Waste management (31 - 40 of 103 items)
Pollution Prevention: Status of DOD's Efforts
NSIAD-95-13: Published: Nov 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) pollution prevention efforts, focusing on the: (1) extent to which DOD collects and reports information on its toxic chemical inventories and releases; (2) progress DOD has made in reducing the use of toxic chemicals; (3) problems that hinder DOD efforts to reduce the use of toxic chemi...
Pollution Prevention: The Navy Needs Better Plans for Reducing Ship Waste Discharges
NSIAD-95-38: Published: Nov 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's Shipboard Solid and Plastics Waste Management Program, focusing on the: (1) Navy's planning processes; and (2) program's effectiveness since its implementation.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's two prior plans for meeting shipboard solid waste discharge requirements were not well-coordinated and did not include interim milestones for minimi...
Toxic Substances: EPA Needs More Reliable Source Reduction Data and Progress Measures
RCED-94-93: Published: Sep 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to reduce toxic chemical pollution at its source, focusing on EPA: (1) progress in implementing source reduction reporting requirements; (2) efforts to promote voluntary source reduction activities at industrial facilities; and (3) dissemination of source reduction information to meet state and in...
Superfund: Status, Cost, and Timeliness of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanups
RCED-94-256: Published: Sep 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund Program, focusing on: (1) EPA use of Superfund program funds between 1987 and 1993; (2) the status of cleanup work at each Superfund site; (3) the cleanup work financed by EPA and the responsible parties; and (4) the extent to which judicial review limits have eliminated EPA clean...
Pollution Prevention: Chronology of Navy Ship Waste Processing Equipment Development
NSIAD-94-221FS: Published: Aug 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's shipboard solid and plastics waste management program, focusing on the: (1) status of the Navy's plans for meeting solid and plastic waste disposal requirements; (2) solid waste processing equipment the Navy has developed in accordance with these plans; and (3) cost to develop the solid waste processing equipment.GAO found that: (1) sinc...
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...
Environmental Issues in Central and Eastern Europe: U.S. Efforts to Help Resolve Institutional and Financial Problems
RCED-94-41: Published: May 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on environmental protection efforts in central and eastern Europe, focusing on: (1) central and eastern European governments' institutional capacities for addressing environmental problems; (2) the extent and use of U.S. environmental assistance to each region; and (3) the problems in developing and implementing a U.S. environmental pro...
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...
Pollution Prevention: EPA Should Reexamine the Objectives and Sustainability of State Programs
PEMD-94-8: Published: Jan 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federally-aided state pollution prevention programs, focusing on: (1) the indicators that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses to evaluate program effectiveness; and (2) how well these programs are implementing federal pollution prevention policy.GAO found that: (1) 20 percent of state pollution prevention programs are regulatory; (2) man...
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...