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Office of Inspector General

2014 OIG Reports

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Following is a chronological listing of all reports issued by the Office of Inspector General in 2014. Back to the OIG Reports page.

Date Title Publication Number Report Teams
Dec 23, 2014 Call Center: Contract Management Needs Improvement to Reduce the Risk of Overbilling 15-P-0042 C
Dec 8, 2014

EPA Needs Better Management of Personal Property in Warehouses

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15-P-0033 EF
Dec 5, 2014 EPA Needs to Demonstrate Public Health Benefits of Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Projects 15-P-0032 W
Nov 28, 2014 Semiannual Report to Congress / April 1, 2014 – September 30, 2014 EPA-350-R-14-002  
Nov 19, 2014

Early Warning Report: Some EPA Employees Found to Be on Paid Administrative Leave for Years

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15-N-0025 FO
Nov 17, 2014 Audit of the CSB's Fiscal Years 2014 and 2013 Financial Statements 15-1-0022 FA
Nov 17, 2014 Audit of EPA's Fiscal Years 2014 and 2013 (Restated) Consolidated Financial Statements 15-1-0021 FA
Nov 13, 2014 Fiscal Year 2014 Federal Information Security Management Act Report: Status of EPA's Computer Security Program 15-P-0020 IRM
Nov 10, 2014 Ineffective Oversight of Purchase Cards Resulted in Improper Purchases at EPA OIG 15-B-0014 C
Nov 10, 2014 No Significant Residual Contamination Found at Deleted Superfund Sites, But Security Fences Were Damaged at Some Sites 15-P-0013 A
Oct 29, 2014 Early Warning Report: Not Following Internal Controls Put Acquisitions at Risk 15-P-0007 CSB
Oct 20, 2014 Enhanced EPA Oversight Needed to Address Risks From Declining Clean Air Act Title V Revenues 15-P-0006 A
Oct 9, 2014

EPA Region 6 Mismanaged Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Funds

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15-P-0003 ERP
Oct 8, 2014 Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Plan    
Oct 6, 2014 EPA OIG Compliance With Managing Vehicles Within EPA's Fleet Management Program 15-B-0002 EF
Oct 6, 2014

EPA's Fleet Management Program Needs Improvement

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15-P-0001 EF
Sept 29, 2014 EPA Needs to Improve Its Process for Accurately Designating Land as Clean and Protective for Reuse 14-P-0364 L
Sept 29, 2014 More Action Is Needed to Protect Water Resources From Unmonitored Hazardous Chemicals 14-P-0363 L
Sept 26, 2014 Hyperspectral Imaging Can Be a Useful Evaluation Tool for Office of Inspector General Reviews Focused on Contaminated Land 14-N-0360 C
Sept 25, 2014

EPA's Alternative Asbestos Control Method Experiments Lacked Effective Oversight and Threatened Human Health

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14-P-0359 SPR
Sept 25, 2014 Quality Control Review of EPA Office of Inspector General Reports Issued in Fiscal Year 2013 14-N-0358 OCOS
Sept 17, 2014 Recipient Subawards to Fellows Did Not Comply With Federal Requirements and EPA's Involvement in Fellow Selection Process Creates the Appearance EPA Could Be Circumventing the Hiring Process 14-P-0357 FO
Sept 15, 2014 Audits on EPA Recovery Act-Funded Diesel Emission Reduction Act Assistance Agreements Reported Programmatic and Management Challenges 14-R-0355 FO
Sept 10, 2014 EPA's Risk Assessment Division Has Not Fully Adhered to Its Quality Management Plan 14-P-0350 T
Sept 9, 2014

EPA Can Help Consumers Identify Household and Other Products with Safer Chemicals by Strengthening Its "Design for the Environment" Program

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14-P-0349 T
Sept 3, 2014

Nutrient Pollution: EPA Needs to Work With States to Develop Strategies for Monitoring the Impact of State Activities on the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone

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14-P-0348 W
Sept 2, 2014

EPA Needs to Improve Contract Management Assessment Program Implementation to Mitigate Contracting Vulnerabilities

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14-P-0347 C
Aug 26, 2014 Increased Emphasis on Strategic Sourcing Can Result in Substantial Cost Savings for EPA 14-P-0338 C
Aug 15, 2014

Cloud Oversight Resulted in Unsubstantiated and Missed Opportunities for Savings, Unused and Undelivered Services, and Incomplete Policies

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14-P-0332 IRM
July 29, 2014 EPA Met or Exceeded Most Internal Climate Change Goals, But Data Quality and Records Management Procedures Need Improvement 14-P-0325 SPR
July 25, 2014

Improvements Needed in EPA Efforts to Address Methane Emissions From Natural Gas Distribution Pipelines

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14-P-0324 A
July 24, 2014 EPA Is Not Fully Aware of the Extent of Its Use of Cloud Computing Technologies 14-P-0323 IRM
July 24, 2014 Impact of EPA's Conventional Reduced Risk Pesticide Program Is Declining 14-P-0322 T
July 22, 2014

