Environmental monitoring (71 - 80 of 165 items)
Environmental Protection: Grants for International Activities and Smart Growth
RCED-00-145R: Published: May 31, 2000. Publicly Released: May 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) grants for international activities and smart growth, focusing on the: (1) number, dollar amount, and recipients of international and smart growth grants; (2) purposes of and the activities pursuant to the grants; and (3) statutory bases that EPA cites for awarding these grants.GAO noted th...
Acid Rain: Emissions Trends and Effects in the Eastern United States
RCED-00-47: Published: Mar 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on acid rain emissions trends in the eastern United States, focusing on: (1) sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides emitted into the air at the national level; (2) deposition in the eastern United States and in three environmentally sensitive areas; (3) sulfates and nitrates in lakes in the Adirondack Mountains and the prospects for the lak...
Marine Pollution: Progress Made to Reduce Marine Pollution by Cruise Ships, but Important Issues Remain
RCED-00-48: Published: Feb 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the actions being taken by federal regulators and the cruise ship industry to prevent future illegal discharges of waste, focusing on: (1) the nature and extent of reported illegal discharge cases for foreign-flagged cruise ships from 1993 through 1998; (2) federal agencies' efforts to prevent, detect, investigate, and prosecute ille...
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...
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...
Department of Energy: Voluntary Reporting Program for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions
RCED-98-107R: Published: Mar 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on selected aspects of the Voluntary Reporting Program for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions, focusing on the: (1) efforts taken to help ensure the accuracy of data collected by the Voluntary Reporting Program; (2) incentives for accurate reporting; (3) types of projects reported and their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emis...
Air Pollution: Estimated Benefits and Costs of the Navajo Generating Station's Emissions Limit
RCED-98-28: Published: Jan 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision to limit sulfur dioxide emissions from the Navajo Generating Station, focusing on: (1) the effect on emissions reductions and the associated costs that resulted from the negotiated agreement used by EPA in making its decision compared to its initial proposal; (2) the visibility improvements the a...
Superfund: Times to Complete Site Listing and Cleanup
T-RCED-98-74: Published: Feb 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1998.
GAO discussed two of its recent reports on the pace of cleanup in the Superfund program, focusing on the: (1) time taken to evaluate hazardous waste sites for possible placement on the National Priorities List (NPL) and the time to clean them up after the listing; and (2) status of cleanup for sites listed from 1986 to 1994.GAO noted that: (1) GAO's March 1997 report stated that the Environmental...
EPA: National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter--Final Rule and National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone
OGC-97-56: Published: Aug 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) two new rules on national ambient air quality standards. GAO found that: (1) the first rule would revise the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM); (2) the second rule would revise the NAAQS for ozone; (3) EPA states that these revised standards will provide increase...
Environmental Cleanup Costs: NASA Is Making Progress in Identifying Contamination, but More Effort Is Needed
NSIAD-97-98: Published: Jun 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) environmental cleanup costs, focusing on NASA's: (1) determination of the extent of contamination it may be responsible for cleaning up and progress in its cleanup program; (2) cost estimates for accomplishing cleanup; and (3) efforts to determine whether "potentially responsible parties" s...