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EPA Records Schedule 412

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 04/30/2011

Title: State Water Standards Files

Program: Water

Applicability: Headquarters

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 pertaining to the history, development and implementation of water standards by states and territories in accordance with Section 303(a) of the Clean Water Act.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a(1): Standards, initial development, 1965-1974 - Nonelectronic

Includes inter- and intra-state standards change request, state Attorney General enforcement certifications, EPA approvals, notices of proposed and final rulemaking for publication in the Federal Register, newspaper clippings, and related records.

Item a(2): Standards, initial development, 1965-1974 - Electronic

Includes inter- and intra-state standards change request, state Attorney General enforcement certifications, EPA approvals, notices of proposed and final rulemaking for publication in the Federal Register, newspaper clippings, and related records.

Item a(3): Standards, initial development, 1965-1974 - Electronic copy of records transferred to the National Archives

Includes inter- and intra-state standards change request, state Attorney General enforcement certifications, EPA approvals, notices of proposed and final rulemaking for publication in the Federal Register, newspaper clippings, and related records.

Item b: Standards, continuation, 1975-forward

Item c(1): History - Nonelectronic

Includes the historical summary of the development and implementation of each state's and territory's standard prior to 1972.

Item c(2): History - Electronic

Includes the historical summary of the development and implementation of each state's and territory's standard prior to 1972.

Item c(3): History - Electronic copy of records transferred to the National Archives

Item d(1): Letters from state governors on development and adoption of water standards, 1967-1971 - Nonelectronic

Includes letters and EPA staff comments and briefing memos.

Item d(2): Letters from state governors on development and adoption of water standards, 1967-1971 - Electronic

Includes letters and EPA staff comments and briefing memos.

Item d(3): Letters from state governors on development and adoption of water standards, 1967-1971 - Electronic copy of records transferred to the National Archives

Includes letters and EPA staff comments and briefing memos.

Guidance:

State oversight files are scheduled as EPA 203 and state program authorizations/approvals as EPA 204. See EPA 149 for development, review, and approval of EPA regulations, standards, and guidelines.

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:

Item e for electronic copies created with word processing and electronic mail applications deleted 08/21/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.

Custodians:

Multiple units

Related Schedules:

EPA 149, EPA 203, EPA 204

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC-412-76-7/7, 8 and 9, NC1-412-85-6/37a-b, 38 and 39

Entry: 12/21/1992

EPA Approval: 06/20/2007

NARA Approval: 08/07/2008

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