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EPA Records Schedule 414

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 04/30/2011

Title: Effluent Guidelines Studies (EFG)

Program: Water

Applicability: Headquarters

Function: 108-025-02-02-01 - Develop Effluent Guidelines

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.


The Effluent Guidelines Studies (EFG) contain information collected on an industry-by-industry basis to support development of various technology-based effluent guidelines. Studies were conducted separately and with different study leaders. Information collected includes questionnaires covering engineering and economic information on individual plants. The questionnaires are supplemented by sampling and analyses from waste water discharge points and secondary engineering and economic information. Information may include: plant name and location, plant size and age, wastewater characteristics, wastewater controls, treatment technologies, types of products/services, waste use, costs of wastewater treatment, and pollution prevention practices.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a(1): Completed studies - Nonelectronic

Item a(2): Completed studies - Electronic

Item a(3): Completed studies - Electronic copy of records transferred to the National Archives

Item b: Supporting documentation


Records related to the development, review, and approval of regulations, standards, and guidelines are scheduled as EPA 149. Dockets are covered in EPA 150.

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


Office of Water, Office of Science and Technology, Engineering and Analysis Division, Environmental Engineering Branch

Related Schedules:

EPA 149, EPA 150

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:


Entry: 01/06/1993

EPA Approval: 06/20/2007

NARA Approval: 08/07/2008

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