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workforce needs. This includes consid- toring, serves as the principal adviser eration of the interrelationships be- to the Administrator in matters contween the environmental protection cerning enforcement and compliance; workforce needs of EPA and State gov- and provides the principal direction ernments. For Senior Executive Serv- and review of civil enforcement activiice (SES) personnel, SES candidates, ties for air, water, waste, pesticides, Presidential Executive Interchange toxics, and radiation. The Assistant Participants, and Management Interns,
Administrator reviews the efforts of OHRM establishes policies; assesses
each Assistant and Regional Adminisand projects Agency executive needs
trator to assure that EPA develops and and workforce capabilities; creates, es
conducts a strong and consistent entablishes, and implements training and
forcement and compliance monitoring development strategies and programs;
program. The Office manages the naprovides the full range of personnel
tional criminal enforcement program; functions; supports the Performance
ensures coordination of media office Review Board (PRB) and the Executive
administrative compliance programs, Resources Board (ERB); and reassigns
and civil and criminal enforcement acSES personnel with the concurrence of
tivities; and provides technical experthe ERB. For the areas of workforce
tise for enforcement activities. management and employee and organizational development, OHRM develops
8 1.37 Office of External Affairs. strategies, plans, and policies; coordinates Agencywide implementation of (a) Office of Federal Activities. The Ofthose strategies, plans, and policies; fice of Federal Activities is headed by and provides technical assistance to a Director who reports to the Assistant operating personnel offices and States. Administrator for External Affairs and OHRM, in cooperation with the Office supervises all the functions of the Ofof the Comptroller, evaluates problems fice. The Director acts as national prowith previous workyear use, monitors gram manager for five major programs current workyear utilization, and that include: projects future workyear needs in co- (1) The review of other agency enviordination with the Agency's budget ronmental impact statements and process. The Office is the lead office for
other major actions under the authorcoordination of human resources man
ity of Section 309 of the Clean Air Act; agement with the Agency's Strategic
(2) EPA compliance with the NaPlanning and Management System.
tional Environmental Policy Act The Office develops methodologies and
(NEPA) and related laws, directives, procedures for evaluations of Agency
and Executive policies concerning spehuman resources management activi
cial environmental areas and cultural ties; conducts evaluations of human re
resources; sources management activities Agencywide; and carries out human re
(3) Compliance with Executive policy
on American Indian affairs and the desources management projects of special interest to Agency management. The
velopment of programs for environOffice coordinates its efforts with the
mental protection on Indian lands; and Office of Administration (specifically
(4) The development and oversight of the Personnel Management Division
national programs and internal poliand the Management and Organization
cies, strategies, and procedures for imDivision), the Office of the Comp- plementing Executive Order 12088 and troller, the Office of Information Re
other administrative or statutory prosources Management, and the Office of visions concerning compliance with enPolicy, Planning and Evaluation.
vironmental requirements by Federal
facilities. The Director chairs the $ 1.35 Office of Enforcement and Com- Standing Committee on Implementapliance Monitoring.
tion of Executive Order 12088. The OfThe Office of Enforcement and Com- fice serves as the Environmental Propliance Monitoring, under the super- tection Agency's (EPA) principal point vision of the Assistant Administrator of contact and liaison with other Fedfor Enforcement and Compliance Moni- eral agencies and provides consultation
and technical assistance to those agen- ance of public affairs functions in the cies relating to EPA's areas of exper- Regional Offices of EPA, as well as at tise and responsibility. The Office ad- laboratories and other field offices. The ministers the filing and information Office of Public Affairs is responsible system for all Federal Environmental for reviewing interagency agreements Impact Statements under agreement and Headquarters purchase request reqwith the Council on Environmental uisitions expect to result in Quality (CEQ) and provides liaison tracts in the area of public information with CEQ on this function and related
and community relations. It develops matters of NEPA program administra
proposals and reviews Headquarters tion. The Office provides a central grant applications under consideration point of information for EPA and the
when public affairs goals are involved. public on environmental impact assess
(c) Office of Legislative Analysis. The ment techniques and methodologies.
