The National Archives Catalog


Specific Access Restriction Authority List

The Specific Access Restriction Authority List provides data values for the Specific Access Restriction element.


Donated - Security Classified
scope note: Use for donated archival materials with national security restrictions. Indicate the level of classification in Security Classification.

Donated - Statute
scope note: Use for donated archival materials with statutory restrictions. Explain the statutory restriction further in the Access Restriction Note.

Donor Restricted
scope note: Use for archival materials on which the donor has placed access restrictions. Explain the donor restriction further in the Access Restriction Note.

Executive Privilege
scope note: Use for presidential or vice presidential records for which a claim of Executive Privilege has been invoked by the incumbent President or a former President or Vice President.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
scope note: Use when the specific FOIA restriction is unknown.

FOIA (b)(1) National Security
scope note: Use for archival materials with national security restrictions: Confidential, Secret, and Top Secret. Indicate the level of classification in Security Classification.

FOIA (b)(2) Internal Personnel Rules and Practices

FOIA (b)(3) Statute
scope note: Use for archival materials with statutory restrictions. Explain the statutory restriction further in the Access Restriction Note.

For archival materials classified under the Atomic Energy Act as Restricted Data/Formerly Restricted Data, indicate this level of classification in Security Classification.

FOIA (b)(4) Trade Secrets and Commercial or Financial Information
scope note: Use for archival materials with trade secret and commercial or financial information that must remain closed.

FOIA (b)(5) Inter-agency or Intra-agency Memorandums or Letters Not Available by Law

FOIA (b)(6) Personal Information
scope note: Use for archival materials with personal information that invades the privacy of living individuals.

FOIA (b)(7) Law Enforcement
scope note: Use for archival materials with law enforcement information.

FOIA (b)(7a) Law Enforcement
scope note: Use for archival materials with law enforcement information that could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings.

FOIA (b)(7b) Law Enforcement
scope note: Use for archival materials with law enforcement information that would deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication.

FOIA (b)(7c) Law Enforcement
scope note: Use for archival materials with law enforcement information that could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

FOIA (b)(7d) Law Enforcement
scope note: Use for archival materials with law enforcement information that could reasonably be expected to disclose the identity of confidential source, including a state, local, or foreign agency or authority or any private institution that furnished information on a confidential basis, and, in the case of a record or information compiled by a criminal law enforcement authority in the course of a criminal investigation or by an agency conducting a lawful national security intelligence investigation, information furnished by a confidential source.

FOIA (b)(7e) Law Enforcement
scope note: Use for archival materials with law enforcement information that would disclose techniques and procedures for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions or would disclose guidelines for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions if such disclosure could reasonably be expected to risk circumvention of the law.

FOIA (b)(7f) Law Enforcement
scope note: Use for archival materials with law enforcement information that could reasonably be expected to endanger the life or physical safety or any individual.

FOIA (b)(8) Regulation or Supervision of Financial Institutions

FOIA (b)(9) Geological or Geophysical Information and Data

House Rule
scope note: Use for archival materials from the House of Representatives that are subject to restrictions imposed by the House of Representatives. Explain the restrictions and specific closure periods in the Access Restriction Note.

John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act

Presidential Records Act (p)(1) National Security Classified
scope note: Use for Presidential records with national security restrictions. Indicate the level of classification in Security Classification.

Presidential Records Act (p)(2) Appointments to Federal Office
scope note: Use for Presidential records relating to appointments to Federal office.

Presidential Records Act (p)(3) Statute
scope note: Use for Presidential records with statutory restrictions. Explain the statutory restriction further in the Access Restriction Note.

Presidential Records Act (p)(4) Trade Secrets and Commercial or Financial Information
scope note: Use for Presidential records with trade secret and commercial or financial information that must remain closed.

Presidential Records Act (p)(5) Confidential Communications
scope note: Use for Presidential records with confidential communications requesting or submitting advice among the President and his advisers

Presidential Records Act (p)(6) Personal Privacy
scope note: Use for Presidential records with personal information that invades the privacy of living individuals.

Presidential Records Act (PRA)
scope note: Use for Presidential records during the 5 year period of initial closure specified by the PRA or when the specific PRA restriction is unknown.

Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (PRMPA)
scope note: Use when the specific PRMPA restriction is unknown.

PRM - Personal Record Misfile
scope note: Use for PRA withdrawal sheets for textual records that are withheld from public access.  This indicates the legal status of the record, in that these personal materials were misfiled in a PRA records series and can not be released under PRA or FOIA, only later under a subsequent deed of gift.

PRMPA - Individual Rights Pending (C)
scope note: Use for archival materials from the Nixon Presidential Materials with a pending or approved claim whose release would violate an individual's rights.

PRMPA - Investigatory Information (F)
scope note: Use for archival materials from the Nixon Presidential Materials whose release would disclose investigatory information compiled for law enforcement purposes.

PRMPA - National Security Classified (B)
scope note: Use for archival materials from the Nixon Presidential Materials with national security restrictions. Indicate the level of classification in Security Classification.

PRMPA - Non-Historical Information (H)
scope note: Use for archival materials from the Nixon Presidential Materials whose release would disclose non-historical material.

PRMPA - Personal Information (G)
scope note: Use for archival materials from the Nixon Presidential Materials whose release would disclose private or personal material.

PRMPA - Personal Privacy (D)
scope note: Use for archival materials from the Nixon Presidential Materials whose release would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy or libel of a living person.

PRMPA - Statute (A)
scope note: Use for archival materials from the Nixon Presidential Materials whose release would violate a Federal Statute or agency policy.

PRMPA - Trade Secrets and Commercial or Financial Information (E)
scope note: Use for archival materials from the Nixon Presidential Materials whose release would disclose trade secrets or confidential commercial or financial information.

Senate
scope note: Use for archival materials from the Senate that are subject to restrictions imposed by the Senate. Explain the restrictions and specific closure periods in the Access Restriction Note.

Other
scope note: Use for archival materials whose specific access restriction is not included in this list. Explain the access restriction further in the Access Restriction Note.

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