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go directly to report, PDF _ 97-290 - Stormwater Permits: Status of EPA’s Regulatory Program
25-Aug-2010; Claudia Copeland; 13 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
August 26, 2008
May 27, 2008
December 14, 2006
November 1, 2005
August 25, 2005
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Abstract: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and states are implementing a federally mandated program for controlling stormwater discharges from industrial facilities and municipalities. Large cities and most industry sources are subject to rules issued in 1990, and EPA issued permit rules to cover .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Risk & Reform, Federal Agencies, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34331 - Nuclear Power Plant Security and Vulnerabilities
23-Aug-2010; Mark Holt and Anthony Andrews ; 14 p.
Update: Previous releases:
January 18, 2008
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Abstract: The physical security of nuclear power plants and their vulnerability to deliberate acts of terrorism was elevated to a national security concern following the attacks of September 11, 2001. Since the attacks, Congress has repeatedly focused oversight and legislative attention on nuclear power pl.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Legislative, Risk & Reform
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34234 - Managing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Policy Implications of Expanding Global Access to Nuclear Power
5-Mar-2010; Mary Beth Nikitin, Anthony Andrews and Mark Holt; 45 p.
Update: Previous releases:
July 1, 2009
September 3, 2008
March 7, 2008
January 30, 2008
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Abstract: After several decades of widespread stagnation, nuclear power is attracting renewed interest. New license applications for 30 reactors have been announced in the United States, and another 160 are under construction or planned globally. In the United States, interest appears driven, in part, by t.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Risk & Reform, International
go directly to report, PDF _ RS21212 - Agricultural Disaster Assistance
21-May-2010; Dennis Shields, Ralph M. Chite; 12 p.
Update: Previous releases:
March 11, 2010
July 3, 2008
May 29, 2007
April 2, 2007
August 28, 2006
June 30, 2006
May 8, 2006
November 2, 2004
Januayr 21, 2003
December 18, 2002
November 5, 2007
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Abstract: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers several permanently authorized programs to help farmers recover financially from a natural disaster, including federal crop insurance, the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), and emergency disaster loans. The federal crop insurance p.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Risk & Reform, Information
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33461 - Civilian Nuclear Waste Disposal
16-Jul-2010; Mark Holt; 26 p.
Update: Previous releases:
November 26, 2007
March 14, 2007
September 19, 2006
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Abstract: Management of civilian radioactive waste has posed difficult issues for Congress since the beginning of the nuclear power industry in the 1950s. Federal policy is based on the premise that nuclear waste can be disposed of safely, but proposed storage and disposal facilities have frequently been c.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Waste Management, Energy, Risk & Reform
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34198 - U.S. Food and Agricultural Imports: Safeguards and Selected Issues
16-Dec-2009; Geoffrey S. Becker ; 20 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
February 2, 2009
August 14, 2008
April 16, 2008
January 2, 2008
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Abstract: U.S. officials continue to assert that the U.S. food supply, including the portion provided through imports, is among the safest in the world. One challenge has been how to keep it safe in the face of rapidly rising imports, a result of globalization and consumer desire for a wider variety of foo.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Economics & Trade, Risk & Reform, Agriculture
go directly to report, PDF _ RL32205 - Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Import Terminals: Siting, Safety and Regulation
14-Dec-2009; Paul W. Parfomak, Adam S. Vann; 33 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
February 24, 2009
May 15, 2008
July 15, 2005
April 20, 2005
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Abstract: Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a hazardous fuel shipped in large tankers to U.S. ports from overseas. While LNG has historically made up a small part of U.S. natural gas supplies, rising price volatility, and the possibility of domestic shortages have significantly increased LNG demand. To meet t.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Risk & Reform, Economics & Trade
go directly to report, PDF _ RS22653 - Animal Identification: Overview and Issues
19-Feb-2009; Geoffrey S. Becker; 10 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
April 26, 2007
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Abstract: Livestock industry groups, animal health officials, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been working to establish a nationwide identification (ID) system capable of quickly tracking animals from birth to slaughter, in order to combat a serious animal disease and/or to satisfy foreign .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Risk & Reform, Agriculture, Information
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34395 - International Illegal Trade in Wildlife: Threats and U.S. Policy
2-Feb-2009; Liana Sun Wyler, Pervase Sheikh; 51 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
August 22, 2008
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Abstract: Global trade in illegal wildlife is a growing illicit economy, estimated to be worth at least $5 billion and potentially in excess of $20 billion annually. Some of the most lucrative illicit wildlife commodities include tiger parts, caviar, elephant ivory, rhino horn, and exotic birds and reptile.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Natural Resources, Risk & Reform
go directly to report, PDF _ RL30647 - National Forest System Roadless Areas Initiatives
3-Feb-2009; Kristina Alexander and Ross W. Gorte; 21 p.
Update: September 7, 2006

Previous releases:
www.ncseonline.org/nle/crs.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The roadless areas of the National Forest System have received special management attention for decades. In part to recognize the importance of national forest roadless areas for many purposes and in part because making project decisions involving roadless areas on a forest-by-forest basis was resul.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, Risk & Reform, Public Lands

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