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Transportation of Liquefied Natural Gas

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment assessing the transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be used "in consideration of major new projects for the importation of natural gas, and of the competing alternatives for transporting natural gas from Alaska through Canada...or through Alaska only and thence via LNG tankers to the lower 48 States" (p. v).
Date: September 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Impact of a Department of Education on Federal Science & Technology Activities

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) examining "a range of congressional options available for ensuring the integrity of the educational process for professional scientists and engineers is maintained" during the creation of the Department of Education (p. iii).
Date: August 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Open Shelf-Life Dating of Food

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).
Date: August 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oil Transportation by Tankers: An Analysis of Marine Pollution and Safety Measures

Description: A report prepared by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) presenting "a factual background on tankers and a discussion of issues related to the safety of tanker operation and the potential presented by tankers for introducing polluting oil into the marine environment" (p. xv). The report investigates broad issues and suggests possible alternatives.
Date: July 1975
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nutrition Research Alternatives

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that analyzes "nutrition research alternatives-alternative goals and priorities, alternative definitions and funding, and alternative research personnel requirements" (p. iii).
Date: September 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nuclear Proliferation and Safeguards

Description: A study by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks at nuclear proliferation and "seeks to facilitate an understanding of the problem and its implications, in terms of both a comprehensive overview and a detailed indepth analysis of key elements" (p. 7).
Date: June 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Technology and East-West Trade

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).
Date: November 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

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).
Date: April 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Materials and Energy from Municipal Waste

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).
Date: July 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Preliminary Analysis of the IRS Tax Administration System

Description: A review by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of a proposal by the Internal Revenue Service for new computerized tax administration systems. The proposal is reviewed and investigated, with suggestions and proposals given by the OTA.
Date: March 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Preliminary Assessment of the National Crime Information Center and the Computerized Criminal History System

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) concerning the growing use of computer and communications technology to the criminal justice system, analyzing possible issues that could arise in the Federal-State system (p. iii).
Date: December 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Policy Implications of Medical Information Systems

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) in response to the rising costs of medical care that assesses the "policy implications of computer-based medical information systems" (p. v).
Date: December 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Policy Implications of the Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that looks specifically at the Computed Tomography (CT) scanner and examines "current Federal policies and current medical practices to determine whether a reasonable amount of justification should be provided before costly new medical technologies and procedures are put into general use," (quoted from p. iii).
Date: November 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Perspectives on Federal Retail Food Grading

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "evaluates changes and modifications in the present grading system which would facilitate consumer choices, examines the major issues associated with these changes, and outlines alternative approaches to implementing these changes" (p. ii).
Date: June 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pest Management Strategies in Crop Protection: Volume 1

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).
Date: October 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gasohol

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.
Date: September 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development of Medical Technology: Opportunities for Assessment

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) examining the human and financial costs to the healthcare system caused by research and development. It "discusses possibilities for and obstacles to assessing the social impacts of new medical technologies during the stages of research and development that precede their wiespread acceptance" (p. 3).
Date: August 1976
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Financial Viability of Conrail

Description: A review prepared by the the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) based on the Final System Plan of the Consolidated Rail Corporation (ConRail) of 1974. It "examines "the critical assumptions affecting ConRail's financial viability using background data developed by USRA, the views of the key parties and independent analysis" (p.1).
Date: September 1975
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Annual Report to the Congress for 1977

Description: This report describes these projects in detail: the spread of nuclear materials and weapons-making capability, cancer-testing technology and saccharin, the implications of the Carter Administration’s National Energy Plan, the trade-offs between individual rights and massive computerization of the Nation’s tax information system, ways to spur research on increasing the supply of food, the prospects of solar technology.
Date: March 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Annual Report to the Congress for 1978

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.
Date: March 1979
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department