Environmental law (101 - 110 of 332 items)
Land Management: The Forest Service's and BLM's Organizational Structures and Responsibilities
RCED-99-227: Published: Jul 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the operational and demographic profiles of the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM); and (2) GAO's observations on the major similarities and differences emerging from this information.GAO noted that: (1) the Forest Service and BLM manage their federal lands for multiple uses through a multilevel--headquarters...
Federal Land Management: Information on Usage of the Antiquities Act
RCED-99-244R: Published: Jul 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how the Antiquities Act of 1906 has been used since its passage, focusing on: (1) the monuments that have been established under the act; and (2) a comparison of the requirements, if any, for environmental documentation and public participation, and of the processes, if any, for facilitating congressional oversight found in the act a...
Federal Land Management: Comments on Selected Provisions of S. 1320--A Bill to Revise Federal Land Management Planning
T-RCED-99-270: Published: Jul 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the planning-related provisions of titles I and II of S. 1320--the Public Lands Planning and Management Improvement Act of 1999, focusing on the: (1) statutory basis for the Forest Service's mission priorities; (2) clarity of the mission statement in S. 1320; and (3) extent to which the bill addresses identified planning deficiencies.GAO noted tha...
Forest Service Priorities: Evolving Mission Favors Resource Protection Over Production
RCED-99-166: Published: Jun 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Forest Service's evolving mission, focusing on the: (1) priorities that Congress set in enacting the National Forest Management Act of 1976, which guides the development of plans for managing national forests; (2) Forest Service's mission and funding priorities and how they have evolved over the past 2 decades; and (3) effect of...
Air Pollution: The Border Smog Reduction Act's Impact on Ozone Levels
RCED-99-212: Published: Jul 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Border Smog Reduction Act's impact on ozone levels and the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on ozone in the San Diego, California, area, focusing on: (1) estimates of the act's potential impact on ozone-causing chemicals in the San Diego area; and (2) trends in commercial border traffic and ozone levels...
Environmental Protection: Employees Who Made Allegations and Left EPA
RCED-99-97R: Published: Mar 2, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on three former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees who made allegations against EPA and then resigned, focusing on: (1) why the individuals had left; and (2) their current employment status.GAO noted that: (1) six of the 20 individuals who sent the letter making allegations to the Washington Times newspaper no longer work a...
Environmental Information: Agencywide Policies and Procedures Are Needed for EPA's Information Dissemination
RCED-98-245: Published: Sep 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative mandate, GAO determined the status of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to: (1) provide communities with risk information on toxic chemical releases in their areas; (2) make the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act's (EPCRA) chemical inventory information publicly accessible; and (3) develop policies, procedures, and standards for dissemina...
Environmental Protection Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000--1999 Update
IAP-98-18: Published: Aug 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1998.
GAO provided an update on its Environmental Protection issue area plan for fiscal years 1998-2000.GAO plans to examine: (1) the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) progress in directing its resources to areas where they can have the greatest impact in protecting the environment and public health; (2) the information Congress needs for reauthorizing key environmental statutes, such as Superfund...
EPA: Disposal of Polychlorinated Biphenyls
OGC-98-61: Published: Jul 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on the disposal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). GAO noted that: (1) the final rule would amend EPA's regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act which addresses the manufacture, processing, distribution in commerce, use, cleanup, storage, and disposal of PCBs; (2) the rule, among ot...
Environmental Protection: EPA's and States' Efforts to Focus State Enforcement Programs on Results
RCED-98-113: Published: May 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) alternative strategies states are practicing to improve compliance with environmental laws and regulations; (2) whether and how states are measuring the effectiveness of these strategies; and (3) how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has responded to these states' efforts, focusing in particular on the agency's objective of holding the...