National Archives and Records Administration 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-32303
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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 agencies with mandatory instructions for what to do with records when agencies no longer need them for current Government business. The instructions 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 not previously authorized for disposal or to 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).
Meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Presidential Library-Foundation Partnerships
Document Number: 2015-32302
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. appendix 2), NARA announces the following meeting of the Advisory Committee on Presidential Library-Foundation Partnerships.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-32301
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-23
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA gives public notice that it has submitted to OMB for approval the information collections described in this notice. We invite you to comment on the proposed information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory Committee (SLTPS-PAC) Meeting
Document Number: 2015-31526
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-15
Agency: Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app 2) and implementing regulation 41 CFR 101-6, NARA announces the following committee meeting.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-30381
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-01
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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 agencies with mandatory instructions for what to do with records when agencies no longer need them for current Government business. The instructions 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 not previously authorized for disposal or to 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).
Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress; Meeting
Document Number: 2015-30040
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-25
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App), NARA announces an upcoming meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress.
Office of Government Information Services; Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2015-30033
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-25
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App) and the second United States Open Government National Action Plan (NAP) released on December 5, 2013, NARA announces an upcoming Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee meeting.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-29436
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-18
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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 agencies with mandatory instructions for what to do with records when agencies no longer need them for current Government business. The instructions 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 not previously authorized for disposal or to 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).
Nixon Presidential Historical Materials: Opening of Materials
Document Number: 2015-27339
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-28
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (a NARA division) is opening additional Nixon Presidential Historical Materials for public access. These materials include select White House Central Files: Subject Files and previously restricted materials from the National Security Council (NSC Files) and the Henry A. Kissinger (HAK) Office Files. In accordance with section 104 of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act (PRMPA, 44 U.S.C. 2111 note) and Sec. 1275.42(b) of the regulations implementing the Act (36 CFR part 1275), we have identified, inventoried, and prepared these additional textual materials for public access with certain information redacted as required by law.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-26300
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-15
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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 for what to do with records when agencies no longer need them for current Government business. The instructions 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 not previously authorized for disposal or to 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).
National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC); Meeting
Document Number: 2015-25379
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-06
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app 2) and implementing regulation 41 CFR 101-6, NARA announces an upcoming committee meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-25244
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-05
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA is proposing to request extension of two currently approved information collection actions. The first is a set of forms we use to collect information when former Federal civilian employees and other authorized individuals request information from or copies of documents in Official Personnel Folders or Employee Medical Folders from NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). The second is a form we use when people apply to volunteer at the National Archives Building, the National Archives at College Park, regional records services facilities, and Presidential Libraries. We invite you to comment on these proposed information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Records Management; General Records Schedule (GRS); GRS Transmittal 25; Email Managed Under a Capstone Approach
Document Number: 2015-23245
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-16
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA is issuing a new General Records Schedule (GRS) via GRS Transmittal 25. The GRS provides agencies with mandatory disposition instructions for administrative records common to several or all Federal agencies. Transmittal 25 announces changes we have made to the GRS since we published Transmittal 24 in August 2015. We are concurrently disseminating Transmittal 25 (the memo and the accompanying records schedule and FAQ document) directly to each agency's records management official and have posted it on NARA's Web site.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-15985
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-29
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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 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 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).
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2015-15969
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-29
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App) and the second United States Open Government National Action Plan (NAP) released on December 5, 2013, NARA announces an upcoming Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee meeting.
Office of Presidential Libraries; Disposal of Presidential Records
Document Number: 2015-15333
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-23
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA is issuing final notice that it intends to dispose of several collections of disaster recovery backup tapes from the Ronald Reagan (Reagan) and George H.W. Bush (GHW Bush) administrations under the provisions of 44 U.S.C. 2203(g)(3). NARA published notice in the Federal Register (February 6, 2015 (80 FR 6770)), proposing to dispose of these backup tapes. That initial notice contains a detailed description of the tapes, the reasons for destruction, and a synopsis of the completed restoration projects. NARA has determined that the backup tapes do not warrant further retention. All required backup restoration projects have taken place, NARA is preserving and permanently retaining the restored records, and we have identified no further need to preserve or maintain the backup tapes. This notice constitutes a final agency action, as described in 44 U.S.C. 2203(g)(3), and NARA will dispose of the described backup tapes on or after the date below.
State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory Committee (SLTPS-PAC)
Document Number: 2015-15033
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-18
Agency: Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app 2) and implementing regulation 41 CFR 101-6, NARA announces the following committee meeting.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-14923
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-17
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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 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 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-14064
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-09
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA gives public notice that it proposes to request an extension of an approved information collection, Independent Researcher Listing Application, NA Form 14115, used by independent researchers to provide their contact information. We invite you to comment on this proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress
Document Number: 2015-13785
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-05
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app 2), the National Archives and Records Administration announces the following meeting.
