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What We've Learned Since Earth Day
142938: Jan 1, 1991
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 11, Winter 1990/91, discusses the federal government's efforts to fight environmental dangers, focusing on whether the federal approach: (1) makes the most of limited resources; (2) employs the most effective pollution control methods; and (3) targets the most serious hazards...
Solid Waste: Trade-offs Involved in Beverage Container Deposit Legislation
RCED-91-25: Published: Nov 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the potential effects of a national beverage container deposit law.GAO found that: (1) beverage industry representatives reported that the capital and operating costs to implement deposit systems would hurt retailers and distributors because of additional transportation, storage, and labor costs; (2) beverage and container manufactur...
Status of the Navy's New Seawolf Attack Submarine and its New Combat Systems
T-NSIAD-90-38: Published: Jul 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1990.
GAO discussed the status of the Navy's new Seawolf nuclear attack submarine (SSN-21) program and its AN/BSY 2 combat system. GAO found that: (1) one shipyard is responsible for the submarine's overall design under a $343-million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, and another shipyard is designing the engine room and its equipment under a $212-million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract; (2) AN/BSY 2 is critic...
Nuclear R&D: Usefulness of Information From Shippingport Decommissioning for Rancho Seco
RCED-90-171: Published: Jun 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information related to the Department of Energy's (DOE) decommissioning of the Shippingport, Pennsylvania, nuclear power plant and the usefulness of this information to the decommissioning of the Rancho Seco, California, nuclear power plant.GAO found that DOE reported that: (1) a nuclear power plant could be decommissioned within the established co...
Navy Ships: Status of SSN-21 Ship Construction Program
NSIAD-90-163: Published: Apr 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1990.
GAO reviewed the Navy's Seawolf Attack Submarine (SSN-21) construction program, focusing on: (1) the program's status; (2) SSN-21 performance capabilities; and (3) the Navy's ability to maintain the SSN-21 force structure.GAO found that: (1) the Navy used two shipyards to design SSN-21 and was proceeding with its construction plans; (2) during the research and development phase, the Navy experienc...
Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Volume 69, April 1990
142814: Apr 1, 1990
GAO published its monthly digest of Comptroller General decisions for the period ended April 1990, which is found in Volume 69, pages 359-432...
Standards and Technology: Impact of Fee Increases on Measurement Services
RCED-89-135: Published: Jun 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the potential impact of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) proposed fee increases on sales of calibration services and standard reference materials used by businesses and laboratories to precisely measure materials' physical and chemical properties.GAO found that NIST: (1) during fiscal year (FY) 1988, charged from less tha...
GAO's Views on DOE's New Production Reactor Selection Process
T-RCED-89-46: Published: May 24, 1989. Publicly Released: May 24, 1989.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) new production reactor selection process. GAO found that: (1) DOE recommended a two-reactor strategy that will provide tritium for national defense purposes in 12.5 years, but it did not provide Congress with information concerning the total time necessary to construct and obtain tritium from the two suggested reactors or the actions required to ensur...
Port Development: Sponsors Have Not Used User Fee Financing to Date
RCED-89-125: Published: May 4, 1989. Publicly Released: May 4, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the operations of nonfederal interests that levy port or harbor dues under the Water Resources Development Act to recover their share of the cost of harbor improvement projects, to determine their compliance with the applicable conditions.GAO found that: (1) no nonfederal interest had initiated action to use the cost recovery authority; and (2) a...
Enterprise Zones: Lessons From the Maryland Experience
PEMD-89-2: Published: Dec 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO studied the enterprise zone program in Maryland to identify issues for the possible development of a federal program, focusing on: (1) program cost offsets; (2) employment growth; (3) program effects on workers; (4) reductions in welfare dependence; and (5) the effectiveness of tax incentives and other local development strategies.GAO found that: (1) both M...