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SUBCHAPTER A GENERAL

PART 1-STATEMENT OF ORGANIZA-
TION 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 pur-

suant 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 pol-
lution abatement and control which,
when properly integrated, will provide
for the treatment of the environment as
a single interrelated system. Complemen-
tary 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 rein-
force efforts among other Federal agen-
cies 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 of-

fices; (3) three National Environmental

Research Centers and their "satellite"

laboratories and the Western Environ-

mental Research Laboratory; and (4) a

small number of field installations car-

rying out specialized environmental ac-

tivities. Overall planning, coordination,

and control of EPA programs is vested

in EPA Headquarters located in Wash-

ington, 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 or-

ganization, policies, procedures, assign-

ments 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 Af-

fairs, Fourth and M Streets SW., Wash-

ington, DC. Information may also be

obtained from the Division of Public
Affairs at a regional office.

(c) Procurement by the EPA is con-

ducted 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., Washing-
ton, DC 20460.

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

(1) Region I, Environmental Protec-
tion Agency, Room 2303, John F. Ken-
nedy Federal Building, Boston, Mass.
02203. (Connecticut, Maine, Massachu-
setts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and
Vermont).

(2) Region II, Environmental Protec-
tion Agency, Room 847, 26 Federal Plaza,

New York, NY 10007. (New Jersey, New (iv) Chamblee Toxicology Laboratory,
York, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Chamblee, Ga.
Islands).

(3) National Environmental Research (3) Region III, Environmental Protec- Center, Environmental Protection Agention Agency, Curtis Building, Sixth and cy, 200 SW. 35th Street, Corvallis, OR Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106. 97330. (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Vir- (i) Alaska Water Laboratory, College, ginia, West Virginia, and the District of Alaska. Columbia).

(ii) Grosse Te Field Station, Grosse (4) Region IV, Environmental Protec- Ile, Mich. tion Agency, Suite 300, 1421 Peachtree (iii) Gulf Breeze Laboratory, Gulf Street NE., Atlanta, GA 30309. (Alabama, Breeze, Fla. Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, (iv) National Marine Water Quality North Carolina, South Carolina, and Laboratory, West Kingston, R.I. Tennessee).

(v) National Water Quality Labora(5) Region V, Environmental Protec- tory, Duluth, Minn. tion Agency, 1 North Wacker Drive, Chi- (vi) Robert S. Kerr Water Research cago, IL 60606. (Illinois, Indiana, Michi- Center, Ada, Okla. gan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin). (vii) Southeast Water Laboratory,

(6) Region VI, Environmental Protec- Athens, Ga. tion Agency, Room 1125, 1600 Patterson (4) Western Environmental Research Street, Dallas, TX 75201. (Arkansas, Lou- Laboratory, Environmental Protection isiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Agency, Post Ofice Box 15027, Las Vegas, Texas).

NV 89114.
(7) Region VII, Environmental Pro-
tection Agency, 1735 Baltimore Avenue,

Subpart B-Headquarters
Kansas City, MO 64108. (Iowa, Kansas, $ 1.21 General.
Missouri, and Nebraska).

EPA Headquarters is comprised of (a) (8) Region VIII, Environmental Pro

the Office of the Administrator; (b) five tection Agency, Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lin

staff offices which advise the Adminiscoln Street, Denver, CO 80203. (Colorado,

trator on EPA activities and programs Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota,

with respect to their assigned areas of Utah, and Wyoming).

responsibilities; and (c) five operational (9) Region IX, Environmental Protec

offices, each headed by an Assistant tion Agency, 100 California Street, San

Administrator and responsible for a maFrancisco, CA 94111. (Arizona, Cali

jor EPA functional or program area. fornia, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam, Trust Territories of § 1.23 Office of the Administrator. Pacific Islands, and Wake Island).

The Environmental Protection Agency (10) Region X, Environmental Protec

is headed by an Administrator who is tion Agency, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle,

appointed from civilian life by the PresiWA 98101. (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and

dent by and with the consent of the Washington).

Senate. The Administrator is responsible (c) The addresses of the National En

to the President for providing overall vironmental Research Centers, the loca- supervision to the Agency. He is assisted tion of their principal laboratories, and by a Deputy Administrator who is apthe address of the Western Environmen- pointed from civilian life by the Presital Research Laboratory (see section dent by and with the consent of the Sen7.43) are:

ate. The Deputy Administrator shall (1) National Environmental Research assist the Administrator in the discharge Center, Environmental Protection Agen- of his duties and responsibilities and cy, Cincinnati, Ohio 45268."

shall serve as Acting Administrator in (2) National Environmental Research the absence of the Administrator. Center, Environmental Protection Agen

8 1.25 Staff offices. cy, Research Triangle Park, N.C. 27711.

