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EDITORIAL NOTE: Subchapter C-Air Programs is continued in the volumes containing 40
to provide for the treatment of the en
vironment as a single interrelated PART 1-STATEMENT OF ORGANIZA
system. Complementary to these activ
ities are the Agency's coordination and TION AND GENERAL INFORMA
support of research and antipollution TION
activities carried out by State and
local governments, private and public Subpart A-Introduction
groups, individuals, and educational
institutions. EPA reinforces efforts 1.1 Creation and authority.
among other Federal agencies with re1.3 Purpose and functions.
spect to the impact of their operations 1.5 Organization and general information.
on the environment. 1.7 Location of principal offices. Subpart B—Headquarters
§ 1.5 Organization and general informa
tion. 1.21 General. 1.23 Office of the Administrator.
(a) The U.S. Environmental Protec1.25 Staff offices.
tion Agency's basic organization con1.27 Office of the Assistant Administrator sists of headquarters and 10 regional for Air, Noise, and Radiation.
offices. EPA headquarters in Washing1.29 Office of the Assistant Administrator ton, D.C. maintains overall planning, for Water and Waste Management.
coordination, and control of EPA pro1.31 Office of the Assistant Administrator
grams. Regional Administrators head for Enforcement. 1.33 Office of the Assistant Administrator
the regional offices and are responsifor Planning and Management.
ble directly to the Administrator for 1.35 Office of the Assistant Administrator the execution of the regional profor Research and Development.
grams of the Agency within the 1.36 Office of the Assistant Administrator boundaries of their regions. for Toxic Substances.
(b) EPA Management Directives
System contains definitive statements Subpart C-EPA Field Installations
of EPA's organization, policies, proce1.41 Regional Offices.
dures, assignments of responsibility, AUTHORITY: 5 U.S.C. 552.
and delegations of authority. Copies
are available for public inspection and SOURCE: 43 FR 28479, June 30, 1978, unless
copying at the Management and Orgaotherwise noted.
nization Division, 401 M Street SW.,
Washington, D.C. 20460. Information Subpart A-Introduction
can be obtained from the Office of
Public Awareness at a regional office. 8 1.1 Creation and authority.
(c) EPA conducts procurement purReorganization Plan 3 of 1970, estab- suant to the Federal Property and Adlished the U.S. Environmental Protec ministrative Services Act, the Federal tion Agency in the executive branch as Procurement Regulations, and implean independent agency, effective De menting EPA regulations. cember 2, 1970.
8 1.7 Location of principal offices. 8 1.3 Purpose and functions.
(a) The EPA headquarters is in The U.S. Environmental Protection Washington, D.C. The mailing address Agency permits coordinated and effec- is 401 M Street SW., Washington, D.C. tive governmental action to assure the 20460. protection of the environment by (b) The addresses of and States abating and controlling pollution on a served by the EPA regional offices (see systematic basis. Reorganization Plan $ 1.41) are: 3 of 1970 transferred to EPA a variety (1) Region I, Environmental Protecof research, monitoring, standard set- tion Agency, Room 2203, John F. Kenting, and enforcement activities relat- nedy Federal Building, Boston, Mass. ed to pollution abatement and control 02203. (Connecticut, Maine, Massachu
setts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Subpart B-Headquarters and Vermont.)
(2) Region II, Environmental Protec. 81.21 General. tion Agency, Room 1009, 26 Federal
EPA Headquarters is comprised of Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10007. (New
(a) the Office of the Administrator; Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and
(b) eight staff offices which advise the the Virgin Islands.)
Administrator on EPA activities and (3) Region III, Environmental Pro
programs with respect to their astection Agency, Curtis Building, Sixth signed areas of responsibility; and (c) and Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. six operational offices, each headed by 19106. (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsyl- an Assistant Administrator and revania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the sponsible for a major EPA functional District of Columbia.)
or program area. (4) Region IV, Environmental Protection Agency, 345 Courtland Street
8 1.23 Office of the Administrator. NE., Atlanta, Ga. 30308. (Alabama, The Environmental Protection Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississip- Agency is headed by an Administrator pi, North Carolina, South Carolina, who is appointed from civilian life by and Tennessee.)
the President by and with the consent (5) Region V, Environmental Protec
of the Senate. The Administrator is retion Agency, 230 South Dearborn sponsible to the President for providStreet, Chicago, Ill. 60604. (Illinois, In
ing overall supervision to the Agency. diana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and
He is assisted by a Deputy AdministraWisconsin.)
tor who is appointed from civilian life
by the President by and with the con(6) Region VI, Environmental Pro
sent of the Senate. The Deputy Adtection Agency, First International
ministrator assists the Administrator Building, 1201 Elm Street, Dallas, Tex.
in the discharge of his duties and re75270. (Arkansas, Louisiana, New
sponsibilities and serves as Acting AdMexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.)
