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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).


Notice of proposed extension request.


NARA proposes to request an extension from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of approval to use an information collection on statistical research. We collect certain information on research plans and requested records from researchers who wish to do biomedical statistical research in archival records containing highly personal information. We invite you to comment on this proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.


We must receive written comments on or before February 3, 2020.


Send comments to Paperwork Reduction Act Comments (MP), Room 4100; National Archives and Records Administration; 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001, fax them to 301.837.7409, or email them to

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Contact Tamee Fechhelm by telephone at 301.837.1694 or fax at 301.837.7409 with requests for additional information or copies of the proposed information collection and supporting statement.

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Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), we invite the 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 us to properly perform our functions; (b) our estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection and its accuracy; (c) ways we could enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information we collect; (d) ways we could minimize the burden on respondents of collecting the information, including through information technology; and (e) whether this collection affects small businesses. We will summarize any comments you submit and include the summary in our request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this notice, we solicit comments concerning the following information collection:

Title: Statistical Research in Archival Records Containing Personal Information.

OMB number: 3095-0002.

Agency form number: None.

Type of review: Regular.

Affected public: Individuals.

Estimated number of respondents: 1.

Estimated time per response: 7 hours.

Frequency of response: On occasion.

Estimated total annual burden hours: 7 hours.

Abstract: The information collection is prescribed by 36 CFR 1256.28 and 36 CFR 1256.56. Respondents are researchers who wish to do biomedical statistical research in archival records containing highly personal information. We need the information to evaluate requests for access to ensure that the requester meets the criteria in 36 CFR 1256.28 for access to, and use of, the information, and will take the proper safeguards to protect the information.

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Swarnali Haldar,

Executive for Information Services/CIO.

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[FR Doc. 2019-26289 Filed 12-4-19; 8:45 am]