The following notice was received from Marilyn Redman of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA):
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is proposing a revision to the current NARA regulations on Researcher Identification Cards. The proposed rule will require researchers using original records, NARA microfilm, and public use computers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, to obtain a researcher identification card. Researchers at regional archives are also required to obtain a researcher identification card when there is no separate research room for the use of microfilm and public access computers. The proposed rule also updates our regulations to reflect changes in available technology and research room practices, such as abolishing the three-hour time limit for using microfilm readers.
The proposed rule is available at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-23225.htm.
Comments are due: November 24, 2009
NARA invites interested persons to submit comments on this proposed rule. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods but we strongly encourage submission through regulations.gov:
- Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
- Fax: Submit comments by facsimile transmission to 301-837- 0319.
- Mail: Send comments to Regulations Comments Desk (NPOL), Room 4100, Policy and Planning Staff, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001.
- Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver comments to 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD.