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OIG Project Notification Memorandums Archive

Project notification memorandums inform EPA officials about the status of Office of Inspector General projects that may result in a full audit report.

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The Office of Inspector General is an independent organization that performs audits and investigations of the EPA to detect and prevent fraud, waste and abuse. Learn more

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2015  
Date Preliminary Research and Project Notifications  Project Number
Nov 19, 2015 Audit of CSB’s Purchase Cards  
Nov 17, 2015 Audit of CSB's Compliance With Improper Payment Legislation  
Nov 10, 2015 Self-Certifications and Third-Party Certifications  
Nov 4, 2015 Gold King Mine Release (2nd) OPE-FY15-0059
Nov 2, 2015 Audit of EPA Purchase Orders OA-FY15-0193
Nov 2, 2015 Audit of EPA’s Fiscal Year 2015 Compliance with Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 OA-FY16-0049
Oct 15, 2015 Lifecycle Impacts of Renewable Fuel Standard OPE-FY16-0005
Oct 14, 2015 San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund Grants OA-FY16-0024
Oct 7, 2015 Evaluation of Structural Fumigation Treatment Incidents OPE-FY16-0004
Sept 28, 2015 OHA's Labor-charging Practices and Procedures for EPA Grants  
Sept 14, 2015 Field Work on Management of Travel Cards OA-FY15-0156
Sept 11, 2015 Review of EPA’s Implementation of Benzene Fuel Content Standards OPE-FY15-0051
Sept 9, 2015 Review of Public Protections From Mercury Contamination in Fish OPE-FY15-0061
Aug 28, 2015 Evaluation of EPA’s Regional Negotiated Commitments with States for FIFRA Compliance Inspections OPE-FY15-0022
Aug 26, 2015 Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Testing Program OPE-FY16-0001
Aug 26, 2015 Fiscal Year 2015 Risk Assessment of EPA's Purchase Card and Convenience Check Programs OA-FY15-0064
Aug 17, 2015 Gold King Mine Release OPE-FY15-0059
Aug 10, 2015 Oversight of Clean Water State Revolving Loan Funds OA-FY15-0153
Aug 6, 2015 Review of Religious Compensatory Time OA-FY15-0180
July 20, 2015 Follow-up Review of EPA's Classification of National Security Information OPE-FY15-0057
July 15, 2015 Follow-Up Review on OIG Report No. 13-P-0178, Improvements Needed in EPA Training and Oversight for Risk Management Program Inspections OPE-FY15-0054
July 14, 2015 Review of Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act (BEACH Act) Grants for Beach Monitoring and Public Notification OPE-FY15-0056
July 9, 2015 Evaluation of Office of Pesticide Programs' Genetically Engineered Corn Insect Resistance Management OPE-FY15-0055
July 2, 2015 Evaluation of EPA Oversight of Disaster Debris Management OPE-FY15-0012
June 18, 2015 Methods for Procuring Supplies and Services Under Simplified Acquisition Procedures OA-FY15-0193
May 28, 2015 EPA Progress in Reducing Taxpayer Environmental Liabilities OPE-FY15-0052
May 27, 2015 Determining the EPA's Awareness and Use of STAR Grant Results OPE-FY15-0017
May 20, 2015 Audit of the EPA's Compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act OA-FY14-0135
May 15, 2015 Audit of EPA's Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Statements OA-FY-0176
May 7, 2015 Audit of EPA's Fiscal Year 2014 Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Fund Financial Statements OA-FY15-4521
Apr 20, 2015 Management of Travel Cards OA-FY15-0156
Apr 6, 2015 Oversight of Clean Water State Revolving Loan Funds OA-FY15-0153
Mar 23, 2015 Evaluation of EPA’s Regional Negotiated Commitments with States for FIFRA Compliance Inspections OPE-FY15-0022
Mar 19, 2015 Benefits to EPA Research Goals from Reimbursable Research OPE-FY15-0021
Mar 12, 2015 Review of Inspections and Evaluations of Clean Air Act Sources OPE-FY15-0015
Feb 26, 2015 Background Investigation Services OA-FY15-0029
Feb 4, 2015 Evaluation of Time-Critical Removal Actions for Superfund Sites OPE-FY15-0019
Feb 2, 2015 EPA Conferences – Maximizing Cost Efficiencies OA-FY14-0381
Jan 30, 2015 Review of EPA's Transit Subsidy Program OA-FY15-0080
