If the applicant has a personnel management system with adequate internal controls, EPA will base its review of requested personnel costs on the previous application request. Costs within 10% of the previous application
request will be deemed necessary and reasonable. Applicants must explain variations greater than 10% in their narrative, or in a separate, written format. POs should provide notations as to where the applicant’s explanation may be found.
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