Pollution control (101 - 110 of 380 items)
Hazardous Waste: Unaddressed Risks at Many Potential Superfund Sites
RCED-99-8: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regions, other federal agencies, and states to: (1) determine the number of sites classified as awaiting a National Priorities List (NPL) decision that remain potentially eligible for the list; (2) describe the characteristics of these sites, including their health and environmental risks; (3) determine the sta...
Environmental Cleanup: Defense Funding Allocation Process and Reported Funding Impacts
NSIAD-99-34: Published: Nov 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) process for allocating approved environmental cleanup budgets when funds received are less than requested or budget rescissions occur; and (2) reported cleanup schedule delays due to lack of funding.GAO noted that: (1) DOD develops and allocates approved budgets through its departmentwide planni...
Nuclear Waste: Further Actions Needed to Increase the Use of Innovative Cleanup Technologies
RCED-98-249: Published: Sep 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Environmental Management's (EM) efforts to deploy innovative cleanup technologies, focusing on: (1) the extent to which innovative technologies developed by the Office of Science and Technology (OST) have been deployed at DOE sites and how this rate of deployment compares with the rates of other government...
Environmental Cleanup: DOD's Implementation of the Relative Risk Site Evaluation Process
NSIAD-99-25: Published: Oct 7, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) relative risk site evaluation process, focusing on: (1) the extent to which DOD has issued uniform relative risk site evaluation guidance and the application of the guidance by the defense components; and (2) whether the relative risk site evaluation process provided data that enabled the defense components to ca...
EPA: Revision of Standards of Performance for Nitrogen Oxide Emissions From New Fossil-Fuel Fired Steam Generating Units and Revisions to Reporting Requirements for Standards of Performance for Units
OGC-99-1: Published: Oct 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on revision of standards of performance for nitrogen oxide emissions from fossil-fuel fired steam generating units; and revisions to reporting requirements for standards of performance for new fossil-fuel fired steam generating units. GAO noted that: (1) the new rule would revise the emission s...
Environmental Protection: EPA's Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Request
RCED-98-259R: Published: Sep 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the underlying support for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) requested fiscal year (FY) 1999 budget increases for the Superfund, climate change, and Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking (EMPACT) programs, focusing on whether: (1) supporting documentation existed for the requested budgetary increases; and (2) t...
Superfund: Chronology of Efforts to Resolve Liability for the American Chemical Services, Inc., Site
RCED-98-270R: Published: Sep 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the American Chemical Services (ACS), Inc., Superfund site in Griffith, Indiana, focusing on: (1) developing a chronology of its hazardous waste cleanup process; and (2) highlighting the liability decision points throughout the process.GAO noted that: (1) the process of determining liability at the ACS site has involved more than 1,0...
Superfund: Information on the Status of Sites
RCED-98-241: Published: Aug 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of sites on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Priorities List (NPL), focusing on the: (1) progress the Superfund program has made in selecting remedies at both federal and nonfederal sites; (2) accuracy of the information in the Superfund database on sites' cleanup progress; and (3) number of cleanup pro...
Superfund: Analysis of Contractor Cleanup Spending
RCED-98-221: Published: Aug 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) updated the share of annual Superfund spending that went for contractor cleanup work to include fiscal year (FY) 1997; (2) determined the share of contractor spending for remedial actions that were managed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), other federal agencies, and the states during FY 1996 and FY 1997; and (3) for the contractor spending...
Environmental Protection Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000--1999 Update
IAP-98-18: Published: Aug 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1998.
GAO provided an update on its Environmental Protection issue area plan for fiscal years 1998-2000.GAO plans to examine: (1) the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) progress in directing its resources to areas where they can have the greatest impact in protecting the environment and public health; (2) the information Congress needs for reauthorizing key environmental statutes, such as Superfund...