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1

Essays in unemployment insurance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis consists of three essays that examine household responses to state unemployment insurance (UI) generosity across spells of unemployment, with a particular emphasis on the role of liquidity constraints. Enacted ...

Brown, David Walton

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Climatological Data in Weather Insurance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

There are three major types of crop-related weather insurance: hail, all perlis, and rain insurance. The development of rates is an exercise in applied climatology, and the importance of the historical data selected for assessing risk (and ...

Stanley A. Changnon; Joyce M. Changnon

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Slavery, Insurance, and Sacrifice in the Black  

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__ ls __ le __ ll 167 CHAPTER 9 Slavery, Insurance, and Sacrifice in the Black Atlantic TIM;Slavery, Insurance, and Sacrifice in the Black Atlantic · 169 __ ls __ le __ ll residence, age and quality as 1781, it is by analogy with ransom provisions that the French began to insure the lives of "black

Sheldon, Nathan D.

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Essays on Weather Indexed Insurance and Energy Use in Mexico  

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Indexed Insurance and Energy Use in Mexico by Alan Fuchs AIndexed Insurance and Energy Use in Mexico Copyright 2011 byIndexed Insurance and Energy Use in Mexico by Alan Fuchs

Fuchs, Alan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Urban Homeowners Insurance Markets in Texas: A Search for Redlining  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

There has been a continuing debate in Texas and other states about the availability and cost of home insurance to residents of inner city and minority neighborhoods. Consumer and community advocates contend that insurers

Robert W. Klein; Martin F. Grace

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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State of the art tutorial I: simulation modeling for finance and insurance: applications of simulation models in finance and insurance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We describe a number of applications of simulation methods to practical problems in finance and insurance. The first entails the simulation of a two-stage model of a property-casualty insurance operation. The second application simulates the operation ...

Thomas N. Herzog; Graham Lord

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Essays on Weather Indexed Insurance and Energy Use in Mexico  

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Multipliers: PROCAMPO in Mexico”, World Development Vol. 29,a Randomized Experiment in Mexico". Yale University, workingIndex Insurance: The Case of Mexico. ” American Journal of

Fuchs, Alan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Overview of mine subsidence insurance programs in the United States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Research performed by the U.S. insurance industry has determined that mine subsidence is uninsurable. Consequently, the insurance industry has decided not to voluntarily offer mine subsidence insurance. The U.S. Department of the Interior has long been investigating the effects of mine subsidence. These investigations have resulted in Federal regulations and controls of mine subsidence. This U.S. Bureau of Mines report generally describes mine subsidence, the development of mine subsidence insurance programs, and the eight current mine subsidence insurance programs in the United States. The States that have these subsidence programs include Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Major aspects of the programs include history, administrative and operational procedures, insurable structures, recognition of mine subsidence, major exclusions, claims, insurance premiums, and the economic health of each program. Addresses of agencies involved with mine subsidence insurance are also given. Information within this report can be useful for residential and commercial property owners and mine operators. States that are considered starting or have an existing mine subsidence insurance program can also use this report as a model for initiating or modifying their programs.

Ingram, D.K. (Pittsburgh Research Center, Pittsburgh, PA (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimating Welfare In Insurance Markets Using Variation in Prices  

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We provide a graphical illustration of how standard consumer and producer theory can be used to quantify the welfare loss associated with inefficient pricing in insurance markets with selection. We then show how this welfare ...

Finkelstein, Amy

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Insurance | Department of Energy  

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

Benefits » Insurance Benefits » Insurance Insurance As a Federal employee, you may be able to enroll in health, dental, vision and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and apply for long term care insurance. Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHB) Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Federal Employee Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP) Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAFEDS) Life Events For additional assistance with insurance programs for federal employee's, click the "Contact" link to see a list of HR Specialist by the organization's they service. HR Contacts Benefits DOE Workers' Compensation Program Insurance Military/Reservist Retirement Telework Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Wellness Programs Employee & Labor Relations

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Climate Change Impact on Rice Insurance Payouts in Japan  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The authors constructed the framework for a preliminary assessment of climate change impact on the rice insurance payout in Japan. The framework consisted of various models ranging from climate projection downscaling, rice yield estimation, yield ...

Toshichika Iizumi; Masayuki Yokozawa; Yousay Hayashi; Fujio Kimura

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Insured Lightning-Caused Property Damage in Three Western States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Insurance claims resulting from lightning damage in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming were analyzed during the period from 1987 to 1993. Most claims were from personal accounts, while some were commercial.

Ronald L. Holle; Raúl E. López; Lowell J. Arnold; John Endres

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applicability of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) in Index-Based Crop Insurance Design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Index insurance is becoming increasingly popular because of its ability to provide low-cost, relatively easy to implement agricultural insurance for vegetation types whose productivity has been notoriously difficult to measure and to farmers in ...

Calum G. Turvey; Megan K. Mclaurin

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Environmental Impacts of Subsidized Crop Insurance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Impacts of Subsidized Crop Insurance page 17 ReferencesR.A. Kramer. “Experience with Crop Insurance Programs in theUnited States. ” Crop Insurance for Agricultural

LaFrance, Jeffrey T.; Shimshack, J. P.; Wu, S. Y.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mine subsidence in Illinois: facts for the homeowner considering insurance  

SciTech Connect

Subsidence is the sinking of land surface, commonly resulting from underground mining. In Illinois, property damage has been sufficiently severe that a state law was enacted to provide subsidence insurance for homeowners. This publication has been prepared for homeowners in Illinois: (1) to inform them whether they live in subsidence-prone areas, (2) to aid them in understanding some frequently encountered effects of mine subsidence as well as problems sometimes mistaken for mine subsidence, and (3) to suggest further sources of information. Although the new subsidence insurance program for homeowners in mining areas prompted the writing of this report, we do not attempt to explain the details of the insurance program. Our purpose is to explain the causes and the nature of subsidence and discuss ways to minimize damage caused by subsidence. About 750,000 acres of Illinois land have been undermined for coal, and many homeowners are concerned about the effects underground mining may d at nine areas alalitative methods are presented. Chapter Five presents conclusions and suggestions for future research.

DuMontelle, P.B.; Bradford, S.C.; Bauer, R.A.; Killey, M.M.

1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Managing the Costs of Informational Privacy: Pure Bundling as a Strategy in the Individual Health Insurance Market  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advances in genetic testing and data mining technologies have increased the availability of genetic information to insurance companies and insureds (applicants and policy holders) in the individual health insurance market (IHIM). Regulators, concerned ... Keywords: Bundling Information Privacy Insurance Markets Insurey Words And Phrases Ance Policy Privacy Privacy Cost

Matt E. Thatcher; Eric K. Clemons

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Insurance as an adaptation strategy for extreme weather events in developing countries and economies in transition  

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related hazards (e.g. , tropical cyclones and infectious orthe tracks of tropical cyclones. Canadian insurers claimlikely increase in tropical cyclones. Associated models look

Mills, Evan

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The State of Health Insurance in California: Findings from the 2003 California Health Interview Survey  

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SUITE 300 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90024 PHONE: (310) 794-Health Insurance California in Findingsfrom the 2003 California Health Interview Survey The State

Brown, E. Richard; Lavarreda, Shana Alex; Rice, Thomas; Kincheloe, Jennifer R.; al., et

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The State of Health Insurance in California: Findings from the 2007 California Health Interview Survey  

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Suite 1550 Los Angeles, California 90024 Phone: 310.794.0909State of Health Insurance in California August 2009 Findingsfrom the 2007 California Health Interview Survey E. Richard

Brown, Richard E.; Kronick, Richard; Kincheloe, Jennifer R.; Lavarreda, Shana Alex; Peckham, Erin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The State of Health Insurance in California: Findings from the 2005 California Health Interview Study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

THE STATE OF HEALTH INSURANCE IN CALIFORNIA FINDINGS FROMTHE 2005 CALIFORNIA HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY JULY 2007 E.by grants from The California Endowment and The California

Brown, E. Richard; Lavarreda, Shana Alex; Ponce, Ninez; Yoon, Jean; al., et

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Equity Insurance  

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Home equity insurance policiesÐpolicies insuring homeowners against declines in the prices of their homesÐ would bear some resemblance both to ordinary insurance and to ®nancial hedging vehicles. A menu of choices for the design of such policies is presented here, and conceptual issues are discussed. Choices include pass-through futures and options, in which the insurance company in effect serves as a retailer to homeowners of short positions in real estate futures markets or of put options on real estate indices. Another choice is a life-event-triggered insurance policy, in which the homeowner pays regular ®xed insurance premia and is entitled to a claim if both a suf®cient decline in the real estate price index and a speci®ed life event (such as a move beyond a certain geographical distance) occur. Pricing of the premia to cover loss experience is derived, and tables of break-even policy premia are shown, based on estimated models of Los Angeles housing prices from 1971 to 1994. Key Words: real estate risk, insurance, hedging, mortgages In this article we propose insurance policies to enable individuals to protect themselves against the risks of declines in the prices of their homes. As far as we have been able to determine, there is no precedent for true insurance policies on home price. 1 And yet, despite the neglect of such home equity insurance policies in the past, these policies could

Robert J. Shiller; Allan N. Weiss; Cowles Foundation; Paper No; Robert J. Shiller; Allan N. Weiss

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pricing and Investments in Internet Security: A Cyber-Insurance Perspective  

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Internet users such as individuals and organizations are subject to different types of epidemic risks such as worms, viruses, spams, and botnets. To reduce the probability of risk, an Internet user generally invests in traditional security mechanisms like anti-virus and anti-spam software, sometimes also known as self-defense mechanisms. However, such software does not completely eliminate risk. Recent works have considered the problem of residual risk elimination by proposing the idea of cyber-insurance. In this regard, an important research problem is the analysis of optimal user self-defense investments and cyber-insurance contracts under the Internet environment. In this paper, we investigate two problems and their relationship: 1) analyzing optimal self-defense investments in the Internet, under optimal cyber-insurance coverage, where optimality is an insurer objective and 2) designing optimal cyber-insurance contracts for Internet users, where a contract is a (premium, coverage) pair.

Pal, Ranjan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crop Insurance Terms and Definitions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This publication is a glossary of terms used by the crop insurance industry. There are definitions for terms used in crop insurance documents and for terms pertaining to coverage levels, farming, reports, units and parties to contracts.

Stokes, Kenneth; Waller, Mark L.; Outlaw, Joe; Barnaby, G. A. Art

2008-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Insurance Brokers | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

in Palm Springs, California . References "Energy Insurance Brokers" Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleEnergyInsuranceBrokers&oldid344864" Categories:...

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National Flood Insurance Act | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Flood Insurance Act Flood Insurance Act Jump to: navigation, search Statute Name National Flood Insurance Act Year 1968 Url [[File:|160px|link=]] Description References FEMA Library[1] Wikipedia[2] The National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 is a piece of legislation passed in the United States that led to the creation of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 created the Federal Insurance Administration and made flood insurance available for the first time. The Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 made the purchase of flood insurance mandatory for the protection of property located in Special Flood Hazard Areas. The National Flood Insurance Act is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The NFIP goals are two-fold:

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A non-linear programming model for insurance company investment portfolio management in Nigeria  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As the crucial mainstay for insurance industry to survive and develop, the insurance investment enables insurance companies to offset their possible underwriting losses and make a considerable profit. There have been many issues that affect the investment ...

Emmanuel Olateju Oyatoye; Waheed Oladimeji Arilesere

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Loan Insurance Program (Maine)  

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

The Loan Insurance Program provides businesses with loan insurance. Two types are available?Pro-rated insurance covering a certain percentage of lenders loss or leveraged insurance covering 100% of...

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An expert system for strategic control of accidents and insurers' risks in building construction projects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Building construction projects appear to have higher accident rates. Contractors procure workers' compensation insurance (WCI) to transfer these risks to insurance companies. The commitment of insurers under WCI is extremely broad; there are no exclusions ... Keywords: Buildings, Expert system, Fuzzy logic, Occupational health and safety, Singapore, Workers' compensation insurance

Kamardeen Imriyas

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Homeowner's Property Insurance Issues (Spanish)  

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People whose homes are damaged in a natural disaster may have questions about their homeowner's insurance, what insurance will cover, how to assess the damage, and what records they will need in filing a claim. This publication answers those questions and more.

Granovsky, Nancy L.

2007-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Probability Distribution of Precipitation Extremes for Weather Index–Based Insurance in the Zhujiang River Basin, South China  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a changing climate, understanding the frequency of weather extremes is crucial to improving the management of the associated risks. The concept of weather index–based insurance is introduced as a new approach in weather risk adaptation. It can ...

Thomas Fischer; Buda Su; Yong Luo; Thomas Scholten

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Maintenance and Insurance Options for Managing Technical Risks in Combustion Turbine Projects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Costs for combustion turbine maintenance typically represent over half of the total non-fuel operation and maintenance (O&M) costs for combined-cycle power plants. Technical risks in component durability and integrity expose owners/operators to higher costs for maintaining units in operating condition. Potentially catastrophic events have occurred that have required significant maintenance expenditures to cover costs of component repair and replacement. This report looks at aspects of insurance and long-...

2010-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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West Virginia Loan Insurance Program (West Virginia)  

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

The West Virginia Loan Insurance Program, provides a loan insurance program in cooperation with third party lenders to assist firms that cannot obtain conventional bank financing. Up to 80% of the...

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An Exploratory Analysis of Crop Hail Insurance Data for Evidence of Cloud Seeding Effects in North Dakota  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The basis for the cloud seeding operations of the North Dakota Cloud Modification Project (NDCMP) is first outlined. Then the multiresponse permutation procedures are applied in an analysis of crop hail insurance data for the NDCMP target area ...

Paul L. Smith; L. Ronald Johnson; David L. Priegnitz; Bruce A. Boe; Paul W. Mielke Jr.

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Electric Vehicle (EV) Insurance Regulation  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (EERE)

Electric Vehicle (EV) Electric Vehicle (EV) Insurance Regulation to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Electric Vehicle (EV) Insurance Regulation on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Electric Vehicle (EV) Insurance Regulation on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Electric Vehicle (EV) Insurance Regulation on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Electric Vehicle (EV) Insurance Regulation on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Electric Vehicle (EV) Insurance Regulation on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Electric Vehicle (EV) Insurance Regulation on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Electric Vehicle (EV) Insurance Regulation

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Worth of Geophysical Data in Natural-Disaster-Insurance Rate Setting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Insurance firms that offer natural-disaster insurance base their rates on available information. The benefits from collecting additional data and incorporating this information to improve parameter estimates of probability distributions that are ...

E. D. Attanasi; M. R. Karlinger

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weather-Index Drought Insurance in Burkina-Faso: Assessment of Its Potential Interest to Farmers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

By using a detailed agricultural and climate dataset over Burkina-Faso and simple assumptions regarding the form of an insurance contract, the authors investigate the potential economic efficiency for farmers of a weather-index insurance system ...

Alexis Berg; Philippe Quirion; Benjamin Sultan

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Insuring Long-Term Care in the United States  

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Long-term care expenditures constitute one of the largest uninsured financial risks facing the elderly in the United States and thus play a central role in determining the retirement security of elderly Americans. In this ...

Finkelstein, Amy

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Insuring climate change? Science, fear, and value in reinsurance markets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

historical Atlantic tropical cyclone counts. Geophys. Res.change in US tropical cyclone loss data. Environmentaldestructiveness of tropical cyclones over the past 30 years.

Johnson, Leigh Taylor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) | Department of Energy  

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

Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program is a group term life insurance program for Federal and Postal employees and retirees. The Office of Personnel Management administers the Program and sets the premiums. OPM has a contract with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) to provide this life insurance. The MetLife has an office called Office of Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (OFEGLI). OFEGLI is the contractor that adjudicates claims under the FEGLI Program. FEGLI New Employees All Employees in eligible positions are automatically enrolled in Basic Life Insurance unless they choose to waive their coverage. Basic Life Insurance is effective on the first day you enter a pay and duty status.

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PERSONAL PROPERTY USED ON CAMPUS &/OR FOR PSU BUSINESS PSU, as an agency of the State of Oregon, participates in the insurance programs  

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PERSONAL PROPERTY USED ON CAMPUS &/OR FOR PSU BUSINESS PSU, as an agency of the State of Oregon nor provide insurance coverage to cover the personal belongings of any State agency, including PSU, participates in the insurance programs provided through the State of Oregon Dept. of Administrative Services

Veerman, J. J. P.

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A study of risk management and capital allocation in Korean Insurance Companies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Korean life insurance industry has rapidly grown over the past decades. The CAGR (Compounded Annual Growth Rate) of asset from 1978 to 2008 is 22.8%. As the asset size increases very fast, risk management plays a vital ...

Huh, Jungmoo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Approach to Crop-Hail Insurance Rate Revision  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Hailstorms are meteorological events that have a considerably adverse impact on crop production. Variation of these events in time and space, in turn, influence crop-hail insurance rate structure. Crop-hail insurance companies normally review ...

J. C. Neill

1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Financial Recovery: Homeowner's Property Insurance Issues  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

People whose homes are damaged in a natural disaster may have questions about their homeowner's insurance, what insurance will cover, how to assess the damage, and what records they will need in filing a claim. This publication answers those questions and more.

Granovsky, Nancy L.

2008-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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The Hartford Life and Accident Insurance  

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The Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company Group Numbers Basic Group Term Life AD&D-677984 Life and Accident Insurance Company. (Referred to as The Hartford or Hartford.) General information industry. Europ Assist has been helping customers in times of crisis for more than 46 years. They have

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Energy-Efficiency Strategies for Insurance Companies  

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1 1 Energy-Efficiency Strategies for Insurance Companies Figure 1: Note that the cost of windstorm damage loss has increased in part due to a rising concentration of property and populations in high-risk (e.g., coastal) areas. Inflation-corrected cost reported in 1990 prices; data from Munich Re & Swiss Re. Global climate change is in the news again, partly because the insurance industry has taken notice of the threat climate change poses to its business. Recent research at the Center for Building Science suggests that selected efficiency strategies can help protect against insurance losses while reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, a winning proposition for the insurance industry. The Climate Connection The world's 1.4-trillion-dollar insurance industry is becoming increasingly

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Retiree Medical Insurance for 2014  

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Plans Retiree Medical Insurance for 2014 Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) is the provider of medical benefits. Contact Retiree Insurance Providers For the 2014...

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Maximizing Storage Rate and Capacity and Insuring the Environmental Integrity of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Geological Reservoirs  

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Maximizing Storage Rate and Capacity and Insuring the Environmental Maximizing Storage Rate and Capacity and Insuring the Environmental Integrity of Carbon dioxide Sequestration in Geological Reservoirs L. A. Davis Lorne.Davis@coe.ttu.edu Department of Petroleum Engineering A. L. Graham Alan.Graham@coe.ttu.edu H. W. Parker** Harry.Parker@coe.ttu.edu Department of Chemical Engineering Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas 79409 M. S. Ingber ingber@me.unm.edu A. A. Mammoli mammoli@me.unm.edu Department of Mechanical Engineering University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 L. A. Mondy lamondy@engsci.sandia.gov Energetic and Multiphase Processes Department Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-0834 Quanxin Guo quan@advantekinternational.com Ahmed Abou-Sayed a.abou-sayed@att.net

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Family Financial Security1 Frame Changin’: How Presence of a Child Impacts Provider Selection and Satisfaction in The Insurance Industry  

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Social scientists have long demonstrated that our perceptions of the world are shaped by schemas, a set of beliefs about people, events or situations that we use as guides in our interactions (i.e., Cohen, 1981; Tversky & Kahneman, 1974). Schemas allow us to process information quickly in order to decide whether to accept information and integrate it into our cognitive framework or to reject the information. This process ultimately affect the choices and evaluations people make (Tversky & Kahnehman, 1981; Misra & Beatty, 1990; Schmidt and Hitchon, 1999). As people move through various life stages, key events can modify the lens we use to judge relationships and create new schemas that we use to process incoming information. The following paper will examine a specific subgroup within insurance: people who have children. The majority of this group consists of couples with kids, a segment comprising over 40 % of US households (US Census, 2007). Using primary research data we will show how the transition from having no children to having children constitutes a potential shift in how this group reacts to and interprets insurance information. Understanding this new frame will ultimately have strong implications for how and what to market to this potentially lucrative insurance group.

Joshua Morrill; Toni Gnewuch

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) | Department of Energy  

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

Employees' Group Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Initial Enrollment Period All Employees in eligible positions are automatically enrolled in Basic Life Insurance unless they choose to waive it. Basic Life Insurance is effective on the first day you enter a pay and duty status. New employees have 31 days from the date of their appointment to elect additional Optional Insurance or to waive coverage entirely. Employees must be enrolled in Basic Life in order to elect Optional Insurance. Your completed Life Insurance Election Form, SF-2817, must be submitted to your servicing Human Resources Office in a timely manner. Additionally, employees are strongly encouraged to submit the SF-2823 Designation of Beneficiary form. The Types of Coverage Available

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Graduate Health Insurance Selection/Reporting Information and Directions Please read this information carefully  

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in Massachusetts. It is your responsibility to carefully evaluate your insurance plan for adequacy before reportingGraduate Health Insurance Selection/Reporting Information and Directions Please read Insurance Plan (QSHIP) or to report your comparable health insurance coverage. All full time and ¾ time

Snider, Barry B.

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State Farm Insurance | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

State Farm Insurance Jump to: navigation, search Name State Farm Insurance Place Bloomington, IL Website http:www.statefarminsurance. References State Farm Insurance1...

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Beyond Testing: Empirical Models of Insurance Markets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

life insurance market: asymmetric information revisited. J.of insurance markets with incomplete information. J. Econ.Keywords: Insurance markets; Asymmetric information; Adverse

Einav, Liran; Finkelstein, Amy; Levin, Jonathan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Face Amount of Life Insurance Coverage by Program by State | Data.gov  

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Face Amount of Life Insurance Coverage by Program by State Face Amount of Life Insurance Coverage by Program by State Consumer Data Apps Challenges Resources About Blogs Let's Talk Feedback Consumer You are here Data.gov » Communities » Consumer » Data Face Amount of Life Insurance Coverage by Program by State Dataset Summary Description Face value of insurance for each administered life insurance program listed by state. Data is current as of 04/30/12. All programs are closed to new issues except for Service-Disabled Veterans' Insurance and Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance. United States Government Life Insurance was issued to WWI military personnel and Veterans. National Service Life Insurance was established to meet the needs of WWII military personnel and Veterans. Veterans' Special Life Insurance was issued to Korean War-era Veterans. Veterans' Reopened Insurance provides coverage to certain classes of disabled Veterans from WWII and the Korean conflict who had dropped their government life insurance coverage. Service-Disabled Veterans' Insurance was established in 1951 and is available to Veterans with service-connected disabilities. Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance was established in 1971 to provide mortgage protection life insurance to severely disabled Veterans who have received grants for the purchase of specially adapted housing.

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Page 5, Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)  

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5 of 11 5 of 11 Previous Page Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Initial Enrollment Period All Employees in eligible positions are automatically enrolled in Basic Life Insurance unless they choose to waive it. Basic Life Insurance is effective on the first day you enter a pay and duty status. New employees have 31 days from the date of their appointment to elect additional Optional Insurance or to waive coverage entirely. Employees must be enrolled in Basic Life in order to elect Optional Insurance. Your completed Life Insurance Election Form, SF-2817, must be submitted to your servicing Human Resources Office in a timely manner. Additionally, employees are strongly encouraged to submit the SF-2823 Designation of Beneficiary form. The Types of Coverage Available

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Private Medical Insurance for full-time Non-EEA Students. All non-EEA students are required to have private medical insurance when coming to and  

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Private Medical Insurance for full-time Non-EEA Students. All non-EEA students are required to have private medical insurance when coming to and residing in Ireland for the purpose of study. The private medical insurance should provide cover for accident and/or disease and should cover the student for any

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AR Ins. Lic. #245544 CA Ins. Lic. #0633005 d/b/a in CA Seabury & Smith Insurance Program Management  

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services · Emergency services · Hospitalization · Maternity and newborn care · Mental health/substance abuse treatments · Prescription drugs · Rehabilitative services · Laboratory services · Preventive-swing with the heftiest legislation set for 2014 -- when health insurance will become available to millions of Americans

Miami, University of

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Effects of Recent Weather Extremes on the Insurance Industry: Major Implications for the Atmospheric Sciences  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Frequent and extremely damaging severe weather conditions in the United States during 1991–94 caused $40 billion in insured losses, creating major impacts and eliciting diverse responses in the weather insurance industry. Population, one reason ...

Stanley A. Changnon; David Changnon; E. Ray Fosse; Donald C. Hoganson; Richard J. Roth Sr.; James M. Totsch

1997-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Why Do Inner City Residents Pay Higher Premiums? The Determinants of Automobile Insurance Premiums  

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insurance companies for each zip code in the city of Lossame demographic profile for every zip code: a 25-year old,insurance premium for each zip code is the average of quotes

Ong, Paul M.; Stoll, Michael A.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Secretary Bodman Announces Federal Risk Insurance for Nuclear Power Plants  

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

Federal Risk Insurance for Nuclear Power Federal Risk Insurance for Nuclear Power Plants & Touts Robust Economy Secretary Bodman Announces Federal Risk Insurance for Nuclear Power Plants & Touts Robust Economy August 4, 2006 - 8:42am Addthis ATLANTA, GA - After touring Georgia Power and speaking to its employees, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced completion of the final rule that establishes the process for utility companies building the next six new nuclear power plants in the United States to qualify for a portion of $2 billion in federal risk insurance. The rule will be available on DOE's web site soon. "Providing federal risk insurance is an important step in speeding the nuclear renaissance in this country," Secretary Bodman said. "Companies

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Why Rural America Needs a Public Health Insurance Plan Option  

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The inclusion of a public health insurance plan in health care reform legislation as an option for individuals, families and businesses promises to be one of the most controversial and crucial decisions made by Congress. With the myriad health care challenges facing rural people and rural communities, the decision on whether to include a public health insurance plan option has significant potential consequences for rural America. Rural America has much to gain or lose from the public health insurance plan decision. As we have written before, the potential strengths of public health insurance plans are what many rural people and businesses need—stability and cost controls while providing health insurance access to vulnerable populations like low- and moderate-income families, small business employers and employees and the self-employed. 1, 2 This paper will examine some of the arguments for a public health insurance plan, how the public health insurance plan would address the health care challenges that exist for rural areas, and, ultimately, why the choice of a public health insurance plan option is needed for rural America.

Jon M. Bailey; Key Points

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Insuring Solar Photovoltaics: Challenges and Possible Solutions; (Revised)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Insuring solar photovoltaic (PV) systems poses certain challenges. Insurance premiums, which can represent a significant part of overall costs for PV developers, can affect market competition. The market for certain types of insurance products is limited. Historical loss data is lacking, and test data for the long-term viability of PV products under real-life conditions is limited. Insurers' knowledge about PV systems and the PV industry is uneven even as the industry introduces innovative contractual structures and business models. Interviews conducted for this report with PV project developers, insurance brokers, and underwriters suggest government actions aimed at better testing, data collection, and communication could facilitate the development of a market for PV insurance products. This report identifies actions by governments, national laboratories, and other stakeholders that could accelerate the development of insurance products in support PV systems. Such actions include: increasing understanding of the solar PV industry among insurance professionals; expanding the availability of PV historical loss data; evaluating the expansion of renewable energy business classification; developing module and component testing capabilities and services offered by federal labs; and, advancing industry standards for PV system installers.

Speer, B.; Mendelsohn, M.; Cory, K.

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Insurance coverage for coal ash liabilities  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper discusses how liability insurance can be a valuable tool for limiting coal ash liabilities.

Elkind, D.L. [Dickstein Shapiro LLP (United States)

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

*. Bookmark and Share. Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI). Contact Human Resources. Through the Federal ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Maximizing Storage Rate and Capacity and Insuring the Environmental Integrity of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Geological Reservoirs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Maximizing Storage Rate and Capacity and Insuring the Environmental Integrity of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Geological Formations The U.S. and other countries may enter into an agreement that will require a significant reduction in CO2 emissions in the medium to long term. In order to achieve such goals without drastic reductions in fossil fuel usage, CO2 must be removed from the atmosphere and be stored in acceptable reservoirs. The research outlined in this proposal deals with developing a methodology to determine the suitability of a particular geologic formation for the long-term storage of CO2 and technologies for the economical transfer and storage of CO2 in these formations. A novel well-logging technique using nuclear-magnetic resonance (NMR) will be developed to characterize the geologic formation including the integrity and quality of the reservoir seal (cap rock). Well-logging using NMR does not require coring, and hence, can be performed much more quickly and efficiently. The key element in the economical transfer and storage of the CO2 is hydraulic fracturing the formation to achieve greater lateral spreads and higher throughputs of CO2. Transport, compression, and drilling represent the main costs in CO2 sequestration. The combination of well-logging and hydraulic fracturing has the potential of minimizing these costs. It is possible through hydraulic fracturing to reduce the number of injection wells by an order of magnitude. Many issues will be addressed as part of the proposed research to maximize the storage rate and capacity and insure the environmental integrity of CO2 sequestration in geological formations. First, correlations between formation properties and NMR relaxation times will be firmly established. A detailed experimental program will be conducted to determine these correlations. Second, improved hydraulic fracturing models will be developed which are suitable for CO2 sequestration as opposed to enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Although models that simulate the fracturing process exist, they can be significantly improved by extending the models to account for nonsymmetric, nonplanar fractures, coupling the models to more realistic reservoir simulators, and implementing advanced multiphase flow models for the transport of proppant. Third, it may be possible to deviate from current hydraulic fracturing technology by using different proppants (possibly waste materials that need to be disposed of, e.g., asbestos) combined with different hydraulic fracturing carrier fluids (possibly supercritical CO2 itself). Because current technology is mainly aimed at enhanced oil recovery, it may not be ideally suited for the injection and storage of CO2. Finally, advanced concepts such as increasing the injectivity of the fractured geologic formations through acidization with carbonated water will be investigated. Saline formations are located through most of the continental United States. Generally, where saline formations are scarce, oil and gas reservoirs and coal beds abound. By developing the technology outlined here, it will be possible to remove CO2 at the source (power plants, industry) and inject it directly into nearby geological formations, without releasing it into the atmosphere. The goal of the proposed research is to develop a technology capable of sequestering CO2 in geologic formations at a cost of US $10 per ton.

L.A. Davis; A.L. Graham; H.W. Parker; J.R. Abbott; M.S. Ingber; A.A. Mammoli; L.A. Mondy; Quanxin Guo; Ahmed Abou-Sayed

2005-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal Long Tern Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) | Department...  

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

Program (FLTCIP) Federal Long Tern Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance to help pay for costs...

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The Multiple Peril Crop Insurance Actual Production History (APH) Insurance Plan  

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The Actual Production History insurance plan protects against crop losses from a number of causes. All aspects of this insurance are described, including reporting requirements for the producer.

Stokes, Kenneth; Barnaby, G. A. Art; Waller, Mark L.; Outlaw, Joe

2008-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal reinsurance/investment problems for general insurance models  

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In this paper the utility optimization problem for a general insurance model is studied. The reserve process of the insurance company is described by a stochastic differential equation driven by a Brownian motion and a Poisson random measure, representing the randomness from the financial market and the insurance claims, respectively. The random safety loading and stochastic interest rates are allowed in the model so that the reserve process is non-Markovian in general. The insurance company can manage the reserves through both portfolios of the investment and a reinsurance policy to optimize a certain utility function, defined in a generic way. The main feature of the problem lies in the intrinsic constraint on the part of reinsurance policy, which is only proportional to the claim-size instead of the current level of reserve, and hence it is quite different from the optimal investment/consumption problem with constraints in finance. Necessary and sufficient conditions for both well posedness and solvability...

Liu, Yuping; 10.1214/08-AAP582

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Limited Insurance Within the Household: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya  

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MOH), and ORC Macro (2004). Kenya Demographic and Healtha Field Experiment in Kenya Jonathan Robinson y Universitysharing arrangements in Kenya. The experiment followed 142

Robinson, Jonathan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential Impacts of Shifts in Climate on the Crop Insurance Industry  

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Several studies have estimated the possible impacts and adjustments in U.S. agriculture resulting from a future change in climate. This paper examines how these adjustments and shifting climate conditions could affect the nation's crop weather ...

E. Ray Fosse; Stanley A. Changnon

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2010 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) Interactive Data and  

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2010 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) Interactive Data and 2010 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) Interactive Data and Mapping Tool Consumer Data Apps Challenges Resources About Blogs Let's Talk Feedback Consumer You are here Data.gov » Communities » Consumer » Data 2010 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) Interactive Data and Mapping Tool Dataset Summary Description The Interactive Data and Mapping Tool provides users a way to access all post-2005 SAHIE data; in multiple formats; in a sleek, organized, and innovative way. Currently, data can be downloaded as a Pdf, CSV or screenshot. Tags {"small area",model,"health insurance",uninsured,"interactive maps","interactive data"} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet

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The Role of U.S. Insurance Regulators in Responding to Climate Change  

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note 23. 25. John Brownstein, Lyme Disease: Implications ofNile Virus to ticks carry- ing Lyme Disease 25 to rodentsWNV in North America. Lyme disease is the most widespread

Mills, Evan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk transfer via energy savings insurance  

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Among the key barriers to investment in energy efficiency improvements are uncertainties about attaining projected energy savings and apprehension about potential disputes over these savings. The fields of energy management and risk management are thus intertwined. While many technical methods have emerged to manage performance risks (e.g. building commissioning), financial risk transfer techniques are less developed in the energy management arena than in other more mature segments of the economy. Energy Savings Insurance (ESI) - formal insurance of predicted energy savings - is one method of transferring financial risks away from the facility owner or energy services contractor. ESI offers a number of significant advantages over other forms of financial risk transfer, e.g. savings guarantees or performance bonds. ESI providers manage risk via pre-construction design review as well as post-construction commissioning and measurement and verification of savings. We found that the two mos t common criticisms of ESI - excessive pricing and onerous exclusions - are not born out in practice. In fact, if properly applied, ESI can potentially reduce the net cost of energy savings projects by reducing the interest rates charged by lenders, and by increasing the level of savings through quality control. Debt service can also be ensured by matching loan payments to projected energy savings while designing the insurance mechanism so that payments are made by the insurer in the event of a savings shortfall. We estimate the U.S. ESI market potential of $875 million/year in premium income. From an energy-policy perspective, ESI offers a number of potential benefits: ESI transfers performance risk from the balance sheet of the entity implementing the energy savings project, thereby freeing up capital otherwise needed to ''self-insure'' the savings. ESI reduces barriers to market entry of smaller energy services firms who do not have sufficiently strong balance sheets to self-insure th e savings. ESI encourages those implementing energy saving projects to go beyond standard, tried-and-true measures and thereby achieve more significant levels of energy savings; and ESI providers stand to be proponents of improved savings measurement and verification techniques, as well as maintenance, thereby contributing to national energy savings objectives and perhaps elevating the quality of information available for program evaluation. Governmental agencies have been pioneers in the use of ESI and could continue to play a role in developing this innovative risk-transfer mechanism. There is particular potential for linkages between ESI and the ENERGY STAR (registered trademark) Buildings Program. It is likely that ENERGY STAR (registered trademark)-labeled commercial buildings (which have lower performance risk thanks to commissioning) would be attractive to providers of energy savings insurance. Conversely, the award of energy savings insurance to an ENERGY STAR (registered trade mark)-labeled building would raise the perceived credibility of the Label and energy savings attributed to the Program.

