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NAQSAT National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool NAQSAT National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool  

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NAQSAT National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool NAQSAT National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool Air Quality Assessment Tool For Livestock Producers & Advisors #12;NAQSAT The National Air Quality Dairymen National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool Benefits for Producers · Voluntarily and securely assess

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Perceptual Video Quality Assessment Tool.  

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??Subjective video quality is a subjective characteristic of video quality. It is concerned with how a video is perceived by the viewer and designates his… (more)

Dhakal, Prabesh; Tiwari, Prabhat

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EM Quality Assurance Assessment Schedule FY 2010  

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Attached for planning and coordination purposes is the updated Quality Assurance (QA) assessment schedule for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2010.

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Dyke quality assessment by remote sensing  

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1 RSDYK Dyke quality assessment by remote sensing and geological information Robert Hack Flood Solutions for smart flood control 15 Oct 2009 2Reeuwijk - Hack #12;2 RSDYKRSDYK Quality assessment of dykes from remote sensing in combination with l i l k l dgeological knowledge 15 Oct 2009 3Reeuwijk - Hack

Hack, Robert

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Image Utility Assessment and a Relationship with Image Quality Assessment  

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Image Utility Assessment and a Relationship with Image Quality Assessment David M. Rouse , Romuald information to humans, and this paper investigates the utility assessment task, where human observers evaluate the usefulness of a natural image as a surrogate for a reference. Current QA algorithms implicitly assess utility

Hemami, Sheila S.

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SEASONAL RECLAIMED WATER QUALITY; AN ASSESSMENT OFQUALITY; AN ASSESSMENT OF  

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and disinfect anyy microorganisms that may be present The majority of Recycled water produced in ArizonaSEASONAL RECLAIMED WATER QUALITY; AN ASSESSMENT OFQUALITY; AN ASSESSMENT OF BIOLOGICAL VARIABILITY Ch h M R k Ph D W t Q lit S i li tChannah M. Rock, Ph.D., Water Quality Specialist James Walworth, Ph

Fay, Noah

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Assessment of Research Quality Institute for Biodiversity  

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Assessment of Research Quality Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics January 2007 Faculty of Science #12;Evaluation report Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics Universiteit of the Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) was one

van Rooij, Robert

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Quality Assessment of Biodiesel and Biodiesel Blends | Department...  

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Quality Assessment of Biodiesel and Biodiesel Blends Quality Assessment of Biodiesel and Biodiesel Blends The results of a quality survey of B20 fuel in the United States were...

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An integrated perspective on assessing agricultural air quality  

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An integrated perspective on assessing agricultural air quality Viney P. Aneja* Department. In this paper, we summarise an integrated assessment framework for studying the agricultural air quality issues air quality; air emissions; air pollution; ammonia; animal feeding operations; biogeochemical cycles

Niyogi, Dev

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Assessment of Indoor Air Quality Benefits and Energy Costs of  

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Assessment of Indoor Air Quality Benefits and Energy Costs of Mechanical Ventilation J.M.Logue1,P.H. Sherman, B.C. Singer, Assessment of Indoor Air Quality Benefits and Energy Costs of Mechanical Ventilation; LBNL-4945E #12;Logue et al., Assessment of Indoor Air Quality Benefits and Energy Costs of Mechanical

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EM Quality Assurance Assessment Schedule FY 2010  

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DR. STFDlN L. KRAHN DR. STFDlN L. KRAHN DEPUTY ASSlS SAFETY ENVIRONhtENTAL MANAGEMENT SUBJECT: U p d a t e d F i Year 2010 Environmental Mmagemmt Quality Assurance Assessment Schedule AWhed for planuing and coordination purposes is t h e updated Ql&ty Amtrance {OA) asesmmt schedule for the remainder of fiscal year $Y) 2010. . - , The schedule is organized per the various types of QA asmmum@ that will k led by the Office of S t a n e and Quality Assurance (EM-23) or the Field elements. Please provide your feedbadc on the suggested self-atxwssment dates by Monday, Apd 12,2010 (item 2, below). Tht scope a n d tim'mg of plaoned asseasments are designed to be relevant, timely, and & I value to enhaace QA performame of specific projects. EM-23 has developed the attached oversight prioritization methodology plan that takes into

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Speech Recognizer Quality Assessment for Linguistic Engineering (SQALE)  

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of the algorithm to a given language. THE ASSESSMENT PARADIGM The ARPA Speech and Natural Language programme whichSpeech Recognizer Quality Assessment for Linguistic Engineering (SQALE) Lori F. Lamel LIMSI Quality Assessment for Linguistic Engineering) is to exper- iment with establishing an evaluation paradigm

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Dyke quality assessment by remote sensing Robert Hack  

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FC2015 RSDYK Dyke quality assessment by remote sensing Robert Hack 14-Apr-09 1FC2015-RSDYK - Hack Robert Hack #12;Pilot project: RSDYK2008 Trial to establish whether remote sensing in combination-Apr-09 2FC2015-RSDYK - Hack #12;Test sites in Reeuwijk ­ Zuid Holland (map: Routenet-Routeplan, http

Hack, Robert

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Natural scene statistics based blind image quality assessment in spatial domain.  

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??We propose a natural scene statistic based quality assessment model Refer- enceless Image Spatial QUality Evaluator (RISQUE) which extracts marginal statistics of local normalized luminance… (more)

Mittal, Anish

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assessing health-related quality Sample...  

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trials in Summary: issues in assessing health-related quality of life of colorectal cancer patients in randomised controlled... , Molica S , Holzner B . Health-related quality...

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Grid Simulator for Power Quality Assessment of Micro-Grids  

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1 Grid Simulator for Power Quality Assessment of Micro-Grids Joaqu´in Eloy-Garc´iaa , Juan C-to-back to a 380 V three-phase grid and feeding a micro-grid composed of two inverter interfaced distributed of the simulator. Finally, a case study is presented by testing a micro-grid. Index Terms Grid Simulator, Power

Vasquez, Juan Carlos

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The Groundwater Performance Assessment Project Quality Assurance Plan  

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has monitored groundwater on the Hanford Site since the 1940s to help determine what chemical and radiological contaminants have made their way into the groundwater. As regulatory requirements for monitoring increased in the 1980s, there began to be some overlap between various programs. DOE established the Groundwater Performance Assessment Project (groundwater project) in 1996 to ensure protection of the public and the environment while improving the efficiency of monitoring activities. The groundwater project is designed to support all groundwater monitoring needs at the site, eliminate redundant sampling and analysis, and establish a cost-effective hierarchy for groundwater monitoring activities. This document provides the quality assurance guidelines that will be followed by the groundwater project. This QA Plan is based on the QA requirements of DOE Order 414.1C, Quality Assurance, and 10 CFR 830, Subpart A--General Provisions/Quality Assurance Requirements as delineated in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Standards-Based Management System. In addition, the groundwater project is subject to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Requirements for Quality Assurance Project Plans (EPA/240/B-01/003, QA/R-5). The groundwater project has determined that the Hanford Analytical Services Quality Assurance Requirements Documents (HASQARD, DOE/RL-96-68) apply to portions of this project and to the subcontractors. HASQARD requirements are discussed within applicable sections of this plan.

Luttrell, Stuart P.

2006-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Soil bioassays as tools for sludge compost quality assessment  

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Composting is a waste management technology that is becoming more widespread as a response to the increasing production of sewage sludge and the pressure for its reuse in soil. In this study, different bioassays (plant germination, earthworm survival, biomass and reproduction, and collembolan survival and reproduction) were assessed for their usefulness in the compost quality assessment. Compost samples, from two different composting plants, were taken along the composting process, which were characterized and submitted to bioassays (plant germination and collembolan and earthworm performance). Results from our study indicate that the noxious effects of some of the compost samples observed in bioassays are related to the low organic matter stability of composts and the enhanced release of decomposition endproducts, with the exception of earthworms, which are favored. Plant germination and collembolan reproduction inhibition was generally associated with uncomposted sludge, while earthworm total biomass and reproduction were enhanced by these materials. On the other hand, earthworm and collembolan survival were unaffected by the degree of composting of the wastes. However, this pattern was clear in one of the composting procedures assessed, but less in the other, where the release of decomposition endproducts was lower due to its higher stability, indicating the sensitivity and usefulness of bioassays for the quality assessment of composts.

Domene, Xavier, E-mail: x.domene@creaf.uab.es [Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF), Facultat de Ciencies i Biociencies, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Valles, 08193 Barcelona (Spain); Sola, Laura; Ramirez, Wilson; Alcaniz, Josep M.; Andres, Pilar [Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF), Facultat de Ciencies i Biociencies, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Valles, 08193 Barcelona (Spain)

2011-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Sediment Quality Triad Assessment in Kachemak Bay: Characterization of Soft Bottom Benthic Habitats and  

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Sediment Quality Triad Assessment in Kachemak Bay: Characterization of Soft Bottom Benthic Habitats. Sediment Quality Triad Assessment in Kachemak Bay: Characterization of Soft Bottom Benthic Habitats and Contaminant Bioeffects Assessment. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 104. 170pp. #12;iii Sediment Quality

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SCIENTIFIC NOTE Variations in daily quality assurance dosimetry from device  

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SCIENTIFIC NOTE Variations in daily quality assurance dosimetry from device levelling, feet procedures are an essential part of radiotherapy medical physics. Devices such as the Sun Nuclear, DQA3 are effective tools for analysis of daily dosimetry including flatness, symmetry, energy, field size and central

Yu, K.N.

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Sub-AQUA: real-value quality assessment of protein structure models  

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Sub-AQUA: real-value quality assessment of protein structure models Yifeng David Yang1, Preston of Natural Science, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea, 3 Department of Computer Science, College of Science developed quality assessment methods, which predict real value of the global and local quality of protein

Kihara, Daisuke

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Vol. 6, No. 9, 2007 Rule-based Assessment of Test Quality  

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Vol. 6, No. 9, 2007 Rule-based Assessment of Test Quality Stefan Reichhart,Tudor G^irba Software tests) help the developer to assure code quality and to detect possible bugs and flaws: Stefan Reichhart: Rule-based Assessment of Test Quality, in Journal of Object Technology, Special Issue

Ducasse, Stéphane

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OBJECTIVE QUALITY ASSESSMENT FOR IMAGE SUPER-RESOLUTION: A NATURAL SCENE STATISTICS APPROACH  

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OBJECTIVE QUALITY ASSESSMENT FOR IMAGE SUPER-RESOLUTION: A NATURAL SCENE STATISTICS APPROACH assessment methods are useful and reliable, but are expensive, time-consuming, and difficult to be embedded attempts to de- velop an objective quality assessment method of a given resolution- enhanced image using

Wang, Zhou

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assess water quality Sample Search Results  

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... 33 DIRECT ASSESSMENT OF CONTAMINANT LOAD INTO WATERWAYS LCA APPROACH TO WATER QUALITY... to change policy. UNEP established the WaFNE Project in...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assessing water quality Sample Search Results  

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... 33 DIRECT ASSESSMENT OF CONTAMINANT LOAD INTO WATERWAYS LCA APPROACH TO WATER QUALITY... to change policy. UNEP established the WaFNE Project in...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assess sediment quality Sample Search Results  

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ASSESSMENT OF CONTAMINATED FLUVIAL SEDIMENTS EROSION RISK AND ECOLOGICAL HAZARD Summary: bulk density profiles (-ray densiometer) vertical profiles of sediment quality...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - assessment air quality Sample Search Results  

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the published version available August 2005. Improving Emission Inventories for Summary: Air Quality Management Across North America -- A NARSTO Assessment -- Table of Contents...

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The Groundwater Performance Assessment Project Quality Assurance Plan  

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This document provides the quality assurance guidelines that will be followed by the groundwater project.

Walker, Thomas G.

2005-01-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Delivery quality assurance with ArcCHECK  

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Radiation therapy requires delivery quality assurance (DQA) to ensure that treatment is accurate and closely follows the plan. We report our experience with the ArcCHECK phantom and investigate its potential optimization for the DQA process. One-hundred seventy DQA plans from 84 patients were studied. Plans were classified into 2 groups: those with the target situated on the diodes of the ArcCHECK (D plans) and those with the target situated at the center (C plans). Gamma pass rates for 8 target sites were examined. The parameters used to analyze the data included 3%/3 mm with the Van Dyk percent difference criteria (VD) on, 3%/3 mm with the VD off, 2%/2 mm with the VD on, and x/3 mm with the VD on and the percentage dosimetric agreement “x” for diode plans adjusted. D plans typically displayed maximum planned dose (MPD) on the cylindrical surface containing ArcCHECK diodes than center plans, resulting in inflated gamma pass rates. When this was taken into account by adjusting the percentage dosimetric agreement, C plans outperformed D plans by an average of 3.5%. ArcCHECK can streamline the DQA process, consuming less time and resources than radiographic films. It is unnecessary to generate 2 DQA plans for each patient; a single center plan will suffice. Six of 8 target sites consistently displayed pass rates well within our acceptance criteria; the lesser performance of head and neck and spinal sites can be attributed to marginally lower doses and increased high gradient of plans.

Neilson, Christopher; Klein, Michael; Barnett, Rob [London Regional Cancer Program, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario (Canada); Yartsev, Slav, E-mail: slav.yartsev@lhsc.on.ca [London Regional Cancer Program, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario (Canada)

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GRR/Section 15-AK-a - Air Quality Assessment Process | Open Energy  

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GRR/Section 15-AK-a - Air Quality Assessment Process GRR/Section 15-AK-a - Air Quality Assessment Process < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Section 15-AK-a - Air Quality Assessment Process 15AKAAirQualityAssessmentProcess.pdf Click to View Fullscreen Contact Agencies Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Regulations & Policies Alaska Statutes Alaska Statute Title 46 Alaska Administrative Code 18 AAC 50 Air Quality Regulations 40 CFR 71 Operating Permits Triggers None specified Click "Edit With Form" above to add content 15AKAAirQualityAssessmentProcess.pdf Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range.

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Reduced-Reference Image Quality Assessment Using A Wavelet-Domain Natural Image Statistic Model  

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Reduced-Reference Image Quality Assessment Using A Wavelet-Domain Natural Image Statistic Model information about the reference images. In this paper, we propose an RR image quality assessment method based on a natural image statistic model in the wavelet transform domain. We use the Kullback-Leibler distance

Wang, Zhou

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Assessing Ozone and PM2.5 Air Quality Data for use with  

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Assessing Ozone and PM2.5 Air Quality Data for use with Asthma and Cardiovascular Disease Data of different methods of generating air quality data that could be used routinely in an EPHT Network. · The project will help us understand and improve the air quality data needed for a sustainable EPHT network

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Ensemble operational air quality assessments in Europe Improving modeling platforms with statistical analysis  

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Ensemble operational air quality assessments in Europe ­ Improving modeling platforms. For regional air quality, seven regional modeling teams combine state-of-the-art atmospheric modeling the ensemble or a unique model. Keywords: Air quality, modeling system, ensemble approach, validation

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Quality Guidline for Cost Estimation Methodology for NETL Assessments...  

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Energy Technology Laboratory Office of Program Performance and Benefits 2 Power Plant Cost Estimation Methodology Quality Guidelines for Energy System Studies April 2011...

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Water Use and Quality Assessment | Argonne National Laboratory  

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energy security and climate change, and not on the possible effects increased biofuel production may have on the quality and quantity of local and regional freshwater...

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Water quality assessment of the Rio Conchos, Chihuahua, Mexico  

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A baseline study was conducted to evaluate the overall quality of the Rio Conchos (Chihuahua, Mexico) and to identify those chemical parameters that can best represent the water quality in different segments of the river. Chemical analyses included the measurement of 62 elements at more than 100 sampling stations along the river, in addition to conventional field analyses (e.g., pH, conductivity). Concentrations of these elements are reported and water quality indicators were identified. Based on the element concentration patterns, the segment of the river in which the water quality is most endangered corresponds to that receiving irrigation drain returns near the confluence of the Rio San Pedro. Self-cleaning and dilution processes account for the improvement in water quality observed as the Rio Conchos approaches the Rio Grande.

Gutierrez, M. [Southwest Missouri State Univ., Springfield, MO (United States). Dept. of Geography] [Southwest Missouri State Univ., Springfield, MO (United States). Dept. of Geography; Borrego, P. [Univ. of Texas, El Paso, TX (United States). Dept. of Geological Sciences] [Univ. of Texas, El Paso, TX (United States). Dept. of Geological Sciences

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radioanalytical Data Quality Objectives and Measurement Quality Objectives during a Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center Response  

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During the early and intermediate phases of a nuclear or radiological incident, the Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC) collects environmental samples that are analyzed by organizations with radioanalytical capability. Resources dedicated to quality assurance (QA) activities must be sufficient to assure that appropriate radioanalytical measurement quality objectives (MQOs) and assessment data quality objectives (DQOs) are met. As the emergency stabilizes, QA activities will evolve commensurate with the need to reach appropriate DQOs. The MQOs represent a compromise between precise analytical determinations and the timeliness necessary for emergency response activities. Minimum detectable concentration (MDC), lower limit of detection, and critical level tests can all serve as measurements reflecting the MQOs. The relationship among protective action guides (PAGs), derived response levels (DRLs), and laboratory detection limits is described. The rationale used to determine the appropriate laboratory detection limit is described.

E. C. Nielsen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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GRR/Section 15 - Air Quality Assessment Process | Open Energy Information  

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Page Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon » GRR/Section 15 - Air Quality Assessment Process < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Section 15 - Air Quality Assessment Process 15AirQualityAssessmentProcess.pdf Click to View Fullscreen Contact Agencies United States Environmental Protection Agency Regulations & Policies Clean Air Act (42 USC 1857 et seq.) Triggers None specified Click "Edit With Form" above to add content 15AirQualityAssessmentProcess.pdf Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Flowchart Narrative The Clean Air Act is the law that defines EPA's responsibilities for

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Semi-annual report of the Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management quality assessment program  

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This report presents the results from the soil inorganic analysis of the 45th set of environmental quality assessment samples (QAP XLV) that were received on or before December 2, 1996.

Sanderson, C.G.; Greenlaw, P.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Video quality assessment using a statistical model of human visual speed perception  

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Motion is one of the most important types of information contained in natural video, but direct use of motion information in the design of video quality assessment algorithms has not...

Wang, Zhou; Li, Qiang

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of techniques for rapidly assessing the local air quality impacts of airports  

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The combustion of fossil fuels for aviation activity harms air quality and human health near airports through the production of PM2.5. Currently, dispersion models can assess these local-scale (distances ~10 km) impacts, ...

Lee, Gideon (Gideon Luther)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sediment quality triad assessment survey of the Galveston Bay, Texas system  

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To characterize the quality of sediments at key sites in the Galveston Bay Estuary, sediment samples were collected concurrently for chemical and physical analyses, toxicity testing and an assessment of benthi...

R. Scott Carr; Duane C. Chapman; Cynthia L. Howard; James M. Biedenbach

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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METHODOLOGY ARTICLE Open Access Quality assessment of protein model-structures  

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similar to proteins functionally similar to the prediction target. Whereas DALI is used to measure structure similarity, protein functional similarity is quantified using standardized and hierarchical model quality assessment method, the other is its modification, which provides a relative measure

Nebel, Jean-Christophe

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Lake Whitney Comprehensive Water Quality Assessment, Phase 1B- Physical and Biological Assessment (USDOE)  

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Baylor University Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR) has conducted a phased, comprehensive evaluation of Lake Whitney to determine its suitability for use as a regional water supply reservoir. The area along the Interstate 35 corridor between Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex and the Waco / Temple Centroplex represents one of the fastest growth areas in the State of Texas and reliable water supplies are critical to sustainable growth. Lake Whitney is situated midway between these two metropolitan areas. Currently, the City of Whitney as well as all of Bosque and Hill counties obtain their potable water from the Trinity Sands aquifer. Additionally, parts of the adjoining McLennan and Burleson counties utilize the Trinity sands aquifer system as a supplement to their surface water supplies. Population growth coupled with increasing demands on this aquifer system in both the Metroplex and Centroplex have resulted in a rapid depletion of groundwater in these rural areas. The Lake Whitney reservoir represents both a potentially local and regional solution for an area experiencing high levels of growth. Because of the large scope of this project as well as the local, regional and national implications, we have designed a multifaceted approach that will lead to the solution of numerous issues related to the feasibility of using Lake Whitney as a water resource to the region. Phase IA (USEPA, QAPP Study Elements 1-4) of this research focused on the physical limnology of the reservoir (bathymetry and fine scale salinity determination) and develops hydrodynamic watershed and reservoir models to evaluate how salinity would be expected to change with varying hydrologic and climatic factors. To this end, we implemented a basic water quality modeling program in collaboration with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to add to the developing long-term database on Lake Whitney. Finally, we conducted an initial assessment of knowledge of watershed and water quality related issues by local residents and stakeholders of Lake Whitney and design an intervention educational program to address any deficiencies discovered. Phase IA was funded primarily from EPA Cooperative Agreement X7-9769 8901-0. Phase IC (USEPA, QAPP Study Element 5) of this research focused on the ambient toxicity of the reservoir with respect to periodic blooms of golden algae. Phase IC was funded primarily from Cooperative Agreement EM-96638001. Phase 1B (USDOE, Study Elements 6-11) complemented work being done via EPA funding on study elements 1-5 and added five new study elements: 6) Salinity Transport in the Brazos Watershed to Lake Whitney; 7) Bacterial Assessment; 8) Organic Contaminant Analysis on Lake Whitney; 9) Plankton Photosynthesis; 10) Lake Whitney Resident Knowledge Assessment; and 11) Engineering Scoping Perspective: Recommendations for Use.

Doyle, Robert D; Byars, Bruce W

2009-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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AESTHETIC QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF CONSUMER PHOTOS WITH FACES Congcong Li1  

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of a photo is a challenging area in visual computing. Previous works study the aesthetic quality assessment- siderable attention [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. In these existing works, color, composition, and other general features [3, 5]. However, the dramatic proliferation of consumer photos calls for quality analysis de- signed

Chen, Tsuhan

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Integrated assessment of quality of supply in future electricity networks   

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Although power system reliability analysis is a mature research area, there is a renewed interest in updating available network models and formulating improved reliability assessment procedures. The main driver of this ...

Hernando Gil, Ignacio

2014-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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The role of Health Impact Assessment in the setting of air quality standards: An Australian perspective  

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The approaches used for setting or reviewing air quality standards vary from country to country. The purpose of this research was to consider the potential to improve decision-making through integration of HIA into the processes to review and set air quality standards used in Australia. To assess the value of HIA in this policy process, its strengths and weaknesses were evaluated aligned with review of international processes for setting air quality standards. Air quality standard setting programmes elsewhere have either used HIA or have amalgamated and incorporated factors normally found within HIA frameworks. They clearly demonstrate the value of a formalised HIA process for setting air quality standards in Australia. The following elements should be taken into consideration when using HIA in standard setting. (a) The adequacy of a mainly technical approach in current standard setting procedures to consider social determinants of health. (b) The importance of risk assessment criteria and information within the HIA process. The assessment of risk should consider equity, the distribution of variations in air quality in different locations and the potential impacts on health. (c) The uncertainties in extrapolating evidence from one population to another or to subpopulations, especially the more vulnerable, due to differing environmental factors and population variables. (d) The significance of communication with all potential stakeholders on issues associated with the management of air quality. In Australia there is also an opportunity for HIA to be used in conjunction with the NEPM to develop local air quality standard measures. The outcomes of this research indicated that the use of HIA for air quality standard setting at the national and local levels would prove advantageous. -- Highlights: • Health Impact Assessment framework has been applied to a policy development process. • HIA process was evaluated for application in air quality standard setting. • Advantages of HIA in the air quality standard setting process are demonstrated.

Spickett, Jeffery, E-mail: J.Spickett@curtin.edu.au [WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment (Australia) [WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment (Australia); Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia (Australia); Katscherian, Dianne [WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment (Australia) [WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment (Australia); Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia (Australia); Harris, Patrick [CHETRE — UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales (Australia)] [CHETRE — UNSW Research Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales (Australia)

2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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P. MAURICE, Ergonomic indicators for collaborative robotics Experimental assessment of the quality of ergonomic  

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P. MAURICE, Ergonomic indicators for collaborative robotics Experimental assessment of the quality of ergonomic indicators for collaborative robotics computed using a digital human model P. MAURICE*, Y. MEASSON of objects by both a robot and a person. Designing these robots requires to assess the ergonomic benefit

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Users manual for SERI QC software assessing the quality of solar radiation data  

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This manual describes the procedures and software for assessing the quality of solar radiation data. This does not constitute quality control because quality control must take place during the preparations for data collection (selection, calibration, and installation of instruments), during the measurement process, and during the transmission (if any) and recording of the numerical values. Once the data are recorded, only quality assessment can be performed. If quality assessment is performed in real time or soon after the measurement process is completed, it can provide input to control the quality of future measurements. Furthermore, quality assessment can be used for quality control if data judged to be bad are deleted and/or modified. We do not subscribe to these actions because the deletion or modification of data destroys information that might be useful to the user. For example, if an instrument has gone through a gradual failure and all of the data that fail quality assessment criteria are deleted or modified, the user of the data may not be able to detect what was happening and will not question the accuracy of other data collected before the instrument completely failed. Therefore, the SERI QC procedures and software do not delete or modify data. Instead, flags are set to inform the user of any departure of the data from expected values. These flags indicate the magnitude and direction of such departures. For the flags to communicate as much information as possible, this manual attempts to identify and explain the probable causes of various flags. However, we cannot overemphasize the following: Flags only indicate that data do or do not fall within expected ranges. This does not mean that the data that the data are or are not valid.

none,

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A practical approach to the assessment of quality in use of corporate web sites  

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Abstract The paper presents a practical approach to web site quality, based on a novel perspective that considers the relationships between the web site and its stakeholders. This perspective leads to identify four fundamental concepts of quality: final quality, quality in use, basic quality and internal quality. This paper focuses on quality in use, and proposes a new quality model including a well structured and balanced set of characteristics and sub-characteristics, which aim at capturing the main dimensions that impact on the quality of a web site. The distinction between actual and expected quality is then introduced and a practical assessment methodology for expected quality (EQ-EVAL) is proposed, which employs expert evaluators instead of actual users in order to make the evaluation less expensive, without sacrificing, however, accuracy and reliability. The results of the application of the methodology in the evaluation of a sample set of corporate web sites are finally discussed, showing how the model and the methodology can indeed meet the stated requirements.

Daniela Fogli; Giovanni Guida

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air quality modelling as a supplementary assessment method in the framework of the European Air Quality Directive  

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According to the European Air Quality (AQ) Directive, member states must annually report their AQ to the European Commission (EC). This report can be based on modelling data if the concentration levels do not exceed the established lower assessment thresholds (LAT), or on combined data from modelling and monitoring systems (supplementary assessment methods) if concentrations levels are below the upper assessment threshold (UAT). This work presents and applies a methodology that combines air pollutant concentration values from monitored data and from a numerical modelling system to deliver AQ information for Portugal in 2010. This methodology produces improved information, especially for areas where the amount of fixed monitoring stations is sparse or non-existent, allowing obtaining a better and broader overview of the AQ in Portugal to support AQ reporting to the European Commission.

I. Ribeiro; A. Monteiro; A.P. Fernandes; A.C. Monteiro; M. Lopes; C. Borrego; A.I. Miranda

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Semi-annual report of the Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, Quality Assessment Program  

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This report presents the results from the analysis of the 44th set of environmental quality assessment samples (QAP XLIV) that were received on or before June 3, 1996. The QAP is designed to test the quality of environmental measurements being reported to the Department of Energy by it`s contractors. Since 1976, samples have been prepared and analyzed by the Environmental measurements Laboratory.

Sanderson, C.G.; Greenlaw, P.

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality of Supply in Energy Regulation Measurement,Assessment and Experience from Norway  

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www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk E P R G W O R K IN G P A P E R N O N -T E C H N IC A L S U M M A R Y Quality of Supply in Energy Regulation Measurement, Assessment and Experience from Norway EPRG Working Paper EPRG 0920 Cambridge... in the perforrnace of the Norwegian electricity distribution utilities. Contact c.growitsch@wik.org Publication July 2009 Financial Support www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk Quality of Supply in Energy Regulation Measurement, Assessment...

