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The Evolution of International Geo-Political Risk 1956–2001  

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In this paper we study the characteristics and evolution of international geo-political risk between 1956, the end of the Korean ... To this end we propose a database of political events with global impact that s...

Ephraim Clark; Radu Tunaru

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coal-ash spills highlight ongoing risk to ecosystems  

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Coal-ash spills highlight ongoing risk to ecosystems ... A holding pond for coal ash collapsed, releasing billions of gallons of coal-ash sludge onto nearby farmland and into the waters of the Emory and Tennessee rivers. ... For decades, researchers, environmental advocates, local communities, and even the U.S. EPA have been concerned about the ongoing risks posed by the unregulated management of coal ash. ...

Rhitu Chatterjee

2009-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

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EU in the struggle for global governance: geopolitical ethics  

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This article argues in favour of a coherent and active European Union foreign policy based on the idea of 'geopolitical ethics'. In the first part of the article, the situation of the international system since 1990 is outlined. It seems that after the financial crisis of 2008 the world has lost its global governor - the USA - and thus plunged into a non-polar structure. The second part of the article will present the concept of 'geopolitical ethics'. Namely, analogical to the personalistic 'ethics of responsibility', in which an individual is the primary focus, 'geopolitical ethics' considers the nation as the constituent unit in the international system. In the final section, two case studies, both involving the internal (policy making) and external (policy implementation) dimensions of the EU's grand strategy - 'geopolitical ethics', are presented.

Igor KovaÄŤ

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Atlantic Alliance and Geopolitics: New Realities and New Challenges  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Cooley, John K. (2005) An Alliance against Babylon. London:The Future of the Atlantic Alliance. Colombia: University ofKai Lie* Draft The Atlantic Alliance and Geopolitics: New

Lie, Kai Olaf

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Russia's Foreign Policy Toward Iran: A Critical Geopolitics Perspective  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

document contains the author’s accepted manuscript. For the publisher’s version, see the link in the header of this document.] Russia’s Foreign Policy Toward Iran: A Critical Geopolitics Perspective Mariya Y. Omelicheva Paper citation: Omelicheva..., Mariya Y. Russia’s Foreign Policy Toward Iran: A Critical Geopolitics Perspective, forthcoming in Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 14(3): 331-344, 2012. Abstract: Russia’s foreign policy stance on nuclear Iran has been a subject of debate...

Omelicheva, Mariya Y.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Russia's Geopolitical Orientation Towards the Former Soviet States  

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Russia's Geopolitical Orientation Towards the Former Soviet States Was Russia Able to Discard its Imperial Legacy? An examination into the nature of Russia's economic,military anddiplomatic policies towards the former Soviet statesduring Boris Yeltsin's first term as Presidentof an independentRussia

Blandford, Ann

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Geopolitical influences on German development policies in Africa and AIDS policies in Kenya  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

At the beginning of the twenty-first century Germany geopolitics can be characterized by its grand strategy as a civilian power. Germany has come to depend on a civilianized international system based on multilateralism, international institutions...

Bachmann, Veit

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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The Environment, Geopolitics and Artificial Islands of Dubai in the Persian Gulf  

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Abstract In recent decades, environmental degradation and its consequences as well as the importance of its safeguarding have resulted in the emergence of many researches in different scientific fields. However, the environmental geopolitics, as O Tuathail states, deals with the relationship between the earth and human in geopolitical tradition. Accordingly, in this paper, by adopting critical geopolitics perspective and through descriptive-analytical method, the environmental geopolitics in the Persian Gulf is studied. In this regard, the artificial islands of Dubai are considered the study cases. The facts suggest that these islands which are created as the result of developmental policies of Dubai, have threatened the environmental security of Persian Gulf and have caused alarming environmental consequences for other coastal states.

Zahra Moussavi; Adeleh Aghaei

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fracking in the Polish press: Geopolitics and national identity  

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Abstract In a context of resource scarcity and political instability, new energy sources and technologies are being explored in many parts of the world and exploited in some. One of these new energy sources is shale gas and one of the countries seeking to decrease its energy dependence and increase its energy security is Poland which is largely dependent on gas and oil imports from Russia. This article presents the results of a thematic content analysis of articles reporting on shale gas/fracking published in Gazeta Wyborcza and Rzeczpospolita, two leading Polish newspapers, from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2012. Findings suggest that in media reporting the geopolitical dimension of fracking overrides the technological/scientific dimension and that representations are overwhelmingly positive. Positive representations are bolstered through particular linguistic framings. It is argued that the Polish press has polarized the debate on fracking in a particular (positive) direction, which has silenced an open and constructive debate concerning energy policy in Poland and constructed criticism of fracking as counter-normative and “un-Polish.” The potential socio-political and policy implications of these media representations are discussed.

Rusi Jaspal; Brigitte Nerlich; Szczepan Lema?cyzk

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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World oil and geopolitics to the year 2010  

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This paper focuses on the interplay of market forces and politics in the world oil market projected to the year 2010. It argues that world oil demand will increase considerably, with Asian demand growing the fastest. Given that the growth of oil supply of producers outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will be trivial, the call on OPEC oil will increase substantially. Yet, given their declining per-capita oil revenues, OPEC members may not be able to make timely investments in required upstream projects. If this happens, the supply constraint will lead to higher prices and intensified international competition for Arabian/Persian Gulf oil. Thus, foreign investment will be needed increasingly in OPEC states if prices are to remain stable. But geopolitical and institutional barriers to foreign investment in many OPEC members hinder foreign investment. It is imperative that major players in the world oil market cooperate to reduce such barriers in time to ensure that supply corresponds to rising demand. 22 refs., 8 figs., 10 tabs.

Amirahmadi, H.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Accomplishments - An Ongoing Endeavor | Department of Energy  

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

Accomplishments - An Ongoing Endeavor Accomplishments - An Ongoing Endeavor Accomplishments - An Ongoing Endeavor Accomplishments - An Ongoing Endeavor Diversify: SRS opened a new curation facility to preserve Cold War artifacts. SRS is home to the FBI's Radiological Evidence Examination Facility and US Army Training Exercises. DOE invested in projects at Richland and Oak Ridge to develop efficient materials for advanced vehicles.Visitors to Hanford's B Reactor National Historic Landmark brought $2.5 million to the local economy. Northern New Mexico organizations and industry are moving technologies to commercialization through venture capital funding and business assistance. Los Alamos' robust work for others program integrates both federal and non-federal entities. At INL, the Advanced Test Reactor, originally used for US Naval

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Universal patterns underlying ongoing wars and terrorism  

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We report a remarkable universality in the patterns of violence arising in three high-profile ongoing wars, and in global terrorism. Our results suggest that these quite different conflict arenas currently feature a common type of enemy, i.e. the various insurgent forces are beginning to operate in a similar way regardless of their underlying ideologies, motivations and the terrain in which they operate. We provide a microscopic theory to explain our main observations. This theory treats the insurgent force as a generic, self-organizing system which is dynamically evolving through the continual coalescence and fragmentation of its constituent groups.

Johnson, N F; Restrepo, J A; Becerra, O; Bohorquez, J C; Suárez, N; Restrepo, E M; Zarama, R; Johnson, Neil F.; Spagat, Mike; Restrepo, Jorge A.; Becerra, Oscar; Bohorquez, Juan Camilo; Suarez, Nicolas; Restrepo, Elvira Maria; Zarama, Roberto

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statement from the White House Press Secretary on the Ongoing...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

the White House Press Secretary on the Ongoing U.S. Response to the Earthquakes and Tsunami in Japan Statement from the White House Press Secretary on the Ongoing U.S. Response to...

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Building Removal Ongoing at DOE's Paducah Site | Department of Energy  

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

Building Removal Ongoing at DOE's Paducah Site Building Removal Ongoing at DOE's Paducah Site Building Removal Ongoing at DOE's Paducah Site August 23, 2012 - 12:00pm Addthis Media Contact Buz Smith Robert.Smith@lex.doe.gov 270-441-6821 PADUCAH, KY - Work is ongoing at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) to raze a 65,000-square-foot facility known as the C-340 Metals Plant, which was used to make uranium metal during the Cold War. Department of Energy (DOE) cleanup contractor LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky began removing more than 1,500 panels of cement-asbestos siding from the Metals Plant complex Wednesday in anticipation of New Jersey-based LVI Services starting demolition Sept. 19. Demolition work is projected to last through the end of calendar 2012. "This is an important milestone because the C-340 Metals Plant is the

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Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country Jump to: navigation, search Stage 2 LEDS Home Introduction to Framework Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities Develop_BAU Stage 4: Prioritizing and Planning for Actions Begin execution of implementation plans 1.0. Organizing the LEDS Process 1.1. Institutional Structure for LEDS 1.2. Workplan to Develop the LEDS 1.3. Roles and responsibilities to develop LEDS 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other

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Lessons Learned: An Ongoing Dialogue About Smart Grid | Department of  

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

Lessons Learned: An Ongoing Dialogue About Smart Grid Lessons Learned: An Ongoing Dialogue About Smart Grid Lessons Learned: An Ongoing Dialogue About Smart Grid November 21, 2011 - 11:31am Addthis EPB’s $226 million Smart Grid Investment Grant project, part of the Energy Department's Recovery Act funding has allowed upgrades on its distribution system and the installation of “smart” switches and sensor equipment for 164 distribution circuits as well as the deployment of approximately 1500 smart switches system-wide. Thanks to these smart grid technologies, EPB saved thousands of hours of outage time for their consumers. | DoE photo EPB's $226 million Smart Grid Investment Grant project, part of the Energy Department's Recovery Act funding has allowed upgrades on its distribution system and the installation of "smart" switches and sensor

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Lessons Learned: An Ongoing Dialogue About Smart Grid | Department of  

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

Lessons Learned: An Ongoing Dialogue About Smart Grid Lessons Learned: An Ongoing Dialogue About Smart Grid Lessons Learned: An Ongoing Dialogue About Smart Grid November 21, 2011 - 11:31am Addthis EPB’s $226 million Smart Grid Investment Grant project, part of the Energy Department's Recovery Act funding has allowed upgrades on its distribution system and the installation of “smart” switches and sensor equipment for 164 distribution circuits as well as the deployment of approximately 1500 smart switches system-wide. Thanks to these smart grid technologies, EPB saved thousands of hours of outage time for their consumers. | DoE photo EPB's $226 million Smart Grid Investment Grant project, part of the Energy Department's Recovery Act funding has allowed upgrades on its distribution system and the installation of "smart" switches and sensor

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Introduction to the special issue: Understanding and linking the biophysical, socioeconomic and geopolitical effects of dams  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

hydropower, irrigation and drinking water supplies, recreation, navigation, and many other resources impacts (Pejchar and Warner, 2001). Aging struc- tures, which can pose a risk to public safety whose work is included in this special issue partici- pated in the symposium and shared with us

Tullos, Desiree

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Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership Ongoing Project Website  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

and Energy Efficiency Partnership Ongoing Project Website and Energy Efficiency Partnership Ongoing Project Website Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership Ongoing Project Website Focus Area: Wind Topics: Deployment Data Website: www.reeep.org/16085/completed-projects.htm Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/renewable-energy-and-energy-efficienc Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Public-Private Partnerships Regulations: "Fuel Efficiency Standards,Appliance & Equipment Standards and Required Labeling,Audit Requirements,Building Certification,Energy Standards,Feed-in Tariffs" is not in the list of possible values (Agriculture Efficiency Requirements, Appliance & Equipment Standards and Required Labeling, Audit Requirements, Building Certification, Building Codes, Cost Recovery/Allocation, Emissions Mitigation Scheme, Emissions Standards, Enabling Legislation, Energy Standards, Feebates, Feed-in Tariffs, Fuel Efficiency Standards, Incandescent Phase-Out, Mandates/Targets, Net Metering & Interconnection, Resource Integration Planning, Safety Standards, Upgrade Requirements, Utility/Electricity Service Costs) for this property.

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Enterprise SRS: Leveraging Ongoing Operations to Advance National Programs - 13108  

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The SRS is re-purposing its vast array of assets to solve future national issues regarding environmental stewardship, national security, and clean energy. The vehicle for this transformation is Enterprise SRS which presents a new, strategic view of SRS as a united endeavor for 'all things nuclear' as opposed to a group of distinct and separate entities with individual missions and organizations. Key among the Enterprise SRS strategic initiatives is the integration of research into facilities in conjunction with ongoing missions to provide researchers from other national laboratories, academic institutions, and commercial entities the opportunity to demonstrate their technologies in a relevant environment and scale prior to deployment. To manage that integration of research demonstrations into site facilities, The DOE Savannah River Operations Office, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, and the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) have established the Center for Applied Nuclear Materials Processing and Engineering Research (CANMPER). The key objective of this initiative is to bridge the gap between promising transformational nuclear materials management advancements and large-scale deployment of the technology by leveraging SRS assets (e.g. facilities, staff, and property) for those critical engineering-scale demonstrations necessary to assure the successful deployment of new technologies. CANMPER will coordinate the demonstration of R and D technologies and serve as the interface between the engineering-scale demonstration and the R and D programs, essentially providing cradle-to-grave support to the R and D team during the demonstration. While the initial focus of CANMPER will be on the effective use of SRS assets for these demonstrations, CANMPER also will work with research teams to identify opportunities to perform R and D demonstrations at other facilities. Unique to this approach is the fact that these SRS assets will continue to accomplish DOE's critical nuclear material missions (e.g., processing in H-Canyon and plutonium storage in K-Area). The demonstration can be accomplished in a more cost-effective manner through the use of existing facilities in conjunction with ongoing missions. Essentially, the R and D program would not need to pay the full operational cost of a facility, just the incremental cost of performing the demonstration. Current CANMPER activities have been focused on integrating advanced safeguards monitoring technology demonstrations into the SRS H-Canyon and advanced location technology demonstrations into K-Area Materials Storage. These demonstrations are providing valuable information to researchers and program owners. In addition these demonstrations are providing CANMPER with an improved protocol for demonstration management that can be exercised across the entire SRS (and to offsite venues) to ensure that future demonstrations are done efficiently and provide an opportunity to use these unique assets for multiple purposes involving national laboratories, academia, and commercial entities. Key among the envisioned future demonstrations is the use of H-Canyon to demonstrate new nuclear materials separations technologies critical for advancing the mission needs of three major program offices: DOE-EM, DOE-Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE), and the NNSA. Given the modular design of H-Canyon, the demonstrations would be accomplished using a process frame. The demonstration equipment would be installed on the process frame and that frame would then be positioned into an H Canyon cell so that the demonstration is performed in a radiological environment involving prototypic nuclear materials. (authors)

Marra, J.E.; Murray, A.M. [Savannah River National Laboratory, Building 773-A, Aiken S.C 29808 (United States)] [Savannah River National Laboratory, Building 773-A, Aiken S.C 29808 (United States); McGuire, P.W.; Wheeler, V.B. [Department of Energy-Savannah River Operations Office, Aiken SC 29808 (United States)] [Department of Energy-Savannah River Operations Office, Aiken SC 29808 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "ongoing geopolitical risks" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
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The Geopolitics of Oil  

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...reduce their production by a similar...barrels ofoil a day. Although the...barrels of oil per day. It is likely...Virtually all the OPEC producers, particularly...their oil. In 1973, 90 percent...increase indigenous production, and ac-celerate...

1980-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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NNSA Meets with Japanese Scientists to Discuss On-Going Fukushima Work |  

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

NNSA Meets with Japanese Scientists to Discuss On-Going Fukushima NNSA Meets with Japanese Scientists to Discuss On-Going Fukushima Work NNSA Meets with Japanese Scientists to Discuss On-Going Fukushima Work August 3, 2012 - 1:30pm Addthis Scientists from the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). | Photo from the Office of Public Affairs, NNSA Scientists from the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). | Photo from the Office of Public Affairs, NNSA Robert Middaugh Communications Coordinator at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Scientists from the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) met with colleagues from National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to work on on-going aerial and ground monitoring efforts following the accident at the

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Ongoing R&D in Europe on Energy End User Behavior, Smart Grids and Low  

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Ongoing R&D in Europe on Energy End User Behavior, Smart Grids and Low Ongoing R&D in Europe on Energy End User Behavior, Smart Grids and Low Energy Houses Speaker(s): Sofia Stensson Date: January 21, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Mary Ann Piette Sofia will give an introduction to European research being done in three different areas 1) behavior and visualization, 2) smart grids and 3) low energy houses. Behavior and visualization: As buildings and processes become more efficient, behavior will be increasingly important for energy use. Visualization can be used to improve awareness of energy use and contribute to behavioral changes. New technology for visualization and social contexts can motivate energy efficiency. Such concepts are implemented in an ongoing project in offices at SP, where the users contribute to the concept

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EIS-0466: Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for Ongoing Operations  

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

6: Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for Ongoing 6: Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for Ongoing Operations at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico EIS-0466: Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for Ongoing Operations at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico Summary This Site-Wide EIS evaluates the continued operation of the DOE/NNSA activities at Sandia National Laboratories. The SWEIS will consider a No Action Alternative, which is to continue current operations through implementation of the 1999 Record of Decision and subsequent NEPA decisions, and three action alternatives proposed for consideration. Public Comment Opportunities No public comment opportunities available at this time. Documents Available for Download August 12, 2011 EIS-0466: Re-opening of Public Scoping Period and Announcement of

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Statement from the White House Press Secretary on the Ongoing U.S. Response  

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

from the White House Press Secretary on the Ongoing U.S. from the White House Press Secretary on the Ongoing U.S. Response to the Earthquakes and Tsunami in Japan Statement from the White House Press Secretary on the Ongoing U.S. Response to the Earthquakes and Tsunami in Japan March 14, 2011 - 12:00am Addthis THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Our thoughts and our prayers remain with the people of Japan. The President has been kept fully briefed on developments and the response throughout the weekend. As directed by the President, we have offered our Japanese friends whatever assistance is needed as America will stand with Japan as they recover and rebuild. We have already been helping in a number of ways. USAID is coordinating the overall U.S. government efforts in support of the Japanese government's

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"Annual NEPA Planning Summary Status of Ongoing NEPA Compliance Activities: Environmental Assessments"  

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

Status of Ongoing NEPA Compliance Activities: Environmental Assessments" Status of Ongoing NEPA Compliance Activities: Environmental Assessments" "NNSA NA-21" "January 2012" "#","*Title, Location","Estimated Cost","Estimated Schedule (**NEPA Milestones)",,"Description" ,"U.S.-origin Spent Nuclear Fuel Returned to the United States from Austria in 2025",250000,"Determination Date:","February 2012","NA-21 seeks to analyze the impacts of U.S.-origin spent nuclear fuel returned to the United States from Austria in 2025 since current NEPA documentation for the U.S.-Origin Remove Program does not address this scenario." ,,,"Transmittal to State:","March 2012"

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MYRES-I: Behind the Scenes of an Ongoing Program to Unite Young Solid Earth Researchers  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

MYRES-I: Behind the Scenes of an Ongoing Program to Unite Young Solid Earth Researchers Frederik J". It is time to take stock, in the interest of maximum democratic transparency -- certainly. But this will also, this was a gift that keeps on giving. The attendees were told they, too, could become "armchair geochemists

Becker, Thorsten W.

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Political risks of hydrocarbon deposit development in the Arctic seas of the Russian Federation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Nowadays the process of Arctic development has a long-term international cooperation character. Economic and geopolitical interests of both arctic and non-arctic countries meet in the region. Apart from resource development issues, there are problems concerning security, sustainable development and some others issues conditioned by climate and geographical characteristics of the region. Strategic analysis of political risks for the Russian Federation is carried out. The analysis reveals that political risks of hydrocarbon deposits development in the RF arctic seas appear as lack of coordination with arctic countries in solving key regional problems, failure to follow international agreements. Such inconsistency may lead to political risks, which results in strained situation in the region.

Y A Bolsunovskaya; G Yu Boyarko; L M Bolsunovskaya

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risks of Risk Decisions  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...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

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Ongoing Commissioning of a high efficiency supermarket with a ground coupled carbon dioxide refrigeration plant  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Ongoing Commissioning of a high efficiency supermarket with a ground coupled carbon dioxide refrigeration plant Nicolas R?hault 1 and Doreen Kalz 2 1 Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, Germany 2 Fraunhofer Institute... for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, Germany Email: nicolas.rehault@ise.fraunhofer.de Abstract: A significant reduction in the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of supermarkets can be reached by the combination of several innovative...

Rehault, N.; Kalz, D.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The French design code: RCC-M status and on-going developments  

SciTech Connect

Since 1978, an important effort has been on-going between Framatome and Electricite de France (EDF) to develop and update technical rules for the design and construction of nuclear power plants. Two design codes are developed, one for PWRs: RCC-M and one for FBRs: RCC-MR. After some comments on the organization of RCCM Commission, the paper presents: (1) the major differences with the ASME Section III Code for fatigue, plastic shakedown and rupture analysis; (2) the review of some important facts in terms of availability or maintenance costs (in-service inspection, replacements, repairs, etc.) of operating plants like underclad cracking, stratification, CRDM nozzles, cast elbows, steam generator tubes, etc.; (3) how can one take into consideration this operating feedback in RCC-M Code; and (4) few examples of major on-going developments for fracture analysis on different components and fatigue analysis of valves. In conclusion, the standardization of the plants is a fruitful benefit because it allow inclusion of operating feedback in the design rules, earlier in the process of new designs or replacement parts.

Faidy, C. [Electricite de France-SEPTEN, Villeurbanne (France)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Policy on Policies and Procedures Purpose: To establish a framework for the development, approval and ongoing review  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Policy Policy on Policies and Procedures Purpose: To establish a framework for the development, approval and ongoing review of Murdoch University's policies and procedures. Audience: Staff Supporting Procedures: Procedure for the Development, Implementation, Monitoring and Review of Policies Procedure

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Enterprise SRS: leveraging ongoing operations to advance nuclear fuel cycles research and development programs  

SciTech Connect

The Savannah River Site (SRS) is re-purposing its vast array of assets (including H Canyon - a nuclear chemical separation plant) to solve issues regarding advanced nuclear fuel cycle technologies, nuclear materials processing, packaging, storage and disposition. The vehicle for this transformation is Enterprise SRS which presents a new, radical view of SRS as a united endeavor for 'all things nuclear' as opposed to a group of distinct and separate entities with individual missions and organizations. Key among the Enterprise SRS strategic initiatives is the integration of research into SRS facilities but also in other facilities in conjunction with on-going missions to provide researchers from other national laboratories, academic institutions, and commercial entities the opportunity to demonstrate their technologies in a relevant environment and scale prior to deployment. To manage that integration of research demonstrations into site facilities, a center for applied nuclear materials processing and engineering research has been established in SRS.

Murray, A.M.; Marra, J.E.; Wilmarth, W.R. [Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC 29808 (United States); McGuire, P.W.; Wheeler, V.B. [Department of Energy-Savannah River Operations Office, Aiken SC 29808 (United States)

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Acceptable Risk  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The acceptability of risk is a complex subject. Judgments of acceptability ... and by the society at large. A risk may be acceptable to the consumer of a product or ... but those who receive no benefit but some risk

Chris Whipple

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Prioritization  

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

Quality Managers Quality Managers Software Quality Assurance Subcommittee Reference Document SQAS21.01.00 - 1999 Software Risk Management A Practical Guide February, 2000 Abstract This document is a practical guide for integrating software risk management into a software project. The purpose of Risk Management is to identify, assess and control project risks. Identified risks are analyzed to determine their potential impact and likelihood of occurrence. Risk Management Plans are developed to document the project's approach to risk management, risks, and decisions made about what should be done with each risk. Risks and risk actions are then tracked to closure. Software Risk Management: A Practical Guide SQAS21.01.00 Acknowledgments This document was prepared for the Department of Energy (DOE) by a Working Group of the DOE

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CONTINUOUS MONITORING OF INFORMATION SECURITY: AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT OF RISK MANAGEMENT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and the decision of acceptable risk; · Monitor security controls in the information system on an ongoing1 basis that organization-wide operations remain within an acceptable level of risk when changes are made, and that timelyCONTINUOUS MONITORING OF INFORMATION SECURITY: AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT OF RISK MANAGEMENT Shirley

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Political Risk  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Investors in nondomestic securities face a number of risks beyond those of domestic securities. Political risk can affect a bond investor in a...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RISK MANAGEMENT AND RISK ANALYSIS-BASED DECISION TOOLS FOR ATTACKS ON  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-terrorist disruptions of electric power systems An analysis of selected data from the National Memorial Institute data about disruptions to the electric power grid provide useful information that can be used as inputs squares 1. Introduction Disruptions to the power grid are an ongoing concern for risk management

Wang, Hai

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Southwest Virginia underground coal mine map database and base maps - synopsis of an ongoing coalfield project  

SciTech Connect

In September 1991, the Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy of the Commonwealth of Virginia entered into an agreement with the office of Surface Mining to prepare a coal mine map database and to produce 1:24,000 scale individual coal-bed base maps showing documented underground mined areas throughout the Southwest Virginia coal field. The project results are to provide public, industry, and all levels of government a much-needed means of initial evaluation of many coalfield related concerns. The completed maps will be incorporated into an integrated geographic information system (GIS). Evaluating the entire coalfield involved a preliminary review of 48 quadrangles. Ongoing detailed, accurate information gathering of extensive underground mine map files was necessary to provide a needed organized map database. Construction of coalfield index maps of information gathered to date provide insight into coalfield-wide outcrop patterns, mine distributions, and coal-bed trends. A completed set of individual maps, referenced to the underground mine map database, showing the types of mining applicable per coal bed quadrangle is the designated project output.

Sites, R.S.; Hostettler, K.K. (Division of Mineral Resources, Charlottesville, VA (United States))

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Annex III-evaluation of past and ongoing enhanced oil recovery projects  

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The Infill Drilling Predictive Model (IDPM) was developed by Scientific Software-Intercomp (SSI) for the Bartlesville Project Office (BPO) of the United States Department of Energy (DOE). The model and certain adaptations thereof were used in conjunction with other models to support the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission`s (IOGCC) 1993 state-by-state assessment of the potential domestic reserves achievable through the application of Advanced Secondary Recovery (ASR) and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) techniques. Funding for this study was provided by the DOE/BPO, which additionally provided technical support. The IDPM is a three-dimensional (stratified, five-spot), two-phase (oil and water) model which uses a minimal amount of reservoir and geologic data to generate production and recovery forecasts for ongoing waterflood and infill drilling projects. The model computes water-oil displacement and oil recovery using finite difference solutions within streamtubes. It calculates the streamtube geometries and uses a two-dimensional reservoir simulation to track fluid movement in each streamtube slice. Thus the model represents a hybrid of streamtube and numerical simulators.

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1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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41

Political risk  

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A book that considers political risk and how it can be managed: what political risk is; the types of risk; how to forecast regime instability; case histories; using scenarios; regional and global corporate strategies; managing political analysis and decision making in the international company and bank including staff-line relationships; the question of centralization and information gathering; risk aversion; risk management; insurance and hedging.

Overholt, W.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENTERPRISE SRS: LEVERAGING ONGOING OPERATIONS TO ADVANCE RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES  

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The Savannah River Site (SRS) is repurposing its vast array of assets to solve future national issues regarding environmental stewardship, national security, and clean energy. The vehicle for this transformation is Enterprise SRS which presents a new, strategic view of SRS as a united endeavor for “all things nuclear” as opposed to a group of distinct and separate entities with individual missions and organizations. Key among the Enterprise SRS strategic initiatives is the integration of research into facilities in conjunction with ongoing missions to provide researchers from other national laboratories, academic institutions, and commercial entities the opportunity to demonstrate their technologies in a relevant environment and scale prior to deployment. To manage that integration of research demonstrations into site facilities, The DOE Savannah River Operations Office, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, and the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) have established a center for applied nuclear materials processing and engineering research (hereafter referred to as the Center). The key objective of this initiative is to bridge the gap between promising transformational nuclear materials management advancements and large-scale deployment of the technology by using SRS assets (e.g. facilities, staff, and property) for those critical engineering-scale demonstrations necessary to assure the successful deployment of new technologies. The Center will coordinate the demonstration of R&D technologies and serve as the interface between the engineering-scale demonstration and the R&D programs, essentially providing cradle-to-grave support to the R&D team during the demonstration. While the initial focus of the Center will be on the effective use of SRS assets for these demonstrations, the Center also will work with research teams to identify opportunities to perform R&D demonstrations at other facilities. Unique to this approach is the fact that these SRS assets will continue to accomplish DOE’s critical nuclear material missions (e.g., processing in H-Canyon and plutonium storage in K-Area). These demonstrations can be accomplished in a more cost-effective manner through the use of existing facilities in conjunction with ongoing missions. Essentially, the R&D program would not need to pay the full operational cost of a facility, just the incremental cost of performing the demonstration. Current Center activities have been focused on integrating advanced safeguards monitoring technology demonstrations into the SRS H-Canyon and advanced location technology demonstrations into K-Area Materials Storage. These demonstrations are providing valuable information to researchers and program owners. In addition these demonstrations are providing the Center with an improved protocol for demonstration management that can be exercised across the entire SRS (and to offsite venues) to ensure that future demonstrations are done efficiently and provide an opportunity to use these unique assets for multiple purposes involving national laboratories, academia, and commercial entities. Key among the envisioned future use of SRS assets is the demonstration of new radioactive waste management technologies critical for advancing the mission needs of the DOE-EM program offices in their efforts to cleanup 107 sites across the United States. Of particular interest is the demonstration of separations technologies in H-Canyon. Given the modular design of H-Canyon, those demonstrations would be accomplished using a process frame. The demonstration equipment would be installed on the process frame and that frame would then be positioned into an H-Canyon cell so that the demonstration is performed in a radiological environment involving prototypic nuclear materials.

Murray, A.; Wilmarth, B.; Marra, J.; Mcguire, P.; Wheeler, V.

2013-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

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"Annual NEPA Planning Summary Status of Ongoing NEPA Compliance Activities - Environmental Impact Statements"  

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

Status of Ongoing NEPA Compliance Activities - Environmental Impact Statements" "Bonneville Power Administration Annual NEPA Planning Summary Status of Ongoing NEPA Compliance Activities Environmental Impact Statements" "application/vnd.ms-excel" "#","*Title, Location","Estimated Cost","Estimated Schedule (**NEPA Milestones)",,"Description" ,"I-5 Corridor Reinforcement Project Cowlitz and Clark Counties, WA and Multnomah County, OR",5000000,"Determination Date:","application/vnd.ms-excel"," Construct about 70 miles of new 500-kV line between a new proposed substation near Castle Rock, WA and an exsting BPA substation in Troutdale, OR"

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Bike Theft Prevention Bicycle theft is an on-going problem. If you haven't already, you should  

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Bike Theft Prevention Bicycle theft is an on-going problem. If you haven't already, you should record the make, model and serial number of your bicycle and store this information in a safe place. It registered to the owner from New York to California. While it's not possible to make your bicycle 100% theft

Qian, Ning

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Risk Characterization  

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Abstract The last step of the risk assessment process, risk characterization, combines the results of the toxicity and exposure assessment to arrive at a risk estimate. The results of the toxicity assessment vary depending on whether the substance is identified as a carcinogen or a noncarcinogen. In the former case, the risk characterization provides an estimate of the incidence of cancer; e.g., additional cases per one million exposed individuals. In the latter, the characterization describes whether or not the risk exceeds an acceptable threshold.