Mills, Evan

2001-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-conscious construction: Litigation insurance?  

SciTech Connect

Construction defects are annoying for homeowners, and can bring on litigation that can wipe out builders. The design and construction techniques adopted by energy efficiency-minded builders may be one method of insuring a project against defects and litigation. This article discusses what to do to prevent litigation in preconstruction, construction, and postconstruction, making the modern job site work, standards for energy efficient construction, and possibilities in the future.

Luhr, S.

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy-Efficiency Options for Insurance Loss Prevention  

SciTech Connect

Energy-efficiency improvements offer the insurance industry two areas of opportunity: reducing ordinary claims and avoiding greenhouse gas emissions that could precipitate natural disaster losses resulting from global climate change. We present three vehicles for taking advantage of this opportunity, including research and development, in- house energy management, and provision of key information to insurance customers and risk managers. The complementary role for renewable energy systems is also introduced.

Mills, E. [Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Environmental Energy Technologies Div.; Knoepfel, I. [Swiss Reinsurance Co., Zurich (Switzerland)

1997-06-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing Crop Insurance under Climate Variability  

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This paper studies the selection of optimal crop insurance under climate variability and fluctuating market prices. A model was designed to minimize farmers’ expected losses (including insurance costs) while using the conditional-value-at-risk ...

Juan Liu; Chunhua Men; Victor E. Cabrera; Stan Uryasev; Clyde W. Fraisse

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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"Insurance as a Risk Management Instrument for Energy Infrastructure  

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

"Insurance as a Risk Management Instrument for Energy "Insurance as a Risk Management Instrument for Energy Infrastructure Security and Resilience" Report (March 2013) "Insurance as a Risk Management Instrument for Energy Infrastructure Security and Resilience" Report (March 2013) The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released a report that examines the key risks confronting critical energy infrastructure and ways in which the insurance industry can help manage these risks. In most developed countries, insurance is one of the principal risk management instruments for aiding in recovery after a disaster and for encouraging future investments that are more resilient to potential hazards. The "Insurance as a Risk Management Instrument for Energy Infrastructure Security and Resilience" report examines how the

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"Insurance as a Risk Management Instrument for Energy Infrastructure  

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

"Insurance as a Risk Management Instrument for Energy "Insurance as a Risk Management Instrument for Energy Infrastructure Security and Resilience" Report Now Available "Insurance as a Risk Management Instrument for Energy Infrastructure Security and Resilience" Report Now Available March 28, 2013 - 4:15pm Addthis The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released a report that examines the key risks confronting critical energy infrastructure and ways in which the insurance industry can help manage these risks. In most developed countries, insurance is one of the principal risk management instruments for aiding in recovery after a disaster and for encouraging future investments that are more resilient to potential hazards. The "Insurance as a Risk Management Instrument for Energy

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DOE Issues Landmark Rule for Risk Insurance for Advanced Nuclear Facilities  

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

Landmark Rule for Risk Insurance for Advanced Nuclear Landmark Rule for Risk Insurance for Advanced Nuclear Facilities DOE Issues Landmark Rule for Risk Insurance for Advanced Nuclear Facilities May 8, 2006 - 10:36am Addthis WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued on Saturday, the interim final rule required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT) for risk insurance to facilitate construction of new advanced nuclear power facilities. The rule establishes the requirements for risk insurance to cover costs associated with certain regulatory or litigation-related delays in the start-up of new nuclear power plants. The resurgence of nuclear power is a key component of President Bush's Advanced Energy Initiative. The Standby Support provisions of EPACT (section 638), also referred to as federal risk insurance, authorize the Secretary of Energy to enter into

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Currently there is no canola insurance policy for New Jersey. If you are interested however, in protecting your investment there are some options. If you have 3 years of prior yield records  

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Currently there is no canola insurance policy for New Jersey. If you are interested however, in protecting your investment there are some options. If you have 3 years of prior yield records for canola agent will help you request protection from RMA (Risk Manage- ment Agency) to transfer a canola crop

Goodman, Robert M.

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The power to insure: Reducing insurance claims with new electricity options  

SciTech Connect

The benefits to the insurance industry of distributed generation technologies, especially those that use clean energy generating sources, are reviewed.

Gordes, Joel N.

2000-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Robust Portfolio Optimization with Derivative Insurance Guarantees  

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Robust portfolio optimization aims to maximize the worst-case portfolio return given that the asset returns are allowed to vary within a prescribed uncertainty set. If the uncertainty set is not too large, the resulting portfolio performs well under normal market conditions. However, its performance may substantially degrade in the presence of market crashes, that is, if the asset returns materialize far outside of the uncertainty set. We propose a novel robust optimization model for designing portfolios that include European-style options. This model trades o weak and strong guarantees on the worst-case portfolio return. The weak guarantee applies as long as the asset returns are realized within the prescribed uncertainty set, while the strong guarantee applies for all possible asset returns. The resulting model constitutes a convex second-order cone program, which is amenable to e cient numerical solution procedures. We evaluate the model using simulated and empirical backtests and analyze the impact of the insurance guarantees on the portfolio performance. Key words: robust optimization, portfolio optimization, portfolio insurance, second-order cone programming. 1

Steve Zymler; Berç Rustem; Daniel Kuhn

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Collusion Through Insurance: Sharing the Costs of Oil Spill Cleanups  

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Insurance: Sharing the Costs of Oil Spill Cleanups." EddieInsurance: Sharing the Costs of Oil Spill Cleanups EddieINSURANCE: SHARING THE COSTS OF OIL SPILL CLEANUPS Eddie

Dekel, Eddie; Scothmer, Suzanne

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of national pay-as-you-drive insurance systems and other variable driving charges  

SciTech Connect

Under Pay as You Drive insurance (PAYD), drivers would pay part of their automobile insurance premium as a per-gallon surcharge every time they filled their gas tank. By transfering a portion of the cost of owning a vehicle from a fixed cost to a variable cost, PAYD would discourage driving. PAYD has been proposed recently in California as a means of reforming how auto insurance is provided. PAYD proponents claim that, by forcing drivers to purchase at least part of their insurance every time they refuel their car, PAYD would reduce or eliminate the need for uninsured motorist coverage. Some versions of PAYD proposed in California have been combined with a no-fault insurance system, with the intention of further reducing premiums for the average driver. Other states have proposed PAYD systems that would base insurance premiums on annual miles driven. In this report we discuss some of the qualitative issues surrounding adoption of PAYD and other policies that would convert other fixed costs of driving (vehicle registration, safety/emission control system inspection, and driver license renewal) to variable costs. We examine the effects of these policies on two sets of objectives: objectives related to auto insurance reform, and those related to reducing fuel consumption, CO{sub 2} emissions, and vehicle miles traveled. We pay particular attention to the first objective, insurance reform, since this has generated the most interest in PAYD to date, at least at the state level.

Wenzel, T.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geothermal reservoir insurance study. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The principal goal of this study was to provide analysis of and recommendations on the need for and feasibility of a geothermal reservoir insurance program. Five major tasks are reported: perception of risk by major market sectors, status of private sector insurance programs, analysis of reservoir risks, alternative government roles, and recommendations.

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1981-10-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Medical Insurance An overview for active employees  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Your UC Medical Insurance An overview for active employees #12;Agenda · Your Options · Pre-paid medical · Other Insurance Plans · Conclusion #12;Your Options #12;Your options · UC offers four types of medical plan o HMO plans (4) o POS plan o PPO plans (2) o FFS plan · Availability determined by zip code o

Burke, Peter

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"Insurance as a Risk Management Instrument for Energy Infrastructure...  

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

"Insurance as a Risk Management Instrument for Energy Infrastructure Security and Resilience" Report Now Available "Insurance as a Risk Management Instrument for Energy...

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Audit of the Department of Energy's Contractor Liability Insurance...  

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

Contractor Liability Insurance Costs, IG-0396 Audit of the Department of Energy's Contractor Liability Insurance Costs, IG-0396 Audit of the Department of Energy's Contractor...

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DOE Releases Filing Instructions for Federal Risk Insurance for...  

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

Filing Instructions for Federal Risk Insurance for New Nuclear Power Plants DOE Releases Filing Instructions for Federal Risk Insurance for New Nuclear Power Plants December 21,...

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Secretary Bodman Announces Federal Risk Insurance for Nuclear...  

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

Federal Risk Insurance for Nuclear Power Plants & Touts Robust Economy Secretary Bodman Announces Federal Risk Insurance for Nuclear Power Plants & Touts Robust Economy August 4,...

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A Novel Cyber-Insurance for Internet Security  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Internet users such as individuals and organizations are subject to different types of epidemic risks such as worms, viruses, and botnets. To reduce the probability of risk, an Internet user generally invests in self-defense mechanisms like antivirus and antispam software. However, such software does not completely eliminate risk. Recent works have considered the problem of residual risk elimination by proposing the idea of cyber-insurance. In reality, an Internet user faces risks due to security attacks as well as risks due to non-security related failures (e.g., reliability faults in the form of hardware crash, buffer overflow, etc.) . These risk types are often indistinguishable by a naive user. However, a cyber-insurance agency would most likely insure risks only due to security attacks. In this case, it becomes a challenge for an Internet user to choose the right type of cyber-insurance contract as standard optimal contracts, i.e., contracts under security attacks only, might prove to be sub-optimal for ...

Pal, Ranjan; Psounis, Konstantinos

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Education Program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Education Program conducted education and outreach activities and used the competition's technical goals and vehicle demonstrations as a means of attracting students and the public to learn more about advanced vehicle technologies, energy efficiency, climate change, alternative fuels, and the science and math behind efficient vehicle development. The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Education Program comprised three integrated components that were designed to educate the general public and create a multi-tiered initiative to engage students and showcase the 21st century skills students will need to compete in our global economy: teamwork, creativity, strong literacy, math and science skills, and innovative thinking. The elements included an Online Experience, a National Student Contest, and in person education events and activites. The project leveraged online connections, strategic partnerships, in-classroom, and beyond-the-classroom initiatives, as well as mainstream media. This education program supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) also funded the specification of vehicle telemetry and the full development and operation of an interactive online experience that allowed internet users to follow the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE vehicles as they performed in real-time during the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE competition events.

Robyn Ready

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The Demand for Homeowners Insurance with Bundled Catastrophe Coverages *  

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In this paper we estimate demand for homeowner insurance in Florida. Since we are interested in a number of factors influencing demand, we approach the problem from two directions. Using 3SLS estimation, we first estimate two hedonic equations representing the price mark-up and the level of premiums per contract. We are interested in how the contracts are bundled and how the various terms influence the price mark-up and the overall level of premiums. Second, we estimate the demand for homeowners insurance using the ISO's indicated loss cost as our proxy forreal insurance services demanded. We assume that the demand for coverage is essentially a joint demand and thus we can estimate the demand for cat cover separately from the demand for non-cat cover. Two notable results are that cat coverage is more price sensitive than non-cat coverage and that cat coverage is an inferior good. This research is supported by the Wharton Project on Managing Catastrophic Risks. This paper will contribute to a report that will be jointly written and published by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) and the authors. We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of ISO in providing much of the data used in this analysis and of the companies who have allowed their exposure data to be used for this research project. The efforts of Michael Murray of ISO deserve particular recognition. James Ament, Howard Kunreuther, Neil Doherty, Michael Murray and Steven Nivin provided helpful comments on an earlier draft. This paper is still preliminary and many revisions still remain to be made. The Demand for Catastrophe Insurance with Bundled Catastrophic Coverages

Martin F. Grace; Robert W. Klein; Paul R. Kleindorfer

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Executive Director for Operations USE OF INSURANCE AS A METHOD TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSURANCE FOR DECOMMISSIONING NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS  

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The purpose of this memorandum is to inform the Commission of the staff’s proposed Standard Review Plan (SRP) criteria for evaluating the insurance method of providing financial assurance for decommissioning nuclear power reactors and provide the status of the staff’s ongoing reviews of two insurance proposals. In a memorandum dated May 20, 2004, from then Executive Director for Operations, Dr. William Travers, the Commission was informed of the staff’s receipt of two first-of-a-kind proposals submitted by Marsh USA (Marsh) and Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited (NEIL) to use insurance to provide financial assurance for decommissioning nuclear power reactors pursuant to 10 CFR 50.75(e)(1)(iii). In that memorandum, the staff stated that it would develop SRP criteria to evaluate the use of insurance, commence reviews of the two proposals, and inform the Commission of its progress by October 2004. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations at 10 CFR 50.75(e) specify that insurance is an acceptable method for a licensee to demonstrate reasonable assurance that sufficient funds will be available for the plant decommissioning process. Specifically, 10 CFR 50.75(e)(1)(iii) requires that certain terms and conditions must be present in the decommissioning insurance policy. These conditions include: automatic renewal, 90-days advance notice by the insurer of intent not to renew the policy, and payment of the full face amount into a trust if the licensee fails to provide an acceptable replacement after receiving notice of the insurer’s intent to cancel the policy. CONTACT: Ronald B. Uleck, NRR/DRIP 301-415-3741 The Commissioners-2-However, 10 CFR 50.75 contains only limited requirements for use of the insurance method. Similarly, existing guidance provided by NUREG-1577, Rev. 1, “Standard Review Plan on

unknown authors

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Insurer Stock Price Responses to Hurricane Floyd: An Event Study Analysis Using Storm Characteristics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This research uses an event study methodology to examine the effect of Hurricane Floyd and the associated scientific and media releases on the market value of insurance firms. The research is unique in that information describing the development ...

Bradley T. Ewing; Scott E. Hein; Jamie Brown Kruse

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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"Insurance as a Risk Management Instrument for Energy Infrastructure Security and Resilience" Report (March 2013)  

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

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released a report that examines the key risks confronting critical energy infrastructure and ways in which the insurance industry can...

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Solar technology and the insurance industry: Issues and applications  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Today's insurance industry strongly emphasizes developing cost-effective hazard mitigation programs, increasing and retaining commercial and residential customers through better service, educating customers on their exposure and vulnerabilities to natural disasters, collaborating with government agencies and emergency management organizations, and exploring the use of new technologies to reduce the financial impact of disasters. Solar technology can be used in underwriting, claims, catastrophe response, loss control, and risk management. This report will address the above issues, with an emphasis on pre-disaster planning and mitigation alternatives. It will also discuss how energy efficiency and renewable technologies can contribute to reducing insurance losses and offer suggestions on how to collaborate with the utility industry and how to develop educational programs for business and consumers.

Deering, A.; Thornton, J. P.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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UCSC Student Health Services Phone: (831) 459-2389 Student Health Insurance Office Fax: (831) 459-4050  

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UCSC Student Health Services Phone: (831) 459-2389 Student Health Insurance Office Fax: (831) 459 Center visits for care of illness or injury · Unlimited in-house Student Health Center laboratory tests.edu/healthcenter For students waiving the university sponsored health insurance UCSC offers CruzCare, an inexpensive pre

Belanger, David P.

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Social insurance provision for women in the urban informal sector : interpreting the successful strategy of Working Women's Forum, India  

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Since the late-1980s, the world's workers have experienced two strikingly coordinated global trends. The first is an unpredicted decline in secure, formally employed labor, and subsequent growth in informal labor. The ...

Azad, Mithila

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The requirement to dredge our navigable waterways to in-sure proper. channel depths for shipping, and the resul-  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the least consumptive-using less than 500 British Thermal Units of energy per ton-mile. About 1/3 of total per year. The amount of tonnage that can be moved in a single tow has increased from 5,000 to 50 tons per year-over 350 billion ton-miles-or about 7 tons per capita. This cargo is carried

US Army Corps of Engineers

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From Risk to Opportunity: Insurer Responses to Climate Change  

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From Risk to Opportunity: Insurer Responses to Climate Change Speaker(s): Evan Mills Date: March 20, 2008 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 The insurance industry must start actively...

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The herd behavior index: A new measure for the implied degree of co-movement in stock markets’, Insurance  

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We introduce a new and easy-to-calculate measure for the expected degree of herd behavior or co-movement between stock prices. This forward looking measure is model-independent and based on observed option data. It is baptized the Herd Behavior Index (HIX). The degree of co-movement in a stock market can be determined by comparing the observed market situation with the extreme (theoretical) situation under which the whole system is driven by a single factor. The HIX is then de…ned as the ratio of an option-based estimate of the risk-neutral variance of the market index and an option-based estimate of the corresponding variance in case of the extreme single factor market situation. The HIX can be determined for any market index provided an appropriate series of vanilla options is traded on this index as well as on its components. As an illustration, we determine historical values of the 30-days HIX for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, covering the period January 2003 to October 2009.

Jan Dhaene; Daniël Linders; Wim Schoutens; David Vyncke

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Engineering Ontologies using Semantic Patterns Steffen Staab, Michael Erdmann Alexander Maedche  

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for insurance help desk [27]), or systems that in- clude temporal reasoning (e.g., for corporate history representation systems OIL/FaCT [14], currently the most prominent semantic layer on top of RDF(S), and SiLRi [13 of its History When one tries to reuse semantics across boundaries stemming from the usage of different

Staab, Steffen

103

MEDICAL INSURANCE The CHEIBA Trust is pleased to continue to offer you three medical insurance plans  

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- 23 - MEDICAL INSURANCE The CHEIBA Trust is pleased to continue to offer you three medical and are included with your medical coverage. MyAnthemTM Tired of paperwork and phone calls? MyAnthemTM takes See if your medication is on the Anthem formulary Visit MyHealth@Anthem® , powered by Web

104

Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 20(2) 389--399 (2012) Recent Advances in Flame Tomography*  

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-fuel combustion, co-firing biomass with coal and fluid- ized bed combustion. Flame characteristics under to be the main source of energy in many countries in the years to come. Coal-fired power stations are burning an in- creasingly varied range of fuels and fuel blends, in- cluding sub-bituminous and lower volatile

Yan, Yong

105

Technical Bulletin Number 3 Revised January 4, 2011 Formed in 1982 with federal,  

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Board in- cludes 6 representatives from producing state shellfish con- trol agencies, 3 representa sanitation agency. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ensures the compli- ance of state shellfish sanitation agencies with the Guide for Control of Mollus- can Shellfish. State shellfish sanitation agencies

Florida, University of

106

Fuzzy-probabilistic multi agent system for breast cancer risk assessment and insurance premium assignment  

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In this paper, we present an agent-based system for distributed risk assessment of breast cancer development employing fuzzy and probabilistic computing. The proposed fuzzy multi agent system consists of multiple fuzzy agents that benefit from fuzzy ... Keywords: Breast cancer, Fuzzy probability, Fuzzy-probabilistic multi agent system, Insurance premium, Uncertainty

Farzaneh Tatari; Mohammad-R. Akbarzadeh-T; Ahmad Sabahi

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

An Analytic Approach To Estimating The Required Surplus, Benchmark Profit, And Optimum Reinsurance Retention For An Insurance Enterprise Using Moments Of The Severity Distribution And Key Frequency Distribution Values.  

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?? This paper presents an analysis of the capital needs, needed return on capital, and optimum reinsurance retention for insurance companies, all in the context… (more)

Boor, Joseph Allen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Weather Derivatives and Weather Insurance: Concept, Application, and Analysis  

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The concept and applications of weather derivatives and weather insurance are introduced. Proper analysis of these financial instruments requires both statistical knowledge and thorough understanding of the physical weather and climate process. A ...

Lixin Zeng

2000-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Developing Rainfall Insurance Rates for the Contiguous United States  

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Historical hourly rainfall data (1950–84) were subjected to spatial and temporal analyses to provide information for developing rainfall insurance rates for the contiguous United States. The dimensions of the study illustrate a balance between ...

Stanley A. Changnon; Joyce M. Changnon

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Why do I need long-term care insurance? Your odds of needing long-term care services may be greater than you think. More than 2 in 5 persons over the age of 65 will require  

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of long-term care services. How expensive is long-term care? It can cost a national average of $90,155 a year for nursing home care alone.2 Long-term care insurance can help offset this cost. When people Prudential Financial Long-Term Care Cost Study, 2010. Prudential Financial Global Market Research. http

Reynolds, Albert C.

111

Jobs Day and Nuclear Risk Insurance Announcement | Department of Energy  

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

Jobs Day and Nuclear Risk Insurance Announcement Jobs Day and Nuclear Risk Insurance Announcement Jobs Day and Nuclear Risk Insurance Announcement August 4, 2006 - 8:41am Addthis Prepared Remarks for Energy Secretary Bodman Thank you all for being here and thanks, Mike, for that very nice introduction and for the tour of your transmission control center. I also want to thank Southern Company and Georgia Power for arranging this event and I appreciate Lauren Walker from Governor Perdue's office and Derick Corbett from Congressman Linder's office joining us here today. During my tour I got a firsthand look at the fine job your operators are doing to keep the power flowing to some 2 million customers around the state of Georgia . . . despite the heat wave that has gripped your region and so much of the rest of the country-Washington included. You and the

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Jobs Day and Nuclear Risk Insurance Announcement | Department of Energy  

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

Jobs Day and Nuclear Risk Insurance Announcement Jobs Day and Nuclear Risk Insurance Announcement Jobs Day and Nuclear Risk Insurance Announcement August 4, 2006 - 8:41am Addthis Prepared Remarks for Energy Secretary Bodman Thank you all for being here and thanks, Mike, for that very nice introduction and for the tour of your transmission control center. I also want to thank Southern Company and Georgia Power for arranging this event and I appreciate Lauren Walker from Governor Perdue's office and Derick Corbett from Congressman Linder's office joining us here today. During my tour I got a firsthand look at the fine job your operators are doing to keep the power flowing to some 2 million customers around the state of Georgia . . . despite the heat wave that has gripped your region and so much of the rest of the country-Washington included. You and the

113

A study of the currency management for foreign investments of Korean insurance companies  

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The Korean insurance industry has rapidly grown over the past decade, and at the same time the asset size of Korean insurance companies increases very fast. So the effective and scientific asset management becomes very ...

Choi, Sung-Jin, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

DOE Releases Filing Instructions for Federal Risk Insurance for New Nuclear Power Plants  

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

Outlines Five Steps for New Nuclear Plant Sponsors to Enter Into a Conditional Agreement for Risk Insurance

115

Medical/Repatriation/Evacuation Program (ACE Insurance) Under the exchange visitor program, the United States Department of State  

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Medical/Repatriation/Evacuation Program (ACE Insurance) Under the exchange visitor program, the United States Department of State requires exchange visitors to have coverage for medical benefits, repatriation of remains in the case of death, and expenses associated with medical evacuation. Coverage by ACE

116

UW Madison Fleet Fiscal Year 2010 Rates: Fuel, maintenance and insurance costs are included. If fuel prices exceed the budgeted  

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UW Madison Fleet Fiscal Year 2010 Rates: Fuel, maintenance and insurance costs are included. If fuel prices exceed the budgeted amount by a significant margin, the rates will be amended with a fuel surcharge at that time and the change notice will be posted in the fleet web site, rates page. Some rate

Sheridan, Jennifer

117

A Statistical Profile of Horticultural Crop Farm Industries in California  

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Profile of Horticultural Crop Farm Industries in Californiaproject funded by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation,Williams. “Model- ing Farm-Level Crop Insurance Demand with

Lee, Hyunok; Blank, Steven C.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Energy efficiency and renewable energy options for riskmanagement and insurance loss reduction: An inventory oftechnologies, research capabilities, and research facilities at theU. S. Department of Energy's National Laboratories  

SciTech Connect

The promotion of technologies and services for insurance loss reduction and loss prevention is as old as the fields of insurance and risk management. This report addresses a new category of risk management opportunity involving technologies and procedures that use energy more efficiently or supply renewable energy. While the economic benefits of these measures are of interest to energy consumers seeking to reduce their energy expenditures, we have found that they also offer a novel and largely untapped pathway for achieving traditional risk management objectives. Most of the technologies described in this report were supported by government- sponsored RD D programs over many years of effort. These technologies have many benefits, including insurance loss reduction and prevention. The insurance and risk management communities could take advantage of these technologies, either independently or in cost-sharing partnerships with existing R D programs. In this report, we present a compilation of energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects (e.g., energy-efficient halogen torchiere replacements) and techniques (e.g., infrared cameras to detect fire hazards) that are currently being investigated at the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratories and which the insurance and risk management communities could encourage their customers to use to address their short-term and long-term needs. Once the loss-prevention benefits of these technologies and techniques (many of which are not yet available in the marketplace) are sufficiently demonstrated, insurers can promote their use through informational programs and perhaps financial incentives (e.g., risk-adjusted insurance premium schemes) through the insurance regulatory and rate-making processes. We identified 78 technologies and techniques being investigated by nine national laboratories which can help to reduce insurance losses and manage risks, especially those associated with power failures, fire and wind damage, and home or workplace indoor air quality hazards. All help to reduce insurance losses in one or more of the following categories: boiler and machinery, builder's risk, business interruption, commercial property insurance, completed operations liability, comprehensive general liability, contractors liability, environmental liability, product liability, professional liability, service interruption, workers' compensation, health/life insurance, and homeowners insurance. We identify examples of existing collaborations between the national laboratories and the insurance industry, and indicate research activities being conducted by the insurance and risk management communities that would benefit from the work of the national laboratories. We also describe some of the risk factors associated with energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies. For the future, significant progress could be made through interdisciplinary collaborative applied research (i.e., integrating the actuarial sciences with the physical or engineering sciences). This collaboration could be sponsored jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy and the insurance and risk management communities (as well as working through the insurance regulatory and rate-making processes).

Chen, Allan; Mills, Evan; Vine, Edward.

1998-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy efficiency and renewable energy options for riskmanagement and insurance loss reduction: An inventory oftechnologies, research capabilities, and research facilities at theU.S. Department of Energy's National Laboratories  

SciTech Connect

The promotion of technologies and services for insurance loss reduction and loss prevention is as old as the fields of insurance and risk management. This report addresses a new category of risk management opportunity involving technologies and procedures that use energy more efficiently or supply renewable energy. While the economic benefits of these measures are of interest to energy consumers seeking to reduce their energy expenditures, we have found that they also offer a novel and largely untapped pathway for achieving traditional risk management objectives. Most of the technologies described in this report were supported by government- sponsored RD&D programs over many years of effort. These technologies have many benefits, including insurance loss reduction and prevention. The insurance and risk management communities could take advantage of these technologies, either independently or in cost-sharing partnerships with existing R&D programs. In this report, we present a compilation of energy-efficiency and renewable energy projects (e.g., energy-efficient halogen torchiere replacements) and techniques (e.g., infrared cameras to detect fire hazards) that are currently being investigated at the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratories and which the insurance and risk management communities could encourage their customers to use to address their short-term and long-term needs. Once the loss-prevention benefits of these technologies and techniques (many of which are not yet available in the marketplace) are sufficiently demonstrated, insurers can promote their use through informational programs and perhaps financial incentives (e.g., risk-adjusted insurance premium schemes) through the insurance regulatory and rate-making processes. We identified 78 technologies and techniques being investigated by nine national laboratories which can help to reduce insurance losses and manage risks, especially those associated with power failures, fire and wind damage, and home or workplace indoor air quality hazards. All help to reduce insurance losses in one or more of the following categories: boiler and machinery, builder's risk, business interruption, commercial property insurance, completed operations liability, comprehensive general liability, contractors liability, environmental liability, product liability, professional liability, service interruption, workers' compensation, health/life insurance, and homeowners insurance. We identify examples of existing collaborations between the national laboratories and the insurance industry, and indicate research activities being conducted by the insurance and risk management communities that would benefit from the work of the national laboratories. We also describe some of the risk factors associated with energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies. For the future, significant progress could be made through interdisciplinary collaborative applied research (i.e., integrating the actuarial sciences with the "physical" or "engineering" sciences). This collaboration could be sponsored jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy and the insurance and risk management communities (as well as working through the insurance regulatory and rate-making processes).

Chen, Allan; Mills, Evan; Vine, Edward

1998-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

120

Livestock Risk Protection-Lamb: New Insurance Program to Help Ranchers Manage Lamb Price Risk  

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USDA is offering a new insurance program to help livestock producers manage lamb price risk. This publication explains requirements of the program and the way it works.

Pena, Jose G.; Thompson, Bill; Bevers, Stan; Anderson, David P.

2008-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Cavity degradation risk insurance assessment. Final report  

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This study examined the risks and risk management issues involved with the implementation by electric power utilities of compressed air energy storage and underground pumped hydro storage systems. The results are listed in terms of relative risks for the construction and operation of these systems in different geologic deposits, with varying amounts of pressurization, with natural or man-made disasters in the vicinity of the storage equipment, and with different modes of operating the facilities. (LCL)

Hampson, C.; Neill, P.; de Bivort, L.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Per-Mile Premiums for Auto Insurance  

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Social Cost of Motor-vehicle Use In the United States, Based on 1990-1991,” June 1997, Institute of Transportation

Edlin, Aaron S.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Copula Based Stochastic Weather Generator as an Application for Crop Growth Models and Crop Insurance  

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Stochastic Weather Generators (SWG) try to reproduce the stochastic patterns of climatological variables characterized by high dimensionality, non-normal probability density functions and non-linear dependence relationships. However, conventional SWGs usually typify weather variables with unjustified probability distributions assuming linear dependence between variables. This research proposes an alternative SWG that introduces the advantages of the Copula modeling into the reproduction of stochastic weather patterns. The Copula based SWG introduces more flexibility allowing researcher to model non-linear dependence structures independently of the marginals involved, also it is able to model tail dependence, which results in a more accurate reproduction of extreme weather events. Statistical tests on weather series simulated by the Copula based SWG show its capacity to replicate the statistical properties of the observed weather variables, along with a good performance in the reproduction of the extreme weather events. In terms of its use in crop growth models for the ratemaking process of new insurance schemes with no available historical yield data, the Copula based SWG allows one to more accurately evaluate the risk. The use of the Copula based SWG for the simulation of yields results in higher crop insurance premiums from more frequent extreme weather events, while the use of the conventional SWG for the yield estimation could lead to an underestimation of risks.

Juarez Torres, Miriam 77-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

SPACE WEATHER RISKS FROM AN INSURANCE PERSPECTIVE  

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-weather-prone property and infrastructure includes: · satellites (e.g., solar panels & electronics: exposed to particle, telecommunication, internet, GPS etc.) · utility components (e.g., transformers: exposed to geomagnetic induced in the 1970s ­ typically designed for a life time of ~40 years Space Weather Risks B) Vulnerability Aged

Schrijver, Karel

125

UCSC Student Health Services Student Health Insurance Office 1156 High Street Phone: (831) 459-2389  

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UCSC Student Health Services Student Health Insurance Office 1156 High Street Phone: (831) 459 your health plan's customer service number for assistance.** 5. Does your health insurance plan cover conditions? Yes / No Emergency room services? Yes / No Diagnostic services including laboratory tests? Yes

126

Massachusetts Takes On Climate Change  

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dies for green startups, and investment in green collar jobsThese in- clude investment in green technologies like wind

Kimmell, Ken; Laurie, Burt

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Courses of Instruction InstruCtIon  

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are not in- cluded. From the StefanÃ?Boltzmann law of blackbody radiation, the radiative energy loss can

Bolding, M. Chad

128

tel-00781783,version1-28Jan2013 tel-00781783,version1-28Jan2013  

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etching (ASE). Other possibilities in- clude the use of co-fired ceramic tapes [24] or powder blasting [25

129

On the Inefficiency of Portfolio Insurance and Caveats to the Mean/Downside-Risk Framework  

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Portfolio insurance strategies based on options typically treat the investment in the risky asset, e.g., stock, as fixed. We show in a mean/downside-risk framework that such a strategy is inefficient. Using at the money put options, expected returns can be increased by more than 250 basis points without taking on more risk. Gains can become arbitrarily large when one uses options with extremely high strike prices. This is due to a serious caveat to the mean/downside-risk framework that is typically adopted in the literature by substituting downside-risk measures for standard risk measures such as the variance of returns. These pathologic results vanish when one maximizes an appropriately chosen HARA utility function. In this framework, fixing the holding of the risky asset in advance leads to efficiency losses that vary between 250 and 650 basis points depending on the degree of risk aversion.

André Lucas; Cees L. Dert; Andr?e Lucas Yz; Cees L. Dert Xy

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Competition among Life Insurance Companies: The Driving Force of High Policy Rates?,” Working Paper  

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We analyze the effect competition has on the decisions of life insurance companies. In particular, we are interested in the companies ’ choices of policy rates and investment strategies given that they have issued contracts with a minimum rate of return guarantee. Our modeling framework is a one-period Cournot model of duopoly. We find policy rates and investment strategies that sustain a Nash equilibrium. We compare the results to the cooperative solution, that is, the case where the companies operate as a monopoly company and share the profits. Our model illustrates how competition between companies drives companies to offer relatively high policy rates, in particular rates above the risk free rate of return. Special thanks to Peter Ove Christensen and Kristian Miltersen. Claus Munk, and Martin Skovgaard Hansen were highly appreciated.

