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Multi-Decision-Makers Equalizer: A Multiobjective Decision Support System for Multiple Decision-Makers  

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In this paper we present a decision support system that helps to solve multiobjective decision problems considering a multi decision-makers framework. By an iterative procedure this system looks for a single s...

Patricia Jaramillo; Ricardo A. Smith; JoaquÍn Andréu

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Procuring Solar Energy: A Guide for Federal Facility Decision Makers  

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Procuring Solar Energy: A Guide for Federal Facility Decision Makers SEPTEMBER 2010 Solar Energy: www.ntis.gov/help/ordermethods.aspx PROCURING SOLAR ENERGY: A GUIDE FOR FEDERAL FACILITY DECISION MAKERS #12;September 2010 3 Procuring Solar Energy: A Guide for Federal Facility Decision Makers Blaise

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Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers Agency/Company /Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Biomass Topics: Implementation, Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual, Lessons learned/best practices Website: esa.un.org/un-energy/pdf/susdev.Biofuels.FAO.pdf References: Sustainable Bioenergy: A Framework for Decision Makers[1] "In this publication, UN-Energy seeks to structure an approach to the current discussion on bioenergy, it is the contribution of the UN system to the issues that need further attention, analysis and valuation, so that

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The Energy Policy Pyramid - A Hierarchal Tool for Decision Makers  

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often fail to account for all costs of fuel choices. The cost and benefit of the alternative in both an energy accounting system based on Btus (Joules) as well as pollution and other benefits must be considered. In this decade, hydrogen has been...THE ENERGY POLICY PYRAMID – A HIERARCHAL TOOL FOR DECISION MAKERS ROBIN K. VIEIRA, DIRECTOR, BRD DIV. , FLORIDA SOLAR ENERGY CENTER, COCOA, FL ABSTRACT Policies of dealing with energy programs are often misdirected. Decision makers...

Vieira, R. K.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Energy Data for Decision Makers  

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Energy Data for Decision Makers Energy Data for Decision Makers The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is home to a wealth of data and tools that can be linked together to derive knowledge and expand decision-making capabilities. Our platform links energy communities and decision makers such as policymakers, researchers, technology investors, venture capitalists, and market professionals - with valuable energy data, information, analyses, tools, images, maps, and other resources. Cover of the Renewable Energy Data Book. Cover of the Renewable Energy Data Book. Cover of the Power Technologies Energy Data Book. Cover of the Renewable Energy Data Book. A map visually representing state and congressional funding in the U.S by state. A screenshot of the 20% Wind Energy 2030 website.

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers  

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers Edited by Joan SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS PART 4: POLICY AND SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION Part 4: Policy and Sustainable Transportation We have explored and compared advanced vehicle and fuel pathways and imagined

California at Davis, University of

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers  

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers Edited by Joan://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/>. For information on commercial licensing, contact copyright@ucdavis.edu. #12;171 SUSTAINABLE that has been done so far comparing the sustainability of different fuel/vehicle pathways along these lines

California at Davis, University of

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers  

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers Edited by Joan Ogden and Lorraine Anderson #12;Institute of Transportation Studies University of California, Davis One TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS PART 3 CHAPTER 10: OPTIMIZING THE TRANSPORTATION CLIMATE MITIGATION WEDGE Chapter

California at Davis, University of

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers  

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers Edited by Joan Ogden and Lorraine Anderson #12;Institute of Transportation Studies University of California, Davis One TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS PART 3: SCENARIOS FOR A LOW-CARBON TRANSPORTATION FUTURE PART 3 Part 3: Scenarios

California at Davis, University of

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Procuring Fuel Cells for Stationary Power: A Guide for Federal Decision Makers  

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Presentation slides from the May 8, 2012, Fuel Cell Technologies Program webinar, Procuring Fuel Cells for Stationary Power: A Guide for Federal Facility Decision Makers.

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Webinar: Procuring Fuel Cells for Stationary Power: A Guide for Federal Facility Decision Makers  

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Video recording and text version of the webinar titled, Procuring Fuel Cells for Stationary Power: A Guide for Federal Facility Decision Makers, originally presented on May 8, 2012.

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers  

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generally is linear, static, highly simplified, and tightly circumscribed, and the real world, which LCA, analysts, policy makers, and the public began to worry that burning coal, oil, and gas would affect the global climate. Interest in alternative transportation fuels, which had subsided with the low oil prices

California at Davis, University of

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Learning environment simulator: a tool for local decision makers and first responders  

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The National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC) has developed a prototype learning environment simulator (LES) based on the Critical Infrastructure Protection Decision Support System (CIPDSS) infrastructure and scenario models. The LES is designed to engage decision makers at the grass-roots level (local/city/state) to deepen their understanding of an evolving crisis, enhance their intuition and allow them to test their own strategies for events before they occur. An initial version is being developed, centered on a pandemic influenza outbreak and has been successfully tested with a group of hospital administrators and first responders. LES is not a predictive tool but rather a simulated environment allowing the user to experience the complexities of a crisis before it happens. Users can contrast various approaches to the crisis, competing with alternative strategies of their own or other participants. LES is designed to assist decision makers in making informed choices by functionally representing relevant scenarios before they occur, including impacts to critical infrastructures with their interdependencies, and estimating human health & safety and economic impacts. In this paper a brief overview of the underlying models are given followed by a description of the LES, its interface and usage and an overview of the experience testing LES with a group of hospital administrators and first responders. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of the work remaining to make LES operational.

Leclaire, Rene J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hirsch, Gary B [CLE, INCORPORATED

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Benefits of Collaboration and Diversity in Teams of Categorically-Thinking Decision Makers  

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Benefits of Collaboration and Diversity in Teams of Categorically-Thinking Decision Makers Joong diverse quantizers and collaborating on the design of their decision rules. In this paper, the benefits of diversity and collaboration in binary hypothesis testing are discussed. A set of N diverse K

Goyal, Vivek K

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Procuring Fuel Cells for Stationary Power: A Guide for Federal Facility Decision Makers  

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Procuring Fuel Cells for Stationary Power: Procuring Fuel Cells for Stationary Power: A Guide for Federal Facility Decision Makers OCTOBER 2011 Fuel Cell Technologies Program Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2 October 2011 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily

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Solar energy trial in Folovhodwe South Africa: Lessons for policy and decision-makers  

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In Mutale Local Authority of South Africa, a photovoltaic pilot project was commissioned to provide off-grid electricity to 582 households residing in Folovhodwe village. The aim was to try a renewable source of energy supply in a rural settlement area. The Beneficiaries Assessment method was used to assess the problems of the implementation and operation of the solar energy project in Folovhodwe. The project initiators did not realize that there would be the problem of the sustainable implementation of the project. The problem of sustainability was related to the inadequate definition of the role of each stakeholder. For example the end users were not taught how to properly operate and repair faulty equipment because it was not built into the planning and implementation stages of the project. Skill acquisition through capacity building for the end users can promote the sustainability of the project on a long-term basis. In Folovhodwe, improper planning and implementation of the project was responsible for the failure of the project. The project initiators did not foresee the problem of theft of materials, problems related to the procurement of spare parts and who would bear the cost of maintenance of the facilities. The failure of the project was also related to the inability of the policy makers to tackle the question of the role that each stakeholder should play to ensure the success of the project in a rural setting. The suggestion to policy and decision-makers is that pilot projects with relatively new technology input in a rural area should reconsider the importance of culture, capacity development and the level of income of the end users at the initial planning stage and implementation.

P. Bikam; D.J. Mulaudzi

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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INEEL/EXT-04-02506 2 Decision-Makers' Forum on a Unified Strategy for Nuclear Energy  

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INEEL/EXT-04-02506 #12;2 Decision-Makers' Forum on a Unified Strategy for Nuclear Energy The Need deliver new nuclear energy systems and reestablish U.S. leadership in nuclear energy development, or imperatives. Each imperative contributes to answer the following question: To advance nuclear energy

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Is there a role for physician involvement in introducing research to surrogate decision makers in the intensive care unit? (The Approach trial: a pilot mixed methods study)  

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To assess the feasibility of conducting a randomized trial comparing two strategies [physician (MD) vs. non-physician (non-MD)] for approaching substitute decision makers (SDMs) for research and to evaluate SD...

K. E. A. Burns; L. Rizvi; O. M. Smith; Y. Lee; J. Lee; M. Wang…

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Symposium Overview Many decision makers need climate information at the regional and local levels to address  

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by climate change, include changes in the frequency and intensity of extreme events, sea level rise, such as bio-fuel production, carbon sequestration, and new markets for green information and technologies, Gainesville, FL, USA Plenary Sessions Experts from around the world will be invited to address the following

Jawitz, James W.

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Procuring Solar Energy: A Guide for Federal Facility Decision Makers, Solar Screening Evaluation Checklist, September 2010  

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This guide presents an overview of the process for successfully planning for and installing solar technology on a federal site. It is specifically targeted to managers of federal buildings and sites, contracting officers, energy and sustainability officers, and regional procurement managers. The solar project process is outlined in a concise, easy-to-understand, step-by-step format. Information includes a brief overview of legislation and executive orders related to renewable energy and the compelling reasons for implementing a solar project on a federal site. It also includes how to assess a facility to identify the best solar installation site, project recommendations and considerations to help avoid unforeseen issues, and guidance on financing and contracting options. Case studies with descriptions of successful solar deployments across multiple agencies are presented. In addition, detailed information and sample documents for specific tasks are referenced with Web links or included in the appendixes. The guide concentrates on distributed solar generation and not large, centralized solar energy generation.

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The IT Energy Efficiency Imperative A white paper for decision makers on the urgency and benefits of embracing IT energy efficiency principles and practices  

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The IT Energy Efficiency Imperative A white paper for decision makers on the urgency and benefits of embracing IT energy efficiency principles and practices #12;The IT Energy Efficiency Imperative Mark Aggar | June 2011 www.microsoft.com/environment tt #12;The IT Energy Efficiency Imperative 3 4 5 6 3 4 5 6

Narasayya, Vivek

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Market assessment for active solar heating and cooling products. Category B: a survey of decision-makers in the HVAC marketplace. Final report  

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A comprehensive evaluation of the market for solar heating and cooling products for new and retrofit markets is reported. The emphasis is on the analysis of solar knowledge among HVAC decision makers and a comprehensive evaluation of their solar attitudes and behavior. The data from each of the following sectors are described and analyzed: residential consumers, organizational and manufacturing buildings, HVAC engineers and architects, builders/developers, and commercial/institutional segments. (MHR)

None

1980-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A decision support system prototype including human factors based on the TOGA meta-theory approach  

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The human contribution to the risk of operation of complex technological systems is often not negligible and sometimes tends to become significant, as shown by many reports on incidents and accidents occurred in the past inside Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). An error of a human operator of a NPP can derive by both omission and commission. For instance, complex commission errors can also lead to significant catastrophic technological accidents, as for the case of the Three Mile Island accident. Typically, the problem is analyzed by focusing on the single event chain that has provoked the incident or accident. What is needed is a general framework able to include as many parameters as possible, i.e. both technological and human factors. Such a general model could allow to envisage an omission or commission error before it can happen or, alternatively, suggest preferred actions to do in order to take countermeasures to neutralize the effect of the error before it becomes critical. In this paper, a preliminary Decision Support System (DSS) based on the so-called (-) TOGA meta-theory approach is presented. The application of such a theory to the management of nuclear power plants has been presented in the previous ICAPP 2011. Here, a human factor simulator prototype is proposed in order to include the effect of human errors in the decision path. The DSS has been developed using a TRIGA research reactor as reference plant, and implemented using the LabVIEW programming environment and the Finite State Machine (FSM) model The proposed DSS shows how to apply the Universal Reasoning Paradigm (URP) and the Universal Management Paradigm (UMP) to a real plant context. The DSS receives inputs from instrumentation data and gives as output a suggested decision. It is obtained as the result of an internal elaborating process based on a performance function. The latter, describes the degree of satisfaction and efficiency, which are dependent on the level of responsibility related to each professional role. As an application, we present the simulation of the discussed error, e.g. the unchecked extraction of the control rods during a power variation maneuver and we show how the effect of human errors can affect the performance function, giving rise to different countermeasures which could call different operator figures into play, potentially not envisaged in the standard procedure. (authors)

Cappelli, M.; Memmi, F. [UTFISST, ENEA Casaccia, via Anguillarese 301, Rome (Italy); Gadomski, A. M. [ECONA, Centro Interuniv. Elaborazione Cognitiva Sistemi Naturali e Artificiali, via dei Marsi 47, Rome (Italy); Sepielli, M. [UTFISST, ENEA Casaccia, via Anguillarese 301, Rome (Italy)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The public as a decision maker  

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Opinions regarding the policy implications of greenhouse warming are presented in this paper by the director of the National Academy of Science. In particular, the influence of public opinion on government policy is discussed. It is proposed that the public is sending inconsistent messages to policymakers by expressing concern regarding global warming without taking individual action to reduce energy consumption. Individual and governmental actions which could be taken to reduce energy consumption are identified.

Coppock, R. [National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Participation in crisis decision making  

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that included: departmental secretaries, under secretaries, military officers, and presidential staff. Actions that these indi- viduals pursued that were classified as participation in crisis decision making included: meeting attendance, presenting policy... positions, presenting alternative courses of action, and informing other decision makers of the nature oi a crisis. The data suggest that various patterns of participation occur in different types of crises, and that actors may tend to participate more...

Marsico, Dale Joseph

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manhattan Project: A Tentative Decision to Build the Bomb<!--Include title  

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President Franklin Roosevelt's note to Vannevar Bush giving Bush the tentative go-ahead to build the atomic bomb. A TENTATIVE DECISION TO BUILD THE BOMB President Franklin Roosevelt's note to Vannevar Bush giving Bush the tentative go-ahead to build the atomic bomb. A TENTATIVE DECISION TO BUILD THE BOMB Washington, D.C.(1941-1942) Events > Early Government Support, 1939-1942 Einstein's Letter, 1939 Early Uranium Research, 1939-1941 Piles and Plutonium, 1939-1941 Reorganization and Acceleration, 1940-1941 The MAUD Report, 1941 A Tentative Decision to Build the Bomb, 1941-1942 Vannevar Bush moved swiftly to take advantage of the positive MAUD Report. Without waiting for Arthur Compton's latest committee to finish its work confirming the MAUD Committee's conclusions, Bush on October 9, 1941, met with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Vice President Henry A. Wallace (who had been briefed on uranium research in July). Bush summarized the British findings, discussed cost and duration of a bomb project, and emphasized the uncertainty of the situation. He also received the President's permission to explore construction needs with the Army. Roosevelt instructed him to move as quickly as possible but not to go beyond research and development. Bush, then, was to find out if a bomb could be built and at what cost but not to proceed to the production stage without further presidential authorization. Roosevelt indicated that he could find a way to finance the project and asked Bush to draft a letter so that the British government could be approached "at the top.

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CHEMICAL MAKERS INVEST IN SOLAR  

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CHEMICAL MAKERS INVEST IN SOLAR ... CAPACITY BOOST: New projects target raw materials and research ... The projects will increase capacity and advance research for chemical components of both traditional polysilicon solar cells and newer thin-film modules. ...

MELODY VOITH

2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effects of Elite Decision Making  

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focuses on two groups of decision makers, candidates running for office and public managers, and the effect of their decisions on the electorate and organization, respectively. The dissertation explores the impact of candidates' decisions regarding...

Johansen, Morgen S.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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The marketing programme includes an all-important introduction to man-agement decision-making, as well as a set of business functions. Market-  

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The marketing programme includes an all-important introduction to man- agement decision-making, as well as a set of business functions. Market- ing is indispensable in top management's choice of markets to each of the following marketing policy areas: innovation and channel management, product/market

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An evidential game theory framework in multi-criteria decision making process  

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Abstract Multi-criteria decision making process is a widely concerned issue. In traditional studies, it is assumed that a decision maker’s behaviors are not affected by others. However, competitive environment is more general in real world where everybody maximizes his benefits and each people is inevitably influenced by others’ behaviors. In this paper, an evidential game theory framework is proposed in order to address the multi-criteria decision making process in the competitive environment. The proposed framework includes five stages, namely game analysis, decision-making analysis, strategies evaluations, fusion of evaluations, decision based on equilibrium, respectively. Within the proposed framework, a representation form of uncertain information called belief structure derived from Dempster–Shafer theory is employed to model the uncertainty involving experts’ subjective evaluations. The game theory is used to find the optimal combination of strategies in the interactive decision situations. The application of the proposed evidential game theory framework is given by an illustrative example.

Xinyang Deng; Xi Zheng; Xiaoyan Su; Felix T.S. Chan; Yong Hu; Rehan Sadiq; Yong Deng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Corrective Action Decision Document for Corrective Action Unit 204: Storage Bunkers, Nevada Test Site, Nevada: Revision 0, Including Errata Sheet  

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This Corrective Action Decision Document identifies the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office's corrective action alternative recommendation for each of the corrective action sites (CASs) within Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 204: Storage Bunkers, Nevada Test Site (NTS), Nevada, under the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order. An evaluation of analytical data from the corrective action investigation, review of current and future operations at each CAS, and a detailed comparative analysis of potential corrective action alternatives were used to determine the appropriate corrective action for each CAS. There are six CASs in CAU 204, which are all located between Areas 1, 2, 3, and 5 on the NTS. The No Further Action alternative was recommended for CASs 01-34-01, 02-34-01, 03-34-01, and 05-99-02; and a Closure in Place with Administrative Controls recommendation was the preferred corrective action for CASs 05-18-02 and 05-33-01. These alternatives were judged to meet all requirements for the technical components evaluated as well as applicable state and federal regulations for closure of the sites and will eliminate potential future exposure pathways to the contaminated media at CAU 204.

U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers  

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production plant, processing them to produce transportation fuels, providing refueling sites, and delivering has developed over a century, encompassing worldwide oil exploration and production, long

California at Davis, University of

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WWA works collaboratively with decision makers and stakeholders to  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

planning in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, and is a joint effort of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the Earth System Research of the impacts of climate change in the Western United States. The Intermountain West contains much of the nation

Colorado at Boulder, University of

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers  

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vehicles, and electric-drive battery and fuel cell-powered vehicles. We present the results of our is a conventional vehicle marketed in 2007. Technologies we compared are advanced, higher-efficiency engines, hybrid-electric directed toward projecting the performance of vehicles using various advanced power train technologies have

California at Davis, University of

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers  

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interest is technical and economic assessment of new energy technologies, especially in the areas in transportation and stationary power production. She has served on California state committees on hydrogen and on California's greenhouse gas regulation AB 32, the U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Technical Advisory

California at Davis, University of

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers  

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for conventional crude oil are rising, and direct substitutes for petroleum (such as unconventional oil from oil shale and tar sands) face economic, technical, and environmental challenges. Direct combustion of fossil

California at Davis, University of

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers  

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individual meetings. UC Davis researchers and students benefited greatly from these valuable interactions. We The authors would like to thank Quinn Hart, Peter Tittmann, and Colin Murphy (UC Davis), Richard Nelson (UC Davis) for helping develop our understanding in many useful discussions. Chapter 2: The Plug

California at Davis, University of

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers  

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consumption), and fuel carbon intensity. We can estimate transportation GHG emissions by plugging these four of the total human population (P) and transport intensity (T). The amount of carbon emitted per mile of transport is a product of energy intensity (E) and carbon intensity (C). By working out this equation

California at Davis, University of

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers  

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. The fuels du jour in the 1980s and 1990s were coal liquids, methanol, compressed and liquefied natural gas

California at Davis, University of

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ENERGY PATHWAYS A Research Summary for Decision Makers  

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of our alternative fuel / advanced vehicle pathways. Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ENERGY PATHWAYS CHAPTER 6: COMPARING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS PART 2 radiative forcing is computed. When. (Note that researchers generally distinguish emissions related to the life cycle of fuels and energy

California at Davis, University of

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Manipulating decision making of typical agents  

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We investigate how the choice of decision makers can be varied under the presence of risk and uncertainty. Our analysis is based on the approach we have previously applied to individual decision makers, which we now generalize to the case of decision makers that are members of a society. The approach employs the mathematical techniques that are common in quantum theory, justifying our naming as Quantum Decision Theory. However, we do not assume that decision makers are quantum objects. The techniques of quantum theory are needed only for defining the prospect probabilities taking into account such hidden variables as behavioral biases and other subconscious feelings. The approach describes an agent's choice as a probabilistic event occurring with a probability that is the sum of a utility factor and of an attraction factor. The attraction factor embodies subjective and unconscious dimensions in the mind of the decision maker. We show that the typical aggregate amplitude of the attraction factor is $1/4$, and ...

Yukalov, V I

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implications of the KONVERGENCE Model for Difficult Cleanup Decisions  

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Abstract—Some cleanup decisions, such as cleanup of intractable contaminated sites or disposal of spent nuclear fuel, have proven difficult to make. Such decisions face high resistance to agreement from stakeholders possibly because they do not trust the decision makers, view the consequences of being wrong as too high, etc. Our project’s goal is to improve sciencebased cleanup decision-making. This includes diagnosing intractable situations, as a step to identifying a path toward sustainable solutions. Companion papers describe the underlying philosophy of the KONVERGENCE Model for Sustainable Decisions,1 and the overall framework and process steps.2 Where knowledge, values, and resources converge (the K, V, and R in KONVERGENCE), you will find a sustainable decision – a decision that works over time. For intractable cases, serious consideration of the adaptable class of alternatives is warranted – if properly implemented and packaged.

Piet, Steven James; Dakins, Maxine Ellen; Gibson, Patrick Lavern; Joe, Jeffrey Clark; Kerr, Thomas A; Nitschke, Robert Leon

2002-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

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EFFECTS OF OIL ON MARINE ECOSYSTEMS: A REVIEW FOR ADMINISTRATORS AND POLICY MAKERS  

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EFFECTS OF OIL ON MARINE ECOSYSTEMS: A REVIEW FOR ADMINISTRATORS AND POLICY MAKERS DALE R. EVANS1 is reviewed. The focus is on studies on crude oil. and the results are discussed with the purpose of providing in decisions concerning petroleum developments and related activities. The characteristics ofcrude oil

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Understanding the Climate-Sensitive Decisions and Information Needs of Freshwater Resource Managers in Hawaii  

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Understanding how climate science can be useful in decisions about the management of freshwater resources requires knowledge of decision makers, their climate-sensitive decisions, and the context in which the decisions are being made. A mixed-...

Melissa L. Finucane; Rachel Miller; L. Kati Corlew; Victoria W. Keener; Maxine Burkett; Zena Grecni

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Algorithmic Decision Theory and Risk-based Decision Making in the  

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1 Algorithmic Decision Theory and Risk-based Decision Making in the Maritime Environment Fred S. Roberts Director of CCICADA Rutgers University #12;2 Algorithmic Decision Theory ·Today's decision makers speeds and quantities 2 #12;3 Algorithmic Decision Theory ·These tools and resources will enable better

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Covered Product Category: Air-Cooled Ice Makers | Department of Energy  

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Ice Makers Ice Makers Covered Product Category: Air-Cooled Ice Makers October 7, 2013 - 11:09am Addthis ENERGY STAR Qualified Products FEMP provides acquisition guidance and Federal efficiency requirements across a variety of product categories, including air-cooled ice makers, which are covered by the ENERGY STAR® program. Federal laws and executive orders mandate that agencies meet these efficiency requirements in all procurement and acquisition actions that are not specifically exempted by law. Manufacturers display the ENERGY STAR label on complying models. Check the qualified products list maintained on the ENERGY STAR website to see if a model is ENERGY STAR-qualified. Meeting Energy Efficiency Requirements for Air-Cooled Ice Makers For the most up-to-date efficiency levels required for this product

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Pioneering battery maker files for bankruptcy  

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... Ultimately, the fate of US battery makers will remain tied to that of the electric car itself. And for now, no battery technology can compete cost-wise with the internal ... cost-wise with the internal combustion engine. “The outlook in the near future for electric cars does not look that promising,” says Daniel Scherson, an electrochemist at Case Western ...

Devin Powell

2012-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Making Under Conditions of Uncertainty: Experimental Assessment of Decision Models  

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designed to enable researchers to examine the ways decision makers choose from among three categories of antiterrorism technologies or do nothing under different conditions of certainty and framing. THEORETICAL FOUNDATION The poliheuristic theory... of decision making was used as the basis for the study. The poliheuristic theory incorporates the conditions surrounding policy decisions, as well as the cognitive processes associated with these surroundings. It posits that decision makers employ a two...

Vedlitz, Arnold; Mintz, Alex; Redd, Steven B.; Liu, Xinsheng; Alston, Letitia T.

2013-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum Decision Theory  

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We argue that, contrary to conventional wisdom, decision theory is not invariant to the physical environment in which a decision is made. Specifically, we show that a decision maker (DM) with access to quantum information resources may be able to do strictly better than a DM with access only to classical information resources. In this respect, our findings are somewhat akin to those in computer science that have established the superiority of quantum over classical algorithms for certain problems. We treat three kinds of decision tree (Kuhn [1950], [1953]): Kuhn trees in which the DM does or does not have perfect recall, and non-Kuhn trees.

Adam Brandenburger; Pierfrancesco La Mura

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manipulating decision making of typical agents  

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We investigate how the choice of decision makers can be varied under the presence of risk and uncertainty. Our analysis is based on the approach we have previously applied to individual decision makers, which we now generalize to the case of decision makers that are members of a society. The approach employs the mathematical techniques that are common in quantum theory, justifying our naming as Quantum Decision Theory. However, we do not assume that decision makers are quantum objects. The techniques of quantum theory are needed only for defining the prospect probabilities taking into account such hidden variables as behavioral biases and other subconscious feelings. The approach describes an agent's choice as a probabilistic event occurring with a probability that is the sum of a utility factor and of an attraction factor. The attraction factor embodies subjective and unconscious dimensions in the mind of the decision maker. We show that the typical aggregate amplitude of the attraction factor is $1/4$, and it can be either positive or negative depending on the relative attraction of the competing choices. The most efficient way of varying the decision makers choice is realized by influencing the attraction factor. This can be done in two ways. One method is to arrange in a special manner the payoff weights, which induces the required changes of the values of attraction factors. We show that a slight variation of the payoff weights can invert the sign of the attraction factors and reverse the decision preferences, even when the prospect utilities remain unchanged. The second method of influencing the decision makers choice is by providing information to decision makers. The methods of influencing decision making are illustrated by several experiments, whose outcomes are compared quantitatively with the predictions of our approach.

V. I. Yukalov; D. Sornette

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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A tunable algorithm for collective decision-making  

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...can rise markedly with its energy budget (17), and a decision-maker's relative valuation of speed and accuracy...use different behavioral tools, their collective decision...brood-rearing, and food storage at their nest. Because...

Stephen C. Pratt; David J. T. Sumpter

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decentralized Decision-making and Protocol Design for Recycled ...  

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by a single decision maker to optimize the total system performance. ..... Net selling price offered per standard unit of material to downstream site j;. ( ) ..... previous price actions and determines its best move in price decision based on its own ...

ihong

2006-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Energy Codes Resource Guide for Policy Makers | Building Energy  

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Guide for Policy Makers Guide for Policy Makers This guide provides key information to policy makers on energy codes and standards and offers guidance on how policy makers can support the creation of statewide energy efficiency goals and standards. In addition, this guide instructs policy makers on how they can: Encourage the adoption of statewide codes. Establish energy code awareness programs. Support enforcement of and compliance with energy codes. Participate in the development of model codes and standards. Determine the viability of the new code. Publication Date: Friday, June 24, 2011 BECP_Policy_Maker_Resource Guide_June2011_v00_lores.pdf BECP_Policy_Maker_Resource Guide_June2011_v00_hires.pdf Document Details Last Name: Britt Initials: M Affiliation: PNNL Document Number: PNNL-81023

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: BinMaker Pro  

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BinMaker Pro BinMaker Pro BinMaker Pro logo. Creates summaries of U.S. hourly weather data for 239 cities. BinMaker PRO exports the resulting electronic files for use in spreadsheets, or other computer analysis programs. BinMaker PRO provides the following five functions: BIN summaries by dry bulb temperature or by wet bulb temperature, humidity ration or wind speed. It creates accurate summaries by the choice of four primary variables. Mean coincident values for any of the other three variables (plus enthalpy) are also calculated when requested by user. User may also define a specific operating schedule rather than summarizing all 8760 hours of the year. Ventilation Load BIN Summaries. When a user defines a space-neutral temperature and humidity, BinMaker PRO automatically calculates the

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Evaluation of information bundles in engineering decisions  

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problems. In static insurance decisions, we analyze the case where the decision maker gathers information about the severity of the risk events and perform ranking of information bundles in a speci?c class. In dynamic insurance problems, we make a...

Bakir, Niyazi Onur

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and analysis of affective influences on human experience, prediction, decision making, and behavior  

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Subjective and affective elements are well-known to influence human decision making. This dissertation presents a theoretical and empirical framework on how human decision makers' subjective experience and affective ...

Ahn, Hyungil, 1976-

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CLA Transfer Admission Decision Overview: Transfer students are considered for admission based on an individual review of their complete application, including the following  

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on an individual review of their complete application, including the following key factors: grades, such as grade point average (GPA), grade trends, prerequisite course grades and completion patterns, high school Undergraduate Catalog by visiting www.catalogs.umn.edu/ug/cla/index.html. Transfer admission to CLA is highly

Amin, S. Massoud

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Information Theory and Observational Limitations in Decision Making  

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#12;Information Theory and Observational Limitations in Decision Making David H. Wolpert Santa Fe: Hedonic utility, risk attitudes, S-shaped utility, decision theory, constrained obser- vation, bounded for formalizing and analyzing the problem faced by a Decision Maker (DM) working under information

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Design of Near Optimal Decision Rules in Multistage Adaptive ...  

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†Process Systems Engineering Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ...... revealed, in response to which the decision maker takes the a second pair of .... where constant ?max denote the maximum demand that can occur in each ...

