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Environmental Protection Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000
IAP-97-18: Published: Jun 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its Environmental Protection issue area plan for fiscal years 1998 through 2000.GAO plans to examine: (1) the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) management and budget to help ensure that available resources are used efficiently and effectively; (2) information needed by Congress to assist in its oversight and reauthorization of federal environmental statutes; and (...
Superfund: Information on EPA's Administrative Reforms
RCED-97-174R: Published: May 30, 1997. Publicly Released: May 30, 1997.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) reforms to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and fairness of the Superfund program, focusing on the: (1) nature and scope of the reforms' implementation; (2) demonstrated accomplishments that may have resulted from them; and (3) additional legal authority EPA believes it needs to correct the underlyin...
Superfund: Stronger EPA-State Relationship Can Improve Cleanups and Reduce Costs
RCED-97-77: Published: Apr 24, 1997. Publicly Released: May 28, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the lessons learned from five states that have had significant experience in leading Superfund cleanups; and (2) how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can help to ensure that interested states are successful in their efforts to take on increased Superfund responsibilities.GAO noted that: (1) on the basis of GAO's review...
Superfund: Times to Complete the Assessment and Cleanup of Hazardous Waste Sites
RCED-97-20: Published: Mar 31, 1997. Publicly Released: May 8, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund cleanup efforts, focusing on trends in the time taken to: (1) evaluate and process hazardous waste sites for possible placement on the National Priorities List (NPL); and (2) clean up these sites following their listing.GAO noted that: (1) EPA took an average of 9.4 years, calculated from the da...
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...
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...
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 Protection: Status of Defense Initiatives for Cleanup, Compliance, and Technology
NSIAD-96-155: Published: Aug 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) environmental cleanup, compliance, and technology activities.GAO found that: (1) recent DOD initiatives affecting environmental cleanup include efforts to focus funding on actual cleanup, instead of study and oversight, better target funds through the use of risk determination, and devolve the budget...
Time and Cost Limits on Superfund Removals
RCED-96-195R: Published: Jun 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether: (1) changes to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act's time and cost limits would ease constraints on non-time-critical removals; and (2) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) believes that limits on non-time-critical removal actions are necessary or appropriate. GAO noted that: (1) mo...