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Alternative Onsite Sewage Disposal Technology: A Review

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Richard Siddoway - January 1988

In 1988, nearly 30 percent of the homes in Washington depended on onsite wastewater treatment and disposal. It was estimated that up to one-half of all septic systems did not perform satisfactorily, or fail entirely within their expected life. This study discusses research on alternative onsite sewage disposal technologies and alternative onsite policy in Washington State.

Report ID: 88-01-4102
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Regional Long Waves of Economic Development: Trends in the Washington Economy

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Douglas Booth - May 1987

Like national and world economies, a regional economy goes through long waves of economic activity. Specifically, a region will experience a relatively lengthy period of economic growth close to or above the national rate followed by a relatively lengthy period of economic growth below the national rate. This research applies a regional long wave theory of economic development to the Washington State economy to explain recent changes in its structure and rate of growth and to predict its probably future course.

Report ID: 87-05-4101
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Increasing Higher Education's Contribution to Economic Development in Washington

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William Zumeta, Dean Stephens - December 1986

This report analyzes the relationship between higher education and economic development and discusses ways in which the contributions of higher education to Washington’s economy can be increased.

Report ID: 86-12-4101
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Possible Alternative Uses of UI Trust Funds: A Survey of Recent State Initiatives

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Duane Leigh - October 1986

This report surveys the reemployment initiatives currently in place in about a dozen states. Since these state programs do not occur in a vacuum, also reviewed are relevant federal programs and demonstration projects, as well as selected foreign government initiatives. These initiatives tend to fall into the following categories: (1) enhanced job search assistance, (2) classroom training, (3) on-the-job training and wage subsidies, (4) relocation allowances, (5) reemployment bonuses, and (6) self-employment programs.

Report ID: 86-10-4101
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Sewage Sludge Disposal and Utilization Study

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Jane Hope - January 1986

This report looks at the use of municipal sewage sludge on land as a means of transforming an unpleasant and sometimes harmful waste into a natural resource.

Report ID: 86-01-4101
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Hazardous Materials Incident Management in Washington State

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John Erickson - August 1984

This is a descriptive report of hazardous materials incident management in Washington State. It is in response to a request from Senate Majority Leader, R. Ted. Bottiger.

The study includes the following:

  • A description of present policies and procedures for the management of materials incidents
  • Identification of potential gaps and overlaps in present policy; and
  • Identification of the major procedural issues which arise because of policy gaps or overlaps.

Report ID: 84-08-4102
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