2014-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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HOSPITAL REORGANIZATION: HOW TO HELP DECISION A DECISION SUPPORT SOFTWARE FOR THE SURGICAL  

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HOSPITAL REORGANIZATION: HOW TO HELP DECISION MAKERS? A DECISION SUPPORT SOFTWARE FOR THE SURGICAL and surgical protocols, hospitals have to consider radical organisational changes to ensure continuous of hospital managers' choices during each phase of the reengineering project thanks to a discreet even

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Marble Maker Slashes Energy Use | Department of Energy  

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Marble Maker Slashes Energy Use Marble Maker Slashes Energy Use Marble Maker Slashes Energy Use April 9, 2010 - 3:04pm Addthis King is saving 11.8 percent a year on energy costs due to upgrades at its Paden City, W.Va., plant. | Photo Courtesy of Marble King King is saving 11.8 percent a year on energy costs due to upgrades at its Paden City, W.Va., plant. | Photo Courtesy of Marble King Paul Lester Communications Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy It takes a lot of power to produce 1 million marbles a day. But with the help of employees who unplugged mobile phone chargers, switched off computers and trimmed the time it took to heat up lunches in the microwave, Marble King slashed its energy use, winning the Energy Department's Save Energy Now award. The employees were "tickled to death" by the win, says Marble King's

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DOE Subpoenas Maker of Super Power Showerhead | Department of Energy  

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Subpoenas Maker of Super Power Showerhead Subpoenas Maker of Super Power Showerhead DOE Subpoenas Maker of Super Power Showerhead January 13, 2011 - 5:56pm Addthis Yesterday, the Department of Energy's Office of Enforcement issued a subpoena to Richard Graham of Long Beach, California seeking water efficiency information and sales records for the "Super Power Shower" in response to a complaint that it violates federal water conservation standards. The Super Power Shower is sold by Mr. Graham on www.gambling-systems.com and other websites, which declare that the showerhead uses 10 gallons of water per minute - four times the 2.5 gallon per minute maximum set by Congress in 1992. This action reflects the Department's commitment to enforce DOE's efficiency standards to ensure that all manufacturers play by the same rules and that consumers realize

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DOE Subpoenas Maker of Super Power Showerhead | Department of Energy  

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Subpoenas Maker of Super Power Showerhead Subpoenas Maker of Super Power Showerhead DOE Subpoenas Maker of Super Power Showerhead January 13, 2011 - 5:56pm Addthis Yesterday, the Department of Energy's Office of Enforcement issued a subpoena to Richard Graham of Long Beach, California seeking water efficiency information and sales records for the "Super Power Shower" in response to a complaint that it violates federal water conservation standards. The Super Power Shower is sold by Mr. Graham on www.gambling-systems.com and other websites, which declare that the showerhead uses 10 gallons of water per minute - four times the 2.5 gallon per minute maximum set by Congress in 1992. This action reflects the Department's commitment to enforce DOE's efficiency standards to ensure that all manufacturers play by the same rules and that consumers realize

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Gains and losses in the eyes of the beholder: a comparative study of foreign policy decision making under risk  

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Prospect theory is a descriptive model of individual decision-making under risk (Kahneman and Tversky 1979). The central tenet of prospect theory posits that the risk orientation of decision-makers is affected by the gains vs. losses domains...

Yang, Yi

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Market Maker Inventories and Stock Prices Terrence Hendershott  

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complement past returns when predicting return reversals. A portfolio long high-inventory/low-return stocks and short low-inventory/high-return stocks yields 1.05% over the following 5 days. Order imbalancesMarket Maker Inventories and Stock Prices Terrence Hendershott U.C. Berkeley Mark S. Seasholes U

Kearns, Michael

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Spain excites U.S. chemicals makers for investment  

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Spain excites U.S. chemicals makers for investment ... Strategic economic factors make Spain an attractive target for U.S. investment overseas, chemical producers told fellow foreign investors at a meeting of the American Management Association last week in New York City.. ...

1967-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of a stand-alone wind-electric ice maker for remote villages  

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Two ice makers in the 1.1 metric tons per 24 hours (1.2 tons per day) size range were tested to determine their performance when directly coupled to a variable-frequency wind turbine generator. Initial tests were conducted using a dynamometer to simulate to wind to evaluate whether previously determined potential problems were significant and to define basic performance parameters. Field testing in Norman, Oklahoma, was completed to determine the performance of one of the ice makers under real wind conditions. As expected, the ice makers produced more ice at a higher speed than rated, and less ice at a lower speed. Due to the large start-up torque requirement of reciprocating compressors, the ice making system experienced a large start-up current and corresponding voltage drop which required a larger wind turbine that expected to provide the necessary current and voltage. Performance curves for ice production and power consumption are presented. A spreadsheet model was constructed to predict ice production at a user-defined site given the wind conditions for that location. Future work should include long-term performance tests and research on reducing the large start-up currents the system experiences when first coming on line.

Davis, H.C. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Brandemuehl, M.J. [University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States). Joint Center for Energy Management; Bergey, M.L.S. [Bergey Windpower Co., Norman, OK (United States)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of park-and-ride decision behavior based on Decision Field Theory  

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Park and ride is a kind of traffic management solution to the traffic congestion problem in urban cities. This paper analyzes the decision making behavior of Park and Ride from a psychological point of view. Decision Field Theory is used to establish the decision model of Park and Ride. The proposed decision model is calibrated using real-life experimental survey data and has proved to be able to account for the complex decision behavior processes observed in the experimental survey data. The model demonstrates the psychological decision processes of individual travelers and the decision characteristics, such as simple decision, indecision and preference reversal. The effects of factors, e.g. deliberation time, deliberation threshold and initial preference, for mode choice are also examined. The proposed model demonstrates its capability of analyzing park-and-ride decision behavior and providing policy makers with useful information for future promotion and planning for park-and-ride facilities.

Huanmei Qin; Hongzhi Guan; Yao-Jan Wu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Recovery and Resilience After a Nuclear Power Plant Disaster: A Medical Decision model for Managing an Effective, Timely, and Balanced Response  

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Based on experiences in Tokyo responding to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant crisis, a real-time, medical decision model is presented by which to make key health-related decisions given the central role of health and medical issues in such disasters. Focus is on response and recovery activities that are safe, timely, effective, and well-organized. This approach empowers on-site decision makers to make interim decisions without undue delay using readily available and high-level scientific, medical, communication, and policy expertise. Key features of this approach include ongoing assessment, consultation, information, and adaption to the changing conditions. This medical decision model presented is compatible with the existing US National Response Framework structure.

Coleman, C. Norman [National Cancer Institute, NIH; Blumenthal, Daniel J. [National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Department of Energy

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Policy Makers' Guidebook for Geothermal Electricity Generation | Open  

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Policy Makers' Guidebook for Geothermal Electricity Generation Policy Makers' Guidebook for Geothermal Electricity Generation Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Policy Makers' Guidebook for Geothermal Electricity Generation Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Geothermal, People and Policy Phase: Create a Vision, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Develop Finance and Implement Projects Resource Type: Guide/manual, Case studies/examples, Templates, Technical report User Interface: Website Website: www.nrel.gov/geothermal/publications.html Country: United States Cost: Free Northern America Coordinates: 37.09024°, -95.712891° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.09024,"lon":-95.712891,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Policy Makers' Guidebook for Geothermal Heating and Cooling | Open Energy  

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Policy Makers' Guidebook for Geothermal Heating and Cooling Policy Makers' Guidebook for Geothermal Heating and Cooling Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Policy Makers' Guidebook for Geothermal Heating and Cooling Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy, Land Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Geothermal, People and Policy Phase: Create a Vision, Evaluate Options, Develop Goals, Develop Finance and Implement Projects Resource Type: Guide/manual, Case studies/examples, Templates, Technical report User Interface: Website Website: www.nrel.gov/geothermal/publications.html Country: United States Cost: Free Northern America Coordinates: 37.09024°, -95.712891° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.09024,"lon":-95.712891,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Making Science Useful to Decision Makers: Climate Forecasts, Water Management, and Knowledge Networks  

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Moving from climate science to adaptive action is an immense challenge, especially in highly institutionalized sectors such as water resources. Knowledge networks are valuable strategies to put climate information to use. They overcome barriers ...

David L. Feldman; Helen M. Ingram

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision-Makers' Forum on a Unified Strategy for Nuclear Energy  

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An abundant and secure energy supply is critical to our country’s prosperity, and energy supply is now a central issue in global stability and security. Unfortunately, the Unites States continues to steadily increase the fraction of energy it imports from foreign sources. In May 2001, the National Energy Policy noted that this imbalance, "if allowed to continue, will inevitably undermine our economy, our standard of living, and our national security." In addition to these serious impacts, growing concern about air pollution and atmospheric carbon levels hold the potential for global climate change. According to the National Academy of Sciences, the Earth’s surface temperature has risen by about 1 degree Fahrenheit in the past century, with accelerated warming during the past two decades. The current energy supply situation clearly demands coordinated action. Nuclear energy is preeminent in its ability to deliver affordable energy today and meet the growing imperatives for clean air and energy supplies in the future.

None

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Procuring Fuel Cells for Stationary Power: A Guide for Federal Facility Decision Makers  

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This step-by-step manual guides readers through the process of implementing a fuel cell stationary power project. The guide outlines the basics of fuel cell technology and describes how fuel cell projects can meet on-site energy service needs as well as support strategic agency objectives and sustainability requirements. This guide will help agencies decide whether a fuel cell project may be feasible and economically viable at their site. The guide then presents a four-part process for implementing a fuel cell project.

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Developing heritage : activist decision-makers and reproduced narratives in the Old City of Aleppo, Syria  

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Aleppo's rehabilitation project has received plaudits for its comprehensive pro-resident approach and an active stance to limit gentrification and touristification. As this objective goes against many of the structural and ...

Baird-Zars, Bernadette (Bernadette Virginia)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Summaries  

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oha/decision-summaries Office of Hearings and Appeals oha/decision-summaries Office of Hearings and Appeals 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC, 20585 202-287-1566 en Summary of Decisions - December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014 http://energy.gov/oha/articles/summary-decisions-december-30-2013-january-3-2014 decisions-december-30-2013-january-3-2014" class="title-link">Summary of Decisions - December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014

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An Intelligent Policy Simulator for Supporting Strategic Nuclear Policy Decision Making  

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One of the biggest challenges for strategic nuclear policy decision-makers is to discern nuclear proliferation intentions of nation states despite information ... . This chapter suggests a new computationally int...

Suman Rao

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bayesian Decision Analysis: Principle and Practice, Jim Q. Smith (Warwick University, United Kingdom), Cambridge University  

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involved quite a lot in consulting experiences, in particular in connection with nuclear energy (hence analyst, decision maker, expert and auditor). The final chapter of the first part on Bayesian inference

Robert, Christian P.

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One more time: does a computer-based decision support system improve managerial decisions?  

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The literature contains a number of studies dealing with the effectiveness of decision support systems (DSS). The results from these studies have been inconclusive in providing an answer to the question: does a computer-based DSS improve decision effectiveness? These studies have suggested a number of methods to provide a clearer answer to the question. The research reported in this paper has built on the previous research by incorporating a number of recommendations into the design. A highly restrictive design of a decisional guidance decision support system was tested in a laboratory setting. The results support the notion that DSS can enhance managerial decision making. More specifically, the experiments indicate that decision makers perform better with computer-based support that directs a change in the decision process toward a normative decision model.

Donald H. Hammond; Thomas D. Clark; Sandra J. Hartman; Stephen M. Crow

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The KONVERGENCE Model for Sustainable Decisions  

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The KONVERGENCE Model for Sustainable Decisions is a new way of viewing, developing, organizing, and evaluating alternatives for decisions that may affect a wide range of interests and that must factor in long timeframes, enduring hazards, and/or continuing responsibilities. It differs from other models in that it addresses the need for decisions to continue to "work" over long time periods in an ever-changing decision environment. The authors show that the model contains three major universes - knowledge, values, and resources (the K, V, and R in KONVERGENCE)- that interact and overlap throughout the effective lifetime of a decision. They discuss how decision-makers and decision participants can use the model to craft and analyze decisions and decision processes that stand the test of time. The authors use the U.S. moon-landing program as an example of a major decision process that was sustained over time. They use the model to explain why events unfolded in the way that they did - and why we are where we are today in that program. The authors believe that this model will be especially useful in long-term decision processes such as those that address contamination cleanup programs, long-term environmental stewardship, and the initial siting of facilities with long-term objectives. Companion papers describe the KONVERGENCE Model process steps and implications for intractable cleanup decisions.

Kerr, Thomas A; Dakins, Maxine; Gibson, Patrick Lavern; Joe, Jeffrey Clark; Nitschke, Robert Leon; Piet, Steven James

2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An integrated decision aid system for the development of Saint Charles River alluvial plain, Quebec, Canada  

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We describe an integrated decision aid system designed to assist land-use planning and management of the alluvial plain of Saint Charles River, Quebec. The first stages of the development of the system consisted in building a georeferenced database managed by a geographical information system (GIS), and to elaborate eight different development scenarios along the Saint Charles River in a multiple decision-maker context. Multicriteria analysis (MCA) was then used to evaluate and compare the scenarios according to eleven criteria, using a combination of GIS analysis with Mapinfo and multicriteria processing carried out in PROMCALC & GAIA 3.5. This process leads to a partial ranking (PROMETHEE I) and a complete ranking of the scenarios (PROMETHEE II) for each individual decision-maker as well as for the whole group. We show that this approach helps multiple decision-makers to reach rational decisions based on scientific data and political considerations.

Nadine J. Martin; Benoit St Onge; Jean-Philippe Waaub

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Solar Opportunity Tool: A Tool for Policy Makers and Energy...  

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and Energy Analysts Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Global Solar Opportunity Tool: A Tool for Policy Makers and Energy Analysts Focus Area: Solar...

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ISSUANCE 2014-12-31: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Automatic Commercial Ice Makers, Final Rule  

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Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Automatic Commercial Ice Makers, Final Rule

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Binary Decision Rules for Multistage Adaptive Mixed-Integer ...  

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Aug 20, 2014 ... Nevertheless, their potential was not fully exploited until recently, when new advances ...... is revealed, in response to which the decision maker takes a .... In this case study, we consider a single item inventory control problem where ... This demand can be served in two ways: (i) by pre-ordering at stage 1 a ...

2014-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR MANAGING EDUCATIONAL CAPACITY UTILIZATION IN UNIVERSITIES  

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and dependencies. Applying the system as "on-the-fly" decision-support facility by the policy-makers has resulted in significant acceleration of planning procedures, raised the overall awareness with respect to the underlying. INTRODUCTION Academic resource planning is a highly complex administrative procedure based on extensive

Scholl, Marc H.

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DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR MANAGING EDUCATIONAL CAPACITY UTILIZATION IN UNIVERSITIES  

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and dependencies. Applying the system as an "on-the-fly" decision-support facility for the policy-makers has resulted in significant acceleration of planning procedures, raised the overall awareness with respect planning. INTRODUCTION Academic resource planning is a highly complex administrative procedure based

Reiterer, Harald

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Rough Set Model Selection for Practical Decision Making Joseph P. Herbert JingTao Yao  

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Rough Set Model Selection for Practical Decision Making Joseph P. Herbert JingTao Yao Department}@cs.uregina.ca Abstract One of the challenges a decision maker faces is choos- ing a suitable rough set model to use for data analysis. The traditional algebraic rough set model classifies objects into three regions, namely

Yao, JingTao

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RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre | Open Energy  

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RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre Jump to: navigation, search Logo: RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre Name RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre Agency/Company /Organization Natural Resources Canada Sector Energy Focus Area Renewable Energy Topics Pathways analysis Website http://www.retscreen.net/ang/h References Centre Overview [1] This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. "The RETScreen International Clean Energy Decision Support Centre seeks to build the capacity of planners, decision-makers and industry to implement renewable energy, cogeneration and energy efficiency projects. This objective is achieved by: developing decision-making tools (i.e. RETScreen

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Decision Theory and Real Decisions:  

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Decision theory has been extremely successful in various ways. As a theory per se..., it has provided interesting research opportunities stemming from an elegant central core. It has served as a basis for identif...

Kenneth R. MacCrimmon

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Transport: A Sourcebook for Policy-makers in Developing...  

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infrastructure provision, economic instruments and raising public awareness about sustainable urban transport. LEDSGP green logo.png This tool is included in the...

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A case study of optimization in the decision process: Siting groundwater monitoring wells  

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Optimization is one of the tools available to assist decision makers in balancing multiple objectives and concerns. In a case study of the siting decision for groundwater monitoring wells, we look at the influence of the optimization models on the decisions made by the responsible groundwater specialist. This paper presents a multi-objective integer programming model for determining the location of monitoring wells associated with a groundwater pump-and-treat remediation. After presenting the initial optimization results, we analyze the actual decision and revise the model to incorporate elements of the problem that were later identified as important in the decision-making process. The results of a revised model are compared to the actual siting plans, the recommendations from the initial optimization runs, and the initial monitoring network proposed by the decision maker.

Cardwell, H.; Huff, D.; Douthitt, J.; Sale, M.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Webinar: Energy Conservation Standards for Automatic Commercial Ice Makers; Notice of Public Meeting  

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DOE is conducting a public meeting and webinar for the notice of public meeting regarding energy conservation standards for automatic commercial ice makers. For more information, please visit the...

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A Gis-Based Decision Support Tool for Renewable Energy Management and Planning in Semi-Arid Rural Environments of Northeast of Brazil —General Description and Methodology  

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This work describes the development of a system of management and planning elaborated on a GIS platform (Geographic Information System) and is directed to decision makers, be they administrators, planners or cons...

Chigueru Tíba; Ana Lùcia Bezerra Candeias…

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Systems Engineering and Integration: Decision Applications: D, Decision  

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Systems Engineering and Integration Home Systems Engineering and Integration Home CONTACTS Group Leader Julianna Fessenden-Rahn Deputy Group Leader Vacant Office Administrator Lorraine Johnson d division logo image Systems Engineering and Integration The Systems Engineering & Integration Group (D-3) helps policy-makers anticipate and respond to constantly evolving weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and natural threats on local and global scales-from chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive (CBRE) events to catastrophic natural disasters. We provide scientific, systematic, and integrated decision support in these areas: prevention preparation characterization response recovery public health protection We develop and deploy comprehensive, integrated CBRE and wide-area surveillance systems, using system-of-systems architectures and technologies. reactor

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Modeling driving decisions with latent plans  

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Driving is a complex task that includes a series of interdependent decisions. In many situations, these decisions are based on a specific plan. The plan is however unobserved or latent and only the manifestations of the ...

Choudhury, Charisma Farheen, 1978-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Four Corners Wind Resource Center Webinar: Building Utility-Scale Wind: Permitting and Regulation Lessons for County Decision-Makers  

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The Four Corners Wind Resource Center will host this webinar exploring lessons learned in the permitting of utility-scale wind projects and the development of ordinances and regulations for...

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Communicating complexity and informing decision-makers : challenges in the data and computation of environmental benefits of renewable energy  

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This thesis contrasts the quantification of avoided emission benefits of renewable generation as determined by a marginal emissions analysis and the methodology specified by the Massachusetts Greenhouse Gas Policy and ...

Rached, Tarek

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Optimal Decisions: Theory and Practice  

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Rules for optimal decisions using some form of quantitative models have been developed and applied in several disciplines including economics, management science, cybernetic and social systems. Two types of mo...

Prof. Jati K. Sengupta

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Innovative Solar Panel Maker Scales Up, Lowering Costs while Creating Jobs  

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Innovative Solar Panel Maker Scales Up, Lowering Costs while Innovative Solar Panel Maker Scales Up, Lowering Costs while Creating Jobs Innovative Solar Panel Maker Scales Up, Lowering Costs while Creating Jobs May 16, 2011 - 12:41pm Addthis The end of Abound Solar’s PV manufacturing line | Photo Courtesy of Abound Solar The end of Abound Solar's PV manufacturing line | Photo Courtesy of Abound Solar Minh Le Minh Le Program Manager, Solar Program It's one thing to call solar energy a "growth industry," it's quite another to witness firsthand how quickly a company on the cutting edge of that industry can grow -- all the while growing jobs right here in America. The Department's Photovoltaic (PV) Technology Incubator program has brought me in contact with a number of dynamic solar startups that fit that mold. I

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Perception and acceptable risks – the union of decision-theory, behaviour and the brain  

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Acceptability and perception drive risky environmental heath and safety decisions: protecting against nearly infinitesimal risks can involve expenditures of millions or billions of dollars. Societal decision-makers and individual taxpayers are asked to understand numbers that span over more than 15 orders of magnitude, numbers with which most individuals lack experience. For example, we perceived real estate values will continue to rise, and lenders, in part misperceiving the potential risks of defaults, lent to more than 7 million high-risk borrowers: more than a trillion dollars were involved in the sub-prime loans market disaster. Even when public agencies or industry perform a health or safety assessment and demonstrate low risk, such assertions are not sufficient justification for those at risk to accept as minimal guarantees of safety, as the Challenger disaster shows. However, to assert that a risk is correctly perceived and acceptable requires understanding of 'acceptable risk' numbers, otherwise any 'acceptable risk criterion' to justify a choice can hardly be meaningful. This paper's synthesis of theoretical and experimental aspects integrates decision-theoretic, behavioural and neurological results, including surprising or paradoxical choices.

Paolo F. Ricci

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AN APPLICATION OF GAME THEORY: FUNDING INTERDEPENDENT MC and A UPGRADE DECISIONS  

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Funding Material, Control and Accountability (MC&A) system upgrades has been identified as a partial solution for mitigating the diversion threat of weapons-grade nuclear material. Effective MC&A system upgrades are dependent on appropriate decisions based on based on funding, implementation, operation and oversight. Traditional MC&A upgrade decisions inherently assumed that all decision-makers possessed similar payoff vectors allowing for a fairly consistent and unified approach to MC&A system enhancements; however, MC&A upgrade projects in non-traditional environments may be required to take into account situations where the potential payoff vectors among decision-makers may be significantly different. Once a decision-maker is required to take into account the decisions of others, the process can be modeled as a game. Game theory has been previously be used to shed light on many aspects of social and economic behavior where a payoff from a set of strategies is dependent on the strategy of others. In this paper, the application of game theory in the context of MC&A upgrades is discussed. Various MC&A upgrades decision payoff matrices for relevant circumstances are evaluated for static (simultaneous) and dynamic (sequential decisions) games. Optimal strategies and equilibrium conditions for these payoff matrices are analyzed. Additional game factors (bargaining, uncertain outcomes, moral hazards) that may affect the outcome of the game are briefly discussed. By demonstrating the application of game theory to a nontraditional environment that may require MC&A upgrades, this work increases the understanding out how outcomes are logically connected to the respective value decision-makers assign to choices.

B. G. SCOTT

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FTA-Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making | Open Energy  

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FTA-Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making FTA-Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: FTA-Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making Agency/Company /Organization: Federal Transit Administration, United States Department of Transportation Focus Area: Transportation Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual User Interface: Other Website: www.nbrti.org/docs/pdf/Characteristics_BRT_Decision-Making.pdf Cost: Free Language: English FTA-Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making Screenshot References: FTA-Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making[1] "The Characteristics of Bus Rapid Transit for Decision-Making (CBRT) report was prepared to provide transportation planners and decision makers with

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Experimental Evaluation of Inventory-Based Discrete-Updating Market Maker for Intra-Firm Prediction  

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an inventory-based updating logic according to the transactions in the market. Laboratory experimentsExperimental Evaluation of Inventory-Based Discrete- Updating Market Maker for Intra-Firm Prediction Market System Using VIPS Hajime Mizuyama1 , Morio Ueda, Katsunobu Asada and Yu Tagaya 1 Department

Boyer, Edmond

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A Laboratory TOOL for the strings instrument makers S. F. Pakzada  

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as an art reserved to some very few genius artisans. To open scientifically the gates of musical acoustic makers try to decode. The used woods in these instruments are the big part of the question. The world are hardly distinguished from each other. When we apply our technology, the red curve, we observe

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Risk Analysis and Decision Making FY 2013 Milestone Report  

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Risk analysis and decision making is one of the critical objectives of CCSI, which seeks to use information from science-based models with quantified uncertainty to inform decision makers who are making large capital investments. The goal of this task is to develop tools and capabilities to facilitate the development of risk models tailored for carbon capture technologies, quantify the uncertainty of model predictions, and estimate the technical and financial risks associated with the system. This effort aims to reduce costs by identifying smarter demonstrations, which could accelerate development and deployment of the technology by several years.

Engel, David W.; Dalton, Angela C.; Dale, Crystal; Jones, Edward; Thompson, J.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Processing Information in Quantum Decision Theory  

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A survey is given summarizing the state of the art of describing information processing in Quantum Decision Theory, which has been recently advanced as a novel variant of decision making, based on the mathematical theory of separable Hilbert spaces. This mathematical structure captures the effect of superposition of composite prospects, including many incorporated intended actions. The theory characterizes entangled decision making, non-commutativity of subsequent decisions, and intention interference. The self-consistent procedure of decision making, in the frame of the quantum decision theory, takes into account both the available objective information as well as subjective contextual effects. This quantum approach avoids any paradox typical of classical decision theory. Conditional maximization of entropy, equivalent to the minimization of an information functional, makes it possible to connect the quantum and classical decision theories, showing that the latter is the limit of the former under vanishing interference terms.

V. I. Yukalov; D. Sornette

2008-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluating the Quality of Structured Environmental Management Decisions  

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Structured decision making (SDM) approaches have been advocated as a means of improving the quality of environmental and related risk management decisions based largely on the self-reported behavior of decision makers. ... The goal of such an approach is to improve the available knowledge base so that participants can make choices that are informed by detailed scientific data and is similar in intent to many of the science-based initiatives in decision making now being undertaken by the EPA (25). ... These results point to a disconnect between subjects' ranking of management objectiveswhich the self-reported findings would suggest was driven by thoughtful analysis of the information providedand the prioritizing of manage ment problems, which appeared to be driven by some other mode of judgment, possibly the use of an affect-based heuristic. ...

Robyn S. Wilson; Joseph L. Arvai

2006-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

108

Exploring the relation between evidence and decision-making A political-administrative approach to health impact assessment  

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Like any policy-relevant research, HIA faces the risk of not being used by decisions-makers. This article addresses the questions: 'How do policy decisions come about?' and 'How does this affect HIA?' Current literature in political-administrative sciences identifies three ways for decision-making: rational, incremental and mixed model. These models define the relationship between the policy process at stake and the HIA. In incremental or mixed model decision-making, use of HIA evidence by policy-makers is heavily dependent on their values in the context, which may result in conceptual utilization or may extend to strategic utilization. In rational decision-making, HIA provides information independent from the context, which results in instrumental utilization. HIA practitioners need to optimise utilization and produce an appropriate HIA by mapping the policy process. They can do this by asking the questions 'What? How? Who? and What context? and by maintaining continuous communication with the decision-makers. An appropriate HIA is policy-, time- and place-specific: reflecting the decision-making of the policy at stake. Furthermore, HIA concerns two policy fields with two different contexts and, in some cases, two different decision-making models. The administrative requirements for an appropriate HIA need further exploration.

Bekker, Marleen P.M.; Putters, Kim; Grinten, Tom E.D. van der

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Global Solar Opportunity Tool: A Tool for Policy Makers and Energy Analysts  

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form form View source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Global Solar Opportunity Tool: A Tool for Policy Makers and Energy Analysts Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Global Solar Opportunity Tool: A Tool for Policy Makers and Energy Analysts Focus Area: Solar Topics: Potentials & Scenarios Website: cleanenergysolutions.org/tools/solar Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/global-solar-opportunity-tool-tool-po Language: English The Global Solar Opportunity Tool enables analysis and visualization of the technical and economic potential for solar electric technologies ranging

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Theoretical approach of freeze seawater desalination on flake ice maker utilizing LNG cold energy  

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Abstract In this work, a novel concept in freeze desalination (FD) was introduced. Nowadays the total liquefied natural gas (LNG) production capacity has reached 290 Mt/year. Its enormous cold energy released from re-gasification can be used in the freeze desalination process to minimize the overall energy consumption. A process of FD on flake ice maker utilizing LNG cold energy was designed and simulated by HYSYS software. An ice bucket on flake ice maker was chosen as seawater crystallizer mainly due to its continuous ice making and removing ice without heat source. A dynamic model of the freezing section has been developed and simulated through gPROMS software. The results show that the consumption of 1 kg equivalent LNG cold energy can obtain about 2 kg of ice melt water. In addition, it is shown that the power consumption of this LNG/FD hybrid process is negligible.

Wensheng Cao; Clive Beggs; Iqbal M. Mujtaba

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2000 Records of Decision  

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History Book Records of Decision Tribal Affairs 2000 Records of Decision Fourmile Hill Geothermal Development Project Power Purchase and Transmission Service Agreements -...

112

Decision Dynamics in Cooperative Search Based on Evolutionary Game Theory  

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Decision Dynamics in Cooperative Search Based on Evolutionary Game Theory Mamoru Saito, Takeshi including decision dynamics based on evolutionary game theory. As an- other works on decision dynamics a decision on which room to search while determining a con- trol input. For the problem, we present

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Decision Analysis for EGS  

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Decision Analysis for EGS presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

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Decision Theory Mendoza, M.  

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1 MS 1319 Decision Theory Mendoza, M. Dept. Statistics, ITAM Rio Hondo 1, San Angel. México 01000 D of Decision Theory, the literature offers an account of the ways people actually make decisions and a discussion on the mechanisms underlying this behavior. This is called a "descriptive" decision theory

Mendoza Ramírez, Manuel

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Public Discourse in Energy Policy Decision-Making: Final Report  

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The ground is littered with projects that failed because of strong public opposition, including natural gas and coal power plants proposed in Idaho over the past several years. This joint project , of the Idaho National Laboratory, Boise State University, Idaho State University and University of Idaho has aimed to add to the tool box to reduce project risk through encouraging the public to engage in more critical thought and be more actively involved in public or social issues. Early in a project, project managers and decision-makers can talk with no one, pro and con stakeholder groups, or members of the public. Experience has shown that talking with no one outside of the project incurs high risk because opposition stakeholders have many means to stop most (if not all) energy projects. Talking with organized stakeholder groups provides some risk reduction from mutual learning, but organized groups tend not to change positions except under conditions of a negotiated settlement. Achieving a negotiated settlement may be impossible. Furthermore, opposition often arises outside pre-existing groups. Standard public polling provides some information but does not reveal underlying motivations, intensity of attitudes, etc. Improved methods are needed that probe deeper into stakeholder (organized groups and members of the public) values and beliefs/heuristics to increase the potential for change of opinions and/or out-of-box solutions. The term “heuristics” refers to the mental short-cuts, underlying beliefs, and paradigms that everyone uses to filter and interpret information, to interpret what is around us, and to guide our actions and decisions. This document is the final report of a 3-year effort to test different public discourse methods in the subject area of energy policy decision-making. We analyzed 504 mail-in surveys and 80 participants in groups on the Boise State University campus for their preference, financial support, and evaluations of eight attributes for energy conservation and efficiency, fossil fuels, nuclear energy, hydropower, and renewable energy. All participants saw a 7-person diverse energy expert panel. Some participants attended deliberation sessions; some received a 35-page briefing document that included pros and cons of the different energy options.

