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color, religion, or national origin and to influence the improvement in social and economic conditions in the area of Federal buildings.

(4) Copies of the final environmental statement will be transmitted to the Environmental Protection Agency and to those persons who submitted substantive comments on the draft statement or requested copies of the final statement. Unless waived by EPA, no irreversible or irretrievable action shall be taken on a project until 30 calendar days after submission of the final statement to EPA.

(8) Through the appropriate planning agencies, Health System Agencies and State Health Planning and Development Agencies authorized to perform comprehensive health planning, pursuant to the National Health Planning and Resources Development Act of 1974, shall be provided adequate opportunity to review Federal projects for construction and/or equipment involving capital expenditures exceeding $200,000 for modernization, conversion, and expansion of Federal inpatient care facilities that alter the bed capacity or modify the primary function of the facility, as well as plans for provision of major new medical services. Projects to renovate or install mechanical systems, air-conditioning systems, or other similar internal system modifications are excluded. The comments of such agencies or a certification that the agencies were provided a reasonable time to comment and failed to do so shall accompany the plan and budget requests submitted by the Federal agency to the Office of Management and Budget.

(h) Planning agencies should advise GSA of projects which may present potential areas of joint cooperation by contacting the PBS Regional Commissioner for the region in which the project is located.

8 101–19.101-1 Location of buildings.

(a) GSA, in all its determinations regarding the location of federally constructed buildings and the acquisition of leased buildings, will consider to the maximum possible extent the availability of low- and moderate-income housing for employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion, or national origin and will affirmatively further the purposes of title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.

(b) Final decisions of the Administrator of General Services will be based on the determination that such decisions will improve the management and administration of governmental activities and services and will foster the programs and policies of the Federal Government.

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§ 101-19.101-2 Agreement with Sec

retary of Housing and Urban Devel

opment. (a) The Administrator of General Services has entered into an agreement with the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to utilize the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to investigate, determine, and report to GSA findings on the availability of low- and moderateincome housing on nondiscriminatory basis with respect to proposed locations for a federally constructed building or major lease action having a significant socioeconomic impact on a community.

(b) HUD shall advise GSA and other Federal agencies with respect to actions which would increase the availability of low- and moderate-income housing on a nondiscriminatory basis, after a site has been selected for a federally constructed building or a lease executed for space and shall assist in increasing the availability of such housing through its own programs.

(c) The text of the HUD-GSA agreement is located at $ 101–19.4801.

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gional Administrator after reaching a decision

on the sites to be recommended for a facility and their priority. In the event any of the preferred sites are identified by HUD as inadequate on one or more of the grounds set forth in paragraph (c) of this section, the HUD Regional Administrator shall so advise the Assistant Secretary for Equal Opportunity. The Assistant Secretary will notify the Commissioner, Public Buildings Service, GSA, of HUD's concerns within 5 workdays after notification by the HUD Regional Administrator and agree on the time required to properly present HUD's view.

(f) GSA will provide a written explanation when, after headquarters' review, a location is selected which HUD reported inadequate with respect to one or more of the grounds set forth in paragraph (c) of this section, in accordance with the HUD-GSA Memorandum of Understanding.

8 101-19.101-3 Consultation with HUD.

(a) In the initial selection of a city or delineation of a general area for location of public buildings or leased buildings, GSA will provide the earliest possible notice to HUD of information with respect to such decisions. Regional offices of HUD, as identified by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and local planning and housing authorities will be consulted concerning the present and planned availability of low- and moderate-income housing on a nondiscriminatory basis in the area where the project is to be located during the project development investigation.

(b) Regional office representatives of HUD, as designated by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, will participate in site investigations for the purpose of providing a report to GSA on the availability of low- and moderate-income housing on a nondiscriminatory basis in the area of the investigation.

(c) The HUD Regional Administrator will transmit to the Regional Commissioner, PBS, his evaluation of the sites being considered. In any case in which a proposed site is deemed inadequate on one or more grounds; i.e., supply of low- and moderate-income housing on a non-discriminatory basis, nondiscrimination in the sale and rental of housing on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin, or availability of transportation from housing to site, the HUD Regional Administrator shall include an outline of corrective actions which, in his judgment, will be required to overcome the inadequacies noted.

(d) The following actions are subject to the provisions of the HUD/GSA Memorandum of Understanding:

(1) All project development investigations.

(2) Site selections for public buildings (or leased space in buildings to be erected by the lessor) in which 100 or more low- and moderate-income employees are expected to be employed in the new building.

(3) GSA requests HUD review in actions of special importance not covered by paragraph (d)(2) of this section.

(e) The Regional Commissioner, PBS, shall promptly notify the HUD Re

g 101–19.101-4 Affirmative action plan.

