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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).


Notice of information collection extension request for research cards.


NARA is giving public notice that the agency proposes to request extension of a currently-approved information collection used by individuals applying for a research card, which is needed to use original archival records in a National Archives and Records Administration facility. 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 November 3, 2014 to be assured of consideration.


Comments should be sent to: Paperwork Reduction Act Comments (ISSD); Room 4400; National Archives and Records Administration; 8601 Adelphi Rd., College Park, MD 20740-6001; faxed to 301-713-7409; or electronically mailed to

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Please direct requests for additional information or copies of the proposed information collection and supporting statement 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. 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 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 this collection. 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 concerning the following information collection:

Title: Researcher Application.

OMB number: 3095-0016.

Agency form number: NA Form 14003.

Type of review: Regular.

Affected public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, Federal, State, Local or Tribal Government.

Estimated number of respondents: 18,487.

Estimated time per response: 8 minutes.

Frequency of response: On occasion.

Estimated total annual burden hours: 2,465 hours.

Abstract: The information collection is prescribed by 36 CFR 1254.8. The collection is an application for a research card. Respondents are individuals who wish to use original archival records in a NARA facility. NARA uses the information to screen individuals, to identify which types of records they should use, and to allow further contact.

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Dated: August 25, 2014.

Swarnali Haldar,

Executive for Information Services/CIO.

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[FR Doc. 2014-20820 Filed 9-2-14; 8:45 am]