Report 2006-115 Recommendations

When an audit is completed and a report is issued, auditees must provide the State Auditor with information regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year. Additionally, Senate Bill 1452 (Chapter 452, Statutes of 2006), requires auditees who have not implemented recommendations after one year, to report to us and to the Legislature why they have not implemented them or to state when they intend to implement them. Below, is a listing of each recommendation the State Auditor made in the report referenced and a link to the most recent response from the auditee addressing their progress in implementing the recommendation and the State Auditor's assessment of auditee's response based on our review of the supporting documentation.

Recommendations in Report 2006-115: The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program: Improved Practices in Applicant Selection, Contracting, and Marketing Could Lead to More Cost-Effective Emission Reductions and Enhanced Operations (Release Date: June 2007)

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Recommendations to Air Resources Board, State
Number Recommendation Status
1

To maximize the use of Moyer Program funds, the state board should seek legislation to revise state law to increase the 10 percent maximum proportion it can allocate for multidistrict projects. If the state board opts not to seek this revision, the Legislature may wish to consider it.

2

To maximize the use of Moyer Program funds, the state board should, when evaluating applications for multidistrict projects, assign more points to scoring categories that help the state board achieve the lowest cost per ton of emission reductions.

3

Also, to help ensure that the South Coast air district spends the allocations, the state board should continue monitoring the district?s efforts and take appropriate action should its efforts falter. If the South Coast air district does not spend the funds by July 1, 2007, the state board should initiate appropriate administrative action, up to or including recovering all remaining unspent funds.

4

To help streamline the process for performing preinspections, the state board should revise its requirement that local air districts must perform preinspections before executing contracts.

5

To ensure that it monitors local air districts? implementation of the Moyer Program effectively, the state board should continue to implement its planned changes to audit procedures and address the recommendations in Finance?s 2006 audit report, including the development of a risk-based approach to selecting districts to audit. As part of this effort, the state board should consider how frequently it will audit districts.



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