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Nuclear Safety and Health: Nonconforming Products Are A Governmentwide Problem
T-RCED-91-9: Published: Mar 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1991.
GAO discussed contractors' supply of nonconforming products to the federal government. GAO noted that: (1) nuclear utilities installed or received such nonconforming products as fasteners, steel, fuses, pumps, valves, and circuit breakers in about 64 percent of the 113 domestic nuclear power plants; (2) nonconforming products were a governmentwide problem, since the Department of Defense, Departme...
Nuclear Weapons Complex: GAO's Views on DOE's Reconfiguration Study
T-RCED-91-8: Published: Feb 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to develop a comprehensive plan to address its nuclear weapons complex's environmental and safety problems. GAO noted that the DOE nuclear weapons complex reconfiguration study: (1) represented the first phase of a long-term effort to develop a more detailed plan and a programmatic environmental impact statement that DOE expected to complete i...
Mineral Revenues: Potential Cost to Repurchase Offshore Oil and Gas Leases
RCED-91-93: Published: Feb 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the range of potential costs to the federal government for the cancellation of 123 oil and gas leases offshore Alaska, Florida, and North Carolina.GAO found that the: (1) bonuses, rents, and associated interest ranged from $889.4 million to $970.7 million for the 123 leases, as of December 31, 1990; (2) federal government was only obligated to pay...
Oil Reserve: Some Concerns Remain About SPR Drawdown and Distribution
RCED-91-16: Published: Nov 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Energy's (DOE) Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) drawdown plans, focusing on: (1) DOE capability for withdrawing and distributing SPR oil; (2) SPR compliance with pipeline safety requirements; and (3) the status of DOE actions to correct problems previously identified by GAO.GAO found that: (1) DOE estimated that it could withdraw...
Mineral Revenues: Progress Has Been Slow in Verifying Offshore Oil and Gas Production
RCED-90-193: Published: Aug 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's actions to: (1) verify the accuracy of reported offshore oil and gas production; and (2) annually inspect certain offshore lease sites.GAO found that: (1) Interior lacked a fully operational program for verifying that sites accurately reported all oil and gas production for royalty determination purposes, but the Mi...
Energy Reports and Testimony: 1990
RCED-91-84: Published: Jan 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1991.
Growing dependence on imported oil, the need to develop new technologies to use energy cleanly and efficiently, and the tremendous problems at the Nation's nuclear weapons complex have all served to thrust the Department of Energy, and its programs, once again into the public spotlight. Because of these challenges, energy issues will continue to play a major role in economic and environmental publ...
Nuclear Safety and Health: Counterfeit and Substandard Products Are a Governmentwide Concern
RCED-91-6: Published: Oct 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) and five other agencies' practices for identifying and preventing the supply of nonconforming products, including counterfeit and substandard parts.GAO found that: (1) the supply of nonconforming products was a governmentwide problem, since all six agencies contacted found them in various components and sys...
Nuclear Safety: Potential Security Weaknesses at Los Alamos and Other DOE Facilities
RCED-91-12: Published: Oct 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the adequacy of security at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and other Department of Energy (DOE) facilities; (2) DOE oversight of contractor security forces; and (3) the feasibility of establishing federal security forces at DOE facilities.GAO found that: (1) DOE did not assess the adequacy of the replacement force at Los Alamos until 6 wee...
Comments on Smith Barney's Uranium Enrichment Analysis
T-RCED-90-101A: Published: Jul 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1990.
GAO discussed restructuring the Department of Energy's uranium enrichment program as a government corporation. GAO found that before a private company is formed: (1) the new corporation should bear the costs of modernizing old plants and cleaning up and decommissioning existing facilities; (2) Congress should consider restructuring legislation to ensure repayment of $3 billion in past costs rather...
Mineral Revenues: Shortcomings in Onshore Federal Oil and Gas Production Verification
RCED-90-99: Published: Jun 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of the Interior's inspection and enforcement program responsibility for onshore federal and Indian oil and gas lease production verification.GAO found that: (1) while the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has improved the inspection and enforcement program since assuming responsibility for it, allegations of oil and gas theft continue...