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pertain to pollution abatement and con- $ 45.125 Application requirements. trol.

Applications shall be submitted in ac$ 45.105-2 Scholarship.

cordance with part 30, subpart B of this Financial assistance to students en

chapter. rolled in a training program, limited to § 45.130 Evaluation of applications. tuition and fees only.

Periodically, training grant applica& 45.105–3 Stipend.

tions will be evaluated for program releSupplemental financial assistance to vance, and will compete for available students who are recipients of scholar- funds according to priorities established ships.

by EPA. Evaluations shall be conducted

by EPA staff with advisory assistance as § 45.105-4 Technician training.

appropriate. Consideration will be given Training of individuals, at the post to the following criteria: high school, junior college, and bacca- (a) Relevance of proposal to agency laureate levels, in the practical technical objectives, priorities, achievement of nadetails and special techniques of occupa- tional goals and technical merit; tions in the environmental areas.

(b) Competency of the proposed staff 8 45.115 Eligibility.

in relation to the type of project in

volved; Training grants may be awarded to

(c) Feasibility of the proposal; any responsible applicant as follows:

(d) Adequacy of applicant's resources (a) Clean Air Act.Section 103(6)

available for the project; (3).-Air pollution control agencies, pub

(e) Amount of grant funds necessary lic and nonprofit private agencies, insti

for the completion of the project; tutions, organizations, and to individu

(f) In addition, grants awarded under als. No grant may be made under this

section 104 (g) (1) of the Federal Water act to any private profitmaking orga

Pollution Control Act, shall be subject to nization.

the following criteria: (b) Federal Water Pollution Control

(1) Assessment of need for training in Act.-(1) Section 104 (b) (3).-State wa

a State or municipality based on such ter pollution control agencies, interstate

problems as violation of discharge peragencies, other public or nonprofit pri

mit conditions, and faulty or improper vate agencies, institutions, organizations,

operation and/or maintenance of existand to individuals.

ing plants. (2) Section 104(g) (3) (A).–Public or

(2) Wastewater treatment works conprivate agencies and institutions, and to

struction grant activities in the State. individuals. (3) Section 104(g) (1) and 104(g) (3)

§ 45.135 Supplemental grant condi. (C).-State and interstate agencies, mu

tions. nicipalities, educational institutions, and In addition to the EPA general grant other organizations and to individuals. conditions (appendix A to subchapter B

(4) Section 109, 110, and 111.-Insti- of this title), each training grant shall tutions of higher education or combina- be subject to the following conditions: tions of such institutions.

(a) The grantee shall not require the (c) Solid Waste Disposal Act.-(1) performance of personal services by inSection 204(6) (3).-Public or private dividuals receiving training as a condiagencies and institutions and individ- tion for assistance. uals.

(b) Recipients of assistance under (2) Section 210(a).-State or inter

training grants shall be entitled to the state agencies, municipalities, educa

normal student holidays observed by an tional institutions, and other organiza

academic institution, or the holiday and tions.

vacation schedule applicable to all train(d) Public Health Service Act.

ees at a nonacademic institution. Grants will be made only to a university,

(c) Recipients of assistance under hospital, laboratory, other public and private Institutions, and to individuals.

training grants must be citizens of the No grant may be made under this Act to United States, its territories, or possesany profit-making organization.

sions, or lawfully admitted to the United (e) Federal Insecticide, Fungicide,

States for permanent residence. and Rodenticide Act.-(1) Section 23 (d) Generally training grants will pro(a).-States.

vide for student support only through scholarships. Stipends are permitted ect period and shall set forth the extent when, in the judgment of the grantee, to which the project objectives have been they are needed to attract qualified stu- achieved. dents provided that not more than

§ 45.150-3 Report of expenditures. $20,000 of amounts awarded for a budget period may be used for such stipends: No later than 90 days following the And further provided, That no annual end of each budget period the grantee stipend may be less than $1,000 or more must submit a report of project expendithan $3,000 with payment prorated tures. Final report of expenditures must monthly.

reflect cumulative project expenditures. (e) Training grants awarded under § 45.150-4 Equipment report. section 111 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act will be subject to the

No later than 90 days following the following condition: Grantees must ob

end of the project period the grantee tain the following agreement in writing

must submit a listing of all items of from persons awarded scholarships under

equipment acquired with grant funds section 111 for undergraduate study of

with an acquisition cost of $300 or more the operation and maintenance of treat- and having a useful life of more than ment works:

