Performance of Dredging by Contract: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Water Resources of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 7744 ... July 13, 1977

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Page 27 - A-76 dictate that the government should only account for its own out-of-pocket or incremental costs. Private industry, in contrast, is required to fully allocate all direct and indirect costs." ASSESSMENT OF IMPLEMENTATION Many government agencies are in effect ignoring the government's long standing policy of reliance on the private sector for necessary goods and services. They conduct many in-house activities that compete with private industry— particularly in defense and aerospace industries.
Page 49 - That no part of the funds herein or hereafter appropriated for works of river and harbor improvement shall be used to pay for any work done by private contract if the contract price is more than 25 per centum in excess of the estimated cost of doing the work by Government plant...
Page 27 - It also states that all purchases and contracts for supplies and services shall be made by advertising, except under circumstances specified in the act where exceptions to this general policy may be made. This bill grants unprecedented freedom from specific procurement restrictions during peacetime. That freedom is given to permit the flexibility and latitude needed in...
Page 24 - Act of 1954, usually referred to as Public Law 480. On behalf of the group I want to express our deep appreciation to you, Mr. Chairman, and the members of the subcommittee, for according us a hearing today.
Page 5 - Congress authorize and direct the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, to...
Page 40 - ... billion spent on nuclear plants is attributable to environmental pressures. The magnitude of these figures does not necessarily suggest that they are unwarranted. They do suggest, however, that environmental legislation represents a significant reordering of our national priorities which will only come about at the expense of other important objectives. It is, therefore, critical to assess whether we are getting our money's worth.
Page 39 - The Closing Circle," Barry Commoner states as the fourth law of ecology that "there is no such thing as a free lunch." This is also the first law of economics. As used by Mr. Commoner, this phrase is intended to mean that we cannot go on doing damage to the environment indefinitely withot paying a price for it.
Page 40 - NCWQ's staff estimated that by 1983 the annual benefits would be $5.5 billion or about $55 per household per year. While there are many flaws in these studies, our assessment is that they are more likely to overestimate benefits than to underestimate them. In any event, the cost of achieving the gains would amount to some $40 billion per year or about $500 per household. It is hard to justify current programs of water-pollution control legislation on the basis of these returns.
Page 34 - Street NW., Washington, DC I have been authorized in a resolution adopted by the association at its last annual meeting to present this statement in behalf of adequate appropriations for Federal improvements to our Nation's deep-draft harbors and channels in fiscal...
Page 33 - ... Government and private industry together to carry out projects for improvements of rivers and harbors. For the purpose of making the determination required by the preceding sentence the Secretary shall not exempt any work from the requirements of this section. The minimum federally owned fleet shall be maintained to technologically modern and efficient standards, including replacement as necessary.

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