Waste disposal (51 - 60 of 218 items)
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: Status of Defense Initiatives for Cleanup, Technology, and Compliance
NSIAD-97-126: Published: May 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected aspects of the Department of Defense's (DOD) environmental mission, focusing on: (1) the time lag between obligations and expenditures for environmental cleanup and its impact on achieving actual cleanup; (2) the basis for funding overseas cleanup; (3) DOD's proposal to enter into multistate cooperative agreements for technology certificat...
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...