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The Office of Research and Development is the scientific research arm of EPA. Its leading-edge research informs Agency decisions and supports the emerging needs of EPA stakeholders, including state, tribal, and community partners. ORD's work is organized into six national research programs and five research centers across 10 facilities in the U.S.

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