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Circumscribing defaults  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the questions in understanding the relation between circumscription and consistencybased nonmonotonic logic is - can default logic be expressed in circumscription? While it seems impossible to express default logic in existing forms of circumscription, ...

Zhaogang Qian; Keki B. Irani

1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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/ Mortgage Defaults ?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We incorporate house price risk and mortgages into a standard incomplete market (SIM) model. We calibrate the model to match U.S. data, and we show that the model also accounts for non-targeted features of the data such as the distribution of down payments, the life-cycle profile of homeownership, and the mortgage default rate. In addition, we show that the average coefficients that measure the agents ’ ability to self-insure against income shocks are similar to those of a SIM model without housing (as presented by Kaplan and Violante, 2010). However, incorporating housing increases the values of these coefficients for younger agents, which narrows the gap between the SIM model’s implications and the data. The response of consumption to house price shocks is minimal. We also study the effects of default prevention policies. Introducing a minimum down payment requirement of 15 percent reduces defaults on mortgages by 30 percent, reduces the homeownership rate up to only 0.2 percentage points (if the aggregate house price level does not adjust), and may cause house prices to decline up to 0.7 percent (if homeownership does not adjust). Garnishing defaulters ’ income in excess of 43 percent of median consumption for one year

Juan Carlos; Hatchondo Leonardo; Martinez Juan; M. Sánchez

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-resolved full field x-ray microscopy at nano and micro scale Time-resolved full field x-ray microscopy at nano and micro scale June 2, 2010 Brookhaven National Laboratory, Bldg. 703, Large Conference Room Workshop Organizers: Jun Wang, Yong Chu, Kennneth Evans-Lutterodt, Antonio Lanzirotti, Chi-Chang Kao We will be holding a Workshop on time-resolved full-field transmission x-ray microscopy at nano and micro scales. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum to discuss the beamline development proposal to build a time-resolved full field imaging beamline at both nano and micro scale on an insertion device source at NSLS-II. The beamline will support scientific research benefiting from 2D and 3D x-ray imaging with high spatial resolution down to 30nm, high energies (5-25 keV) for larger penetration depths, high sensitivity using differential-absorption and phase-contrast, and faster imaging for investigation of dynamics. The main focus of this workshop is (a) to identify strong scientific cases in the areas of energy storage, biofuels, nano-electronics and materials, and geo and environmental sciences, and (b) to discuss beamline feasibility and its critical parameters. All interested parties are invited to attend and contribute ideas and inputs.

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A Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (MIRT) Beamline for the NSLS II May 9, 2011 Brookhaven National Laboratory, Bldg. 817, Room 4 Workshop Chair: Avraham Dilmanian We propose...

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On strategic default and liquidity risk  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

How does the uncertain provision of external finance affect investment projects' default probability and liquidity risk? In this paper, I study the strategic interaction between many creditors and a single borrower in the context of a two...

Tambakis, Demosthenes N

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CDT 1.10 was set to default on Edison  

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CDT 1.10 was set to default on Edison CDT 1.10 was set to default on Edison November 27, 2013 (0 Comments) During today's maintenance, we upgraded the Cray Developer Toolkit (CDT)...

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Dealing with Consumer Default: Bankruptcy vs Garnishment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia or of the Federal Reserve The goal of this paper is to study, in a quantitative-theoretic fashion, the positive and normative implications of two different approaches to handling consumer default: bankruptcy and garnishment. We find that which of these two legal systems is in place makes a large difference to prices, allocations and welfare. Garnishment increases the level of commitment displayed by debtors toward meeting their obligations and with competition and free entry into intermediation, the added commitment translates into lower interest rates on debt. The result is a very large expansion in unsecured debt, a drop in capital per worker as the additional borrowing crowds out business fixed investment, a significant decrease in wages and a significant increase in interest rates. Nevertheless, despite these apparently adverse general equilibrium effects of credit expansion, every single individual in our baseline economy is better off without the bankruptcy option. The improved ability to borrow against future earnings and the improved risk-sharing afforded by a well-functioning consumer credit market

Satyajit Chatterjee; Grey Gordon

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Long-Term Contracts Under the Threat of Supplier Default  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Contracting with suppliers prone to default is an increasingly common problem in some industries, particularly automotive manufacturing. We model this phenomenon as a two-period contracting game with two identical suppliers, a single buyer, deterministic ... Keywords: contracting, financial default, game theory, supply chain management

Robert Swinney; Serguei Netessine

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Note on Pricing Options on Defaultable Stocks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this note, we develop stock option price approximations for a model which takes both the risk o default and the stochastic volatility into account. We also let the intensity of defaults be influenced by the volatility. We show that it might be possible to infer the risk neutral default intensity from the stock option prices. Our option price approximation has a rich implied volatility surface structure and fits the data implied volatility well. Our calibration exercise shows that an effective hazard rate from bonds issued by a company can be used to explain the implied volatility skew of the implied volatility of the option prices issued by the same company.

Bayraktar, Erhan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real time prelocalisation of electrical defaults on high voltage underground cable (single-phase case)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes an assistance tool to the prelocalisation of the insulation defaults affecting electrical single-phase cables by using voltage and current measurements available in source substation. An equivalent network modeling defaults to the ... Keywords: default distance, distributed parameters, insulation default, prelocalisation, sheath, underground cable

Thameur Aloui; Fathi Ben Amar; Nizar Derbel; Hsan Hadj Abdallah

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Will Progress in Science and Technology Avert or Accelerate Global Collapse? A Critical Analysis and Policy Recommendations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Industrial society will move towards collapse if its total environmental impact (I), expressed either in terms of energy and materials use or in terms of pollution, increases with time, i.e., dI/dt > 0. The traditional interpretation of the I=PAT equation reflects the optimistic belief that technological innovation, particularly improvements in eco-efficiency, will significantly reduce the technology (T) factor, and thereby result in a corresponding decline in impact (I). Unfortunately, this interpretation of the I=PAT equation ignores the effects of technical change on the other two factors: population (P) and per capita affluence (A). A more heuristic formulation of this equation is I=P(T)?A(T)?T in which the dependence of P and A on T is apparent. From historical evidence, it is clear that technological revolutions (tool-making, agricultural, and industrial) have been the primary driving forces behind successive population explosions, and that modern communication and transportation technologies have been employed to transform a large proportion of the world’s inhabitants into consumers of material- and energy-intensive products and services. In addition, factor analysis from neoclassical growth theory and the rebound effect provide evidence that science and technology have played a key role in contributing to rising living standards. While technological change has thus contributed to significant increases in both P and A, it has at the same time brought about considerable eco-efficiency improvements. Unfortunately, reductions in the T-factor have generally not been sufficiently rapid to compensate for the simultaneous increases in both P and A. As a result, total impact, in terms of energy production, mineral extraction, land-use and CO2 emissions, has in most cases increased with time, indicating that industrial society is nevertheless moving towards collapse. The belief that continued and even accelerated scientific research and technological innovation will automatically result in sustainability and avert collapse is at best mistaken. Innovations in science and technology will be necessary but alone will be insufficient for sustainability. Consequently, what is most needed are specific policies designed to decrease total impact, such as (a) halting population growth via effective population stabilization plans and better access to birth control methods, (b) reducing total matter-energy throughput and pollution by removing perverse subsidies, imposing regulations that limit waste discharges and the depletion of non-renewable resources, and implementing ecological tax reform, and (c) moving towards a steady-state economy in which per-capita affluence is stabilized at lower levels by replacing wasteful conspicuous material consumption with social alternatives known to enhance subjective well-being. While science and technology must play an important role in the implementation of these policies, none will be enacted without a fundamental change in society’s dominant values of growth and exploitation. Thus, value change is the most important prerequisite for avoiding global collapse.

Huesemann, Michael H.; Huesemann, Joyce A.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UFO (UnFold Operator) default data format  

SciTech Connect

The default format for the storage of x,y data for use with the UFO code is described. The format assumes that the data stored in a file is a matrix of values; two columns of this matrix are selected to define a function of the form y = f(x). This format is specifically designed to allow for easy importation of data obtained from other sources, or easy entry of data using a text editor, with a minimum of reformatting. This format is flexible and extensible through the use of inline directives stored in the optional header of the file. A special extension of the format implements encoded data which significantly reduces the storage required as compared wth the unencoded form. UFO supports several extensions to the file specification that implement execute-time operations, such as, transformation of the x and/or y values, selection of specific columns of the matrix for association with the x and y values, input of data directly from other formats (e.g., DAMP and PFF), and a simple type of library-structured file format. Several examples of the use of the format are given.

Kissel, L.; Biggs, F. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)); Marking, T.R. (Applied Physics, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (USA))

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Incidents of Security Concern  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

NOT MEASUREMENT NOT MEASUREMENT SENSITIVE DOE-STD-1210-2012 September 2012 DOE STANDARD Incidents of Security Concern U.S. Department of Energy AREA SANS Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. DOE-STD-1210-2012 INTENTIONALLY BLANK DOE-STD-1210-2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS PARAGRAPH PAGE FOREWORD ................................................................................................................................ IV INCIDENTS OF SECURITY CONCERN......................................................................................1 1. SCOPE ....................................................................................................................................1 2. PURPOSE...............................................................................................................................1

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Pricing Electricity for Default Customers: Pass Through or Performance-Based Rates?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

PWP-066 Pricing Electricity for Default Customers: Pass Through or Performance-Based Rates? Carl;1 Pricing Electricity for Default Customers: Pass Through or Performance-Based Rates? Carl Blumstein1 August 1999 Abstract California electricity consumers can choose a retail electricity service provider

California at Berkeley. University of

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WORKING PAPER NO. 11-35 DEALING WITH CONSUMER DEFAULT: BANKRUPTCY VS. GARNISHMENT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

What are the positive and normative implications of eliminating bankruptcy protection for indebted individuals? Without bankruptcy protection, creditors can collect on defaulted debt to the extent permitted by wage garnishment laws. The elimination lowers the default premium on unsecured debt and permits low-net-worth individuals suffering bad earnings shocks to smooth consumption by borrowing. There is a large increase in consumer debt financed essentially by super-wealthy individuals, a modest drop in capital per worker, and a higher frequency of consumer default. Average welfare rises by 1 percent of consumption in perpetuity, with about 90 percent of households favoring the change.

Satyajit Chatterjee; Grey Gordon; Satyjait Chatterjee; Grey Gordon

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of rest period instructions on the default mode network  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The default mode network (DMN) refers to regional brain activity that is greater during rest periods than during attention-demanding tasks; many studies have reported DMN alterations in patient populations. It has also ...

Benjamin, Christopher

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V-200: Apache Struts DefaultActionMapper Redirection and OGNL...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

tcher.mapper.DefaultActionMapper) can be exploited to e.g. inject and execute arbitrary Java code via OGNL (Object-Graph Navigation Language) expressions. IMPACT: Security Bypass...

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V-200: Apache Struts DefaultActionMapper Redirection and OGNL Security  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

0: Apache Struts DefaultActionMapper Redirection and OGNL 0: Apache Struts DefaultActionMapper Redirection and OGNL Security Bypass Vulnerabilities V-200: Apache Struts DefaultActionMapper Redirection and OGNL Security Bypass Vulnerabilities July 18, 2013 - 6:00am Addthis PROBLEM: Two weaknesses and multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Apache Struts PLATFORM: Apache Struts 2.x ABSTRACT: The vulnerabilities can be exploited by malicious people to conduct spoofing attacks and bypass certain security restrictions REFERENCE LINKS: Secunia Advisory SA54118 Apache Security Bulletin S2-16 Apache Security Bulletin S2-17 CVE-2013-2248 CVE-2013-2251 IMPACT ASSESSMENT: High DISCUSSION: 1) Input passed via the "redirect:" and "redirectAction:" prefixing parameters is not properly verified in the DefaultActionMapper class

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Richard Cantor Rating Transitions and Defaults Conditional on Watchlist, Outlook and Rating History Summary  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This report documents global corporate credit rating transition and default rates during the 1995-2003 period conditional on the full information in Moody's published credit opinions, which, in addition to the current credit rating, include prior rating actions and current rating outlooks and reviews. The primary findings of this study are: • Moody’s rating system management practices attempt to limit rating reversals and dampen rating change volatility and, as a consequence, different issuers carrying the same rating may have different risks of rating migration and default. • As noted in Moody’s prior research dating back to 1993, recently downgraded issuers have a greater likelihood of future rating downgrades and default than do recently upgraded issuers. For example, obligors downgraded in the past twelve months are eight times more likely to be downgraded than upgraded in the next year. Downgraded issuers are eleven times more likely to default over one year than upgraded issuers. • Moody’s rating outlooks and reviews are used to signal the likely direction and timing of future rating actions and the evolution of default risk. For example, at a one-year time horizon, issuers with negative outlooks are seven times more likely to be downgraded than upgraded; issuers with positive outlooks are nearly twice as likely to be upgraded as downgraded; and issuers with stable outlooks have the highest probability of no rating change. Default rates within a given rating category also vary systematically by outlook status. For example,

unknown authors

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Three essays concerning information transmission  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Transmissionas an Information-Transmission Mechanism,” American EconomicConcerning Information Transmission A dissertation submitted

Boone, Johnathan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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USING RISK-BASED CORRECTIVE ACTION (RBCA) TO ASSESS (THEORETICAL) CANCER DEATHS AVERTED COMPARED TO THE (REAL) COST OF ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION  

SciTech Connect

In 1978, on the basis of existing health studies at the time, the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project legislation was proposed that would authorize remedial action at inactive uranium processing sites and vicinity properties. The cost of the program to the Federal Government was expected to be $180 million. With the completion of this project, approximately 1300 theoretical cancer deaths were prevented in the next 100 years at a cost of $1.45 billion, based on the Fiscal Year 1998 Federal UMTRA budget. The individual site costs ranged from $0.2 million up to $18 billion spent per theoretical cancer death averted over the next 100 years. Resources required to sustain remediation activities such as this are subject to reduction over time, and are originally based on conservative assumptions that tend to overestimate risks to the general public. This evaluation used a process incorporating risk-based corrective action (RBCA); a three-tiered, decision-making process tailoring corrective action activities according to site-specific conditions and risks. If RBCA had been applied at the start of the UMTRA Project, and using a criterion of >1 excess cancer death prevented as justification to remediate the site, only 50% of the existing sites would have been remediated, yielding a cost savings of $303.6 million to the Federal Government and affected States, which share 10% of the cost. This cost savings equates to 21% of the overall project budget. In addition, only 22% of the vicinity properties had structural contamination contributing to elevated interior gamma exposure and radon levels. Focusing only on these particular properties could have saved an additional $269.3 million, yielding a total savings of $573 million; 40% of the overall project budget. As operational experience is acquired, including greater understanding of the radiological and nonradiological risks, decisions should be based on the RBCA process, rather than relying on conservative assumptions that tend to overestimate risks to the general public.

Miller, M. L.; Hylko, J. M.

2002-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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A Default Logic Based Framework for Context-Dependent Reasoning with Lexical Knowledge  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lexical knowledge is increasingly important in information systems—for example in indexing documents using keywords, or disambiguating words in a query to an information retrieval system, or a natural language interface. However, it is a difficult ... Keywords: default logic, knowledge representation, lexical knowledge, non-monotonic logic, reasoning under uncertainty

Anthony Hunter

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Approach for Firm Value and Default Probability Estimation beyond Merton Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we present a new model to assess the firm value and the default probability by using a bivariate contingent claim analysis and copula theory. First we discuss an unfeasible case, given the current derivative market on corporate bonds, which ... Keywords: Bivariate option, Copula, Firm value, G12, G30, G32, No arbitrage, Structural models

Maria Elena Giuli; Dean Fantazzini; Mario Alessandro Maggi

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Department of Energy's collection procedures for defaulted Geothermal Loan Guaranties  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Delays of up to 2 years were experienced in liquidating $9.5 million in collateral on three defaulted loans. Although the Department had paid lenders $32.5 million on these defaulted loans, it had not notified the US Attorney General. Also, it had not prepared final liquidation plans as provided by regulations. As a result of these delays, the collective value of the collateral has decreased by about $2.7 million, and the Department has incurred over $690,000 in lease maintenance and administrative costs. Furthermore, continued delays will result in an estimated $116,000 per year in additional costs and could reduce the chance of collecting approximately $7 million in potential legal damages. The delays in taking action to recover collateral, according to program officials, were due to unresolved legal issues or attempts to restructure a project. Details of findings on the three defaulted loans are given. They were NPN Partnership and Niland Geothermal, Inc. (Niland), CU-1 Venture (CU-1), and Westmorland Geothermal Associates (Westmorland).

Not Available

1987-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Employee Concerns Program | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

at NNSA Blog Employee Concerns Program Home > About Us > Our Operations > Management and Budget > Human Resources > Employee Concerns Program Employee Concerns Program The...

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Collaborative prioritization of architectural concerns  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Efficient architecture work involves balancing the degree of architecture documentation with attention to needs, costs, agility and other factors. This paper presents a method for prioritizing architectural concerns in the presence of heterogeneous stakeholder ... Keywords: Requirement prioritization, Software architecture documentation, Software architecture evolution

Lars Pareto; Anna BöRjesson Sandberg; Peter Eriksson; Staffan Ehnebom

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Information on a default time : Brownian bridges on a stochastic intervals and enlargement of filtrations.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Dans ce travail de thèse le processus d'information concernant un instant de défaut ? dans un modèle de risque de crédit est décrit par un… (more)

Bedini, Matteo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recommendations to Address Power Reliability Concerns Raised...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Reliability Concerns Raised as a Result of Pending Environmental Regulations for Electric Generation Stations Recommendations to Address Power Reliability Concerns Raised as a...

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Research and Institutional Integrity Office: Employee Concerns  

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by Topic LBNL Employee Concerns Program Contact UC Ethical Values UC Standards of Ethical Conduct EMployee Concerns Employees have the right - and the responsibility - to identify...

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Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System Configurations of the Mirant Potomac River Plant Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System...

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Concerns Regarding Lead Contamination and Radiological Controls...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Concerns Regarding Lead Contamination and Radiological Controls at the Nevada Test Site, INS-O-06-02 Concerns Regarding Lead Contamination and Radiological Controls at...

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Disclaimer concerning the fundamental constants database  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Uncertainty Constants, Units & Uncertainty home page. Disclaimer concerning the fundamental constants database The ...

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Employee Concerns Program | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Los Alamos Field Office > Employee Los Alamos Field Office > Employee Concerns Program Employee Concerns Program Employee Concerns Program The Employee Concerns Program provides an informal avenue for federal, contractor, or sub-contractor employees to report concerns, without fear of retaliation. Concerns can be reported anonymously or otherwise, and can cover anything from fraud waste and abuse, to safety issues, to unresolved interpersonal conflicts in the workplace. The goal of the Employee Concerns Program is to address and resolve a concern at the lowest possible level, before it escalates into a formal complaint. The LASO Point of Contact for the Employee Concerns Program is Cynthia Casalina. If you have a concern, you may contact Cynthia at 665-6369, or the ECP 24-hour Hotline number at 1-800-688-5713. You may also contact Eva

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Reporting Employee Concerns | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Reporting Employee Concerns Reporting Employee Concerns Reporting Employee Concerns Reporting Employee Concerns is an important part of our work. Energy Department employees and any contractor or subcontractor fulfilling DOE's mission have the right and responsibility to report concerns relating to the environment, safety, health, or management of Department operations. Free and open expression of Energy Department Federal and contractor and subcontractor employee concerns is essential to safe and efficient accomplishment of the Energy Department's missions. The Employee Concerns Program is designed to- Encourage open communication; Inform employees of the proper forum for consideration of their concerns; Ensure employees can raise issues without fearing reprisal; Address employee concerns in a timely and objective manner; and

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Trust and multi-agent systems: applying the "diffuse, default model" of trust to experiments involving artificial agents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We argue that the notion of trust, as it figures in an ethical context, can be illuminated by examining research in artificial intelligence on multi-agent systems in which commitment and trust are modeled. We begin with an analysis of a philosophical ... Keywords: Artificial agents, Default trust, Diffuse trust, Multi-agent systems, Trust

Jeff Buechner; Herman T. Tavani

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Strategic backdrop analysis for fossil fuel planning. Task 1. Default Case. Report 468-117-07/03  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents data describing a default case analysis performed using the strategic backdrop analytical framework developed to facilitate fossil fuel planning within the DOE. Target years are 1985, 2000, and 2025. Residential, commercial, and industrial energy demands and impacts of energy technology implementation and market penetration are forecast using a set of energy technology assumptions.

Not Available

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dopamine Transporters in Striatum Correlated with Deactivation in the Default Mode Network during Visuospatial Attention  

SciTech Connect

Dopamine and dopamine transporters (DAT, which regulate extracellular dopamine in the brain) are implicated in the modulation of attention but their specific roles are not well understood. Here we hypothesized that dopamine modulates attention by facilitation of brain deactivation in the default mode network (DMN). Thus, higher striatal DAT levels, which would result in an enhanced clearance of dopamine and hence weaker dopamine signals, would be associated to lower deactivation in the DMN during an attention task. For this purpose we assessed the relationship between DAT in striatum (measured with positron emission tomography and [{sup 11}C]cocaine used as DAT radiotracer) and brain activation and deactivation during a parametric visual attention task (measured with blood oxygenation level dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging) in healthy controls. We show that DAT availability in caudate and putamen had a negative correlation with deactivation in ventral parietal regions of the DMN (precuneus, BA 7) and a positive correlation with deactivation in a small region in the ventral anterior cingulate gyrus (BA 24/32). With increasing attentional load, DAT in caudate showed a negative correlation with load-related deactivation increases in precuneus. These findings provide evidence that dopamine transporters modulate neural activity in the DMN and anterior cingulate gyrus during visuospatial attention. Our findings suggest that dopamine modulates attention in part by regulating neuronal activity in posterior parietal cortex including precuneus (region involved in alertness) and cingulate gyrus (region deactivated in proportion to emotional interference). These findings suggest that the beneficial effects of stimulant medications (increase dopamine by blocking DAT) in inattention reflect in part their ability to facilitate the deactivation of the DMN.

Tomasi, D.; Fowler, J.; Tomasi, D.; Volkow, N.D.; Wang, R.L.; Telang, F.; Wang, Chang, L.; Ernst, T.; /Fowler, J.S.

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Employee Concerns Related Documents | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Employee Concerns Related Documents Employee Concerns Related Documents Employee Concerns Related Documents The documents on this page are related to the Department of Energy's Reporting Employee Concerns Program, which you can find information about here. The DOE Order on Employee Concerns 442.1A establishes a Department of Energy (DOE) Employee Concerns Program (ECP) that ensures employee concerns related to such issues as the environment, safety, health, and management of DOE and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) programs and facilities are addressed through- a. prompt identification, reporting, and resolution of employee concerns regarding DOE facilities or operations in a manner that provides the highest degree of safe operations; b. free and open expression of employee

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Aiding evolution with concern-oriented guides  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Program documentation is often incomplete and out of date due to its tediousness and perceived low value. This requires evolution tasks to be preceded by time-consuming exploration. In this paper, we explore a concern-oriented approach to documentation ... Keywords: aspect-oriented software development, concern modeling, documentation, separation of concerns, software evolution, user guidance

Barthélémy Dagenais; Harold Ossher

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Draconian measures needed to avert climate change  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On Nov. 12, 2008, the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) released its World Energy Outlook. This year's edition is gloomier than usual, essentially reinforcing the message that others have been saying for some time. Short of a miracle technological breakthrough and/or a bold global agreement to cut back greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, concentrations of these gases in the atmosphere are likely to continue to grow, leading to rising global mean temperatures. Negotiators at the international conference in Copenhagen to agree to a post-Kyoto treaty will face insurmountable obstacles. Already, there are indications that many rich countries are hedging their bets that if developing countries do not come on board, they will not do their share either. The crux of the problem is the current inequalities in per capita GHG emissions between the rich and the poor.

NONE

2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Sovereign Risk, Bank Risk, and Central Banking Session 1: Fiscal Outlook and Sustainability 2 A Quantitative Model of Default  

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? There are many aspects to the recent sovereign crisis in the Euro zone. Our objective is to capture some of the most salient features. 1 / In particular, to show the kind of elements a policy maker considers when assessing the possibility of a default. ? We posit a general equilibrium model of sovereign debt. Initially, we capture a development of debt imbalances, followed by a sequence of adverse shocks to income which eventually leads to a default. ? We follow Aguiar and Gopinath (2006), Arellano (2008), and Cuadra, Sánchez, and Sapriza (2010). ? The model qualitatively resembles the fiscal and debt situation which various economies in the Euro zone have recently faced. 1 / Ramos-Francia and Cuadra (2013). “A senseless debate about austerity and growth. ” Mimeo, Banco de México.

Manuel Ramos-francia; Deputy Governor

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lesson 8 - Concerns | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

8 - Concerns 8 - Concerns Lesson 8 - Concerns Nuclear energy is one of our three largest sources of electricity. It is important for us to make sure nuclear power plants are safe and reliable. In decisions to build and operate a nuclear power plant, safety and security are essential concerns. Learning from past accidents, understanding this energy source, and protecting against risk are important in our energy mix. This lesson covers concerns that people have about nuclear power plants: Safety at nuclear power plants Design features Engineered safety Barriers and backups Regulations Security Accidents Three Mile Island Chernobyl Fukashima Learning from accidents Lesson 8 - Concerns.pptx More Documents & Publications Safety Bulletin 2011-01, Events Beyond Design Safety Basis Analysis

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Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System Configurations of the Mirant Potomac River Plant Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System Configurations of the Mirant Potomac River Plant Docket No. EO-05-01: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. and PEPCO Holdings, Inc. is hereby providing you with additional information concerning reliability impacts under various system conditions associated with the unavailability of the Potomac River Generating Station to serve load in the D.C. area. Also enclosed as part of this submittal is material provided by PEPCO (balance of sentence redacted) In addition, there is a discussion concerning the impacts of demand side response in addressing this situation. Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System

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Employee Concerns Program | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Livermore Field Office > Employee Livermore Field Office > Employee Concerns Program Employee Concerns Program STATEMENT OF POLICY The Livermore Field Office (LFO) Employee Concerns Program (ECP) is established as part of the Department of Energy's whistleblower reform initiatives. These initiatives aim to streamline and improve the effectiveness of existing processes for resolving employee concerns, and make the Department's "zero tolerance for reprisal" a reality. It is the policy of the Department that: Employees in the Department of Energy, its contractors and subcontractors must be free to raise concerns, without fear of reprisal, about policies and practices that adversely affect the Department's ability to accomplish its mission in a safe and efficient manner; Management at all levels appreciate the value of employee concerns,

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Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Impacts under Various System Configurations of the Mirant Potomac River Plant Information Concerning Reliability Impacts under Various System Configurations of the Mirant...

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Disclosure of Permitted Communication Concerning Fossil Fuel...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Disclosure of Permitted Communication Concerning Fossil Fuel Energy Consumption Reduction for New Construction and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings -- Docket No....

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Questions and Answers concerning the Information Retrieval ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Questions and Answers concerning the Information Retrieval Task. ... Q: What are the file formats used for the SDR99 Information Retrieval Task ? ...

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Employee Concerns Reporting Form | National Nuclear Security...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

subcontractor fulfilling the DOENNSA's mission have the right and responsibility to report concerns relating to the environment, safety, health, security, fraud, waste, abuse or...

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Employee Concerns Program | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

About Us > Our Operations > Management and Budget > Human Resources About Us > Our Operations > Management and Budget > Human Resources > Employee Concerns Program Employee Concerns Program The National Nuclear Security Administration Service Center (NNSA/SC) Employee Concerns Program (ECP) is a formalized alternative means for DOE/NNSA federal, contractor, and subcontractor employees to report concerns as supported by the DOE Secretary Bodman's Program Statement (pdf, 66kb) and the NNSA Administrator's Statement (doc, 22kb). The concerns may be associated with the: Environment Safety Health Security Fraud Waste Abuse Mismanagement of DOE/NNSA and contractor managed activities or Reprisal for having reported such issues The program encourages employees to use their own organization's established means for reporting issues. If resolution cannot be achieved,

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Disclosure of Permitted Communication Concerning Regional Standards  

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Disclosure of Permitted Communication Concerning Regional Standards Disclosure of Permitted Communication Concerning Regional Standards Enforcement Framework Document -- Docket No. EERE-2011-BT-CE-0077 Disclosure of Permitted Communication Concerning Regional Standards Enforcement Framework Document -- Docket No. EERE-2011-BT-CE-0077 This memo provides an overview of communications made to DOE staff on the subject of a policy for providing waivers from new regional furnace efficiency standards. memo_furnace_std_waiver_policy.pdf More Documents & Publications Disclosure of Permitted Communication Concerning Fossil Fuel Energy Consumption Reduction for New Construction and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings -- Docket No. EERE-2010-BT-STD-0031; RIN 1904-AB96 Record of Communication Concerning Ceiling Fan and Ceiling Fan Light Kit

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Los Alamos director echoes cyber concerns  

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Los Alamos director echoes cyber concerns Los Alamos director echoes cyber concerns Los Alamos director echoes cyber concerns Director Charlie McMillan told a gathering of energy executives that securing the electrical grid is a major concern now and it's only becoming more serious. May 21, 2013 Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan (right), with, from left, Anthony Cugini of the National Energy Technology Laboratory, Thom Mason of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Tomas Diaz de la Rubia of Deloitte Consulting LLP. Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan (right), with, from left, Anthony Cugini of the National Energy Technology Laboratory, Thom Mason of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Tomas Diaz de la Rubia of Deloitte Consulting LLP. Contact Fred deSousa

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Environment/Health/Safety/Security Concerns  

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hardhat EnvironmentHealthSafetySecurity Concerns construction workers If you have a life-threatening emergency, please dial 7-911 or 911 from Lab phones and 911 from a cell...

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Disclosure of Permitted Communication Concerning Fossil Fuel...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Document -- Docket No. EERE-2011-BT-CE-0077 Record of Communication Concerning Ceiling Fan and Ceiling Fan Light Kit Framework Document-Docket No. EERE-2012-BT-STD-0045 Docket...

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Disclosure of Permitted Communication Concerning Regional Standards...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

No. EERE-2010-BT-STD-0031; RIN 1904-AB96 Record of Communication Concerning Ceiling Fan and Ceiling Fan Light Kit Framework Document-Docket No. EERE-2012-BT-STD-0045...

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Employee Concerns Tracking System, PIA, Bechtel Jacobs Company...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Concerns Tracking System, PIA, Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC Employee Concerns Tracking System, PIA, Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC Employee Concerns Tracking System, PIA, Bechtel...

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Chapter_11_Incidents_of_Security_Concern  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1 1 Incidents of Security Concern This chapter covers the DOE HQ implementation of DOE Order 470.4B, Safeguards and Security Program, Attachment 5, Incidents of Security Concern. HS-91 manages the HQ Security Incidents Program. Incidents of Security Concern (henceforth referred to as Incidents) are actions, inactions, or events that are believed to: * Pose threats to national security interests and/or DOE assets * Create potentially serious or dangerous security situations * Significantly affect the safeguards and security program's capability to protect DOE safeguards and security interests * Indicate failure to adhere to security procedures * Reveal that the system is not functioning properly, by identifying and/or mitigating potential threats (e.g., detecting suspicious activity, hostile acts, etc.).

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Real Time Pricing as a Default or Optional Service for C&ICustomers: A Comparative Analysis of Eight Case Studies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Demand response (DR) has been broadly recognized to be an integral component of well-functioning electricity markets, although currently underdeveloped in most regions. Among the various initiatives undertaken to remedy this deficiency, public utility commissions (PUC) and utilities have considered implementing dynamic pricing tariffs, such as real-time pricing (RTP), and other retail pricing mechanisms that communicate an incentive for electricity consumers to reduce their usage during periods of high generation supply costs or system reliability contingencies. Efforts to introduce DR into retail electricity markets confront a range of basic policy issues. First, a fundamental issue in any market context is how to organize the process for developing and implementing DR mechanisms in a manner that facilitates productive participation by affected stakeholder groups. Second, in regions with retail choice, policymakers and stakeholders face the threshold question of whether it is appropriate for utilities to offer a range of dynamic pricing tariffs and DR programs, or just ''plain vanilla'' default service. Although positions on this issue may be based primarily on principle, two empirical questions may have some bearing--namely, what level of price response can be expected through the competitive retail market, and whether establishing RTP as the default service is likely to result in an appreciable level of DR? Third, if utilities are to have a direct role in developing DR, what types of retail pricing mechanisms are most appropriate and likely to have the desired policy impact (e.g., RTP, other dynamic pricing options, DR programs, or some combination)? Given a decision to develop utility RTP tariffs, three basic implementation issues require attention. First, should it be a default or optional tariff, and for which customer classes? Second, what types of tariff design is most appropriate, given prevailing policy objectives, wholesale market structure, ratemaking practices and standards, and customer preferences? Third, if a primary goal for RTP implementation is to induce DR, what types of supplemental activities are warranted to support customer participation and price response (e.g., interval metering deployment, customer education, and technical assistance)?

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Hopper,Nicole; Ting, Michael; Neenan, Bernie

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concerns in Marine Renewable Energy Projects  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

-\tDeployment Scenarios, identifying all the major life-cycle-related impacts Report 3 - Framework for Identifying Key Environmental Concerns This report describes frameworks for identifying key environmental effects and applies them to the wave and tidal energy deployment scenarios described in the first two reports. It highlights critical issues and recommendations for future research

Sharon Kramer, Mirko Previsic, Peter Nelson, Sheri Woo

2010-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental concerns gaining importance in industry operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reports that environmental concerns have leapt to the forefront of industry's concerns in operating in Latin America. The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro June 3-14 focused a strong world spotlight on the region's environmental and commercial resources. Protection of the region's rain forests, which accounts for a huge share of the world's total, is emerging as an especially contentious issue. Ecuador's Oriente region may well prove the litmus test of how or whether oil and gas companies are able to operate in Latin American rain forests. Controversy over industry operations in the Oriente have heated to the point that environmentalist and native groups have routinely picketed company offices in Quito and used mass fundraiser mailings in North America.

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1992-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental concerns related to natural gas vehicles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Vehicles powered by natural gas are currently used in the United States and other parts of the world. While the number of such vehicles in the US is small, the potential exists for substantial growth. For that reason and because natural gas-fueled vehicles have different performance, emission, and safety characteristics than do gasoline- or diesel-fueled vehicles, a study was conducted to document the environmental concerns related to natural gas vhicles. These concerns include those related to vehicle emissions and air quality regulations, safety hazards and regulations, natural gas supply, regulation of natural gas sales, and institutional impacts. This paper reports the results of that study, updated to include the results of several more recent analyses. The paper concludes in particular that while both the safety and emissions records of these vehicles appear satisfactory to date, a comprehensive data base exists in neither area.

