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Forest Service: Barriers to Generating Revenue or Reducing Costs
RCED-98-58: Published: Feb 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the efforts by nonfederal land managers to generate revenue or become financially self-sufficient from the sale or use of natural resources on their lands; and (2) legal and other barriers that may preclude the Forest Service from implementing similar efforts on its lands.GAO noted that: (1) the nonfederal land managers whose efforts GAO revie...
[Comments on Grantee's Compliance with Appropriations Act]
B-258000: Published: Aug 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on: (1) a grantee's refusal to disburse part of its grant funds to another foundation for tree planting projects; and (2) whether the grantee's use of grant funds to pay legal and professional fees complied with statutory provisions. GAO noted that: (1) the appropriation provision that designated the grant funds to another foundation was ambiguous...
[Comments on GAO Opinion Regarding Central Arizona Project]
B-223725: Published: Jun 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reconsidered its opinion that an alternative plan to the Orme Dam required reauthorization. GAO had originally held that, although the plan was not a suitable alternative to Orme Dam, Congress appropriated additional funds and there was no legal basis for objecting to the Department of the Interior's implementation of the plan. Upon further review, GAO e...
Actions Needed to Increase the Safety of Dams
102515: Jun 30, 1977
GAO testified and reported previously on federal aspects of dam building and on implementation of the National Dam Inspection Act of 1972. After failure of the Teton Dam, a comparative review was performed of procedures and practices used by the Bureau of Reclamation, the Corps of Engineers, the Tennessee Valley Authority, California, and private firms. It was found that the Bureau took unnecessar...
Power Production at Federal Dams Could Be Increased by Modernizing Turbines and Generators
EMD-77-22: Published: Mar 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1977.
Existing Federal hydroelectric plants could increase power production by modernizing turbines to increase efficiencies and capacities and by modernizing generators to increase capacities.Increasing hydroelectric power production will increase the Nation's energy supply, displace consumption of nonrenewable fuels by fossil-fuel powerplants, reduce pollution, increase Federal revenues, and displace...
Report on Sale of Hydroelectric Power by the Department of the Interior Under Section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 at Rates Not Approved by the Federal Power Commission
B-125032: Published: Nov 23, 1964. Publicly Released: Nov 23, 1964.
The General Accounting Office has made a review of the administration by the Department of the Interior and the Federal Power Commission (FPC) of that portion of section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 825a) which provides that the rates at which the Department of the Interior markets hydroelectric power and energy generated at projects constructed and operated by the Department of t...