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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).




NARA is giving public notice that the agency proposes to request use of the Contractor/Agency Reviewer Identification Badge Authorization, NA Form 6000B, that will be used by employees of NARA on-site contractors and agency reviewers in order to obtain a NARA identification badge and proximity card. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.


Written comments must be received on or before December 1, 2003 to be assured of consideration.


Comments should be sent to: Paperwork Reduction Act Comments (NHP), Room 4400, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Rd, College Park, MD 20740-6001; or faxed to 301-837-3213; or electronically mailed to

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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.

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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. The 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, including the use of information technology, to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the NARA request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this notice, NARA is soliciting comments Start Printed Page 56653concerning the following information collection:

Title: Contractor/Agency Reviewer Identification Badge Authorization.

OMB number: 3095-NEW.

Agency form number: NA Form 6000B.

Type of review: Regular.

Affected public: Business or other for-profit, Federal government.

Estimated number of respondents: 600.

Estimated time per response: 3 minutes.

Frequency of response: On occasion.

Estimated total annual burden hours: 30 hours.

Abstract: The collection of information is necessary as a security measure to protect employees, information, and property in NARA facilities, and to facilitate the issuance of badges and cards. Use of the form is authorized by 44 U.S.C 2104. At the NARA College Park facility, individuals receive a proximity card with the identification badge that is electronically coded to permit access to secure zones ranging from a general nominal level to stricter access levels for classified records zones. The proximity card system is part of the security management system that meets the accreditation standards of the Government intelligence agencies for storage of classified information and serves to comply with E.O. 12958.

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Dated: September 17, 2003.

L. Reynolds Cahoon,

Assistant Archivist for Human Resources and Information Services.

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[FR Doc. 03-24801 Filed 9-30-03; 8:45 am]