[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 248 (Wednesday, December 27, 1995)]
[Page 66960]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-31334]



Notice of Formal Determinations

AGENCY: Assassination Records Review Board.
SUMMARY: The Assassination Records Review Board (Review Board) met in a 
closed meeting on December 12 and 13, 1995, and made formal 
determinations on the release of records under the President John F. 
Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (JFK Act). By 
issuing this notice, the Review Board complies with the section of the 
JFK Act that requires the Review Board to publish the results of its 
decisions on a document-by-document basis in the Federal Register 
within 14 days of the date of the decision. This notice pertains to the 
release of five records that were the subjects of prior Review Board 
determinations. A notice regarding new Review Board formal 
determinations will issue shortly.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: T. Jeremy Gunn, General Counsel and 
Associate Director for Research and Analysis, Assassination Records 
Review Board, Second Floor, 600 E Street NW., Washington, D.C. 20530, 
(202) 724-0088, fax (202) 724-0457.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice complies with the requirements 
of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act 
of 1992, 44 U.S.C. 2107.9(c)(4)(A) (1992).
    On July 17 and 18, 1995, the Review Board made formal 
determinations regarding, inter alia, five FBI records that contained 
information provided by a foreign government. See 60 FR 39928 (Aug. 4, 
1995). (The record identification numbers for the five records are 
listed below.) The FBI contested the Review Board's decision to release 
these records principally on the ground that the records contain 
information provided by the Swiss Government under an understanding of 
confidentiality. The Review Board withdrew from Presidential 
consideration its determinations regarding these records on August 30, 
1995, and approached the Swiss Government through diplomatic channels 
regarding the release of these records. As a result of these efforts, 
the Swiss Government advised the Review Board that it does not now 
object to the release of these five records, provided that the names of 
Swiss citizens are redacted. At the December 12-13 meeting, the Review 
Board voted to release these records in full, except for the names of 
Swiss citizens. The FBI does not now object to the release of the 
records as redacted.
    These assassination records are identified by the record 
identification number assigned in the President John F. Kennedy 
Assassination Records Collection database maintained by the National 
Archives. For each document, the number of releases of previously 
redacted information is noted as well as the number of sustained 

               Review Board Determinations--FBI Documents               
    Record No.       ARRB      Sustained     Status of document   review
                   releases  postponements                         date 
124-10023-10234..         2           1     Postponed in Part...    2017
124-10023-10235..         2           1     Postponed in Part...    2017
124-10023-10236..         3           0     Open in Full........     n/a
124-10023-10237..         2           0     Open in Full........     n/a
124-10023-10238..         1           0     Open in Full........     n/a

    Dated: December 21, 1995.
David G. Marwell,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 95-31334 Filed 12-26-95; 8:45 am]