Growitsch, Christian; Jamasb, Tooraj; Mueller, C; Wissner, M

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A Gis-based system for assessing marine water quality around offshore platforms  

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Abstract In this study, a GIS-based system (MWQ-FES) is developed for marine water quality assessment around offshore oil platforms. The developed method consists of a fuzzy risk assessment model, a eutrophication assessment module, a heavy metal assessment module, a dynamic database, the ArcGIS Engine, and a graphical user interface (GUI). The developed GIS-based GUI system integrates the fuzzy risk calculation, eutrophication risk assessment and heavy metal risk evaluation and both spatially and visually presents the results in the form of contour maps and color-coded maps that indicate the risk levels. The assessment modules analyze a large amount of data with both spatial and temporal distributions; these data are managed by the developed system. An application of the developed MWQ-FES to a real case study in China is presented in this study. The MWQ-FES produces risk maps that depict the spatial distribution of the integrated water quality index values, the eutrophication risk level and the heavy metal risk level in the study area. The primary factors that affect the water quality are subsequently examined using the visualized results. The results of the fuzzy risk assessment model show that the general water quality status in the study area was good in Oct. 2005, May 2006, and Sept. 2007, while fair water quality occurred in May 2007. For Oct. 2005, May 2006, and Sept. 2007, the eutrophication risk levels were oligotrophic, slightly eutrophic and mesotrophic, respectively. However, the eutrophication risk level at most of the sites in May 2007 was highly eutrophic. These findings agreed with previously reported water quality variations in the study area. The heavy metal risk level in the study area exhibited a slight risk during all four investigations. As for the ecological risk in the mariculture zone near the study area, the heavy metal risk exhibited a slight risk; the eutrophication risk level ranged from eutrophic to slightly mesotrophic. A comparison with previous environmental assessment results for the same study area confirms that the developed MWQ-FES can provide a better understanding of the distribution of the water quality status and ecological risk levels. Moreover, MWQ-FES can be a useful decision-support tool for marine water quality management.

Fang Lu; Zhi Chen; Wenquan Liu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Quality Assessment and Control for the ARM Climate Research Facility  

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The mission of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility is to provide observations of the earth climate system to the climate research community for the purpose of improving the understanding and representation, in climate and earth system models, of clouds and aerosols as well as their coupling with the Earth's surface. In order for ARM measurements to be useful toward this goal, it is important that the measurements are of a known and reasonable quality. The ARM data quality program includes several components designed to identify quality issues in near-real-time, track problems to solutions, assess more subtle long-term issues, and communicate problems to the user community.

Peppler, R

2012-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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ARM Data Quality Office … Real-Time Assessment of Instrument Performance  

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Data Quality Office Data Quality Office Real-Time Assessment of ARM Data *Ken Kehoe *Randy Peppler *Karen Sonntag *Terra Thompson *Nathan Hiers *Chris Schwarz Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK *Sean Moore ATK Mission Research, Santa Barbara, CA ARM Data Quality History Originally, each Site Scientist and Instrument Mentor was responsible for data quality analysis. This resulted in uneven treatment of instruments at the different ARM climate research facilities. The ARM Infrastructure Review in 1999 decided there was a need for a single data quality "czar" to oversee DQ activities for all sites. In response to this review the ARM DQO was established in July 2000 at The University of Oklahoma. ARM's goal is to provide the best data possible for scientific

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

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

Amgad Elmahdi; Assem Afify; Alaa Abdin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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From Chemical Risk Assessment to Environmental Quality Management: The Challenge for Soil Protection  

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In the 1960s there was considerable investment in wastewater treatment, and 1965 saw the first explicit national policy for water pollution prevention and control. ... Rothstein, H.; Irving, P.; Walden, T.; Yearsley, R. The risks of risk-based regulation: Insights from the environmental policy domain Environ. ... Risk assessment tools used in soil quality assessment include both political and scientific elements, which are often interwoven. ...

James Bone; Martin Head; David T. Jones; Declan Barraclough; Michael Archer; Catherine Scheib; Dee Flight; Paul Eggleton; Nikolaos Voulvoulis

2010-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of the Sandia Site Office Quality Assurance Assessment of the Manzano Nuclear Operations, January 2013  

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of the of the Sandia Site Office Quality Assurance Assessment of the Manzano Nuclear Operations January 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Scope.................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background ........................................................................................................................................... 1 4.0 Methodology ......................................................................................................................................... 2

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Assessment of Research Quality DENTAL RESEARCH IN THE NETHERLANDS 2001-2006  

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Assessment of Research Quality DENTAL RESEARCH IN THE NETHERLANDS 2001-2006 NOVEMBER 2007 #12;­ 1 by an international Review Committee of (i) dental research in the Netherlands in general; (ii) the evaluation of 19) as published by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), the Netherlands Organization

van Rooij, Robert

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Semi-annual report of the Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, Quality Assessment Program  

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This report presents the results from the analysis of the 43rd set of environmental quality assessment samples (QAP XLIII) that were received on or before December 1, 1995. This Quality Assessment Program (QAP) is designed to test the quality of the environmental measurements being reported to the Department of Energy by its contractors. Since 1976, real or synthetic environmental samples that have been prepared and thoroughly analyzed at the Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) have been distributed at first quarterly and then semi-annually to these contractors. Their results, which are returned to EML within 90 days, are compiled with EML`s results and are reported back to the participating contractors 30 days later. A summary of the reported results is available to the participants 2 days after the reporting deadline via a modem-telephone connection to the EML computer.

Sanderson, C.G.; Greenlaw, P.

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Semi-annual report of the Department of Energy Quality Assessment Program  

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This report presents the results from the analysis of the 35th set of environmental quality assessment samples (QAP XXXV) that were received on or before December 5, 1991. This Quality Assessment Program (QAP) is designed to test the quality of the environmental measurements being reported to the Department of Energy by its contractors. Since 1976, real or synthetic environmental samples that have been prepared and thoroughly analyzed at the Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) have been distributed at first quarterly and then semi-annually to these contractors. Their results, which are returned to EML within 90 days, are compiled with EML`s results and are reported back to the participating contractors 30 days later. A summary of the reported results is available to the participants 3 days after the reporting deadline via a modem-telephone connection to the EML computer.

Sanderson, C.G.; Scarpitta, S.C.

1992-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Semi-annual report of the Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, Quality Assessment Program  

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This report presents the results from the analysis of the 42st set of environmental quality assessment samples (QAP XLII) that were received on or before June 1, 1995. This Quality Assessment Program (QAP) is designed to test the quality of the environmental measurements being reported to the Department of Energy by its contractors. Since 1976, real or synthetic environmental samples that have been prepared and thoroughly analyzed at the Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) have been distributed at first quarterly and then semi-annually to these contractors. Their results, which are returned to EML within 90 days, are compiled with EML`s results and are reported back to the participating contractors 30 days later. A summary of the reported results is available to the participants 2 days after the reporting deadline via a modem-telephone connection to the EML computer.

Sanderson, C.G.; Greenlaw, P.; Pan, V.

1995-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Semi-annual report of the Department of Energy Quality Assessment Program  

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This report presents the results from the analysis of the 35th set of environmental quality assessment samples (QAP XXXV) that were received on or before December 5, 1991. This Quality Assessment Program (QAP) is designed to test the quality of the environmental measurements being reported to the Department of Energy by its contractors. Since 1976, real or synthetic environmental samples that have been prepared and thoroughly analyzed at the Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) have been distributed at first quarterly and then semi-annually to these contractors. Their results, which are returned to EML within 90 days, are compiled with EML's results and are reported back to the participating contractors 30 days later. A summary of the reported results is available to the participants 3 days after the reporting deadline via a modem-telephone connection to the EML computer.

Sanderson, C.G.; Scarpitta, S.C.

1992-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimates of Tracer-Based Piston-Flow Ages of Groundwater From Selected Sites: National Water-Quality Assessment  

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-Quality Assessment Program, 1992­2005 By Stephen R. Hinkle, Stephanie D. Shapiro, L. Niel Plummer, Eurybiades Busenberg, Peggy K. Widman, Gerolamo C. Casile, and Julian E. Wayland National Water-Quality Assessment materials contained within this report. Suggested citation: Hinkle, S.R., Shapiro, S.D., Plummer, L

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GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide Twelve Steps of a High-Quality Cost Estimating Process  

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GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide Twelve Steps of a High-Quality Cost Estimating Process Step Description Associated task 1 Define estimate's purpose Determine estimate's purpose, required level of detail, and overall scope; Determine who will receive the estimate 2 Develop estimating plan Determine the cost estimating team and develop its master schedule; Determine who will do the independent cost estimate; Outline the cost estimating approach; Develop the estimate timeline 3 Define program characteristics In a technical baseline description document, identify the program's

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Review of the Sandia Site Office Quality Assurance Assessment of the Manzano Nuclear Operations, January 2013  

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Review of the Review of the Sandia Site Office Quality Assurance Assessment of the Manzano Nuclear Operations January 2013 Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Office of Enforcement and Oversight Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy Table of Contents 1.0 Purpose ................................................................................................................................................. 1 2.0 Scope.................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.0 Background ........................................................................................................................................... 1 4.0 Methodology ......................................................................................................................................... 2

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Panama Canal Expansion Illustrates Need for Multimodal Near-Source Air Quality Assessment  

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Panama Canal Expansion Illustrates Need for Multimodal Near-Source Air Quality Assessment ... Expansion of the Panama Canal, with the third set of locks expected to be complete in 2015, is anticipated to catalyze change in the United States multimodal freight transportation sector. ... While past studies have evaluated the air impacts of individual sources, understanding the Panama Canal expansion effect requires consideration of multiple interacting sources and locations in parallel (Figure 1). ...

Gayle S. W. Hagler; Timothy M. Barzyk; Sue Kimbrough; Vlad Isakov; Paul Gagliano; Michelle S. Bergin; David D’Onofrio; Richard W. Baldauf; Chad R. Bailey

2013-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

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ELLIS, TIMOTHY ALAN. Assessing Nursery Quality for Southern Flounder, Paralichthys lethostigma, through Fish Energy Content and Habitat Abiotic Conditions. (Under the  

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habitat quality were compared: fish energy content and habitat abiotic conditions. The hypothesis habitat quality. When measured on appropriate temporal and spatial scales, total fish energy contentABSTRACT ELLIS, TIMOTHY ALAN. Assessing Nursery Quality for Southern Flounder, Paralichthys

Buckel, Jeffrey A.

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Semi-annual report of the Department of Energy, Operational Safety, Health and Environment Division: Quality Assessment Program  

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This report presents the results from the analysis of the 29th set of environmental quality assessment samples (QAP XXIX) that were received on or before December 2, 1988.

Sanderson, C.G.; Feiner, M.S.

1989-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Stormflow and Water Quality from Undisturbed and Site Prepared Forest Land in East Texas (Interim Report)  

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TR- 117 1981 Assessment of Stormflow and Water Quality from Undisturbed and Site Prepared Forest Land in East Texas, Interim Report M.G. DeHaven W.H. Blackburn R.W. Knight A.T. Weichert...

DeHaven, M. G.; Blackburn, W. H.; Knight, R. W.; Weichert, A. T.

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Preliminary assessment of the impact of commercial aircraft on local air quality in the U.S.  

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This thesis examines the impact of aircraft emissions on local air quality by performing two analyses: an assessment of U.S. commercial aircraft contribution to county budgets of primary pollutants in nonattainment areas, ...

Ratliff, Gayle L. (Gayle Lois)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of test specific sediment effect concentrations with marine sediment quality assessment guidelines  

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As part of NOAA`s National Status and Trends (NS and T) Bioeffects Assessment program and studies conducted by the National Biological Service, numerous sediment quality assessment surveys have recently been conducted along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the US using the sea urchin (Arbacia punctulata) fertilization and embryological development tests with pore water. Additional toxicity tests were also conducted in conjunction with most of these studies. The areas that have been sampled include Boston harbor, Massachusetts; Charleston Harbor, Winyah Bay, and Savannah River, South Carolina; St. Simon Sound, Georgia; Biscayne Bay, Tampa Bay, Choctawhatchee Bay, Apalachicola Bay, St. Andrew Bay, and Pensacola Bay, Florida; Galveston Bay, Lavaca Bay, and Sabine Lake, Texas, and 200 stations in the vicinity of offshore oil and gas production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Sufficient data are now available from this series of surveys to calculate test specific sediment effect concentrations (SECs). Based on these recent studies, SECs were developed for the sea urchin porewater and amphipod tests and compared with existing marine sediment quality assessment guidelines.

Carr, R.S.; Biedenbach, J.M. [National Biological Service, Corpus Christi, TX (United States). Marine Ecotoxicology Research Station; Long, E.R. [NOAA, Seattle, WA (United States); MacDonald, D.D. [MacDonald Environmental Sciences Ltd., Ladysmith, British Columbia (Canada)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A quantitative method to analyze the quality of EIA information in wind energy development and avian/bat assessments  

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The environmental impact assessment (EIA) has been a tool for decision makers since the enactment of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Since that time, few analyses have been performed to verify the quality of information and content within EIAs. High quality information within assessments is vital in order for decision makers, stake holders, and the public to understand the potential impact of proposed actions on the ecosystem and wildlife species. Low quality information has been a major cause for litigation and economic loss. Since 1999, wind energy development has seen an exponential growth with unknown levels of impact on wildlife species, in particular bird and bat species. The purpose of this article is to: (1) develop, validate, and apply a quantitative index to review avian/bat assessment quality for wind energy EIAs; and (2) assess the trends and status of avian/bat assessment quality in a sample of wind energy EIAs. This research presents the development and testing of the Avian and Bat Assessment Quality Index (ABAQI), a new approach to quantify information quality of ecological assessments within wind energy development \\{EIAs\\} in relation to avian and bat species based on review areas and factors derived from 23 state wind/wildlife siting guidance documents. The ABAQI was tested through a review of 49 publicly available EIA documents and validated by identifying high variation in avian and bat assessments quality for wind energy developments. Of all the reviewed EIAs, 66% failed to provide high levels of preconstruction avian and bat survey information, compared to recommended factors from state guidelines. This suggests the need for greater consistency from recommended guidelines by state, and mandatory compliance by EIA preparers to avoid possible habitat and species loss, wind energy development shut down, and future lawsuits.

Tony Chang; Erik Nielsen; William Auberle; Frederic I. Solop

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and use of the Wetland Fish Index to assess the quality of coastal wetlands in the  

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Development and use of the Wetland Fish Index to assess the quality of coastal wetlands 40 wetlands of the Laurentian Great Lakes to develop the Wetland Fish Index (WFI), a tool that can of water quality degradation and wetlands condition, as indicated by an independent index of wetland

McMaster University

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Implementing Best Practices for Data Quality Assessment of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Solar Resource and Meteorological Assessment Project  

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Effective solar radiation measurements for research and economic analyses require a strict protocol for maintenance, calibration, and documentation to minimize station down-time and data corruption. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Concentrating Solar Power: Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and Use of Solar Resource Data (1) includes guidelines for operating a solar measure-ment station. This paper describes a suite of automated and semi-automated routines based on the best practices hand-book as developed for the National Renewable Energy La-boratory Solar Resource and Meteorological Assessment Project. These routines allow efficient inspection and data flagging to alert operators of conditions that require imme-diate attention. Although the handbook is targeted for con-centrating solar power applications, the quality-assessment procedures described are generic and should benefit many solar measurement applications. The routines use data in one-minute measurement resolution, as suggested by the handbook, but they could be modified for other time scales.

Wilcox, S. M.; McCormack, P.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Indoor Air Quality Benefits and Energy Costs of Mechanical Ventilation  

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Quality Benefits and Energy Costs of Mechanical VentilationQuality Benefits and Energy Costs of Mechanical VentilationQuality Benefits and Energy Costs of Mechanical Ventilation

Logue, J.M.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sediment quality and ecorisk assessment factors for a major river system  

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Sediment-related water quality and risk assessment parameters for the Columbia River were developed using heavy metal loading and concentration data from Lake Roosevelt (river km 1120) to the mouth and adjacent coastal zone. Correlation of Pb, Zn, Hg, and Cd concentrations in downstream sediments with refinery operations in British Columbia suggest that solutes with K{sub d}`s > 10{sup 5} reach about 1 to 5 {mu}g/g per metric ton/year of input. A low-suspended load (upriver avg. <10 mg/L) and high particle-surface reactivity account for the high clay-fraction contaminant concentrations. In addition, a sediment exposure path was demonstrated based on analysis of post-shutdown biodynamics of a heavy metal radiotracer. The slow decline in sediment was attributed to resuspension, bioturbation, and anthropogenic disturbances. The above findings suggest that conservative sediment quality criteria should be used to restrict additional contaminant loading in the upper drainage basin. The issuance of an advisory for Lake Roosevelt, due in part to Hg accumulation in large sport fish, suggests more restrictive controls are needed. A monitoring strategy for assessing human exposure potential and the ecological health of the river is proposed.

Johnson, V.G. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States); Wagner, J.J. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Cutshall, N.H. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An assessment of remediation measures and effects on groundwater quality at the Oneida County Sanitary Landfill  

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The Oneida County Sanitary Landfill has operated from 1979 to the present. The four existing landfill cells were constructed based on standards that existed at their time of development from 1979 to 1995. The landfill was initially permitted as a natural attenuation landfill with a silt soil base liner and top cover. Groundwater sampling at the site showed that many constituents exceeded Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter NR 140 (NR 140) standards throughout the 1980s. Measures that were implemented to remediate landfill impacts on groundwater quality included installation of a leachate/gas extraction system in 1990 and construction of a composite final cover over completed cells in 1994. In 1994, an Environmental Contamination Assessment (ECA) was conducted in accordance with NR 140 to evaluate landfill performance, groundwater quality trends, and future monitoring/remediation measures. Since implementation of the gas/leachate extraction system, there has been a reduction in detected volatile organic compounds in leachate, gas, gas condensate, and groundwater quality samples. Continued monitoring is necessary to evaluate remediation measures.

McGuire, P.; Otterson, S. [Rust Environment & Infrastructure, Sheboygan, WI (United States); Welhouse, G. [Environmental Compliance Consultants, Oshkosh, WI (United States)] [and others

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Software quality assurance in the 1996 performance assessment for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant  

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), located in southeast New Mexico, is a deep geologic repository for the permanent disposal of transuranic waste generated by DOE defense-related activities. Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), in its role as scientific advisor to the DOE, is responsible for evaluating the long-term performance of the WIPP. This risk-based Performance Assessment (PA) is accomplished in part through the use of numerous scientific modeling codes, which rely for some of their inputs on data gathered during characterization of the site. The PA is subject to formal requirements set forth in federal regulations. In particular, the components of the calculation fall under the configuration management and software quality assurance aegis of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME) Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA) requirements. This paper describes SNL's implementation of the NQA requirements regarding software quality assurance (SQA). The description of the implementation of SQA for a PA calculation addresses not only the interpretation of the NQA requirements, it also discusses roles, deliverables, and the resources necessary for effective implementation. Finally, examples are given which illustrate the effectiveness of SNL's SQA program, followed by a detailed discussion of lessons learned.

FROEHLICH,GARY K.; OGDEN,HARVEY C.; BYLE,KATHLEEN A.

2000-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Groundwater quality assessment plan for single-shell waste management area B-BX-BY at the Hanford Site  

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory conducted a first determination groundwater quality assessment at the Hanford Site. This work was performed for the US Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office, in accordance with the Federal Facility Compliance Agreement during the time period 1996--1998. The purpose of the assessment was to determine if waste from the Single-Shell Tank (SST) Waste Management Area (WMA) B-BX-BY had entered the groundwater at levels above the drinking water standards (DWS). The resulting assessment report documented evidence demonstrating that waste from the WMA has, most likely, impacted groundwater quality. Based on 40 CFR 265.93 [d] paragraph (7), the owner-operator must continue to make the minimum required determinations of contaminant level and of rate/extent of migrations on a quarterly basis until final facility closure. These continued determinations are required because the groundwater quality assessment was implemented prior to final closure of the facility.

SM Narbutovskih

2000-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Protocol for EM Review/Field Self-Assessment of Site Specific Quality Assurance Programs/Quality Implementation Plans  

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Review protocol and lines of inquiry that are used as basis for technical review and approval of site-specific quality assurance programs.

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Overview of the Quality and Completeness of Resource Assessment Data for the APEC Region  

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The availability of information and data on the renewable energy resources (solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydro) for renewable energy technologies is a critical element in the successful implementation of these technologies. This paper presents a comprehensive summary of published information on these resources for each of 1 8 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies. In the introductory sections, a discussion of the quality and completeness of this information is presented, along with recommendations on steps that need to be taken to facilitate the further development and deployment of renewable energy technologies throughout the APEC region. These sections are then followed by economy-specific reviews, and a complete bibliography and summary description for each citation. The major results of this survey are that a basis for understanding renewable energy resources is currently available for essentially all the economies, although there is a significant need to apply improved and updated resource assessment techniques in most. For example, most wind resource assessments rely on data collected at national weather stations, which often results in underestimates of the true potential wind resource within an economy. As a second example, solar resource assessments in most economies rely on an analysis of very simple sunshine record data, which results in large uncertainties in accurately quantifying the resource. National surveys of biomass, geothermal, and hydro resources are often lacking; in most cases, resources for these technologies were discussed for site-specific studies only. Thus, the major recommendations in this paper are to: ( 1 ) upgrade current or install new wind and solar measurement systems at key 'benchmark' locations to provide accurate, representative information on these resources; (2) apply advanced wind and solar resource assessment tools that rely on data quality assessment procedures, the use of satellite data, and models, and that can reliably interpolate the data collected at the benchmark sites; (3) conduct national surveys of biomass, geothermal, and hydro resources uniformly and consistently; and ( 4) establish a centralized data center that provides ready access to the most up-to-date and validated renewable resource data in all APEC economies.

Renne, D. S.; Pilasky, S.

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation Dose Metrics in CT: Assessing Dose Using the National Quality Forum CT Patient Safety Measure  

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Purpose The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a nonprofit consensus organization that recently endorsed a measure focused on CT radiation doses. To comply, facilities must summarize the doses from consecutive scans within age and anatomic area strata and report the data in the medical record. Our purpose was to assess the time needed to assemble the data and to demonstrate how review of such data permits a facility to understand doses. Methods and Materials To assemble the data we used for analysis, we used the dose monitoring software eXposure to automatically export dose metrics from consecutive scans in 2010 and 2012. For a subset of 50 exams, we also collected dose metrics manually, copying data directly from the PACS into an excel spreadsheet. Results Manual data collection for 50 scans required 2 hours and 15 minutes. eXposure compiled the data in under an hour. All dose metrics demonstrated a 30% to 50% reduction between 2010 and 2012. There was also a significant decline and a reduction in the variability of the doses over time. Conclusion The NQF measure facilitates an institution's capacity to assess the doses they are using for CT as part of routine practice. The necessary data can be collected within a reasonable amount of time either with automatic software or manually. The collection and review of these data will allow facilities to compare their radiation dose distributions with national distributions and allow assessment of temporal trends in the doses they are using.

Jillian Keegan; Diana L. Miglioretti; Robert Gould; Lane F. Donnelly; Nicole D. Wilson; Rebecca Smith-Bindman

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of Indoor Air Quality Benefits and Energy Costs of Mechanical Ventilation  

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Indoor Air Quality Benefits and Energy Costs of MechanicalIndoor Air Quality Benefits and Energy Costs of MechanicalIndoor Air Quality Benefits and Energy Costs of Mechanical

Logue, J.M.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The development of an instrument to assess student opinions of the quality of distance education  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

coursework and degrees are of high quality? The purpose of this study is threefold: (1) to identify quality indicators of distance education; (2) to provide implications of the identified quality indicators for health education researchers and practitioners...

Chaney, Elizabeth Hensleigh

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

87

A study of auditing methodologies for the Energy Information Administration data collection and processing system quality assessment program  

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Since FY83 the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has assisted the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Energy Information Administration (EIA) Quality Assurance Division, Office of Statistical Standards (OSS), with assessments of the quality of EIA's automated data collection and processing systems. These assessments have had three objectives: to determine whether the survey systems collect, process, and publish accurate and reliable information; to ensure that the system documentation is current and adequate; and to evaluate the systems' compliance with applicable EIA standards. By the end of CY89 over 40 different EIA data survey systems will have been audited. This will complete the first round of EIA auditing. 17 refs.

Truett, L.F.; Yow, T.G.

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

SeaWinds Wind Retrieval Quality Assessment David G. Long, Andrew S . Fletcher, and David W. Draper  

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SeaWinds Wind Retrieval Quality Assessment David G. Long, Andrew S . Fletcher, and David W. Draper.edu,fletchas@ee.byu.edu,draperd@ee.byu.edu 801-378-4884, FAX: 801-37a-6586 ABSTRACT The SeaWinds on QuikScat scatterometer is the first winds. In this paper we provide an assessment of the reliability of the SeaWinds ambiguity selection

Long, David G.

89

Modeling Miscanthus in the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) to Simulate Its Water Quality Effects As a Bioenergy Crop  

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Modeling Miscanthus in the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) to Simulate Its Water Quality Effects As a Bioenergy Crop ... There is increasing interest in perennial grasses as a renewable source of bioenergy and feedstock for second-generation cellulosic biofuels. ... Due to global warming and energy independence concerns, there is increasing interest in perennial grasses as a renewable source of bioenergy. ...

Tze Ling Ng; J. Wayland Eheart; Ximing Cai; Fernando Miguez

2010-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

90

Semi-annual report of the Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Quality Assessment Program  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report presents the results from the analysis of the 36th set of environmental quality assessment samples (QAP 36) that were received on or before January 2, 1992. This Quality Assessment Program (QAP) is designed to test the quality of the environmental measurements being reported to the Department of Energy by its contractors. Since 1976, real or synthetic environmental samples that have been prepared and thoroughly analyzed at the Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) have been distributed at first quarterly and then semi-annually to these contractors. Their results, which are returned to EML within 90 days, are complied with EML`s results and are reported back to the participating contractors 30 days later. A summary of the reported results is available to the participants 3 days after the reporting deadline via a modem-telephone connection to the EML computer.

Sanderson, C.G.; Scarpitta, S.C.

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Semi-annual report of the Department of Energy, Operational Safety, Health and Environment Division: Quality assessment program  

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This report presents the results from the analysis of the 28th set of environmental quality assessment samples (QAP XXVIII) that were received on or before June 7, 1988. This Quality Assessment Program (QAP) is designed to test the Quality of the environmental measurements being reported to the Department of Energy by its contractors. Since 1976, real or synthetic environmental samples that have been prepared and thoroughly analyzed at the Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) have been distributed, at first Quarterly and then semiannually to these contractors. Their results, which are returned to EML within 90 days, are compiled with EML's results and are reported back to the participation contractors 30 days later. A summary of the reported results is available to the participants 3 days after the reporting deadline via a modem-telephone connection to the EML computer.

Sanderson, C.G.; Feiner, M.S.

1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Semi-annual report of the Department of Energy, Operational Safety, Health and Environment Division: Quality assessment program  

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This report presents the results from the analysis of the 27th set of environmental quality assessment samples (QAP XXVII) that were received on or before December 3, 1987. This Quality Assessment Program (QAP) is designed to test the Quality of the environmental measurements being reported to the Department of Energy by its contractors. Since 1976, real or synthetic environmental samples that have been prepared and thoroughly analyzed at the Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) have been distributed, at first Quarterly and then semi-annually to these contractors. Their results, which are returned to EML within 90 days, are compiled with EML's results and are reported back to the participation contractors 30 days later. A summary of the reported results is available to the participants 3 days after the reporting deadline via a modem-telephone connection to the EML computer.

Sanderson, C.G.; Feiner, M.S.

1988-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

93

Semi-annual report of the Department of Energy, Operational Safety, Health and Environment Division, Quality Assessment Program  

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This report presents the results from the analysis of the 32nd set of environmental quality assessment samples (QAP XXXII) that were received on or before June 5, 1990. This Quality Assessment Program (QAP) is designed to test the quality of the environmental measurements being reported to the Department of Energy by its contractors. Since 1976, real or synthetic environmental samples that have been prepared and thoroughly analyzed at the Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) have been distributed at first quarterly and then semi-annually to these contractors. Their results, which are returned to EML within 90 days, are compiled with EML's results and are reported back to the participating contractors 30 days later. A summary of the reported results is available to the participants 3 days after the reporting deadline via a modem-telephone connection to the EML computer. This is the 39th report of this program.

