AGENCY: Department of Environmental Quality. Division of Air Quality

SERIES: 1722
TITLE: Air pollution monitoring equipment certifications
DATES: i 1980-
ARRANGEMENT: Alphanumerical

DESCRIPTION: This is the certification of manufacturers, the National Bureau of Standards, testing laboratories, and the bureau itself that the emission monitoring equipment used by the bureau meets federal standards. It includes the serial number of the equipment being certified, the purchase order number, the type of analysis, the name of the analyst, the date of certification, the results of the test, and the length of time the certification is valid.


Retain for 7 year(s)




Retention and disposition for this series were specifically approved by the State Records Committee.

APPROVED: 08/1986


Paper: Retain in Office for 3 years and then transfer to State Records Center. Retain in State Records Center for 4 years and then destroy.


Administrative Legal

One of the purposes of the Clean Air Act is to take action against polluters. According to federal law, any polluter given a notice of violation may appeal the government's decision. The administrative appeals process can take up to a year (40 CFR 66). Once that is exhausted, the case can be brought to district court, either by the polluter or by the government. USCA title 28 section 2401 sets a statute of limitations at 6 years. This record should be kept in case the validity of the government's findings should be challenged.