State-administered programs (21 - 30 of 43 items)
Rural Development: Patchwork of Federal Programs Needs To Be Reappraised
RCED-94-165: Published: Jul 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the economic problems facing rural America, focusing on: (1) the factors affecting the economic well-being of rural areas; and (2) whether federal programs efficiently address rural economic problems.GAO found that: (1) many factors, such as sparse population, isolation, and dependence on a single industry, affect the economic vitality of a rural c...
Health Care: Federal and State Antitrust Actions Concerning the Health Care Industry
HEHS-94-220: Published: Aug 5, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) antitrust enforcement actions against hospitals; and (2) state legislation that creates regulatory programs for the approval of mergers and joint ventures among health care providers.GAO found that: (1) from fiscal year (FY) 1981 through FY 1993, DOJ and FTC challenged...
Federal Mandates: Unfunded Requirements Concern State and Local Officials
HEHS-94-110R: Published: Apr 5, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the perspectives of state and local government representatives on the impact of unfunded federal mandates. GAO noted that: (1) state and local officials are concerned with the cost of mandates, the lack of flexibility and impact of mandates on local budgets, and the absence of evidence to support the need for some mandates; (2) the c...
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...
Environmental Infrastructure: Effects of Limits on Certain Tax-Exempt Bonds
RCED-94-2: Published: Oct 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact of the volume cap on state and local investment in environmental infrastructure, focusing on: (1) national investment in drinking water, wastewater treatment, and solid waste facilities; and (2) the cap's effect on private companies' investments in those facilities.GAO found that: (1) the volume cap has not reduced nationwide investment...
Surface Transportation: Federal and State Efforts to Support Declining Intercity Bus Service
T-RCED-93-16: Published: Mar 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1993.
GAO discussed the availability of intercity bus service, focusing on: (1) the effects of deregulation; (2) the impact of route elimination on rural communities; (3) state programs to support intercity bus service; and (4) factors that could limit the use of set-aside funds. GAO noted that: (1) deregulation allowed carriers to eliminate unprofitable transportation routes; (2) by January 1993, carri...
Rural Development Administration: Patterns of Use in the Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program
RCED-92-197: Published: Jul 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) Business and Industry (B&I) Loan Guarantee Program, focusing on: (1) which states and territories are using the B&I program and why some states are not; (2) types of industries receiving B&I loan guarantees; and (3) how the B&I program has impacted rural development.GAO found that: (1) of the 50 states and 3...
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...
EPA's Penalties May Not Recover Economic Benefits Gained by Violators
T-RCED-91-69: Published: Jun 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) penalty policies and practices. GAO found that: (1) despite an EPA commitment to inflict penalties on violators and recent increases in total penalties, penalty amounts showed little relationship to the economic benefit of the violations; (2) the lack of documentation in 65 percent of the cases reviewed made it difficult to determine the ac...
Coal Mine Subsidence: Several States May Not Meet Federal Insurance Program Objectives
RCED-91-140: Published: May 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's (OSMRE) efforts to implement the federally assisted coal mine subsidence insurance program; and (2) six states' efforts to develop self-sustaining insurance programs.GAO found that: (1) after 5 years experience with the program, two of the six states that r...