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Wastewater Permitting and Enforcement — In fiscal year 2014-15, the Department of Natural Resources spent $10.4 million to regulate approximately 1,250 municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities and large livestock farms. We found that DNR did not consistently meet its goals for issuing timely permits or for the frequency of permittee inspections and did not consistently follow its policies when issuing enforcement letters for certain violations. We make recommendations to improve program administration, better align its enforcement practices with its policies, and increase regulatory consistency among its regions.
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State of Wisconsin FY 2014-15 Single Audit — In FY 2014-15, state agencies administered $12.0 billion in federal financial assistance. Although state agencies generally complied with federal requirements, we qualified our opinion on compliance with federal requirements for 1 of the 24 programs we reviewed and questioned nearly $2.0 million in costs charged to federal programs.
Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund — We provided an unmodified opinion on the Fund's financial statements as of and for the fiscal years ended June 30, 2015, June 30, 2014, and June 30, 2013. The Fund's net position increased significantly during our audit period from $445.0 million as of July 1, 2012, to $733.9 million as of June 30, 2015, because of reductions in the actuarial estimates for loss liabilities and improvements in the investment markets. We recommend OCI continue to work with the Fund's Board of Governors to monitor the net position of the Fund and develop a plan to bring the net position within the target range established by the Board of Governors. We further recommend OCI comply with the Board of Governors policy to have an actuarial audit completed every three years.
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About the bureau
The Legislative Audit Bureau is a nonpartisan service agency that conducts financial and performance evaluation audits of state agencies.
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About the Legislative Audit Committee
Reports are submitted to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, which may arrange public hearings and introduce legislation in response to our recommendations.
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