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EPA Records Schedule 335

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 08/31/2011

Title: Pesticide Document Management System (PDMS): Registrant Registered Studies

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.

Description:

Records consist of published and unpublished technical documents submitted to EPA by registrants, experimenters, or other government agencies in support of, but not limited to, registration actions, petitions for tolerances, 24C's, section 18's, registration standards/special reviews, and data call-ins. The records pertain to pesticide chemistry, use, efficacy, residues, toxicology, exposure, and risks assessments, and support registration actions.

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

Guidance:

Records that are microfilmed must meet standards in 36 CFR 1230.10 and 1230.20.

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

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 items were changed in the 12/20/2006 version:

Item c for electronic copies created with word processing and electronic mail applications deleted 08/18/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.

Custodians:

Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Office of Pesticide Programs, Information Resources and Services Division, Information Services Branch

Related Schedules:

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-76-9/2 and 17, NC1-412-80-1/2 and 17, NC1-412-80-3/2, NC1-412-85-24/24 and 32, N1-412-98-3

Entry: 09/01/1992

EPA Approval: 01/08/2007

NARA Approval: 08/07/2007

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