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• Record Type: Direction
• Old Directive Number: DIR 01-05 (TED 3)
• Title: Fiscal Year 2002 Joint Application for 23(g) Grants and 21(d) Consultation Cooperative Agreements
• Information Date: 08/02/2001
• Status: Archived

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DIRECTIVE NUMBER: DIR 01-05 (TED 3) EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2, 2001
SUBJECT: Fiscal Year 2002 Joint Application for 23(g) Grants and 21(d) Consultation Cooperative Agreements
ABSTRACT

Purpose: This Direction establishes a pilot program to evaluate a streamlined (joint) application process for submission of Federal financial applications by States that operate both 23(g) State plans and 21(d) consultation projects. It contains instructions for the six States that volunteered to submit joint 23(g)-21(d) applications for fiscal year 2002 funding. If the pilot is effective, the streamlined process may be implemented for all 23(g)-21(d) States in the future.

Scope: This Direction applies to the States of Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Oregon, and Utah.

Expiration Date: This Direction expires on December 31, 2001

Action Offices: National Office, Regional Offices and States

State Impact: This Direction does not require a Federal Program Change for State Plans

Originating Office: Directorate of Federal-State Operations

Contact: E. Tyna Coles at 202-693-2213 or
John D. Smith at 202-693-2200
Frances Perkins Building, Room N 3700
200 Constitution Ave.
Washington, DC 20210
By and Under the Authority of
R. Davis Layne
Acting Assistant Secretary

  1. Purpose. This Direction establishes a pilot program to evaluate a streamlined (joint) application process for submission of Federal financial applications by States that operate both 23(g) State plans and 21(d) consultation projects. It contains instructions for the six States that volunteered to submit joint 23(g)-21(d) applications for fiscal year 2002 funding. If the pilot is effective, the streamlined process may be implemented for all 23(g)-21(d) States in the future.

  2. Scope. This Direction applies only to the states of Iowa, Hawaii, Maryland, Michigan, Oregon, and Utah and their respective Regions.

  3. Expiration Date. This Direction expires on December 31, 2001.

  4. Action Information

    1. Responsible Office. Directorate of Federal State Operations, Offices of Cooperative Programs and State Programs.

    2. Action Offices.

      1. National Office.

        • The Division of Grants Management is responsible for reviewing financial documents and awarding monies.

        • The Division of Consultation and the Office of State Programs must jointly review all components of the 23(g) grant application and the 21(d) cooperative agreement application as detailed in this Direction.

      2. Regional Offices. Regional Offices are required to provide technical assistance to the State programs and the Consultation Projects and to follow the instruction detailed in this Direction.

      3. States. The six States submitting joint 23(g) and 21(d) FY 2002 funding applications are required to follow the instructions detailed in this Direction.

  5. Federal Program Change. This Direction does not require a Federal Program Change for State Plans.

  6. Major Changes.

    1. A combined State Annual Performance Plan (See Appendix B) detailing both 23 (g) and 21(d) program activities is submitted with the financial documents required by 23(g) grants and 21(d) cooperative agreements.

    2. The Cooperative Agreement Form and the Grant Agreement Form (both OSHA-110) are attached to this Direction. Office of Management Budget (OMB) financial documents are now available online. The Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424/SF-424A) is available on the OMB website, accessible at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/index.html#forms.

    3. This year, review of the applications will be conducted jointly by Regional and National personnel. Final approval letters will be sent by September 20 from the National Office.

    4. Major Consultation Changes

      1. We have moved the Combined Assurances, Certifications, Conditions, and Restrictions to the Cooperative Agreement for OSHA Consultation. In addition, we have slightly modified the wording of Assurance and Certification 6(i) on limited English proficiency.

      2. States are now required to ensure basic computer literacy of the Consultation Project Manager and consultants. For the purposes of this requirement, "basic computer literacy" includes the following: satisfactorily operate Microsoft Windows, E-mail, a Windows based word processor (Word Perfect or Microsoft Word), a Windows-based Web browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator), Microsoft PowerPoint (if the individual conducts training), and the OSHA Consultation Standalone application if the state uses this application.

    5. Major State Program Changes. The general program assurances have been modified to incorporate a new item 6(i) on limited English proficiency. Several revisions have been made to the OSHA-specific Restrictions and Conditions and one additional item (22g) has been added on reimbursement of services provided by the Salt Lake Technical Center analytical laboratory. The development of substitute/alternate IMIS systems assurance (22d) continues, as last year, to allow the use of grant funding for this purpose provided the resultant system provides all required data in an acceptable electronic format. In addition, States developing Option 2 or Option 3 systems must continue to provide all required IMIS data during the development and implementation of their systems. The restriction on not using grant funds for programs that are authorized and/or funded by another Federal agency (22e) has been clarified to apply whether or not the other Federal program is administered by the State plan agency. States are also asked to use IMIS coding, when it becomes available, to help track use of 100% State funds for inspections prohibited by OSHA's appropriations limitations (22h). One assurance (22a) continues to address the specific program elements mandated by the OSH Act and regulations, in lieu of routine monitoring.
  7. Strategic Plans. State Strategic Plans are scheduled for their third year review and revision in FY 2002. OSHA's five-year Strategic Plan was reviewed in FY 2001 (September 30, 2000) and proposed revisions are under consideration. States may either proceed with their third year review process this year or may wait until the anticipated Federal revision is completed and available. States choosing to proceed should submit their revised five-year Strategic Plan for FY 1999 - FY 2003 with their grant submission after appropriate coordination with their Regional Administrator. States deferring their review and any revision, or determining that no revision to their five-year Strategic Plan is needed, should include a statement to that effect in their grant submission.
    Chapter 5, Paragraphs E and F, of OSHA Instruction STP 2-0.22B describe OSHA's policies and procedures for review of State strategic plans and for submitting required change documentation. As provided in STP-2.0.22B, major changes to State strategic plans must be negotiated with, agreed to, and recommended for approval by the Regional Administrator.

  8. Annual Performance Plan. The annual performance plan consists of a brief narrative section covering program information and two tabular sections covering annual performance goals and projected 21(d) consultation visits. Each are described below.

    1. Program Information. Each annual performance plan must include the following elements:

      1. Overview of the State's Occupational Safety and Health Program. Provide a comprehensive overview of the State's current occupational safety and health program, including the following information:

      2. Profile of the State Agency. Total number of allocated staff and break-out of compliance and consultation staff, expressed in full-time equivalents (FTEs). (See the Sample Chart of Break-out of Personnel, Appendix A.) Also include an organizational chart.

        • State Demographic Profile. Number of employers, by major Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Division and number of covered employees, by major SIC Division.

        • Identification of Covered Issues. List those issues that the State's OSH program covers and those that it does not.

      3. Statement of Compliance or Non-compliance with Appropriations Riders

      4. Mandated Activities. Because activities mandated under the OSH Act (for example, inspections, citations, and employee rights) are considered core elements of an effective occupational safety and health program, they should be tied to achievement of the State's strategic goals. The annual performance plan should discuss the performance of mandated activities as strategic tools wherever appropriate to achieve the goals. For example, standards, inspections, and citations are among the tools which could be used to achieve the strategic goal of reducing injuries and illnesses.

        Where the mandated activities are neither tied to specific strategic goals nor addressed through the State Activity Mandated Measures report, the annual performance plan should contain assurances that these activities will be accomplished. These assurances should address:

        • Prohibition against advance notice

        • Employee access to hazard and exposure information

        • Safeguards to protect an employer's trade secrets

        • Employer recordkeeping

        • Legal procedures for compulsory process and right of entry

        • Posting of employee protections and rights

        • Right of an employee representative to participate in walk-around

        • Right of an employee to review a decision not to inspect (following a complaint)

        • Voluntary compliance programs, when relevant to 23(g) private sector consultation activities (Assurances specific to 21(d) cooperative agreements are submitted separately in the cooperative agreement application.)

      5. 21(d) Internal Quality Assurance Program. If a 21(d) Consultation Project has made any significant changes to its Internal Quality Assurance program, those changes must be described in detail.

    2. Annual Performance Goals. For each performance goal in the State's strategic plan that is to be addressed during that program year, the State must:

      1. Establish objective and measurable annual performance goals to be achieved by the State during the program year.

      2. Identify the performance indicators (including activity, intermediate outcome, and primary outcome measures) that will be used to assess progress toward achievement of the State's performance goals during that program year.

      3. Succinctly and completely describe the enforcement and compliance assistance strategies and activities (including private and public sector consultation) that will be applied to accomplish the annual performance goal. Provide projections of the numbers of inspections and onsite consultation visits, where applicable.

        The annual performance goals should be presented in the format in Appendix B, Part 1.

