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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34601 - Community Acceptance of Carbon Capture and Sequestration Infrastructure: Siting Challenges
29-Jul-2008; Paul W. Parfomak; 31 p.
Abstract: Congressional policy makers are becoming aware that a national program of carbon capture and sequestration could require an extensive new network of carbonrelated infrastructure. Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is a three-part process involving a carbon dioxide (CO2) source facility, CO2 pipe.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Energy, Climate Change, Risk & Reform
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34569 - International HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: Key Changes to U.S. Programs and Funding
25-Aug-2008; Kellie Moss; 22 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
August 25, 2008
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Abstract: The United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-25) authorizes $15 billion for U.S. global efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria from FY2004 through FY2008. It also authorizes the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) to o.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pollution, Risk & Reform, General Interest
go directly to report, PDF _ 97-831 - Clean Water Act and Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) of Pollutants
25-Aug-2008; Claudia Copeland; 6 p.
Update: Previous releases:
April 6, 2007
October 25, 2006

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Abstract: Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act requires states to identify waters that are impaired by pollution, even after application of pollution controls. For those waters, states must establish a total maximum daily load (TMDL) of pollutants to ensure that water quality standards can be attained. Im.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Pollution, Risk & Reform
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34617 - Recycling Programs In Congress: Legislative Development and Architect of the Capitol Administration
14-Aug-2008; Jacob R. Straus; 42 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
August 14, 2008
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Abstract: The House of Representatives and the Senate created separate voluntary recycling programs in 1989, during the 101st Congress (1989-1991). Administered by the Architect of the Capitol, the recycling programs aimed to reduce the amount of material sent to landfills and establish the House and the S.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Risk & Reform, Waste Management, Government
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34572 - Phthalates in Plastics and Possible Human Health Effects
28-Jul-2008; Linda-Jo Schierow, Margaret Mikyung Lee; 24 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
July 28, 2008
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Abstract: Roughly a dozen chemicals known as phthalates are used to make the plastics found in thousands of consumer products, ranging from medical tubing to automotive dashboards to bath toys. These phthalates are not tightly held by the plastics and are released into the environment over time. Congress i.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: General Interest, Risk & Reform, Waste Management
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34111 - Energy Policy Reform and Revitalization Act of 2007, Title VI of H.R. 3221: Summary and Discussion of Oil and Gas Provisions
29-Feb-2008; Marc Humphries; 10 p.
Abstract: The conflict between environmental concerns and the need for increased domestic energy production from public lands continues to be a major policy issue. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005, P.L. 109-58), enacted several provisions that were aimed at expediting the development of oil and ga.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Natural Resources, Economics & Trade, Risk & Reform
go directly to report, PDF _ RS22467 - Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA): Effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Implementation
25-Oct-2007; Jeffrey A. Zinn; 6 p.
Update: Previous releases:
January 24, 2007
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Abstract: The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA), enacted in 1990 and administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has funded wetland restoration projects for more than 10 years. By law, CWPPRA allocates 70% of appropriated funds ($76 million of $109 million in FY2007) t.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Legislative, Wetlands, Risk & Reform
go directly to report _ RL32683 - The Emergency Planning and and Community: Right to Know Act (EPCRA): A Summary
19-Mar-2008; Linda-Jo Schierow; 9 p.
Abstract: This report summarizes the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to- Know Act (EPCRA) and the major regulatory programs that mandate reporting by industrial facilities of releases of hazardous chemicals to the environment, as well as local planning to respond in the event of significant, acciden.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: General Interest, Government, Risk & Reform
go directly to report, PDF _ RL31734 - Federal Disaster Recovery Programs: Brief Summaries
18-Mar-2008; Mary Jordan; 17 p.
Abstract: This report summarizes principal federal disaster assistance programs for possible use by Members of Congress and their staff in helping address the needs of constituents. A number of federal agencies provide assistance to individual victims; state, territorial, and local governments; and non-gov.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Government, Natural Resources, Risk & Reform
go directly to report _ RL34394 - Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Issues and Arguments
12-Mar-2008; Jonathan Medalia; 78 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
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Abstract: The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty would ban all nuclear explosions. It was opened for signature in 1996. As of March 2008, 178 nations had signed it and 144 had ratified. To enter into force, 44 specified nations must ratify it; 35 have done so. The Senate rejected the treaty in 1999; the.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Waste Management, International, Risk & Reform
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