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           BEFORE  THE


           May  1,  1981
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                             & Spef'ia]
                     Washington, D.C.   20037

                             STATEMENT ot

                         ANNE XfcGILL GORSUQI


                 THE i^'ItflttENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Mr. Chairman  and Merrix^rs of  the  Senate Committee  on Environment and

Public Works:

     It is  a singular  honor and  privilege to  appear before  you as

President Reagan's designee  for   Administrator  of  ther Environmental

Protection Agency.

     As you may  know,  the  Administrator's position is one  which I

actively sought,  and  i  iX"jl  that,  iry  ryawns for yj doing are ni'lev.ant

to your del iterations today.

     In my  opinion,  and  I  am confident  that you would  agree,  the

position  of  Administrator  of the  Environmental  Protection  Agency

presents one  of  the  most challenging  and critical  opportunities in

governrnent to formulate and  implement  significant domestic policy.

     In light of  the  policies of  President. Reagan, the challenges and

opportunities of  the  position are enhanced.   The  Administrator must

manage one of the largest federal agencies in  America—large both in

terms  of   numbers  of  employees  as  well  as  budget—to  implement

policies  which  can  achieve  the  important  national  objective  of

enhancing and improving  our national  environment  in a manner that

acconnoduLes the  objc-etivos  of cliange  '.vhicii are the hallmarks of this

Adriinistrat.i'jii.     'Hie   ';i:-'\  pf:s!.-nt--;  cnot-^ins   opportunities  and
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      :isr- President is cammed  co  the preservation  and  enhancement

 ^: ::«tfiiwa?rical values, and  that is  a coimitment  I  share.

      fix. President  is  carroitted  to  achieving  a new federalism  in

 whir,!, the decisions and the  power to implement  those decisions will

 be shllted  from  the  banks  of   the  Potomac  back  to the  level  of

 government  which  is  closest  and  most accountable  to the people  it

 serves,   I  share that corrinit:nont;.  No greater opportunity exists for

 implementation  of  that  new  federalism than  that  presented  to  the

 AcLiuniytrator  of   EPA,  who  is  charged with  exercising  powers  and

 duties,  the clear  Congressional  intent of which  was to  involve the

 state governments  as full and active partners in the achievement  of

 national environmental goals.

      The  President  is  oomnillod  to  regulatory  reform,   and  here  I

 believe  it  is  important  u> einphasl.ie  that  tee reform is  not  limited

 to   withdrawal " of   unnecessary   or  overly   burdensome  singular

 regulations, but envisions a  much broader scope  involving  the  process

 by  which  new   regulations  are  formulated  and  current   regulations

 evaluated.  We  should  seek  and accept input from all  points of  view,

 evaluate alternatives  in light of best possible  intonation, and then

 select the  least costly options—in tertns of both  indirect and direct

 costs to the consuming public—consistent with the goals and policies

 of  the law.    I  share  the   President's  corrroj tnx-nt  to the  goal  of

 regulatory  reform.    I  am confident  that  you  will  concur  in  my

 judgment that there  is no greater opportunity  to effectuate that goal

 than  the opportunity  to serve  the people  of  this  country  as  the

Administrator of  the Agency  charged  with developing the regulatory

framework  for  such  vital  industries  as fanning,  steol,   autos and

ntnins, to naras a few.  How  such  industries are regulated impacts  the

diily  lives  of  each of  us  through our  utility  bills,  the market

availability  of   new  -lerloal  substances,   and   the   control  of

pollutants in our air, water and  land.

     Thcf-jgh the  following is not  intended to be  exhaustive,  we know

that the President  is rvxmittod to  achieving  our national goals with

expenditure of less  of  tin-: taxpayer's money,  that, he is committed to

the  development  of  ckx>>stic  energy  resources,   to  the  careful

husbanding  of  our   aat.iral  resources,  to  the  revitalization  of

industry,  to  the creation of  new   jobs,  to  the  elimination  of  the

governmental  cau.sos ol  inflation,   a fid,  as L  stated earlier,   most

certainly  to  the   preservation  and   enhancement  of  environmental

quality,    I  shap-.-  ih'^j-  <•( >t:ni t'T'nts   and  rvc-o^.nizo  the  j.;reat.

opp^'tarnty to  j)'irt ici 1-:; l','  in  i he   achievcMi-'iit  ul' tho-sc*  eoais,  as a

public  servant exercisirr,; the ixj\vers and di.ities  granted  by Congress

to the  Administrator of the  Envirent-rental  Protection Agency.

