Air pollution control (51 - 60 of 60 items)
Air Pollution: Ozone Attainment Requires Long-Term Solutions To Solve Complex Problems
RCED-88-40: Published: Jan 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the progress in reducing ozone levels to comply with national air quality standards; (2) the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) review of the latest data on the health effects of ozone; and (3) EPA and state and local governments' efforts to address ozone problems in three areas not attaining the standard.GAO found that: (1) EPA identi...
[Comments on Legal Arguments Concerning EPA Requirements for Gasoline Vapor Controls]
B-221037: Published: Sep 15, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1987.
GAO commented on legal arguments in a draft brief that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should require use of automobile vapor recovery controls on gasoline pumps. GAO: (1) disagreed with the draft's assertion that the controls were a reasonably available control measure, since there was no legislative basis for EPA to reach such a decision; (2) agreed that an ongoing EPA study did not pr...
Air Quality Standards: EPA's Standard Setting Process Should Be More Timely and Better Planned
RCED-87-23: Published: Dec 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on: (1) the current status and cost of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to review and update its national air quality standards; and (2) EPA plans for addressing additional research needs.GAO found that EPA: (1) had not met its congressional mandate for reviewing and updating its national air quality standards by 1980; (2) rev...
EPA's Sanctions Policy Is Not Consistent With the Clean Air Act
RCED-85-121: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the legality and appropriateness of the sanctions policy adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for communities that fail to meet air quality standards imposed by the Clean Air Act; and (2) the effects of a long-standing construction ban in communities that failed to meet air quality standards before the deadline the act imposed...
EPA Needs To Improve Its Oversight of Air Pollution Control Grant Expenditures
RCED-84-163: Published: Sep 28, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) air pollution control grant program authorized by the Clean Air Act.Section 105 of the act authorizes EPA to award grants to state and local agencies to develop plans and implement programs to prevent and control air pollution or to address national air quality standards. GAO examined the EPA procedures a...
The Steel Industry Compliance Extension Act Brought About Some Modernization and Unexpected Benefits
RCED-84-103: Published: Sep 5, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1984.
GAO assessed the impact of the Steel Industry Compliance Extension Act, which allowed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to defer, for approved steel companies, the date for meeting air pollution requirements. To approve a company under the act, EPA had to: (1) determine that the deferral of air pollution control spending was necessary to improve the efficiency of company facilities; (2) fi...
[Questions Concerning Proposed Legislation To Amend Clean Air Act]
B-214688: Published: Apr 6, 1984. Publicly Released: May 14, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed three bills that would amend the Clean Air Act to control certain pollutants, focusing on whether: (1) the interest costs incurred by utilities in complying with the proposed requirements could be paid from funds made available by the bills; and (2) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would be making commitments in violation of the Antidefic...
Development of a Federal Air Pollution Episode Program for Los Angelos Area of California
B-166506: Published: Mar 29, 1974. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1982.
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Environmental Protection Issues Facing the Nation
CED-79-63: Published: Mar 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1979.
Pollution has been a national environmental concern for many years, with federal policy gradually evolving and culminating in comprehensive congressional legislation in the 1970's. The strategy to control air, water, and noise pollution has centered on national uniform technology-based standards, a policy which is meeting resistance from industry, the states, and municipalities because it is not c...