Air pollution control (31 - 40 of 60 items)
EPA's Costs of Preparing Regulatory Impact Analyses
RCED-97-15R: Published: Dec 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) incurs in preparing regulatory impact analyses (RIA) to support EPA's implementation of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. GAO noted that: (1) EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, which has four program offices, does not have a systematic way to identify and track all of its costs for preparing R...
EPA: Nitrogen Oxides Emission Reduction Program
OGC-97-8: Published: Jan 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on the Nitrogen Oxides Emission Reduction Program. GAO found that: (1) the rule would promulgate standards for the second phase of the Nitrogen Oxides Reduction Program under Title IV of the Clean Air Act by establishing nitrogen oxides emission limitations for certain coal-fired electric utili...
Environmental Protection Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-96-24: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO provided information on its Environmental Protection issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1997.GAO plans to: (1) evaluate the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) management and budget to help ensure that available resources are used efficiently and effectively; (2) assess the government's management of hazardous waste site cleanups; (3) review the implementation and cost-effective...
EPA's Efforts to Issue Air Toxic Standards
RCED-95-265R: Published: Sep 22, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) progress in issuing maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards required by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. GAO noted that: (1) EPA has issued 26 of 45 MACT standards and plans to issue the other 19 MACT standards by its deadline; (2) EPA plans to meet the 1997 and 2000 dea...
Air Pollution: EPA Data Gathering Efforts Would Have Imposed a Burden on States
AIMD-95-160: Published: Aug 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1995.
GAO reviewed selected data collection and reporting requirements of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, focusing on whether: (1) the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) planned state emissions reporting requirements exceed its program needs; and (2) states use the EPA Aerometric Information Retrieval System (AIRS) to monitor emissions data.GAO found that: (1) EPA draft regulation would have req...
Air Pollution: Allowance Trading Offers an Opportunity to Reduce Emissions at Less Cost
RCED-95-30: Published: Dec 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) emissions trading program, focusing on: (1) the extent to which allowance trading is expected to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions and compliance costs; (2) the status of the allowance trading market; (3) barriers to increased allowance trading; and (4) the implications for designing a similar approach to c...
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...
Air Quality Planning Processes at Selected Airports
RCED-94-197R: Published: Jul 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the processes three airports used to assess the effects of construction or expansion projects on air quality. GAO noted that: (1) the three airports used different environmental planning approaches because of differences in the timing or scope of their projects; (2) the Denver International Airport prepared an environmental assessmen...
Hazardous Waste: Issues Pertaining to an Incinerator in East Liverpool, Ohio
RCED-94-101: Published: Sep 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) issues concerning the operational control and ownership of a hazardous waste incinerator in East Liverpool, Ohio; (2) whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ohio have complied with regulations for approving and modifying incinerator permits; and (3) EPA ability to ensure that human health and the environment are protected during...
Air Pollution: Regional Approaches Are Needed to Protect Visibility in National Parks and Wilderness Areas
T-RCED-94-102: Published: Apr 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1994.
GAO discussed federal and state efforts to address the visibility problems caused by air pollution in national parks and wilderness areas. GAO noted that: (1) efforts to control air pollution from individual sources near park and wilderness areas have had only a limited impact and are costly and difficult to implement; (2) some pollution sources are exempt from program requirements either because...