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Superfund: Response to EPA's Letter Concerning Recent GAO Reports
RCED-98-55R: Published: Jan 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1998.
GAO responded to a letter from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) questioning the methodology and conclusions of GAO's March 1997 and September 1997 reports on EPA's Superfund cleanup efforts.GAO noted that: (1) in the March 1997 report on the time it has taken to complete the assessment and cleanup of Superfund sites, which was based on EPA's own data, GAO measured the time: (a) from EPA's...
Hazardous Waste: Progress Under the Corrective Action Program Is Limited, but New Initiatives May Accelerate Cleanups
RCED-98-3: Published: Oct 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Corrective Action Program, focusing on: (1) the progress made in cleaning up facilities under the program; (2) factors affecting progress; and (3) any initiatives that EPA, the states, and industry have taken to accomplish cleanups.GAO noted that: (1) only about 8 pe...
Superfund: Duration of the Cleanup Process at Hazardous Waste Sites on the National Priorities List
RCED-97-238R: Published: Sep 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund cleanup efforts, focusing on comparing EPA's estimate of future cleanup times compared with the program's historical performance.GAO noted that: (1) as of July 1, 1997, remedial action had been completed at 13 percent (95) of the 752 sites placed on the National Priorities List in fiscal years 1...
EPA: Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emission Guidelines for Existing Sources--Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerators
OGC-98-1: Published: Oct 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rule on performance standards for hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators (HMIWI). GAO noted that: (1) the rule would promulgate new source performance standards for hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators and emission standards for existing HMIWI's to reduce air emissions; and (2) EPA com...
Superfund: Trends in Spending for Site Cleanups
RCED-97-211: Published: Sep 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund spending from fiscal year (FY) 1987 through FY 1996 to determine: (1) of total Superfund spending, how much was for contractor cleanup work, in contrast with other activities; (2) of the money spent on contractor cleanup work, how much was spent on the actual cleanups, in contrast with cleanup p...
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...
Global Warming: Information on the Results of Four of EPA's Voluntary Climate Change Programs
RCED-97-163: Published: Jun 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has done to ensure that the greenhouse gas reductions it reports reflect only the results of its efforts, as opposed to other factors; and (2) whether EPA's projected reductions are consistent with experience to date.GAO noted that: (1) for two of the four CCAP programs GAO reviewed, EPA adjuste...
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...