US State Code:United States CodeTITLE 44 - PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS


The Joint Committee on Printing shall consist of the chairman and four members of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate and the chairman and four members of...


The members of the Joint Committee on Printing who are reelected to the succeeding Congress shall continue as members of the committee until their successors are chosen....


The Joint Committee on Printing may use any measures it considers necessary to remedy neglect, delay, duplication, or waste in the public printing and binding and the distribution...


The President of the United States shall nominate and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint a suitable person, who must be a practical printer and versed in...


The Public Printer shall appoint a suitable person, who must be a practical printer and versed in the art of bookbinding, to be the Deputy Public Printer. He shall perform the...


The annual rate of pay for the Public Printer shall be a rate which is equal to the rate for level III of the Executive Schedule of subchapter II of chapter 53 of Title 5. The...


In case of the death, resignation, absence, or sickness of the Public Printer, the Deputy Public Printer shall perform the duties of the Public Printer until a successor is...


(a) The Public Printer may employ journeymen, apprentices, laborers, and other persons necessary for the work of the Government Printing Office at rates of wages and salaries, ...


The Public Printer shall employ workmen who are thoroughly skilled in their respective branches of industry, as shown by trial of their skill under his direction. ...


The Public Printer shall cause the public printing in the Government Printing Office to be done at night as well as through the day, when the exigencies of the public service...


(a) The Public Printer shall appoint from time to time a disbursing officer of the Government Printing Office (including the Office of the Superintendent of Documents) who shall...


(a) The revolving fund of $1,000,000 established July 1, 1953, is available without fiscal year limitation, for - the operation and maintenance of the Government Printing Office ...


An executive department or independent establishment of the Government ordering printing and binding or blank paper and supplies from the Government Printing Office shall pay...


(a) Purchases may be made from appropriations under the ''Government Printing Office'' without reference to the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act, approved June...


An officer of the Government having machinery, material, equipment, or supplies for printing, binding, and blank-book work, including lithography, photolithography, and...


The Deputy Public Printer, the superintendent of printing, and a person designated by the Joint Committee on Printing, shall constitute a board to examine and report in writing...


Inks, glues, and other supplies manufactured by the Government Printing Office in connection with its work may be furnished to departments and other establishments of the...


Money appropriated by any Act may not be used for maintaining more than one branch of the Government Printing Office in any one building occupied by an executive department of...


An employee of the Government Printing Office may not be detailed to duties not pertaining to the work of public printing and binding in an executive department or other...


The Public Printer or his delegate may designate employees of the Government Printing Office to serve as special policemen to protect persons and property in premises and...


All printing, binding, and blank-book work for Congress, the Executive Office, the Judiciary, other than the Supreme Court of the United States, and every executive...


Printing, binding, and blank-book work authorized by law, which the Public Printer is not able or equipped to do at the Government Printing Office, may be produced elsewhere...


(a) Notwithstanding section 501 of this title, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs may use the equipment described in subsection (b) for printing and binding that the Secretary...


The Joint Committee on Printing may permit the Public Printer to authorize an executive department, independent office, or establishment of the Government to purchase direct for...


The Public Printer shall sell, under regulations of the Joint Committee on Printing to persons who may apply, additional or duplicate stereotype or electrotype plates from which...


A document or report to be illustrated or accompanied by maps may not be printed by the Public Printer until the illustrations or maps designed for it are ready for publication. ...


An order for public printing may not be acted upon by the Public Printer after the expiration of one year unless the entire copy and illustrations for the work have been...


At the beginning of each session of Congress, the Public Printer shall submit to the Joint Committee on Printing estimates of the quantity of paper of all descriptions required...


The Joint Committee on Printing shall fix upon standards of paper for the different descriptions of public printing and binding, and the Public Printer, under their direction,...


The advertisements for proposals shall specify the minimum portion of each quality of paper required for either three months, six months, or one year, as the Joint Committee...


The sealed proposals to furnish paper and envelopes shall be opened in the presence of the Joint Committee on Printing who shall award the contracts to the lowest and best bidder...


A contract for furnishing paper is not valid until approved by the Joint Committee on Printing. The award of a contract for furnishing paper shall designate a reasonable time for...


The Public Printer shall compare every lot of paper and envelopes delivered by a contractor with the standard of quality fixed upon by the Joint Committee on Printing, and may...


The Joint Committee on Printing shall determine differences of opinion between the Public Printer and a contractor for paper respecting the paper's quality; and the decision of...


If a contractor fails to comply with his contract, the Public Printer shall report the default to the Joint Committee on Printing, and under its direction, enter into a new...


Upon failure to furnish paper, a contractor and his sureties shall be responsible for any increase of cost to the Government in procuring a supply of the paper consequent upon...


The Joint Committee on Printing may authorize the Public Printer to purchase paper in open market when they consider the quantity required so small or the want so immediate as not...


(a) The order by either House of Congress to print a document or report shall signify the ''usual number'' of copies for binding and distribution among those entitled to receive...


