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					                                                                              OIG Recovery Act Plan Overview
                                       OIG Name: US Environmental Protection Agency


                     OIG Broad Recovery Act Goals: Contribute to the Integrity and Public Confidence in EPA's Investment of Recovery Act Funds for Environmental and Economic Benefits

   OIG Broad Training and Outreach Recovery Act
                                                Provide Proactive and Preventive Awareness and Assistance to Reduce Risks and Improve Accountability in Recovery Act Fund Administration
                                         Goals:

                                                  Monitor the Application of the EPA Stewardship Risk Assessment Program, Identify Previous Problem Grantees, Review the Status of
      OIG Recovery Act Risk Assessment Process:
                                                  Unimplemented Recommendations and Unliquidated Obligations. Evaluate Grantee Capacity, Contracting Procedures and Reporting Systems.

   OIG Staff Dedicated to Recovery Act Oversight: The OIG Plans to Have Approximately 40 Dedicated FTE


                         OIG Recovery Act Funds: $20 Million FY 2009 through FY 2012 (Approximately $6 million planned to be used for FY 2010)
      Expiration Date of OIG Recovery Act Funds: FY 2012


  OIG Recovery Act Funds Allocated to Contracts: Yes
              Purpose of Recovery Act Contracts: To Provide Expedited Staffing Services, Systems Testing and Analysis, Outreach/Prevention Training
     Types of Recovery Act Contracts Awarded to
                                                 Interagecny Agreement with OPM for Decicated Staffing Services, Design and Publication of Outreach/Awareness and Training Material
                                          Date:

             Link to OIG Recovery Act Work Plan: http://www.epa.gov/oig/recovery.htm




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                                                                                                               OIG FY 2010 Recovery Act Work Plan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Included on    Expected   Expected
                                  Recovery Act Funds                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Expected
                                                                          Entity Performing                                                                                                                                            Prior       Quarter   Quarter(s)
    Agency      Program Area          Associated         Type of Review                             Project Title                          Background                                             Objective                                                                Number of
                                                                               Review                                                                                                                                               Recovery        Work      Reports
                                   w/Program Area                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Act Plan      Begins      Issued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Y/N)
                                                                                                                                                                             To determine if ARRA obligations, disbursements,
                                                       Administrative /                       Audit of EPA's FY2009
     EPA              All         $    7,200,000,000                      OIG Staff                                                                                          and payroll are fairly presented in EPA's financial   Yes           Q3 FY 09    Q1 FY 10     1
                                                       Financial                              Financial Statements
                                                                                                                                                                             statements.
                                                       Administrative /                       Verification of Amounts                                                        To determine if amounts reported to OMB
     EPA              All         $    7,200,000,000                      OIG Staff                                                                                                                                                Yes           Q3 FY 09    Q1 FY 10     1
                                                       Financial                              Reported to OMB                                                                reconcile to EPA's financial system.


                                                                                                                        EPA plans to use contracts to complete the
                                                                                                                        Superfund remedial cleanup activities the
                                                                                                                                                                             Our objective is to determine whether EPA is
                                                                                                                        Recovery Act authorized. In order to be successful
                                                                                              Audit of EPA's                                                                 ensuring that contractors have the qualifications,
                                                                                                                        at achieving mission goals and objectives, EPA
                                                                                              Assessment of Past                                                             and past performance supports their ability, to
                 Superfund/                                                                                             needs to ensure that the contractors have the
                                                                                              Performance and                                                                carry out Recovery Act activities. We plan to
                   Leaking                                                                                              necessary qualifications and personnel to
     EPA                          $     800,000,000 Performance           OIG Staff           Determination of                                                               answer these questions: (1) Are contractor          Yes             Q3 FY 09    Q2 FY 10     1
                Underground                                                                                             successfully complete their contracted tasks. Past
                                                                                              Responsibility for                                                             performance evaluations completed timely? and
                Storage Tanks                                                                                           performance evaluations provide an indication on
                                                                                              Contractors Awarded                                                            (2) Do EPA's contractor performance and
                                                                                                                        the adequacy of the contractor activities on other
                                                                                              Recovery Act Funds                                                             responsibility determination processes consider all
                                                                                                                        projects. Responsibility determinations assist the
                                                                                                                                                                             available sources of information?
                                                                                                                        Agency in ensuring only qualified contractor
                                                                                                                        receive Recovery Act funds.


