44 U.S. Code § 3311 - Destruction of records outside continental United States in time of war or when hostile action seems imminent; written report to Archivist

During a state of war between the United States and another nation, or when hostile action by a foreign power appears imminent, the head of an agency of the United States Government may authorize the destruction of records in his legal custody situated in a military or naval establishment, ship, or other depository outside the territorial limits of continental United States—
(1) the retention of which would be prejudicial to the interests of the United States or
(2) which occupy space urgently needed for military purposes and are, in his opinion, without sufficient administrative, legal, research, or other value to warrant their continued preservation.
Within six months after their disposal, the official who directed the disposal shall submit a written report to the Archivist in which he shall describe the character of the records and state when and where he disposed of them.

Source

(Pub. L. 90–620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1301; Pub. L. 98–497, title I, § 107(b)(23), (25)(C),Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2290.)
Historical and Revision Notes

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., § 376 (July 7, 1943, ch. 192, § 11,57 Stat. 382; June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title I, § 104(a),63 Stat. 381).
Amendments

1984—Pub. L. 98–497substituted “Archivist” for “Administrator of General Services” in section catchline and text.
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 98–497effective Apr. 1, 1985, see section 301 ofPub. L. 98–497, set out as a note under section 2102 of this title.

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5 CFR - Administrative Personnel

5 CFR Part 2608 - TESTIMONY BY OGE EMPLOYEES RELATING TO OFFICIAL INFORMATION AND PRODUCTION OF OFFICIAL RECORDS IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

10 CFR - Energy

10 CFR Part 1707 - TESTIMONY BY DNFSB EMPLOYEES AND PRODUCTION OF OFFICIAL RECORDS IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

36 CFR - Parks, Forests, and Public Property

36 CFR Part 1220 - FEDERAL RECORDS; GENERAL

36 CFR Part 1225 - SCHEDULING RECORDS

36 CFR Part 1229 - EMERGENCY AUTHORIZATION TO DESTROY RECORDS

36 CFR Part 1238 - MICROFORMS RECORDS MANAGEMENT

49 CFR - Transportation

49 CFR Part 801 - PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION

 

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