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Comments on H.R. 325
B-201962: Published: May 22, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO was requested to comment on proposed legislation to provide for the inclusion of certain federal entities in the budget totals. GAO believes that early legislative action is needed to put the federally owned off-budget activities and spending into the budget's totals as soon as possible. It was noted that the bill does not provide for inclusion of the Synthetic Fuels Corporation in the budget...
Council of Energy Resource Tribes Federally Supported Activities
B-201885: Published: Jan 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
The U.S. Uranium Enrichment Services Program
126492: Mar 21, 1985
GAO discussed its views concerning recent intiatives and proposals in the Department of Energy's (DOE) uranium enrichment program. The program's competitive position has steadily deteriorated in recent years due to: (1) differences in the market environment since the full-cost recovery requirement for the program was established; (2) lower prospects for growth in the nuclear power industry; (3) fo...
Department of Energy Implementation of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982
126343: Mar 5, 1985
GAO discussed its recently issued reports on Department of Energy (DOE) efforts to implement the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. In those reports, GAO noted that DOE has made significant progress toward implementing major legislative requirements. However, although DOE is required to make a formal recommendation as to the proposed site for the first nuclear waste repository by January 1, 1985, it does n...
Financial Status of the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project
RCED-85-70: Published: Feb 21, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain aspects of the financial viability of the Great Plains coal gasification project. Specifically, the report examined the financial status of the project as shown in Great Plains' May 1984 cash-flow projection to the Department of Energy and the effect of proposed assistance from the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation (SFC) on the project's fin...
Status of the Department of Energy's Implementation of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 as of December 31, 1984
RCED-85-65: Published: Jan 31, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Department of Energy's (DOE) implementation of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act for the quarter ending December 31, 1984. The report discussed DOE progress in meeting legislative deadlines, the status of the Nuclear Waste Fund, program management, information system development, and federal relations with the states and tribes.GAO found that...
Department of Energy's Initial Efforts To Implement the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982
RCED-85-27: Published: Jan 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to implement the Nuclear Waste Policy Act in the areas of: (1) identifying waste disposal sites; (2) financing the waste disposal program through user fees; and (3) establishing an organization to carry out the program.GAO found that DOE met its statutory milestones for notifying the affected states that it identified repository locations for f...
Status of DOE Implementation of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 as of September 30, 1984
RCED-85-42: Published: Oct 19, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on: (1) the progress which the Department of Energy (DOE) is making in meeting deadlines legislated by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act; (2) the status of the Nuclear Waste Fund; and (3) DOE management reorganization, information system development, and personnel initiatives.The act established several program requirements and set deadlines for DOE...
Overview of Selected Civilian Agencies' Progress in Achieving Energy Conservation
RCED-84-200: Published: Sep 21, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the efforts of 10 civilian agencies to meet established energy conservation goals to: (1) reduce overall energy use in existing buildings by 20 percent by 1985; (2) make all cost-effective retrofits to existing buildings by 1990; (3) make new buildings 45 percent more efficient than buildings existing in 1975; and (4) reduce petroleum use by 30...
Further Actions Needed To Improve Emergency Preparedness Around Nuclear Powerplants
RCED-84-43: Published: Aug 1, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1984.
GAO reported on the adequacy of federal, state, and local offsite emergency planning and preparedness for mitigating the consequences of a nuclear power plant accident.GAO concluded that, although progress has been made since the Three Mile Island accident in 1979, more can and should be done. GAO found that state and local emergency preparedness plans were developed and tested for all 54 operatin...