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(2) Wastewater treatment works construction grant activities in the State.

educational institutions, and other organizations.

(2) Section 8001(a) Federal, State, and interstate or local authorities, agencies, and institutions, private agencies and institutions, and individuals.

(3) No grant may be made under this Act to any private profit-making organization.

(d) Public Health Service Act. Grants will be made only to a university, hospital, laboratory, other public and private institutions, and to individuals. No grant may be made under this Act to any profit-making organization.

(e) Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act-(1) Section 23(a). States. [38 FR 16059, June 20, 1973, as amended at 42 FR 56057, Oct. 20, 1977]

8 45.125 Application requirements.

Applications shall be submitted in accordance with Part 30, Subpart B of this chapter.

8 15.135 Supplemental grant conditions.

In addition to the EPA general grant conditions, each training grant shall be subject to the following conditions:

(a) The grantee shall not require the performance of personal services by individuals receiving training as a condition for assistance.

(b) Recipients of assistance under training grants shall be entitled to the normal student holidays observed by an academic institution, or the holiday and vacation schedule applicable to all trainees at a nonacademic institution.

(c) Recipients of assistance under training grants must be citizens of the United States, its territories, or possessions, or lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence,

(d) Generally training grants will provide for student support only through scholarships. Stipends are permitted when, in the judgment of the grantee, they are needed to attract qualified students: Provided, That not more than $20,000 of amounts awarded for a budget period may be used for such stipends: And further provided, That no annual stipend may be less than $1,000 or more than $3,000 with payment prorated monthly.

(e) Training grants awarded under section 111 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act will be subject to the following condition: Grantees must obtain the following agreement in writing from persons awarded scholarships under section 111 for undergraduate study of the operation and maintenance of treatment works:

8 45.130 Evaluation of applications.

Periodically, training grant applications will be evaluated for program relevance, and will compete for available funds according to priorities established by EPA. Evaluations shall be conducted by EPA staff with advisory assistance as appropriate. Considera tion will be given to the following criteria:

(a) Relevance of proposal to agency objectives, priorities, achievement of national goals and technical merit; (b) Competency of the proposed

ff in relation to the type of project involved;

(c) Feasibility of the proposal;

(d) Adequacy of applicant's resources available for the project;

(e) Amount of grant funds necessary for the completion of the project;

(f) In addition, grants awarded under section 104(g)(1) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, shall be subject to the following criteria:

(1) Assessment of need for training in a State or municipality based on such problems as violation of discharge permit conditions, and faulty or improper operation and/or maintenance of existing plants.

I agree to enter and remain in an occupation involving the design, operation, or maintenance of waste treatment works for a period of 2 years after the satisfactory completion of my studies under this program. I understand that if I fail to perform this obligation I may be required to repay the amount of my scholarship. The grantee agrees to take such action as may reasonably be required to enforce the foregoing agreement. Any sums received by the grantee shall be credited to the EPA grant payments or paid to the United States.

(f) Training grants awarded under $45.150-4 Equipment report. the Resource Conservation and Recov- No later than 90 days following the ery Act will be subject to the following end of the project period the grantee condition: Any training program or

must submit a listing of all items of project for which a Federal grant is equipment acquired with grant funds awarded to a State, interstate, munici

with an acquisition cost of $300 or pal or local authority, agency or insti.

more and having a useful life of more tution shall be the subject of public than 1 year. participation consistent with Part 249 of this chapter.

§ 45.155 Continuation grant. (38 FR 12784, May 15, 1973, as amended at To be eligible for a continuation 40 FR 20083, May 8, 1975; 42 FR 56058, Oct. grant within the approved project 20, 1977)

period, the grantee must:

(a) Have demonstrated satisfactory § 45.140 Project period.

performance during all previous The project period for a training budget periods. grant may not exceed 3 years.

(b) Submit a continuation applica

tion including an interim progress § 45.145 Allocation and allowability of report and an estimated report of excosts.

penditures. (a) Allocation and allowability of costs will be determined in accordance Subpart B-Manpower Forecastingwith $ 30.705 of this chapter.

