Budget and Spending:
Environmental Protection Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-95-23, Sep 1, 1995
GAO presented its Environmental Protection issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1997.
GAO plans to: (1) provide information to aid Congress in reauthorizing and allocating funds to Superfund; (2) identify ways to improve the design and management of waste programs; (3) aid Congress in its oversight of control measures adopted under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990; (4) assess states' progress in implementing the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990; (5) identify new approaches to control pesticides and toxic substances; (6) identify ways to reduce the cost of complying with water quality requirements; (7) assess the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Acts; (8) identify ways that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could improve the use of alternatives to traditional regulatory approaches; (9) assess the adequacy of EPA risk analyses, cost benefit analyses, budget requests, and controls against fraud, waste, and abuse; (10) provide Congress with information to help in its budget decisions affecting EPA federal facility cleanup efforts; and (11) identify ways to better coordinate cleanup efforts among agencies.