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Survey of State Officials Responsible for Company Formation, an E-supplement to GAO-06-376
GAO-06-377SP: Published: Apr 7, 2006. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2006.
This document presents selected results of GAO's Web-based Survey of State Officials Responsible for Company Formations. The purpose of this survey was to collect information on the process for forming a corporation or limited liability company in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and the kinds of information states collect during this process. We also asked state officials about...
Drinking Water: EPA Should Strengthen Ongoing Efforts to Ensure That Consumers Are Protected from Lead Contamination
GAO-06-148: Published: Jan 4, 2006. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 2006.
Elevated lead levels in the District of Columbia's tap water in 2003 prompted questions about how well consumers are protected nationwide. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), states, and local water systems share responsibility for providing safe drinking water. Lead typically enters tap water as a result of the corrosion of lead in the water lines or household plumbing. EPA's lead rule est...
Small Business Participation in the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Project
GAO-05-860R: Published: Aug 4, 2005. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 2005.
Alaska currently holds 35 trillion cubic feet of proven recoverable natural gas resources, about 19 percent of total U.S. reserves. Efforts to construct a pipeline to transport this natural gas from Alaska's North Slope to the lower 48 states have been stalled since 1982. The recent increase in natural gas prices has renewed interest in completing the pipeline, a project that is estimated to cost...
Financial Audit: The Small Business Administration's Fiscal Year 2004 Management Representation Letter on Its Financial Statements
GAO-05-606R: Published: Jun 23, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2005.
The Secretary of the Treasury, in coordination with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is required to annually prepare and submit audited financial statements of the U.S. government to the President and the Congress. We are required to audit these consolidated financial statements (CFS) and report on the results of our work. In connection with fulfilling our requirement to...
Department of Energy: Improved Oversight Could Better Ensure Opportunities for Small Business Subcontracting
GAO-05-459: Published: May 13, 2005. Publicly Released: May 24, 2005.
Federal policy requires that small businesses receive the maximum practicable subcontracting opportunity for providing goods and services to large businesses that contract directly with federal agencies. The Department of Energy (DOE) annually directs almost $20 billion to the 34 "facility management contractors" of which $3.3 billion was redirected to small business subcontractors in fiscal year...
Credit Reporting Literacy: Consumers Understood the Basics but Could Benefit from Targeted Educational Efforts
GAO-05-223: Published: Mar 16, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2005.
This report responds to a mandate in the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act) of 2003 requiring GAO to assess consumers' understanding of credit reporting. The FACT Act, among other things, extended provisions governing the credit reporting system and addressed ongoing concerns about inaccuracies in credit reports. For example, the act expanded access to credit information by entit...
Small Business: The National Veterans Business Development Corporation Faces Challenges in Planning for and Achieving Financial Self-sufficiency
GAO-04-893: Published: Aug 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2004.
The National Veterans Business Development Corporation (The Veterans Corporation) was created under Pub. L. No. 106-50 to provide veterans with small business and entrepreneurship assistance. The Act authorized, and Congress has appropriated to the corporation, $12 million in funding over 4 years, ending September 30, 2004. The Act also required that The Veterans Corporation implement a plan to ra...
State Insurance Regulation: Efforts to Streamline Key Licensing and Approval Processes Face Challenges
GAO-02-842T: Published: Jun 18, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2002.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), through its Accreditation Program, has made considerable progress in achieving uniformity among state insurance regulators. In addition, competitive pressures from further consolidation in the financial services sector and enactment of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act has focused attention on regulator reforms in the insurance industry. NAIC's...
Small Business: HUBZone Program Suffers From Reporting and Implementation Difficulties
GAO-02-57: Published: Oct 26, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 2001.
Congress created the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program to stimulate economic development and create jobs in distressed urban and rural areas. To achieve these goals, the HUBZone program provides small businesses with greater access to federal contracting opportunities. Reported HUBZone program achievements for fiscal year 2000 were inaccurate because of data entry errors a...
Small Business Administration: Status of Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GAO-01-792: Published: Jun 22, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2001.
This report reviews the Small Business Administration's (SBA) fiscal year 2000 performance report and fiscal year 2002 performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 to assess SBA's progress in achieving selected key outcomes that are important to its mission. SBA's reported progress in achieving its outcomes is mixed. However, GAO had difficulty assessing SBA's pr...