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Semiannual Report to Congress: October 1, 2021–March 31, 2022

Report Number
EPA-350-R-22-001

This semiannual report is an opportunity to review the OIG’s achievements during the first half of fiscal year 2022; focus on goals for the second part of the year; and ensure that we are achieving our mission of preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, and misconduct related to the programs and operations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. The OIG, among other accomplishments, issued recommendations to the EPA for updating agencywide risk assessment strategies, looked into the Agency’s response to drinking water systems contaminated with lead in two Michigan communities, and aided a federal investigation into a conspiracy to defraud companies by issuing worthless bonds to insure large-scale construction projects.

Report Type
Report sub-type
Questioned Costs
$0
Funds for Better Use
$29,677,000