Copies in addition to the ''usual number'' of documents and reports shall be printed promptly when ready for publication, and may be bound in paper or cloth as the Joint Committee...


Orders for printing copies in addition to the ''usual number'', otherwise than provided for by this section, shall be by simple, concurrent, or joint resolution. Either House...


When the supply is exhausted, the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives may order the reprinting of not more than one thousand copies of a...


The Public Printer shall examine the orders of the Senate and House of Representatives for printing, and in case of duplication shall print under the first order received. ...


There shall be printed of each Senate and House public bill and joint resolution six hundred and twenty-five copies, which shall be distributed as follows: to the...


Subject to sections 205 and 206 of Title 1, the Joint Committee on Printing may authorize the printing of a bill or resolution, with index and ancillaries, in the style and form...


The Public Printer shall bind four sets of Senate and House of Representatives bills, joint and concurrent resolutions of each Congress, two for the Senate and two for the House,...


The Public Printer shall print in slip form copies of public and private laws, postal conventions, and treaties, to be charged to the congressional allotment for printing and...


The Archivist of the United States shall furnish to the Public Printer a copy of every Act and joint resolution, as soon as possible after its approval by the President, or after...


The Public Printer, on receiving from the Archivist of the United States a copy of an Act or joint resolution, or from the Secretary of State, a copy of a treaty, shall print...


The Public Printer, on receiving from the Postmaster General a copy of a postal convention between the Postmaster General, on the part of the United States, and an equivalent...


There shall be printed of the Journals of the Senate and House of Representatives eight hundred and twenty copies, which shall be distributed as follows: to the...


The Joint Committee on Printing shall establish rules to be observed by the Public Printer, by which public documents and reports printed for Congress, or either House, may be...


The Public Printer shall print, in addition to the usual number, and furnish the Department of State twenty copies of each Senate and House of Representatives document and report. ...


Either House may order the printing of a document not already provided for by law, when accompanied by an estimate from the Public Printer as to the probable cost. An...


The cost of the printing of a document or report printed by order of Congress which, under section 1107 of this title, cannot be properly charged to another appropriation or...


The authority to print a document or report, or a publication authorized by law to be printed, for distribution by Congress, shall lapse when the whole number of copies has not...


Publications ordered printed by Congress, or either House, shall be in four series, namely: one series of reports made by the committees of the Senate, to be known as...


Each House may order printed as many copies as it desires, of the Senate Manual and of the Rules and Manual of the House of Representatives, even though the cost exceed $500. ...


(a) There shall be prepared under the direction of the Joint Committee on Printing (1) a Congressional Directory, which shall be printed and distributed as early as practicable...


The Public Printer, under the direction of the Joint Committee on Printing, may print the current Congressional Directory for sale at a price sufficient to reimburse the expense...


After the final adjournment of each session of Congress, there shall be compiled, prepared, printed with illustrations, and bound in cloth in one volume, in the style, form,...


The illustrations to accompany bound copies of memorial addresses delivered in Congress shall be made at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and paid for out of the appropriation...


Of the statements of appropriations required to be prepared by section 105 of Title 2, there shall be printed, after the close of each regular session of Congress, the usual number...


A committee of Congress may not procure the printing of more than one thousand copies of a hearing, or other document germane thereto, for its use except by simple, concurrent,...


The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall procure and file for the use of their respective House copies of all reports made by committees,...


The Public Printer, after the final adjournment of each regular session of Congress, shall print and bind copies of the United States Statutes at Large, to be charged to...


The Archivist of the United States shall include in the references in margins of the United States Statutes at Large the number of the bill or joint resolution (designating S....


When, in the division among Senators, and Representatives, of documents printed for the use of Congress there is an apportionment to each or either House in round numbers, the...


The Congressional allotment of public documents, other than the Congressional Record, printed after the expiration of the term of office of the Vice President of the United States,...


Reelected Members may distribute public documents to their credit, or the credit of their respective districts in the Interior or other Departments and bureaus, and in the...


The Public Printer on order of a Member of Congress, on prepayment of the cost, may reprint documents and reports of committees together with the evidence papers submitted, or...


Upon requisition of the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, respectively, the Public Printer shall furnish stationery, blank books, tables,...


Each Senator is entitled to the binding in half morocco, or material not more expensive, of one copy of each public document to which he is entitled, an account of which shall be...


The Public Printer may bind at the Government Printing Office books, maps, charts, or documents published by authority of Congress, upon application of a Member of Congress,...


The Secretary of the Senate may make requisition upon the Public Printer for the binding for the Senate library of books he considers necessary, at a cost not to exceed $200...


The Public Printer shall supply the Superintendent of Documents with sufficient copies of publications distributed in unbound form, to be bound and distributed to the State...


There shall be one document room of the Senate and one of the House of Representatives, to be designated, respectively, the ''Senate and House document room.'' Each shall be in...


There shall be a Senate Service Department and a House of Representatives Publications Distribution Service in the charge of superintendents, appointed respectively by the Sergeant...