    3. Projected 21(d) Consultation Visits. In addition to discussing 21(d) Consultation activities as they relate to each performance goal above, the total numbers of projected 21(d) visits must be provided in the format in Appendix B, Part 2.
  9. Computer Purchases. Appendix G contains the current minimum specifications for OSHA-purchased PC's and replacements for the OSHANET NT/Mail Server. All computers purchased using 21(d) or 23(g) funds should meet or exceed these minimum specifications.
    States participating in the OSHANET are strongly encouraged to purchase PC's and are required to purchase all network equipment through OSHA to assure there will be no performance or compatibility issues related to either the transmission or receipt of data and future OSHA programs and tools. (A memorandum announcing the opportunity for a new round of OSHA equipment purchases for the States will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.) All States are responsible for assuring compatibility and adequate State infrastructure to accommodate the on-going IMIS Redesign. All Information Technology equipment and system modifications should be coordinated with the Directorate of Information Technology in advance.

  10. Financial Documents. The 21(d) financial documents are located in Appendix C. The 23(g) financial documents are located in Appendix D. Each appendix contains the assurances and certifications specific to its program funding source, and both must be submitted.

    1. 21(d) Financial Documents. The Cooperative Agreement (Form OSHA-110) and the Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424 and SF-424A) must be prepared using the FY 2001 base funding level. See Appendix E for FY 2002 Funding Levels. Any increase for FY 2002 funding for the program will be awarded through the amendment process.
      Each Project must submit two originals of the Cooperative Agreement application package with original signatures on each copy of the Cooperative Agreement and the Application for Federal Financial Assistance. Accuracy of the financial documents is critical to the timely award of the Cooperative Agreement. Applications containing significant deficiencies will not be approved. Any application which is not in substantial accord with the instructions will be returned to the recipient for modifications.

      1. Funding Levels. All amounts entered in the Cooperative Agreement (OSHA Form 110), the Application for Federal Assistance (SF 424), and the related worksheet must be based on the FY 2001 authorized award levels. See Appendix E for FY 2002 Funding Levels.

      2. Administrative Cap. OSHA will continue the current 25 percent ceiling limitation on administrative costs. This limitation requires that no more than 25 percent of the 90 percent federal/10 percent recipient costs (including 100 percent federal monies) may be budgeted for administrative costs.

      3. Salary Target. Each project must devote a minimum of 50 percent of its 90 percent federal/10 percent recipient funds (including 100 percent federal monies) to consultant salaries and fringe benefits. Projects unable to meet this target must provide an explanation of why they failed to meet their targeted goals.

      4. Minimum Staffing. At least four professional FTEs -- two full-time safety specialists and two full-time industrial hygienists or their equivalents -- must be included in each project's personnel plan. All of the Project's consultants and safety personnel must be employed at least 50% of their time in the Consultation Program and must spend at least 50% of their time engaged in consultation activity. Projects needing to deviate from this minimum must seek approval from the National Office.

      5. OSHA Restrictions and Conditions. The State official with signature authority must sign the certifications, assurances, lobbying restrictions, and OSHA restrictions and conditions.

    2. 23(g) Financial Forms Grant Agreement (Form OSHA 110) and the Application for Federal Assistance (SF424) - Each State must submit two originals of the grant application package, at the appropriate FY 2001 final base award level (See Appendix F for funding levels), with original signatures on both copies of the Grant Agreement (Form OSHA 110) and the Application for Federal Assistance (SF 424). The State official with signature authority must submit two copies with original signatures of the certification, assurances, lobbying and new/revised OSHA restrictions and conditions.
      All costs on the Application for Federal Assistance (SF 424A) can be identified under two budget categories, Administration and Program based on the State's actual organizational structure. (A third category must be added where 100% State funds are used.) States may, however, continue to use the previously required nine categories (general administration; safety inspections; health inspections; on-site consultation & other voluntary programs; training & education; standards; management information systems; laboratories; and review process & non-discrimination), if that better reflects the State's actual organizational structure. Although the financial information for fringe benefits, travel, supplies, construction, total direct charges, indirect charges, and total object categories is not required to be shown on the Supportive Cost Break-Out Listing, it must be provided on the SF 424A.

      1. Supportive Cost Break-Out. States are required to provide financial information for 4 object class categories, personnel, equipment, contractual and other, based on the State's actual organizational structure. The personnel information provided on the Supportive Cost Break-Out Listing must correspond to the organizational chart included in the Annual Performance Plan.

      2. Administrative Cap. The 25 percent ceiling on administrative costs remains in effect. Administrative costs include the cost of all management staff above first-line supervisors as well as the indirect costs charged to the grant. No more than 25 percent of the total 50/50 grant may be budgeted for administrative costs without an approved justification.

      3. Telecommunication Costs for Specific States. In FY 2002, OSHA will absorb all IMIS and OSHANET-related telecommunication costs from OSHANET State locations. A dedicated line to support the deployment of the IMIS on the WEB will be installed for each non-OSHANET State during FY 2002. This also is at OSHA's expense. OSHA will no longer bill the States for telecom costs. Each non-OSHANET State is also responsible for assuring adequate internal communication capability among field and other remote locations which will be essential to adequate performance under the IMIS Redesign. States should include funding to respond to these requirements in their grant application.

      4. Salt Lake Technical Center (SLTC). States wishing to use the SLTC services for industrial hygiene sample analysis in FY 2002, as outlined in the February 8, 2001, memorandum, will need to submit a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with their FY 2002 grant application package. The MOA (See Appendix H) is available for download from the State Plans' section of the OSHA Limited Access Page and must be modified to include State-specific information. A condition has also been added to the Grant Restrictions to provide for State reimbursement for sample analysis services provided by the SLTC analytical laboratory, whether on an on-going basis through a MOA or occasional use. States should include sufficient funds in their grant application to cover reimbursement for sample analysis.

  11. National Office Responsibilities. The National Office is responsible for reviewing and approving the Cooperative Agreement application, and verifying that the application meets all required financial, operational and policy requirements.

    1. Directorate of Federal-State Operations. Consultation and State Program staff are responsible for conducting concurrent reviews of the Annual Performance Plans with Regional Office staff. Concurrent reviews will be completed by September 7 so that any need changes can be made by the States. In addition, Consultation staff are responsible for reviewing Consultation Agreement applications with Regional Office staff, and State Program staff are responsible for reviewing 23(g) grant applications with Regional Office staff.

    2. Directorate of Administrative Programs. Grants Management staff are responsible for conducting concurrent reviews of Consultation Agreement applications with Regional Offices and for reviewing financial documents for accuracy, posting funding award levels in the Payment Management System, and transmitting the award letters to each recipient.
  12. Regional Administrator's Responsibilities. Throughout the application and review process, the Regional Administrator remains the point of contact with the State(s). In addition, the Regional Administrator is responsible for reviewing the application concurrently with the National Office. After review is complete, the Regional Administrator must transmit a memorandum containing an assessment of the Cooperative Agreement application to the National Office. The memorandum must address, at a minimum, an evaluation of all of the required components outlined in Paragraph VIII above.

  13. State Program and Consultation Project Managers' Responsibilities. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars A-102 and A-110 require that financial awards be made at least 10 days prior to the beginning of their grant or agreement periods. States are responsible for completing the joint application package and submitting it to the National Office and Regional Administrator by August 15, 2001. Two original signature agreement packages must be sent to the National Office and a copy of the package must be sent to the Regional Administrator. The National Office package must be forwarded to the attention of:
    Arlene Williams
    U.S. Department of Labor
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    200 Constitution Avenue NW
    Room N-3419
    Washington, DC 20210
Application Checklist

The completed application package must contain:
  • The FY 2002 Annual Performance Plan
  • 21(d) financial documents
  • 23(g) financial documents



Appendix A
Sample Chart of Break-out of Personnel

Position Type of Staff Number of Grant-Funded Staff** Number of 100% State-Funded Staff** Total**
Compliance Officers* Safety      
Health      
 
23(g) Consultants* Safety      
Health      
 
21(d) Staff Managerial      
Consultants -- Safety*      
Consultants -- Health*      
Clerical/Data systems support      
Marketing      
Trainers      
 
Total Number of Allocated State Plan Personnel***      
 

  * Include all allocated positions in which more than 50% of the time is spent conducting inspections (or consultation visits)
 
  ** Expressed in allocated FTEs
 
  *** Include both allocated administrative and program positions



Appendix B
Tables for Annual Performance Plan
Part 1: Annual Performance Goals

Strategic Goal #:
Performance Goal #  
Annual Performance Goal #  
Strategy  
Indicator(s)  
Data Source(s)  
Baseline  
Comment  

Strategic Goal #:
Performance Goal #  
Annual Performance Goal #  
Strategy  
Indicator(s)  
Data Source(s)  
Baseline  
Comment  

Strategic Goal #:
Performance Goal #  
Annual Performance Goal #  
Strategy  
Indicator(s)  
Data Source(s)  
Baseline  
Comment  
[Repeat as needed.]

