[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 189 (Monday, September 30, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 59824-59825]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-23904]



36 CFR Part 1958

[FDMS No. NARA-13-0004; Agency No. NARA-2013-045]
RIN 3095-AB81


AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

ACTION: Direct final rule.


SUMMARY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is 
changing its records fees regulation to remove the payment policy 
section, which sets out methods of payment. This is being done to allow 
NARA more flexibility in the way it accepts payment.

DATES: This rule is effective October 30, 2013, without further action, 
unless adverse comment is received is received by October 21, 2013. If 
adverse comment is received, NARA will publish a timely withdrawal of 
the rule in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 3095-AB81, by any 
of the following methods:

[squf] Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov
[squf] Email: [email protected]
[squf] Mail: (For paper, disk, or CD-ROM submissions.) Regulations 
Comments Desk, Strategy Division (SP); Suite 4100; National and 
Archives Records Administration; 8601 Adelphi Road; College Park, MD 
[squf] Hand delivery or courier: Deliver comments to 8601 Adelphi Road; 
College Park, MD.

    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and Regulatory Information Number (RIN) for this rulemaking (RIN 3095-
AB81). All comments received may be published without changes, 
including any personal information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information or questions on this 
regulatory action, contact Kimberly Keravuori, by telephone at 301-837-
3151, by email to [email protected], or by mail to Kimberly 
Keravuori, Regulations Program Manager; Strategy Division (SP), Suite 
4100; National Archives and Records Administration; 8601 Adelphi Road; 
College Park, MD 20740-6001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NARA has facilities throughout the country 
that have different capacities for handling types of payment. In 
addition, new technology and reductions in funding cause changes to 
that capacity in different ways at different facilities. Due to the 
changing nature and complexity of this situation, it is not practical 
or helpful to keep a general statement of methods of payment in the 
regulation on fees. The proposed change also includes notice that the 
methods of payment information is available on NARA's Web site, along 
with the fee schedules. This change will affect all customers who do 
business with NARA.
    This rule is effective upon publication for good cause as permitted 
by the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3)). NARA believes 
that delaying the effective date for 30 days is unnecessary as this 
rule makes only minor changes to methods of payment.

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    This direct final rule is not a significant regulatory action for 
the purposes of E.O. 12866 and has been reviewed by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB). The proposed amendment is also not a major 
rule as defined in 5 U.S.C. Chapter 8, Congressional Review of Agency 
Rulemaking. As required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act, we certify 
that this rule will not have a significant impact on a substantial 
number of small entities because it makes changes only to methods of 
payment for those using NARA services.

List of Subjects in 36 CFR Part 1258

    Archives and records.
    For the reasons stated in the preamble, NARA amends Title 36 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations, part 1258, as follows:


1. The authority citation for part 1258 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 2116(c) and 2307.

Sec.  1258.14  [Removed]

2. Remove Sec.  1258.14.

Sec.  1258.18  [Amended]

3. In Sec.  1258.18(a), add two commas and the words ``, methods of 
payment,'' after the words ``NARA's fee schedule.''

    Dated: September 25, 2013.
David S. Ferriero,
Archivist of the United States.
[FR Doc. 2013-23904 Filed 9-27-13; 8:45 am]