M.A. Kamrin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enterprise SRS: Leveraging Ongoing Operations To Advance Nuclear Fuel Cycles Research And Development Programs  

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The Savannah River Site (SRS) is repurposing its vast array of assets to solve future national issues regarding environmental stewardship, national security, and clean energy. The vehicle for this transformation is Enterprise SRS which presents a new, radical view of SRS as a united endeavor for ''all things nuclear'' as opposed to a group of distinct and separate entities with individual missions and organizations. Key among the Enterprise SRS strategic initiatives is the integration of research into facilities in conjunction with on-going missions to provide researchers from other national laboratories, academic institutions, and commercial entities the opportunity to demonstrate their technologies in a relevant environment and scale prior to deployment. To manage that integration of research demonstrations into site facilities, The Department of Energy, Savannah River Operations Office, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) have established a center for applied nuclear materials processing and engineering research (hereafter referred to as the Center). The key proposition of this initiative is to bridge the gap between promising transformational nuclear fuel cycle processing discoveries and large commercial-scale-technology deployment by leveraging SRS assets as facilities for those critical engineering-scale demonstrations necessary to assure the successful deployment of new technologies. The Center will coordinate the demonstration of R&D technologies and serve as the interface between the engineering-scale demonstration and the R&D programs, essentially providing cradle-to-grave support to the research team during the demonstration. While the initial focus of the Center will be on the effective use of SRS assets for these demonstrations, the Center also will work with research teams to identify opportunities to perform research demonstrations at other facilities. Unique to this approach is the fact that these SRS assets will continue to accomplish DOE's critical nuclear material missions (e.g., processing in H-Canyon and plutonium storage in K-Area). Thus, the demonstration can be accomplished by leveraging the incremental cost of performing demonstrations without needing to cover the full operational cost of the facility. Current Center activities have been focused on integrating advanced safeguards monitoring technologies demonstrations into the SRS H-Canyon and advanced location technologies demonstrations into K-Area Materials Storage. These demonstrations are providing valuable information to researchers and customers as well as providing the Center with an improved protocol for demonstration management that can be exercised across the entire SRS (as well as to offsite venues) so that future demonstrations can be done more efficiently and provide an opportunity to utilize these unique assets for multiple purposes involving national laboratories, academia, and commercial entities. Key among the envisioned future demonstrations is the use of H-Canyon to demonstrate new nuclear materials separations technologies critical for advancing the mission needs DOE-Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) to advance the research for next generation fuel cycle technologies. The concept is to install processing equipment on frames. The frames are then positioned into an H-Canyon cell and testing in a relevant radiological environment involving prototypic radioactive materials can be performed.

Murray, Alice M.; Marra, John E.; Wilmarth, William R.; Mcguire, Patrick W.; Wheeler, Vickie B.

2013-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 12 - Security Risk Reviews  

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Publisher Summary This chapter discusses the security risk review (SRR). The purpose of the SRR process is to identify areas where one's security standards are not being met. The focus initially should be on applications and supporting infrastructure that are most critical to the organization. This risk analysis process follows five high-level steps: assess resources, generate findings, analyze risk, risk decision, and risk exceptions. The goal with the SRR is to prioritize not only the resources being evaluated but also the importance of the standards themselves. The standard requiring a log of all guest accesses to the data center may be rightly deemed less critical than the requirement to have swipe card access to the data center. Reviews should be performed periodically or whenever new policies/standards are adopted by the organization. A fundamental control for any organization is a collection of security policies and standards that set the tone for how to operate the business securely. Once these are in place, the challenge then becomes how to assess the organization's current alignment with these standards and determine which gaps most urgently need to be addressed. This may sound like an audit function, but there is a very important distinction here: this process is meant to proactively prioritize those areas where a deviation from the standard might be acceptable and recognize the cases where such a divergence cannot be tolerated. Like many risk activities, the result will either be a formal acceptance of the current state or a plan to mitigate the risks. This is one of the fundamental on-going risk assessment activities that will help to gauge the security posture of the organization versus what controls might be documented on paper.

Evan Wheeler

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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D & D screening risk evaluation guidance  

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The Screening Risk Evaluation (SRE) guidance document is a set of guidelines provided for the uniform implementation of SREs performed on decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) facilities. Although this method has been developed for D&D facilities, it can be used for transition (EM-60) facilities as well. The SRE guidance produces screening risk scores reflecting levels of risk through the use of risk ranking indices. Five types of possible risk are calculated from the SRE: current releases, worker exposures, future releases, physical hazards, and criticality. The Current Release Index (CRI) calculates the current risk to human health and the environment, exterior to the building, from ongoing or probable releases within a one-year time period. The Worker Exposure Index (WEI) calculates the current risk to workers, occupants and visitors inside contaminated D&D facilities due to contaminant exposure. The Future Release Index (FRI) calculates the hypothetical risk of future releases of contaminants, after one year, to human health and the environment. The Physical Hazards Index (PHI) calculates the risks to human health due to factors other than that of contaminants. Criticality is approached as a modifying factor to the entire SRE, due to the fact that criticality issues are strictly regulated under DOE. Screening risk results will be tabulated in matrix form, and Total Risk will be calculated (weighted equation) to produce a score on which to base early action recommendations. Other recommendations from the screening risk scores will be made based either on individual index scores or from reweighted Total Risk calculations. All recommendations based on the SRE will be made based on a combination of screening risk scores, decision drivers, and other considerations, as determined on a project-by-project basis.

Robers, S.K.; Golden, K.M.; Wollert, D.A.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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RISK ANALYSIS AND QUANTITATIVE RISK MANAGEMENT  

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Abstract Risk analysis is a decision-oriented process consisting of risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication. Risk analysis is a formalized scientifically based approach recognized by the World Trade Organization as the tool to address food safety issues and which shall found food safety regulation. Risk analysis is designed to meet specified goals for risk management activities, which should be related to the acceptable level of protection deemed appropriate in a country. Quantitative risk management can be based on relevant risk-based metrics, such as food safety objectives and Performance Objectives. The article addresses the elements and steps involved in risk analysis as currently recommended.

C. Heggum

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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There should be something for everyone in this Spring Newsletter, containing details of exciting events and ongoing research. We are pleased to advertise our second  

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of exciting events and ongoing research. We are pleased to advertise our second Members' Day event, including-water aquifers in coastal regions" Dr Pat Goodman, Dublin Institute of Technology, "Air pollution and delayed

Williams, Paul

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Site Transition Summary: Cleanup Completion to Long-Term Stewardship at Department of Energy On-going Mission Sites  

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

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Site Transition Summary: Cleanup Completion to Long-Term Stewardship at Department of Energy On- going Mission Sites February 2012 Introduction Long-term stewardship (LTS) includes the physical controls, institutions, information, and other mechanisms needed to ensure protection of people and the environment at sites where the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has completed or plans to complete cleanup (e.g., landfill closures, remedial actions, removal actions, and facility stabilization). This concept includes land-use controls, information management, monitoring and maintenance. DOE has ongoing mission areas related to advancing energy and nuclear security, promoting scientific discovery and innovation, and ensuring environmental responsibility

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ONGOING INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT THAT DRUGSTORE BEETLES HAVE ON CELOTEX ASSEMBLIES FOUND WITHIN RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PACKAGINGS  

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During normal operations at the Department of Energy's Hanford Site in Hanford, WA, drugstore beetles were found within the fiberboard subassemblies of two 9975 Shipping Packages. The Department of Energy's Packaging Certification Program (EM-60) directed a thorough investigation to determine if the drugstore beetles were causing damage that would be detrimental to the safety performance of the Celotex. The Savannah River National Laboratory is continuing to conduct the investigation with entomological expertise being provided by Clemson University. The outcome from the investigation conducted over the previous year was that no discernible damage had been caused by the drugstore beetles. One of the two packages has been essentially untouched over the past year and has only been opened to visually inspect for additional damage. This paper will provide details and results of the ongoing investigation of that package.

Loftin, B.

2009-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Procedure for matching synfuel users with potential suppliers. Appendix B. Proposed and ongoing synthetic fuel production projects  

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To assist the Department of Energy, Office of Fuels Conversion (OFC), in implementing the synthetic fuel exemption under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act (FUA) of 1978, Resource Consulting Group, Inc. (RCG), has developed a procedure for matching prospective users and producers of synthetic fuel. The matching procedure, which involves a hierarchical screening process, is designed to assist OFC in: locating a supplier for a firm that wishes to obtain a synthetic fuel exemption; determining whether the fuel supplier proposed by a petitioner is technically and economically capable of meeting the petitioner's needs; and assisting the Synthetic Fuels Corporation or a synthetic fuel supplier in evaluating potential markets for synthetic fuel production. A data base is provided in this appendix on proposed and ongoing synthetic fuel production projects to be used in applying the screening procedure. The data base encompasses a total of 212 projects in the seven production technologies.

None

1981-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Geocentrifuge Ongoing Research  

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the geocentrifuge experiement. Coupled Flow and Reactivity in Variably Saturated Porous Media Carl D. Palmer, and Earl D. Mattson, INL - Robert W. Smith, University of Idaho...

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Risk management  

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In the autumn of 1993 an incident occurred with a diving support vessel, whereby a live pipeline from a NAM gas production platform, situated in the Dutch sector of the North Sea, was considerably displaced. Key element in the repair of the line was to identify potential hazards involved in various remedial scenarios and to manage the associated risks.

Visser, M. [Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij, Velsen (Netherlands)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract C50: Results of a phase II randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial of Polyphenon E in women with persistent high-risk HPV infection and low-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia  

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...mouse models in human cancer risk assessment. David A. Eastmond...Whether these models provide an acceptable replacement for the conventional...bioassay for assessing human cancer risks is the subject of ongoing debate...assessing the potential human health risks associated with exposure to...

Tomas Nuno; Francisco A.R. Garcia; Terri Cornelison; Amy L. Mitchell; David L. Greenspan; John W. Byron; Chiu-Hsieh Hsu; David S. Alberts; and Sherry Chow

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmentally-Forced Migration in Rural Areas: Security Risks and Threats in Mexico  

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This chapter deals with international migration and its geopolitical repercussions between Mexico and the USA. Climate-induced migration (CIM) or environmentally- forced migration (EFM) is not a new phenomenon, b...

Úrsula Oswald Spring

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Management Tool Attributes:  

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

- Tools & SMEs - Tools & SMEs Outline for Breakout Session TOOLS 1. Types of Tools a. Risk Management - Database & Reports, risk register, risk forms, risk tracking & monitoring, basis of estimate, action item tracking, historical record of risks & changes, configuration control, enterprise-wide, metrics, risk performance index, risk checklist, graphical display, management reporting (various levels), risk communications b. Risk Analysis i. Cost, ii. budgets, funding, cash-flow analysis, iii. Schedule iv. tailoring categories v. Integrated Cost & Schedule vi. Project phase analysis; organization ownership & joint planning c. Risk Knowledge and Lessons Learned Database i. Enterprise-wide ii. Job/owner-specific iii. Workshops - project specific, risk management,

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Risk Identification and Assessment  

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Mitigation Technique |Internal Control (if needed)| ||| ||| ||| References RiskOpportunity Categories People - Risks that affect the individual well being. Mission...

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Major Risk Factors to the Integrated Facility Disposition Project  

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

Oak Ridge Reservation Tennessee Major Risk Factors to the Integrated Facility Disposition Project (IFDP) Challenge The scope of the Integrated Facility Disposition Project (IFDP) needs to comprehensively address a wide range of environmental management risks at the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORO). These include: environmental remediation, regulatory compliance, deactivation and decommissioning (D&D) activities, and disposition of legacy materials and waste, along with the ongoing modernization, reindustrialization, and reconfiguration initiatives at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and at the Y-12 National Security Complex. The balancing of the broad nature of these activities and issues at ORO are a key challenge for the IFDP especially since their interrelationship is not always obvious.

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CANCER RISKS AM I AT RISK?  

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CANCER RISKS AM I AT RISK? It is often hard to explain why one person develops cancer and another does not. There are risk factors that could increase a person's likelihood of developing cancer, however, some people may have many of these risk factors and never get cancer. When thinking about your

Hardy, Christopher R.

62

Two classes of neuronal architectures dominate in the ongoing debate on the nature of computing by nervous systems. The first is a  

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Two classes of neuronal architectures dominate in the ongoing debate on the nature of computing of architectures, which is neither feedforward nor locally recurrent and where computations depend on large by nervous systems. The first is a predominantly feedforward architecture, in which local interactions among

Ahissar, Ehud

63

Introduction Dynamic Risk Measures  

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Introduction Dynamic Risk Measures Dynamic Risk Measures from BMO martingales Bid-Ask Dynamic Pricing Procedure Conclusion MESURES DE RISQUE DYNAMIQUES DYNAMIC RISK MEASURES Jocelyne Bion-Nadal CNRS Risk Measures Dynamic Risk Measures from BMO martingales Bid-Ask Dynamic Pricing Procedure Conclusion

Bion-Nadal, Jocelyne

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Country Political Risk Contents  

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For investors, domestic and international, the assessment of political risk is very important to decide whether to ... not in a particular market or country. Political risk can simply be defined as the risk of lo...

Mohamed A. Ramady

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perception of risk  

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...DECISION-THEORY, ANNUAL REVIEW OF PSYCHOLOGY 12 : 473 ( 1961 ). EDWARDS, W, IN PRESS RISK ANAL . FISCHHOFF, B, ACCEPTABLE RISK ( 1981 ). FISCHHOFF, B, POLICY SCI 8 : 127 ( 1978 ). FISCHHOFF, B, DEFINING RISK, POLICY SCIENCES 17 : 123...

P Slovic

1987-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Decomposition of Risk Functionals  

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It is well known that most risk measures (risk functionals) are time .... to identify acceptable strategies in a decision or optimization process: the acceptability ...

Alois Pichler

2014-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

67

OF RISKS IN INFORMATION  

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is the process of as sessing risk, taking steps to reduce risk to an acceptable level, and main tainingMarch 1998 MANAGEMENT OF RISKS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS: PRACTICES OF SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATIONS that the potential exists for severe damage. Systems are at risk from fraud, user errors, accidents and natural

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UNIVERSITY SERVICES RISK REGISTER Risk Impact Likelihood Risk  

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12 · Alignment of planning and budgeting · Regular budget review · Participation in UoG-wide planning Review Programme 6 The risk that key projects are not managed effectively and that standard business/management tool 1 The risk that US is unable to deliver its plan due to insufficient availability of resource 4 3

Glasgow, University of

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The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Risk Assessment Documents Risk Assessment Documents ORNL RA Graphic Results ORNL Baseline Risk Assessment Results ORNL Screening Risk Assessment Results ORNL Other Risk Assessment Results ORNL RA Graphic Results WAG 2 Residential Landuse Sediment - Total Risk Sediment - Cesium 137 Risk Sediment - Cobalt 60 Risk Surface Water - Total Hazard Surface Water - Total Risk Surface Water - Strontium 90 Risk Surface Water - Tritium Risk Recreational Landuse Sediment - Total Risk Sediment - Cesium 137 Risk Sediment - Cobalt 60 Risk Surface Water - Total Hazard Surface Water - Total Risk Surface Water - Strontium 90 Risk Surface Water - Tritium Risk Recreational Landuse (No Fish) Surface Water - Total Hazard Surface Water - Total Risk Surface Water - Strontium 90 Risk Surface Water - Tritium Risk Industrial Landuse

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LPP Risk Management Plan  

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

History and Process History and Process Slide 2 M E Environmental Management Environmental Management History â—¦ Current Baseline Process Overview â—¦ Identification â—¦ Simulation â—¦ Management Successes & Challenges Slide 3 M E Environmental Management Environmental Management Current Baseline Risks â—¦ 1 Week Risk Summit held week of August 4 th , 2008 Broad representation from all levels of Isotek, DOE, PTC, and outside consultants Focused on risk and opportunity identification Included risk description, assumptions, and triggers No quantification or analysis No restrictions, constraints, or filtering HQ provided facilitator Prescribed format and capture methodology Slide 4 M E Environmental Management Environmental Management Current Baseline Risks â—¦ Risk Summit Results

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Risk Communication: Talking About Risk Reduction Instead of Acceptable Risk  

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The best way to communicate risk is NOT TO. Often the concern raised by people, ostensibly over the hazards associated with facilities in their community, tends to reflect a lack of trust of the firms that own...

Alfred Levinson

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Types of Risk  

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Types of risk associated with range ecosystems include climatic, biological, financial and political risks. These risks are explained so that managers can know how to handle them....

White, Larry D.; Hanselka, C. Wayne

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Resource Handbook on DOE Transportation Risk Assessment  

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In an attempt to bring forth increased efficiency and effectiveness in assessing transportation risks associated with radioactive materials or wastes, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Transportation Program (NTP) published a resource handbook in 2002. The handbook draws from the broad technical expertise among DOE national laboratories and industry, which reflects the extensive experience gained from DOE's efforts in conducting assessments (i.e., environmental impact assessments) within the context of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in the past 20 years. The handbook is intended to serve as a primary source of information regarding the approach and basis for conducting transportation risk assessments under normal or accidental conditions that are associated with shipping radioactive materials or wastes. It is useful as a reference to DOE managers, NEPA assessors, technical analysts, contractors, and also stakeholders. It provides a summary of pertinent U.S. policies and regulations on the shipment of radioactive materials, existing guidance on preparing transportation risk assessments, a review of previous transportation risk assessments by DOE and others, a description of comprehensive and generally accepted transportation risk assessment methodologies, and a compilation of supporting data, parameters, and assumptions. The handbook also provides a discussion paper on an issue that has been identified as being important in the past. The discussion paper focuses on cumulative impacts, illustrating the ongoing evolution of transportation risk assessment. The discussion may be expanded in the future as emerging issues are identified. The handbook will be maintained and periodically updated to provide current and accurate information.

Chen, S. Y.; Kapoor, A. K.

2003-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Assess - updated  

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

Software Development Risk Assessment Software Development Risk Assessment Note: The purpose of this prompt list is to provide project managers with a tool for identifying and planning for potential project risks. It is process-based and supports the framework established by the DOE Software Engineering Methodology. It will be used within the stage exit process as an additional tool to ensure that the project manager has identified and is managing known risk factors. Additional detailed information describes the various risk factors and how to score them. Performing a risk assessment is an important step in being prepared for potential problems that can occur within any software project. During the risk assessment, if a potential risk is identified, a solution or plan of action should be developed. (A problem analyzed and planned

75

Country Risk Assessment  

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There are a multitude of organizations providing country risk services using their proprietary benchmarking. The central ... in a quantifiable manner, individual country sovereign risk and the implication of such...

Mohamed A. Ramady

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enterprise Risk Management Model  

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Model The Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Model is a system used to analyze the cost and benefit of addressing risks inherent in the work performed by the Department of Energy....

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Risk Mitigation and Management  

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are combined to form a technical risk reduction strategy, sometimes referred to as a technology roadmap. The tools can be applied to non-technical, programmatic risk areas as...

78

Microsoft Word - Highlights.doc  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

7 7 1 November 2007 Short-Term Energy Outlook November 6, 2007 Release Highlights Global oil markets will likely remain stretched, as world oil demand has continued to grow much faster than oil supply outside of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), putting pressure on OPEC and inventories to bridge the gap. Additional fundamental factors contributing to price volatility include ongoing geopolitical risks, OECD inventory tightness, and worldwide refining bottlenecks. As a consequence, crude oil prices are expected to remain high and volatile. (See this month's supplemental report, Why are oil prices so high?). This situation has resulted in West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices

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Microsoft Word - Highlights.doc  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

- December 2007 - December 2007 1 December 2007 Short-Term Energy Outlook December 11, 2007 Release Highlights Global oil markets will likely remain tight through the forecast period. EIA projects that world oil demand will grow much faster than oil supply outside of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), leaving OPEC and inventories to offset the resultant upward pressure on prices. However, at last week's meeting in Abu Dhabi, OPEC decided to maintain its existing production quotas, noting that, in its view, the global oil market continued to be well supplied. Additional factors contributing to expectations that prices will remain high and volatile through 2008 include ongoing geopolitical risks,

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Uncertainty and Risk  

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This chapter shows how multiple realizations can be used to support the assessment of uncertainty and risk.

Mario E. Rossi; Clayton V. Deutsch

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Learning and risk aversion  

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This dissertation contains three essays on learning and risk aversion. In the first essay we consider how learning may lead to risk averse behavior. A learning rule is said to be risk averse if it is expected to add more probability to an action...

Oyarzun, Carlos

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

82

Risk, uncertainty and regulation  

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...themselves, is What is an acceptable level of risk? The 27 million, 16-volume...deciding whether or not a risk is acceptable is comparison. There is...government should be to reduce risk to a level that is acceptable to most people, and this...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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February 2002 RISK MANAGEMENT  

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to an acceptable level. The objective of performing risk man agement is to enable the organization to accomplishFebruary 2002 RISK MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS By Joan S. Hash, Computer This ITL Bulletin describes risk man agement methodology and how to integrate it into an information tech

84

GCC Composite Risk: Political Risk at the Heart  

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The individual GCC country risk chapters have revealed divergent risk parameters in the three core risk areas—economic, financial, and political. This chapter examines the GCC composite risk as a whole, and compa...

Mohamed A. Ramady

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Risk analysis and risk management: a European insight  

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......1996 Challenges in risk assessment and risk management (Preface...the American Academy of Political and Social Science...social, cultural, and political forces that dictate success and failure in risk assessment and risk management......

Zoe Nivolianitou

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Risk analysis and risk management: a European insight  

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......and environmental risks. Scientific analysis of risks cannot allay our fears...social, cultural, and political forces that dictate success and failure in risk assessment and risk...done already in the insurance discipline, where even......

Zoe Nivolianitou

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Risk analysis and risk management: a European insight  

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......ANALYSIS AND RISK MANAGEMENT: AEUROPEAN INSIGHT...public trust. The science of risk assessment...assessment and risk management. Understanding...radically different approaches to risk and environmental management. On the other......

Zoe Nivolianitou

2002-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Quantitative Risk Assessment and the Notion of Acceptable Risk  

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Kristen Shrader-Frechette divides the activity of quantitative risk assessment (QRA) into three stages: (1) risk identification, (2) risk estimation, and (3) risk evaluation.1 Given the present level of developme...

James Humber; Robert Almeder

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

The Enterprise Risk Management Model  

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needed Cost Effective Risk Management *What is the most effective method for bringing risk down to an acceptable level? *Are the controls most expensive than the risk? 6 Risk...

90

Advanced Seismic Probabilistic Risk Assessment Demonstration Project Plan  

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Idaho National Laboratories (INL) has an ongoing research and development (R&D) project to remove excess conservatism from seismic probabilistic risk assessments (SPRA) calculations. These risk calculations should focus on providing best estimate results, and associated insights, for evaluation and decision-making. This report presents a plan for improving our current traditional SPRA process using a seismic event recorded at a nuclear power plant site, with known outcomes, to improve the decision making process. SPRAs are intended to provide best estimates of the various combinations of structural and equipment failures that can lead to a seismic induced core damage event. However, in general this approach has been conservative, and potentially masks other important events (for instance, it was not the seismic motions that caused the Fukushima core melt events, but the tsunami ingress into the facility).

Justin Coleman

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Ongoing HIT Opportunities and Resources  

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

Prior to 2014, the Commercial Buildings Integration program conducted market conditioning efforts on many technologies. Below is a partial list of these technologies categorized by end-use and labelled with the deployment activities DOE conducted.

92

Sociocultural definitions of risk  

SciTech Connect

Public constituencies frequently are criticized by technical experts as being irrational in response to low-probability risks. This presentation argued that most people are concerned with a variety of risk attributes other than probability and that is rather irrational to exclude these from the definition and analysis of technological risk. Risk communication, which is at the heart of the right-to-know concept, is described as the creation of shared meaning rather than the mere transmission of information. A case study of utilities, public utility commissions, and public interest groups illustrates how the diversity of institutional cultures in modern society leads to problems for the creation of shared meanings in establishing trust, distributing liability, and obtaining consent to risk. This holistic approach to risk analysis is most appropriate under conditions of high uncertainty and/or decision stakes. 1 fig., 5 tabs.

Rayner, S.

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Chapter 1 - Risk Management  

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This chapter describes the principles of risk management as they apply to the offshore oil and gas industry, the impact the Deepwater Horizon/Macondo event had on the industry and how safety management systems have evolved in response. The fundamentals of safety management are described including: acceptable risk, process safety and culture, the use of risk matrices, the economics of offshore safety, means of measuring progress, and leading and lagging indicators. The distinction between prescriptive and nonprescriptive systems is discussed.

Ian Sutton

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Project Risk Management:.  

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?? The recent increase in international projects has resulted in higher risk along with difficulties in control and coordination. Effective project management can therefore be… (more)

Koelmeyer, Chris

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Political Risk in Finland.  

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?? Thesis political risk in Finland will explain the real nature of the financial crisis in Finland in the beginning of 1990’s. Before 1990’s Finland… (more)

Davidsson, Jukka

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Graphic Results Graphic Results Baseline Risk Assessment Results Screening Risk Assessment Results Other Risk Assessment Results Graphic Results K-25 Groundwater Residential Landuse Bedrock Wells - Total Hazard (range: 1-30) Bedrock Wells - Total Hazard (range: 0.1 - 1) Bedrock Wells - Total Risk Bedrock Wells - Arsenic Risk Bedrock Wells - Dichloroethene, 1,1- Risk Bedrock Wells - Trichloroethene Risk Unconsolidated Wells - Total Hazard (range: 1-150) Unconsolidated Wells - Total Hazard (range: 0.1 - 1) Unconsolidated Wells - Total Risk (range:10-4 - 1) Unconsolidated Wells - Total Risk (range:10-6 - 10-4) Unconsolidated Wells - Arsenic Risk Unconsolidated Wells - Trichloroethene Risk ORNL WAG 2 Residential Landuse Sediment - Total Risk Sediment - Cesium 137 Risk Sediment - Cobalt 60 Risk

97

Risk within reason  

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...STREET J 0629 A14 ( 1989 ). AMES, B.N., RANKING POSSIBLE CARCINOGENIC...271 ( 1987 ). ARROW, K.J., RISK PERCEPTION IN PSYCHOLOGY AND ECONOMICS...INT ECON REV 10 : 1 ( 1969 ). FISCHHOFF, B, ACCEPTABLE RISK ( 1981 ). FUCHS, V, WHO SHALL...

RJ Zeckhauser; WK Viscusi

1990-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

98

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Risk Assessment Documents Risk Assessment Documents Y-12 RA Graphic Results Y-12 Baseline Risk Assessment Results Y-12 Screening Risk Assessment Results Bullet Graphic Risk Results Arrow Bear Creek Valley Maps Residential Landuse Groundwater - Total Hazard (range: 1 - 900) Groundwater - Total Hazard (range: 0.1 - 1) Groundwater - Total Risk (range: 10-4 - 1) Groundwater - Total Risk (range: 10-5 - 10-4) Groundwater - Total Risk (range: 10-6 - 10-5) Groundwater - Dichloroethane, 1,1- Hazard Groundwater - Dichloroethene, 1,1- Hazard Groundwater - Dichloroethene, 1,1- Risk Groundwater - Dichloroethane, 1,2- Risk Groundwater - Dichloroethene, 1,2- Hazard Groundwater - Nitrate Hazard Groundwater - Radium Risk Groundwater - Technetium-99 Risk Groundwater - Tetrachloroethene Hazard Groundwater - Tetrachloroethene Risk

99

The Challenge of Earthquake Risk  

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...Earthquake Risk Assessment Warwick Smith...Geological Nuclear Sciences...seismic hazard assessment. It is now...pressing: risk assessment...the risk of terrorism and issues...g., for nuclear power plants). Unlike...value to the risk manager...be. Risk assessment is an area...

Warwick Smith

100

Risk Dynamics?An Analysis for the Risk of Change  

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Notions of “acceptable” risk may be inadequate. (Kaplan anda core one, such as the acceptable risk. For instance, if aWhat constitutes an acceptable risk when the definition is

Huang, Tailin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Risk Assessment: Establishing Practical Thresholds for Acceptable and Tolerable Risks  

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Risk assessment therefore requires a broad understanding of ... targeted to determine the acceptability of a given risk for diverse groups or individuals within any society. If certain levels of risk are deemed b...

Graciela Peters-Guarin; Stefan Greiving

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Adaptation and risk management  

SciTech Connect

Adaptation assessment methods are compatible with the international risk management standard ISO:31000. Risk management approaches are increasingly being recommended for adaptation assessments at both national and local levels. Two orientations to assessments can commonly be identified: top-down and bottom-up, and prescriptive and diagnostic. Combinations of these orientations favor different types of assessments. The choice of orientation can be related to uncertainties in prediction and taking action, in the type of adaptation and in the degree of system stress. Adopting multiple viewpoints is to be encouraged, especially in complex situations. The bulk of current guidance material is consistent with top-down and predictive approaches, thus is most suitable for risk scoping and identification. Abroad range ofmaterial fromwithin and beyond the climate change literature can be used to select methods to be used in assessing and implementing adaptation. The framing of risk, correct formulation of the questions being investigated and assessment methodology are critical aspects of the scoping phase. Only when these issues have been addressed should be issue of specific methods and tools be addressed. The reorientation of adaptation from an assessment focused solely on anthropogenic climate change to broader issues of vulnerability/resilience, sustainable development and disaster risk, especially through a risk management framework, can draw from existing policy and management understanding in communities, professions and agencies, incorporating existing agendas, knowledge, risks, and issues they already face.

Preston, Benjamin L [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Evaluate past and ongoing enhanced oil-recovery projects in the United States and Venezuela, annex III. Venezuela-MEM/USA-DOE fossil-energy report III-1  

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The Agreement between the United States and Venezuela was designed to further energy research and development in six areas. This report focuses on Annex III - Evaluate Past and Ongoing Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects in the United States and Venezuela. Annex III has separated this portion of the coopertive energy research and development effort into four tasks for study. Energy research and development in the area of Enhanced Oil Recovery has as its goal the more efficient and complete production of the third crop of oil. Methods and techniques must be developed to assist the decision maker in the best timing and method for his EOR project. If a method can be developed to predict production based on certain known reservoir parameters, the producer will be able to make more accurate decisions. Accurate predictive models can be developed if a larger data base with enough data on varied reservoirs and processes is compiled. Statistical algorithms can be developed, tested, and verified with actual production data. New data can be used to recalibrate the models for improved accuracy. The developed models can then be used to evaluate current or anticipated EOR projects.

Ward, D.C.; Garcia, J.

1983-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Systems at Risk as Risk to the System  

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infrastructure protection (CIP) debate itself, but its twosystemic risk language. CIP practitioners are particularlyinteraction. Risk: Because CIP is primarily concerned with

Cavelty, Myriam Dunn

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Risk in the Weapons Stockpile  

SciTech Connect

When it comes to the nuclear weapons stockpile, risk must be as low as possible. Design and care to keep the stockpile healthy involves all aspects of risk management. Design diversity is a method that helps to mitigate risk.

Noone, Bailey C [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

106

Reinforcing flood–risk estimation  

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...However, most ood-risk estimates support decisions...charac- ter. These are investment decisions, where the...current level of ood risk, making improvements...generated a national ood-risk map with a high political and societal impact...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Risk Evaluation and Reduction | Department of Energy  

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Coordination Office Risk Evaluation and Reduction Risk Evaluation and Reduction The Project Management Coordination Office (PMCO) coordinates risk management activities...

