Congressionally Requested Reports

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Response to Congressional Request Concerning Political Interference in Release of Documents Under the Freedom of Information Act [Full Report PDF - 13pp, 670 KB] [At A Glance PDF - 134 KB] August 20, 2015
Improvements Needed to Ensure EPA Terminates Exceptions to Biweekly Pay Limits at Completion of Emergency Response Work [Full Report PDF - 29pp, 772 KB] [At A Glance PDF - 136 KB] June 19, 2015
Time and Attendance Fraud Not Identified for Employees on Extended Absence, But Matters of Concern Brought to EPA's Attention [Report PDF - 20pp, 792 KB] [At a Glance PDF - 182 KB] June 15, 2015
EPA Met or Exceeded Most Internal Climate Change Goals, But Data Quality and Records Management Procedures Need Improvement [Report PDF - 29pp, 1,200 KB] [At a Glance PDF - 137 KB] July 29, 2014
EPA OIG Compliance With Retention Incentive Regulations and Policies [Report PDF - 20pp, 1,060KB] [At a Glance PDF - 132KB] May 2, 2014
EPA Compliance With Retention Incentive Regulations and Policies [Report PDF - 28pp, 1,244KB] [At a Glance PDF - 134KB] May 2, 2014
EPA OIG's Compliance With EPA Passport Guidance [Report PDF - 28pp, 1,111KB] [At a Glance PDF - 174KB] May 1, 2014
Audit of EPA Passport Controls [Report PDF - 37pp, 1,187KB] [At a Glance PDF - 132KB] May 1, 2014
Improvements to EPA Policies and Guidance Could Enhance Protection of Human Study Subjects
[Report PDF - 52pp, 1,312KB] [At a Glance PDF - 120KB]
Podcast: Report Overview with Renee McGhee-Lenart (MP3 - 3.9 MBs), Podcast Transcript
March 31, 2014
Response to Congressional Inquiry Regarding the EPA's Emergency Order to the Range Resources Gas Drilling Company [Report PDF - 36pp, 868KB] [At a Glance PDF - 45KB] December 20, 2013
Early Warning Report: Internal Controls and Management Actions Concerning John C. Beale's Travel [Report PDF - 24pp, 339KB] [At a Glance PDF - 44KB]
Podcast: Report Overview with Vanessa Rodriguez-Moya (MP3 - 4.09 MBs), Podcast Transcript
December 11, 2013
Early Warning Report: Internal Controls and Management Actions Concerning John C. Beale Pay Issues [Report PDF - 29pp, 350KB] [At a Glance PDF - 45KB]
Podcast: Report Overview with John Trefry (MP3 - 3.95 MBs), Podcast Transcript
December 11, 2013
Congressionally Requested Inquiry Into the EPA's Use of Private and Alias Email Accounts [Report PDF - 27pp, 313KB] [At a Glance PDF - 45KB] September 26, 2013
EPA Can Better Document Resolution of Ethics and Partiality Concerns in Managing Clean Air Federal Advisory Committees [Report PDF - 48pp, 384KB] [At a Glance PDF - 84KB] September 11, 2013
Response to Congressional Request on EPA Enforcement [Report PDF - 28pp, 321KB] [At a Glance PDF - 43KB] February 28, 2013
Congressionally Requested Information on EPA Utilization of Integrated Risk Information System [Report PDF - 21pp, 210KB] [At a Glance PDF - 44KB] February 1, 2013
EPA Needs to Further Improve How It Manages Its Oil Pollution Prevention Program, Report No. 12-P-0253 [Report PDF - 55pp, 722KB] [At a Glance PDF - 38KB] February 6, 2012
Congressionally Requested Information on the Status and Length of Review for Appalachian Surface Mining Permit Applications, Report No. 12-P-0083 [Report PDF - 64pp, 660KB] [At a Glance PDF - 111KB] November 21, 2011
Procedural Review of EPA's Greenhouse Gases Endangerment Finding Data Quality Processes, Report No. 11-P-0702 [Report PDF - 99pp, 710KB] [At a Glance PDF - 36KB] [ Inspector General Statement on Greenhouse Gases Endangerment Report]
