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California Air Resources Board (ARB) Purchase and Use of Selected Equipment and Interrelated Service Contracts with EPA Funds, and Reviewing Allegations that the ARB is Reporting Misleading Air Toxics Data 10/14/2014
Review of EPA's Compliance with the Special Appropriation Act Project Management Plan Project No. OA-FY14-0182 10/14/2014
Workforce Restructuring Under VERA–VSIP Project No. OPE-FY14-0049 10/8/2014
Evaluation of EPA's Reported Results From the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program Project No. OPE-FY15-0052 10/2/2014
Evaluation of EPA's Efforts to Correct Noncompliance at Small Drinking Water Systems With Serious Violations Project No. OPE-FY14-0047 10/1/2014
Evaluation of Pollution Prevention Grant Results and Measures Project No. OPE-FY15-0051 9/30/2014
EPA Conferences - Maximizing Cost Efficiencies 9/19/2014
Municipal Sewer Systems—Consent Decree Progress and Challenges Project No. OPE-FY14-0045 8/6/2014
CTS Asheville Superfund Site Update: Sampling, Monitoring, Communication and Opportunities for Cleanup Efficiencies 7/22/2014
Audit of Region 7's Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team (START) Contract Project No. OA-FY14-0354 7/21/2014
Evaluation of Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites Project No. OPE-FY14-0043 6/27/2014
EPA Investments in Information Technology Products and Services Project No. OA-FY14-0307 6/10/2014
Evaluate EPA's Progress Under Plan EJ 2014 Project No. OPE-FY14-0040 6/9/2014
FY 2014 Key Management Challenges confronting the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) 6/9/2014
Evaluation of Enforcement Decree Compliance for Selected Clean Air Act Sources Project No. OPE-FY14-0016 5/22/2014
Audit of the U.S. CSB's compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) 5/19/2014
Review of the EPA's Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts in Bristol Bay, Alaska Project No. OPE-FY14-0039 5/2/2014
Evaluation of Laboratory Equipment Utilization Project No. OPE-FY14-0024 4/08/2014
Review for Grants Advanced Monitoring Project No. OA-FY14-0188 3/28/2014
Review of EPA's Use of Title 42 Hiring Authority Project No. OA-FY14-0184 3/28/2014
Evaluation of EPA Oversight of Hazardous Waste Imports Project No. OPE-FY14-0036 3/26/2014
National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Enforcement Referrals Project No. OPE-FY14-0035 3/21/2014
Risks from Post-Closure Care Expiration at Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites Project No. OPE-FY14-0034 3/17/2014
Oversight of Guam, American Samoa and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Support Grants Project No. OA-FY14-0035 3/11/2014
Follow-Up Review on OIG Report No. 12-P-0508, EPA Inaction in Identifying Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals May Result in Unsafe Disposal Project No. OPE-FY14-0022 3/10/2014
EPA's Efforts to Incorporate Environmental Justice Into Clean Air Act Inspections for Air Toxics Project No. OPE-FY14-0017 3/7/2014
Audit of the EPA's Contractor Information Technology Systems Project No. OA-FY14-0155 2/27/2014
Preliminary Research: Review of Independent Government Cost Estimates and Indirect Costs for EPA's Interagency Agreements Project Number OA-FY14-0130 2/11/2014
Audit of EPA's Data Quality Review of Self-Reported Information in XACTA system Project Number OA-FY14-0078 2/10/2014
Audit of the U.S. EPA's Compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Project No. OA-FY14-0135 2/10/2014
EPA's Oversight of Hydraulic Fracturing Impact on Water Resources Project No. OPE-FY 14-0018 2/5/2014
Follow-Up on Significant Information Technology Security Findings and Recommendations Project No. OA-FY14-0056 1/17/2014
Fieldwork for CIGIE Cloud Computing Initiative – Status of Cloud-Computing Within the Federal Government Project OA-FY14-0126 1/15/2014
Follow-Up on OIG Report #12-P-0417 "Weaknesses in EPA's Management of the Radiation Network System Demand Attention" Project No. OPE-FY14-0010 1/2/2014
Review of Grants Awarded to Wells Band Council by EPA 12/27/2013
Review of Grants Awarded to Walker River Paiute Tribe by EPA 12/27/2013
Preliminary Research for EPA Cooperative Agreement No. 83388101 Awarded to the Association of Schools of Public Health 12/19/2013
Preliminary Research to Evaluate EPA's Use of and Adherence to Quality Management Policies in Chemical Risk Assessments Project No. OPE-FY14-0012 12/19/2013
Review of EPA's Compliance With IPERIA (Act) of 2012 During Fiscal Year 2013 Project Number OA-FY14-0072 11/25/2013
Fieldwork Notification Letter to CSB Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso, Ph.D. - Compliance with the IPERIA (Act) of 2012 during FY2013 11/19/2013
Evaluation of the EPA's Strategic Sourcing Initiative Project No. OA-FY14-0070 11/19/2013
Preliminary Research to Evaluate the Results of EPA's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Projects Project No. OPE-FY14-0009 11/7/2013