(a) Office of Civil Rights and Urban (1) Eastern Environmental Radiation

Affairs. The Office of Civil Rights and Laboratory, Montgomery, Ala.

Urban Affairs, under the supervision of (il) Twinbrook Research Laboratory, a Director, serves as the principal adviser Rockville, Md.

to the Administrator with respect to (iii) Perrine Primate Laboratory, Per- equal opportunity and civil rights prorine, Fla.

grams 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 EP 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 Office 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 changes where appropriate. The Office 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 conduct of international activities, and coordinates the conduct of all Agency international activities, assuring that

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

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(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 offcials 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. $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 demonstration 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 which 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 Pro- supervision of those enforcement activigrams, is responsible to the Assistant Ad- ties reporting directly to the Office of ministrator for the solid waste manage

Water Enforcement and technical proment activities of the Agency. The Office gram direction to the regional water enprovides program policy direction to and forcement activities. The Office also deevaluation of such activities throughout velops Agencywide objectives and prothe Agency. It establishes research re- grams for water enforcement activities quirements for solid waste management including the development of procedures, programs. The Office reviews impact regulatory material, guidelines, criteria, statements pertaining to solid wastes. and policy statements designed to bring

about actions by individuals, private 8 1.31

Office of the Assistant Adminis. trator for Enforcement and General

enterprise, and governmental bodies to Counsel.

improve the quality of the water. The Assistant Administrator for En

$ 1.33 Office of the Assistant Adminis. forcement and General Counsel is the

trator for Planning and Managemeni. Agency's chief law officer and principal The Assistant Administrator for Planadviser to the Administrator in matters ning and Management is responsible on pertaining to the enforcement of stand- an agencywide basis for planning overards for environmental quality. He is all program activities; managing the responsible for the conduct for enforce- Agency's resources; developing and conment activities on an agencywide basis. ducting a comprehensive audit program; The Office of Water Enforcement and developing and conducting administrathe Office of General Enforcement are tive programs and systems; and repreresponsible for the conduct of Agency senting the Administrator in dealings activities for enforcement of environ- with other Federal agencies in areas of mental quality standards, including the Government fiscal, management, and adgathering and preparation of evidential ministrative activities. The functions and data and conduct of enforcement pro

activities of the Office of the Assistant ceedings. The Office of General Counsel Administrator are performed by Deputy is responsible for providing legal services Assistant Administrators for Administo the Agency.

tration, Planning and Evaluation, Re(a) Office of General Counsel. The sources Management, and a Director, Office of General Counsel, under the

Office of Audit. supervision of the Deputy General Coun- (a) Office of Administration. The Office sel, is responsible to the Assistant Ad- of Administration, under the supervision ministrator for Enforcement and Gen- of the Deputy Assistant Administrator eral Counsel for providing legal services for Administration, is responsible for deto all organizational elements of the

velopment and conduct of programs for Agency with respect to the programs and organization and management systems, activities of the Agency: providing legal control, and services; personnel policies, opinions and legal counsel; assisting in procedures, and operations; personnel, the formulation and administration of physical, and document security and inthe Agency's policies and programs as

spections; emergency preparedness and legal adviser; and supervision of the

disaster coordination functions; manfunctions of the offices of regional

agement information systems, automacounsel.

tic data processing management and op(b) Office of General Enforcement.

erations; facilities and space manageThe Office of General Enforcement, ment; Agency safety program; contractunder the supervision of the Deputy As- ing and procurement services; grants sistant Administrator for General En- policies and procedures; general adminforcement, provides program policy

istrative and support services; and other direction to Agency enforcement activi- areas of administrative management, inties in the air, noise, radiation, pesticides, cluding records management, committee and solid waste program areas.

management, directives systems, and an (c) Office of Water Enforcement. The Agency library system. Office of Water Enforcement, under the (b) Office of Planning and Evaluasupervision of the Deputy Assistant Ad- tion. The Office of Planning and Evaluaministrator for Water Enforcement, tion, under the supervision of the Deputy provides program policy direction to the Assistant Administrator for Planning water and water hygiene enforcement and Evaluation, is responsible for deactivities of the Agency, including direct velopment and conduct of programs for

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