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Budget Issues: Trust Funds in the Budget
T-AIMD/RCED-99-110: Published: Mar 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed budget accounting and budget enforcement as they relate to trust funds and other special funds in the budget, focusing on: (1) the structure of the federal budget--especially categorizations within the unified budget; (2) the budget outlook, discretionary caps, and enforcement situation as the nation enters a projected era of unified budget surplu...
Forest Service Management: Little Has Changed as a Result of the Fiscal Year 1995 Budget Reforms
RCED-99-2: Published: Dec 2, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Forest Service's implementation of fiscal year (FY) 1995 budget reforms, focusing on the progress that the agency has made toward becoming more accountable for its results.GAO noted that: (1) the Forest Service's management of the National Forest System has not appreciably changed as a result of the increased flexibility offered by the FY 1995...
Environmental Protection: EPA's Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Request
RCED-98-259R: Published: Sep 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the underlying support for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) requested fiscal year (FY) 1999 budget increases for the Superfund, climate change, and Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking (EMPACT) programs, focusing on whether: (1) supporting documentation existed for the requested budgetary increases; and (2) t...
Budget Issues: Issue Area Plan Fiscal Years 1998-1999
IAP-98-11: Published: Sep 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its Budget Issue area plan, focusing on the: (1) federal budget surplus; (2) effects of the budget and the budget process on policymakers' ability to make choices; and (3) budget's impact on government operations.GAO plans to: (1) identify the implications, and appropriate responses to the near-term budget surplus; (2) address longer-term issues and challenges associate...
Budget Issues Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-21(3): Published: Aug 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Budget Issues issue area as of August 17, 1998...
Environmental Protection Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000--1999 Update
IAP-98-18: Published: Aug 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1998.
GAO provided an update on its Environmental Protection issue area plan for fiscal years 1998-2000.GAO plans to examine: (1) the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) progress in directing its resources to areas where they can have the greatest impact in protecting the environment and public health; (2) the information Congress needs for reauthorizing key environmental statutes, such as Superfund...
Budget Process: Use of PAYGO and Discretionary Offsets
AIMD-98-213R: Published: Jul 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the past use of discretionary spending as an offset for mandatory spending increases or tax decreases under the pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) provisions of the Budget Enforcement Act (BEA), focusing on: (1) instances where mandatory spending reductions have offset discretionary increases; (2) instances where discretionary spending reductions have offset ma...
Budget Issues: Historical Data on Proposed and Enacted Rescissions
OGC-98-37: Published: Jun 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1998.
GAO updated its historical information and statistics regarding rescissions proposed by the executive branch and rescissions enacted by Congress through the close of fiscal year 1997...
DOE: Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Request for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Financial Management Issues
RCED-98-186R: Published: Jun 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the fiscal year (FY) 1999 budget request and financial management issues of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE) within the Department of Energy (DOE), focusing on: (1) programs and activities in EE's FY 1999 budget request that raise questions because justifications for significant increases were unclear or inad...
Impoundments: Comments on Proposed Rescissions of Fiscal Year 1998 Budget Authority
OGC-98-36: Published: May 11, 1998. Publicly Released: May 11, 1998.
GAO reviewed the President's second fiscal year 1998 special impoundment message on the proposed rescissions of budget authority.GAO noted that it reviewed the proposed rescissions contained in the President's second special impoundment message and found them to be in accordance with the Impoundment Control Act...