Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration


[FWPCA]
(Record Group 382)
1948-68

OVERVIEW OF RECORDS LOCATIONS

Table of Contents

  • 382.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 382.2 HEADQUARTERS RECORDS 1937-68
  • 382.3 RECORDS OF THE NORTHEAST REGIONAL OFFICE (BOSTON, MA) 1948-66

382.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: In the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), effective December 31, 1965, by the Water Quality Act of 1965 (79 Stat. 903), October 2, 1965.

Predecessor Agencies:

Division of Water Supply and Pollution Control (DWSPC), Public Health Service (PHS), Federal Security Agency (FSA, 1949-53)
DWSPC, PHS, HEW (1953-65)

Transfers: To the Department of the Interior by Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1966, effective May 10, 1966.

Functions: Administered federal water quality improvement and pollution control programs.

Abolished: By the Water Quality Improvement Act of 1970 (84 Stat. 113), April 3, 1970.

Successor Agencies: Federal Water Quality Administration, Department of the Interior (1970); Environmental Protection Agency (1970- ).

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government. Records of the Public Health Service, 1912-1968, RG 90.
Records of the Environmental Protection Agency, RG 412.

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382.2 HEADQUARTERS RECORDS
1937-68

History: DWSPC established in PHS, FSA, to administer the Water Pollution Control Act (62 Stat. 1155), June 30, 1948. Transferred with PHS from abolished FSA to newly created HEW by Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1953, effective April 11, 1953. Abolished and functions assigned to newly established FWPCA, 1965. SEE 382.1.

Textual Records: Water study reports and related correspondence, 1964-68. Reports and publications relating to water supply and pollution in the eastern United States, 1960-65. Copies of water pollution control technical papers, 1953-67 (6,800 microfiche). Records of the National Advisory Committee on Extramural Research and Training in Water Supply and Pollution Control, 1960-65. General subject files of the Federal Water Control Administration, 1964-67. Records relating to interagency reviews, 1968. Water Pollution Control International Joint Commission Files, 1937-67.

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382.3 RECORDS OF THE NORTHEAST REGIONAL OFFICE (BOSTON, MA)
1948-66

Textual Records (in Boston): Summary reports on the quality of interstate waters, 1948-66. Interstate water and conference files, 1954-64.


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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