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Fraudcast with Jason Abend 
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Fraudcast with Jason Abend

Fraud Alert

Business Email Compromise

Report Overview with Michael Sparks

#24-N-0016

Office of Investigations Overview and Investigative Priorities

Report Overview with Haidee Lai

#24-P-0014

The EPA Needs to Improve the Completeness and Accuracy of the Obligation and Outlay Information That It Reports in USAspending.gov

Report Overview with Jarrett Rickerds

#24-P-0012

The EPA Clean School Bus Program Could Be Impacted by Utility Delays

Report Overview with Andre von Hoyer

#24-N-0010

The CSB’s Fiscal Year 2024 Top Management Challenges

Report Overview with Claire McWilliams

#24-N-0008

The EPA’s Fiscal Year 2024 Top Management Challenges

Report Overview with Shannon Lackey

#23-F-0002

Audit of the EPA’s Fiscal Years 2021 and 2020 Toxic Substances Control Act Service Fee Fund Financial Statements

Report Overview with Ryan Atkins (OSRE)

#23-E-0033

The EPA Needs to Address Increasing Air Pollution at Ports

Report Overview with Rich Jones

#23-P-0032

The EPA Must Improve Controls and Integrate Its Information System to Manage Fraud Potential in the Renewable Fuel Standard Program

Report Overview with Alicia Buchanan

#23-E-0013

The EPA’s January 2021 PFBS Toxicity Assessment Did Not Uphold the Agency’s Commitments to Scientific Integrity and Information Quality

Report Overview with Chip Triebwasser

#23-E-0012

The EPA’s Residential Wood Heater Program Does Not Provide Reasonable Assurance that Heaters Are Properly Tested and Certified Before Reaching Consumers

Report Overview with Seth Gerhart

#23-E-0006

The EPA Is Not on Track to Reach Its National Compliance Initiative Goals to Stop Aftermarket Defeat Devices and Tampered Vehicles

Report Overview with Cara Lindsey

#22-P-0046

The EPA Needs to Fully Address the OIG’s 2018 Flint Water Crisis Report Recommendations by Improving Controls, Training, and Risk Assessments

Podcast: What is the EPA OIG Hotline? 
Report Overview with Iantha Maness

#21-E-0226

EPA’s Emergency Response Systems at Risk of Having Inadequate Security Controls

Report Overview with Bo Park

Visión de conjunto de Podcast del informe de la OIG (Spanish podcast)

#21-P-0223

EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management Lacked a Nationally Consistent Strategy for Communicating Health Risks at Contaminated Sites

Report Overview with Roopa Mulchandani

#21-E-0219

EPA Needs to Measure and Track Performance of Programs Eliminated in President’s Budget but Later Funded by Congress

EPA OIG Commemorates Whistleblower Appreciation Day: IG Message and Whistleblower Protection Podcast 
Report Overview with Alton Reid

#21-E-0146

EPA Deviated from Typical Procedures in Its 2018 Dicamba Pesticide Registration Decision

Report Overview with Chuck Sheehan

#21-P-0132

Resource Constraints, Leadership Decisions, and Workforce Culture Led to a Decline in Federal Enforcement

Report Overview with Alicia Buchanan

#21-P-0115

EPA Does Not Always Adhere to Its Established Action Development Process for Rulemaking

Report Overview with Gloria Taylor-Upshaw

#21-E-0033

EPA Needs to Improve Its Planning and Management of Laboratory Consolidation Efforts

Report Overview with Renee McGhee-Lenart

Podcast en español

#20-N-0128

Management Alert: Prompt Action Needed to Inform Residents Living Near Ethylene Oxide-Emitting Facilities About Health Concerns and Actions to Address Those Concerns

Report Overview with Julie Narimatsu

#20-P-0062

EPA Needs to Improve Its Emergency Planning to Better Address Air Quality Concerns During Future Disasters

Report Overview with Alli Dutton

#20-P-0047

EPA Failed to Develop Required Cost and Benefit Analyses and to Assess Air Quality Impacts on Children's Health for Proposed Glider Repeal Rule Allowing Used Engines in Heavy-Duty Trucks

Report Overview with Sarah Davidson

#19-P-0302

EPA Not Effectively Implementing the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

