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EPA Records Schedule 248

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 08/31/2011

Title: TSCA Section 13 Imports

Program: Toxic Substances

Applicability: Headquarters

Function: 108-025-06-02 - Manage Toxic Substances

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 contain documents from various companies concerning the importation of a chemical substance or mixtures regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act. Most of the current documents maintained by the EPA consist primarily of certification statements and correspondence from various companies documenting the receipt of shipment as well as certification of compliance.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy


The offices of record for files governed by this schedule are the Non-Confidential Information Center (NCIC) and the Confidential Business Information Center (CBIC).

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

The Secretary of the Treasury works in consultation with the EPA Administrator if a chemical substance, mixture, or article is refused entry into the customs territory of the United States.

Early records associated with Section 13 primarily document development of the rule. EPA 149 - Regulations, Standards, and Guidelines can be used to disposition these types of records.

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.


Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Chemical Control Division

Related Schedules:

EPA 149

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:


Entry: 04/25/1995

EPA Approval: 12/19/2006

NARA Approval: 03/17/2008

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