Waste disposal (31 - 40 of 61 items)
Water Resources: Future Needs for Confining Contaminated Sediment in the Great Lakes Region
RCED-92-89: Published: Jul 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the status of the confined disposal facilities (CDF) currently being used in the Great Lakes to store contaminated dredged sediments; (2) the long-term need for CDF in the region; and (3) difficulties in locating sites for future CDF.GAO found that: (1) most federally funded CDF will be filled to capacity by 2006, and funding for new, replacem...
Water Pollution: Pollutant Trading Could Reduce Compliance Costs If Uncertainties Are Resolved
RCED-92-153: Published: Jun 15, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the cost-effectiveness of pollutant trading, focusing on: (1) projects using pollutant trading to reduce pollution at specific locations; (2) potential barriers to wider use of pollutant trading; and (3) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) efforts to implement a nationwide trading program.GAO found that: (1) pollutant trading has b...
Hudson River Superfund Site
RCED-92-129R: Published: Mar 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1992.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decisionmaking process in cleaning up polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in the Hudson River, focusing on: (1) EPA plans to evaluate the effect of permitted PCB releases in the Hudson River; and (2) federal permits for dredging PCB from the Hudson River and selecting a hazardous waste disposal site to hol...
Hazardous Waste: Management of Maquiladoras' Waste Hampered by Lack of Information
RCED-92-102: Published: Feb 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared U.S. and Mexican hazardous waste laws and regulations, resources, and enforcement practices, to determine how the generation and disposal of hazardous wastes from maquiladoras, companies that use materials imported into Mexico to produce finished goods for export, is being managed.GAO found that: (1) although U.S. and Mexican laws and regulations p...
[DOD Allowable Cost Provisions and CERCLA]
B-246822.2: Published: Feb 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the relationship between the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) provisions for allocating responsibility for payment of environmental cleanup costs. GAO noted that: (1) under CERCLA, DOD shares liability with its contractors for hazardous waste cleanup at sites where...
Hazardous Waste: Management Problems Continue at Overseas Military Bases
NSIAD-91-231: Published: Aug 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed hazardous waste management at the Department of Defense's (DOD) overseas installations, focusing on whether DOD bases overseas were protecting humans and the environment.GAO found that: (1) due to unclear and outdated DOD policy and service regulations, it was difficult to determine the extent to which overseas bases should comply with U.S. laws wh...
Oil Reserve: Impact of NPR-1 Operations on Wildlife and Water Is Uncertain
RCED-91-129: Published: Aug 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the basis for the disagreements between the Department of Energy (DOE) and its Argonne National Laboratory relating to Argonne's development of a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1 (NPR-1), focusing on: (1) the DOE Naval Petroleum Reserves-California (NPRC) and Argonne positions on NPR-1 impacts on...
Water Pollution: Observations on Compliance and Enforcement Activities Under the Clean Water Act
T-RCED-91-80: Published: Jul 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1991.
GAO discussed compliance with and enforcement activities under the Clean Water Act, focusing on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) water quality programs. GAO noted that: (1) federal, municipal, and industrial facilities have a long-standing history of noncompliance with the act's requirements to monitor their effluent and meet pollutant discharge limits; (2) despite such serious and long-stand...
Hazardous Waste: Limited Progress in Closing and Cleaning Up Contaminated Facilities
RCED-91-79: Published: May 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) progress in completing closures and issuing post-closure permits at hazardous waste disposal facilities.GAO found that: (1) nearly half of the facilities that treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste have decided to close their operations because they are unable or unwilling to meet federal hazardous w...
Environmental Protection: Bibliography of GAO Documents, August 1988-April 1990
RCED-90-228: Published: Sep 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1990.
GAO provided a bibliography of its documents relating to the environment that were issued between August 1988 and April 1990.GAO included references to reports, speeches, testimonies, and other documents, representing the broad interrelationship between environmental protection and such other issues as health, energy, transportation, agriculture, and natural resources...