EPA Records Schedule 154
Status: (to be superseded) Final, 03/30/2007
Program: All Programs
Function: 303-099 - Proposal Development
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.
Contains documents and data relating to legislation formulated and proposed by EPA and other government agencies and executive units circulated within the Agency for evaluation and comment. Includes Office of Management and Budget (OMB) request for comments, proposed and draft bills, acts, amendments, news clips, extracts from the Congressional Record, briefing papers, hearing transcripts and reports, public and internal comments and evaluations and other background information, and related correspondence.
Item a: Record copy
Close inactive records upon final action on legislation.
Destroy 8 years after file closure.
These files are either working papers and review copies of Agency proposed legislation or office copies of federal legislation circulated for review. The official set of Agency legislative history records is maintained by the Office of Legislative Affairs and scheduled as EPA 528. See EPA 149 for regulations, standards and guidelines and EPA 150 for dockets.
Previous schedule items combined into this schedule were for the following programs: Intergovernmental Liaison, Solid Waste, Emergency and Remedial Response, Toxic Substances, Mobile Source, International Activities, Regional Water, and Research and Development. Specific item numbers are cited below.
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 is unchanged.
Item b for electronic copies created with word processing and electronic mail applications was deleted 08/16/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.
EPA 149, EPA 150, EPA 528
Previous NARA Disposal Authority:
NC174-273/3, NC1-412-75-5/2, NC1-412-76-1/III/15, NC1-412-76-15/8, NC1-412-77-5/8, NC1-412-78-2/8, NC1-412-78-10/8, NC1-412-82-12/8, NC1-412-82-8/18, NC1-412-84-1/14, NC1-412-85-4/11, NC1-412-85-7/14, NC1-412-85-10/13, NC1-412-85-12/12, NC1-412-85-14/8, NC1-412-85-17/12, NC1-412-85-22/8, N1-412-94-2/25
EPA Approval: 09/18/2006
NARA Approval: 01/26/2007