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EPA Records Schedule 676

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 02/29/2008

Title: Development of Enforcement and Environmental Standards by States

Program: General Counsel

Applicability: Agency-wide

Function: 317-260 - Mission Program Support

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:

Contains submission, progress, and status of documents pertaining to environmental standards being enacted into law by states and territories and submitted to EPA for review and approval. Records consist of letters requesting legal interpretations and opinions, copies of state acts or programs, regional office reviews and comments, and technical reviews.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Record copy

Guidance:

The record copy is maintained by the Office of General Counsel who is responsible for implementing the disposition. Copies incorporated into other files are retained according to the disposition instructions for the records they support.

Similar records maintained by the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance are scheduled as EPA 686. Other records related to operation of state programs include: EPA 203 for state oversight; EPA 204 for state program authorizations and approvals; EPA 217 for state implementation plans (SIPS); and EPA 237 for state air monitoring.

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 08/23/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.

Custodians:

Office of General Counsel

Related Schedules:

EPA 203, EPA 204, EPA 217, EPA 237, EPA 686

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC174-255/6b (TN28-C4/6b), NC1-412-84-2/4

Entry: 10/26/1993

EPA Approval: 05/24/2007

NARA Approval: 01/20/2008

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