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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Price Increases in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: Authority to Limit Price Gouging

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Processes/Organization,Weather/Disasters

Looks at federal and state authority to limit post-disaster price gouging. From the Congressional Research Service via the Federation of American Scientists

New Orleans Levees and Floodwalls: Hurricane Damage Protection

Categories: Environment,Weather/Disasters

Discusses the system of flood protection at New Orleans and the problems of maintaining or improving it. From the Congressional Research Service via the Federation of American Scientists

Organization and Mission of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization

Reviews the plan submitted prior to Hurricane Katrina by Homeland Security director Chertoff to downsize the Federal Emergency Management Agency by removing preparedness responsibilities and reviews issues and options for Congress. From the Congressional Research Service.

Handbook on Pay and Leave Benefits for Federal Employees Affected by Severe Weather Conditions…

Categories: Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Weather/Disasters

Covers pay and benefits both for federal workers prevented from working and those required to work in areas affected by severe weather conditions or other emergency situations. From the Office of Personnel Management

Protection for Human Test Subjects

Categories: Environment,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

Provides text and background to new proposed regulation for the protection of human subjects from pesticide exposure. From the Environmental Protection Agency

Status of the U.S. Fisheries for 2004

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources

Presents the status of U.S. marine fish stocks for 2004. From the National Marine Fisheries Service.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health: 2004

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco

Latest survey on the prevalence of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use and abuse in the U.S. Formerly called the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse

Wildlife Services’ 2004 Annual Tables

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Animals/Wildlife,Natural Resources

Data on animals killed and methods used by the unit of the Agriculture Department responsible for managing wildlife to reduce threats to agriculture, human safety, and endangered species.

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