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TRAINING Sec. 6.1 Establishment of fees. 6.2 Definitions. 5.3 Schedule of fees. 5.4 Registration offices. 6.5 Procedure for payment. 5.6 Refunds. 6.7 Walvers.

AUTHORITY: Title V, 65 Stat. 290 (31 U.S.C. 483.a).

SOURCE: 37 FR 11059, June 2, 1972, unless otherwise noted. § 5.1 Establishment of fees.

The Environmental Protection Agency shall charge tuition fees for all students attending EPA direct training courses which commence on or after July 1, 1972. 8 5.2 Definitions.

"Direct Training” means all technical and managerial training conducted directly by EPA for personnel of State and local governmental agencies, other Federal agencies, private industries, universities and other non-EPA agencies and organizations.

"Registration office" means any of the several offices in EPA which have been designated to receive applications for attendance at direct training courses. (See § 5.4 for a listing of such offices.) $ 5.3 Schedule of fees.

Tuition fees for direct training courses, by program, are as follows:

fees are to be sent. Because some programs have more than one registration office, the correct office for a specific course under those programs must be learned from the course announcement.

AIR PROGRAM Direct Training Registration Ofice, Omce of

Air Programs, Research Triangle Park, N.C. 27717.

WATER QUALITY PROGRAM Direct Training Registration Office, National

Training Center, Robert A. Taft Sanitary Engineering Center, Environmental Protection Agency, 4676 Columbia Parkway,

Cincinnati, OH 45226. Direct Training Registration Office, Environ

mental Protection Agency, 1600 Patterson

Street, Suite 1100, Dallas, TX 75201. Direct Training Registration Ofice, Southeast

Water Laboratory, Environmental Protection Agency, College Station Road, Athens,

Ga. 30601. Direct Training Registration Office, Man.

power and Training Branch, 1200 Sixth

Avenue (M/S345), Seattle, WA 98101. Direct Training Registration Office, Edison

Water Quality Laboratory, Environmental Protection Agency, Edison, N.J. 08817.

WATER HYGIENE PROGRAM Direct Training Registration Office, Environ

mental Protection Agency, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226.

SOLID WASTES MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Direct Training Registration Office, Systems

Management Division, Office of Solid Wastes Management Programs, 5555 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213.

RADIATION PROGRAM Direct Training Registration Office, Eastern

Environmental Radiation Laboratory, Environmental Protection Agency, Post Office

Box 61, Montgomery, AL 36101. Direct Training Registration Office, Western

Environmental Research Laboratory, Environmental Protection Agency, Post Ofice Box 15027, Las Vegas, NV 89114.

PESTICIDES PROGRAM Direct Training Registration Office, Perrine

Primate Laboratory, Post Office Box 490,

Perrine, FL 33157. Direct Training Registration Office, Division

of Pesticide Community Studies, 4770

Buford Highway, Chamblee, GA 30341. $ 5.5 Procedure for payment.

Applications for direct training shall be completed and submitted in accordance with the instructions issued by the respective program offices. Fee payment, in the amount indicated by the fee

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schedule, shall accompany completed applications (except in the case of waiver requests as described in $ 5.7). All applicants, other than Federal agency personnel, shall make payment by check payable to the order of the Environmental Prot ion Agency. Federal agency applicants shaii submit a letter identifying the agency and office to be billed, the agency order number, and any code numbers or other information necessary for billing purposes. $ 5.6 Refunds.

An applicant may withdraw his application and receive full reimbursement of his fee provided that he notifies the appropriate registration office in writing no later than 10 days before commencement of the course for which he has registered 8 5.7 Waiver of fee.

EPA may waive the fee requirement for applicants when such a waiver is in the best interests of the Government. Request for waiver shall be sent to the appropriate registration office, along with the completed application. The request should be made in writing, setting forth: (a) Name, title, and business address of applicant, (b) course title and commencement date, (c) relation of current job to training desired, and (d) justification for waiver of the tuition fee. A request for waiver shall be submitted no later than 45 days before commencement of the course.

Subpart C—Content of Environmental Impact

Statements Sec. 6.30 Cover sheet. 6.31 Summary sheet. 6.32 Body of statement.

