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Environmental Protection: EPA Should Develop a Strategic Plan for Its New Compliance Initiative
GAO-13-115: Published: Dec 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2013.
Since introducing its Next Generation Compliance initiative in fiscal year 2012, EPA has taken four primary steps to increase transparency and accountability in enforcement and compliance. According to EPA documents and officials, these actions will provide greater access to data under EPA-regulated programs and make regulated entities more accountable to the public. In this regard, EPAformed an e...
Pesticides: Information Systems Improvements Essential for EPA's Reregistration Efforts
IMTEC-93-5: Published: Nov 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) pesticide reregistration information systems, focusing on: (1) how EPA uses automated information systems to provide tracking and analysis information for pesticide reregistration; and (2) whether changes are needed to support its pesticide reregistration information needs.GAO found that: (1) EPA has spen...
Minerals Management Service: Improvements Planned for Automated Royalty Management System
IMTEC-90-65: Published: Jul 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Royalty Management Program administered by the Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS).GAO found that: (1) numerous studies and audits have identified continuing data reliability problems affecting the MMS royalty management program; (2) MMS recently modified its implementation plans by including steps to improve automate...
Surface Mining: Office of Surface Mining Response to Management Review Recommendations
RCED-89-82FS: Published: Feb 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's (OSMRE) efforts to implement task force recommendations to correct problems in: (1) overall management control and direction; (2) state program oversight and evaluation; (3) the Abandoned Mine Land Program; (4) direct federal regulation; and (5) automatic data processing.GAO found that...
Implementation Status of OMB Circular A-76 Program at National Park Service and Bureau of Reclamation
RCED-85-56: Published: Mar 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1985.
GAO reviewed the efforts of the Department of the Interior's National Park Service and Bureau of Reclamation to implement Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 which states that, when feasible and economical, federal agencies should rely on the private sector for commercial goods and services. GAO found that, although many of the jobs in both agencies were subject to the A-76 process, the...
Timeliness of the Bureau of Land Management's Accrual of Revenues on Oil and Gas Leases
088947: Dec 17, 1970
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Environmental Protection Agency Acts To Improve Computer-Produced Reports
FGMSD-80-11: Published: Dec 11, 1979. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1979.
GAO reviewed the need for and usefulness of financial reports produced by three Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) automated accounting systems. The systems were designed to help managers control appropriated funds, monitor states' and local use of grant funds, and control the agency's investment in personal property. They were designed to record all information in a central file from which reg...
Improvements Needed in Coast Guard's Computer-Based Pollution Incident Reporting System
104770: Jan 31, 1978
The Pollution Incident Reporting System (PIRS) is a computer-based system which was started in December 1971 to collect information on discharges of oil or hazardous substances reported to or detected by the Coast Guard and was later expanded to collect information on cleanup activities and penalty actions.In a May 1977 memorandum, the Acting Chief of the Office of Marine Environment and Systems s...
Internal Controls of the Transportation Computer Center and Pollution Incident Reporting System
104769: Jan 31, 1978
The Department of Transportation's (DOT) Office of Audits has not participated in the design and development of controls for the Coast Guard's computer-based Pollution Incident Reporting System (PIRS) and is not involved in efforts to improve PIRS.Auditor participation is important to ensure managers and users that time the PIRS network of controls is adequate and effective. The internal audit sta...
An Emerging Tool: The Computer Model
090971: Jan 1, 1978
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 13, Issue 4, Fall 1978, discussed the GAO role in the increasing use of computer models by Government policy analysts and decisionmakers. GAO first used computer models in the late 1960's to predict water quality under varying environmental conditions. GAO has also reported on computer-oriented war gaming, simulations, and contract studies spons...