[Reserved) (b) Costs incurred for the purchase of land or the construction of build

PART 46—FELLOWSHIPS ings are not allowable. (38 FR 12784, May 15, 1973, as amended at

12784 May 15. 1972 as amended at Sec. 40 FR 20083, May 8, 1975; 42 FR 56058, Oct.

46.100 Purpose of regulation. 20, 1977)

46.101 Applicability and scope.

46.102 Authority. 8 45.150 Reports.

46.103 Objectives.

46.104 Type of fellowships. $ 45.150-1 Interim progress report.

46.105 Definitions.

46.105-1 Full-time fellow. An application for continued sup

46.105-2 Part-time fellow. port shall include a brief (less than

46.105-3 Stipend. five pages) progress report. This prog

46.110 Benefits. ress report must show the progress

46.115 Eligibility. achieved and explain special problems 46.120 Application requirements. or delays.

46.122 Evaluation of application.

46.135 Award and duration of fellowship. 8 45.150-2 Final progress report.

46.136 Initiation of studies. A final progress report is required 90

46.140 Fellowship agreement. days prior to conclusion of the project

46.141 Fellowship agreement amendment. period. The report shall briefly docu

46.145 Payment.

46.150 Publications and thesis. ment project activities during the

46.155 Deviations. entire project period and shall set

46.165 Termination. forth the extent to which the project objectives have been achieved.

AUTHORITY: Authorities cited in $ 46.102.

SOURCE: 38 FR 16061, June 20, 1973, unless 8 45.150-3 Report of expenditures.

otherwise noted. No later than 90 days following the end of each budget period the grantee 9 46.100 Purpose of regulation. must submit a report of project ex This part establishes and codifies penditures. Final report of expendi- policies and procedures governing the tures must reflect cumulative project award of fellowships by the Environexpenditures.

mental Protection Agency.

§ 46.101 Applicability and scope.

per academic term. The fellow need This part establishes mandatory

not be pursuing an advanced degree. policies and procedures for all EPA

$ 46.105-3 Stipend. fellowships.

Supplemental financial assistance to § 46.102 Authority.

recipients of fellowships. The Environmental Protection Agency is authorized to grant fellow- 846.110 Benefits. ship awards under the following stat- (a) Recipients of assistance under utes:

this part shall be entitled to tuition (a) Section 103(b)(6) of the Clean and fees, an allowance for book and Air Act as amended (42 U.S.C.

supplies up to a maximum of $250, and 1857b(b)(6)).

the normal student holidays observed (b) Sections 104(b)(5) and by an academic institution. 104(g)(3)(B) of the Federal Water Pol

(b) Agency fellows attending fulllution Control Act, as amended (33

time may, on the basis of need, set U.S.C. 1254(b)(5) and 1254(g)(3)(B)).

forth in the application, receive an 8 46.103 Objectives.

annual stipend up to $6,500 and EPA

funds. Fellowships awarded under this part

(c) Agency fellows attending partare intended to encourage and pro

time may receive a small stipend when mote the specialized training of indi

justified by needs related to the purviduals as practitioners in pollution

pose of the fellowship. abatement and control.

(d) Special fellows may receive not 8 46.104 Type of fellowships.

more than $3,600 total annual amount

from EPA for full-time attendance (a) Agency fellowships are awarded

payable on a pro-rata monthly basis. to present or prospective employees of a regional, State, or local environmen- 8 46.115 Eligibility. tal pollution control or regulatory agency to provide training for and up

All applicants for fellowships under grading of personnel in the areas of

this part must be (a) citizens of the pollution abatement and control.

United States, its territories, or posses(b) Special fellowships are awarded

sions, or lawfully admitted to the to individuals for education and train

United States for permanent resiing in pollution control science, engi

dence, and (b) accepted by an accredneering, and technology and in spe.

ited educational institution for full or cialty areas supportive of pollution

part-time enrollment for academic abatement and control efforts.

credit in an educational program

which directly relates to pollution 8 46.105 Definitions.

abatement and control. Applicants for

agency fellowships must be present or 8 46.105-1 Full-time fellow.

prospective employees of a regional, An individual duly enrolled in an State, or local environmental pollution educational program directly relating control or regulatory agency. Present to pollution abatement and control, employees must be recommended for a and taking a minimum of 12 semester fellowship by their employing agency. or quarter hours for credit or an aca Priority in award of fellowships to demic workload otherwise defined by prospective agency employees will be the institution as a full-time curricu given to those applicants who provide lum. The fellow need not be pursuing evidence that they have explored, in an advanced degree.

direct agency contact, opportunities

for agency employment. Such appli8 46.105-2 Part-time fellow.

cants are encouraged to obtain written An individual duly enrolled in an appraisal of their employment poteneducational program directly relating tial and probability of actual employ. to pollution abatement and control, ment assuming successful completion and taking not less than 3 credit hours of the training.

