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Federal Facilities: Agencies Slow to Define the Scope and Cost of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanups
RCED-94-73: Published: Apr 15, 1994. Publicly Released: May 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the status of federal efforts to identify federal facilities requiring hazardous waste cleanup under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).GAO found that: (1) the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Energy (DOE) and other agencies have mostly completed their efforts to identify hazardous waste sites requi...
Pesticides on Farms: Limited Capability Exists to Monitor Occupational Illnesses and Injuries
PEMD-94-6: Published: Dec 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal and state efforts to monitor occupational illnesses resulting from exposure to pesticides on farms, focusing on whether federal and state monitoring systems provide sufficient information on pesticide-related illnesses in the farm sector.GAO found that: (1) although numerous federal and state systems provide information on acute pesticide-r...
Federal Hazardous Waste Facilities
RCED-93-201R: Published: Sep 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal facilities that are potentially contaminated with hazardous waste, focusing on whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken actions to meet mandatory assessment deadlines. GAO found that: (1) as of April 1988, only 395 of the 823 federal facilities on the National Priorities List (NPL) had been assessed; (2) as...
Superfund: Cleanups Nearing Completion Indicate Future Challenges
RCED-93-188: Published: Sep 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) completed Superfund hazardous waste cleanup actions, focusing on the: (1) type and extent of actions taken at those sites; and (2) challenges EPA will face in managing and monitoring these sites.GAO found that: (1) significant amounts of hazardous wastes have been removed or controlled at 149 EPA Superfun...
Superfund: Backlog of Unevaluated Federal Facilities Slows Cleanup Efforts
RCED-93-119: Published: Jul 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and other federal agencies' progress in assessing and evaluating federal facilities with potential hazardous waste contamination.GAO found that: (1) as of December 1992, EPA had evaluated 500 of the 823 potentially contaminated facilities on the docket; (2) the backlog of unevaluated federal facilities co...
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...
Environmental Enforcement: EPA Cannot Ensure the Accuracy of Self-Reported Compliance Monitoring Data
RCED-93-21: Published: Mar 31, 1993. Publicly Released: May 4, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and authorized states' procedures for ensuring the accuracy of self-reported data used in environmental compliance and detection activities, focusing on whether: (1) facilities subject to environmental regulation identify themselves to EPA or an authorized state; (2) sampling results are accurate and reli...
Wetlands Protection: The Scope of the Section 404 Program Remains Uncertain
RCED-93-26: Published: Apr 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Section 404 Program, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the Corps has implemented GAO recommendations concerning the program; (2) legislative and other developments that have affected the 404 program; and (3) whether budgetary constraints have affected program administration.GAO found that: (1) the Corps and the...
International Environment: Strengthening the Implementation of Environmental Agreements
RCED-92-188: Published: Aug 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO and the Congressional Research Service held a symposium on strengthening international environmental agreements, focusing on: (1) the availability of information on the implementation of international environmental agreements; (2) how this information can be used; and (3) whether incentives would help countries to implement these agreements.GAO found that:...
International Environment: Options for Strengthening Environmental Agreements
T-RCED-92-83: Published: Aug 7, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1992.
GAO discussed implementing, monitoring, and strengthening the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development's environmental agreements. GAO noted that: (1) both developed and developing countries lack agreement implementation and monitoring capability due to incomplete reporting, limited information, and insufficient resources; (2) developing countries lack technical and financial resou...