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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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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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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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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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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).
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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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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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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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