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EPA Records Schedule 024

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 10/31/2007

Title: Cost Recovery Records

Program: Superfund, Oil

Applicability: Agency-wide

Function: 108-025-08 - Compliance and Enforcement

NARA Disposal Authority:

This schedule authorizes the disposition of the record copy in any media (media neutral), excluding any records already in electronic form. Records designated for permanent retention must be transferred to the National Archives in accordance with NARA standards at the time of transfer.


Site-specific records relating to activities undertaken to secure response costs from responsible parties at Superfund remedial and removal sites and oil spills. Records used for cost recovery actions include compilations of documentation that describe technical aspects of the response action and cost accounting information necessary to document the costs incurred to implement the response action. Specific types of records include the cost recovery documentation checklist, Software Package for Unique Reports (SPUR), computation schedules supporting Agency indirect costs, categorical cost summaries, contractor cost information, cost reports and invoices, treasury schedules, field expenses, letter reports/Pre-FY86 cost vouchers, payment records, payroll summaries, Federal employee timesheets, travel authorizations and vouchers, work assignments, cost summary package, cost recovery deliverables, closeout memorandum, and the 10 point document. Also includes work performance documents such as work assignments, statements of work, interagency and cooperative agreements, field notes, technical direction documents (TDDs), lab reports, monthly reports, daily activity reports, affidavits and acknowledgments of completion.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy


The cost recovery unit is responsible for maintaining the record copy of this series and implementing the process which ensures appropriate documentation is contained in the files and the disposition.

Copies of these documents may be found in other series such as:

SCORPIOS (Superfund Cost Recovery Package Imaging and On-Line System), EPA 052, is the image processing system being used to facilitate the storage and retrieval of cost documentation. Claims Against the Fund are scheduled as EPA 087. Records related to the Local Government Reimbursement Program are covered in EPA 080. See EPA 085 for Administrative Decision Records dealing with potentially responsible parties' petitioning the Fund for reimbursement.

As required by 36 CFR 1228.58, records with special restrictions such as confidential business information (CBI) or those exempted from disclosure by statute such as the Privacy Act must be shredded or otherwise definitively destroyed with witnessed disposal for records destroyed by contractors.

Specific legal citations include, but are not limited to:

Reasons for Disposition:

The disposition instructions have been rewritten as media neutral to allow for maintaining the record copy in EPA's electronic recordkeeping system.

Item b for electronic copies created with word processing and electronic mail applications was deleted 08/09/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.


Multiple units

Related Schedules:

EPA 001, EPA 010, EPA 012, EPA 013, EPA 014, EPA 018, EPA 020, EPA 025, EPA 052, EPA 080, EPA 085, EPA 087, EPA 480, EPA 481

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-85-27/II/7, NC1-412-85-27/III/6, N1-412-94-3/5, N1-412-03-11

Entry: 05/30/1991

EPA Approval: 02/27/2006

NARA Approval: 09/20/2007

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