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Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed: (1) property owners' risks due to the limited availability of insurance for lead hazards and the reasons insurance companies exclude this coverage; (2) contractors' experiences in obtaining liability insurance for their lead abatement activities; and...
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and the General Services Administration's (GSA) efforts to improve working conditions at EPA headquarters and obtain suitable consolidated headquarters space for EPA.
In response to a congressional request, GAO identified: (1) the status of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) efforts to detect radon and develop methods to reduce radon contamination; (2) actions that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA), the...
In a GAO study of seven agencies, outside consulting services were used to meet over 40 percent of the agencies' congressionally mandated reporting requirements. Costs for consulting services represented about 66 percent of the total costs incurred in preparing the reports.
A review of the adequacy of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulation of pesticides used in and around the home revealed that chlordane, used for termite control, may pose unreasonable risks to man and the environment.
Pursuant to a Congressman's request, a review was made of Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) activities and responsibilities concerning the recently disclosed raised levels of radiation in the areas of Butte and Anaconda, Montana.