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EPA Records Schedule 693

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 04/30/2011

Title: Enforcement - Toxic Substances Program

Program: Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

Applicability: Headquarters

Function: 108-025-08 - Compliance and Enforcement

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 pertaining to the compliance monitoring and enforcement program for controlling toxic substances. Documents and data relating to statements of program, guidance, policies, strategies, analysis of state laws, interim and final authorities and statements of Attorney General.

Also contains documents pertaining to EPA's enforcement of toxic substances statutes, regulations, and standards. Documents include case development and litigation support files, background studies, legal documents, opinions, reports, attorney work product, surveillance reports, violation notices and compliance orders.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Compliance monitoring and enforcement for controlling toxic substances

Item b(1): Enforcement of toxic substances statutes, regulations, and standards - Nonelectronic

Item b(2): Enforcement of toxic substances statutes, regulations, and standards - Electronic

Item b(3): Enforcement of toxic substances statutes, regulations, and standards - Electronic copy of records transferred to the National Archives

Guidance:

See EPA 207 for enforcement actions referred to Regional Counsel.

Reasons for Disposition:

The disposition instructions have been rewritten as media neutral to allow for maintaining the record copy in EPA's recordkeeping system. The retention has not changed.

The following changes were made in the 02/29/2008 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 Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

Related Schedules:

EPA 207

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-85-13/10f(1) and (2)

Entry: 11/03/1993

EPA Approval: 11/16/2006

NARA Approval: 04/18/2007

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