Appropriations (21 - 30 of 70 items)
Nuclear Weapons: Improved Management Needed to Implement Stockpile Stewardship Program Effectively
GAO-01-48: Published: Dec 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 2001.
The National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of Defense Programs seeks to maintain the safety and reliability of the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear testing. This report discusses the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of its National Nuclear Security Administration's Stockpile Stewardship Program, focusing on the program's plans, budgeting, organization, and life...
Hydropower Relicensing: Federal Costs Are Not Being Recovered
RCED-00-107: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed hydropower relicensing, focusing on the status of efforts to recover the costs incurred by federal agencies to administer the hydropower program.GAO noted that: (1) for fiscal years 1995 through 1998, federal agencies reported a total of about $32 million in hydropower-program-related administrative costs; (2) GAO estimates that for the 4 fiscal ye...
Low-Level Radioactive Wastes: Department of Energy Has Opportunities to Reduce Disposal Costs
RCED-00-64: Published: Apr 12, 2000. Publicly Released: May 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) management and disposal of its low-level radioactive wastes, focusing on: (1) the factors that influence DOE's decisions about the treatment, storage, and disposal of the wastes; and (2) DOE's costs to treat, store, and dispose of these wastes and the cost-effectiveness of DOE's disposal decisions.GAO noted that: (1...
Nuclear Weapons: Challenges Remain for Successful Implementation of DOE's Tritium Supply Decision
RCED-00-24: Published: Jan 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) decision to select a commercial reactor for the production of tritium and to designate an accelerator to function as a backup, focusing on: (1) whether the cost estimates used by the Secretary of Energy during the process of selecting between the tritium production technology options were comparable a...
Tennessee Valley Authority: Assessment of the 10-Year Business Plan
AIMD-99-142: Published: Apr 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) 10-year business plan, focusing on whether the 10-year plan: (1) addresses key issues facing TVA; (2) takes into consideration all applicable costs and revenue sources; (3) contains goals and assumptions that are achievable or reasonable and in line with industry estimates and expectations; and...
Department of Energy: Uncertain Progress in Implementing National Laboratory Reforms
RCED-98-197: Published: Sep 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in making needed management reforms in its national laboratories, focusing on: (1) the recommendations made by various advisory groups for addressing management weaknesses at DOE and the laboratories; and (2) how DOE and its laboratories have responded to these recommendations.GAO noted that: (1) for nearly...
Nuclear Waste: Understanding of Waste Migration at Hanford is Inadequate for Key Decisions
RCED-98-80: Published: Mar 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to develop an understanding of conditions in the vadose zone, focusing on: (1) the adequacy of DOE's current understanding of the extent to which waste materials are moving through the vadose zone; and (2) DOE's current strategy for investigating vadose zone conditions.GAO noted that: (1) DOE's own reviews c...
Energy Research: Opportunities Exist to Recover Federal Investment in Technology Development Projects
RCED-96-141: Published: Jun 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) cost-sharing arrangements it has with the private sector to fund technology development programs, focusing on the: (1) extent to which DOE requires repayment of its investment in cost-shared technology development; and (2) advantages and disadvantages of repayment.GAO found that: (1) of the many cost-shared technolo...
Uranium Mill Tailings: Cleanup Continues, but Future Costs Are Uncertain
RCED-96-37: Published: Dec 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) program for cleaning up uranium mill tailings, focusing on: (1) the status and cost of DOE surface and groundwater cleanups; and (2) factors that could affect the federal government's costs and liabilities in the future.GAO noted that: (1) DOE intends to complete the cleanup of surface and groundwater contaminatio...
Energy Management: Systems Contracting Weaknesses Continue
RCED-93-143: Published: Jun 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) San Francisco Operations Office's implementation of 1989 GAO recommendations, focusing on whether: (1) systems contracts awarded by its management and operating contractors are cost-effective; and (2) the contractors' internal controls over systems contracts are adequate.GAO found that: (1) the San Francisco Operations Office has not adequately impleme...