[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10214-10215]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03294]


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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 15, 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.

Schedules Pending

    1. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (N1-95-10-6, 66 items, 
24 temporary items). Records related to various programs throughout the 
agency, including land management, pesticide use, livestock grazing, 
free-roaming wild horses and burros, timber appraisals and sales, water 
uses, soil interpretation, animal damage, mineral leases, and rural 
development. Proposed for permanent retention are records related to 
organization standards, legislative affairs, resource and land 
planning, heritage program management, timber management, silvicultural 
practices, watershed protection, wildlife and fish habitat, resource 
conservation, and the Smokey the Bear program.

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    2. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (N1-95-10-10, 226 
items, 226 temporary items). Records related to agency programs such as 
groundwater resource management; fire management; wildfire prevention, 
preparedness, and suppression; agency landownership and exchanges; and 
title claims. Also included are records related to grants, land 
surveys, and engineering, geospatial, and road construction projects.
    3. Department of the Army, Agency-wide (N1-AU-11-1, 1 item, 1 
temporary item). Master files of an electronic system used to track 
officer and soldier assignments to the Korean Theater of Operations.
    4. Department of the Army, Agency-wide (N1-AU-11-9, 1 item, 1 
temporary item). Master files of an electronic system used to track 
Army aviation products throughout their life cycle.
    5. Department of the Army, Agency-wide (N1-AU-10-106, 1 item, 1 
temporary item). Master files of an electronic system used to track the 
location and duty status of deployed personnel.
    6. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census (DAA-0029-2013-
0001, 6 items, 3 temporary items). Records relating to the 
administration of housing surveys in the field. Proposed for permanent 
retention are public use data files documenting the results of the 
periodic surveys.
    7. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DAA-0059-
2011-0006, 11 items, 9 temporary items). Records relating to management 
of property, reimbursement agreements, resource allocation working 
papers, responses to congressional and agency records requests, and 
working and administrative records of a policy board and an advisory 
board. Proposed for permanent retention are substantive records of a 
policy board and an advisory board.
    8. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (DAA-0058-2012-
0009, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Lists of pseudonyms used to protect 
the identity of agency employees.
    9. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (DAA-0058-2013-
0001, 1 item, 1 temporary item). User agreements documenting the use of 
personal electronic equipment for agency business.
    10. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (DAA-0058-
2013-0002, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic 
system used to evaluate product quality and employee performance.
    11. Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Judicial 
Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (N1-482-11-1, 12 items, 9 temporary 
items). Case files, sealed records, duplicate judges' orders, and 
administrative files. Proposed for permanent retention are docket 
sheets, significant case files, and policies and procedures.

    Dated: February 7, 2013.
Paul M. Wester, Jr.,
Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.
[FR Doc. 2013-03294 Filed 2-12-13; 8:45 am]
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