National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2015-12988
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-29
Agency: Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app 2) and implementing regulation 41 CFR 101-6, NARA announces a meeting of the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC) .
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-12887
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-28
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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 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 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-12211
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-20
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA gives public notice that it has submitted to OMB for approval the information collection described in this notice. We invite the public to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-11927
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-18
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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 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 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-11423
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-12
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA gives public notice that it proposes to request extension of three currently approved information collections. People use the first information collection to request permission to use privately owned equipment to microfilm NARA and Presidential library archival holdings. They use the second information collection to request permission to film, photograph, or videotape at a NARA facility for news purposes. And they use the third information collection to request permission to use NARA facilities for events. We invite you to comment on these proposed information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Controlled Unclassified Information
Document Number: 2015-10260
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-08
Agency: Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
As the Federal Government's Executive Agent for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) implements the Federal Government-wide CUI Program. As part of that responsibility, ISOO proposes this rule to establish policy for agencies on designating, safeguarding, disseminating, marking, decontrolling, and disposing of CUI, self-inspection and oversight requirements, and other facets of the Program.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-10495
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-06
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA gives public notice that it has submitted to OMB for approval the information collection described in this notice. We invite the public to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-09423
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-22
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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 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 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-09421
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-22
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA is giving public notice that we have submitted to OMB for approval the information collection described in this notice. We invite people to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Nixon Presidential Historical Materials: Opening of Materials
Document Number: 2015-08850
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-17
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is opening additional Nixon Presidential Historical Materials for public access. These materials include previously restricted materials and select White House Central Files, Name Files. In accordance with section 104 of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act (PRMPA, 44 U.S.C. 2111 note) and Sec. 1275.42(b) of the regulations implementing the Act (36 CFR part 1275), NARA has identified, inventoried, and prepared for public access these additional textual materials with certain information redacted as required by law, including the PRMPA.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-07512
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-02
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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).
Open Meeting on General Records Schedule (GRS) 6.1, Email Managed Under a Capstone Approach
Document Number: 2015-07184
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-01
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) announces an open meeting to solicit comments on General Records Schedule (GRS) 6.1, Email Managed Under a Capstone Approach. The meeting is open to the public.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-06186
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-18
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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 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 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.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-04235
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-02
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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 National Archives of the United States to preserve records of continuing value and agencies to destroy, after a specified period, records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. NARA publishes notice 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).
Office of Government Information Services (OGIS); Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2015-03364
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-18
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App) and the second United States Open Government National Action Plan (NAP) released on December 5, 2013, NARA announces an upcoming Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-03363
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-18
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA proposes to request extension of a currently approved information collection used to identify potential grant recipients that have limited experience with managing Federal funds. NARA invites the public to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-02875
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-12
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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).
National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC)
Document Number: 2015-02874
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-12
Agency: Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app 2) and implementing regulation 41 CFR 101-6, NARA announces a meeting of the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC).
Office of Presidential Libraries; Disposal of Presidential Records
Document Number: 2015-02454
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA has identified several collections of disaster recovery backup tapes, and subsequently-created preservation copies, from the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush (GHW Bush) administrations, maintained for the Professional/Office Vision software (PROFS), the Sperry/VAX All-in-One (All-in-One), and for systems maintained by the White House Situation Support Staff (WHSSS) and the White House Situation Room (WHSR), as appropriate for disposal under the Presidential Records Act, 44 U.S.C. 2203(g)(3). This notice describes our reasons for determining that further retention of these disaster recovery backup tapes is not warranted. Because the administrations made these backup tapes for disaster recovery purposes, all required backup restoration projects have taken place, and NARA is preserving the restored records, we have identified no further need to preserve and maintain these backup tapes. Accordingly, we are following a disposal procedure similar to that in General Records Schedule (GRS) 24 for the routine disposal of backup tapes used by Federal agencies. This notice does not constitute a final agency action, as described in 44 U.S.C. 2203(g)(3), and no Presidential records will be disposed of following this notice. NARA will publish a second notice only after we have considered any comments received following this 45-day notice period. If NARA proceeds with disposal, we will publish a second notice, with a 60-day notice period, that will constitute a final agency action.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-02156
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-04
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA is giving public notice that the agency proposes to request extension of a currently approved information collection used by registrants or other authorized individuals to request information from or copies of Selective Service System (SSS) records. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-02155
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-04
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-01133
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-23
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
NARA is giving public notice that we have submitted to OMB for approval the information collection described in this notice. We invite people to comment on the proposed information collection, pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-00875
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-21
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
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).