NARA Facilities, Locations, Hours, and Public Use

 
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Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 88 (Wednesday, May 6, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 88 (Wednesday, May 6, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 26848-26857]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-08755]
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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
36 CFR Parts 1253 and 1280
[FDMS No. NARA-20-0005; NARA-2020-024]
RIN 3095-AC03
NARA Facilities, Locations, Hours, and Public Use
AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
ACTION: Direct final rule.
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SUMMARY: We are updating our regulation listing our facility addresses
and contact information to reflect changes to this information. We are
also revising our regulation on public use of NARA facilities to remove
outdated procedures, update in response to organizational and
technological changes, and streamline the provisions for easier
reading. We are also revising both regulations for plain language
purposes.
DATES: This rule is effective June 15, 2020, without further action,
unless we receive actionable adverse comments by June 5, 2020. If we
receive such comments, we will publish a withdrawal of the rule in the
Federal Register.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 3095-AC03, by
either of the following methods:
 Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
Follow the site's instructions for submitting comments.
 Mail (for paper, flash drive, or CD-ROM submissions.
Include RIN 3095-AC03 on the submission): National Archives and Records
Administration; Regulation Comments Desk, Suite 4100; 8601 Adelphi
Road; College Park, MD 20740-6001.
 Instructions: All submissions must include NARA's name and the
regulatory information number for this rulemaking (RIN 3095-AC03). We
may publish any comments we receive without changes, including any
personal information you include.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly Keravuori, Regulatory and
External Policy Program Manager, by email at
[email protected], or by telephone at 301.837.3151.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are updating addresses and contact
information for Presidential libraries, records centers, and archival
research facilities to reflect changes in operations, to add websites
and email addresses and similar technology changes, to update URLs, and
similar administrative changes. We are also updating information about
public use of our facilities to better clarify provisions, including
the kinds of events for which the public may request use of our spaces
and the difference between removal and banning if it becomes necessary
to restrict a person's use. We are streamlining and clarifying rules
regarding behavior and removing outdated provisions regarding requests
to use space for private events. These changes will affect all
customers who do business with NARA. This rule is effective after 40
days for good cause as permitted by the Administrative Procedure Act (5
U.S.C. 553(d)(3)). We believe that a longer standard public comment
period is unnecessary as this rule makes only minor changes to our
agency facility regulations and does not change substantive
requirements people must follow.
Regulatory Analysis
Review Under Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, 58
FR 51735 (September 30, 1993), and Executive Order 13563, Improving
Regulation and Regulation Review, 76 FR 23821 (January 18, 2011)
 The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has reviewed this
rulemaking and determined it is not ``significant'' under section 3(f)
of Executive Order 12866. It is not significant because it consists of
administrative and minor revisions, involves agency organization and
management, does not change substantive requirements, and imposes no
costs on the public.
Review Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601, et seq.)
 This review requires an agency to prepare an initial regulatory
flexibility analysis and publish it when the agency publishes the
proposed rule. This requirement does not apply if the agency certifies
that the rulemaking will not, if promulgated, have a significant
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities (5 U.S.C.
603). We certify, after review and analysis, that this rulemaking will
not have a significant adverse economic impact on small entities.
Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et
seq.)
 This rulemaking does not impose additional information collection
requirements on the public that are subject to the Paperwork Reduction
Act. However, 36 CFR 1280 continues to include three associated
information collections already approved by OMB: 3095-0024, request to
use Presidential library spaces, 3095-0040, request to film,
photograph, or videotape, and 3095-0043, request to use NARA spaces.
Because we are removing several sections of this regulation and
reorganizing the provisions to be more streamlined, we are submitting a
non-substantive change request to OMB to change the regulatory section
numbers referred to in the information collections accordingly.
Review Under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, 64 FR 43255 (August 4,
1999)
 Review under Executive Order 13132 requires that agencies review
regulations for Federalism effects on the institutional interest of
states and local governments, and, if the effects are sufficiently
substantial, prepare a Federal assessment to assist senior policy
makers. This rulemaking will not have any effects on state and local
governments within the meaning of the Executive Order. Therefore, no
Federalism assessment is required.
Review Under Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling
Regulatory Costs, 82 FR 9339 (February 3, 2017)
 Review under E.O. 13771 seeks to reduce Federal regulations that
impose private expenditures in order to comply with them, and to
control those costs in any such regulations. OMB has reviewed this
rulemaking and determined that it is exempt from E.O. 13771
requirements. This rulemaking is exempt because it involves agency
organization, management, or personnel, modifies an existing rule, and
does not involve regulatory costs subject to the Executive Order.
Review Under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (Sec. 202, Public Law
104-4; 2 U.S.C. 1532)
 Review under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act requires that
agencies determine whether any Federal mandate in the rulemaking may
result in state, local, and tribal governments, in the aggregate, or
the private sector, expending $100 million in any one year. NARA
certifies that this rulemaking does not contain a Federal mandate that
may result in such an expenditure, and this rulemaking is therefore not
subject to this requirement.
List of Subjects
36 CFR Part 1253
 Archives and records, Federal buildings and facilities,
Presidential libraries.
36 CFR Part 1280
 Archives and records, Federal buildings and facilities,
Presidential libraries.
 For the reasons stated in the preamble, NARA revises 36 CFR parts
1253 and 1280 as follows:
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1. Revise part 1253 to read as follows:
PART 1253--LOCATION OF NARA FACILITIES AND HOURS OF USE
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1253.1 National Archives Building in Washington, DC.
1253.2 National Archives at College Park.
1253.3 Presidential libraries and museums.
1253.4 Federal records centers (FRCs).
1253.5 Archival research rooms and facilities outside Washington,
DC.
1253.6 Office of the Federal Register.
1253.7 Office of Government Information Services.
1253.8 The Center for Legislative Archives.
1253.9 Notification process for changes in hours.
 Authority: 44 U.S.C. 2104(a).
Sec. 1253.1 National Archives Building in Washington, DC.
 (a) The Museum and Rotunda. The entrance to the National Archives
Museum, including the Rotunda and Charters of Freedom, is on
Constitution Avenue NW, between 7th and 9th Streets. The Museum is open
every day except Thanksgiving and December 25. Last admission to the
Museum is 30 minutes prior to closing. Admission to the Museum is free,
although you may make advance reservations online for a service charge.
Information on hours and reservations is online at https://museum.archives.gov/visit. The phone number for Museum information is
202.357.5061.
 (b) Research. The research entrance is located at 700 Pennsylvania
Avenue NW. Research hours are online at https://www.archives.gov/dc.
