1235.16 How will NARA respond to an agency's request to retain records§ 1235.16 How will NARA respond to an agency's request to retain records?
(a) Approval. NARA will provide written approval of the request to retain the records for the specified period within 30 days of receipt of the request.
(b) Disapproval. NARA will provide written disapproval of an agency's request within 30 days. Requests will be denied if the agency is retaining the records primarily to:
(1) Provide access services to persons outside the agency that can be provided by NARA, or
(2) Function as an agency archives, unless specifically authorized by statute or by NARA.