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SUBCHAPTER A-GENERAL

PART 1-STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Subpart A-Introduction Sec. 1.1 Creation and authority. 1.3 Purpose and functions. 1.5 Organization and general information. 1.7 Location of principal offices.

Subpart B-EPA Headquarters 1.21 General. 1.23 Office of the Administrator. 1.25 Staff offices. 1.27 Office of the Assistant Administrator

for Air and Water Programs. 1.29 Office of the Assistant Administrator

for Categorical Programs. 1.31 Office of the Assistant Administrator

for Enforcement and General

Counsel. 1.33 Office of the Assistant Administrator

for Planning and Management. 1.35 Office of the Assistant Administrator

for Research and Monitoring.

Subpart C-EPA Field Installations 1.41 Regional offices. 1.43 National Environmental Research Cen

ters and the Western Environmen

tal Research Laboratory. AUTHORITY: 5 U.S.C. 552.

SOURCE: 37 FR 3898, Feb. 24, 1972, unless otherwise noted.

Subpart A-introduction § 1.1 Creation and authority.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established in the executive branch as an independent agency pursuant to Reorganization Plan 3 of 1970, effective December 2, 1970. § 1.3 Purpose and functions.

The Environmental Protection Agency was created to permit coordinated and effective governmental action to assure the protection of the environment by abating and controlling pollution on a systematic basis. Reorganization Plan 3 of 1970 transferred to EPA a variety of research, monitoring, standard setting, and enforcement activities related to pollution abatement and control which, when properly integrated, will provide for the treatment of the environment as a single interrelated system. Complementary to these activities is the Agency's coordination and support of research and antipollution activities carried out by State and local governments, private and public groups, individuals, and educa

tional institutions. EPA will also reinforce efforts among other Federal agencies with respect to the impact of their operations on the environment. $ 1.5 Organization and general informa

tion. (a) The Environmental Protection Agency's basic organization consists of (1) Headquarters; (2) ten regional offices; (3) three National Environmental Research Centers and their "satellite" laboratories and the Western Environmental Research Laboratory; and (4) a small number of field installations carrying out specialized environmental activities. Overall planning, coordination, and control of EPA programs is vested in EPA Headquarters located in Washington, D.C. The regional offices are headed by Regional Administrators who are responsible for the execution of the regional programs of the Agency within the boundaries of their regions. National or basic research programs are carried out at the National Environmental Research Centers and their satellite laboratories.

(b) Definitive statements of EPA's organization, policies, procedures, assignments of responsibility, and delegations of authority are contained in the EPA Management Directives System. Copies are made available for public inspection and copying at the Office of Public Affairs, Fourth and M Streets SW., Washington, DC. Information may also be obtained from the Division of Public Affairs at a regional office.

(c) Procurement by the EPA is conducted pursuant to the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act and implementing EPA regulations. $ 1.7 Location of principal offices.

(a) The EPA Headquarters is located in Washington, D.C. The mailing address is Fourth and M Streets SW., Washington, DC 20460.

(b) The addresses of and the States served by the EPA regional offices (see $ 1.41) are:

(1) Region I, Environmental Protection Agency, Room 2303, John F. Kennedy Federal Building, Boston, Mass. 02203. (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont).

(2) Region II, Environmental Protection Agency, Room 847, 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY 10007. (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands).

(3) Region III, Environmental Protection Agency, Curtis Building, Sixth and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, Pa, 19106. (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia).

(4) Region IV, Environmental Protection Agency, Suite 300, 1421 Peachtree Street NE., Atlanta, GA 30309. (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee).

(5) Region V, Environmental Protection Agency, 1 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606. (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin).

(6) Region VI, Environmental Protection Agency, Room 1125, 1600 Patterson Street, Dallas, TX 75201. (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas)

(7) Region VII, Environmental Protection Agency, 1735 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64108. (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska).

(8) Region VIII, Environmental Protection Agency, Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203. (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming).

(9) Region IX, Environmental Protection Agency, 100 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam, Trust Territories of Pacific Islands, and Wake Island).

