EPA Records Schedule 502
Status: (to be superseded) Final, 08/31/2008
Title: Instrument Logbooks
Program: Research and Development Laboratories
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.
Item a: Record copy
Close when notebook or log is complete.
Destroy 5 years after file closure.
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
EPA 501, EPA 503
Previous NARA Disposal Authority:
NC1-412-78-3/6, NC1-412-85-23/6, N1-412-03-18
EPA Approval: 08/27/2007
NARA Approval: 06/22/2008