The Secretary and Sergeant at Arms of the Senate and the Clerk and Doorkeeper of the House of Representatives, at the convening in regular session of each successive Congress...


The Joint Committee on Printing shall control the arrangement and style of the Congressional Record, and while providing that it shall be substantially a verbatim report...


The Joint Committee on Printing shall designate to the Public Printer competent persons to prepare the semimonthly and the session index to the Congressional Record and shall fix...


The public proceedings of each House of Congress as reported by the Official Reporters, shall be printed in the Congressional Record, which shall be issued in daily form during...


Maps, diagrams, or illustrations may not be inserted in the Record without the approval of the Joint Committee on Printing. ...


The Joint Committee on Printing shall provide for printing in the daily Record the legislative program for the day together with a list of congressional committee meetings...


The Public Printer shall furnish the Congressional Record only as follows: of the bound edition - to the Senate Service Department five copies for the Vice ...


The Public Printer may print and deliver, upon the order of a Member of Congress and payment of the cost, extracts from the Congressional Record. The Public Printer may...


If a Member or Resident Commissioner fails to pay the cost of printing extracts from the Congressional Record or other documents ordered by him to be printed, the Public Printer...


The Librarian of Congress may furnish a copy of the daily and bound Congressional Record to the Undersecretary of State for External Affairs of Canada in exchange for a copy of the ...


(a) Under the direction of the Joint Committee, the Public Printer may sell - (1) subscriptions to the daily Record; and (2) current, individual numbers, and bound sets...


The Public Printer shall execute such printing and binding for the President as he may order and make requisition for. ...


(a) A head of an executive department, or of an independent agency or establishment of the Government may not cause to be printed, and the Public Printer may not print, a document...


When a department, the Supreme Court, or the Library of Congress requires printing or binding to be done, it shall certify that it is necessary for the public service. The...


Appropriations made for printing and binding may not be used for an illustration, engraving, or photograph in a document or report ordered printed by Congress unless the order...


The Public Printer shall determine the form and style in which the printing or binding ordered by a department is executed, and the material and the size of type used, having...


A report, document, or publication distributed by or from an executive department or independent agency or establishment of the Government may not contain a notice that it is...


The cost of printing and binding of documents or reports emanating from executive departments, independent agencies or establishments of the Government which, before March 30,...


The head of an executive department, independent agency or establishment of the Government, with the approval of the President, may use from the appropriations available for...


The number of copies of a public document or report authorized to be printed for an executive department, independent agency, or establishment of the Government may be supplied in...


The heads of executive departments, independent agencies and establishments, respectively, shall cause daily examination of the Congressional Record for the purpose of...


The appropriations made for printing and binding may not be used for an annual report or the accompanying documents unless the manuscript and proof is furnished to the Public...


The annual reports of executive officers shall be printed in the same type and form as the report of the head of the department which it accompanies, unless otherwise ordered by...


Executive officers, before transmitting their annual reports, shall carefully examine them and all accompanying documents, and exclude all matter, including engravings,...


One thousand copies of the annual reports of the departments to Congress shall be printed for the Senate, and two thousand for the House of Representatives. The usual...


The annual reports of the Executive Departments and the accompanying documents shall be delivered by the Public Printer to the proper officer of each House of Congress at its...


Not to exceed five thousand copies, bound in pamphlet form, of the annual reports without appendices of a head of a department may be printed in a fiscal year. Not to exceed...


In order to keep expenditures for printing and binding within appropriations, heads of executive departments, independent offices and establishments of the Government may...


A book or document not having to do with the ordinary business transactions of the executive departments may not be printed on the requisition of a department unless...


Government publications of a permanent nature furnished by authority of law to officers other than Members of Congress of the United States Government, for their official use,...


Blanks and letterheads for use by judges and other officials of the United States courts, other than those required to be paid for by any of these officers out of the emoluments...


The Public Printer may procure, under direction of the Joint Committee on Printing, as provided by sections 509-516 of this title, and furnish on requisition, paper and...


The Public Printer may procure and supply, on the requisition of the head of an executive department, independent office or establishment of the Government, complete manifold...


Binding for the departments of the Government shall be done in plain sheep or cloth, except that record and account books may be bound in Russia leather, sheep fleshers, and...


The annual report of the Secretary of Agriculture shall be submitted and printed in two parts, as follows: part 1, containing purely business and executive matter ...


The Secretary of Agriculture may cause to be printed the number of copies of the monthly crop report, and of other reports and bulletins of not more than one hundred octavo pages,...


In addition to the usual number of the report of the American Historical Association, five thousand five hundred copies shall be printed: one thousand for the Senate, two thousand...


In addition to the usual number of the registers of the Army and Navy, fifteen hundred copies of each shall be printed: five hundred for the Senate, and one thousand for the House...


The Public Printer shall from time to time print an edition of one thousand copies of the opinions of the Attorney General, which shall be, as to size, quality of paper, printing,...


