EPA Records Schedule 222
Status: Final, 09/30/2008
Title: Radiological Emergency Planning
Function: 104-008-02 - EPA Emergency Preparedness
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.
EPA is responsible for establishing Protective Action Guides (PAGs) for all aspects of radiological emergency planning in coordination with appropriate federal agencies and for preparing guidance for state and local governments on implementation. Includes copies of state and local emergency response plans, inspection reports, correspondence, and safety analysis reports relating to EPA's role in providing guidance and advice to federal, state, and local officials on when and how to take protective actions as they pertain to the effects of radiation exposure to human health from accidents involving radioactive materials. State and local radiological emergency response plans are created for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and EPA receives copies. Nuclear licensees submit final safety analysis reports to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and NRC provides EPA with copies for review. The EPA files also consist of notes taken by an EPA observer at annual emergency preparedness exercises that are required by FEMA.
Item a: Record copy
Close inactive records at end of year.
Destroy 5 years after file closure.
Draft reports may be destroyed after receipt of finals.
Protective action guides (PAGs) are covered by EPA 149 for regulations, standards, and guidelines.
Records relating to the investigation of emissions into the air from radiologically contaminated sites, radioactive waste disposal sites, and industrial sources of radionuclides as air pollutants under NESHAPS are covered by schedule EPA 220. See EPA 207 covers enforcement actions and EPA 211 for compliance.
Specific legal citations include:
- 5 U.S.C. 552
- Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978
- E.O. 12127, 12148, 12241
- Presidential Directive of Dec. 7, 1979
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 b for electronic copies created with word processing and electronic mail applications deleted 08/18/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.
EPA 149, EPA 207, EPA 211, EPA 220
Previous NARA Disposal Authority:
NC1-412-76-1/II/8, NC-412-76-8/12 and 15, NC1-412-85-18/5, N1-412-98-2
EPA Approval: 07/18/2007
NARA Approval: 08/07/2008