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Inspection Report: IG-0604

June 2, 2003

Inspection of Savannah River Operations Office Management of Emergency Response and Law Enforcement-Related Grants

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an inspection of select grants funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Operations Office (SRO). Specifically, the purpose of this inspection was to review the oversight and management of grant monies awarded by SRO for emergency response and law enforcement-related activities. SRO has five such grants. The State of Georgia received two grants, and the State of South Carolina received three grants. Financial obligations for the five grants for Fiscal Years (FYs) 2001 and 2002 were approximately $2,682,534 and $3,004,728, respectively. The Georgia agencies responsible for managing the grants are the Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Natural Resources. The South Carolina agencies responsible for managing the grants are the Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Emergency Management Division.