In addition to the usual number of the report of the Civil Service Commission twenty-three thousand copies shall be printed: one thousand for the Senate, two thousand for the...


(a)(1) All nautical products created or published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shall be sold at such prices as the Secretary of Commerce shall...


The Secretary of the Department of Transportation may authorize the printing of the annual report of the Commandant of the Coast Guard in such editions as the interests of...


The Secretary of the Department of Transportation may authorize the printing of notices to mariners and other special publications of the Coast Guard in such editions as the...


The Secretary of Commerce may cause to be printed the number of copies of tide tables, coast pilots, and other special publications relating to the Coast and Geodetic Survey,...


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In addition to the usual number of the report of the Director of Public Health of the District of Columbia, one thousand five hundred copies shall be printed: one hundred for...


In addition to the usual number of the report of the Commissioner of Education, thirty-five thousand copies shall be printed: five thousand for the Senate, ten thousand for the...


The ''usual number'' of copies of the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac may not be printed. Instead, there shall be printed and bound two thousand five hundred copies,...


In addition to the usual number of the bulletins of the Fish and Wildlife Service, five thousand copies shall be printed: one thousand for the Senate, two thousand for the House of ...


In addition to the usual number of the report of the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, eight thousand copies shall be printed: two thousand for the Senate, four thousand...


In addition to the usual number of Foreign Relations, three thousand copies of each shall be printed: one thousand for the Senate and two thousand for the House of Representatives. ...


The publications of the Geological Survey shall consist of the annual report of the Director, which shall be confined to one volume of royal octavo size; monographs, of quarto size; ...


The scientific reports known as the monographs and bulletins of the Geological Survey may not be published until specific and detailed estimates and specific appropriations based...


The Director of the Geological Survey shall distribute to public libraries that have not already received them, copies of sale publications on hand at the expiration of five...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and with the approval of the Joint Committee on Printing, the Public Printer shall provide for such printing services and distribution...


Appropriations made for the preparation or publication of foreign hydrographic surveys may be applicable only upon approval by the Secretary of the Navy, after a report from...


The number of copies, not to exceed five thousand, to be printed of the annual reports of the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the Department of Justice shall be subject...


In addition to the usual number of the annual report of the Interstate Commerce Commission, three thousand copies shall be printed: one thousand for the Senate, two thousand for...


There shall be printed one edition of fifteen thousand copies of each issue of the bulletin of the Bureau of Labor Statistics authorized by section 5 of Title 29, and extra copies...


In addition to the usual number of the report of the Commissioner of Labor Statistics, twenty-five thousand copies shall be printed: five thousand for the Senate, ten thousand for...


Five thousand copies of the annual and special reports of the Librarian of Congress submitted to Congress, shall be printed and bound in cloth for the Library of Congress. ...


The publications of the Bureau of Mines shall be published in editions recommended by the Secretary of the Interior, but not to exceed ten thousand copies for the first edition....


Five thousand copies of the annual list of merchant vessels of the United States may be printed for distribution by the Coast Guard. ...


There may be printed, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury, for distribution by the Treasury Department, two thousand copies of the annual report of the Director of...


There shall be printed monthly by the Public Printer thirty-five hundred copies of the Monthly Summary Statement of Imports and Exports and other statistical information prepared...


In addition to the usual number of the report of the National Academy of Sciences, two thousand copies shall be printed: five hundred for the Senate, one thousand for the House of ...


The proceedings of the national encampments of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, the American Legion, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Veterans of...


(a) The Librarian of Congress shall prepare compilations of pertinent excerpts, bibliographical references, and other appropriate materials relating to: (1) the...


In addition to one thousand copies previously authorized, the Secretary of the Navy may print extra copies of the publications of the Office of Naval Intelligence necessary...


In addition to the usual number of the Observations of the Naval Observatory, one thousand eight hundred copies shall be printed: three hundred for the Senate, seven hundred for...


The Director of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency may authorize the printing of notices to mariners, light lists, sailing directions, bulletins, and other special...


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The message of the President without the accompanying documents and reports shall be printed in pamphlet form, immediately upon its receipt by Congress. In addition to the...


In addition to the usual number of the annual report of the Public Printer, one thousand copies shall be printed to be distributed under his direction. ...


In addition to the usual number of the report of the Smithsonian Institution ten thousand copies shall be printed: one thousand for the Senate, two thousand for the House...


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In addition to the usual number of the Statistical Abstract of the United States, twelve thousand copies shall be printed: three thousand for the Senate, six thousand for the...


In addition to the usual number of the finance report of the Secretary of the Treasury, one thousand copies for the Senate and two thousand for the House of Representatives shall...


As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires - ''document'' means a Presidential proclamation or Executive order and an order, regulation, rule,...


The Archivist of the United States, acting through the Office of the Federal Register, is charged with the custody and, together with the Public Printer, with the prompt and...


The original and two duplicate originals or certified copies of a document required or authorized to be published by section 1505 of this title shall be filed with the Office of...


