United States
Environmental Protection Agency
FISCAL YEAR 2019
Justification of Appropriation
Estimates for the Committee
on Appropriations
Buildings and Facilities
February 2018
EPA- 190-R-18-001	www.epa.gov/ocfo

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Environmental Protection Agency
2019 Annual Performance Plan and Congressional Justification
Table of Contents - Buildings and Facilities
Resource Summary Table	375
Program Projects in B&F	375
Homeland Security	376
Homeland Security: Protection of EPA Personnel and Infrastructure	377
Operations and Administration	379
Facilities Infrastructure and Operations	380
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Environmental Protection Agency
FY 2019 Annual Performance Plan and Congressional Justification
APPROPRIATION: Building and Facilities
Resource Summary Table

(Dollars in Thousands)




FY 2019 Pres


FY 2018

Budget v.

FY 2017
Annualized
FY 2019
FY 2018

Actuals
CR
Pres Budget
Annualized CR
Building and Facilities




Budget Authority
$32,184.7
$34,233.0
$39,553.0
$5,320.0
Total Workyears
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Bill Language: Buildings and Facilities
For construction, repair, improvement, extension, alteration, and purchase offixed equipment or
facilities of, or for use by, the Environmental Protection Agency, $39,553,000, to remain available
until expended.
Program Projects in B&F

(pollars in Thousands)
Program Project
FY 2017
Actuals
FY 2018
Annualized
CR
FY 2019 Pres
Budget
FY 2019 Pres
Budget v.
FY 2018 Annualized
CR
Homeland Security




Homeland Security: Protection of EPA
Personnel and Infrastructure
$6,119.2
$6,631.0
$6,176.0
-$455.0
Operations and Administration




Facilities Infrastructure and Operations
$26,065.5
$27,602.0
$33,377.0
$5,775.0
TOTAL B&F
$32,184.7
$34,233.0
$39,553.0
$5,320.0
*For ease of comparison, Superfund transfer resources for the audit and research functions are shown in the Superfund
account.
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Homeland Security
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Homeland Security: Protection of EPA Personnel and Infrastructure
Program Area: Homeland Security
Goal: Rule of Law and Process
Objective(s): Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness

(Dollars in Thousands)

FY 2017
Actuals
FY 2018
Annualized
CR
FY 2019 Pres
Budget
FY 2019 Pres
Budget v.
FY 2018 Annualized
CR
Environmental Program & Management
$4,918.0
$5,336.0
$4,986.0
-$350.0
Science & Technology
$438.0
$446.0
$500.0
$54.0
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Hazardous Substance Superfiind
$1,306.2
$934.0
$934.0
$0.0
Total Budget Authority
$12,781.4
$13,347.0
$12,596.0
-$751.0
Total Workyears
5.9
12.2
12.2
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Program Project Description;
This program supports the protection of federal employees, contractors, grantees, and private
citizens (occupants) who work within or visit EPA facilities. EPA occupies spaces nationwide.
EPA's buildings are a combination of headquarters and regional administrative offices, program
and research laboratories, and support facilities/warehouses. These facilities are either EPA
owned/leased or GSA owned/leased. This funding ensures federal mandates are met as they relate
to physical security and local emergency preparedness for our locations nationwide. These funds
support the physical security protection equipment and mechanisms required to protect occupants
during facility relocation (e.g., moves, new leases, consolidations, etc.), physical equipment
upgrades/modernization, or corrective actions required to address security vulnerabilities
identified during security assessments.
FY 2019 Activities and Performance Plan:
Work in this program directly supports Goal 3/Objective 3.5, Improve Efficiency and
Effectiveness in EPA's FY 2018 - 2022 Strategic Plan. In FY 2019, EPA will ensure the following
security projects protect occupants and comply with federal mandates for physical security: (1)
relocation of Criminal Investigation Division offices in San Diego, Dallas, Philadelphia, Denver,
and Baton Rouge; (2) consolidation of the Corvallis, Willamette and Richmond labs; (3)
incorporate Helena office into the Region 8 Physical Access Controls System; (4) consolidate San
Francisco's COOP and Emergency Response equipment; (5) fund the first phase of the design of
the new entrance for Athens, Georgia; and (6) various closed circuit television and physical
security upgrades in response to vulnerabilities identified by previously conducted physical
security assessments.
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Performance Measure Targets:
Currently there are no performance measures specific to this program.
FY 2019 Change from FY 2018 Annualized Continuing Resolution (Dollars in Thousands):
 (-$455.0) This program change will extend the schedule for moving the facility Physical
Access Control Systems to an enterprise ePAC solution.
Statutory Authority:
Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004; Homeland Security Act of 2002;
Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1970, 84 Stat. 2086, as amended by Pub. L. 98-80, 97 Stat. 485
(codified at Title 5, App.) (EPA's organic statute).
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Operations and Administration
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Facilities Infrastructure and Operations
Program Area: Operations and Administration
Goal: Rule of Law and Process
Objective(s): Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness

