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Collection and Retention Procedures for Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Collected Using E-Discovery Tools

This procedure is designed to support the collection of potentially responsive information using automated E-Discovery tools that rely on keywords, key phrases, index queries, or other technological assistance to retrieve Electronically Stored Information (ESI) from EPA systems in response to information requests.

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