Idaho Citizen; Eileen DeShazo; John Freemuth; Tina Giannini; Troy Hall; Ann Hunter; Jeffrey C. Joe; Michael Louis; Carole Nemnich; Jennie Newman; Steven J. Piet; Stephen Sorensen; Paulina Starkey; Kendelle Vogt; Patrick Wilson

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cognitive decision errors and organization vulnerabilities in nuclear power plant safety management: Modeling using the TOGA meta-theory framework  

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In the field of nuclear power plant (NPP) safety modeling, the perception of the role of socio-cognitive engineering (SCE) is continuously increasing. Today, the focus is especially on the identification of human and organization decisional errors caused by operators and managers under high-risk conditions, as evident by analyzing reports on nuclear incidents occurred in the past. At present, the engineering and social safety requirements need to enlarge their domain of interest in such a way to include all possible losses generating events that could be the consequences of an abnormal state of a NPP. Socio-cognitive modeling of Integrated Nuclear Safety Management (INSM) using the TOGA meta-theory has been discussed during the ICCAP 2011 Conference. In this paper, more detailed aspects of the cognitive decision-making and its possible human errors and organizational vulnerability are presented. The formal TOGA-based network model for cognitive decision-making enables to indicate and analyze nodes and arcs in which plant operators and managers errors may appear. The TOGA's multi-level IPK (Information, Preferences, Knowledge) model of abstract intelligent agents (AIAs) is applied. In the NPP context, super-safety approach is also discussed, by taking under consideration unexpected events and managing them from a systemic perspective. As the nature of human errors depends on the specific properties of the decision-maker and the decisional context of operation, a classification of decision-making using IPK is suggested. Several types of initial situations of decision-making useful for the diagnosis of NPP operators and managers errors are considered. The developed models can be used as a basis for applications to NPP educational or engineering simulators to be used for training the NPP executive staff. (authors)

Cappelli, M. [UTFISST, ENEA Casaccia, via Anguillarese 301, Rome (Italy); Gadomski, A. M. [ECONA, Centro Interuniversitario Elaborazione Cognitiva Sistemi Naturali e Artificiali, via dei Marsi 47, Rome (Italy); Sepiellis, M. [UTFISST, ENEA Casaccia, via Anguillarese 301, Rome (Italy); Wronikowska, M. W. [UTFISST, ENEA Casaccia, via Anguillarese 301, Rome (Italy); Poznan School of Social Sciences (Poland)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-objective Decisions on Capacity Planning and Production?Inventory Control under Uncertainty  

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This paper addresses coordinated capacity and production planning in a changing and uncertainty environment, in which decision makers simultaneously search for both capacity and production decisions to satisfy multiple conflicting goals. ... The multiproduct production and inventory control problem is further complicated because, in addition to deciding target levels for individual products, we also need to decide how to allocate limited capacities among the products. ... (35)?Chankong, V.; Haimes, Y. Y. Multi-objective Decision Making Theory and Methodology; North-Holland Series in System Science and Engineering; North-Holland:? Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1983. ...

Lifei Cheng; Eswaran Subrahmanian; Arthur W. Westerberg

2004-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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2014-03-07 Issuance: Energy Conservation Standards for Automatic Commercial Ice Makers; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking  

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This document is a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for automatic commercial ice makers, as issued by the Assistant Secretary on March 7, 2014.

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Estimation of expected human attention weights based on a decision field theory model  

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Abstract Modeling human decision making behavior is of great interest in understanding how a decision maker weights different decision attributes when making a decision. Such knowledge is critically important in helping predict future decisions, evaluating human decision performance, and improving the design of human and machine interface systems. Decision field theory (DFT) provides a psychological representation of the cognitive deliberation process, which is driven by the fluctuations of a person’s attention among decision attributes. In this research area, the most common use of a DFT model is to estimate or predict the human decisions by using a set of pre-specified expected attention weights (EAWs) in the DFT model. Unlike other research, this paper extends the capabilities of DFT in a complementary direction, showing how to fit or train a DFT model by estimating the EAW based on sequentially obtained samples of decision trials. Furthermore, the inherent connection between the EAW and the decision choice uncertainty is investigated. The proposed modeling method is discussed in detail for a two-alternative decision scenario based on two attributes. Both simulations and a case study are conducted in the paper to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed modeling approach.

Andres G. Abad; Jionghua (Judy) Jin; Young-Jun Son

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

Quantum Probability from Decision Theory?  

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In a recent paper (quant-ph/9906015), Deutsch claims to derive the "probabilistic predictions of quantum theory" from the "non-probabilistic axioms of quantum theory" and the "non-probabilistic part of classical decision theory." We show that his derivation fails because it includes hidden probabilistic assumptions.

H. Barnum; C. M. Caves; J. Finkelstein; C. A. Fuchs; R. Schack

1999-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling decision processes of a green supply chain with regulation on energy saving level  

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Abstract In this study, we first investigate the impact policy makers have when they set a threshold value of energy saving levels. We examine the impact on energy saving level and price of environmentally friendly products (EFP) decided by green supply chains within two different structures, i.e. vertical integration and a decentralized setting. Then, considering the tradeoff between energy savings and profits made by supply chains, we analyze decisions of the policy makers. In addition, we investigate the coordination of a supply chain by using the common wholesale pricing and profit sharing (WPPS) schemes and a lump sum transfer contract. A numerical example is used to illustrate the related issues. Observations are made, and managerial insights are indicated for the policy maker in setting threshold values of energy saving levels.

Gang Xie

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2007 Records of Decision  

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of Decision Tribal Affairs 2007 Records of Decision October 5, 2007 - Klondike III Wind Project Power Purchase ROD (PDF, 14 pages, 136 KB) July 19, 2007 - NEPA Long-Term...

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Pump apparatus including deconsolidator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A pump apparatus includes a particulate pump that defines a passage that extends from an inlet to an outlet. A duct is in flow communication with the outlet. The duct includes a deconsolidator configured to fragment particle agglomerates received from the passage.

Sonwane, Chandrashekhar; Saunders, Timothy; Fitzsimmons, Mark Andrew

2014-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

124

Stocking Rate: The Key Grazing Management Decision  

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Stocking rate is the most important grazing management decision a rancher makes. This publication covers all the factors involved in determining an appropriate stocking rate, including rainfall and forage production, range condition, and the forage...

Lyons, Robert K.; Machen, Richard V.

2001-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

125

Group decisions in humans and animals: a survey  

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...examples of informational cascades include fads or stock...Unshared decision, A natural science term for a decision...controlling greenhouse gas emissions). Group decision...phenomenon of informational cascades mentioned earlier (Bikhchandani...reports on some complex natural or socio-economic phenomena...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Developing governmental decision strategies for determining involvement in highly uncertain, large-scale capital investment projects  

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to the project. Finally, in order to test the model's applicability in assisting governmental decision-makers to rationally allocate resources, the model has been empirically tested by a Westinghouse proposal (concerning offshore floating nuclear power... . Classification of Models . Models as a Frame of Reference The Contextual Matrix Development of the Matrix Model Methodology Exmployed to Utilize ~ ~ ~ ~ the 27 29 30 32 33 Matrix Framework . IV. WESTINGHOUSE'S OFFSHORE FLOATING NUCLEAR POWER PLANT...

Golden, Robert J

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

127

Decisions in thesaurus construction and use  

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A thesaurus and an ontology provide a set of structured terms, phrases, and metadata, often in a hierarchical arrangement, that may be used to index, search, and mine documents. We describe the decisions that should be made when including a term, deciding whether a term should be subdivided into its subclasses, or determining which of more than one set of possible subclasses should be used. Based on retrospective measurements or estimates of future performance when using thesaurus terms in document ordering, decisions are made so as to maximize performance. These decisions may be used in the automatic construction of a thesaurus. The evaluation of an existing thesaurus is described, consistent with the decision criteria developed here. These kinds of user-focused decision-theoretic techniques may be applied to other hierarchical applications, such as faceted classification systems used in information architecture or the use of hierarchical terms in “breadcrumb navigation”.

Robert M. Losee

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2002 Records of Decision  

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2-Records-of-Decision Sign In About | Careers | Contact | Investors | bpa.gov Search News & Us Expand News & Us Projects & Initiatives Expand Projects & Initiatives Finance...

129

1996 Records of Decision  

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2005 Records of Decision  

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131

2012 Records of Decision  

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2010 Records of Decision  

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2013 Records of Decision  

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1999 Records of Decision  

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2011 Records of Decision  

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136

Mathematical Structure of Quantum Decision Theory  

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One of the most complex systems is the human brain whose formalized functioning is characterized by decision theory. We present a "Quantum Decision Theory" of decision making, based on the mathematical theory of separable Hilbert spaces. This mathematical structure captures the effect of superposition of composite prospects, including many incorporated intentions, which allows us to explain a variety of interesting fallacies and anomalies that have been reported to particularize the decision making of real human beings. The theory describes entangled decision making, non-commutativity of subsequent decisions, and intention interference of composite prospects. We demonstrate how the violation of the Savage's sure-thing principle (disjunction effect) can be explained as a result of the interference of intentions, when making decisions under uncertainty. The conjunction fallacy is also explained by the presence of the interference terms. We demonstrate that all known anomalies and paradoxes, documented in the context of classical decision theory, are reducible to just a few mathematical archetypes, all of which finding straightforward explanations in the frame of the developed quantum approach.

V. I. Yukalov; D. Sornette

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Simulation Supported Decision Making  

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.S. Navy Nuclear Program · Decades of dynamic operations of hundreds of nuclear power plants withoutSimulation Supported Decision Making Gene Allen Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division SI: TO PASS ON WHAT I KNOW on SIMULATION · CAREER FOCUS: HOW TO USE COMPUTERS TO DO HELP MAKE BETTER DECISIONS

138

The neutron warhead decision  

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The neutron warhead decision ... Nuclear war moved a step closer last week with the U.S.'s decision to move ahead with production of so-called neutron warheads for use on short-range missiles and in artillery shells. ... And neutron weapons would be almost as effective on ... ...

MICHAEL HEYLIN

1981-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

139

Meeting Decisions and Documents  

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Meeting Notices Meeting Decisions & Documents Production Team Indicators System Coastal Resilience Resources Make Our Science Accessible Link Climate Change & Health Provide Data and Tools Coordinate Internationally Meeting Decisions and Documents Print E-mail This page summarizes the decisions made by the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee (NCADAC) and the documents the committee has adopted in association with those decisions. The documents and decisions concern the operation of the committee, the content of the synthesis report(s), the sustained assessment process, and other important guidance and responsibilities. The full and official meeting records of the NCADAC are available on a dedicated NOAA page. To view the Federal Register notices announcing the meetings of the NCADAC, please click here.

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How brains make decisions  

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This chapter, dedicated to the memory of Mino Freund, summarizes the Quantum Decision Theory (QDT) that we have developed in a series of publications since 2008. We formulate a general mathematical scheme of how decisions are taken, using the point of view of psychological and cognitive sciences, without touching physiological aspects. The basic principles of how intelligence acts are discussed. The human brain processes involved in decisions are argued to be principally different from straightforward computer operations. The difference lies in the conscious-subconscious duality of the decision making process and the role of emotions that compete with utility optimization. The most general approach for characterizing the process of decision making, taking into account the conscious-subconscious duality, uses the framework of functional analysis in Hilbert spaces, similarly to that used in the quantum theory of measurements. This does not imply that the brain is a quantum system, but just allows for the simple...

Yukalov, V I

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Decision Summaries | Department of Energy  

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Decision Summaries Decision Summaries Decision Summaries RSS January 16, 2014 Summary of Decisions - December 30, 2013 - January 3, 2014 Decisions were issued on: - Privacy Act Appeal January 10, 2014 Summary of Decisions - MM DD YYYY - MM DD YYYY Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) December 27, 2013 Summary of Decisions - December 23, 2013 - December 27, 2013 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) December 20, 2013 Summary of Decisions - December 16, 2013 - December 20, 2013 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) December 13, 2013 Summary of Decisions - December 9, 2013 - December 13, 2013 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal

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Linking science with environmental decision making: Experiences from an integrated modeling approach to supporting sustainable water resources management  

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The call for more effective integration of science and decision making is ubiquitous in environmental management. While scientists often complain that their input is ignored by decision makers, the latter have also expressed dissatisfaction that critical information for their decision making is often not readily available or accessible to them, or not presented in a usable form. It has been suggested that scientists need to produce more “usable” information with enhanced credibility, legitimacy, and saliency to ensure the adoption of research results. In basin-scale management of coupled human-water systems, water resources managers, like other decision makers, are frequently confronted with the need to make major decisions in the face of high system complexity and uncertainty. The integration of useful and relevant scientific information is necessary and critical to enable informed decision-making. This paper describes the main aspects of what has been learned in the process of supporting sustainable water resources planning and management in the semi-arid southwestern United States by means of integrated modeling. Our experience indicates that particular attention must be paid to the proper definition of focus questions, explicit conceptual modeling, a suitable modeling strategy, and a formal scenario analysis approach in order to facilitate the development of “usable” scientific information. We believe that these lessons and insights can be useful to other scientific efforts in the broader area of linking environmental science with decision making.

Yuqiong Liu; Hoshin Gupta; Everett Springer; Thorsten Wagener

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Evaluating case-based decision theory: Predicting empirical patterns of human classification learning  

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Abstract We introduce a computer program which calculates an agent?s optimal behavior according to case-based decision theory (Gilboa and Schmeidler, 1995) and use it to test CBDT against a benchmark set of problems from the psychological literature on human classification learning (Shepard et al., 1961). This allows us to evaluate the efficacy of CBDT as an account of human decision-making on this set of problems. We find: (1) The choice behavior of this program (and therefore case-based decision theory) correctly predicts the empirically observed relative difficulty of problems and speed of learning in human data. (2) ‘Similarity’ (how CBDT decision makers extrapolate from memory) is decreasing in vector distance, consistent with evidence in psychology (Shepard, 1987). (3) The best-fitting parameters suggest humans aspire to an 80 – 85 % success rate, and humans may increase their aspiration level during the experiment. (4) Average similarity is rejected in favor of additive similarity.

Andreas Duus Pape; Kenneth J. Kurtz

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

R:\DECISION\0083.VBH  

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1, 2004 1, 2004 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Initial Agency Decision Name of Case: S.R. Davis Date of Filing: August 7, 2003 Case Number: VBH-0083 S.R. Davis (the Employee) filed a complaint against her former employer, Fluor Fernald, Inc. (the Contractor) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The Employee alleges that she engaged in protected activity and that the Contractor retaliated by subjecting her to two disciplinary actions, a job transfer, and ultimately a separation pursuant to an involuntary separation program. The Employee seeks relief including reinstatement and back-pay. As the decision below indicates, I have concluded that the Contractor would have taken the same actions in the absence of

145

The Foundations of Causal Decision Theory, by James Joyce, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999, Pp. xii + 268. H/b 45.00.  

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The Foundations of Causal Decision Theory, by James Joyce, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press of the recent philosophical literature, including rational decision making and probabilistic theories historical introduction to the topic of decision theory (including an incisive critical discussion of Leonard

Fitelson, Branden

146

Computer-Aided Decision Support  

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intelligence technology to help teams achieve remarkable group collaboration and enhance organizational brainstorming and decision-making. The electronic decision analysis...

147

Decision Summaries | Department of Energy  

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December 13, 2013 Summary of Decisions - December 9, 2013 - December 13, 2013 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)...

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Decision Summaries | Department of Energy  

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Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) December 7, 2012 Summary of Decisions - December 3, 2012 - December 7, 2012 Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR...

149

Decision Science | Argonne National Laboratory  

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to develop and apply the critical decision support methods. Decision support tools help our nation plan our response to potential catastrophes. As a leading developer of these...

150

Quantum decision theory as quantum theory of measurement  

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We present a general theory of quantum information processing devices, that can be applied to human decision makers, to atomic multimode registers, or to molecular high-spin registers. Our quantum decision theory is a generalization of the quantum theory of measurement, endowed with an action ring, a prospect lattice and a probability operator measure. The algebra of probability operators plays the role of the algebra of local observables. Because of the composite nature of prospects and of the entangling properties of the probability operators, quantum interference terms appear, which make actions noncommutative and the prospect probabilities non-additive. The theory provides the basis for explaining a variety of paradoxes typical of the application of classical utility theory to real human decision making. The principal advantage of our approach is that it is formulated as a self-consistent mathematical theory, which allows us to explain not just one effect but actually all known paradoxes in human decision making. Being general, the approach can serve as a tool for characterizing quantum information processing by means of atomic, molecular, and condensed-matter systems.

V. I. Yukalov; D. Sornette

2009-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

151

Anthropic decision theory  

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This paper sets out to solve the Sleeping Beauty problem and various related anthropic (self-locating belief) problems, not through the calculation of anthropic probabilities, but through finding the correct decision to make. Given certain simple assumptions, it turns out to be possible to do so without knowing the underlying anthropic probabilities. Most common anthropic problems are underspecified from the decision perspective, and this can explain some of the differing intuitions in the subject: selfless and selfish agents, total and average utilitarians, will all reach different decisions in the same problem. These results are formalised into an anthropic decision theory, that is then used to solve many anthropic problems and paradoxes, such as the Presumptuous Philosopher, Adam and Eve, and Doomsday problems.

Stuart Armstrong

2011-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

152

Risks of Risk Decisions  

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...manuscript. 17. B. Fischhoff, P. Slovic, S. Lichtenstein, S. Read, B. Combs, Policy Sci...Perspectives on Benefit-Risk Decision Making...20. P. Slovic, B. Fischhoff, S. Lichtenstein, in So-cietal Risk Assessment: How Safe...

Chauncey Starr; Chris Whipple

1980-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

153

Interactions with a Weather-Sensitive Decision Maker: A Case Study Incorporating ENSO Information into a Strategy for Purchasing Natural Gas  

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During the 1997/98 El Niño event, a Northern Illinois University (NIU) faculty member and a group of undergraduate meteorology students interacted with the university's heating plant manager to determine whether climate information and forecast ...

David Changnon; Tamara Creech; Nathan Marsili; William Murrell; Michael Saxinger

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Bayesian decision theoryBayesian decision theory Jean Daunizeau  

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Bayesian decision theoryBayesian decision theory Jean Daunizeau Wellcome Trust CentreFromstatisticalinferencetostatisticaldecision...... estimationmotivationmotivation conclusionBayesian Decision Theory (i) What do we do with posterior pdfs? (ii) How can we learn:Expectedutilitytheory: existenceofautilityfunctionexistenceofautilityfunction estimationmotivationmotivation conclusionBayesian Decision Theory hypothesis testing

Daunizeau, Jean

155

Decision Making, Movement Planning,1 and Statistical Decision Theory2  

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Decision Making, Movement Planning,1 and Statistical Decision Theory2 3 4 Julia Trommershäuser1 decision theory, expected utility theory35 #12;2 36 Abstract37 We discuss behavioral studies directed the behavioral39 tasks in the language of statistical decision theory, we can compare performance in40 equivalent

Maloney, Laurence T.

156

A connection between quantum decision theory and quantum games: The Hamiltonian of Strategic Interaction  

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Abstract Experimental economics and studies in psychology show incompatibilities between human behavior and the perfect rationality assumption which do not fit in classical decision theory, but a more general representation in terms of Hilbert spaces can account for them. This paper integrates previous theoretical works in quantum game theory, Yukalov and Sornette’s quantum decision theory and Pothos and Busemeyer’s quantum cognition model by postulating the Hamiltonian of Strategic Interaction which introduces entanglement in the strategic state of the decision-maker. The Hamiltonian is inherited from the algebraic structure of angular momentum in quantum mechanics and the only required parameter, ? ? ? [ 0 , ? ] , represents the strength of the interaction. We consider it as a non-revealed type of the decision-maker. Considering ? ? to be a continuous random variable, phenomena like learning when participating in repeated games and the influence of the amount of disposable information could be considered as an evolution in the mode and shape of the distribution function f ? ? ( t , I ) . This modeling is motivated by the Eisert–Wilkens–Lewenstein quantization scheme for Prisoner’s Dilemma game and then it is applied in the Ultimatum game, which is not a simultaneous but a sequential game. Even when this non-revealed type ? ? cannot be directly observed, we can compute observable outcomes: the probabilities of offering different amounts of coins and the probability of the different offers being accepted or not by the other player.

Ismael Martínez-Martínez

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

EIS-0236: Record of Decision  

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Record of Decision Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Stockpile Stewardship and Management

158

Character of Environmental Harms: Overcoming Implementation Challenges with Policy Makers and Regulators  

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Here we present a policy-level framework intended to support strategic decision processes concerning environmental risks within the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). ... They straddle issues as varied in scale as the environmental release of engineered nanomaterials to the global challenges of climate change. ... Review and challenge were received from (i) senior policy “owners” with direct responsibility for the risks being evaluated; (ii) critical challenge from a group of senior policy specialists within specific fields; (iii) management board representatives with an interest in the use and application of SRA outputs during executive discussions; and (iv) technical risk analysts at distance from development of the tool, but with expertise in environmental risk analysis. ...

George Prpich; Jens Evans; Phil Irving; Jérôme Dagonneau; James Hutchinson; Sophie Rocks; Edgar Black; Simon J. T. Pollard

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

159

A rough set-based game theoretical approach for environmental decision-making: A case of offshore oil and gas operations  

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Environmental decision-making in offshore oil and gas (OOG) operations can be extremely complex due to conflicting objectives or criteria, availability of vague and uncertain information, and interdependency among multiple decision-makers. Most existing studies ignore conflicting preferences and strategic interactions among decision-makers. This paper presents a game theoretical approach to solve multi-criteria conflict resolution problem under constrained and uncertain environments. Uncertainties in the quantification of imprecise data are expressed using rough numbers. A multi-criteria game is developed to model a decision problem in which three groups of decision-makers (i.e., operators, regulators and service engineers) are involved. This game is solved using the generalized maximin solution concept. With the solution (i.e., optimal weights of the criteria), the rough numbers can be aggregated to an expected payoff for each alternative. Finally, the weights of upper and lower limits of a rough number are employed to transform the expected payoff into a crisp score, based on which all alternatives are ranked to identify the best one. A numerical example is outlined to demonstrate the application of the proposed method to the selection of management scenarios of drilling wastes.

Ming Yang; Faisal I. Khan; Rehan Sadiq; Paul Amyotte

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Application of the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process to the lead-free equipment selection decision  

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After 1 July 2006, a major challenge that the manufacturing industry has to confront now is the effect of the lead-free equipment system selection process on companies' capital expenditure decision. With capital investment, the criteria may be financial (e.g. expected cash flows) and non-financial (e.g. product quality). We use a systems approach with the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP) method as the decision support system to help decision makers making better choices both in relation to tangible criteria and intangible criteria. Fuzzy set theory will be utilised to provide an effective way of dealing with the uncertainty of human subjective interpretation of tangible and intangible criteria.

Yu-Cheng Tang; Thomas W. Lin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Fan Energy Savings Decisions  

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Axial fans are used for thousands of industrial applications consuming millions of kilowatts daily. The decision that saves dollars is to either automatically change fan speed or change blade pitch to save up to 50 percent of consumed power over a...

Monroe, R. C.

162

2014-06-09 Issuance: Energy Conservation Standards for Automatic Commercial Ice Makers; Notice of Public Meeting  

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This document is a pre-publication Federal Register Notice of Public Meeting regarding Energy Conservation Standards for Automatic Commercial Ice Maker, as issued by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency on June 9, 2014. Though it is not intended or expected, should any discrepancy occur between the document posted here and the document published in the Federal Register, the Federal Register publication controls. This document is being made available through the Internet solely as a means to facilitate the public's access to this document.

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EIS-0026: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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EIS-0026: Record of Decision EIS-0026: Record of Decision EIS-0026: Record of Decision Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Disposal Phase The Department of Energy (DOE or Department) is issuing this record of its decision to dispose of transuranic (TRU) waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a mined repository located 2,100 feet below the surface in an ancient salt deposit near Carlsbad, New Mexico. Under this decision, DOE will dispose of up to 175,600 cubic meters (6.2 million cubic feet) of TRU waste generated by defense activities at WIPP after preparation (i.e., treatment, as necessary, including packaging) to meet WIPP's waste acceptance criteria. Record of Decision for the Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Disposal Phase, (January 1998) More Documents & Publications

164

Decision insight into stakeholder conflict for ERN.  

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Participatory modeling has become an important tool in facilitating resource decision making and dispute resolution. Approaches to modeling that are commonly used in this context often do not adequately account for important human factors. Current techniques provide insights into how certain human activities and variables affect resource outcomes; however, they do not directly simulate the complex variables that shape how, why, and under what conditions different human agents behave in ways that affect resources and human interactions related to them. Current approaches also do not adequately reveal how the effects of individual decisions scale up to have systemic level effects in complex resource systems. This lack of integration prevents the development of more robust models to support decision making and dispute resolution processes. Development of integrated tools is further hampered by the fact that collection of primary data for decision-making modeling is costly and time consuming. This project seeks to develop a new approach to resource modeling that incorporates both technical and behavioral modeling techniques into a single decision-making architecture. The modeling platform is enhanced by use of traditional and advanced processes and tools for expedited data capture. Specific objectives of the project are: (1) Develop a proof of concept for a new technical approach to resource modeling that combines the computational techniques of system dynamics and agent based modeling, (2) Develop an iterative, participatory modeling process supported with traditional and advance data capture techniques that may be utilized to facilitate decision making, dispute resolution, and collaborative learning processes, and (3) Examine potential applications of this technology and process. The development of this decision support architecture included both the engineering of the technology and the development of a participatory method to build and apply the technology. Stakeholder interaction with the model and associated data capture was facilitated through two very different modes of engagement, one a standard interface involving radio buttons, slider bars, graphs and plots, while the other utilized an immersive serious gaming interface. The decision support architecture developed through this project was piloted in the Middle Rio Grande Basin to examine how these tools might be utilized to promote enhanced understanding and decision-making in the context of complex water resource management issues. Potential applications of this architecture and its capacity to lead to enhanced understanding and decision-making was assessed through qualitative interviews with study participants who represented key stakeholders in the basin.

Siirola, John; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll; Benz, Zachary O.; Stansbury, Melanie; Richards, Elizabeth H.; Turnley, Jessica Glicken (Galisteo Consulting); Warrender, Christina E.; Morrow, James Dan

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Decision Summaries | Department of Energy  

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March 7, 2014 Summary of Decisions - March 3, 2014 - March 7, 2014 Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) February 21,...

166

Multi-criteria decision support for sustainability assessment of manufacturing system reuse  

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A common practice in developing countries is to import used manufacturing systems, and reuse them for further production periods. Sustainability assessment of manufacturing system reuse is the research focus of this paper. A multi criteria decision approach is developed to assess the benefits of reusing a manufacturing system in a developing country from the point of view of the three pillars of sustainability; namely economical, environmental, and societal. Low cost of labour and energy in developing countries makes reuse of manufacturing systems more feasible from a sustainability point of view. A survey conducted to this end shows that economic sustainability is the main focus of decision makers in these regions, while environment has the least significance. These findings warn legislators and policy makers and should be taken as a warning signal to put more pressure and stricter regulations to promote environmental sustainability. The proposed model was verified through a case study; decision arrived at using the model agrees with common industrial practice in the region.

A. Ziout; A. Azab; S. Altarazi; W.H. ElMaraghy

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

DECISION AND ORDER  

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, 2004 , 2004 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Decision of the Director Name of Petitioner: Charles L. Evans Date of Filing: May 17, 2004 Case Number: TBU-0026 Charles Evans, a former employee of Fluor Hanford Inc. (Fluor), a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, appeals the DOE Richland Operations Office=s (Richland) dismissal of the whistleblower complaint he filed against Fluor under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. I. BACKGROUND A. The DOE=s Contractor Employee Protection Program The DOE=s Contractor Employee Protection Program was established to safeguard Apublic and employee health and safety; ensur[e] compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations; and prevent[] fraud, mismanagement, waste and abuse@ at DOE=s government-owned, contractor-operated facilities. 57 Fed. Reg.

168

Stocking Rate Decisions  

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to predict potential forage shortfalls, determine the im- pact of the decision on finances and other ranch re- sources, and make any necessary adjustments before the forage resource is harmed or financial problems occur. Through adequate planning and periodic... rates with limited knowledge of future forage and market conditions. But they can use past records, experience and range surveys to make realistic projections of forage and market conditions (Figure 3). Then, the planned stock- ing rate should...

White, Larry D.; McGinty, Allan

1999-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

169

Which decision theory?  

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Abstract A new laboratory experiment is designed to identify the best theories for describing decisions under risk. The experimental design has two noteworthy features: a representative sample of binary choice problems (for fair comparison across theories) and a lottery set with a small number of outcomes and probabilities (for ease of non-parametric estimation). We find that a simple heuristic, rank-dependent utility and expected utility theory provide the best goodness of fit.

Pavlo Blavatskyy

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Epistemic Decision Theory Hilary Greaves  

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Epistemic Decision Theory Hilary Greaves Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford hilary an epistemic decision theory, in a consequentialist spirit. Previous work has focused on cases in which and causal decision theory, and of the Newcomb Problem and `Psychopath Button' Problem. A variant of causal

Fitelson, Branden

171

Decision Theory with Prospect Interference and Entanglement  

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We present a novel variant of decision making based on the mathematical theory of separable Hilbert spaces. This mathematical structure captures the effect of superposition of composite prospects, including many incorporated intentions, which allows us to describe a variety of interesting fallacies and anomalies that have been reported to particularize the decision making of real human beings. The theory characterizes entangled decision making, non-commutativity of subsequent decisions, and intention interference. We demonstrate how the violation of the Savage's sure-thing principle, known as the disjunction effect, can be explained quantitatively as a result of the interference of intentions, when making decisions under uncertainty. The disjunction effects, observed in experiments, are accurately predicted using a theorem on interference alternation that we derive, which connects aversion-to-uncertainty to the appearance of negative interference terms suppressing the probability of actions. The conjunction fallacy is also explained by the presence of the interference terms. A series of experiments are analysed and shown to be in excellent agreement with a priori evaluation of interference effects. The conjunction fallacy is also shown to be a sufficient condition for the disjunction effect and novel experiments testing the combined interplay between the two effects are suggested.

