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Office of Inspector General

Project Notification Memorandums

  • About: Project Notification memorandums inform EPA officials about the status of Office of Inspector General projects that may result in a full audit report.
  • Corresponding reports: Search the project number of the specific notification memo below using the Search the OIG blue button, to find any corresponding reports resulting from that research.
  • Audit or evaluation: Projects are generally considered audits unless notated otherwise with "OPE" or "evaluation" in the project number column.

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2020  
Date Project Notifications  Project Number
July 1, 2020 EPA's Strategies to Comply with Federal Guidelines for Reopening Facilities Closed Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

OA&E-FY20-0241

(evaluation) 

June 15, 2020 Survey of EPA On-Scene Coordinators and Managers Regarding COVID-19

OA&E-FY20-0240

(evaluation)

June 10, 2020 Internal Controls Established to Implement Programs and Activities Funded under the CARES Act

OA&E-FY20-0234

 (evaluation) 

May 29, 2020 EPA's Oversight of Tribal Drinking Water Systems

OA&E-FY20-0044

 (evaluation) 

May 27, 2020 EPA's Initial Implementation of CARES Act Section 3610 OA&E-FY20-0220
May 14, 2020 Evaluation of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014

OA&E-FY20-0034

(evaluation) 

May 7, 2020 Research for Future Audits and Evaluations Regarding Effects of Coronavirus Pandemic (SARS-CoV-2 Virus and COVID-19 Disease) on EPA Programs and Operations

OA&E-FY20-0212

(audits and evaluations)

May 6, 2020 Evaluation of EPA's Information Systems' Compliance with Federal System Security Plans Requirements (2nd notification)

OA&E-FY20-0176

(evaluation) 

May 5, 2020 FY 2020 EPA's Compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014

OA&E-FY20-0033

 (evaluation) 

Apr 29, 2020 Audit of EPA's Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Statements OA&E-FY20-0206
Apr 20, 2020 Purchase Card and Convenience Check Audit OA&E FY20-0178
Apr 20, 2020 Evaluation of EPA's Information Systems’ Compliance with Federal System Security Plans Requirements

OA&E-FY20-0176

(evaluation) 

Apr 3, 2020 EPA's Registration Decisions for Uses of Dicamba on Dicamba-Tolerant Cotton and Soybean

OA&E-FY20-0122

 (evaluation) 

Apr 1, 2020 EPA's Working Capital Fund Operations, Expenditures, and Rate Establishment OA&E-FY20-0035
Mar 25, 2020 Status of Clean Air Act State Implementation Plan Submittals and Approvals

OA&E-FY20-0125

 (evaluation)

Mar 23, 2020 Post-Closure Care at Hazardous Waste Units Closed with Waste in Place (2nd notification) OA&E-FY19-0323
Mar 16, 2020 EPA's Oversight of Special Local Need Registrations Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act OA&E-FY20-0123
Mar 2, 2020 EPA's Compliance with Regulations Concerning Federal Contractors with Tax Debt OA&E-FY20-0112
Feb 26, 2020 Audit of EPA's Toxic Substances Control Act Service Fee Fund Financial Statements for the Period from Inception, June 22, 2016, to September 30, 2018 OA&E-FY20-0127
Feb 19, 2020 Office of Air and Radiation's National Center for Radiation Field Operations Preparedness OA&E-FY20-0037
Feb 13, 2020 Effectiveness of EPA's External Civil Rights Compliance Office in Determining Title VI Compliance in Organizations Receiving EPA Funding (2nd notification) 

OA&E-FY19-0357

 (evaluation) 

Feb 6, 2020 Audit of EPA's Fiscal Year 2019 Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Fund Financial Statements OA&E-FY20-0115
Feb 6, 2020 Audits of EPA's Fiscal Year 2019 FIFRA and PRIA Financial Statements  OA&E-FY20-0114, OA&E-FY20-0113
Jan 28, 2020 Practices for Identifying Potential Information Technology Vulnerabilities that Could Compromise EPA Systems and Data

