Economic development (121 - 130 of 356 items)
Recreation Concessioners Operating on Federal Lands
T-RCED-91-16: Published: Mar 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1991.
GAO discussed the issue of concession-operated recreation services on federal lands, concerning the National Park Service (NPS), Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Forest Service, and the Army Corps of Engineers. GAO noted that: (1) since there was no single law authorizing concession operations for all six agencies, the agencies' policies regarding the ty...
Water Resources: Bonneville's Irrigation and Drainage System Is Not Economically Justified
RCED-91-73: Published: Jan 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO prepared a: (1) benefit-cost analysis of the Irrigation and Drainage (I&D) system of the Central Utah Project Bonneville Unit; and (2) financial impacts analysis measuring the federal cost of not completing the I&D system.GAO found that: (1) the federal government spent or was contractually obligated for a total of about $320 million for the I&D system; (2)...
Mineral Revenues: Potential Cost to Repurchase Offshore Oil and Gas Leases
RCED-91-93: Published: Feb 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the range of potential costs to the federal government for the cancellation of 123 oil and gas leases offshore Alaska, Florida, and North Carolina.GAO found that the: (1) bonuses, rents, and associated interest ranged from $889.4 million to $970.7 million for the 123 leases, as of December 31, 1990; (2) federal government was only obligated to pay...
Parks and Recreation: Resource Limitations Affect Condition of Forest Service Recreation Sites
RCED-91-48: Published: Jan 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Forest Service's maintenance of developed recreation sites, focusing on the: (1) extent and causes of the maintenance and reconstruction backlogs; (2) Service's site inventory system; and (3) effects of resource limitations on site maintenance.GAO found that: (1) aging facilities, increased public use, and public demand for new or modernized fa...
Mineral Revenues: Progress Has Been Slow in Verifying Offshore Oil and Gas Production
RCED-90-193: Published: Aug 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Interior's actions to: (1) verify the accuracy of reported offshore oil and gas production; and (2) annually inspect certain offshore lease sites.GAO found that: (1) Interior lacked a fully operational program for verifying that sites accurately reported all oil and gas production for royalty determination purposes, but the Mi...
Rangeland Management: BLM Efforts to Prevent Unauthorized Livestock Grazing Need Strengthening
RCED-91-17: Published: Dec 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) efforts to detect and deter unauthorized livestock grazing on public rangelands.GAO found that BLM: (1) did not know the full extent of grazing trespass on its allotments, although such violations occurred frequently; (2) identified staffing shortfalls as a major obstacle in conducting a more effective trespass...
The International Dimensions of Domestic Programs
145028: Jan 1, 1991
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 13, Summer/Fall 1991, discusses the international dimensions of domestic programs, focusing on the extent to which such domestic policies as environment, agriculture, energy, and transportation increasingly interrelate with other countries' programs and policies...
Bonneville Unit's Irrigation and Drainage System Is Not Economically Justified
T-RCED-90-108: Published: Sep 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1990.
GAO discussed whether the proposed construction of the Irrigation and Drainage (I&D) System of the Central Utah Project's (CUP) Bonneville Unit was economically justified. GAO noted that: (1) the U.S. economy would realize a benefit of only 30 cents for every dollar of project costs; (2) the I&D system would supply irrigation water to farmlands in central and southern Utah; and (3) the I&D system...
Mineral Revenues: Shortcomings in Onshore Federal Oil and Gas Production Verification
RCED-90-99: Published: Jun 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of the Interior's inspection and enforcement program responsibility for onshore federal and Indian oil and gas lease production verification.GAO found that: (1) while the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has improved the inspection and enforcement program since assuming responsibility for it, allegations of oil and gas theft continue...
Nuclear Waste: DOE Needs to Ensure Nevada's Conformance With Grant Requirements
RCED-90-173: Published: Jul 9, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) program to provide financial assistance to Nevada under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982.GAO found that: (1) Nevada opposes the DOE Yucca Mountain project; (2) Nevada spent most of the $32 million in nuclear waste act grants properly, but used $1 million of the funds for activities that were not authorized; (3)...