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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the federal and state actions that have been taken to address indoor air quality concerns that have been raised by occupants of certain school, state, and federal buildings in Vermont, the District of Columbia, and Maryland, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal agencies have been involved in investigating, evaluating, and mitigating the indoor air problems of 15 specified buildings in Vermont and, if there has been little or no direct federal involvement, identify the reasons and other forms of federal assistance, if any, that have been provided; (2) the role of the nonfederal organizations that have acted to address the indoor air quality problems of the buildings; (3) the indoor quality problems in these buildings and the steps that have been taken or that are needed to deal with them; and (4) the actions taken by federal agencies to address air quality problems in EPA's headquarters buildings at Waterside Mall in the DIstrict, and in the Fallon Federal Office Building in Baltimore, Maryland.

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