(a) In General.— The statutory authority of the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation includes authority to conduct, pursuant to Federal criminal statutes, investigations of allegations that a person or entity has engaged in fraudulent or other criminal activity relating to the programs and operations of the Department or its operating administrations.
(b) Regulated Entities.— The authority to conduct investigations referred to in subsection (a) extends to any person or entity subject to the laws and regulations of the Department or its operating administrations, whether or not they are recipients of funds from the Department or its operating administrations.
The text of section 228 ofPub. L. 106–159, formerly set out as a note under section 4 of the Inspector General Act of 1978, Pub. L. 95–452, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, which was transferred to this section, redesignated as text of section, and amended by Pub. L. 108–168, § 8(a), (b)(1), was based on Pub. L. 106–159, title II, § 228,Dec. 9, 1999, 113 Stat. 1773.
2003—Pub. L. 108–168renumbered section 228 ofPub. L. 106–159as this section and substituted “Investigative authority of Inspector General” for “DOT Authority” in section catchline. See Codification note above.
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