Air pollution control (51 - 60 of 80 items)
Air Pollution: Impact of White House Entities on Two Clean Air Rules
RCED-93-24: Published: May 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rulemaking pursuant to the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, focusing on: (1) White House involvement in the rulemaking process; (2) changes that occurred after White House participation; and (3) EPA compliance with public docket requirements.GAO found that: (1) two EPA Clean Air Act rules significantly c...
Environmental Tobacco Smoke
RCED-93-77R: Published: Feb 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the public release by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of three draft documents dealing with environmental tobacco smoke. GAO noted that: (1) the EPA project manager responsible for the compendium sent a draft, without EPA management approval, to several external reviewers for review; (2) the external reviewer who wrote the chapter on hear...
RCED-93-62R: Published: Jan 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1993.
GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) assessment of the environmental risks and availability of substitutes for ozone-depleting substances. GAO noted that: (1) EPA analysis of ozone-depleting substitutes has focused on its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program which assesses the risks and availability of alternative substances; (2) certain substitutes...
Air Pollution: Unresolved Issues May Hamper Success of EPA's Proposed Emissions Program
RCED-92-288: Published: Sep 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether: (1) the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal is the most effective approach for identifying and repairing vehicles that exceed emission standards; and (2) EPA has studied alternative test procedures to reduce emissions from motor vehicles.GAO found that: (1) there are drawbacks to the IM240 test procedure for bot...
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...
Global Warming: Emission Reductions Possible as Scientific Uncertainties Are Resolved
RCED-90-58: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined global warming research and policy issues, focusing on: (1) the increase in greenhouse gases; (2) the strengths and limitations of enhanced global warming estimates; and (3) possible policy responses to address global climate change.GAO found that: (1) although carbon dioxide was responsible for almost half of the enhanced greenhouse effect, combin...
Greenhouse Effect: DOE's Programs and Activities Relevant to the Global Warming Phenomenon
RCED-90-74BR: Published: Mar 5, 1990. Publicly Released: May 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about Department of Energy (DOE) programs and activities associated with global warming and DOE efforts to incorporate global warming into its energy policy and planning activities, focusing on: (1) scientific understanding of the global warming phenomenon and its research efforts to fill information gaps; (2) DOE program planning and c...
[Comments on EPA Proposal to Designate New Nonattainment Areas]
B-208593.3: Published: Aug 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1990.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on an amendment to a continuing resolution, specifically whether it supported the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposals to: (1) redesignate some attainment areas as nonattainment; and (2) expand the boundaries of existing ozone and carbon monoxide nonattainment areas to encompass the outlying portions of some larger metropolitan are...
Global Warming: Administration Approach Cautious Pending Validation of Threat
NSIAD-90-63: Published: Jan 8, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the adequacy of coordination and extent of federal agencies' participation in encouraging an international response to the problem of global climate change.GAO found that: (1) the administration did not establish a coordinated national policy to guide federal efforts related to global climate change; (2) the President did not designate any individu...
Perspectives on the Potential of Clean Coal Technologies to Reduce Emissions From Coal-Fired Power Plants
T-RCED-90-3: Published: Oct 18, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1989.
GAO discussed its reviews of the: (1) extent to which pending acid rain control legislation could influence utilities to consider using clean coal technologies; and (2) Department of Energy's (DOE) process for evaluating and selecting demonstration projects for funding under its Clean Coal Technology Program. GAO noted that: (1) surveyed utilities indicated plans to use clean coal technologies for...