In 1992 Congress authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to implement the Delaware River deepening project, which would deepen the river's shipping channel from 40 to 45 feet. In 2002 a review of the Corps' economic analysis of the project, concluding that it contained significant limitations. It was recommended that the Corps prepare a comprehensive economic reanalysis, which the Corps completed in 2004. This report determined the extent to which: (1) the reanalysis addressed the limitations identified; (2) the reanalysis's benefit projections, as updated, reflect current and anticipated market and industry conditions; and (3) the Corps has accounted for other key issues that could affect the project. Charts and tables.
The number of oil and gas wells on leased fed. land has increased dramatically. To help manage the environmental impacts of these wells, BLM requires oil and gas operators to reclaim disturbed land. BLM requires them to provide a bond before beginning drilling operations. BLM refers to oil and gas wells and leased land that will require reclamation as potential liabilities because BLM may have to pay for reclamation if the operators fail to do so. This report determined: (1) BLM's policies for managing potential federal oil and gas well liability; (2) the extent to which BLM has implemented these policies; and (3) the challenges, if any, BLM faces in managing potential oil and gas well liability. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.
In recent decades, managing the nation's public and private forests and rangelands has become increasingly complex, requiring a sound understanding of science and science-based tools to address these complexities. The Forest Service (FS) maintains a research and development program (FS R&D) to help provide scientific info. and tools. This report examined: (1) the scope of R&D carried out by FS R&D and some of its resulting accomplishments; (2) trends in resources used in performing FS R&D work and the effects of those trends on its research efforts and priorities; and (3) recent steps FS R&D has taken to improve its ability to fulfill its mission and challenges it faces in doing so. Illus. This is a print on demand report.
Mr Mittal had his spiritual sprouting in the beginning of his service and became a deep thinker. He is the founder of Kabir Peace Mission, which seeks to create a happier society to live in. He has written many books on positive living. This book narrates the story of his spiritual journey and presents how difficult situations oflife can be met with equanimity. Mr Mittal is a widely read and travelled person and has been in close association with many enlightened souls engaged in the propagation of practical wisdom. A disciple of Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha of Kerala, in August 2000, he represented him in 'The Millennium World Peace Summit' held at UN headquarters, New York as a member of Indian delegation.