Office of Legislative Analysis, under (b) Office of Public Affairs. The Office
the supervision of a Director who of Public Affairs is under the super
serves in the capacity of Legislative vision of a Director who serves as chief
Counsel, is responsible for legislative spokesperson for the Agency and as a
drafting and liaison activities relating principal adviser, along with the As
to the Agency's programs. It exercises sistant Administrator for External Af
responsibility for legislative drafting; fairs, to the Adminstrator, Deputy Administrator, and Senior Management
reports to the Office of Management Officials, on public affairs aspects of
and Budget and congressional committhe Agency's activities and programs.
tees on proposed legislation and pendThe Office of Public Affairs provides to
ing and enrolled bills, as required by
OMB Circular No. A-19 and Bulletin the media adequate and timely information as well as responses to queries
No. 72–6; provides testimony on legislafrom the media on all EPA program ac
tion and other matters before congrestivities. It assures that the policy of
sional committees; and reviews tranopenness in all information matters, as
scripts of legislative hearings. It mainenunciated by the Administrator, is
tains liaison with the Office of Conhonored in all respects. Develops publi
gressional Liaison on all Agency accations to inform the general public of
tivities of interest to the Congress. The major EPA programs and activities; it
Office works closely with the staffs of also develops informational materials
various Assistant Administrators, Asfor internal EPA use in Headquarters
sociate Administrators, Regional Adand at the Regions, Labs and Field Of
ministrators, and Staff Office Directors fices. It maintains clearance systems
in accordance with established Agency and procedures for periodicals and non- procedures, in the development of the technical information developed by
Agency's legislative program. The OfEPA for public distribution, and re
fice assists the Assistant Adminisviews all publications for public affairs
trator for External Affairs and the interests. The Office of Public Affairs Agency's senior policy officials in guidprovides policy direction for, and co- ing legislative initiatives through the ordination and oversight of EPA's com- legislative process. It advises the Asmunity relations program. It provides sistant Administrator for Administraa system for ensuring that EPA edu- tion and Resources Management in cates citizens and responds to their matters pertaining to appropriations concerns about all environmental legislation. It works closely with the issues and assures that there are oppor
Office of Federal Activities to assure tunities for public involvement in the compliance with Agency procedures for resolution of problems. The Office su- the preparation of environmental impervises the production of audio-visual pact statements, in relation to promaterials, including graphics, radio posed legislation and reports on legisand video materials, for the general lation. The Office coordinates with the public and for internal audiences, in Office of Management and Budget, support of EPA policies and programs. other agencies, and congressional staff The Office provides program direction members on matters within its area of and professional review of the perform responsibility; and develops suggested
State and local environmental legisla- Deputy Administrator in relations tive proposals, using inputs provided with State, county, and local governby other Agency components. The Leg ment officials; coordinates and assists islative Reference Library provides leg- Headquarters components in their hanislative research services for the Agen- dling of broad-gauged and issue-oricy. The Library secures and furnishes ented intergovernmental problems. It congressional materials to all EPA em- works with the Regional Administraployees and, if available, to other Gov tors and the Office of Regional Operernment agencies and private organiza ations to encourage the adoption of imtions; and it also provides the service proved methods for dealing effectively of securing, upon request, EPA reports with State and local governments on and materials for the Congress.
specific EPA program initiatives; (d) Office of Congressional Liaison. The works with the Immediate Office of the Office of Congressional Liaison is Administrator, Office of Congressional under the supervision of a Director who Liaison, Office of Public Affairs, and serves as the principal adviser to the the Regional Offices to develop and Administrator with respect to congres carry out a comprehensive liaison prosional activities. All of the functions gram; and tracks legislative initiatives and responsibilities of the Director are which affect the Agency's intergovernAgencywide and apply to the provision mental relations. It advises and supof services with respect to all of the
ports the Office Director in impleprograms and activities of the Agency.
