36 CFR § 291.22 - Becoming an approved repository.
(2) A repository must agree in writing that collections:
(i) Remain the property of the Federal government;
(ii) Will be preserved for the public in accordance with § 291.24;
(iii) Will be made available for scientific research and public education; and
(iv) That specific locality data will not be released except in accordance with § 291.6.
(b) The Authorized Officer and the repository official may enter into a formal agreement that explains the responsibilities of the parties for the curation of the collection in accordance with § 291.26.
(d) Prior to depositing the collection, an Agency paleontologist in consultation with the repository official will determine the content of the collection to be curated based on scientific principles and expertise. A copy of the final catalog will be provided by the repository to the Authorized Officer.