The Office of Federal Programs was established to plan, recommend,
manage, and coordinate the policies and procedures under which ATSDR
works with federal agencies in the development of toxicological profiles for
unregulated hazardous substances found at federal facilities and in the conduct
of public health assessments and other related health activities.
The Office of Policy and External Affairs promotes the mission of ATSDR
by coordinating the agency's efforts to build public health capacity in state and
local entities, providing analysis of agency policy, and communicating
information about ATSDR's activities. The office coordinates public affairs
activities, provides editorial and graphics services to the agency, and produces
various publications, reports, and fact sheets to communicate agency activities.
The Office of Program Operations and Management develops and
executes ATSDR's budget, including Superfund and other federal program
funds. In addition to managing the ATSDR budget, OPOM provides
management support for the agency in the areas of program planning;
recruitment and employee development; information access, exchange, and
utilization; training; travel; procurement; and other administrative services.
The Office of Regional Operations assists in the implementation of ATSDR
activities across the country. ORO has ATSDR regional representatives at each
of the 10 EPA Regional Offices and a liaison at EPA headquarters in
Washington, DC. This distribution of staff in regional locations promotes
communication and interaction with ATSDR's main partners: the public, EPA,
and state and local environmental and public health agencies.
The Office of Urban Affairs coordinates the agency's efforts on issues
related to environmental justice, minority health, and Brownfields sites.
The ATSDR Washington Office links the agency with other executive
branch departments and agencies and the legislative branch of government.
Through this office, ATSDR is positioned to respond quickly to issues raised in
Congress and other federal governmental and nongovernmental organizations
that relate to agency programs.
ATSDR BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS HISTORY
ATSDR is funded through EPA and its personnel are allocated through the
CDC. Funding for ATSDR activities at federal facility sites is negotiated with
the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Energy (DOE).
Figure 1 contains a breakdown of ATSDR's Superfund budget obligations,
by budget activity, for FY 1994 through FY 1999.