Department of Energy, Executive (11 - 20 of 33 items)
Federal Power: Additional Information on Repaying Federal Investments in Electric Power Facilities
RCED-86-44FS: Published: Nov 12, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the basis of the Department of Energy's (DOE) practice of: (1) repaying the federal investment in power facilities within 50 years; and (2) charging an interest penalty when interest payments on the federal investment are deferred.GAO found no documentation to explain the basis for the determination that 50 years is a reasonable p...
Verification of Abandoned Coal Mine Reclamation Fees Reported and Paid to the Department of the Interior Through Third Party Sources
RCED-84-202: Published: Sep 28, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on why information from third party sources on the extent of underreporting of reclamation fees due and payable to the Department of the Interior for coal produced by surface and underground mining was not available.GAO found no legal authority which would allow it to have access to the records of private parties, such as private railroads and t...
The Synthetic Fuels Corporation's Progress in Aiding Synthetic Fuels Development
RCED-84-46: Published: Jul 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Synthetic Fuels Corporation's progress in meeting the objectives of the Energy Security Act; (2) the Corporation's success in encouraging private sponsor participation; (3) the reasons project sponsors have dropped specific projects; (4) whether other available financing options under the act would have been more effective than those us...
Plans To Award Additional Financial Assistance to the Union Oil Company Oil Shale Program
RCED-84-187: Published: Jul 23, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on whether the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation's plans to award up to $2.7 billion in assistance to Union Oil Company for phase II of an oil shale program were consistent with the Corporation's programmatic goals. GAO also reviewed whether the Corporation's awarding of financial assistance to the company for phase II was proper, since: (1) pha...
Evaluation of Interior's Comments on GAO Report on Alternative Bidding Systems for Leasing Offshore Lands
B-207556: Published: Apr 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's response to a GAO report that discussed Interior's record in implementing alternative bidding systems in leasing offshore lands.GAO noted that Interior disagreed with a GAO recommendation that Congress require another 5-year test period for alternative bidding systems. Interior believes that the initial test period was adequate and that further testing...
[Legality of U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation's Providing Price Guarantees]
B-202463: Published: Jan 19, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented its opinion on the legality of the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation's providing price guarantees to the sponsor of the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project. GAO found that the Corporation has the authority to provide the project with the requested financial assistance as long as such aid does not result in a transfer of responsibility from th...
[Request for Opinion on the Legality of U.S. Synthetic Fuel Corp.'s Price Guarantees]
B-202463: Published: Jan 25, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO gave its opinion on the legality of the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation's providing price guarantees for a coal gasification project under the Energy Security Act. GAO found that the Corporation has the authority to provide the project with requested financial assistance as long as such aid does not effect a transfer of responsibility from the Departmen...
President's Second Special Message for FY 1984
OGC-84-2: Published: Dec 20, 1983. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1983.
GAO reported on the President's second special message for fiscal year 1984 which proposed three deferrals of budget authority, totaling $102,164,000.GAO noted that nearly the total deferral in the two Department of Energy fuel programs targeted for funds transfer has been withheld. GAO also noted that, although the message's discussion of the National Park Service deferral was inconsistent, the w...
Congress Should Extend Mandate To Experiment With Alternative Bidding Systems in Leasing Offshore Lands
RCED-83-139: Published: May 27, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's use of alternative bidding systems to lease offshore lands for oil and gas development as mandated in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Lands Act Amendments of 1978. Specifically, the report discusses Interior's record in implementing the alternative systems and their impact on company participation and competiti...
Proposed Helium Legislation
115542: Jun 18, 1981
Comments were presented on H.R. 3877, a bill which would repeal the Helium Act and amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide a number of helium conservation initiatives. Under the law, the Secretary of Energy could buy all helium offered for sale at $1.00 per thousand cubic feet for storage in a National Helium reserve. Repurchase rights would remain with the gas producer. The Secret...