Jan 21, 2015 Positioning EPA for the Digital Age: Technological Changes Require New Mindsets Toward Printing  OA-FY15-0044 
Jan 20, 2015 EPA Progress on Meeting Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Statutory Mandate for Minimum Frequency of Inspections at Hazardous Waste Disposal Facilities OPE-FY15-0018
Jan 15, 2015 (Determing How Much) EPA Benefits from STAR Grant Results  OPE-FY15-0017
Jan 13, 2015 Review of Unliquidated Obligations at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina OA-FY14-0386
Jan 13, 2015 Audit of EPA Processes for Preserving Text Messages OA-FY15-0063

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2014  
Date Preliminary Research and Project Notifications  Project Number
Dec 30, 2014 Oversight of Superfund State Contracts for Remedial Activities OA-FY15-0054
Nov 24, 2014 Evaluation of EPA Oversight of Disaster Debris Management OPE-FY15-0012
Nov 12, 2014 Preliminary Research to Evaluate the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Green Project Reserve Program OPE-FY15-0009
Nov 6, 2014 Risk Assessment of CSB's Purchase Card Usage and CSB's Compliance with The Improper Payments Legislation  
Nov 6, 2014 Preliminary Research on CSB's Governance Practices  
Nov 4, 2014 Review of EPA's Compliance With Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 During FY 2014 OA-FY15-0032
Oct 20, 2014 Working Capital Fund – Background Investigations Services OA-FY15-0029
Oct 16, 2014 Review on the Effectiveness of EPA's Environmental Education Activities  OPE-FY15-0050
Oct 15, 2014 Evaluation of EPA Policies and Responsiveness to Public Petitions on Pesticide Issues OPE-FY15-0004
Oct 14, 2014 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  
Oct 14, 2014 Review of EPA's Compliance with the Special Appropriation Act Project Management Plan OA-FY14-0182
Oct 8, 2014 Workforce Restructuring Under VERA–VSIP OPE-FY14-0049
Oct 2, 2014 Evaluation of EPA's Reported Results From the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program OPE-FY15-0052
Oct 1, 2014 Evaluation of EPA's Efforts to Correct Noncompliance at Small Drinking Water Systems With Serious Violations OPE-FY14-0047
Sept 30, 2014 Evaluation of Pollution Prevention Grant Results and Measures OPE-FY15-0051
Sept 19, 2014 EPA Conferences - Maximizing Cost Efficiencies OA-FY15-0381
Sept 19, 2014 Evaluation of EPA's Use of Other Federal Agencies, Universities and Foundations for Research OPE-FY14-0048
Aug 6, 2014 Municipal Sewer Systems—Consent Decree Progress and Challenges OPE-FY14-0045
July 22, 2014 CTS Asheville Superfund Site Update: Sampling, Monitoring, Communication and Opportunities for Cleanup Efficiencies OPE-FY14-0044
July 21, 2014 Audit of Region 7's Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team (START) Contract OA-FY14-0354
June 27, 2014 Evaluation of Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites OPE-FY14-0043
June 19, 2014 Evaluation of the Adequacy of EPA’s Oversight of State Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Programs OPE-FY14-0007
June 10, 2014 EPA Investments in Information Technology Products and Services OA-FY14-0307
June 9, 2014 Evaluate EPA's Progress Under Plan EJ 2014 OPE-FY14-0040
June 9, 2014 FY 2014 Key Management Challenges confronting the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB)  
May 22, 2014 Evaluation of Enforcement Decree Compliance for Selected Clean Air Act Sources OPE-FY14-0016
May 19, 2014 Audit of the U.S. CSB's compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)  
May 2, 2014 Review of the EPA's Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts in Bristol Bay, Alaska OPE-FY14-0039
Apr 8, 2014 Evaluation of Laboratory Equipment Utilization OPE-FY14-0024
Mar 28, 2014 Review for Grants Advanced Monitoring OA-FY14-0188
Mar 28, 2014 Review of EPA's Use of Title 42 Hiring Authority OA-FY14-0184
Mar 26, 2014 Evaluation of EPA Oversight of Hazardous Waste Imports OPE-FY14-0036
Mar 21, 2014 National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Enforcement Referrals OPE-FY14-0035
Mar 17, 2014 Risks from Post-Closure Care Expiration at Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites  OPE-FY14-0034
