Thursday, October 12, 2006

EPA Library Closures

Congressmen Gordon, Waxman, and Dingle have requested that the Government Accountability Office examine the President's budget proposal to cut funding for the EPA Library System by 30 percent for FY 2007. These cuts will cause some regional EPA libraries to close while others will reduce hours and services.

Read the notice in the Federal Register about the EPA Headquarters Library closure. See page 6 and page 11 (attachment 2) of the EPA FY 2007 Library Plan: National Framework for the Headquarters and Regional Libraries for information about library closures.

PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility) expresses concerns about lost services when material housed in the EPA Headquarters Library is relocated to three “information repositories.”