Financial management (21 - 30 of 41 items)
Coal Mine Subsidence: Several States May Not Meet Federal Insurance Program Objectives
RCED-91-140: Published: May 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's (OSMRE) efforts to implement the federally assisted coal mine subsidence insurance program; and (2) six states' efforts to develop self-sustaining insurance programs.GAO found that: (1) after 5 years experience with the program, two of the six states that r...
Impact of FHA Loan Policy Changes on Financial Losses and Homebuyers
T-RCED-90-95: Published: Jul 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1990.
GAO discussed the impact of proposed policy changes to the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund on the Fund's cash position. GAO found that: (1) raising the mortgage ceiling to 95 percent of a state's median house price would have the greatest positive effect on the Fund's cash balance; (2) raising the mortgage ceiling will also generate the most new business...
Policies Governing BPA's Repayment of Federal Investment Still Need Revision
RCED-84-25: Published: Oct 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1983.
Federal law requires the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to repay the federal investment in its power generation facilities. In a follow-up to a previous report, GAO examined BPA policies regarding repayment.Through 1964, BPA used a fixed annual payment approach to repayment. In 1964, BPA adopted the repayment study method to determine revenue requirements. Under this method, estimated reven...
Review of the Underlying Causes of Delays of Economic Development Administration Public Works Projects
089534: Jun 5, 1973
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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...
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Makes Progress Toward Expanding User Fee Program
RCED-83-2: Published: Feb 9, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1983.
GAO examined the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) efforts to develop a user fee system, which would include licensing and filing fees and annual charges collected from the oil, pipeline, electric, and natural gas companies which use FERC services.FERC has taken actions to develop a strong user fee program. However, GAO believes that FERC could further strengthen the program by: (1) im...
Review of Corps of Engineers Water Contracting and Repayment Practices
B-198378: Published: Jul 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1981.
During a review of Corps of Engineers water contracting and repayment practices, GAO found that repayment contracts allow up to 15 days after the due date to pay cost-sharing installments without any penalty and that the percentage rate used to assess late charges is not based on the current value of funds to the Treasury. These conditions may preclude timely recovery of the installments and encou...
Alaska Commercial Company's Activities Regarding Competition After Acquisition by Community Services Administration Grantee
HRD-81-97: Published: May 14, 1981. Publicly Released: May 22, 1981.
GAO was requested to develop information regarding allegations that an Alaskan business venture, CEDC Sales Inc., doing business under the name Alaska Commercial Company (ACC), had obtained a significant competitive edge and unfairly challenged privately financed grocery businesses by receiving Federal funding provided through a Community Services Administration (CSA) grantee. The grantee, Communi...
Certain Activities of the Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, New York
HRD-81-23: Published: Dec 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 24, 1980.
GAO reviewed activities of the Economic Opportunity Commission and the Community Economic Development Corporation in Nassau County, New York. It was alleged that Emergency Energy Assistance Program (EEAP) funds were used for other purposes or were unaccounted for. The Commission commingled the funds with other Community Services Administration funds in the same bank account and made advances from...
Selected Aspects of the New Jersey Interagency Toxic Waste Investigations/Prosecutions Program
114006: Dec 16, 1980
GAO reviewed three separate grants to be used in the New Jersey Interagency Toxic Waste Investigations/Prosecution Program and a program for white collar crime investigations. The review covered program operations by New Jersey's Division of Criminal Justice and focused on three separate areas of program operations: (1) financial controls, (2) the development of toxic waste training programs for r...