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Trump to Nominate Andrew Wheeler as Permanent EPA Administrator

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Andrew Wheeler, who has been acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency since July, to serve as EPA head on a permanent basis, The New York Times reported Friday. Wheeler was confirmed by the Senate in April as EPA deputy administrator but took over as interim chief after Scott Pruitt resigned from his post in July.

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House Panel Launches Inquiry Into EPA’s Contractor Oversight

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has asked the Environmental Protection Agency whether it uses internal controls to oversee its contractor workforce. The committee wrote in a Tuesday letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt that reports by the Government Accountability Office and the EPA’s inspector general office cited gaps in …

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Holly Greaves to be Nominated as EPA CFO

Holly Greaves, senior adviser to the Environmental Protection Agency administrator for budget and audit, will be nominated by President Donald Trump as the next EPA chief financial officer. The White House said Wednesday Greaves has extensive experience with federal accounting standards, financial and information technology environments as well as financial …

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EPA Aims to Promote Environmental Stewardship Through Agency-Industry Partnership

The Environmental Protection Agency has launched a program meant to help regulated industries manage environmental outcomes through a sector-based collaborative approach. EPA said Oct. 3 its Smart Sectors initiative offers the agency an opportunity to explore environmental protection methods and policies. Participating sectors include the aerospace, construction, electronics and technology, power generation and …

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GAO: Most Participating Agencies Met Spending Requirements Under Small Business R&D Programs

The Government Accountability Office has found that most agencies met spending requirements under two small business research and development programs in fiscal year 2015. GAO said Wednesday nine of 11 participating agencies under the Small Business Innovation Research program submitted the required report on obligations for extramural research and development work, which are …

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EPA Will Offer Early Retirement, Buy Out Employees

The Environmental Protection Agency will maintain its hiring freeze and plans to offer buyouts and an early retirement program to motivate employees to leave, according to an internal memorandum obtained by Government Executive. Other specifics of the plan were not made clear in the memo sent by acting Deputy administrator …

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