EPA Records Schedule 458
Status: Final, 08/31/2008
Title: Water Supply Laboratory Certification Program Files
Program: Research and Development
Function: 316-258-04 - Monitoring/Modeling Methods Development
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 used to develop evaluation procedures and quality assurance criteria for all laboratories analyzing public drinking water. Records consist of documentation related to developing a procedures manual for laboratory certification, comments on the certification procedures for states, other government agencies, and private groups, minutes of work group meetings, and other related records.
Item a: Record copy
Close inactive records upon completion of project.
Destroy 3 years after file closure.
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.
Office of Research and Development
Previous NARA Disposal Authority:
EPA Approval: 08/27/2007
NARA Approval: 06/22/2008