The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the annual report summarising the most serious challenges for the fiscal year 2022. 

The following is the summary of the annual report: 

  1. 1. The EPA must carry out a great role in limiting climate change and its effect on human health.
  2. 2. The EPA must address the environmental hazards and their cumulative risks to the at-risk communities. 
  3. 3. EPA states to protect effectively public health and the environment, EPA must be able to depend on its ability to conduct credible and timely assessments of the risks posed by pesticides, toxic chemicals, and other environmental chemical risks.
  4. 4. All the Science related decisions are to be made based on the principle of scientific integrity to ensure that human health and the environment are protected by using the best available science. EPA must develop new processes and update its regulations, policies, and guidance to protect scientific integrity.
  5. 5. EPA ensures to protect the Information technology and Systems involved in this mission from Cyber threats. 
  6. 6. EPA must effectively oversee the funding and operation of America’s water, wastewater, and other environmental infrastructure.
  7. 7. EPA ensures that regulated entities are following environmental laws and will continue to do so, as enforcement actions effectively deter future noncompliance.

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