(10) Region X, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).

(c) The addresses of the National Environmental Research Centers, the location of their principal laboratories, and the address of the Western Environmental Research Laboratory (see section 7.43) are:

(1) National Environmental Research Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, Ohio 45268.

(2) National Environmental Research Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. 27711.

(i) Eastern Environmental Radiation Laboratory, Montgomery, Ala.

(il) Twinbrook Research Laboratory, Rockville, Md.

(iii) Perrine Primate Laboratory, Perrine, Fla.

(iv) Chamblee Toxicology Laboratory, Chamblee, Ga.

(3) National Environmental Research Center, Environmental Protection Agency, 200 SW. 35th Street, Corvallis, OR 97330.

(i) Alaska Water Laboratory, College, Alaska.

(ii) Grosse Ile Field Station, Grosse Ile, Mich.

(iii) Gulf Breeze Laboratory, Gulf Breeze, Fla.

(iv) National Marine Water Quality Laboratory, West Kingston, R.I.

(v) National Water Quality Laboratory, Duluth, Minn.

(vi) Robert S. Kerr Water Research Center, Ada, Okla.

(vii) Southeast Water Laboratory, Athens, Ga.

(4) Western Environmental Research Laboratory, Environmental Protection Agency, Post Office Box 15027, Las Vegas, NV 89114.

Subpart BHeadquarters $ 1.21 General.

EPA Headquarters is comprised of (a) the Office of the Administrator; (b) five staff offices which advise the Administrator on EPA activities and programs with respect to their assigned areas of responsibilities; and (c) five operational offices, each headed by an Assistant Administrator and responsible for a major EPA functional or program area. g 1.23 Office of the Administrator.

The Environmental Protection Agency is headed by an Administrator who is appointed from civilian life by the President by and with the consent of the Senate. The Administrator is responsible to the President for providing overall supervision to the Agency. He is assisted by a Deputy Administrator who is appointed from civilian life by the President by and with the consent of the Senate. The Deputy Administrator shall assist the Administrator in the discharge of his duties and responsibilities and shall serve as Acting Administrator in the absence of the Administrator. § 1.25 Staff offices.

(a) Office of Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. The Office of Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, under the supervision of a Director, serves as the principal adviser to the Administrator with respect to equal opportunity and civil rights programs and policies, minority economic

development, and the impact of Agency programs on urban core areas. The Office directs activities to carry out the Agency's responsibilities as required by Civil Rights Acts and applicable Executive orders to assure equal opportunity employment in EPA, prohibit discrimination in employment in EPA, prohibit discrimination in employment on projects receiving EPA financial assistance, and prohibit discrimination in employment by EPA contractors.

(b) Office of Federal Activities. The Office of Federal Activities, under the supervision of a Director, develops and recommends policies and procedures for national programs dealing with environmental problems arising from Federal facilities and federally supported or authorized activities. The Ofice develops internal policies and strategies for carrying out EPA's responsibilities for controlling environmental pollution from Federal facilities and from federally authorized or supported activities. It develops policies and procedures for the processing of environmental impact statements submitted to EPA by other Federal agencies and for the preparation of impact statements on EPA activities. It provides a clearinghouse mechanism for receiving inquiries or requests from Federal agencies for consultation and technical assistance. It reviews other Federal agencies' policies and procedures for correcting environmental problems at Federal facilities and recommends

adequate program, scientific, and technical inputs are provided.

(d) Office of Legislation. The Office of Legislation, under the supervision of a Director, serves as the principal point of Congressional contact with the Agency. The Office reviews and advises the Administrator and other Agency officials on all legislative proposals originating within or affecting the Agency. It prepares, reviews, and obtains clearance of proposed legislation and reports on legislation; performs legislative drafting services; coordinates preparation of testimony; and reviews transcripts of hearings. The Office maintains an effective liaison with the Congress on Agency actions of interest to the Congress, and, as necessary, maintains liaison with Agency regional and field officials, other government agencies, and public and private groups having an interest in legislative matters affecting the Agency. It assures the prompt response to the Congress on all inquiries relating to activities of the Agency.

