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EPA Records Schedule 162

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 02/13/2007

Title: Word Processing Files

Program: All Programs

Applicability: Agency-wide

Function: 401 - Administrative Management

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.


Documents such as letters, messages, memoranda, reports, handbooks, directives, and manuals recorded on electronic media such as hard disks or floppy diskettes after they have been copied to an electronic recordkeeping system, paper, or microform for recordkeeping purposes.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Nonrecord copy


This scheduled item covers word processing files maintained on stand-alone or networked personal computers. Other word processing files that do not fit this description must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and can not be destroyed without a NARA-approved records schedule.

Reasons for Disposition:

Conforms to NARA General Records Schedule 23, item 2.


Multiple units

Related Schedules:

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

Entry: 09/23/1991

EPA Approval: Not applicable

NARA Approval: 08/00/1995

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