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VOLUME 3
NUMBER 6
March 1986
EPA Funding Level Stable
President Reagan has pro-
posed a fiscal 1987 budget of
$2.4 billion for EPA, which
represents one of the more
stable funding levels in the
domestic federal budget.
The President is requesting
$2.4 billion supported by
13,161 workyears. This
budget is $139 million more
than EPA's 1986 budget, an
increase of 6 percent in dol-
lars and a reduction of less
than 2 percent in workyears.
Resources for the Construc-
tion Grants program are not
included in the President's
request. The President will
submit an amended request
for $1.8 billion once author-
izing legislation is enacted.
EPA's proposed budget
takes into account the Ad-
ministration's effort to reduce
the deficit. Administrator Lee
M. Thomas said, "I believe we
can manage this Agency
within these resource levels
and still meet our goals. For
example, our 1986 resources
include our share of the
government-wide 4.3 percent
program reduction. Reduc-
tions to our FY 1987 budget
request were necessary to de-
velop a government-wide
plan which will meet the
deficit target for FY 1987.
"This budget strikes a
balance between the Agen-
cy's mission to protect hu-
man health and the environ-
ment, and the Nation's need
to move toward a balanced
budget," Thomas said. "Our
1987 request provides a
e and sound resource
j that will enable the
Agency to maintain the
momentum it has developed
in the past few years."
Thomas said EPA's pro-
posed request for Superfund
"provides for a program that
would continue at the level
we developed in our
reauthorization proposal to
Congress.
"Currently, the Agency is
operating under a contin-
gency plan that I im-
plemented in August to en-
sure that sufficient funding
would be available in 1986 to
continue Superfund op-
erations. Once reauthoriza-
tion is accomplished, we
plan to accelerate the pro-
gram as rapidly as possible to
regain the momentum that
we had established in the re-
cent years." ~
In FY 1987 the Agency's Total Ceiling
Will Remain Relatively Stable
CO
m
-a
o
£
14,000
-13,000
-12,000
11,000
-10,000
L9,000
[Superfund Portion
1985
1986
1987
•A "workyear" is any combination of
permanent, temporary, full-time, and part-time
labor equivalent to the work done by one
full-time employee in one year.
Changes Proposed for 1987
Funding for the Superfund program grows to $1.05 billion,
up $189 million from last year, assuming reauthorization.
Funding for EPA's operating programs decreases by four per
cent to $1.4 billion, down $50 million from 1986.
An increase of $18 million for EPA's hazardous waste
management program over the current estimate. This
represents an eight percent increase over last year's
Hazardous Waste budget, which will fund the expanded
provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
EPA's Acid Rain research program increases by 13 percent to
$55 million, up $6.4 million from 1986.
Funding for EPA's enforcement program increases slightly to
$130 million, a $1 million increase over the 1986 budget.
EPA's Research and Development budget decreases to $295
million, a six percent reduction below 1986.
EPA's support for the Chesapeake Bay cleanup continues at
$10 million.

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People
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President Reagan has awarded Distinguished Executive
Awards, to EPA Region 5 Administrator
VaJdus K. Adamkus (top), and Jack W. McGraw (below),'
Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste
and Emergency Response. The career civil servants were
honored for their record of performance and efficiency.
The awards were presented by President Reagan on
December 12, 1985.
Price, Louis Hoelman, Brenda Daley, Myra Galbreath,
Barbara Jarvis, and Janice Lee, Administration and Resources
Management . . . John Hidinger, Laurie May, Dennis i
O'Connor, Linda Ross, Raymond Brandwein, Laszlo Bockl
Michael Williams, and Alice Crowe, Air and Radiation . . .
Eileen Barnhardt, Laverne Jones, Cathleen Mclnerney, and
George Christich, Office of the Administrator . . . Alexander
Christofaro and Robert Raucher, Policy, Planning, and
Evaluation . . . Loudean Melvin, External Affairs.
