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Ways to Comment

  • Send comments via regulations.gov or by fax, postal mail, hand delivery or courier (consult the "Addresses" section of the relevant proposed rule).

Comment on Draft Policy

We welcome your comments. Comments that you send us help inform our decisions and policies concerning our service to you. Once we receive your comments, we will consider them carefully. Public comments become a permanent part of the case file, and may be available for public review.

If you have a suggestion, compliment, or complaint about any of our services and products (other than draft policy), please send us a message using our online form.

Currently Open for Public Comment:

Regulations

NARA creates regulations or "rules" that state how we fulfill our agency's mission, meet statutory requirements, and conduct business with other agencies and the general public. We publish our regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) under 36 CFR Chapter XII, and they are organized into subchapters based on topics like agency functions, oversight responsibilities, or how people access the records we hold.

Learn more about our regulations and regulatory process, or how to comment on open regulations.

  • DIRECT FINAL RULE: 36 CFR 1202, Regulations Implementing the Privacy Act of 1974, RIN 3095-AB91 (published June 8, 2016, Volume 81-110, on pages 36801-36803). We are revising our Privacy Act regulations to add a new insider threat system of records to the records exempt from release under the law enforcement exemption of the Privacy Act. This action is necessary to protect investigatory information from release that could compromise or damage the investigation, result in evidence tampering or destruction, undue influence of witnesses, danger to individuals, and similar harmful effects.

    Submit comments on or before July 8, 2016.


Records Schedule Notices

Record schedules 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. Agencies must follow a records schedule's mandatory instructions on what to do with the records once they are no longer needed for current Government business and the Archivist of the United States approves the schedule.

NARA publishes notices in the Federal Register to allow public comment on proposed records schedules before the Archivist gives his approval.


Information Collections

Notices on proposed information collections (e.g., forms and surveys completed by non-Federal entities and individuals) describe the collection, how we will use the information, and our estimate of the reporting burden to respondents.

There are no information collections open for public comment.

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