Department of Environmental Conservation

Contract with Environmental Products and Services, Inc.

The contractor provided environmental services such as investigating and remediating areas contaminated by oil spills and other hazardous waste. We reviewed contract records maintained by the Department of Environmental Conservation as well as selected reimbursement claims submitted by the contractor. We identified a number of incorrect accounting entries that had been made by the Department, as well several duplicate payments that had been made (and recovered) by the Department. We recommend that the Department take steps to ensure that its contract records are accurately maintained. We also determined that a refund of $431 was due from the contractor, because some of the payments made to the contractor were based on unsupported or inaccurate reimbursement claims.

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