38 CFR 26.7 - VA environmental decision making and documents.

§ 26.7 VA environmental decision making and documents.

(a) Relevant environmental documents shall accompany other decision documents as they proceed through the decision-making process.

(b) The major decision points for VA actions, by which time the necessary environmental documents must be completed, are as follows:

(1)Leases. Prior to execution of lease agreement.

(2)Grants. Prior to notification of grant award.

(3)Policy. Prior to final approval of a policy which substantially alters agency programs and which affects the human environment.

(4)Legislative proposals. Included in any recommendation or report to Congress on a legislative proposal which would affect the environment. The document must be available in time for Congressional hearings and deliberations.

(5)Major, minor, minor miscellaneous delegated projects, and non-recurring maintenance projects. Prior to contract award for working drawings or prior to in-house initiation of working drawings. If the Secretary of Veterans Affairs or designee makes a finding of compelling need, working drawings may commence prior to completion of the environmental compliance process. However, this will not preclude completion of environmental compliance prior to construction.

(6)Land acquisition for development. Prior to the Secretary's acceptance of custody and accountability (for Federal lands), or acceptance of offer to donate or contract for purchase (for private lands).

(c) Where emergency circumstances make it necessary to take an action with significant environmental impact without observing the provisions of these regulations, VA must act in accordance with CEQ Regulations, 40 CFR 1506.11.

(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4321- 4370a)
[ 51 FR 37182, Oct. 20, 1986, as amended at 54 FR 34987, Aug. 23, 1989]

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.

This list is taken from the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules provided by GPO [Government Printing Office].

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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