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[82 STAT. 1301]
[82 STAT. 1301]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

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PUBLIC LAW 90-620-OCT. 22, 1968

in accordance with regulations promulgated under section 3302 of this title. Authorizations granted under schedules submitted under the last paragraph of section 3304 of this title shall be permissive and not mandatory. §3307. Disposal of records upon failure of joint congressional committee to act If the joint congressional committee does not report during a regular or special session of Congress on a list or schedule submitted to Congress by the Administrator of General Services at least ten days before adjournment of the session, the Administrator may empower an agency having in its custody records covered by the lists or schedules to dispose of them in accordance with regulations under section 3302 of this title. § 3308. Disposal of similar records where prior disposal was authorized When it appears to the Administrator of General Services 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 by Congress to be disposed of, he may empower the head of the agency to dispose of the records, after they have been in existence a specified period of time, in accordance with regulations promulgated under section 3302 of this title and without listing or scheduling them. §3309. Preservation of claims of Government until settled in General Accounting Office; disposal authorized upon written approval of Comptroller General 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 debtor or creditor, may not be disposed of by the head of an agency under authorization granted under sections 3306-3308 of this title, until the claims, demands, and accounts have been settled and adjusted in the General Accounting Office, except upon the written approval of the Comptroller General of the United States. § 3310. Disposal of records constituting menace to health, life, or property When the Administrator of General Services 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 continuing menace to human health or life or to property, the Administrator shall eliminate the menace immediately by any method he considers necessary. When records in the custody of the Administrator are disposed of under this section, the Administrator shall report their disposal to the agency from which they were transferred. § 3311. Destruction of records outside continental United States in time of war or when hostile action seems imminent; written report to Administrator of General Services 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 Government may authorize the destruction of records in his legal custody situated in a military or naval establishment, ship, or other depository outside the territorial limits of continental United States— (1) the retention of which would be prejudicial to the interests of the United States or

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