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Author: Stephen M. Lord
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: actions, performance, measure, additional, efforts, enhance, coordination, risk, security, transportation, tsa, manage, surface, improve
Number of Pages: 21
Published: 2010-08
ISBN-10: 1437932649
ISBN-13: 9781437932645

Terrorist attacks on surface transportation facilities in Moscow, Mumbai, London, and Madrid caused casualties and highlighted the vulnerability of such systems. The Transportation Security Admin. (TSA) is the primary fed. agency responsible for security of transportation systems. This testimony focuses on the extent to which: (1) DHS has used risk management in strengthening surface transportation security; (2) TSA has coordinated its strategy and efforts for securing surface transportation with stakeholders; (3) TSA has measured the effectiveness of its surface transportation security-improv
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Author: Thomas C. Winter
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: water, resource, single, surface, ground
Number of Pages: 92
Published: 1999-09
ISBN-10: 0788184075
ISBN-13: 9780788184079

Presents an overview of current understanding of the interaction of ground water & surface water, in terms of both quantity & quality, as applied to a variety of landscapes across the U.S. It serves as a general educational document that will help other Federal, State, & local agencies build a firm scientific foundation for policies governing the management & protection of aquifers & watersheds. Sections include: natural processes of ground-water & surface-water interaction; effects of human activities on the interaction of ground water & surface water; & challenges & opportunities. Charts & t
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Author: United States. General Accounting Office
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: surface, transportation, report, committees, board, congressional, pipeline, issues, associated, regulation
Number of Pages: 44
Published: 1998
ISBN-10: 1428976973
ISBN-13: 9781428976979
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Author: Carol R. Schuster
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: sustaining, current, program, challenges, faces, combatants, navy, surface
Number of Pages: 90
Published: 1997-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788147684
ISBN-13: 9780788147685

Surface combatants -- cruisers, destroyers, & frigates -- represent over one-third of the Navy's war-fighting fleet & a significant portion of the annual funding for new ships. This report discusses the Navy's basis for its current & planned surface combatant force, plans to sustain the current force size into the next century, & key factors that could affect future force requirements. It recommends that specific information on the Navy's basis & plans for sustaining the surface combatant force the be provided to Congress for use in deliberations on future naval force size. Photos, charts, tab
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Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Sur
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: mining, surface, control, report, perspective, reclamation, study, non, coal, minerals, mineral
Number of Pages: 380
Published: 1979-12
eBookDB-ID: NAP:11827
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Author: Robin M. Nazzaro
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: mining, kentucky, west, areas, virginia, mountainous, coal, characteristics, surface
Number of Pages: 88
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437926827
ISBN-13: 9781437926828

Surface coal mining in the mountainous areas of Appalachia generates controversy because of its scale and the post-mining appearance of the land. This report examined the characteristics of: (1) surface coal mining; and (2) reclaimed lands that were disturbed by surface coal mining in the mountainous, eastern part of Kentucky and in West Virginia, where most such mining occurs. Fed. and state law requires mining operators to obtain permits before mining. The permits identify the acres under open permit and how the land will be reclaimed -- including the post-mining land use, whether the approx
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Author: Phillip R. Herr (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: freight, waterways, shipments, consumers, rail, passed, road, transportation, comparison, costs, surface
Number of Pages: 67
Published: 2011-05-01
ISBN-10: 1437982352
ISBN-13: 9781437982350

Road, rail, and waterway freight transportation is vital to the nation's economy. Gov't., tax, regulatory, and infrastructure investment policies can affect the costs that shippers pass on to their customers. If gov't. policy gives one mode a cost advantage over another, then shipping prices and customers' use of freight modes can be distorted, reducing the overall efficiency of the nation's economy. This report: (1) describes how gov't. policies can affect competition and efficiency within the surface freight transportation sector; (2) determines what is known about the extent to which all co
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