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Need To Revise Eligibility Criterion for One Natural Gas Price Category and Eliminate Backlog in Refund Control Work
RCED-83-3: Published: Aug 18, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1983.
GAO conducted a follow-up review to assess the accuracy of natural gas well determinations for Natural Gas Policy Act incentive-priced categories to determine whether: (1) prices received by producers and ultimately paid by consumers are in agreement with the prices prescribed by the act; and (2) procedures are sufficient for making accurate pricing determinations.Most of the wells that GAO review...
Lengthy Case Processing Causes Overlapping of Electric Rate Increases
RCED-83-147: Published: Aug 1, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the subject of the electric utilities' practice of "pancaking" rate increases. Pancaking is the stacking of one unadjudicated rate increase on top of another before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved them.Utilities generally file rate increase requests annually, while FERC can take 2 to 4 years to resolve these rate inc...
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Has Expedited Case Processing; Additional Improvements Needed
RCED-83-51: Published: Jun 10, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the status of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) current caseload and the improvements it has made in its caseload management in response to a prior GAO report.GAO found that FERC has implemented most of the recommendations which GAO made in regard to problems in FERC technical and environmental reviews, hearings procedures, po...
Potential Administrative Impact of Implementing Selected Provisions of the Administration's Natural Gas Decontrol Plan (S. 615)
RCED-83-146: Published: Apr 25, 1983. Publicly Released: May 26, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the potential administrative impact of implementing selected provisions of the Natural Gas Consumer Regulatory Reform Amendments of 1983 on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Energy Information Administration (EIA), and the Economic Regulatory Administration (ERA). Specifically, GAO was asked to identify and analyze all provisi...
Some Small Purchase Procurements at FERC Were Not Well Managed
RCED-83-95: Published: Mar 29, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1983.
GAO reviewed small purchase procurements of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in regard to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) rate case.GAO noted that FERC spent over $179,000 in documenting the TAPS project which was originally estimated to cost about $1 billion but actually cost about $9.4 billion. GAO found that the FERC lack of management controls over the procurement and ac...
Efficiency and Effectiveness of OCA Audits of Compliance With Uniform Systems of Accounts
120958: Mar 22, 1983
GAO reviewed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of the Chief Accountant (OCA) audits of regulated firms' compliance with the FERC Uniform Systems of Accounts.GAO found that OCA needs to more thoroughly document its reliance on audit work performed by independent certified public accountants. Indications showed that, without a detailed record of such reliance, reduced OCA fina...
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Makes Progress Toward Expanding User Fee Program
RCED-83-2: Published: Feb 9, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1983.
GAO examined the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) efforts to develop a user fee system, which would include licensing and filing fees and annual charges collected from the oil, pipeline, electric, and natural gas companies which use FERC services.FERC has taken actions to develop a strong user fee program. However, GAO believes that FERC could further strengthen the program by: (1) im...
Termination of the Common Support Agreement
RCED-83-28: Published: Nov 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
GAO reviewed the efforts of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to terminate the Common Support Agreement between FERC and the Department of Energy (DOE). This termination would transfer from DOE to FERC the responsibility for performing certain administrative functions in support of FERC.GAO found that estimates of the resources needed to perform the support functions, which were made...
FERC's Proposed 1983 Budget for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System Case
EMD-82-130: Published: Sep 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) participation in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) rate case and the need for continued FERC participation in the hearing process at the funding level proposed for fiscal year (FY) 1983.GAO found that the need for continued FERC participation in the TAPS case in FY 1983 is not clear cut and that the effects of terminating its par...
FERC Expenditures for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) Case
EMD-82-132: Published: Sep 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) contracting and small purchases procedures as they related to the Trans Alaska Pipeline System rate case.In the course of its review, GAO discovered a need to initiate actions to recover about $71,800 from Alyeska for records reproduction services paid for by FERC under a cost-sharing agreement between FERC, Alyeska, and the State of A...