Hazardous waste sites (61 - 70 of 116 items)
NSIAD-94-264R: Published: Sep 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) agencywide environmental compliance and restoration program, focusing on the: (1) NASA hazardous waste sites inventory; and (2) preliminary cost estimate for NASA remediation activities. GAO noted that: (1) NASA has undertaken several initiatives to improve the management of i...
Superfund: Improved Reviews and Guidance Could Reduce Inconsistencies in Risk Assessments
RCED-94-220: Published: Aug 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) risk assessment process for Superfund hazardous waste sites, focusing on: (1) whether these assessments adhere to EPA guidance or vary by region; and (2) how EPA monitors the quality and consistency of these risk assessments.GAO found that: (1) most of the 20 risk assessments reviewed generally adhered to...
Superfund: Reauthorization and Prioritization Issues
T-RCED-94-274: Published: Jul 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1994.
GAO discussed the Superfund reauthorization bill and its report on the role of risk in setting priorities for the Superfund program. GAO noted that: (1) the reauthorization bill would improve Superfund site cleanup, increase public involvement in the Superfund process, and expedite settlements with responsible parties with relatively low liability; (2) Congress and the Environmental Protection Age...
Superfund: Reauthorization and Prioritization Issues
T-RCED-94-250: Published: Jun 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1994.
GAO discussed Superfund reauthorization and risk prioritization. GAO noted that: (1) the Superfund reauthorization bill clearly makes significant advances over the existing Superfund legislation; (2) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needs to consider the risks to human health and the environment when prioritizing sites for cleanup; (3) EPA could recover more of its cleanup and oversight c...
Relative Risk in Superfund
RCED-94-233R: Published: Jun 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Superfund Program, focusing on whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prioritizes hazardous waste sites by their health risks. GAO noted that: (1) EPA headquarters leaves prioritizing to its regions which have not implemented the worst-sites-first policy; (2) EPA regions base their decisions for including sites on the National Priori...
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...
Environmental Cleanup: Too Many High Priority Sites Impede DOD's Program
NSIAD-94-133: Published: Apr 21, 1994. Publicly Released: May 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) environmental cleanup program, focusing on: (1) DOD progress in its cleanup efforts and its estimated costs; (2) DOD plans for completing the cleanup at high priority installations; and (3) the factors that have affected the cleanup of high priority sites.GAO found that: (1) as of September 1993, DOD has spent $3.7...
Superfund: EPA's Community Relations Efforts Could Be More Effective
RCED-94-156: Published: Apr 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to involve communities in decisionmaking about local Superfund sites, focusing on: (1) the Superfund program's requirements for community relations activities; (2) the extent to which EPA is fulfilling these requirements; and (3) community residents' feelings about the adequacy of EPA efforts.GAO...
Superfund: Further EPA Management Action Is Needed To Reduce Legal Expenses
RCED-94-90: Published: Jan 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) use of Superfund settlement tools, focusing on: (1) how often EPA uses these tools; (2) impediments to their use; and (3) recent EPA actions to increase the use of these tools.GAO found that: (1) EPA has not fully utilized its settlement tools or encouraged the use of the settlement tools by its field off...
Superfund: Limited Use Made of Techniques to Reduce Legal Expenses
T-RCED-94-74: Published: Nov 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1993.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) use of settlement tools to expedite Superfund settlements and reduce transaction costs for Superfund hazardous waste liability claims. GAO noted that: (1) EPA is unable to fully demonstrate the effectiveness of settlement tools because its use of them has been limited; (2) EPA has completed de minimus settlements at only 73 nonfederal sites...