     The challenge of administering  the A^ncy in a manner which will

achieve those goals is enormous and intricate—one  which  I  ani eager

to undertake.

     While  there is no  organic act   which   delineates  the  several

duties  of  the Administrator, it is  clear  from an examination of  the

several statutes  that  the  requirements  for the  position  are several.

The  Administrator   rnist  be  an  experienced   policy  maker  and  an

effective  cotmunicator of  the  policies  developed,  must  have  the

ability  to make decisions  within   broad  grants  of  discretionary

authority,  must l>3 able to understand and  irplemc-nt policy within tlie

fra.-*-work of a budget,  and must also be a careful manager of  tirne mid

*•*><• •-•—es.    Additionally,  the  Administrator  of  the  Environmental

:•»-)-..--ion   Agency  i"'  ch.anvd  with  several  judicial  functions

rtx1:; .ring  the careful  balancing  of  all  relevant  evidence  and  the

indf "vndonce of  thought necessary  to arrive  at equitable decisions.

     I appreciate  having had the opportunity to meet with most of the

nic-"i>;rs of  this  commit, t,v<>  on an  infomal  basis, but  in light of  the

requirements, I  fee]  that  it i:? appropriate here to formally  acquaint

you  with  some of  the elements  of my  prior experience and  training

which  may  be relevant to vour consideration of   the  President's

nomination, before discus sin;* the specific  objectives \vtaich  I intend

to pursue in the position.

     I do  ry>l cone bofotv  you  as f-ne  of  a select handful  of people

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"!     i_ school education,  and to participate  in  the Fulbright program in

       India irrraediately afterward.

            "(>,  a  long-term  Go Torn loan  I  cone  before  you  with  a  deep

       ajri/f^ciation of tne unique  b-autierf  which we enjoy in our environment

       — the rrnjesty  and  granJeur of  the Rocky Mountains,  the openness and

      /sense of space of  our eastern plains,  a climate  which enjoys the

       variety  and change  afforded  by  each  season  of  the  year.    As  a

       Westerner I come before you with a profound appreciation for the role

       that water plays in  every aspect  of  our lives,  for  the necessity of

       its conservation and b'neficial  use.

            I   have   actively  pursued  the  practice   of   law  in  various

       capacities  in  the  last  14   years   and the  experiences  have  been

            Av/!'<>••:>;;>!;,  I shared a job

       with a  fellow attorney and good  friend who  is present  here  today,

       Mrs.  Ann  Allott.     The  sharing  of  responsibilities  cane  as  we

       endeavored to  continue our professional careers while starting our

       fa-nilies.   Mrs. Allott  and  I  were  Assistant District Attorneys  in

       Jefferson   County   with   primary    responsibility   for   juvenile

       prosecutions and the collection  of money fran non-supporting parents.

       In that position 1  had a unique  opportunity to cone  to appreciate the

       necessity for  careful  exercise  of discretion.   As you  gentlemen are

       undoubtedly aware,  the grant of  prosecutorial discretion is  among the

       broadest and riost unfettered  enjoyed by any public official.   In its

       exorcii-f.' there  is a  nee'-s >i i\  lor a  iili  understanding of  the needs

       of the comuni ty to appr';rr;ar^ly  prior: ti'-:^  the expenditure of ti.-ne,

v,,; <;•;.?t and rosources.   A decision to  prosecute on certain cases  is,

ir?  iicitly, a decision not to act. upon others.

