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Makeover of EPA’s Science Office Long Planned by Career Staff

March 7, 2019, 11:49 PM

The EPA is consolidating several of its science and research offices in a reorganization of the agency’s scientific arm that was announced to staff March 7.

Under the restructuring, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development would combine its 13 offices into eight.

The plans include merging the Office of the Science Advisor with the Office of Science Policy, which the EPA had been weighing since late 2018.

It also would create four research centers, according to an EPA staff presentation obtained by Bloomberg Environment.

The reorganization was led by career ...

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