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					                                                                                OIG Recovery Act Plan Overview
                                        OIG Name: Department of Energy Office of Inspector General


                                                   The primary objective of the Office of Inspector General's oversight strategy involves the implementation of a review, evaluation, and investigation protocol
                     OIG Broad Recovery Act Goals: designed to assist the Department of Energy in: (1) maximizing the performance and effectiveness of activities related to the Recovery Act; (2) preventing and
                                                   detecting the fraudulent misuse of Recovery Act funds; and (3) identifying opportunities for cost savings in Recovery Act-related programs.

                                                Since the passage of the Recovery Act, the Office of Inspector General has initiated an aggressive schedule to provide targeted fraud awareness briefings to
   OIG Broad Training and Outreach Recovery Act Departmental operations that are most vulnerable to fraud involving Recovery Act funds. These briefings serve to heighten awareness of fraud indicators and to
                                         Goals: discuss anticipated fraud schemes. Provided to groups of Federal employees, contractor officials, and fund recipients, these briefings serve as an invaluable
                                                educational tool and aid significantly in preventing fraud, waste, and abuse.

                                                The Office of Inspector General is taking a number of actions to alert Department officials of risks and recommend cost effective controls to help prevent fraud,
                                                waste, and abuse; and ensure program goals are achieved and stimulus funds are accurately tracked and reported. As part of that strategy, the Office of
      OIG Recovery Act Risk Assessment Process: Inspector General has developed a risk-based oversight approach that includes, among other things, evaluations of internal controls over funds management,
                                                examining the use of funds through transaction testing, reviewing Department developed metrics, initiating expanded whistleblower protection programs, and
                                                refining fraud awareness activities.

                         OIG Recovery Act Funds: $15,000,000
      Expiration Date of OIG Recovery Act Funds: 2012

                                                    $4,171,959
  OIG Recovery Act Funds Allocated to Contracts:

                                                 The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants Program, funded for the first time by the Recovery Act, represents a Presidential priority to deploy the
                                                 cheapest, cleanest, and most reliable energy technologies available across the country. Under the Recovery Act, grantees will receive funding for energy-related
              Purpose of Recovery Act Contracts:
                                                 improvement to homes and to educate residents about energy conservation. Contracted work will address grantees' accounting for and use of Weatherization
                                                 Assistance Program funds and recipients' use of Conservation Block Grant funds.

     Types of Recovery Act Contracts Awarded to
                                                Task Order, Time and Materials
                                          Date:

             Link to OIG Recovery Act Work Plan: http://www.ig.energy.gov/documents/Stimulus_Strategy_Overview.pdf




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                                                                                                                  OIG FY 2010 Recovery Act Work Plan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Review
                                  Recovery Act
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Included on    Expected     Expected
                                     Funds                          Entity                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Expected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Prior       Quarter     Quarter(s)
  Agency       Program Area        Associated Type of Review     Performing                   Project Title                                         Background                                                  Objective                                                                   Number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Recovery        Work        Reports
                                   w/Program                       Review                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Act Plan      Begins        Issued
                                      Area
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Y/N)

                                                                                                                                                                                           To determine whether grantees have the                             3rd Quarter 1st Quarter
                                                                                                                           Under the ARRA, grantees will receive funding to address
                                              Administrative /                                                                                                                             adequate resrouces, infrastructure, and internal                   FY2009; 1st FY2010; 2nd
   Energy       State Energy         $3.1 B                    OIG Staff      State Energy Program                         energy priorities and program funding to deploy emerging                                                                Yes                                          TBD
                                              Financial                                                                                                                                    controls to assure that the goals of the ARRA will                   Quarter     Quarter
                                                                                                                           renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
                                                                                                                                                                                           be met.                                                              FY2010      FY2010




                                                                                                                           The newly created Advanced Research Projects Agency –
                                                                                                                           Energy (ARPA-E) was authorized under the America
                Advanced                                                                                                   Competes Act in 2007 to enhance the Nation's economic
                                              Administrative /                Advanced Research Projects Agency –                                                                                                                                             4th Quarter 2nd Quarter
   Energy    Research Projects      $400 M                     OIG Staff                                                                                                                                                                            No                                           1
                                              Financial                       Energy Program                               and energy security through research and development                                                                                 FY2010      FY2011
             Agency for Energy
                                                                                                                           of technologies that reduce U.S. dependence on foreign To determine whether the Department
                                                                                                                           energy sources. To achieve this goal, ARPA-E will           achieved the goals and objectives of the
                                                                                                                           provide financial support to collaborative, targeted, high- Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy
                                                                                                                           risk, high pay-off research to accelerate the innovation Program and effectively deployed associated
                                                                                                                           cycle for transformational energy technologies.             Recovery Act resources.
                                                                                                                           In 2008, The Office of Basic Energy Science announced To determine whether the Office of Science
                                                                                                                           the formation Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) achieved the goals and objectives of the
                                              Administrative /                Office of Science’s Energy Frontier                                                                                                                                             1st Quarter 4th Quarter
   Energy     Office of Science     $277 M                     OIG Staff                                                   to accelerate the rate of scientific breakthroughs needed Energy Frontier Research Centers and                           No                                           1
                                              Financial                       Research Centers                                                                                                                                                                  FY2010      FY 2010
                                                                                                                           to create advanced energy technologies for the 21st         effectively deployed associated Recovery Act
                                                                                                                           century.                                                    resources.
                                                                                                                           According to the Office of Science, the project was re-
                                                                                                                           categorized to reflect a revised acquisition strategy which
                                                                                                                           includes funding civil construction with financial assistance
                                                                                                                           agreements through the operating funds of the proton
                                              Administrative /                Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory’s                                                                                                                                         1st Quarter 3rd Quarter
   Energy     Office of Science      $55 M                     OIG Staff                                                   accelerator based physics sub-program. FY 2009 funding was                                                               No                                           1
                                              Financial                       NOvA Detector Project                                                                                                                                                             FY2010      FY2010
                                                                                                                           $27.8 million; however, the Office of Science has directed an   To determine whether the Office of Science
                                                                                                                           additional $55 million in funding to the project from the       achieved the goals and objectives of the NOvA
                                                                                                                           American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery        Detector Project and effectively deployed
                                                                                                                           Act).                                                           associated Recovery Act resources.

