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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


Office of Investigations Overview and Investigative Priorities

Report Overview with Haidee Lai


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


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

Report Overview with Andre von Hoyer


The CSB’s Fiscal Year 2024 Top Management Challenges

Report Overview with Claire McWilliams


The EPA’s Fiscal Year 2024 Top Management Challenges

Report Overview with Shannon Lackey


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)


The EPA Needs to Address Increasing Air Pollution at Ports

Report Overview with Rich Jones


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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

Report Overview with Chuck Sheehan


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

Report Overview with Alicia Buchanan


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

Report Overview with Gloria Taylor-Upshaw


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

Report Overview with Renee McGhee-Lenart

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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


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

Report Overview with Alli Dutton


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


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

Report Overview with Sarah Davidson


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

Report Overview with John Trefry


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

Report Overview with Jill Trynosky


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


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


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


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

Report Overview with Jean Bloom


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


Management Weaknesses Delayed Response to Flint Water Crisis

Report Overview with Alonzo Munyeneh


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


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


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


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

Report Overview with Rich Jones


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


EPA’s Voluntary WaterSense Program Demonstrated Success

Report Overview with Renee McGhee-Lenart


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

Report Overview with Tina Lovingood


Gold King Mine Release: Inspector General Response to Congressional Requests

Report Overview with Bao Chuong


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

Report Overview with Teresa Richardson


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

Report Overview with Denton Stafford


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

Report Overview with Charles Brunton


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


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


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


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

Report Overview with Cathy Allen


EPA Needs to Improve Oversight of Its Transit Subsidy Benefits Program

Report Overview with Gabby Fekete


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

Report Overview with Neven Soliman


CSB Needs to Continue to Improve Agency Governance and Operations

Report Overview with Tiffine Johnson-Davis


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

Report Overview with Alli Dutton


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

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Report Overview with Randy Holthaus


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


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


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

Report Overview with Khadija Walker


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

Report Overview with Jim Kohler


EPA Does Not Effectively Control or Monitor Imports of Hazardous Waste

Report Overview with Michael Wilson


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


FY 2015 EPA Management Challenges

Report Overview with Katie Butler


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


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

Report Overview with Leah Nikaidoh


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

Report Overview with Marcia Hirt-Reigeluth


EPA's Fleet Management Program Needs Improvement

Report Overview with Jerri Dorsey


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


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


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

Report Overview with Christine Baughman


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

Report Overview with Jill Trynosky


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


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

Report Overview with Vanessa Rodriguez-Moya


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

Report Overview with John Trefry


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