108

High Risk Plan  

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

Risk Plan Risk Plan John Bashista Melissa Rider Jeff Davis Timeline to date * OMB memo on Improving Government Acquisition issued July 29, 2009 - Review existing contracts and acquisition practices to save 7% of baseline contract spending (3.5% in FY 2010 and 3.5% in FY 2011) - Reduce high risk contracts by 10% the share of dollars obligated in FY2010 - Final plan was due and submitted on November 2, 2009 - OMB reviewed and requested revision Dec 23, 2009 - Revision submitted April 21, 2010 M&Os are an Issue * With respect to reductions in high risk contracting strategies, the M&O contracts was also a challenge since the opportunity to further influence competition and contract type was highly constrained. The Department had already competed approximately 85 percent of its M&O

109

Risk Management RM  

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

Risk Management Review Module Risk Management Review Module March 2010 CD-0 O 0 OFFICE OF C CD-1 F ENVIRO Standard R Risk M Rev Critical Decis CD-2 M ONMENTAL Review Plan Managem view Module sion (CD) Ap CD March 2010 L MANAGE (SRP) ment e pplicability D-3 EMENT CD-4 Post Ope eration Standard Review Plan, 2 nd Edition, March 2010 i FOREWORD The Standard Review Plan (SRP) 1 provides a consistent, predictable corporate review framework to ensure that issues and risks that could challenge the success of Office of Environmental Management (EM) projects are identified early and addressed proactively. The internal EM project review process encompasses key milestones established by DOE O 413.3A, Change 1, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, DOE-STD-1189-2008, Integration of Safety into the Design Process, and EM's internal

110

Risks to the public  

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Edited by Peter G. Neumann (Risks Forum Moderator and Chairman of the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy), plus personal contributions by others, as indicated. Opinions expressed are individual rather than organizational, and all of the usual ...

Peter G. Neumann

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Risk Management Specialist  

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

(See Frequently Asked Questions for more information). Where would I be working? Western Area Power Administration, Corporate Services Office, Office of the Chief Risk Officer (A0400). 12155 West...

112

Acceptable Risk in Society  

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Problems associated with drug risks and drug safety rank high on the list of priorities in discussions that are taking place within the profession throughout the world, and, what is more, the political content...

A. Krauer

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Risk Management Guide  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

This Guide provides non-mandatory risk management approaches for implementing the requirements of DOE O 413.3B, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets. Cancels DOE G 413.3-7.

2011-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

114

Risks to the public  

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Edited by Peter G. Neumann (Risks Forum Moderator and Chairman of the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy), plus personal contributions by others, as indicated. Opinions expressed are individual rather than organizational, and all of the usual ...

Peter G. Neumann

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Risks to the public  

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Edited by Peter G. Neumann (Risks Forum Moderator and Chairman of the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy), plus personal contributions by others, as indicated. Opinions expressed are individual rather than organizational, and all of the usual ...

Peter G. Neumann

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

The Atlantic Alliance and Geopolitics: New Realities and New Challenges  

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meetings with president Putin in 2005. The present Germanspecial emphasis on energy. Putin was present and it wasmodeled after OPEC. Putin and the Iranian representative

Lie, Kai Olaf

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Conflict or Cooperation? Arctic Geopolitics and Climate Change  

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2005a). Despite oil and gas reserves being prevalent in theaccess to new oil, gas, and mineral reserves, has led some

Ruby, Byron

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

The Atlantic Alliance and Geopolitics: New Realities and New Challenges  

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oil reserves and 45% of gas reserves. The focus of energythe world’s largest gas reserves, 40% of the total. Westernnatural gas from Iran, with the second largest reserves

Lie, Kai Olaf

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

[en] AMERICAN GEOPOLITICAL OPTIONS: THE CASE OF PERSIAN GULF.  

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??[pt] O Golfo Pérsico é responsável por aproximadamente trinta por cento da produçăo mundial de petróleo e detém mais da metade das reservas petrolíferas mundiais.… (more)

PAULA RUBEA BRETANHA MENDONCA EBRAICO

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

About the relevance ofthe concept of risk acceptability in the risk analysis and risk management process: A decisional  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

About the relevance ofthe concept of« risk acceptability » in the risk analysis and risk management will show how the establish concept of "risks acceptability" can induce bias on the way risk analysis aid, risk analysis, risk acceptability, land-use. 2. Prevention of technological risks: The French

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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121

Mercury Risk Assessment  

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ASSESSING THE MERCURY HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED ASSESSING THE MERCURY HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS: IMPACTS OF LOCAL DEPOSITIONS *T.M. Sullivan 1 , F.D. Lipfert 2 , S.M. Morris 2 , and S. Renninger 3 1 Building 830, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973 2 Private Consultants 3 Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Morgantown, WV ABSTRACT The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced plans to regulate emissions of mercury to the atmosphere from coal-fired power plants. However, there is still debate over whether the limits should be placed on a nationwide or a plant-specific basis. Before a nationwide limit is selected, it must be demonstrated that local deposition of mercury from coal-fired power plants does not impose an excessive local health risk. The principal health

122

Essays on risk aversion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

more risk averse than v. Fix s, and let av be the value that maximizes v's expected utility. Assume, without loss of generality, that u(w ? c(av)) = v(w ? c(av)) = 1 and that u(w ? D(s) ? c(av... more risk averse than v. Fix s, and let av be the value that maximizes v's expected utility. Assume, without loss of generality, that u(w ? c(av)) = v(w ? c(av)) = 1 and that u(w ? D(s) ? c(av...

Jindapon, Paan

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

123

Health risks in perspective: Judging health risks of energy technologies  

SciTech Connect

Almost daily, Americans receive reports from the mass news media about some new and frightening risk to health and welfare. Most such reports emphasize the newsworthiness of the risks -- the possibility of a crisis, disagreements among experts, how things happened, who is responsible for fixing them, how much will it cost, conflict among parties involved, etc. As a rule, the magnitudes of the risks, or the difficulty of estimating those magnitudes, have limited newsworthiness, and so they are not mentioned. Because of this emphasis in the news media, most people outside the risk assessment community must judge the relative significance of the various risks to which we all are exposed with only that information deemed newsworthy by reporters. This information is biased and shows risks in isolation. There is no basis for understanding and comparing the relative importance of risks among themselves, or for comparing one risk, perhaps a new or newly-discovered one, in the field of all risks. The purpose of this report is to provide perspective on the various risks to which we are routinely exposed. It serves as a basis for understanding the meaning of quantitative risk estimates and for comparing new or newly-discovered risks with other, better-understood risks. Specific emphasis is placed on health risks of energy technologies.

Rowe, M.D.

1992-09-18T23:59:59.000Z

124

Risk of radon  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... 98) considered the individual lung cancer risk to the general population from indoor exposure to radon-222 and concluded that a current upper estimate is 10"4 per lifetime per working ... estimate, a further potentially major consideration was not included. The general background effect of radon was assessed by identifying lung cancer rates before cigarette smoking became popular. Those rates ...

ROBERT L. FLEISCHER

1981-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

125

Risk Management Guide  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

This Guide provides a framework for identifying and managing key technical, schedule, and cost risks through applying the requirements of DOE O 413.3A, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, dated 7-28-06. Canceled by DOE G 413.3-7A, dated 1-12-11. Does not cancel other directives.

2008-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

126

Chapter 10 - Risk Management Principles  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract All employees need a basic understanding of risk if the organization’s safety culture is to be sustained. An eight-part approach is used to establish the foundation for the management of risk that include risk identification, risk assessment, and risk control. An essential skill is being able to define or estimate how probable and severe an event might be. The management of risk must be based on a strong safety management system that has been incorporated into the organization as a part of its real value system.

Nathan Crutchfield; James Roughton

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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

RAIS Risk Exposure Models for Radionuclides User's Guide RAIS Risk Exposure Models for Radionuclides User's Guide Note The RAIS presents this updated Risk calculator in response to the following: incorporating chemical-specific parameters from the lastest EPI release, addition of air as a media, and conversion to a new database structure. The previous RAIS Risk calculator presented Risks for radionuclides and chemcials together. Recent development of chemical and radionuclide exposure equations has necessitated that the RAIS separate the chemicals and the radionuclides. To calculate risks for chemicals, use the RAIS Risk Exposure Models for Chemicals calculator. Currently the agricultural equations for the RAIS chemical and radionuclide risk calculators are identical. The EPA's Preliminary Remediation Goals for

128

Risk Removal | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Risk Removal Risk Removal Workers safely remove old mercury tanks from the Y-12 National Security Complex. Workers safely remove old mercury tanks from the Y-12 National Security...

129

(Energy Risk Professional, ERP), (GARP),  

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1 ( ) : . (Energy Risk Professional, ERP and Chris Strickland. Energy Derivatives: Pricing and Risk Management (London: Lacima Publications, 2000). Chapter 4: Energy Forward Curves ­ Steven Errera and Stewart L. Brown. Fundamentals

Kaplan, Alexander

130

Risk assessment and the law  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Risk assessment and the law ... I am not at all sure that federal judges, immune from the political process, should ever be involved, under any circumstances, as arbiters of the degree of risk acceptable to the public. ...

1980-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

131

Essays on Measuring Systemic Risk  

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CoRISK indicator, whereas HSBC with the lowest average VaRAG * † Barclays Bank Plc * † HSBC Holdings Plc * † Lloyds

Sharifova, Manizha

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Political risk insurance  

SciTech Connect

As international project development continues to expand, the insurance risks faced require more careful planning and consideration. Successful risk management and insurance needs for non-US projects demand careful thought and planning. Understanding the options available and the various pitfalls to avoid can be beneficial to project development. The concept of a successful implementation of a non-recourse, asset-based financing for an independent power producer in the electricity generation-starved areas of the world creates many opportunities. Developers, investment bankers, attorneys and equipment suppliers are positioning their companies in this emerging market. In the last year, opportunities have expanded around the world. In response, much time, effort and money have been consumed in developing projects. Insurance, often overlooked until the later phases of project development, has caused problems for a number of projects -- some of them insurmountable. On a macro basis, the project's broker will need to answer certain questions. For example, are the risks the same as they would be for project development in the United States or United Kingdom Are the underwriting philosophies of insurance companies the same Can insurance be purchased on the same term and conditions as usual, leading to successful project financing conclusions Without any question, the risks are greater, underwriters' philosophies are different, the terms and conditions offered by local markets will be significantly different and the procurement of insurance is much different from in the United States. The developer who can deal with governmental and special interest considerations, which often force the profile of insurance programs to become much more complicated, cumbersome and costly, will have an advantage.

Fritz, C. (Johnson Higgins, New York, NY (United States))

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Risk Assessment Approaches for Nanomaterials  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

%) with extrapolation to lower "acceptable" risk 3. Analogy or comparative toxicity to other substances with similar7/3/2013 1 Risk Assessment Approaches for Nanomaterials Eileen D. Kuempel, PhD Nanotechnology to Nanomaterials Risk Assessment 1. No observed adverse effect level (NOAEL) or lowest (LOAEL) with uncertainty

Farritor, Shane

134

Environmental Risk Assessment of Paroxetine  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

ERAs can be categorized according to the problems addressed:? Predictive risk assessments estimate risks from proposed future actions such as marketing a new medicine, operating a new process, or emitting a new aqueous or atmospheric contaminant. ... If SF acceptable risk to the environment. ...

Virginia L. Cunningham; David J. C. Constable; Robert E. Hannah

2004-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

135

Risk Management Process Overview | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers (EERE)

risk management process The cybersecurity risk management process explained in the Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline has two primary...

136

NGNP Risk Management Database: A Model for Managing Risk  

SciTech Connect

To facilitate the implementation of the Risk Management Plan, the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) Project has developed and employed an analytical software tool called the NGNP Risk Management System (RMS). A relational database developed in Microsoft® Access, the RMS provides conventional database utility including data maintenance, archiving, configuration control, and query ability. Additionally, the tool’s design provides a number of unique capabilities specifically designed to facilitate the development and execution of activities outlined in the Risk Management Plan. Specifically, the RMS provides the capability to establish the risk baseline, document and analyze the risk reduction plan, track the current risk reduction status, organize risks by reference configuration system, subsystem, and component (SSC) and Area, and increase the level of NGNP decision making.

John Collins

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Radiation risk in the structure of overall risk  

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Theoretical, methodological, and methodic aspects of the problem of radiation risk analysis are considered. It was shown that the potential risk caused by technogenic exposure cannot be selected practically for certain on the overall risk background relative to exposure of factors of non-radiation nature. The structure of the overall risk, both assessment and of its radiation component is given. The main factors limiting validity of radiation component of overall risk finding are discussed. An actual importance of problems for an estimation of radiation safety of both individual and society as a whole is systematised. Some aspects of acceptable risk assessment are considered. Volume and influence of risk technogenic sources on health are compared. Some general theses characterised the modern state of the problem.

V. Semenov

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

EMAB Risk Subcommittee Interim Report  

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

FIRST INTERIM REPORT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD Incorporating Risk and Sustainability into Decision Making Submitted by the EMAB Risk Subcommittee December 3, 2012 Background: In December 2011, then Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management David Huizenga, asked the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB or Board) to establish a Risk Subcommittee. In February 2012, the Subcommittee's Work Plan was approved. Under the Work Plan, the purpose of the Subcommittee is to evaluate "risk-informed decision making," specifically whether the prioritization tool developed by the Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation (CRESP) for use at the Oak Ridge Reservation (Oak Ridge) is one that

139

Guide for ecological risk assessment  

SciTech Connect

Ecological risk assessment evaluates the likelihood that adverse ecological effects may occur or are occurring as a result of exposure to one or more stressors. Ecological risk assessment provides a critical element for environmental decision making by giving risk managers an approach for considering available scientific information along with the other factors they need to consider (e.g., social, legal, political, or economic) in selecting a course of action. The primary audience for this document is risk assessors and risk managers at EPA, although these Guidelines also may be useful to others outside the Agency.

NONE

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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

Risk Exposure Models for Chemicals User's Guide Risk Exposure Models for Chemicals User's Guide 1. Introduction The purpose of this calculator is to assist Remedial Project Managers (RPMs), On Scene Coordinators (OSC's), risk assessors and others involved in decision-making at hazardous waste sites and to determine whether levels of contamination found at the site may warrant further investigation or site cleanup, or whether no further investigation or action may be required. The risk values presented on this site are chemical-specific values for individual contaminants in air, water, soil and biota that may warrant further investigation or site cleanup. It should be noted that the risks in this calculator are based upon human health risk and do not address potential ecological risk. Some sites in sensitive ecological settings may also need to be evaluated for potential

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141

Minimizing Project Risk Through Financing Strategies  

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or eliminate their risks on energy investments. Topics include: 1. procedures for evaluating project risk, 2. strategies to minimize risk, including financing options that transfer risk from the building owner to a third party investor, and 3. guidelines...

Michaelson, M.

142

Methodology of organizational learning in risk management A method of organizational risk perception by the stakeholders  

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Methodology of organizational learning in risk management A method of organizational risk) and the Departmental Veterinary Services (DDSV) within the framework of organizational learning in risk management Experience reflection, organizational risks, food-related sanitary alert, risk perception. Abstract

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

143

DOE Releases Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management...  

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

DOE Releases Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline DOE Releases Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline...

144

Convex and coherent risk measures Hans FOLLMER  

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: Monetary risk measure, convex risk measure, coherent risk measure, acceptance set, Value at Risk. Section 3 briefly discusses the representation of monetary risk measures in terms of their acceptance sets-free manner, makes the position acceptable. The following axiomatic approach to such risk measures

Föllmer, Hans

145

Extinction risks of Amazonian plant species  

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...Ongoing development of the Amazon, including natural gas and oil production, large-scale cattle ranching, soy farming...Coleccion de Briofitas 83. MEXU/Plantas Vasculares 84. Missouri Botanical Garden 85. Museo Ecuatoriano de Ciencias Naturales...

Kenneth J. Feeley; Miles R. Silman

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Risk analysis of jackup rigs  

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Increasing attention has been focussed in the North Sea and elsewhere on the quantification of the risks of working in a hazardous enviroment: the offshore world. The perception of risk with respect to mobile rigs has often been vague and uninformed. This paper attempts to put the risks with respect to jackup rigs into perspective by quantifying them and comparing them to other risks. This paper contains a few risk comparisons with fixed platforms, semi-submersibles, and drillships. Historical casualties are used in an example to show how a change intended to make an operation safer, may result in the opposite effect. Examining risks from losses due to environmental overload, the conclusion is reached that jackups are very safe structures: there appears to be no jackup, in the timeframe examined, that has been lost because of a deficiency in the calculation methods currently in use by knowledgeable experts.

B.P.M. Sharples; W.T. Bennett Jr; J.C. Trickey

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Information needs for risk assessment  

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Risk assessment can be thought of as a conceptual approach to bridge the gap between the available data and the ultimate goal of characterizing the risk or hazard associated with a particular environmental problem. To lend consistency to and to promote quality in the process, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Guidelines for Risk Assessment of Carcinogenicity, Developmental Toxicity, Germ Cell Mutagenicity and Exposure Assessment, and Risk Assessment of Chemical Mixtures. The guidelines provide a framework for organizing the information, evaluating data, and for carrying out the risk assessment in a scientifically plausible manner. In the absence of sufficient scientific information or when abundant data are available, the guidelines provide alternative methodologies that can be employed in the risk assessment. 4 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

DeRosa, C.T.; Choudhury, H.; Schoeny, R.S.

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

148

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Risk Assessment Documents - ORR Risk Assessment Documents - ORR Bullet Baseline Risk Assessments Bullet Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study Environmental Assessment Report South Campus Facility, Oak Ridge Tenn [DOE/OR/02-1274&D] Bullet Baseline Risk Assessment for Lower East Fork Poplar Creek [DOE/OR/1119 & D2 & V2] Bullet Remedial Investigation/ Feasibility Study Report for Lower Watts Bar Reservoir Operable Unit [DOE/OR/01 1282 & D1] [ORNL/ER-2] Bullet The Utility of Existing Data Conducting a CERCLA Baseline Risk Assessment for Lower Watts Bar Reservoir (draft) [ORNL/ER-?] Bullet East Fork Poplar Creek Sewer Line Beltway Remedial Investigation Report [DOE/OR/02-1119&D2] Bullet Screening Risk Assessments Bullet Preliminary Assessment of Radiation Doses to the Public from Cesium

149

Wind derivatives: hedging wind risk:.  

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??Wind derivatives are financial contracts that can be used to hedge or mitigate wind risk. In this thesis, the focus was on pricing these wind… (more)

Hoyer, S.A.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

Risk Management for Trrorist Threats  

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Risk management for Homeland and National Security involves the calculus of funding preventative systems andd procedures based upon potential threat likelihood and consequences. ...

Zimet, Elihu

151

Subsea pipeline operational risk management  

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Resources used for inspection, maintenance, and repair of a subsea pipeline must be allocated efficiently in order to operate it in the most cost effective manner. Operational risk management aids in resource allocation through the use of risk assessments and cost/benefit analyses. It identifies those areas where attention must be focused in order to reduce risk. When they are identified, a company`s resources (i.e., personnel, equipment, money, and time) can then be used for inspection, maintenance, and/or repair of the pipeline. The results are cost effective risk reduction and pipeline operation with minimum expenditure.

Bell, R.L.; Lanan, G.A.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

152

The Risks of Renewable Energy  

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Energy policy debates in Congress have focused more often on risks to the public and the environment than on risks to national security. As one writer on the subject puts it, these debates have occurred in a climate in which "two-handed scientists have ...

H. ELLIOT CHAKOFF

1984-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

153

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE TRAVEL RISK POLICY  

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transnational or within a particular country, that pose significant risks to the health and security of U dangerous or unstable lead the State Department to recommend that Americans avoid or consider the risk of its staff. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & World Health Organization(WHO) Health Warnings

154

Legacy Risk Measure for Environmental Management Waste  

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The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is investigating the development of a comprehensive and quantitative risk model framework for environmental management activities at the site. Included are waste management programs (high-level waste, transuranic waste, low-level waste, mixed low-level waste, spent nuclear fuel, and special nuclear materials), major environmental restoration efforts, major decontamination and decommissioning projects, and planned long-term stewardship activities. Two basic types of risk estimates are included: risks from environmental management activities, and long-term legacy risks from wastes/materials. Both types of risks are estimated using the Environment, Safety, and Health Risk Assessment Program (ESHRAP) developed at the INEEL. Given these two types of risk calculations, the following evaluations can be performed: • Risk evaluation of an entire program (covering waste/material as it now exists through disposal or other end states) • Risk comparisons of alternative programs or activities • Comparisons of risk benefit versus risk cost for activities or entire programs • Ranking of programs or activities by risk • Ranking of wastes/materials by risk • Evaluation of site risk changes with time as activities progress • Integrated performance measurement using indicators such as injury/death and exposure rates. This paper discusses the definition and calculation of legacy risk measures and associated issues. The legacy risk measure is needed to support three of the seven types of evaluations listed above: comparisons of risk benefit versus risk cost, ranking of wastes/materials by risk, and evaluation of site risk changes with time.

Eide, Steven Arvid; Nitschke, Robert Leon

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Non-Negative Risk Components Jeremy Staum  

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. Depending on the purpose of risk attribution, it may or may not be acceptable to get negative riskNon-Negative Risk Components Jeremy Staum j-staum@northwestern.edu Department of Industrial the risk of a portfolio or system to its compo- nents, when it is required to produce non-negative risk

Staum, Jeremy

156

Perceived risk, real risk: social science and the art of probabilistic risk assessment  

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...close down the plant in March 1987...first time a nuclear power plant had been closed...safety and risk analysis procedures-in...risks from terrorism appear to be...in ambushing nuclear waste trucks...influence on the assessments-those of...

WR Freudenburg

1988-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

157

Controlling O&M Costs of Advanced SMRs using Prognostics and Enhanced Risk Monitoring  

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Advanced small modular reactors (AdvSMRs) can contribute to safe, sustainable, and carbon-neutral energy production. The economics of small reactors (including AdvSMRs) will be impacted by the reduced economy-of-scale savings when compared to traditional light water reactors. The most significant controllable element of the day-to-day costs involves operations and maintenance (O&M). Enhancing affordability of AdvSMRs through technologies that help control O&M costs will be critical to ensuring their practicality for wider deployment.A significant component of O&M costs is the management and mitigation of degradation of components due to their impact on planning maintenance activities and staffing levels. Technologies that help characterize real-time risk of failure of key components are important in this context. Given the possibility of frequently changing AdvSMR plant configurations, approaches are needed to integrate three elements – advanced plant configuration information, equipment condition information, and risk monitors – to provide a measure of risk that is customized for each AdvSMR unit and support real-time decisions on O&M. This article describes an overview of ongoing research into diagnostics/prognostics and enhanced predictive risk monitors (ERM) for this purpose.

Ramuhalli, Pradeep; Hirt, Evelyn H.; Coles, Garill A.; Meyer, Ryan M.; Coble, Jamie B.; Wood, Richard T.

2014-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

158

Insurance Market Regulation: Catastrophe Risk, Competition, and Systemic Risk  

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The risk of “natural” and “man-made” ... changes and weather cycles, geologic activity, and political unrest. The rising cost of catastrophes is...31.3 which plots annual insured losses from catastrophes in the U...

Robert W. Klein

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Prospect Theory, Indifference Curves, and Hedging Risks  

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......choices involving risk. Journal of Political Economy (1948...decisions under risk. Econometrica...wealth. Journal of Political Economy (1952...Diversification of Investments (1959) New York...result. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty......

Udo Broll; Martín Egozcue; Wing-Keung Wong; Ricardas Zitikis

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Political risk in emerging and developed markets  

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Using analyst estimates of political risk, we show that political risk represents a more important determinant of stock ... . Average returns in emerging markets experiencing decreased political risk exceed those...

Robin L. Diamonte; John M. Liew; Ross L. Stevens

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Prospect Theory, Indifference Curves, and Hedging Risks  

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......of choices involving risk. Journal of Political Economy (1948) 56...Zitikis R. Weighted risk capital allocations...theory of decisions under risk. Econometrica (1979...of wealth. Journal of Political Economy (1952) 60......

Udo Broll; Martín Egozcue; Wing-Keung Wong; Ricardas Zitikis

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Prospect Theory, Indifference Curves, and Hedging Risks  

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......choices involving risk. Journal of Political Economy (1948...Weighted risk capital allocations. Insurance: Mathematics...applications to insurance and finance...decisions under risk. Econometrica...Journal of Political Economy (1952......

Udo Broll; Martín Egozcue; Wing-Keung Wong; Ricardas Zitikis

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Risk Analysis: A View from 1990  

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......twenty-five years for reliability analysis and safety/risk...distributions in risk and reliability calculations...assessment. Risk Analysis 1. 21. KEENEY...encoding in decision analysis. Mgmt Sci. 22...Regulatory Commission Reactor Safety Study 1975......

C. B. CHAPMAN

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

2008 Environmental risk management report for the  

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............................................................................. 6 4.2 Environmental risk by building ................................................................................................. 13 List of Figures and Tables Box 2.1 Pollution prevention / environmental risk management Environmental Risk by Building Type ............................................. 8 Figure 4.4 ANU Environmental

165

Towards an Acceptable Criterion of Acceptable Risk  

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The determination by federal risk managers of an acceptable level of carcinogenic risk depends upon many factors. Several of the ... The size of the population that is at risk influences our perception and analys...

Paul Milvy

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Moral Emotions as Guide to Acceptable Risk  

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The question remains whether these considerations are reasonable concerns that should be included in risk assessments. The answer by sociologists and philosophers of risk to this question is positive. Whether a risk

Prof. Sabine Roeser

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Intragenerational Conflict and Political Risk  

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The models of Chapter 6 and Chapter 7 focused on intergenerational differences as the only source of distributional conflict within a country. In these models, political risk after the removal of investment barri...

Philipp Harms

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

NUREG-1150 risk assessment methodology  

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This paper describes the methodology developed in support of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NCR's) evaluation of severe accident risks in NUREG-1150. After the accident at Three Mile Island, Unit 2, the NRC initiated a sever accident research program to develop an improved understanding of severe accidents and to provide a second technical basis to support regulatory decisions in this area. A key product of this program is NUREG-1150, which provides estimates of risk for several nuclear reactors of different design. The principal technical analyses for NUREG-1150 were performed at Sandia National Labs. under the Severe Accident Risk Reduction Program and the Accident Sequence Evaluation Program. A major aspect of the work was the development of a methodology that improved upon previous full-scale probabilistic risk assessments (PRA) in several areas which are described.

Benjamin, A.S.; Amos, C.N.; Cunningham, M.A.; Murphy, J.A.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Integrated risk information system (IRIS)  

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The Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) is an electronic information system developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) containing information related to health risk assessment. IRIS is the Agency`s primary vehicle for communication of chronic health hazard information that represents Agency consensus following comprehensive review by intra-Agency work groups. The original purpose for developing IRIS was to provide guidance to EPA personnel in making risk management decisions. This original purpose for developing IRIS was to guidance to EPA personnel in making risk management decisions. This role has expanded and evolved with wider access and use of the system. IRIS contains chemical-specific information in summary format for approximately 500 chemicals. IRIS is available to the general public on the National Library of Medicine`s Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET) and on diskettes through the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).

Tuxen, L. [Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

170

Risk Analysis | Department of Energy  

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

activities. A safety plan, which is composed of a failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), a risk mitigation plan, and a communication plan, is used as a criterion for the...

171

Panoramic Radiology: Risk Within Reason  

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The absolute risk from low levels of radiation used in dental radiography is estimated to be less than one in a million; certainly much lower than many normal pursuits that go unquestioned, including automobil...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Health risks of energy technologies  

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This volume examines occupational, public health, and environmental risks of the coal fuel cycle, the nuclear fuel cycle, and unconventional energy technologies. The 6 chapters explore in detail the relationship between energy economics and risk analysis, assess the problems of applying traditional cost-benefit analysis to long-term environmental problems (such as global carbon dioxide levels), and consider questions about the public's perception and acceptance of risk. Also included is an examination of the global risks associated with current and proposed levels of energy production and comsumption from all major sources. A separate abstract was prepared for each of the 6 chapters; all are included in Energy Abstracts for Policy Analysis (EAPA) and four in Energy Research Abstracts (ERA).

Travis, C.C.; Etnier, E.L. (eds.)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Federal Flood Risk Management Standard  

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

The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard builds upon Executive Order (E.O.) 11988 and is to be incorporated into existing Federal department and agency processes used to implement E.O. 11988.

174

Biofuels: balancing risks and rewards  

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...2013 research-article Articles 1004 69 Biofuels, science and society Organized by Chris Greenwell Biofuels: balancing risks and rewards Patricia...One contribution of 9 to a Theme Issue Biofuels, science and society . This paper describes...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Utility View of Risk Assessment  

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This paper will address a utility perspective in regard to risk assessment, reliability, and impact on the utility system. Discussions will also include the critical issues for utilities when contracting for energy and capacity from cogenerators...

Bickham, J.

176

Acceptable Health Benefits and Risks  

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Previous chapters of this book emphasize empowering individuals to participate in discussions about the significance and importance of medical benefits and environmental health risks. Those chapters stress the va...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Uncertainties in risk assessment at USDOE facilities  

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The United States Department of Energy (USDOE) has embarked on an ambitious program to remediate environmental contamination at its facilities. Decisions concerning cleanup goals, choices among cleanup technologies, and funding prioritization should be largely risk-based. Risk assessments will be used more extensively by the USDOE in the future. USDOE needs to develop and refine risk assessment methods and fund research to reduce major sources of uncertainty in risk assessments at USDOE facilities. The terms{open_quote} risk assessment{close_quote} and{open_quote} risk management{close_quote} are frequently confused. The National Research Council (1983) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA, 1991a) described risk assessment as a scientific process that contributes to risk management. Risk assessment is the process of collecting, analyzing and integrating data and information to identify hazards, assess exposures and dose responses, and characterize risks. Risk characterization must include a clear presentation of {open_quotes}... the most significant data and uncertainties...{close_quotes} in an assessment. Significant data and uncertainties are {open_quotes}...those that define and explain the main risk conclusions{close_quotes}. Risk management integrates risk assessment information with other considerations, such as risk perceptions, socioeconomic and political factors, and statutes, to make and justify decisions. Risk assessments, as scientific processes, should be made independently of the other aspects of risk management (USEPA, 1991a), but current methods for assessing health risks are based on conservative regulatory principles, causing unnecessary public concern and misallocation of funds for remediation.

Hamilton, L.D.; Holtzman, S.; Meinhold, A.F.; Morris, S.C.; Rowe, M.D.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

178

Risk Assessment & Management Information | Department of Energy  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Regulatory Framework, April 2012 Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group (RWG) web page DOE Standard on Development and Use of Probabilistic Risk Assessment in DOE...

179

Optimization Online - Multilevel Optimization Modeling for Risk ...  

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Abstract: Coherent risk measures have become a popular tool for incorporating risk aversion into stochastic optimization models. For dynamic models in which ...

Jonathan Eckstein

180

Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group  

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

The Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group (RWG) was established to assist DOE in the appropriate and effective use of quantitative risk assessment in nuclear safety related activities.

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181

Qualitative methods for assessing risk  

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The Department of Energy`s (DOE) non-nuclear facilities generally require only a qualitative accident analysis to assess facility risks in accordance with DOE Order 5481.1B, Safety Analysis and Review System. Achieving a meaningful qualitative assessment of risk necessarily requires the use of suitable non-numerical assessment criteria. Typically, the methods and criteria for assigning facility-specific accident scenarios to the qualitative severity and likelihood classification system in the DOE order requires significant judgment in many applications. Systematic methods for more consistently assigning the total accident scenario frequency and associated consequences are required to substantiate and enhance future risk ranking between various activities at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). SNL`s Risk Management and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Department has developed an improved methodology for performing qualitative risk assessments in accordance wi the DOE order requirements. Products of this effort are an improved set of qualitative description that permit (1) definition of the severity for both technical and programmatic consequences that may result from a variety of accident scenarios, and (2) qualitative representation of the likelihood of occurrence. These sets of descriptions are intended to facilitate proper application of DOE criteria for assessing facility risks.