ministrator in the absence of the Ad(7) Region VII, Environmental Pro
ministrator. tection Agency, 1735 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, Mo. 64108. $1.25 Staff offices. (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebras
(a) Office of Administrative Law ka) changed to Region VII, Environ
Judges. The Office of Administrative mental Protection Agency, 324 E. 11th
Law Judges, under the supervision of Street, Kansas City, Mo. 64106. (Iowa, the Chief Administrative Law Judge is Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska).
responsible for presiding over and con(8) Region VIII, Environmental Pro ducting formal hearings in accordance tection Agency, Lincoln Tower, 1860 with sections 556 and 557 of title 5 of Lincoln Street, Denver, Colo. 80203. the United States Code (formerly the (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Administrative Procedure Act) and South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.) other hearings, and issuance of initial
(9) Region IX, Environmental Pro decisions, if appropriate, in such protection Agency, 215 Fremont Street,
ceedings. The office provides superviSan Francisco, Calif. 94105. (Arizona,
sion of the Administrative Law Judges California, Hawaii, Nevada, American
in certain Agency regional offices who Samoa, Trust Territories of the Pacific
operate as a component of the Office
of Administrative Law Judges. The Islands, Guam, Wake Island, and the
Office provides the Agency Hearing Northern Marianas.)
Clerk. (10) Region X, Environmental Pro
(b) Office of Civil Rights. The Office tection Agency, 1200 Sixth Avenue,
of Civil Rights, under the supervision Seattle, Wash. 98101. (Alaska, Idaho,
of a Director, serves as the principal Oregon, and Washington.)
adviser to the Administrator with re(43 FR 28479, June 30, 1978, as amended at
spect to EPA's civil rights program.
spect to 44 FR 41778, July 18, 1979)
The office develops policies, procedures, and regulations to implement the Agency's civil rights responsibil. It develops policy guidance and proities and provides direction to regional vides oversight of the Agency's educaand field Directors of Civil Rights. tion and manpower development proThe office implements and monitors gram. The office collaborates with the the Agency's equal employment oppor- Office of the Assistant Administrator tunity program; provides advice and for Enforcement and the regional ofguidance to EPA program officials and fices in assuring compliance by FederRegional Administrators on EEO mat- al activities with applicable environters; serves as advocate for furthering mental standards. of career opportunities for minorities (d) Office of International Activities. and women; and processes complaints The Office of International Activities, of discrimination for Agency disposi under the supervision of an Associate tion. The office assures: (1) Maximum Administrator, provides leadership to participation of minority business en and collaborates with the Agency terprises under EPA contracts and planning and resources management grants; (2) equal employment opportu- officials and with program managers nity under Agency contracts and con- in the development of international struction contracts under Agency programs and activities designed to grants; (3) compliance with the Davis- further the overall mission of the EnBacon and related acts; (4) compliance vironmental Protection Agency, subwith the nondiscrimination on account ject to U.S. foreign policy objectives of age and physical handicap provi established by the President and the sions of laws affecting Agency pro- Secretary of State. The office develops grams; and (5) that services or benefits policies, procedures, and agreements dispensed under any program or activ for the conduct of international activiity receiving Agency financial assist ties, and coordinates the conduct of all ance are dispensed on a nondiscrimina- Agency international activities, assurtory basis.
ing that adequate program, scientific, (c) Office of Environmental Review and technical inputs are provided. The Office of Environmental Review, (e) Office of Legislation. The Office under the supervision of a Director of Legislation, under the supervision develops and recommends policies and of a Director, serves as the principal procedures for national programs deal- point of congressional contact with ing with environmental problems aris- the Agency. The office reviews and ading from Federal facilities and federal- vises the Administrator and other ly supported or authorized activities. Agency officials on all legislative proThe office develops internal policies posals originating within or affecting and strategies for carrying out EPA's the Agency. It prepares, reviews, and responsibilities for controlling environ obtains clearance of proposed legislamental pollution from Federal facili- tion and reports on legislation; perties and from federally authorized or forms legislative drafting services; cosupported activities. It develops poli- ordinates preparation of testimony; cies and procedures for the processing and reviews transcripts of hearings. of environmental impact statements The office maintains an effective liaisubmitted to EPA and coordinates the son with the Congress on Agency acreview of those impact statements on tions of interest to the Congress, and, actions having a high degree of na- as necessary, maintains liaison with tional controversy, visibility, or signifi- Agency regional and field officials, cance. It develops policies and proce other Government agencies, and dures for preparation of impact state public and private groups having an ments on EPA's own activities. It pro interest in legislative matters affecting vides a clearinghouse mechanism for the Agency. It assures prompt rereceiving inquiries or requests from sponse to the Congress on all inquiries Federal agencies for consultation and relating to activities of the Agency. technical assistance. It reviews other (f) Office of Public Awareness. The Federal agencies' policies and proce- Office of Public Awareness, under the dures for correcting environmental supervision of a Director, is responsiproblems at Federal facilities and rec ble for providing newsworthy informaommends changes where appropriate. tion to the various communications