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EPA Records Schedule 429

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 09/30/2008

Title: State 305(b) Water Quality Reports

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.


The state water quality report is a biennial report prepared by state governments and submitted to EPA for review and analysis and transmission to Congress as required by the Clean Water Act, as amended, Section 305(b). Reports present a description of navigable water quality, protection of water life, elimination of pollutants, cost control, and other related records.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy


See EPA 446 - The Waterbody System (WBS) for the database of state water quality assessment information required by Section 305(b).

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 08/21/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.


Office of Water, Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds, Assessment and Watershed Protection Division, Monitoring Branch

Related Schedules:

EPA 446

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC-412-76-7/20, NC1-412-85-6/50, N1-412-95-4/3

Entry: 12/21/1992

EPA Approval: 06/20/2007

NARA Approval: 08/07/2008

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