Waste disposal (91 - 100 of 303 items)
Federal Facilities: EPA's Penalties for Hazardous Waste Violations
RCED-97-42: Published: Feb 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the penalties assessed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against other federal agencies for hazardous waste violations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976 and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, focusing on the: (1) number and dollar amount of EPA-assessed pe...
Superfund: Proposals to Remove Barriers to Brownfield Redevelopment
T-RCED-97-87: Published: Mar 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1997.
GAO discussed the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works' efforts to support the cleanup and redevelopment of abandoned and idled business properties, commonly known as "brownfields", focusing on: (1) legal barriers that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, commonly known as Superfund, present for redeveloping brownfields; (2) types of federal financi...
High-Risk Series: Superfund Program Management
HR-97-14: Published: Feb 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1997.
GAO reviewed the progress made in correcting weaknesses in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) management of the Superfund program, focusing on EPA's: (1) limited recovery of Superfund cleanup costs from responsible parties; and (2) inadequate controls over contractors' costs.GAO found that: (1) the magnitude of the hazardous waste problem calls for the efficient use of available funds to...
Environmental Cleanup: Inadequate Army Oversight of Rocky Mountain Arsenal Shared Costs
NSIAD/AIMD-97-33: Published: Jan 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed cleanup costs claimed by Shell Oil Company and shared by Shell and the U.S. Army at Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Colorado, focusing on: (1) selected aspects of the processes that the Army uses to review cost claims under its settlement agreement with Shell; and (2) the adequacy of these processes.GAO found that: (1) the process the Army uses to review c...
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...
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act: Inspections of Facilities Treating and Using Hazardous Waste Fuels Show Some Noncompliance
RCED-96-211: Published: Aug 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on five states' cement production facility inspections, focusing on their compliance with various Resource Conservation and Recovery Act regulations for processing hazardous waste fuels.GAO found that: (1) there was at least one minor violation of treatment, storage, and disposal regulations at 23 of the cement production facilities rev...
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...
Environmental Cleanup: Cash Management Practices at Rocky Mountain Arsenal
NSIAD-96-145: Published: Aug 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1996.
GAO provided information on cash management practices at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.GAO noted that: (1) the settlement agreement between the Army and Shell Oil Company does not provide for timely or efficient collection of environmental cleanup costs; (2) if the government does not collect the receivables in a timely manner, it will lose the opportunity to invest these funds in other projects; (3) poo...
International Environment: Environmental Infrastructure Needs in the U.S.-Mexican Border Region Remain Unmet
RCED-96-179: Published: Jul 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1996.
GAO provided information on the U.S.-Mexican border region's unmet environmental infrastructure needs, focusing on: (1) the financial and institutional challenges facing the United States and Mexico; and (2) how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identifies and prioritizes funding for environmental problems along the U.S.-Mexican border.GAO found that: (1) many environmental infrastructure...