[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 117 (Tuesday, June 18, 2013)]
[Pages 36603-36604]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14402]




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.


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 
July 18, 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, using the Standard Form (SF) 115, Request for Records 
Disposition Authority. 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 
    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 the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (DAA-AU-
2013-0003, 2 items, 1 temporary item). Videotape recordings of routine 
activities of the New Orleans District Office, primarily from 1981 to 
1995. Proposed for permanent retention are videotape recordings of the 
office's significant activities during this period.
    2. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census (DAA-0029-2013-
0003, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Records relating to processing user-
defined tabulations created from decennial census microdata.
    3. Department of Defense, National Reconnaissance Office (N1-525-
12-2, 4 items, 4 temporary items). Records include budget, 
appropriations, and other expenditure accounting files.
    4. Department of Defense, National Reconnaissance Office (N1-525-
12-4, 3 items, 3 temporary items). Records include routine 
investigative, audit, litigation, and other legal files.
    5. Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense (N1-
330-13-3, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic 
information system used to maintain scholarship and fellowship program 
    6. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary 
(DAA-0514-2013-0002, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an 
electronic information system that maintains user login information for 
a health awareness Web site.
    7. Department of the Navy, Agency-wide (DAA-0428-2012-0004, 11 
items, 11 temporary items). Correspondence and related records 
regarding the administration of family support programs.
    8. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration 
(DAA-0408-2013-0009, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an 
electronic information system used to manage a financial assistance and 
award program.
    9. Office of Personnel Management, Agency-wide (N1-478-11-4, 1 
item, 1

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temporary item.) Master files of an electronic information system used 
to create and manage vacancy announcements and develop lists of 
eligible applicants for federal jobs.
    10. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, 
Agency-wide (N1-220-11-3, 25 items, 12 temporary items). Records 
include routine hotline investigative case files pertaining to waste, 
fraud, and abuse; reference files; notes; and working files. Proposed 
for permanent retention are executive program and correspondence files, 
speeches, congressional meeting files, formal legal opinions, and 
investigative case files of historical significance.

    Dated: June 11, 2013.
Paul M. Wester, Jr.,
Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.
[FR Doc. 2013-14402 Filed 6-17-13; 8:45 am]