                                                                                                                        The Recovery Act included specific requirements
                                                                                                                        for State Revolving Fund activities. One
                                                                                              Review of State                                                                Our objectives are:(1) What impediments exist to
                Drinking Water                                                                                          requirement instructed States to propose projects
                                                                                              Processes to Develop                                                           having projects under contract or construction by
     EPA        State Revolving   $    2,000,000,000 Performance          OIG Staff                                     that were ready to proceed to construction within                                                          Yes            Q3 FY 09    Q1 FY 10           1
                                                                                              Intended Use Plans for                                                         February 17, 2010 and (2) What steps has EPA
                     Funds                                                                                              12 months. States were also to use at least 50
                                                                                              Recovery Act Funding                                                           taken to ensure projects meet this deadline?
                                                                                                                        percent of the funds for forgiveness of principal,
                                                                                                                        negative interest loans, or grants.


                                                                                                                       EPA plans to use interagency agreements to obtain
                                                                                                                       services from the US Army Corps of Engineers for
                                                                                                                                                                             Did the interagency agreements EPA awarded
                                                                                                                       assistance with remedial activities at Superfund
                                                                                                                                                                             using Recovery Act funds identify clear lines of
              Clean and Drinking                                                                                       sites. EPA will also use interagency agreements
                                                                                              EPA's Use of Interagency                                                       responsibility?
                 Water State                                                                                           with the Indian Health Service to construct
     EPA                         $     6,600,000,000 Performance          OIG Staff           Agreements for Recovery                                                                                                              Yes            Q4 FY 09    Q4 FY 10           1
              Revolving Funds /                                                                                        drinking water, sewer, and solid waste facilities.
                                                                                              Act Activities                                                                 Were the interagency agreements EPA awarded
                  Superfund                                                                                            The decision to use an interagency agreement
                                                                                                                                                                             using Recovery Act funds based on sound business
                                                                                                                       needs to be based on a sound business decision,
                                                                                                                                                                             decisions?
                                                                                                                       and interagency agreements need to identify clear
                                                                                                                       lines of responsibility.




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                                                                                                               OIG FY 2010 Recovery Act Work Plan

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


                                                                                                                      The Recovery Act requires the OIG to audit and
                                                                                                                      investigate concerns from three outside sources.
                                                                                                                      Recovery Act Section 1514 requires the OIG to
                                                                                                                      review, as appropriate, any concerns raised by the
                                                                                                                      public about specific investments using stimulus
                                                                                                                      funds. Section 1527 provides that the Recovery
                                                                                                                      Accountability and Transparency Board may
                                                                                              OIG Work in Response to
                                                                                                                      request the OIG conduct (or refrain from
                                                                                              Hotline Calls and                                                          Objectives of this work will be determined as the
     EPA              All         $    7,200,000,000 Other                OIG Staff                                   conducting) an audit or investigation. (The OIG                                                             Yes            Q4 FY 09    Ongoing          TBD
                                                                                              Whistleblower                                                              complaints are received.
                                                                                                                      has final say on whether to complete the review.)
                                                                                              Complaints
                                                                                                                      Lastly, Section 1553 of the Recovery Act requires
                                                                                                                      the OIG to investigate complaints of reprisal
                                                                                                                      against employees who disclose information
                                                                                                                      related to mismanagement, waste, abuse,
                                                                                                                      substantial and specific endangerment of public
                                                                                                                      health or safety, or a violation of law, rule, or
                                                                                                                      regulation related to stimulus funds.




