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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.

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Public Law 112- 10 - Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
  • Evaluate the adequacy and validity of the Department of Homeland Security’s revised site-specific biosafety and biosecurity mitigation risk assessment of the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility (See P.L. 112-74) (completed)
     
Public Law 112- 74 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012
  • Evaluate the adequacy and validity of the Department of Homeland Security’s revised site-specific biosafety and biosecurity mitigation risk assessment of the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility (See P.L. 112-10) (completed)
  • Conduct a study to identify the market barriers slowing the purchase of electric vehicles and hindering the deployment of supporting infrastructure
  • Study the lessons learned from the Fukushima nuclear disaster (completed)
  • Assess the data, analysis, and conclusions in the National Park Service’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) concerning oyster operations at Point Reyes National Seashore to ensure there is a solid scientific foundation for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (completed)
  • Conduct up to three reviews of the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessments that the Environmental Protection Agency seeks to make final, including a study of the cancer and non-cancer hazards from oral exposure to inorganic arsenic (all but arsenic study completed)
  • Form a work group to review, evaluate, and identify issues related to the Cures Acceleration Network (CAN) authority and provide a report for the CAN Board to help it identify ways to accelerate and expand the number of cures
  • Evaluate the Clinical and Translational Science Awards program and recommend whether changes to the current mission are needed (completed)
  • Conduct a scientific peer review of the 12th Report on Carcinogens determinations related to formaldehyde and styrene (completed)
Public Law 112- 81 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
  • Within four years of the enactment of the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011, and every four years thereafter, conduct a study of how the STTR program has stimulated technological innovation and technology transfer, estimate the number of jobs created by the SBIR and STTR programs, and make recommendations with respect to these issues (partially completed)