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The program will be conducted by the Agricultural Research Service, who will also provide funding at a level equal to or greater than funds made available to ARS by WOO. Each year following FY-70, an exchange of correspondence initiated by WQO will be used to effect transfer of funds from WQO to ARS for continuation of this research project.

Although this Memorandum of Agreement covers only that part of the program to be accomplished in FY-71, the following Articles of Agrement will be a part of subsequent agrements as covered by exchanges of correspondence, unless specifically rescinded thereby :

1. The Agricultural Research Service will plan, manage, and conduct the research program. For this purpose, the Service will provide personnel, staff, and laboratory facilities, field and laboratory equipment, and computer and data processing facilities. The Service will prepare quarterly progress and annual reports and submit them to WQO. At the conclusion of the project, a comprehensive report, including a set of recommendations for managing feedlots based on the findings, will be developed by ARS.

2. The WQO will fund its share of the program, contingent upon sufficiency of Congressional appropriations. Under terms of the Memorandum of Agreements, funds will be transferred from WQO to ARS for reimbursement of incurred program costs, including ARS administrative costs. The Service will provide suitable accounting and reporting of program expenditures. The basis for reimbursement will be a certified cost statement furnished to the WQO by the ARS, no more often than quarterly.

3. Specific aspects of the scope of work for FY-71 shall include: evaluation of the effects of feedlots on groundwater quality ; development of a model describing pollutant dispersion in groundwater; evaluation of soil nitrification-denitrification processes; evaluations of effects of feedlot effluent used for cropland irrigation; and, monitoring organic pollutants in feedlot runoff.

PUBLICATION

Publication of developed data will be jointly, provided that both parties shall have the opportunity to review manuscripts prior to publication. Should differences of viewpoint occur, an effort will be made to reconcile them. However, this shall not prohibit either party from publishing the information provided it assumes sole responsibility and gives credit to the other party for cooperation furnished. The party publishing will furnish the other party such number of manuscript copies as may be agreed upon.

CONTINUATION OF STUDY It is the intent of both parties that this research project be funded for three years, subject to the availability of funds. The project duration will be extended for a longer time period depending upon the project results and if agreed to mutually by the parties involved.

Each year following FY-70, the annual report and a descri ion of the future work will be submitted to the WQO. Following review of the report and proposed program, WQO. Following review of the report and proposed program, WQO will initiate and exchange of correspondence to continue the project and effect a transfer of funds to ARS. The FY-71 cost to WQO is estimated at $152,000. FY-71 through FY-73 costs are estimated as noted in the attached budget schedule, Exhibit A. The total study cost to WQO is estimated to be $456,000.

AGREEMENT

By this memorandum, the Agricultural Research Service and Water Quality Office, Environmental Protection Agency agree to follow the Articles of Agreement herein set forth to accomplish the research planned for FY-71.

The Environmental Protection Agency agrees to transfer funds in an amount not to exceed $152.000.

GEORGE IRVING,
Administrator, Agricultural Research Service,

U.S. Department of Agriculture.

DAVID D. DOMINICK,
Commissioner, Water Quality Office,

Environmental Protection Agencij. JANUARY 5, 1971.

FISCAL YEAR COST ESTIMATES FOR COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM

3-year total

1971

1972

1973 (to Dec. 31, 1972)

ARS

ARS

ARS

FWPCA

FWPCA

FWPCA

ARS

ARS

FWPCA

$129,000

$51,000

$43,000

$13,000

$43,000

5,000 5,000

$85,000 11,000 10,000

$52,000 16, 000 5,000

$85,000 11,000 10,000

$265,000

43,000 30,000

20,000 16,000

20,000 14,000

60, 000 42,000

10,000 5,000

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49, 000

106,000

53,000

1970 (from Jan. 1, 1970)

FWPCA

Item

$22,000

Salaries and labor:

(a) Research scientists
(b) Clerk steno
(c) Technical aids.
(d) Labor

10,000
7,000

39,000

Subtotal

37,000
50,000

12,000
17,000

74,000
101,000

25,000
34,000

Operational expenses:

(a) Experiment feedlot site preparation.
(b) Field instrumentation and equipment.
(c) Lab equipment
(d) Travel and per diem
(e) Construction and miscellaneous sup-

plies..

