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GAO discussed selected rural water projects, including the Lewis and Clark Rural Water Project, focusing on: (1) the criteria for participation in specified programs of the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) for funding rural water projects; (2) how the characteristics of the individual projects align with the criteria of the identified programs; and (3) the views of officials of the three agencies as to the appropriateness of their being tasked with these projects.

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