The Resource Environmental Protection Agency : major management challenges : report to the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, United States Government Accountability Office

Environmental Protection Agency : major management challenges : report to the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, United States Government Accountability Office

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Environmental Protection Agency : major management challenges : report to the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives
Title
Environmental Protection Agency
Title remainder
major management challenges : report to the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives
Statement of responsibility
United States Government Accountability Office
Title variation
  • Major management challenges
  • EPA challenges
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
EPA faces the following challenges that hinder its ability to implement its programs effectively: (1) improving agencywide management, (2) transforming EPA's processes for assessing and controlling toxic chemicals, (3) improving implementation of the Clean Air Act, (4) reducing pollution in the nation's waters, (5) speeding the pace of cleanup at Superfund and other hazardous waste sites, and (6) addressing emerging climate change issues. EPA has launched various initiatives to address crosscutting general management issues, including environmental enforcement and compliance, human capital management, and the development and use of environmental information. However, these initiatives have generally fallen considerably short of their intended results. EPA has failed to develop sufficient chemical assessment information to limit public exposure to many chemicals that may pose substantial health risks. In January 2009, GAO added a new issue--the need to transform EPA's process for assessing and controlling toxic chemicals--to its list of high-risk areas warranting increased attention by Congress and the executive branch. EPA faces many important challenges related to implementation of the Clean Air Act, including those highlighted by GAO regarding its coordination with other federal agencies, analyses of health impacts from air pollution, and delays in regulating mercury and other air toxics. EPA also faces challenges relating to numerous regulatory proposals that have been overturned or remanded by the courts. EPA partners with federal, state, and local agencies and others to reduce pollution in the nation's waters. Among the most daunting water pollution control problems, the nation's water utilities face billions of dollars in upgrades to aging and deteriorating infrastructures that left unaddressed can affect the quality of our water. EPA will receive $6 billion in additional water infrastructure funding from the recently passed stimulus bill. Congress passed the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, better known as Superfund, in 1980, giving the federal government the authority to ensure the cleanup of hazardous waste sites both on private and public lands. Nonetheless, several key management problems have not been resolved since that time. For example, citing competing priorities and lack of funds, EPA has not implemented a 1980 statutory mandate under Superfund to require businesses handling hazardous substances to provide financial assurances to pay for potential environmental cleanups. In GAO's view, the federal government's approach to climate change has been ad hoc and is not well coordinated across government agencies. For example, the federal government lacks a comprehensive approach for targeting federal research dollars toward the development and deployment of low-carbon technologies
Cataloging source
EJB
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
GA1.5/2:GAO-09-434
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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United States
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  • United States
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental protection
  • Environmental management
  • United States
  • Environmental management
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental protection
  • United States
Label
Environmental Protection Agency : major management challenges : report to the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, United States Government Accountability Office
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Mar. 3, 2009)
  • "March 2009."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-09-434."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
312713831
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
i, 28 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)312713831
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 3/3/09: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09434.pdf; current access available via PURL
Label
Environmental Protection Agency : major management challenges : report to the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, United States Government Accountability Office
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Mar. 3, 2009)
  • "March 2009."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-09-434."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
312713831
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
i, 28 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)312713831
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 3/3/09: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09434.pdf; current access available via PURL

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