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EPA Records Schedule 453

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 01/31/2013

Title: Acid Deposition, Environmental Monitoring, and Quality Assurance 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.

Description:

Includes documentation related to the Agency research programs concerning acid deposition, atmospheric processes, environmental monitoring, analytical measurement techniques, quality assurance, dissemination of scientific and technical information, and related areas. Major files categories include air monitoring research, acid deposition, energy related research, radiation safety programs, monitoring instrumentation, and laboratory research coordination activities. 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)

Guidance:

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 change was made in the 07/31/2008 version:

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.

Custodians:

Office of Research and Development

Related Schedules:

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-77-5/3, NC1-412-85-22/3

Entry: 02/24/1993

EPA Approval: 08/27/2007

NARA Approval: 06/22/2008

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