Regulatory agencies (41 - 50 of 54 items)
Hazardous Waste: EPA Cleanup Requirements--DOD Versus Private Entities
NSIAD-89-144: Published: Jul 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the overlapping requirements of two environmental laws caused the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to have higher cleanup standards for Department of Defense (DOD) installations with hazardous waste sites than for private sites.GAO found that: (1) DOD installations with both active and inactive hazardous waste sites could be subject to...
Air Pollution: EPA's Ambient Air Policy Results in Additional Pollution
RCED-89-144: Published: Jul 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) use of pollution concentration estimates obtained from air quality dispersion models in carrying out its responsibilities under the Clean Air Act, focusing on whether EPA policies: (1) on ambient air quality resulted in approval of increased emissions; and (2) ensured the consistent use of air quality mod...
Federal Facilities' Compliance With the Clean Water Act
T-RCED-89-32: Published: Apr 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1989.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and state oversight and enforcement of federal facilities' compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Program. GAO found that: (1) 30 of the 150 major federal facilities were not in compliance with the program requirements; (2) major federal facilities' noncompliance rate was twice that of nonfederal facilities; (3) over 4...
Air Pollution: EPA's Ozone Policy Is a Positive Step but Needs More Legal Authority
RCED-89-28: Published: Nov 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the legality of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed ozone policy, focusing on: (1) legal and other problems EPA might encounter in implementing the policy; and (2) whether the policy would correct problems associated with past ozone programs.GAO found that, under the proposed policy, EPA would: (1) extend from 3 to 5 years the d...
Wetlands: The Corps of Engineers' Administration of the Section 404 Program
RCED-88-110: Published: Jul 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army Corps of Engineers' administration of section 404 of the Clean Water Act to determine the extent to which the Corps: (1) coordinated with federal resource agencies during the permit process; (2) identified violations of permit conditions; and (3) imposed sanctions against those who failed to obtain required permits or violated permit co...
Hazardous Waste: New Approach Needed to Manage the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RCED-88-115: Published: Jul 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1988.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) progress in implementing Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) provisions to determine whether EPA was: (1) identifying and regulating hazardous wastes; (2) ensuring RCRA facilities' compliance with regulatory controls; and (3) encouraging waste minimization.GAO found that: (1) EPA made limited progress in identifying and regulating...
Hazardous Waste: Many Enforcement Actions Do Not Meet EPA Standards
RCED-88-140: Published: Jun 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and states' progress in implementing the EPA enforcement response policy under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), focusing on: (1) the extent to which EPA and authorized states took timely and appropriate enforcement actions against high-priority violators; (2) EPA oversight of the appr...
Hazardous Waste: Problems and Cleanup Efforts at an FAA Facility in Oklahoma City
RCED-88-113FS: Published: Mar 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) nature and extent of hazardous waste problems at the Federal Aviation Administration's Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center; and (2) actions the Center took to clean up contamination.GAO found that: (1) state and local regulatory agencies cited the Center several times between 1984 and 1987 for various hazardous waste violat...
Air Pollution: Efforts To Control Ozone in Areas of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin
RCED-88-46BR: Published: Jan 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state efforts to control hydrocarbon emissions in southeastern Wisconsin, northeastern Illinois, and northwestern Indiana, to determine: (1) whether Illinois and Indiana are contributing to Wisconsin's ozone problems; (2) why the two states have not obtained EPA approval of their ozone control plans; (3...
Closure Status of RCRA Hazardous Waste Land Disposal Facilities
T-RCED-88-13: Published: Dec 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1987.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's requirements for closure of hazardous waste land disposal facilities. GAO found that: (1) the estimate of the number of disposal facilities requiring closure has increased from 995 to 1,161; (2) the increases occurred because some facilities which had planned to continue operation...