1. Please define cost allocation for operational assets. What are the various time-based and activity-based methods used to allocate these costs? How does cost allocation differ for fixed assets, intangible assets, and natural resources?
2. What is cost allocation as it relates to operational assets? How do we allocate the cost of an operational asset?
3. What is impairment of operational assets? How do we determine whether an impairment exists? How do we find out the impairment loss? Goodwill impairment has special accounting rules. Please analyze SFAS No. 142 and its provisions relative to goodwill.
4. What is impairment? How does it relate to operational assets?