Air pollution control (81 - 90 of 128 items)
Air Pollution: Reductions in EPA's 1994 Air Quality Program's Budget
RCED-95-31BR: Published: Nov 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) reductions in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) fiscal year (FY) 1994 budget for its air quality program; (2) how EPA allocated the reductions among the program's various components; and (3) how the reductions affected EPA efforts to meet certain requirements and deadlines established by the Clean Air Act Amendments of...
Toxic Substances: Status of EPA's Efforts to Reduce Toxic Releases
RCED-94-207: Published: Sep 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to reduce toxic releases, focusing on the: (1) validity of the data reported in the Toxic Release Inventory; (2) progress of the 33/50 Program in meeting its targets for reductions in toxic releases; and (3) status of participation in the Early Reductions Program.GAO found that: (1) while the EPA...
Air Quality Planning Processes at Selected Airports
RCED-94-197R: Published: Jul 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the processes three airports used to assess the effects of construction or expansion projects on air quality. GAO noted that: (1) the three airports used different environmental planning approaches because of differences in the timing or scope of their projects; (2) the Denver International Airport prepared an environmental assessmen...
Hazardous Waste: Issues Pertaining to an Incinerator in East Liverpool, Ohio
RCED-94-101: Published: Sep 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) issues concerning the operational control and ownership of a hazardous waste incinerator in East Liverpool, Ohio; (2) whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ohio have complied with regulations for approving and modifying incinerator permits; and (3) EPA ability to ensure that human health and the environment are protected during...
Air Pollution: Regional Approaches Are Needed to Protect Visibility in National Parks and Wilderness Areas
T-RCED-94-102: Published: Apr 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1994.
GAO discussed federal and state efforts to address the visibility problems caused by air pollution in national parks and wilderness areas. GAO noted that: (1) efforts to control air pollution from individual sources near park and wilderness areas have had only a limited impact and are costly and difficult to implement; (2) some pollution sources are exempt from program requirements either because...
Air Pollution: EPA's Progress in Determining the Costs and Benefits of Clean Air Legislation
RCED-94-20: Published: Feb 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) cost-benefit analyses of the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments and any previous amendments to the Clean Air Act, focusing on EPA: (1) methodology for conducting the cost-benefit analyses; (2) progress in completing the analyses; and (3) costs for contractors and staff used to complete these analyses.GAO f...
Air Pollution: State Planning Requirements Will Continue to Challenge EPA and the States
RCED-93-113: Published: Jun 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the: (1) responsiveness of the states to requirements in the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 that they submit revisions to their state implementation plans (SIP) for improving air quality; and (2) Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) timeliness in reviewing and approving these plans.GAO found that: (1) delays continue in the states' submissions...
Air Pollution: Difficulties in Implementing a National Air Permit Program
RCED-93-59: Published: Feb 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to implement a national air permit program, focusing on: (1) the status of EPA and state efforts to implement an effective permit program; (2) whether the program's budgeted resources were adequate; and (3) whether permit fees assessed by state agencies were sufficient to cover program costs.GAO f...
Traffic Congestion: Activities to Reduce Travel Demand and Air Pollution Are Not Widely Implemented
PEMD-93-2: Published: Nov 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal efforts to promote more efficient transportation management systems and the extent to which air quality concerns affected transportation systems management (TSM) activities.GAO found that: (1) 96 percent of all metropolitan planning organizations planned TSM activities for their regions; (2) organizations placed more emphasis on supply than...
Hazardous Waste: A North Carolina Incinerator's Noncompliance With EPA and OSHA Requirements
RCED-92-78: Published: Jun 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a hazardous waste treatment, storage, and incineration facility in North Carolina, focusing on: (1) the operator's compliance with federal environmental and worker safety laws; (2) federal and state efforts to ensure compliance with federal environmental and worker safety laws; (3) hazardous waste site disposal policies and procedures from the Envi...