[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 106 (Tuesday, June 3, 1997)]
[Pages 30345-30346]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-14403]



Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments

AGENCY: Office of Records Services, National Archives and Records 

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). Records 
schedules identify records of sufficient value to warrant preservation 
in the National Archives of the United States. Schedules also authorize 
agencies after a specified period to dispose of records lacking 
administrative, legal, research, or other value. Notice is published 
for records schedules that propose the destruction of records not 
previously authorized for disposal, or reduce the retention period for 
records already authorized for disposal. NARA invites public comments 
on such schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a).

DATES: Requests for copies must be received in writing on or before 
July 18, 1997. Once the appraisal of the records is completed, NARA 
will send a copy of the schedule. The requester will be given 30 days 
to submit comments.

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ADDRESSES: Address requests for single copies of schedules identified 
in this notice to the Civilian Appraisal Staff (NWRC), National 
Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD 20740-6001. 
Requesters must cite the control number assigned to each schedule when 
requesting a copy. The control number appears in the parentheses 
immediately after the name of the requesting agency.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael L. Miller, Director, Records 
Management Programs, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 
Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001, telephone (301)713-7110.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each year U.S. Government agencies create 
billions of records on paper, film, magnetic tape, and other media. In 
order to control this accumulation, agency records managers prepare 
records schedules specifying when the agency no longer needs the 
records and what happens to the records after this period. Some 
schedules are comprehensive and cover all the records of an agency or 
one of its major subdivisions. These comprehensive schedules provide 
for the eventual transfer to the National Archives of historically 
valuable records and authorize the disposal of all other records. Most 
schedules, however, cover records of only one office or program or a 
few series of records, and many are updates of previously approved 
schedules. Such schedules also may include records that are designated 
for permanent retention.
    Destruction of records requires the approval of the Archivist of 
the United States. This approval is granted after a thorough study of 
the records that takes into account 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 historical or 
other value.
    This public notice identifies the Federal agencies and their 
subdivisions requesting disposition authority, includes the control 
number assigned to each schedule, and briefly describes the records 
proposed for disposal. The records schedule contains additional 
information about the records and their disposition. Further 
information about the disposition process will be furnished to each 

Schedules Pending

    1. Department of the Army (N1-AU-97-7). Professional conduct and 
legal mismanagement records accumulated in the office of the Judge 
Advocate General.
    2. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (N1-370-96-8). Nautical chart source standard files.
    3. Department of Justice (N1-60-97-3). Case files relating to 
enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
    4. Department of Justice (N1-118-97-1). Reading files maintained by 
U.S. Attorneys.
    5. Department of Justice, United States Marshals Service (N1-527-
97-8). Special assignments files.
    6. Department of State, Bureau of Public Affairs (N1-59-97-11). 
``U.S. Foreign Affairs on CD-ROM'' prepared by the Office of Public 
    7. Department of State (N1-59-97-16). Routine, facilitative, 
duplicative, or fragmentary records of Bureau of African Affairs, 
Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, 
and the Executive Secretariat.
    8. Department of the Treasury, Office of the Comptroller of the 
Currency (N1-101-97-3). Bank examination working papers.
    9. Consumer Product Safety Commission (N1-424-94-1). Case files 
maintained by the Office of General Counsel.
    10. Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (N1-474-96-1, N1-
474-96-3 through 5; N1-474-97-1 through 5). Comprehensive schedules for 
all offices except General Counsel.
    11. Institute of Museum and Library Services (N1-288-97-1 and N1-
288-97-2). Formula grant-related records and working papers to 
discretionary grants.
    12. National Indian Gaming Commission (N1-220-97-6). Comprehensive 
schedule for textual and audiovisual records (substantive program 
records are designated for permanent retention).
    13. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (N1-465-95-4). Records of 
the Office of General Counsel.
    14. President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (N1-220-97-
5). Comprehensive records schedule.

    Dated: May 27, 1997.
Michael J. Kurtz,
Assistant Archivist, for Record Services--Washington, DC.
[FR Doc. 97-14403 Filed 6-2-97; 8:45 am]