Vital records program
Vital records program means the policies, plans, and procedures developed and implemented and the resources needed to identify, use, and protect the essential records needed to meet operational responsibilities under national security emergencies or other emergency conditions or to protect the Government's rights or those of its citizens. This is a program element of an agency's emergency management function.
36 CFR § 1223.2
See 1220.18 of this subchapter for definitions of terms used throughout Subchapter B, including part 1223.