43 CFR 46.105 - Using a contractor to prepare environmental documents.
A Responsible Official may use a contractor to prepare any environmental document in accordance with the standards of 40 CFR 1506.5(b) and (c). If a Responsible Official uses a contractor, the Responsible Official remains responsible for:
(a) Preparation and adequacy of the environmental documents; and
(b) Independent evaluation of the environmental documents after their completion.