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long-range and strategic planning; com- those Agency laboratories engaged in oppiling reports to the Congress and the erations in support of the responsibiliPresident on Agency programs and ac- ties of the Agency Regional Administrativities; systems analysis of Agency pro tors is provided from this office. The Asgram activities, including the develop sistant Administrator for Research and ment, initiation, and monitoring of new Monitoring has the planning responsiand redirected Agency programs and bility for Agency environmental quality goals; coordinating the Agency's en monitoring programs and for selected vironmental standards and regulations demonstration programs. The functions development process; economic and in and activities of the Office of the Asdustrial analysis of the impact of abate sistant Administrator for Research and ment regulations and programs on firms, Monitoring are performed by Deputy Asindustries, and functional and geo sistant Administrators for Monitoring, graphic sectors; policy coordination, in- Program Operations, and Research. cluding analytic input to the budgetary, (a) Office of Monitoring. The Office of legislative, and policy development Monitoring, under the supervision of the processes; program progress measure Deputy Assistant Administrator for ment; and planning, policy direction, Monitoring, is responsible for planning, needs assessment, program review, and developing, coordinating, and evaluating evaluation of Agency manpower de Agency environmental quality monitorvelopment programs.

ing programs to provide effective support (c) Office of Resources Management. to the Agency's regulatory responsibiliThe Office of Resources Management, ties and other program operations and under the supervision of the Deputy activities. The Office coordinates Agency Assistant Administrator for Resources monitoring efforts with those of Federal Management, is responsible for resources agencies, the States, and other public management, including developing and bodies. It devises an overall monitoring administering a program-planning- strategy to assure the existence of an budgeting system in accordance with effective Agency monitoring capability Office of Management and Budget di- and assures timely incorporation of rectives; budget formulation, prepara newly developed monitoring techniques tion, and execution, including funding and equipment into monitoring netallotments and allocations; and financial works. The Office establishes baselines management and services, including de- in order that environmental trends may veloping and maintaining accounting be determined and standards for comsystems, fiscal controls, and systems for pliance established. It analyzes and payroll and disbursements.

presents monitoring data in an effective (d) Office of Audit. The Office of Audit, manner for use by Agency officials. under the supervision of a Director, is (b) Office of Program Operations. The responsible for development and conduct Office of Program Operations, under the of a comprehensive audit program for the supervision of the Deputy Assistant AdAgency, including the conduct of inter- ministrator for Program Operations, is nal and external audits of Agency pro- responsible for the internal programgrams and the provision of an independ ing operations of the Office of the Asent appraisal for the Administrator and sistant Administrator. The Office develother Agency officials of the program, ops, implements, and coordinates the financial, and administrative operations Agency laboratory operations program, in of the Agency.

fulfillment of research requirements $ 1.35 Office of the Assistant Adminis.

established by the Deputy Assistant Adtrator for Research and Monitoring.

ministrator for Research, the Deputy As

sistant Administrator for Monitoring, The Assistant Administrator for Re

other Assistant Administrators, and the search and Monitoring is the principal

Regional Administrators. The Office proscience adviser to the Administrator. He

vides management assistance to and suris responsible for the development, di

veillance of the national environmental rection, and conduct of a national re

research centers and field research search program in pollution control tech

laboratories. It manages the research nology. The Assistant Administrator for information program of the Office. It Research and Monitoring provides direct provides operating control of the resupervision to the activities of Agency search grants review program. laboratories engaged in national or basic (c) Office of Research. The Office of research. Technical policy direction to Research, under the supervision of the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Re search Laboratories are under the supersearch, is responsible for planning, de- vision of the Assistant Administrator for veloping, implementing, coordinating, Research and Monitoring. These instaland evaluating a comprehensive Agency lations and their primary areas of reresearch program, utilizing both internal sponsibilities are as follows: and extramural capabilities, to serve as (a) National Environmental Research a basis for achieving maximum effective Center-Research Triangle Park, N.C. ness in environmental protection and to (health effects research); provide a sound scientific basis for the (b) National Environmental Research Agency's program operations. The Office Center-Cincinnati, Ohio (pollution conassures that research goals and relative trol technology and engineering repriorities are appropriately identified search); and pursued. The Office establishes (c) National Environmental Research specific research requirements for the Center-Corvallis, Oreg. (ecological sysoverall in-house, grant, and contract tems research); and programs responsive to the needs of (d) The Western Envronmental ReAgency operating programs and activi search Laboratory at Las Vegas, Nev. ties. It provides technical direction of (radiation effects research). Agency laboratory staffs in their conduct of research projects. It assists the pro PART 2-PUBLIC INFORMATION gram operating offices in assuring that

Sec. research results are translated into op 2.100 Scope. erational solutions to environmental 2.101 General policy. problems. The Office coordinates the

Procedures applicable to the public. Agency research program with environ 2.103 Agency procedures in response to mental research programs of other gov

request.

