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Savings Possible Through Use of Variable Effluent Limits for Advanced Waste Treatment Projects
RCED-83-57: Published: Dec 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1982.
The Water Pollution Control Act requires advanced waste treatment projects to have a pollution discharge permit to establish the variable effluent limits (VEL's) or restrictions on the amount, rate, or concentration of pollutants that may be discharged into the water.GAO believes that potential exists for savings through the use of VEL's in the operation and construction of advanced waste treatmen...
Federal Involvement in the Mount St. Helens Disaster: Past Expenditures and Future Needs
RCED-83-16: Published: Nov 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1982.
GAO reviewed problems related to the Mount St. Helens disaster and attempted to determine whether the experience could be useful to the government in dealing with future disasters.Within weeks of the disaster, Congress appropriated $946 million in response to requests from 12 federal agencies for cleanup and recovery funds. However, the appropriations language did not restrict the use of the funds...
Revitalizing Distressed Areas Through Enterprise Zones: Many Uncertainties Exist
CED-82-78: Published: Jul 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1982.
To assist Congress in its deliberations on enterprise zone proposals, GAO reviewed the concept, as well as previous GAO reports on economic development and job creation programs, to identify issues concerning business development, job creation, and the costs of such a program.Enterprise zones have been proposed by the administration as an experimental program to attract businesses and jobs to dist...
Better Planning Can Reduce Size of Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Saving Millions in Construction Costs
CED-82-82: Published: Jul 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1982.
GAO conducted a review to evaluate the effectiveness of the facility planning process for constructing wastewater treatment plants and to determine whether changed conditions, such as increases or decreases in population projections or industrial flow for proposed service areas, were recognized and incorporated into the facility plans before the plant was designed or before construction started.GA...
A More Comprehensive Approach Is Needed To Clean Up the Great Lakes
CED-82-63: Published: May 21, 1982. Publicly Released: May 21, 1982.
GAO made a review to determine whether the United States is meeting the objectives of the U.S.-Canadian Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.GAO found that, although the Great Lakes are cleaner, the United States is finding it difficult to meet the objectives of the Agreement. U.S. efforts have been hampered by a lack of effective strategies for dealing with Great Lakes water quality problems, a la...
Contributing Causes of Financial and Management Problems in Public Housing Projects
CED-82-31: Published: Jan 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined whether there are common denominators that may help explain causes of financial and management problems in lower income public housing projects. GAO focused on two areas affecting public housing operations: (1) the high density of projects and tenants within a given geographic area; and (2) the size of the managing entity. The objective was to d...
Informing the Public About Food--A Strategy Is Needed for Improving Communication
CED-82-12: Published: Jan 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 1982.
Consumers need concise, clear food information as more food products come on the market and inflation drives food prices up. Food information, regulations, and programs have multiplied rapidly in the past decade. Some believe that the information resulting from these efforts is conflicting, confusing, and duplicative. GAO made a review to expand on its earlier suggestion that a cooperative underta...
User Charge Revenues for Wastewater Treatment Plants--Insufficient To Cover Operation and Maintenance
CED-82-1: Published: Dec 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1981.
Billions of dollars in federal grants have been made to municipalities throughout the nation to construct publicly owned wastewater treatment plants. Once the plants are constructed, municipalities are responsible for raising sufficient monies from system users to properly operate and maintain these plants. GAO made a review to determine whether user charge revenues collected by municipalities are...
Wyoming Wastewater Treatment Facility Proves Unsuccessful
CED-81-94: Published: Jun 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1981.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the circumstances surrounding the failure of the wastewater treatment facility in Thayne, Wyoming.The $1.15 million facility is now being used by 106 sewage hookups in Thayne while the Star Valley Cheese Corporation (SVCC), for which the facility was principally designed, discharges its wastes directly into the local waterway. Throughout its hi...
Hazardous Waste Sites Pose Investigation, Evaluation, Scientific, and Legal Problems
CED-81-57: Published: Apr 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1981.
Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a mandate to: (1) discover, investigate, evaluate, and respond to uncontrolled hazardous waste sites; (2) perform hazardous waste research; and (3) seek solutions to hazardous waste problems and, if necessary, file suit in federal courts.EPA has had difficulty in fulfilling its mandate because: (1) site...