[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 170 (Friday, August 31, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53237-53238]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21581]


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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT


Submission for Review; Information Collection: Freedom of 
Information/Privacy Act Record Request Form (INV 100)

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: Federal Investigative Services (FIS), U.S. Office of Personnel 
Management (OPM) offers the general public and other federal agencies 
the opportunity to comment on an information collection request (ICR), 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 3206-NEW, Freedom of 
Information/Privacy Act Record Request Form (INV 100). As required by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 
35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is 
soliciting comments for this collection. The Office of Management and 
Budget

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is particularly interested in comments that:
    1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submissions of responses.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until October 30, 
2012. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the Federal Investigative 
Services, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Laura Eury or sent via electronic mail 
to FISFormsComments@opm.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable 
supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Federal 
Investigative Services, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20415, Attention: Laura Eury or sent via 
electronic mail to FISFormsComments@opm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OPM's Federal Investigative Services (FIS), 
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FOI/PA) office proposes use of 
this optional form (INV 100) to standardize collection of data elements 
specific to FOIA and Privacy Act record requests submitted to FIS. 
Current FOIA and Privacy Act record requests are submitted to FIS-FOI/
PA in a format chosen by the requester, yet consistent with the 
published regulations at 5 CFR 294 and 297, respectively. Often the 
requests are missing data elements which require contact with the 
requester via mail, thereby adding time to the access process. 
Standardization of the access process will increase the volume of 
perfected requests received and strike an appropriate balance between 
the burden to the public in submitting a request and FIS-FOI/PA being 
able to verify the identity of the requester, thereby ensuring Privacy 
Act Protected records are not inappropriately released to third 
parties. It is estimated that 16,626 individuals will respond annually. 
The INV 100 takes approximately 5 minutes to complete. The estimated 
annual burden is 1,386 hours.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
John Berry,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-21581 Filed 8-30-12; 8:45 am]
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