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Federal Register: June 27, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 124)
Rules and Regulations        
Page 39550-39551



36 CFR Part 1290 and Chapter XIV

RIN 3095-AB00

John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Rules

AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: NARA is transferring regulations providing guidance for the 
interpretation and implementation of the John F. Kennedy Assassination 
Records Collection Act of 1992 from 36 CFR chapter XIV to chapter XII 
without substantive change. The Assassination Records Review Board that 
originally issued the regulations terminated on September 30, 1998, but 
NARA has determined that these regulations are still required to 
provide guidance to agencies.

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 27, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Allard at telephone number 301-
713-7360, ext. 226, or fax number 301-713-7270.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assassination Records Review Board was 
established by the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act 
of 1992 (106 Stat. 3443). At the termination of the Review Board on 
September 30, 1998, its records were transferred to the Archivist of 
the United States. NARA continues to maintain and supplement the 
collection under the provisions of the Act. NARA is, therefore, the 
successor in function to this defunct independent agency.
    The Review Board issued regulations at 36 CFR chapter XIV providing 
guidance on the Act (part 1400) on June 28, 1995. In this final rule we 
are transferring those regulations without substantive change to a new 
36 CFR part 1290 in new subchapter H. Agencies continue to identify 
records that may qualify as assassination records and need to have this 
guidance available.
    Other Review Board regulations implementing Government in the 
Sunshine Act, FOIA, and the Privacy Act for the Board's own operations 
(parts 1405, 1410, and 1415) are withdrawn from the Code of Federal 
Regulations as unnecessary. The Board's records were transferred to 
NARA and are now subject to NARA regulations.
    This rule is effective upon publication for "good cause'' as 
permitted by the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3)). If 
the rule is not effective before July 1, 2000, the regulations of the 
defunct Review Board in 36 CFR ch. XIV will continue to appear in the 
print and electronic copies of title 36. NARA believes that delaying 
the effective date for 30 days is unnecessary as this rule represents a 
minor technical amendment and there is no substantive impact on the 
public or Federal agencies.
    This rule is not a significant regulatory action for the purposes 
of Executive Order 12866 and has not been reviewed by the Office of 
Management and Budget. This rule does not have federalism implications 
and is not a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 801. As required by the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, it is hereby certified that this rule will 
not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small 

List of Subjects in 36 CFR Part 1290

    Archives and records.

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble and under the authority 
of Pub. L. 103-345 (108 Stat. 3128), NARA amends chapters XII and XIV 
of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, as follows:



    1. In 36 CFR ch. XII, establish Subchapter H, consisting of parts 
1290 through 1299, and add a heading for Subchapter H to read as set 
forth above.


    2. Redesignate 36 CFR part 1400 as part 1290 and reserve parts 


PARTS 1405, 1410, 1415--[REMOVED]

    3. In 36 CFR ch. XIV, remove parts 1405, 1410, and 1415, and vacate 
the chapter.

[[Page 39551]]

    Dated: June 21, 2000.
John W. Carlin,
Archivist of the United States.
[FR Doc. 00-16191 Filed 6-26-00; 8:45 am]

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