Interagency relations (61 - 70 of 71 items)
Implementation of the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Reform Act of 1987
T-RCED-89-69: Published: Sep 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1989.
GAO discussed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) and the Forest Service's implementation of legislation concerning those agencies' administration of oil and gas leases on public lands. GAO noted that: (1) although both BLM and the Service determined that they needed to study potential environmental impacts and satisfy all environmental requirements before issuing oil and gas leases or approving...
Wetlands: The Corps of Engineers' Administration of the Section 404 Program
RCED-88-110: Published: Jul 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army Corps of Engineers' administration of section 404 of the Clean Water Act to determine the extent to which the Corps: (1) coordinated with federal resource agencies during the permit process; (2) identified violations of permit conditions; and (3) imposed sanctions against those who failed to obtain required permits or violated permit co...
Program To Transfer Land Between the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service Has Stalled
RCED-85-21: Published: Dec 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) and the Forest Service's implemention of the Jurisdictional Land Transfer Program, which was established in 1980 to identify and evaluate opportunities to transfer the two agencies' land management responsibilities and develop proposed legislation to effect such transfers.GAO found that BLM and the Forest Service did not meet the milestone dates w...
Interior's Minerals Management Programs Need Consolidation To Improve Accountability and Control
EMD-82-104: Published: Jul 27, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1982.
GAO undertook an overall review of the Department of the Interior's organizational structure for Federal energy and mineral resources management to determine whether: (1) the programs are organized to facilitate the accountability of the program managers who affect revenues; and (2) costs, receipts, and budget requirements are reported completely, accurately, and in a format conducive to public an...
How Much Are Agencies Doing for Archeological Preservation
117327: Jan 21, 1982
In a recent report, GAO concluded that the national archeology program was not working well. GAO stated that the Department of the Interior must provide better leadership and direction to Federal agencies and States. Without better guidance, some Federal agencies could spend billions of dollars over the next 10 to 30 years for archeological surveys, many of which may not be necessary, while other...
National Direction Required for Effective Management of America's Fish and Wildlife
CED-81-107: Published: Aug 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1981.
GAO conducted a review of specific federal fish and wildlife programs to evaluate the overall effectiveness of federal agencies' management of fish and wildlife resources and habitat to ensure that development activities have the least possible adverse effect on fish and wildlife.Several laws require federal agencies to seek the advice of the Fish and Wildlife Service on planned activities that ma...
Congressional Guidance Needed on Federal Cost Share of Water Resource Projects When Project Benefits Are Not Widespread
CED-81-12: Published: Nov 13, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1980.
Many water resource projects provide benefits to large segments of the country; however, the Corps of Engineers (CE) and the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) have built some projects that primarily benefit only a few landowners or businesses.GAO found that for CE and SCS projects, the non-Federal entity was seldom required to share a larger portion of project cost to compensate for the special bene...
The Fish and Wildlife Service's Management of the Sachuest Point and Ninigret National Wildlife Refuges in Rhode Island
CED-80-26: Published: Nov 23, 1979. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1979.
A Congressman questioned whether the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had the resources to manage two wildlife refuges in Rhode Island properly.At one site, the Service has implemented a management and development plan which would protect the habitat for wildlife while providing passive public recreation. Actions taken to enhance the area as a wildlife habitat included: (1) renovation of an existing...
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...
Endangered Species Program
108960: Apr 3, 1979
Major management improvements are needed in the following processes used by the Department of the Interior to prevent the endangerment and extinction of plants and animals: (1) listing species as endangered or threatened; (2) consulting with other Federal agencies; and (3) recovering listed species. Suggested amendments to be made to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 are discussed. In order to pr...