     The  experience;  in  tin--  District  Attorney's  Office   likewise

pr'pared me for  the  r/uriagerDent  function of  trie position which I  now

s^"k.  It was our cluillor^e  aud  our  opportunity to refurbish  and,  in

many  instances,  to  create,  the  component  parts  of  a management

system which allowed for the efficient ongoing  collection effort.   We

est'-ihl Lshed a collection sy-stc.-m whicn  called  for the orderly  referral

of  AI'DC  recipients;  allowed  tor  the  prompt,  handling  of non-welfare

petitioners;   Initiated  investigative   efforts   where  necessary;

corresponded  with   responding  or   initiating  officials  in  other

jurisdictions and other states;   scheduled court  time;  provided  for

prompt follow-up; estal.l ishod collection pi-ooedurvs in other  branches

of  the  court  system and  created an  internal system  for prompt  and

efficient follow-up on delinquencies.

     That experience .served  me well  in my next professional position

which was  as a  gubernatorlally  appointed hearing  officer  for  the

State of Colorado;  in effect serving as an .Administrative Judge for a

variety of State Board:-; and Comnissions.

     My entire professional  legal experience,  especially my  service

as  a  prosecutor and  Colorado   Hearing  Officer,   has   given me  a

deep-seated  appreciation for the   necessity  of  knowledgeable   and

independent judicial  decisions.   The eases  involved  allegations  of

statutory or regulatory violations by  licensees and practitioners  and

required the  unbiased  ^risideration  of  all  evidence  presented,   an

ur.bia  f!  sri i  impartial  application  of  the  law  to  the  evidence

add1;--"'"i.  The law with  which I  dealt prescribed such unrelated topics

as  inns-oner  protection,   professional   standards,   regulations   to

protect i.he public health,  to name but a few,

     I*- was  an  experience which I  thoroughly enjoyed and which stood

me in K'r/xi stead as  an  elected State  legislator,  where one is called

upon i:i make decisions  in seemingly unrelated policy areas and where

decisions must  be premised  on a  fair and  impartial hearing  of all

interested parties,  a weighing of  the conpeting policy objectives,  an

awareness of the  fiscal and resource restrictions, a  sensitivity  to

the needs of the people served, and a broad  overview of the tx^eds  of

t.'jc L'l.tU. :us a whole.

     Like uiany  of  you  w!,o vxxiie to the federal  effort from  a state

legislative  background, T am sure that you  will  a^ree that  it  is a

valuable training ground.

     In ny first term,  beginning  in 1977,  I  served as a member of the

Finance Cbrrmittee, the  Appropriations Gonrnittee,  and as Vice Qiairman

to  thf*  .Judiciary  Corrmittec.   I  was the print;  stxonsor  of  several

pieces r)f  Is-gislation.    Among  my  efforts was a  corrplete  rewrite  of

the  sentencing  provisions   of  the  Colorado  Criminal  Code  which

chang-yi th^  structurf^  of our  law from  indeterminate  sentencing  to

prr-siri-Uvt' sontcricirig,  and  which  is  now,  afu-r a stornij* course, the

 lav; of  the  State.   I was selected Outstanding Freshman Legislator in

a press poll of ray  peers,  lobbyists, legislative staff.

      In my  second  term I  served as a Menl-jer of the Transportation  and

En""gy  Cornaitteo,   ann  as  Chan-man  of  the  House  State   Affairs

Coinnittee.  Additionally,  1 served  as  the majority leader's  designee

on  the  Joint  House-Senate Ijegal  Services Committee and  became  its

Chairman in the final  year of my legislative activities.

      As Chairman of the House State Affairs  Coniaittee, I worked with

a relatively small  but effective staff and with fellow members of  the

committee  to  resolve  most  of   the politically  sensitive  measures

introduced  in  the  House.   Excluding appropriations  measures, of  the

more  tlian   1,300 bills and  resolutions  introduced  in the  House  and

forwarded to the Hous*- by the Senate in 1979 .me!  1980,  245  (or more

than  lo't.;  were referred  t,u Stat--  Affairs.  T.Ve  acted 0:1  every bill

assigned tn the Coinni ttee, and  reported out  176.   We built  a strong

record  of  listening  to all  interested  parties,  working  with  fellow

committee  riembers   and reporting  back  to the  Assembly  in a  timely

fashion.  It is a record  I  intend to continue.

    i  The Transportation and Energy  Committee on which I  served,  was

assigned primary responsibility for most of the bills formulating  the
State's  resfxjnse  to  the  requirements of the Clean Air Act.

