Department of Environmental Conservation

Revenue Controls and Collections (Follow-Up Review)

The Department of Environmental Conservation collects fees and fines from a variety of sources. In our prior audit report 98-S-67, we examined the Departmentís controls over this revenue and identified significant weaknesses. For example, the controls were not effective in ensuring that revenues were properly collected, promptly deposited and accurately reported, and the Departmentís revenue collection systems were cumbersome and outdated. We recommended the Department assess the costs and benefits of expanding the use of bank lock-boxes, developing electronic forms for fee payers, and allowing payments to be made electronically or through wire transfers. In our follow-up review, we found that substantial progress had been made in the implementation of these and other of our prior recommendations.

For a complete copy of Report 2001-F-31 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.