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Department of Environmental Protection

 Record Group
Identifier: US-MeSA-06


  • Creation: 1972 -


Biographical / Historical

On July 1, 1972, the Department was formally created with a broad mandate of responsibilities extending to air, land, water, waste and other environmental areas of concern. It is charged by statute with protecting and improving the quality of our natural environment and the resources which constitute it, and with enhancing the public's opportunity to enjoy the environment by directing growth and development in a sustainable fashion.


4610 Linear Feet (4197 containers)

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Metadata Rights Declarations

Custodial History

The Maine State Archives holds the Maine State Government’s records of historical value. Records are transferred by state agencies to the Archives based on schedules set up by the records management system. These schedules describe the type of records created by the agencies and for how long they should be kept. (MRS Title 5, chapter 6, section 95-C)

Linked below are the general schedules which apply to all departments. Department-specific schedules, if any, are also included. Only current (most recent or active schedules) are included in these lists. Material may have come in under prior versions of the schedule with different descriptions or time periods. 

Department of Environmental Protection - Agency Specific Schedules (pdf)

General Schedules

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Repository Details

Part of the Maine State Archives Repository

84 State House Station
Augusta Maine 04333