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Central Valley Project Operations: Background and Legislation

Description: This report provides an abbreviated background on the Central Valley Project (CVP) and State Water Project (SWP). It also provides a summary of recent hydrologic conditions in California and their effect on water deliveries.
Date: April 26, 2017
Creator: Stern, Charles V. & Sheikh, Pervaze A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Good Neighbor Environmental Board Annual Report: 2016

Description: Report discussing climate change and resilient communities in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Part of a series of annual reports prepared by the Good Neighbor Environmental Board for the President and Congress of the United States.
Date: December 2016
Creator: United States. Good Neighbor Environmental Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report: Lovaas Model of Applied Behavior Analysis

Description: This report analyzes research performed to test the Lovaas Model of Applied Behavior Analysis. This behavior modification technique uses prompting and reinforcement to help with children who have disabilities.
Date: August 2016
Creator: What Works Clearinghouse (Institute of Education Sciences)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Proceedings of the 2014 NOAA Economics of Protected Workshop, September 9-11, 2014, La Jolla, Califori

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

California Agricultural Production and Irrigated Water Use

Description: This report provides an overview of California's farm economy, specifically examining the current state of the water supply and the use of irrigation water.
Date: June 30, 2015
Creator: Johnson, Renée & Cody, Betsy A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Good Neighbor Environmental Board Annual Report: 2014

Description: Report discussing the ecology restoration activities in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Part of a series of annual reports prepared by the Good Neighbor Environmental Board for the President and Congress of the United States.
Date: December 2014
Creator: United States. Good Neighbor Environmental Board.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S. Pacific Marine Mammal Stock Assessments: 2011

Description: This is an assessment report on the population of marine mammals along the U.S. Pacific coastline. These reports are ever-growing and subject to change annually.
Date: December 15, 2011
Creator: Caretta, James V.; Forney, Karin A.; Oleson, Erin; Martien, Karen; Muto, Marcia M.; Lowry, Mark S. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Conservation assessment for the Siskiyou Mountains salamander and Scott Bar salamander in northern California.

Description: The purpose of this conservation assessment is to summarize existing knowledge regarding the biology and ecology of the Siskiyou Mountains salamander and Scott Bar salamander, identify threats to the two species, and identify conservation considerations to aid federal management for persistence of the species. The conservation assessment will serve as the basis for a conservation strategy for the species.
Date: October 20, 2006
Creator: Vinikour, W. S.; LaGory, K. E.; Adduci, J. J. & Division, Environmental Science
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

California Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized

Description: This report is one of a series that profiles the emergency management and homeland security statutory authorities of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and three territories (American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each profile identifies the more significant elements of state statutes, generally as codified. This report focuses on the state of California.
Date: March 17, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Evolution of Sedimentary Basins/Onshore Oil and Gas Investigations--Santa Maria Province: Chapters Y and Z]

Description: From abstract: A complex Neogene history characterizes the offshore Santa Maria basin and the northwest margin of the western Transverse Ranges, California. This history includes the transition from subduction to a transtensional and then transpressional plate boundary, including about 900 of clockwise rotation of the western Transverse Ranges. This report uses seismic reflection data to document the geometry of structures that accommodated this deformation and offshore well data to date and correlate the sediments which were affected by the different tectonic episodes.
Date: 1999
Creator: Sorlien, Christopher C.; Nicholson, Craig; Luyendyk, Bruce P.; Miller, Kate C. & Meltzer, Anne S.
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[Evolution of Sedimentary Basins/Onshore Oil and Gas Investigations--Santa Maria Province: Chapters W and X]

Description: From abstract: Bulletin W is about the deformation of the Mesozoic Franciscan Complex of the Eastern Santa Maria basin in California. Bulletin X is about the regional thermal maturity of the surface rocks of the mentioned basin as well as the Santa Barbara-Ventura basin area in California.
Date: 1998
Creator: Wahl, Arthur D.; Naeser, Nancy D.; Isaacs, Caroline M. & Keller, Margaret A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-Temperature Cyanide Leaching of Platinum-Group Metals from Automobile Catalysts--Pilot Plant Study

Description: From abstract: The U.S. Bureau of Mines Reno Research Center investigated, developed, and patented a high temperature cyanide leaching process for recovering platinum-group metals (PGM) from automobile catalysts. A batch pilot plant was constructed at the center and operated to demonstrate this technology to industry.
Date: 1995
Creator: Kuczynski, R. J.; Atkinson, G. B. & Dolinar, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department