Economic development (21 - 30 of 44 items)
FDA Could Do More to Ensure the Safety of Bottled Water
T-RCED-91-29: Published: Apr 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1991.
GAO discussed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) efforts to ensure the safety of bottled water. GAO noted that: (1) FDA had not complied with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requirements since 1976, or since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopted revised health-based drinking water standards; (2) EPA issued drinking water standards for 32 substances and projected that it...
Truck Safety: Need to Better Ensure Correction of Serious Inspection Violations
RCED-90-202: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) and state actions to ensure that commercial motor vehicles correct identified safety violations.GAO found that: (1) neither FHwA nor the states comprehensively tracked corrections of out-of-service violations; (2) preliminary results from FHwA-funded studies showed an overall noncompliance rate of 12 percent,...
Preserving the Interstate System
T-RCED-90-68: Published: Apr 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1990.
GAO discussed federal and state efforts to preserve the interstate highway system. GAO noted that: (1) in 1988, the Department of Transportation (DOT) classified the condition of 57 percent of interstate pavement as good, 31 percent as fair, and 12 percent as poor; (2) deteriorated pavement resulted in such societal costs as traffic delays, increased fuel costs, decreased productivity, and the pot...
Medical Waste Regulation: Health and Environmental Risks Need to Be Fully Assessed
RCED-90-86: Published: Mar 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed: (1) selected states' infectious medical waste regulatory programs; and (2) the status of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) implementation of the Medical Waste Tracking Act.GAO found that the states': (1) generator regulations varied; (2) legislation or regulations generally defined what types of medical waste should be considered infecti...
T-PEMD-90-5: Published: Oct 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1989.
GAO discussed enterprise zone programs, focusing on whether a Maryland enterprise zone program: (1) created jobs while reducing welfare dependence; (2) generated federal revenues by decreasing federal transfer payments to enterprise zone workers; and (3) demonstrated the effective use of tax incentives and other business strategies in influencing firms' hiring decisions. GAO found that the Maryla...
Community Development: Distribution of Small Cities Funds by Pennsylvania
RCED-89-111: Published: May 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the methodology: (1) Pennsylvania used to distribute Small Cities and Community Development Block Grant Program funds; and (2) the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Pennsylvania used to develop low- and moderate-income population statistics.GAO found that: (1) Pennsylvania's methodology for estimating the percentage of low- a...
Grant to the Zavala County Economic Development Corporation
B-187500: Published: Dec 15, 1976. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Status of Commerce's Implementation of the Chesapeake Bay Research Coordination Act of 1980
RCED-83-167: Published: Aug 31, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed implementation efforts of the Chesapeake Bay Research Coordination Act of 1980 at the Department of Commerce.The act's basic objective is to coordinate research of the Chesapeake Bay area and to establish a research board which is required to develop a research plan, periodically review federal research programs pertaining to the Bay, and submit...
Implementation of Section 191 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982
RCED-83-190: Published: Jul 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of a section of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982 which recommends that Federal agencies take steps to distribute surplus food to hungry people and that State and local governments enact donor liability laws to encourage private cooperative efforts to provide food for the hungry as quickly as possible.GAO found tha...
FEMA's Implementation of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, as Amended
120802: Mar 15, 1983
GAO presented its views on the implementation of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977. GAO stated that, despite progress since mid-1981, implementation of the act has fallen behind schedule. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is charged with this task, has not carried out several provisions and has missed deadlines on others. However, GAO believes that FEMA should noneth...