Mette Hansen

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

The state and health care reform: the National Health Insurance and Public Health Act of 1949  

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State-centered theory, elite theory, and the organizational state environment perspective have all been put forth to explain how policies come to be enacted in government and who benefits from such policy initiatives. It is proposed that the same forces affecting policy enactment can also prevent certain policies from being enacted. This study evaluates the capacity of these three theories to explain why the National Health Insurance and Public Health Act of 1949 was not enacted. This research includes an analysis of historical processes and environmental factors influencing this outcome. The findings indicate that there is very little support for state-centered theory. Limitations of the historical data limit the ability of this research to fully assess elite theory's capacity to explain the outcome. The organizational state environment perspective holds greater explanatory power in this case than either state-centered or elite theory.

Schemmer, Ruth Ann, 1960

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Medical Information Technology trative skills of scheduling appointments, interacting with patients, submitting patient insurance claims using  

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Medical Information Technology - - trative skills of scheduling appointments, interacting with patients, submitting patient insurance claims using current coding procedures, and maintaining medical Description: Medical Information Technology Associate of Applied Science Medical Administrative Assisting

Crone, Elizabeth

133

Mandatory Health Insurance Requirement for Graduate and International Students CLEMSON UNIVERSITY  

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health and substance use disorder services; including behavioral health treatment; 6. Prescription drugs; 7. Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices; 8. Laboratory services; 9. Minimum $100Mandatory Health Insurance Requirement for Graduate and International Students CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

Stuart, Steven J.

134

MEDICAL EVACUATION AND REPATRIATION INSURANCES There is information at two web sites on Medical Evacuation and Repatriation  

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MEDICAL EVACUATION AND REPATRIATION INSURANCES There is information at two web sites on Medical at ext. 8-1480 or srader@kumc.edu or visit either web site. Medical evacuation insurance is used to the nearest hospital where appropriate medical treatment can be obtained -or- if your medical condition

Albertini, David

135

Audit of the Department of Energy's Contractor Liability Insurance Costs, IG-0396  

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

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL AUDIT OF DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S CONTRACTOR LIABILITY INSURANCE COSTS The Office of Inspector General wants to make the distribution of its reports as customer friendly and cost effective as possible. Therefore, this report will be available electronically through the Internet five to seven days after publication at the following alternative addresses:

136

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM EMPLOYEE GROUP INSURANCE REQUEST FOR AN EXCEPTION TO ZIP CODE ELIGIBILITY RULES  

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5/31/00 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM EMPLOYEE GROUP INSURANCE REQUEST FOR AN EXCEPTION TO ZIP CODE.021 and 552.023 of the Texas Government Code, you are entitled to receive and review this information. Under Section 559.004 of the Texas Government Code, you are entitled to have U.T. San Antonio correct

Jiménez, Daniel A.

137

STATE SELF-INSURANCE CLAIM REPORT FORM For State Agencies Use Only  

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STATE SELF-INSURANCE CLAIM REPORT FORM For State Agencies Use Only READ INSTRUCTIONS ON REVERSE BEFORE COMPLETING THIS FORM PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE Agency Agency Number Agency Address City State Zip AgencyAgencyAgencyAgency State Employee Involved Daytime Phone Date of Incident Time a.m. p.m. Building

Tullos, Desiree

138

Essays on Weather Indexed Insurance and Energy Use in Mexico  

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WII to test voter response to disaster spending is preciselyevidence of voters’ response to disaster relief expendituresentitled “Voters Response to Natural Disasters Aid: Quasi-

Fuchs, Alan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Insuring climate change? Science, fear, and value in reinsurance markets  

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Biological citizens after Chernobyl. Princeton: Princetonof Petryna (2002) on Chernobyl victims, Fortun on Bohpal

Johnson, Leigh Taylor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Essays in the Economics of Healthcare and Health Insurance  

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with Dependent Children (AFDC) new restrictions were placedwho would have qualified for AFDC were to maintain theirwith Dependent Children (AFDC) new restrictions were placed

Howells, Bradley Thomas

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment: Evidence from the First Year  

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In 2008, a group of uninsured low-income adults in Oregon was selected by lottery to be given the chance to apply for Medicaid. This lottery provides an opportunity to gauge the effects of expanding access to public health ...

Taubman, Sarah

142

Evaluation of a hand-held, computer-based intervention to promote early self-care  

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are prescribed a complex medical regimen that in- cludes self-monitoring (e.g., home-based spirome- try, symptoms

Myers, Brad A.

143

2011 Henry Ford Health System Award Application Summary  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Standardized, or “core,” quality performance measures reported by The ... nuum of Care Health care coal t ons (eg ... in- clude a full status report by pillar ...

2012-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

144

Executive Order 12123  

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

ation, air compressor systems, industrial processes, and fuel switching, in- cluding cogeneration and other efficiency and renewable energy technologies. (g) Highly Efficient...

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This article is from the June 2006 issue of  

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on nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences; it in- cluded strains of F. subglutinans from Egypt, Florida (Israel, Malaysia, and Pakistan), Africa (Egypt, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, and Uganda

146

Responding to WMD Terrorism Threats: The Role of Insurance Markets  

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Lyman, Edwin (2004), “Chernobyl on the Hudson? ”, a studyin fact, did occur at Chernobyl’s Reactor No. 4 in 1986. The

Jaffee, Dwight M.; Russell, Thomas

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Proposed insurance and reserve management scheme for Singapore electricity market.  

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??The objective of the research is to improve the market design in the Singapore Electricity Market. There are three aspects that this thesis tries to… (more)

Xia, Linmin.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Does Nuclear Insurance Protect Us or the Industry? | Department...  

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

for the nuclear power industry has never been a hot issue for Nevadans because we have no nuclear power plants in the state. But with the prospect of the nuclear power industry's...

149

From Risk to Opportunity Insurer Responses to Climate Change  

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A Ceres ReportThis annual report was commissioned by Ceres, a national coalition of investors, environmental groups, and other public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges such as climate change. Ceres also directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk, a group of 78 institutional investors from the U.S., Europe, and Canada who collectively manage over $7 trillion in assets. This project

Evan Mills Ph. D

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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202-328-5000 www.rff.orgIs Pay-As-You-Drive Insurance a Better Way to Reduce Gasoline than Gasoline Taxes?  

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Gasoline taxes are widely perceived as the most efficient instrument for reducing gasoline consumption because they exploit all behavioral responses for reducing fuel use, including reduced driving and improved fuel economy. At present, however, higher fuel taxes are viewed as a political nonstarter. Pay-as-you-drive (PAYD) auto insurance, which involves replacing existing lump-sum premiums with premiums that vary in proportion to miles driven, should be more practical, since they do not raise driving costs for the average motorist. We show that when impacts on a broad range of motor vehicle externalities are considered, PAYD also induces significantly higher welfare gains than comparable gasoline tax increases, for fuel reductions below 9%. The reason is that under PAYD, all of the reduction in fuel use, rather than just a fraction, comes from reduced driving; this produces a substantial additional efficiency gain because mileage-related external costs (especially congestion and accidents) are relatively large in magnitude. Key Words: gasoline tax; pay-as-you-drive insurance; mileage tax; welfare effects; motor vehicle externality JEL Classification Numbers: H21, H23, R48

Ian W. H. Parry; Ian W. H. Parry

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Boxes G574 through G676 Cones. re: Insurance Directives, including War Risk and Insurance for Crews of  

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of the Hawaiian island of Kauai has been transmitting since late 1997. The data obtained during ATOC has shown, 1998). The timeseries obtained using the Kauai acoustic source is of similar quality in its ability, California Current, Kuroshio, and North Equato- rial Current bifurcation in the Philippine Sea are examples

US Army Corps of Engineers

152

Computation of feasible portfolio controlstrategies for an insurance company using a discrete time asset/liability model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A nonlinear discrete time asset/liability model is developed for an insurance company selling investment policies with a guaranteed minimum rate of return and a fixed maturity date. The model accommodates time-dependent investment strategies and transaction ... Keywords: Discrete time asset/liability models, Dynamic financial analysis, Feasible portfolio control, Investment policies with a guaranteed minimum rate of return

C. Frangos; S. A. Zenios; Y. Yavin

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

Design and application of a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant privacy framework for pervasive healthcare  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With an increasing emphasis on pervasive healthcare services, providing a high degree of privacy to patients is becoming a major challenge due to: (a) an increased number of avenues, such as device, access points, switches and database; (b) ... Keywords: EHR, HIPAA, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, e-health, electronic health records, electronic healthcare, electronic medical records, mobile communications, pervasive healthcare, privacy, security, wireless health

Srilaxmi Malladi; Upkar Varshney

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Engaging Non-IT Executives in IT Infrastructure Decisions  

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This case study describes how information technology (IT) managers from Insurance Co. successfully engaged non-IT executives in IT infrastructure investment decisions. This

Fonstad, Nils O.

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Induction of growth factor RNA expression in human malignant melanoma: markers of transformation  

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Alteration in the expression of growth factors is widely accepted as being one of several critical defects in the generation of the malignant cell. In the present study, 19 human metastatic melanoma cell lines were compared to 14 normal human foreskin melanocyte cell lines for the production of RNA transcripts specific for 11 different growth factors. Using the extremely sensitive technique of polymerase chain reaction to amplify growth factor-specific complementary DNAs, we analyzed the following: transforming growth factor (TGF) types a, fi,, ti¡.and /i.,,acidic (a) fibroblast growth factor (FGF), basic (b) FGF, FGF-5, keratinocyte growth factor (KGF), HST, and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) types A and B. There were clear distinctions among the patterns of growth factor RNA expression by normal melanocytes and malignant melanoma cells. The prototypic melanocyte pattern of expression in cluded TGF0!, TGF/Sj, and KGF. A subset of melanocyte cell lines also

Anthony P. Albino; Brigid M. Davis; David M. Nanus; Contact The Aacr Publications; Anthony P. Albino; Brigid M. Davis; David M. Nanus

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Comment on "Arsenic Mobility and Groundwater Extraction in  

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solids accompanying the influx of fresh, labile car- bon-laden recharge water. They further con- cluded and hydro- gen isotope compositions of shallow groundwaters between 1979 and 1999. This indicates

Basu, Asish R.

157

Dynamics in Behavioral Adaptation to a Transportation Innovation: A Case Study of Carlink–A Smart Carsharing System  

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insurance, maintenance, system reliability, and management.insurance, maintenance, system reliability, and management (insurance, maintenance, system reliability, and management (

Shaheen, Susan

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Insurance as an adaptation strategy for extreme weather events in developing countries and economies in transition  

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MODELS F ORESTS , ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION AND RELIABILITY ,OURLY F ORESTS , ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION AND RELIABILITY ,AREAS F ORESTS , ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION AND RELIABILITY ,

Mills, Evan

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Insurance as an adaptation strategy for extreme weather events in developing countries and economies in transition  

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WATER RESOURCES , ( HYDRO ) ENERGY SUPPLY , HUMANWATER RESOURCES , ( HYDRO ) ENERGY SUPPLY , HUMANrenewable energy generation systems (e.g. , micro-hydro,

Mills, Evan

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Nearest Neighbor Distributions for Imbalanced Classification  

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from the oil and gas industry alongside a modified nearest neighbor algorithm. Our algorithm are present in many real-world applications, in- cluding fraud/intrustion detection, anomaly detection

Slatton, Clint

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The State of Health Insurance in California: Findings from the 2007 California Health Interview Survey  

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beneficiaries who are not disabled, 26.4% report having nocoverage. Among apparently disabled Medi-Cal beneficiaries,those who qualify as disabled and have very high medical

Brown, Richard E.; Kronick, Richard; Kincheloe, Jennifer R.; Lavarreda, Shana Alex; Peckham, Erin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Essays on Externalities and Uncertainty: On the Role of Disaster Insurance in Improving Welfare  

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Rice. “Risk and the Value of Bt Corn. ” American Journal ofThe Impact of the Western Corn Rootworm Soybean Variant insimulation section, for both corn and wheat farmers. For the

Sproul, Thomas Wendell

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Disparities in Health Insurance and Access to Care for Residents Across U.S. Cities  

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High Rates of Uninsurance El Paso, TX Jersey City, NJ LosHigh Rates of Uninsurance El Paso, TX Jersey City, NJ LosNJ Las Vegas, NV–AZ Salt Lake City, UT Charlotte, NC–SC MSAs with High Rates

Brown, E. Richard; Wyn, Roberta; Teleki, Stephanie

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Risk in agriculture : a study of crop yield distributions and crop insurance  

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Agriculture is a business fraught with risk. Crop production depends on climatic, geographical, biological, political, and economic factors, which introduce risks that are quantifiable given the appropriate mathematical ...

Gayam, Narsi Reddy

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Quantifying the Economic Value of Warranties in the U.S. Server Market  

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We quantify the economic value of hardware base warranties in the U.S. server market to manufacturers, channel intermediaries, and customers. We further decompose the value of a warranty into its insurance value and its price discrimination value, which ... Keywords: insurance, price discrimination, server market, sorting, structural modeling, warranty

Junhong Chu; Pradeep K. Chintagunta

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

A Computational Analysis of Lower Bounds for Big Bucket ...  

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to solve, and this is addressed by a thorough analysis in the paper. We con- clude with ...... Pentium 4 2.53 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM. All the formulations ...

167

To See or Not to See: The Viability of Visibility at the Grand Canyon  

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control regional haze. 72 Vermont then filed a petition forEPA rules did not require Vermont to in- clude regional haze§ 52, subpart D (1993)). Vermont v. Thomas, 850 F.2d 99,

Bergman, Steven H.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

How much is a health insurer willing to pay for colorectal cancer screening tests?  

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Colorectal Cancer (CRC) screening tests have proven to be cost-effective in preventing cancer incidence. Yet, as recent studies have shown, CRC screening tests are noticeably underutilized. Among the factors influencing CRC screening test utilization, ...

Reza Yaesoubi; Stephen D. Roberts

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Insurance Provider Contacts  

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(YBR) Member Services (866) 934-1200 Medical, mental health services Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) Group Number EPO (N13793) PPO (N13794) CDHP (N13795) Website...

170

Insurance Issues for Paratransit  

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CONFERENCE CONFERENCE of STATE LEGISLATURES The Forum for America's Ideas Tax Policies and Incentives and Energy Development Jim Reed, Group Director for Environment, Energy and Transportation, NCSL Jacquelyn Pless, Policy Associate, NCSL Energy Program NATIONAL CONFERENCE of STATE LEGISLATURES The Forum for America's Ideas NCSL Overview  Bipartisan organization  Serves the 7,382 legislators and 30,000+ legislative staff of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories  Covers all topics  Activities:  Research and information on topics of interest to the states  Technical assistance and training  Opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas  Lobbying at the federal level for states' interests

171

Essays in public economics and political economy  

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This thesis studies topics in public economics in developed and developing countries, including health insurance regulation, public goods provision and inequality and welfare measurement. The first chapter analyzes the ...

Pinkovskiy, Maxim L

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Essays in banking and risk management  

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(cont.) Risk Management have begun implementing strategies to provide commodity price and weather insurance in the developing world. In Chapter 3 (joint with Professor Rob Townsend from the University of Chicago), we examine ...

Vickery, James Ian, 1974-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Smoothing consumption across households and time : essays in development economics  

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This thesis studies two strategies that households may use to keep their consumption smooth in the face of fluctuations in income and expenses: credit (borrowing and savings) and insurance (state contingent transfers between ...

Kinnan, Cynthia Georgia

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

The Australian Great Flood of 1954: Estimating the Cost of a Similar Event in 2011  

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As in many other parts of the globe, migration to the coast and rapid regional development in Australia is resulting in large concentrations of population and insured assets. One of the most rapidly growing regions is southeastern Queensland and ...

Kevin M. Roche; K. John McAneney; Keping Chen; Ryan P. Crompton

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Efficiency and profit in the NYISO transmission congestion contract market  

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Evidence of speculator profit and TCC price less than congestion charges suggests that additional competition in the TCC auction should be encouraged as a way to increase efficiency and lower the price of this ''insurance'' for hedgers. (author)

Hadsell, Lester; Shawky, Hany A.

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

176

Towards e-banking: the evolution of business models in financial services  

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We explore the evolution of business models over time in five Finnish organisations from the banking, insurance or retail sector. The scope of the banking services to consumers has been extended in traditional banks from basic banking services to asset ...

Anu Bask; Hilkka Merisalo-Rantanen; Markku Tinnila; Theresa Lauraeus

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

The Unsustainable Rise of the Disability Rolls in the United States: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Options  

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Two ailments limit the effectiveness and threaten the long-term viability of the U.S. Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI). First, the program is ineffective in assisting the vast majority of workers with ...

Autor, David

2012-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

178

The Effect of the Social Organization of Work on Voluntary Tunover of Hospital Nurses in the United States  

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Organizational performance: managing for efficiency and effectiveness. In Healthorganizational performance and is a reflection of its general healthorganizational economic opportunity were included: 1) number of non-professional benefits offered by category: medical benefits (life insurance, basic health

Bloom, Joan R.; Alexander, Jeffrey A.; Nuchols, Beverly A.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Final Report: Performance Modeling Activities in PERC2  

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Progress in Performance Modeling for PERC2 resulted in: • Automated modeling tools that are robust, able to characterize large applications running at scale while simultaneously simulating the memory hierarchies of mul-tiple machines in parallel. • Porting of the requisite tracer tools to multiple platforms. • Improved performance models by using higher resolution memory models that ever before. • Adding control-flow and data dependency analysis to the tracers used in perform-ance tools. • Exploring and developing several new modeling methodologies. • Using modeling tools to develop performance models for strategic codes. • Application of modeling methodology to make a large number of “blind” per-formance predictions on certain mission partner applications, targeting most cur-rently available system architectures. • Error analysis to correct some systematic biases encountered as part of the large-scale blind prediction exercises. • Addition of instrumentation capabilities for communication libraries other than MPI. • Dissemination the tools and modeling methods to several mission partners, in-cluding DoD HPCMO and two DARPA HPCS vendors (Cray and IBM), as well as to the wider HPC community via a series of tutorials.

Allan Snavely

2007-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

180

Information Foraging in Nuclear Power Plant Control Rooms  

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nformation foraging theory articulates the role of the human as an 'informavore' that seeks information and follows optimal foraging strategies (i.e., the 'information scent') to find meaningful information. This paper briefly reviews the findings from information foraging theory outside the nuclear domain and then discusses the types of information foraging strategies operators employ for normal and off-normal operations in the control room. For example, operators may employ a predatory 'wolf' strategy of hunting for information in the face of a plant upset. However, during routine operations, the operators may employ a trapping 'spider' strategy of waiting for relevant indicators to appear. This delineation corresponds to information pull and push strategies, respectively. No studies have been conducted to determine explicitly the characteristics of a control room interface that is optimized for both push and pull information foraging strategies, nor has there been empirical work to validate operator performance when transitioning between push and pull strategies. This paper explores examples of control room operators as wolves vs. spiders and con- cludes by proposing a set of research questions to investigate information foraging in control room settings.

R.L. Boring

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-Compliant Ocular Telehealth Network for the Remote Diagnosis and Management of Diabetic Retinopathy  

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In this article, we present the design and implementation of a regional ocular telehealth network for remote assessment and management of diabetic retinopathy (DR), including the design requirements, network topology, protocol design, system work flow, graphics user interfaces, and performance evaluation. The Telemedical Retinal Image Analysis and Diagnosis Network is a computer-aided, image analysis telehealth paradigm for the diagnosis of DR and other retinal diseases using fundus images acquired from primary care end users delivering care to underserved patient populations in the mid-South and southeastern United States.

Li, Yaquin [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Karnowski, Thomas Paul [ORNL; Tobin Jr, Kenneth William [ORNL; Giancardo, Luca [ORNL; Garg, Seema [University of North Carolina; Fox, Karen [Delta Health Alliance; Chaum, Edward [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Insurance Coverage for Biomedical & Traditional  

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) S.-G. Gao, V. H. L. Sng, X.-H. Wu, K.-Y. Sim, B. H. K. Tan, J. T. Pereira and S. H. Goh, Tetrahedron

Peterson, Blake R.

183

VENKATESAN ET AL. VOL. 6 ' NO. 1 ' 441450 ' 2012 www.acsnano.org  

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this resolution however is challenging for two reasons: (1) the high DNA translocation velocity in graphene- cludes the measurement of pico-ampere steps in ionic current, and (2) high 1/f noise in graphene lower than nanopores in pure graphene), are highly sensitive to electrolyte pH at low KCl concentrations

Bashir, Rashid

184

28 May 1997 9:23 Proceedings of DETC'97  

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in boiler tubes and in nuclear reactor fuel rods. Impact also plays a role in biological systems in­ cluding. [1994a, 1994b, 1995a, 1995b, 1995c, 1996a, 1996b], Chin et al. [1994], ideas from the modern theory

Bath, University of

185

Wind Bias from Sub-optimal Estimation Due to Geophysical Modeling Error Paul E. Johnson and David G . Long  

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Wind Bias from Sub-optimal Estimation Due to Geophysical Modeling Error -Wind I Paul E. Johnson (which relates the wind to the normalized radar cross section, NRCS, of the ocean surface) is uncertainty in the NRCS for given wind conditions. When the estimated variability is in- cluded in the maximum likelihood

Long, David G.

186

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 27, NO. 3, AUGUST 2012 1521 Optimal Placement of Phasor Measurement  

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their deployment on every bus, which in turn motivates their strategic placement across the power grid. As state estimation is at the core of grid monitoring, PMU deployment is optimized here based on estimation concentrators. Merits of PMUs (a.k.a. synchrophasors) over conventional power meters in- clude increased

Giannakis, Georgios

187

MASTER INDEX OF UNIVERSITY MANUALS AND GENERAL INFORMATION  

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industry alone produces an estimated 0.8 million Mg of boiler ash (Thacker, 1986)and 2.1 million Mg, and papermill ash in- cludes both fly ash and bottom ash, a mixture of which istermed boiler ash (Pepin and Cole- man, 1984).Unlike sludges,boiler ashes from papermill are mainly inorganic and consist primarily

188

TAO, Vol. 16, No. 2, 285-314, June 2005 A Review on the Western North Pacific Monsoon  

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285 TAO, Vol. 16, No. 2, 285-314, June 2005 REVIEW A Review on the Western North Pacific Monsoon and evolution charac- teristics of the western North Pacific monsoon on various time scales, in- cluding its-70-day) bands. On the interannual time scale, the monsoon is greatly modulated by and possibly feeds back

Li, Tim

189

Extending Tcl for Dynamic ObjectOriented Programming \\Lambda Proceedings of the Tcl/Tk Workshop 95, Toronto, Ontario, July 1995, modified for OTcl 0.95  

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Extending Tcl for Dynamic Object­Oriented Programming \\Lambda Proceedings of the Tcl/Tk Workshop 95 Abstract Object Tcl is an extension to the Tool Command Language (Tcl) for the management of complicated to other object­oriented programming extensions (in­ cluding [incr Tcl]) because it may be used dynam

Wetherall, David

190

Discrimination of Near-Native Protein Structures From Misfolded Models by Empirical Free Energy Functions  

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Discrimination of Near-Native Protein Structures From Misfolded Models by Empirical Free Energy University, Boston, Massachusetts ABSTRACT Free energy potentials, combining molecular mechanics of discrimination that in- clude the correlation coefficient between RMSD and free energy, and a new measure labeled

Vajda, Sandor

191

A web-based Evaluation Service for Ontology Jer^ome Euzenat1  

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A web-based Evaluation Service for Ontology Matching J´er^ome Euzenat1 , Christian Meilicke2. Evaluation of semantic web technologies at large scale, in- cluding ontology matching, is an important topic of semantic web re- search. This paper presents a web-based evaluation service for automati- cally executing

192

Predicting Future Hourly Residential Electrical Consumption: A Machine Learning Case Study  

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(e.g., HVAC) for a specific building, optimizing control systems and strategies for a buildingPredicting Future Hourly Residential Electrical Consumption: A Machine Learning Case Study Richard building energy modeling suffers from several factors, in- cluding the large number of inputs required

Tennessee, University of

193

MFR PAPER 1320 MALCOLM B. HALE and PAUL E. BAUERSFELD, Jr  

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that estimates detailed equip- ment, "total capital," and operating costs for several different FPC proces- ses equipped with shipboard processing equipment for the enzymatic hydrolysis of filleting waste and trash fish milk replacer ingredients, in- cluding cost estimates for the enzyma- tic hydrolysate of menhaden

194

Questions & Answers Hybrid Generation and Fuelflexible Distributed Generation/Combined  

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with your emergency contact. Airline Fuel Surcharges: Our air inclusive vacations are priced in- cluding airline fuel surcharges. These fuel surcharges are assessed by the airlines and are subject to increase will display your vacation land package, base airfare, fuel surcharge and all taxes and fees as separate line

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For more information contact Explorations at 888.981.8687  

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with your emergency contact. Airline Fuel Surcharges: Our air inclusive vacations are priced in- cluding airline fuel surcharges. These fuel surcharges are assessed by the airlines and are subject to increase will display your vacation land package, base airfare, fuel surcharge and all taxes and fees as separate line

McConnell, Terry

196

Rental Company Corporate Discount #  

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with your emergency contact. Airline Fuel Surcharges: Our air inclusive vacations are priced in- cluding airline fuel surcharges. These fuel surcharges are assessed by the airlines and are subject to increase will display your vacation land package, base airfare, fuel surcharge and all taxes and fees as separate line

Harms, Kyle E.

197

Testimony before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation  

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as an advisor to Federal law enforcement and defense agencies, in- cluding the FBI, the Air Force and the NSA. I also the chair of USACM, the U.S. public policy committee of the ACM. With over 90,000 members, ACM point for ACM's interaction with the U.S. Congress and government organizations. It seeks to educate

Holland, Jeffrey

198

Annales Geophysicae, 23, 27852801, 2005 SRef-ID: 1432-0576/ag/2005-23-2785  

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to apogee is given, in- cluding the different whistler mode waves (hiss, chorus, lion roars) and broad the magnetosheath lion roars are right-handed and propagate close to the mag- netic field. An example of a combined substorms, to possibly determine their onset location. Keywords. Space Plasma Physics (Instruments and tech

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

199

Proceedings of FUELCELL2005 Third International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology  

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for estimating the system performance. Unlike other existing thermal models, it in- cludes the gas supply system voltage is calculated quasi-statically. Measurement data of a 1.25kW, 24-cell fuel cell stack or a residential power supply cannot be pas- s

Stefanopoulou, Anna

200

Oil and natural gas in the Russian Federation  

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The paper describes the political and economic situation in the Russian Federation, now that the Communist system no longer rules Russia. To address the political risk associated with doing business in Russia, the US provides insurance coverage through the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). This is a federally chartered program that insures new investments, if approved by the Russian government, and benefit the socio-economic development of the country. The paper then describes petroleum production and resource development in the Volga-Urals province, West Siberia, Komi province, East Siberia, and the Far East province. Joint ventures and the current status of production are described for major regions of each province.

Riva, J.P. Jr.

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ethical issues in human experimentation  

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; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the effects of the atom bomb; helped lead to important advances medical exams, free meals and free burial insurance · Stopped in 1972 after PHS employees leaked info ~ · Info at http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/od/tuskegee/ · (wary of medical profession) #12;2 Jewish chronic

Behrmann, Marlene

202

Microinsurance and Social Protection for Workers in the Informal Sector in Indonesia: A Study of the Social Welfare Insurance Program (SWIP/ASKESOS)  

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collection techniques including interviews, observations,techniques, including documents, observations, and interviews.techniques were selected to serve particular purposes. Interviews and

Sirojudin, Sirojudin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Hail in Southwestern France. I: Hailfall Characteristics and Hailstrom Environment  

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In the context of an experiment of hail prevention in the Aquitaine region, 12 869 reports of damaging hail have been compiled during 29 years in an area of 88 980 km2. These observations, together with crop insurance data, have led to a unique ...

Jean Dessens

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Private Health Insurance Sponsored Wellness Programs: Examining Participation in the Healthy Lifestyle Rewards Financial Incentives Program on Health Care Costs, Utilization, and Risk Behaviors  

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Individual Tax Statistics- Zip Code Data (SOI). State ofIndividual Tax Statistics – Zip Code Data (SOI) 2006.are age, gender, and several zip-code level explanatory

Harris, Zoe Kimberly

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Crop-Hail Damage in the Midwest Corn Belt  

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Crop-hail damage in the ten Midwest corn belt states is examined during the period 1957–81. Estimates of crop losses due to hail are made from hail insurance data for each state and each significant crop in the region. The crop-hail losses are ...

Harry J. Hillaker Jr.; Paul J. Waite

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Rising Variability in Thunderstorm-Related U.S. Losses as a Reflection of Changes in Large-Scale Thunderstorm Forcing  

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Thunderstorm-related normalized economic and insured losses in the United States east of the Rockies from the period 1970–2009 (March–September) exhibit higher peaks and greater variability in the last two decades than in the preceding two ...

J. Sander; J. F. Eichner; E. Faust; M. Steuer

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

GMS: preserving multiple expert voices in scientific knowledge management  

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Computer archives of scientific and engineering knowledge must insure the accuracy, completeness, and validity of their contents. Unfortunately, designers of these sites often overlook the social and cognitive context of scientific activity in favor ... Keywords: cognitive psychology, ethnography, expert communities, information architecture, interaction design, knowledge design, scientific knowledge management, user interface design

Adria H. Liszka; William A. Stubblefield; Stephen D. Kleban

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Data and Approaches for Determining Hail Risk in the Contiguous United States  

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Rapidly increasing hail damages to property have brought average annual losses to $1.2 billion (in 1997-adjusted dollars) during the 1990s; this rise in loss exposure has created great concern in the insurance industry and has led to efforts to ...

Stanley A. Changnon

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Using Constraint Satisfaction Problem approach to solve human resource allocation problems in cooperative health services  

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In developing countries, the increasing utilization of health services, due to a great life expectancy, is followed by a reduction in incomes from the public health system and from private insurance companies, to the payment of medical procedures. Beyond ... Keywords: Backtracking search algorithm, Constraint Satisfaction Problem, Cooperative services, Heuristics, Human resource allocation

Cicero Ferreira Fernandes Costa Filho; Dayse Aparecida Rivera Rocha; Marly Guimarães Fernandes Costa; Wagner Coelho de Albuquerque Pereira

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Determination of the critical Shields number for particle erosion in laminar flow  

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, such as sediment transport or dune formation, and of industrial processes, such as hydrate or sand issues in oil of distilled water and UCON oil 75H-90000 supplied by Chempoint. The viscosity and the density f reser- voir by a pump. This arrangement isolated the test section from the pump and insured a constant

Aussillous, Pascale

211

Using a profiling process to insure program quality: Volume II - support materials. Final progress report, May 15, 1991--November 14, 1996  

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Between 1990 and 1995 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Center for Improving Science Education (National Center) developed a system for ongoing evaluation of K-12 educational programs in the DOE-supported national energy Laboratories. As part of the formative evaluation component of this collaborative endeavor, field staff in the Laboratories began creating profiles of their programs. However, many individuals within DOE Headquarters were not familiar with this profiling process and were unprepared to use the valuable information that the profiles generated. This manual was produced to orient Headquarters staff to profiling. It focuses on how Headquarters staff can use the profiling process to help their funded programs establish and/or maintain high quality. Its purpose, then, is not to train Headquarters staff to become proficient in profiling, but to show them how to draw on the Laboratories` use of profiling to bring about program improvement. Profiling is the process of systematically examining and describing a program`s elements against a set of components that define Effective Practice. The instrument used to capture the data for analysis is called a template, and most of this manual focuses on the templates and how to read and interpret them. However, since it is important to understand these data in context, the authors also describe what should accompany each template in a complete profiling packet and offer guidelines for reviewing complete packets and providing feedback to program managers. This document consists of Support Materials for the manual: exercise answer keys; templates; guidelines for reviewing templates; a complete profiling packet; guidelines for the trainer.

Kaser, J.S.; Roody, D.S.; Raizen, S.A.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

The Environmental Impacts of Subsidized Crop Insurance  

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CITE NWQI) Wet- lands provide flood protection and pollutionchemical pollution. Additionally, economically marginal land

LaFrance, Jeffrey T.; Shimshack, J. P.; Wu, S. Y.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

213

Disability Insurance: Protect Your Most Valuable Asset  

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An 18% chance of becoming disabled for 3 months or longera 41% chance of becoming disabled for 3 months or longer. AA 13% chance of becoming disabled for 3 months or longer

Borgia, Andy G

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Testing with Model Checker: Insuring Fault  

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... We used a 1.7 GHz Pentium 4 2 PC with 1 GB of RAM running the Linux OS. The ... Dependency analysis by slicing is one way to improve scalability. ...

2013-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

215

Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP)  

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... protection selected. Employees pay 100% o the premiums. Coverage is guaranteed renewable and is fully portable. The Office ...

2010-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

216

Robust Portfolio Optimization with Derivative Insurance Guarantees  

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Jan 13, 2009 ... Dert and Oldenkamp [18] propose a model that maximizes the expected return of a portfolio consisting of a single index stock and several.

217

Parental Medicaid Expansions and Health Insurance Coverage  

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with Dependent Children (AFDC) program with the Temporaryby replacing their AFDC-related eligibility criteria withidentical to their old AFDC-related eligibility criteria,

Aizer, Anna; Grogger, Jeffrey T

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Life Insurance | National Nuclear Security Administration  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure...

219

Insuring Solar Photovoltaics: Challenges and Possible Solutions  

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Concentrating Solar Power - Technology, Costs, and Markets: A Guide to the Impact CSP Technologies will Have on the Solar and Broader Renewable Energy Markets through 2020:...

220

NAWIG News: The Quarterly Newsletter of the Native American Wind Interest Group, Fall 2008, Wind & Hydropower Technologies Program (Brochure)  

Wind Powering America (EERE)

Using the Power of the Wind Using the Power of the Wind An Interview with Dave Danz Dave Danz has been a tribal planner since 1978 and a planner with the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa in northeast Minnesota since 2006. He is, as he puts it, "A white guy in Indian Country with no background in wind energy." Until recently, that is. A Minnesota Department of Commerce study con cluded that the north shore of Lake Superior did not have a wind

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221

Forcing of globally unstable jets and flames  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

) have shown. Other combustion devices in which thermoacoustic instability can arise in- clude aeroengine afterburners (Langhorne, 1988; Macquisten and Dowling, 1995; Schadow et al., 1987), industrial furnaces (Correa, 1998), ramjet missiles (Crump et al... diagram for combustion experiments with Injector B . . 52 2.5 Flowchart of the HWA calibration procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 2.6 Typical final HWA calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 2.7 Validation of TMM by HWA...

