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EPA Watchdog to Scrutinize Potential Abuse of Infrastructure Money

Jan. 18, 2023, 6:45 PM

The EPA’s internal watchdog says it will take a hard look in fiscal 2023 at whether grant money under the infrastructure bill is being wasted or stolen, according to a planning document.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General on Wednesday released the document, an outline a series of oversight plans for the coming year touching on grant funding, climate change, hazardous substances and more.

One effort will scrutinize whether applications for rebates under the EPA’s $5 billion clean school bus program, funded by the infrastructure bill (Public Law 117-58), met eligibility requirements, and “to what extent the ...