V. I. Yukalov; D. Sornette

2011-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

172

Using knowledge in a complex decision-making process – Evidence and principles from the Danish Houting project's ecosystem-based management approach  

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Abstract In ecosystem-based management (EBM), the use of knowledge is considered an important means to reach sound decisions. However, EBM approaches typically entail complex decision-making processes, involving multiple actors and policy levels. Hence, it is questionable whether and how knowledge can be used as a means to reach sound decisions. This paper explores and evaluates the knowledge governance employed by decision-makers to successfully implement EBM in a complex setting. Conclusions are drawn from a case study based on 30 qualitative interviews, document analysis, and observational participation in Denmark's second largest river restoration project, the Houting project. Our findings suggest that disjointed knowledge governance, knowledge bases acknowledging different values and interests, and the use of experiments were crucial to the success, but at the same time partly restricted the quality, of decision-making in the project. Several suggestions are made on how to compensate for the shortcomings identified.

Diana Giebels; Arwin van Buuren; Jurian Edelenbos

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Implementing Motor Decision Plans  

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Implementing Motor Decision Plans R. Neal Elliott, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Associate American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Washington, DC Abstract The first step to reducing energy costs and increasing reliability in motors... is chosen with limited regard to the short or long-tenn cost. This paper discusses how to develop a plan appropriate to the needs of a particular facility. Introduction In most cases, the opportunity to install a more efficient motor isO available...

Elliott, R. N.

174

Meals included in Conference Registrations  

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Meals included in Conference Registrations Meals included as part of the cost of a conference the most reasonable rates are obtained. Deluxe hotels and motels should be avoided. GSA rates have been for Georgia high cost areas. 75% of these amounts would be $21 for non- high cost areas and $27 for high cost

Arnold, Jonathan

175

EIS-0240: Amended Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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40: Amended Record of Decision 40: Amended Record of Decision EIS-0240: Amended Record of Decision Disposition of Surplus Highly Enriched Uranium The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is amending the August 5, 1996, Record of Decision (the 1996 ROD) (61 FR 40619) for the Disposition of Surplus Highly Enriched Uranium Environmental Impact Statement (HEU EIS) (DOE/EIS-0240). The 1996 ROD included DOE's decision to implement a program to render a nominal 200 metric tons of surplus highly-enriched uranium (HEU) non-weapons-usable by blending it down to low-enriched uranium (LEU) and selling as much of the resulting LEU as possible (up to 85 percent) for use as reactor fuel. In 2007, NNSA prepared a Supplement Analysis (DOE/EIS-0240-SA1) to the HEU EIS but

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EIS-0286: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision Record of Decision EIS-0286: Record of Decision Solid Waste Program, Hanford Site, Richland, WA: Storage and Treatment of Low-Level Waste and Mixed Low-Level Waste; Disposal of Low-Level Waste and Mixed Low-Level Waste, and Storage, Processing, and Certification of Transuranic Waste for Shipment to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is making decisions regarding low-level radioactive waste (LLW), mixed low-level waste (MLLW), which contains both radioactive and chemically hazardous components, and transuranic (TRU) waste (including mixed TRU waste) at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. Record of Decision for the Solid Waste Program, Hanford Site, Richland, WA: Storage and Treatment of Low-Level Waste and Mixed Low-Level Waste;

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Decision Summaries | Department of Energy  

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Appliances & Electronics Search link to facebook link to twitter Email Signup Sign up for updates Go Search form Search Appliances & Electronics You are here Home Decision...

178

Solar Site Screening Decision Tree  

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The solar site screening decision tree guides users through a process for screening sites for their suitability for future redevelopment with solar photovoltaic energy. EPA encourages the...

179

E-Print Network 3.0 - action decision document Sample Search...  

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should include reason(s) and documentation why disciplinary action... concerns or decisions that warrant further review. Step Four: Final ... Source: Boise State...

180

Waste-to-energy: Decision making and the decisions made  

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During the early 1980s, it was projected that waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities would manage as much as half of all municipal solid waste by the turn of the century. However, during the latter part of the 1980s, the cancellation rate for WTE facilities grew to the point that the portion of the waste stream WTE will handle in the long-term future is less certain. This study, conducted as part of a larger study, identifies factors that influence municipalities, decisions regarding WTE. This study takes a broad perspective about decision-making within communities, emphasizing the context within which decisions were made and the decision-making process. It does not seek to judge the correctness of the decisions.

Schexnayder, S.M. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States)); Wolfe, A.K. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States))

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Waste-to-energy: Decision making and the decisions made  

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During the early 1980s, it was projected that waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities would manage as much as half of all municipal solid waste by the turn of the century. However, during the latter part of the 1980s, the cancellation rate for WTE facilities grew to the point that the portion of the waste stream WTE will handle in the long-term future is less certain. This study, conducted as part of a larger study, identifies factors that influence municipalities, decisions regarding WTE. This study takes a broad perspective about decision-making within communities, emphasizing the context within which decisions were made and the decision-making process. It does not seek to judge the correctness of the decisions.

Schexnayder, S.M. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States); Wolfe, A.K. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Sensitivity Analysis for Decision Boundaries  

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A novel approach is presented to visualize and analyze decision boundaries for feedforward neural networks. First order sensitivity analysis of the neural network output function with respect to input perturbations is used to visualize the position ... Keywords: decision boundary, feature extraction, feedforward neural network, irrelevant parameters, pruning, sensitivity analysis

A. P. Engelbrecht

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Wildlife Mitigation Program Record of Decision; 06April1997  

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Wildlife Mitigation Program Record of Decision Wildlife Mitigation Program Record of Decision SUMMARY Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to adopt a set of prescriptions (goals, strategies, and procedural requirements) that apply to future BPA-funded wildlife mitigation projects. Various sourcesincluding Indian tribes, state agencies, property owners, private conservation groups, or other Federal agenciespropose wildlife mitigation projects to the Northwest Power Planning Council (Council) for BPA funding. Following independent scientific and public reviews, Council then selects projects to recommend for BPA funding. BPA adopts this set of prescriptions to standardize the planning and implementation of individual wildlife mitigation projects. This decision is based on consideration of potential environmental

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R:\DECISION\0060.VBX  

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DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) reviewed both decisions, DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) reviewed both decisions, pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by which NNSA authorized OHA to adjudicate for NNSA whistleblower complaints brought by employees of NNSA contractors under 10 CFR Part 708. Under the MOU, NNSA is responsible for implementing a final decision issued under Part 708. March 28, 2003 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Supplemental Order Name of Petitioner: Robert Burd Date of Filing: March 13, 2003 Case Number: VBX-0060 On November 16, 2001, BWXT Pantex, as successor to Mason & Hanger Corporation (M&H) (collectively referred to as "the contractor"), filed an appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued by an Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Hearing Officer under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee

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Chapter 4 - Air Pollution Decision Tools  

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Abstract Different types of information must be evaluated and integrated to support means of addressing air pollution. Evidence-based is compared to precaution-based air pollution risk assessment. The entire spectrum of risk-based decision making is considered, including risk perception. Air pollution statistics and probability are discussed using examples and case studies, including radon, “black swan events”, toxic clouds such as the one in Bhopal, India and explosions and fires such as the one caused by the derailment in Lac-Mégantic in eastern Quebec, Canada.

Daniel Vallero

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical Decision Theory: Concepts, Methods and Applications  

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Statistical Decision Theory: Concepts, Methods and Applications (Special topics in Probabilistic Mazumder 950116380 #12;Part I: Decision Theory ­ Concepts and Methods 1 Part I: DECISION THEORY - Concepts and Methods Decision theory as the name would imply is concerned with the process of making decisions

Rosenthal, Jeffrey S.

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Automatic Commercial Ice Makers  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Department of Energy (DOE) develops standardized data templates for reporting the results of tests conducted in accordance with current DOE test procedures. Templates may be used by third-party laboratories under contract with DOE that conduct testing in support of ENERGY STAR® verification, DOE rulemakings, and enforcement of the federal energy conservation standards.

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Sponsorship includes: Agriculture in the  

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Sponsorship includes: · Agriculture in the Classroom · Douglas County Farm Bureau · Gifford Farm · University of Nebraska Agricultural Research and Development Center · University of Nebraska- Lincoln Awareness Coalition is to help youth, primarily from urban communities, become aware of agriculture

Nebraska-Lincoln, University of

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Decision Theory under Complex Uncertainty Durham 15 May 2008  

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Decision Theory under Complex Uncertainty Durham 15 May 2008 Decision Theory under Complex #12;Decision Theory under Complex Uncertainty Durham 15 May 2008 Decision Theory under Complex Robert Hable University of Bayreuth #12;Decision Theory under Complex Uncertainty Decision Theory

Hable, Robert

190

Deputy Secretary Decision Remanding VWA-0005 Decision and Order  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

DANIEL HOLSINGER, Complainant DANIEL HOLSINGER, Complainant v. K-RAY SECURITY, INC., Respondent. OHA Case No. LWA-0005, LWA-0009 DECISION REVERSING AND REMANDING INITIAL AGENCY DECISION This is a request for review by K-Ray Security, Inc., from the Initial Agency Decision by the Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA"), finding that reinstatement of Mr. Holsinger as a security guard is a necessary and appropriate action to effect full relief for a retaliatory termination made by the previous security contractor, Watkins Security Agency, Inc., ("WSA"). Based upon my review of the regulatory language, the relevant case law, and the entire record, I conclude that OHA's decision is incorrect. Mr. Holsinger filed a complaint with the Office of Contractor Employee Protection ("OCEP") on October 7, 1994. R. 103-106. He

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Deputy Secretary Decision Reversing LWA-0003 Decision and Order  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

MEHTA, Complainant MEHTA, Complainant v. UNIVERSITIES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, Respondent. OHA Case No.LWA-0003, LWZ-0023 FINAL DECISION AND ORDER This is an appeal by respondent Universities Research Association ("URA"), from the Initial Agency Decision by the Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA") finding that the complainant, Dr. Naresh C. Mehta, a scientist formerly employed by URA, had established that his disclosures of mismanagement were a contributing factor in URA's December 16, 1992, decision to terminate his employment. The Initial Agency Decision also reaffirmed OHA's previous denial of URA's motion to dismiss based on lack of jurisdiction under 10 C.F.R. Part 708. 1. On appeal, URA requests reconsideration of its motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds. URA contends that applying DOE's

192

Interactions between learning and decision making  

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We quantify the effects of learning and decision making on each other in three parts. In the first part, we look at how knowledge about decision making can influence learning. Let the decision cost be the amount spent by ...

Tulabandhula, Theja

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contributions to risk-informed decision making  

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Risk-informed decision-making (RIDM) is a formal process that assists stakeholders make decisions in the face of uncertainty. At MIT, a tool known as the Analytic Deliberative Decision Making Process (ADP) has been under ...

Elliott, Michael A. (Michael Alfred)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision Theory Models of Information and Consideration  

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with states of mind. Theory and Decision, 53:1–26, 2007a. N.sequential rationality. Theory and Decision, 62 (2):119–134,for paired comparison. Theory and Decision, 52(1):29–71,

Lleras, Juan Sebastian

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk decision analysis in emergency response: A method based on cumulative prospect theory  

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Emergency response of a disaster is generally a risk decision-making problem with multiple states. In emergency response analysis, it is necessary to consider decision-maker's (DM's) psychological behavior such as reference dependence, loss aversion and judgmental distortion, whereas DM's behavior is neglected in the existing studies on emergency response. In this paper, a risk decision analysis method based on cumulative prospect theory (CPT) is proposed to solve the risk decision-making problem in emergency response. The formulation and solution procedure of the studied emergency response problem are given. Then, according to CPT, the values of potential response results concerning each criterion are calculated. Consider the interdependence or conflict among criteria, Choquet integral is used to determine the values of each potential response result. Accordingly, the weights of probabilities of all potential response results are calculated. Furthermore, by aggregating the values and weights of response results, the prospect value of each response action (alternative) is determined, and overall prospect value of each response action is obtained by aggregating the prospect value and the cost of each action. According to the obtained overall prospect values, a ranking of all response actions can be determined. Finally, based on the background of emergency evacuation from barrier lake downstream villages, an example is given to illustrate the feasibility and validity of the proposed method.

Yang Liu; Zhi-Ping Fan; Yao Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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R:\DECISION\0062.VBH  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

3, 2002 3, 2002 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Sue Rice Gossett Date of Filing: May 25, 2001 Case Number: VBH-0062 This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Sue Rice Gossett (Gossett) against her former employer, the Safety and Ecology Corporation (SEC), under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, which is codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. SEC is a sub-contractor of Bechtel Jacobs Corporation (BJC), the DOE's Managing Contractor at the Portsmouth Site in Piketon, Ohio (Portsmouth). In an Interlocutory Decision dated May 8, 2002, I determined that SEC had retaliated against Gossett for engaging in protected activity and that therefore Gossett is entitled to relief. Accordingly,

197

Three essays in decision making  

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This dissertation is composed of three essays about consumer judgment and decision making. In Essay 1, I develop a novel explanation for the well-known endowment effect - the tendency for owners to value goods more than ...

Weaver, Ray, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Score Fusion and Decision Fusion  

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Score fusion is a paradigm, which calculates similarity scores ... then combines the two scores according to a fusion formula, e.g., the overall score ... mean of the two modality scores. Decision fusion is a par...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quantum probability from decision theory?  

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...128. Cox, R. T. 1946 Probability, frequency, and reasonable...Finetti, B. 1972 Theory of probability, vols I and II. Wiley...1999 Quantum theory of probability and decisions. Proc. R...1972 The foundations of statistics. Dover. Von Neumann, J...

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DS-0001 Deputy Secretary Decision  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

RONALD A. SORRI, Complainant v. L&M TECHNOLOGIES INC. AND SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES, Respondents. OHA Case No. LWA-0001 FINAL DECISION AND ORDER On December 16, 1993, the Office...

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Decision-Based Design Framework  

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With methods for modeling designer preference and customer preference presented in Chaps. 2 and 3, respectively, the decision-based design (DBD) framework and taxonomy is fully developed in this chapter. DBD i...

Wei Chen; Christopher Hoyle; Henk Jan Wassenaar

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Artificial Intelligence Decision and Information  

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(Sk+3000,000) EU(decline bet) = U(S k+1000,000) not that different Bottom Line: the utility U of money Intellige Decision: What Door to Open? Artificial Intelligence ­ p.3/26 Bottom Line Clear: decision about preference by a numerical utility function U. For outcomes A, B U(A) > U(B) A B U(A) = U(B) A B Artificial

Polani, Daniel

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Appendix F Cultural Resources, Including  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Appendix F Appendix F Cultural Resources, Including Section 106 Consultation STATE OF CALIFORNIA - THE RESOURCES AGENCY EDMUND G. BROWN, JR., Governor OFFICE OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION 1725 23 rd Street, Suite 100 SACRAMENTO, CA 95816-7100 (916) 445-7000 Fax: (916) 445-7053 calshpo@parks.ca.gov www.ohp.parks.ca.gov June 14, 2011 Reply in Reference To: DOE110407A Angela Colamaria Loan Programs Office Environmental Compliance Division Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave SW, LP-10 Washington, DC 20585 Re: Topaz Solar Farm, San Luis Obispo County, California Dear Ms. Colamaria: Thank you for seeking my consultation regarding the above noted undertaking. Pursuant to 36 CFR Part 800 (as amended 8-05-04) regulations implementing Section

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EIS-0387: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Record of Decision Record of Decision EIS-0387: Record of Decision Y-12 National Security Complex The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing this Record of Decision (ROD) for the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee based on information and analyses contained in the Final Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Y-12 National Security Complex, DOE/EIS-0387 (Y-12 Final SWEIS, Y-12 SWEIS or 2011 Y- 12 SWEIS) issued on March 4, 2011; comments on the Draft and Final Y-12 SWEIS; and other factors, including costs, security considerations and the missions of NNSA. EIS-0387_ROD_2011.pdf More Documents & Publications EA-0387: DOE Notice of Availability of the Final Site-Wide Environmental

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Defense Office of Hearings & Appeals Decisions-Transportation and  

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Transportation and Transportation and Contractual Claim Decisions 1997 Law Data/Tools Law You are here Data.gov » Communities » Law » Data Defense Office of Hearings & Appeals Decisions-Transportation and Contractual Claim Decisions 1997 Dataset Summary Description decisions involve a carrier's dispute over whether it is liable for transit loss or damage. They also include all kinds of quasi-contractual disputes which are settled under Section 3702 of title 31 of the United States Code. Tags {military,contractors,claims,transportation,damage} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet Ease of Access 0 No votes yet Dataset Additional Information Last Updated V35 Publisher Department of Defense Contact Name Contact Email dohastatus@osdgc.osd.mil

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EIS-0473: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

3: Record of Decision 3: Record of Decision EIS-0473: Record of Decision W.A. Parish Post-Combustion CO2 Capture and Sequestration Project, Fort Bend County, Texas DOE announces its decision to provide cost-shared funding to NRG Energy, Inc. for the W.A. Parish Post-Combustion CO2 Capture and Sequestration Project (Parish PCCS Project) under DOE's Clean Coal Power Initiative Program. DOE prepared an environmental impact statement to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with DOE's proposed action of providing financial assistance for the Parish PCCS Project. DOE has decided to implement the proposed action and will provide limited financial assistance through a cooperative agreement with NRG for the Parish PCCS Project, which will include a new post-combustion carbon dioxide capture

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Summary of Decisions - November 12, 2012 - November 16, 2012 | Department  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Summary of Decisions - November 12, 2012 - November 16, 2012 Summary of Decisions - November 12, 2012 - November 16, 2012 Summary of Decisions - November 12, 2012 - November 16, 2012 November 16, 2012 - 2:26pm Addthis Personnel Security Hearing (10 CFR Part 710) On November 15, 2012, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual should be granted authorization access. A Local Security Office denied the individual a security clearance because (1) during the five-year period that the individual attended a university his use of alcohol regularly resulted in his intoxication, including at least 100 instances in which the individual either passed-out or blacked-out and two instances in which law enforcement officers were involved and (2) the individual had been diagnosed with Alcohol-Related

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EIS-0310: Amended Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

10: Amended Record of Decision 10: Amended Record of Decision EIS-0310: Amended Record of Decision Accomplishing Expanded Civilian Nuclear Energy Research and Development and Isotope Production Missions in the United States The Department of Energy (DOE) is amending its Record of Decision (ROD) (66 FR 7877, January 26, 2001) for its Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Accomplishing Expanded Civilian Nuclear Energy Research and Development and Isotope Production Missions in the United States, Including the Role of the Fast Flux Test Facility (Nuclear Infrastructure (NI) PEIS). DOE had decided to transport neptunium-237 (Np-237), after conversion to neptunium oxide (NpO2), from DOE's Savannah River Site (SRS) to the Radiochemical Engineering Development Center (REDC) at the Oak Ridge

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Countries Gasoline Prices Including Taxes  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Countries (U.S. dollars per gallon, including taxes) Countries (U.S. dollars per gallon, including taxes) Date Belgium France Germany Italy Netherlands UK US 01/13/14 7.83 7.76 7.90 8.91 8.76 8.11 3.68 01/06/14 8.00 7.78 7.94 8.92 8.74 8.09 3.69 12/30/13 NA NA NA NA NA NA 3.68 12/23/13 NA NA NA NA NA NA 3.63 12/16/13 7.86 7.79 8.05 9.00 8.78 8.08 3.61 12/9/13 7.95 7.81 8.14 8.99 8.80 8.12 3.63 12/2/13 7.91 7.68 8.07 8.85 8.68 8.08 3.64 11/25/13 7.69 7.61 8.07 8.77 8.63 7.97 3.65 11/18/13 7.99 7.54 8.00 8.70 8.57 7.92 3.57 11/11/13 7.63 7.44 7.79 8.63 8.46 7.85 3.55 11/4/13 7.70 7.51 7.98 8.70 8.59 7.86 3.61 10/28/13 8.02 7.74 8.08 8.96 8.79 8.04 3.64 10/21/13 7.91 7.71 8.11 8.94 8.80 8.05 3.70 10/14/13 7.88 7.62 8.05 8.87 8.74 7.97 3.69

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Content of the lecture GDRI AlgoDec Algorithmic Decision Theory Decision aiding Bibliography Algorithmic Decision Theory  

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Content of the lecture GDRI AlgoDec Algorithmic Decision Theory Decision aiding Bibliography Algorithmic Decision Theory Raymond Bisdorff Computer Science and Communications RU Faculty of Sciences'2012, Kolkata December 2012 1 / 40 Content of the lecture GDRI AlgoDec Algorithmic Decision Theory

Bisdorff, Raymond

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Deputy Secretary Decision Affirming Decision as Modified, January 19, 2000  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Daniel Holsinger, Complainant, v. K-Ray Security, Inc., Respondent OHA Case Nos. VWC-0001 and VWC-0002 Daniel Holsinger, Complainant, v. K-Ray Security, Inc., Respondent OHA Case Nos. VWC-0001 and VWC-0002 DECISION AFFIRMING AGENCY DECISION AS MODIFIED Issued: January 19, 2000 This is a request for review by K-Ray Security, Inc., the current security operations contractor at DOE's Federal Energy Technology Center ("FETC"), of the Decision of the Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA") on remand from the Deputy Secretary adhering, after an additional evidentiary hearing and an assessment of the equities, to its earlier finding that reinstatement of Complainant Holsinger as a security guard is a necessary and appropriate action to effect full relief, even though it was the prior security contractor, Watkins Security Agency, Inc., ("WSA") that was found to have committed the act of reprisal

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DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Interlocutory Decision  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

8, 2002 8, 2002 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Interlocutory Decision Name of Petitioner: Sue Rice Gossett Date of Filing: May 25, 2001 Case Number: VBZ-0062 This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Sue Rice Gossett (Gossett) against her former employer, the Safety and Ecology Corporation (SEC), under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, which is codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. SEC is a sub-contractor of Bechtel Jacobs Corporation (BJC), the DOE's Managing Contractor at the Portsmouth Site in Piketon, Ohio (Portsmouth). Gossett alleges that she engaged in activity protected by Part 708 and, as a result, was retaliated against by SEC. As discussed below, I have determined that Gossett is entitled to

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Investigation of Public Discourse Methods in Energy Policy Decision-Making: A Summary of What You Told Us and What We Learned  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The ground is littered with projects that failed because of strong public opposition, including natural gas and coal power plants proposed in Idaho over the past several years. This joint project , of the Idaho National Laboratory, Boise State University, Idaho State University and University of Idaho has aimed to add to the tool box to reduce project risk through encouraging the public to engage in more critical thought and be more actively involved in public or social issues. Early in a project, project managers and decision-makers can talk with no one, pro and con stakeholder groups, or members of the public. Experience has shown that talking with no one outside of the project incurs high risk because opposition stakeholders have many means to stop most (if not all) energy projects. Talking with organized stakeholder groups provides some risk reduction from mutual learning, but organized groups tend not to change positions except under conditions of a negotiated settlement. Achieving a negotiated settlement may be impossible. Furthermore, opposition often arises outside pre-existing groups. Standard public polling provides some information but does not reveal underlying motivations, intensity of attitudes, etc. Improved methods are needed that probe deeper into stakeholder (organized groups and members of the public) values and beliefs (sometimes called /heuristics) to increase the potential for change of opinions and/or out-of-box solutions. The term “heuristics” refers to the mental short-cuts, underlying beliefs, and paradigms that everyone uses to filter and interpret information, to interpret what is around us, and to guide our actions and decisions. This document is the final report of a 3-year effort to test different public discourse methods in the subject area of energy policy decision-making. We analyzed 504 mail-in surveys and 80 participants in groups on the Boise State University campus for their preference, financial support, and evaluations of eight attributes for energy conservation and efficiency, fossil fuels, nuclear energy, hydropower, and renewable energy. All participants saw a 7-person diverse energy expert panel. Some participants attended deliberation sessions; some received a 35-page briefing document that included pros and cons of the different energy options.

Analysis Team; Eileen DeShazo; John Freemuth; Tina Giannini; Troy Hall; Ann Hunter; Jeffrey C. Joe; Michael Louis; Carole Nemnich; Jennie Newman; Steven J. Piet; Stephen Sorensen; Paulina Starkey; Kendella Vogt; Patrick Wilson

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Decision Theoretic Approach to Evaluate Radiation Detection Algorithms  

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There are a variety of sensor systems deployed at U.S. border crossings and ports of entry that scan for illicit nuclear material. In this work, we develop a framework for comparing the performance of detection algorithms that interpret the output of these scans and determine when secondary screening is needed. We optimize each algorithm to minimize its risk, or expected loss. We measure an algorithm’s risk by considering its performance over a sample, the probability distribution of threat sources, and the consequence of detection errors. While it is common to optimize algorithms by fixing one error rate and minimizing another, our framework allows one to simultaneously consider multiple types of detection errors. Our framework is flexible and easily adapted to many different assumptions regarding the probability of a vehicle containing illicit material, and the relative consequences of a false positive and false negative errors. Our methods can therefore inform decision makers of the algorithm family and parameter values which best reduce the threat from illicit nuclear material, given their understanding of the environment at any point in time. To illustrate the applicability of our methods, in this paper, we compare the risk from two families of detection algorithms and discuss the policy implications of our results.

Nobles, Mallory A.; Sego, Landon H.; Cooley, Scott K.; Gosink, Luke J.; Anderson, Richard M.; Hays, Spencer E.; Tardiff, Mark F.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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R:\DECISION\0084.VBZ  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

September 24, 2003 September 24, 2003 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Interlocutory Order Name of Petitioner: Steven F. Collier Date of Filing: June 11, 2003 Case Number: VBZ-0084 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on May 20, 2003, involving a Complaint filed by Steven F. Collier (Collier or the Complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In his Complaint, Collier claims that Fluor Fernald, Inc. (FFI), the prime contractor operating the DOE's Fernald, Ohio site and his former direct employer, Coleman Research Corporation (CRC), an FFI subcontractor, terminated him in retaliation for making disclosures that are protected under Part 708. The termination came

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R:\DECISION\0084.VBH  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

, 2003 , 2003 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Steven F. Collier Date of Filing: July 1, 2002 Case Number: VBH-0084 This Decision involves a whistleblower complaint that Steven F. Collier filed under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program. From December 1994 through February 2002, Mr. Collier was employed by Coleman Research Corporation (CRC), a subcontractor of Fluor Fernald, Inc. (FFI), at the DOE's Fernald, Ohio site. Mr. Collier alleges that CRC and FFI management retaliated against him for activity protected under the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. I. Background A. The DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program The DOE's Contractor Employee Protection Program was established to safeguard "public and employee

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R:\DECISION\0082.VBA  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Complainant also named the Regents of the University of Complainant also named the Regents of the University of California (UC) in her complaint. UC managed and operated LLNL for the United States government under a contract between the Regents of UC and the DOE. August 21, 2002 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner: Janet K. Benson Date of Filing: June 10, 2002 Case Number: VBA-0082 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on May 22, 2002, involving a Complaint filed by Janet K. Benson (Benson or the Complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In her Complaint, Benson claims that her former employer, Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL or the Laboratory), retaliated against her for engaging in activity

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R:\DECISION\0086.VBA  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

5, 2004 5, 2004 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner: Elaine M. Blakely Date of Filing: July 9, 2003 Case Number: VBA-0086 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on June 25, 2003, involving a Complaint filed by Elaine M. Blakely (Blakely or the Complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In her Complaint, Blakely claims that her former employer, DOE contractor Fluor Fernald, Inc. (FFI or the contractor), retaliated against her for engaging in activity that is protected by Part 708. In the IAD, an Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Hearing Officer determined that Blakely engaged in activity that is protected under Part 708,

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R:\DECISION\0007.TBH  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

2003 2003 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Gary S. Vander Boegh Date of Filing: November 20, 2002 Case Number: TBH-0007 This Initial Agency Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Mr. Gary S. Vander Boegh (also referred to as the Complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Mr. Vander Boegh holds the position of Landfill Manager at the C-746-U Landfill for the DOE's Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (the "Paducah Plant") located outside of Paducah, Kentucky. He is an employee of WESKEM, LLC (WESKEM), a subcontractor for Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC (BJC). BJC is the management and integration (M&I) contractor for the Paducah Plant, and WESKEM

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Decision SupportDecision Support JoJozzef Stefanef Stefan International Postgraduate SchoolInternational Postgraduate School, Ljubljana, Ljubljana  

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or what is making decisions? computerman · decision theory · utility theory ... · cognitive sciences Sciences Who or what is making decisions? computerman · decision theory · utility theory ... · cognitive = )()( buauba > Decision TheoryDecision Theory Decision table: Types of decisions: · Certainty: all relevant

Bohanec, Marko

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221

ACES Linking Science, Practice, and Decision Making Conference  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services represents a dynamic and growing assembly of professionals, researchers, and policy makers involved with ecosystem services. The ACES 2014 Conference brings...

222

Sustainable Transportation Decision-Making: Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) and Total Cost Analysis  

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is to develop a Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) that will lead to more balanced decision-making in transportation investment and optimize the most sustainable high-speed rail (HSR) route. The decision support system developed here explicitly elaborates...

Kim, Hwan Yong

2013-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

223

ADVANCED DECISION ANALYSIS Winter 2011  

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ADVANCED DECISION ANALYSIS PH 444 Winter 2011 Course Instructor: Gordon Hazen, Ph.D. Professor a factored cost-effectiveness model · Construct a stochastic tree transition diagram for a medical treatment problem. · Convert a stochastic tree diagram to a discrete-time Markov chain transition diagram

Chisholm, Rex L.

224

Quantum Probability from Decision Theory?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Deutsch has recently (in quant-ph/9906015) offered a justification, based only on the non-probabilistic axioms of quantum theory and of classical decision theory, for the use of the standard quantum probability rules. In this note, this justification is examined.

J. Finkelstein

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Developmental decisions in Dictyostelium discoideum.  

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...Gierer, A., and H. Meinhardt. 1972. A theory of biological pattern formation. Kybernetik...spore cell path- 346 GROSS DEVELOPMENTAL DECISIONS IN D. DISCOIDEUM 347 way of Dictyostelium...A. Gierer. 1974. Applications of a theory of biological pattern formation based...