1 year. I agree to enter and remain in an occupa

8 45.155 Continuation grant. tion involving the design, operation, or main

To be eligible for a continuation grant tenance of waste treatment works for a pe

within the approved project period, the riod of 2 years aiter the satisfactory completion of my studies under this program.

grantee must: I understand that if I fail to perform this

(a) Have demonstrated satisfactory obligation I may be required to repay the performance during all previous budget amount of my scholarship.

periods. The grantee agrees to take such action (b) Submit a continuation application as may reasonably be required to enforce including an interim progress report and the foregoing agreement. Any sums re

an estimated report of expenditures. ceived by the grantee shall be credited or

Subpart B-Manpower Forecasting paid to the United States in accordance

[Reserved] with $ 30.603 of this chapter. § 45.140 Project period.

PART 46-FELLOWSHIPS

Sec. The project period for a training grant 46.100 Purpose of regulation. may not exceed 3 years.

46.101 Applicability and scope.

46.102 Authority. § 45.145 Allocation and allowability of 46.103 Objectives. costs.

46.104 Type of fellowships.

46.105 Definitions. (a) Allocation and allowability of costs

46.105-1 Full-time fellow. will be determined in accordance with

46.105–2 Part-time fellow. $ 30.701 of this chapter.

46.105-3 Stipend. (b) Costs incurred for the purchase

46.110 Benefits. of land or the construction of buildings

46.115 Eligibility.

46.120 Application requirements. are not allowable.

46.122 Evaluation of application. $ 45.150 Reports.

46.135 Award and duration of fellowship.

46.136 Initiation of studies. $ 45.150-1 Interim progress report. 46.140 Fellowship agreement.

46.141 Fellowship agreement amendment. An application for continued support

46.145 Payment. shall include a brief (less than five

46.150 Publications and thesis. pages) progress report. This progress re- 46.155 Deviations. port must show the progress achieved

46.165 Termination. and explain special problems or delays. AUTHORITY: Authorities cited in § 46.102. § 45.150-2 Final progress report.

SOURCE: 38 FR 16061, June 20, 1973, unless

otherwise noted. A final progress report is required 90 days prior to conclusion of the project § 46.100 Purpose of regulation. period. The report shall briefly document This part establishes and codifies project activities during the entire proj- policies and procedures governing the

award of fellowships by the Environ- $ 46.105–3 Stipend. mental Protection Agency.

Supplemental financial assistance to $ 46.101 Applicability and scope.

recipients of fellowships. This part establishes mandatory pol- § 46.110 Benefits. icies and procedures for all EPA fellow

(a) Recipients of assistance under this ships.

part shall be entitled to tuition and fees, $ 46.102 Authority.

an allowance for books and supplies up The Environmental Protection Agency

to a maximum of $250, and the normal

student holidays observed by an acais authorized to grant fellowship awards

demic institution. under the following statutes:

(b) Agency fellows attending full(a) Section 103(b) (6) of the Clean

time may, on the basis of need, set forth Air Act as amended (42 U.S.C. 1857b (b)

in the application, receive an annual (6)).

stipend up to $6,500 from EPA funds. (b) Sections 104(b) (5) and 104(g) (3)

(c) Agency fellows attending part(B) of the Federal Water Pollution Con

time may receive a small stipend when trol Act, as amended (33 U.S.C. 1254 (b)

justified by needs related to the purpose (5) and 1254(g) (3) (B)).

of the fellowship. & 46.103 Objectives.

(d) Special fellows may receive not

more than $3,600 total annual amount Fellowships awarded under this part

from EPA for full-time attendance payare intended to encourage and promote

able on a pro-rata monthly basis. the specialized training of individuals as practitioners in pollution abatement and $ 46.115 Eligibility. control.

All applicants for fellowships under § 46.104 Type of fellowships.

this part must be (a) citizens of the

United States, its territories, or posses(a) Agency fellowships are awarded

sions, or lawfully admitted to the United to present or prospective employees of a

States for permanent residence, and (b) regional, State, or local environmental

accepted by an accredited educational pollution control or regulatory agency to

institution for full or part-time enrollprovide training for and upgrading of

ment for academic credit in an educapersonnel in the areas of pollution abatement and control.

tional program which directly relates to (b) Special fellowships are awarded

pollution abatement and control. Applito individuals for education and training

cants for agency fellowships must be in pollution control science, engineering,

present or prospective employees of a and technology and in specialty areas

regional, State, or local environmental supportive of pollution abatement and

pollution control or regulatory agency. control efforts.