Part 2: Projected 21(d) Consultation Visits
Projected Consultation Visits*
Type of Visit Initial Visits Training/Assistance Follow-Up
Safety Health Safety Health Safety Health
Visits Relating to Strategic Plan            
Visits Relating to Local Emphasis Programs            
Other Visits            
Total by Safety or Health            
Combined Safety and Health Activities      

Note:     Interventions are no longer tracked on this form. Offsite technical training, speeches, and presentation to stakeholders must now be recorded on the Activity Hours for Compliance Assistance Web Application (OSHA Form 66)


Appendix C
Cooperative Agreement for OSHA Consultation under Sections 21(c) and 21(d)
of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970

This document must be signed by the State Designee for Consultation.

Major Changes. The Cooperative Agreement contained in the following pages embodies the following major changes from last year's agreement.
  • We have moved the Combined Assurances, Certifications, Conditions, and Restrictions to the Cooperative Agreement for OSHA Consultation. In addition, we have slightly modified the wording of Assurance and Certification 6.(i) on limited English proficiency.

  • States are now required to ensure basic computer literacy of the Consultation Project Manager and consultants. For the purposes of this requirement, "basic computer literacy" includes the following: satisfactorily operate Microsoft Windows, E-mail, a Windows based word processor (Word Perfect or Microsoft Word), a Windows based Internet engine (Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator), Microsoft PowerPoint (if the individual conducts training), and the OSHA Consultation Standalone application if the state uses this application.
Cooperative Agreement for OSHA Consultation under Sections 21(c) and 21(d)
of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970

Between the State/Commonwealth/Jurisdiction of __________________________ and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), United States Department of Labor.
  1. AUTHORITY AND PARTIES TO AGREEMENT.

    1. Pursuant to Sections 21(c) and 21(d) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (hereinafter called the Act), it is hereby agreed that the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (hereinafter called the Assistant Secretary) and the ___________________________ (hereinafter called the State)-which affirms that it has been authorized by the Governor to enter into this agreement with full power to perform the obligations hereunder and to receive and expend Federal funds as well as state funds as required herein-will execute all provisions of this agreement.
    2. Nothing herein shall preclude the Assistant Secretary from exercising Federal responsibility and authority under the Act or preclude the State from exercising its responsibility and authority under state law when not in conflict with the Federal Act and the terms of this agreement.
  2. AGREEMENT TERMS.

    1. Either party may terminate this agreement upon 30 days notice to the other party.

    2. It is agreed by both parties that substantive work and costs incurred under this agreement will be managed and scheduled in a manner to assure adequate program coverage and activity throughout the entire 12 month performance period, without the necessity of requesting a budget modification to increase the amount of Federal funds authorized.

    3. This agreement incorporates the following documents which the State has agreed to submit.

      • Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424)
      • Budget Information -- Non-Construction Programs (SF-424A)
      • Certifications, Assurances, Lobbying Restrictions, and OSHA Restrictions and Conditions
      • Cooperative Agreement (Form OSHA-110)
      • Approved Consultation Equipment Procurement Listing
      • Performance Projections
      • Annual Training Plan
      • Accompanied Visit Plan
    4. Any and all substantive modifications to the conditions and terms stated in this agreement shall be reduced to writing as amendments, numbered and signed by both principal parties to this agreement.
  3. PURPOSE AND SCOPE.

    1. The State shall provide consultation services, including training and education, whereby employers, particularly those with smaller businesses and with high hazard work places (as defined or approved by OSHA), receive assistance in:
      1. Identifying any safety and health hazards in their workplaces.

      2. Controlling or eliminating these hazards successfully.

      3. Establishing or improving a workplace safety and health program.

      4. Understanding all requirements of applicable Federal (or State) law and implementing regulations.

    2. The statewide project operated under this agreement shall conform fully with the requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (29 CFR 1908), all related formal directives issued by the Assistant Secretary and the appendices attached to this agreement.
  4. REIMBURSEMENT.

    The Assistant Secretary will reimburse the State one hundred percent (100%) of the allowable costs of all OSHA required or approved training and out-of-state travel. All other allowable training costs, and related travel and per diem, will be reimbursed at ninety percent (90%). All such training, travel and per diem must be directly related to the activity performed under this agreement.

  5. ALLOCATION OF COSTS.

    In order to ensure uniformity and comparability among agreement submissions, Consultation and Administration costs shall be determined and set forth as follows:

    1. Consultation. Consultation costs consist of all direct costs associated with the immediate delivery of consultative services to employers and employees. Costs include but are not limited to: the salaries and fringe benefits of consultation staff engaged in promotion, scheduling, visit preparation, hazard identification, program assistance, training and education, offsite assistance, report preparation, correction verification and similar authorized consultative activities; and related materials, supplies, equipment and staff training. They also include the consultation portion of total ADP costs. (ADP costs should be distributed between consultation and administration in the proportion to which ADP services support each function.) Consultation staff include safety consultants, health consultants, consultant trainees and consultant trainers who meet the minimum qualifications defined in 29 CFR 1908.8(b). Also included are costs of immediate first-level consultant supervisors, except those costs associated with accompanied visit activity.

      Additionally, costs of direct clerical support to consultants and first-level consultant supervisors are charged to Consultation.

      1. Personnel costs shall include the salaries of positions identified in Part A: Consultation as safety consultant (S), safety consultant trainee (TS), safety supervisor (S/S), industrial hygiene consultant (H), industrial hygiene consultant trainee (TH), industrial hygiene supervisor (H/S) and direct clerical support (SEC) to these positions. For consultants and first-level consultant supervisors who also serve in a managerial capacity for the project, salary costs shall be distributed between Administration and Consultation in proportion to the percent of time spent in performing (1) program management and (2) consultant and/or (3) consultant supervisory activities. Salaries reflecting (a) consultant time should be listed separately from salaries reflecting (b) time providing first-level supervision to consultants and salaries of clerical staff who provide direct support to consultants and consultant supervisors.

      2. Fringe Benefits shall include the costs of benefits for personnel identified in Part A: Consultation as safety consultant (S), safety consultant trainee (TS), safety supervisor (S/S), industrial hygiene consultant (H), industrial hygiene consultant trainee (TH), industrial hygiene supervisor (H/S) and direct clerical support (SEC) to these positions. Costs include payments for retirement, social security, workers' compensation, life insurance, medical insurance, etc. Include the cost formula for each fringe benefit. For consultants and first-level consultant supervisors who also serve in a managerial capacity for the project, fringe benefit costs shall be distributed between Administration and Consultation in proportion to the percent of time spent in performing (1) program management and (2) consultant and/or (3) consultant supervisory activities. Fringe benefits reflecting (a) consultant time should be listed separately from fringe benefits reflecting (b) time providing first-level supervision to consultants and fringe benefits of clerical staff who provide direct support to consultants and consultant supervisors.

      3. Travel shall include the costs of authorized travel for personnel identified in Part A: Consultation as safety consultant (S), safety consultant trainee (TS), safety supervisor (S/S), industrial hygiene consultant (H), industrial hygiene consultant trainee (TH) and industrial hygiene supervisor (H/S). Costs shall include travel required to conduct promotional visits, onsite consultation visits and offsite assistance. Travel to attend professional development/training courses (e.g., OTI) and regional and national consultation meetings, except that costs of travel for all participants to the Annual Consultation Conference, must be charged to administration. Intra-agency travel, such as that related to flexi-place programs, must have prior approval from the Regional Administrator. Appropriate supporting details for out-of-state travel (per diem, airfare, registration fees, miscellaneous, etc.) must be reported in the Annual Training Plan. Deviations from this plan involving out-of-state travel to courses and/or locations other than those proposed must be approved in writing by the Regional Administrator prior to the actual travel. Travel for the purpose of performing accompanied visits shall be charged to Administration.

        Attendance at professional development conferences such as AIHA, ASSE, and NSC is not considered OSHA-required training and therefore may not be funded with 100% federal funds. A Project Manager may use cooperative agreement funds to provide an opportunity for each professional safety or health employee to attend a professional development conference of three to five days' duration generally once every two years. However, the percentage of cooperative agreement funds used to pay for the individual's attendance at such a conference may not exceed the percentage of time for which that employee is dedicated to the cooperative agreement. For example, if a safety professional is dedicated at 0.5 FTE, then no more than 50% of the cost of attending the conference may be charged to the cooperative agreement.

        Costs associated with attendance and travel to professional development conferences of individuals in positions that are not funded by the cooperative agreement may not be allocated to the cooperative agreement.

      4. Equipment shall include the costs of consultant technical equipment having a useful life of more than one year and a unit acquisition cost of $5,000 or more, except as defined in Special Provisions VI.B. All equipment so defined shall be listed in the Approved Consultation Equipment Procurement Listing.

      5. Supplies shall include the costs of all tangible consultant technical property and materials other than equipment as defined above. Please itemize and describe all supply costs.

      6. Contracts shall include the costs of contracts with all sources, whether non-state government or state government sources, for the provision of services associated with consultant field activities (e.g., occupational health consultation, laboratory sample analysis in states having a Plan approved under Section 18 of the Act, and consultant health monitoring and medical examinations). The detail for laboratory sample analysis costs shall include the number of samples projected for the fiscal year.

