Informal process for adjudication of most pre-award and post-award assistance agreement (e.g., grant, cooperative agreement) disputes or enforcement actions by EPA (except competitive assistance agreements) involving governmental entities, colleges, hospitals, and other non-profit entities receiving agency monies. Enforcement actions may range from temporary withholding of payments to suspension or termination. (See 40 CFR Part 30 & Part 31, Subpart F).
These uniform administrative requirements and enforcement procedures are applicable to a wide range of EPA grants/agreements, including: environmental program grants to state/local/tribal governments (e.g., construction of water treatment works; protection and restoration of publicly-owned freshwater lakes; establishment of state revolving funds for water pollution control, drinking water, or Superfund actions) (Part 35); research and demonstration grants (Part 40); training assistance (Part 45); and, National Environmental Eduction Act grants (Part 47).
|Level||Name of Office||Sub-Agency/Bureau/Division:||Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at this stage?|
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Appeal Level 1
Office of Administration and Resources Management