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Problems and Delays Overshadow NRC's Initial Success in Improving Reactor Operators' Capabilities
RCED-83-4: Published: Dec 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1982.
GAO discussed Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) actions to improve reactor capabilities which were found deficient by numerous investigations following the accident at the Three Mile Island (TMI) Nuclear Powerplant.GAO found that, within 2 years of the TMI accident, NRC required and utilities implemented several actions to improve and strengthen the training and qualifications of reactor operato...
Sharing the Cost of Making Federal Water Project Feasibility Studies
RCED-83-18: Published: Dec 6, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1982.
GAO discussed feasibility studies undertaken by the Federal government to resolve water resources problems and the factors affecting the study outcome. The purpose of the review was to determine how frequently studies did not identify acceptable solutions and why.GAO estimated that, during the past 17 years, Federal agencies have spent about $100 million on water project feasibility studies. In it...
USDA Needs Objective Criteria for Awarding Special Disaster Payments
RCED-83-54: Published: Nov 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) decision to award special disaster payments estimated between $200 million and $250 million in 83 counties in the Southwest. The review focused on: (1) USDA criteria for designating counties to receive disaster payments, and (2) the equity of the USDA decision concerning counties other than those designated...
Termination of the Common Support Agreement
RCED-83-28: Published: Nov 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
GAO reviewed the efforts of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to terminate the Common Support Agreement between FERC and the Department of Energy (DOE). This termination would transfer from DOE to FERC the responsibility for performing certain administrative functions in support of FERC.GAO found that estimates of the resources needed to perform the support functions, which were made...
Water Sales Contracts From Missouri River Reservoirs Need To Require Reimbursement for Operation and Maintenance Expenses
CED-82-123: Published: Sep 7, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1982.
During an ongoing review of water resources project operation and maintenance (OM) cost recovery systems established by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation, GAO identified a problem concerning the nonrecovery of OM costs.Although Bureau water marketing policy requires reimbursement of an appropriate share of municipal and industrial (MI) cost...
Revitalizing Distressed Areas Through Enterprise Zones: Many Uncertainties Exist
CED-82-78: Published: Jul 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1982.
To assist Congress in its deliberations on enterprise zone proposals, GAO reviewed the concept, as well as previous GAO reports on economic development and job creation programs, to identify issues concerning business development, job creation, and the costs of such a program.Enterprise zones have been proposed by the administration as an experimental program to attract businesses and jobs to dist...
Procedures for Adjusting Rents in the Section 8 Program Need Reexamination
119779: Jun 11, 1982
GAO reviewed the procedures followed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in making annual rent adjustments under its subsidized rental housing program.The program's authorizing legislation states that its rental assistance contracts shall provide for rent adjustments at least annually for units covered. HUD uses a formula approach to adjust the rents and develops annual rent a...
Duplicative and Unnecessary Renovations Made in the HUD-Subsidized Concord Commons Apartments in Rockford, IL
CED-82-67: Published: Apr 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed duplicative and unnecessary repairs approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) at an apartment complex in Rockford, Illinois.Although HUD spent about $1 million to renovate more than half of the apartments at the complex during 1978 and 1979, all of the apartments are being renovated again by the Rockford Housing Developm...
Review of the Adequacy of Procedures Followed in Selecting Section 8 Developers
119780: Apr 8, 1982
GAO reviewed procedures followed by three Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) area offices in selecting developers for new construction and substantial rehabilitation projects. The purpose of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness of the procedures under the Section 8 Lower Income Rental Assistance Program administered by HUD and to identify ways to improve the selection proces...
Additional Efforts Are Needed To Minimize Lease Guarantee Losses
CED-82-57: Published: Apr 6, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1982.
GAO evaluated the Small Business Administration's (SBA) efforts to minimize losses of lease guarantee defaults.GAO found that, for the majority of default cases, lease guarantee losses are minimized through re-rentals or settlements. However, the SBA efforts to manage some lease guarantee defaults have not been adequate to assure that its losses are minimized. SBA standard operating procedures req...