Laws, Regulations, and Policies


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Regulation 216

22 CFR 216 (Chapt 22 Section 216 of the Code of Federal Regulations, commonly known as "Regulation 216") is the primary authority governing USAID's environmental procedures.
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The full text of Reg 216 is also contained in Annex B of the Environmental Procedures Training Manual.

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ADS 201 & 204 
The ADS (Automated Directive System) is USAID's directives management system. Agency policy directives and required procedures are drafted, cleared and issued through the ADS. Agency employees must adhere to these policy directives and required procedures

ADS 201 (Planning) and 204 (Environmental Procedures) are the primary parts of the ADS that describe environmental requirements and responsibilities in the planning and execution of activities.

Click here to visit the USAID's Programming Policy ADS Series 200 website.

This information is also contained in Annex B of the Environmental Procedures Training Manual
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Executive order 12114
"Environmental effects abroad of major Federal actions" (4 Jan 1979).
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Foreign Assistance Acts 117, 118, & 119
Part 1 of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) establishes requirements related to environmental assessment of foreign assistance activities generally (117), and particular requirements for regarding tropical forests (118), and endangered species/bioodiversity (119).

Part I, Section 117
Environment and Natural Resources
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Part I, Section 118
Tropical Forests
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Part I, Section 119
Endangered Species
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