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Space stations and the law: selected legal issues

Space stations and the law: selected legal issues

Date: August 1986
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report suggests that Congress need not wait for the completion of the current governmental negotiations in order to begin an examination of the legal issues resulting from space station development and operation. In the near term, Congress could: 1) begin to identify those Federal and State laws which already apply to space station activities and those that Congress believes should apply; 2) begin to resolve questions of power sharing between Federal and State laws and Federal and State courts as they relate to space station activities; and 3) monitor the space station negotiations to ensure that the final space station agreements protect the fundamental rights and interests of U.S. citizens and support U.S. policies, including those related to commercial activities in space.
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Identifying and regulating carcinogens

Identifying and regulating carcinogens

Date: November 1987
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper was requested by the House Government Operations Committee and its Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations and Human Resources. In it, OTA describes policies issued by Federal agencies concerning the identification, assessment, and regulation of carcinogenic chemicals; the chemicals that have been regulated because of carcinogenic risk; the Federal Government’s carcinogenicity testing program; and the results of OTA’s analysis of the extent of agency action on chemicals determined to be carcinogenic.
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Competition in Coastal Seas: An Evaluation of Foreign Maritime Activities in the 200-Mile EEZ

Competition in Coastal Seas: An Evaluation of Foreign Maritime Activities in the 200-Mile EEZ

Date: July 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper reviews the status of the major sectors of the maritime industry engaged in EEZ activities and notes the significant trends. Basic data on the major sectors were first prepared for OTA by the Maritime Administration. OTA then conducted a survey of industry and other interested parties and prepared the analyses in the paper.
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Assessing Contractor Use in Superfund: a background paper of OTA's assessment on Superfund implementation

Assessing Contractor Use in Superfund: a background paper of OTA's assessment on Superfund implementation

Date: January 1989
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report addresses five key questions; to what extent is superfund dependent on contractors? Why depend on contracting to such a great extent? Is the extent of superfund’s dependence on contracting appropriate? Does the extent of superfund’s dependence on contracting reduce environmental effectiveness? Is superfund’s heavy dependence on contracting cost effective?
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Royalty Management Program's Auditing and Financial System: Technical Issues

Royalty Management Program's Auditing and Financial System: Technical Issues

Date: July 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A report on royalty, rental, and bonus payments from non-fuel mineral leases on public lands are a oil and gas and other fuel and major source of income for the Federal government, States, and Indian Tribes.
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Screening Mammography in Primary Care Settings: Implications for Cost Access and Quality

Screening Mammography in Primary Care Settings: Implications for Cost Access and Quality

Date: October 1991
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This staff paper examines the implications for cost and quality, as well as for access to mammography, of expanding the supply of mammographic services in the primary care setting. The special issues raised by third-party businesses that package mammography services for primary care physicians are also discussed.
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Do Medicaid and Medicare Patients Sue More Often Than Other Patients?

Do Medicaid and Medicare Patients Sue More Often Than Other Patients?

Date: September 1992
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper also responds to the request of the Congressional Sunbelt Caucus that OTA examine and judge the available evidence on whether Medicaid and Medicare patients, particularly obstetrics patients, are more litigious than other patients.
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Technologies for the preservation of prehistoric & historic landscapes

Technologies for the preservation of prehistoric & historic landscapes

Date: July 1987
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper shows, the implementation of Federal historic preservation laws with respect to historic landscapes lags far behind the effort expended on historic buildings and archaeological sites.
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State educational testing practices

State educational testing practices

Date: December 1984
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report discusses state educational testing practices. Testing as an indicator of educational attainment is a characteristic of the American educational system. While there are many questions surrounding the use of tests for various purposes, when American public policy turns periodically to focus on public education, tests tend to increase.
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Technologies for underwater archaeology & maritime preservation

Technologies for underwater archaeology & maritime preservation

Date: September 1987
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This background paper describes and assesses the role of technology in underwater archaeology and historic maritime preservation. As several underwater projects have recently demonstrated, advanced technology, often developed for other uses, plays an increasingly important role in the discovery and recovery of historic shipwrecks and their contents.
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