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EPA Records Schedule 464

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 09/30/2008

Title: Certification of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)

Program: Radiation

Applicability: Agency-wide

Function: 108-025-01-04 - Manage Radiation

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:

Consists of working files containing information gathered by EPA in its role as regulator of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). EPA's role is to certify that WIPP is in compliance with the disposal regulation (40 CFR 19) before Department of Energy (DOE) can begin waste emplacement. Includes DOE applications, references, and other supporting information.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy

Guidance:

Certification period begins 5 years after initial certification and continues every 5 years thereafter until the repository is closed.

See EPA 150 - Dockets for the official set of certification records.

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.

Custodians:

Office of Air and Radiation, Radiation Protection Division, Center for WIPP

Related Schedules:

EPA 150

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

N1-412-97-2

Entry: 06/29/1995

EPA Approval: 07/18/2007

NARA Approval: 08/07/2008

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