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Combating Terrorism: Use of National Guard Response Teams Is Unclear
T-NSIAD-99-184: Published: Jun 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the use of National Guard Response Teams in combating terrorism, focusing on: (1) the role of the National Guard Rapid Assessment and Initial Detection (RAID) teams in response plans as understood by local, state, and federal officials; (2) other response assets that can perform similar functions to the RAID teams; and (3) the RAID teams' responsi...
Combating Terrorism: Observations on Growth in Federal Programs
T-NSIAD-99-181: Published: Jun 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its prior work and observations on federal efforts to combat terrorism, focusing on: (1) the foreign- and domestic-origin terrorism threats, as GAO understands them from intelligence analyses; (2) the growth in federal programs to provide training and equipment to local first responders--police, fire, and emergency medical services--and the expans...
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...
Coast Guard: Adequacy of Preparation and Response to Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
RCED-90-44: Published: Oct 30, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) evaluated the oil industry's and the federal government's preparedness for responding to a March 1989 spill of over 10 million gallons of crude oil in Prince William Sound, Alaska; and (2) examined industry and government measures that could prevent future spills.GAO found that: (1) the firm operating the vessel targeted its oil spill response plan for...
Hazardous Materials: Federal Training for First Responders to Highway and Railroad Incidents
RCED-89-146FS: Published: May 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal provision of training to state and local personnel who first respond to highway and rail accidents involving hazardous materials.GAO found that five federal agencies offered diverse approaches to meet the high demand for training of state and local first responders, with: (1) individual agencies' fiscal year (FY) 1988 trainin...
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...
Consolidation of Federal Assistance Resources Will Enhance the Federal/State Emergency Management Effort
GGD-83-92: Published: Aug 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1983.
GAO discussed the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) need for consolidation of federal assistance resources for emergency management and reviewed the agency's Comprehensive Cooperative Agreement (CCA) initiative.A total of 15 separate FEMA categorical planning and preparedness programs were funded at $83 million in fiscal year (FY) 1982 and $90 million in 1983. GAO believes that the frag...
Stronger Direction Needed for the National Earthquake Program
RCED-83-103: Published: Jul 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) evaluated efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to carry out the role assigned to it by statutory law; (2) described federal activities to assist state and local governments with earthquake response planning; and (3) discussed why a prediction system has not been developed.GAO found that FEMA, the lead agency for the National Earthq...