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EPA Records Schedule 213

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 02/28/2011

Title: Water Quality Planning and Management Files

Program: Water

Applicability: Regions

Function: 108-025-02 - Manage Water Quality

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 documents relating to water quality planning, management and implementation undertaken by EPA, states, interstate, regional and local agencies. Also includes documents dealing with nonpoint source implementation projects and information on projects such as reservoirs, and nuclear power plants which may affect water quality. Includes water quality management plans, water quality reports, TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads), load allocation working papers, water quality models, correspondence and other related documents.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a(1): Final plans and annual and biennial reports - Nonelectronic

Excludes: State 305(b) water quality reports submitted to Congress by the Headquarters Office of Water covered by EPA 429.

Item a(2): Final plans and annual and biennial reports - Electronic

Excludes: State 305(b) water quality reports submitted to Congress by the Headquarters Office of Water covered by EPA 429.

Item a(3): Final plans and annual and biennial reports - Electronic copy of records transferred to the National Archives

Excludes: State 305(b) water quality reports submitted to Congress by the Headquarters Office of Water covered by EPA 429.

Item b: Supporting files

Guidance:

The state 305(b) water quality report submitted to Congress by the Headquarters Office of Water is covered by EPA 429. Copies of this report maintained in the regional offices may be destroyed when no longer needed.

See EPA 203 for records dealing with EPA oversight of state programs and EPA 204 for state program authorizations and approvals. Enforcement actions and compliance files are scheduled as EPA 207 and EPA 211, respectively.

Specific legal citations include, but are not limited to:

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:

The following items were deleted 08/17/2006:

Custodians:

Multiple units

Related Schedules:

EPA 203, EPA 204, EPA 207, EPA 211, EPA 429

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-76-1/III/4, 6, 9, 11, 12, and 25, NC1-412-85-17/4, 5, 8, 9, 10 and 18, NC1-412-85-21/8, N1-412-94-4/7

Entry: 02/28/1992

EPA Approval: 01/24/2008

NARA Approval: 05/21/2008

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