[Interview of Assistant Inspector General Wade Najjum on Greenhouse Gases Report by Federal News Radio, October 5, 2011]
September 26, 2011
An Overall Strategy Can Improve Communication Efforts at Asbestoes Superfund Site in Libby, Montana, Report No. 11-P-0430 [Report PDF - 32pp, 247KB] [At a Glance PDF - 38KB] August 3, 2011
Congressionally Requested Inquiry Into EPA's Handling of Freedom of Information Act Requests, Report No. 11-P-0063 [Report PDF - 12pp, 88KB] [At a Glance PDF - 32KB] January 10, 2011
Response to Congressional Request on Signage Requirements for Projects Funded by the Recovery Act, Report No. 10-X-0175 [Report PDF - 8pp, 147KB] August 2, 2010
Response to Congressional Inquiry Concerning EPA's Conduct Related to Draft/Proposed Legislative Amendments, Report No. 10-N-0148 [Report PDF - 9pp, 87KB] June 21, 2010
EPA Activities Provide Limited Assurance of the Extent of Contamination and Risk at a North Carolina Hazardous Waste Site, Report No. 10-P-0130 [Report PDF - 45pp, 399KB] [At a Glance PDF - 46KB] May 17, 2010
Congressionally Requested Inquiry into EPA's Response to a Report of a Leaking Well in North Carolina and the National Response Center Hotline, Report No. 10-P-0027 [Report PDF - 15pp, 124KB] [At a Glance PDF - 40KB] November 10, 2009
EPA's Unliquidated Obligations for Grants, Report No. 09-N-0150 [Report PDF - 11pp, 522KB] May 1, 2009
Congressionally Requested Report on Comments Related to Effects of Jurisdictional Uncertainty on Clean Water Act Implementation, Report No. 09-N-0149 [Report PDF - 16pp, 153KB] April 30, 2009
Congressionally Requested Report on EPA Staffing Levels and Total Costs for EPA Facilities, Report No. 09-P-0080 [Report PDF - 33pp, 916KB] January 14, 2009
EPA's California Waiver Decision on Greenhouse Gas Automobile Emissions Met Statutory Procedural Requirements, Report No. 09-P-0056 [Report PDF - 5pp, 79KB] December 9, 2008
Response to Congressional Inquiry Concerning EPA's Preparation and Provision of Information Regarding California Waiver Decision, Report No. 09-P-0043 [Report PDF - 9pp, 99KB] November 26, 2008
Congressionally Requested Report on Office of Inspector General Unimplemented Recommendations, Report No. 08-P-0123 [Report PDF - 62pp, 355KB ] March 31, 2008
Despite Progress, EPA Needs to Improve Oversight of Wastewater Upgrades in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Report No. 08-P-0049 [Report PDF - 39pp, 477KB ] [At a Glance PDF - 51KB] January 8, 2008
Limited Investigation Led to Missed Contamination at Ringwood Superfund Site, Report No. 2007-P-00039 [Report PDF - 23pp, 429KB] [At a Glance PDF - 52KB] September 25, 2007
Development Growth Outpacing Progress in Watershed Efforts to Restore the Chesapeake Bay, Report No. 2007-P-00031 [Report PDF - 36pp, 1MB] [At a Glance PDF - 63KB] September 10, 2007
Number of and Cost to Award and Manage EPA Earmark Grants, and the Grants’ Impact on the Agency’s Mission, Report No. 2007-P-00024 [Report PDF - 21pp, 362KB] [At a Glance PDF - 59KB] May 22, 2007
Environmental Justice Concerns and Communication Problems Complicated Cleaning Up Ringwood Mines/Landfill Site, Report No. 2007-P-00016 [Report PDF - 32pp, 451KB ] [At a Glance PDF - 60KB] April 2, 2007
EPA Relying on Existing Clean Air Act Regulations to Reduce Atmospheric Deposition to the Chesapeake Bay and its Watershed, Report 2007-P-00009 [Report PDF - 23pp, 403KB] [At a Glance - 52KB] February 28, 2007
