EPA Records Schedule 201
Status: Final, 04/30/2008
Title: RCRA Solid Waste Management Plans
Function: 108-025-05 - Manage Risks from Wastes
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.
Includes records that document the process for approving state and municipal plans which address all solid waste with potential adverse effects on health or the environment or opportunity for resource conservation or resource recovery. Records consist of a copy of the proposed state and municipal plan, capacity assurance plans, review and evaluation of the plan, correspondence between states and EPA, public notices and comments, plan revisions, and other related records.
Item a: Record copy
Close inactive records when plan is revised or discontinued.
Destroy 5 years after file closure.
The record copy is held by the headquarters or regional office responsible for approval of the plans. This responsibility varies according to the status of state authorization, but for most states, approval is the responsibility of the regional office. Draft documents may be destroyed by program offices after approval of the final plan. On-site reference sets of these documents may be maintained by offices other than the office of responsibility to support on-going program activities. All other informational and review copies can be destroyed when superseded or no longer needed.
Records related to state authorizations are scheduled as EPA 204 and records related to oversight of state programs are scheduled as EPA 203.
Reasons for Disposition:
The disposition instructions were rewritten 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.
EPA 203, EPA 204
Previous NARA Disposal Authority:
EPA Approval: 05/24/2007
NARA Approval: 03/17/2008