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[Comments on DOT Authority To Requisition Vessels]
B-229258: Published: Apr 14, 1988. Publicly Released: May 20, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on the Department of Transportation's (DOT) authority under the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 to requisition a vessel during a national emergency when: (1) the corporation which owned the vessel did not meet a requirement for organization under U.S. law; and (2) an American corporation's foreign subsidiary owned or controlled the vessel. GAO foun...
Inspectors General: Compliance With Professional Standards by the Transportation Inspector General
AFMD-87-28: Published: Aug 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Office of Inspector General (OIG) to determine whether the Inspector General conducted audits and investigations in accordance with generally accepted standards.GAO found that the DOT Inspector General: (1) complied with 19 of the 23 audit and investigation standards it tested; (2) needed to take correcti...
Aviation Safety: Procedures for Registering and Certifying Air Carriers
RCED-87-115FS: Published: May 5, 1987. Publicly Released: May 22, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) procedures to register and certify air carriers to transport military personnel.Common air carriers are required to register with the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) and obtain an air carrier operating certificate from FAA. GAO found that: (1) OST required...
Trucking Deregulation: Proposed Sunset of ICC's Trucking Regulatory Responsibilities
RCED-87-107: Published: Apr 23, 1987. Publicly Released: May 4, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) assessed the merits of retaining or eliminating certain Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) trucking regulatory functions; and (2) estimated the budgetary impact of deregulation on ICC.GAO found that: (1) ICC had eight ancillary trucking regulatory functions, for which it spent about 483 staff years in fiscal year (FY) 1985; (2) the ICC labor effor...
[Information on Denied Protest Against USCG Contract Award]
B-223328: Published: Aug 27, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1986.
No summary is currently available...
[Information on Home-to-Work Transportation for Senior Coast Guard Officials]
B-210555.15: Published: Apr 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1986.
GAO addressed issues pertaining to its determinations concerning the provision of home-to-work transportation for certain Department of Transportation (DOT) officials. GAO noted that: (1) under present law, persons acting in positions for which home-to-work transportation is authorized may not receive such transportation unless the position in which they are acting is vacant due to the resignation...
President's Third Special Message for Fiscal Year 1986
OGC-86-6: Published: Mar 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1986.
GAO reported on one rescission proposal in the President's third special message for fiscal year 1986 affecting $521 million in discretionary grants for urban mass transportation systems and $150 million in deferrals affecting budget authority for the President, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of Transportation (DOT).Of the $521 million in DOT funds proposed for rescission, $223...
Manning Regulations for Offshore Platforms and Rigs
B-207399: Published: Jun 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO answered several questions concerning Department of Transportation (DOT) manning regulations for offshore platforms and rigs. The regulations require the employment of American citizens or legal resident aliens for activities on the Outer Continental Shelf after April 5, 1983. GAO has concluded that: (1) the Secretary of Transportation did not comply wit...
Views on Three Bills Dealing With Passive Restraints in Passenger Automobiles
B-202994: Published: Apr 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO comments were requested on three bills dealing with passive restraints in passenger automobiles. These proposals are directed toward providing economic relief to consumers and manufacturers because of the domestic industry's current financial and competitive problems. The Department of Transportation (DOT) delayed the implementation of the proposals and issued a notice of proposed rulemaking t...
GAO's Review of the Department of Transportation's Pipeline Safety Program
126572: Mar 28, 1985
GAO discussed the federal role in regulating and enforcing pipeline safety and the Department of Transportation's (DOT) implementation of user fees for inspecting interstate pipeline companies. GAO found that DOT has not provided adequate inspection coverage of the interstate and intrastate pipeline operators for which it has responsibility, and may further reduce its inspection coverage. Some sta...