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Experimental Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletin 30, November 1, 2016

Description: Periodic factsheet reporting on the level of algae bloom in Lake Erie, particularl harmful Microcystis cyanobacteria. It Includes an overview and graphs comparing the levels to previous measures.
Date: November 1, 2016
Creator: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Location: None
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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CLIMATE CHANGE 2014 SYNTHESIS REPORT

Description: This Synthesis Report is based on the reports of the three Working Groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), including relevant Special Reports. It provides an integrated view of climate change as the final part of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). This summary follows the structure of the longer report, which addresses the following topics: Observed changes and their causes; Future climate change, risks and impacts; Future pathways for adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development; Adaptation and mitigation.
Date: November 1, 2014
Creator: IPCC
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report

Description: This Synthesis Report is based on the reports of the three Working Groups of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), including relevant Special Reports. It provides an integrated view of climate change as the final part of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). This summary follows the structure of the longer report, which addresses the following topics: Observed changes and their causes; Future climate change, risks and impacts; Future pathways for adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development; Adaptation and mitigation.
Date: November 1, 2014
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Reducing Bat Fatalities From Interactions with Operating Wind Turbines (Fact Sheet)

Description: One of the biggest advantages of wind energy is that, overall, it has fewer negative impacts on the environment than fossil fuel-generated energy. Most professionals in the wind industry would like to reduce the impact of energy generation on plants, animals, and their habitats. This is why the industry is highly motivated to find out why migrating bats have unexpectedly high fatality rates near operating wind farms. New research has provided quantitative data that indicates barotrauma is not a major cause of bat deaths around operating turbines.
Date: November 1, 2013
Creator: Lawson, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Form CJ-7, Annual Parole Survey: 2010

Description: Blank parole data survey containing a series of questions related to the parole population in a particular location, with instructions for filling out the survey.
Date: November 1, 2010
Creator: United States. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.China’s Policies and Actions for Addressing Climate Change —The Progress Report 2009

Description: Chinese government published the White Paper on China’s Policies and Actions for Addressing Climate Change, stating the policies and actions that the country had adopted for addressing climate change as well as the progresses. To follow up, this report will briefly describe the latest progresses that China has achieved in addressing climate change since 2008.
Date: November 1, 2009
Creator: National Development and Reform Commission
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Drug Safety: Preliminary Findings Suggest Weaknesses in FDA's Program for Inspecting Foreign Drug Manufacturers

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Many drugs marketed in the United States are manufactured in foreign countries and the value of such products entering the country is increasing. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for overseeing the safety and effectiveness of human drugs that are marketed in the United States, whether they are manufactured in foreign or domestic establishments. Foreign establishments that market their drugs in the United States must register with FDA and FDA inspects foreign establishments to ensure that they meet the same standards that are required of domestic ones. GAO reported 9 years ago that FDA needed to improve its foreign drug inspection program (GAO/HEHS-98-21). Questions remain as to whether FDA has improved its management of the foreign drug inspection program. This statement discusses preliminary information on (1) the extent to which FDA has accurate data to manage the foreign drug inspection program, (2) the frequency of foreign inspections and factors influencing the selection of establishments to inspect, and (3) issues unique to conducting foreign inspections. To address these issues GAO interviewed FDA officials; reviewed pertinent statutes, regulations, and guidance; and analyzed information from FDA databases. Because of the preliminary nature of our work, we are not making recommendations at this time."
Date: November 1, 2007
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Drug Testing: Undercover Tests Reveal Significant Vulnerabilities in DOT's Drug Testing Program

