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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...
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...
Space Communications: Better Understanding of Scheduling System Limitations Needed
IMTEC-91-48: Published: Sep 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the efficiency and effectiveness of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) system for scheduling usage of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS).GAO found that: (1) since scheduling TDRSS usage is a complicated process, spacecraft project users generate a tentative schedule of the precise contact times and types of...
Health Care: Actions to Terminate Problem Hospitals From Medicare Are Inadequate
HRD-91-54: Published: Sep 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1991.
GAO provided information on the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) lack of compliance with regulations governing the termination of acute care hospitals from the Medicare program when deficiencies are not corrected within required time frames, focusing on: (1) specific areas that need improvement; and (2) alternative enforcement options that can be used against problem hospitals to supp...
Obligations Limitation: Resolution Trust Corporation's Compliance as of September 30, 1990
AFMD-91-63: Published: May 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) third-quarter compliance with the maximum RTC obligation limit set forth by the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) of 1989, which provided a formula calculating maximum allowable obligations.GAO found that: (1) none of the formula categories required by FIRREA were omitted...
Accidental Shootings: Many Deaths and Injuries Caused by Firearms Could Be Prevented
PEMD-91-9: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which certain safety devices could prevent firearms-related deaths, focusing on the proportion of accidental deaths that might be averted by modifying the firearms with an automatic engaging childproof safety device or with a device that indicates whether a gun is loaded.GAO found that: (1) the safety devices could have prevented abou...