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Superfund: Analysis of Issues Concerning the Operating Industries Site
RCED-89-77: Published: Mar 30, 1989. Publicly Released: May 1, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) inclusion of a hazardous waste site on its National Priorities List (NPL), focusing on: (1) its inclusion of the entire site on NPL; and (2) the cost-effectiveness of its treatment of the site.GAO found that EPA: (1) complied with applicable laws and regulations when it defined the site's boundaries for i...
VA Health Care: Delays in Awarding Major Construction Contracts
HRD-89-75: Published: Mar 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1989.
In response to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) contracting delays for reportable construction projects, focusing on the impoundment implications under the Impoundment Control Act.GAO found that: (1) the contracting delays for 22 projects did not constitute an impoundment of budget authority; (2) VA did not intentionally refrain from using the funds, sinc...
Water Pollution: Stronger Enforcement Needed To Improve Compliance at Federal Facilities
RCED-89-13: Published: Dec 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed: (1) federal facilities' compliance with the Water Pollution Control Act; and (2) the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and states' oversight and enforcement of the facilities' compliance with the act.GAO found that: (1) most federal facilities did not comply with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program priority req...
Enterprise Zones: Lessons From the Maryland Experience
PEMD-89-2: Published: Dec 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO studied the enterprise zone program in Maryland to identify issues for the possible development of a federal program, focusing on: (1) program cost offsets; (2) employment growth; (3) program effects on workers; (4) reductions in welfare dependence; and (5) the effectiveness of tax incentives and other local development strategies.GAO found that: (1) both M...
Legislative Mandates: State Experiences Offer Insights for Federal Action
HRD-88-75: Published: Sep 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed state and federal attempts to deal with legislative mandates imposed on lower levels of government, focusing on: (1) their processes for estimating the mandates' cost impacts; and (2) states' reimbursement practices for such costs.GAO found that: (1) although the cost estimates improved congressional understanding of state and local costs, they...
Water Pollution: Efforts to Clean Up Michigan's Rouge River
RCED-88-164: Published: Aug 10, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal, state, and local efforts to clean up Michigan's Rouge River, focusing on: (1) the overall quality of the river's waters; (2) pollutant sources; (3) the status of cleanup planning efforts; and (4) costs of remedial cleanup efforts.GAO found that: (1) Michigan's Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) was responsible for managing the river's...
Regulatory Agencies: Administrative Expenses at FHLBB and FRB for 1985 and 1986
AFMD-88-33: Published: Jun 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB) and the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) to determine: (1) the policies and procedures governing their administrative expenses and their compliance with them; (2) applicable laws and regulations; and (3) their budget and related disclosure processes.GAO found that FHLBB: (1) illegally augmented its budget auth...
Issues Involving FHLBB Accountability and Control Policies
AFMD-88-57: Published: May 20, 1988. Publicly Released: May 20, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation's (FSLIC) financial policies.GAO found that: (1) although FSLIC began a policy of issuing notes in connection with many of its resolution actions, there were few controls over the total amount of notes it could issue or the resultant commitment of federal money; (2) FSLIC has also begun to issue more substantial amounts of long-term y...
Welfare Eligibility: Programs Treat Indian Tribal Trust Fund Payments Inconsistently
HRD-88-38: Published: May 20, 1988. Publicly Released: May 20, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on: (1) the extent, size, nature, and frequency of payments Indian tribes and organizations received from certain tribal trust funds; (2) how various federal welfare programs treated the payments in determining program eligibility; and (3) the reasons for legislated special exclusions of such payments.GAO found that: (1) from 1984 thr...
Toxic Substances: PCB Enforcement in Kansas City Region Substantiates Need for Further Program Improvements
RCED-88-72: Published: Feb 26, 1988. Publicly Released: May 3, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Kansas City regional office's oversight of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) storage and disposal companies; and (2) identified improvements needed in the EPA nationwide PCB enforcement program.GAO found that: (1) EPA has not directed its regional offices to assign special priority to the inspection...