Key Reports from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of the Inspector General


Debroah Ledoux (Editor)

Series: American Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL030000

This book provides meaningful reports from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of the Inspector General. In addition to providing details of some key successful operations within the agency, the reports also provide details about operations within the agency that need updated measures and controls to be effective.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. 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

Chapter 2. Differences in Processing Practices Could Decrease the Reliability of Ozone Data Used for Assessing Air Quality to Protect Public Health

Chapter 3. Management Alert: Certain State, Local and Tribal Data Processing Practices Could Impact Suitability of Data for 8-Hour Ozone Air Quality Determinations

Chapter 4. Improved Data and EPA Oversight Are Needed to Assure Compliance with the Standards for Benzene Content in Gasoline

Chapter 5. EPA Is Taking Steps to Improve State Drinking Water Program Reviews and Public Water Systems Compliance Data

Chapter 6. EPA’s Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research Program Is Delivering Timely and Relevant Data to the Office of Water

Chapter 7. EPA’s Voluntary WaterSense Program Demonstrated Success

Chapter 8. EPA Has Not Reported to Congress on BEACH Act Progress as Statutorily Required or Fully Documented Budget Decisions

Chapter 9. EPA Needs to Provide Leadership and Better Guidance to Improve Fish Advisory Risk Communications

Chapter 10. EPA Needs to Evaluate the Impact of the Revised Agricultural Worker Protection Standard on Pesticide Exposure Incidents

Chapter 11. EPA Can Better Manage State Pesticide Cooperative Agreements to More Effectively Use Funds and Reduce Risk of Pesticide Misuse

Chapter 12. EPA Can Better Reduce Risks from Illegal Pesticides by Effectively Identifying Imports for Inspection and Sampling

Chapter 13. EPA Can Strengthen Its Oversight of Herbicide Resistance with Better Management Controls

Chapter 14. EPA Needs to Manage Pesticide Funds More Efficiently


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