Li, Larry

2012-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Document  

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52841 52841 Vol. 67, No. 157 Wednesday, August 14, 2002 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Federal Crop Insurance Corporation 7 CFR Part 457 Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Sugarcane Crop Insurance Provisions AGENCY: Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Final rule; correction. SUMMARY: This document contains corrections to the final rule, Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Sugarcane Crop Insurance Provisions that the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation published in the Federal Register on Friday, July 12, 2002 (67 FR 46093- 46096). EFFECTIVE DATE: August 14, 2002. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arden Routh, Risk Management Specialist, Product Development Division, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, United States Department of Agriculture, 6501 Beacon Drive,

223

Mitigating Flood Loss through Local Comprehensive Planning in Florida  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Planning researchers believe that property losses from natural hazards, such as floods can be reduced if governments address this issue and adopt appropriate policies in their plans. However, little empirical research has examined the relationship between plan quality and actual property loss from floods. My research addresses this critical gap in the planning and hazard research literature by evaluating the effectiveness of current plans and policies in mitigating property damage from floods. Specifically, this study: 1) assesses the extent to which local comprehensive plans integrate flood mitigation policies in Florida; and 2) it examines the impact of the quality of flood mitigation policies on actual insured flood damages. Study results show that fifty-three local plans in the sample received a mean score for total flood mitigation policy quality of 38.55, which represents 35.69% of the total possible points. These findings indicate that there is still considerable room for improvement by local governments on flooding issues. The scores of local plans varied widely, with coastal communities receiving significantly higher scores than non-coastal communities. While most communities adopted land use management tools, such as permitted land use and wetland permits as primary flood mitigation tools, incentive based tools/taxing tools and acquisition tools were rarely adopted. This study also finds that plan quality associated with flood mitigation policy had little discernible effect on reducing insured flood damage while controlling for biophysical, built environment and socio-economic variables. This result counters the assumption inherent in previous plan quality research that better plans mitigate the adverse effects associated with floods and other natural hazards. There are some possible explanations for this result in terms of plan implementation, land use management paradox and characteristics of insurance policies. The statistical analysis also suggests that insured flood loss is considerably affected by wetland alteration and a community's location on the coast. Another finding indicates that very strong leadership and dam construction are factors in mitigating flood loss.

Kang, Jung Eun

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

Causal Laws and Effective Strategies NANCY CARTWRIGHT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

facts about strategies. They are illustrated in a letter which I recently received from TIAA a TIAA life insurance policy you'll live longer." But it is a fact, nonetheless, that persons insured by TIAA do enjoy longer lifetimes, on the average, than persons insured by commercial insurance companies

Fitelson, Branden

225

Health Care Reform, What’s in It? Rural Communities and Rural Medical Care  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A critical component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the federal health care reform law, is the expansion of health insurance coverage and a resulting improvement in health outcomes through access to affordable and timely medical care. One notable concern expressed in the wake of passage of the law is the ability of the health care system to effectively serve over 30 million newly insured, plus deliver effective services to the currently insured in order to meet the goals of the new law. (McMorrow) We have long said the ultimate goal of health care reform is to help make people healthier. Access to health services is a crucial need to meet that goal, and constraints on access will make the health care reform law less meaningful than it should. (McMorrow) Access issues are even more acute in rural communities. As we have shown, many rural communities have severe medical professional shortages, few of the nation’s medical professionals practice in rural areas, rural health professionals are aging, fewer professionals are being trained in primary care and fewer new professionals are being educated and trained. (Top 10 paper) Medicare and Medicaid—major components of rural medical care—pay rural medical providers and facilities less than do private insurers and less than providers in urban areas. All of these exist at a time when, in general, rural people have greater medical care needs than do nonrural people. (National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, Center on an Aging Society) Access provisions turned out to be a major part of the health reform law, but an unsung part that received little

Jon M. Bailey

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Some "manufacturing" takes place not in a factory, but in place ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... great. Florida has just announced that homes with aluminum wiring must rewire this year to get home owner's insurance. ...

2011-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

227

Rethinking the Value of Initial Claims as a Forecasting Tool.” Federal Reserve Bank of New York Current Issues in Economics and Finance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The weekly numbers on initial claims for unemployment insurance convey key information about the labor market. But how reliable are claims in predicting changes in the much anticipated monthly employment report? According to a simple forecasting model, claims consistently send an accurate signal about employment during recessions but not during expansions. At approximately 8:30 a.m. each Thursday, the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor releases a report on the number of U.S. workers who filed an initial claim for unemployment insurance in the previous week. 1 Analysts pay close attention to what these weekly numbers might imply for the monthly employment report: A surge in the number of claims is thought to signal a rise in layoffs and a weakening employment picture. 2 By contrast, a decline in claims is interpreted as an indication

Margaret M. Mcconnell

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Exploring the role of model parameters and regularization procedures in the thermodynamics of the PNJL model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The equation of state and the critical behavior around the critical end point are studied in the context of the Polyakov--Nambu--Jona--Lasinio model. We prove that a convenient choice of the model parameters is crucial to get the correct description of isentropic trajectories. The physical relevance of the effects of the regularization procedure is insured by the agreement with general thermodynamic requirements. The results are compared with simple thermodynamic expectations and lattice data.

M. C. Ruivo; Pedro Costa; H. Hansen; C. A. de Sousa

2010-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

229

A Method for Estimating Crop Losses from Hail in Uninsured Periods and Regions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The insurance industry, insurance regulatory bodies, and scientists investigating climate change all desire long records of hail losses. Existing loss records for some states cover the 1948–present period; this span is helpful but is not long ...

David Changnon; Stanley A. Changnon; Suzy S. Changnon

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Readers may make verbatim copies of this document for non-commercial purposes by any means, provided that this copyright notice appears on all such copies. Risk Sharing and Incentives with External Equity Financing and Crop Insurance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Special Note: This paper is in the process of being revised for resubmission to the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics and is far from complete. This version was prepared for the Applied Economics Seminar in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In particular, the conceptual model will change to include endogenization of crop acreage and the empirical section requires substantial updating. 1

Sangtaek Seo; Paul D. Mitchell; David J. Leatham; Copyright Sangtaek Seo; Paul D. Mitchell; Sangtaek Seo; Paul D. Mitchell; David J. Leatham

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

The Effect of a Group of Obstacles on a Flow and Dispersion over a Surface  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Following Thorn's experimental result, J ackson took d to be the height at which the canopy drag appears to act, and then demonstrated that d was also related to the displacement thickness of the total shear stress (which in­ cludes, for a periodic array... in experimental values of zo/ h. These arguments are plausible, but neither Thorn nor J ackson offered any physical picture to underlie this definition of d and the h - d dependence of zoo A solution to all three difficulties described above is to construct a...

Jerram, Neil

1996-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

232

Kinetic Modeling of Microbiological Processes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Kinetic description of microbiological processes is vital for the design and control of microbe-based biotechnologies such as waste water treatment, petroleum oil recovery, and contaminant attenuation and remediation. Various models have been proposed to describe microbiological processes. This editorial article discusses the advantages and limiation of these modeling approaches in cluding tranditional, Monod-type models and derivatives, and recently developed constraint-based approaches. The article also offers the future direction of modeling researches that best suit for petroleum and environmental biotechnologies.

Liu, Chongxuan; Fang, Yilin

2012-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

233

Process for producing ethanol from plant biomass using the fungus paecilomyces sp.  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for producing ethanol from plant biomass is disclosed. The process in cludes forming a substrate from the biomass with the substrate including hydrolysates of cellulose and hemicellulose. A species of the fungus Paecilomyces, which has the ability to ferment both cellobiose and xylose to ethanol, is then selected and isolated. The substrate is inoculated with this fungus, and the inoculated substrate is then fermented under conditions favorable for cell viability and conversion of hydrolysates to ethanol. Finally, ethanol is recovered from the fermented substrate.

Wu, Jung Fu (Lakewood, CO)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

1-D Van der Waals Foams Heated by Ion Beam Energy Deposition  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

clude ionization, heat conduction, or radiation transport,dynamics. Similarly, heat conduction should be relevant on am, the timescale for heat conduction would be 1 µs, which is

Zylstra, A. B.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

LAC Regional Platform Workshop Insurance & Visas | Open Energy...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Kenya Kirguizistn Kosovo Kuwait Lesotho Liberia * Lybia Lebanon Madagascar Malaysia Malawi Mali Morocco Mauritania Moldavia Mongolia Mozambique Namibia Nepal Nicaragua...

236

Veterans Housing Guaranteed and Insured Loans (Federal) | Open...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Equipment Insulation, Heat pumps, CaulkingWeather-stripping, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Roofs, Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat Active...

237

Collusion Through Insurance: Sharing the Costs of Oil Spill Cleanups  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Introduction When the Exxon Valdez snagged on an underwaterso far as to suggest that Exxon would actually profit fromfive times the size of the Exxon spill,^ and therefore it

Dekel, Eddie; Scothmer, Suzanne

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

238

Responding to WMD Terrorism Threats: The Role of Insurance Markets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

slurry Sabotage attack on nuclear power plant Nuclear bomb (the 2 Indian Point nuclear power plants, north of New Yorkpotential liability of nuclear power plant operators. Below

Jaffee, Dwight M.; Russell, Thomas

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY HEALTH INSURANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS & EXCHANGE VISITORS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Emergency services; 3. Hospitalization; 4. Maternity and newborn care; 5. Mental health and substance use disorder services; including behavioral health treatment; 6. Prescription drugs; 7. Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices; 8. Laboratory services; 9. Minimum $100,000 USD per sickness or injury 10

Stuart, Steven J.

240

Responding to WMD Terrorism Threats: The Role of Insurance Markets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Threat: Lessons From Nuclear Reactor Accidents A nuclearbomb. 2) An attack on a nuclear reactor, also with the goalHowever, approximately 443 nuclear reactors exist worldwide,

Jaffee, Dwight M.; Russell, Thomas

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

2006 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) Interactive...  

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

sehsd.sahie@census.gov Unique Identifier DOC-2076 Public Access Level public Data Dictionary NA Data Download URL http:www.census.govdidwwwsahiedatainteractive Format...

242

2007 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) Interactive...  

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sehsd.sahie@census.gov Unique Identifier DOC-4104 Public Access Level public Data Dictionary http:www.census.govdidwwwsahiedata2007dataset.html Data Download URL http:...

243

2000 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) | Data.gov  

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

sehsd.sahie@census.gov Unique Identifier DOC-2070 Public Access Level public Data Dictionary http:www.census.govdidwwwsahiedata2000index.html Data Download URL http:...

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2007 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) Data | Data...  

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

sehsd.sahie@census.gov Unique Identifier DOC-4103 Public Access Level public Data Dictionary http:www.census.govdidwwwsahiedata2007filesSAHIE2007.TXT Data Download URL...

245

2008 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) Interactive...  

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

sehsd.sahie@census.gov Unique Identifier DOC-7101 Public Access Level public Data Dictionary http:www.census.govdidwwwsahiemethods20082009index.html Data Download URL...

246

2008 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) Data | Data...  

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

sehsd.sahie@census.gov Unique Identifier DOC-6235 Public Access Level public Data Dictionary http:www.census.govdidwwwsahiedata2008filesSAHIE2008.TXT Data Download URL...

247

2009 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) Interactive...  

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

sehsd.sahie@census.gov Unique Identifier DOC-7131 Public Access Level public Data Dictionary http:www.census.govdidwwwsahiemethods20082009index.html Data Download URL...

248

2006 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) Data | Data...  

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sehsd.sahie@census.gov Unique Identifier DOC-2075 Public Access Level public Data Dictionary http:www.census.govdidwwwsahiedata2006filesSAHIE2006.TXT Data Download URL...

249

Banks-Financial-Insurance - Electronic Message Center Problems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This power quality (PQ) case study presents the investigation of electronic message center problems at an investment firm.

2003-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

250

Reference Solar Photovoltaic Financing: Deployment on Public Property by State and Local Governments  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Issue: In third party financing projects where the host is self insured or can’t add the system to an existing policy the cost to obtain required insurance coverage is a major barrier to installation.

Robert Grout Nebc

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Injunctions in Patent Infringement Cases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many times, the plaintiff will use the services of a bail bondsperson or insurance company to post the bond, with the plaintiff paying a percentage (such as ten ...

252

Agency datasets monthly list | Data.gov  

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

Number of Veterans Insured by VGLI by State as of October 31, 2012 Provides the number of Veterans insured under the Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) program by state. This report provides a snapshot of the active VGLI membership as of October 31, 2012. For members who reside outside the United States, membership is not identified by individual country. The total number of members was captured to ensure 100% of the population was identified in the report. VA VBA Banking, Finance, and Insurance 2013-01-30 15:42:57 Number of Veterans Insured by VGLI by State as of October 31, 2012 Provides the number of Veterans insured under the Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) program by state. This report provides a snapshot of the active VGLI membership as of October 31, 2012. For members who reside outside the United States, membership is not identified by individual country. The total number of members was captured to ensure 100% of the population was identified in the report. VA VBA Banking, Finance, and Insurance 2013-01-30 15:42:57 Face Amount of Life Insurance Coverage by Program by State Face value of insurance for each administered life insurance program listed by state. Data is current as of 12/31/12. All programs are closed to new issues except for Service-Disabled Veterans' Insurance and Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance. United States Government Life Insurance was issued to WWI military personnel and Veterans. National Service Life Insurance was established to meet the needs of WWII military personnel and Veterans. Veterans' Special Life Insurance was issued to Korean War-era Veterans. Veterans' Reopened Insurance provides coverage to certain classes of disabled Veterans from WWII and the Korean conflict who had dropped their government life insurance coverage. Service-Disabled Veterans' Insurance was established in 1951 and is available to Veterans with service-connected disabilities. Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance was established in 1971 to provide mortgage protection life insurance to severely disabled Veterans who have received grants for the purchase of specially adapted housing. VA VBA Banking, Finance, and Insurance 2013-01-30 15:42:57

253

Method for preventing plugging in the pyrolysis of agglomerative coals  

SciTech Connect

To prevent plugging in a pyrolysis operation where an agglomerative coal in a nondeleteriously reactive carrier gas is injected as a turbulent jet from an opening into an elongate pyrolysis reactor, the coal is comminuted to a size where the particles under operating conditions will detackify prior to contact with internal reactor surfaces while a secondary flow of fluid is introduced along the peripheral inner surface of the reactor to prevent backflow of the coal particles. The pyrolysis operation is depicted by two equations which enable preselection of conditions which insure prevention of reactor plugging.

Green, Norman W. (Upland, CA)

1979-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

254

Income Replacement and Reemployment Programs in Michigan and Neighboring States  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Governments in every developed industrial economy administer programs that partially replace the earnings of workers who suffer job loss or on-the-job injury. In addition, governments administer programs to help job losers gain reemployment, either through direct job placement (for those who are job-ready) or through retraining (for those who are not). This chapter describes and discusses current policy issues surrounding the main social insurance and reemployment programs in Michigan: Unemployment Insurance (UI), which partially replaces lost earnings following loss of a job; Workers ' Compensation (WC), which pays for medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation, and lost earnings following a work-related injury or illness; and the cluster of reemployment and training programs that, since 1998, has come under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). In addition to describing these programs, a main goal of the chapter is to offer a critical view of Michigan's programs by comparing them with corresponding programs in neighboring states. Discussion of these three programs could hardly be more timely. UI has come under attack for a range of alleged failings, and the Michigan legislature passed a bill in April 2002 that increased weekly benefits, lengthened benefit durations, and tightened the eligibility requirements

Stephen A. Woodbury; Stephen A. Woodbury

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Method of regulating the amount of underfire air for combustion of wood fuels in spreader-stroke boilers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of metering underfire air for increasing efficiency and reducing particulate emissions from wood-fire, spreader-stoker boilers is disclosed. A portion of the combustion air, approximately one pound of air per pound of wood, is fed through the grate into the fuel bed, while the remainder of the combustion air is distributed above the fuel in the furnace, and the fuel bed is maintained at a depth sufficient to consume all oxygen admitted under fire and to insure a continuous layer of fresh fuel thereover to entrap charred particles inside the fuel bed.

Tuttle, Kenneth L. (Federal Way, WA)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Continuing Developments in PV Risk Management: Strategies, Solutions, and Implications  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As the PV industry matures, successful risk management practices will become more imperative to ensure investor confidence, control costs, and facilitate further growth. This report discusses several key aspects of risk management during the commercial- and utility-scale project life cycle, from identification of risks, to the process of mitigating and allocating those risks among project parties, to transferring those risks through insurance. The report also explores novel techniques in PV risk management, options to offload risks onto the capital markets, and innovative insurance policies (namely warranty policies) that address risks unique to the PV sector. One of the major justifications for robust risk management in the PV industry is the cost-reduction opportunities it affords. If the PV industry can demonstrate the capability to successfully manage its risks, thereby inspiring confidence in financiers, it may be able to obtain a lower cost of capital in future transactions. A lower cost of capital translates to a lower cost of energy, which will in turn enhance PV?s competitiveness at a time when it will have to rely less on subsidies to support its market penetration.

Lowder, T.; Mendelsohn, M.; Speer, B.; Hill, R.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

The Concept of Comonotonicity in Actuarial Science and Finance: Applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In an insurance c o text,o ne isoB interested in thedistributio functio o a sum o rando variables. Such a sum appears when coBBthe aggregate claimso f an insurance po rtfo o ver a certain reference perio d. Italso appears when coBdisco ted payments related to a single po licyo a poBat di#erent future po ints in time. Theassumptio o mutual independence between the coB oB ts o the sum is very co venient fro a coB- po int o view, butsoB no a realistico ne. In The Concept of Comonotonicity in Actuarial Science and Finance: Theory, we determined appro ximatio fo sumso f rando variables, when thedistributio o f the coB oB ts are kno wn, but thesto chastic dependence structure between them isunkno wn oto o cumberso to wo rk with. Practical applicatio o f thistheo will becoBin this paper. o. papers are to a large extent ano verviewo recent research resultsos tained by theautho butalso newtheoBand practical results are presented. 1

J. Dhaene; M. Denuit; M.J. Goovaerts; R. Kaas; D. Vyncke

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Economic interests in the domestic politics of war : evidence from U.S. decisions to go to war with Iraq in 1991 and 2003  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Insurance Composite Media Metals and Mining Oil and GasDrilling Oil and Gas Equipment Oil Gas & Consumable FuelsEnergy producing sectors (Oil and Gas, Utilities). Lastly,

Seljan, Samuel Sierra

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Labor and the Elderly in the Welfare Retrenchment Era: Institutions and Collective Action in the Public Pension Reforms of Affluent Democracies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Assistance DB As. Poi. Greece Insurance Min. DB Min. DB Bas.+ Bas. + Ireland Solidarity Tar. Tar. Soc.DB Ass. NDC Japan Solidarity Bas. DB Bas. DB Netherlands

Fernandez, Juan J.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Changes in the Employment Contract? Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

with Dependent Children (AFDC), Supplemental Securityor Unemployment Insurance (UI). AFDC provides cash bene?tsried woman with children. The AFDC–Unemployed Parent program

Chaness, Gary; Levine, David I.

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

A comparative analysis of accident risks in fossil, hydro, and nuclear energy chains  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study presents a comparative assessment of severe accident risks in the energy sector, based on the historical experience of fossil (coal, oil, natural gas, and LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas)) and hydro chains contained in the comprehensive Energy-related Severe Accident Database (ENSAD), as well as Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) for the nuclear chain. Full energy chains were considered because accidents can take place at every stage of the chain. Comparative analyses for the years 1969-2000 included a total of 1870 severe ({>=} 5 fatalities) accidents, amounting to 81,258 fatalities. Although 79.1% of all accidents and 88.9% of associated fatalities occurred in less developed, non-OECD countries, industrialized OECD countries dominated insured losses (78.0%), reflecting their substantially higher insurance density and stricter safety regulations. Aggregated indicators and frequency-consequence (F-N) curves showed that energy-related accident risks in non-OECD countries are distinctly higher than in OECD countries. Hydropower in non-OECD countries and upstream stages within fossil energy chains are most accident-prone. Expected fatality rates are lowest for Western hydropower and nuclear power plants; however, the maximum credible consequences can be very large. Total economic damages due to severe accidents are substantial, but small when compared with natural disasters. Similarly, external costs associated with severe accidents are generally much smaller than monetized damages caused by air pollution.

Burgherr, P.; Hirschberg, S. [Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (Switzerland)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

GCube | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Wind energy Product GCube is a leading insurance underwriting agency in the renewable energy market. The business has grown from small wind energy developers in California to...

263

Annual Energy Review 1998  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

8 8 The Annual Energy Review (AER) presents the Energy Information Admin- istration's historical energy statistics. For many series, statistics are given for every year from 1949 through 1998. The statistics, expressed in either physical units or British thermal units, cover all major energy activities, in- cluding consumption, production, trade, stocks, and prices, for all major energy commodities, including fossil fuels, electricity, and renewable en- ergy sources. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2) that: "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a central, comprehensive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evaluate, assemble,

264

Monthly Energy Review - July 2001  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

E E n e r g y P l u g : C o a l I n d u s t r y A n n u a l July 2001 Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. pro- duction, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also in- cluded are international energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions from readers regarding data series in the MER and

265

Annual Energy Review 1999  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

9 9 The Annual Energy Review (AER) presents the Energy Information Admin- istration's historical energy statistics. For many series, statistics are given for every year from 1949 through 1999. The statistics, expressed in either physical units or British thermal units, cover all major energy activities, in- cluding consumption, production, trade, stocks, and prices, for all major energy commodities, including fossil fuels, electricity, and renewable en- ergy sources. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Depart- ment of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2) that: "The Administrator shall be responsible for carrying out a cen- tral, comprehensive, and unified energy data and information program which will collect, evaluate, assemble,

266

Annual Energy Outlook 2006 with Projections to 2030  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Because Because analyses by EIA are required to be pol- icy-neutral, the projections in AEO2006 generally are based on Federal and State laws and regulations in effect on or before October 31, 2005. The potential impacts of pending or proposed legislation, regulations, and standards-or of sections of legislation that have been enacted but that require implementing regulations or appropri- ation of funds that are not provided or speci- fied in the legislation itself-are not reflected in the projections. Selected examples of Federal and State legislation incorporated in the projections include the following: * EPACT2005, which, among other actions, in- cludes mandatory energy conservation standards; creates numerous tax credits for businesses and individuals, covering energy-efficient appliances, hybrid vehicles, small biodiesel producers, and new nuclear power capacity; creates

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Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

8 8 404 line, diesel and jet fuels; lubricants; asphalt; ethane, propane, and butane; and many other products used for their energy or chemical content. Crude oil is considered as either domestic or im- ported according to the following: 1. Domestic Crude Oil: Crude oil produced in the United States or from its "outer continen- tal shelf" as defined in 43 U.S.C. 1331. 2. Imported Crude Oil: Crude oil produced out- side the United States and brought into the United States. 3. First purchase volume and cost data for crude oil are classified in accordance with what the product was sold as, regardless of the actual specifications. Hence, its volumes may in- clude some of the excluded liquids discussed above. Crude Oil Acquisitions (unfinished oil acquisi- tions): The volume of crude oil either (1) acquired by the respondent for processing for its own account in accordance with accounting

268

Warm Bias and Parameterization of Boundary Upwelling in Ocean Models  

SciTech Connect

It has been demonstrated that Eastern Boundary Currents (EBC) are a baroclinic intensification of the interior circulation of the ocean due to the emergence of mesoscale eddies in response to the sharp buoyancy gradients driven by the wind-stress and the thermal surface forcing. The eddies accomplish the heat and salt transport necessary to insure that the subsurface flow is adiabatic, compensating for the heat and salt transport effected by the mean currents. The EBC thus generated occurs on a cross-shore scale of order 20-100 km, and thus this scale needs to be resolved in climate models in order to capture the meridional transport by the EBC. Our result indicate that changes in the near shore currents on the oceanic eastern boundaries are linked not just to local forcing, such as coastal changes in the winds, but depend on the basin-wide circulation as well.

Cessi, Paola; Wolfe, Christopher

2012-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

269

Color symmetrical superconductivity in a schematic nuclear quark model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this note, a novel BCS-type formalism is constructed in the framework of a schematic QCD inspired quark model, having in mind the description of color symmetrical superconducting states. The physical properties of the BCS vacuum (average numbers of quarks of different colors) remain unchanged under an arbitrary color rotation. In the usual approach to color superconductivity, the pairing correlations affect only the quasi-particle states of two colors, the single particle states of the third color remaining unaffected by the pairing correlations. In the theory of color symmetrical superconductivity here proposed, the pairing correlations affect symmetrically the quasi-particle states of the three colors and vanishing net color-charge is automatically insured. It is found that the groundstate energy of the color symmetrical sector of the Bonn model is well approximated by the average energy of the color symmetrical superconducting state proposed here.

Henrik Bohr; João da Providência

2009-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

270

Carbon dioxide disposal in solid form  

SciTech Connect

Coal reserves can provide for the world`s energy needs for centuries. However, coal`s long term use may be severely curtailed if the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is not eliminated. We present a safe and permanent method of carbon dioxide disposal that is based on combining carbon dioxide chemically with abundant raw materials to form stable carbonate minerals. We discuss the availability of raw materials and potential process designs. We consider our initial rough cost estimate of about 3{cents}/kWh encouraging. The availability of a carbon dioxide fixation technology would serve as insurance in case global warming, or the perception of global warming, causes severe restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions. If the increased energy demand of a growing world population is to be satisfied from coal, the implementation of such a technology would quite likely be unavoidable.

Lackner, K.S.; Butt, D.P.; Sharp, D.H. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Wendt, C.H. [Auxon Corp., (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

271

Selected State Residential Heating Oil Prices  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

and salaries (union based) plus benefits are higher, along with real estate taxes and utility rates. In addition, leaserent costs, insurance costs, overhead operations...

272

The dynamics of the oil tanker industry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The tanker industry covers all business related with trading tankers in which there are many participants: vessel owners, charterers, shipbuilders, scrappers, consultants, capitalists, brokers, insurers, surveyors, agents, ...

Lee, TaeSoo, 1960-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

718 Superalloy Forging Simulation: A Way to Improve Process and ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As the microstructure is controlled by forging process, numerical models are ... process range insuring its stability and the part quality in accordance with the ...

274

Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS) + Bonus Depreciation...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

and extended yet again by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4853). Under these amendments, eligible property placed in...

275

United States/EZ Policies | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

and extended yet again by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4853). Under these amendments, eligible property placed in...

276

Appendix G  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... insure that increasing levels of renewable biofuels are used in the US each year. Certain requirements are placed on each individual biofuel that is ...

2013-07-09T23:59:59.000Z

277

PTC, ITC, or Cash Grant? An Analysis of the Choice Facing Renewable...  

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finance in recent years has been provided by "tax equity investors" (typically large investment banks and insurance companies) who partner with project developers through highly...

278

Summary, Long-Term Nuclear Technology Research and Development...  

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

and nonproliferation activities, environmental management and waste cleanup, and Navy nuclear propulsion systems development.1 The department has a lead role in insuring that...

279

The Organization of Administrative Justice Systems:  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

insurance offices, by regulatory inspectors and taxthan inspectors in the West Virginia office of the federalif the inspector found a violation. The Western OSM office,

Kagan, Robert A.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

National Electric Transmission Congestion Study 2009 Executive Summary  

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

Executive Executive Summary In the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), Con- gress directed the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct a study every three years on elec- tric transmission congestion and constraints within the Eastern and Western Interconnections. The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) further directed the Secretary to in- clude in the 2009 Congestion Study an analysis of significant potential sources of renewable energy that are constrained by lack of adequate transmis- sion capacity. Based on this study, and comments concerning it from states and other stakeholders, the Secretary of Energy may designate any geographic area experiencing electric transmission capacity constraints or congestion as a national interest elec- tric transmission corridor (National Corridor). In August 2006, the Department published its first National Electric

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COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE ROADSIDE TECHNOLOGY CORRIDOR October 2009 Issue !4 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Office of Analysis, Research, and Technology "In about 96 percent of cases there was not a statistically significant degradation of the brakes during the FOT." (Page 1) "Nearly 64 percent of vehicles flagged by SIRIS were placed OOS, and fully 77 percent were found to exhibit one or more safety flaws." (Page 3) Brake Wear and Performance FOT The Oak Ridge National Laboratory com- pleted the Brake Wear and Performance Test (BWPT) field operation test (FOT) and data analysis in September 2009. This effort in- cluded assisting the Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) in the procurement and installa- tion of a Performance-Based Brake Testing

282

DOE/EIA-0581(2000) The National Energy Modeling System: An Overview  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

NEMS NEMS represents domestic energy markets by ex- plicitly representing the economic decision making involved in the production, conversion, and con- sumption of energy products. Where possible, NEMS includes explicit representation of energy technolo- gies and their characteristics. Since energy costs and availability and en- ergy-consuming characteristics can vary widely across regions, considerable regional detail is in- cluded. Other details of production and consumption cate- gories are represented to facilitate policy analysis and en- sure the validity of the results. A summary of the detail provided in NEMS is shown below. Major Assumptions Each module of NEMS embodies many assumptions and data to characterize the future production, conversion, or consumption of energy in the United States. Two major Energy Information Administration/The National Energy Modeling

283

) Leave Blank (NARA Use Only) I  

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

for Records Disposition Authority 1 for Records Disposition Authority 1 ) Leave Blank (NARA Use Only) I (See lnstruct~ons on reverse) To: National Archives and Records Administration (NIR) Washington, DC 20408 1 From (Agency or establishment) Department of Energy 2. Major Subdivision Idaho Operations Office 3. Minor Subdivis~on I 4 Name of Person with whom to confer / 5 Tele~hone (include area code) l ~ o b Number N / - '13v-08-/ Date Rece~ved /J /07 I Notification to Agency In accordance with the provisions of 44 U.S.C. 3303a, the disposition request. in- cluding amendments, is approved except for items that may be marked "disposition not approved" or "withdrawn" in column 10. 1 ~ a t e / Archivist of the United States I I hereby certify that I am authorized to act for this agency in matters pertaining to the disposition of its records and that the records proposed

284

Method and apparatus for acoustically monitoring the flow of suspended solid particulate matter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for monitoring char flow in a coal gasifier system cludes flow monitor circuits which measure acoustic attenuation caused by the presence of char in a char line and provide a char flow/no flow indication and an indication of relative char density. The flow monitor circuits compute the ratio of signals in two frequency bands, a first frequency band representative of background noise, and a second higher frequency band in which background noise is attenuated by the presence of char. Since the second frequency band contains higher frequencies, the ratio can be used to provide a flow/no flow indication. The second band can also be selected so that attenuation is monotonically related to particle concentration, providing a quantitative measure of char concentration.

Roach, Paul D. (Darien, IL); Raptis, Apostolos C. (Downers Grove, IL)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Property Damage Risk Assessment Scoping Study: for South Texas Project Electric Generating Station  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

At the request of the South Texas Project Electric Generating Station (STPEGS), EPRI assessed the financial risks of on-site property damage from component failures and accidents and the effectiveness of available insurance in mitigating such risks. This report quantifies the risks of nuclear and nonnuclear accidents and the resulting property damage incurred. The report is a companion document to EPRI's Nuclear Property Insurance Study (TR-108061), which discusses five options for alternate insurance co...

1997-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

286

Department of Energy, Office of Naval Petroleum & Oil Shale Reserves  

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

Request for Records Disposition Authority Leave Blank (NARA Use Only) (See Instructions on reverse) Job Number I / {£. 0- _~ To. National Archives and Records Administration (NIR) NI-'-r 3 7- 6 6 J Washington, DC 20408 Date Received 1 From (Agencyor establishment) Department of Energy Notification to Agency 2 MajorSubdivrsion In accordance with the provisions of 44 Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy USC 3303a. the disposition request. In- cluding amendments. ISapproved except for 3 Minorsubcrvrsron Items that may be marked "disposrtron not Office of Naval Petroleum & Oil Shale Reserves approved" or "withdrawn" In column 10 4 Nameof Personwith whom to confer 5 Telephone (Includearea code) [ Pamela Gentel 301-903-1856 6 Agency Certification

287

Annual Energy Review 2000  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Review Review 2000 www.eia.doe.gov On the Web at: www.eia.doe.gov/aer Energy Information Administration DOE/EIA-0384(2000) August 2001 Annual Energy Review 2000 The Annual Energy Review (AER) presents the Energy Information Admin- istration's historical energy statistics. For many series, statistics are given for every year from 1949 through 2000. The statistics, expressed in either physical units or British thermal units, cover all major energy activities, in- cluding consumption, production, trade, stocks, and prices, for all major energy commodities, including fossil fuels, electricity, and renewable en- ergy sources. Publication of this report is required under Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), Section 205(c), and is in keeping with re- sponsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration under Sec- tion 205(a)(2), which

288

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Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

6 6 Explanatory Notes The EIA-782 Survey Background The EIA-782 surveys were implemented in 1983 to ful- fill the data requirements necessary to meet Energy In- formation Administration (EIA) legislative mandates and user community data needs. The requirements in- clude petroleum product price, market distribution, demand (or sales), and product supply data, which are needed for a complete evaluation of petroleum market performance. The EIA-782 series includes the Form EIA-782A, "Refiners'/Gas Plant Operators' Monthly Petroleum Product Sales Report"; Form EIA-782B, "Resellers'/Retailers' Monthly Petroleum Product Sales Report"; and Form EIA-782C, "Monthly Report of Prime Supplier Sales of Petroleum Products Sold for Local Consumption." The Form EIA-782A collects refiner and gas plant oper- ator monthly price and volume data at

289

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Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

6 6 Explanatory Notes The EIA-782 Survey Background The EIA-782 surveys were implemented in 1983 to ful- fill the data requirements necessary to meet Energy In- formation Administration (EIA) legislative mandates and user community data needs. The requirements in- clude petroleum product price, market distribution, demand (or sales), and product supply data, which are needed for a complete evaluation of petroleum market performance. The EIA-782 series includes the Form EIA-782A, "Refiners'/Gas Plant Operators' Monthly Petroleum Product Sales Report"; Form EIA-782B, "Resellers'/Retailers' Monthly Petroleum Product Sales Report"; and Form EIA-782C, "Monthly Report of Prime Supplier Sales of Petroleum Products Sold for Local Consumption." The Form EIA-782A collects refiner and gas plant oper- ator monthly price and volume data at a

290

untitled  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

86 86 Explanatory Notes The EIA-782 Survey Background The EIA-782 surveys were implemented in 1983 to ful- fill the data requirements necessary to meet Energy In- formation Administration (EIA) legislative mandates and user community data needs. The requirements in- clude petroleum product price, market distribution, demand (or sales), and product supply data, which are needed for a complete evaluation of petroleum market performance. The EIA-782 series includes the Form EIA-782A, "Refiners'/Gas Plant Operators' Monthly Petroleum Product Sales Report"; Form EIA-782B, "Resellers'/Retailers' Monthly Petroleum Product Sales Report"; and Form EIA-782C, "Monthly Report of Prime Supplier Sales of Petroleum Products Sold for Local Consumption." The Form EIA-782A collects refiner and gas plant oper- ator monthly price and volume data at

291

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Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

86 86 Explanatory Notes The EIA-782 Survey Background The EIA-782 surveys were implemented in 1983 to ful- fill the data requirements necessary to meet Energy In- formation Administration (EIA) legislative mandates and user community data needs. The requirements in- clude petroleum product price, market distribution, demand (or sales), and product supply data, which are needed for a complete evaluation of petroleum market performance. The EIA-782 series includes the Form EIA-782A, "Refiners'/Gas Plant Operators' Monthly Petroleum Product Sales Report"; Form EIA-782B, "Resellers'/Retailers' Monthly Petroleum Product Sales Report"; and Form EIA-782C, "Monthly Report of Prime Supplier Sales of Petroleum Products Sold for Local Consumption." The Form EIA-782A collects refiner and gas plant oper- ator monthly price and volume data at

292

ARMY SERVICE FORCES  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

ARMY SERVICE FORCES ARMY SERVICE FORCES ' -, 1 MANHATTAN ENGINEER DISTRICT --t 4 IN "LPLI RC,' LR io EIDM CIS INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY DIVISION CHICAGO BRANCH OFFICE i ., -,* - P. 0. Box 6770-A I ' 1 .' CHICAGO 80. ILLINOIS /lvb 15 February 1945 Subject: shipment Security Survey at &Uinckrodt Chemical Works. MEMORANDUM to the Officer in Charge. 1. The Mallinckrodt Chemical Works, St. Louis, Missouri, was contacted by the undersigned on 16 November 1944, for the purpose of -king an investigation to determine security provided shipments of interest to the Manhattan Engineer District. The investigation in- cluded shipments of vital materials originating with the Mallinckrodt Company and those received by them. Particular attention has been given to the future production and shipment schedules of these materials.

