Reflects laws enacted as of May 1, 1995. Includes: registration; deportation; reform; the Emergency Immigrant Education Program; Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988; Refugee-Related Provisions; Free Trade Agreements; offices & forms of the INS; lists & tables relating to immigration & nationality, & much more.
Provides information on processing defective pricing audit reports received by the Defense contracting officer. Includes a synopsis of pertinent laws, regulations, board & court cases, as well as a sample milestone schedule which may be used by contracting officers in achieving resolution & disposition of defective pricing audits within the time frames prescribed in the DoD Directive 7640-2, Policy for Follow up on Contract Audit Reports.Ó Also, information on contract negotiation: Do's & Don'ts for Contracting OfficersÓ. Glossary.
Consists of full-text or abstracted copies of selected National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) documents on asbestos. They include NIOSH publications and testimony that summarize both NIOSH research on the health hazards of asbestos and NIOSH recommendations on workplace exposure to asbestos. Also contains a complete list of NIOSH documents on asbestos. The citations are arranged alphabetically by document title or author within one of the following 6 categories: numbered publications, testimony, journal articles and conference proceedings, contract reports, grant reports, and miscellaneous reports.
Examines progress that the U.S. government has made to identify and catalog the many radiation experiments carried out in the U.S. involving human subjects and to establish an effective set of policies and procedures to protect citizens from dangerous and unethical research practices. Presents testimony from representatives from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the State of Alaska, the Task Force on Radiation and Human Rights, Concerned Relatives of Cancer Study Patients, the National Institute of Health (Office for Protection from Research Risks), the Dept. of Energy, the General Accounting Office, and the Dept. of Defense.
Report by the Sec. of Defense on the threat of sophisticated organized terrorism against U.S. overseas forces. He announces major changes in the approach to force protection, and the placement of the threat of terrorism as one of the important considerations to be weighed when deciding how best to undertake a deployment. Appendix contains the Downing Report; the Defense Special Weapons Agency Report of the Khobar Towers Bomb Damage; the memo assigning responsibility for force protection, etc. Includes an 11-page report by Sen. Arlen Specter after a fact-finding trip to Saudi Arabia and a staff review of materials, concluding that there was no intelligence failure prior to the June 25 deadly bombing of the Khobar Towers complex.
Intended for both new and experienced juvenile probation officers. Represents the collective experience of more than 40 probation professionals involved in its development. Intended to improve the effectiveness of juvenile probation as a community response to the law covering behavior of youth. Covers professional orientation, job-related skill areas and much more. Illustrated.
Examines the emerging threat of Russian organized crime in America through witness testimony from: the Commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service; the Criminal Investigation Div. of the FBI; the Director of Criminal Investigation of the IRS; the Deputy Minister of Interior of the Russian Ministry of Interior Affairs; a detective from the the New York City Police Dept.; the Organized Crime Intelligence Div. of the Los Angeles Police Dept.; as well as former members of the Colombo and Lucchese organized crime families, an anonymous Russian criminal, and an anonymous undercover police officer. Tables, charts, letters, and photos.
Provides a basis for achieving sustainability in facility planning & design, emphasize the importance of biodiversity, & encourage responsible development decisions in parks & other conservation areas, particularly where related to ecotourism. Sustainability principles have been developed for nine topics: interpretation, natural resources, cultural resources, site design, building design, energy management, water supply, waste prevention, & facility maintenance & operations. Drawings. Also includes a 15-page guide, Disability Awareness Training Manual for Park Personnel.Ó
Provides guidance for construction activities subject to pollution prevention guidelines established under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. Emphasizes prevention and the use of Best Management Practices to reduce pollution. Contents include site evaluation, assessment phase, plan design phase, certification and notification phases, implementation phase, and the final stabilization phase. Includes worksheets with erosion and sediment control, construction, and stabilization checklists.
Contains information on military police training, editorials, articles, and departments. Contains photographs, figures, and tables.
An investigation regarding the links between foreign policy, narcotics, and law enforcement in connection with drug trafficking from the Caribbean and Central and South America to the U.S. Includes a country-by-country analysis of the drug problem as it has effected U.S. foreign policy in Latin America (Bahamas, Colombia, Nicaragua, Cuba, Haiti, and Panama); a review of drug links to the Contra movement and the Nicaraguan war; of money laundering; and of issues involving conflicts between law enforcement and national security.
The majority of waste generated by the metal casting or foundry industry is from melting operations, metal pouring, and disposal of spent molding materials. Profiles the metal casting and heat treating industries and outlines their pollution problems. Offers reasonable solutions to waste and pollution problems. Waste minimization assessment guidelines and options are discussed. Also covers the economics of waste minimization and gives information about where to get further help. Case studies of plants, diagrams and worksheets.
