EPA Records Schedule 444
Status: Final, 02/20/2007
Title: Industrial Facilities Discharge (IFD) File
Function: 108-025-02-02 - Manage Point Sources of Water Pollution
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 Industrial Facilities Discharge (IFD) File is a database of industrial point source dischargers to surface waters in the United States. There are three basic kinds of information:
- Facility - Includes site identification codes and summary effluent discharge.
- Discharge - Includes the components of individual discharges, including location, flow, and Standard Industrial Code (SIC). Nearly half of the direct dischargers tracked are POTWs (publicly-owned treatment works). Also includes indirect dischargers - industrial flows from industries that discharge to other facilities, such as POTWs, rather than directly to surface waters.
- Superfund sites on the National Priority List - Includes location name, State and county codes, latitude/longitude coordinates, Reach number, and the mileage offset within the reach.
Information is derived from several sources including the Permit Compliance System (PCS), the Needs Survey database, and EPA regional offices, states and local agencies. The File can be used for regulatory impact analyses, best available technology studies, regulation development, and special projects. It can be linked to other databases such as PCS and STORET as well as outside databases such as CETIS (Complex Effluent Toxicity Information System).
Item a: Electronic software program
Delete when superseded by routine software updates and quality assurance check completed or when no longer needed.
Item b: Input
Follow instructions for EPA 171 - Input and Source Records.
Item c: Electronic data
Delete when superseded or no longer needed.
Item d: Output and reports
File with related records and follow instructions for related records.
Item e: Supporting documentation
Maintain most current version and destroy when system is discontinued.
The Permit Compliance System (PCS) is scheduled as EPA 419. See EPA 405 for the Needs Survey. The Storage and Retrieval Water Quality Data Base (STORET) is covered in EPA 400 and The Waterbody System (WBS) in EPA 446.
Reasons for Disposition:
Records support operations of Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds as required by statute and regulation. Database consists of data extracted from other EPA databases already scheduled for permanent retention. It is a subset of the Permit Compliance System (PCS) for industrial permittees only with some publicly available information added.
Office of Water, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, Assessment and Watershed Protection Division
EPA 171, EPA 400, EPA 405, EPA 419, EPA 446
Previous NARA Disposal Authority:
EPA Approval: 07/14/1995
NARA Approval: 06/12/1998