2.104 Duties of responsible EPA office. ernmental agencies, industry, universi

2.105 Exemptions. ties, and other private and public insti

2.106 Determinations by the Office of the tutions, and provides for international

General Counsel or a Regional research programs and coordination.

Counsel.

2.107 Determinations by the Office of PubSubpart C-Field Installations

lic Affairs. $ 1.41 Regional offices.

2.107a Trade secrets and privileged or confi.

dential information. Regional offices are headed by Re 2.108 Creation of records. gional Administrators who are respon 2.109 Denial of requests for records, sible to the Administrator for the execu-,

2.110 copies of documents. tion of the regional programs of the

2.111 Payment. Agency within the boundaries of their AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 2 regions. The Regional Administrators issued under 5 U.S.C. 552, as amended by serve as the Administrator's principal

Public Law 90-23. representatives in the regions in contacts SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 2 apand relationships with Federal, State,

pear at 36 F.R. 23058, Dec. 3, 1971, unless interstate and local agencies, industry,

otherwise noted. academic institutions, and other public $ 2.100 Scope. and private groups. They are responsible for accomplishing national program ob

This part establishes procedures for

the Environmental Protection Agency jectives within their regions as estab

(EPA) to implement the provision of the lished by the Administrator, Deputy Ad

Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. ministrator, Assistant Administrators,

552(a) (3)) relating to the availability and heads of Headquarters staff offices.

to the public of identifiable records conThey develop, propose, and implement

tained in agency files, and not published an approved regional program for com in the FEDERAL REGISTER. This part is prehensive and integrated environmental applicable to all EPA components, inprotection activities. .

cluding all EPA regional offices, field in. $ 1.43 National Environmental Research

stallations and laboratories. Centers and the Western Environ. & 2.101 General policy. mental Research Laboratory.

It is the policy of EPA to make the National Environmental Research fullest possible disclosure of information Centers and their "satellite" laboratories to any person who requests information, and the Western Environmental Re- without unjustifiable expense or delay. long-range and strategic planning; com- those Agency laboratories engaged in oppiling reports to the Congress and the erations in support of the responsibiliPresident on Agency programs and ac ties of the Agency Regional Administrativities; systems analysis of Agency pro tors is provided from this office. The Asgram activities, including the develop- sistant Administrator for Research and ment, initiation, and monitoring of new Monitoring has the planning responsiand redirected Agency programs and bility for Agency environmental quality goals; coordinating the Agency's en monitoring programs and for selected vironmental standards and regulations demonstration programs. The functions development process, economic and in- and activities of the Office of the Asdustrial analysis of the impact of abate sistant Administrator for Research and ment regulations and programs on firms, Monitoring are performed by Deputy Asindustries, and functional and geo sistant Administrators for Monitoring, graphic sectors; policy coordination, in- Program Operations, and Research. cluding analytic input to the budgetary, (a) Office of Monitoring. The Office of legislative, and policy development Monitoring, under the supervision of the processes; program progress measure Deputy Assistant Administrator for ment; and planning, policy direction, Monitoring, is responsible for planning, needs assessment, program review, and developing, coordinating, and evaluating evaluation of Agency manpower de Agency environmental quality monitorvelopment programs.

ing programs to provide effective support (c) Office of Resources Management. to the Agency's regulatory responsibiliThe Office of Resources Management, ties and other program operations and under the supervision of the Deputy activities. The Office coordinates Agency Assistant Administrator for Resources monitoring efforts with those of Federal Management, is responsible for resources agencies, the States, and other public management, including developing and bodies. It devises an overall monitoring administering a program-planning strategy to assure the existence of an budgeting system in accordance with effective Agency monitoring capability Office of Management and Budget di and assures timely incorporation of rectives; budget formulation, prepara- newly developed monitoring techniques tion, and execution, including funding and equipment into monitoring netallotments and allocations; and financial works. The Office establishes baselines management and services, including de in order that environmental trends may veloping and maintaining accounting be determined and standards for comsystems, fiscal controls, and systems for pliance established. It analyzes and payroll and disbursements.

