40 CFR 35.6055 - State-lead pre-remedial Cooperative Agreements.
(a) To receive a State-lead pre-remedial Cooperative Agreement, the applicant must submit an “Application for Federal Assistance” (SF-424) for non-construction programs. Applications for additional funding need include only the revised pages. The application must include the following:
(1)Budget sheets (SF-424A).
(2)A Project narrative statement, including the following:
(i)A list of sites at which the applicant proposes to undertake pre-remedial tasks. If the recipient proposes to revise the list, the recipient may not incur costs on a new site until the EPA project officer has approved the site;
(ii)A Statement of Work (SOW) which must include a detailed description, by task, of activities to be conducted, the projected costs associated with each task, the number of products to be completed, and a quarterly schedule indicating when these products will be submitted to EPA; and
(iii)A schedule of deliverables.
(3)Other applicable forms and information authorized by 2 CFR part 200 Subpart C - Pre-Federal Award Requirements and Contents of Federal Awards.
(1)Health and safety plan.
(i) Before beginning field work, the recipient must have a health and safety plan in place providing for the protection of on-site personnel and area residents. This plan need not be submitted to EPA, but must be made available to EPA upon request.
(ii) The recipient's health and safety plan must comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.120, entitled “Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response,” unless the recipient is an Indian Tribe exempt from OSHA requirements.
(ii) The recipient must have an EPA-approved non-site-specific quality assurance plan in place before beginning field work. The recipient must submit the plan to EPA in adequate time (generally 45 days) for approval to be granted before beginning field work.
(iii) The quality assurance plan must comply with the requirements regarding split sampling described in section 104(e)(4)(B) of CERCLA, as amended.