Environmental Management (51 - 60 of 61 items)
Energy Management: Technology Development Program Taking Action to Address Problems
RCED-96-184: Published: Jul 9, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined how the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) is managing its technology development program.GAO found that: (1) EM has not coordinated its technology development activities among its program offices; (2) there is no comprehensive listing of EM technology development projects; (3) several DOE offices have funded 60 di...
Nuclear Waste: Uncertainties About Opening Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
RCED-96-146: Published: Jul 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the proposed opening of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in 1998, focusing on how well DOE is positioned to begin filling the repository in its first few years of operation as well as over the long term.GAO found that: (1) it is uncertain whether DOE can accomplish all of the work needed to comply with the Environ...
Energy Research: Opportunities Exist to Recover Federal Investment in Technology Development Projects
RCED-96-141: Published: Jun 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) cost-sharing arrangements it has with the private sector to fund technology development programs, focusing on the: (1) extent to which DOE requires repayment of its investment in cost-shared technology development; and (2) advantages and disadvantages of repayment.GAO found that: (1) of the many cost-shared technolo...
Energy, Resources, and Science Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-99
IAP-96-9: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO provided information on its Energy, Resources, and Science issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 through 1999.GAO plans to: (1) examine the roles and missions of energy, natural resources, and science agencies to determine the potential effects of transferring certain programs and activities to state and local governments or the private sector; (2) identify opportunities to increase revenues o...
Energy and Science: Five-Year Bibliography 1990-1994
RCED-96-7W: Published: Dec 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1995.
GAO published a list and abstracts of its energy- and science-related products issued from January 1990 through December 1994. The products focus on: (1) the Department of Energy's property management and contract costs; (2) energy research and supplies; (3) uranium enrichment; (4) procurement; (5) nuclear safety and waste disposal; (6) nuclear nonproliferation; (7) environmental cleanups; (8) nuc...
Electric Vehicles: Efforts to Complete Advanced Battery Development Will Require More Time and Funding
RCED-95-234: Published: Aug 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the development of advanced batteries for electric vehicles, focusing on the: (1) progress that the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) has made in reaching its long-term and mid-term research goals; (2) funding that has been spent as of fiscal year 1995 and the additional amounts, if any, that will be needed; and (3) Department of En...
Environmental Management: Impacts of Increases in DOE's Workforce
RCED-95-207: Published: Jul 25, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) process for hiring new employees and improving the productivity of environmental cleanup, focusing on: (1) the process DOE used to justify the new hires; (2) whether DOE justifications support the claimed cost savings and productivity improvements; and (3) how the cost savings and productivity improvements will be a...
Energy and Science Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-1996
IAP-95-20: Published: Aug 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its Energy and Science issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1996.GAO plans to: (1) examine the missions, organizational structure, and management practices of the Department of Energy (DOE) and related energy and science agencies; (2) determine whether the federal government is using the most cost-effective ways to deal with the safety, security, and environmen...
Department of Energy: Management Changes Needed to Expand Use of Innovative Cleanup Technologies
RCED-94-205: Published: Aug 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1994.
GAO reviewed the internal and external barriers that inhibit the use of new and innovative technologies in environmental cleanup.GAO found that: (1) although the Department of Energy (DOE) has spent substantial funds to develop new cleanup technologies, few technologies are being utilized in DOE cleanup activities; (2) DOE field officials are reluctant to try out new approaches and often choose co...
Department of Energy: Cleaning Up Inactive Facilities Will Be Difficult
RCED-93-149: Published: Jun 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) program for cleaning up inactive facilities, focusing on: (1) the program's potential scope and cost over the next 30 years; (2) major problems facing the program; and (3) the current DOE approach for managing the program.GAO found that: (1) DOE could not accurately estimate how many inactive faciliti...