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EPA Records Schedule 451

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 01/31/2013

Title: Environmental Process and Effects Research Program Files

Program: Research and Development

Applicability: Headquarters

Function: 316-258 - Applied Science

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 documentation related to the Agency research programs concerning air, water, pesticides, hazardous wastes, toxic substances and energy. Documentation relates to research conducted on developing scientific and technological methods and data to understand, predict and manage the entry, movement and fate of pollutants into the environment and food chain and their effects on terrestrial and aquatic organisms ecosystems. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, and all supporting documentation.

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

Item b: (Reserved)


Reasons for Disposition:

The following change was made in the 01/31/2013 version:

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.

The following changes were made in the 01/31/2008 version:

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 Research and Development

Related Schedules:

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-77-5/1, NC1-412-85-22/1

Entry: 02/24/1993

EPA Approval: 08/27/2007

NARA Approval: 06/22/2008

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