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Clean Air Rulemaking: Tracking System Would Help Measure Progress of Streamlining Initiatives
RCED-95-70: Published: Mar 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) progress in streamlining its clean air rulemaking process, focusing on: (1) improvements that might enhance EPA streamlining activities; and (2) Office of Management and Budget (OMB) efforts to reduce the time associated with reviewing EPA rules.GAO found that: (1) in an effort to expedite clean air rulem...
Department of Energy: National Priorities Needed for Meeting Environmental Agreements
RCED-95-1: Published: Mar 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in cleaning up its nuclear weapons complex, focusing on: (1) its use of environmental agreements with state and federal regulators; and (2) the effectiveness of its cleanup strategy.GAO found that: (1) DOE has focused on collecting data and investigating sites, rather than the actual cleanup of sites; (2) DOE has only put a small amount of eff...
Tongass Timber Reform Act: Implementation of the Act's Contract Modification Requirements
RCED-95-2: Published: Jan 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Forest Service's implementation of certain unilateral modifications to long-term contracts in Alaska and other requirements of the Tongass Timber Reform Act, focusing on whether: (1) road credits are used consistently between long-term contracts and short-term contracts; (2) buffers of standing timber have been left along designated streams as...
National Parks: Information on the Condition of Civil War Monuments at Selected Sites
RCED-95-80FS: Published: Feb 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Park Service's (NPS) maintenance of Civil War monuments at selected historic sites, focusing on the: (1) monuments' overall condition; and (2) cost estimates for repairing the monuments in poor condition.GAO found that: (1) 98 percent of the monuments at the 11 sites reviewed are in good or fair condition and need no or limited repairs...
Wildlife Protection: Fish and Wildlife Service's Inspection Program Needs Strengthening
RCED-95-8: Published: Dec 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) wildlife inspection program, focusing on the: (1) effectiveness of the wildlife inspection program; (2) potential impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on wildlife trade and wildlife shipment inspections; and (3) advantages and disadvantages that might accrue from transferring the inspection...
I&M Program Follow-Up
RCED-94-292R: Published: Sep 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) progress in implementing enhanced inspection and maintenance (I&M) programs under the Clean Air Act. GAO noted that: (1) EPA progress in implementing enhanced I&M programs has been slower than expected; (2) if EPA had met the implementation schedule, it would have approved or disapproved al...
Superfund: Status, Cost, and Timeliness of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanups
RCED-94-256: Published: Sep 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund Program, focusing on: (1) EPA use of Superfund program funds between 1987 and 1993; (2) the status of cleanup work at each Superfund site; (3) the cleanup work financed by EPA and the responsible parties; and (4) the extent to which judicial review limits have eliminated EPA clean...
Toxic Substances: Status of EPA's Efforts to Develop Lead Hazard Standards
RCED-94-114: Published: May 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) development of standards and guidelines for lead hazards; and (2) additional actions EPA must complete to issue the standards and guidelines.GAO found that: (1) EPA missed the legislatively imposed April 1994 deadline to issue standards defining hazardous levels of lead; (2) EPA has completed the tec...
Offshore Oil and Gas Resources: Interior Can Improve Its Management of Lease Abandonment
RCED-94-82: Published: May 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's management of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas lease abandonment, focusing on the: (1) Minerals Management Service's (MMS) actions in the Gulf of Mexico to minimize the environmental impact of federal oil and gas lease abandonment; and (2) estimated costs of lease abandonment and the MMS approach for ensuri...
Federal Facilities: Agencies Slow to Define the Scope and Cost of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanups
RCED-94-73: Published: Apr 15, 1994. Publicly Released: May 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the status of federal efforts to identify federal facilities requiring hazardous waste cleanup under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).GAO found that: (1) the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Energy (DOE) and other agencies have mostly completed their efforts to identify hazardous waste sites requi...