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National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).




NARA is giving public notice that the agency has submitted to OMB for approval the information collections described in this notice. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.


Written comments must be submitted to OMB at the address below on or before August 30, 2007 to be assured of consideration.


Send comments to Desk Officer for NARA, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202-395-5167.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the proposed information collections and supporting statements should be directed to Tamee Fechhelm at telephone number 301-837-1694 or fax number 301-713-7409.

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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. NARA published a notice of proposed collection for these information collections on May 16, 2007 (72 FR 27592 and 27593). No comments were received. NARA has submitted the described information collections 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 collections are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NARA; (b) the accuracy of NARA's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collections; (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; and (e) whether small businesses are affected by these collections. In this notice, NARA is soliciting comments concerning the following information collections:

1. Title: Item Approval Request List.

OMB Number: 3095-0025.

Agency Form Number: NA Form 14110 and 14110A.

Type of Review: Regular.

Affected Public: Business or for-profit, nonprofit organizations and institutions, federal, state and local government agencies, and individuals or households.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,816.

Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 704 hours.

Abstract: The information collection is prescribed by 36 CFR 1254.72. The collection is prepared by researchers who cannot visit the appropriate NARA research room or who request copies of records as a result of visiting a research room. NARA offers limited provisions to obtain copies of records by mail and requires requests to be made on prescribed forms for certain bodies of records. NARA uses the Item Approval Request List form to track reproduction requests and to provide information for customers and vendors.

2. Title: Microfilm Rental Order Form.

OMB Number: 3095-0059.

Agency Form Number: NA Form 14127.

Type of Review: Regular.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,200.

Estimated Time Per Response: 10 minutes.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 867 hours.

Abstract: The NARA microfilm publications provides ready access to records for research in a variety of fields including history, economics, political science, law, and genealogy. NARA emphasizes microfilming groups of records relating to the same general subject or to a specific geographic area. For example, the decennial population censuses from 1790 to 1930 and their related indexes are available on microfilm. Census records constitute the vast majority of microfilmed records available currently through the rental program.

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Dated: July 25, 2007.

Martha Morphy,

Assistant Archivist for Information Services.

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[FR Doc. E7-14775 Filed 7-30-07; 8:45 am]