Information Collection: Public Records, 16397-16398 [2021-06342]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 58 / Monday, March 29, 2021 / Notices CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: For more information or to verify the status of meetings, contact Wesley Held at 301–287–3591 or via email at Wesley.Held@nrc.gov. The schedule for Commission meetings is subject to change on short notice. The NRC Commission Meeting Schedule can be found on the internet at: https://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ public-meetings/schedule.html. The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in these public meetings or need this meeting notice or the transcript or other information from the public meetings in another format (e.g., braille, large print), please notify Anne Silk, NRC Disability Program Specialist, at 301–287–0745, by videophone at 240–428–3217, or by email at Anne.Silk@nrc.gov. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Members of the public may request to receive this information electronically. If you would like to be added to the distribution, please contact the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC 20555, at 301–415–1969, or by email at Tyesha.Bush@nrc.gov. The NRC is holding the meetings under the authority of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b. Dated: March 25, 2021. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Wesley W. Held, Policy Coordinator, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–06551 Filed 3–25–21; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2019–0102] Information Collection: Public Records Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget; request for comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information collection is entitled, ‘‘Public Records.’’ NRC Form 509, ‘‘Statement of Estimated Fees for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request.’’ NRC updated one form integral to the agency’s Freedom of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 Information Act (FOIA) process, NRC Form 507, ‘‘Freedom of Information— Privacy Act Record Request Form.’’ DATES: Submit comments by April 28, 2021. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to https://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under Review— Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–2084; email: Infocollects.Resource@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments A. Obtaining Information Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2019– 0102 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain publicly available information related to this action by any of the following methods; however, the NRC encourages electronic comment submission through the Federal Rulemaking website: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2019–0102. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publicly available documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301– 415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@ nrc.gov. NRC Form 509 and NRC Form 507 are available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML20203M082 and ML20203M081 respectively. The supporting statement is available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML21029A214. • NRC’s Clearance Officer: A copy of the collection of information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by contacting the NRC’s Clearance Officer, David Cullison, Office of the Chief Information Officer, PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16397 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415–2084; email: Infocollects.Resource@nrc.gov. B. Submitting Comments The NRC encourages electronic comment submission through the Federal Rulemaking website (https:// www.regulations.gov). Please include Docket ID NRC–2019–0102 in your comment submission. The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact information in comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly disclosed in your comment submission. All comment submissions are posted at https:// www.regulations.gov and entered into ADAMS. Comment submissions are not routinely edited to remove identifying or contact information. If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons for submission to the OMB, then you should inform those persons not to include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should state that comment submissions are not routinely edited to remove such information before making the comment submissions available to the public or entering the comment into ADAMS. II. Background Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the NRC recently submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of information to OMB for review entitled, ‘‘Public Records.’’ The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The NRC published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period on this information collection on January 8, 2021 (86 FR 1542). 1. The title of the information collection: Part 9 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ‘‘Public Records.’’ 2. OMB approval number: 3150–0043. 3. Type of submission: Revision. 4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 509; NRC Form 507. 5. How often the collection is required or requested: On occasion. 6. Who will be required or asked to respond: FOIA Requesters who have requests that require pre-payment or agree to pay for the processing of their FOIA requests. E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 16398 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 58 / Monday, March 29, 2021 / Notices 7. The estimated number of annual responses: 3,803. 8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 3,803. 9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to comply with the information collection requirement or request: 2,082. 