[Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions]
[National Archives and Records Administration Semiannual Regulatory Agenda]
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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION (NARA)






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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION

36 CFR Ch. XII

Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: This agenda announces the proposed regulatory actions that the 
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) plans for the next 
12 months and those actions that have been completed since the fall of 
2002. This agenda was developed under the guidelines in OMB's 
Memorandum for Regulatory Policy Officers at Executive Departments and 
Agencies and Managing and Executive Directors of Certain Agencies and 
Commissions, dated January 29, 2003. NARA's purpose in publishing this 
agenda is to allow interested persons an opportunity to have more 
comprehensive documentation of NARA's regulatory plans and to 
participate in the rulemaking process. Some of the regulations listed 
in the agenda are considered significant under Executive Order 12866, 
``Regulatory Planning and Review.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Allard, Regulatory Contact, 
Policy and Communications Staff, (301) 837-1477.

Dated: .March 18, 2003.

 John W. Carlin,

Archivist of the United States.

                           National Archives and Records Administration--Prerule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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3483        Federal Records Management..........................................................     3095-AB16
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                        National Archives and Records Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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  Number                                                                                              Number
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3484        Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs--Implementation of Title VI of the      3095-AB09
            Civil Rights Act of 1964............................................................
3485        Revision of NARA Research Room Procedures...........................................     3095-AB10
3486        Restrictions on the Use of Records..................................................     3095-AB11
3487        Public Use of NARA Facilities.......................................................     3095-AB17
3488        Information Security Oversight Office; Classified National Security Information.....     3095-AB18
3489        Official Seals and Logos............................................................     3095-AB19
3490        Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Handicap when Receiving Federal Financial              3095-AB21
            Assistance..........................................................................
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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3491        Presidential Library Facilities.....................................................     3095-AA82
3492        Implementation of OMB Circular A-110, Section 36....................................     3095-AA96
3493        NARA Facilities--Phone Numbers......................................................     3095-AB20
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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3494        Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement) and Governmentwide              3095-AB04
            Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace (Grants).......................................
3495        Records Management; Electronic Text Documents.......................................     3095-AB05
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                         National Archives and Records Administration--Completed Actions
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                                                                                                    Regulation
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3496        Expanding Transfer Options for Electronic Records...................................     3095-AB03
3497        NARA Official Seals.................................................................     3095-AB12
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3483. FEDERAL RECORDS MANAGEMENT

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 44 USC 2104(a); 44 USC ch 21; 44 USC ch 29; 44 USC ch 
33

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1201

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: As part of its initiative to redesign Federal records 
management, NARA is reviewing its records management regulations in 36 
CFR ch. XII, subchapter B to ensure that the regulations are 
appropriate, effective, and clear. Where needed, we intend to develop 
updated regulations.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Begin Review                    09/17/02
End Review                      12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Nancy Allard, Regulatory Contact, National Archives and 
Records Administration, Room 4100, NPOL, 8601 Adelphi Road, College 
Park, MD 20740-6001
Phone: 301 837-1850
Fax: 301 837-0319
Email: nancy.allard@nara.gov

RIN: 3095-AB16
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3484. NONDISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY ASSISTED PROGRAMS--IMPLEMENTATION 
OF TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 44 USC 2104(a); 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-7; E0 12250

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1213

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: NARA is adopting Governmentwide regulations on 
nondiscrimination on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in 
any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance from 
NARA. These regulations will affect the National Historical 
Publications and Records Commission grant program.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            12/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Kimberly Richardson, Policy Specialist, National 
Archives and Records Administration, Room 4100, 8601 Adelphi Road, 
College Park, MD 20602-6001
Phone: 301 837-1850
Fax: 301 837-0319
Email: kimberly.richardson@nara.gov

RIN: 3095-AB09
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3485. REVISION OF NARA RESEARCH ROOM PROCEDURES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 44 USC 2104(a)

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1254

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: NARA is updating and revising in plain language its 
regulations concerning use of records and donated historical materials 
in NARA research rooms.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            09/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         11/00/03
Final Action                    01/00/04
Final Action Effective          02/00/04

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

URL For Public Comments:
http://www.regulations.gov

Agency Contact: Jennifer Davis Heaps, Policy Specialist, National 
Archives and Records Administration, Room 4100, 8601 Adelphi Road, 
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: 301 837-1850
Fax: 301 837-0319
Email: jennifer.heaps@nara.gov

RIN: 3095-AB10
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3486. RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF RECORDS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 44 USC 2101 to 2118; 22 USC 1461(b)

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1256

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: NARA is updating and rewriting in plain language its 
regulations on statutory and other restrictions on access to archival 
records and donated historical materials transferred to the National 
Archives of the United States.

