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EPA Records Schedule 507

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 04/30/2011

Title: Criteria and Health Assessment Documents and Risk Assessment Guidelines

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.

Description:

Includes documentation related to the development of health, risk, and exposure assessments; risk assessment guidelines; and air and water quality criteria documents used in assessing the risk of exposure to hazardous pollutants. Assessment and criteria documents support regulatory and enforcement decisions under the various acts governing EPA. Records consist of program office requests; scientific and technical evaluations; unit risk calculations and other data compilations related to scientific assessments; references, studies, other literature search materials; document drafts; and other related records and supporting documents. Docket files are maintained for the air and water quality criteria documents.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a(1): Air quality and water quality documents - Nonelectronic

Item a(2): Air quality and water quality documents - Electronic

Item a(3): Air quality and water quality documents - Electronic copy of records transferred to the National Archives

Item b(1): Air quality criteria documents - Nonelectronic

Item b(2): Air quality criteria documents - Electronic

Item b(3): Air quality criteria documents - Electronic copy of records transferred to the National Archives

Item c(1): Water quality criteria documents - Nonelectronic

Item c(2): Water quality criteria documents - Electronic

Item c(3): Water quality criteria documents - Electronic copy of records transferred to the National Archives

Guidance:

Records containing sensitive information must be shredded or otherwise definitively destroyed to protect confidentiality.

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.

The following changes were made in the 01/31/2008 version:

Item d for electronic copies created with word processing and electronic mail applications deleted 08/22/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.

Custodians:

Office of Research and Development

Related Schedules:

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-85-23/15

Entry: 06/14/1993

EPA Approval: 08/27/2007

NARA Approval: 06/22/2008

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