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 Decade: 1970-1979
 Collection: Office of Technology Assessment
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).
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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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Technology and East-West Trade

Technology and East-West Trade

Date: November 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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).
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Benefits of Increased Use of Continuous Casting by the U.S. Steel Industry

Benefits of Increased Use of Continuous Casting by the U.S. Steel Industry

Date: October 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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.
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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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Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System—Volume III: Public Participation

Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System—Volume III: Public Participation

Date: October 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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.
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Computer Technology in Medical Education and Assessment: Background Report

Computer Technology in Medical Education and Assessment: Background Report

Date: September 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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).
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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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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).
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Technical Options for Conservation of Metals: Case Studies of Selected Metals and Products

Technical Options for Conservation of Metals: Case Studies of Selected Metals and Products

Date: September 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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).
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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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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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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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Residential Energy Conservation

Residential Energy Conservation

Date: July 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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).
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Drugs in Livestock Feed: Volume 1: Technical Report

Drugs in Livestock Feed: Volume 1: Technical Report

Date: June 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) over the use of drugs in livestock feed
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Selected Topics in Federal Health Statistics

Selected Topics in Federal Health Statistics

Date: June 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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).
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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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The Direct Use of Coal

The Direct Use of Coal

Date: April 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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).
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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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Annual Report to the Congress for 1978

Annual Report to the Congress for 1978

Date: March 1979
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 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.
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OTA Priorities 1979, With Brief Descriptions of Priorities and of Assessments in Progress

OTA Priorities 1979, With Brief Descriptions of Priorities and of Assessments in Progress

Date: March 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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.
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Analysis of Laws Governing Access Across Federal Lands

Analysis of Laws Governing Access Across Federal Lands

Date: February 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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).
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Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System-Volume 2: Technical Report

Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System-Volume 2: Technical Report

Date: February 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: 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).
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Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System—Volume I: Summary and Findings

Technology Assessment of Changes in the Future Use and Characteristics of the Automobile Transportation System—Volume I: Summary and Findings

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