ABSTRACT

EPA Has Developed Guidance for Disaster Debris but Has Limited Knowledge of State Preparedness   [open pdf - 1MB]

Alternate Title: Environmental Protection Agency Has Developed Guidance for Disaster Debris but Has Limited Knowledge of State Preparedness

"We evaluated whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) has worked with appropriate federal agencies and verified states have planned for disaster debris management. The EPA published Planning for Natural Disaster Debris guidance in 2008 in response to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report recommendation. The document was developed to provide detailed guidance to state and local entities involved with managing debris disposal after a disaster, to better ensure protection of public health and the environment, and to prevent the creation of future Superfund sites. This report addresses the following EPA goals or cross-agency strategies: [1] Addressing climate change and improving air quality. [2] Cleaning up communities and advancing sustainable development. [3] Ensuring the safety of chemicals and preventing pollution."

Report Number:
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Inspector General, Report No. 16-P-0219
Publisher:
Date:
2016-06-29
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Inspector General: https://www.epa.gov/office-inspector-general/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
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