(e) Office of Public Affairs. The Office of Public Affairs, under the supervision of a Director, is responsible for providing newsworthy information to the various communications media regarding actions taken or planned by the Agency. It is responsible for providing direction to the Agency's community relations, public participation, and environmental education programs. The Office develops and produces publications and other materials necessary to inform the general public, State, and local governments, and concerned groups about the Agency's mission. It supports, encourages, and promotes public participation in the development, revision, and enforcement of environmental quality standards related to the Agency's program responsibilities. $ 1.27 Office of the Assistant Adminis

trator for Air and Water Programs. The Assistant Administrator for Air and Water Programs is responsible for the air and water programs of the Agency, including program policy development and evaluation; air and water quality standards development; technical direction, support, and evaluation of regional air and water activities; development of programs for technical assistance and technology transfer; and selected demonstration programs. Within the Office of the Assistant Administrator for Air and Water Programs, the Office of Air Programs is responsible for

collaborates with the Office of the Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and General Counsel and the regional offices in obtaining compliance by Federal installations with applicable environmental standards.

(c) Office of International Affairs. The Office of International Affairs, under the supervision of an Associate Administrator, provides leadership to and collaborates with Agency planning and resources management officials and with program managers in the development of international programs and activities designed to further the overall mission of the Environmental Protection Agency, subject to U.S. foreign policy objectives established by the President and the Secretary of State. The Office develops policies, procedures, and agreements for the con duct of international activities, and coordinates the conduct of all Agency international activities, assuring that

the conduct of Agency air quality programs and the Office of Water Programs is responsible for the conduct of Agency water quality programs.

(a) Office of Air Programs. The Office of Air Programs, under the supervision of the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Air Programs, is responsible to the Assistant Administrator for air program activities of the Agency, including program policy development and evaluation; development of air quality and source emission standards; technical direction, support, and evaluation of regional air activities; development of programs for technical assistance and technology transfer; and selected demonstration programs. The Deputy Assistant Administrator for Air Programs exercises program direction to the Divisions of the Office of Air Programs through two intermediate officials-the Director, Stationary Source Pollution Control Programs, and the Director, Mobile Source Pollution Control Programs. These officials provide direct supervision to the Divisions and staffs assigned to them.

(b) Office of Water Programs. The Office of Water Programs, under the supervision of the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water Programs, is responsible to the Assistant Administrator for the water program activities of the Agency, including program policy development and evaluation; development of water quality and effluent guidelines or requirements; technical direction, support, and evaluation of regional water activities; development of programs for technical assistance and technology transfer; and selected demonstration programs. The Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water Programs exercises program direction to the Divisions of the Office of Water Programs through two intermediate officials-the Director, Pollution Source Control Programs, and the Director, Standards Development and Implementation Programs. These officials provide direct supervision to the Divisions and staffs assigned to them. á 1.29 Office of the Assistant Administra

tor for Categorical Programs. The Assistant Administrator for Categorical Programs is responsible for the pesticides programs, radiation programs, and solid waste management programs of the Agency, including environmental and pollution source standards development; pesticides registration; selected demon stration programs; and selected tech

nical assessment and assistance programs. The program activities of the Assistant Administrator's Office are performed by Offices of Pesticides Programs, Radiation Programs, and Solid Waste Management Programs.

(a) Office of Pesticides Programs. The Office of Pesticides Programs, under the supervision of the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Pesticides Programs, is responsible to the Assistant Administrator for the pesticides activities of the Agency, including establishment of tolerance levels for pesticides residues w] occur in or on food and the registration of pesticides; monitoring of pesticides residue levels in foods, humans, nontarget fish and wildlife, and their environments; review of pesticides formulations and relevant data for efficacy and hazard; establishment of sale or use restrictions; investigation of pesticide incidents; establishment of guidelines and standards for product examination; provision of program policy direction to technical and manpower training activities in the pesticides area; development of research requirements for pesticides programs; and review of impact statements dealing with pesticides.