Sanderson, C.G.; Scarpitta, S.C.

1990-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

94

Semi-annual report of the Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Quality Assessment Program  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report presents the results from the analysis of the 36th set of environmental quality assessment samples (QAP 36) that were received on or before January 2, 1992. This Quality Assessment Program (QAP) is designed to test the quality of the environmental measurements being reported to the Department of Energy by its contractors. Since 1976, real or synthetic environmental samples that have been prepared and thoroughly analyzed at the Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) have been distributed at first quarterly and then semi-annually to these contractors. Their results, which are returned to EML within 90 days, are complied with EML's results and are reported back to the participating contractors 30 days later. A summary of the reported results is available to the participants 3 days after the reporting deadline via a modem-telephone connection to the EML computer.

Sanderson, C.G.; Scarpitta, S.C.

1992-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Semi-annual report of the Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Quality Assessment Program  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This Quality Assessment Program (QAP) is designed to test the quality of the environmental measurements being reported to the Department of Energy by its contractors. Since 1976, real or synthetic environmental samples that have been prepared and thoroughly analyzed at the Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) have been distributed at first quarterly and then semi-annually to these contractors. Their results, which are returned to EML within 90 days, are compiled with EML`s results and are reported back to the participating contractors 30 days later. A summary of the reported results is available to the participants 3 days after the reporting deadline via a modem-telephone connection to the EML computer. This report presents the results from the analysis of the 38th set of environmental quality assessment samples (QAP XXXVIII) that were received on or before June 2, 1993.

Sanderson, C.G.; Klusek, C.S.

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air quality resolution for health impact assessment: influence of regional characteristics  

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We evaluate how regional characteristics of population and background pollution might impact the selection of optimal air quality model resolution when calculating the human health impacts of changes to air quality. Using ...

Thompson, T. M.

97

E-Print Network 3.0 - assessing quality management Sample Search...  

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management... pillar, ... Source: Vardeman, Stephen B. - Departments of Statistics & Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University Collection: Mathematics 33 Quality...

98

Assessing environmental impacts on stream water quality: deforestation in mid-Wales Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 6(3), 421431 (2002) EGS  

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the environmental sciences, there are major management issues over the impact of man on the water qualityAssessing environmental impacts on stream water quality: deforestation in mid-Wales 421 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 6(3), 421­431 (2002) © EGS Assessing environmental impacts on stream water

Boyer, Edmond

99

Assessment of the suitability of agricultural waste water for geothermal power plant cooling in the Imperial Valley. I. Water quality  

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Evaluation of the quality of agricultural waste water is the first step in assessing the sitability of agricultural waste water for geothermal power plant cooling. In this study samples of agricultural waste water from the New and Alamo rivers located in the Imperial Valley of California are analyzed. Determinations of standard water quality parameters, solids content, and inorganic compositions of the solids are made. The results are compared with data on samples of irrigation water and steam condensate also obtained from sites in the Imperial Valley. The data are evaluated in relation to cooling tower operation, waste generation, and waste disposal.

Morris, W.F.; Rigdon, L.P.

1981-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

EIS-0127: New Energy-Efficient Homes Programs, Assessing Indoor Air Quality Options  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Bonneville Power Administration developed this EIS to explore whether different building techniques will control indoor air quality and still maintain cost-effective energy savings.

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101

An Approach for Assessing the Signature Quality of Various Chemical Assays when Predicting the Culture Media Used to Grow Microorganisms  

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We demonstrate an approach for assessing the quality of a signature system designed to predict the culture medium used to grow a microorganism. The system was comprised of four chemical assays designed to identify various ingredients that could be used to produce the culture medium. The analytical measurements resulting from any combination of these four assays can be used in a Bayesian network to predict the probabilities that the microorganism was grown using one of eleven culture media. We evaluated combinations of the signature system by removing one or more of the assays from the Bayes network. We measured and compared the quality of the various Bayes nets in terms of fidelity, cost, risk, and utility, a method we refer to as Signature Quality Metrics

Holmes, Aimee E.; Sego, Landon H.; Webb-Robertson, Bobbie-Jo M.; Kreuzer, Helen W.; Anderson, Richard M.; Unwin, Stephen D.; Weimar, Mark R.; Tardiff, Mark F.; Corley, Courtney D.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

A water quality assessment of the import of turfgrass sod grown with composted dairy manure into a suburban watershed  

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) have caused water quality concerns in many rural watersheds, sometimes forcing the State of Texas to conduct Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) assessments of stream nutrients such as nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P). One suggested Best Management... Practice (BMP) is the export of phosphorus (P) through turfgrass sod produced with composted dairy manure from an impaired rural watershed to an urban watershed. The manure-grown sod releases P slowly and would not require additional P fertilizer for up...

Richards, Chad Edward

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

103

Quality of Life Assessment as a Preliminary Study on the Spatial Appraisal and Valuation of Environment and Ecosystems Methodology  

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QUALITY OF LIFE ASSESSMENT AS A PRELIMINARY STUDY ON THE SPATIAL APPRAISAL AND VALUATION OF ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS METHODOLOGY A Thesis by ROSS HUNTER KLEIN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University... OF ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS METHODOLOGY A Thesis by ROSS HUNTER KLEIN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Chair...

Klein, Ross Hunter

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

104

A Conceptual Framework and Belief-Function Approach to Assessing Overall Information Quality  

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We develop an information quality model based on a user-centric view adapted from Financial Accounting Standards Board1, Wang et al.2, and Wang and Strong3. The model consists of four essential attributes (or assertions): ...

Bovee, Matthew; Srivastava, Rajendra P.; Mak, Brenda

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

A Self-Consistent Method to Assess Air Quality Co-Benefits from US Climate Policies  

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Air quality co-benefits can potentially reduce the costs of greenhouse gas mitigation. However, while many studies of the cost of greenhouse gas mitigation model the full macroeconomic welfare impacts, most studies of air ...

Saari, R.

106

E-Print Network 3.0 - assessing habitat quality Sample Search...  

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< 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 HABITAT QUALITY: A BRIEF REVIEW FOR WILDLIFE BIOLOGISTS MATTHEW D. JOHNSON,1 Summary: There are 2 basic approaches to conceptualizing how to measure habitat...

107

Assessing the regional impacts of Mexico City emissions on air quality and chemistry  

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The impact of Mexico City (MCMA) emissions is examined by studying its effects on air quality, photochemistry, and on ozone production regimes by combining model products and aircraft observations from the MILAGRO experiment ...

Mena-Carrasco, Marcelo

108

Implementing Best Practices for Data Quality Assessment of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory?s Solar Resource and Meteorological Assessment Project: Preprint  

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Effective solar radiation measurements for research and economic analyses require a strict protocol for maintenance, calibration, and documentation to minimize station downtime and data corruption. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Concentrating Solar Power: Best Practices Handbook for the Collection and Use of Solar Resource Data includes guidelines for operating a solar measurement station. This paper describes a suite of automated and semi-automated routines based on the best practices handbook as developed for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Solar Resource and Meteorological Assessment Project. These routines allow efficient inspection and data flagging to alert operators of conditions that require immediate attention. Although the handbook is targeted for concentrating solar power applications, the quality-assessment procedures described are generic and should benefit many solar measurement applications. The routines use data in one-minute measurement resolution, as suggested by the handbook, but they could be modified for other time scales.

Wilcox, S. M.; McCormack, P.

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Semi-annual report of the Department of Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment, Quality Assessment Program  

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This report presents the results from the analysis of the 33rd set of environmental quality assessment samples (QAP 33) that were received on or before December 4, 1990. This Quality Assessment Program (QAP) is designed to test the quality of the environmental measurements being reported to the Department of Energy by its contractors. Since 1976, real or synthetic environmental samples that have been prepared and thoroughly analyzed at the Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) have been distributed at first quarterly and then semi-annually to these contractors. Their results, which are returned to EML within 90 days, are compiled with EML's results and are reported back to the participating contractors 30 days later. A summary of the reported results is available to the participants 3 days after the reporting deadline via a modem-telephone connection to the EML computer. The data for the different kinds of samples are given in the following units: air filters in Bq/filter; soil in Bq kg{sup {minus}1}; tissue in Bq kg{sup {minus}1}; vegetation in Bq kg{sup {minus}1}; and water in Bq L{sup {minus}1}. The values for elemental uranium are reported in {mu}g/filter, g, or mL. The EML value' listed in the tables to which the contractors' results are compared is the mean of replicate demonstrations for each nuclide. The EML uncertainty is the standard error of the mean. All other uncertainties are as reported by the participants.

Sanderson, C.G.; Scarpitta, S.C.

1991-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Semi-annual report of the Department of Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment, Quality Assessment Program  

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This report presents the results from the analysis of the 34th set of environmental quality assessment samples (QAP 34) that were received on or before June 10, 1991. This Quality Assessment Program (QAP) is designed to test the quality of the environmental measurements being reported to the Department of Energy by its contractors. Since 1976, real or synthetic environmental samples that have been prepared and thoroughly analyzed at the Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) have been distributed at first quarterly and then semi-annually to these contractors. Their results, which are returned to EML within 90 days, are compiled with EML's results and are reported back to the participating contractors 30 days later. A summary of the reported results is available to the participants 3 days after the reporting deadline via a modem-telephone connection to the EML computer. The EML value'' listed in the tables to which the contractors' results are compared is the mean of replicate determination for each nuclide. The EML uncertainty is the standard error of the mean. All other uncertainties are as reported by the participants.

Sanderson, C.G.; Scarpitta, S.C.

1991-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dosimetric performance and array assessment of plastic scintillation detectors for stereotactic radiosurgery quality assurance  

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Purpose: To compare the performance of plastic scintillation detectors (PSD) for quality assurance (QA) in stereotactic radiosurgery conditions to a microion-chamber (IC), Gafchromic EBT2 films, 60 008 shielded photon diode (SD) and unshielded diodes (UD), and assess a new 2D crosshair array prototype adapted to small field dosimetry. Methods: The PSD consists of a 1 mm diameter by 1 mm long scintillating fiber (BCF-60, Saint-Gobain, Inc.) coupled to a polymethyl-methacrylate optical fiber (Eska premier, Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan). Output factors (S{sub c,p}) for apertures used in radiosurgery ranging from 4 to 40 mm in diameter have been measured. The PSD crosshair array (PSDCA) is a water equivalent device made up of 49 PSDs contained in a 1.63 cm radius area. Dose profiles measurements were taken for radiosurgery fields using the PSDCA and were compared to other dosimeters. Moreover, a typical stereotactic radiosurgery treatment using four noncoplanar arcs was delivered on a spherical phantom in which UD, IC, or PSD was placed. Using the Xknife planning system (Integra Radionics Burlington, MA), 15 Gy was prescribed at the isocenter, where each detector was positioned. Results: Output Factors measured by the PSD have a mean difference of 1.3% with Gafchromic EBT2 when normalized to a 10 x 10 cm{sup 2} field, and 1.0% when compared with UD measurements normalized to the 35 mm diameter cone. Dose profiles taken with the PSD crosshair array agreed with other single detectors dose profiles in spite of the presence of the 49 PSDs. Gamma values comparing 1D dose profiles obtained with PSD crosshair array with Gafchromic EBT2 and UD measured profiles shows 98.3% and 100.0%, respectively, of detector passing the gamma acceptance criteria of 0.3 mm and 2%. The dose measured by the PSD for a complete stereotactic radiosurgery treatment is comparable to the planned dose corrected for its SD-based S{sub c,p} within 1.4% and 0.7% for 5 and 35 mm diameter cone, respectively. Furthermore, volume averaging of the IC can be observed for the 5 mm aperture where it differs by as much as 9.1% compared to the PSD measurement. The angular dependency of the UD is also observed, unveiled by an under-response around 2.5% of both 5 and 35 mm apertures. Conclusions: Output Factors and dose profiles measurements performed, respectively, with the PSD and the PSDCA were in agreement with those obtained with the UD and EBT2 films. For stereotactic radiosurgery treatment verification, the PSD gives accurate results compared to the planning system and the IC once the latter is corrected to compensate for the averaging effect of the IC. The PSD provides precise results when used as a single detector or in a dense array, resulting in a great potential for stereotactic radiosurgery QA measurements.

Gagnon, Jean-Christophe; Theriault, Dany; Guillot, Mathieu; Archambault, Louis; Beddar, Sam; Gingras, Luc; Beaulieu, Luc [Departement de Physique, de Genie Physique et d'Optique, Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4 (Canada) and Departement de Radio-Oncologie, Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec, Quebec G1R 2J6 (Canada); Departement de Radio-Oncologie, Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec, Quebec G1R 2J6 (Canada); Departement de Physique, de Genie Physique et d'Optique, Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4 (Canada) and Departement de Radio-Oncologie, Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec, Quebec G1R 2J6 (Canada); Department of Radiation Physics, Unit 94, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States); Departement de Physique, de Genie Physique et d'Optique, Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4 (Canada) and Departement de Radio-Oncologie, Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec, Quebec G1R 2J6 (Canada)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Assessment of compliance costs resulting from implementation of the proposed Great Lakes water quality guidance  

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The primary purpose of the study was to develop an estimate of the incremental cost to direct dischargers resulting from the implementation of the proposed Great Lakes Water Quality Guidance (GLWQG). This estimate reflects the incremental cost of complying with permit requirements developed using the Implementation Procedures and water quality criteria proposed in the GLWQG versus permit requirements based on existing State water quality standards. Two secondary analyses were also performed, one to develop a preliminary estimate of the costs that would be incurred by indirect dischargers to publicly owned treatment works (POTWs), and another to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the GLWQG. Finally, several sensitivity analyses were performed to evaluate the impact of several major assumptions on the estimated compliance costs. To estimate compliance costs, permit limitations and conditions based on existing State water quality standards were compared to water quality-based limitations and conditions based on the proposed GLWQG criteria and Implementation Procedures for a sample of plants. The control measures needed to comply with the proposed GLWQG-based effluent limitations were evaluated. Individual plant compliance costs were estimated for these control measures based on information on treatment technology and cost analyses available in the literature. An overall compliance cost was projected from the sample based on statistical methods.

Fenner, K.; Podar, M.; Snyder, B.

1993-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

113

Semi-annual report of the Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Quality Assessment Program  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This Quality Assessment Program (QAP) is designed to test the quality of the environmental measurements being reported to the Department of Energy by its contractors. Since 1976. real or synthetic environmental samples that have been prepared and thoroughly analyzed at the Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) have been distributed at first quarterly and then semi-annually to these contractors. Their results, which are returned to EML within 90 days, are compiled with EML`s results and are reported back to the participating contractors 30 days later. A summary of the reported results is available to the participants 3 days after the reporting deadline via a modem-telephone connection to the EML computer. This is the 42nd report of this program.

Sanderson, C.G.; Klusek, C.S.

1993-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

114

Semi-annual report of the Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Quality Assessment Program  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This Quality Assessment Program (QAP) is designed to test the quality of the environmental measurements being reported to the Department of Energy by its contractors. Since 1976. real or synthetic environmental samples that have been prepared and thoroughly analyzed at the Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML) have been distributed at first quarterly and then semi-annually to these contractors. Their results, which are returned to EML within 90 days, are compiled with EML's results and are reported back to the participating contractors 30 days later. A summary of the reported results is available to the participants 3 days after the reporting deadline via a modem-telephone connection to the EML computer. This is the 42nd report of this program.

Sanderson, C.G.; Klusek, C.S.

1993-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

115

A comparative study on different assessment procedures applied to loudspeaker sound quality  

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the listener's expectations towards this item. Moreover, for the specific case of sound reproduction devices of a sound re- production device such as a loudspeaker is its sound quality. The perception of this subjective character is linked to numerous parameters (stimulus type, listening environment...) that must

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

116

Contribution of Saharan dust in an integrated air quality system and its on-line assessment  

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and categorical (skill scores) statistics by a fully operational on-line comparison of the first-layer simulations since some of the objectives proposed by the EU Directives related to air quality for year 2010 are less-mass coastal re-circula- tions become large natural photo-chemical reactors where most of the NOx emissions

117

Assessing air quality in Hong Kong: A proposed, revised air pollution index (API)  

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The Environment Protection Department of Hong Kong has been using an air pollution index (API) to report the status of ambient air quality since 1995. Such an index system was first developed by the USA Environmental Protection Authority. The API compares five main air pollutants, i.e. sulfur dioxide (SO2), respirable suspended particulates (RSP), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO) and Ozone (O3) as sub-indexes, which are calculated separately from a segmented linear function that transforms ambient pollutants concentrations into a normalized scale extending from 0 to 500. The resultant pollution level is described by the maximal value of these five sub-indexes. The limitation of this API system is that it considers only one pollutant with the maximum value at a time but reflects other pollutants concurrently. In this study, a revised air quality index (RAPI) is proposed based on the entropy function, which combines the effect of all pollutants on public health. The design of the revised index is based on database of air pollutants collected at two air quality monitoring stations in Hong Kong, i.e. a roadside station in Mong Kok and a general station in Sha Tin. Compared with the existing API, values of RAPI (calculated from data collected for API) at both stations are at higher levels and provide more information of levels of all pollutants. Therefore, RAPI should be representatively and widely used to provide the public with a better indicator of air quality. In addition, variations and oscillations of pollutants concentrations were also examined and the results show that RSP and NO2 contribute more to the overall pollution level than other components. It is suggested that more abatement strategies be focused on these pollutants to improve air quality in the future.

Wei-Zhen Lu; Hong-di He; Andrew Y.T. Leung

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

An assessment of the quality and educational adequacy of educational facilities and their perceived impact on the learning environment as reported by middle school administrators and teachers in Humble Independent School District, Humble, Texas  

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an assessment of the impact that these facilities have on the learning environment. This study also assesses the quality and adequacy of these middle school facilities through a purely quantitative evaluation conducted by an unbiased assessment team. Humble ISD...

Monk, Douglas Matthew

2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

119

Monitoring and data quality assessment of the ATLAS liquid argon calorimeter  

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The liquid argon calorimeter is a key component of the ATLAS detector installed at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The primary purpose of this calorimeter is the measurement of electrons and photons. It also provides a crucial input for measuring jets and missing transverse momentum. An advanced data monitoring procedure was designed to quickly identify issues that would affect detector performance and ensure that only the best quality data are used for physics analysis. This article presents the validation procedure developed during the 2011 and 2012 LHC data taking periods, in which more than 98% of the proton proton luminosity recorded by ATLAS at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 and 8 TeV had calorimeter data quality suitable for physics analysis.

ATLAS Collaboration

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

120

Assessing water quality in Marine Protected Areas from Southern California, USA  

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Despite the regulatory mandate to maintain “natural water quality”, there are ?271 storm drain discharges that potentially threaten the 14 designated marine water quality protected areas in Southern California called Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBS). After sampling 35 site-events, the geomean concentrations of total suspended solids, nutrients, total and dissolved trace metals, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the ocean following storm events were similar between reference drainages and ASBS discharge sites. Concentrations of chlorinated hydrocarbons were nondetectable and no post-storm sample exhibited significant toxicity to the endemic purple sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) near ASBS discharge sites. A reference-based threshold was developed and, despite the similarities in average concentrations, there were some individual ASBS discharge sites that were greater than reference background. Cumulatively across all ASBS, the constituents that were most frequently greater than the reference-based threshold were nutrients and general constituents, followed by dissolved and total trace metals.

Kenneth Schiff; Brenda Luk; Dominic Gregorio; Steve Gruber

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Utilization of low-quality natural gas: A current assessment. Final report  

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The objective of this report is to evaluate the low quality natural gas (LQNG) resource base, current utilization of LQNG, and environmental issues relative to its use, to review processes for upgrading LQNG to pipeline quality, and to make recommendations of research needs to improve the potential for LQNG utilization. LQNG is gas from any reservoir which contains amounts of nonhydrocarbon gases sufficient to lower the heating value or other properties of the gas below commercial, pipeline standards. For the purposes of this study, LQNG is defined as natural gas that contains more than 2% carbon dioxide, more than 4% nitrogen, or more than 4% combined CO{sub 2} plus N{sub 2}. The other contaminant of concern is hydrogen sulfide. A minor contaminant in some natural gases is helium, but this inert gas usually presents no problems.

Acheson, W.P.; Hackworth, J.H.; Kasper, S.; McIlvried, H.G.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dispersion models and air quality data for population exposure assessment to air pollution  

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Evaluating the extent of exposure to chemicals in absence of continuous measurements of their concentration in air and direct measures of personal exposure is crucial for epidemiological studies. Dispersion models can be a useful tool for reproducing spatio-temporal distribution of contaminants emitted by a specific source. However, they cannot easily be applied to short-term epidemiological studies because they require precise information on daily emission scenarios for a long time, which are generally not available. The aim of this study was to better assess the exposure in the industrial area of Brindisi, which suffers from various critical epidemiological situations, by integrating air pollution concentration data, emissions and model simulations concerning a specific point source. The results suggest that in the absence of direct exposure data and detailed information on specific pollutants associated to an emission, population exposure may be better assessed by taking into account proxy pollutants and the wind (direction and speed) as a potential health effects modifier.

Cristina Mangia; Marco Cervino; Emilio Antonio Luca Gianicolo

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Assessment of image quality in x-ray radiography imaging using a small plasma focus device  

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Abstract This paper offers a comprehensive investigation of image quality parameters for a small plasma focus as a pulsed hard x-ray source for radiography applications. A set of images were captured from some metal objects and electronic circuits using a low energy plasma focus at different voltages of capacitor bank and different pressures of argon gas. The x-ray source focal spot of this device was obtained to be about 0.6 mm using the penumbra imaging method. The image quality was studied by several parameters such as image contrast, line spread function (LSF) and modulation transfer function (MTF). Results showed that the contrast changes by variations in gas pressure. The best contrast was obtained at a pressure of 0.5 mbar and 3.75 kJ stored energy. The results of x-ray dose from the device showed that about 0.6 mGy is sufficient to obtain acceptable images on the film. The measurements of LSF and MTF parameters were carried out by means of a thin stainless steel wire 0.8 mm in diameter and the cut-off frequency was obtained to be about 1.5 cycles/mm.

A. Kanani; B. Shirani; I. Jabbari; J. Mokhtari

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An assessment of the quality of selected EIA data series: Coal data, 1983--1988  

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The purpose of this report is to present information on the quality of some of the Energy Information Administration`s (EIA) coal data. This report contains discussions of data on production, direct labor hours, recoverable reserves, and prices from 1983 through 1988. Chapter 2 of this report presents a summary of the EIA coal data collection and identifies other sources providing similar data. Chapters 3 and 4 focus on data on coal production and direct labor hours, respectively. Detailed comparisons with data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and State mining agencies are presented. Chapter 5 examines recoverable reserves. Included are internal comparisons as well as comparisons with other published reserve-related data, namely those of BXG, Inc. Chapter 6 describes how EIA obtains estimates of coal prices and discusses the variability in the prices caused by factors such as mine type, coal rank, and region. 5 figs., 5 tabs.

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Solar Radiometric Data Quality Assessment of SIRS, SKYRAD and GNDRAD Measurements (Poster)  

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Solar radiation is the driving force for the earth's weather and climate. Understanding the elements of this dynamic energy balance requires accurate measurements of broadband solar irradiance. Since the mid-1990's the ARM Program has deployed pyrheliometers and pyranometers for the measurement of direct normal irradiance (DNI), global horizontal irradiance (GHI), diffuse horizontal irradiance (DHI), and upwelling shortwave (US) radiation at permanent and mobile field research sites. This poster summarizes the basis for assessing the broadband solar radiation data available from the SIRS, SKYRAD, and GNDRAD measurement systems and provides examples of data inspections.

Habte, A.; Stoffel, T.; Reda, I.; Wilcox, S.; Kutchenreiter, M.; Gotseff, P.; Anderberg, M.

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Office of River Protection Assessment of Contractor Quality Assurance and Operational Awareness at Tank Farms, June 2013  

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HIAR-HANFORD-2013-06-17 HIAR-HANFORD-2013-06-17 Site: Hanford, Office of River Protection Subject: Office of Enforcement and Oversight's Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations Activity Report for the Office of River Protection (ORP) Assessment of Contractor Quality Assurance, Operational Awareness at Hanford Tank Farms Dates of Activity : June 17-20, 2013 Report Preparer: Robert E. Farrell Activity Description/Purpose: The Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations (Independent Oversight) Site Lead conducted an operational awareness visit to the ORP Hanford Tank Farms, observed a Tank Farms morning meeting, toured the C Tank Farm, and observed a heavy (34,000 pound) lift. Result: Independent Oversight, together with the ORP Facility Representative, toured the C Tank Farm to observe workers setting

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Hygienic surveillance in swimming pools: Assessment of the water quality in Bologna facilities in the period 2010–2012  

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Abstract In the three-year period 2010–2012, 80 public swimming facilities in the metropolitan area of Bologna (Emilia Romagna Region, Italy), including 144 pools (69 indoor, 75 outdoor), were monitored to assess the microbiological and chemical water quality, after about ten years of implementing the new Italian guidance which introduced the principles of internal safety plans in the surveillance of swimming pools. According to the Italian guidance, water samples were collected from supply water (370 samples), pool water (645), and recirculating water entering the pool (307). The samples of supply water always conformed to the microbiological limits for drinking water. The pool water did not conform to the Italian legal requirements in around 16% of indoor pools and 25% of outdoor pools. In 65% of non-compliant samples, only one parameter exceeded the required standards. The microorganisms of faecal origin were isolated very rarely (Enterococci in less than 2% of samples) and pH and residual chlorine showed good compliance in pool water, implying an efficient management of the internal control. The inlet water exceeded the required standards in about 36% and 50% of samples, respectively in indoor and outdoor pools. However, 83.6% of the corresponding samples of pool water met the required limits. The microbiological incongruities were prevalently due to high levels of total heterotrophic counts (THCs) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and were indicative of bacterial colonization of the filters. The sampling of inlet water can thus be indicated as a critical control point for checking the correct functioning of the filters. The non-conformity of samples led to pool closure only in 1.5% of cases. In the other cases, the operators were officially invited to perform the corrective measures previously established in the plan of risk assessment. On the whole, the approach based on internal safety plans produced satisfactory results in terms of pool water quality, demonstrating the effective working of the internal system of analysis and management of risks.

L. Dallolio; M. Belletti; A. Agostini; M. Teggi; M. Bertelli; C. Bergamini; L. Chetti; E. Leoni

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Assessment of indoor air quality and thermal comfort in Portuguese secondary classrooms: Methodology and results  

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Abstract This work shows the results of a field study about indoor thermal comfort, based on investigations in Portuguese secondary schools' classrooms. The surveys herein presented were carried out in a school in Beja, in the South-East of Portugal. The field study was conducted by physical parameters monitoring and survey questionnaires. Both field monitoring and subjective surveys were performed at the same time during the regular class period (either at the end or at the beginning of the class). The measurement campaign consisted in measuring the environmental parameters – air temperature (Ta), air relative humidity (RH), CO2 concentrations. Outdoor air temperature values were registered hourly at the nearest climatological station. Through these data, along with the actual people clothing and metabolic rate being know, both Fanger's comfort indices were calculated (predicted mean vote and predicted percentage of dissatisfied people). The subjective survey investigated the thermal acceptability, the thermal sensation and the thermal preference. The judgments about the thermal environment were compared with the results of the field measurements. Draught preference votes, air stiffness and global air quality votes were also collected. The results show that the students found temperature range beyond the comfort zone acceptable, and revealed the occupants' accommodation to CO2 exposure, confirming the results obtained in other studies. Moreover, it was verified that running on naturally ventilation mode, CO2 concentration limits were highly exceeded.