presents monitoring data in an effective (d) Office of Audit. The Office of Audit, manner for use by Agency officials. under the supervision of a Director, is (b) Office of Program Operations. The responsible for development and conduct Office of Program Operations, under the of a comprehensive audit program for the supervision of the Deputy Assistant AdAgency, including the conduct of inter ministrator for Program Operations, is nal and external audits of Agency pro responsible for the internal programgrams and the provision of an independ ing operations of the Office of the Asent appraisal for the Administrator and sistant Administrator. The Office develother Agency officials of the program, ops, implements, and coordinates the financial, and administrative operations Agency laboratory operations program, in of the Agency.

fulfillment of research requirements $ 1.35 Office of the Assistant Adminis

established by the Deputy Assistant Adtrator for Research and Monitoring.

ministrator for Research, the Deputy As

sistant Administrator for Monitoring, The Assistant Administrator for Re

other Assistant Administrators, and the search and Monitoring is the principal

Regional Administrators. The Office proscience adviser to the Administrator. He

vides management assistance to and suris responsible for the development, di

veillance of the national environmental rection, and conduct of a national re

research centers and field research search program in pollution control tech

laboratories. It manages the research nology. The Assistant Administrator for

information program of the Office. It Research and Monitoring provides direct provides operating control of the resupervision to the activities of Agency search grants review program. laboratories engaged in national or basic (c) Office of Research. The Office of research. Technical policy direction to Research, under the supervision of the

search Laboratories are under the supervision of the Assistant Administrator for Research and Monitoring. These installations and their primary areas of responsibilities are as follows:

(a) National Environmental Research Center Research Triangle Park, N.C. (health effects research);

(b) National Environmental Research Center-Cincinnati, Ohio (pollution control technology and engineering research):

(c) National Environmental Research Center—Corvallis, Oreg. (ecological systems research); and

(d) The Western Envronmental Research Laboratory at Las Vegas, Nev. (radiation effects research).

Deputy Assistant Administrator for Research, is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating a comprehensive Agency research program, utilizing both internal and extramural capabilities, to serve as a basis for achieving maximum effectiveness in environmental protection and to provide a sound scientific basis for the Agency's program operations. The Office assures that research goals and relative priorities are appropriately identified and pursued. The Office establishes specific research requirements for the overall in-house, grant, and contract programs responsive to the needs of Agency operating programs and activities. It provides technical direction of Agency laboratory staffs in their conduct of research projects. It assists the program operating offices in assuring that research results are translated into operational solutions to environmental problems. The Office coordinates the Agency research program with environmental research programs of other governmental agencies, industry, universities, and other private and public institutions, and provides for international research programs and coordination.

Subpart C-Field Installations $ 1.41 Regional offices.

Regional offices are headed by Regional Administrators who are responsible to the Administrator for the execution of the regional programs of the Agency within the boundaries of their regions. The Regional Administrators serve as the Administrator's principal representatives in the regions in contacts and relationships with Federal, State, interstate and local agencies, industry, academic institutions, and other public and private groups. They are responsible for accomplishing national program objectives within their regions as established by the Administrator, Deputy Administrator, Assistant Administrators, and heads of Headquarters staff offices. They develop, propose, and implement an approved regional program for comprehensive and integrated environmental protection activities. . . 8 1.43 National Environmental Research

Centers and the Western Environ

mental Research Laboratory. National Environmental Research Centers and their "satellite" laboratories and the Western Environmental Re

PART 2-PUBLIC INFORMATION Sec. 2.100 Scope. 2.101 General policy. 2.102 Procedures applicable to the public. 2.103 Agency procedures in response to

request. 2.104 Duties of responsible EPA office. 2.105 Exemptions. 2.106 Determinations by the Office of the

General Counselor a Regional

Counsel 2.107 Determinations by the Omce of Pub

lic Affairs. 2.107a Trade secrets and privileged or confi.

dential information. 2.108 Creation of records. 2.109 Denial of requests for records. 2.110 copies of documents. 2.111 Payment.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 2 Issued under 5 U.S.C. 552, as amended by Public Law 90-23.

