ABSTRACT

EPA Has Sufficiently Managed Emergency Responses During the Pandemic but Needs to Procure More Supplies and Clarify Guidance   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "We performed this evaluation to determine whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency managed its resources for emergency responses to provide continued protection of human health and the environment during the coronavirus pandemic--that is, the SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2] virus and resultant COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] disease. We also sought to examine whether the EPA provided sufficient protective measures to its on-scene coordinators, or OSCs, who respond to emergency incidents. We sent surveys to 239 OSCs in June 2020 and received responses from 127--a 53 percent response rate. We also interviewed all ten EPA regional Superfund and Emergency Management Division directors, as well as directors from the EPA's Office of Emergency Management."

Report Number:
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Inspector General, Report No. 20-E-0332
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2020-09-28
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Public Domain
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: https://www.epa.gov/
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