Inspector General To Examine EPA’s State Drinking Water Monitoring

(August 31, 2016, 12:58 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Aug. 29 that it will begin preliminary research to evaluate the EPA’s oversight of state drinking water monitoring.

(Announcement available. Document #15-160906-023X.)

Kathlene Butler, the director of the Water Issues Office of Program Evaluation for the EPA, sent a letter to two other EPA officials indicating that the OIG’s objectives are to evaluate how the EPA ensures that the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) governs how states monitor and...
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