United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Office of the Inspector General Semiannual Report to Congress (NUREG-1415, Vol. 14, No. 2)

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Manuscript Completed: March 2002
Date Published: March 2002
Reporting Period: October 1, 2001 – March 31, 2002

Office of the Inspector General
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555

Availability Notice

Memorandum to the Chairman

On behalf of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), I am pleased to submit this Semiannual Report to the U.S. Congress. This report summarizes significant OIG activities during the period from October 1, 2001, to March 31, 2002, in compliance with Sections 4 and 5 of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended.

During this reporting period, our office completed nine audits of NRC's programs and operations. This work led OIG to make a number of recommendations and suggestions to NRC for program improvement. In addition, OIG completed 26 investigations and 1 event inquiry and made 9 referrals to NRC management. Finally, OIG analyzed six contract audit reports issued by the Defense Contract Audit Agency. Overall, these analyses caused OIG to question $276,384 in costs.

OIG remains steadfast in its resolve to assist NRC with the many challenges associated with regulating the Nation's civilian use of nuclear power. I look forward to continuing to work collabor-atively with the NRC Commission and with agency managers and staff toward our common goal of ensuring the effectiveness, efficiency, and integrity of the programs that ultimately protect the health and safety of the public.


Hubert T. Bell
Inspector General

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