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EPA Records Schedule 379

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 08/31/2011

Title: Bilateral Programs File

Program: International Affairs

Applicability: Headquarters

Function: 114-041-01 - International Environmental Cooperation and Agreements

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 evaluation of all international bilateral activities involving EPA and foreign organizations and governments. Agreements relate to areas of environmental concern to the U.S. and other countries.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Bilateral agreements

Includes official copies of all bilateral agreements and primary support documents.

Item b: Other records

Includes correspondence with the countries and within the EPA and information on work accomplishments.


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 has not changed.

Item c for electronic copies created with word processing and electronic mail applications deleted 08/21/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.


Office of International and Tribal Affairs

Related Schedules:

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-78-8/7, NC1-412-85-16/11

Entry: 12/08/1992

EPA Approval: 07/26/2007

NARA Approval: 07/21/2009

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