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EPA Records Schedule 309

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 02/01/2007

Title: Information Requests and Acknowledgment Files

Program: All Programs

Applicability: Agency-wide

Function: 305-109-02-04 - Provide Public Information, Education and Outreach

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.


Includes routine requests for information and acknowledgments.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Routine requests for information and replies

Includes requests involving no administrative actions, no policy decisions, and no special compilations or research, and requests for and transmittal of publications, photographs, and other information literature.

Item b: Acknowledgments and transmittals of inquiries and requests referred elsewhere for reply


This item is to be used by organizations such as libraries, public information centers, hotlines, and other units whose mission is to respond to public inquiries.

Public inquiries classified as Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are covered in EPA 030 - EPA 033. See also: EPA 141 for controlled and major correspondence; EPA 132 for congressional correspondence; and EPA 259 for ombudsman and citizen complaints. Other public awareness files are covered in EPA 081.

Reasons for Disposition:

This item combines items previously approved by the National Archives and provides for consistent retention, and conforms to NARA's General Records Schedule 14, items 1 and 2.


Multiple units

Related Schedules:

EPA 030, EPA 031, EPA 032, EPA 033, EPA 081, EPA 132, EPA 141, EPA 259

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-77-5/19, NC1-412-83-5/8, NC1-412-85-16/27, N1-412-86-3/25

Entry: 03/04/1992

EPA Approval: Not applicable

NARA Approval: 12/00/1998

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