16.120 Application requirements.

8 46.140 Fellowship agreement. All applications for EPA fellowships (a) The fellowship agreement is the hall be submitted to the Grants Ad written agreement, and amendments sinistration Division, Environmental thereto, between EPA and a fellowship rotection Agency, Washington, D.C. applicant in which the terms and con0460, upon such forms as the Admin- ditions governing the fellowship are strator shall prescribe and shall in stated and agreed to by both parties. lude copies of transcripts of under

(b) Upon approval of a fellowship raduate and graduate courses, as ap

for award, the fellowship agreement sropriate. The applicant must arrange

will be transmitted by certified mail for the submission of supporting docu

(return receipt requested) to the appli

cant for execution. The fellowship nents which substantiate his eligibil

agreement must be executed by the ity under $ 46.115. In addition, the ap

applicant and returned to the Grants plicant shall submit such further in

Officer within 3 weeks after receipt, or formation as may be required. Instruc

within any extension of such time that tions for filing are contained in the ap

may be permitted by the Grants Offiplication kit.

cer. The fellowship shall constitute an

obligation of Federal funds in the § 46.122 Evaluation of application.

amount and for the purposes stated in Periodically, fellowship applications the fellowship instrument only upon will be evaluated for program rel execution of the fellowship agreement evance, and will compete for available by the parties thereto. No costs may funds according to priorities estab- be incurred prior to the execution of lished by EPA. Evaluations shall be the fellowship agreement by the parconducted by EPA staff, with advisoryties thereto. assistance as appropriate. Considera

8 46.141 Fellowship tion will be given to the following cri

agreement amend

ment. teria:

(a) Appropriateness of the fellow's Approved changes to a fellowship proposed course of study to the objec

which do not substantially alter the tives and mission of the Agency.

objective or scope of the fellowship (b) Evaluation of the applicant in

may give rise to fellowship amendterms of his potential for study, as evi

ments to increase or decrease the

dollar amount, the term, or other prodenced by his academic record, letters

visions of a fellowship. A fellowship of reference, training plans, and other

amendment shall be effected only by a available information.

written amendment to the fellowship $ 46.135 Award and duration of fellow.

agreement, executed by the Grants

Officer on behalf of the Government ship.

and by the fellow on his own behalf, Notification of approval of a fellow- entered into after the effective date of ship application shall be by the trans the fellowship. mittal of the fellowship agreement for execution by the applicant pursuant 8 46.145 Payment. to $ 46.140. Notification of disapproval (a) Stipend allowance will be paid dishall be prompt and in writing. Disap- rectly to the fellow on a monthly basis proval of an application shall not pre- commencing with initiation of studies; clude reapplication. Fellowships will (b) Book allowance will be paid dinot exceed 1 year.

rectly to the fellow upon initiation of

studies. $ 46.136 Initiation of studies.

(c) Tuition and fees will be paid diStudy must be initiated pursuant to rectly to the sponsoring institution. an approved fellowship within 6

$ 46.150 Publications and thesis. months following the date of the award notice or the fellowship will be

A copy of any publication (including terminated.

any thesis) developed as a result of support under the EPA fellowship shall be submitted to the Grants Offi- an EPA fellowship may be terminated cer upon submission for publication only for good cause. If the Grants Of. No prior approval by EPA is required ficer finds that a fellow has terminatfor publication. Any written publica ed his studies without good cause, tions shall acknowledge as follows:

then he shall annul fellowship and all This publication has been financed in part

EPA fellowship funds previously paid with Federal funds from the Environmental to the fellow shall be payable to the Protection Agency under fellowship number United States as final settlement. If

--. The contents do not necessarily the Grants Officer finds that there is reflect the views and policies of the Envi

good cause for the termination of ronmental Protection Agency, nor does mention of trade names or commercial prod.

studies, he shall enter into a terminaucts constitute endorsement or recommen

tion agreement effective with the date dation for use.

of termination of studies by the

fellow. $ 46.155 Deviations.

(b) Termination by EPA. The Grants Procedures of $ 30.1000 of the EPA Officer may terminate the fellowship general grant regulations of this chap- provided that a termination action ter be applicable to fellowships.

may not be taken unless the fellow has (38 FR 16061, June 20, 1973, as amended at

received written notice of the basis for 40 FR 20083, May 8, 1975)

the proposed action and has been af

forded an opportunity to confer with 8 46.165 Termination.

appropriate EPA officials concerning (a) Termination of studies by the the proposed action. Any termination fellow. A fellow must notify EPA in action may be appealed in accordance writing when he terminates or with the Disputes Article of the EPA changes his status under the fellow- General Grant Conditions (Appendix ship agreement. Studies supported by A to Subchapter B of this title).

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