J D Gross

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Decision Support and Risk Management  

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of a restoration model ­ for the repair of a ruptured natural gas pipeline. The nodes represent events (dots sets of steps required to accomplish a goal, such as repairing a ruptured natural gas pipeline, whenDecision Support and Risk Management Restore©: Modeling Interdependent Repair/Restoration Processes

227

Investment decisions in the renewable energy sector: An analysis of non-financial drivers  

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Notwithstanding their many environmental, economic and social advantages, renewable energy technologies (RE) account for a small fraction of the world's primary energy supply. One possible cause for this limited diffusion is that private investments in the RE sector, although potentially appealing, remain insufficient. The lack of adequate financing is also a clear indication that our understanding of the process by which investors fund RE ventures is still incomplete. This paper aims to fill in this gap and to shed new light on RE investment decisions. Building upon behavioral finance and institutional theory, we posit that, in addition to a rational evaluation of the economics of the investment opportunities, various non-financial factors affect the decision to invest in renewables. We analyze the investment decisions of a large sample of investors, with the objective to identify the main determinants of their choices. Our results shed new light on the role of institutional and behavioral factors in determining the share of renewable energy technologies in energy portfolios, and have important implications for both investors and policy makers: they suggest that RE technologies still suffer from a series of biased perceptions and preconceptions that favor status quo energy production models over innovative alternatives.

Andrea Masini; Emanuela Menichetti

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flexible modelling and support of interrelated decisions  

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Decision problems often consist of numerous smaller decisions that are aggregated and interrelated while spanning multiple domains, paradigms, and/or perspectives. Therefore, the decision making process should be structured in such a flexible and iterative manner that enables a range of structured to unstructured decisions to be considered, built and solved in an appropriate manner. We propose and implement a framework and architecture that uses the three pillars of flexibility in decision making (sequential, parallel, convergence, and interwoven), versatility (of paradigm and/or domain), and independence of components (value, dimension, and purpose) to support the decision making process and the entire modelling lifecycle.

Angela Liew; David Sundaram

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Development of a GIS-based decision support tool and assessment of Nile River water quality  

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The objective of this paper is to develop and present a GIS-based and software tool capable of data management, data visualisation, and data analysis. The developed software is proved to be a good tool in the initial assessment of the quality status of the Nile river water quality. In addition a Graphical User Interface (GUI) was fully designed and implemented to make the GIS tool very easy and handy for the decision maker. Spatial analysis and visualisation of water quality data can be easily presented through the interface. It is concluded that water quality along the main stem is much better than the quality along the two main branches, where more violations are observed.

Amgad Elmahdi; Assem Afify; Alaa Abdin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Deputy Secretary Decision Affirming VWA-0018 Decision and Order  

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Thomas T. Tiller v. Wackenhut Services, Inc.; Washington, D.C. Case No. VWA-0018 Thomas T. Tiller v. Wackenhut Services, Inc.; Washington, D.C. Case No. VWA-0018 Final Decision and Order Issued by the Deputy Secretary of Energy Issued February 2, 1999 * The original of this document contains information which is subject to withholding from disclosure under 5 U.S.C. 552. Such material has been deleted from this copy and replaced with XXXXXXX's. This is a request for review by complainant Thomas T. Tiller of an Initial Agency Decision, issued by the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA), denying the two reprisal complaints that he filed pursuant to 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the regulation establishing the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. Mr. Tiller was employed by Wackenhut Services, Inc. (Wackenhut), a DOE contractor that provides paramilitary security support services at DOE's Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina.

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Deputy Secretary Decision Affirming LWA-0010 Decision and Order  

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HOWARD W. SPALETTA, Complainant HOWARD W. SPALETTA, Complainant v. EG&G IDAHO, INC., Respondent. OHA Case No. LWA-0010 FINAL DECISION AND ORDER This is an appeal by complainant Howard W. Spaletta from the Initial Agency Decision by the Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA") finding that the complainant, an engineer formerly employed by EG&G Idaho, Inc. (EG&G), previously the DOE's management and operating contractor at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), had established by a preponderance of the evidence that he suffered reprisal as a result of his protected safety disclosures, and ordering back pay and other remedial actions. However, OHA declined to grant the complainant certain further relief that he sought, and rejected his claim that his

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Deputy Secretary Decision Affirming VWA-0008 Decision and Order  

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C. LAWRENCE CORNETT, ) ) Complainant, ) ) v. ) OHA Case No. VWA-0007 ) VWA-0008 MARIA ELENA TORAÑO ASSOCIATES, INC.) ) Respondent. ) FINAL AGENCY DECISION This is a request for review by Maria Elena Torano Associates, Inc. ("META"), a DOE contractor responsible for reviewing and revising the agency's waste management programmatic environmental impact statement ("PEIS"), of the Initial Agency Decision of the Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA") finding that Complainant C. Lawrence Cornett established that he had made protected health and safety disclosures under 10 C.F.R. Part 708 and that these disclosures were a contributing factor in his termination and finding further that META had not demonstrated that he would have been terminated absent the disclosures. R.

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Deputy Secretary Decision Affirming LWA-0005 Decision and Order  

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FRANCIS M. O'LAUGHLIN, Complainant FRANCIS M. O'LAUGHLIN, Complainant v. BOEING PETROLEUM SERVICES, INC., Respondent. OHA Case No.LWA-0005 FINAL DECISION AND ORDER This is an appeal by complainant Francis O'Laughlin of the Initial Agency Decision by an Office of Hearings and Appeals ("OHA") Hearing Officer who found, following two days of hearings, that the complainant had not satisfied his burden of establishing by a preponderance of the evidence that he made protected safety disclosures to respondent Boeing Petroleum Services, Inc., a contractor of the Department of Energy's Strategic Petroleum Reserve, as required by 10 C.F.R. Part 708. On appeal, the complainant challenges the Hearing Officer's finding that he had not met his burden of showing that he had made

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Decision making in fuzzy discrete event systems F. Lin a,c,*, H. Ying a  

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includes a FDES decision model, a fuzzy objective generator for generating optimal control objectives Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Keywords: Discrete event systems; Fuzzy logic; Decision making; HIV ``good'' to ``bad''. For such applications, we need to introduce fuzzy logic to DES. In a conference

Lin, Feng

235

Watershed Management Program Record of Decision; 28Aug1997  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Watershed Management Program Watershed Management Program Record of Decision SUMMARY Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to adopt a set of prescriptions (goals, strategies, and procedural requirements) that apply to future BPA-funded watershed management projects. Various sources-including Indian tribes, state agencies, property owners, private conservation groups, or other Federal agencies-propose watershed management projects to the Northwest Power Planning Council (Council) for BPA funding. Following independent scientific and public reviews, the Council then selects projects to recommend for BPA funding. BPA adopts this set of prescriptions to standardize the planning and implementation of individual watershed management programs and projects. This decision is based on consideration of

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Decision Support Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Ljubljana  

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Sciences Who or what is making decisions? computerhuman · decision theory · utility theory ... · cognitive · decision theory · utility theory ... · cognitive sciences · social sciences ... Decision Support = )()( buauba > Decision Theory Decision table: Types of decisions: · Certainty: all relevant parameters have

Bohanec, Marko

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Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Record of Decision (ROD) Record of Decision (ROD) Record of Decision (ROD) A concise public document that records a Federal agency's decision(s) concerning a proposed action for which the agency has prepared an environmental impact statement (See CEQ and DOE NEPA regulations at 40 CFR 1505.2 and 10 CFR 1021.315, respectively). If you have any trouble finding a specific document, please contact AskNEPA@hq.doe.gov for assistance. Documents Available for Download April 12, 1995 EIS-0082: Record of Decision Defense Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina February 22, 1995 EIS-0219: Record of Decision Stabilization of Plutonium Solutions Stored in the F- Canyon Facility at the Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC February 22, 1995 EIS-0219: Record of Decision

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Investigating online decision-making styles  

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As one of the factors influencing consumers purchase behavior, decision-making styles are crucial for understanding consumer shopping behavior and for developing successful marketing strategies. Decision-making styles have been mainly viewed as a...

Park, Young A

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

239

November 2009 Can Intuitive Decision Making  

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ramifications for educational, personal, medical, and organizational decision-making; personnel selection and assessment; team dynamics; training; and organizational development. Some evidence suggests that individuals, in the decisions of firefighters, military commanders, emergency room surgeons, and corporate executives operating

McShea, Daniel W.

240

Electricity Generation and Emissions Reduction Decisions  

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Electricity Generation and Emissions Reduction Decisions under Policy Uncertainty: A General;1 Electricity Generation and Emissions Reduction Decisions under Policy Uncertainty: A General Equilibrium Analysis Jennifer Morris* , Mort Webster* and John Reilly* Abstract The electric power sector, which

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241

Optimization of scrapping decisions: Theory and applications  

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Contrary to the variety of models and procedures for optimizing the ordering decision in inventory control theory, no comparable tools exist for the scrapping decision. Thus, the current paper constitutes a ... g...

Dr. H. U. Buhl

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Optimal Decision Trees Kristin P. Bennett \\Lambda  

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of all the decisions in the tree concurrently. Using Global Tree Optimization (GTO), we can optimize. Decisions are constructed recursively for each of the regions. This process is repeated until the points

Varela, Carlos

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Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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to the Record of Decision Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Disposal Phase June 30, 2004 EIS 0026: Revision of the Record of Decision Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Disposal Phase April...

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2014-09-05 Issuance: Energy Conservation Standards for Automatic Commercial Ice Makers; Notice of Data Availability and Request for Comment  

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This document is a pre-publication Federal Register notice of data availability and request for comment regarding energy conservation standards for automatic commercial ice makers, as issued by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency on September 5, 2014. Though it is not intended or expected, should any discrepancy occur between the document posted here and the document published in the Federal Register, the Federal Register publication controls. This document is being made available through the Internet solely as a means to facilitate the public's access to this document.

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Quantum Probability and Decision Theory, Revisited  

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An extended analysis is given of the program, originally suggested by Deutsch, of solving the probability problem in the Everett interpretation by means of decision theory. Deutsch's own proof is discussed, and alternatives are presented which are based upon different decision theories and upon Gleason's Theorem. It is argued that decision theory gives Everettians most or all of what they need from `probability'. Some consequences of (Everettian) quantum mechanics for decision theory itself are also discussed.

David Wallace

2002-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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R:\DECISION\0002.TBU  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

7, 2002 7, 2002 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Decision of the Director Name of Petitioner: Mark J. Chugg Date of Filing: October 9, 2002 Case Number: TBU-0002 Mark J. Chugg, a former employee of Bechtel BWXT Idaho (BWXT), a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, appeals the dismissal of his whistleblower complaint filed under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. BWXT is the Management and Operating contractor for the Department of Energy at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). On September 30, 2002, the Employee Concerns Program Manager at the DOE's Idaho Operations Office (DOE/ID) dismissed Mr. Chugg's complaint. As explained below, I reverse the dismissal of the subject complaint, and remand the matter to DOE/ID for further

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R:\DECISION\0083.VBU  

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June 21, 2001 Complaint is not at issue in the present case. June 21, 2001 Complaint is not at issue in the present case. March 2, 2004 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Decision of the Director Name of Petitioner: S. R. Davis Date of Filing: February 6, 2004 Case Number: VBU-0083 S. R. Davis, a former employee of Fluor Fernald, Inc. (Fluor), a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, appeals the DOE Ohio Field Office's (OFO) dismissal of the whistleblower complaint against Fluor she filed under 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the DOE Contractor Employee Protection Program. As explained below, I am affirming OFO's dismissal of the subject complaint. I. BACKGROUND A. The DOE's Contractor Employee Protection Program The DOE's Contractor Employee Protection Program was established to safeguard "public and employee

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Defense Office of Hearings & Appeals Decisions-Transportation and  

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6 6 Law Data/Tools Law You are here Data.gov » Communities » Law » Data Defense Office of Hearings & Appeals Decisions-Transportation and Contractual Claim Decisions 1996 Dataset Summary Description decisions involve a carrier's dispute over whether it is liable for transit loss or damage. They also include all kinds of quasi-contractual disputes which are settled under Section 3702 of title 31 of the United States Code. Tags {military,contractors,claims,transportation,damage} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet Ease of Access 0 No votes yet Dataset Additional Information Last Updated V34 Publisher Department of Defense Contact Name Contact Email dohastatus@osdgc.osd.mil Unique Identifier DOD-4476 Public Access Level public

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Defense Office of Hearings & Appeals Decisions-Transportation and  

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9 9 Law Data/Tools Law You are here Data.gov » Communities » Law » Data Defense Office of Hearings & Appeals Decisions-Transportation and Contractual Claim Decisions 1999 Dataset Summary Description decisions involve a carrier's dispute over whether it is liable for transit loss or damage. They also include all kinds of quasi-contractual disputes which are settled under Section 3702 of title 31 of the United States Code. Tags {military,contractors,claims,transportation,damage} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet Ease of Access 0 No votes yet Dataset Additional Information Last Updated V37 Publisher Department of Defense Contact Name Contact Email dohastatus@osdgc.osd.mil Unique Identifier DOD-4479 Public Access Level public

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Defense Office of Hearings & Appeals Decisions-Transportation and  

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8 8 Law Data/Tools Law You are here Data.gov » Communities » Law » Data Defense Office of Hearings & Appeals Decisions-Transportation and Contractual Claim Decisions 1998 Dataset Summary Description decisions involve a carrier's dispute over whether it is liable for transit loss or damage. They also include all kinds of quasi-contractual disputes which are settled under Section 3702 of title 31 of the United States Code. Tags {military,contractors,claims,transportation,damage} Dataset Ratings Overall 0 No votes yet Data Utility 0 No votes yet Usefulness 0 No votes yet Ease of Access 0 No votes yet Dataset Additional Information Last Updated V36 Publisher Department of Defense Contact Name Contact Email dohastatus@osdgc.osd.mil Unique Identifier DOD-4478 Public Access Level public

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EIS-0310: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision Record of Decision EIS-0310: Record of Decision Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Accomplishing Expanded Civilian Nuclear Energy Research and Development and Isotope Production Missions in the United States The Department of Energy (DOE) has evaluated potential enhancements to its nuclear infrastructure that would allow it to meet these responsibilities over approximately the next three to four decades. DOE has decided to implement the Preferred Alternative identified in Section 2.8 of the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Accomplishing Expanded Civilian Nuclear Energy Research and Development and Isotope Production Missions in the United States, Including the Role of the Fast Flux Test Facility (Alternative 2, Option 7). Domestic production of plutonium-238

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EIS-0247: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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of Decision EIS-0247: Record of Decision Construction and Operation of the Spallation Neutron Source The Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing this Record of Decision (ROD)...

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EIS-0395: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Decision EIS-0395: Record of Decision San Luis Rio Colorado Project Record of Decision for the Western Area Power Administration San Luis Rio Colorado Project, DOEEIS-0395...

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Quality Assurance for Critical Decision Reviews RM | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Quality Assurance for Critical Decision Reviews RM Quality Assurance for Critical Decision Reviews RM The purpose of this Quality Assurance for Capital Project Critical Decision...

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Substantive and Procedural Rationality in Decisions under Uncertainty  

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Income Inequality and Decision Theory Resolving the Allaisthe classical theory of decision making under uncertainty.1979) “Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision under Risk,”

Choi, Syngjoo; Fisman, Raymond; Gale, Douglass; Kariv, Sachar

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0487: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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87: Record of Decision EIS-0487: Record of Decision Freeport LNG Liquefaction Project, Brazoria County, Texas DOE Office of Fossil Energy issued a Record of Decision on granting...

257

Bayesian Decision Theory and Climate Change  

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Abstract A discussion of how Bayesian decision theory has been and could be used to analyze climate change decision making with a focus on the interactions between (i) deep uncertainties, (ii) potential climate thresholds, (iii) low-probability high-impact events, (iv) learning, and (v) decision criteria.

K. Keller

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive Peircean decision aid project summary assessments.  

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This efforts objective was to identify and hybridize a suite of technologies enabling the development of predictive decision aids for use principally in combat environments but also in any complex information terrain. The technologies required included formal concept analysis for knowledge representation and information operations, Peircean reasoning to support hypothesis generation, Mill's's canons to begin defining information operators that support the first two technologies and co-evolutionary game theory to provide the environment/domain to assess predictions from the reasoning engines. The intended application domain is the IED problem because of its inherent evolutionary nature. While a fully functioning integrated algorithm was not achieved the hybridization and demonstration of the technologies was accomplished and demonstration of utility provided for a number of ancillary queries.

Senglaub, Michael E.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

December 26, 1996 December 26, 1996 EIS-0236: Record of Decision Record of Decision Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Stockpile Stewardship and Management December 13, 1996 EIS-0243: Record of Decision (December 1996) Environmental Impact Statement for the Nevada Test Site and Off-Site Locations in the State of Nevada November 8, 1996 EIS-0197: Record of Decision (November 1996) Delivery of the Canadian Entitlement October 17, 1996 EIS-0241: Record of Decision Hood River Fisheries Project, Hood River County, Oregon September 17, 1996 EIS-0249: Record of Decision (September 1996) Medical Isotopes Production Project: Molybdenum-99 and Related Isotopes September 13, 1996 EIS-0220: Supplemental Record of Decision Interim Management of Nuclear Materials at the Savannah River Site

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Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision (ROD) Record of Decision (ROD) Record of Decision (ROD) A concise public document that records a Federal agency's decision(s) concerning a proposed action for which the agency has prepared an environmental impact statement (See CEQ and DOE NEPA regulations at 40 CFR 1505.2 and 10 CFR 1021.315, respectively). If you have any trouble finding a specific document, please contact AskNEPA@hq.doe.gov for assistance. Documents Available for Download January 10, 2014 EIS-0464: Record of Decision Lake Charles Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project, Lake Charles, Louisiana and Brazoria County, Texas December 13, 2013 EIS-0391: Record of Decision Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington October 1, 2013

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261

Mapping the Space of API Design Decisions  

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When creating new application programming interfaces (APIs), designers must make many decisions. These decisions affect the quality of the resulting APIs in terms of performance (such as speed and memory usage), power (expressiveness, extensibility and evolvability) and usability (learnability, productivity and error prevention). Experienced API designers have written recommendations on how to design APIs, offering their opinions on various API design decisions. Additionally, empirical research has begun to measure the usability tradeoffs of specific design decisions. While previous work has offered specific suggestions, there has not been a clear description of the design space of all possible API design decisions, or the quality attributes that these decisions affect. This paper puts existing API design recommendations into context by mapping out the space of API design decisions and API quality attributes. 1.

Jeffrey Stylos; Brad Myers

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Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

September 13, 2002 September 13, 2002 EIS-0183: Record of Decision GNA Cliffs Energy Project September 6, 2002 EIS-0200: Revision to the Record of Decision Treatment and Storage of Transuranic Waste August 19, 2002 EIS-0303: Record of Decision Savannah River Site High-Level Waste Tank Closure July 10, 2002 EIS-0220: Supplemental Record of Decision Interim Management of Nuclear Materials July 9, 2002 EIS-0293: Amended Record of Decision Conveyance and Transfer of Certain Land Tracts Administered by the Department of Energy and Located at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos and Santa Fe Counties, New Mexico April 19, 2002 EIS-0229: Amended Record of Decision (April 2002) Surplus Plutonium Disposition Program April 19, 2002 EIS-0283: Amended Record of Decision Surplus Plutonium Disposition Program

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Decisions with Multiple Environmental Objectives. The Siting of Oil Drilling Wells in Norway  

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This multiattribute analysis shows how “the seven steps of decision analysis” is applied to the siting of oil drilling wells in Northern Norway. The study includes ... an assessment of the frequency of accidents ...

Knut L. Seip

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Commissioning Aid and Decision Making Assistance Tool 'Implementation & Assessment' - Case Study  

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The precedent paper, published in ICEBO 2005 presented the approach and methodology for information flow management in the commissioning of low energy buildings. Within this methodology, commissioning and decision making are included in the low...

Belkadi-Hannachi, N.; Jandon, M.; Nejad, H. V.; Guena, F.; Diab, Y.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Asian real estate investment : data utilization for the decision making process  

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Many investors in developed countries believe the Asian emerging market to be highly risky due to numerous uncertainties including limited market information to make sound investment decisions. However, still successful ...

Huh, Keun, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Executive decision making processes and outcomes : structure and robustness  

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Uncertainty in the decision making environment complicates the decision making process because future events may change the effect of a particular decision or series of decisions. This thesis explores the possibility of ...

Chacon, Vince

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Diss. ETH No. 17122 Statistical Decisions Based Directly  

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.1.1 Classical Decision Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.1.2 Bayesian Decision TheoryDiss. ETH No. 17122 Statistical Decisions Based Directly on the Likelihood Function A dissertation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.1 Statistical Decisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1

Cattaneo, Marco

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Introducing Impact Analysis for Architectural Decisions Matthias Riebisch, Sven Wohlfarth  

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methods of Decision Theory to perform such decisions in a rational way. This paper introduces a method Ar- chitecture, Impact Analysis, Decision Theory 1. Introduction The complexity of softwareIntroducing Impact Analysis for Architectural Decisions Matthias Riebisch, Sven Wohlfarth

Riebisch, Matthias

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E-Print Network 3.0 - attribute decision making Sample Search...  

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Disciplines Decision Making Decision SystemsDecision Sciences Who... or what is making decisions? computerman decision theory utility theory ... ... Source: Bohanec, Marko...

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Simulation of human decision making  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for computer emulation of human decision making defines a plurality of concepts related to a domain and a plurality of situations related to the domain, where each situation is a combination of at least two of the concepts. Each concept and situation is represented in the computer as an oscillator output, and each situation and concept oscillator output is distinguishable from all other oscillator outputs. Information is input to the computer representative of detected concepts, and the computer compares the detected concepts with the stored situations to determine if a situation has occurred.

Forsythe, J. Chris (Sandia Park, NM); Speed, Ann E. (Albuquerque, NM); Jordan, Sabina E. (Albuquerque, NM); Xavier, Patrick G. (Albuquerque, NM)

2008-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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The Management department helps students become good decision makers and managers. If you are interested in being a leader in a specific industry, starting your own company, or working in supply chain management, the Management  

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a manager for a day Search the web for job profiles and position descriptions Talk to alumni of the Management program Take an online assessment (see the Career Center website) Talk with a career counselor Fair; ask about the tasks of managers Management Concentrations Last Updated - August 19, 2014 TO SC H

Barnes, Elizabeth A.

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Public involvement in radioactive waste management decisions  

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Current repository siting efforts focus on Yucca Mountain, Nevada, where DOE`s Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) is conducting exploratory studies to determine if the site is suitable. The state of Nevada has resisted these efforts: it has denied permits, brought suit against DOE, and publicly denounced the federal government`s decision to study Yucca Mountain. The state`s opposition reflects public opinion in Nevada, and has considerably slowed DOE`s progress in studying the site. The Yucca Mountain controversy demonstrates the importance of understanding public attitudes and their potential influence as DOE develops a program to manage radioactive waste. The strength and nature of Nevada`s opposition -- its ability to thwart if not outright derail DOE`s activities -- indicate a need to develop alternative methods for making decisions that affect the public. This report analyzes public participation as a key component of this openness, one that provides a means of garnering acceptance of, or reducing public opposition to, DOE`s radioactive waste management activities, including facility siting and transportation. The first section, Public Perceptions: Attitudes, Trust, and Theory, reviews the risk-perception literature to identify how the public perceives the risks associated with radioactivity. DOE and the Public discusses DOE`s low level of credibility among the general public as the product, in part, of the department`s past actions. This section looks at the three components of the radioactive waste management program -- disposal, storage, and transportation -- and the different ways DOE has approached the problem of public confidence in each case. Midwestern Radioactive Waste Management Histories focuses on selected Midwestern facility-siting and transportation activities involving radioactive materials.

NONE

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Socially responsible investment in Malaysia: behavioral framework in evaluating investors' decision making process  

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Abstract Socially responsible investment (SRI) is the method of investment decisions on social, ethics, and/or environment within the context of rigorous financial analysis. This study aims to examine the role of intention, attitude, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control and moral norms in explaining SRI behavior by investors in Malaysia. The underlying framework is the Theory of Planned Behavior (TpB) that has been modified to incorporate moral norms as an additional explanatory variable. Studies that apply TpB in their measurement of behavior indicate a mix of explanations for the relationship of constructs that influence behavior through intention which warrant further examinations. The results based on a questionnaire survey of Malaysian investors suggest that attitude, subjective norms and moral norms have positive effect on intention which in turn positively affects behavior towards SRI. The relationship for attitude, subjective norms, and moral norms to behavior is improved significantly by intention as a mediator. Based on squared multiple correlations (R2), it is found that the final structural model could explain 46% of the variance in intention and 50% of the variance in behavior. SRI providers and policy makers should also consider the influence of social pressure from investors' friends and relatives in their SRI decision-making. Investors' personal standards are also found to influence the intention and behavior to invest in SRI.

Ainul Azreen Adam; Elvia R. Shauki

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

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August 18, 2011 August 18, 2011 EIS-0240: Amended Record of Decision Disposition of Surplus Highly Enriched Uranium July 20, 2011 EIS-0387: Record of Decision Y-12 National Security Complex July 8, 2011 EIS-0380: Amended Record of Decision Continued Operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico April 18, 2011 EIS-0416: Record of Decision Issuance of Loan Guarantees to Solar Partners I, LLC, Solar Partners II, LLC, and Solar Partners VIII, LLC, for Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System Units 1, 2, 3 March 11, 2011 EIS-0422: Record of Decision Bonneville Power Administration's Central Ferry-Lower Monumental 500-kilovolt Transmission Line Project January 12, 2011 EIS-0407: Record of Decision Abengoa Biorefinery Project Near Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas November 29, 2010

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Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

February 18, 1999 February 18, 1999 EIS-0277: Record of Decision Management of Certain Plutonium Residues and Scrub Alloy Stored at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (February 1999) January 4, 1999 EIS-0183: Record of Decision Power Subscription Strategy (January 1999) December 1, 1998 EIS-0277: Record of Decision Management of Certain Plutonium Residues and Scrub Alloy Stored at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (December 1998) September 16, 1998 EIS-0255: Record of Decision Execution of Agreements to Install Additional Wind Turbines at the Wyoming Windpower Plant August 5, 1998 EIS-0200: Record of Decision (August 1998) Department of Energy's Waste Management Program: Treatment of Non-wastewater Hazardous Waste (August 1998) January 28, 1998 EIS-0268: Record of Decision

276

Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

December 19, 2008 December 19, 2008 EIS-0236: Record of Decision Complex Transformation --Tritium Research and Development, Flight Test Operations, and Major Environmental Test Facilities December 19, 2008 EIS-0236: Record of Decision Complex Transformation-Operations Involving Plutonium, Uranium, and the Assembly and Disassembly of Nuclear Weapons December 10, 2008 EIS-0283: Amended Record of Decision Surplus Plutonium Disposition: Waste Solidification Building November 17, 2008 EIS-0399: Record of Decision Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. 230-kV Transmission Line Project November 6, 2008 EIS-0312: Record of Decision 2008 Columbia Basin Fish Accords Memorandum of Agreement with the Shoshone-Banock Tribes October 10, 2008 EIS-0369: Record of Decision and Floodplain Statement of Findings

277

EIS-1083: DOE Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision | Department  

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EIS-1083: DOE Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision EIS-1083: DOE Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision EIS-1083: DOE Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision Bonneville Power Administration Business Plan The BPA has chosen to respond to the challenges of the dynamic electric utility industry by changing its business direction. As proposed in the Business Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement (BP EIS, DOE/EIS-0183), BPA has decided to pursue the basic business direction outlined in the Market-Driven alternative, including certain response strategies to adapt quickly to the evolving marketplace. DOE/EIS-1083, Bonneville Power Administration Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Business Plan, Portland, Oregon (August 1995) More Documents & Publications EIS-0183: DOE Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision

278

Geothermal well-field and power-plant investment-decision analysis  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Investment decisions pertaining to hydrothermal well fields and electric power plants are analyzed. Geothermal investment decision models were developed which, when coupled to a site-specific stochastic cash flow model, estimate the conditional probability of a positive decision to invest in the development of geothermal resource areas. Quantitative decision models have been developed for each major category of investor currently involved in the hydrothermal projects. These categories include: large, diversified energy resource corporations; independently operating resource firms; investor-owned electric utilities; municipal electric utilities; state-run resource agencies; and private third-party power plant investors. The geothermal cash flow, the investment decision analysis, and an example of model application for assessing the likely development of geothermal resource areas are described. The sensitivity of this investment behavior to federal incentives and research goals is also analyzed and discussed.

Cassel, T.A.V.; Amundsen, C.B.; Edelstein, R.H.; Blair, P.D.

1981-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

279

Tank Farm Area Cleanup Decision-Making  

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Area Cleanup Decision-Making Groundwater Vadose Zone Single Shell Tank System Closure (tanks, structures and pipelines) * Washington State Hazardous Waste Management Act (Resource...

280

Facility Energy Decision System | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Desktop Application Website: www.pnl.govfeds Cost: Paid OpenEI Keyword(s): FEDS, EERE tool, Facility Energy Decision System Language: English References: Facility Energy...

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281

BPA issues final decision on oversupply rate  

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issues-final-decision-on-oversupply-rate Sign In About | Careers | Contact | Investors | bpa.gov Search News & Us Expand News & Us Projects & Initiatives Expand Projects &...

282

R:\DECISION\0061.VBA  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

2003 2003 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Appeal Name of Petitioner: Bernard Cowan Date of Filing: July 18, 2002 Case Number: VBA-0061 On July 18, 2002, Argonne National Laboratory-West ("ANL" or "the contractor") filed an appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued by an Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Hearing Officer under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 CFR Part 708. Bernard Cowan, 28 DOE ¶ 87,023 (2002). The IAD found that the contractor retaliated against Bernard Cowan ("Cowan" or "the complainant"), an employee at ANL, for making disclosures protected under Part 708. The IAD ordered the contractor to reinstate Cowan, provide him with back pay, and reimburse him for the reasonable costs and expenses of prosecuting his

283

R:\DECISION\0082.VBX  

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We did not find that LLNL had retaliated against Benson by We did not find that LLNL had retaliated against Benson by (i) assigning her to work on a different project; (ii) assigning her to work in a different building; or (iii) terminating her employment. January 14, 2003 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Supplemental Order Name of Case: Janet Benson Date of Filing: September 26, 2002 Case Number: VBX-0082 Janet Benson (Benson or Complainant) filed a Complaint of Retaliation alleging that her former employer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL or the Laboratory), retaliated against her for engaging in activity that is protected by 10 C.F.R. Part 708, the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program. On August 21, 2002, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the Department of Energy issued a Decision and Order

284

Semi-Structured Decision Processes: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Human-Automation Decision Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The purpose of this work is to improve understanding of existing and proposed decision systems, ideally to improve the design of future systems. A "decision system" is defined as a collection of

Kaliardos, William N.

