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EPA Records Schedule 317

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 08/31/2011

Title: Emergency Exemption Jackets (Section 18s)

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 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.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy


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:

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

Related Schedules:

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:


Entry: 08/20/1992

EPA Approval: 03/09/2007

NARA Approval: 05/20/2008

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