[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 135 (Friday, July 12, 1996)]
[Pages 36769-36770]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-17766]



Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments

AGENCY: Office of Records Administration, National Archives and Records 

ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed records schedules; request 
for comments.


SUMMARY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) 
publishes notice as least once monthly of certain Federal agency 
requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Records 
schedules identify records of sufficient value to warrant preservation 
in the National Archives of the United States. Schedules also authorize 
agencies after a specified period to dispose of records lacking 
administrative, legal, research, or other value. Notice is published 
for records schedules that (1) propose the destruction of records not 
previously authorized for disposal, or (2) reduce the retention period 
for records already authorized for disposal. NARA invites public 
comments on such schedules, as required by 44 USC 3303a(a).

DATE: Request for copies must be received in writing on or before 
August 26, 1996. Once the appraisal of the records is completed, NARA 
will send a copy of the schedule. The requester will be given 30 days 
to submit comments.

ADDRESSES: Address requests for single copies of schedules identified 
in this notice to the Records Appraisal and Disposition Division (NIR), 
National Archives and Records Administration, College park, MD 20740. 
Requesters must cite the control number assigned to each schedule when 
requesting a copy. The control number appears in the parentheses 
immediately after the name of the requesting agency.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each year U.S. Government agencies create 
billions of records on paper, film, magnetic tape, and other media. In 
order to control this accumulation, agency records managers prepare 
records schedules specifying when the agency no longer needs the 
records and what happens to the records after this period. Some 
schedules are comprehensive and cover all the records of an agency or 
one of its major subdivisions. These comprehensive schedules provide 
for the eventual transfer to the National Archives of historically 
valuable records and authorize the disposal of all other records. Most 
schedules, however, cover records of only one office or program or a 
few series of records, and many are updates of previously approved 
schedules. Such schedules also may include records that are designated 
for permanent retention.
    Destruction of records requires the approval of the Archivist of 
the United States. This approval is granted after a thorough study of 
the records that takes into account 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 historical or 
other value.
    This public notice identifies the Federal agencies and their 
subdivisions requesting disposition authority, includes the control 
number assigned to each schedule, and briefly describes the records 
proposed for disposal. The records schedule contains additional 
information about the records and their disposition. Further 
information about the disposition process will be furnished to each 

Schedules Pending

    1. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (N1-258-96-1). 
Case files of audit compliance reviews of reinsured companies.
    2. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (N1-
310-96-3). Routine and facilitative Congressional Correspondence files.
    3. Department of the Air Force (N1-AFU-96-13). Summary court 
martial records.
    4. Department of the Air Force (N1-AFU-96-14). Performance 
reporting and quality control records.
    5. Department of the Air Force (N1-AFU-96-15). Ambulatory procedure 
visit (medical) records.
    6. Department of the Army, U.S. Army Garrison-Panama (N1-338-96-1). 
Architectural drawings pertaining to minor, insignificant structures.
    7. Department of State, All Foreign Service Posts (N1-84-96-2). 
Extradition case files.
    8. Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (N1-58-96-1 
and N1-58-96-2). Background and input records supporting the agency's 
strategic planning and organization process.
    9. Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Technical Information Center 
(N1-361-94-4). Routine administrative records.
    10. Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (N1-524-96-1). Routine 
administrative records.
    11. Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (N1-470-96-1). 
Records maintained by the Office of General Counsel and the Docket 
    12. General Services Administration (N1-269-96-2). Reduction in 

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periods for telecommunications engineering records.
    13. General Services Administration (N1-269-96-1). Financial 
management projects case files and clearance records relating to 
proposed legislation.
    14. National Archives and Records Administration (N2-326-96-1). 
Routine engineering construction project files in the custody of the 
National Archives relating to the construction and maintenance of 
supporting facilities at DOE and DOD test sites in the Pacific Ocean 
Area and Western United States.
    15. United States Postal Service (N1-028-96-1). San Francisco 
Regional Records, 1942-63, including discontinued APO files, routine 
Congressional correspondence and transportation contracts.

    Dated: July 3, 1996.
James W. Moore,
Assistant Archivist for Records Administration.
[FR Doc. 96-17766 Filed 7-11-96; 8:45 am]