OIG finds marginal drop in air monitoring during pandemic

November 17, 2021
EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) in a new report finds only limited impacts on overall levels of air quality monitoring from the COVID-19 pandemic, which generally disrupted state and federal regulators’ activities, but the OIG also found wide variation in the outcomes at different sites. In its Nov. 17 report , the OIG says, the “pandemic marginally impacted the total number of nationwide compliance monitoring activities at facilities that emit air pollution. However, activities varied widely among states and...

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