      7. Other shall include the costs of equipment calibration and repair services for equipment which cannot be serviced by the OSHA Cincinnati Laboratory (list all equipment), non-travel costs of required or approved training for consultants (limited to tuition fees, registration fees, textbooks, course materials, etc.) and costs of all other miscellaneous consultative items which are not allocated above. Miscellaneous costs include but are not limited to: the proportion of rent, utilities, communications, data processing, postage, freight, etc. associated with the delivery of consultative services by consultation staff; subscriptions to safety and health journals; and training aids, instructional programs and promotional materials which are used by consultants to perform consultation activities.

      8. Total Direct Charges shall consist of the total of the above costs (Items 1. - 7.) for Consultation.

    2. Administration. Administrative costs consist of all direct costs associated with the management and support of the consultation program and all indirect costs. These costs include but are not limited to: the salaries and fringe benefits of personnel engaged in executive, fiscal, data collection, personnel, legal, audit, procurement, data processing, communications, maintenance and similar functions; and related materials, supplies, equipment and staff training. They also include the administration portion of total ADP costs. (ADP costs should be distributed between consultation and administration in the proportion to which ADP services support each function.) Additional administrative costs extend to the salaries and fringe benefits of direct program management positions such as project directors, program monitors and program review officers; and costs of direct clerical support to these positions.

      1. Personnel shall include the salaries of positions identified in Part B: Administration as management (MGT) and direct clerical support (SEC) to these positions. For management personnel who also serve as consultants and/or consultant supervisors, salary costs must be distributed between Administration and Consultation in proportion to the percentage of time spent in performing (1) program management, (2) consultant duties, and/or (3) supervision of consultants.

      2. Fringe Benefits shall include the costs of benefits for personnel identified in Part B: Administration as management (MGT) and direct clerical support (SEC) to these positions. Costs include payments for retirement, social security, workers' compensation, life insurance, medical insurance, etc. Include the cost formula for each fringe benefit. For management personnel who also serve as consultants and/or first-level consultant supervisors, fringe benefit costs shall be distributed between Administration and Consultation in proportion to the percentage of time spent in performing (1) program management, (2) consultant duties, and/or (3) supervision of consultants.

      3. Travel shall include the costs of authorized travel for personnel identified in Part B: Administration as management (MGT) personnel and for all personnel conducting accompanied visits. Costs shall include travel required to attend safety and health conferences (subject to the restrictions in V.A.3., above), regional and national consultation meetings and professional development/training courses. Appropriate supporting details for out-of-state travel (per diem, airfare, registration fees, miscellaneous, etc.) shall be reported in the Annual Training Plan. Deviations from this plan involving out-of-state travel to courses and/or locations other than those proposed must be approved in writing by the Regional Administrator prior to the actual travel.

      4. Equipment shall include the costs of office equipment and machinery having a useful life of more than one year and a unit acquisition cost of $5,000 or more, except as defined in the Special Provisions VI.B. All equipment so defined shall be listed in the Approved Consultation Equipment Procurement Listing.

      5. Supplies shall include the costs of all tangible office property and desk-top materials other than equipment as defined in this section. List supply costs by major category.

      6. Contracts shall include the costs of contracts with all sources, whether non-state government or state government sources, for the provision of administrative support services (e.g., service contracts for maintenance of office equipment, leasing of photocopiers, fiscal services, etc.).

      7. Other shall include non-travel costs of required or approved training for management personnel (limited to tuition fees, registration fees, textbooks, course materials, etc.) and costs of all other miscellaneous administrative items which are not allocated above. These costs include but are not limited to: the proportion of rent, utilities, communications, data processing, postage, freight, etc. associated with the management of the consultation program by administrative staff.

      8. Total Direct Charges shall consist of the total of the above costs (Items 1. through 7.) for Administration.

  6. SPECIAL PROVISIONS.

    1. A listing of approved positions is contained in the FY 2001 Supporting Details of Anticipated Costs of this agreement. Key personnel include project managers, supervisors, and consultants. Any changes in these positions must be approved by the Regional Administrator.

    2. Microcomputer equipment (hardware and software), regardless of unit cost, requires the written prior approval of FSO and must be listed in the Approved Consultation Equipment Procurement Listing (Part II, Section B).

    3. Unless a State has made special provisions for such, substantive programmatic work may not being transferred to another agency (subrecipient) under this agreement.

    4. Unless a State having a Plan approved under Section 18 of the Act has designated a State agency/facility for this purpose, the laboratory designated by OSHA to provide analysis of samples for all projects shall be:

          Wisconsin Occupational Health Laboratory
          2601 Agriculture Drive
          Madison, WI 53718
          Telephone 800-446-0403
          Fax 608-224-6213
          Contact: Mr. Terry Burk

    5. The federal cost principles applicable to this project are:

      1. Cost Principles for State and Local Governments
        (OMB Circular A-87)


      2. Cost Principles for Educational Institutions
        (OMB Circular A-21)


    6. Financial reporting forms required of all projects and their frequency of submission are:

      1. Department of Health and Human Services - Payment Management System Federal Cash Transactions Report (PMS 272), pages 1 and 2, is due in the Regional Office 30 days after the end of each federal fiscal quarter. Only signed copies of the report will be accepted and the data submitted should reflect exactly what is being reported to the Department of Health and Human Services.

      2. Financial Status Report (SF-269) is due in the Regional Office 30 days after the end of each federal fiscal quarter.

        1. Quarterly Reporting. Recipients which have accounting systems that prohibit them from meeting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements on the submission of financial reports, as outlined in this section, must have written approval from the Regional Administrator to establish an alternative schedule for submission of financial reports. The approved state specific schedule must also be submitted to the National Office for inclusion in the official file.

        2. Close-out Reporting. All agreements must be closed 90 days after the end of the performance period (generally December 31). A copy of the Financial Status Report must accompany the recipient's close-out documents.

        3. Close-out Extensions. Recipients unable to close out by December 31 are required to request a close-out extension in writing by December 1, providing an explanation of why they cannot close-out in a timely manner. An interim (preliminary) Financial Status Report (covering October - December) is due in the Regional Office on January 31, even when a close-out extension has been approved. All requests for close-out extensions must be transmitted to the National Office for inclusion in the official file, and any extensions beyond February 28 must be approved by the National Office.

      3. Cooperative Agreement (Form OSHA-110) must accompany the Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424). This is the only time this form is completed.

      4. Other performance reports and copies of forms as may be required for program management purposes will be distributed as necessary.

    7. Unless different instructions are provided by the Director of FSO or through the OSHA Directives system, all reports required under this agreement, and all requests for agreement modification, shall be delivered (or mailed) to the Regional Administrator.

    8. It is agreed that OSHA may unilaterally modify this agreement whenever necessary to conform to new regulations, new applications, or official interpretations of DOL or OMB regulations.
  7. ADDITIONAL SPECIAL PROVISIONS.

    The following special provisions are added to this agreement.

    1. Approval of this agreement depends upon Congressional action on the Department of Labor's appropriation for FY 2002.
    2. It is hereby certified by the State that matching state funds are or will be available during the tenure of this agreement.
    3. In no case shall the State be liable for more than 10 percent of actual expenditures (exclusive of one hundred percent [100%] Federal-funds) under this agreement.
    4. Where appropriate, restrictions to the agreement may be added by the Assistant Secretary to ensure that the recipient fully complies with specific terms and conditions of the Cooperative Agreement, DOL administrative requirements set forth at 29 CFR Parts 95 and 97 (Institutions of Higher Education), or provisions set forth in 29 CFR 1908. When an agreement is approved subject to the inclusion of one or more restrictions, it is hereby understood by the recipient that such approval is granted contingent upon meeting the conditions specified within the prescribed timeframe.
    5. Recipients shall prepare their agreement packages for the maximum amount they can match within the authorized amount. If a recipient is unable to match the authorized award, the award amount will be reduced to reflect the amount the recipient is able to match. These reductions will carry-over into subsequent years. In addition, cost-of-living increases will be based on the executed award amount, not proposed funding levels.

OPTIONAL INSERT(S) TO THE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT

Below are formats for four "Additional Special Provisions" which, if appropriate, would be inserted in the agreement following paragraph VII.E.
  1. Two provisions pertain to Items VI.C. and D. of the agreement:
    1. Substantive programmatic work is being transferred to another agency (sub-recipient) under this agreement, as follows:
      1. Scope of transfer:                          
      2. Agency name:                                
      3. Address:                                        
      4. Telephone number: (     )                 
      5. Contact person:                              
    2. As a State having a Plan approved under Section 18 of the Act, ____________ designates the following State laboratory to provide analysis of samples:
      1. Agency name:                                
      2. Address:                                        
      3. Telephone number: (     )                 
      4. Contact person:                              
      5. Estimated number of samples:            
  2. One provision pertains to paragraph V., "Allocation of Costs."
    1. Allowable travel costs and per diem expenses related to travel, but not salaries or other costs, for _______ will be reimbursed to the State under the terms of this agreement when the following conditions are met:
      1. The travel is intended for the purposes of properly administering the agreement or furthering consultation operations.

