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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...
Alternative Fuels: Status of Methanol Vehicle Development
RCED-87-10BR: Published: Oct 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the methanol supply and the status of methanol vehicle development in the United States.GAO found that: (1) only 1 percent of the methanol produced in 1985 was used for vehicle fuel; (2) the total domestic methanol production capacity would meet less than 1 percent of automotive fuel demand; (3) automobile manufacturers and state...
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...
Nuclear Energy: Environmental Issues at DOE's Nuclear Defense Facilities
RCED-86-192: Published: Sep 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) identified key environmental issues at nine Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear defense facilities; and (2) evaluated the status of DOE efforts to strengthen its environmental, safety, and health oversight programs.GAO found that: (1) eight facilities have groundwater contaminated with radioactive or hazardous substances at levels higher than the propos...
Energy R&D: Current and Potential Use of Enhanced Oil Recovery
RCED-86-181BR: Published: Jun 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) domestic crude oil production and consumption; (2) current enhanced oil recovery (EOR) activities and future prospects for increased production; (3) the impact of price changes on the number of stripper wells, which are a major potential EOR resource; and (4) the effects of price changes and the Department of Energy's (DOE) fisc...
President's Fifth Special Message for Fiscal Year 1986
OGC-86-15: Published: May 16, 1986. Publicly Released: May 16, 1986.
GAO reviewed the President's fifth special message for fiscal year 1986.GAO found that: (1) the proposed deferrals were in accordance with existing authority; and (2) the President submitted one new rescission proposal which was released for obligation before the withholding period ended. GAO identified no new information, except as noted, that would be useful to Congress in its consideration of t...
Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities as of March 31, 1986
RCED-86-151: Published: Apr 18, 1986. Publicly Released: May 6, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in filling, developing, and operating the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) during the second quarter of fiscal year (FY) 1986.GAO found that the administration's FY 1987 budget included nearly $150 million for SPR development and management, but deferred about $776 million in storage-capacity develop...
GAO Work Relating to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
129211: Mar 4, 1986
GAO discussed the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), focusing on the: (1) Department of Energy's (DOE) response to GAO recommendations concerning its plan for selling SPR oil; (2) recently completed test drawdown and sale of SPR oil; and (3) DOE distribution enhancement program and its effect on drawdown capability. GAO found that, although the plan's market approach would limit oil price increase...
Energy Emergency Information Needs: Adequacy of Data Dissemination: State, Industry, and Government Views
RCED-86-58BR: Published: Dec 20, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) are meeting the energy emergency statistical data and information needs of states and industry.GAO noted that: (1) state and industry officials agreed that EIA is providing reliable and high quality data needed to allow them to properly plan for an oi...
130330: Jan 1, 1986
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 21, Issue 2, Spring 1986, discusses congressional actions on the imposition, expansion, or extension of export controls, energy conservation, auditing of refugee assistance, legal services and fees, and defense authorization...