Appropriations (31 - 40 of 92 items)
Fishery Management: Problems Remain With National Marine Fisheries Service's Implementation of the Magnuson-Stevens Act
RCED-00-69: Published: Apr 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the National Marine Fisheries Service's (NMFS) compliance with three provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, focusing on the requirements for NMFS to: (1) use the best available scientific information for fishery management; (2) take into account the economic importance of fishery resources to fi...
South Florida Ecosystem Restoration: A Land Acquisition Plan Would Help Identify Lands That Need to Be Acquired
RCED-00-84: Published: Apr 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the importance of land acquisition to the success of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Initiative, focusing on: (1) what the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force did to identify and acquire lands needed to accomplish the goals of the initiative from 1996 through 1999; and (2) what the Department of the Interior did to...
National Fish Hatcheries: Classification of the Distribution of Fish and Eggs Needs Refinement
RCED-00-10: Published: Oct 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the activities of the National Fish Hatchery System, focusing on: (1) the funding level for the National Fish Hatchery System since 1992 and the funding level's impact on operations; (2) the production level at federal hatcheries; (3) the portion of production that is used for recovery and restoration efforts; (4) the distribution of...
Environmental Information: EPA Could Better Address Concerns About Disseminating Sensitive Business Information
RCED-99-156: Published: Jun 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO: (1) provided information on the usefulness of publicly available environmental information to competitive intelligence professionals; and (2) assessed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to address industries' concerns about providing the public with access to sensitive business information.GAO noted that: (1) competitive intelligence pro...
Tennessee Valley Authority: Future Study of Lake Levels Should Involve Public and Consider Costs and Benefits
RCED-99-154: Published: May 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) management of its multipurpose tributary projects, focusing on: (1) the purposes served by TVA's multipurpose tributary projects and how TVA operates these projects within its integrated system; (2) the operational changes TVA made to these projects as a result of its December 1990 review of its project operat...
Superfund: EPA Can Improve Its Monitoring of Superfund Expenditures
RCED-99-139: Published: May 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund Program expenditures, focusing on: (1) the relative shares of Superfund expenditures for contractor cleanup work, site-specific support, and non-site-specific support; (2) the activities carried out with the EPA's cleanup support spending, particularly its non-site-specific spendi...
Forest Service Management: Little Has Changed as a Result of the Fiscal Year 1995 Budget Reforms
RCED-99-2: Published: Dec 2, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Forest Service's implementation of fiscal year (FY) 1995 budget reforms, focusing on the progress that the agency has made toward becoming more accountable for its results.GAO noted that: (1) the Forest Service's management of the National Forest System has not appreciably changed as a result of the increased flexibility offered by the FY 1995...
Recreation Fees: Demonstration Fee Program Successful in Raising Revenues but Could Be Improved
RCED-99-7: Published: Nov 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of the recreational fee demonstration program by the National Park Service (NPS), the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), focusing on the: (1) implementation of the program and the fee revenues generated; (2) program's expenditures; (3) extent to which the agencies have us...
Environmental Protection: Funds Obligated for Completed Superfund Projects
RCED-98-232: Published: Jul 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to deobligate and recover funds for completed Superfund projects, focusing on: (1) the progress that EPA has made to recover the unspent funds on the inactive Superfund contracts and assistance agreements that GAO identified; and (2) whether any additional funds that expired during 1997 for Superf...
Forest Service: Review of the Alaska Region's Operating Costs
RCED-98-106R: Published: Mar 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the costs to operate the Forest Service's Alaska Region, focusing on: (1) the region's allocation of funds for its operating costs for fiscal years (FY) 1993 through 1997 and estimated allocations for FY 1998; (2) the nature, purpose, and allocation of centralized field costs and examples of which costs caused the centralized field c...