Report: EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment: Obtainable Records Show EPA Followed Required Procedures Without Bias or Predetermination, but a Possible Misuse of Position Noted
Report #16-P-0082, January 13, 2016
What Was Found
The EPA addressed guidelines and followed policies and procedures when conducting the Bristol Bay watershed assessment. We found no evidence of bias or a predetermined outcome. We did find a possible misuse of position by a Region 10 employee who retired in 2013.
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