    ( The  1/3gal Services Conrrdttee,  on  which  I served first  as  a

member and  later  as  Chairman, exorcised  tht1 .statutory i^sponsibility

for  developing''the  Vjud;;/'t  and  |)olicies  ol"  the  legislative staff,

whior. provided •:.'1 1 drafting,  st.itatory publication and revision,  rule

and ' r-'-'palation revifj,,  :ari  It.-gal advice   to  the General   .Asserbly.

Add: 11 -.r/il ly ,  J/-;rri.l  .'-•;•".-'.<-i""  Crt.ni tt.ce  wts   t!u'   fcx::)l   point   for


      renting  th.-_; Colorado  initiative in  regulatory  reform.    This

 staff  consisted of  a  tp-.om  of 45  (16  attorneys,  2  paralegals,  2

 eori!Ut/,>r sp->:ialists, anl  ^0-liJ clerical staff rrxsnbers).

      I was one  of  the primary  advocates of a  bill which established

 the  regulatory  review   process.     Rules  promulgated  by  the   20

 departments  in  "che  Colorado I'tate  government  fill  a  twelve volume

 cod'.',  which,  according  t^ the legislation,  is to be reviewed every

 four years for  consistency  with  statutory authority and legislative

 intent.   In  the two years in which I  served  on  the committee, more

 than half of the codes—by volume—were reviewed,  a full third during

 my cliairmanship.  In addition,  more than 600 new rule submittals were

 reviewed  in  1979 and  1980.   It may  be relevant  to note  that this

 additional v'irk was absorlvd without adding any attorneys or  staff.

      As   the  prime  House   sponsor  of   the  Air-Pollution-Control

 Inspection and  Maintenance Legislation  of  1980, it  was necessary  to
 bring three  vastly divergent  factions  behind a compromise bill  that

 does meet  the requirements  of the federal  law and,  as estimated  by

 EPA will reduce  CD emissions  sufficiently to allow even Denver  with

 its peculiar  high  altitude problems, to meet  the  ambient air quality

 standards  by  1987.   Having Labored  on Superfund,  I am certain you
 gentle-Ten understand  h>,>* fragile such  coalitions can  be.   Difficult

 decisions and compromises -nast  :>s mad-.'.   "JPA's decision to reconsider

 the  adequacy of  Colorado's  In^*pecr.ion and  'laintenance  proixisal  of

'1979, occurring  a.s  it did  afb^r th« Legislature was  out  of session

 and  after  contrary prior  representations,    did r.ot  i^rove state/

 federal  r^latior:;;,  nor  Ji.i  if  '^rnviJ-'  t'if> hc^al t:i I'-st  atr> sphere  for

 urnrv.'t:; ,if'i;t".!  Ji :L;!'v:  '.:';:;)•.   Y,-v<.;r Liu.'b -,s,   l!:t_-iv  is  a  p'>;itive

  less--):,  to be  learned  from it.   The Agency  mast be cooperative and

  con^i >:ent  in  its  dealings with trie states if state cooperation is to

  be r-,r:.hoofing.

      As a member of the Majority  Party Caucus, I took  a very active

  role in evaluating, on a  lino-by-line basis,  appropriations  for the

  budgets of  all de]Xtrt:nents of  state government.   The decision making

  process was especially  challenging in the  final  three years  of ny

  legislative experience;,  when  total  expenditures were limited,  by

  legislation we enacted,  to no  more than  7% above the previous year's


      The Interim  Committee  on Hazardous  Waste  (which I  chaired),

  heard   testimony  from  the   Ifealth   Department,   local  government

  officials,  interested individuals  and industry  representatives,  and

/ determined   that  no  existing  or   immediately  foreseeable  situation

  warranted continuing the state's  authority to override local siting

 Sdecisions.   We also  determined  that  it  would  not be in the best

  interest of the State  of  Colorado  to assume  primary  responsibility

i  for implementing the  Federal  !ut/>ardous  waste  program  (the Resource

  Conservation and Kecovery  A.:t);  the disadvantages  simply  outweighed'

  the advantages.  I  fully expect that a familiari_ty_ with _tiie__m.jor_and

  minor elements which make  assumption of a federal program__jar4des_irable

  will be a major asset  in  the job oLJdininistrator.

