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Virgin Islands, respectively. Additional libraries within areas served by Representatives or the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico may be designated by them to receive Government publications to the extent that the total number of libraries designated by them does not exceed two within each area. Not more than two additional libraries within a State may be designated by each Senator from the State. Before an additional library within a State, congressional district or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is designated as a depository for Government publications, the head of that library shall furnish his Senator, Representative, or the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, as the case may be, with justification of the necessity for the additional designation. The justification, which shall also include a certification as to the need for the additional depository library designation, shall be signed by the head of every existing depository library within the congressional district or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or by the head of the library authority of the State or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, within which the additional depository library is to be located. The justification for additional depository library designations shall be transmitted to the Superintendent of Documents by the Senator, Representative, or the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, as the case may be. The Commissioner of the District of Columbia may designate two depository libraries in the District of Columbia, the Governor of Guam and the Governor of American Samoa may each designate one depository library in Guam and American Samoa, respectively, and the Governor of the Virgin Islands may designate one depository library on the island of Saint Thomas and one on the island of Saint Croix. (Oct. 22, 1968, Pub.

L. 90-620, 82 Stat. 1284.) 674 $1906. Land-grant colleges constituted depositories.

Land-grant colleges are constituted depositories to receive Government publications subject to the depository laws. (Oct. 22, 1968, Pub. L. 90-620,

82 Stat. 1284.) 675 $ 1909. Requirements of depository libraries; reports on conditions; in

vestigations; termination; replacement. Only a library able to provide custody and service for depository mate rials and located in an area where it can best serve the public need, and within an area not already adequately served by existing depository libraries may be designated by Senators, Representatives, the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, the Commissioner of the District of Columbia, or the Governors of Guam, American Samoa, or the Virgin Islands as a depository of Government publications. The designated depository libraries shall report to the Superintendent of Documents at least every two years concerning their condition.

The Superintendent of Documents shall make firsthand investigation of conditions for which need is indicated and include the results of investigations in his annual report. When he ascertains that the number of books in a depository library is below ten thousand, other than Government publications, or it has ceased to be maintained so as to be accessible to the public, or that the Government publications which have been furnished the library have not been properly maintained, he shall delete the library from the list of depository libraries if the library fails to correct the unsatisfactory conditions within six months. The Representative or the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico in whose area the library is located or the Senator who made the designation, or a successor of the Senator, and, in the case of a library in the District of Columbia, the Commissioner of the District of Columbia, and in the case of a library in Guam, American Samoa, or the Virgin Islands, the Governor, shall be notified and shall then be authorized to designate another library within the area served by him, which shall meet the conditions herein required, but which may not be in excess of the number of depository libraries authorized by law within the State, district, territory, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as the case may be. (Oct. 22, 1968, Pub. L. 90-620, 82 Stat. 1285.) $ 1910. Designations of replacement depositories; limitations on num- 676

bers; conditions. 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 numbers specified by section 1905 of this title, and only when the library to be replaced ceases to exist, or when the library voluntarily relinquishes its depository status, or when the Superintendent of Documents determines that it no longer fulfills the conditions provided by law for depository libraries. (Oct. 22, 1968, Pub. L. 90-620, 82 Stat. 1286.) 8 1912. Regional depositories; designation; functions; disposal of publi- 677

cations. 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 Documents copies of all new and revised Government publications authorized for distribution to depository libraries. Designation of regional depository libraries may be made by a Senator or the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico within the areas served by them, after approval by the head of the library authority of the State or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as the case may be, who shall first ascertain from the head of the library to be so designated that the library will, in addition to fulfilling the requirements for depository libraries, retain at least one copy of all Government publications either in printed or microfacsimile form (except those authorized to be discarded by the Superintendent of Documents); and within the region served will provide interlibrary loan, reference service, and assistance for depository libraries in the disposal of unwanted government publications. The agreement to function as a regional depository library shall be transmitted to the Superintendent of Documents by the Senator or the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico when the designation is made.

