Puerto Rico (41 - 50 of 116 items)
Tobacco Settlement: States' Allocations of Phase II Funds
GAO-03-262R: Published: Dec 3, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2002.
The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (the 2002 Farm Bill) required GAO to report annually on how states have used funds received under the Master Settlement Agreement and the Phase II agreement. This letter is the first in a series of reports responding to the 2002 Farm Bill requirement. Specifically, this letter provides information on (1) the amount of funds that have been distribu...
Options to Enhance the Long-term Viability of the Essential Air Service Program
GAO-02-997R: Published: Aug 30, 2002. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 2002.
Over two decades ago, Congress deregulated the airline industry, phasing out the federal government's control over domestic fares and routes served and allowing market forces to determine the price, quantity, and quality of service. Concerned that air service to some small communities would suffer in a deregulated environment, Congress established the Essential Air Service (EAS) program as part of...
Courthouse Construction: Information on Courtroom Sharing
GAO-02-341: Published: Apr 12, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2002.
In recent years, concerns have been raised that new courtrooms continue to be built for district judges, even though existing courtrooms appear to be under used. The judiciary wants to maintain its one-judge, one-courtroom policy because of concerns about the effect of shared courtroom space on judicial administration. The judiciary has not, however, determined whether courtroom sharing may be pos...
Special Education: Grant Programs Designed to Serve Children Ages 0-5
GAO-02-394: Published: Apr 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2002.
In fiscal year 2001, the federal government spent $7 billion on the following three special education grant programs: Special Education Grants to States (School-age Grants), Special Education Grants Preschool (Preschool Grants) and Special Education Grants for Infants and Families with Disabilities (Infants Grants). School-age and Preschool Grants are similar, except for the age ranges served, whi...
Charter Schools: Limited Access to Facility Financing
HEHS-00-163: Published: Sep 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the financing of facilities for charter schools, focusing on: (1) the degree to which charter schools have access to traditional public school facility financing; (2) whether alternative sources of facility financing are available to charter schools; and (3) potential options generally available to the federal government if it were t...
Fish and Wildlife Service: Early Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds in the Contiguous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands
OGC-00-63: Published: Sep 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) new rule on early seasons, bag, and possession limits for certain migratory game birds. GAO noted that: (1) the rule sets the hunting season, hours, areas, and daily bag and possession limits for various listed birds and early waterfowl seasons for migratory game birds in the Contiguous United States, Alaska...
Essential Air Service: Changes in Passenger Traffic, Subsidy Levels, and Air Carrier Costs
T-RCED-00-185: Published: May 25, 2000. Publicly Released: May 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, focusing on: (1) changes in the number of communities and passengers receiving subsidized service; (2) changes in the level of subsidies provided; and (3) reasons why the subsidy levels changed.GAO noted that: (1) between 1995 and 1999, the overall number of communities receiving EAS-subsidized service decr...
Financial Audit: Congressional Award Foundation's 1999 and 1998 Financial Statements
AIMD-00-156: Published: May 15, 2000. Publicly Released: May 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Congressional Award Foundation's financial statements for the fiscal years (FY) ended September 30, 1999 and 1998, focusing on the: (1) effectiveness of the Foundation's related internal controls as of September 30, 1999; and (2) Foundation's compliance in FY 1999 with selected provisions of laws and regulations GAO tested.GAO noted that: (1)...
Mass Transit: Review of the Tren Urbano Finance Plan
RCED-00-94R: Published: Mar 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority's finance plan for its Tren Urbano Rapid Rail Line Project, focusing on the: (1) financing of the Tren Urbano project; and (2) reasonableness of the assumptions contained in the finance plan.GAO noted that: (1) the Authority has sufficient funding to meet the expected cost of the project withou...
FWS: Migratory Bird Hunting--Final Frameworks for Early-Season Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations and Early Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds
OGC-99-63: Published: Sep 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) new rule on early-season migratory bird hunting. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would establish the early-seasons frameworks from which states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands may select dates and other options available to them for the 1999-2000 migratory bird hunting season; and (2) FWS complied with appl...