state relations (11 - 20 of 44 items)
I&M Program Follow-Up
RCED-94-292R: Published: Sep 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) progress in implementing enhanced inspection and maintenance (I&M) programs under the Clean Air Act. GAO noted that: (1) EPA progress in implementing enhanced I&M programs has been slower than expected; (2) if EPA had met the implementation schedule, it would have approved or disapproved al...
Texas's Collider Claim
RCED-94-199R: Published: Apr 22, 1994. Publicly Released: May 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the Department of Energy's (DOE) settlement of Texas' claim for its investment in the terminated Superconducting Super Collider project. GAO noted that: (1) DOE has not estimated the cost of settling Texas' claim for project investment and cannot predict when it will be able to estimate those costs; (2) DOE agrees that Texas inves...
Weed and Seed: Program Objectives
GGD-94-128R: Published: May 10, 1994. Publicly Released: May 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's Operation Weed and Seed Program, intended to help communities weed out crime and seed sites with crime prevention programs, focusing on: (1) program effectiveness; (2) communities' satisfaction with the program; (3) activity funding; and (4) the program's federal and local management structure. GAO noted t...
Community Development: Block Grant Economic Development Activities Reflect Local Priorities
RCED-94-108: Published: Feb 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, focusing on: (1) how program funds are used for economic development activities; (2) the impediments to using program funds; (3) the proper use of program funds; (4) the types and quality of jobs resulting from the program; and (5) the perfor...
Soil Conservation Service Reorganization
RCED-92-254R: Published: Aug 7, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1992.
GAO reviewed the effects of the consolidation of field offices within the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) to determine: (1) how the benefits of the SCS technical assistance and other services should be evaluated; and (2) what work-load indicators should be considered in developing plans to consolidate SCS field offices. GAO found that: (1) if the Department of Agriculture (USDA) used appropriate c...
Connecticut Low-Level Waste
RCED-92-137R: Published: Mar 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on states' efforts to implement the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985, focusing on Connecticut's program for developing a disposal facility for commercial low-level radioactive waste. GAO noted that: (1) 13 states, including 8 states that are members of state compacts, plan to develop new disposal facilities; (2)...
Rationing Eligibility for Mortgage Bond Loans
145416: Jan 1, 1992
This article: (1) describes how bond issuers ration mortgage revenue bond loans to prospective buyers and suggests that state and local housing finance agencies have mixed results with their rationing methods; and (2) explains that a perceived lack of targeting has led to legislation which has tightened eligibility standards and may lead to even stricter standards in the future...
Abandoned Mine Reclamation: Interior May Have Approved State Shifts to Noncoal Projects Prematurely
RCED-91-162: Published: Jun 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's (OSMRE) process for allowing states to spend federal surface coal mine reclamation funds to address noncoal reclamation problems, focusing on whether OSMRE ensured that states met the certification requirements.GAO found that: (1) the OSMRE certification revi...
EPA's Penalties May Not Recover Economic Benefits Gained by Violators
T-RCED-91-69: Published: Jun 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) penalty policies and practices. GAO found that: (1) despite an EPA commitment to inflict penalties on violators and recent increases in total penalties, penalty amounts showed little relationship to the economic benefit of the violations; (2) the lack of documentation in 65 percent of the cases reviewed made it difficult to determine the ac...
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...