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EPA Records Schedule 166

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 02/13/2007

Title: Suspense 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 arranged in chronological order as a reminder that an action is required on a given date or that a reply to action is expected and, if not received, should be traced on a given date. Also called follow-up or tickler files.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: A note or other reminder to take action

Item b: The file copy or an extra copy of an outgoing communication, filed by the date on which a reply is expected


Reasons for Disposition:

Conforms to NARA's General Records Schedule 23, item 6.

Item c for electronic mail and word processing system copies was deleted 08/16/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.


Multiple units

Related Schedules:

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

Entry: 09/24/1991

EPA Approval: Not applicable

NARA Approval: 12/00/1998

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