EPA Records Schedule 359
Status: Final, 08/31/2011
Title: Administrative Hearing and Judicial Action Files
Function: 108-025-08 - Compliance and Enforcement
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 case files containing documents on disputed Agency actions heard by Hearing Examiners or Administrative Law Judges. Includes hearing notices, subpoenas, legal briefs, transcripts, judicial opinions, court orders, decisions by Examiners, etc.
Also includes technical support files for General Counsel in securing technical data, obtaining and preparing expert witnesses, reading witnesses for testimony, and providing technical aid to attorneys. Records consist of witness lists and resumes, scenarios, technical data references, journal articles, lab reports, etc.
Item a: Record copy
Close inactive records upon the completion of the case or hearing.
Destroy 15 years after file closure.
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 b 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 and Reregistration Division
- Contact: Mario Fiol
- Telephone: 703-308-8049
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Environmental Fate and Effects Division
- Contact: Dave Brassard
- Telephone: 703-305-5932
Previous NARA Disposal Authority:
EPA Approval: 03/09/2007
NARA Approval: 05/20/2008