National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
NARA is giving public notice that the agency has submitted to OMB for approval the information collection described in this notice. The public is Start Printed Page 50558invited to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Written comments must be submitted to OMB at the address below on or before September 22, 2003 to be assured of consideration.
Comments should be sent to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Mr. Jonathan Womer, Desk Officer for NARA, Washington, DC 20503.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Requests for additional information or copies of the proposed information collection and supporting statement should be directed to Tamee Fechhelm at telephone number 301-837-1694 or fax number 301-837-3213.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), NARA invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed information collections. NARA published a notice of proposed collection for this information collection on June 10, 2003 (68 FR 34653 and 34654). No comments were received. NARA has submitted the described information collection to OMB for approval.
In response to this notice, comments and suggestions should address one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NARA; (b) the accuracy of NARA's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of information technology. In this notice, NARA is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection:
Title: Financial Disclosure Form.
OMB number: 3095-NEW.
Agency form number: Standard Form NEW.
Type of review: Regular.
Affected public: Business or other for-profit, Federal government.
Estimated number of respondents: 25,897.
Estimated time per response: 2 hours.
Frequency of response: On occasion.
Estimated total annual burden hours: 51,794 hours.
Abstract: Executive Order 12958 as amended, “Classified National Security Information” authorizes the Information Security Oversight Office to develop standard forms that promote the implementation of the Government's security classification program. These forms promote consistency and uniformity in the protection of classified information.
The Financial Disclosure Form will contain information that will be used to make personnel security determinations, including whether to grant a security clearance; to allow access to classified information, sensitive areas, and equipment; or to permit assignment to sensitive national security positions. The data may later be used as a part of a review process to evaluate continued eligibility for access to classified information or as evidence in legal proceedings.
The Financial Disclosure Form will help law enforcement obtain pertinent information in the preliminary stages of potential espionage and counter terrorism cases. The Policy Coordinating Committee on Records Access and Information Security forwarded the current form to the Information Security Oversight Office for issuance. The Office of Management and Budget is aware of the form.Start Signature
Dated: August 14, 2003.
L. Reynolds Cahoon,
Assistant Archivist for Human Resources and Information Services.
[FR Doc. 03-21419 Filed 8-20-03; 8:45 am]
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