National Archives and Records Administration August 29, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Records Center Facility Standards
Document Number: 05-17097
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule modifies NARA facility standards for records storage facilities that house Federal records to clarify requirements relating to design or certification of multiple story facilities and fire detection and protection systems; to revise certain requirements relating to fire-ratings of roofs, building columns, and fire barrier walls; and to clarify the application of other requirements. The rule addresses records center industry concerns identified in the 2003 Report to Congress on Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulations. This rule affects commercial records storage facilities that store Federal records and applies to all agencies, including NARA, that establish and operate records centers, and to agencies that contract for the services of commercial records storage facilities.