Appropriations (21 - 30 of 72 items)
Preserving the Interstate System
T-RCED-90-68: Published: Apr 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1990.
GAO discussed federal and state efforts to preserve the interstate highway system. GAO noted that: (1) in 1988, the Department of Transportation (DOT) classified the condition of 57 percent of interstate pavement as good, 31 percent as fair, and 12 percent as poor; (2) deteriorated pavement resulted in such societal costs as traffic delays, increased fuel costs, decreased productivity, and the pot...
Medical Waste Regulation: Health and Environmental Risks Need to Be Fully Assessed
RCED-90-86: Published: Mar 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed: (1) selected states' infectious medical waste regulatory programs; and (2) the status of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) implementation of the Medical Waste Tracking Act.GAO found that the states': (1) generator regulations varied; (2) legislation or regulations generally defined what types of medical waste should be considered infecti...
Tongass National Forest: Administration of Two Long-Term Alaskan Timber Contracts
RCED-90-87: Published: Feb 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed two long-term timber contracts in the Tongass National Forest, focusing on: (1) timber harvested under the two contracts; (2) timber deleted from the contractors' operating plans; (3) backlogged timber; and (4) Forest Service management of the Tongass timber program.GAO found that: (1) the Service did comply with all of its internal controls for do...
Water Subsidies: Basic Changes Needed to Avoid Abuse of the 960-Acre Limit
RCED-90-6: Published: Oct 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Reclamation's implementation of the Reclamation Reform Act of 1982, which set a 960-acre limit on farm land eligible to receive federally subsidized water for irrigation purposes.GAO found that, although the act's legislative history clearly showed congressional intent to provide federally subsidized water to a maximum of 960 acres of...
Truck Safety: Information on Driver Training
RCED-89-163: Published: Aug 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) efforts to establish minimum federal standards for training tractor-trailer drivers; (2) driver training curricula offered by various public and private schools; and (3) trucking industry efforts to improve the quality of driver training.GAO found that: (1) FHwA published rules establishing a 1992 de...
Farmers Home Administration: Implementation Issues Concerning Four Sections of the Food Security Act
RCED-89-71: Published: Jun 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) lack of progress in applying the homestead protection, lease/buy-back, conservation easement, and softwood timber provisions of the Food Security Act of 1985.GAO found that: (1) because of inadequate FmHA records, it could not fully determine why some of the provisions were not more widely used and could not...
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...
Urban Action Grants: Lansing, Michigan's Grant Requires Action
RCED-89-85: Published: Apr 11, 1989. Publicly Released: May 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated a Lansing, Michigan, Urban Development Action Grant project, focusing on whether changes to the project's scope complied with the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) regulations and procedures.GAO found that: (1) HUD approved the $3.3-million grant for financing the purchase and installation of fixed capital equipment in a techn...
Farmers Home Administration: Sounder Loans Would Require Revised Loan-Making Criteria
RCED-89-9: Published: Feb 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) loan policies and practices to determine: (1) whether FmHA used adequate criteria to make and service loans; (2) how FmHA loan policies affected borrower equity; (3) whether security for FmHA loans was adequate; and (4) the potential impact of FmHA-proposed loan criteria on existing borrowers.GAO found th...
Indian Affairs: Alaska Native Allotment Eligibility Process Can Be Improved
RCED-88-121: Published: Jul 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) administration of the Native Allotment Program to determine: (1) whether BLM met certain requirements in its eligibility determinations; and (2) the progress BLM made in completing the program.GAO found that: (1) the BLM allotment tracking system did not contain current information on the status of allotment...