Subpart D-Public Participation 6.40 General. 6.41 Public hearings. 6.42 Comments on draft and final state

ments. 6.43 Availability of documents. Subpart Guidelines for Preparation of Environ

mental Impact Statements for Wastewater

Treatment Works and Associated Plans 6.50 Purpose. 6.51 Definitions. 6.52 Applicability. 6.53 Responsibilities. 6.54 Criteria for preparation of environmen

tal Impact statements. 6.55 Procedures for preparation of impact

statements for plans. 6.56 Procedures for preparation of impact

statements for wastewater treatment

works. 6.57 Content of environmental impact

statements. 6.58 Public hearing requirements. 6.59 Project commencement. Subpart Guidelines for the Preparation of En

vironmenial Impact Statements for Research

and Monitoring Projects and Activities 6.60 Purpose. 6.61 Definitions. 6.62 Applicability. 6.63 Responsibilities. 6.64 Criteria for the preparation of environ

mental impact statements. 6.65 Procedures for preparation, distribu

tion, and review of EIS's and other

EIS-associated documents. Subpart G-Guidelines for the Preparation of En

vironmental Impact Statements for Air Quality

Projects and Activities 6.70 Purpose. 6.71 Definitions. 6.72 Applicability. 6.73 Responsibilities. 6.74 Criteria for the preparation of environ

mental assessments and impact

statements. 6.75 Procedures for preparation, distribu

tion, and review of EIS's and other

EIS-associated documents. Subpart HGuidelines for the Preparation of En

vironmental Impact Statements for Solid Waste

Projects and Activities 6.80 Purpose. 6.81 Definitions. 6.82 Applicability. 6.83 Responsibilities.


Subpart A-General Sec. 6.10 Purpose and policy. 8.11 Definitions. 6.12 Summary of the environmental impact

statement process. 6.13 Applicability. 6.14 General responsibilities. 6.15 Timing for proposed Agency actions on

which impact statements are to be prepared.

Subpart B-Procedures 6.20 Guidelines for determining when to

prepare an impact statement. 6.21 Environmental review. 6.22 Notice of Intent. 6.23 Draft impact statements. 6.24 Final impact statements. 6.26 Negative declaration and environmental

impact appraisals.


actions, and the preparation and proc6.84 Criteria for the preparation of environ- essing of environmental impact statemental assessments and impact

ments when significant impacts on the statements. 6.95 Procedures for preparation, distribu

environment are anticipated. tion, and review of EIS's and other

8 6.11 Definitions. EIS-associated documents.

(a) "Environmental assessment” is a Subpart 1-Guidelines for the Preparation of En

written analysis submitted to the Agency vironmental Impact Statements for Construction

by its grantees or contractors describing of Special Purpose Facilities and facility

the environmental impacts of actions Renovations

undertaken with the financial support 6.90 Purpose.

of the Agency. 6.91 Definitions.

(b) “Environmental review" is a for6.92 Applicability.

mal evaluation undertaken by the Agency 6.93 Responsibilities.

to determine whether a proposed Agency 6.94 Criteria for the preparation of environmental assessments and impact

action may have a significant impact on statements.

the environment. 6.95 Procedures for preparation, distribu- (c) "Notice of intent" is a memoran

tion, and review of EIS's and other dum announcing to Federal, State, and EIS-associated documents.

local agencies, and to interested persons, EXHIBITS

that a draft environmental impact state1 Flowchart.

ment will be prepared and processed. 2 (page 1.) Notice of Intent Transmittal (d) "Environmental impact stateMemorandum Suggested Format.

ment" is a report, prepared by the 2 (page 2.) Notice of Intent Suggested

Agency, which identifies and analyzes Format. 3 News Release Suggested Format.

in detail the environmental impacts of 4 Negative Declaration Suggested Format. an Agency action. 5 Environmental Impact Appraisal Suggested (e) "Negative declaration" is a written Format.

announcement, prepared subsequent to 6 Cover Sheet Format for Environmental

the environmental review, which states Impact Statements.

the Agency has decided not to prepare 7 Summary Sheet Format for Environmental Impact Statements.

an environmental impact statement. 8 Flowchart for OR&M.

