Accession Number : ADA263640

Title :   Observations on the Environmental Protection Agency's Budget Request for Fiscal Year 1992.

Descriptive Note : Testimony.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVE LOPMENT DIV

Report Date : MAR 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Last year, in testimony submitted for the record to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on EPA's budget proposal for fiscal year 1991, we outlined a list of environmental problems facing the nation that were not fully addressed by the agency's request for funds. Indeed, for some years, GAO has regularly reported on shortcomings in EPA programs that often resulted from inadequate funding. This year, in the context of EPA's budget request for the upcoming year, we would like to move beyond this description of unmet needs and provide GAO's perspectives on how we as a nation might begin to balance national environmental protection goals with budget realities.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *FEDERAL BUDGETS, *POLLUTION ABATEMENT, *CONSERVATION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, PUBLIC OPINION, HAZARDOUS WASTES, WASTE DISPOSAL, WATER QUALITY, AIR POLLUTION.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Environmental Health and Safety
      Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE