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Report Title Date Agency Response IG Comment on Response
EPA Does Not Effectively Control or Monitor Imports of Hazardous Waste
[Full Report PDF - 33pp, 1,054 KB] [At A Glance PDF - 140 KB]
Podcast: Overview with Jim Kohler (MP3 - 3.6 MBs, 5:04), Podcast Transcript
July 6, 2015    
EPA Should Update Guidance to Address the Release of Potentially Harmful Quantities of Asbestos That Can Occur Under EPA's Asbestos Demolition Standard
[Full Report PDF - 29pp, 1,205 KB] [At A Glance PDF - 333 KB]
Podcast: Overview with Michael Wilson (MP3 - 3.1 MBs, 4:29), Podcast Transcript
June 16, 2015    
EPA's Oversight of State Pesticide Inspections Needs Improvement to Better Ensure Safeguards for Workers, Public and Environment Are Enforced [Report PDF - 21pp, 734 KB] [At A Glance PDF - 237 KB] May 15, 2015    
Conditions in the U.S. Virgin Islands Warrant EPA Withdrawing Approval and Taking Over Management of Some Environmental Programs and Improving Oversight of Others
[Report PDF - 17pp, 1,170 KB] [At A Glance PDF - 422 KB]
Podcast: Report Overview with Katie Butler (MP3 - 2.8 MBs, 4:47), Podcast Transcript
April 17, 2015    
EPA Regions Have Considered Environmental Justice When Targeting Facilities for Air Toxics Inspections [Report PDF - 17pp, 996 KB] [At A Glance PDF - 137 KB]
Podcast: Reports Overview with Rich Jones (MP3 - 2.7 MBs, 4:34), Podcast Transcript
Feb 26, 2015    
Enhanced EPA Oversight Needed to Address Risks From Declining Clean Air Act Title V Revenues [Report PDF - 49pp, 1.1 MB] [At A Glance PDF - 195 KB] Oct 20, 2014    
More Action Is Needed to Protect Water Resources From Unmonitored Hazardous Chemicals, Report No. 14-P-0363 [Report PDF - 31pp, 1,098 KB] [At A Glance PDF - 173 KB] Sept 29, 2014    
EPA's Alternative Asbestos Control Method Experiments Lacked Effective Oversight and Threatened Human Health [Report PDF - 48pp, 1,284 KB] [At A Glance PDF - 243 KB] Sept 25, 2014    
EPA Has Not Implemented Adequate Management Procedures to Address Potential Fraudulent Environmental Data, Report No. 14-P-0270 [Report PDF - 22pp, 744 KB] [At a Glance PDF - 174 KB] May 29, 2014    
Chemical Import Data May Help EPA Identify Facilities That Need to File or Update Risk Management Plans [Report PDF - 8pp, 629KB] [At a Glance PDF - 132KB] April 28, 2014    
EPA Needs to Demonstrate Whether It Has Achieved the Goals It Set Under the National Petroleum Refinery Initiative [Report PDF - 46pp, 688KB] [At a Glance PDF - 44KB] April 15, 2014    
Response to Congressional Inquiry Regarding the EPA's Emergency Order to the Range Resources Gas Drilling Company [Report PDF - 36pp, 868KB] [At a Glance PDF - 45KB] December 20, 2013    
Early Warning Report: Internal Controls and Management Actions Concerning John C. Beale's Travel [Report PDF - 24pp, 339KB] [At a Glance PDF - 44KB]
Podcast: Report Overview with Vanessa Rodriguez-Moya (MP3 - 4.09 MBs, 4:28), Podcast Transcript
December 11, 2013    
Early Warning Report: Internal Controls and Management Actions Concerning John C. Beale Pay Issues [Report PDF - 29pp, 350KB] [At a Glance PDF - 45KB]
Podcast: Report Overview with John Trefry (MP3 - 3.95 MBs, 4:19), Podcast Transcript
December 11, 2013    
The EPA Should Assess the Utility of the Watch List as a Management Tool, Report No. 13-P-0435 [Report PDF - 13pp, 178KB] [At a Glance PDF - 43KB] Sept 30, 2013    
EPA Needs to Update Its Pesticide and Chemical Enforcement Penalty Policies and Practices, Report No. 13-P-0431 [Report PDF - 32pp, 359KB] [At a Glance PDF - 43KB] Sept 26, 2013    
