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EPA Records Schedule 486

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 04/30/2011

Title: Inspection and Maintenance

Program: Air

Applicability: Headquarters

Function: 108-025-01-01 - Manage State and Local Air 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.


Files contain documents pertaining to state inspection and maintenance programs to control air pollution. The inspection and maintenance program is required as part of State Implementation Plans pursuant to the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1970. Records consist of policy statements on inspection and maintenance; technical analysis of emission reduction benefits; background and program supporting documentation on mobile source control and program implementation efforts; coordination between headquarters and regions on program policy and operations; development plans for providing information to the public; and technical issues such as health effects, air pollution research, emission testing, and inspection and maintenance and fuel economy.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a(1): Record copy - Nonelectronic

Item a(2): Record copy - Electronic

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


State Implementation Plans (SIPs) are scheduled as EPA 217.

Reasons for Disposition:

The following change was made in the 09/30/2009 version:

The following changes were made in the 01/31/2008 version:

Item b for electronic copies created with word processing and electronic mail applications deleted 08/22/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.

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.


Office of Air and Radiation, Regional and State Programs Branch

Related Schedules:

EPA 217

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:


Entry: 06/03/1993

EPA Approval: 07/18/2007

NARA Approval: 11/23/2009

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