EPA Needs to Plan and Complete a Toxicity Assessment for the Libby Asbestos Cleanup, Report No. 2007-P-00002 [Report PDF - 12pp, 133KB] [At a Glance PDF - 62KB] December 5, 2006
Examination of Financial Management Practices of the National Rural Water Association, Duncan, Oklahoma, Report No. 2007-4-00027 [Report PDF - 47pp, 480KB] [At a Glance PDF - 60KB] November 30, 2006
Saving the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Requires Better Coordination of Environmental and Agricultural Resources, Report No. 2007-P-00004 [Report PDF - 69pp, 1.8MB] [At a Glance - 57KB] November 20, 2006
EPA Grants to the National Rural Water Association, Report No. 2006-S-00005 [Report PDF - 27pp, 327KB] [At a Glance - 49KB] September 12, 2006
Studies Addressing EPA’s Organizational Structure, Report No. 2006-P-00029 [Report PDF - 41pp, 341KB] [At a Glance PDF - 61KB] August 16, 2006
Congressional Request Regarding EPA Grants to the National Rural Water Association, Report No. 2006-S-00003 [Report - 270KB PDF, 16pp] [At a Glance - 51KB PDF] May 30, 2006
EPA Can Better Manage Superfund Resources, Report No. 2006-P-00013 [Report - 449KB PDF,42pp] [At a Glance - 49KB PDF] February 28, 2006
EPA Managers Did Not Hold Supervisors and Project Officers Accountable for Grants Management, Report 2005-P-00027 [Report PDF - 20pp, 225KB] [At a Glance PDF - 49KB] September 28, 2005
Congressionally Requested Review of Selected Grants, Report No. 2005-S-00007 [Report - 182KB PDF, 18pp] [At a Glance - 47KB PDF] September 7, 2005
EPA Can Better Manage Brownfields Administrative Resources, Report 2005-P-00017 [Report PDF - 48pp, 477KB] [At a Glance PDF - 44KB] June 9, 2005
Brownfields Competition Process for Awarding Grants Complied With Act, Report 2005-P-00009 [Report PDF - 9pp, 115KB] [At a Glance PDF - 39KB] March 7, 2005
Additional Analyses of Mercury Emissions Needed Before EPA Finalizes Rules for Coal-Fired Electric Utilities, Report 2005-P-00003 [Report PDF - 61pp, 1.5MB] [At a Glance PDF - 37KB] February 3, 2005
Congressionally Requested Review of EPA Region 3's Oversight of State National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Programs, Report No. 2005-S-00002 [Report - 436KB PDF] [At a Glance - 274KB PDF] October 29, 2004
Congressional Request Regarding EPA Clean Water Enforcement Actions, Report No. 2005-S-00001 [Report - 609KB PDF ] [At a Glance - 281KB PDF] October 18, 2004
OIG Response to Congressional Request on Superfund Administrative Costs Briefing, Report No. 2004-S-00004 [193KB PDF] September 15, 2004
Congressional Request on Updating Fiscal 2003 EPA Enforcement Resources and Accomplishments Report, Report 2004-S-00002 [Report PDF - 24pp, 108KB] August 03, 2004
Substantial Progress Made, But Further Actions Needed in Implementing Brownfields Program, Report 2004-P-0020 [Report PDF - 48pp, 1267KB] June 21, 2004
Congressional Request on Funding Needs for Non-Federal Superfund Sites, Report 2004-P-00001 [Report PDF - 104pp, 362KB] January 7, 2004
OIG's Answers to OMB's Annual FISMA Questions [44KB PDF] October 22, 2003
Congressional Request on EPA Enforcement Resources and Accomplishments [222KB PDF] October 10, 2003
Congressionally Requested Review of EPA Actions Taken in Response to Financial Assistance Agreement Reports [129KB PDF] July 23, 2003
Report of Investigation on Administrator Christine Todd Whitman [38KB PDF] July 17, 2002
FY 2000 Audit Plan [127KB PDF] September 23, 1999
Paperless Audit Conference Report [112KB PDF] April 2, 1998
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