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House approves EPA stormwater funding study

In compromise legislation, House lawmakers are directing EPA to create a task force to produce recommendations on stormwater infrastructure funding options.

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House poised to vote on EPA's FY19 budget bill

Whatever amendments the chamber approves, the House is expected to easily pass the FY19 bill, but whether the Senate can muster 60 votes in support of its own bill is still questionable.

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Democrats seek to block Trump order on ALJs

Democrats will seek to offer an appropriations rider that blocks funds from being spent “by the Office of Personnel Management or other agencies to implement this misguided executive order.”

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Senate Cuts Cost Of Water Funding Bill To Overcome Adverse CBO Score

Senators have reduced the cost of a proposed EPA water infrastructure funding program to overcome a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate that found an earlier version of the program would reduce federal revenues by $2.6 billion over 10 years and open the door to a point of order that would require 60 votes to overcome.

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IG begins review of ORD oversight of regional science

The IG is beginning a review of the agency's Office of Research and Development's oversight of and alignment with regional research efforts.

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Environmentalists Criticize Trump Plan To Shift Mine Cleanups To EPA

Environmentalists are criticizing the Trump administration's plan to consolidate mine cleanup programs -- now housed in the Interior and Agriculture departments -- into EPA's Superfund program, saying it misses the mark on tackling the problem at the heart of abandoned mine cleanups -- the need for dedicated funding.

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Trump Reorganization Plan Seeks To Consolidate Federal Cleanups At EPA

President Donald Trump's plan for “reforming” the federal government seeks to consolidate portions of Department of Interior (DOI) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mine cleanup programs into EPA's Superfund program, saying it would make the cleanups at the almost 100,000 sites more efficient and give them more attention than under DOI or USDA oversight.

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Observers Brace For Trump Reorganization Plan With EPA Impact Unclear

The Trump administration is expected to release as soon as June 21 a broad plan for reorganizing the federal government, though some observers doubt the plan will spur broad proposed changes at EPA, such as closing of regional offices, despite calls from some to do so.

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Inspector General Details Broad Review Of EPA Programs In Annual Plan

EPA's Office of Inspector General (OIG) is laying out a broad agenda for the remainder of fiscal year 2018 that ranges from reviews of the agency's regulatory oversight on key media and research programs to internal staffing and management as well as previously announced inquiries into Administrator Scott Pruitt's controversial security, spending and hiring.

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Senate appropriators order PFAS review's release

“ATSDR is directed to publish to the Federal Register, within 15 days of enactment, the proposed toxicological profile,” Senate appropriators said.

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