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Bureau of Land Management’s Mineral Materials Program

THU, APRIL 3, 2014, 01:55 PM EST

OIG audited BLM’s mineral materials program and found that BLM has little assurance that it obtains market value for mineral materials, recovers the processing cost for mineral contracts, verifies sales production, or resolves issues of unauthorized use. Read More >


U.S. Department of the Interior’s Underground Injection Control Activities

WED, APRIL 2, 2014, 12:04 PM EST

OIG found that wastewater wells on DOI lands could threaten nearby drinking water supplies. Read More >


Bureau of Indian Affairs Real Property Leases

FRI, JANUARY 31, 2014, 03:58 PM EST

OIG performed an inspection of BIA real property leases and found the Bureau had leased property without approval in excess of square footage limits. OIG identified more than $32 million spent without GSA leasing approval. Read More >


Records Management at Selected Bureau of Indian Affairs' Agency Offices

FRI, JANUARY 31, 2014, 03:21 PM EST

An inspection of record keeping at three BIA agency offices found that two offices had significant shortcomings and that record keeping at some agencies needs improvement. We subsequently made three recommendations to BIA to improve its record keeping. Read More >


Investigative Report of OSM Environmental Review

FRI, DECEMBER 20, 2013, 03:07 PM EST

We investigated whether OSM pressured contractors to lower their estimate of the number of potential job losses associated with a proposed rule to protect streams located near coal mines, and then ended the contract when they refused. Read More >