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EPA Records Schedule 217

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 12/31/2012

Title: State, Tribal and Federal Implementation Plans

Program: Air

Applicability: Agency-wide

Function: 108-025-01-01 - Manage State and Local Air 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.


Includes records that document the process for approving state, tribal and federal implementation plans (SIPs, TIPs, FIPs) for the attainment and maintenance of national ambient air quality standards for certain criteria pollutants in a given area under section 110 of the Clean Air Act. Also includes plans which establish emission standards to control designated pollutants upon EPA publication of final emission guidelines for designated facilities in accordance with section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. Consists of plan and amendments, correspondence, copies of statutes and regulations, documentation of public participation activities. Also includes documents relating to EPA's review, evaluation, and determination of the program including technical support documents, Federal Register notices, action memoranda, communications strategies, public comments, review forms, and other documents.

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

Item b: (Reserved)


Draft documents may be destroyed by program offices after approval of the final plan. Informational and review copies maintained by offices other than the office of responsibility may be destroyed when superseded or no longer needed.

Records related to oversight of states and other entities are scheduled as EPA 203. Compliance files and enforcement actions are covered in EPA 211 and EPA 207, respectively. See EPA 216 for air quality management files for other regional records pertaining to implementation and management of air quality standards.

See EPA 686 for development and enforcement of air and water standards by states maintained by the Headquarters Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and EPA 676 for development of enforcement and environmental standards by states maintained by the Office of General Counsel.

Specific legal citations include:

Reasons for Disposition:

The schedule has been revised to include tribal and federal implementation plans. 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 change was made in the 12/31/2012 version:

The following changes were made in the 01/31/2008 version:

Item c for electronic copies created with word processing and electronic mail applications deleted 08/17/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.


Multiple units

Related Schedules:

EPA 203, EPA 207, EPA 211, EPA 216, EPA 676, EPA 686

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-76-1/II/1, NC1-412-85-15/2, NC1-412-85-18/1, NC1-412-85-20/10, N1-412-94-2/34

Entry: 04/20/1992

EPA Approval: 07/18/2008

NARA Approval: 11/23/2009

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