NEWS

Podcasts

Listen to our staff talk about their latest audit, evaluation and investigation reports and other initiatives. We produce these podcasts to further inform and engage the broader public about our mission. These audio podcast files are for use by the media, schools, or anyone else and may be freely broadcasted. To download an audio file: right-click on the podcast name and select the "save" option.

Podcasts Date
Assessing Historical Lead Smelter Sites - Podcast: Report Overview with Jill Trynosky (MP3 - 3.9 MBs, 5:37)
Subject Report: 14-P-0302 - PDF 32pp, 1,148 KB
Podcast Transcript
June 17, 2014
EPA's Key Management Challenges 2014 - Podcast: Overview with Deputy Inspector General Chuck Sheehan (MP3 - 6.3 MBs, 9:10)
Subject Memorandum: Full Memorandum - PDF 18pp, 3,325KB
Podcast Transcript
May 28, 2014
Protection of Human Study Subjects - Podcast: Report Overview with Renee McGhee-Lenart (MP3 - 3.9 MBs, 5:41)
Subject Report: 14-P-0154 - PDF 52pp, 1,312KB
Podcast Transcript
March 31, 2014
John C. Beale Pay Issues - Podcast: Report Overview with Vanessa Rodriguez-Moya (MP3 - 4.09 MBs, 4:28)
Subject Report: 14-P-0037 - PDF 29pp, 350KB
Podcast Transcript
Dec 11, 2013
John C. Beale Travel Issues - Podcast: Report Overview with John Trefry (MP3 - 3.95 MBs, 4:19)
Subject Report: 14-P-0036 - PDF 24pp, 339KB
Podcast Transcript
Dec 11, 2013

Podcasts on this page are in MP3 format which is compatible with most audio players.

IG Statements and Releases

The following are news releases and press statements issued by the EPA - Office of Inspector General, or other organizations that highlight the work of the OIG.