                                                                                                                           The Department's Office of Environmental Management
                                              Administrative /                Decommissioning and Demolition               (EM) received about $140 million from Recovery Act              To determine whether the Office of Science                         3rd Quarter 1st Quarter
   Energy     Office of Science     $140 M                     OIG Staff                                                                                                                                                                            No                                           1
                                              Financial                       Activities at Office of Science Facilities   funds for the purpose of decommissioning and                    achieved the goals and objectives of the D&D                         FY2010      FY2011
                                                                                                                           demolishing Office of Science facilities at Argonne and         activities at its facilities and effectively
                                                                                                                           Brookhaven National Laboratories.                               deployed associated Recovery Act resources.
                                                                                                                           The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) is
                                                                                                                           designed to replace the aging NSLS at Brookhaven
                                              Administrative /                                                             National Laboratory (Brookhaven) in Upton, New York.            To determine whether the Office of Science                         1st Quarter 3rd Quarter
   Energy     Office of Science     $150 M                     OIG Staff      Management of the NSLS-II Project                                                                                                                                     No                                           1
                                              Financial                                                                    Construction of the facility is expected to begin during        achieved the goals and objectives of the NSLS-                       FY2010      FY2010
                                                                                                                           FY 2009 and be completed in FY 2015. The Department             II Project and effectively deployed associated
                                                                                                                           granted CD-3 in January 2009.                                   Recovery Act resources.

                                                                                                                           SLAC will be receiving $88.4 million in Recovery Act            To determine if American Recovery and
                                              Administrative /                                                             funding to accelerate the acquisition of major research         Reinvestment Act projects at SLAC National                         2nd Quarter 4th Quarter
   Energy     Office of Science     $88.4 M                    OIG Staff      Recovery Act Projects at SLAC                                                                                                                                         No                                           1
                                              Financial                                                                    equipment for SLAC’s premier project, the Linac                 Accelerator Laboratory are meeting program                           FY 2010     FY 2010
                                                                                                                           Coherent Light Source (LCLS), pay for seismic upgrades          goals and objectives; and are within cost and
                                                                                                                           to SLAC infrastructure, and fund several other projects.        schedule.

                                                                                                                           LBNL will be receiving $115 million in Recovery Act
                                                                                                                           funding to accelerate completion of the lab’s Advanced          To determine if American Recovery and
                                              Administrative /                                                                                                                                                                                                2nd Quarter 4th Quarter
   Energy     Office of Science     $115 M                     OIG Staff      Recovery Act Projects at LBNL                Light Source, one of the world’s most powerful sources          Reinvestment Act projects at Lawrence                    No                                           1
                                              Financial                                                                                                                                                                                                         FY 2010     FY 2010
                                                                                                                           of x-ray and ultraviolet light, as well as building new         Berkeley National Laboratory are meeting
                                                                                                                           facilities, improving infrastructure, and performing            program goals and objectives; and are within
                                                                                                                           seismic safety upgrades.                                        cost and schedule.

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                                                                                                              OIG FY 2010 Recovery Act Work Plan

                                                                                                                     The funding is part of a $6 billion effort nationwide aimed at
                                                                                                                     accelerating environmental cleanup work. Specific projects
                                                                                                                     outlined for the funds include identifying waste characteristics
                                             Administrative /             Environmental Cleanup Activities at the                                                                                                                                 2nd Quarter 4th Quarter
   Energy             NNSA         $44 M                      OIG Staff                                              within the soil at three corrective action sites, including the                                                        No                                       1
                                             Financial                    Nevada Test Site                                                                                                                                                          FY 2010     FY 2010
                                                                                                                     Schooner, Danny Boy and Buggy crater sites where nuclear
                                                                                                                     explosions were conducted, and soil contamination at Area 25
                                                                                                                     Test Cell A, where the government once tested nuclear rocket To determine if the Nevada Test Site is effectively
                                                                                                                     engines.                                                         managing its environmental cleanup activities.

                                                                                                                     As part of its plans to modernize the Y-12 National
                                                                                                                     Security Complex, the site needs to complete
                                             Administrative /                                                                                                                                                                                     2nd Quarter 4th Quarter
   Energy             NNSA        $292 M                      OIG Staff   Environmental Cleanup Activities at Y-12   environmental cleanup activities. The removal of excess                                                                No                                       1
                                             Financial                                                                                                                                                                                              FY 2010     FY 2010
                                                                                                                     equipment and scrap materials from Manhattan Era
                                                                                                                     buildings is made possible through funding from the     To determine if Y-12 is effectively managing
                                                                                                                     American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.                 its environmental cleanup activities.

