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EPA Records Schedule 086

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 05/31/2007

Title: National Contingency Plan (NCP) Product Files

Program: Oil

Applicability: Agency-wide

Function: 104-010-02 - Anthropogenic Spills and Incidents Response

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.


The National Contingency Plan (NCP) requires EPA to maintain an NCP Product Schedule of dispersants and other chemical or biological products that may be authorized for use on oil discharges. Applicants who wish to list their product must submit the appropriate technical product data to EPA in accordance with 40 CFR 300, Subpart J. Records associated with NCP product files include the NCP Product Schedule and associated database, vendor applications, interim correspondence, telephone notes, Agency and contractor review documentation, correspondence, Technical Bulletins, and associated records.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy


Reference copies of the NCP Product Schedule and Technical Bulletins held in the Regions are disposable when no longer needed.

Records containing sensitive information must be shredded or otherwise definitively destroyed to protect confidentiality.

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. The retention has not changed.

Item b for electronic copies created with word processing and electronic mail applications was deleted 08/15/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.


Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, OPC

Related Schedules:

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:


Entry: 07/15/1992

EPA Approval: 11/02/2006

NARA Approval: 04/18/2007

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