Present employees must be recom

mended for a fellowship by their em§ 46.105 Definitions.

ploying agency. Priority in award of fel§ 46.105-1 Full-time fellow.

lowships to prospective agency employees An individual duly enrolled in an edu- will be given to those applicants who cational program directly relating to provide evidence that they have expollution abatement and control, and plored, in direct agency contact, opportaking a minimum of 12 semester or tunities for agency employment. Such quarter hours for credit or an academic applicants are encouraged to obtain workload otherwise defined by the in- written appraisal of their employment stitution as a full-time curriculum. The potential and probability of actual emfellow need not be pursuing an advanced ployment assuming successful compledegree.

tion of the training. 8 46.105-2 Part-time fellow.

§

§ 46.120 Application requirements. An individual duly enrolled in an edu- All applications for EPA fellowships cational program directly relating to

shall be submitted to the Grants Adminpollution abatement and control, and istration Division, Environmental Protaking not less than 3 credit hours per tection Agency, Washington, D.C. 20460, academic term. The fellow need not be upon such forms as the Administrator pursuing an advanced degree.

shall prescribe and shall include copies

sion of such time that may be permitted by the Grants Officer. The fellowship shall constitute an obligation of Federal funds in the amount and for the purposes stated in the fellowship instrument only upon execution of the fellowship agreement by the parties thereto. No costs may be incurred prior to the execution of the fellowship agreement by the parties thereto. § 46.141 Fellowship agreement amend

ment.

of transcripts of undergraduate and graduate courses, as appropriate. The applicant must arrange for the submission of supporting documents which substantiate his eligibility under $ 46.115. In addition, the applicant shall submit such further information as may be required. Instructions for filing are contained in the application kit. 8 46.122 Evaluation of application.

Periodically, fellowship 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. Consideration will be given to the following criteria:

(a) Appropriateness of the fellow's proposed course of study to the objectives and mission of the Agency.

(b) Evaluation of the applicant in terms of his potential for study, as evidenced by his academic record, letters of reference, training plans, and other available information. § 46.135 Award and duration of fellow

ship. Notification of approval of a fellowship application shall be by transmittal of the fellowship agreement for execution by the applicant pursuant to $ 46.140. Notification of disapproval shall be prompt and in writing. Disapproval of an application shall not preclude reapplication. Fellowships will not exceed 1 year. 8 46.136 Initiation of studies.

Study must be initiated pursuant to an approved fellowship within 6 months following the date of the award notice or the fellowship will be terminated. § 46.140 Fellowship agreement.

The fellowship agreement is the written agreement, and amendments thereto, between EPA and a fellowship applicant in which the terms and conditions governing the fellowship are stated and agreed to by both parties.

Upon approval of a fellowship for award, the fellowship agreement will be transmitted by certified mail (return receipt requested) to the applicant for execution. The fellowship agreement must be executed by the applicant and returned to the Grants Officer within 3 weeks after receipt, or within any exten

Approved changes to a fellowship which do not substantially alter the objective or scope of the fellowship may give rise to fellowship amendments to increase or decrease the dollar amount, the term, or other provisions of a fellowship. A fellowship amendment shall be effected only by a written amendment to the fellowship agreement, executed by the Grants Officer on behalf of the Government and by the fellow on his own behalf, entered into after the effective date of the fellowship. $ 46.145 Payment.

(a) Stipend allowance will be paid directly to the fellow on a monthly basis commencing with initiation of studies;

(b) Book allowance will be paid directly to the fellow upon initiation of studies.

(c) Tuition and fees will be paid directly to the sponsoring institution. $ 46.150 Publications and thesis.

A copy of any publication (including any thesis) developed as a result of support under the EPA fellowship shall be submitted to the Grants Officer upon submission for publication. No prior approval by EPA is required for publication. Any written publications shall acknowledge as follows: This publication has been financed in part with Federal funds from the Environmental Protection Agency under fellowship number

The contents do not necessarlly reflect the views and policies of the Environmental Protection Agency, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constituto endorsement or recommendation for use. 8 46.155 Deviations.