      2. The travel was approved in the initial agreement or received the prior written approval of the Regional Administrator.

  3. For some States, the following provision applies (insert "Safety" or "Health" as appropriate):
    1. This agreement covers consultation for ______ only; a separate agreement between OSHA and the state will cover ______.

Assurances and Certifications
Non-Construction Programs

Note: Certain of these assurances may not be applicable to your project. If you have questions, please contact the awarding agency. Some Federal awarding agencies may require applicants to certify to additional assurances. If this is the case, you will be notified.
As the duly authorized representative of the applicant I certify that the applicant:
  1. Has the legal authority to apply for Federal assistance, and the institutional, managerial and financial capability (including funds sufficient to pay the non-Federal share of project costs) to ensure proper planning, management and completion of the project described in this application.

  2. Will give the awarding agency, the Comptroller General of the United States, and if appropriate, the State, through any authorized representative, access to and the right to examine all records, books, papers, or documents related to the award; and will establish a proper accounting system in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards or agency directives.

  3. Will establish safeguards to prohibit employees from using their positions for a purpose that constitutes or presents the appearance of personal or organizational conflict of interest or personal gain.

  4. Will initiate and complete the work within the applicable time frame after receipt of approval of the awarding agency.

  5. Will comply with the Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C §§ 4728-4763) relating to prescribed standards for merit systems for programs funded under one of the nineteen statutes or regulations specified in Appendix A of OPM's Standards for a Merit System of Personnel Administration (5 C.F.R. 900, Subpart F).

  6. Will comply with all Federal statutes relating to nondiscrimination. These include but are not limited to: (a) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-352), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin; (b) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1683, and 1685-1686), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex; (c) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. § 794), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicaps; (d) the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended (42 U.S.C. §§ 6101-6107), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age; (e) the Drug Abuse Office and Treatment Act of 1972 (P.L.92-255), as amended, relating to nondiscrimination on the basis of drug abuse; (f) the Comprehensive Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Act of 1970 (P.L. 91-616), as amended, relating to nondiscrimination on the basis of alcohol abuse or alcoholism; (g) §§ 523 and 527 of the Public Health Service Act of 1912 (42 U.S.C. 290 dd-3 and 290 ee-3), as amended, relating to confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records; (h) Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C § 3601 et seq.), as amended, relating to nondiscrimination in the sale, rental or financing of housing; (i) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d) and section 188 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-220), as it relates to the prohibition against national origin discrimination for persons with limited English proficiency (pursuant to Executive Order 13166 issued August 11, 2000); (j) any other nondiscrimination provisions in the specific statute(s) under which application for Federal assistance is being made; and (k) the requirements of any other nondiscrimination statute(s) which may apply to the application.

  7. Will comply with Executive orders 12876, 12900, 12928, and 13021 by strongly encouraging contractors to provide subcontracting opportunities to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.

  8. Will comply, or has already complied, with the requirements of Titles II and III of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (P.L. 91-646), which provide for fair and equitable treatment of persons displaced or whose property is acquired as a result of Federal or federally assisted programs. These requirements apply to all interests in real property acquired for project purposes regardless of Federal participation in purchases.

  9. Will comply with the provisions of the Hatch Act (5 U.S.C. §§ 1501-1508 and 7324-7328), which limit the political activities of employees whose principal employment activities are funded in whole or in part with Federal funds.

  10. Will comply, as applicable, with the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. §§ 276a to 276a7), the Copeland Act (40 U.S.C. § 276c and 18 U.S.C. §§ 874), and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. §§ 327-333), regarding labor standards for federally assisted construction subagreements.

  11. Will comply, if applicable, with flood insurance purchase requirements of Section 102(a) of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-234), which requires recipients in a special flood hazard area to participate in the program and to purchase flood insurance, if the total cost of insurable construction and acquisition is $10,000 or more.

  12. Will comply with environmental standards which may be prescribed pursuant to the following (a) institution of environmental quality control measures under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (P.L. 91-190) and Executive Order (EO) 11514; (b) notification of violating facilities pursuant to EO 11738; (c) protection of wetlands pursuant to EO 11990; (d) evaluation of flood hazards in flood plains in accordance with EO 11988; (e) assurance of project consistency with the approved State management program developed under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. §§ 1451 et seq.); (f) conformity of Federal actions to State (Clear Air) Implementation Plans under Section 176(c) of the Clear Air Act of 1955, as amended (42 U.S.C. § 7401 et seq.); (g) protection of underground sources of drinking water under the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, as amended, (P.L. 93-523); and (h) protection of endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, (P.L. 93-205).

  13. Will comply with the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 (16 U.S.C. §§ 1271 et seq.), related to protecting components or potential components of the national wild and scenic rivers system.

  14. Will assist the awarding agency in assuring compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 470), EO 11593 (identification and protection of historic properties), and the Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 469a-1 et seq.).

  15. Will comply with P.L. 93-348, regarding the protection of human subjects involved in research, development, and related activities supported by this award of assistance.

  16. Will comply with the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act of 1966 (P.L. 89-544, as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2131 et seq.) pertaining to the care, handling, and treatment of warm blooded animals held for research, teaching, or other activities supported by this award of assistance.

  17. Will comply with the Lead-Base Paint Poisoning Prevention Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 4801 et seq.), which prohibits the use of lead-based paint in construction or rehabilitation of residence structures.

  18. Will cause to be performed the required financial and compliance audits in accordance with the Single Audit Act of 1984.

  19. Will comply with all applicable requirements of all other Federal laws, executive accordance, regulations and policies governing this program.

  20. In accordance with Section 516 of the 1989 Department of Labor Appropriation Act, the grantee agrees that when issuing statements, press releases, requests for proposals, bid solicitations or other documents describing the grant project or program the grantee shall clearly state (1) the percentage of the total costs of the program or project which will be or is being financed with Federal money; and (2) the dollar amount of Federal funds for the project or program.

  21. In accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the grantee certifies that it will provide a drug-free workplace by:

    1. Publishing a statement notifying employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the grantee's workplace and specifying the actions that will be taken against employees for violation of such prohibition;

    2. Establishing a drug-free awareness program to inform employees about:

      1. The dangers of drug abuse in the workplace;
      2. The grantee's policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace;
      3. Any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs; and
      4. The penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug abuse violations occurring in the workplace;
    3. Making it a requirement that each employee to be engaged in the performance of the grant be given a copy of the statement required by paragraph (a);
    4. Notifying the employee in the statement required by paragraph (a) that, as a condition of employment under the grant, the employee will --
      1. Abide by the terms of the statement; and
      2. Notify the employer of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction;
    5. Notifying the agency within ten days after receiving notice under subparagraph (d)(2) from an employee or otherwise receiving actual notice of such conviction;

    6. Taking one of the following actions, within 30 days of receiving notice under subparagraph (d)(2), with respect to any employee who is so convicted --

      1. Taking appropriate personnel action against such an employee, up to and including termination; or

      2. Requiring such employee to participate satisfactorily in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by a Federal, State, or local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency;

    7. Making a good faith effort to continue to maintain a drug-free workplace through implementation of paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f).

    Lobbying Certification

  22. The undersigned certifies, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, that:

    1. No Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid by or on behalf of the undersigned, to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or an employee of an agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with the awarding of any Federal award, the making of any Federal grant, the making of any Federal loan, the entering into of any cooperative agreement, and the extension, continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification of any Federal award, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement.

    2. If any funds other than Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with this Federal grant, the undersigned shall complete and submit Standard Form-LLL, "Disclosure of Lobbying Activity," in accordance with its instructions.

    3. The undersigned shall require that the language of this certification be included in the award documents for all subawards at all tiers (including subcontracts, subgrants, and contracts under grants) and that all subrecipients shall certify and disclose accordingly.

    This certification is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when this transaction was made or entered into. Submission of this certification is a prerequisite for making or entering into this transaction imposed by section 1352, title 31, U.S. Code. Any person who fails to file the required certification shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each failure.

    Section 18. Of the "Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995", signed by the President on December 19, 1995, requires that any organization described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 which engages in lobbying activities shall not be eligible for the receipt of Federal funds constituting an award, grant or loan.

    1. This is to certify that we are_____/are not_____ an IRS 501(c)(4) entity.

    2. As an IRS (501(c)(4) entity, we have______/have not_____ engaged in lobbying activities.

OSHA Restrictions and Conditions

As the duly authorized representative of the applicant I certify that the applicant:
  1. Takes responsibility for encouraging employers to request consultative assistance and shall publicize the availability of its consultative service and the scope of the service that will be provided.

  2. Explains to employers that the employer receiving consultation services remains under statutory obligation to provide safe and healthful working conditions to their employees.

  3. Explains to employers that no referrals will be made to enforcement unless the employer fails to eliminate a serious hazard identified by a consultant.

  4. Explains to the employer the requirements for participation in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP).

