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EPA Records Schedule 320

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 08/31/2011

Title: Pesticide Chemical Inert Ingredient Master File

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 information on the chemical identity of proprietary trade name products used as inert ingredients in pesticides. Records contain correspondence, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and chemical identification of proprietary inert ingredient products.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy


Microform copies are to be produced in accordance with standards in 36 CFR 1230.10 and 1230.20.

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. Item b for the microform copy was deleted and combined with item a. The retention is unchanged.

Item c 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, Registration Support Branch

Related Schedules:

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-76-9/15, NC1-412-85-24/6b, N1-412-95-2/5

Entry: 08/20/1992

EPA Approval: 03/09/2007

NARA Approval: 05/20/2008

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