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Response to Incinerator Report
RCED-92-216R: Published: Jun 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about its report on the regulation and operation of a hazardous waste treatment, storage, and incineration facility in North Carolina. GAO noted that the report found that: (1) there were numerous problems in regulating the facility; (2) the Environmental Protection Agency and North Carolina could have better carried out their regulator...
Grazing Fees: BLM's Allocation of Revenues to Montana Appears Accurate
RCED-92-95: Published: Mar 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Bureau of Land Management (BLM) payments made to Montana from grazing fees collected on certain federal lands within the state.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year (FY) 1991, BLM collected $2.2 million in grazing fees in Montana, part of which BLM distributed to state and local governments; (2) the BLM grazing fee collection and revenue distribution...
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)...
Farm Credit: USDA's Implementation of the Farms for the Future Act of 1990
RCED-92-127: Published: Feb 14, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) implementation of the Farms for the Future Act of 1990.GAO found that: (1) the Farms for the Future Act authorized the establishment of the Agricultural Resource Conservation Demonstration Program to promote farmland preservation through federal loan payment guarantees and interest assistance;...
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...
Community Development: HUD Oversight of the Dallas Block Grant Program Needs Improvement
RCED-92-3: Published: Nov 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provided adequate oversight of the Dallas Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, focusing on HUD monitoring of the city's: (1) timely expenditure of CDBG funds; (2) use of CDBG funds to enforce housing codes; (3) control over subrecipients; and (4) accounting and planning an...
Public Utilities: Disposition of Excess Deferred Taxes
GGD-91-51: Published: Sep 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the treatment of privately owned public utilities' excess deferred tax reserves created by the Tax Reform Act of 1986, focusing on: (1) the origin of excess deferred taxes and how utilities may and may not use them; (2) how fast excess deferred tax balances can be passed on to utility customers under normalization; (3) policy issues...
U.S. Communications Policy: Issues for the 1990s
IMTEC-91-52A: Published: Sep 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1991.
GAO sponsored a conference on communications technology, focusing on: (1) how the communications infrastructure should develop to promote innovation and maximize the benefits of competition; (2) the role of communications policy in promoting economic growth in the United States and competition abroad; (3) how the United States should allocate the electromagnetic spectrum to effectively support the...
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...
Disaster Assistance: Supplemental Information on Hurricane Hugo in South Carolina
RCED-91-150: Published: May 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) efforts to provide temporary housing assistance to South Carolina victims of the September 1989 Hurricane Hugo; (2) South Carolina counties' emergency management officials' responses to a disaster assistance survey; and (3) cost-sharing arrangements between FEMA and state and local governments t...