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§ 3106. —  Unlawful removal, destruction of records.



[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 44USC3106]

 
                 TITLE 44--PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS
 
           CHAPTER 31--RECORDS MANAGEMENT BY FEDERAL AGENCIES
 
Sec. 3106. Unlawful removal, destruction of records

    The head of each Federal agency shall notify the Archivist of any 
actual, impending, or threatened unlawful removal, defacing, alteration, 
or destruction of records in the custody of the agency of which he is 
the head that shall come to his attention, and with the assistance of 
the Archivist shall initiate action through the Attorney General for the 
recovery of records he knows or has reason to believe have been 
unlawfully removed from his agency, or from another Federal agency whose 
records have been transferred to his legal custody. In any case in which 
the head of the agency does not initiate an action for such recovery or 
other redress within a reasonable period of time after being notified of 
any such unlawful action, the Archivist shall request the Attorney 
General to initiate such an action, and shall notify the Congress when 
such a request has been made.

(Pub. L. 90-620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1298; Pub. L. 98-497, title I, 
Sec. 107(b)(21), title II, Sec. 203(b), Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2290, 
2294.)


                      Historical and Revision Notes

    Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., Sec. 396(f) (June 30, 1949, ch. 
288, title V, Sec. 506(f), as added Sept. 5, 1950, ch. 849, Sec. 6(d), 
64 Stat. 583).


                               Amendments

    1984--Pub. L. 98-497, Sec. 107(b)(21), substituted ``Archivist'' for 
``Administrator of General Services'' and ``Archivist'' for 
``Administrator''.
    Pub. L. 98-497, Sec. 203(b), inserted at end ``In any case in which 
the head of the agency does not initiate an action for such recovery or 
other redress within a reasonable period of time after being notified of 
any such unlawful action, the Archivist shall request the Attorney 
General to initiate such an action, and shall notify the Congress when 
such a request has been made.''


                    Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

    Amendment by Pub. L. 98-497 effective Apr. 1, 1985, see section 301 
of Pub. L. 98-497, set out as a note under section 2102 of this title.

                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

    This section is referred to in section 3102 of this title; title 25 
section 458aaa-5.



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