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Aboveground Oil Storage Tanks: Status of EPA's Efforts to Improve Regulation and Inspections
RCED-95-180: Published: Jul 18, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) actions to address weaknesses in the regulation and inspection of aboveground oil storage tanks (AST), and provided information on the age, size, and other characteristics of AST.GAO found that: (1) EPA has not fully implemented any of its seven recommendations to improve the safety of aboveground oil sto...
RCED-95-216R: Published: Jun 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Chicago's Central Area Circulator, one of the major federal infrastructure investments for the future, focusing on: (1) the project's estimated costs; (2) current plans for the project's financing; and (3) issues concerning the project that are not fully resolved. GAO noted that: (1) the Circulator project is estimated to cost $775 m...
Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Requirements
T-NSIAD-95-120: Published: Mar 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the requirements for continued production of nuclear attack submarines, focusing on: (1) less costly alternatives for maintaining the required submarine force structure; and (2) the adequacy of the Department of Defense's (DOD) justification for building the SSN-23 submarine. GAO noted that: (1) there is currently no competition to build nuclear attack submarines and DOD has not clar...
Navy Ships: Lessons of Prior Programs May Reduce New Attack Submarine Cost Increases and Delays
NSIAD-95-4: Published: Oct 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plans to incorporate lessons learned from prior submarine programs into the design and construction of the NSSN, a new class of nuclear-powered attack submarine.GAO found that: (1) by incorporating management lessons from prior submarine construction programs, the Navy could reduce its costs and avoid the schedule delays that it has expe...
Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. V., No. 11
153698: Aug 1, 1994
GAO published its monthly digest of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of August 1994. These decisions involved appropriations, financial management, civilian personnel, military personnel, and procurement issues...
Hurricane Iniki Expenditures
RCED-94-132R: Published: Apr 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1994.
GAO reviewed whether the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) used emergency appropriated funds for the repair and replacement of national wildlife refuge facilities damaged by Hurricane Iniki. GAO noted that: (1) FWS did not have authorization to use emergency funds for reconstruction work at two refuges; (2) FWS planned to use emergency funds for enlarging selected buildings at one refuge and re...
HEHS-94-95R: Published: Feb 7, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed changes to Davis-Bacon Act regulations since 1979. GAO found that: (1) regulation has prohibited the use of federal construction wages for determining prevailing wage rates; (2) the Department of Labor's 1982 regulatory change prohibited the combination of urban and rural wages in area wage surveys; (3) since 1983, Labor has been less likely to use...
NSIAD-94-45R: Published: Nov 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the design and construction of certain ground support systems at a B-2 bomber production facility, focusing on: (1) the cost of correcting problems in the systems; and (2) whether the contractor misrepresented problems with these systems to the Air Force. GAO found that the: (1) contractor has begun construction of the production facility and insta...
DOE Management: Funds for Maintaining Contractors' Operations Could Be Reduced and Better Controlled
RCED-94-27: Published: Oct 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1993.
GAO reviewed the amount of prefinancing that the Department of Energy (DOE) obligates to its management and operating (M&O) contractors, focusing on whether: (1) current prefinancing funding levels are appropriate; and (2) prefinancing funding controls adequately ensure that funds are being used for their intended purpose.GAO found that: (1) although DOE has traditionally provided prefinancing to...
Military Aid to Egypt: Tank Coproduction Raised Costs and May Not Meet Many Program Goals
NSIAD-93-203: Published: Jul 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the costs and benefits of the M1A1 tank coproduction program in Egypt, focusing on the: (1) rationale for the U.S.-Egyptian coproduction agreement; (2) cost of coproduction compared to the cost of supplying complete tanks; and (3) future plans for the Egyptian tank factory.GAO found that: (1) the Defense Security Assistance Agency's...