Reporting requirements (41 - 50 of 53 items)
Hazardous Waste: EPA's Generation and Management Data Need Further Improvement
PEMD-90-3: Published: Feb 9, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to improve the quality of information it collected on hazardous waste generation and management capacity.GAO found that EPA: (1) initiated 13 efforts to improve its previous data collection efforts, which primarily relied on joint federal-state programs that sometimes produced inconsistent, flawe...
Improvements Needed in FRA's Hazardous Materials Inspection and Safety Reporting Programs
T-RCED-90-35: Published: Feb 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1990.
GAO discussed the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) hazardous materials inspection program and five railroads' reporting of accidents and injuries. GAO found that: (1) FRA inspection coverage was minimal; (2) from 1985 to 1989, hazardous material releases increased by 40 percent; (3) track and equipment defects and human error were the two primary causes of reported rail accidents; (4) FRA i...
Air Pollution: National Air Monitoring Network Is Inadequate
RCED-90-15: Published: Nov 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to collect and report complete, accurate, and reliable air monitoring data, focusing on: (1) EPA progress in establishing a national monitoring network; (2) the condition of air monitoring equipment; and (3) the effectiveness of EPA quality assurance measures.GAO found that EPA: (1) did not meet i...
Superfund: Missed Statutory Deadlines Slow Progress in Environmental Programs
RCED-89-27: Published: Nov 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed compliance with deadlines in the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), specifically to: (1) catalog the SARA deadlines from the date of enactment through December 31, 1991; and (2) determine compliance with deadlines through March 31, 1989.GAO found that: (1) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for 78 of...
Sport Fish Restoration Account
T-RCED-88-42: Published: May 12, 1988. Publicly Released: May 12, 1988.
GAO discussed the Sport Fish Restoration Account of the Aquatic Resources Trust Fund, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) administers to provide funding for state sport fish restoration and development programs, focusing on how: (1) account revenues have grown; (2) the Department of the Treasury estimated and accounted for these revenues; and (3) six states have spent their available fu...
Hazardous Waste: EPA Has Made Limited Progress in Determining the Wastes To Be Regulated
RCED-87-27: Published: Dec 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to: (1) determine which wastes are hazardous; and (2) produce a biennial report on the types and amounts of hazardous wastes the United States generates, treats, stores, and disposes of nationwide.GAO found that: (1) EPA has met some of the deadlines Congress set for considering additional char...
Nuclear Waste: Department of Energy's Program for Financial Assistance
RCED-86-4: Published: Apr 1, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1986.
GAO evaluated the Department of Energy's (DOE) program to provide grants under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, focusing on: (1) DOE decisions on who received grants and for what activities; (2) the level of assistance provided; and (3) DOE grant administration and oversight.The act provides that state and public participation in the nuclear waste repository program is essential to promote pu...
The Nuclear Waste Policy Act: 1984 Implementation Status, Progress, and Problems
RCED-85-100: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1985.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in implementing the act, focusing on: (1) the DOE approach to selecting a waste disposal site; (2) DOE negotiations with states and Indian tribes for consultation and cooperation agreements; and (3) DOE planning for monitored retrievable spent fuel storage (MRS).GAO found th...
EPA's Inventory of Potential Hazardous Waste Sites Is Incomplete
RCED-85-75: Published: Mar 26, 1985. Publicly Released: May 3, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the effectiveness of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state programs in determining the extent of hazardous waste cleanup problems. EPA and the states are required by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act to complete a nationwide inventory of hazardous disp...
EPA and State Progress in Enforcing the National Interim Primary Drinking Water Regulations
121653: Jun 15, 1983
Testimony was given concerning a GAO report which discussed how well the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the states have implemented provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act. GAO work indicated that compliance with these regulations was the exception rather than the rule. Almost all of the violations were incurred because required tests were not made rather than because water did not me...