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GLIN==> Northeast-Midwest Weekly Update -- 6 December 1999



WORKSHOP ON ECONOMICS OF UPPER
MISSISSIPPI AND ILLINOIS RIVER NAVIGATION
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      The Northeast-Midwest Institute on Thursday, December 9, is
sponsoring a workshop on the economics of additional navigation
infrastructure along the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.  Due
to controversy about the Army Corps of Engineers's Upper Mississippi
River and Illinois Waterway Navigation System Study, the Institute has
assembled a blue-ribbon panel of economists to review the Corps's
economic assumptions and analysis.  Presenting testimony to that panel
on the region's inland waterway transportation needs will be experts
from the Army Corps of Engineers, the navigation industry, and farm
and environmental interests.

      The blue-ribbon panel will review the economic justification for
expanding navigation locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi and
Illinois Rivers, and it will produce a written report on the strengths
and weaknesses of the Corps's economic assumptions and model.  That
panel includes Charles Leven from Washington University in St. Louis,
Geoffrey Hewings from University of Illinois, and Steven Berry from
Yale University.

       The workshop on December 9 will run from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm
in room 385 of the Hall of States, at 444 N. Capitol Street.

      CONTACT:  Ted Illston at the Northeast-Midwest Institute (544-
5200).


BROWNFIELD STATE-OF-THE-STATES REPORT
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      The Northeast-Midwest Institute this week will release an updated
review of state activities associated with brownfield cleanup and
redevelopment.  The report reveals how states are taking an
increasingly active role in promoting the identification, clean up,
and redevelopment of contaminated sites.

      A companion document, BROWNFIELD VOLUNTARY CLEANUP PROGRAM
IMPACTS, seeks to evaluate the impacts of various brownfield programs
by highlighting five economic impacts, including the number of sites
that entered the program and/or subsequently completed it; jobs
created; housing units developed; tax revenues added to the local
economy; and businesses created.

      The information is based on telephone interviews with state
environmental and economic development staff in all 50 states,
conducted during July and August, as well as additional information
submitted by states since that time.

      CONTACTS:  Charles Bartsch and Bridget Dorfman at the Northeast-
Midwest Institute (544-5200).


CATALOG OF NONPOINT SOURCE LEGISLATION
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      The Northeast-Midwest Institute this week will post its catalog
of nonpoint source (NPS) pollution legislation introduced in the first
session of the 106th Congress (1999).  The catalog divides bills into
four sections:  (1) appropriations, (2) House legislative proposals,
(3) Senate legislative proposals, and (4) proposals for a particular
watershed/region.  Within the House and Senate sections, legislative
proposals are subdivided according to the type of nonpoint source
pollution the bills address.  For each piece of legislation, the
catalog provides a bill number, title (if any), a brief description,
and its current status in Congress.  The catalog is located in the
"NPS Pollution" portion of the Institute's web site at
http://www.nemw.org.

      Also to be posted on the web is a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)
fact sheet prepared by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC).
The fact sheet describes a TMDL, outlines the steps required to
develop a TMDL, and highlights recent state and federal TMDL activity.
The fact sheet, located under the "River Basins" portion of the
Institute's site, also provides TMDL information specific to the
Susquehanna River Basin.

      CONTACT:  George Dusenbury at the Northeast-Midwest Institute
(544-5200).


ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ANALYST:
UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER
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      The Northeast-Midwest Institute is looking for a policy analyst
to focus on sustainable development issues associated with the Upper
Mississippi River.  The individual will work closely with a bipartisan
coalition of House members, as well as region-based organizations
interested in environmental quality and river transportation.  The
policy analyst will organize Capitol Hill briefings, advance policy
options, provide leadership in developing strategies, build
coalitions, and publish a bimonthly update on federal actions
affecting the region.

      Applicants should have several years of Capitol Hill experience,
as well as knowledge of environmental and transportation issues.  Also
needed are quality writing and speaking skills, and the ability to
work well with diverse interest groups.

      The Northeast-Midwest Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
The position's annual salary will be approximately $45,000, depending
upon experience.  Health care benefits are provided.

      Rather than call, please send a resume and writing sample to Dick
Munson at the Northeast-Midwest Institute, 218 D Street, SE,
Washington, DC 20003, fax:  202/544-0043, or email:
dickmunson@nemw.org.


BUDGET ANALYST
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      The Northeast-Midwest Institute also is looking for an individual
to track the flow of federal funds to the states.  The individual will
coordinate the Institute's annual analysis of the president's budget,
the annual flow-of-federal-funds and state reports, and periodic
state-by-state calculations of proposed funding formulas.  The policy
analyst will pay particular attention to inequitable procurement
practices by federal agencies.  The individual also must quickly
provide data collection and analysis in response to requests from
Northeast-Midwest leaders.  The individual also will review federalism
issues, as well as assist other staff on budget issues.

      Applicants should have Capitol Hill experience, with special
expertise in appropriations and formula allocations.  Also needed is a
background in statistical analysis, extensive experience with
spreadsheet and relational database software, as well as quality
writing and speaking skills.  The individual should be able to provide
enterprising approaches to presenting economic and demographic data.

      The Northeast-Midwest Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
The position's annual salary will be approximately $45,000, depending
upon experience.  Health benefits are provided.

      Rather than call, please send a resume and writing sample to Dick
Munson at the Northeast-Midwest Institute, 218 D Street, SE,
Washington, DC 20003, fax:  202/544-0043, or email:
dickmunson@nemw.org.


ENERGY RESEARCH ASSISTANT
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      The Northeast-Midwest Institute is looking for a research
assistant to focus on energy efficiency issues.  The individual will
work closely with senior policy analysts on the Northeast Regional
Center for Innovation, a Department of Energy-supported center that
helps innovators commercialize their efficient inventions.  The
research assistant will help organize briefings, conduct case studies,
track public-sector support programs, and provide administrative
support to senior policy analysts.

      Applicants should have knowledge of energy and technology
development issues.  Also needed are quality writing skills and an
ability to work well with diverse individuals.

      The Northeast-Midwest Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
The position's annual salary will be $29,000.  A comprehensive
benefits package is provided.

      Rather than call, please send a resume and writing sample to
Diane DeVaul at the Northeast-Midwest Institute, 218 D Street, SE,
Washington, DC 20003, fax:  202/544-0043, or email:
ddevaul@nemw.org).


STAFF ASSISTANT
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      The Northeast-Midwest Institute is looking for an energetic
entry-level individual to work in a busy nonprofit, performing a
variety of administrative support functions.  The successful candidate
must be skilled in the use of PC computers, detail oriented and
organized, able to meet deadlines, capable of juggling multiple tasks,
and able to work with a diverse group.

      Duties include photocopying, faxing, mailings, entering data,
planning meetings, searching the web, answering phones, etc.  The
starting salary is $25,000 per year, with a comprehensive benefits
package.

      Rather than call, please send a resume and writing sample to
Joanna Stover at the Northeast-Midwest Institute, 218 D Street, SE,
Washington, DC 20003, fax:  202/544-0043, or email:  jstover@nemw.org.

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