menting the President's EnvironThe Office serves as the principal point
mental Youth Awards program. of congressional contact with the [50 FR 26721, June 28, 1985, as amended at 52 Agency and maintains an effective liai- FR 30359, Aug. 14, 1987] son with the Congress on Agency activities of interest to the Congress and, $1.39 Office of Policy, Planning and as necessary, maintains liaison with
Evaluation. Agency Regional and field officials, The Assistant Administrator for Polother Government agencies, and public icy, Planning and Evaluation services and private groups having an interest as principal adviser to the Adminisin legislative matters affecting the trator on Agency policy and planning Agency. It assures the provision of issues and as such is responsible for suprompt response to the Congress on all pervision and management of the folinquiries relating to activities of the lowing: Policy analysis; standards and Agency; and monitors and coordinates regulations; and management strategy the continuing operating contacts be and evaluation. The Assistant Admintween the staff of the Office of the istrator represents the Administrator Comptroller and staff of the Appropria with Congress and the Office of Mantions Subcommittees of Congress.
agement and Budget, and other Federal (e) Office of Community and Intergov- agencies prescribing requirements for ernmental Relations. The Office of Com conduct for Government management munity and Intergovernmental Rela- activities. tions is under the supervision of a Di (a) Office of Policy Analysis. The Ofrector who serves as the principal point fice of Policy Analysis is under the suof contact with public interest groups pervision of a Director who performs representing general purpose State and the following functions on an Agencylocal governments, and is the principal wide basis: economic analysis of Agensource of advice and information for cy programs, policies, standards, and the Administrator and the Assistant regulations, including the estimation Administrator for External Affairs on of abatement costs; research into deintergovernmental relations. The Of- veloping new benefits models; benefitfice maintains liaison on intergovern- cost analyses; impact assessments; inmental issues with the White House termediate and long-range strategic and Office of Management and Budget studies; consultation and analytical as(OMB); identifies and seeks solutions sistance in the areas described above to to emerging intergovernmental issues; senior policy and program officials and recommends and coordinates personal other offices in the Agency; developinvolvement by the Administrator and ment and coordination proposals for
major new Agency initiatives; liaison with other agencies; universities, and interest groups on major policy issues and development of coordinated Agency position; and development of integrated pollution control strategies for selected industrial and geographical areas.
(b) Office of Standards and Regulations. The Office of Standards and Regulations is under the supervision of a Director who is responsible for: involving the Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation (OPPE) in regulatory review; conducting technical and statistical analyses of proposed standards, regulations and guidelines; serving as the Agency focal point for identifying, developing and implementing alternatives to conventional “command and control" regulations; conducting analyses of Agency activities related to chemical substances and providing mechanisms for establishing regulatory priorities and resolving scientific issues affecting rulemaking; ensuring Agency compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act; evaluating and reviewing all Agency information collection requests and activities, and, in cooperation with the Office of Administration and Resources Management and the Office of Management Systems and Evaluation, evaluating Agency management and uses of data for decision-making.
(c) Office of Management Systems and Evaluation. The Office of Management Systems and Evaluation is under the supervision of a Director who directs and coordinates the development, implementation and administration of Agencywide systems for planning, tracking, and evaluating the accomplishments of Agency programs. In consultation with other offices, the Office develops long-range policy framework for Agency goals, and objectives, identifies strategies for achieving goals, establishes timetables for objectives, and ensures that programs are evaluated against their accomplishments of goals.
ministrator in matters pertaining to air and radiation programs, and is responsible for the management of these EPA programs: Program policy development and evaluation; environmental and pollution sources' standards development; enforcement of standards; program policy guidance and overview, technical support or conduct of compliance activities and evaluation of Regional air and radiation program activities; development of programs for technical assistance and technology transfer; and selected demonstration programs.