Reviews the oversight and disciplinary actions of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and several of the securities industry's self regulatory organizations (SRO) against unscrupulous brokers - individuals licensed to sell securities who have committed a significant breach of sales practice rules or have a history of repeated sales practice violations.
Contents: America's three crime challenges (prevention, protection, restraint; revolving-door justice vs. representative democracy); America's ticking crime bomb (violent crime by the numbers: UCR & NCVS; concentrated by race, place & age; demographics; dynamics; voters are not fools); the reality of revolving-door justice (why prison pays; who really goes to prison?); the good news about fighting violent crime (law enforcement matters; behind drops in violent crime: cops at work; meeting America's crime challenges). Charts & tables.
Presents 3 alternative technologies for conventional residential construction: foam-core structural sandwich panels, light-gauge metal framing, and welded-wire sandwich panels. The feasibility, quality, and costs associated with each method are evaluated. By evaluating the design and construction of homes with alternative materials, this report will stimulate builders to investigate building materials options more thoroughly. Background chapter discusses the use and costs of lumber in residential construction. Directory section. 75 tables and photos.
This book is about prevention -- preventing illness & disease -- & the benefits of early detection & treatment if you get sick. This report is for all women, of all ages, ethnicities, & sexual orientations. Covers: breast cancer, AIDS, TSS, nutrition, infertility, contraception, lead, pregnancy, breast implants, hair dye, ovarian cancer, menopause & much more. Charts, graphs, drawings & photos.
Focuses on the changing school population, changing expectations for the elementary school, and the changing view of how children learn. Primarily designed to be used as a road map for the school team of teachers, parents, and administrators, this report points the way for elementary education reform to help bring a "rich and rigorous education to all students." One of the most significant statements on the reform and restructuring of elementary education in the U.S. Award-Winner! Over 100,000 copies sold! Illustrated.
Determines whether the Department of Defense (DOD) can provide efficient & effective defense transportation in a changing national security environment. Specifically, it determines whether DOD is providing cost-effective & efficient transportation; what factors drive transportation costs; & whether any actions are necessary to ensure a successful reengineering of defense transportation that will improve efficiency & reduce costs. Ten charts, tables & graphs.
Covers: How Are Elders Abused? (case histories, physical abuse and neglect, financial abuse, psychological abuse, self-neglect, sexual abuse, and violation of rights); Theories For Why Abuse Occurs; Survey of the State Human Services Dept. and Adult Protective Service Workers; Federal and State Efforts to Identify and Prevent Elder Abuse (1978-1990); Policy Recommendations; and Appendix (Directory of Officials Responsible for adult Protective Services and Elder Abuse). Photos and charts.
Presents summaries of drinking water and wastewater technologies suited to small communities. Presents technical and cost information on those technologies most widely used. The wastewater treatment technology overviews covers: collection systems, treatment technologies, and sludge treatment and disposal methods. Case studies of six small communities address their unique drinking water and wastewater problems. Resource Directory section lists state and regional organizations that can provide technical and financial resources to small communities. Diagrams and tables.
Reviews the current status of plant conservation in the southwestern U.S., citing specific cases from surveys, and genetic, demographic, and ecological studies. In addition, broad issues affecting the paradigms of conservation of rare plants species in an ecosystem management context are reviewed. Contents: public involvement in plant conservation; demography; genetics; issues concerning rarity and preserving biodiversity; reproductive and pollination biology; autecology; strategies for protection in an ecosystem context; and surveys and monitoring. 40 papers. Illus.
Computer security conference held by the National Computer Security Assoc. (NCSA) on Nov. 25-26, 1991. The first conference ever held which brought together anti-virus developers from around the world. Includes results of the Dataquest virus prevalence study, virus ethics, and much more. At this point, the NCSA1s computer virus collection numbered about 7,400 samples, the majority of the viruses that had been identified in the Western world.
An introduction to research & descriptive information on one of today's most promising -- & least understood -- affordable housing options mobile homesÓ. Contains brief discussions of approximately 40 books, technical reports, journal articles, transcripts, handbooks, & other documents that, taken together, comprise a basic road map to significant areas, landmarks, & pathways in research on manufactured housing.
The official guide for arson investigators prepared by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Designed to be used as a reference at a fire scene, and while conducting the necessary follow-up investigations associated with arson-for-profit violations. Guidelines and interviewing checklists are provided for those areas typically involved in arson investigation. Illustrated.
