Reshuffle of EPA Regional Offices to Take Effect on Tax Day

April 8, 2019, 5:51 PM

The EPA’s restructuring of its 10 regional offices will formally take effect April 15, Administrator Andrew Wheeler said April 8 during remarks at the Environmental Council of the States spring meeting in Arlington, Va.

The reorganization effort was first announced in a September 2018 memo. Under the EPA’s new approach, each of the 10 regional offices will have eight divisions, mimicking the setup in the EPA headquarters office.

Former EPA officials and current employees have expressed concerns that the reshuffling at the regions could give the Trump administration an opportunity to shrink the agency and allow more political control ...

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