                                                                                                                     The Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable
              Energy Efficiency                                                                                      Energy manages the Biomass Program. EERE works with              To determine whether the EERE has internal
                                             Administrative /             Internal Controls over Integrated                                                                                                                                       4th Quarter 2nd Quarter
   Energy      and Renewable      $800 M                      OIG Staff                                              industry, academia, and national laboratory partners in          controls in place to award and administer funding     No                                       1
                                             Financial                    Biorefinery Projects                                                                                                                                                      FY2010      FY2011
                   Energy                                                                                            biomass feedstocks and conversion technologies. EERE's           for Integrated Biorefineries in accordance with
                                                                                                                     Biomass Program is also identified as the recipient of $800      existing program requirements and Recovery Act
                                                                                                                     million in Recovery Act funding.                                 goals.

             Power Marketing                                                                                                                                                          To determine whether the Western Area Power
              Administration                 Administrative /             WAPA’s Implementation of Borrowing         Under Section 402, the American Recovery and Reinvestment        Administration has internal controls in place to            4th Quarter 2nd Quarter
   Energy                         $3.25 B                     OIG Staff                                                                                                                                                                     No                                       1
                Borrowing                    Financial                    Authority                                  Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) grants $3.25 billion in new           implement its new borrowing authority in                      FY2010      FY2011
                Authority                                                                                            borrowing authority to the Western Area Power                    compliance with the requirements of the American
                                                                                                                     Administration (Western).                                        Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

              Weatherization                                                                                         Under the ARRA, grantees will receive funding for energy-        To determine whether grantees have adequate
                                             Administrative /                                                                                                                                                                                     1st Quarter 3rd Quarter
   Energy      Assistance          $5 B                       OIG Staff   Weatherization Assistance Program          related improvements to homes and to educate residents           resources, infrastructure, and internal controls to   Yes                                     TBD
                                             Financial                                                                                                                                                                                              FY2010      FY2010
                Program                                                                                              about energy conservation.                                       assure that the goals of the ARRA will be met.


                                                                                                                     $2.815 billion has been appropriated for the Vehicle
              Energy Efficiency
                                             Administrative /                                                        Technologies Program. Recovery Act funding will establish        To determine whether the Department is                      4th Quarter 2nd Quarter
   Energy      and Renewable      $2.815 B                    OIG Staff   Vehicle Technologies Program                                                                                                                                      No                                       1
                                             Financial                                                               widespread demonstration, evaluation, and education              effectively managing its grants and cooperative               FY2010      FY2011
                   Energy
                                                                                                                     projects to accelerate the market introduction and               agreements awarded under the Vehicle
                                                                                                                     penetration of advanced electric drive vehicles.                 Technologies Program.
                                                                                                                     On February 17, 2009, the President signed the American
                                                                                                                     Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)             To determine if the loan guarantee program has
                                             Administrative /             Loan Guarantees for Innovative Energy                                                                                                                                   4th Quarter 2nd Quarter
   Energy     Loan Guarantee       $6 B                       OIG Staff                                              increasing the funding authority for the Loan Guarantee          established and implemented effective                 No                                       1
                                             Financial                    Technologies                                                                                                                                                              FY2010      FY2011
                                                                                                                     Program by $6 billion, raising the program's appropriations to   underwriting and loan servicing controls to
                                                                                                                     a total of $48.5 billion.                                        minimize the Government’s loss of risk.

                                                                                                                     In keeping with enhancing energy independence, the Clean
                                                                                                                     Cities Program strives to advance the nation's economic,
                                                                                                                     environmental, and energy security by supporting local
              Energy Efficiency
                                             Administrative /             Clean Cities Alternative Fuels Pilot       decisions to adopt practices that contribute to the reduction                                                                4th Quarter 2nd Quarter
   Energy      and Renewable      $300 M                      OIG Staff                                                                                                                                                                     No                                       1
                                             Financial                    Program                                    of petroleum consumption. As part of the Recovery Act                                                                          FY2010      FY2011
                   Energy
                                                                                                                     funding, DOE has issued a competitive solicitation for cost-
                                                                                                                     shared projects that expand the use of alternative fuel and  To determine whether internal controls were in
                                                                                                                     advanced technology vehicles for the Clean Cities Pilot      place and operating as intended over the Clean
                                                                                                                     Program.                                                     Cities Program.
                                                                                                                                                                                  To determine whether the Department has
              Energy Efficiency
                                             Administrative /                                                        Under the Recovery Act, the Office of Energy Efficiency and  implemented internal controls over the states and               4th Quarter 2nd Quarter
   Energy      and Renewable      $300 M                      OIG Staff   Appliance Rebate Program                                                                                                                                          No                                       1
                                             Financial                                                               Renewable Energy (EERE) received $300 million in funding for territories receiving funding through the Appliance               FY2010      FY2011
                   Energy
                                                                                                                     the Appliance Rebate Program through formula based grants. Rebate Program.




