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Short Summaries of National Academies’ Studies Within Public Laws by Congressional Session

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

Select Congress/Session: 113-2 | 113-1 | 112-2 | 112-1 | 111-2 | 111-1 | 110-2 | 110-1 | 109-2 | 109-1 | 108-2 | 108-1 | 107-2 | 107-1 | 106-2 | 106-1 | 105-2 | 105-1
Public Law 106-181 - Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century
  • Study of air quality in passenger cabins of aircraft used in air transportation and foreign air transportation (completed)
     
Public Law 106-193 - Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act of 2000
  • Study of the progress made under the methane hydrate research and development program and recommendations for future needs (completed)
     
Public Law 106-291 - Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001
  • Conduct a study of Atlantic salmon (completed)
  • Address the potential of homogenous charge combustion ignition technology in the next annual review of the PNGV program (completed)
     
Public Law 106-310 - Children's Health Act of 2000
  • Determine the costs of immunosuppressive drugs provided to children pursuant to organ transplants and the extent to which health plans and health insurance cover such costs
  • Study issues related to the treatment of PKU and other metabolic disorders and mechanisms to assure access to effective treatment, including special diets
  • Conduct a study on the development of medications for the treatment of addiction to amphetamine and methamphetamine
     
Public Law 106-345 - Ryan White CARE Act Amendments of 2000
  • Study on reducing the incidence of perinatal transmission of HIV, including the barriers to testing
  • Study of the surveillance systems of States on the prevalence of HIV (completed)
  • Study of the appropriate epidemiological measures and their relationship to the financing and delivery of primary care and health-related support services for low-income, uninsured, and under-insured individuals with HIV disease (completed)
     
Public Law 106-346 - Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001
  • Study on whether the static stability factor is a scientifically valid measurement in comparison to dynamic testing (completed)
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and impacts of CAFE standards (completed)
     
Public Law 106-377 - Department of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001
  • Study of carbon monoxide episodes in meterological and topographical problem areas (completed)
  • Review of the quality of science used to develop and implement TMDLs (completed)
     
Public Law 106-387 - Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001
  • Evaluate the role of scientifically determined criteria in the production and regulation of meat and poultry products (completed)
     
Public Law 106-391 - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2000
  • Jointly with the National Academy of Public Administration, study the status of life and microgravity research as it relates to the International Space Station (completed)
  • Review of efforts to determine the extent of life in the universe (completed)
Public Law 106-398 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001
  • Evaluate the costs, benefits, and risks associated with various remediation alternatives for the cleanup of the Moab uranium milling site (completed)
     
Public Law 106-419 - Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000
  • Review the dose reconstruction program of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (completed)
     
Public Law 106-525 - Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education Act of 2000
  • Study of the Department of Health and Human Services’ data collection systems and practices relating to the collection of data on race or ethnicity (completed)
     
Public Law 106-528 - Airport Security Improvement Act of 2000
  • Study of airport noise
     
Public Law 106-541 - Water Resources Development Act of 2000
  • Study of the independent peer review of feasibility reports for water resources projects (completed)
  • Review of the methods used to conduct economic and environmental analyses of water resources projects (completed)
  • Biennial review of the progress of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (fifth in a series completed)
     
Public Law 106-554 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2001
  • Study of coal waste impoundments and alternatives for future coal waste disposal (completed)
  • Study to evaluate the effectiveness of the current role and structure of the Ryan White CARE Act and the efforts to create a national consumer and provider education center within pediatric HIV/AIDS
  • Study of the structure of the National Institutes of Health (completed)
  • Study to evaluate risk assessment in relation to children’s health and safety (completed)
  • Study of the consequences of high stakes testing
  • Pursuant to HR2090, as passed by the House of Representatives on September 12, 2000, study of the feasibility and social value of a coordinated oceanography program (completed)
  • Conduct an independent scientific review of the November 30, 2000 Biological Opinion for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska groundfish fisheries (completed)
  • Study on Medicare coverage of routine thyroid screening (completed)
  • Conduct a comprehensive study and provide semiannual progress reports on how the SBIR program has stimulated technological innovation and used small businesses to meet federal research and development needs (completed)