285

Property:NEPA Decision | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Decision Decision Jump to: navigation, search Property Name NEPA Decision Property Type Page Description Files documenting decisions on NEPA Docs This is a property of type Page. Pages using the property "NEPA Decision" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) B BLM-NV-WN-ES-08-01-1310, NV-020-08-01 + BLM-NV-WN-ES-08-01-1310 EA DR and FONSI.pdf + D DOE-EA-1621 + CX-001816.pdf + DOE-EA-1733 + CX-002924.pdf + DOE-EA-1961 + Kalispell-Kerr EA Determination Memo.pdf + DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2010-0006-EA + DOI-BLM-NV-W030-2010-0006-EA DECISION.pdf +, DOI-BLM-NV-W030-2010-0006-EA CONDITIONS.pdf + DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2011-0001-EA + Coyote Canyon Decision Record March 2011.pdf + DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2011-0514-EA + DOI-BLM-C010-2011-0514-EA-DR.pdf + DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2011-0516-EA + DixieMeadows DecisionRecord 01 17 12.pdf +

286

Advanced Review Judgment and decision making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and social factors that shape and complement the cognitive processes of decision making. The decision shifted its emphasis from predicting choices, which can be successful without theoretical insight, to understanding the processes shaping them. Those processes are often revealed through biases that suggest non

Fischhoff, Baruch

287

Solving Multiagent Assignment Markov Decision Scott Proper  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

681 Solving Multiagent Assignment Markov Decision Processes Scott Proper Oregon State University]. On the Cite as: Solving Multiagent Assignment Markov Decision Processes, Scott Proper and Prasad Tadepalli, Sierra and Castelfranchi (eds.), May, 10­15, 2009, Bu- dapest, Hungary, pp. XXX-XXX. Copyright c 2009

288

Interference and inequality in quantum decision theory  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The quantum decision theory is examined in its simplest form of two-condition two-choice setting. A set of inequalities to be satisfied by any quantum conditional probability describing the decision process is derived. Experimental data indicating the breakdown of classical explanations are critically examined with quantum theory using the full set of quantum phases.

Taksu Cheon; Taiki Takahashi

2010-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

289

Random sets lotteries and decision theory  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract We apply random sets theory to decision making under risk. This leads to a unifying concept which is compatible with some types of behavior like the Choquet Expected Utility and MaxMin Expected Utility. We show that the “expected utility” of a random set lottery is easy to calculate. Hence a decision making model with random sets is actually very tractable.

Marc-Arthur Diaye; Gleb Koshevoy

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

CFE verification: The decision to inspect  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Verification of compliance with the provisions of the treaty on Conventional Forces-Europe (CFE) is subject to inspection quotas of various kinds. Thus the decision to carry out a specific inspection or verification activity must be prudently made. This decision process is outlined, and means for conserving quotas'' are suggested. 4 refs., 1 fig.

Allentuck, J.

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Record of Decision (ROD) | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

August 9, 2000 August 9, 2000 EIS-0305: Record of Decision Treating Transuranic (TRU)/Alpha Low-Level Waste at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory August 1, 2000 EIS-0279: Record of Decision Savannah River Site Spent Nuclear Fuel Management Final Environmental Impact Statement, Aiken, South Carolina July 19, 2000 EIS-0218: Revision to the Record of Decision Proposed Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy Concerning Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel July 1, 2000 EIS-0285: Record of Decision Transmission System Vegetation Management Program March 20, 2000 EIS-0293: Record of Decision Conveyance and Transfer of Certain Land Tracts Administered by the Department of Energy and Located at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos and Santa Fe Counties, New Mexico February 25, 2000

292

Midterm decision-making framework for an electricity retailer based on Information Gap Decision Theory  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract In midterm planning, the objective of an electricity retailer is to manage a portfolio of different contracts and to determine the selling price offered to its clients. This paper provides a novel technique based on Information Gap Decision Theory (IGDT) to assess different strategies for a retailer under unstructured pool price uncertainty. This method can be used as a tool for assessing the risk levels, considering whether a retailer is risk-taking or risk-averse regarding its midterm strategies. Supply sources include forward contracts, a limited self-generating facility, and the pool. It is shown that in robust strategy, procurement from sources with uncertain prices decreases. Also, the selling price offered to the consumers rises, decreasing the actual demand of the retailer, and consequently the expected profit is decreased. A case study is used to illustrate the proposed technique.

Mansour Charwand; Zeinab Moshavash

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

A Computational Theory of Decision Networks Nevin Lianwen Zhang  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

A Computational Theory of Decision Networks Nevin Lianwen Zhang CS Department, Hong Kong University This paper is about how to represent and solve decision problems in Bayesian decision theory (e.g. [6 how to represent and solve decision problems in Bayesian decision theory (e.g. Fishburn [6

Zhang, Nevin L.

294

ISIPTA'09 July 16th, 2009 Decision Theory  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ISIPTA'09 July 16th, 2009 Decision Theory under Imprecise Probabilities Tutorial Robert Hable Department of Mathematics University of Bayreuth #12;Decision Theory under Imprecise Probabilities Imprecise University of Bayreuth Page 01 #12;Decision Theory under Imprecise Probabilities Decision Theory Decision

Hable, Robert

295

Supporting Agile Organizations with a Decision Guidance Query Language  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Decision optimization is widely used in many decision guidance and support systems DGSS to support business decisions such as procurement, scheduling, and planning. In spite of rapid changes in users' requirements, the implementation of DGSS is typically ... Keywords: Agile Organizations, Decision Guidance, Decision Support, Optimization

Alexander Brodsky; Nathan Egge; X. Wang

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Net Taxable Gasoline Gallons (Including Aviation Gasoline)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Net Taxable Gasoline Gallons (Including Aviation Gasoline) Period 2000 2001 (2) 2002 2003 2004 "gross" to "net" , was deemed impractical. (5) This report replaces the Gross Taxable Gasoline Gallons (Including Aviation Gasoline) report which will not be produced after December 2002. (6) The November 2007

297

What Can Meta-Analyses Tell Us About the Reliability of Life Cycle Assessment for Decision Support?  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The body of life cycle assessment (LCA) literature is vast and has grown over the last decade at a dauntingly rapid rate. Many LCAs have been published on the same or very similar technologies or products, in some cases leading to hundreds of publications. One result is the impression among decision makers that LCAs are inconclusive, owing to perceived and real variability in published estimates of life cycle impacts. Despite the extensive available literature and policy need formore conclusive assessments, only modest attempts have been made to synthesize previous research. A significant challenge to doing so are differences in characteristics of the considered technologies and inconsistencies in methodological choices (e.g., system boundaries, coproduct allocation, and impact assessment methods) among the studies that hamper easy comparisons and related decision support. An emerging trend is meta-analysis of a set of results from LCAs, which has the potential to clarify the impacts of a particular technology, process, product, or material and produce more robust and policy-relevant results. Meta-analysis in this context is defined here as an analysis of a set of published LCA results to estimate a single or multiple impacts for a single technology or a technology category, either in a statistical sense (e.g., following the practice in the biomedical sciences) or by quantitative adjustment of the underlying studies to make them more methodologically consistent. One example of the latter approach was published in Science by Farrell and colleagues (2006) clarifying the net energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of ethanol, in which adjustments included the addition of coproduct credit, the addition and subtraction of processes within the system boundary, and a reconciliation of differences in the definition of net energy metrics. Such adjustments therefore provide an even playing field on which all studies can be considered and at the same time specify the conditions of the playing field itself. Understanding the conditions under which a meta-analysis was conducted is important for proper interpretation of both the magnitude and variability in results. This special supplemental issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology includes 12 high-quality metaanalyses and critical reviews of LCAs that advance understanding of the life cycle environmental impacts of different technologies, processes, products, and materials. Also published are three contributions on methodology and related discussions of the role of meta-analysis in LCA. The goal of this special supplemental issue is to contribute to the state of the science in LCA beyond the core practice of producing independent studies on specific products or technologies by highlighting the ability of meta-analysis of LCAs to advance understanding in areas of extensive existing literature. The inspiration for the issue came from a series of meta-analyses of life cycle GHG emissions from electricity generation technologies based on research from the LCA Harmonization Project of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, which also provided financial support for this special supplemental issue. (See the editorial from this special supplemental issue [Lifset 2012], which introduces this supplemental issue and discusses the origins, funding, peer review, and other aspects.) The first article on reporting considerations for meta-analyses/critical reviews for LCA is from Heath and Mann (2012), who describe the methods used and experience gained in NREL's LCA Harmonization Project, which produced six of the studies in this special supplemental issue. Their harmonization approach adapts key features of systematic review to identify and screen published LCAs followed by a meta-analytical procedure to adjust published estimates to ones based on a consistent set of methods and assumptions to allow interstudy comparisons and conclusions to be made. In a second study on methods, Zumsteg and colleagues (2012) propose a checklist for a sta

Brandao, M.; Heath, G.; Cooper, J.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Integration and decision support systems for energy policy management and comparative assessment studies  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The paper investigates the problematique of decision support systems within the framework of energy policy management and comparative risk assessment studies. A number of models and associated software tools are presented and discussed with a view to using them for the energy dialogue process. Special aspects on energy indicators, and their role in sustainable development of energy systems are investigated. Recommendations include the use of such analytical tools as DSS etc. in the overall decision aiding process for energy mix selection.

Adrian V. Gheorghe

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Summary of Decisions - November 12, 2012 - November 16, 2012 | Department  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

12, 2012 - November 16, 2012 12, 2012 - November 16, 2012 Summary of Decisions - November 12, 2012 - November 16, 2012 November 16, 2012 - 2:26pm Addthis Personnel Security Hearing (10 CFR Part 710) On November 15, 2012, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he concluded that an individual should be granted authorization access. A Local Security Office denied the individual a security clearance because (1) during the five-year period that the individual attended a university his use of alcohol regularly resulted in his intoxication, including at least 100 instances in which the individual either passed-out or blacked-out and two instances in which law enforcement officers were involved and (2) the individual had been diagnosed with Alcohol-Related Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified, by a DOE psychologist. After conducting

300

Guide to IDAP, Version 2: an interactive decision analysis procedure  

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This document is intended to serve as both a programmer's and user's guide to the current version of the IDAP; and to prompt interested individuals into making suggestions for the future development of IDAP. The majority of the sections pertain to the main IDA program rather than to the IDAIN procedure. A brief discussion is presented of the theory of decision analysis. The aspects of decision analysis that are relevant to the IDAP are discussed. A complete list and description of the commands used in the IDAP program is provided and, including three complete examples. This section may be considered a user's guide to the IDAP. The programmer's guide to the IDAP discusses the various technical aspects of the programs, and may be skipped by users not involved with programming the IDAP. A list of the error messages generated by the IDAP is presented. As the program is developed, error handling and messages will improve.

Jusko, M.J.; Whitfield, R.G.

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0218: Revised Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Revision of the Record of Decision for a Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Revision of the Record of Decision for a Nuclear Weapons Nonproliferation Policy Concerning Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel DOE has decided to extend the FRR SNF Acceptance Policy for an additional 10 years beyond its current expiration until May 12, 2016, for irradiation of eligible fuel, and until May 12, 2019, for fuel acceptance. DOE has also decided to include the Australian RRR as a reactor eligible to participate in the acceptance program. For the small amount of RRR fuel that would be added to 1996 estimates, DOE will continue limitations on shipment cask curie activity and will ensure that the upper limit estimate for the source term assumed in the FRR SNF EIS accident analysis will not be exceeded. EIS-0218-RevisedROD-2004.pdf More Documents & Publications

302

Enriching Sustainable Transport Decisions: Inputs from Operations Research and the Management Sciences  

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to decision processes involving sustainable transportused to enrich sustainable transport decision processes andthe process of making decisions about sustainable transport

Wellar, Barry; Garrison, William

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Notes Website Amount JUSTICE MAKERS  

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,000 MICROFINANCE Kiva Fellows Program http://www.kiva.org/fellows BIG IDEA SCHOLARSHIPS Dell Social innovation

Carter, John

304

TTW - PageMaker 2  

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2, 2004 2, 2004 By the Numbers Second quarterly meeting held in Carlsbad Shipments scheduled to arrive at WIPP week of 4/25/04 - 5/1/04: 27 Total shipments received at WIPP as of 4/21/04: 2,509 Total volume disposed at WIPP as of 4/21/04: 19,550 m 3 FY04 Performance Metrics D E P A R T M E N T O F E N E R G Y U N I T E D S T A T ES O F A M E R I C A TeamWorks TeamWorks TRU A weekly e-newsletter for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant team The second WIPP quarterly meeting for 2004 took place in Carlsbad this week. It was the 86 th meeting between the state of New Mexico and DOE on WIPP, as stipulated in the DOE and New Mexico Consultation and Coop- eration agreement. Representatives from NMED, EEG, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and interested stakeholders joined CBFO personnel on Tuesday for this important WIPP

305

TTW - PageMaker 2  

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9, 2004 9, 2004 By the Numbers WIPP employee reports from Iraq Shipments scheduled to arrive at WIPP week of 5/2/04 - 5/8/04: 34 Total shipments received at WIPP: 2,529 Total volume disposed at WIPP: 19,711 m 3 FY04 Performance Metrics D E P A R T M E N T O F E N E R G Y U N I T E D S T A T ES O F A M E R I C A TeamWorks TeamWorks TRU A weekly e-newsletter for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant team Former WTS employee Ricardo Sanchez left WIPP in February to join the Washington Group International organization in Iraq. Sanchez says he exchanged life in the New Mexico desert for a life in the Iraqi desert. But that's where the similarities end. To begin with, the Army base Ricardo and fellow contractors call home experiences mortar shell- ing on a regular basis. A second difference: at WIPP safety is priority one,

306

Gas storage materials, including hydrogen storage materials  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A material for the storage and release of gases comprises a plurality of hollow elements, each hollow element comprising a porous wall enclosing an interior cavity, the interior cavity including structures of a solid-state storage material. In particular examples, the storage material is a hydrogen storage material, such as a solid state hydride. An improved method for forming such materials includes the solution diffusion of a storage material solution through a porous wall of a hollow element into an interior cavity.

Mohtadi, Rana F; Wicks, George G; Heung, Leung K; Nakamura, Kenji

2014-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

307

Information Acquisition for Decision Making: Information Source Models  

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Information Acquisition for Decision Making: Information Source Models David Grace Lehigh University Eugene Perevalov Lehigh University Report: 12T-003 #12;Information Acquisition for Decision Making: Information Source Models Draft Abstract The optimal decision making problem in situations characterized

Snyder, Larry

308

The Options Approach to Software Prototyping Decisions 1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

of a software design choice. Boehm [1] pioneered the use of techniques from statistical decision theory Bayesian decision theory to calcuThe Options Approach to Software Prototyping Decisions 1 Prasad Chalasani Somesh Jha Kevin Sullivan

309

E-Print Network 3.0 - areas final decision Sample Search Results  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Behavioral Decision Research Collection: Biology and Medicine 89 Can behavioral decision theory explain risk-averse fire management decisions? Summary: Can behavioral decision...

310

A successful effort to involve stakeholders in a facility siting decision using LIPS with stakeholder involvement  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Local public opposition to federal bureaucratic decisions has resulted in public agencies rethinking the role of stakeholders in decision making. Efforts to include stakeholders directly in the decision-making process are on the increase. Unfortunately, many attempts to involve members of the public in decisions involving complex technical issues have failed. A key problem has been defining a meaningful role for the public in the process of arriving at a technical decision. This paper describes a successful effort by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in New Mexico to involve stakeholders in an important technical decision associated with its Environmental Restoration (ER) Project. The decision was where to locate a Corrective Action Management Unit (CAMU), a facility intended to consolidate and store wastes generated from the cleanup of hazardous waste sites. A formal priority setting process known as the Laboratory Integration Prioritization System (LIPS) was adapted to provide an approach for involving the public. Although rarely applied to stakeholder participation, the LIPS process proved surprisingly effective. It produced a consensus over a selected site and enhanced public trust and understanding of Project activities.

Merkhofer, L. [Applied Decision Analysis, Inc., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Conway, R. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Anderson, B. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

311

EIS-0413: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

3: Record of Decision EIS-0413: Record of Decision Searchlight Wind Energy Project, Searchlight, NV After considering potential environmental impacts, Western Area Power...

312

EIS-0440: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

40: Record of Decision EIS-0440: Record of Decision Quartzsite Solar Energy Project, La Paz County, AZ After considering potential environmental impacts, Western Area Power...

313

EIS-0454: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

4: Record of Decision EIS-0454: Record of Decision Tonopah Solar Energy, LLC, Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project (September 2011) For more information, contact: Ms. Angela...

314

DOE Defends Decision to Revoke Energy Star Designation for Certain...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Decision to Revoke Energy Star Designation for Certain LG Refrigerators DOE Defends Decision to Revoke Energy Star Designation for Certain LG Refrigerators December 23, 2009 -...

315

EIS-0472: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Record of Decision Uranium Leasing Program, Mesa, Montrose, and San Miguel Counties, Colorado The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces its decision to continue management of...

316

EIS-0225: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

of Decision Continued Operation of the Pantex Plant and Associated Storage of Nuclear Weapon Components The Department of Energy is issuing this Record of Decision for the...

317

EIS-0337: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Record of Decision EIS-0337: Record of Decision West Valley Demonstration Project Waste Management Activities In the Final West Valley Demonstration Project Waste Management...

318

Proposed Procedures for Liquefied Natural Gas Export Decisions...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Proposed Procedures for Liquefied Natural Gas Export Decisions Proposed Procedures for Liquefied Natural Gas Export Decisions On August 15, 2014, the Department of Energy's (DOE)...

319

EIS-0312: Record of Decision (2012) | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Bonneville Power Administration Administrator's Record of Decision: Columbia Basin Fish Accords Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Kalispel Tribe This Record of Decision...

320

EIS-0374: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

4: Record of Decision EIS-0374: Record of Decision Klondike III Biglow Canyon Wind Integration Project The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to implement the...

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EIS-0255: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Decision EIS-0255: Record of Decision Execution of Agreements to Install Additional Wind Turbines at the Wyoming Windpower Plant BPA has decided to execute one or more agreements...

322

EIS-0169: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

9: Record of Decision EIS-0169: Record of Decision Bonneville Power Administration Yakima Fisheries Project As Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), I have...

323

EIS-0447: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

EIS-0447: Record of Decision Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project, New York DOE announced its decision to grant a Presidential permit to Champlain Hudson...

324

EIS-0285: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Record of Decision EIS-0285: Record of Decision Transmission System Vegetation Management Program As indicated in the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program Final...

325

Reduction of Transient Particulate Matter Spikes with Decision...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Transient Particulate Matter Spikes with Decision Tree Based Control Reduction of Transient Particulate Matter Spikes with Decision Tree Based Control Using a non-parametric...

326

EIS-0249: Record of Decision (September 1996) | Department of...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Decision (September 1996) EIS-0249: Record of Decision (September 1996) Medical Isotopes Production Project: Molybdenum-99 and Related Isotopes The Department of Energy (DOE) is...

327

Northeast Climate Science Center Webinar - Making Decision in...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Management Across Multiple Agencies Using Structured Decision Making Northeast Climate Science Center Webinar - Making Decision in Complex Landscapes: Headwater Stream Management...

328

EIS-0288: Consolidated Record of Decision (EIS-0270 & EIS-0271...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

EIS-0288: Consolidated Record of Decision (EIS-0270 & EIS-0271) Tritium Supply and Recycling (EIS-0288) (EIS-0270) (EIS-0271) Consolidated Record of Decision for Tritium Supply...

329

Decision Making Based on a Nonparametric Shape-Preserving ...  

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Nov 25, 2013 ... This paper develops a robust optimization based decision-making ... investigations in economics and decision theory have systemized utili-.

2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

330

Materials Down Select Decisions Made Within DOE's Chemical Hydrogen...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Materials Down Select Decisions Made Within DOE's Chemical Hydrogen Storage Center of Excellence Materials Down Select Decisions Made Within DOE's Chemical Hydrogen Storage Center...

331

EIS-0343: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Record of Decision EIS-0343: Record of Decision Electrical Interconnection of the COB Energy Facility The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to offer contract terms...

332

EIS-0345: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Record of Decision EIS-0345: Record of Decision Electrical Interconnection of the Plymouth Generating Facility The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to implement...

333

EIS-0349: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

49: Record of Decision EIS-0349: Record of Decision Electrical Interconnection of the BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project The Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) has...

334

EIS-0365: Record of Decision and Floodplain Statement of Findings...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

of Decision and Floodplain Statement of Findings Imperial-Mexicali 230-kV Transmission Lines DOE announces its decision to implement the Proposed Action alternative, identified as...

335

EIS-0350: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Record of Decision EIS-0350: Record of Decision Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Building Replacement, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico The U.S. Department...

336

EIS-0330: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Record of Decision EIS-0330: Record of Decision Wallula-McNary Transmission Line Project and Wallula Power Project The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to...

337

EIS-0332: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Record of Decision EIS-0332: Record of Decision McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project Bonneville Power Administration has decided to implement the proposed action identified in...

338

EIS-0317: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

: Record of Decision EIS-0317: Record of Decision Kangley-Echo Lake Transmission Line Project Bonneville Power Administration has decided to implement the Proposed Action...

339

EIS-0325: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Record of Decision EIS-0325: Record of Decision Schultz-Hanford Area Transmission Line Project Bonneville Power Administration has decided to implement the Agency Preferred...

340

EIS-0293: Amended Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

EIS-0475: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Wetlands Involvement EIS-0293: Amended Record of Decision EIS-0293: Amended Record of Decision...

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341

Intentionally Including - Engaging Minorities in Physics Careers |  

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Intentionally Including - Engaging Minorities in Physics Careers Intentionally Including - Engaging Minorities in Physics Careers Intentionally Including - Engaging Minorities in Physics Careers April 24, 2013 - 4:37pm Addthis Joining Director Dot Harris (second from left) were Marlene Kaplan, the Deputy Director of Education and director of EPP, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Claudia Rankins, a Program Officer with the National Science Foundation and Jim Stith, the past Vice-President of the American Institute of Physics Resources. Joining Director Dot Harris (second from left) were Marlene Kaplan, the Deputy Director of Education and director of EPP, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Claudia Rankins, a Program Officer with the National Science Foundation and Jim Stith, the past Vice-President of the

342

Scramjet including integrated inlet and combustor  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This patent describes a scramjet engine. It comprises: a first surface including an aft facing step; a cowl including: a leading edge and a trailing edge; an upper surface and a lower surface extending between the leading edge and the trailing edge; the cowl upper surface being spaced from and generally parallel to the first surface to define an integrated inlet-combustor therebetween having an inlet for receiving and channeling into the inlet-combustor supersonic inlet airflow; means for injecting fuel into the inlet-combustor at the step for mixing with the supersonic inlet airflow for generating supersonic combustion gases; and further including a spaced pari of sidewalls extending between the first surface to the cowl upper surface and wherein the integrated inlet-combustor is generally rectangular and defined by the sidewall pair, the first surface and the cowl upper surface.

Kutschenreuter, P.H. Jr.; Blanton, J.C.

1992-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

343

P:\DECISION\0071.tee.wpd  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

OHA Exception Decisions issued since July 5, 1995, are available on the OHA website OHA Exception Decisions issued since July 5, 1995, are available on the OHA website located at http://www.oha.doe.gov. The text of a cited decision may be accessed by entering the case number of the decision in the search engine located at http://www.oha.doe.gov/search.htm. June 11, 2010 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Application for Exception Name of Case: Monroe Oil Company Date of Filing: May 26, 2010 Case Number: TEE-0071 On May 26, 2010, Monroe Oil Company (Monroe) filed an Application for Exception with the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) of the Department of Energy (DOE). The firm requests that it be permanently relieved of the requirement to prepare and file the Energy Information Administration (EIA) Form EIA-782B, entitled "Resellers'/Retailers' Monthly Petroleum Product

344

Experiments on decision making and auctions  

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Theory (Gilboa and Schmeidler, 1995). The basic premise behind Case-Based Decision Theory (henceforth CBDT) is that a DM uses her past experience to help evaluate current choices, rather than constructing beliefs about certain states of the world...

Watson, Elizabeth Ann

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

345

Online decision problems with large strategy sets  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

In an online decision problem, an algorithm performs a sequence of trials, each of which involves selecting one element from a fixed set of alternatives (the "strategy set") whose costs vary over time. After T trials, the ...

Kleinberg, Robert David

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Unstructured Direct Elicitation of Decision Rules  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We investigate the feasibility of unstructured direct-elicitation (UDE) of decision rules consumers use to form consideration sets. With incentives to think hard and answer truthfully, tested formats ask respondents to ...

Ding, Min

347

Final decisions that led to Y-12  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

decisions that led to Y-12 As we have seen earlier in this series, Ernest O. Lawrence and his University of California Radiation Lab in Berkeley was the center for research using...

348

Decision making process and factors routing  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This research studies the decision-making process and the factors that affect truck routing. The data collection involved intercept interviews with truck drivers at three rest area and truck stops along major highways in ...

Sun, Yichen, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Decisions that led to Y-12  

Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

Decisions that led to Y-12 Last week we saw the political and organizational changes that led up to the Manhattan Project being created on August 13, 1942. The S-1 Executive...

350

Total cost model for making sourcing decisions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This thesis develops a total cost model based on the work done during a six month internship with ABB. In order to help ABB better focus on low cost country sourcing, a total cost model was developed for sourcing decisions. ...

Morita, Mark, M.B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Identification of Information in Decision Systems  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Extending unique identification to non-physical objects (data, information, decisions, knowledge) is a challenging problem in systems engineering. The tools and technologies available for naming physical objects may soon ...

Datta, Shoumen

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

New Directions in Decision-Oriented CIM  

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This paper deals with the introduction of a non-conventional Decision Support System, called HELM, in a production environment. Such a tool, especially when integrated in an existing CIM environment, can be us...

Mauro Guazzo; Franco Marra; Livio Pugliese

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Firm leverage decisions: Does industry matter?  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract We use a standard capital structure mode l to investigate the firm leverage decisions of 1620 companies listed in the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) across a span of 13 years (2000–2012), dividing the sample into mining and other industries (non-mining). We also test for significant differences in leverage decisions between these two groups by applying a dummy variable approach. Our findings show that fundamental differences exist between mining and non-mining companies when making leverage decisions. We find evidence that mining firms are more sensitive to profitability and asset tangibility where neither profitability nor asset tangibility has significant association for non-mining firms. Overall results suggest that industry-type does matter for firms making leverage decisions.

Silvia Z. Islam; Sarod Khandaker

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Algorithmic Decision Theory and the Smart Grid  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

professionals #12;8 Algorithmic Decision Theory ·First International Conference on ADT, Venice 2009. ·Second are borrowed from a presentation by Gil Bindewald of the Dept. of Energy to the SIAM Science Policy Committee

355

Transmission line including support means with barriers  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A gas insulated transmission line includes an elongated outer sheath, a plurality of inner conductors disposed within and extending along the outer sheath, and an insulating gas which electrically insulates the inner conductors from the outer sheath. A support insulator insulatably supports the inner conductors within the outer sheath, with the support insulator comprising a main body portion including a plurality of legs extending to the outer sheath, and barrier portions which extend between the legs. The barrier portions have openings therein adjacent the main body portion through which the inner conductors extend.

Cookson, Alan H. (Pittsburgh, PA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

P:\DECISION\0105.tbh.wpd  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

January 20, 2011 January 20, 2011 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Motion For Summary Judgement Initial Agency Decision Name of Case: Colleen Monk Date of Filing: August 25, 2010 Case Number: TBH-0105 This Decision concerns a Complaint filed by Colleen Monk (hereinafter referred to as "Ms. Monk" or "the Complainant") against Washington TRU Solutions, VJ Technologies, and Mobile Characterization Services (hereinafter referred to individually as "WTS," "VJT," and "MCS,"

357

Energy Consumption of Personal Computing Including Portable  

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Energy Consumption of Personal Computing Including Portable Communication Devices Pavel Somavat1 consumption, questions are being asked about the energy contribution of computing equipment. Al- though studies have documented the share of energy consumption by this type of equipment over the years, research

Namboodiri, Vinod

358

EE Regional Technology Roadmap Includes comparison  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

EE Regional Technology Roadmap Includes comparison against 6th Power Plan (Update cyclically Roadmap with a strong linkage to utility programs Scan for Technologies 1. How does it address the NW Data Clearinghouse BPA/RTF NEEA/Regional Programs Group Update Regional EE Technology Roadmap Lighting

359

Video Topics Include Freshman Inquiry Course  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Video Topics Include Freshman Inquiry Course Open Advisement/ Group Advisement Dinning Campus: End of Spring 2012, Commencement May 18: Grades available on MAX after 4:30pm AdvisementYouTubeVideoSeries I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : YouTube Video Series 1 Mark Your Calendar 1 Exploring Major Tips 2

Hardy, Christopher R.

360

Including Ocean Model Uncertainties in Climate Predictions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Including Ocean Model Uncertainties in Climate Predictions Chris Brierley, Alan Thorpe, Mat Collins's to perform the integrations Currently uses a `slab' ocean #12;An Ocean Model Required to accurately model transient behaviour Will have its own uncertainties Requires even more computing power Create new models

Jones, Peter JS

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361

EIS-0173: DOE Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision | Department  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

73: DOE Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision 73: DOE Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision EIS-0173: DOE Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision Puget Power Northwest Washington Transmission Project BPA and Puget Sound Power & Light Company (Puget Power) have decided to upgrade the existing high- voltage transmission system in the Whatcom and Skagit Counties area of the State of Washington, between the towns of Custer and Sedro Woolley, including some areas within the City of Bellingham, starting in 1995. DOE/EIS-0173, Bonneville Power Administration Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Bonneville Power Administration/Puget Power Northwest Washington Transmission Project (October 1995) More Documents & Publications EIS-0450: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement

362

MOIRA: A decision support system for decision making on aquatic ecosystems contaminated by radioactive fallout  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Interventions to restore radionuclide contaminated aquatic ecosystems may reduce individual and collective radiation doses, but may also result in detrimental ecological, social and economic effects. Decision ...

D. Ríos Insua; E. Gallego; A. Mateos; S. Ríos-Insua

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Practical risk-based decision making: Good decisions made efficiently  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Robotics and Process Systems Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Westinghouse Savannah River Company have teamed with JBF Associates, Inc. to address risk-based robotic planning. The objective of the project is to provide systematic, risk-based relative comparisons of competing alternatives for solving clean-up problems at DOE facilities. This paper presents the methodology developed, describes the software developed to efficiently apply the methodology, and discusses the results of initial applications for DOE. The paper also addresses current work in applying the approach to problems in other industries (including an example from the hydrocarbon processing industry).

