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Beneath the bottom line: agricultural approaches to reduce agrichemical contamination of groundwater

Description: This report discusses the agricultural practices that are contributing to the contamination of groundwater, how to develop alternative practices, it outlines major components of the water quality issues, and describes the integrating and coordinating activities of the respective federal agencies.
Date: December 1990
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Item Type: Report

Economic considerations in regulating neurotoxic substances

Description: This report discusses economic consideration in regulating neurotoxic substances which involves balancing the economic benefits of utilizing these substances commercially against their actual or potential risks to human health and the environment.
Date: April 28, 1989
Creator: Provenzano, George
Item Type: Report

How technology affects teaching

Description: This report discusses a study that provides an opportunity for teachers to speak to policy makers about their experiences with educational technology.
Date: October 1987
Creator: Wiske, Martha S. & Zodhiates, Philip
Item Type: Report

Influences on development and innovation in educational technology

Description: This report provides a look at the history of educational technology, including both successful and unsuccessful government and private enterprise projects during the past three decades. The report examines trends in technological factors and new technologies that will influence development of innovative educational hardware and software during the next five years.
Date: December 14, 1987
Creator: Brown, Dean; Kahn, Ted M. & Zauderer, Marvin M.
Item Type: Report

Innovative use of information technology in facilitating public access to agency decisionmaking: an assessment of the experience in state and local governments: final report

Description: This report contains four sections. First part discusses methods and data collection, part two presents the framework, part three presents the findings from the brief sample survey of state and local agencies they conducted, as well as data from case studies dealing with use of information technology in providing public access to local government data. Part five evaluates the consistency of these findings and comment of their relevance for federal government considerations.
Date: March 1985
Creator: Kraeme, Kenneth L.
Item Type: Report

Services in the U.S. balance of payments 1982-1984: documentation of OTA estimates

Description: This report documents the procedures and assumptions used to prepare the OTA's estimates of the impacts of services trade on the Nation's balance of payments as published in the OTA Special Report Trade in Services: Export and Foreign Revenues.
Date: July 1986
Creator: Industry, Technology and Employment Program, Office of Technology Assessment, United States. Congress.
Item Type: Report

Mapping our genes: federal genome projects: How vast? How fast?: transcript of workshop, "Issues of Collaboration for Human Genome Projects

Description: This report discusses the research and technology efforts aimed at mapping and sequencing large portions or entire genomes. It includes the implication of technologies, social and ethical issues, applications in research biology and medicine etc.
Date: June 26, 1987
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Item Type: Report

Technology, public policy, and the changing structure of American agriculture, Volume II, Part C

Description: This report considers the relationships that exist among farmers' credit use, credit policies, and various structural issues in agriculture. Different sections in this report highlight the importance of these relationships, consider the role of technology, review some of the prevailing views on credit policy and structural issues, and consider the implications for additional information.
Date: May 1986
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress
Item Type: Report

Electric power wheeling and dealing: technological considerations for increasing competition: volume II--contractor documents, part B.

Description: This report discusses the temporal and economic factors of electric utilities in United States that make transmission constrains vary with time, and material specific to the individual cases. A particular focus of the investigation was the degree to which the transmission system would limit, or be affected by, the various scenarios.
Date: March 18, 1988
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
Item Type: Report