U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF CHEMICAL SAFETY AND POLLUTION PREVENTION
                DRAFT FY 2015 ADDENDUM
                         TO THE
     FY 2014 NATIONAL PROGRAM MANAGER GUIDANCE
                 PUBLICATION NUMBER: 73 5D14001

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                                    Table of Contents
I.   INTRODUCTION	3
  A.  Agency Overview	3
  B.  OCSPP Overview	3
II.  KEY CHANGES FOR FY 2015	4
  A.  Key Changes for Office of Pesticides (OPP)	4
  B.  Key Changes for Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT)	5
III.    MEASURES APPENDIX	9
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I.     INTRODUCTION

       A.     Agency Overview

The NPM Guidances provide a national framework for regional, state, and tribal implementation of EPA's Annual
Plan and Budget, and Strategic Plan1 to advance the agency's mission. The agency Overview to the NPM
Guidances communicates important agency-wide information and should be reviewed in conjunction with each of
the NPM Guidances and Addendums, as well as other applicable requirements. The Overview also includes
important background information and the eleven cross-program areas that are critical to effective implementation
of EPA's environmental programs. The agency Overview and additional information on the agency's NPM
Guidance development process, public comment process, other NPM Guidances to the regional offices and the
agency's official commenting template can be found on the EPA's planning and budgeting website at
http://www2.epa.gov/planandbudget/fy2015.

       B.     OCSPP Overview

The Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) National Program Manager (NPM) Guidance
provides direction to the EPA regional offices with respect to the Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
programs, incorporating input from states, tribes and other concerned stakeholders. The NPM Guidance identifies
OCSPP's program priorities for regional offices, summarizes the annual performance plans for each of the
national programs managed by the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) and the Office of Pollution Prevention and
Toxics (OPPT), details the specific contributions needed from the regional offices, and identifies the
commitments that will be used to hold regional offices accountable for contributing to those programs' goals and
objectives. More information on OCSPP can be found at http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-chemical-
safetv-and-pollution-prevention-ocspp. This document is an addendum to the FY 2014 NPM Guidance, listing all
significant changes for FY 2015 since FY 2014 NPM Guidance was finalized.

The EPA regional offices' annual program commitments and results are reported in the agency's accountability
system, the Annual Commitment System (ACS). OCSPP's suite of ACS commitments is presented in Section III
Measures Appendix. The FY 2015 regional offices commitments in ACS will remain as draft until final
performance agreements are reached in October 2014. Additional information on the EPA performance measures,
planning and budgeting can be found at http://www2.epa.gov/planandbudget.
  The EPA Strategic Plan is available on the following website: http://www2.epa.gov/planandbudget/strategicplan.
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II.    KEY CHANGES FOR FY 2015

       A.     Key Changes for Office of Pesticides (OPP)
                                 Issue Area: New National Area of Focus for Pesticides in Indian Country
  Key Change:  Significant budgetary changes from FY 2014 that impact NPMs
  Addition of new OPP National Focus Area, "Implementation of the EPA Plan for the Federal Certification of Applicators of Restricted Use Pesticides
  within Indian Country" for FY 2015. This addition will be a requirement for all Regions mat have tribes located in their region, and may represent a
  significant additional workload NOT originally anticipated in the FY 2014 OCSPP NPM Guidance. The Guidance edits for FY 2015 are listed below.
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Edit/Activity"  This new National Area of Focus for FY 2015 will be listed as the new fourth National Area of Focus under Pesticides'
Office Program. The "National Area of Focus: Region-Specific Pesticide Priorities" in the guidance will be moved down and become
the new fifth bullet.
  NEW
Edit/Activity:  The language for the new National Area of Focus under Pesticides' Office Program is:
       4. NATIONAL AREA OF FOCUS: Implementation of the EPA Plan for the Federal Certification of Applicators of
       Restricted Use Pesticides within Indian Country.

              A.  Description
           On February 6, 2014, EPA published in the Federal Register the "EPA Plan for the Federal Certification of Applicators of
           Restricted Use Pesticides within Indian  Country. " This Plan established a federal program to certify applicators of restricted
           use pesticides hi Indian Country where no other EPA-approved or EPA-implemented certification plan applies. Restricted
           use pesticides (RUPs) are pesticides that may only be purchased and used by certified applicators or persons under their
           direct supervision. Certification helps assure a level of competence needed to safely use these hazardous pesticides.

