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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 Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.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 A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item.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.
  • Number of pages:   17

Organization Information

The Federal Radiation Council was established by Executive Order 10831 of August 14, 1969 and by section 247 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954. The Council was to advise the President with respect to radiation matters directly or indirectly affecting health. The Council was abolished by Reorganization plan 3 of 1970, effective December 2, 1970, and functions transferred to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, and reports. Primary correspondents include John D. Ehrlichman, Peter Flanigan, Will Kriegsman, and John Whitaker. Topics include the Council's budget, Council activities, and radiation regulations.

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