Mahn, J.A. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Hannaman, G.W. [Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, CA (United States); Kryska, P. [Science Applications International Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Ongoing Software Development without Classical Requirements  

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systems without overt requirements artifacts or processes, contrary to expectations resulting from are evolved and sustained in this way yet provide quality and rich functional capabilities to users In 2002 one of us (Scacchi) published a study of require- ments practices and artifacts in four open

Scacchi, Walt

183

CONSTRUCTION ALERT Additional Notice to Ongoing Project  

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-541-510 CONTRACTOR: Circuit Builders Inc. SCOPE OF WORK: Testing of the new fire alarm system DURATION OF PROJECT Operations, Campus Security, and Fire Safety. SUBJECT: Bachman Hall Replace Fire Alarm System UHM 09

184

Ongoing monitoring and verification in Iraq  

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When Iraq informed the United Nations last November 26 that it would cooperate in implementing the plans to monitor compliance with its obligations not to reacquire weapons banned under the ceasefire agreements following the Gulf War, it signalled an apparent policy reversal after two years of difficulties, deadlocks and limited cooperation. While claiming never to have rejected the plans to implement nationwide monitoring and inspections to prevent the import or manufacture of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and long-range ballistic missiles, Iraq consistently spoke of the plans in terms of political, if not legal, rejection.

Trevan, T.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Y-12's and ongoing environmental biomonitoring  

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1963. This process separated the Lithium 6 needed for the Cold War development of thermonuclear weapons. However, it is not as simple as just stopping the process that created...

186

Ongoing and Future Work Construct binary vectors  

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factor F18_T3 Relativeexpressionlevel Figure 4. Relative abundance of P22_T3, F18_T3 and H12_T3_SW_exterior Summer_SW_interior Expression profiling of P22_T3 Expression profiling of F18_T3 Expression profiling, with significant similarity to an AP2 transcription factor, and F18_T3, with a homeobox protein Knotted-1-like 3

187

Risk Management Process Overview | Department of Energy  

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» Risk Management Process Overview » Risk Management Process Overview Risk Management Process Overview figure depicting three tier risk management process The cybersecurity risk management process explained in the Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline has two primary components: the risk management model and the the risk management cycle. The risk management model reflects the organization as a three-tiered structure and provides a comprehensive view for the electricity sector organization and how risk management activities are undertaken across the organization. This structure is simple enough that it can be applied to any electricity sector organization regardless of size or operations. The three tiers of the risk management model are: Tier 1: Organization

188

Perceived risk, real risk: social science and the art of probabilistic risk assessment  

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...BUSINESS 59 : S225 ( 1986 ). FARHARPILGRIM, B.C., PUBLIC REACTIONS NUC 183 ( 1984 ). FISCHHOFF, B, ACCEPTABLE RISK 33 ( 1981 ). FISCHHOFF, B, ANAL ACTUAL VS PERCE 235 ( 1983 ). FISCHHOFF, B, KNOWING WITH CERTAINTY - APPROPRIATENESS...

WR Freudenburg

189

Introduction Modelling in finance Risk measures Pricing via risk measures Option Pricing and Hedging via Risk Measures  

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, then the risk is acceptable. When positive, (X) is the minimum extra cash the agent has to add to her portfolio X to make the risk acceptable. Ove G¨ottsche University of Twente Option Pricing and Hedging viaIntroduction Modelling in finance Risk measures Pricing via risk measures Option Pricing

Al Hanbali, Ahmad

190

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY  

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is acceptable; identification of the risk owner; identification of further mitigating actions; continuous1 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY 1. Risk Management 1.1 Responsibility of accountability, probity and compliance. Risk management is an essential element of the process of governance. 1

Schellekens, Michel P.

191

Chapter 14 - Pipeline Flow Risk Assessment  

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Abstract Risk assessment is the process of assessing risks and factors influencing the level of safety of a project. It involves researching how hazardous events or states develop and interact to cause an accident. The risk assessment effort should be tailored to the level and source of technical risk involved with the project and the project stage being considered. The assessment of technical risk will take different forms in different stages of the project. Pipeline flow risk mainly includes fluid leakage and blockage happening in the pipelines. This chapter describes the application of Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) for the blockage in the oil and gas pipelines.

Yong Bai; Qiang Bai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Overview of the Hanford risk management plan  

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The Project Hanford Management Contract called for the enhancement of site-wide decision processes, and development of a Hanford Risk Management Plan to adopt or develop a risk management system for the Hanford Site. This Plan provides a consistent foundation for Site issues and addresses site-wide management of risks of all types. It supports the Department of Energy planning and sitewide decision making policy. Added to this requirement is a risk performance report to characterize the risk management accomplishments. This paper presents the development of risk management within the context of work planning and performance. Also discussed are four risk elements which add value to the context.

Halverson, T.G.

1998-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

193

Chapter 8 - Risk Analysis for Subsea Pipelines  

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Abstract The purpose of this chapter is to apply risk-based inspection planning methodologies to pipeline systems, by developing a set of methods and tools for the estimation of risks using structural reliability approach and incidental databases, and to illustrate our risk based inspection and management approach through three examples, including risk analysis for a subsea gas pipeline, dropped object risk analysis and how to use RBIM to reduce operation costs. After outlining the constituent steps of a complete risk analysis methodology, it gives detailed information about each step of the methodology such that a complete risk analysis can be achieved. To get the final acceptable design/procedure, these steps are needed, including acceptance criteria, identification of initiating events, crude consequence analysis, cause analysis, quantitative cause analysis, consequence analysis and risk estimation. This chapter also gave a detailed guidance on evaluation of failure frequency, consequence, risk and risk-based inspection and integrity management of pipeline systems.

Yong Bai; Qiang Bai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Legacy Risk Measure for Environmental Waste  

SciTech Connect

The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is investigating the development of a comprehensive and quantitative risk model framework for environmental management activities at the site. Included are waste management programs (high-level waste, transuranic waste, low-level waste, mixed low-level waste, spent nuclear fuel, and special nuclear materials), major environmental restoration efforts, major decontamination and decommissioning projects, and planned long-term stewardship activities. Two basic types of risk estimates are included: risks from environmental management activities, and long-term legacy risks from wastes/materials. Both types of risks are estimated using the Environment, Safety, and Health Risk Assessment Program (ESHRAP) developed at the INEEL. Given these two types of risk calculations, the following evaluations can be performed: risk evaluation of an entire program (covering waste/material as it now exists through disposal or other e nd states); risk comparisons of alternative programs or activities; comparisons of risk benefit versus risk cost for activities or entire programs; ranking of programs or activities by risk; ranking of wastes/materials by risk; evaluation of site risk changes with time as activities progress; and integrated performance measurement using indicators such as injury/death and exposure rates. This paper discusses the definition and calculation of legacy risk measures and associated issues. The legacy risk measure is needed to support three of the seven types of evaluations listed above: comparisons of risk benefit versus risk cost, ranking of wastes/materials by risk, and evaluation of site risk changes with time.

Eide, S. A.; Nitschke, R. L.

2002-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

195

Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessment  

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5/002F 5/002F April 1998 Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessment (Published on May 14, 1998, Federal Register 63(93):26846-26924) Risk Assessment Forum U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Washington, DC DISCLAIMER This document has been reviewed in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policy and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. NOTICE This report contains the full text of the Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessment. However, the format of this version differs from the Federal Register version, as follows: text boxes that are included in this document at their point of reference were instead listed at the end of the Federal Register document as text notes, due to format limitations for Federal Register documents.

196

SC Introduction to Risk Management  

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

OF OF SCIENCE Office of Science Risk Management November 4, 2009 Ray Won Office of Project Assessment Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy http://www.science.doe.gov/opa/ 2 AGENDA AGENDA Wednesday, November 4, 2009, Building 2714, Oak Ridge 2:15 p.m. Introduction to SC Risk Management 2:25 p.m. Spallation Neutron Source 2:40 p.m. ORNL Risk Management Process 2:55 p.m. National Synchrotron Light Source II 3:10 p.m. Questions 3:30 p.m. End OFFICE OF SCIENCE 3 DOE Organization DOE Organization OFFICE OF SCIENCE Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of the Under Secretary for Nuclear Security/ Administrator for National Nuclear Security Administration Thomas P. D'Agostino Chief of Staff *The Deputy Secretary also serves as the Chief Operating Officer.

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IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects |  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects Agency/Company /Organization: International Energy Agency Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Finance, Implementation, Market analysis Resource Type: Presentation, Lessons learned/best practices Website: www.iea-retd.org/files/RISK%20IEA-RETD%20(2011-6).pdf Cost: Free IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects Screenshot References: IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects[1] Logo: IEA-Risk Quantification and Risk Management in Renewable Energy Projects "This report presents a transparent and reproducible set of techniques to

198

Risks and Risk Governance in Unconventional Shale Gas Development  

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The air pollutants associated with shale gas development include greenhouse gases (primarily methane), ozone precursors (volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides), air toxics, and particulate matter from flaring, compressors, and engines. ... Kiviat, E.Risks to biodiversity from hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the Marcellus and Utica shales Annu. ...

Mitchell J. Small; Paul C. Stern; Elizabeth Bomberg; Susan M. Christopherson; Bernard D. Goldstein; Andrei L. Israel; Robert B. Jackson; Alan Krupnick; Meagan S. Mauter; Jennifer Nash; D. Warner North; Sheila M. Olmstead; Aseem Prakash; Barry Rabe; Nathan Richardson; Susan Tierney; Thomas Webler; Gabrielle Wong-Parodi; Barbara Zielinska

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Spent Fuel Transportation Risk Assessment  

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

Fuel Transportation Risk Assessment Fuel Transportation Risk Assessment (SFTRA) Draft NUREG-2125 Overview for National Transportation Stakeholders Forum John Cook Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation 1 SFTRA Overview Contents * Project and review teams * Purpose and goals * Basic methodology * Improvements relative to previous studies * Draft NUREG structure and format * Routine shipment analysis and results * Accident condition analysis and results * Findings and conclusions * Schedule 2 SFTRA Research and Review Teams * Sandia National Laboratory Research Team [$1.8M; 9/06-9/12] - Doug Ammerman - principal investigator - Carlos Lopez - thermal - Ruth Weiner - RADTRAN * NRC's SFTRA Technical Review Team - Gordon Bjorkman - structural

200

Air Risk Information Support Center  

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The Air Risk Information Support Center (Air RISC) was initiated in early 1988 by the US Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) Office of Health and Environmental Assessment (OHEA) and the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) as a technology transfer effort that would focus on providing information to state and local environmental agencies and to EPA Regional Offices in the areas of health, risk, and exposure assessment for toxic air pollutants. Technical information is fostered and disseminated by Air RISCs three primary activities: (1) a {open_quotes}hotline{close_quotes}, (2) quick turn-around technical assistance projects, and (3) general technical guidance projects. 1 ref., 2 figs.

Shoaf, C.R.; Guth, D.J. [Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Nuclear weapon system risk assessment  

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Probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) is a process for evaluating hazardous operations by considering what can go wrong, the likelihood of these undesired events, and the resultant consequences. Techniques used in PRA originated in the 1960s. Although there were early exploratory applications to nuclear weapons and other technologies, the first major application of these techniques was in the Reactor Safety Study, WASH-1400, {sup 1} in which the risks of nuclear power accidents were thoroughly investigated for the first time. Recently, these techniques have begun to be adapted to nuclear weapon system applications. This report discusses this application to nuclear weapon systems.

Carlson, D.D.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Assessment of ecological risks in weed biocontrol: Input from retrospective ecological analyses  

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Prediction of the outcomes of natural enemy introductions remains the most fundamental challenge in biological control. Quantitative retrospective analyses of ongoing biocontrol projects provide a systematic strategy to evaluate and further develop ecological risk assessment. In this review, we highlight a crucial assumption underlying a continued reliance on the host specificity paradigm as a quantitative prediction of ecological risk, summarize the status of our retrospective analyses of nontarget effects of two weevils used against exotic thistles in North America, and discuss our prospective assessment of risk to a federally listed, threatened species (Cirsium pitcheri) based on those studies. Our analyses quantify the fact that host range and preference from host specificity tests are not sufficient to predict ecological impact if the introduced natural enemy is not strictly monophagous. The implicit assumption when such use is made of the host specificity data in risk assessment is that population impacts are proportional to relative preference and performance, the key components of host specificity. However, in concert with shifting awareness in the field, our studies demonstrate that the environment influences and can alter host use and population growth, leading to higher than expected direct impacts on the less preferred native host species at several spatial scales. Further, we have found that straightforward, easily anticipated indirect effects, on intraguild foragers as well as on the less preferred native host plant species, can be both widespread and significant. We conclude that intensive retrospective ecological studies provide some guidance for the quantitative prospective studies needed to assess candidate biological control agent dynamics and impacts and, so, contribute to improved rigor in the evaluation of total ecological risk to native species.

Svata M. Louda; Tatyana A. Rand; F. Leland Russell; Amy E. Arnett

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

The Shuttle Record: Risks, Achievements  

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...Anders wrote that the high risks should "be brought to the attention ofthe President for his review." * In November 1979, Rocketdyne an-nounced that many shuttle engine welds were too weak because its workers unknow-ingly used the wrong welding wire...

ELIOT MARSHALL

1986-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

204

Risk Price Dynamics Jaroslav Borovicka  

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Risk Price Dynamics Jaroslav Borovicka University of Chicago Lars Peter Hansen University November 11, 2009 Abstract We present a novel approach to depicting asset pricing dynamics by characterizing shock exposures and prices for alternative investment horizons. We quantify the shock exposures

Hansen, Lars Peter

205

Reinforcing flood–risk estimation  

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...publication of the Flood estimation handbook, studies of ood risk are now...especially for its neglect of the physics of catchment pro- cesses of...recommended in the Flood estimation handbook (Institute of Hydrology 1999...estimates. The Flood estimation handbook (Institute of Hydrology 1999...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Radiation: Facts, Risks and Realities  

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of Radiation 3 Understanding Radiation Risks 6 Naturally Occurring (Background) Radiation 7 Man-Made Radiation, beta particles and gamma rays. Other types, such as x-rays, can occur naturally or be machine-produced. Scientists have also learned that radiation sources are naturally all around us. Radiation can come from

207

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

208

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

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1 Livestock Risk Protection-Lamb: New Insurance Program to Help Ranchers Manage Lamb Price Risk Risk Management E-470 RM4-14.0 09-08 *Professor and Extension Economist?Management, Assistant Professor and Extension Economist...1 Livestock Risk Protection-Lamb: New Insurance Program to Help Ranchers Manage Lamb Price Risk Risk Management E-470 RM4-14.0 09-08 *Professor and Extension Economist?Management, Assistant Professor and Extension Economist...

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

2008-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

209

Risk uncertainty analysis methods for NUREG-1150  

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Evaluation and display of risk uncertainties for NUREG-1150 constitute a principal focus of the Severe Accident Risk Rebaselining/Risk Reduction Program (SARRP). Some of the principal objectives of the uncertainty evaluation are: (1) to provide a quantitative estimate that reflects, for those areas considered, a credible and realistic range of uncertainty in risk; (2) to rank the various sources of uncertainty with respect to their importance for various measures of risk; and (3) to characterize the state of understanding of each aspect of the risk assessment for which major uncertainties exist. This paper describes the methods developed to fulfill these objectives.

Benjamin, U.S.; Boyd, G.J.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

Risk-Related research at LBNL  

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Risk-Related Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Risk-Related Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Table of Contents Human Exposure Assessment Cancer Risk Assessment Extrapolation of Cancer Risks from Animals to Humans Biodosimetry to Assess Human Genotoxicity from Mutagenic or Clastogenic Agents Transgenic Mouse Models Biological Effects of Complex Chemical Mixtures Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) and Cancer Models Electromagnetic Fields Risks of Ionizing Radiation in Space Risk-Based Remediation Strategy for Kesterson Reservoir Wetland Restoration and Sediment Quality Integrated, Risk-Based Environmental Clean-up SELECT: Environmental Decision-Making Software Introduction The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) conducts research to improve the scientific basis of risk assessment.

211

PFPC: Building an IT Risk Management Competency  

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IT Risk management is becoming increasingly important for CIOs and their executive counterparts. Educators and managers have materials they can use to discuss specific IT risks in project management, security and other ...

Westerman, George

2005-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

212

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment and National  

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UK Climate Change Risk Assessment and National Adaptation Programme Meg Patel Defra #12 change #12;Weather & climate impacts - economic, societal, environmental Water consumption per capita;Legislative Framework Climate Change Act 2008 Adaptation Reporting Power 2011 Climate Change Risk Assessment

Wirosoetisno, Djoko

213

D&D and Risk Assessment Tools  

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

ORISE and PNNL both developed tools to assist in the risk assessment and planning of D&D activities. PNNL developed a Risk D&D tool, a rapid prototype computerbased model, to evaluate...

214

UAV Cooperative Control with Stochastic Risk Models  

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Risk and reward are fundamental concepts in the cooperative control of unmanned systems. This paper focuses on a constructive relationship between a cooperative planner and a learner in order to mitigate the learning risk ...

Geramifard, Alborz

215

Transportation risk assessment for ethanol transport  

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(California, Texas Gulf Coast, New England Atlantic Coast) will be of particular interest. The goal is to conduct a quantitative risk assessment on the pipeline, truck, and rail transportation modes to these areas. As a result of the quantitative risk...

Shelton Davis, Anecia Delaine

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

216

Modeling Risks in Infrastructure Asset Management  

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The goal of this dissertation research is to model risk in delivery, operation and maintenance phases of infrastructure asset management. More specifically, the two main objectives of this research are to quantify and measure financial risk...

Seyedolshohadaie, Seyed Reza

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

217

GIS Techniques for Mapping Groundwater Contamination Risk  

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The groundwater contamination risk map of a samplealluvial area was produced by using the IlwisGeographical Information System (GIS) to construct andto overlay thematic maps. The risk map has beenderived from the...

Daniela Ducci

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Residential Proximity, Perceived and Acceptable Risk  

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The perception of risk and the acceptance of it are partially ... experiences, and the perception and acceptability of risk rests firmly upon that “data bank” ... life-experience is inherently related to perceive...

George O. Rogers

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Essays on macroeconomic risks and stock prices  

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In this thesis, I study the relationship between macroeconomic risks and asset prices. In the first chapter, I establish that inflation risk is priced in the cross-section of stock returns: stocks that have low returns ...

Duarte, Fernando Manuel

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

How Sovereign Is Sovereign Credit Risk?  

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We study the nature of sovereign credit risk using an extensive set of sovereign CDS data. We find that the majority of sovereign credit risk can be linked to global factors. A single principal component accounts for 64 ...

Longstaff, Francis A.

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The Risk Assessment Information System  

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ORR Offsite: Relative Risk Ranking Sites ORR Offsite: Relative Risk Ranking Sites These rankings are based on the EM-40 Release Site Methodology. Select a release site to receive information concering that site. Please note that not all of the listed sites are linked to further information. Animal Burial Site I Animal Burial Site II Animal Burial Site III Atomic City Auto Parts - Contaminated Creek Sediments Atomic City Auto Parts - Contaminated Soils Atomic City Auto Parts - Surface Debris Clinch River/Poplar Creek CSX Railroad David Witherspoon, Inc., 1630 Site David Witherspoon, Inc., 901 Site Low Dose Rate Irradiation Facility (LDRIF) Lower East Fork Poplar Creek - Bruner Site Lower East Fork Poplar Creek - NOAA Site Lower Watts Bar Reservoir Oak Ridge Tool Engineering, Inc. Solway Drums Site Swine Waste Lagoons

222

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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ORNL: Relative Risk Ranking Sites ORNL: Relative Risk Ranking Sites These rankings are based on the EM-40 Release Site Methodology. Select a release site to receive information concerning that site. Please note that not all of the listed sites are linked to further information. 3001 Storage Canal (OGR) 3517 Filter Pit (Fission Product Development Laboratory) Abandoned Burn Pit Abandoned Sanitary Waste Pipeline and Septic Tank N of 7917 Abandoned Underground Waste Oil Storage Tank 7002A Above-ground Demineralized-water Holding Tanks Aircraft Reactor Experiment Contaminated Tool Storage Aircraft Reactor Experiment Surface Impoundment Buried Scrap Metal Area C-14 Allocation in White Oak Trees C-14 Allocation in White Pine Trees C-14 Allocation in Woody Biomass Plantation Species C-14 Efflux in Yellow Poplar Stand

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The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Plant: Relative Risk Ranking Sites Plant: Relative Risk Ranking Sites These rankings are based on the EM-40 Release Site Methodology. Select a release site to receive information concerning that site. Please note that not all of the listed sites are linked to further information. Abandoned Nitric Acid Pipeline ACN Drum Yard Bear Creek Burial Grounds Bear Creek Contaminated Floodplain Soils Beta-4 Security Pits Building 81-10 Area Mercury Contaminated Soils Building 9201-2 Transformer and Capacitor Storage Area Building 9201-3 Coolant Salt Technology Facility Building 9201-4 Building 9201-4 External Pipes Building 9201-5E Northeast Yard Waste Storage Area Building 9202 East Pad Waste Storage Area Building 9204-2 West Yard Waste Storage Area Building 9206 Underground Tank Building 9215 West Pad Waste Storage Area

224

Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment  

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P-03/001F P-03/001F March 2005 Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment Risk Assessment Forum U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Washington, DC DISCLAIMER This document has been reviewed in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policy and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 1.1. PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE GUIDELINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 1.2. ORGANIZATION AND APPLICATION OF THE GUIDELINES . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 1.2.1. Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 1.2.2. Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 1.3. KEY FEATURES OF THE CANCER GUIDELINES .

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The Risk Assessment Information System  

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ETTP: Relative Risk Ranking Sites ETTP: Relative Risk Ranking Sites These rankings are based on the EM-40 Release Site Methodology. Select a release site to receive information concerning that site. Please note that not all of the listed sites are linked to further information. 518 Main Substation 600 Series Oil Storage Area 695/687 Oil Storage Operations Building 523 Grease {Burial Site} Building 526 Heavy Equipment Shop Building 569 Heavy Equipment Shop Building 665 Steam Shed Building F-29 Gasoline Station Demolition Materials Placement Area Duct Island Road F-05 Laboratory Burial Ground F-07 Material Warehouse F-08 Laboratory Flannagans Loop Road Groundwater Plume Centered Under North Side of K-1070-C/D Groundwater Plume Emanating from K-1401 Acid Line Groundwater Plume near Mitchell Branch Groundwater Plume Originating from K-1420 Building

226

Risks of the oil transition  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The energy system is in the early stages of a transition from conventionally produced oil to a variety of substitutes, bringing economic, strategic, and environmental risks. We argue that these three challenges are inherently interconnected, and that as we act to manage one we cannot avoid affecting our prospects in dealing with the others. We further argue that without appropriate policies, tradeoffs between these risks are likely to be made so as to allow increased environmental disruption in return for increased economic and energy security. Responsible solutions involve developing and deploying environmentally acceptable energy technologies (both supply and demand) rapidly enough to replace dwindling conventional oil production and meet growing demand for transportation while diversifying supply to improve energy security.

A E Farrell; A R Brandt

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Spreadsheet Risk Management in Organisations  

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The paper examines in the context of financial reporting, the controls that organisations have in place to manage spreadsheet risk and errors. There has been widespread research conducted in this area, both in Ireland and internationally. This paper describes a study involving 19 participants (2 case studies and 17 by survey) from Ireland. Three areas are examined; firstly, the extent of spreadsheet usage, secondly, the level of complexity employed in spreadsheets, and finally, the controls in place regarding spreadsheets. The findings support previous findings of Panko (1998), that errors occur frequently in spreadsheets and that there is little or unenforced controls employed, however this research finds that attitudes are changing with regard to spreadsheet risk and that one organisation is implementing a comprehensive project regarding policies on the development and control of spreadsheets. Further research could be undertaken in the future to examine the development of a "best practice model" both for t...

Rittweger, Ben G

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Optimization Online - Operations Risk Management by Planning ...  

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Aug 1, 2007 ... Operations Risk Management by Planning Optimally the Qualified Workforce Capacity. Emmanuel Fragni re(Emmanuel.Fragniere ***at*** ...

Emmanuel Fragni re

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

EPA`s risk assessment guidelines: Overview  

SciTech Connect

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) risk assessment guidelines for cancer, quantification, and exposure issues are discussed.

Patton, D.E. [Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

230

Physical Degradation of Soils, Risks and Threats  

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Physical soil degradation...is one of the eight main risks and threats defined by the European Thematic Strategy for...

Winfried E. H. Blum

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Political uncertainty and risk premia  

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Abstract We develop a general equilibrium model of government policy choice in which stock prices respond to political news. The model implies that political uncertainty commands a risk premium whose magnitude is larger in weaker economic conditions. Political uncertainty reduces the value of the implicit put protection that the government provides to the market. It also makes stocks more volatile and more correlated, especially when the economy is weak. We find empirical evidence consistent with these predictions.

?uboš Pástor; Pietro Veronesi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Breast Cancer and Personal Environmental Risk Factors in Marin County --  

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Breast Cancer and Personal Environmental Risk Factors in Marin County -- Breast Cancer and Personal Environmental Risk Factors in Marin County -- Pilot Study Title Breast Cancer and Personal Environmental Risk Factors in Marin County -- Pilot Study Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2003 Authors Erdmann, Christine A., Georgianna Farren, Kimberly Baltzell, Terri Chew, Cynthia Clarkson, Ruth Fleshman, Colin Leary, Mary Mizroch, Fern Orenstein, Marion L. Russell, Virginia Souders-Mason, and Margaret Wrensch Abstract The purpose of the Personal Environmental Risk Factor Study (PERFS) pilot project was to develop methodologies and a questionnaire for a future population-based case-control study to investigate the role of selected environmental exposures in breast cancer development. Identification of etiologically relevant exposures during a period of potential vulnerability proximate to disease onset offers the possibility of clinical disease prevention even when disease initiation may have already occurred many years earlier. Certain personal environmental agents or combinations of agents may influence disease promotion. Therefore, this pilot study focused on exposures that occurred during the ten-year period prior to diagnosis for cases and the last ten years for controls, rather than more historic exposures. For this pilot study, we used a community-based research approach. In our collaborative efforts, community members participated with academic researchers in all phases of the research, including research question identification, study design, development of research tools, development of the human subjects protocol, and report writing. Community member inclusion was based upon the concept that community participation could improve the relevance of scientific studies and ultimate success of the research by encouraging an ongoing dialogue between community members and academic representatives. Early activities of this project focused on the collection of input from the community regarding the possible role of environmental factors in the incidence of breast cancer in Marin County. The intent was to inform the scientists of community concerns, enhance the research team's understanding of the community being studied, and provide interested community members with a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of traditional research methods through active participation in the research process. This pilot study identified specific testable hypotheses through review of the literature and consultation with relevant experts and the affected community. Initially, the study was to focus on modifiable personal environmental exposures that are associated with breast tumor promotion and higher socioeconomic status (SES). However, little information was available in the scientific literature regarding the putative mechanism by which some of the suspected environmental factors may act (i.e., initiator vs. promoter). Likewise, little is known about the distribution of personal environmental risk factors by socioeconomic status. Therefore, tumor promotion involvement and association with SES were not very useful as selection criteria, and selection of topics was based primarily on published scientific findings of human studies and community input. This study was approved by the Institutional Review Boards at the University of California at San Francisco (Committee on Human Research) and at the University of California at Berkeley (Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects)

233

NUREG-1150 risk assessment results  

SciTech Connect

The methodology developed in support of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) evaluation of severe accident risks in NUREG-1150 is noted. This paper discusses the results. The principal technical analyses for NUREG-1150 were performed at Sandia National Labs. under the Severe Accident Risk Reduction Program and the Accident Sequence Evaluation Program. The analyses have been completed so far for four reference plants: (a) a pressurized water reactor (PWR) with a dry, subatmospheric containment (Surry Unit 1), (b) a PWR with an ice condenser containment (Sequoyah Unit 1), (c) a boiling water reactor (BWR) with a Mark I containment (Peach Bottom Unit 2), and (d) a BWR with a Mark III containment (Grand Gulf Unit 1). A fifth NUREG-1150 plant, a PWR with a large, dry containment (Zion Unit 1), has been evaluated separately by Brookhaven National Lab. Sample risk results for one of the plants (Surry) are presented. The results for Sequoyah, Peach Bottom, and Grand Gulf are broadly compared with those for Surry.

Benjamin, A.S.; Kunsman, D.M.; Boyd, G.J.; Lewis, S.R.; Amos, C.N.; Smith, L.N.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Postgraduate Certificate in Safety and Risk Management  

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in safety and risk management, including health and safety legislation, safety policy and culture, risk be fully integrated into the organisation and the safety culture of the organisation developed accordinglyPostgraduate Certificate in Safety and Risk Management #12;Programme Structure The Postgraduate

Mottram, Nigel

235

Introduction Risk associated with an adverse price  

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Introduction Risk associated with an adverse price change (price risk) is a normal part commodities are sold suggests price risk is an unavoidable part of being involved in the industry. Producers that have significant price variability. Recent domestic farm policy changes and trade barrier reductions

O'Laughlin, Jay

236

A decision-theoritic approach to risk  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......from retained risks and regulatory requirements relating...from retained risks and regulatory requirements relating...attitude to risk, the regulatory requirements relating...growth, their future plans and the level of business...is also sensible to review the situation regularly......

S.C. YOUNG

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

2005 Environmental risk management report for the  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

for the Australian National University 4 List of Tables Box ­ Pollution prevention / environmental risk management Figure 4.5 ­ Per cent residual environmental risk by building-type.................................14-wide environmental risk assessments since 1998. These have identified the ANU's priorities for pollution prevention

238

Risk Estimation; Background Radiation (Natural and Artificial )  

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-threshold mode estimate the response at lower doses. · The Committee on Biological Effects of Ionizing RadiationModule 9 Risk Estimation; Background Radiation (Natural and Artificial ) · sources of background radiation · various risk models. · estimating risk and on the sources of background radiation, both

Massey, Thomas N.

239

Evaluation of Health Risks of Atmospheric Pollutants  

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4 5- (DRAFT) Evaluation of Health Risks of Atmospheric Pollutants Guy Landrieu INERIS Institut, Stuttgart : Germany (1995)" #12;INERIS: Evaluation of health risks of atmospheric pollutants (DRAFT may 1995) Evaluation of health risks of atmospheric pollutants Summary 1 Introduction 2 Background 3 Harmfulness

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

240

Modelling risk and risking models: the diffusive boundary between science and policy in volcanic risk assessment  

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to the appreciation that the eruptions may continue for 282 decades and should be regarded as a “chronic” problem for planning purposes (Donovan and 283 Oppenheimer, 2014). Managing this transition has required consistent yet innovative 284 approaches to scientific... to their advice. 524 There is abundant evidence of the political challenges of risk assessment and management on 525 Montserrat, and the complex boundaries and connectivities involved (Aspinall et al., 2002; 526 Haynes et al., 2007; Donovan and Oppenheimer...

