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ECOS Seeks Regions' Reviews Of States To Be 'As Consistent As Possible'

July 10, 2018
State regulators are renewing their calls for EPA regions to adopt a more consistent approach when reviewing state programs implementing federal environmental laws, though states say that the agency should still preserve some regional flexibility and that any reviews should be “as consistent as possible” given regional differences. The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) July 3 issued “Principles for EPA Oversight of Delegated Federal Programs,” after months of negotiations with EPA on how to streamline regions' reviews of state...

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