Air pollution control (71 - 80 of 128 items)
Environmental Protection Issue Area--Active Assignments
AA-97-20(1): Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
GAo provided information on its active assignments in the Environmental Protection issue area as of January 2, 1997...
EPA: Final Regulations for Revisions to the Federal Test Procedure for Emissions from Motor Vehicles
OGC-96-42: Published: Nov 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on revisions to the federal test procedure for emissions from motor vehicles. GAO found that: (1) the rule would revise the tailpipe emission portions of the federal test procedure for light-duty vehicles and light-duty trucks; (2) a new supplemental federal test procedure has been added to add...
Global Warming: Difficulties Assessing Countries' Progress Stabilizing Emissions of Greenhouse Gases
RCED-96-188: Published: Sep 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the United States and other countries' progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by year 2000.GAO found that: (1) incomplete, unreliable, and inconsistent data prevent a complete assessment of these countries' efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2000; (2) the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate...
Information on EPA's Air and Radiation Program's Budget, 1990-95
RCED-96-201R: Published: Jul 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1996.
GAO reviewed the funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) air and radiation program. GAO noted that: (1) funding for the EPA Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) increased from less than $249 million for fiscal year (FY) 1990 to over $483 million for FY 1995; (2) most of the increase occurred between FY 1990 and FY 1992, and the four program offices within OAR had different rates of in...
Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under Clean Air Act Section 112(r)(7)
OGC-96-26: Published: Jul 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on accidental release prevention requirements and risk management programs under the Clean Air Act. GAO found that: (1) the rule would mandate that EPA promulgate regulations and develop guidance to prevent accidental releases to the air from stationary sources and mitigate the consequences of...
Environmental Protection Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-96-24: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO provided information on its Environmental Protection issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1997.GAO plans to: (1) evaluate the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) management and budget to help ensure that available resources are used efficiently and effectively; (2) assess the government's management of hazardous waste site cleanups; (3) review the implementation and cost-effective...
Global Warming: Limitations of General Circulation Models
T-RCED-96-43: Published: Nov 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the use of climate change models in predicting future climate changes. GAO noted that: (1) although general circulation models have improved over the last decade, their ability to predict climate changes accurately is limited by scientists' understanding of climatic processes and interactions and insufficient computer power to process the vast quantity of data needed to simulate chan...
Environmental Protection: Interim Actions to Better Control Cement Kiln Dust
RCED-95-192: Published: Aug 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decisionmaking process with respect to regulating cement kiln dust, focusing on: (1) EPA priorities in making its kiln dust determination; (2) whether EPA is authorized to modify hazardous waste management requirements in regulating cement kiln dust; (3) whether EPA believes that cement kilns burning haza...
Air Pollution: EPA Data Gathering Efforts Would Have Imposed a Burden on States
AIMD-95-160: Published: Aug 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1995.
GAO reviewed selected data collection and reporting requirements of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, focusing on whether: (1) the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) planned state emissions reporting requirements exceed its program needs; and (2) states use the EPA Aerometric Information Retrieval System (AIRS) to monitor emissions data.GAO found that: (1) EPA draft regulation would have req...
Clean Air Rulemaking: Tracking System Would Help Measure Progress of Streamlining Initiatives
RCED-95-70: Published: Mar 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) progress in streamlining its clean air rulemaking process, focusing on: (1) improvements that might enhance EPA streamlining activities; and (2) Office of Management and Budget (OMB) efforts to reduce the time associated with reviewing EPA rules.GAO found that: (1) in an effort to expedite clean air rulem...