Singh, M.K.; Moses, D.O.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wood combustion systems: status of environmental concerns  

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This document addresses the uncertainties about environmental aspects of Wood Combustion Systems that remain to be resolved through research and development. The resolution of these uncertainties may require adjustments in the technology program before it can be commercialized. The impacts and concerns presented in the document are treated generically without reference to specific predetermined sites unless these are known. Hence, site-specific implications are not generally included in the assessment. The report consists of two main sections which describe the energy resource base involved, characteristics of the technology, and introduce the environmental concerns of implementing the technology; and which review the concerns related to wood combustion systems which are of significance for the environment. It also examines the likelihood and consequence of findings which might impede wood commercialization such as problems and uncertainties stemming from current or anticipated environmental regulation, or costs of potential environmental controls. This document is not a formal NEPA document. Appropriate NEPA documentation will be prepared after a formal wood combustion commercialization program is approved by DOE.

Dunwoody, J.E.; Takach, H.; Kelley, C.S.; Opalanko, R.; High, C.; Fege, A.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Do You Report A Concern? | National Nuclear Security Administratio...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

NNSA Blog How Do You Report A Concern? Home > About Us > Our Operations > Management and Budget > Human Resources > Employee Concerns Program > How Do You Report A Concern? How Do...

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Meeting Concerning Potential Test Procedures and Energy Conservation...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Concerning Potential Test Procedures and Energy Conservation Standards for Set-Top Boxes and Network Equipment Meeting Concerning Potential Test Procedures and Energy Conservation...

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EIS-0218: Proposed Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy Concerning...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

18: Proposed Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy Concerning Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel EIS-0218: Proposed Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy Concerning...

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Guidance Concerning Certification Following a Change in the Applicable...  

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Concerning Certification Following a Change in the Applicable Energy or Water Conservation Standard Guidance Concerning Certification Following a Change in the Applicable Energy or...

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Appendix: Conjectures concerning proof, design, and verification.  

SciTech Connect

This article focuses on an esoteric but practical use of automated reasoning that may indeed be new to many, especially those concerned primarily with verification of both hardware and software. Specifically, featured are a discussion and some methodology for taking an existing design -- of a circuit, a chip, a program, or the like--and refining and improving it in various ways. Although the methodology is general and does not require the use of a specific program, McCune's program OTTER does offer what is needed. OTTER has played and continues to play the key role in my research, and an interested person can gain access to this program in various ways, not the least of which is through the included CD-ROM in [3]. When success occurs, the result is a new design that may require fewer components, avoid the use of certain costly components, offer more reliability and ease of verification, and, perhaps most important, be more efficient in the contexts of speed and heat generation. Although the author has minimal experience in circuit design, circuit validation, program synthesis, program verification, and similar concerns, (at the encouragement of colleagues based on successes to be cited) he presents materials that might indeed be of substantial interest to manufacturers and programmers. He writes this article in part prompted by the recent activities of chip designers that include Intel and AMD, activities heavily emphasizing the proving of theorems. As for his research that appears to the author to be relevant, he has made an intense and most profitable study of finding proofs that are shorter [2,3], some that avoid the use of various types of term, some that are far less complex than previously known, and the like. Those results suggest to me a strong possible connection between more appealing proofs (in mathematics and in logic) and enhanced and improved design of both hardware and software. Here the author explores diverse conjectures that elucidate some of the possibly fruitful connections.

Wos, L.

2000-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, VOL 34, NO 5, SEPTEMBER 1998 On Line Diagnosis of Defaults on Squirrel Cage Motors Using FEM  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, VOL 34, NO 5, SEPTEMBER 1998 On Line Diagnosis of Defaults on Squirrel Cage Motors Using FEM A. Bentounsi Institut d'Electroniquede I'Universite de Constantine- Algerie a finer analysis, by use of a finite element based simulation. Index terms-Induction motor, faulty cage

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Concerns in Marine Renewable Energy Projects  

SciTech Connect

To accelerate the adoption of these emerging marine hydrokinetic technologies, navigational and environmental issues and concerns must be identified and addressed. As hydrokinetic projects move forward, various stakeholders will need to be engaged; one of the key issues that project proponents face as they engage stakeholders is that many conflicting uses and environmental issues are not well-understood. Much of this lack of understanding comes from a limited understanding of the technologies themselves. To address this issue, in September 2008, RE Vision consulting, LLC, was selected by the Department of Energy, under their market acceleration program, to apply a scenario-based assessment approach to the emerging hydrokinetic technology sector. The goal was to improve understanding of potential environmental and navigation impacts of these technologies and focus stakeholders on the critical issues. To meet this goal, the study established baseline scenarios for wave and tidal power conversion at potential future deployment sites. The scenarios captured variations in technical approaches and deployment scales and thus grounded the analysis in realistic constraints. The work conducted under this award provides an important foundation to other market acceleration activities carried out by the DoE and other stakeholders in this sector. The scenarios were then evaluated using a framework developed by H.T. Harvey & Associates to identify and characterize key environmental concerns and uncertainties. In collaboration with PCCI and the U.S. Coast Guard, navigation issues were assessed and guidelines developed to assure the safe operation of these systems. Finally, the work highlights “next steps” to take to continue development and adoption of marine hydrokinetic energy. Throughout the project, close collaboration with device developers, project developers and regulatory stakeholders was pursued to ensure that assumptions and constraints are realistic. Results concur with most of the permitting hurdles experienced by on-going projects in the U.S., and specific recommendations are provided for identifying and addressing them. While many areas of further research were identified, the study did not identify any major “show-stopper,” largely because these technologies have a relatively low environmental risk-profile if compared to other activities routinely permitted in the marine environment. The frameworks and representative scenarios developed provide an objective and transparent tool for stakeholders, regulators and developers to assist in the decision-making process for siting wave and tidal energy plants, and meet our goal of improving understanding between all stakeholders. The final product consists of three reports: Report 1 - Wave Energy Scenarios This report includes: - A technology characterization of four different wave energy technologies, including major technical specifications, device performance, and technical siting considerations - A site characterization of two potential deployment sites located in Hawaii and California - Outlines of device installation, O&M and decommissioning activities - Navigational demarcation requirements - Deployment Scenarios, identifying all the major life-cycle-related impacts Report 2 - Tidal Energy Scenarios This report includes: - A technology characterization of three tidal energy technologies, including major technical specifications, device performance, and technical siting considerations. - A site characterization of one potential deployment location in the Puget Sound, Washington - Outlines of device installation, O&M and decommissioning activities - Navigational demarcation requirements - Deployment Scenarios, identifying all the major life-cycle-related impacts Report 3 - Framework for Identifying Key Environmental Concerns This report describes frameworks for identifying key environmental effects and applies them to the wave and tidal energy deployment scenarios described in the first two reports. It highlights critical issues and recommendations for future research

Sharon Kramer, Mirko Previsic, Peter Nelson, Sheri Woo

2010-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Concerns with low-level ionizing radiation  

SciTech Connect

Populations have been studied in geographic areas of increased natural radiation, in radiation-exposed workers, in patients medically exposed, and in accidental exposures. No reproducible evidence exists of harmful effects from increases in background radiation three to ten times the usual levels. There is no increase in leukemia or other cancers among American military participants in nuclear testing, no increase in leukemia or thyroid cancer among medical patients receiving {sup 131}I for diagnosis or treatment of hypothyroidism, and no increase in lung cancer among nonsmokers exposed to increased radon in the home. The association of radiation with the atomic bomb and with excessive regulatory and health physics as-low-as-reasonably-achievable (ALARA) radiation levels practices has created a climate of fear about the dangers of radiation at any level. However, there is no evidence that radiation exposures at the levels equivalent to medical usage are harmful. The unjustified excessive concern with radiation at any level, however, precludes beneficial uses of radiation and radioactivity in medicine, science, and industry.

Yalow, R.S.

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Research and Development Concerning Coalbed Natural Gas  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Powder River Basin in northeastern Wyoming is one of the most active areas of coalbed natural gas (CBNG) development in the western United States. This resource provides clean energy but raises environmental concerns. Primary among these is the disposal of water that is co-produced with the gas during depressurization of the coal seam. Beginning with a few producing wells in Wyoming's Powder River Basin (PRB) in 1987, CBNG well numbers in this area increased to over 13,600 in 2004, with projected growth to 20,900 producing wells in the PRB by 2010. CBNG development is continuing apace since 2004, and CBNG is now being produced or evaluated in four other Wyoming coal basins in addition to the PRB, with roughly 3500-4000 new CBNG wells permitted statewide each year since 2004. This is clearly a very valuable source of clean fuel for the nation, and for Wyoming the economic benefits are substantial. For instance, in 2003 alone the total value of Wyoming CBNG production was about $1.5 billion, with tax and royalty income of about $90 million to counties, $140 million to the state, and $27 million to the federal government. In Wyoming, cumulative CBNG water production from 1987 through December 2004 was just over 380,000 acre-feet (2.9 billion barrels), while producing almost 1.5 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of CBNG gas statewide. Annual Wyoming CBNG water production in 2003 was 74,457 acre-feet (577 million barrels). Total production of CBNG water across all Wyoming coal fields could total roughly 7 million acre-feet (55.5 billion barrels), if all of the recoverable CBNG in the projected reserves of 31.7 tcf were produced over the coming decades. Pumping water from coals to produce CBNG has been designated a beneficial water use by the Wyoming State Engineer's Office (SEO), though recently the SEO has limited this beneficial use designation by requiring a certain gas/water production ratio. In the eastern part of the PRB where CBNG water is generally of good quality, most of it is discharged to surface drainages or to soil (for irrigation). CBNG water quality generally declines when moving from the Cheyenne River drainage northwestward to the Belle Fourche, Little Powder, and Powder River drainages and in the central and western part of the PRB, most CBNG water goes to evaporation-infiltration ponds or is discharged directly to surface drainages. Concerns center on the salinity of the water, usually measured as total dissolved solids (TDS), or electrical conductivity (EC) and sodium adsorption ratio (SAR). Other management options currently in use include injection, managed irrigation (with additives to mitigate the effects of high salinity), atomization, and treatment by reverse osmosis or ion exchange. A key water quality issue is the cumulative effect of numerous CBNG water discharges on the overall water quality of basin streams. This leads to one of the most contentious issues in CBNG development in Wyoming's PRB: Montana's concern about the potential downstream effects of water quality degradation on rivers flowing north into Montana. Many of the benefits and costs associated with CBNG development have been debated, but dealing with CBNG water quantity and quality arguably has been the most difficult of all the issues. Given the importance of these issues for continued development of CBNG resources in Wyoming and elsewhere, the DOE-NETL funded project presented here focuses on CBNG co-produced water management. The research was organized around nine separate, but interrelated, technical project tasks and one administrative task (Task 1). The nine technical project tasks were pursued by separate research teams at the University of Wyoming, but all nine tasks were coordinated to the extent possible in order to maximize information gained about CBNG co-produced waters. In addition to project management in Task 1, the key research tasks included: (2) estimating groundwater recharge rates in the PRB; (3) groundwater contamination of trace elements from CBNG disposal ponds; (4) use of environmental tracers in assessing wate

William Ruckelshaus

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Comments from Nevada to Notice of Inquiry Concerning Preparation...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

from Nevada to Notice of Inquiry Concerning Preparation of a Report to Congress on the Price-Anderson Act Comments from Nevada to Notice of Inquiry Concerning Preparation of a...

72

Record of Communication Concerning Ceiling Fan and Ceiling Fan...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Record of Communication Concerning Ceiling Fan and Ceiling Fan Light Kit Framework Document-Docket No. EERE-2012-BT-STD-0045 Record of Communication Concerning Ceiling Fan and...

73

Inspection of Concerns Regarding the Martin Marietta Corporate...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

4 "Inspection of Concerns Regarding the Martin Marietta Corporate Review of Health and Safety at Martin Marietta Energy Systems"...

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Employee Concerns Reporting Form | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Reporting Form | National Nuclear Security Administration Reporting Form | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > About Us > Our Operations > Management and Budget > Human Resources > Employee Concerns Program > How Do You Report A Concern? > Employee Concerns Reporting Form Employee Concerns Reporting Form Employee Concerns Program Policy Statement

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How Do You Report A Concern? | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Report A Concern? | National Nuclear Security Administration Report A Concern? | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog How Do You Report A Concern? Home > About Us > Our Operations > Management and Budget > Human Resources > Employee Concerns Program > How Do You Report A Concern? How Do You Report A Concern? DOE/NNSA Federal, contractor and subcontractor employees may report their

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Concern for the Environment | National Nuclear Security Administration  

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link to skip to the main content Facebook Flickr RSS Twitter YouTube Concern for the Environment | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile...

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Occupational Medicine in Employee Concerns and Differing Professional...  

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employees can freely communicate their concerns related to the environment, safety, and health. Furthermore, requirements exist for an organizational effort to resolve disputes...

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Comment to Notice of Inquiry ("NOI") Concerning Preparation of...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

to Notice of Inquiry ("NOI") Concerning Preparation of a Report to Congress on the Price Anderson Act. USEC strongly supports extension beyond 2002 of the provisions of...

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Comment to Notice of Inquiry ("NOI") Concerning Preparation of...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Federal Register "Notice of inquiry concerning preparation of report to Congress on the Price-Anderson Act." Comments focus on the following three ideas. First, we strongly support...

80

Review of the Hanford Site Employee Concerns Programs, July 2012  

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Hanford Site Employee Concerns Programs May 2011 July 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and...

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Review of the Hanford Site Employee Concerns Programs, July 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Oversight Review of the Hanford Site Employee Concerns Programs May 2011 July 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and...

82

USGS Study: Water Quality A Potential Concern in Private Wells  

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USGS Study: Water Quality A Potential Concern in Private Wells More than 20 percent of private domestic wells sampled nationwide contain at least one contaminant at levels of potential health concern's population, use private wells, which are not regulated by the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. USGS

Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

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Research on Mining Common Concern via Infinite Topic Modelling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper focuses on mining common concern among different textual data sources and analyzing their own eigen topics via infinite topic modelling. By incorporating non-parametric Bayesian approaches, our work achieves a good performance and better accords ... Keywords: Infinite Topic Modelling, Hierarchical Dirichlet Process, Common Concern, News

Yishu Miao; Chunping Li; Qiang Ding; Li Li

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DATA CONCERN AWARE QUERYING FOR THE INTEGRATION OF DATA SERVICES  

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DATA CONCERN AWARE QUERYING FOR THE INTEGRATION OF DATA SERVICES Muhammad Intizar Ali, Reinhard,dustdar}@infosys.tuwien.ac.at Keywords: Data Services, Database as a Service, Data Services Integration, Data Concerns, XQuery. Abstract: There is an increasing trend for organizations to publish data over the web using data services. The published data

Dustdar, Schahram

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Responses To Questions Concerning Technology Transfer Practices at DOE  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Responses To Questions Concerning Technology Transfer Practices at Responses To Questions Concerning Technology Transfer Practices at DOE Laboratories Responses To Questions Concerning Technology Transfer Practices at DOE Laboratories AllianceForSustainableEnergy Battelle Department of Economic and Community Development Planar Energy Devices Center for Hydrogen Research Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) APJeT, Inc. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) American Superconductor (AMSC) Economic Development Partnership Campbell Applied Physics, Inc. Oak Ridge Economic Partnership Purdue University Council on Governmental Relations Cummins University of California ORNL Tech Transfer Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Eastman Chemical Company Sandia National Laboratories Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Endangered, Threatened, and Species of Special Concern (Connecticut) |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Endangered, Threatened, and Species of Special Concern Endangered, Threatened, and Species of Special Concern (Connecticut) Endangered, Threatened, and Species of Special Concern (Connecticut) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Connecticut Program Type Environmental Regulations Provider Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

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Career Concerns, Inaction, and Market Inefficiency: Evidence from Utility Regulation  

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Abstract: This paper examines how career concerns can generate inefficiencies not only within firms but also in market outcomes. Career concerns may lead agents to avoid actions that, while value-increasing in expectation, could potentially be directly associated with a bad outcome. We apply this theory to natural gas procurement by regulated public utilities and show that career concerns may lead to a reduction in surplus-increasing market transactions during periods when the benefits of trade are likely to be greatest. We show that data from natural gas markets are consistent with this prediction and difficult to explain using alternative theories.

Severin Borenstein; Meghan Busse; Ryan Kellogg; Contributions From Lucas Davis; Paul Gertler; Erin Mansur; Steve Tadelis; Matt White; Frank Wolak

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiolysis Concerns for Water Shielding in Fission Surface Power Applications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents an overview of radiolysis concerns with regard to water shields for fission surface power. A review of the radiolysis process is presented and key parameters and trends are identified. From this understanding of the radiolytic decomposition of water, shield pressurization and corrosion are identified as the primary concerns. Existing experimental and modeling data addressing concerns are summarized. It was found that radiolysis of pure water in a closed volume results in minimal, if any net decomposition, and therefore reduces the potential for shield pressurization and corrosion.

Schoenfeld, Michael P. [NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, ER24, MSFC, AL 35812 (United States); Anghaie, Samim [Innovative Space Power and Propulsion Institute, 800 SW Archer Rd. Bldg.554, P.O. Box 116502, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-6502 (United States)

2008-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Averting Enforcement: Strategic Response to the Threat of Environmental Regulation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

set) were taken from the eGRID database maintained by EPA.were also taken from eGRID. Figures 1 and 2 illustrate the

Keohane, Nathaniel O.; Mansur, Erin T; Voynov, Andrey

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NIST/CSM Sensor Could Help Avert Pipeline Failures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... in conventional pipelines by slowly diffusing into the metal. The NIST/CSM sensor, described today at the 7th International Pipeline Conference ...

2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Warming Time Bomb:* Actions Needed to Avert Disaster  

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Sands, Oil Shale, Methane Hydrates. Coal phase-out by 2030 peak CO2 ~400-425 ppm, depending on oil sands, oil shale, and methane hydrates potentially contain an even greater amount of carbon, but most" = Tar Sands, Oil Shale, Methane Hydrates Coal phase-out by 2030 peak CO2 ~400-425 ppm, depending on oil

Hansen, James E.

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Letter from Commonwealth to Mirant Potomac River Concerning Serious  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

to Mirant Potomac River Concerning Serious to Mirant Potomac River Concerning Serious Violations of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Sulfur Dioxide Letter from Commonwealth to Mirant Potomac River Concerning Serious Violations of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Sulfur Dioxide Docket No. EO-05-01: Letter from Commonwealth of Virginia to Mirant Potomac River concerning Serious Violations of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Sulfur Dioxide. Notification to Mirant by the Commonwealth of Virginia of Serious Violations of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Sulfur Dioxide More Documents & Publications Notification to Mirant by the Commonwealth of Virginia of Serious Violations of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Sulfur Dioxide Comments on Department of Energy's Emergency Order To Resume Limited

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Critical Areas of State Concern (Maryland) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

of State Concern (Maryland) of State Concern (Maryland) Critical Areas of State Concern (Maryland) < Back Eligibility Construction Developer Industrial Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Maryland Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider Maryland Department of the Environment This legislation designates the Chesapeake Bay, other Atlantic Coastal Bays, and their tributaries and adjacent lands as critical areas of state concern. It is state policy to protect these areas and to prevent the further degradation of water quality. Further development of non-water dependent structures and increase in lot coverage in these areas is presumed to be contrary to the policy of the state, and construction is

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DOE Headquarters Contact Information: Employee Concerns Program Patricia Zarate Phone:  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Employee Concerns Program http://energy.gov/diversity 1 Employee Concerns Program http://energy.gov/diversity 1 DOE Headquarters Contact Information: Employee Concerns Program Patricia Zarate Phone: 202-586-2248 Fax: 202-586-3075 E-mail: patricia.zarate@hq.doe.gov Mailing Address: U.S. Department of Energy Employee Concerns Program 1000 Independence AVE, SW Room 5B-168, ED-4 Washington, DC 20585 Contractor Whistleblower Protection Program (Part 708) Janet Freimuth 202-287-1439 janet.freimuth@hq.doe.gov Office of Conflict Prevention and Resolution Kathy Binder 202-586-6972 kathleen.binder@hq.doe.gov Pam Pontillo 202-586-4002 pamela.pontillo@hq.doe.gov DOE Field Office ECP Contact Information: Albuquerque Complex (NNSA) Eva Glow Brownlow Michelle Rodriguez de Varela Hotline: 800-688-5713

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Guidance Concerning Certification Following a Change in the Applicable  

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Concerning Certification Following a Change in the Concerning Certification Following a Change in the Applicable Energy or Water Conservation Standard Guidance Concerning Certification Following a Change in the Applicable Energy or Water Conservation Standard Guidance regardling the applicability of changes in the EPCA standards. If any manufacturer's previous certification demonstrates that the basic model meets the NEW standard, no additional certification is necessary. If any manufacturer's previous certification does not demonstrate that the basic model meets the NEW standard, that model has not been certified. It may not be distributed once the new standard takes effect unless the manufacturer submits a new certification report demonstrating that the basic model meets the new standard. Guidance Concerning Certification Following a Change in the Applicable

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Environment/Health/Safety (EHS): Safety Concerns Form  

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Concerns Concerns TOP Last upd EHSS Safety Concerns Please use this form to submit your safety concerns. Please provide your name and email address to receive updates. You may select the anonymous option below if you wish, but you will not receive status updates. * = Required Information. Report Date* MM/DD/YY Incident Location* Building or Street Name or Landmark Requester First/Last Name Division AFRD ALS BSO CSD CRD ESD ENG EETD EHS FAC GEN CFO HR IT LSD MSD NERSC NSD PAD PSD PBD PHY SND OPS Institutional or Divisional Institutional Divisional Email Address @lbl.gov Urgency* High: Fatality or injury probable if not corrected -- Medium: Injury possible if not corrected -- Low: Injury unlikely if not corrected, but non-compliant condition/behavior Low Medium High Detailed Description*

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Disclosure of Permitted Communication Concerning Fossil Fuel Energy  

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Disclosure of Permitted Communication Concerning Fossil Fuel Energy Disclosure of Permitted Communication Concerning Fossil Fuel Energy Consumption Reduction for New Construction and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings -- Docket No. EERE-2010-BT-STD-0031; RIN 1904-AB96 Disclosure of Permitted Communication Concerning Fossil Fuel Energy Consumption Reduction for New Construction and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings -- Docket No. EERE-2010-BT-STD-0031; RIN 1904-AB96 This memo provides an overview of communications made to DOE staff on the subject of the rulemaking referenced above. The communications occurred at a meeting held on February 13, 2013. DOE 433 ex parte memo.pdf More Documents & Publications Disclosure of Permitted Communication Concerning Regional Standards Enforcement Framework Document -- Docket No. EERE-2011-BT-CE-0077

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A Statistical Approach for DeltaQ Modeling Concerning Building...  

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A Statistical Approach for DeltaQ Modeling Concerning Building Envelope and HVAC Duct Leakage Behavior Prediction Speaker(s): Alexander Dimitrov Date: March 22, 2006 - 12:00pm...

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REPORT ON INSPECTION OF CONCERNS REGARDING DOE'S EVALUATION OF...  

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REPORT ON INSPECTION OF CONCERNS REGARDING DOE'S EVALUATION OF CHEVRON U.S.A.'S UNSOLICITED PROPOSAL FOR THE ELK HILLS NAVAL PETROLEUM RESERVE, INS-O-98-01 REPORT ON INSPECTION OF...

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Questions concerning Technology Transfer Practices at DOE Labs...  

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concerning Technology Transfer Practices at DOE Labs.txt From: Gary S. Selwyn gary.selwyn@apjet.com Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 7:00 PM To: GC-62 Subject: Questions...

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101

Security concerns of a plug-in vehicle  

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Electric vehicles, no doubt, will bring in many benefits to the economy and to the stakeholders concerned; however these will come at certain costs. Modern vehicles already have several intelligent electronic components, also known as electronic control ...

Hina Chaudhry; Theodore Bohn

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Question of the Week: What are Your Greatest Energy Concerns...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

by: Allison Casey | September 08, 2008 at 05:18 PM I am concerned with the high cost of heating my home. Heating costs have recently doubled. I believe there should be more...

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Clearing up some concerns about cloud computing and genomics...  

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Clearing up some concerns about cloud computing and genomics research October 7, 2013 Tweet EmailPrint Cloud computing has become a popular option for scientists wanting on-demand...

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Recommendations concerning energy information model documentation, public access, and evaluation  

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In this study we provide an analysis of the factors underlying Congressional concern regarding model documentation, policies for public access, and evaluation procedures of the Energy Information Administration (EIA) and ...

Wood, David O.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Forty Most Asked Questions Concerning CEQ's National Environmental Policy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Forty Most Asked Questions Concerning CEQ's National Environmental Forty Most Asked Questions Concerning CEQ's National Environmental Policy Act Regulations Forty Most Asked Questions Concerning CEQ's National Environmental Policy Act Regulations The Council on Environmental Quality, as part of its oversight of implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act, held meetings in the ten Federal regions with Federal, State, and local officials to discuss administration of the implementing regulations. The forty most asked questions were compiled in a memorandum to agencies for the information of relevant officials. G-CEQ-40Questions.pdf More Documents & Publications "Frequently Asked Questions" on the Department of Energy's NEPA Regulations Guidance Regarding NEPA Regulations Policy and Procedures for the Review of Federal Actions Impacting the

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Default clustering with conceptual structures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes a theoretical framework for inducing knowledge from incomplete data sets. The general framework can be used with any formalism based on a lattice structure. It is illustrated within two formalisms: the attribute-value formalism and ...

J. Velcin; J.-G. Ganascia

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Bond Pricing with Default Risk  

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the Bond Issuers Data Range Exxon ARCO Eli Lilly IBM Fordfrom GMM Estimation µ X Exxon ARCO Eli Lilly IBM FordFord RJR Eli Lilly ARCO UAL Exxon Safeway This table reports

Hsu, Jason C.; Saa-Requejo, Jesus; Santa-Clara, Pedro

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

EIS-0218: Proposed Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy Concerning  

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18: Proposed Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy 18: Proposed Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy Concerning Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel EIS-0218: Proposed Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy Concerning Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel SUMMARY This study analyzes the potential environmental impacts of adopting a policy to manage foreign research reactor spent nuclear fuel containing uranium enriched in the United States. In particular, the study examines the comparative impacts of several alternative approaches to managing the spent fuel. The analysis demonstrates that the impacts on the environmental, workers and the general public of implementing any of the alternative management approaches would be small and within applicable Federal and state regulator limits. PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Teachers' Concerns Regarding the Adoption of the New Mathematics Textbook  

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The goal of this study is to identify and examine teachers' concerns regarding their use of the new adopted mathematics textbook. In Texas, middle school mathematics teachers are often given a great deal of flexibility in the decision to use or not to use textbooks in their classrooms. This provides an opportunity for discussion about the concerns of teachers regarding the use of the newly adopted textbook. This study focused on investigating the concerns of teachers in relation to the adoption of the new textbooks for their districts based their years of experience in teaching the same class and their involvement on using the same textbook. In addition, this study identified the source of support in implementing the new curriculum materials. The study utilized the Concern Based Adoption Model (CBAM) as its theoretical framework. A non-experimental, cross-sectional survey design, incorporating a researcher-developed Stages of Concern Questionnaire (SoCQ), was used to address the research questions. A qualitative analysis was used to explore the teachers needs related to the use of the new adopted textbook and to provide additional insights into the teachers' concerns. The answers of 147 middle school mathematic teachers were analyzed in addition to teachers' interviews. Overall, the study found that teachers' highest concerns are focused mainly on the management of their work and that they are still in the early stages of implementing the new textbook. Teaching experience proved to be an important factor in explaining teachers' concerns in the implementation. Teachers feel isolated and unsupported in their use of the new curriculum materials and they expressed the need for support from their schools and from textbook publishers, as well as the need for more time and training to become familiar with the new textbook's content. They also wanted evidence that the new textbook supports student learning. Recommendations from the study include the need for the schools and the textbook publishing companies to work with middle grade school mathematics teachers to enable them to implement the new curriculum materials (textbooks) in the classrooms.

El-Saleh, Ilham Kamel

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of 300 Area Contaminants of Potential Concern for Soil  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the process used to identify source area contaminants of potential concern (COPCs) in support of the 300 Area remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS) work plan. This report also establishes the exclusion criteria applicable for 300 Area use and the analytical methods needed to analyze the COPCs.

R.W. Ovink

2010-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Industrial hygiene concerns associated with oil shale development  

SciTech Connect

Health protection concerns (including industrial hygiene, safety, and occupational medicine) must be evaluated to insure that development of the oil shale industry proceeds without significant risk to the health of the workers involved. These concerns need to be identified in the early stages of developing this industry. To provide a basis for discussing potential health protection concerns related to oil shale, it is necessary to briefly discuss the magnitude and characteristics of this resource; the alternate proposed technologies; and the unit operations which make up the operating system. This subject has been detailed in many publications, among them reports prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency. This discussion will be limited to providing sufficient background to put industrial hygiene and other health protection concerns in perspective, and will include a brief description of typical technologies under consideration. It will not provide a detailed description of these technologies, or attempt to cover all the alternate technologies which may be applied to the development of oil shale. However, a basis for considering potential health protection problems associated with development of this industry will be established.

Ettinger, H.J.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

112

Engineering concerns in solar system design and operation  

SciTech Connect

This paper has been prepared to help architects and engineers avoid some of the problems which have typically been encountered in solar heating and cooling installations. The primary focus of the paper is on engineering concerns associated with the startup and operation of solar systems. Recommendations are also made regarding the design and installation phases to help in avoiding these problems.

Easterly, J.L.

1979-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental concerns related to compressed air energy storage  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The report describes the technologies of compressed air energy storage and some of the environmental concerns associated with siting, construction, operation and decommissioning of such a system. Also described is an ongoing research program, the goal of which is to evaluate methods to control the effects of these environmental factors.

Stottlemyre, J. A.; Craig, R. A.; Loscutoff, W. V.; Boehm, D. W.; Chang, G. C.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of the Hanford Site Employee Concerns Programs, July 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Independent Oversight Review of the Independent Oversight Review of the Hanford Site Employee Concerns Programs May 2011 July 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose .................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................. 1 3.0 Scope ....................................................................................................................................................... 1

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Review of the Hanford Site Employee Concerns Programs, July 2012  

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Independent Oversight Review of the Independent Oversight Review of the Hanford Site Employee Concerns Programs May 2011 July 2012 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy i Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose .................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................. 1 3.0 Scope ....................................................................................................................................................... 1

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Enforcement Guidance Supplement 03-01 Supplemental Guidance Concerning the  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Supplement 03-01 Supplemental Guidance Supplement 03-01 Supplemental Guidance Concerning the Factual Bases for Issuing Consent Orders Pursuant to 10 CFR 820.23 Enforcement Guidance Supplement 03-01 Supplemental Guidance Concerning the Factual Bases for Issuing Consent Orders Pursuant to 10 CFR 820.23 In October 2000, the Office of Price-Anderson Enforcement (OE) issued Enforcement Guidance Supplement (EGS) 00-04, "Factual Bases for Issuing Consent Orders Pursuant to 10 CFR 820.23 and Compliance Orders Pursuant to 10 CFR subpart C." That EGS, in part, delineated a set of criteria that OE would use to determine whether to apply its enforcement discretion, in this case through the use of Consent Orders. Those criteria provided both guidance to DOE contractors regarding situations for which the use of

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Microsoft Word - Employee Concerns Program Contacts NEW.docx  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Employee Concerns Program Contacts Employee Concerns Program Contacts ORGANIZATION CONTACT TELEPHONE EMAIL ADDRESS DOE Headquarters Bill Lewis Poli Marmolejos Janet Freimuth (202) 586-6530 (202) 287-1566 (202)287-1439 Bill.lewis@hq.doe.gov Poli.Marmolejos@hq.doe.gov Janet.Freimuth@hq.doe.gov DOE 's Office of Conflict Prevention and Resolution Kathleen Binder Pamela Pontillo (202) 586-6972 (202) 586-4002 Kathleen.Binder@hq.doe.gov Pamela.Pontillo@hq.doe.gov Chicago Kris Winiarski (630) 252-2299 Kris.winiarski@ch.doe.gov Golden, CO Mary Treska (303) 275-6002 Mary.Treska@go.doe.gov Idaho Jan Ogilvie (208) 526-9272 Hotline: (208) 526-7200 ogilvije@id.doe.gov National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Service Center, Albuquerque Eva Glow Brownlow Michelle Rodriguez De

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DOE Headquarters Contact Information: Employee Concerns Program Patricia Zarate Phone:  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Headquarters Contact Information: Headquarters Contact Information: Employee Concerns Program Patricia Zarate Phone: 202-586-2248 Fax: 202-586-3075 E-mail: patricia.zarate@hq.doe.gov Mailing Address: U.S. Department of Energy Employee Concerns Program 1000 Independence AVE, SW Room 5B-168, ED-4 Washington, DC 20585 Contractor Whistleblower Protection Program (Part 708) Janet Freimuth 202-287-1439 janet.freimuth@hq.doe.gov Office of Conflict Prevention and Resolution Kathy Binder 202-586-6972 kathleen.binder@hq.doe.gov Pam Pontillo 202-586-4002 pamela.pontillo@hq.doe.gov Office of the Ombudsman Rita Franklin 202-586-0500 ombudsman@hq.doe.gov rita.franklin@hq.doe.gov Cathy Barchi 202-586-0500 ombudsman@hq.doe.gov cathy.barchi@hq.doe.gov William Maurer 202-586-0500 ombudsman@hq.doe.gov

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Understanding Li+ Battery Operation Lessens Charging Safety Concerns  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract: Due to the high energy/power density, in relation to the weight and volume of Lithium-ion (Li+) battery technology, there are some lingering safety concerns when charging and discharging the batteries. Although an already mature technology, improvements to Li+ battery operation are ongoing. This application note describes some of those improvements. It also presents various charging control schemes to ensure that the cells are properly charged using constant-current, constant-voltage (CCCV) approaches. Several charging circuits illustrate approaches for single-cell and multiple-cell Li+ chargers.

unknown authors

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Greening Industrial Facilities: A Sustainable Approach to Addressing Energy Concerns  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The prices for natural gas and oil-based products have risen significantly in recent years, making it more costly for U.S.-based manufacturers to be profitable and compete globally. A poll taken at a recent meeting of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) board of directors revealed that 93 percent of directors from small and medium manufacturing companies believe that higher energy prices are having a negative impact on their bottom line. Furthermore, according to a 2006 report from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the domestic environment for manufacturers is dominated by concerns about rising external costs that make manufacturing from a U.S. base difficult. With the cost of oil at or near historic all-time highs, energy efficiency has quickly moved to top priority when analyzing potential savings in manufacturing facilities. The industrial sector currently accounts for about one-third of all U.S. energy consumption at an annual cost of more than $120 billion. NAM says that external outlays related to energy prices (in addition to taxes, litigation, health care, and regulation) have added 22.4 percent to production costs. In addition, according to one analysis, “deregulation, security concerns, and a fragile transmission infrastructure are increasing energy price volatility, with negative financial impact on some companies. Those that more tightly control and aggressively reduce energy consumption can minimize exposure to such volatility.”

