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Grant Violations Lead EPA’s Internal Watchdog to Issue Warning

Sept. 15, 2022, 8:41 PM

The EPA’s internal watchdog uncovered 364 instances of noncompliance with federal laws on grants awarded between fiscal 2019 and fiscal 2021, spanning nine agency programs that will get funding under last year’s infrastructure law.

The unprecedented amount of grant money that the EPA is sending out under the infrastructure law (Public Law 117-58) makes it “crucial” that known instances of noncompliance are fixed, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General said in a Thursday report.

Most of the problems fell under the EPA’s clean water state revolving fund and drinking water state revolving fund. Other cases of noncompliance ...