[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 165 (Tuesday, August 26, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50953-50954]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20284]


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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

[NARA-2014-050]


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 
September 25, 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

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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, Office of the Secretary of Defense (DAA-
0220-2013-0001, 5 items, 2 temporary items). Records related to 
Department of Defense commemorative programs including administrative 
files and Web site administrative files. Proposed for permanent 
retention are program files including reports, meeting minutes, 
newsletters, and related records; program Web site content files of 
unique electronic documents; and photographs, videos, and films.
    2. Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense (DAA-
0330-2013-0003, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an 
electronic information system containing information on participants in 
studies sponsored by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.
    3. Department of Energy, Agency-wide (DAA-0434-2014-0002, 2 items, 
2 temporary items). Records related to administration of the Family 
Medical Leave Act.
    4. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector 
General (DAA-0468-2013-0012, 4 items, 3 temporary items). Records 
include evaluation reports, working papers, and fraud investigation 
program files. Proposed for permanent retention are significant final 
evaluation reports.
    5. Department of the Navy, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (DAA-
0594-2014-0001, 2 items, 2 temporary items). General correspondence.
    6. Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps (DAA-0127-
2013-0018, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic 
information system used to manage and track change of station 
assignments.
    7. Department of the Treasury, Agency-wide (DAA-0056-2013-0001, 2 
items, 2 temporary items). Agreements, reports, and other records 
relating to interagency agreements that permit computerized comparisons 
of automated data.
    8. Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Agency-wide 
(DAA-0116-2014-0002, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Working papers and 
convenience copies of subject files.
    9. Library of Congress, Agency-wide (DAA-0297-2014-0010, 23 items, 
21 temporary items). Records related to acquisition of materials, 
processing and preservation of items and collections, registration of 
readers, and the handling of reference and loan requests. Proposed for 
permanent retention are records of research products and final reports 
of preservation research and testing.
    10. Library of Congress, Office of General Counsel (DAA-0297-2014-
0015, 16 items, 11 temporary items). Records include proposed 
legislation and regulations files, background materials to issued 
regulations, financial disclosure reporting files, and background 
papers and working files. Proposed for permanent retention are 
significant legal opinions, enacted legislation files, significant 
litigation case files, and Trust Fund Board records.
    11. Library of Congress, Office of the Inspector General (DAA-0297-
2014-0016, 6 items, 3 temporary items). Records include annual audit 
plan files, background materials for audits, and routine investigative 
case files. Proposed for permanent retention are semiannual reports to 
Congress, final audit reports, and significant investigative case 
files.
    12. Securities and Exchange Commission, Agency-wide (DAA-0266-2014-
0002, 3 items, 2 temporary items). Records include division- and 
office-level strategic plans and related work products. Proposed for 
permanent retention are Commission-level strategic plans.
    13. Securities and Exchange Commission, Agency-wide (DAA-0266-2014-
0003, 2 items, 1 temporary item). Records consist of background 
materials and correspondence used to develop or modify agency 
organizational structure. Proposed for permanent retention are 
organizational records.
    14. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation 
Finance (DAA-0266-2014-0007, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of 
an electronic information system used to track filing review 
activities.

    Dated: August 19, 2014.
Paul M. Wester, Jr.,
Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.
[FR Doc. 2014-20284 Filed 8-25-14; 8:45 am]
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