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Drinking Water: Key Quality Assurance Program Is Flawed and Underfunded
RCED-93-97: Published: Apr 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed state routine inspections of public water systems to determine: (1) whether sanitary surveys are comprehensive enough to determine if public water systems can provide good-quality drinking water; and (2) what the surveys revealed about the operations and condition of water systems nationwide.GAO found that: (1) many states did not adequately conduc...
Goddard Space Flight Center: Decision to Contract for Plant Operations and Maintenance
NSIAD-93-92: Published: Jan 12, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Goddard Space Flight Center's decision to contract out the operations and maintenance of its plant facilities.GAO found that: (1) converting all positions to contract would be less costly than reverting to all civil service staffing or continuing the current mixed civil service and contractor staffing; (2) Goddard officials expect the costs of...
Disaster Management: Recent Disasters Demonstrate the Need to Improve the Nation's Response Strategy
T-RCED-93-4: Published: Jan 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1993.
GAO discussed the federal government's strategy for responding to catastrophic disasters. GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) response to Hurricane Andrew showed that the Federal Response Plan is not adequate for dealing with disasters; (2) state, local, and volunteer agencies did not provide the necessary amount of life-sustaining services after Hurricane Andrew;...
Groundwater Protection: Validity and Feasibility of EPA's Differential Protection Strategy
PEMD-93-6: Published: Dec 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the feasibility of protecting groundwater from pesticide contamination based on the relative vulnerability of different geographic areas.GAO found that: (1) there were significant gaps in the data needed to conduct valid vulnerability assessments; (2) half of the states did not have data on the vadose and confining zones; (3) existing information...
Homelessness: McKinney Act Programs and Funding Through Fiscal Year 1991
RCED-93-39: Published: Dec 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided: (1) a legislative history of the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act; (2) a description of each McKinney Act program; and (3) information on the amount of money provided under each program.GAO found that: (1) the McKinney Act's programs provide homeless people with emergency food and shelter, transitional and permanent housing, primary health care...
National Aero-Space Plane: Restructuring Future Research and Development Efforts
NSIAD-93-71: Published: Dec 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aero-Space Plane (NASP) program's costs, schedule, status, feasibility, and justification, focusing on NASP: (1) technology development status; (2) project cost and schedule changes; (3) requirements for and the potential mission applications of future operational NASP-derived vehicles and efforts to spin off technology; and (4) issues...
Public Housing: Housing Persons With Mental Disabilities With the Elderly
RCED-92-81: Published: Aug 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues concerning housing nonelderly, mentally disabled persons in subsidized housing for the elderly, focusing on: (1) the problems associated with mingling the two populations; (2) screening mentally disabled applicants; (3) delivering mental health services and the need for additional support services; (4) laws and regulations governing placemen...
Community Development: Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Should Improve Program Management
RCED-92-174: Published: Jul 8, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation and its NeighborWorks organizations, focusing on: (1) the oversight of local neighborhood organizations; (2) grant management practices; and (3) competition requirements for contracting for goods and professional services.GAO found that: (1) 94 percent of the Corporation's 1992 budget came fr...
Drinking Water: Consumers Often Not Well-informed of Potentially Serious Violations
RCED-92-135: Published: Jun 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the quality and safety of the public drinking water supply, focusing on: (1) public water systems' compliance with and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state enforcement of the Safe Drinking Water Act's requirements for notification of public drinking water safety violations; and (2) the requirements' effectiveness in ensuri...
Pesticides: Comparison of U.S. and Mexican Pesticide Standards and Enforcement
RCED-92-140: Published: Jun 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined differences between U.S. and Mexican pesticide registration requirements, tolerance levels for food-use pesticides, and enforcement efforts.GAO found that: (1) the United States and Mexico have similar requirements for pesticide registration and tolerance setting, but there are significant differences in tolerances for certain food-use pesticides;...