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Report: EPA Could Improve Contingency Planning for Oil and Hazardous Substance Response

Report #13-P-0152February 15, 2013

What We Found

EPA regions have expanded contingency planning by creating additional plans and materials, but regions cannot maintain this large volume of information with their limited resources.

Report Materials​​

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