OA&E-FY20-0111

(evaluation) 

Jan 27, 2020 EPA's Adherence to Pesticide Registration Risk Assessment Regulations, Policies and Procedures OA&E-FY20-0095
Jan 24, 2020 Evaluation of the Information Technology Support Services Performed Under the ATTAIN Contract

OA&E-FY20-0107

(evaluation) 

Jan 17, 2020 Region 5 Processes for Investigating Potential Loss of Records

OA&E-FY20-0032

(evaluation) 

Jan 8, 2020 Evaluating EPA's Response to Findings from Audits and Inspections Related to Its National Enforcement Investigations Center OA&E-FY20-0099
2019  
Date Project Notifications  Project Number
Dec 20, 2019 Travel Card Program Audit OA&E-FY20-0097
Dec 19, 2019 Agency Use of Blanket Purchase Agreements OA&E-FY20-0096
Dec 16, 2019 Action Development Process for Rulemaking OA&E-FY20-0067
Nov 21, 2019 Follow-up Evaluation of OIG Report No.18-P-0071, EPA Has Not Reported to Congress on BEACH Act Progress as Statutorily Required or Fully Documented Budget Decisions, issued January 18, 2018

OA&E-FY20-0062

(evaluation)

Nov 14, 2019 Analysis of the Chemical Safety Board's reporting of improper payments during fiscal year 2019 OA&E-FY20-0048
Nov 12, 2019 EPA's Fiscal Year 2019 Compliance with Improper Payments Requirements OA&E-FY20-0025
Oct 31, 2019 Effectiveness of EPA's External Civil Rights Compliance Office in Determining Title VI Compliance in Organizations Receiving EPA Clean Air Act Funding

OA&E-FY19-0357

(evaluation)

Oct 30, 2019 Effectiveness of Clean Water Act to Protect from Plastic Pollution OA&E-FY19-0086
Oct 16, 2019 Evaluation of EPA's Consolidation Efforts at Three Laboratory Facilities

OA&E-FY20-0353

(evaluation)

Oct 15, 2019 EPA's Oversight of Synthetic Minor Sources OA&E-FY19-0093
Sept 23, 2019 Notification of Audit: EPA's Safer Choice Program OA&E-FY19-0324
Sept 23, 2019 Implementation of EPA's Toxic Substances Control Act Premanufacture Notice Consent Order with DuPont [Chemours]

OA&E-FY19-0348

(evaluation)

Sept 20, 2019 Superfund Site Visits – Verification of the Effectiveness of Institutional Controls

OA&E-FY19-0090

(evaluation)

Sept 5, 2019 EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Reviews OA&E-FY19-0340
Aug 29, 2019 Response to Congressional Request Over Concerns with EPA Access to Witness Testimony Prior to Hearing

OA&E-FY19-0313

(evaluation)