Report Overview with Sarah Davidson

#19-P-0275

EPA Needs to Determine Strategies and Level of Support for Overseeing State Managed Pollinator Protection Plans

Report Overview with John Trefry

#19-P-0155

Actions Needed to Strengthen Controls over the EPA Administrator's and Associated Staff's Travel

Report Overview with Jill Trynosky

#19-P-0002

EPA Unable to Assess the Impact of Hundreds of Unregulated Pollutants in Land-Applied Biosolids on Human Health and the Environment

OIG Special Agent Alan Huntsinger discusses a consumer scam using the EPA’s name to fraudulently misrepresent a product 
Report Overview with Beto Ibarra

#18-P-0288

EPA Paid $14.5 Million to Foreign Fellows that Could Have Funded Research by U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents

Report Overview with Leon Carter

#18-P-0271

Delayed Cleanup of Asbestos Debris at the Old Davis Hospital Site Necessitates Changes for EPA Region 4 and North Carolina

Report Overview with Hilda Canes-Garduño

#18-P-0270

EPA Needs to Re-Evaluate Its Compliance Monitoring Priorities for Minimizing Asbestos Risks in Schools

Report Overview with Jean Bloom

#18-P-0239

EPA Asserts Statutory Law Enforcement Authority to Protect Its Administrator but Lacks Procedures to Assess Threats and Identify the Proper Level of Protection

Report Overview with Charles Brunton

#18-P-0221

Management Weaknesses Delayed Response to Flint Water Crisis

Report Overview with Alonzo Munyeneh

#18-P-0217

Management Alert - To Minimize Risk of Environmental Harm, the Security Categorization of Electronic Manifest System Data Needs to Be Re-Evaluated

Report Overview with Jim Kohler

#18-P-0181

EPA Did Not Identify Volkswagen Emissions Cheating; Enhanced Controls Now Provide Reasonable Assurance of Fraud Detection

Special Agent Clay Brown and OIG Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer Scott Levine about FOIA Requests to the EPA OIG 
Report Overview with Danielle Tesch

#18-P-0071

EPA Has Not Reported to Congress on BEACH Act Progress as Statutorily Required or Fully Documented Budget Decisions

Report Overview with Cathy Allen#18-P-0036  

EPA Paid $1.5 Million for Subsidized and Unoccupied Parking Spaces Over a 2-Year Period  

 
Report Overview with Dwayne Crawford#18-P-0024  

EPA Telework Program Is Consistent With U.S. Office of Personnel Management Guidance
Discussion with Al Bailey about Phishing at the EPA 
Discussion with Craig Cruz and Maria Leta-Leroux about the Victims-Witness Assistance Program 
Report Overview with Eric Jackson

#17-P-0409

Management Alert - EPA Has Not Initiated Required Background Investigations for Information Systems Contractor Personnel

Report Overview with Rich Jones

#17-P-0396

Eleven Years After Agreement, EPA Has Not Developed Reliable Emission Estimation Methods to Determine Whether Animal Feeding Operations Comply With Clean Air Act and Other Statutes

Discussion with Sanchai Dean about Data Analytics 
Discussion with Chris Lukas about The Darknet 
Discussion with Cat Bailey about The Role of an EPA OIG Special Agent 
Report Overview with Kathy Hess

#17-P-0352

EPA’s Voluntary WaterSense Program Demonstrated Success

Report Overview with Renee McGhee-Lenart

#17-P-0350

EPA Implemented Prior OIG Recommendations, but Additional Guidance Could Strengthen the Human Subjects Research Program

Report Overview with Tina Lovingood

#17-P-0250

Gold King Mine Release: Inspector General Response to Congressional Requests

Report Overview with Bao Chuong

#17-P-0249

Improved Data and EPA Oversight Are Needed to Assure Compliance With the Standards for Benzene Content in Gasoline

Report Overview with Teresa Richardson

#17-P-0062

Congressionally Requested Audit - EPA Needs to Improve Processes for Preserving Text Messages as Federal Records

Report Overview with Denton Stafford

#17-P-0053

Additional Measures Can Be Taken to Prevent Deaths and Serious Injuries From Residential Fumigations

Report Overview with Charles Brunton

#17-P-0004

Drinking Water Contamination in Flint, Michigan, Demonstrates a Need to Clarify EPA Authority to Issue Emergency Orders to Protect the Public