Luísa Dias Pereira; Daniela Raimondo; Stefano Paolo Corgnati; Manuel Gameiro da Silva

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Carbon dioxide emission index as a mean for assessing fuel quality  

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Carbon dioxide emission index, defined as the amount of CO{sub 2} released per unit of energy value, was used to rate gaseous, liquid and solid fuels. The direct utilization of natural gas is the most efficient option. The conversion of natural gas to synthesis gas for production of liquid fuels represents a significant decrease in fuel value of the former. The fuel value of liquids, such as gasoline, diesel oil, etc. is lower than that of natural gas. Blending gasoline with ethanol obtained either from bio-mass or via synthesis may decrease fuel value of the blend when CO{sub 2} emissions produced during the production of ethanol are included in total emissions. The introduction of liquid fuels produced by pyrolysis and liquefaction of biomass would result in the increase in the CO{sub 2} emissions. The CO{sub 2} emissions from the utilization of coal and petroleum coke are much higher than those from gaseous and liquid fuels. However, for petroleum coke, this is offset by the high value gaseous and liquid fuels that are simultaneously produced during coking. Conversion of low value fuels such as coal and petroleum coke to a high value chemicals via synthesis gas should be assessed as means for replacing natural gas and making it available for fuel applications.

Furimsky, E. [IMAF Group, Ottawa, ON (Canada)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance  

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QUALITY ASSURANCE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DOE has established Quality Policy, Principles and Value Added Requirement Attributes that apply to all work and are focused on performance, customer expectations, and improvement. When properly implemented, the principles and requirements form a management system to plan, perform, assess, and improve work. The requirements are performance oriented and offer unlimited implementation flexibility.

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Quality-of-life assessment in patients treated with lower-energy thermotherapy: Prostasoft 2.0  

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...This study was designed to evaluate the impact of lower-energy transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) on quality of life (QoL) and quality of sexual function (QSF) in patients ... total of 216 patients w...

Elmer Francisca; Michael Blute; Jean de la Rosette

1998-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First Steps Toward a Quality of Climate Finance Scorecard (QUODA-CF): Creating a Comparative Index to Assess International Climate Finance Contributions  

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Are climate finance contributor countries, multilateral aid agencies and specialized funds using widely accepted best practices in foreign assistance? How is it possible to measure and compare international climate finance contributions when there are as yet no established metrics or agreed definitions of the quality of climate finance? As a subjective metric, quality can mean different things to different stakeholders, while of donor countries, recipients and institutional actors may place quality across a broad spectrum of objectives. This subjectivity makes the assessment of the quality of climate finance contributions a useful and necessary exercise, but one that has many challenges. This work seeks to enhance the development of common definitions and metrics of the quality of climate finance, to understand what we can about those areas where climate finance information is available and shine a light on the areas where there is a severe dearth of data. Allowing for comparisons of the use of best practices across funding institutions in the climate sector could begin a process of benchmarking performance, fostering learning across institutions and driving improvements when incorporated in internal evaluation protocols of those institutions. In the medium term, this kind of benchmarking and transparency could support fundraising in contributor countries and help build trust with recipient countries. As a feasibility study, this paper attempts to outline the importance of assessing international climate finance contributions while describing the difficulties in arriving at universally agreed measurements and indicators for assessment. In many cases, data are neither readily available nor complete, and there is no consensus on what should be included. A number of indicators are proposed in this study as a starting point with which to analyze voluntary contributions, but in some cases their methodologies are not complete, and further research is required for a robust measurement tool to be created.

Sierra, Katherine; Roberts, Timmons; de Nevers, Michele; Langley, Claire; Smith, Cory

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - S07121_CY2010 Annual Rpt  

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2 2 3.4 Validation and Data Quality Assessment Data validation and verification (V&V) during CY 2010 was performed by Legacy Management Support contractor personnel at the Grand Junction, Colorado, office. Data quality assessment (DQA) is performed by personnel at the Site. The following section distinguishes DQA from data validation and discusses the technical basis, equations, and criteria used in the DQA of the water sampling analytical data. 3.4.1 General Discussion Data validation is the principal means of assessing the usability of water analytical data. Validation also improves overall data quality by allowing the laboratory coordinator to closely monitor laboratory performance and to provide feedback to each laboratory regarding its ability

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ARM - Data Quality Program  

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Quality Program Quality Program DQ Resources Data Quality Assessment and Control Report (PDF, 747KB) Data Quality Office Data Quality Problem Reporting (DQPR) Contact Us Submit Data Quality Findings Randy Peppler, Data Quality Manager Ken Kehoe, Data Quality Specialist Justin Monroe, Data Quality Specialist Adam Theisen, Data Quality Specialist Sean Moore, Data Quality Consultant Instrument and Site Contacts Instrument Mentors AAF Contacts AMF Contacts NSA Site Contacts SGP Site Contacts TWP Site Contacts Data Quality Program Introduction One of the goals of the ARM Climate Research Facility is to provide datastreams of quality suitable for scientific research. Maintaining data quality for an organization program of the size and complexity of the ARM Facility is a significant challenge; efforts toward this end have matured

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Assessment  

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Assessment of the Surveillance Program of the High-Level Waste Storage Tanks at Hanford :.I LALI iE REJ 163 ROOM 1t 4 F77L. -77 .:earmn OfEeg Asitn Sertr fo niomn 4 z. r...

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Software Quality Assurance Plan for GoldSim Models Supporting the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites Performance Assessment Program  

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This Software Quality Assurance Plan (SQAP) applies to the development and maintenance of GoldSim models supporting the Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Sites (RWMSs) performance assessments (PAs) and composite analyses (CAs). Two PA models have been approved by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) as of November 2006 for the PA maintenance work undertaken by National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec). NNSA/NSO asked NSTec to assume the custodianship of the models for future development and maintenance. The models were initially developed by Neptune and Company (N&C).

Gregory J. Shott, Vefa Yucel

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Results of Phase I groundwater quality assessment for single-shell tank waste management areas T and TX-TY at the Hanford Site  

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) conducted a Phase I, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) groundwater quality assessment for the Richland Field Office of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE-RL) under the requirements of the Federal Facility Compliance Agreement. The purpose of the investigation was to determine if the Single-Shell Tank Waste Management Areas (WMAs) T and TX-TY have impacted groundwater quality. Waste Management Areas T and TX-TY, located in the northern part of the 200 West Area of the Hanford Site, contain the 241-T, 241-TX, and 241-TY tank farms and ancillary waste systems. These two units are regulated under RCRA interim-status regulations (under 40 CFR 265.93) and were placed in assessment groundwater monitoring because of elevated specific conductance in downgradient wells. Anomalous concentrations of technetium-99, chromium, nitrate, iodine-129, and cobalt-60 also were observed in some downgradient wells. Phase I assessment, allowed under 40 CFR 265, provides the owner-operator of a facility with the opportunity to show that the observed contamination has a source other than the regulated unit. For this Phase I assessment, PNNL evaluated available information on groundwater chemistry and past waste management practices in the vicinity of WMAs T and TX-TY. Background contaminant concentrations in the vicinity of WMAs T and TX-TY are the result of several overlapping contaminant plumes resulting from past-practice waste disposal operations. This background has been used as baseline for determining potential WMA impacts on groundwater.

Hodges, F.N.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Air Quality  

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What We Monitor & Why » What We Monitor & Why » Air Quality Air Quality To preserve our existing wilderness-area air quality, LANL implements a conscientious program of air monitoring. April 12, 2012 Real-time data monitoring for particulate matter An air monitoring field team member tests one of LANL's tapered element oscillating microbalance samplers, which collects real-time particulate matter data. Contact Environmental Communication & Public Involvement P.O. Box 1663 MS M996 Los Alamos, NM 87545 (505) 667-0216 Email LANL monitors air quality 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Why we monitor air LANL monitors many different pathways in order to assess their impact on workers, the public, animals, and plants. We monitor the air around the Laboratory to ensure our operations are not affecting the air of nearby

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Genetic Genetic Variability of Cell Wall Degradability for the Selection of Alfalfa with Improved Saccharification Efficiency Marc-Olivier Duceppe & Annick Bertrand & Sivakumar Pattathil & Jeffrey Miller & Yves Castonguay & Michael G. Hahn & Réal Michaud & Marie-Pier Dubé # Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2012 Abstract Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) has a high potential for sustainable bioethanol production, particularly because of its low reliance on N fertilizer. We assessed near-infrared reflec- tance spectroscopy (NIRS) as a high-throughput technique to measure cell wall (CW) degradability in a large number of lignified alfalfa stem samples. We also used a powerful immu- nological approach, glycome profiling, and chemical analyses to increase our knowledge of the composition of CW poly- saccharides of alfalfa stems with various levels

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Energy Commission staff reviewed the petition and assessed the impacts of this proposal on environmental quality, public health and safety. Staff proposes revisions to  

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Data Quality of Quality Measurement Experiments  

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Data Quality of Quality Measurement Experiments Data Quality of Quality Measurement Experiments S. Bottone and S. Moore Mission Research Corporation Santa Barbara, California Introduction Quality Measurement Experiments (QME) are a special class of Value-Added Products (VAP). QMEs add value to Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program datastreams by providing for continuous assessment of the quality of incoming data based on internal consistency checks, comparisons between independent similar measurements, or comparisons between measurements and modeled results. Like any datastream, QME datastreams need to be checked for data quality. For each QME, we analyze a representative sample of files from the ARM data archive to determine 'typical' values of the QME variables. We then design outlier tests, specific to each variable, to be applied to

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Model sensitivity and uncertainty analysis using roadside air quality measurements  

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Model sensitivity and uncertainty analysis using roadside air quality measurements Sotiris, a probabilistic methodology for assessing urban air quality was proposed. Keywords: Air pollution; Model 535265 1. Introduction Mathematical modelling has been widely used for assessing ambient air quality

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Impact of aircraft emissions on air quality in the vicinity of airports. Volume II. An updated model assessment of aircraft generated air pollution at LAX, JFK, and ORD. Final report Jan 1978-Jul 1980  

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This report documents the results of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)/Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air quality study which has been conducted to assess the impact of aircraft emissions of carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC), and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) in the vicinity of airports. This assessment includes the results of recent modeling and monitoring efforts at Washington National (DCA), Los Angeles International (LAX), Dulles International (IAD), and Lakeland, Florida airports and an updated modeling of aircraft generated pollution at LAX, John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Chicago O'Hare (ORD) airports. The Airport Vicinity Air Pollution (AVAP) model which was designed for use at civil airports was used in this assessment. In addition the results of the application of the military version of the AVAP model the Air Quality Assessment Model (AQAM), are summarized. Both the results of the pollution monitoring analyses in Volume I and the modeling studies in Volume II suggest that: maximum hourly average CO concentrations from aircraft are unlikely to exceed 5 parts per million (ppm) in areas of public exposure and are thus small in comparison to the National Ambient Air Quality Standard of 35 ppm; maximum hourly HC concentrations from aircraft can exceed 0.25 ppm over an area several times the size of the airport; and annual average NO2 concentrations from aircraft are estimated to contribute only 10 to 20 percent of the NAAQS limit level.

Yamartino, R.J.; Smith, D.G.; Bremer, S.A.; Heinold, D.; Lamich, D.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance: Quality Policy  

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Policy Policy It is the policy of the Department of Energy to establish quality requirements to ensure that risks and environmental impacts are minimized and that safety, reliability, and performance are maximized through the application of effective management systems commensurate with the risks posed by the facility or activity and its work. The Department implements this policy through the QA Order and the QA rule directives to ensure quality assurance requirements are clearly specified for the broad spectrum of work performed by DOE and its contractors. Objective The objective of the QA requirements are to establish an effective management system (i.e., quality assurance programs) using the performance requirements coupled technical standards where appropriate that ensure:

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Quantitative assessment of the accuracy of dose calculation using pencil beam and Monte Carlo algorithms and requirements for clinical quality assurance  

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To compare the doses calculated using the BrainLAB pencil beam (PB) and Monte Carlo (MC) algorithms for tumors located in various sites including the lung and evaluate quality assurance procedures required for the verification of the accuracy of dose calculation. The dose-calculation accuracy of PB and MC was also assessed quantitatively with measurement using ionization chamber and Gafchromic films placed in solid water and heterogeneous phantoms. The dose was calculated using PB convolution and MC algorithms in the iPlan treatment planning system from BrainLAB. The dose calculation was performed on the patient's computed tomography images with lesions in various treatment sites including 5 lungs, 5 prostates, 4 brains, 2 head and necks, and 2 paraspinal tissues. A combination of conventional, conformal, and intensity-modulated radiation therapy plans was used in dose calculation. The leaf sequence from intensity-modulated radiation therapy plans or beam shapes from conformal plans and monitor units and other planning parameters calculated by the PB were identical for calculating dose with MC. Heterogeneity correction was considered in both PB and MC dose calculations. Dose-volume parameters such as V95 (volume covered by 95% of prescription dose), dose distributions, and gamma analysis were used to evaluate the calculated dose by PB and MC. The measured doses by ionization chamber and EBT GAFCHROMIC film in solid water and heterogeneous phantoms were used to quantitatively asses the accuracy of dose calculated by PB and MC. The dose-volume histograms and dose distributions calculated by PB and MC in the brain, prostate, paraspinal, and head and neck were in good agreement with one another (within 5%) and provided acceptable planning target volume coverage. However, dose distributions of the patients with lung cancer had large discrepancies. For a plan optimized with PB, the dose coverage was shown as clinically acceptable, whereas in reality, the MC showed a systematic lack of dose coverage. The dose calculated by PB for lung tumors was overestimated by up to 40%. An interesting feature that was observed is that despite large discrepancies in dose-volume histogram coverage of the planning target volume between PB and MC, the point doses at the isocenter (center of the lesions) calculated by both algorithms were within 7% even for lung cases. The dose distributions measured with EBT GAFCHROMIC films in heterogeneous phantoms showed large discrepancies of nearly 15% lower than PB at interfaces between heterogeneous media, where these lower doses measured by the film were in agreement with those by MC. The doses (V95) calculated by MC and PB agreed within 5% for treatment sites with small tissue heterogeneities such as the prostate, brain, head and neck, and paraspinal tumors. Considerable discrepancies, up to 40%, were observed in the dose-volume coverage between MC and PB in lung tumors, which may affect clinical outcomes. The discrepancies between MC and PB increased for 15 MV compared with 6 MV indicating the importance of implementation of accurate clinical treatment planning such as MC. The comparison of point doses is not representative of the discrepancies in dose coverage and might be misleading in evaluating the accuracy of dose calculation between PB and MC. Thus, the clinical quality assurance procedures required to verify the accuracy of dose calculation using PB and MC need to consider measurements of 2- and 3-dimensional dose distributions rather than a single point measurement using heterogeneous phantoms instead of homogenous water-equivalent phantoms.

Ali, Imad, E-mail: iali@ouhsc.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK (United States); Ahmad, Salahuddin [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK (United States)

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PARS II Data Quality Memorandum from Deputy Secretary Poneman...  

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II Data Quality Memorandum from Deputy Secretary Poneman (June 19, 2012) PARS II Data Quality.pdf More Documents & Publications Project Assessment and Reporting System (PARS...

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QUALITY ASSURANCE EXCHANGE December 2005 Volume 1 Issue 3  

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QUALITY ASSURANCE EXCHANGE December 2005 Volume 1 Issue 3 U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Corporate Performance Assessment Office of Quality Assurance Programs (EH-31)

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Quality Assurance Exchange March 2006, Volume 2 Issue 1  

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Quality Assurance Exchange March 2006, Volume 2 Issue 1 U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Corporate Performance Assessment Office of Quality Assurance Programs (EH-31)

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Toward a Life Cycle-Based, Diet-level Framework for Food Environmental Impact and Nutritional Quality Assessment: A Critical Review  

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Life cycle assessment (LCA) has been used effectively to evaluate the environmental impacts of food production value chains and to identify opportunities for targeted improvement strategies. ... Additional research needs include development of regionally specific life cycle inventory databases for food and agriculture and expansion of the scope of assessments beyond the current focus on greenhouse gas emissions. ...

Martin C. Heller; Gregory A. Keoleian; Walter C. Willett

2013-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance: Fundamentals of the DOE Quality System  

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Fundamentals of the DOE Quality System Fundamentals of the DOE Quality System The quality assurance program is a management system involving all organizational components and should not be regarded as the sole domain of any single group. The Order and Rule reflects the concept that all work is a process that can be planned, performed, assessed, and improved. The basic requirements are broken into three categories: MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT This format permits managers, those performing the work, and those assessing the planning implementation, and results of the work to focus on their unique responsibilities in carrying out the provisions of the quality assurance program. The three categories capture the range of activities common to all work, from organizing and staffing to assessing results and

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Quality Assurance | Department of Energy  

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Assurance Assurance Quality Assurance QUALITY ASSURANCE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DOE has established Quality Policy, Principles and Value Added Requirement Attributes that apply to all work and are focused on performance, customer expectations, and improvement. When properly implemented, the principles and requirements form a management system to plan, perform, assess, and improve work. The requirements are performance oriented and offer unlimited implementation flexibility. The DOE quality management system moves beyond the traditional quality assurance requirements that had become narrowly focused on safety systems, paper, compliance, and inspections. The management system is designed to link with an organization's strategic plan to support mission achievement and the

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Quality fluctuations of coking coal  

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The quality fluctuations of coal from different sources is assessed, in terms of technical analysis, petrographic analysis, and plastometric data. Considerable fluctuations are seen in the moisture, ash, and s...

V. P. Lyalyuk; V. P. Sokolova; I. A. Lyakhova; D. A. Kassim

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Council on Environmental Quality - Guidance for Environmental...  

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Guidance for Environmental Assessments of Forest Health Projects Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Memorandum: Council on Environmental Quality -...

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AIR QUALITY REPORT SPARKS CONTROVERSY  

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AIR QUALITY REPORT SPARKS CONTROVERSY ... The National Commission on Air Quality delivered its eagerly awaited report to Congress today, and reaction from industry and environmental groups is expected to be both swift and sharp. ... Created under the 1977 Clean Air Act, the commission was charged with assessing the effectiveness of the law, and recommending changes where the law falls short of achieving the goal of improving the nation's air quality. ...

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Thermal and air quality acceptability in buildings that reduce energy by reducing minimun airflow from overhead diffusers  

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assessments of indoor air-quality in five European122 D. Perceived air quality vs. binned zone air126 E. Perceived air quality vs. binned discharge air

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Quality Assurance Specialist  

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Alternate Title(s):Quality Control Technician; Quality Assurance Inspector; Quality Assurance Representative

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Microsoft Word - S05993_CY2009 Annual Rpt.doc  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

6 6 and sample points), vegetation community classifications, Preble's meadow jumping mouse habitat, wetland locations, wildfire/prescribed burn locations, Preble's meadow jumping mouse and wetland mitigation work, and rare plant locations. These data are available in various ArcGIS ® compatible formats. In addition to these types of spatial data, orthorectified aerial and satellite imagery is also available for the Site for different time frames, including pre- and post-closure. 3.4 Validation and Data Quality Assessment Data validation and verification (V&V) during CY 2009 was performed by Legacy Management Support contractor personnel at the Grand Junction, Colorado, office. Data quality assessment (DQA) is performed by personnel at the Site. The following section distinguishes DQA from

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Management and Independent Assessments Guide  

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The Guide reflects updated standards for assessment practices, international standards, and changes in DOE expectations related to quality assurance (QA). Cancels DOE G 414.1-1B.

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Quality in engineering education  

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A number of factors which can affect the quality of engineering education are considered. These include (a) the importance of specifying clear educational goals, since there are many valid kinds of engineering education; (b) matching the educational methods used to these specified goals; (c) matching the assessment methods adopted to these goals; (d) the balance between 'content' and 'process' in the educational programs offered; (e) the problem of overloading the curriculum; (f) the use of information technology in the educational process, and (g) the application of modern methods of quality assurance in university education. The findings of significant recent research into how students learn are brought to bear on these issues.

Prof. John J. Sparkes

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuel Quality Program  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Biofuel Quality Biofuel Quality Program to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuel Quality Program on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuel Quality Program on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuel Quality Program on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuel Quality Program on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuel Quality Program on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuel Quality Program on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Biofuel Quality Program The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Biofuels Quality Program tests and assesses biofuel quality and quantity to resolve any

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161

Office of Quality Assurance  

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

Quality Assurance Quality Assurance QUALITY ASSURANCE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DOE has established Quality Policy, Principles and Value Added Requirement Attributes that apply to all work and are focused on performance, customer expectations, and improvement. When properly implemented, the principles and requirements form a management system to plan, perform, assess, and improve work. The requirements are performance oriented and offer unlimited implementation flexibility. The DOE quality management system moves beyond the traditional quality assurance requirements that had become narrowly focused on safety systems, paper, compliance, and inspections. The management system is designed to link with an organization's strategic plan to support mission achievement and the delivery of products and services. The Department's commitment to environment, safety, and health also relies, upon work being conducted within an effective management system. DOE line managers and contracting officers must understand these two fundamental purposes for the QA requirements and ensure the QA Order and rule are specified in each major contract (including those contracts using the Work Smart Standards process to satisfy DOE Acquisition regulation 48 CFR 970.5223-1).

162

Water quality management plan for Cherokee Reservoir  

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The management plan provides an assessment of Cherokee Reservoir's current water quality, identifies those factors which affect reservoir water quality, and develops recommendations aimed at restoring or maintaining water quality at levels sufficient to support diverse beneficial uses. 20 references, 8 figures, 15 tables. (ACR)

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1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

NETL: Site Environmental Quality  

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

Site Environmental Quality Site Environmental Quality About NETL Site Environmental Quality - Certified to ISO 14001:2004 Questions about NETL's Environment, Safety and Health Management System may be directed to Michael Monahan, 304-285-4408, michael.monahan@netl.doe.gov. NETL has implemented an Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) Management System, based on DOE's Integrated Safety Management System, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14000 series, and the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment (OHSAS) 18000 series. While the original scope of the ES&H Management System included the Morgantown and Pittsburgh sites, in fiscal year 2010, the Albany site was incorporated into the existing ES&H Management System. In addition, all three sites underwent ISO 14001:2004 recertification audits and Morgantown and

164

Quality Assurance: Library and Training  

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

Quality Assurance Library/Training Quality Assurance Library/Training DOE Quality Assurance Criteria Review and Approach Document (CRAD) Management Assessment Tools Software Quality Assurance CRAD QA Program Document Examples: These QA Programs are available to serve as examples from three different types of DOE organizations. Management System for Quality and Safety Management EM HQ DOE-ID DOE Nuclear Safety QA Regulation Enforcement Guide: DOE Enforcement Program Roles and Responsibilities Training, Qualification, and Orientation Materials: See also SQA Training U.S. Nuclear QA Principles, Practices and Requirements - Part I (August 2005) U.S. Nuclear QA Principles, Practices and Requirements - Part II-A Tutorial (August 2005) Suspect/Counterfeit Items Training Materials DOE-STD-1150-2002, Quality Assurance Functional Area Qualification Standard

165

Quality Policy  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Quality Policy It is the policy of the Department of Energy to establish quality requirements to ensure that risks and environmental impacts are minimized and that safety, reliability, and performance are maximized through the application of effective management systems commensurate with the risks posed by the facility or activity and its work. The Department implements this policy through the QA Order and the QA rule directives to ensure quality assurance requirements are clearly specified for the broad spectrum of work performed by DOE and its contractors.

166

Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

To establish an effective management system [i.e., quality assurance programs (QAPs)] using the performance requirements of this Order, coupled with technical standards where appropriate. Cancels DOE O 414.1.

1999-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

167

Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

The Order defines roles and responsibilities for providing quality assurance for DOE products and services. Cancels DOE O 414.1C. Admin Chg 1, dated 5-8-13, cancels DOE O 414.1D.

2011-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

168

Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Order ensures that the quality of DOE/NNSA products and services meets or exceeds the customers' expectations. Cancels DOE O 414.1B and DOE N 411.1. Canceled by DOE O 414.1D.

2005-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

169

Measuring correlation of information quality dimensions using six sigma based product perspective.  

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??This research investigates the issues of information quality assessment and management. It takes information as a product, and examines how different information quality dimensions impact… (more)

Lee, Sang Hyun

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

EQPT: Ecological Quality Profiling Tool  

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EQPT uses"Habitat Value Units" to assess the ecological quality of selected areas. A Habitat Value Unit is equal to one unit area of pristine or desired habitat. The proximity of waste reduces the value of the habitat. The GIS uses a proximity-based iterative algorithm to aggregate similarly classified waste sites. A variable size buffering algorithm is then used to approximate the effects of the waste on the environmental quality of the surrounding areas. The user designated areas are analyzed, and the resulting quality profiles are presented quantitatively in tabular summaries and graphically as grids on vector base maps.

Tzemos, Spyridon (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)); Sackschewsky, Michael R. (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)); Bilyard, Gordon R. (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB))

2002-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

171

NETL: IEP - Air Quality Research  

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

Home > Technologies > Coal & Power Systems > Innovations for Existing Plants > Air Quality Research Home > Technologies > Coal & Power Systems > Innovations for Existing Plants > Air Quality Research Innovations for Existing Plants Air Quality Research Ambient Monitoring Emissions Characterization Predictive Modeling & Evaluation Health Effects Regulatory Drivers Air Quality Research Reference Shelf The NETL Air Quality Research program is designed to resolve the scientific uncertainties associated with the atmospheric formation, distribution, and chemical transformation of pollutant emissions from today's coal-fired power plants, and to obtain a realistic assessment of the human health impacts of these emissions. Results of this research will help the DOE Office of Fossil Energy address policy questions regarding coal plant emissions and provide guidance for future emissions control R&D programs at

172

Office of Enterprse Assessments Review of the West Valley Demonstratio...  

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

Deputy Director, Office of Enterprise Assessments Thomas R. Staker, Director, Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments Quality Review Board William A. Eckroade Thomas...

173

Quality Assurance: Underlying Quality Principles  

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

Underlying Quality Principles Underlying Quality Principles These principles are consistent with Integrated Safety Management Policy, P 450.4A and support ISM implementation. Define Policies and Objectives--Ensure they are Understood and Accepted. Management must set expectations for the organization as a whole before employees can do their jobs, satisfy their customers, and strive to improve the quality of their work. This is accomplished by developing and implementing specific policies and objectives that reflect the operating philosophy of the facility's management. Once these policies and objectives have been established, all managers must take the necessary actions to ensure that each employee shares their vision of the organization's purpose. Specify Roles and Responsibilities--Ensure they are Understood and Accepted.

174

Quality Assurance Exchange September 2005, Volume 1 Issue 2  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Quality Assurance Exchange September 2005, Volume 1 Issue 2 U.S. Department of Energy, Off ice of Corporate Performance Assessment Off ice of Quality Assurance Programs (EH-31)

175

Frey, H.C., and B. Hubbell, "A Risk-based Assessment And Management Framework For Multipollutant Air Quality," Paper 2009-A-235-AWMA, Proceedings, 102nd Annual Conference and Exhibition, Air & Waste Management Association, Detroit,  

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Air Quality," Paper 2009-A-235-AWMA, Proceedings, 102nd Annual Conference and Exhibition, Air & Waste For Multipollutant Air Quality Paper 2009-A-235-AWMA H. Christopher Frey Department of Civil, Construction approach to air quality management. Specifically, management decisions should be based on minimizing

Frey, H. Christopher

176

Assessing Accrual Quality in Financial Institutions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and advances to unconsolidated subsidiaries respectively. Onand advances to unconsolidated subsidiaries (INVAE t ), andand advances to unconsolidated subsidiaries (INVAE), other

Uysal, Aydin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

177

Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

To establish an effective management system [i.e., quality assurance programs(QAPs)] using the performance requirements of this Order, coupled with technical standards where appropriate. Change 1, dated 7/12/01, facilitates the Department's organizational transition necessitated by establishment of the NNSA. (Attachment 2 of this Order is canceled by DOE O 470.2B.) Cancels: DOE O 414.1

2001-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

178

Bacteriological quality of crops irrigated with wastewater in the Xochimilco plots, Mexico City, Mexico.  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...MICROBIOL. BACTERIOLOGICAL QUALITY OF WASTEWATER-IRRIGATED CROPS...L. 1976. Bacteriological quality assessment offresh marketed...wastewater. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CRREL, Hanover, N.H...Administration. 1968. Water Quality Criteria Report of the National...

I Rosas; A Báez; M Coutiño

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Signed Quality Assurance Hub Memo  

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

:I I! DR. STEVEN L. KRAHN DEPUTY ASSISTANT SEC SAFETY AND SECCTRITY PROGRAM ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SUBJECT: Office of Environmental Management Quality Assurance Performance Assessment, Commitment, and Corrective Action Management Program Launch In a memorandum to the FieldlSite Managers dated July 10,2009, it was announced that the Office of Standards and Quality Assurance (EM-23) had deployed a pilot prototype web-based system (Hub) to facilitate providing real-time status of Quality Assurance (QA) performance assessments and associated corrective actions and commitments. The pilot phase of the system has been completed with exceptional cooperation from the various sites involved. The system has now been transferred to a secured Department of Energy Environmental Management (EM)

180

Price-quality incentives in U.S. cotton.  

