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go directly to report, PDF _ RL33504 - Water Resources Development Act (WRDA): Corps of Engineers Project Authorization Issues
20-Nov-2007; Nicole T. Carter, H. Steven Hughes, Pervaze A. Sheikh, and Jeffrey A. Zinn; 17 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
October 5, 2006
WRDA Bill Status. The proposed Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bills — H.R. 2864 and S. 728 — hav.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Congress generally authorizes new Army Corps of Engineers water resources studies and projects in a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) before appropriating funds to them. The 107th, 108th, and 109th Congresses considered but did not enact WRDA legislation; the most recent WRDA was enacted in 20.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Federal Agencies, Water, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34057 - Ozone Air Quality Standards: EPA’s 2007 Proposed Changes
19-Oct-2007; James E. McCarthy ; 13 p.
Update: Previous releases:
August 7, 2007
July 13, 2007
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Abstract: EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson proposed changes to the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone on June 20, 2007; the proposal appeared in the Federal Register July 11. NAAQS are standards for outdoor (ambient) air that are intended to protect public health and welfare from harm.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Pollution, Federal Agencies
go directly to report, PDF _ RS22614 - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): FY2008 Budget and Congressional Appropriations
30-Oct-2007; Wayne A. Morrissey; 6 p.
Update: Previous releases:
July 31, 2007
April 10, 2007

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the Department of Commerce is funded through revised continuing resolution (P.L. 110-5) for FY2007. For FY2008, President Bush requested $3.81 billion in disc.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the Department of Commerce is funded through revised continuing resolution (P.L. 110-5) for FY2007. For FY2008, President Bush requested $3.81 billion in discretionary appropriations for NOAA. The Senate passed H.R. 3093, Commerce,.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Federal Agencies, Science & Technology, Information
go directly to report, PDF _ RS22734 - Food Safety: Oversight and Current Issues
5-Oct-2007; Geoffrey S. Becker ; 6 p.
Abstract: A series of widely publicized food safety problems, including concerns about adulterated pet food ingredients and farmed seafood from China, illnesses linked to E. coli O157:H7 on leafy produce from California and in meat products, and a national recall of peanut butter due to Salmonella conta.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Information, Federal Agencies
go directly to report, PDF _ RS22065 - Military Base Closures: Role and Costs of Environmental Cleanup
31-Aug-2007; David M. Bearden; 6 p.
Update: August 31, 2007 Previous Reports:
January 3, 2007
October 3, 2006
June 19, 2006

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December 2005

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Abstract: Near the end of its first session, the 109th Congress approved a new round of military base closures and realignments. As the Department of Defense (DOD) implements the new round, issues for the 110th Congress include the pace and costs of closing and realigning the bases and the impacts on surro.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Risk & Reform, Federal Agencies

go directly to report, PDF _ RS21967 - Land Exchanges: Bureau of Land Management Process and Issues
30-Aug-2007; Carol Hardy Vincent; 6 p.
Update: August 30, 2007
Previous releases:
February 15, 2005
November 8, 2004
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Abstract: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) typically completes dozens of exchanges a year to acquire and dispose of land. The land exchange process generally has five phases: development of an exchange proposal, feasibility evaluation, processing and documentation (including appraisal), decision analysi.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Public Lands, Federal Agencies
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34062 - The Department of Defense: Reducing Its Reliance on Fossil-Based Aviation Fuel – Issues for Congress
15-Jun-2007; Kristine E. Blackwell ; 46 p.
Abstract: The Department of Defense (DOD) is a factor in the nation’s discussion about national energy security. As the largest single consumer of fuel in the United States, DOD has the potential to make important contributions to the national effort to reduce the use of and reliance on fossil fuel. .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Government, Federal Agencies
go directly to report, PDF _ RS22533 - Restructuring EPA’s Libraries: Background and Issues for Congress
15-Jun-2007; David M. Bearden and Robert Esworthy; 6 p.
Update: Previous releases:
January 3, 2007
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Abstract: Near the end of the 109th Congress, some Members raised questions about the closing of several libraries administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), expressing concerns about the continued availability of the agency’s collections. Library professional associations and public interest .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Federal Agencies, General Interest, Information
go directly to report, PDF _ RS21267 - National Science Foundation: Major Research Equipment and Facility Construction
4-May-2007; Christine M. Matthews; 6 p.
Update: Previous releases
August 14, 2006
November 19, 2004 (www.NCSEonline.org/NLE/CRSreports/04nov/RS21267.pdf)
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Abstract: The Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) account of the National Science Foundation (NSF) supports the acquisition and construction of major research facilities and equipment that are to extend the boundaries of science, engineering, and technology. The facilities inclu.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Federal Agencies, Science & Technology
go directly to report, PDF _ RS22386 - Environmental Protection Agency: FY2007 Appropriations Highlights
1-Jun-2007; David M. Bearden and Robert Esworthy; 2 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
March 16, 2007 (/NLE/CRSreports/07Apr/RS22386.pdf)
January 3, 2007 (/NLE/CRSreports/07Jan/RS22386.pdf)
December 11, 2006
August 1, 2006
July 11, 2006
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Abstract: During its first session, the 110th Congress completed action on FY2007 appropriations for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the enactment of the Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution for FY2007 (P.L. 110-5, H.J.Res. 20). P.L. 110-5 provided funding through the end of that .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Federal Agencies, Legislative, Government
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