Report Overview with Kevin Collins

#16-P-0333

Enhanced Controls Needed to Prevent Further Abuse of Religious Compensatory Time

Discussion with Chris Lukas about The Electronic Crimes Division 
Report Overview with Kathy Hess

#16-P-0296

Progress Made, but Improvements Needed at CTS of Asheville Superfund Site in North Carolina to Advance Cleanup Pace and Reduce Potential Exposure

Discussion with Clay Brown about Prevention and Detection Fraud, Waste and Abuse in the EPA 
Report Overview with Jim Kohler

#16-P-0275

EPA Has Not Met Certain Statutory Requirements to Identify Environmental Impacts of Renewable Fuel Standard

Report Overview with Cathy Allen

#16-P-0268

EPA Needs to Improve Oversight of Its Transit Subsidy Benefits Program

Report Overview with Gabby Fekete

#16-P-0194

EPA Needs Better Data, Plans and Tools to Manage Insect Resistance to Genetically Engineered Corn

Report Overview with Neven Soliman

#16-P-0179

CSB Needs to Continue to Improve Agency Governance and Operations

Report Overview with Tiffine Johnson-Davis

#16-P-0162

EPA Needs to Assess Environmental and Economic Benefits of Completed Clean Water State Revolving Fund Green Projects

Report Overview with Alli Dutton

#16-P-0108

Drinking Water: EPA Needs to Take Additional Steps to Ensure Small Community Water Systems Designated as Serious Violators Achieve Compliance

Informe y Podcast en Espanol

Report Overview with Randy Holthaus

#16-P-0082

EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment: Obtainable Records Show EPA Followed Required Procedures Without Bias or Predetermination, but a Possible Misuse of Position Noted

Discussion with Dr. Bruce Woods about Scientific Integrity and Lab Fraud 
Discussion with Clay Brown about How the EPA OIG Hotline Works 
Discussion with Brian Scriver about The "Guardians" Project (Federal Program Fraud Task Force) 
Report Overview with Lela Wong

#15-P-0298

Early Warning Report: EPA Region 9 Should Withhold Award of the Fiscal Year 2015 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Grant to the Hawaii Department of Health

Report Overview with Natasha Henry

#15-P-0279

EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program Lacks Adequate Support and Transparency and Should Be Assessed for Continuation

Report Overview with Khadija Walker

#15-P-0204

Enhanced EPA Oversight and Action Can Further Protect Water Resources From the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing

Report Overview with Jim Kohler

#15-P-0172

EPA Does Not Effectively Control or Monitor Imports of Hazardous Waste

Report Overview with Michael Wilson

#15-P-0168

EPA Should Update Guidance to Address the Release of Potentially Harmful Quantities of Asbestos That Can Occur Under EPA’s Asbestos Demolition Standard

Report Overview with Erin Barnes-Weaver

#15-N-0164

FY 2015 EPA Management Challenges

Report Overview with Katie Butler

#15-P-0137

Conditions in the U.S. Virgin Islands Warrant EPA Withdrawing Approval and Taking Over Management of Some Environmental Programs and Improving Oversight of Others

Report Overview with Rich Jones

#15-P-0101

EPA Regions Have Considered Environmental Justice When Targeting Facilities for Air Toxics Inspections

Report Overview with Leah Nikaidoh

#15-N-0025

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

Report Overview with Marcia Hirt-Reigeluth

#15-P-0001

EPA's Fleet Management Program Needs Improvement

Report Overview with Jerri Dorsey

#14-P-0349

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

Report Overview with Genevieve Soule

#14-P-0348

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

Report Overview with Erica Hauck

#14-P-0324

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

Report Overview with Christine Baughman

#14-P-0321

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

Report Overview with Jill Trynosky

#14-P-0302

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

Report Overview with Deputy Inspector General Chuck SheehanEPA's Key Management Challenges 2014
Report Overview with Renee McGhee-Lenart

#14-P-0154

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

Report Overview with Vanessa Rodriguez-Moya

#14-P-0037

Early Warning Report: Internal Controls and Management Actions Concerning John C. Beale's Travel

Report Overview with John Trefry

#14-P-0036

Early Warning Report: Internal Controls and Management Actions Concerning John C. Beale Pay Issues