Accession Number : ADA304300

Title :   Superfund: System Enhancements Could Improve the Efficiency of Cost Recovery,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Beers, Ronald W. ; Barrick, William G. ; Reining, Robert C. ; Rinaldi, James V.

PDF Url : ADA304300

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Under the Superfund program, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for recovering billions of dollars in costs associated with the cleanup of the nation's worst hazardous waste sites from responsible parties. Through EPA, the federal government has expended over $10.1 billion cleaning up nonfederal Superfund sites and collected nearly $ 1 billion of this amount through fiscal year 1994. In 1992, and again in 1995, we reported the Superfund program as a high risk area in the federal government, and that EPA lacked the information needed to adequately manage and support its cost recovery efforts. In response to your request, we are reporting to you the results of our review of the adequacy of EPA'S information systems to support the agency's Superfund cost recovery work. Specifically, our objectives were to determine (1) how well EPA'S information systems support the Superfund cost recovery process and (2) the extent to which EPA'S planned modifications to its information systems could improve the efficiency of cost recovery efforts.

Descriptors :   *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, *WASTE TREATMENT, RECOVERY, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, HIGH RATE, RISK, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, EFFICIENCY, COSTS, HAZARDOUS WASTES, WASTES(INDUSTRIAL).

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE