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

Classified National Security Information
Document Number: 2022-06548
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are revising our Classified National Security Information regulation to permit digital signatures that meet certain requirements on the Standard Form (SF) 312, which is the non-disclosure agreement required prior to accessing classified information. Due to agency needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and remote work situations, combined with developments in digital signatures since a regulatory prohibition on electronic signatures was implemented in 2010, it is both urgent and appropriate to make this administrative change at this time.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2022-06007
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We propose revising Appendix A of our existing Privacy Act inventory of systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, which contains the common routine uses that apply to some or all of our systems of records. We propose to revise routine use H, which permits sharing information when there has been a data breach and it's necessary to respond to the breach. And we propose adding a new routine use for sharing information with other agencies that experience a data breach. Both of these changes are required by an OMB memorandum and these routine uses apply to all of our systems of records. Routine use H is already included in all of our SORNs, but we are now adding routine use I to them as well. In this notice, we publish the revised routine use H and the new routine use I for public notice and comment and add routine use I to all of our SORNs.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee Meetings
Document Number: 2022-05938
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are announcing three upcoming Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee meetings in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the second United States Open Government National Action Plan.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2022-05503
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-16
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We propose to revise a system of records in our existing inventory of systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974. The system is NARA 1, Researcher Application Files. We are adding a new purpose/ routine use to notify researchers who use our facilities if they might have been exposed to COVID-19 while at our facility, to allow for similar notifications in the event of future public health emergencies, and to allow notification of health departments for collaborative efforts to address exposure and meet reporting requirements. We are also updating the SORN to reorganize the SORN into the current required format. In this notice, we publish the system of records notice in full for public notice and comment.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2022-05391
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-04844
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-08
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are proposing to request an extension from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of a currently approved information collection used by former Federal civilian employees or other authorized individuals to request information from or copies of documents in Official Personnel Files (OPF) or Employee Medical Files (EMF). We invite you to comment on these proposed information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-04841
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-08
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are proposing to request approval of a new information collection from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). We are beginning a new recruitment program that connects veterans and Schedule A-eligible applicants with an opportunity for non-competitive employment. We propose to collect information from people who are interested in these opportunities in order to consider them for the positions and match them with possible jobs. The collection includes approval of a form, NARA Employment Interest Questionnaire, NA Form 3102. We invite you to comment on this proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-04857
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-08
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are proposing to request an extension from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of a currently approved information collection, Facility Access Media (FAM) Request, NA Form 6006, used by all individuals requesting recurring access to non-public areas of NARA's facilities and IT network. We invite you to comment on this proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2022-04169
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-28
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2022-03023
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-14
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2022-02792
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-10
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are announcing an upcoming Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee meeting in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the second United States Open Government National Action Plan.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-02097
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-02
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We have submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval to continue to use a currently approved information collection. Independent researchers use OMB 3095-0054, Independent Researchers Listing Application (NA Form 14115), to provide their contact information so we can make the information available to people looking for a researcher. We invite you to comment on this proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-02096
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-02
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We have submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval to continue to use three currently approved information collections. People use the first information collection to request permission to film, photograph, or videotape at a NARA facility for news purposes. People use the second and third information collections to request permission to use NARA facilities for events in the Washington, DC, area, at a Federal records center, or at a Presidential library. Previously, we have handled each of these last two items as separate information collections, but we have recently revised the underlying regulation and the processes for requesting use of different kinds of NARA facilities, so we are proposing to combine these two into one ICR. All three collections are based on requirements in the same regulation. We invite you to comment on the proposed information collections.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-02095
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-02
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are proposing to request an extension from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of a currently approved information collection, 3095-0060, Volunteer Service Application (NA Form 6045), used by individuals who wish 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 this proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2022-02089
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-02
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2022-01706
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-28
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We propose to revise a system of records in our existing inventory of systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974. The system is NARA 44, Reasonable Accommodation Request Records. We are revising it to make it more clear that the system includes records of requests for religious accommodations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Our existing SORN permits religious accommodation requests; however, we want to modify our SORN to expressly authorize such requests for people who may submit religious accommodation requests related to COVID vaccination requirements. We are also updating the SORN to reorganize the SORN into the current required format. In this notice, we publish the system of records notice in full for public notice and comment.
Meeting; Chief Freedom of Information Act Officers Council
Document Number: 2022-01086
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-20
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are announcing a public meeting with the co-chairs of the Chief Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officers Council, the Director of OGIS, and the Director of OIP.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2022-00933
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-19
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.
State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory Committee (SLTPS-PAC); Meeting
Document Number: 2021-27954
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-27
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are announcing an upcoming meeting of the State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory Committee (SLTPS-PAC) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and implementing regulations.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2021-27323
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-17
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.