The phone number for the National Archives Building is 866.272.6272.
 (c) The building's address is 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW;
Washington, DC 20408.
Sec. 1253.2 National Archives at College Park.
 The National Archives at College Park is located at 8601 Adelphi
Road; College Park, MD 20740-6001. Hours for the building (including
the Research Center) are online at https://www.archives.gov/college-park. The phone number for the building is 301.837.2000 and for the
Research Center is 800.234.8861.
Sec. 1253.3 Presidential libraries and museums.
 (a) The Presidential library museums are open every day except
Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1.
 (b) Presidential library research hours vary by library, and
research rooms are not open on weekends or Federal holidays. The Barack
Obama Presidential Library is not open to the public at this time.
 (c) Contact information for each library and museum is online at
https://www.archives.gov/locations#presidential-libraries and listed as
follows:
 (1) Herbert Hoover Library and Museum. Location: 210 Parkside
Drive; West Branch, IA 52358. Mailing address: P.O. Box 488; West
Branch, IA 52358. Email address: [email protected]. Phone number:
319.643.5301. Website: https://hoover.archives.gov/.
 (2) Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum. Location: 4079 Albany
Post Road; Hyde Park, NY 12538-1999. Email address:
[email protected]. Phone number: 800.FDR.VISIT or
845.486.7770. Website: https://www.fdrlibrary.org/.
 (3) Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Location: 500 W U.S.
Highway 24; Independence, MO 64050-1798. Email address:
[email protected]. Phone number: 800.833.1225 or 816.268.8200.
Website: https://www.trumanlibrary.gov/.
 (4) Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum. Location: 200 SE
Fourth Street; Abilene, KS 67410-2900. Email address:
[email protected]. Phone number: 877.RING.IKE or
785.263.6700. Website: https://www.eisenhowerlibrary.gov/.
 (5) John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library and Museum. Location: Columbia
Point; Boston, MA 02125-3398. Email address: [email protected].
Phone number: 866.JFK.1960 or 617.514.1600. Website: https://www.jfklibrary.org/.
 (6) Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. Location: 2313 Red
River Street; Austin, TX 78705-5702. Email address:
[email protected]. Phone number: 512.721.0200. Website: http://www.lbjlibrary.org/.
 (7) Richard Nixon Library and Museum. Location: 18001 Yorba Linda
Boulevard; Yorba Linda, CA 92886-3903. Phone number: 714.983.9120.
Email address: [email protected]. Website: https://www.nixonlibrary.gov/index.php.
 (8) Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum. (i) Library: Location: 1000
Beal Avenue; Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2114. Email address:
[email protected]. Phone number: 734.205.0555.
 (ii) Museum: Location: 303 Pearl Street NW; Grand Rapids, MI 49504-
5353. Email address: [email protected]. Phone number: 616.254.0400.
 (iii) Website for both library and museum: https://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov.
 (9) Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. Location: 441 Freedom Parkway;
Atlanta, GA 30307-1498. Email address: [email protected]. Phone
number: 404.865.7100. Website: https://jimmycarterlibrary.gov/.
 (10) Ronald Reagan Library and Museum. Location: 40 Presidential
Drive; Simi Valley, CA 93065-0699. Email address:
[email protected]. Phone number: 800.410.8354 or 805.577.4000.
Website: https://www.reaganlibrary.gov/.
 (11) George Bush Library and Museum. Location: 1000 George Bush
Drive West; College Station, TX 77845. Email address:
[email protected]. Phone number: 979.691.4000. Website: https://www.bush41.org/.
 (12) William J. Clinton Library and Museum. Location: 1200
President Clinton Avenue; Little Rock, AR 72201. Email address:
[email protected]. Phone number: 501.374.4242. Website: https://www.clintonlibrary.gov/.
 (13) George W. Bush Library and Museum. Location: 2943 SMU
Boulevard; Dallas, TX 75205. Email address: gw[email protected].
Phone number: 214.346.1650. Website: https://georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu/.
 (14) Barack Obama Library. Location: 2500 W Golf Road; Hoffman
Estates, IL 60169-1114. Email address: [email protected]. Phone
number: 847.252.5700. Website: https://www.obamalibrary.gov/.
Sec. 1253.4 Federal records centers (FRCs).
 The FRCs are storage facilities and do not operate public research
rooms or have public hours. Contact information for each Federal
records center is online at https://www.archives.gov/locations#frc and:
 (a) Atlanta Federal Records Center. Address: 4712 Southpark
Boulevard; Ellenwood, GA 30294. Phone number: 404.736.2820.
 (b) Boston Federal Records Center. Address: Frederick C. Murphy
Federal Center; 380 Trapelo Road; Waltham, MA 02452-6399. Phone number:
781.663.0130.
 (c) Chicago Federal Records Center. Address: 7358 South Pulaski
Road; Chicago, IL 60629-5898. Phone number: 773.948.9000.
 (d) Dayton Federal Records Center. Address: 3150 Springboro Road;
Moraine, OH 45439. Phone number: 937.425.0600.
 (e) Denver Federal Records Center. Address: 17101 Huron Street;
Broomfield, CO 80023-8909. Phone number: 303.604.4760.
 (f) Fort Worth Federal Records Center. Address: 1400 John Burgess
Drive; Fort Worth, TX 76140. Phone number: 817.551.2000.
 (g) Kansas City Federal Records Center. Address: 8600 NE
Underground Drive; Pillar 300-G; Kansas City, MO 64161. Phone number:
816.994.1700.
 (h) Kingsridge Federal Records Center. Address: 8801 Kingsridge
Drive; Miamisburg, OH 45458. Phone number: 937.425.0690.
 (i) Lee's Summit Federal Records Center. Address: 200 Space Center
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Drive; Lee's Summit, MO 64064-1182. Phone number: 816.268.8100.
 (j) Lenexa Federal Records Center. Address: 17501 W 98th Street;
Lenexa, KS 66219. Phone number: 913.563.7600.
 (k) National Personnel Records Center--Military Personnel Records.
Address: 1 Archives Drive; St Louis, MO 63138. Phone number:
314.801.0582.
 (l) National Personnel Records Center--Civilian Personnel Records.
Address: 1411 Boulder Boulevard; Valmeyer, IL 62295. Phone number:
618.935.3005.
 (m) Philadelphia Federal Records Center. Address: 14700 Townsend
Road; Philadelphia, PA 19154-1096. Phone number: 215.305.2000.
