EPA Records Schedule 497
Status: Final, 03/31/2009
Title: Discrimination Complaints - External
Program: Civil Rights
Function: 108-025-08 - Compliance and Enforcement
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.
Records relate to the civil rights violations filed by individuals or groups who allege that their civil rights have been violated by EPA-funded entities. The records include complaints, correspondence, reports, exhibits, notices, depositions, transcripts, and other related documents.
Item a: Record copy
Close inactive records when final decision is written.
Destroy 10 years after file closure.
Environmental Appeals Board case files are covered under EPA 083.
Legal citations include:
- Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 2000d et seq.
- Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Sec. 504
- Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972
- 40 CFR Part 7
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 08/22/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.
Previous NARA Disposal Authority:
EPA Approval: 07/26/2007
NARA Approval: 01/13/2009