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Title 36Chapter XIISubchapter EPart 1270 → Subpart A


Title 36: Parks, Forests, and Public Property
PART 1270—PRESIDENTIAL RECORDS


Subpart A—General Provisions


Contents
§1270.1   Scope of part.
§1270.2   Application.
§1270.4   Definitions.

§1270.1   Scope of part.

This part implements the provisions of the Presidential Records Act of 1978, as amended, 44 U.S.C. 2201-2209, and establishes requirements for preserving, protecting, disposing of, and providing access to all Presidential and Vice-Presidential records created during a Presidential or Vice Presidential term of office beginning on or after January 20, 1981.

§1270.2   Application.

This part, except §§1270.46 and 1270.48, applies to Vice-Presidential records in the same manner as to Presidential records. The Vice President's duties and responsibilities, with respect to Vice-Presidential records, are the same as the President's duties and responsibilities with respect to Presidential records, except those in §§1270.46 and 1270.48. The Archivist's authority with respect to Vice-Presidential records is the same as the Archivist's authority with respect to Presidential records, except that the Archivist may enter into an agreement with a non-Federal archival repository to deposit Vice-Presidential records, if the Archivist determines it to be in the public interest.

§1270.4   Definitions.

For the purposes of this part—

Agency has the meaning given by 5 U.S.C. 551(1)(A)-(D) and 552(f).

Archivist means the Archivist of the United States or staff of the National Archives and Records Administration acting on behalf of the Archivist.

Presidential records has the meaning given by 44 U.S.C. 2201(2).

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