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EPA Records Schedule 686

Status: (to be superseded) Final, 04/30/2011

Title: Development and Enforcement of Air and Water Standards by States

Program: Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

Applicability: Headquarters

Function: 108-025-08 - Compliance and Enforcement

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 records related to the development of air and water standards, including submission, progress, and status of clean air standards being enacted into law by states and territories and submitted to EPA for review and approval.

Disposition Instructions:

Item a: Air standards - Legal interpretations and opinions

Includes letters requesting legal interpretations and opinions, copies of state acts or programs, regional office review and comments, and technical reviews.

Item b(1): Water standards - Legal interpretations and opinions

Includes letters requesting legal interpretations and opinions, copies of state acts or programs, regional office reviews and comments, and technical reviews, letters to governors approving action by state to clean up a water body, press releases, state publications on pollution control directions to industry, and summaries of state action.

Item b(2)(a): Water standards - Documents pertaining to waterways - Nonelectronic

Includes documents pertaining to the waterways within and bordered by the states, the industries within the states, activities of the states relative to the permit program, development of state clean water acts and agencies to monitor and enforce them, and cases referred by EPA to DOJ for action.

Item b(2)(b): Water standards - Documents pertaining to waterways - Electronic

Includes documents pertaining to the waterways within and bordered by the states, the industries within the states, activities of the states relative to the permit program, development of state clean water acts and agencies to monitor and enforce them, and cases referred by EPA to DOJ for action.

Item b(2)(c): Water standards - Documents pertaining to waterways - Electronic copy of records transferred to the National Archives

Includes documents pertaining to the waterways within and bordered by the states, the industries within the states, activities of the states relative to the permit program, development of state clean water acts and agencies to monitor and enforce them, and cases referred by EPA to DOJ for action.

Item b(3): Water standards - Documents pertaining to interim program for controlling water pollutants

Includes documents and data relating to statement of program, analysis of state laws, interim authorization, various programs and authorities, and statements from Attorney General.

Guidance:

Similar records maintained by the Office of General Counsel are scheduled as EPA 676 for development of enforcement and environmental standards by states. Other records related to operation of state programs include: EPA 203 for state oversight; EPA 204 for state program authorizations and approvals; and EPA 217 for state implementation plans (SIPS).

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 following changes were made in the 02/29/2008 version:

Item c for electronic copies created with word processing and electronic mail applications deleted 08/23/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.

Custodians:

Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance

Related Schedules:

EPA 203, EPA 204, EPA 217, EPA 676

Previous NARA Disposal Authority:

NC174-255/12a, b(1), b(2) and 13b(1), NC1-412-85-13/8

Entry: 11/03/1993

EPA Approval: 11/16/2006

NARA Approval: 07/16/2007

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