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EPA Records Schedule 316

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 08/31/2011

Title: Novel Microbial Pesticide (NMP) Files

Program: Pesticides

Applicability: Headquarters

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.


Records consist of notifications to the Agency pursuant to an interim policy on small scale field testing of non-indigenous or genetically engineered microbials. The notification must be acted upon by the Agency within 90 days prior to testing in order to determine whether an Experimental Use Permit will be required. Records include pertinent correspondence from Office of Pesticide Programs Director and product manager.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy


NMP information is entered into the Pesticide Regulatory Activity Tracking System (PRATS) scheduled as EPA 089 - Information Tracking Systems.

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

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, Office of Pesticide Programs, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division

Related Schedules:

EPA 089

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:


Entry: 10/06/1994

EPA Approval: 03/09/2007

NARA Approval: 05/20/2008

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