Documents required or authorized to be published by section 1505 of this title shall be printed and distributed immediately by the Government Printing Office in a serial...


(a) Proclamations and Executive Orders; Documents Having General Applicability and Legal Effect; Documents Required To Be Published by Congress. There shall be published in...


The Administrative Committee of the Federal Register shall consist of the Archivist of the United States or Acting Archivist, who shall be chairman, an officer of the Department...


A document required by section 1505(a) of this title to be published in the Federal Register is not valid as against a person who has not had actual knowledge of it until...


A notice of hearing or of opportunity to be heard, required or authorized to be given by an Act of Congress, or which may otherwise properly be given, shall be deemed to have...


(a) The cost of printing, reprinting, wrapping, binding, and distributing the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations, and, except as provided in subsection (b), other ...


(a) The Administrative Committee of the Federal Register, with the approval of the President, may require, from time to time as it considers necessary, the preparation and...


This chapter does not apply to treaties, conventions, protocols, and other international agreements, or proclamations thereof by the President. ...


Money appropriated by any Act may not be used for services in an executive department or other Government establishment at the District of Columbia, in the work of...


The Public Printer shall appoint a competent person to act as Superintendent of Documents who shall be under the control of the Public Printer. When an officer of the...


The Public Printer, upon the requisition of the Superintendent of Documents, shall appoint necessary assistants, furnish blanks, and do the printing and binding required by...


Employees in the office of the Superintendent of Documents may be paid for night, Sunday, holiday, and overtime work at rates not in excess of the rates of additional pay for...


The Public Printer shall print additional copies of a Government publication, not confidential in character, required for sale to the public by the Superintendent of...


The Public Printer shall furnish to applicants giving notice before the matter is put to press, not exceeding two hundred and fifty to any one applicant, copies of bills,...


The Superintendent of Documents may order reprinted, from time to time, public documents required for sale, subject to the approval of the Secretary or head of the department in...


The price at which additional copies of Government publications are offered for sale to the public by the Superintendent of Documents shall be based on the cost as determined by...


The Public Printer may print for sale by the Superintendent of Documents to the public, upon prepayment, additional copies of approved Government blank forms. ...


The Superintendent of Documents, at the close of each regular session of Congress, shall prepare and publish a comprehensive index of public documents, upon a plan approved by...


On the first day of each month the Superintendent of Documents shall prepare a catalog of Government publications which shall show the documents printed during the preceding...


The Public Printer may retain out of all documents, bills, and resolutions printed the number of copies absolutely needful for the official use of the Government Printing Office,...


The Public Printer shall deliver to the Executive Mansion two copies of each document, bill, and resolution as soon as printed and ready for distribution. ...


The Public Printer shall print and deliver to the National Archives and Records Administration for use by the Archivist of the United States, including use by the...


When printing not bearing a congressional number, except confidential matter, blank forms, and circular letters not of a public character, is done for a department or officer of the ...


Only books published by the Government, and usually known by the name of ''Public Documents,'' may be supplied to a legation or consulate of the United States as are first...


Documents and reports may be furnished to foreign legations to the United States upon request stating those desired and requisition upon the Public Printer by the Secretary of...


There shall be printed and furnished to the Library of Congress for official use in the District of Columbia not to exceed twenty-five copies of: House documents and...


For the purpose of more fully carrying into effect the convention concluded at Brussels on March 15, 1886, and proclaimed by the President of the United States on January 15,...


Public documents accumulating in the several executive departments, bureaus, and offices, not needed for official use, shall be turned over to the Superintendent of...


Heads of departments may exchange surplus documents for other documents and books required by them, when it is to the advantage of the public service. ...


Government publications printed for or received by the executive departments, whether for official use or for distribution, except those required by section 1701 of this title to...


''Government publication'' as used in this chapter, means informational matter which is published as an individual document at Government expense, or as required by law. ...


Government publications, except those determined by their issuing components to be required for official use only or for strictly administrative or operational purposes which have...


Upon request of the Superintendent of Documents, components of the Government ordering the printing of publications shall either increase or decrease the number of copies...


The Superintendent of Documents shall currently issue a classified list of Government publications in suitable form, containing annotations of contents and listed by item ...


The Government publications selected from lists prepared by the Superintendent of Documents, and when requested from him, shall be distributed to depository libraries...


Land-grant colleges are constituted depositories to receive Government publications subject to the depository laws. ...


The libraries of the executive departments, of the United States Military Academy, of the United States Naval Academy, of the United States Air Force Academy, of the United...


One copy of the public journals of the Senate and of the House of Representatives, and of the documents published under the orders of the Senate and House of...


Only a library able to provide custody and service for depository materials and located in an area where it can best serve the public need, and within an area not already...


The designation of a library to replace a depository library, other than a depository library specifically designated by law, may be made only within the limitations on total...


Depository libraries shall make Government publications available for the free use of the general public, and may dispose of them after retention for five years under section 1912...


Not more than two depository libraries in each State and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico may be designated as regional depositories, and shall receive from the Superintendent of ...


