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EPA Records Schedule 458

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 08/31/2008

Title: Water Supply Laboratory Certification Program Files

Program: Research and Development

Applicability: Headquarters

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.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy


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

Related Schedules:

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-77-5/14, NC1-412-85-22/14

Entry: 02/25/1993

EPA Approval: 08/27/2007

NARA Approval: 06/22/2008

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