Reporting requirements (21 - 30 of 53 items)
Environmental Protection: Status of EPA's Efforts to Create a Central Information Office
T-RCED-99-147: Published: Apr 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) information management initiatives, focusing on the: (1) status of EPA's efforts to create a central office responsible for information management, policy, and technology issues; and (2) major challenges that the new office needs to address to achieve success in collecting, using, and disseminating envir...
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...
Flexibility in the Safe Drinking Water Act
RCED-96-12R: Published: Nov 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), states, and public water systems have been able to use the flexibility contained in the Safe Drinking Water Act to reduce compliance costs. GAO noted that: (1) the act and EPA regulations provide the flexibility necessary for state water systems to reduce their compliance costs; (2)...
Air Pollution: EPA Data Gathering Efforts Would Have Imposed a Burden on States
AIMD-95-160: Published: Aug 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1995.
GAO reviewed selected data collection and reporting requirements of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, focusing on whether: (1) the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) planned state emissions reporting requirements exceed its program needs; and (2) states use the EPA Aerometric Information Retrieval System (AIRS) to monitor emissions data.GAO found that: (1) EPA draft regulation would have req...
Pesticides: EPA's Efforts to Collect and Take Action on Exposure Incident Data
RCED-95-163: Published: Jul 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) monitoring of human exposures to pesticides, focusing on whether EPA: (1) collects data on exposure arising from the use on nonagricultural pesticides; (2) takes action in response to potential health risks from such exposure; and (3) receives sufficient information to assess whether unacceptable risks ar...
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...
Pesticides on Farms: Limited Capability Exists to Monitor Occupational Illnesses and Injuries
PEMD-94-6: Published: Dec 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal and state efforts to monitor occupational illnesses resulting from exposure to pesticides on farms, focusing on whether federal and state monitoring systems provide sufficient information on pesticide-related illnesses in the farm sector.GAO found that: (1) although numerous federal and state systems provide information on acute pesticide-r...
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...
Air Pollution: State Planning Requirements Will Continue to Challenge EPA and the States
RCED-93-113: Published: Jun 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the: (1) responsiveness of the states to requirements in the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 that they submit revisions to their state implementation plans (SIP) for improving air quality; and (2) Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) timeliness in reviewing and approving these plans.GAO found that: (1) delays continue in the states' submissions...
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...