NARA Records Subject to FOIA
NARA has revised our regulations governing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) access to NARA's archival holdings and NARA's own operational records. The revisions include clarification as to which records are subject to the FOIA, NARA's authority to grant access, and adjustments to our FOIA procedures to incorporate changes resulting from the OPEN FOIA Act of 2009, the OPEN Government Act of 2007, and the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996 (E-FOIA). The rule affects individuals and organizations that file FOIA requests for access to NARA operational records and archival holdings.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
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).
Records Management; General Records Schedules (GRS); GRS Transmittal
NARA is providing notice that it is issuing a new General Records Schedules (GRS) Transmittal. The GRS provides mandatory disposition instructions for administrative records common to several or all Federal agencies. Transmittal 23 announces changes to the GRS made since Transmittal 22 was published in April 2010. NARA is completely rewriting the GRS over the course of a five-year project. The master plan for that project was published in 2013 under records management memo AC 02.2013 (http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/memos/ ac02-2013.html). The plan has since morphed in some details but its major outlines remain solid. Transmittal 23 is the first installment of the new GRS.
Advisory Committee on the Presidential Library-Foundation Partnerships
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. appendix 2), the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) announces a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Presidential Library-Foundation Partnerships. The meeting will be held to discuss the Presidential Library program and topics related to the public-private partnership between Presidential Libraries and Presidential Foundations. The meeting will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
NARA is giving public notice that the agency proposes to request extension of a currently-approved information collection used by individuals applying for a research card, which is needed to use original archival records in a National Archives and Records Administration facility. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
NARA is giving public notice that the agency has submitted to OMB for approval the information collection described in this notice. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). NARA welcomes any comments on this information request.