Appropriations (51 - 60 of 103 items)
Mineral Revenues: Options to Accelerate Royalty Payment Audits Need Further Consideration
RCED-89-167: Published: Jun 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Minerals Management Service's (MMS) audits of oil and gas royalty payments, focusing on the: (1) status of the MMS audit program; (2) effect of a 3-year audit acceleration effort by MMS; (3) MMS cost-benefit analysis that it used to support its proposal to hire contract auditors; and (4) possibility of auditor conflicts of intere...
Mineral Revenues: Implementation of the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act of 1987
RCED-89-108: Published: May 8, 1989. Publicly Released: May 31, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) implementation of the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act, focusing on: (1) BLM development of implementing regulations; (2) how BLM conducted oil and gas lease test sales, and the sales' results; and (3) the effect of royalty rate changes for competitively issued oil and gas leases.GAO found that...
Guidelines Needed for EPA's Tolerance Assessments of Pesticide Residues in Food
T-RCED-89-35: Published: May 17, 1989. Publicly Released: May 17, 1989.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) methods for assessing potential risks of pesticide residues in food. GAO found that: (1) EPA used its Tolerance Assessment System to estimate dietary exposure to pesticide residues, but it did not establish a policy to assess tolerance levels on population subgroups with the highest potential exposure to pesticides; (2) EPA developed separa...
Superfund: Analysis of Issues Concerning the Operating Industries Site
RCED-89-77: Published: Mar 30, 1989. Publicly Released: May 1, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) inclusion of a hazardous waste site on its National Priorities List (NPL), focusing on: (1) its inclusion of the entire site on NPL; and (2) the cost-effectiveness of its treatment of the site.GAO found that EPA: (1) complied with applicable laws and regulations when it defined the site's boundaries for i...
Surface Mining: Interior's Response to Abandoned Mine Emergencies
RCED-89-74: Published: Jan 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's (OSMRE) report to a congressional subcommittee on its handling of requests for emergency reclamation of abandoned mine land sites, focusing on: (1) the accuracy and completeness of the OSMRE report; (2) how long it took OSMRE to process emergency complaints; and (3) whether OSMRE-approve...
Superfund: Missed Statutory Deadlines Slow Progress in Environmental Programs
RCED-89-27: Published: Nov 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed compliance with deadlines in the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), specifically to: (1) catalog the SARA deadlines from the date of enactment through December 31, 1991; and (2) determine compliance with deadlines through March 31, 1989.GAO found that: (1) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for 78 of...
Satellite Data Archiving: U.S. and Foreign Activities and Plans for Environmental Information
RCED-88-201: Published: Sep 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. and international environmental satellite data archiving activities and plans.GAO found that: (1) the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are primarily responsible for archiving environmental satellite data; (2) the agencies expe...
Federal Land Management: Consideration of Proposed Alaska Land Exchanges Should Be Discontinued
RCED-88-179: Published: Sep 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated proposed land exchanges between the Department of the Interior and six groups of Alaskan Native corporations to: (1) assess Interior's legal authority to conduct the proposed land exchanges; and (2) examine the processes, assumptions, and methods underlying the exchanges.GAO found that: (1) Interior had the legal authority to negotiate and admi...
Superfund Contracts: EPA Needs to Control Contractor Costs
RCED-88-182: Published: Jul 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed contractor performance at 43 hazardous waste sites to determine if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had established adequate controls to ensure high-quality, cost-effective, and timely work under its Superfund remedial study contracts.GAO found that EPA: (1) lacked adequate information to evaluate contractors' work plans and proposed costs...
Environmental Protection Agency: Protecting Human Health and the Environment Through Improved Management
RCED-88-101: Published: Aug 16, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1988.
GAO performed a management review of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine how EPA can: (1) make and sustain management improvements to strengthen policy development; (2) better achieve program initiatives; (3) improve the integrity of management support systems; and (4) enhance planning for future environmental issues.GAO found that EPA actions to increase managerial and operatio...