Appropriations (61 - 70 of 70 items)
Selected Management Activities at the Naval Petroleum Reserve, California
RCED-85-7: Published: Apr 12, 1985. Publicly Released: May 13, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain aspects of the operations of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Naval Petroleum Reserve, California (NPRC), including: (1) the process used in establishing the fee for the contractor to operate NPRC in fiscal year 1984; (2) the adequacy of NPRC audit coverage; and (3) justification for the proposed construction of additional NPRC office sp...
Interior's Report on OCS Shut-In and Flaring Wells Is Unnecessary
RCED-85-10: Published: Oct 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1984.
GAO evaluated the methodology that the Secretary of the Interior uses in allowing offshore oil and gas wells to be suspended from production or to burn off natural gas.GAO found that: (1) the Department of the Interior relies primarily on data submitted by well operators, which is verified by Interior's Minerals Management Service; (2) the methodology used for allowing offshore oil and gas wells t...
Additional Improvements Needed in Logistics Support for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
RCED-84-12: Published: Apr 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to develop an integrated logistics support system for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) storage locations. The review was made as part of a comprehensive effort to evaluate DOE performance in developing, filling, and maintaining the SPR.During initial planning and construction of the SPR, emphasis was placed upon meeting oil storage goals a...
Clear Federal Policy Guidelines Needed for Future Canadian Power Imports
EMD-82-102: Published: Sep 20, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1982.
GAO reported on the necessity of a clear Federal policy for future Canadian power imports which, since the Middle East oil embargo of 1973-74, have increased sharply and will continue to increase because of proposed new interconnections. As a result, Canadian power purchases have lowered electricity prices, increased dependence on Canadian power, reduced domestic oil use, and affected the environm...
Cleaning Up Nuclear Facilities: An Aggressive and Unified Federal Program Is Needed
EMD-82-40: Published: May 25, 1982. Publicly Released: May 25, 1982.
GAO conducted a review to determine the status of federal efforts and activities to correct decommissioning problems identified in a prior report. In addition to following up on the implementation of the recommendations for correcting these problems, GAO also evaluated how effectively Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD), and Environmental Pr...
Pitfalls in Interior's New Accelerated Offshore Leasing Program Require Attention
EMD-82-26: Published: Dec 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1981.
GAO was requested to review the Department of Interior's proposed 5-year offshore oil and gas leasing and development program. In addition to accelerating leasing, the new proposal calls for changes reducing the time for environment analyses and allowing for larger acreage offerings in lease sales. The evaluation focused on the following: (1) differences between the proposed and current programs;...
How Interior Should Handle Congressionally Authorized Federal Coal Lease Exchanges
EMD-81-87: Published: Aug 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1981.
GAO examined the experience of the Department of the Interior in handling a proposed exchange of federal coal lands involving the Utah Power and Light Company, an exchange authorized by Congress in October 1978.GAO questioned whether the company had a valid right to be issued leases and whether an exchange was even appropriate. The prior administration entered into an exchange agreement with the c...
How To Speed Development of Geothermal Energy on Federal Lands
EMD-80-13: Published: Oct 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1979.
In an investigation of the Federal geothermal leasing program, GAO specifically examined the amount of geothermal lands owned and leased by the Federal Government and activities on these lands; reasons for the relatively slow development of geothermal energy; whether the Geothermal Act of 1979 contains provisions which are major impediments to geothermal development; geothermal development on Fede...
Outer Continental Shelf Pipeline Permitting and Regulating
EMD-79-23: Published: Jan 12, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1979.
A review was made of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) pipeline permitting and regulatory functions within the Federal Government. Effective implementing regulations need to be developed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to ensure that the intent of Congress concerning nondiscriminatory access to all OCS pipelines is carried out.FERC has not aggressively carried out its responsibiliti...
House of Representatives' Amendment to the Energy Research and Development Administration's Authorization Bill for Fiscal Year 1978
EMD-77-73: Published: Sep 27, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1977.
The House amendment to the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) authorization bill would substantially affect ERDA basis for setting its price for uranium enrichment services.The House bill would not allow a government enrichment price which covers such factors as business risk and return on equity. Failure to include such a component would perpetuate a barrier to private industry...