"Attached is our report, Hurricane Katrina Debris Removal Activities in the City of Kenner, Louisiana. We contracted with the independent public accounting firm Foxx & Company to perform this review. The report identifies five reportable conditions and questions $5,466,587 for ineligible costs claimed by the Parish. We discussed the results of the audit with FEMA, GOHSEP, and City of Kenner officials on November 12, 2008. FEMA officials concurred with the findings and recommendations. With respect to Finding C, FEMA officials acknowledged the need for a clarification of the agency's policy concerning trucks being more than 95% full when carrying vegetative or construction and demolition debris. GOHSEP and City officials said that they would reserve their official comments on the findings and recommendations until after the report is issued. We appreciate the cooperation you and your staff provided to our contractor, Foxx & Company, and us during the audit. Please advise this office by April 9, 2009, of the actions taken or planned to implement the recommendations, including target completion dates for any planned actions."
Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General: http://www.dhs.gov/xoig/