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PROPOSED RULE: 32 CFR Part 2002: Controlled Unclassified Information (published May 8, 2015, Volume 80-089, on pages 26501-26511)

SUMMARY: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.

DATE: Submit comments on or before July 7, 2015.

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 nonfederal entities and individuals) describe the collection, how we will use the information, and our estimate of the reporting burden to respondents.

  • [NARA-2015-041] Title: Request to Microfilm Records; Request to film, photograph, or videotape at a NARA facility for news purposes; Request to use NARA facilities for events. Published May 12, 2015 (Volume 80, Number 091 - pages 27189-27190). Comments due no later than July 13, 2015.
  • [NARA-2015-046] Title: Independent Researcher Listing Application. Published June 9, 2015 (Volume 80, Number 110 - pages 32615-32616). Comments due no later than August 10, 2015.

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