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Bureau of Reclamation's Bonneville Unit of the Central Utah Project Future Repayment Arrangements
129273: Mar 11, 1986
GAO testified on its concerns regarding future repayment arrangements for the Bureau of Reclamation's Bonneville Unit, Central Utah Project. In a previous report, GAO concluded that: (1) the Bureau's use of the Water Supply Act of 1958 to defer the repayment of costs associated with the majority of municipal and industrial water supplies of the Bonneville Unit was illegal; (2) such a deferment cou...
Base Realignments: Information on Blytheville AFB, Arkansas
NSIAD-86-19BR: Published: Jan 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO surveyed several issues associated with the Department of Defense's (DOD) placement of an Air Force base on an illustrative list of bases which Congress could consider for closure.GAO found that: (1) although the DOD Authorization Act for 1986 no longer requires DOD to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in developing base closure or...
Chemical Munitions: Cost Estimates for Demilitarization and Production
NSIAD-86-1FS: Published: Oct 31, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined Department of Defense cost estimates for destroying and demilitarizing the existing stockpile of unitary chemical munitions and producing proposed binary chemical munitions.The U.S. Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency has estimated that total program costs for the construction and operation of a demilitarization facility at every site wher...
Bureau of Reclamation's Central Utah and Central Valley Projects Repayment Arrangements
RCED-85-158: Published: Sep 9, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the policies and practices used by the Bureau of Reclamation to recover the federal investments in the Central Utah Project and the Central Valley Project.GAO noted that: (1) the existing repayment obligation was not adequate to recover the anticipated municipal and industrial (M&I) water costs because of a lengthened construction period; (2) the B...
1983 Payment-in-Kind Program Overview: Its Design, Impact, and Cost
RCED-85-89: Published: Sep 25, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) 1983 Payment-In-Kind (PIK) program to determine the: (1) design and justification of key 1983 PIK program provisions; (2) program's impact and cost; (3) distribution of payments to farmers; and (4) effectiveness of the acquisition and delivery of commodities to farmers.GAO found that: (1) the USDA determination that the $50,000 payment limitation...
The Department of Agriculture's 1983 Payment-in-Kind Program--A Review of Its Costs, Benefits, and Key Program Provisions
RCED-85-60: Published: Aug 29, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Payment-in-Kind (PIK) program, focusing on the costs, benefits, and key provisions of the program. The program, aimed at reducing production, paid farmers not to grow certain crops such as corn, grain sorghum, wheat, rice, and cotton, and paid the farmers a prescribed percentage of crops they would have gro...
Problems Identified in FERC's Incentive Pricing Program for Natural Gas From Tight Formations
RCED-85-49: Published: Jun 13, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) incentive pricing program to determine the risks, costs, and other aspects of producing and pricing natural gas from tight formations.GAO found that the tight formations were not extraordinarily risky or costly to develop, and the criteria FERC used for qualifying tight formations depended heavily o...
Use of Combustion Turbines as a Generating Alternative
B-163310: Published: Jan 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
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Survey of Small Businesses' Reactions to Changes in the Costs of Telephone Service
RCED-85-106: Published: May 22, 1985. Publicly Released: May 24, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed small businesses on their reactions to changes in the cost of their telephone service. The survey was undertaken to assist the House Committee on Small Business: Telephone Task Force's efforts to obtain information on how recent judicial and regulatory decisions dealing with the telephone industry were affecting small businesses.GAO reviewed the ba...
Analyses of Proposal That an Indefinite Moratorium Be Placed on SPR Development and Oil Fill
126649: Apr 1, 1985
Testimony was given on the results of GAO analyses of the potential impact of the administration's proposal that an indefinite moratorium be placed on Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) development and oil fill at the end of fiscal year 1985. SPR storage facilities have been and are being developed at six sites: two sites are completed, three are in development, and a sixth is in the initial constr...