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 Resource Type: Report
 Decade: 1980-1989
 Year: 1980
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
Alternative Energy Futures: Part 1-The Future of Liquefied Natural Gas Imports

Alternative Energy Futures: Part 1-The Future of Liquefied Natural Gas Imports

Date: March 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "addresses whether or not additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports should be encouraged or restricted in the context of future national energy requirements and supply alternatives" (p. 3).
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Annual Report to the Congress for 1979

Annual Report to the Congress for 1979

Date: March 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report includes statements by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the board, TAAC Chairman, and the director of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). The report discusses the year in review regarding the work in progress, organization and operations of OTA.
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An Assessment of Oil Shale Technologies

An Assessment of Oil Shale Technologies

Date: June 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment that examines the oil shale resources of the Western United States that could contribute to the liquid fuel supply of the United States.
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Assessment of Oil Shale Technologies—Vol. II: A History and Analysis of the Federal Prototype Oil Shale Leasing Program

Assessment of Oil Shale Technologies—Vol. II: A History and Analysis of the Federal Prototype Oil Shale Leasing Program

Date: July 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The report includes discussions of political, economic, environmental, and energy-related factors that affected both the 1968 leasing attempt and its successor—the current Prototype Program. The Program’s goals are identified, and its progress and status are examined to determine if those goals have been met or are likely to be met in the foreseeable future.
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Compensation for Vaccine-Related Injuries

Compensation for Vaccine-Related Injuries

Date: November 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that specifies what a federal program that compensates "vaccinees injured as a result of being vaccinated in public immunization programs" might look like (p. iii).
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Conservation and Solar Energy Programs of the Department of Energy: A Critique

Conservation and Solar Energy Programs of the Department of Energy: A Critique

Date: June 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "evaluates the progress and direction of a number of conservation and solar energy programs, in order to provide an overview of the balance and long-range contribution of these efforts, and to discover if the programs are coherently linked to goals set by Congress and the administration" (p. iii).
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Criteria for Evaluating the Implementation Plan Required By the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977: A Background Paper

Criteria for Evaluating the Implementation Plan Required By the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977: A Background Paper

Date: January 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 and "identifies 14 basic issues or conflicts with which th [sic] implementation plan must cope in order to achieve its objectives" (Introduction).
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Energy From Biological Processes

Energy From Biological Processes

Date: July 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment that examines the "energy potential of various sources of plant and animal matter (biomass)," giving an analysis of "prominent biomass issues, summaries of four biomass fuel cycles, a description of biomass' place in two plausible energy futures, and discussions of policy options for promoting energy from biomass" (p. iii).
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Energy from Biological Processes: Volume 2-Technical and Environmental Analyses

Energy from Biological Processes: Volume 2-Technical and Environmental Analyses

Date: September 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at the potential for biomass resources, which includes plant species and different types of human waste. This volume gives a technical and environmental analysis on the topic that complements the first volume.
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Forecasts of Physician Supply and Requirements

Forecasts of Physician Supply and Requirements

Date: April 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "evaluates the assumptions, methods, and results of the two current models used to forecast the number and kinds of physicians the country is likely to need and have" in order to aid Congress in creating policies of health services and health resources (p. iii).
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Impact of Advanced Air Transport Technology: Part 1 Advanced High-Speed Aircraft

Impact of Advanced Air Transport Technology: Part 1 Advanced High-Speed Aircraft

Date: April 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines "the economic, environmental, energy, societal, and safety impacts of advances in the technology of high-speed aircraft, commuter, aircraft, and air cargo" (p. iii).
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Impact of Advanced Group Rapid Transit Technology

Impact of Advanced Group Rapid Transit Technology

Date: January 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of advanced group rapid transit (AGRT) that looks at possibilities for "further advances in automated guideway transit (AGT) technology, and evaluates their potential impacts on various stakeholder groups" (p. iii).
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The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology

Date: August 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes the "feasibility, implications, and usefulness of cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis in health care decisionmaking" (p. iii).
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The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 1: Methodological Issues and Literature Review

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 1: Methodological Issues and Literature Review

Date: September 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A background paper for an assessment for the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that closely looks at methodology and cost-effectiveness in the health care industry.
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The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 3: The Efficacy and Cost Effectiveness of Psychotherapy

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 3: The Efficacy and Cost Effectiveness of Psychotherapy

Date: October 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An background paper for an assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "emphasizes methodological issues related to the assessment of psychotherapy and the use of cost-effectiveness/cost-benefit analysis (CEA/CBA) to evaluate psychotherapy's worth" (Summary).
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The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background paper 4: The Management of Health Care Technology in Ten Countries

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background paper 4: The Management of Health Care Technology in Ten Countries

Date: October 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at the "general and specific public public policies that affect the development and diffusion of medical technologies" of nine industrialized countries, which are then compared to those of the U.S. (p. 5).
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Issues and Options in Flood Hazards Management

Issues and Options in Flood Hazards Management

Date: February 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An analysis by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that identifies "information and knowledge gaps in the management of flood hazards" and proposes "policy options for further consideration that could beneficially affect such management" (p. 1).
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Ocean Margin Drilling

Ocean Margin Drilling

Date: May 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A technical memorandum prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that reviews "the present plan for the Ocean Margin Drilling program and addresses questions on the merits of the program and alternatives to it" and discusses "the institutional capability of the Federal agencies which are to manage this program; the technology development aspects, and the problems and opportunities associated with industry participation" (p. 3).
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Proceedings of the Office of Technology Assessment Seminar on the Discrete Address Beacon System (DABS)

Proceedings of the Office of Technology Assessment Seminar on the Discrete Address Beacon System (DABS)

Date: July 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: The proceedings of a seminar that discussed the "impacts on the aviation system of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) proposed implementation of the Discrete Address Beacon System (DABS) and the Automatic Traffic Advisory and Resolution Service (ATARS)" (p. iii).
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Recent Developments in Ocean Thermal Energy

Recent Developments in Ocean Thermal Energy

Date: April 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A memorandum prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that updates the status of the study of Ocean Thermal Conversion.
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Taggants in Explosives

Taggants in Explosives

Date: April 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes the "proposal to mandate the use of taggants in explosive materials manufactured for commercial use," looking specifically at two kinds of taggants that could possibly be used in chemical explosives (p. 3).
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Technology and Steel Industry Competitiveness

Technology and Steel Industry Competitiveness

Date: June 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines the U.S. steel industry, specifically the "nontechnological factors that shape the environment in which new technology is created and adopted" (p. iii).
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U.S. Disaster Assistance to Developing Countries: Lessons Applicable to U.S. Domestic Disaster Programs: A Background Paper

U.S. Disaster Assistance to Developing Countries: Lessons Applicable to U.S. Domestic Disaster Programs: A Background Paper

Date: January 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A background paper prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at the "relationship between disasters in the developing countries and natural hazards in the United States" (p. iii).
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World Petroleum Availability 1980-2000

World Petroleum Availability 1980-2000

Date: November 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A technical memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "estimates plausible levels of world oil production to the year 2000 and assesses the factors likely to determine which levels are actually reached" (p. iii).
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