293

Multiphysics Simulations: Challenges and Opportunities  

SciTech Connect

We consider multiphysics applications from algorithmic and architectural perspectives, where algorithmic in- cludes both mathematical analysis and computational complexity and architectural includes both software and hard- ware environments. Many diverse multiphysics applications can be reduced, en route to their computational simu- lation, to a common algebraic coupling paradigm. Mathematical analysis of multiphysics coupling in this form is not always practical for realistic applications, but model problems representative of applications discussed herein can provide insight. A variety of software frameworks for multiphysics applications have been constructed and refined within disciplinary communities and executed on leading-edge computer systems. We examine several of these, ex- pose some commonalities among them, and attempt to extrapolate best practices to future systems. From our study, we summarize challenges and forecast opportunities. We also initiate a modest suite of test problems encompassing features present in many applications.

Keyes, David E [Columbia University; McInnes, Lois [Argonne National Laboratory (ANL); Woodward, Carol [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Evans, Katherine J [ORNL; Hill, Judith C [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

High-resolution Urban Image Classification Using Extended Features  

SciTech Connect

High-resolution image classification poses several challenges because the typical object size is much larger than the pixel resolution. Any given pixel (spectral features at that location) by itself is not a good indicator of the object it belongs to without looking at the broader spatial footprint. Therefore most modern machine learning approaches that are based on per-pixel spectral features are not very effective in high- resolution urban image classification. One way to overcome this problem is to extract features that exploit spatial contextual information. In this study, we evaluated several features in- cluding edge density, texture, and morphology. Several machine learning schemes were tested on the features extracted from a very high-resolution remote sensing image and results were presented.

Vatsavai, Raju [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

untitled  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Administration/Petroleum Administration/Petroleum Marketing Annual 2009 386 Explanatory Notes The EIA-782 Survey Background The EIA-782 surveys were implemented in 1983 to ful- fill the data requirements necessary to meet Energy In- formation Administration (EIA) legislative mandates and user community data needs. The requirements in- clude petroleum product price, market distribution, demand (or sales), and product supply data, which are needed for a complete evaluation of petroleum market performance. The EIA-782 series includes the Form EIA-782A, "Refiners'/Gas Plant Operators' Monthly Petroleum Product Sales Report"; Form EIA-782B, "Resellers'/Retailers' Monthly Petroleum Product Sales Report"; and Form EIA-782C, "Monthly Report of Prime Supplier Sales of Petroleum Products Sold for Local Consumption." The Form EIA-782A collects refiner and

296

6_07_sft_ntce_electrical:Layout 1.qxd  

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

USER FACILITIES USER FACILITIES SAFETY NOTICE Three "close-call" electrical-short events occurred at Argonne within the past six months. All involved shorts across the prongs of electrical plugs inserted into energized receptacles. While no shocks or injuries resulted, and equipment damage was minor, the potential for injury was very real. Each event was reported to the Department of Energy. SUF_6.07 Electrical Shorts across Plug Prongs All employees and users at Argonne should exercise great vigilance in checking to see that: * Only NRTL-labeled equipment (in- cluding separate cables) or equip- ment inspected by a designated elec- trical equipment inspector is used. * Damaged electrical equipment is immediately brought to the attention of safety or beamline personnel.

297

e00605-13.full.pdf  

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

Clostridium Clostridium sp. Strain DL-VIII, a Novel Solventogenic Clostridium Species Isolated from Anaerobic Sludge Safiyh Taghavi, a,b Javier A. Izquierdo, a Daniel van der Lelie a,b Center for Agricultural and Environmental Biosolutions, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA a ; Biosciences Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, USA b We report the genome sequence of Clostridium sp. strain DL-VIII, a novel Gram-positive, endospore-forming, solventogenic bacterium isolated from activated anaerobic sludge of a wastewater treatment plant. Aside from a complete sol operon, the 6,477,357-bp genome of DL-VIII reveals genes for several unique enzymes with applications in lignocellulose degradation, in- cluding two phenolic acid decarboxylases. Received 5 July 2013 Accepted 11 July 2013 Published 8 August 2013 Citation Taghavi S,

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Annual Energy Review 1997  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

7 7 Exported Energy Coal Other NGPL Other Adjustments Total Consumption Total Supply Nucle ar Rene wable s Crude Oil and Products Fossil Fuels Renewables Domestic Production Industrial Use Transportation Use Residential and Commercial Use Coal Natural Gas Petroleum Nuclear Imported Energy Fossil Fuels Coal Crude Oil Natural Gas Energy Information Administration July 1998 DOE/EIA-0384(97) Annual Energy Review 1997 The Annual Energy Review (AER) presents the Energy Information Admin- istration's historical energy statistics. For many series, statistics are given for every year from 1949 through 1997. The statistics, expressed in either physical units or British thermal units, cover all major energy activities, in- cluding consumption, production, trade, stocks, and prices, for all major energy commodities, including fossil fuels, electricity, and renewable en-

299

March 10, 2011 meeting summary | Department of Energy  

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

March 10, 2011 meeting summary March 10, 2011 meeting summary March 10, 2011 meeting summary American Nuclear Insurers provided an overview of the private insurance program which provides third party liability financial protection for nuclear power plant operators and supporting entities. Insurance concepts were presented and contrasted against obligations stemming from international treaties. Underwriting considerations employed in the evaluation of insurance risk were explained. ANI provided further background on its comments submitted in response to the Notice of Inquiry on the Convention on Supplementary Compensation contingent cost allocation, dated November 9, 2010 and responded to Department staff questions. March 10, 2011 meeting summary More Documents & Publications Appendix C

300

March 10, 2011 meeting summary | Department of Energy  

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

March 10, 2011 meeting summary March 10, 2011 meeting summary March 10, 2011 meeting summary American Nuclear Insurers provided an overview of the private insurance program which provides third party liability financial protection for nuclear power plant operators and supporting entities. Insurance concepts were presented and contrasted against obligations stemming from international treaties. Underwriting considerations employed in the evaluation of insurance risk were explained. ANI provided further background on its comments submitted in response to the Notice of Inquiry on the Convention on Supplementary Compensation contingent cost allocation, dated November 9, 2010 and responded to Department staff questions. March 10, 2011 meeting summary More Documents & Publications Appendix C

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301

Compact light source performance in recessed type luminaires  

SciTech Connect

Photometric comparisons were made with an indoor, recessed, type luminaire using incandescent, high intensity discharge and compact fluorescent lamps. The test results show substantial performance advantages, as expected, for the discharge light sources where the efficacy gains can be in the order for 400% even when including the ballast losses associated with the discharge lamps. The candlepower distribution patterns emerging from these luminaries are also different from those associated with the baseline incandescent lamps, and which are in some ways, even more desirable from a uniformity of illuminance perspective. A section on fluorescent lamp starting is also included which describes a system having excellent starting characteristics in terms of electrode starting temperature (RH/RC technique), proper operating frequency to minimize unwanted IR interactions, and satisfactory current crest factor values to help insure life performance.

Hammer, E.E.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DETERMINATION  

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

(1.01,01) (1.01,01) U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DETERMINATION RECIPIENT:Hawaiian Electric Company PROJECT TITLE ; Hawaii Utility Integration for Wind (H.U.I.) STATE: HI Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Procurement Instrument Number NEPA Control Number eIO Number DE-PS36-09G099009 DE-EE0001379 GFO-10-032-001 0 Based on my review uribe information concerning the proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer (authorized under DOE Order 451.1A), I have made the following determination: ex, EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: 83.1 Onsite and offsile site characterization and environmental monitoring , inCluding siting, construction (or modification). operation, and dismantlement or closing (abandonment) of characterization and monitoring devices and siting,

303

c.,,..~ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY  

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

.. .. c.,,..~ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ,,, .. ,, EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DETERMINATION RECIPIENT: City ofTrenlon STATE : NJ PROJECf TITLE: Renewable Energy Feasibility Study Page 1 of2 Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Procurement Instrument Number DE·EEOOOO334 NEPA Control Number em Number GF0-0000334-002 0 Based on my review ofthe Information concerning the proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer (authorized under DOE Order 451.1A), I have made the following determination: CX, EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: A9 Infomation gathering (inCluding, but not limited to, literature surveys, inventories, audits), data analysis (including computer modeling), document preparation (such as conceptual design or feasibility studies, analytical energy supply

304

u.s. DEPARTIIIENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAG EM EN T CENTER  

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

MANAG MANAG EM EN T CENTER NEPA DETERlIIINATION RECIPI(£NT:MicroLink Devices, Inc. PROJECT TITLE: MicroUnk Devices Solar Cell Fabrication Facility Page 1 of2 STATE: IL Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Procurement Instrument Number NEPA Control Number em Number DE-FOA-OOOOOS2 EE0000119 GFO-10-326 0 Based on my review orlhe infonnation concerning the proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer (authorized under DOE Order 45I.1A), I have made thl' following detennination: ex, EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: B1.31 Relocation of machinery and equipment, such as analytical laboratory appara tus, electronic hardware, maintenance equipment. and health and safety equipment, inCluding minor construction necessary for removal and installation,

305

US DEPARTlIIENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DETERMINATION  

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

DEPARTlIIENT OF ENERGY DEPARTlIIENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DETERMINATION RECIPIENT:SURPRISE VALLEY ELECTRIFICATION CORP Page 1 of4 STATE: OR PROJECT TITLE : RECOVERY ACT: RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE GEOTHERMAL DEVELOPMENT ELECTRIC AND AGRICULTURE Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Procurement Instrument Number NEPA Control Number em Number DE-FOA-OOOO109 DE-EEOOOO3006 GFO-OOOJQ06-003 G03006 Based on my review oflhe information concerning the proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer (authorized under DOt: Order 45t.lA), I have made the following determination: ex, EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: A9 Infonnalion gathering (inCluding, but not limited to, literature surveys, inventories, audits). data analysis (including computer modeling), document preparation (such as conceptual design or feasibility studies, analytical energy supply

306

U.S. DEPARTl\IENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGE M EN T CEN T  

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

MANAGE MANAGE M EN T CEN T ER NEPA DETERl\IINATION RECIPIENT:Louisiana Tank , Inc. Page 1 of2 STATE: LA PROJECT TITLE : Recovery Act: Demonstrating The Commercial Feasibility Of Geopressured-Geothermal Power Development AI The Sweet Lake Field, Cameron Parish , Louisiana Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Procurement Instrument Number NEPA Control Number em Number DE· FOA-OOOQ109 DE-EEOOO2855 GFO-1(}'256 G02855 Based on my review oftbe information concerning the proposed action, as NEPA Compliance OfficEr (authorized under DOE Order 451.IA), I have made the following determination: ex, EA, [IS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: A9 Information gathering (inCluding, but not limited 10, literature surveys, inventories, audits). data analysis (including computer modeling), document preparation (such as conceptual design or feasibility studies, analytical energy supply

307

u.s. DEPARn.mNT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DETERl.lo1INATION  

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

mNT OF ENERGY mNT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CENTER NEPA DETERl.lo1INATION RECIPIENT:Terra-Gen Sierra Holdings, LLC on behalf of Terra-Gen Dixie Valley, LlC PROJECT TITLE: Dixie Valley Bottoming Binary Project Page 1 of2 STATE: NV funding Opportunity AnDouncement Number PrCKurCmtnt loserument Number NEPA Control Number em Number OE-FOA-OOOO109 DE-EEOOO2860 GF0-10-263 0 Based on my review orehe infonnation concerning tbe proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Offierr (authoriud under DOE Order 451.IA), I have made tbe following determination: ex, EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: A9 Information gathering (inCluding. but not limited 10, literature surveys, inventories, audits), data analysis (induding computer modeling), document preparation (such as conceptual design or feaSibility studies, analytical energy supply

308

u.s. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY EERE PROJECT MANAG EM ENT CENTER NEPA DETERlIIINATION  

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

EM EM ENT CENTER NEPA DETERlIIINATION RECIPIENT:TEXAS COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS PROJECT TITLE; ARRA SEP SINTON ISD WIND PROJECT Page lof 2 STATE: TX Funding Opportunity Announctment Num~r Proc:urtmtnl Instrument Numbn N[PA Control Numbrr em Number DE-EEOOOO116 EEOOOO116 EEll6 Baud on my review o(thc information concerning the proposed action, as NEPA Compliance Officer (authoriud undu DOE Order 45I.1A), I have made the following determination: ex, EA, EIS APPENDIX AND NUMBER: Description: A9 Information gathering (including, but not limited to. literature surveys, inventories, audits), data analysis (inCluding computer modeling), document preparation (such as conceptual design or feasibility studies, analytical energy supply and demand studies). and dissemination (including. but not limited to, document mailings. publication. and distribution;

309

Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (Coling 2008), pages 977984 Manchester, August 2008  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Visual inspection of these cues reveals that, as one might expect, there is a high degree of correlation for the dialogue corpora cluding the work of Cohen and Perrault (1979) re- lies on processing belief logics

310

An Application of Phase Change Technology in a Greenhouse  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This research paper focuses on the greenhouse that needs additional heat at night to insure an inside air temperature above 20?, and applies a new type of shape-stabilized phase change material (PCM) composite wallboard to the inner surface of the north wall of the greenhouse. Through establishing the model of phase change greenhouse basing on the theory of phase change heat transfer, we research the influence of solar radiation and environment temperature on the heat transfer process in the greenhouse. We optimize the phase change temperature and enthalpy of PCM, and research the energy-saving characteristics of the greenhouses that adopt PCM wallboards during the winter season. The results show that when the phase change temperature of PCM is 26?, the enthalpy is 60kJ/kg and the mix ratio is 40%. The energy conservation rate of the greenhouse can reach 20% during the winter.

Liu, Y.; Chen, C.; Guo, H.; Yue, H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Photovoltaics for Buildings: Key Issues in Pursuit of Market Readiness  

SciTech Connect

The photovoltaic (PV) industry is rapidly beginning to recognize the market potential of the buildings sector. New PV-for-buildings products have recently become commercially available, and numerous products that are under development will be introduced within the next 5 years. To ensure that these new products will be adopted and used in common building practices, the PV industry should recognize and address important buildings industry issues. These issues include building codes and standards, after-market servicing, education, and warranties and insurance policies. Photovoltaic systems are also still very expensive. The simplest method for increasing their value for a building is to decrease the building's electrical loads through energy efficiency and conservation. Meeting these goals can only be accomplished through partnerships with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), private industry, and public institutions.

Hayter, S. J.

1998-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

312

Fool's Gold in the Nation's Data-Mining Programs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Under the USA PATRIOT Act, the government has a wide range of options to use in what has been labeled as the "War Against Terror." Among those options is the use of data-mining programs. More than 50 federal departments and agencies are now using about ... Keywords: "no-fly" lists, Aetna Insurance, Amazon.com, American Civil Liberties Union, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Calyx, ChoicePoint, Computer-Assisted Passenger Profiling System (CAPPS II), Department of Homeland Security, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Federal Bureau of Investigation, First Amendment, George W. Bush, John Ashcroft, MATRIX, Republican National Convention, Seisint, Terrorist Information Awareness Program (TIAP), Terrorist Information and Prevention System (Operation TIPS), Terrorist Threat Integration Center, Torch Concepts, Total Information Awareness Program (TIAP), Transportation Security Administration, USA PATRIOT Act, civil liberties, civil rights, data mining, jetBlue Airways, privacy

Walter M. Brasch

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Photovoltaics for Buildings: Key Issues in Pursuit of Market Readiness  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The photovoltaic (PV) industry is rapidly beginning to recognize the market potential of the buildings sector. New PV-for-buildings products have recently become commercially available, and numerous products that are under development will be introduced within the next 5 years. To ensure that these new products will be adopted and used in common building practices, the PV industry should recognize and address important buildings industry issues. These issues include building codes and standards, after-market servicing, education, and warranties and insurance policies. Photovoltaic systems are also still very expensive. The simplest method for increasing their value for a building is to decrease the building's electrical loads through energy efficiency and conservation. Meeting these goals can only be accomplished through partnerships with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), private industry, and public institutions.

Hayter, S. J.

1998-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

314

Dental radiography: efficacy in the assessment of intraosseous lesions of the face and jaws in asymptomatic patients  

SciTech Connect

In this investigation the efficacy of dental radiography for the detection of occult intraosseous lesions of the face and jaws was evaluated. An analysis of 30 million health insurance records indicated that the period prevalence of malignant lesions was less than 5 cases/million/year, and for benign lesions approximately 100 cases/million/year. Data from a controlled observer-performance study showed that radiographic sensitivities ranged between 50% and 80%. The cost per true-positive finding was estimated to be +8.6 million per malignant case and +430,000 per benign case. An assessment of the dosimetric literature indicated that the benefits of radiographic screening as a means for early detection of a malignancy appear to be counterbalanced by the risk of causing a radiation-induced malignancy. Taken together, these data demonstrate that dental radiography is not efficacious for the purpose of detecting occult lesions.

Zeichner, S.J.; Ruttimann, U.E.; Webber, R.L.

1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Fact Sheet: U.S-Turkey Cooperation in Global Energy Security | Department  

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

S-Turkey Cooperation in Global Energy Security S-Turkey Cooperation in Global Energy Security Fact Sheet: U.S-Turkey Cooperation in Global Energy Security October 30, 2008 - 4:14pm Addthis The U.S. is committed to assisting Turkey with its energy security, as Turkey is a key component of a larger regional strategy for increased energy production and diversification of oil and gas transit routes. The U.S. is collaborating with our Turkish partners on the energy projects they identify as a priority - for the development, financing, and insurance of energy projects such as pipelines, power plants, and electricity distribution systems. In collaboration with Turkish counterparts, we can work to deploy renewable energy and clean coal technologies, increase the reliability and efficiency of electricity generation and delivery, and decrease Turkey's

316

A method for permanent disposal of CO{sub 2} in solid form  

SciTech Connect

We describe a method for binding the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide as magnesium carbonate, a thermodynamically stable solid, for safe and permanent disposal, and with minimal environment impact. The technique is based on extracting magnesium hydroxide from common ultramafic rock for thermal carbonation and subsequent disposition. The economics of the method appear to be promising, however, many details of the proposed process have yet to be optimized. Initial estimates indicate that binding and disposal would impose a burden of approximately 3{cents}/kWH onto the cost of electricity. This cost could be reduced significantly in the short term by entering niche markets for various technologies for efficient extraction and thermal carbonation. In this paper, we describe some of the kinetic limitations and opportunities. The proposed disposal technique may be viewed as a sort of insurance policy in case global warming, or the perception of global warming causes severe restrictions on CO{sub 2} emissions.

Butt, D.P.; Lackner, K.S.; Wendt, C.H. [and others

1997-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

317

A Hybrid Multicast-Unicast Infrastructure for Efficient Publish-Subscribe in Enterprise Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

One of the main challenges in building a large scale publish-subscribe infrastructure in an enterprise network, is to provide the subscribers with the required information, while minimizing the consumed host and network resources. Typically, previous approaches utilize either IP multicast or point-to-point unicast for efficient dissemination of the information. In this work, we propose a novel hybrid framework, which is a combination of both multicast and unicast data dissemination. Our hybrid framework allows us to take the advantages of both multicast and unicast, while avoiding their drawbacks. We investigate several algorithms for computing the best mapping of publishers' transmissions into multicast and unicast transport. Using extensive simulations, we show that our hybrid framework reduces consumed host and network resources, outperforming traditional solutions. To insure the subscribers interests closely resemble those of real-world settings, our simulations are based on stock market data and on recor...

Bickson, Danny; Naaman, Nir; Tock, Yoav

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Establishing the Southeastern Regional Alliance (SRA) program in development of technology commercialization. Final report  

SciTech Connect

SRA was formed to create a proactive network of public and private leaders for invigorating economic development on a regional basis. This Cooperative R&D Agreement (CRADA) was established to evaluate various activities of potential cooperation and support the development of SRA. This was to cultivate partnerships between Oak Ridge and the stakeholders involved in SRA`s creation. Job creation has been attributed to smaller enterprises than to growth of large industry, so to insure that smaller enterprises share the benefits of technological advances in DOE laboratories and other regional resources, technology transfer endeavors must be made. This project was created to address these issues and develop a model of collaboration between the public sector stakeholders that affect the smaller business` life.

Tornatzky, L.G. [Southern Technology Council, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States); Jamison, D.K. [Lockheed Martin Energy Research, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Financing geothermal resource development in the Pacific Region states  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

State and federal tax treatment as an incentive to development and non-tax financial incentives such as: the federal geothermal loan guarantee program, the federal geothermal reservoir insurance, and state financial incentives are discussed. (MHR)

Not Available

1978-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

320

Flame size, heat release, and smoke points in materials ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... to flame area was 0.25 cm for propane, ethylene, and ... means to insure a steady state condition (or ... Pergamon Press, New York, 1979, pp., 185–195. ...

2008-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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321

United States Attorney General **1 *224 APPLICABILITY OF ANTIDEFICIENCY ACT UPON A LAPSE IN AGENCY APPROPRIATION  

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

24, 4A U.S. Op. Off. Legal Counsel 16, 1980 WL 21004 (U.S.A.G.) 24, 4A U.S. Op. Off. Legal Counsel 16, 1980 WL 21004 (U.S.A.G.) United States Attorney General **1 *224 APPLICABILITY OF ANTIDEFICIENCY ACT UPON A LAPSE IN AGENCY APPROPRIATION APRIL 25, 1980. If, after the expiration of an agency's appropriation, Congress has not enacted an appropriation for the immediately subsequent period, the agency may obligate no further funds except as necessary to bring about the orderly termination of its functions, and the obligation or expenditure of funds for any purpose not otherwise authorized by law would be a violation of the Antideficiency Act. The manifest purpose of the Antideficiency Act is to insure that Congress will determine for what purpose the Gov- ernment's money is to be spent and how much for each purpose.

322

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

323

Microprocessor Based Combustion Monitoring and Control Systems Utilizing in Situ Opacity, Oxygen and CO Measurement  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new hybrid combustion control system has been developed which combines the functions which have traditionally been performed by separate stand-alone measurement and control instruments into one low-cost integrated system. Complete O2 Trim Control Systems will soon be available starting at less than 6,000 dollars. By utilizing a high performance low-cost microprocessor, both measurement and control functions can now be performed simultaneously. The new systems will feature automatic calibration, self-diagnostics, field programmable memory, and improved operator interface. By measuring the products of combustion utilizing the latest In Situ Opacity, Oxygen, and CO Monitoring technology, the fuel air mixture ratio of industrial fuel burning equipment can be optimized to insure reduced fuel consumption end improved combustion efficiency. Typical fuel savings of 3 to 5 percent have been experienced on a wide variety of different types of fuel burning sources, including packaged boilers, incinerators, and process heaters.

Molloy, R. C.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Insurance-Form 2 UT-Battelle Contracts Page 1 of 2  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Liability (required if work involves architect-engineering, engineering, or other professional services) #12 requirements and reasonable compensation for the services and expenses of an architect and engineer required

325

Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Reshaping of Boston  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

down to the Boston Center Architects. 249 From Soap Salesman to Architect: CharlesPru Center. –––. “The Architect as Designer. ” February 23,

Rubin, Elihu James

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Reshaping of Boston  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

setting for the 750-foot tall tower, CLA designed a slimtower that housed the service core, and also served as a dramatic billboard for 8’-tall

Rubin, Elihu James

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Evaluation and Precaution of Risk on Rural Residential Mortgage Loan Insurance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The messuage and rural house is the most important estate of farmers possessed, and the guarantee of their rights of residence, which should be mainly protected by the country. However, the current running laws and regulations have limits on its transfer, ... Keywords: rural residential mortgage loan, capital requirement, characteristic agriculture development, precaution of risks

Li Nan; Liu Song

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Reshaping of Boston  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Prudential Building. ” The Quadrennial Book of Valuations ofPrudential Building,” The Quadrennial Book of Valuations of

Rubin, Elihu James

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Reshaping of Boston  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

York: Addison-Wesley, 1992. Beauregard, Robert A. Voice of2001), 250. See Robert A. Beauregard, Voice of Decline: The

Rubin, Elihu James

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Essays on U.S. agricultural policy : subsidies, crop insurance, and environmental auctions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis investigates the unintended consequences of government policy, specifically policy meant to benefit agricultural producers. The first chapter asks how agricultural subsidies affect farmland rental rates. Chapter ...

Kirwan, Barrett E., 1974-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Reshaping of Boston  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General. “Theof Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General, “Thethe Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General, led by

Rubin, Elihu James

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

MSP Phased Retirement for Optional Retirement Program (ORP) Members Please note: this document is intended to provide an overview of the impact of various employment decisions on University benefits and is not a comprehensive summary of the various  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

MSP ­ Phased Retirement for Optional Retirement Program (ORP) Members Please note: this document: non-benefited Benefit 50% benefited position Draw from your ORP account in a systematic way (ie, "retire" from the ORP) Do not draw from your ORP account GIC Insurances Your GIC insurances (health, basic

Mountziaris, T. J.

333

HC: 749 (7/13) CruzCare Enroll/Cancel Form UCSC Student Health Services Phone: (831) 459-2389 Fax: (831) 459-4050  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

HC: 749 (7/13) CruzCare Enroll/Cancel Form UCSC Student Health Services Phone: (831) 459-2389 Fax center laboratory tests for illness or injury Unlimited in-house health center X-ray exams for illness: (831) 459-4050 Student Health Insurance Office E-mail: insure@ucsc.edu 1156 High Street,Santa Cruz, CA

334

HC: 749 (7/12) CruzCare Enroll/Cancel Form UCSC Student Health Services Phone: (831) 459-2389 Fax: (831) 459-4050  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

HC: 749 (7/12) CruzCare Enroll/Cancel Form UCSC Student Health Services Phone: (831) 459-2389 Fax laboratory tests for illness or injury Unlimited in-house health center X-ray exams for illness or injury: (831) 459-4050 Student Health Insurance Office E-mail: insure@ucsc.edu 1156 High Street,Santa Cruz, CA

California at Santa Cruz, University of

335

Applications of Solar Technology for Catastrophe Response, Claims Management, and Loss Prevention  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Today's insurance industry strongly emphasizes developing cost-effective hazard mitigation programs, increasing and retaining commercial and residential customers through better service, educating customers on their exposure and vulnerabilities to natural disasters, collaborating with government agencies and emergency management organizations, and exploring the use of new technologies to reduce the financial impact of disasters. In June of 1998, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the National Association of Independent Insurers (NAII) sponsored a seminar titled, ''Solar Technology and the Insurance Industry.'' Presentations were made by insurance company representatives, insurance trade groups, government and state emergency management organizations, and technology specialists. The meeting was attended by insurers, brokers, emergency managers, and consultants from more than 25 US companies. Leading insurers from the personal line and commercial carriers were shown how solar technology can be used in underwriting, claims, catastrophe response, loss control, and risk management. Attendees requested a follow-up report on solar technology, cost, and applications in disasters, including suggestions on how to collaborate with the utility industry and how to develop educational programs for business and consumers. This report will address these issues, with an emphasis on pre-disaster planning and mitigation alternatives. It will also discuss how energy efficiency and renewable technologies can contribute to reducing insurance losses.

Deering, A.; Thornton, J.P.

1999-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

336

What Can I Do With a Degree in Materials Engineering? The information in this handout is meant to provide McGill students graduating with a Bachelor's degree  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. They can make tons of aluminum for beverage cans, cars, aircrafts or create nano-sized structures ten and Utilities: Hydro, Gas, Water, Sewage · Engineering Consulting · Finance & Insurance · Government

Barthelat, Francois

337

A multi-level Monte Carlo FPGA accelerator for option pricing in the Heston model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The increasing demand for fast and accurate product pricing and risk computation together with high energy costs currently make finance and insurance institutes to rethink their IT infrastructure. Heterogeneous systems including specialized accelerator ...

Christian de Schryver; Pedro Torruella; Norbert Wehn

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

In-State Contract Vehicle Rental Rates (State Motor Pool Rental Contract for Business Travel)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

with a full tank of gas. · Itemized receipts are required to be reimbursed. · Non-employee students Insurance. · Weekly rates are calculated at 5.5 times the Daily rate. · Monthly rates will be calculated

Harms, Kyle E.

339

Microsoft Word - DoE exparte meeting summary.docx  

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

Nuclear Insurers Nuclear Insurers 95 Glastonbury Blvd., Suite 300 Glastonbury, CT 06033-4453 Voice: (860) 682-1301 Fax: (860) 659-0002 www.nuclearinsurance.com INTEROFFICE COMMUNICATION To: Sophia Angelini, U.S. Department of Energy From: Michael Cass, Vice President and General Counsel Date: April 11, 2011 Subject: March 10, 2011 meeting summary Attendees: ANI : G. Uricchio, J. Hoffman, M. Cass DoE: B. McRae, A. Capoferri, S. Tyson, R. Reister, S. Angelini Summary: American Nuclear Insurers provided an overview of the private insurance program which provides third party liability financial protection for nuclear power plant operators and supporting entities. Insurance concepts were presented and contrasted against obligations stemming from international treaties. Underwriting considerations employed in the

340

Vanderbilt University Undergraduate Catalog Calendar 2003/2004  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Professional Liability Insurance · 624 Training Modules · 624 Health and Hospitalization Insurance · 624

Palmeri, Thomas

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341

RFI Comments - AIA  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... including personal and commercial auto insurance, commercial property and liability coverage for businesses, homeowners' insurance, workers ...

2013-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

342

Politico, Sept. 11, 2012 Making Political Ads Personal  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

unemployment insurance, restricting gun sales and requiring health insurance plans to cover birth control. Did

Peha, Jon M.

343

Did Vietnam veterans get sicker in the 1990s? The complicated effects of military service on self-reported health  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The veterans disability compensation (VDC) program, which provides a monthly stipend to disabled veterans, is the third largest American disability insurance program. Since the late 1990s, VDC growth has been driven primarily ...

Angrist, Joshua

344

The Ability of Automakers to Introduce a Costly, Regulated New Technology: A Case Study of Automotive Airbags in the U.S. Light-Duty Vehicle Market with Implications for Future Automobile and Light Truck Regulation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Ford GM DeLorean1 AMC Toyota Amer. Insur. Assoc. NationwideAge, 6 May 2002, p. 1. “Toyota Plans Lots More HybridDOT, NHTSA, Washington, D.C. Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. (

Abeles, Ethan

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

How to find sponsors & supporters for energy codes legislation  

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

Established in U.S. in late 19 th and early 20 th century, demanded by insurance industry Designed to protect public health, safety and general welfare Energy added in...

346

Mold fever : how a bizarre life form penetrated popular consciousness and launched a creeping hysteria  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Molds are everywhere, lately: in our homes, newspapers, and courtrooms, and on our minds. In the past few years, mold has gone from a blip on the radar of public consciousness to a major force in home inspections, insurance, ...

Frazer, Jennifer Tucker, 1978-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Trees in the winter  

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

Trees in the winter Trees in the winter Name: John H Hersey Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: N/A Question: Why do some trees in the winter lose their leaves and some are able to keep their leaves? Replies: John, You can view the leaves on a tree as its food manufacturing factory. For some trees, especially those which live in areas which become cold in the winter, the 'factories' do their work during the normal growing season and are forced to 'shut-down' over the winter months. There are many evergreens which hold their foliage all year, simply dropping some of them periodically as they age and become less efficient to be replaced by new needles. Larches in the area where I live are conifers which lose their needles, which is quite rare. You can see that foliage on a tree presents a problem: water loss from a tree is greatest in its foliage. A tree has to 'decide' (and this has occurred over millennia by evolution) whether to hold its foliage or shed it. If it decides to hold the foliage, then it must provide a means of insuring conservation of water, especially in the winter months when dry cold winds remove water which is not easily replace due to liquid water in the environment being frozen. Many plant's adaptation has been the production of a waxy cuticle to 'seal-off' the leaf from the environment and reduce water loss. You can understand that in the northern latitude's winters, sunlight duration and intensity drops, and for some plants the best solution has involved shedding the leaves for the winter, and growing a new set of 'factories' in the spring.

