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Environmental Protection Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-23(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Environmental Protection issue area as of October 2, 1995...
National and Public Health Issues Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-18(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the National and Public Health Issues issue area as of October 2, 1995...
Community Development: Reuse of Urban Industrial Sites
RCED-95-172: Published: Jun 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on brownfields, focusing on: (1) the extent and nature of abandoned industrial sites in distressed urban communities and the barriers brownfields present to redevelopment efforts; and (2) federal initiatives aimed at helping communities overcome obstacles to reusing brownfield sites.GAO found that: (1) while no national inventory of bro...
RCED-95-216R: Published: Jun 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Chicago's Central Area Circulator, one of the major federal infrastructure investments for the future, focusing on: (1) the project's estimated costs; (2) current plans for the project's financing; and (3) issues concerning the project that are not fully resolved. GAO noted that: (1) the Circulator project is estimated to cost $775 m...
Radioactive Waste: Status of Commercial Low-Level Waste Facilities
RCED-95-67: Published: May 5, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed state efforts to dispose of the low-level radioactive waste that is generated commercially within their borders.GAO found that: (1) 11 states plan to develop commercially generated low-level waste disposal facilities and the state of Washington plans to continue operating its existing disposal facility; (2) 4 states plan to complete facilities betw...
Rural Development: Patchwork of Federal Water and Sewer Programs Is Difficult to Use
RCED-95-160BR: Published: Apr 13, 1995. Publicly Released: May 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal rural development programs, focusing on: (1) federal programs providing assistance to rural areas for water and wastewater facility construction; (2) the programs' objectives and eligibility criteria; (3) problems rural areas have in dealing with these programs; and (4) group views concerning the possible consolidation or eli...
Medicaid: Spending Pressures Drive States Toward Program Reinvention
HEHS-95-122: Published: Apr 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal and state Medicaid spending trends, focusing on: (1) states' efforts to contain Medicaid costs and expand coverage through waivers of certain federal requirements; and (2) the potential impact of these waivers on federal spending and on Medicaid's overall program structure.GAO found that: (1) Medicaid accounts for about 6 percent of all fed...
Disaster Assistance: Information on Expenditures and Proposals to Improve Effectiveness and Reduce Future Costs
T-RCED-95-140: Published: Mar 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1995.
GAO discussed federal disaster assistance, focusing on: (1) ways to enhance the effectiveness of federal disaster programs; (2) proposals to modify disaster assistance policy to lower future federal costs; and (3) the accuracy of financial information in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund. GAO noted that: (1) greater flexibility by FEMA in providing grant funding...
I&M Program Follow-Up
RCED-94-292R: Published: Sep 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) progress in implementing enhanced inspection and maintenance (I&M) programs under the Clean Air Act. GAO noted that: (1) EPA progress in implementing enhanced I&M programs has been slower than expected; (2) if EPA had met the implementation schedule, it would have approved or disapproved al...
GAO Work on Disaster Assistance
RCED-94-293R: Published: Aug 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) summarized its work related to federal disaster assistance; and (2) provided information on federal agencies' responses to its prior recommendations. GAO noted that in response to its recommendations: (1) the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has required states to upgrade their responses to catastrophic disasters, assisted local, state, and f...