8,000
12,000
3,000

15,000
24,000
5,000

33, 000
60.000
16,000

15, 000
24,000
5,000

4,000

3,000

24,000

8,000

8,000

4,000

16.000

26,000

6,000

3,000

5,000

8,000

3,000

8,000

5,000

4,000

10,000

6,000

130,000

49, 000

225,000

75,000

26,000

37,000

49,000

103,000

Subtotal

79,000

456, 000

468,000

76,000

155,000

152,000

79,000

152,000

76, 000

155, 000

Total

ARS— Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture,

FWPCA--Federal Water Pollution Control Administration, U.S. Department of Interior.

[Memorandum ]

DECEMBER 28, 1970. Commissioner: From : Assistant Commissioner, Research and Development. Subject: Request for approval of continuation of cooperative study with the

Agricultural Research Service, “Pollution Abatement From Cattle Feedlots in Northeastern Colorado and Eastern Nebraska," 13040DPS, revised, in

teragency agreement. Yur approval is requested for the award of the subject interagency cooperative program for the second year of a three-year project in the sum of $152,000.

This project will determine the extent and kinds of microbial, chemical, and organic pollutants from feeding operations that enter the sub-surface to subsequently affect underground water supplies and that fraction which escapes over land to pollute surface water supplies. The project will be conducted in two contrasting climatic zones and will complete our efforts on characterization of liqiud wastes from concentrated beef feeding operations. It will also evaluate many feedlot management systems for effectiveness and efficiency in regard to techniques for disposal of both liquid and solid wastes under two different climatic conditions.

The characterization of liquid waste runoff and the establishment of mass balance for feedlot pollutants were given top priority in both the Missouri Basin and South Central Region. Another feature of this program is that it would implement the unofficial recommendation's section of the Office of Science and Technology report, entitled “Control of Agriculture-Related Pollution,” recommending coordination of respective programs in this area by the FWQA and USDA. Technical and program needs together with recommendations in the State-of-the-Art report on wastes from animal feeding operations confirm the need for this report.

A review of the annual project report disclosed encouraging results and indicates that the project will prove successful. A significant contribution to the cattle feedlot waste problem will be made with the information arising with this cooperative study.

Accordingly, I recommend funding of this project.

[Memorandum)

SEPTEMBER 15, 1970. To: Assistant Commissioner, Research and Development; Director, Division of

Applied Science & Technology. From : Chief, Agricultural and Marine Pollution Control Branch. Subject: Second year award to Agricultural Research Service for "Pollution

Abatement From Cattle Feedlots in Northeastern Colorado and Eastern

Nebraska," 13040 DPS, revised, interagency agreement. It is recommended that the subject interagency agreement be approved for the second year of a three-year project. FWQA support is in the amount of $152,000 out of a total project cost of $307,000 for a cost-sharing of approximately 50–50 with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

To date studies have been initiated to determine the extent and kinds of microbial, chemical and organic pollutants entering the atmosphere, soils, and surface and underground water supplies from cattle feedlots in two contrasting climate zones (northeastern Colorado with annual precipitation of 14–15 inches and eastern Nebraska with annual precipitation of 27-28 inches). Basic evaluation of different feedlot management systems for their effectiveness and efficiency in disposing of both liquid and solid wastes under two different climatic conditions is now underway.

Pollutional characteristics of cattle feedlot runoff must be determine for various representative regions in order to be able to develop a detailed national program that includes management, control and treatment remedies. This project will supplement the work already being conducted in several other projects and will contribute markedly to the goals of producing a manual of abatement practice and criteria for stream standards.

The characterization of liquid waste runoff and the establishment of mass balance for feedlot pollutants were given top priority in both the JIissouri Basin and South Central Regions. Another feature of this program is that it would implement the unofficial recommendations section of the Office of Science and Technology report. entitled "Control of Agriculture-Related Pollution." recommending coordination of respective programs in this area by FWQA and USDA. Technical and program needs, together with recommendations confirm the need for this project.

The project officer, project manager, and region concur in the need to continue this project.

Accordingly, I recommend continuation of this cooperation agreement.

DEPARTMENT OP IIEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE,

Rockville, Md., October 13, 1970. Mr. EDWARD P. CLIFF, U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

DEAR MR. CLIFF: Under authority of the Clean Air Act of 1967, the National Air Pollution Control Adininistration is interested in entering into an agreement with the Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, to continue research for the project listed below: Response of eastern conifers to pollutant mixtures at specified times during needle development (FS, Ashville, N.C.) ---

$65, 000 Relative susceptibility of western conifers to ozone and ambient oxidants (FS, Riverside, Calif.).

