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supplies from cattle feedlots in two contrasting climatic zones (northeastern Colorado with annual precipitation of 14-15 inches and eastern Nebraska with precipitation of 27-28 inches.)

2. To evaluate different feedlot management systems as to their effective. ness and efficiency in disposing of both liquid and solid wastes under two

different climatic conditions. 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 FWPCA. Each year following FY-1970, an exchange of correspondence initiated by FWPCA will be used to effect transfer of funds from FWPCA 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-70, the following Articles of Agreement will be a part of subsequent agreements as covered by exchanges of correspondence, unless specifically rescinded thereby :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 FWPCA. 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 FWPCA will fund its share of the program, contingent upon sufficiency of Congressional appropriations. Under terms of the Memorandum of Agreement. funds will be transferred from FWPCA 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 FWPCA by the ARS, 110 more often than quarterly.

PUBLICATION Publication of developed data will be jointly, provided that both parties shall have 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 to 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 3 years, Sizbject 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 description of the future work will be submitted to the FWPCA. Following review of the report and proposed program, FWPCA will initiate an exchange of correspondence to continue the project and effect a transfer of funds to ARS. The FY-70 cost to FWPCA is estmiated at $76.000. FY-71 through FY-73 costs are estimated as noteid in the attached budget schedule, Exhibit A. The total study cost to FWPC'A is estimateri to be $1.36,000.

AGREEMENT By this memorandum, the Agricultural Research Service and the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration agree to follow the Articles of Agreement herein set forth to accomplish the resparrh planned for FY-70.

The Federal Water Pollution Control Adminisrtation agrees to transfer funds in an amount not to exceed $76,000.

BRYAN L. LA PLANTE,

Associate Commissioner,

Federal Water Pollution Control Administration. Dated December 11, 1969.

M. P. COURBAT,
Director, Budget Division, Agricultural Research Scrrice,

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dated January 15 ,1970.

TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY

MAY 3. 1971. Mr. LYNN SEEBER. General Manager, Tennessee Valley Authority, Chattanooga, Tenn.

DEAR MR. SEEBER: The Division of Water Quality Research of the Water Quality Office of the Environmental Protection Agency together with the Division of Environmental Research of your agency have been collaborating since late 1969 to formulate a legally and technically acceptable arrangement for the conduct of a joint research project. Attached is the Memorandum of Agreement that estabjishes the legal framework for the project, which I have signed.

I look forward the conduct of a fruitful cooperative project between our agencies and shall be guided by your choice in the aforementioned option for signing Sincerely yours,

DAVID D. DOMINICK,

Acting Commissioner, Water Quality. Enclosure.

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TENNESSEE VALLY AUTHORITY ANI)

THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY This Memorandum of Agreement is made and entered into this—day of1971, by and between the Tennessee Valley Authority (hereinafter TVA) through its division of Environmental Research and Development, and the Environmental Protection Agency (hereinafter EPA) through its Division of Water Quality Research, in order to perform a cooperative research program to investigate the effects of heat (in water) on aquatic life. A proposed project initially described by the TVA in its report, “Proposed Research Project-Effects of Heated Water on Aquatic Life," October 4, 1968, Rev. July 1969, is the basis for this cooperative program (hereinafter Project) and such report with revisions is incorporated by reference in its entirety into this Memorandum of Agreement. Should any contlicts between the report and this Memorandum of Agreement exist, this Memorandum is controlling

The Project involves the design and construction and subsequently the operation of eight channels that simulate natural fresh-water courses or streams and through which will flow heated waters and in which various aquatic life will be placed for observation and study. The facilities will have provisions for regulation and measurement of flows, temperatures, other water quality parameters, and effects upon the biota under study. These simulated streams are to be located on the site of TVA's Brown's Ferry electric generating plant on the shores of Wheeler Reservoir, near Decatur, Alabama. The aquatic life to be studied to determine effects of heat will be, at least initially, flora and fauna indigenous to the area.

