Environmental monitoring (81 - 90 of 121 items)
Natural Resource Restoration Issues at DOE
RCED-97-28R: Published: Dec 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) factors other than unresolved legal issues that could affect the Department of Energy's (DOE) potential liability for natural resource damages under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; and (2) DOE sites' efforts to integrate considerations about natural resource restoration into cleanup activities. GAO no...
Environmental Protection Issue Area--Active Assignments
AA-97-20(1): Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
GAo provided information on its active assignments in the Environmental Protection issue area as of January 2, 1997...
Superfund: Status of Selected Federal Natural Resource Damage Settlements
RCED-97-10: Published: Nov 20, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the settlements reached in the five largest federal natural resource damage cases, focusing on the: (1) number and status of the remaining settlements under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980; and (2) uses made of the collected funds.GAO found that: (1) as of July 1, 1996, in addition to...
Environmental Protection Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-20(4): Published: Sep 3, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1996.
GAO presented information on its active assignments in the Environmental Protection issue area as of September 3, 1996...
National Park Service: Activities Within Park Borders Have Caused Damage to Resources
RCED-96-202: Published: Aug 23, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed internal threats to the national parks' resources, focusing on the: (1) National Park Service's (NPS) information on the number and types of internal threats; (2) damage these threats have caused; (3) change in the severity of these threats over the past decade; and (4) NPS actions to mitigate these threats.GAO found that: (1) because NPS does not...
Superfund: Number and Value of Natural Resource Damage Claims
T-RCED-95-246: Published: Jul 11, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1995.
GAO discussed the number and value of natural resource damage claims under the Superfund Program. GAO noted that: (1) 98 natural resource damage settlements had been reached as of April 1995, totalling about $106 million; (2) in comparison, responsible parties had settled Superfund cleanup agreements valued at about $10.2 billion through fiscal year 1994; (3) some outstanding cases may involve sub...
Superfund: Status of Natural Resource Damage Claims
T-RCED-95-239: Published: Jun 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1995.
GAO discussed natural resources damage claim settlements under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). GAO noted that: (1) as of April 1995, federal agencies had settled 98 natural resource damage claims for an estimated total of $106 million, with most cases requiring no payments or payments of less than $200,000; (2) the value of these settlements is s...
Department of Energy: National Priorities Needed for Meeting Environmental Agreements
RCED-95-1: Published: Mar 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in cleaning up its nuclear weapons complex, focusing on: (1) its use of environmental agreements with state and federal regulators; and (2) the effectiveness of its cleanup strategy.GAO found that: (1) DOE has focused on collecting data and investigating sites, rather than the actual cleanup of sites; (2) DOE has only put a small amount of eff...
[Comments on EPA Authority to Exempt Clean-Fuel Vehicles from Transportation Control Measures]
B-255548: Published: Oct 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on whether the Clean Air Act authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to: (1) exempt clean fuel fleet vehicles from state-imposed high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane restrictions; and (2) establish standards for Inherently Low Emission Vehicles (ILEV) for the purpose of giving ILEV relief from HOV restrictions.GAO found that EPA is: (1)...
Ecosystem Management: Additional Actions Needed to Adequately Test a Promising Approach
T-RCED-94-308: Published: Sep 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1994.
GAO discussed the ecosystem management approach to managing the nation's lands and natural resources, focusing on: (1) the status of federal initiatives to implement ecosystem management; (2) additional actions needed to implement this approach; and (3) barriers to governmentwide implementation. GAO noted that: (1) the four primary federal land management agencies have taken steps to implement eco...