Mar 11, 2014 Oversight of Guam, American Samoa and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Support Grants OA-FY14-0035
Mar 10, 2014 Follow-Up Review on OIG Report No. 12-P-0508, EPA Inaction in Identifying Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals May Result in Unsafe Disposal OPE-FY14-0022
Mar 7, 2014 EPA's Efforts to Incorporate Environmental Justice Into Clean Air Act Inspections for Air Toxics OPE-FY14-0017
Feb 27, 2014 Audit of the EPA's Contractor Information Technology Systems OA-FY14-0155
Feb 11, 2014 Preliminary Research: Review of Independent Government Cost Estimates and Indirect Costs for EPA's Interagency Agreements OA-FY14-0130
Feb 10, 2014 Audit of EPA's Data Quality Review of Self-Reported Information in XACTA system OA-FY14-0078
Feb 10, 2014 Audit of the U.S. EPA's Compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) OA-FY14-0135
Feb 5, 2014 EPA's Oversight of Hydraulic Fracturing Impact on Water Resources OPE-FY 14-0018
Jan 17, 2014 Follow-Up on Significant Information Technology Security Findings and Recommendations OA-FY14-0056
Jan 15, 2014 Fieldwork for CIGIE Cloud Computing Initiative – Status of Cloud-Computing Within the Federal Government OA-FY14-0126
Jan 2, 2014 Follow-Up on OIG Report #12-P-0417 "Weaknesses in EPA's Management of the Radiation Network System Demand Attention"  OPE-FY14-0010
 
2013  
Date Preliminary Research and Project Notifications  Project Number
Dec 27, 2013 Review of Grants Awarded to Wells Band Council by EPA  
Dec 27, 2013 Review of Grants Awarded to Walker River Paiute Tribe by EPA   
Dec 19, 2013 Preliminary Research for EPA Cooperative Agreement No. 83388101 Awarded to the Association of Schools of Public Health  
Dec 19, 2013 Preliminary Research to Evaluate EPA's Use of and Adherence to Quality Management Policies in Chemical Risk Assessments OPE-FY14-0012
Nov 25, 2013 Review of EPA's Compliance With IPERIA (Act) of 2012 During Fiscal Year 2013 OA-FY14-0072
Nov 19, 2013 Evaluation of the EPA's Strategic Sourcing Initiative OA-FY14-0070
Nov 18, 2013 Fieldwork Notification Letter to CSB Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso, Ph.D. - Compliance with the IPERIA (Act) of 2012 during FY2013   
Nov 7, 2013 Preliminary Research to Evaluate the Results of EPA's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Projects OPE-FY14-0009
Nov 6, 2013 Preliminary Research on the Adequacy of EPA's Oversight of State FIFRA Programs OPE-FY14-4013
Nov 6, 2013 Preliminary Research on EPA's Design for the Environment Product Labeling Program OIG OPE-FY14-4012
Oct 30, 2013 Project Notification US Virgin Islands Environmental Program Evaluation OPE-FY14-0004, OPE-FY14-0005 and OPE-FY14-0006
Oct 30, 2013 Review of the Contract Management Assessment Program OA-FY14-0034
Sept 11, 2013 Preliminary Research on Various Administrative Areas (Reissued*)  
Aug 26, 2013 Audit of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Implementation of Do Not Pay Requirements 0A-FY13-0391
July 30, 2013 Cancellation of Assignment on Proposed Superfund Sites on the U.S. EPA's National Priorities List OPE-FY13-0018
July 19, 2013 Preliminary Research on EPA's Decision Making Process to Release Information Under the Freedom of Information Act  
July 16, 2013 Review of the Pace of State Expenditures in the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program OA-FY13-0214
June 26, 2013  Review of Puget Sound Action Agenda Grants OA-FY13-0341
June 24, 2013 Follow-Up Review of Five Deleted Superfund Sites in EPA Region 3 OPE-FY-13-0022
June 19, 2013 Evaluation of EPA's Freedom of Information Act Fee Waiver Process  
June 19, 2013 Preliminary Research of the EPA's Fleet Management OA-FY13-0333
June 6, 2013 Preliminary Research to Evaluate EPA's Response to Contamination From Historical Lead Smelters OPE-FY13-0023
June 3, 2013 Preliminary Research on the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's Management of Contracts  
June 3, 2013  Evaluation of EPA Actions to Reduce Methane Distribution Sector Leaks  
