Auditing and Financial Management:
Central Utah Project Cost Allocations
RCED-94-65R, Jan 25, 1994
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the development of cost accounting standards for the Department of the Interior to follow in allocating costs for the Central Utah Project (CUP). GAO found that: (1) the cost accounting standards developed by the Cost Accounting Standards Board provide a sound basis for allocating CUP costs and additional standards are not needed; (2) its audit of the CUP cost allocation will determine whether Interior's cost allocation methodology is based on the Board's standards and whether Interior properly applies the cost allocation methodology; and (3) the Bureau of Reclamation's experience with the Central Valley Project's cost allocation should be helpful to Interior in allocating CUP costs.