              B.  Regional Activities
           The Regions are responsible for tasks related to the implementation of this plan, including outreach, processing applications
           for federal certification and issuing federal certifications. We expect that initial application processing and most of the
           outreach will occur in FY 2014.  However, there may be a need for some additional outreach in FY 2015, and processing
           initial applications and application renewals will be an on-going regional responsibility. Regions will also be responsible for
           administrative actions related to the plan, such as submitting monthly reports from the database to Headquarters, and
           maintaining appropriate records.

              C.  Measure
           No new ACS measure is proposed for this area of focus  for FY 2015.  However, regions who expect a significant workload
           in implementing the Federal Plan in FY 2015 may propose a reduction in ACS Measure RSP2 ("'Number of region-specific
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                        projects or initiatives contributing to the implementation and enhancement of the region-specific pesticide program priority
                        areas.") for FY 2015.
      B.     Key Changes for Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT)
                                   Issue Area: National Area of Focus: Lead Risk Reduction Program
Key Change: Additional Direction Needed Associated with Work to be Conducted in FY 2015
At the November 2013 OCSPP's Regional Division Directors meeting, the OCSPP AA referred to the Administrator's vision and the agency's need to
identify ways to better align stakeholder interests with the agency's interest to achieve the environmental and human health objectives. The AA
provided his vision and thoughts regarding how to do business differently for OCSPP programs and priorities, particularly moving from a retail
approach to a wholesale approach. An example of the wholesale approach specifically referenced as an area for more work was Lead RRP and
innovative approaches of engaging state and city permitting officials. There is concern that many renovation firms have not yet chosen to invest in the
RRP program, and the rate of firm certifications should be rising. One way to address this trend is to have the regional offices work with state and local
permitting authorities and building code officials to inform them of the RRP program requirements and share best practices, such as an approach
recently adopted by the State of Minnesota. In FY 2014, Headquarters and the regional offices are developing a unified strategic approach, and a
tracking method, for regional office engagement with state and local permitting authorities and building code officials. Each regional office will be
responsible for identifying likely candidate jurisdictions, identifying the appropriate individuals to contact and developing a marketing plan tailored to
that jurisdiction. The Guidance edits for FY 2015 are listed below.	
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Edit/Activity: The following language will replace the first sentence of section B (Regional Offices Activities):
        Regional offices should fully implement the eight Lead Program activities outlined below and may choose to implement one or
        more of the last five activities.
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Edit/Activity: The following bullet will be moved from the optional activities subsection of Section B to the "should fully implement"
subsection:
        Engagement with State/City Permitting and Licensing Officials: Regional offices should work with permitting and licensing
        offices to require that firms have shown proof of RRP certification prior to permits being issued. Because of the strong and
        direct connection between licensing and permitting offices and the construction industry, tlu's is especially valuable in
	supporting implementation of the RRP Rule.	
Key Change: Additional Direction Needed Associated with Work to be Conducted in FY 2015
In FY 2015, the EPA will fully implement a more efficient and effective process for managing abatement certification applications for individuals,
consolidating this work into Regions 2 and 9. In FY 2014. the EPA is continuing to update the FLPP database to support this change. The FLPP
database conversion is expected to be completed in Spring 2014.  The Guidance edits for FY 2015 are listed below.	
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Edit/Activity: The following language will replace the fourth bullet of the first subsection of section B (Regional Offices Activities):
	Lead-based Paint Activities Rule (402(ci)) (Abatement, Risk Assessment and Inspection) Implementation: Region ; office's
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                    should assist in the implementation of the Lead-based Paint Activities (Abatement, Risk Assessment and Inspection) Rule by
                    accrediting qualified training providers, certifying individuals (Regions 2 and 9) and by providing information and compliance
                    assistance to the regulated community.	
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Edit/Activity: The following language will replace the third bullet of section C (Measures):
	In FY2015. processing abatement certifications will only be reported by Regions 2 and 9 in ACS.
Key Change: New Administrator Initiatives
In FY 2015, NPMs are playing a pivotal role in implementing the Administrator's theme of advancing new state, local, and tribal partnerships.
Regional offices are encouraged to work with states, tribal and local partners to define mutually supportive roles and responsibilities for program
implementation and partnership. The Guidance edit for FY 2015 is listed below.	
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Edit/Activity: The following language will be added as the first sentence in the "Partner with Tribes" bullet in the optional activities
subsection of section B (Regional Offices Activities):
        Regional offices are encouraged to continue building relationships through capacity building, technical assistance, research,
        outreach and consultation.
                        Issue Area: Deleting National Area of Focus: Chemical Risk Management Program (CRM)
Key Change: Significant Budgetary Changes
Through FY 2013, the Chemical Risk Management (CRM) Program supported national efforts aimed at mitigating chemical risk and exposure through
reductions in use and safe removal, disposal and containment of certain prevalent, high-risk chemicals - known generally as legacy chemicals. In FY
2014, in order to achieve administrative and programmatic efficiencies, the EPA merged a portion of the CRM Program's headquarters resources into
the Risk Management Program Area of Interest within the Chemical Risk Review and Reduction (CRRR) Program, maintaining a base resource level
at headquarters to enable the agency to meet any continuing statutory obligations associated with PCBs and other long-standing chemical risks.
Regional offices resources were reduced to reflect these efficiencies. The remaining regional offices resources were redirected to the Pollution
Prevention and Lead Risk Reduction Programs. The Guidance edits for FY 2015 are listed below.	
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18
Edit/Activity: jne entu-e CRM National Area of Focus section will be deleted.