Aug 26, 2019 Hotline - EPA Office of Mission Support Controls for Carrying Out Its Responsibility to Develop and Coordinate an Agencywide Quality System OA&E-FY19-0329
Aug 21, 2019 EPA's Administration of the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act Program OA&E-FY19-0292
Aug 20, 2019 Post-Closure Care at Hazardous Waste Units Closed with Waste in Place OA&E-FY19-0323
Aug 15, 2019 Audit of Costs Claimed Under Tribal Grants OA&E-FY19-0314
July 25, 2019 Preliminary Research on EPA's Controls Related to Employees on Military Leave   OA&E-FY19-0286
July 1, 2019 EPA's Use of Intergovernmental Personnel Act Assignments OA&E-FY19-0271
June 26, 2019 Preliminary Research on Border 2020 Program Management Controls  OA&E-FY19-0245
June 12, 2019 Hotline Complaint—EPA Review of the PolyMet Mining Company's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit OA&E-FY19-0217
June 6, 2019 FY2019 Audit of the CSB's compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act  OA&E-FY19-0213
May 30, 2019 Analysis of EPA Enforcement Results from Fiscal Years 2006 Through 2018 OA&E-FY19-0030
May 16, 2019 Audit of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 OA&E-FY19-0208
May 1, 2019 Evaluation of Lautenberg Act Resource Planning and Management  OA&E-FY19-0127
Mar 18, 2019 Fiscal Year 2019 EPA Travel Card Risk Assessment OA&E-FY19-0131
Mar 11, 2019 Risk Assessment of EPA's Purchase Cards and Convenience Checks OA&E-FY19-0130
Feb 28, 2019 Audits of EPA's Fiscal Year 2018 FIFRA and PRIA Financial Statements OA&E-FY19-0122, OA&E-FY19-0121
Feb 26, 2019 EPA's Reporting of Its Financial and Award Data in Accordance with the DATA Act OA&E-FY19-0124
Feb 25, 2019 Impact of Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Late Reporters on EPA's Annual TRI National Analysis OA&E-FY18-0002
Feb 22, 2019 Risk Assessment of the CSB's Purchase Card Usage during Fiscal Year 2018 OA&E-FY19-0126
Feb 12, 2019 Audit of EPA's Fiscal Year 2018 Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Fund Financial Statements OA&E-FY19-0120
Feb 7, 2019 Accuracy and Reliability of ORD's Strategic Measure 21, "Research Products Meeting Customer Needs" OA&E-FY19-0084
Feb 6, 2019 Follow-Up Audit of EPA's Processes for Tracking and Reporting the Status of Role-Based Training for Contractors with Significant Information Security Responsibilities OA&E-FY19-0103
Feb 4, 2019 Communication of Human Health Risks Posed by Sites in the Office of Land and Emergency Management's Programs (2nd notification)  OA&E-FY19-0031

