[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 14, 2017)]
[Pages 52744-52746]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24573]




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 agencies no longer need them for current 
Government business. The records schedules authorize agencies to 
preserve records of continuing value in the National Archives of the 
United States and to destroy, after a specified period, records lacking 
administrative, legal, research, or other value. NARA publishes notice 
in the Federal Register

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for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records they 
no longer need to conduct agency business. NARA invites public comments 
on such records schedules.

DATES: NARA must receive requests for copies in writing by December 13, 
2017. Once NARA finishes appraising the records, we will send you a 
copy of the schedule you requested. We usually prepare appraisal 
memoranda that contain additional information concerning the records 
covered by a proposed schedule. You may also request these. If you do, 
we will also provide them once we have completed the appraisal. You 
have 30 days after we send to you these requested documents in which to 
submit comments.

ADDRESSES: You may request a copy of any records schedule identified in 
this notice by contacting Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance 
(ACRA) using one of the following means:
    Mail: NARA (ACRA), 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001.
    Email: [email protected].
    Fax: 301-837-3698.
    You must cite the control number, which appears in parentheses 
after the name of the agency that submitted the schedule, and a mailing 
address. If you would like an appraisal report, please include that in 
your request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Hawkins, Director, by mail at 
Records Appraisal and Agency Assistance (ACRA), National Archives and 
Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001, 
by phone at 301-837-1799, or by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NARA publishes notice in the Federal 
Register for records schedules they no longer need to conduct agency 
business. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules, as 
required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a).
    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 records retention 
periods and submit these schedules for NARA's approval. These schedules 
provide for timely transfer into the National Archives of historically 
valuable records and authorize the agency to dispose 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 
otherwise specified. An item in a schedule is media neutral when an 
agency may apply the disposition instructions to records regardless of 
the medium in which it creates or maintains the records. Items included 
in schedules submitted to NARA on or after December 17, 2007, are media 
neutral unless the item is expressly limited to a specific medium. (See 
36 CFR 1225.12(e).)
    Agencies may not destroy Federal records without Archivist of the 
United States' approval. The Archivist approves destruction only after 
thoroughly considering the records' 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 the records 
have historical or other value.
    In addition to identifying the Federal agencies and any 
subdivisions requesting disposition authority, this notice lists the 
organizational unit(s) accumulating the records (or notes that the 
schedule has agency-wide applicability when schedules cover records 
that may be accumulated throughout an agency); 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); and 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 also 
includes information about the records. You may request additional 
information about the disposition process at the addresses above.

Schedules Pending

    1. Department of the Air Force, Air National Guard (DAA-AFU-2017-
0004, 2 items, 1 temporary item). Records lacking historical value in a 
collection of records relating to actions of the Northeast Air Defense 
Sector (NEADS) on the day of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 
2001, and several years afterwards. Included are records showing 
availability of personnel for December 2001 through May 2002, air 
tasking order printouts for 2002 through 2004, and electronic and 
audiovisual records that are duplicates, unreadable, or pertaining to 
non-significant matters unrelated to the terrorist attacks or their 
aftermath. Proposed for permanent retention are briefings, reports, 
emails, correspondence, audio recordings, and other records relating to 
NEADS operations, procedures, and policies regarding the terrorist 
attacks and their aftermath.
    2. National Indian Gaming Commission, Agency-wide (DAA-0600-2017-
0013, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Master files of two electronic 
information systems containing results, notes, checklists, and working 
papers for gaming minimum control standards, tribal facilities, and 
tribal financial statement audits.
    3. National Indian Gaming Commission, Agency-wide (DAA-0600-2017-
0014, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic 
information system used to track the costs and billing for background 
investigations of casino management contractors.
    4. National Indian Gaming Commission, Agency-wide (DAA-0600-2017-
0015, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Master files of an electronic 
information system used as a workflow system to store information on 
tribal gaming casino contacts and third-party gaming management 
contracts review data.
    5. National Indian Gaming Commission, Agency-wide (DAA-0600-2017-
0016, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic 
information system used to record, process, and report tribal fees and 
payments for internal accounting and external reporting of Class II and 
Class III tribal gaming operations.
    6. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Legislative and 
Intergovernmental Affairs (DAA-0266-2016-0005, 2 items, 1 temporary 
item). Routine Congressional correspondence regarding constituent 
issues. Proposed for permanent retention are Congressional and 
intergovernmental records concerning proposed legislation, amendments 
to various acts, drafts of bills, and Congressional testimonies.
    7. United States International Trade Commission, Office of the 
Secretary (DAA-0081-2017-0003, 13 items, 9 temporary items). Records to 
include master files of an electronic information system that maintains 
investigative case files for violations of import injuries, 
intellectual property-based imports, and related case exhibits. System 
also serves as a repository for violations of protective orders, action 
jackets related to operational matters, and mediation program records. 
Proposed for permanent retention are action jackets

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related to rulemaking, publications, and minutes of the Commission.

Laurence Brewer,
Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.
[FR Doc. 2017-24573 Filed 11-13-17; 8:45 am]