USAID Environmental Procedures Training Manual

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About the Environmental Procedures Training Manual

The USAID Environmental Procedures Training Manual is a guide to compliance with USAID environmental procedures for USAID staff and Partners.

The tables, matrices and forms suggested in the EPTM are intended to be helpful to preparers and reviewers, but they are not specified by Reg. 216. Each Mission or Mission partner may decide whether they are useful in documenting 22 CFR 216 requirements.


DISCLAIMER. The guidance contained in the EPTM is advisory only. The contents do not constitute official USAID procedures, regulations, guidelines, guidance, or revisions thereto, nor do they modify or replace any aspect of 22 CFR 216. Should there be any apparent conflict between 22 CFR 216 and the EPTM, 22 CFR 216 will take precedence. (For reference, the full text of 22 CFR 216 is included in this manual.)

Contents and downloads

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Contents & Downloads
Covers and Prefaces
Cover, Disclaimer, Table of Contents, & Preface Matter
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1. Introduction
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2. Screening and Classifying Activities Under Regulation 216
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3. Required Documentation: Determination and Overview
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4. Writing the Initial Environmental Examination
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5: Frequently Asked Questions About Environmental Compliance
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A. USAID Definitions
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B. Official USAID Environmental Guidance and Regulation

(Includes Reg 216, ADS excerpts & Title II DAP Guidance)
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image of word iconText of Annex B (Includes Reg 216 and DAP Guidance, but not ADS excerpts)
C. Environmental Compliance Forms
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D. Examples of Categorical Exclusions and Initial Environmental Examinations
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BEO Tracker On-line Database
(Searchable full-text database of all finalized Africa Bureau environmental documentation since 1996)
E. Sample Tables and Environmental Checklists
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F. Programmatic Environmental Assessments
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G. Umbrella IEEs and Subgrant Environmental Screening

Note: under update to reflect Dec 2010 revision to Africa Bureau's subproject review processes and Environmental Review Form

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image of word iconText of Annex G

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March 2005 EPTM (Africa Version)
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Procédures Environnementales De L’usaid : Manuel De Formation Pour Les Agents Environnementaux Et Partenaires De Mission De L’usaid

Table des Matières & Téléchargements
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  • Page de couverture, Renonciation, Table des Matières, Matériaux préliminaires
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1. Introduction
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2. Examen préalable et classification des activités aux termes de la Réglementation 216
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3. Documents requis : Détermination et vue d’ensemble
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4. Rédaction de l’examen environnemental initial (EEI)
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5 : Questions fréquemment posées au sujet de conformité environnementale
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Annexe G. Formulaire d’examen environnemental
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Comments on the EPTM are encouraged. Please send them via email to the ENCAP core team. Faxed or written comments should be sent to:

Wes Fisher
The Cadmus Group
57 Water Street
Watertown, MA 02472
fax +1.617.673.7001

Other Compliance Resources

Another recommended resource for Title II cooperating sponsors is:

A Cooperating Sponsor's Field Guide to USAID Environmental Compliance Procedures (Catholic Relief Services & Food Aid Management, 2000) available in English and French.
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