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EPA Records Schedule 220

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 09/30/2008

Title: NESHAPS Radiation Facility and Site Files

Program: Radiation

Applicability: Regions

Function: 108-025-01-04 - Manage Radiation

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.


Documents relating to investigation of emissions into the air from radiologically contaminated sites, radioactive waste disposal sites, and industrial sources of radionuclides as air pollutants under NESHAPS (National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Pollutants). NESHAPS are standards that limit emissions from specific sources of air pollutants (chemical or radioactive) that are known or suspected to cause serious health problems. The NESHAPS for radionuclides apply to air pollutants that are hazardous because they emit radiation.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Department of Energy NESHAPS reports

Includes reports of radionuclide emissions submitted by facilities and sites owned or operated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) or its contractors.

Item b: Other federal NESHAPS reports

Includes reports of radionuclide emissions submitted by federal facilities and sites other than Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensees, and DOE owned or operated installations

Item c: Non-federal documentation

Includes radionuclide emission documentation for non-federal facilities and sites that are licensed or overseen by the NRC, the states, or other entities (e.g., Native American tribes), including NRC inspection reports, inspection referral forms, and correspondence between the NRC, its licensees, and EPA.


This item applies to NESHAPS radiation facility files held in regional offices. Records related to site or facility files of other program offices, such as Superfund, may be maintained in those offices and retired under the appropriate site or facility series. All other copies can be destroyed when no longer needed. Non-radioactive NESHAPS are scheduled as EPA 216.

Specific legal citations include:

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.

Item d 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 216

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:


Entry: 06/17/1992

EPA Approval: 07/18/2007

NARA Approval: 08/07/2008

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