 (n) Pittsfield Federal Records Center. Address: 10 Conte Drive;
Pittsfield, MA 01201-8230. Phone number: 413.236.3609.
 (o) Riverside Federal Records Center. Address: 23123 Cajalco Road;
Perris, CA 92570-7298. Phone number: 951.956.2000.
 (p) San Bruno Federal Records Center. Address: Leo J. Ryan
Building; 1000 Commodore Drive; San Bruno, CA 94066-2350. Phone number:
650.238.3500.
 (q) Seattle Federal Records Center. Address: 6125 Sand Point Way,
NE; Seattle, WA 98115-7999. Phone number: 206.336.5115.
 (r) Washington National Records Center. Address: 4205 Suitland
Road; Suitland, MD 20746-8001. Phone number: 301.778.1600.
Sec. 1253.5 Archival research rooms and facilities outside
Washington, DC.
 NARA's research rooms outside Washington, DC, are closed on all
Federal holidays. Hours and contact information for each NARA archival
research room are online at https://www.archives.gov/locations#research-facilities and contact information is as follows:
 (a) The National Archives at Atlanta. Address: 5780 Jonesboro Road;
Morrow, GA 30260. Email address: [email protected]. Phone
number: 770.968.2100.
 (b) The National Archives at Boston. Address: Frederick C. Murphy
Federal Center; 380 Trapelo Road; Waltham, MA 02452-6399. Email
address: [email protected]. Phone number: 781.663.0144 or toll-
free 866.406.2379.
 (c) The National Archives at Chicago. Address: 7358 South Pulaski
Road; Chicago, IL 60629-5898. Email address: [email protected].
Phone number: 773.948.9001.
 (d) The National Archives at Denver. Address: 17101 Huron Street;
Broomfield, CO 80023-8909. Email address: [email protected].
Phone number: 303.604.4740.
 (e) The National Archives at Fort Worth. Address: 1400 John Burgess
Drive; Fort Worth, TX 76140. Email address: [email protected].
Phone number: 817.551.2051.
 (f) The National Archives at Kansas City. Address: 400 West
Pershing Road; Kansas City, MO 64108. Email address:
[email protected]. Phone number: 816-268-8000.
 (g) The National Archives at New York City. Address: Alexander
Hamilton U.S. Customs House; 1 Bowling Green, Room 328; New York, NY
10004-1415. Email: [email protected]. Phone number:
212.401.1620.
 (h) The National Archives at Philadelphia. Address: 14700 Townsend
Road; Philadelphia, PA 19154-1096. Email:
[email protected]. Phone number: 215.305.2044.
 (i) The National Archives at Riverside. Address: 23123 Cajalco
Road; Perris, CA 92570-7298. Email: [email protected]. Phone
number: 951.956.2000.
 (j) The National Archives at San Francisco. Address: Leo J. Ryan
Memorial Federal Building; 1000 Commodore Drive; San Bruno, CA 94066-
2350. Email: [email protected]. Phone number: 650.238.3501.
 (k) The National Archives at Seattle. Address: 6125 Sand Point Way,
NE; Seattle, WA 98115-7999. Email address: [email protected].
Phone number: 206.336.5115.
 (l) The National Archives at St. Louis. Address: 1 Archives Drive;
St. Louis, MO 63138. Email address: [email protected]. Phone
number: 314.801.0850.
Sec. 1253.6 Office of the Federal Register.
 Contact information and business hours for the Office of the
Federal Register are online at https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/contact.htm and codified in 1 CFR 2.3.
Sec. 1253.7 Office of Government Information Services.
 The Office of Government Information Services' (OGIS) contact
information and business hours are online at https://www.archives.gov/ogis.
Sec. 1253.8 The Center for Legislative Archives.
 The Center for Legislative Archives' contact information and
business hours are online at https://www.archives.gov/legislative.
Sec. 1253.9 Notification process for changes in hours.
 (a) We follow the notification procedure in this section when
proposing to change public operating hours for research rooms, exhibit
areas, and museums.
 (b) Proposed changes to operating hours for research rooms, exhibit
areas, and museums must have a documented business need for the change.
 (c) We notify people of the change in operating hours by:
 (1) Posting a notice on http://www.archives.gov;
 (2) Posting notices in areas visible to the public in the affected
research room, exhibit areas, or museum;
 (3) Issuing a press release, email notification, or other means
normally used by that unit to notify the public of events at their
location; and
 (4) Including justification for the change in hours in these
notices.
 (d) In the event that research rooms, exhibit areas, or museums
must make an emergency change to operating hours for reasons including,
but not limited to, inclement weather, we will provide as much advance
notice to the public as possible. We will post emergency notifications
online at http://www.archives.gov.
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2. Revise part 1280 to read as follows:
PART 1280--USE OF NARA FACILITIES
Sec.
Subpart A--Rules of Conduct on or in NARA Property and Facilities
General Information
1280.1 NARA facilities and applicable rules of conduct.
1280.2 Items subject to inspection.
1280.4 Children under the age of 14.
1280.6 Service animals.
1280.8 Driving on NARA property.
1280.12 Additional rules.
Prohibited Activities
1280.14 Weapons and explosives.
1280.16 Illegal drugs and alcohol.
1280.18 Gambling.
1280.20 Smoking or using alternative smoking devices.
1280.22 Distributing or posting materials.
1280.24 Eating and drinking.
1280.26 Soliciting, vending, and debt collecting.
1280.28 Other prohibited behavior.
1280.30 Types of corrective action for prohibited behavior.
1280.32 Appealing a ban from NARA facilities or property.
Subpart B--Rules for Filming, Photographing, or Videotaping on NARA
Property or in NARA Facilities
1280.40 Definitions.
1280.42 When the rules in this subpart apply.
1280.44 Filming, photographing, or videotaping for commercial
purposes.
1280.46 Filming, photographing, or videotaping for personal use.
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1280.48 Applying to film, photograph, or videotape for news
purposes.
1280.50 What you may film, photograph, or videotape for news
purposes.
1280.52 Rules for filming, photographing, or videotaping for news
purposes.
Subpart C--Additional Rules for Using Public Areas of NARA Property or
Facilities
1280.60 Permitting use of public areas.
1280.62 General rules when using public areas.
1280.64 Requesting to use our public areas.
1280.66 How we handle requests to use public areas.
1280.68 Fees for using public areas.
1280.70 Additional rules that apply to approved events.
Subpart D--Additional Information for Using Specific NARA Property or
Facilities
1280.80 Public areas in the National Archives Building available for
events.
