Accession Number:

ADA169685

Title:

Hazardous Waste: DoD's Efforts to Improve Management of Generation, Storage, and Disposal.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

This report describes the Department of Defenses efforts to manage hazardous waste generation, storage, and disposal at its installations in the United States. GAO made the review to determine if the Departments hazardous waste program compiled with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. In a draft of this report GAO proposed implementation of a policy to correct some of the deficiencies in compliance we identified. The Department has now adopted that policy and is working on developing implementing guidance for the services. Partial Contents Many DOD Installations are out of Compliance with RCRA Requirements The Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service DRMS Has Not Provided Timely and Reliable Service for Disposal of Hazardous Waste The DRMS is not meeting Installations Hazardous Waste Storage Needs DOD Needs to Place Greater Emphasis on Treatment of Hazardous Waste to Reduce the Quantity Requiring Disposal and Appendixes.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE