80 FR 51611 - Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments

NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

Federal Register Volume 80, Issue 164 (August 25, 2015)

Page Range51611-51612
FR Document2015-21075

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide agencies with mandatory instructions for what to do with records when agencies no longer need them for current Government business. The instructions authorize agencies to preserve records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and to destroy, after a specified period, records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. NARA publishes notice in the Federal Register for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records not previously authorized for disposal or to reduce the retention period of records already authorized for disposal. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a).

Federal Register, Volume 80 Issue 164 (Tuesday, August 25, 2015)
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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

[NARA-2015-060]


Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments

AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed records schedules; request 
for comments.

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SUMMARY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) 
publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency 
requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once 
approved by NARA, records schedules provide agencies with mandatory 
instructions for what to do with records when agencies no longer need 
them for current Government business. The instructions authorize 
agencies to preserve records of continuing value in the National 
Archives of the United States and to destroy, after a specified period, 
records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. NARA 
publishes notice in the Federal Register for records schedules in which 
agencies propose to destroy records not previously authorized for 
disposal or to reduce the retention period of records already 
authorized for disposal. NARA invites public comments on such records 
schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a).

DATES: NARA must receive requests for copies in writing by September 
24, 2015. Once NARA appraises the records, we will send you a copy of 
the schedule you requested. We usually prepare appraisal memoranda that 
contain additional information concerning the records covered by a 
proposed schedule. You may also request these. If you do, we will also 
provide them once we have completed the appraisal. You have 30 days 
after we send you these requested documents in which to submit 
comments.

ADDRESSES: You may request a copy of any records schedule identified in 
this notice by contacting Records Management Services (ACNR) using one 
of the following means:
    Mail: NARA (ACNR); 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001.
    Email: [email protected].
    Fax: 301-837-3698.
    You must cite the control number, which appears in parentheses 
after the name of the agency that submitted the schedule, and a mailing 
address. If you would like an appraisal report, please include that in 
your request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Hawkins, Director, by mail at 
Records Management Services (ACNR); National Archives and Records 
Administration; 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001, by 
phone at 301-837-1799, or by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each year, Federal agencies create billions 
of records on paper, film, magnetic tape, and other media. To control 
this accumulation, agency records managers prepare schedules proposing 
retention periods for records and submit these schedules for NARA's 
approval. These schedules provide for timely transfer into the National 
Archives of historically valuable records and authorize disposal of all 
other records after the agency no longer needs them to conduct its 
business. Some schedules are comprehensive and cover all the records of 
an agency or one of its major subdivisions. Most schedules, however, 
cover records of only one office or program or a few series of records. 
Many of these update previously approved schedules, and some include 
records proposed as permanent.
    The schedules listed in this notice are media-neutral unless 
otherwise specified. An item in a schedule is media-neutral when an 
agency may apply the disposition instructions to records regardless of 
the medium in which it has created or maintains the records. Items 
included in schedules submitted to NARA on or after

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December 17, 2007, are media-neutral unless the item is specifically 
limited to a specific medium. (See 36 CFR 1225.12(e).)
    No agencies may destroy Federal records without the approval of the 
Archivist of the United States. The Archivist grants this approval only 
after thorough consideration of the records' administrative use by the 
agency of origin, the rights of the Government and of private people 
directly affected by the Government's activities, and whether or not 
the records have historical or other value.
    In addition to identifying the Federal agencies and any 
subdivisions requesting disposition authority, this notice states that 
the schedule has agency-wide applicability (in the case of schedules 
that cover records that may be accumulated throughout an agency) or 
lists the organizational unit(s) accumulating the records, provides the 
control number assigned to each schedule, the total number of schedule 
items, and the number of temporary items (the records proposed for 
destruction), and includes a brief description of the temporary 
records. The records schedule itself contains a full description of the 
records at the file unit level as well as their disposition. If NARA 
staff has prepared an appraisal memorandum for the schedule, it also 
includes information about the records. You may request additional 
information about the disposition process at the addresses above.

Schedules Pending

    1. Department of the Army, Agency-wide (DAA-AU-2014-0029, 5 items, 
5 temporary items). Records relating to human resources management 
including financial documents, photographs, and general personnel 
action files.
    2. Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DAA-
0374-2014-0035, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Mechanical engineering 
drawings of tools and tool design.
    3. Department of Defense, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency 
(DAA-0537-2014-0002, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Records include 
preliminary oversight investigative files and quarterly reports.
    4. Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense (DAA-
0330-2014-0020, 6 items, 1 temporary item). Reference files of the 
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Proposed for permanent retention are 
case files, witness files, camp files, thematic subject files, and 
audiovisual records.
    5. Department of Energy, Agency-wide (DAA-0434-2015-0005, 3 items, 
3 temporary items). Records relating to processing security clearances 
and access authorizations.
    6. Department of Justice, Criminal Division (DAA-0060-2015-0004, 5 
items, 5 temporary items). Program records related to asset forfeiture 
and equitable sharing administration.
    7. Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary and Deputy 
Secretary (DAA-0174-2014-0011, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Generic 
letters received in reaction to special issues or events. Also included 
are related working papers.
    8. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (DAA-0058-
2015-0005, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Document transmittal form used in 
routine processing of taxpayer liability agreements.
    9. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Division of Research, 
Markets, & Regulations (DAA-0587-2015-0002, 11 items, 8 temporary 
items). Records include rulemaking and publications development 
records, informal internal regulatory guidance, third-party 
publications and data, and background material. Proposed for permanent 
retention are public rulemaking dockets, interpretations of laws and 
regulations, and official research publications.
    10. National Archives and Records Administration, Research Services 
(N2-84-15-1, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Non-record materials relating 
to records of Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State. These 
materials were accessioned to the National Archives but lack sufficient 
historical value to warrant continued preservation.

    Dated: August 19, 2015.
Paul M. Wester, Jr.,
Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.
[FR Doc. 2015-21075 Filed 8-24-15; 8:45 am]
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80_FR_51775
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PublisherOffice of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration
SectionNotices
ActionNotice of availability of proposed records schedules; request for comments.
DatesNARA must receive requests for copies in writing by September 24, 2015. Once NARA appraises the records, we will send you a copy of the schedule you requested. We usually prepare appraisal memoranda that contain additional information concerning the records covered by a proposed schedule. You may also request these. If you do, we will also provide them once we have completed the appraisal. You have 30 days after we send you these requested documents in which to submit comments.
ContactMargaret Hawkins, Director, by mail at Records Management Services (ACNR); National Archives and Records Administration; 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001, by phone at 301-837-1799, or by email at [email protected]
FR Citation80 FR 51611 

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