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Office of Inspector General

Report: EPA Needs to Re-Evaluate Its Compliance Monitoring Priorities for Minimizing Asbestos Risks in Schools

Report #18-P-0270, September 17, 2018

What Was Found

Even though the EPA was responsible for conducting Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act compliance inspections for the majority of states, it conducted fewer inspections overall than the states responsible for their own inspections. Without sufficient oversight, the EPA cannot verify that local educational agencies are identifying and properly managing asbestos in schools.

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