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Inspectors General: Information on Operational and Staffing Issues

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed inspectors general (IG) to obtain: (1) information on their organizational structure, staffing, and workload; and (2) their views on current policy issues affecting them."
Date: January 4, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Securities and Exchange Commission: Amendment to Rule Filing Requirements for Self-Regulatory Organizations Regarding New Derivative Securities Products

Description: Other written product issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) new rule on filing requirements for self-regulatory organizations (SRO) regarding derivative securities products. GAO noted that: (1) the new rule would permit a SRO to list and trade new derivative securities products pursuant to existing self-regulatory organization trading rules; and (2) SEC complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule."
Date: January 5, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Securities and Exchange Commission: Regulation of Exchanges and Alternative Trading Systems

Description: Other written product issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) new rule on the regulation of exchanges and alternative trading systems (ATS). GAO noted that: (1) the rule would allow ATS to choose whether to register as national securities exchanges, or to register as broker-dealers, depending on their activities and trading volume; (2) in addition, Regulation ATS will require alternative trading systems that trade a certain volume of securities to make their best prices known to the public and allow non-subscribers access to those prices; (3) the final rule would also amend Rules 6a-1, 6a-2, and 6a-3 regarding registration as a national securities exchange; and (4) SEC complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule."
Date: January 6, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drug Treatment: Summary of Federal Programs, Funding, and Performance Goals

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federally funded drug abuse treatment programs and activities for the federal judiciary, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy."
Date: January 8, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Regulatory Burden: Some Agencies' Claims Regarding Lack of Rulemaking Discretion Have Merit

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' assertions that certain private-sector regulatory concerns were, at least in part, attributable to underlying statutes, focusing on: (1) the amount of discretion the underlying statutes gave the rulemaking agencies in developing the regulatory requirements that the agencies had said were attributable to the underlying statutes; (2) whether the regulatory requirements at issue were within the authority granted by the underlying statutes; and (3) whether the rulemaking agencies could have developed regulatory approaches that would have been less burdensome to the regulated entities while still meeting the underlying statutory requirements."
Date: January 8, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Davis-Bacon Act: Labor Now Verifies Wage Data, but Verification Process Needs Improvement

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the: (1) Department of Labor's response to the House Appropriations Committee's directive that it verify a random sample of employers' wage data submissions and select a sample of submissions for on-site data verification; and (2) likely effect of these efforts on the accuracy and timeliness of Davis-Bacon Act wage determinations."
Date: January 11, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Juvenile Courts: Reforms Aim to Better Serve Maltreated Children

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' and local agencies' efforts to improve the timeliness of judicial decisions concerning the permanent placement of foster children, focusing on: (1) the key problems in the juvenile dependency court system; and (2) state and local responses to these problems."
Date: January 11, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Civilian Marksmanship Program: Corporation Needs to Fully Comply With the Law on Sales of Firearms

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice and Firearms Safety's administration of the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), focusing on: (1) whether CMP's conversion to a private corporation and the Corporation's subsequent firearms sales were conducted in accordance with the 1996 National Defense Authorization Act; (2) the types and value of federal support provided to the Corporation; and (3) the types and number of firearms the Army transferred to the Corporation and was storing for potential transfer."
Date: January 12, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rural Development: Rural Business--Cooperative Service's Lending and the Financial Condition of Its Loan Portfolio

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) number and dollar value of business assistance loans approved by the Department of Agriculture's Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS); (2) federal government's costs associated with the agency's loans; and (3) financial condition of the agency's loan portfolio, including the losses incurred."
Date: January 12, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Supplemental Security Income: Increased Receipt and Reporting of Child Support Could Reduce Payments

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO provided information on: (1) opportunities for increasing the number of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) single-parent families receiving child support and for improving the reporting of such support to the Social Security Administration (SSA); (2) the potential for reducing SSI payments by increasing the extent to which SSI children in single-parent families are served by the Child Support Enforcement (CSE) program and have support collected for them and the extent to which support collected by CSE programs is reported by custodial parents to SSA."
Date: January 12, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Army Medium Trucks: Information on Delivery Delays and Corrosion Problems

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) program, focusing on: (1) the causes and effects of the contractor's delays in delivering acceptable trucks; and (2) the Army's actions to mitigate corrosion problems on FMTV trucks."
Date: January 13, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

National Credit Union Administration: Organization and Operations of Federal Credit Unions

