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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Superfund Financial Activities at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry for Fiscal Year 1992," (A-04-93-04518)

July 26, 1994

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (1.98 mb). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This final audit report points out that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) obligated $56.2 million and disbursed about $54.8 million in Superfund resources during FY 1992. The ATSDR generally administered the fund according to Superfund legislation, however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ATSDR did not have procedures in place to ensure that all Superfund grantees had obtained independent audits. We are recommending that the Public Health Service (PHS) direct CDC and ATSDR to establish procedures to ensure that all Superfund grantees submit audit reports, sanction grantees unwilling to have a proper audit, and require the 16 grantees identified in this report to obtain the necessary audits. The PHS generally concurred with our recommendations.