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "To help prevent accidents resulting from drug use by individuals in safety-sensitive positions, the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires motor carriers to conduct drug testing of their employees. These drug tests involve collecting a urine specimen from employees. To ensure the integrity of the urine specimen and the collection process, DOT regulations provide numerous protocols that outline collection procedures and identify controls to prevent employees from defeating a drug test. Recent media accounts indicate that some sites performing DOT drug test collections may not be adhering to the collection protocols. Moreover, given the different techniques a drug user may employ in an attempt to defeat a drug test, it is possible that a commercial truck driver could defeat a drug test by diluting, substituting, or adulterating a urine specimen in order to obtain a passing result. GAO was asked to perform an undercover operation to determine whether (1) urine collectors followed DOT protocols at selected collection sites and (2) commercially available products could be used to defeat drug tests. To perform this undercover operation, GAO created two fictitious trucking companies and produced bogus driver's licenses. GAO investigators then posed as truck drivers to test 24 collection sites throughout the United States. GAO briefed DOT officials on its results and they agreed with the findings."
Date: November 1, 2007
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Indian Issues: Damages and Compensation for Tribes at Seven Reservations Affected by Dams on the Missouri River

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "From 1946 to 1966, the government constructed five dams as flood control projects on the Missouri River in North Dakota and South Dakota. The reservoirs created behind the dams flooded portions of seven Indian reservations--Fort Berthold, Cheyenne River, Standing Rock, Lower Brule, Crow Creek, Yankton, and Santee. The tribes at these seven reservations received compensation when the dams were built as well as additional compensation over the years that followed. Since 1991, GAO has issued three reports on additional compensation claims for tribes at five reservations: (1) 1991--Fort Berthold and Standing Rock (GAO/RCED-91-77); (2) 1998--Cheyenne River (GAO/RCED-98-39); and (3) 2006--Crow Creek and Lower Brule (GAO-06-517). In these reports, GAO proposed that one recommended approach to providing additional compensation would be to calculate the difference between the tribe's final asking price and the amount that was appropriated by Congress and then adjust the difference using the inflation rate and an interest rate to reflect a range of current values. This testimony is based on GAO's three prior reports, and summarizes the damages estimated by the Department of the Interior and the compensation authorized by Congress, for dams constructed on the Missouri River."
Date: November 1, 2007
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Medicaid Financing: Long-Standing Concerns about Inappropriate State Arrangements Support Need for Improved Federal Oversight

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Medicaid, a joint federal-state program, financed the health care for about 60 million low-income people in fiscal year 2005. States have considerable flexibility in deciding what medical services and individuals to cover and the amount to pay providers, and the federal government reimburses a proportion of states' expenditures according to a formula established by law. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal agency responsible for overseeing Medicaid. Growing pressures on federal and state budgets have increased tensions between the federal government and states regarding this program, including concerns about whether states were appropriately financing their share of the program. GAO's testimony describes findings from prior work conducted from 1994 through March 2007 on (1) certain inappropriate state Medicaid financing arrangements and their implications for Medicaid's fiscal integrity, and (2) outcomes and transparency of a CMS oversight initiative begun in 2003 to end such inappropriate arrangements."
Date: November 1, 2007
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Motor Carrier Safety: Preliminary Information on Challenges to Ensuring the Integrity of Drug Testing Programs

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Crashes involving commercial motor carriers, including trucks and buses, account for 13 percent of all highway deaths each year. While illegal drug use is not among the most frequently cited factors associated with large truck crashes; studies show that the use of illegal drugs, such as marijuana, heroin, or cocaine, can severely impair driving ability. Since 1988, federal regulations have required commercial drivers to submit urine samples to be tested for drugs. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is responsible for ensuring compliance with these regulations. News reports and other investigations have raised concerns that drivers may be escaping detection by avoiding the test or somehow altering the results. This testimony provides preliminary information on the challenges confronting FMCSA in (1) overseeing and enforcing compliance with drug testing regulations and (2) ensuring the integrity of the drug tests and the processes for keeping drivers with identified drug problems off the roads. It is based on work currently in process, which includes examining options to address these challenges. GAO's work thus far has included interviews with officials from the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), along with a wide variety of stakeholders, including motor carriers, unions, and industry associations. GAO discussed this testimony with DOT officials and incorporated their comments as appropriate."
Date: November 1, 2007
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Small Business Administration: 7(a) Loan Program Needs Additional Performance Measures

