ABSTRACT

EPA OIG's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Pandemic Report as of March 2021   [open pdf - 609KB]

From the Introduction: "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General is continuing to meet challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic--that is, the SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2] virus and the resultant COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] disease--by initiating audits, evaluations, and investigations related to the pandemic's impact on the EPA's and the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board's missions to protect people, public health, and the environment. We are examining and identifying how the pandemic has affected Agency programs and operations, from emergency responses to releases of hazardous substances to air quality enforcement to potential misconduct and criminal activity. We are working with our oversight partners, including other federal offices of inspectors general; the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee under the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency; and the U.S. Government Accountability Office, to coordinate our work and address matters of interagency or cross-jurisdictional concern."

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2021-03
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Public Domain
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: https://www.epa.gov/
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