Waste management (41 - 50 of 80 items)
Hazardous Waste: Much Work Remains to Accelerate Facility Cleanups
RCED-93-15: Published: Jan 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) administration of its hazardous waste facility corrective action program, focusing on the: (1) status of the corrective action program; (2) availability of funds for the corrective action program; and (3) effectiveness of data used to determine oversight costs.GAO found that: (1) of the 3,400 facilities s...
EPA's Superfund TAG Program: Grants Benefit Citizens But Administrative Barriers Remain
T-RCED-93-1: Published: Nov 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1992.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Program, which provides communities with grants of up to $50,000 to foster their involvement in decisions about Superfund hazardous waste cleanups. GAO noted that: (1) EPA has awarded 103 grants to communities, but they represent only 9 percent of the approximately 1,150 communities that may be eligible for...
Superfund: EPA Needs to Better Focus Cleanup Technology Development
T-RCED-92-92: Published: Sep 15, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1992.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to foster new treatment technologies to clean up hazardous waste sites, focusing on: (1) innovative technologies that have been demonstrated, selected, or used for Superfund cleanup sites; and (2) EPA efforts to reduce barriers to the development and use of innovative technologies. GAO noted that: (1) EPA has planned 119 field demon...
Superfund: Actions Needed to Correct Long-Standing Contract Management Problems
T-RCED-92-78: Published: Jul 8, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1992.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to correct long-standing contract management problems in the Superfund program. GAO noted that: (1) EPA failed to examine contractor budgets, bills, and document price negotiations; (2) in the absence of adequate cost controls and effective contractor oversight, Superfund money can be wasted; (3) EPA has not identified the need for...
Superfund: EPA Cost Estimates Are Not Reliable or Timely
AFMD-92-40: Published: Jul 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1992.
GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund Program, focusing on whether EPA reporting of Superfund's estimated funding is reasonable.GAO found that: (1) EPA Superfund cost estimates are not reliable or useful for overseeing costs or making funding decisions; (2) EPA substantially understates Superfund cost estimates and is often over a year late in issuing re...
DOD Environmental Cleanup: Information on Contractor Cleanup Costs and DOD Reimbursements
NSIAD-92-253FS: Published: Jun 26, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on environmental clean-up costs associated with military goods production and the Department of Defense's (DOD) reimbursements of clean-up costs to defense contractors.GAO found that: (1) while substantial data may be available, DOD does not collect information on past and future environmental clean-up costs; (2) 10 DOD contractors incu...
Superfund: Problems With the Completeness and Consistency of Site Cleanup Plans
RCED-92-138: Published: May 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared hazardous waste site cleanups managed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with those managed by potentially responsible parties (PRP) to evaluate: (1) similarities between remedies at EPA- and PRP-managed cleanups; (2) the completeness and consistency of selected cleanup plans and Records of Decisions (ROD) documenting cleanup decisions an...
Superfund: Current Progress and Issues Needing Further Attention
T-RCED-92-56: Published: Jun 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1992.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund Program. GAO noted that: (1) the cost and scope of Superfund have greatly exceeded initial projections of $1.6 billion for the cleanup of 406 hazardous waste sites in 1980 to $40 billion for 1,275 sites, with a projected increase of 700 sites needing attention by 2000; (2) the program has taken more than 2,800 emergency actions, s...
Hazardous Waste: Impediments Have Delayed the Closing and Cleanup of Land Disposal Facilities
T-RCED-92-64: Published: May 28, 1992. Publicly Released: May 28, 1992.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA): (1) progress in closing and issuing post-closure permits to hazardous waste disposal facilities; (2) inspection and enforcement efforts for ensuring compliance with closure and post-closure requirements; and (3) impediments delaying closure and issuance of permits. GAO noted that: (1) since fiscal year (FY) 1987, EPA has made little progre...
El Comercio Entre Los EE.UU. Y Mexico: Informacion Acerca de la Reglamentacion Ambiental y su Cumplimiento
NSIAD-91-227SV: Published: May 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Mexican environmental protection standards and enforcement, focusing on: (1) Mexico's environmental problems; (2) Mexican environmental protection laws and regulations; (3) Mexico's resources and efforts to implement and enforce its environmental protection program; and (4) U.S.-Mexico cooperative efforts to enhance environmental protection.GAO fou...