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Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments

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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 September 4, 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Margaret Hawkins, Director, Records Start Printed Page 45469Management Services (ACNR), National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001. Telephone: 301-837-1799. Email: request.schedule@nara.gov.

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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 Defense, Army and Air Force Exchange Service (DAA-0334-2014-0001, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Records related to duties paid on imported goods.

2. Department of Defense, Army and Air Force Exchange Service (DAA-0334-2014-0002, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Records related to accidents involving agency employees and property.

3. Department of Defense, Army and Air Force Exchange Service (DAA-0334-2014-0003, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Records related to consolidated safety reports.

4. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (DAA-0468-2013-0013, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Records include investigative case files related to alleged fraud, abuse, and irregularities or violations of laws, and regulations and allegations not resulting in a formal case file.

5. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (N1-560-12-3, 6 items, 6 temporary items). Records related to internal investigations and inspections, including reports and investigative case files.

6. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (DAA-0560-2013-0008, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic information system used to collect and analyze customer service feedback.

7. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (DAA-0436-2013-0002, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic information system used to facilitate background checks related to weapons licenses, permits, or registrations.

8. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (DAA-0436-2013-0003, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic information system used to facilitate background checks for firearms purchasing.

9. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (N1-100-09-1, 27 items, 25 temporary items). Master files of electronic information systems of agency directorates of administrative programs, cooperative and state programs, technical support and emergency management, evaluation and analysis, and construction. Proposed for permanent retention are master files of electronic information systems related to accident investigations and industrial health sampling.

10. Department of State, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (DAA-0059-2014-0018, 3 items, 3 temporary items). Records of the Office of Program Strategies and Design including standard operating procedures and manuals, copies of grant files, and funding files.

11. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Public Debt (N1-53-03-1, 4 items, 4 temporary items). Records related to the processing of savings bonds or government securities.

12. Library of Congress, Agency-wide (DAA-0297-2014-0009, 7 items, 7 temporary items). Records relating to Web site management.

13. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (N1-431-08-15, 15 items, 8 temporary items). Records related to performance issues and operating experience at nuclear power plants. Proposed for permanent retention are master files of electronic information systems and related publications regarding licensee performance and plant events.

14. Railroad Retirement Board, Agency-wide (DAA-0184-2013-0002, 21 items, 21 temporary items). Records related to the administration of human resources.

15. Railroad Retirement Board, Agency-wide (DAA-0184-2013-0004, 13 items, 13 temporary items). Records related to the administration of information resources.

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Dated: July 29, 2014.

Paul M. Wester, Jr.,

Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.

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[FR Doc. 2014-18498 Filed 8-4-14; 8:45 am]

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