  5. Assigns priority in scheduling to requests from businesses with the most hazardous operations, with primary attention to smaller businesses. Preference is given to the smaller businesses that are in higher hazard industries or that have the most hazardous conditions at issue in the request.

  6. Prepares appropriately for visits.

  7. Conducts an initial onsite visit consisting of an opening conference, an examination of those aspects of the employer's safety and health program that relate to the scope of the visit, a walk through the workplace, and a closing conference.

  8. Retains the right to confer with employees during an onsite visit.

  9. During the opening conference, explains the relationship between consultation and enforcement and also explains the employer's obligation to protect employees if certain hazardous conditions are identified.

  10. Focuses onsite activity primarily on those areas, conditions, or hazards within the requested scope of the visit.

  11. During onsite activity, advises the employer of the employer's obligations and responsibilities under applicable Federal or State law and implementing regulations.

  12. When identifying hazards, indicates to the employer, using the consultant's best judgement, whether the situation would be classified as a "serious" or "other-than-serious" hazard.

  13. Informs the employer that the employer is obligated to take immediate action to eliminate employee exposure to a hazard that, in the best judgement of the consultant, poses an imminent danger.

  14. Establishes a time frame for the correction of each hazard identified during onsite activity.

  15. Informs the employer that the employer's failure to abate an identified hazard within the established time frame (or extension of the timeframe) results in notification of the appropriate OSHA enforcement authority.

  16. Prepares and sends to the employer a written report containing substantive findings or recommendations.

  17. Preserves the confidentiality of information pertaining to trade secrets that may have been obtained during an onsite visit.

  18. Conducts consultative activity independently of any OSHA enforcement activity.

  19. Does not provide to OSHA the identity of, or files pertaining to, employers requesting consultation services for any compliance inspection or scheduling activity, except in cases where the employer has failed to abate a hazard or the employer has elected to participate in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

  20. Assures that onsite consultation visits already in progress have priority over OSHA compliance inspections except in the case of imminent dangers, fatality/catastrophe investigations, complaint investigations, or other investigations deemed critical by the Assistant Secretary.

  21. Terminates onsite visits for imminent dangers, fatality/catastrophe investigations, complaint investigations, or other investigations deemed critical by the Assistant Secretary.

  22. Does not conduct onsite consultation visits while OSHA enforcement inspections are in progress.

  23. Explains to the employer that a condition of participation in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program is that requirements pertaining to "serious" hazards apply equally to "other-than-serious" hazards.

  24. Uses consultants who are employees of the State and are qualified under State requirements for employment in the field of occupational safety and health.

  25. Applies minimum requirements for consultants that include the ability to recognize hazards and assess employee exposure and risk, knowledge of OSHA standards, knowledge of hazard correction techniques and practices, knowledge of workplace safety and health program requirements, skill in effective written and oral communication, and any additional degrees or experience required by the Assistant Secretary.

  26. Maintains an organized system for monitoring the performance of consultants.

  27. Submits narrative reports and compiles and submits data such as IMIS that is needed for monitoring and evaluation purposes, as required, to the Regional Administrator.

  28. Will not expend any 21(d) or matching state funds from this agreement to fund activities or provide services to farms with ten or fewer employees where there has been no temporary labor camp in the previous twelve months. (Only state plan states may conduct visits on these farms, provided that 100% state funds are used, and the state has an accounting mechanism in place to assure that no section 21(d) or matching funds are expended on these activities.)

  29. Provides a List of Hazards to every employer who receives a hazard survey and instructs the employer that they must post the List of Hazards for three days or until the hazard is corrected, whichever is longer.

SIGNATURE OF AUTHORIZED CERTIFYING OFFICIAL
 
 
TITLE
 
 
APPLICANT ORGANIZATION
 
 
DATE SUBMITTED
 
 

Equipment Inventory

A complete and current equipment inventory is required of each consultation project. The inventory should include information on the description, manufacturer, model number, serial number (if applicable), location, condition, acquisition date and acquisition cost of each item of equipment.
Only a list of changes (deletions and additions) to the initial equipment inventory submitted in FY 2001 is required in the FY 2002 agreement package.



















Federal Catalog # 17.504 Date: _________________
OSHA Consultation Programs State: ________________

FY 2002 APPROVED CONSULTATION
EQUIPMENT PROCUREMENT LISTING

List all non-expendable, personal property having a useful life of more than one year and a unit acquisition cost of $5,000 or more, and all computer-related equipment. Ref: CFR 97.32(g) & OMB Circular A-87, Attachment B, C.1.
Item Description
(include brand and model)
Number Cost per Unit Total Cost National Office Use Only
On Hand For Purchase Approved Title Transfer Remarks
Yes No Yes Initials
EXAMPLE:
Laptop: Toshiba Satellite Pro
4 2 2,300 4,600          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                 
NOTE: List equipment by category: technical; office/administrative. Equipment which was requested and approved-but not procured-in the previous award year should be clearly identified



ANNUAL TRAINING PLAN
FY 2002
Date: ____________
State: ____________
List Personnel by ID Number and Type (Mgt/S/IH/etc.) Training Activity & Location. List Per Diem/Airfare/Reg. Fee/Misc/etc. for Out-of-state training. Indicate by Number the Competency Area that Training will Address*
     

*1.   Hazard Identification 5.     Safety and Health Program Requirements
2.     Assessment of Risk and Exposure 6.     Effective Communications
3.     Knowledge of Standards 7.     Other (specify)
4.     Hazard Correction Techniques  

NOTE: Funds sufficient to cover travel requirements to conduct proposed training should be budgeted in Part A: Consultation and Part B: Administration. These costs must be specific to the activities identified as determined by the location and duration of the training. All training included in the plan is eligible for 100% Federal funding, subject to the approval by the FSO Director

FY 2002 Accompanied Visit Plan

The plan for accompanied visits should state the policies which will govern activity for the fiscal year, rather than who will be accompanied by whom on specific visits.
Funds sufficient to cover travel for these activities should be budgeted in Part B: Administration, under Item c.2, Travel, unless the project indicates that travel is local and the costs are nominal in amount.

Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424)
and
Budget Information - Non-Construction Projects (SF-424A)

These forms are available on the Internet at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/index.html#forms.
Cooperative Agreement (Form OSHA-110)
Open PDF


Appendix D
23(g) Financial Documents
Grant Agreement (Form OSHA-110)
Open PDF


ASSURANCES and CERTIFICATIONS
Non-Construction Programs

Note: Certain of these assurances may not be applicable to your project. If you have questions, please contact the awarding agency. Further certain Federal awarding agencies may require applicants to certify to additional assurances. If this is the case, you will be notified.
As the duly authorized representative of the applicant I certify that the applicant:

  1. Has the legal authority to apply for Federal assistance, and the institutional, managerial and financial capability (including funds sufficient to pay the non-Federal share of project costs) to ensure proper planning, management and completion of the project described in this application.

  2. Will give the awarding agency, the Comptroller General of the United States, and if appropriate, the State, through any authorized representative, access to and the right to examine all records, books, papers, or documents related to the award; and will establish a proper accounting system in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards or agency directives.

  3. Will establish safeguards to prohibit employees from using their positions for a purpose that constitutes or presents the appearance of personal or organizational conflict of interest, or personal gain.

  4. Will initiate and complete the work within the applicable time frame after receipt of approval of the awarding agency.

  5. Will comply with the Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C §§ 4728-4763) relating to prescribed standards for merit systems for programs funded under one of the nineteen statutes or regulations specified in Appendix A of OPM's Standards for a Merit System of Personnel Administration (5 C.F.R. 900, Subpart F).

  6. Will comply with all Federal statutes relating to nondiscrimination. These include but are not limited to: (a) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-352) which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin; (b) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1683, and 1685-1686), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex; © Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. § 794), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicaps; (d) the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended (42 U.S.C. §§ 6101-6107), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age; (e) the Drug Abuse Office and Treatment Act of 1972 (P.L.92-255), as amended, relating to nondiscrimination on the basis of drug abuse; (f) the Comprehensive Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Act of 1970 (P.L. 91-616), as amended, relating to nondiscrimination on the basis of alcohol abuse or alcoholism; (g) §§ 523 and 527 of the Public Health Service Act of 1912 (42 U.S.C. 290 dd-3 and 290 ee-3), as amended, relating to confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records; (h) Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C § 3601 et seq.), as amended, relating to nondiscrimination in the sale, rental or financing of housing; (i) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d) and section 188 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-220), as it relates to the prohibition against national origin discrimination for persons with limited English proficiency (pursuant to Executive Order 13166 issued August 11, 2000); (j) any other nondiscrimination provisions in the specific statute(s) under which application for Federal assistance is being made, and (k) the requirements of any other nondiscrimination statute(s) which may apply to the application.

  7. Will comply, or has already complied, with the requirements of Titles II ant III of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (P.L. 91-646) which provide for fair and equitable treatment of persons displaced or whose property is acquired as a result of Federal or federally assisted programs. These requirements apply to all interests in real property acquired for project purposes regardless of Federal participation in purchases.

