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[Project Summary: Capital Investment Decision Making and Trends: Implications on Petroleum Resource Development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico]

Description: Summary describing the work completed at Louisiana State University Center for Energy Studies for Capital Investment Decision Making and Trends: Implications on Petroleum Resource Development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. It includes background information on the project funding and sponsorship, goals, methodology, and findings.
Date: December 2006
Creator: Louisiana State University Center for Energy Studies
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[Project Summary: Incorporation of Benthic Survey Data into OBIS: Phase One of a North Atlantic Benthic Synthesis]

Description: Summary describing the work completed at Louisianan State University, Coastal Marine Institute for {{{study title, or description if the title is unclear}}}. It includes background information on the project funding and sponsorship, goals, methodology, and findings.
Date: December 2007
Creator: Louisianan State University, Coastal Marine Institute
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[Project Summary: Idle Iron, Scrap, and Reuse in the Gulf of Mexico]

Description: Summary describing the work completed at Louisiana State University Center for Energy Studies for 'Idle Iron, Scrap, and Reuse in the Gulf of Mexico.' It includes background information on the project funding and sponsorship, goals, methodology, and findings.
Date: July 2007
Creator: Louisiana State University, Center for Energy Studies
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Horse Slaughter Prevention Bills and Issues

Description: This report examines more than 90,000 U.S. horses which were slaughtered for human food in 2005, mainly for European and Asian consumers. Congress voted to limit the use of FY2006 appropriated funds for such slaughter, but the practice continues, funded by industry user fees. Debate continues on the acceptability of horse slaughter, and how to care for and/or humanely dispose of horses if they no longer went for human food. On September 7, 2006, the full House approved a bill (H.R. 503) to ban horse slaughter.
Date: September 8, 2006
Creator: Becker, Geoffrey S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Proposed Regulations for P.L. 108-446

Description: The 108th Congress passed P.L. 108-446, which reauthorized and revised the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA is the major federal the statute authorizing funds for special education and related services for children with disabilities and providing detailed due process provisions to ensure that these children receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Although much of the the basic structure of IDEA has been retained, P.L. 108-446 does make a number of significant changes. Among these are the definition of “highly qualified” teachers, calculation of maximum state grants, funding for high-need children with disabilities, revised state performance goals and requirements for children’s participation in state and local assessments, changes in the private school provisions, exceptions to certain financial requirements, changes in procedural safeguards, and changes in compliance monitoring to focus on student performance.
Date: July 18, 2005
Creator: Jones, Nancy Lee & Apling, Richard N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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State and Local Homeland Security: Unresolved Issues for the 109th Congress

Description: Arguably, the three most important homeland security public laws enacted following the terrorist attacks on September 2001 are: P.L. 107-56, “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act (USA PATRIOT Act)”; P.L. 107-296, “Homeland Security Act of 2002”; and P.L. 108-458, “Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004.” The PATRIOT Act focused on enhancing domestic security through anti-terrorism measures, specifically, law enforcement and legal responses to terrorism. The Homeland Security Act established the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act restructured the U.S. intelligence community to better assist in terrorism preparedness and response.
Date: August 3, 2006
Creator: Reese, Shawn
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Budget for FY2007: President’s Request, Congressional Appropriations, and Related Issues

Description: This report tracks appropriation action on the President's FY2007 funding request for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Issues of possible congressional concern are summarized, including decreases in funding for ocean science and a possible act to authorize all NOAA programs under a single law.
Date: July 12, 2006
Creator: Morrissey, Wayne A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Book in a Steel Box]

Description: Photographs of the 2005-2006 artist's book competition winner "Book in a Steel Box" created by Eric Blake. A small cloth-bound volume with graphite lines throughout is welded into a steel box. The book is visible along the spine and fore-edge through steel bars. The box does not open, and the book cannot be removed, making it an "inaccessible text." The first image is of a steel box, with a book inside of it, two bars covering the opening. Image 2, front view of the book inside a steel box. Image 3, book in a steel box laying down flat, the bars over the opening upright.
Date: 2005/2006
Creator: Blake, Eric
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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