EPA Records Schedule 690
Status: (to be superseded) Final, 04/30/2011
Title: Enforcement - Hazardous Waste Program
Program: Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
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.
Contains documents pertaining to the compliance monitoring and enforcement program for controlling hazardous waste. Includes documents and data relating to statements of program, guidance, policies, strategies, analysis of state laws, interim and final authorities and statements of Attorney General.
Also contains documents pertaining to EPA's enforcement of hazardous waste statutes, regulations, and standards. Documents include case development and litigation support files, background studies, legal documents, opinions, reports, attorney work product, surveillance reports, violation notices and compliance orders.
Item a: Compliance monitoring and enforcement for controlling hazardous waste relating to state programs
Close inactive records upon completion of program.
Destroy 20 years after file closure.
Item b(1): Enforcement of hazardous waste statutes, regulations, and standards - Nonelectronic
Close inactive records upon completion of action or appeals.
Transfer to the National Archives in 5 year blocks 15 years after file closure.
Item b(2): Enforcement of hazardous waste statutes, regulations, and standards - Electronic
Close inactive records upon completion of action or appeals
Transfer to the National Archives 5 years after file closure, with any related documentation and external finding aids, as specified in 36 CFR 1235.44-1235.50 or standards applicable at the time.
Item b(3): Enforcement of hazardous waste statutes, regulations, and standards - Electronic copy of records transferred to the National Archives
Close file upon transfer to the National Archives.
Delete after electronic record copy is successfully transferred to the National Archives.
See EPA 025 for Superfund site-specific enforcement actions and EPA 207 for other enforcement actions referred to Regional Counsel.
Reasons for Disposition:
The following changes were made in the 07/313/2008 version:
- Divided item b into three subitems, b(1)-(3).
- Revised the titles of disposition items b(1)-(3).
- Revised the disposition instruction for item b(3).
The disposition instructions have been rewritten to allow for maintaining the record copy in EPA's electronic recordkeeping system. The retention has not changed.
Item c for electronic copies created with word processing and electronic mail applications deleted 08/23/2006 pursuant to NARA Bulletin 2006-04.
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
EPA 025, EPA 207
Previous NARA Disposal Authority:
NC174-255/13c (TN-28-C3/6c), NC1-412-85-13/10c(1) and (2)
EPA Approval: 11/16/2006
NARA Approval: 04/04/2007