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Office of Inspector General

2012 OIG Reports

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Following is a chronological listing of all reports issued by the Office of Inspector General in 2012. Back to the OIG Reports page.

Date Title Publication Number Report Teams
Dec 4, 2012 Semiannual Report to Congress of CSB Related Activities / April 1, 2012–September 30, 2012    
Dec 3, 2012 Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendations as of September 30, 2012 13-N-0035 OCOS
Dec 3, 2012 Semiannual Report to Congress / April 1, 2012–September 30, 2012 EPA-350-R-12-003  
Nov 27, 2012

Status of Corrective Actions in Response to 2008 Report, "Framework for Developing Tribal Capacity Needed in Indian General Assistance Program"

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13-P-0057 ERP
Nov 15, 2012

Audit of EPA’s Fiscal 2012 and 2011 Consolidated Financial Statements

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13-1-0054 FA
Oct 26, 2012 Fiscal Year 2012 Federal Information Security Management Act Report Status of EPA’s Computer Security Program 13-P-0032 IRM
Oct 22, 2012 Improvements Needed in Estimating and Leveraging Cost Savings Across EPA 13-P-0028 EF
Sept 28, 2012 EPA Office of Inspector General’s Report on Reducing Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in the Small Business Innovative Research Program, as Required by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, Pub. L. 112-81 (2012)    
Sept 27, 2012

Results of Technical Network Vulnerability Assessment: EPA’s National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory

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12-P-0900 IRM
Sept 27, 2012

Improvements Needed in EPA’s Network Security Monitoring Program

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12-P-0899 IRM
Sept 27, 2012 EPA Can Improve Its Reporting of Dollars Leveraged From the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Brownfields Program 12-R-0898 C
Sept 26, 2012

EPA's Office of Environmental Information Should Improve Ariel Rios and Potomac Yard Computer Room Security Controls

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12-P-0879 IRM
Sept 25, 2012 EPA’s Review of Applications for a Water Research Grant Did Not Follow All Review Procedures and Lacked Transparency 12-P-0864 A
Sept 21, 2012

EPA’s Radiation and Indoor Environments National Laboratory Should Improve Its Computer Room Security Controls

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12-P-0847 IRM
Sept 21, 2012 Environmental Job Training Program Implemented Well, But Focus Needed on Possible Duplication With Other EPA Programs 12-P-0843 L
Sept 21, 2012

EPA Should Improve Management Practices and Security Controls for Its Network Directory Service System and Related Servers

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12-P-0836 IRM
Sept 19, 2012

EPA Could Recover More Indirect Costs Under Reimbursable Interagency Agreements

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12-P-0835 FA
Sept 12, 2012 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Visit of Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Project, City of Nappanee, Indiana 12-R-0789 FO
Sept 4, 2012 Examination of Costs Claimed Under EPA Cooperative Agreement 2A-83440701 Awarded Under the Recovery Act to Cascade Sierra Solutions, Eugene, Oregon 12-R-0749 FO
Aug 30, 2012

EPA Could Improve the SmartWay Transport Partnership Program by Implementing a Direct Data Verification Process

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12-P-0747 A
Aug 22, 2012

U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Should Improve Its Recommendations Process to Further Its Goal of Chemical Accident Prevention

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12-4-0724 CSB
Aug 22, 2012 Examination of Costs Claimed Under EPA Cooperative Agreements CB-97324701 Through CB-97324705 Awarded to Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Inc. 12-4-0720 FO
Aug 10, 2012

Results of Technical Network Vulnerability Assessment: EPA’s Region 6

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12-P-0659 IRM
July 25, 2012

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Visit of the Diversion Ditch Repair Project at the Gilt Edge Mine Superfund Site, Lawrence County, South Dakota

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12-R-0601 FO
July 25, 2012

Review of Hotline Complaint Concerning Cost and Benefit Estimates for EPA’s Lead-Based Paint Rule

