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Environmental Protection: Bibliography of GAO Documents, January 1985 - August 1988
RCED-89-23: Published: Jan 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1989.
This bibliography includes information on documents directly or indirectly related to environmental protection that GAO released between January 1985 and August 1988. The documents included represent the broad relationship which exists between the environmental area and other areas of interest addressed by GAO such as health, energy, transportation, agriculture, and natural resources...
Nuclear Waste: Fourth Annual Report on DOE's Nuclear Waste Program
RCED-88-131: Published: Sep 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to implement the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, focusing on the: (1) implications of declining nuclear waste quantities; (2) increased program costs; and (3) effects of the 1987 revisions to the act on the DOE plan for a facility to receive and store nuclear wastes.GAO found that: (1) waste disposal pro...
Hazardous Waste: New Approach Needed to Manage the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RCED-88-115: Published: Jul 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1988.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) progress in implementing Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) provisions to determine whether EPA was: (1) identifying and regulating hazardous wastes; (2) ensuring RCRA facilities' compliance with regulatory controls; and (3) encouraging waste minimization.GAO found that: (1) EPA made limited progress in identifying and regulating...
Superfund De Minimis Settlements
T-RCED-88-46: Published: Jun 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1988.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) implementation of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 focusing on EPA de minimis settlement activities at two Superfund sites. GAO noted that the de minimis settlements involve parties that have caused a relatively small share of the pollution at the nation's worst hazardous waste sites. GAO found that EPA: (1) reached...
Hazardous Waste: Future Availability of and Need for Treatment Capacity Are Uncertain
RCED-88-95: Published: Apr 11, 1988. Publicly Released: May 12, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the barriers facing the development of treatment facilities as alternatives to land disposal of hazardous wastes.GAO found that: (1) companies were reluctant to build treatment facilities because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not established treatment standards; (2) perceived local community opposition to hazardous...
Hazardous Waste: Problems and Cleanup Efforts at an FAA Facility in Oklahoma City
RCED-88-113FS: Published: Mar 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) nature and extent of hazardous waste problems at the Federal Aviation Administration's Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center; and (2) actions the Center took to clean up contamination.GAO found that: (1) state and local regulatory agencies cited the Center several times between 1984 and 1987 for various hazardous waste violat...
Superfund: Cost Growth on Remedial Construction Activities
RCED-88-69: Published: Feb 24, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the extent of cost growth for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) cleanup activities at Superfund sites with the highest expenditures; and (2) compared the growth with that experienced in the construction industry.GAO found that: (1) construction expenditures for 30 long-term cleanup activities exceeding $1 million represented $94 m...
Hazardous Waste: Corrective Action Cleanups Will Take Years To Complete
RCED-88-48: Published: Dec 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to implement the corrective action provisions of the 1984 amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA), to determine: (1) the number of hazardous waste facilities requiring corrective action; (2) the length of time it would take to implement the corrective action; (3)...
Closure Status of RCRA Hazardous Waste Land Disposal Facilities
T-RCED-88-13: Published: Dec 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1987.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's requirements for closure of hazardous waste land disposal facilities. GAO found that: (1) the estimate of the number of disposal facilities requiring closure has increased from 995 to 1,161; (2) the increases occurred because some facilities which had planned to continue operation...
Superfund: Civilian Federal Agencies Slow To Clean Up Hazardous Waste
RCED-87-153: Published: Jul 24, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the status of 11 civilian federal agencies' efforts to identify, assess, evaluate, and clean up hazardous waste sites.GAO found that: (1) about 70 percent of the 1,882 potential hazardous waste sites identified as of September 1986 were at the Department of Energy's nuclear materials and weapons facilities and research laboratories; (2) the Dep...