Pollution control (31 - 40 of 66 items)
Impact on Status of Capping Superfund Sites
RCED-96-106R: Published: Mar 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on eight states' ability to take on the tasks and costs of cleaning up hazardous waste sites not on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Priorities List (NPL). GAO noted that: (1) if Congress enacts pending legislation capping the number of Superfund sites that EPA can add to NPL, the 8 states could become responsible fo...
Environmental Protection: Status of EPA's Initiatives to Create a New Partnership With States
T-RCED-96-87: Published: Feb 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1996.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) initiatives in response to the National Academy of Public Administration's recommendations to change the nation's approach to environmental protection, focusing on EPA attempts to improve its relationship with states. GAO noted that: (1) EPA plans to create a National Environmental Performance Partnership System, which would fundamentally c...
Superfund: Operations and Maintenance Activities Will Require Billions of Dollars
RCED-95-259: Published: Sep 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1995.
GAO reviewed operations and maintenance (O&M) activities at former or current National Priorities List (NPL) Superfund sites where remediation construction has been completed, focusing on the: (1) extent to which O&M activities are necessary at Superfund sites; (2) costs to the federal government, states, and responsible parties to perform these activities now and in the future; and (3) Environmen...
Environmental Protection Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-23(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Environmental Protection issue area as of October 2, 1995...
Superfund: Information on Operations and Maintenance Activities and Costs
T-RCED-95-201: Published: May 23, 1995. Publicly Released: May 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed Superfund operations and maintenance (O&M) activities and costs, focusing on the: (1) extent to which O&M activities are necessary at National Priority List sites; (2) projected costs of O&M activities; and (3) Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) actions to ensure that sites requiring O&M continue to protect human health and the environment. G...
Environmental Protection: Challenges in Defense Environmental Program Management
T-NSIAD-95-121: Published: Mar 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1995.
GAO discussed the overall status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) environmental program, focusing on actions that need to be taken to enhance the program's success. GAO noted that: (1) although DOD has revised its environmental strategy to expedite cleanup efforts, implemented a program that prevents rather than controls pollution, identified nearly 28,000 potentially contaminated sites, and h...
Pollution Prevention: EPA Should Reexamine the Objectives and Sustainability of State Programs
PEMD-94-8: Published: Jan 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federally-aided state pollution prevention programs, focusing on: (1) the indicators that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses to evaluate program effectiveness; and (2) how well these programs are implementing federal pollution prevention policy.GAO found that: (1) 20 percent of state pollution prevention programs are regulatory; (2) man...
Superfund: Cleanups Nearing Completion, Future Challenges, and Possible Cleanup Approaches
T-RCED-93-69: Published: Sep 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1993.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) progress in cleaning up hazardous waste sites, focusing on: (1) future site clean-up challenges; and (2) possible clean-up approaches. GAO noted that: (1) EPA and responsible parties have removed significant amounts of hazardous waste from 149 sites on the National Priorities List (NPL) or reported as construction-complete; (2) EPA could be...
Superfund: Cleanups Nearing Completion Indicate Future Challenges
RCED-93-188: Published: Sep 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) completed Superfund hazardous waste cleanup actions, focusing on the: (1) type and extent of actions taken at those sites; and (2) challenges EPA will face in managing and monitoring these sites.GAO found that: (1) significant amounts of hazardous wastes have been removed or controlled at 149 EPA Superfun...
Environmental Enforcement: EPA Cannot Ensure the Accuracy of Self-Reported Compliance Monitoring Data
RCED-93-21: Published: Mar 31, 1993. Publicly Released: May 4, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and authorized states' procedures for ensuring the accuracy of self-reported data used in environmental compliance and detection activities, focusing on whether: (1) facilities subject to environmental regulation identify themselves to EPA or an authorized state; (2) sampling results are accurate and reli...