EPA Records Schedule 525
Status: Final, 03/31/2009
Title: Congressional Committees File
Program: Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations
Function: 303-097 - Legislative Tracking
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.
Contains documents and data relating to the makeup, character, status, mission, and activities of Congressional committees. Records consist of membership and staff lists, operational descriptions, statements made to committees, summary of actions, schedules, hearing reports, press releases, legislative calendars, and responses to committee requests.
Excludes: EPA testimony to Congress scheduled as EPA 532 for the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations and EPA 140 for other offices.
Item a: Record copy
Close inactive records at the end of Congressional session.
Destroy 2 years after file closure.
Copies of EPA testimony to Congress maintained by the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations is covered by EPA 532. The office originating the testimony is responsible for maintaining it in accordance with EPA 140.
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.
Office of the Administrator, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations
EPA 140, EPA 532
Previous NARA Disposal Authority:
EPA Approval: 07/26/2007
NARA Approval: 01/13/2009