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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), mostly under 36 CFR Chapter XII and 32 CFR Chapter XX, and they are organized into subchapters based on topics like agency functions, oversight responsibilities, or how people access the records we hold.  A complete list of our current regulations is on this page.

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  • There are no regulations open for public comment.

Records Schedule Notices

Record schedules 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. 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 approves them.

  • [NARA-2017-040] Notice published May 30, 2017 (volume 82, page 24739) [12 schedules: 3 DAg Farm Service Agency; USAF; DoD Defense Logistics Agency; DHS Transportation Security Agency; 2 DOJ Immigration Review; USNavy; Commodity Futures Trading Commission; ODNI National Counterterrorism Center; OGE].  Request for copies due no later than June 29, 2017.

  • [NARA-2017-044] Notice published May 30, 2017 (volume 82, page 24737) [21 schedules: DAg; DAg Commodity Credit Corporation; 2 DAg Farm Service Agency; DAg Forest Service; 2 USArmy; DOC OIG; 2 DOE; DHS USCIS; DHS USCoast Guard; DHS Secret Service; Interior; USNavy; DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; 2 NASA; NRC; 2 SEC].  Request for copies due no later than June 29, 2017.

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.

  • [NARA-2017-039] Second notice for extending OMB control number 3095-0024 (requesting use of Presidential library space); published May 10, 2017 (Volume 82, Number 89 -- page 21830).  Comments due to OMB no later than June 9, 2017.

  • [NARA-2017-043] First notice for extending OMB control number 3095-0036 (information on prospective Presidential library facilities); published May 24, 2017 (Volume 82, Number 99 -- page 23840).  Comments due to NARA no later than July 24, 2017.

Other Requests for Public Comment:

  • There are currently no other open requests for public comment.