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Environmental Liabilities: Cleanup Costs From Certain DOD Operations Are Not Being Reported
GAO-02-117: Published: Dec 14, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 2001.
GAO examined the environmental cleanup costs of ongoing operations of the Department of Defense (DOD). These include general property, plant, and equipment facilities or other assets that are being operated or are in use at DOD installations. GAO found that DOD has not developed policies, procedures, and methodologies to ensure that cleanup costs required for all of its ongoing and inactive or clo...
Environmental Contamination: Cleanup Actions at Formerly Used Defense Sites
GAO-01-557: Published: Jul 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 2001.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates that it will spend as much as $20 billion to clean up contamination at thousands of properties that were once owned, leased, or operated by the Defense Department (DOD). These properties contain hazardous, toxic, and radioactive wastes in the soil and water or in containers, such as underground storage tanks. The Corps is responsible for cleaning up the h...
Environmental Liabilities: DOD Training Range Cleanup Cost Estimates Are Likely Understated
GAO-01-479: Published: Apr 11, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2001.
Because of concerns about the long-term budgetary implications associated with the environmental cleanup of the Department of Defense (DOD) training ranges, GAO examined (1) the potential magnitude of the cost to clean up these ranges in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, (2) the scope and reliability of DOD's training range inventory, and (3) the methodologies used to develop cost e...
Environmental Protection: EPA Should Strengthen Its Efforts to Measure and Encourage Pollution Prevention
GAO-01-283: Published: Feb 21, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2001.
Limited quantitative data exists on the extent to which American industry has sought to use pollution prevention methods to reduce pollutants discharged from its facilities. This shortcoming has inhibited the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to monitor and encourage companies' use of pollution prevention measures. Whether to undertake pollution prevention is typically a business dec...
Information on Pesticide Illness Reporting Systems
GAO-01-501T: Published: Mar 13, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2001.
This testimony discusses findings from two GAO reports that relate to Maryland's pending legislation on pesticide reporting. To determine how the nation's information on pesticide illnesses could be improved, GAO has worked with two federal agencies--the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Center for Environmental Health. These agencies told GAO that esta...
Brownfields: Information on the Programs of EPA and Selected States
GAO-01-52: Published: Dec 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 2001.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and several states reviewed by GAO have established financial assistance programs to encourage the assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment of brownfields. The programs run by EPA and the states differ in certain aspects, however. Namely, there are differences in the forms of assistance provided, the eligibility criteria, and overall strategies. From fiscal...
Observations on the Environmental Protection Agency's Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Performance Plan
RCED-00-203R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2001 performance plans.GAO noted that: (1) EPA reported making significant progress toward achieving its key outcome of safe and healthy air; (2) however, EPA recognizes that, while it has achieved cost-effective pollution reduction, the most difficult incre...
Water Quality: Identification and Remediation of Polluted Waters Impeded by Data Gaps
T-RCED-00-88: Published: Feb 10, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the adequacy of the data that the Environmental Protection Agency and the states have for making critical water quality decisions required by the Clean Water Act, focusing on: (1) the adequacy of the data for identifying waters for states' 303(d) lists; (2) the adequacy of data for developing total maximum daily loads (TMDL) for those waters; and...
EPA: Lowering of Reporting Thresholds for Certain PBT Chemicals, Addition of Certain PBT Chemicals and Community Right-to-Know Toxic Chemical Reporting
OGC-00-7: Published: Nov 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on the lowering of reporting thresholds for certain persistent bioaccumulative toxic (PBT) chemicals. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would lower the reporting thresholds for certain PBTs that are subject to reporting under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1...
International Environment: Experts' Observations on Enhancing Compliance With a Climate Change Agreement
RCED-99-248: Published: Aug 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified issues that could enhance compliance with the Kyoto Protocol or any climate change agreement, focusing on the: (1) clarity of the protocol's goals and procedures; (2) use of incentives that encourage compliance to supplement punitive measures to punish noncompliance; and (3) role of environmental and industry groups.GAO noted that: (1) three feat...