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 Decade: 1970-1979
 Year: 1979
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
Analysis of Laws Governing Access Across Federal Lands
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) analyzing "the laws governing Federal land management systems, the laws specifically applicable to Alaskan lands, and the major environmental and land-planning laws that affect access across Federal land management systems" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39396/
Annual Report to the Congress for 1978
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 many changes that have taken place at OTA during 1978: new quarters, new management, new organizational structure, a new method of establishing project priorities, a new ONE-PAGER digest of each report issued, greater outreach. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39840/
Benefits of Increased Use of Continuous Casting by the U.S. Steel Industry
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of the United States steel industry, particularly various processes of casting currently used by the industry. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39397/
Computer Technology in Medical Education and Assessment: Background Report
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that reviews "the state-of-the-art of the use of computer technology in medical education and assessment" and describes "the technologies and strategies for computer-based education and assessment, the current state of medical education and assessment activities, and computer applications in medicine" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39398/
The Direct Use of Coal
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "examines the complete coal system, from extraction to combustion, including the key steps and institutions that policy can influence" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39399/
Drugs in Livestock Feed: Volume 1: Technical Report
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) over the use of drugs in livestock feed digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39400/
The Effects of Nuclear War
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) examining "the full range of effects that nuclear war would have on civilians: direct effects from blast and radiation; and indirect effects from economic, social, and political disruption" (Foreward). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39401/
Environmental Contaminants in Food
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that is "concerned with chemical and radioactive contaminants that inadvertently find their way into the human food supply" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39402/
Gasohol
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) addressing "the major technical, economic, environmental and social factors related to production and use" (Issues and Findings). Gasohol is a mixture of one part ethanol and nine parts unleaded gasoline. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39403/
Management of Fuel and Nonfuel Minerals in Federal Land: Current Status and Issues
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "examines a series of options that range from continuance of the status quo to major and comprehensive innovations in the management of mineral activities on Federal lands" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39404/
Materials and Energy from Municipal Waste
A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that addresses "important questions that have arisen about the feasibility of various approaches to resource recovery, recycling, and reuse" and presents "the results of an examination of important technological, economic, and institutional factors" (p. 3). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39405/
Open Shelf-Life Dating of Food
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes "consumers' perspectives on open-date labeling; benefits and costs; alternative systems and techniques; alternative criteria and scientific tests to establish open dates; enforcement mechanisms and liability related to open-date labeling; and options available to Congress" (p. 1). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39406/
OTA Priorities 1979, With Brief Descriptions of Priorities and of Assessments in Progress
This report describes the first priorities list developed by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) as a result of a new and ongoing process for selecting possible projects for study. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39835/
The OTA: What It Is, What It Does, How It Works, December 1979
Describes the purpose, function, and makeup of the Office of Technology Assessment. Includes organization chart with handwritten annotations. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9861/
Pest Management Strategies in Crop Protection: Volume 1
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) intending to "assess crop protection problems, current and emerging control technologies," "evaluate Federal constraints to improved pest management in the United States," and "review the problems, potentials, and impacts of the transfer of North American crop protection technology to the developing world" (p. 3). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39407/
Railroad Safety—U.S.-Canadian Comparison
This report represents a significant cooperative effort on the part of Canadian and U.S. Government agencies, railroads, and labor groups in creating mutual understanding of railroad safety policy and programs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39602/
Residential Energy Conservation
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes "the potential for conserving energy in homes in terms of energy and costs" and "reviews existing and promising technologies, and a broad set of issues affecting why these technologies are or are not used, how their level of use and effectiveness can be improved, and related Federal programs and policies" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39408/
A Review of Selected Federal Vaccine and Immunization Policies, Based on Case Studies of Pneumococcal Vaccine
The first in six reports by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that addresses "1) vaccine research, development, and production; 2)vaccine safety and efficacy; 3) cost-effectiveness of vaccination and implications for reimbursement; and 4) liability and compensation for vaccine-related injuries" (p. 4). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39409/
Selected Topics in Federal Health Statistics
A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at how information about Federal health programs is collected. Part 1 "inventories the different health data collection systems administered by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and other Federal agencies" and Part 2 "is a directory of statutory provisions that govern the collection of health data by the Public Health Service and the Health Care Financing Administration" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39410/
Technical Options for Conservation of Metals: Case Studies of Selected Metals and Products
A study by the Office of Technology Assessment that "explores the kinds and amounts of waste that occur in this Nation's use of eight critical metals and the technical options for reducing that waste" (Foreward). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39411/
Technology and East-West Trade
A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that identifies and evaluates the "economic, political, and military costs and benefits that accrue to the United States in its trade with the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and the People's Republic of China, taking account of the complex ways in which these factors interrelate" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39412/
Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System-Volume 2: Technical Report
An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "examines the automobile as a mode of personal transportation and considers issues an policy options pertaining to vehicles, highways, and related industries, services, and institutions" (p. iii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39413/
Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System—Volume I: Summary and Findings
This report analyzes the restraints of energy supply, environmental impacts, highway safety, and consumer cost on the further development of the automobile transportation system. It discusses Government initiatives that may be necessary to assure such further development. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39846/
Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System—Volume III: Public Participation
This report—volume III—presents the findings of a nationwide public participation effort conducted in 1978 in conjunction with the assessment. The intent of the public participation program was twofold: to solicit commentary on the issues, alternatives for personal transportation, and Federal Government policy options; and to facilitate the public’s participation in OTA’s technology assessment process. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39845/