Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
This page includes information on Federal Records Management laws and regulations that must be followed when managing government records. These laws and regulations will provide guidance on how to develop policies and procedures to ensure the effectiveness and continuity of your records management program.
5 U.S.C. Chapter 5, Subchapter II - Administrative Procedure
§ 552. Public information; agency rules, opinions, orders, records, and proceedings (Freedom of Information Act, as amended)
§ 552a. Records maintained on individuals (Privacy Act of 1974, as amended)
§ 553. Rule making (Administrative Procedure Act)
18 U.S.C. Chapter 101 - Records and Reports
§ 2071. Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally
18 U.S.C. Chapter 121 - Stored Wire and Electronic Communications and Transactional Records Access (Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986)
28 U.S.C. Chapter 115 - Evidence; Documentary
§ 1732. Record made in regular course of business; photographic copies [Uniform Photographic Copies of Business and Public Records as Evidence Act (UPA)]
31 U.S.C. Chapter 11 - The Budget and Fiscal, Budget, and Program Information (Budget and Accounting Procedures Act of 1950)
40 U.S.C. Subtitle III - Information Technology Management (Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, also known as the Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996)
44 U.S.C. Chapter 21 - National Archives and Records Administration
44 U.S.C. Chapter 29 - Records Management by the Archivist of the United States and by the Administrator of General Services
44 U.S.C. Chapter 31 - Records Management by Federal Agencies (Federal Records Act)
44 U.S.C. Chapter 33 - Disposal of Records (Federal Records Disposal Act)
44 U.S.C. Chapter 35 - Coordination of Federal Information Policy (Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, as amended; Paperwork Reduction Reauthorization Act of 1995; and Government Paperwork Elimination Act)