                                                                                                                       The Recovery Act provided $4 billion for the Clean
                                                                                                                       Water State Revolving Fund Program and $2 billion
                                                                                                                       for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
                                                                                                                       Program. The Act also provided specific guidelines
                                                                                                                                                                                To determine whether the recipient of Recovery
              Clean and Drinking                                                                                       for this funding, including: each State using at least
                                                       Administrative /                       Site Review of                                                                    Act funds complied with the requirements of the
     EPA         Water State     $     6,000,000,000                      OIG Staff                                    50 percent of the amount awarded for the                                                                   Yes            Q3 FY 09    Ongoing          TBD
                                                       Financial                              Grant/Loan Recipients                                                             Act, the State Revolving Fund grant/loan
               Revolving Funds                                                                                         forgiveness of principal, negative interest loans, or
                                                                                                                                                                                agreement, and Federal requirements.
                                                                                                                       grants (or a combination); requiring that at least
                                                                                                                       20 percent of the funds awarded be used for green
                                                                                                                       infrastructure, water or energy efficiency
                                                                                                                       improvements, or other environmentally
                                                                                                                       innovative activities; and waiving State matching
                                                                                                                       requirements.


                                                                                                                       The Recovery Act provided $300 million to support
                                                                                                                                                                          To determine whether the recipient of Recovery
                Diesel Emission                        Administrative /                       Site Review of Grant     Clean Diesel program activities. These funds are
     EPA                          $     300,000,000                       OIG Staff                                                                                       Act funds complied with the requirements of the         Yes            Q4 FY 09    Ongoing          TBD
                Reduction Act                          Financial                              Recipients               about 6 times the program’s annual appropriation.
                                                                                                                                                                          Act and Federal requirements.
                                                                                                                       EPA will award $206 million of the funds through
                                                                                                                       national competitions and $88 million to States to
                                                                                                                       support clean diesel grant and loan programs.

                                                                                                                       As a result of the Recovery Act, OMB issued Single
                                                                                                                       Audit supplements to ensure compliance with the
                                                     Administrative /                         Peer Review of Single                                                        To ensure that the Single Audit was adequate and
     EPA              All         $    7,200,000,000                      OIG Staff                                    Recovery Act. For those recipients for which EPA is                                                  Yes                 Q2 Annually Q4 Annually       TBD
                                                     Financial                                Audits                                                                       complied with OMB guidelines
                                                                                                                       the cognizant or oversight agency, peer reviews
                                                                                                                       may be required.




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                                                                                                              OIG FY 2010 Recovery Act Work Plan

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


                                                                                                                        The Recovery Act provided additional funding for
                                                                                                                        five grant programs. EPA will need to ensure that
                                                                                                                        the new funds have sufficient staff to manage the
                                                                                                                        additional projects. Also, EPA will need to ensure
                                                                                                                        that grant and contract management personnel
                                                                                            Audit of EPA's Resource
                                                                                                                        have the resources to properly manage these           To determine (1) how the Agency decided the
                                                                                            Allocation for Recovery
                                                                                                                        projects. If staff are not sufficient in number or    resources needed to manage Recovery Act
     EPA              All         $    7,200,000,000 Performance        OIG Staff           Act Contract and                                                                                                                    No             Q4 FY 09    Q2 FY 10           1
                                                                                                                        not equipped to manage the projects to which          contracts and assistance agreements and (2) EPA's
                                                                                            Assistance Agreement
                                                                                                                        they are assigned, EPA will not be able to provide    method for distributing those resources.
                                                                                            Oversight
                                                                                                                        effective oversight of Recovery Act Projects. This
                                                                                                                        assignment included the work to obtain responses
                                                                                                                        to the Recovery Accountability and Transparency
                                                                                                                        Board Survey provided to Federal agencies in
                                                                                                                        response to Section 1523 of the Recovery Act.


