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Open Recommendations

Water Infrastructure: Technical Assistance and Climate Resilience Planning Could Help Utilities Prepare for Potential Climate Change Impacts

GAO-20-24
Feb 13, 2020
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Environmental Protection Agency The Director of Water Security of EPA, as Chair of the Water Sector Government Coordinating Council, should work with the council to identify existing technical assistance providers and engage these providers in a network to help drinking water and wastewater utilities incorporate climate resilience into their projects and planning on an ongoing basis. (Recommendation 1)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

International Boundary and Water Commission: Opportunities Exist to Address Water Quality Problems

GAO-20-307
Feb 05, 2020
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Other The U.S. Commissioner of the IBWC should work with the Mexican Commissioner to formalize a binational rapid response team to address sewage infrastructure failures along the U.S.-Mexico border, including the Nogales and South Bay wastewater treatment plants. (Recommendation 1)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Hanford Cleanup: DOE Should Take Actions to Improve Inspections and Oversight of Contaminated Excess Facilities

GAO-20-161
Jan 21, 2020
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Department of Energy The Assistant Secretary of DOE's Office of Environmental Management should direct RL to conduct a root cause analysis to identify any programmatic causes that may have led to the collapse of PUREX Tunnel 1. (Recommendation 1)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Department of Energy The Assistant Secretary of DOE's Office of Environmental Management, while ensuring the protection of DOE workers, the public, and the environment, should ensure that RL directs the Hanford Site cleanup contractor to explore using robotic or other means to routinely complete comprehensive surveillance inspections of contaminated excess facilities to identify aging degradation and obsolescence of facilities and take timely action as warranted. (Recommendation 2)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Department of Energy The Secretary of Energy should ensure DOE headquarters offices responsible for the oversight of EM sites' field offices conduct an assessment of RL's management and oversight of the Hanford Site contractor's surveillance and maintenance activity for contaminated excess facilities. Based on the results of this assessment, DOE headquarters offices should consider whether such assessments should be conducted on a periodic basis. (Recommendation 3)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Land and Water Conservation Fund Act: Forest Service Has Not Taken Steps to Ensure Compliance with Limitation on Land Acquisition

GAO-20-175R
Dec 18, 2019
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Forest Service The Chief of the Forest Service should take steps to ensure compliance with the 100th meridian provision, such as developing an interpretation of the provision. (Recommendation 1)
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Recommendation status is Open.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.