NLPES Library—Environment and Natural Resources

7/27/2020

Issues Covered by This Site

This section of the NLPES Audit Report Library includes audit reports about the environment, conservation, natural resources, water, waste management, land use, climate change, air quality, state parks, hunting, fishing and other related issues.

Instructions for Using the Report Library

To access any report listed below, go to the legislative program evaluation or performance audit agency's website. A link to the agency is provided at the end of each report citation. If you cannot locate the report, contact Brenda Erickson or the NLPES key contact for that office.

2018 Reports

  • State and Regional Water Boards: They Must Do More to Ensure That Local Jurisdictions’ Costs to Reduce Storm Water Pollution Are Necessary and Appropriate March 2018), Report 2017‑118, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery: It Has Not Provided the Oversight Necessary to Ensure That the Mattress Recycling Program Fulfills Its Purpose (August 2018), Report 2018-107, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • "Follow-Up Audit: Reviewing Agencies’ Implementation of Selected Performance Audit Recommendations" (April 2018), R-18-008, Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit; www.kslpa.org
  • "Division of Administration-Office of State Lands: Inventory of State Lands" (August 2018), Louisiana Legislative Auditor; https://www.lla.la.gov/
  • "Division of Administration-Office of State Lands: Management of State Leases" (October 2018), Louisiana Legislative Auditor; https://www.lla.la.gov/
  • "Flint Water Service Line Replacement Expenditures" (June 2018), 761-3017-17, Michigan Office of the Auditor General; https://audgen.michigan.gov/
  • "MiWaters" (March 2018), 761-0592-17, Michigan Office of the Auditor General; https://audgen.michigan.gov/
  • "Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Program" (February 2018), 186-0420-17, Michigan Office of the Auditor General; https://audgen.michigan.gov/
  • "Fisheries Division" (March 2018), 751-0150-17, Michigan Office of the Auditor General; https://audgen.michigan.gov/
  • "Clean Michigan Initiative Environmental Protection Programs" (December 2018), 761-0217-18, Michigan Office of the Auditor General; https://audgen.michigan.gov/
  • "Update of Cost Estimates for an Alternative Approach to Meeting PA’s Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Targets" (February 2018), Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee; http://lbfc.legis.state.us
  • "Feasibility of Establishing a Water Use Fee in Pennsylvania" (June 2018), Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee; http://lbfc.legis.state.pa.us
  • "Update of Cost Estimates for an Alternative Approach to Meeting PA’s Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Targets" (February 2018), Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee; http://lbfc.legis.state.pa.us
  • "Feasibility of Establishing a Water Use Fee in Pennsylvania" (June 2018), Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee; http://lbfc.legis.state.pa.us
  • "A Performance Audit of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission" (March 2019), Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee; http://lbfc.legis.state.pa.us
  • Nueces River Authority (April 2018), Texas Sunset Advisory Commission; https://www.sunset.texas.gov/
  • Lower Colorado River Authority (Oct 2018), Texas Sunset Advisory Commission; https://www.sunset.texas.gov/
  • Red River Authority of Texas (April 2018), Texas Sunset Advisory Commission; https://www.sunset.texas.gov/
  • Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (Nov 2018), Texas Sunset Advisory Commission; https://www.sunset.texas.gov/
  • Geoscientists, Texas Board of Professional (Aug 2018), Texas Sunset Advisory Commission; https://www.sunset.texas.gov/
  • Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (April 2018), Texas Sunset Advisory Commission; https://www.sunset.texas.gov/
  • School Land Board (July 2018), Texas Sunset Advisory Commission; https://www.sunset.texas.gov/
  • Veterans' Land Board (July 2018), Texas Sunset Advisory Commission; https://www.sunset.texas.gov/
  • "Measuring Outcomes of Land Acquisitions and Regulations" (January 2018), Washington Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee; http://leg.wa.gov/jlarc/
  • "Wildfire Suppression Funding and Costs" (January 2018), Washington Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee; http://leg.wa.gov/jlarc/

2019 Reports

  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife: It Is Not Fulfilling Its Responsibilities Under the California Environmental Quality Act (June 2019), Report 2018-119, California State Auditor’s Office; https://www.auditor.ca.gov/
  • Pollution Remediation by State Entities (December 2019), Report No. 17-19, Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts; https://www.audits.ga.gov/
  • "Community and Non-community Water Supplies" (January 2019), 761-0320-15F, Michigan Office of the Auditor General; https://audgen.michigan.gov/
  • "Per-and Polyfluorolkyl Substances (PFAS) Activities" (January 2019), 919-MDEQ-LR, Michigan Office of the Auditor General; https://audgen.michigan.gov/
  • Flint Water Service Line Replacement Expenditures (October 2019), 761-3017-19, Michigan Office of the Auditor General; https://audgen.michigan.gov/
  • Office of the Great Lakes (August 2019), 751-0321-18, Michigan Office of the Auditor General; https://audgen.michigan.gov/
  • Opportunities Exist to Improve the Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program and Recover $1.7 Million in Annual Costs (January 2019), North Carolina Program Evaluation Division; http://www.ncleg.net/PED
  • Stream Restoration Projects Receive Duplicative State Funding and Inadequate Performance Management (March 2019), North Carolina Program Evaluation Division; http://www.ncleg.net/PED
  • "A Performance Audit of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission" (March 2019), Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee; http://lbfc.legis.state.pa.us
  • "Performance Evaluation of the Department of Environmental Protection Chapter 102 and Chapter 105 Permitting Programs" (June 2019), Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee; http://lbfc.legis.state.pa.us
  • Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (December 2019), Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission; http://jlarc.virginia.gov/

2020 Reports

  • Louisiana's Management of Water Resources (February 2020), Louisiana Legislative Auditor; https://www.lla.la.gov/
  • A Study in Response to Act 2019-20: Non-Economic Impacts of Single-Use Container Bans/Fees (June 2020); Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee; http://lbfc.legis.state.pa.us/