We performed this audit in Management Reform Act, which requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prepare, and the Office of Inspector General to audit, the Agency's financial statements each year. Our primary objectives were to determine whether: EPA's consolidated financial statements were fairly stated in all material respects. EPA's internal controls over financial reporting were in place. EPA management complied with applicable laws and regulations. The requirement for audited financial statements was enacted to help bring about improvements in agencies' financial management practices, systems, and controls so that timely, reliable information is available for managing federal programs.