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EPA Records Schedule 361

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 08/31/2011

Title: Scientific Data Reviews

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.


Records consist of reviews of scientific data to determine the potential hazards of pesticide chemicals. Data may pertain to toxicology, residue chemistry, ecological effects, exposure assessment, etc.

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


Toxicology reviews are available from OPP Information Services Center, Document Services Area.

Microform copies are to be produced in accordance with the standards in 36 CFR 1230.10 and 1230.20.

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

Reasons for Disposition:

The disposition instructions have been rewritten 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 disposition items were changed in the 12/20/2006 version:

Item d 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, Office of Pesticide Programs, Health Effects Division

Related Schedules:

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:


Entry: 10/08/1992

EPA Approval: 01/08/2007

NARA Approval: 08/07/2007

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