(a) Prior to the announcement of a site selected contrary to the recommendation of HUD, the involved Federal agency, GSA, HUD, and the community in which the proposed site is located will utilize the items indicated in the report of the HUD Regional Administrator as a basis for developing a written Affirmative Action Plan. The Affirmative Action Plan will insure that an adequate supply of lowand moderate-income housing will be available on a nondiscriminatory basis, and that there is adequate transportation from housing to the site before the building or space is to be occupied or within a period of 6 months thereafter. Such a plan will also contain appropriate provisions designed affirmatively to further nondiscrimination in the sale and rental of housing on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin. The Affirmative Action Plan will be prepared in accordance with section 9(g) of the HUD-GSA Memorandum of Understanding, and will include the following points:

(1) The corrective actions specified by HUD under $101–19.101-3(c).

(2) Assurance of the relocating agency that, when the old and new facilities are within the same metropolitan area, necessary effectively to comply with these regulations and to cooperate with the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development affirmatively to further the purposes of title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3601).

(b) As a minimum, agencies shall determine the number of positions by grade and an estimate of the number of employees whose jobs are being moved. Further details, such as family income and size, minority status, present home location, and status as head-of-household, may also be required depending upon

the type, scope, and circumstances of the relocation. GSA will inform agencies concerning specific situations.

(c) Federal agencies who will relocate shall provide counseling and referral service to assist their personnel in obtaining housing. GSA and HUD will cooperate in this effort.

Subpart 101-19.2-Selection and

Approval of Projects

transportation will be provided for their low- and moderate-income employees between the old facility or other suitable location and the new facility at the beginning and end of the scheduled workday until sufficient new housing is built accessible to the new facility, as provided in the affirmative action plan.

(3) All agreements which constitute an Affirmative Action Plan will be set forth in writing and will be signed by the appropriate representatives of HUD, GSA, the Federal agency involved, community bodies and agencies, and other interests whose cooperation and/or participation will be necessary to fulfill the requirements of the plan.

(b) The contents of the Affirmative Action Plan will be made public after the site selection decision has been made by GSA.

(c) The HUD Regional Administrator shall be responsible for monitoring compliance with the written Affirmative Action Plan. In the event of noncompliance, HUD and GSA shall undertake appropriate action to secure compliance. The plan should provide for commitments from the community involved to initiate and carry out all feasible efforts to obtain a sufficient quantity of low- and moderate-income housing available to the agency's personnel on a nondiscriminatory basis with adequate access to the location of the building or space. It should include commitments by the local officials having the authority to remove obstacles to the provisions of such housing when such obstacles exist and to take effective steps to insure its provision. The plan should also set forth the steps proposed by the agency to develop and implement a counseling and referral service to seek out and assist personnel to obtain such housing. As part of any plan, during as well as after its development, HUD will give priority consideration to applications for assistance under its housing programs for the housing proposed to be provided in accordance with the plan.

8 101-19.201 Determination of need.

Construction and alteration projects will be selected by the Administrator of General Services based on a continuing investigation and survey of the public building needs of the Federal Government.

§ 101-19.202 Priority of projects.

Projects shall be equitably distributed throughout the United States with due regard for the comparative urgency of the need for each project as determined by the Administrator of General Services.

$ 101-19.203 Approval of projects.

(a) All public buildings construction and alteration projects involving an expenditure in excess of $500,000 shall require approval by the Committees on Public Works of the Senate and House of Representatives.

(b) Federal agencies identifying a need for construction or alteration of a public building shall provide the necessary information, including description of the work, location, estimated maximum cost, and justification to the Administrator of General Services.

(c) The Administrator of General Services shall submit prospectuses for

$ 101-19.101-5 Agency compliance.

(a) Agencies shall cooperate with the Administrator of General Services and provide such information as may be

approval of public buildings projects to the Committees on Public Works of the Congress.

damage may be taken in an emergency prior to the submission of an alteration project prospectus.

8 101-19.302 Prospectuses for reim.

bursable alteration projects. Reimbursable alteration project prospectuses will be prepared on an "as requested" basis. A project which is to be financed in whole or in part from funds appropriated to the requesting agency may be performed without the approval of the Committes on Public Works when the agency appropriation from which payment is to be made is certified by that agency to be available without regard to the provisions of section 7 of the Public Buildings Act of 1959 (40 U.S.C. 606) and the GSA's portion of the estimated cost, if any, does not exceed $500,000.

Subpart 101–19.4-Construction

Projects

101-19.204_Cooperation and assist

ance of Federal agencies. (a) Federal agencies shall advise and cooperate in the compilation of information supporting a project. Such information shall include:

(1) A statement of net space occupied in public buildings by the Federal agency in the community for which the project is intended, and an itemization of area in square feet allocated to each specific agency function.

(2) A firm statement of entire space and facility requirements.

(3) Detailed information on space requiring special structural or mechanical facilities. Special use facilities for special purpose needs such as built-in and fixed equipment for laboratory, clinical, and other special use purposes must be incorporated into the project prior to submission of the prospectus.

