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EPA Records Schedule 482

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 01/31/2010

Title: Certification Records

Program: Air

Applicability: National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (NVFEL)

Function: 108-025-01-01-02 - Manage Mobile Air Pollution Sources

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.


Contains documents related to manufacturers applications and EPA actions for emission certification under the Clean Air Act for motor vehicles, locomotives, and non-road mobile sources. Includes technical product descriptions, test results, copies of the certificate of conformity, notices of violations, and other related documents.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy


Electronic manufacturer submissions are covered by the Certification and Fuel Economy Information System (CFEIS), scheduled as EPA 485.

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 08/22/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.


Office of Air and Radiation, Certification and Compliance Div.

Related Schedules:

EPA 485

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC1-412-85-14/10 and 11, N1-412-02-9

Entry: 06/05/1993

EPA Approval: 07/18/2007

NARA Approval: 11/23/2009

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