Donovan, Amy R.; Oppenheimer, Clive

2014-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Initial Risk Analysis and Decision Making Framework  

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Commercialization of new carbon capture simulation initiative (CCSI) technology will include two key elements of risk management, namely, technical risk (will process and plant performance be effective, safe, and reliable) and enterprise risk (can project losses and costs be controlled within the constraints of market demand to maintain profitability and investor confidence). Both of these elements of risk are incorporated into the risk analysis subtask of Task 7. Thus far, this subtask has developed a prototype demonstration tool that quantifies risk based on the expected profitability of expenditures when retrofitting carbon capture technology on a stylized 650 MW pulverized coal electric power generator. The prototype is based on the selection of specific technical and financial factors believed to be important determinants of the expected profitability of carbon capture, subject to uncertainty. The uncertainty surrounding the technical performance and financial variables selected thus far is propagated in a model that calculates the expected profitability of investments in carbon capture and measures risk in terms of variability in expected net returns from these investments. Given the preliminary nature of the results of this prototype, additional work is required to expand the scope of the model to include additional risk factors, additional information on extant and proposed risk factors, the results of a qualitative risk factor elicitation process, and feedback from utilities and other interested parties involved in the carbon capture project. Additional information on proposed distributions of these risk factors will be integrated into a commercial implementation framework for the purpose of a comparative technology investment analysis.

Engel, David W.

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Signed graphs for portfolio analysis in risk management  

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......IMA Journal of Management Mathematics (2002...analysis in risk management FRANK HARARY + Computer Science Department, New...portfolio from a risk management perspective can be...manage risk. One approach to contain risk is......

Frank Harary; Meng-Hiot Lim; Donald C. Wunsch

2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

Structural Risk Minimization Kernels Support Vector Machines Support Vector Machines  

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Dimensional Spaces Many acceptable solutions bad generalization Structural Risk Minimization Kernels SupportStructural Risk Minimization Kernels Support Vector Machines Support Vector Machines Kernel Methods Structural Risk Minimization Kernels Support Vector Machines 1 Structural Risk Minimization High Dimensional

Kjellström, Hedvig

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Health and safety risk analyses: information for better decisions  

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...V.T., RISK ANALYSIS AND RISK MANAGEMENT - AN HISTORICAL-PERSPECTIVE, RISK ANALYSIS 5 : 103 ( 1985 ). DEWEES...HUMAN BEHAVIOR TRAFF ( 1985 ). FISCHHOFF, B, ACCEPTABLE RISK ( 1981 ). GOHAGAN, J.K...

LB Lave

1987-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

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The Risk Assessment Information System  

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What's New What's New November 2013 Updates ECO mammalian SSLs were updated for cadmium, antimony , arsenic, inorganic, barium, Beryllium, chromium VI, cobalt, copper, lead, silver, vanadium, cyanide (total complex), methyl mercury, sulfide, thallium and tin. October 2013 Updates The biota intake rates for the radionuclide PRG and risk tools were updated to correct an improper units conversion. September 2013 Updates IRIS updates for 1,4-Dioxane and Biphenyl were completed. PPRTV values have been updated for Biphenyl, 3,4-Dichlorobenzotrifluoride, Trinitrophenylmethylnitramine (Tetryl), Endosulfan Sulfate, 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane, Nitromethane, Dibenzothiophene, 2-Ethoxyethanol, 3,3'-Dimethoxybenzidine, Butylated hydroxytoluene, Ethyl Acetate, tert-Amyl Alcohol, 2,2-Difluoropropane,

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Federal risk management policy: Where are the problems?  

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Federal risk management policy involves both risk assessment and risk management elements. Risk assessments consists of hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterization. Risk management, on the other hand, involves making policy decisions based on risk assessment results and social, economic, and political factors. These remarks summarize the role of risk assessment and risk management in the regulatory, judicial, and legislative arenas. They then focus on the new direction for risk assessment policy as the government and industry grapple with risk management issues.

Thompson, A.J. [Shaw, Pittman, Potts, and Trowbridge, Washington, DC (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry Minimizing Risks...  

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

Industry Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities Conservation International...

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P4-10-04: Automated Breast Cancer Risk Assessment: Identifying High Risk Women in the Primary Care Setting.  

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...high risk patients than average risk patients (p0.04). Use of...Conclusions: Performing personalized risk assessment and use of the decision...care setting was feasible and acceptable. These results suggest risk assessment alone may be enough...

E Ozanne; Z Omer; and K Carlson

2012-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 11 - Regulatory and Political Risks  

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All major projects have political aspects (§11.2). The Project Company may therefore be subject to political risks relating to the project’s presence in a particular country and its relationship with the Host Government, rather than to the more general commercial and macro-economic risk aspects of the project covered in Chapter 9 and Chapter 10. These political risks are discussed in detail in this chapter. There are two main areas of risk relating to government actions: firstly ‘regulatory’ or ‘change in law’ risks (§11.3), which affect all projects to some extent, and secondly ‘investment’ risks (§11.4), which mainly affect cross-border project investments, primarily in developing countries. Linked to the latter are ‘quasi-political’ risks, which relate to government taking indirect action against the project (§11.5). This chapter also deals with the particular issues arising from ‘sub-sovereign’ risks— i.e. where the Offtaker/Contracting Authority is a state or local government instead of the central government (§11.6). Finally the terms for a Government Support Agreement, which may help to deal with the issues covered in §11.3–§11.6, are described (§11.7). Political-risk insurance may be available to cover these risks (§11.8).

E.R. Yescombe

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Terrorism, biosecurity and endogenous risk  

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Bioterrorism and infectious disease are biosecurity threats that can be modelled as biological invasions (e.g. alien species), incorporating the concept of endogenous risk from the environmental economics literature, i.e. that human behaviour may alter, deliberately or unintentionally, the likelihood and severity of these threats. Application of this modelling approach to investment strategy in pre-event, biosecurity readiness yields efficiency conditions for optimum allocation of expenditure between prevention and preparation for emergency response to bioterrorism and to infectious disease, which may occur individually or jointly. Model results provide a unified framework for interpreting empirical studies and deriving broad policy implications, such as the optimal investment in prevention vs. preparedness strategies. The threat of biological attack can also be analysed within the broader context of transnational terrorism. A model of compound lotteries helps illuminate the trade-off between investment in pre-emptive counterterrorism activities and investment in defensive anti-terrorism programmes, especially when terrorists can make strategic substitutions among targets and modes of attack, including use of biological agents. In combination, the endogenous risk and terrorism lottery models support a biosecurity investment strategy that favours enhancing public health capacity in prevention (e.g. medical surveillance) and strengthening pre-emptive counterterrorism capability.

Lee H. Endress

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

An Approach to Select Cost-Effective Risk Countermeasures  

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risk analysis should be conducted regularly to main- tain an acceptable level of security. In principle]. The required level of security and the acceptable level of risk should be defined by the risk criteria. However Fig. 1) takes a risk model resulting from a risk assessment and the associated risk acceptance

Stølen, Ketil

252

An Approach to Select Cost-Effective Risk Countermeasures  

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risk analysis should be conducted regularly to main- tain an acceptable level of security. In principle]. The required level of security and the acceptable level of risk should be defined by the risk criteria. However (see Fig. 1) takes a risk model resulting from a risk assessment and the associated risk acceptance

Stølen, Ketil

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Risk Assessment in Support of DOE Nuclear Safety, Risk Information Notice,  

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

Risk Assessment in Support of DOE Nuclear Safety, Risk Information Risk Assessment in Support of DOE Nuclear Safety, Risk Information Notice, June 2010 Risk Assessment in Support of DOE Nuclear Safety, Risk Information Notice, June 2010 On August 12, 2009, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) issued Recommendation 2009-1, Risk Assessment Methodologies at Defense Nuclear Facilities. This recommendation focused on the need for clear direction on use of quantitative risk assessments in nuclear safety applications at defense nuclear facilities. The Department of Energy (DOE) is presently analyzing directives, standards, training, and other tools that may support more effective development and use of risk assessment. Working with the Chief of Defense Nuclear Safety and the Chief of Nuclear Safety, staff from the Office of Health,

254

Take Steps to Reduce Heart Risks  

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Take Steps to Reduce Heart Risks Take Steps to Reduce Heart Risks February is American Heart Month -- a time to reflect on the sobering fact that heart disease remains the number one killer of both women and men in the United States. The good news is you have the power to protect and improve your heart health. NIH and other government agencies have been working to advance our understanding of heart disease so that people can live longer, healthier lives. Research has found that you can lower your risk for heart disease simply by adopting sensible health habits. To protect your heart, the first step is to learn your own personal risk factors for heart disease. Risk factors are conditions or habits that make you more likely to develop a disease. Risk factors can also increase the chances that an existing disease will get worse.

255

Information needs for risk management/communication  

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The hazardous waste cleanup program under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund) is delegated to the ten Regions of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and has, to date, identified more than 33,000 sites for consideration. The size and complexity of the program places great demands on those who would provide information to achieve national consistency in application of risk assessment while meeting site-specific needs for risk management and risk communication.

Bennett, D.A. [Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States)

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

256

A socio-technical account of risk  

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into an inflexible, fully documented activity accountable to distant bureaucrats (Wynne 1992, 51). Wynne isolated four points on which the farmers felt betrayal from the government scientists and bureaucrats: 1. Scientists ignored local variations in radioactive... risk may cause another risk to be obscured. Value-threatening hazards are risks that evolve from a new technology's ability to threaten or change our values and way of life. we are now entering an age where surveillance technology and global access...

Dean, Wesley Raymond

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

257

Structural risk management of buildings during erection  

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3. 6 Risk Computation for Structures under Erection 3. 7 Some Ideas on Acceptable Levels of Risk for the Erection Process CHAPTER IV EXAMPLE APPLICATION OF THE METHODOLOGY 4. 1 Introduction 4. 2 Structural Steel Frame during Erection 4. 3... effects which impact the construction process (27, 44). Furthermore, an acceptable level of risk, which was not discussed, is required to measure results consistently. ln other parts of the Civil Engineering literature some researchers have already...

Sikorsky, Charles Steven

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Environment Pollution Risk Assessment In Ukraine  

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An excessive concentration of industrial facilities and automobile transport in Ukraine has led to an extremely high anthropogenic ... Environment pollution risk assessments for industrial regions of Ukraine have...

G. I. Rudko

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Customer and retailer rebates under risk aversion  

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In a supply chain setting, we analyze a manufacturer's customer and retailer rebates, which are sales incentives offered to the end buyers and retailers, respectively. The performance of both rebates is influenced by the retailer's objective and response to the promotion due to his intermediary position in the channel. Earlier studies investigating rebates in distribution channels have traditionally assumed that the retailer is risk neutral with the objective of maximizing expected profits. In our paper, we consider a risk-averse retailer. We formally model risk aversion by adopting the Conditional-Value-at-Risk (CVaR) decision criterion. Using a stochastic and (effective) price dependent demand, we analyze the manufacturer's rebate amount decisions and the retailer's joint inventory and pricing decisions in a game theoretical framework. We provide several structural properties of the objective functions and show monotonicity of the retailer's decisions in the degree of risk aversion. For the case of retailer rebates, we characterize the unique equilibrium, and for the case of customer rebates, we prove the existence of an equilibrium. Using numerical examples, we provide further insights on the impact of risk aversion. For example, given an exogenous wholesale price, we observe a threshold value on the retailer's risk-aversion parameter below (above) which the manufacturer is better off with retailer rebates (customer rebates); implying that the manufacturer's preferred rebate type can be different depending on whether the retailer is risk neutral or sufficiently risk averse.

Ozgun Caliskan-Demirag; Youhua (Frank) Chen; Jianbin Li

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

ESPC RISK, RESPONSIBILITY AND PERFORMANCE MATRIX  

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Document helps determine the risk, responsibility, and performance of a contractor's proposed approach under a Federal energy savings performance contract (ESPC).

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Major Risk Factors Integrated Facility Disposition Project -...  

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Integrated Facility Disposition Project - Oak Ridge Major Risk Factors Integrated Facility Disposition Project - Oak Ridge Full Document and Summary Versions are available for...

262

Global Warming, endogenous risk and irreversibility  

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The economics of global warming, Institute for InternationalEconomic Models of Global Warming, Cambridge, Mass. MITstochastic losses from global warming, Risk Analysis 16(2):

Fisher, Anthony C.; Narain, Urvashi

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Management Tool Attributes: | Department of Energy  

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Risk Management Tool Attributes: More Documents & Publications Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Efficiency Idaho Operations AMWTP Fact Sheet CERTIFIED REALTY SPECIALIST...

264

Managing Risk in a Dynamic World Economy  

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Managing Risk in a Dynamic World Economy Harold M. Harris, Jr., Geoffery A. Benson and Parr Rosson* U.S. agriculture has undergone dramatic change in the 1990s. New trade poli- cies under NAFTA and GATT opened markets previously closed to some U... global environment, farmers will need a clear understanding of risk and how to manage it. Sources of Risk At least four major sources of risk are important to U.S. agriculture. Each con- tains a crucial linkage to the world economy, leading to greater...

Harris, Harold M.; Benson, Geoffrey A.; Rosson, C. Parr

1999-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Health Safety & Environmental Protection Committee Site Risks...  

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& Environmental Protection Committee Site Risks: Radiation - alpha, gamma, beta, neutrons o Plutonium (joint w TWC) - IM: Becky, Tom What is the possibility of...

266

R00475--FM Risk Mgmt  

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

Owner's Role in Owner's Role in Project Risk Management Committee for Oversight and Assessment of U.S. Department of Energy Project Management Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS Washington, D.C. www.nap.edu THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20001 NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

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The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions This page represents the most commonly approached topics from our users. What internet browser works best for the RAIS? We attempt to accommodate every browser. If there is a problem viewing the RAIS pages or downloading items, let us know what browser you are using and we will try and fix the problem. How can I use the information on the RAIS? The information on the RAIS can be used for teaching material and performing risk assessments that comply with EPA guidance. Feel free to use the information; it is available to the public. However, please give proper credit to the RAIS and the team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The University of Tennessee where you see fit. Also, the databases we maintain are updated on a quarterly basis or sooner, so you may need to "time-stamp"

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The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Glossary of Environmental Restoration Terms Glossary of Environmental Restoration Terms These definitions are from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Operations Office (ORO) Environmental Restoration/Waste Management Risk Assessment Program staff and affiliates and the following sources: Click on the letter that begins the term for which you are searching. To search for another term, at the end of each definition, click on the. If a link leaves the glossary to go to an outside page you will see a. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Abatement: The reduction in degree or intensity of pollution. Absorbed Dose: The energy imparted to a unit mass of matter by ionizing radiation. The unit of absorbed dose is the rad or gray. One rad equals 100 ergs per gram. The amount of a substance absorbed into the body, usually

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The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Chemical Toxicity MetaData Chemical Toxicity MetaData Using the Chemical Toxicity Metadata Tool Click on the steps below for detailed instructions about each page of the CPM Calculator. 1. Select Chemicals 2. Select Toxicity Metadata 3. Results 1. Select Chemicals Highlight the chemicals of interest and use the arrow buttons to move them to the "selected" box. 2. Select Toxicity Metadata Highlight the type of toxicity values to retrieve the desired toxicity metadata and press the "submit form" button. 3. Results The toxicity values and the metadata will be displayed in tables that are available for download. The Chemical Toxicity Metadata tool follows the same hierarchy as the Chemical Toxicity Value tool. Only one toxicity value type is given per chemical even though multiple sources may have values. The RAIS follows a hierarchy when selecting the toxicity values we use in PRG and risk calculations. The hierarchy is as follows:

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A new approach to risk analysis with a focus on organizational risk factors  

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Preventing accidents in complex socio-technical systems requires an approach to risk management that continuously monitors risk and identifies potential areas of concern before they lead to hazards, and constrains hazards ...

Marais, Karen, 1973-

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Applications of Capstone Depleted Uranium Aerosol Risk Data to Military Combat Risk Management  

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Risks to personnel engaged in military operations include not only the threat of enemy firepower but also risks from exposure to other hazards such as radiation. Combatant commanders of the U. S. Army carefully weigh risks of casualties before implementing battlefield actions using an established paradigm that take these risks into consideration. As a result of the inclusion of depleted uranium (DU) anti-armor ammunition in the conventional (non-nuclear) weapons arsenal, the potential for exposure to DU aerosols and its associated chemical and radiological effects becomes an element of the commanders’ risk assessment. The Capstone DU Aerosol Study measured the range of likely DU oxide aerosol concentrations created inside a combat vehicle perforated with a DU munition, and the Capstone Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) estimated the associated doses and calculated risks. This paper focuses on the development of a scientific approach to adapt the risks from DU’s non uniform dose distribution within the body using the current U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) radiation risk management approach. The approach developed equates the Radiation Exposure Status (RES) categories to the estimated radiological risks of DU and makes use of the Capstone-developed Renal Effects Group (REG) as a measure of chemical risk from DU intake. Recommendations are provided for modifying Army guidance and policy in order to better encompass the potential risks from DU aerosol inhalation during military operations.

Daxon, Eric G.; Parkhurst, MaryAnn; Melanson, Mark A.; Roszell, Laurie E.

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Mean-Risk Optimization of Electricity Portfolios Using Multiperiod Polyhedral Risk Measures  

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Mean-Risk Optimization of Electricity Portfolios Using Multiperiod Polyhedral Risk Measures Andreas-risk optimization of electricity portfolios containing electricity futures as well as several com- ponents to satisfy a stochastic electricity demand: electricity spot market, two different types of supply contracts

Eichhorn, Andreas

273

Energy risk in Latin America:Energy risk in Latin America: the growing challengesthe growing challenges  

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GDPannualgrowthrate 90 92 94 96 98 100 102 104 106 PercapitaGDP GDP Per capita GDP (index 1997=100) Source: CepalEnergy risk in Latin America:Energy risk in Latin America: the growing challengesthe growing Conference on Energy Trading and Risk Management 21 - 22 November 2005, City University, London

Dixon, Juan

274

Identifying Risk Groups Associated with Colorectal Cancer  

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Identifying Risk Groups Associated with Colorectal Cancer Jie Chen1 , Hongxing He1 , Huidong Jin1 of identifying and describing risk groups for colorectal cancer (CRC) from population based administrative health are applied to the colorectal cancer patients' profiles in contrast to background pa- tients' profiles

Jin, Huidong "Warren"

275

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREES IN Risk Management  

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MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREES IN Risk Management About Queens College Often referred to as "the jewel)." For more information, visit www.qc.cuny.edu/riskmanagement #12;Changes in Capital Markets The Transition.92$4#"!,&&%"*)0&$(.&/$6):,$)$-#")5,#$)*5$5,,4,#$&'%00$ &,/$%!$/6,7$6"4,$/"$&/)7$"*$/"4$"!$/6,%#$3,05&; Queens College master's degrees in Risk Management will help

Johnson Jr.,, Ray

276

Medical Surveillance n Based on risk assessment  

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2.12 #12;Medical Surveillance Criteria n Based on risk assessment n Pre-placement n evaluate of numbers exists n Predict an outcome given similar events Medical Surveillance Risk Assessment 2.12 #12;n What is the natural host? n Does agent cross species barriers? n Wild-type agent or attenuated? n

Collins, Gary S.

277

Co-SSponsored by: RISK ASSESSMENT  

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Co-SSponsored by: RADIATION RISK ASSESSMENT WWoorrkksshhoopp PPrroocceeeeddiinnggss November 5 - 7, 2001 Las Vegas, Nevada Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute U.S. Environmental Protection Agency #12 Noguchi, Jun Funabiki and Kimiaki Saito 118 Radiation Risk Assessment Workshop Proceedings i #12

278

Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?  

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vessels going to the heart get narrow and clogged. A heart attack can happen when these blood vesselsAre You at Risk for Heart Disease? Healthy Heart, Healthy Family Nangangamba Ka Bang Magkaroon ng Are You at Risk for Heart Disease? Healthy Heart, Healthy Family Nangangamba Ka Bang Magkaroon ng Sakit sa

Bandettini, Peter A.

279

St. Louis Sites Fact Sheet RISK ASSESSMENT  

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-3905 or write to the St. Louis District, Corps of Engineers, FUSRAP Project Office, 8945 Latty Avenue, BerkeleySt. Louis Sites Fact Sheet RISK ASSESSMENT "Gateway to Excellence" U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Together, they help determine the most effective way to clean up a site while reducing the overall risk

US Army Corps of Engineers

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Public risk perception of nuclear waste  

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Nuclear waste has emerged as a very salient issue in the nuclear power debate. In the present study, a broad range of risk perception and attitude dimensions concerned with nuclear waste was investigated. It was found that most respondents from the general public were not willing to accept a local high-level nuclear waste repository in their home region. Nuclear waste was seen, by the public, as a very important issue. Regression analysis of perceived nuclear waste risk yielded a high level of explained variance (about 65%). Fear of radiation appeared to be an important determinant of the perceived risk and so was attitude to nuclear power, risk sensitivity and a pooled measure of the traditional psychometric dimensions of risk perception. A structural equations model of acceptance of a local repository was quite successful in explaining acceptance.

Lennart Sjoberg; Britt-Marie Drottz-Sjoberg

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design for acceptable risk in transportation pipelines  

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In this work, the probabilistic methods have been used to produce a methodology capable to estimate the acceptable level of risk in a cost-benefit framework. The benefits and the costs are weighed against associated risks to aid the decision making process on risk acceptance, from both the individual and societal perspective. Thereafter, acceptable individual and societal risk levels are defined based on historical trend of non-voluntary deaths and overall national fatalities. An example is used to explore the practical application of the method to critical infrastructures such as petroleum pipelines. The results show that the cost-benefit risk framework provides a safety standard that is acceptable from both individual and societal perspectives.

Alex W. Dawotola; P.H.A.J.M. Van Gelder; J.K. Vrijling

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Social and economic criteria of acceptable risk  

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A simple normative theory is proposed for the responsible management of risks to the public. A ‘lifesaving’ alternative, if it is truly to save lives, should return to the community more years of life expectancy in good health than the years of work consumed to pay for its cost. This common-sense time principle of risk management provides a criterion for acceptable risk that is applicable in connection with cost-utility analysis. The principle is a benchmark, providing a unified rationale for the assessment of risks in health care and technology. Integration of acceptable risk criteria with criteria for national performance can be achieved via applicable compound social indices such as the Life Quality Index or the Human Development Index.

Niels Lind

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

The Risk Assessment Information System  

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Radionuclide Decay Chain Radionuclide Decay Chain Using the Radionuclide Decay Chain Tool Click on the steps below for detailed instructions about each page of the Radionuclide Chain Tool. 1. Select Isotope 2. Decay Chain Table 3. Decay Chain Animation 1. Select Isotope Select the isotope of interest and click the "Submit" button. 2. Decay Chain Table A table of the ICRP 107 decay chain appears that displays the parent and all daughters in the decay chain through the stable isotope(s). The half-life, decay modes, and the branching fractions are given. Decay chains that are repeated as a result of multiple branching fractions are only presented once in the table. Text below the decay chain table contains decay mode definitions and further information on the daughters included in the +D slope factors for risk assessment purposes. A back button is provided to return to the main page. To watch an animated representation of the decay process, click the link "Click for visual diagram."

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Utility Maximization Under a Shortfall Risk Constraint Anne Gundel  

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in order to make a position acceptable from a risk management perspective. Second, a risk measure shouldUtility Maximization Under a Shortfall Risk Constraint Anne Gundel Humboldt-Universit¨at zu Berlin-time financial market model under a joint budget and downside risk constraint. The risk constraint is given

GrĂĽbel, Rudolf

285

Supporting Risk-Informed Decisions during Business Process Execution  

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be acceptable. Moreover, we have shown that it is not always possible to mitigate all process risks. For exampleSupporting Risk-Informed Decisions during Business Process Execution Raffaele Conforti1 participants in making risk-informed decisions, with the aim to reduce the process risks. Risk reduction

van der Aalst, Wil

286

Political side of risk: a new approach  

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The resolution of many of the Nation's most-serious problems today is hampered by our apparent inability to systematically deal with the socio-political dimensions of the societal acceptance of risks in areas of technical development, decision making, and policy formulation. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the energy field. The nature of public hazards has changed drastically during the past half century or so, driving public considerations of risk into the political realm. This has given many of the socio-political parameters underlying individual, group, and institutional perception and acceptance of risk an importance not typically recognized in technical approaches to risk assessment. As a result, there is now a large gap between technically based views of risk and societal views of risk which, the authors feel, is largely responsible for impeding the resolution of the national problems alluded to above. This paper proposes a general approach toward closing this gap, by using indicators from the political system to measure public perceptions and acceptance of risk, as a continuing function of time, to provide the technical community and policy and decision makers a basis from which to more effectively meet societal environmental, safety, and health goals. 15 references, 6 figures.

Sorenson, J.B.; Trauth, C.A. Jr.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Industrial risk management and international agreements  

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This paper presents a review of the management of industrial safety on the basis of international agreements and institutions. It is written from the viewpoint of the national or international regulator. Focus is given to major hazard risks related to the chemical process industry. Firstly, the key technical elements of the process to assess and manage industrial risks are described together with the related key legislative principles. Various techniques exist for the assessment of risk in industrial operations, and for the assessment of hazards to the environment and mankind. These techniques share common areas, e.g. with regard to data collection and interpretation, that offer the possibility of synergetic approaches via international agreements and institutions. In addition to technical risk assessment, cultural factors will need to be taken into account when addressing the topic of acceptable risk in any given social context. Secondly, various examples of current risk management frameworks in a multi- and bilateral context are given. Finally, as a concrete example of an industrial risk management framework, the European Union's legislation to control major accident hazards, the Seveso II Directive, is discussed. An outlook on future actions concludes the paper.

Christian Kirchsteiger

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Framework for Evaluating Anthrax Risk in Buildings  

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This decision has two components: (1) what is the relationship between the degree of contamination and the risk to occupants, (2) and what is an acceptable risk to occupants? ... It is not reasonable to set “zero risk to occupants” as the threshold of acceptability when determining whether a building needs to be decontaminated: there is a (very small) possibility that a single inhaled spore can cause anthrax. ... This tool does not make the decision of what level of contamination to accept, but it does help explore the implications of a given decision. ...

Phillip N. Price; Michael D. Sohn; Kristina S.H LaCommare; Jennifer A. McWilliams

2009-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

289

NGNP Risk Management through Assessing Technology Readiness  

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Throughout the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) project life cycle, technical risks are identified, analyzed, and mitigated and decisions are made regarding the design and selection of plant and sub-system configurations, components and their fabrication materials, and operating conditions. Risk resolution and decision making are key elements that help achieve project completion within budget and schedule constraints and desired plant availability. To achieve this objective, a formal decision-making and risk management process was developed for NGNP, based on proven systems engineering principles that have guided aerospace and military applications.

John W. Collins

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

EC Transmission Line Risk Identification and Analysis  

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The purpose of this document is to assist in evaluating and planning for the cost, schedule, and technical project risks associated with the delivery and operation of the EC (Electron cyclotron) transmission line system. In general, the major risks that are anticipated to be encountered during the project delivery phase associated with the implementation of the Procurement Arrangement for the EC transmission line system are associated with: (1) Undefined or changing requirements (e.g., functional or regulatory requirements) (2) Underperformance of prototype, first unit, or production components during testing (3) Unavailability of qualified vendors for critical components Technical risks associated with the design and operation of the system are also identified.

Bigelow, Tim S [ORNL

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Developing a Common Language About IT Risk Management  

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Although IT risks can have wide-ranging business consequences, few executives feel comfortable discussing IT risk management. It doesn’t have to be this way. Executive-level tradeoffs around IT risk are managerial, not ...

Westerman, George

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Risk and the social construction of ‘Gulf War Syndrome’  

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...of any evident political direction and conviction...Laidi 1998). 5. Risk In 1992, the book Risk Society, by the...contours of the political landscape transformed...as revealing a risk perception society...formal sphere of political participation...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Political and Institutional Setting for Risk Analysis  

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Public concern for a wide array of risks to health, safety, and environmental quality ... as have governmental efforts to deal with those risks. More recently, scientific analysis of such technological risks, fro...

Michael E. Kraft

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Connectivity and systemic risk in the Brazilian national payments system  

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......increase or mitigate risks in the financial system...mitigating the settlement risks. Among these characteristics...contracting settlement insurance, bank credit lines and...Financial contagion. J. Political Econ. (2000) 108...Rochet J. C. Systemic risk, interbank relations......

Rodrigo C. Castro Miranda; Sergio R. Stancato de Souza; Thiago Christiano Silva; Benjamin Miranda Tabak

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Warming increases the risk of civil war in Africa  

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...economic and political variables are...to civil war risk is difficult...implementing insurance schemes to protect...affected by the risk of future political instability...affected by the risk of future political instability...

Marshall B. Burke; Edward Miguel; Shanker Satyanath; John A. Dykema; David B. Lobell

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Conflict translates environmental and social risk into business costs  

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...behavioral regulation through cultural and political means and risk management through cost metrics is...redesign, legal Additional works Risk management Insurance: higher premiums and coverage, risk rating, withdrawal of coverage Legal...

Daniel M. Franks; Rachel Davis; Anthony J. Bebbington; Saleem H. Ali; Deanna Kemp; Martin Scurrah

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Managing Total Corporate Electricity/Energy Market Risks  

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This paper starts with a short history of the use of value-at-risk techniques in financial risk management. The specific and often unique risk management challenges faced by electricity companies are then desc...

Alex Henney; Greg Keers

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Pensions Risk and Investment Management Evening Open Programme Registration form  

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Pensions Risk and Investment Management Evening Open Programme Registration form Programme Fee What constitutes best practice investment governance? The macroeconomic background to pensions Fixed income Equities Risk and risk management DB investment strategy (1): Asset allocation Derivatives

Howe, Jacob

299

2009-10 Environmental risk management report for the  

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............................................................................. 6 4.2 Environmental risk by building Environmental Risk by Building Type ............................................8 Figure 4.4 ANU Environmental 6.1. Implementation of Risk and Pollution Strategies from ANU Environmental Management Plan 2009

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2006-07 Environmental risk management report for the  

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............................................................................. 7 4.2 Environmental risk by building ................................................................................................. 16 List of Figures and Tables Box 2.1 Pollution prevention / environmental risk management Figure 4.3 ANU Environmental Risk by Building Type ............................................. 9 Figure

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Legal issues in clouds: towards a risk inventory  

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...Various research areas have developed risk inventories for determining how certain risks can be managed and evaluated to be brought up to an acceptable level-[23]. Most of the steps towards creating the risk inventoryvary across the different...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Sustainable risk management of emerging contaminants in municipal wastewaters  

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...uncertainty remains regarding the risks from EDCs. Due to the scientific...the interim management of potential risks of exposure to such substances...Burger 2003). If the level of acceptable risk is ultimately a societal choice...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

The false classification of extinction risk in noisy environments  

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...populations that are not truly at risk of extinction. We recognize that...quantitative analyses of extinction risk (e.g. population viability...classifying a stable population as at risk of extinction may be acceptable under some circumstances. For...

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Structural Risk Minimization Kernels Support Vector Machines Support Vector Machines  

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Dimensional Spaces Many acceptable solutions #12;Structural Risk Minimization Kernels Support Vector Machines High Dimensional Spaces Many acceptable solutions bad generalization #12;Structural Risk MinimizationStructural Risk Minimization Kernels Support Vector Machines Support Vector Machines Kernel Methods

Kjellström, Hedvig

305

For Immediate Release AUB panel: US will not oust Syrian President due to geopolitical  

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. Du Quenoy considered that despite a show of force in 2008 by Russian President Vladimir Putin during

Shihadeh, Alan

306

CRITICAL GEOPOLITICS OF ISLAM IN ASTRAKHAN, RUSSIA: MOSQUE CONSTRUCTION AND COMMUNITY BUILDING.  

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??This thesis examines how and under what influences communities of Islamic faith have developed in post-Soviet Russia. My arguments are based on research conducted in… (more)

Todd, Meagan Lucinda

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Moving Images Against The Current: The Aesthetics and Geopolitics of (Im)mobility in Contemporary Europe  

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s arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport on the same plane--Alis arrival at Istanbul Ataturk Airport with Yeter’s coffin.

