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Wildlife Management: Issues Concerning the Management of Bison and Elk Herds in Yellowstone National Park
T-RCED-97-200: Published: Jul 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed wildlife management issues at Yellowstone National Park, focusing on the: (1) National Park Service's (NPS) current policy for managing free-roaming bison and elk in Yellowstone; (2) controversy surrounding the impact of these herds on the park's rangeland and riparian areas; and (3) controversy surrounding the risks to domestic livestock posed by...
Environmental Protection: Status of Defense Initiatives for Cleanup, Technology, and Compliance
NSIAD-97-126: Published: May 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected aspects of the Department of Defense's (DOD) environmental mission, focusing on: (1) the time lag between obligations and expenditures for environmental cleanup and its impact on achieving actual cleanup; (2) the basis for funding overseas cleanup; (3) DOD's proposal to enter into multistate cooperative agreements for technology certificat...
EPA: New Motor Vehicles and New Motor Vehicle Engines Air Pollution Control--Voluntary Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles
OGC-97-45: Published: Jun 20, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agnecy's (EPA) new rule on new motor vehicles and new motor vehicle engine air pollution control. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would provide the main regulatory framework for the National Low Emission Vehicle program and create the means whereby automobile and light-duty truck manufacturers can volunteer to comply wit...
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: State Voluntary Programs Provide Incentives to Encourage Cleanups
RCED-97-66: Published: Apr 9, 1997. Publicly Released: May 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the voluntary cleanup programs that states have created to facilitate privately initiated cleanups, focusing on: (1) the voluntary cleanup programs' accomplishments; (2) these programs' organization, funding, and major characteristics; and (3) the effects of federal hazardous waste policies on voluntary cleanups and the types of federal assistance...
Chemical Accident Safety: EPA's Responsibilities for Preparedness, Response, and Prevention
PEMD-96-3: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) role in implementing a national chemical accident safety policy, focusing on: (1) trends in chemical accident occurrence and impact; (2) EPA chemical accident preparedness activities; (3) the effectiveness of EPA response to chemical accidents; and (4) EPA actions to help prevent chemical accidents.GAO found that: (1) although chemical accid...
State Cleanup Standards
RCED-96-98R: Published: Apr 24, 1996. Publicly Released: May 7, 1996.
GAO provided information about 21 states' standards for the cleanup of soil and groundwater at Superfund sites, focusing on: (1) whether states base their standards on estimates of health risks; (2) how the standards compare with corresponding federal standards; and (3) whether the states adjust the standards for site-specific conditions. GAO noted that: (1) 20 of the 21 states with such standards...
Superfund: Implications of Key Reauthorization Issues
T-RCED-96-145: Published: May 3, 1996. Publicly Released: May 3, 1996.
GAO discussed how the proposed Accelerated Cleanup and Environmental Restoration Act would affect the Superfund Program's reauthorization. GAO noted that the legislation would: (1) require that cleanups comply only with standards that pertain to hazardous waste cleanups, rather than with water quality standards; (2) allow states to define their own standards and permit the Environmental Protection...
Environmental Protection: Selected Issues Related to EPA's Fiscal Year 1997 Appropriation
T-RCED-96-164: Published: May 1, 1996. Publicly Released: May 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) leaking underground storage tank program. GAO noted that: (1) about 20 percent of over 2 million tanks nationwide have leaks or are leaking; (2) releases have been confirmed in 303,000 leaking tanks, and EPA expects this number to rise as owners and operators upgrade their tanks to current standards; (3)...
Nuclear Waste: Nevada's Use of Nuclear Waste Grant Funds
RCED-96-72: Published: Mar 20, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Nevada's use of Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear waste grant funds, focusing on: (1) whether Nevada has used federal funds for prohibited purposes; (2) what controls DOE has in place to ensure that Nevada appropriately spends its federal funds; and (3) whether DOE has recovered previously identified misspent federal funds.GAO found that: (1) Neva...