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Office of Inspector General

Report: EPA Needs to Clarify Its Claim of “No Net Loss” of Wetlands

Report #14-P-0191April 16, 2014

What We Found

The EPA can improve performance reports by indicating that achieving "no net loss" is based on the assumption that all mitigation projects will meet performance standards.

Report Materials​​

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