Environmental policies (41 - 50 of 155 items)
Environmental Protection: EPA's Fiscal Year 1998 Superfund Budget
RCED-98-15R: Published: Oct 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) fiscal year (FY) 1998 Superfund budget request, focusing on whether the EPA based its budgetary requirements on the most current available information. GAO concentrated its review on 58 Superfund sites because approximately $620 million, or 95 percent of the additional $650 million requeste...
Environmental Protection Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-20(3): Published: Sep 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Environmental Protection issue area as of August 29, 1997...
Superfund: Integrated Site Assessments May Expedite Cleanups
RCED-97-181: Published: Jul 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the efficiency of the Superfund process, focusing on: (1) whether integrated site assessments have the potential to expedite hazardous waste cleanups, reduce their costs, and improve coordination among various Superfund units; (2) the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) implementation of this approach; and (3) any factors that could limit the u...
Environmental Cleanup Costs: NASA Is Making Progress in Identifying Contamination, but More Effort Is Needed
NSIAD-97-98: Published: Jun 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) environmental cleanup costs, focusing on NASA's: (1) determination of the extent of contamination it may be responsible for cleaning up and progress in its cleanup program; (2) cost estimates for accomplishing cleanup; and (3) efforts to determine whether "potentially responsible parties" s...
Environmental Protection: Information Used for Defense Environmental Management
NSIAD-97-135: Published: Jun 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on certain aspects of the Department of Defense's (DOD) environmental compliance and cleanup activities, focusing on the: (1) extent to which DOD components are meeting requirements to provide data on the cost and status of compliance projects; and (2) relative risk characteristics DOD uses to determine priorities for site cleanup.GAO n...
Environmental Protection Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000
IAP-97-18: Published: Jun 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its Environmental Protection issue area plan for fiscal years 1998 through 2000.GAO plans to examine: (1) the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) management and budget to help ensure that available resources are used efficiently and effectively; (2) information needed by Congress to assist in its oversight and reauthorization of federal environmental statutes; and (...
Superfund: Stronger EPA-State Relationship Can Improve Cleanups and Reduce Costs
RCED-97-77: Published: Apr 24, 1997. Publicly Released: May 28, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the lessons learned from five states that have had significant experience in leading Superfund cleanups; and (2) how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can help to ensure that interested states are successful in their efforts to take on increased Superfund responsibilities.GAO noted that: (1) on the basis of GAO's review...
Superfund: State Voluntary Programs Provide Incentives to Encourage Cleanups
RCED-97-66: Published: Apr 9, 1997. Publicly Released: May 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the voluntary cleanup programs that states have created to facilitate privately initiated cleanups, focusing on: (1) the voluntary cleanup programs' accomplishments; (2) these programs' organization, funding, and major characteristics; and (3) the effects of federal hazardous waste policies on voluntary cleanups and the types of federal assistance...
Superfund: Times to Complete the Assessment and Cleanup of Hazardous Waste Sites
RCED-97-20: Published: Mar 31, 1997. Publicly Released: May 8, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund cleanup efforts, focusing on trends in the time taken to: (1) evaluate and process hazardous waste sites for possible placement on the National Priorities List (NPL); and (2) clean up these sites following their listing.GAO noted that: (1) EPA took an average of 9.4 years, calculated from the da...
Cleanup Technology: DOE's Program to Develop New Technologies for Environmental Cleanup
T-RCED-97-161: Published: May 7, 1997. Publicly Released: May 7, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Environmental Management's (EM) technology development program, focusing on: (1) EM's progress in resolving management problems identified in reports GAO has issued since 1992; (2) barriers to the use of innovative technologies; (3) the Technology Deployment Initiative that EM has proposed to address these barriers; (4) the program's methods...