State-administered programs (41 - 50 of 62 items)
Water Pollution: States' Progress in Developing State Revolving Loan Fund Programs
RCED-91-87: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the status of state efforts to develop State Revolving Funds (SRF) from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funds to finance construction of wastewater treatment plants; (2) key characteristics of SRF programs; and (3) issues concerning how certain requirements affect SRF ability to adequately meet the nation's wastewater treatment needs.GAO...
Air Pollution: EPA Needs More Data From FHwA on Changes to Highway Projects
RCED-90-72: Published: Mar 20, 1990. Publicly Released: May 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO addressed the states' implementation of a Clean Air Act requirement that federally funded highway projects conform to plans designed to reduce air pollution.GAO found that: (1) the Clean Air Act did not specify how state conformity should be determined; (2) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHwA) disagreed on...
Hazardous Waste Sites: State Cleanup Status and Its Implications for Federal Policy
RCED-89-164: Published: Aug 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of state cleanups of hazardous waste sites not on the National Priorities List (NPL) and whether the cleanups met Superfund Program standards.GAO found that: (1) although 47 states reported about 28,000 known or suspected Superfund sites, many had not identified all of their sites; (2) 42 states reported inspecting about 7,800 sites and...
Surface Mining: Office of Surface Mining Response to Management Review Recommendations
RCED-89-82FS: Published: Feb 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's (OSMRE) efforts to implement task force recommendations to correct problems in: (1) overall management control and direction; (2) state program oversight and evaluation; (3) the Abandoned Mine Land Program; (4) direct federal regulation; and (5) automatic data processing.GAO found that...
Water Pollution: Stronger Enforcement Needed To Improve Compliance at Federal Facilities
RCED-89-13: Published: Dec 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed: (1) federal facilities' compliance with the Water Pollution Control Act; and (2) the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and states' oversight and enforcement of the facilities' compliance with the act.GAO found that: (1) most federal facilities did not comply with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program priority req...
Water Pollution: More EPA Action Needed to Improve the Quality of Heavily Polluted Waters
RCED-89-38: Published: Jan 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region X to determine: (1) how well EPA and the states implemented Clean Water Act requirements to clean up rivers that did not meet water quality standards after construction of treatment plants; and (2) what actions EPA and Oregon took to set stricter pollution limits on the Tualatin and South Umpqua...
Air Pollution: EPA's Ozone Policy Is a Positive Step but Needs More Legal Authority
RCED-89-28: Published: Nov 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the legality of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed ozone policy, focusing on: (1) legal and other problems EPA might encounter in implementing the policy; and (2) whether the policy would correct problems associated with past ozone programs.GAO found that, under the proposed policy, EPA would: (1) extend from 3 to 5 years the d...
Fighting Groundwater Contamination: State Activities to Date and the Need for More Information From EPA
T-PEMD-88-7: Published: May 17, 1988. Publicly Released: May 17, 1988.
GAO discussed states' efforts to protect groundwater resources and the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to help states establish technical standards for groundwater protection. GAO questioned 50 states and 7 territories and found that: (1) most states indicated that underground storage tanks were a significant source of water contamination; (2) 22 of 57 respondents had groundwater p...
Groundwater Standards: States Need More Information From EPA
PEMD-88-6: Published: Mar 16, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO described: (1) information in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) documents about groundwater contaminants that is available to states for setting groundwater standards; and (2) existing drinking water standards.GAO found that: (1) 41 of the 57 states and territories set their own numerical or narrative standards for groundwater contaminants, since the...
Surface Mining: Interior and State Management of Regulatory Grants
RCED-88-68: Published: Feb 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) how the Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) ensures that the amount of regulatory funds requested by each state is appropriate; (2) whether states conducted required audits of their program activities; and (3) what deficiencies states reported and the action Interior took to resolve them...