Appropriations available for the Office of Superintendent of Documents may not be used to supply depository libraries documents, books, or other printed matter not requested by...


The Public Printer, with the approval of the Joint Committee on Printing, as provided by section 103 of this title, may use any measures he considers necessary for the economical...


Upon the request of the highest appellate court of a State, the Public Printer is authorized to designate the library of that court as a depository library. The provisions of...


(a) Upon the request of any accredited law school, the Public Printer shall designate the library of such law school as a depository library. The Public Printer may not make such ...


As used in this chapter - (1) ''Presidential archival depository'' means an institution operated by the United States to house and preserve the papers and books of...


There shall be an independent establishment in the executive branch of the Government to be known as the National Archives and Records Administration. The Administration shall...


(a) The Archivist of the United States shall be appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Archivist shall be appointed without regard...


(a) The Archivist shall prescribe such regulations as the Archivist deems necessary to effectuate the functions of the Archivist, and the head of each executive agency shall cause...


(a) The Archivist is authorized to select, appoint, employ, and fix the compensation of such officers and employees, pursuant to part III of title 5, as are necessary to perform...


The Archivist shall submit to the Congress, in January of each year and at such other times as the Archivist finds appropriate, a report concerning the administration of functions...


When it appears to the Archivist to be in the public interest, he may - (1) accept for deposit with the National Archives of the United States the records of a...


(a) The Archivist shall be responsible for the custody, use, and withdrawal of records transferred to him. When records, the use of which is subject to statutory limitations...


The Archivist shall provide for the preservation, arrangement, repair and rehabilitation, duplication and reproduction (including microcopy publications), description, and...


The Archivist shall provide and maintain facilities he considers necessary or desirable for servicing records in his custody that are not exempt from examination by statutory or...


When the Archivist considers it to be in the public interest he may accept for deposit - (1) the papers and other historical materials of a President or former President...


(a)(1) When the Archivist considers it to be in the public interest, the Archivist may - (A)(i) accept, for and in the name of the United States, land, a facility,...


The Archivist may receive duplicate originals or authenticated copies of agreements or compacts entered into under the Constitution and laws of the United States, between States...


The Archivist may make and preserve motion-picture films, still pictures, and sound recordings pertaining to and illustrative of the historical development of the United...


(a) In carrying out their respective duties and responsibilities under chapters 21, 25, 29, 31, and 33 of this title, the Archivist and the Administrator may each obtain reports...


(a) When records that are required by statute to be retained indefinitely have been reproduced by photographic, microphotographic, or other processes, in accordance with standards ...


When letters and other intellectual productions (exclusive of patented material, published works under copyright protection, and unpublished works for which copyright registration...


The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, acting jointly, shall obtain at the close of each Congress all the noncurrent records of the Congress and...


As used in this chapter - (1) The term ''documentary material'' means all books, correspondence, memorandums, documents, papers, pamphlets, works of art, models,...


The United States shall reserve and retain complete ownership, possession, and control of Presidential records; and such records shall be administered in accordance with...


(a) Through the implementation of records management controls and other necessary actions, the President shall take all such steps as may be necessary to assure that the...


(a) Prior to the conclusion of his term of office or last consecutive term of office, as the case may be, the President shall specify durations, not to exceed 12 years, for...


Notwithstanding any restrictions on access imposed pursuant to section 2204 - (1) the Archivist and persons employed by the National Archives and Records Administration...


The Archivist shall promulgate in accordance with section 553 of title 5, United States Code, regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter. Such...


Vice-Presidential records shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter in the same manner as Presidential records. The duties and responsibilities of the Vice President,...


The National Archives Trust Fund Board shall consist of the Archivist of the United States, as Chairman, and the Secretary of the Treasury and the Chairman of the National...


In carrying out the purposes of this chapter, the Board - (1) may adopt an official seal, which shall be judicially noticed; (2) may utilize on a reimbursable basis...


Except as otherwise provided by this chapter, the Board shall have all the usual powers and obligations of a trustee with respect to property and funds administered by it, but...


Compensation may not be paid to the members of the Board for their services as members. Costs incurred by the Board in carrying out its duties under this chapter, including...


The Board may solicit and accept gifts or bequests of money, securities, or other personal property, for the benefit of or in connection with the national archival and...


The Secretary of the Treasury shall receipt for moneys or securities composing trust funds given or bequeathed to the Board and shall invest, reinvest, and retain the moneys...


The income from trust funds held by the Board and the proceeds from the sale of securities and other personal property, as and when collected, shall be covered into the Treasury...


Gifts and bequests received by the Board under this chapter, and the income from them are exempt from taxes. ...


(a) The National Historical Publications and Records Commission shall consist of 15 members as follows: (1) the following ex officio members: (A) the Archivist of...


A person appointed to fill a vacancy in the membership of the Commission shall be appointed only for the unexpired term of the member whom he succeeds, and his appointment shall...