Preliminary Research on EPA's Design for the Environment Product Labeling Program OIG Project No. OPE-FY14-4012 11/6/2013
Project Notification US Virgin Islands Environmental Program Evaluation, IGEMS project numbers OPE-FY14-0004, OPE-FY14-0005 and OPE-FY14-0006 10/30/2013
Review of the Contract Management Assessment Program Project No. OA-FY14-0034 10/30/2013
Preliminary Research on Various Administrative Areas (Reissued*) 9/11/2013
Audit ofthe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Implementation of Do Not Pay Requirements Project No. 0A-FY13-0391 8/26/2013
Cancellation of Assignment on Proposed Superfund Sites on the U.S. EPA’s National Priorities List Project No. OPE-FY13-0018 7/30/2013
Preliminary Research on EPA’s Decision Making Process to Release Information Under the Freedom of Information Act 7/19/2013
Review of the Pace of State Expenditures in the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program Project No. OA-FY13-0214 7/16/2013
Review of Puget Sound Action Agenda Grants Project No. OA-FY13-0341 6/26/2013
Follow-Up Review of Five Deleted Superfund Sites in EPA Region 3 Project No. OPE-FY-13-0022 6/24/2013
Evaluation of EPA’s Freedom of Information Act Fee Waiver Process 6/19/2013
Preliminary Research of the EPA’s Fleet Management Project No. OA-FY13-0333 6/19/2013
Preliminary Research to Evaluate EPA’s Response to Contamination From Historical Lead Smelters 6/6/2013
Preliminary Research on the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's Management of Contracts 6/3/2013
Evaluation of EPA Actions to Reduce Methane Distribution Sector Leaks 6/3/2013
Audit of EPA’s Cloud Computer Initiative Project No. OA-FY13-0095 5/17/2013
Audit of Controls for Travel of EPA Employees Project No. OA-FY13-0249 5/16/2013
Request from Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change Project No. OPE-FY13-0014 5/15/2013
Audit of the U.S. EPA’s Compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) 5/9/2013
Cancellation of Assignment on Appropriated Funds Not Obligated Assignment No. OA-FY13-0102 4/24/2013
Purchase Card and Convenience Check Audit Project No. OA-FY13-0116 4/11/2013
Management and Disposal of Underutilized Personal Property Stored in Warehouse Space Project No. OA-FY13-00248 4/11/2013
Audit of EPA’s Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Statements 4/10/2013
FY 2013 Consolidated First and Second Quarter Financial Statements Agreed-Upon Procedures 4/5/2013
Preliminary Research to Evaluate Proposed Superfund Sites on the U.S. EPA’s National Priorities List Project No. OPE-FY13-0018 4/4/2013
Audit of Region 6’s Emergency and Rapid Response Services Contracts Project No. OA-FY13-0046 3/21/2013
Preliminary Research to Evaluate Hazardous Waste Passing Through Publicly Owned Treatment Works 3/13/2013
Preliminary Research to Evaluate the U.S. EPA’s Reduced-Risk Pesticide Initiative Project Number OPE-FY13-0003 3/13/2013
Review of the Pace of State Expenditures in the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program Project Number OA-FY13-0214 3/11/2013
Examination of Lead Remediation Grant Agreement AB-83363501 2/22/2013
Examination of California Air Resources Board Cooperative Agreement 2A-00T13801 2/21/2013
Evaluation of EPA's Response to Erroneous Laboratory Data 2/21/2013
Project Notification Amendment, Evaluation of EPA’s Oversight of Clean Air Act Title V Emissions Fees, Project No. OPE-FY12-0009 2/14/2013
EPA’s Internal Controls over Accounts Receivables Assignment Number OA-FY13-0104 2/14/2013
Evaluate the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone Reduction, Project No. OPE-FY13-0012 1/30/2013
Review of EPA’s Biennial User Fees Review Assignment No. OA-FY13-0103 1/24/2013
Review of EPA’s Classified National Security Information Project No. OPE-FY-13-0009 1/22/2013
Notification of Preliminary Research to Evaluate the EPA’s Watch List Project No. OPE-FY13-0011 1/16/2013
Review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Purchase Card and Convenience Check Program Project No. OA-FY13-0116 12/20/2012
Project Notification Effectiveness of Wetlands Mitigation Guidelines, Project No. OPE-FY13-0008 12/18/2012
Audit of EPA’s Cloud Computer Initiative Project No. OA-FY13-0095 12/17/2012
Audit of EPA's Controls over Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information Project No. OA-FY13-0082 12/17/2012
Audit of Certain EPA Electronic Records Management Practices Project No. OA-FY13-0113 12/13/2012
Review of Hotline Complaint on Environmental Relative Moldiness Index Test 12/12/2012
Review of STAR Grant Program Project No. OA-FY12-0606 11/30/2012
Audit of EPA Customer Service Help Desks, Hotlines, and Clearinghouses Project No. OA-FY12-0570 11/29/2012
Internal Controls Over Renewable Fuel Credits Assignment No. OA-FY13-0009 11/16/2012
Review of U.S. C.S.B.'s Compliance With Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act During Fiscal Year 2012 11/15/2012
Audit of EPA’s Quality Assurance Project Plans Assignment Number OA-FY13-0071 11/13/2012
