[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 112 (Wednesday, June 11, 2014)]
[Pages 33599-33600]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-13630]




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 preservation of records of continuing value in 
the National Archives of the United States and destruction, after a 
specified period, of records lacking administrative, legal, research, 
or other value. NARA publishes notices 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 11, 2014. Once NARA completes the appraisal of the records, NARA 
will send a copy of the schedule. NARA staff usually prepare 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: 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

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

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 1225.12(e).)
     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, Agency-wide (DAA-AU-2014-0019, 1 item, 1 
temporary item). Master files of an electronic information system 
containing helicopter maintenance records.
    2. Department of the Army, Agency-wide (DAA-AU-2014-0021, 1 item, 1 
temporary item). Master files of an electronic information system 
containing records related to equipment tests and evaluations.
    3. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census (DAA-0029-2014-
0002, 5 items, 5 temporary items). Inputs, outputs, and system 
documentation of an electronic information system containing rural 
address information.
    4. Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency (DAA-0330-2014-
0006, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Master files of an electronic 
information system containing combat theater medical data.
    5. Court Services and Offenders Supervision Agency for the District 
of Columbia, Agency-wide (DAA-0562-2013-0001, 3 items, 3 temporary 
items). Master files and outputs of an electronic information system 
containing employee suggestions.
    6. Library of Congress, Agency-wide (DAA-0297-2014-0001, 25 items, 
14 temporary items). Records include background materials used to 
develop agency products designated for permanent retention, non-
substantive program subject files, low-level meeting records, and 
customer feedback records. Proposed for permanent retention are 
substantive program subject files, annual reports, records of meetings 
and correspondence of senior officials, and records of committees 
overseeing substantive programs.
    7. Library of Congress, Agency-wide (DAA-0297-2014-0002, 4 items, 4 
temporary items). Records relating to the daily administration of 
agency programs.
    8. Library of Congress, Agency-wide (DAA-0297-2014-0004, 11 items, 
11 temporary items). Records relating to personnel actions such as 
merit selection, compensation, awards, and training.
    9. Library of Congress, Agency-wide (DAA-0297-2014-0005, 7 items, 6 
temporary items). Budget, accounting, and financial management records. 
Proposed for permanent retention are budget estimates and 
    10. Library of Congress, Agency-wide (DAA-0297-2014-0008, 4 items, 
2 temporary items). Security and emergency management records. Proposed 
for permanent retention are emergency planning case files and test 
    11. Peace Corps, Overseas Posts (N1-490-12-7, 1 item, 1 temporary 
item). Training materials for staff and volunteers.
    12. Peace Corps, Office of the Director (DAA-0490-2013-0001, 2 
items, 1 temporary item). Routine correspondence records. Proposed for 
permanent retention are high-level correspondence records.
    13. Selective Service System, Agency-wide (DAA-0147-2014-0001, 2 
items, 2 temporary items). Master files of electronic information 
systems containing personnel management data.

    Dated: June 4, 2014.
Paul M. Wester, Jr.,
Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.
[FR Doc. 2014-13630 Filed 6-10-14; 8:45 am]