1280.82 When public areas in the National Archives Building are
available.
1280.84 Using the Rotunda.
1280.86 National Archives at College Park space available for
events.
1280.88 When public areas in the National Archives at College Park
are available.
 Authority: 44 U.S.C. 2102 notes, 2104(a), 2112, 2903.
Subpart A--Rules of Conduct on or in NARA Property and Facilities
General Information
Sec. 1280.1 NARA facilities and applicable rules of conduct.
 (a) NARA facilities. Some NARA facilities are located on property
the United States owns or that is otherwise under the control of the
Archivist of the United States (``NARA property''), other facilities
are leased by NARA directly using authority delegated by the General
Services Administration (GSA), and still others are located on property
owned, leased by, or otherwise under GSA's control (``GSA property''),
or owned and under the control of the Government Publishing Office
(``GPO property'').
 (b) NARA property. You must comply with the rules in this part when
you are on NARA property or using facilities located on NARA property.
 (1) The National Archives Building. The National Archives Building
in Washington, DC, is NARA property and NARA's control includes:
 (i) The Pennsylvania Avenue NW, entrance between 7th and 9th
Streets, including the area within the retaining walls on either side
of the entrance, inclusive of the statues, and the steps and ramps
leading up to the entrance of the building;
 (ii) On the 7th Street, 9th Street, and Constitution Avenue NW,
sides of the building, all property between the National Archives
Building and the curb line of the street, including the sidewalks, the
statues facing Constitution Avenue, and the other grounds; the steps
leading up from the Constitution Avenue sidewalk and the portico at the
top of those steps; the general public's entrance to the National
Archives Museum on Constitution Avenue (closer to 9th Street); and the
Special Events entrance to the National Archives Museum on Constitution
Avenue (closer to 7th Street).
 (iii) The National Park Service controls the areas on the
Pennsylvania Avenue side of the National Archives Building that are not
NARA property.
 (2) Other NARA facilities. The following NARA facilities are also
located on NARA property: The National Archives at College Park, in
College Park, MD; the Presidential libraries and museums listed in 36
CFR 1253.3; and the National Archives at Atlanta in Morrow, Georgia,
listed in 36 CFR 1253.5(a).
 (3) Leased NARA facilities. The following NARA facilities are
located on private property leased by NARA: The Atlanta Federal Records
Center in Ellenwood, GA; the National Archives at Riverside and the
Riverside Federal Records Center at Perris, CA; the National Archives
at Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Federal Records Center at Fort Worth,
TX; and the National Personnel Records Center--Civilian Personnel
Records in Valmeyer, IL. These Federal records centers are listed in 36
CFR 1253.4 and archival facilities are listed in 36 CFR 1253.5.
 (c) GSA property. (1) The following NARA facilities are located on
GSA property: All Federal records centers listed at 36 CFR 1253.4,
except the Federal records centers listed in 36 CFR 1280.1(b)(3), and
all archival research rooms and facilities listed at 36 CFR 1253.5,
except the National Archives at Atlanta and the archival facilities
listed in 36 CFR 1280.1(b)(3).
 (2) You must comply with the following rules when you are on or
using Federal records center or archival research rooms and facilities
located on GSA property and those facilities listed in 36 CFR
1280.1(b)(3):
 (i) GSA's regulations, 41 CFR part 102-74, subpart C, Conduct on
Federal Property, and subpart D, Occasional Use of Federal Buildings
(if you are interested in using the public areas in a facility for an
event); and
 (ii) NARA's regulations outlined in this part 1280. If a provision
in this part conflicts with a GSA provision, comply with the GSA
provision when on or using NARA facilities located on GSA property.
 (d) GPO property. (1) The following NARA facilities are located on
GPO property: The Office of the Federal Register (OFR), the Office of
Government Information Services (OGIS), and the Center for Legislative
Archives.
 (2) In addition to NARA rules outlined in this part 1280, you must
comply with GPO's rules for the use of its property when you are on or
using NARA facilities located on GPO property (currently GPO Directive
825.38A, Rules and Regulations Governing Buildings and Grounds). If a
provision in this part 1280 conflicts with a GPO provision, comply with
the GPO provision when on or using NARA facilities on GPO property.
 (e) NARA research room rules. If you are using records in a NARA
research room in any NARA facility, you must also comply with the rules
in 36 CFR part 1254. If you violate a rule or regulation in 36 CFR part
1254, you are subject to the types of corrective action set forth in
that part, including revocation of research privileges.
 (f) Violations. If you violate a rule or regulation in this part
you are subject to, among other types of corrective action, removal and
banning from the facility.
 (g) Closures. The Archivist of the United States reserves the right
to close NARA facilities, including those located on GSA and GPO
property, at any time for security reasons, special events, or other
NARA business needs.
Sec. 1280.2 Items subject to inspection.
 We may, at our discretion, inspect packages, briefcases, and other
containers in the immediate possession of employees, contractors, and
other people arriving on, working at, visiting, or departing from NARA
property and facilities. 41 CFR 102-74, subpart C, authorizes GSA to
conduct similar inspections at NARA facilities on GSA property. These
inspection authorities are in addition to NARA's research room rules
(see 36 CFR part 1254 and 36 CFR 1280.1(e)).
Sec. 1280.4 Children under the age of 14.
 We admit children under the age of 14 to NARA facilities only if
they are accompanied by an adult who will supervise them at all times.
The director of a NARA facility may authorize a lower age limit for
unaccompanied children to meet special circumstances (e.g., students
who have been given permission to conduct research without adult
supervision).
Sec. 1280.6 Service animals.
 We allow service animals on or in NARA property and facilities in
any area that the individual handling the service animal is otherwise
entitled to
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enter. A service animal is any dog individually trained to do work or
perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. You
may not bring any other animals onto or into NARA property and
facilities, except for official purposes.
Sec. 1280.8 Driving on NARA property.
 When driving on NARA property, you must obey speed limits, posted
signs, and other traffic laws, and park only in designated spaces. We
reserve the right to tow, at the owner's expense, any vehicle that is
parked illegally. If you must leave your vehicle illegally parked due
to an emergency, you must notify the facility security guards as soon
as possible. We may, at our discretion, deny any vehicle access to NARA
property for public safety or security reasons.
Sec. 1280.12 Additional rules.
 (a) All facilities. NARA facilities and property may have
additional posted rules that you must comply with. In addition, you
must, at all times while in a NARA facility or on NARA property, comply
with official signs and with the directions of the guards and NARA
staff.