Policies of and work under the Project will be directed by a six member joint TVA-EPA Committee known as the Operating Committee. The Administrator of EPA will be the final arbitrator of any disputes between TVA and EPA or failure to reach mutual agreement pursuant to this Memorandum. The Operating Committee will consist of the Director of EPA's Division of Water Quality Research and the Director of TVA's Division of Environmental Research and Development or their successors (who will also be the Committee's co-chairmen) and two additional staff members from each agency appointed by each of the Division Directors respectively. The Operating Committee, from time to time, may obtain services of outside experts/consultants as required; the cost for such services is to be borne by the Project. Initially, two Sub-Committees, the Engineering Sub-Committee and the Technical Sub-Committee, will be formed to operate under the general direction of the Operating Committee for the purpose of deliberating upon problems, developing plans and recommending possible courses of action to the Operating Committee. These Sub-Committees and other

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ad-hoc Sub-Committees as are needed will serve at the pleasure of the Operating Committee. The Engineering Sub-Committee will be responsible for the construction and other activities related to the establishment of the research facilities. The Technical Sub-Committee will be responsible for the actual research activities to be conducted with these channel facilities. The plans for construction and research will be developed jointly, to the mutual satisfaction of both agencies, via these Committee and Sub-Committee mechanisms. It is further agreed that so long as this Memorandum of Agreement is in effect, neither agency will conduct a research activity in these channel facilities that has not been mutually agreed upon. The chairman of any sub-committee shall be an ex-officio member of all other sub-committees and shall be an observer to the Operating Committee.

Funding for the design, construction and testing of the eight research channels and appurtenant research facilities and equipment will be provided to TVA by EPA subject to review and approval by EPA of the construction plans and cost estimates. I'unds are available up to $2,500,000 for these purposes presently ; any additional support for construction and testing of facilities is necessarily contingent upon appropriations and availability of funds. Funds provided by EPA normally will be transferred to TVA on a quarterly reimbursable basis after the submission to and approval by EPA's Project Officer of the expenditure indicated by standard vouchers required by EPA for its research and development contracts.

TVA will award and administer the contracts necessary to satisfy the requirements of the Project, including the construction efforts required thereunder. All contracts in excess of $25,000, and all changes or modifications of such contracts which affect the price or scope of the work to be performed, must be approved in writing in advance by EPA's Project Officer.

Except as otherwise provided in this Memorandum of Agreement, it is agreed that costs for support of staffs engaged in the activities of the Operating (ommittee or Sub-Committee will be borne by the respective parent agency. The source, amount and procedures of funding for the support of the field and related laboratory research activities related to this Project have not yet been finally determined. Cost-reimbursable, or cost sharing arrangements shall be as mutually agreed upon by the Operating Committee and set forth in writing.

It is our intention that TVA and EPA will collaborate on this program in a spirit of mutual cooperation. Further, both agencies intend to continue this joint effort so long as the results obtained from these special-facility studies are useful to both agencies in understanding and solving thermal and related environmental pollution problems, such continuation being contingent upon the availability of funds and continued agency interest.

This Memorandum of Agreement may be terminated by either agency at any time upon written notice of intent provided at least 30 days in advance. Any cost-reimburseable agreements then in effect will be subject to immediate termination upon receipt of notice of intent and open to new negotiations.

If this Memorandum of Agreement is terminated by giving notice of intent, the facilities constructed and equipment purchased and installed hereunder shall remain in the sole custory of the agency not giving such notice and may continue to be used by that agency for research until it notifies the terminating agency in writing that its use thereof is completed. If the agency having custody and use desires operational support (power, hot water, security services, etc.) for such use from the other agency, support shall be provided following a mutual agreement on a basis for reimbursement of costs.

If the Project is terminated by mutual agreement, it is understood that the facilities and equipment purchased and installed under this agreement will remain in the custody of TVA, but will be made available to EPA, if EPA desires, for continuing research purposes. Such continuing use by EPA, use by TVA, or joint use by EPA-TVA would be covered by a new agreement between the two agencies.

Nothing contained in this Memorandum of Agreement shall be construed as delaying or affecting any action or requirement imposed on the Tennessee Valley Authority by the provisions of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended.

In witness whereof: TVA and EPA cause this Memorandum of Agreement to be executed as of the day and year first written above.

