(1) The agency may contract for preparation of an
EIS or portions thereof. Whenever an EIS or portion thereof is prepared by a
contractor, the agency shall furnish guidance and participate in the
preparation, independently evaluate the statement or portion thereof prior to
its approval, and take responsibility for its scope and content.
person contracting with the agency in the preparation of an EIS must execute a
disclosure statement, in affidavit form prepared by the agency, specifying that
he has no financial or other interest in the outcome of the proposed action other
than a contract with the agency.