Water pollution control (51 - 60 of 68 items)
Water Pollution: Serious Problems Confront Emerging Municipal Sludge Management Program
RCED-90-57: Published: Mar 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) development of a mandated municipal sludge management program, focusing on: (1) the status of EPA and state municipal sludge management efforts; (2) potential obstacles to permanent program implementation; and (3) key issues concerning EPA development of technical sludge standards.GAO found that: (1) few...
Coast Guard: Adequacy of Preparation and Response to Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
RCED-90-44: Published: Oct 30, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) evaluated the oil industry's and the federal government's preparedness for responding to a March 1989 spill of over 10 million gallons of crude oil in Prince William Sound, Alaska; and (2) examined industry and government measures that could prevent future spills.GAO found that: (1) the firm operating the vessel targeted its oil spill response plan for...
Adequacy of Preparation and Response Related to Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
T-RCED-89-59: Published: Aug 10, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1989.
GAO discussed the oil industry's and federal government's response to a large oil spill in Alaska. GAO found that: (1) an inadequate initial response to the spill resulted from equipment and personnel shortages, inadequate communications, and an ineffective organizational structure; (2) the pipeline terminal operator only assembled equipment and personnel for the most likely accident, which was fa...
Observations on Infectious Waste Management
T-RCED-89-55: Published: Jul 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1989.
GAO discussed six states' infectious waste regulatory programs and infectious waste management issues. GAO found that: (1) 90 percent of the states regulated or planned to regulate medical wastes but did not necessarily have separate infectious waste laws or programs; (2) five of the six states had specific infectious wastes legislation, while Arizona used its general health, air, and solid waste...
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...
Water Pollution: Efforts to Clean Up Michigan's Rouge River
RCED-88-164: Published: Aug 10, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal, state, and local efforts to clean up Michigan's Rouge River, focusing on: (1) the overall quality of the river's waters; (2) pollutant sources; (3) the status of cleanup planning efforts; and (4) costs of remedial cleanup efforts.GAO found that: (1) Michigan's Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) was responsible for managing the river's...
Environmental Protection Agency: Protecting Human Health and the Environment Through Improved Management
RCED-88-101: Published: Aug 16, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1988.
GAO performed a management review of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine how EPA can: (1) make and sustain management improvements to strengthen policy development; (2) better achieve program initiatives; (3) improve the integrity of management support systems; and (4) enhance planning for future environmental issues.GAO found that EPA actions to increase managerial and operatio...
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...
Hazardous Waste: Problems and Cleanup Efforts at an FAA Facility in Oklahoma City
RCED-88-113FS: Published: Mar 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) nature and extent of hazardous waste problems at the Federal Aviation Administration's Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center; and (2) actions the Center took to clean up contamination.GAO found that: (1) state and local regulatory agencies cited the Center several times between 1984 and 1987 for various hazardous waste violat...