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  • Not Satisfactory: indicates that the program is failing to meet a substantial fraction of its goals, or if meeting them, that the achievement of milestones is significantly delayed, or that the questions being addressed are inappropriate or insufficient to meet the intended purpose. Questionable science is also a reason for rating a program as unsatisfactory for a particular long term goal. The review should be specific as to which aspects of a program’s performance have been inadequate.


EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency). 2007. Review of the Office of Research and Development’s Safe Pesticides/Safe Products (SP2) Research at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Board of Scientific Counselors, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.

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