Tag Archives: Bureau of Reclamation

Audit of Cooperative Agreement Between the Bureau of Reclamation and the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

Link: Memorandum The audit identified a total of $1,440,748 in questioned costs, as well as the need for increased oversight by USBR. OIG offers six recommendations to help USBR resolve the questioned costs and improve its operations with LBST. USBR agreed … Continue reading

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OIG Audit Questions More than $1.4M in Expenditures by Lower Brule Sioux Tribe under Bureau of Reclamation Contract

Here is the audit page, and the audit itself. From the description: We audited the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe’s (LBST) interim incurred costs on Cooperative Agreement No. R95AV60020 with the Bureau of Reclamation (USBR). The agreement was issued by USBR … Continue reading

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Brutal, Tragic Case Out of Yakama: Government Limits Liability for Negligent Death of Teenage JobsCorps Worker

Here are the materials in Challinor v. United States (E.D. Wash.), where the court concludes: In summary, because the Estate’s FTCA negligence claims colorably fall within FECA’s scope, the Court must dismiss this lawsuit for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. See Moe, 326 … Continue reading

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Quechan v. Dept. of Interior (D. Ariz.) — Arizona Clean Fuels Refinery

From Indianz [see the briefs and opinion below the fold]: A federal judge has dismissed the Quechan Nation’s lawsuit over a proposed oil refinery in Arizona. The tribe said the Bureau of Reclamation, an agency of the Interior Department, failed … Continue reading

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