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go directly to report, PDF _ RS22602 - Public Health and Medical Preparedness and Response: Issues in the 110th Congress
1-Aug-2008; Sarah A. Lister; 6 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
August 1, 2008
March 23, 2008
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Abstract: The 2001 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and concerns about an influenza (“flu”) pandemic have sharpened congressional interest in the nation’s systems to track and respond to public health threats. The 109th Congress reauthorized or established relevant programs in the Departments of Healt.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Risk & Reform, Government, Information
go directly to report, PDF _ RS21688 - Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention: Summary of Federal Mandates and Financial Assistance for Reducing Hazards in Housing
12-Jun-2008; Linda-Jo Shierow; 5 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
June 12, 2008
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Abstract: Many U.S. children have unacceptably high levels of lead in their blood, which may result in reduced intellectual ability, learning disabilities, or other health concerns. A key source of lead exposure often is house dust containing lead-based paint (LBP) from deteriorated or abraded surfaces of .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: General Interest, Government, Risk & Reform
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34367 - Side-by-side Comparison of Flood Insurance Reform Legislation in the 110th Congress
24-Jun-2008; Rawle O. King; 23 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
June 24, 2008
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Abstract: In 1968, Congress established the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in response to severe flooding following a series of hurricanes in 1963, 1964, and 1965. The key policy objectives of the NFIP were threefold: (1) reduce the nation’s flood risk through floodplain management; (2) improve fl.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Risk & Reform, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34207 - Crop Insurance and Disaster Assistance in the 2008 Farm Bill
20-Jun-2008; Ralph M. Chite; 17 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
June 20, 2008
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Abstract: The federal government has relied primarily on two policy tools in recent years to help mitigate the financial losses experienced by crop farmers as a result of natural disasters — a federal crop insurance program and congressionally mandated ad-hoc crop disaster payments. Congress has made sever.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Government, Risk & Reform
go directly to report, PDF _ RL32073 - Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Infrastructure Security: Issues for Congress
13-May-2008; Paul W. Parfomak; 31 p.
Update: Previous releases:
March 16, 2005
June 3, 2005
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Abstract: Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a hazardous fuel shipped in large tankers from overseas to U.S. ports. LNG is also manufactured domestically and is often stored near population centers. Because LNG infrastructure is highly visible and easily identified, it can be vulnerable to terrorist attac.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Natural Resources, Risk & Reform
go directly to report, PDF _ RL32527 - The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and All-Hazard Warnings
25-Aug-2008; Linda K. Moore; 17 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
July 17, 2006
September 13, 2006

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Abstract: The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is built on a structure conceived in the 1950’s when over-the-air broadcasting was the best-available technology for widely disseminating emergency alerts. It is one of several federally managed warning systems. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) joint.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Federal Agencies, Risk & Reform
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33579 - The Public Health and Medical Response to Disasters: Federal Authority and Funding
1-Aug-2008; Sarah A. Lister; 40 p.
Update: Previous releases:
September 19, 2007
October 10, 2006
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Abstract: When there is a catastrophe in the United States, state and local governments lead response activities, invoking state and local legal authorities to support these activities. When state and local response capabilities are overwhelmed, the President, acting through the Secretary of Homeland Secur.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Federal Agencies, Risk & Reform, Information
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33129 - Flood Risk Management: Federal Role in Infrastructure
20-Jun-2008; Betsy A. Cody and Nicole T. Carter; 12 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
January 18, 2007
December 5, 2005
October 26, 2005
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Abstract: Midwestern flooding and Hurricane Katrina have raised concerns about reducing human and economic losses from flooding. In the United States, local governments are responsible for land use and zoning decisions that shape floodplain and coastal development; however, state and federal governments al.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Federal Agencies, Risk & Reform
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33861 - Earthquakes: Risk, Monitoring, Notification, and Research
19-Jun-2008; Peter Folger; 24 p.
Update: Previous releases:
January 16, 2008
February 2, 2007
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Abstract: Close to 75 million people in 39 states face some risk from earthquakes. Seismic hazards are greatest in the western United States, particularly California, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii. The Rocky Mountain region, a portion of the central United States known as the New Madrid Seismic Zo.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Risk & Reform, Federal Agencies
go directly to report, PDF _ RL31294 - Safeguarding the Nation's Drinking Water: EPA and Congressional Actions
2-Jun-2008; Mary Tiemann; 21 p.
Update: Previous releases:
March 13, 2007
July 19, 2006
January 25, 2006

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Abstract: The events of September 11, 2001, focused heightened attention on the security status of the nation’s drinking water supplies and the vulnerability of this critical infrastructure sector to attack. Congress since has enacted security requirements for public water systems and has provided funding .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Risk & Reform, Legislative
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