"EPA: Agency Moves To Disband Environmental Research Operation"

"U.S. EPA is planning to shut down a grant-making center that supports leading-edge research on human exposure to pollution and its effects.

Under the proposed consolidation, the grants, contracts and administrative functions of the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) — a component of EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) — would be combined with two other offices focused on administering grants.

A new Office of Resource Management would then be responsible for some NCER functions, as well as the work of the offices of Administration and Research Support and of Program Accountability and Resource Management. Freedom of Information Act requests, records management and budget formulation functions from other organizations would also be moved into the planned resource management shop."

Corbin Hiar reports for Greenwire February 27, 2018.


"The EPA Wants To Combine Three Offices Into One. Here’s What We Know." (BuzzFeed)

"The EPA Is Closing An Office That Helps Keep Arsenic Out Of Baby Food And Much More" (Forbes)

"What You Should Know About the EPA's Proposal to Close Its Environmental Research Center
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"Trump’s EPA To Close Research Center That Protects Public Health" (Think Progress)

"Trump Administration Proposes EPA Consolidation of Center Studying Chemical Exposure" (R&D)

"Scott Pruitt Kills Agency That Studies Chemicals Harmful to Children" (Mother Jones)

"Trump Administration Proposes Backroll on EPA Program that Gave Grants to Study Chemical Exposure on Kids" (Newsweek)

Source: Greenwire, 03/01/2018