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Office of Inspector General

2011 OIG Reports

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Following is a chronological listing of all reports issued by the Office of Inspector General in 2011.

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Date Title Publication Number Report Teams
Dec 29, 2011 EPA Needs to Manage Nanomaterial Risks More Effectively 12-P-0162  
Dec 29, 2011 Close-Out of Hotline Complaint on Unreasonable Cost Increase to the Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements, Perkins, Oklahoma 12-X-0161 FO
Dec 28, 2011 Training Contractor Not Promptly Paid Under Purchase Order EP07H001074 12-P-0160 SPR
Dec 14, 2011

Early Warning Report: Use of Unapproved Asbestos Demolition Methods May Threaten Public Health

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12-P-0125 SPR
Dec 9, 2011

EPA Must Improve Oversight of State Enforcement

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12-P-0113 FO
Dec 8, 2011 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Visit of the Elizabeth City Well Field Expansion Project, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 12-R-0109  
Dec 5, 2011 Semiannual Report to Congress, April 1-September 30, 2011 EPA-350-R-11-036  
Dec 1, 2011 Enhanced Coordination Needed to Ensure Drinking Water State Revolving Funds Are Used to Help Communities Not Meeting Standards 12-P-0102  
Nov 22, 2011 Close-Out of Complaint on Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Incurring Inappropriate Expenses on Recovery Act Projects 12-X-0090  
Nov 21, 2011 Congressionally Requested Information on the Status and Length of Review for Appalachian Surface Mining Permit Applications 12-P-0083  
Nov 21, 2011 Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Plan    
Nov 15, 2011

Audit of EPA's Fiscal 2011 and 2010 Consolidated Financial Statements

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12-1-0073 FA
Nov 10, 2011

Agreed-Upon Procedures Applied to EPA Grants Awarded to Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, Sparks, Nevada

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12-2-0072 FO
Nov 10, 2011 EPA Should Improve Policies and Procedures to Ensure Effective DCAA Audit Report Resolution 12-P-0071  
Nov 9, 2011 Fiscal Year 2011 Federal Information Security Management Act Report: Status of EPA's Computer Security Program 12-P-0062  
Oct 31, 2011 Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendations as of September 30, 2011 12-N-0034 OCOS
Sept 30, 2011

Region 9 Technical and Computer Room Security Vulnerabilities Increase Risk to EPA’s Network

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Sept 29, 2011

EPA Should Prepare and Distribute Security Classification Guides

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Sept 27, 2011

EPA Progress on the 2007 Methamphetamine Remediation Research Act

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Sept 26, 2011

EPA Should Clarify and Strengthen Its Waste Management Oversight Role With Respect to Oil Spills of National Significance

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Sept 26, 2011

EPA's Contract Oversight and Controls Over Personal Computers Need Improvement

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Sept 26, 2011 Procedural Review of EPA's Greenhouse Gases Endangerment Finding Data Quality Processes 11-P-0702  
Sept 23, 2011 EPA Should Update Its Fees Rule to Recover More Motor Vehicle and Engine Compliance Program Costs 11-P-0701  
Sept 23, 2011

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Visit of Wastewater Treatment Plant- Phase II Improvements Project, City of Ottawa, Illinois

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Sept 23, 2011 Ageed-Upon Procedures on EPA's Fiscal Year 2011 Third Quarter Financial Statements 11-2-0699 FA
Sept 22, 2011

EPA Should Bill Superfund Oversight Costs More Timely

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Sept 21, 2011

EPA Should Improve Timeliness for Resolving Audits Under Appeal

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11-P-0687 EF
Sept 14, 2011

EPA Needs Workload Data to Better Justify Future Workforce Levels

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Sept 13, 2011

EPA Has Not Fully Implemented a National Emergency Response Equipment Tracking System

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11-P-0616 EF
Sept 9, 2011 Results of Technical Vulnerability Assessment: EPA's Directory Service System Authentication and Authorization Servers 11-P-0597  
Aug 25, 2011

Revisions Needed to National Contingency Plan Based on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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Aug 25, 2011

EPA's Gulf Coast Oil Spill Response Shows Need for Improved Documentation and Funding Practices

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Aug 24, 2011

EPA and States Should Strengthen Oversight of Clean Water State Revolving Fund Recovery Act Projects

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Aug 3, 2011 Observed Conditions at Five Deleted Superfund Sites 11-P-0433  
Aug 3, 2011 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Visit of the Tower Chemical Superfund Site, Clermont, Lake County, Florida 11-R-0431  
Aug 3, 2011

An Overall Strategy Can Improve Communication Efforts at Asbestos Superfund Site in Libby, Montana

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Aug 3, 2011 Results of Technical Network Vulnerability Assessment: EPA's National Health & Environment Effect Research Laboratory, Western Ecology Division 11-P-0429  
July 22, 2011

Office of Research and Development Should Increase Awareness of Scientific Integrity Policies

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July 21, 2011 EPA's Voluntary Chemical Evaluation Program Did Not Achieve Children's Health Protection Goals 11-P-0379  
July 19, 2011 EPA Needs to Reexamine How It Defines Payment Recapture Audit Program 11-P-0362  
July 14, 2011 Office of Research and Development Needs to Improve Its Method of Measuring Administrative Savings 11-P-0333  
July 6, 2011 Agency-Wide Application of Region 7 NPDES Program Process Improvements Could Increase EPA Efficiency 11-P-0315  
June 29, 2011 Agreed-Upon Procedures on EPA's Fiscal Year 2011 Second Quarter Financial Statements 11-2-0300 FA
June 23, 2011 EPA Has Taken Steps to Address Cyber Threats but Key Actions Remain Incomplete 11-P-0277  
June 23, 2011

