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 Decade: 1970-1979
 Year: 1979
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
The OTA: What It Is, What It Does, How It Works, December 1979

The OTA: What It Is, What It Does, How It Works, December 1979

Date: December 1979
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: Describes the purpose, function, and makeup of the Office of Technology Assessment. Includes organization chart with handwritten annotations.
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Railroad Safety—U.S.-Canadian Comparison

Railroad Safety—U.S.-Canadian Comparison

Date: August 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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.
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Management of Fuel and Nonfuel Minerals in Federal Land: Current Status and Issues

Management of Fuel and Nonfuel Minerals in Federal Land: Current Status and Issues

Date: April 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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).
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A Review of Selected Federal Vaccine and Immunization Policies, Based on Case Studies of Pneumococcal Vaccine

A Review of Selected Federal Vaccine and Immunization Policies, Based on Case Studies of Pneumococcal Vaccine

Date: September 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Open Shelf-Life Dating of Food

Open Shelf-Life Dating of Food

Date: August 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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).
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Gasohol

Gasohol

Date: September 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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.
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Materials and Energy from Municipal Waste

Materials and Energy from Municipal Waste

Date: July 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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).
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Environmental Contaminants in Food

Environmental Contaminants in Food

Date: December 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
The Effects of Nuclear War

The Effects of Nuclear War

Date: May 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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).
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Pest Management Strategies in Crop Protection: Volume 1

Pest Management Strategies in Crop Protection: Volume 1

Date: October 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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).
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