Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

EPA Technical Study on the Safety of Emission Controls for … Engines Below 50 Horsepower

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Energy,Health/Medical

Evaluates the potential safety hazards of introducing emission controls for small, nonroad engines and equipment. Concludes that the emission standards may be implemented without increase in risk of fire or burns to consumers. From the Environmental Protection Agency

Asia-Pacific Economic Update 2005

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs

A military perspective on the interaction of economics and security in the Asian Pacific area. Covers Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia and transnational issues in three volumes. From the U.S. Pacific Command.

National Drug Threat Assessment: 2006

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Foreign Affairs

Latest annual report which assesses drug trafficking trends and developments. Methamphetamine is seen as the drug that poses the greatest current threat to the U.S. by law enforcement officials. Also covers trafficking and abuse patterns of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, MDMA, and pharmaceutical drugs. From the Justice Department

Operation Iraqi Freedom Documents

Categories: Defense/Military,Iraq

Presents a cache of unclassified documents captured during military operations in Iraq. Disclaimer indicates that the U.S. government has made no determination regarding the authenticity of the documents. From the Foreign Military Studies Office of the Joint Reserve Intelligence Center at Fort Leavenworth. Removed from public access by the Director of National Intelligence on November 2, 2006 pending review of documents related to nuclear bomb making.

Department of Defense Sexual Assault Report for 2005: Executive Summary

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Sex Issues

The second annual report about sexual assault allegations in the military. Reports that 2,374 reports of sexual assault involving members of the armed forces were received during 2005. The total was higher by 674 incidents than the previous year. Also describes the new confidential reporting option.

2005 Data Book, Internal Revenue Service

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Taxes

Organizational information and statistical tables for the Internal Revenue Service for the fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2005. Includes data on returns filed, revenue received, audits conducted and refunds issued. From the Internal Revenue Service.

Status of Technology and Digitization in the Nation’s Museums and Libraries

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

Second national study on the extent of digitization activities, the kind of technology used, funding, maintenance, and staffing for digitization activities at museums, public and academic libraries, archives, and state library administrative agencies. From the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005

Categories: Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations

The text of the controversial law passed to amend the original PATRIOT Act passed in the fall of 2001. From GPO Access.