Program management (11 - 20 of 36 items)
Opportunities for Improved Oil Recycling Still Exist
PLRD-82-113: Published: Sep 17, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1982.
In response to a previous GAO recommendation, the Department of Defense (DOD) established an oil recycling and reuse policy and guidance for the military departments and defense agencies on the collection and disposition of used oils. GAO performed a follow-up review of how DOD activities collect and dispose of used oil.Many DOD installations and activities are not following the DOD guidance. GAO...
Need for Guidance and Controls on Royalty Rate Reductions for Federal Coal Leases
EMD-82-86: Published: Aug 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1982.
GAO discussed problems encountered by the Department of the Interior in its procedures for granting or denying requests for royalty rate reductions on federal coal leases. Since 1979 the Secretary has authorized eight reductions amounting to about $12 million in reduced federal revenues. Reduction requests were precipitated by recent legislative enactments and a 2-year departmental experiment that...
The OMB Influence in Redesigning the Interior Department's Offshore Leasing and Development Program
EMD-82-93: Published: Jun 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Interior Department's proposed plan to accelerate offshore hydrocarbon leasing and development to determine the influence of non-Interior agencies in the development of the administration's program.The GAO review disclosed no evidence indicating that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had a substantial influence over the Interior rede...
Information Concerning Western Area Power Administration's Sale and Purchase of Power
EMD-82-65: Published: Mar 18, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1982.
GAO was requested to provide history, facts, and figures concerning the Western Power Administration's: (1) purchases of power from the Centralia powerplant that are marketed in California; (2) sale of power to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E); and (3) arrangements to purchase power back from PG&E, and how this relates to Western's purchase power requirements.Western markets power produced...
Implementation of the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act by DOE's Bonneville Power Administration
116852: Nov 10, 1981
GAO reported on the manner in which the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is implementing the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act, which made BPA responsible for meeting the power needs of its customers in the least costly manner, establishing programs to conserve electricity, developing renewable energies, protecting fish and wildlife, and encouraging public partici...
United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation's Project Selection Guidelines Need Clarification
EMD-81-129: Published: Aug 5, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1981.
The project selection guidelines of the Synthetic Fuels Corporation (SFC) provide information on the process for evaluating proposals, the criteria to be used, and their relationship to the requirements of the Energy Security Act. GAO provided SFC with comments and recommendations for clarifying the guidelines and for implementing the selection process.It appears that the guidelines are consistent...
DOE's Assignment of Operating and Testing Responsibilities for OTEC-1
EMD-81-92: Published: Jun 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1981.
GAO examined several contractual procedures used by the Department of Energy (DOE) in assigning operating and testing responsibilities for its ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) test facility called, OTEC-1. These responsibilities were assigned to the Energy Technology Engineering Center, which is government-owned and contractor-operated. The examination was conducted in response to questions...
Full Development of OTEC's Potential May Be Impeded
EMD-81-62: Published: Apr 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1981.
GAO reviewed selected aspects of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Program to ascertain the OTEC potential, the reasonableness of the DOE program approach, and related funding.DOE altered its program approach from researching and developing various possible OTEC options to emphasizing development of the most technically advanced systems. A comprehensive plan,...
Strategic Petroleum Reserve
114628: Mar 18, 1981
The Energy Security Act requires the President to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) at an average rate of at least 100,000 barrels per day for fiscal year 1981 and succeeding years. The Department of Energy's (DOE) fiscal year (FY) 1981 appropriation provided that the President should seek to fill the SPR at an average annual rate of at least 300,000 barrels per day or at a rate which wil...
Management Problems Impede Success of DOE's Solar Energy Projects
EMD-81-10: Published: Dec 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of its solar energy research and development (R&D) projects.GAO found that: (1) DOE has taken important steps, such as instituting decentralized management, establishing a formalized management system, and initiating an automated contractor reporting system, to improve its R&D project management; (2) solar energy projects are continuing to e...