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FIFRA Reporting Requirements
AIMD/RCED-96-21R: Published: Oct 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided suggestions for improving the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) reporting requirements. GAO noted that EPA: (1) would be required to provide Congress with an annual account of FIFRA program receipts, appropriations, and expenses; (2) would be required to report its key performance in...
DOE's Fiscal Year 1994 Uncosted Balances
RCED-95-263R: Published: Aug 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the uncosted obligations held by the Department of Energy (DOE) and its management and operating (M&O) contractors. GAO noted that: (1) 529.2 million of DOE uncosted balances were not needed for their identified purpose, did not tie into specific needs, and were in excess of DOE expected needs; (2) $97.4 million in uncosted balances...
Medicaid: Spending Pressures Drive States Toward Program Reinvention
HEHS-95-122: Published: Apr 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal and state Medicaid spending trends, focusing on: (1) states' efforts to contain Medicaid costs and expand coverage through waivers of certain federal requirements; and (2) the potential impact of these waivers on federal spending and on Medicaid's overall program structure.GAO found that: (1) Medicaid accounts for about 6 percent of all fed...
Battle of Normandy Foundation: Uncertainties Surround Its Future Viability
AIMD-95-10: Published: Nov 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Battle of Normandy Foundation's use of coin surcharge proceeds for the creation of the United States Armed Forces Memorial Garden in Normandy, France.GAO found that: (1) the Foundation has experienced significant managerial, financial, and internal control problems; (2) it is uncertain whether the Foundation will be able to pay current and fu...
National Science Foundation: Better Use of Existing Resources Could Improve Program Administration
RCED-94-95: Published: Jun 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), focusing on: (1) how EHR establishes current and future priorities for its education programs; and (2) whether EHR has the resources it needs to effectively administer its programs.GAO found that: (1) EHR sets its program priorities through an informal proc...
Conservation Demonstration Program
RCED-94-215R: Published: Jun 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agricultural Resource Conservation Demonstration Program, focusing on: (1) state participation; (2) the amount of loans guaranteed and interest paid by the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA); (3) loan use; and (4) the status of implementing regulations. GAO noted that: (1) as of May 15, 1994, Vermont was the only state that applied for particip...
Hurricane Iniki Expenditures
RCED-94-132R: Published: Apr 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1994.
GAO reviewed whether the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) used emergency appropriated funds for the repair and replacement of national wildlife refuge facilities damaged by Hurricane Iniki. GAO noted that: (1) FWS did not have authorization to use emergency funds for reconstruction work at two refuges; (2) FWS planned to use emergency funds for enlarging selected buildings at one refuge and re...
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...
Bureau of Reclamation: Information on the Federal Financial Commitment and Repayment Status of the Central Arizona Project
T-RCED-94-92: Published: Dec 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1993.
GAO discussed the Bureau of Reclamation's Central Arizona Project (CAP), focusing on the: (1) total cost for the construction of CAP; and (2) Central Arizona Water Conservation District's ability to repay allocated project costs. GAO noted that: (1) by the time CAP is completed in 1999, the CAP total construction cost is expected to total $4.7 billion and the federal share of these costs is estima...
DOE Management: Funds for Maintaining Contractors' Operations Could Be Reduced and Better Controlled
RCED-94-27: Published: Oct 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1993.
GAO reviewed the amount of prefinancing that the Department of Energy (DOE) obligates to its management and operating (M&O) contractors, focusing on whether: (1) current prefinancing funding levels are appropriate; and (2) prefinancing funding controls adequately ensure that funds are being used for their intended purpose.GAO found that: (1) although DOE has traditionally provided prefinancing to...