Office of Inspector General

OIG Reports

Following is a listing of all reports issued by the Office of Inspector General.

Congressionally Requested and Chemical Safety Board Reports

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2017 OIG Reports

Date Title Publication Number Environmental Goal Report Teams
Aug 14, 2017  Fiscal Years 2016 and 2015 Financial Statements for the Pesticide Registration Fund 17-F-0365 Financial Management  FA
Aug 14, 2017  Fiscal Years 2016 and 2015 Financial Statements for the Pesticides Reregistration and Expedited Processing Fund 17-F-0364  Financial Management FA
Aug 14, 2017  EPA’s Fiscal Years 2016 and 2015 Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Fund Financial Statements 17-F-0363 Financial Management  FA
Aug 14, 2017  Early-Outs and Buyouts Aided OIG Workforce Reduction, but Weak Management Controls Led to Misused Authority  17-P-0362  Spending Taxpayer Dollars  SPR
Aug 9, 2017  Management Alert: Concerns Over Compliance, Accountability and Consistency Identified With EPA’s Biweekly Pay Cap Waiver Process 17-P-0355 Spending Taxpayer Dollars  FO
Aug 1, 2017 

EPA’s Voluntary WaterSense Program Demonstrated Success

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17-P-0352 Protecting America's Waters W
Aug 1, 2017 

EPA Implemented Prior OIG Recommendations, but Additional Guidance Could Strengthen the Human Subjects Research Program 

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17-P-0350 Science and Research W
July 31, 2017 EPA Needs to Institutionalize Its “Lean” Program to Reap Cost and Time Benefits  17-P-0346  Spending Taxpayer Dollars  EF
July 31, 2017  EPA Lacks Processes to Validate Whether Contractors Receive Specialized Role-Based Training for Network and Data Protection 17-P-0344  Information Technology  IRM
July 31, 2017 EPA Region 5 Has Adequate Policies and Procedures for Addressing Sexual Harassment Allegations  17-P-0343 Spending Taxpayer Dollars  FO
July 27, 2017  FY 2017 U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Management Challenge   17-N-0342 U.S. Chemical Safety Board EF
July 18, 2017 EPA Is Taking Steps to Improve State Drinking Water Program Reviews and Public Water Systems Compliance Data  17-P-0326 Protecting Americas Waters  W
July 10, 2017 Fiscal Years 2015 and 2014 Financial Statements for the Pesticide Registration Fund 17-F-0315  Financial Management  FM
July 10, 2017 Fiscal Years 2015 and 2014 Financial Statements for the Pesticides Reregistration and Expedited Processing Fund 17-F-0314 Financial Management  FA
July 5, 2017  CSB Purchase Card Program at Low Risk for Unauthorized Purchases 17-P-0303 U.S. Chemical Safety Board EF
June 28, 2017 Quality Control Review of EPA OIG Reports Issued in Fiscal Year 2016 17-N-0295 EPA as a High-Performing Organization OM
June 23, 2017  EPA Should Assess Needs and Implement Management Controls to Ensure Effective Incorporation of Chemical Safety Research Products  17-P-0294 
Chemical Safety  T
June 21, 2017 EPA Can Strengthen Its Oversight of Herbicide Resistance With Better Management Controls  17-P-0278 Chemical Safety T
June 12, 2017 

Gold King Mine Release: Inspector General Response to Congressional Requests

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17-P-0250  Cleaning Up Communities  L
June 8, 2017  Improved Data and EPA Oversight Are Needed to Assure Compliance With the Standards for Benzene Content in Gasoline  17-P-0249 Air Quality A
May 30, 2017 EPA's Fiscal Years 2015 and 2014 Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Fund Financial Statements  17-F-0228 Financial Management FA
May 18, 2017 Semiannual Report to Congress: Oct 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017 EPA-350-R-17-001    
May 18, 2017 EPA's Fiscal Year 2017 Management Challenges 17-N-0219   SPR
May 10, 2017 EPA Complied With Improper Payment Legislation, but Testing Can Be Improved 17-P-0212 Financial Management C
May 8, 2017 Controls Needed to Track Changes to EPA’s Compass Financials Data 17-P-0205 Information Technology IRM
May 3, 2017

Downriver Community Conference Achieved Results and Expended Funds Under Brownfields Agreement, but Unallowable Costs Were Claimed

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17-P-0204 Cleaning Up Communities FO
Apr 26, 2017

Over $774 Million of Puerto Rico State Revolving Funds at Risk

Están en riesgo más de $774 millones en Fondos rotativos estatales de Puerto Rico

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17-P-0186 Financial Management FO
Apr 24, 2017

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Complied With Most Federal Requirements but Claimed Some Unallowable Costs

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17-P-0184 Spending Taxpayers Dollars FO
Apr 24, 2017 EPA-Funded What’s Upstream? Advocacy Campaign Did Not Violate Lobbying Prohibitions 17-P-0183 Spending Taxpayers Dollars FO
Apr 12, 2017 EPA Needs to Provide Leadership and Better Guidance to Improve Fish Advisory Risk Communications 17-P-0174 Protecting America's Waters W
Mar 23, 2017 EPA’s 2014 Early-Out and Buyout Activities Aided Workforce Restructuring Goals, and Continued Monitoring of Progress Can Show Value of Restructuring 17-P-0140 Spending Taxpayers Dollars SPR
Mar 13, 2017 EPA Has Adequate Controls to Manage Advice From Science and Research Federal Advisory Committees, but Transparency Could Be Improved 17-P-0124 Science and Research ERP
Mar 9, 2017 CSB Complied With Improper Payment Legislation Requirements for Fiscal Year 2016 17-P-0123 U.S. Chemical Safety Board EF
Mar 6, 2017

Fraud Controls for EPA’s Contract Laboratory Program Are Adequate, but Can Be Strengthened With Formal Risk Assessment and Investigative Information Sharing

17-P-0119 Science and Research ERP
Mar 6, 2017 Backlog of Leaking Underground Storage Tank Cleanups in Indian Country Has Been Reduced, but EPA Needs to Demonstrate Compliance With Requirements 17-P-0118 Cleaning Up Communities L
Feb 14, 2017 Risk for EPA’s Fiscal Year 2016 Purchase Card and Convenience Check Program Warrants an Audit 17-P-0113 Financial Management C
Feb 6, 2017 Management Alert: Certain State, Local and Tribal Data Processing Practices Could Impact Suitability of Data for 8-Hour Ozone Air Quality Determinations 17-P-0106 Air Quality A

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GAGAS and Non-GAGAS Reports

Reports from October 2016 and later marked with a P, F or A in their report number follow GAGAS, Exitofficial examination standards established by the federal government. This sign of quality ensures the integrity, objectivity and independence of our work. 

Reports marked with an N signify the limited “non-GAGAS” work that reflects back on our recent recommendations to highlight the impact of our oversight mission.

Report Type Middle Character (i.e., 17-X-001)
GAGAS-compliant reports P, F, A
Non-GAGAS-compliant reports N

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

OIG Independence of EPA

The EPA's Office of Inspector General is a part of EPA, although Congress provides our funding separate from the agency, to ensure our independence. We were created pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended Exit.

Environmental Protection Agency  |  Office of Inspector General
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OIG Hotline: 1-888-546-8740.