(a) The Commission may appoint, without reference to chapter 51 of title 5, an executive director. The Chairman may appoint such other employees as may be necessary to carry out...


(a) The Commission shall make plans, estimates, and recommendations for historical works and collections of sources it considers appropriate for preserving, publishing or otherwise ...


The Commission may establish special advisory committees to consult with and make recommendations to it, from among the leading historians, political scientists,...


(a) Each recipient of grant assistance under section 2504 of this title shall keep such records as the Archivist of the United States prescribes, including records which...


...


(a) There is established the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress (hereafter in this chapter referred to as the Committee). (b) The Committee shall be subject to...


(a)(1) The Committee shall consist of the eleven members including - (A)(i) the Secretary of the Senate; (ii) the Clerk of the House of Representatives; (iii)...


The Committee shall - (1) review the management and preservation of the records of Congress; (2) report to and advise the Congress and the Archivist of the ...


(a) For purposes of carrying out the duties referred to under section 2703, the Committee or, on the authorization of the Committee, any subcommittee or member thereof, may hold...


A member of the Committee may not be paid compensation for service performed as a member of the Committee. However, members of the Committee shall be allowed travel...


(a) Upon request of the Committee, the head of any Federal agency is authorized to detail to the Committee, on a nonreimbursable basis, any of the personnel of such agency to...


As used in this chapter, and chapters 21, 25, 31, and 33 of this title - (1) the term ''records'' has the meaning given it by section 3301 of this title; (2)...


It is the purpose of this chapter, and chapters 21, 31, and 33 of this title, to require the establishment of standards and procedures to assure efficient and effective...


The Archivist shall have immediate custody and control of the National Archives Building and its contents, and may design, construct, purchase, lease, maintain, operate, protect,...


(a) The Archivist shall provide guidance and assistance to Federal agencies with respect to ensuring adequate and proper documentation of the policies and transactions of the...


(a) The Archivist shall establish standards for the selective retention of records of continuing value, and assist Federal agencies in applying the standards to records in...


(a)(1) In carrying out their respective duties and responsibilities under this chapter, the Administrator of General Services and the Archivist (or the designee of either)...


The Archivist may establish, maintain, and operate records centers and centralized microfilming services for Federal agencies. ...


Subject to applicable law, the Archivist shall promulgate regulations governing the transfer of records from the custody of one executive agency to that of another. ...


The Archivist may empower a Federal agency, upon the submission of evidence of need, to retain records for a longer period than that specified in disposal schedules; and,...


The Archivist shall preserve the records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, commonly referred to as the ''Freedmen's Bureau'', by using - (1)...


The head of each Federal agency shall make and preserve records containing adequate and proper documentation of the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures,...


The head of each Federal agency shall establish and maintain an active, continuing program for the economical and efficient management of the records of the agency. The...


When the head of a Federal agency determines that such action may affect substantial economies or increased operating efficiency, he shall provide for the transfer of records to...


An official of the Government who is authorized to certify to facts on the basis of records in his custody, may certify to facts on the basis of records that have been transferred...


The head of each Federal agency shall establish safeguards against the removal or loss of records he determines to be necessary and required by regulations of the...


The head of each Federal agency shall notify the Archivist of any actual, impending, or threatened unlawful removal, defacing, alteration, or destruction of records in the custody...


Chapters 21, 25, 27, (FOOTNOTE 1) 29, and 31 of this title do not limit the authority of the Comptroller General of the United States with respect to prescribing accounting...


As used in this chapter, ''records'' includes all books, papers, maps, photographs, machine readable materials, or other documentary materials, regardless of physical form...


The Archivist shall promulgate regulations, not inconsistent with this chapter, establishing - (1) procedures for the compiling and submitting to him of lists and...


The head of each agency of the United States Government shall submit to the Archivist, under regulations promulgated as provided by section 3302 of this title - (1) lists...


(a) The Archivist shall examine the lists and schedules submitted to him under section 3303 of this title. If the Archivist determines that any of the records listed in a list...


...


When it appears to the Archivist that an agency has in its custody, or is accumulating, records of the same form or character as those of the same agency previously authorized to...


Records pertaining to claims and demands by or against the Government of the United States or to accounts in which the Government of the United States is concerned, either as...


When the Archivist and the head of the agency that has custody of them jointly determine that records in the custody of an agency of the United States Government are a...


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...


Photographs or microphotographs of records made in compliance with regulations under section 3302 of this title shall have the same effect as the originals and shall be treated...


Moneys derived by agencies of the Government from the sale of records disposed of under this chapter shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States unless otherwise required...


The procedures prescribed by this chapter are exclusive, and records of the United States Government may not be alienated or destroyed except under this chapter. ...


For purposes of this section and section 3316 through section 3324 of this title - (1) the term ''Federal official'' means any individual holding the office of President...


There is established a commission to be known as the National Study Commission on Records and Documents of Federal Officials. ...


It shall be the duty of the Commission to study problems and questions with respect to the control, disposition, and preservation of records and documents produced by or on behalf...