Haire, M.J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Guthrie, V.; Walker, D. [JBF Associates, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States); Singer, R. [Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Buildings Included on EMS Reports"  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Office of Legacy Management Office of Legacy Management Buildings Included on EMS Reports" "Site","Property Name","Property ID","GSF","Incl. in Water Baseline (CY2007)","Water Baseline (sq. ft.)","Water CY2008 (sq. ft.)","Water CY2009 (sq. ft.)","Water Notes","Incl. in Energy Baseline (CY2003)","Energy Baseline (sq. ft.)","CY2008 Energy (sq. ft.)","CY2009 Energy (sq. ft.)","Energy Notes","Included as Existing Building","CY2008 Existing Building (sq. ft.)","Reason for Building Exclusion" "Column Totals",,"Totals",115139,,10579,10579,22512,,,3183365,26374,115374,,,99476 "Durango, CO, Disposal/Processing Site","STORAGE SHED","DUD-BLDG-STORSHED",100,"no",,,,,"no",,,,"OSF","no",,"Less than 5,000 GSF"

365

Power generation method including membrane separation  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A method for generating electric power, such as at, or close to, natural gas fields. The method includes conditioning natural gas containing C.sub.3+ hydrocarbons and/or acid gas by means of a membrane separation step. This step creates a leaner, sweeter, drier gas, which is then used as combustion fuel to run a turbine, which is in turn used for power generation.

Lokhandwala, Kaaeid A. (Union City, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Completion strategy includes clay and precipitate control  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This article describes the conditions which are necessary for a successful oil well completion in the Mississippi and Cherokee zones of South Central Kansas. Topics considered include paraffin precipitation, clay swelling and migration, and iron precipitation. Clays in these zones are sensitive to water-base treating fluids and tend to swell and migrate to the well bore, thereby causing permeability damage. The presence of iron in the Mississippi and Cherokee formations has been indicated by cuttings, core samples, and connate water samples.

Sandy, T.; Gardner, G.R.

1985-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

367

Jet-calculus approach including coherence effects  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We show how integrodifferential equations typical of jet calculus can be combined with an averaging procedure to obtain jet-calculus-based results including the Mueller interference graphs. Results in longitudinal-momentum fraction x for physical quantities are higher at intermediate x and lower at large x than with the conventional ‘‘incoherent’’ jet calculus. These results resemble those of Marchesini and Webber, who used a Monte Carlo approach based on the same dynamics.

L. M. Jones; R. Migneron; K. S. S. Narayanan

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

MML Inference of Decision Graphs with Multi-way Joins  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

A decision tree is a comprehensible representation that has been widely used in many machine learning domains. But in the area of supervised learning, decision trees have their limitations. Two notable problems are those of replication and fragmentation. ... Keywords: MDL, MML, decision graphs, decision trees, machine learning, minimum message length, probabilistic prediction, supervised learning

Peter J. Tan; David L. Dowe

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Summary of Decisions- April 14, 2014 – April 18, 2014  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

370

Summary of Decisions- September 29, 2014 – October 3, 2014  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

371

Summary of Decisions- December 9, 2013 – December 13, 2013  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

372

Summary of Decisions- December 10, 2012 – December 14, 2012  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

373

Summary of Decisions- December 22, 2014 – December 26, 2014  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Freedom of Information Act Appeal

374

Summary of Decisions- July 30 – August 3, 2012  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

375

Summary of Decisions- September 8, 2014 – September 12, 2014  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Whistleblower Appeal (10 CFR Part 708)

376

Summary of Decisions- November 24, 2014 – November 28, 2014  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Freedom of Information Act Appeal

377

Summary of Decisions- October 6, 2014 – October 10, 2014  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Freedom of Information Act Appeal

378

Summary of Decisions- January 19, 2015 – January 23, 2015  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Freedom of Information Act Appeal

379

Summary of Decisions- July 14, 2014 – July 18, 2014  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

380

Summary of Decisions- June 2, 2014 – June 6, 2014  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

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381

Summary of Decisions- September 30, 2013 – October 4, 2013  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Whistleblower Appeal (10 CFR Part 708)

382

Summary of Decisions- February 17, 2014 – February 21, 2014  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

383

Six Reasons for Invoking Evolution in Decision Theory  

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1 Six Reasons for Invoking Evolution in Decision Theory Peter Hammerstein and Jeffrey R. Stevens made to understand decision making in the real world. Over the last decades, however, decision theory the increasingly empirical leanings of decision science, the explanatory power of evolutionary theory has been

384

A COMPUTATIONAL THEORY OF DECISION NETWORKS Nevin Lianwen Zhang  

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A COMPUTATIONAL THEORY OF DECISION NETWORKS By Nevin Lianwen Zhang B. Sc. (Mathematics) China how to represent and solve decision problems in Bayesian decision the­ ory (e.g. Fishburn 1988). A general representation named decision networks is proposed based on influence diagrams (Howard

Zhang, Nevin L.

385

Statistics 712: Applied Statistical Decision Theory Spring 1999 Syllabus  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 Statistics 712: Applied Statistical Decision Theory Spring 1999 Syllabus Robert Stine stine of many things (issues of multiplicity, Bonferroni) � Bayesian decision theory � Regression modeling of statistical methods and value of statistical perspectives in practical decision making. Some decisions

Stine, Robert A.

386

The Foundations of Epistemic Decision Theory Jason Konek  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Foundations of Epistemic Decision Theory Jason Konek University of Bristol jason. Epistemic Decision Theory, Accuracy, Direction of Fit, Epistemic Rationality 1 Introduction Credences have-firsters co-opt the resources of prac- tical decision theory. Just as decision-theoretic norms explain why

Fitelson, Branden

387

Summary of Decisions- October 27, 2014 – October 31, 2014  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Freedom of Information Act Appeal

388

Summary of Decisions- March 3, 2014 – March 7, 2014  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

389

Summary of Decisions- April 7, 2014 – April 11, 2014  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

390

Summary of Decisions- June 23, 2014 – June 27, 2014  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Whistleblower Appeal (10 CFR Part 708)

391

Summary of Decisions- January 27, 2014 – January 31, 2014  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

392

Summary of Decisions- February 9, 2015 – February 13, 2015  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Freedom of Information Act Appeal

393

Summary of Decisions- December 8, 2014 – December 12, 2014  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Whistleblower Appeal (10 CFR Part 708)

394

Summary of Decisions- July 21, 2014 – July 25, 2014  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710)

395

Research utilization in the building industry: decision model and preliminary assessment  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Research Utilization Program was conceived as a far-reaching means for managing the interactions of the private sector and the federal research sector as they deal with energy conservation in buildings. The program emphasizes a private-public partnership in planning a research agenda and in applying the results of ongoing and completed research. The results of this task support the hypothesis that the transfer of R and D results to the buildings industry can be accomplished more efficiently and quickly by a systematic approach to technology transfer. This systematic approach involves targeting decision makers, assessing research and information needs, properly formating information, and then transmitting the information through trusted channels. The purpose of this report is to introduce elements of a market-oriented knowledge base, which would be useful to the Building Systems Division, the Office of Buildings and Community Systems and their associated laboratories in managing a private-public research partnership on a rational systematic basis. This report presents conceptual models and data bases that can be used in formulating a technology transfer strategy and in planning technology transfer programs.

Watts, R.L.; Johnson, D.R.; Smith, S.A.; Westergard, E.J.

1985-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Research Brief 1 Retail Buyer Decision Making Retail Buyer Decision Making  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Research Brief 1 Retail Buyer Decision Making Retail Buyer Decision Making Pamela J. Brown, Ph prepared to acquaint extension agents with the process and responsibilities of buying for a retail business, current research topics concerning retail buyers, and specifically with apparel buying. This research

397

Technology Decisions Under Architectural Uncertainty: Informing Investment Decisions Through Tradespace Exploration  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Technology Decisions Under Architectural Uncertainty: Informing Investment Decisions Through§ Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 DOI: 10.2514/1.A32562 Although NASA has-term investment in the enabling technologies that will be required for these future systems. Given

de Weck, Olivier L.

398

Cache Decision Making: The Effects of Competition on Cache Decisions in Merriam's Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys merriami)  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Cache Decision Making: The Effects of Competition on Cache Decisions in Merriam's Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys merriami) Stephanie D. Preston and Lucia F. Jacobs University of California, Berkeley Caching food the risk of pilferage. However, little is known about how food-storing animals determine the risk

Jacobs, Lucia

399

Optical panel system including stackable waveguides  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An optical panel system including stackable waveguides is provided. The optical panel system displays a projected light image and comprises a plurality of planar optical waveguides in a stacked state. The optical panel system further comprises a support system that aligns and supports the waveguides in the stacked state. In one embodiment, the support system comprises at least one rod, wherein each waveguide contains at least one hole, and wherein each rod is positioned through a corresponding hole in each waveguide. In another embodiment, the support system comprises at least two opposing edge structures having the waveguides positioned therebetween, wherein each opposing edge structure contains a mating surface, wherein opposite edges of each waveguide contain mating surfaces which are complementary to the mating surfaces of the opposing edge structures, and wherein each mating surface of the opposing edge structures engages a corresponding complementary mating surface of the opposite edges of each waveguide.

DeSanto, Leonard (Dunkirk, MD); Veligdan, James T. (Manorville, NY)

2007-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

400

Thermovoltaic semiconductor device including a plasma filter  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A thermovoltaic energy conversion device and related method for converting thermal energy into an electrical potential. An interference filter is provided on a semiconductor thermovoltaic cell to pre-filter black body radiation. The semiconductor thermovoltaic cell includes a P/N junction supported on a substrate which converts incident thermal energy below the semiconductor junction band gap into electrical potential. The semiconductor substrate is doped to provide a plasma filter which reflects back energy having a wavelength which is above the band gap and which is ineffectively filtered by the interference filter, through the P/N junction to the source of radiation thereby avoiding parasitic absorption of the unusable portion of the thermal radiation energy.

Baldasaro, Paul F. (Clifton Park, NY)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Critical point anomalies include expansion shock waves  

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From first-principle fluid dynamics, complemented by a rigorous state equation accounting for critical anomalies, we discovered that expansion shock waves may occur in the vicinity of the liquid-vapor critical point in the two-phase region. Due to universality of near-critical thermodynamics, the result is valid for any common pure fluid in which molecular interactions are only short-range, namely, for so-called 3-dimensional Ising-like systems, and under the assumption of thermodynamic equilibrium. In addition to rarefaction shock waves, diverse non-classical effects are admissible, including composite compressive shock-fan-shock waves, due to the change of sign of the fundamental derivative of gasdynamics.

Nannan, N. R., E-mail: ryan.nannan@uvs.edu [Mechanical Engineering Discipline, Anton de Kom University of Suriname, Leysweg 86, PO Box 9212, Paramaribo, Suriname and Process and Energy Department, Delft University of Technology, Leeghwaterstraat 44, 2628 CA Delft (Netherlands); Guardone, A., E-mail: alberto.guardone@polimi.it [Department of Aerospace Science and Technology, Politecnico di Milano, Via La Masa 34, 20156 Milano (Italy); Colonna, P., E-mail: p.colonna@tudelft.nl [Propulsion and Power, Delft University of Technology, Kluyverweg 1, 2629 HS Delft (Netherlands)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

402

Complex shell model representation including antibound states  

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A generalization of the complex shell model formalism is presented that includes antibound states in the basis. These states, together with bound states, Gamow states, and the continuum background, represented by properly chosen scattering waves, form a representation in which all states are treated on the same footing. Two-particle states are evaluated within this formalism, and observable two-particle resonances are defined. The formalism is illustrated in the well-known case of Li11 in its bound ground state and in Ca70(g.s.), which is also bound. Both cases are found to have a halo structure. These halo structures are described within the generalized complex shell model. We investigated the formation of two-particle resonances in these nuclei, but no evidence of such resonances was found.

R. Id Betan; R. J. Liotta; N. Sandulescu; T. Vertse; R. Wyss

2005-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

403

P:\DECISION\0003.tba.wpd  

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5 5 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner: Gilbert J. Hinojos Date of Filing: May 13, 2005 Case Number: TBA-0003 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on April 27, 2005, involving a Complaint filed by Gilbert J. Hinojos (also referred to as the employee or the complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In his Complaint, Hinojos claims that his former employer, DOE contractor Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies (Honeywell or the contractor), retaliated against him for engaging in activity that is protected by Part 708. In the IAD, an Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Hearing Officer determined that the employee engaged in activity

404

P:\DECISION\0023.tba.wpd  

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July 9, 2007 July 9, 2007 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner: Franklin C. Tucker Date of Filing: April 25, 2007 Case Number: TBA-0023 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on April 9, 2007, involving a Complaint of Retaliation filed by Franklin C. Tucker (also referred to as the employee or the complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In his Complaint, Tucker claims that his former employer, DOE contractor BWXT Y-12, L.L.C. (BWXT or the contractor), retaliated against him for engaging in activity that is protected by Part 708. In the IAD, an Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Hearing Officer determined that the employee

405

P:\DECISION\0027.tbh.wpd  

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7, 2005 7, 2005 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Clint Olson Date of Filing: April 12, 2005 Case Number: TBH-0027 This Initial Agency Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Mr. Clint Olson (also referred to as the complainant or the individual) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The complainant is an employee of BWXT Pantex (BWXT), the Management and Operations Contractor at the DOE's Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. From July 1999 until November 2004, he was employed as a counter-intelligence officer (CIO) at the plant. On March 15, 2004, he filed a complaint of retaliation against BWXT with the Manager of the Employee Concerns Program (Employee Concerns Manager) at the DOE's

406

P:\DECISION\0088.tba.wpd  

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May 4, 2011 May 4, 2011 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Appeal Name of Petitioner: Arun K. Dutta Date of Filing: September 7, 2010 Case Number: TBA-0088 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on August 25, 2010, involving a Complaint of Retaliation filed by Arun K. Dutta (Mr. Dutta or the complainant) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. In his Complaint, Mr. Dutta alleged that his former employer, Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, Inc. (Parsons or the contractor), retaliated against him for engaging in activity protected under Part 708. In the IAD, the Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) Hearing Officer determined that Mr. Dutta had engaged in activity that is protected under Part 708, but that Parsons had shown that

407

P:\DECISION\1104.tso.wpd  

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from from disclosure under 5 U.S.C. § 552. Such material has been deleted from this copy and replaced with XXXXXX's. United States Department of Energy Office of Hearings and Appeals In the matter of Personnel Security Hearing ) ) Filing Date: September 1, 2011 ) Case No.: TSO-1104 ) ____________________________________) Issued: December 1, 2011 ______________ Decision and Order _______________ Robert B. Palmer, Hearing Officer: This Decision concerns the eligibility of XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (hereinafter referred to as "the individual") for access authorization under the regulations set forth at 10 C.F.R. Part 710, entitled "Criteria and Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to Classified Matter or Special

408

P:\DECISION\1009.tso.wpd  

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June 9, 2011 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Hearing Officer's Decision Name of Case: Personnel Security Hearing Date of Filing: February 15, 2011 Case Number: TSO-1009 This Decision concerns the eligibility of XXXXXXXXXX (hereinafter referred to as "the individual") to hold an access authorization 1/ under the Department of Energy's (DOE) regulations set forth at 10 C.F.R. Part 710, Subpart A, entitled, "General Criteria and Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to Classified Matter or Special Nuclear Material." As discussed below, after carefully considering the record before me in light of the relevant regulations, I have determined that the individual's access authorization should not be restored.

409

P:\DECISION\1102.tso.wpd  

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United States Department of Energy Office of Hearings and Appeals In the Matter of Personnel Security ) Filing Date: August 26, 2011 ) ) Case No. TSO-1102 ) ____________________________________) Issued: January 12, 2012 __________ Decision and Order __________ Kimberly Jenkins-Chapman, Hearing Officer: This Decision concerns the eligibility of xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx hereinafter referred to as "the individual") to hold an access authorization 1/ under the Department of Energy's (DOE) regulations set forth at 10 C.F.R. Part 710, Subpart A, entitled, "General Criteria and Procedures for Determining Eligibility for Access to Classified Matter or Special Nuclear Material." As discussed below, after carefully considering the record before me in light of the relevant regulations, I have

410

P:\DECISION\0034.tbz.wpd  

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May 30, 2006 May 30, 2006 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Motion To Dismiss Name of Case: Casey Von Bargen Date of Filing: June 15, 2005 Case Number: TBZ-0034 This Decision concerns a Motion To Dismiss that was filed by Sandia National Laboratories (hereinafter referred to as "SNL" or "the Respondent"). In this Motion, SNL seeks the dismissal of a complaint that was filed by Casey Von Bargen (hereinafter referred to as "Mr. Von Bargen" or "the Complainant") under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program (or "Whistleblower") regulations found at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. This complaint is currently

411

P:\DECISION\0088.tbh.wpd  

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August 25, 2010 August 25, 2010 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Initial Agency Decision Name of Case: Arun K. Dutta Dates of Filing: December 4, 2009 Case Number: TBH-0088 This Decision concerns a Complaint filed by Arun K. Dutta (hereinafter referred to as "Mr. Dutta" or "the Complainant") against Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "Parsons" or "the Respondent"), his former employer, under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program regulations found at 10 C.F.R. Part 708.

412

Capital expenditure decision making in small firms  

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A number of studies have been conducted to determine the extent to which large firms utilize sophisticated techniques in capital expenditure decision making. This research effort focuses on financial decision making procedures of small firms, exploring the techniques utilized to evaluate investment opportunities, methods employed to adjust for risk, purposes of expenditures and concern for profitability, and the source and cost of funds. In light of the recent debate on the capital shortage issue, small firms were also asked what type of tax reform they deemed most desirable to stimulate capital investments.

L.R. Runyon

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

SEEPAGE MODEL FOR PA INCLUDING DRIFT COLLAPSE  

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The purpose of this report is to document the predictions and analyses performed using the seepage model for performance assessment (SMPA) for both the Topopah Spring middle nonlithophysal (Tptpmn) and lower lithophysal (Tptpll) lithostratigraphic units at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Look-up tables of seepage flow rates into a drift (and their uncertainty) are generated by performing numerical simulations with the seepage model for many combinations of the three most important seepage-relevant parameters: the fracture permeability, the capillary-strength parameter 1/a, and the percolation flux. The percolation flux values chosen take into account flow focusing effects, which are evaluated based on a flow-focusing model. Moreover, multiple realizations of the underlying stochastic permeability field are conducted. Selected sensitivity studies are performed, including the effects of an alternative drift geometry representing a partially collapsed drift from an independent drift-degradation analysis (BSC 2004 [DIRS 166107]). The intended purpose of the seepage model is to provide results of drift-scale seepage rates under a series of parameters and scenarios in support of the Total System Performance Assessment for License Application (TSPA-LA). The SMPA is intended for the evaluation of drift-scale seepage rates under the full range of parameter values for three parameters found to be key (fracture permeability, the van Genuchten 1/a parameter, and percolation flux) and drift degradation shape scenarios in support of the TSPA-LA during the period of compliance for postclosure performance [Technical Work Plan for: Performance Assessment Unsaturated Zone (BSC 2002 [DIRS 160819], Section I-4-2-1)]. The flow-focusing model in the Topopah Spring welded (TSw) unit is intended to provide an estimate of flow focusing factors (FFFs) that (1) bridge the gap between the mountain-scale and drift-scale models, and (2) account for variability in local percolation flux due to stochastic hydrologic properties and flow processes.

C. Tsang

2004-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

414

2007 Wholesale Power Rate Adjustment Proceeding (WP-07) : Administrator's Final Record of Decision.  

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This Record of Decision (ROD) contains the decisions of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), based on the record compiled in this rate proceeding, with respect to the adoption of power rates for the three-year rate period commencing October 1, 2006, through September 30, 2009. This ''2007 Wholesale Power Rate Adjustment Proceeding'' is designed to establish replacement rate schedules and General Rate Schedule Provisions (GRSPs) for those that expire on September 30, 2006. This power rate case also establishes the General Transfer Agreement (GTA) Delivery Charge for the period of October 1, 2007, through September 30, 2009. BPA's Power Subscription Strategy and Record of Decision (Subscription Strategy), as well as other Agency processes, provide much of the policy context for this rate case and are described in Section 2. This ROD follows a full evidentiary hearing and briefing, including an Oral Argument before the BPA Administrator. Sections 3 through 18, including any appendices or attachments, present the issues raised by parties in this proceeding, the parties positions, BPA staff positions on the issues, BPA's evaluations of the positions, and the Administrator's decisions. Parties had the opportunity to file briefs on exceptions to the Draft ROD, before issuance of this Final Record of Decision.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Proceediigsof the 38' Conferenceon Decision & Control  

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Proceediigsof the 38' Conferenceon Decision & Control Phoenix,Arizona USA December 1999 TuAO2 10 Introduction Performance optimization of stochastic discrete event zystems (e.g., queueing syst,ems- formation Systems Inc., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (WTT), Nippon Steel Information

Ishizaki, Fumio

416

Photo Credit: David Development of a decision  

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Photo Credit: David H. Uthe Development of a decision support model to quantify water use/2004, Water Sustainability Undergraduate Fellowship Program #12;Photo Credit: David H. Uthe Objective, and vegetation water use in riparian areas characteristic of the state of AZ. Photo Credit: Gertrud Konings Photo

Fay, Noah

417

Quantum Theory of Probability and Decisions  

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The probabilistic predictions of quantum theory are conventionally obtained from a special probabilistic axiom. But that is unnecessary because all the practical consequences of such predictions follow from the remaining, non-probabilistic, axioms of quantum theory, together with the non-probabilistic part of classical decision theory.

David Deutsch

1999-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

418

DECISION MODELS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANNING  

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widespread applications in civilian sectors, both in private companies and in the nonmilitary government. The majority of Fortune 500 companies have utilized O.R. inside to help them in their decision making, long.R. experience, created its DRAFT #12;own permanent O.R. group within the City's Office of Management and Budget

Wang, Hai

419

Implications for decision making: Government perspectives  

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Implications for decision making in three areas related to policy towards greenhouse gas emissions are discussed from a governmental perspective. The first area involves issues related to the apportionment of risk. The second concerns the standard to be applied in evaluated costs. The third encompasses the international equity issues raised by policies to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

Gruenspecht, H. [Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

420

Towards transition: resourcing socially learned decisions  

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This conceptual paper examines the need for deliberative public decision making to create a sustainable society, and the potential for social learning and public decision making in the online collective intelligence. Concepts and evidence are synthesised from studies of sustainability, decision-making, communication, deliberative democracy, knowledge management, and information and communication technology. The future of the relationship between humans, society, and nature is being co-constructed, and ICT may act to improve or to diminish the quality of this relationship. Further understanding of the potential of ICT to enable and support public/social learning and democratic decisions on courses of action will be a signpost to a pathway to a sustainable future. The synthesis of understandings from sustainable development, communication, knowledge management, and online web domains creates a meta-level appreciation of converging issues facing humans and society in relation to nature. This is a contribution to understanding online communication for building a pathway out of crisis into a sustainable society.

Terry Nolan; Richard J. Varey

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MultiCriteria Decision Making for Sustainability-Oriented Chemical Process Design  

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MultiCriteria Decision Making for Sustainability-Oriented Chemical Process Design Xun Jin and Karen), Sustainability, Multi-Objective Programming (MOP), Williams-Otto (WO) process, Multiobjective Evolutionary, sustainability has more than ever been elaborated in a wide variety of contexts, including chemical process

High, Karen

422

Modeling Medical System Threats with Conditional Probabilities using Multiple-Valued Logic Decision  

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Modeling Medical System Threats with Conditional Probabilities using Multiple-Valued Logic Decision system reliability has become an area of increasing importance. Medical system threats, which include system operation. To address these problems, we build upon our previous threat cataloging methodology

Thornton, Mitchell

423

DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision  

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DECISION AND ORDER DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Names of Petitioners: META, Inc. Logistics Applications, Inc. Dates of Filing:April 22, 1996 May 22, 1996 Case Numbers: VWA-0006 VWA-0013 This Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Mr. Eugene Greer under the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program, codified at 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Until his employment was terminated on November 4, 1993, Mr. Greer was an audio-visual operator at DOE Headquarters employed by two DOE contractors, Omega, Inc., and its successor META, Inc. During Omega's tenure, the Office of Inspector General (IG) interviewed Mr. Greer in connection with an investigation of misuse of government property by two DOE employees responsible for supervising the audio-visual contract.

424

Making Weighty Decisions: Do Pre-Service Teachers Understand the Impact of Data-Driven Decisions?  

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that students with emotional and behavioral disabilities (EBD) are in critical need of best practice or evidence based instruction, behavioral interventions, and classroom management strategies selected and implemented with teacher use of data-based decision...

Williams, Lauren E.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

425

Evidence-based Decision Making: Influences on Central-Office Administrators' Decision-Making Practices  

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through rigorous, scientifically-based research. This mandate required central office administrators who managed federal budgets to make evidence-based decisions when purchasing interventions and programs with federal funds. In this study, central office...

Haecker, Bonnie Minnia

2013-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

426

Incorporation of decision, game, and Bayesian game theory in an emergency evacuation exit decision model  

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Abstract This paper explores the use of utility and game theory to model egress decisions for exit choices found in evacuations. These mathematically rigorous theories serve as a basis for individual exit decision making that captures interactions between evacuees. The model presented in this paper is fundamentally different from traditional evacuation simulators that capture the exit selection behaviour through simple heuristics or objective functions. A utility function based on energy consumption of exit alternatives is created that captures evacuee risk preferences and beliefs. Multiple game forms are created to allow for trade-offs between model fidelity and computational complexity. These models range from Bayesian games to simplified normal games. Multiple examples and validations are used to show that the decision analysis model developed here captures natural human tendencies and characteristics. This enables creation of a high fidelity exit decision model that simulates exit selection of evacuees.

Bryan L. Mesmer; Christina L. Bloebaum

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

A paradox in decision theory and some experimental results: The relative nature of decisions  

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A simple two-choice single outcome valued decision under risk is presented which should show up the limitations in the classical approach of von Neumann, its extensions and its alternatives. An empirical testi...

Iain Paterson; Andreas Diekmann

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

The Design Decisions Laboratory develops theories and tools to understand and assist decision-making in design and product development. The group is  

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The Design Decisions Laboratory develops theories and tools to understand and assist decision design tradeoff decisions as well as the impact of those decisions on public and private stakeholders of economics and public policy on design decisions and the resulting environmental impact of those decisions

Michalek, Jeremy J.

429

Measurement Error in Progress Monitoring Data: Comparing Methods Necessary for High-Stakes Decisions  

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, 2007; Fuchs, 2004; Wayman, Wallace, Wiley, Ticha, & Espin, 2007). PM is rooted in Applied Behavioral Analysis in the 1950s and Precision Teaching in the 1970s, but its application today is the result of studies of curriculum-based measurement (CBM...). With discord emerging in the PM literature over the use of PM for important decisions, this paper will provide an overview of the technical adequacy of CBM to assess growth. Included in the overview will be a specific focus on high-stakes decisions...

Bruhl, Susan

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

430

Decisions, decisions...  

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... “I was flying a Boeing 737 into Tokyo when the left engine caught on fire,” begins Jonah Lehrer in ...

Adam Kepecs

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

431

NREL-Decision-Support Tools Demonstration | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

NREL-Decision-Support Tools Demonstration NREL-Decision-Support Tools Demonstration Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Decision-Support Tools Agency/Company /Organization: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Sector: Energy Topics: Policies/deployment programs, Pathways analysis, Technology characterizations Resource Type: Software/modeling tools, Presentation, Training materials Website: prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com//w/images/2/29/WIRE Decision-Support Tools Screenshot References: Decision-Support Tools [1] Logo: Decision-Support Tools "This is a short demonstration of three decision-support tools: GsT, HOMER, and JEDI. These tools can be used to make informed decisions regarding the application of renewable energy technologies." Summary

432

Quantitative Analysis of Group Decision Making for Complex Engineered Systems  

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Understanding group decision-making processes is crucial for design or operation of a complex system. Unfortunately, there are few experimental tools that might contribute to the development of a theory of group decision-making ...

Broniatowski, David Andre

433

EIS-0183: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

183: Record of Decision EIS-0183: Record of Decision Columbia Basin Fish Accord MOA with the Shoshone-Banock Tribes 2008 Columbia Basin Fish Accord MOA with the Shoshone-Banock...

434

Summary of Decisions - December 15, 2014 - December 19, 2014...  

Energy Savers [EERE]

15, 2014 - December 19, 2014 Summary of Decisions - December 15, 2014 - December 19, 2014 December 19, 2014 - 8:35am Addthis Personnel Security Decision (10 CFR Part 710) On...

435

Decision making on the sole basis of statistical likelihood  

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This paper presents a new axiomatic decision theory for choice under uncertainty. Unlike Bayesian decision theory where uncertainty is represented by a probability function, in our theory, uncertainty is given in the form ...

Giang, Phan H.; Shenoy, Prakash P.

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Transportation Decision Support Systems Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

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Transportation Decision Support Systems Oak Ridge National Laboratory managed by UT-Battelle, LLC Passenger Flows Supply Chain Efficiency Transportation: Energy Environment Safety Security Vehicle and implementation of automated transportation decision support models for the scheduling and routing of cargo

437

Towards Better Approaches To Decision Support in Logistics Problems  

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Towards Better Approaches To Decision Support in Logistics Problems Ian Davidson and Ryszard a decision support framework for logistics problems. The research covers methodologies, technologies and software tools. The framework considers typical characteristics of real-world logistics problems, common

Davidson, Ian

438

EIS-0376: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

76: Record of Decision EIS-0376: Record of Decision White Wind Farm Project White Wind Farm, LLC (Applicant), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navitas Energy, Inc., has applied to the...

439

550 FW 3 Documenting and Implementing Decisions | Open Energy...  

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and Implementing Decisions Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Legal Document- OtherOther: 550 FW 3 Documenting and Implementing DecisionsLegal...

440

EIS 0026: Revision of the Record of Decision | Department of...  

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EIS 0026: Revision of the Record of Decision EIS 0026: Revision of the Record of Decision Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Disposal Phase DOE has decided to dispose of up to 2,500 cubic...

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441

How the Koontz Decision May Affect Climate Change Policy  

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Please join us for a Sept. 10 webinar to discuss the Supreme Court's controversial decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District and explore how the decision may affect the...

