State-administered programs (51 - 60 of 62 items)
Hazardous Waste: Controls Over Injection Well Disposal Operations Protect Drinking Water
RCED-87-170: Published: Aug 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program, to assess: (1) the extent to which hazardous waste has contaminated underground sources of drinking water; and (2) EPA and state oversight of underground injection of hazardous waste.GAO found that: (1) although there are few confirmed cases of drinking-wate...
Attainment of EPA's Ozone Standard
T-RCED-87-8: Published: Apr 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1987.
GAO discussed its ongoing review of: (1) the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to protect the public health from ozone; and (2) states' compliance with EPA-established ozone standards. GAO found that: (1) EPA and the states failed to achieve the Clean Air Act's ozone reduction goals; (2) the various nonattainment areas differed according to the degree necessary to reduce emissions to...
Surface Mining: Interior Department and States Could Improve Inspection Programs
RCED-87-40: Published: Dec 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federally approved mine inspection and enforcement programs in four states to determine whether: (1) the states were citing all violations observed during mine inspections; and (2) if the Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's (OSMRE) sampling process to select mines for review is appro...
Resource Management: Information on the Coastal Zone Management Program
RCED-86-89FS: Published: Feb 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Coastal Zone Management Program, focusing on: (1) federal program objectives; (2) the status of state programs; (3) the results of previous program studies; (4) program benefits cited by state officials; and (5) concerns raised by federal and state program officials.GAO fou...
Cultural Resources: Results of Questionnaire on State Historic Preservation Activities
RCED-86-60FS: Published: Dec 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized responses to a questionnaire about historic preservation activities that was sent to various state historic preservation offices.GAO found that: (1) most states believed that they had received adequate guidance and assistance from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and about half of the states that responded to the questionnaire believ...
EPA-Approved Revisions to State Implementation Plans Allowing Increased Sulfur Dioxide Emissions Were Legal
RCED-85-129: Published: Aug 16, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of state actions to allow increased levels of sulfur dioxide emissions; (2) the impact of such revisions on future economic growth; and (3) the legal basis for these increases.GAO found that, from 1981 to 1983, EPA approved 114 revisions to state implementation plans involving sulfur diox...
Better Coordination Is Needed Between Pesticide Misuse Enforcement Programs and Programs for Certifying and Training Individuals To Apply Pesticides
RCED-83-169: Published: Jul 1, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1983.
GAO reviewed programs in Illinois and Minnesota under the Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training Program to determine whether they are addressing major pesticide misuse problems.GAO found that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Illinois, and Minnesota have not linked the certification and training and enforcement programs to deter and reduce pesticide misuse. The review of program...
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...
[Views on EPA Implementation of Clean Air Act]
B-208593: Published: Dec 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1982.
GAO was asked to comment on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) statement that it intends to be appropriately flexible in reviewing State Implementation Plan revisions of the Clean Air Act. GAO concluded that current EPA enforcement policies appear to be at odds with its published policies and, in some instances, with the act itself. GAO stated that it is important for Congress to: (1) cla...
Federal-State Environmental Programs--The State Perspective
CED-80-106A: Published: Aug 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1980.
Questionnaire data used as the basis for a GAO report on the managerial obstacles faced by states in implementing federal environmental programs is summarized. Questionnaires were mailed to state lead environmental agency administrators and program directors responsible for implementing the Clean Air Act; the Clean Water Act; the Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act; the Resource Conservatio...