(a) Technical assistance to environmental agencies
Notwithstanding any other provision of law relating to Federal grants and cooperative agreements, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is authorized to make grants to, or enter into cooperative agreements with, private nonprofit organizations designated by the Secretary of Labor under title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965 [42 U.S.C. 3056 et seq.] to utilize the talents of older Americans in programs authorized by other provisions of law administered by the Administrator (and consistent with such provisions of law) in providing technical assistance to Federal, State, and local environmental agencies for projects of pollution prevention, abatement, and control. Funding for such grants or agreements may be made available from such programs or through title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965 and subtitle D of title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 [29 U.S.C. 2911 et seq.].
(b) Pre-award certifications
Prior to awarding any grant or agreement under subsection (a) of this section, the applicable Federal, State, or local environmental agency shall certify to the Administrator that such grants or agreements will not—
(1)result in the displacement of individuals currently employed by the environmental agency concerned (including partial displacement through reduction of nonovertime hours, wages, or employment benefits);
(2)result in the employment of any individual when any other person is in a layoff status from the same or substantially equivalent job within the jurisdiction of the environmental agency concerned; or
(3)affect existing contracts for services.
(c) Prior appropriation Acts
Grants or agreements awarded under this section shall be subject to prior appropriation Acts.
The Older Americans Act of 1965, referred to in subsec. (a), is Pub. L. 89–73, July 14, 1965, 79 Stat. 218, as amended. Title V of the Act, known as the “Older American Community Service Employment Act”, is classified generally to subchapter IX (§ 3056 et seq.) of chapter
35 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
3001 of this title and Tables.
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998, referred to in subsec. (a), is Pub. L. 105–220, Aug. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 936, as amended. Subtitle D of title I of the Act is classified generally to subchapter IV (§ 2911 et seq.) of chapter
30 of Title
29, Labor. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
9201 of Title
20, Education, and Tables.
Section was enacted as part of the Environmental Programs Assistance Act of 1984, and not as part of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 which comprises this chapter.
1998—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–277, § 101(f) [title VIII, § 405(f)(27)], struck out “title IV of the Job Training Partnership Act or” after “title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965 and” in last sentence.
Pub. L. 105–277, § 101(f) [title VIII, § 405(d)(35)], substituted “and title IV of the Job Training Partnership Act or subtitle D of title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998” for “and title IV of the Job Training Partnership Act” in second sentence.
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment
Amendment by section
101(f) [title VIII, § 405(d)(35)] of Pub. L. 105–277effective Oct. 21, 1998, and amendment by section
101(f) [title VIII, § 405(f)(27)] of Pub. L. 105–277effective July 1, 2000, see section
101(f) [title VIII, § 405(g)(1), (2)(B)] of Pub. L. 105–277, set out as a note under section
3502 of Title
5, Government Organization and Employees.
Pub. L. 98–313, § 1,June 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 235, provided that: “This Act [enacting this section] may be cited as the ‘Environmental Programs Assistance Act of 1984’.”
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