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Nuclear Waste: Much Effort Needed to Meet Federal Facility Compliance Act's Requirements
RCED-94-179: Published: May 17, 1994. Publicly Released: May 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of radioactive and hazardous waste, focusing on: (1) DOE progress in submitting treatment plans and complying with the Federal Facility Compliance Act (FFCA); (2) DOE efforts to develop technologies for and provide the capacity to treat mixed wastes; and (3) additional actions needed to completely imple...
Coast Guard: Program to Inspect Intermodal Containers Carrying Hazardous Materials Can Be Improved
RCED-94-139: Published: Apr 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Coast Guard's draft procedures for inspecting hazardous materials containers, focusing on: (1) the Coast Guard's inspection strategy; (2) Coast Guard inspectors' familiarity with hazardous materials transportation regulations; and (3) how often inspectors notify shippers of violations.GAO found that: (1) although the Coast Guard is initiat...
Superfund: EPA's Community Relations Efforts Could Be More Effective
RCED-94-156: Published: Apr 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to involve communities in decisionmaking about local Superfund sites, focusing on: (1) the Superfund program's requirements for community relations activities; (2) the extent to which EPA is fulfilling these requirements; and (3) community residents' feelings about the adequacy of EPA efforts.GAO...
Superfund: Further EPA Management Action Is Needed To Reduce Legal Expenses
RCED-94-90: Published: Jan 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) use of Superfund settlement tools, focusing on: (1) how often EPA uses these tools; (2) impediments to their use; and (3) recent EPA actions to increase the use of these tools.GAO found that: (1) EPA has not fully utilized its settlement tools or encouraged the use of the settlement tools by its field off...
Department of the Interior: Transfer of the Presidio From the Army to the National Park Service
T-RCED-94-64: Published: Oct 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1993.
GAO discussed the transfer of the Presidio Army Post to the National Park Service. GAO noted that: (1) the Park Service has developed four alternative management plans for the Presidio as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA); (2) none of the alternative plans provides for a continued military presence as recommended by the base closure commission; (3) the Park Service prefers t...
Bureau of Reclamation: Unauthorized Recreation Facilities at Two Reclamation Projects
RCED-93-115: Published: Sep 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the appropriateness of the Bureau of Reclamation's expenditures for the Drainage and Minor Construction (D&MC) Program, focusing on whether: (1) some facilities constructed at federal water projects are recreational instead of minimum public health and safety facilities; (2) Reclamation has exceeded the authorized funds for constructing recreation...
Nuclear Waste: Funds Spent to Identify a Monitored Retrievable Storage Facility Site
RCED-93-199: Published: Sep 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the accounts of the Office of the Nuclear Waste Negotiator to determine if its expenditures are consistent with legislative provisions; and (2) whether Department of Energy (DOE) grants for identifying a volunteer host for a temporary nuclear storage facility are consistent with the monitored retrievable storage (MRS) program's objectives and...
Water Resources: Corps' Management of Reservoirs in the Missouri River Basin
T-RCED-94-43: Published: Oct 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 1993.
GAO discussed the Army Corps of Engineers' management of the Missouri River reservoir system and the status of revisions to its Missouri River Master Manual. GAO noted that: (1) between 1988 and 1990, the Corps followed its drought contingency plan and released water from the reservoir system; (2) the drought and the Corps' action adversely impacted all of the reservoirs' purposes except flood con...
Urban Transportation: Reducing Vehicle Emissions With Transportation Control Measures
RCED-93-169: Published: Aug 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of transportation control measures (TCM) to control automobile-source emissions, focusing on: (1) TCM effectiveness in reducing pollution; and (2) whether TCM can be implemented in areas that do not have air quality standards.GAO found that: (1) although traditional TCM are projected to reduce overall emissions by only 5 percent, transporta...
Large Grazing Permits
RCED-93-190RS: Published: Jul 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided permit holders' addresses and phone numbers missing from its listing of the top 500 Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service grazing permits. GAO noted that it could not provide the unlisted phone number of one permit holder and the other permit had been cancelled, sold, or transferred...