Bloomberg Law
Jan. 25, 2022, 11:00 AM

EPA Seeks to Avoid ‘Recipe for Fraud’ on Infrastructure Spending

Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee

The EPA is creating a new program to make sure the $50 billion it got in the bipartisan infrastructure package isn’t frittered away or misused, according to the official responsible for overseeing how it’s spent.

The new program from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer is an “agency-wide program integrity framework” that addresses risk management, internal controls, and payment integrity, Zealan Hoover, senior adviser to Administrator Michael Regan, told Bloomberg Law.

The effort could help allay concerns from the EPA’s internal watchdog about the agency’s ability to manage the unprecedented sums it got in the bipartisan ...

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