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FG 117 (Federal Committee on Pest Control)

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These Presidential historical materials are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (44 U.S.C. 2111 note), and implementing regulations. In accordance with the act and regulations, archivists reviewed the file group to identify private or personal as well as non-historical items. Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.

Materials covered by this act have been archivally processed and are described in this finding aid. Items that are security classified or otherwise restricted under the act and regulations have been removed and placed in a closed file. A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item. Employees of the National Archives will review periodically the unclassified portions of closed materials for the purpose of opening those which no longer require restrictions. Classified documents may be reviewed for declassification under authority of Executive Order 13526 in response to Mandatory Review Request (NA Form 14020) submitted by the researcher.

  • Linear measurement of materials:   < 1 in.
  • Approximate number of pages:   40

Organization Information

The Federal Committee on Pest Control was created by the Department of Agriculture, Interior, Defense, and Health, Education, and Welfare in 1961. There was no statutory authority or Executive Order for its existence. The Committee was originally called the Federal Pest Control Review Board. The Committee reviewed plans for and maintained review of pest control programs in which there was active participation on the part of the Federal Government. The Committee was to coordinate all Federal pest control activities to see that the total public interest was served in terms of safety and effectiveness.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, reports, and press releases. Primary correspondents include Bill Hopkins, Ken Cole, and Jim Frey. Topics include description of the Committee's activities, its background and charter, and the Environmental Quality Council.

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