Regulatory agencies (51 - 54 of 54 items)
Department of Defense Hazardous Waste Management
T-NSIAD-88-4: Published: Nov 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1987.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with environmental protection laws through its hazardous waste generation, storage, and disposal management, and disposal site cleanup efforts. GAO found that: (1) although it had previously cited storage and disposal problems at 12 installations, delayed disposal, slow construction of storage facilities, and limited hazardous waste reduct...
Surface Mining: States Not Assessing and Collecting Monetary Penalties
RCED-87-129: Published: Jun 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the performance of Kentucky, Indiana, and Colorado in assessing and collecting civil penalties against coal mining operators who violated environmental standards.GAO found that: (1) of 201 violations it randomly selected for the period January through June 1985, the states determined that 18 violations never actually occurred; (2) of the remaini...
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...
Improving the Scientific and Technical Information Available to the Environmental Protection Agency in Its Decisionmaking Process
CED-79-115: Published: Sep 21, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1979.
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) statutes proclaim national goals of rapid improvement and protection of the environment and the public against health hazards. Trying to meet these demands places EPA between two groups with divergent views and competing interests. Environmental groups urge EPA to promulgate and enforce strict controls, while industry stresses the economic consequences a...