[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 20 (Wednesday, January 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6355-6356]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01967]


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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION


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 mandatory instructions on 
what happens to records when no longer needed for current Government 
business. They authorize the preservation of records of continuing 
value in the National Archives of the United States and the 
destruction, after a specified period, of records lacking 
administrative, legal, research, or other value. Notice is published 
for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records not 
previously authorized for disposal or 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: Requests for copies must be received in writing on or before 
March 1, 2013. Once the appraisal of the records is completed, NARA 
will send a copy of the schedule. NARA staff usually prepare appraisal 
memorandums that contain additional information concerning the records 
covered by a proposed schedule. These, too, may be requested and will 
be provided once the appraisal is completed. Requesters will be given 
30 days 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: request.schedule@nara.gov.
    FAX: 301-837-3698
    Requesters must cite the control number, which appears in 
parentheses after the name of the agency which submitted the schedule, 
and must provide a mailing address. Those who desire appraisal reports 
should so indicate in their request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Hawkins, Director, Records 
Management Services (ACNR), National Archives and Records 
Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001. 
Telephone: (301) 837-1799. Email: request.schedule@nara.gov.

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, using the Standard Form (SF) 115, Request for Records 
Disposition Authority. These schedules provide for the timely transfer 
into the National Archives of historically valuable records and 
authorize the 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 
specified otherwise. An item in a schedule is media neutral when the 
disposition instructions may be applied to records regardless of the 
medium in which the records are created and maintained. Items included 
in schedules submitted to NARA on or after December 17, 2007, are media 
neutral unless the item is limited to a specific medium. (See 36 CFR 
1225.12(e).)
    No Federal records are authorized for destruction without the 
approval of the Archivist of the United States. This approval is 
granted only after a thorough consideration of their administrative use 
by the agency of origin, the rights of the Government and of private 
persons directly affected by the Government's activities, and whether 
or not they have historical or other value.
    Besides identifying the Federal agencies and any subdivisions 
requesting disposition authority, this public notice lists the 
organizational unit(s) accumulating the records or indicates agency-
wide applicability in the case of schedules that cover records that may 
be accumulated throughout an agency. This notice 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). It also 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 too 
includes information about the records. Further information about the 
disposition process is available on request.

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Schedules Pending

    1. Department of the Army, Agency-wide (N1-AU-10-8, 1 item, 1 
temporary item). Master files of an electronic system that contains 
manpower and equipment allocation data.
    2. Department of the Army, Agency-wide (N1-AU-10-10, 2 items, 2 
temporary items). Master files of electronic systems used to track 
personnel physical disability case files and temporary disability 
retirement listings.
    3. Department of the Army, Agency-wide (N1-AU-10-92, 1 item, 1 
temporary item). Master files of an electronic system used to track 
comments and changes to construction project designs.
    4. Department of the Army, Agency-wide (N1-AU-10-96, 1 item, 1 
temporary item). Master files of an electronic system used to track 
real property planning, maintenance, and disposal.
    5. Department of the Army, Agency-wide (N1-AU-10-100, 1 item, 1 
temporary item). Master files of an electronic system used to track 
criminal investigation case files.
    6. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census (N1-29-10-3, 18 
items, 15 temporary items). Master files, inputs, and system 
documentation of an electronic system used to manage data collected for 
economic and island area surveys, including preliminary data. Proposed 
for permanent retention are final survey contents, final products and 
summary information, and data documentation.
    7. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (N1-370-11-2, 14 items, 4 temporary items). Textual 
weather observation records and weather station history files that have 
been converted to an electronic medium and verified. Proposed for 
permanent retention are textual and digitized observations of national 
and international weather conditions, weather station history files, 
publications, and an index for scanned records.
    8. Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, (DAA-
0330-2012-0006, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Records documenting offers 
of gifts and donations to the Department.
    9. Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense (DAA-
0330-2013-0001, 1 item, 1 temporary item.). Records documenting 
eligibility and participation in the Women Infant and Children Overseas 
Program.
    10. Department of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste 
Management (N1-434-11-2, 1 temporary item). Administrative records and 
copies of documents related to a nuclear waste disposal facility 
application.
    11. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & 
Medicaid Services (DAA-0440-2012-0016, 2 items, 1 temporary item). 
Duplicate versions of publications issued by the Office of 
Communications. Proposed for permanent retention are the official 
recordkeeping copies of each published product.
    12. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & 
Medicaid Services (DAA-0440-2012-0017, 3 items, 1 temporary item). 
Records related to the administration and implementation of elements of 
the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Proposed for permanent 
retention are enrollment records and actuarial models related to pre-
existing conditions.
    13. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (N1-566-12-3, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Hardcopy 
forms used to request permission to immigrate or adjust immigrant 
status scanned into an electronic document management system.
    14. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division (DAA-0060-2012-
0027, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Survey information used for quality 
assurance.
    15. Department of Justice, Department-wide (DAA-0060-2012-0005, 1 
item, 1 temporary item). Component- and office-level organizational 
charts which document the structure and function of the organization.
    16. Department of Justice, Department-wide (DAA-0060-2012-0023 1 
item, 1 temporary item). Annual confirmation on the status of 
attorneys' active bar membership.
    17. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (N1-65-
13-1, 2 items, 1 temporary item). Records of miscellaneous case files 
consisting of routine information requests, routine investigations into 
civil matters, and crank mail. Proposed for permanent retention are 
significant cases are individually identified by NARA.
    18. Department of Justice, Office of Attorney Recruitment and 
Management (DAA-0060-2012-0026 1 item, 1 temporary item). Annual report 
on the status of attorneys' bar certification.
    19. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General (DAA-
0060-2012-0011, 9 items, 4 temporary items). Subject files and 
correspondence of senior officials not maintained under records of the 
Inspector General which are proposed for permanent retention; working 
files; and internal office newsletters. Proposed for permanent 
retention are records of the Inspector General and Deputy Inspector 
General; records documenting testimony before Congress; semi-annual 
reports to Congress; and press releases.
    20. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Agency-wide (N1-587-12-6, 
14 items, 14 temporary items). Administrative and non-policy records 
common to most offices as well as reference copies of significant 
records maintained elsewhere.
    21. Environmental Protection Agency, Agency-wide (DAA-0412-2012-
0006, 4 items, 4 temporary items). Records related to the acquisition 
and management of motor vehicles, equipment, and other personal 
property.
    22. Environmental Protection Agency, Agency-wide (DAA-0412-2013-
0002, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Reduction in retention period for 
input forms to the Toxics Release Inventory System.
    23. Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau (N1-173-11-4, 4 
items, 4 temporary items). Records of local rate orders concerning 
cable programming service tier rates submitted by cable operators, 
including appeals files and associated tracking log.
    24. Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Civil 
Liberties and Privacy Office (N1-576-11-7, 13 items, 9 temporary 
items). Records include internal briefings, Web site records, agency 
copies of System of Records Notices, non-substantive drafts, and 
reference materials. Also included are records related to policy 
development and complaint files typically covered by the General 
Records Schedule. Proposed for permanent retention are compliance and 
assessment reports, community level board records, external speeches, 
and substantive working papers.

    Dated: January 24, 2013.
Paul M. Wester, Jr.,
Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.
[FR Doc. 2013-01967 Filed 1-29-13; 8:45 am]
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