                                                                                                                        EPA conducts annual competitions to award funds
                                                                                                                        under the National Clean Diesel Program. The
                                                                                            Review of EPA's
                                                                                                                        Recovery Act provided $300 million to support
                                                                                            Competition and                                                                   To determine whether EPA promoted competition
                                                                                                                        EPA's Clean Diesel Program activities. EPA planned
                Diesel Emission                                                             Selection of Recovery                                                             to the maximum extent possible and whether the
     EPA                          $     300,000,000 Performance         OIG Staff                                       to award Recovery Act funds using a competition                                                      No                Q4 FY 09    Q3 FY 10           1
                Reduction Act                                                               Act, Diesel Emission                                                              competitions met the goals and requirements of
                                                                                                                        conducted prior to the passage of the Act. EPA's
                                                                                            Reduction Act (DERA)                                                              the Recovery Act.
                                                                                                                        selection process will have to consider
                                                                                            Awards
                                                                                                                        programmatic as well as Recovery Act-specific
                                                                                                                        requirements.


                                                                                                                        The Recovery Act provided the EPA Superfund
                                                                                                                        program $600 million for Remedial clean-up
                                                                                                                        activities. Remedial Action Contracts (RAC) are a
                                                                                                                        primary acquisition vehicle used to conduct long
                                                                                                                        term clean-up and remediation support activities.
                                                                                                                                                                              Our Objectives are to: (1) Review EPA's use of
                                                                                                                        A fundamental risk that exists with contracts, task
                                                                                                                                                                              project management principles and techniques in
                                                                                                                        orders, and work assignments is that EPA may not
                                                                                            Audit of EPA's Efforts to                                                         managing Recovery Act Superfund work to avoid
                                                                                                                        get what it paid for, EPA may not get the desired
     EPA          Superfund       $     600,000,000 Combination         OIG Staff           Prevent Cost Overruns                                                             unnecessary cost overruns and delays.             No            Q1 FY 10    Q3 FY 10     1
                                                                                                                        product or service, or that project delays may
                                                                                            and Project Delays                                                                (2) Review EPA's implementation of its
                                                                                                                        occur. OMB's initial guidance on implementing the
                                                                                                                                                                              Stewardship Plan for Superfund contract cost
                                                                                                                        Recovery Act identified an accountability objective
                                                                                                                                                                              controls.
                                                                                                                        that projects funded under the Recovery Act avoid
                                                                                                                        unnecessary delays and cost overruns. Since the
                                                                                                                        Recovery Act was onetime funding, additional
                                                                                                                        funds may not be available to pay for cost
                                                                                                                        overruns.




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                                                                                                              OIG FY 2010 Recovery Act Work Plan

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


                                                                                                                      Recent OIG audits have disclosed risks associated
                                                                                                                      with the pre-award and monitoring of Interagency
                                                                                                                      Agreements (IAs) awarded to the US Army Corps
                                                                                                                      of Engineers (USACE) and risks in the oversight and
                                                                                                                      accounting of project costs under the US
                                                                                                                      Department of Health and Human Services' Indian
              Clean and Drinking                                                                                                                                              We will review EPA's management of Recovery Act
                                                                                             Audit of EPA's Oversight Health Service (IHS) IAs. Recovery Act funding of IA
                 Water State                                                                                                                                                  Interagency Agreement projects and determine if
       EPA                       $    6,600,000,000 Performance          OIG Staff           of Interagency           projects will significantly increase project officer                                                    No             Q2 FY 10    Q4 FY 10      1
              Revolving Funds /                                                                                                                                               they were accomplished on time, within budget,
                                                                                             Agreements               workloads and project requirements, which will
                  Superfund                                                                                                                                                   and achieved intended objectives and outcomes.
                                                                                                                      require diligent oversight of project activities and
                                                                                                                      the recipient agency's management of projects.
                                                                                                                      Without adequate or sufficient oversight, there is
                                                                                                                      an increased risk of project delays, inflated project
                                                                                                                      costs, cost overruns, and missed or delayed
                                                                                                                      programmatic outcomes.


