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Drinking Water: Inadequate Regulation of Home Treatment Units Leaves Consumers at Risk
RCED-92-34: Published: Dec 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the regulation, sale, and use of home water treatment units (HWTU), focusing on: (1) consumer and health concerns associated with HWTU; (2) the regulatory controls in place to protect the public from fraudulent claims or increased health risks; and (3) whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or other federal agencies should take additiona...
Water Pollution: Nonindustrial Wastewater Pollution Can Be Better Managed
RCED-92-40: Published: Dec 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the range, sources, and seriousness of pollutants found in nonindustrial wastewater; (2) local and state governments' strategies and programs to better manage and control those pollutants; and (3) federal options that might encourage or require better management and control of those pollutants.GAO found that: (1) household wastewater accounts...
Lawn Care Pesticides: EPA Needs to Assess State Notification Programs
RCED-91-208: Published: Sep 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the kind of notice the public receives when commercial applicators apply pesticides.GAO found that: (1) state notification requirements vary in terms of who should be provided with information, when the information should be provided, what information should be provided, and whether the information must be requested; (2) 23 states re...
Homelessness: Status of the Surplus Property Program, the Interagency Council on the Homeless, and FEMA's EFS Program
T-RCED-90-98: Published: Jul 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1990.
GAO discussed the: (1) use of federal property for the homeless; (2) activities of the Interagency Council on the Homeless; and (3) Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Emergency Food and Shelter Program. GAO found that: (1) from January to June 1990, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reviewed approximately 7,700 properties for potential use by the homeless and found th...
Homelessness: Changes in the Interagency Council on the Homeless Make It More Effective
RCED-90-172: Published: Jul 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the steps the Interagency Council on the Homeless had taken to improve its implementation of the Homeless Assistance Act, focusing on: (1) actions the Council took to meet its responsibilities; and (2) state officials' and local assistance providers' opinions on the Council's actions.GAO found that: (1) the Council made significant changes to impro...
Impact of FHA Loan Policy Changes on Its Cash Position
T-RCED-90-70: Published: Jun 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1990.
GAO discussed the impact of proposed policy changes on the cash position of the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund, focusing on the effects of: (1) increasing FHA mortgage ceiling limits; (2) reducing down payment requirements; and (3) allowing FHA to insure adjustable rate mortgages (ARM) with higher interest rate caps. GAO noted that the MMI fund: (1) was...
Hazardous Waste: Funding of Postclosure Liabilities Remains Uncertain
RCED-90-64: Published: Jun 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1990.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied options for managing liabilities associated with hazardous waste disposal facilities after closure.GAO found that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): (1) requires facilities obtaining operating permits to design and construct disposal units with waste migration prevention measures; (2) officials have identified activities, such as extended...
Nonhazardous Waste: Environmental Safeguards for Industrial Facilities Need to Be Developed
RCED-90-92: Published: Apr 12, 1990. Publicly Released: May 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) industrial nonhazardous waste facilities' potential for groundwater contamination; and (2) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to revise its 1979 standards for industrial nonhazardous waste facilities.GAO found that, between 1985 and 1987, more than 10 percent of industrial facilities: (1) handled small amounts of such hazardous wastes...
Homelessness: Too Early to Tell What Kinds of Prevention Assistance Work Best
RCED-90-89: Published: Apr 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1990.
GAO reviewed a variety of federal, state, and local homelessness prevention program eligibility requirements and limitations.GAO found that: (1) financial resources devoted to homelessness prevention consistently fell short of demand; (2) only a few state and local organizations had the resources available to collect follow-up data needed for program evaluations; (3) homelessness prevention assist...
Impact of FHA Loan Policy Changes
T-RCED-90-17: Published: Nov 16, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1989.
GAO discussed the impact of proposed policy changes on the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund, focusing on the effects of: (1) increasing FHA mortgage ceiling limits; (2) reducing down payment requirements; and (3) increasing adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) availability. GAO noted in its econometric projections that, given favorable economic conditions: (1)...