Sustained Superior Performance Awards presented to:
David AdSer, Renae Halsey, Patricia Minami, Patricia
Wade-Neal, Diane Niedzialdiwski, Bridgette Dent, Richard
Kashmanian, Dianne Fish, Nancy Beach, John Williams,
Frederick Talcott, Kathleen Knox, Claudette David, Robert
Crim, Judith Koontz, Beverly Harper, Helen Lovett, Lisa
Martin, Marian Musser, Debora Martin, Patricia Wilbur, Mel
Kollander, Pamela Weems, Wilma Haney, Michael Conti, and
Edith Minor, Policy, Planning, and Evaluation . . . Debora
Carson, External Affairs . . . Dennis Jones, Office of the
Inspector General . . . Shirley Smith, Helen Hanson, Maria
Whiting, Dorothy Woodward, and Geraldine Colfer, Office of
the Administrator . . . Patricia Millhouse, Office of the
General Counsel . . . Bernadine Usen, Carol Parker, Robert
Esworthy, William Jacobs, Leo Zanchettin, Henry
Shoemaker, John Jamula, Diane Hayden, Dorothy Cook,
Beverly Williamson, Lois Marshall, Richard Green, Delores
Henderson, William Campbell, Robert Marshall, Mary
Erumsele, Ozella Hickman, Jean Frane, Marilyn Mautz,
David Stangel, Claudia Goforth, Maureen Sherrill, William
Danson, Arthur-Jean Williams, Paul Schroeder, Michael
McDavid, Willie Nelson, Joanne Miller, Georgia Kornegay,
Adam Heyward, Carl Grable, Spencer Duffy, Margaret A
Stuart, Donald Eckerman, Yvonne Elliott, Bernard Smale,®
Retirees: Robert Arvin, 18 years, George Beusch, 25 years,
Roland Gessert, 16 years, Anthony Inglis, 30 years, Thomas
Mao, 8 years, Theodore Malinowski, 9 years, Ozella
Hickman, 21 years, Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances
.. . Richard Owen, 16 years, Walter Hunt, 23 years, External
Affairs . . . Ernst Linde, 35 years, Harry Simms, 31 years,
Matthew Simms, 31 years, Norman Cottrell, 14 years,
Administration and Resources Management . . . Leslie Buie,
30 years, Homer Hall, 29 years, Roscoe Davis, 34 years, Office
of the Inspector General . . . James Teare, 19 years, Policy,
Planning, and Evaluation . . . John Connolly, 37 years, Lena
Bryson, 34 years, Water . . . Donnie Henry, 10 years, Robert
Heath, 27 years, Beatrice Kaplan, 31 years, Research and
Development . . . Nellie Taylor, 33 years, Antonio Dasilvia, 24
years, Region 4 . . . Paul Meriage, 13 years, Region 5 . . . Ada
Giangreco, 30 years, Region 7 . . . Leona Colglazier, 26 years,
Research Triangle Park . . . Paul Yevich, 37 years,
Narragansett.
Special Act Awards presented to: Erick Clegg, Denise
Wilkerson, Harold Zenick, and Donna Kuroda, Research and
Development . . . James Combs, Reto Engler, William Hazel,
Roy Sloblad, Richard Loranger, Herbert Manning, William
Schneider, Robert Pilsuck, Zigfrid Vaituzis, Frederick Betz,
Donna Nelson, Kenneth Gutherman, Gerald Stubbs, Arvella
Farmer, Dennis Edwards, Sandra Frazier, Gerald Gardner,
Alvaro Yamhure, Dana Pilitt, Paul Parsons, Kevin Mulcahy,
and Robert Pohl, Pesticides and Toxic Substances . . . Delores
Moorman, Janice Kern, Sandra Hill, Ross Uardter, Paulette
Dr. Gary S. Logsdon, (center), who works for the Agency at^—
Cincinnati, Ohio, displays the pJaque honoring him as Enjw
of the Year at ceremonies February 19. Congratulating hirrW
(left) is National Society of Professional Engineer's President
Elect Joseph H. Kuranz, and standing (right) is presenter
Louis W. Lefke, Deputy Director, EPA's Water Engineering
Research Lab.

