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EPA Records Schedule 674

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 04/30/2011

Title: Legal Interpretation and Opinions

Program: General Counsel

Applicability: Agency-wide

Function: 317-260 - Mission Program Support

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 requests for and responses to requests for legal interpretations and opinions relative to the intent and application of environmental laws and regulations.

Also includes background material including letters, memos, laboratory reports, Federal Register clippings, and excerpts from court transcripts.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a(1): Requests for and responses - Nonelectronic

Item a(2): Requests for and responses - Electronic

Item a(3): Requests for and responses - Electronic copy of records transferred to the National Archives

Item b: Background material

Guidance:

The record copy is maintained by the Office of General Counsel who is responsible for implementing the disposition. Copies incorporated into other files are retained according to the disposition instructions for the records they support.

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 c for electronic copies created with word processing and electronic mail applications deleted 08/23/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.

Custodians:

Office of General Counsel

Related Schedules:

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC174-255/4, NC1-412-84-2/2

Entry: 10/26/1993

EPA Approval: 05/24/2007

NARA Approval: 01/20/2008

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