      Unquestionably, the policy-making cormunication, management, and

  budgetary skills honed  in legislative service,  and the  respect for

  and understanding  of  the-  Legislative process  will be  exceedingly

  valuable in meeting the challenges  inherent  in the  administration of

  the EPA,   These  eMj>3riijn",tjs  iikowiso  iiavp  given  :\_- a  ricn  insight


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      X** ti-v,  <™» •v^'iy  :'".,  .riant,!y,  the  role of  the  states and their


              AY  a rorj.xjra'e  '= * torney  for  Mountain  Roll,  I  served as  an

         adv<>':'it.;  and a  ; filial,, r, listening to and  coordinating  the sometimes

         div^rp-nt vine's and objtx;tives  of various departments, ascertaining

         policy wMch best served the  interests of the corporation as a whole,

         and 'if ten persuading  the various  departments to  concur.   Mountain

         Bell is  the  largest employer in  an eight-state  region, so  it was a

         continuing challenge  to mesh the  diverse interests on  any one issue

         into  a program acceptable  to  concerned  departments  in all eight

         s tates.

              As directly applicable and  iiiportant as  these exj>eriences are, 1

         *ould  not  havf  b-'tjti  able  to  absorb  so  many  of  the  necessary

         management skills,  !iad  1 not liad the experience of being a working

         mother.  Juggling the roles and responsibilities  of being a full-time

         mother and part-time attorney, legislator and politician is among the

         ultimate in management ctiallenges.

              As AdminisLrator-lJesignale,   I  recognize three  responsibilities

         of paramount importance:  the protection of public health and welfare

         through restoration, preservation,  and enhancement of the  quality of

         our environment; faithful implementation of the  intent of Congress as

         expressed  in   our  environmental  protection   statutes;    and   the

         develonnent of  ooiicies that  accommodate  the  national  objectives
         articulated by the President.   It  is  rny  expectation,  if  confirmed, to

         play an active persona!  rjle  in t!:e developxut <'f  these  policies as

         thev afr-'.c:  IIP-  ."".':  '..;:•  la'.;s  ir  administiM's.   '  "ave been  assured

        personal j v  by  President Reagan  that  this will  be  the  case.   If

        conlir;;*a,  these will be  my primary  objectives,  and  I  would expect

        the  Arv i -.- a a people  to judge my performance accordingly.

            My  ir.pleraen 'cation.  of these objectives will include  emphasis in

        the  following initatives.
            We rust recognize that  EPA is  affected today by economic, energy
        and  eMvirounHntal considerations  largely  unknown when  many  of  the

        laws wfjre passed.   The public  is  no less  committed  to environmental

        protection,  but  increasingly aware  of the  need to  balance  all of
        these interests.  EPA's  programs must reflect  this public awareness, ^hs-s cfeu tep.->  thereby  reducing  delays  and  costs   of  compliance,
      without  sacrificing either  duo  process or environmental protection.

      The  public  does not obj<;ct  to the  Ixisic  laws in place,  but it does,

      with rr/xi reason, object  to  paralyzing cielay.

           I  believe that rules and regulations issued  oy  the  Agency can

      and ,a;sr. reflect better unfierstandin^jjjjd^iaa^ideration of intermedia

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            ge can and  we must irprove  the scientific  and technical basis

 ^"•l" "•• for  the standards and  regulations  developed.    A  policy  change  to

      require peer reviov, earlier and more frequently in  the process" could

      make a trenendous difference,   I feel fortunate to have an  individual

      like Dr. John  Hernandez designated  to  be Deputy  Administrator.    He

      has  the  scientific  and  technical expertise  to  identify  other

      improvemeats that can bo made.

           We shall restore the states  to  their rigjrttijul_pj.ace as_partners

      with  the  federal^,government  in  policyraal5ing>_as__ well,.,  as  policy

      imp.lejpe.ntation.   Rather than asking states to  effectively enforce

      progra/irs in  which they have iiaci little meaningful input, we will  open

      clear lines  of  communication to the Governors, Legislatures and state

      environmental  agencies,  so  that   their  concerns  can  be   considered

      early in the regulatory  process.   My experience has given me great

      faith in tne ability '<£  the slates to function as true partners,  and

      I  believe  that  far tetter environmental protection can be achieved if

      we  will  allow  the  level  of government  closest  to  the   point  of

      control enough flexibility  to implement the  protection program  best

      suited to  the area and the people  who mast live in it.

