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Superfund, EPA cost estimates are not reliable or timely

Superfund, EPA cost estimates are not reliable or timely

report to the Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency

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Published by The Office, The Office [distributor in Washington, D.C, Gaithersburg, MD (P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg 20884-6015) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Environmental Protection Agency -- Appropriations and expenditures.,
  • United States. -- Environmental Protection Agency -- Auditing.,
  • Hazardous waste sites -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesEPA cost estimates are not reliable or timely.
    StatementUnited States General Accounting Office.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination32 p.
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17749616M

    A map and links to find information on Superfund sites by state and EPA region. Jump to main content. An official website of the United States government. We've made some changes to caistab-gabon.com If the information you are looking for is not here, you may. The Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) Program promoted the development, commercialization, and implementation of innovative hazardous waste treatment technologies for 20 years. SITE offered a mechanism for conducting joint technology demonstration and evaluation projects at hazardous waste sites involving the private sector, EPA, and other federal and state agencies.

    The EPA now reports that the Superfund program achieved two full site deletions and four partial deletions in , and as of July 1, , it has accomplished five full deletions and one partial deletion. The report states that the Agency is on track for 10 or more deletions in This paper aims to contribute to our understanding of financial reporting issues related to environmental liabilities in two ways. First, we investigate whether characteristics known at various points in a Federal Superfund site’s regulatory history are significant in explaining cleanup cost estimates.

    Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Superfund Program. What is Superfund? The U.S. Congress passed the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) in response to growing concern about health and environmental threats from hazardous waste sites. This law is commonly called Superfund. NORTH - caistab-gabon.com Superfund Liabilities and Governmental Reporting Entities: An Empirical Analysis Carol M. Lawrence and Inder K. Khurana Our study addresses both public policy concerns and financial reporting issues related to municipal landfills for which Superfund settlements have caistab-gabon.com by: 8.


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GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund Program, focusing on whether EPA reporting of Superfund's estimated funding is caistab-gabon.com found that: (1) EPA Superfund cost estimates are not reliable or useful for overseeing costs or making funding decisions; (2) EPA substantially understates Superfund cost estimates and is often over a year late in.

Superfund: EPA Cost Estimates Are Not Reliable or Timely: Afmd [U. Government Accountability Office (] on caistab-gabon.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund Program, focusing on whether EPA reporting of Superfund's estimated funding is reasonable.

GAO found that: (1) EPA Superfund cost. Get this from a library. Superfund: EPA cost estimates are not reliable or timely: report to the Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency.

[United States. General Accounting Office.]. Get this from a library. Superfund: EPA Cost Estimates are not Reliable or Timely. [GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT D IV.;]. This training is essential to Superfund cleanup site work, but the training received may be used at several sites.

On an annual basis, government contractors allocate these costs across the sites that they have worked on during the past year. The contractor provides EPA with a site-specific allocation of the cost and EPA treats them as direct.

The goals of this guidance are to improve the consistency, completeness, and accuracy of cost estimates developed to support the Superfund remedy selection process. To help achieve these goals, the document presents clear procedures and expectations, a checklist of. EPA//R/ April Cost Estimating Tools and Resources for Addressing Sites Under the Brownfields Initiative Technology Transfer and Support Division National Risk Management Research Laboratory Office of Research and Development U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency Cincinnati, OH Printed on Recycled Paper. Table of Contents Acronyms vi Chapter 1 Introduction Purpose of Guide Scope of Guide How to Use the Guide Chapter 2 Background Overview of Superfund Process Role of Project Definition in Cost Estimates Cost Estimating During the Superfund Process Cost Estimating During the Feasibility Study Chapter 3 Capital and O&M Costs 3.

Sep 20,  · Taxpayer dollars fund most oversight and cleanup costs at Superfund sites The abandoned Diamond Alkali Chemical facility in Newark, N.J., was added to.

The Gist: The overall criticisms of the program are its inefficiency, inaccuracy, and monetary cost. The inaccuracy claim comes largely from the fact that risk assessments are subjective, and therefore biased. Scientists use bioassays, which. ♦ U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ♦ U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers ♦ U.S. Department of Energy ♦ U.S. Department of Defense ♦ Other or Interagency Major categories in Exhibit A-2 for non-government resources include: DEVELOPING AND DOCUMENTING SUPERFUND COST ESTIMATES: APPENDIX A: INTERNET RESOURCES THAT MAY BE USEFUL FOR THE.

Superfund Fact Book. Jan. 27, Superfund: A Brief Comparison of the Chairmen's Bills. May 28, Superfund Cleanup Standards Reconsidered. EPA Cost Estimates Are Not Reliable or Timely.

GAO Report, Jul. Current Progress and Issues Needing Further Attention. GAO Report, Jun. Author: Deborah L. Heller. Superfund Cleanup Subject Listing Cost Recovery This category includes policy and guidance about how EPA recovers from financially viable potentially responsible parties (PRPs) the money it expends from the Superfund Trust Fund to perform response actions at Superfund sites.

Nov 28,  · Superfund Cost Recovery If EPA does the cleanup work using Superfund money, it will try to recover those costs from responsible parties. The Agency must document all its cleanup costs, including direct expenses (e.g., salary and contractual) and indirect expenses (e.g., overhead). The Superfund Program has deployed the Superfund Enterprise Management System (SEMS), which integrates multiple legacy systems into a comprehensive tracking and reporting tool.

The reports below provide updated data on the inventory of active and archived hazardous waste sites evaluated by the Superfund program. Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to clean up its Superfund sites, focusing on: (1) how long it will take to complete the construction of cleanup facilities at hazardous waste sites on the National Priorities List as of early ; and (2) how much it will cost.

Superfund Cleanup Accomplishments and the Challenges Ahead is an independent study of the accomplishments and challenges of the thirty-seven year old U.S. EPA program to clean-up hazardous industrial sites on the National Priorities List (NPL).

Oct 11,  · EPA Vows To Speed Cleanup Of Toxic Superfund Sites Despite Funding Drop Superfund was initially paid for by taxes on crude oil, chemicals and the. Even though by nearly $4 billion in fees were in the Superfund, Congress chose not to reauthorize collection of these and by the Superfund was empty.: 1.

Inthe Environmental Protection Agency used funds from the Superfund program to institute the cleanup of anthrax on Capitol Hill after the Anthrax caistab-gabon.comd by: the 96th United States Congress.

Oct 06,  · Can the EPA Clean Up Superfund Sites Faster. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt wants to clean up toxic Superfund sites faster. Cleanup in some places has dragged on for decades. Russell and Davis, ], analysts have not presented detailed evidence on how cost- effective Superfund remediations are.

This article offers the first systematic evidence that links risks measures with cost data to derive estimates of the effectiveness of Superfund site remediations.

For a sample.EPA Region 4 Land Revitalization and Reuse. Superfund Sites. A Superfund site is any land in the United States that has been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a candidate for cleanup because it poses a .Jul 30,  · EPA, GAO spar on IT cost estimates.

By Matthew Weigelt ; Jul 30, ; Two Environmental Protection Agency officials are objecting to a review of how they estimated the cost of their Superfund.