10. Abstract: The proposed information collection removes the need for requesters to provide the information they are requesting under FOIA, since it would be duplicative. NRC Form 507 will accompany acknowledgement letters, at which point we are requesting additional information, if necessary, for FOIA requesters to submit proof of identification or third-party release authorizations. Providing NRC Form 509 to a request serves as a notification of the processing fees as it relates to search, review, and duplication. Pursuant to NRC’s regulations, 10 CFR 9.40, when fees exceed $25.00 the requester has the opportunity to rescope their request. Additionally, in response to the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, in accordance with 10 CFR 9.39, the revised form notifies the requester that if the agency fails to comply with statutory time limits, the agency cannot charge the requester any fees (except in unusual circumstances). In the event that fees are required, the requester can verify their willingness to pay on this form and must submit payment within ten working days of the receipt of the form. Dated: March 23, 2021. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. David C. Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–06342 Filed 3–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Federal Employees’ Retirement System; Present Value Factors Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is providing notice of adjusted present value factors applicable to retirees who elect to provide survivor annuity benefits to a spouse based on post-retirement marriage, and to retiring employees who elect the alternative form of annuity or elect to credit certain service with nonappropriated fund instrumentalities. This notice is necessary to conform the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 present value factors to changes in the economic and demographic assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries of the Civil Service Retirement System. DATES: The revised present value factors apply to survivor reductions or employee annuities that commence on or after October 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send requests for actuarial assumptions and data to the Board of Actuaries, care of Gregory Kissel, Senior Actuary, Office of Healthcare and Insurance, Office of Personnel Management, Room 4316, 1900 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20415, or by email to actuary@opm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karla Yeakle, (202) 606–0299. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Several provisions of the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS) require reduction of annuities on an actuarial basis. Under each of these provisions, OPM is required to issue regulations on the method of determining the reduction to ensure that the present value of the reduced annuity plus a lump-sum equals, to the extent practicable, the present value of the unreduced benefit. The regulations for each of these benefits provide that OPM will publish a notice in the Federal Register whenever it changes the factors used to compute the present values of these benefits. Section 842.706(a) of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, prescribes the method for computing the reduction in the beginning rate of annuity payable to a retiree who elects an alternative form of annuity under 5 U.S.C. 8420a. That reduction is required to produce an annuity that is the actuarial equivalent of the annuity of a retiree who does not elect an alternative form of annuity. The present value factors listed below are used to compute the annuity reduction under 5 CFR 842.706(a). Section 842.615 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, prescribes the use of these factors for computing the reduction required for certain elections to provide survivor annuity benefits based on a post-retirement marriage or divorce under 5 U.S.C. 8416(b), 8416(c), or § 8417(b). Under section 11004 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, Public Law 103–66, effective October 1, 1993, OPM ceased collection of these survivor election deposits by means of either a lump-sum payment or installments. Instead, OPM is required to establish a permanent actuarial reduction in the annuity of the retiree. This means that OPM must take the amount of the deposit computed under the old law and translate it into a PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 lifetime reduction in the retiree’s benefit. Subpart F of part 847 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, prescribes the use of present value factors for computing the deficiency the retiree must pay to receive credit for certain service with nonappropriated fund instrumentalities made creditable by an election under section 1043 of Public Law 104–106. Subpart I of part 847 of title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, prescribes the use of present value factors for employees that elect to credit nonappropriated fund instrumentality service to qualify for immediate retirement under section 1132 of Public Law 107–107. OPM published the present value factors currently in effect on April 6, 2020, at 85 FR 19175. On March 29, 2021, OPM published a notice to revise the normal cost percentage under the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS) Act of 1986, Public Law 99–335, based on changed assumptions adopted by the Board of Actuaries of the Civil Service Retirement System. Under 5 U.S.C. 8461(i), those changes require corresponding changes in the present value factors used to produce actuarially equivalent benefits when required by the FERS Act. The revised factors will become effective on October 1, 2021, to correspond with the changes in FERS normal cost percentages. For alternative forms of annuity, the new factors will apply to annuities that commence on or after October 1, 2021. See 5 CFR 842.706. For survivor election deposits, the new factors will apply to survivor reductions that commence on or after October 1, 2021. See 5 CFR 842.615(b). For obtaining credit for service with certain nonappropriated fund instrumentalities, the new factors will apply to cases in which the date of computation under 5 CFR 847.603 or 847.809 is on or after October 1, 2021. See 5 CFR § 842.602, 842.616, 847.603, and § 847.809. OPM is, therefore, revising the tables of present value factors to read as follows: TABLE I—FERS PRESENT VALUE FACTORS FOR AGES 62 AND OLDER [Applicable to annuity payable following an election under 5 U.S.C. 8416(b), 8416(c), 8417(b), 8420a, under section 1043 of Public Law 104–106, or under section 1132 of Public Law 107–107] Age 62 63 64 65 ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ ........................................ E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 Present value factor 224.7 218.0 211.3 204.5

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 58 (Monday, March 29, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16397-16398]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-06342]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

[NRC-2019-0102]


Information Collection: Public Records

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget; 
request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has recently 
submitted a request for renewal of an existing collection of 
information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. 
The information collection is entitled, ``Public Records.'' NRC Form 
509, ``Statement of Estimated Fees for Freedom of Information Act 
(FOIA) Request.'' NRC updated one form integral to the agency's Freedom 
of Information Act (FOIA) process, NRC Form 507, ``Freedom of 
Information--Privacy Act Record Request Form.''

DATES: Submit comments by April 28, 2021. Comments received after this 
date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but the Commission 
is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before 
this date.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this 
particular information collection by selecting ``Currently under 
Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001; 
telephone: 301-415-2084; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments

A. Obtaining Information

    Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2019-0102 when contacting the NRC 
about the availability of information for this action. You may obtain 
publicly available information related to this action by any of the 
following methods; however, the NRC encourages electronic comment 
submission through the Federal Rulemaking website:
     Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2019-0102.
     NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS): You may obtain publicly available documents online in the 
ADAMS Public Documents collection at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. To begin the search, select ``Begin Web-based ADAMS 
Search.'' For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC's Public 
Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or 
by email to [email protected]. NRC Form 509 and NRC Form 507 are 
available in ADAMS under Accession Nos. ML20203M082 and ML20203M081 
respectively. The supporting statement is available in ADAMS under 
Accession No. ML21029A214.
     NRC's Clearance Officer: A copy of the collection of 
information and related instructions may be obtained without charge by 
contacting the NRC's Clearance Officer, David Cullison, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Washington, DC 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-2084; email: 
[email protected].

B. Submitting Comments

    The NRC encourages electronic comment submission through the 
Federal Rulemaking website (https://www.regulations.gov). Please 
include Docket ID NRC-2019-0102 in your comment submission.
    The NRC cautions you not to include identifying or contact 
information in comment submissions that you do not want to be publicly 
disclosed in your comment submission. All comment submissions are 
posted at https://www.regulations.gov and entered into ADAMS. Comment 
submissions are not routinely edited to remove identifying or contact 
information.
    If you are requesting or aggregating comments from other persons 
for submission to the OMB, then you should inform those persons not to 
include identifying or contact information that they do not want to be 
publicly disclosed in their comment submission. Your request should 
state that comment submissions are not routinely edited to remove such 
information before making the comment submissions available to the 
public or entering the comment into ADAMS.

II. Background

    Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), the NRC recently submitted a request for renewal of 
an existing collection of information to OMB for review entitled, 
``Public Records.'' The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that 
an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number.
    The NRC published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment 
period on this information collection on January 8, 2021 (86 FR 1542).
    1. The title of the information collection: Part 9 of title 10 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), ``Public Records.''
    2. OMB approval number: 3150-0043.
    3. Type of submission: Revision.
    4. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 509; NRC Form 507.
    5. How often the collection is required or requested: On occasion.
    6. Who will be required or asked to respond: FOIA Requesters who 
have requests that require pre-payment or agree to pay for the 
processing of their FOIA requests.

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    7. The estimated number of annual responses: 3,803.
    8. The estimated number of annual respondents: 3,803.
    9. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to 
comply with the information collection requirement or request: 2,082.
    10. Abstract: The proposed information collection removes the need 
for requesters to provide the information they are requesting under 
FOIA, since it would be duplicative. NRC Form 507 will accompany 
acknowledgement letters, at which point we are requesting additional 
information, if necessary, for FOIA requesters to submit proof of 
identification or third-party release authorizations. Providing NRC 
Form 509 to a request serves as a notification of the processing fees 
as it relates to search, review, and duplication. Pursuant to NRC's 
regulations, 10 CFR 9.40, when fees exceed $25.00 the requester has the 
opportunity to re-scope their request. Additionally, in response to the 
FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, in accordance with 10 CFR 9.39, the 
revised form notifies the requester that if the agency fails to comply 
with statutory time limits, the agency cannot charge the requester any 
fees (except in unusual circumstances). In the event that fees are 
required, the requester can verify their willingness to pay on this 
form and must submit payment within ten working days of the receipt of 
the form.

    Dated: March 23, 2021.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
David C. Cullison,
NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-06342 Filed 3-26-21; 8:45 am]
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