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HUD's Review of an Urban Development Action Grant to Wilmington, North Carolina
129392: Mar 20, 1986
GAO testified on the findings of its review of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) award to Wilmington, North Carolina to purchase and renovate a crane manufacturing plant located in St. Paul, Minnesota. GAO reviewed HUD procedures in approving the grant to determine if the relocation had a significant adverse economic affect on the St. Pau...
Environment, Safety, and Health: Status of Department of Energy's Implementation of 1985 Initiatives
RCED-86-68FS: Published: Mar 4, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) effectiveness in protecting worker health and safety and the surrounding environment at its nuclear facilities.GAO monitored the implementation of several initiatives to strengthen DOE environmental, safety, and health (ES&H) programs and found that DOE has focused its attention on: (1) reorganizing the headquarters...
Flood Insurance: Federal Emergency Management Agency's Basement Coverage Limitations
RCED-86-10FS: Published: Jan 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1986.
In response to congressional requests, GAO reported on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) limitations on flood insurance coverage of basement contents, specifically FIA: (1) authority to change insurance coverage; (2) analysis of flood insurance losses to support basement coverage limitations; (3) reasons for rejecting other alternatives for mod...
Outer Continental Shelf Lease Sale 82--Sale Preparation and Subsequent Cancellation
RCED-86-30: Published: Oct 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the recent Outer Continental Shelf lease sale number 82 which was cancelled when no industry bids were received and discussed why: (1) the companies that expressed interest in the offshore sale areas did not bid on the tracts offered; and (2) the Department of the Interior offered to lease certain tracts that Massachusetts believed were environment...
New Rules for Protecting Land in the National Park System--Consistent Compliance Needed
RCED-86-16: Published: Oct 31, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1985.
GAO reviewed the National Park Service's (NPS) compliance with a new Department of the Interior policy that requires the development of land protection plans to determine the need for acquired land so that the limited funds available are spent in the most cost-effective manner.GAO noted that, in recent years, NPS has been acquiring fewer acres of land at increasing prices while appropriations for...
Agriculture's Second-Year Implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act
RCED-86-20: Published: Oct 24, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) second-year implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (FMFIA) to assess: (1) improvements in internal controls and the process used to evaluate and correct control weaknesses; (2) the status of major accounting systems and evaluations; and (3) the accuracy and completeness of the Secretary's annual report on internal...
Examples of USDA's Application of the $50,000 Payment Limitation
RCED-86-29FS: Published: Oct 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Department of Agriculture applied the $50,000 payment limitation to potential problem farmers, specifically where: (1) farmers were receiving more than $50,000 in total payments; (2) individuals or other entities were receiving payments, but were not actually farming the land; and (3) more than one individual or other entity was receiving p...
Projects Funded in South Central Georgia by the Emergency Jobs Appropriations Act of 1983
HRD-85-98: Published: Sep 25, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the implementation of the Emergency Jobs Appropriations Act in five contiguous counties in Georgia. This legislation provides emergency supplemental appropriations to: (1) provide productive employment; (2) hasten or initiate federal projects and construction; and (3) provide humanitarian assistance including an emergency food and sh...
Processing Time for Farmers Home Administration's Operating Loans in Minnesota During Fiscal Year 1984
RCED-85-142: Published: Aug 26, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the processing time for the Farmer's Home Administration's (FmHA) fiscal year 1984 operating loans in Minnesota to determine: (1) the criteria for timely loan processing; (2) the actual processing time and the reasons for the length of time between the various processing steps; (3) the effects of any delays on the farmers; and (4) alternatives a...
GAO's Reports on the FHwA Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Outdoor Advertising Control Programs
127468: Jul 31, 1985
GAO discussed the Federal Highway Administration's (FHwA) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program and Outdoor Advertising Control Program. GAO found that, since FHwA promoted increased use of disadvantaged businesses in federal-aid highway work, the amounts of contract funds going to minority businesses had steadily increased. Federal and state records indicated that capabilities existed among c...