Love, D.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Legal and social concerns to the development of bioremediation technologies  

SciTech Connect

The social and legal framework within which bioremediation technologies must be researched, developed, and deployed in the US are discussed in this report. Discussions focus on policies, laws and regulations, intellectual property, technology transfer, and stakeholder concerns. These discussions are intended to help program managers, scientists and engineers understand the social and legal framework within which they work, and be cognizant of relevant issues that must be navigated during bioremediation technology research, development, and deployment activities. While this report focuses on the legal and social environment within which the DOE operates, the laws, regulations and social processes could apply to DoD and other sites nationwide. This report identifies specific issues related to bioremediation technologies, including those involving the use of plants; native, naturally occurring microbes; non-native, naturally occurring microbes; genetically engineered organisms; and microbial products (e.g., enzymes, surfactants, chelating compounds). It considers issues that fall within the following general categories: US biotechnology policy and the regulation of field releases of organisms; US environmental laws and waste cleanup regulations; intellectual property and patenting issues; technology transfer procedures for commercializing technology developed through government-funded research; stakeholder concerns about bioremediation proposals; and methods for assuring public involvement in technology development and deployment.

Bilyard, G.R.; McCabe, G.H.; White, K.A.; Gajewski, S.W.; Hendrickson, P.L.; Jaksch, J.A.; Kirwan-Taylor, H.A.; McKinney, M.D.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE O 442.1A, Department of Energy Employee Concerns Program  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

The order establishes a DOE Employee Concerns Program (ECP) to ensure that employee concerns related the environment, safety, health, and management of DOE ...

2001-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

123

Ventilation Relevant Contaminants of Concern in Commercial Buildings Screening  

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Ventilation Relevant Contaminants of Ventilation Relevant Contaminants of Concern in Commercial Buildings Screening Process and Results Srinandini Parthasarathy, Thomas E. McKone, Michael G. Apte Environmental Energy Technologies Division Indoor Environment Department Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA 94720 April 29, 2111 Prepared for the California Energy Commission, Public Interest Energy Research Program, Energy Related Environmental Research Program Legal Notice The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is a national laboratory of the DOE managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract Number DE-AC02- 05CH11231. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the Sponsor and pursuant to an M&O Contract with the United States Department of Energy (DOE). Neither the

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Status Report and Proposal Concerning the Supply of Depleted Uranium Metal Bands for a Particle Detector  

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Status Report and Proposal Concerning the Supply of Depleted Uranium Metal Bands for a Particle Detector

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Adjudication Concerning the Turbomolecular Pumping Stations for the Vacuum System of the Intersecting Storage Rings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Adjudication Concerning the Turbomolecular Pumping Stations for the Vacuum System of the Intersecting Storage Rings

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Identification of contaminants of concern Columbia River Comprehensive Impact Assessment  

SciTech Connect

The Columbia River Comprehensive Impact Assessment (CRCIA) Project at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) is evaluating the current human and ecological risks from contaminants in the Columbia River. The risks to be studied are those attributable to past and present activities on the Hanford Site. The Hanford Site is located in southcentral Washington State near the town of Richland. Human risk from exposure to radioactive and hazardous materials will be addressed for a range of river use options. Ecological risk will be evaluated relative to the health of the current river ecosystem. The overall purpose of the project is to determine if enough contamination exists in the Columbia River to warrant cleanup actions under applicable environmental regulations. This report documents an initial review, from a risk perspective, of the wealth of historical data concerning current or potential contamination in the Columbia River. Sampling data were examined for over 600 contaminants. A screening analysis was performed to identify those substances present in such quantities that they may pose a significant human or ecological risk. These substances will require a more detailed analysis to assess their impact on humans or the river ecosystem.

Napier, B.A.; Batishko, N.C.; Heise-Craff, D.A.; Jarvis, M.F.; Snyder, S.F.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Information summary, Area of Concern: Ashtabula River, Ohio. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Water Quality Act of 1987, Section 118, authorizes the Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) to carry out a 5-year study and demonstration project, Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments (ARCS), with emphasis on the removal of toxic pollutants from bottom sediments. Information from the ARCS program is to be used to guide the development of Remedial Action Plans (RAPs) for 42 identified Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs) as well as Lake-wide Management Plans. The AOCs are areas where serious impairment of beneficial uses of water or biota (drinking, swimming, fishing, navigation, etc.) is known to exist, or where environmental quality criteria are exceeded to the point that such impairment is likely. Priority consideration was given to the following AOCs: Saginaw Bay, Michigan; Sheboygan Harbor, Wisconsin; Grand Calumet River, Indiana; Ashtabula River, Ohio; and Buffalo River, New York. This report summarizes the information obtained for the Ashtabula River AOC. (GLNPO Subject-Reference Matrix). Data and information from numerous reports have been included as figures and tables; wherever possible, the reference sources are identified.

Tatem, H.E.; Brandon, D.L.; Lee, C.R.; Simmers, J.W.; Skogerboe, J.G.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Public opinion concerning geothermal development in Lake County, California  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A random sample of 2500 of the registered voters of Lake County, California, were polled about their opinions regarding the prospect of the development of geothermal energy in Lake County. The results of a secondary analysis of their responses are presented. The main conclusions are: (1) A large majority of the respondents are in favor of geothermal development provided that it is suitably regulated to minimize negative environmental impacts. (2) The main determinants of the respondents' approval or disapproval of geothermal development are their expectations concerning the environmental impacts of geothermal development and the economic benefits of development for the county. Essentially all respondents who do not perceive negative environmental impacts support development, and the expectation of increased job opportunities and/or tax revenues is a nearly absolute prerequisite for support of development. (auth) (3) Pro- and anti-geothermal bias have strong effects upon the formation of opinions about leasing and the perception of environmental impacts. (4) Purely demographic characteristics of the respondents, such as employment status and years of residence in the county, have only limited effects upon their attitudes toward geothermal development except in the southern portion of the county, where longer term residents and those who live in the county for reasons of employment are more in favor of development.

Vollintine, L.; Weres, O.

1976-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Identification of radionuclides of concern in Hanford Site environmental cleanup  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of this document is to consider which radionuclides should be included in conducting environmental surveys relative to site remediation at Hanford. During the operation of the Hanford site, the fission product radionuclides and a large number of activation products including the transuranic radionuclides were formed. The reactor operations and subsequent chemical processing and metallurgical operations resulted in the environmental release of gaseous and liquid effluents containing some radionuclides; however, the majority of the radionuclides were stored in waste tanks or disposed to trenches and cribs. Since some contamination of both soils and subsurface waters occurred, one must decide which radionuclides still remain in sufficient amounts to be of concern at the time when site remediation is to be complete. Many of the radionuclides which have constituted the principal hazard during site operation have half-lives on the order of a year or less; therefore, they will have decayed to insignificant amounts by the year 2030, a possible date for completion of the remediation process.

Perkins, R.W.; Jenquin, U.P.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Practical Handbook of Soybean Processing and UtilizationChapter 25 Environmental Concerns in Soybean Processing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Practical Handbook of Soybean Processing and Utilization Chapter 25 Environmental Concerns in Soybean Processing Processing eChapters Processing AOCS Press Downloadable pdf of Chapter 25 Environmental Concerns in

131

Docket-EO-05-01: Documents Concerning the 2005-2007 Emergency...  

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Docket-EO-05-01: Documents Concerning the 2005-2007 Emergency Reliability Orders Concerning the Potomac River Generating Station under Section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act...

132

Appendix 16 Listed Species and Species of Concern by Agency for the  

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. CommonName Blue Red Threatened Endangered Speciesof Concern Speciesof Concern-Rare Threatened Endangered-tailed Hummingbird 1 1 Broad-winged Hawk 1 1 California Gull 1 1 Canyon Wren 1 1 Cascade Golden-mantled Ground Double-crested Cormorant 1 1 #12;CommonName Blue Red Threatened Endangered Speciesof Concern Speciesof

133

Recommendations to Address Power Reliability Concerns Raised as a Result of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

to Address Power Reliability Concerns Raised as a to Address Power Reliability Concerns Raised as a Result of Pending Environmental Regulations for Electric Generation Stations Recommendations to Address Power Reliability Concerns Raised as a Result of Pending Environmental Regulations for Electric Generation Stations Memorandum from the Electricity Advisory Committee to Secretary Chu and Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman on recommendations to address power reliability concerns raised as a result of pending environmental regulations for electric generation stations. Recommendations to Address Power Reliability Concerns Raised as a Result of Pending Environmental Regulations for Electric Generation Stations More Documents & Publications DOE Response to EAC Recommendations - March 2012 Interdependence of Electricity System Infrastructure and Natural Gas

134

Employee Concerns Program | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

Office of Science (SC) Website

Employee Concerns Program Employee Concerns Program Integrated Support Center (ISC) ISC Home About Services Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Privacy Act Categorical Exclusion Determinations Contact Information Integrated Support Center Roxanne Purucker U.S. Department of Energy 9800 S. Cass Avenue Argonne, IL 60439 P: (630) 252-2110 Larry Kelly U.S. Department of Energy 200 Administration Road Oak Ridge, TN 37830 P: (865) 576-0885 Services Employee Concerns Program Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Related Links Energy Department Employee Concerns Program Order Employee Concerns Program Guide Secretarial Employee Concerns Program Statement Reporting Employee Concerns is an important part of our work. Office of Science employees and any contractor or subcontractor fulfilling our

135

Comments from Nevada to Notice of Inquiry Concerning Preparation of a  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Comments from Nevada to Notice of Inquiry Concerning Preparation of Comments from Nevada to Notice of Inquiry Concerning Preparation of a Report to Congress on the Price-Anderson Act Comments from Nevada to Notice of Inquiry Concerning Preparation of a Report to Congress on the Price-Anderson Act Comments from the State of Nevada on the December 31, 1997 Federal Register "Notice of Inquiry Concerning Preparation of a Report to Congress on the Price-Anderson Act." Comments from Nevada to Notice of Inquiry Concerning Preparation of a Report to Congress on the Price-Anderson Act More Documents & Publications Public Comment re Price-Anderson Act Comments of the Western Interstate Energy Board's High-Level Radioactive Waste Committee on the Department of Energy Office of General Counsel's Notice of Inquiry concerning the preparation of a report to Congress on the

136

DOE Order Self Study Modules - DOE O 442.1 Department of energy Employee Concerns Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2.1 2.1 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EMPLOYEE CONCERNS PROGRAM ALBUQUERQUE OPERATIONS OFFICE Change No: 0 DOE O 442.1 Level: Familiar Date: 6/15/01 1 DOE O 442.1 DOE EMPLOYEE CONCERNS PROGRAM FAMILIAR LEVEL _________________________________________________________________________ OBJECTIVES Given the familiar level of this module and the resources listed below, you will be able to perform the following: 1. State three examples of criteria that should be used to assess the significance of an employee's concern. 2. Describe three classifications of employee occupational safety and health concerns that are used for determining safety significance. 3. Discuss the objective of implementing DOE O 442.1, DOE Employee Concerns Program. 4. Discuss the four alternatives for processing concerns.

137

A model and optimization of alternative fuel vehicle fleet composition with triple bottom line concerns .  

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??Alternative fuel types and technologies are increasingly being advocated for transportation needs to ameliorate concerns around energy security, climate change, and fuel cost. Each fuel… (more)

Zullo, Johnathon

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

How Important are Cost Concerns?: Public Opinion on Immigrants in Southern California Part II  

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II:    HOW   IMPORTANT  ARE  COST  CONCERNS?   March  24,  that  perceptions  of  immigrant  costs   have  a  strong  with  immigration  costs,  so  I  try  to  predict  what  

Haselhoff, Kim

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Deep Frying: Chemistry, Nutrition and Practical ApplicationsChapter 22 Environmental Concerns  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Deep Frying: Chemistry, Nutrition and Practical Applications Chapter 22 Environmental Concerns Food Science Health Nutrition Biochemistry eChapters Food Science & Technology Health - Nutrition - Biochemistry Press Down

140

Unbalance and Harmonic Concerns When Forging Facility Fed From Backup Generator  

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This power quality (PQ) case study presents the analysis and mitigation suggestions for unbalance and harmonic concerns when forging a facility fed from a backup generator.

2003-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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141

The association between income smoothing and job security concerns in New Zealand.  

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??This study tests for a relationship between income smoothing, proxied by discretionary accruals, and job security concerns, proxied by product durability, capital intensity, and leverage,… (more)

Tauch, Sothyda

142

The Role of Teacher Education Experiences in Addressing the Concerns of Apprentice Teachers.  

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??This study investigated the role of a teacher education program in helping apprentice teachers to address their teaching concerns. Quantitative and qualitative analyses of program… (more)

McVey, Mary

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Miscellaneous Concerns  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A Typical Day at the Center. Parents often ask “What does my child do all day?” This is a wonderful question! The activities ...

2013-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

144

Docket-EO-05-01: Documents Concerning the 2005-2007 Emergency Reliability  

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Docket-EO-05-01: Documents Concerning the Docket-EO-05-01: Documents Concerning the 2005-2007 Emergency Reliability Orders Concerning the Potomac River Generating Station under Section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act Docket-EO-05-01: Documents Concerning the 2005-2007 Emergency Reliability Orders Concerning the Potomac River Generating Station under Section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act The Department of Energy hereby makes the following documents in DOE docket number EO-05-01 available to the public. This proceeding is separate from a proceeding before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) at FERC docket number EL05-145-000. Submissions to DOE's docket are not considered to be filed in the FERC docket, and actions taken in the docket before DOE have no bearing on actions taken by FERC in the docket before it. However,

145

Embedding Defaults into Terminological Knowledge Representation Formalisms  

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; Contents 1 Introduction 3 2 The Representation Formalisms 5 2.1 The terminological language ALCF. 2 The Representation Formalisms First we shall briefly review the terminological language ALCF [11 logic to ALCF . Finally an example will illustrate why Reiter uses Skolemization in his semantics

Baader, Franz

146

Default assembly of early adenovirus chromatin  

SciTech Connect

In adenovirus particles, the viral nucleoprotein is organized into a highly compacted core structure. Upon delivery to the nucleus, the viral nucleoprotein is very likely to be remodeled to a form accessible to the transcription and replication machinery. Viral protein VII binds to intra-nuclear viral DNA, as do at least two cellular proteins, SET/TAF-I{beta} and pp32, components of a chromatin assembly complex that is implicated in template remodeling. We showed previously that viral DNA-protein complexes released from infecting particles were sensitive to shearing after cross-linking with formaldehyde, presumably after transport of the genome into the nucleus. We report here the application of equilibrium-density gradient centrifugation to the analysis of the fate of these complexes. Most of the incoming protein VII was recovered in a form that was not cross-linked to viral DNA. This release of protein VII, as well as the binding of SET/TAF-I{beta} and cellular transcription factors to the viral chromatin, did not require de novo viral gene expression. The distinct density profiles of viral DNA complexes containing protein VII, compared to those containing SET/TAF-I{beta} or transcription factors, were consistent with the notion that the assembly of early viral chromatin requires both the association of SET/TAF-1{beta} and the release of protein VII.

Spector, David J. [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Genetics, and Cellular and Molecular Biology Program, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033 (United States)]. E-mail: dspector@psu.edu

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

CRSP Power Marketing and Contracts default  

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Financial Data Environmental Review-NEPA Operations Planning & Projects Power Marketing Rates Financial Data Environmental Review-NEPA Operations Planning & Projects Power Marketing Rates CRSP's Marketing Service Area Power Marketing As a marketer of Federal power, Colorado River Storage Project Management Center's Power Marketing staff provides a variety of services for customers and the utility industry, including long term power purchases and transmission contracts. Energy Services Power Allocations FY2009 & After Current Customer Seasonal Summary (pdf) FY2009 & After New Customer Seasonal Summary (pdf) Post 2004 SHP Energy Determination Documents and Meeting Handouts Customer Meetings & Rate Adjustment Schedule For Long-Term Solution (pdf) GC Lake Elevations Graph - 8/2003 Hydrology Study (pdf) Generation Forecast Graph - 8/2003 Hydrology Study(pdf)

148

"Order Module--DOE O 442.1, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EMPLOYEE CONCERNS PROGRAM  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

"Order Module--DOE O 442.1, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EMPLOYEE CONCERNS "Order Module--DOE O 442.1, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EMPLOYEE CONCERNS PROGRAM "Order Module--DOE O 442.1, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EMPLOYEE CONCERNS PROGRAM The familiar level of this module is divided into two sections. In the first section, we will discuss the objectives, requirements, responsibilities, and definitions that are contained in the Order. In the second section, we will discuss the Guide. There is only one level of instruction for this Order. You will not be required to complete a practice for this module. Before continuing, you should obtain a copy of DOE O 442.1, DOE Employee Concerns Program, and its companion guide. Copies of these documents are available on the Office of Management and Administration's Web site at http://www.directives.doe.gov or though the course manager. It is not

149

An evaluation of theories concerning the health effects of low-dose radiation exposures  

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The danger of high, acute doses of radiation is well documented, but the effects of low-dose radiation below 100 mSv is still heavily debated. Four theories concerning the effects of lowdose radiation are presented here: ...

Wei, Elizabeth J. (Elizabeth Jay)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Comment to Notice of Inquiry ("NOI") Concerning Preparation of a Report to  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Comment to Notice of Inquiry ("NOI") Concerning Preparation of a Comment to Notice of Inquiry ("NOI") Concerning Preparation of a Report to Congress on the Price Anderson Act Comment to Notice of Inquiry ("NOI") Concerning Preparation of a Report to Congress on the Price Anderson Act Comments by Battelle Memorial Institute in response to DOE's December 31, 1997 Federal Register "Notice of inquiry concerning preparation of report to Congress on the Price-Anderson Act." Comments focus on the following three ideas. First, we strongly support extension of the indemnification protections of the Act. Second, Battelle supports the continuing interest in contractor accountability for nuclear safety compliance, though we believe that contractors have always been, and remain, accountable through contractual provisions and we do not believe

151

Comment to Notice of Inquiry ("NOI") Concerning Preparation of a Report to  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Comment to Notice of Inquiry ("NOI") Concerning Preparation of a Comment to Notice of Inquiry ("NOI") Concerning Preparation of a Report to Congress on the Price Anderson Act Comment to Notice of Inquiry ("NOI") Concerning Preparation of a Report to Congress on the Price Anderson Act Comments submitted by the United States Enrichment Corporation ("USEC") in response to Notice of Inquiry ("NOI") Concerning Preparation of a Report to Congress on the Price Anderson Act. USEC strongly supports extension beyond 2002 of the provisions of Section 170 of the Atomic Energy Act (the "Price Anderson Act") that provide for indemnification of contractors and others against any legal liability arising from a nuclear incident or precautionary evacuation arising from activity under a contract with the

152

Environmental concerns influencing the future development of energy material transportation systems: the year 2000 study  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper presents results of studies conducted to assess the potentially longer-range problems which could hinder the future development of safe and environmentally-acceptable energy material transportation systems. The purpose of this effort is to recommend appropriate action that contributes to the anticipatory management of possible future problems before they can have serious effects on the adequacy or acceptability of the system. Most significant future concerns in energy material transportation relate to potential institutional, legal, political and social problems. Environmental issues are involved in many of these concerns. Selected environmental concerns are discussed that may influence the future development of transportation systems for fossil and nuclear energy materials during the balance of this century. A distinction between potentially real and perceived concerns is made to emphasize basic differences in the recommended approach to solutions of the respective type of potential problem.

DeSteese, J. G.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Questions concerning Technology Transfer Practices at DOE Labs.txt - Notepad  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

concerning Technology Transfer Practices at DOE Labs.txt concerning Technology Transfer Practices at DOE Labs.txt From: Gary S. Selwyn [gary.selwyn@apjet.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 7:00 PM To: GC-62 Subject: Questions concerning Technology Transfer Practices at DOE Labs In response to the request for written comments, as listed in the Federal Register, Vol 73, No. 229, APJeT, Inc. offers the comments below. APJET is an early-stage, technology company that has licensed technology developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. APJET has been a licensee for 7 years, has 10 employees in NM and NC, is the largest spin-off from LANL in its history, and the author of these responses is the founder of APJET and a former technical staff member from LANL. Question #3: US Competitiveness It is highly restrictive to require that the recipient of new technology from the

154

MEMORANDUM TO: File FROM: David R. Hill RE: Meeting Concerning Potential Test Procedures and Energy Conservation  

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MEMORANDUM MEMORANDUM TO: File FROM: David R. Hill RE: Meeting Concerning Potential Test Procedures and Energy Conservation Standards for Set-Top Boxes and Network Equipment DATE: March 14, 2012 In compliance with the Department of Energy's guidance on ex parte communications (74 Fed. Reg. 52795 (Oct. 14, 2009)), this memorandum provides a summary of a March 7, 2012, meeting with DOE officials concerning potential test procedures and energy conservation standards for set-top boxes and network equipment. Meeting attendees: John Cymbalski (DOE - EE) Jeremy Dommu (DOE - EE) Ashley Armstrong (DOE - EE) Dan Cohen (DOE - GC) Celia Sher (DOE - GC) Cecilia Martaus (AT&T) Mike Pfau (AT&T) Jeff Dygert (AT&T) David Hill (Sidley Austin) The AT&T representatives discussed a number of concerns with DOE's potential promulgation

155

Questions concerning Technology Transfer Practices at DOE Labs.txt - Notepad  

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concerning Technology Transfer Practices at DOE Labs.txt concerning Technology Transfer Practices at DOE Labs.txt From: Gary S. Selwyn [gary.selwyn@apjet.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 7:00 PM To: GC-62 Subject: Questions concerning Technology Transfer Practices at DOE Labs In response to the request for written comments, as listed in the Federal Register, Vol 73, No. 229, APJeT, Inc. offers the comments below. APJET is an early-stage, technology company that has licensed technology developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. APJET has been a licensee for 7 years, has 10 employees in NM and NC, is the largest spin-off from LANL in its history, and the author of these responses is the founder of APJET and a former technical staff member from LANL. Question #3: US Competitiveness It is highly restrictive to require that the recipient of new technology from the

156

Concerns with Consulting Contract Administration at Various Department Sites, IG-0889  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Inspection Report Inspection Report Concerns with Consulting Contract Administration at Various Department Sites DOE/IG-0889 June 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits & Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 June 7, 2013 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Concerns with Consulting Contract Administration at Various Department Sites" INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE The mission of the Department of Energy (Department) is to ensure America's national security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear weapons challenges through

157

Women's Eating, Weight, and Shape Concerns and the Couple Relationship during the Transition to Parenthood  

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The transition to parenthood brings a host of changes to new parents; two key areas of change are decreases in relationship functioning and a worsening of women's eating, weight, and shape (EWS) concerns. Past research has suggested that a connection may exist between women's EWS concerns and relationship functioning during this transition. This study explored the impact of women's EWS concerns on both partners' relationship functioning in a sample of 74 couples (148 individuals) having their first baby. The study was part of a larger project exploring interventions during the transition to parenthood; thus, all couples had at least one risk factor for future relationship problems. Participants completed questionnaires approximately seven months into pregnancy and at one and three months postpartum. Results revealed that relationship functioning and women's EWS concerns worsened from pregnancy to three months postpartum, which is consistent with previous literature. Changes in women's EWS concerns from before and during pregnancy to three months postpartum were not generally related to changes in either partner's relationship functioning during the same period. However, the EWS concerns that predicted poorer relationship outcomes, including women's drive for thinness and bulimia symptoms, suggest the possible role of third factors such as negative affect or neuroticism. Also, increases in women's Body Mass Index from pre-pregnancy to three months postpartum predicted increases in relationship functioning, indicating the possibility of a larger construct such as general acceptance of the post-birth process, both in terms of weight changes and relationship changes. Thus, preventive efforts could include an emphasis on helping partners to accept the changes they will experience during this transition. Finally, the significant relations between women's EWS concerns and relationship functioning were often mediated by men's reported frequency of sexual activity, suggesting the importance of sex as a mediator. Although findings were limited, the results should be interpreted in light of previous research and the current study's limitations. Overall, this study indicates the need for future research exploring the relations between women's EWS concerns and the couple relationship during the transition to parenthood.

Morrison, Kristen Rahbar

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Biomass stakeholder views and concerns: Environmental groups and some trade association  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This exploratory study of the views and concerns of 25 environmental organizations found high interest and concern about which biomass feedstocks would be used and how these biomass materials would be converted to energy. While all favored renewable energy over fossil or nuclear energy, opinion diverged over whether energy crops, residues, or both should be the primary source of a biomass/bioenergy fuel cycle. About half of the discussants favored biomass ``in general'' as a renewable energy source, while the others were distributed about equally over five categories, from favor-with-conditions, uncertain, skeptical, opposed, to ``no organizational policy.''

Peelle, E.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Biomass stakeholder views and concerns: Environmental groups and some trade association  

SciTech Connect

This exploratory study of the views and concerns of 25 environmental organizations found high interest and concern about which biomass feedstocks would be used and how these biomass materials would be converted to energy. While all favored renewable energy over fossil or nuclear energy, opinion diverged over whether energy crops, residues, or both should be the primary source of a biomass/bioenergy fuel cycle. About half of the discussants favored biomass ``in general'' as a renewable energy source, while the others were distributed about equally over five categories, from favor-with-conditions, uncertain, skeptical, opposed, to ``no organizational policy.''

Peelle, E.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

NEPA scoping averts agency funds from blowing in the wind: A NEPA success story  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process has been successful without the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has used early application of the NEPA process to make an informed decision and thus avoid negative ecological and financial results. The NEPA process was initiated to assess the potential impacts of constructing and operating a 6--9 megawatt wind turbine farm. The farm was to consist of up to 18 turbines to be placed along the spine of Plum Island which lies in the Atlantic Ocean off the shore of eastern Long Island. The rationale for the proposal was to provide an alternative energy source and thus avoid the expenditure of more than one million dollars per year on electricity and the dependency on the mainland public utility companies. A sufficient wind resource is readily available on Plum Island. Complicating the issue was a window of opportunity to obtain federal production tax credits if the wind energy system could become operational before July 1, 1999.

Wade, M.C.; Van Dyke, J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Crew, J. [Agricultural Research Service, Wyndmoore, PA (United States)

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Proposal concerning the participation of CERN in the procurement of depleted-uranium sheets for the UA1 calorimeter upgrading  

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Proposal concerning the participation of CERN in the procurement of depleted-uranium sheets for the UA1 calorimeter upgrading

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Adjudication Concerning 70 Additional Sputter-Ion Pumps for the Vacuum System of the Intersecting Storage Rings  

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Adjudication Concerning 70 Additional Sputter-Ion Pumps for the Vacuum System of the Intersecting Storage Rings

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Home is safer than the cloud!: privacy concerns for consumer cloud storage  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Several studies ranked security and privacy to be major areas of concern and impediments of cloud adoption for companies, but none have looked into end-users' attitudes and practices. Not much is known about consumers' privacy beliefs and expectations ... Keywords: cloud storage, cross-cultural, privacy, social factors, usability

Iulia Ion; Niharika Sachdeva; Ponnurangam Kumaraguru; Srdjan ?apkun

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

High school seniors' social network and other ICT use preferences and concerns  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The study develops an in-depth picture of teens' thoughts and opinions related to social networks and ICT's, particularly preferences towards, and concerns related to, their use. Using a series of six semi-structured focus group interviews, data were ... Keywords: ICTs, MySpace, facebook, social networking, teens

Denise E. Agosto; June Abbas

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Discussions on qualitative assessment or risk quantification in adopting decisions concerning risk in financial auditing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents some insights concerning qualitative and semi-quantitative audit risk assessment methods. We consider that semi-quantitative assessment collaborated with qualitative interpretation can be a better solution in evaluation auditors' ... Keywords: IAS, audit, business decisions, financial reporting, qualitative interpretation, semi-quantitative risk assessment

Diana-Laura Radu; Sabina-Cristiana Necula

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

WATER RESOURCES Water Resources is a unit concerned with the development of  

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and Institutional Aspects of Water Resources Management," 1975 background paper produced by the Food and Agricultureq SECTION II WATER RESOURCES Water Resources is a unit concerned with the development of public policy and the use or misuse of the national water supply. Subsection topics in this unit are general

US Army Corps of Engineers

167

Geothermal resources and conflicting concerns in the Alvord Valley, Oregon: an update  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The geothermal resource potential of the Alvord Valley is among the highest in Oregon. However, environmental concerns, litigation, and administrative requirements have delayed exploration for and development of this resource. Present estimates indicate that deep exploratory drilling may not take place on Federal lands in the Alvord Valley until 1982.

Wassinger, C.E.; Koza, D.M.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Introduction: The cost of energy is an important concern for businesses, institutions, and  

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from biomass. An example of such process is gasification (heating biomass with about one of the conversion processes (e.g., gasification of biomass followed by synthesis to liquid fuels) have been known biomass, non-edible vegetable oils, algae) and alleviate some of the environmental and social concerns

Aalberts, Daniel P.

169

Geometric Concerns Pertaining to Applications of Statistical Tests in the Atmospheric Sciences  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper is concerned. with the application of well-known statistical methods (e.g. matched-pairs t-test, two-sample t-test, one-way analysis of variance and significance test of Pearson's correlation coefficient) in the atmospheric sciences. ...

Paul W. Mielke Jr.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Linking the Popularity of Online Trading with Consumers' Concerns for Reputation and Identity Theft  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although online trading has its benefits, such as convenience and the ability to compare prices online, there are still many concerns about the integrity of the buyer, the seller and/or the online action service provider OASP. This paper investigates ... Keywords: Business Strategy, Identity Theft, Online Auction Service Providers, Reputation, Service Operations

Alan D. Smith

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Twin logic gates: improved logic reliability by redundancy concerning gate oxide breakdown  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Because of the aggressive scaling of integrated circuits and the given limits of atomic scales, circuit designers have to become more and more aware of the arising reliability and yield concerns. So far, only very little research efforts have been put ... Keywords: gate oxide breakdown, integrated circuit design, redundant systems, reliability

Hagen Saemrow; Claas Cornelius; Frank Sill; Andreas Tockhorn; Dirk Timmermann

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Interim Report on Cumulative Risk Assessment for Radiological and Chemical Constituents of Concern at Decommissioning Sites  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Decommissioning nuclear facilities focus extensive efforts on site characterization to demonstrate regulatory compliance in the termination of site licenses. Many decommissioning sites, while recognizing radiological characterization and assessment needs, lacked experience in chemical risk assessment. This report documents plant approaches for performing cumulative risk assessments of both radiological and non-radiological constituents of concern.

2005-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

173

142 Computer Science 143 Computer science is concerned with the study of computers and computing,  

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142 Computer Science 143 Computer science is concerned with the study of computers and computing, focusing on algorithms, programs and programming, and computational systems. The main goal of computational systems and to show how this body of knowledge can be used to produce solutions to real

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

174

Report on the handling of safety information concerning flammable gases and ferrocyanide at the Hanford waste tanks  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report discusses concerns safety issues, and management at Hanford Tank Farm. Concerns center on the issue of flammable gas generation which could ignite, and on possible exothermic reactions of ferrocyanide compounds which were added to single shell tanks in the 1950's. It is believed that information concerning these issues has been mis-handled and the problems poorly managed. (CBS)

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1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Ruling 1995-1; Ruling concerning 10 CFR Parts 830 and 835  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

10 CFR PART 830 10 CFR PART 830 10 CFR PART 835 Office of the General Counsel; Ruling 1995-1; Ruling concerning 10 CFR Parts 830 (Nuclear Safety Management) and 835 (Occupational Radiation Protection) AGENCY: Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of Ruling 1995-1. SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued Ruling 1995-1 which interprets certain regulatory provisions relating to DOE's nuclear safety requirements. This Ruling is intended to be a generally applicable clarification that addresses questions concerning the applicability and effect of these provisions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ben McRae, Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Civilian Nuclear Programs, Room 6A 167, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC 20585; telephone (202) 586-6975.

176

The Effects of Knowledge of Earnings Persistence, Financial Statement Format, and Concerns about Quality of Earnings  

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Abstract: This paper examines whether financial statement users exhibit greater ability to discriminate between high and low-accrual firms when they have greater knowledge of earnings persistence, greater awareness of concerns about the quality of earnings, and when accruals are presented more clearly in the financial statements. I find that users with greater knowledge of earnings persistence and greater awareness of concerns about the quality of earnings have greater discriminative ability. High-knowledge users are not affected by the presence and placement of an accrual subtotal in the financial statements. Low-knowledge users discriminate the most when the accrual subtotal is juxtaposed with accrual line items in the cash flow statement. Low-knowledge users do not discriminate much when the accrual subtotal is not presented, or when the subtotal is presented but is not juxtaposed with accrual line items within the same statement.

Bernardine Low; Khim Kelly; Bob Libby; Mark Nelson; Steve Smith; Hun-tong Tan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Compressed air energy storage (CAES) environmental control concerns and program plan  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report assesses the required environmental research and recommends a program plan to assist DOD's Environmental Control Technology Division (ECT) in performing its mission of ensuring that the procedures, processes, systems, and strategies necessary to minimize any adverse environmental impacts of compressed air energy storage (CAES) are developed in a timely manner so as not to delay implementation of the technology. To do so, CAES technology and the expected major environmental concerns of the technology are described. Second, ongoing or planned research in related programs and the applicability of results from these programs to CAES environmental research are discussed. Third, the additional research and development required to provide the necessary environmental data base and resolve concerns in CAES are outlined. Finally, a program plan to carry out this research and development effort is presented.

Beckwith, M.A.; Boehm, D.W.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Independent Oversight Review of the Employee Concerns Program at the Savannah River Operations Office, July 2013  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

of the of the Employee Concerns Program at the Savannah River Operations Office May 2011 February 2013 July 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U. S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose.................................................................................................................................................... 1 2.0 Background ............................................................................................................................................. 1 3.0 Scope and Methodology ......................................................................................................................... 2 4.0 Results .................................................................................................................................................... 2

179

LMFBR conceptual design study: an overview of environmental and safety concerns  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The US Department of Energy (DOE) initiated the Liquid Metal Fast Breeder (LMFBR) Conceptual Design Study (CDS) with the objective of maintaining a viable breeder option. The project is scheduled to be completed in FY-1981 but decisions regarding plant construction will be delayed until at least 1985. This report provides a review of the potential environmental and safety engineering concerns for the CDS and recommends specific action for the Environmental and Safety Engineering Division of DOE.

Brenchley, D.L.

