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Approved For Release 2002/05/02: CIA-RDP79-00498A00030 , b~06-f DD/A 76-0456 7 January 1976 MEMORANDUM FOR: Secretary, CIA Management Committee SUBJECT Revision to the CIA Regulatory System 1. I am submitting for scheduling on a forthcoming CIA Management Committee agenda the attached proposed revision to the CIA Regulatory System. 2. It is believed that such regulatory revision will permit us to more promptly incorporate policy and procedural changes, provide timely guidance to our employees, and enable the regulations to better endure public scrutiny. 3. It is requested that you schedule the matter for CIA Management Committee review. /sI Join F. B1& John F. Blake Deputy Director for Administration Distribution: brig t 14 - Adse 1 - DDCI 1 - ER DD/A Subject w/Att 1 - DD/A Chrono w/Att 1 - JFB Chrono w/o Att O-DD/A:der (7 Januar 1976) / _ vF (1~~~r?6) Approved For Release 2002/05/02 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000300060006-6 C.ASS1r USE, ONLY'', Approved For Re'fe i OZ,lO'51U2 !~ lA%?7~-V 4f98A000300060006-6 /ISAS INrr+ room number, and TO.. (Officer desiAr+ building) 5226 DAT! OFFICER'S INITIALS COMMENTS (Number such comment to show from whom to whom. Drew a lines oaoss column after each comment.) T': T, .,.... a4 ?.r411% II D0 .his suggestion tnat',1 the. authority for` each regulation appear on the printed matter I see no :? :;;.problem in incorporating '> .this thought by amending ::the annotation on each ::page,- which -presently ,indicates the date of the revision,' to include the -authority-for the 'revision as well.: We could-do this.-, by changing the wording of the .annotation from "Revised-3 January-1976" to "Approved by the DDA, '3 January 1976." ^ SECRET 3-62 FORM 610 us! E t5;;rr5 ^ CONFIDENTIAL ^ USE INTERNAL ^ UNCLASSIFIED ONLY Approved For Release 2002/05/02 CIA-RDP79-00498A000300060006-6 -UNCLASSIFIED SUBJECT: (Optional) STATI T TO: (Officer designation, room number, and building) DD/A ^ INTERNAL USE ONLY C/ISAS 2Q EC 1975 CONFIDENTIAL I [D SECRET OFFICER'S I COMMENTS (Number each comment to show from whom INITIALS to whom. Draw a line across column after each comment.) Dr~J Jill an ft')1 :+11 1y'(! / v It r L" l l~~cu~~ f ATINIL FORM use EDITIONS 3-62 610 us ^ SECRET INTERNAL ^ CONFIDENTIAL ^ U SE ONLY ^ UNCLASSIFIED Approved For Release 2002/05/02 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000300060006-6 STATINTL Approved For Release 2002/05/02 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000300060006-6 Next 5 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2002/05/02 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000300060006-6 Approved For Release 2002/05/02 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000300060006HR PUBLICATIONS I.. THE AGENCY REGULATORY SYSTEM a. - GENERAL (1) The Agency regulatory system consists of regulations, notices, and handbooks. These issuances prescribe-- policies and procedures essential to the control and The development of regulatory issuances is a-coopera, tive effort that requires careful and accurate staff initiators and coordinators, and prompt b rk y . wo resolution OT in publication. Such'delays create a hardship on Agency personnel-who must depend on an up-to-date- regulatory system for guidance. Regulatory. proposals generally will- be sent to Agency coordinators for comment and suggestions, except that proposals that are routine in. nature, that republish statutory provisions, or that promulgate directives or instructions issued by executive departments or agencies requiring CIA compliance, need not be coordinated. (4) The General Counsel or his designee will-review all Agency11regulatory materials and proposals, in whatever form, for their legality. b. TYPES OF ISSUANCES. The types of issuances are: (1) Headquartersl regulations (HR I Approved For Release 2002/05/02 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000300060006-6 STATINTIx_; STATINTL HR Approved For Release 2002/05/02 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000300060006-6 PUBLICATIONS which are the basic medium for prescribing used to disseminate transitory Rory Headquarters supplement procedures jw ci ces i t nc I I which-are.-:, Information.'_ They will medium to convey permanent handbooks (HHB which regulations by providing the detailed" necessary to effect Agency policies. c. RESPONSIBILITIES AND PROCEDURES (1) The Deputy Director for Administration is responsible. directives of a continuing nature. They prescribe policy, establish organization, delegate authority, Headquarters system.. He determines the extent to which regulatory. proposals are coordinated and establishes the time' limits within which coordination is to be completed. The component initiating a regulatory proposal is responsible for obtaining the comments of other for. the administration of the Agency regulatory components within the same directorate having related or interdependent responsibilities and functions, or whose activities or personnel are substantially affected thereby, before submitting the proposal to the Regulations Control Branch (RCB) for processing. -2- Approved For Release 2002/05/02 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000300060006-6 P U B L I Q# d&I @18 For Release 2002/05/02: CIA-RDP79-00498A00030006000194 The Regulations Control Branch is responsible for processing regulatory proposals, establishing and maintaining editorial standards, and initiating regulatory proposals as appropriate. When coordination is required, RCB will forward regulatory proposals to the appropriate Agency coordinators requesting comments within time limits not to exceed 30 days. Coordinators will make every effort to respond-within the established time limits, but may request extensions up to the 30 day limit. Comments submitted by coordinators after the 30 day limit will not be .considered unless a request for further extension has been submitted in writing to the Deputy Director for Administration by the Deputy Director or Head of Independent Office concerned. (4) If coordinator comments involve substantive differences, RCB, if necessary, will bring together the initiator and the commenting components for attempted resolution of differences. (5) Upon expiration of the time limit for coordination, RCB will prepare a final version of the proposal for distribution to the coordinators, and will notify the coordinators that this version will be forwarded for authentication.. Approved For Release 2002/05/02 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000300060006-6 yI U For Release 2002/05/02 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000300069R0 PUB L I CH STATI NTL (6) A coordinator who does not concur in the final version of a regulatory proposal may request Management Committee review of the proposal by submitting a memorandum of non-concurrence through RCB to the Secretary of the Management Committee within ten (10) days of receipt of the final version. The Management Committee will resolve the differences and notify RCB. d. AUTHENTICATION. Agency regulatory issuances are published only upon approval by the Director of Central Intelligence or by the Deputy Director for Administration for Headquarters issuances and the V I "~ I I I V I L Deputy Director for operations for issuances. The authority for each regulatory issuance or revision will be noted on the printed issuance. Approved For Release 2002/05/02 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000300060006-6