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Health and Safety: Environmental Oversight of Classified Federal Research
T-RCED-96-99: Published: Mar 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1996.
GAO discussed its review of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) capability to conduct environmental oversight of classified federal research. GAO noted that: (1) EPA conducts limited oversight of classified federal research, primarily relying on agencies' internal environmental monitoring programs; (2) although agencies are required to submit environmental impact statements (EIS) to EPA fo...
Environmental Protection: Status of EPA's Initiatives to Create a New Partnership With States
T-RCED-96-87: Published: Feb 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1996.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) initiatives in response to the National Academy of Public Administration's recommendations to change the nation's approach to environmental protection, focusing on EPA attempts to improve its relationship with states. GAO noted that: (1) EPA plans to create a National Environmental Performance Partnership System, which would fundamentally c...
Environmental Management: An Integrated Approach Could Reduce Pollution and Increase Regulatory Efficiency
RCED-96-41: Published: Jan 31, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the environmental management approaches used in Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey; (2) state and industry experiences with these integrated management approaches; and (3) the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) role in state efforts to reduce pollution.GAO found that: (1) Massachusetts has adopted a single, integrated inspection appr...
Flexibility in the Safe Drinking Water Act
RCED-96-12R: Published: Nov 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), states, and public water systems have been able to use the flexibility contained in the Safe Drinking Water Act to reduce compliance costs. GAO noted that: (1) the act and EPA regulations provide the flexibility necessary for state water systems to reduce their compliance costs; (2)...
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...
Pesticides: EPA's Efforts to Collect and Take Action on Exposure Incident Data
RCED-95-163: Published: Jul 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) monitoring of human exposures to pesticides, focusing on whether EPA: (1) collects data on exposure arising from the use on nonagricultural pesticides; (2) takes action in response to potential health risks from such exposure; and (3) receives sufficient information to assess whether unacceptable risks ar...
Toxic Substances: EPA Needs More Reliable Source Reduction Data and Progress Measures
RCED-94-93: Published: Sep 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to reduce toxic chemical pollution at its source, focusing on EPA: (1) progress in implementing source reduction reporting requirements; (2) efforts to promote voluntary source reduction activities at industrial facilities; and (3) dissemination of source reduction information to meet state and in...
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...
Environmental Regulation: Differences Remain Between EPA and OMB Over Paperwork Requirements
RCED-94-254: Published: Aug 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to comply with federal paperwork reduction regulations, focusing on: (1) EPA management of its information collection requests; (2) whether management problems have adversely impacted EPA enforcement actions; and (3) the effect of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) oversight on EPA information collection efforts.GAO found that: (1...
Toxic Substances Control Act: Preliminary Observations on Legislative Changes to Make TSCA More Effective
T-RCED-94-263: Published: Jul 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1994.
GAO discussed the reauthorization of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), focusing on legislative changes to improve the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) implementation of the act. GAO noted that revising TSCA could: (1) strengthen EPA ability to regulate harmful chemicals; (2) clarify the act's role and relationship to other legislation; (3) improve EPA review of new chemicals before m...