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2018  
Date Project Notifications  Project Number
Dec 17, 2018 EPA Actions to Address Air Toxics Emissions Through Its Residual Risk and Technology Review Program OA&E-FY19-0091
Dec 13, 2018 Crow Tribe Public Water Systems Concerns OA&E-FY19-0087
Dec 3, 2018 Response to Congressional Request on Glider Repeal Actions OA&E-FY19-0053
Nov 8, 2018 Audit of the CSB's Compliance with Improper Payments Legislation OA&E-FY19-0039
Nov 8, 2018 EPA Oversight of the States' Managed Pollinator Protection Plans OA&E-FY19-0029
Nov 7, 2018 Audit of EPA's Risk Assessment Process OA&E-FY19-0034
Nov 5, 2018 Analysis of EPA Enforcement Results from Fiscal Years 2006 Through 2018 OA&E-FY19-0030
Nov 5, 2018 Hotline Complaint — Award of Contracts EP-W-18-007 and EP-W-18-008 and Equipment Procurement under EP-W-07-024 OA&E-FY19-0035
Nov 5, 2018 Audit of EPA's Fiscal Year 2018 Compliance with Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 OA&E-FY19-0037
Oct 24, 2018 Communication of Human Health Risks Posed by Sites in the Office of Land and Emergency Management's Programs OA&E-FY19-0031
Oct 4, 2018 EPA Enforcement of Toxic Release Inventory Late Reporters OA&E-FY18-0002
Sept 18, 2018 Evaluation of the Effectiveness of EPA's Tribal Pesticide Enforcement Cooperative Agreements OA&E-FY18-0285
Sept 18, 2018 EPA's Management of Hurricane Harvey Funding OA&E-FY18-0270
Sept 18, 2018 Audit of EPA's Management of Mobile Phones OA&E-FY18-0290
Sept 18, 2018 PeoplePlus Efficiency and Effectiveness OA&E-FY18-0283
Sept 7, 2018 Audit of EPA's Superfund Task Force Creation and Operation OA&E-FY18-0291
Sept 4, 2018 Landfill Emissions OA&E-FY18-0273
Sept 4, 2018 Response to Congressional Requests on Glider Vehicle Testing OA&E-FY18-0271
Aug 30, 2018 Implementation of the EPA's Scientific Integrity Policy OA&E-FY18-0272
Aug 13, 2018 EPA's Indian Country New Source Review Program OA&E-FY18-0267
July 31, 2018 EPA's Air Monitoring Response to Hurricane Harvey OA&E-FY18-0266
July 25, 2018 Notification: Fiscal year 2018 Audit of the CSB's compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) OA&E-FY18-0195
July 2, 2018 Office of Research and Development Support of and Alignment with Regional Science Programs OA&E-FY18-0247
June 26, 2018 EPA's Interagency Agreement with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers OA&E-FY18-0200
June 15, 2018 Audit of Salary Overpayment and Debt Forgiveness Waiver (2nd notification) OA-FY18-0084
June 13, 2018 Audit of EPA's Accountability for and Oversight of Expired Assistance Agreements OA&E-FY18-0250
June 7, 2018 Review of EPA's Office of Research and Development Grants to Universities OA&E-FY18-0248
June 6, 2018 EPA’s Compliance with Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards No. 47 and Treasury Financial Manual, Part 2, Chapter 4700 OA&E-FY18-0249
May 25, 2018 Hotline Complaint - Contract Compliance for EPA Contract EP-C-16-001 OA&E-FY18-0234
May 17, 2018 EPA's Processes for Preserving Emails and Text Messages, and Responding to Freedom of Information Act Requests OA&E-FY18-0217
May 10, 2018 EPA Enforcement of Superfund Orders and Agreements OA&E-FY18-0215
May 9, 2018 Audit of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Compliance With The Federal Information Security Modernization Act OA&E-FY18-0194
May 2, 2018 Impact of EPA’s Lack of Notice of Availability of Required Training Materials on Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Implementation OA&E-FY18-0190
Apr 26, 2018 Audit of EPA's Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Statements OA&E-FY18-0189
Apr 10, 2018 Implementation of Executive Order 13771, “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs” OA&E-FY18-0177
Apr 10, 2018 Audit of the EPA's Oversight of Smokestack Emissions Testing and Reporting OA&E-FY18-0186
Mar 29, 2018 Continuous Emissions Monitoring Data Quality for Large Stationary Sources of Air Pollution OA&E-FY18-0181
Mar 28, 2018 EPA's Implementation and Enforcement of the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule OA&E-FY18-0162
Mar 9, 2018 Risk Assessment of CSB's Purchase Card Usage During Fiscal Year 2017 OA&E-FY18-0147
Mar 1, 2018 Audit of Security Controls in EPA's Incident Tracking Systems for Protecting Personally Identifiable Information OAE-FY18-0124
Feb 20, 2018 EPA's Management of Counter Terrorism and Emergency Response Equipment OAE-FY18-0109
Feb 20, 2018 EPA Contract No. EP-W-11-019 Billing Controls OAE-FY18-0110
Jan 10, 2018 Audit of EPA's Adherence to Policies, Procedures and Oversight Controls Pertaining to the Administrator's Travel (3rd notification) OA-FY17-0382
Jan 9, 2018 Evaluation of EPA's Green Chemistry Challenge Awards and Use of Data from the Award Results OPE-FY18-0003
Jan 8, 2018 Audit of Salary Overpayment and Debt Forgiveness Waiver Process OA-FY18-0084
Jan 8, 2018 Audit of Administratively Determined Positions OA-FY18-0085
Jan 8, 2018 Audit of Security Categorization for EPA Systems That Handle Hazardous Material Information OA-FY18-0089
Jan 3, 2018 Audit of EPA's Use of Split and Combined Time-Off and Monetary Awards OA-FY18-0090

Older OIG project notification memorandums are also available.

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