Communities (71 - 80 of 93 items)
Energy Conservation: States' Use of Interest Earned on Oil Overcharge Funds
RCED-88-51: Published: Feb 4, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) compliance with a GAO recommendation that it implement a policy requiring states to use the interest earned on oil overcharges for energy assistance programs.GAO found that: (1) DOE failed to adequately ensure that states implemented its policy requiring them to use oil overcharge interest only for energy assista...
Environmental Funding: DOE Needs To Better Identify Funds for Hazardous Waste Compliance
RCED-88-62: Published: Dec 16, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) funding for activities to comply with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).GAO found that DOE cannot: (1) specifically identify budgeted or expended RCRA and CERCLA funds, since they are not part of...
Alternative Fuels: Parachute Creek Shale Oil Project's Economic and Operational Outlook
RCED-87-126: Published: Jun 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the economic and technical viability of the Parachute Creek shale oil project.GAO found that: (1) the project's economic viability is difficult to forecast, since it will depend upon the oil prices that prevail after price supports are exhausted; (2) using recent oil price projections, the project's after-tax cash flow from 1995 through 2005 cou...
Nuclear Waste: DOE Should Provide More Information on Monitored Retrievable Storage
RCED-87-92: Published: Jun 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Energy's (DOE) plans for monitored retrievable storage (MRS) of spent nuclear fuel, focusing on whether the DOE MRS proposal provided Congress with enough information to determine whether to authorize an MRS facility.GAO found that: (1) DOE proposed an MRS system whose principal role would be waste preparation rather than long-te...
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...