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EPA Records Schedule 502

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 08/31/2008

Title: Instrument Logbooks

Program: Research and Development Laboratories

Applicability: Agency-wide

Function: 316-258 - Applied Science

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.


Consists of notebooks or logs kept by scientists in the course of performing routine, non-programmatic activities such as maintenance of equipment.

Excludes: Laboratory notebooks related to scientific research projects which are covered by EPA 501 for projects related to rulemaking and EPA 503 for projects related to basic, exploratory research.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy


Laboratory notebooks which support in-house research projects are included in EPA 501 for research project files related to rulemaking, and EPA 503 for research project files related to basic, exploratory research.

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.


Office of Research and Development

Related Schedules:

EPA 501, EPA 503

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-78-3/6, NC1-412-85-23/6, N1-412-03-18

Entry: 06/14/1993

EPA Approval: 08/27/2007

NARA Approval: 06/22/2008

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