 (b) Presidential libraries. You may be required to check all of
your parcels and luggage in areas designated by library staff when
visiting the museums or the Presidential libraries.
 (c) GSA and GPO property. Visitors to NARA facilities that are
located on GSA or GPO property must check for and follow the rules that
apply to the facility they visit, as GSA and GPO may have additional or
different rules from the rules in this Part.
 (d) NARA official shuttle bus. People conducting research at or
visiting the National Archives Building or the National Archives at
College Park may use NARA's official shuttle to travel between these
buildings, if space is available.
Prohibited Activities
Sec. 1280.14 Weapons and explosives.
 (a) Federal law prohibits individuals to possess firearms or other
dangerous weapons in Federal facilities unless the person is
specifically authorized to possess such a weapon under 18 U.S.C. 930.
State-issued carry permits are not valid in Federal facilities.
Violators are subject to fine and/or imprisonment for a period up to
five years.
 (b) You are also prohibited from bringing or possessing explosives,
or items intended for use in fabricating an explosive or incendiary
device, either openly or concealed, on or in NARA property and
facilities.
Sec. 1280.16 Illegal drugs and alcohol.
 (a) Except in cases where you are using the drug as prescribed for
you as a patient by a licensed physician, all people entering in or on
NARA facilities or property are prohibited from:
 (1) Being under the influence, using or possessing any narcotic
drugs, hallucinogens, marijuana, barbiturates, or amphetamines; or
 (2) Operating a motor vehicle on the property while under the
influence of alcoholic beverages, narcotic drugs, hallucinogens,
marijuana, barbiturates, or amphetamines.
 (b) Except where the Archivist of the United States or his/her
designee grants an exemption in writing for the appropriate official
use of alcoholic beverages, all people entering in or on NARA property
or facilities are prohibited from being under the influence of or using
alcoholic beverages.
Sec. 1280.18 Gambling.
 (a) You may not participate in any type of gambling while on or in
NARA property or facilities. This includes:
 (1) Participating in games for money or other personal property;
 (2) Operating gambling devices;
 (3) Conducting a lottery or pool; or
 (4) Selling or purchasing numbers tickets.
 (b) This rule does not apply to licensed blind operators of vending
facilities who are selling chances for any lottery set forth in a state
law and conducted by an agency of a state as authorized by section
2(a)(5) of the Randolph-Sheppard Act (20 U.S.C. 107, et seq.)
Sec. 1280.20 Smoking or using alternative smoking devices.
 You may not smoke or use alternative smoking devices (electronic or
vapor) inside any NARA facility (including those located on GSA or GPO
property), in courtyards on NARA property, or in any outdoor area
within 25 feet of any NARA facility air intake duct or doorway. Due to
dangers that smoking and smoking devices present to the safety of
occupants and the security of archival holdings, we have a zero-
tolerance policy. You may smoke and use alternative smoking devices
only in marked smoking areas outside certain NARA facilities.
Sec. 1280.22 Distributing or posting materials.
 You may not distribute or post handbills, fliers, pamphlets, or
other materials on or in NARA property and facilities, except in spaces
we designate for that purpose. This prohibition does not apply to
displays or notices the Government distributes as part of authorized
activities or bulletin boards employees use to post personal notices.
Sec. 1280.24 Eating and drinking.
 You may eat and drink inside NARA facilities only in designated
areas. You may not eat or drink in any research rooms, records storage
areas, or museum areas unless specifically authorized by the Archivist
or designee. Facility directors may, by local rule, prohibit eating and
drinking in designated outdoor areas of NARA facilities or NARA
property, as well (e.g., near artifacts that are on display outdoors).
Sec. 1280.26 Soliciting, vending, and debt collecting.
 (a) On NARA property or in NARA facilities, you may not:
 (1) Solicit for personal, charitable, or commercial causes;
 (2) Sell any products;
 (3) Display or distribute commercial advertising; or
 (4) Collect private debts.
 (b) The following activities are exceptions to the prohibitions in
subsection (a):
 (1) Participating in national or local drives for welfare, health,
or other funds that the Office of Personnel Management authorizes or
that NARA approves (e.g., the Combined Federal Campaign);
 (2) Employees collecting non-monetary items such as food, clothing,
or toys, as approved by the Archivist or his/her designee;
 (3) Authorized employee organizations, including employee affinity
groups, soliciting for membership dues or other organizational support,
as approved by the Archivist or his/her designee; and
 (4) Authorized charitable support organizations, like the National
Archives Foundation or a Presidential library foundation (e.g., the
museum store at the National Archives Building), conducting revenue-
producing activities.
Sec. 1280.28 Other prohibited behavior.
 We reserve the right to remove anyone from NARA facilities or
property who is:
 (a) Stealing NARA property;
 (b) Willfully damaging or destroying NARA property;
 (c) Creating any hazard to people or things;
 (d) Throwing anything from or at a NARA building; or climbing on
statues, fountains, gravesites, artwork, or other items on display in
outdoor areas, or any part of a NARA building;
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 (e) Improperly disposing of rubbish;
 (f) Acting in a disorderly fashion;
 (g) Acting in a manner that creates a loud or unusual noise or a
nuisance;
 (h) Acting in a manner that unreasonably obstructs the usual use of
NARA facilities or property;
 (i) Acting in a manner that otherwise impedes or disrupts
performance of official duties by Government and contract employees;
 (j) Acting in a manner that prevents the general public from
obtaining NARA-provided services in a timely manner;
 (k) Loitering; or
 (l) Threatening directly (e.g., in-person communications or
physical gestures) or indirectly (e.g., via regular mail, email, or
phone) any NARA employee, visitor, volunteer, contractor, other
building occupants, facility, or property.
Sec. 1280.30 Types of corrective action for prohibited behavior.
 (a) Individuals who violate the provisions of this part are subject
to:
 (1) Being removed from the property or facility (for up to seven
calendar days) and possible law enforcement notification;
 (2) Being banned from NARA property or facilities;
 (3) Arrest for trespass; and
 (4) Any other corrective action a law or regulation prescribes.
 (b) The Executive for Research Services, the Executive for
Legislative Archives, Presidential Libraries, and Museum Services, the
Executive for Agency Services, or the Director of the Security
Management Division, may have the individual immediately removed and
temporarily denied further access to the property or facility for up to
seven calendar days.
 (c) During this removal period, the Executive for Business Support
Services renders a decision on whether the person should be banned from
the specific facility from which they were removed, or all NARA
property or facilities, for either a specific period of time or
permanently. If the Executive decides to ban the person, they will
issue a written decision and notify the affected NARA properties or
facilities.