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Letters
Alice Harris, Karen Fanner, Jane Ulrich, Glenda Farmer,
Deborah Sisco, Emory Eldredge, Stephen Palmateer, and
•r Francis, Pesticides and Toxic Substances . . . Nancy
ILarry Wilbon, and Michael Walker, Enforcement and
liancc Monitoring . . . Judy Cannon and John Fowlc,
Research and Development . . . William Grabsch, Robert
Farmer, Tonya Minor, Darren Alexander, Monica Lawson,
Stanley Coachman, Mary Buckman, Adriana Fortune,
Shirley Staton, Orlando Plater, Linda Garrison, Susan
Denning, Bernard Fandel, Elaine David, Cindy Sayers, and
Russell Kulp, Administration and Resources Management . . .
Anthony Bornstcin, Deborah McSwain, Clifford Dean, Kevin
Bell, Roberta Lane, Sylvia Jones, Doreen Cantor, Sonya
Stelmack Gerald Lappuii, Veiunica Reilly, Herbert Brooks,
Jerome Taite, Jerry Taylor, To Lan Dao, Aaron Martin,
Charles Case, Stephen Sinkcz, Claude Magnuson, Kim
Edmonds, Harold Davis, and Anthony Tesoriero, Air and
Radiation.
Elly Seng, External Affairs, John (Alex) Little, Deputy
Regional Administrator of Region 4, Jean Croft, Congressional
Liaison, and Maryann Frochlich, Office of the Administrator,
were presented Awards for Exceptional Support to the Office
of Research and Development. This is the first time that
awards have been given outside of ORD for outstanding service.
Larry Jensen received a $100 suggestion award for making
it easier, by way of posted signs, to locate EPA offices and
personnel in the Kluczynski Federal Building, Region 5.
Bradley Miller, a physical scientist in EPA's Region 8, was
named the Conservation Professional of the Year by the
Colorado Wildlife Federation. Through his efforts and skills as
a negotiator, he was almost solely responsible for
j^^^>lishing wetlands threatened or destroyed by urban
^^^Kion in the Aurora, Colorado area. ~
Conferences, Etc.	
The Air Pollution Control Association will sponsor or
co-sponsor a number of meetings this spring. On April 8-10,
there will be the Environmental Risk Management—Is
Analysis Useful? meeting at the Americana Congress Hotel,
Chicago, Illinois. On April 27-30, there will be the 1986 EPA/
APCA Symposium on Measurement of Toxic Air Pollutants at
the Radisson Plaza Hotel, Raleigh, North Carolina. On June 22-
27, the 79th Air Pollution Control Association Annual Meeting
and Exhibition will be held at the Minneapolis Auditorium
and Convention Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more
information on all of these conferences, write the Air
Pollution Control Association, P.O. Box 2861, Pittsburgh, PA
15230. Telephone: 412-232-3444.
An EPA-State Conference on Indoor Radon will be
sponsored by EPA's Region 4 April 15-17 at the Peachtree
Plaza Hotel In Atlanta, Georgia. For more information,
^^^kct Hagan Thompson at 404-347-3004 or FTS 257-3004.
will sponsor a series of conferences Improving POTW
^Mrormance Using the Composite Correction Program on
April 21 22 in Edison, Now Jorsoy and on April 24-25 in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information, contact
Chee Chang, Seminar Coordinator, 301-468-2500. ~
Dear Editor:
I write with deep regret to inform your readors of the doath
of Doug Farnsworth who was, from 1977 to 1984, an
enforcement attorney and chiof attornoy in EPA headquarters.
Doug died in January at his home in the Adams Morgan
section of Washington, D.C. of a heart attack. He was 40 years
old. A native of Frederick, Maryland who was raised in South
Orange, New Jersey, Doug Farnsworth was a graduate of
Bucknell College and Antioch Law School. A conscientious
objector during the Vietnam War, Doug served as a Poaco
Corps volunteer in Barbados. He joined the EPA in 1977 as an
air enforcement attorney with the Division of Stationary
Souice Enforcement and, within a year, was promoted to a
supervisory position on a "steel task force" directed by
Richard Wilson. Doug performed with groat distinction in this
job, earning the Agency's highest award, a Gold Medal, for his
negotiation of "company-wide" consent decrees that called fui
very significant commitments to air pollution control by
much of the steel industry.
Throughout his years at EPA, Douglas Farnsworth was a
"professional" in the very finest sense. In addition to his
superb legal capability, Doug was consistently dependable,
honest, and well-endowed with common sense. He brought to
his work a talent which is perhaps the rarest and truest of
human gifts: the ability to help others realize the talent that
they themselves have. It was this special skill that formed the
foundation of much of his outstanding success at EPA.