348

Coal Mining Tax Credit (Arkansas)  

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

The Coal Mining Tax Credit provides an income or insurance premium tax credit of $2.00 per ton of coal mined, produced or extracted on each ton of coal mined in Arkansas in a tax year. An...

349

Page not found | Department of Energy  

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

-life-insurance-fegli Article Thousands of Students Prepare to Compete in the National Science Bowl Until March 9th, thousands of middle- and high-school students will compete in...

350

U.S. Department of Treasury - Renewable Energy Grants (Federal...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

began in 2009 or 2010, but Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4853), signed in December 2010, extended the program through...

351

$2,595 per person from Washington Dulles Day-By-Day ItineraryW&L Traveller Presents  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

million dollar deficit in the UGA budget, the result in part if increased fuel and health insurance costs on energy costs to the faculty and a suggestion offered that an "energy surcharge" (such as now used

Marsh, David

352

Franklin College Senate Minutes of the Meeting of 22 Aug 2006  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

million dollar deficit in the UGA budget, the result in part if increased fuel and health insurance costs on energy costs to the faculty and a suggestion offered that an "energy surcharge" (such as now used

Arnold, Jonathan

353

STATE OF UTAH CONTRACT NUMBER: MA1417 May 19, 2011 Page 1 of 4 Revision number: 14 Purchasing Agent: Terri O'Toole  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

million dollar deficit in the UGA budget, the result in part if increased fuel and health insurance costs on energy costs to the faculty and a suggestion offered that an "energy surcharge" (such as now used

Capecchi, Mario R.

354

Empirical essays on finance and development  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The central focus of this dissertation is the role of financial instruments, in particular insurance and credit, in economic development. Motivated by the observation that exposure to the risk of extreme weather conditions ...

Shapiro, Jeremy Place

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Website draft, with emendations, for section on Research 2  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

in Electricity Markets (link to information page) Draws on international experience in order to investigate how best to insure that electricity sector reforms can promote productivity and innovation within the electricity sector. “Silent” Aircraft (link...

Weichman, Rochelle

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

356

Automated de-identification of free-text medical records  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Background: Text-based patient medical records are a vital resource in medical research. In order to preserve patient confidentiality, however, the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires ...

Neamatullah, Ishna

357

Welfare Effects of Minimum Wage and Other Government Policies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wage PSfrag replacements Unemployment Insurance SSI AFDC/TANF AFDC/TANF Need Disability Insurance Food Stamp EITCWage Unemployment Insurance SSI AFDC/TANF AFDC/TANF Need

Golan, Amos; Perloff, Jeffrey M.; Wu, Ximing

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Antitrust concerns in the modern public utility environment  

SciTech Connect

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

359

Johnson\ABBY  

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

Does Nuclear Insurance Protect Us or the Industry? Does Nuclear Insurance Protect Us or the Industry? by ABBY JOHNSON No-fault insurance for the nuclear power industry has never been a hot issue for Nevadans because we have no nuclear power plants in the state. But with the prospect of the nuclear power industry's toxic leftovers coming our way, it is important to take a close look at the Price-Anderson Act. The Price-Anderson Act indemnifies nuclear power utilities for liability in the event of a nuclear incident. (In Nuclear Regulatory Commission lingo, all accidents are incidents.) The Act uses an insurance pool, with premiums paid by each utility, supplemented by additional pooled utility funds in the event of a

360

Hurricane Loss Estimation Models: Opportunities for Improving the State of the Art  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The results of hurricane loss models are used regularly for multibillion dollar decisions in the insurance and financial services industries. These models are proprietary, and this “black box” nature hinders analysis. The proprietary models ...

Charles C. Watson Jr.; Mark E. Johnson

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Real Options Valuation of U.S. Federal Renewable Energy Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1 Because non-renewable energy (NRE) costs have exhibiteduncertainty in the cost of non-renewable energy (NRE), andrenewable energy RD 3 budget as insurance against the cost

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris; Wiser, Ryan H.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Vehicle Technologies Office: Fact #747: October 1, 2012 Behind...  

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more on transportation in a year than on food. Vehicle purchases, along with gasoline and motor oil, make up a large part of vehicle expenditures, but insurance, finance charges,...

363

Transhorizon VHF Telemetry from Ocean Moorings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During long deployment periods, it is desirable to communicate remotely with moored or drifting instruments. In addition to providing access to the data set as it is collected, a telemetry capability provides insurance against undetected ...

David A. Brooks

1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Medical Treatment Authorization Form _____________________________________________________________________ DOB___/____/____  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Medical Treatment Authorization Form if they are in excess of other valid and collectible insurance. 1. List any medical conditions that camp personnel): _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ 2. List any medications currently taking

365

14.41 Public Economics, Fall 2002  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The study of the role of the government in the US economy. Topics include externalities and the environment; government-provided goods such as education; social insurance programs such as Social Security; government provision ...

Gruber, Jonathan

366

Generalized Linear Models for Site-Specific Density Forecasting of U.K. Daily Rainfall  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Site-specific probability density rainfall forecasts are needed to price insurance premiums, contracts, and other financial products based on precipitation. The spatiotemporal correlations in U.K. daily rainfall amounts over the Thames Valley are ...

Max A. Little; Patrick E. McSharry; James W. Taylor

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Correlation aware synchronization for near real time decision support systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many large companies, especially those in financial and insurance service sectors, approach the market with a decentralized management structure, such as by line of business or geographical market segments. However, these companies require access to ...

Ying Yan; Wen-Syan Li

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Tag: nuclear deterrence  

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We have an enduring mission. Y-12 plays a key role in it. And a nuclear deterrent remains the ultimate insurance policy for America.

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369

word2pdf19307.doc  

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FAILING TO PAY THOSE PREMIUMS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THE INSURANCE OR PLAN CONTRACT; AND 2) WILLFULLY FAIL TO DELIVER, AT LEAST 45 DAYS BEFORE THE TERMINATION OF...

370

Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) Contract...  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

the Title Guaranty and Insurance Company of Los Alamos, New Mexico performed a title search in both Los Alarnos County and Santa Fe County to determine if deeds with restrictive...

371

Energy conservation opportunities in commercial appliances. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This study establishes a data base of energy-consuming appliances in the commercial sector, and identifies and rates the most-promising development opportunities that would save significant amounts of energy on a national level. A detailed national inventory of 45 major appliances and their energy consumption was established for the year 1975. Thirty-four potential appliance improvements were identified, evaluated, and ranked. The opportunities are identified by means of a literature search and contact with industry representatives. The commercial sector is defined in terms of the divisions prescribed in the S.I.C. Manual (1972) of the OMB. These groups are recombined into the commercial subsectors of communications; utilities; wholesale; retail; finance, insurance, real estate, and services; hospital; schools; and public administration. The major energy-consuming appliances in the following six functional-use categories were identified: space heating and cooling; water heating; refrigeration; cooking; and lighting. The equipment in these categories was estimated to consume 87% of the total energy used in the commercial sector, with the remaining 13% consumed by equipment such as computers, business machines, laundry equipment, dishwashing, and other food-service equipment. (MCW)

Hurley, J.R.; Searight, E.F.; Wong, A.

1978-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Department of Energy Releases Conditional Agreement for New Nuclear Power  

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

Conditional Agreement for New Nuclear Conditional Agreement for New Nuclear Power Plants Department of Energy Releases Conditional Agreement for New Nuclear Power Plants September 25, 2007 - 2:49pm Addthis Marks initial step for sponsors of new nuclear plants to qualify for up to $2 billion in federal risk insurance WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today released a Conditional Agreement for companies building new nuclear power plants in the United States to qualify for a portion of $2 billion in federal risk insurance. Risk insurance covers costs associated with certain regulatory or litigation-related delays - which are no fault of the company - that stall the start-up of these plants. Authorized by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), risk insurance provides incentive

373

Potential roles for bioprocessing in enhanced oil recovery  

SciTech Connect

Biotechnology can and is likely to play an important role in many aspects of microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR). Most current research is directed at in-situ production of surfactants, polymers, and other materials which can enhance the recovery of oil by altering interfacial properties, water (or oil) viscosity, or bulk flow patterns in the field. The mechanisms of MEOR are still not well understood, and better evaluations of the relative merits of in-situ and surface production of these materials are needed. Great care is needed to insure that field tests of MEOR are planned and executed so they answer specific questions and increase our understanding and predictions of MEOR results. There are also other potential uses of biotechnology in enhanced oil recovery which should be explored. The use of microbial action to reduce environmental problems from release or reinjection of flood waters could become very important if current exemptions of oil recovery operations from environmental regulations are not extended. 11 refs., 1 tab.

Watson, J.S.; Scott, C.D.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Agency datasets monthly list | Data.gov  

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Initial Disability Insurance Applications filed via the Internet This dataset provides monthly data at the national level from federal fiscal year 2008 - 2011 for initial Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applications filed via the Internet. The dataset includes only SSDI initial receipts. SSDI initial receipt represent a worker in covered employment long enough and recently enough to be "insured", meaning paid Social Security taxes. Social Security work credits are based on total yearly wages or self-employment income. The amount needed for a credit changes from year to year. The number of work credits needed to qualify for disability benefits depends on age at disability onset. Generally, 40 credits are needed, 20 of which were earned in the last 10 years ending with the year of disability onset. SSA Social Insurance and Human Services 2013-02-07 14:10:00

375

Hedging with derivatives by Taiwanese listed non-financial companies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study treated 624 listed companies of non-finance and non-insurance industries in Taiwan from 2006 to 2007 as the samples. It probed into the financial derivatives undertaking of listed companies in Taiwan, and analysed the relation between ... Keywords: Taiwan, censoring, discrete variables, event history analysis, financial derivatives, hedging decision making, hedging instrument selection, non-finance firms, non-insurance firms, ties

Shuofen Hsu; Po-Sheng Ko; Cheng-Chung Wu; Shuen-Ren Cheng; Yung-Sheng Chen

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- Mound_Benefits  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

Ohio > Mound_Benefits Ohio > Mound_Benefits Employment Verification Mercer, Mound Benefits Center (866) 296-5036 Worker and Community Transition Program (Section 3161) Direct all education, training, preference in hiring, relocation, and outplacement inquiries to: Professional Services of America, Inc. 601 Avery Street, Suite 500, Parkersburg, WV 26101 Phone: (866) 562-7482 Fax: (304) 485-1280 E-mail: jsheppard@psa-inc.com Medical and Life Insurance for Former EG&G, BWXTO, and CH2M HILL Employees For questions about health insurance coverage and/or dependent information, life insurance and/or beneficiaries, etc.: Mercer, Mound Benefits Center P.O. Box 9735, Providence, RI 02940 (866) 296-5036 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday For questions about insurance claims:

377

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability  

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

Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration INSURANCE AS A RISK MANAGEMENT INSTRUMENT FOR ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY AND RESILIENCE Insurance as a Risk Management Instrument for Energy Infrastructure Security and Resilience U.S. Department of Energy March 2013 Page ii of viii This page intentionally left blank. Insurance as a Risk Management Instrument for Energy Infrastructure Security and Resilience U.S. Department of Energy March 2013 Page iii of viii Preface This study examines key risks that the Nation's critical energy infrastructure is confronting and the ways in which the insurance industry can help manage these risks, including how it identifies, assesses, and manages them and their potential impacts. Today, weather-related

378

PRE-CONSTRUCTION CHECKLIST  

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

POST-AWARD MEETING AGENDA ITEMS POST-AWARD MEETING AGENDA ITEMS Safety & Environmental 2. Job site safety walk-down and supervisor orientation schedule. 3. Safety aspects of job evaluated, identified and workers informed. 4. Check worker licensing and certifications. 5. Burn Permit approval requirements. 6. OSHA health cards up-to-date as required by site. 7. Scaffolding inspections signed. 8. Check job-site for any confined spaces and insure compliance with entry. 9. Check to insure any underground utilities have been located and identified. 10. Check to insure any in-the-wall utilities have been located and identified. 11. Check to insure all hazardous materials either stored or as a part of the facility, have been located and identified. Site specific requirements for hazardous material handling identified.

379

The incentives and disincentives of innovation prizes : a survey of the dropout teams from Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Technological innovation is driven by incentives. However, our understanding of how incentives actually work "on the ground" to change the level of activity of innovators or to shape the direction of their innovation is ...

Bhushan, Bharat, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Energy in perspective: an orientation conference for educators. [28 presentations  

SciTech Connect

An awareness of energy and the pertinent economic, environmental, and risk/benefit consideration must be presented to the public. A logical beginning point is in the classroom, through knowledgeable and motivated educators. Ms. Carolyn Warner, Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Arizona, presented the first paper, Energy and the Educator. Papers on all aspects of energy were presented at the conference by experts from throughout the United States. The papers were: Energy Resources: World and U.S.A.; Coal Technology: Mining, Energy Generation, Wastes, and Environmental Considerations; Energy Conservation; Arizona's Energy Resources and Development; Gas and Oil: Natural Gas, S.N.G., Oil, Oil Shale, and Tar Sands; Geothermal Energy Perspective; Solar Energy; Solar Technology; Natural Radiation Environment; Fission Theory; Arizona's Palo Verde Nuclear Generation Complex; Gas Cooled Reactors, Liquid Metal Reactors and Alternatives; Radioactive Wastes: Disposal Alternatives; Reactor Safety; Nuclear Safeguards; Fusion Power; Genetic and Somatic Radiation Effects; Energy Economics; Religion, Philosophy, and Energy; Nuclear Studies in Fine Arts and Archeology; Nuclear Methods Applied to Agriculture and Food Preservation; Nuclear Methods in Criminology; Environmental Impact of Energy Generation; and Risk and Insurance Consideration--Energy for Tomorrow. The tours to energy installations conducted during the conference and demonstration related to energy are cited. (MCW)

McKlveen, J.W. (ed.)

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Development of prototype guidelines for risk management against terror attack in the tourism industry: a Delphi study  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The purpose of the study was to gather strategies and factors from tourism security professionals from which terrorism risk management policies can be developed. This study utilized the Delphi method in order to provide structure for the group process. Twelve tourism security experts made up the panel completing three rounds of questionnaires via the email based Delphi technique. This research identified fifty-four strategies to reduce the propensity of terror attack at a tourism venue. Those strategies were divided into four levels of priority based on criticality and feasibility. The fifty-four strategies were grouped into nine subordinate categories. The subordinate categories were related to Training, Communications/ Liaison, Planning/ Assessment, Background Checks, ID Badges/ Secure Entrance, Specialty Security Units, Architectural Design, Media Cooperation, and Technology Based strategies. Alongside the strategies are a collection of comments by the experts regarding strengths, weaknesses, and any barriers to implementation pertaining to the individual strategy. Tourism risk managers, security personnel, and insurance underwriters can all use the results in reducing the opportunity for a terrorist attack at a tourism venue. Major research findings from this study included: 1. The strategy receiving the highest criticality ranking over all other strategies involves training first responders on their role in circumventing the success of terrorists. 2. The subordinate category Communication/ Liaison contains the largest number of strategies indicating the significance of this category among experts. 3. The subordinate category of Specialty Security Units contains the second highest number of strategies indicating the importance of the topic among experts. 4. All of the technology based strategies fell into the lowest priority level. Based on the findings of this study, researcher recommendations include: 1. The guidelines developed in this study should be used by operators of tourism venues to make the best use of limited resources. 2. National or international conferences should be established to further discuss these issues. 3. A greater number of communications mediums should be established to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences between affected professionals. 4. Insurance providers should use this information to establish validated guidelines so that, if prospective clients adhered to the recommendations, a reduction in premiums could be offered. 5. Other entities may benefit from this study, such as public school systems, the energy production industry, hospital systems, and pipeline systems.

Smith, Clifford Keith

2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Characterization of potential mine subsidence areas in Indiana  

SciTech Connect

The Indiana Geological Survey (IGS) and the Indiana Division of Reclamation (IDOR) began a cooperative project in 1981 to gather information about Indiana coal mines and to make this information available to the public. The first product of this cooperative effort was a series of quadrangle maps showing locations of underground coal mines documented by company mine maps. In 1986 the IGS, with funding from the IDOR, began a project that combined information from these underground coal mine maps and from other coal-related maps with other geologic information from the Department of Natural Resources to produce a set of maps showing key factors related to mine subsidence. The maps show outlines of undermined areas, thickness of the unconsolidated material, depth of mine working, shaft depth, and bedrock geology. Project maps cannot be used to predict the precise location or timing of subsidence, but rather they summarize factors known to be related to subsidence risk and severity. The maps indicate known mined areas where subsidence can occur and areas where unmapped mines are likely to be located. The maps have proved most useful to homeowners, insurance companies, government agencies, and the coal industry.

Irwin, P.N.; Weber, L.A. (Indiana Geological Survey, Bloomington (USA))

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Conceptual design of an in-vessel core catcher  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An enhanced in-vessel core catcher is being designed and evaluated as part of a joint United States (US)–Korean International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (INERI) investigating methods to insure retention of materials that may relocate to the lower head of a reactor vessel under severe accident conditions in advanced reactors. This enhanced core catcher design consists of several interlocking sections that are machined to fit together when inserted into the lower head. Each section of the core catcher consists of two material layers with an option to add a third layer (if deemed necessary): a base material, which has the capability to support and contain the mass of core materials that may relocate during a severe accident; an insulator coating material on top of the base material, which resists interactions with high-temperature core materials; and an optional coating on the bottom side of the base material to prevent any potential oxidation of the base material during the lifetime of the reactor. This paper summarizes results from thermal, flow, and structural analyses as well as initial scoping materials interaction tests that were completed to support the conceptual design of the core catcher.

Joy L. Rempe; D. L. Knudson; K. G. Condie; K. Y. Suh; F. B.Cheung; S. B. Kim

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Does Job Creation Tax Credit Program in Maryland Induce Spatial Employment Growth or Redistribution?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Job Creation Tax Credit (JCTC) program is one of the five major Smart Growth Programs initiated by the State of Maryland in 1996 and amended in 1997. Like other tax credit programs it is intended to create jobs, but it is also a place-based policy in the sense that eligibility is limited to jobs created in Priority Funding Areas (PFAs). This paper examines whether the JCTC program has furthered the goals of smart growth by concentrating job growth within well defined regions of the state. Towards this end, both the number and the relative share of employment inside and outside of the PFAs are compared using three econometric models. The empirical analysis examines employment in five economic sectors ((1) primary, (2) manufacturing, (3) transportation, communication and utilities (T.C.U.), (4) finance, insurance and real estate (F.I.R.E.) and (5) services) over the years (1994 to 1998) using ZIP Code data. The result shows that jobs in the T.C.U. and services industries have responded to the state incentive program while three other sectors have not; the distribution of jobs in the primary sector have grown counter to the state incentive policy and jobs in manufacturing and F.I.R.E. have been unaffected by the program.

Jungyul Sohn; Gerrit-jan Knaap

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Effect of translucence of engineering ceramics on heat transfer in diesel engines  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the experimental portion of a broader study undertaken to assess the effects of translucence of ceramic materials used as thermal barrier coatings in diesel engines. In an earlier analytical work a parametric study was performed, varying several radiative properties over ranges typical of engineering ceramics, thereby identifying the most important radiative properties and their impact on in-cylinder heat transfer. In the current study these properties were experimentally determined for several specific zirconia coatings considered for thermal barrier applications in diesel engines. The methodology of this study involved formulation of a model capable of describing radiative transfer through a semitransparent medium as a function of three independent model parameters, ie, absorption coefficient, scattering coefficient and refractive index. For the zirconia-based ceramics investigated in this study, it was concluded that for usual coating thicknesses (1.5--2.5 mm) these ceramics are optically thick and hence, are effective as radiative heat transfer barriers. These ceramics possess high scattering coefficients and low absorption coefficients causing them to be highly reflective (60-80%) in the spectral region where thermal radiation is important. The performance of the investigated ceramics and the mechanism of heat transfer were found to depend on surface condition, specifically on soot deposition. Thus, to insure the optimum thermal barrier operation for either clean or heavily sooted surfaces, a ceramic material with high scattering coefficient provides the best choice.

Wahiduzzaman, S.; Morel, T. (Integral Technologies, Inc., Westmont, IL (United States))

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Effect of translucence of engineering ceramics on heat transfer in diesel engines. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the experimental portion of a broader study undertaken to assess the effects of translucence of ceramic materials used as thermal barrier coatings in diesel engines. In an earlier analytical work a parametric study was performed, varying several radiative properties over ranges typical of engineering ceramics, thereby identifying the most important radiative properties and their impact on in-cylinder heat transfer. In the current study these properties were experimentally determined for several specific zirconia coatings considered for thermal barrier applications in diesel engines. The methodology of this study involved formulation of a model capable of describing radiative transfer through a semitransparent medium as a function of three independent model parameters, ie, absorption coefficient, scattering coefficient and refractive index. For the zirconia-based ceramics investigated in this study, it was concluded that for usual coating thicknesses (1.5--2.5 mm) these ceramics are optically thick and hence, are effective as radiative heat transfer barriers. These ceramics possess high scattering coefficients and low absorption coefficients causing them to be highly reflective (60-80%) in the spectral region where thermal radiation is important. The performance of the investigated ceramics and the mechanism of heat transfer were found to depend on surface condition, specifically on soot deposition. Thus, to insure the optimum thermal barrier operation for either clean or heavily sooted surfaces, a ceramic material with high scattering coefficient provides the best choice.

Wahiduzzaman, S.; Morel, T. [Integral Technologies, Inc., Westmont, IL (United States)

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Contribution of thiosulfate to COD and BOD in oil shale process wastewater  

SciTech Connect

Thiosulfate accounted for a significant portion of the chemical oxygen demand (COD) (7 to 20%) and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) (14 to 41%) of the four oil shale process waters studied. As such, accurate measurement of the thiosulfate oxygen demand of retort water is critical in assessing its environmental impacts on receiving waters and in designing biological treatment systems to treat it. The contribution of thiosulfate to the COD of oil shale retort waters can be accurately measured in a standard COD test. The BOD of thiosulfate in retort water is more difficult to determine and may require the development of a special thiosulfate acclimated seed. Thiosulfate recovery of a known thiosulfate spike ranged from 92 to 100% in the COD test and from 64 to 119% in the BOD test. Considerable variability in recovery was found between the process waters studied. When determining the BOD of oil shale process waters, care must be taken to insure a viable population of thiosulfate oxidizing bacteria.

Wong, A. L.; Mercer, B. W.

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Monthly Energy Review - September 2001  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1 1 E n e r g y P l u g : E l e c t r i c P o w e r A n n u a l 2 0 0 0 Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. pro- duction, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also in- cluded are international energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions from readers regarding data series in the MER and in other

389

Monthly Enery Review - November 2001  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1 1 E n e r g y P l u g s : A n n u a l E n e r g y O u t l o o k G r e e n h o u s e G a s E m i s s i o n s S t a t e E n e r g y P r i c e s Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. pro- duction, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also in- cluded are international energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions

390

Monthly Energy Review - October 2001  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1 1 E n e r g y P l u g s : W i n t e r F u e l s O u t l o o k F u e l O i l a n d K e r o s e n e M a j o r s ' S h i f t t o N a t u r a l G a s Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. pro- duction, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also in- cluded are international energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions

391

Monthly Energy Review - February 2001  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

February February 2001 www.eia.doe.gov Energy Information Administration On the Web at: www.eia.doe.gov/mer E n e r g y P l u g : G a s S e r v i c e s a n d H e a t i n g O i l D e m a n d P e r f o r m a n c e P r o f i l e s 1 9 9 9 Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. pro- duction, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also in- cluded are international energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State

392

Monthly Energy Review - May 2001  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

E E n e r g y P l u g s : S t a t e E n e r g y D a t a U l t r a - L o w - S u l f u r D i e s e l F u e l May 2001 Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. pro- duction, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also in- cluded are international energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions from readers regarding data

393

Monthly Energy Review - August 2001  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1 1 E n e r g y P l u g s : A n n u a l E n e r g y R e v i e w 2 0 0 0 W o r l d E n e r g y " A r e a s t o W a t c h " Monthly Energy Review The Monthly Energy Review (MER) presents an overview of the Energy Information Administration's recent monthly energy statistics. The statistics cover the major activities of U.S. pro- duction, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices for petroleum, natural gas, coal, electricity, and nuclear energy. Also in- cluded are international energy and thermal and metric conversion factors. Publication of this report is in keeping with responsibilities given to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) in Public Law 95-91 (Department of Energy Organization Act), which states, in part, in Section 205(a)(2), that: The MER is intended for use by Members of Congress, Federal and State agencies, energy analysts, and the general public. EIA welcomes suggestions from readers

394

Performance of a Dynamically Controlled Inverter in a Photovoltaic System Interconnected with a Secondary Network Distribution System  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In 2008, a 300 kW{sub peak} photovoltaic (PV) system was installed on the rooftop of the Colorado Convention Center (CCC). The installation was unique for the electric utility, Xcel Energy, as it had not previously permitted a PV system to be interconnected on a building served by the local secondary network distribution system (network). The PV system was installed with several provisions; one to prevent reverse power flow, another called a dynamically controlled inverter (DCI), that curtails the output of the PV inverters to maintain an amount of load supplied by Xcel Energy at the CCC. The DCI system utilizes current transformers (CTs) to sense power flow to insure that a minimum threshold is maintained from Xcel Energy through the network transformers. The inverters are set to track the load on each of the three phases and curtail power from the PV system when the generated PV system current reaches 95% of the current on any phase. This is achieved by the DCI, which gathers inputs from current transformers measuring the current from the PV array, Xcel, and the spot network load. Preventing reverse power flow is a critical technical requirement for the spot network which serve this part of the CCC. The PV system was designed with the expectation that the DCI system would not curtail the PV system, as the expected minimum load consumption was historically higher than the designed PV system size. However, the DCI system has operated many days during the course of a year, and the performance has been excellent. The DCI system at the CCC was installed as a secondary measure to insure that a minimum level of power flows to the CCC from the Xcel Energy network. While this DCI system was intended for localized control, the system could also reduce output percent if an external smart grid control signal was employed. This paper specifically focuses on the performance of the innovative design at this installation; however, the DCI system could also be used for new s- art grid-enabled distribution systems where renewables power contributions at certain conditions or times may need to be curtailed.

Coddington, M. H.; Kroposki, B. D.; Basso, T.; Berger, D.; Crowell, K.; Hayes, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Scoping study on trends in the economic value of electricity reliability to the U.S. economy  

SciTech Connect

During the past three years, working with more than 150 organizations representing public and private stakeholders, EPRI has developed the Electricity Technology Roadmap. The Roadmap identifies several major strategic challenges that must be successfully addressed to ensure a sustainable future in which electricity continues to play an important role in economic growth. Articulation of these anticipated trends and challenges requires a detailed understanding of the role and importance of reliable electricity in different sectors of the economy. This report is intended to contribute to that understanding by analyzing key aspects of trends in the economic value of electricity reliability in the U.S. economy. We first present a review of recent literature on electricity reliability costs. Next, we describe three distinct end-use approaches for tracking trends in reliability needs: (1) an analysis of the electricity-use requirements of office equipment in different commercial sectors; (2) an examination of the use of aggregate statistical indicators of industrial electricity use and economic activity to identify high reliability-requirement customer market segments; and (3) a case study of cleanrooms, which is a cross-cutting market segment known to have high reliability requirements. Finally, we present insurance industry perspectives on electricity reliability as an example of a financial tool for addressing customers' reliability needs.

Eto, Joseph; Koomey, Jonathan; Lehman, Bryan; Martin, Nathan; Mills, Evan; Webber, Carrie; Worrell, Ernst

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Design and Evaluation of an Enhanced In-Vessel Core Catcher  

SciTech Connect

An enhanced in-vessel core catcher is being designed and evaluated as part of a joint United States (U.S.) - Korean International Nuclear Engineering Research Initiative (INERI) investigating methods to insure In-Vessel Retention (IVR) of core materials that may relocate under severe accident conditions in advanced reactors. To reduce cost and simplify manufacture and installation, this new core catcher design consists of several interlocking sections that are machined to fit together when inserted into the lower head. If needed, the core catcher can be manufactured with holes to accommodate lower head penetrations. Each section of the core catcher consists of two material layers with an option to add a third layer (if deemed necessary): a base material, which has the capability to support and contain the mass of core materials that may relocate during a severe accident; an oxide coating material on top of the base material, which resists interactions with high-temperature core materials; and an optional coating on the bottom side of the base material to prevent any potential oxidation of the base material during the lifetime of the reactor. This paper summarizes the status of core catcher design and evaluation efforts, including analyses, materials interaction tests, and prototypic testing efforts.

Joy L. Rempe

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization and its association with infection among infants hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units  

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Background: Many studies have evaluated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections during single hospitalizations and subsequent readmissions to the same institution. None have assessed the comprehensive burden of MRSA infection in the period after hospital discharge while accounting for healthcare utilization across institutions. Methodology/Principal Findings: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of adult patients insured by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care who were newly-detected to harbor MRSA between January 1991 and December 2003 at a tertiary care medical center. We evaluated all MRSA-attributable infections associated with hospitalization in the year following new detection, regardless of hospital location. Data were collected on comorbidities, healthcare utilization, mortality and MRSA outcomes. Of 591 newly-detected MRSA carriers, 23 % were colonized and 77 % were infected upon detection. In the year following detection, 196 (33%) patients developed 317 discrete and unrelated MRSA infections. The most common infections were pneumonia (34%), soft tissue (27%), and primary bloodstream (18%) infections. Infections occurred a median of 56 days post-detection. Of all infections, 26 % involved bacteremia, and 17 % caused MRSA-attributable death. During the admission where MRSA was newly-detected, 14 % (82/576) developed subsequent infection. Of those surviving to discharge, 24 % (114/ 482) developed post-discharge infections in the year following detection. Half (99/185, 54%) of post-discharge infections caused readmission, and most (104/185, 55%) occurred over 90 days post-discharge.

Susan S. Huang; Virginia L. Hinrichsen; Rupak Datta; Laura Spurchise; Irina Miroshnik; Richard Platt

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FOR PUBLICATION UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS  

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on a detailed history of the oyster site; the government reports con- cluding that New Carissa oil entered fashion, simply wanted to make whole those parties damaged by an oil spill. [13] The legislative history, involving the destruction of oyster beds which allegedly occurred as a result of an oil spill on the Oregon

Sadeh, Norman M.

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Optimal basis set for ab-initio calculations of energy levels in tunneling structures, using the covariance matrix of the wave functions  

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The paper proposes a method to obtain the optimal basis set for solving the self consistent field (SCF) equations for large atomic systems in order to calculate the energy barriers in tunneling structures, with higher accuracy and speed. Taking into account the stochastic-like nature of the samples of all the involved wave functions for many body problems, a statistical optimization is made by considering the covariance matrix of these samples. An eigenvalues system is obtained and solved for the optimal basis set and by inspecting the rapidly decreasing eigenvalues one may seriously reduce the necessary number of vectors that insures an imposed precision. This leads to a potentially significant improvement in the speed of the SCF calculations and accuracy, as the statistical properties of a large number of wave functions in an large spatial domain may be considered. The eigenvalue problem has to be solved only few times, so that the amount of time added may be much smaller that the overall iterating SCF calculations. A simple implementation of the method is presented for a situation where the analytical solution is known, and the results are encouraging.

Sever Spanulescu

2009-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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What Can I Do With a Degree in Electrical Engineering? The information in this handout is meant to provide McGill students graduating with a Bachelor's degree  

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systems for cars and airplanes, communications satellites, PDAs and cellular telephones, microelectronic: Hydro, Gas, Water, Sewage · Engineering Consulting · Finance & Insurance · Government · Management-Lucent · Altera · Amazon · BC Hydro · Bloomberg LP · CAE · CMC Electronics · EmbVUE · Electronic Arts · Ericsson

Barthelat, Francois

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One Decade Later: Trends and Disparities in the Application of Post-Mastectomy Radiotherapy Since the Release of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guidelines  

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Purpose: In 2001 ASCO published practice guidelines for post mastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT). We analyzed factors that influence the receipt of radiotherapy therapy and trends over time. Methods and Materials: We analyzed 8889 women who underwent mastectomy as primary surgical treatment for stage II or III breast cancer between 1995 and 2008 using data from the Kentucky Cancer Registry. We categorized patients according to ASCO group: group 1, PMRT not routinely recommended (T2, N0); group 2, PMRT controversial/evidence insufficient (T1-2, N1); group 3, PMRT recommended or suggested (T3-4 or N2-3). Probability of receiving PMRT was assessed using logistic regression. Results: Overall, 24.0% of women received PMRT over the study period. The rates of PMRT for group 1, 2, and 3 were 7.5%, 19.5%, and 47.3%, respectively. Since 2001, there was an increase in the use of PMRT (from 21.1%-26.5%, P70 years (vs. younger), rural Appalachia (vs. non-Appalachia) populations, and Medicaid (vs. privately insured) patients. Conclusions: ASCO guidelines have influenced practice in an underserved state; however PMRT remains underused, even for highest-risk patients. Barriers exist for elderly, rural and poor patients, which independently predict for lack of adequate care. Updated guidelines are needed to clarify the use of PMRT for patients with T1-2, N1 disease.

Dragun, Anthony E., E-mail: aedrag01@louisville.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY (United States); Huang, Bin [Kentucky Cancer Registry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States) [Kentucky Cancer Registry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States); Divison of Cancer Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States); Gupta, Saurabh; Crew, John B. [Department of Radiation Oncology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY (United States); Tucker, Thomas C. [Kentucky Cancer Registry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States)] [Kentucky Cancer Registry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States)

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic scheduling of maintenance tasks in the petroleum industry: A reinforcement approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Petroleum industry production systems are highly automatized. Maintenance of such systems is vital, not only to maintain production efficiency but also to insure minimal safety levels. Maintenance task scheduling is difficult since some tasks are already ... Keywords: Maintenance tasks, Multi-agent system, On-line scheduling, Petroleum industry, Reinforcement learning

N. Aissani; B. Beldjilali; D. Trentesaux

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In-State Contract Vehicle Rental Rates (State Motor Pool Rental Contract for Business Travel)  

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with a full tank of gas. · Receipts are required to be reimbursed. · Students shall not be authorized to drive/Damage Waiver & 1M Liability Coverage Insurance. · Weekly rates are calculated at 5.5 times the Daily rate. · Monthly rates will be calculated at 20 times the Daily rate. · ½ day rates of 4 hours or less

Harms, Kyle E.

