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Nuclear Waste: Much Effort Needed to Meet Federal Facility Compliance Act's Requirements
RCED-94-179: Published: May 17, 1994. Publicly Released: May 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of radioactive and hazardous waste, focusing on: (1) DOE progress in submitting treatment plans and complying with the Federal Facility Compliance Act (FFCA); (2) DOE efforts to develop technologies for and provide the capacity to treat mixed wastes; and (3) additional actions needed to completely imple...
Energy Management: Inadequate DOE Monitoring of Contractors' Acquisitions From Affiliates
RCED-94-83: Published: Feb 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed two Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS) contractors' acquisitions from affiliated entities, focusing on whether DOE: (1) monitoring of contractor compliance with procurement requirements is effective; and (2) requirements for acquisitions from affiliated entities sufficiently protect the government's interests.GAO found that: (1) a...
RCED-94-49R: Published: Oct 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in implementing pilot tests for new environmental restoration management contractors (ERMC) at its Fernald and Hanford sites. GAO found that: (1) DOE has selected a contractor for the ERMC pilot test at the Fernald site; (2) DOE has not fully implemented the recommendations for improving ERMC pilot tests an...
DOE Management: Implementing the Environmental Restoration Management Contractor Concept
T-RCED-94-86: Published: Dec 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1993.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE): (1) implementation of its environmental restoration management contractor (ERMC) program for cleaning up its nuclear weapons facilities; and (2) responses to recommendations for improving the program's pilot tests. GAO noted that: (1) DOE has selected ERMC for one of its two test sites; (2) DOE selection of ERMC for its Hanford, Washington, site has...
Nuclear Science: More Planning Needed to Support Future Needs for Electric Power in Space
RCED-94-6: Published: Oct 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) plans for radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) assembly operations, focusing on: (1) where DOE plans to assemble RTG in the future; (2) the cost to overhaul the Mound facility to make it suitable for long-term RTG assembly operations; (3) how DOE will address public safety concerns about maintaining nuclear o...
Energy Management: Additional Uncosted Balances Could Be Used to Meet Future Budget Needs
RCED-94-26: Published: Oct 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) uncosted obligations, focusing on: (1) the accuracy of new uncosted obligation information; and (2) whether uncosted obligations resulting from program delays, cancellations, and downsizing could be used to offset the DOE fiscal year (FY) 1994 budget request.GAO found that: (1) DOE has made significant progress towards effectively evaluating its uncost...
Nuclear Waste: Funds Spent to Identify a Monitored Retrievable Storage Facility Site
RCED-93-199: Published: Sep 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the accounts of the Office of the Nuclear Waste Negotiator to determine if its expenditures are consistent with legislative provisions; and (2) whether Department of Energy (DOE) grants for identifying a volunteer host for a temporary nuclear storage facility are consistent with the monitored retrievable storage (MRS) program's objectives and...
DOE Management: Consistent Cleanup Indemnification Policy Is Needed
RCED-93-167: Published: Jul 12, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Energy's (DOE) approach for indemnifying its contractors against liabilities that could arise from the cleanup of the nation's nuclear weapons complex.GAO found that: (1) under the cost reimbursement approach, DOE reimburses its contractors for all allowable costs, including environmental costs, incurred in contract performance;...
Department of Energy: Cleaning Up Inactive Facilities Will Be Difficult
RCED-93-149: Published: Jun 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) program for cleaning up inactive facilities, focusing on: (1) the program's potential scope and cost over the next 30 years; (2) major problems facing the program; and (3) the current DOE approach for managing the program.GAO found that: (1) DOE could not accurately estimate how many inactive faciliti...
Energy Management: Systems Contracting Weaknesses Continue
RCED-93-143: Published: Jun 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) San Francisco Operations Office's implementation of 1989 GAO recommendations, focusing on whether: (1) systems contracts awarded by its management and operating contractors are cost-effective; and (2) the contractors' internal controls over systems contracts are adequate.GAO found that: (1) the San Francisco Operations Office has not adequately impleme...