Hazardous Waste: EPA's Generation and Management Data Need Further Improvement
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC PROGRAM EVALUATION AND METHODOLOGY DIV
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The Environmental Protection Agency EPA and state environmental agencies share responsibilities for the national program of hazardous waste management. To perform their missions, these agencies need information about the production of hazardous waste, including minimization efforts, and the available means for safely treating, storing, recycling, and disposing of the material. However, in the past, national-level information about hazardous waste has suffered from serious deficiencies. In response to this situation, Representative Synar, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources of the House Government Operations Committee, asked GAO to evaluate EPAs efforts to acquire information about hazardous waste and to look for ways to develop better information.
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