EPA Records Schedule 504
Status: (to be superseded) Final, 08/31/2008
Title: Research Project Logbooks or Index Records
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.
Includes lists, indexes, logbooks, or other records reflecting the status of individual research projects administered by the environmental research laboratories.
Item a: Project status lists
Destroy when obsolete or superseded.
Item b: Project logbooks
Close inactive records at end of year.
Destroy 2 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 c for electronic copies created with word processing and electronic mail applications deleted 08/22/2006 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