Hazardous wastes (71 - 80 of 109 items)
Hazardous Waste: Siting of Storage Facility at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas
NSIAD-87-200BR: Published: Jul 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on Department of Defense (DOD) actions to ensure proper disposal of hazardous materials at Kelly Air Force Base (AFB), including site selection and storage.GAO found that: (1) DOD took appropriate steps in selecting Kelly AFB for the storage of its toxic waste materials; (2) the Texas Water Commission will issue a final decision on the DOD reque...
Hazardous Waste: Tinker Air Force Base Is Making Progress in Cleaning Up Abandoned Sites
NSIAD-87-164BR: Published: Jul 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to dispose of hazardous waste at Tinker Air Force Base (AFB).GAO found that, in 1985, Tinker AFB: (1) created the Installation Program Technical Review Committee to resolve problems in a more timely and effective manner; (2) established an environmental action group to increase its responsiveness to hazardo...
Hazardous Waste: Abandoned Disposal Sites May Be Affecting Guam's Water Supply
NSIAD-87-88BR: Published: May 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to identify and clean up abandoned hazardous waste disposal sites on a Navy and an Air Force installation in Guam.GAO found that DOD: (1) initiated its Installation Restoration Program (IRP) to identify suspected problems with closed disposal sites and to control the migration of hazardous contamination from t...
Hazardous Waste: DOD Installations in Guam Having Difficulty Complying With Regulations
NSIAD-87-87: Published: Apr 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to manage, store, and dispose of the hazardous waste generated at installations in Guam.GAO found that: (1) DOD installations in Guam were not in compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's requirements; (2) most of the violations were serious, and many were repetitive; (3) the most com...
Hazardous Waste: Uncertainties of Existing Data
PEMD-87-11BR: Published: Feb 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO addressed the issue of whether future treatment, storage, and disposal capacities will be quantitatively adequate to manage the volume of hazardous wastes being generated.GAO found that, after reviewing approximately 90 studies and documents, there were significant data gaps, methodological problems, and other issues that precluded it from: (1) relying u...
Hazardous Waste: Enforcement of Certification Requirements for Land Disposal Facilities
RCED-87-60BR: Published: Jan 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) enforcement of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's certification requirements for owners of hazardous waste land disposal facilities operating under interim status.GAO found that EPA: (1) targeted facilities for priority inspection or review on the basis of indications that the facilities mig...
The Condition of Information on Hazardous Waste
131070: Sep 24, 1986
GAO discussed whether hazardous waste storage, treatment, and disposal capacity will be available to meet future waste production levels. GAO focused on studies that estimated national hazardous waste volume and capacity, specifically national studies and national-sectoral studies. GAO found that national-level estimates: (1) were based on different definitions of hazardous waste; (2) were methodo...
Hazardous Waste: Selected Aspects of Cleanup Plan for Rocky Mountain Arsenal
NSIAD-86-205BR: Published: Aug 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the cost and economic assumptions in the Army's June 1986 draft plan to accelerate the cleanup of an arsenal near Denver, Colorado.GAO found that the Army: (1) provided well-documented cost and economic assumptions for the types of cleanup activities considered; (2) used the Office of Management and Budget's inflation rate to proj...
Hazardous Waste: EPA's Consideration of Permanent Cleanup Remedies
RCED-86-178BR: Published: Jul 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reported on the extent to which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has considered the use of treatment technologies that permanently destroy or detoxify wastes at the nation's worst hazardous waste sites; and (2) identified the barriers to the increased use of such technologies and EPA efforts to overcome them.GAO found that: (1) in the first...
Hazardous Waste: Federal Civil Agencies Slow to Comply With Regulatory Requirements
RCED-86-76: Published: May 6, 1986. Publicly Released: May 6, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on 17 federal civilian agencies' implementation of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) provisions, specifically whether: (1) agencies are identifying and reporting their hazardous waste handlers to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the states; (2) EPA and the states are inspecting federal facilities to ensure that handlers are...