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EPA Records Schedule 157

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 08/31/2011

Title: Chemical Reviews

Program: Pesticides

Applicability: Headquarters

Function: 108-025-06-01 - Ensure Safe Use of Pesticides

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.


Records consist of complete reviews of chemical compounds. Includes draft reviews, comments, journal articles, lab reports, test products, economic impacts, use analysis or applications covering such areas as pharmacology and toxicology, residues in crops and food items, environmental samples (e.g., soil, sediment, water, fish, grass), human samples and their related materials, lab validations of registrants' methods. The records are used to support risk assessments, benefit assessment, and regulatory actions.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy


Registration analysis, which is called Screening Level Usage Analysis, is accomplished with the use of three non-EPA databases: Doane Marketing Research, Inc. (DOANE) which is proprietary, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NAS) which is associated with the FDA, and the Department of Pesticide Regulation Pesticide Use Reporting (DPR) located in California.

Scientific data reviews maintained by the Office of Pesticide Programs are scheduled as EPA 361.

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 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.


Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Office of Pesticide Programs, Biological and Economic Analysis Division

Related Schedules:

EPA 361

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-76-9/23, NC1-412-85-24/19 and 27a, N1-412-95-2/9, N1-412-05-6

Entry: 09/02/1992

EPA Approval: 03/09/2007

NARA Approval: 05/20/2008

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