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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 108-199 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004
  • Conduct a study regarding foreign content in U.S. exports and U.S. content in foreign imports (completed)
  • Conduct a multi-year, comprehensive in-water study of shrimp fishing and its impact on sea turtle mortality (See also P.L. 109-479) (report completed in partial response to mandate)
  • Recommend an optimal structure for the cord blood program and address pertinent issues to maximize the potential of this technology (completed)
  • Establish clinically appropriate standards for medical necessity and qualification criteria for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs)
  • Conduct a study on mammography standards (completed)
  • Study the state of emergency care in the United States (completed)
  • Evaluate the impact of board certification on teacher quality and student academic achievement (completed)
  • Conduct a study of teacher preparation programs in the United States (completed)
  • Develop and perform a national tire fuel efficiency study and literature review (completed)
  • Study the health risks to children from residential lead contamination
  • Study the health, safety, and environmental risks of coal combustion waste used for reclamation in active and abandoned mines (completed)
Public Law 108-334 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2005
  • Study the role of Coast Guard icebreakers in supporting United States operations in the Antarctic and the Arctic (completed)
Public Law 108-375 - Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005
  • Study the plans of the Department of Energy to manage radioactive waste streams from reprocessed spent nuclear fuel (completed)
     
Public Law 108-447 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005
  • Review the adequacy and effectiveness of Title VI international education and foreign language studies and section 102(b)(6) Fulbright-Hays programs in addressing their statutory missions and in building the nation’s international and foreign language expertise (completed)
  • Review coal reserves, assess the categories of coal research, and review how technologies are being transferred to coal mine operators and other users (completed)
  • Study and make recommendations regarding appropriate nutritional standards for the availability, sale, content, and consumption of food at school, with particular attention given to foods offered in competition with federally-reimbursed meals and snacks (completed)
  • Conduct a study on the training of physicians for public health careers (completed)
  • Conduct a study on changing labor force requirements
  • Study the environmental, including landscape/viewshed, impacts of wind energy projects in the Mid-Atlantic Highlands (completed)
  • Review the science to be undertaken under the space exploration initiative and develop a strategy by which all of NASA’s science disciplines, as well as the science conducted aboard the International Space Station, can make adequate progress towards their established goals (completed)