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EPA Records Schedule 339

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 08/31/2011

Title: Test Method Evaluation Records

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.


Includes records related to review, evaluation, modification and validation of test methods used for the analysis of environmental samples, food, feed and pesticide products. Records consist of methods and results.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Methods reports, methods and essential laboratory raw data

Includes raw data such as chromatograms and original test method data submitted by companies.

Item b: Non-essential supporting documentation

Includes extra copies of submissions, non-reportable data, etc.


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 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, Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

Related Schedules:

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-76-9/28, NC1-412-85-24/28, N1-412-04-13

Entry: 09/03/1992

EPA Approval: 01/08/2007

NARA Approval: 08/07/2007

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