Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments, 14155-14156 [2021-05205]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 47 / Friday, March 12, 2021 / Notices inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS.3 This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and of §§ 201.10 and 210.8(c) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.10, 210.8(c)). By order of the Commission. Issued: March 8, 2021. William Bishop, Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–05126 Filed 3–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Equal Access to Justice Act Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before April 12, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) if the information will be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (4) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and SUMMARY: 3 Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): https://edis.usitc.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Mar 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 (5) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony May by telephone at 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) (5 United States Code Section 504(a)(2)) provides payment of fees and expenses to eligible parties who have prevailed against a Federal agency in certain administrative proceedings. These requirements are codified in the Department of Labor’s regulations in 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part 16, Subpart B. In order to obtain an award, the statute and associated DOL regulations require parties to file an application. Other agencies may have their own EAJA regulations. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2020 (85 FR 81222). This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless the OMB approves it and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. DOL seeks PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) years. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal. The DOL notes that information collection requirements submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. Agency: DOL–OASAM. Title of Collection: Equal Access to Justice Act. OMB Control Number: 1225–0013. Affected Public: Private sector: businesses or other for-profits institutions, farms, not-for-profit. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 10. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 10. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 50 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $23. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14155 Dated: March 5, 2021. Anthony May, Management and Program Analyst. [FR Doc. 2021–05152 Filed 3–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–23–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–21–0005; NARA–2021–022] 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 April 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by the following method. 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 Due to COVID–19 building closures, we are currently temporarily not accepting comments by mail. However, if you are unable to comment via regulations.gov, you may contact request.schedule@nara.gov for instructions on submitting your comment. DATES: 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: 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 E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 14156 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 47 / Friday, March 12, 2021 / Notices 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Mar 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 RCS contains all schedules approved since 1973. Engagement and Public Affairs Records (DAA–0064–2018–0008). Background Laurence Brewer, Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government. 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 Defense, Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Criminal Incident Reporting System (DAA–0361– 2021–0021). 2. Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, ActionOperation Files (DAA–0374–2020– 0003). 3. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Records of the Security Features Design and Development, Research and Testing (DAA–0318–2020–0003). 4. Department of Veterans Affairs, Agency-wide, Contracting Officer Appointment Records (DAA–0015– 2021–0001). 5. Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Agency-wide, Personnel Records (DAA–0116–2019–0001). 6. National Archives and Records Administration, Agency-wide, PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 [FR Doc. 2021–05205 Filed 3–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Advisory Committee for Biological 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: Advisory Committee for Biological Sciences (#1110). Date and Time: April 15, 2021; 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; April 16, 2021; 10:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Place: National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314 | Virtual. Due to ongoing social distancing best practices because of COVID–19 the meeting will be held virtually among the Advisory Committee members. Livestreaming will be accessible through this page: https:// nsf.gov/bio/advisory.jsp. Type of Meeting: Open. Contact Person: Karen Cone, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314; Telephone Number: (703) 292–8400. Purpose of Meeting: The Advisory Committee for the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) provides advice, recommendations, and oversight concerning major program emphases, directions, and goals for the researchrelated activities of the divisions that make up BIO. Agenda: Agenda items will include a directorate business update, update on BIO’s responses to the COVID–19 pandemic, a joint session to discuss matters of mutual interest with the Advisory Committee for Geosciences, discussion of recent Committee of Visitors report for the Division of Biological Infrastructure, and discussion with the NSF Director. Dated: March 8, 2021. Crystal Robinson, Committee Management Officer. 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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

[NARA-21-0005; NARA-2021-022]


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 April 26, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by the following method. 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
    Due to COVID-19 building closures, we are currently temporarily not 
accepting comments by mail. However, if you are unable to comment via 
regulations.gov, you may contact [email protected] for 
instructions on submitting your comment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly Keravuori, Regulatory and 
External Policy Program Manager, by email at 
[email protected]. 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

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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 Defense, Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Criminal 
Incident Reporting System (DAA-0361-2021-0021).
    2. Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Action-
Operation Files (DAA-0374-2020-0003).
    3. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 
Records of the Security Features Design and Development, Research and 
Testing (DAA-0318-2020-0003).
    4. Department of Veterans Affairs, Agency-wide, Contracting Officer 
Appointment Records (DAA-0015-2021-0001).
    5. Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Agency-wide, 
Personnel Records (DAA-0116-2019-0001).
    6. National Archives and Records Administration, Agency-wide, 
Engagement and Public Affairs Records (DAA-0064-2018-0008).

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