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Office of Inspector General

2013 OIG Reports

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Following is a chronological listing of all reports issued by the Office of Inspector General in 2013. Back to the OIG Reports page.

Date Title Publication Number Report Teams
Dec 20, 2013 Response to Congressional Inquiry Regarding the EPA's Emergency Order to the Range Resources Gas Drilling Company 14-P-0044 W
Dec 17, 2013 Fiscal Years 2012 and 2011 (Restated) Financial Statements for the Pesticide Registration Fund 14-1-0042 FA
Dec 17, 2013 Fiscal Years 2012 and 2011 (Restated) Financial Statements for the Pesticides Reregistration and Expedited Processing Fund 14-1-0041 FA
Dec 16, 2013

Audit of EPA's Fiscal 2013 and 2012 Consolidated Financial Statements

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14-1-0039 FA
Dec 16, 2013 Audit of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s Fiscal Years 2013 and 2012 Financial Statements 14-1-0038 FO
Dec 11, 2013

Early Warning Report: Internal Controls and Management Actions Concerning John C. Beale's Travel 

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14-P-0037 EF
Dec 11, 2013

Early Warning Report: Internal Controls and Management Actions Concerning John C. Beale Pay Issues

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14-P-0036 FO
Nov 26, 2013 Fiscal Year 2013 Federal Information Security Management Act Report: Status of EPA's Computer Security Program 14-P-0033 IRM
Nov 19, 2013

The State of Colorado Did Not Fully Assure That Funds Intended to Treat Mining Wastes and Remove Contaminants from Water Were Effectively Spent

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14-R-0032 FO
Nov 15, 2013

EPA Does Not Adequately Follow National Security Information Classification Standards

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14-P-0017 SPR
Nov 15, 2013 Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendations as of September 30, 2013 14-N-0016 OCOS
Nov 15, 2013 Semiannual Report to Congress / April 1, 2013 – September 30, 2013 EPA-350-R-13-003  
Nov 5, 2013 Environmental Benefits Being Considered in Award of Great Lakes Grants 14-P-0004 C
Sept 30, 2013 The EPA Should Assess the Utility of the Watch List as a Management Tool 13-P-0435 W
Sept 26, 2013 Congressionally Requested Inquiry Into the EPA's Use of Private and Alias Email Accounts 13-P-0433 IRM
Sept 26, 2013

Controls and Oversight Needed to Improve Administration of EPA’s Customer Service Lines

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13-P-0432 EF
Sept 26, 2013 EPA Needs to Update Its Pesticide and Chemical Enforcement Penalty Policies and Practices 13-P-0431 T
Sept 24, 2013

Implementation Plan With Cost Sharing Methodology Needed for Region 8 Senior Environmental Employee Work on Lead Risk Reduction

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13-P-0430 ERP
Sept 23, 2013 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Visit of Yauco – La Jurada Community Distribution System, Yauco, Puerto Rico 13-R-0413 FO
Sept 16, 2013 Improved Contract Administration Needed for the Customer Technology Solutions Contract 13-P-0398 EF
Sept 11, 2013 EPA Can Better Document Resolution of Ethics and Partiality Concerns in Managing Clean Air Federal Advisory Committees 13-P-0387 A
Sept 9, 2013 EPA's International Program Office Needs Improved Strategic Planning Guidance 13-P-0386 T
Sept 5, 2013 The EPA Should Improve Monitoring of Controls in the Renewable Fuel Standard Program 13-P-0373 ERP
Sept 4, 2013 Limited Oil Spill Funding Since the Enbridge Spill Has Delayed Abandoned Oil Well Cleanups; Emergency Oil Responses Not Impacted 13-P-0370 L
Aug 30, 2013

Examination of Costs Claimed Under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Cooperative Agreement 2A-97706701 Awarded to Grace Hill Settlement House, St. Louis, Missouri

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13-R-0367 FO
Aug 30, 2013 The EPA Needs to Improve Timeliness and Documentation of Workforce and Workload Management Corrective Actions 13-P-0366 ERP
Aug 28, 2013

Quick Reaction Report: EPA Must Take Steps to Implement Requirements of Its Scientific Integrity Policy

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13-P-0364 SPR
Aug 28, 2013 Chemical Fume Hood Testing Improvements Needed to Reduce Health and Safety Risk to EPA Employees 13-P-0363 C
Aug 27, 2013 EPA Needs to Improve STAR Grant Oversight 13-P-0361 C
Aug 23, 2013 Controls Over EPA's Compass Financial System Need to Be Improved 13-P-0359 IRM
Aug 22, 2013 Public May Be Making Indoor Mold Cleanup Decisions Based on EPA Tool Developed Only for Research Applications 13-P-0356 A
Aug 22, 2013 Examination of Costs Claimed Under EPA Cooperative Agreements 2A-96104501 and 2A-96107201 Awarded Under the Recovery Act to Chelsea Collaborative Inc., Chelsea, Massachusetts 13-R-0353 FO
Aug 22, 2013 The EPA's Comments Improve the Environmental Impact Statement Process But Verification of Agreed-Upon Actions Is Needed 13-P-0352 T
Aug 22, 2013 Internal Control Lessons Learned for Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Appropriations Act Funds 13-P-0351 ERP
Aug 21, 2013 EPA Can Better Address Risks to the Security of the Nation's Drinking Water Through New Authorities, Plans, and Information 13-P-0349 W
Aug 7, 2013 Examination of Costs Claimed Under Grant AB-83363501 Awarded to Lead Remediation Association of America 13-P-0341 FO
July 31, 2013

U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Needs to Complete More Timely Investigations