(Dollars in Thousands)

FY 2017
Actuals
FY 2018
Annualized
CR
FY 2019 Pres
Budget
FY 2019 Pres
Budget v.
FY 2018 Annualized
CR
Environmental Program & Management
$293,997.9
$305,844.0
$300,738.0
-$5,106.0
Science & Technology
$64,642.7
$67,875.0
$68,834.0
$959.0
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$502.2
$793.0
$773.0
-$20.0
Inland Oil Spill Programs
$376.2
$580.0
$665.0
$85.0
Hazardous Substance Superfiind
$69,651.3
$75,985.0
$74,144.0
-$1,841.0
Total Budget Authority
$455,235.8
$478,679.0
$478,531.0
-$148.0
Total Workyears
323.4
356.7
318.0
-38.7
Program Project Description:
EPA's Buildings and Facilities (B&F) appropriation supports the design, construction, repair, and
improvement of EPA's federally owned and leased land and structures in accordance with
applicable codes and standards. Construction renovation and alteration projects costing more than
$150 thousand must use B&F funding.
B&F resources ensure that the Agency complies with various mandates and goals including: the
Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), Executive
Order (EO) 13693,1 Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, and regulatory
mandates associated with soil and water pesticides testing.
FY 2019 Activities and Performance Plan:
Work in this program directly supports Goal 3/Objective 3.5, Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness in
EPA's FY 2018 - 2022 Strategic Plan. In accordance with the National Strategy for the Efficient
Use of Real Property 2015-2020 and HR 4465,2 th e Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act of 2016,
the Agency will continue to review its space needs. EPA is implementing a long-term space
consolidation plan that will reduce the number of occupied facilities, consolidate space within
remaining facilities, and reduce square footage wherever practical. B&F resources support facility-
related construction and the repair and improvement (R&I) of EPA's aging real estate inventory.
Good stewardship practices demand that the physical conditions, functionality, safety and health,
security, and research capabilities of the Agency's facilities are adequately maintained to ensure
1	For additional information, refer to: https://www.fedcenter.gov/programs/eol3693/.
2	For additional information, refer to: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/4465. Federal Assets Sale and
Transfer Act of 2016.
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successful completion of EPA's mission requirements and goals. Timely repairs save resources in
the longer term.
Through master planning and nationwide efforts to use space more efficiently, EPA identifies B&F
projects to be conducted each fiscal year. Necessary projects usually exceed the amount of funding
available and nearly every project is important to the long-term condition or efficiency of the
buildings. Further, the need for B&F resources will continue to increase in order to comply with
GSA leasing practices requiring agencies to pay for B&F projects including sustainable features3
as tenant improvements (TI) or up front and ongoing project costs.
This requirement significantly increases TI cost for new leases at the same time that resources are
needed to consolidate space and move into new locations to reduce the Agency's footprint in
accordance with the Federal Asset Sale and Transfer Act of 2016.
In FY 2019, the Agency will continue to explore opportunities to reconfigure EPA's workplaces
with the goal of reducing long-term rent costs. During FY 2019, space consolidation (i.e. releasing
floors or portions of leased space) in Regions 2, 3, 6 and 8 will cumulatively release over 226,000
square feet and save approximately $7.8 million in rent. Space consolidation and reconfiguration
enables EPA to reduce its footprint to create a more efficient, collaborative, and technologically
sophisticated workplace. However, even if modifications are kept to a minimum, each move
requires B&F funding.
The FY 2019 request also includes resources for ongoing projects that will provide critical
maintenance for aging laboratory facilities and are key to ensuring that the Agency has access to
preeminent laboratory science. These projects maintain a safe workplace, provide for high quality
