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Incorporate Environmental Assessment Requirements in Solicitations and Awards - ADS 204.3.4.a.6 - ADS 303.3.6.3.e - ADS 204.3.8

Automated Directives System (ADS) 204.3.4.a.6 and 303.3.6.3.e require incorporating the environmental assessment requirements outlined in the environmental evaluation documents into implementation instruments for programs, projects, activities, or amendments.

 ADS 204.3.8 states that strategic objective teams and activity managers must consider the environmental findings and recommendations made in the approved environmental evaluation documents when designing and approving funding for a program or activity. The contracting officer or agreement officer must incorporate these requirements into any contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, or other mechanisms used to implement the activity.

General Recommendations

  • For activities with Threshold Decisions of Negative Determination with Conditions and Positive Determination, we recommend that [the mission] establish and implement procedures to require implementing partners to respond to environmental assessment requirements in their proposal, detailing staff and budget necessary to address environmental assessment and monitoring concerns associated with the project.

  • For activities with Threshold Decisions of Negative Determination with Conditions and Positive Determination, we recommend that [the mission] establish and implement procedures to require activity managers to include environmental assessment and monitoring requirements in agreements and contracts signed by implementing partners.

Source: AUDIT REPORT NO. 9-000-10-004-P MARCH 9, 2010

The recommendations are derived from audit reports of the Office of the Inspector General. The source refers to the audit report, which is available on this site as part of the Audit Database Project: an educational tool for compliance with USAID regulations.  Please see the disclaimer of this site before using recommendations.

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