Appropriations (71 - 80 of 89 items)
Nuclear Waste: Institutional Relations Under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982
RCED-87-14: Published: Feb 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request to assess the Department of Energy's (DOE) relations with the states and Indian tribes that its Nuclear Waste Repository Program affects, GAO: (1) identified the states' and tribes' concerns with the program, including their level of participation in the decisionmaking process for waste sites; (2) examined the DOE program for involving states and tribes and t...
Energy Regulation: More Effort Needed To Recover Costs and Increase Hydropower User Charges
RCED-87-12: Published: Nov 25, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) responsibilities under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to assess and collect three annual charges from licensees participating in its hydropower licensing program.GAO found that: (1) FERC has taken steps to increase its administrative cost collection by including other federal agency costs in its an...
Nuclear Waste: Unresolved Issues Concerning Hanford's Waste Management Practices
RCED-87-30: Published: Nov 4, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management and disposal of defense nuclear waste at its Hanford, Washington, facility to determine how Hanford complies with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).RCRA regulates hazardous waste from...
Energy Regulation: DOE Should Ensure Oil Industry Retains Records To Resolve Violations
RCED-86-153: Published: Aug 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) development and implementation of the Economic Regulatory Administration's (ERA) rule amending the recordkeeping requirements for the oil industry to determine whether DOE: (1) risked the loss of records needed to resolve alleged violations by issuing the rule in January 1985; and (2) had an adequa...
Energy Regulation: Hydropower Impacts on Fish Should Be Adequately Considered
RCED-86-99: Published: May 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the adequacy of the 30-day period that agencies are given to request a hearing after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issues an order authorizing the construction and operation of a hydroelectric project; and (2) the FERC role in determining whether fish protection measures are working properly.GAO found that: (1) federal and st...
Nuclear Safety: Safety Analysis Reviews for DOE's Defense Facilities Can Be Improved
RCED-86-175: Published: Jun 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the adequacy of the Department of Energy's (DOE) safety analysis reviews (SAR) for its existing nuclear defense facilities. GAO examined eight facilities to determine the effectiveness of DOE efforts to protect workers and the environment.GAO found that: (1) DOE did not approve the reviews for three of the eight facilities, each of which had the...
Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Low Oil Prices Favor Increased Purchases
RCED-86-158: Published: May 22, 1986. Publicly Released: May 22, 1986.
GAO commented on the Department of Energy's (DOE) plans to stop filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in July 1986: (1) as a budget-cutting measure; and (2) because it believes it will have stored sufficient oil to meet a 90-day contingency supply commitment to cover import disruptions.GAO found that SPR will have an inventory level of 502 million barrels of oil, which will meet the 90-day...
Nuclear Science: Information on DOE Accelerators Should Be Better Disclosed in the Budget
RCED-86-79: Published: Apr 9, 1986. Publicly Released: May 8, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on issues concerning: (1) the size and nature of the Department of Energy's (DOE) investment, prior to congressional approval, in new high-energy and nuclear physics accelerator facilities or major upgrades; and (2) the events and procedures leading to DOE review and approval for building a continuous electron beam accelerator facility.GAO found...
Nuclear Science: DOE Should Provide More Control in Its Accelerator Selection Process
RCED-86-108: Published: Apr 4, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) review and selection process for approving the Southeastern Universities Research Association's proposal to plan, manage, and operate a continuous electron beam accelerator facility (CEBAF).GAO found that DOE used unsolicited proposals in selecting the facility's design, which resulted in DOE: (1) approving a contra...
Mineral Revenues: Delays in Processing and Disbursing Onshore Oil and Gas Bid Revenues
RCED-86-69: Published: Mar 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's procedures for: (1) depositing and processing bid revenues from offshore and onshore competitive oil and gas lease sales; and (2) disbursing onshore bid revenues to the states.GAO found that Interior's procedures and guidelines for depositing and processing offshore bid revenues were adequate, but the procedures for depositing, processing, and disbursi...