 (d) Banning under this part includes automatic revocation of
research privileges, notwithstanding the time periods set forth in 36
CFR 1254. Research privileges remain revoked until the ban is lifted,
at which time the person who was banned may submit an application for
new privileges.
Sec. 1280.32 Appealing a ban from NARA facilities or property.
 (a) Within 30 calendar days after you receive notice that you have
been banned from a NARA facility or property, you may appeal the
decision in writing by mail to the Deputy Archivist of the United
States (address: National Archives and Records Administration (ND);
8601 Adelphi Road; College Park, MD 20740-6001). In the request, you
must state the reasons for the appeal.
 (b) The Deputy Archivist has 30 calendar days after receiving the
appeal to make a decision to rescind, modify, or uphold the ban, and
will notify you of the decision in writing.
 (c) If the Deputy Archivist upholds the ban, we will not consider
another appeal from you within one year from the date of your last
request for reconsideration. After one year has passed, you may submit
another appeal and the same process will apply.
Subpart B--Rules for Filming, Photographing, or Videotaping on NARA
Property or in NARA Facilities
Sec. 1280.40 Definitions.
 (a) Filming, photographing, or videotaping for commercial purposes.
Any filming, photographing, or videotaping to promote commercial
enterprises or commodities.
 (b) News filming, photographing, or videotaping. Any filming,
photographing, or videotaping done by a commercial or non-profit news
organization that is intended for use in a television or radio news
broadcast, newspaper, or periodical.
 (c) Personal use filming, photographing, or videotaping. Any
filming, photographing, or videotaping intended solely for personal or
non-commercial educational use that will not be commercially
distributed.
Sec. 1280.42 When the rules in this subpart apply.
 (a) These rules apply to anyone who is filming, photographing, or
videotaping inside any NARA facility or while on NARA property.
 (b) Filming, photographing, and videotaping on the grounds of any
NARA archival research room except the ones in Atlanta, GA, Fort Worth,
TX, and Perris (Riverside), CA, or on the grounds surrounding the
Washington National Records Center, are governed by GSA regulations, 41
CFR part 101-20, Management of Buildings and Grounds, and must be
approved by a GSA official.
Sec. 1280.44 Filming, photographing, or videotaping for commercial
purposes.
 You are not permitted to film, photograph, or videotape for
commercial purposes on NARA property or in NARA facilities.
Sec. 1280.46 Filming, photographing, or videotaping for personal use.
 (a) You may film, photograph, or videotape on NARA property outside
a NARA facility so long as you do not impede vehicular or pedestrian
traffic.
 (b) You may film, photograph, or videotape inside a NARA facility
during regular business hours in public areas, including research rooms
and exhibition areas, under the following conditions:
 (1) You may not use a flash or other supplemental lighting; and
 (2) You may not use a tripod or similar equipment.
 (c) However, you may not film, photograph, or videotape in any of
the exhibit areas of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC,
including the Rotunda where the Declaration of Independence, the
Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are displayed.
Sec. 1280.48 Applying to film, photograph, or videotape for news
purposes.
 (a) If you wish to film, photograph, or videotape for news purposes
at the National Archives Building (as delineated in Sec. 1280.2(a)),
the National Archives at College Park, or the Washington National
Records Center, you must request permission from the NARA Public
Affairs Officer by email at [email protected], by phone at
202.357.5300, or by mail at National Archives and Records
Administration; 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; Public Affairs Office;
Washington, DC 20408-0001. See also Sec. 1280.42(b) for additional
permissions relating to the Washington National Records Center.
 (b) If you wish to film, photograph, or videotape for news purposes
at a Presidential library or at an archival research room facility, you
must contact the director of the library (see 36 CFR 1253.3 for contact
information) or archival research room facility (see 36 CFR 1253.5 for
contact information) to request permission.
 (c) Your request for permission to film, photograph, or videotape
for news purposes must contain the following information (OMB control
number 3095-0040):
 (1) The name of the organization you are working for;
 (2) Areas you wish to film, photograph, or videotape;
 (3) Documents, if any, you wish to film;
 (4) The purpose of the project you are working on;
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 (5) What you intend to do with the film, photograph, or videotape;
and
 (6) How long you will need to complete your work on or in NARA
property or facilities.
 (d) You must request permission at least two weeks in advance of
your desired filming date. If you make a request within a shorter time
period, we may not be able to accommodate your request.
 (e) If you would like to use NARA equipment, you must also sign an
agreement, NA Form 11010, Waiver of Liability (OMB control number 3095-
0040).
 (f) This section does not apply to you if you have permission to
use your own microfilming equipment to film archival records and
donated historical materials under the provisions of 36 CFR 1254.90-
1254.110. You must follow the procedures in 36 CFR part 1254 for
permission to film archival records and donated materials for research
purposes or for microfilm publications.
Sec. 1280.50 What you may film, photograph, or videotape for news
purposes.
 (a) We will permit you to film, photograph, or videotape sections
of the interior or exterior of any NARA facility or property only for
stories about:
 (1) NARA programs;
 (2) NARA exhibits;
 (3) NARA holdings;
 (4) NARA services;
 (5) A former President;
 (6) A researcher who has made or is making use of NARA holdings
(provided that the researcher also approves your request); or
 (7) Any other NARA-related activity approved by the appropriate
NARA representative.
 (b) We reserve the right to reject any request that does not meet
the criteria set forth in paragraphs (a) and (c) of this section or
because of scheduling or staffing constraints.
 (c) We will not grant you permission to film, photograph, or
videotape if you intend to use the film, photographs, or videotape for
commercial, partisan political, sectarian, or similar activities.
Sec. 1280.52 Rules for filming, photographing, or videotaping for
news purposes.
 The following conditions and restrictions apply to anyone that has
been granted permission to film, photograph, or videotape for news
purposes under subpart B of this part:
 (a) We may limit or prohibit use of artificial light in connection
with filming, photographing, or videotaping documents for news
purposes. You may not use any supplemental lighting devices while
filming, photographing, or videotaping inside a NARA facility in the
Washington, DC, area without the prior permission of the NARA Public
Affairs Officer. If the Public Affairs Officer approves your use of
artificial lighting in the Rotunda or other exhibit areas, we will use
facsimiles in place of the Declaration of Independence, the
Constitution, the Bill of Rights, or other documents. If we approve
your use of high intensity lighting, we will cover or replace with
facsimiles all other exhibited documents that fall within the
boundaries of such illumination. You may not use any supplemental
lighting devices at the Presidential libraries and the archival
research room facilities without permission from a NARA representative
at that facility.