(f) "Environmental impact appraisal" 9 Flowchart for OSWMP.

is an abbreviated document, based on an

environmental review, which supports a AUTHORITY: Secs. 102, 103, 83 Stat. 854.

negative declaration. It describes a proSOURCE: 38 FR 1696, Jan. 17, 1973, unless

posed Agency action, its expected enviotherwise noted.

ronmental impact, and the basis for the Subpart A—General

conclusion that no significant impact is

anticipated. 8 6.10 Purpose and policy.

(g) "Responsible official” will usually (a) The National Environmental Pol- be either a Regional Administrator or a icy Act of 1969, implemented by Execu- Deputy Assistant Administrator. He is tive Order 11514 and the Council on responsible for assuring that environEnvironmental Quality's Guidelines of mental reviews are conducted and, if April 23, 1971 (36 FR 7724), requires necessary, that environmental impact that all agencies of the Federal Govern- statements and other associated document prepare detailed environmental ments are prepared. “Responsible offstatements on proposals for legislation cials" are identified for the various and other major Federal actions signifi- Agency program offices in the subparts cantly affecting the quality of the human following Subpart D. environment. The objective of the Act is (h) “Interested persons” are individto build into the agency decisionmaking uals, groups, organizations, corporations, process an appropriate and careful con- or other nongovernmental units, includsideration of all environmental aspects ing an applicant for an Agency contract of proposed actions.

or grant and conservation groups, who (b) This part establishes Environmen- may be interested in, affected by, or techtal Protection Agency policy and proce- nically competent to comment on the dures for the identification and analysis environmental impact of the proposed of the environmental impact of Agency Agency action.

§ 6.12 Summary of the environmental

impact statement process. (a) Environmental review. An environmental review shall be made of proposed and certain ongoing actions (as required in $ 6.13(c)) of the Environmental Protection Agency. This process shall consist of a study of the program or project, identifying and evaluating the expected and potential environmental impacts of the action. The purpose of this review is to determine whether any significant impacts are anticipated and if an environmental impact statement is required. The Agency has overall responsibility for this review, although its grantees and contractors will contribute to the review through environmental assessments they have submitted. (Types of grants, contracts, and other actions requiring such assessments are specified in the subparts following Subpart D of this part.)

(b) Notice of intent and impact statements. Where the environmental review indicates significant environmental impacts, a notice of intent shall be published, and a draft environmental impact statement shall be prepared and distributed. After external coordination and evaluation of the comments received, a final environmental impact statement shall be prepared and distributed.

(c) Negative declaration and environmental impact appraisal. When the environmental review does not indicate any significant impacts, a negative declaration to this effect shall be issued. For the cases specified in the subparts following Subpart D of this part, an environmental impact appraisal shall be prepared, which summarizes the impacts, alternatives, and the reasons an impact statement was not prepared. It shall remain on file and shall be available for public inspection.

(d) The environmental Impact statement process is shown graphically in Exhibit 1. $ 6.13 Applicability.

(a) Actions covered. This part applies to:

(1) All Agency legislative proposals;

(2) Favorable reports on legislation initiated elsewhere and not accompanied by an impact statement, provided it is not excluded in paragraph (b) (4) and (5) of this section;

(3) Direct Agency activities;

(4) Activities of its grantees and contractors that are financially supported in whole or in part by the Agency, except as noted in paragraph (b) of this section.

(b) Actions excluded. The following Agency actions are not subject to the requirements of this part:

(1) Administrative procurements (e.g., general supplies);

(2) Contracts for consulting services; (3) Personnel actions;

(4) Legislative proposals originating in another Agency;

(5) Legislative proposals not relating to or affecting the matters within EPA's primary areas of responsibility;

(6) Environmentally protective regulatory activities.

(c) Retroactive application. This regulation shall apply to uncompleted and continuing Agency actions initiated prior to the promulgation of these procedures when substantial funds have not been released and modifications of or alternatives to the Agency action are still available. An environmental impact statement shall be prepared for each project found to have significant environmental consequences, as determined in accordance with $ 6.20.