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                                                                                                             OIG FY 2010 Recovery Act Work Plan

                                                                                                                      As part of the Recovery Act, the Department of Energy
                                                                                                                      (Department) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy
                  Office of
                                                                                                                      Reliability (OE) was appropriated $4.5 billion, with a large
             Electricity Delivery             Administrative /             Smart Grid Investment Grant and                                                                                                                                          4th Quarter 2nd Quarter
   Energy                           $615 M                     OIG Staff                                              portion dedicated to support modernization of the nation's                                                               No                                      1
                 and Energy                   Financial                    Demonstration Programs                                                                                                                                                     FY2010      FY2011
                                                                                                                      electrical grid. As part of $4.5 billion appropriated to the OE,   To determine whether internal controls were in
                  Reliability
                                                                                                                      the Smart Grid Investment Grant program will receive $3.4          place and operating as intended over the Smart
                                                                                                                      billion in funding. The Smart Grid Demonstration Program will      Grid Investment Grant and the Smart Grid
                                                                                                                      receive $615 million.                                              Demonstration Programs.

                                                                                                                      The Office of Fossil Energy (Fossil Energy) has received $800
               Fossil Energy
                                              Administrative /                                                        million from the Recovery Act for the Clean Coal Power             The objective of this audit is to determine whether        4th Quarter 2nd Quarter
   Energy       Research &          $800 M                     OIG Staff   Clean Coal Power Initiative Awards                                                                                                                                  No                                      1
                                              Financial                                                               Initiative (CCPI). This funding will be used to demonstrate        the Department ensured that CCPI cooperative                 FY2010      FY2011
               Development
                                                                                                                      promising carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies that       agreements were managed in accordance with the
                                                                                                                      can be applied to coal-based power generation systems.             Recovery Act.

                                                                                                                      The Office of Fossil Energy (Fossil Energy) received $1.32
                                                                                                                      billion for a competitive solicitation for a range of industrial
               Fossil Energy
                                              Administrative /                                                        carbon capture and energy efficiency improvement projects.         The objective of this audit is to determine whether        4th Quarter 2nd Quarter
   Energy       Research &          $1.32 B                    OIG Staff   Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage                                                                                                                               No                                      1
                                              Financial                                                               The Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (ICCS) program is a      the Department established internal controls over            FY2010      FY2011
               Development
                                                                                                                      cost-shared collaboration between the Government and               its industrial carbon capture cooperative
                                                                                                                      industry to increase investment in clean industrial                agreements to ensure that the goals of the
                                                                                                                      technologies and sequestration projects.                           Recovery Act would be met.

                                                                                                                      The Office of Fossil Energy (Fossil Energy) has received the       The objective of this audit is to determine whether
               Fossil Energy
                                              Administrative /             Management of the FutureGen                $1 billion in funding for Fossil Energy Research and               the Department established internal controls over          4th Quarter 2nd Quarter
   Energy       Research &           $1 B                      OIG Staff                                                                                                                                                                       No                                      1
                                              Financial                    Cooperative Agreement                      Development. This funding will be used to demonstrate              its Fossil Energy Research and Development                   FY2010      FY2011
               Development
                                                                                                                      promising carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies that       cooperative agreements to ensure that Recovery
                                                                                                                      can be applied to coal-based power generation systems.             Act goals were met.

                                                                                                                  Under the terms and conditions of the American Recovery and
              Office of Energy                                                                                    Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), the Department has
                                              Administrative /             Advanced Battery and Hybrid Components                                                                                                                                   1st Quarter 3rd Quarter
   Energy      Efficiency and        $2 B                      OIG Staff                                          been authorized to provide $2 billion worth of financial               To determine whether the EERE Vehicle                 No                                      1
                                              Financial                    and Manufacturing Project                                                                                                                                                  FY2010      FY2010
             Renewable Energy                                                                                     assistance awards in the form of competitive grants to support         Technologies Program has an effective approach
                                                                                                                  the manufacturing of advanced batteries and hybrid                     for managing the Advanced Battery and Hybrid
                                                                                                                  components.                                                            Components Program.
                                                                                                                                                                                         To determine whether the Department has
                                                                                                                                                                                         developed an internal control system and risk
                Advanced                                                   Internal Controls and Risk Mitigation over
                                              Administrative /                                                                                                                           mitigation strategy that will address the elements         3rd Quarter 1st Quarter
   Energy    Research Projects      $400 M                     OIG Staff   Recovery Act Funding for Advanced                                                                                                                                   No                                      1
                                              Financial                                                               With the passage of the Recovery Act, ARPA-E was provided          of transparency, accountability and reportability            FY2010      FY2011
             Agency for Energy                                             Research Projects Agency for Energy
                                                                                                                      with $400 Million to conduct efforts as authorized under the       for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-
                                                                                                                      America COMPETES Act.                                              Energy.

