This is a report on the subject evaluation conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This report contains findings that describe the problems the OIG has identified and corrective actions the OIG recommends. This report represents the opinion of the OIG and does not necessarily represent the final EPA position. Final determinations on matters in this report will be made by EPA managers in accordance with established audit resolution procedures.
The purpose of this review was to determine how effectively the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is managing the human health and environmental risks of nanomaterials.
Scope and Methodology
2. EPA Does Not Have Sufficient Information and Processes to Effectively Manage Nanomaterial Risks
Formal Coordination Process Needed to Prioritize Work and Assess Nanomaterial Risks
EPA Should Improve Communicating Nanomaterial Information to the Limitations in Detection and Assessment Inhibit
Existing TSCA Limitations Challenge Nanomaterial Management Effective Management
Agency Comments and OIG Evaluation
3. Status of Recommendations and Potential Monetary Benefits
A: Agency Response and OIG Comment