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EPA Records Schedule 356

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 03/30/2007

Title: Federal Register Notices

Program: All Programs

Applicability: Agency-wide

Function: 306-115 - Rule Publication

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 documents related to the publication of notices in the Federal Register. Includes drafts and final notices, tear sheets from the Federal Register, newspaper clippings, press releases, citations and abstracts of articles, correspondence and any logs or tracking systems.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy


Also includes copies of any notices forwarded to the Administrator or Deputy Administrator for signature, and copies that may be made part of other collections such as dockets scheduled as EPA 150. Notices signed and retained by the Administrator and Deputy Administrator are covered in EPA 519.

Copies of these documents incorporated into other files are to be retained according to the disposition instructions for the records they support.

Reasons for Disposition:

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


Multiple units

Related Schedules:

EPA 150, EPA 519

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-76-9/63, 64 and 65, NC1-412-85-24/46, N1-412-99-21

Entry: 09/16/1992

EPA Approval: 09/18/2006

NARA Approval: 01/26/2007

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