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 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): Fact Sheet on Three International Agreements

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): Fact Sheet on Three International Agreements

Date: June 12, 2008
Creator: Schierow, Linda-Jo
Description: The report briefly describes persistent organic pollutants (POPs), which are chemicals that do not break down easily in the environment, tend to accumulate as they move up the food chain, and may be harmful to people and wildlife.
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Wave, Tidal, and In-Stream Energy Projects: Which Federal Agency Has the Lead?

Wave, Tidal, and In-Stream Energy Projects: Which Federal Agency Has the Lead?

Date: April 29, 2008
Creator: Lane, Nic
Description: This report describes wave, tidal, and in-stream energy generation technologies — also referred to as hydrokinetic or marine energy. It discusses the recent changes in law aimed to clarify the federal role in ocean wave and renewable energy.
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Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing: U.S. Policy Development

Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing: U.S. Policy Development

Date: March 27, 2008
Creator: Andrews, Anthony
Description: This report discusses the reprocessing of nuclear fuel that refers to the chemical separation of fissionable uranium and plutonium from irradiated nuclear fuel.
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Seafood Safety: Background and Issues

Seafood Safety: Background and Issues

Date: May 28, 2008
Creator: Becker, Geoffrey S.
Description: This report provides brief background information regarding seafood safety. The report address the question; are the current food safety programs sufficiently protecting consumers, and if not, what changes should be considered?
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Chemical Regulation in the European Union: Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals

Chemical Regulation in the European Union: Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals

Date: March 19, 2008
Creator: Schierow, Linda-Jo
Description: This report discusses a new law, Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), that the European Union (EU) began to implement On June 1, 2007.
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Ethanol Imports and the Caribbean Basin Initiative

Ethanol Imports and the Caribbean Basin Initiative

Date: March 18, 2008
Creator: Yacobucci, Brent D.
Description: This report discusses the fuel ethanol consumption that has grown significantly in the past several years. The report describes the standard that requires U.S. transportation fuels to contain a minimum amount of renewable fuel, including ethanol.
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What Is the “Farm Bill”?

What Is the “Farm Bill”?

Date: September 23, 2008
Creator: Johnson, Renée
Description: This report describes the Farm Bill (P.L. 110-246, Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, which was enacted into law on June 18, 2008.
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Trade Preferences for Developing Countries and the WTO

Trade Preferences for Developing Countries and the WTO

Date: January 8, 2007
Creator: Grimmett, Jeanne J.
Description: This report discuses programs with in the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding trade between members.
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Trade Preferences for Developing Countries and the WTO

Trade Preferences for Developing Countries and the WTO

Date: March 3, 2008
Creator: Grimmett, Jeanne J.
Description: This report discusses the trade preferences and General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) most-favored-nation (MFN) requirements, World Trade Organization (WTO) waivers for preferential trade agreements, and WTO waivers for U.S. preference programs.
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Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSR): Program Overview and Issues

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSR): Program Overview and Issues

Date: April 10, 2009
Creator: Tiemann, Mary
Description: This report discusses the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments of 1996, which authorized a drinking water state revolving loan fund (DWSRF) program. The program was intended to help public water systems finance infrastructure projects that were needed to comply with federal drinking water regulations and to meet the Act's health objectives. It includes an overview of funding, allotments and set-asides, drinking water infrastructure needs, program issues, and legislative activity.
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