 (b) While filming, photographing, or videotaping, you are liable
for injuries to people or property that result from your activities on
or in NARA property and facilities.
 (c) At all times while on or in NARA property and facilities, you
must conduct your activities in accordance with all applicable
regulations contained in this part.
 (d) Your filming, photographing, or videotaping activity may not
impede people who are entering or exiting any NARA facility unless
otherwise authorized by the facility's director, or by the NARA Public
Affairs Officer for Washington, DC, area facilities.
 (e) You must be accompanied by a NARA staff member when filming,
photographing, or videotaping the interior of any NARA facility.
 (f) We will approve your request to do press interviews of NARA
personnel on or in NARA property and facilities only when such
employees are being interviewed in connection with official business.
Interviews with staff and researchers may take place only in areas
designated by the NARA Public Affairs Officer for Washington, DC, area
facilities, or by the appropriate NARA representative at other NARA
facilities.
 (g) You may film and photograph documents only in those areas which
the NARA Public Affairs staff designates in the National Archives
Building, the National Archives at College Park, or the Washington
National Records Center, or in those areas designated as appropriate by
the staff liaison at other NARA facilities.
 (h) We will limit your film and photography sessions to two hours.
 (i) You may not state or imply that NARA approves of or will
sponsor:
 (1) Your activities or views; or
 (2) The uses to which you put images depicting any NARA facility.
Subpart C--Additional Rules for Using Public Areas of NARA Property
or Facilities
Sec. 1280.60 Permitting use of public areas.
 (a) The primary use for NARA property and facilities, including
those areas open to the public, is conducting official NARA business.
NARA's official business includes educational and public programs and
other activities we conduct on our own or in conjunction with
government organizations, the National Archives Foundation
(``Foundation'') and Presidential library foundations, or other private
organizations. NARA uses all of the public areas of NARA property and
facilities in the course of conducting official business.
 (b) We may permit, under the conditions described in this subpart,
Federal agencies, quasi-Federal agencies, and state, local, and tribal
government organizations to occasionally use certain public areas for
official activities (``government organization use'').
 (c) We may also permit occasional, non-official use of specified
public areas for private group activities and events that relate to or
further NARA's archival, records, or other interests. The authorities
for such use are 44 U.S.C. 2112(e) (for Presidential libraries) and 44
U.S.C. 2903(b) (for other NARA property and facilities).
 (1) Examples of private use that relate to or further NARA's
archival, records, or other interests include, but are not limited to:
Meetings and other business activities held by archival, historical, or
other professional organizations with a connection to NARA's holdings
or mission; activities or events that promote research in, or use or
preservation of, NARA holdings; invitation-only screening of film or TV
premieres when NARA holdings have been used in the production or when
the screening otherwise promotes use of NARA holdings (e.g.,
documentary film premiere); and dinners, receptions, or other private
group events where the connection to NARA is the location itself (e.g.,
The National Archives Building or a Presidential library) or the
opportunity to view NARA exhibits. Private group events may include
events of a personal or social nature, such as weddings and wedding
receptions, and school-sponsored activities.
 (2) Each NARA facility with public use space determines whether and
what kind of events of a personal nature the facility can support,
given the size and configuration of available space, staff
availability, and other logistical factors. We also reserve the right
to limit the
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number and size of personal celebrations, and to limit or prohibit
activities as part of a private group event that pose a risk to the
facility, property, people, or our holdings. If you are interested in
holding a private group event at a NARA facility, contact that facility
directly for more information. See 36 CFR part 1253 for facility
listings and contact information.
 (3) We may charge fees for private group and government
organization use of these public areas and the services related to such
use. See Sec. 1280.68. NARA, the Foundation, or Presidential library
foundations may collect the fees.
Sec. 1280.62 General rules when using public areas.
 In addition to the rules listed in subparts A and B of this part,
the following rules apply to all government organization and private
group use of NARA public areas:
 (a) You may not characterize your use of NARA property or
facilities as an endorsement by NARA of your organization or its
activities, or otherwise suggest an official relationship between NARA
and your organization if such a relationship does not exist.
 (b) You may not charge or collect admission fees, or money for
other purposes, at the event.
 (c) You may not use NARA property, facilities, or permission to use
a NARA property or facility for any activities that involve:
 (1) Profit-making;
 (2) Advertising, promoting, or selling commercial enterprises,
products, or services;
 (3) Partisan political activities;
 (4) Sectarian or other similar activities; or
 (5) Any use inconsistent with those authorized in this section.
 (d) You may not use NARA property or facilities if you or your
organization or group engage in discriminatory practices proscribed by
the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.
 (e) You may not misrepresent your identity to the public or conduct
any activities in a misleading or fraudulent manner.
 (f) You must ensure that no Government property is destroyed,
displaced, or damaged during your use of NARA public areas. You must
take prompt action to replace, return, restore, repair, or repay NARA
for any damage caused to Government property during your use of NARA
facilities or property, and the facility director may charge additional
fees to recoup the cost of any damage that occurs due to your use of
the property or facility.
Sec. 1280.64 Requesting to use our public areas.
 (a) This section provides a general description of the process that
different NARA facilities use to review and respond to requests to use
their public areas. You should contact a facility before submitting a
formal request, to check on availability and to obtain any forms,
procedures, or rules that are specific to that facility.
 (b) National Archives Building and the National Archives at College
Park. (1) If you are interested in hosting an official governmental
event or meeting at the National Archives Building, you should contact
NARA Special Events by phone at 202.357.5164 or by email at
[email protected]. If you are interested in hosting a private
group event at the National Archives Building, you should contact the
National Archives Foundation by phone at 202.357.5404, toll-free at
844.723.2155, or by email at [email protected]. Additional
information is in subpart D of this part and online at https://www.archives.gov/dc/host-an-event.
 (2) If you are interested in hosting an event or meeting at the
National Archives at College Park, you should contact NARA Special
Events by phone at 301.837.1504 or by email at
[email protected]. Additional information is in subpart D of
this part.
 (3) You will need to submit a written request at least 30 calendar
days before the proposed date of your event. Your request will need to
include such information as the name of your group and any other
organization that is participating, point-of-contact information, the
date and time you are requesting, number of attendees, type of event,
description of the event, other arrangements you would like to include,
and other information about the event to enable us to determine whether
we can accommodate it. We may also request additional information. OMB
control number 3095-0043 covers this information collection.