(d) Application to legislative proposals. Except as noted in paragraphs (b) (4) and (5) of this section, environmental impact statements shall be prepared for legislative proposals or favorable reports relating to legislation. Because of the nature of the legislative process, impact statements for legislation must be prepared and reviewed in accordance with the procedures followed in the de

lopment and review of the legislative matter. These procedures are described in Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-19; separate procedures, therefore, have not been provided in this part. Where appropriate, legislative statements will contain the information required in $ 6.32.

(e) Application to annual budget estimates. An annual listing of those Agency actions which will require the preparation of environmental impact statements shall be compiled each year as specified in Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 72-6. Agency components shall submit with their budget estimates a listing of those projects for which they expect to prepare impact statements. Applicable portions of Subpart B of this part shall be utilized to review projects

to determine if they will have a signifi- copies of specific documents to the apcant impact.

propriate regional office or program. § 6.14 General responsibilities.

(2) Analyzes the present procedures

for public participation, and develops and (a) Responsible official. (1) Requires recommends to the Office of Federal contractors and grantees to submit en- Activities a program to improve those vironmental assessments and assures en- procedures and increase public particivironmental reviews are conducted on pation. proposed Agency projects at the earliest (d) Regional Office Division of Public practicable point in the Agency's project Affairs. (1) Assists the "responsible offormulation process.

ficial” or his designee on matters per(2) When required, assures that draft taining to negative declarations, notices statements are prepared and distributed of intent, press releases, and other public at the earliest practicable point in the notification procedures. Agency's project formulation process, (2) Assists the responsible oficial or their internal and external review is co- his designee by answering the public's ordinated, and final statements are pre- queries on the impact statement process pared and distributed.

and on specific impact statements, and (3) When an impact statement is not by filling requests for copies of specific prepared, assures that negative declara- documents. tions and environmental appraisals are (e) Office of Legislation. Provides the prepared and distributed for those ac- necessary liaison with Congress. tions requiring them.

(f) Offices of the Assistant Adminis(b) Office of Federal Activities. (1) trators and Regional Administrators. Provides Agencywide policy guidance (1) Provide specific policy guidance to and assures that Agency components es- their respective offices and assure that tablish and maintain adequate adminis- those offices establish and maintain adetrative procedures to comply with this quate administrative procedures to compart.

ply with this part. (2) Monitors the overall timeliness (2) Monitor the overall timeliness and and quality of the Agency effort to com- quality of their respective component's ply with this part.

efforts to comply with this part. (3) Provides assistance to "responsible (3) Act as liaison between their comofficials” as required.

ponents and the Office of Federal Activi(4) Coordinates the training of per- ties and between their components and sonnel involved in the review and prepa- other Assistant Administrators or Reration of environmental impact state- gional Administrators on matters of ments.

agencywide policy and procedures. (5) Acts as Agency liaison with the (4) Advise the Administrator and Council on Environmental Quality and Deputy Administrator, through the Ofother Federal and State entities on mat- fice of Federal Activities, on projects or ters of Agency policy and administrative activities within their respective areas mechanisms to facilitate external re- of responsibility which involve more than view of Agency environmental impact

Agency component, are highly statements, to determine lead Agency,

controversial, are nationally significant and to improve the uniformity of the

or “pioneer" Agency policy, when these NEPA procedures of Federal agencies.

projects have had or should have an en(6) Advises the Administrator and

vironmental impact statement prepared Deputy Administrator on projects which

on them. involve more than one Agency

(g) Budget Operations Division, Office com

of Resources Management. The Budget ponent, are highly controversial, are nationally significant, or "pioneer" Agency

Operations Division, Office of Resources policy, when these projects have had or

Management, prepares from the subshould have an environmental impact

mission of Agency components a listing

of those Agency actions, covered by the statement prepared on them.

budget estimates, which will require the (c) Office of Public Affairs. (1) Assists

preparation of environmental impact the Office of Federal Activities and "re- statements, as specified in Office of Mansponsible officials” by answering the agement and Budget Bulletin No. 72-6 public's queries on the impact statement (see $ 6.13(e)). process and on specific impact state- (h) The Office of Legislation. The Of. ments, and by directing requests for fice of Legislation coordinates the prepa


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