EPA Records Schedule 379
Status: Final, 08/31/2011
Title: Bilateral Programs File
Program: International Affairs
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.
Item a: Bilateral agreements
Includes official copies of all bilateral agreements and primary support documents.
Close inactive records upon termination of agreement.
Destroy 11 years after file closure.
Item b: Other records
Includes correspondence with the countries and within the EPA and information on work accomplishments.
Close inactive records at end of year.
Destroy 6 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 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
Previous NARA Disposal Authority:
EPA Approval: 07/26/2007
NARA Approval: 07/21/2009