Regulations Update

We are pleased to announce that we have submitted proposed rules affecting records management regulations to the Office of the Federal Register. We are proposing these regulation changes to reflect the Managing Government Records Directive (.pdf) and updates to the Federal Records Act. We also want to account for changes in technology, practice, and NARA’s organization structure.

The specific 36 CFR Chapter XII Subchapter B regulations proposed for revision are:

  • Part 1235, Transfer of Records to the National Archives of the United States;
  • Part 1236, Electronic Records Management; and
  • Part 1237, Audiovisual, Cartographic, and Related Records Management.

We invite you to access the Notice for Proposed Rulemaking on to review these proposed changes. The parts will be available for comment through September 12, 2016. Comments should be made through the comment process on