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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

Establishing a 200-Mile Fisheries Zone

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) covering the the "major problems and opportunities which may occur because of the Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976" (Preface).
Date: June 1977
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

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

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

Cancer Testing Technology and Saccharin

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that, among other things, assesses "the capacity of current testing methodology to predict the carcinogenic potential of chemicals consumed by humans, with special reference to the validity of extrapolating from results of animal tests to possible human effects" (p. v). This study was done in response to the banning of the sweetener saccharin and the controversy about the testing that led to the ban.
Date: October 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Status Report on the Gas Potential From Devonian Shales of the Appalachian Basin

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of "the potential for producing gas from the Devonian shales of the Appalachian Basin" based on "plausible economic, geologic, and technological assumptions" (Foreward).
Date: November 1977
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

Enhanced Oil Recovery Potential in the United States

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) assessing "the potential of enhanced recovery techniques for freeing more of this oil [discovered oil] from the sandstone and limestone formations in which it is trapped" (Foreward).
Date: January 1978
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

A Technology Assessment of Coal Slurry Pipelines

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on the "possible effects on society of coal slurry pipeline development, a comparison of pipeline and unit train costs, and an analysis of relevant legal and regulatory issues" (Foreword).
Date: March 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Evaluation of Railroad Safety

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) evaluating the efforts made to improve the safety of the nation's railroads. The report gives "a comprehensive and systematic review of railroad safety" and assists "in current and future legislative deliberations on railroad safety" (p. v").
Date: May 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Renewable Ocean Energy Sources: Part 1 - Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion

Description: A report in a series by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) considering renewable ocean energy sources as a possible energy supply. This report focuses on ocean thermal energy conversion and analyzes the feasibility of using it and evaluates current research on the topic (p. iii).
Date: May 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Application of Solar Technology to Today's Energy Needs - Volume 1

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) reviewing "a range of solar energy systems designed to produce thermal and electrical energy directly from sunlight" and examining this technology, identifying "the circumstances under which such systems could be economically attractive" (p. iii).
Date: June 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Applications of R&D in the Civil Sector: The Opportunity Provided by the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977

Description: An assessment by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of the national research and development (R&D) activities with the intent of "understanding...how to maximize the beneficial impacts of our total R&D enterprise" (p. iii).
Date: June 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Role of Demonstrations in Federal R&D Policy

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) that "analyzes the Nation's experience with demonstration projects to provide Congress with a perspective and a set of guidelines for evaluating and shaping proposed demonstrations" (p. iv).
Date: July 1978
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

Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Medical Technologies

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) examining "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 Foreword).
Date: September 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department