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Hydropower Relicensing: Federal Costs Are Not Being Recovered
RCED-00-107: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed hydropower relicensing, focusing on the status of efforts to recover the costs incurred by federal agencies to administer the hydropower program.GAO noted that: (1) for fiscal years 1995 through 1998, federal agencies reported a total of about $32 million in hydropower-program-related administrative costs; (2) GAO estimates that for the 4 fiscal ye...
Nuclear Nonproliferation: Limited Progress in Improving Nuclear Material Security in Russia and the Newly Independent States
RCED/NSIAD-00-82: Published: Mar 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Material Protection, Control, and Accounting program, which is designed to improve nuclear material security in Russian facilities, focusing on the: (1) number of buildings that have received nuclear material security systems and the amount of nuclear material that is protected under the systems; and (2) program's c...
Mass Transit: Use of Alternative Fuels in Transit Buses
RCED-00-18: Published: Dec 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the: (1) status of the development and use of alternative fuel technologies in transit buses, particularly the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) as a fuel; (2) air quality benefits of such technologies; (3) costs incurred by transit operators to use CNG buses, as well as other alternative fuels, compared with the costs to use diesel buses; a...
Department of Energy: Uncertain Future for External Regulation of Worker and Nuclear Facility Safety
T-RCED-99-269: Published: Jul 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress toward the external regulation of nuclear and worker safety at its facilities, focusing on: (1) DOE's changing positions on the desirability of external regulation for its facilities; (2) the disagreement between DOE and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the potential costs and value added of exte...
Nuclear Weapons: DOE Needs to Improve Oversight of the $5 Billion Strategic Computing Initiative
RCED-99-195: Published: Jun 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative (ASCI), focusing on: (1) whether the program is meeting its key milestones and whether hardware and software developments are adequate to date; (2) whether the program is within its projected budget; and (3) what key technical risks the program faces.GAO noted...
Fusion Research: Costs of Ending DOE's Participation in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Project Appear Reasonable
RCED-99-140R: Published: Apr 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Department of Energy's (DOE) expenses to close out its participation in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project were reasonable.GAO noted that: (1) DOE's plans for an orderly closeout of its ITER activities appear reasonable; (2) in addition to the $12.2 million appropriation provided by Congress, DOE also...
Renewable Energy: DOE's Funding and Markets for Wind Energy and Solar Cell Technologies
RCED-99-130: Published: May 14, 1999. Publicly Released: May 28, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on wind and photovoltaic technologies, focusing on: (1) how much the Department of Energy (DOE) has spent on research and development; (2) how DOE's objectives for its programs have changed over time; and (3) the characteristics of the markets for these technologies.GAO noted that: (1) since fiscal year 1978, DOE has provided more than...
Department of Energy: Cost Estimates for the Hanford Tank Waste Remediation Project
RCED-99-188R: Published: May 19, 1999. Publicly Released: May 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the differences between GAO's 1998 report on the Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Tank Waste Remediation project and a 1998 report on the same project prepared by the Pacific Rim Enterprise Center, focusing on why the two reports reached substantially different conclusions about the growth in costs for the tank waste project.GAO...
Department of Energy: Accelerated Closure of Rocky Flats: Status and Obstacles
RCED-99-100: Published: Apr 30, 1999. Publicly Released: May 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) ability to close the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site by the end of 2006, focusing on: (1) DOE's plans for accelerating the site's closure and challenges that could impede closure; (2) the condition of the site at closure and the activities that will remain after closure; and (3) the costs of closing the si...
Tennessee Valley Authority: Assessment of the 10-Year Business Plan
AIMD-99-142: Published: Apr 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) 10-year business plan, focusing on whether the 10-year plan: (1) addresses key issues facing TVA; (2) takes into consideration all applicable costs and revenue sources; (3) contains goals and assumptions that are achievable or reasonable and in line with industry estimates and expectations; and...