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Analysis of the Comprehensive Energy Emergency Response Procedures Report
RCED-83-106: Published: Feb 17, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the comprehensive energy emergency response procedures report submitted by the President to Congress on December 31, 1982.GAO found that the procedures report does not adequately detail the options available to the President. Key programs, notably the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), emergency executive manpower reserves, and some Internationa...
Opportunity To Improve the Corps of Engineers' Small Projects Programs
121109: Jan 12, 1983
GAO reviewed the Corps of Engineers' Small Projects Programs to determine how frequently such projects lead to solutions of water problems.GAO found that relatively few projects undertaken by the Corps since 1964 through these programs have resulted in projects to solve water problems because local communities did not support the solution. The Corps is spending time and money under the six Small P...
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...
The Cooperative Extension Service
117652: Feb 17, 1982
The Cooperative Extension Service, consisting of federal, state, and local agricultural offices, was established primarily to provide farmers with information and to encourage them to improve their farming methods. The range of programs offered by the Extension Service and the audiences served have broadened considerably. The Extension Service's enabling legislation is general enough so that inter...
River Basin Commissions Have Been Helpful, but Changes Are Needed
CED-81-69: Published: May 28, 1981. Publicly Released: May 28, 1981.
River basin planning should match the needs of water users with the amount of water available irrespective of State boundaries or Federal agency responsibilities. A review was made to determine how successful river basin commissions have been in meeting their legislative objectives of planning and coordinating water resource development.The river basin commissions, as they are now operating, do no...
Information on the Resale of Water Provided Under Contract by the Federal Government in California
CED-81-95: Published: Apr 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1981.
The Department of the Interior's Water and Power Resources Service's five largest water customers in California are districts which were established under State laws to supply water to users within their service areas. GAO was asked to investigate the resale of Federal water supplied under contract to State and local districts to determine whether: (1) the Resources Service's policies and procedur...
Information on Questions About the Brush Creek (PA) Sewage Project
CED-80-112: Published: Aug 8, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1980.
GAO responded to a citizens group and congressional questions raised about the Brush Creek Sewer Project in Marshall Township, Pennsylvania. These questions involved the need and justification for the sewer system, the approval procedures followed by the State and Federal agencies involved, and the economic burden placed on affected residents. It also addressed the question of whether additional F...
Rural Water Problems: An Overview
CED-80-120: Published: Aug 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1980.
An overview is presented of the difficulties faced by 28 rural communities in 10 States in obtaining drinking water. Many existing central water systems have deteriorated and need to be repaired or replaced. Other systems need to be expanded. In some areas, additional systems need to be developed. Water shortages have prevented the development or expansion of some central systems, but the most imp...
Contracts To Provide Space in Federal Reservoirs for Future Water Supplies Should Be More Flexible
CED-80-78: Published: May 16, 1980. Publicly Released: May 16, 1980.
As part of its ongoing effort to contribute to a better understanding of, and timely consideration of, ways to solve the key water problems facing the Nation, GAO reviewed Federal contracting procedures for municipal water supply storage at Federal reservoirs and the need to include cost estimates for transporting such water to the user's treatment facilities. The Water Supply Act of 1958 authoriz...
Evaluation of Efforts by the City of Denver and Five Federal Agencies To Comply with Certain Federal Affirmative Action Requirements
CED-78-172: Published: Sep 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1978.
Denver's Department of Public Works awarded approximately $55.5 million in construction contracts during the period July 1, 1975, to December 31, 1977, under federal grants from the following agencies, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the Federal Aviation Administration; and the Econo...