38 CFR 26.5 - Responsibilities.

§ 26.5 Responsibilities.

(a) The Director of the Office of Environmental Affairs shall:

(1) Be responsible to coordinate and provide guidance to VA elements on all environmental matters;

(2) Assist in the preparation of environmental documents by VA elements; and, where more than one VA element, or Federal, State, or local agency is involved, assign the lead VA element or propose the lead Federal, State or local agency to prepare the environmental documents;

(3) Recommend appropriate actions to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on those environmental matters for which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has final approval authority;

(4) Assist in resolution of disputes concerning environmental matters within VA, and among VA and other Federal, State and local agencies;

(5) Coordinate preparation of VA comments on draft and final environmental impact statements of other agencies;

(6) Serve as the VA's principal liaison to the CEQ, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Management and Budget, and other Federal, State, and local agencies on VA environmental actions; and

(7) Prepare appropriate supplemental guidance on implementation of these regulations.

(b) VA General Counsel shall provide legal advice and assistance in meeting the requirement of NEPA, the CEQ Regulations and these regulations.

(c) The heads of each VA element shall:

(1) Adopt procedures to ensure that decisions are made in accordance with NEPA, the CEQ Regulations and these regulations; and

(2) Be responsible to prepare environmental documents relating to programs and proposed actions by their elements, when required by these regulations.

(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4321- 4370a)

This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.

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United States Code

§ 4321 - Congressional declaration of purpose

§ 4331 - Congressional declaration of national environmental policy

§ 4332 - Cooperation of agencies; reports; availability of information; recommendations; international and national coordination of efforts

§ 4333 - Conformity of administrative procedures to national environmental policy

§ 4334 - Other statutory obligations of agencies

§ 4335 - Efforts supplemental to existing authorizations

§ 4341 - Omitted

§ 4342 - Establishment; membership; Chairman; appointments

§ 4343 - Employment of personnel, experts and consultants

§ 4344 - Duties and functions

§ 4345 - Consultation with Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Environmental Quality and other representatives

§ 4346 - Tenure and compensation of members

§ 4346a - Travel reimbursement by private organizations and Federal, State, and local governments

§ 4346b - Expenditures in support of international activities

§ 4347 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 4361, 4361a - Repealed. Pub. L. 104–66, title II, § 2021(k)(1), (2), Dec. 21, 1995, 109 Stat. 728

§ 4361b - Implementation by Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency of recommendations of “CHESS” Investigative Report; waiver; inclusion of status of...annual revisions of plan for research, development, and demonstration

§ 4361c - Staff management

§ 4362 - Interagency cooperation on prevention of environmental cancer and heart and lung disease

§ 4362a - Membership of Task Force on Environmental Cancer and Heart and Lung Disease

§ 4363 - Continuing and long-term environmental research and development

§ 4363a - Pollution control technologies demonstrations

§ 4364 - Expenditure of funds for research and development related to regulatory program activities

§ 4365 - Science Advisory Board

§ 4366 - Identification and coordination of research, development, and demonstration activities

§ 4366a - Omitted

§ 4367 - Reporting requirements of financial interests of officers and employees of Environmental Protection Agency

§ 4368 - Grants to qualified citizens groups

§ 4368a - Utilization of talents of older Americans in projects of pollution prevention, abatement, and control

§ 4368b - General assistance program

§ 4369 - Miscellaneous reports

§ 4369a - Reports on environmental research and development activities of Agency

§ 4370 - Reimbursement for use of facilities

§ 4370a - Assistant Administrators of Environmental Protection Agency; appointment; duties

Presidential Documents

Executive Order ... 11514

Executive Order ... 11991