Appropriations (41 - 50 of 89 items)
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...
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...
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...
Nuclear Waste: DOE Needs to Ensure Nevada's Conformance With Grant Requirements
RCED-90-173: Published: Jul 9, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) program to provide financial assistance to Nevada under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982.GAO found that: (1) Nevada opposes the DOE Yucca Mountain project; (2) Nevada spent most of the $32 million in nuclear waste act grants properly, but used $1 million of the funds for activities that were not authorized; (3)...
Nuclear Safety: Concerns About Reactor Restart and Implications for DOE's Safety Culture
RCED-90-104: Published: Apr 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to restart three nuclear production reactors at the Savannah River site in South Carolina.GAO found that: (1) the site contractor submitted a restart plan to DOE that detailed actions needed for restart; (2) the plan proposed to restart one reactor in September 1990, and the other two in December 1990 and Ma...
Nuclear Health and Safety: Need for Improved Responsiveness to Problems at DOE Sites
RCED-90-101: Published: Mar 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the Department of Energy's (DOE) and its contractors' responsiveness to DOE technical safety appraisals and environmental surveys of contractor-operated facilities and sites.GAO found that: (1) DOE has conducted 48 technical safety appraisals of facilities and operations at DOE sites between 1986 and the present; (2) DOE has condu...
Federal Electric Power: Views on the Sale of Alaska Power Administration Hydropower Assets
RCED-90-93: Published: Feb 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) proposed sale of the Alaska Power Administration's (APA) assets, focusing on whether the APA divestiture method would: (1) allow the government to fully recover APA costs; and (2) reveal the full value of APA assets to potential purchasers.GAO found that: (1) APA sales agreements benefited APA ratepayers at the expe...
Federal Electric Power: Bonneville's Residential Exchange Program
RCED-90-34: Published: Feb 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) implementation of the Residential Exchange Program, which would reduce the disparity in power rates charged to residential consumers, focusing on: (1) the significance of the program to the participating utilities, the utilities' residential and small-farm customers, and BPA and its customers; and (2) BPA...
Nuclear Health and Safety: Better Earthquake Protection Needed at DOE's Savannah River Site
RCED-90-24: Published: Dec 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Energy's (DOE) ability to ensure employee and public safety in the event of a major earthquake at its Savannah River site.GAO found that: (1) DOE found many serious seismic weaknesses in the site's reactors, which were built before seismic engineering standards existed; (2) some safety-related systems, equipment, and structures di...