May 17, 2013 Audit of EPA's Cloud Computer Initiative OA-FY13-0095
May 16, 2013 Audit of Controls for Travel of EPA Employees OA-FY13-0249
May 15, 2013 Request from Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change OPE-FY13-0014
May 9, 2013  Audit of the U.S. EPA's Compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) OA-FY13-0280
Apr 24, 2013  Cancellation of Assignment on Appropriated Funds Not Obligated OA-FY13-0102
Apr 11, 2013  Purchase Card and Convenience Check Audit OA-FY13-0116
Apr 11, 2013  Management and Disposal of Under utilized Personal Property Stored in Warehouse Space OA-FY13-00248
Apr 10, 2013 Audit of EPA's Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Statements  
Apr 5, 2013 FY 2013 Consolidated First and Second Quarter Financial Statements Agreed-Upon Procedures  
Apr 4, 2013 Preliminary Research to Evaluate Proposed Superfund Sites on the U.S. EPA's National Priorities List OPE-FY13-0018
Mar 20, 2013  Audit of Region 6's Emergency and Rapid Response Services Contracts OA-FY13-0046
Mar 13, 2013  Preliminary Research to Evaluate Hazardous Waste Passing Through Publicly Owned Treatment Works  
Mar 13, 2013 Preliminary Research to Evaluate the U.S. EPA's Reduced-Risk Pesticide Initiative OPE-FY13-0003
Mar 11, 2013 Review of the Pace of State Expenditures in the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program OA-FY13-0214
Feb 22, 2013 Examination of Lead Remediation Grant Agreement AB-83363501  
Feb 21, 2013 Examination of California Air Resources Board Cooperative Agreement 2A-00T13801  
Feb 20, 2013 Evaluation of EPA's Response to Erroneous Laboratory Data OPE-FY12-0023
Feb 14, 2013  Project Notification Amendment, Evaluation of EPA's Oversight of Clean Air Act Title V Emissions Fees OPE-FY12-0009
Feb 12, 2013 EPA's Internal Controls over Accounts Receivables OA-FY13-0104
Jan 30, 2013 Evaluate the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone Reduction OPE-FY13-0012
Jan 24, 2013 Review of EPA's Biennial User Fees Review OA-FY13-0103
Jan 22, 2013  Review of EPA's Classified National Security Information OPE-FY-13-0009
Jan 16, 2013 Notification of Preliminary Research to Evaluate the EPA's Watch List OPE-FY13-0011
 
2012  
Date Preliminary Research and Project Notifications  Project Number
Dec 20, 2012 Review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Purchase Card and Convenience Check Program OA-FY13-0116
Dec 18, 2012 Project Notification Effectiveness of Wetlands Mitigation Guidelines OPE-FY13-0008
Dec 17, 2012 Audit of EPA's Cloud Computer Initiative OA-FY13-0095
Dec 17, 2012 Audit of EPA's Controls over Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information OA-FY13-0082
Dec 13, 2012 Audit of Certain EPA Electronic Records Management Practices OA-FY13-0113
Dec 12, 2012 Review of Hotline Complaint on Environmental Relative Moldiness Index Test OPE-FY13-0007
Nov 30, 2012  Review of STAR Grant Program OA-FY12-0606
Nov 29, 2012 Audit of EPA Customer Service Help Desks, Hotlines, and Clearinghouses OA-FY12-0570
Nov 16, 2012 Internal Controls Over Renewable Fuel Credits OA-FY13-0009
Nov 15, 2012 Review of U.S. CSB's Compliance With Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act During Fiscal Year 2012  
Nov 13, 2012 Audit of EPA's Quality Assurance Project Plans Assignment Number OA-FY13-0071 
Nov 13, 2012 Hotline Complaint – Drinking Water Treatment Plant at the Fort Belknap Indian Community OA-FY13-0076
Nov 5, 2012 Evaluation of EPA's Partnerships With International Entities  
Oct 29, 2012 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) Reviews  
Oct 29, 2012  Review of EPA's Compliance With Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 During Fiscal Year 2012  
Oct 23, 2012 Administration of Emergency and Rapid Response Services Contracts OA-FY13-0046
Oct 22, 2012 Evaluation of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Research on Human Subjects  
Oct 17, 2012 Efficiency of the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Investigation Process  
Oct 16, 2012 Follow-up Audit of Prior OIG Recommendations on EPA's Workforce Management  