Records Schedules; Administrative Correction Notice
Document Number: 2021-26953
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-14
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are making the following administrative corrections to several schedules of the Department of Treasury's Bureau of Fiscal Service. These cover its schedules for Support Records for Public Debt, Retail Securities Services, Summary Debt Accounting, Wholesale Security Services, and Government Agency Investment Services. An administrative correction addresses errors or oversights to temporary items in an approved records schedule. We are correcting errors and oversights in these schedules to make clear they are media-neutral.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2021-25855
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are announcing an upcoming Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee meeting in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the second United States Open Government National Action Plan.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2021-25762
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.
Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress; Meeting
Document Number: 2021-25482
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-23
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are announcing an upcoming meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The committee advises NARA on the full range of programs, policies, and plans for the Center for Legislative Archives in the Office of Legislative Archives, Presidential Libraries, and Museum Services (LPM).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-25480
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-23
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are proposing to request an extension from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of a currently approved information collection, 3095-0054, Independent Researchers Listing Application (NA Form 14115), used by independent researchers to provide their contact information to people looking for a researcher. We invite you to comment on this proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-25362
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-22
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are proposing to request an extension from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of three currently approved information collections. People use the first information collection to request permission to film, photograph, or videotape at a NARA facility for news purposes. People use the second and third information collections to request permission to use NARA facilities for events in the Washington, DC, area, at a Federal records center, or at a Presidential library. Previously, we have handled each of these last two items as separate information collections, but we have recently revised the underlying regulation and the processes for requesting use of different kinds of NARA facilities, so we are proposing to combine these two into one ICR. All three collections are based on requirements in the same regulation. We invite you to comment on these proposed information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2021-25022
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-17
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.
Meeting Announcement; Chief Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officers Council
Document Number: 2021-24395
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-09
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are announcing a meeting of the Chief Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officers Council, co-chaired by the Director of OGIS and the Director of OIP.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2021-23827
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-02
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2021-23678
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee; Solicitation for Committee Member Nominations
Document Number: 2021-22857
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-20
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is soliciting applications to fill a vacancy on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Federal Advisory Committee (Committee). We are seeking a representative from a Federal agency who has significant expertise in FOIA. The new member will serve the remainder of the term through June 30, 2022.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2021-22573
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-20
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.
Renewal of National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-22188
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-13
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The Archivist has renewed the charter for the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA's) National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC) for a 14th term. The General Services Administration (GSA) included the NISPPAC in our ceiling of approved Federal advisory committees.
National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC); Meeting
Document Number: 2021-21591
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-05
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are announcing an upcoming National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC) meeting in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and implementing regulations.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2021-21500
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-05
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2021-20091
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2021-18578
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2021-18430
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are announcing an upcoming Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee meeting in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the second United States Open Government National Action Plan.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-18308
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We have submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval to continue to collect information from people and organizations that request to use NARA's official seals or logos. We invite you to comment on this proposed information collection.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2021-17426
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-16
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.
Draft FY 2022-2026 Strategic Plan
Document Number: 2021-16850
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-06
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We have posted our new draft Strategic Plan and are inviting feedback from staff, public and Government customers, stakeholders, and colleagues in the archival, historical, and records management communities.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-16444
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We have submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval to continue to collect information used by registrants or other authorized individuals to request information from or copies of Selective Service System (SSS) records. We invite you to comment on this proposed information collection.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2021-16443
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-16442
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We have submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval to continue to collect information from people who participate in the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant programs. Organizations requesting a grant from the NHPRC must submit certain information the NHPRC staff, reviewers, and the Commission use to determine if the applicant and proposed project are eligible for an NHPRC grant; if the request is recommended for approval, the prospective grantee provides additional information acknowledging the offer of the grant and regulatory requirements; and, grantees must respond to an accounting questionnaire designed to identify potential recipients with limited experience managing Federal funds and provide appropriate training or additional safeguards for Federal funds. We invite you to comment on the proposed information collections.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2021-16210
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.
Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board members
Document Number: 2021-15319
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-20
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
I am announcing that I have appointed new members to NARA's Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Board. The board members are: Debra Steidel Wall, Deputy Archivist of the United States; William J. Bosanko, Chief Operating Officer; Micah M. Cheatham, Chief of Management and Administration; and Valorie F. Findlater, Chief Human Capital Officer. These appointments supersede all previous appointments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-14232
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are requesting that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) renew its approval for us to engage in the following generic information collection request (generic ICR), and we invite you to comment on it: Generic Clearance for NARA Public and Education Program Registration. Under this information collection, we request registration and attendance information from people requesting to attend an education or other program at NARA.
State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory Committee (SLTPS-PAC); Meeting
Document Number: 2021-13366
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are announcing an upcoming meeting of the State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory Committee (SLTPS-PAC) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and implementing regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-12268
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
We are proposing to request an extension from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of a currently approved information collection, ``Use of NARA Official Seals and Logos.'' Members of the public and other Federal agencies provide information under this collection as part of their requests to use our official seal(s) and logo(s). We invite you to comment on this proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2021-12036
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: National Archives and Records Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). We publish notice in the Federal Register and on regulations.gov for records schedules in which agencies propose to dispose of records they no longer need to conduct agency business. We invite public comments on such records schedules.