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EPA Records Schedule 383

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 08/31/2011

Title: Ocean Dumping Files

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.

Description:

Includes records relating to EPA participation in implementing the 1972 Ocean Dumping Treaty. Records relate to EPA chairmanship of the U.S. delegations to treaty group meetings, Agency monitoring of ocean dumping incidents, review and evaluation of ocean dumping regulations, and other related matters. Records consist of position papers, conference reports, correspondence, and other related records.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy

Guidance:

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

Custodians:

Office of International and Tribal Affairs

Related Schedules:

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-78-8/11, NC1-412-85-16/15

Entry: 12/08/1992

EPA Approval: 07/26/2007

NARA Approval: 07/21/2009

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