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South Florida Ecosystem Restoration: A Land Acquisition Plan Is Needed to Supplement the Strategic Plan Being Developed
T-RCED-00-137: Published: Apr 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of the Interior's actions in response to previous GAO recommendations to improve the management of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Initiative, focusing on what: (1) the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force has done to identify and acquire lands needed to accomplish the goals of the restoration initiative; and (2) I...
Water Quality: Key EPA and State Decisions Limited by Inconsistent and Incomplete Data
RCED-00-54: Published: Mar 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Water Quality Inventory, focusing on whether: (1) the information in EPA's National Water Quality Inventory is reliable and representative of water quality conditions nationwide; and (2) available data are sufficient to allow state officials to make key decisions about activities r...
Water Quality: Identification and Remediation of Polluted Waters Impeded by Data Gaps
T-RCED-00-88: Published: Feb 10, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the adequacy of the data that the Environmental Protection Agency and the states have for making critical water quality decisions required by the Clean Water Act, focusing on: (1) the adequacy of the data for identifying waters for states' 303(d) lists; (2) the adequacy of data for developing total maximum daily loads (TMDL) for those waters; and...
Pesticides: Use, Effects, and Alternatives to Pesticides in Schools
RCED-00-17: Published: Nov 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the use of pesticides in schools, focusing on: (1) what federal requirements govern the use of pesticides in schools; (2) what information exists on the use of pesticides in schools; (3) what data exist on the incidences of short- and long-term illnesses linked to the exposure to pesticides in schools, and to the extent data are avai...
Wildlife Management: Negotiations on a Long-Term Plan for Managing Yellowstone Bison Still Ongoing
RCED-00-7: Published: Nov 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the governmental and nongovernmental plans for managing the Yellowstone National Park bison herd, focusing on the: (1) key elements of the five nongovernmental plans and the government's preferred alternative; (2) strengths and weaknesses of the economic analyses used to support each of these six plans; and (3) status of efforts to issue the enviro...
National Fish Hatcheries: Classification of the Distribution of Fish and Eggs Needs Refinement
RCED-00-10: Published: Oct 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the activities of the National Fish Hatchery System, focusing on: (1) the funding level for the National Fish Hatchery System since 1992 and the funding level's impact on operations; (2) the production level at federal hatcheries; (3) the portion of production that is used for recovery and restoration efforts; (4) the distribution of...
Environmental Information: EPA Is Taking Steps to Improve Information Management, but Challenges Remain
RCED-99-261: Published: Sep 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) information management systems, focusing on: (1) recent initiatives designed to help EPA improve the accuracy, completeness, and compatibility of its data; (2) the impact of data gaps and inconsistencies on EPA's ability to evaluate and report on the results of its programs under the Government Performa...
Federal Wildfire Activities: Issues Needing Future Attention
T-RCED-99-282: Published: Sep 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed various aspects of the Forest Service's and the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) firefighting programs.GAO noted that: (1) each year, wildfires on federal lands burn millions of acres of forests, grasslands, and desert vegetation; (2) while wildfires are being increasingly recognized as having ecological value in some circumstances, they can adve...
Indoor Pollution: Status of Federal Research Activities
RCED-99-254: Published: Aug 31, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of federal agencies' research activities on indoor environmental air quality.GAO noted that: (1) the Environmental Protection Agency officials and others have consistently identified indoor pollution as one of the most serious environmental risks to public health; (2) pollutant exposures encountered indoors can result in s...
Federal Wildfire Activities: Current Strategy and Issues Needing Attention
RCED-99-233: Published: Aug 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manage their wildfire programs, focusing on the: (1) process the Forest Service and BLM use to determine the amount of funds needed to prepare for fighting fires; (2) roles and responsibilities of the National Interagency Fire Center in mobilizing firefighting resources; and (3) types o...