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Nanomanufacturing: Emergence and Implications for U.S. Competitiveness, the Environment, and Human Health
GAO-14-181SP: Published: Jan 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2014.
What the Participants SaidThe forum's participants described nanomanufacturing as a future megatrend that will potentially match or surpass the digital revolution's effect on society and the economy. They anticipated further scientific breakthroughs that will fuel new engineering developments; continued movement into the manufacturing sector; and more intense international competition.Although lim...
SEC Conflict Minerals Rule: Information on Responsible Sourcing and Companies Affected
GAO-13-689: Published: Jul 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2013.
Stakeholder-developed initiatives may facilitate companies' compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) final conflict minerals rule, but other factors may affect the rule's impact on reducing benefits to armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and neighboring countries. Agency and industry officials as well as representatives from international organizations...
Vehicle Fuel Economy: NHTSA and EPA's Partnership for Setting Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards Improved Analysis and Should Be Maintained
GAO-10-336: Published: Feb 25, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2010.
In May 2009, the U.S. administration announced plans to increase the Department of Transportation's (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards and establish the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for vehicles. NHTSA redesigned CAFE standards for light trucks for model years 2008 throug...
Research and Development: Lessons Learned from Previous Research Could Benefit FreedomCAR Initiative
GAO-02-810T: Published: Jun 6, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 2002.
The federal government has spent billions of dollars attempting to reduce the consumption of petroleum in the transportation sector for over 25 years. Throughout the period, the government has tried tax incentives, mandates to use vehicles that run on alternative fuels, and laws designed to enhance fuel efficiency. More recently, the federal government conducted a $1.2 billion partnership between...
Environmental Protection Agency: Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles--Tier 2 Motor Vehicle Emissions Standards and Gasoline Sulfur Control Requirements
OGC-00-22: Published: Feb 23, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on the control of air pollution from new motor vehicles. GAO noted that: (1) the new rule is designed to reduce the emissions from new passenger cars and light trucks, including pickup trucks, vans, minivans, and sport utility vehicles; (2) the new rule finalizes a single set of tailpipe emissi...
EPA: New Motor Vehicles and New Motor Vehicle Engines Air Pollution Control--Voluntary Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles
OGC-97-45: Published: Jun 20, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agnecy's (EPA) new rule on new motor vehicles and new motor vehicle engine air pollution control. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would provide the main regulatory framework for the National Low Emission Vehicle program and create the means whereby automobile and light-duty truck manufacturers can volunteer to comply wit...
Air Pollution: New Approach Needed to Resolve Safety Issue for Vapor Recovery Systems
RCED-91-171: Published: Jun 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) actions to resolve safety issues associated with vehicle-based (onboard) vapor recovery systems.GAO found that: (1) about 11 percent of the 5.1 million metric tons of hydrocarbon emissions attributable to motor vehicles annually come from gasoline vap...
Auto Safety and Emissions: No Assurance That Imported Gray Market Vehicles Meet Federal Standards
RCED-87-29: Published: Dec 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and U.S. Customs Service carry out their respective responsibilities regarding the Gray Market Vehicle Enforcement Program, specifically: (1) the problems they encounter in administering safety and emission standards; (2) the costs of implement...
Environmental Protection Agency's Administration of a Contract With the Lear Motors Corporation
RED-76-51: Published: Dec 5, 1975. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Policy Conflict--Energy, Environmental, and Materials: Automotive Fuel-Economy Standards' Implications for Materials
EMD-80-22: Published: Feb 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1980.
A review focused on the fuel-economy standards for new cars and light trucks and how these regulations indirectly affect future price and availability of aluminum, iron and steel, plastics, and rhodium used by American industry. While previous evaluations of standards, enacted to reduce oil imports, were concerned with increasing fuel efficiency, the complex and competitive relationship between en...