                                                                                                                  The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (Block
              Office of Energy                                                                                    Grants) Program, funded for the first time by the American             To determine whether controls established under
                                              Administrative /             Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block                                                                                                                                 1st Quarter 3rd Quarter
   Energy      Efficiency and       $3.2 B                     OIG Staff                                          Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) of 2009,                  the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block          No                                      1
                                              Financial                    Grants                                                                                                                                                                     FY2010      FY2010
             Renewable Energy                                                                                     represents a Presidential priority to deploy the cheapest,             Grants Program are sufficient to ensure that
                                                                                                                  cleanest, and most reliable energy technologies we have –              grants are administered in an efficient and
                                                                                                                  energy efficiency and conservation – across the country.               effective manner.
                                                                                                                  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
                                                                                                                  provided $16.8 Billion to Programs under the auspices of the
              Office of Energy
                                              Administrative /             EERE Applied Research, Development and Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable                 To determine whether EERE has effectively                  4th Quarter 2nd Quarter
   Energy      Efficiency and       $1.25 B                    OIG Staff                                                                                                                                                                       No                                      1
                                              Financial                    Demonstration under the Recovery Act   Energy (EERE). Of this total amount, $2.5 Billion has been             managed research, development and                            FY2010      FY2011
             Renewable Energy
                                                                                                                  appropriated for Applied Research, Development and                     demonstration projects funded under the
                                                                                                                  Demonstration.                                                         Recovery Act

                                                                                                                      The Geothermal Technologies Program in the Department’s
              Office of Energy
                                              Administrative /                                                        Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is                                                                    4th Quarter 2nd Quarter
   Energy      Efficiency and       $400 M                     OIG Staff   Geothermal Technologies Program                                                                                                                                     No                                      1
                                              Financial                                                               slated to receive an additional $400 million in funding from the To determine whether EERE’s Geothermal                         FY2010      FY2011
             Renewable Energy
                                                                                                                      American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Technologies Program has effectively managed
                                                                                                                      Act).                                                            projects funded under the Recovery Act.




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                                                                                                        OIG FY 2010 Recovery Act Work Plan

                                                                                                                  The mission of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable
              Office of Energy
                                          Administrative /             Building Technologies Program’s            Energy’s (EERE) Building Technologies Program (Program) is to                                                                   4th Quarter 2nd Quarter
   Energy      Efficiency and    $346 M                    OIG Staff                                                                                                                                                                         No                                      1
                                          Financial                    Implementation of the Recovery Act         develop technologies, techniques, and tools for making        To determine whether EERE’s Building                                FY2010      FY2011
             Renewable Energy
                                                                                                                  residential and commercial buildings more energy efficient,   Technologies Program has effectively managed
                                                                                                                  productive, and affordable.                                   projects funded under the Recovery Act.

                                                                                                                  Many scientific breakthroughs and societal benefits have been
                                                                                                                  produced by researchers at the Department's various national
                                                                                                                  laboratories. These laboratories, and the universities and
                                                                                                                  companies that partner with them, have long been conduits
                                          Administrative /                                                                                                                                                                                        3rd Quarter 2nd Quarter
   Energy    Department -wide     TBD                      OIG Staff   Recovery Act Technology Transfer           for technology transfer, collaborating to develop and                                                                      No                                      1
                                          Financial                                                                                                                                                                                                 FY2010      FY2011
                                                                                                                  commercialize energy products and processes for commercial
                                                                                                                  use. Facilitating innovation, invention and commercialization     To determine if research funded by the American
                                                                                                                  through technology transfer is central to the Department's        Recovery and Reinvestment Act is effectively
                                                                                                                  mission to advance the nation’s energy, national and              managing the movement of technology to the
                                                                                                                  economic security.                                                private sector.

                                                                                                                 Infrastructure modernization is on the Watch List of the
                                                                                                                 Department’s Management Challenges for Fiscal Year (FY)
                                                                                                                 2009. Due to the age of many Department laboratories,
                                          Administrative /                                                       offices, and other facilities, the modernization of these                                                                        3rd Quarter 2nd Quarter
   Energy    Department -wide     TBD                      OIG Staff   Recovery Act Infrastructure Modernization                                                                                                                             No                                      1
                                          Financial                                                              facilities is an area that requires extra attention. The                                                                           FY2010      FY2011
                                                                                                                                                                                    To determine if the Department is effectively managing
                                                                                                                 Department has over $135 billion in assets with many of the        infrastructure modernization and deferred
                                                                                                                 facilities being built decades ago. The benefits of modernizing    maintenance projects, including those funded by the
                                                                                                                 these facilities, including fewer injuries to workers and          American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to promote
                                                                                                                 attracting the best new employees, are vast.                       safety and maximize efficiency.



                                                                                                                  The supplemental funding provided to the Oak Ridge
                                                                                                                  Operations (ORO) under the Recovery Act for accelerated
                                                                                                                  cleanup work at ORNL is $151M. This investment will
               Environmental              Administrative /             Environmental Remediation Projects at                                                                                                                                      1st Quarter 4th Quarter
   Energy                        $151 M                    OIG Staff                                              complete cleanup projects at Bethel Valley Burial Grounds, the                                                             No                                      1
               Management                 Financial                    ORNL                                                                                                                                                                         FY2010      FY2010
                                                                                                                  demolition and disposition of buildings 3026 C & D and 3038,
                                                                                                                  and complete cleanup of Corehole 8. The infusion of these         To determine whether the Department met its
                                                                                                                  funds and the corresponding increase in effort required to        goals and objectives for remediation projects at
                                                                                                                  ensure that they are properly controlled and disbursed in a       Oak Ridge National Laboratory and effectively
                                                                                                                  timely manner will, without doubt, strain existing resources.     deployed associated Recovery Act resources.