Provides an unclassified reference handbook which explains the categories of intelligence threat, provides an overview of worldwide threats in each category, and identifies available resources for obtaining threat information. Contents: intelligence collection activities and disciplines (computer intrusion, etc.); adversary foreign intelligence operations (Russian, Chinese, Cuban, North Korean and Romanian); terrorist intelligence operations; economic collections directed against the U.S. (industrial espionage); open source collection; the changing threat and OPSEC programs.
Designed to help Americans comply with Federal Firearms Laws. Assists you in complying with the Gun Control Act of 1968 while helping to inform future gun buyers of the procedures in making lawful over-the-counter sales of all guns including longguns & out-of-state purchases. Includes every firearms law & ordinance published by state & local jurisdictions, commonwealth or possession, that has anything to do with firearms. Also: list of State Attorney Generals, forms/publications, Brady information, & much more.
An instructional and ref. manual for aerospace students and professionals. Examines the tremendous force-enhancement potential for integrating space-related assets into U.S. war-fighting capabilities. Focuses on the role of space power in future control oper's. Discusses space systems organizations, roles and missions, policy, and applications. Contents: space history: the evolution of space power; space law, policy, and doctrine; space support to the war fighters: space missions and military space systems; spacelift; military space strategy and evolving systems.
This guide is designed to be an easy-to-use reference based on the law and regulations as well as the knowledge and experience of the U.S. Dept. of Labor staff. It will take you step-by-step through the election process, help you to identify your responsibilities during each step, and provide suggestions to make your job easier. Except for the first chapter, each chapter is divided into 3 parts. "Requirements" has essential information about the standards for conducting elections, "Suggestions" provides practical tips for election officials, and "Common Pitfalls" warns of mistakes often made in union elections. Illustrated.
Over 60 terms defined. Provides a brief history of prevention efforts as well as an overview of the issues, principles, & approaches that work best. Topics are listed in alpha order & include: acronyms, AIDS, binge drinking, children of alcoholics, cocaine, evaluation, federal agencies, heroin, Hispanic/Latino, impaired driving, marijuana, media advocacy, older adults, parents & prevention, PCP, prevention, risk factors, social bonding, social marketing, steroids, tobacco, violence, youth participation, etc. Each entry includes a list of references.
Serves as a source book for wood pelleting operations and as a business plan guide for people or organizations interested in starting a wood pellet business. Cost and performance figures are presented in a business plan for a hypothetical firm to be used as a reference point. To be used as a guide to help the entrepreneur in the development of a business plan. Covers: residential wood pellet market analysis, manufacturing, and financial projections. Appendices: pellet manufacturers, bibliography, and wood pellet literature review.
Held October 13-16, 1992. Emphasizes information systems security criteria (& how it affects us), and the actions associated with organizational accreditation. These areas are highlighted by emphasizing how organizations are integrating information security solutions. Includes presentations from government, industry and academia and how they are cooperating to extend the state-of-the-art technology to information systems security. 72 referred papers, trusted systems tutorial and 23 executive summaries. Very valuable! Must buy!
Provides information to determine whether or not an establishment must keep OSHA records; describes which forms should be used and how they should be completed; outlines where the OSHA records must be located, how they should be updated, and how long they must be kept; provides guidelines for determining the key issues of recordability and for determining the outcome of recordable cases; describes employer obligations for reporting occupational injuries and illnesses; and discusses some of the checks and balances built into the system to ensure accurate recordkeeping and reporting.
Covers every war fought by the U.S. Includes: both men and women, black recipients of the medals of honor, black military role models, graduates of the military service academies, statistical factors on blacks in the military, black civilian workforce in the DoD, and much more. Encyclopedic! Over 200 photos, including: General Colin L. Powell, Brig. Gen. Hazel W. Johnson, Gen. Roscoe Robinson, Jr., Brig. Gen. Marcelite J. Harris, Gen. Bernard P. Randolph, Astronaut Mae. C. Jemison, Lt. Col. Thomas L. Bain, Brig. Gen. Sherian G. Cadoria.
This document pays tribute to the Hispanic American (HA) men and women who have served and continue to serve with courage and distinction in America's defense. Contents: overview (1492-1989); a salute to Hispanic fighter aces; (HA) recipients of the Medal of Honor; HA hostages during the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Iran; HA officer killed in action in Libya; Navy ships christened in honor of Hispanics; HA generals and flag officers by military service; a selection of HA officer personnel; highest ranking HA enlisted personnel; the military academies and HA; HA civilians in DoD; HA within DoD. Over 100 photos.
A collection of the most pertinent rules pertaining to patent drawings, since drawings form an integral part of a patent application. Appendices include: drawing symbols, examples of correct & incorrect drawings, simulation showing inking of linesÓ, plus much more.Encompasses the objective of worldwide harmonization. Over 100 drawings.
