The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General has released a report on issues within the agency’s New Chemicals Program under the Toxic Substances Control Act. The report details issues with guidance and transparency in the new chemicals process, with the agency failing to consistently develop guidance and other documents essential to the program.
OIG, TSCA, and more
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) acts as the agency’s independent watchdog group, reviewing issues of fraud, waste, and abuse within the agency as well as identifying a more efficient and cost-effective manner to run the agency. OIG produces reports on various aspects of EPA programs to determine both issues as well as recommendations for how the agency can remedy the issues.
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