Guam (41 - 50 of 68 items)
Military Bases: Relocating the Naval Air Station Agana's Operations
NSIAD-91-83: Published: Dec 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Guam's request that the United States transfer the facilities and land of the Naval Air Station, Agana, to its control to permit expansion of its International Air Terminal, focusing on the: (1) feasibility and estimated costs of relocating the air station's operations to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; and (2) potential cost of making enough Navy l...
Toxic Substances: PCB Spill at the Guam Naval Power Generating Plant
NSIAD-88-217: Published: Sep 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's actions in response to the release of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) at its Piti Power Plant in Guam.GAO found that the Navy: (1) immediately initiated cleanup efforts after the spill; (2) may have exposed some employees and cleanup personnel to other toxins, since it did not immediately determine if the PCB spill generated other toxin...
Food Stamp Program: Sanction Estimates Based on Assumed Error-Rate Thresholds
RCED-88-178FS: Published: Jun 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) management of the Food Stamp Program to determine the effects of raising or lowering the legislated target error-rate threshold that FNS uses to determine whether it should sanction a state for benefit overpayments.GAO found that: (1) FNS sanctioned 44 states in 1986 under the 5-percent error-rate threshold...
Department of Defense Hazardous Waste Management
T-NSIAD-88-4: Published: Nov 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1987.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with environmental protection laws through its hazardous waste generation, storage, and disposal management, and disposal site cleanup efforts. GAO found that: (1) although it had previously cited storage and disposal problems at 12 installations, delayed disposal, slow construction of storage facilities, and limited hazardous waste reduct...
Welfare and Taxes: Extending Benefits and Taxes to Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa
HRD-87-60: Published: Sep 15, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the potential effects of fully extending Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Medicaid, foster care, Child Support Enforcement, and Food Stamp benefits, and federal income taxes, to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.GAO found that: (1) federal costs would increase due to higher...
Hazardous Waste: Abandoned Disposal Sites May Be Affecting Guam's Water Supply
NSIAD-87-88BR: Published: May 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to identify and clean up abandoned hazardous waste disposal sites on a Navy and an Air Force installation in Guam.GAO found that DOD: (1) initiated its Installation Restoration Program (IRP) to identify suspected problems with closed disposal sites and to control the migration of hazardous contamination from t...
Hazardous Waste: DOD Installations in Guam Having Difficulty Complying With Regulations
NSIAD-87-87: Published: Apr 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to manage, store, and dispose of the hazardous waste generated at installations in Guam.GAO found that: (1) DOD installations in Guam were not in compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's requirements; (2) most of the violations were serious, and many were repetitive; (3) the most com...
[Applicability of P.L. 99-177 to IRS Collections for Guam and the Virgin Islands]
B-221498.5: Published: Feb 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1986.
GAO reviewed the applicability of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collections for Guam and the Virgin Islands. GAO found that: (1) there is no authority under the act to exempt the accounts from sequestration; (2) even though these payments may be made to fulfill a federal government trust responsibility, this is not a sufficient basis to con...
[Applicability of P.L. 99-177 to IRS Collections for the Virgin Islands and Guam]
B-221498.6: Published: Feb 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1986.
GAO reviewed the applicability of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collections for Guam and the Virgin Islands. GAO found that: (1) there is no authority under the act to exempt the accounts from being sequestrated; (2) even though these payments may be made to fulfill a federal government trust responsibility, this is not a sufficient basis t...
DOD's Shipment of Service Members' Foreign-Made Automobiles
NSIAD-85-64: Published: Jun 17, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to specific questions regarding the Department of Defense's (DOD) shipment of service members' privately owned vehicles from Guam to their posts in Japan and Singapore. GAO focused on members based in Japan because relatively few vehicles were shipped from Guam for members based in Singapore during the period studied.GAO found that strict Japanese...