The libraries designated as regional depositories may permit depository libraries, within the areas served by them, to dispose of Government publications which they have retained for five years after first offering them to other depository libraries within their area, then to other libraries. (Oct. 22, 1968, Pub. L. 90-620, 82 Stat. 1286.) 81914. Implementation of depository library program by Public 678

Printer.
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 and practical implementation

of this chapter. (Oct. 22, 1968, Pub. L. 90-620, 82 Stat. 1287.) 678.1 81915. Highest State appellate court libraries as depository libraries.

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 section 1911 of this title shall not apply to

any library so designated. (Aug. 10, 1972, Pub. L. 92-368, 86 Stat. 507.) 678.2 81916. Designation of libraries of accredited law schools as depository

libraries. (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 designation unless he determines that the library involved meets the requirements of this chapter, other than those requirements of the first undesignated paragraph of section 1909 of this title which relate to the location of such library.

(b) For purposes of this section, the term “accredited law school" means any law school which is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association approved by the Commissioner of Education for such purpose or accredited by the highest appellate court of the State in which the law school is located. (April 17, 1978, Pub. L. 95261, 92 Stat. 199.)

Chapter 21.-ARCHIVAL ADMINISTRATION

679 82114. Records of Congress.

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 of each congressional committee and transfer them to the General Services Administration for preservation, subject to the orders of the Senate or the House of Representatives, respectively. (Oct. 22, 1968, Pub. L. 90-620, 82 Stat. 1291.)

Chapter 33.-DISPOSAL OF RECORDS 680 $3303a. Examination by Administrator of General Services of lists and

schedules of records lacking preservation value; disposal of records.

(a) The Administrator of General Services shall examine the lists and schedules submitted to him under section 3303 of this title. If the Administrator determines that any of the records listed in a list or schedule submitted to him do not, or will not after the lapse of the period specified, have sufficient administrative, legal, research, or other value to warrant their continued preservation by the Government, he may

(1) notify the agency to that effect; and

(2) empower the agency to dispose of those records in accordance with regulations promulgated under section 3302 of this title. (b) Authorizations granted under lists and schedules submitted to the Administrator under section 3303 of this title, and schedules promulgated by the Administrator under subsection (d) of this section, shall be mandatory, subject to section 2909 of this title. As between an authorization granted under lists and schedules submitted to the Administrator under section 3303 of this title and an authorization contained in a schedule promulgated under subsection (d) of this section, application of the authorization providing for the shorter retention period shall be required, subject to section 2909 of this title.

(c) The Administrator may request advice and counsel from the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate and the Committee on House Administration of the House of Represenstatives with respect to the disposal of any particular records under this chapter whenever he considers that

(1) those particular records may be of special interest to the Congress; or

(2) consultation with the Congress regarding the disposal of those

particular records is in the public interest. However, this subsection does not require the Administrator to request such advice and counsel as a regular procedure in the general disposal of records under this chapter.

(d) The Administrator shall promulgate schedules authorizing the disposal, after the lapse of specified periods of time, of records of a specified form or character common to several or all agencies if such records will not, at the end of the periods specified, have sufficient administrative, legal, research, or other value to warrant their further preservation by the United States Government. A Federal agency may request changes in such schedules for its records pursuant to section 2009 of this title.

(e) The Administrator may approve and effect the disposal of records that are in his legal custody, provided that records that had been in the custody of another existing agency may not be disposed of without the written consent of the head of the agency.

(f) The Administrator shall make an annual report to the Congress concerning the disposal of records under this chapter, including general descriptions of the types of records disposed of and such other information as he considers appropriate to keep the Congress fully informed regarding the disposal of records under this chapter. (June 23, 1970, Pub. L. 91-287, § 1, 84 Stat. 320; Oct. 10, 1978, Pub. L. 95-440, 92 Stat. 1063.)

TITLE 50.-WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

APPENDIX

DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT OF 1950

Title VII.-GENERAL PROVISIONS

691 82162. Joint Committee on Defense Production.

NOTE

No funds have been appropriated for the Joint Committee on Defense Production since September 30, 1977, and the Joint Committee has ceased to function.

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