Emergency response (41 - 50 of 51 items)
Bioterrorism: Public Health and Medical Preparedness
GAO-02-141T: Published: Oct 9, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2001.
Federal research and preparedness activities related to bioterrorism center on detecting of such agents; developing new or improved vaccines, antibiotics, and antivirals; and developing performance standards for emergency response equipment. Preparedness activities include: (1) increasing federal, state, and local response capabilities; (2) developing response teams; (3) increasing the availabilit...
Bioterrorism: Coordination and Preparedness
GAO-02-129T: Published: Oct 5, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 2001.
This testimony discusses on the efforts of federal agencies to prepare for the consequences of a bioterrorist attack. GAO found that federal agencies are participating in research and preparedness activities, from improving the detection of biological agents to developing a national stockpile of pharmaceuticals to treat victims of disasters. Federal agencies also have several efforts underway to c...
Chemical and Biological Defense: Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program for Oregon and Washington
NSIAD-00-13: Published: Oct 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) for the Oregon and Washington communities surrounding the Umatilla Chemical Depot, focusing on: (1) the progress communities have made since GAO's 1997 report on their CSEPP efforts; and (2) strategies for enhancing the program's implementation in Oregon.GAO noted that: (1) since GAO's r...
Combating Terrorism: Analysis of Potential Emergency Response Equipment and Sustainment Costs
NSIAD-99-151: Published: Jun 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO determined the potential cost of equipping and maintaining the capability of cities to respond to a terrorist incident involving a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear device (CBRN), focusing on the: (1) views of federal, state, and local officials on equipment they believed would provide various levels of capability to respond to a CBRN inciden...
Combating Terrorism: Opportunities to Improve Domestic Preparedness Program Focus and Efficiency
NSIAD-99-3: Published: Nov 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the status and other aspects of the Domestic Preparedness Program, focusing on: (1) the training and other benefits offered to cities under the program; and (2) the methodology for designing and implementing the program, including the way in which cities were selected to participate, how cities' capabilities and needs were assessed, and the effec...
Combating Terrorism: Observations on the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici Domestic Preparedness Program
T-NSIAD-99-16: Published: Oct 2, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its work and observations on the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici Domestic Preparedness Program and related issues, focusing on: (1) program objectives and costs; (2) the training the Department of Defense (DOD) is providing to local emergency response personnel; (3) issues GAO identified on the way the program is structured and designed; (4) the equipment seg...
Chemical Weapon Stockpile: Army's Emergency Preparedness Program Has Been Slow to Achieve Results
NSIAD-94-91: Published: Feb 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP), focusing on: (1) CSEPP progress in improving the emergency preparedness capabilities of communities near chemical weapon storage sites; and (2) the effectiveness of CSEPP management.GAO found that: (1) communities near chemical weapon storage sites are not prepared to respond to...
Chemical Emergencies: Preparedness for and Response to Accidental Chemical Air Releases
RCED-86-117BR: Published: Jun 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the efforts of federal, state, and local governments and the chemical industry to prepare for and respond to chemical plant emergencies, focusing on actions taken since the December 1984 chemical accident at Bhopal, India.GAO found that: (1) there is no federal law requiring communities with chemical plants to develop emergency respo...
Status of the Administration's Implementation of the Energy Emergency Preparedness Act of 1982
RCED-83-33: Published: Oct 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a status report on whether reports, which are to be prepared by the Department of Energy (DOE), would meet the statutory requirements and deadlines of the Energy Emergency Preparedness Act of 1982.GAO stated that, since the reports are still in a very early stage of preparation, it could not offer a final conclusion on whether the reports' contents...
Emergency Preparedness Around Nuclear Facilities
109390: May 16, 1979
The recent accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear powerplant underscores the need for sound nuclear emergency preparedness at all government levels. Since 1973, three federal agencies have had primary planning and coordination responsibility for general civil emergency preparedness and response: the Federal Preparedness Agency, the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency, and the Federal Disaster Ass...