Watchdog Report Rips EPA For State Oversight Flaws

Law360, New York (July 3, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is plagued by chronic management problems when it comes to overseeing state programs and ensuring that basic environmental protection standards are met, according to a federal watchdog report released Wednesday.

The EPA's inspector general identified delegation oversight as a key management challenge for the agency, noting that the federal regulator has struggled with the issue for several years. The report points to “inadequate and inconsistent oversight” of various state activities, including state revolving fund projects and state enforcement of major environmental...
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