Hazardous wastes (81 - 90 of 109 items)
Review of Selected Air Force Hazardous Waste Reports
NSIAD-86-68BR: Published: Mar 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed 30 contractor-developed Installation Restoration Program Phase I reports, which identify areas of potential environmental contamination due to hazardous waste disposal at Air Force installations, and compared them to the procedures outlined in the Air Force's guidance manual.GAO found that the contractors used the required procedures to determine w...
Hazardous Waste: Environmental Safeguards Jeopardized When Facilities Cease Operating
RCED-86-77: Published: Feb 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the extent to which: (1) owners and operators of hazardous waste facilities have declared bankruptcy and thereby avoided paying closure and post-closure costs for their facilities; (2) financial assistance requirements ensure that sufficient funds will be available to close and provide post-closure care at such facilities; (3) facilities that cea...
Hazardous Waste: Status of Private Party Efforts To Clean Up Hazardous Waste Sites
RCED-86-65FS: Published: Dec 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) compliance monitoring of responsible party settlements for cleanup at priority hazardous waste sites and prepared a fact sheet summarizing its findings.EPA has the authority to compel parties responsible for hazardous site conditions to either perform cleanups themselves or reimburse the government for...
Hazardous Waste: Status of Cleanup at the Former Hamilton Air Force Base, California
NSIAD-86-23BR: Published: Dec 6, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's program for identifying and cleaning up hazardous waste on its formerly owned properties and evaluated the quality of Army and Air Force cleanup efforts at a former Air Force base.GAO found that toxic and hazardous waste cleanup efforts have been expedited since mid-April 1985, when the Army's and Air Force's roles an...
The Superfund Videotape: Broadcasting to the Congress
129473: Jan 1, 1986
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 21, Issue 1, Winter 1986, discusses the use of audiovisual aids to broadcast information involving ways to improve Superfund hazardous waste cleanup efforts. GAO was concerned that its views on the reauthorization of Superfund might only reach legislative and oversight congressional committees; therefore, it sought additional ways to communicate...
Hazardous Waste Management at Tinker Air Force Base--Problems Noted, Improvements Needed
NSIAD-85-91: Published: Jul 19, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed hazardous waste management practices at Tinker Air Force Base (AFB), Oklahoma.GAO found that: (1) the base has been selling, transferring, or disposing of hazardous wastes rather than recycling them, as required by Department of Defense (DOD) waste management policies; (2) an industrial waste treatment plant at the base was not being used to full c...
Violations of Statutes Regulating the Manufacture, Distribution, Use, and Disposal of Toxic Wastes
B-166506: Published: Aug 29, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
Financial and personnel resources needed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice to effectively prosecute violations of statutes regulating the manufacture, distribution, use, and disposal of toxic wastes were investigated.An extensive enforcement effort in the hazardous toxic waste area would not be possible since there has been only very limited implementation...
EPA's Inventory of Potential Hazardous Waste Sites Is Incomplete
RCED-85-75: Published: Mar 26, 1985. Publicly Released: May 3, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the effectiveness of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state programs in determining the extent of hazardous waste cleanup problems. EPA and the states are required by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act to complete a nationwide inventory of hazardous disp...
Status of EPA's Remedial Cleanup Efforts
RCED-85-86: Published: Mar 20, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) progress in cleaning up the nation's worst hazardous waste sites during the first 4 years of the Superfund Program. The report focused on: (1) the extent to which EPA believes that the worst sites have been cleaned up under its remedial program; and (2) the status and funding of ongoing remedial act...
Illegal Disposal of Hazardous Waste: Difficult To Detect or Deter
RCED-85-2: Published: Feb 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO studied issues related to illegal hazardous waste disposal to determine whether: (1) information regarding illegal disposal is available; (2) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and states can identify hazardous waste generators and the types and quantities of waste that they produce; (3) the hazardous waste transportation manifest system effectively...