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Framework for Identifying Key Environmental Concerns in Marine Renewable Energy Projects- Appendices  

SciTech Connect

Marine wave and tidal energy technology could interact with marine resources in ways that are not well understood. As wave and tidal energy conversion projects are planned, tested, and deployed, a wide range of stakeholders will be engaged; these include developers, state and federal regulatory agencies, environmental groups, tribal governments, recreational and commercial fishermen, and local communities. Identifying stakeholders’ environmental concerns in the early stages of the industry’s development will help developers address and minimize potential environmental effects. Identifying important concerns will also assist with streamlining siting and associated permitting processes, which are considered key hurdles by the industry in the U.S. today. In September 2008, RE Vision consulting, LLC was selected by the Department of Energy (DoE) to conduct a scenario-based evaluation of emerging hydrokinetic technologies. The purpose of this evaluation is to identify and characterize environmental impacts that are likely to occur, demonstrate a process for analyzing these impacts, identify the “key” environmental concerns for each scenario, identify areas of uncertainty, and describe studies that could address that uncertainty. This process is intended to provide an objective and transparent tool to assist in decision-making for siting and selection of technology for wave and tidal energy development. RE Vision worked with H. T. Harvey & Associates, to develop a framework for identifying key environmental concerns with marine renewable technology. This report describes the results of this study. This framework was applied to varying wave and tidal power conversion technologies, scales, and locations. The following wave and tidal energy scenarios were considered: ? 4 wave energy generation technologies ? 3 tidal energy generation technologies ? 3 sites: Humboldt coast, California (wave); Makapu’u Point, Oahu, Hawaii (wave); and the Tacoma Narrows, Washington (tidal) ? 3 project sizes: pilot, small commercial, and large commercial The possible combinations total 24 wave technology scenarios and 9 tidal technology scenarios. We evaluated 3 of the 33 scenarios in detail: 1. A small commercial OPT Power Buoy project off the Humboldt County, California coast 2. A small commercial Pelamis Wave Power P-2 project off Makapu’u Point, Oahu, Hawaii 3. A pilot MCT SeaGen tidal project, sited in the Tacoma Narrows, Washington This framework document used information available from permitting documents that were written to support actual wave or tidal energy projects, but the results obtained here should not be confused with those of the permitting documents1. The main difference between this framework document and permitting documents of currently proposed pilot projects is that this framework identifies key environmental concerns and describes the next steps in addressing those concerns; permitting documents must identify effects, find or declare thresholds of significance, evaluate the effects against the thresholds, and find mitigation measures that will minimize or avoid the effects so they can be considered less-than-significant. Two methodologies, 1) an environmental effects analysis and 2) Raptools, were developed and tested to identify potential environmental effects associated with wave or tidal energy conversion projects. For the environmental effects analysis, we developed a framework based on standard risk assessment techniques. The framework was applied to the three scenarios listed above. The environmental effects analysis addressed questions such as: ? What is the temporal and spatial exposure of a species at a site? ? What are the specific potential project effects on that species? ? What measures could minimize, mitigate, or eliminate negative effects? ? Are there potential effects of the project, or species’ response to the effect, that are highly uncertain and warrant additional study? The second methodology, Raptools, is a collaborative approach useful for evaluating multiple characteristi

Sharon Kramer; Mirko Previsic; Peter Nelson; Sheri Woo

2010-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Scoping survey of perceived concerns, issues, and problems for near-surface disposal of FUSRAP waste  

SciTech Connect

This report is a scoping summary of concerns, issues, and perceived problems for near-surface disposal of radioactive waste, based on a survey of the current literature. Near-surface disposal means land burial in or within 15 to 20 m of the earth's surface. It includes shallow land burial (burial in trenches, typically about 6 m deep with a 2-m cap and cover) and some intermediate-depth land burial (e.g., trenches and cap similar to shallow land burial, but placed below 10 to 15 m of clean soil). Proposed solutions to anticipated problems also are discussed. The purpose of the report is to provide a better basis for identifying and evaluating the environmental impacts and related factors that must be analyzed and compared in assessing candidate near-surface disposal sites for FUSRAP waste. FUSRAP wastes are of diverse types, and their classification for regulatory purposes is not yet fixed. Most of it may be characterized as low-activity bulk solid waste, and is similar to mill tailings, but with somewhat lower average specific activity. It may also qualify as Class A segregated waste under the proposed 10 CFR 61 rules, but the parent radionuclides of concern in FUSRAP (primarily U-238 and Th-232) have longer half-lives than do the radionuclides of concern in most low-level waste. Most of the references reviewed deal with low-level waste or mill tailings, since there is as yet very little literature in the public domain on FUSRAP per se.

Robinson, J.E.; Gilbert, T.L.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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40 Most Asked Questions Concerning the CEQ's National Environmental Policy Act  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Fed. Reg. 18026 (March 23, 1981) Fed. Reg. 18026 (March 23, 1981) As amended COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY Executive Office of the President Memorandum to Agencies: Forty Most Asked Questions Concerning CEQ's National Environmental Policy Act Regulations SUMMARY: The Council on Environmental Quality, as part of its oversight of implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act, held meetings in the ten Federal regions with Federal, State, and local officials to discuss administration of the implementing regulations. The forty most asked questions were compiled in a memorandum to agencies for the information of relevant officials. In order efficiently to respond to public inquiries this memorandum is reprinted in this issue of the Federal Register. Ref: 40 CFR Parts 1500 - 1508 (1987).

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Report: Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations Concerning the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Project at Hanford  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EMAB Tank Waste Subcommittee Summary Report 1 EMAB Tank Waste Subcommittee Summary Report 1 Report of Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations Concerning the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Project (WTP) at Hanford Submitted by the Environmental Management Advisory Board Tank Waste Subcommittee September 15, 2010 Introduction In May 2010, the Department of Energy established the Environmental Management Tank Waste Subcommittee (EM-TWS). The EM-TWS was charged with conducting an independent technical review of liquid waste capital and operations projects related to the Office of Environmental Management (EM) tank waste cleanup programs at Hanford, Washington; the Savannah River Site in South Carolina; the Idaho National Laboratory; and the West Valley Demonstration Project in New York. The EM-TWS's review focused on the facilities being

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Information summary, Area of Concern: Grand Calumet River, Indiana. Final report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A 5-year study and demonstration project, Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediment (ARCS), emphasizes the removal of toxic pollutants from bottom sediments. Information from the ARCS program is to be used to guide the development of Remedial Action Plans (RAPs) for 42 identified Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs) as well as resource management plans. The AOCs are areas where serious impairment of beneficial uses of water or biota (drinking, swimming, fishing, navigation, etc) is known to exist, or where environmental quality criteria are exceeded to the point that such impairment is likely. Among the hazardous materials detected from sampling of sediments are heavy metals, pesticides, various chemicals and industrial wastes. Industrial land use, runoff from watersheds, landfills, waste disposal practices and ground water flow contributed to pollutants found in bottom sediments of rivers and waterways channels.

Simmers, J.W.; Lee, C.R.; Brandon, D.L.; Tatem, H.E.; Skogerboe, J.G.

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Retrospection of Chernobyl nuclear accident for decision analysis concerning remedial actions in Ukraine  

SciTech Connect

It is considered the efficacy of decisions concerning remedial actions when of-site radiological monitoring in the early and (or) in the intermediate phases was absent or was not informative. There are examples of such situations in the former Soviet Union where many people have been exposed: releases of radioactive materials from 'Krasnoyarsk-26' into Enisey River, releases of radioactive materials from 'Chelabinsk-65' (the Kishtim accident), nuclear tests at the Semipalatinsk Test Site, the Chernobyl nuclear accident etc. If monitoring in the early and (or) in the intermediate phases is absent the decisions concerning remedial actions are usually developed on the base of permanent monitoring. However decisions of this kind may be essentially erroneous. For these cases it is proposed to make retrospection of radiological data of the early and intermediate phases of nuclear accident and to project decisions concerning remedial actions on the base of both retrospective data and permanent monitoring data. In this Report the indicated problem is considered by the example of the Chernobyl accident for Ukraine. Their of-site radiological monitoring in the early and intermediate phases was unsatisfactory. In particular, the pasture-cow-milk monitoring had not been made. All official decisions concerning dose estimations had been made on the base of measurements of {sup 137}Cs in body (40 measurements in 135 days and 55 measurements in 229 days after the Chernobyl accident). For the retrospection of radiological data of the Chernobyl accident dynamic model has been developed. This model has structure similar to the structure of Pathway model and Farmland model. Parameters of the developed model have been identified for agricultural conditions of Russia and Ukraine. By means of this model dynamics of 20 radionuclides in pathways and dynamics of doses have been estimated for the early, intermediate and late phases of the Chernobyl accident. The main results are following: - During the first year after the Chernobyl accident 75-93% of Commitment Effective Dose had been formed; - During the first year after the Chernobyl accident 85-90% of damage from radiation exposure had been formed. During the next 50 years (the late phase of accident) only 10-15% of damage from radiation exposure will have been formed; - Remedial actions (agricultural remedial actions as most effective) in Ukraine are intended for reduction of the damage from consumption of production which is contaminated in the late phase of accident. I.e. agricultural remedial actions have been intended for minimization only 10 % of the total damage from radiation exposure; - Medical countermeasures can minimize radiation exposure damage by an order of magnitude greater than agricultural countermeasures. - Thus, retrospection of nuclear accident has essentially changed type of remedial actions and has given a chance to increase effectiveness of spending by an order of magnitude. This example illustrates that in order to optimize remedial actions it is required to use data of retrospection of nuclear accidents in all cases when monitoring in the early and (or) intermediate phases is unsatisfactory. (author)

Georgievskiy, Vladimir [Russian Research Center 'Kurchatov Insitute', Kurchatov Sq., 1, 123182 Moscow (Russian Federation)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Greenhouse Gas Concerns and Power Sector Planning (released in AEO2009)  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

Concerns about potential climate change driven by rising atmospheric concentrations of GHGs have grown over the past two decades, both domestically and abroad. In the United States, potential policies to limit or reduce GHG emissions are in various stages of development at the State, regional, and Federal levels. In addition to ongoing uncertainty with respect to future growth in energy demand and the costs of fuel, labor, and new plant construction, U.S. electric power companies must consider the effects of potential policy changes to limit or reduce GHG emissions that would significantly alter their planning and operating decisions. The possibility of such changes may already be affecting planning decisions for new generating capacity.

Information Center

2009-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

187

Sources of toxicity and exposure information for identifying chemicals of high concern to children  

SciTech Connect

Due to the large number of chemicals in commerce without adequate toxicity characterization data, coupled with an ineffective federal policy for chemical management in the United States, many states are grappling with the challenge to identify toxic chemicals that may pose a risk to human health and the environment. Specific populations (e.g., children, elderly) are particularly sensitive to these toxic chemicals. In 2008, the Children's Safe Product Act (CSPA) was passed in Washington State. The CSPA included specific requirements to identify High Priority Chemicals (HPCs) and Chemicals of High Concern to Children (CHCCs). To implement this legislation, a methodology was developed to identify HPCs from authoritative scientific and regulatory sources on the basis of toxicity criteria. Another set of chemicals of concern was then identified from authoritative sources, based on their potential exposure to children. Exposure potential was evaluated by identifying chemicals detected in biomonitoring studies (i.e., human tissues), as well as those present in residential exposure media (e.g., indoor air, house dust, drinking water, consumer products). Accordingly, CHCCs were defined as HPCs that also appear in biomonitoring studies or relevant exposure media. For chemicals with unique Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) numbers, we identified 2044 HPCs and 2219 chemicals with potential exposure to children, resulting in 476 CHCCs. The process of chemical identification is dynamic, so that chemicals may be added or subtracted as new information becomes available. Although beyond the scope of this paper, the 476 CHCCs will be prioritized in a more detailed assessment, based on the strength and weight of evidence of toxicity and exposure data. Our approach was developed to be flexible which allows the addition or removal of specific sources of toxicity or exposure information, as well as transparent to allow clear identification of inputs. Although the methodology was constrained by specific requirements in the CSPA, the intent of this work was to identify HPCs and CHCCs that might guide future regulatory actions and inform chemical management policies, aimed at protecting children's health.

Stone, Alex, E-mail: alst461@ecy.wa.go [Washington State Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600 (United States); Delistraty, Damon, E-mail: ddel461@ecy.wa.go [Washington State Department of Ecology, Spokane, WA 99205-1295 (United States)

2010-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

188

Environmental concerns and future oil and gas developments in Coastal Wetlands of Louisiana  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recent studies have confirmed that much oil and natural gas have been overlooked and increases in future recoverable reserves will come from drilling in these areas. Increased production will result from identifying unexploited compartmentalized reservoirs, new infield reservoirs, and bypassed reservoirs, and by using enhanced recovery technologies for hydrocarbon recovery in incompletely drained reservoirs previously left unproduced for economic reasons. Most of southern Louisiana's hydrocarbon reserves underlie coastal wetland areas of the state. Major environmental concerns associated with the future development of existing reserves are canal dredging and destruction of wildlife habitat, use and disposal of oil-based muds, mitigation for wetland damage, and the recent emerging issue of surface contamination by naturally occurring radioactive materials with potential liabilities and future remedial regulation. To reduce wetland environmental damage caused by access canals to drilling sites, the Coastal Management Division of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources instituted a geologic reviews program to review drilling permit application in the coastal wetlands. This process provides a mechanism for state and federal agencies to comment on the requested drilling permit. As a result of this process, the total average wetland disturbed area has been reduced from 767 ac per year in 1982 to approximately 76 ac per year in 1991. Average lengths of access canals also have been reduced by approximately 78% during the period. Oil and gas companies are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental consequences of drilling in wetlands and are considering them in planning for development activities. In the current climate of increasing public consciousness about the environment, addressing environmental concerns in the planning state will go a long way in helping alleviate future environmental problems.

John, C.J.; Harder, B.J.; Groat, C.G. (Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States))

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

189

Allegations Concerning Contracting for Services of Former Employees at Sandia National Laboratories, INS-L-13-04  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Allegations Concerning Contracting Allegations Concerning Contracting for Services of Former Employees at Sandia National Laboratories INS-L-13-04 March 2013 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 March 15, 2013 MEMORANDUM FOR THE MANAGER, SANDIA FIELD OFFICE, NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FROM: Sandra D. Bruce Assistant Inspector General for Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Allegations Concerning Contracting for Services of Former Employees at Sandia National Laboratories" BACKGROUND As part of the National Nuclear Security Administration, Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) is a multi-program national security laboratory managed and operated under a contract with

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FW Response to Notice of Inquire on Questions Concerning Technology Transfer Tractices at DOE Laboratories.txt - Notepad  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

esponse to Notice of Inquire on Questions Concerning Technology Transfer Tractices at DOE Laboratories. esponse to Notice of Inquire on Questions Concerning Technology Transfer Tractices at DOE Laboratories. From: Malozemoff, Alex [AMalozemoff@amsc.com] Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 4:09 PM To: GC-62 Cc: Ballard, Thomas B.; McGahn, Daniel Subject: FW: Response to Notice of Inquire on Questions Concerning Technology Transfer Tractices at DOE Laboratories > Response to Fed Register 73, no. 229, Nov. 26, 2008 Notices > > DOE Questions Concerning Technology Transfer Practices at DOE > Laboratories > > Answer by > > Dr. Alexis P. Malozemoff > Executive V. P. and Chief Technical Officer > American Superconductor > 64 Jackson Rd., Devens MA 01434 USA > ph: 978-842-3331 > cell: 508-243-9693 > amalozemoff@amsc.com > > 1. American Superconductor (AMSC), a leader in alternative energy

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ASHRAE/NIST Refrigerants Conference International concerns about the impact of refrigerants on climate change drive the  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ASHRAE/NIST Refrigerants Conference International concerns about the impact of refrigerants conference between ASHRAE and NIST. Supporting Organizations: NOTE: Registration closes Oct. 18 and includes conference proceedings, daily lunch and dinner Monday evening. ASHRAE Members: $425 Non

Fernández-Juricic, Esteban

192

Water use and supply concerns for utility-scale solar projects in the Southwestern United States.  

SciTech Connect

As large utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) facilities are currently being built and planned for locations in the U.S. with the greatest solar resource potential, an understanding of water use for construction and operations is needed as siting tends to target locations with low natural rainfall and where most existing freshwater is already appropriated. Using methods outlined by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to determine water used in designated solar energy zones (SEZs) for construction and operations&maintenance, an estimate of water used over the lifetime at the solar power plant is determined and applied to each watershed in six Southwestern states. Results indicate that that PV systems overall use little water, though construction usage is high compared to O&M water use over the lifetime of the facility. Also noted is a transition being made from wet cooled to dry cooled CSP facilities that will significantly reduce operational water use at these facilities. Using these water use factors, estimates of future water demand for current and planned solar development was made. In efforts to determine where water could be a limiting factor in solar energy development, water availability, cost, and projected future competing demands were mapped for the six Southwestern states. Ten watersheds, 9 in California, and one in New Mexico were identified as being of particular concern because of limited water availability.

Klise, Geoffrey Taylor; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Reno, Marissa Devan; Moreland, Barbara D.; Zemlick, Katie; Macknick, Jordan [National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden, CO

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Concerning mechanisms for the zebra pattern formation in the solar radio emission  

SciTech Connect

The nature of the zebra patterns in continuous type-IV solar radio bursts is discussed. The most comprehensively developed models of such patterns involve mechanisms based on the double plasma resonance and plasma wave-whistler interaction. Over the last five years, there have appeared a dozen papers concerning the refinement of the mechanism based on the double plasma resonance, because, in its initial formulation, this mechanism failed to describe many features of the zebra pattern. It is shown that the improved model of this mechanism with a power-law distribution function of hot electrons within the loss cone is inapplicable to the coronal plasma. In recent papers, the formation of the zebra pattern in the course of electromagnetic wave propagation through the solar corona was considered. In the present paper, all these models are estimated comparatively. An analysis of recent theories shows that any types of zebra patterns can form in the course of radio wave propagation in the corona, provided that there are plasma inhomogeneities of different scales on the wave path. The superfine structure of zebra stripes in the form of millisecond spikes with a strict period of {approx}30 ms can be attributed to the generation of continuous radio emission in the radio source itself, assuming that plasma inhomogeneities are formed by a finite-amplitude wave with the same period.

Laptukhov, A. I.; Chernov, G. P. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere, and Radio-Wave Propagation (Russian Federation)

2009-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

194

Information summary, Area of Concern: Buffalo River, New York. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) is carrying out a 5-year study and demonstration project, Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments (ARCS), with emphasis on removal of toxic pollutants from bottom sediments. Information from the ARCS program is to be used to guide development of Remedial Action Plans for 42 identified Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs). The AOCs are areas where serious impairment of beneficial uses of water or biota (drinking, swimming, fishing, navigation, etc.) is known to exist, or where environmental quality criteria are exceeded to the point that such impairment is likely. Priority consideration was given to five AOCs, including Buffalo River, N.Y. The WES Environmental Lab. reviewed existing data and information for each of these five AOCs. The approach used was to bring together WES scientists who have been conducting research on aspects of contaminant mobility in the aquatic environment to develop a list of information required to evaluate the potential for contaminant mobility. This report summarizes the information obtained for the Buffalo River. Topics include: Fish tissue concentrations, Groundwater, Land use, Metal contamination, Pesticides, Point and nonpoint source discharges, Risk assessment, Spills, Toxicity bioassay, and Water quality.

Lee, C.R.; Brandon, D.L.; Simmers, J.W.; Tatem, H.E.; Skogerbee, J.G.

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Information summary, Area of Concern: Saginaw River and Saginaw Bay. Final report, Aug-Dec 88  

SciTech Connect

A 5-year study and demonstration project, Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments (ARCS) was authorized, with emphasis on the removal of toxic pollutants from bottom sediments. Information from the ARCS program is to be used to guide the development of Remedial Action Plans (RAPs) for 42 identified great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOC) as well as Lake-wide Management Plans. The AOCs are areas where serious impairment of beneficial uses of water or biota (drinking, swimming, fishing, navigation, etc.) is known to exist, or where environmental quality criteria are exceeded to the point that such impairment is likely. Research was conducted on the various aspects of contaminant mobility in the aquatic environment. A list of information was developed to evaluate the potential for contaminant mobility. This report summarizes the information obtained for the Saginaw River and Saginaw Bay AOC in Michigan. Data tables include information on discharge, volume and migration of contaminants, sediment transport, oil spills, hazardous materials, superfund sites, bioassay data and biological data (i.e. fish, wildlife habitats, plankton, fish and endangered species).

Brandon, D.L.; Lee, C.R.; Simmers, J.W.; Tatem, H.E.; Skogerboe, J.G.

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

WIPP Sampling and Analysis Plan for Solid Waste Management Units and Areas of Concern.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) has been prepared to fulfill requirements of Module VII, Section VII.M.2 and Table VII.1, requirement 4 of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Hazardous Waste Permit, NM4890139088-TSDF (the Permit); (NMED [New Mexico Environment Department], 1999a). This SAP describes the approach for investigation of the Solid Waste Management Units (SWMU) and Areas of Concern (AOC) specified in the Permit. This SAP addresses the current Permit requirements for a RCRA Facility Investigation(RFI) investigation of SWMUs and AOCs. It uses the results of previous investigations performed at WIPP and expands the investigations as required by the Permit. As an alternative to the RFI specified in Module VII of the Permit, current NMED guidance identifies an Accelerated Corrective Action Approach (ACAA) that may be used for any SWMU or AOC (NMED, 1998). This accelerated approach is used to replace the standard RFI work plan and report sequence with a more flexible decision-making approach. The ACAA process allows a facility to exit the schedule of compliance contained in the facility's Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) permit module and proceed on an accelerated time frame. Thus, the ACAA process can beentered either before or after a RFI work plan. According to NMED's guidance, a facility can prepare a RFI work plan or SAP for any SWMU or AOC (NMED, 1998).

Washington TRU Solutions LLC

2000-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

197

Gas generation from low-level radioactive waste: Concerns for disposal  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste (ACNW) has urged the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to reexamine the topic of hydrogen gas generation from low-level radioactive waste (LLW) in closed spaces to ensure that the slow buildup of hydrogen from water-bearing wastes in sealed containers does not become a problem for long-term safe disposal. Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has prepared a report, summarized in this paper, for the NRC to respond to these concerns. The paper discusses the range of values for G(H{sub 2}) reported for materials of relevance to LLW disposal; most of these values are in the range of 0.1 to 0.6. Most studies of radiolytic hydrogen generation indicate a leveling off of pressurization, probably because of chemical kinetics involving, in many cases, the radiolysis of water within the waste. Even if no leveling off occurs, realistic gas leakage rates (indicating poor closure by gaskets on drums and liners) will result in adequate relief of pressure for radiolytic gas generation from the majority of commercial sector LLW packages. Biodegradative gas generation, however, could pose a pressurization hazard even at realistic gas leakage rates. Recommendations include passive vents on LLW containers (as already specified for high integrity containers) and upper limits to the G values and/or the specific activity of the LLW.

Siskind, B.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Gas generation from low-level radioactive waste: Concerns for disposal  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste (ACNW) has urged the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to reexamine the topic of hydrogen gas generation from low-level radioactive waste (LLW) in closed spaces to ensure that the slow buildup of hydrogen from water-bearing wastes in sealed containers does not become a problem for long-term safe disposal. Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has prepared a report, summarized in this paper, for the NRC to respond to these concerns. The paper discusses the range of values for G(H{sub 2}) reported for materials of relevance to LLW disposal; most of these values are in the range of 0.1 to 0.6. Most studies of radiolytic hydrogen generation indicate a leveling off of pressurization, probably because of chemical kinetics involving, in many cases, the radiolysis of water within the waste. Even if no leveling off occurs, realistic gas leakage rates (indicating poor closure by gaskets on drums and liners) will result in adequate relief of pressure for radiolytic gas generation from the majority of commercial sector LLW packages. Biodegradative gas generation, however, could pose a pressurization hazard even at realistic gas leakage rates. Recommendations include passive vents on LLW containers (as already specified for high integrity containers) and upper limits to the G values and/or the specific activity of the LLW.

Siskind, B.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

The Deepwater Horizon disaster and wetlands Statement from the Environmental Concerns Committee Society of Wetland Scientists  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Coastal wetlands are essential components of healthy and productive coastal fisheries, and nowhere within the lower 48 states has the critical linkage between wetlands and fisheries resources been more clearly demonstrated than in the Gulf Mexico (e.g., Chesney et al. 2000, Crain et al. 1979). Louisiana alone, for example, generates 30 % of the nation’s seafood production (Day et. al., 2005) and accounts for 40 % of the total wetlands in the conterminous United States (Richardson and Pahl 2006). The ongoing loss of wetland resources in the Gulf of Mexico and the potential economic and environmental costs, especially in Louisiana and Florida, is an issue of international concern. The impacts of the current oil spill are unknown but the potential for direct and indirect environmental damage to coastal ecosystem services are extraordinary. Both the oil and the activities used in the cleanup have the potential to adversely affect wetland flora and fauna. Thus far, most of the oil has remained offshore but reports of oil reaching the coast have been geographically extensive ranging from Florida to Louisiana. The potential geographic extent of the spill could result in the exposure of many types of coastal wetlands to oil, ranging from mangroves in Florida, Texas, Mexico and islands in the Caribbean basin to tidal freshwater wetlands along the Gulf Coast. Most wetlands that will potentially be exposed to oil are saline and brackish tidal wetlands, which are nursery

Dennis F. Whigham; Stephen W. Broome; Curtis J. Richardson; Robert L. Simpson; Loren M. Smith

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

The quest for greenhouse-constrained technologies amid other concerns for environment and energy  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As we approach the 21st century, sentiments run high in the US for improved air quality in our cities and for a more secure energy future, hopefully to be manifest in lesser dependence on foreign supplies of oil. These sentiments are reflected in intense political activity on both the federal and state levels to enact legislation that will help alleviate both problems. At the same time though, the recent emergence of awareness of a threat of global warming due to ever increasing emissions of greenhouse gases has only served as an additional complicating factor, one which has not been fully dealt with either socially or politically in the US. Much discussion and deliberation on the issue of the greenhouse effect is underway in the US and aimed at understanding the size of the problem as well as identifying options for solutions. This paper will review the recent political climate on issues of environment and energy and will include brief descriptions of the recent US Clean Air Act Amendments, the California Clean Air Act, the National Energy Strategy, and the Alternative Motor Fuels Act of 1988. These policies and programs form a backdrop for the additional and more recent challenges brought about by the issue of global warming. To integrate all of these concerns will require complex solutions. First an understanding and discussion of all the options must exist. It is that integration process that is currently underway in the US. The paper will also review the current understanding of greenhouse gas emissions as well as options for mitigating them, especially as related to the transportation sector. 15 refs., 13 figs., 6 tabs.

McGill, R.N.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WIPP Facility Work Plan for Solid Waste Management Units and Areas of Concern  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This 2002 Facility Work Plan (FWP) has been prepared as required by Module VII, Permit Condition VII.U.3 of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Hazardous Waste Facility Permit, NM4890139088-TSDF (the Permit) (New Mexico Environment Department [NMED], 1999a), and incorporates comments from the NMED received on December 6, 2000 (NMED, 2000a). This February 2002 FWP describes the programmatic facility-wide approach to future investigations at Solid Waste Management Units (SWMU) and Areas of Concern (AOC) specified in the Permit. The Permittees are evaluating data from previous investigations of the SWMUs and AOCs against the most recent guidance proposed by the NMED. Based on these data, and completion of the August 2001 sampling requested by the NMED, the Permittees expect that no further sampling will be required and that a request for No Further Action (NFA) at the SWMUs and AOCs will be submitted to the NMED. This FWP addresses the current Permit requirements. It uses the results of previous investigations performed at WIPP and expands the investigations as required by the Permit. As an alternative to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Facility Investigation (RFI) specified in Module VII of the Permit, current NMED guidance identifies an Accelerated Corrective Action Approach (ACAA) that may be used for any SWMU or AOC (NMED, 1998). This accelerated approach is used to replace the standard RFI Work Plan and Report sequence with a more flexible decision-making approach. The ACAA process allows a facility to exit the schedule of compliance contained in the facility's Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) permit module and proceed on an accelerated time frame. Thus, the ACAA processcan be entered either before or after an RFI Work Plan. According to the NMED's guidance, a facility can prepare an RFI Work Plan or Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) for any SWMU or AOC (NMED, 1998). Based on this guidance, a SAP constitutes an acceptable alternative to the RFI Work Plan specified in the Permit. The NMED accepted that the Permittees are using the ACAA in a letter dated April 20, 2000.

Washington TRU Solutions LLC

2002-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

202

WIPP Facility Work Plan for Solid Waste Management Units and Areas of Concern  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

his 2002 Facility Work Plan (FWP) has been prepared as required by Module VII,Permit Condition VII.U.3 of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Hazardous Waste Facility Permit, NM4890139088-TSDF (the Permit) (New Mexico Environment Department [NMED], 1999a), and incorporates comments from the NMED received onDecember 6, 2000 (NMED, 2000a). This February 2002 FWP describes the program-matic facility-wide approach to future investigations at Solid Waste Management Units (SWMU) and Areas of Concern (AOC) specified in the Permit. The Permittees are evaluating data from previous investigations of the SWMUs and AOCs against the mostrecent guidance proposed by the NMED. Based on these data, and completion of the August 2001 sampling requested by the NMED, the Permittees expect that no further sampling will be required and that a request for No Further Action (NFA) at the SWMUs and AOCs will be submitted to the NMED. This FWP addresses the current Permit requirements. It uses the results of previous investigations performed at WIPP and expands the investigations as required by the Permit. As an alternative to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)Facility Investigation (RFI) specified in Module VII of the Permit, current NMED guidance identifies an Accelerated Corrective Action Approach (ACAA) that may beused for any SWMU or AOC (NMED, 1998). This accelerated approach is used toreplace the standard RFI Work Plan and Report sequence with a more flexible decision-making approach. The ACAA process allows a facility to exit the schedule of compliance contained in the facility's Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) permit module and proceed on an accelerated time frame. Thus, the ACAA process can be entered either before or after an RFI Work Plan. According to the NMED's guidance, a facility can prepare an RFI Work Plan or Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) for any SWMU or AOC (NMED, 1998). Based on this guidance, a SAP constitutes an acceptable alternative to the RFI Work Plan specified in the Permit. The NMED accepted that the Permittees are using the ACAA in a letter dated April 20, 2000.

Washington TRU Solutions LLC

2002-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Alleged Ethical and Procurement Concerns at the Office of Nuclear Energy, INS-L-12-05  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Inspection Report Inspection Report Report RReReport Alleged Ethical and Procurement Concerns at the Office of Nuclear Energy INS-L-12-05 August 2012 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 August 16, 2012 MEMORANDUM FOR THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NUCLEAR ENERGY DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT AND ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT FROM: Sandra D. Bruce Assistant Inspector General for Inspections Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Inspection Report on "Alleged Ethical and Procurement Concerns at the Office of Nuclear Energy" BACKGROUND Approximately 80 percent of the Department of Energy's workforce is comprised of contractor

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COMPENDIUM: SURVEYS EVALUATING KNOWLEDGE AND OPINIONS CONCERNING HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This compendium updates a 2003 literature review of surveys of knowledge and opinions of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Its purpose is to ensure that results of comparable surveys are considered in surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Over twice as many studies related to the DOE survey have been published since 2003 than prior to that date. The fact that there have been significantly more studies implies that there have been further demonstration projects and/or increased interest in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The primary findings of these 15 new surveys, all of which were conducted in Europe (E) or North America (NA), to the DOE surveys are as follows: 1.Respondents who are more educated are more accepting of hydrogen technologies (NA). 2.Respondents who are more knowledgeable about hydrogen and/or fuel cells are more accepting of hydrogen technologies (E, NA). 3.When asked about issues of trust, respondents generally expressed distrust of the government or political parties but trusted scientists and environmental protection organizations (E). 4.Technical knowledge about hydrogen and fuel cell technologies is low (E, NA). 5.Respondents may express opinions about a technology even when they are lacking in knowledge of that technology (E). 6.Women and men have different priorities when deciding on an automobile purchase (E). 7.Public acceptance to hydrogen is vulnerable to perceptions of decreased safety (E, NA). 8.Public acceptance to hydrogen is vulnerable to perceptions of increased cost (E, NA). The DOE surveys are similar to surveys that examine technical knowledge of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, although the technical questions are certainly different. The DOE surveys are also similar to the opinion surveys in that they address many of the same issues, such as safety, sources of energy information, or trust. There are many differences between the surveys reviewed in this compendium and the DOE surveys. The information for many of the surveys is collected face-to-face or electronically; however, all of the DOE surveys are conducted via telephone interviews. Most of the surveys concentrated on a specific population group, while the DOE surveys addressed five different populations (general public, students, government agencies, end users, and safety and codes officials). No survey (except the DOE survey) conducted since 2003 surveyed students knowledge and opinions of hydrogen and fuel cells. Although several surveys have solicited opinions of users (e.g., passengers of fuel-cell vehicles), no surveys were conducted of end users (industrial users needing large power supplies, commercial users needing uninterrupted power, or transportation businesses). While the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has surveyed its membership concerning standards, the population of safety and codes officials has not been surveyed. The greatest impact and importance of the DOE surveys is that five distinct population groups are surveyed for both knowledge and opinions on hydrogen and fuel cells. Knowledge levels can be computed for each population group and can be compared across the populations and across time. Opinions can be compared with knowledge levels. A baseline of knowledge levels was derived using the results of the 2004 surveys; this baseline will be compared with the results of the knowledge evaluation for the surveys of 2008/2009 and 2011/2012. The DOE knowledge and opinion surveys are unique in coverage and purpose. It must be noted, however, that response rates for telephone surveys have decreased dramatically over time. Developments in survey methodology research will have to be followed over the next few years so that necessary adjustments are made in the 20112012 DOE hydrogen survey design, to account for cell-phone-only individuals as well as other changes in telephone usage demographics.

Truett, Lorena Faith [ORNL; Cooper, Christy [U.S. Department of Energy; Schmoyer, Richard L [ORNL

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Navigating computer science research through waves of privacy concerns: discussions among computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Computer Science research and practice are raising growing privacy concerns among the public and government. Computer technology's increasing ability to capture, organize, interpret and share data about individuals raises questions about what privacy ... Keywords: data mining, ethics, face recognition, institutional review board, personal assistants, privacy, privacy technology, surveillance

Latanya Sweeney

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INTRODUCTION Information retrieval is a wide, often loosely-defined term but in these pages I shall be concerned only  

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One INTRODUCTION Information retrieval is a wide, often loosely-defined term but in these pages I shall be concerned only with automatic information retrieval systems. Automatic as opposed to manual. In the context of information retrieval (IR), information, in the technical meaning given in Shannon's theory

Jose, Joemon M.

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Averting Our Eyes E-mails received regarding the letter from the National Mining Association CEO and my  

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peak production of both oil a burn all of the fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal and unconventional fossil fuels such as tar shale and tar in the air today is due about 50% to coal, 35% to oil and 15% to gas. The annual increments for the past few

Hansen, James E.

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Record of Decision for the Final EIS on Proposed Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy Concerning Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

5091 5091 Friday May 17, 1996 Part IV Department of Energy Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement on a Proposed Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy Concerning Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel; Notice 25092 Federal Register / Vol. 61, No. 97 / Friday, May 17, 1996 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement on a Proposed Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy Concerning Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel AGENCY: Department of Energy. ACTION: Record of decision. SUMMARY: DOE, in consultation with the Department of State, has decided to implement a new foreign research reactor spent fuel acceptance policy as specified in the Preferred Alternative contained in the Final Environmental Impact Statement on a Proposed

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GAO-05-190 Equal Employment Opportunity: Information on Personnel Actions, Employee Concerns, and Oversight at Six DOE Laboratories  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Chair, Subcommittee on Chair, Subcommittee on Energy, Committee on Science, House of Representatives February 2005 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Information on Personnel Actions, Employee Concerns, and Oversight at Six DOE Laboratories GAO-05-190 What GAO Found United States Government Accountability Office Why GAO Did This Study Highlights Accountability Integrity Reliability www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-05-190. To view the full product, including the scope and methodology, click on the link above. For more information, contact Robin Nazzaro, (202) 512-3841, nazzaror@gao.gov. Highlights of GAO-05-190, a report to the Chair, Subcommittee on Energy, Committee on Science, House of Representatives February 2005 EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Information on Personnel Actions, Employee Concerns, and Oversight at Six

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The Role of Demand Response in Default Service Pricing  

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information on the number of customers and amount of loadthe exception of a small number of customers with onsitenumber of potentially significant indirect impacts. Because some customers

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Neenan, Bernie

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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default: paper LATEX = latex TEXS = paper.tex PAPER = paper ...  