The EPA Should Improve Monitoring of Controls in the Renewable Fuel Standard Program [Report PDF - 23pp, 479KB] [At a Glance PDF - 86KB] September 5, 2013    
Improvements Needed in EPA Training and Oversight for Risk Management Program Inspections [Report PDF - 37pp, 385KB] [At a Glance PDF - 45KB] March 21, 2013
Response to Congressional Request on EPA Enforcement, Report No. 13-P-0168 [Report PDF - 28pp, 321KB] [At a Glance PDF - 43KB] February 28, 2013
Early Warning Report: Use of Contractors to Conduct Clean Air Act Risk Management Program Inspections in Certain States Goes Against Court Decisions, Report No. 12-P-0376 [Report PDF - 5pp, 139KB] March 28, 2012
Improvement Required to Safeguard Enforcement and Inspection Credentials Report No. 12-P-0328 [Report PDF - 15pp, 171KB] [At a Glance PDF - 38KB] March 9, 2012    
Controls Over State Underground Storage Tank Inspection Programs in EPA Regions Generally Effective Report No. 12-P-0289 [Report PDF - 16pp, 253KB] [At a Glance PDF - 58KB] February 15, 2012
EPA Needs to Further Improve How It Manages Its Oil Pollution Prevention Program, Report No. 12-P-0253 [Report PDF - 55pp, 722KB] [At a Glance PDF - 38KB] February 6, 2012
EPA Must Improve Oversight of State Enforcement, Report No. 12-P-0113 [Report PDF - 79pp, 582KB] [At a Glance PDF - 38B] December 9, 2011
Reissued: 1/30/2012
Agency-Wide Application of Region 7 NPDES Program Process Improvements Could Increase EPA Efficiency, Report No. 11-P-0315 [Report PDF - 41pp, 415KB] [At a Glance PDF - 38B] July 6, 2011 PDF - 3pp, 714KB PDF - 1pp, 152KB
Region 4 Should Strengthen Oversight of Georgia's Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Program , Report No. 11-P-0274 [Report PDF - 17pp, 190KB] [At a Glance PDF - 38B] June 23, 2011 PDF - 2pp, 364KB PDF - 1pp, 181KB
ECHO Data Quality Audit - Phase 2 Results: EPA Could Achieve Data Quality Rate With Additional Improvements, Report No. 10-P-0230 [Report PDF - 24pp, 144KB] [At a Glance PDF - 39KB] September 22, 2010 PDF - 11pp, 2074KB PDF - 3pp, 43KB
EPA Should Revise Outdated or Inconsistent EPA-State Clean Water Act Memoranda of Agreement, Report No. 10-P-0224 [Report PDF - 35pp, 279KB] [At a Glance PDF - 34KB] September 14, 2010 PDF - 2pp, 272KB PDF - 4pp, 443KB
EPA Should Improve Its Oversight of Federal Agency Superfund Reviews, Report No. 10-P-0133 [Report PDF - 39pp, 213KB] [At a Glance PDF - 38KB] June 2, 2010    
EPA Needs to Improve Its Recording and Reporting of Fines and Penalties, Report No. 10-P-0077, [Report PDF - 35pp, 162KB ] [At a Glance PDF - 39KB] March 9, 2010    
EPA Needs a Coordinated Plan to Oversee Its Toxic Substances Control Act Responsibilities, Report No. 10-P-0066 [Report PDF - 31pp, 633KB] [At a Glance PDF - 41KB] February 17, 2010    
EPA Needs a Better Strategy to Identify Violations of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, Report No. 10-P-0009 [Report PDF - 29pp, 491KB] [At a Glance PDF - 94KB] October 26, 2009    
EPA Oversight and Policy for High Priority Violations of Clean Air Act Need Improvement, Report No. 10-P-0007 [Report PDF - 31pp, 290KB] [At a Glance PDF - 94KB] October 14, 2009    
Congressionally Requested Report on Comments Related to Effects of Jurisdictional Uncertainty on Clean Water Act Implementation, Report No. 09-N-0149 [Report PDF - 16pp, 153KB] April 30, 2009    
EPA Has Initiated Strategic Planning for Priority Enforcement Areas, but Key Elements Still Needed, Report No. 08-P-0278 [Report PDF - 40pp, 403KB] [At a Glance PDF - 55KB] September 25, 2008    
