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Techniques for Tracking, Evaluating, And Reporting the Implementat...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Trend monitoring involves long-term monitoring of changes in one or more parameters. As discussed in this guidance, public attitudes, land use, and the use of various urban BMPs are examples of parameters that could be measured with trend monitoring. Isolating the impacts of MMs and BMPs on water quality requires trend monitoring.

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Techniques for Tracking, Evaluating, And Reporting the Implementat...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Trend monitoring involves long-term monitoring of changes in one or more parameters. As discussed in this guidance, public attitudes, land use, and the use of various urban BMPs are examples of parameters that could be measured with trend monitoring. Isolating the impacts of MMs and BMPs on water quality requires trend monitoring.

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Mercury Study Report to Congress

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: This Mercury Study is a Report to Congress prepared by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It fulfills the requirements of section 112(n)(1)(B) of the Clear Air Act, as amended in 1990. The Report provides an assessment of the magnitude of U.S. mercury emissions by source, the health and environmental implications of those emissions, and the availability and cost of control technologies. As the state-of-the-science for mercury is continuously and rapidly e...

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China Environmental Technologies Export Market Plan

By: Wang Zhijia

Export and Trade Government Reference Document:

Acknowledgments: This report was prepared by Sinosphere, Inc., under contract to the Office of Environmental Technologies Industries of the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, with assistance from the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, Beijing. Conclusions and statements expressed in this report are those of the contractor and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Commerce or the U.S. government.

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China Environmental Technologies Export Market Plan

By: Wang Zhijia

Export and Trade Government Reference Document:

Acknowledgments: This report was prepared by Sinosphere, Inc., under contract to the Office of Environmental Technologies Industries of the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, with assistance from the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, Beijing. Conclusions and statements expressed in this report are those of the contractor and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Commerce or the U.S. government.

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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Port and Mari...

By: John F. Frittelli

Summary: The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 heightened awareness about the vulnerability to terrorist attack of all modes of transportation. Port security has emerged as a significant part of the overall debate on U.S. homeland security. The overarching issues for Congress are providing oversight on current port security programs and making or responding to proposals to improve port security...

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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Homeland Secu...

By: Jennifer E. Lake

Excerpt: The annual consideration of appropriations bills (regular, continuing, and supplemental) by Congress is part of a complex set of budget processes that also encompasses the consideration of budget resolutions, revenue and debt-limit legislation, other spending measures, and reconciliation bills. In addition, the operation of programs and the spending of appropriated funds are subject to constraints established in authorizing statutes. Congressional action on the ...

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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web the Coalition...

By: L. Elaine Halchin

Summary: Responsibility for overseeing reconstruction in post-conflict Iraq initially fell to the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA). Established in early 2003, ORHA was headed by Lieutenant General Jay M. Garner, U.S. Army (ret.). By June 2003, ORHA had been replaced, or subsumed, by the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), which was led by Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III. On June 28, 2004, CPA ceased operations.

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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Internet : An...

By: Marcia S. Smith

Summary: In the decade between 1994 and 2004, the number of U.S. adults using the Internet increased from 15% to 64%. From electronic mail to accessing information to online purchasing (“electronic commerce”), the Internet touches almost every aspect of modern life. The extent to which use of the Internet continues to grow, however, may be affected by a number of technology policy issues being debated in Congress. First is the availability of high-speed -- or “broadband”...

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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Creating a Na...

By: Eric A. Fischer

Summary: Even before the terrorist attacks of September 2001, concerns had been rising among security experts about the vulnerabilities to attack of computer systems and associated infrastructure. Yet, despite increasing attention from federal and state governments and international organizations, the defense against attacks on these systems has appeared to be generally fragmented and varying widely in effectiveness. Concerns have grown that what is needed is a national ...

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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web China and Pro...