SOURCE: The provisions of this part 2 appear at 36 F.R. 23058, Dec. 3, 1971, unless otherwise noted.

2.100 Scope.

This part establishes procedures for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement the provision of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 552(a) (3)) relating to the availability to the public of identifiable records contained in agency Alles, and not published in the FEDERAL REGISTER. This part is applicable to all EPA components, including all EPA regional offices, field in. stallations and laboratories. & 2.101 General policy.

It is the policy of EPA to make the fullest possible disclosure of information to any person who requests information, without unjustifiable expense or delay.

Where information is exempt under 5 noted thereon) to the EPA Office of PubU.S.C. 552(b) from mandatory dis- lic Affairs. In the event the office receivclosure, the EPA Office of Public Affairs ing the request is not the office responsimay, pursuant to $ 2.107, order dis ble for maintaining the records requested, closure in the public interest, unless such the request shall be forwarded imdisclosure is prohibited by law.

mediately to the office having such $ 2.102 Procedures applicable to the

responsibility. public.

$ 2.104 Duties of responsible EP.1 office. (a) Form of request. A request need

Within 10 working days after receipt not be in any particular form, but it (1) of a request for records, the EPA office must be in writing, and (2) must describe responsible for maintaining the records the records sought with sufficient spec requested will: ificity to permit identification.

(a) Obtain, or ascertain the location (b) Place of request. A request for of, the records requested, and, unless a records may be filed with the EPA Office determination pursuant to $ 2.106 is reof Public Affairs, 401 M Street SW., quired, inform the requesting party of Washington, D.C. 20460, or with any where the records may be inspected and, other EPA office. Requests for records if ascertainable, of the charge for furlocated in the indicated States may be nishing copies; or filed with the following EPA Regional (b) Inform the requesting party that Offices:

the search for the requested records is (1) Region 1. (Massachusetts, Connecticut,

continuing, and advise him of the anticMaine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island,

ipated date of completion of the search, Vermont), Room 2303, John F. Kennedy and of any necessary subsequent exten

Federal Building, Boston, Mass. 02203. sions of such date, at which time (but (2) Region II. (New Jersey, New York, in no event later than 30 days after Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands), Room 847,

receipt of a request for records) the 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10007.

provisions of the appropriate paragraph (3) Region III. (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, District

of this section will be promptly followed; of Columbia), Post Office Box 12900, Phila

or delphia, PA 19108.

(c) Inform the requesting party that (4) Region IV. (Alabama, Florida, Georgia,

the records sought are in the possession Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, of another Government agency; refer the South Carolina, Tennessee), Suite 300, 1421 request to the office in such other agency Peachtree Street NE., Atlanta, GA 30309.

where the records may be found; and (5) Region V. (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,

notify the requesting party of such reMinnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin), 1 North

ferral; or Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606.

(d) Inform the requesting party that (6) Region VI. (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas), 1114 Com

the records requested do not exist, to the merce Street, Dallas, TX 75202.

best knowledge of the receiving office; or (7) Region VII. (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri,

(e) Inform the requesting party that Nebraska), Room 702, 911 Walnut Street, the records requested have been pubKansas City, MO 64106.

lished in the FEDERAL REGISTER, or in any (8) Region VIII. (Colorado, Montana, North other generally available publication,

Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming), and furnish the citation to such publicaRoom 9041, Federal Office Building, 19th

tion and the place or places where it may and Stout Streets, Denver, CO 80202.

be obtained; or (9) Region IX. (Arizona, California, Hawall, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam, Trust

(f) Inform the requesting party that Territories of Pacific Islands, Wake Island), disclosure of all or part of the records 760 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. requested is under review pursuant to (10) Region X. (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, $ 2.106, and promptly forward the re

Washington), 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle,
WA 98101.

quest in accordance therewith: Provided,

That with respect to any part of the $ 2.103 Agency procedures in response records requested which is not subject to request.

to review pursuant to $ 2.106, action shall Within 10 working days after receipt of be taken promptly under the appropriate a request for records by an EPA office paragraph of this section; or other than the Office of Public Affairs, (g) Furnish such other information such office will forward a copy of the re- or take such other action as is approquest (with the date and place of receipt priate; and

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