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EPA Records Schedule 456

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 09/30/2009

Title: Laboratory Activity Report Files

Program: Research and Development

Applicability: Headquarters

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.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy


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

Related Schedules:

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-77-5/12, NC1-412-85-22/12

Entry: 02/25/1993

EPA Approval: 08/27/2007

NARA Approval: 06/22/2008

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