By: Shirley A. Kan

Summary: Congress has long been concerned about whether U.S. policy advances the national interest in reducing the role of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and missiles that could deliver them. Recipients of China’s technology reportedly include Pakistan and countries that the State Department says support terrorism, such as Iran and North Korea. This report discusses the national security problem of China’s r...

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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Port and Mari...

By: John F. Frittelli

Summary: The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 heightened awareness about the vulnerability to terrorist attack of all modes of transportation. Port security has emerged as a significant part of the overall debate on U.S. homeland security. The overarching issues for Congress are providing oversight on current port security programs and making or responding to proposals to improve port security...

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China-U. S. Relations during the 108Th Congress

By: Kerry B. Dumbaugh

Summary: During the George W. Bush Administration, U.S. and People’s Republic of China (PRC) foreign policy calculations have undergone several changes. President Bush assumed office in January 2001 viewing China as a U.S. “strategic competitor.” The White House faced an early test in April 2001 when a PRC naval aviation jet collided with a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane over the South China Sea. But after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, U.S. officials came ...

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China-U. S. Relations : Current Issues and Implications for U. S. ...

By: Kerry B. Dumbaugh

Summary: For much of the George W. Bush Administration, U.S.-China relations have been unusually smooth and stable. Still, several perennial problems continue to dog the relationship. Taiwan remains the most sensitive and complex issue the two countries face and the one that many observers fear could lead to potential conflict. China considers Taiwan’s budding independence movement the single biggest threat to China’s sovereignty and regional peace, and Beijing maintains...

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Afghanistan : Current Issues and U. S. Policy

By: Kenneth Katzman

Summary: Afghanistan is stabilizing after more than 22 years of warfare, including a U.S.- led war that brought the current government to power. Before the U.S. military campaign against the Taliban movement began on October 7, 2001, Afghanistan had been mired in conflict since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. The Taliban ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 until its collapse in December 2001 at the hands of the U.S. and Afghan opposition military campaign.

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Foreign Relations Authorization, Fy2003 : An Overview

By: Susan B. Epstein

Summary: Congress is required by law to authorize the spending of appropriations for the State Department and foreign policy activities every two years. The authorization process dovetails with the annual appropriation process for the Department of State (within the Commerce, Justice, State and Related Agency appropriation) and foreign policy/foreign aid activities (within the foreign operations appropriation).

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Appropriations for Fy2003 : Foreign Operations, Export Financing, ...

By: Larry Nowels

Summary: The annual Foreign Operations appropriations bill is the primary legislative vehicle through which Congress reviews the U.S. foreign aid budget and influences executive branch foreign policy making generally. It contains the largest share -- about two-thirds -- of total U.S. international affairs spending. President Bush requested $16.45 billion (amended on September 3, 2002) for FY2003 Foreign Operations, an amount 7% higher than regular FY2002 appropriations, ...

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China and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Missile...

By: Shirley A. Kan

Summary: Congress has long been concerned about whether U.S. policy advances the U.S. interest in reducing the role of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and missiles that could deliver them. Recipients of China’s technology include Pakistan and countries that the State Department says support terrorism, such as Iran, North Korea, and Libya. The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, added an urgent U.S. inter...

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Foreign Affairs, Defense, And Trade : Key Issues for the 108Th Con...

By: Lawrence Kapp

Summary: The 108th Congress will be faced early on with a number of pressing foreign affairs, defense, and trade issues. This report provides background information on the issues most likely to be taken up in the first session, analyzes the congressional role in shaping U.S. policy on these key issues, and lists CRS products that provide more detailed discussion and analysis. The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon dramatically altered the U.S. p...

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National Directory of Victim Assistance Funding Opportunities 2001

By: John Ashcroft

Excerpt: The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), U.S. Department of Justice, is pleased to present the OVC National Directory of Victim Assistance Funding Opportunities 2001. The directory lists, by state and territory, the contact names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for the federal grant programs that provide assistance to crime victims. This directory also includes information on grant programs that assist state and local agencies to prepar...

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