Patton Boggs Insights - December 2012: Chemical Safety Board: EPA OIG Auditing CSB’s Investigative Process


EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is undertaking an audit of the Chemical Safety Board’s (CSB) investigative process with the aim of helping the board identify areas for improvement. A letter to board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso on October 17 spelled out the objective and scope of the project along with responsibilities of the two government entities. In the correspondence, OIG asked for several sets of data by October 25, including Board-approved current or final work plans for six investigations CSB has undertaken, and the Board’s system for measuring actual performance and promoting accountability in its investigative process. No timetable was given for completion of the effort.