[Taxacom] Fwd: [Nhcoll-l] U.S. Dept of the Interior: Records Destruction Request

Doug Yanega dyanega at ucr.edu
Thu Oct 25 15:42:44 CDT 2018

This just came through on the NHCOLL listserv, and worth passing along for those of you involved in conservation and monitoring. The Dept. of the Interior has proposed the destruction of the following archives, and more:

"Department of the Interior, Department-wide (DAA-0048-2015-0003, 23 items, 18 temporary items). Natural resource planning and development case files containing operational mission records related to fish and wildlife species management; critical habitat designations; assessment reports; surveys; Federal onshore and offshore production audits and inspections; energy lease applications and issued leases; energy resource analysis and evaluations; land use planning and activities; permits; land title, operations, and realty records; wild horse and burro adoptions; reciprocal use and license agreements; land status; water analysis and water use permitting; non-historic water and power projects and facility records; and water project, engineering, and water quality records."

Only a few days left to file comments, unfortunately,

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Subject: Re: [Waml] [IAMSLIC] U.S. Dept of the Interior: Records
Destruction Request

Hi all,
You may have seen this on other listservs. The deadline for public
comment to NARA is October 29th.


Katie Lage, Librarian
MLML/MBARI Research Library

Hi all,

I wanted to alert you to a very disturbing thing happening in the
National Archives world that may severely impact research, especially
historical and scientific research. The Dept of interior is asking for
permission to destroy records about oil and gas leases, mining, dams,
wells, timber sales, marine conservation, fishing, endangered species,
non-endangered species, critical habitats, land acquisition, and lots
more. Basically records from every agency within the Interior
Department, including the Bureau of Land Management, National Park
Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Geological Survey, Bureau of
Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and
others. This is all content that would normally go to NARA for
collection and preservation. This is disturbing because previous
administrations would obfuscate records by classifying/reclassifying
records. This admin is basically just destroying records so they’ll
never be accessible.

There’s an October 29 deadline for comment to NARA:
request.schedule at nara.gov<mailto:request.schedule at nara.gov><mailto:request.schedule at nara.gov<mailto:request.schedule at nara.gov>> /// fax:
301-837-3698 /// NARA (ACRA), 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park MD
20740-6001. (Be sure to say that you’re referring to
DAA-0048-2015-0003.) Please forward to your networks and researchers
who may be effected.

More information: https://altgov2.org/doi-records-destruction/


NARA’s appraisal memo

This is tragic and terrible.

James R. Jacobs
US Government Information Librarian
123D Green Library
Stanford University
P: 650.862.9871
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