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EPA Records Schedule 337

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 08/31/2011

Title: Laboratory Test Reports and Supporting Documentation

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 laboratory reports of the receipt and tests made on pesticide samples and supporting documentation. Includes lab raw data, media/reagent preparation records, quality and control records, chain of custody, test results, sterilization and calibration records, temperature and air sampling records, inspection records, state testing program-related correspondence, state SOPs, and other reports and assessments produced by or related to work performed by the OPP labs.

Tests are done in the context of state or EPA regional support. Cases may result in litigation.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy

Guidance:

Market Basket Surveys may be retired under this schedule.

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. File closure instructions have been added. 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.

Custodians:

Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Fort Meade, Micro Lab

Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Fort Meade, Analytical Chemistry Lab

Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Stennis Space Center

Related Schedules:

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-76-9/68, NC1-412-85-24/26, N1-412-95-2/15

Entry: 09/02/1992

EPA Approval: 03/09/2007

NARA Approval: 05/20/2008

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