EPA Records Schedule 456
Status: Final, 09/30/2009
Title: Laboratory Activity Report Files
Program: Research and Development
Function: 301-092 - Program Evaluation
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 monthly or quarterly activity reports from the several environmental research laboratories and associated field stations to their responsible headquarters program offices. These reports show program activity not reflected in the Planned Program Accomplishments and Project Descriptions. Records consist of the reports, related correspondence, or other supporting documentation.
Item a: Record copy
Close inactive records at end of year.
Destroy 3 years after file closure.
Reasons for Disposition:
The disposition instructions have been rewritten as media neutral to allow 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.
Office of Research and Development
Previous NARA Disposal Authority:
EPA Approval: 08/27/2007
NARA Approval: 06/22/2008