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Land Title Evidence, Qualifications of Abstracters, and Title Companies
B-168106: Published: Mar 5, 1974. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1983.
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Sharing the Cost of Making Federal Water Project Feasibility Studies
RCED-83-18: Published: Dec 6, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1982.
GAO discussed feasibility studies undertaken by the Federal government to resolve water resources problems and the factors affecting the study outcome. The purpose of the review was to determine how frequently studies did not identify acceptable solutions and why.GAO estimated that, during the past 17 years, Federal agencies have spent about $100 million on water project feasibility studies. In it...
Need To Strengthen Coordination of Ocean Pollution Research
CED-82-108: Published: Jul 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1982.
GAO conducted a review to determine whether the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) implementation of the National Ocean Pollution Planning Act had improved the coordination of federal ocean pollution research development and monitoring.NOAA has made considerable progress toward implementing the act. It has: (1) issued a plan and one revision containing extensive catalogs of f...
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...
Lands in the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area Should Be Returned to Private Ownership
CED-81-10: Published: Jan 22, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1981.
GAO was requested to examine the land acquisition and management practices of the National Park Service (NPS) at Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. Through the law which established this area, it was congressional intent that land acquisition costs be minimal, that a private community in the recreation area continue to exist, that commercial development not be eliminated, and that additional co...
More and Better Uses Could Be Made of Billions of Gallons of Water by Improving Irrigation Delivery Systems
CED-77-117: Published: Sep 2, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1977.
Agricultural irrigation uses 83 percent of water consumed in the United States. Large amounts of water transported to farms are wasted annually because of inefficient delivery systems which seep water.The seepage problem exists throughout the West and causes a loss of water for beneficial purposes. Federal projects supply water to only about one-fifth of the total irrigated western lands and, ther...
Water Resources Planning, Management, and Development: What Are the Nation's Water Supply Problems and Issues?
CED-77-100: Published: Jul 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1977.
The development of solutions to the serious water problems facing the United States poses challenges for the establishment of priorities and responsive implementing programs. Issues and concerns related to water and water-related programs which merit attention include: (1) Are existing water resource plans and programs adequate to meet the competing demands for water uses? (2) Do water agencies an...