DAVID D. DOMINICK, Acting Commissioner, Water Quality, EPA.

LYNN SEEBER,

General Manager, TVA. May 3, 1971.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE,
NATIONAL AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ADMINISTRATION,

kockville, N1. October 23, 1970. Dr. F. E. GARTRELL, Director of Environmental Research and Development, Tennessee l'alley Author

ity, Chattanooga, Tenn. DEAR DR. GARTRELL: Under authority of the Clean Air Act, as amended, the National Air Pollution Control Administration is interested in entering into an agreement for FY 1971 with the Tennessee Valley Authority for the continuation of six (6) research projects. The various details concerning these projects were provided in your July 7, 1970 letter to me relating to the NAPCA-TVA cooperative research effort.

Several meetings have been held between representatives of both agencies concerning these projects and the funding support agreed upon for FY 1971 is as follows:

NAPCA
controlled

account
number NAPCA project officer

TVA project title and number

Amount

1-9224572 E. L. Plyler, DPCE.

1.9224572 D, T. Clay, DPCE.

Prototype scale evaluation--limestone wet scrubbing process $1,905, 000

for SO: removal from powerplant stack gas-TV-33399A,

supplement 1. Unit full-scale evaluation--dry limestone injection process for 750,000

SO2 removal from powerplant stack gases-TV-30541A,

supplement 6. Pilot plant study of ammonia scrubbing of powerplant stack 240,000

gases-TV-31990A, supplement 5. Conceptual design and economic evaluation of processes for 225,000

reduction of suitur oxide emissions from power generation

TV-30537A, supplement 4.
Effectiveness and mechanisms of organic acids as promoters 100,000

for SO: absorption by limestone wet scrubbing---new project

No. TV34425A.
Atmospheric dispersion and interaction of SO2, H2SO4, NOX, 50,000

03, and particulates in stack emissions from coal-fired power-
plants--new project No. TV34426A.

1-9224571 G. M. Newcombe, DPCE. 1-9224572 S. Bunas, DPCE.

1-9224572 E. L. Plyler, DPCE.

1-9224465 L. E. Niemeyer, DM.

Funds in the amount of $3,270,000 will be made available from fiscal year 1971 appropriations for these projects. Period of performance covered by these funds is from July 1970 through June 1971, unless changed or adjusted by mutual consent. Request for payment should be made by submitting a Standard Form 1081 (set of eight) to the Fiscal Office, Office of Administration, National Air Pollution Control Administration, 411 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham, North Carolina, 27701, Attention: Examination Unit. An itemized statement of all performance costs incurred, by project, should accompany the request for payment. Please list the following obligation number, along with the corresponding NAPCA Controlled Account Number (CAN) listed above, for the respective Project : 690212.

Technical progress reports (ten copies) should be submitted quarterly and an annual summary of progress should be provided at the end of the fiscal year. It is requested that NAPCA's cosponsorship be acknowledged in any reports, publications, or press releases on these projects.

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. MIDDLETON, Commissioner. Approval. NOVEMBER 6, 1970.

D. F. E. GARTRELL, Director of Environmental Research and Development.

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

BUREAU OF AIR POLLUTION SCIENCES,

April 8, 1971. Mr. Vito NATRELLA, Director, Statistics Division, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C.

DEAR MR. NATRELLA: Attached are the six copies of the reimbursable agreement No. 71-96–2 that you sent to Dr. Kenline covering the Internal Revenue Service work we requested in support of our 1973 Economics of Clean Air Report to Congress.

In my letter of March 8, 1971 to Mrs. Shirkey, Administrative Officer, Statistics Division, we estimated the cost of the project to be $1,000. Since this amount was somewhat lower than the actual project cost, the revised cost of $4,519 is acceptable to this office. In the event the cost exceeds $5,000 would you please advise us accordingly. This is requested due to the extremely tight operating budget for this particular Division.

Would you please list the following obligation number and common account code on your request for payment: 690116 CAN 1-9224336.

If you have any questions on this project would you please call me in Durbam on telephone (FTS) 919-688-8118. Thanks very much for your assistance. Sincerely yours.

WILLIS H. BROTHERS,

Erecutive Officer. (1198)

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