I'll remember Doug Farnsworth most for his warmth, his
generosity, his quick humor, and his hearty, friendly laugh. I
can affirm that he often manifested, in the face of severe
challenge and dire adversity, an extraordinary ability to
complete an evening of poker at his house with more
winnings and wit—and less hangover and heartburn—than
the rest of us. Doug was enthusiastic and purposeful. He
rarely became angry and he was quick to forgive. He made an
important contribution to all who knew him and to many
who didn't.
Regrettably, it is fashionable in some quarters today to
castigate those who work in federal agencies as slothful or
inept, or to caricature them as autocrats, elitists or
"bureaucrats." Doug Farnsworth's 7 years and 3 days of
service in EPA bore testimony to the falseness of those
notions. He was a person whose sincere egalitarianism, devoted
public service, and dedication to preserving the natural
environment and public health were only the outward
demonstrations of a profound inner kindness. He was an
individual whose passion for liberty and justice was not
expressed in symbols, slogans or self-serving
pronouncements, but rather in their very exercise.
Doug is survived by 2 sisters, Ellen Urquhart of Bucks
Harbor, Maine, and Carol Farnsworth of Auburn, Maine, a
brother, Robert Farnsworth of Bangor, Maine, and many
friends who will miss him very much.
Joel A. Mintz
Associate Professor of Law
Nova University Law Center
Tho EPA Times io published monthly to provide nows and information
for and about EPA cmployoes. Readers are oncouragod to submit nows of
themselves and of fellow employees, letters of opinion, questions,
comments, and suggestions to: Marilyn Rogers, Editor, The EPA Times,
Office of Public Affairs (A-107). Telephone 382-4355. Information
coloctod for publication will bo oditod as necessary in keeping with
space available.

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U.S. CAPITOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS: POPULAR HISTORY
The U S Capitol Historical Society is proud of its publications and educational
resources for general audiences. The following books and records are valuable
additions to public libraries, schools, and civic organizations:
WE THE PEOPLE. The Story of the U.S Capitol
This book, a succinctly-written history of the U.S. Capitol building, has sold over
5 million copies. It has been published in six foreign languages. It won the Gold
Medal Award from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. Written by Lonnelle
Aikman with an introduction by Allan Nevins, We The People features full-color
illustrations throughout, including official photographs of the U.S. Senate and U S.
House of Representatives in session. We The People was published in cooperation
with the National Geographic Society.
|^4 pp., $4.50, postpaid. Foreign language editions, $4.50 postpaid: German,
Brnch, Japanese, Spanish, Portugese, Italian
WASHINGTON PAST AND PRESENT A Guide to the Nation's Capital
This useful guide to the history and culture of Washington, D C. is another
recipient of the Gold Medal Award from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.
Written by Donald R. Kennon and Richard Striner, it features the same lavish
color photography as We The People. This acclaimed guidebook constitutes the
perfect introduction to the nation's capital and a valuable sourcebook even for
longtime residents of Washington, D.C.
144 pp., $4.50, postpaid.
WE THE PEOPLE HISTORICAL CALENDAR
This calendar features twelve outstanding color photographs of historic scenes and
monuments in the nation's capital, along with annotations of historical events 200
years ago A valuable tool for the teaching of history at the elementary school level,
the calendar is also designed to enhance general interest in the history of the
founding of the nation.
$4.00, postpaid
THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE (Phonograph Record)
This recording featuring the voices of Helen Hayes and E. G Marshall, recounts
the events surrounding the building of the U.S. Capitol
Record, $5 00, postpaid Cassette, $5.50, postpaid

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Some students are getting a taste of the working world before
they really have to. Pictured above with Don Clay (left),
Director of the Office of Toxic Substances, and Dr. Robert
Lipnick (right), Environmental Effects Branch, OTS, are
Andrew Strausz (second from left) and Keith Watson. Andrew
and Keith spent March 3-13 working as volunteers on a
special project in the correlation of aquatic toxicity data.