(b) Office of Radiation Programs. The Office of Radiation Programs, under the supervision of the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Radiation Programs, is responsible to the Assistant Administrator for the radiation activities of the Agency, including development of radiation protection criteria, standards, and policies; development of methodology for measuring and controlling radiation exposure; development of research requirements for radiation programs; provision of technical assistance to States and other agencies having radiation protection programs; establishment and direction of a national surveillance and inspection program for measuring radiation levels in the environment; evaluation and assessment of the impact of new and developing radiation technology on man and the environment; assistance in the training of personnel for radiation protection programs in the States and for other purposes; and maintenance of liaison with other public and private organizations interested in environmental radiation.

(c) Office of Solid Waste Management Programs. The Office of Solid Waste Management Programs, under the supervision of the Deputy Assistant Adminis

trator for Solid Waste Management Programs, is responsible to the Assistant Administrator for the solid waste management activities of the Agency. The Office provides program policy direction to and evaluation of such activities throughout the Agency. It establishes research requirements for solid waste management programs. The Office reviews impact statements pertaining to solid wastes. $ 1.31 Office of the Assistant Adminis.

trator for Enforcement and General

Counsel. The Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and General Counsel is the Agency's chief law officer and principal adviser to the Administrator in matters pertaining to the enforcement of standards for environmental quality. He is responsible for the conduct for enforcement activities on an agencywide basis. The Office of Water Enforcement and the Office of General Enforcement are responsible for the conduct of Agency activities for enforcement of environ mental quality standards, including the gathering and preparation of evidential data and conduct of enforcement proceedings. The Office of General Counsel is responsible for providing legal services to the Agency.

(a) Office of General Counsel. The Office of General Counsel, under the supervision of the Deputy General Counsel, is responsible to the Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and General Counsel for providing legal services to all organizational elements of the Agency with respect to the programs and activities of the Agency; providing legal opinions and legal counsel; assisting in the formulation and administration of the Agency's policies and programs as legal adviser; and supervision of the functions of the offices of regional counsel,

(b) Office of General Enforcement. The Office of General Enforcement, under the supervision of the Deputy Assistant Administrator for General Enforcement, provides program policy direction to Agency enforcement activities in the air, noise, radiation, pesticides, and solid waste program areas.

(c) Office of Water Enforcement. The Office of Water Enforcement, under the supervision of the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water Enforcement, provides program policy direction to the water and water hygiene enforcement activities of the Agency, including direct

supervision of those enforcement activities reporting directly to the Office of Water Enforcement and technical program direction to the regional water enforcement activities. The Office also develops Agencywide objectives and programs for water enforcement activities including the development of procedures, regulatory material, guidelines, criteria, and policy statements designed to bring about actions by individuals, private enterprise, and governmental bodies to improve the quality of the water. $ 1.33 Office of the Assistant Adminis.

trator for Planning and Management, The Assistant Administrator for Planning and Management is responsible on an agencywide basis for planning overall program activities; managing the Agency's resources; developing and conducting a comprehensive audit program; developing and conducting administrative programs and systems; and representing the Administrator in dealings with other Federal agencies in areas of Government fiscal, management, and administrative activities. The functions and activities of the Office of the Assistant Administrator are performed by Deputy Assistant Administrators for Administration, Planning and Evaluation, Resources Management, and a Director, Office of Audit.

(a) Office of Administration. The Office of Administration, under the supervision of the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Administration, is responsible for development and conduct of programs for organization and management systems, control, and services; personnel policies, procedures, and operations; personnel, physical, and document security and inspections; emergency preparedness and disaster coordination functions; management information systems, automatic data processing management and operations; facilities and space management; Agency safety program; contract

ing and procurement services; grants policies and procedures; general administrative and support services; and other areas of administrative management, including records management, committee management, directives systems, and an Agency library system.

(b) Office of Planning and Evaluation. The Office of Planning and Evaluation, under the supervision of the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Planning and Evaluation, is responsible for development and conduct of programs for

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