EPA Records Schedule 490
Status: Final, 09/30/2008
Title: Emergency Planning Program For Radiological Incidents
Function: 104-008-02 - EPA Emergency Preparedness
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.
Covers EPA's program for the recognition, handling, and prevention of radiological incidents. Records consist of accident and incident reports, emergency planning symposium arrangements, model emergency plans, newspaper clips, interagency meetings and conference minutes, scenarios for power plan accident exercises, investigation reports, and related documents. There are three categories of records: emergency preparedness, emergency response, and work maps.
Item a: Record copy
Close inactive records every 2 years.
Destroy 7 years after file closure.
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. The schedule title has changed to include "radiological incidents."
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, Radiation Protection Division
- Contact: Ann Gile
- Telephone: 202-564-9224
Previous NARA Disposal Authority:
EPA Approval: 07/18/2007
NARA Approval: 08/07/2008