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Small Business Administration's (SBA) 7(a) program, initially established in 1953, provides loan guarantees to small businesses that cannot obtain credit in the conventional lending market. In fiscal year 2006, the program assisted more than 80,000 businesses with loan guarantees of nearly $14 billion. This testimony, based on a 2007 report, discusses (1) the 7(a) program's purpose and the performance measures SBA uses to assess the program's results; (2) evidence of any market constraints that may affect small businesses' access to credit in the conventional lending market; (3) the segments of the small business lending market that were served by 7(a) loans and the segments that were served by conventional loans; and (4) 7(a) program's credit subsidy costs and the factors that may cause uncertainty about these costs."
Date: November 1, 2007
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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TDNA Meeting Minutes, November 1, 2007

Description: Minutes for November 1, 2007 TDNA nomination committee conference call. The members in attendance of the meeting are, Charles Moser, chairman, Buddy King, John M. Roberts, Ray Stafford, Wesley R. Turner and Ken Whalen. Darla Thompson acting as secretary. The meeting was in regards to the nomination of TDNA members to serve on the Board of Directors.
Date: November 1, 2007
Creator: Texas Daily Newspaper Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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A20 Base Input Red River, TX

Description: A20 Base Input Red River, TX
Date: November 1, 2005
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Federal Rulemaking: Past Reviews and Emerging Trends Suggest Issues That Merit Congressional Attention

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Federal regulation is one of the basic tools of government used to implement public policy. Agencies publish thousands of regulations each year to achieve goals such as ensuring that workplaces, air travel, and food are safe; that the nation's air, water, and land are not polluted; and that the appropriate amount of taxes are collected. Because regulations affect so many aspects of citizens' lives, it is crucial that rulemaking procedures and practices be effective and transparent. GAO, at the request of Congress, has prepared over 60 reports and testimonies during the past decade that review aspects of federal rulemaking procedures and practices. This testimony summarizes some of the general findings and themes that have emerged from GAO's body of work on federal regulatory processes and procedures, including areas on which Congress might consider taking legislative action or sponsoring further study. GAO's prior reports and testimonies contain a variety of recommendations to improve various aspects of rulemaking procedures and practices."
Date: November 1, 2005
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Medical JCSG 01 Minutes 21 Mar 03.pdf

Description: MINUTES OF THE MARCH 21 MEETING OF THE MEDICAL JOINT CROSS SERVICE GROUP (MJCSG)
Date: November 1, 2005
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Medical JCSG 02 Minutes 28 Mar 03

Description: MINUTES OF THE MARCH 28 MEETING OF THE MEDICAL JOINT CROSS SERVICE GROUP (MJCSG)
Date: November 1, 2005
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Medical JCSG 03 Minutes 14 Apr 03

Description: MINUTES OF THE APRIL 14, 2003 MEETING OF THE MEDICAL JOINT CROSS SERVICE GROUP (MJCSG)
Date: November 1, 2005
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Medical JCSG 04 Minutes 01 May 03

Description: MINUTES OF THE MAY 3, 2003 MEETING OF THE MEDICAL JOINT CROSS SERVICE GROUP (MJCSG)
Date: November 1, 2005
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Medical JCSG 05 Minutes 15 May 03

Description: MINUTES OF THE MAY 15, 2003 MEETING OF THE MEDICAL JOINT CROSS SERVICE GROUP (MJCSG)
Date: November 1, 2005
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Medical JCSG 06 Minutes 29 May 03

Description: MINUTES OF THE MAY 29, 2003 MEETING OF THE MEDICAL JOINT CROSS SERVICE GROUP (MJCSG)
Date: November 1, 2005
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Medical JCSG 07 Minutes 12 Jun 03

Description: MINUTES OF THE JUNE 12, 2003 MEETING OF THE MEDICAL JOINT CROSS SERVICE GROUP (MJCSG)
Date: November 1, 2005
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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