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[121 STAT. 289]
[121 STAT. 289]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007

121 STAT. 289

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the Inspector General of the Department each year shall conduct audits of a sample of States and high-risk urban areas that receive grants administered by the Department to prevent, prepare for, protect against, or respond to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters, excluding assistance provided under section 203, title IV, or title V of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5133, 5170 et seq., and 5191 et seq.). ‘‘(B) DETERMINING SAMPLES.—The sample selected for audits under subparagraph (A) shall be— ‘‘(i) of an appropriate size to— ‘‘(I) assess the overall integrity of the grant programs described in subparagraph (A); and ‘‘(II) act as a deterrent to financial mismanagement; and ‘‘(ii) selected based on— ‘‘(I) the size of the grants awarded to the recipient; ‘‘(II) the past grant management performance of the recipient; ‘‘(III) concerns identified by the Administrator, including referrals from the Administrator; and ‘‘(IV) such other factors as determined by the Inspector General of the Department. ‘‘(C) COMPREHENSIVE AUDITING.—During the 7-year period beginning on the date of enactment of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, the Inspector General of the Department shall conduct not fewer than 1 audit of each State that receives funds under a grant under section 2003 or 2004. ‘‘(D) REPORT BY THE INSPECTOR GENERAL.— ‘‘(i) IN GENERAL.—The Inspector General of the Department shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress an annual consolidated report regarding the audits completed during the fiscal year before the date of that report. ‘‘(ii) CONTENTS.—Each report submitted under clause (i) shall describe, for the fiscal year before the date of that report— ‘‘(I) the audits conducted under subparagraph (A); ‘‘(II) the findings of the Inspector General with respect to the audits conducted under subparagraph (A); ‘‘(III) whether the funds awarded were used in accordance with the law, program guidance, and State homeland security plans and other applicable plans; and ‘‘(IV) the extent to which funds awarded enhanced the ability of a grantee to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other man-made disasters. ‘‘(iii) DEADLINE.—For each year, the report required under clause (i) shall be submitted not later than December 31.

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