                                                                                                                  The supplemental funding provided to the Oak Ridge
                                                                                                                  Operations under the Recovery Act for accelerated cleanup
               Environmental              Administrative /                                                        work at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) is $118M.       To determine whether the Department achieved                  2nd Quarter 1st Quarter
   Energy                        $118 M                    OIG Staff   Remediation Activities at ETTP                                                                                                                                        No                                      1
               Management                 Financial                                                               The infusion of these funds and the corresponding increase in     its goals and objectives for preparing the Gaseous              FY2010      FY2011
                                                                                                                  effort required to ensure that they are properly controlled and   Diffusion Plant Facilities for demolition and
                                                                                                                  disbursed in a timely manner will, without doubt, strain          effectively deployed associated Recovery Act
                                                                                                                  existing resources.                                               resources.

                                                                                                                The Department's Office of Environmental Management (EM)
               Environmental              Administrative /             Performance of Recovery Act Funds at the                                                                                                                                   2nd Quarter 4th Quarter
   Energy                        $172 M                    OIG Staff                                            is slated to receive $5.9 billion for cleanup of environmental To determine whether the Department is                        No                                      1
               Management                 Financial                    Waste Isolation Pilot Plant                                                                                                                                                  FY 2010     FY 2010
                                                                                                                and other defense cleanup activities. The Waste Isolation      achieving its Recovery Act goals for projects at the
                                                                                                                Pilot Plant (WIPP) will receive $172 million of this funding.  Carlsbad Field Office.

                                                                                                                 As part of the Act, the Department of Energy's budget
                                                                                                                 authority was increased by $41.3 billion. Of this amount,
               Environmental              Administrative /             Project Controls of Recovery Act Spending                                                                                                                                  2nd Quarter 4th Quarter
   Energy                        $438 M                    OIG Staff                                             $5.127 billion was allocated to the Office of Environmental                                                                 No                                      1
               Management                 Financial                    at the Idaho Cleanup Project                                                                                                                                                 FY 2010     FY 2010
                                                                                                                 Management (EM) for Defense Environmental Cleanup                  To determine whether the Department is
                                                                                                                 activities. The Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) will receive $440      achieving its Recovery Act goals for projects at the
                                                                                                                 million to be used for cleanup activities during FY 2009-2012      Idaho Operations Office




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                                                                                                        OIG FY 2010 Recovery Act Work Plan

                                                                                                                  The Recovery Act supports the mission of Department of
                                                                                                                  Energy (Department) and the Office of Environmental
                                                                       Use of Recovery Act Funds to Accelerate    Management (EM) by remediating sources of soil and
               Environmental              Administrative /                                                                                                                                                                                       2nd Quarter 4th Quarter
   Energy                      $203 M                      OIG Staff   Clean Up of the River Corridor Closure     groundwater contamination with radioactive and hazardous                                                                  No                                      1
               Management                 Financial                                                                                                                                                                                                FY 2010     FY 2010
                                                                       Contract                                   constituents and by completing deactivation and                      To determine the effectiveness of the Office of
                                                                                                                  decommissioning (D&D) of facilities that provide no further          Environmental Management’s use of Recovery Act
                                                                                                                  value to reduce long-term liabilities and maximize resources         funding to achieve the goals and objectives of the
                                                                                                                  for cleanup.                                                         River Corridor Closure Project.

                                                                                                                  The Plutonium Finishing Plant Complex consisted of over 60
                                                                                                                  facilities that were used for production of plutonium from
                                                                                                                  1950 to 1989. The project provided storage of special nuclear
               Environmental              Administrative /             Management of the Plutonium Finishing                                                                                                                                     2nd Quarter 4th Quarter
   Energy                      $228 M                      OIG Staff                                              materials and maintains the facilities in a safe and secure          To determine the effectiveness of the Office of      No                                      1
               Management                 Financial                    Plant Remediation Project                                                                                                                                                   FY 2010     FY 2010
                                                                                                                  manner until the completion of demolition. Upon removal of           Environmental Management’s Richland Operations
                                                                                                                  all Special Nuclear Material and fuels, the security area will be    Office use of Recovery Act funding to achieve the
                                                                                                                  eliminated and the Plutonium Finishing Plant Complex will be         goals and objectives of the remediation of the
                                                                                                                  demolished to slab-on-grade.                                         Plutonium Finishing Plant Complex.


                                                                                                                Funds will be used to retrieve contact handled and remote
                                                                                                                handled suspect TRU waste from the 200 Area burial grounds,
               Environmental              Administrative /             Use of Recovery Act Funds on Solid Waste                                                                                                                                  2nd Quarter 4th Quarter
   Energy                      $157 M                      OIG Staff                                            repack waste as required to meet Waste Isolation Pilot Plant                                                                No                                      1
               Management                 Financial                    Program Activities                                                                                                                                                          FY 2010     FY 2010
                                                                                                                waste acceptance criteria, and treat the backlog of current            To determine the effectiveness of the
                                                                                                                legacy mixed low level waste. Investment in this program will          Department’s Richland Operation Office use of
                                                                                                                reduce the overall operational footprint of the Hanford Site           Recovery Act funding to achieve the goals and
                                                                                                                through retrieval and repackaging of TRU and solid waste.              objectives in the Solid Waste Program.

