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EPA Records Schedule 324

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 08/31/2011

Title: Special Review 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 were formerly called Rebuttal Presumption Against Registration (RPAR). File contains data used in review of a chemical suspected of meeting risk criteria in the following areas: acute and chronic toxicity, reproduction, reduction in wildlife, endangered species and non-target animals, and lack of emergency treatment. Files include correspondence, exposure/risk and benefit analyses, environmental fate profiles, Federal Register notices, technical literature, company submitted data, science reviews, evaluation and validation of rebuttals, Scientific Advisory Panel reports and United States Department of Agriculture reports, registration data, press releases, draft and final position documents with comments, concurrences, and associated bibliographies.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a(1): Record copy - Nonelectronic

Item a(2): Record copy - Electronic

Item a(3): Electronic copy of records transferred to the National Archives


Records are indexed as part of the Pesticides Document Management System (PDMS), scheduled as EPA 335.

Records that are microformed are to be produced in accordance with standards in 36 CFR 1230.10 and 36 CFR 1230.20.

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.

The following changes were made in the 02/29/2008 version:

The following disposition items were changed in the 12/20/2006 version:

Item d 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, Special Review Branch

Related Schedules:

EPA 335

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:


Entry: 03/21/1992

EPA Approval: 01/08/2007

NARA Approval: 08/07/2007

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