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Edit/Activity: The Annual Commitment System (ACS) measure. "Number of activities conducted to reduce or prevent exposure to
chemicals of concern, with a focus on PCBs" (TSCA1), which is also found in the Appendix table, will be deleted from the Measures
Appendix.	
                                   Issue Area: National Area of Focus: Pol In I ion Prevention Program
Key Change: Ne\v Administrator Initiatives
In FY 2015, OCSPP will implement the Administrator's theme of advancing new state, local, and tribal partnerships. Regional offices are encouraged
to work with states, tribal and local partners to define mutually supportive roles and responsibilities for program implementation and partnership. The
Guidance edits for FY 2015 are listed below.
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Edit/Activity': The following language will be added to P2 Description section A:
	Regional offices are encouraged to acknowledge tribes and tribal P2 programs across the country to continue building
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                    relationships and provide capacity building opportunities, technical assistance, research, outreach and consultation.
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Edit/Activity:  Under the "Promote the Use, Adoption and Market Penetration of P2 Innovations" subsection of Section B (Regional
Offices Activities), the following will replace the language under bullet Participate in and support National Pollution Prevention
Information Exchange:
       Regional offices are encouraged to support states, tribal and local partnerships by providing networking opportunities for
       technical assistance providers (TAPs) and businesses to ensure continued effectiveness and competence in source reduction
       practices and dealing with emerging issues such as green chemistry and green products. Regional offices should administer and
       coordinate regional grant programs (PPIN, P2 and SRA), collaborate with Pollution Prevention Resource Centers and work to
       integrate P2 approaches into regional program products and services. Regional offices are encouraged to provide assistance to
       tribal and state grant recipients in order to demonstrate that projects proposed for P2 grant awards can achieve measurable
       results.
Key Change: Additional Direction Needed Associated with the Work to be Conducted in FY 2015
In FY 2015, in implementing the OCSPP Vision for 2017, regional offices are encouraged to expand their activities related to green chemistry and
engineering. The Guidance edit for FY 2015 is listed below.	
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Edit/Activity:  Under the "Foster the Development of P2 Innovations" subsection of Section B (Regional Offices Activities), the
following bullet will be added as the new last bullet:
        Provide Green Chemistry and Engineering Training: Regional offices are encouraged to collaborate in customizing, developing
        and delivering training to state P2 technical assistance providers as a conduit to identify and deploy green chemistry and
	engineering through a range of incentive, regulatory and other approaches.	
Key Change: Additional Direction Needed Associated with the Work to be Conducted in FY 2015
In FY 2015, in implementing the OCSPP Vision for 2017, regional offices are encouraged to expand their activities in support of the Economy, Energy
and Environment (E3) Program. The Guidance edit for FY 2015 is listed below.	
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Edit/Activity:  Under the "Promote the Use, Adoption and Market Penetration of P2 Innovations" subsection of Section B (Regional
Offices Activities), the "'Establish Economy, Energy and Environment (E3) Partnerships" bullet will be modified to read:
       Regional offices are encouraged to establish E3 partnership projects in conjunction with ongoing efforts involving the
       Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Energy, and Labor, and the Small Business Administration in additional communities
       to promote sustainable manufacturing and/or agricultural practices and processes by leveraging and engaging with state, local,
       and federal partners and providing technical assistance. Specifically, regional offices are encouraged to support achievement of
       OCSPP's 2017 Vision goals for the E3 program by collaborating with the program partners to facilitate:
              Increasing the number of E3 facility assessments;
              Increasing the implementation rate of E3 final report recommendations;
              Increasing the percent of E3 assessments that are funded by local community resources and private financial support and
	investment, including non-profits, foundations, impact investors, social bonds, and in-kind service funding.	
Key Change: Additional Direction Needed Associated with the Work to be Conducted in FY 2015
In FY 2015, in implementing the OCSPP vision for 2017, regional offices are encouraged to make available the guidelines for purchasing of green
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products by the Federal government. The Guidance edit for FY 2015 is listed below.
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Edit/Activity: Under the "Promote the Use, Adoption and Market Penetration of P2 Innovations", in the "Promote Environmentally
Preferable Practices in the Purchase, Use and Disposal of Electronics" bullet, "Electronics" will be changed to "Products" and the
bullet will be revised to read:
       Regional offices are asked to encourage federal agencies to purchase, use and dispose of products in an environmentally
	responsible way. Guidelines for purchasing of green products by the Federal government will be made available.	
                             Issue Area: Deleting Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE)
Key Change: Significant Budgetary' Changes
Through the cross-agency CARE Program, EPA provided funding to enable underserved communities to address local environmental programs. Due
to reduced funding across the Agency, the CARE Program will not be funded in FY 2015. The Guidance edits for FY 2015 are listed below.	
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Edit/Activities: The entire CARE section and the ACS measure associated with the program, CARE1 ("Number of Community Action
for Renewed Environment (CARE) cooperative agreement projects managed in order to obtain toxic reductions at the local /eve/"),
which is also found in the Measures Appendix table, are deleted.	
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III.    MEASURES APPENDIX
G/0
4/1
4/1
4/1
4/1
ACS
Code
IPM2
CORE
RSP2
13A
Measure Text
Number of activities conducted, consistent
with the EPA "Strategic and Implementation
Plan for School Integrated Pest Management,"
to provide outreach, education, and/or
assistance to public schools at the kindergarten
through high school levels to adopt verifiable
and sustainable IPM practices.2
Percent of overall required pesticide program
cooperative agreement activities that are
included in grantee workplaus and completed
consistent with the pesticide program portion
of the FIFRA Grant Guidance.
Number of region-specific projects or
initiatives contributing to the implementation
and enhancement of the Region-Specific
Pesticide Priority areas.
Annual percentage of viable lead-based paint
abatement certification applications that
require less than 20 days of EPA regional
office effort to process (Direct
Implementation).
Indicator
(Y/N)
Y
N
N
N
State
Performance
Measure (Y/N)
N
N
N
N
FY2015
National
Target