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??The general issue of assessing and improving vertical coordination related to cotton price and quality is the focus of this study. Key issues addressed include:… (more)

Jung, SangNyeol

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON IMAGE PROCESSING, VOL. 14, NO. 12, DECEMBER 2005 2117 An Information Fidelity Criterion for Image Quality  

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Criterion for Image Quality Assessment Using Natural Scene Statistics Hamid Rahim Sheikh, Member, IEEE, Alan quality is of fundamental im- portance to numerous image and video processing applications. The goal of quality assessment (QA) research is to design algo- rithms that can automatically assess the quality

de Veciana, Gustavo

182

Gathering Data to Assess Your Watershed  

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Quality Data Recycling Programs Economic Development Census Data & Demographics Tax Records #12 and Wastewater Planning and Assessments Population Projections TNRIS Data from State Agencies Railroad Commission

183

Gathering Data to Assess Your Watershed  

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Environmental Depts. Water Quality Data Recycling Programs Economic Development Census Data & Demographics Tax Water and Wastewater Planning and Assessments Population Projections Railroad Commission (RRC) Oil

184

CRAD, Self-Assessment Program Assessment Plan | Department of Energy  

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

Self-Assessment Program Assessment Plan Self-Assessment Program Assessment Plan CRAD, Self-Assessment Program Assessment Plan Performance Objective: Management should ensure that effective management and independent self-assessments are being conducted periodically by technically qualified personnel. [10 CFR 830.122, subpart A & DOE O 414.1A, Quality Assurance] Criteria: Managers shall assess their management processes and be actively involved in the assessment process to ensure results contribute to improved performance of programs, systems, and work processes. DOE O 414.1A, Criterion 9 (a) An effective assessment and safety management program shall focus on achieving DOE/NNSA expectations through federal regulations and standards. DOE O 414.1A, Criterion 9 (a) An effective assessment supports management's goal to protect

185

CRAD, Self-Assessment Program Assessment Plan | Department of Energy  

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

Self-Assessment Program Assessment Plan Self-Assessment Program Assessment Plan CRAD, Self-Assessment Program Assessment Plan Performance Objective: Management should ensure that effective management and independent self-assessments are being conducted periodically by technically qualified personnel. [10 CFR 830.122, subpart A & DOE O 414.1A, Quality Assurance] Criteria: Managers shall assess their management processes and be actively involved in the assessment process to ensure results contribute to improved performance of programs, systems, and work processes. DOE O 414.1A, Criterion 9 (a) An effective assessment and safety management program shall focus on achieving DOE/NNSA expectations through federal regulations and standards. DOE O 414.1A, Criterion 9 (a) An effective assessment supports management's goal to protect

186

Quality Report SQAS95-001  

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

Report SQAS95-001 Report SQAS95-001 Planning for a Software Process Assessment May 1995 Software Quality Assurance Subcommittee of the Nuclear Weapons Complex Quality Managers United States Department of Energy Albuquerque Operations Office Abstract This report presents a guide for how to plan for a software process assessment and how to use the assessment results to guide process improvement. It defines the steps associated with conducting a successful assessment and identifies the framework needed to establish a successful process improvement program. The assessment methodology is based upon the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) software process assessment. 1 This page is left intentionally blank. 2 Planning For A Software Process Assessment Executive Summary

187

Data Driven Quality Assurance and Quality Control  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

"Data Driven Quality Assurance & Quality Control," Patrick Roche, Conservation Services Group. Provides an overview of data QA/QC system design.

188

KEY ISSUES AND SPECIFICITIES FOR THE OBJECTIVE MEDICAL IMAGE QUALITY Lu Zhang, Christine Cavaro-Menard and Patrick Le Callet  

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quality assessment methods orig- inally proposed for natural images and videos have been used quality assessment differs with the objective assessment of natural images and videos extending it has been poorly addressed by natural image quality assessment community, task-based approaches [3, 4

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

189

DOE limited standard: Operations assessments  

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Purpose of this standard is to provide DOE Field Element assessors with a guide for conducting operations assessments, and provide DOE Field Element managers with the criteria of the EM Operations Assessment Program. Sections 6.1 to 6.21 provide examples of how to assess specific areas; the general techniques of operations assessments (Section 5) may be applied to other areas of health and safety (e.g. fire protection, criticality safety, quality assurance, occupational safety, etc.).

NONE

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Wind Power Quality Test for Comparison of Power Quality Standards  

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Power quality testing is important to wind power applications for several reasons. The nature of wind turbine generation is different from conventional power plants. Although windfarms are growing in capacity and diversifying in nature in the U.S. and throughout the globe, there is no standard that addresses the power quality of wind turbines or wind farms. The International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) has convened Working Group 10 (WG10) to address testing and assessment of power quality characteristics of wind turbines. A IEEE task force has been appointed to reconsider flicker measurement procedures in the U.S. Lastly, power quality tests are now required as part of the certification process for wind turbines. NREL began this work both in response to industry request and in support of the IEC working group. (Mr. Gregory is a member of the IEC working group) This paper presents the NREL Certification Testing Team's effort in developing procedures and equipment for power quality testing for wind turbine certification. Summaries of several power quality standards that are applicable to this process are also presented in this paper.

Jacobson, R.; Gregory, B. (National Wind Technology Center)

1999-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

191

The Impact of Assessment Procedures and Need for Cognition on Fraud Risk Assessments .  

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??Due to the increasing awareness of fraudulent financial reporting, auditors' responsibility to conduct quality fraud risk assessments has been raised by a current audit standard,… (more)

Trongmateerut, Pailin

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Microsoft Word - 2010 LASO QAP Assessment of CMRR _Dec. 2-12...  

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

Office, Office of Quality Assurance Assessment of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Building Replacement Project Quality Assurance Program Plan, December 2-12, 2010 The U.S....

193

Quality Assurance Exchange, December 2005  

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

3 3 D e c e m be r 2 0 0 5 I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : In the Spotlight: Interview with Colette Broussard, Quality Assurance Administrator, Office of EM 1 "How To" Series on Performing Assessments: Preparing for Auditing Success 1 Lessons Learned: BNL conducts 3rd Consecutive Third- Party Evaluation of its Assessment Program 2 SQA Work Activity 2 Software Risk Management 3 Announcements, Updates, and Activities 7 Upcoming Meetings &Workshops 9 Q U A L I T Y A S S U R A N C E E X C H A N G E Colette Broussard has extensive back- ground in DOE as a Quality Assurance Engineer, along with experience in safety engineering and environmental management. Colette joined the DOE in 1983 as a QA Engineer at the Pinel- las Plant. She transferred to Headquar-

194

Quality Assurance Exchange, June 2006  

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

V V o lu m e 2 , I ssu e 2 J un e 2 0 0 6 I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : Secretary Bodman Emphasizes Quality Assurance 1 In the Spotlight: Interview with Ava Holland Quality Assurance Manager CBFO/WIPP 1 "How To" Series on Performing Assessments: Audit Meetings 1 DOE Contractor receives the 2005 Malcolm Baldrige Award for Performance Excellence 2 SQA Work Activity #3: Software Configuration Management 3 Safety Software Central Registry Activities 8 Activities, Updates, & Announcements 9 Upcoming Meetings, Conferences & Training Courses 10 Q U A L I T Y A S S U R A N C E E X C H A N G E Ava Holland is the Quality Assurance Manager for the Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) at the Waste Isolation Plant (WIPP). Ms. Holland is responsible for

195

Quality Assurance Exchange, January 2007  

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

1 1 J a n u a r y 2 0 0 7 I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : Departmental Elements Respond to "Improving QA" 1 "How To" Series on Performing Assessments: Post Field Investigation Activities 1 Best Practices: Appropriate Metrics Facilitate Data-Driven IT Decisions 4 SQA Work Activity #4: Procurement and Supplier Management 6 Safety Software Central Registry Activities 7 Upcoming Conferences & Training (relating to DOE / Nuclear & General QA) 8 Q U A L I T Y A S S U R A N C E E X C H A N G E In his memorandum "Improving Quality As- surance," dated April 26, 2006, the Secretary of Energy stated the Department's priority of implementing an effective Quality Assurance program (QAP) and promulgating a quality culture throughout the DOE complex. The

196

Office of Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Office of Quality Assurance establishes and maintains the quality assurance (QA) policies, requirements and guidance for the Department and serves as DOE's corporate resource to ensure that products and services meet or exceed the Department’s quality objectives.

197

Surface Water Quality Standards  

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SURFACE WATER QUALITY STANDARDS AAs part of the ongoing program to manage Texaswater quality, the Texas Commission onEnvironmental Quality (TCEQ) is currently review- ing the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards, including the standards... for contact recreation use. Preliminary public comment plus input from the Surface Water Quality Standards Advisory Work Group have provided guidance on options available for revising the standards, said Jim Davenport, leader of the TCEQ Water Quality...

Wythe, Kathy

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Environmental Quality: Air (Louisiana)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Department of Environmental Quality regulates air quality in Louisiana. The Department has an established a fee system for funding the monitoring, investigation and other activities required...

199

Quality Assurance Specialist  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The selectee will serve as a Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist within the Department of Energy Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID). The Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) provides specialized...

200

RCRA Assessment Plan for Single-Shell Tank Waste Management Area T  

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This plan describes the data quality objectives process used to guide information gathering to further the assessment at WMA T.

Horton, Duane G.

2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Wood Quality: The Effects  

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Wood Quality: The Effects of Planting Density and Thinning Eini C. Lowell PNW Research Station wood quality? By volume, characteristic, product? #12;http://jilldenton.files.wordpress.com/2007, faster #12;What is it that defines wood quality?What is it that defines wood quality? Density: earlywood

202

Track 9: Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

ISM Workshop Presentations Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN August 2009 Track 9: Quality Assurance

203

We describe the Science Data Quality Assessment (SDQA) system for LSST. SDQA will be an analysis system that examines and reports on the quality of LSST data and derived products from a scientific perspective. The key driver of SDQA planning and practices  

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.g., weather data, calibration data and system health and safety data Characterization of image artifacts e/camera/telescope system Collate parameters in the individual reports into a series of concise metrics present them, e & Spitzer SDSS Strategy for formulating SDQA Diagnostics: Initial quality metrics have been identified

Mannings, Vince

204

Comparative lca of industrial objects part 1: lca data quality assurance — sensitivity analysis and pedigree matrix  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The main aim of this paper is to present some methodological considerations concerning existing methods used to assess quality of the LCA study. It relates mainly to the quality of data and the uncertainty of the...

Anna Lewandowska; Zenon Foltynowicz…

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

The Meaning of Quality in Kinship Foster Care: Caregiver, Child, and Worker Perspectives  

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Though principles, guidelines, and procedures for assessing the quality of foster care in kinship settings have been introduced, research on the factors that mediate the quality and outcome of kinship care has been ...

Chipman, Robert; Wells, Susan J.; Johnson, Michelle A.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Impacts of Beach Wrack Removal via Grooming on Surf Zone Water Quality  

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Fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) are used to assess the microbial water quality of recreational waters. Increasingly, nonfecal sources of FIB have been implicated as causes of poor microbial water quality in the coastal environment. These sources are ...

Todd L. Russell; Lauren M. Sassoubre; Christina Zhou; Darien French-Owen; Abdulrahman Hassaballah; Alexandria B. Boehm

2014-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

207

Enterprise Assessments Review, Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilizat...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Review of the Hanford Site Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant Construction Quality January 2015 Office of Nuclear Safety and Environmental Assessments Office of Environment,...

208

Quality Assurance of Computational Model  

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

of Computational of Computational Models Presented at the Annual Department of Presented at the Annual Department of Energy Quality Council Meeting Subir K. Sen Sub . Se Office of Quality Assurance, HS-33 December 7, 2011 Outline Outline * Introduction Introduction * GAO Report 11-143 i l h C il * National Research Council Focus * DOE Model Validation/Performance * Summary 2 Introduction Introduction * Computer models are used in EM's massive Computer models are used in EM s massive clean up effort to model physical and biogeochemical processes biogeochemical processes. * Results from these computational models are often used to make costly cleanup decisions often used to make costly cleanup decisions including selection, performance assessment and annual

209

Speech quality in wireless systems  

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Modern wireless communication systems require a very sophisticated design from the electrical as well as from the acoustical point of view. Since the maximum of functionality needs to be integrated in designs—getting smaller with every new generation—not much space is left for the acoustical components. In addition such sets typically are used in noisy environments. In order to provide a minimum of speech quality a careful design of the acoustical components as well as of the according electrical components is required. Very often there is a strong interaction between those. The presentation will describe the typical types of signal processing and acoustical designs used in such sets and will give methodologies on how to assess the speech quality relevant parameters of such sets. Measurements for optimizing the acoustical design will be described. In addition system evaluation procedures for nonlinear and time?variant signal processing are discussed.

Hans Wilhelm Gierlich; Winfried Krebber; Frank Kettler

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

ARM - Instrument - assist  

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govInstrumentsassist govInstrumentsassist Documentation ASSIST : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports ASSIST : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Atmospheric Sounder Spectrometer for Infrared Spectral Technology (ASSIST) Instrument Categories Radiometric The Atmospheric Sounder Spectrometer for Infrared Spectral Technology (ASSIST), like the AERI, measures infrared spectral zenith radiance at high spectral resolution. Output Datastreams assistch1 : Atmospheric Sounder Spectrometer for Infrared Spectral Technology (ASSIST): channel 1 data assistch2 : Atmospheric Sounder Spectrometer for Infrared Spectral Technology (ASSIST): channel 2 data

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Quality Assurance Policy and Directives | Department of Energy  

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

Quality Assurance Policy and Directives Quality Assurance Policy and Directives Quality Assurance Policy and Directives The Office of Quality Assurance is responsible for DOE's quality assurance (QA) policy and requirements, and for providing assistance with QA implementation. DOE's QA requirements are found in a regulation for nuclear facilities/activities 10 CFR 830, Subpart A and DOE O 414.1D, Quality Assurance, for all other applications. Guidance for implementing the requirements is found in: DOE G 414.1-1B, G 414.1-2B, G 414.1-3, G 414.1-4 and portions of G 450.4-1. The Office also represents DOE's interests on international and national quality standards committees and conformity assessment bodies (third-party quality/environmental management system accreditation) and participates in DOE and contractor QA organizations.

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OLYMPIC AIR QUALITY QUESTIONABLE  

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OLYMPIC AIR QUALITY QUESTIONABLE ... Athletes GOING FOR GOLD worry about Beijing’s air ... Atmospheric chemists say the air quality during the Beijing Games literally rests on which direction the winds blow. ...

RACHEL PETKEWICH

2008-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

213

Quality Assurance Program  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Formal EM policy on the use of the corporate Quality Assurance Program (EM-QA-001 Rev. 1) to ensure all EM projects utilize a consistent quality assurance approach.

214

Stanford University HRPP Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Program  

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/13 Research Compliance Office STANFORD measures and improves, when necessary, compliance with organizational measures and improves, when necessary, the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of the Human Research to assess compliance with organizational policies and procedures and applicable laws, regulations, codes

Puglisi, Joseph

215

Impact of Shale Gas Development on Regional Water Quality  

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...human health and environmental impacts associated with the release...inadequately treated wastewater to the environment (66). In addition, spills...assess potential water quality impacts in the northeast (78, 79...shale gas extraction (54). Impacts from casing leakage, well...

R. D. Vidic; S. L. Brantley; J. M. Vandenbossche; D. Yoxtheimer; J. D. Abad

2013-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

216

Page 1 of 16 Quality Assurance Code of Practice  

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QA53 Page 1 of 16 Quality Assurance Code of Practice Examination and Assessment Offences 1. Purpose: · University Ordinances and Regulations; · QA28 Conduct of Examinations; · University Rule 2 : Conduct

Burton, Geoffrey R.

217

Quality Assurance Exchange, March 2006  

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

2 2 , I ssu e 1 M a r c h 2 0 0 6 I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : In the Spotlight: Interview with Patrice Bubar, DAS for Office of Corporate Performance 1 "How To" Series on Performing Assessments: Auditing Tools & Techniques 1 Lessons Learned: Quality Assurance Related to Fastener Torque Requirements 2 Washington Closure Hanford Safety Software Surveillance Completed 3 Announcements, Updates, & Activities 8 Upcoming Workshops, Training, & Courses 10 Upcoming Meetings & Conferences 9 Q U A L I T Y A S S U R A N C E E X C H A N G E Earlier this year, Patrice M. Bubar was appointed as the Deputy Assistant Secre- tary for Corporate Performance Assess- ment (EH-3) within the Office of Environ- ment, Safety and Health (EH). Ms. Bubar

218

The role of air quality monitoring networks in supporting health research and legislation  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Pollutants in the ambient air result in personal exposure, target tissue exposure and health responses. Ambient air quality measurement using various indicators is important in exposure assessment. Establishment ...

Harish Phuleria

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

E-Print Network 3.0 - affecting health-related quality Sample...  

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

that affect quality of life and influence healthy (and unhealthy... .e. Walkability, bicycle-friendly) Assessing factors that position communities as health-related...

220

Environmental Assessment (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Environmental Protection Act states that the purpose of environmental assessment is to "protect the environment and quality of life of the people of the province; and facilitate the wise...

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221

Montana Ground Water Assessment Act (Montana)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This statute establishes a program to systematically assess and monitor the state's ground water and to disseminate the information to interested persons in order to improve the quality of ground...

222

DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT  

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

4 4 FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY LOAN GUARANTEE TO RECORD HILL WIND LLC FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A WIND ENERGY PROJECT IN ROXBURY, MAINE U.S. Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Program Office Washington, DC 20585 July 2011 DOE/EA-1824 i EXECUTIVE SUMMARY INTRODUCTION The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to issue a loan guarantee to Record Hill Wind LLC (Record Hill) for the construction of a 50.6 megawatt (MW) wind energy project located in Roxbury, Maine. 1 DOE has prepared this Final Environmental Assessment (EA) in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] 4321, et. seq.) Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations

223

Information needs for risk assessment  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

224

Final Environmental Assessment East Altamont Energy Center Application for Certification (01-AFC-4) Alameda County  

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

EAST ALTAMONT ENERGY CENTER EAST ALTAMONT ENERGY CENTER FINAL STAFF ASSESSMENT / ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.......................................................................................................1 INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................................2 PROJECT DESCRIPTION ....................................................................................................3 RESPONSE TO PUBLIC AND AGENCY COMMENTS.......................................................4 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT .....................................................................................5 AIR QUALITY ...........................................................................................................5.1

225

Assessment Report  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Assessment Report Assessment of Audit Coverage of Cost Allowability for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 during...

226

Factors affecting water quality in Cherokee Reservoir  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose was to: (1) define reservoir problems related to water quality conditions; (2) identify the probable causes of these problems; and (3) recommend procedures for achieving needed reservoir water quality improvements. This report presents the project findings to date and suggests steps for upgrading the quality of Cherokee Reservoir. Section II presents background information on the characteristics of the basin, the reservoir, and the beneficial uses of the reservoir. Section III identifies the impacts of existing reservoir water quality on uses of the reservoir for water supply, fishery resources, recreation, and waste assimilation. Section IV presents an assessment of cause-effect relationships. The factors affecting water quality addressed in Section IV are: (1) reservoir thermal stratification and hydrodynamics; (2) dissolved oxygen depletion; (3) eutrophication; (4) toxic substances; and (5) reservoir fisheries. Section V presents a preliminary evaluation of alternatives for improving the quality of Cherokee Reservoir. Section VI presents preliminary conclusions and recommendations for developing and implementing a reservoir water quality management plan. 7 references, 22 figures, 21 tables.

Iwanski, M.L.; Higgins, J.M.; Kim, B.R.; Young, R.C.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Quality assurance and data management  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report contains graphs and tables relating to quality assurance and data management for environmental quality at Hanford Reservation.

Lockrem, L.L.

1998-01-12T23:59:59.000Z

228

CRAD, Quality Assurance - Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste  

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

Waste Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility CRAD, Quality Assurance - Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for an assessment of the Quality Assurance Program portion of an Operational Readiness Review at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility. CRADs provide a recommended approach and the types of information to gather to assess elements of a DOE contractor's programs. CRAD, Quality Assurance - Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility

229

Quality Manual-sample  

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

Q-001 Quality Manual 11_0329 Page 1 of 33 Q-001 Quality Manual 11_0329 Page 1 of 33 EOTA - Quality Manual Document Title: Quality Manual Document Number: Q-001 Rev. 11_0329 Document Owner: Elizabeth Sousa Backup Owner: Melissa Otero Approver(s): Melissa Otero Parent Document: N/A Notify of Changes: EOTA Employees Referenced Document(s): Various Q-001 Quality Manual 11_0329 Page 2 of 33 Revision History: Rev. Level Description of Change A Initial Release B Section V - added justification for exclusion "....because EOTA does not require the use of monitoring and measurement devices in the conduct of business." 07_1205 Added MGTP-004, Employee Satisfaction to Quality Manual 08_0818 Changed P-008 from Corrective Action and Preventive Action to read Corrective/Preventive Action & Improvement Opportunity

230

Downhole steam quality measurement  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The present invention relates to an empirical electrical method for remote sensing of steam quality utilizing flow-through grids which allow measurement of the electrical properties of a flowing two-phase mixture. The measurement of steam quality in the oil field is important to the efficient application of steam assisted recovery of oil. Because of the increased energy content in higher quality steam it is important to maintain the highest possible steam quality at the injection sandface. The effectiveness of a steaming operation without a measure of steam quality downhole close to the point of injection would be difficult to determine. Therefore, a need exists for the remote sensing of steam quality.

Lee, D.O.; Montoya, P.C.; Muir, J.F.; Wayland, J.R. Jr.

1985-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

231

Quality Work Plan Update  

Energy Savers [EERE]

resources and quality assurance Improving long term sustainability by building the foundation of the national industry with WAP at the core 2 Responding to Network Concerns...

232

Safety & Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Together, our Facility Operations Division and Engineering, Safety and Quality Division work to ensure EM conducts its operations and cleanup safely through sound practices. These divisions ensure...

233

Water Quality (Louisiana)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

These regulations establish requirements and procedures for permitting, enforcement, monitoring, and surveillance, and spill control activities of the Department of Environmental Quality. Without...

234

Air-Quality Regulations  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

n...Federal, state and/or local regulations constructed for the purpose of protecting air quality, e.g., low volatile organic compounds...

Jan W. Gooch

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Air-quality regulations  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

n....Federal, state and/or local regulations constructed for the purpose of protecting air quality, e.g., low volatile organic compounds...

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Section 22: Quality Assurance  

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

Quality Assurance (40 CFR 194.22) United States Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Carlsbad Field Office Carlsbad, New Mexico Compliance Recertification...

237

CRAD, Quality Assurance - Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II |  

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

CRAD, Quality Assurance - Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase CRAD, Quality Assurance - Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II CRAD, Quality Assurance - Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II February 2006 A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a February 2006 Commencement of Operations assessment of the Quality Assurance Program at the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II. CRADs provide a recommended approach and the types of information to gather to assess elements of a DOE contractor's programs. CRAD, Quality Assurance - Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II More Documents & Publications CRAD, Radiological Controls - Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II

238

CRAD, Quality Assurance - Idaho MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility | Department  

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

Quality Assurance - Idaho MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility Quality Assurance - Idaho MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility CRAD, Quality Assurance - Idaho MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility May 2007 A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a May 2007 readiness assessment of the Quality Assurance Program at the MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project. CRADs provide a recommended approach and the types of information to gather to assess elements of a DOE contractor's programs. CRAD, Quality Assurance - Idaho MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility More Documents & Publications CRAD, Engineering - Idaho MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility

239

CRAD, Quality Assurance - Oak Ridge National Laboratory TRU ALPHA LLWT  

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

Quality Assurance - Oak Ridge National Laboratory TRU ALPHA Quality Assurance - Oak Ridge National Laboratory TRU ALPHA LLWT Project CRAD, Quality Assurance - Oak Ridge National Laboratory TRU ALPHA LLWT Project November 2003 A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a November 2003 assessment of the Quality Assurance Program portion of an Operational Readiness Review of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory TRU ALPHA LLWT Project. CRADs provide a recommended approach and the types of information to gather to assess elements of a DOE contractor's programs. CRAD, Quality Assurance - Oak Ridge National Laboratory TRU ALPHA LLWT Project More Documents & Publications

240

Sandia National Laboratories Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) software quality plan. Part 1: ASC software quality engineering practices, Version 2.0.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of the Sandia National Laboratories Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Software Quality Plan is to clearly identify the practices that are the basis for continually improving the quality of ASC software products. The plan defines the ASC program software quality practices and provides mappings of these practices to Sandia Corporate Requirements CPR 1.3.2 and 1.3.6 and to a Department of Energy document, ASCI Software Quality Engineering: Goals, Principles, and Guidelines. This document also identifies ASC management and software project teams responsibilities in implementing the software quality practices and in assessing progress towards achieving their software quality goals.

Sturtevant, Judith E.; Heaphy, Robert; Hodges, Ann Louise; Boucheron, Edward A.; Drake, Richard Roy; Minana, Molly A.; Hackney, Patricia; Forsythe, Christi A.; Schofield, Joseph Richard, Jr. (,; .); Pavlakos, Constantine James; Williamson, Charles Michael; Edwards, Harold Carter

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Area C borrow Site Habitat Assessment  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A habitat quality assessment was performed within selected portions of the proposed Area C Borrow Source. The previously identified Bitterbrush / Indian ricegrass stabilized dune element occurrence was determined to be better described as a sagebrush /needle-and-thread grass element occurrence of fair to good quality. A new habitat polygon is suggested adjacent to this element occurrence, which would also be sagebrush/needle-and-thread grass, but of poor quality. The proposed site of initial borrow site development was found to be a very low quality community dominated by cheatgrass.

Sackschewsky, Michael R.; Downs, Janelle L.

2009-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

242

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells - Hydrogen - Hydrogen Quality  

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

Hydrogen Quality Issues for Fuel Cell Vehicles Hydrogen Quality Issues for Fuel Cell Vehicles Introduction Developing and implementing fuel quality specifications for hydrogen are prerequisites to the widespread deployment of hydrogen-fueled fuel cell vehicles. Several organizations are addressing this fuel quality issue, including the International Standards Organization (ISO), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)/Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI). All of their activities, however, have focused on the deleterious effects of specific contaminants on the automotive fuel cell or on-board hydrogen storage systems. While it is possible for the energy industry to provide extremely pure hydrogen, such hydrogen could entail excessive costs. The objective of our task is to develop a process whereby the hydrogen quality requirements may be determined based on life-cycle costs of the complete hydrogen fuel cell vehicle "system." To accomplish this objective, the influence of different contaminants and their concentrations in fuel hydrogen on the life-cycle costs of hydrogen production, purification, use in fuel cells, and hydrogen analysis and quality verification are being assessed.

