[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 4, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54491-54492]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21472]


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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

[NARA-2013-043]


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 
October 4, 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. 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 Defense, Defense Commissary Agency (DAA-0506-2013-
0001, 6 items, 6 temporary items). Correspondence, permits, surveys, 
and other records relating to administration of supplemental nutrition 
assistance programs at commissaries.
    2. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & 
Medicaid Services (DAA-0440-2012-0013, 2 items, 1 temporary item). 
Master files of an electronic information system used to support 
studies pertaining to chronic medical conditions. Proposed for 
permanent retention are public use versions of the files.
    3. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & 
Medicaid Services (DAA-0440-2012-0014, 1 item, 1 temporary item). 
Master files of an electronic information system used to demonstrate 
payment processing for accountable care organizations.
    4. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor (DAA-0174-2013-
0006, 9 items, 7 temporary items). Records include litigation case 
files, advice and opinion files, rulemaking records, correspondence, 
working files, and tracking systems. Proposed for permanent retention 
are historically significant litigation case and advice files and 
historically significant records documenting the activities of the 
Solicitor.
    5. Department of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps (DAA-0127-2012-0005, 8 
items, 8 temporary items). Inputs, outputs, and master files of an 
electronic information system used to track and manage ammunition 
supply.
    6. Department of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps (DAA-0127-2012-0006, 1 
item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic information 
system used to track and control access to Marine Corps installations.
    7. Department of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps (DAA-0127-2013-0015, 1 
item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic information 
system used for financial management including vouchers, inventory, and 
purchasing.
    8. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration 
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0399-2013-0003, 4 items, 2 temporary items). Publication working papers 
and routine promotional items. Proposed for permanent retention are 
mission-related publications and promotional items.
    9. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration 
(DAA-0399-2013-0004, 8 items, 5 temporary items). Records include 
internal memorandums, unpublished directives, work files, and 
unimplemented organization plans. Proposed for permanent retention are 
published directives, high-level delegations of authority, and reports 
on implemented organization plans.
    10. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration 
(DAA-0399-2013-0005, 6 items, 4 temporary items). Records related to 
grants and loans including cooperative agreements, interagency 
agreements, and approved and denied loan applications. Proposed for 
permanent retention are approved Amtrak grants, national agreements, 
and bilateral agreements.
    11. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration (DAA-0571-2012-0001, 1 item, 1 temporary item). 
Master files of an electronic information system used to track daily 
business transactions.
    12. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration (N1-571-12-1, 4 items, 2 temporary items). 
Petitions for rulemaking and rulemaking working papers. Proposed for 
permanent retention are rulemaking dockets and regulation 
interpretations.
    13. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration (DAA-0571-2012-0002, 1 item, 1 temporary item). 
Master files of an electronic information system used to collect and 
monitor information on pipeline safety.
    14. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration (DAA-0571-2013-0001, 10 items, 5 temporary 
items). Records include incident reports, annual reports, exemption 
files, and working files. Proposed for permanent retention are 
rulemaking and petition files, regulation interpretation files, 
significant incident reports, and advisory committee files.
    15. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration (DAA-0571-2013-0002, 6 items, 6 temporary items). 
Records relating to grants, certifications, compliance, and emergency 
preparedness and response plans.
    16. Department of the Treasury, Departmental Offices (N1-56-09-7, 8 
items, 6 temporary items). Master files of an electronic information 
system that collects and maintains information on international 
portfolio investment flows. Proposed for permanent retention are annual 
reports of this information.
    17. Administrative Office of the United States Courts, District 
Courts of the United States (DAA-0021-2013-0004, 3 items, 2 temporary 
items). Notes and recordings of criminal cases not involving capital 
punishment. Proposed for permanent retention are notes and recordings 
of cases involving capital punishment.
    18. Administrative Office of the United States Courts, United 
States Bankruptcy Courts (DAA-0578-2013-0001, 2 items, 1 temporary 
item). Records relating to miscellaneous proceedings not specifically 
part of a bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding. Proposed for 
permanent retention are records of attorney disbarment proceedings.
    19. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of Consumer 
Response (N1-587-12-5, 11 items, 11 temporary items). Records include 
routine correspondence, internal presentation records, training and 
procedure records, working papers, and consumer complaint records.
    20. Environmental Protection Agency, Agency-wide (DAA-0412-2013-
0020, 4 items, 4 temporary items). Records related to financial 
planning.
    21. National Archives and Records Administration, Research Services 
(N2-59-13-1, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Records of the Department of 
State comprising one box of top secret cover sheets to which the 
related records are not attached. These records were accessioned to the 
National Archives but lack sufficient historical value to warrant 
continued preservation.

    Dated: August 28, 2013.
Paul M. Wester, Jr.,
Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.
[FR Doc. 2013-21472 Filed 9-3-13; 8:45 am]
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