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Project Notification Memorandums

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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Older OIG project notification memorandums are also available.

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2018  
Date Project Notifications  Project Number
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)  
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

2017  
Date Project Notifications  Project Number
Dec 26, 2017 FY 2018 CSB Management Challenges and Internal Control Weaknesses  
Dec 18, 2017 Audits of EPA's Fiscal Year 2017 FIFRA and PRIA Financial Statements OA-FY18-0086, OA-FY18-0087
Dec 18, 2017 Audit of EPA's Fiscal Year 2017 Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Fund Financial Statements OA-FY18-0088
Dec 13, 2017 EPA's Preparedness and Response Efforts to the 2017 Hurricanes in EPA Regions 2, 4 and 6 OPE-FY18-0005
Dec 6, 2017 Audit of Information System Security Controls for EPA's Budget Systems OA-FY18-0065
Nov 30, 2017 Audit of EPA's Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training's Law Enforcement Availability Pay Reporting OA-FY18-0075
Nov 16, 2017  Abandoned Uranium Mines in the Navajo Nation  OPE-FY17-0023
Nov 16, 2017  Audit of The Chemical Safety Board's Compliance with Improper Payments Legislation  
Nov 7, 2017 Audit of City of Houston’s Use of Funds and Contracting Practices Under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program OA-FY17-0380
Nov 2, 2017  Audit of EPA's Senior Environmental Employment Program  OA-FY18-0053
Oct 25, 2017 Audit of EPA’s Fiscal Year 2017 Compliance With Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010  OA-FY18-0048
Oct 11, 2017 Audit of EPA’s Purchase Card and Convenience Check Program OA-FY18-0045 
Oct 6, 2017 Expanded Scope: Audit of EPA’s Adherence to Policies, Procedures and Oversight Controls Pertaining to the Administrator’s Travel (2nd) OA-FY17-0382
Oct 4, 2017  Controls Over EPA’s Citizen Science Efforts  OPE-FY18-0002
Oct 3, 2017  Audit of EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Program  OA-FY18-0023
Aug 28, 2017  Audit of EPA's Adherence to Policies, Procedures and Oversight Controls Pertaining to the Administrator’s Travel  OA-FY17-0382
Aug 22, 2017 Evaluation of Importers' and Manufacturers' Chemical Data Reporting Under the Toxic Substance Control Act  OPE-FY17-0025
Aug 21, 2017 Evaluation of EPA’s Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Section 18 Emergency Exemptions  OPE-FY17-0024
Aug 21, 2017  Public Notification of Drinking Water Quality OPE-FY17-0020
Aug 7, 2017  Follow-Up Review on Two EPA OIG Reports (Report Nos. 2007-P-00002 and 13-P-0221) Involving Asbestos Cleanup in Libby, Montana  OPE-FY17-0027 
Aug 1, 2017  Evaluation of Benefits and Use of Office of Research and Development's Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research  OPE-FY17-0021
July 21, 2017  EPA Oversight of Research Fellowship Programs (2nd)  OA-FY17-0156 
June 21, 2017 Evaluation of EPA's Estimation of Methane Emissions From the Oil and Natural Gas Production Sector  OPE-FY17-0017
June 19, 2017  Audit of EPA’s Contract Invoice Payment Process  OA-FY17-0256
June 5, 2017 Evaluation of EPA's Approval Process for Air Quality Dispersion Models  OPE-FY17-0016 
June 2, 2017  Evaluation of EPA's Controls Over Land Application of Sewage Sludge OPE-FY17-0019
May 25, 2017 Audit of the EPA's Compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 OA-FY17-0204
May 23, 2017  FY2017 Audit of the CSB's compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)  
May 5, 2017 Effectiveness of EPA's Oversight of State Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Programs in Achieving Emission Reductions OPE-FYI7-0018
Apr 26, 2017 Audit of EPA’s Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Statements OA-FY17-0206
Mar 31, 2017 Protecting Children’s Health from Asbestos Exposure in Schools OPE-FY17-0012
Mar 30, 2017 Review of Atlanta Combined Sewer Overflow Consent Decree OPE-FY17-0014
Mar 29, 2017 EPA’s Reporting of its Financial and Award Data in Accordance with the DATA Act OA-FY17-0185
Mar 8, 2017 Fiscal Year 2017 Risk Assessment of EPA's Travel Card Program OA-FY17-0157
Mar 6, 2017 Evaluating the Internal Controls for EPA's Vehicle Emissions Testing Program OPE-FY17-0009
Mar 6, 2017 EPA Oversight of Fellowship Programs OA-FY17-0156
Feb 15, 2017 Audit of EPA's Processes for Managing Background Investigations of Privileged Users and Taking Action to Remediate Weaknesses in Agency's Information Security Program OA-FY17-0139
Feb 9, 2017 Risk Assessment of the Chemical Safety Board's Purchase Card Usage during Fiscal Year 2016  
Feb 9, 2017 Evaluation of EPA’s Management Controls to Implement and Enforce Pesticide Worker Protection Standards OPE-FY17-0008
Feb 9, 2017 Audit of EPA’s Fiscal Year 2016 Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Fund Financial Statements OA-FY17-0146
Feb 8, 2017 Audit of EPA's Human Resources Shared Service Centers OA-FY17-0126
Feb 6, 2017 Review of an EPA and North Carolina Response to a Violation of the Asbestos National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) at the Old Davis Hospital in Statesville, North Carolina OPE-FY17-0010
Feb 2, 2017 Audit of File Server Security OA-FY17-0138
Jan 24, 2017 Audit of Region 10’s Biweekly Pay Cap Waiver Process OA-FY17-0135
Jan 18, 2017 Audit of FIFRA and PRIA Funds Management OA-FY17-0125
Jan 5, 2017 FY 2017 Update of Proposed Key Management Challenges and Internal Control Weaknesses Confronting the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board  
Jan 5, 2017 Audit of Information Technology Security for Servers Hosting Data Pursuant to the
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, and the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act
OA-FY17-0091

