Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments, 37472-37473 [2020-13335]

Download as PDF 37472 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 120 / Monday, June 22, 2020 / Notices NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–20–0015; NARA–2020–050] 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. SUMMARY: NARA must receive comments by August 6, 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: Kimberly Keravuori, Regulatory and External Policy Program Manager, by email at regulation_comments @ nara.gov. For information about records schedules, 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: DATES: 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Jun 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 the Air Force, Agencywide, Manufacturing Methods Records (DAA–AFU–2019–0001). 2. Department of the Air Force, Agencywide, Claims Records (DAA–AFU–2019– 0023). 3. Department of Defense, Defense Contract Audit Agency, Contract Audit Case Records (DAA–0372–2020–0022). 4. Department of Defense, Defense Technical Information Center, Administration, Management, and Policy Records (DAA–0569–2018–0010). 5. Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration, Power Sales and Marketing (DAA–0201–2020–0001). 6. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Indigent Notifications (DAA–0566–2020– 0003). 7. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation (DAA–0271–2017–0005). 8. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Division of Energy Employees’ Occupational Illness Compensation (DAA–0271–2017–0006). 9. Department of the Navy, Agency-wide, Logistics (DAA–NU–2019–0014). 10. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking-in-Persons, Consolidated Schedule (DAA–0059–2019– 0019). 11. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Intelligent E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 120 / Monday, June 22, 2020 / Notices Transportation Systems (ITS) CodeHub (DAA–0406–2020–0001). projects for use in planning. The draft version of the NSF BSR Guide is available on the NSF website at: http:// Laurence Brewer, www.nsf.gov/bfa/lfo/lfo_documents.jsp. Chief Records Officer for the U.S. To facilitate review, a Change Log with Government. brief comment explanations of the [FR Doc. 2020–13335 Filed 6–19–20; 8:45 am] changes is provided in the guide. BILLING CODE 7515–01–P DATES: Written comments should be received by August 21, 2020 to be assured of consideration. Comments NATIONAL CREDIT UNION received after that date will be ADMINISTRATION considered to the extent practicable. Sunshine Act: Notice of Agency ADDRESSES: Written comments Meeting regarding the information collection and requests for copies of the proposed TIME AND DATE: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, information collection request should be June 25, 2020. addressed to Suzanne Plimpton, Reports PLACE: Due to the COVID–19 Pandemic, Clearance Officer, National Science the meeting will be open to the public Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Rm. via live webcast only. Visit the agency’s 1265, Arlington, VA 22230, or by email homepage (www.ncua.gov) and access to splimpto@nsf.gov. the provided webcast link. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: STATUS: This meeting will be open to the Suzanne Plimpton on (703) 292–7556 or public. send email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Board Briefing, Minority Depository telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Institution Annual Report. Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 2. Board Briefing, NCUA Guaranteed 8339, which is accessible 24 hours a Notes Oversight Program. day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year 3. Request for Information, Strategies for Future Examination and Supervision (including Federal holidays). Utilizing Digital Technology. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 4. NCUA Rules and Regulations, Comments: In addition to the type of Technical Amendments. comments identified above, comments 5. NCUA Rules and Regulations, Risk- are also invited on: (a) Whether the Based Net Worth. proposed collection of information is CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: necessary for the proper performance of Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board, the functions of the Agency, including Telephone: 703–518–6304. whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Gerard Poliquin, Agency’s estimate of the burden of the Secretary of the Board. proposed collection of information; (c) [FR Doc. 2020–13534 Filed 6–18–20; 4:15 pm] ways to enhance the quality, utility, and BILLING CODE 7535–01–P clarity of the information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION other forms of information technology; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of Agency Information Collection the collection of information on Activities: Proposed Collection; respondents, including through the use Comment Request of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. AGENCY: National Science Foundation. After obtaining and considering public ACTION: Notice and request for comment, NSF will prepare the comments. submission requesting OMB clearance of this collection for no longer than 3 SUMMARY: In accordance with the years. requirement of the Paperwork Title of Collection: Business Systems Reduction Act of 1995, the National Review Guide. Science Foundation (NSF) is providing OMB Approval Number: 3145–NEW. opportunity for public comment on the Expiration Date of Approval: Not NSF Business Systems Review Guide applicable. (BSR). This is the first clearance of Type of Request: Intent to seek Business Systems Review Guide. It approval to extend with revision an aligns with the Uniform Guidance and the NSF Major Facilities Guide which is information collection for three years. intended for use by NSF staff and by Proposed Project: The National external proponents of major facility Science Foundation Act of 1950 (Pub. L. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Jun 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37473 81–507) set forth NSF’s mission and purpose: ‘‘To promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense. * * * ’’ The Act authorized and directed NSF to initiate and support: b Basic scientific research and research fundamental to the engineering process; b Programs to strengthen scientific and engineering research potential; b Science and engineering education programs at all levels and in all the various fields of science and engineering; b Programs that provide a source of information for policy formulation; and b Other activities to promote these ends. Among Federal agencies, NSF is a leader in providing the academic community with advanced instrumentation needed to conduct state-of-the-art research and to educate the next generation of scientists, engineers and technical workers. The knowledge generated by these tools sustains U.S. leadership in science and engineering (S&E) to drive the U.S. economy and secure the future. NSF’s responsibility is to ensure that the research and education communities have access to these resources, and to provide the support needed to utilize them optimally, and implement timely upgrades. The scale of advanced instrumentation ranges from small research instruments to shared resources or facilities that can be used by entire communities. The demand for such instrumentation is very high, and is growing rapidly, along with the pace of discovery. For major facilities and shared infrastructure, the need is particularly high. This trend is expected to accelerate in the future as increasing numbers of researchers and educators rely on such large facilities, instruments, and databases to provide the reach to make the next intellectual leaps. NSF currently provides support for facility construction from two accounts: The Major Research Equipment and Facility Construction (MREFC) account, and the Research and Related Activities (R&RA) account. The MREFC account, established in FY 1995, is a separate budget line item that provides an agency-wide mechanism, permitting directorates to undertake large facility projects that exceed 10% of the Directorate’s annual budget; or roughly $70M or greater. Smaller projects continue to be supported from the R&RA Account. E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1

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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

[NARA-20-0015; NARA-2020-050]


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 August 6, 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: Kimberly Keravuori, Regulatory and 
External Policy Program Manager, by email at regulation_comments 
@nara.gov. For information about records schedules, 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 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 the Air Force, Agency-wide, Manufacturing 
Methods Records (DAA-AFU-2019-0001).
    2. Department of the Air Force, Agency-wide, Claims Records 
(DAA-AFU-2019-0023).
    3. Department of Defense, Defense Contract Audit Agency, 
Contract Audit Case Records (DAA-0372-2020-0022).
    4. Department of Defense, Defense Technical Information Center, 
Administration, Management, and Policy Records (DAA-0569-2018-0010).
    5. Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration, 
Power Sales and Marketing (DAA-0201-2020-0001).
    6. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, Indigent Notifications (DAA-0566-2020-0003).
    7. Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation 
Programs, Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation 
(DAA-0271-2017-0005).
    8. Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation 
Programs, Division of Energy Employees' Occupational Illness 
Compensation (DAA-0271-2017-0006).
    9. Department of the Navy, Agency-wide, Logistics (DAA-NU-2019-
0014).
    10. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat 
Trafficking-in-Persons, Consolidated Schedule (DAA-0059-2019-0019).
    11. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway 
Administration, Intelligent

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Laurence Brewer,
Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.
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