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Office of Inspector General

Report: Management Alert - EPA Should Promptly Reassess Community Risk Screening Tool

Report #17-P-0378, September 7, 2017

What Was Found

C-FERST overlaps with other tools and is not yet widely used, underscoring its $400,000 planned yearly investment as a risk. Efforts by the agency to cut costs, streamline activities and avoid duplication compound the need for the EPA to promptly review C-FERST and similar tools.

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