           In  developing  and  implementing   our  national  environmental

      program,  we  must understand that  its success requires the  cormitment

      and investrnent  of the private sector, and that ultimately the cost is

      paid by each individual citv/^n.  '.Companies do  not pay  for these

      costs.  You  and I,  as ronsu'Ter.s, do.

 -^  /       -Ve caa  and usist simplify and  strj-.tiriline t;ie reg'jlatory process.
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   '  ""Rules too  corplex ^> r»-,> understood serve only to alienate  the public

       -j Me mission of FPA, and that mission is too important to be left

   solely to the rvtf.u.-ited and the  regulators.

        We have :vuk>  -..orsiderable progress  in  impix)ving the  quality of

   our  envirnament.    'fefore  leaving  office,  my  predecessor  reported

   that, at this point in  tirr.»;,  large  industrial facilities have a very

   high  r-^Tpllanre  rate  with water  pollution standards.    Factories,

   power plants, and  ot'ior najor  industries affected have a very high

   compliant rate  with  Clean  air Act  requirements.   1981  model cars

   emit  greatly  reduced  levels  of hydrocarbons,  carbon  monoxide  and

   nitrogen oxidf?s as compared with the uncontrolled  cars  of  the 1960s.

   We   liavo   made  good  progress  in   controlling  drinking   water

   contaminants,  regulating  toxic and solid waste disposal,  preserving

   natural   ecosystems,   and  controlling  pests  while  protecting  the


        Much retrains  to  be done and can  be  done,   Tie public  is  fully

   comnitted to environmental protection,  while simultaneously  a\vare of

   the  need  to  improve  our  economy  and  develop  affordable  domestic

   energy resources.   'A delicate balance must ernerge>

          belir-ve EPA rrust  tr..k'-  the lead  in  developing that  balance,

   cognisant of  its  opportunities  and  constraints,  its potential  and

   limitations,  its lu.btor:*   -msMon  and our clianging ti;-nes.   EPA must

/  be  non-ccjnf rontitional  in  its  anpruich,  leading  by  action  and

   onooiirii/t-^.-nt,    r.  assur>~  vo'j  that,   if  confirnt-d.  this  will  be  ry

   >ruidin'vT  cr*~*(lo.

        I a,m confi'K-nt  thii'  :'r ^jid^Mt  itt^agan  did  not, ask  rrie  to  serve

  becauso  of any alvtjcacy IA,sit ion 1  have  t,iken.   I  "'\ave not  mace nry

   livin;: figating  for or  i~,\.\: nst envvron^-ntal  la'.x's and  regulations.

    that pty"  education and experience  have trained  me to^J^kg^he^ inroad
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    overview nectjsgaxy.; — tiua,V^%^-a\jcurd,-aji.JLheJ^olorado_ .State Legislature

    indicated  a strong  corani tinea I  to  hearing all points  of  view  and
    forging workable  compromises; that  the nature  of my  public service
    ho,s marte rne particularly sensitive to the elements which make  Federal

    programs so annoying  and  sorr*.'times even unacceptable to the American
i'   people; and that—above all else—my  total efforts  and talents will

    be   committed   to   restoring,   preserving   and   protecting    the

    environmental  heritage that is  a  critical,  integral  part  of  the

    legacy our  children  and  grandchildren  mist  inherit if  they  are  to

    know  the  same freedoms,  and enjoy  the  same choices,  that  we have


         Mr. Chairman and members of  the Committee,  1 would like to  thank

    you and  your distinguished colleagues  for  the  many courtesies  you

    have extended, and for  this opportunity  to appear before you.

         As I stated before,  the challenge of the position is enorroous

    and intricate,  and one which,  with your  advice and  consent,  I   am

    eager to undertake.

         I will  be happy  to respond to any questions  which the members  of

    the Gjrnnittee nay have.
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