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ant Administrator as described in $ 6.14 (2) Contracts—() Sole-source con(f) of Subpart A of this part shall be as tract proposals. Before a sole-source consumed by the Assistant Administrator tract can be awarded, an environmental for Categorical Programs for Agency ac- assessment must be submitted with a bid tions covered by this subpart.
proposal for a contract which will in(c) Regional Administrator. The re volve construction, land use (temporary sponsibilities of the Regional Adminis or permanent), sea disposal, any distrator with regard to projects of the Of- charges into the air or water, or any fice of Solid Waste Management Pro other activity that will directly or indigrams which affect his region will be to: rectly affect the environment external
(1) Assist the "responsible official" in to the facility in which the work will the project review by commenting on the be performed. Assessments will not genproject, the project application and the erally be required for contracts for applicant's environmental assessment. studies, investigations, or training. Among other things, the comments (ii) Competitive contract proposals. should identify those projects which will Assessments will not generally be resignificantly affect more than one re- quired on competitive contract proposals. gional office, are highly controversial, na (b) Impact statement preparation critionally significant, or "pioneer" Agency teria. An environmental review shall be policy.
performed on those projects of the Office (2) Assist the "responsible official" in of Solid Waste Management Programs on the preparation and distribution of EIS which an assessment is required or which associated documents.
may have effects on the environment ex
ternal to the facility in which the work 8 6.84 Criteria for the preparation of
will be performed. The guidelines in environmental assessments and im.
8 6.20 of Subpart B of this part shall be pact statements.
utilized in determining whether an im(a) Assessment preparation criteria. pact statement shall be prepared. Environmental assessments need not be & 6.85 Procedures for preparation, dissubmitted with all grant applications and
tribution, and review of EIS's and contract proposals. The following sec
other EIS-associated documents. tions describe when an assessment is or
(a) Environmental assessment: is not required:
(1) Environmental assessments shall (1) Grants-(i) Demonstration Proj
be submitted to the Agency as specified ects. Environmental assessments must be
in 6.84 of this subpart. If there is a submitted with all applications for dem- question concerning the need for an asonstration grants that will involve con
sessment, the potential contractor or struction, land use (temporary or per grantee should consult with the appromanent), transport, sea disposal, any priate project officer for the grant or discharges into the air or water, or any contract. other activity having any direct or indi- (2) The assessment shall contain the rect effects on the environment external same sections specified for impact stateto the facility in which the work will be ments in $ 6.32 in Subpart C of this part. conducted. Pre-application proposals for Copies of $ 6.32 (or more detailed guidsuch grants will not require environ- ance when available) and a notice alertmental assessments.
ing potential grantees and contractors (ii) Studies and investigations. Grant of the assessment requirements in $ 6.84 applications for studies and investiga- of this subpart shall be included in all tions will not require assessments.
grant application kits, attached to let(iii) Training. Grant applications for ters concerning the submission of untraining of personnel will not require solicited proposals, and included with all assessments.
requests for proposals (RFP's). (iv) Plans. Grant applications for the (b) Environmental review: An envidevelopment of comprehensive State, ronmental review will be conducted on all interstate, or local solid waste manage- projects which require assessments or ment plans will not require environ which will affect the environment exmental assessments. A detailed analysis ternal to the facility in which the work of environmental problems and effects will be performed. This review must be should be part of the planning process, conducted before a grant or contract however.
award is made on extramural projects or before project commencement on in Subparts A through D by providing intramural projects. The guidelines in detailed procedures for the preparation $ 6.20 of Subpart B will be utilized in de- of impact statements on construction termining if the project will have a sig and renovation of special purpose facilinificant environmental effect. This re ties. view will include an evaluation of the assessment by both the “responsible of.
8 6.91 Definitions. ficial" and the appropriate Regional Ad (a) “Special purpose facility." A buildministrator. The Regional Adminis- ing or space, including land incidential to trator's comments will include his the use thereof, which is wholly or prerecommendations on the need for an en dominantly utilized for the special purvironmental impact statement. No de pose of an agency and not generally tailed review or documentation is re suitable for use for other purposes, as quired on projects not requiring an determined by the General Services assessment and not affecting the envi Administration. ronment external to a facility, other than (b) “Program of requirements.” A this determination.
comprehensive document (booklet) de(c) Notice of intent and environmental scribing program activities to be accomimpact statement: If the project will plished in the new special purpose have a significant impact on the environ facility or improvement. It includes ment, the "responsible official" will assure architectural, mechanical, structural, that a notice of intent and a draft impact and space requirements. statement are prepared. The "responsible (c) "Scope of work.” A document simofficial” shall request the appropriate ilar in content to the program of requireRegional Administrator to assist him in ments but substantially abbreviated. It the distribution of the environmental
is usually prepared for small-scale Impact statement and other EIS-associ
projects. ated documents. Distribution will be as specified in Subpart B.