Hotline Complaint – Drinking Water Treatment Plant at the Fort Belknap Indian Community Assignment No. OA-FY13-0076 11/13/2012
Evaluation of EPA's Partnerships With International Entities 11/5/2012
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) Reviews 10/29/2012
Review of EPA’s Compliance With Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 During Fiscal Year 2012 10/29/2012
Administration of Emergency and Rapid Response Services Contracts Project No. OA-FY13-0046 10/23/2012
Evaluation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Research on Human Subjects 10/22/2012
Efficiency of the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Investigation Process 10/17/2012
Follow-up Audit of Prior OIG Recommendations on EPA’s Workforce Management 10/16/2012
Audit of Cooperative Agreement No. 2L-97234209 9/27/2012
Audit of Cooperative Agreement No. 2A-00E85701 9/27/2012
Audit of EPA Working Capital Fund Contract EP-W-08-034 Project No. OA-FY12-0494 9/18/2012
Hotline Complaint Regarding the EPA Region 4 Environmental Justice Program, Project Number OPE-FY12-0017 9/17/2012
Enbridge Cleanup Hotline Complaint 9/14/2012
Audit of Cooperative Agreement No. 2S-97842001 9/6/2012
OIG Evaluation of EPA's Response to Erroneous Laboratory Data (OPE-FY12-0023) 8/14/2012
National Enforcement Initiatives 7/20/2012
Review of Region 6's Enforcement Actions Against Range Resources 7/17/2012
Review of Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Grant Program Project Number OA-FY12-0606 7/16/2012
Evaluation of Cherryvale, Kansas National Zinc Company site 7/12/2012
Audit of EPA Customer Service Help Desks, Hotlines, and Clearinghouses Project No. OA-FY12-0570 7/12/2012
Audit of Pre-award Activities for Multiple Award Contracts at the National Computer Center 7/12/2012
Office of Water Hotline Complaint 7/5/2012
Evaluation of EPA Enforcement Results 6/22/2012
FY 2012 Consolidated Second and Third Quarter Financial Statements Agreed-Upon Procedures 6/20/2012
New Assignment Notification: Title V Emissions Fees 6/5/2012
Audit of Region 5 Unliquidated Obligations Project No. OA-FY12-0306 6/4/2012
Hotline Complaint – Region 7 Compliance with Bid, Payment, and Performance Bond Requirements Outlined in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 28 6/1/2012
Efficiency of U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Investigation Process 5/15/2012
Audit of Superfund Remedial Action Contracts 5/10/2012
Project Notification Memorandum for OIG Evaluation of EPA’s Healthy School Environments Initiative (OPE-FY12-0004) 5/7/2012
Preliminary Research of EPA Working Capital Fund Contracts 5/4/2012
Audit New Mexico Environment Department's timekeeping practices and procedures for EPA grants 5/4/2012
Audit of Cooperative Agreement No. 2S-96099601 4/24/2012
Audit of EPA’s Fiscal 2012 Financial Statements 4/17/2012
Hotline Complaint Regarding Proposal of ASTM D7575 as an Alternate Method for Oil and Grease 3/23/2012
Review of EPA’s Management of Selected Clean Air Advisory Committees (Assignment No. OPE-FY12-0001) 3/16/2012
Office of Inspector General Project Notification 3/6/2012
Lessons Learned from Implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) Assignment Number OA-FY12-0360 3/5/2012
Congressional Inquiry Regarding EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System OPE-2012-2734 3/2/2012
Notification of OIG Preliminary Research 3/1/2012
Follow-up on a Framework for Developing Tribal Capacity Assignment No. OA-FY12-0333 3/1/2012
Notification Memo for Evaluation of Management Controls for Alternative Asbestos Control Method Experiments (Assignment Number OPE-FY12-0011) 2/27/2012
Audit of Superfund Remedial Action Contracts 2/24/2012
Project No. OMS-FY12-0006, Assessment of the Qualifications of Environmental Protection Agency Personnel With Significant Security Responsibilities 2/15/2012
Fiscal Year 2012 Management Challenges and Internal Control Weaknesses for the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board 2/1/2012
Audit of EPA’s Implementation of the Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Regulation (CROMERR) Project No. OMS-FY12-0004 1/30/2012
Technical Vulnerability Assessment of EPA’s Network Project No. OMS-FY12-0001 1/27/2012
Audit of EPA’s Implementation of the Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Regulation (CROMERR) Project No. OMS-FY11-0006 and OMS-FY12-0004 1/26/2012
EPA Region 10 Management Controls Over Allowing Substantial Public Funds to Construct the Spokane County Wastewater Treatment Facility 1/20/2012
Initiation of Evaluation of EPA's Efforts to Safeguard the Nation's Drinking Water Supply in the Event of Attacks and Natural Disasters Assignment No. 2012-0006 1/11/2012
Audit of Cooperative Agreement 2A-96694301 1/9/2012
Project Notification Memorandum for OIG Evaluation of EPA’s Regulatory Flexibility Act Retrospective Reviews (OPE-FY11-0024) 1/6/2012
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