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Short Summaries of National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Studies Within Public Laws by Congressional Session

The following is a list of congressionally requested National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine studies summarized from the legislative language. For the actual language, click on the title of the Public Law.

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Public Law 109-234 - Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006
  • Report on the depreciation of the individual system components for hurricane and storm damage reduction for the period beginning on the date of construction and ending on the date on which the report is prepared
  • Review the interim plan deauthorizing deep draft navigation on the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet and addressing wetland losses, channel bank erosion, hurricane and storm protection, saltwater intrusion, navigation, and ecosystem restoration
Public Law 109-289 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2007
  • Analyze the mission requirement and consider and recommend alternatives that meet the prompt global strike mission in the near term (1-2 years), the mid-term (3-5 years), and the long term (completed)
Public Law 109-347 - Security and Accountability For Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006
  • Conduct a study and prepare a report on disaster area health and environmental protection and monitoring
Public Law 109-364 - John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007
  • Review and evaluate the available scientific and medical evidence regarding associations between pre-natal, child, and adult exposure to drinking water contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PCE) at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (completed)
  • Receive custodianship of the Air Force Health Study assets, maintain the data and specimens, and make them available for additional studies
  • Review the Department of Defense medical quality improvement program
  • Conduct a study to identify areas for further cooperation with Russia and other states of the former Soviet Union under the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program of the Department of Defense in the specific area of prevention of proliferation biological weapons (completed)
  • Study the quantification of margins and uncertainty methodology used by the national security laboratories for assessing and certifying the safety and reliability of the nuclear stockpile (completed)
Public Law 109-365 - Older Americans Act Amendments of 2006
  • Conduct a study of the nutrition projects authorized by the Older Americans Act of 1965
Public Law 109-401 - Henry J. Hyde United States and India Nuclear Cooperation Promotion Act of 2006
  • Develop recommendations for the implementation of the United States-India scientific cooperative nonproliferation program
Public Law 109-424 - Tsunami Warning and Education Act
  • Review the tsunami detection, forecast, and warning program established under this Act (See also P.L. 109-479) (completed)
Public Law 109-449 - Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act
  • Study the effectiveness of international and national measures to prevent and reduce marine debris and its impact (completed)
Public Law 109-469 - Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006
  • Study certain aspects of iatrogenic addiction to prescription opioid analgesics included in schedules II and III of the Controlled Substances Act
Public Law 109-479 - Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006
  • Conduct, jointly with the Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, a multi-year, comprehensive in-water study to measure the efforts, effects, and impact of the utilization of turtle excluder devices by shrimp fisheries (See also P.L. 108-199) (report completed in partial response to mandate)
  • Conduct a study of the acidification of the oceans and how this process affects the United States (See also P.L. 110-161) (completed)
  • Review the tsunami detection, forecast, and warning program established under this Title (See also P.L. 109-424) (completed)