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Statementby the Comtroller General of the United States.
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Paginationviii, 32 p. ;
Number of Pages32
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From October 1, through SeptemATSDR’S obligations of Superfund monies totaled about $ million and disbursements totaled about $ Title(s): HHS' implementation of Superfund health-related responsibilities: report/ by HHS implementation of superfund health-related responsibilities book Comptroller General of the United States.

Country of Publication: United States Publisher: Gaithersburg, Md.: U.S. General Accounting Office, Document Handling and Information Services Facility, [] Description: viii, 32 p.

The Act requires the Inspector General of a Federal organization with Superfund responsibilities to annually audit all uses of the Superfund. The NIEHS receives funds through an interagency agreement (IAG) with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to carry out health-related and other functions mandated by Superfund legislation.

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