8 6.92 Applicability. (d) Negative declaration and environ
(a) Actions covered. These guidelines mental impact appraisal: If the environ
apply to all new special purpose facility mental review indicates that there will
construction, activities related to such not be any significant environmental im
construction (e.g., site acquisition and pacts, the "responsible official" will assure
clearing), and any improvements or that a negative declaration and environ
modifications to such facilities having mental impact appraisal are prepared.
potential environmental effects external These documents need not be prepared
to the facility. This includes new confor projects not requiring an environ
struction and improvements undertaken mental review. (e) Project commencement: A project
and funded by the Facilities Manageor grant will not be awarded on an extra
ment Branch, Data and Support Systems mural project, nor an intramural project
Division, Office of Administration; by a begun, until a negative declaration has
regional office; or by a National Environbeen issued (if one is required) or the
mental Research Center. thirty (30) day waiting period after for (b) Actions excluded. This appendix warding the final impact statement to the does not apply to those activities of the CEQ has expired.
Facilities Management Branch, Data and (f) The environmental impact state Support Systems Division, for which the ment process for the Office of Solid branch does not have full fiscal responWaste Management Programs is shown
sibility for the entire project. This ingraphically in Exhibit 9.
cludes pilot plant construction, land Subpart 1-Guidelines for the Prepa acquisition, site clearing, and access road ration of Environmental Impact
construction where the Facilities Man
agement Branch's activity is only supStatements for Construction of Spe
porting a project financed by a program cial Purpose Facilities and Facility office. Responsibility for considering the Renovations
environmental impacts of such projects
rests with the office managing and fund$ 6.90 Purpose.
ing the entire project. Other subparts of This subpart amplifies the general this regulation would apply depending Agency policies and procedures described on the nature of the project.
$ 6.93 Responsibilities.
(a) Responsible official: The "responsible official" for new construction and modification of special purpose facilities is as follows:
(1) The Chief, Facilities Management Branch, Date and Support Systems Division, shall be the responsible official on all new construction of special purpose facilities and on all improvement and modification projects for which the Facilities Management Branch has received a funding allowance.
(2) The Regional Administrator shall be the responsible official on all improvement and modification projects for which the regional office has received the funding allowance.
(3) The Center Director shall be the responsible official on all improvement and modification projects for which National Environmental Research Centers have received the funding allowance.
(b) The responsibilities of the responsible officials specified above, in addition to those in $ 6.14(a) of subpart A of this part, are as follows:
(1) Ensure that environmental assessments are submitted when requested, that environmental reviews are conducted on all projects, and impact statements are prepared and circulated when there will be significant impacts.
(2) Assist the Office of Federal Activities in coordinating the training of personnel involved in the review and preparation of impact statements and other EIS-associated documents. 8 6.94 Criteria for the preparation of
environmental assessments and im
pact statements. (a) Assessment preparation criteria. An environmental assessment may be requested of a construction contractor or consulting architect/engineer employed by the Agency if they are involved in the planning or construction of special purpose facilities or in modifications to such facilities having potential environmental effects external to the facility. Such modifications include but are not limited to: Facility additions, changes in central heating systems or wastewater treatment systems, and land clearing for access roads and parking lots.
(b) Impact statement preparation criteria. An environmental review shall be performed on all actions involving construction of special purpose facilities and
on improvements to such facilities. The guidelines set forth in $ 6.20 of subpart B of this part shall be utilized to determine whether an impact statement shall be prepared. 86.95 Procedures for preparation, dis
tribution, and review of EIS's and
other EIS associated documents. (a) Environmental reviend and assessment. (1) An environmental review shall be conducted when the program of requirements or scope of work has been completed for the construction, improvement, or modification of special purpose facilities. For special purpose facility construction, the Chief, Facilities Management Branch, shall request the assistance of the appropriate program oftice and Regional Administrator in the review. For modifications and improvements, the appropriate responsible offcial shall request assistance in making the review from other cognizant Agency components.
(2) If construction contractors or consulting architect/engineers are involved, the responsible official may require them to submit an environmental assessment which will be used in the environmental review. The assessment shall contain the same sections specified for impact statements in $ 6.32 of subpart C of this part. Contractors and consultants shall be notified in the appropriate contractual documents of this possibility.
(b) Notice of intent, environmental impact statement, and negative declaration. The responsible official shall decide at the completion of the environmental review whether there will be any significant environmental impacts. If there will be significant environmental impacts, a notice of intent and an environmental Impact statement shall be prepared in accordance with the procedures outlined in $ 6.22 of subpart B. If there will not be any significant environmental impacts, a negative declaration and environmental impact appraisal shall be prepared in accordance with the procedures outlined in $ 6.25 of subpart B of this part.
(c) Project commencement. No construction or related activities can begin until a negative declaration has been issued and an environmental appraisal prepared or the thirty (30) day waiting period after forwarding the final impact statement to the Council on Environmental Quality has expired.