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Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            05/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         07/00/03
Final Action                    09/00/03
Final Action Effective          10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

URL For Public Comments:
http://www.regulations.gov

Agency Contact: Jennifer Davis Heaps, Policy Specialist, National 
Archives and Records Administration, Room 4100, 8601 Adelphi Road, 
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: 301 837-1850
Fax: 301 837-0319
Email: jennifer.heaps@nara.gov

RIN: 3095-AB11
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3487. PUBLIC USE OF NARA FACILITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 44 USC 2104(a)

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1280

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: NARA is amending its regulations on public use of NARA 
facilities to clarify the grounds on which individuals may be banned 
from the property for harmful or disruptive behavior. There is no 
anticipated cost. This rule will protect our visitors, staff members, 
and volunteers.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            04/18/03                    68 FR 19168
NPRM Comment Period End         06/17/03
Final Action                    08/00/03
Final Action Effective          09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

URL For Public Comments:
http://www.regulations.gov

Agency Contact: Kimberly Richardson, Policy Specialist, National 
Archives and Records Administration, Room 4100, 8601 Adelphi Road, 
College Park, MD 20602-6001
Phone: 301 837-1850
Fax: 301 837-0319
Email: kimberly.richardson@nara.gov

RIN: 3095-AB17
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3488. [bull] INFORMATION SECURITY OVERSIGHT OFFICE; CLASSIFIED NATIONAL 
SECURITY INFORMATION

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 3 CFR ch 1; EO 12958; EO 13142

CFR Citation: 32 CFR 2001

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: NARA is publishing an amendment to its Directive No. 1, 
implementing Executive Order 12958. The amendment changes 
classification and declassification markings.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            09/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

URL For Public Comments:
http://www.regulations.gov

Agency Contact: J. William Leonard, Director, Information Security 
Oversight Office, National Archives and Records Administration, Room 
500, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20408
Phone: 202 219-5250
Fax: 202 219-5385
Email: william.leonard@nara.gov

RIN: 3095-AB18
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3489. [bull] OFFICIAL SEALS AND LOGOS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 44 USC 2104(e); 44 USC 2116(b); 44 USC 2302

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1200

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: NARA is amending its regulations to include rules on the use 
of NARA logos by the public and other Federal agencies. The existing 
regulations only cover official NARA seals.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            07/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kimberly Richardson, Policy Specialist, National 
Archives and Records Administration, Room 4100, 8601 Adelphi Road, 
College Park, MD 20602-6001
Phone: 301 837-1850
Fax: 301 837-0319
Email: kimberly.richardson@nara.gov

RIN: 3095-AB19
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3490. [bull] NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAP WHEN RECEIVING 
FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 29 USC 794

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1208

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: NARA is proposing to modifiy its regulations on 
nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap by adding rules that 
recipients of NARA grants must follow when they hire individuals for 
programs and projects.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            06/00/03
NPRM Comment Period End         08/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kimberly Richardson, Policy Specialist, National 
Archives and Records Administration, Room 4100, 8601 Adelphi Road, 
College Park, MD 20602-6001
Phone: 301 837-1850
Fax: 301 837-0319
Email: kimberly.richardson@nara.gov

RIN: 3095-AB21

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3491. PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY FACILITIES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 44 USC 2104(a); 44 USC 2112

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1281

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: NARA is issuing regulations relating to the acceptance of a 
Presidential library facility by the Archivist of the United States 
from a non-Federal group or institution. The regulations will address 
requirements in the Presidential Libraries Act of 1986 for 
architectural and design standards, certifications, and reporting to 
Congress.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            08/25/98                    63 FR 45203
NPRM Comment Period End         10/26/98
Final Action                    10/00/03
Final Action Effective          11/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