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... $(PAPER).clean: clean: touch paper.dvi paper.log paper.aux paper.ps paper. bbl paper.blg /bin/rm -f $(PAPER).dvi $(PAPER).log $(PAPER).aux $(PAPER).ps  ...

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The Role of Demand Response in Default Service Pricing  

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every five minutes. The hourly PJM real time market price iscomposite five-minute prices. PJM also administers a day-and Pennsylvania use the PJM real-time market as the basis

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Neenan, Bernie

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of Demand Response in Default Service Pricing  

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and Pennsylvania use the PJM real-time spot market price tosince the hourly real-time PJM prices are not known untilfive minutes. The hourly PJM price is a weighted average of

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Chuck; Neenan, Bernie

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of Demand Response in Default Service Pricing  

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LBNL-57661: August 2005. Real-time prices are set every fiveThe hourly PJM real time market price is a weighted averageto estimate real time market prices. New Jersey utilities

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Neenan, Bernie

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of Demand Response in Default Service Pricing  

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infrastructure has also a Real-time prices are set everysince the hourly real-time PJM prices are not known untilCommodity Charge Real-time market price Applicable Customer

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Chuck; Neenan, Bernie

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of Demand Response in Default Service Pricing  

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day-ahead energy market, which publishes hourly prices by 4:energy market, to which customers can refer to estimate real time market prices.energy market provide customers with a more compelling incentive for price

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Neenan, Bernie

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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600 HCN RT zaxis Probe Default Parameters Tuning for Ubiquitin  

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with pwD90 of 250 usec) o H2dpwr3D = xxxx o H2dmf3D = xxxx · Amplifier compressions o compH = 1.00 o

Oliver, Douglas L.

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500 HCN RT zaxis Probe Default Parameters Tuning for Ubiquitin  

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(assumes garp1 or waltz with pwD90 of 250 usec) o H2dpwr3D = 43 dB o H2dmf3D = 4000 o H2dseq3D = 'garp1

Oliver, Douglas L.

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500 HCN Cold Probe Default Parameters Tuning for Ubiquitin  

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or waltz with pwD90 of 250 usec) o H2dpwr3D = 42 o H2dmf3D = 4000 o H2pw90(CH4) = 102.1 at 49 dB o H2

Oliver, Douglas L.

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Bottling Electricity: Storage as a Strategic Tool for Managing Variability and Capacity Concerns in the Modern Grid  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ELECTRICITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MISSION The mission of the Electricity Advisory Committee is to provide advice to the U.S. Department of Energy in implementing the Energy Policy Act of 2005, executing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and modernizing the nation's electricity delivery infrastructure. ELECTRICITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE GOALS The goals of the Electricity Advisory Committee are to provide advice on: * Electricity policy issues pertaining to the U.S. Department of Energy * Recommendations concerning U.S. Department of Energy electricity programs and initiatives * Issues related to current and future capacity of the electricity delivery system (generation, transmission, and distribution, regionally and nationally)

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NIST 130 Gasoline Concerns  

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... 2004 – Added Motor Oil, ATF ... 2.1 Gasoline and Gasoline-Oxygenate Blends ... Specification for Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel,” except that ...

2011-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

222

Generic (Structural) Concerns  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Table 1   Major environmental legislation in the United States...of hazardous waste Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation,

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Illness and Injury Concerns  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Emergencies and Injuries. Minor injuries will be treated with first aid. ... In the case of a severe injury or medical emergency: ...

2011-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Preferences and concerns of potential users in the selection of solar thermal systems for industrial and small utility applications  

SciTech Connect

To achieve widespready application in the industrial and utility sectors, solar systems must be economically competitive. Economic viability is, in turn, determined by a number of supporting criteria, ranging from system reliability to dispatch characteristics to how the system supports the main product line. In addition, solar systems possess some inherent attributes that may render some of the traditional supporting criteria inappropriate or require their redefinition. Those criteria and their relation to the solar investments are discussed in three steps. First, the main concerns and preferences of the potential users, as identified in recent SERI studies, are identified. Second, the equitability of the resulting decision criteria for solar investments are examined. Finally, the implications of these criteria for solar energy's penetration into these markets are discussed.

Gresham, J.B.; Kriz, T.A.

1981-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary study of the potential environmental concerns associated with surface waters and geothermal development of the Valles Caldera  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A preliminary evaluation is presented of possible and probable problems that may be associated with hydrothermal development of the Valles Caldera Known Geothermal Resource Area (KGRA), with specific reference to surface waters. Because of the history of geothermal development and its associated environmental impacts, this preliminary evaluation indicates the Valles Caldera KGRA will be subject to these concerns. Although the exact nature and size of any problem that may occur is not predictable, the baseline data accumulated so far have delineated existing conditions in the streams of the Valles Caldera KGRA. Continued monitoring will be necessary with the development of geothermal resources. Further studies are also needed to establish guidelines for geothermal effluents and emissions.

Langhorst, G.J.

1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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hllGRATOKY NONGAME IllHDS OF IMANAGEMENT CONCERN IN T I E NOXTIIEhST 1 GULL-BILLED TERN  

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hllGRATOKY NONGAME IllHDS OF IMANAGEMENT CONCERN IN T I E NOXTIIEhST 1 GULL-BILLED TERN Sterna, or peach colored, with darker down on the dorsal surfaces. Young usually have nvo dorsal stripes

Duffy, David Cameron

227

Environmental, health, safety, and socioeconomic concerns associated with oil recovery from US tar-sand deposits: state-of-knowledge  

SciTech Connect

Tar-sand petroleum-extraction procedures undergoing field testing for possible commercial application in the US include both surface (above-ground) and in situ (underground) procedures. The surface tar-sand systems currently being field tested in the US are thermal decomposition processes (retorting), and suspension methods (solvent extraction). Underground bitumen extraction procedures that are also being field tested domestically are in situ combustion and steam-injection. Environmental, health, safety, and socioeconomic concerns associated with construction and operation of 20,000-bbl/d commercial tar-sand surface and in situ facilities have been estimated and are summarized in this report. The principal regulations that commercial tar-sand facilities will need to address are also discussed, and environmental control technologies are summarized and wherever possible, projected costs of emission controls are stated. Finally, the likelihood-of-occurrence of potential environmental, health, and safety problems that have been determined are reviewed, and from this information inference is made as to the environmental acceptability of technologically feasible 20,000-bbl/d commercial tar-sand oil-extraction procedures.

Daniels, J.I.; Anspaugh, L.R.; Ricker, Y.E.

1982-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Review and analysis of oil shale technologies. Volume I. Oil shale deposits, mining methods, and environmental concerns  

SciTech Connect

This volume describes and discusses oil shale deposits of the U.S., applicable methods for mining the shale, and the environmental concerns associated with oil shale technologies. Mining is required to supply shale to the retorts of aboveground processes. The majority of oil shale mining is expected to be by the underground room-and-pillar method. Surface mining (i.e., open pit mining) may also be used to supply material for surface retorts and may be appropriate for up to 15 to 20% of the oil shale resources. Principal environmental issues unique to true and modified in situ oil shale processing include disposal of retort water and drill cuttings, migration of fluids during and after in situ processing, surface thermal changes, and hazardous materials that may be leached from spent shale. Other site-specific problems of in situ processing include off-gas emissions, fugitive dust generation, land disturbance, and water usage. The environmental issues are similar for oil shale surface processes, except for surface thermal changes. The degree of impact, however, is expected greater than that for either the true or the modified in situ process.

Jee, C.K.; White, J.D.; Bhatia, S.K.; Nicholson, D.

1977-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supplemnental Volume - Independent Oversight Assessment of the Nuclear Safety Culture and Management of Nuclear Safety Concerns at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, January 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Volume Volume Independent Oversight Assessment of Nuclear Safety Culture and Management of Nuclear Safety Concerns at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant January 2012 Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Office of Health, Safety and Security HSS i Independent Oversight Assessment of Safety Culture and Management of Nuclear Safety Concerns at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Supplemental Volume Table of Contents Foreword ...................................................................................................................................................... iii Acronyms ...................................................................................................................................................... v

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Chemical and mineralogical concerns for the use of man-made materials in the post-emplacement environment  

SciTech Connect

In a radioactive waste repository, materials will be introduced for a variety of reasons. Some materials such as metals, bonding agents, and concrete will serve as active parts of the designed engineered barrier system (EBS). Other materials will be introduced to serve a number of purposes that include any or all of the following: surveillance (thermocouples, gauges), construction and operation (drilling rigs, roadbeds, exhaust fumes, chemical toilets, concrete, grout, rebar), lubrication (petroleum-based products, rope dressing) and other functions. Water chemistry will directly affect the corrosion of containers, the dissolution of spent fuel and waste glass and the concentration of dissolved or suspended radionuclides in water that exits breached containers. To predict the water quality requires a knowledge of the dissolution kinetics of the phases present in man-made materials, and the precipitation kinetics of product phases. The chemical evolution of man-made materials of interest to the Yucca Mountain project are by and large not presently known. Prediction of the long-term behavior (10,000 years) required of the modeling efforts is an additional layer of complexity that is not addressed by current models of water chemistry. Man-made modifications to the environment may significantly alter the thermal, chemical and radionuclide transportation attributes of the natural environment that are presently being considered in order to determine a waste package design. The specific chemical concerns addressed here are: solubility and stability of solid phases; liquid and gas phase stability; long term effects; radiolysis effects; colloids; and interactions between man-made material, rock, and J-13 or concentrated J-13 water. The report concludes with recommendations.

Meike, A.

1993-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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ealth physics is concerned with protecting people from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation while allowing its beneficial use in medicine, science,  

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, particularly from medical exposures and from the atomic-bomb ex- posures in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. DuringH ealth physics is concerned with protecting people from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation effects such as cancer that had been observed in populations of people receiv- ing high doses

Massey, Thomas N.

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n South Asia scientists are concerned about the future of the monsoon: will it continue to exist in its present form, and if so,  

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I n South Asia scientists are concerned about the future of the monsoon: will it continue to exist of the Asian summer monsoon under future, warmer, planetary conditions. Our research shows that the people also see wider variations, leading to more floods and droughts. The Asian monsoon, like the West

Brierley, Andrew

233

Greener Solvent Selection and Solvent Recycling for CO2 Capture Economically removing CO2 from the flue gases of coal-fired power plants would alleviate concerns  

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the flue gases of coal-fired power plants would alleviate concerns about their contribution to global of candidate solvents and solvent blends is very large, a purely experimental search is impossible. In recent and solvent blends and a new and efficient multiobjective optimization (MOP) framework under uncertainty[4

Ben-Arie, Jezekiel

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Independent Oversight Assessment of the Nuclear Safety Culture and Management of Nuclear Safety Concerns at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, January 2012  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Safety and Security HSS Independent Oversight Assessment of Nuclear Safety Culture and Management of Nuclear Safety Concerns at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant January 2012 Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Enforcement and Oversight Abbreviations Used in this Report i Executive Summary iii Recommendations xi 1.0 Introduction 1 1.1 Background 2 1.2 Scope and Methodology 6 2.0 Current Safety Culture 9 2.1 Background 9 2.2 Scope and Methods 10 2.3 ORP (including DOE-WTP) 11 2.4 BNI 11 2.5 WTP Project 12 3.0 ORP Management of Safety Concerns 15 3.1 Corrective Actions for the 2010 HSS Review 15 3.2 Processes for Managing Issues 16

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Independent Oversight Assessment of the Nuclear Safety Culture and Management of Nuclear Safety Concerns at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, January 2012  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Safety and Security HSS Independent Oversight Assessment of Nuclear Safety Culture and Management of Nuclear Safety Concerns at the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant January 2012 Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Enforcement and Oversight Abbreviations Used in this Report i Executive Summary iii Recommendations xi 1.0 Introduction 1 1.1 Background 2 1.2 Scope and Methodology 6 2.0 Current Safety Culture 9 2.1 Background 9 2.2 Scope and Methods 10 2.3 ORP (including DOE-WTP) 11 2.4 BNI 11 2.5 WTP Project 12 3.0 ORP Management of Safety Concerns 15 3.1 Corrective Actions for the 2010 HSS Review 15 3.2 Processes for Managing Issues 16

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Site Visit Report - Independent Oversight Review of Work Planning/Execution and the Employee Concerns Program at Paducah, March 20105-10.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1 1 Site Visit Report - Review of Work Planning/Execution and the Employee Concerns Program at Paducah - March 2010 This report documents the results of a review activity performed by the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) in support of the Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM). The purpose of the review was to support EM management efforts to resolve issues and enhance planned corrective actions for worker safety concerns expressed by several safety professionals at the Paducah Plant. The review was conducted by the Office of Health Safety and Security with an EM observer during the week of February 8, 2010. Observations and recommendations resulting from this review were discussed with representatives of EM's Environmental Management Safety

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August 3, 2011, Board letter forwarding public comments concerning Recommendation 2011-1, Safety Culture at the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant  

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S. W S. W i n o h , C h a i n ~ ~ a ~ ~ DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES Icssie H. Roberson, Vice Chairmall SAFETY BOARD Jofm E. Mansfield Waslhgton, DC 20004-2901 Joseph F. Bader August 3,201 1 The Honorable Steven Chu Secretary of Energy U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20585-1000 Dear Secretary Chu: Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 6 2286d(a), the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Board) published Recommendation 201 1-1, Safety Cultlcl-e at the Waste Trentineitt aiid I~nmzobilizatio~i Pinlit, in the Federal Register and invited comments, data, views, or argutnents concerning the Recomtnendation frotn interested persons by July 20, 2011. The enclosed comments concerning Recommendation 201 1-1 have been received by the Board and made available to the public on the Board's internet web site, As required by 42

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Selection of a discount rate for use in NRC regulatory analyses and application of discount rates to future averted health effects  

SciTech Connect

The principal objective of this report is to provide background information and recommendations on the use of discount rates in the regulatory analysis process. The report focuses on two issues selecting the appropriate discount rate or rates to use when conducting a regulatory analysis, and applying the selected discount rate to future health-related benefits estimated to result from alternative regulatory actions.

Paananen, O.H.; Hendrickson, P.L.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Current NRC Perspectives Concerning PWSCC  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, Materials currently used in nuclear power plants are reliable and are ... This paper provides a historical assessment of operating experience ... Crack Growth Rates of Irradiated Commercial Stainless Steels in BWR and PWR

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A current concern. [Electromagnetic fields  

SciTech Connect

This article examines the risk to homeowners of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). Studies that link EMF to cancer are described and recommendations are given for prudent avoidance. Appliance manufacturers claim to have found no economically feasible way to shield emissions. Meanwhile the EPA's health effects research in this area has been suspended because of budgetary constraints.

Brinckerhoff, S.

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prediction of spontaneous heating susceptibility of Indian coals using fuzzy logic and artificial neural network models  

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Coal mine fires due to spontaneous heating are a major concern worldwide. Most of these fires could be averted if suitable preventive measures are taken. Since the spontaneous heating potential of all types of coals are not the same, its accurate prediction ... Keywords: Artificial neural network, Coal, Crossing point temperature, Fuzzy expert system, Spontaneous heating, Sugeno model

H. B. Sahu; S. Padhee; S. S. Mahapatra

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Education about environmental issues, conservation, and management: a study of form four secondary school pupils' concerns about environmental issues in Kenya  

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The purpose of this study is threefold: first, to develop and administer a questionnaire designed to determine Kenyan students' concerns about environmental issues; second to investigate the primary environmental factors facing the country; and finally, to utilize the findings of the study to develop a conceptual framework for environmental education in Kenya. To develop an environmental education framework for Kenya, baseline data was obtained from a survey of Form IV secondary school students' concerns about environmental issues. A split-half technique was used to establish the reliability of the questionnaire. Factor analysis was used to test the construct validity of the questionnaire and as a data reduction method. This technique resulted in reducing the 81 items developed for the study to eight Factor as follows: (F1) Land use and health stresses; (F2) Community environmental risks; (F3) National environmental problems; (F4) Careless land use practices at community level; (F5) Socioeconomic elements; (F6) Sources of environmental information; (F7) Careless land use at national level; and (F8) Primary population pressures. Results are presented briefly.

Maghenda, W.M.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Why has Greece not defaulted, yet? - A macroeconomic and historical institutionalist perspective on why Greece has not followed in Argentine footsteps and defaulted.  

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??This projects sets out to explore the reasons why Greece, in the light of the current sovereign debt crisis, has not done as Argentina did… (more)

Dalgaard Steffensen, Ida

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

Public Comments on the proposed 10 CFR Part 51 rule for renewal of nuclear power plant operating licenses and supporting documents: Review of concerns and NRC staff response. Appendices  

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This volume contains several appendices. Appendix A contains the list of individuals and organizations providing comments at various stages of the rulemaking process. The names of commenters at the public meetings are listed in the order that they spoke at the meeting; those who submitted written comments are listed by docket number. Appendix B contains the summaries of comments made. Each comment summary is identified by a unique comment number. Appendix C presents the concerns and NRC staff responses. Each concern embodies one or more comments on similar or related issues. The associated comment numbers are referenced for each concern. The concerns are organized by topic areas. A three-letter identifier for the topic, followed by a number, is assigned to each concern.

NONE

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Industrial Hygiene Surveillance of the Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC Industrial Hygiene Program Strategy and Implementation of the Hanford Concerns Council Recommendations, October 2011  

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ORP-2011-10-26 ORP-2011-10-26 Site: Hanford (Office of River Protection) Subject: Office of Enforcement and Oversight's Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Activity Report for the Industrial Hygiene Surveillance of the Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC Industrial Hygiene Program Strategy and Implementation of the Hanford Concerns Council Recommendations Dates of Activity : 08/16-25/2011 (Field) Final Report 10/26/2011 Report Preparer: Jim Lockridge, Certified Industrial Hygienist Activity Description/Purpose: Staff from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), in coordination with the Office of River Protection (ORP), reviewed the status and programmatic health

246

A synthesis of ethnohistorical materials concerning the administration of Federal Indian policy among the Yakima, Umatilla, and Nez Perce Indian people: Working draft  

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For the purposes of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakima Indian Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and the Nez Perce Tribe have been accorded the status of ''Affected Indian Tribe'' and have become party to the proceedings to determine a suitable location for the nation's first commercial waste repository. Each of the Tribes has expressed concerns about the suitability of the Hanford Site in eastern Washington. These concerns, in general, address the proposed repository's effects on traditional spiritual beliefs and cultural practices, on tribal sovereignty and the Tribes' right to self-government, on the natural resources under tribal management jurisdiction, and on the health and socioeconomic characteristics of the Tribes' reservation communities. The Yakima, Umatilla, and Nez Perce have distinctive cultural traditions that may be adversely affected by activities related to the Basalt Waste Isolation Project (BWIP). Further, the Tribes enjoy a unique relationship with the federal government. Because of their distinctive cultures and governmental status, particular attention will be paid to expressed interests of the Tribes, and to ways in which these interests may be affected by the repository program. Monitoring is needed to describe current conditions among the Affected Tribes' populations, to describe BWIP site characterization activities affecting the Tribes, and to measure any changes in these conditions that may occur as a direct result of site characterization. This paper reports our first efforts at gathering historical information. It summarizes materials contained in two sources: the reports of field agents to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs (1854-1936), and the dockets of the Indian Claims Commission. 24 refs., 3 figs.

Liebow, E.B.; Younger, C.A.; Broyles, J.A.

1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Evaluation of Shear Strength Threshold of Concern for Retrieval of Interim-Stored K-Basin Sludge in the Hanford Site  

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K-Basin sludge will be recovered into the Sludge Transport and Storage Containers (STSCs) and will be stored in the T Plant for interim storage (at least 10 years). Long-term sludge storage tests conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory show that high uranium content K Basin sludge can self-cement and form a strong sludge with a bulk shear strength of up to 65 kPa. Some of this sludge has "paste" and "chunks" with shear strengths of approximately 3~5 kPa and 380 ~ 770 kPa, respectively. High uranium content sludge samples subjected to hydrothermal testing (e.g., 185°C, 10 h) have been observed to form agglomerates with a shear strength up to 170 kPa. After interim storage at T Plant, the sludge in the STSCs will be mobilized by water jets impinging the sludge. The objective of the evaluation was to determine the range of sludge shear strength for which there is high confidence that a water-jet retrieval system can mobilize stored K-Basin sludge from STSCs. The shear strength at which the sludge can be retrieved is defined as the "shear strength threshold of concern." If the sludge shear strength is greater than the value of the shear strength threshold of concern, a water-jet retrieval system will be unlikely to mobilize the sludge up to the container’s walls. The shear strength threshold of concern can be compared with the range of possible shear strengths of K-Basin stored sludge to determine if the current post interim-storage, water-jet retrieval method is adequate. Fourteen effective cleaning radius (ECR) models were reviewed, and their validity was examined by applying them to Hanford 241-SY-101 and 241-AZ-101 Tanks to reproduce the measured ECR produced by the mixer pumps. The validation test identified that the Powell-3 and Crowe-2 ECR models are more accurate than other ECR models reviewed. These ECR models were used to address a question as to whether the effective cleaning radius of a water jet is sufficient or if it can be readily expanded to cover the range of possible shear strengths. These results will assist CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) to establish the technical basis of the feasibility of the sludge retrieval and storage plan and to develop an adequate water jet system to retrieve the stored K-Basin sludge in the STSCs. The STSCs are 2:1 elliptical-head vessels, 58 inches in diameter and 105 inches tall. Each STSC will contain 0.5 to 2.1 m3 of settled sludge with the specific loading dependent upon sludge type.

Onishi, Yasuo; Yokuda, Satoru T.; Schmidt, Andrew J.

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Concerning the Actions Japan Should Take for the Expansion of Nuclear Energy Use in the World as a Measure against Global Warming  

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2005, in which, a portfolio of actions for developing safe and secure nuclear energy across three different time frames; near-term, medium-term and long-term are presented under the recognition that such development does and will contribute to global energy security, while simultaneously addressing the climate change challenge. In recent days, due to steady increase in the primary energy consumption worldwide, energy security is becoming a major global concern. Simultaneously, it has been recognized that a major reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions is required to combat climate change. In May 2007, Japanese government presented to the world an initiative to address global warming entitled "Invitation to Cool Earth 50, ” under which a target of cutting global emission of greenhouse-gases by 50 % from the current level by the year 2050 was proposed. In the Heiligendamm G8 summit 2007 declaration, “Growth and Responsibility in the World Economy, ” it is mentioned that the decisions made by European Union, Canada and Japan which include at least a halving of global emissions of greenhouse-gases by 2050 will be considered seriously in setting a global goal for emissions reductions. Considering such circumstances, AEC set up in June 2007, Round-table Conference on the

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2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

https://spteams1.pnl.gov/sites/RMTaM/default.aspx  

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Site: Site: STATEMENT OF PURPOSE Improve risk management on DOE projects through the use of processes, tools, and methods developed and shared within the DOE user community by:  Voluntarily sharing user-developed-risk management tools and methods to reduce development costs, bring consistency, and improve upon the quality and application of risk management program for DOE projects and programs.  Sharing information and techniques on use of commercially-available risk management tools to improve performance of these tools for DOE applications.  Serving as the corporate source for information on risk tools and methods in DOE. Membership: DOE project and program risk management user community (federal and contractors engaged on DOE project and

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Home | Recommend Us | Contact us | Make NK your default homepage TOP NEWS BREAKING NEWS  

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Boer, Alexandra Mahasky, Rebecca Byrne and Chelsea & Julia Semeraro for qualifying for states. Good luck girls! We and the handlers have learned so much! On April 27th, we did our County Presentations. We presented topics that we Chelsea Semeraro will be graduating Sunday June 3rd, from Villa Walsh Academy of Morristown, NJ. She

Espinosa, Horacio D.

251

http://hq.na.gov/default.aspx?L=ITEM&ITEM=17500&CA=30&OT=101...  

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Advanced Simulation & Computing (ASC) Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20) Nuclear Cities Initiative (NCI) DOE Sites DOE Callup Directory Energy.Gov Simulation in...

252

Striatal dopamine influences the default mode network to affect shifting between object features  

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Cognitive flexibility or the ability to change behavior in response to external cues is conceptualized as two processes: one for shifting between perceptual features of objects and another for shifting between the abstract rules governing the selection ...

Linh C. Dang; Aneesh Donde; Cindee Madison; James P. O'Neil; William J. Jagust

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

https://spteams1.pnl.gov/sites/RMTaM/default.aspx | Department...  

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& Publications OI FAB for EP Detail US Department of Energy Office of the Chief Information Officer Webinar Presentation: Energy Storage Solutions for Microgrids (November 2012)...

254

Primary care practices by default or by design : case study of a physician  

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Dr. Meaford, a prominent internist in a PMO ambulatory unit says that he is overwhelmed by his medical practice. He attributes the state of being overwhelmed to the fact that he is unable to implement systems of support ...

Harrop, Verlé M. (Verlé Margaret), 1952-

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

ABX.HE Indexed Credit Default Swaps and the Valuation of Subprime MBS  

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Structure Asset Security Corp. Soundview Home Equity LoanStructure Asset Security Corp. Soundview Home Equity LoanStructure Asset Security Corp. Soundview Home Equity Loan

Stanton, Richard; Wallace, Nancy E.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Hopper OS upgrade and new SW set to default next Wed, Feb 27  

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parallel-netcdf1.3.1 -- perftools6.0.1 -- papi5.0.1 -- atp1.6.0 -- stat1.2.1.3 -- javajdk1.7.007 -- xt-asyncpe5.16 The availability of the above software versions were...

257

Failure to deactivate the default mode network indicates a possible endophenotype of autism  

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task. Methods Participants We studied 40 adolescents (12 to 18 years old) with an aut- ism spectrum condition (ASC) diagnosed with either aut- ism or Asperger syndrome (AS), 40 unaffected siblings and 40 typically developing controls. All ASC... (ADOS-G) [11]. Recruitment of this cohort was as previously described [7]. All siblings and controls scored below threshold on a screening tool for ASC, the Social Communication Ques- tionnaire (SCQ) [12]. All siblings were full biological sib- lings...

Spencer, Michael D; Chura, Lindsay R; Holt, Rosemary J; Suckling, John; Calder, Andrew J; Bullmore, Edward T; Baron-Cohen, Simon

2012-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

258

Public comments on the proposed 10 CFR Part 51 rule for renewal of nuclear power plant operating licenses and supporting documents: Review of concerns and NRC staff response. Volume 1  

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This report documents the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff review of public comments provided in response to the NRC`s proposed amendments to 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 51, which establish new requirements for the environmental review of applications for the renewal of operating licenses of nuclear power plants. The public comments include those submitted in writing, as well as those provided at public meetings that were held with other Federal agencies, State agencies, nuclear industry representatives, public interest groups, and the general public. This report also contains the NRC staff response to the various concerns raised, and highlights the changes made to the final rule and the supporting documents in response to these concerns.

NONE

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

NIST Atomic Form Factors: Concerns with standard ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... pair production cross-section in the nuclear field (? n ... upon angle (in f 0 ) and energy (in f ... All general theories make the isolated atom approximation ...

260

Radiation effects concerns at a spallation source  

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Materials used at spallation neutron sources are exposed to energetic particle and photon radiation. Mechanical and physical properties of these materials are altered; radiation damage on the atomic scale leads to radiation effects on the macroscopic scale. Most notable among mechanical-property radiation effects in metals and metal alloys are changes in tensile strength and ductility, changes in rupture strength, dimensional stability and volumetric swelling, and dimensional changes due to stress-induced creep. Physical properties such as electrical resistivity also are altered. The fission-reactor community has accumulated a good deal of data on material radiation effects. However, when the incident particle energy exceeds 50 MeV or so, a new form of radiation damage ensues; spallation reactions lead to more energetic atom recoils and the subsequent temporal and spatial distribution of point defects is much different from that due to a fission-reactor environment. In addition, spallation reactions cause atomic transmutations with these new atoms representing an impurity in the metal. The higher-energy case is of interest at spallation sources; limited detailed data exist for material performance in this environment. 35 refs., 13 figs., 1 tab.

Sommer, W.F.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Report on a workshop concerning code validation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The design of wind turbine components is becoming more critical as turbines become lighter and more dynamically active. Computer codes that will reliably predict turbine dynamic response are, therefore, more necessary than before. However, predicting the dynamic response of very slender rotating structures that operate in turbulent winds is not a simple matter. Even so, codes for this purpose have been developed and tested in North America and in Europe, and it is important to disseminate information on this subject. The purpose of this workshop was to allow those involved in the wind energy industry in the US to assess the progress invalidation of the codes most commonly used for structural/aero-elastic wind turbine simulation. The theme of the workshop was, ``How do we know it`s right``? This was the question that participants were encouraged to ask themselves throughout the meeting in order to avoid the temptation of presenting information in a less-than-critical atmosphere. Other questions posed at the meeting are: What is the proof that the codes used can truthfully represent the field data? At what steps were the codes tested against known solutions, or against reliable field data? How should the designer or user validate results? What computer resources are needed? How do codes being used in Europe compare with those used in the US? How does the code used affect industry certification? What can be expected in the future?

NONE

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Roadmap Report Concerning the Use of  

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anwendbare kostengünstige Lösungen für zukünftige Generationen von Lithium-Ionen-Batterien und elektrischen aufzunehmen. So konnte in Vorversuchen ein Effekt gefunden werden, der die erstma- lige Befüllung von Lithium Produktion von Lithium-Ionen-Zellen signalisiert, sich an der Entwicklung der Ausrüstung einer

Mosegaard, Klaus

263

Concerning the searches for Higgs bosons  

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The great successes achieved by the Standard Model(SM) lead us to believe the existence of the Higgs particle. On the other hand, there are many evidences indicate that some unknown dark matter particle must exist in our universe. To identify the Higgs boson as the dark matter particle is difficult in the present SM, the challenge is: the Higgs particle is unstable while the dark matter particle is stable. A solution of this problem is proposed in this paper. We will describe a model in which almost all the predictions made by the present SM remain unchanged but leave two neutral stable Higgs particles, which may be the dark matter particle. Some possible experimental tests of Higgs particle are also suggested in this paper.

Xian-Qiao Yu

2010-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

264

Experiments Concerning Variability among Subjective Analyses  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The variability of subjective (hand) analyses is explored by examining the results of two synoptic laboratory experiments. Two groups of analysts participated in the first experiment, one consisting of 13 senior meteorology students (1977), the ...

Dayton G. Vincent; Herbert Borenstein

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Safe Operating Procedure CHEMICALS OF CONCERN  

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of the mixture into a natural gas processing plant or a petroleum refining process unit. Naturally occurring a concentration of 1% or more). · Chlorine gas is subject to regulation if stored in cumulative quantities of 500-laboratory settings, chlorine gas and anhydrous ammonia are common. A complete list of COCs can be found in Appendix

Farritor, Shane

266

DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST LETTER OF CONCERN  

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-weekly from the cooling-water intake screens of the Nuclear Power Plant Doel, located in the brackish part of the Zeeschelde (Figure 1). Sampling started in July 1994 and finished in June 1995. The cooling- water intake on cooling- water intake data of seven English coastal power plants. In addition, the species number

de Villiers, Marienne

267

Methodological studies concerning free energy simulations.  

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??Die Bestimmung von freien Energieunterschieden ist essentiell für die Untersuchung von zahlreichen Prozessen, wie Wirkmechanismen von Medikamenten, den Verlauf von enzymatischen Reaktionen oder die Löslichkeit… (more)

König, Gerhard

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

Employee Concerns Reporting Form | National Nuclear Security...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Reporting Form | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing...

269

Selected papers for global `95 concerning plutonium  

SciTech Connect

This report contains selected papers from the Global `95 Conference ``Evaluation of Emerging Nuclear Fuel Cycle Systems,`` held in Versailles, Sept. 11-14, 1995. The 11 papers in Part I are from ``Benefits and Risks of Reprocessing`` sessions. The 7 papers in Part II are some of the more interesting poster papers that relate to the use of Pu for power generation. Finally, the 3 papers are on the topic of management and disposition of Pu from retired nuclear weapons.

Sutcliffe, W.G. [ed.

1996-06-14T23:59:59.000Z

270

April 252012 To whom it may concern,  

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Research Division Department of Helical Plasma Research 4. Division overview / Job description: The Fusion of Helical Plasma Research" in red ink. 11. Contact: 1) For the application documents Personnel and Payroll research Prof. Takeo MUROGA Director of Fusion Systems Research Division Department of Helical Plasma

Ito, Atsushi

271

Concerning Measurement of Gravitomagnetism in Electromagnetic Systems  

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Measurement of gravitomagnetic field is of fundamental importance as a test of general relativity. Here we present a new theoretical project for performing such a measurement based on detection of the electric field arising from the interplay between the gravitomagnetic and magnetic fields in the stationary axial-symmetric gravitational field of a slowly rotating massive body. Finally it is shown that precise magnetometers based on superconducting quantum interferometers could not be designed for measurement of the gravitomagnetically induced magnetic field in the cavity of a charged capacitor since they measure the circulation of a vector potential of electromagnetic field, i.e., an invariant quantity including the sum of electric and magnetic fields, and the general-relativistic magnetic part will be totally cancelled by the electric one which is in good agreement with the experimental results.

B. J. Ahmedov; N. I. Rakhmatov

2006-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

272

Indoor air pollution: a new concern  

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Radon, asbestos, and formaldehyde are emerging as major health hazards because home-winterization efforts are trapping toxic agents indoors. Other pollution sources, such as tobacco smoke and unvented heating units, also lower indoor air quality. Radon decay products present in the structural materials of well-insulated homes are linked to lung-cancer deaths. Exposure to asbestos fibers has been identified as a problem in many school buildings, while physical discomfort caused by urea-formaldehyde foam insulation has affected the health of many homeowners. The Environmental Protection Agency is collecting and disseminating information to help local officials and homeowners understand the risks and is urging building auditors to inform clients about indoor air pollution. (DCK)

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Some Issues Concerning Holographic Dark Energy  

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We study perturbation of holographic dark energy, and find it be stable. We make a simple and phenomenological classification of the interacting holographic dark energy. We also discussed the cosmic coincidence problem in the context of holographic dark energy.

Li, Miao; Wang, Yi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Future United States Energy Security Concerns  

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Without energy, the economy can neither function nor grow. However, for at least the next half-century, the U.S. will not have an inexhaustible supply of inexpensive, clean energy. Dependence on energy imports, vulnerability ...

