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Issues and Options in Flood Hazards Management

Description: An analysis by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that identifies "information and knowledge gaps in the management of flood hazards" and proposes "policy options for further consideration that could beneficially affect such management" (p. 1).
Date: February 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Implications of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Technology: Background Paper 1: Methodological Issues and Literature Review

Description: A background paper for an assessment for the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that closely looks at methodology and cost-effectiveness in the health care industry.
Date: September 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Impact of Advanced Air Transport Technology: Part 1 Advanced High-Speed Aircraft

Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines "the economic, environmental, energy, societal, and safety impacts of advances in the technology of high-speed aircraft, commuter, aircraft, and air cargo" (p. iii).
Date: April 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Impact of Advanced Group Rapid Transit Technology

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of advanced group rapid transit (AGRT) that looks at possibilities for "further advances in automated guideway transit (AGT) technology, and evaluates their potential impacts on various stakeholder groups" (p. iii).
Date: January 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

World Petroleum Availability 1980-2000

Description: A technical memorandum by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "estimates plausible levels of world oil production to the year 2000 and assesses the factors likely to determine which levels are actually reached" (p. iii).
Date: November 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Energy From Biological Processes

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment that examines the "energy potential of various sources of plant and animal matter (biomass)," giving an analysis of "prominent biomass issues, summaries of four biomass fuel cycles, a description of biomass' place in two plausible energy futures, and discussions of policy options for promoting energy from biomass" (p. iii).
Date: July 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Energy from Biological Processes: Volume 2-Technical and Environmental Analyses

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at the potential for biomass resources, which includes plant species and different types of human waste. This volume gives a technical and environmental analysis on the topic that complements the first volume.
Date: September 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Assessment of Oil Shale Technologies—Vol. II: A History and Analysis of the Federal Prototype Oil Shale Leasing Program

Description: The report includes discussions of political, economic, environmental, and energy-related factors that affected both the 1968 leasing attempt and its successor—the current Prototype Program. The Program’s goals are identified, and its progress and status are examined to determine if those goals have been met or are likely to be met in the foreseeable future.
Date: July 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Assessment of Oil Shale Technologies

Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment that examines the oil shale resources of the Western United States that could contribute to the liquid fuel supply of the United States.
Date: June 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S. Disaster Assistance to Developing Countries: Lessons Applicable to U.S. Domestic Disaster Programs: A Background Paper

Description: A background paper prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at the "relationship between disasters in the developing countries and natural hazards in the United States" (p. iii).
Date: January 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Alternative Energy Futures: Part 1-The Future of Liquefied Natural Gas Imports

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "addresses whether or not additional liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports should be encouraged or restricted in the context of future national energy requirements and supply alternatives" (p. 3).
Date: March 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ocean Margin Drilling

Description: A technical memorandum prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that reviews "the present plan for the Ocean Margin Drilling program and addresses questions on the merits of the program and alternatives to it" and discusses "the institutional capability of the Federal agencies which are to manage this program; the technology development aspects, and the problems and opportunities associated with industry participation" (p. 3).
Date: May 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Annual Report to the Congress for 1979

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 the year in review regarding the work in progress, organization and operations of OTA.
Date: March 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Taggants in Explosives

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes the "proposal to mandate the use of taggants in explosive materials manufactured for commercial use," looking specifically at two kinds of taggants that could possibly be used in chemical explosives (p. 3).
Date: April 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Proceedings of the Office of Technology Assessment Seminar on the Discrete Address Beacon System (DABS)

Description: The proceedings of a seminar that discussed the "impacts on the aviation system of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) proposed implementation of the Discrete Address Beacon System (DABS) and the Automatic Traffic Advisory and Resolution Service (ATARS)" (p. iii).
Date: July 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Compensation for Vaccine-Related Injuries

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that specifies what a federal program that compensates "vaccinees injured as a result of being vaccinated in public immunization programs" might look like (p. iii).
Date: November 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technology and Steel Industry Competitiveness

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that examines the U.S. steel industry, specifically the "nontechnological factors that shape the environment in which new technology is created and adopted" (p. iii).
Date: June 1980
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department