Cost analysis (111 - 120 of 188 items)
Department of Agriculture's Payment-In-Kind Program
122983: Nov 3, 1983
In response to a congressional request, testimony was given concerning the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Payment-In-Kind (PIK) Program for 1983. Since 1980, record harvests and decreased domestic and foreign demand have resulted in low commodity prices, decreased farm incomes, and a large buildup of Government-held food stocks. USDA increased its farm program payments fourfold between 1980 an...
Capital Cost Associated With the Trunkline Liquefied Natural Gas Lake Charles Facility
RCED-83-237: Published: Aug 31, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed costs associated with the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility constructed near Lake Charles, Louisiana.The cost of constructing the LNG facility was about $589 million, an increase of about 258 percent over the estimate approved by the Federal Power Commission in 1977. The construction company reported that these cost increases were due to modi...
Compliance With the Department of the Interior's Cost Recovery Program Could Generate Substantial Additional Revenues
RCED-83-94: Published: Sep 6, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's recently expanded cost recovery program as it relates to oil and gas activities on Alaska's federal onshore lands.GAO found that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Minerals Management Service (MMS), and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) are not fully complying with Interior's requirement to identify and, where appropriate, seek recovery of cost...
Utilization of the United States Coast Guard High Endurance Cutter Fleet
B-114851: Published: Nov 20, 1970. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Proposed National Technical Information Service Revolving Fund
RCED-83-218: Published: Sep 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined selected activities and functions of the Department of Commerce's National Technical Information Service (NTIS) clearinghouse, focusing on the need to establish a new revolving fund as proposed by companion bills H.R. 2514 and S. 808. The current NTIS special fund facilitates payments to cover most operating costs associated with its information...
Federal Investment in the Columbia River Power System: Status of Repayment
122041: Aug 3, 1983
GAO reviewed the status of the Bonneville Power Administration's repayment of the Federal investment in the Columbia River Power System to the Federal Treasury. Federal law requires Bonneville to repay this investment, which exceeds $7 billion, over a period of years. GAO stated that, during the past 10 years, Bonneville has repaid little of the Federal investment. Through 1965, Bonneville repaid...
Hill-Burton Grant Program for Construction and Modernization of Hospitals and Other Medical Facilities
089445: Oct 15, 1969
No summary is currently available...
Planned Construction of Some Army Dining Facilities in West Germany Can Be Cancelled
PLRD-83-72: Published: May 13, 1983. Publicly Released: May 13, 1983.
GAO assessed the Army's methods of identifying and justifying the need for construction of new dining facilities in Europe.GAO found that unneeded construction was planned because the Army did not properly consider existing excess capacity and did not use proper planning factors in computing new requirements. Further, the Army often requests dining facility projects without adequately considering...
Water Resource Construction Costs Could Be Reduced if Value Engineering Were Applied to More Designs and Applied Earlier in the Design Process
RCED-83-127: Published: May 11, 1983. Publicly Released: May 11, 1983.
GAO evaluated the effectiveness of the Corps of Engineers' in-house value engineering (VE) program to identify whether opportunities exist to increase VE savings on water project construction.GAO found that, although VE has reduced the Corps' water resource construction costs by about $565.7 million, greater savings could be achieved by applying VE to more project designs and by applying it earlie...
Need for the 1983 Saint Lawrence Seaway Toll Increase
RCED-83-131: Published: Apr 11, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation's basis and need for toll increases during 1983 in view of the termination of its debt to the Department of the Treasury.GAO concluded that the 1983 toll increase is needed. GAO found that the savings which resulted from the termination of the Corporation's debt and the additional revenue expecte...