 (c) Presidential libraries and museums. (1) You should contact the
Presidential library and museum where you wish to hold your event (see
contact information in 36 CFR 1253.3).
 (2) Depending on what kind of event you want to host, you may be
referred to the foundation that supports the library to make the event
arrangements and to pay any event fees and costs that apply. Some
Presidential libraries are located at shared-use facilities where their
library foundations own certain areas and spaces used for private group
events and operate those areas and spaces under their rules rather than
the rules in this part 1280.
 (3) For events held in Presidential library areas or spaces that
are considered NARA property, you will need to submit a written, signed
request to the library you wish to use (see 36 CFR 1253.3 for the
address) and complete NA Form 16011, Application for Use of Space in
Presidential Libraries. OMB control number 3095-0024 covers this
information collection.
 (d) Archival research facilities and Federal records centers
(FRCs). (1) Most archival research facilities and the FRCs do not have
any public use areas or spaces.
 (2) If you wish to request use of public areas at an archival
research facility, you must submit a written, signed request to the
director of the facility you wish to use (see 36 CFR 1253.5 for a list
of addresses) at least 30 days before the proposed date of your event.
GSA's rules for requesting use of the facility will also apply if the
facility is located on GSA property (see 41 CFR part 102-74, subpart D,
Occasional Use of Public Buildings).
 (3) Your request will need to include such information as the name
of your group and any other organization that is participating, point-
of-contact information, the date and time you are requesting, number of
attendees, type of event, description of the event, and other
information about the event to enable us to determine whether we can
accommodate it. We may also request additional information. OMB control
number 3095-0043 covers this information collection.
 (e) NARA facilities located on GPO property. None of the NARA
facilities that are located on GPO property have spaces available for
public use.
Sec. 1280.66 How we handle requests to use public areas.
 (a) When you ask to use NARA property, we review your request to:
 (1) Ensure that it meets all of the provisions in this subpart and
subpart D of this part;
 (2) Determine if the public area you have requested is available on
the date and time you have requested;
 (3) Evaluate whether the requested space can accommodate your
proposed use; and
 (4) Determine the fees and costs we will charge for the event.
 (b) When we have completed this review, we will notify you of the
decision. We may ask for additional information before deciding whether
or not to approve your event.
 (c) We reserve the right to review, reject, or require changes in
any
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material, activity, or caterer you intend to use for the event.
Sec. 1280.68 Fees for using public areas.
 (a) We are authorized to charge fees for occasional, non-official
use of NARA public areas, as well as for services related to such use,
including additional cleaning, security, and other staff services. We
will either exercise this authority directly, or through the Foundation
or an authorized Presidential library foundation or support
organization.
 (b) Federal and quasi-Federal agencies, and state, local, and
tribal governmental institutions using public space for official
government functions pay fees for the costs of room rental,
administrative fees, additional cleaning, security, and other staff
services NARA provides.
 (c) You will be informed in advance and in writing of the total
estimated cost associated with using the public area of interest. If we
collect the fees directly, you will pay the National Archives Trust
Fund. If the Foundation collects the fees, you will pay the National
Archives Foundation. If a Presidential library foundation collects the
fees, they will inform you where to submit the payment.
Sec. 1280.70 Additional rules that apply to approved events.
 (a) Once we approve your event, you must provide any support people
you need to register guests, distribute approved literature, name tags,
and other material.
 (b) We must approve in advance any item that you plan to distribute
or display during your use of NARA property or facilities, or any
notice or advertisement that refers, directly or indirectly, to NARA,
the Foundation, a Presidential foundation or supporting organization,
or the National Archives Trust Fund, or incorporates any of NARA's
logos or seals (see 36 CFR 1200.2).
 (c) We must approve in advance any vendor or caterer who will work
in NARA facilities. You must comply with all NARA requirements for the
use of food and drink at your event.
 (d) You may not allow or consume food or drink in areas where
original records or historical materials are displayed.
Subpart D--Additional Information for Using Specific NARA Property
or Facilities
Sec. 1280.80 Public areas in the National Archives Building available
for events.
 You may ask to use the following areas in the National Archives
Building, Washington, DC:
 Table 1 to Sec. 1280.80
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 Area Capacity
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Rotunda Galleries......................... 250 people.
William G. McGowan Theater................ 290 people.
Archivist's Reception Room................ 125 people.
Presidential Conference Rooms............. 20 to 70 people.
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Sec. 1280.82 When public areas in the National Archives Building are
available.
 (a) Most public areas are available for set-up and use each day
from 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. The areas are not available for private
events on Federal holidays. A NARA representative must be present at
all times when non-NARA groups use NARA spaces.
 (b) Some public areas in the National Archives Building may be
available for private events or government organization use only before
or after the building closes to the public, while other public areas
may be available for such use during normal business hours, subject to
NARA's official business needs.
Sec. 1280.84 Using the Rotunda.
 (a) We do not allow private group event activities (e.g., dinner/
reception, program) to be held in the Rotunda or the exhibit galleries
in the National Archives Museum. We may, at our discretion, allow
attendees at private group events to enter the Rotunda and other Museum
areas in conjunction with their event to view the exhibits, but the
event activities themselves may not be held in those spaces. Pursuant
to Sec. 1280.46(c), event attendees may not film, photograph, or
videotape in the Rotunda or other Museum areas, including group
photographs or videos.
 (b) We may, upon application, permit other Federal agencies, quasi-
Federal agencies, and state, local, and tribal governments to use the
Rotunda for official functions, with NARA as a co-sponsor. Governmental
groups that use the Rotunda for official functions must reimburse NARA
for the cost of additional cleaning, security, and other staff
services, as for use of any other public spaces.
Sec. 1280.86 National Archives at College Park space available for
events.
 You may ask to use the following areas:
 Table 1 to Sec. 1280.86
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 Area Capacity
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Auditorium................................ 300 people.
Lecture rooms............................. 30 to 70 people (or up to
 300 with all dividers
 removed).
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Sec. 1280.88 When public areas in the National Archives at College
Park are available.
 (a) Most areas are available for set-up and use from 8:00 a.m.
until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. A
NARA staff member must be present at all times when the public area is
in use. If the space and staff are available, we may approve requests
for events held before or after these hours and on weekends or Federal
holidays.
 (b) Public areas at the National Archives at College Park are
normally available for private events or government organization use
during normal business hours.
David S. Ferriero,
Archivist of the United States.
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