FG 365 (Marine Mammal Commission) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


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 Such items, if found, have been withdrawn for return to the individual with primary proprietary or commemorative interest in them.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 A Document Withdrawal Record (NA Form 14021) has been placed in the front of each folder describing each withdrawn item.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

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Organizational Note

The Marine Mammal Commission was established as an independent Commission within the Executive Branch by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, P. L. 92-522.

The Commission was established to undertake a review and study of activities of the United State pursuant to existing laws and international conventions relating to marine animals; to conduct a continuing review of the condition of stock of marine mammals, of methods for their protection and conservation, of humane means of taking marine mammals, of research programs to be conducted and of all applications for permits foe scientific research; to recommend to the Secretary of the Interior revisions, as appropriate, of the Endangered Species List with regard to marine mammals; to recommend to the Secretary of State appropriate policies regarding existing or proposed international arrangements for the protection  and conservation marine mammals and to undertake other studies and make other recommendations it deems necessary to further the protection and conservation of marine mammals.

The Commission consists of three members who are appointed by the President for three-year terms of office. The Appointments are made on the basis of nominations submitted by the Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the Director of the National Science Foundation and the Chairman of the National Academy of Sciences.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, and executive nomination. Primary correspondents include the President and White House staff Tom C. Korologos, Kenneth R. Cole, Jr., Jerry H. Jones and H. R. Haldeman.

The terms "Executive" [Ex] and "General" [Gen] are used before the code FG 365 to identify the source of the materials within a specific file. The files designated [Ex] are communications between national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, members of Congress and other prominent people. Files designated [Gen] are communications between government officials and private citizens, institutions and other private interests.

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