URL For Public Comments:
http://www.regulations.gov

Agency Contact: Nancy Allard, Regulatory Contact, National Archives and 
Records Administration, Room 4100, NPOL, 8601 Adelphi Road, College 
Park, MD 20740-6001
Phone: 301 837-1850
Fax: 301 837-0319
Email: nancy.allard@nara.gov

RIN: 3095-AA82
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3492. IMPLEMENTATION OF OMB CIRCULAR A-110, SECTION 36

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1210

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will incorporate the provisions of OMB Circular A-
110, section 36, regarding the availability of data produced under an 
award through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) into our NHPRC 
grants administration regulation at 36 CFR part 1210.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule              03/16/00                    65 FR 14406
Interim Final Rule Comment 
Period End                      05/15/00
Final Action                    10/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local, Federal

Federalism:  Undetermined

Agency Contact: Nancy Allard, Regulatory Contact, National Archives and 
Records Administration, Room 4100, NPOL, 8601 Adelphi Road, College 
Park, MD 20740-6001
Phone: 301 837-1850
Fax: 301 837-0319
Email: nancy.allard@nara.gov

RIN: 3095-AA96
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3493. [bull] NARA FACILITIES--PHONE NUMBERS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 44 USC 2104(a)

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1253

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: NARA is amending its regulation that lists the phone numbers 
of NARA facilities that are open to the public. This rule updates phone 
numbers for the facilities.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Action                    05/00/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Kimberly Richardson, Policy Specialist, National 
Archives and Records Administration, Room 4100, 8601 Adelphi Road, 
College Park, MD 20602-6001
Phone: 301 837-1850
Fax: 301 837-0319
Email: kimberly.richardson@nara.gov

RIN: 3095-AB20
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3494. GOVERNMENTWIDE DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION (NONPROCUREMENT) AND 
GOVERNMENTWIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE (GRANTS)

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 44 USC 2104(a); EO 12549; EO 12698; 31 USC 6101 note

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1209; 36 CFR 1211

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule will modify the Governmentwide nonprocurement 
common rule for debarment and suspension and the Governmentwide rule 
implementing the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            01/23/02                     67 FR 3265
NPRM Comment Period End         03/25/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: State, Local

Agency Contact: Nancy Allard, Regulatory Contact, National Archives and 
Records Administration, Room 4100, NPOL, 8601 Adelphi Road, College 
Park, MD 20740-6001
Phone: 301 837-1850
Fax: 301 837-0319
Email: nancy.allard@nara.gov

RIN: 3095-AB04
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3495. RECORDS MANAGEMENT; ELECTRONIC TEXT DOCUMENTS

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 44 USC 2104(a)

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1234

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In response to a petition, NARA sought Federal agency and 
public comment concerning the management, scheduling and preservation 
of text documents created in electronic form. NARA is evaluating a 
revision of the regulation.

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Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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ANPRM                           10/10/01                    66 FR 51740
ANPRM Comment Period End        01/08/02


Next Action Undetermined

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Nancy Allard, Regulatory Contact, National Archives and 
Records Administration, Room 4100, NPOL, 8601 Adelphi Road, College 
Park, MD 20740-6001
Phone: 301 837-1850
Fax: 301 837-0319
Email: nancy.allard@nara.gov

RIN: 3095-AB05
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3496. EXPANDING TRANSFER OPTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC RECORDS

Priority: Other Significant

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1228.270

Completed:
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Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Action                    12/30/02                    67 FR 79517
Final Action Effective          01/29/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Nancy Allard
Phone: 301 837-1850
Fax: 301 837-0319
Email: nancy.allard@nara.gov

RIN: 3095-AB03
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3497. NARA OFFICIAL SEALS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1200

Completed:
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Reason                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Action                    12/04/02                    67 FR 72101
Final Action Effective          01/03/03

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: Federal

Agency Contact: Kimberly Richardson
Phone: 301 837-1850
Fax: 301 837-0319
Email: kimberly.richardson@nara.gov

RIN: 3095-AB12
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