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Decommissioning and Dismantling of the 100-F Reactor
EMD-79-20: Published: Jan 17, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1979.
The Department of Energy (DOE) is presently considering methods of dismantling and disposing of their Hanover Power Station in Richland, Washington. GAO has reviewed the disposition plans for dealing with the highly contaminated nuclear sites. The project involves the decontamination and dismantling of the shutdown reactor and its related facilities. The site will eventually be returned to public...
Department of Energy's Procedures in Funding Intervenors in Proceedings before the Economic Regulatory Administration
EMD-78-111: Published: Oct 2, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1978.
Questions were asked concerning the Department of Energy's (DOE) policies and practices in funding nongovernmental intervenors in proceedings before the Economic Regulatory Administration. DOE has provided intervenor fundings in three cases; the total amount authorized for payment was $127,865. DOE does not have a specific appropriation for intervenor funding and handled funding on a case-by-case...
Review of the Test of Mandatory Subcontracting to Small Business
PSAD-78-108: Published: May 19, 1978. Publicly Released: May 19, 1978.
On March 11, 1976, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy requested six federal agencies to conduct a test of mandatory subcontracting to small businesses. The agencies involved were the Departments of Defense; Interior; and Health, Education, and Welfare; the Energy Research and Development Administration, now within the Department of Energy (DOE); the General Services Administration; and the N...
Opportunities To Fully Integrate Environmental Research and Development into Developing Energy Technologies
EMD-78-43: Published: Apr 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1978.
To ensure that unresolved environmental concerns do not delay or preclude acceptance of new energy technologies in the marketplace, environmental research and development activities must be closely integrated and carried out in concert with the development of such technologies. Both the Department of Energy (DOE) and the former Energy Research and Development Administration established separate of...
Federal Regulatory Policies
PAD-78-68: Published: Mar 29, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1978.
Several issues in the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee study on federal regulation, Regulatory Organization, were discussed, and listings of GAO work on federal regulatory activities were provided. With reference to a recommendation in the Committee report that GAO should assist in interagency coordination, the proper role of GAO would be to assist Congress in reviewing problems of interagenc...
Federal Attempts to Influence the Outcome of the June 1976 California Nuclear Referendum
EMD-78-31: Published: Jan 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1978.
Attempts to restrict or prohibit construction of new nuclear powerplants through public referenda were on several State ballots during 1976. The first referendum, the California Nuclear Safeguards Initiative, Proposition 15, was voted on and defeated by California citizens by a 2 to 1 vote on June 8, 1976. A review was conducted of information activities of the former Energy Research and Developme...
Problems with Publications Related to the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project
EMD-77-74: Published: Jan 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1978.
Twenty-seven publications related to the Clinch River Breeder Reactor project were reviewed to determine if they were promotional in nature. These publications were issued by a variety of organizations, including the Energy Research and Development Administration and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, both now part of the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Breeder Reactor Corporation (BRC) which...
Concerns regarding Report on the Solar Energy Research Institute
EMD-78-20: Published: Nov 25, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1977.
The September 9, 1977, GAO report on the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) was based on information obtained from continuing reviews of Federal solar energy research and development efforts. Research specifically related to the authorization and creation of SERI began in April 1977 after the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) announced the selection of a contractor for SERI...
Budget Authorities Proposed to Be Deferred Can Be Disapproved by Passage of Impoundment Resolutions by Either House of Congress
B-115398: Published: Nov 11, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 11, 1977.
Budget authority required to be made available for obligation pursuant to section 1013(b) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 has been released. This provision of the act states that budget authority proposed to be deferred must be made available for obligation if either House of Congress passes an impoundment resolution disapproving such deferral. Proposed deferrals of...
Award of Grant by the San Francisco Operations Office of the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration for the Energy Awareness Project
EMD-78-14: Published: Oct 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1977.
The Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) awarded a grant to the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance for the purpose of increasing awareness of the national and local energy situation, including needs, issues, problems, and opportunities, among various groups throughout California. The grant was referred to as the Energy Awareness Project. Ten seminars held un...