Additional Management Improvements are Needed to Speed Case Processing at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Report to the Congress
U.S. General Accounting Office, 1980 - 77 pages
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EXTENT AND IMPACT OF DELAY ON
IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED IN TECHNICAL
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According to Commission Act of l978 addition administrative law judges ALJ decisions ALJ initial decisions ALJ performance ALJ's assigned authority average backlog caseload management process Chief ALJ Commis Commission officials Commission staff Commission's Chairman complete Congress consumers critical energy current Commission rules data it requires deadlines deficient applications delegate environmental impact statements evaluate expedite the hearing Federal Power Act Federal Power Commission FERC officials FERC staff filing requirements fiscal year l979 hearing process hydroelectric licenses hydroelectric projects IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED inordinate delays interlocutory appeals intervenors issues legal review lengthy limited major management information system management studies managerial accountability monetary fines months National Energy Act natural gas OOR review parties percent pipeline rate prehearing conference preparation prior problems procedures processing delays project manager proposed recently recommendations reduce regulated regulatory process requests resolve responsibilities rulemaking sion staff review technical analysis phase technical staff tion Touche Ross unnecessary delay