Deutch, John M.

275

On Sun's conjecture concerning disjoint cosets  

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In 2004, Zhi-Wei Sun posed the following conjecture: If a_1G_1,...,a_kG_k (k>1) are finitely many pairwise disjoint left cosets in a group G with all the indices [G:G_i] finite, then for some 1\\le iSun's conjecture for k=3,4.

Zhu, Wan-Jie

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Roadmap Report Concerning the Use of  

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. The automotive industry will benefit from this trend by getting e.g. advanced powertrain, using new energy of energy consumption o Corrosion o Resistance to acids and high temperature o Nanocomposites o Ceramic to overcome problems related to recycling of materials and lead to reduced energy consumption especially

Mosegaard, Klaus

277

Guidance Concerning Applicable Sampling Plan for Certification...  

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Sampling Plan for Certification of Consumer Product The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended, authorizes the Department of Energy to enforce compliance...

278

Essays concerning the cellulosic biofuel industry.  

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??Despite market-based incentives and mandated production, the U.S. cellulosic biofuel industry has been slow to develop. This dissertation explores the economic factors that have limited… (more)

Rosburg, Alicia Sue

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

... Galileo Galilei Dialogue Concerning the Two  

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Prepared for the Department of Energy under contract number DE-AC03-76SF00515 Printed in the United States of America. Available from

David Howard Miller; Price Printed; Copy A; Microfiche A; Chief World Systems

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Energy of the United States of America and the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China Concerning Industrial Energy Efficiency Cooperation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND REFORM COMMISSION OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA CONCERNING INDUSTRIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY COOPERATION The Department of Energy of the United States of America (DOE) and the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China (NDRC), jointly referred to herein as the "Participants"; RECOGNIZING that the development and use of energy are key elements of the economic growth of the United States and the People's Republic of China (PRC); SHARING common serious energy challenges from increasing energy imports and worsening environmental impacts as energy use rises; SHARING the sense of commitment to enhancing energy security through cooperation;

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A new network architecture for future optical networks : coarse optical circuit switching by default, rerouting over circuits for adaptation  

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and list out the allocated bandwidth and utility resultingLIST OF TABLES Table 2.1: Variables used in multi-path utility

Chou, Jerry

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

DRAFT DO NOT CITE OR QUOTE Real Time Pricing as a Default or Optional Service for C&I Customers  

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of the information in this report. A-2 #12;Georgia ­ Georgia Power Company Background: Market and Regulatory Context&I Customers: A Comparative Analysis of Eight Case Studies Appendix: Case Studies G. Barbose, C. Goldman, R and funded by the California Energy Commission, Public Interest Energy Research Program, under Work

283

Not All Large Customers are Made Alike: Disaggregating Response toDefault-Service Day-Ahead Market Pricing  

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For decades, policymakers and program designers have gone onthe assumption that large customers, particularly industrial facilities,are the best candidates for realtime pricing (RTP). This assumption isbased partly on practical considerations (large customers can providepotentially large load reductions) but also on the premise thatbusinesses focused on production cost minimization are most likely toparticipate and respond to opportunities for bill savings. Yet fewstudies have examined the actual price response of large industrial andcommercial customers in a disaggregated fashion, nor have factors such asthe impacts of demand response (DR) enabling technologies, simultaneousemergency DR program participation and price response barriers been fullyelucidated. This second-phase case study of Niagara Mohawk PowerCorporation (NMPC)'s large customer RTP tariff addresses theseinformation needs. The results demonstrate the extreme diversity of largecustomers' response to hourly varying prices. While two-thirdsexhibitsome price response, about 20 percent of customers provide 75-80 percentof the aggregate load reductions. Manufacturing customers are mostprice-responsive as a group, followed by government/education customers,while other sectors are largely unresponsive. However, individualcustomer response varies widely. Currently, enabling technologies do notappear to enhance hourly price response; customers report using them forother purposes. The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)'semergency DR programs enhance price response, in part by signaling tocustomers that day-ahead prices are high. In sum, large customers docurrently provide moderate price response, but there is significant roomfor improvement through targeted programs that help customers develop andimplement automated load-response strategies.

Hopper, Nicole; Goldman, Charles; Neenan, Bernie

2006-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

284

Mortgage default and student outcomes, the solar home price premium, and the magnitude of housing price declines  

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under California?s “net metering” system, we do not expectmay opt in to the net metering system that compensates themof the rate structure and net metering is that electricity

Dastrup, Samuel R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

What is the Risk of European Sovereign Debt Defaults? Fiscal Space, CDS Spreads and Market Pricing of Risk  

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10 PRT correlation = -.6217 ESP ITA GRC IRL MYS COL ZAF MEXcds CZE cds DEU cds DNK cds ESP cds EST cds FIN cds FRA cdsGRC gr IRL ir ITA it PRT pt ESP es AUS au CHL cl CZE cz DNK

Aizenman, Joshua; Hutchison, Michael; Jinjarak, Yothin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Mortgage default and student outcomes, the solar home price premium, and the magnitude of housing price declines  

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effect of falling home prices on small business borrowing,”2 Understanding the Solar Home Price Premium: Electricitysocial influences on price,” Journal of Political Economy,

Dastrup, Samuel R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Mortgage default and student outcomes, the solar home price premium, and the magnitude of housing price declines  

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graduates and of registered Prius hybrid vehicles. The finalOutside of the Toyota Prius, solar homes are perhaps thetract and the Toyota Prius share of registered vehicles in

Dastrup, Samuel R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Mortgage default and student outcomes, the solar home price premium, and the magnitude of housing price declines  

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83 Capitalization of soalr homes: evidence from Sacramento2.7 Capitalization of soalr homes: evidence from Sacramento

Dastrup, Samuel R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Mortgage default and student outcomes, the solar home price premium, and the magnitude of housing price declines  

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Solar Home Price Premium: Electricity Generation and “Green”of solar photovoltaic electricity production,” UCEI Workinghas California?s residential electricity consumption been so

Dastrup, Samuel R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Abstract--Load serving entities (LSE) and holders of default service obligations, in restructured electricity markets, provide  

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, in restructured electricity markets, provide electricity service at regulated or contracted fixed prices while standard forward contracts and commodity derivatives. Keywords: Electricity Markets, Risk Management, Volumetric hedging, I. INTRODUCTION The introduction of competitive wholesale markets in the electricity

Oren, Shmuel S.

291

Mortgage default and student outcomes, the solar home price premium, and the magnitude of housing price declines  

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SSRN eLibrary 2010. The California State University RealA Homeowner's guide to foreclosure in California,”California Department of Real Estate, Carrell, S. E. and M.

Dastrup, Samuel R.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

What Are Your Greatest Energy Concerns for Summer? | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

21, 2009 - 5:00am Addthis We're getting closer to the official start of summer and the weather is heating up. While many people are very happy about this (skiers and snowboarders...

293

CONCERNING THE DUAL GROUP OF A DENSE SUBGROUP  

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Abstract. Throughout this Abstract, G is a topological Abelian group and ?G is the space of continuous homomorphisms from G into T in the compact-open topology. A dense subgroup D of G determines G if the (necessarily continuous) surjective isomorphism ?G ? ?D given by h ? ? h|D is a homeomorphism, and G is determined if each dense subgroup of G determines G. The principal result in this area, obtained independently by L. Außenhofer and M. J. Chasco, is the following: Every metrizable group is determined. The authors offer several related results, including these. (1) There are (many) nonmetrizable, noncompact, determined groups. (2) If the dense subgroup Di determines Gi with Gi compact, then ?i Di determines ?i Gi. In particular, if each Gi is compact then ?i Gi determines ?i Gi. (3) Let G be a locally bounded group and let G + denote G with its Bohr topology. Then G is determined if and only if G + is determined. (4) Let non(N) be the least cardinal ? such that some X ? T of cardinality ? has positive outer measure. No compact G with w(G) ? non(N) is determined; thus if non(N) = ?1 (in particular if CH holds), an infinite compact group G is determined if and only if w(G) = ?. Question. Is there in ZFC a cardinal ? such that a compact group G is determined if and only if w(G) < ?? Is ? = non(N)? ? = ?1?

W. W. Comfort; S. U. Raczkowski; F. Javier Trigos-arrieta

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Concerning the equation of state for partially ionized system  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

I will discuss the expansion of various thermodynamic quantities about the ideal gas in powers of the electric charge, and I will discuss some cellular models. The first type of cellular model is appropriate for hydrogen. The second type is for Z > 1. It has the independent electron approximation within the atoms. These models are cross compared and minimal regions of validity are determined. The actual region of validity is expected to be larger. In the cellular models, the phase boundaries for liquid-gas transitions are found. For the second type of cellular model, in the part of the low-temperature, low-density region where there is not much expectation of validity of these methods, a non-thermodynamic region is found. I have devised a construction, similar in spirit to the Maxwell construction, to bridge this region so as to leave a thermodynamically valid equation of state. The non-thermodynamic region does not occur in hydrogen and it seems to be due to the inadequacy of the aforementioned approximation in that region.

Baker, Jr, George A [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Gasoline Price Volatility Is a Concern This Summer  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

5 of 5 5 of 5 Notes: March began with gasoline spot prices showing large increases over crude oil. Spot prices were nearly 20 cents per gallon over the already high crude oil prices, when normally the spread would be half that size. This spread was comparable to the spread seen in August 1997 when high demand, low stocks, and some refinery problems cause prices to surge. By the end of March the spread had fallen to about 16 cents per gallon, and by mid April was at about 11 cents per gallon as the inventory situation improved. Crude oil prices have also been falling, pulling gasoline spot prices down. Retail prices, which lag behind changes in the spot market, are turning down also. Regular gasoline prices peaked the week of March 20 at $1.53 and fell to $1.48 the week of April 10.

296

Gasoline Price Volatility Is a Concern This Summer  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

6 6 Notes: Last summer's low stocks and transition to Phase 2 RFG added price pressure over and above the already high crude price pressure on gasoline. As we ended last winter, gasoline inventories were low, and the spread between spot prices and crude oil were higher than typical as a result. Inventories did not recover and the spread remained higher than average through most of the summer. In November and December, as gasoline demand eased, prices relaxed and spreads returned to average levels -- only to rebound again in January and February as refineries began to undergo maintenance and the market watched the already low stock cushion erode further. This February, spreads are higher than last year -- averaging 14 cents so far. This is about twice what we would typically see this time of

297

The Regional Role in Addressing DOE Transportation Concerns  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

CSG's Midwestern Radioactive CSG's Midwestern Radioactive Materials Transportation Project Presented to the U.S. Department of Energy's Transportation External Coordination Working Group April 21, 2004 Lisa R. Sattler The Council of State Governments Midwestern Office Regional groups as "anchors" "State regional groups will anchor our collaborative process with the states." Strategic Plan for the Safe Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste to Yucca Mountain: A Guide to Stakeholder Interactions (2003) Background on CSG The Council of State Governments (CSG) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association of state governments Mission: build leadership skills, advocate multi- state problem solving and partnerships; interpret changing national and international conditions;

298

Environment/Health/Safety (EHS): Safety Concerns Form  

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Admin Help Desk Admin Help Desk Welcome to the EHSS Administrative Help Desk! This page is for the EHSS Division only and is intended as a starting point for core administrative support needs. Click here for examples of core administrative needs. Please use the form below to submit a request to the EHSS Admin Help Desk. Or, you can call x4094. Click here to check on request status. Click here to provide feedback. Examples of EHSS Admin Help Desk Please use this form to submit a request to the EHSS Admin Help Desk. * = Required Information. Request Date* MM/DD/YY Due Date* MM/DD/YY Requester* First Name / Last Name (ex: John Doe) Requester's Group* Division Office Environmental Services Radiation Protection Waste Management Technical Services Occupational Safety Industrial Hygiene Health

299

Heuristic viewpoint concerning the Magnetic-like Energy  

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The symmetrized formulism of gravitational fields in a manner similar to Dirac's symmetrization of electromagnetism predicts the existence of dual energy called the magnetic-like energy, which can present the magnetic-like curvature as a consequence. We intend to show that the magnetic-like curvature has connection to either the magnetic-like energy or the vortices of ordinary energy. We investigate the propagation of electromagnetic radiations on both the ordinary and magnetic-like curvatures, which symmetrize the formulism of this literature based on the electric-like and magnetic-like energies.

Danehkar, Ashkbiz

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Analysis of Power Quality Concerns at an Automobile Assembly Plant  

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This report summarizes the findings of a general power quality (PQ) study for an automobile assembly plant.

2003-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Concerning "Modeling" of Computer Security D. Elliott Bell  

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understanding of atoms fell short. Quantum mechanics was required to deal with atomic and nuclear phenomena

Li, Ninghui

302

AGREEMENT FOR COOPERATION CONCERNING CIVIL USES OF ATOMIC ENERGY...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

as is required to permit evaluation and comparison of their potential use in a power production program. C. Source Materials Geology, exploration techniques, chemistry and...

303

Materials of Criticality Safety Concern in Waste Packages  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

10 CFR 71.55 requires in part that the fissile material package remain subcritical when considering 'the most reactive credible configuration consistent with the chemical and physical form of the material'. As waste drums and packages may contain unlimited types of materials, determination of the appropriately bounding moderator and reflector materials to ensure compliance with 71.55 requires a comprehensive analysis. Such an analysis was performed to determine the materials or elements that produce the most reactive configuration with regards to both moderation and reflection of a Pu-239 system. The study was originally performed for the TRUPACT-II shipping package and thus the historical fissile mass limit for the package, 325 g Pu-239, was used [1]. Reactivity calculations were performed with the SCALE package to numerically assess the moderation or reflection merits of the materials [2]. Additional details and results are given in SAIC-1322-001 [3]. The development of payload controls utilizing process knowledge to determine the classification of special moderator and/or reflector materials and the associated fissile mass limit is also addressed. (authors)

Larson, S.L. [Science Applications International Corporation, 301 Laboratory Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 (United States); Day, B.A. [Washington TRU Solutions LLC, 4021 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad, NM 88220 (United States)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Responding to consumer fairness concerns about Number Portability policies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mobile telecommunication has been growing very rapidly, surpassing the number of land lines in 2002. Competition between telecommunication companies is very intense. However, in some market segments, the indirect costs of changing carriers may reduce ... Keywords: Leventhal criteria, consumer fairness, customer loyalty, good will, mobile communications, mobile number portability, procedural justice, telecommunications

Jengchung V. Chen; William H. Ross; Shaoyu F. Huang

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Distributed Generation: Issues Concerning a Changing Power Grid Paradigm.  

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??Distributed generation is becoming increasingly prevalent on power grids around the world. Conventional designs and grid operations are not always sufficient for handling the implementation… (more)

Therien, Scott G.M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Understanding human-smartphone concerns: a study of battery life  

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This paper presents a large, 4-week study of more than 4000 people to assess their smartphone charging habits to identify timeslots suitable for opportunistic data uploading and power intensive operations on such devices, as well as opportunities to ... Keywords: android, autonomous logging, battery life, large-scale study, smartphones

Denzil Ferreira; Anind K. Dey; Vassilis Kostakos

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Analysis of Power Quality Concerns at a County High School  

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This case study describes the findings from the site survey at a county high school and outlines recommended procedures for dealing with the new computer loads.

2003-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

308

Concerning the Phases of Annual Variations of Nuclear Decay Rates  

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Recent analyses of datasets acquired at the Brookhaven National Laboratory and at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt both show evidence of pronounced annual variations, suggestive of a solar influence. However, the phases of decay-rate maxima do not correspond precisely to the phase of minimum Sun-Earth distance, as might then be expected. We here examine the hypothesis that decay rates are influenced by an unknown solar radiation, but that the intensity of the radiation is influenced not only by the variation in Sun-Earth distance, but also by a possible North-South asymmetry in the solar emission mechanism. We find that this can lead to phases of decay-rate maxima in the range 0 to 0.183 or 0.683 to 1 (September 6 to March 8) but that, according to this hypothesis, phases in the range 0.183 to 0.683 (March 8 to September 6) are "forbidden." We find that phases of the three datasets here analyzed fall in the allowed range.

Peter A. Sturrock; John B. Buncher; Ephraim Fischbach; Daniel Javorsek II; Jere H. Jenkins; Joshua J. Mattes

2011-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

309

Concerning the Relationship between Evapotranspiration and Soil Moisture  

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Evapotranspiration observations have traditionally been scaled by potential evapotranspiration as a means of unifying the soil moisture-evapotranspiration relationship under a variety of meteorological conditions. However, this scaling alone does ...

Peter J. Wetzel; Jy-Tai Chang

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Benefits and concerns of a closed nuclear fuel cycle  

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Nuclear power can play an important role in our energy future, contributing to increasing electricity demand while at the same time decreasing carbon dioxide emissions. However, the nuclear fuel cycle in the United States today is unsustainable. As stated in the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy Act, the U.S. Department of Energy is responsible for disposing of spent nuclear fuel generated by commercial nuclear power plants operating in a “once-through” fuel cycle in the deep geologic repository located at Yucca Mountain. However, unyielding political opposition to the site has hindered the commissioning process to the extant that the current administration has recently declared the unsuitability of the Yucca Mountain site. In light of this the DOE is exploring other options, including closing the fuel cycle through recycling and reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel. The possibility of closing the fuel cycle is receiving special attention because of its ability to minimize the final high level waste (HLW) package as well as recover additional energy value from the original fuel. The technology is, however, still very controversial because of the increased cost and proliferation risk it can present. To lend perspective on the closed fuel cycle alternative, this presents the arguments for and against closing the fuel cycle with respect to sustainability, proliferation risk, commercial viability, waste management, and energy security.

Widder, Sarah H.

2010-11-17T23:59:59.000Z

311

Challenges Concerning the Energy-Dependency of the Telecom Infrastructure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Industry worldwide depends on Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Through large-scale blackouts of the public electricity supply ... Keywords: Blackouts, decentralized generation, interdependencies power and information infrastructure, islanded operation, sensitivity analysis, smart grid

Lothar Fickert; Helmut Malleck; Christian Wakolbinger

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Time-compression: systems concerns, usage, and benefits  

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With the proliferation of online multimedia content and the popularity of multimedia streaming systems, it is increasingly useful to be able to skim and browse multimedia quickly. A key technique that enables quick browsing of multimedia is time-compression. ... Keywords: compression granularity, compression rate, latency, multimedia, time-compression, video browsing

Nosa Omoigui; Liwei He; Anoop Gupta; Jonathan Grudin; Elizabeth Sanocki

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Environment/Health/Safety (EHS): Safety Concerns Form  

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IT Systems Tools Process Strategic Plan Project Request button Project queue button Project email button Feedback button Go here to learn how projects are prioritized and managed....

314

Lessons Learned Concerning the Human Element in Events and Training  

SciTech Connect

As the number and complexity of responses to hazardous material incidents have increased, government regulators have implemented a national incident command system, bolstered by a host of protective measures and response equipment. Special advanced technical equipment has also been developed and made available to on-scene responders and command staff. Yet with all the investment in organizational and technical advance, the human element of emergency response remains critical and also needs our continued attention to ensure effective operation and success. This paper focuses on lessons learned from radiological events and training exercises that pertain to these human elements.

Michael D. Sandvig

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Animal species of concern reported from the Oak Ridge Reservation...  

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heron NM Egretta thula snowy egret NM Ixobrychus exilis least bittern NM KITES, HAWKS, EAGLES, & allies Haliaeetus leucocephalus bald eagle d NM Circus cyaneus northern harrier NM...

316

Animal species of special concern reported from the Oak Ridge...  

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NM Egretta caerulea little blue heron NM Egretta thula snowy egret NM KITES, HAWKS, EAGLES, & allies Haliaeetus leucocephalus bald eagle d NM Circus cyaneus northern harrier NM...

317

FW Response to Notice of Inquire on Questions Concerning Technology...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Tractices at DOE Laboratories.txt - Notepad More Documents & Publications Superconductivity for Electric Systems: 2008 Annual Peer Review Final Report Comments on ORNL Tech...

318

Going Concerns: The Governance of Interorganizational Coordination Hubs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Business-to-business interactions are increasingly conducted through interorganizational coordination hubs, in which standardized information technology-based platforms provide data and business process interoperability for interactions among the organizations ... Keywords: Case Study, Coordination Hubs, Corporate Governance, Interorganizational Relationships, It Investment, It Standards, Trust

M. Markus; Quang Bui

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Så kommer vi alltid in på internet; Everything concerns internet.  

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?? Internet har i över 20 år påverkat samhällets förutsättningar, så även skolans arbetssätt och undervisningssituation. Förändringarna i samhällssektorn avspeglar sig inte minst i samhällskunskapsämnet… (more)

Dahlström, Täpp Ida

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Updated April 2010 Reliability Concerns Associated with PV Technologies  

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stress H/M/H IR Camera; Hot/humid vs. damp heat CIS Cell layer integrity ­ contact stability H/H/H Mo Flexible roofing products Cell­to-cell interconnect (discrete cells) H/M/H IR Camera; Hot/humid vs. damp it periodically. 1.0 Wafer Silicon 1.1 Cracked cells (bonding processes, strain, etc.) [1-4] 1.2 Solder joint

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Qualms concerning Tsallis ’ Use of the Maximum Entropy Formalism  

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Tsallis ’ ‘statistical thermodynamic ’ formulation of the nonadditive entropy of degree-? is neither correct nor self-consistent. It is well known that the maximum entropy formalism [1], the minimum discrimination information [2], and Gauss ’ principle [3, 4] all lead to the same results when a certain condition on the prior probability distribution is imposed [5]. All these methods lead to the same form of the posterior probability distribution; namely, the exponential family of distributions. Tsallis and collaborators [6] have tried to adapt the maximum entropy formalism that uses the Shannon entropy to one that uses a nonadditive entropy of degree-?. In order to come out with analytic expressions for the probabilities that maximize the nonadditive entropy they found it necessary to use ‘escort probabilities’[7] of the same power as the nonadditive entropy. If the procedure they use is correct then it follows that Gauss ’ principle should give the same optimum probabilities. Yet, we will find that the Tsallis result requires that the prior probability distribution be given by the same unphysical condition as the maximum entropy formalism and, what is worse, the potential of the error law be required to vanish. The potential of the error law is what information theory refers to as the error [8]; that is, the difference between the inaccuracy and the entropy. Unless the ‘true ’ probability distribution, P = (p(x1), p(x2)...,p(xm)) coincides with the estimated probability distribution, Q = (q(x1), q(x2),...q(xm)), the error does not vanish. Moreover, we shall show that two procedures of averaging, one using the escort probabilities explicitly, do not give the same result, and the relation between the potential of the error law and the nonadditive entropy requires the latter to vanish when the former vanishes. Let X be a random variable whose values x1, x2,..., xm are obtained at m independent trials. Prior to the observations the distribution is Q, and after the observations the unknown probability distribution is P. The observer has 1 at his disposal the statistic â = 1

B. H. Lavenda; J. Dunning-davies

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

An Act Concerning the Recycling of Organic Materials by Certain...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and conservation centers that generate at least 104 tons of organic waste each year to compost it. The Act goes into effect once the state has two source-separated organics...

323

PRB Coal Users' Group enjoys growing interest in its concerns  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A review is given of some of the topics discussed at the PRB Coal Users' Group annual meeting, including combustion dusts and a new session on conveyor belts. 7 figs.

Rahm, R. [CoalTech Consultants Inc. (United States)

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

324

Healthy Eating Are you concerned with eating healthy on campus?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

or as dessert. Choose low-fat dairy products or soy substi- tutes. Drink water instead of soda or juice. When eating meat, choose lean proteins like chicken, turkey, or fish. Limit fried foods. Watch your portions

McConnell, Terry

325

IT Security Concerns During a Consolidation (Merger) - Forum ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... 1 Jim McLaughlin, CISSP Manager, Security Policy & Risk Management ... 37 Jim McLaughlin, CISSP Manager, Security Policy & Risk Management ...

2013-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

326

July 17, 2012 To whom it may concern,  

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Theory and Simulation Research Division, Department of Helical Plasma Research 4. Division overview / Job Theory and Simulation Research Division ­ Department of Helical Plasma Research" in red ink. 11. Contact and Simulation Research Division Department of Helical Plasma Research National Institute for Fusion Science

Ito, Atsushi

327

November 21, 2012 To whom it may concern,  

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Engineering and Advanced Physics Research Division, Department of Helical Plasma Research 4. Division overview Physics Research Division Department of Helical Plasma Research" in red ink. 11. Contact : 1 and Advanced Physics Research Division Department of Helical Plasma Research [Telephone] +81-572-58-2120 #12

Ito, Atsushi

328

February 27, 2013 To whom it may concern,  

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of Helical Plasma Research 4. Division overview / Job description: The prospective person for the professor Physics Research Division Department of Helical Plasma Research" in red ink. 11. Contact : 1 Division Department of Helical Plasma Research [Telephone] +81-572-58-2190 12. Miscellaneous : 1

Ito, Atsushi

329

June 29, 2012 To whom it may concern,  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Temperature Plasma Physics Research Division, Department of Helical Plasma Research 4. Division overview / Job Research Division Department of Helical Plasma Research" in red ink. 11. Contact : 1) For the application

Ito, Atsushi

330

July 23, 2012 To whom it may concern,  

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-Temperature Plasma Physics Research Division, Department of Helical Plasma Research 4. Division overview / Job description: High-Temperature Plasma Physics Research Division in the Department of Helical Plasma Research Division ­ Department of Helical Plasma Research" in red ink. 11. Contact : 1) For the application

Ito, Atsushi

331

July 23, 2012 To whom it may concern,  

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Research Division, Department of Helical Plasma Research 4. Division overview / Job description: National Division and the Plasma Heating Physics Research Division, Department of Helical Plasma Research for the Position Opening (Assistant Professor) in Department of Helical Plasma Research" in red ink. 11. Contact: 1

Ito, Atsushi

332

May 29 , 2012 To whom it may concern,  

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, Device Engineering and Advanced Physics Research Division, Department of Helical Plasma Research 4 Physics Research Division Department of Helical Plasma Research" in red ink. 11. Contact : 1Advanced Physics Research Division Department of Helical Plasma Research National Institute for Fusion Science

Ito, Atsushi

333

To whom it may concern, Position Opening Announcement  

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Research Division, Department of Helical Plasma Research 4. Division overview / Job description: The High Research Division ­ Department of Helical Plasma Research" in red ink. 11. Contact: 1) For the application Division, Department of Helical Plasma Research National Institute for Fusion Science Oroshi-Cho 322

Ito, Atsushi

334

February 18, 2013 To whom it may concern,  

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Plasma Research 4. Division overview / Job description: National Institute for Fusion Science conducts of Helical Plasma Research" in red ink. 11. Contact : 1) For the application documents Personnel and Payroll of Helical Plasma Research [Telephone] +81-572-58-2200 12. Miscellaneous : #12;1) The information of the job

Ito, Atsushi

335

February 27, 2013 To whom it may concern,  

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, Department of Helical Plasma Research 4. Division overview / Job description: The prospective person Department of Helical Plasma Research" in red ink. 11. Contact : 1) For the application documents Personnel of Helical Plasma Research [Telephone] +81-572-58-2190 12. Miscellaneous : 1) The information of the job

Ito, Atsushi

336

Criticality concerns in cleaning large uranium hexafluoride cylinders  

SciTech Connect

Cleaning large cylinders used to transport low-enriched uranium hexafluoride (UF{sub 6}) presents several challenges to nuclear criticality safety. This paper presents a brief overview of the cleaning process, the criticality controls typically employed and their bases. Potential shortfalls in implementing these controls are highlighted, and a simple example to illustrate the difficulties in complying with the Double Contingency Principle is discussed. Finally, a summary of recommended criticality controls for large cylinder cleaning operations is presented.

Sheaffer, M.K.; Keeton, S.C.; Lutz, H.F.

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Analysis of Voltage Notching Concerns at a Petroleum Pumping Station  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents the results of a voltage notching investigation at a petroleum pumping station. The analysis in this paper focuses on a particular example system where the voltage notching caused significant oscillations at the distribution system level, resulting in equipment problems at another customer supplied from the same system.

2003-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

338

Further Findings Concerning Electrical Energy Monitoring in an Industrial Plant  

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The Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) at Texas A&M University has monitored the real-time electrical energy consumption, demand, and power factor of a large metal fabrication plant in Houston, Texas for twelve months. Monthly reports that present the data in a format that plant personnel find useful are discussed. These reports allow plant personnel to see how power factor correction in conjunction with production retrofits have reduced utility bills despite production capacity increases. The reports have also been useful in detecting maintenance problems and monitoring productivity. A method that allows the calculation of power factor correction savings after correction is discussed. This method requires some power factor versus demand history prior to correction, and is used to determine what the demand would have been if the correction equipment had not been installed, even if the real demand of the plant changes. Major plant electrical modifications and their impact on a monitoring system are also discussed. Such modifications increase the potential for technical problems with the monitoring equipment and result in hard-to-find problems. A future step to be examined is one that uses visual or audible warning devices in the plant to control demand. At least one plant has adopted this idea in the form of warning lights that inform employees to shut down unnecessary equipment. This concept appears to be potentially beneficial to all plants which have some type of demand monitoring device on-site.

Lewis, D. R.; Dorhofer, F. J.; Heffington, W. M.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

INSPECTION OF CONCERNS RELATING TO THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SAVANNAH...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

The Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), received information that the Savannah River Operations Office (Savannah River) continued to develop,...

340

Questions or comments concerning this document should be directed to:  

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This document contains summary information and study guidance for individuals preparing for the NDIA Configuration and Data Management Apprentice program. It is not to be construed as a complete guide, or as a guarantee of success in the examination.

Dick Thomas; Chuck Billingsley

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Antitrust concerns in the modern public utility environment  

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Direct regulation of public utility activity and behavior has been the predominant approach to protect the public interest in this country. Changes in technology, as well as new thinking about the optimum role of regulation, have created a changing atmosphere in all of the traditional public utility industries. Competitive markets for many of the products and services in these industries have been developing. While monopoly power will continue to exist in certain parts of these industries and require direct regulation, in many areas a growing reliance upon competition as the best method of serving the public interest is developing. With this shift in emphasis from regulation to free markets, the antitrust laws take on new importance for these industries. In the absence of direct regulator control, those laws are society`s primary method of insuring the markets necessary to make competition an effective device for protecting the public interest. This study provides an overview of the antitrust laws, briefly describes the applicable theoretical underpinnings, and then turns to areas where public utility activity may pose special problems or conflicts with prevailing antitrust policy.

Meeks, J.E. [Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States). Coll. of Law

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Question of the Week: What are Your Greatest Energy Concerns...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

thoughts. The cost of fuel oil is so expensive and winter is fast approaching. I have a wood stove to supplement the oil furnace, but the cost of firewood is going up as well. If...

343

A metageometric enquiry concerning time, space, and quantum physics  

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An enquiry into the physical nature of time and space and into the ontology of quantum mechanics from a metageometric perspective, resulting from the belief that geometric thought and language are powerless to farther understanding of these issues, restricting instead physical progress. The nature and assumptions of quantum gravity are analysed critically, including misgivings about the relevance of the Planck scale to it and its lack of observational referent in the natural world. The anthropic foundations of geometry are investigated. The exclusive use of geometric thought from antiquity to present-day physics is found to permeate all new attempts towards better theories, including quantum gravity and, within it, even pregeometry. The problem of the ether is found to have perpetuated itself up to the present by transmuting its form from mechanical, through metric, to geometric. A clarification is made of the physical, mathematical, and psychological foundations of relativity and quantum theories. The former...

Meschini, Diego

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Comments to NIST concerning AES Modes of Operations ...  

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... University of California at Davis (USA) and University of Tartu (Estonia) Chiang Mai University (Thailand) helger@tml.hut.fi rogaway@cs.ucdavis.ed ...

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Independent Oversight Review of the Employee Concerns Program...  

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Savannah River Site (SRS). This targeted review was performed at SRS from June 3 to 5, 2013. This report discusses the background, scope, methodology, results, and conclusions of...

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Ris Energy Report 2 Three growing concerns sustainability (particularly in  

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sector), security of energy supply and cli- mate change ­ have combined to increase interest in bioenergy of cover- ing a considerable part of the world's energy needs, increasing the security of energy supply and Danish energy supply, industry and energy research. The report presents the status of current R

347

Causes and concerns of body dissatisfaction among gay men.  

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??Body dissatisfaction is a growing problem in the gay male population, with serious implications for psychological and social well-being. Gay men tend to be at… (more)

Rainey, Josh Craig

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Concerning one possibility of plasma heating in a tokomak  

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It is shown that in large-dimension toroidal installations it is possible to use fast modes of magnetosonic waves (H waves) to heat plasma by electromagnetic waves of frequency on the order of the lower hybrid frequency.

Longinov, A.V.; Tepanov, K.N.

1976-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

349

Including environmental concerns in management strategies for depleted uranium hexafluoride  

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One of the major programs within the Office of Nuclear Energy, Science, and Technology of the US Department of Energy (DOE) is the depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF{sub 6}) management program. The program is intended to find a long-term management strategy for the DUF{sub 6} that is currently stored in approximately 46,400 cylinders at Paducah, KY; Portsmouth, OH; and Oak Ridge, TN, USA. The program has four major components: technology assessment, engineering analysis, cost analysis, and the environmental impact statement (EIS). From the beginning of the program, the DOE has incorporated the environmental considerations into the process of strategy selection. Currently, the DOE has no preferred alternative. The results of the environmental impacts assessment from the EIS, as well as the results from the other components of the program, will be factored into the strategy selection process. In addition to the DOE`s current management plan, other alternatives continued storage, reuse, or disposal of depleted uranium, will be considered in the EIS. The EIS is expected to be completed and issued in its final form in the fall of 1997.

Goldberg, M. [Argonne National Laboratory, Washington, DC (United States); Avci, H.I. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Bradley, C.E. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Some elementary theoretical considerations concerning superconductivity of superimposed metallic films  

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A microscopic theory of superconductivity of superimposed metallic films is proposed, based on the fact that thee lectron pair correlation function penetrates into a normal metal where the electron-electron interaction would not by itself produce a superconducting ...

L. N. Cooper

1962-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Currency Concerns under Uncertainty: The Case of China  

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Levy Institute scholars and conference participants. The purpose of the series is to disseminate ideas to and elicit comments from academics and professionals. Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, founded in 1986, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, independently funded research organization devoted to public service. Through scholarship and economic research it generates viable, effective public policy responses to important economic problems that profoundly affect the quality of life in the United States and abroad.

Sunanda Sen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Crisis information concerns: Information needs of domestic violence survivors  

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The personal crisis of coping with or escaping from a violent relationship requires that survivors have accurate, current, appropriate, and contextually-useful information. Police and shelter staff, who are the governmental and private sector first-responders, ... Keywords: Domestic violence, ELIS model, Formal help information system, Human information behavior, Informal help information system, Intimate partner violence

Lynn Westbrook

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

FW Response to Notice of Inquire on Questions Concerning Technology...  

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These have been an effective tool in developing technology > related to high temperature superconductors (HTS). At this point we > have negotiated reasonable solutions to issues...