(a) Office of Mobile Sources. The Office of Mobile Sources, under the supervision of a Director, is responsible for the mobile source air pollution control functions of the Office of Air and Radiation. The Office is responsible for: Characterizing emissions from mobile sources and related fuels; developing programs for their control, including assessment of the status of control technology and in-use vehicle emissions; for carrying out, in coordination with the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Monitoring as appropriate, a regulatory compliance program to ensure adherence of mobile sources to standards; and for fostering the development of State motor vehicles emission inspection and maintenance programs.
(b) Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. The Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, under the supervision of a Director, is responsible for the air quality planning and standards functions of the Office of Air and Radiation. The Director for Air Quality Planning and Standards is responsible for emission standards for new stationary sources, and emission standards for hazardous pollutants; for developing national programs, technical policies, regulations, guidelines, and criteria for air pollution control; for assessing the national air pollution control program and the success in achieving air quality goals; for providing assistance to the States, industry and other organizations through personnel training activities and technical information; for providing technical direction and support to Regional Offices and other organizations; for
$ 1.41 Office of Air and Radiation.
The Office of Air and Radiation is under supervision of the Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation who serves as principal adviser to the Ad
evaluating Regional programs with respect to State implementation plans and strategies, technical assistance, and resource requirements and allocations for air related programs; for developing and maintaining a national air programs data system, including air quality, emissions and other technical data; and for providing effective technology transfer through the translation of technological developments into improved control program procedures.
(c) Office of Radiation Programs. The Office of Radiation Programs, under the supervision of a Director, is responsible to the Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation for the radiation activities of the Agency, including development of radiation protection criteria, standards, and policies; measurement and control of radiation exposure; and research requirements for radiation programs. The Office provides technical assistance to States through EPA Regional Offices and other agencies having radiation protection programs; establishes and directs a national surveillance and investigation program for measuring radiation levels in the environment; evaluates and assesses the impact of radiation on the general public and the environment; and maintains liaison with other public and private organizations involved in environmental radiation protection activities. The Office coordinates with and assists the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Monitoring in enforcement activities where EPA has jurisdiction. The Office provides editorial policy and guidance, and assists in preparing publications. $ 1.43 Office of Prevention, Pesticides
and Toxic Substances. The Assistant Administrator serves as the principal adviser to the Administrator in matters pertaining to assessment and regulation of pesticides and toxic substances and is responsible for managing the Agency's pesticides and toxic substances programs under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); and for promoting coordination of all Agency programs engaged in toxic sub
stances activities. The Assistant Administrator has responsibility for establishing Agency strategies for implementation and integration of the pesticides and the toxic substances programs under applicable Federal statutes; developing and operating Agency programs and policies for assessment and control of pesticides and toxic substances; developing recommendations for Agency priorities for research, monitoring, regulatory, and information-gathering activities relating to pesticides and toxic substances; developing scientific, technical, economic, and social data bases for the conduct of hazard assessments and evaluations in support of toxic substances and pesticides activities; directing pesticides and toxic substances compliance programs; providing toxic substances and pesticides program guidance to EPA Regional Offices; and monitoring, evaluating, and assessing pesticides and toxic substances program operations in EPA Headquarters and Regional Offices.
(a) Office of Pesticide Programs. The Office of Pesticide Programs, under the management of a Director and Deputy Director are responsible to the Assistant Administrator for leadership of the overall pesticide activities of the Agency under the authority of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and several provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, including the development of strategic plans for the control of the national environmental pesticide situation. Such plans are implemented by the Office of Pesticide Programs, other EPA components, other Federal agencies, or by State, local, and private sectors. The Office is also responsible for establishment of tolerance levels for pesticide residues which occur in or on food; registration and reregistration of pesticides; special review of pesticides suspected of posing unreasonable risks to human health or the environment; monitoring of pesticide residue levels in food, humans, and nontarget fish and wildlife; preparation of pesticide registration guidelines; development of standards for the registration and reregistration of pesticide products; provision of program policy direction to