Their work is part of the annual Intersession Program at Rye
Country Day School in Rye, New York, where Andrew and
Keith are high school juniors. The derived correlations will be
valuable to EPA in estimating the toxicity of organic
compounds for which little or no test data are available.
Around EPA
Have you or your staff ever received a Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) request you did not know how to
handle? Help is on the way. The Agency published a FOIA
Manual in February. The manual answers common questions
about FOIA requests and offers guidance that will help EPA
employees handle FOIA requests. The FOIA Manual will be
distributed through the Agency's Directives System. If you
have any questions, please contact Jerri Green at 382-4048.
As a reminder to all EPA career employees who have
children in college or about to enter college, the EPA
Scholarship Fund applications deadline is June 30. For more
information about the program, call Charlotte Englert at
382-7957.
All EPA employees will have an opportunity to learn about
the many existing and newly-developed information resources
at the Third Annual Open House at EPA's Washington
Information Center (WIC) in Waterside Mall on April 17 and
18, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The theme this year is "EPA's
Information Systems at Work." For more information, contact
Jim Keys at 475-8236.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the
Ohio EPA were singled out by Region 5 for their leadership in
managing the NPDES permit program. Regional Administrator
Valdas V. Adamkus presented these first-of-a-kind awards to
the two State agencies on February 6.
EPA employees may participate in a Whale Watch April 25
in Ocean City, MD. The boat used will be a 65-foot
headboat used for sport fishing. It will accomodate 50 people
on a first-come, first-served basis. The trip will provide the
opportunity to see some whales and dolphins (one hopes!),
sea birds, fish and sea mammals. The cost is $55 per person,
and the boat leaves at 7:00 a.m. For more information, contact
Rolf Hill as soon as possible at 475-7037. d
Cutoff Dates for Contracts
The Procurement and Contracts Management Division
(P&CMD) has established cutoff dates for the receipt of
procurement actions which must be awarded by
September 30, 1986 or processed at the beginning of FY
'87. The FY '86 cutoff dates for receipt of complete and
fully approved procurement actions are as follows:
Type of Procurement	Cutoff Dates
a.	All contracts except as noted in b., below. April 30
b.	Extension of existing Service Contracts	June 30
which expire on September 30 and must be
renewed on October 1.
c.	Small Purchase Orders under $10,000 and September 1
Delivery Orders under GSA Supply
Schedule contracts of any amount except
as noted in e., below.
d.	Small Purchases (Purchase Orders $10,000 July 15
to $25,000.)
e.	Small Purchase of Lease Renewal or	August 1
Maintenance Agreement on Equipment
which expires on September 30 and must
be renewed on October 1.
P&CMD suggests that procurements be submitted as far
in advance of cutoff dates as possible. P&CMD will make
every possible effort to complete contract awards submitted
prior to the cutoff dates. After the cutoff dates, the only
actions that will be accepted are: 1) actions citing FY '87
account numbers, 2) non-funded planning purpose actions
(complete, fully approved packages lacking only funding
certifications) planned for FY '87 award, 3) approved
priority actions, and 4) small purchasing actions where
specific arrangements are made with the purchasing office^
Please assure that all project officers within your
organization are aware of the cutoff dates. If you have any
questions, please contact your servicing procurement office.
Training Opportunities	
Office of Administration Director John Chamberlin and
Region 8 Administrator John Welles opened the first western
regional offering of "Framework for Supervision" January
28-30 in Denver. This new 3-day course, focusing on the basic
skills and information needed by new supervisors to
effectively direct their organization's work and human
resources, is required training for newly appointed
supervisors. The program will be presented both in
Washington and at a location convenient to the western
locales (usually Denver). Presentations are currently
scheduled specifically for supervisors in Philadelphia, Dallas,
and San Francisco.
EPA's new Training Institute will also offer 12 courses for
professional development at Headquarters. They range from
"Effective Writing for Professionals" and "Reading
Improvement" to " Positive Conflict Resolution."
Thirteen new courses are being offered for Secretaries and
Clericals. Among the new offerings are: "Supervisory Training
for Secretaries," "Office Management for Support Staff,"
"Executive Secretarial Seminar," and "Career Developmenl
Workshop for Support Staff.
For more information on these courses and any of the new
programs of the Training Institute, contact Sandi Wells at
382-2997. ~

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