Bureau of Reclamation (11 - 20 of 92 items)
Recreation Fees: Agencies Can Better Implement the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and Account for Fee Revenues
GAO-06-1016: Published: Sep 22, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 2006.
In recent years, Congress has expressed concerns about the federal land management agencies' ability to provide quality recreational opportunities and reduce visitor confusion over the variety of user fees. In December 2004, Congress passed the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) to standardize recreation fee collection and use at federal lands and waters. GAO was asked to determine (1)...
Indian Issues: Analysis of the Crow Creek Sioux and Lower Brule Sioux Tribes' Additional Compensation Claims
GAO-06-517: Published: May 19, 2006. Publicly Released: May 19, 2006.
From 1946 to 1966, the government constructed the Fort Randall and Big Bend Dams as flood control projects on the Missouri River in South Dakota. The reservoirs created behind the dams flooded about 38,000 acres of the Crow Creek and Lower Brule Indian reservations. The tribes received compensation when the dams were built and additional compensation in the 1990s. The tribes are seeking a third ro...
Capital Financing: Potential Benefits of Capital Acquisition Funds Can Be Achieved through Simpler Means
GAO-05-249: Published: Apr 8, 2005. Publicly Released: May 9, 2005.
CAFs have been discussed as a new mechanism for financing federal capital assets. As envisioned, CAFs would have two goals. First, CAFs would potentially improve decision making by reflecting the annual cost for the use of capital in program budgets. Second, they would help ameliorate at the subunit level the effect of large increases in budget authority for capital projects (i.e., spikes), withou...
Bureau of Reclamation: Opportunities Exist to Improve Managerial Cost Information and Cost Recovery
GAO-02-973: Published: Sep 20, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2002.
In a previous report (GAO/AIMD-00-127, May 2000), GAO identified reimbursable project costs that were not being recovered by the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation. In this report, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Reclamation's managerial cost accounting and cost recovery practices. The Bureau does not currently identify and distribute all of the costs it incurs to its specific projects...
Federal Land Management: Federal Land Acquisitions in California Since January 1994
RCED-00-239: Published: Aug 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on land acquired by federal agencies from January 1994 through April 2000 in California for such purposes as restoring ecosystems and protecting wildlife habitat, focusing on: (1) lands acquired through the CALFED program since its inception in 1995 by federal agencies or by nonfederal entities using federal funds; and (2) lands acquire...
Information Security: Software Change Controls at the Department of the Interior
AIMD-00-190R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed software change controls at the Department of the Interior, focusing on: (1) whether key controls as described in agency policies and procedures regarding software change authorization, testing, and approval complied with federal guidance; and (2) the extent to which agencies contracted for year 2000 remediation of mission-critical systems and invo...
Rural Water Projects: Federal Assistance Criteria and Potential Benefits of the Proposed Lewis and Clark Project
T-RCED-99-252: Published: Jul 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Lewis and Clark Rural Water Project, focusing on: (1) federal assistance criteria for rural water projects and; (2) potential benefits of rural water projects such as Lewis and Clark.GAO noted that: (1) regarding federal assistance criteria for rural water projects, GAO's work looked at three programs; (2) these were the Rural Utilities Servic...
Results Act: Observations on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program's Draft Strategic Plan
RCED-98-13R: Published: Oct 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program draft strategic plan, as required by the Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) to its credit, the Corps has been actively pursuing initiatives to improve strategic planning over the years; (2) however, the Corps' draft plan for its Civil Works program does not provide the Con...
Land Management Agencies: Major Activities at Selected Units Are Not Common Across Agencies
RCED-97-141: Published: Jun 26, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the land management activities carried out by six agencies, focusing on: (1) those activities that are common across agencies; (2) the changes that have occurred related to the missions and activities carried out by these agencies; and (3) cost and revenue data for selected units at these agencies.GAO noted that: (1) GAO identified 31 different act...
Animas-La Plata Project: Status and Legislative Framework
RCED-96-1: Published: Nov 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1995.
GAO provided information on the status of the Animas-La Plata project, focusing on the: (1) legislative framework provided for the project by the 1988 Settlement Act and the Endangered Species Act; (2) consultation between the Bureau of Reclamation and the Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act; and (3) project's relationship to the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project (NIIP).GAO f...