Procedures of 8 30.1001 of the EPA general grant regulations of this chapter be applicable to fellowships.

$ 46.165 Termination.

(a) Termination of studies by the fellow.—A fellow must notify EPA in writing when he terminates or changes his status under the fellowship agreement. Studies supported by an EPA fellowship may be terminated only for good caus If the Grants Officer finds that a fellow has terminated his studies without good cause, then he shall annul fellowship and all EPA fellowship funds previously paid to the fellow shall be payable to the United States as final settlement. If the Grants Officer finds that there is good cause for the termination of studies, he shall enter into a termination agreement effective with the date of termination of studies by the fellow.

(b) Termination by EPA.-The Grants Officer may terminate the fellowship provided that a termination action may not be taken unless the fellow has received written notice of the basis for the proposed action and has been afforded an opportunity to confer with appropriate EPA officials concerning the proposed action. Any termination action may be appealed in accordance with the Disputes Article of the EPA General Grant Conditions (appendix A to subchapter B of this title).

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awarded, and his records shall be subject at all reasonable times to inspection and audit by the Grants Officer, the Comptroller General of the United States, or any authorized representative, until completion of the project for which the EPA grant was awarded.

(c) The grantee shall preserve and make his records available to the Grants Officer, the Comptroller General of the United States, or any authorized representative (1) until expiration of 3 years from the date of final payment under this grant, or of the time periods for the particular records specified in 41 CFR Part 1-20, whichever expires earlier, and (2) for such longer period, if any, as 18 required by applicable statute or lawful requirement, or by (1) or (2) below.

(1) If this grant is terminated completely or partially, the records relating to the work terminated shall be preserved and made available for a period of 3 years from the date of any resulting final termination settlement.

(2) Records which relate to (1) appeals under the “Disputes" clause of this grant, (11) litigation or the settlement of claims arising out of the performance of the project for which this grant was awarded, or (111) costs and expenses of the project as to which exception has been taken by the Grants Offcer or any of his duly authorized representatives, shall be retained until such appeals, litigation, claims, or exceptions have been disposed of.

3. Reports: The grantee shall prepare and file with the Grants Officer an acceptable final report and such progress, financial and other reports relating to the conduct and results of the approved project as are specified in the grant agreement. Failure to timely submit reports required by the grant agreement may result in (a) retention of grant funds pursuant to EPA-GR 30.602–1, (b) suspension of the grant pursuant to Article 4, EPA General Grant Conditions, (c) termination of the grant pursuant to Article 5, EPA General Grant Conditions, (d) & finding of nonresponsibility for future EPA grant awards pursuant to EPA-GR 30.304, or (e) such other action as the Grants Officer may be authorized to take.

4. Stop-work order: (a) The Grants omcer may, at any time, by written order to the grantee, require the grantee to stop all, or any part of the project work for a period of not more than thirty (30) days after the order is delivered to the grantee, and for any further period to which the parties may agree. Any such order shall be specifically identified as a stop-work order issued pursuant to this clause. Upon receipt of such an order, the grantee shall forth with comply with its terms and take all reasonable steps to minimize the incurrence of costs allocable to the work covered by the order during the period of work stoppage. Within a period of not more than thirty (30) days after a stopwork order is delivered to the grantee, or within any extension of that period to which

PART 48—[RESERVED] Appendix A-General Grant Conditions

1. Access: The Government and any persons designated by the Grants Officer shall at all reasonable times have access to the prem1ses where any portion of the project for which the grant was awarded is being performed. Subsequent to cessation of EPA grant support EPA personnel shall at all reasonable times have access to the project records (as defined in Article 2, below) and to the project site, to the full extent of the Grantee's right to access.

2. Audit and records: (a) The grantee shall maintain books, records, documents, and other evidence and accounting procedures and practices, sufficient to reflect properly (1) the amount, receipt and disposition by the grantee of all assistance received for the project, including both Federal assistance and any matching share or cost sharing, and (2) the total cost of the project, including all direct and indirect costs of whatever nature incurred for the performance of the project for which the EPA grant has been awarded. The foregoing constitute “records" for the purposes of this article.

(b) The grantee's facilities, or such facilltles as may be engaged in the performance of the project for which the EPA grant has been

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