(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.
(2) A person contracting with the agency in the preparation of an EIS must
executive 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.