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12-P-0600 L
July 19, 2012 Limited Public Comment on EPA’s Regulatory Flexibility Act Section 610 Reviews 12-P-0579 T
July 9, 2012 EPA Did Not Properly Migrate General Ledger Balances to Compass From the Integrated Financial Management System 12-P-0559 FA
June 18, 2012 EPA’s National Security Information Program Could Be Improved 12-P-0543 SPR
June 6, 2012 Fiscal Years 2011 and 2010 Financial Statements for the Pesticide Registration Fund 12-1-0522 FA
June 6, 2012 Fiscal Years 2011 and 2010 Financial Statements for the Pesticides Reregistration and Expedited Processing Fund 12-1-0521 FA
June 5, 2012 Semiannual Report to Congress October 1, 2011–March 31, 2012 EPA-350-R-12-002  
June 5, 2012 EPA Data Standards Plan Completed But Additional Steps Are Needed 12-P-0519 IRM
June 5, 2012

Results of Technical Network Vulnerability Assessment: EPA's Region 1

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12-P-0518 IRM
June 4, 2012 Analysis of Office of Inspector General Policies and Procedures Addressing CIGIE Quality Standards 12-N-0516  
May 25, 2012

EPA Inaction in Identifying Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals May Result in Unsafe Disposal

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12-P-0508 L
May 23, 2012

Costs Claimed by the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, Inc., Under EPA Grant No. X96418405

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12-4-0499 FO
May 4, 2012

Alleged Misuse of Tribal Clean Water Act Section 106 Funds in EPA Region 8

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12-P-0453 ERP
Apr 30, 2012 Compendium of Unimplemented Recommendations as of March 31, 2012 12-N-0434 OCOS
Apr 25, 2012

Office of Environmental Information Should Strengthen Controls Over Mobile Devices

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12-P-0427 ERP
Apr 19, 2012

Weaknesses in EPA’s Management of the Radiation Network System Demand Attention

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12-P-0417 EF
Apr 19, 2012  Quality Assurance Report: Assessing the Quality of the Independent Referencing Process During Fiscal Year 2011 12-N-0416  
Apr 9, 2012 Great Lakes National Program Should Improve Internal Controls to Ensure Effective Legacy Act Operations 12-P-0407 C
Apr 3, 2012 EPA Should Improve Controls for Managing Contractor-Held Property 12-P-0388 FA
Mar 30, 2012 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Visit of Wastewater Treatment Plant, Village of Itasca, Illinois 12-R-0377 FO
Mar 28, 2012

Early Warning Report: Use of Contractors to Conduct Clean Air Act Risk Management Program Inspections in Certain States Goes Against Court Decisions

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12-P-0376 A
Mar 21, 2012 Evaluation of U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board’s Compliance With the Federal Information Security Management Act (Fiscal Year 2011) 12-P-0363 IRM
Mar 21, 2012

EPA Has Implemented Corrective Actions to Improve Conditions at Asheville, North Carolina Superfund Site

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12-P-0362 L
Mar 16, 2012 EPA Superfund Contract Initiatives and Controls to Reduce Fraud, Waste, and Abuse 12-P-0360 C
Mar 9, 2012 Improvement Required to Safeguard Enforcement and Inspection Credentials 12-P-0328 SPR
Mar 8, 2012

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Site Visit of the Botanic Garden of Western Pennsylvania

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12-R-0321 FO
Mar 6, 2012 Policies Needed for Proper Use and Management of Cost-Reimbursement Contracts Based on Duncan Hunter Act 12-P-0320 C
Mar 1, 2012 U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Should Determine the Cost Effectiveness of Office of Management and Performing Improper Payment Recovery Audits 12-P-0312 EF
Mar 1, 2012

EPA Can Improve Its Improper Payments Reporting

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12-P-0311 C
Feb 15, 2012

Controls Over State Underground Storage Tank Inspection Programs in EPA Regions Generally Effective

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12-P-0289 W
Feb 6, 2012

EPA Needs to Further Improve How It Manages Its Oil Pollution Prevention Program

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12-P-0253 W
Feb 6, 2012 Stronger Management Controls Will Improve EPA Five-Year Reviews of Superfund Sites 12-P-0251 L
Feb 2, 2012

EPA Should Strengthen Records Management on Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit Notification Reviews for Surface Coal Mining

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12-P-0249 ERP
Jan 25, 2012 EPA Policy on Financing Local Reserves Needs Revision 12-P-0231 C
Jan 23, 2012

Examination of Costs Claimed Under Cooperative Agreement X7-83325501 Awarded to Kathleen S. Hill, Chiloquin, Oregon

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12-4-0224 FO
Jan 20, 2012

Region 10 Technical and Computer Room Security Vulnerabilities Increase Risk to EPA’s Network

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12-P-0220 OCOS

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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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