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EPA Records Schedule 528

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 04/30/2011

Title: Legislative History File

Program: Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations

Applicability: Headquarters

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.

Description:

Contains documents and data relating to environmental and applied type legislation for which Congress or Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests information and/or position statements from EPA. Documents also concern legislation formulated, developed, sponsored, and/or promoted by EPA. Records consist of requests from Congress/OMB for information, EPA statements and comments, bills, acts, clips from the Congressional Record, news clips, bill comparisons, copies of related and companion bills, committee reports, international and interagency notes, and memos. File also used for maintaining original or record copies of testimony provided by EPA at congressional hearings and EPA reports on enrolled bills (report to OMB stating EPA's attitude and position on bill).

Disposition Instructions:

Item a(1): Record copy - Nonelectronic

Item a(2): Record copy - Electronic

Item a(3): Electronic copy of records transferred to the National Archives

Guidance:

Documents are transferred to the legislative history file from the following: EPA 531 for enrolled bill reports and EPA 532 for congressional hearing testimony.

Reasons for Disposition:

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

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

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.

Custodians:

Office of the Administrator, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations

Related Schedules:

EPA 531, EPA 532

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC-412-75-10/8, N1-412-87-2/12

Entry: 07/14/1993

EPA Approval: 07/26/2007

NARA Approval: 01/13/2009

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