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This document, concerning Assistance to Foreign Atomic Energy...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, with vendors from France, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Russia, and Canada having emerged to serve customers in these emerging markets. DOE...

355

State Court International Human Rights Litigation: A Concerning Trend?  

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- proliferation Treaty, whose Article Six states: "Each of the parties to the treaty undertakes to pursue to a distant and uncer- tain goal of a nuclear-free world. There are several critical non- proliferation resolute international action to combat the proliferation of nuclear weapons and to discourage

Loudon, Catherine

356

August 2002 Submetering of Water - a Growing Concern  

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... A local or State housing and community development department or mobile home owners associations may be able to provide assistance. ...

2011-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

357

SOFTWARE TOOLS FOR SEPARATING DISTRIBUTION CONCERNS Presented To  

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).....................................127 Table 4-5. Effect of lazy remote object creation (local-only objects) and J- Orchestra indirection.4..........................................................................154 Table 5-6. Call-by-Reference with Remote References (RMI)..........................154 Table 5 ...........................................17 Figure 2-3: Call-by-reference semantics can be maintained with remote references

Tilevich, Eli

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ferrars  

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... attempt. authority. average. avert. avoid. aware. away. awkward. ayaz. azerbaijan. ba. backe. baldvin. ban. banker. bankruptcy. barents. barn. barrack ...

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Real Time Pricing as a Default or Optional Service for C&I Customers: A Comparative Analysis of Eight Case Studies  

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Research • Energy Systems Integration What follows is one ofcontributes to the Energy Systems Integration Program. For

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Hopper, Nicole; Ting, Michael; Neenan, Bernie

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real Time Pricing as a Default or Optional Service for C&I Customers: A Comparative Analysis of Eight Case Studies  

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reason for the large number of customers enrolled in RTP (in terms of the number of customers enrolled (as of somethey have a small number of customers that do respond to

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Hopper, Nicole; Ting, Michael; Neenan, Bernie

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real Time Pricing as a Default or Optional Service for C&I Customers: A Comparative Analysis of Eight Case Studies  

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utility’s Supplemental Energy tariff were able to receive autility’s Supplemental Energy tariff (a curtailable rate)tariff does contain distinct, itemized charges for energy and

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Hopper, Nicole; Ting, Michael; Neenan, Bernie

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Real Time Pricing as a Default or Optional Service for C&I Customers: A Comparative Analysis of Eight Case Studies  

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was coordinated by the Demand Response Research Center and2001, “RTP Customer Demand Response – Empirical Evidence onNEDRI (New England Demand Response Initiative), 2003, “

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Hopper, Nicole; Ting, Michael; Neenan, Bernie

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Real Time Pricing as a Default or Optional Service for C&I Customers: A Comparative Analysis of Eight Case Studies  

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arrangement or another utility rate (if offered). In otherbetween RTP and other utility rates, the non-RTP optionsservice rates Joint utility rate and procurement process for

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Hopper, Nicole; Ting, Michael; Neenan, Bernie

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Real Time Pricing as a Default or Optional Service for C&I Customers: A Comparative Analysis of Eight Case Studies  

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Competition in Retail Energy Markets,” NYPSC Case 00-M-0504,indexed to the day-ahead energy market may be more effectiveinto the day-ahead energy market. If their bid clears the

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Hopper, Nicole; Ting, Michael; Neenan, Bernie

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real Time Pricing as a Default or Optional Service for C&I Customers: A Comparative Analysis of Eight Case Studies  

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with PEPCO staff, November 23. PJM, 2005a, Personalcommunication with PJM staff, April 17.PJM, 2005b, “2004 State of the Market Report,” March 8.

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Hopper, Nicole; Ting, Michael; Neenan, Bernie

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tion of this barrier function will be given below. The default time is, by definition, the first time that X(t) hits this barrier, ie  

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' methodology recently introduced by Hull & White (2001). This paper draws from Hull & White (2001) and ex must satisfy an ad- ditional boundary condition at the barrier x = b(t). This gives rise to a free- tends it in several directions. First, we consider a continuous-time version of the Hull-White model

Avellaneda, Marco

367

Real Time Pricing as a Default or Optional Service for C&I Customers: A Comparative Analysis of Eight Case Studies  

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Electric (BGE) with a peak demand >1,500 kW that had notAll customers with a peak demand >600 kW in Maryland wereLight Company (DLC) with a peak demand >300 kW. An auction-

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Hopper, Nicole; Ting, Michael; Neenan, Bernie

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Real Time Pricing as a Default or Optional Service for C&I Customers: A Comparative Analysis of Eight Case Studies  

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use of class average load profiles for setting the commodityof developing an hourly load profile for each individualneed for class-average load profiles for commodity pricing (

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Hopper, Nicole; Ting, Michael; Neenan, Bernie

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real Time Pricing as a Default or Optional Service for C&I Customers: A Comparative Analysis of Eight Case Studies  

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Response Program, ISO-NE Real-Time Price Response Program,rather than real time market prices) is more compatible withare correlated to real-time market prices, customers may be

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Hopper, Nicole; Ting, Michael; Neenan, Bernie

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Real Time Pricing as a Default or Optional Service for C&I Customers: A Comparative Analysis of Eight Case Studies  

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P. , 2004, “Utility Metering: Measure When and How Much? ”27 4.4.2 Interval metering24 Table 4-5. Customer Size Threshold and Interval Metering

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Hopper, Nicole; Ting, Michael; Neenan, Bernie

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Real Time Pricing as a Default or Optional Service for C&I Customers: A Comparative Analysis of Eight Case Studies  

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the spot market price of energy in a competitive wholesalethrough” the spot market price of energy for all of theadditional energy at the spot market price. Another example

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Hopper, Nicole; Ting, Michael; Neenan, Bernie

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real Time Pricing as a Default or Optional Service for C&I Customers: A Comparative Analysis of Eight Case Studies  

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rates only for the PJM region as a whole, and not for NJ andrates. 57 % of Eligible Customers % of Eligible Load NJ MD

Barbose, Galen; Goldman, Charles; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Hopper, Nicole; Ting, Michael; Neenan, Bernie

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Depth Profiling  

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... avert wall damage and maintain fusion efficiency. ... coupons are implanted at energies comparable to ... to assess the implantation energy, dose, and ...

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374

BSP 930 WINDOWS HANDBOOK  

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... click Default Computer. When the Default Computer Properties window appears, select Windows NT System, then Logon. ...

375

Great Plains: status of the Great Plains coal gasification project  

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Updated information is presented on the Great Plains coal gasification project in North Dakota following the default of a $1.54 billion federal loan by the project sponsors. This report includes updated information obtained through October 31, 1985, on the loan default, Great Plains loan and gas pricing formula, legal matters and agreements, the Department of Energy's options and actions, Great Plains operations, and socioeconomic issues. The new information highlights changes in the gas pricing calculations; the Department's action to pay off the defaulted loan; legal action concerning gas purchase agreements; the project sponsors' proposed settlement; September revenue, expense, and production data; coal lease payments; capital improvement projects; plant by-products; and the final results of a North Dakota task force study of the potential socioeconomic impact if the plant closes.

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1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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North American Rawinsonde Observations: Problems Concerns, and a Call to Action  

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Meteorologists, like most scientists, often use observational data assuming the necessary steps have been taken to ensure that the quality of the data has been properly controlled. Experience developing an archive of upper-air observations from ...

Barry E. Schwartz; Charles A. Doswell III

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Some investigations concerning the CTMC and the ODE model derived from Bio-PEPA  

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Ciochetta,F. Degasperi,A. Hillston,J. Calder,M. Proceedings of FBTC 2008, ENTCS volume 229, issue 1 Elsevier Science

Ciochetta, F.; Degasperi, A.; Hillston, J.; Calder, M.

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Cryogenic Safety This course will provide basic information concerning cryogens and  

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handles two cryogenic liquids, helium and nitrogen. Liquefied nitrogen has a boiling point, at atmospheric, thermal stress, air condensation, and cold embrittlement. n Identify liquid nitrogen and helium and incidents. #12;What is a cryogen? A cryogen is an extremely cold element or compound. Cryogens are liquefied

Weston, Ken

379

Centralizing Fish in Water Policy: A case study of water concerns in  

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availability Fish Water diversion and contamination Fracking Infrastructure Southern water security Fracking

Aukema, Brian - ukema, Brian

380

Below Regulatory Concern Owners Group: Assessment of the IMPACTS-BRC Code  

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To properly interpret values generated by the IMPACTS-BRC computer code, users need an awareness of its conservatisms, parameter sensitivities, and potential errors. A review of the code revealed some conservatism, documented the software's sensitivity to changes in modeling assumptions and parameter values, and assessed its accuracy in performing specified dose calculations.

1989-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concerning the energy levels of silver in Ge-Si alloys  

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The emission from impurity states of silver (an element of the IB subgroup) in a Ge-Si alloy, containing 18 at % Si, has been studied. The donor level of silver has been found in crystals doubly doped with gallium and silver, while its first acceptor level has been revealed in crystals doped with only silver. Single crystals were grown by pulling from a melt using a feeding rod. Doping with gallium was performed by introducing this element into the feeding rod, and silver was introduced into the crystals via diffusion. The positions of the donor and first acceptor Ag levels with respect to the top of the valence band were found by analyzing the temperature dependence of the Hall coefficient and the electroneutrality equation for the crystal: 0.06 and 0.29 eV, respectively.

Tahirov, V. I. [Baku State University (Azerbaijan); Agamaliev, Z. A. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan); Sadixova, S. R.; Guliev, A. F.; Gahramanov, N. F., E-mail: n_gakhramanov@mail.ru [Sumgait State University (Azerbaijan)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - Guidance Concerning Enforcement of EISA 2007 Standards for.docx  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Enforcement of EISA 2007 Standards for Enforcement of EISA 2007 Standards for Candelabra Base and Intermediate Base Lamps Issued: July 1, 2011 The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) imposed energy conservation standards for candelabra and intermediate base lamps, and those provisions became effective with the statute. Despite the language of the statute, DOE has been made aware that for the last several years there has been an understanding among interested stakeholders that the standards would not become effective until January 1, 2012. That understanding was solidified by DOE staff statements suggesting that energy conservation standards for candelabra and intermediate base lamps would not be enforced until then. DOE understands that manufacturers made production

383

Salaries and Advancement of Women Faculty in Atmospheric Science: Some Reasons for Concern  

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Zevin and Seitter's analyses of the 1993 American Meteorological Society membership survey indicated that university/college employees had the largest difference in salary by gender when controlling for experience and age. Further analyses of the ...

Julie A. Winkler; Donna Tucker; Anne K. Smith

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Nuclear nonproliferation: Concerns with US delays in accepting foregin research reactors` spent fuel  

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One key US nonproliferation goal is to discourage use of highly enriched uranium fuel (HEU), which can be used to make nuclear bombs, in civilian nuclear programs worldwide. DOE`s Off-Site Fuels Policy for taking back spent HEU from foreign research reactors was allowed to expire due to environmental reasons. This report provides information on the effects of delays in renewing the Off-Site Fuels Policy on US nonproliferation goals and programs (specifically the reduced enrichment program), DOE`s efforts to renew the fuels policy, and the price to be charged to the operators of foreign reactors for DOE`s activities in taking back spent fuel.

1994-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Proliferation concerns in the Russian closed nuclear weapons complex cities : a study of regional migration behavior.  

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The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the legacy of the USSR weapons complex with an estimated 50 nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons cities containing facilities responsible for research, production, maintenance, and destruction of the weapons stockpile. The Russian Federation acquired ten such previously secret, closed nuclear weapons complex cities. Unfortunately, a lack of government funding to support these facilities resulted in non-payment of salaries to employees and even plant closures, which led to an international fear of weapons material and knowledge proliferation. This dissertation analyzes migration in 33 regions of the Russian Federation, six of which contain the ten closed nuclear weapons complex cities. This study finds that the presence of a closed nuclear city does not significantly influence migration. However, the factors that do influence migration are statistically different in regions containing closed nuclear cities compared to regions without closed nuclear cities. Further, these results show that the net rate of migration has changed across the years since the break up of the Soviet Union, and that the push and pull factors for migration have changed across time. Specifically, personal and residential factors had a significant impact on migration immediately following the collapse of the Soviet Union, but economic infrastructure and societal factors became significant in later years. Two significant policy conclusions are derived from this research. First, higher levels of income are found to increase outmigration from regions, implying that programs designed to prevent migration by increasing incomes for closed city residents may be counter-productive. Second, this study finds that programs designed to increase capital and build infrastructure in the new Russian Federation will be more effective for employing scientists and engineers from the weapons complex, and consequently reduce the potential for emigration of potential proliferants.

Flores, Kristen Lee

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Issue 14: Transportation, Economy, and Crime Top Los Angeles County Residents’ Concerns About the Region  

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Transportation, Economy, and Crime Top LA County Residents’Transportation, Economy, and Crime Top LA County Residents’the economy, educa- tion, crime, and housing were the most

Haselhoff, Kim; Ong, Paul M.; Tran, Lucy

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

The other side of identity theft: not just a financial concern  

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With identity theft on the rise and the past history of legislation pertaining to it, it is important to look at recent updates and efforts to battle and handle this threat to society. Society needs to understand all realms of identity theft, how they ... Keywords: identity theft, information security

Kim Luong

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

UMS-dev-sec: a proposed framework to address security concerns of UMS devices  

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USB Mass Storage (UMS) devices are affordable, convenient, practical, and have the ability to interface easily with a number of operating systems, and various hardware systems. UMS devices are found among virtually any person in the workplace today. ... Keywords: UMS, USB, information loss, information security, information theft, malware, security awareness, security framework

Kegomoditswe Molotsi, Bobby L. Tait

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A review and analysis of United States laws concerning undocumented students.  

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??Research for this study focused on analyzing federal statutes, regulations, case law, legal commentary, and historical documents in order to track the development and determine… (more)

Robles, David Edward

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Concerning verification of the Nernst theorem for Casimir-Lifshitz free energy  

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By regarding the Lifshitz expression for the Casimir free energy on the real frequency axis rather than the imaginary Matsubara frequencies as is customary, new light is shed on the ongoing debate regarding the thermodynamical consistency of this theory in combination with common permittivity models. It is argued that when permittivity is temperature independent over a temperature interval including zero temperature, a cavity made of causal material with continuous dispersion properties separated by vacuum cannot violate Nernst's theorem (the third law of thermodynamics). The purported violation of this theorem pertains to divergencies in the double limit in which frequency and temperature vanish simultaneously. While any model should abide by the laws of thermodynamics within its range of applicability, we emphasise that the Nernst heat theorem is a relevant criterion for choosing amongst candidate theories only when these theories are fully applicable at zero temperature and frequency.

Simen A. Ellingsen

2007-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

391

Vermont Yankee's benefits and concerns operating with Axially zoned GE9 fuel  

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Vermont Yankee (VY) is a 368-assembly, D-lattice, boiling water reactor (BWR)/4. The current cycle 16 contains 252 GE9 assemblies with axial zoning of gadolinium and enrichment, 112 GE8 assemblies with axially zoned gadolinium, and 4 Siemens 9 x 9-IX lead qualification assemblies. In this paper, the performance of the GE9-dominated core is evaluated against previous cores containing less sophisticated fuel designs.

Woehlke, R.A. (Yankee Atomic Electric Co., Bolton, MA (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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4.3 DEVELOPING GUIDELINES FOR CHEMICALS OF CONCERN by Erika Szenasy  

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are shown in Figure 1. While the guaiacols, catechols and abietic acid are derived from wood extractives and discharged from pulp mills, chlorovanillins are formed as degradation products of guaiacols and catechols

393

Some Concerns when Using Data from the Cooperative Weather Station Networks: A Nebraska Case Study  

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In this study, daily temperature and precipitation amounts that are observed by the Cooperative Observer Program (COOP) were compared among geographically close stations. Hourly observations from nearby Automatic Weather Data Network (AWDN) ...

Hong Wu; Kenneth G. Hubbard; Jinsheng You

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

A system impact analysis of government policies and regulations concerning demand response  

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A vision of distributed energy generation, storage, electric vehicles and a "smart-grid" has been the driving force of a number of regulations and policies to promote a steady evolution of the existing & future infrastructure ...

Gadhok, Neil, 1978-

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CATHODES FOR LOW TEMPERATURE SOFC: ISSUES CONCERNING INTERFERENCE FROM INERT GAS ADSORPTION AND CHARGE TRANSFER  

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This report summarizes the work done on the project over the duration of the project, from October 1, 2002 through December 31, 2003, which includes a three month no-cost extension. Effort was directed in the following areas: (1) Fabrication of Sr-doped LaCoO3 (LSC) dense and porous samples. (2) Design and construction of a conductivity relaxation apparatus for the estimation of surface exchange coefficient, k{sub chem}, which depends on adsorption, and oxygen chemical diffusion coefficient, {tilde D}{sub 0}, the parameters which are thought to describe the cathodic activation polarization (overall charge transfer) in mixed ionic electronic conducting (MIEC) cathodes. (3) The measurement of and K{sub chem} and {tilde D}{sub 0} on LSC by conductivity relaxation, as a function of temperature and oxygen partial pressure, p{sub O{sub 2}}. (4) Fabrication of YSZ electrolyte discs with patterned LSM and LSC electrodes with three-phase boundary (TPB) length, l{sub TPB}, varying between 50 and 1200 cm{sup -1}. (5) The measurement of charge transfer resistance, R{sub ct}, and estimation of the charge transfer resistivity, {rho}{sub ct}, as a function of temperature and p{sub O{sub 2}}, and the incorporation of the adsorption step in the analysis. (6) Preliminary cell tests with oxidants having different inert gas diluents; N{sub 2}, Ar, and CO{sub 2}. Dense samples of LSC of thickness as small as 150 microns were fabricated by sintering followed by grinding. Porous samples of LSC were also fabricated wherein the porosity was {approx}30%. Both samples were used in conductivity relaxation experiments. Analysis of data from the dense samples gives both and k{sub chem} and {tilde D}{sub 0}, while that of porous samples gives k{sub chem}. It was observed that at a given temperature, k{sub chem} increases with increasing p{sub O{sub 2}}, while the {tilde D}{sub 0} is essentially a constant. The dependence of k{sub chem} on p{sub O{sub 2}} is attributed to the adsorption step. It was also observed that the porous samples gave a more accurate measurement of k{sub chem}, as the data were not influenced by {tilde D}{sub 0}. By contrast, the results on dense samples were influenced by {tilde D}{sub 0}, especially at lower temperatures. It is thus concluded that the use of porous samples is preferred for the measurement of k{sub chem}. In the case of composite electrodes, such as LSM + YSZ, the relevant parameters are the {rho}{sub ct} (or R{sub ct}) and the ionic resistivity of YSZ {rho}{sub i}, where 1/{rho}{sub ct} is analogous to k{sub chem} and 1/{rho}{sub i} is analogous to {tilde D}{sub 0}. LSM patterned electrodes were deposited on YSZ discs using photomicrolithography. The R{sub ct} was measured as a function of temperature and p{sub O{sub 2}}using complex impedance techniques, on samples with l{sub TPB} varying between 50 and 1200 cm{sup -1}. The plot of 1/R{sub ct} vs. l{sub TPB} was linear, consistent with the occurrence of charge transfer at TPB. Also, the data plotted on the assumption of dissociative adsorption was consistent with the model. The significance of the role of adsorption is discussed. Similar results were observed with LSC, indicating a similar role of adsorption. In the case of LSC, however, a significant transport of oxygen also occurs through the dense part of the electrode. Preliminary work was conducted on the testing of button cells with mixtures of O{sub 2} + N{sub 2}, O{sub 2} + Ar, and O{sub 2} + CO{sub 2} as oxidants, wherein the p{sub O{sub 2}} was varied between {approx}0.05 and {approx}1.0 atm. As expected, the results showed that the higher the p{sub O{sub 2}}, the better was the performance. In pure oxygen, the maximum power density at 800 C was {approx}2.9 W/cm{sup 2}. However, in 5% O{sub 2}, it was {approx}0.6 W/cm{sup 2}. This difference is attributed to adsorption, indicating that both charge transfer and adsorption needs to be addressed in order to improve cathode performance at lower temperatures and under high oxidant utilization (in low p{sub O{sub 2}} atmospheres). Data at low current dens

Anil V. Virkar

2004-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

396

Credit crunch and loan acquisition concerns in a recessional economy: an empirical study  

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The first part of the paper explains the following notions: what a credit crunch is, causes of the credit crunch, current social issues related to the credit crunch, and effects that the credit crunch has had on the US economy. The second part entails ... Keywords: CRM, USA, United States, banking, banks, business strategies, consumer insolvency, credit cards, credit crunch, credit standards, customer behaviour, customer relationship management, data reduction, e-finance, economic recession, electronic finance, lending, loan acquisitions, purchases, purchasing patterns, recessional economies, social issues

Alan D. Smith

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

AIJ in the Non-Energy Sector in India: Opportunities and Concerns  

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energy requirement (through biogas systems) and electricitybioenergy technologies, biogas and producer gas systems,

Ravindranath, N.H.; Meili, Anandi; Anita, R.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Guidance Concerning Enforcement of EISA 2007 Standards Candelabra Base and Intermediate Base Lamps  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) imposed energy conservation standards for candelabra and intermediate base lamps, and those provisions became effective with the statute.

399

Observations concerning the quinol oxidation site of the cytochrome bc{sub 1} complex  

SciTech Connect

A direct hydrogen bond between ubiquinone/quinol bound at the QO site and a cluster-ligand histidine of the iron-sulfur protein (ISP) is described as a major determining factor explaining much experimental data on position of the ISP ectodomain, EPR lineshape and midpoint potential of the iron-sulfur cluster, and the mechanism of the bifurcated electron transfer from ubiquinol to the high and low potential chains of the bc1 complex.

Berry, Edward A.; Huang, Li-Shar

2003-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

400

Biofuels Analysis. Specific questions concerning the NGTDM may be addressed to:  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the United States Government. The views in this report therefore should not be construed as representing those of the Department of Energy or other Federal agencies.

Joe Benneche Ei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Communication in Healthcare: Opportunities for information technology and concerns for patient safety.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Understanding healthcare workflow is fundamental for design and implementation of information systems. Communication and information exchange between healthcare professionals plays a pivotal role in developing… (more)

Pirnejad, H.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Confidentiality Concerns Raised by DNA-Based Tests in the Market-Driven Managed Care Setting  

SciTech Connect

In a policy climate where incentives to cherry pick are minimized, Managed Care Organizations can implement practices that safeguard medical privacy to the extent that data is protected from falling into the hands of third parties who could misuse it to discriminate. To the extent that these practices have been codified into the regulatory Network of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Consumers may be able to rest easy about their genetic data being revealed to third parties who may discriminate. However, there are limitations to the use of policy instruments to prevent the discrimination of an entire genre of clients by market driven managed care organizations. Policy measures, to assure that knowledge of genetic conditions and their future costs would not be used by market driven managed care organizations to implement institutional policies and products that would implicitly discriminate against a genre of clients with genetic conditions, present difficulties.

Kotval, Jeroo S.

2006-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

403

Flawed Assumptions, Models and Decision Making: Misconceptions Concerning Human Elements in Complex System  

SciTech Connect

The history of high consequence accidents is rich with events wherein the actions, or inaction, of humans was critical to the sequence of events preceding the accident. Moreover, it has been reported that human error may contribute to 80% of accidents, if not more (dougherty and Fragola, 1988). Within the safety community, this reality is widely recognized and there is a substantially greater awareness of the human contribution to system safety today than has ever existed in the past. Despite these facts, and some measurable reduction in accident rates, when accidents do occur, there is a common lament. No matter how hard we try, we continue to have accidents. Accompanying this lament, there is often bewilderment expressed in statements such as, ''There's no explanation for why he/she did what they did''. It is believed that these statements are a symptom of inadequacies in how they think about humans and their role within technological systems. In particular, while there has never been a greater awareness of human factors, conceptual models of human involvement in engineered systems are often incomplete and in some cases, inaccurate.

FORSYTHE,JAMES C.; WENNER,CAREN A.

1999-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

404

Session: Why avian impacts are a concern in wind energy development  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This lunchtime session at the Wind Energy and Birds/Bats workshop consisted of one presentation followed by a discussion/question and answer period. The session provided a more detailed overview of the environmental community's perspective on wind power's impacts on birds. The presentation described how wind projects impact birds, detailing the species distribution of collisions at various sites around the US and discussing problems such as avoidance, habitat disturbance, and cumulative effects on populations. The presentation, ''Wind Turbines and Birds'', was given by Gerald Winegrad from the American Bird Conservancy.

Winegrad, Gerald

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

A three-pronged approach addressing capacity concerns in advanced turbine airfoil coatings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Following the tragedies of 9/11 in the United States and the ensuing down years for the aerospace industry, there are now signs of a comeback. This increase in demand is causing stress on the operations of many aerospace ...

Awbrey, Bret R. (Bret Robert)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Further Discussion of “Questions Concerning the Possible Influence of Anthropogenic CO2 on Atmospheric Temperature”  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The calculation by Newell and Dopplick (1979) of atmospheric temperature change due to CO2 doubling yielded such a small increase because the analysis was incomplete. In fact, the method of calculation is itself of questionable utility because it ...

Robert G. Watts

1982-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Climate Change Concerns and the Likely Impacts on Industrial Energy R&D  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Last December, US negotiators agreed to commit the U.S. to a binding target of reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 30% below business-as-usual (BAU) projections by 1990. Since U.S. Industry is responsible for more than 40% of GHG emissions, efforts to achieve this goal must involve industry. The most cost effective, politically acceptable and sustainable way to reduce GHGs is to invest in low or zero carbon generation technology and energy efficiency. Therefore, industry needs to begin to incorporate GHG emission reduction considerations into its R&D decision making processes. Recently, several industries have worked with government on developing technology roadmaps. This paper describes a structured systematic methodology for companies to develop technology road maps that include GHG emissions reduction goals. It includes a framework to include assessments of various energy generation and energy efficiency technology areas in determining optimum R&D priorities for various industries. It also provides for cross-industry partnerships involving the suppliers and service industries. It also allows consideration of related policy issues such as Clean Air Act implementation, electric utility restructuring and federal tax reform.

Foust, T. D.; Kaarsberg, T. M.

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Control strategies for mitigation of oil-shale-related-water quality concerns  

SciTech Connect

A comprehensive study of in situ retorting at the Logan Wash has indicated the importance of developing baseline information including raw shale characterization, the elucidation of mineralogical and chemical controls on trace element mobilities from shales subjected to in situ processing, and the research necessary to identify strategies for control of recognized environmental impacts. It is impossible to assess the magnitude of trace element releases to be expected from a commercial in situ facility once banks of retorts or the entire facility is abandoned and dewatering of the area is concluded. However, laboratory-scale studies can indeed identify the relative environmental acceptability of spent shale materials generated by in situ processing. In this research, an attempt was made to relate mineralogy and leaching behavior of field-generated materials with leachate composition and solution chemical processes. The interaction of these factors will ultimately affect the impact of in situ processing on surface and groundwater quality.

Peterson, E.J.; Wagner, P.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Ruling 1995-1; Ruling concerning 10 CFR Parts 830 and 835  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

NRC. 8 to DOE employees. 4 4 Section 830.4(b) states: With respect to a particular DOE nuclear facility, the contractor responsible for the design, construction, operation, or...

410

Numerical Experiments with a General Circulation Model Concerning the Distribution of Ozone in the Stratosphere  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Two experiments were performed with a nine-layer quasi-geostrophic spectral model to simulate the distribution of ozone below 60 km. Experiment I included thermal and orographic forcing of the planetary-scale waves while Experiment II did not ...

R. J. Kurzeja; K. V. Haggard; W. L. Grose

1984-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Public health issues in photovoltaic energy systems: An overview of concerns  

SciTech Connect

Photovoltaic cell fabrication facilities may adversely affect public health by emitting pollutants during routine operation or by accidental events. The most important hazards probably relate to accidental releases of toxic or flammable gases used in large quantities in thin-film photovoltaic cell production. The most efficient strategies for reducing gas risks is to choose material and process options which inherently possess small risks, and to prevent accident initiating events. If accidents do occur, strategies to prevent catastrophic releases, to control releases and to prevent public exposures to toxic agents become important. Prevention and mitigation of consequences form the final defensive barriers. Homeowners who have small decentralized arrays may be at increased risk to fire and electric shock hazards. Manufacturers should carefully consider design engineering measures to prevent events, to prevent exposures, and to prevent consequences. If industry approaches these issues and mitigation strategies in a systematic way, liability and risk to industry and to the public should be minimized. 18 refs., 1 fig., 5 tabs.

Moskowitz, P.D.; Fthenakis, V.M.; Hamilton, L.D.; Lee, J.C.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Framework for Identifying Key Environmental Concerns in Marine Renewable Energy Projects- Appendices  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The second methodology, Raptools, is a collaborative approach useful for evaluating multiple characteristi

Sharon Kramer; Mirko Previsic; Peter Nelson; Sheri Woo

2010-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

413

HESSD '98 17 Safety concerns at Ontario Hydro: The need for safety  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, there are several reasons indicating that the CANDU reactor is a very advanced design from a technological standpoint. First, the nuclear reaction in a CANDU reactor is inherently unstable, so engineers decided in the US. Second, the CANDU reactor has been designed in such a way that it can be refueled on-line, while

Lee, John D.

414

October 25, 2012 To whom it may concern, The Society of ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... developed and adopted a model, which is included in the “Curricula 2015,” to ... 4] is meant to be a standard for recommending curriculum topics and ...

2012-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

415

Survey of homeowners concerning home insulations: significant cross-tabulations. [Tables of data  

SciTech Connect

This report is one of several done under old Federal Energy Administration contracts under a program called Marketing and Education Research. The reports contribute to an understanding of consumer's attitudes, knowledge, and behavior regarding energy conservation and energy policy issues in general. This report consists entirely of tables of data.

1978-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Some theoretical results concerning O3-NOx-VOC chemistry and NOx-VOC indicators  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of modi®ed aircraft NOx emissions, a signi- ®cant reduction of the aircraft-induced NOx and ozone emissions are given in Fig. 6 for the reference year 1990. The reduction of the NOx perturbation is largest-day and future impact of NOx emissions 1073 #12;In July, a maximum reduction between 10 and 20 pptv is found

Sillman, Sanford

417

Industry-Utility Collaborative Efforts to Address Environmental Concerns- Dispatching for Localized NOx Reduction  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Environmental pressures are causing many companies to rethink how they do business. Like many other areas of the country, the Gulf Coast petrochemical corridors, including those served by Gulf States Utilities, are classified as non attainment for ozone. Some people believe this classification leads to a bad environmental image. Such an image stifles further economic development and forces existing industries to renovate or close. Sixty four industrial plants located near Baton Rouge were ordered by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to submit both short-term plans, which will be enforced this summer, and long- term plans to reduce ozone precursors. This paper describes a collaborative approach industry and the utility can use to help meet these objectives. The approach involves dispatching NOx-producing equipment (e.g., boilers and gas turbines) to achieve minimum NOx production during ozone alert periods and purchasing supplemental power under a special tariff to replace any loss in self-generated power.

Hamilton, D. E.; Helmick, R. W.; Lambert, W. J.

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Environmental concerns are driving the development of the welding processes and applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

: · Reduction of CO2 by 50 % per passenger-km in the long term · Reduction of NOX-gases by 20 % (80 %) in the short (long) term · Reduction of external noise by 4-5 dB (10 dB) in the short (long) term Similar grade steel) · Lower running cost 30 % · Reduction of CO2 emissions 15 % · Lower manufacturing cost 20

Cambridge, University of

419

Ubiquitous Computing Acceptance Model: end user concern about security, privacy and risk  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study integrates cognitive and affective attitudes as the primary factors of influence to formulate a Ubiquitous Computing Acceptance Model (UCAM), which is intended to predict whether potential users will accept ubiquitous computing (u-computing). ... Keywords: UCAM, behavioural intention, mobile communications, perceived ease of use, perceived risk, pervasive computing, privacy, security, trust, ubiquitous city, ubiquitous computing acceptance model, ubiquitous u-city, usefulness, user attitudes, user intentions

Dong-Hee Shin

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

The Role of Narcissism on Concerns for SNS Privacy: Vulnerable Narcissism in Threatening Situations.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This study aims to identify psychological factors that predict one’s likelihood to disengage with privacy-threatening activities on Social Networking Sites (SNS). Particularly, it pays special… (more)

Kwolek, Elizabeth A.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

at Western University With escalating concerns about global energy shortages and the impact of  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of knowledge related to renewable forms of energy, including solar and wind power, and biofuels. Western on fossil fuels. Wind Energy · WindEEEDome: the world's first hexagonal wind tunnel builds on expertise to maximize energy savings and production · Reduces energy losses caused by model uncertainty due to wind farm

Christensen, Dan

422

The Turning Point: Perceptions and Policies Concerning Communist China during the Kennedy Years  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

When analyzing the policies of the John F. Kennedy administration towards the People’s Republic of China, previous historians have focused on the lack of substantive change, emphasizing the continuity of action with the prior polices of the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration. At the same time, a number of historians have noted that it was during the years Kennedy was in office that a majority of the American people began viewing communist China as a greater threat to world peace than the Soviet Union. However, none have sought to explain this sizeable shift in public opinion, or analyze its potential impact on policy. This thesis incorporates archival materials with contemporary print and visual media to make a connection between the sources of public opinion shifts and a change in the assumptions upon which U.S. China policy was based. Almost from the moment the new president assumed office, Robert Komer at the National Security Council and Chester Bowles at the State Department began pushing for changes in China policy based on the assumptions that the communist regime was not a “passing phase,” would only become more powerful and over time constitute an inexorable greater threat to U.S. interests in Asia, and that rapprochement, rather than isolation, was the best means of ameliorating this threat. Together with James Thomson, Roger Hilsman, and eventually Walt Rostow, they pushed for the adoption of what A. Doak Barnett would later term “Containment Without Isolation.” While the Sino-Soviet split accentuated charges of Chinese anti-white racism and the Great Leap Forward reinforced the sense of Mao’s irrationality, the Sino-Indian War confirmed both rising Chinese power and their leadership’s capacity for rational calculation. Meanwhile, in the popular culture, particularly motion pictures, the Yellow Peril enjoyed a revival as Chinese villains stepped to the fore, beginning to free themselves of their Soviet masters. However, while foreign Chinese were feared as never before, Chinese in America gained new acceptance. Laying the groundwork for the next five decades of China policy and enemy images, Kennedy’s Thousand Days constituted a turning point.

Crean, Jeffrey 1977-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

A Dialogue Concerning Two World Systems: Info-Computational vs. Mechanistic  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The dialogue develops arguments for and against adopting a new world system, info-computationalist naturalism, that is poised to replace the traditional mechanistic world system. We try to figure out what the info-computational paradigm would mean, in particular its pancomputationalism. We make some steps towards developing the notion of computing that is necessary here, especially in relation to traditional notions. We investigate whether pancomputationalism can possibly provide the basic causal structure to the world, whether the overall research programme appears productive and whether it can revigorate computationalism in the philosophy of mind.

Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic; Vincent C. Mueller

2009-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

424

Some activities in the United States concerning the physics aspects of actinide waste recycling  

SciTech Connect

Reactor types being considered in the United States for the purpose of actinide waste recycling are discussed briefly. The reactor types include thermal reactors operating on the 3.3 percent $sup 235$U--$sup 238$U and the $sup 233$U--$sup 232$Th fuel cycles, liquid metal fast breeder reactors, reactors fueled entirely by actinide wastes, gaseous fuel reactors, and fusion reactors. Cross section measurements in progress or planned toward providing basic data for testing the recycle concept are also discussed. (auth)

Raman, S.

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Treatment Technology Summary For Critical Pollutants of Concern in Power Plant Wastewaters  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the most promising technologies available for the removal of aluminum, arsenic, boron, copper, mercury and selenium from power plant FGD wastewaters. Remediation of the high chloride levels in FGD waters is also discussed. The information for this technology summary stems from literature searches, technology supplier and vendor interviews and the authors' experience in power plant and other wastewater treatment systems. The report lists existing and potential technologies that meet...

2007-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

426

Fencing the open fields: empirical concerns on electronic institutions (invited paper)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The regulation of multiagent systems may be approached from different stand-points. In this paper I will take the perspective of using a certain type of devices, electronic institutions, to regulate agent interactions. Furthermore, in this paper I am ...

Pablo Noriega

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

REGULATORY GUIDE 8.13 (Draft was issued as DG-8014) INSTRUCTION CONCERNING PRENATAL RADIATION EXPOSURE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Inspection and Investigations, ” in Section 19.12, “Instructions to Workers, ” requires instruction in “the health protection problems associated with exposure to radiation and/or radioactive material, in precautions or procedures to minimize exposure, and in the purposes and functions of protective devices employed. ” The

unknown authors

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

AIJ in the Non-Energy Sector in India: Opportunities and Concerns  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and management staff Biomass feedstock supply arrangement:Biomass-based electricity, generated from a sustainable wood supply,supply system based largely on renewable sources of energy. In rural areas of India, sustainable biomass-

Ravindranath, N.H.; Meili, Anandi; Anita, R.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Introduction Numerical Analysis is concerned with the design and analysis of algorithms for solv-  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

computing could be regarded as a combination of modeling, visualization, and numerical analysis Quadratic formula (Solving ax2 + bx + c = 0) #12;· Mathematical Software and Environments Reliability, Accuracy, Portability Robustness, Efficiency, Maintainability Usability, Applicability Matlab, IMSL (PV

Chen, Chaur-Chin

430

Introduction Numerical analysis is concerned with the design and analysis of algorithms for solving  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

be regarded as a combination of modeling, visualization, and numerical analysis. In particular, it deals. · Sources of Approximation Modeling Empirical measurements Previous computations Discretization Truncation Quadratic formula (Solving ax2 + bx + c = 0) 1 #12;· Mathematical Software and Environments Reliability

Chen, Chaur-Chin

431

Android and iOS users' differences concerning security and privacy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We compare Android and iOS users according to their demographic differences, security and privacy awareness, and reported behavior when installing apps. We present an exploratory study based on an online survey with more than 700 German students and ... Keywords: android, ios, iphone, personal data, privacy awareness, security awareness, smartphone

Zinaida Benenson; Freya Gassmann; Lena Reinfelder

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Public opinion in Cobb Valley concerning geothermal development in Lake County, California  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In the Spring of 1975 the Friends of Cobb, a local environmental group, polled the registered voters of the Cobb Valley precinct, Lake County, California, about their opinions regarding the development of geothermal energy in Lake County. Sixty-five percent of those polled responded, and an analysis of their responses indicates the following: (1) The people of the Cobb Valley (which lies directly in the path of geothermal development) are rather less pleased with the prospect than a previous poll has shown the people of Lake County as a whole to be. As measured by an index of general support for development, one-third of the Cobb people are for development, one-third are against, and the remaining third are undecided or have mixed feelings. (Countywide, nearly two-thirds support development.) (2) Support for and opposition to geothermal development correlate most highly with the perception of environmental impacts, the expectation of economic benefits in the form of increased job opportunities and tax revenues, and size of land holdings. (3) Among those who own more than ten acres of land, the willingness to lease land for geothermal development correlates most highly with the perception of environmental impacts.

Vollintine, L.; Weres, O.

1976-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

proposes to amend its Trade Regulation Rule Concerning the Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation (‘‘Rvalue  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rule’ ’ or ‘‘Rule’’) to streamline and increase the benefits of the Rule to consumers and sellers, minimize its costs, and respond to the development and utilization of new technologies to make American homes more energy efficient and less costly to heat and cool. This document provides background on the R-value Rule and this proceeding; proposes amendments to recognize technological advances in R-value testing and specimen preparation procedures, and to clarify, streamline, and improve the Rule’s requirements; and discusses public comments

Proposed Rule

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Safety basis for selected activities in single-shell tanks with flammable gas concerns. Revision 1  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This is full revision to Revision 0 of this report. The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of analyses done to support activities performed for single-shell tanks. These activities are encompassed by the flammable gas Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ). The basic controls required to perform these activities involve the identification, elimination and/or control of ignition sources and monitoring for flammable gases. Controls are implemented through the Interim Safety Basis (ISB), IOSRs, and OSDs. Since this report only provides a historical compendium of issues and activities, it is not to be used as a basis to perform USQ screenings and evaluations. Furthermore, these analyses and others in process will be used as the basis for developing the Flammable Gas Topical Report for the ISB Upgrade.

Schlosser, R.L.

1996-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

435

State of Knowledge Concerning Fuel Impacts on SCR Performance and Longevity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems will be installed on about 100,000 MW of U.S. coal-fired generating capacity by 2004. Because the investment in capital, maintenance, and operation of SCR reactors will be the largest for any nitrogen oxides (NOx) control strategies implemented to date, many technical issues and economic factors are under active investigation to ensure the lowest compliance cost. This report summarizes the state of knowledge on deactivation of SCR catalysts caused by known pois...

2002-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

436

"The Stars Tonight" LIVE Planetarium Show  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Visiting the National Air and Space Museum The Explore the Universe Gallery is devoted to Astronomy://www.nasm.si.edu/research/ceps/research/research.cfm · Space History: http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/dsh/research.cfm Post-Visit Discussion Points to Align good for helping visitors discover their powers of (averted) vision; using averted vision can help

Mathis, Wayne N.

437

ORNL/TM-2010/87  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

falls to the SRA. For the nuclear industry to reap the benefits of SBD (i.e., avoided costs and averted schedule slippages), designersoperators should work closely with the...

438

Taking ad-Vantage of lax advertising regulation in the USA and Canada: Reassuring and distracting health-concerned smokers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

tid/cvt04f00. Shackelford, R.E. (1972). ""Candid"" CampaignReynolds, date unknown; Shackelford, 1972). These text-heavy

Anderson, Stacey J; Pollay, Richard W; Ling, Pamela M

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Findings and views concerning the exemption of kerojet fuels from the mandatory petroleum allocation and price regulations  

SciTech Connect

Presented are DOE's findings and views with respect to the exemption of kerosene-base jet fuel (kerojet) from the Mandatory Petroleum Allocation and Price Regulations (10 CFR, Parts 210, 211, and 212) a section of which requires that any amendment submitted to the Congress for the purpose of exempting a petroleum product or refined product category from regulation be supported with certain findings and DOE views on a variety of matters related to the exemption. Section 102 of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA), Public Law 94-385, requires separate submissions to the Congress of energy actions exempting a refined product category from both price and allocation provisions of DOE regulations, but it does permit the DOE to submit concurrently separate energy actions proposing price and allocation exemptions. Based on an analysis of historic and projected supply, demand, and price trends, the DOE has concluded that allocation and price controls are no longer necessary for kerojet fuel and that exemption of kerojet fuel will be consistent with the attainment, to the maximum extent practicable, of the objectives specified in Section 4 (b) (1) of the EPAA.

1978-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Findings and views concerning the exemption of aviation gasoline from the mandatory petroleum allocation and price regulations  

SciTech Connect

Presented are DOE's findings and views with respect to its proposal to exempt aviation gasoline from the Mandatory Petroleum Allocation and Price Regulations (10 CFR, Parts 210, 211, and 212), an added section of which requires that any amendment submitted to the Congress for the purpose of exempting a petroleum product or refined product category from regulation be supported with certain findings and views on a variety of matters related to the exemption. Section 102 of the Energy Conservation and Production Act (ECPA), Public Law 94-385 (August 14, 1976), requires separate submissions to the Congress of energy actions exempting a refined product category from both price and allocation provisions of the DOE regulations, but it does permit separate energy actions exempting a product from price and allocation regulations to be submitted concurrently. Based on an analysis of historic and projected supply, demand, and price trends, the DOE has concluded that allocation and price controls are no longer necessary for aviation gasoline and that its exemption in addition to satisfying the other requisite criteria of Section 12 of the EPAA, will be consistent with the attainment of the objectives specified in Section 4 (b)(1) of the EPAA. Accordingly, the DOE is submitting concurrently to the Congress in accordance with the provisions of Section 12 of the EPAA, Section 551 of the EPCA, and Section 102 of the ECPA, two energy actions to exempt aviation gasoline from allocation and price controls.

1978-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

Classification of ITER Tokamak Cooling Water System in Accordance with French Regulations Concerning Pressure and Nuclear Pressure Equipment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Safety & Environment / Proceedings of the Nineteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE) (Part 2)

Fan Li; Vladimir Barabash; Warren Curd; Giovanni Dell'Orco; Babulal Gopalapillai; Keun-Pack Chang; Steve Ployhar; Fabio Somboli

442

Any correspondence concerning this service should be sent to the repository administrator: staff-oatao@inp-toulouse.fr  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Transforming XML Schema to OWL Using Patterns Ivan Bedini, Christopher Matheus, Peter F. Patel Handbook: Theory, Implementation, Applications. Cambridge University Press, 2003. [3] Bedini, I. Deriving of Versailles, France. January, 2010. Retrieved April 15, 2011 http://bivan.free.fr/Janus/Docs/PhD_Report_IvanBedini

Mailhes, Corinne

443

Any correspondence concerning this service should be sent to the repository administrator: staff-oatao@inp-toulouse.fr  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, a natural gas component, hence a non-renewable energy. Ethanol, and particularly bioethanol from sugar cane of these parameters is able to represent the evolution of the reaction media composition function of time for five

Mailhes, Corinne

444

Concerns About Climate Change Mitigation Projects: Summary of Findings from Case Studies in Brazil, India, Mexico, and South Africa  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

forests. Reduced air pollution; land reclamation. Reducedimprovements. Reduced air pollution. Land reclamation via

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Any correspondence concerning this service should be sent to the repository administrator: staff-oatao@inp-toulouse.fr  

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high temperature and high mechanical stress and, in saline atmospheres, stress corrosion cracking (SCC of high mechanical stress and saline atmo- sphere (Fig. 1), stress corrosion cracking (SCC) can occur is with TURBOMECA-Groupe SNECMA, 64511 Bordes, France. Keywords: saline atmosphere, hot salt stress corrosion

446

Studies and research concerning BNFP design and construction of a spent-fuel disassembly/encapsulation system  

SciTech Connect

Commercial light water power reactor operation in the United States is developing a cumbersome inventory of spent fuel. Systems for interim storage and handling of this fuel are being developed by the Federal Government and industry. Disassembly and canning of the spent fuel elements is one of these systems. It has the potential to double the storage capacity of a prereprocessing storage facility or to triple the capacity of conventional shipping casks. Prototype equipment and controls required to perform this operation in a dry environment have been primarily designed and fabricated at the Barnwell Nuclear Fuel Plant (BNFP). Ridihalgh, Eggers, and Associates have provided design support and fabrication of the control system. This system is capable of extracting and canning the fuel pins and compacting the nonfuel-bearing components of spent fuel assemblies at processing rates of 10 to 12 assemblies per day. The process also provides the potential for enhanced inspection and assay of spent fuel by reducing the interference encountered from the high gamma fields of the nonfuel bearing hardware.

Dabolt, R.J.

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Determining teachers’ behaviors concerning the NCTM standards in low and high performing rural high schools in Kansas.  

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??This study was designed to investigate teaching practices of mathematics teachers in rural high schools in Kansas in the context of the NCTM Principles and… (more)

Young, Lanee

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

With escalating concerns about global energy shortages and the impact of human activity on ecosystems, a great deal of attention  

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biogas facility in Ilderton, Ontario as well as the Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR) at Western's field station. The biogas facility will be equipped with a biodigester system

Ma, Bin

449

With escalating concerns about global energy shortages and the impact of human activity on ecosystems, a great deal of attention  

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Initiative, which involves building a new biogas facility in Ilderton, Ontario, as well as the Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources (ICFAR) atWestern's field station. The biogas facility

Ma, Bin

450

Abstract--Increasing concerns about energy security and reliability are intensifying the interest in microgrid and vehicle-  

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Engineering. Benjamin has worked at Texas Utilities as a distribution engineer and at the Public Service Co. John worked at Public Service Co of New Mexico and Plains Electric G&T Cooperative as a substation. Publications include research centered on composite insulators, the CERTS Microgrid and future work dealing

Hiskens, Ian A.

451

PRICE 9S. 6d. NETExperiments Concerning the Effect of Trailing, Edge Thickness on Blade Loss and  

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Theoretical assessments of the influence of trailing-edge thickness on turbine blade loss coefficients are reviewed and compared with the results of a cascade tunnel investigation. Tests on a single-stage turbine indicate that efficiency is much more sensitive to stator blade trailing-edge thickness than simple estimates woul d indicate, but rotor blade thickness effects on efficiency are in line with simple prediction.

Turbine Stage Efficiency; I. H. Johnston; D. C. Dransfield; D. J. Fullbrook; Turbine Stage Efficiency; I. H. Johnston; D. C. Dransfield; D. J. Fullbrook

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

The Old Saxon Leipzig Heliand manuscript fragment (MS L): New evidence concerning Luther, the poet, and Ottonian heritage  

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Bildungspolitik und Pädagogik. Hrsg. von der Kommission für1. Halbbd. (1132 bis 1300). Hrsg. von der HistorischenAlthochdeutsch/Neuhochdeutsch. Hrsg. , Hrsg. , überstzt. ,

Price, Timothy Blaine

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Wind Measurement and Archival under the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS): User Concerns and Opportunity for Improvement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Weather Service, as a part of its modernization effort, is implementing the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS). Much discussion has occurred about various aspects of ASOS versus the current system of manual and automated ...

Mark D. Powell

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Prospects for application of US shale gas technology in Eastern Europe : legal, economic and environmental concerns Poland vs. Ukraine  

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It is obvious to everybody today that energy is a very important strategic element of the countries' economy. Continuously growing population and industrial sectors demand more and more energy for successful development ...

Alexeyev, Yevgeniy

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

An Act Concerning the Recycling of Organic Materials by Certain Food Wholesalers, Manufacturers, Supermarkets, and Conference Centers (Connecticut)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This Act requires all commercial food wholesalers and distributors, industrial food manufacturers, and resource and conservation centers that generate at least 104 tons of organic waste each year...

456

Rupp et al. Reply: In his Comment [1], J. E. Moussa (JEM) raises concerns regarding the accuracy of our re-  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, Illinois 60439, USA Received 30 Computing Facility at Argonne National Laboratory, and is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Basic. Discussions with K. Hansen are greatly acknowledged. This research used resources of the Argonne Leadership

457

Concerning the Measurement and Magnitude of Heat, Water Vapor, and Carbon Dioxide Exchange from a Semiarid Grassland  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Grassland environments constitute approximately 40% of the earth’s vegetated surface, and they play a key role in a number of processes linking the land surface with the atmosphere. To investigate these linkages, a variety of techniques, ...

Joseph G. Alfieri; Peter D. Blanken; David Smith; Jack Morgan

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Associate degree coal mining technology programs in Illinois community colleges: perceptions of the graduates concerning the effectiveness of their preparation  

SciTech Connect

This study determined the perceptions of Illinois community college graduates of mining technology associate degree programs for the period May 1974 to May 1980. The three community colleges offering the programs were Rend Lake College, Southeastern Illinois College, and Wabash Valley College. A questionnaire was formulated and mailed in the Fall of 1981 to the subject graduates and (with two follow-ups) achieved a 53.0% response rate, or 283 of the 534 graduates with current addresses. (Of the total 634 graduates, 100 questionnaires were not deliverable by the post office). Based upon the analysis of data related to the research questions of the study, certain conclusions were drawn, namely: 1) the curriculum content, instructional quality, and facilities were at an acceptable level for the preparation of coal mining technology students; and 2) the Illinois associate degree coal mining technology programs have been functional in preparing students for mining careers.

Heaton, E.R.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Any correspondence concerning this service should be sent to the repository administrator: staff-oatao@inp-toulouse.fr  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-based nanolubricants. In: Martin, J.M., Ohmae, N. (eds.) Nanolubricants, pp. 93­147.. Tribology SeriesWiley, New York

460

Abstract--This paper is concerned about the analysis of network observability and phasor measurement unit (PMU)  

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measurement unit (PMU) placement when using a mixed measurement set. The measurements will include by phasor measurement units. The observability analysis is followed by an optimal meter placement strategy for the PMUs. Index Terms--State estimation, network observability, meter placement, phasor measurement units

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461

Project Financial Summary Report Concerning Financing Surface Facilities for a 50 Megawatt Geothermal Electric Power Plant Facility in Utah  

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This report summarizes the economic and financial conditions pertaining to geothermal electric power plant utilization of geothermal fluids produced from the Roosevelt Hot springs area of Utah. The first year of electric power generation is scheduled to be 1982. The non-resource facilities will be called ''surface facilities'' and include the gathering system, the power plant, the substation, and the injection system.

1978-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

462

District Date(s) Tribe(s) State(s) Program/Project Tribal Issues/Concerns Status Lakes & Rivers  

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.................................................................19 Blackfeet Tribal Education Grant

US Army Corps of Engineers

463

A Green Technology for the Production of Biofuels . The past several decades have been demarcated by growing concerns about  

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- propagating photolysis and probe laser beams, each gener- ated by separate excimer pumped tunable dye laser the excimer pumped dye laser system (i.e., -2 vs -0.5 cm-I ). Probe radiation in the range ..1.=220-230 nm of the jet and of the laser beams. The photomultiplier tube (PMT) signal is digitized by a digital storage

Appanna, Vasu

464

Socio-political structure and concerns of offshore charter and party boat operators in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas  

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In the summer of 1998, 117 person to person interviews were conducted from a random sample of charter boats and from an entire population of party boats operating in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. Due to the single ownership of multiple boats, these were collapsed into 105 operational cases. Field observation notes and interviews were analyzed according to content analysis techniques. From this, 105 operational profiles emerged. Additional in-depth interviews were conducted and similarly analyzed, with 5 cases distributed regionally. These were selected on the basis of official capacity in representing other charter and party boat operators in fisheries organizations. This research focuses on the identity of this group of "fishermen", their motivations for being charter and party boat operators and their various styles of doing fishing. Four main types of "fishermen"/fishing operations are identified from characteristic trends that emerge out of the data, leading to a separation between types that are dependent on the fisheries for their livelihoods (called Core "fishermen") and types that are not dependent on the fisheries for their livelihoods (called Periphery "fishermen"). Issues of political contention to charter and party boat operators are explored from a structural perspective of existing fisheries management, and management ideology and practice, within the historical context of National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the Gulf of Mexico Regional Council.

Norris-Raynbird, Carla

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Usability concerns in GIS development for a wider user-base - A qualitative usability research in Swedish municipal infrastructure.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??We now live in a society where communicating is done mostly through computer-technology based mediums. In Swedish municipal infrastructure a lot of the communication-data consists… (more)

Svanberg, Daniel

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Any correspondence concerning this service should be sent to the repository administrator: staff-oatao@inp-toulouse.fr  

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gas component, hence a non- renewable energy. Ethanol and particularly bioethanol from sugar cane, sugar beet or corn is preferable to methanol due to its superior dissolving power for vegetable oils-9] can affect the process. This transesterification leads to high conversion of triglycerides (TG

Mailhes, Corinne

467

Any correspondence concerning this service should be sent to the repository administrator: staff-oatao@inp-toulouse.fr  

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, and particularly bioethanol from sugar cane, sugar beet or corn, is preferable to methanol due to its superior) can affect the process. This trans- esterification leads to high conversion of triglycerides (TG, which involves a faster conversion of triglycerides and thus an increase of their transfer rate

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

468

Any correspondence concerning this service should be sent to the repository administrator: staff-oatao@inp-toulouse.fr  

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and particularly bioethanol from sugar cane, sugar beet or corn is preferable to methanol due to its superior ratio, or temperature [3, 7-9] can affect the process. This transesterification leads to high conversion content is 1.8% and 6.2% for respectively the 45.4 and 6.0 ratios. Hence, the conversion of reaction

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

469

Meeting Concerning Potential Test Procedures and Energy Conservation Standards for Set-Top Boxes and Network Equipment  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

In compliance with the Department of Energy’s guidance on ex parte communications (74 Fed. Reg. 52795 (Oct. 14, 2009)), this memorandum provides a summary of a March 7, 2012, meeting with DOE...

470

Project Financial Summary Report Concerning Financing Surface Facilities for a 50 Megawatt Geothermal Electric Power Plant Facility in Utah  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the economic and financial conditions pertaining to geothermal electric power plant utilization of geothermal fluids produced from the Roosevelt Hot springs area of Utah. The first year of electric power generation is scheduled to be 1982. The non-resource facilities will be called ''surface facilities'' and include the gathering system, the power plant, the substation, and the injection system.

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1978-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

471

Revised ROD for FEIS on Proposed Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy Concerning Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel (  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

720 720 Federal Register / Vol. 61, No. 144 / Thursday, July 25, 1996 / Notices 1995 (44 U. S. C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Director of the Information Resources Group publishes this notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection,

472

Any correspondence concerning this service should be sent to the repository administrator: staff-oatao@inp-toulouse.fr  

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sion's program for nearly a century. The new US. Fish Commission not only gave American fish culture major monograph on the men- Woods Hole Station. This would eventu plete with a windmill for pumping

Mailhes, Corinne

473

Concerns About Climate Change Mitigation Projects: Summary of Findings from Case Studies in Brazil, India, Mexico, and South Africa  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to Promote Energy-Efficient Residential Lighting in Mexico.veri~ energy and carbon savings. In Mexico, the evaluationand energy, projects. Indi~ South Africa and Mexico have

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

ZOPF GmbH | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

ZOPF GmbH ZOPF GmbH Jump to: navigation, search Name ZOPF GmbH Place Vehlow, Germany Zip 16866 Sector Biomass, Solar, Wind energy Product Project developer and operator with wind, solar and biomass concerns. Coordinates 53.010849°, 12.32692° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":53.010849,"lon":12.32692,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

475

Clean Energy States Alliance CESA | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

States Alliance CESA States Alliance CESA Jump to: navigation, search Name Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) Place Montpelier, Vermont Zip VT 05602 Product CESA is an association of States concerned about sustainable energy use which takes leadership in joint green energy projects. Coordinates 37.818657°, -77.683392° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.818657,"lon":-77.683392,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

476

Synthetic fuels: Status of the Great Plains coal gasification project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sponsors of the Great Plains coal gasification project in North Dakota defaulted on a federal loan in the amount of $1.54 billion. The Department of Energy has obtained title to the Great Plains project and is evaluating proposals from investment banking-type companies to assist it in selling the plant and its assets. This fact sheet highlights recent legal action concerning gas purchase agreements and mortgage foreclosure; the status of the project's sponsors' outstanding liability; DOE's progress in evaluating its options; revenue, expense, production, and plant employment data; capital improvement projects; and plant maintenance issues.

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1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Operator Manual  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Pressing the 'Defaults' button will restore the default choice of X-ray lines ... These defaults are based on an accelerating voltage of 20kV and a 20keV ...

2013-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

478

diff -crN oommf-1.1a0/CHANGES oommf/CHANGES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... below). This field is optional; Default is fast. # (FFT) pipe model. ... below). This field is optional; Default is fast. # (FFT) pipe model. ...

479

Life Cycle Regulation of Transportation Fuels: Uncertainty and its Policy Implications  

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62 Default ethanol biorefineries modeled in GREET. Energyethanol facility. Corn biorefineries are generally built5.1: Default ethanol biorefineries modeled in GREET. Energy

Plevin, Richard Jay

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

A new magnetic field integral measurement system  

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and the Default. The Default copy is read only. Each copy contains, among others, the motor velocities, accelerations, voltage amplification 6 ANLAPSTB-49 and system...

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481

E, The Subcontractor shall include the substance of this clause...  

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defaults in performing this subcontract and fails to cure the default within ten (10) days (unless extended by the NREL Subcontract Administrator) after receiving a...

482

Enforcement Guidance Supplement 03-01, Supplemental Guidance Concerning the Factual Bases for Issuing Consent Orders Pursuant to 10 CFR 820.23  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Enforcement Guidance Supplement Enforcement Guidance Supplement EGS: 03-01 Appendix E-Operational Procedures for Enforcement Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 July 21, 2003 MEMORANDUM FOR: DOE PAAA COORDINATORS CONTRACTOR PAAA COORDINATORS

483

Combined analysis of solar neutrino and solar irradiance data: further evidence for variability of the solar neutrino flux and its implications concerning the solar core  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A search for any particular feature in any single solar neutrino dataset is unlikely to establish variability of the solar neutrino flux since the count rates are very low. It helps to combine datasets, and in this article we examine data from both the Homestake and GALLEX experiments. These show evidence of modulation with a frequency of 11.85 yr-1, which could be indicative of rotational modulation originating in the solar core. We find that precisely the same frequency is prominent in power spectrum analyses of the ACRIM irradiance data for both the Homestake and GALLEX time intervals. These results suggest that the solar core is inhomogeneous and rotates with sidereal frequency 12.85 yr-1. We find, by Monte Carlo calculations, that the probability that the neutrino data would by chance match the irradiance data in this way is only 2 parts in 10,000. This rotation rate is significantly lower than that of the inner radiative zone (13.97 yr-1) as recently inferred from analysis of Super-Kamiokande data, suggesting that there may be a second, inner tachocline separating the core from the radiative zone. This opens up the possibility that there may be an inner dynamo that could produce a strong internal magnetic field and a second solar cycle.

P. A. Sturrock

2008-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

484

Notwithstanding our concerns for reliability, the Energy Commission supports efforts to reduce the impacts of once-through cooling on marine and estuarine  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

cooling towers and half of the projects under licensing review at the Energy Commission are using recycled to reduce the impacts of once-through cooling on marine and estuarine environments in California. In our the federal Clean Water Act section 316(b) Phase II rule regulating cooling water intakes for existing, large

485

es of special conc e special concern (GSC), protected (P), or gered (E) in Idaho; species con ed (E), threatened (T), or protected (P) by  

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T3 Purple martin PProgne subis Red-naped sapsucker alis P T5Sphyrapicus nuch Red-necked grebe PPodiceps grisegena Red-tailed hawk Buteo jamaicensis P P Ring-billed gull Larus delawarensis P Rough-faced ibis Plegadis chihi P P T4 White-headed woodpecker atus SC/P P T4 SPicoides albolarv White-winged

486

Quelques prcisions concernant les cours au choix. En plus des cours obligatoires (OB) et des cours option (OP), les programmes de premier  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1215 - Civilisation espagnole ITL1120 - Introduction à la culture italienne Linguistique LNG1955 - Notions générales de linguistique LNG2011 - Courants théoriques en linguistique Littérature comparée LCO

Parrott, Lael

487

Organological geopolitics and the Balaban of Azerbaijan: comparative musical dialogues concerning a double-reed aerophone of the post-Soviet Caucasus.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This dissertation is about the power of sound, how sound influences and is influenced by emotion, how emotion influences national politics, and how those politics… (more)

Kipp, Natasha

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Revision to the Record of Decision for the Proposed Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy Concerning Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel (DOE/EIS-218) (7/19/00)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

767 767 Federal Register / Vol. 65, No. 139 / Wednesday, July 19, 2000 / Notices The office is located in the Pentagon which is guarded. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: Records are kept until the person is deceased or the person seeks removal of information, whichever is sooner. SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: Chief of Naval Operations (N09BC), 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350-2000. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Chief of Naval Operations (N09BC), 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, DC 20350-2000. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Chief of Naval

489

Investigation of the radiological safety concerns and medical history of the late Joseph T. Harding, former employee of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant  

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An ex-employee's claims that inadequate enforcement of radiation safety regulations allowed excess radiation exposure thereby causing his deteriorating health was not substantiated by a thorough investigation.

Vallario, E J

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Concerning the White Dwarf Cooling Age of M4: A Response to the Paper by De Marchi et al. on "A Different Interpretation of Recent HST Observations"  

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We respond to the paper by De Marchi, Paresce, Straniero and Moroni (2003) on the white dwarf cooling age of M4. The authors question the data analysis and interpretation that led to the conclusions in Hansen et al. (2002). In their paper, De Marchi et al. are unable to obtain photometry as deep as ours from the same data set and therefore assert that only a lower limit to the white dwarf cooling age for this cluster of approximately 9 Gyr can be obtained. In this short contribution we show that shortcomings in the data analysis and reduction techniques of De Marchi et al. are responsible for their inability to reach the photometry limits that our study reports. In a forthcoming paper in which the complete techniques for age determination with white dwarfs are laid out, we demonstrate that their method of fitting the luminosity function gives a spuriously low white dwarf cooling age.

H. B. Richer; J. Brewer; G. G. Fahlman; J. Kalirai; P. B. Stetson; B. M. S. Hansen; R. M. Rich; R. A. Ibata; B. K. Gibson; M. Shara

2004-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

491

Selected antecedents of customer loyalty within a restaurant loyalty program: Perceived control, privacy concern, perceived value of a loyalty program, and willingness to disclose information.  

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??The objectives of this study were to examine a conceptual model of information disclose and customer loyalty with respect to the sensitive level of information,… (more)

Lee, Hee Seok

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Study concerning the utilization of the ocean spreading center environment for the conversion of biomass to a liquid fuel. (Includes Appendix A: hydrothermal petroleum genesis). [Supercritical water  

SciTech Connect

This document contains a report on the feasibility of utilizing energy obtained from ocean spreading centers as process heat for the conversion of municipal solid wastes to liquid fuels. The appendix contains a paper describing hydrothermal petroleum genesis. Both have been indexed separately for inclusion in the Energy Data Base. (DMC)

Steverson, M.; Stormberg, G.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Examining Potential Demographic Trends in the Opinions of Undergraduate Journalism Professors Concerning the Topic of Technological and Traditional Journalism Skills and Theories.  

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??This study examined demographics and characteristics of journalism professors and administrators to find potential trends in opinion of the importance of technologically based journalism skills… (more)

Riley, Jeffrey K.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Geothermal resources of the Texas Gulf Coast: environmental concerns arising from the production and disposal of geothermal waters. Geological circular 76-7  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Disposal and temporary surface storage of spent geothermal fluids and surface subsidence and faulting are the major environmental problems that could arise from geopressured geothermal water production. Geopressured geothermal fluids are moderately to highly saline and may contain significant amounts of boron. Disposal of hot saline geothermal water in subsurface saline aquifers will present the least hazard to the environment. It is not known, however, whether the disposal of as much as 54,000 m/sup 3/ of spent fluids per day into saline aquifers at the production site is technically or economically feasible. If saline aquifers adequate for fluid disposal cannot be found, geothermal fluids may have to be disposed of by open watercourses, canals, and pipelines to coastal bays on the Gulf of Mexico. Overland flow or temporary storage of geothermal fluids may cause negative environmental impacts. As the result of production of large volumes of geothermal fluid, reservoir pressure declines may cause compaction of sediments within and adjacent to the reservoir. The amount of compaction depends on pressure decline, reservoir thickness, and reservoir compressibility. The magnitude of environmental impact of subsidence and fault activation varies with current land use. Geothermal resource production facilities on the Gulf Coast of Texas could be subject to a series of natural hazards: (1) hurricane- or storm-induced flooding, (2) winds from tropical storms, (3) coastal erosion, or (4) expansive soils. None of these hazards is generated by geothermal resource production, but each has potential for damaging geothermal production and disposal facilities that could, in turn, result in leakage of hot saline geothermal fluids.

Gustavson, T.C.; Kreitler, C.W.

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

Concerns raised over proposed changes to regulation in the NHS Plans to reform the NHS by using patient choice to improve quality and promote  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

recent White Paper ,,Liberating the NHS aim to use patient choice between GPs and between secondary practices, and the limited safeguards envisaged against anti-competitive behaviour. Prof Lyons added: "There ,,Regulating Healthcare Providers, part of the public consultation on implementation of proposals in the White

Feigon, Brooke

496

Record of Communication Concerning Ceiling Fan and Ceiling Fan Light Kit Framework Document—Docket No. EERE-2012-BT-STD-0045  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This memo provides an overview of communications made to DOE staff on the subject of possible changes to standards and test procedures for ceiling fans and ceiling fan light kits.

497

Toxicological benchmark for screening of potential contaminants of concern for effects on aquatic biota on the Oak Ridge Reservation, Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Environmental Restoration Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

One of the initial stages in ecological risk assessment of hazardous waste sites is the screening of contaminants to determine which of them are worthy of further consideration. This report presents potential screening benchmarks for protection of aquatic life from contaminants in water. Because there is no guidance for screening benchmarks, a set of alternative benchmarks is presented here. The alternative benchmarks are based on different conceptual approaches to estimating concentrations causing significant effects. To the extent that toxicity data are available, this report presents the alternative benchmarks for chemicals that have been detected on the Oak Ridge Reservation. It also presents the data used to calculate the benchmarks, and the sources of the data. It compares the benchmarks and discusses their relative conservatism and utility.

Suter, G.W. II; Futrell, M.A.; Kerchner, G.A.

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Material Reliability Program Technical Basis Document Concerning Irradiation-Induced Stress Relaxation and Void Swelling in Pressuri zed Water Reactor Vessel Internals Components (MRP-50)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Irradiation-induced swelling and irradiation-enhanced stress relaxation are two potential degradation mechanisms that could affect reactor vessel (RV) core internals components in pressurized water reactors (PWRs). This report describes current knowledge of these two potential degradation mechanisms, available relevant data and known functional relationships, and a qualitative assessment of these two mechanisms' combined and separate effects on PWR internals components.

2001-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

499

Stat 511 MS Exam, Spring 2003 Page 1 of 3 This question concerns several analyses of a small set of data on the operation of a Butane  

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of data on the operation of a Butane Hydrogenolysis Reactor. The response variable percent conversion (cc/sec at STP) feed ratio (Hydrogen/Butane) the reactor wall temperature ( F) flow ratio temp

Vardeman, Stephen B.

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Private Landowners and Public Access in the Northern Forest: An Analysis of Landowner Liability Concerns and Other Characteristics That Influence Posting.  

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??The Northern Forest spans across four New England states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York) and is the largest expanse of contiguous forestland east… (more)

Utley, Lindsay

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