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RECORD NUMBER: 44 OF 156
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||EPA Needs Definitive Guidance for Recovery Act and Future Green Reserve Projects. Evaluation Report.|
|Author||J. Coll ; D. Engelberg ; L. Fuller ; J. Hamann ; M. Reed|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of the Inspector General.|
|Additional Subjects||US EPA ; Project management ; Recovery ; Water pollution control ; States(United States) ; Drinking water ; Water quality ; Public health ; Energy efficiency ; Financial management ; Loans ; Grants ; Green reserve projects ; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act(ARRA) ; Office of Inspector General(OIG)|
As part of our efforts to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) management of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding, we evaluated whether EPA has developed and implemented adequate controls to ensure that States actively solicited for green reserve projects before reprogramming such funds to traditional projects. The Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds provide low-interest loans for protecting water quality and public health. The ARRA provided $6 billion in capitalization grants to the States for these funds. ARRA required at least 20 percent of this funding to support green projects: water or energy efficiency, green infrastructure, or environmentally innovative activities.