Planning
Target

100%
2

Change from FY 2014
(Y/N- if yes, rationale)


Yes- Regions who expect a
significant workload in
implementing the Federal
Plan in FY 20 15 may
propose a reduction in ACS
Measure RSP2 for FY 2015.
Yes-Only Regions 2 and 9
will process applications and
report in ACS.
    2 Activities defined as substantial increments of work with one or more internal or external stakeholder(s) or development of program capacity such as databases or educational resources to advance IPM in schools. In order to keep a wide range of



activities somewhat comparable, each reported activity should generally include i| preparation, 2J substantive participation, and 3) follow-up actions as needed.
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G/O
4/1
4/1
4/1
4/1
44-
4/2
4/2
4/2
4/2
m
ACS
Code
13B
14
RRP2
TR-1
TSCA1
262
263
264
297
*
Measure Text
Annual percentage of viable lead-based paint
abatement certification applications that
require less than grantee state-established
timeframes to process.
Number of lead abatements performed by
certified abatement contractors occurring hi the
region.
Number of active lead-based paint renovation,
repair and painting certification training
providers accredited by the regional office.
Number of tribal partnerships or projects
addressing lead-based paint hazards and
exposure reduction in the region.
Number of activities conducted to reduce or


Gallons of water reduced through pollution
prevention.
Business, institutional and government costs
reduced through pollution prevention.
Pounds of hazardous material reduced through
pollution prevention.
Metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent
(MTCO2e) reduced or offset through pollution
prevention.
Number of Community Action for Renewed
Environment (CARE) cooperative agreement
projects managed in order to obtain reductions
fflt^'vi^fc at flip Inril Ipv^l

Indicator
(Y/N)
N
Y
Y
Y

N
N
N
N

State
Performance
Measure (Y/N)
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
FY2015
National
Target










Planning
Target










Change from FY 2014
(Y/N - if yes, rationale)




Yes  Deleted. Significant
Budgetary Changes




Yes  Deleted. Significant
Budgetary Changes
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