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2020-OE-0003-01
Status
Closed
Date Issued
April 08, 2021
Closed Date
February 07, 2024
Develop and issue a departmentwide policy that notes that radon is a radioactive substance and outlines HUD's requirements to test for and mitigate excessive radon levels in accordance with 24 CFR 50.3(i)(1) and 58.5(i)(2)(i).
OIG Component Office
Evaluation
Program Office
Community Planning and Development
Questioned Costs
$0.00
Better Funds Use
$0.00
Priority
No
Sensitive
No

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Funds Put to Better Use
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Questioned Costs
Questioned Costs

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Sensitive
Sensitive

Sensitive information refers to information that could have a damaging import if released to the public and, therefore, must be restricted from public disclosure.

Priority
Priority

We believe these open recommendations, if implemented, will have the greatest impact on helping HUD achieve its mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

Community Planning and Development

  • Closed on October 31, 2022

    Develop and provide training for applicable program staff, grantees, and PHAs on radon testing and mitigation requirements.

  • Develop and implement an effective radon policy to ensure that CPD program activities comply with the departmentwide policy on radon testing and mitigation requirements.

Housing

  • Closed on March 06, 2024

    Update the current Multifamily radon policy to ensure that program activities comply with the departmentwide policy on radon testing and mitigation requirements.

Public and Indian Housing

  • Closed on March 12, 2024

    Revise the current PIH radon policy to align with 24 CFR 50.3(i)(1) and 58.5(i)(2)(i).

  • Closed on March 12, 2024

    Update the PIH radon policy to ensure that program activities comply with the departmentwide policy on radon testing and mitigation requirements.

Lead Hazard Control

  • Closed on April 08, 2021

    Provide the MOU with EPA designed to address radon contamination.