243

Water quality Water quantity  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

01-1 · Water quality · Water quantity · Remediation strategies MinE 422: Water Resources: Younger, Banwart and Hedin. 2002. Mine Water. Hydrology, Pollution, Remediation. Impacts of mining on water mining ­ Often the largest long term issue ­ Water quality affected, surface/ground water pollution

Boisvert, Jeff

244

Water quality Water quantity  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

· Water quality · Water quantity · Remediation strategies MinE 422: Water Resources: Younger, Banwart and Hedin. 2002. Mine Water. Hydrology, Pollution, Remediation. Impacts of mining on water mining ­ Often the largest long term issue ­ Water quality affected, surface/ground water pollution

Boisvert, Jeff

245

CODE QUALITY EVALUATION METHODOLOGY USING THE ISO/IEC 9126 STANDARD  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Software Engineering ­ Product Quality Standard assesses a system's internal and external quality, as wellCODE QUALITY EVALUATION METHODOLOGY USING THE ISO/IEC 9126 STANDARD Yiannis Kanellopoulos1 , Panos@gmail.com 2 Dept. of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University Of Patras, Greece {adonel

Tjortjis, Christos

246

AN ONTOLOGY-BASED METHOD FOR QUALITY ASSESMENT OF SPATIAL DATA BASES  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

AN ONTOLOGY-BASED METHOD FOR QUALITY ASSESMENT OF SPATIAL DATA BASES Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi1 for the quality assessment of spatial data bases in both ontological and data levels. Key Words Logical consistency, quality, ontology, spatial data bases, Prolog, AI. #12;1. Introduction The widespread use

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

247

Does an Increase in Air Quality Models' Resolution Bring Surface Ozone Concentrations Closer to Reality?  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Does an Increase in Air Quality Models' Resolution Bring Surface Ozone Concentrations Closer challenge for small-scale air quality modeling is the assessment of health impact and popu- lation exposure. Introduction A current trend in small-scale air quality modeling is to quantify the health impact of exposure

Menut, Laurent

248

4-1 2001 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT CHAPTER 4: AIR QUALITY  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

4-1 2001 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT CHAPTER 4: AIR QUALITY 2001 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT Air monitoring program, routine environmental air sampling is conducted to verify local air quality and to assess;2001 SITE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT CHAPTER 4: AIR QUALITY 4-2 Target Processing Lab Central Steam Facility 0 100

Homes, Christopher C.

249

Technical Qualification Program Self-Assessment Report - Pacific Northwest  

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

Technical Qualification Program Self-Assessment Report - Pacific Technical Qualification Program Self-Assessment Report - Pacific Northwest Site Office Technical Qualification Program Self-Assessment Report - Pacific Northwest Site Office This self-assessment evaluated how well the Technical Qualification and Federal Capability Programs were implemented at the Pacific Northwest Site Office. The assessment was conducted in accordance with the SCMS: Quality Assurance and Oversight: Subject Area: Assessments, Procedure 2, Performing Assessments and SCMS: Quality Assurance and Oversight: Subject Area: Issues Management, Procedure 1, Managing Issues Identified in Oversight Activities. PNSO TQP Self-Assessment More Documents & Publications Technical Qualification Program Self-Assessment Report - Livermore Field Office Technical Qualification Program and FTCP Assessment CRADs

250

Consequence Assessment  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This volume focuses on the process of performing timely initial assessments necessary to support critical first decisions and the continuous process of refining those initial assessments as more information and resources become available. Canceled by DOE G 151.1-4.

1997-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

251

Quality engineering as a profession.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Over the course of time, the profession of quality engineering has witnessed significant change, from its original emphasis on quality control and inspection to a more contemporary focus on upholding quality processes throughout the organization and its product realization activities. This paper describes the profession of quality engineering, exploring how today's quality engineers and quality professionals are certified individuals committed to upholding quality processes and principles while working with different dimensions of product development. It also discusses the future of the quality engineering profession and the future of the quality movement as a whole.

Kolb, Rachel R.; Hoover, Marcey L.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Impact of integrative design on additive manufacturing quality  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

To move additive manufacturing (AM) into a realm of credible manufacturing, quality evaluation techniques must be established to highlight the potential gains of AM technologies in the field of production quality in terms of dimensional control. This research aims to express the relationship among AM-enabled integrative design and quality evaluation techniques. The methodology proposed is backed by a comprehensive literature review that covers AM dimensional quality and conventional quality assessment techniques for production. The research proposes modelling the positive impact of integrating design using Taguchiâ??s quality loss function (QLF) and tolerance stack-up models. In addition, the research provides a straightforward way to evaluate AM-enabled integrated designs that promotes the proliferation of AM technology as a sustainable and credible manufacturing method. A case study is presented that describes how to apply Taguchiâ??s QLF to AM integrated designs.

David M. Dietrich; Elizabeth Cudney

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Quality Assurance Exchange, September 2005  

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

2 2 S e p t e m b e r 2 0 0 5 I N T H E S P O T L I G H T : I N T E R V I E W W I T H C H I P L A G D O N A C T I N G C H I E F O F N U C L E A R S A F E T Y E N E R G Y , S C I E N C E A N D E N V I R O N M E N T I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : In the Spotlight: Interview with Chip Lagdon, acting CENS 1 Lessons Learned from SQA Assessments 2 SQA Work Activity 1-Software Project Manage- ment & Quality Planning & ASME NQA-1-2000 3 Announcements, Updates, and Activities 7 DOE Order 414.1C Rollout 1 Upcoming Meetings &Workshops 8 S/CI Items Video Conference 6 Q U A L I T Y A S S U R A N C E E X C H A N G E DOE ORDER 414.1C ROLLOUT The Quality Assurance Order Rollout Video Conferences were held July 25 th and August 4 th , 2005, at the DOE For- restal Building, Washington, D.C. Over 20 DOE sites nationwide participated in the video conferences. The primary

254

Environmental Assessment  

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

1 1 FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA WIND ENERGY RESEARCH CONSORTIUM PROJECT ROSEMOUNT, MINNESOTA U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Golden Field Office MARCH 2011 DOE/EA-1791 FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE UNVIERSITY OF MINNESOTA WIND ENERGY RESEARCH CONSORTIUM PROJECT ROSEMOUNT, MINNESOTA U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Golden Field Office MARCH 2011 U.S. Department of Energy University of Minnesota Wind Energy Research Consortium Project Golden Field Office Environmental Assessment March 2011 Page i Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction .......................................................................................................................................... 1

255

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT  

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

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT Construction and Operation of a Proposed Biogas Anaerobic Digestion Facility at an Ethanol Plant Western Plains Energy, LLC Grinnell Township (Oakley), Gove County, Kansas U. S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Cooperative Service 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250-3225 August 29, 2011 Environmental Assessment Western Plains Energy, LLC Gove County, Kansas ii TABLE OF CONTENTS Section Page I. PROPOSAL DESCRIPTION AND NEED .................................................................... 1 II. PRIMARY BENEFICIARIES AND RELATED ACTIVITIES .................................. 2 III. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSAL AREA .............................................................. 2

256

EA-1602: Final Environmental Assessment | Department of Energy  

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

EA-1602: Final Environmental Assessment EA-1602: Final Environmental Assessment EA-1602: Final Environmental Assessment Alternative Intake Project Transmission Line and Interconnection As part of its comprehensive water quality strategy to protect and improve water quality for its customers, the Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) is implementing the Alternative Intake Project (AIP). This Final Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluates Western Area Power Administration's (Western's) Transmission Line and Interconnection (Proposed Action) for the AIP. DOE/EA-1602, Alternative Intake Project Transmission Line and Interconnection Final Environmental Assessment (November 2008) More Documents & Publications EA-1602: Finding of No Significant Impact EIS-0404: Final Environmental Impact Statement EA-1411: Finding of No Significant Impact

257

RADIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT and STABILIZATION' SCENARIOS PARRERSBURG,'W. VA. SITE FEBRUARY 1980 M. CARSON J. COFFMAN N. MANDELTORT, ! Division of Nuclear Service Operations Chem-Nuclear\ Systems, Inc. 240 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 100 Columbia, South Carolina 29210 Prepared for AMAX Specialty Hetals Corporation One Greenwich Plaza Greenwich, Connecticut 06830 During July' 1978, Chem-Nuclear Systems, Inc. (CNSI) began an assessment program for AMAX Specialty Metals Corp."(AMAX) u to locate, quantify, and evaluate the'extent of environmental radioactive contamination at the AMAX Parkersburg., West Virginia former zirconium/hafnium processing facility. In addition, preliminary ive assessments were to be made to assist AMAX in evaluat ,ing alternat methods for site cleanup.

258

Risk Assessment  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

A set of issues that state and local governments should carefully consider, with the goal of helping them assess and anticipate solutions for some worst case or unfortunate case scenarios as they...

259

Report: EM Quality Assurance  

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

EM QUALITY ASSURANCE EM QUALITY ASSURANCE September 25, 2008 Submitted by the EMAB Quality Assurance Subcommittee Background: In Fiscal Year (FY) 2008, the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB) was tasked to dialogue with the Office of Quality Assurance (EM-60, QA) as it works to revitalize standards and institutionalize QA into Departmental and EM processes. In addition, EMAB was directed to dialogue with EM-60 on incorporating QA and engineering into the procurement process. Board members reviewed and discussed the topics of QA and EM-60's functions during their public meeting on May 7, 2008, in Washington D.C. The EMAB QA Subcommittee comprised of Dr. Lawrence Papay, Mr. G. Brian Estes, and Mr. Tom Winston, continued to explore the issues presented in May and engaged in follow-up

260

Evaluating Cotton Seed Quality  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

High-quality cotton seed is critical for establishing good stands. Over the last several years, producers have scrutinized costs and benefits of numerous new cotton varieties. With the increase in cost of most current cotton varieties and the use...

Boman, Randy

2005-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Geothermal steam quality testing  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Geothermal steam quality and purity have a significant effect on the operational efficiency and life of geothermal steam turbines and accessory equipment. Poor steam processing can result in scaled nozzles/blades, erosion, corrosion, reduced utilization efficiency, and early fatigue failures accelerated by stress corrosion cracking (SCC). Upsets formed by undetected slugs of liquid entering the turbine can cause catastrophic failure. The accurate monitoring and determination of geothermal steam quality/purity is intrinsically complex which often results in substantial errors. This paper will review steam quality and purity relationships, address some of the errors, complexities, calibration and focus on: thermodynamic techniques for evaluating and monitoring steam quality by use of the modified throttling calorimeters.

Jung, D.B. [Two-Phase Engineering & Research, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

262

Water Quality Control (Texas)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The policy of the state of Texas is to promote the quality of the state's water by regulating existing industries, taking into consideration the economic development of the state, and by...

263

Water Quality (Oklahoma)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Water Quality Act establishes cumulative remedies to prevent, abate and control the pollution of the waters of the state. The act establishes responsibilities of the Oklahoma Department of...

264

Hydrogen Fuel Quality (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Jim Ohi of NREL's presentation on Hydrogen Fuel Quality at the 2007 DOE Hydrogen Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation on May 15-18, 2007 in Arlington, Virginia.

Ohi, J.

2007-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

265

Air Quality and Pollution  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Air quality refers to the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of air, both in outside space and in enclosed ... other non?industrial working places, and residencies. Air pollution is the abnormal ...

Zoran Marmut

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Software Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

DOE N 251.40, dated 5/3/01, extends this directive until 12/31/01. To define requirements and responsibilities for software quality assurance (SQA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). Does not cancel other directives.

2000-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

267

Software Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

To define requirements and responsibilities for software quality assurance (SQA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). DOE N 251.40, dated 5/3/01, extends this directive until 12/31/01.

2000-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

268

Air Quality (Nova Scotia, Canada)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Nova Scotia Environment is responsible for monitoring the air quality in the province, as well as administering fines and permits relating to air quality. The Air Quality Regulations state...

269

Water Quality Criteria Introduction ....................................................................................................................................798  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

APPENDIX G Water Quality Criteria CONTENTS Introduction ....................................................................................................................................798 EPA's Water Quality Criteria and Standards Plan -- Priorities for the Future............................798 Compilation of Recommended Water Quality Criteria and EPA's Process for Deriving New

Pitt, Robert E.

270

Global air quality and climate  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

CRITICAL REVIEW Global air quality and climatewz Arlene M.determine regional air quality and can alter climate.to-continental scale air quality. Reducing the O 3 precursor

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Assessment of BTX Concentrations Near a Petrol Station Using Diffusive Samplers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

polluted area. Keywords: Air quality, population exposure, benzene, service Station, petrol, vapour Author manuscript, published in "International Conference Measuring Air Pollutants by Diffusive Sampling monitoring and dispersion modelling methodology was applied for assessing air quality related

Boyer, Edmond

272

Exposure assessment in ergonomic epidemiology Is there something specific to the assessment of biomechanical exposures?  

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Exposure assessment in ergonomic epidemiology Is there something specific to the assessment.leclerc@st-maurice.inserm.fr Key words : ergonomics, work, exposure, cancer In this issue of the Journal the authors of two articles in "ergonomic epidemiology" stress several necessary qualities of exposure data: they must

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

273

Air Quality Rules (North Carolina)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This is a comprehensive air quality rule for North Carolina that includes ambient air quality standards, emission control standards, monitoring and reporting requirements, and permitting procedures...

274

Nebraska Air Quality Regulations (Nebraska)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

These regulations, promulgated by the Department of Environmental Quality, contain provisions pertaining to ambient air quality standards, pollution source operating permits, emissions reporting,...

275

Water Quality Standards Implementation (Oklahoma)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality regulates Oklahoma's Water Quality Standards. The law states the requirements and standards for point source discharges. It also establishes...

276

Ambient Air Quality Standards (Iowa)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

These regulations set statewide ambient air quality standards for various contaminants. The state code follows the regulations set forth in the National Primary and Secondary Ambient Air Quality...

277

Quality Assurance Corporate Board | Department of Energy  

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

Quality Assurance Quality Assurance Corporate Board Quality Assurance Corporate Board The Office of Environmental Management (EM) Quality Assurance Corporate Board is an...

278

Hydrogen Fuel Quality - Focus: Analytical Methods Development...  

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

Fuel Quality - Focus: Analytical Methods Development & Hydrogen Fuel Quality Results Hydrogen Fuel Quality - Focus: Analytical Methods Development & Hydrogen Fuel Quality Results...

279

Better Postdiagnosis Diet Quality Is Associated with Reduced Risk of Death among Postmenopausal Women with Invasive Breast Cancer in the Women's Health Initiative  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...Evaluating Bone Quantity and Quality in Women with Bone Metastases...novel tools to assess bone quality may help guide individual patient...were performed using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA...modality. Bone quantity and quality assessments Citation Information...

Stephanie M. George; Rachel Ballard-Barbash; James M. Shikany; Bette J. Caan; Jo L. Freudenheim; Candyce H. Kroenke; Mara Z. Vitolins; Shirley A. Beresford; and Marian L. Neuhouser

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Environmental Assessment  

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

ASSESSMENT (EA) ASSESSMENT (EA) FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE SOUTH ACCESS ROAD (CR 802) IN SUPPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, WASTE ISOLATION PILOT PLANT (WIPP) IN EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO NEPA #: DOI-BLM-NM-P020-2010-0011-EA PREPARED IN COOPERATION WITH: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CARLSBAD FIELD OFFICE P. O. BOX 2078 CARLSBAD, NM 88221-2078 PREPARED BY: OWEN W. LOFTON SUPERVISORY MULTI RESOURCES SPECIALIST BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT CARLSBAD FIELD OFFICE 620 EAST GREENE CARLSBAD, NM 88220 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT BLM Office: Carlsbad Field Office DOI-BLM-NM-P020-2010-0011-EA Serial #: NM-123703 Department of Energy (DOE), Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) South Access Road (SAR) 1.0 Purpose and Need for Action 1.1 The DOE CBFO, is requesting a right-of-way (ROW) that consists of re-

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281

Rapid Assessment  

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

Assessment Assessment of Lignin Content and Structure in Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) Grown Under Different Environmental Conditions David G. J. Mann & Nicole Labbé & Robert W. Sykes & Kristen Gracom & Lindsey Kline & Isabella M. Swamidoss & Jason N. Burris & Mark Davis & C. Neal Stewart Jr. Published online: 13 October 2009 # Springer Science + Business Media, LLC. 2009 Abstract Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is a candi- date feedstock in bioenergy, and plant breeding and molecular genetic strategies are being used to improve germplasm. In order to assess these subsequent modifica- tions, baseline biomass compositional data are needed in a relevant variety of environments. In this study, switch- grass cv. Alamo was grown in the field, greenhouse, and growth chamber and harvested into individual leaf and stem tissue components. These components

282

Sleep Assessment  

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

Sleep Assessment Sleep Assessment 1 | Thank you for taking the time to complete this extensive form. Sleep disturbances and/or fatigue are most often the result of many factors. In order to best treat your condition we need to understand your symptoms and history. Please bring your completed assessment form to your appointment. To schedule an appointment please call 505 844-HBES (4237). Name: Employee ID#: Date: Male Female Age: Health Plan : United BCBSNM Other: Referred by: Sleep and Health History In general, would you describe your sleep as: Refreshing Not Refreshing How would you rate your sleep? Very Good Good Adequate Poor Very Poor How would you describe your sleep problem? Sleep Problem (indicate all that apply) Duration of problem

283

E-Print Network 3.0 - assessing behavioral effects Sample Search...  

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

as well as Summary: improvement activity and assessments. Quality Improvement 5. a. Articulate and effectively apply relevant... , timeout, positive ID). b. Actively...

284

E-Print Network 3.0 - assess spatial learning Sample Search Results  

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

Summary: -TRAN computationally feasible. Another effort at UCSB has been to assess the spatial data quality and to reduce spatial... in spatial cognition and its related...

285

E-Print Network 3.0 - assessing consumer values Sample Search...  

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

many products makes quality assessment virtually impossible for the average consumer... image is associated with consumer loyalty, consumer beliefs about a positive brand...

286

E-Print Network 3.0 - assessing air pollution Sample Search Results  

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

air pollution Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: assessing air pollution Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Air Quality: Reporting...

287

Environmental Assessment  

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

the Interior the Interior Bureau of Land Management Environmental Assessment DOI-BLM-NV-S010-2013-0052-EA DOE/EA-1960 June 28, 2013 Townsite Solar Project Transmission Line PREPARING OFFICE U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District Office Las Vegas Field Office 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive Las Vegas, Nevada 702-515-5000 Office 702-515-5010 Fax Environmental Assessment for the Townsite Solar Project DOE/EA-1960 DOI-BLM-NV-S010-2013-0052 EA N-91290 Prepared For U.S. Department of the Interior

288

Environmental Assessment  

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

4 4 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR PROPOSED ENERGY CONSERVATION STANDARDS FOR RESIDENTIAL CLOTHES WASHERS December 2000 U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office of Building Research and Standards Washington, DC 20585 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR RESIDENTIAL CLOTHES WASHERS TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EA-1 2. PURPOSE AND NEED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EA-1 3. ALTERNATIVES INCLUDING THE PROPOSED ACTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EA-2 3.1 No Action Alternative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EA-2 3.2 Proposed Standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EA-2 3.3 Alternative Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EA-3 3.4 Impacts of Proposed and Alternative Standards

289

Environmental Assessment  

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

9 9 Environmental Assessment Proposed Changes to the Sanitary Biosolids Land Application Program on the Oak Ridge Reservation, Oak Ridge, Tennessee June 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office This page intentionally left blank. DOE/EA-1779 Environmental Assessment Proposed Changes to the Sanitary Biosolids Land Application Program on the Oak Ridge Reservation, Oak Ridge, Tennessee Date Issued-June 2011 Bechtel Jacobs Company, LLC and CDM Federal Services Inc. contributed to the preparation of this document and may not be considered for review of the document U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management This page intentionally left blank. iii CONTENTS FIGURES......................................................................................................................................................

290

Environmental Assessment  

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

the Interior the Interior Bureau of Land Management Environmental Assessment DOI-BLM-NV-S010-2013-0052-EA DOE/EA-1960 June 28, 2013 Townsite Solar Project Transmission Line PREPARING OFFICE U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District Office Las Vegas Field Office 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive Las Vegas, Nevada 702-515-5000 Office 702-515-5010 Fax Environmental Assessment for the Townsite Solar Project DOE/EA-1960 DOI-BLM-NV-S010-2013-0052 EA N-91290 Prepared For U.S. Department of the Interior

291

Environmental Assessment  

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

682 682 Environmental Assessment Upgrades and Life Extension of the 242-A Evaporator, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington Conducted Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 U.S. Department of Energy Richland, Washington Environmental Assessment February 20 10 DOE/EA- 1682 This page intentionally left blank. 1 February 20 10 DOE/EA- 1682 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 INTRODUCTION..............................................................................1. 1.1 BACKGROUND ......................................................................... 3 1.2 PURPOSE AND NEED FOR THE PROPOSED ACTION ......................... 6 1.3 NEPA REQUIREMENTS............................................................... 6 2.0 DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED ACTION AND ALTERNATIVE ....................... 8

292

Air Quality | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Retrieved from "http:en.openei.orgwindex.php?titleAirQuality&oldid612070" Category: NEPA Resources...

293

Indoor Environmental Quality  

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

office interior, people talking, computational fluid dynamics image office interior, people talking, computational fluid dynamics image Indoor Environmental Quality EETD conducts a broad program of research, technology development, and dissemination activities directed toward improving the health, comfort, and energy efficiency of the indoor environment. EETD researchers conduct a broad program of research and development with the goals of: reducing the energy used for thermally conditioning and distributing ventilation air in buildings improving indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal comfort and the health and productivity of building occupants understanding human exposures to environmental pollutants found in indoor and outdoor air improving the scientific understanding of factors and processes affecting air quality developing sound science to inform public policy on the most

294

Traffic air quality index  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Abstract Vehicle emissions are responsible for a considerable share of urban air pollution concentrations. The traffic air quality index (TAQI) is proposed as a useful tool for evaluating air quality near roadways. The TAQI associates air quality with the equivalent emission from traffic sources and with street structure (roadway structure) as anthropogenic factors. The paper presents a method of determining the TAQI and defines the degrees of harmfulness of emitted pollution. It proposes a classification specifying a potential threat to human health based on the TAQI value and shows an example of calculating the TAQI value for real urban streets. It also considers the role that car traffic plays in creating a local UHI.

Zbigniew Bagie?ski

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Resource Adequacy Implications of Forthcoming EPA Air Quality Regulations  

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

Executive Summary Executive Summary December 2011 Resource Adequacy Implications of Forthcoming EPA Air Quality Regulations RESOURCE ADEQUACY IMPLICATIONS OF FORTHCOMING EPA AIR QUALITY REGULATIONS - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Executive Summary This report presents the results of an independent assessment by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) of the adequacy of U.S. electric generation resources under air pollution regulations being finalized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This report does not estimate the economic impacts of EPA regulations, nor does it provide detailed reliability assessments that planning authorities and other stakeholders will need to conduct to ensure deliverability of power and grid reliability during implementation of EPA rules.

296

Quality Assurance REFERENCE GUIDE  

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

Quality Assurance Quality Assurance Qualification Standard DOE-STD-1150-2002 July 2012 Reference Guide The Functional Area Qualification Standard References Guides are developed to assist operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff in the acquisition of technical competence and qualification within the Technical Qualification Program. Please direct your questions or comments related to this document to the Office of Leadership and Career Management, Technical Qualification Program (TQP) Manager, Albuquerque Complex. This page is intentionally blank. Table of Contents i FIGURES ....................................................................................................................................... ii TABLES ........................................................................................................................................ iii

297

Procedure for Generating Data Quality Reports for SIRS Radiometric Measurements  

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

Procedure for Generating Data Quality Reports Procedure for Generating Data Quality Reports for SIRS Radiometric Measurements M. H. L. Anderberg, F. P. Rael, and T. L. Stoffell National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden, Colorado Introduction The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program needs high-quality broadband shortwave (SW) (solar) and longwave (LW) irradiance information for the development and validation of atmospheric circulation and climate models. To this end, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) performs a quality assessment of the data from 22 Solar Infrared Stations (SIRS) in the Southern Great Plains (SGP). Data quality reports (DQRs) are instrumental in passing the resultant information to the scientific community. The value of these reports depends on clear and consistent

298

Indoor Air Quality Assessment of the San Francisco Federal Building  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of BuildingEnergy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Building

Apte, Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Quality assessment of gene expression data from primary breast carcinomas  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...independent validation procedures with features qualifying...As an independent technology for validation of...lacking efficient handling procedures. However, technologies appropriate for...Density Arrays (Applied Biosystems). We...

Simen Myhre; Hayat Mohammed; Arnoldo Frigessi; Jens Overgaard; Jan Alsner; Anne-Lise Borresen-Dale; and Therese Sorlie

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Quality Assessment in the Presence of Additional Data in Photovoltaics  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In this article, we study the classic acceptance sampling problem under the general assumption that the measurements (the power output in photovoltaics) may follow an arbitrary continuous distribution function .....

Sabine Meisen; Andrey Pepelyshev…

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

Self-Assessment Program Assessment plan - Developed By NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division  

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

SELF-ASSESSMENT SELF-ASSESSMENT Assessment Plan NNSA/Nevada Site Office Independent Oversight Division Performance Objective: Management should ensure that effective management and independent self- assessments are being conducted periodically by technically qualified personnel. [10 CFR 830.122, subpart A & DOE O 414.1A, Quality Assurance] Criteria: Managers shall assess their management processes and be actively involved in the assessment process to ensure results contribute to improved performance of programs, systems, and work processes. DOE O 414.1A, Criterion 9 (a) An effective assessment and safety management program shall focus on achieving DOE/NNSA expectations through federal regulations and standards. DOE O 414.1A, Criterion 9 (a) An effective assessment supports management's goal to protect people and

302

Sandia National Laboratories Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) software quality plan : ASC software quality engineering practices Version 3.0.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The purpose of the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Software Quality Plan is to clearly identify the practices that are the basis for continually improving the quality of ASC software products. Quality is defined in the US Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Agency (DOE/NNSA) Quality Criteria, Revision 10 (QC-1) as 'conformance to customer requirements and expectations'. This quality plan defines the SNL ASC Program software quality engineering (SQE) practices and provides a mapping of these practices to the SNL Corporate Process Requirement (CPR) 001.3.6; 'Corporate Software Engineering Excellence'. This plan also identifies ASC management's and the software project teams responsibilities in implementing the software quality practices and in assessing progress towards achieving their software quality goals. This SNL ASC Software Quality Plan establishes the signatories commitments to improving software products by applying cost-effective SQE practices. This plan enumerates the SQE practices that comprise the development of SNL ASC's software products and explains the project teams opportunities for tailoring and implementing the practices.

Turgeon, Jennifer L.; Minana, Molly A.; Hackney, Patricia; Pilch, Martin M.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Office of Quality Management  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Office of Quality Management develops and interprets Government-wide policies and procedures and conducts training to ensure the accurate identification of information and documents that must be classified or controlled under statute or Executive order to protect the national security and controlled unclassified Official Use Only information for the effective operation of the Government.

304

Quality Assurance Program Guide  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

The directive provides guidance for DOE elements and contractors in developing and implementing an effective Quality Assurance Program. Cancels DOE G 414.1-2A, DOE G 414.1-3 and DOE G 414.1-5. Superseded by Admin Chg 1, 9-27-11.

2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

305

Quality Assurance Program Guide  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Guide provides information on principles, requirements, and practices used to establish and implement an effective Quality Assurance Program. Cancels DOE G 414.1-2A, DOE G 414.1-3 and DOE G 414.4-5. Admin Chg 1, dated 9-27-11. Admin Chg 2, dated 5-8-13.

2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

306

Quality Assurance Program Guide  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Guide provides information on principles, requirements, and practices used to establish and implement an effective Quality Assurance Program. Cancels DOE G 414.1-2A, DOE G 414.1-3 and DOE G 414.1-5. Admin Chg 1, dated 9-27-11. Admin Chg 2, dated 5-8-13.

2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

307

Irrigation Water Quality  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Irrigation water quality is determined by the total amounts of salts and the types of salts the water contains. In this publication you'll learn why well water can be salty, what problems salty water can cause, what tests should be done...

