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EPA Records Schedule 225

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 06/30/2007

Title: Pesticides Facilities Files

Program: Pesticides

Applicability: Regions

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.

Description:

Contains documents relating to the manufacture, distribution, and application of pesticides products. Includes registration applications, registrations, investigation reports and supporting papers, certification forms, correspondence, and other related records.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy

Guidance:

Program offices may retain files in the office if they are likely to become an enforcement or compliance issue. EPA 207 covers enforcement action files and EPA 211 covers compliance files. See EPA 226 for pesticides imports.

Records containing sensitive information must be shredded or otherwise definitively destroyed to protect confidentiality.

Specific legal citations include:

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 deleted 08/18/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.

Custodians:

Multiple units

Related Schedules:

EPA 207, EPA 211, EPA 226

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-76-1/II/10 and 13, NC1-412-85-18/7 and 10, N1-412-94-4/14

Entry: 08/13/1992

EPA Approval: 12/20/2006

NARA Approval: 05/11/2007

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