2016  
Date Preliminary Research and Project Notifications  Project Number
Dec 29, 2016 Preliminary Research on the Office of Air and Radiation’s Timekeeping Practices and Compliance With Regulations and Policies OA-FY17-0090
Dec 20, 2016 CIGIE Purchase Card Cross-Cutting Project OA-FY17-0088
Dec 13, 2016 Audits of EPA’s Fiscal Year 2016 FIFRA and PRIA Financial Statements OA-FY17-0087, OA-FY17-0086
Nov 10, 2016 Audit of EPA's Monitoring of Performance-Based Contracts (2nd) OA-FY16-0209
Nov 7, 2016 Audit of EPA's Fiscal Year 2016 Compliance with Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 OA-FY17-0054
Nov 4, 2016 Audit of CSB's Compliance with Improper Payments Legislation  
Oct 3, 2016 EPA's Water Sense Program at 10 Years OPE-FY17-0001
Oct 3, 2016 Audit of EPA Region 2's Oversight of Puerto Rico Assistance Agreements OA-FY17-0001
Sept 20, 2016 Cancellation of Audit on Status of Corrective Actions to Address Operational Deficiencies at the EPA’s National Center for Radiation Field Operations OA-FY16-0179
Sept 19, 2016 EPA Oversight of Delegated State Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Programs OPE-FY16-0033
Sept 7, 2016 Follow-Up Review on EPA's Human Subjects Research Policy and Guidance OPE-FY16-0030
Aug 30, 2016 Cancellation of Audit of EPA's Eliminated Programs OA-FY16-0181
Aug 29, 2016 EPA Oversight of State Monitoring and Reporting of Drinking Water Results From Public Water Systems OPE-FY16-0032
Aug 23, 2016 Assessment of EPA Telework Policies and Tools OPE-FY16-0028
Aug 18, 2016 Audit of EPA Audio Conference Lines OA-FY16-0275
Aug 12, 2016 Audit of Region 5 Sexual Harassment Policies and Practices OA-FY16-0177
Aug 11, 2016 Fieldwork Notification Letter to CSB Chairperson Vanessa Allen Sutherland OA-FY16-0230
Aug 9, 2016 Audit of EPA Contract No. EP-W-14-020 (2nd notification) OA-FY16-0124
Aug 9, 2016 Audit of EPA's Physical Control of Information Technology Property OA-FY16-0260
Aug 9, 2016 Evaluation of EPA's Use of the Chemical Safety for Sustainability Strategic Research Action Plan Products OPE-FY16-0029
Aug 1, 2016 Review of EPA's Parking Subsidy Program OA-FY16-0221
July 14, 2016 Fiscal Year 2016 Risk Assessment of EPA's Purchase Card and Convenience Check Program OA-FY16-0229
June 30, 2016 Assessing Compliance of Pesticide Registrations With Human Health and Environmental Risk Assessment Requirements OPE-FY16-0027
June 24, 2016 EPA Acquisition Planning OA-FY16-0224
June 7, 2016 Evaluation of Clean Air Act Inspector Training OPE-FY16-0026
June 2, 2016 Audit of EPA's Eliminated Programs OA-FY16-0181
June 2, 2016 EPA's Monitoring of Performance-Based Contracts OA-FY16-0209
May 27, 2016 Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission's Puget Sound Protection and Restoration Implementation cooperative agreements PA00J32201 and PA00J91201  
May 13, 2016 Audit of Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Puget Sound Protection and Restoration Implementation Grant Nos. PA00J32201 and PA00J91201 OA-FY16-0176
