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EPA Records Schedule 133

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 01/31/2011

Title: Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Files

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.


Contains documents related to the filing of federal environmental impact statements (EISs).

The EIS file consists of drafts, final, and supplemental documents filed with the headquarters Office of Federal Activities only pursuant to 1506.9 of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the National Environmental Policy Acts, as amended.

The CEQ Federal Register Report file consists of computer-generated data summarizing the official filing of EISs received one week to be published in the Federal Register the following week, copies of abstract sheets used for data entry, the Notice of Availability published in the Federal Register under 1506.10 of the CEQ Regulations and associated materials such as time extensions, withdrawals, and corrections.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a(1)(a): EIS file - Nonelectronic

Item a(1)(b): EIS file - Electronic

Item a(1)(c): Electronic copy of records transferred to the National Archives

Item a(2): CEQ Federal Register Report file


The Headquarters Office of Federal Activities is responsible for the maintenance and disposition of the records under 1506.9 and 1506.10 of the CEQ regulations.

309 review and comment files are scheduled as EPA 135. See EPA 057 for the Environmental Review Tracking System (ERP/ERTS). NEPA preparation files are scheduled as EPA 134.

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 b for electronic copies created with word processing and electronic mail applications was deleted 08/16/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.


Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, Office of Federal Activities, NEPA Compliance Division

Related Schedules:

EPA 057, EPA 134, EPA 135

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:


Entry: 05/05/1998

EPA Approval: 05/24/2007

NARA Approval: 04/04/2008

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