Bayraktar, Nilgun

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Moving Images Against The Current: The Aesthetics and Geopolitics of (Im)mobility in Contemporary Europe  

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the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in the Ukraine on 26 Aprilenvironmental disaster (Chernobyl) that has had great impactthe nuclear accident at Chernobyl in the Ukraine on 26 April

Bayraktar, Nilgun

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Need for an Integrated Risk Model  

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

Need for An Integrated Risk Need for An Integrated Risk Model Michael Salmon, LANL Voice: 505-665-7244 Fax: 505-665-2897 salmon@lanl.gov 10/22/2008 p. 2, LA-UR 11-06023 Purpose * To highlight some observations on safety strategy when concerned with NPH * To encourage discussion and collaboration on the use of an integrated risk model at sites * To propose a test case for use of a sample case 10/22/2008 p. 3, LA-UR 11-06023 Observations * SAFER Comments of Peer Reviewers - There is a need to consider operator interaction - What about fire following earthquake? - What about flood following earthquake? - lessons from kashiwazake * Sites do not consider common cause initiating events * Investment decisions are not based on quantitative estimates of risk reduction 10/22/2008 p. 4, LA-UR 11-06023

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Report: Technical Uncertainty and Risk Reduction  

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

TECHNICAL UNCERTAINTY AND RISK REDUCTION TECHNICAL UNCERTAINTY AND RISK REDUCTION Background In FY 2007 EMAB was tasked to assess EM's ability to reduce risk and technical uncertainty. Board members explored this topic throughout the year as a component of their focus on the previously discussed topic of Discretionary Budgeting. Discussion Understanding the risks and variability associated with EM's projects is a challenging task that has the potential to significantly impact the program's established baselines. According to budget personnel, EM has established a database of baseline variables and possibilities; however, this tool is project-specific and does not apply to the greater complex. The Board believes that EM could benefit from incorporating an additional and more comprehensive data point into the baseline development process that budgets

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Mobius Risk Group LLC | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Risk Group LLC Risk Group LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name Mobius Risk Group LLC Place Houston, Texas Zip TX 77056 Product A risk advisor to energy-consuming companies, utilities and municipalities. Coordinates 29.76045°, -95.369784° 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":29.76045,"lon":-95.369784,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Risk aversion in multistage stochastic programming - Optimization ...  

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Feb 4, 2015 ... Such a choice corresponds to using the one-period worst-case risk measure given by ?(X) = ess sup (X). By solving problem (3.3) we obtain the ...

2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

313

The Theoretical Analysis of Political Risk  

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Starting in the early eighties, the analysis of political risk has become an important topic of economic...1...This experience highlighted the specific perils associated with international investment and brought ...

Philipp Harms

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

International political risk and government bond pricing  

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Abstract This paper investigates the impact of international political risk on government bond yields in 34 debtor countries using a comprehensive database of 109 international political crises from 1988 through 2007. After employing the total number of international political crises as a proxy for political risk and controlling for country-specific economic conditions, we establish a positive and significant link between international political risk and government bond yields. This is consistent with global bond investors demanding higher returns at times of high political uncertainty. In addition, we show that international political risk has a reduced adverse effect on bond prices when the debtor country has a stable political system and strong investor protection.

Tao Huang; Fei Wu; Jing Yu; Bohui Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Asset Pricing with Countercyclical Household Consumption Risk  

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1 Asset Pricing with Countercyclical Household Consumption Risk George M. Constantinides that shocks to household consumption growth are negatively skewed, persistent, and countercyclical and play that drives the conditional cross-sectional moments of household consumption growth. The estimated model

Sadeh, Norman M.

316

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

317

Use of Risk Analysis on Remedial Alternatives  

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Quantitative risk assessment (RA) is a tool used in determining a remedial alternative’s effectiveness of reducing public health ... to occur at a site. Under the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) ...

Teresa A. Schuller; Denice H. Wardrop…

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Risk Management Strategies for Electric Utilities  

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The Pacific Northwest has gone through an enormously expensive lesson in both the uncertainty and risk associated with power planning. The difficult lessons we have learned may benefit other parts of the country. In the 1970s, utility planners...

Sheets, E.

319

Essays in banking and risk management  

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

Vickery, James Ian, 1974-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Mapping: Inventories, Susceptibility, Hazard and Risk  

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Generation of landslide maps is of great significance for land use planning, engineering works design and civil protection and risk reduction programmes. Landslide maps may portray past and current landslide o...

Javier Hervás; Peter Bobrowsky

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Managing Energy Price Risk with Derivatives  

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Managing Energy Price Risk with Derivatives Managing Energy Price Risk with Derivatives Speaker(s): Douglas Hale Date: September 18, 2003 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Joseph Eto Energy derivatives came into being with the deregulation of the petroleum and natural gas industries in the early 1980s. Although derivatives-forwards, futures and options-have been used in American agriculture since the mid-1800's to manage price risk, they were unnecessary in regulated energy industries. Deregulation revealed that oil, gas and electricity prices are exceptionally volatile. Companies were forced to cope with the uncertainty in energy prices; they latched onto derivatives as one tool for managing that risk. Enron's collapse brought energy derivatives to public attention. Following the derivative linked

322

Microsoft Word - NGNP_Metallic Component Risk Report-043008-FINAL...  

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TI-RISK May 2008 Revision 0 Metallic Component Schedule Risk and Cost Uncertainty Assessment APPROVALS Function Printed Name and Signature Date Author Name: Philip L. Rittenhouse...

323

Estimating Radiation Risk from Total Effective Dose Equivalent...  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

and UNSCEAR 1988 in Radiation Risk Assessment - Lifetime Total Cancer Mortality Risk Estimates at Low Doses and Low Dose Rates for Low-LET Radiation, Committee on Interagency...

324

In Search of a Statistically Valid Volatility Risk Factor  

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The cross- section of volatility and expected returns, Theof a Statistically Valid Volatility Risk Factor (revised)of a Statistically Valid Volatility Risk Factor Robert M.

Anderson, Robert M.; Bianchi, Stephen W.; Goldberg, Lisa R.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First Capitol Risk Management LLC | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Zip: 61036 Product: First Capitol Risk Management specializes in providing commodity price risk consulting and hedging solutions to commercial commodity producers, processors,...

326

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

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

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

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New Draft of Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline...  

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

New Draft of Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline Now Available for Public Comment (March 2012) New Draft of Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline...

328

Applying Risk Communication to the Transportation of Radioactive...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Applying Risk Communication to the Transportation of Radioactive Materials Applying Risk Communication to the Transportation of Radioactive Materials Participants should expect to...

329

Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry: Minimizing Risks...  

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

Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry: Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities Webinar Transcript Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry: Minimizing Risks...

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Communicating Health Risks Working Safely With Beryllium | Department...  

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

Communicating Health Risks Working Safely With Beryllium Communicating Health Risks Working Safely With Beryllium April 2002 Training Reference for Beryllium Workers and Managers...

331

Evaluation of dispatcher decisions by risk theory methods  

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The relationship between technical risk and the concept of reliability is demonstrated. Amethod for evaluating decisions taken by dispatchers with the aid of risk theory is examined.

V. P. Budovskii

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Tractable Robust Expected Utility and Risk Models for Portfolio ...  

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Mar 13, 2008 ... investor minimizes his worst case risk under distributional ambiguity. ...... axiomatic approach to defining a acceptable properties of risk ...

333

6 - Risk Analysis and Management in Coastal Regions of Vietnam  

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In Vietnam, there has been a growing demand for the application of risk analysis, risk-based decision making, and risk management in various industries and sectors of government. Although risk-related concepts have been explored in various sectors, there has not yet been any framework or guidance on how risk should be quantified and what would be the acceptable risk/risk criteria. In this chapter, an overview of concepts for risk analysis and risk management is given. Risk assessment and evaluation, basic risk-related concepts, and their developments are discussed. Methods and applications to establish an acceptable risk level and safety criteria will be reviewed. The present framework of acceptable risk level and risk-based optimal safety for flood defenses worldwide is summarized. Possible applications of the methods to the current situation and conditions in Vietnamese are discussed. Special attention is paid to how a risk-based framework could be applied to Vietnam’s conditions in determining the acceptable level of risk of flooding at the national scale. The proposed criteria will be tested and applied in the assessment of flood risks in the low-lying coastal regions in Nam Dinh. Safety standards are explored by considering acceptable levels of individual and societal risk in the view of its current protected value and socioeconomic developments.

Mai Van Cong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Confronting earthquake risk in Japan—are private households underinsured?  

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Despite the fact that Japan is an earthquake-prone country and Japanese ... risk averse, less than half of Japanese households are insured against earthquake risk. Based on...

Franz Waldenberger

2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Managing risks in energy capital projects -- the value of contractual risk-sharing in CCS-EOR  

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This thesis addresses the question of how to maximize the value of energy capital projects in light of the various risks faced by these projects. The risks can be categorized as exogenous risks (not in control of involved ...

Agarwal, Anna

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Risk identification and assessment in a risk based audit environment: the effects of budget constraints and decision aid use  

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. In particular, this approach has important implications for risk identification and risk assessment. The success of the RBA approach is contingent on understanding what factors improve or interfere with the accuracy of these risk judgments. I examine how budget...

Diaz, Michelle Chandler

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

337

Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Seeding Rangeland  

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, Common Brush and Weed Management Mistakes For further information: B-1379, Seeding Rangeland, Texas Agricultural Extension Service. For additional range management information see: http://texnat.tamu.edu For additional risk management information see..., Common Brush and Weed Management Mistakes For further information: B-1379, Seeding Rangeland, Texas Agricultural Extension Service. For additional range management information see: http://texnat.tamu.edu For additional risk management information see...

Rector, Barron S.

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Document Number Q0029500 Baseline Risk Assessment Update 4.0 Baseline Risk Assessment Update  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

Baseline Risk Assessment Update Baseline Risk Assessment Update 4.0 Baseline Risk Assessment Update This section updates the human health and the ecological risk assessments that were originally presented in the 1998 RI (DOE 1998a). The impacts on the 1998 risk assessments are summarized in Section 2.9. 4.1 Human Health Risk Assessment Several activities completed since 1998 have contributed to changes in surface water and ground water concentrations. Activities that have impacted, or likely impacted surface water and ground water concentrations are Millsite Excavation (Section 2.1) Remediation of Soil and Sediment Along Montezuma Creek (Section 2.3) Millsite Dewatering and Treatment (Section 2.5) PRB Treatability Study (Section 2.6) Surface water and ground water monitoring data have been used to refine the list of COCs

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Integrated risk assessment for LNG terminals  

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Abstract This paper presents an integrated risk assessment framework for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminals. The basic steps for risk assessment are the following: a) hazard identification, b) accident sequence modeling, where logic models such as Event Trees and Fault Trees are developed c) data acquisition and parameter estimation, used to estimate frequencies of the initiating events, component unavailability and probabilities of human actions, d) accident sequence quantification, where all accident sequences are assessed, e) consequence assessment, where release, evaporation rate, radiation levels and overpressure owing to immediate or delayed ignition of LNG is performed and f) integration of results where risk indices are assessed. Risk assessment of an onshore and an offshore LNG terminal is performed, according to the basic methodological steps, and the distances where individual risk levels equal to 10?5–10?7/yr are assessed and presented in the form of individual contours. A section dedicated to I.A. Papazoglou, pioneer in Quantitative Risk Assessment both in the nuclear and chemical industry is also provided.

O.N. Aneziris; I.A. Papazoglou; M. Konstantinidou; Z. Nivolianitou

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

A Risk-Based Sensor Placement Methodology  

SciTech Connect

A risk-based sensor placement methodology is proposed to solve the problem of optimal location of sensors or detectors to protect population against the exposure to and effects of known and/or postulated chemical, biological, and/or radiological threats. Risk is calculated as a quantitative value representing population at risk from exposure against standard exposure levels. Historical meteorological data are used to characterize weather conditions as the frequency of wind speed and direction pairs. The meteorological data drive atmospheric transport and dispersion modeling of the threats, the results of which are used to calculate risk values. Sensor locations are determined via an iterative dynamic programming algorithm whereby threats captured or detected by sensors placed in prior stages are removed from consideration in subsequent stages. In addition to the risk-based placement algorithm, the proposed methodology provides a quantification of the marginal utility of each additional sensor or detector. Thus, the criterion for halting the iterative process can be the number of detectors available, a threshold marginal utility value, or the cumulative detection of a minimum factor of the total risk value represented by all threats. The methodology quantifies the effect of threat reduction measures, such as reduced probability of one or more threats due to administrative and/or engineering controls.

Lee, Ronald W [ORNL; Kulesz, James J [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Food allergy: Stakeholder perspectives on acceptable risk  

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We have reached a point where it is difficult to improve food allergy risk management without an agreement on levels of acceptable risk. This paper presents and discusses the perspectives of the different stakeholders (allergic consumers, health professionals, public authorities and the food industry) on acceptable risk in food allergy. Understanding where these perspectives diverge and even conflict may help develop an approach to define what is acceptable. Uncertainty about food allergy, its consequences and how to manage them is the common denominator of the stakeholders’ views. In patients, uncertainty is caused by the unpredictability of reactions and the concern about whether avoidance strategies will be effective enough. Variability of symptoms and the lack of markers do not allow stratification of patients according to their reactivity, and force health professionals to give the same advice to all patients despite the fact that the risk to each is not identical. Regulators and the food industry struggle with the fact that the lack of management thresholds forces them to make case-by-case decisions in an area of uncertainty with penalties for under- or over-prediction. As zero risk is not a realistic possibility, consensus on acceptable risk will be needed.

Charlotte B. Madsen; René Crevel; Chun-Han Chan; Anthony E.J. Dubois; Audrey DunnGalvin; Bertine M.J. Flokstra-de Blok; M. Hazel Gowland; Sue Hattersley; Jonathan O’B Hourihane; Pia Nřrhede; Sylvia Pfaff; Gene Rowe; Sabine Schnadt; Berber J. Vlieg-Boerstra

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

RadRAT: a radiation risk assessment tool for lifetime cancer risk projection  

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Risk projection methods allow for timely assessment of the potential magnitude of radiation-related cancer risks following low-dose radiation exposures. The estimation of such risks directly through observational studies would generally require infeasibly large studies and long-term follow-up to achieve reasonable statistical power. We developed an online radiation risk assessment tool (RadRAT) which can be used to estimate the lifetime risk of radiation-related cancer with uncertainty intervals following a user-specified exposure history (https://irep.nci.nih.gov/radrat). The uncertainty intervals constitute a key component of the program because of the various assumptions that are involved in such calculations. The risk models used in RadRAT are broadly based on those developed by the BEIR VII committee for estimating lifetime risk following low-dose radiation exposure of the US population for eleven site-specific cancers. We developed new risk models for seven additional cancer sites, oral, oesophagus, gallbladder, pancreas, rectum, kidney and brain/central nervous system (CNS) cancers, using data from Japanese atomic bomb survivors. The lifetime risk estimates are slightly higher for RadRAT than for BEIR VII across all exposure ages mostly because the weighting of the excess relative risk and excess absolute risk models was conducted on an arithmetic rather than a logarithmic scale. The calculator can be used to estimate lifetime cancer risk from both uniform and non-uniform doses that are acute or chronic. It is most appropriate for low-LET radiation doses  

Amy Berrington de Gonzalez; A Iulian Apostoaei; Lene H S Veiga; Preetha Rajaraman; Brian A Thomas; F Owen Hoffman; Ethel Gilbert; Charles Land

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Risk Assessment in Support of DOE Nuclear Safety, Risk Information Notice, June 2010  

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

On August 12, 2009, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board(DNFSB) issued Recommendation 2009?1, Risk Assessment Methodologies at Defense Nuclear Facilities. Thisrecommendation focused on the...

344

Annex 2 Risk Guidance Science Programme Office Project Management  

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1 Annex 2 ­ Risk Guidance Science Programme Office Project Management Guidance on Risk Management the risk. This approach underpins the key objective of risk management. Basic Principles and Process STFC management structure and internal reporting within the STFC's Science Programme Office (SPO) through its

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EPA 402-R-93-076 ESTIMATING RADIOGENIC CANCER RISKS  

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comparing health risk estimates due to low level exposures of low-LET radiation based on models recently This document presents a revised methodology for EPA's estimation of cancer risks due to low-LET radiation, the risk models are applied to estimate organ-specific risks, per unit dose, for a stationary population

346

A Denotational Model for Component-Based Risk Analysis  

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matches the value of the assets to be protected. A certain level of risk may be acceptable if the riskA Denotational Model for Component-Based Risk Analysis Gyrd Brændeland1,2, , Atle Refsdal2 , and Ketil Stølen1,2 1 Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway 2 SINTEF, Norway Abstract. Risk

Stølen, Ketil

347

The Croonian Lecture 2004 Risk: food, fact and fantasy  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...government's role is to reduce risk to a level acceptable to the reasonable consumer...all-that there is a set level of acceptable risk for all aspects of our lives-is wrong. Acceptable risk varies across kinds of risk...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

TOWARD A HUMAN-CENTERED UML FOR RISK ANALYSIS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to be "free from unacceptable risk" [3]. Therefore it is necessary to reduce the risk to an acceptable levelTOWARD A HUMAN-CENTERED UML FOR RISK ANALYSIS Application to a medical robot Jérémie Guiochet1 systems such as medical robots. A way to control the complexity of such systems is to manage risk

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

349

Convex measures of risk and trading constraints Hans Follmer  

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\\acceptable". In Section 2 we prove a representation theorem for convex measures of risk. In the case in whichConvex measures of risk and trading constraints Hans Follmer Institut fur Mathematik Humboldt of a convex measure of risk, an extension of the concept of a coherent risk measure de#12;ned in Artzner et al

Föllmer, Hans

350

Distortion risk measures, ambiguity aversion and optimal effort  

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as the amount of money that should be added as a buffer to a risk so that it becomes acceptable to an internalDistortion risk measures, ambiguity aversion and optimal effort Christian Y. ROBERT & Pierre E distribution that is used to evaluate risk measures. Almost all models used in the theory of risk measures

Maume-Deschamps, VĂ©ronique

351

Risk Analysis of Changing and Evolving Systems Using CORAS  

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to determine whether the risk and its magnitude are acceptable or tolerable. ­ Risk treatment is the processRisk Analysis of Changing and Evolving Systems Using CORAS Mass Soldal Lund1 , Bjørnar Solhaug1, University of Oslo, Norway {mass.s.lund,bjornar.solhaug,ketil.stolen}@sintef.no Abstract. Risk analysis

Stølen, Ketil

352

UML based risk analysis -Application to a medical J. Guiochet  

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from unacceptable risk" [8]. Therefore it is necessary to reduce the risk to an acceptable levelUML based risk analysis - Application to a medical robot J. Guiochet GRIMM-ISYCOM/LESIA, University approach, based on the risk concept in order to guide designers along the safety analysis of such complex

Guiochet, Jérémie

353

Divide and Conquer Towards a Notion of Risk Model Encapsulation  

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at an acceptable level. Risk management may be with respect to many different kinds of risk, such as financialDivide and Conquer ­ Towards a Notion of Risk Model Encapsulation Atle Refsdal1 , �yvind Rideng2.rideng@otg.no Abstract. The criticality of risk management is evident when consider- ing the information society of today

Stølen, Ketil

354

Risk Management Policy INTERNAL AUDIT Purpose of this document  

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types of risk are acceptable and which are not setting the standards and expectations of staffRisk Management Policy INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICE 1 Sept 2008 Purpose of this document 1. This risk. The policy explains the University's underlying approach to risk management, documents the roles

Banaji,. Murad

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Tail Risk of Multivariate Regular Variation Third Revision, May 2010  

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that the resulting position (X) - X is acceptable to regulators/supervisors. The general theory of coherent riskTail Risk of Multivariate Regular Variation Harry Joe Haijun Li Third Revision, May 2010 Abstract Tail risk refers to the risk associated with extreme values and is often affected by extremal

Li, Haijun

356

Political risk in fair market value estimates  

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Political risk arises from unstable governments, commercial establishments and infrastructure as well as labor unrest. All these factors vary from country to country and from time to time. Banks and insurance companies quantify these risks, but they are reluctant to divulge their opinions for fear of alienating possible customers that have been assigned a high risk. An investment in a fixed property such as an oil and gas lease, concession or other mineral interest is subject to political risk. No one will deny that money to be received several years in the future has a greater value today in a country with a stable government, stable tax regime, a sound economy and reliable labor force than in a Third World country where a revolution is brewing. Even in stable countries, the risk of tax law changes, exorbitant environmental production regulations and cleanup costs may vary. How do these factors affect fair market value and how are these calculations made? An important consideration discussed in this paper is the treatment of capital investments.

Gruy, H.J.; Hartsock, J.H.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

The Nevada initiative: A risk communication Fiasco  

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The U.S. Congress has designated Yucca Mountain, Nevada as the only potential site to be studied for the nation`s first high-level nuclear waste repository. People in Nevada strongly oppose the program, managed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Survey research shows that the public believes there are great risks from a repository program, in contrast to a majority of scientists who feel the risks are acceptably small. Delays in the repository program resulting in part from public opposition in Nevada have concerned the nuclear power industry, which collects the fees for the federal repository program and believes it needs the repository as a final disposal facility for its high-level nuclear wastes. To assist the repository program, the American Nuclear Energy Council (ANEC), an industry group, sponsored a massive advertising campaign in Nevada. The campaign attempted to assure people that the risks of a repository were small and that the repository studies should proceed. The campaign failed because its managers misunderstood the issues underlying the controversy, attempted a covert manipulation of public opinion that was revealed, and most importantly, lacked the public trust that was necessary to communicate credibly about the risks of a nuclear waste facility. This article describes the advertising campaign and its effects. The manner in which the ANEC campaign itself became a controversial public issue is reviewed. The advertising campaign is discussed as it relates to risk assessment and communication. 29 refs., 2 tabs.

Flynn, J.; Solvic, P.; Mertz, C.K. [Decision Research, Eugene, OR (United States)

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiological risk evaluation for risk-based design criteria of the multiple canister overpack packaging  

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The Multiple Canister Overpack (MCO) cask will be used in the transportation of irradiated nuclear fuel from the K Basins to a Canister Storage Building. This report presents the radiological risk evaluation, which is used in the development of the design criteria for the MCO cask. The radiological risk evaluation ensures compliance with the onsite transportation safety program.

Green, J.R., Westinghouse Hanford

1996-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

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MSU Safety & Risk Management Page 1 of 7 SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT  

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dangerous to life or health (IDLH) if you cannot identify or reasonably estimate employee exposure. · Select, and correctly fits, the user. When selecting respirators for Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLHMSU Safety & Risk Management Page 1 of 7 SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

Dyer, Bill

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Climate Risk and Financial Institutions | Open Energy Information  

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Climate Risk and Financial Institutions Climate Risk and Financial Institutions Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Climate Risk and Financial Institutions Agency/Company /Organization: International Finance Corporation Topics: Finance, Co-benefits assessment Website: www.ifc.org/ifcext/sustainability.nsf/AttachmentsByTitle/p_ClimateRisk Climate Risk and Financial Institutions Screenshot References: Climate Risk and Financial Institutions[1] Overview "This report demonstrates that climate change and its impacts are likely to alter a number of conditions that are material to the objectives of financial institutions. If changing conditions are not actively managed, investments and institutions may underperform." References ↑ "Climate Risk and Financial Institutions"

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LANL | Nuclear Design and Risk Analysis, D-5 | Home Page  

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Nuclear Design and Risk Analysis, D-5 Nuclear Design and Risk Analysis, D-5 Home About Us CAPABILITIES Computational Fluid Dynamics International Nuclear Risk Analysis Nuclear Facility Safety Nuclear Reactor Safety/ Risk Analysis Nuclear Weapons Safety Programmatic Risk Analysis Radiation Transport Modeling (MCNPX) Risk Based Decision Support Seismic Risk Analysis Small Reactor Design CONTACTS Group Leader Pratap Sadasivan (505) 665-5853 Deputy Group Leader Jay Elson Office Administrator Amanda Braithwaite Innovative design and analysis of nuclear systems The Nuclear Design and Risk Analysis Group (D-5) is a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers. We provide modeling and analysis capabilities to design and evaluate the potential risks of complex systems, with a focus on nuclear systems. D-5 goes beyond just providing an answer: we provide answers in the context of the overall decision process. We ensure that decision makers have all of the knowledge available to make an informed regulatory, design, or risk decision.

362

Risk and risk reduction results for Surry, obtained in support of NUREG-1150  

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The Severe Accident Risk Rebaselining/Risk Reduction Program has completed a rebaselining of the risks to the public from a particular pressurized water reactor with a subatmospheric containment (Surry, Unit 1). Emphasis was placed on determining the magnitude and character of the uncertainties, rather than focusing on a point estimate. The risk reduction potential of a set of proposed safety option backfits was also studied, and their costs and benefits were evaluated. It was found that the risks from internal events are generally lower than previously evaluated in the Reactor Safety Study (RSS). However, certain unresolved issues (such as direct containment heating) cause the top of the uncertainty band to appear at a level that is comparable with the RSS point estimate. None of the postulated safety options appears to be cost-effective for the Surry power plant.

Benjamin, A.S.; Boyd, G.J.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ELECTRICITY SUBSECTOR CYBERSECURITY RISK MANAGEMENT PROCESS  

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

SUBSECTOR CYBERSECURITY SUBSECTOR CYBERSECURITY RISK MANAGEMENT PROCESS U.S. Department of Energy May 2012 DOE/OE-0003 Acknowledgments This electricity subsector cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) guideline was developed by the Department of Energy (DOE), in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). Members of industry and utility-specific trade groups were included in authoring this guidance designed to be meaningful and tailored for the electricity sector. The primary goal of this guideline is to describe an RMP that is tuned to the specific needs of electricity subsector organizations. The NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-39, Managing Information Security Risk, provides the foundational methodology for this document. The NIST Interagency Report

364

Chernobyl accident: A comprehensive risk assessment  

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The authors, all of whom are Ukrainian and Russian scientists involved with Chernobyl nuclear power plant since the April 1986 accident, present a comprehensive review of the accident. In addition, they present a risk assessment of the remains of the destroyed reactor and its surrounding shelter, Chernobyl radioactive waste storage and disposal sites, and environmental contamination in the region. The authors explore such questions as the risks posed by a collapse of the shelter, radionuclide migration from storage and disposal facilities in the exclusion zone, and transfer from soil to vegetation and its potential regional impact. The answers to these questions provide a scientific basis for the development of countermeasures against the Chernobyl accident in particular and the mitigation of environmental radioactive contamination in general. They also provide an important basis for understanding the human health and ecological risks posed by the accident.

Vargo, G.J.; Poyarkov, V.; Baryakhtar, V.; Kukhar, V.; Los, I.

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Chernobyl accident: A comprehensive risk assessment  

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The authors, all of whom are Ukrainian and Russian scientists involved with Chernobyl nuclear power plant since the April 1986 accident, present a comprehensive review of the accident. In addition, they present a risk assessment of the remains of the destroyed reactor and its surrounding shelter, Chernobyl radioactive waste storage and disposal sites, and environmental contamination in the region. The authors explore such questions as the risks posed by a collapse of the shelter, radionuclide migration from storage and disposal facilities in the exclusion zone, and transfer from soil to vegetation and its potential regional impact. The answers to these questions provide a scientific basis for the development of countermeasures against the Chernobyl accident in particular and the mitigation of environmental radioactive contamination in general. They also provide an important basis for understanding the human health and ecological risks posed by the accident.

Vargo, G.J.; Poyarkov, V.; Baryakhtar, V.; Kukhar, V.; Los, I.

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Extortion and political-risk insurance  

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Abstract We consider the problem faced by firms operating in a foreign country characterized by weak governance. Our focus is on extortion based on the threat of expropriation and bureaucratic harassment. The bureaucrat's bargaining power is characterized by a general extortion mechanism adapted from the optimal auction theory in Myerson (1981). This characterization is used to analyze the determinants of the quality of governance and whether and how this is improved by political-risk insurance. This insurance reduces the bureaucrat's total revenue from corruption, but may also increase the risk of expropriation and extortion bribes. The analysis allows us to derive some policy recommendations with respect to public intervention in the political-risk insurance sector.

Frédéric Koessler; Ariane Lambert-Mogiliansky

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Risk management in a globalised cosmetic firm  

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The need of control and optimise the supply chain is now crucial for the firm operating in the actual economic environment. Some aspects such as globalisation, heavy dependence on transportation, communication infrastructures and lean manufacturing have led an increase in the vulnerability of supply networks. Owing to a large number of interrelated processes and products, disruptions caused by these vulnerabilities propagate rapidly. Firms, however, can partially control the robustness and resilience of their supply networks through strategic and tactical decisions. Therefore, a decision-support tool that assists managers to evaluate the risk exposure of their supply networks can considerably increase the robustness/resilience of these networks. In this paper, focusing the attention on a cosmetic sector where the uncertainty is even more high, it is shown how real option and risk analysis can help managers to manage new projects mitigating risk factors.

Federica Cucchiella; Massimo Gastaldi

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Analysis DOI: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2011.01600.x Influenza Infection Risk and Predominate Exposure Route  

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to infection risk increases with cough frequency, and decreases with virus concentration in cough particles. We

Adida, Elodie

369

Techniques for Reducing High Risk Contracting Approaches  

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

Reducing High Reducing High Risk Contracting Approaches Topics for Discussion Presidential Direction March 4, 2009 * Focus on transparency * Increase competition - It is the policy of the Federal Government that executive agencies shall not engage in noncompetitive contracts except in those circumstances where their use can be fully justified and where appropriate safeguards have been put in place to protect the taxpayer. * Improve competitive environment for the life of multiple award contracts * Reduce risk of cost growth/overcharging * Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance to improve Government Acquisition , 29 July 2009 (implements President's direction) Why the Emphasis? * Reports by agency Inspectors General, the

370

Essays in financial economics and risk management  

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criterion can be implemented by exploiting the fat tail property of asset returns and the statistical theory of extremes. We document how such portfolios would perform during the Asian Crisis, a stern test for a downside-risk constraint, as the Asian Crisis..., given initial wealth Wt, an investor makes his optimal choice of both risk-free and risky assets to maximize his next period?s wealth. Let bt denotes the optimal amount of borrowing1 at time t, Xjt is the optimal amount of risky asset j that the investor...

Zou, Lin

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

371

A brief discourse on credit risk  

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5 Two period zero coupon bond subject to default risk 6 One period call option 29 32 CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION This paper reviews existing models for valuing assets with credit risk. The important features of each model are outlined. The paper...-like pricing of bonds The methods developed to price stock options can be used to price corporate bonds. In Merton', a corporate bond is assumed to be a contingent claim on the value of the issuing company. That is, bonds derive their value from the assets...

Reiser, Georg Johannes

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

372

An Approach to Overseas Iron Ore Investment Risk Assessment Based on Fuzzy Neural Network  

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The iron ore investment overseas influenced by a variety of risk factors including geological reserves risk, market risk, the risk of the investment environment, political and legal risks, and etc. Based on the t...

Li Guo; Caiwu Lu; Zhen Yang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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25.07.03.M3 Energy Risk Management Program Page 1 of 2 UNIVERSITY RULE  

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risk to market exposure, position TAMU to take advantage of changing energy market conditions Risk Management Strategy Committee, authorizes transactions, credit risk limits, commodity risk limits, reporting requirements, and market execution. Energy Risk Management Strategy Committee (ERMSC) is chaired

374

Reckoning with risk: a rhetorical analysis of the social construction of risk associated with Texas drinking water  

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these recommendations to improve the risk communication process and the construction of risk messages, utilizing communication strategies that are acceptable to a democratic society. The following discussion about risks related to water use illustrates how the risk... only. Cultural input from this perspective has been characterized as "deviant but comprehensible" (304). Only if risk communicators can accept that "two inconsistent decisions can be rational and consistent on independent criteria" will this deviant...