(a)(1) The Commission shall be composed of seventeen members as follows: (A) one Member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House...


(a) The Commission shall appoint a Director who shall be paid at a rate not to exceed the rate of basic pay in effect for level V of the Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5316). ...


(a) The Commission may, for the purpose of carrying out its duties under sections 3315 through 3324 of this title, hold such hearings, sit and act at such times and places, take...


(a) The Administrator of General Services shall provide to the Commission on a reimbursable basis such administrative support services and assistance as the Commission may request. ...


The Commission shall transmit to the President and to each House of the Congress a report not later than March 31, 1977. Such report shall contain a detailed statement of the...


The Commission shall cease to exist sixty days after transmitting its report under section 3322 of this title. ...


There is authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out section 3315 through section 3324 of this title. ...


The purposes of this subchapter are to - (1) minimize the paperwork burden for individuals, small businesses, educational and nonprofit institutions, Federal ...


As used in this subchapter - (1) the term ''agency'' means any executive department, military department, Government corporation, Government controlled corporation,...


(a) There is established in the Office of Management and Budget an office to be known as the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. (b) There shall be at the head of...


(a)(1) The Director shall oversee the use of information resources to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of governmental operations to serve agency missions, including burden ...


(a) In carrying out the functions under this subchapter, the Director shall - (1) in consultation with agency heads, set an annual Governmentwide goal for the reduction...


(a)(1) The head of each agency shall be responsible for - (A) carrying out the agency's information resources management activities to improve agency productivity,...


(a) An agency shall not conduct or sponsor the collection of information unless in advance of the adoption or revision of the collection of information - (1) the agency has...


Before approving a proposed collection of information, the Director shall determine whether the collection of information by the agency is necessary for the proper performance of...


The Director may designate a central collection agency to obtain information for two or more agencies if the Director determines that the needs of such agencies for information...


(a) The Director may direct an agency to make available to another agency, or an agency may make available to another agency, information obtained by a collection of information...


(a) In order to assist agencies and the public in locating information and to promote information sharing and equitable access by the public, the Director shall - (1) cause...


(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that is subject to this subchapter...


(a) In consultation with the Administrator of General Services, the Archivist of the United States, the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and...


(a)(1) The Director shall - (A) keep the Congress and congressional committees fully and currently informed of the major activities under this subchapter; and ...


Upon the request of the Director, each agency (other than an independent regulatory agency) shall, to the extent practicable, make its services, personnel, and facilities available...


The Director shall promulgate rules, regulations, or procedures necessary to exercise the authority provided by this subchapter. ...


(a) In developing information resources management policies, plans, rules, regulations, procedures, and guidelines and in reviewing collections of information, the Director...


(a) Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, the authority of an agency under any other law to prescribe policies, rules, regulations, and procedures for Federal information ...


Under the conditions and procedures prescribed in section 716 of title 31, the Director and personnel in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs shall furnish...


There are authorized to be appropriated to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to carry out the provisions of this subchapter, and for no other purpose, $8,000,000...


The purposes of this subchapter are the following: (1) To provide a comprehensive framework for establishing and ensuring the effectiveness of controls over...


(a) Except as provided under subsection (b), the definitions under section 3502 shall apply to this subchapter. (b) In this subchapter: (1) The term...


(a)(1) The Director shall establish governmentwide policies for the management of programs that - (A) support the cost-effective security of Federal information systems...


(a) The head of each agency shall - (1) be responsible for - (A) adequately ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, authenticity, availability, and...


(a)(1) Each year each agency shall have performed an independent evaluation of the information security program and practices of that agency. (2) Each evaluation by an...


This subchapter shall not be in effect after the date that is two years after the date on which this subchapter takes effect. ...


Advertisements for contracts for the public service may not be published in any newspaper published and printed in the District of Columbia unless the supplies or labor covered by...


Advertisements, notices, or proposals for an executive department of the Government, or for a bureau or office connected with it, may not be published in a newspaper except...


Advertisements, notices, proposals for contracts, and all forms of advertising required by law for the several departments of the Government may be paid for at a price not to...


In order to create an independent and objective office - (1) to conduct and supervise audits and investigations relating to the Government Printing Office; (2)...


(a) There shall be at the head of the Office of Inspector General, an Inspector General who shall be appointed by the Public Printer without regard to political affiliation and...


(a) Sections 4, 5, 6 (other than subsection (a)(7) and (8) thereof), and 7 of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-452; 5 U.S.C. App. 3) shall apply to the...


(a) In General. - The Superintendent of Documents, under the direction of the Public Printer, shall - (1) maintain an electronic directory of Federal electronic ...


(a) In General. - The Superintendent of Documents, under the direction of the Public Printer, may charge reasonable fees for use of the directory and the system of access provided...


Not later than December 31 of each odd-numbered year, the Public Printer shall submit to the Congress, with respect to the two preceding fiscal years, a report on the directory,...


As used in this chapter, the term ''Federal electronic information'' means Federal public information stored electronically. ...




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