(4) Identification of locations where space should be retained in preference to inclusion in the proposed project.

(b) Space requirements shall be based on currently authorized personnel and program activities including information on major changes anticipated within the next 5 years.

(c) Requested information shall be submitted within 60 days of the receipt of a request for such information,

(d) Agencies will not be permitted to make changes in approved space layout drawings submitted to GSA for new buildings, following established terminal dates, except where subsequent unusual and compelling agency developments make changes necessary. Requests for such changes will be submitted, over the signature of the head of the department or agency, to the Administrator of General Services for consideration.

§ 101-19.401 Contracting for construc

tion.

Contracting for construction services by GSA will be in accordance with chapter 1 (FPR) and chapter 5B (GSPR) of this title. The method used will be that most advantageous to the Government.

§ 101–19.402 Architectural and engi

neering services. (a) GSA will develop or acquire, by contract, designs and specifications for suitable buildings that will provide space that can be economically utilized and operated, and which are in harmony with surrounding structures in the community.

(b) The contract services of qualified private architects or engineers will be utilized to the fullest extent compatible with the public interest in the performance of architectural or engineering services in connection with the preparation of drawings and specifications for GSA construction projects.

(c) Executive agencies may contract for professional engineering, architectural, and landscape architectural services for projects which fall within the definition of a “public building" contained in section 13 of the Public Buildings Act of 1959 (40 U.S.C. 612) only when the Administrator of General

Subpart 101-19.3-Alteration

Projects

8 101-19.301 Emergency

alteration projects. Necessary measures to insure the immediate protection of personnel and facilities and for the preservation of life and the avoidance of further property

Services has delegated his responsibilities and authorities pursuant to section 15 of that Act (40 U.S.C. 614). (See § 101–19.501 regarding delegations of authority.)

capped persons will have ready access to and use of such buildings. Recordkeeping and reporting requirements (see $$ 101–19.606 and 101–19.607) are prescribed for all projects subject to this subpart.

Subpart 101-19.5-Delegation of

Authority

(Sec. 205(C), 63 Stat. 390; 40 U.S.C. 486(c))

(43 FR 16479, Apr. 19, 1978]

8 101-19.601 Authority and applicabil

ity. This subpart implements Public Law 90_480, approved August 12, 1968, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4151, et seq.). The standards prescribed herein shall apply to all Federal agencies and instrumentalities and to non-Federal organizations to the extent provided in the Act.

(Sec. 205(c), 63 Stat. 390; 40 U.S.C. 486(c))

(43 FR 16479, Apr. 19, 1978)

8 101–19.501 Conditions justifying dele

gation. The authorities and responsibilities of the Administrator of General Services under the provisions of the Public Buildings Act of 1959, as amended (40 U.S.C. 601-615), shall, except for the authority in section 4 of that Act, upon request, be delegated to the appropriate executive agency where the estimated cost of the project does not exceed $100,000 and may, in the Administrator's discretion, be delegated in cases exceeding that amount. (See section 15 of the Act.) When the estimated cost of the project exceeds $100,000, the following criteria will be applied in determining whether a delegation will be made:

(a) The staff capability of the requesting agency to negotiate and administer contracts for the various types of work involved; and

(b) Whether such a delegation will promote efficiency and economy. See $ 101–19.402(c) regarding contracts for professional engineering and architectural services.

8 101–19.502 Exercise of delegation.

Delegated work shall be performed according to standards established by the Administrator of General Services. No such delegation of authority shall exempt the person to whom it is made, or the exercise of such authority, from any provision of the Public Buildings Act of 1959, as amended (40 U.S.C. 601615).

8 101-19.602 Definitions.

The following definitions shall apply to this subpart 101–19.6:

(a) Building means any building or facility (other than a privately owned residential structure not leased by the Government for subsidized housing programs and any building or facility on a military installation designed and constructed primarily for use by able-bodied military personnel) the intended use for which will require either that the building or facility be accessible to the public or may result in the employment therein of physically handicapped persons, which is to be:

(1) Constructed or altered by, or on behalf of, the United States after September 2, 1969;

(2) Leased in whole or in part by the United States between August 12, 1968, and December 31, 1976, if constructed or altered in accordance with plans and specifications of the United States;

(3) Financed in whole or in part by a grant or a loan made by the United States after August 12, 1968, if the building or facility is subject to standards for design, construction, or alteration issued under authority of the law authorizing such a grant or loan;

(4) Constructed under authority of the National Capital Transportation Act of 1960, the National Capital Transportation Act of 1965, or title III of the

Subpart 101-19.6-Accommoda

tions for the Physically Handicapped

g 101-19.600 Scope of subpart.

This subpart prescribes standards for the design, construction, lease, and alteration of buildings to ensure, whenever possible, that physically handi

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