50, 000 Application of remote sensing methods in detecting air pollution damage to vegetation (FS, Berkeley, Calif.)-

39, 250

Total

153, 250 Funds in the total amount of $153,250 will be made available for FY 1971 under accounting classification 690106 1-9224332. Request for payment should be made by submitting a Standard Form 1081 (set of eight) on a quarterly basis to the Fiscal Office, Office of Administration, National Air Pollution Control Administration, 411 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701, Attention: Examination Unit. It is necessary that requests for payment identify, either on the SF 1081 or on a separate enciosure, performance costs applicable to each project supported in the agreement.

Technical progress reports (6 copies) should be prepared and submitted quarterly with a final report prepared upon completion of each project.

If the above arrangements are satisfactory, I would appreciate your returning two of the four copies of this letter with your signature indicating approval. Sincerely yours,

JOHN T. JIDDLETON, Commissioner.
Approval.
October 16, 1970.

EDWARD P. CLIFF,
U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE,

Rockville, Md., October 5, 1970. Dr. C. W. IRVING, dilministrator, Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture,

Tashington, D.C. DEAR DR. IRVING : Under authority of the Clean Air Act, as amended, the Natinoal Air Pollution Control Administration is interested in entering into an agreement for FY 1970 with the Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, to fund continuing research on the projects listed below: Response of selected field plants to ambient pollutants in Washington, D.C. (ARS, Beltsville, Md.)

$50.000 Salaries of these USDA personnel assigned to NAPCA (Drs. Heck. Heagle, and Reinert)

66.863

Total

116.363

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Funds in the total amount of $116,863 will be made available during FY 1971 under accounting (lassification 690105 1-9224332. Request for payment should be made by submitting a Standard Form 1081 (set of eight) on a quarterly basis to the Fiscal Office, Office of Administration, National Air Pollution Control Administration, 411 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701, Attention : Examination Unit. It is necessary that requests for payment identify, either in the SP 1081 or on a separate enclosure, performance costs applicable to each project supported in the agreeinent.

Technical progress reports (6 copies) should be prepared and submitted quarterly with a final report prepared upon completion of each project.

If the above arrangements are satisfactory. I would appreciate your returning tivo of the four copies of this letter with your signature indicating approval. Sincerely yours,

John T. MIDDLETON, Commissioner.
Approval.
November 17, 1970.

JACK CARSON,
Acting Director, Budget Division, Agricultural Research Service,

Department of Agriculture.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE.

BUDGET DIVISION,

Washington, D.C., January 15, 1970.
Mr. Bryan L. LAPLANTE,
Associate Commissioner, Federal Water Poilution Control Administration, De-

partment of the Interior, Washington, D.C.
DEAR MR. LAPLANTE : Enclosed is a fully executed copy of the agreement pro-
viding for reimbursement to the Soil and Water Conservation Research Division,
ARS, for a joint project covering the research program: Pollution Abatement
From Cattie Feediots in Northeastern Colorado and Eastern Nebraska, during
Fiscal Year 1970.

The terms of the agreement are acceptable to the Agricultural Research Service and we have indicated our concurrence in the space provided. Sincerely,

MAURICE P. COURBAT, Director. Enclosure.

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN FEDERAL WATER POLLUTION CONTROL
ADMINISTRATION, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND AGRICULTURE RE-
SEARCH SERVICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FOR A JOINT I'ROJECT COVER-
ING THE RESEARCH PROGRAM; POLLUTION ABATEMENT FROM CATTLE FEEDLOTS
IN NORTHEASTERN COLORADO AND EASTERN NEBRASKA

INTRODUCTION This Agreement covers the work to be initiated in FY-70 as a part of the above research program. The objective of this program is to determine the nature of pollution from cattle feedlots and to evaluate different feedlot management systems for disposing of wastes under two contrasting climatic zones. Information obtained from this research will be used by the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration (FWPCA) and the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in pianning and designing feedlots and for evaluating pollution abatement and waste disposal systems for cattle feedlots in those areas represented by the project.

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The research program and plan of operation is set forth in the proposal “Pollu-
tion Abatement From Cattle Feedlots in Northeastern Colorado and Eastern
Nebraska" : ubmitted by Dr. C. E. Evans, Soil and Water Conservation Research
Division, Fort Collins, Colorado, on May 9, 1969.
The specific objectives are:

1. To determine the extent and kinds of microbial, chemical, and organic pollutants entering the atmosphere, soils, and surface and underground water

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