OIG investigating pandemic’s impact on EPA auto, fuels testing

February 18, 2021
EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is investigating any potential adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the operation of EPA’s vehicles and fuels testing facility in Ann Arbor, MI, and any resulting negative impacts from a reduction in laboratory activity on the agency’s assurance of compliance with auto emissions regulations. Patrick Gilbride, director of the OIG’s directorate of environmental research programs, sent a Feb. 16 letter to acting EPA air chief Joe Goffman advising the agency that the OIG...

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