science, support agency priorities, and advance the Agency's mission. Delaying essential repairs
results in the deterioration of EPA's facilities, which increases long-term repair costs and presents
safety risks.
In line with the Laboratory Study completed in 2014, EPA will focus on facility repairs in those
laboratories that are critical to the Agency's mission. These labs will need infrastructure upgrades
to maintain an acceptable Facility Condition Index and to allow for potential future consolidations
from leased facilities.
In FY 2019, the Agency proposes to continue or initiate space optimization projects with the
potential for the greatest long-term cost and energy savings, including but not limited to the
following:
 Optimizing space at the Athens, GA laboratory. EPA continues its work to consolidate
employees in leased laboratory space into owned space. Prior to optimizing the Agency's
space footprint in Athens, however, EPA must first invest in the design for the optimized
layout. The EPA requests $4 million in FY 2019 for this design work, which must occur
prior to any space optimization work.
3 Many of these features are required by EISA or executive orders.
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	Willamette Consolidation to the Corvallis laboratory. Before EPA consolidates the
Willamette laboratory, the Agency is in the process of modifying swing space in Corvallis,
OR to accommodate employees from Willamette, OR while the main infrastructure
replacement project is underway. This project will reduce the space footprint by 20,918
rentable square feet.
	Grosse lie to the National Vehicle Fuel and Emissions laboratory. EPA will move staff
into the owned laboratory facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Agency must modify space
at the Ann Arbor laboratory to accommodate staff from Grosse lie, MI. Release of the
Grosse lie facility will result in a space reduction of approximately 35,000 square feet.
In FY 2019, EPA will continue its phased approach to accomplish major B&F projects across the
country involving mechanical systems nearing the end of their useful life that also will ultimately
result in energy savings. A few examples are listed below.
	Replacement of air handlers at the Air and Radiation laboratory, Montgomery, AL,
Phase 3. This phase of the project will replace the air handler systems within the laboratory
and complete the infrastructure replacement project. The timeline for Phase 2 was
extended, moving Phase 3 into FY 2019. This investment, which will produce energy and
related resource savings, represents a major priority as it is necessary to maintain
operability at the Montgomery, AL laboratory.
	Implementation of Phase 2 of the Infrastructure Replacement Project at the Research
and Development laboratory in Corvallis, OR. Phase 2 construction will continue in FY
2019 to renovate the laboratory and consolidate a portion of the Region 9 laboratory's
functions. The laboratory renovation will result in a reduction in energy consumption,
which will lead to utility cost avoidance. New energy efficient equipment, procedures, and
methods will incorporate reliability, sustainability, and safety while meeting mission
requirements.
Performance Measure Targets:
Currently there are no performance measures specific to this program.
FY 2019 Change from FY 2018 Annualized Continuing Resolution (Dollars in Thousands):
	(+$5,775.0) This program change increases funding for the Agency's planned progress in
regional space optimization and laboratory upgrade projects in Athens, GA, Corvallis, OR
and Gross lie, MI.
Statutory Authority:
Federal Property and Administration Services Act; Public Building Act; Robert T. Stafford
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act; Clean Water Act; Clean Air Act; Resource
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); National
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); Community Environmental Response Facilitation Act
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(CERFA); Energy Policy Act of 2005; Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1970, 84 Stat. 2086, as
amended by Pub. L. 98-80, 97 Stat. 485 (codified at Title 5, App.) (EPA's organic statute).
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