  8. Will comply with the provisions of the Hatch Act (5 U.S.C. §§ 1501-1508 and 7324-7328) which limit the political activities of employees whose principal employment activities are funded in whole or in part with Federal funds.

  9. Will comply, as applicable, with the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. §§ 276a to 276a7), the Copeland Act (40 U.S.C. § 276c and 18 U.S.C. §§ 874), and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. §§ 327-333), regarding labor standards for federally assisted construction subagreements.

  10. Will comply, if applicable, with flood insurance purchase requirements of Section 102(a) of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-234) which requires recipients in a special flood hazard area to participate in the program and to purchase flood insurance if the total cost of insurable construction and acquisition is $10,000 or more.

  11. Will comply with environmental standards which may be prescribed pursuant to the following (a) institution of environmental quality control measures under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (P.L. 91-190) and Executive Order (EO) 11514; (b) notification of violating facilities pursuant to EO 11738; © protection of wetlands pursuant to EO 11990; (d) evaluation of flood hazards in flood plains in accordance with EO 11988; (e) assurance of project consistency with the approved State management program developed under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. §§ 1451 et seq.); (f) conformity of Federal actions to State (Clear Air) Implementation Plans under Section 176© of the Clear Air Act of 1955, as amended (42 U.S.C. § 7401 et seq.); (g) protection of underground sources of drinking water under the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, as amended, (P.L. 93-523); and (h) protection of endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, (P.L. 93-205).

  12. Will comply with the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 (16 U.S.C. §§ 1271 et seq.) related to protecting components or potential components of the national wild and scenic rivers system.

  13. Will assist the awarding agency in assuring compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 470), EO 11593 (identification and protection of historic properties), and the Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 469a-1 et seq.).

  14. Will comply with P.L. 93-348 regarding the protection of human subjects involved in research, development, and related activities supported by this award of assistance.

  15. Will comply with the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act of 1966 (P.L. 89-544, as amended, 7 U.S.C. 2131 et seq.) pertaining to the care, handling, and treatment of warm blooded animals held for research, teaching, or other activities supported by this award of assistance.

  16. Will comply with the Lead-Base Paint Poisoning prevention Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 4801 et seq.) which prohibits the use of lead based paint in construction or rehabilitation of residence structures.

  17. Will cause to be performed the required financial and compliance audits in accordance with the Single Audit Act of June 30, 1997.

  18. Will comply with all applicable requirements of all other Federal laws, executive accordance, regulations and policies governing this program.

  19. In accordance with Section 516 of the 1989 Department of Labor Appropriation Act, the grantee agrees that when issuing statements, press releases, requests for proposals, bid solicitations or other documents describing the grant project or program the grantee shall clearly state (1) the percentage of the total costs of the program or project which will be or is being financed with Federal money; and (2) the dollar amount of Federal funds for the project or program.

  20. In accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the grantee certifies that it will provide a drug-free workplace by:

    1. Publishing a statement notifying employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the grantee's workplace and specifying the actions that will be taken against employees for violation of such prohibition;

    2. Establishing a drug-free awareness program to inform employees about --

      1. The dangers of drug abuse in the workplace;

      2. The grantee's policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace

      3. Any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs; and

      4. The penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug abuse violations occurring in the workplace;
         
    3. Making it a requirement that each employee to be engaged in the performance of the grant be given a copy of the statement required by paragraph (a);

    4. Notifying the employee in the statement required by paragraph (a) that, as a condition of employment under the grant, the employee will --

      1. Abide by the terms of the statement; and

      2. Notify the employer of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction;
    5. Notifying the agency within ten days after receiving notice under subparagraph (d)(2) from an employee or otherwise receiving actual notice of such conviction;

    6. Taking one of the following actions, within 30 days of receiving notice under subparagraph (d)(2), with respect to any employee who is so convicted --

      1. Taking appropriate personnel action against such an employee, up to and including termination; or

      2. Requiring such employee to participate satisfactorily in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by a Federal, State, or local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency;
    7. Making a good faith effort to continue to maintain a drug-free workplace through implementation of paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f)

      Lobbying Certification

  21. The undersigned certifies, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, that:

    1. No Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid by or on behalf of the undersigned, to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or an employee of an agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with the awarding of any Federal award, the making of any Federal grant, the making of any Federal loan, the entering into of any cooperative agreement, and the extension, continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification of any Federal award, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement.

    2. If any funds other than Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with this Federal grant, the undersigned shall complete and submit Standard Form-LLL, "Disclosure of Lobbying Activity," in accordance with its instructions.

    3. The undersigned shall require that the language of this certification be included in the award documents for all subawards at all tiers (including subcontracts, subgrants, and contracts under grants) and that all subrecipients shall certify and disclose accordingly.

    This certification is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when this transaction was made or entered into. Submission of this certification is a prerequisite for making or entering into this transaction imposed by section 1352, title 31, U.S. Code. Any person who fails to file the required certification shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $10,000, and not more than $100,000 for each failure.
    Section 18. Of the "Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995", signed by the President on December 19, 1995, requires that any organization described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 which engages in lobbying activities shall not be eligible for the receipt of Federal funds constituting an award, grant or loan.

    1. This is to certify that we are_____/are not_____ an IRS 501(c)(4) entity.

    2. As an IRS (501(c)(4) entity, we have______/have not_____ engaged in lobbying activities.

    OSHA RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS (Revised June 2001)

  22. A number of restrictions and conditions are applicable to all grantees and are made a part of these assurances and certifications by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These include program elements mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 as amended and implementing regulations that are not addressed through other available monitoring and reporting mechanisms, and a number of other restrictions:

    1. The grantee assures that the following mandated program elements are and will continue to be implemented in accordance with all statutory and regulatory requirements: (1) prohibition against advance notice of inspection; (2) employee access to hazard and exposure information; (3) safeguards to protect an employer's trade secrets; (4) employer recordkeeping; (5) legal procedures for compulsory process and right of entry; (6) posting of employee protections and rights; (7) right of an employee representative to participate in walk-around; (8) Right of an employee to review a decision not to inspect (following a complaint) and; (9) voluntary compliance programs.

    2. The grantee agrees to reimburse OSHA for mainframe processing services provided through the Integrated Management Information System (IMIS).

    3. No section 23(g) grant or matching state funds may be expended for the purchase of internal peripherals in conjunction with the NCR equipment without prior approval from the Directorate of Information Technology.

    4. No section 23(g) grant or matching state funds may be expended for the development or operation of a substitute/alternate IMIS system unless it provides all data required by OSHA and the OSHA IMIS, in an acceptable electronic format. Any State developing an "Optional" (Option 2 or 3) system as part of the IMIS Redesign must continue to provide all required data, in the required format, during the development and implementation of such State system.

    5. No section 23(g) grant or matching state funds may be expended for programs coming within the jurisdiction of and/or funded by another federal agency, whether or not the federal program is administered by the designed State plan agency.

    6. OSHA reserves the right to transfer title to equipment acquired under this agreement with a unit cost of $5,000 or more.

    7. The grantee agrees to reimburse OSHA for industrial hygiene sample analysis services provided by the Salt Lake Technical Center (SLTC) laboratory. Any State using the SLTC as its primary analytical laboratory must have a signed Memorandum of Agreement on file.

    8. No section 23(g) or matching state funds may be expended for activities prohibited under OSHA's Appropriation Riders. One hundred percent (100%) State funds only must be used if the State chooses to perform prohibited activities; an accounting mechanism must be in place to assure that no section 23(g) or matching State funds are expended on these activities. (Any State using 100% State funds for such prohibited activities must appropriately utilize available IMIS coding to reflect this .)

SIGNATURE OF AUTHORIZED CERTIFYING OFFICIAL
 
TITLE
 
APPLICANT ORGANIZATION   DATE SUBMITTED  


Appendix E
FY 2002 Proposed Initial Base Awards for 21(d) Consultation

FY 2002 Proposed Initial Base Awards for OSHA 21(d) Consultation Program
Recipient Region FY 2002 Proposed Initial Base Award   Recipient Region FY 2002 Proposed Initial Base Award
             
Connecticut 1 $924,000   Arkansas 6 $919,000
Maine * 1 $425,000   Louisiana 6 $722,000
Massachusetts 1 $1,182,000   New Mexico 6 $464,000
New Hampshire 1 $460,000   Oklahoma 6 $936,000
Rhode Island * 1 $422,000   Texas 6 $2,306,000
Vermont 1 $371,000   Iowa 7 $539,000
New Jersey 2 $1,710,000   Kansas 7 $519,000
New York 2 $3,322,000   Missouri 7 $768,000
Delaware 3 $402,000   Nebraska 7 $445,000
District of Columbia 3 $425,000   Colorado State U 8 $804,000
Maryland 3 $834,000   Montana 8 $395,000
Pennsylvania, IU 3 $1,466,000   North Dakota 8 $256,000
Virginia 3 $946,000   South Dakota 8 $387,000
West Virginia 3 $431,000   Utah 8 $442,000
Alabama University 4 $962,000   Wyoming 8 $394,000
Florida 4 $1,604,000   Arizona 9 $606,000
Georgia Tech 4 $1,124,000   California 9 $4,812,000
Mississippi State U 4 $530,000   Hawaii 9 $435,000
North Carolina 4 $1,065,000   Nevada 9 $547,000
South Carolina 4 $707,000   Alaska 10 $584,000
Tennessee 4 $805,000   Idaho, Boise State U 10 $438,000
Illinois 5 $1,724,000   Oregon 10 $286,000
Indiana 5 $731,000        
Michigan 5 $1,505,000   Sub-Total   ??
Minnesota 5 $762,000   Wisconsin Lab   $1,747,000
Ohio 5 $1,455,000   Guam   $218,000
Wisconsin Health 5 $911,000   U of Alabama Training   $129,000
Wisconsin Labor 5 $673,000        
        Total   $2,094,000
        National Initiatives   $858,000
        Total Appropriation   $2,952,000
 
  ' * FY 2001 Amendments presently outstanding for these states. Projected FY 2001 Final Base Award funding level shown assumes the state will fully match the FY 2001 Amended Base Award.


