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National Ignition Facility: Management and Oversight Failures Caused Major Cost Overruns and Schedule Delays
RCED-00-271: Published: Aug 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Ignition Facility (NIF), focusing on the: (1) magnitude of NIF's cost and schedule overruns; (2) reasons for these cost and schedule problems; (3) effects of NIF's cost and schedule on other weapons and science programs; and (4) DOE's and Lawrence Livermore's actions to correct these problems...
Nuclear Waste: DOE's Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project--Uncertainties May Affect Performance, Schedule, and Price
RCED-00-106: Published: Apr 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project's status and potential uncertainties with regard to: (1) successfully treating mixed waste; (2) meeting the project's deadlines; and (3) minimizing increases in the contract price.GAO noted that: (1) changes in the technical approach have simplified the treatment of most of the...
Federal Research: Changes in Electricity-Related R&D Funding
RCED-96-203: Published: Aug 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) changes in the amount of funding for electricity-related research and development (R&D); and (2) the impact of these changes on the types of R&D being funded.GAO found that: (1) Department of Energy (DOE) funding for electricity-related R&D increased between fiscal years (FY) 1993 and 1995, but began to decrease by FY 1996 due t...
Northwest Power Planning Council: Greater Public Oversight of Business Operations Would Enhance Accountability
RCED-96-226: Published: Aug 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Pacific Northwest Electric Power and Conservation Planning Council's business practices, focusing on whether the: (1) Council's program activities are consistent with congressional direction; and (2) Council is exercising adequate oversight of its business operations.GAO found that: (1) the Council's energy planning and wildlife efforts are con...
Uranium Enrichment: Observations on the Privatization of the United States Enrichment Corporation
T-RCED-95-116: Published: Feb 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1995.
GAO discussed the privatization of the U.S. Enrichment Corporation (USEC). GAO noted that: (1) the Energy Policy Act requires it to evaluate the USEC privatization plan before implementation and to report to Congress on whether the plan would result in any ongoing government obligations or undue costs and whether the expected sale revenues would meet or exceed USEC net present value; (2) its deter...
Energy Regulation: Factors Relating to Oil Overcharge Settlements Need Better Documentation
RCED-90-181: Published: Aug 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on several aspects of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Economic Regulatory Administration's (ERA) handling of the proposed settlement of overcharge litigation against an oil company.GAO found that: (1) ERA had little documentation of many of the significant events and decisions leading to the proposed settlement; (2) the proposed consen...
Federal Electric Power: Views on the Sale of Alaska Power Administration Hydropower Assets
RCED-90-93: Published: Feb 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) proposed sale of the Alaska Power Administration's (APA) assets, focusing on whether the APA divestiture method would: (1) allow the government to fully recover APA costs; and (2) reveal the full value of APA assets to potential purchasers.GAO found that: (1) APA sales agreements benefited APA ratepayers at the expe...
Energy Regulation: The Quality of DOE's Oil Overcharge Information
RCED-89-104: Published: Mar 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Economic Regulatory Administration's (ERA) efforts to collect oil overcharges from companies that violated petroleum price regulations, to determine: (1) whether ERA maintained accurate information on the outstanding oil overcharges it alleged; and (2) how ERA estimated for Congress the overcharges it expected to collect.GAO f...
[Comments on Review of Alleged Conflict-of-Interest Violations by Former DOE Administrator]
B-229435.2: Published: Nov 17, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on conflict-of-interest allegations involving the former Administrator of the Economic Regulatory Administration. GAO determined that, while the former Administrator did not violate conflict-of-interest statutes, he did violate Department of Energy (DOE) standards of conduct by: (1) sending his resume to a firm involved in a government matter in w...
Federal Assets: Information on Completed and Proposed Sales
RCED-88-214FS: Published: Sep 21, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the sales of federal assets included in the President's budget proposals to Congress since 1984.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Transportation (DOT) received $1.575 billion from the sale of Conrail stock; (2) the Washington Metropolitan Airport Authority will make a $3 million annual payment to the Treasury for 50 yea...