                                                                                                                       The Recovery Act provided $6 billion and specific
                                                                                                                       funding requirements for State Revolving Fund
                                                                                                                                                                              The OIG will review EPA and State oversight
                                                                                             Review State              programs. The additional Recovery Act funds and
              Clean and Drinking                                                                                                                                              programs to determine whether the programs
                                                    Administrative /                         Administration and        requirements will pose significant challenges if
       EPA       Water State     $    6,000,000,000                      OIG Staff                                                                                            have the capacity to administer and monitor      No            Q2 FY 10    Q4 FY 10      1
                                                    Financial                                Oversight of Recovery     States are not prepared to mange the additional
               Revolving Funds                                                                                                                                                Recovery Act -funded projects and ensure they
                                                                                             Act SRF Projects          projects not only for Recovery Act projects, but
                                                                                                                                                                              achieve intended objectives.
                                                                                                                       also for core program projects throughout the
                                                                                                                       coming fiscal years.

                                                                                                                      OMB has directed that ARRA-funded project
              Air, Water, and                                                                Evaluation of EPA's ARRA decision making needs to take into account              How effective is EPA’s ARRA funding criteria in
 EPA                            $     7,200,000,000 Performance          OIG Staff                                                                                                                                              No           1st         3rd           1
              Solid Waste                                                                    Targeting Criteria       economically disadvantaged communities. The             generating jobs and meeting infrastructure needs?
                                                                                                                      objective for this evaluation is to determine if

                                                                                                                       EPA plans to estimate emission reductions by
                                                                                                                       using the Diesel Emissions Quantifier (DEQ). This
                                                                                                                       web-based tool is to be used by DERA grantees
                                                                                                                       and applicants to calculate preliminary emissions
                                                                                                                       benefits for obtaining grant awards, and also to
                                                                                                                       report final diesel emissions reductions
                                                                                                                       (approximately 18 months after grants are           How did EPA ensure that (1) claimed emission
                                                                                                                       awarded).                                           reductions under ARRA DERA grants are accurate
                                                                                                                                                                           and real; (2) only verified technology was used to
                                                                                                                      EPA plans to rely heavily on diesel emission         retrofit engines; (3) ARRA funds targeted engines
              Air - Diesel
                                                                                             Evaluation of EPA's      reduction technologies evaluated through its         that have the most potential for lifetime emissions
              Emissions
 EPA                            $300,000,000          Performance        OIG Staff           Oversight of ARRA Diesel Environmental Technology Verification (ETV)          reductions; (4) ARRA funds did not pay for          No            1st         4th           1
              Reduction Act
                                                                                             Emissions Reductions     program. For onroad sources, EPA lists 12 verified retrofitting engines that would have been scraped
              (DERA)
                                                                                                                      diesel retrofit technologies and 1 verification fuel or retroffitted anyway (i.e., were funds used to
                                                                                                                      formulation on its Diesel Retrofit Technology        retrofit/replace engines that would have turned
                                                                                                                      Verification website. For nonroad sources, EPA       over on their own, or were not used often, or were
                                                                                                                      (and CARB under arrangements with OTAQ)              unlikely to result in significant exposure)?
                                                                                                                      together have only verified 22 nonroad engine
                                                                                                                      retrofit technologies. Funding for EPA’s ETV
                                                                                                                      program was discontinued in FY 2007, and data
                                                                                                                      demonstrating the results of nonroad diesel
                                                                                                                      emission reduction projects were lacking for many
                                                                                                                      of the projects.




