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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...
Comments on the Defense Production Act
120853: Mar 21, 1983
Testimony was given on extending titles I and III of the Defense Production Act beyond its current March 31, 1983, expiration date and using title III authorities to provide financial and other assistance to private industry for the production of nonfuel minerals and materials needed for national defense. GAO agrees with extending title I and III authorities of the act, but believes that amendment...
Cost and Savings Estimates the Air Force Used To Decide Against Relocating the Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis Center From Annapolis, Maryland, to Duluth, Minnesota
PLRD-83-48: Published: Mar 9, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the cost and savings estimates used by the Air Force to decide against relocating the Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis Center from Government-owned and leased space in Annapolis, Maryland, to Government-owned space at the Duluth International Airport, Minnesota.The Air Force estimated in September 1980 that relocation would, over a 10-year...
Costs and Uses of Remote Sensing Satellites
RCED-83-111: Published: Mar 4, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1983.
GAO was requested to provide background information concerning a possible transfer of the Federal Government's civil remote sensing satellites, which include both Landsat and weather satellites, to the private sector. Specifically, GAO determined: (1) what Landsat and weather satellite data the various Federal agencies are using and how much they are paying for the service; (2) whether the Nationa...
DOE's Decision To Defederalize the Bartlesville Energy Technology Center
RCED-83-109: Published: Feb 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on: (1) alternatives which the Department of Energy (DOE) considered in making its decision to defederalize the Bartlesville Energy Technology Center and the cost/benefit analysis supporting that decision; and (2) the effects of the decision on the center's current employees, future research decisions, the nation's energy supply balance, technol...
Potential Joint Civil and Military Use of Military Airfields
RCED-83-98: Published: Mar 1, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1983.
In response to a congressional directive, GAO evaluated the feasibility of making domestic military airports and airport facilities available for joint civilian and military use to the maximum extent compatible with national defense requirements.GAO found that 23 domestic military airfields now operate under the joint-use concept. Seven of these airfields authorize unrestricted use by all civilian...
Water Project Construction Backlog: A Serious Problem With No Easy Solution
RCED-83-49: Published: Jan 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact of escalating costs on the construction backlog of water projects, the reasons for the cost increases, and the options for dealing with the backlog.The water project construction backlog consists of 934 authorized projects which need about $60 billion to complete construction. In recent years, construction backlog costs...
Effectiveness of Economic Development Programs
120594: Feb 15, 1983
Testifying on the results of its analysis of the effectiveness of economic development programs, GAO stated that it had reached two general conclusions about the historical performance of Federal economic development programs. First, after accounting for the many factors that influence employment growth, these programs did create jobs in the 1970's; however, whether this occurred at the expense of...
Interstate Commerce Commission Should Revise Its User Fee Program
RCED-83-55: Published: Jan 13, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1983.
GAO conducted a review to determine whether opportunities exist for the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) to recover more of the costs of special services such as licensing and regulatory functions, approving operating authority applications, motor vehicle rental contracts, and tariff and rate schedules for regulated carriers.ICC is not recovering the full costs of providing these services to i...
Transportation for the Elderly and Handicapped: The Answer Remains Elusive
121159: Jan 1, 1983
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 18, Issue 1, Winter 1983, discusses the controversy that surrounds Government efforts to make transit systems more accessible to the elderly and the handicapped. The authors stated that: (1) no agreement exists on the criteria for adequate services for the elderly and the handicapped; (2) services vary widely from one community to another; and (...