EPA Bungled Contract Oversight, Agency Watchdog Says

Law360 (September 25, 2020, 7:34 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's watchdog slammed the agency in a report released Friday for its work on an environmental consulting contract, accusing it of deleting records, paying without proper reviews and failing to question labor practices that might have saved taxpayers roughly $565,000.

The agency's Office of Inspector General criticized actions on a contract with Northbridge Environmental Management Consultants to provide support for certain programs run by the EPA's Office of Water, saying that because certain documents were destroyed, "neither the agency nor the OIG can determine how the agency allocated over $10 million of EPA funds."

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