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                                                                                                            OIG FY 2010 Recovery Act Work Plan

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

                                                                                                                     The Recovery Act also provided EPA's Brownfields
                                                                                                                     program with $100 million in supplemental funds
                                                                                           Adherence to              to award site assessment, cleanup, or revolving       Our objective is to determine EPA’s effectiveness
                                                                                           Environmental Due         loan fund grants to support the assessment and        in ensuring adherence to the quality standards and
 EPA          Brownfields      $100,000,000         Performance        OIG Staff           Diligence Standards in    cleanup of properties whose use or                    requirements associated with the activities        No              2nd         4th           1
                                                                                           EPA's Brownfields ARRA    redevelopment is complicated by the presence or       completed under Recovery Act Brownfields site
                                                                                           projects                  perceived presence of harmful contamination. It is    assessments and cleanups.
                                                                                                                     estimated that there are more than 450,000
                                                                                                                     Brownfields in the US.




                                                                                                                     Although EPA has been collecting data on LUST
                                                                                                                     cleanups for years, there are real concerns about
                                                                                                                     its accuracy. EPA’s ARRA guidance imposes four
                                                                                                                     completely new measures (e.g., direct/indirect site
                                                                                                                                                                           1. Determine whether Agency internal controls
                                                                                                                     assessments initiated, direct/indirect site
                                                                                                                                                                           are sufficient for verifying the accuracy and
                                                                                                                     assessments completed) on state LUST programs.
                                                                                                                                                                           completeness of state-reported ARRA
                                                                                                                     Since problems already exist with EPA’s LUST
                                                                                                                                                                           performance measures.
              Underground                                                                                            performance data, there is the possibility EPA's
 EPA                           $200,000             Performance        OIG Staff                                                                                                                                                No            1st         4th           1
              Storage Tanks                                                                                          ARRA-related performance data will also be
                                                                                                                                                                           2. Determine whether the Agency's oversight of
                                                                                                                     inaccurate. There is also concern that EPA may be
                                                                                                                                                                           ARRA LUST funding ensures that states are
                                                                                                                     unable to target stimulus funds to those LUST sites
                                                                                                                                                                           achieving the environmental and human health
                                                                                                                     that pose the greatest threats to human health
                                                                                                                                                                           goals of RCRA, and economic goals of ARRA.
                                                                                                                     and the environment. Since this is a stimulus-
                                                                                                                     related evaluation, we also intend to determine
                                                                                                                     how well the states and EPA estimate the
                                                                                                                     economic impact of the ARRA funding.




                                                                                           Review of EPA             The Recovery Act also established new reporting       To determine whether EPA established a process
                                                                                           Procedures for Ensuring   requirements related to the awarding and use of       to perform limited data quality reviews intended
 EPA          All              $7.2 Billion         Other              OIG Staff           Quality of Recipient      funds to promote transparency, which will help        to identify material omissions and/or significant    No            1st         1st           1
                                                                                           Reporting under the       drive accountability for the timely, prudent, and     reporting errors, and notify the recipients of the
                                                                                           Recovery Act              effective spending of Recovery Act dollars.           need to make appropriate and timely changes.




                                                                                                                                                                           To examine the implementation of EPA's guidance
                                                                                           Review implementation     The Recovery Act also established new reporting
                                                                                                                                                                           for ensuring the quality of recipient reporting
                                                                                           of EPA Procedures for     requirements related to the awarding and use of
                                                                                                                                                                           under the Recovery Act and responsible officials'
 EPA          All              $7.2 Billion         Other              OIG Staff           Ensuring Quality of       funds to promote transparency, which will help                                                          No               3rd         4th           1
                                                                                                                                                                           compliance with prescribed guidance. Examine
                                                                                           Recipient Reporting       drive accountability for the timely, prudent, and
                                                                                                                                                                           the effectiveness of EPA's implemented guidance
                                                                                           under the Recovery Act    effective spending of Recovery Act dollars.
                                                                                                                                                                           in identifying data errors and ommissions.




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