Waste management (31 - 40 of 118 items)
Environmental Protection Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-20(3): Published: Aug 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Environmental Protection issue area as of August 17, 1998...
Superfund: Trends in Spending for Site Cleanups
RCED-97-211: Published: Sep 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund spending from fiscal year (FY) 1987 through FY 1996 to determine: (1) of total Superfund spending, how much was for contractor cleanup work, in contrast with other activities; (2) of the money spent on contractor cleanup work, how much was spent on the actual cleanups, in contrast with cleanup p...
Superfund: EPA Could Further Ensure the Safe Operation of On-Site Incinerators
RCED-97-43: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) use of incineration at Superfund sites, focusing on: (1) what safeguards EPA uses to promote the safe operation of incinerators at these sites; and (2) whether EPA has fully implemented its planned system of safeguards.GAO noted that: (1) EPA relies upon four main methods to promote the safe operation of...
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...
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...
Federal Facilities: Consistent Relative Risk Evaluations Needed for Prioritizing Cleanups
RCED-96-150: Published: Jun 7, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how priorities are being set for hazardous waste cleanups, focusing on: (1) whether the Superfund program is identifying the highest-priority cleanup sites; and (2) the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of the Interior approaches for ranking risks and prioritizing sites for cleanup.GAO found that: (1) the S...
Superfund: Use of Innovative Technologies for Site Cleanups
T-RCED-96-45: Published: Dec 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed Superfund research and development activities, focusing on: (1) the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) use of innovative technologies at Superfund sites; (2) barriers impeding the use of innovative technologies at these sites; and (3) how the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) program encourages the development and use of innov...
Environmental Protection Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-95-23: Published: Sep 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Environmental Protection issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1997.GAO plans to: (1) provide information to aid Congress in reauthorizing and allocating funds to Superfund; (2) identify ways to improve the design and management of waste programs; (3) aid Congress in its oversight of control measures adopted under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990; (4) assess states' p...
Hazardous and Nonhazardous Waste: Demographics of People Living Near Waste Facilities
RCED-95-84: Published: Jun 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided: (1) demographic information on people living near nonhazardous municipal solid waste landfills; (2) summaries of 10 studies on the demographics of people living near hazardous waste facilities; (3) information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to address environmental justice issues; and (4) information on the extent of the he...
Animal Agriculture: Information on Waste Management and Water Quality Issues
RCED-95-200BR: Published: Jun 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the management of animal agriculture waste and related water quality issues, focusing on: (1) water quality concerns arising from animal agriculture sources of nonpoint pollution; (2) consolidation trends and geographical shifts in animal agriculture; (3) animal agriculture production covered by point source permits; (4) commonly use...