EPA Needs to Track Compliance with Superfund Cleanup Requirements, Report No. 08-P-0141 [Report PDF - 26pp, 531KB] [At a Glance PDF - 270KB] April 28, 2008    
Improvements in Air Toxics Emissions Data Needed to Conduct Residual Risk Assessments, Report No. 08-P-0020 [Report PDF - 72pp, 1.2MB] [At a Glance PDF - 46KB] October 31, 2007    
Assessment of EPA’s Projected Pollutant Reductions Resulting from Enforcement Actions and Settlements, Report No. 2007-B-00002 [Report PDF - 44pp, 332KB] [At a Glance PDF - 51KB] July 24, 2007    
Overcoming Obstacles to Measuring Compliance: Practices in Selected Federal Agencies, Report No. 2007-P-00027, [Report PDF - 36pp, 408KB] [At a Glance PDF - 51KB] June 20, 2007    
Better Enforcement Oversight Needed for Major Facilities with Water Discharge Permits in Long-Term Significant Noncompliance, Report No. 2007-P-00023 [Report PDF - 48pp, 655KB] [At a Glance PDF - 51KB] May 14, 2007    
EPA Can Improve Emissions Factors Development and Management, Report No. 2006-P-00017, [Report - 405KB PDF] [At a Glance - 73KB PDF] March 22, 2006    
EPA Performance Measures Do Not Effectively Track Compliance Outcomes, Report No. 2006-P-00006, [Report - 781KB, PDF, 62pp ] [At a Glance - 61KB, PDF]
[Attachment to EPA's Response - 185KB PDF, 14 pp]
December 15, 2005    
Limited Knowledge of the Universe of Regulated Entities Impedes EPA’s Ability to Demonstrate Changes in Regulatory Compliance, Report No. 2005-P-00024, [Report - 643KB PDF, 54pp] [At a Glance - 50KB PDF]
[Full Text of of EPA Comments - 283KB PDF, 24pp]
September 19, 2005    
Substantial Changes Needed in Implementation and Oversight of Title V Permits If Program Goals Are To Be Fully Realized, Report No. 2005-P-00010 [Report - 906KB PDF] [At a Glance - 132KB PDF] March 9, 2005    
Congressional Request Regarding EPA Clean Water Enforcement Actions, Report No. 2005-S-00001, [Report - 609KB PDF ] [At a Glance - 281KB PDF] October 18, 2004    
New Source Review Rule Change Harms EPA's Ability to Enforce Against Coal-fired Electric Utilities, [387KB PDF]
   - Statement of Inspector General Nikki L. Tinsley on OIG NSR Report [644KB]
September 30, 2004    
Congressional Request on Updating Fiscal 2003 EPA Enforcement Resources and Accomplishments Report, Report 2004-S-00002 [Report PDF - 24pp, 108KB] August 03, 2004    
EPA Needs to Improve Tracking of National Petroleum Refinery Compliance Program Progress and Impacts, Report No. 2004-P-00021 [441KB PDF]
   - EPA’s Detailed Comments on Official Draft Refinery Compliance Program Evaluation Report and Office of Inspector General Response [198KB PDF]
June 22, 2004    
Access Controls for Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Systems Need Improvement Report No. 2004-P-00015 [Report - 487KB PDF] April 26, 2004    
Significant Modifications Needed To Ensure Success of Fort Worth Asbestos Demolition Method, Report No. 2004-P-00002 [338KB PDF] December 19, 2003    
EPA Should Take Further Steps to Address Funding Shortfalls and Time Slippages in Permit Compliance System Modernization Effort [65KB PDF] May 20, 2003    
Water Enforcement: State Enforcement of Clean Water Act Dischargers Can Be More Effective - (2001-P-00013) [PDF - 800 KB] August 14, 2001    
Enforcement - Compliance with Enforcement Instruments - (2001-P-00006) [397KB PDF] March 29, 2001    
Appropriate Violator Classifications and Timely Initial Enforcement Actions Would Strengthen Montana's RCRA Enforcement Program - (000762-2001-P-00004) [686KB PDF] March 28, 2001    
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