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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2019 / Notices financing, the nature of poverty in the country, and its policy performance. Countries Newly Selected for Compact Assistance Using the criteria described above, one candidate country under section 606(a) of the Act (22 U.S.C. 7705(a) was newly selected for assistance under section 607 of the Act (22 U.S.C. 7706): Mozambique. In accordance with section 609(k) of the Act, no candidate countries were newly selected to explore development of a concurrent compact program under section 607 of the Act (22 U.S.C. 7706). Mozambique: Mozambique successfully completed its first MCC compact in September 2013 and has recently demonstrated encouraging policy improvement on the MCC scorecard, passing 13 of 20 indicators, with clear improvement on its Control of Corruption score. A new compact would build on the country’s continued commitment to sector reform and MCC’s strong relationship with the country developed under the first compact partnership. By selecting Mozambique for a compact, MCC will support the government’s efforts to strengthen economic growth to reduce poverty. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Countries Selected To Continue Compact Development Nine of the countries selected for compact assistance for FY 2020 were previously selected for FY 2019. Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Timor-Leste, and Tunisia were selected to continue developing bilateral compacts. Benin, Burkina Faso, Coˆte d’Ivoire, and Niger were selected to continue developing concurrent compacts for the purpose of regional integration. Selection of these countries for FY 2020 was based on their continued or improved policy performance since their prior selection. Countries Selected To Receive Threshold Program Assistance The Board selected Kenya to receive threshold program assistance. Kenya: Kenya offers MCC the opportunity to engage with the country on policy and institutional reform. Kenya is an important partner in East Africa, where MCC’s presence is growing. Although Kenya has not previously passed the Control of Corruption indicator on the MCC scorecard, its performance rose to the 50th percentile this year (a country must score above the 50th percentile to pass the indicator). More broadly, Kenya passes 15 of 20 indicators overall on the scorecard, including the Democratic Rights ‘‘hard hurdle’’ indicators. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Dec 17, 2019 Jkt 250001 Countries Selected To Continue Developing Threshold Programs The Board selected Ethiopia and Solomon Islands to continue developing threshold programs. Ethiopia has continued on its reform path and saw improvements on the democratic rights ‘‘hard hurdle’’ indicators of political rights and civil liberties this year. Solomon Islands held successful elections in April 2019 and continues apace with program development. Ongoing Review of Partner Countries’ Policy Performance The Board emphasized the need for all partner countries to maintain or improve their policy performance. If it is determined during compact implementation that a country has demonstrated a significant policy reversal, MCC can hold it accountable by applying MCC’s Suspension and Termination Policy.4 [FR Doc. 2019–27284 Filed 12–13–19; 4:15 p.m.] BILLING CODE 9211–03–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–19–0018; NARA–2020–014] Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed records schedules; request for comments. AGENCY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules. DATES: NARA must receive comments by February 3, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods. You must cite the control number, which appears on the records schedule in parentheses after the name of the agency that submitted the schedule. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. • Mail: Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance (ACR); National SUMMARY: 4 Available at https://www.mcc.gov/resources/ doc/policy-on-suspension-and-termination. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69395 Archives and Records Administration; 8601 Adelphi Road; College Park, MD 20740–6001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Records Management Operations by email at request.schedule@nara.gov, by mail at the address above, or by phone at 301–837–1799. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comment Procedures We are publishing notice of records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on these records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a), and list the schedules at the end of this notice by agency and subdivision requesting disposition authority. In addition, this notice lists the organizational unit(s) accumulating the records or states that the schedule has agency-wide applicability. It also provides the control number assigned to each schedule, which you will need if you submit comments on that schedule. We have uploaded the records schedules and accompanying appraisal memoranda to the regulations.gov docket for this notice as ‘‘other’’ documents. Each records schedule contains a full description of the records at the file unit level as well as their proposed disposition. The appraisal memorandum for the schedule includes information about the records. We will post comments, including any personal information and attachments, to the public docket unchanged. Because comments are public, you are responsible for ensuring that you do not include any confidential or other information that you or a third party may not wish to be publicly posted. If you want to submit a comment with confidential information or cannot otherwise use the regulations.gov portal, you may contact request.schedule@nara.gov for instructions on submitting your comment. We will consider all comments submitted by the posted deadline and consult as needed with the Federal agency seeking the disposition authority. After considering comments, we will post on regulations.gov a ‘‘Consolidated Reply’’ summarizing the comments, responding to them, and noting any changes we have made to the proposed records schedule. We will then send the schedule for final approval by the Archivist of the United States. You may elect at regulations.gov to receive updates on the docket, including an alert when we post the E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 69396 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2019 / Notices Consolidated Reply, whether or not you submit a comment. If you have a question, you can submit it as a comment, and can also submit any concerns or comments you would have to a possible response to the question. We will address these items in consolidated replies along with any other comments submitted on that schedule. We will post schedules on our website in the Records Control Schedule (RCS) Repository, at https:// www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/rcs, after the Archivist approves them. The RCS contains all schedules approved since 1973. 3. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agency-wide, External Outreach Records (DAA–0180–2018– 0007). 4. Office of Personnel Management, Agency-wide, Records of the Agency Compliance and Evaluation Program (DAA–0478–2019–0001). 5. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance, Confidential Treatment Materials (DAA–0266–2019–0002). Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government. [FR Doc. 2019–27203 Filed 12–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P Background Each year, Federal agencies create billions of records. To control this accumulation, agency records managers prepare schedules proposing retention periods for records and submit these schedules for NARA’s approval. Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when no longer needed for current Government business. The records schedules authorize agencies to preserve records of continuing value in the National Archives or to destroy, after a specified period, records lacking continuing administrative, legal, research, or other value. Some schedules are comprehensive and cover all the records of an agency or one of its major subdivisions. Most schedules, however, cover records of only one office or program or a few series of records. Many of these update previously approved schedules, and some include records proposed as permanent. Agencies may not destroy Federal records without the approval of the Archivist of the United States. The Archivist grants this approval only after thorough consideration of the records’ administrative use by the agency of origin, the rights of the Government and of private people directly affected by the Government’s activities, and whether or not the records have historical or other value. Public review and comment on these records schedules is part of the Archivist’s consideration process. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Schedules Pending 1. Department of Homeland Security, Agency-wide, Administrative and Operational Records Common to All Offices (DAA–0563–2019–0008). 2. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Engineering and Research Records (DAA–0571–2015– 0015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Dec 17, 2019 Jkt 250001 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Proposal Review Panel for Ocean Sciences Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the following meeting: Name and Committee Code: Proposal Review Panel for Ocean Sciences OCE (#10752). Date and Time: February 26–28, 2020; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Place: JOIDES Resolution Science Operator (JRSO), 1000 Discovery Drive, College Station, TX 77840. Type of Meeting: Part Open. Contact Person: James Allan, Program Director, Division of Ocean Science; National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314; Telephone: (703) 292–8583. Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations regarding Operations and Management of the Drilling Vessel JOIDES Resolution for the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and JR100 program relating to performance in FY2019 under Cooperative Agreement Award 1326927. Agenda Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m. NSF and panel introduction 9:15 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Initial Report of the JOIDES Resolution Science Operator (JRSO)—(Open) 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Co-Chief Review Report for FY2019—(Open) 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. JRSO response to Co-Chief Review Report—(Open) 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Meet with JRSO Staff—(Open) PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Site Visit Panel discussion of presentations and overnight questions to JRSO—(Closed) Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. JRSO discussion of major challenges and successes in operational context, and how they are responding—(Open) 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Effectiveness of IODP Programmatic Planning Structure—(Open) 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. JRSO discussion of major challenges in providing services and innovation to IODP science community, and how they are responding—(Open) 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Response of JRSO to any remaining Panel questions— (Open) 3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Break 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Site Visit Panel Discussion on panel report structure and overnight questions to JRSO— (Closed) Friday, February 28, 2020 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Site Visit Panel discussion; work on report—(Closed) 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Response of JRSO to Panel questions—(Open) 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Site Visit Panel discussion; work on report—(Closed) 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch—(Closed) 1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Site Visit Panel discussion; work on report—(Closed) 3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Break 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Site Visit Panel presents report and recommendations to JRSO—(Closed) Reason for Closing: The program being reviewed during closed portions of the meeting will include information of a proprietary or confidential nature, including technical information; financial data, such as salaries; and personal information concerning individuals associated with the program. These matters are exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), (4) and (6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act. Dated: December 12, 2019. Crystal Robinson, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–27180 Filed 12–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 50–293; NRC–2019–0247] Holtec Decommissioning International, LLC; Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Nuclear Regulatory Commission. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

