EPA Records Schedule 317
Status: Final, 08/31/2011
Title: Emergency Exemption Jackets (Section 18s)
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 state or federal requests to exempt a pesticide from certain provisions of FIFRA. Includes scope of emergency, economics, and residue and efficacy data in support of the request, scientific evaluations, action memorandum, (covers request, problem, economics, science evaluation, recommendation) and acceptance, withdrawal or denial correspondence. Also includes reports submitted by state and federal agencies during and after exemption regarding use, effect, results from use under an exemption, and Federal Register Notice for tolerance rate.
Item a: Record copy
Close inactive records upon expiration of emergency exemption.
Destroy 7 years after file closure.
Record copies are maintained by the Regulatory Support Branch, Registration Division at headquarters. Copies maintained in regional offices can be destroyed when no longer needed.
Specific legal citations include:
- Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, as amended, Sec. 18
- 40 CFR Part 166
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, Regulatory Support Branch
Previous NARA Disposal Authority:
EPA Approval: 03/09/2007
NARA Approval: 05/20/2008