May 13, 2016 Congressionally Requested Audit of Improper Funding of Advocacy Campaign for Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Puget Sound Protection and Restoration Implementation Grant No. PA00J32201 OA-FY16-0178
May 9, 2016 Notification: EPA's Use of Science and Research Federal Advisory Committees to Improve Agency Performance OPE-FY16-0024
May 5, 2016 Audit on Status of Corrective Actions to Address Operational Deficiencies at the EPA's National Center for Radiation Field Operations OA-FY16-0179
April 27, 2016 Management of Brownfields Revolving Loan Funds After Cooperative Agreement Closeout OA-FY16-0155
April 22, 2016 Evaluation of EPA's Pesticide Import Inspections OPE-FY16-0025
April 7, 2016 Audit of EPA’s Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Statements OA-FY16-0136
April 5, 2016 Controls Over Results Produced by EPA Independent Laboratories OPE-FY16-0022
Mar 25, 2016 Evaluation of EPA's Management of Resistance Issues Related to Herbicide Tolerant Genetically Engineered Crops OPE-FY16-0023
Mar 14, 2016 Audit of CSB's Compliance with the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 OA-FY16-0127
Mar 14, 2016 Audit of EPA's Protection of Systems With Access to National Security or Personally Identifiable Information OA-FY16-0126
Mar 11, 2016 Follow-Up Review on OIG Report, Public May Be Making Indoor Mold Cleanup Decisions Based on EPA Tool Developed Only for Research Applications  
Mar 11, 2016 Identification of Unregulated Facilities Using Toxic Release Inventory Data OPE-FY16-0021
Mar 8, 2016 EPA's Efforts to Evaluate Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations OPE-FY16-0018
Mar 8, 2016 Evaluation of EPA Efforts to Protect Tribal Communities From Risks Related to Underground Storage Tanks OPE-FY16-0013
Mar 4, 2016 Audit of the U.S. EPA's Compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 OA-FY16-0104
Mar 1, 2016 Background Investigation Services Audit of EPA’s Fiscal Year 2015 Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Fund Financial Statements OA-FY16-0122
Feb 26, 2016 Audit of EPA Contract No. EP-W-14-020 OA-FY16-0124
Feb 23, 2016  Audit of Management Controls for Voluntary Leave Bank Program OA-FY-16-0063
Feb 10, 2016 EPA's Lean Government Initiative OA-FY16-0107
Feb 8, 2016 Audits of EPA's Fiscal Year 2015 FIFRA and PRIA Financial Statements OA-FY16-0080, OA-FY16-0079
Feb 5, 2016 Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Testing Program OPE-FY16-0001
Feb 5, 2016 Superfund Workload Allocation OPE-FY16-0015
Jan 28, 2016 EPA’s DATA Act Implementation Efforts OA-FY16-0077
Jan 21, 2016 Review of EPA Response and Oversight Regarding Drinking Water Contamination in Flint, Michigan  
Jan 21, 2016 Key Management Challenges Confronting the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board - FY2016  
Jan 13, 2016 Follow-Up Review on OIG Report No. 13-P-0167, Efficiency of EPA’s Rule Development Process Can Be Better Measured Through Improved Management and Information  
Jan 8, 2016 Review of Ambient Air Monitoring Data Changes and Gaps OPE-FY16-0009

Older OIG project notification memorandums are also available.

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