Sept 27, 2012 Audit of Cooperative Agreement No. 2L-97234209  
Sept 27, 2012 Audit of Cooperative Agreement No. 2A-00E85701  
Sept 18, 2012 Audit of EPA Working Capital Fund Contract EP-W-08-034 OA-FY12-0494
Sept 17, 2012 Hotline Complaint Regarding the EPA Region 4 Environmental Justice Program OPE-FY12-0017
Sept 14, 2012 Enbridge Cleanup Hotline Complaint  
Sept 6, 2012 Audit of Cooperative Agreement No. 2S-97842001  
Aug 14, 2012  OIG Evaluation of EPA's Response to Erroneous Laboratory Data OPE-FY12-0023
July 20, 2012  National Enforcement Initiatives  
July 17, 2012 Review of Region 6's Enforcement Actions Against Range Resources  
July 17, 2012 Audit of Pre-award Activities for Multiple Award Contracts at the National Computer Center OMS-FY12-0012
July 16, 2012 Review of Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Grant Program OA-FY12-0606
July 12, 2012 Evaluation of Cherryvale, Kansas National Zinc Company site  
July 12, 2012  Audit of EPA Customer Service Help Desks, Hotlines, and Clearinghouses OA-FY12-0570
July 5, 2012  Office of Water Hotline Complaint  
June 22, 2012 Evaluation of EPA Enforcement Results  
June 20, 2012 FY 2012 Consolidated Second and Third Quarter Financial Statements Agreed-Upon Procedures  
June 5, 2012 Evaluation of EPA's Oversight of Clean Air Act (CAA) Title V Emissions Fees  
June 4, 2012 Audit of Region 5 Unliquidated Obligations OA-FY12-0306 
June 1, 2012 Hotline Complaint – Region 7 Compliance with Bid, Payment, and Performance Bond Requirements Outlined in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 28  
May 15, 2012 Efficiency of U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Investigation Process  
May 10, 2012 Audit of Superfund Remedial Action Contracts  
May 7, 2012 OIG Evaluation of EPA's Healthy School Environments Initiative OPE-FY12-0004
May 4, 2012 Preliminary Research of EPA Working Capital Fund Contracts OA-FY12-0494
May 4, 2012 Audit New Mexico Environment Department's timekeeping practices and procedures for EPA grants  
Apr 24, 2012  Audit of Cooperative Agreement No. 2S-96099601  
Apr 17, 2012 Audit of EPA's Fiscal 2012 Financial Statements  
Mar 23, 2012 Hotline Complaint Regarding Proposal of ASTM D7575 as an Alternate Method for Oil and Grease  
Mar 16, 2012  Review of EPA's Management of Selected Clean Air Advisory Committees OPE-FY12-0001
Mar 6, 2012 Office of Inspector General Project Notification  
Mar 5, 2012 Lessons Learned from Implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) OA-FY12-0360
Mar 2, 2012 Congressional Inquiry Regarding EPA's Integrated Risk Information System OPE-2012-2734
Mar 1, 2012 Notification of OIG Preliminary Research  
Mar 1, 2012 Follow-up on a Framework for Developing Tribal Capacity OA-FY12-0333
Feb 27, 2012 Evaluation of Management Controls for Alternative Asbestos Control Method Experiments OPE-FY12-0011
Feb 24, 2012 Audit of Superfund Remedial Action Contracts  
Feb 15, 2012 Assessment of the Qualifications of Environmental Protection Agency Personnel With Significant Security Responsibilities OMS-FY12-0006 
Feb 1, 2012  FY 2012 Management Challenges and Internal Control Weaknesses for the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board  
Jan 30, 2012 Audit of EPA's Implementation of the Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Regulation (CROMERR) OMS-FY12-0004
Jan 27, 2012  Technical Vulnerability Assessment of EPA's Network OMS-FY12-0001 
Jan 26, 2012  Audit of EPA's Implementation of the Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Regulation (CROMERR) OMS-FY11-0006 and OMS-FY12-0004
Jan 20, 2012 EPA Region 10 Management Controls Over Allowing Substantial Public Funds to Construct the Spokane County Wastewater Treatment Facility  
Jan 11, 2012 Initiation of Evaluation of EPA's Efforts to Safeguard the Nation's Drinking Water Supply in the Event of Attacks and Natural Disasters 2012-0006
Jan 9, 2012 Audit of Cooperative Agreement 2A-96694301  
Jan 6, 2012 OIG Evaluation of EPA's Regulatory Flexibility Act Retrospective Reviews OPE-FY11-0024
 

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