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13-P-0337 EF
July 19, 2013 Projected Emission Reductions Overstated and Buy American Requirements Not Met Under EPA Award to the Tennessee Department of Transportation 13-R-0321 FO
July 11, 2013 EPA’s Handling of a Proposed Alternative Method for Measuring Oil and Grease in Wastewater Met Requirements But Controls Need to Be Strengthened 13-P-0317 A
July 2, 2013 Limitations on the EPA's Authority Under the Safe Drinking Water Act Resulted in Unaddressed Concerns at a Tribal Drinking Water Plant 13-P-0308 ERP
July 1, 2013 EPA's Key Management Challenges 2013    
July 1, 2013 Evaluation of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s Compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (Fiscal Year 2012) 13-P-0307 CSB
June 21, 2013 Review of Hotline Complaint Concerning the Region 4 Environmental Justice Small Grants Selection Process 13-P-0299 T
June 21, 2013 Improved Information Could Better Enable EPA to Manage Electronic Waste and Enforce Regulations 13-P-0298 T
June 20, 2013 Air Quality Objectives for the Baton Rouge Ozone Nonattainment Area Not Met Under EPA Agreement 2A-96694301 Awarded to the Railroad Research Foundation 13-R-0297 FO
June 18, 2013

Labor-Charging Practices at the New Mexico Environment Department

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13-4-0296 FO
June 3, 2013 Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendations as of March 31, 2013 13-N-0227 OCOS
June 3, 2013 Semiannual Report to Congress / October 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013 EPA-350-R-13-001  
May 31, 2013

Early Warning Report: Main EPA Headquarters Warehouse in Landover, Maryland, Requires Immediate EPA Attention

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13-P-0272 EF
May 30, 2013 Improved Internal Controls Needed in the Gulf of Mexico Program Office 13-P-0271 ERP
May 23, 2013 EPA Oversight Addresses Thermal Variance and Cooling Water Permit Deficiencies But Needs to Address Compliance With Public Notice Requirements 13-P-0264 W
May 13, 2013

Briefing Report: Improvements Needed in EPA’s Information Security Program

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13-P-0257
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May 8, 2013

Improvements Needed to Secure IT Assets at EPA-Owned Research Facilities

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13-P-0252 IRM
Apr 17, 2013

Better Planning, Execution and Communication Could Have Reduced the Delays in Completing a Toxicity Assessment of the Libby, Montana, Superfund Site

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13-P-0221 SPR
Apr 15, 2013 Review of Hotline Complaint on EPA’s Pre-Award Activities for Multiple Award Contracts at the National Computer Center 13-P-0220 IRM
Apr 4, 2013

Opportunities for EPA-Wide Improvements Identified During Review of a Regional Time and Materials Contract

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13-P-0209 SPR
Mar 28, 2013 EPA Should Increase Fixed-Price Contracting for Remedial Actions 13-P-0208 C
Mar 28, 2013

Review of Hotline Complaint Regarding Residential Soil Contamination in Cherryvale, Kansas

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13-P-0207 L
Mar 28, 2013

Audit of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Funded Cooperative Agreement 2S-96099601 Awarded to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

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13-R-0206 FO
Mar 27, 2013 The EPA Needs to Improve Management of Its School Environmental Health Efforts 13-P-0201 T
Mar 27, 2013 Improvements Needed in EPA’s Smartcard Program to Ensure Consistent Physical Access Procedures and Cost Reasonableness 13-P-0200 ERP
Mar 21, 2013

Improvements Needed in EPA Training and Oversight for Risk Management Program Inspections

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13-P-0178 A
Mar 12, 2013

U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Complied With Reporting Requirements of the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act

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13-P-0177 EF
Mar 11, 2013 Results and Benefits Information Is Needed to Support Impacts of EPA's Superfund Removal Program 13-P-0176 L
Mar 11, 2013 Corrective Action Plan Needed in Order to Fully Comply With the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery 13-P-0175 C
Feb 28, 2013 Response to Congressional Request on EPA Enforcement 13-P-0168 W
Feb 28, 2013 Efficiency of EPA's Rule Development Process Can Be Better Measured Through Improved Management and Information 13-P-0167 T
Feb 20, 2013 EPA Is Not Recovering All Its Costs of the Lead-Based Paint Fees Program 13-P-0163 FA
Feb 20, 2013

EPA Can Further Reduce Space in Under-Utilized Facilities

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13-P-0162 EF
Feb 20, 2013

EPA Needs to Improve Air Emissions Data for the Oil and Natural Gas Production Sector

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13-P-0161 A
Feb 15, 2013 EPA Could Improve Contingency Planning for Oil and Hazardous Substance Response 13-P-0152 ERP
Feb 13, 2013 New Procedures Aided Region 5 in Reducing Unliquidated Obligations 13-P-0145 C
Feb 1, 2013 Audit Follow-Up Process Needed for the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board 13-P-0128 EF
Jan 31, 2013 Congressionally Requested Information on EPA Utilization of Integrated Risk Information System 13-P-0127 SPR
Jan 15, 2013  Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Plan    
Jan 8, 2013 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Visit of Combined Sewer Overflow Detention Facility, City of Goshen, Indiana 13-R-0092 FO

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Report Teams

  • A - Air 
  • CSB - US Chemical Safety Board 
  • C - Contracts and Assistance Agreement Audits
  • EF - Efficiency Audits
  • FA - Financial Audits
  • FO - Forensic Audits
  • IRM - Information Resources Management Audits
  • L - Land Cleanup and Waste Management
  • OM - Office of Management
  • SPR - Special Program Reviews
  • ERP - Environmental Research Programs
  • T - Toxics, Chemical Management and Pollution Prevention 
  • W - Water

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