Program management (111 - 120 of 302 items)
Performance Evaluation: Energy Information Administration
PART-88-1: Published: Jul 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, the Professional Audit Review Team (PART) evaluated the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) activities from October 1985 through June 1987.PART found that EIA: (1) significantly reduced its budget for quality maintenance investments from fiscal years (FY) 1983 through 1987; (2) reduced its quality control contract budget by 25 percent; (3) shifted from...
Nuclear Science: History and Management of the DOE/Air Force Small Reactor Project
RCED-88-138: Published: May 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the joint Department of Energy (DOE) and Air Force Small Reactor Project, focusing on its origin, history, and funding.GAO found that: (1) using DOE discretionary funds, the DOE laboratory at Los Alamos initiated the project in June 1983 to determine whether a small nuclear reactor could satisfy the Air Force's electric power...
Naval Petroleum Reserves-1: Data Corrections Made but More Accurate Reserve Data Needed
RCED-88-174: Published: Jun 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) actions to correct Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1 (NPR-1) production data inaccuracies which GAO believed: (1) resulted from a lack of effective internal controls; (2) caused incorrect computation of NPR-1 maximum efficient production rates; and (3) could result in the government's not receiving its entire share of r...
The Future of DOE's Uranium Enrichment Program
T-RCED-88-50: Published: Jun 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1988.
GAO discussed legislative and administrative proposals for restructuring the Department of Energy's Uranium Enrichment Program. GAO noted that program problems included: (1) unused multibillion dollar payments for electricity; (2) uranium market uncertainties; (3) aging facilities; and (4) billions of dollars in unrecovered costs. GAO also noted that the proposed Uranium Revitalization, Tailings R...
Nuclear Waste: Quarterly Report on DOE's Nuclear Waste Program as of March 31, 1988
RCED-88-163BR: Published: May 19, 1988. Publicly Released: May 19, 1988.
GAO provided its quarterly status report on the Department of Energy's (DOE) implementation of its Nuclear Waste Program for the quarter ended March 31, 1988.GAO found that: (1) DOE issued a draft site characterization plan for the Yucca Mountain site to the state of Nevada and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC); (2) NRC raised objections concerning alternative conceptual modeling of the site...
Nuclear Waste: Quarterly Report on DOE's Nuclear Waste Program as of December 31, 1987
RCED-88-99FS: Published: Feb 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1988.
GAO provided its quarterly status report on the Department of Energy's (DOE) implementation of its nuclear waste management program for the quarter ended December 31, 1987.GAO found that, during the quarter: (1) an amendment to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act terminated the site-specific activities, except reclamation, at the Deaf Smith and Hanford sites; (2) DOE closed out the existing financial ass...
Energy Conservation: States' Use of Interest Earned on Oil Overcharge Funds
RCED-88-51: Published: Feb 4, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) compliance with a GAO recommendation that it implement a policy requiring states to use the interest earned on oil overcharges for energy assistance programs.GAO found that: (1) DOE failed to adequately ensure that states implemented its policy requiring them to use oil overcharge interest only for energy assista...
Oil Reserve: Status of Strategic Petroleum Reserve Activities as of September 30, 1987
RCED-88-59FS: Published: Nov 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented its quarterly review of the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in developing, operating, and filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).GAO found that: (1) as of September 30, 1987, the SPR inventory totalled 533.9 million barrels of oil; (2) during the quarter, DOE added 6.7 million barrels of crude oil at an average fill rate of 73,000...
Nuclear Waste: Quarterly Report on DOE's Nuclear Waste Program as of September 30, 1987
RCED-88-56FS: Published: Nov 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1987.
In response to a congressional, GAO presented its quarterly report on the status of the Department of Energy's (DOE) nuclear waste program.GAO found that: (1) DOE revised the release dates for its draft site characterization plans for each proposed first repository site to allow the affected states and Indian tribes to present their concerns; (2) DOE set back the date for starting exploratory dril...
Synthetic Fuels: Status of the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project
RCED-88-53FS: Published: Nov 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Great Plains Coal Gasification Project, focusing on: (1) relevant litigation and appeals; (2) plant operating levels; (3) operating agreements; (4) project audits; and (5) plans to sell the project.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Energy (DOE) continued to operate the project following the default of the project's partnershi...