Follow-Up Report: EPA Improves Management of Its Radiation Monitoring System

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14-P-0321 SPR
July 16, 2014 No Indications of Bias Found in a Sample of Freedom of Information Act Fee Waiver Decisions But the EPA Could Improve Its Process 14-P-0319 ERP
July 16, 2014

Unliquidated Obligations Resulted in Missed Opportunities to Improve Drinking Water Infrastructure

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14-P-0318 C
July 15, 2014 EPA Should Improve Oversight and Assure the Environmental Results of Puget Sound Cooperative Agreements 14-P-0317 C
July 14, 2014

Wells Band Council Needs to Improve Its Accounting System to Comply With Federal Regulations

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14-2-0316 FO
June 17, 2014

EPA Has Made Progress in Assessing Historical Lead Smelter Sites But Needs to Strengthen Procedures

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14-P-0302 L
June 9, 2014 FY 2014 Key Management Challenges confronting the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB)   CSB
June 4, 2014

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Needs to Meet Cooperative Agreement Objectives and Davis-Bacon Act Requirements to Fully Achieve Leaking Underground Storage Tank Goals

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14-R-0278 FO
May 30, 2014 Weak Management of a Climate Change Services Contract Creates Risk EPA Did Not Receive Services for Which It Paid 14-P-0272 SPR
May 29, 2014 EPA Has Not Implemented Adequate Management Procedures to Address Potential Fraudulent Environmental Data 14-P-0270 T
May 28, 2014

EPA's Key Management Challenges 2014

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May 16, 2014 Briefing Report: Review of EPA's Process to Release Information Under the Freedom of Information Act 14-P-0262 ERP
May 9, 2014 EPA Employees Did Not Act Consistently With Agency Policy in Assisting an EPA Grantee 14-P-0247 SPR
May 2, 2014

EPA OIG Compliance With Retention Incentive Regulations and Policies

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14-B-0246 FO
May 2, 2014

EPA Compliance With Retention Incentive Regulations and Policies

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14-P-0245 FO
May 1, 2014

EPA OIG's Compliance With EPA Passport Guidance

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14-B-0244 FO
May 1, 2014 Audit of EPA Passport Controls 14-P-0243 FO
Apr 30, 2014 Semiannual Report to Congress / October 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014 EPA-350-R-14-001  
Apr 28, 2014 Chemical Import Data May Help EPA Identify Facilities That Need to File or Update Risk Management Plans 14-N-0239 A
Apr 16, 2014 EPA Needs to Clarify Its Claim of "No Net Loss" of Wetlands 14-P-0191 W
Apr 15, 2014 EPA Needs to Demonstrate Whether It Has Achieved the Goals It Set Under the National Petroleum Refinery Initiative 14-P-0184 W
Apr 10, 2014 U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Complies With the Federal Information Security Management Act (Fiscal Year 2013) 14-P-0181 IRM
Apr 10, 2014 U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Did Not Comply With the Do Not Pay Requirements for Improper Payments 14-P-0172 EF
Apr 10, 2014 EPA Needs to Continue to Improve Controls for Improper Payment Identification 14-P-0171 C
Mar 31, 2014

Improvements to EPA Policies and Guidance Could Enhance Protection of Human Study Subjects

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14-P-0154 A
Mar 31, 2014 Quick Reaction Report: EPA Oversight Needed to Ensure Beach Safety in U.S. Virgin Islands 14-P-0155 W
Mar 21, 2014 EPA Needs to Improve Management of the Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Regulation Program in Order to Strengthen Protection of Human Health and the Environment 14-P-0143 IRM
Mar 21, 2014 EPA's Information Systems and Data Are at Risk Due to Insufficient Training of Personnel With Significant Information Security Responsibilities 14-P-0142 IRM
Mar 11, 2014

Early Warning Report: National Service Center for Environmental Publications in Blue Ash, Ohio, Spent $1.5 Million to Store Excess Publications

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14-P-0132 EF
Mar 10, 2014 National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Research Foundation Needs to Comply With Certain Federal Requirements and EPA Award Conditions to Ensure the Success of Pesticide Safety Education Programs 14-P-0131 FO
Mar 6, 2014

Unless California Air Resources Board Fully Complies With Laws and Regulations, Emission Reductions and Human Health Benefits Are Unknown

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14-R-0130 FO
Mar 4, 2014 EPA Did Not Conduct Thorough Biennial User Fee Reviews 14-P-0129 FA
Mar 4, 2014

Ineffective Oversight of Purchase Cards Results in Inappropriate Purchases at EPA

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14-P-0128 C
Feb 24, 2014 Complaints Regarding Debris Management at the West, Texas, Fertilizer Plant Explosion Have Been Addressed 14-P-0123 L
Feb 24, 2014 EPA Needs to Improve Safeguards for Personally Identifiable Information 14-P-0122 IRM
Feb 6, 2014 Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Plan    
Feb 4, 2014

Internal Controls Needed to Control Costs of Emergency and Rapid Response Services Contracts, as Exemplified in Region 6

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14-P-0109 C
Feb 1, 2014 Fiscal Year 2012 Management Challenges and Internal Control Weaknesses for the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board     
Jan 9, 2014

Audit of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Cooperative Agreement 2A-00E85701 Awarded to the Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities

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14-R-0088 FO

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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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