                                                                                                                  CH2M Hill has been obligated $257 million in Recovery Act
                                                                                                                  funding for additional work scope. Work that will be
                                                                                                                  performed using this funding will include: Remediation of the
                                                                                                                  200 North Area; demolish five remaining U Plant ancillary
               Environmental              Administrative /                                                                                                                                                                                       2nd Quarter 4th Quarter
   Energy                      $257 M                      OIG Staff   Central Plateau Remediation Workforce      facilities and clear the U Plant canyon deck and grout-fill cells;                                                        No                                      1
               Management                 Financial                                                                                                                                                                                                FY 2010     FY 2010
                                                                                                                  demolish up to 15 facilities in the Central Plateau Area;            To determine the effectiveness of the Office of
                                                                                                                  complete demolition of facilities and clean-up debris areas in       Environmental Management’s Richland Operations
                                                                                                                  the Arid Lands Ecology Reserve; and, prepare and submit a            Office use of Recovery Act funding to achieve the
                                                                                                                  study of utilization of a landfill for non-hazardous waste           goals and objectives of the remediation of the
                                                                                                                  debris.                                                              Hanford Site Central Plateau.

                                                                       Use of Recovery Act Funds for Upgrades to The Recovery Act funds will be used to accelerate cleanup in
               Environmental              Administrative /             the Tank Farm Infrastructure at the       areas such as; the Central Plateau Remediation, Soil and              To determine the effectiveness of the Office of           2nd Quarter 4th Quarter
   Energy                      $331 M                      OIG Staff                                                                                                                                                                        No                                      1
               Management                 Financial                    Hanford Site                              Groundwater Remediation, the River Corridor footprint                 River Protection’s use of Recovery Act funding to           FY 2010     FY 2010
                                                                                                                 reduction, Tank Farm infrastructure upgrades, and retrieval of        achieve the goals and objectives for tank farm
                                                                                                                 transuranic (TRU) waste.                                              infrastructure upgrades.

                                                                                                                  The Groundwater Remediation Project, managed by CH2M Hill            To determine the effectiveness of the Richland
               Environmental              Administrative /             Use of Recovery Act Funds on               Plateau Remediation Group for Richland, has primary goals to         Operations Office’s Groundwater Remediation               2nd Quarter 4th Quarter
   Energy                      $157 M                      OIG Staff                                                                                                                                                                        No                                      1
               Management                 Financial                    Groundwater Program Activities             aggressively clean up groundwater contaminants, avoid future         Project’s use of Recovery Act funding to achieve            FY 2010     FY 2010
                                                                                                                  groundwater contamination, and prevent groundwater                   the goals and objectives of groundwater
                                                                                                                  contaminants from migrating to the Columbia River.                   remediation at the Hanford Site.

                                                                                                                  The goal is to accelerate cleanup projects at four nuclear
                                                                                                                  weapons facilities, including Hanford, Idaho National                To determine whether the Department achieved
                                                                                                                  Laboratory, Oak Ridge, and the Savannah River Site (SRS). The        the goals and objectives of Decontamination and
               Environmental              Administrative /             Decontamination and Decommissioning                                                                                                                                       3rd Quarter 1st Quarter
   Energy                      $1.074 B                    OIG Staff                                              plan is to rapidly clear the land of older, contaminated             Decommissioning activities at the Savannah River     No                                      1
               Management                 Financial                    Activities at SRS                                                                                                                                                           FY2010      FY2011
                                                                                                                  buildings and abandoned reactors, and reduce the footprint of        Site and effectively deployed associated Recovery
                                                                                                                  nuclear productions activities by as much as 90 percent from         Act resources.
                                                                                                                  900 square miles to 135 square miles, within the next six years
                                                                                                                  through closure, cleanup and consolidation.




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                                                                                                                    The goal is to accelerate cleanup projects at four nuclear
                                                                                                                    weapons facilities, including Hanford, Idaho National
                                                                                                                                                                                      To determine whether the Department achieved
                                                                                                                    Laboratory, Oak Ridge, and the Savannah River Site (SRS). The
               Environmental               Administrative /             Waste and Material Disposition Activities                                                                     the goals and objectives of Waste and Material            3rd Quarter 1st Quarter
   Energy                         $541 M                    OIG Staff                                               plan is to rapidly clear the land of older, contaminated                                                               No                                      1
               Management                  Financial                    at SRS                                                                                                        Disposition activities at SRS and effectively               FY2010      FY2011
                                                                                                                    buildings and abandoned reactors, and reduce the footprint of
                                                                                                                                                                                      deployed associated Recovery Act resources.
                                                                                                                    nuclear productions activities by as much as 90 percent from
                                                                                                                    900 square miles to 135 square miles, within the next six years
                                                                                                                    through closure, cleanup and consolidation.

                                                                                                                    The Recovery Act assigned approximately $5 billion to the
                                                                                                                    Weatherization Assistance Program. The Performance and
                                                                                                                    Accountability for Grants in Energy (PAGE) system is being
              Energy Efficiency                                                                                                                                                  To determine whether the PAGE system is being
                                           Administrative /                                                         developed. PAGE will become the grants management system                                                                    1st Quarter 3rd Quarter
   Energy      and Renewable       TBD                      OIG Staff   EERE PAGE System                                                                                         developed and implemented in accordance with              No                                      1
                                           Financial                                                                for EERE and historical data from WinSAGA will eventually be                                                                  FY2010      FY2010
                   Energy                                                                                                                                                        Departmental and Federal requirements.
                                                                                                                    migrated to the new system. As a result, states will have to
                                                                                                                    learn to use a new system while dealing with an
                                                                                                                    unprecedented funding increase for the Weatherization
                                                                                                                    program.


