Environmental protection (71 - 80 of 193 items)
Environmental Protection Agency: Regional Haze Regulations
OGC-99-53: Published: Jul 8, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on regional haze regulations. GAO noted that: (1) the rule calls for states to establish goals and emission reduction strategies for improving visibility in all 156 mandatory Class I national parks and wilderness areas; (2) specific provisions are included in the rule allowing nine western stat...
Environmental Protection: Collaborative EPA-State Effort Needed to Improve New Performance Partnership System
RCED-99-171: Published: Jun 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the progress made by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the states in implementing the National Environmental Performance Partnership System (NEPPS), focusing on: (1) the status of grants and agreements made under NEPPS between EPA and participating states; (2) the progress that EPA and the states have made in developing r...
Hazardous Waste: Time and Costs to Clean Up Superfund Sites Are Uncertain
RCED-99-186R: Published: Jun 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to clean up its Superfund sites, focusing on: (1) how long it will take to complete the construction of cleanup facilities at hazardous waste sites on the National Priorities List as of early 1999; and (2) how much it will cost.GAO noted that: (1) as of March 1999, cleanup facilitie...
Environmental Protection Agency: Findings of Significant Contribution and Rulemaking on Section 126 Petitions for Purposes of Reducing Interstate Ozone Transport
OGC-99-49: Published: Jun 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on reducing interstate ozone transport of nitrogen oxides. GAO noted that: (1) in accordance with section 126 of the Clean Air Act, the rule contains EPA's final action on petitions filed by eight northeastern states seeking to mitigate significant transport of nitrogen oxides, one of the main...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Environmental Protection Agency
OCG-99-17: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).GAO noted that: (1) EPA needs more comprehensive information on the condition of the environment to effectively set priorities, assess progress in achieving its goals and objectives, and report on its accomplishments in...
Hazardous Waste: Unaddressed Risks at Many Potential Superfund Sites
RCED-99-8: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regions, other federal agencies, and states to: (1) determine the number of sites classified as awaiting a National Priorities List (NPL) decision that remain potentially eligible for the list; (2) describe the characteristics of these sites, including their health and environmental risks; (3) determine the sta...
EPA: Control of Emissions of Air Pollution From Nonroad Diesel Engines
OGC-99-11: Published: Nov 6, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on control of emissions of air pollution from nonroad diesel engines. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would enforce new emission standards for nonroad diesel engines used in most land-based nonroad equipment and some marine applications; and (2) EPA complied with applicable requirements in promulg...
Nuclear Waste: Further Actions Needed to Increase the Use of Innovative Cleanup Technologies
RCED-98-249: Published: Sep 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Environmental Management's (EM) efforts to deploy innovative cleanup technologies, focusing on: (1) the extent to which innovative technologies developed by the Office of Science and Technology (OST) have been deployed at DOE sites and how this rate of deployment compares with the rates of other government...
Superfund: Chronology of Efforts to Resolve Liability for the American Chemical Services, Inc., Site
RCED-98-270R: Published: Sep 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the American Chemical Services (ACS), Inc., Superfund site in Griffith, Indiana, focusing on: (1) developing a chronology of its hazardous waste cleanup process; and (2) highlighting the liability decision points throughout the process.GAO noted that: (1) the process of determining liability at the ACS site has involved more than 1,0...
Environmental Protection Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000--1999 Update
IAP-98-18: Published: Aug 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1998.
GAO provided an update on its Environmental Protection issue area plan for fiscal years 1998-2000.GAO plans to examine: (1) the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) progress in directing its resources to areas where they can have the greatest impact in protecting the environment and public health; (2) the information Congress needs for reauthorizing key environmental statutes, such as Superfund...