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OIG Statements and Releases Date
EPA IG Responds to Senators' May 8, 2014 Letter on EPA OIG's Hydraulic Fracturing Review
IG Statement [PDF - 15pp, 3,189KB]
July 18, 2014
EPA IG Responds to Sen Vitter's Letter Concerning the EPA OIG's Investigation of John Beale and Related Audits
IG Statement [PDF - 6pp, 1,177KB]
July 9, 2014
Nigerian Man Admits Role In Computer Hacking Scheme That Targeted Government Employees
[DOJ News Release]
June 10, 2014
Jett Industries Pays $500,000 To Settle Civil Fraud Allegations
[DOJ News Release]
May 28, 2014
EPA IG responds to Sen. Vitter's letter about audit report on agency's use of private and alias email accounts to conduct official business
OIG News Release [PDF - 5pp, 1,030KB]
April 7, 2014
Co-Owner of New Jersey Industrial Pipes Supply Company Pleads Guilty to Making False Statement in Connection with Superfund Investigation
[DOJ News Release]
April 4, 2014
EPA IG responds to memo from agency's Deputy Administrator challenging 'context' of responses to Sen. Vitter's question
OIG News Release [PDF - 4pp, 527KB]
Memo from agency's Deputy Administrator [PDF - 2pp, 600KB]
March 5, 2014
Former Project Manager Sentenced to Serve Time in Prison for Role in Bid Rigging and Other Fraudulent Schemes Involving Two EPA Superfund Sites in New Jersey
[DOJ News Release]
March 4, 2014
EPA IG responds to open letter from Sen. Vitter
OIG News Release [PDF - 9pp, 1,700KB]
February 25, 2014
Two Tampa Corporations and Four Tampa Residents Indicted in Scheme to Unlawfully Sell an Unregistered Pesticide and Obstruct Justice
[DOJ News Release]
February 12, 2014
Upstate Laboratories Sentenced to probation for 5 years and a $150,000 fine for committing mail fraud
[DOJ News Release PDF - 2pp, 71KB]
January 8, 2014
Former EPA official sentenced to 32 months in prison for defrauding government under 'CIA agent' guise
OIG News Release [PDF - 2pp, 40KB]
December 18, 2013
Former EPA Senior Policy Advisor Pleads Guilty To Theft in Scheme That Cost Government Nearly $900,000
[DOJ News Release]
September 27, 2013
Statement of Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins, Jr., on OIG report "Early Warning Report: Main EPA Headquarters Warehouse in Landover, Maryland, Requires Immediate EPA Attention"
IG Statement [PDF - 1pp, 34KB]
June 3, 2013
BP Exploration and Production Inc. Pleads Guilty, Is Sentenced to Pay Record $4 Billon for Crimes Surrounding Deepwater Horizon Incident
[DOJ News Release]
January 29, 2013
West Palm Beach Company and Owners Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Fraud in Connection with Bogus Septic Tank Products
[DOJ News Release]
October 16, 2012
Managers of West Palm Beach Septic Tank Products Sentenced for Fraud
[DOJ News Release]
Sept 13, 2012
Owner of "Clean Green Fuel" Convicted of Scheme to Violate EPA Regulations and Sell $9 Million in Fraudulent Renewable Fuel Claims
[DOJ News Release PDF - 132KB]
June 25, 2012
West Palm Beach Sellers of Unnecessary Septic Tank Products Plead Guilty to Wire Fraud
[DOJ News Release PDF - 112KB]
November 22, 2011
Federal Grand Jury Indicts David P. Preston on Wire Fraud Charges
[DOJ News Release PDF - 43KB]
October 6, 2011
Owner of Clean Green Fuel Charged in Scheme to Sell Over $9 Million in Fraudulent Renewable Fuel Credits
[DOJ News Release PDF - 2pp, 130KB]
October 3, 2011
Inspector General Statement on Greenhouse Gases Endangerment Report (Report No. 11-P-0702)
IG Statement [PDF - 1pp, 30KB]
September 28, 2011
Local Contractor Pleads Guilty To Defrauding City Of Sacramento Of Stimulus Funds
[DOJ News Release PDF - 2pp, 95KB]
September 20, 2011
Canadian National Sentenced to Serve 50 Months in Prison for Role in Fraud and Money Laundering Conspiracies Involving New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency at Superfund Site
[DOJ News Release PDF - 2pp, 38KB]
September 12, 2011
Former EPA-CID Special Agent Charged with Perjury and Obstruction of Justice
[DOJ News Release]
July 27, 2011
A Boise couple were sentenced in federal court for conspiring to defraud the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality of federal grant funds that were to be used to install diesel emission reduction equipment on Idaho school buses.
[DOJ News Release PDF - 1pp, 65KB]
June 20, 2011
New York Man Ordered to Pay Over $400,000 in Restitution and Fines for Role in Kickback Scheme at New Jersey Superfund Sites"
[DOJ News Release PDF, 30KB] [Newspaper Article]
June 1, 2011
Hayward Baker Settlement
[DOJ News Release PDF - 2pp, 103KB]
May 17, 2011
New Jersey Wastewater Treatment and Chemical Supply Company and Owner Sentence for Their Role in Fraud Conspiracy
[DOJ News Release]
April 6, 2011
Two Sacramento Men Indicted for Defrauding City of Sacramento
[DOJ News Release PDF - 2pp, 89KB]
August 4, 2010
Former Representative of Backfill Subcontractor Sentenced to 33 Months in Jail for Kickback and Fraud Scheme
[DOJ News Release PDF - 2pp, 205KB]
February 23, 2010
Former Subcontractor Representative Pleads Guilty to Indictment Involving Conspiracy at New Jersey Superfund Site
[DOJ News Release PDF - 112KB]
October 28 , 2009
Three Individuals Indicted for Roles in Conspiracy Schemes Involving Two U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund Sites in New Jersey
[DOJ News Release PDF - 125KB]
September 11, 2009
Press Release from U.S. Department of Justice, "New Jersey Electrical Services Company Employee Sentenced to 20 Months in Jail for Kickback and Fraud Scheme"
[DOJ News Release PDF, 67KB]
July 13, 2009
Canadian Executive Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Money Laundering Conspiracies Involving a New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency Superfund Site
[DOJ News Release PDF - 3pp, 55KB]
July 6, 2009
Press Release from U.S. Department of Justice, "Owner of New Jersey Landscaping Sub-Contractor Pleads Guilty to Defrauding the Environmental Protection Agency"
[DOJ News Release PDF, 124KB]
June 25 , 2009
EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG) Clarification on PEER Lawsuit
[DOJ News Release PDF, 86KB]
April 21 , 2009
N.J. Industrial Pipes Supply Company and Its Co-Owner Plead Guilty to Fraud at Two N.J. Superfund Sites
[DOJ News Release PDF - 50KB]
March 4, 2009
N.J. Electrical Company Employee Pleads Guilty to Defrauding the Environmental Protection Agency at Superfund Site
[DOJ News Release PDF - 50KB]
February 26, 2009
Heraeus Metal Processing Inc. Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Record Required by Clean Air Act and Pays $350,000 Fine
[DOJ News Release ]
January 21, 2009
Former Executive of Soil Remediation Sub-Contractor Pleads Guilty to Defrauding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
[DOJ News Release ]
December 15, 2008
Former Passamaquoddy Governor Convicted of Conspiracy, Fraud and False Statements
[DOJ News Release ]
November 21, 2008
Yuma Laboratory Director Indicted for Fraud
[DOJ News Release PDF, 28KB]
November 13, 2008
Two Virgin Islands Commissioners Sentenced In $1.4 Million Bribery and Kickback Scheme
[DOJ News Release PDF, 37KB]
August 14, 2008
Press Release from U.S. Department of Justice, "Bennett Environmental Inc. Pleads Guilty to Defrauding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency"
[DOJ News Release ]
July 31, 2008
Press Release from U.S. Department of Justice, "N.J. Wastewater Treatment Supply Company Owner and a Contracts Administrator Plead Guilty to Bid Rigging, Fraud and Tax Offenses"
[DOJ News Release ]
July 23, 2008
Press Release from United States Attorney's Office, "Parker Man Found Guilty of Defrauding Investors and U.S. Government in Connection with Fuel Additive"
[DOJ News Release ]
May 29, 2008
Press Release from United States Attorney's Office, "Operation Waterfall Recovers $1,862,264.85 for South Florida Fraud Victims."
[DOJ News Release ]
Feb. 25, 2008
Statement of Acting Inspector General Bill A. Roderick on the public disclosure of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) draft evaluation report on EPA’s Performance Track Program in Inside EPA
[Press Statement 32KB PDF]
March 15, 2007
Resignation Letter of Inspector General Nikki L. Tinsley
[News Release 32KB PDF]
Jan. 25, 2006
Inspector General's Statement on Additional Analyses of Mercury Emissions Needed Before EPA Finalizes Rules for Coal-Fired Electric Utilities
[Press Statement 33KB PDF]
Feb. 3, 2005
Inspector General's Statement on New Source Review Rule Change Harms EPA's Ability to Enforce Against Coal-fired Electric Utilities
[Press Statement 644KB PDF]
Sept. 30, 2004
Inspector General's Statement on World Trade Center Report
[Press Statement]
Aug. 22, 2003
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IG Schedule