                                                                                                                    To support agency efforts, the Office of Management and
                                                                                                                    Budget (OMB) issued guidance for carrying out activities
                                                                                                                    enacted in the Recovery Act which requires, among other
                                                                                                                    things, that agencies ensure all funds provided in the Recovery
                                           Administrative /             Accountability and Reporting Under the                                                                                                                                  4th Quarter 2nd Quarter
   Energy    Department -wide      TBD                      OIG Staff                                               Act are clearly distinguishable from non-Recovery Act funds in                                                         No                                      1
                                           Financial                    Recovery Act                                                                                                                                                              FY2009      FY2010
                                                                                                                    all financial, business (i.e. grants and contract writing         To determine whether the Department's facility
                                                                                                                    systems), and reporting systems. To meet these                    contractors ensured that funds provided by the
                                                                                                                    requirements, the Department's contractors and                    Recovery Act were appropriately tracked and
                                                                                                                    subcontractors must clearly and accurately report Recovery        transparent to the public, and whether the
                                                                                                                    Act data in a timely manner. As a result, the Department and      benefits of the funds were reported clearly,
                                                                                                                    its contractors will need to modify existing systems.             accurately, and in a timely manner.

                                                                                                                 The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued
                                                                                                                 guidance for carrying out activities enacted in the Recovery
                                                                                                                 Act and it requires, among other things, agencies ensure all
                                           Administrative /             Performance and Security of Recovery Act                                                                                                                                3rd Quarter 1st Quarter
   Energy    Department -wide      TBD                      OIG Staff                                            funds provided in the Recovery Act are clearly distinguishable                                                            No                                      1
                                           Financial                    Systems                                                                                                                                                                   FY2010      FY2011
                                                                                                                 from non-Recovery Act funds in all financial, business (i.e.
                                                                                                                 grants and contract writing systems), and reporting systems. To determine whether the security controls over
                                                                                                                 As a result, the Department and its contractors will need to   Recovery Act systems were adequately designed
                                                                                                                 modify numerous existing systems.                              and operating effectively.


                                                                                                                    The Department of Energy's (Department) Office of Electricity
                                                                                                                    Delivery and Energy Reliability is charged with overseeing the
                                                                        Management of Cyber Security and            implementation of the Smart Grid 2030 vision, which calls for
                                           Administrative /                                                                                                                                                                                     4th Quarter 2nd Quarter
   Energy    Department -wide     $4.5 B                    OIG Staff   Operational Controls Over Smart Grid        modernizing the nation's electric grid with state-of-the-art                                                           No                                      1
                                           Financial                                                                                                                                                                                              FY2010      FY2011
                                                                        Technologies                                information technologies.The Recovery Act provided the
                                                                                                                    Department with $4.5 billion to modernize the electric grid,      To determine whether the Department adequately
                                                                                                                    including demand responsive equipment, enhance security           managed development and implementation of the
                                                                                                                    and reliability of the energy infrastructure, and research and    Smart Grid to ensure operational effectiveness and
                                                                                                                    development, among other things.                                  whether cyber security controls were in place.

                                                                                                                    The Department of Energy plans demolish excess facilities
                                                                                                                    located at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Los
                                                                                                                                                                                      To determine whether Los Alamos National
                                           Administrative /             Deactivation and Demolition Projects at     Alamos National Laboratory's Technical Area 21. The                                                                         2nd Quarter 4th Quarter
   Energy             NNSA        $100 M                    OIG Staff                                                                                                                 Laboratory is effectively managing the TA-21         No                                      1
                                           Financial                    Los Alamos National Laboratory              Deactivation and Demolition work is expected to remove                                                                        FY 2010     FY 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                      Deactivation and Demolition Projects.
                                                                                                                    approximately 167,000 square feet of contaminated building
                                                                                                                    footprint from Los Alamos, with the prospect of transferring
                                                                                                                    land to Los Alamos County after D&D is completed.




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                                                                                                                The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants Program,
                                                                                                                funded for the first time by the Recovery Act, represents a
              Weatherization
                                                                                                                Presidential priority to deploy the cheapest, cleanest, and     To perform agreed upon procedures addressing                           Multiple
                Assistance                                              Subgrantees and Recipients Receiving                                                                                                                               Multiple
                                        Administrative / Both OIG Staff                                         most reliable energy technologies we have – energy efficiency   subgrantees' accounting for and use of                                Quarters in
   Energy        Program       $8.2 B                                   Weatherization Assistance Program and                                                                                                                        No   Quarters in                       TBD
                                        Financial        and Contractor                                         and conservation – across the country. Under the ARRA,          Weatherization Assistance Program funds and                            FY2010 &
              /Conservation                                             Conservation Block Grants Funds.                                                                                                                                   FY2010
                                                                                                                grantees will receive funding for energy-related improvement    recipients' use of Conservation Block Grant funds.                      FY2011
               Block Grants
                                                                                                                to homes and to educate residents about energy
                                                                                                                conservation.




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