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go directly to report, PDF _ R41098 - Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2011
4-Oct-2010; John F Sargent, Jr.; 53 p.
Update: Previous releases:
September 15, 2010
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Abstract: President Obama has requested $147.696 billion for research and development (R&D) in FY2011, a $343 million (0.2%) increase from the estimated FY2010 R&D funding level of $147.353 billion. Congress will play a central role in defining the nation’s R&D priorities, especially with respect to two ov.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Federal Agencies, Government
go directly to report, PDF _ 95-307 - U.S. National Science Foundation: An Overview
22-Sep-2010; Christine M. Matthews; 11 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
March 12, 2009
July 3, 2008
May 3, 2007
June 19, 2006
April 19, 2006
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Abstract: The National Science Foundation (NSF) was created by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended (P.L.81-507). The NSF has the broad mission of supporting science and engineering in general and funding basic research across many disciplines. The agency provides support for investigato.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: General Interest, Federal Agencies
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 _ RL32431 - Particulate Matter (PM2.5): Implementation of the 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
24-Aug-2010; Robert Esworthy; 33 p.
Update: Previous releases:
November 26, 2008
October 4, 2007
October 6, 2006
January 30, 2006
September 17, 2004
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Abstract: Particulate matter (PM), including fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and larger, but still inhalable particles (PM10), is one of the six principal pollutants for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) under the Clean Air Act (CAA).... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Air, Federal Agencies, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ RL32218 - Pesticide Registration and Tolerance Fees: An Overview
11-Aug-2010; Robert Esworthy; 30 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
August 18, 2008
February 12, 2008
September 6, 2007
May 4, 2007
January 2, 2007
July 28, 2006
May 19, 2006
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Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for regulating the sale, use, and distribution of pesticides under the authority of two statutes. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C.136-136y), a licensing statute, requires EPA to review and regis.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Pesticides, Federal Agencies, Legislative
go directly to report, PDF _ RS20158 - National Park System: Establishing New Units
22-Jul-2010; Carol Hardy Vincent; 10 p.
Update: Previous releases:
June 10, 2008
September 28, 2006

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Abstract: The National Park System includes 392 diverse units administered by the National Park Service (NPS) of the Department of the Interior. Units generally are added to the National Park System by act of Congress, although the President may proclaim national monuments on land that is federally managed.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Public Lands, Natural Resources, Federal Agencies
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33483 - Wetlands: An Overview of Issues
12-Jul-2010; Claudia Copeland; 25 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
December 30, 2009
July 8, 2008
June 26, 2007
March 13, 2007
December 11, 2006
June 20,2006
July 30, 2006
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its most recent periodic survey of changes in wetland acreag.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Recent Congresses have considered numerous policy topics that involve wetlands. Many reflect issues of long-standing interest, such as applying federal regulations on private lands, wetland loss rates, and restoration and creation accomplishments. In the 110th Congress, a few of the topics were n.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Wetlands, Federal Agencies, Water
go directly to report, PDF _ RL33341 - The Strategic Petroleum Reserve: History, Perspectives, and Issues
28-Dec-2009; Robert Bamberger; 16 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
February 20, 2009
September 19, 2008
June 6, 2008
November 1, 2007
February 22, 2007
April 3, 2006
June 19, 2006
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Abstract: Congress authorized the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA, P.L. 94-163) to help prevent a repetition of the economic dislocation caused by the 1973-1974 Arab oil embargo. The program is managed by the Department of Energy (DOE). The capacity of the .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Natural Resources, Federal Agencies, Energy
go directly to report, PDF _ RS22037 - Drinking Water State Revolving Fund: Program Overview and Issues
10-Apr-2009; Mary Tiemann; 12 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
February 22, 2008
March 9, 2007
June 20, 2006
April 27, 2006


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Abstract: The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments of 1996 authorized a drinking water state revolving loan fund (DWSRF) program to help public water systems finance infrastructure projects needed to comply with federal drinking water regulations and to protect public health. Under the program, states.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Federal Agencies
go directly to report, PDF _ RL34448 - Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2009
17-Mar-2009; John F. Sargent, Christine M. Matthews, John D. Moteff, Daniel Morgan, Robert Esworthy, Wendy H. Schacht, Pamela W. Smith, Wayne A. Morrissey; 62 p.
Update: Previous Editions:
August 15, 2008
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Abstract: President Bush has proposed total research and development (R&D) funding of $147.0 billion in his FY2009 budget request to Congress, a $3.9 billion (2.7%) increase over the estimated FY2008 level of $143.1 billion. Five federal agencies would receive 92.8% of total federal R&D spending: the Depar.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Federal Agencies, Legislative, Science & Technology
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