Presentations of a conference. Covers a wide range of topics spanning the new draft Federal Criteria for Information Security, research and development activities, techniques for building secure computer systems and networks, and ethics issues. Papers and panels address harmonization of U.S. criteria for information technology security with international criteria, future techniques for integrating commercial off-the-shelf products into secure systems, access control and other networking challenges, etc. Numerous tables and figures.
Uses the theory of passive detection to show that nuclear weapons employing plutonium and depleted uranium can be detected on board naval vessels, even when they are making port calls in countries that do not allow nuclear weapons.
Reviews the progress of the telecommunications industry and the law enforcement agencies in implementing the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act. This Act invokes the assistance of the telecommunications industry to provide technological solutions for accessing call information and call content for law enforcement agencies when legally authorized to do so. Charts and tables.
Discusses biological rhythms: what they are, how they are controlled by the brain, and the role they play in regulating physiological and cognitive functions. The major focus of the report is the examination of the effects of nonstandard work hours on biological rhythms and how these effects can interact with other factors to affect the health, performance, and safety of workers. Over 100, photos, drawings, charts, and tables.
An assessment of combat modeling & simulation technologies. Discusses simulators which allow military forces to practice & train in situations which would be too costly or risky to practice with real weapons. Chapters include: preparing for the next war; recent developments; simulators; types of simulations; the evolution of distributed interactive simulation; SIMNET; fidelity, fog & friction; verification, validation, & accreditation; standards for DIS scalability & scaling; funding for DIS systems. Graphs, charts, & photos.
This workshop concentrated on the technologies to improve the design, performance, manufacturing, and economics of the critical components for the next generation of electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles for the year 2000 and beyond. Over 100 illustrations.
Covers: tobacco situation and outlook; North Carolina Farm Labor Regulations; protecting water quality and reducing pesticide exposure; variety information; transplant production; fertilization; weed management; topping and sucker control; use of yellowing chemicals; disease management; insect management; sustainable agriculture; integrated pest management, and much more. Illustrated.
A detailed, easy to understand reference to help anyone through the classification and disposal of hazardous waste. Graphically explains how the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) applies to individual facilities. Checklists and flow charts will guide the user through classification and identification of hazardous waste in any environment. Explains how to meet hazardous waste requirements including on-site treatment, off-site treatment, incineration and landfilling. Includes 30 figures, 39 tables, and a four page checklist.
Covers the American part in the Buna-Sanananda campaign of WW II, in which Australian and American troops defeated the Japanese Imperial Army. Contents: the Japanese threat to Australia; the Allied counteroffensive; background of the Buna operation; battering at Buna (19 Nov.-14 Dec.); Warren front: capture of the old strip (15 Dec.-3 Jan.); Urbana front: capture of Buna mission (15 Dec.-2 Jan.); background of the Sanananda operation; the road block (22 Nov.-9 Jan.); the capture of Sanananda (4-23 Jan.). Maps, sketches and photos.
Many scientists believe that from 1/3 to 2/3 of all cancers may be associated with the environment in which we live and work. This report lists: all substances which are known to be carcinogens or may reasonably be anticipated to be carcinogens, and to which a significant number of persons residing in the U.S. are exposed; information concerning the nature of such exposure and the estimated number of persons exposed to such substances, and much, more. Sections include: carcinogenicity, properties, use, production, exposure and regulations. Encyclopedic!!
Ineligible individuals may be receiving disability benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, which provides benefits to the low-income disabled & blind. Allegations of fraud, waste, & abuse in the program have been wide spread. Some ineligible non-English-speaking applicants were illegally obtaining benefits through the use of middlemen. There have also been sharp increases in the number of SSI recipients in recent years. From 1990 to 1996, the population of disabled SSI recipients increased by over 40%, from about 3.4 million to nearly 4.8 million. Tables.
An account of the operations of the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) in North Burma from February to May in 1994 during WW II. The Marauders' efforts was part of a coordinated Allied offensive to reconquer North Burma. Details of the offensive are summarized briefly to set the operations of the 5307th within a larger framework. The narrative is based on interviews conducted after the operation. Contents: 1st mission: Walawbum; 2nd mission: Shaduzup & Inkangahtawng; 3rd mission: Myitkyina; casualties; & decorations. Photos & maps.
An examination of the difficulties small employers report they are experiencing in complying with the HCS, in particular with the material safety data sheet (MSDS) requirements, and the methodology underlying OSHA's estimates of costs for small employers in non-manufacturing industries to comply with the MSDS requirements.