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Energy Regulation: Hydropower Impacts on Fish Should Be Adequately Considered
RCED-86-99: Published: May 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the adequacy of the 30-day period that agencies are given to request a hearing after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issues an order authorizing the construction and operation of a hydroelectric project; and (2) the FERC role in determining whether fish protection measures are working properly.GAO found that: (1) federal and st...
Natural Gas Prices: FERC Should Improve Its Initial Review of Pipelines' Natural Gas Costs
RCED-86-12: Published: Nov 4, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reviews natural gas pipeline companies' requests to change their rates to reflect changes in their natural gas costs, focusing on whether: (1) the filings submitted were complete and consistent; and (2) FERC analysts appropriately reviewed the filings before they went into effect.GAO found that a...
Problems Identified in FERC's Incentive Pricing Program for Natural Gas From Tight Formations
RCED-85-49: Published: Jun 13, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) incentive pricing program to determine the risks, costs, and other aspects of producing and pricing natural gas from tight formations.GAO found that the tight formations were not extraordinarily risky or costly to develop, and the criteria FERC used for qualifying tight formations depended heavily o...
Update on Nine Hydropower Relicensing Cases at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
RCED-85-131: Published: May 28, 1985. Publicly Released: May 28, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of nine Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hydropower relicensing cases involving competing applications for a license, including whether: (1) any additional amendments to license applications had been submitted; (2) any licenses had been issued in the nine cases; and (3) the original licensee had amended its application.GAO not...
Feasibility of Transferring Certain FERC Regional Office Activities to the Corps of Engineers
124434: Jun 8, 1984
GAO examined the advantages and disadvantages of transferring the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) regional functions of hydroelectric project inspection and monitoring to the Army Corps of Engineers, which has a much larger field operation, and consolidating the remaining FERC regional functions at FERC headquarters.Regional offices of FERC and division and district offices of the Co...
Information on Relicensing Cases at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
RCED-84-116: Published: May 15, 1984. Publicly Released: May 22, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the relicensing of existing non-Federal hydroelectric facilities by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), focusing on whether: (1) the public benefits when competing applications are filed for a facility; and (2) FERC can serve as a surrogate for competition when no competing application is filed. To qualify for a hydroelectric project l...
FERC Can Improve Its Operational Performance by Broadening and Deepening Current Management Efforts
AFMD-84-8: Published: Jan 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1984.
GAO examined the overall operational performance of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to assess its management of operational performance and to identify opportunities for improvement. Operational performance is measured by timeliness, productivity, and quality of work and is a key indicator of management's effectiveness in using its resources to accomplish its work load.Although FER...
The Energy Information Administration Needs To Strengthen Its Computer Systems Development Procedures
RCED-84-42: Published: Jan 3, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1984.
GAO reviewed Energy Information Administration (EIA) procedures for developing automated information systems, focusing on the application of those procedures to the development of an automated hydropower billing system for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). EIA regularly provides computer systems development services for other Department of Energy components.GAO found that EIA did no...
Need for the Federal Power Commission To Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Natural Gas Curtailment Policy
RED-76-18: Published: Sep 19, 1975. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
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Capital Cost Associated With the Trunkline Liquefied Natural Gas Lake Charles Facility
RCED-83-237: Published: Aug 31, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed costs associated with the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility constructed near Lake Charles, Louisiana.The cost of constructing the LNG facility was about $589 million, an increase of about 258 percent over the estimate approved by the Federal Power Commission in 1977. The construction company reported that these cost increases were due to modi...