EPA Region 4 updating disaster response policy

October 8, 2019
EPA Region 4 is finalizing an updated disaster response standard operating procedure for its water division, following recommendations from the agency’s Inspector General (IG) that found some regional staff were unfamiliar with internal emergency response protocols, and has begun annual hurricane response training exercises with states. The IG finds in an Oct. 7 report that Region 4’s close working relationship with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the development of a supplemental database to complement the state’s water and...

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