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In-State Contract Vehicle Rental Rates (State Motor Pool Rental Contract for Business Travel)  

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with a full tank of gas. · Itemized receipts are required to be reimbursed. · Non-employee students/Damage Waiver & 1M Liability Coverage Insurance. · Weekly rates are calculated at 5.5 times the Daily rate. · Monthly rates will be calculated at 20 times the Daily rate. · ½ day rates of 4 hours or less

Harms, Kyle E.

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If you are one of the more than 186,000 forest landowners in Colorado, you are acutely aware of the challenges  

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. Consultants should carry Errors and Omissions (professional liability) insurance. For large, long-term and uses. The contractor's equipment will affect operating costs, efficiency, production and, ultimately. Make sure you provide all contractors with the same information so they can estimate costs

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Results of mobile gamma scanning activities in Tonawanda, New York  

SciTech Connect

During the 1940s, the Linde Air Products Division of Union Carbide operated a plant in Tonawanda, New York, for the Manhattan Engineer District (MED) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Uranium production and some nickel processing were conducted at the site. It is the policy of the US Department of Energy (DOE) to verify that radiological conditions at such sites or facilities comply with current DOE guidelines. Guidelines for release and use of such sites have become more stringent as research has provided more information since previous cleanups. The Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) was established as part of that effort to confirm the closeout status of facilities under contract to agencies preceding DOE during early nuclear energy development. Under the FUSRAP program, the Linde site itself has been previously investigated to determine the extent of on-site radiological contamination. As a precaution to insure that no residual radioactive materials were transported off-site, the Department of Energy requested that ORNL survey the area in the vicinity of the Linde Plant, the waste water treatment facility on Tower Road, the Sheridan Park Fire Station (District 4), and the Tonawanda Landfill to assess whether any residual radioactive material could be detected. The survey was conducted the week of April 3, 1990. Results of analysis of soil samples from the Tonawanda Landfill revealed slightly elevated concentrations of {sup 238}U and {sup 226}Ra suggestive of residuals from former Linde Plant operations. Therefore, it is recommended that additional surveying of the landfill property and of Sheridan Creek from south of the Linde property to its confluence with the Niagara River be conducted. The survey should include the measurement of gamma radiation levels and radionuclide analysis of silt samples. 6 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

Cottrell, W.D.; Witt, D.A.; Rodriguez, R.E.; Carrier, R.F.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 | Open Energy Information  

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Disaster Protection Act of 1973 Disaster Protection Act of 1973 Jump to: navigation, search Statute Name Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 Year 1973 Url [[File:|160px|link=]] Description References FDPA Text[1] The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is administered primarily under two statutes: the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 and the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (FDPA). The NFIP is administered by a department of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Insurance Administration (FIA). The FDPA requires federal financial regulatory agencies to adopt regulations prohibiting their regulated lending institutions from making, increasing, extending or renewing a loan secured by improved real estate or a mobile home located or to be located in a SFHA in a community participating in the NFIP unless the property

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X:\L6046\Data_Publication\Pma\current\ventura\pma.vp  

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gasoline gasoline in individual transactions which exceed the size of a truckload. CIF: Cost, insurance, and freight. A type of sale in which the buyer of the product agrees to pay a unit price that includes the f.o.b. value of the product at the point of origin plus all costs of insurance and transpor- tation. This type of transaction differs from a "deliv- ered" purchase, in that the buyer accepts the quantity as determined at the loading port (as certified by the bill of loading and quality report) rather than pay based on the quantity and quality ascertained at the unload- ing port. It is similar to the terms of an f.o.b. sale, except that the seller, as a service for which he is compensated, arranges for transportation and insurance. Commercial Sector: An energy-consuming sector that consists of service-providing facilities and equipment of businesses; Federal, State, and local governments;

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HUD PowerSaver Pilot Loan Program  

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced the creation of a pilot loan program for home energy improvements. The PowerSaver loan program is a new, energy-focused variant of the Title I Property Improvement Loan Insurance Program (Title I Program) and is planned for introduction in early 2011. The PowerSaver pilot will provide lender insurance for secured and unsecured loans up to $25,000 to single family homeowners. These loans will specifically target residential energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. HUD estimates the two-year pilot will fund approximately 24,000 loans worth up to $300 million; the program is not capped. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), HUD's mortgage insurance unit, will provide up to $25 million in grants as incentives to participating lenders. FHA is seeking lenders in communities with existing programs for promoting residential energy upgrades.

Zimring, Mark; Hoffman, Ian

2010-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Department Seeks Public Comment on Standby Support Provisions of  

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Seeks Public Comment on Standby Support Seeks Public Comment on Standby Support Provisions of Energy Policy Act of 2005 Energy Department Seeks Public Comment on Standby Support Provisions of Energy Policy Act of 2005 November 17, 2005 - 2:49pm Addthis Workshop is first step to develop regulation for risk insurance for nuclear plants WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that a workshop to receive public comments on the "standby support" provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 has been scheduled for December 15, 2005. The workshop is the first step in developing a regulation for risk insurance for nuclear power plants and will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Marriott Residence Inn in Bethesda, Maryland. Standby support, or, "risk insurance," for new nuclear power plants is a

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1 Consumption smoothing: empirical evidence from rural Burkina Faso  

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This paper analyzes the community insurance of individual consumption against income risks in rural Burkina Faso. The study area is characterized by significant income volatility, particularly for poor households, caused by global or idiosyncratic shocks. The average consumption at village or region community level is used to control for global shocks. The differential effect of income instability on consumption insurance of poor households has been identified. We find robust results by using the General Least Square Method, applied to a 2004-2006 panel data from PNGT2. These results indicate partial consumption insurance by the community. Poor household income is more unstable. Its consumption is more linked to its income variation and less assured by its community during important global shocks. Consumption in the cotton basin is more sensitive to the income risk and less insured by the community. Food consumption is more assured. These results reveal an important role of the rural community in risk sharing, principally in situation of absence of formal insurance structures. 1. Background and objectives The rural Burkina Faso is characterized by important income volatility generated by global or idiosyncratic shocks. This volatility would be particularly for the poor. The main income source in this area is agriculture; then, income is dependent on climatic and socio-economic shocks, as in most of the developing countries (Deaton, 1992, 1997). The instability of household income is a risk on their consumption. Some risks are global, affecting all the households and others are idiosyncratic. However, the formal institutional mechanisms of consumption insurance against these risks are not well developed or not effective. The literature indicates that rural households develop various actions of consumption adjustment in case of income risks 1. It is, for example, about storage of agricultural food grains, space diversification of land plots exploited, credit, speculation on assets and family solidarity

Yiriyibin Bambio

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Eligibility for Retiree Benefits  

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Eligibility, Enrollment Eligibility, Enrollment Eligibility, Enrollment for Retiree Benefits Age + years of service determines eligibility for retiree healthcare benefits. Contact Retiree Insurance Providers Healthcare insurance eligibility upon retirement To be eligible for retiree healthcare insurance, TCP1 and TCP2 employees must: be at least age 50 with at least 10 years of applicable service credits; or have at least 5 years of applicable service credits and meet the "Rule of 75" (age + service credits equal at least 75). LANS Health & Welfare Benefit Plan for Retirees (pdf) - see additional eligiblity requirements Note: TCP1 and TCP2 employees with less than 20 years of service are subject to graduated eligibilty. Transitioning employees who were hired in a career position with UC before January 1, 1990 receive 100% of the LANS

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

Applying the changes of the May 3, 2013, Final Rule on Contractor Legal Management Applying the changes of the May 3, 2013, Final Rule on Contractor Legal Management Requirements to existing contracts References: 10 CFR 719 Contractor Legal Management Requirements DEAR 931.205-19 Insurance and indemnification DEAR 931.205-33 Professional and consultant service costs DEAR 952.231-71 Insurance-litigation and claims DEAR 970.2803-2 Contract clause DEAR 970.3102-05-33 Professional and consultant service costs DEAR 970.5228-1 Insurance-Litigation and Claims When is this Acquisition Letter (AL) effective? This AL is effective upon issuance. When does this AL Expire? This AL remains in effect until superseded or canceled. Who Is the Intended Audience For this AL? Department of Energy (DOE), including National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA),

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11 - 1720 of 28,905 results. 11 - 1720 of 28,905 results. Download "Insurance as a Risk Management Instrument for Energy Infrastructure Security and Resilience" Report (March 2013) The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released a report that examines the key risks confronting critical energy infrastructure and ways in which the insurance industry can... http://energy.gov/oe/downloads/insurance-risk-management-instrument-energy-infrastructure-security-and-resilience Download EIS-0473: Record of Decision W.A. Parish Post-Combustion CO2 Capture and Sequestration Project, Fort Bend County, Texas http://energy.gov/nepa/downloads/eis-0473-record-decision Download Introduction SCADA Security for Managers and Operators http://energy.gov/oe/downloads/introduction-scada-security-managers-and-operators

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Radiation Therapy After Breast-Conserving Surgery: Does Hospital Surgical Volume Matter? A Population-Based Study in Taiwan  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: To examine the association between hospital surgical volume and the use of radiation therapy (RT) after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) in Taiwan. Methods and Materials: We used claims data from the National Health Insurance program in Taiwan (1997-2005) in this retrospective population-based study. We identified patients with breast cancer, receipt of BCS, use of radiation, and the factors that could potentially associated with the use of RT from enrollment records, and the ICD-9 and billing codes in claims. We conducted logistic regression to examine factors associated with RT use after BCS, and performed subgroup analyses to examine whether the association differs by medical center status or hospital volumes. Results: Among 5,094 patients with newly diagnosed invasive breast cancer who underwent BCS, the rate of RT was significantly lower in low-volume hospitals (74% vs. 82%, p < 0.01). Patients treated in low-volume hospitals were less likely to receive RT after BCS (odds ratio = 0.72, 95% confidence interval = 0.62-0.83). In addition, patients treated after the implementation of the voluntary pay-for-performance policy in 2001 were more likely to receive RT (odds ratio = 1.23; 95% confidence interval = 1.05-1.45). Subgroup analyses indicated that the high-volume effect was limited to hospitals accredited as non-medical centers, and that the effect of the pay-for-performance policy was most pronounced among low-volume hospitals. Conclusions: Using population-based data from Taiwan, our study concluded that hospital surgical volume and pay-for-performance policy are positively associated with RT use after BCS.

Chien, Chun-Ru [Section of Health Services Research, Department of Biostatistics, Division of Quantitative Sciences, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, China Medical University Hospital, and School of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan (China); Pan, I-Wen [Section of Health Services Research, Department of Biostatistics, Division of Quantitative Sciences, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Tsai, Yi-Wen [Center of Health Policy Research and Development, National Health Research Institutes, Miaoli County, Taiwan (China); Institute of Health and Welfare Policy, National Yang-Ming University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan (China); Tsai, Teressa [Center of Health Policy Research and Development, National Health Research Institutes, Miaoli County, Taiwan (China); Liang, Ji-An [Department of Radiation Oncology, China Medical University Hospital, and School of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan (China); Buchholz, Thomas A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States); Shih, Ya-Chen Tina, E-mail: yashih@mdanderson.org [Section of Health Services Research, Department of Biostatistics, Division of Quantitative Sciences, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Vaccine for Bacterial Kidney Disease in Salmon, 1986 Annual Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Bacterial kidney disease (BRD) has been and remains a chronic contributory problem limiting the productivity of salmon of the Columbia River Basin. Control of this disease will not come easily, but it would lead to a tremendous increase in the health and numbers of salmon populations. Vaccination of salmon of Renibacterium salmoninarum (KDB) is a potentially successful method of controlling this disease. To date, however, no successful vaccine has been developed for general use. A possible solution to this problem,and thus the goal of this research, is to isolate the antigenic components of KDB and enhance their ability to activate the host defenses. This will be accomplished by the chemical modification of these antigens with potent immunomodulatory substances. These modified antigens will then be tested for their effectiveness in inducing immunity to BKD and thereby preventing the disease. The goal of the project's third year was to test the immunogenicity and prophylactic value in coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) of various chemical conjugates of Renibacterium salmoninarum cells and major antigens. This was accomplished by assessing the serum antibody response, the cellular immune response (cellular proliferation), and the kinetics of mortality after Lethal injections of the bacterium. An important facet of this research is the identification and isolation of virulence factors. These studies are not only important to the dissection of the mechanism of pathogenesis of bacterial kidney disease, but the purification of such a factor(s) will insure the production of a more potent vaccine. The studies completed this year have: (1) identified antigenic material which protect; (2) identified antigenic material which can exacerbate the disease; (3) identified a possibly major mechanism of pathogenesis via the interference with antibody; (4) the general ability to produce delineated a western blot technique for identification of infected fish; (5) described the use of monoclonal antibodies for antigenic analysis; and (6) identified an unusual and dramatic effect of R. salmoninarum cells on phagocytic function.

Kaattari, Stephen L.

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the determinants of industry political power: industry winners in the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981  

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This study uses qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) to examine the basis of industry political power by assessing conditions of economic interdependence and political action associated with the passage of the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 (ERTA), and the significant reduction in effective tax rates for eight of eighteen U.S. industries. Past research has focused on the simple passage of "pro-business" legislation, failing to provide adequate evidence as to who benefits or how they benefit from the legislation. The Boolean analysis used in this study indicates that a distinct combination of both political action and economic factors present a clear pattern of causal conditions associated with both tax winners and losers. Using three separate analyses, the theoretically exclusive explanations offered by both class dominance and structural theories fail to provide any clear explanations. Tax policy is associated with a set of conditions that are conjunctural in nature, supporting a combined model. Strong PAC contributions, number of registered lobbyists, and outside lobby firms in association with a strong federal relationship, and either total economic strength or strong inter-industry relations produced the specific conjunctural patterns associated with "winning' industries. Lack of significant PAC contributions to the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees insured an industries failure to benefit from the legislative change. The results from this study indicate that a new theoretical model is needed that incorporates the complexity of the interdependent-relationships of political and economic conditions. Evolving from the mutually exclusive theoretical explanations of the past, class segmentation, political dominance, and structural economic explanations are brought back together in a manner that exposes the complexity of the relationships resulted in tangible benefits from the passage of ERTA.

Kardell, Amy Louise

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Incorporating global warming risks in power sector planning: A case study of the New England region. Volume 1  

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Growing international concern over the threat of global climate change has led to proposals to buy insurance against this threat by reducing emissions of carbon (short for carbon dioxide) and other greenhouse gases below current levels. Concern over these and other, non-climatic environmental effects of electricity generation has led a number of states to adopt or explore new mechanisms for incorporating environmental externalities in utility resource planning. For example, the New York and Massachusetts utility commissions have adopted monetized surcharges (or adders) to induce emission reductions of federally regulated air pollutants (notably, SO{sub 2}, NO{sub x}, and particulates) beyond federally mandated levels. These regulations also include preliminary estimates of the cost of reducing carbon emissions, for which no federal regulations exist at this time. Within New England, regulators and utilities have also held several workshops and meetings to discuss alternative methods of incorporating externalities as well as the feasibility of regional approaches. This study examines the potential for reduced carbon emissions in the New England power sector as well as the cost and rate impacts of two policy approaches: environmental externality surcharges and a target- based approach. We analyze the following questions: Does New England have sufficient low-carbon resources to achieve significant reductions (10% to 20% below current levels) in fossil carbon emissions in its utility sector? What reductions could be achieved at a maximum? What is the expected cost of carbon reductions as a function of the reduction goal? How would carbon reduction strategies affect electricity rates? How effective are environmental externality cost surcharges as an instrument in bringing about carbon reductions? To what extent could the minimization of total electricity costs alone result in carbon reductions relative to conventional resource plans?

Krause, F.; Busch, J.; Koomey, J.

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HEALTH FEE/STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFIT SUMMARY University policy requires all students registered for six or more credit hours (three hours for each  

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fee. The health fee supports all services at Redfern Health Center and includes: Professional services of primary health care providers, psychologists, and health educators; Reduced costs on over the counter pharmaceuticals, laboratory, and X-ray services; $500 urgent care EXCESS benefit for after

Stuart, Steven J.

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Agencies w Affiliation & Designated Field Instructors CPR Liability Insurance CWO Background Check Drug Screen PPD T/D Varicella Titer MMB Titer Hep B Titer Action Care R  

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Drug Screen PPD T/D Varicella Titer MMB Titer Hep B Titer Action Care R Adult Protective Services R *R 7/23/2012 Bienvivir Senior Health Services R R* R* R R R R R 7/2/2012 Big brothers Big Sisters R *R 7/23/2010 Border Childrens Mental health Collaborative R R 7/23/2012 CAFV R CASS (Center R 7

Ward, Karen

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Maine | Department of Energy  

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with loan insurance. Two types are available-Pro-rated insurance covering a certain percentage of lenders loss or leveraged insurance covering 100% of lender's loss up to 25% of...

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ARE Update Volume 16, Number 6  

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and the Farm Bill: The Role of Crop Insurance Hyunok Lee andand the Farm Bill: The Role of Crop Insurance Hyunok Lee andsubsidies, of which federal crop insurance is a large

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Wsrcheal  

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

3 3 AUDIT REPORT WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER COMPANY' S HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF AUDIT SERVICES JANUARY 1999 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Washington, DC 20585 January 25, 1999 MEMORANDUM FOR THE MANAGER, SAVANNAH RIVER OPERATIONS OFFICE FROM: Terry L. Brendlinger, Manager Eastern Regional Audit Office Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Westinghouse Savannah River Company's Health Benefit Plan" BACKGROUND Westinghouse Savannah River Company (Westinghouse) manages and operates the Savannah River Site, located in Aiken, South Carolina, for the U.S. Department of Energy (Department). Westinghouse was self-insured for health benefits and contracted with Aetna Insurance to administer

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Detection of illicit HEU production in gaseous centrifuge enrichment plants using neutron counting techniques on product cylinders  

SciTech Connect

Innovative and novel safeguards approaches are needed for nuclear energy to meet global energy needs without the threat of nuclear weapons proliferation. Part of these efforts will include creating verification techniques that can monitor uranium enrichment facilities for illicit production of highly-enriched uranium (HEU). Passive nondestructive assay (NDA) techniques will be critical in preventing illicit HEU production because NDA offers the possibility of continuous and unattended monitoring capabilities with limited impact on facility operations. Gaseous centrifuge enrichment plants (GCEP) are commonly used to produce low-enriched uranium (LEU) for reactor fuel. In a GCEP, gaseous UF{sub 6} spins at high velocities in centrifuges to separate the molecules containing {sup 238}U from those containing the lighter {sup 235}U. Unfortunately, the process for creating LEU is inherently the same as HEU, creating a proliferation concern. Insuring that GCEPs are producing declared enrichments poses many difficult challenges. In a GCEP, large cascade halls operating thousands of centrifuges work together to enrich the uranium which makes effective monitoring of the cascade hall economically prohibitive and invasive to plant operations. However, the enriched uranium exiting the cascade hall fills product cylinders where the UF{sub 6} gas sublimes and condenses for easier storage and transportation. These product cylinders hold large quantities of enriched uranium, offering a strong signal for NDA measurement. Neutrons have a large penetrability through materials making their use advantageous compared to gamma techniques where the signal is easily attenuated. One proposed technique for detecting HEU production in a GCEP is using neutron coincidence counting at the product cylinder take off stations. This paper discusses findings from Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended (MCNPX) code simulations that examine the feasibility of such a detector.

Freeman, Corey R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Geist, William H [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of crack propagation and arrest in welded LNG (liquefied natural gas) storage tanks. Final report, March 1984-October 1986  

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The extensive safe-operating experience that has been accumulated in LNG storage tanks is strongly indicative of a high degree of structural integrity. Nevertheless, concern has arisen with regard to the presence of weld-induced fabrication flaws in these tanks. When such flaws exist, it may not be possible to preclude the initiation of unstable crack growth during operation. However, if it can be shown that the material has the ability to arrest a running crack, an adequate margin of safety can still be demonstrated. A comprehensive program of experimentation was undertaken in companion programs to develop the crack-arrest properties that are needed for such a demonstration. But, because the 9% nickel steel used for LNG tank materials is very ductile and tough, its fracture properties are not well characterized by the quasi-static linear elastic-fracture-mechanics techniques available to these researchers. The research was therefore aimed at assisting the experimental work by providing more-realistic dynamic and nonlinear fracture-mechanics analyses. These analyses were intended to enhance the experimental program and to help insure that the results of the research are appropriate for the assessment of LNG storage-tank integrity. Specifically, the application of these advanced analysis techniques has demonstrated the mildly anticonservative nature of conventional fracture-mechanics treatments for the materials and structural geometry of interest. Nevertheless, provided a defected region in a storage tank is not overly large, the tank materials examined in this research possess high-enough-crack arrest toughness values to preclude complete tank rupture.

Kanninen, M.F.; Dexter, R.J.; Polch, E.Z.; Popelar, C.H.

1986-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

426

CEBAF 200 kV Inverted Electron Gun  

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Two DC high volt­age GaAs pho­to­guns have been built at Jef­fer­son Lab based on a com­pact in­vert­ed in­su­la­tor de­sign. One pho­to­gun pro­vides the po­lar­ized elec­tron beam at CEBAF and op­er­ates at 130 kV bias volt­age. The other gun is used for high av­er­age cur­rent life­time stud­ies at a ded­i­cat­ed test fa­cil­i­ty and has been op­er­at­ed at bias volt­age up to 225 kV. The ad­van­tages of high­er DC volt­age for CEBAF in­clude re­duced space-charge emit­tance growth and the po­ten­tial for pro­longed pho­to­cath­ode life­time. How­ev­er, a con­se­quence of op­er­at­ing at high­er volt­ages is the in­creased like­li­hood of field emis­sion or break­down, both of which are un­ac­cept­able. High­lights of the R&D stud­ies lead­ing to­ward a pro­duc­tion 200keV GaAs pho­to­gun for CEBAF will be pre­sent­ed.

Grames, J M; Clark, J; Hansknecht, J; Poelker, M; Stutzman, M L; Suleiman, R; Surles-Law, K.E.L.; BastaniNejad, M

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Assessment of the feasibility of recommissioning the French Landing Hydroelectric Facility in Van Buren Township, Michigan. Final report  

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The results of a study of the feasibility of recommissioning a small, low-head hydroelectric facility in southeastern Michigan are presented. The study concludes that there are several cost-effective designs for recommissioning the site, based on the use of vertical turbines and the sale of power to nearby industrial markets. In terms of the bulk sale of power to the local electric utility, no cost-effective alternatives were found to exist. A major burden on project cost-effectiveness was found to be the relatively large costs for structural repairs to the dam and powerhouse needed to insure safe operation and on adequate service life. From an engineering standpoint it was found that the items of equipment needed to recommission the site are readily available from both US and foreign manufacturers. A variety of hydraulic turbine designs could be successfully adapted to the existing powerhouse, without extensive new construction. It was determined that the production capacity of the facility had an important influence on the cost-effectiveness of the project. A detailed benefit/cost analysis was conducted to identify the optimum facility size in terms of incremental costs and revenues. A detailed environmental assessment using an impact matrix methodology concluded that the development of the facility for hydroelectric generation would have important positive environmental consequences related to improved impoundment and flow management techniques as well as enhanced public safety due to structural repairs to the dam. The institutional and regulatory implications of developing the site for hydroelectric generation were found to be significant but manageable.

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1979-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Agency datasets monthly list | Data.gov  

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is current as of 063013. All programs are closed to new issues except for Service-Disabled Veterans' Insurance and Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance. United States Government...

429

Agency datasets monthly list | Data.gov  

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is current as of 103112. All programs are closed to new issues except for Service-Disabled Veterans' Insurance and Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance. United States Government...

430

OSR31-706 SRNS Formal Letterhead (Flour Version/Black and White...  

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December 14, 2012 To: SRNS and SRR Life Insurance Plan Participants FOLLOWING ARE SUMMARY ANNUAL REPORT NOTICES THAT THE LIFE INSURANCE BENEFIT PLANS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE TO...

431

OSR31-706 SRNS Formal Letterhead (Flour Version/Black and White...  

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December 14, 2011 To: SRNS and SRR Life Insurance Plan Participants FOLLOWING ARE SUMMARY ANNUAL REPORT NOTICES THAT THE LIFE INSURANCE BENEFIT PLANS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE TO...

432

Medical Plans  

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Medical Plans Retiree Medical Insurance Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) is the provider of medical benefits. Contact Retiree Insurance Providers Medical plan options...

433

Plan Descriptions & Summaries  

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Plan Descriptions & Summaries Retiree Insurance Plans Retiree health and welfare benefits are managed by AonHewitt and Associates. Contact Retiree Insurance Providers Plan...

434

Climate Research and Reinsurance*  

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Extreme weather events produce some of the most deadly and costly natural disasters and are a major concern of the catastrophe reinsurance industry. For example, in 1992 Hurricane Andrew caused over $20 billion (in 2002 U.S. dollars) in insured ...

Richard J. Murnane

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Computation of convex bounds for present value functions with random payments  

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In this contribution we study the distribution of the present value function of a series of random payments in a stochastic financial environment. Such distributions occur naturally in a wide range of applications within fields of insurance and finance. ... Keywords: Black and Scholes model, comonotonicity, convex order, present value functions

Ales Ahcan; Grzegorz Darkiewicz; Marc Goovaerts; Tom Hoedemakers

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Computation of convex bounds for present value functions with random payments  

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In this contribution we study the distribution of the present value function of a series of random payments in a stochastic financial environment. Such distributions occur naturally in a wide range of applications within fields of insurance and finance. ... Keywords: Black and Scholes model, Comonotonicity, Convex order, Present value functions

Ales Ahcan; Grzegorz Darkiewicz; Marc Goovaerts; Tom Hoedemakers

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

SemEval 2010 5th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation  

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, population, VMT, and street network factors in crashes 2001-2002 in the #12;Page 8 Syrian capital of Damascus-Masaeid and Suleiman 2004 Damascus, Syria 14 urban zones 2001-2002 VMT, population, land use, street network an Oregon Traffic Accident and Insurance Report within 72 hours if they are involved in a crash that results

438

PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CLIVAR CONFERENCE  

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, population, VMT, and street network factors in crashes 2001-2002 in the #12;Page 8 Syrian capital of Damascus-Masaeid and Suleiman 2004 Damascus, Syria 14 urban zones 2001-2002 VMT, population, land use, street network an Oregon Traffic Accident and Insurance Report within 72 hours if they are involved in a crash that results

Quartly, Graham

439

Plasma response to symmetry breaking perturbations in the reversed field geometry  

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Field reversal does not insure closure of the reversed field geometry. The closure is critically dependent on the shape of the toroidal field B/sub 1/ Vector. The plasma diamagnetic currents are shown to establish a spacial scale for the field B/sub 1/ Vector which is lambda approximately equal to a/..sqrt beta../sub 1/ with a the plasma radius and ..beta../sub 1/ the plasma beta relative to the B/sub 1/ Vector field.

Boozer, A.H.

1978-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

In-State Contract Vehicle Rental Rates (State Motor Pool Rental Contract for Business Travel)  

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# · Rates require that the vehicle be returned with a full tank of gas. · Unlimited mileage on all rentals Insurance. Large Truck 51 281 1,020 · Weekly rates are calculated at 5.5 times the Daily rate. Cargo Van/Truck 51 281 1,020 · Monthly rates will be calculated at 20 times the Daily rate. Van - 15 Passenger 90 495

Harms, Kyle E.

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Hurricane Katrina (2005). Part I: Complex Life Cycle of an Intense Tropical Cyclone  

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The devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina (2005) on the Gulf Coast of the United States are without compare for natural disasters in recent times in North America. With over 1800 dead and insured losses near $40 billion (U.S. dollars), Katrina ...

Ron McTaggart-Cowan; Lance F. Bosart; John R. Gyakum; Eyad H. Atallah

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Nuclear power and nuclear-weapons proliferation  

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The material presented in this article attempts to clarify the basic technical and political issues that are being debated in the contest between breeder reactors to insure abundant energy with possible resulting proliferation and the questionable continuation of uranium-fueled reactors with possible future availability of uranium. The connection between various fuel cycles and their possibility for proliferation are discussed. (BLM)

Moniz, E.J.; Neff, T.L.

1978-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Photovoltaics for residential applications  

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Information is given about the parts of a residential photovoltaic system and considerations relevant to photovoltaic power use in homes that are also tied to utility lines. In addition, factors are discussed that influence implementation, including legal and environmental factors such as solar access and building codes, insurance, utility buyback, and system longevity. (LEW)

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1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Proposing an Intelligent Cloud-Based Electronic Health Record System  

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With the aging United States population, healthcare costs have considerably increased and are expected to keep rising in the foreseeable future. In this paper, the authors propose an intelligent cloud-based electronic health record ICEHR system that ... Keywords: Clinical Decision Support System, Cloud Computing, Electronic Health Record System, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 HIPAA, Privacy, Security

Lara Khansa; Jonathan Forcade; Girivaraprasad Nambari; Saravanan Parasuraman; Patrick Cox

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Engaging rational discrimination: exploring reasons for placing regulatory constraints on decision support systems  

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In the future systems of ambient intelligence will include decision support systems that will automate the process of discrimination among people that seek entry into environments and to engage in search of the opportunities that are available there. ... Keywords: Ambient intelligence, Discrimination, Insurance, Privacy, Race, Surveillance, Technology assessment

Oscar H. Gandy, Jr.

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

September 20, 2002: Last Day to Pay Fees September 26, 2002: Instruction Begins  

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an additional $50 late fee. For more information on paying fees, see "Billing." Mandatory Medical Insurance and is in addition to the amount due each term. To request MIP, students select it by marking that item materials fee, which is billed through the BAR statement, for the entire quarter. In addition, certain

Grether, Gregory

447

Achieving Universal Coverage through Comprehensive Health Reform: The Vermont Experience – Evaluation Results  

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Vermont’s comprehensive health reform law, the Health Care Affordability Acts (HCAA) for Vermonters, was passed in 2006 with the following three goals in mind: 1. To achieve universal access to affordable health insurance for all Vermonters 2. To improve quality of care and contain costs through health system reform

Ronald Deprez; Sherry Glied; Kira Rodriguez; Bill Perry; Brian Robertson; Nina Schwabe

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

OMB CIRCULAR A-133 COMPLIANCE SUPPLEMENT  

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and changing programs that have been in existence for decades. Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC will begin to replace such welfare terms as AFDC, food stamps and social insurance. Welfare reform dramatically im- prove their earning potential. In California, for example, AFDC recipients who completed a de

McQuade, D. Tyler

449

BERA Forms, Brookhaven Employees Recreation Association (BERA)  

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Forms Forms PDF Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to view some files on this page. Get Reader | troubleshoot Request to serve Alcohol on-Site Form and Alcohol Policy (pdf) Guidelines to start a new BERA Club/Activity (pdf) Injury Report Form (pdf) Confirmation of Medical Insurance Receipt (pdf) BERA Club Activities - Insurance Information Weight Room or fitness activities: Any contractor or family member (this includes spouse/partner, adult children, guests/contractors) wishing to use the Weight Room MUST present a copy of their medical insurance card and initial a receipt that states they have insurance in place in order to participate in any fitness activities or the weight room. The Recreation Office (Bldg 400) will keep this receipt on file. BERA League Sports: BSA paid employees must fill out this BERA Sports Clearance Form* (pdf) and go through the clearance procedure with OMC @ 490 (not BERA Office). Once reviewed by OMC, the clearance form will be mailed to the player who must then furnish a copy to the captain in order to practice or play.

450

Surrogate Data to Estimate Crop-Hail Loss  

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Crop-hail insurance loss data for 1948–94 are useful as measures of the historical variability of damaging hail in those 26 states where most crop damages occur. However, longer records are needed for various scientific and business applications, ...

David Changnon; Stanley A. Changnon

1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Residential wood-combustion-equipment standards and testing workshop  

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Explored are concerns related to proper safety, acceptable practices, and consumer protection as related to woodburning. Issues relating to safety and efficiency testing are discussed and the implications of these programs for the manufacturer, dealer and distributor are related. Also, consumer related problems regarding truth in advertising, product safety, building codes and standards, and insurance implications are dealt with. (LEW)

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1980-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Simple procedure for schematic design of passive solar buildings  

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A simple procedure for use during the schematic phase of passive solar building design is presented in this article. The procedure is quantitative and accurate enough to insure that designs based on the provided starting point values of the primary building parameters will be cost effective.

Wray, W.O.; Kosiewicz, C.E.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs 1225 Observatory Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706  

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a major Wisconsin city to offer a counter-force to the draw from Minneapolis. Commuters tend to have cities in other states whose metropolitan boundaries spread across state lines. Connecticut lies between nuclear submarines, jet engines and helicopters. Hartford was once the insurance capital of America

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

454

System dynamics modelling of product carbon footprint life cycles for collaborative green supply chains  

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Governments, environmental groups and industry associations are reducing greenhouse gas emissions to insure environmental sustainability. Manufacturing plays an important role in economic development but is a main cause of global warming since production ... Keywords: economic input–output life cycle assessment, mass customisation, product carbon footprint, system dynamics

AmyJ. C. Trappey; CharlesV. Trappey; Chih-Tung Hsiao; JerryJ. R. Ou; Chin-Tsung Chang

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Harnessing the power of demand  

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Demand response can provide a series of economic services to the market and also provide ''insurance value'' under low-likelihood, but high-impact circumstances in which grid reliablity is enhanced. Here is how ISOs and RTOs are fostering demand response within wholesale electricity markets. (author)

Sheffrin, Anjali; Yoshimura, Henry; LaPlante, David; Neenan, Bernard

2008-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

456

Hawai`i's Seafood Consumption and its Supply Sources Cheryl Geslani  

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are at the retail level, the import data are normally valued either at Freight On Board (FOB) or Cost, Insurance. Algae, as a category, is Hawai`i's most valuable aquaculture crop. It is comprised mainly of Spirulina-2009 average 15 #12;pressures in their ocean resources and rising costs of transportation, which is driven

Hawai'i at Manoa, University of

457

Automobile Buyer Decisions about Fuel Economy and Fuel Efficiency  

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another (and thus be a two hybrid car, one medium-duty truckhybrid and so she felt she had to settle for a conventional mid-size sedan, putting off her desired carhybrid. However, she was involved in an accident and her insurer declared her previous car

Kurani, Ken; Turrentine, Thomas

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Power Quality for Electrical Contractors: Application Guide, Volume 2: Recommended Practices: Revision 1  

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A wide variety of sensitive electronic equipment is finding its way into new and existing buildings. To insure that this equipment functions properly, building owners and equipment users are showing more concern for their buildings' power quality. Volume 2, Focusing on Recommended Practices, of the Power Quality for Electrical Contractors Applications Guide discusses the issues involved in providing good power quality.