In response to EPA's mandate to increase transparency in its operations, EPA senior manager's calendars display all meetings attended by advocates, stakeholders, elected officials and others outside the Agency. The calendars do not detail meetings or briefings that only involve EPA representatives.

IG Schedule (20 second load time)
RSS Feed of IG Schedule (20 second load time)

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OIG Congress / Media Protocols

Congressional Requests
As Congress is one of the OIG’s primary customers, we carefully consider requests submitted in writing to audit, evaluate or investigate issues within our authority or jurisdiction from any committee or member of Congress. The OIG will not begin such work without a written request. Given our limited resources, the OIG may not be able to undertake all requests received from Congress as we must give priority to our mandated work. Congressional mandates include requirements for reviews directed by statutes or committee reports. Therefore, the OIG recommends that members of Congress and committees consult with the OIG prior to submitting a request so that the OIG can best understand any factors that would affect the priority the OIG will assign to that request.

Media
The OIG's Office of Congressional and Public Affairs is the primary point of contact for all media inquiries on matters related to the OIG, which ensures that they are handled expeditiously. We understand and appreciate that reporters often work under short deadlines, so our goal is to respond to any inquiry within one business day. We will respond only to media inquiries that pertain to the OIG; inquiries that are program - or policy-oriented will be referred to the EPA's Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education.

OIG Congressional and Media Protocols (PDF, 12pp, 157KB)


For EPA OIG media inquiries, call the Office of Congressional and Public Affairs at (202) 566-2391 or contact Jennifer Kaplan, Jeffrey Lagda or Ashley Sellers-Hansen.

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