Friedrich, Cynthia Juanita Matthes

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Uptake of Risk-Reducing Surgery in Unaffected Women at High Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Is Risk, Age, and Time Dependent  

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...sensitivity and specificity of the risk-score system were 76.3...HGSIL among women with a high risk-score using the community...respectively. Conclusion With an acceptable accuracy, our data suggest that the HGSIL risk predictive model can be used...

D. Gareth R. Evans; Fiona Lalloo; Linda Ashcroft; Andrew Shenton; Tara Clancy; Andrew D. Baildam; Anne Brain; Penelope Hopwood; and Anthony Howell

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Acceptance criteria for risks of disasters with widespread effects  

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The paper discusses special issues that arise in engineering decision-making for engineering projects that involve a risk of potentially disastrous outcomes with widespread effects. For such projects, the costs, risks and benefits may spread beyond the jurisdiction of the relevant regulatory authorities, and the dispersion of the costs, risks and benefits may limit the accountability and liability of the decision-makers. The paper briefly reviews the conventional methods for determination of risk acceptance criteria, and it includes a critical review of 'societal risk' criteria based on FN curves for risks involving potentially disastrous outcomes. The paper discusses the limitations of conventional engineering risk acceptance criteria and identifies additional factors that must be considered for rational risk-informed decision-making whenever there is a risk of a disastrous outcome.

Stuart G. Reid

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Quantifying Cost Risk Early in the Life Cycle  

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A new method for analyzing life cycle cost risk on large programs is presented that responds to an increased emphasis on improving sustainability for long-term programs. This method provides better long-term risk assessment and risk management techniques. It combines standard Monte Carlo analysis of risk drivers and a new data-driven method developed by the BMDO. The approach permits quantification of risks throughout the entire life cycle without resorting to difficult to support subjective methods. The BMDO methodology is shown to be relatively straightforward to apply to a specific component or process within a project using standard technical risk assessment methods. The total impact on system is obtained using the program WBS, which allows for the capture of correlated risks shared by multiple WBS items. Once the correlations and individual component risks are captured, a Monte Carlo simulation can be run using a modeling tool such as ANALYTICA to produce the overall life cycle cost risk.

B. Mar

2004-11-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Safety & Risk Management Montana State University  

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59717-0510 406-994-2711 406-994-7040 Fax www.montana.edu/wwwsrm Ergonomics Evaluation Form (Please keep 994-7040 or campus mail: Ergonomics Reimbursement c/o Safety & Risk Management The following Safety & Ergonomics Training Courses: www.montana.edu/wwwsrm/training.htm Ergonomics Program Contact

Dyer, Bill

379

An Overview of Quantitative Risk Assessment of  

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management of flight hardware, trade studies, and reliability prediction of new hardware. In the risk management area, life limits based on QRA are being used in the Space Shuttle main engine (SSME) program [1 been used by MSFC to predict the reliability of newly developed hardware such as X-33 and X-34 engines

Christian, Eric

380

Beyond Regulation: Risk Pricing and Responsible Innovation  

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Finally, innovation is an inherently dynamic process: by the time the case is made for regulating one sector of innovation (e.g., passive engineered nanoparticles), the innovation landscape has changed (e.g., active nanostructures) (12, 13); regulation is destined to play catch up, at a rate often governed by the pace of publicly funded research, itself at the mercy of competing political priorities. ... In addressing the often significant time delays between innovation and regulation as a risk governance mechanism two fundamental issues arise: first the need for better foresight, whereby emerging information on innovations and associated information on impacts and risks (and indeed benefits) are identified upstream and in real time in the innovation process—what we describe as “horizon scanning”—and second the coupling of this horizon scanning activity to complementary risk governance mechanisms, i.e., mechanisms that complement regulation but may be enacted further upstream in the innovation process (17). ... Likewise, market competition may act to curb insurers’ ability to raise premiums, and companies or investors would have to balance investment in the upstream identification and management of risk uncertainties against the value of any reduced premium and wider benefits. ...

Richard Owen; David Baxter; Trevor Maynard; Michael Depledge

2009-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Informing the Commercial Nuclear Enterprise  

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Events V. The Path Forward #12;3 I. Managing Risk to the Business Each CENG nuclear plant Post-Fukushima Response New NRC Regulations EPA Cooling Water Intake regulation GSI 191 4 Cyber Level of Control Mitigation Fukushima Response High cost of studies, modifications, uncertainty

Bernstein, Joseph B.

382

Computation and Visualization of Risk Assessment  

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Computation and Visualization of Risk Assessment in Deep Brain Stimulation Planning Alexandre Research Centre Abstract. Deep Brain Stimulation is a neurosurgical approach for the treatment part of the brain. To safely reach the target of interest, care- ful planning must be performed

Recanati, Catherine

383

Systemic Interbank Network Risks in Russia  

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Modelling of contagion in interbank networks is discussed. A model taking into account bow-tie structure and dissasortativity of interbank networks is developed. The model is shown to provide a good quantitative description of the Russian interbank market. Detailed arguments favoring the non-percolative nature of contagion-related risks in the Russian interbank market are given.

Leonidov, A V

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

The Challenge of Earthquake Risk Assessment  

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...Smith Institute of Geological Nuclear Sciences P.O. Box 30-368...recently been added with the risk of terrorism and issues of homeland security...measures if necessary (e.g., for nuclear power plants). Unlike the AAL, which is...

Warwick Smith

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The Health Risks: Seafood Contamination, Harmful Algal  

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The Health Risks: Seafood Contamination, Harmful Algal Blooms and Polluted Beaches Seafood in shell- fish such as oysters, and accumula- tion of heavy metals, contaminants or biotoxins in seafood respiratory symptoms in people visiting beaches, marine mammal die-offs, shellfish closures, and seafood

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Office of Risk Management Environmental Health Services  

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Office of Risk Management Environmental Health Services 141 General Services Fort Collins, Colorado Provost and Director Colorado State University Extension From: Sally Alexander Environmental Health facility or jail; 3. a dangerous condition of any public building; 4. a dangerous condition of a public

387

Measuring Perceptions of Breast Cancer Risk  

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...27 Lipkus I, Biradavolu M, Fenn K, Keller P, Rimer B. Informing women about their breast cancer risks: truth and consequences. Health Commun 2001;13:205-26. 28 Alexander N, Ross J, Sumner W, Nease R, Littenberg B. The effect...

Andrea Gurmankin Levy; Judy Shea; Sankey V. Williams; Alex Quistberg; Katrina Armstrong

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Safe as houses? The risks of radon  

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... general lack of public concern about the health risks caused by the natural radioactive gas radon is one of the odder features of modern life. Whatever the reasons for that ... it deals with other alpha emitters, ingested rather than inhaled, as well as with radon and its short-lived decay products. These other alpha emitters will usually be found ...

John Fremlin

1988-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

389

Ecological risk assessment benefits environmental management  

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The ecological risk assessment process in its ideal form is an unbiased approach for assessing the probability of harm to the environment as a consequence of a given action. This information can then be combined with other societal values and biases in the management of such risks. However, as the process currently is understood, decision makers often are accused of manipulating information in order to generate decisions or achieve buy in from the public in support of a particular political agenda. A clear understanding of the nature of the risk management process can help define areas where information should be free from social or personal bias, and areas where values and judgments are critical. The authors do not propose to discuss the individual`s decision-making process, but rather to address the social process of risk communication and environmentally-related decision-making, identifying which parts of that process require bias-free, scientifically generated information about the consequences of various actions and which parts need an understanding of the social values which underlie the informed choices among those possible actions.

Fairbrother, A.; Kapustka, L.A.; Williams, B.A. [Ecological Planning and Toxicology, Inc., Corvallis, OR (United States); Glicken, J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

390

Resource handbook on transportation risk assessment.  

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This resource handbook contains useful information to streamline radioactive material transportation risk assessments for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents prepared for U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs. Streamlining refers to instituting steps that can increase the efficiency of future assessments, reduce costs, and promote increased quality and consistency across the DOE complex. This handbook takes advantage of the wealth of information developed through decades of DOE's NEPA experience. It contains a review of historical assessments; a description of comprehensive and generally acceptable transportation risk assessment methodology (i.e., models); and a compilation of supporting data, parameters, and generally accepted assumptions. This handbook also includes a discussion paper that addresses cumulative impacts (Appendix A). The discussion paper illustrates the evolving and sometimes unresolved issues encountered in transportation risk assessment. Other topics, such as sabotage, environmental justice, and human factors, may be addressed in the future. This resource document was developed as the first primary reference book providing useful information for conducting transportation risk assessments for radioactive material in the NEPA context.

Chen, S. Y.; Biwer, B. M.; Monette, F. A.; Environmental Assessment; SNL; BAPL; USOE; Battelle Memorial Inst.

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Assessing political risk for foreign investments  

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Political risk assessment provides a prediction of the likelihood that future foreign government actions will deteriorate the return on a planned foreign investment. Such political risk predictions are commonly provided with great assurance by political experts. Political risk assessments are frequently quantified to two or three significant figures, so that comparisons can be made between various countries, at various times in the future. It is my contention that most of such quantifications and predictions are nonsense; that the political future is not being accurately predicted. It is useful to describe some general axioms on predicting the future: (1) Future events can be predicted in a rigorous manner only if they represent expected outcomes of physical laws; (2) Future events can be predicted with some statistical confidence if they represent a modest extrapolation of consistent history into the future; (3) The farther into the future one predicts, the less reliable history-based predictions should be: (4) Predictions become less certain as more parameters influence the event; (5) Predictions must be less certain as more precision is required; and (6) Predictions of singular future complex political events are merely guesses, no matter how they may be swaddled in statistical mumbo-jumbo. For proper analysis of political risk it is important to create multiple scenarios of the future, to be well acquainted with foreign politics, and to understand the economic fundamentals of the country where you are considering investments. Such approaches allow management to look for possible flexibilities in investments, to consider insurance, hedging, and other risk abatement techniques against some of the most likely negative political/economic outcomes.

Downey, M.W.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

392

Rangeland Risk Management for Texans: Managing Climatic and Financial Risk with Grazing  

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Both climatic and financial risks can be reduced through proper grazing management. The effects of grazing, the importance of animal numbers, and the principle of rest and graze are detailed here, along with strategies for survival....

Hanselka, C. Wayne; Lyons, Robert K.; Holechek, Jerry L.

2002-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

393

Reference manual for toxicity and exposure assessment and risk characterization. CERCLA Baseline Risk Assessment  

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The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, 1980) (CERCLA or Superfund) was enacted to provide a program for identifying and responding to releases of hazardous substances into the environment. The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA, 1986) was enacted to strengthen CERCLA by requiring that site clean-ups be permanent, and that they use treatments that significantly reduce the volume, toxicity, or mobility of hazardous pollutants. The National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) (USEPA, 1985; USEPA, 1990) implements the CERCLA statute, presenting a process for (1) identifying and prioritizing sites requiring remediation and (2) assessing the extent of remedial action required at each site. The process includes performing two studies: a Remedial Investigation (RI) to evaluate the nature, extent, and expected consequences of site contamination, and a Feasibility Study (FS) to select an appropriate remedial alternative adequate to reduce such risks to acceptable levels. An integral part of the RI is the evaluation of human health risks posed by hazardous substance releases. This risk evaluation serves a number of purposes within the overall context of the RI/FS process, the most essential of which is to provide an understanding of ``baseline`` risks posed by a given site. Baseline risks are those risks that would exist if no remediation or institutional controls are applied at a site. This document was written to (1) guide risk assessors through the process of interpreting EPA BRA policy and (2) help risk assessors to discuss EPA policy with regulators, decision makers, and stakeholders as it relates to conditions at a particular DOE site.

NONE

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group (RWG) | Department of  

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

Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group (RWG) Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group (RWG) Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group (RWG) Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group (RWG) Welcome: The Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group (RWG) is established to assist DOE in the appropriate and effective use of quantitative risk assessment in nuclear safety related activities. The activities of the group will help DOE ensure that risk assessments supporting nuclear safety decisions are conducted in a consistent manner, of appropriate quality, properly tailored to the needs of the decisions they are intended to support and documented. The RWG will also assist DOE in assessing the adequacy of available risk assessment tools and guidance supporting nuclear safety at its nuclear facilities.

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A Resource Handbook on DOE Transportation Risk Assessment | Department of  

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

A Resource Handbook on DOE Transportation Risk Assessment A Resource Handbook on DOE Transportation Risk Assessment A Resource Handbook on DOE Transportation Risk Assessment This resource handbook was compiled for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Transportation Risk Assessment Working Group. This document includes the first of a planned series of discussion papers on topical aspects of transportation risk problems. These discussion papers are intended to provide practical advice to program managers and technical personnel responsible for preparing NEPA documents and other transportation risk assessments. A Resource Handbook on DOE Transportation Risk Assessment More Documents & Publications EIS-0218-SA-01: Supplement Analysis Spent Fuel Transportation Risk Assessment TEC Working Group Topic Groups Rail Key Documents

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DOE Draft Standard, Development and Use of Probabilistic Risk Assessments  

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

Draft Standard, Development and Use of Probabilistic Risk Draft Standard, Development and Use of Probabilistic Risk Assessments in Department of Energy Nuclear Safety Applications, 12/10 DOE Draft Standard, Development and Use of Probabilistic Risk Assessments in Department of Energy Nuclear Safety Applications, 12/10 The Department has taken several actions to provide an infrastructure for providing appropriate controls and support for use of risk assessments and risk informed decision making as it applies to nuclear safety including establishing a Risk Assessment Technical Experts Working Group, revising its Nuclear Safety Policy to explicitly address the use and control of risk assessments, and developing this DOE Technical Standard for Control and Use of Probabilistic Risk Assessment for interim use and comment.1

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Department of Environmental Health & Safety Risk Management Services  

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Department of Environmental Health & Safety Risk Management Services 3-107 Research Transition of Insurance Policy Standards Department of Management Services Protective Services Management & Risk ______________________________________________ ________________________________________________ Radiation Protection Manager Signature Member, Radiation Safety Committee Signature

Machel, Hans

398

Deposit Deregulation and Risk Management in an Era of Transition  

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R_1siMANAGEMENT I.N AN ERA OF TRANSITION ABYV KENNETHAND RISK MANAGEMENT IN AN ERA OF TRANSITION Kenneth T. Rosenand Risk Management in an Era of Transition by Kenneth T.

Rosen, Kenneth T.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

The Cultural Theory of Risk for Climate Change Adaptation  

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The way in which people perceive climate change risk is informed by their social interactions and cultural worldviews comprising fundamental beliefs about society and nature. Therefore, perceptions of climate change risk and vulnerability along ...

Shannon M. McNeeley; Heather Lazrus

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A global overview of risk management of the DOE complex  

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No endeavor is risk-fire and as we realize the inherent risks in society, our only viable solution is to manage the risk. Application of an integrated risk management program of a large technological system like the DOE complex is a difficult, task; but it is the only rational means to optimize the risk-benefit equation. An effective risk management culture-within the DOE complex will in the long run, ensure a consistent response to mitigate identified risks. An effective risk management program provides responsible administrative planning and logical application of the best technical analyses. It requires the involvement of all personnel. Our objective in this paper is to point out broad perspectives that raise concerns about future DOE ask management issues and to suggest some possible remedies.

Alesso, H.P.; Majumdar, K.C.

1993-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

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The Political Risk in the Foreign Investment Strategic Decisions  

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Indeed, most Western countries have set up a system of guarantee against political risks. In 1971, France set up two ... Assurance ŕ l’Exportation). The cost of risk coverage varies between 0,4 % and ... 1) the c...

Alain Chevalier; Georges Hirsch; Jyoti Gupta

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Political decision of risk reduction: the role of trust  

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Surveys concerning environmental and health risks point out the lack of trust of citizens in risk evaluations provided by governments. The aim of ... account the impact of this potential distrust on political dec...

Meglena Jeleva; Stephane Rossignol

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Public protection against misperceived risks: Insights from positive political economy  

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Citizens often misperceive the nature of risks they face and the impacts of alternative actions on those risks. For example, consumers may underestimate the probability of flood in their area, or they may unde...

Mark Pauly; Howard Kunreuther; James Vaupel

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Applications of Social Systems Modeling to Political Risk Management  

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Risk is inexplicably linked to complex inter-related ... and human factors would be immensely valuable to risk management. A social system model constructed with ... tools could be applied to assess and manage political

Gnana K. Bharathy; Barry Silverman

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

The risk management implications of NUREG--1150 methods and results  

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This report describes the potential uses of NUREG-1150 and similar Probabilistic Risk Assessments (PRAs) in NRC and industry risk management programs. NUREG-1150 uses state-of-the-art PRA techniques to estimate the risk from five nuclear power plants. The methods and results produced in NUREG-1150 provide a framework within which current risk management strategies can be evaluated, and future risk management programs can be developed and assessed. While the development of plant-specific risk management strategies is beyond the scope of this document, examples of the use of the NUREG-1150 framework for identifying and evaluating risk management options are presented. All phases of risk management from prevention of initiating events though reduction of offsite consequences are discussed, with particular attention given to the early phase of accidents. 14 refs., 9 figs., 28 tabs.

Camp, A.L.; Maloney, K.J.; Sype, T.T. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA))

1989-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Applying a weed risk assessment approach to GM crops  

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Current approaches to environmental risk assessment of genetically modified (GM) plants are modelled on chemical risk assessment methods, which have a strong focus on toxicity. There are additional types of ha...

Paul K. Keese; Andrea V. Robold; Ruth C. Myers; Sarah Weisman…

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Smart Phone Technologies Reduce Risks to Eagles from Wind Turbines...  

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

Smart Phone Technologies Reduce Risks to Eagles from Wind Turbines Smart Phone Technologies Reduce Risks to Eagles from Wind Turbines January 10, 2013 - 2:12pm Addthis This is an...

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Sources of Schedule Risk in Complex System Development  

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From one perspective, developing complex systems is an exercise in uncertainty reduction and risk management. In this article I first organize the principle sources of risk in product development into five categories: ...

Browning, Tyson R.

1998-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

409

Communicating About the Risks of Terrorism (or Anything Else)  

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Communicating About the Risks of Terrorism (or Anything Else) Baruch Fischhoff Carnegie Mellon, rather than weakened, by its struggle with terror. There are scientific, organizational, and political science in the process. Keywords: terror, risk, nuclear weapons, decision making, communication Terrorists

Fischhoff, Baruch

410

Risk Evaluation of Warehouse Operations Using Fuzzy FMEA  

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Warehouse processes in supply chain operations contain risks which lead to a poor supply chain performance. Therefore, risk analysis in warehouse operations is a critical issue to increase both the supply chain e...

Alp Ustundag

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Price Risk Management in the Midst of a Credit Crisis  

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Agricultural producers today face volatile markets, tight credit, economic uncertainty and escalating input costs. Understanding and using risk management tools in this environment can reduce much of the price risk and may improve financial returns....

Welch, Mark; Amosson, Stephen H.; Robinson, John; Falconer, Lawrence

2009-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

412

Impact of demographics on supply chain risk management practices  

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Do demographic factors play a role in the choice of supply chain risk management practices by supply chain professionals? Are there stronger relationships between certain demographic factors and supply chain risk management ...

Kanyagui, Kenneth (Kenneth K.)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Probabilistic Risk Assessment for dairy waste management systems  

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Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) techniques were used to evaluate the risk of contamination of surface and ground water with wastewater from an open lot dairy in Erath County, Texas. The dairy supported a complex waste management system...

Leigh, Edward Marshall

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

414

Adaptive importance sampling for risk analysis of complex infrastructure systems  

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...criterion in structural reliability analysis. Results from simulations...to Monte Carlo risk analysis of systems, but it...defence|structural reliability| 1. Introduction Risk...containment of a nuclear reactor), so in this case...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Clean Slate transportation and human health risk assessment  

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Public concern regarding activities involving radioactive material generally focuses on the human health risk associated with exposure to ionizing radiation. This report describes the results of a risk analysis conducted to evaluate risk for excavation, handling, and transport of soil contaminated with transuranics at the Clean Slate sites. Transportation risks were estimated for public transport routes from the Tonopah Test Range (TTR) to the Envirocore disposal facility or to the Area 3 Radioactive Waste Management Site (RWMS) at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) for both radiological risk and risk due to traffic accidents. Human health risks were evaluated for occupational and radiation-related health effects to workers. This report was generated to respond to this public concern, to provide an evaluation of the risk, and to assess feasibility of transport of the contaminated soil for disposal.

NONE

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Communicating Breast Cancer Risks to Women Using Different Formats  

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...B. K. Informing women about their breast cancer risks: truth and consequences. Health Comm., 13: 205-206, 2001. 5 Kahneman D...Humans Middle Aged Patient Education as Topic Risk Factors Truth Disclosure Women's Health

Isaac M. Lipkus; William M. P. Klein; Barbara K. Rimer

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Risk sharing in contracts : the use of fuel surcharge programs  

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Various industries employ risk sharing contracts to manage the risks and volatility associated with commodity prices, inaccurate customer demand forecasts, or unpredictable events. For example commodity futures that enable ...

Kanteti, Madhavi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Differences Between Industries in the Definition of Acceptable Risk  

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This paper aims to identify and assess the differences that exist in the way acceptable risks are defined and proved in different industries. ... main parts: (1) the definition of acceptable risk in the nuclear i...

John C. Chicken; S. A. Harbison

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Risk-based principles for defining and managing water security  

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...5, p.-1] couple an acceptable level of water-related risks with the availability of an acceptable quantity and quality of water...concerned with satisfying an acceptable level of water-related risks rather than maximizing returns...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

High Performance Lipoprotein Profiling for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment  

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With the severity of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the related mortality rate to this disease, new methods are necessary for risk assessment and treatment prior to the onset of the disease. The current paradigm in CVD risk assessment has shifted...

Larner, Craig

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Secretary Bodman Announces Federal Risk Insurance for Nuclear...  

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a portion of 2 billion in federal risk insurance. The rule will be available on DOE's web site soon. "Providing federal risk insurance is an important step in speeding the...

422

Risk Group and Biosafety Level Definitions  

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Group and Biosafety Level Definitions Group and Biosafety Level Definitions European Economic Community (DIRECTIVE 93/88/EEC, Oct. 1993) (1) Group 1 biological agent means one that is unlikely to cause human disease; (2) Group 2 biological agent means one that can cause human disease and might be a hazard to workers; it is unlikely to spread to the community; there is usually effective prophylaxis or treatment available; (3) Group 3 biological agent means one that can cause severe human disease and present a serious hazard to workers; it may present a risk of spreading to the community, but there is usually effective prophylaxis or treatment available; (4) Group 4 biological agent means one that causes severe human disease and is a serious hazard to workers; it may present a high risk of spreading to the community; there is usually no effective prophylaxis or treatment

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Examining the Risk of Nuclear Trafficking  

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The need to stop illicit trafficking of nuclear and radioactive materials around the world is undeniable and urgent. This issue is particularly evident due to the highly dangerous consequences of the risks involved, the known interest of terrorist groups in acquiring such materials and the vulnerability of theft and diversion of such materials. Yet the phenomenon of nuclear trafficking remains a subject where the unknown dominates what is known on the subject. The trafficking panel at the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) Workshop on Reducing the Risk of Radioactive and Nuclear Materials that took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 10-11, 2009, dealt with some of the issues associated with nuclear trafficking. Different points of view on how to better address trafficking and thwart perpetrator efforts were discussed. This paper presents some of these views and addresses practical measures that should be considered to improve the situation.

Balatsky, Galya [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Severe, William R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Schoeneck, Jeffery [DHS

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

The political economy of physical risk  

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The purpose of this paper is to examine the various approaches available to decision makers for taking account of safety effects in public sector allocative and legislative decisions of the type that have to be made by those involved in radiological protection. The case in favour of the explicit costing of risk and valuation of safety is developed and suggestions are made concerning the way in which such costs and values might be defined and used, in conjunction with a 'decision analysis' approach, in cases involving potential catastrophes. Finally, recent recommendations of the ICRP and NRPB are examined in the light of the results of empirical and theoretical work on the costing of risk and valuation of safety.

M W Jones-Lee

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Risks in software development with imperfect testing  

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This study analytically assesses the risk of releasing defective software that cannot be exhaustively tested and of needlessly testing defect-free software. Specifically, it quantifies the probability of committing a Type II error (ß) in software development when one may release software that still is faulty while the test methods themselves may not be perfect. The study uses truncated Poisson and geometric distributed path lengths and Bernoulli-type inspection errors to link ß to software design features, the development philosophies employed and certain aspects that include code quality, cyclomatic complexity and the average length of basis paths. For risk reduction, this study finds quantitative justification for raising test coverage, perfecting the test methods, the adoption of recent innovations and programming methods such as component-based design, SOA and XP as ways to raise the likelihood that the product developed will be fault-free. Results are relatively robust with respect to the probability distributions assumed.

Tapan P. Bagchi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Use of Policy Risk Assessment Results in Political Decision Making  

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Notwithstanding the differences in scientific and political contexts, the discussion around risk assessment has been grown up during the...

Liliana Cori; Gabriel Guliš; Joanna Kobza…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Kusuoka Representations of Coherent Risk Measures in General ...  

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May 3, 2013 ... Manufacturing Systems/Industrial Engineering Program, Sabanc? University, ... comonotone additive risk measures coincides with the class of ...

2013-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry: Minimizing Risks...  

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

Opportunities Sustainability for the Global Biofuels Industry: Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities Introduction slides for the webinar describing bioenergy and...

429

Report cites unemployment as major health risk in Britain  

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... Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/335290b0 Report cites unemployment as major health risk in BritainChristine

Christine McGourty

1988-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

430

Acceptable Risks and Burdens to Others than the Participant  

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Chapter 15 addresses what level of risk and burdens it is acceptable to expose others than the participant to,...

Sigmund Simonsen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

An evaluation of risk simulation models for reserve estimates  

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. Typically, economic factors such as net present worth are calculated with great accuracy, then risk is assessed simply with an adjective. This intuitive approach to decision making was acceptable in the past because the level of risk was low.... Typically, economic factors such as net present worth are calculated with great accuracy, then risk is assessed simply with an adjective. This intuitive approach to decision making was acceptable in the past because the level of risk was low...

Judah, Janeen Sue

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

432

Political risk, institutions and foreign direct investment  

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The paper explores the linkages among political risk, institutions, and foreign direct investment inflows. For a data sample of 83 developing countries covering 1984 to 2003, we identify indicators that matter most for the activities of multinational corporations. The results show that government stability, internal and external conflict, corruption and ethnic tensions, law and order, democratic accountability of government, and quality of bureaucracy are highly significant determinants of foreign investment inflows.

Matthias Busse; Carsten Hefeker

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Risk management practices in global manufacturing investment  

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the company of devout bring to a man.”(NITI SHATAKAM of Bhartrihari, Sanskrit Poet, 6th Century) ii ABSTRACT This thesis explores risk management practices in global manufacturing investment. It reflects the growing internationalisation of manufacturing... (Narula & Dunning, 2000). Many academic publications and global institutions’ reports reflect this an increase in globalisation. UNCTAD reports the positive impact of globalisation across the world. This report states “the difference in per capita...

Kumar, Mukesh

2010-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

434

Estimating Fire Risks at Industrial Nuclear Facilities  

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The Savannah River Site (SRS) has a wide variety of nuclear production facilities that include chemical processing facilities, machine shops, production reactors, and laboratories. Current safety documentation must be maintained for the nuclear facilities at SRS. Fire Risk Analyses (FRAs) are used to support the safety documentation basis. These FRAs present the frequency that specified radiological and chemical consequences will be exceeded. The consequence values are based on mechanistic models assuming specific fire protection features fail to function as designed.

Coutts, D.A.

1999-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

435

Transportation risk assessment for ethanol transport  

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the quantitative risks involved with an ethanol pipeline. Pipelines that run from the Midwest, where the vast majority of ethanol is produced, to the target areas where reformulated gasoline is required (California, Texas Gulf Coast, New England Atlantic Coast... Atlantic Coast because of the large volume. It is beneficial to look at these areas as opposed to the iv smaller areas because pipeline transportation requires very large volumes. In order to find a meaningful comparison between all three...

Shelton Davis, Anecia Delaine

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

436

Health effects of risk-assessment categories  

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Environmental and occupational health effects associated with exposures to various chemicals are a subject of increasing concern. One recently developed methodology for assessing the health impacts of various chemical compounds involves the classification of similar chemicals into risk-assessment categories (RACs). This report reviews documented human health effects for a broad range of pollutants, classified by RACs. It complements other studies that have estimated human health effects by RAC based on analysis and extrapolation of data from animal research.

Kramer, C.F.; Rybicka, K.; Knutson, A.; Morris, S.C.

1983-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

NUREG-1150 risk assessment methodology and results  

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NUREG-1150 constitutes a full-scope reassessment of the risks to the public from several light water reactor plants with various containment types. Emphasis has been placed on determining the magnitude and character of the uncertainties, rather than focusing upon a point estimate. The risk-reduction potential of proposed plant modifications (backfits and procedural changes) has also been studied, and their costs and benefits have been evaluated. It has been found that the risks from internal events are generally lower than previously evaluated in the Reactor Safety Study (RSS). However, certain unresolved phenomenological issues cause the tops of the uncertainty bands to appear at levels that are comparable to or higher than the RSS point estimates. The issues that are important vary from plant to plant. Most of the postulated plant modifications do not appear to be cost-effective, although a few procedural changes are possible exceptions. Several reviews of this work are in progress, and a second iteration is being performed to include external events, incorporate new technical information, and address comments.

Benjamin, A.S.; Boyd, G.J.; Lewis, S.R.; Amos, C.N.; Cunningham, M.A.; Murphy, J.A.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Inspection effectiveness and risk in process industries  

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Failures occasionally occur in refinery and petrochemical process equipment due to in-service damage such as internal corrosion, external corrosion, or stress corrosion cracking. Many of these failures should be preventable by detection of the damage prior to failure. However, selection of an inspection method for detection of damage has not always been based upon an evaluation of the required inspection effectiveness. Resources can be wasted by using an inspection method that is incapable of detecting damage, or is so unlikely to detect damage that it may be considered to be ineffective. Another waste of resources is excessive inspection, where the amount of inspection effort is not matched to the benefit. This paper outlines an approach to quantify the effectiveness of the complete inspection method, here defined as all of the elements that determine the mechanical integrity of an equipment item. This paper demonstrates the use of simple statistical tools or experimental techniques for estimating the effectiveness of an inspection method, and using this estimate in a risk evaluation. The approach is used to update the estimated severity of damage in process equipment after an inspection has been performed. The result of the analysis can be used in a risk assessment to estimate the risk associated with equipment failure before and after an inspection, thus providing a powerful tool to realistically set priorities for inspection planning.

