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OSHA State Plans: In Brief, with Examples from California and Arizona

Description: This report examines various state plans under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), which authorizes states to establish their own occupational safety and health plans and preempt standards established and enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA must approve state plans if they are "at least as effective" as OSHA's standards and enforcement. The report provides specific examples from California and Arizona
Date: June 3, 2016
Creator: Szymendera, Scott D.
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Pay Secrecy

Description: This issue brief discusses pay secrecy policies that nearly half of workers nationally reported that they were either contractually forbidden or strongly discouraged from discussing their pay with their colleagues. Includes a listing of state laws that protect employees in discussing pay and compensation.
Date: June 2016
Creator: United States. Department of Labor.
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Proceedings of the 2014 NOAA Economics of Protected Resources Workshop, September 9-11, 2014, La Jolla, California

Description: The following document provides the results of a three-day workshop held in September of 2014 by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). This workshop was the first NMFS workshop focused exclusively on the economics of PR. The primary goal was to initiate the process of identifying national PR social science research needs and best practices.
Date: September 2015
Creator: Bisack, Kathryn D.; Squires, Dale E.; Lipton, Douglas W.; Hilger, James R.; Holland, Daniel S.; Johnson, Denise H. et al.
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U.S. Pacific Marine Mammal Stock Assessment: 2012

Description: This is an assessment report based on the population of marine mammals along the Pacific coastline in the year 2012. It is a working document that will continue to be updated as data changes.
Date: January 2013
Creator: Carretta, James V.; Oleson, Erin; Weller, David W.; Lang, Aimee R.; Forney, Karin A.; Baker, Jason et al.
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Final Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area Plan for the Calico Solar (formerly SES Solar One) Project

Description: This Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) addresses the possible Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approval of an amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan to allow solar energy development on a proposed project site, up to 8,230 acres in size, 37 miles east of Barstow, California.
Date: August 2010
Creator: United States. Bureau of Land Management.
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California Desert Conservation Area Plan: Amendment / Final Environmental Impact Statement for Ivanpah Solar Electric Generation System

Description: Report for the proposed California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) project. The proposed plan amendment adds the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System project site to those identified in the current California Desert Conservation Area Plan, as amended, for solar energy production.
Date: July 2010
Creator: United States. Bureau of Land Management.
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Leave Benefits in the United States

Description: This report begins by reviewing the federal statutes that pertain directly or indirectly to employer provision of leave benefits for any purpose, including a discussion of the California and New Jersey family leave insurance programs. The report than examines the incidence of different types of paid leave that U.S. employers voluntarily provide as part of an employee's total compensation (wages and benefits). The report closes with results from a federal government survey of the average direct cost to business of different types of leave.
Date: June 5, 2009
Creator: Levine, Linda
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California's Waiver Request to Control Greenhouse Gases Under the Clean Air Act

Description: This report reviews the nature of Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) authority, as well as that of California and other states, to regulate emissions from mobile sources. It includes a discussion fo the applicability of that authority to greenhouse gases (GHGs) and issues related to the California waiver request.
Date: March 4, 2008
Creator: McCarthy, James E. & Meltz, Robert
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