Environmental protection (51 - 60 of 177 items)
Hazardous Waste: Observations on EPA's Cleanup Program and Budget Management Practices
T-RCED-99-168: Published: Apr 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) cleanup program and budget management practices, focusing on: (1) the number of contracts that EPA has awarded for Superfund cleanup activities for the agency; (2) the extent to which EPA is using its Contracts 2000 initiative as a vehicle to improve Superfund contract management practices;...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Environmental Protection Agency
OCG-99-17: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).GAO noted that: (1) EPA needs more comprehensive information on the condition of the environment to effectively set priorities, assess progress in achieving its goals and objectives, and report on its accomplishments in...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Environmental Protection: Funds Obligated for Completed Superfund Projects
RCED-98-232: Published: Jul 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to deobligate and recover funds for completed Superfund projects, focusing on: (1) the progress that EPA has made to recover the unspent funds on the inactive Superfund contracts and assistance agreements that GAO identified; and (2) whether any additional funds that expired during 1997 for Superf...
Environmental Protection: Key Management Issues Facing EPA
RCED-98-153R: Published: Apr 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on key management issues currently facing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).GAO noted that: (1) if EPA is to carry out its responsibilities effectively, it needs to improve its performance in establishing priorities that better reflect the risks to human health and the environment and that compare risks and risk-reduction strate...
Superfund: EPA's Use of Funds for Brownfield Revitalization
RCED-98-87: Published: Mar 19, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the grants and agreements the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded since fiscal year 1993 under two program categories of brownfield expenditures, focusing on the: (1) criteria and process EPA used to award these grants and agreements; (2) uses recipients made of these funds; and (3) monitoring and oversight EPA provided for them.GAO noted...