Federal property management (81 - 89 of 89 items)
Federal Leasing Policy
109825: Jul 9, 1979
The initial coordination efforts between the Departments of the Interior and Energy in leasing Federal lands were discussed. GAO addressed the following areas of coordination: (1) Energy's development of production goals for energy resources and Interior's use of these goals in the development of lease schedules; (2) Energy's attempts to issue regulations in the areas of production rates, competit...
Federal Coal Leasing
109831: Jun 25, 1979
Under a new Federal coal management program, competitive leasing will begin in January 1981. The Department of the Interior estimates that there will be over 17 billion tons of coal under existing leases. GAO believes, however, that this figure may be misleading. The vast majority of leases were issued before the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act made many land areas environmentally or economical...
Issues Facing the Future of Federal Coal Leasing
EMD-79-47: Published: Jun 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1979.
As the new federal coal leasing program is implemented, the following complex issues must be considered: (1) how should a tradeoff analysis be performed when coal leasing goals conflict with environmental, socioeconomic, and economic goals; (2) who should pay the cost of achieving a balance among goals; and (3) can a less regulated private sector achieve timely, orderly, and efficient coal develop...
Coal Trespass in the Eastern States--More Federal Oversight Needed
EMD-79-69: Published: May 25, 1979. Publicly Released: May 30, 1979.
The illegal mining of federal coal, particularly in Alabama, has caused recent public and congressional concern. Published estimates of potential losses to the government, based on the value of the coal, range from $135 million to over $1 billion throughout the eastern states.Despite an awareness of coal trespass in Alabama and Maryland, and the likelihood of additional cases in other Eastern Stat...
Allegations Regarding the Small Business Set-Aside Program for Federal Timber Sales
CED-79-8: Published: Apr 5, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1979.
The small business set-aside program for sales of federal timber is administered jointly by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Various allegations concerning the set-aside program were reviewed to determine their validity.The current timber size standard used to determine eligibility to participate in the set-aside program has no f...
Information on the Acquisition of Lands for Redwood National Park
CED-77-122: Published: Aug 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1977.
The Redwood National Park Act established a Redwood National Park in California and authorized $92 million for land acquisition, providing for just compensation for lands taken in the form of cash or by exchange of federally owned property. Responsibility for carrying out negotiations and settlements with the four large timber companies was delegated to the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation.The total c...
Improvements Needed in Review of Public Land Withdrawals: Land Set Aside for Special Purposes
CED-76-159: Published: Nov 16, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1976.
The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management procedures for reviewing and revoking public land withdrawals are described, and, in particular, public lands withdrawn in the State of California are reviewed. The Secretary of the Interior and the Administrator of General Services have responsibility for reviewing the status of certain withdrawn lands. The Secretary of the Interior deleg...
Report on Review of Procedures for Development of Federal Lands at Reservoir Projects for Public Recreation, Corps of Engineers (Civil Functions)
B-118634: Published: Aug 17, 1966. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1966.
The General Accounting Office has examined into selected-activities relating to the management of Federal land for public recreation purposes by the Corps of Engineers (Civil Functions), Department of the Army. This review was made pursuant to the Budget and Accounting Act, 1921 (31 U.S.C. 53), and the Accounting and Auditing Act of 1950 (31 U.S.C. 67). Our primary emphasis during this examination...
Report to the Congress of the United States: Follow Up Review of Adjustments Made in Fees Charged for Summer Home Sites On National Forest Lands
B-152490: Published: Jan 18, 1966. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1966.
The General Accounting Office has made a follow-up review of the action taken by the Forest Service through May 1965 to adjust special-use permit fees for summer-home sites. In GAO's report of March 18, 1963, to the Congress on a review of recreation and other selected land use activities of the Forest Service (B-125053), we pointed out that, in some instances, the fees (1) were not computed, in a...