Appendix F
FY 2001/2002 Funding Levels for State Programs

Occupational Safety & Health Administration
State Plan States - 23(g) Operational Grants
Fy 2001/2002 Funding Levels
STATE PLAN FY 2001
Proposed Base Award
FY 2001
Dollars Not Matched
FY 2001
Final Base Award
Alaska $1,346,000 $35,000 $1,311,000
Arizona $1,691,000 $0 $1,691,000
California $21,808,000 $0 $21,808,000
Connecticut (PEO) $537,000 $0 $537,000
Hawaii $1,588,000 $0 $1,588,000
Indiana $2,906,365 $258,000 $2,648,365
Iowa $1,787,000 $140,000 $1,647,000
Kentucky $3,151,000 $0 $3,151,000
Maryland $3,856,000 $0 $3,856,000
Michigan $9,469,000 $0 $9,469,000
Minnesota $3,651,000 $0 $3,651,000
Nevada $1,026,000 $0 $1,026,000
New Jersey (PEO) $1,771,000 $0 $1,771,000
New Mexico $735,000 $0 $735,000
New York (PEO) $2,983,000 $0 $2,983,000
North Carolina $4,844,000 $0 $4,844,000
Oregon $4,885,000 $0 $4,885,000
Puerto Rico $2,315,000 $0 $2,315,000
South Carolina $2,122,000 $0 $2,122,000
Tennessee $3,070,000 $0 $3,070,000
Utah $1,233,000 $0 $1,233,000
Vermont $660,000 $21,000 $639,000
Virgin Islands $314,000 $7,000 $307,000
Virginia $3,568,000 $297,000 $3,271,000
Washington $6,603,000 $0 $6,603,000
Wyoming $450,000 $0 $450,000
TOTAL $88,369,000 $758,000 $87,611,365


Appendix G
Specifications for New PCs and Mail Servers

New PCs: 800MHz CPU w/fan
KX-133 chipset
200 MHz Front-side Bus
192MB PC133 SDRAM memory expandable to 768MB
5 PCI and 1 AGP slots
Quantum Fireball 20GB Ultra ATA Hard Disk Drive, 8.9ms seek time, 5400rpm.
TEAC 3.5" 1.44MB Internal Floppy Disk Drive
Toshiba SDM1302 8X DVD/40X CD
LG Electronics 24X/4X/4X Read-writeable CD-ROM drive model CED-8042B
ATI Xpert 128 AGP video card with 16 MB SGRAM
3COM 3C905C-TX 10/100 BaseT Network Card
Integrated Creative Labs Sound Blaster PCI128
Cyber Acoustics CA15
Microsoft Intellimouse with wheel and PS/2 interface & mousepad
Microsoft PS2 Internet Ready keyboard
Mid-Tower Chassis
Three 5.25" external drive bays, two 3.5" external drive bays, one 3.5" internal drive bay
250 watt ATX power supply
17" SVGA monitor .27mm dot pitch, 1280x1024 NI
Windows 98
2 serial, 1 parallel, 1 PS/2 mouse, 1 PS/2 keyboard and 2 USB ports
User's manual
Three year mail-in/mail-back (MI/MB) (parts and labor) warranty

Mail Servers:
Components Minimum Specifications
System Third Tier
Chassis Style Tower
Operating System None installed
Processors Two (2) Intel 600MHZ Pentium III, 256K cache
Power Supply Two (2) Redundant Hot Swap
Memory 256 MB
Memory Expansion up to 4GB
Keyboard Windows SpaceSaver
Mouse Microsoft Mouse
Monitor 17" display
Network Card PCI 10/100 Ethernet LAN Controller
Primary Controller PCI RAID controller, dual channel, 64MB
Total Card Slots Two (2) 64-bit; Four (4) 32-bit
Hard Drives Three (3) 18GB 7200RPM Hot Swap
Hard Drive Configuration RAID 5
Total Hard Drive Bays Six (6) Hot Swap
Diskette Drive 1.44MB Diskette Drive
CD-ROM Drive IDE CD-ROM
Tape Backup Drive 40/70GB internal SCSI DLT tape
Warranty 3-year Next Day On-Site Parts and Labor


Appendix H
Memorandum of Agreement
Under Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
between the [ name of State Plan agency]
and
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
United States Department of Labor
for Laboratory Services by the Salt Lake Technical Center (SLTC)

Establishing conditions under which the [State agency], which operates a State plan approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) under Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, will reimburse the Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Salt Lake Technical Center for laboratory services related to analysis of industrial hygiene samples collected during State occupational safety and health compliance activities.
  1. Terms of Agreement

    1. OSHA through its Directorate of Technical Support - Salt Lake Technical Center will provide analytical services with regard to industrial hygiene samples gathered during compliance-related activities (and consultation activities in the public sector) by the [State Plan agency]. This service is being provided at the State's request. SLTC will provide the same analytical services to the [State Plan agency] as are provided to the Federal OSHA program, in the same manner and to the same extent. Specific policies and procedures for receipt and analysis of samples and delivery of results will be provided and agreed upon separately between the State and SLTC. Samples will be subject to the same chain of custody, priority and quality assurance procedures as the Federal program; expert witness testimony, when required, will be provided by the SLTC to the [State Plan agency]. Participation in State Plan enforcement litigation will be governed by the policy established in the January 21, 1998, memorandum from the Office of the Solicitor of Labor to the Assistant Secretary (63 FR 35611).

    2. The [State Plan agency] agrees to utilize the services of the OSHA Salt Lake Technical Center as its primary/exclusive laboratory for compliance-related sample analysis, and to follow the policies and procedures established for sample gathering and submission by the Federal program. Samples gathered as a result of consultation activities in the private sector, whether pursuant to a Section 21(d) Consultation Agreement or under the State plan, may not be submitted to the SLTC for analysis. Samples collected during either compliance or consultation activity in the public sector will be accepted for analysis by the SLTC.
  2. Cost and Reimbursement.

    1. The SLTC laboratory will provide these laboratory services at a cost of $143 per sample analyzed. This will include all related activity including expert technical advice and consultation and testimony, as mutually agreed appropriate. Quarterly accountings of numbers of samples analyzed for the State will be provided together with a bill requesting reimbursement.

    2. The [State Plan agency] anticipates a sample workload of approximately # samples per year and will reimburse the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, for all services provided within a reasonable timeframe of receipt of billings. The [State Plan agency] will include sufficient funds for these expenses in its annual State Plan grant application and will reimburse OSHA with Federal and State grant funds allocated to the program. The [State Plan agency] understands that the additional Federal staff and resources necessary to provide this service are being made available by OSHA based on the expectation of State plan reimbursement for at least the estimated number of samples.
  3. CONTACTS The [State Plan agency] contact for purposes of this agreement is [Name, title, address, phone, fax, e-mail].
    The OSHA contact for SLTC is:
    Jimmy Roberts, Director, Salt Lake Technical Center
    OSHA - USDOL
    1781 South 300 West
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84115-1802
    Phone: (801) 524-7901
    E-mail: jimmy.roberts@osha-slc.gov The OSHA contact for reimbursement coordination is:
    James Digan, Director
    Office of Program Budgeting
    and Financial Management
    OSHA-DOL
    200 Constitution Ave., NW Room N-3419
    Washington, DC 20210
    Phone: (202) 693-2111
    E-mail: jim.digan@osha.gov

  4. Other Services The Salt Lake Technical Center will continue to provide other services to the [State Plan agency], such as assistance from the Health Response Team (HRT), in the same manner as currently provided. Requests for such services are to be coordinated through the Regional Office.

  5. Period of Agreement This agreement is entered into for the period October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002, and may/will be renewed annually thereafter, on a fiscal year basis.

__________________________________ Signed _________, 2001
David Zeigler, Director, Administrative Programs
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
 
__________________________________ Signed _________, 2001
Authorized State Representative
State Plan agency

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