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EPA Records Schedule 087

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 06/30/2011

Title: Claims Against the Fund

Program: Superfund

Applicability: Agency-wide

Function: 108-024-01 - Site and Area Evaluation and Cleanup

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.

Description:

Contains records used to document the decisions made by headquarters and regional personnel concerning claims against the Fund under various sections of CERCLA. Includes a copy of the official response claim, documentation of action to settle the claim, a copy of the agreement of the final settlement of the claim, and other related records.

Also includes claims filed against the Fund under mixed funding agreements (preauthorization, cashouts, mixed work). Records particular to mixed funding agreements include the application, and a preauthorization decision document, and claims filed periodically against the Fund.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy

Guidance:

Cost recovery records are scheduled as EPA 024. Administrative decision records are covered in EPA 085.

Reasons for Disposition:

The following change was made in the 06/30/2011 version:

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.

Custodians:

Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Policy and Program Evaluation Division

Related Schedules:

EPA 024, EPA 085

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-85-10/19, NC1-412-85-18/26, N1-412-94-3/18

Entry: 05/25/1992

EPA Approval: 05/24/2007

NARA Approval: 04/18/2008

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