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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 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...
Fossil Fuels: Improvements Needed in DOE's Clean Coal Technology Program
RCED-92-17: Published: Oct 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status and progress of the demonstration projects funded under approved cooperative agreements in the Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean Coal Technology (CCT) Program.GAO found that: (1) 15 of the 32 ongoing funded projects have experienced delays, cost increases, and reductions in scope; (2) most ongoing projects have not progressed far enough...
Nuclear Waste: Hanford Single-Shell Tank Leaks Greater Than Estimated
RCED-91-177: Published: Aug 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Department of Energy (DOE) or its Hanford, Washington, site contractor fully disclosed the volume of waste that leaked from the site's underground single-shell storage tanks.GAO found that: (1) DOE estimated that 750,000 gallons of liquid waste leaked from 66 shell tanks, but did not include the volume of cooling water that had been a...
Uranium Enrichment: DOE Needs to Pursue Alternative AVLIS Deployment Options
RCED-91-88: Published: Aug 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) demonstration and deployment of the atomic vapor laser isotope separation (AVLIS) program and the building of an AVLIS plant, focusing on technical, program, and economic issues.GAO found that: (1) independent experts believe that the AVLIS demonstration program will be successful, but the program will not provide the specific cost information needed f...
Energy Management: Actions To Improve Timeliness of FERC Responses to Investigative Reports
RCED-88-92: Published: Feb 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the Department of Energy's Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) investigations into allegations of improprieties involving high-level employees at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); and (2) FERC responses to the OIG reports.GAO found that: (1) OIG issued 8 reports covering the 34 allegations, 7 of which went to the FERC cha...
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: 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...