442

A decision making framework for cruise ship design  

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This thesis develops a new decision making framework for initial cruise ship design. Through review of effectiveness analysis and multi-criteria decision making, a uniform philosophy is created to articulate a framework ...

Katsoufis, George P. (George Paraskevas)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

EIS-0344: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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Record of Decision EIS-0344: Record of Decision Grand Coulee-Bell 500-kV Transmission Line Project The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to construct the proposed...

444

EIS-0399: Record of Decision (OE) | Department of Energy  

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OE) EIS-0399: Record of Decision (OE) Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. 230-kV Transmission Line Project Department of Energy announces its decision to issue a Presidential permit to...

445

Summary of Decisions- February 24, 2014 – February 28, 2014  

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Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Application for Exception

446

Summary of Decisions- March 18, 2013- March 22, 2013  

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Decisions were issued on: - Freedom of Information Act Appeal - Personnel Security (10 CFR Part 710) - Application for Exception

447

P:\DECISION\0100.tba.wpd  

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OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Appeal Name of Petitioner: Vinod Chudgar Date of Filing: January 28, 2011 Case Number: TBA-0100 This Decision considers an Appeal of an Initial Agency Decision (IAD) issued on January 13, 2011, involving a complaint of retaliation filed under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708, by Vinod Chudgar (hereinafter referred to as "the Complainant" or "Mr. Chudgar") against Savannah River Remediation (hereinafter referred to as "the Respondent" or "SRR"). SRR is the Management and Operations contractor for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS). In his complaint, Mr. Chudgar alleged that he

448

P:\DECISION\0026.tee.wpd  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

, 2005 , 2005 DECISION AND ORDER OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Application for Exception Case Name: Energy Savings Products, Ltd. Date of Filing: September 28, 2005 Case Number: TEE-0026 This Decision and Order considers an Application for Exception filed by Energy Savings Products, Ltd. (ESP) seeking exception relief from the provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 430, pertaining to energy conservation standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps (Air Conditioner Standards). ESP is a manufacturer of small duct, high velocity (SDHV) air conditioning equipment. In its exception request, ESP asserts that the firm will suffer a gross inequity, serious hardship and an unfair distribution of burdens if forced to comply with the 13 SEER energy efficiency standard effective

449

Investment Decisions for Baseload Power Plants  

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Investment Decisions for Investment Decisions for Baseload Power Plants January 29, 2010 402/012910 Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United

450

P:\DECISION\0024.tee.wpd  

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2, 2005 2, 2005 DECISION AND ORDER OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Application for Exception Petitioner: Refricenter International Date of Filing: September 14, 2005 Case Numbers: TEE-0024 This Decision and Order considers an Application for Exception filed by Refricenter International (Refricenter), seeking exception relief from the provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 430, pertaining to energy conservation standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps (Air Conditioner Standards). Refricenter imports and markets air conditioning equipment on the island of Puerto Rico. In its exception request, Refricenter asserts that it will incur a serious hardship, inequity and an unfair distribution of burdens if forced to comply with the 13 SEER energy efficiency standard effective January 2006, 10 C.F.R. § 430.32(c). If Refricenter's exception request were

451

P:\DECISION\0013.tee.wpd  

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2005 2005 DECISION AND ORDER OFFICE OF HEARINGS AND APPEALS Application for Exception Petitioner: NORDYNE, Inc. Date of Filing: August 27, 2004 Case Numbers: TEE-0013 This Decision and Order considers an Application for Exception filed by NORDYNE, Inc. (NORDYNE), seeking exception relief from the provisions of 10 C.F.R. Part 430, pertaining to energy conservation standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps (Air Conditioner Standards). NORDYNE manufacturers air conditioning and heating equipment for the residential, light commercial and manufactured housing markets. In its exception request, NORDYNE asserts that it will suffer a serious hardship, inequity and an unfair distribution of burdens if forced to comply with the 13 SEER energy efficiency standard effective January 2006, 10 C.F.R. § 430.32(c). If

452

Approval of the Critical Decision 4.  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

SUBJECT: ACTION: Approval of the Critical Decision 4 for the Closeout SUBJECT: ACTION: Approval of the Critical Decision 4 for the Closeout of the General Atomics (GA) Hot Cell Facility (HCF) Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) Project, Project Baseline Summary VL-GA-0012, and the Transfer for the GA Project Files to the Office of Legacy Management (LM) ISSUE: None BACKGROUND: Activities associated with the cleanup of the GA HCF and surrounding site were completed on September 28,2003. The GA site has been remediated to negotiated cleanup standards and released by the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the State of California Department of Health Services Radiological Health Branch (CAL-RHB) to unrestricted use. All project generated waste and legacy spent fuel materials have been dispositioned. GAts Special Nuclear

453

Decision Analysis of Dynamic Spectrum Access Rules  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A current trend in spectrum regulation is to incorporate spectrum sharing through the design of spectrum access rules that support Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA). This paper develops a decision-theoretic framework for regulators to assess the impacts of different decision rules on both primary and secondary operators. We analyze access rules based on sensing and exclusion areas, which in practice can be enforced through geolocation databases. Our results show that receiver-only sensing provides insufficient protection for primary and co-existing secondary users and overall low social welfare. On the other hand, using sensing information between the transmitter and receiver of a communication link, provides dramatic increases in system performance. The performance of using these link end points is relatively close to that of using many cooperative sensing nodes associated to the same access point and large link exclusion areas. These results are useful to regulators and network developers in understanding in developing rules for future DSA regulation.

Juan D. Deaton; Luiz A. DaSilva; Christian Wernz

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Case Nos. VWA-0007 and VWA-0008 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

VWA-0007 and VWA-0008 VWA-0007 and VWA-0008 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Names of Petitioners: C. Lawrence Cornett, Maria Elena Torano Associates, Inc. Date of Filing: May 9, 1996 Case Numbers: VWA-0007, VWA-0008 This Decision involves a complaint filed by C. Lawrence Cornett (Complainant) under the Department of Energy's Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. Complainant contends that various types of reprisals were taken against him by his employer, Maria Elena Torano Associates, Inc. (META), after he raised public health and safety concerns regarding the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS). (1) At the time of Complainant's hiring in November 1992, META was under contract to the DOE to review and revise draft materials for the PEIS including the performance of data analysis. See

455

Decision Support for Redesigning Wastewater Treatment Technologies  

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Critical macroenvironmental factors, such as housing density, transportation infrastructure, and climate conditions were found to affect technology decisions regarding reactor volume, weight of outputs, energy consumption, atmospheric emissions, investment cost, and net revenue. ... It covers Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, Political, Legal, Ethical, and Demographic factors that can influence the design of the treatment processes, costs, and end-product outputs of the proposed RRP (Table 5). ... However, the risks related to acids may be prohibitive of this method. ...

Jennifer R. McConville; Rahel Künzle; Ulrike Messmer; Kai M. Udert; Tove A. Larsen

2014-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

456

Colorado Public Utility Commission's Xcel Wind Decision  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

In early 2001 the Colorado Public Utility Commission ordered Xcel Energy to undertake good faith negotiations for a wind plant as part of the utility's integrated resource plan. This paper summarizes the key points of the PUC decision, which addressed the wind plant's projected impact on generation cost and ancillary services. The PUC concluded that the wind plant would cost less than new gas-fired generation under reasonable gas cost projections.

Lehr, R. L. (NRUC/NWCC); Nielsen, J. (Land and Water Fund of the Rockies); Andrews, S.; Milligan, M. (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

2001-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

457

Decision support system to select cover systems  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The objective of this technology is to provide risk managers with a defensible, objective way to select capping alternatives for remediating radioactive and mixed waste landfills. The process of selecting containment cover technologies for mixed waste landfills requires consideration of many complex and interrelated technical, regulatory, and economic issues. A Decision Support System (DSS) is needed to integrate the knowledge of experts from scientific, engineering, and management disciplines to help in selecting the best capping practice for the site.

Bostick, K.V.

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Implications for decision making: Auto industry perspectives  

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Implications for decision making in areas related to policy towards greenhouse gas emissions are discussed from the perspective of the auto industry. Two methods of reducing fuel use are discussed: increasing fuel efficiency of automobiles and reducing vehicle fuel use by other methods. Regulatory and market-driven control of fuel consumption are discussed. It is concluded that the automobile industry would prefer market-driven control of fuel consumption to regulatory control of fuel efficiency.

Leonard, S.A. [General Motors Technical Center, Warren, MI (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

459

Implications for decision making: Industrial sector perspectives  

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Implications for decision making in areas related to policy towards greenhouse gas emissions are discussed from the perspective of the industrial sector. Industry is presented as supportive of energy conservation measures in spite of the large uncertainties in the global warming issue. Perspectives of developed and developing countries are contrasted, and carbon dioxide emissions are compared. Socioeconomic implications of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in the form of higher prices for goods and services, are outlined.

Mangelsdorf, F.E. [Texaco, Inc., Beacon, NY (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

460

Decision Theory for Performance Evaluation of New Technologies Incorporating Institutional Issues: Application to Traffic Control Implementation  

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Welfare Functions," Theory and Decision, 6, 311- IBI (1995),system evaluation and decision-theory techniques areevaluation and decision-theory. Transportation System

Mattingly, Stephen P

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

E-Print Network 3.0 - aid decision tool Sample Search Results  

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in Java. Tool decisions: - The system is developed using the System Architect... decisions has been. Add a decision: manually or via some tool; then integrate the...

462

Formalising robot ethical reasoning as decision heuristics Charles Fox  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

ethical reasoning should enable rapid decisions to to be made in difficult situations, such as where alongside utility maximisation decisions in automated systems? We consider classical philosophical concepts ceremonies and tradition. Well-functioning ethical reasoning should enable rapid decisions to to be made

Barker, Jon

463

Neural-Network-Based Maintenance Decision Model for Diesel Engine  

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To decrease the fuzzy and uncertain factors in the maintenance decision models of diesel engine, a combination BP-neural-network-based maintenance decision model for diesel engine is presented in this paper. It can make the maintenance of diesel engine ... Keywords: Deterioration degree, Diesel engine, Maintenance decision, Neural network

Yingkui Gu; Juanjuan Liu; Shuyun Tang

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Editorial Manager(tm) for Theory and Decision Manuscript Draft  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Editorial Manager(tm) for Theory and Decision Manuscript Draft Manuscript Number: Title and 2-MOPI. halshs-00625706,version1-22Sep2011 Author manuscript, published in "Theory and Decision (2011) 297-324" DOI : 10.1007/s11238-010-9198-3 #12;Theory and Decision manuscript No. (will be inserted

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

465

Computer Science and Decision Theory Fred S. Roberts 1  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Computer Science and Decision Theory Fred S. Roberts 1 DIMACS Center, Rutgers University by these applications that place great strain on decision theory/social science methods, and explores applications of consensus, with the relation between computer science and game theory and decisions, and with \\algorithmic

466

The Complexity of Decision Problems in Automata Theory and Logic  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The Complexity of Decision Problems in Automata Theory and Logic by Larry J. Stockmeyer #12, and the f i r s t order theory of two successors and prefix, among others. It follows that the decision of recursive function theory. Keywords: computational complexity, decision procedure star- free, Turing machine

Polz, Martin

467

Combining Decision Procedures for Positive Theories Sharing Constructors  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Combining Decision Procedures for Positive Theories Sharing Constructors Franz Baader 1 and Cesare whose positive theories are de- cidable, how can one obtain a decision procedure for the positive theory equational theories. 1 Introduction Built-in decision procedures for certain types of theories (like

Baader, Franz

468

Special Issue: Probabilistic models of cognition Bayesian decision theory in  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Special Issue: Probabilistic models of cognition Bayesian decision theory in sensorimotor control to that predicted by Bayesian Decision Theory. This theory defines optimal behaviour in a world characterized be integrated. Bayesian decision theory [9­11] defines how our beliefs should be combined with our objectives

Körding, Konrad Paul

469

Some thoughts on Le Cam's statistical decision theory David Pollard  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Some thoughts on Le Cam's statistical decision theory by David Pollard Statistics Department Yale theory of statistical inference and decision theory. A short, self- contained proof of a key result developed a general theory for handling asymptotic problems in statistical decision theory. At the core

Pollard, David

470

Mini-Review Neural Antecedents of Financial Decisions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

for predicting choices and for building a physiologically constrained theory of decision-making. Key wordsMini-Review Neural Antecedents of Financial Decisions Brian Knutson1 and Peter Bossaerts2 1 of Finance, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 To explain investing decisions

Knutson, Brian

471

Procuring Fuel Cells for Stationary Power: A Guide for Federal...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Procuring Fuel Cells for Stationary Power: A Guide for Federal Facility Decision Makers Procuring Fuel Cells for Stationary Power: A Guide for Federal Facility Decision Makers This...

472

Procuring Fuel Cells for Stationary Power: A Guide for Federal...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Procuring Fuel Cells for Stationary Power: A Guide for Federal Decision Makers Procuring Fuel Cells for Stationary Power: A Guide for Federal Decision Makers Download presentation...

473

USE OF THE BELIEF THEORY TO FORMALIZE AGENT DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES: APPLICATION TO CROPPING PLAN DECISION-MAKING  

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USE OF THE BELIEF THEORY TO FORMALIZE AGENT DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES: APPLICATION TO CROPPING PLAN to define the agent decision making process. This formalism is based on the belief theory, which is a formal the belief theory. This theory allows to formalize reasoning. It can be used to make a decision between

Boyer, Edmond

474

Starting Up Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This chapter gives the reader a practical introduction into microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR) including the microbial production of natural gas from oil. Decision makers who consider the use of one of the...

Michael Siegert; Jana Sitte; Alexander Galushko; Martin Krüger

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Analysis of Demand Side Management Products at Residential Sites: Case of Pacific Northwest U.S.  

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This paper provides a quantitative approach to determine important product features that are to be included in smart thermostats. This approach is expected to help decision makers manage product design process...

Ibrahim Iskin…

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Operation Tomodachi: Answers, Data Products,and Lessons Learned from the U.S. Department of Energy's Consequence Management Response Team (CMRT) to the Fukushima-Daiichi Reactor Accident  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This slide-show presents the DOE response to the Fukushima Diaiichi disaster, including aerial and ground monitoring, issues for which the team had not trained or planned for, and questions from decision makers.

Hopkins, R.

2012-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

477

EIS-0246: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

EIS-0246: Record of Decision EIS-0246: Record of Decision EIS-0246: Record of Decision Wildlife Mitigation Program BPA has decided to adopt the set of prescriptions (goals, strategies, and procedural requirements) identified in the final EIS as "Alternative 6, Balanced Action (BPA's Preferred Alternative)." This decision will standardize the planning and implementation process, while achieving balance among all decision factors: (1) meeting the biological objectives of wildlife mitigation projects, (2) achievement of cost and administrative efficiency, (3) compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and (4) protection and improvement of other environmental resources when such actions would support wildlife mitigation. DOE-EIS-0246, Bonneville Power Administration, Wildlife Mitigation Program

478

EIS-0246: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

: Record of Decision : Record of Decision EIS-0246: Record of Decision Wildlife Mitigation Program BPA has decided to adopt the set of prescriptions (goals, strategies, and procedural requirements) identified in the final EIS as "Alternative 6, Balanced Action (BPA's Preferred Alternative)." This decision will standardize the planning and implementation process, while achieving balance among all decision factors: (1) meeting the biological objectives of wildlife mitigation projects, (2) achievement of cost and administrative efficiency, (3) compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and (4) protection and improvement of other environmental resources when such actions would support wildlife mitigation. DOE-EIS-0246, Bonneville Power Administration, Wildlife Mitigation Program

479

Eventological theory of decision making for stock markets  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

The eventological theory of decision-making, the theory of eventfull decision-making is a theory of decision-making based on eventological principles and using results of mathematical eventology; a theoretical basis of the practical eventology. The beginnings of this theory which have arisen from eventfull representation of the reasonable subject and his decisions in the form of eventological distributions (E-distributions) of sets of events and which are based on the eventological H-theorem are offered. The illustrative example of the eventological decision-making by the reasonable subject on his own eventfull behaviour in the financial or share market is considered.

Oleg Yu. Vorobyev; Joe J. Goldblatt; Rebecca Finkel

2008-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

480

EIS-0198: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

8: Record of Decision 8: Record of Decision EIS-0198: Record of Decision Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Ground Water Project (April 1997) The Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing this Record of Decision regarding its programmatic decision for the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Ground Water Project. This decision enables DOE to take action under its UMTRA Ground Water Project, and is based on the environmental analyses in the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Ground Water Project (DOE/EIS-0198), which DOE issued in December 1996. Record of Decision for the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Ground Water Project (April 1997) 62 FR 22913 More Documents & Publications

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481

Enhancing management decision making in global enterprises using GIS principles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Business organisations are increasing their influence and presence throughout the world as domestic economies become oversaturated. Organisations increasingly turn to international commerce to discover new markets. Globalisation requires that firms adapt their management and decision-making practices to recognise localised cultural, political, legal, social, and security requirements. In response, organisations are revamping their decision processes, tailoring them as cultures evolve, political assumptions and realities change, laws are enacted, social issues come to the forefront, and security requirements mature. Traditional decision support systems (DSS) are incapable of readily incorporating localised variables into decision-making processes and must be enhanced. Geographic Information Systems (GIS), have the potential to enhance traditional management decision-making (DSS) tools by adapting them for use in global environments. This paper proposes the melding of GIS and DSS toolsets to create a new framework, hereinafter referred to as Geographically-Enhanced Decision Support Systems (GEDSS), for enhanced management and decision-making for businesses.

A. James Wynne; Harry L. Reif; Chandrashekar D. Challa

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

EIS-0183: Revised Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Revised Record of Decision Revised Record of Decision EIS-0183: Revised Record of Decision Offer of Conditional Commitment for a Loan Guarantee for, and Electrical Interconnection of, the Shepherds Flat Wind Project; Bonneville Power Administration The U.S. Department of Energy announces its decisions to provide a conditional loan guarantee for, and interconnection to the Federal Columbia River Transmission River (FCRTS) of, the 846-megawatt (MW) Shepherds. DOE/EIS-0183, Revised Record of Decision for Offer of Conditional Commitment for a Loan Guarantee for, and Electrical Interconnection of, the Shepherds Flat Wind Project; Bonneville Power Administration, (October 2010) More Documents & Publications EIS-0183: DOE Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision EIS-0183: DOE Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision

483

DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

5, 2007 5, 2007 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Curtis Hall Date of Filing: June 22, 2006 Case Number: TBH-0042 This Initial Agency Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Mr. Curtis Hall (also referred to as the complainant or the individual) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The complainant was an employee of Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI), the prime contractor at the DOE's Hanford Site in Richland, Washington. From January 10, 2005 until July 28, 2005, he was employed as a Controls & Instrumentation (C&I) Engineer to work at the Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) being constructed at the Hanford Site. On October 20, 2005, he filed a complaint of retaliation against BNI with the DOE

484

DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

, 2007 , 2007 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Casey von Bargen Date of Filing: May 21, 2007 Case Number: TBH-0034 This Initial Agency Decision involves a whistleblower complaint filed by Mr. Casey von Bargen (also referred to as the complainant or the individual) under the Department of Energy (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. The complainant was an employee of COMPA Industries, Inc. (COMPA), a subcontractor of Sandia Corporation (Sandia) which manages the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the DOE. On June 2, 2003, he began employment at the SNL facility as a safety engineer. On September 20, 2004, the complainant was terminated from his position. In November 2004, he filed a complaint of

485

DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

2, 2002 2, 2002 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Name of Petitioner: Janet K. Benson Date of Filing: June 2, 1999 Case Number: VWA-0044 This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed in 1994 by Janet K. Benson (the Complainant) against Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Regents of the University of California (UC) under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708 (Part 708). At all times relevant to this proceeding, UC managed and operated LLNL for the United States government under a contract between the Regents of UC and the DOE. It is the Complainant's contention that during her employment with LLNL she engaged in activity protected by

486

DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

2, 2002 2, 2002 DECISION AND ORDER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Initial Agency Decision Names of Petitioners: Raymond Gallegos; Andrew Sanchez Date of Filing: July 3, 2001 Case Numbers: VBH-0070; VBH-0071 This Initial Agency Decision concerns a whistleblower complaint filed by Raymond Gallegos and Andrew Sanchez (the Complainants) against their previous employer, Business Environments (BE), under the Department of Energy's (DOE) Contractor Employee Protection Program, 10 C.F.R. Part 708. BE is a subcontractor that provides office furniture to the DOE's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The complainants worked as furniture installers for BE until they were both terminated on December 11, 2000. The complainants allege that BE terminated them in retaliation for their

487

Efficient Transportation Decision Public Web Site: Bridging the Gap Between Transportation Planning and the Public  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

for accomplishing transportation planning and projectprocess – the Efficient Transportation Decision Making (Process - is to make transportation decisions more quickly

Roaza, Ruth

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Enterprise decision support using Intranet technology  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We present a knowledge-based enterprise modeling framework that automatically builds and executes task-specific models in response to user queries. This framework bases its reasoning about a particular organization upon a library of knowledge representing signigicant organizational phenomena from different perspectives and at different levels of detail. The system is aimed at providing fast cycle responses to decrease organizational error and support strategic decision-making. The focus is on how to improve model building and how to extract the relevant knowledge to support specific analyses of corporate issues. An Intranet-based prototype implementation is presented to illustrate the ideas and concepts.

Sulin Ba; Karl R Lang; Andrew B Whinston

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

489

Algorithms for optimal dyadic decision trees  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A new algorithm for constructing optimal dyadic decision trees was recently introduced, analyzed, and shown to be very effective for low dimensional data sets. This paper enhances and extends this algorithm by: introducing an adaptive grid search for the regularization parameter that guarantees optimal solutions for all relevant trees sizes, revising the core tree-building algorithm so that its run time is substantially smaller for most regularization parameter values on the grid, and incorporating new data structures and data pre-processing steps that provide significant run time enhancement in practice.

Hush, Don [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Porter, Reid [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Better Buildings Alliance Solar Decision Guide  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Businesses considering implementing solar PV may encounter widespread geographic differences regarding utility incentive structures (buy-down incentives, performance based incentives, feed-in tariffs, etc.), utility policies (net metering, interconnection requirements), regulatory structures, and permitting requirements. They might also have uncertainty about how to assess the different ownership structures (PPA, lease, own, etc.). The Solar Decision Guide can help companies navigate this complex environment to determine if investing in solar makes financial sense and to identify the regions that offer the most promising returns on solar investment.

491

Strategic electric sector assessment methodology under sustainability conditions (SESAMS). Knowledge-based decision support framework: an enhanced methodology  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Foreseeable growth in world population and the desire to maintain or improve a particular standard of living will lead to a substantial increase in future world-wide energy demands. Among the different energy carriers, electricity has become especially important because of its versatility and manifold connections with services that make our environment more liveable. Even innovative energy saving and pollution mitigation technologies often rely on electricity. The question which arises is what kind of global energy mix and designs of technologies used to produce, store, transmit and distribute electricity should be implemented in the future to provide these services as a fundamental desire in a way compatible with a sustainable development. There is a need to assess energy in a more comprehensive way, to introduce sustainability as a new paradigm and assess the consequences, to develop and test tools which could be helpful in the decision making process. The above issues, which affect the strategic planning of electric sector supply and end-use activities, both in developed and developing countries, will be addressed by the project proposed here in order to develop an integrated methodological tool for electric sector development. The use of models will assist decision makers and other actors such as citizens, politicians, and administrators involved in the process of selecting among options for future electricity generation in Switzerland, and in understanding alternative resource choices in the context of the sustainability criterion. The present paper introduces a new research project at ETH within the Alliance for Global Sustainability research framework. One of the goals of the project is to develop and utilise knowledge-based infrastructures (e.g., databases, expert systems) and power system simulation and multi-attribute decision support tools in conjunction with electric sector actors primarily in Switzerland and New England (USA) in order that decision-making takes place on a more informed and sound basis. In taking into account the timely development and dissemination of scenario option results, primary consideration will be given to national and industrial electricity concerns with the goal of assisting countries e.g. Switzerland, in the selection of acceptable energy options for the next 20 to 30 years.

Adrian V. Gheorghe; R.M. von Spakovsky; P.A. Haldi; Stefan Hirschberg; S. Connors

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

ISIPTA'07 July 19th, 2007 Data-Based Decisions under  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

-Based Decisions under Complex Uncertainty" Research Interests: Decision Theory under Imprecise Probabilities-Based Decisions under Imprecise Probability and Least Favorable Models Usual Decision Theory States of nature-Based Decisions under Imprecise Probability and Least Favorable Models Usual Decision Theory States of nature

Hable, Robert

493

Superfund Record of Decision (EPA Region 6): Fourth Street Abandoned Refinery Site, Oklahoma City, OK, September 1993  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The decision document presents the selected remedial action for the Fourth Street Refinery Site (FSR site), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for the Ground Water Operable Unit. The Record of Decision (ROD) addresses the contamination in the ground water, which includes non-aqueous phase liquids. Principal threat wastes include 'pools' of dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs) submerged beneath the ground water or in fractured bedrock, or NAPLs floating on water. This Ground Water Operable Unit addresses the principal threat at the site by monitoring the ground water to ensure that the contaminant levels are reduced with time due to natural attenuation, once the surface contamination is removed.

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1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Decision support software technology demonstration plan  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The performance evaluation of innovative and alternative environmental technologies is an integral part of the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mission. Early efforts focused on evaluating technologies that supported the implementation of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. In 1986 the Agency began to demonstrate and evaluate the cost and performance of remediation and monitoring technologies under the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) program (in response to the mandate in the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA)). In 1990, the US Technology Policy was announced. This policy placed a renewed emphasis on making the best use of technology in achieving the national goals of improved quality of life for all Americans, continued economic growth, and national security. In the spirit of the technology policy, the Agency began to direct a portion of its resources toward the promotion, recognition, acceptance, and use of US-developed innovative environmental technologies both domestically and abroad. Decision Support Software (DSS) packages integrate environmental data and simulation models into a framework for making site characterization, monitoring, and cleanup decisions. To limit the scope which will be addressed in this demonstration, three endpoints have been selected for evaluation: Visualization; Sample Optimization; and Cost/Benefit Analysis. Five topics are covered in this report: the objectives of the demonstration; the elements of the demonstration plan; an overview of the Site Characterization and Monitoring Technology Pilot; an overview of the technology verification process; and the purpose of this demonstration plan.

SULLIVAN,T.; ARMSTRONG,A.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

EIS-0383: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Record of Decision Record of Decision EIS-0383: Record of Decision Orlando Gasification Project, Orlando, Orange County, FL Record of Decision for the environmental impact statement (EIS) (DOE/EIS-0383) to assess the environmental impacts associated with a proposed project that would be cost-shared by DOE and Southern Company (in partnership with the Orlando Utilities Commission) (OUC) under DOE's Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI) program. Record of Decision for the Orlando Gasification Project, Orlando, Orange County, FL, DOE/EIS-0383 (April 2007) 72 FR 17143 More Documents & Publications EIS-0383: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0383: Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0361: Record of Decision and Floodplain Statement of Findings

496

EIS-0277: Amended Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Amended Record of Decision Amended Record of Decision EIS-0277: Amended Record of Decision Management of Certain Plutonium Residues and Scrub Alloy Stored at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (January 2001) The Department of Energy (DOE) has decided to revise its approach to managing approximately 315 kg of plutonium fluoride residues (containing approximately 142 kg of plutonium) that currently are stored at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (Rocky Flats Site). Amended Record of Decision for the Management of Certain Plutonium Residues and Scrub Alloy Stored at the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, DOE/EIS-0277 (January 2001) 66 FR 4803 More Documents & Publications EIS-0220: Amended Record of Decision EIS-0220: Amended Record of Decision EIS-0220

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EIS-0228: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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28: Record of Decision 28: Record of Decision EIS-0228: Record of Decision Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility The Department of Energy (DOE) is issuing this Record of Decision (ROD) regarding the DOE's proposed Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in northern New Mexico. DOE has decided to complete and operate the DARHT facility at LANL while implementing a program to conduct most tests inside steel containment vessels, with containment to be phased in over ten years. DOE/EIS-0228, Record of Decision Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility, 60 FR 53588 (October 1995) More Documents & Publications EIS-0183: Record of Decision EIS-0380: Mitigation Action Plan Annual Report Audit Report: IG-0599

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Building Design Advisor: An Integrated Decision-Making Environment  

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Building Design Advisor: An Integrated Decision-Making Environment Building Design Advisor: An Integrated Decision-Making Environment Speaker(s): Vineeta Pal Date: July 26, 2001 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Satkartar K. Kinney To make informed decisions about the design, construction and operation of a building, it is necessary to predict and evaluate the impact of these decisions on the performance of the building. Each of these decisions impacts the performance of the building in a number of different and inter-related ways. Therefore, a computational environment that seeks to support this decision-making process needs to enable the prediction and evaluation of different aspects of building performance. Several stand-alone computer tools are currently available, each of which addresses a particular aspect of the building performance. The Building Design

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Community-Driven Development Decision Tools for Rural Development Programs  

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Community-Driven Development Decision Tools for Rural Development Programs Community-Driven Development Decision Tools for Rural Development Programs Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Community-driven Development Decision Tools for Rural Development Programs Agency/Company /Organization: International Fund for Agricultural Development Topics: Policies/deployment programs Resource Type: Guide/manual, Training materials Website: www.ifad.org/english/cdd/pub/decisiontools.pdf Community-driven Development Decision Tools for Rural Development Programs Screenshot References: Community-Driven Development Decision Tools[1] Overview "The CDD Decision Tools is the final outcome of a series of studies conducted from 2003-08 by IFAD on the CDD activities and approaches it sponsors in a number of countries in Western and Central Africa (WCA). The

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EIS-0383: Record of Decision | Department of Energy  

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EIS-0383: Record of Decision EIS-0383: Record of Decision EIS-0383: Record of Decision Orlando Gasification Project, Orlando, Orange County, FL Record of Decision for the environmental impact statement (EIS) (DOE/EIS-0383) to assess the environmental impacts associated with a proposed project that would be cost-shared by DOE and Southern Company (in partnership with the Orlando Utilities Commission) (OUC) under DOE's Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI) program. Record of Decision for the Orlando Gasification Project, Orlando, Orange County, FL, DOE/EIS-0383 (April 2007) 72 FR 17143 More Documents & Publications EIS-0383: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0383: Draft Environmental Impact Statement EIS-0361: Record of Decision and Floodplain Statement of Findings