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EPA Records Schedule 194

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 01/31/2011

Title: Annual Headquarters Operating Guidance Paper and Regional Guidance Plan

Program: Policy, Economics, and Innovation

Applicability: Headquarters

Function: 301-093 - Program Monitoring

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.


Consists of the overall plan covering the objectives of the Agency, the priority and strategy for their attainment, the group assigned task responsibility, and the anticipated date of completion. Plan represents the prime product of the Management by Objective process, and the collective strategy studies for implementing environmental legislation. Separate write-ups are made for Headquarters and Regions.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a(1): Record copy - Nonelectronic

Item a(2): Record copy - Electronic

Item a(3): Electronic copy of records transferred to the National Archives


Disposition is for the record copy maintained in the Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation at Headquarters. Copies of these records maintained by submitting offices are to be maintained as part of their program development files covered by EPA 145. All other copies can be destroyed when no longer needed. Agency program plans review files are scheduled as EPA 195.

Reasons for Disposition:

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.

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.


Office of the Administrator, Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation

Related Schedules:

EPA 145, EPA 195

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:


Entry: 02/27/1992

EPA Approval: 07/26/2007

NARA Approval: 01/13/2009

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