1999-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

459

Modification No.M509 Supplemental Agreement to  

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/or long-term care benefits to you under an individual or group policy. We use the terms health and health a group health insurance policy, we may disclose to the plan sponsor of your group health plan, in summary for lawful intelligence, counterintelligence and other national security purposes. · To public health

460

Glossary of Health Coverage and Medical Terms Page 1 of 4 Glossary of Health Coverage and Medical Terms  

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Glossary of Health Coverage and Medical Terms Page 1 of 4 Glossary of Health Coverage and Medical Terms · This glossary has many commonly used terms, but isn't a full list. These glossary terms in this Glossary. · See page 4 for an example showing how deductibles, co-insurance and out-of-pocket limits work

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461

Fuel cycles and envisioned roles of fast neutron reactors and hybrids  

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Future innovative nuclear fuel cycles will require insuring sustainability in terms of safe operation, optimal use of resources, radioactive waste minimization and reduced risk of proliferation. The present paper introduces some basic notions and fundamental fuel cycle strategies. The simulation approach needed to evaluate the impact of the different fuel cycle alternatives will also be shortly discussed.

Salvatores, Massimo [CEA-Cadarache, DEN-Dir, Bat. 101, St-Paul-Lez-Durance 13108 (France)

2012-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

462

3-D Microprobe Metrology  

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This report documents the results of a project undertaken to develop an ultra-high-accuracy measurement capability, which is necessary to address a rising trend toward miniaturized mechanical products exhibiting dramatically reduced product tolerances. A significant improvement in measurement capability is therefore required to insure that a 4:1 ratio can be maintained between product tolerances and measurement uncertainty.

Swallow, Kevin

2008-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

463

The Gardens and Wines of Chile October 27 --November 4, 2009  

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UW Madison Fleet Fiscal Year 2010 Rates: Fuel, maintenance and insurance costs are included. If fuel prices exceed the budgeted amount by a significant margin, the rates will be amended with a fuel surcharge at that time and the change notice will be posted in the fleet web site, rates page. Some rate

Reich, Peter B.

464

FLEXIBLE REMUNERATION For Continuous and Fixed Term Employees  

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UW Madison Fleet Fiscal Year 2010 Rates: Fuel, maintenance and insurance costs are included. If fuel prices exceed the budgeted amount by a significant margin, the rates will be amended with a fuel surcharge at that time and the change notice will be posted in the fleet web site, rates page. Some rate

465

Photo Courtesy of Tom Dietrich Use and Benefits of the National Weather Service  

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an estimated $5 billion in damage to the Houston, Texas area before continuing its path of destruction along include: agriculture, forestry, fishing, energy, transportation, and the construction industry; public utilities;financeand insurance; retail trade; hotels and recreation; andpublic/private property losses

466

STUDY OF THE FEASIBILITY OF SHIPPING THE FIRST SPENT CORE FROM ELK RIVER, MINN. TO POLICORO, ITALY. Final ReporT, August 1 to September 15, 1961  

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A study was conducted to assess the feasibility of transporting the first spent core of the Elk River Power Reactor to Policoro, ltaly. Commercial transport arrangements were also examined and it was found that changes in indemnity and/or insurance are required. Other aspects appear favorable. (J.R.D.)

Fraenkel, S.J.

1961-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

467

United States Gulf Coast geopressured-geothermal program. Annual report, 1 November 1980-31 October 1981  

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The following are included: objectives, overview, coordination assistance, compaction measurements on Texas Gulf Coast Sandstones and Shales; US Gulf Coast Geopressured-Geothermal Aquifer simulation, Preliminary Review of Subsidence Insurance Issues, Geopressured-Geothermal Information System, and Study of Log Derived Water Resistivity Values in Geopressured Geothermal Formations. (MHR)

Dorfman, M.H.; Morton, R.A.; Dunlap, H.F.; Frederick, D.O.; Gray, K.E.; Peters, E.J.; Sepehrnoori, K.; Thompson, T.W.

1982-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

University of California Santa Cruz Fleet Services  

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maintenance and repair services. Fleet Services will provide emergency roadside services in the local area. Coordinate with Risk Management to provide both Physical Damage and Liability Insurance for the vehicle scheduled maintenance inspections and unscheduled repairs. Division/department is responsible for security

California at Santa Cruz, University of

469

REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT,~ -01 OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLm~IA~ -  

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38 R~port of the Instructor in Physical Education for Women 39 g~portof the Office!: Co Second Yearoo.....eoQ....oo........... Third Year.....OOO..OO..O.............Fourth Ye~.O..O.O.OIO; Engineer 134; Farmer 75; Inspector 21; Insurance 34; Lawyer 39; Lumberman 33; Manager 54; Merchant 97

Pulfrey, David L.

470

Summary Of Employee Benefits OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY  

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the entire cost, based on the age of the participant. You may enroll at any time. Long-Term Care Insurance conditions. Review each plan to determine the best way to meet your health care needs. Long-Term Care You pay-day unpaid waiting period, as detailed in the union contract. Long-Term Disability Company Coverage

471

Liquidity, Business Cycles, and Monetary Nobuhiro Kiyotaki and John Moore  

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by the time the claim is paid out. A long-term insurance contract based on self-reporting does not work here, the entrepreneur issues equity as much as it at price qt. Thus the second term in the LHS is the investment cost preliminary, (Conclusion and Appendix to be completed), despite of a long gestation lag. Please do not quote

472

Page 1 of 22 Know Better Care  

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fasteners are tight including sling connector Check that hand control buttons operate in the corresponding or excessive wear Check that exposed fasteners are tight including sling connector Check that hand control on the spreader bar Push down on handle; attach leg straps Insure that strap connectors are fully engaged

Oliver, Douglas L.

473

Agency datasets monthly list | Data.gov  

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2000 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) The Census Bureau's Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program produces estimates of health insurance coverage for states and all counties. These data are 2000 estimates of health insurance coverage by age at the state and county levels. DOC CENSUS Population 2013-01-16 16:06:12 2000 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) The Census Bureau's Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program produces estimates of health insurance coverage for states and all counties. These data are 2000 estimates of health insurance coverage by age at the state and county levels. DOC CENSUS Population 2013-01-16 16:06:12 2001 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) The Census Bureau's Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program produces estimates of health insurance coverage for states and all counties. These data are 2001 estimates of health insurance coverage for women by age, race, Hispanic origin, and income categories at the state level. DOC CENSUS Population 2013-01-16 16:06:12 2005 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) Data The Census Bureau's Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program produces estimates of health insurance coverage for states and all counties. These data are 2005 estimates of health insurance coverage by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, and income categories at the state level and by age, sex, and income categories at the county level. DOC CENSUS Population 2013-01-16 16:06:12

474

AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE HIGH-RISK-DRIVER THEORY: ADVERSE SELECTION INDUCED BY PER-CAR PREMIUMS  

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This is the puzzle: automobile insurers experience the most liability, collision, and uninsured motorist (UM) claims per 100 insured cars—and therefore charge the highest premiums—for cars from the low-income zip codes of both rural and urban areas. But this fact seems to contradict general insurance theory which says that people with minimum insurance should be

Patrick Butler Ph. D

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Automated size-specific CT dose monitoring program: Assessing variability in CT dose  

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Purpose: The potential health risks associated with low levels of ionizing radiation have created a movement in the radiology community to optimize computed tomography (CT) imaging protocols to use the lowest radiation dose possible without compromising the diagnostic usefulness of the images. Despite efforts to use appropriate and consistent radiation doses, studies suggest that a great deal of variability in radiation dose exists both within and between institutions for CT imaging. In this context, the authors have developed an automated size-specific radiation dose monitoring program for CT and used this program to assess variability in size-adjusted effective dose from CT imaging. Methods: The authors radiation dose monitoring program operates on an independent health insurance portability and accountability act compliant dosimetry server. Digital imaging and communication in medicine routing software is used to isolate dose report screen captures and scout images for all incoming CT studies. Effective dose conversion factors (k-factors) are determined based on the protocol and optical character recognition is used to extract the CT dose index and dose-length product. The patient's thickness is obtained by applying an adaptive thresholding algorithm to the scout images and is used to calculate the size-adjusted effective dose (ED{sub adj}). The radiation dose monitoring program was used to collect data on 6351 CT studies from three scanner models (GE Lightspeed Pro 16, GE Lightspeed VCT, and GE Definition CT750 HD) and two institutions over a one-month period and to analyze the variability in ED{sub adj} between scanner models and across institutions. Results: No significant difference was found between computer measurements of patient thickness and observer measurements (p= 0.17), and the average difference between the two methods was less than 4%. Applying the size correction resulted in ED{sub adj} that differed by up to 44% from effective dose estimates that were not adjusted by patient size. Additionally, considerable differences were noted in ED{sub adj} distributions between scanners, with scanners employing iterative reconstruction exhibiting significantly lower ED{sub adj} (range: 9%-64%). Finally, a significant difference (up to 59%) in ED{sub adj} distributions was observed between institutions, indicating the potential for dose reduction. Conclusions: The authors developed a robust automated size-specific radiation dose monitoring program for CT. Using this program, significant differences in ED{sub adj} were observed between scanner models and across institutions. This new dose monitoring program offers a unique tool for improving quality assurance and standardization both within and across institutions.

Christianson, Olav; Li Xiang; Frush, Donald; Samei, Ehsan [Clinical Imaging Physics Group, Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 and Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Clinical Imaging Physics Group, Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States) and Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories, Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Clinical Imaging Physics Group, Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories, Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27705 (United States); Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States); and Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 (United States)

2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

476

Precision Dual-Aquifer Dewatering at a Low Level Radiological Cleanup in New Jersey  

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Cleanup of low-level radioactive wastes at the Wayne Interim Storage Site (WISS), Wayne, New Jersey during the period October, 2000 through November, 2001 required the design, installation and operation of a dual-aquifer dewatering system to support excavation of contaminated soils. Waste disposal pits from a former rare-earth processing facility at the WISS had been in contact with the water table aquifer, resulting in moderate levels of radionuclides being present in the upper aquifer groundwater. An uncontaminated artesian aquifer underlies the water table aquifer, and is a localized drinking water supply source. The lower aquifer, confined by a silty clay unit, is flowing artesian and exhibits potentiometric heads of up to 4.5 meters above grade. This high potentiometric head presented a strong possibility that unloading due to excavation would result in a ''blowout'', particularly in areas where the confining unit was < 1 meter thick. Excavation of contaminated materials w as required down to the surface of the confining unit, potentially resulting in an artesian aquifer head of greater than 8 meters above the excavation surface. Consequently, it was determined that a dual-aquifer dewatering system would be required to permit excavation of contaminated material, with the water table aquifer dewatered to facilitate excavation, and the deep aquifer depressurized to prevent a ''blowout''. An additional concern was the potential for vertical migration of contamination present in the water table aquifer that could result from a vertical gradient reversal caused by excessive pumping in the confined system. With these considerations in mind, a conceptual dewatering plan was developed with three major goals: (1) dewater the water table aquifer to control radionuclide migration and allow excavation to proceed; (2) depressurize the lower, artesian aquifer to reduce the potential for a ''blowout''; and (3) develop a precise dewatering level control mechanism to insure a vertical gradient reversal did not result in cross-contamination. The plan was executed through a hydrogeologic investigation culminating with the design and implementation of a complex, multi-phased dual-aquifer dewatering system equipped with a state of the art monitoring network.

Gosnell, A. S.; Langman, J. W. Jr.; Zahl, H. A.; Miller, D. M.

2002-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Examination of the role of nuclear deterrence in the 21st century: a systems analysis approach  

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Until very recently, an evaluation of US policy regarding deterrence and the role of its nuclear weapons arsenal as a deterrent has been largely absent in the public debate. With President's Obama embrace of a goal of a future world without nuclear weapons, issues of nuclear policy and deterrence have just recently risen to the forefront of policy discussions. The traditional role of US nuclear weapons-to deter the use of nuclear weapons by other states-endures, but is no longer unique nor even predominant. In an increasingly multi-polar world, the US now faces growing risks of nuclear weapons proliferation; the spread of weapons of mass destruction generally to non-state, substate and transnational actors; cyber, space, economic, environmental and resource threats along with the application of numerous other forms of 'soft power' in ways that are inimical to national security and to global stability. What concept of deterrence should the US seek to maintain in the 21st Century? That question remains fluid and central to the current debate. Recently there has been a renewed focusing of attention on the role of US nuclear weapons and a national discussion about what the underlying policy should be. In this environment, both the United States and Russia have committed to drastic reductions in their nuclear arsenals, while still maintaining forces sufficient to ensure unacceptable consequence in response to acts of aggression. Further, the declared nuclear powers have maintained that a limited nuclear arsenal continues to provide insurance against uncertain developments in a changing world. In this environment of US and Russian stockpile reductions, all declared nuclear states have reiterated the central role which nuclear weapons continue to provide for their supreme national security interests. Given this new environment and the challenges of the next several decades, how might the United States structure its policy and forces with regard to nuclear weapons? Many competing objectives have been stated across the spectrum of political, social, and military thought. These objectives include goals of ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, recommitment to further downsizing of the nuclear arsenal, embracing a long-term goal of the elimination of nuclear weapons, limitations on both the production complex and upgrades to nuclear weapons and delivery systems, and controls and constraints to limit proliferation of nuclear materials and weapons, particularly to rogue states and terrorist groups.

Martz, Joseph C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Stevens, Patrice A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Branstetter, Linda [SNL; Hoover, Edward [SNL; O' Brien, Kevin [SNL; Slavin, Adam [SNL; Caswell, David [STANFORD UNIV

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acid Catalysis in Basic Solution: A Supramolecular Host PromotesOrthoformate Hydrolysis  

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Though many enzymes can promote chemical reactions by tuning substrate properties purely through the electrostatic environment of a docking cavity, this strategy has proven challenging to mimic in synthetic host-guest systems. Here we report a highly-charged, water soluble, metal-ligand assembly with a hydrophobic interior cavity that thermodynamically stabilizes protonated substrates and consequently catalyzes the normally acidic hydrolysis of orthoformates in basic solution, with rate accelerations of up to 890-fold. The catalysis reaction obeys Michaelis-Menten kinetics, exhibits competitive inhibition, and the substrate scope displays size selectivity consistent with the constrained binding environment of the molecular host. Synthetic chemists have long endeavored to design host molecules capable of selectively binding slow-reacting substrates and catalyzing their chemical reactions. While synthetic catalysts are often site-specific and require certain properties of the substrate to insure catalysis, enzymes are often able to modify basic properties of the bound substrate such as pK{sub a} in order to enhance reactivity. Two common motifs used by nature to activate otherwise unreactive compounds are the precise arrangement of hydrogen-bonding networks and electrostatic interactions between the substrate and adjacent residues of the protein. Precise arrangement of hydrogen bonding networks near the active sites of proteins can lead to well-tuned pK{sub a}-matching, and can result in pK{sub a} shifts of up to eight units, as shown in bacteriorhodopsin. Similarly, purely electrostatic interactions can greatly favor charged states and have been responsible for pK{sub a} shifts of up to five units for acetoacetate decarboxylase. Attempts have been made to isolate the contributions of electrostatic versus covalent interactions to such pK{sub a} shifts; however this remains a difficult challenge experimentally. This challenge emphasizes the importance of synthesizing host molecules that, like enzyme cavities, can enhance binding of small molecular guests and, in a few cases, catalyze chemical reactions. Supramolecular assemblies with available functional groups have been used to generate solution-state pK{sub a} shifts of up to two pK{sub a} units and to catalyze chemical reactions. Synthetic hosts often rely on hydrogen-bonding or ion-dipole interactions for guest inclusion, and numerous studies have investigated the effects of charge on guest binding affinities in supramolecular host-guest systems. We report here a synthetic supramolecular host assembly that relies exclusively on electrostatic and hydrophobic interactions for thermodynamic stabilization of protonated substrates. As nature has exploited pK{sub a} shifts to activate otherwise unreactive substrates toward catalysis, this stabilization is exploited to promote acid-catalyzed hydrolyses in strongly basic solution.

Pluth, Michael D.; Bergman, Robert G.; Raymond, Kenneth N.

2007-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Globalization and the Texas metropolises: competition and complementarity in the Texas Urban Triangle  

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This dissertation examines relationships between cities, and more specifically the largest Texas cities, and the global economy. Data on headquarters location and corporation sales over a 20-year period (1984-2004) supported the hypothesis that globalization is not homogeneous, regular or unidirectional, but actually showed contrasted phases. Texas cities have been raising in global rankings, due to corporate relocations and, to lesser extent, the growth of local activities. By year 2004, Dallas and Houston ranked among the top-20 headquarters cities measured by corporation sales The Texas Urban Triangle had one of the major global concentrations of oil- and computer-related corporation headquarters; conversely, key sectors like banking, insurance and automotive were not significant. Standardized employment data in major U.S. metropolitan areas was examined through principal components analyses. Overall, larger places showed higher degrees of diversity, and no trend toward economic convergence. The TUT also presented a degree of intra-regional diversity comparable to other urban regions. Findings confirmed the relevance of oil- and information-related activities, along with construction, and weakness of activities linked to finance and corporate management. Traffic and air linkages in Texas cities were contrasted to other American gateways. Dallas and Houston have been major nodes in global air transportation, with very important roles as transit hubs for domestic (the former) and short international (the latter) flights. For long-haul international traffic both cities were second-level American gateways, with Houston mobilizing better connected to Western Europe and Mesoamerica, and Dallas to South America and East Asia. Dallas central location strengthened its role in the domestic market, as the center of one of the five major subsystems in the country and a top gateway in enplanements, number of linkages and connectivity measures. The Texas air travel network hierarchical organization was relatively unbalanced, with two strong nodes at the top, three little-relevant middle nodes, and several very poorly interconnected gateways at the bottom. Finally, the high supply of regional flights between primary destinations, namely Dallas and Houston, resulted in significant effects of time-space convergence. Such effects were only found between highly-connected major gateways, and completely bypassed other places, independently of their size and relative location.

Gavinha, Jose Antonio dos Reis

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Vaccine for Bacterial Kidney Disease in Salmon, 1988 Final Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Bacterial kidney disease of salmonids is a very complex disease which appears to exploit a variety of pathogenic mechanisms. An understanding of these mechanisms is essential to the development of efficacious vaccines. It has become well established from the studies published .in this report and those of others that soluble antigens which are secreted by Renibacterium salmoninarum have toxigenic potential. If they are found to be responsible for mortality, the development of toxoid(s) could be paramount to the production of a vaccine. One must, however, be circumspect in producing a vaccine. A thorough knowledge, not only of the pathogen, but also of the immune system of the host is an absolute requirement. This becomes of particular importance when dealing with fish diseases, since the field of fish immunology is still within its infancy. This lack of knowledge is particularly felt when the induction of a prophylactic immune response concomitantly leads to pathological side effects which may be as destructive as the original infection. Indeed, it appears that some aspects of BKD may be due to the induction of hypersensitivity reactions. If such immunopathologies are expressed, it is prudent to thoroughly evaluate the nature of the immunoprophylaxis to insure that these harmful sequelae do not occur. Evaluation of a variety of antigens, adjuvants, immune responses, and survival data leads us to recommend that attempts at prophylaxis against BKD should center upon the elicitation of cellular immunity utilizing preparations of Mycobacterium chelonii. The choice of this species of mycobacteria was made because of its effectiveness, ease of maintenance and production, and the lack of need for its propagation within containment facilities. These assets are important to consider if large scale vaccine production is to be profitable. As can be seen from the data provided, M. chelonii alone is capable of producing prophylaxis to BKD, however, this is likely due to the induction of non-specific immunity and not to the existence of crossreactive antigens. Therefore, future studies should be devoted to further work on the induction of specific immunoprophylaxis incorporating this agent.

Kaattari, Stephen L.

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Agency datasets monthly list | Data.gov  

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National Beneficiary Survey (NBS) Round 2 A cross-sectional survey of a nationally representative sample of 4,864 social security beneficiaries age 18-64 receiving disability benefits in active pay status as of June 2004. The NBS collects data on: 1. work-relevant characteristics of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries; 2. work-related goals and activities of SSDI and SSI beneficiaries, particularly as they relate to implementation of the Ticket to Work program; and 3. service use, barriers to work, and perceptions about TTW and other SSA programs designed to help beneficiaries with disabilities find and keep jobs. SSA Social Insurance and Human Services 2013-05-08 13:42:31 National Beneficiary Survey (NBS) Round 2 A cross-sectional survey of a nationally representative sample of 4,864 social security beneficiaries age 18-64 receiving disability benefits in active pay status as of June 2004. The NBS collects data on: 1. work-relevant characteristics of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries; 2. work-related goals and activities of SSDI and SSI beneficiaries, particularly as they relate to implementation of the Ticket to Work program; and 3. service use, barriers to work, and perceptions about TTW and other SSA programs designed to help beneficiaries with disabilities find and keep jobs. SSA Social Insurance and Human Services 2013-05-08 13:42:31 National Beneficiary Survey (NBS) Round 1 A cross-sectional survey of a nationally representative sample of 6,520 social security beneficiaries age 18-64 receiving disability benefits in active pay status as of June 2003. The NBS collects data on: 1. work-relevant characteristics of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries; 2. work-related goals and activities of SSDI and SSI beneficiaries, particularly as they relate to implementation of the Ticket to Work program; and 3. service use, barriers to work, and perceptions about TTW and other SSA programs designed to help beneficiaries with disabilities find and keep jobs. SSA Social Insurance and Human Services 2013-05-09 14:43:36

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Compreshensive industry poll sparks ideas on new push for GAS check  

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This paper provides a comprehensive survey of active participants, inactive participants, and non-participants in the GAS Check program which served as the focus of considerable discussion at a recent GAS Check Committee meeting in Oak Brook, Ill. In an effort to encourage greater involvement in the program by marketers and consumers alike, committee members voted to undertake a number of important activities now and in the near future. These actions include: Contacting homeowners' insurance companies (through their national association, if applicable) regarding possible discounts or other incentives that would encourage policyholders to participate in GAS Check. NPGA's desire to obtain insurance company endorsement arose from the finding that many homeowners are simply not interested in the program.

1991-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Energy Technologies Division News  

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old growth in buildings and its possible effects on human health have been in the news for several years while claims against insurance companies for mold and moisture-related problems in buildings have been on the rise, as has mold-related litigation. A recent report by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine has concluded that strong scientific evidence links mold and damp conditions in build-

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Method and apparatus for generating motor current spectra to enhance motor system fault detection  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and circuitry for sampling periodic amplitude modulations in a nonstationary periodic carrier wave to determine frequencies in the amplitude modulations. The method and circuit are described in terms of an improved motor current signature analysis. The method insures that the sampled data set contains an exact whole number of carrier wave cycles by defining the rate at which samples of motor current data are collected. The circuitry insures that a sampled data set containing stationary carrier waves is recreated from the analog motor current signal containing nonstationary carrier waves by conditioning the actual sampling rate to adjust with the frequency variations in the carrier wave. After the sampled data is transformed to the frequency domain via the Discrete Fourier Transform, the frequency distribution in the discrete spectra of those components due to the carrier wave and its harmonics will be minimized so that signals of interest are more easily analyzed.

Linehan, Daniel J. (Knoxville, TN); Bunch, Stanley L. (Oak Ridge, TN); Lyster, Carl T. (Knoxville, TN)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method and apparatus for generating motor current spectra to enhance motor system fault detection  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and circuitry are disclosed for sampling periodic amplitude modulations in a nonstationary periodic carrier wave to determine frequencies in the amplitude modulations. The method and circuit are described in terms of an improved motor current signature analysis. The method insures that the sampled data set contains an exact whole number of carrier wave cycles by defining the rate at which samples of motor current data are collected. The circuitry insures that a sampled data set containing stationary carrier waves is recreated from the analog motor current signal containing nonstationary carrier waves by conditioning the actual sampling rate to adjust with the frequency variations in the carrier wave. After the sampled data is transformed to the frequency domain via the Discrete Fourier Transform, the frequency distribution in the discrete spectra of those components due to the carrier wave and its harmonics will be minimized so that signals of interest are more easily analyzed. 29 figs.

Linehan, D.J.; Bunch, S.L.; Lyster, C.T.

1995-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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41 - 23750 of 28,905 results. 41 - 23750 of 28,905 results. Page Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Initial Enrollment Period http://energy.gov/hc/federal-employees-group-life-insurance-fegli Article Thousands of Students Prepare to Compete in the National Science Bowl Until March 9th, thousands of middle- and high-school students will compete in 120 regional competitions all across the country as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. http://energy.gov/articles/thousands-students-prepare-compete-national-science-bowl Article Energy Department, Treasury Announce Availability of $150 Million in Tax Credits for Clean Energy Manufacturers The U.S. Departments of Energy and the Treasury announced the availability of $150 million in Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits for clean

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73 73 Federal Register / Vol. 67, No. 60 / Thursday, March 28, 2002 / Rules and Regulations referred to in paragraph (g)(1) of this clause is not allowable. (4) The term ''contractor's managerial personnel'' is defined in the Property clause in this contract. (k) The contractor may at its own expense and not as an allowable cost procure for its own protection insurance to compensate the contractor for any unallowable or unreimbursable costs incurred in connection with contract performance. (l) If any suit or action is filed or any claim is made against the contractor, the cost and expense of which may be reimbursable to the contractor under this contract, and the risk of which is then uninsured or is insured for less than the amount claimed, the contractor shall- (1) Immediately notify the contracting

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Benefits Forms and Information | Department of Energy  

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New Employee Orientation » Benefits Forms and New Employee Orientation » Benefits Forms and Information Benefits Forms and Information As a Federal employee, you may have the opportunity to participate in a number of employee benefit and family-friendly programs. If your appointment to Federal employment confers eligibility, you may elect to participate in health, dental, and life insurance programs; retirement savings plans; flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; and vacation and sick leave. In addition, there are a number of family-friendly programs that the Department of Energy (DOE) offers its employees, such as alternative work schedules, flexiplace/telecommuting, transit subsidy, child development centers, and exercise and wellness facilities. The employment forms found in this section collect important and necessary

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Control of Gas Tungsten Arc welding pool shape by trace element addition to the weld pool  

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An improved process for Gas Tungsten Arc welding maximizes the depth/width ratio of the weld pool by adding a sufficient amount of a surface active element to insure inward fluid flow, resulting in deep, narrow welds. The process is especially useful to eliminate variable weld penetration and shape in GTA welding of steels and stainless steels, particularly by using a sulfur-doped weld wire in a cold wire feed technique.

Heiple, C.R.; Burgardt, P.

1984-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Hybrid  

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Alternative Fuel Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Insurance Discount to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Insurance Discount on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Insurance Discount on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Insurance Discount on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Insurance Discount on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Insurance Discount on Digg

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Holistic Impacts of Combustion Modifications on Emissions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The operation, availability, and electricity generation costs for coal-fired boilers are strongly impacted by emissions rates and associated regulations. Many stand-alone control technologies are currently being utilized to insure that emissions limits are consistently met. However, boiler-specific operational parameters strongly impact emissions, and in turn affect the selection and operation of control technologies. As a result, boiler operation must be included in a holistic approach for meeting ...

2012-11-16T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE - Safety of Radioactive Material Transportation  

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What are the requirements? What are the requirements? Safety Record Radioactive material has been shipped in the U. S. for more than 50 years with no occurrences of death or serious injury from exposure of the contents of these shipments. Hazardous Material Shipments for 1 Year Internationally 300 million United States 3 million DOE <1% or 5,000 (out of 3 million) [U.S. DOE NTP, 1999, Transporting Radioactive Materials] All radioactive shipments are regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Since transport accidents cannot be prevented, the regulations are primarily designed to: Insure safety in routine handling situations for minimally hazardous material Insure integrity under all circumstances for highly dangerous materials

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Application of Micro-segmentation Algorithms to the Healthcare Market:A Case Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We draw inspiration from the recent success of loyalty programs and targeted personalized market campaigns of retail companies such as Kroger, Netflix, etc. to understand beneficiary behaviors in the healthcare system. Our posit is that we can emulate the financial success the companies have achieved by better understanding and predicting customer behaviors and translating such success to healthcare operations. Towards that goal, we survey current practices in market micro-segmentation research and analyze health insurance claims data using those algorithms. We present results and insights from micro-segmentation of the beneficiaries using different techniques and discuss how the interpretation can assist with matching the cost-effective insurance payment models to the beneficiary micro-segments.

Sukumar, Sreenivas R [ORNL; Aline, Frank [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Need for tighter controls over fuel purchased by the Postal Service  

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The US Postal Service uses nearly 90 million gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel each year. In fiscal year 1980, the cost of this fuel was expected to be $100 million, and the cost will increase as fuel prices continue to rise. This GAO study finds that the Service needs to change the way it controls fuel. To reduce the susceptibility to fraud, abuse, and waste in the procurement and use of fuel, GAO recommends that the Postmaster General vigorously enforce procedures for verifying fuel deliveries, including maintaining verification records for independent audit; initiate a program to test the quality of fuel received; insure that guidelines for bulk-tank security are followed at all facilities; insure that all fuel dispensed from bulk fuel tanks is accounted for; require drivers to obtain receipts from commercial service stations or record fuel and oil purchases on documents controlled by the Postal Service; and obtain better data on the use of fuel by vehicle drivers.

Staats, E.B.

1980-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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CHRG Staff  

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Contractor Human Resources Staff Contractor Human Resources Staff Lisa Carter, Team Leader Lisa B. Carter, Team Leader (865) 576-0141 CarterLB@oro.doe.gov As Team Leader of the Contractor Human Resource Group (CHRG), the Team Leader develops and administers through the Contractor Human Resource Specialists in CHRG, the Department of Energy (DOE) and Oak Ridge Office (ORO) Contractor Human Resources programs and policies. Major Human Resources subject areas include: Compensation (contractor wage and salary policies) and benefits (such as group insurance, paid time off, etc.), pension/retirement/savings programs, liability insurance/risk management, human reliability programs, labor relations, labor standards (minimum wage laws, such as Service Contract Act, Davis-Bacon Act, etc.), work force planning and restructuring, work force diversity, and Human Resources (HR) performance metrics and contractor appraisals.

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Participant Obligations | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Participant Participant Obligations Community College Internships (CCI) CCI Home Eligibility Benefits Participant Obligations How to Apply Key Dates Frequently Asked Questions Contact WDTS Home Participant Obligations Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page The CCI program is intended to support the intellectual and professional development of students who have the desire to be involved in an intensive technical training experience. Selected students have the following program obligations: Must have proof of coverage under a health insurance plan for the duration of their internship. It is the responsibility of each participant to secure insurance coverage before arriving at the appointment site. Must complete the full 10-week program. Students should expect to spend approximately 40 hours a week working on their projects or

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Participant Obligations | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Participant Participant Obligations Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) SULI Home Eligibility Benefits Participant Obligations How to Apply Key Dates Frequently Asked Questions Contact WDTS Home Participant Obligations Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page The SULI program is intended to support the intellectual and professional development of students who have the desire to be involved in an intensive scientific research experience. Selected students have the following program obligations: Must have proof of coverage under a health insurance plan for the duration of their internship. It is the responsibility of each participant to secure insurance coverage before arriving at the appointment site. Must complete the full 10- or 16-week program. Students should

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Ag  

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Letter from John L. Quattrocchi, Senior Vice President, Under- writing, American Nuclear Insurers to Omer F. Brown, II, Har- man & Wilmot, L.L.P., dated January 21, 1998; Attachment B to Comments filed by Energy Contractor Price- Anderson Group. Town Center, Suite 300S/ 29 South Main Street/ West Hartford, CT 06107-2430/ (860) 561-3433 - FAX (860) 561-4655 [Logo and Letterhead: AMERICAN NUCLEAR INSURERS UNDERWRITING DEPARTMENT, John L. Quattrocchi, Senior Vice President] January 21, 1998 Mr. Omer F. Brown, II Harmon & Wilmot, L.L.P. 1010 Vermont Avenue, N.W. Suite 810 Washington, D.C. 20005 Re: DOE Notice of Inquiry Dear Mr. Brown: On December 31, 1997, the DOE published in the Federal Register a Notice of Inquiry concerning the preparation of its Report to Congress on the renewal of Price-Anderson. One of the DOE's questions

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VGLI Coverage Amount by State as of April 30, 2012 | Data.gov  

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VGLI Coverage Amount by State as of April 30, 2012 VGLI Coverage Amount by State as of April 30, 2012 Consumer Data Apps Challenges Resources About Blogs Let's Talk Feedback Consumer You are here Data.gov » Communities » Consumer » Data VGLI Coverage Amount by State as of April 30, 2012 Dataset Summary Description Provides the amount of Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) coverage by state. This report provides a snapshot of the amount of VGLI coverage as of April 30, 2012. For members who reside outside the United States, coverage is not identified by individual country. The total amount of coverage was captured to ensure 100% of the population was identified in the report. Tags {Benefits,Insurance,(State,County,etc.)} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet Ease of Access

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Federal Employee Dental and Vision Plan (FEDVIP) | Department of Energy  

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Dental and Vision Plan (FEDVIP) Dental and Vision Plan (FEDVIP) Federal Employee Dental and Vision Plan (FEDVIP) The Federal Employee Dental and Vision Benefits Enhancement Act of 2004 provided OPM the opportunity to establish arrangements under which supplemental dental and vision benefits are made available to Federal employees, retirees, and their dependents. Dental and vision benefits are available to eligible Federal and Postal employees, retirees, and their eligible family members on an enrollee-pay-all basis. This Program allows dental insurance and vision insurance to be purchased on a group basis which means competitive premiums and no pre-existing condition limitations. Premiums for enrolled Federal and Postal employees are withheld from salary on a pre-tax basis. Enrollment takes place during the annual Federal Benefits Open Season in