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Hydroelectric Dams: Costs and Alternatives for Restoring Fisheries in the Elwha River
RCED-91-104: Published: Mar 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effects of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams on fisheries in the Elwha River in Washington, focusing on the: (1) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) authority to license those dams; (2) potential costs of removing the dams to restore the fisheries; (3) potential costs of restoring the fisheries without removing the dams; and (4) effect...
Meeting the Energy Challenges of the 1990s: Experts Define the Key Policy Issues
RCED-91-66: Published: Mar 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1991.
GAO reported on a conference it sponsored to examine emerging energy policy issues, focusing on: (1) energy supply and demand; (2) energy and the environment; (3) management challenges at the Department of Energy (DOE); (4) the DOE nuclear weapons complex; and (5) energy research and development.GAO noted that: (1) a panel on the balancing energy supply and demand discussed securing sufficient and...
Energy Regulation: Allegations Concerning the Development of Fishways at Hydropower Projects
RCED-88-186: Published: Jul 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined allegations concerning the development of fishways at three hydropower projects, specifically that: (1) the Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks overruled the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) regarding Federal Power Act requirements for the development of fishways at two projects; (2) the Assistant Secretary...
Electric Power Transmission: Federal Role in System Use and Regulation
RCED-88-98: Published: Apr 12, 1988. Publicly Released: May 12, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the nature and extent of federal efforts to resolve dispute cases concerning electric power transmission systems access, facilities, and services, focusing on the role of the: (1) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); (2) Federal Power Commission, its predecessor; and (3) federal courts.GAO found that, of 40 cases involving transmission disp...
Energy Regulation: Enforcement of Requirements Imposed on Hydropower Projects Needs Strengthening
RCED-88-60: Published: Mar 4, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) monitoring and enforcement of federal requirements imposed on hydropower projects, focusing on the adequacy of its: (1) monitoring of various license or exemption conditions to ensure prompt compliance; (2) investigations of instances of potential noncompliance; and (3) violation resolution acti...
Energy Management: Actions To Improve Timeliness of FERC Responses to Investigative Reports
RCED-88-92: Published: Feb 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the Department of Energy's Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) investigations into allegations of improprieties involving high-level employees at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); and (2) FERC responses to the OIG reports.GAO found that: (1) OIG issued 8 reports covering the 34 allegations, 7 of which went to the FERC cha...
Energy Regulation: Opportunities for Strengthening Hydropower Cumulative Impact Assessments
RCED-88-82: Published: Mar 10, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) responsibilities under the Federal Power Act for assessing the cumulative impact of hydroelectric power projects on natural resources, specifically: (1) FERC plans for using the River Basin Environmental Impact Statement Procedure (EIS) as an alternative to the Cluster Impact Assessment Procedure...
Natural Gas Regulation: Pipeline Transportation Under FERC Order 436
RCED-87-133BR: Published: Jun 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is implementing a regulation that allows natural gas pipelines to transport gas without FERC approval if they provide services on a nondiscriminatory basis.GAO found that: (1) 26 of the 45 major interstate natural gas pipelines have applied to participate in the program; (2) the participating pipe...
Energy Regulation: More Effort Needed To Recover Costs and Increase Hydropower User Charges
RCED-87-12: Published: Nov 25, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) responsibilities under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to assess and collect three annual charges from licensees participating in its hydropower licensing program.GAO found that: (1) FERC has taken steps to increase its administrative cost collection by including other federal agency costs in its an...
[Comments on FERC Hydropower Fees Programs]
B-219857: Published: Dec 1, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's hydropower fees program; and (2) the Commission's authority to impose filing fees on applicants for permits and exemptions. GAO found that the Commission: (1) was recovering the costs of administering its hydropower regulatory function through annual charges to holders of Commission-issued hydropow...