McFarland, Mark L.; Lemon, Robert G.; Stichler, Charles

2002-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

308

RUNWAY OPERATIONAL QUALITY ASSURANCE  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

RUNWAY OPERATIONAL QUALITY ASSURANCE MELANIE BAKER, DARIC MEGERSA & ALFONSO PANLILIO Sponsors: Dr Vortex Separation Rule, for a homogeneous fleet mix, is determined by the time between arriving aircraft Occupancy (SRO) rule, for a non- homogeneous fleet mix, MTC= 3600/ [ROT] [ROT]= = i (pi *ROTi) ROT (in sec

309

Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment  

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

Al Al b any, OR * Mo rg antow n , WV * Pitt, bu rg h , PA August 12, 20 II Dear Reader: The enclosed document, Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for General Motors LLC Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative (supplemental EA; DOElEA- I 723S), was prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500 to 1508) and DOE NEPA implementing procedures (10 CFR Part 1021). DOE prepared this supplemental EA to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of providing financial assistance under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act; Public Law 111-5, 123 Stat. liS) to General Motors Limited Liability Company (GM) for its proposed project

310

Draft Enivonmental Assessment  

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

Dear Reader: The enclosed Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Utah Coal and Biomass Fueled Pilot Plant Project, Kanab, Utah , (Draft EA-1870D) was prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500 to 1508) and DOE NEPA implementing procedures (10 CFR Part 1021). The Draft EA evaluates the potential environmental impacts of DOE providing cost-shared funding under a cooperative agreement with Viresco Energy, LLC (Viresco) for its design, construction, and testing of a pilot-scale gasification process facility. The objective of Viresco's proposed project is to conduct a pilot- scale evaluation of the Steam Hydrogasification Reaction process to determine the technical

311

Financial Assessment  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

We would like to thank everyone who helped us with this report, including but not limited to: John Bolduc, Steve Lenkauskas, George Fernandes, and the staff at the City of Cambridge and Danehy Park who helped shape this report and made on-site instrument installation and data collection possible. Mark Lipson, Jack Clarke and Jean Rogers for their guidance with the environmental and community impact assessment. Bob Paine and Scott Abbett for their thoughts and experiences with the Medford McGlynn School wind turbine. This preliminary assessment report investigates the wind resource available at Danehy Park in the City of Cambridge, providing estimated power generation figures as well as cost and revenue estimates and

Cy Chan; Pamela Silva; Chao Zhang

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Quality Management | Department of Energy  

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

Quality Management Quality Management Quality Management The Office of Quality Management, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security develops policies and procedures to ensure the classification and control of information is effective and consistent. The Office of Quality Management also assists other Government agencies to meet the requirements contained in DOE-issued regulations concerning Restricted Data and Formerly Restricted Data. To meet these missions, the Office of Quality Management: Develops and revises DOE Regulations and Orders concerning Restricted Data, Formerly Restricted Data, Transclassified Foreign Nuclear Information, National Security Information, Unclassified Controlled Nuclear Information, and Official Use Only Responds to Mandatory Declassification Review Requests under

313

Low-cost, Automated Assessment of Sit-To-Stand Movement in "Natural" Environments  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

1 Low-cost, Automated Assessment of Sit-To-Stand Movement in "Natural" Environments Sonya Allin assessing the quality of "sit-to- stand" movements in environments outside of clinics. Automated assessments have been designed to translate perceived kinematics onto assessment scores that are consistent

314

Hydrogen Fuel Quality  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

For the past 6 years, open discussions and/or meetings have been held and are still on-going with OEM, Hydrogen Suppliers, other test facilities from the North America Team and International collaborators regarding experimental results, fuel clean-up cost, modeling, and analytical techniques to help determine levels of constituents for the development of an international standard for hydrogen fuel quality (ISO TC197 WG-12). Significant progress has been made. The process for the fuel standard is entering final stages as a result of the technical accomplishments. The objectives are to: (1) Determine the allowable levels of hydrogen fuel contaminants in support of the development of science-based international standards for hydrogen fuel quality (ISO TC197 WG-12); and (2) Validate the ASTM test method for determining low levels of non-hydrogen constituents.

Rockward, Tommy [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

315

Improving Stormwater Quality  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

it alters what and how stormwater flows in each watershed. Construction activities inherent to urbanization replace natural groundcover with impervious surfaces such as buildings, roads, and parking lots that do not allow rainfall to penetrate the soil... Stormwater QualityStory by Raul L. Garcia tx H2O | pg. 18 The City of Houston, Harris County, theHarris County Flood Control District and the Texas Department of Transportation have teamed up through a Joint Task Force (JTF) to address Houston...

Garcia, Raul

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Diesel fuel qualities  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

As a result of rising fuel costs, many ship operators are turning to less expensive, heavier grade fuels for their diesel engines. Use of these lower quality fuels without adequate preparation can cause increased engine wear and damage to fuel systems. The oil properties which affect pretreatment and cleaning requirements, specifications that should be used when purchasing these fuels, and procedures for confirming that bought fuels meet purchase specifications are discussed. (LCL)

Blenkey, N.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Reimagining Quality Measurement  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

...would reflect both the appropriateness of individualized care plans and the degree to which they are being carried out effectively, both for individual patients and for the population cared for by a given physician, medical group, or health care system or within a particular community. Patients with multiple... In a reimagined approach, quality measurement in health care would be integrated with care delivery, address the challenges that confront doctors every day, and reflect individual patients' preferences and goals for treatment and health outcomes.

McGlynn E.A.Schneider E.C.Kerr E.A.

2014-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

318

Marketing Quality Energy Awareness  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

: Production Units Electricity Chilled Water Steam Compressed Air Water Fig. 2. Measurement, Monitoring &Reporting Cost savings resulted when Business Unit 0 forecasted a $30,OOO/month drop in energy costs due to production line changes and actual... within process limits. They produced the same quality and quantity of product. Measurements revealed Unit 1 operated within the energy requirements, Unit 2 was above the acceptabl range and Unit 3 was under the requirements. Standards were reviewed...

Fortier, L. J.

319

Social Perceptions of Drinking Water Quality in South Texas  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

quality in the Lower Rio Grande Valley were examined, notably trying to assess the gap in social perceptions between key water managers and the colonia residents. A semi-structured interview methodology was used upon the key water managers in order...

Garcia, Victor

2011-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

320

CRAD, Quality Assurance- Idaho MF-628 Drum Treatment Facility  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a May 2007 readiness assessment of the Quality Assurance Program at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project.

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321

CRAD, Quality Assurance- Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a February 2006 Commencement of Operations assessment of the Quality Assurance Program at the Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II.

322

Total quality management implementation guidelines  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

These Guidelines were designed by the Energy Quality Council to help managers and supervisors in the Department of Energy Complex bring Total Quality Management to their organizations. Because the Department is composed of a rich mixture of diverse organizations, each with its own distinctive culture and quality history, these Guidelines are intended to be adapted by users to meet the particular needs of their organizations. For example, for organizations that are well along on their quality journeys and may already have achieved quality results, these Guidelines will provide a consistent methodology and terminology reference to foster their alignment with the overall Energy quality initiative. For organizations that are just beginning their quality journeys, these Guidelines will serve as a startup manual on quality principles applied in the Energy context.

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1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Surface Water Quality Standards (Kansas)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This act states regulations for the quality of surface water in the state. It also states designated uses of classified surface waters, surface water quality criteria and an antidegradation policy...

324

Quality tools in science education  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

At a recent Science Teachers’ State Convention I attended a session called “Quality Tools in Science Education” and was introduced to an approach to classroom management and student involvement modeled after an industry practice called TQM (total quality management).

Patricia Blanton

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Measuring the quality of family-professional partnerships in special education services  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

One difficulty in monitoring the quality of family-professional partnerships has been the lack of a psychometrically acceptable and sufficiently general instrument with which to assess them. The current work describes ...

Summers, Jean Ann; Hoffman, Lesa; Marquis, Janet; Turnbull, Ann P.; Poston, Denise J.; Nelson, Louise Lord

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Planting density effects on lint yield and quality of three stacked gene cotton cultivars  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and development of transgenic cotton cultivars. Field experiments were conducted in 2003 and 2004 at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in Burleson County, Texas to assess the effects of plant density on lint yield and fiber quality. Experimental design...

Halfmann, Shane William

2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

327

UC Cooperative Extension sensory analysis panel enhances the quality of California olive oil  

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assessment of virgin olive oil — computer program Ex- celP. 1999. Quality of virgin olive oil as influenced by originArbequina and Arbosana olive oils get a very high rating

Vossen, Paul; Kicenik Devarenne, Alexandra

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

2011 Quality Council Annual Report  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY QUALITY COUNCIL ANNUAL REPORT For Calendar Year 2011 Office of Health Safety and Security

329

Parallelized Interpolation: A Quantitative Assessment Scott Blaha  

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Parallelized Interpolation: A Quantitative Assessment Scott Blaha Swarthmore College Mustafa Paksoy- cent I/O-efficient point cloud to DEM algorithm (0), from 52% to 86% of running time was spent inter-off in interpolation is quality (e.g. representativeness) of the resulting DEM ver- sus the computational complexity

Danner, Andrew

330

DEVELOPMENT, ASSESSMENT, AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF A BIOGEOCHEMICAL  

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DEVELOPMENT, ASSESSMENT, AND COMMERCIALIZATION OF A BIOGEOCHEMICAL PROFILING FLOAT FOR CALIBRATION to maximize data quality within power, data, and cost constraints. · Field-test to examine robustness-Goddard). The technical work is being overseen and coordinated by the University of Maine. All the manufacturers

Boss, Emmanuel S.

331

Assessment and Management of Ecological Integrity  

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12.1 INTRODUCTION Assessing and understanding the impacts of human activities on aquatic ecosystems, and resilient to disturbance. Aquatic ecosystem level objectives may focus on management for habitat quality of restoration ecology. The term ecosystem health is often raised in discussions of ecological integrity. Per

Kwak, Thomas J.

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Initial experience with single-source dual-energy CT abdominal angiography and comparison with single-energy CT angiography: image quality, enhancement, diagnosis and radiation dose  

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To assess image quality of virtual monochromatic spectral (VMS) images, compared to single-energy (SE) CT, and to evaluate the...

Daniella F. Pinho; Naveen M. Kulkarni; Arun Krishnaraj…

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Biology reflective assessment curriculum  

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I passed back the assessments on natural variation with amultiple-choice assessment on natural selection and naturalI passed back the natural selection assessments with the

Bayley, Cheryl Ann

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Texas Surface Water Quality Standards  

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1 Texas Surface Water Quality Standards 30 TAC Chapter 307 Lori Hamilton Water Quality Standards of the water quality standards for a water body will be conducted Types of UAAs Aquatic Life Use (ALU) UAAs 2 procedures in conjunction with Standards revision Before Conducting a UAA Coordinate with your TCEQ project

335

Air quality and thermal comfort levels under extreme hot weather  

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Abstract Meteorological (T and RH values) and air pollution data (PM10, NO2 and O3 concentrations) observed in Athens, Thessaloniki and Volos were analyzed to assess the air quality and the thermal comfort conditions and to study their synergy, when extreme hot weather prevailed in Greece during the period 2001–2010. The identification of a heat wave day was based on the suggestion made by the IPCC to define an extreme weather event. According to it, a heat wave day is detected when the daily maximum hourly temperature value exceeds its 90th percentile. This temperature criterion was applied to the data recorded at the cities center. Air quality was assessed at three sites in Athens (city center, near the city center, suburb), at two sites in Thessaloniki (city center, suburb) and at one site in Volos (city center), while thermal comfort conditions were assessed at the cities center. Mean pollution levels during the heat wave days and the non-heat wave days were calculated in order to examine the impact of the extreme hot weather on air quality. For this purpose, the distributions of the common air quality index and the exceedances of the air quality standards in force during the heat wave days and the non-heat wave days were also studied. Additionally, the variation of the daily maximum hourly value of Thom's discomfort index was studied in order to investigate the effect of extreme hot weather on people's thermal comfort. Moreover, the values of the common air quality index and Thom's discomfort index were comparatively assessed so as to investigate their synergy under extreme hot weather.

D.K. Papanastasiou; D. Melas; H.D. Kambezidis

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Variability in surface ozone background over the United States: Implications for air quality policy  

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Variability in surface ozone background over the United States: Implications for air quality policy background over the United States: Implications for air quality policy, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D24), 4787, doi Agency (EPA) accounts for a background O3 level above which risk to human health is assessed. Since

Liu, Hongyu

337

An Intrusive Super-Wideband Speech Quality Model: DIAL Nicolas C^ote1  

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´erie Gautier-Turbin2 , Alexander Raake3 , Sebastian M¨oller3 1 LISyC EA 3883, UBO/ENIB, Brest, France 2 France- tegral quality estimations as well as diagnostic information in a super-wideband context. Index Terms to an acoustic speech sig- nal. Auditory tests are the most reliable way to assess the per- ceived speech quality

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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1 Bayesian Analysis of a Reduced-Form Air Quality Model 2 Kristen M Foley,*,  

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1 Bayesian Analysis of a Reduced-Form Air Quality Model 2 Kristen M Foley,*, Brian J. Reich, North Carolina, United States 5 *S Supporting Information 6 ABSTRACT: Numerical air quality models are being used for assessing emission control 7 strategies for improving ambient pollution levels across

Reich, Brian J.

339

Quality Assurance Requirements | Department of Energy  

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

Requirements Quality Assurance Requirements The QARD provides the framework for both the achievement and verification of quality. Quality Assurance Requirements and Description...

340

Maintaining System Air Quality | Department of Energy  

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Maintaining System Air Quality Maintaining System Air Quality This tip sheet discusses how to maintain air quality in compressed air systems through proper use of equipment....

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341

Quality In-Plant Environment  

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, the Quality of In-plant Envi~onment. How can employees be expected to p~oduce Wo~ld-class quality pa~ts with a "di~ty" plant? Obviously, the wo~k environment has an effect on the attitude of the wo~k force. Quality of In-plant Environment con sists... reduced to .87 years. CONCLUSION The changing business climate can present opportunities for dramatic energy savings. Concepts such as Quality of Work LiEe and Quality In-Plant Environment may initially appear to have a very negative efE~ct on total...

Petzold, M. A.

342

Analytical laboratory quality audits  

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Analytical Laboratory Quality Audits are designed to improve laboratory performance. The success of the audit, as for many activities, is based on adequate preparation, precise performance, well documented and insightful reporting, and productive follow-up. Adequate preparation starts with definition of the purpose, scope, and authority for the audit and the primary standards against which the laboratory quality program will be tested. The scope and technical processes involved lead to determining the needed audit team resources. Contact is made with the auditee and a formal audit plan is developed, approved and sent to the auditee laboratory management. Review of the auditee's quality manual, key procedures and historical information during preparation leads to better checklist development and more efficient and effective use of the limited time for data gathering during the audit itself. The audit begins with the opening meeting that sets the stage for the interactions between the audit team and the laboratory staff. Arrangements are worked out for the necessary interviews and examination of processes and records. The information developed during the audit is recorded on the checklists. Laboratory management is kept informed of issues during the audit so there are no surprises at the closing meeting. The audit report documents whether the management control systems are effective. In addition to findings of nonconformance, positive reinforcement of exemplary practices provides balance and fairness. Audit closure begins with receipt and evaluation of proposed corrective actions from the nonconformances identified in the audit report. After corrective actions are accepted, their implementation is verified. Upon closure of the corrective actions, the audit is officially closed.

Kelley, William D.

2001-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

343

DOE Hydrogen Analysis Repository: Hydrogen Quality Issues for Fuel Cell  

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Quality Issues for Fuel Cell Vehicles Quality Issues for Fuel Cell Vehicles Project Summary Full Title: Hydrogen Quality Issues for Fuel Cell Vehicles Project ID: 201 Principal Investigator: Romesh Kumar Keywords: Lifecycle costs; fuel cells; steam methane reforming (SMR); autothermal reforming (ATR) Purpose Assess the influence of different contaminants and their concentration in fuel hydrogen on the life-cycle costs of hydrogen production, purification, use in fuel cells, and hydrogen analysis and quality verification. Performer Principal Investigator: Romesh Kumar Organization: Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) Address: 9700 S. Cass Avenue Argonne, IL 60439 Telephone: 630-252-4342 Email: kumar@cmt.anl.gov Period of Performance Start: October 2005 End: September 2010 Project Description Type of Project: Analysis

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Surface Water Quality Standards (New Jersey) | Department of Energy  

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

Surface Water Quality Standards (New Jersey) Surface Water Quality Standards (New Jersey) Surface Water Quality Standards (New Jersey) < Back Eligibility Utility Fed. Government Commercial Agricultural Investor-Owned Utility State/Provincial Govt Industrial Construction Municipal/Public Utility Local Government Residential Installer/Contractor Rural Electric Cooperative Tribal Government Low-Income Residential Schools Retail Supplier Institutional Multi-Family Residential Systems Integrator Fuel Distributor Nonprofit General Public/Consumer Transportation Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State New Jersey Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider Bureau of Water Quality Standards and Assessment These standards establish the designated uses and antidegradation

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Safeguarding indoor air quality  

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California has created and implemented the first state program devoted exclusively to the investigation of nonindustrial indoor air quality. The program is responsible for promoting and conducting research on the determining factors of healthful indoor environments and is structured to obtain information about emission sources, ventilation effects, indoor concentrations, human activity patterns, exposures, health risks, control measures and public policy options. Data are gathered by a variety of methods, including research conducted by staff members, review of the available scientific literature, participation in technical meetings, contractual agreements with outside agencies, cooperative research projects with other groups and consultation with experts. 23 references, 1 figure, 1 table.

Sexton, K.; Wesolowski, J.J.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Underlying Quality Principles  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

These principles are consistent with Integrated Safety Management Policy, P 450.4A and support ISM implementation. 1. Define Policies and Objectives--Ensure they are Understood and Accepted. Management must set expectations for the organization as a whole before employees can do their jobs, satisfy their customers, and strive to improve the quality of their work. This is accomplished by developing and implementing specific policies and objectives that reflect the operating philosophy of the facility's management. Once these policies and objectives have been established, all managers must take the necessary actions to ensure that each employee shares their vision of the organization's purpose.

347

Assessor Training Assessment Techniques  

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NVLAP Assessor Training Assessment Techniques: Communication Skills and Conducting an Assessment listener ·Knowledgeable Assessor Training 2009: Assessment Techniques: Communication Skills & Conducting, truthful, sincere, discrete · Diplomatic · Decisive · Selfreliant Assessor Training 2009: Assessment

348

The EqIA Publishing Template Impact Assessment Summary  

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The EqIA Publishing Template Impact Assessment Summary 1. Name of policy, function or service. Bedgebury 5 year strategy and development plan. This is a partial assessment. 2. Purpose and aims with ETWF: Sustainable Resource, Climate Change, Natural Environment, Quality of Life, Business and Markets

349

Groundwater impact assessment report for the 284-WB Powerplant Ponds  

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As required by the Hanford Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (Tri-Party Agreement Milestone M-17-00A), this report assesses the impact of wastewater discharged to the 284-WB Powerplant Ponds on groundwater quality. The assessment reported herein expands upon the initial analysis conducted between 1989 and 1990 for the Liquid Effluent Study Final Project Plan.

Alexander, D.J.; Johnson, V.G.; Lindsey, K.A.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Klickitat Cogeneration Project : Final Environmental Assessment.  

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To meet BPA`s contractual obligation to supply electrical power to its customers, BPA proposes to acquire power generated by Klickitat Cogeneration Project. BPA has prepared an environmental assessment evaluating the proposed project. Based on the EA analysis, BPA`s proposed action is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 for the following reasons: (1)it will not have a significant impact land use, upland vegetation, wetlands, water quality, geology, soils, public health and safety, visual quality, historical and cultural resources, recreation and socioeconomics, and (2) impacts to fisheries, wildlife resources, air quality, and noise will be temporary, minor, or sufficiently offset by mitigation. Therefore, the preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required and BPA is issuing this FONSI (Finding of No Significant Impact).

United States. Bonneville Power Administration; Klickitat Energy Partners

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

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

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

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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FAIR ASSESSMENT Every student in a unit should receive the same opportunity for a fair assessment regardless of  

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refers to quality assurance processes directed towards ensuring that assessments are marked with accuracy regardless of who is marking their assessment task. Moderation processes offer this assurance. Moderation to Rule 10: degree of Doctor by Research and Rule 11: Degree of Master by Research. GUIDING PRINCIPLES

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Sandia National Laboratories Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) software quality plan. Part 1 : ASC software quality engineering practices version 1.0.  

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The purpose of the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Software Quality Plan is to clearly identify the practices that are the basis for continually improving the quality of ASC software products. Quality is defined in DOE/AL Quality Criteria (QC-1) as conformance to customer requirements and expectations. This quality plan defines the ASC program software quality practices and provides mappings of these practices to the SNL Corporate Process Requirements (CPR 1.3.2 and CPR 1.3.6) and the Department of Energy (DOE) document, ASCI Software Quality Engineering: Goals, Principles, and Guidelines (GP&G). This quality plan identifies ASC management and software project teams' responsibilities for cost-effective software engineering quality practices. The SNL ASC Software Quality Plan establishes the signatories commitment to improving software products by applying cost-effective software engineering quality practices. This document explains the project teams opportunities for tailoring and implementing the practices; enumerates the practices that compose the development of SNL ASC's software products; and includes a sample assessment checklist that was developed based upon the practices in this document.

Minana, Molly A.; Sturtevant, Judith E.; Heaphy, Robert; Hodges, Ann Louise; Boucheron, Edward A.; Drake, Richard Roy; Forsythe, Christi A.; Schofield, Joseph Richard, Jr.; Pavlakos, Constantine James; Williamson, Charles Michael; Edwards, Harold Carter

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

EA-1193: Final Environmental Assessment | Department of Energy  

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

93: Final Environmental Assessment 93: Final Environmental Assessment EA-1193: Final Environmental Assessment Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program North Slope of Alaska and Adjacent Arctic Ocean Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) Site The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Cloud and Radiation Testbed (ARM/CART), North Slope of Alaska and Adjacent Arctic Ocean. The EA analyzes the impacts on land use, tundra, air quality, cultural resources, socioeconomics, and wildlife. Environmental Assessment for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program North Slope of Alaska and Adjacent Arctic Ocean Cloud and Radiation Testbed (CART) Site, DOE/EA-1193 (February 1997) More Documents & Publications

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Order Module--DOE O 414.1D, QUALITY ASSURANCE | Department of Energy  

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14.1D, QUALITY ASSURANCE 14.1D, QUALITY ASSURANCE Order Module--DOE O 414.1D, QUALITY ASSURANCE "To ensure that DOE, including NNSA, products and services meet or exceed customers' requirements and expectations. To achieve quality for all work based upon the following principles: All work, as defined in this Order, is conducted through an integrated and effective management system. Management support for planning, organization, resources, direction, and control is essential to quality assurance (QA). Performance and quality improvement require thorough, rigorous assessments and effective corrective actions. All personnel are responsible for achieving and maintaining quality. Risks and adverse mission impacts associated with work processes are minimized while maximizing reliability and performance of work products.

356

Quality Assurance Exchange June 2006, Volume 2 Issue 2 | Department of  

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

June 2006, Volume 2 Issue 2 June 2006, Volume 2 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Exchange June 2006, Volume 2 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Exchange June 2006, Volume 2 Issue 2 U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Corporate Performance Assessment Office of Quality Assurance Programs (EH-31) SECRETARY BODMAN EMPHASIZES QUALITY ASSURANCE On April 26, 2006, the Secretary of Energy, Samuel W. Bodman, issued a memorandum on "Improving Quality Assurance." In this memorandum, the Secretary reminded all Departmental Elements of the following: "Effective implementation of Quality Assurance (QA) Programs is critical to achieving results and accomplishing the Department's mission. The Department has had several examples where the quality of work has negatively impacted the mission resulting in rework, delays, and cost growth, all in a time of

357

Quality Assurance Exchange September 2005, Volume 1 Issue 2 | Department of  

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

Quality Assurance Exchange September 2005, Volume 1 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Exchange September 2005, Volume 1 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Exchange September 2005, Volume 1 Issue 2 Quality Assurance Exchange September 2005, Volume 1 Issue 2 U.S. Department of Energy, Off ice of Corporate Performance Assessment Off ice of Quality Assurance Programs (EH-31) IN THE SPOTLIGHT: INTERVIEW WITH CHIP LAGDON Acting Chief of Nuclear Safety Energy, Science and Environment In a recent interview, Chip Lagdon, Acting Chief of Nuclear Safety for Energy, Science and Environment (ESE) briefly discussed the role of the Central Technical Authority (CTA) and his role in the new organization. In addition, he highlighted the challenges for and the benefits to DOE as a result of the recently issued DOE Order 414.1C, Quality Assurance. Quality Assurance Exchange September 2005, Volume 1 Issue 2

358

Managing For High-quality Hay  

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This publication highlights the factors determining hay quality and discusses fertility and water interaction, harvesting, quality losses and storage losses....

Stichler, Charles; Bade, David H.

1998-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

359

Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Freshwater Consumption in LCA  

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Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Freshwater Consumption in LCA ... Therefore, the consideration of water consumption is crucial in life-cycle assessment (LCA) studies that include water-intensive products, such as agricultural goods. ... Despite the relevance of freshwater to human health and ecosystem quality, the life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology is lacking comprehensive approaches to evaluate the environmental impacts associated with water use (e.g., ref 2). ...

Stephan Pfister; Annette Koehler; Stefanie Hellweg

2009-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

360

System Assessment Standards: Defining the Market for Industrial Energy Assessments  

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Improved efficiency of industrial systems (e.g., compressed air or steam) contributes to a manufacturing facility?s bottom line, improves reliability, and better utilizes assets. Despite these advantages, many industrial facilities continue to have unrealized system optimization potential. A barrier to realizing this potential is the lack of market definition for system energy efficiency assessment services, creating problems for both service providers in establishing market value for their services and for consumers in determining the relative quality of these system assessment services. On August 19, 2008, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) issued four new draft Standards for trial use that are designed to raise the bar and define the market for these services. These draft Standards set the requirements for conducting an energy assessment at an industrial facility for four different system types: compressed air, process heating, pumping, and steam. The Standards address topics such as organizing and conducting assessments; analyzing the data collected; and reporting and documentation. This paper addresses both the issues and challenges in developing the Standards and the accompanying Guidance Documents, as well as the result of field testing by industrial facilities, consultants, and utilities during the trial use period that ended in January, 2009. These Standards will be revised and released by ASME for public review, and subsequently submitted for approval as American National Standards for publication in late 2009. Plans for a related activity to establish a professional-level program to certify practitioners in the area of system assessments, opportunities to integrate the ASME Standards with related work on industrial energy efficiency, as well as plans to expand the system assessment Standard portfolio are also discussed.

Sheaffer, Paul; McKane, Aimee; Tutterow, Vestal; Crane, Ryan

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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361

ASI … QMS Quality  

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Q-003 EOTA Processes: Sequence and Interaction - Continual Improvement 11_0406 Page 1 of 3 Q-003 EOTA Processes: Sequence and Interaction - Continual Improvement 11_0406 Page 1 of 3 EOTA - System Level Document Title: EOTA Processes: Sequence and Interaction - Continual Improvement Document Number: Q-003 Rev 11_0406 Document Owner: Elizabeth Sousa Backup Owner: Melissa Otero Approvers: Melissa Otero Parent Document: Q-001 Quality Manual Notify of Changes: EOTA Employees Referenced Documents: N/A Q-003 EOTA Processes: Sequence and Interaction - Continual Improvement 11_0406 Page 2 of 3 Revision History: Rev. Level Description of Change A Initial Release 07_1214 Updated to include new process 08_0805 Updated to include new process 09_0915 Updated to reflect processes more clearly. 10_0827 Updated to reflect process changes.

362

Construction quality assurance report  

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This report provides a summary of the construction quality assurance (CQA) observation and test results, including: The results of the geosynthetic and soil materials conformance testing. The observation and testing results associates with the installation of the soil liners. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the HDPE geomembrane liner systems. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the leachate collection and removal systems. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the working surfaces. The observation and testing results associated with in-plant manufacturing process. Summary of submittal reviews by Golder Construction Services, Inc. The submittal and certification of the piping material specifications. The observation and verification associated of the Acceptance Test Procedure results of the operational equipment functions. Summary of the ECNs which are incorporated into the project.

Roscha, V.

