[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 141 (Wednesday, July 23, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42835-42836]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-17310]


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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

[NARA-2014-044]


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 
August 22, 2014. 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

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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, Office of the Secretary of Defense (DAA-
0330-2014-0013, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an 
electronic information system used to provide continuous updates and 
evaluation of personnel security clearances.
    2. Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency (DAA-0361-2014-
0006, 10 items, 10 temporary items). Records used to facilitate 
procurement actions, including customer, contract, financial, and 
transportation data.
    3. Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency (DAA-0361-2014-
0007, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Records certifying that confined 
spaces are safe for entry.
    4. Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General (DAA-0509-
2014-0003, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Tracking logs for copies of 
classified information.
    5. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Preparedness and Response (DAA-0468-2014-0001, 3 items, 3 
temporary items). Records related to safety training and medical 
credential verification for medical personnel who respond to public 
health emergencies.
    6. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Preparedness and Response (DAA-0468-2014-0002, 2 items, 2 
temporary items). Working files and master files of an electronic 
information system relating to mortuary services during public health 
emergencies.
    7. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DAA-
0170-2014-0004, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an 
electronic information system containing registration applications for 
the manufacture and distribution of controlled substances.
    8. Department of Justice, United States Marshals Service (DAA-0527-
2013-0013, 7 items, 2 temporary items). Records of the Historian's 
Office including routine program files and working papers. Proposed for 
permanent retention are agency historical materials, program files, 
historical photographs, publications, and source materials.
    9. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (N1-
369-09-2, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic 
information system used to track, manage, and review grant records.
    10. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration 
(N1-406-11-3, 6 items, 4 temporary items). Master files of an 
electronic information system used to report performance data on the 
highway system. Proposed for permanent retention are processed data 
files and spatial data files.
    11. Department of Transportation, National Highway Transportation 
Safety Administration (N1-416-11-6, 3 items, 1 temporary item). Master 
files of an electronic information system containing vehicle safety 
equipment and component test data. Proposed for permanent retention are 
master files of electronic information systems containing vehicle test 
data and biomechanical test data.
    12. Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General (DAA-
0398-2013-0001, 33 items, 25 temporary items). Comprehensive schedule 
covering various administrative records relating to the office's policy 
and organization, correspondence, investigations, audits, legal 
affairs, and publicity. Proposed for permanent retention are reports 
and transcripts of testimonies to Congress, speeches of the Inspector 
General, directives, organizational files, investigative case files of 
significant value, final audit reports, and press releases.
    13. Environmental Protection Agency, Agency-wide (DAA-0412-2013-
0009, 5 items, 4 temporary items). Records related to the coordination 
of information and technology resources and systems, including system 
maintenance activities, information technology infrastructure 
maintenance, and information systems security functions. Proposed for 
permanent retention are historically significant information technology 
management records.
    14. Library of Congress, Agency-wide (DAA-0297-2014-0011, 10 items, 
9 temporary items). Records relating to outreach activities, including 
event planning files, marketing files, tour and visitor service files, 
and exhibition production files. Proposed for permanent retention are 
records documenting approval and content of exhibits produced by the 
Library.
    15. Library of Congress, Agency-wide (DAA-0297-2014-0013, 2 items, 
1 temporary item). Development administrative files. Proposed for 
permanent retention are development program files documenting official 
actions of donor groups and other fundraising activities.
    16. Office of Personnel Management, Human Resource Solutions (DAA-
0478-2014-0008, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Records relating to 
agency-sponsored scholarship and internship programs.

    Dated: July 16, 2014.
Paul M. Wester, Jr.,
Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.
[FR Doc. 2014-17310 Filed 7-22-14; 8:45 am]
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