[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 92 (Tuesday, May 13, 2014)]
[Pages 27343-27345]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-10927]




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

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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 
June 12, 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 
    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 Commerce, Economic Development Administration 
(DAA-0378-2014-0013, 13 items, 13 temporary items). Comprehensive grant 
project files created and maintained by regional offices. Information 
includes grant award files for public works projects, applications for 
economic assistance, financial reports, general correspondence, 
economic development files, economic development planning and 
feasibility studies, and routine administrative records.
    2. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (DAA-0566-2014-0003, 1 item, 1 temporary item). 
Cuban visa lottery participant biographical data.
    3. Department of the Interior, Agency-wide (DAA-0048-2013-0001, 15 
items, 15 temporary items). Administrative records that pertain to 
routine business functions such as operations, human resources 
management, financial and acquisition management, and information 
technology. This schedule does not pertain to Indian Fiduciary Trust 
    4. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and 
Explosives (DAA-0436-2012-0007, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Personnel 
security records including nondisclosure agreements and copies of 
closed case files.
    5. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DAA-
0170-2013-0004, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Investigative case files.
    6. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DAA-
0170-2014-0001, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Background intelligence 
materials of investigative case files.
    7. Department of Justice, United States Marshals Service (DAA-0527-
2013-0014, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Final audit reports and working 
papers of the Office of Compliance Review.
    8. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (N1-59-11-11, 
21 items, 21 temporary items). Records of the Office of Protection 
including routine administrative files. Records also include planning 
and summary reports for trips and events.
    9. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration 
(N1-408-11-25, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Property disposal records.
    10. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration 
(N1-15-02-5, 42 items, 42 temporary items). Records of the Nuclear 
Medicine Service including reports, inspection surveys, safety and 
compliance documents, directives, training records, and records 
documenting the use and disposal of radioactive materials.
    11. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration 
(DAA-0015-2014-0001, 7 items, 6 temporary items). Records of inquiries 
or investigations into research misconduct, including working papers 
and duplicates maintained in regional offices. Proposed for permanent 
retention are records of significant investigations and investigations 
resulting in researcher debarment.
    12. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration 
(DAA-0015-2014-0002, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an 
electronic information system containing records relating to patient 
care activities, potential risks, and corrective actions.
    13. Administrative Office of the United States Courts, United 
States District Courts (DAA-0021-2014-0001, 4 items, 4 temporary 
items). Human resources management records including performance 
evaluations and awards and bonuses files.

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    14. Environmental Protection Agency, Agency-wide (DAA-0412-2013-
0005, 3 items, 2 temporary items). Records relating to the development, 
tracking, and amendment of legislative proposals through Congress, as 
well as other activities supporting the relationship between the agency 
and Congress. Proposed for permanent retention are historically 
significant legislative relations records, including legislative 
history files and reports to Congress and the President.
    15. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Federal and State 
Materials and Environmental Management Programs (N1-431-08-4, 7 items, 
5 temporary items). Records relating to decommissioning nuclear sites. 
Proposed for permanent retention are master files of an electronic 
information system relating to terminated licenses and decommissioning 
of nuclear sites, and related annual publications.
    16. Office of Personnel Management, Employee Services (DAA-0478-
2014-0002, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic 
information system containing biographic information on individuals 
participating in the Federal coaching network.
    17. Office of Personnel Management, Human Resources Solutions (DAA-
0478-2012-0010, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an 
electronic information system containing customized job vacancy 

    Dated: May 7, 2014.
Paul M. Wester, Jr.,
Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.
[FR Doc. 2014-10927 Filed 5-12-14; 8:45 am]