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Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

Description: The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) provides for federal regulation of pesticide distribution, sale, and use. All pesticides distributed or sold in the United States must be registered (licensed) by EPA. Before EPA may register a pesticide under FIFRA, the applicant must show, among other things, that using the pesticide according to specifications "will not generally cause unreasonable adverse effects on the environment.'' FIFRA defines the term ''unreasonable adverse effects on the environment'' to mean: ''(1) any unreasonable risk to man or the environment, taking into account the economic, social, and environmental costs and benefits of the use of any pesticide, or (2) a human dietary risk from residues that result from a use of a pesticide in or on any food inconsistent with the standard under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.''
Date: May 22, 2008
Creator: [United States. Congress.]
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Safeguards summary event list (SSEL), January 1, 1990--December 31, 1995

Description: The Safeguards Summary Event List (SSEL), Vol. 2, Rev. 4, provides brief summaries of several hundred safeguards-related events involving nuclear material or facilities regulated by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) which occurred and were reported from January 1, 1990, rough December 31, 1995. Because of public interest, the Miscellaneous category includes a few events which involve either source material, byproduct material, or natural uranium which are exempt from safeguards requirements. Events are described under the categories of Bomb-related, Intrusion, Missing and/or Allegedly Stolen, Transportation-related, Tampering/Vandalism, Arson, Firearms, Radiological Sabotage, Nonradiological Sabotage, and Miscellaneous. The information contained in the event descriptions is derived primarily from official NRC reporting channels.
Date: July 1996
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Environmental guidance regulatory bulletin

Description: On May 20, 1992, EPA published a listing decision for used oils destined for disposal. EPA decided not to list these used oils as hazardous waste based upon the technical criteria for listing in Sections 1004 and 3001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Sections 26 1.1 I (a)(1) and (3) of Chapter 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). A listing decision and management standards for recycled used oil were published in the Federal Register on September 10, 1992. Used oil that is recycled will not be listed as hazardous waste. The management standards that were promulgated apply to generators, transporters, processors, re-refiners, burners, and marketers of used oil and will be codified in a new 40 CFR 279. Regulations governing the burning of used oil for energy recovery [40 CFR 266 Subpart E] have been removed from Part 266 and are now incorporated into Subparts G and H of the Part 279 Standards for the Management of Used Oil. Two notices correcting these used oil regulations were subsequently published on May 3, 1993, and June 17, 1993. Used oil must be managed in accordance with the new 40 CFR 279 standards until it is disposed of or sent for disposal. At that point, the used oil handler must determine whether the used oil exhibits a characteristic of hazardous waste and, if it does, must dispose of the waste in accordance with the hazardous waste regulations in 40 CFR 124, 260 through 266, 268, and 270. Disposal of nonhazardous used oil must be performed in accordance with the Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices [40 CFR 257] and the Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills [40 CFR 258].
Date: October 31, 1993
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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DHS’s Max-HR Personnel System: Regulations on Classification, Pay, and Performance Management Compared With Current Law, and Implementation Plans

Description: This report compares the final regulations with current law under Title 5 of the United State's Code and relevant regulations under Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Date: January 23, 2007
Creator: Schwemle, Barbara L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Assessment of the US regulations for fissile exemptions and fissile material general licenses

Description: The paragraphs for general licenses for fissile material and exemptions (often termed exceptions in the international community) for fissile material have long been a part of the US Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 10 CFR Part 71, Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material. More recently, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a final rule on Part 71 via emergency rule-making procedures in order to address an identified deficiency related to one of the fissile exemptions. To address the specified deficiency in a general fashion, the emergency rule adopted the approach of the 1996 Edition of the IAEA: Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (IAEA 1996), which places restrictions on certain moderating materials and limits the quantity of fissile material in a consignment. The public comments received by the NRC indicated general agreement with the need for restrictions on certain moderators (beryllium, deuterium, and graphite). The comments indicated concern relative to both the degree of restriction imposed (not more than 0.1% of fissile material mass) and the need to limit the fissile material mass of the consignment, particularly in light of the subsequent NRC staff position that the true intent was to provide control for limiting the fissile mass of the conveyance. The purpose of the review is to identify potential deficiencies that might be adverse to maintaining adequate subcriticality under normal conditions of transport and hypothetical accident conditions. In addition, ORNL has been asked to identify changes that would address any identified safety issues, enable inherently safe packages to continue to be unencumbered in transport, and seek to minimize the impact on current safe practices.
Date: May 1, 1997
Creator: Parks, C. V.; Hopper, C. M.; Lichtenwalter, J. J.; Easton, E. P. & Brochman, P. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Air quality regulation in spatial equilibrium models

Description: A discussion is presented of methods for including a wide variety of air pollution regulations within the class of economic equilibrium models where allocation is based on constrained optimization. The first part of the paper discusses current air pollution regulation in the United States and possible future regulation. This is followed by the presentation of a prototype spatial equilibrium model within which a number of regulatory mechanisms are explicitly represented. These include efficient and zoned charges, statically and dynamically efficient permit systems, technological control and hybrid permit/charge systems.
Date: January 1, 1980
Creator: Kolstad, C.D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Issuances

Description: This report contains the issuances received during the specified period from the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board only. The two issuances included relate to: (1) suspension of byproduct material license for Eastern Testing and Inspection, Inc., and (2) license renewal for the Georgia Tech research reactor.
Date: May 1, 1996
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The effects of air pollution regulations on the US refining industry. Task 3

Description: Numerous air pollution regulations affecting petroleum refineries recently have been promulgated, have been proposed, or are under consideration at the federal, state, and local level. As shown in Figure ES-1, all of these environmental regulations are intended to take effect over the relatively short time period from 1989 through 1995. In the aggregate these regulatory activities have significant implications for the US refining industry and the Nation, including: Major investment requirements; changes in industry profitability; potential closure of some refineries; and potential changes in crude oil or product import dependence. At issue is whether the cumulative effect of these regulations could so adversely affect the US refining industry that US national security would be affected. In addition to the regulations outlined in Figure ES-1, President Bush recently presented a major new plan to improve the nation`s air quality. The aspects of the President`s plan that could strongly affect US refineries are summarized below.
Date: June 1, 1989
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Police Regulation of Aircraft

Description: Different aspects of aircraft regulation are discussed such as: protecting the public; the restriction of flights over crowds; regulations of wing-walkers.
Date: August 1922
Creator: Warner, Edward P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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China-U.S. Trade Issues

Description: This report mainly focuses on China-U.S. Trade Issues. China-U.S. ties have been substantially expanded over the past three decades. U.S imports from China have risen much more rapidly than U.S exports to China.
Date: June 2, 2011
Creator: Morrison, Wayne M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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China-U.S. Trade Issues

Description: This report mainly focuses on China-U.S. Trade Issues. China-U.S. ties have been substantially expanded over the past three decades. U.S imports from China have risen much more rapidly than the U.S exports to China.
Date: December 10, 2008
Creator: Morrison, Wayne M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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China-U.S. Trade Issues

Description: This report mainly focuses on China-U.S. Trade Issues. China-U.S. ties have been substantially expanded over the past three decades. U.S imports from China have risen much more rapidly than the U.S exports to China.
Date: July 16, 2015
Creator: Morrison, Wayne M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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