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EPA Records Schedule 206

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 04/30/2012

Title: RCRA Corrective Action Files

Program: RCRA

Applicability: Regions

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 records documenting corrective action measures as imposed through a RCRA permit. Includes RCRA Facility Assessments (RFA), RCRA Facility Investigations (RFI), Corrective Measures Studies (CMS), Corrective Measures Implementation (CMI), and related documents.

Excludes: Corrective actions that become enforcement actions covered by EPA 207.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a(1): Corrective actions for RCRA land disposals - Nonelectronic

Item a(2): Corrective actions for RCRA land disposals - Electronic

Item a(3): Corrective actions for RCRA land disposals - Electronic copy of records transferred to the National Archives

Item b: Other RCRA corrective actions

Includes RCRA corrective actions for generators, transporters, and TSD facilities, except land disposals, as well as facilities which comply with regulations without following the usual permitting process.

Guidance:

If authorized states maintain records as long or longer than EPA, the program office may decide to review the records, except for RCRA land disposal permits, in the state offices rather than maintain copies in regional offices. If the regional office chooses to review records in state offices, it may destroy these files when no longer needed. However, in that case, the regional office may not retire the files to the FRC. If recordkeeping requirements (e.g., what records to keep and how long to keep them) for authorized states are not covered in EPA's regulations, the requirements should be established in a memorandum of understanding.

RCRA permit files are covered in EPA 478. See EPA 210 for administrative records for permits. Compliance files are covered in EPA 211.

If cases are referred to Regional Counsel for enforcement action, files become part of enforcement action files and are covered by EPA 207.

Specific legal citations include:

Reasons for Disposition:

The following changes were made in the 04/30/2012 version:

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:

The following items were deleted 08/17/2006:

Custodians:

Multiple units

Related Schedules:

EPA 207, EPA 210, EPA 211, EPA 478

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-85-20/4, NC1-412-85-21/7, N1-412-94-4/4

Entry: 02/24/1992

EPA Approval: 05/24/2007

NARA Approval: 04/18/2008

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