Economic development (61 - 70 of 92 items)
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...
Most Borrowers of Economic Opportunity Loans Have Not Succeeded in Business
CED-81-3: Published: Dec 8, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1980.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Opportunity Loan Program (EOL) has been a means for sustained economic progress for relatively few borrowers. The program originated with the Economic Opportunity Act as a part of the war on poverty. Today, it is part of a larger SBA effort involving several programs to help socially and/or economically disadvantaged people create and maintain small...
More Can Be Done To Ensure That Industrial Parks Create New Jobs
CED-81-7: Published: Dec 2, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1980.
Industrial park projects funded by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) have helped distressed areas attract businesses, which in turn have saved or created jobs for area residents. GAO reviewed 101 park projects to assess the projects' effectiveness and to determine what management improvements are needed to maximize project accomplishments.A number of park projects have problems. They h...
Financing Rural Electric Generating Facilities: A Large and Growing Activity
CED-81-14: Published: Nov 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1980.
The Rural Electrification Administration (REA), through insured and guaranteed loans, makes available billions of dollars in financing to construct electric generating and transmitting facilities to meet the increasing demands for electricity in rural areas.To gain better budgeting control and increase private credit involvement, GAO believes that changes are needed in how this financing is budget...
Promising Changes Improve EPA's Extramural Research; More Changes Needed
CED-81-6: Published: Oct 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1980.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made a number of changes to the planning and management of its research activities. If properly implemented, they should improve the EPA research program. GAO discussed some problems which require further attention, and factors and weaknesses which, unless corrected, could continue to seriously hamper the EPA ability to meet its research needs.GAO foun...
Change in Water and Power Resources Service Bonding Practices Could Result in Benefits
090835: Sep 3, 1980
No summary is currently available...
113090: Aug 21, 1980
GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) management efforts to identify, set priorities for, and develop timely solutions to safety hazards. Safety hazards include problem areas such as midair collisions, cabin fires, and seat dislocations during crash impacts. GAO did not assess the technical sufficiency or reasonableness of the FAA approach or its solutions. FAA can enhance aviat...
Comments on Contracting and Repayment Practices of Water and Power Resource Service
090834: Aug 19, 1980
No summary is currently available...
Aviation Safety Hazards
112521: Jun 3, 1980
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) attaches great importance to its safety-related programs. However, it has not been effective or timely in developing systems to identify safety hazards because it has not (1) recognized their importance, (2) emphasized information gathering and analysis, nor (3) undertaken long-term planning for comprehensive identification systems. Organizational problems...
The Coast Guard's Programs of Aids to Navigation Along Louisiana's Coast Could Be More Effective
CED-80-58: Published: Apr 11, 1980. Publicly Released: May 12, 1980.
The Louisiana congressional delegation requested that GAO evaluate the effectiveness of the Coast Guard's system of navigational aids along the Louisiana coastline.Improvements are needed in the program's management. The Coast Guard does not perform detailed evaluations of proposed changes in navigational aids or required inspections of the aids. It has not established a formal system for communic...