Region 4 Should Strengthen Oversight of Georgia's Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Program

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June 23, 2011 EPA Actively Evaluating Effectiveness of Its BP and Enbridge Oil Spill Response Communications 11-P-0273  
June 7, 2011 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Visit of the Clifton Street Sewer Separation and Water Main Replacement Projects, Portland, Maine 11-R-0248  
May 25, 2011 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Visit of Las Marias Potable Water System Phase IIA Project, Las Marias, Puerto Rico 11-R-0241  
May 24, 2011 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Visit of Sanitary Sewer System Improvements, Ingenio Community, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico 11-R-0233  
May 23, 2011 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Visit of the La Plata Water Treatment Plant Phase II Project, Aibonito, Puerto Rico 11-R-0232  
May 16, 2011 EPA Should Reduce Unliquidated Obligations Under Expense Reimbursement Grants 11-P-0228  
May 10, 2011 EPA Needs to Strengthen Management Controls Over Its Travel Authorization Process 11-P-0223  
May 9, 2011 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Visit of the Wastewater Treatment Facility Expansion, Town of Buckeye, Arizona 11-R-0222  
May 9, 2011

Oversight of North Carolina's Renewals of Thermal Variances

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May 4, 2011 Hotline Allegations Unsubstantiated, but Region 7 Contract Administration and Award Issues Identified 11-P-0217  
May 3, 2011

EPA's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program Should Establish Management Controls to Ensure More Timely Results

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May 2, 2011 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Visit of the Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements Project, Perkins, Oklahoma 11-R-0214  
May 2, 2011 Agreed Upon Procedures on EPA's Fiscal Year 2011 First Quarter Financial Statements 11-2-0213  
Apr 29, 2011 Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendations as of March 31, 2011 11-N-0212  
Apr 12, 2011

EPA's Plan to Reduce Agency Greenhouse Gas Emissions Is on Track to Meet Executive Order 13514 Requirements

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Apr 11, 2011 EPA Faced Multiple Constraints to Targeting Recovery Act Funds 11-R-0208  
Mar 30, 2011 EPA’s Small Business Innovative Research Awards Should Include Additional Certifications to Reduce Risk 11-N-0199  
Mar 29, 2011 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Visit of Water System Improvement Project, Waleska, Georgia 11-R-0193  
Mar 29, 2011 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Visit of the Comprehensive Sewer System Rehabilitation, Subsystem PS-5, Saugus, Massachusetts 11-R-0192  
Mar 28, 2011 EPA Needs to Better Document Project Delays for Recovery Act Diesel Emission Reduction Act Grants 11-R-0179  
Mar 23, 2011

EPA Promoted the Use of Coal Ash Products With Incomplete Risk Information

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Mar 22, 2011 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Visit of the Denver Street Storage Project, City of Astoria, Oregon 11-R-0172  
Mar 21, 2011

EPA Needs an Agency-Wide Plan to Provide Tribal Solid Waste Management Capacity Assistance

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Mar 15, 2011 EPA Region 3 Reduced Unliquidated Obligations Under Water Program Assistance Agreements 11-P-0170  
Mar 14, 2011

Improvements Needed in EPA's Network Traffic Management Practices

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Mar 10, 2011 Fiscal Year 2010 and 2009 Financial Statements for the Pesticide Registration Fund 11-1-0157  
Mar 10, 2011 Fiscal Year 2010 and 2009 Financial Statements for the Pesticides Reregistration and Expedited Processing Fund 11-1-0156  
Mar 8, 2011 Evaluation of U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's Compliance With the Federal Information Security Management Act (Fiscal Year 2010) 11-P-0148  
Mar 1, 2011 EPA Should Improve Guidance and Oversight to Ensure Effective Recovery Act-Funded Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Activities 11-R-0141  
Feb 22, 2011

EPA Needs Better Agency-Wide Controls Over Staff Resources

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Feb 15, 2011 Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Did Not Take Effective Corrective Actions on Prior Audit 11-P-0115 FA
Feb 14, 2011

EPA Must Implement Controls to Ensure Proper Investigations Are Conducted at Brownfields Sites

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Feb 7, 2011

EPA Could Improve RCRAInfo Data Quality and System Development

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Feb 3, 2011 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Inspection of Sewer System Improvement Projects, City of Parma, Ohio 11-R-0083  
Feb 1, 2011 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Inspection of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Projects at the City of Long Beach, California 11-R-0082  
Jan 31, 2011 EPA Can Improve the Use of Financial Monitoring Reviews for Recovery Act Superfund Contracts 11-R-0081  
Jan 19, 2011 EPA Did Not Fully Comply With Guidance Regarding OMB Circular A-123 Unliquidated Obligation Reviews 11-1-0069  
Jan 18, 2011 EPA Should Further Connect the National Program Manager Process With Federal Guidance on Internal Control Risks 11-P-0067  
Jan 10, 2011 Congressionally Requested Inquiry Into EPA's Handling of Freedom of Information Act Requests 11-P-0063  
Jan 5, 2011

Vapor Intrusion Health Risks at Bannister Federal Complex Not a Concern for Buildings 50 and 52, Unknown for Other Buildings

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Report Teams

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

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