Conley, M.J.; Tallin, A.G. [DNV, Houston, TX (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Workshop overview: Arsenic research and risk assessment  

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The chronic exposure of humans through consumption of high levels of inorganic arsenic (iAs)-contaminated drinking water is associated with skin lesions, peripheral vascular disease, hypertension, and cancers. Additionally, humans are exposed to organic arsenicals when used as pesticides and herbicides (e.g., monomethylarsonic acid, dimethylarsinic acid (DMA{sup V}) also known as cacodylic acid). Extensive research has been conducted to characterize the adverse health effects that result from exposure to iAs and its metabolites to describe the biological pathway(s) that lead to adverse health effects. To further this effort, on May 31, 2006, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) sponsored a meeting entitled 'Workshop on Arsenic Research and Risk Assessment'. The invited participants from government agencies, academia, independent research organizations and consultants were asked to present their current research. The overall focus of these research efforts has been to determine the potential human health risks due to environmental exposures to arsenicals. Pursuant in these efforts is the elucidation of a mode of action for arsenicals. This paper provides a brief overview of the workshop goals, regulatory context for arsenical research, mode of action (MOA) analysis in human health risk assessment, and the application of MOA analysis for iAs and DMA{sup V}. Subsequent papers within this issue will present the research discussed at the workshop, ensuing discussions, and conclusions of the workshop.

Sams, Reeder [Integrated Risk Information System Program, National Center for Environmental Assessment, MC: B-243 01, Office of Research and Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711 (United States)], E-mail: sams.reeder@epa.gov; Wolf, Douglas C. [Environmental Carcinogenesis Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711 (United States); Ramasamy, Santhini; Ohanian, Ed [Health and Ecological Criteria Division, Office of Science and Technology, Office of Water, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 20460 (United States); Chen, Jonathan [Antimicrobials Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 20460 (United States); Lowit, Anna [Health Effects Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 20460 (United States)

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Evaluation of residue drum storage safety risks  

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A study was conducted to determine if any potential safety problems exist in the residue drum backlog at the Rocky Flats Plant. Plutonium residues stored in 55-gallon drums were packaged for short-term storage until the residues could be processed for plutonium recovery. These residues have now been determined by the Department of Energy to be waste materials, and the residues will remain in storage until plans for disposal of the material can be developed. The packaging configurations which were safe for short-term storage may not be safe for long-term storage. Interviews with Rocky Flats personnel involved with packaging the residues reveal that more than one packaging configuration was used for some of the residues. A tabulation of packaging configurations was developed based on the information obtained from the interviews. A number of potential safety problems were identified during this study, including hydrogen generation from some residues and residue packaging materials, contamination containment loss, metal residue packaging container corrosion, and pyrophoric plutonium compound formation. Risk factors were developed for evaluating the risk potential of the various residue categories, and the residues in storage at Rocky Flats were ranked by risk potential. Preliminary drum head space gas sampling studies have demonstrated the potential for formation of flammable hydrogen-oxygen mixtures in some residue drums.

Conner, W.V.

1994-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Ongoing Projects | U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)  

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Current Projects Current Projects Project Assessment (OPA) OPA Home About Project Management SC Projects Review Dates (updated November 2013) Project Construction Photos Completed Projects Current Projects Other Links SC Federal Project Directors (FPD) and FPD Resources Contact Information Project Assessment U.S. Department of Energy SC-28/Germantown Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (301) 903-4840 F: (301) 903-8520 E: sc.opa@science.doe.gov Project Construction Photos Current Projects Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Photos of current SC Projects 12 GeV CEBAF Upgrade .pdf file (3.2MB) Daya Bay .pdf file (1.0MB) National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) .pdf file (841KB) National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS II) .pdf file (6.4MB)

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Value from shredder waste: Ongoing limitations in the UK  

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Shredder residue is the residue from the shredding of end-of-life vehicles and white goods, after removal of the main metals. Approximately 850,000 tonnes of shredder waste is produced in the UK each year, and historically sent to landfill. Due to European legislation such as the End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive and the Landfill Directive there is pressure to minimise this waste through recycling and recovery. In this paper, primary data are presented showing that 40% of materials are potentially recoverable in the coarser fraction of UK automotive shredder residue (>30 mm). Barriers to such recycling are discussed in the context of several recent drivers, including this waste's possible reclassification as hazardous. The lack of full and timely implementation of the ELV Directive in the UK has made it an ineffective driver, and it is now unlikely that its 2006 recycling targets will be met as intended.

O.T. Forton; M.K. Harder; N.R. Moles

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE SUPPLEMENT For On-going Construction Project  

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, UHM 08-541-201 CONTRACTOR: Diversified Plumbing and Air Conditioning SCOPE OF WORK: WEEKEND WORK is authorized to work 24/7 during this period. The water and air conditioning outage is scheduled at Kuykendall) The water and air conditioning outage at Art Building will be from Saturday, May 28, 7 a.m. until 5:00 p

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CONSTRUCTION ALERT For On-going Construction Project  

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-541-201 CONTRACTOR: Diversified Plumbing and Air Conditioning SCOPE OF WORK: A new water meter will be installed conditioning outage is scheduled at Gilmore Hall, Saturday, May 21, 7 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The water and air 22, 2011. The Contractor is authorized to work 24/7 during this period. The water and air

445

Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

and private sector capacity to support initiatives 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic and resource data as needed for LEDS development...

446

LADD MARSH WILDLIFE AREA 2010 2012 ONGOING PROJECT PROPOSAL  

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Restored #12;Limiting FactorsLimiting Factors · Habitat Conversion/Draining · Habitat Alteration from Water · Water Quality · Habitat Conversion/Draining · Habitat Alteration from Water Diversions · Habitat

447

Harold Cofer and the COLEX process, part 2 ? Ongoing changes...  

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1953. Note the timing so close to the Russian's explosion of their atomic weapon, a thermonuclear-like device, on August 12, 1953. Can't you imagine what it was like to be working...

448

TU Delft has made an important contribution to the ongoing  

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converter. M3C's market potential As M3C can be used in HVDC systems, it has huge market potential, considering the HVDC transmission market is expected to at least double within the next five years. The new distribution grids (e.g. 600V/5kV), HVDC-UHVDC DC/DC converters (300kV/800kV, electrostatic systems and battery

Langendoen, Koen

449

Understanding Risk Management through an Environmental Health and Safety Template  

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system in the United States, made the transition from an institution whose risk management functions wereURMIA Understanding Risk Management through an Environmental Health and Safety Template 2008 URMIA Journal Reprint Howard N. Apsan, Ph.D. The City University of New York University Risk Management

Rosen, Jay

450

Centre de recherche MONEY AND RISK AVERSION IN A DSGE  

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Centre de recherche MONEY AND RISK AVERSION IN A DSGE FRAMEWORK: A BAYESIAN APPLICATION TO THE EURO. - DR 10005 - Money and Risk Aversion in a DSGE Framework: A Bayesian Application to the Euro Zone. Corresponding author: fourcans@essec.fr #12;Money and Risk Aversion in a DSGE Framework: A Bayesian Application

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

451

Systemic risk: the dynamics of model banking systems  

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...is, to study systemic risk. Recent events have...100 experts on systemic risk from 22 countries, representing banks, regulators, investment firms, US national laboratories...parallels between systemic risk in the financial sector...its interaction with political and other constraints...

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

Climate change, global food supply and risk of hunger  

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...the number of people at risk of hunger. (a) Climate...the number of people at risk from hunger (Rosenzweig...of world population at risk from hunger (defined...with no major changes in political or economic context of...increased agricultural investment, reallocation of agricultural...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Irregularity, volatility, risk, and financial market time series  

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...dividend payouts, risk, and interest rates...futures and swaps), insurance policies, and...settings when isolated political events, or discretely...destabilization a much greater risk in a significantly fractionized and divisive...quantifying systematic risk. 1 Pincus, S. M...

Steve Pincus; Rudolf E. Kalman

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Elderly Risk Assessment of Falls with BSN , L. Atallah1  

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Elderly Risk Assessment of Falls with BSN R.C. King1 , L. Atallah1 , C. Wong1 , F. Miskelly2 and G.king@imperial.ac.uk Abstract- Due to the natural aging process, the risks associated with falling can increase significantly. Clinically, the Tinetti Gait and Balance Assessment has been widely used to assess the risk of falls

Atallah, Louis

455

Faster parameter estimation using risk-sensitive lters Sanjeewa Athuraliyay  

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Faster parameter estimation using risk-sensitive lters Sanjeewa Athuraliyay , Jason Fordz and John propose a risk-sensitive approach to parameter estimation for hidden Markov models HMMs. The parameter the improvement in estimation simu- lation studies are presented that compare parameter estimation based on risk-sensitive

Moore, John Barratt

456

Security Risk Management via Dynamic Games with Learning  

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Security Risk Management via Dynamic Games with Learning Praveen Bommannavar Management Science@stanford.edu Abstract--This paper presents a game theoretic and learning approach to security risk management based mathematical rigor. We aim to take a decision-theoretic approach to risk management. By quantitatively

Alpcan, Tansu

457

Energy Risk Management 1 -Inter Faculty course Instructor: Dean FANTAZZINI  

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Energy Risk Management 1 - Inter Faculty course Instructor: Dean FANTAZZINI · Course Objectives: This course introduces master students to the key issues of Energy Risk Management. The structure of the course mostly follows the syllabus of the Energy Risk Professional (ERP) designation by GARP, which

Kaplan, Alexander

458

Global biofuel drive raises risk of eviction for African farmers  

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Global biofuel drive raises risk of eviction for African farmers African farmers risk being forced from their lands by investors or government projects as global demand for biofuels encourages changes at risk if African farmland is turned over to growing crops for biofuel. With growing pressure to find

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Energy Risk Management 1 -Master course Instructor: Dean FANTAZZINI  

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Energy Risk Management 1 - Master course Instructor: Dean FANTAZZINI · Course Objectives: This course introduces master students to the key issues of Energy Risk Management. The structure of the course follows the official syllabus of the 2012 Energy Risk Professional (ERP) designation by GARP

Kaplan, Alexander

460

Energy Risk Management 2 -Master course Instructor: Dean FANTAZZINI  

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Energy Risk Management 2 - Master course Instructor: Dean FANTAZZINI · Course Objectives: This second course in Energy Risk Management follows the second part of the official syllabus of the 2012 Energy Risk Professional (ERP) designation by GARP, which is the first and only global certification

Kaplan, Alexander

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461

The last mile: earthquake risk mitigation assistance in developing countries  

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...how one can balance the risk/reward equation. What...committed to achieve an acceptable level of safety is a...needed for earthquake risk reduction. There is...existing structures to some acceptable level of performance...non-capital intensive risk mitigation options...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Mutuality and solidarity: assessing risks and sharing losses  

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...allow a better specification of risks for life assurance than was...cases the mathematics of the risk are simple. For example, with...of the disease and would be acceptable for life insurance at normal...premium rates. Whether those at risk would consider the information...

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

463

Communicating Breast Cancer Risks to Women Using Different Formats  

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...point estimates or range of risks as equally acceptable. Both formats lead to short-term reductions in perceived risk (i.e., greater accuracy...point estimates or range of risks as equally acceptable. Both formats lead to short-term...

Isaac M. Lipkus; William M. P. Klein; and Barbara K. Rimer

2001-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

Methods to infer transmission risk factors in complex outbreak data  

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...to infer transmission risk factors in complex outbreak...update may affect the risk of infection of all other...This assumption seems acceptable for a relatively wide...longer for accuracy to be acceptable (figure 4). When 25...infectious diseases and the risk factors affecting transmission...

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

English version UNISDR Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction (2009)  

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be directed to the ISDR Secretariat (see www.unisdr.org). Acceptable risk The level of potential losses and environmental conditions. Comment: In engineering terms, acceptable risk is also used to assess and defineEnglish version UNISDR Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction (2009) Introduction The UNISDR

466

Imagining flood futures: risk assessment and management in practice  

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...consequences. risk management|risk analysis|flooding|simulacra...we have come to deem as more acceptable than others in predicting the...how do they become deemed as acceptable and, crucially, what effect...science, public policy and risk management in order to make...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Excess Invariance and Shortfall Risk Measures Jeremy Staum  

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-negativity is incompatible with the usual construction of a cash-additive risk measure from an acceptance set. It is shown the set of acceptable portfolios as the primary object, and making the risk measure a description of how far from acceptable the portfolio is. They generate a risk measure from an acceptance set by making

Staum, Jeremy

468

Oil prices and government bond risk premiums Herv Alexandre*  

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Oil prices and government bond risk premiums By Hervé Alexandre*º Antonin de Benoist * Abstract : This article analyses the impact of oil price on bond risk premiums issued by emerging economies. No empirical study has yet focussed on the effects of the oil price on government bond risk premiums. We develop

Boyer, Edmond

469

Cefas contract report: -SLEA2 Oil and Gas Fisheries Risk  

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Cefas contract report: - SLEA2 Oil and Gas Fisheries Risk Assessment Advice Updated Cefas: Oil and Gas Fisheries Risk Assessment Advice Submitted to: Department of Energy and Climate Change Recommendations for Spawning Finfish ­ English & Welsh Blocks Oil and Gas Fisheries Risk Assessment Advice Updated

470

E-Print Network 3.0 - applying risk analysis Sample Search Results  

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analysis of the psychometric risk perception literature and a compiled list of all... of risk perception (Fischhoff et al., 1978; Slovic, 1987, 1992) had been applied on risk...

471

E-Print Network 3.0 - awareness risk perception Sample Search...  

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Environmental Sciences, Montana State University Collection: Environmental Sciences and Ecology 6 Risk Perceptions and Risk Management Strategies in French Summary: EA 4272 Risk...

472

E-Print Network 3.0 - absolute risk representation Sample Search...  

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representation of risk (ICOLD... representation of risk (ICOLD 2005 after Bowles 1996). Acceptable vs. Tolerable Risk The HSE (2001) emphasises... the definition of broadly...

473

E-Print Network 3.0 - assessing potential risk Sample Search...  

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nature of risk assessment. For example, the potential ecological risks associated with potato expression... Agricultural and Biological Risk Assessment, Department of...

474

Risks in Early Childhood. Reconstructing Notions of Risk in Political Reports on Children and Childhood in Germany  

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Social scientists and policymakers increasingly are placing attention on the concept of risk in conjunction with early childhood. The term “risk” is used widely, although it is ... , the exploration and reconstru...

Tanja Betz

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Identifying Latent Classes of Adults at Risk for Skin Cancer Based on Constitutional Risk and Sun Protection Behavior  

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...these habits were greater for those with higher...skin cancer. The classes seemed to represent...numbers indicating greater risk in the class (Tables 1 and 2...higher risk reported greater sun protection practices. Latent Class Validation The LCA...

Alana D. Steffen; Karen Glanz; and Lynne R. Wilkens

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

476

Policy Issues Related to Worst Case Risk Analyses and the Establishment of Acceptable Standards of De Minimis Risk  

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Worst case analyses of risks become important whenever there are wide ranges of uncertainty surrounding estimated risks of technological applications, especially if environmental and societal impacts can reach ca...

Miller B. Spangler

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

SCIENTIFIC BASIS FOR ECOTOXICOLOGY, ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT AND MULTIPLE STRESSORS: CANADIAN EXPERIENCE IN DEFINING ACCEPTABLE RISK LEVELS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE  

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In Canada, human and ecological risk assessments are supported by administrative and policy ... laboratory exposure and toxicology components. Canada’s risk assessment approach allows and even encourages the ... ...

Ruth N. HULL

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

DOE Releases Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process  

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

Releases Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management Releases Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline DOE Releases Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline May 23, 2012 - 9:30am Addthis News Media Contact: (202) 586-4940 For Immediate Release: May 23, 2012 Department of Energy Releases Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Risk Management Process (RMP) Guideline Public-Private Sector Collaboration Produces Guidance to Help Electric Utilities Better Understand and Assess Cybersecurity Risk WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), today released guidance to help

479

The Concept of Risk in Comparative-Effectiveness Research  

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...foundational documents and instead claims that the risks of participating in such research include "the already identified risks of the standards of care being evaluated." In other words, studies of widely used treatments are always and inherently riskier than those treatments themselves would be if they... The OHRP issued draft guidelines requiring disclosure of all risks of standard treatments in comparative-effectiveness research. The authors argue that such risks are not risks of participation in research and that the proposal will confuse and mislead patients.

Lantos J.D.; Spertus J.A.

2014-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

480

Risk management for buildings -- Has the time come?  

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There are both incentives and challenges for applying formal risk management processes to buildings and other structures, including bridges, highways, dams, stadiums, shopping centers, and private dwellings. Based on an assessment of several issues, the authors conclude that for certain types of buildings and structures the time has come for the use of a formal risk-management approach, including probabilistic risk assessment methods, to help identify dominant risks to public health, safety, and security and to help manage these risks in a cost-effective manner.

Berry, D.L.; Hunter, R.L.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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481

Redefining Risk Boundaries in a Shifting Global Chemical Market  

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Considering that geographical areas with increasing chemical production tend to be located in emerging and developing countries facing limited political representation, high background levels of risk, and less stringent regulation and enforcement, there are also strong ethical reasons for attempting to minimize the imposition of additional risks for these socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. ... In addition to addressing potential ethical concerns about transferring and exacerbating risk to emerging and developing countries, the latter proposal would also help revitalize chemical production, jobs, and investment within EU and NAFTA countries. ... Slovic, P.Trust, emotion, sex, politics, and science: surveying the risk-assessment battlefield Risk Anal 1999, 19 ( 4) 689– 701 ...

David C. Volz; Kevin C. Elliott

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

482

Global Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Global Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Topics: Finance, Co-benefits assessment, Market analysis Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual Website: www.unepfi.org/fileadmin/documents/global_climate_change_risk.pdf Global Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans Screenshot References: Global Climate Change: Risk to Bank Loans[1] Summary "The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of climate change related risks on bank borrowers, utilizing as much data and analysis as possible. The first section of this report reviews the current climate change policies in place in Canada, Europe, and the US, in order to provide

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Global Framework for Climate Risk Exposure | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Framework for Climate Risk Exposure Framework for Climate Risk Exposure Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Global Framework for Climate Risk Exposure Agency/Company /Organization: United Nations Environment Programme Topics: Finance, Co-benefits assessment, Market analysis Resource Type: Publications, Guide/manual Website: www.unepfi.org/fileadmin/documents/global_framework.pdf Global Framework for Climate Risk Exposure Screenshot References: Global Framework for Climate Risk Exposure[1] Summary "A group of leading institutional investors from around the world released the Global Framework for Climate Risk Disclosure-a new statement on disclosure that investors expect from companies-in October 2006. Investors require this information in order to analyze a company's business risks and opportunities resulting from climate change, as well as

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Microsoft Word - Appendix B_RiskAssessmenr.doc  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

Risk Assessment Information Risk Assessment Information U.S. Department of Energy Weldon Spring Site LTS&M Plan July 2005 Doc. No. S0079000 Page B-3 Summary of Post-Remediation Risk Status at the Weldon Spring Site Baseline risk assessments addressing both human health and ecological risks were performed as part of the remedial investigation phase of the remedial investigation/feasibility study processes conducted. A limited assessment was performed for the Quarry Bulk Waste Operable Unit (OU) consistent with the focused scope of the remedial investigation/feasibility study conducted. These risk assessments are documented in the baseline risk assessment reports that have been prepared for the four operable units of the Weldon Spring Site (DOE 1990, 1992, 1997, 1998).

485

Insurance demand and country risks: A nonlinear panel data analysis  

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Abstract This paper investigates the impact of country risks, including political, financial, and economic risks, on the income elasticity of insurance demand. Using the panel smooth transition regression model, we find that there is a significant regime-switching effect concerning the impact of country risks on the income elasticity of insurance demand. A full-sample analysis shows that the income elasticity of insurance demand decreases when country risks diminish. In a subsample analysis based on income level, legal origin, and restriction on banks' participation in insurance activities, we find that the elasticity diminishes in general when economic risk drops. When political risk is lower, the elasticity decreases in countries with high-income, common law origin, and insurance activities permitted by banks, whereas a clear pattern cannot be identified in the case of financial risk.

Chien-Chiang Lee; Yi-Bin Chiu; Chi-Hung Chang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Risk assessment of landfill disposal sites - State of the art  

SciTech Connect

A risk assessment process can assist in drawing a cost-effective compromise between economic and environmental costs, thereby assuring that the philosophy of 'sustainable development' is adhered to. Nowadays risk analysis is in wide use to effectively manage environmental issues. Risk assessment is also applied to other subjects including health and safety, food, finance, ecology and epidemiology. The literature review of environmental risk assessments in general and risk assessment approaches particularly regarding landfill disposal sites undertaken by the authors, reveals that an integrated risk assessment methodology for landfill gas, leachate or degraded waste does not exist. A range of knowledge gaps is discovered in the literature reviewed to date. From the perspective of landfill leachate, this paper identifies the extent to which various risk analysis aspects are absent in the existing approaches.

Butt, Talib E. [Sustainability Centre in Glasgow (SCG), George Moore Building, 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow G4 0BA, Scotland (United Kingdom)], E-mail: t_e_butt@hotmail.com; Lockley, Elaine [Be Environmental Ltd. Suite 213, Lomeshaye Business Village, Turner Road, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 7DR, England (United Kingdom); Oduyemi, Kehinde O.K. [Built and Natural Environment, Baxter Building, University of Abertay Dundee, Bell Street, Dundee DD1 1HG, Scotland (United Kingdom)], E-mail: k.oduyemi@abertay.ac.uk

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Environment, Safety, and Health Risk Assessment Program (ESHRAP)  

SciTech Connect

The Environment, Safety and Health Risk Assessment Program (ESHRAP) models human safety and health risk resulting from waste management and environmental restoration activities. Human safety and health risks include those associated with storing, handling, processing, transporting, and disposing of radionuclides and chemicals. Exposures to these materials, resulting from both accidents and normal, incident-free operation, are modeled. In addition, standard industrial risks (falls, explosions, transportation accidents, etc.) are evaluated. Finally, human safety and health impacts from cleanup of accidental releases of radionuclides and chemicals to the environment are estimated. Unlike environmental impact statements and safety analysis reports, ESHRAP risk predictions are meant to be best estimate, rather than bounding or conservatively high. Typically, ESHRAP studies involve risk predictions covering the entire waste management or environmental restoration program, including such activities as initial storage, handling, processing, interim storage, transportation, and final disposal. ESHRAP can be used to support complex environmental decision-making processes and to track risk reduction as activities progress.

Eide, Steven Arvid; Thomas Wierman

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

TECHNICAL RISK RATING OF DOE ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS - 9153  

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The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) was established to achieve the safe and compliant disposition of legacy wastes and facilities from defense nuclear applications. The scope of work is diverse, with projects ranging from single acquisitions to collections of projects and operations that span several decades and costs from hundreds of millions to billions US$. The need to be able to manage and understand the technical risks from the project to senior management level has been recognized as an enabler to successfully completing the mission. In 2008, DOE-EM developed the Technical Risk Rating as a new method to assist in managing technical risk based on specific criteria. The Technical Risk Rating, and the criteria used to determine the rating, provides a mechanism to foster open, meaningful communication between the Federal Project Directors and DOE-EM management concerning project technical risks. Four indicators (technical maturity, risk urgency, handling difficulty and resolution path) are used to focus attention on the issues and key aspects related to the risks. Pressing risk issues are brought to the forefront, keeping DOE-EM management informed and engaged such that they fully understand risk impact. Use of the Technical Risk Rating and criteria during reviews provides the Federal Project Directors the opportunity to openly discuss the most significant risks and assists in the management of technical risks across the portfolio of DOE-EM projects. Technical Risk Ratings can be applied to all projects in government and private industry. This paper will present the methodology and criteria for Technical Risk Ratings, and provide specific examples from DOE-EM projects.

Cercy, M; Ronald Fayfich, R; Steven P Schneider, S

2008-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

489

A risk assessment software tool for evaluating potential risks to human health and the environment  

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The Ecology and National Environmental Policy Act Division (END), is providing a sitewide evaluation of alternative strategies for the final disposition of the Rocky Flats Plant material inventory. This analysis is known as the Systems Engineering Analysis (SEA) for the Rocky Flats Plant. The primary intent of the SEA is to support the Rocky Flats Plant decision-making. As part of the SEA project, a risk assessment software tool has been developed which will assist in the analysis by providing an evaluation of potential risks to human health and the environment for the purpose of augmenting future decisions at the site.

Drendel, G. [ICF/Kaiser, Lakewood, CO (United States); Jones, M.; Shain, D. [EG & G Rocky Flats, Inc., Golden, CO (United States); Allen, B.; Gentry, R.; Shipp, A.; Van Landingham, C. [ICF Kaiser, Ruston, LA (United States)

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

490

Radiation risk perception and public information  

SciTech Connect

We as Health Physicists face what, at many times, appears to be a hopeless task. The task simply stated is informing the public about the risks (or lack thereof) of radiation. Unfortunately, the public has perceived radiation risks to be much greater than they actually are. An example of this problem is shown in a paper by Arthur C. Upton. Three groups of people -- the League of Women Voters, students, and Business and Professional Club members -- were asked to rank 30 sources of risk according to their contribution to the number of deaths in the United States. Not surprisingly, they ranked nuclear power much higher and medical x-rays much lower than the actual values. In addition to the perception problem, we are faced with another hurdle: health physicists as communicators. Members of the Health Physics Society (HPS) found that the communication styles of most health physicists appear to be dissimilar to those of the general public. These authors administered the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to the HPS Baltimore-Washington Chapter. This test, a standardized test for psychological type developed by Isabel Myers, ask questions that provide a quantitative measure of our natural preferences in four areas. Assume that you as a health physicist have the necessary skills to communicate information about radiation to the public. Health physicists do nothing with these tools. Most people involved in radiation protection do not get involved with public information activies. What I will attempt to do is heighten your interest in such activities. I will share information about public information activities in which I have been involved and give you suggestions for sources of information and materials. 2 refs., 1 tab.

Boggs-Mayes, C.J.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

491

Balancing the benefits of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and the risks of methylmercury exposure from fish consumption  

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, are the subject of much ongoing research.8­13 nure_415 493..508 Affiliations: KR Mahaffey (deceased) was formerly

Sunderland, Elsie M.

492

Asymmetric responses, risk seeking and internet bubble  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

We measure internet bubbles to verify the existence and evaporation of the internet bubble in early 2000. Then, we compare investor responses to internet stocks with those to traditional stocks to find how the internet bubble formed. Empirical results confirm that the internet bubble existed between 1998 and 1999, but began to evaporate in early 2000. Further, we find that the internet bubble formed due to investors' irrational overreaction to internet firms' positive outlooks and underreaction to internet firms' negative outlooks relative to their reactions to traditional firms. This finding supports our hypotheses that asset bubbles formed due to investors' extreme risk-seeking asymmetric responses to good and bad information.

Jaehan Koh; Bin Wang; Lai C. Liu; Kai S. Koong

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

RISK ESTIMATION AND DECISION-MAKING: IMPLICATIONS OF THE 1980 BEIR-III REPORT  

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be applied to concepts of acceptable risk and protection oflevel at which the risk is acceptable both to the individual

Fabrikant, J.I.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Geologic carbon sequestration as a global strategy to mitigate CO2 emissions: Sustainability and environmental risk  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

an informed decision about acceptable risks and costs of theassociated environmental risks are acceptable or not to the

Oldenburg, C.M.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

NETL: Carbon Storage - Simulation and Risk Assessment Focus Area  

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Simulation and Risk Assessment Simulation and Risk Assessment Carbon Storage Simulation and Risk Assessment Focus Area The Simulation and Risk Assessment Focus Area is an integrated effort to develop advanced simulation models of the subsurface and integrate the results into a risk assessment that includes both technical and programmatic risks. As the simulation models are refined with new data, the uncertainty surrounding the identified risks decreases, which in turn provides a more accurate risk assessment and mitigation plan for each project site. Both qualitative and quantitative protocols will be developed to ensure the safe and permanent storage of carbon dioxide (CO2). Results from the simulation models will be incorporated into risk assessments on a project-by-project basis and on a larger basin-scale. As carbon capture and storage (CCS) becomes deployed in major basins, macro model results will be needed to manage reservoirs for pressure management, plume migration, and potential risks of multiple CO2 injection projects across the basin.

496

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Using previous public testimony to prepare risk messages  

SciTech Connect

People need a sense of control over their own lives, but they sometimes feel that they do not have that control when faced with a risk such as that posed by a nuclear power reactor or an incinerator for radioactive waste. Agencies communicating the risk must understand the fears of stakeholders (the people who share in the risk) and try to address those fears. The Emergency Response and Community Right to Know Act, Title 3 of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), is a broad risk communication statute that ensures that the information is available through statutes, public hearings, and the media. To arrive at a decision about a risk concerning them and thereby achieve a sense of control, stakeholders must have access to the information about a decision and then must understand it. Their task is seemingly simple: they only have to use their rights under Title 3 to find information on a risk, act on the information, and make an informed choice about the risk. One way that agencies can help the stakeholders maneuver through the maze of regulations governing a risk and communicating the risk itself is through public hearings that actively seek the involvement of the stakeholders. This report suggests items that should be included in the risk message.

Durbin, M.E.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Hydrogen quantitative risk assessment workshop proceedings.  

SciTech Connect

The Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) Toolkit Introduction Workshop was held at Energetics on June 11-12. The workshop was co-hosted by Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) and HySafe, the International Association for Hydrogen Safety. The objective of the workshop was twofold: (1) Present a hydrogen-specific methodology and toolkit (currently under development) for conducting QRA to support the development of codes and standards and safety assessments of hydrogen-fueled vehicles and fueling stations, and (2) Obtain feedback on the needs of early-stage users (hydrogen as well as potential leveraging for Compressed Natural Gas [CNG], and Liquefied Natural Gas [LNG]) and set priorities for %E2%80%9CVersion 1%E2%80%9D of the toolkit in the context of the commercial evolution of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). The workshop consisted of an introduction and three technical sessions: Risk Informed Development and Approach; CNG/LNG Applications; and Introduction of a Hydrogen Specific QRA Toolkit.

Groth, Katrina M.; Harris, Aaron P.

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

499

A Risk-Based Sensor Placement Methodology  

SciTech Connect

A sensor placement methodology is proposed to solve the problem of optimal location of sensors or detectors to protect population against the exposure to and effects of known and/or postulated chemical, biological, and/or radiological threats. Historical meteorological data are used to characterize weather conditions as wind speed and direction pairs with the percentage of occurrence of the pairs over the historical period. The meteorological data drive atmospheric transport and dispersion modeling of the threats, the results of which are used to calculate population at risk against standard exposure levels. Sensor locations are determined via a dynamic programming algorithm where threats captured or detected by sensors placed in prior stages are removed from consideration in subsequent stages. Moreover, the proposed methodology provides a quantification of the marginal utility of each additional sensor or detector. Thus, the criterion for halting the iterative process can be the number of detectors available, a threshold marginal utility value, or the cumulative detection of a minimum factor of the total risk value represented by all threats.

Lee, Ronald W [ORNL; Kulesz, James J [ORNL

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

500

A toolbox for health risk related decisions  

SciTech Connect

Development efforts since the late 1970s have resulted in a generalized method for ranking health hazards. This method provides the basis for a wide range of applications where decisions are needed for allocating resources on the basis of health risk considerations. It has been used for more than a decade to solve real problems, and it is supported by 23 publications in the open literature. The diversity of this generalized methodology allows us to provide support in a great number of problem areas. we give four examples in this manuscript: the relative toxicities of petroleum mixtures; a method to derive Emergency Response Planning Guides; an estimate of the possible carcinogenic potency of tungsten, an alternative material to depleted uranium for heavy armor penetrators; and an approach to low dose extrapolation. Our experience suggests that many more applications of the original concept and variations on it can be of utility in military situations. Some potentially fruitful areas may be in the: development of a health-risk-ranking system for alternative solutions to manufacturing, waste management, and remediation; provision of a basis for identifying levels of hazardous agents which are below health concerns, or which should be of concern; development of a framework for evaluating chemicals and radioactive materials on the same basis, and in the development of a battery of in vitro bioassays which could take the place of long-term whole animal tests.

Easterly, C.E.; Jones, T.D.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z