[NARA-19-0018; NARA-2020-014]


Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments

AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed records schedules; request 
for comments.

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SUMMARY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) 
publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records 
disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the 
Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which 
agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct 
agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.

DATES: NARA must receive comments by February 3, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods. 
You must cite the control number, which appears on the records schedule 
in parentheses after the name of the agency that submitted the 
schedule.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
     Mail: Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance (ACR); 
National Archives and Records Administration; 8601 Adelphi Road; 
College Park, MD 20740-6001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Records Management Operations by email 
at [email protected], by mail at the address above, or by phone 
at 301-837-1799.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Public Comment Procedures

    We are publishing notice of records schedules in which agencies 
propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency 
business. We invite public comments on these records schedules, as 
required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a), and list the schedules at the end of 
this notice by agency and subdivision requesting disposition authority.
    In addition, this notice lists the organizational unit(s) 
accumulating the records or states that the schedule has agency-wide 
applicability. It also provides the control number assigned to each 
schedule, which you will need if you submit comments on that schedule. 
We have uploaded the records schedules and accompanying appraisal 
memoranda to the regulations.gov docket for this notice as ``other'' 
documents. Each records schedule contains a full description of the 
records at the file unit level as well as their proposed disposition. 
The appraisal memorandum for the schedule includes information about 
the records.
    We will post comments, including any personal information and 
attachments, to the public docket unchanged. Because comments are 
public, you are responsible for ensuring that you do not include any 
confidential or other information that you or a third party may not 
wish to be publicly posted. If you want to submit a comment with 
confidential information or cannot otherwise use the regulations.gov 
portal, you may contact [email protected] for instructions on 
submitting your comment.
    We will consider all comments submitted by the posted deadline and 
consult as needed with the Federal agency seeking the disposition 
authority. After considering comments, we will post on regulations.gov 
a ``Consolidated Reply'' summarizing the comments, responding to them, 
and noting any changes we have made to the proposed records schedule. 
We will then send the schedule for final approval by the Archivist of 
the United States. You may elect at regulations.gov to receive updates 
on the docket, including an alert when we post the

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Consolidated Reply, whether or not you submit a comment. If you have a 
question, you can submit it as a comment, and can also submit any 
concerns or comments you would have to a possible response to the 
question. We will address these items in consolidated replies along 
with any other comments submitted on that schedule.
    We will post schedules on our website in the Records Control 
Schedule (RCS) Repository, at https://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/rcs, after the Archivist approves them. The RCS contains all schedules 
approved since 1973.

Background

    Each year, Federal agencies create billions of records. To control 
this accumulation, agency records managers prepare schedules proposing 
retention periods for records and submit these schedules for NARA's 
approval. Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory 
instructions on what happens to records when no longer needed for 
current Government business. The records schedules authorize agencies 
to preserve records of continuing value in the National Archives or to 
destroy, after a specified period, records lacking continuing 
administrative, legal, research, or other value. Some schedules are 
comprehensive and cover all the records of an agency or one of its 
major subdivisions. Most schedules, however, cover records of only one 
office or program or a few series of records. Many of these update 
previously approved schedules, and some include records proposed as 
permanent.
    Agencies may not destroy Federal records without the approval of 
the Archivist of the United States. The Archivist grants this approval 
only after thorough consideration of the records' administrative use by 
the agency of origin, the rights of the Government and of private 
people directly affected by the Government's activities, and whether or 
not the records have historical or other value. Public review and 
comment on these records schedules is part of the Archivist's 
consideration process.

Schedules Pending

    1. Department of Homeland Security, Agency-wide, Administrative and 
Operational Records Common to All Offices (DAA-0563-2019-0008).
    2. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, Engineering and Research Records (DAA-0571-2015-
0015).
    3. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agency-wide, External 
Outreach Records (DAA-0180-2018-0007).
    4. Office of Personnel Management, Agency-wide, Records of the 
Agency Compliance and Evaluation Program (DAA-0478-2019-0001).
    5. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation 
Finance, Confidential Treatment Materials (DAA-0266-2019-0002).

Laurence Brewer,
Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.
[FR Doc. 2019-27203 Filed 12-17-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7515-01-P