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EPA Records Schedule 131

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 05/31/2008

Title: Environmental Impact Assessments of Nongovernmental Activities in Antarctica

Program: Federal Activities

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 information related to the assessment of the environmental impact of nongovernment activities, including tourism, on Antarctica. Documentation includes preliminary environmental review memoranda (PERMs), initial environmental evaluations (IEEs), and comprehensive environmental evaluations (CEEs) which are completed by operators of nongovernmental expeditions organized in or proceeding from the United States to Antarctica. Includes original and revised submissions from operators, reviews and comments, findings, correspondence, and related documents.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy

Guidance:

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 was deleted 08/16/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.

Custodians:

Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Federal Activities

Related Schedules:

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

N1-412-04-10

Entry: 06/27/2003

EPA Approval: 05/24/2007

NARA Approval: 04/04/2008

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