Economic development (51 - 60 of 69 items)
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...
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...
Economic Development Activities Under Title II of the Community Services Administration Act
111903: Mar 25, 1980
Two of the Community Services Administration's (CSA) major economic development efforts are the Community Action Program and the Community Economic Development Program. The Community Action Program operates and coordinates programs designed to alleviate poverty through community based agencies. Community Action Agencies (CAA's) may be independent nonprofit organizations or parts of a State or loca...
Agriculture's Set-Aside Programs Should Be Improved
CED-80-9: Published: Jan 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1980.
The Department of Agriculture's wheat and feed grain set-aside programs are intended to reduce expected surpluses of particular crops. In return for taking acreage out of production, producers are eligible for commodity loans and purchases as well as deficiency, disaster, and diversion payments. A review of producer compliance with the programs' requirements identified certain areas in which the e...
Compliance With Limitations on Payments to Farmers
CED-79-31: Published: Jan 4, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1979.
The administration of the payment limitation program by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) in Oklahoma was reviewed. For wheat, feed grain, rice, and upland cotton programs in 1980 and 1981, total direct payments are not to exceed $50,000.At the three county ASCS offices in Oklahoma that were reviewed, it was found that steps are needed to strengthen county office admi...
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Revenue Collection Procedures
091950: Aug 21, 1978
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U.S. Economic Aid for the West Bank and Gaza
ID-78-35: Published: Jul 5, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1978.
The Agency for International Development (AID) program in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza grew out of a desire to demonstrate U.S. concern for the welfare of the Palestinians and has been part of U.S. efforts to promote peace in the Middle East. In accordance with congressional intent, U.S. assistance for the West Bank and Gaza has been carried out through U.S. voluntary agencies. These ag...
Benefits Derived from the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Studies Program Are Questionable
CED-78-93: Published: Jun 1, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1978.
The Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) environmental studies program was established in 1974 to provide information about the OCS environment which would give federal agencies a basis for making decisions on resource development, predicting the impacts of OCS development, and modifying leasing stipulations and regulations for OCS development.The program has been costly, exceeding $200 million since its...
Management Plan Needed for the Nation's Saline Water Conversion Program
106193: May 12, 1978
In 1952, the Congress established the Saline Water Conversion Program to research and develop practical, low-cost means of converting seawater and other saline waters into useful water. Although the program has been cited as being responsible for much of the desalting technology currently in use or being installed in the world today, the objective of the Saline Water Conversion Program has not bee...