[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 237 (Tuesday, December 10, 2013)]
[Pages 74172-74173]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29424]




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 
January 9, 2014. Once the appraisal of the records is completed, NARA 
will send a copy of the schedule. NARA staff usually prepares appraisal 
memoranda 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: [email protected].
    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

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Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, 
MD 20740-6001. Telephone: 301-837-1799. Email: 
[email protected].

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 
    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 
people 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 Health and Human Services, Agency-wide (DAA-0468-
2013-0009, 4 items, 2 temporary items). Routine and working files of 
high-level officials. Proposed for permanent retention are official 
files and briefing books of high-level officials.
    2. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for 
Children and Families (DAA-0292-2012-0001, 6 items, 6 temporary items). 
Children's Bureau records including child and family services plans, 
child and family services reviews, and eligibility review reports.
    3. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary 
(DAA-0468-2013-0010, 3 items, 1 temporary item). Final audit reports 
and audit working papers. Proposed for permanent retention are 
significant final audit reports.
    4. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security 
Administration (N1-560-12-12, 5 items, 5 temporary items). Working 
papers, reports, and referrals of a passenger security program.
    5. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (DAA-0049-
2013-0002, 2 items, 1 temporary item). Production accountability review 
records for oil and gas leases on public lands. Proposed for permanent 
retention are production accountability review records for Indian Trust 
    6. Department of Justice, United States Marshals Service (DAA-0527-
2013-0021, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Identity records created for 
witnesses or potential witnesses for the Federal or state government in 
criminal proceedings.
    7. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DAA-0059-
2012-0002, 7 items, 5 temporary items). Records of the Public Affairs 
Office including subject files, publications, newsletters, and 
presentations. Proposed for permanent retention are photographs and 
historical publications.
    8. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law 
Enforcement (DAA-0059-2013-0003, 6 items, 2 temporary items). Audit and 
project files of the Office of Iraq Programs. Proposed for permanent 
retention are program files and significant project files.
    9. Department of the Treasury, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer (DAA-0056-2012-0002, 4 items, 4 temporary items). Master files 
and system documentation of an electronic information system used to 
track information systems within the Department. Records also include 
program development and reporting records.

    Dated: December 4, 2013.
Paul M. Wester, Jr.,
Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.
[FR Doc. 2013-29424 Filed 12-9-13; 8:45 am]