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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 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 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 July 19, 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: request.schedule@nara.gov.

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.

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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 request.schedule@nara.gov.

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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 Start Printed Page 27877Archives 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 Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (DAA-0258-2017-0002, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Records related to social media applications, including web publishing, social networking, and media sharing.

2. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary (DAA-0016-2017-0002, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Electronic mail dated prior to 2011 that is no longer readable, for all Department components.

3. Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DAA-0374-2017-0002, 2 items, 1 temporary item). Records relating to practice exercises for verifying location of weapons systems. Proposed for permanent retention are records generated by the verification process.

4. Department of Energy, Agency-wide (DAA-0434-2017-0005, 2 items, 2 temporary items). Master files of an electronic information system used to track and manage requests for access to facilities by foreign visitors.

5. Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (DAA-0566-2017-0014, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic information system used to manage financial transactions with agency customers.

6. Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (DAA-0566-2017-0016, 3 items, 3 temporary items). Records of agency responses to audits by the Government Accountability Office and Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, including audit files, process tracking files, and confirmation of final decision files.

7. Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (DAA-0566-2017-0024, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic information system used to manage international adoption cases.

8. Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps (DAA-0127-2017-0004, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic information system used to track, review, and report on actions taken regarding environmental law and policies.

9. Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps (DAA-0127-2017-0006, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic information system used for logistics management including inventory, requisition, and fulfillment.

10. Department of the Navy, United States Marine Corps (DAA-0127-2017-0007, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Master files of an electronic information system used to track and manage buildings containing hazardous substances.

11. Department of State, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (DAA-0059-2017-0005, 4 items, 4 temporary items). Records of the Office of Press and Public Diplomacy including program files related to public diplomacy and outreach activities, and copies of briefing materials.

12. Department of State, Office of Inspector General (DAA-0059-2017-0002, 4 items, 2 temporary items). Records include working files and investigative case files of allegations of waste, fraud, and mismanagement. Proposed for permanent retention are Principal Officer subject files, final reports and associated compliance files.

13. Federal Communications Commission, Wireline Competition Bureau (DAA-0173-2016-0011, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Records include data and statistical reports related to the telecommunications industry.

14. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agency-wide (DAA-0255-2017-0008, 1 item, 1 temporary item). Routine documentation related to visitors who use agency health and first aid facilities.

15. National Archives and Records Administration, Government-wide (DAA-GRS-2015-0006, 7 items, 7 temporary items). General Records Schedule for records produced in agency budget formulation, execution, reporting, and administration.

16. National Archives and Records Administration, Research Services (N2-220-17-1, 3 items, 3 temporary items). Records of the National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year including routine administrative and facilitative documents relating to conferences and records covered by the General Records Schedule. These records were accessioned to the National Archives but lack sufficient historical value to warrant their continued preservation.

17. National Credit Union Administration, Asset Management and Assistance Center (DAA-0413-2017-0001, 7 items, 7 temporary items). Records related to credit union liquidations including acquired liquidation documents, accounting records, financial and management reports, liquidation files, loan and collection files, and real property sales documents.

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Laurence Brewer,

Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government.

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[FR Doc. 2017-12730 Filed 6-16-17; 8:45 am]

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