OMB Requires EPA To Develop Plan For Eliminating Two Regional Offices

March 6, 2017
EPA has been instructed by the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) in its recent budget “pass back” to develop a plan for consolidating its 10 regional offices into eight, a step being justified as a way to realize “efficiencies” but which is already sparking concerns that it could spread an already strapped agency too thin to accomplish its mission. In addition, some state sources are concerned that cutting back on the number of regional offices could also limit support...

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