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The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is proposing to revise the general regulations concerning availability of records and donated historical materials to change the time period researcher identification cards are valid. NARA proposes to
reduce the valid time period to increase NARA's ability to obtain accurate address and telephone information. This will allow NARA to contact researchers if necessary and will ensure better protection of NARA's holdings, buildings, personnel, and the public. This proposed rule will affect individuals who do research in archival materials at NARA facilities.

The proposed rule is in the July 10, 2002 Federal Register at page 45683.  Comments are due on September 9, 2002.

A link to the proposed rule is available at
http://www.archives.gov/about_us/opportunities_for_comment/opportunities_for_comment.html

Jennifer Heaps
Policy and Communications Staff
NARA

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