Air pollution control (51 - 60 of 128 items)
International Environment: Literature on the Effectiveness of International Environmental Agreements
RCED-99-148: Published: May 1, 1999. Publicly Released: May 1, 1999.
GAO provided information on the three components needed to ensure compliance with international environmental agreements.GAO noted that: (1) data on the results of nations' activities undertaken to meet their international environmental obligations are the basis of determining whether each nation is in compliance with the agreements to which it is a party; (2) historically, such data have had prob...
Environmental Protection Agency: Phase 2 Emission Standards for New Nonroad Spark-Ignition Nonhandheld Engines At or Below 19 Kilowatts
OGC-99-37: Published: Apr 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on emission standards for new nonroad spark-ignition nonhandheld engines. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would control emissions from new nonroad spark-ignition nonhandheld engines at or below 19 kilowatts, which are principally used in lawn and garden equipment; and (2) EPA complied with applica...
Climate Change: Basic Issues in Considering a Credit for Early Action Program
RCED-99-23: Published: Nov 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) proposal to develop a credit for an early action program promoting environmental cleanups, focusing on: (1) some of the basic issues that have to be addressed by any effort to develop a credit for early action program; and (2) how claims for reductions of greenhouse gas emissions that are reported to...
EPA: Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From Nonroad Diesel Engines
OGC-99-11: Published: Nov 6, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on control of emissions of air pollution from nonroad diesel engines. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would enforce new emission standards for nonroad diesel engines used in most land-based nonroad equipment and some marine applications; and (2) EPA complied with applicable requirements in promulg...
Climate Change: Information on Limitations and Assumptions of DOE's Five-Lab Study
RCED-98-239: Published: Sep 8, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the study conducted by five Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories on reducing U.S. emissions through energy-efficient and low-carbon technologies, focusing on: (1) how the study's scope and methodology may limit its usefulness; (2) key assumptions that may have influenced the study's results; and (3) the study's role in th...
Environmental Protection Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-20(3): Published: Aug 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Environmental Protection issue area as of August 17, 1998...
Climate Change: Information on the U.S. Initiative on Joint Implementation
RCED-98-154: Published: Jun 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected aspects of the U.S. Initiative on Joint Implementation, intended to encourage investments by U.S. entities in projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions outside the United States, focusing on the: (1) criteria used to accept proposed projects; (2) number and types of projects accepted; (3) status of the seven projects accepted in the firs...
Air Pollution: Delays in Motor Vehicle Inspection Programs Jeopardize Attainment of the Ozone Standard
RCED-98-175: Published: Jun 15, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of states' motor vehicle inspection programs, focusing on the: (1) progress made by the 23 states that are required to implement enhanced inspection and maintenance (I&M) programs, including the difficulties that the states have encountered; and (2) impact that delays in implementing enhanced I&M programs may have on the states' ability...
Global Warming: Administration's Proposal in Support of the Kyoto Protocol
T-RCED-98-219: Published: Jun 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the potential impact of efforts to comply with the Kyoto Protocol; (2) whether the administration has an overall goal for stage 1 and a plan for accomplishing that goal; (2) if funded, to what extent will the $6.3-billion stage 1 climate change proposal help the United States meet the protocol's emissions target; and (3) what the current impl...