Description: Other written product issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the National Credit Union Administration's (NCUA) new rule on the organization and operations of federal credit unions. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would implement changes made to the NCUA's chartering and field of membership authority by the Credit Union Membership Access Act; and (2) NCUA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule."
Date: January 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safe Drinking Water Act: Progress and Future Challenges in Implementing the 1996 Amendments

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) status of efforts and progress made by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the states in addressing the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996; and (2) future challenges facing EPA and the states in their efforts to do so."
Date: January 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Surface Infrastructure: High-Speed Rail Projects in the United States

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of high-speed rail development in the United States, focusing on: (1) project plans for the Florida corridor for which detailed studies on building a new high-speed rail system between Miami, Orlando, and Tampa have begun; (2) the estimated cost, financing, ridership, and schedule for the Florida Overland Express (FOX) rail project; (3) the status of a new federal transportation infrastructure financing program and how federal funding decisions for the FOX project might affect the new program; and (4) the status of other planned high-speed rail corridors in the United States."
Date: January 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aviation Competition: Effects on Consumers from Domestic Airline Alliances Vary

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the status of the proposed alliances to be formed by the six largest U.S. airlines; (2) the potential beneficial and harmful effects on consumers; and (3) the authority of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to review these alliances and the status of their reviews."
Date: January 15, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Award of Indian Health Professions Scholarships

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated: (1) the Indian Health Service (IHS) award of Indian Health Professions Scholarships (graduate scholarships) pursuant to 25 U.S.C. section 1613a of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act."
Date: January 15, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Judiciary: Information on the Use of Recalled Magistrate and Bankruptcy Judges

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) whether the demand for recalled magistrate and bankruptcy judges has exceeded the number of judges available to serve in recalled positions; (2) whether the courts that recalled judges had judgeship vacancies or higher than average weighted case filings; and (3) the approximate 1-year cost savings associated with using a recalled judge rather than filling a full-time judgeship position."
Date: January 15, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lead Poisoning: Federal Health Care Programs Are Not Effectively Reaching At-Risk Children

Description: A chapter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the risk of lead poisoning faced by young children served by federal health care programs; (2) the extent to which children served by these programs have been screened for this condition; (3) key reasons why screenings may not be occurring; and (4) problems that federal health care programs face in ensuring that children who have harmful lead levels in their blood receive timely follow-up treatment and other services."
Date: January 15, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Financial Management: Problems in Accounting for Navy Transactions Impair Funds Control and Financial Reporting

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the effects of in-transit disbursements on the Navy's funds control and financial reporting."
Date: January 19, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Comments on Whether EPA Interim Guidance Is a Rule Under the Congressional Review Act]

Description: Other written product issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO provided information on whether interim guidance for investigating Title VI administrative complaints challenging permits issued by the Environmental Protection Agency is a rule under the Congressional Review Act portion of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act (SBREFA). GAO held that, irrespective of whether or not in isolation the second portion of the interim guidance is properly viewed as procedural, considered as a whole, the interim guidance clearly affects the rights of non-agency parties. Thus, it constitutes a rule under SBREFA subject to congressional review."
Date: January 20, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Aviation Administration: Issues Concerning the Reauthorization of Aviation Programs

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the issues being considered in the proposed legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) aviation programs, focusing on: (1) air traffic control modernization program; (2) efforts to make its computer systems ready for the year 2000; (3) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding; (4) aviation safety and security measures; and (5) efforts to enhance aviation competition."
Date: January 20, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Pollution: Proposed Pretreatment Standards for Industrial Laundries

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the dispute between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the industrial laundry industry regarding EPA's cost benefit analyses of its proposed pretreatment standards, focusing on: (1) EPA's implementation of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA); (2) the significant differences between EPA's and the industry's cost estimates of this proposed regulation; (3) ascertaining how EPA estimated the benefits of the proposed rule and disclosed the uncertainties associated with the accuracy of its estimates; and (4) how EPA's analysis supports its belief that the agency has chosen the least costly, most cost-effective, or least burdensome regulatory alternative."
Date: January 20, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Readiness Improving, But Critical Risks Remain

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the progress being made in addressing the year 2000 computing challenge and outlined the actions that need to be taken to ensure a smooth conversion to the next century."
Date: January 20, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness Improving, But Much Work Remains to Avoid Major Disruptions

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the year 2000 risks facing the nation; (2) the federal government's progress and remaining challenges in correcting its systems; (3) state and local government year 2000 issues; and (4) the readiness of key public infrastructures and economic sectors."
Date: January 20, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department