1994-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

363

Quality Policy | Department of Energy  

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

Quality Policy Quality Policy Quality Policy It is the policy of the Department of Energy to establish quality requirements to ensure that risks and environmental impacts are minimized and that safety, reliability, and performance are maximized through the application of effective management systems commensurate with the risks posed by the facility or activity and its work. The Department implements this policy through the QA Order and the QA rule directives to ensure quality assurance requirements are clearly specified for the broad spectrum of work performed by DOE and its contractors. Objective The objective of the QA requirements are to establish an effective management system (i.e., quality assurance programs) using the performance requirements coupled technical standards where appropriate that ensure:

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SHERIDAN COALFIELD, POWDER RIVER BASIN: GEOLOGY, COAL QUALITY, AND COAL RESOURCES  

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Chapter PH SHERIDAN COALFIELD, POWDER RIVER BASIN: GEOLOGY, COAL QUALITY, AND COAL RESOURCES By M assessment of selected Tertiary coal beds and zones in the Northern RockyMountains and Great Plains region, U Resource assessment of selected Tertiary coal beds and zones in the Northern Rocky Mountains and Great

365

DOE Order on Quality Assurance  

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

INITIATED BY: INITIATED BY: www.directives.doe.gov Office of Health, Safety and Security U.S. Department of Energy ORDER Washington, D.C. Approved: 4-25-2011 SUBJECT: QUALITY ASSURANCE 1. PURPOSE. a. To ensure that Department of Energy (DOE), including National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), products and services meet or exceed customers' requirements and expectations. b. To achieve quality for all work based upon the following principles: (1) All work, as defined in this Order, is conducted through an integrated and effective management system; (2) Management support for planning, organization, resources, direction, and control is essential to quality assurance (QA); (3) Performance and quality improvement require thorough, rigorous

366

International Quality Assurance Standards (Presentation)  

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Tests to make quantitative predictions about photovoltaic (PV) modules are needed. This presentation proposes the creation of international quality assurance standards for PV modules.

Kurtz, S.; Hacke, P.; Wohlgemuth, J.; Kempe, M.; Yamamichi, M.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Global air quality and climate  

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Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project (ACCMIP;of chemistry–climate models with RCP emissions thus projectto project air quality responses to future climate change

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Quality in Saudi advertising design.  

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??This research investigates reasons for differences in quality between advertisements created by local and international advertising agencies operating in Saudi Arabia. It focuses on the… (more)

Alzahrani, Mojib Othman

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Quality Assurance Exchange August 2011  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

Editor: Debbie Rosano: 301-903-8177, debbie.rosano@hq.doe.gov Quality Assurance Web site: www.hss.energy.govnuclearsafetyqa Questions or Comments? Please submit to...

370

Groundwater Quality Rules (New Jersey)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The protection of ambient ground water quality through the establishment of constituent standards for ground water pollutants is the subject of this chapter. These constituent standards are...

371

Unit 10: Software Quality To introduce software quality management and  

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. ¥ ISO 9001 Quality Systems - Model for Quality Assurance in Design/Development, Production, Installation intervals by management to ensure its continuing suitability, effectiveness and conformance with ISO 9001 with particular reference to the requirements of ISO 9000 and associated standards. Ð To introduce QFD

Finkelstein, Anthony

372

Integrated Environmental Assessment Part III: Exposure Assessment  

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as life cycle assessment (LCA) fosters the need for simplepotential. The goal of LCA is to confront and assess impactsLCIA) process within in LCA is a systematic framework in

McKone, Thomas E.; Small, Mitchell J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Protocol EM-HQ Review Field Self Assessment Site Specific QAP-QIP February  

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

EM-HQ Review Field Self Assessment Site Specific QAP-QIP EM-HQ Review Field Self Assessment Site Specific QAP-QIP February 2010 Protocol EM-HQ Review Field Self Assessment Site Specific QAP-QIP February 2010 This memorandum serves to transmit the Protocol for EM Review/Field Self-Assessment of Site-Specific QAP/QIP. The subject document is developed as part of continued efforts to ensure technical consistency, transparency, and clarity of QA requirements and expectations. Protocol EM-HQ Review Field Self Assessment Site Specific QAP-QIP February 2010 More Documents & Publications Protocol for EM Review/Field Self-Assessment of Site-Specific QAPs/QIPs Protocol for EM Review/Field Self-Assessment of Site Specific Quality Assurance Programs/Quality Implementation Plans SOPP-43, EM-23 Quality Assurance Oversight

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Management and Independent Assessments Guide for Use with 10 CFR Part 830, Subpart A, and DOE O 414.1C, Quality Assurance; DOE M 450.4 -1, Integrated Safety Management System Manual; and DOE O 226.1A, Implementation of DOE Oversight Policy  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

This Guide provides information on establishing processes for performing effective assessments. The revision to Guide reflects updated assessment practices, international standards, and changes in DOE expectations. Cancels DOE G 414.1-1A. Certified 11-18-10. Canceled by DOE G 414.1-1C.

2007-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

375

Distribution power quality measurement program  

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This paper describes different facets of a distribution system power quality monitoring program with analysis of data from 222 different sites during the project`s first year. Information regarding the site selection process is provided. Preliminary results for voltage harmonic distortion and sags are presented from the project`s study population of feeders, including the use of novel power quality analysis techniques.

Sabin, D.D.; Grebe, T.E.; Melhorn, C.J. [Electrotek Concepts, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States); Sundaram, A. [Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

376

Quality Management Why bother Certificating?  

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) (Prevention) (Direction) BS 5750 1979-1987 ISO 9001/2/3 1987-2000 ISO 9001 2000, amended 2008 #12;5 What RECORDS / FORMS INTENT WHAT? PROOF HOW? WHY? #12;8 ISO 9001:2008 The Structure: ISO 9001 - Q Relationships ISO 9001:2008 Based on the 8 Quality Management Principles: #12;11 Quality Management Process

Paxton, Anthony T.

377

Quality Assurance Exchange August 2012  

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

With the help of dedicated quality With the help of dedicated quality professionals across the complex and beyond, I am pleased to announce that this issue of the Quality Assurance Exchange (QAE) newsletter focuses on hard hitting issues, as well as opportunities to explore abatement methods in regards to our quality assurance (QA) challenges. Within, you will find a brief discussion on the Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Quality Council and its Calendar Year 2011 accomplishments; an exploration of Safety Software QA activities including an overview of the annual meeting; an update on the Safety Software Communication Forum; and activities surrounding new and upcoming guides and systems. Also, you will get an inside look on the Differing Professional Opinions Process; read an exclusive interview

378

Urban and Regional Air Quality  

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

equipment equipment Urban and Regional Air Quality Research in this area is concerned with regional air quality issues such as: Controlling nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds, to manage tropospheric ozone pollution. Hazardous air pollutants: using science to base standards on rigorously studied risks. Air quality and climate: how does climate influence air quality at a regional or local level? Current modeling practices often do not capture variations in pollutants such as ozone-they represent a limited sample of the diverse meteorology and human behavior that affect air pollution. Improved modeling of regional air quality will help understand variability, reveal patterns of behavior, and pollutant transport issues. Controlled experiments in lab and field can help validate improved models.

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NATURAL IMAGE UTILITY ASSESSMENT USING IMAGE CONTOURS David M. Rouse and Sheila S. Hemami  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

NATURAL IMAGE UTILITY ASSESSMENT USING IMAGE CONTOURS David M. Rouse and Sheila S. Hemami Visual In the quality assessment task, observers evaluate a natural image based on its perceptual resemblance to a reference. For the utility assessment task, observers evaluate the usefulness of a natural image

Hemami, Sheila S.

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10 CFR 830.120 Criterion 10, Independent Assessment: We`re here to help you!  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Each organization performing activities in the DOE Weapons Complex is required to have an pendent assessment function. This is consistent from DOE Order 5700.6C, Quality Assurance to 10 CFR 830-120, sometimes referred to as the Price-Anderson rule. DOE Order 5700.6C, Criterion 10 Independent Assessment requires, `` Planned and periodic independent assessments shall be conducted to measure item quality and process effectiveness and to promote improvement. The organization performing independent assessments shall have sufficient authority and freedom from the line organization to carry out its responsibilities. Persons conducting independent assessments shall be technically qualified and knowledgeable in the areas assessed.`` 10 CFR 830.120, (c) Quality assurance criteria -- (3) Assessment -- (ii) Independent Assessment requires,``Independent assessments shall be planned and conducted to measure item and service quality, to measure the adequacy of work performance, and to promote improvement. The group performing independent assessments shall have sufficient authority and freedom from the line to carry out its responsibilities. Persons conducting independent assessments shall be technically qualified and knowledgeable in the areas assessed.``

Farrell, R.E.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

ASSESSMENT OF SRSO TRAINING & QUALIFICATION PROGRAM  

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

ASSESSMENT OF SRSO TRAINING & QUALIFICATION PROGRAM ASSESSMENT OF SRSO TRAINING & QUALIFICATION PROGRAM This self assessment evaluates the effective implementation of the Technical Qualification Programs (TQP). The Federal Technical Capability Panel (FTCP) also reviews the results of the TQP self- assessments and determines if further action is necessary on a Departmental level. Federal Technical Capability: LOIs a. FTC-1. Executive Commitment and Line Management Ownership. Line management is actively involved in all aspects of technical employee recruitment, retention, development, and deployment. 1.1 Line managers are aware of the requirements and administrative flexibilities associated with recruiting, hiring, and retaining high-quality technical employees. 1.2 Senior line management supports the continuous technical

382

Air quality and thermal comfort in office buildings: Results of a large indoor environmental quality survey  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

satisfied are you with the air quality in your workspace?7. Distribution of air quality satisfaction votes across alloccu pants. For air quality, the result was very similar (

Huizenga, C; Abbaszadeh, S.; Zagreus, Leah; Arens, Edward A

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Northwest Energy Market Assessment  

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

Northwest Energy Market Assessment Pages Northwest-Energy-Market-Assessment Sign In About | Careers | Contact | Investors | bpa.gov Search News & Us Expand News & Us Projects &...

384

esource Adequacy Implications of Forthcoming EPA Air Quality Regulation  

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

RESOURCE ADEQUACY IMPLICATIONS OF FORTHCOMING EPA AIR QUALITY REGULATIONS - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY RESOURCE ADEQUACY IMPLICATIONS OF FORTHCOMING EPA AIR QUALITY REGULATIONS - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Executive Summary This report presents the results of an independent assessment by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) of the adequacy of U.S. electric generation resources under air pollution regulations being finalized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This report does not estimate the economic impacts of EPA regulations, nor does it provide detailed reliability assessments that planning authorities and other stakeholders will need to conduct to ensure deliverability of power and grid reliability during implementation of EPA rules. This report considers two EPA regulations, the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) and the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), that are widely expected to have the greatest impact on

385

2010 Northwest Federal Market Assessment Report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The primary intent of this market assessment is to provide insights on the effectiveness of current energy efficiency and renewable energy program offerings available to Federal sites in the region. The level of detail, quality and currency of the data used in this market assessment varies significantly by Federal agency and energy efficiency service provider. Limited access to some Federal sites, limited availability of key points of contact, time/resource constraints, and other considerations limited the total number of Federal agencies and energy efficiency service providers participating in the survey.

Scanlon, Tim; Sandusky, William F.

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

SAPHIRE 8 Volume 6 - Quality Assurance  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations (SAPHIRE) Version 8 is a software application developed for performing a complete probabilistic risk assessment using a personal computer running the Microsoft Windows™ operating system. SAPHIRE 8 is funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The role of the INL in this project is that of software developer and tester. This development takes place using formal software development procedures and is subject to quality assurance (QA) processes. The purpose of this document is to describe how the SAPHIRE software QA is performed for Version 8, what constitutes its parts, and limitations of those processes. In addition, this document describes the Independent Verification and Validation that was conducted for Version 8 as part of an overall QA process.

C. L. Smith; R. Nims; K. J. Kvarfordt

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuels Quality Specifications  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Biofuels Quality Biofuels Quality Specifications to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuels Quality Specifications on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuels Quality Specifications on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuels Quality Specifications on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuels Quality Specifications on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuels Quality Specifications on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Biofuels Quality Specifications on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Biofuels Quality Specifications The Tennessee Department of Agriculture may inspect and test biofuels under

388

8 - Origins of wine quality  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Publisher Summary Inherent in all serious wine tastings is the explicit or tacit exploration of quality of wine. The major problem is that no clear consensus exists as to what constitutes wine quality. It has frequently been noted that it is easier to perceive quality than to describe it. All broadly based concepts of quality are predicated on attributes such as sensory complexity, subtlety, balance, elegance, development, duration, and uniqueness. Such measures are all subject to marked variation in perception, not only because of differences in human sensory skill, but also because of experience. Although this makes precise description and comparison of wine quality difficult, there is often surprising agreement among judges. This has permitted grape growers and winemakers to roughly understand those practices and features that can lead to wine greatness. Although seldom acknowledged, the most critical factor in wine quality is the winemaker. Our olfactory skills are not up to the task of recognizing the styles of individual winemakers. Grape cultivars' use and production style are next in importance to wine quality. The vast majority of grape cultivars are not known to produce wine with a distinctive aroma. Even some famous cultivars are notorious for their elusive varietal aroma, notably Pinot noir. Production style more distinctly stamps its particular flavor profile on a wine. Storage conditions and aging also progressively modify wine character.

Ronald S. Jackson

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

Assessment 610 (37765) Spring 2014  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Assessment. Students will learn the fundamentals of intellectual and neuropsychological assessment). Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment: Behavioral Assessment. Wiley & Sons, Inc. Class evaluation

Lockery, Shawn

390

Defensive Investments and the Demand for Air Quality: Evidence from the NOx Budget Program and Ozone Reductions  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Willingness to pay for air quality is a function of health and the costly defensive investments that contribute to health, but there is little research assessing the empirical importance of defensive investments. The setting ...

Deschênes, Olivier

391

Systems Approach for Safe Handling and Quality Assurance in Waste Management: Conditioning, Transport, Storage, Disposal and Safeguards  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Thus, waste product and canister quality assurance measures must be oriented towards criteria derived from their overall safety assessments. The most stringent requirements originate from long-term safety aspects...

E. R. Merz

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Disease-Specific Symptoms and Health-Related Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

This study assesses generic and disease-specific Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) in children and adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). More specifically, the purpose of the study is to address the relationship between disease...

Vaughan-Dark, Chelsea Ann

2013-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

393

Statistical assessment of Monte Carlo distributional tallies  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Four tests are developed to assess the statistical reliability of distributional or mesh tallies. To this end, the relative variance density function is developed and its moments are studied using simplified, non-transport models. The statistical tests are performed upon the results of MCNP calculations of three different transport test problems and appear to show that the tests are appropriate indicators of global statistical quality.

Kiedrowski, Brian C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Solomon, Clell J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

394

EA-0819: Final Environmental Assessment | Department of Energy  

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

819: Final Environmental Assessment 819: Final Environmental Assessment EA-0819: Final Environmental Assessment Proposed Energy Conservation Standards for Eight Types of Consumer Products: Room Air Conditioners, Water Heaters, Direct Heating Equipment, Mobile Home Furnaces, Ranges and Ovens, Pool Heaters, Fluorescent Ballasts, and Television Sets This Environmental Assessment (EA) on the candidate energy conservation standards for eight appliances (room air conditioners, water heaters, direct heating equipment, mobile home furnaces, kitchen ranges and ovens, pool heaters, fluorescent lamp ballasts, and television sets) was prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality, Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 1500 through 1508. The candidate conservation

395

EA-1664: Final Environmental Assessment | Department of Energy  

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

64: Final Environmental Assessment 64: Final Environmental Assessment EA-1664: Final Environmental Assessment 10 CFR Part 430 Energy Conservation Standards: Energy Conservation Standards for Fluorescent and Incandescent Lamps The U.S. Department of Energy has determined that the adoption of energy conservation standards for General Service Fluorescent Lamps and Incandescent Reflector Lamps as described in the final rule titled the "energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Fluorescent Lamps and Incandescent Reflector lamps," would not be a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. Environmental Assessment for 10 CFR Part 430 Energy Conservation Standards: Energy Conservation Standards for Fluorescent and Incandescent Lamps,

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RISK ASSESSMENT TECHNICAL EXPERT WORKING GROUP | Department of Energy  

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

RISK ASSESSMENT TECHNICAL EXPERT WORKING GROUP RISK ASSESSMENT TECHNICAL EXPERT WORKING GROUP RISK ASSESSMENT TECHNICAL EXPERT WORKING GROUP The Risk Assessment Technical Expert Working Group (RWG) is established to assist the Department of Energy (DOE) with the appropriate and effective use of quantitative risk assessment in nuclear safety-related activities. The activities of the group will help DOE make sure that risk assessments supporting nuclear safety decisions are: conducted in a consistent manner; of appropriate quality; properly documented; and properly tailored to the needs of the decisions they are intended to support. The RWG will also assist DOE in assessing the adequacy of available tools and guidance necessary to support nuclear safety at its nuclear facilities. RWG_Charter_March_2012.pdf

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Risk Assessment Technical Expert Working Group Charter, January 2012  

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

ASSESSMENT TECHNICAL EXPERT WORKING GROUP ASSESSMENT TECHNICAL EXPERT WORKING GROUP CHARTER January 2012 PURPOSE: To support effective and appropriate utilization of risk assessment tools in nuclear safety applications at defense nuclear facilities. OBJECTIVES: The Risk Assessment Technical Expert Working Group (RWG) is established to assist the Department of Energy (DOE) with the appropriate and effective use of quantitative risk assessment in nuclear safety-related activities. The activities of the group will help DOE make sure that risk assessments supporting nuclear safety decisions are: conducted in a consistent manner; of appropriate quality; properly documented; and properly tailored to the needs of the decisions they are intended to support. The RWG will also assist DOE in assessing the adequacy of available tools and

398

Quality Management and Job Quality: How the ISO 9001 Standard forQuality Management Systems Affects Employees and Employers  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

and Job Quality: How the ISO 9001 Standard for Qualityhave examined how the ISO 9001 Quality Management Systemcompanies in California. ISO 9001 adopters subsequently had

Levine, David I.; Toffel, Michael W.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

River Protection Project information systems assessment  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Information Systems Assessment Report documents the results from assessing the Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC) Hanford Data Integrator 2000 (HANDI 2000) system, Business Management System (BMS) and Work Management System phases (WMS), with respect to the System Engineering Capability Assessment Model (CAM). The assessment was performed in accordance with the expectations stated in the fiscal year (FY) 1999 Performance Agreement 7.1.1, item (2) which reads, ''Provide an assessment report on the selected Integrated Information System by July 31, 1999.'' This report assesses the BMS and WMS as implemented and planned for the River Protection Project (RPP). The systems implementation is being performed under the PHMC HANDI 2000 information system project. The project began in FY 1998 with the BMS, proceeded in FY 1999 with the Master Equipment List portion of the WMS, and will continue the WMS implementation as funding provides. This report constitutes an interim quality assessment providing information necessary for planning RPP's information systems activities. To avoid confusion, HANDI 2000 will be used when referring to the entire system, encompassing both the BMS and WMS. A graphical depiction of the system is shown in Figure 2-1 of this report.

JOHNSON, A.L.

1999-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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ASSESSMENT FOR THE SOUTHWEST  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

SERVICE CLIMATE CHANGE & CULTURAL RESOURCE PLANNING PROGRAM 17 EARTH SYSTEM MODELS 18 CLIMATE ASSESSMENTS

Wong, Pak Kin

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401

Quality Assurance Exchange August 2011  

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

The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) reorganized in May 2011, and within HSS, the Office of Quality Assurance Policy and Assistance (HS-23) is now the Office of Quality Assurance (HS-33) (see http://www.hss.doe.gov/orgchart.html). The Office of Quality Assurance reports to the newly formed Office of Nuclear Safety (HS-30) whose Director reports to the Chief Health, Safety and Security Officer, Mr. Glenn Podonsky. While the name of my office has changed slightly, our mission and functions remain the same. The entire staff of HS-33 is excited about this change and looks forward to the new interfaces, endeavors, and challenges in the coming years. Other exciting news is that DOE Order (O) 414.1D, Quality Assurance, was approved and issued

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Quality Assurance Requirements and Description  

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

QjCivilianRadioactive QjCivilianRadioactive Was'fe Management QA: QA QVALITY ASSURANCE REQUIREMENTS AND DESCRIPTION DOEIRW-0333P Revisiol1 20 Effective Date: 10-01-2008 LarrY Newman, DlrectQr Office of Quality As,surance ~~--~-_._._- Edward F. Spr at III, Di or Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Date I/Jf/4t' , . - - - Date OCRWM Title: Quality Assurance Requirements and Description DOEIRW-0333P, Revision 20 Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Quality Assurance Policy Page: 2 of 160 Successful implementation of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) Quality Assurance (QA) program is essential for the OCRWM to carry out its mission. Our mission is to manage and dispose ofbigh-Ievel radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel in a manner that protects health, safety, and the environment; enhances national and energy security; and merits

403

Aircraft Cabin Environmental Quality Sensors  

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Aircraft Cabin Environmental Quality Sensors Aircraft Cabin Environmental Quality Sensors Title Aircraft Cabin Environmental Quality Sensors Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2004 Authors Gundel, Lara A., Thomas W. Kirchstetter, Michael Spears, and Douglas P. Sullivan Keywords carbon monoxide, ozone Abstract Identification of aircraft cabin environmental quality concerns for which sensors may be useful The highest priority environmental indicators identified are ozone and cabin air pressure, followed by carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide with moderate priority, and then relative humidity, airborne particles, and organic contaminants, including engine oil byproducts and pesticides. This list is based on the Congressional requirements and recent scientific literature, starting with information from recent studies (NAS/NRC, ASHRAE/Battelle), and continuing by seeking input from a variety of stakeholders.

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Nuclear Safety: Software Quality Assurance  

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Nuclear Safety: Software Quality Assurance Nuclear Safety: Software Quality Assurance cd Welcome to the Department of Energy's Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) Software Quality Assurance (SQA) homepage. The purpose of this Web site is to promote continuous improvement and the sharing of knowledge of safety software quality assurance among interested parties across the DOE complex. It consolidates information and contains links to subject matter experts, procedures, training material, program descriptions, good practices, lessons learned and the Central Registry Toolbox Codes. The Portal also provides capabilities for member collaboration in product development and threaded discussions. Central Registry: The Central Registry provides a library of DOE "Toolbox" Codes covering site boundary accident dose consequences, fire accident source terms, leakpath factors, chemical release/dispersion and consequence, and radiological dispersion and consequence.

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Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Congress established the Council on Environmental Quality within the Executive Office of the President as part of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). In enacting NEPA, Congress...

406

EERE Quality Control Workshop Agenda  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Agenda from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Quality Control Workshop held December 9-10, 2013, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.

407

Water Quality Regulations (Rhode Island)  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The purpose of these regulations is to establish water quality standards for the state's surface waters. These standards are intended to restore, preserve and enhance the physical, chemical and...

408

Roadway tunnel air quality models  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Roadway tunnel air quality models ... Analysis of 13 tunnel studies quantifies the decline since 1961 in benzo[a]pyrene emitted into the air per km of travel by U.S. road vehicles. ...

Tai Y. Chang; Sara J. Rudy

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Cool data: quantity AND quality  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Ways of optimizing X-ray cryo-data quality and quantity are discussed. The possible advantages/disadvantages of collecting X-ray data at 30 K instead of 100 K are also considered.

Garman, E.

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

FAQS Reference Guide – Quality Assurance  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

This reference guide has been developed to address the competency statements in the April 2002 edition of DOE-Standard (STD)-1150-2002, Quality Assurance Functional Area Qualification Standard.

411

Quality metrics for intranet applications  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

As the number of intranet application increases, software developers face a new software paradigm and possibly a new set of quality requirement. The work discussed here attempts to identify practical software metrics for intranet applications. The six software quality characteristics and 32 quality sub-characteristics of the Extended ISO model are used as a basis to identify the key quality characteristics of intranet applications. From the results of a user survey, three key quality characteristics are identified; they are reliability, functionality, and efficiency. Five sub-characteristics (availability, accuracy, security, suitability and time behaviour) are found to be the key attributes of intranet applications. Finally, a set of three metrics is developed. In order to verify their validity and applicability to intranet projects, an experiment was performed by computing these metrics in five intranet applications. The metric values were then compared with the results from a user satisfaction survey. The metric values and the survey results were closely correlated; a larger score in software metrics leads to a higher user satisfaction score. It is very likely that these software metrics can effectively reflect the quality of an intranet application.

Hareton K.N. Leung

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

Development and Evaluation of Tools for Measuring the Quality of Experience (QoE) in mHealth Applications  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The rapid spread of smartphones and tablets in the last years has created a new software industry whose fast growth has propitiated numerous low-quality applications to be revised and improved. The main aim of this paper is to develop a tool to assess ... Keywords: Evaluation, Likert, Quality of Experience (QoE), Survey, mHealth

Borja Martínez-Pérez; Isabel Torre-Díez; Sonia Candelas-Plasencia; Miguel López-Coronado

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

A fruit quality gene map of Prunus  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Central Open Access A fruit quality gene map of PrunusAbstract Background: Prunus fruit development, growth,and maintaining stone fruit quality from production and

Ogundiwin, Ebenezer A; Peace, Cameron P; Gradziel, Thomas M; Parfitt, Dan E; Bliss, Fredrick A; Crisosto, Carlos H

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

The engineer’s responsibility for quality  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper offers a definition of quality for products, explains why engineers are morally responsible for quality, and outlines how engineers can fulfill this responsibility.

Michael C. Loui

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Quality Assurance Checklist | Department of Energy  

Energy Savers [EERE]

Quality Assurance Checklist Quality Assurance Checklist This checklist is intended to provide system owners, project managers and other information systems development and...

416

2012 Quality Assurance Improvement Project Plan | Department...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

2 Quality Assurance Improvement Project Plan 2012 Quality Assurance Improvement Project Plan This Project Plan is jointly developed by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of...

417

EERE Quality Control Workshop | Department of Energy  

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

Quality Control Workshop EERE Quality Control Workshop The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) held the Office of Energy Efficiency and...

418

Used Fuel Disposition Campaign Preliminary Quality Assurance...  

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

Preliminary Quality Assurance Implementation Plan Used Fuel Disposition Campaign Preliminary Quality Assurance Implementation Plan The primary objective of this report is to...

419

Quality Assurance for Residential Retrofit Programs | Department...  

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

Quality Assurance for Residential Retrofit Programs Quality Assurance for Residential Retrofit Programs Blue version of the EERE PowerPoint template, for use with PowerPoint 2007....

420

Air Quality Modeling's Brave New World  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Air Quality Modeling's Brave New World ... A new generation of software systems is set to tackle regional and multipollutant air quality issues. ...

Elaine L. Appleton

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Quality Assurance Rule | Department of Energy  

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

Rule Quality Assurance Rule This rule establishes quality assurance requirements for contractors conducting activities, including providing items or services which affect, or may...

422

Project Hanford management contract quality improvement project management plan  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

On July 13, 1998, the U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) Manager transmitted a letter to Fluor Daniel Hanford, Inc. (FDH) describing several DOE-RL identified failed opportunities for FDH to improve the Quality Assurance (QA) Program and its implementation. In addition, DOE-RL identified specific Quality Program performance deficiencies. FDH was requested to establish a periodic reporting mechanism for the corrective action program. In a July 17, 1998 response to DOE-RL, FDH agreed with the DOE concerns and committed to perform a comprehensive review of the Project Hanford Management Contract (PHMC) QA Program during July and August, 1998. As a result, the Project Hanford Management Contract Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) (FDH-3508) was issued on October 21, 1998. The plan identified corrective actions based upon the results of an in-depth Quality Program Assessment. Immediately following the scheduled October 22, 1998, DOE Office of Enforcement and Investigation (EH-10) Enforcement Conference, FDH initiated efforts to effectively implement the QIP corrective actions. A Quality Improvement Project (QI Project) leadership team was assembled to prepare a Project Management Plan for this project. The management plan was specifically designed to engage a core team and the support of representatives from FDH and the major subcontractors (MSCs) to implement the QIP initiatives; identify, correct, and provide feedback as to the root cause for deficiency; and close out the corrective actions. The QI Project will manage and communicate progress of the process.

ADAMS, D.E.

1999-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

423

ARM - Instrument - gvr  

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govInstrumentsgvr govInstrumentsgvr Documentation GVR : Handbook GVR : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports GVR : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : G-band (183 GHz) Vapor Radiometer (GVR) Instrument Categories Radiometric Picture of the G-band (183 GHz) Vapor Radiometer (GVR) Picture of the G-band (183 GHz) Vapor Radiometer (GVR) General Overview The G-Band Vapor Radiometer (GVR) provides time-series measurements of brightness temperatures from four double sideband channels centered at ±1, ±3, ±7, and ±14 GHz around the 183.31-GHz water vapor line. Atmospheric emission in this spectral region is primarily due to water vapor, with some

424

ARM - Instrument - prp  

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govInstrumentsprp govInstrumentsprp Documentation PRP : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports PRP : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Portable Radiation Package (PRP) Instrument Categories Radiometric The Portable Radiation Package (PRP) is an instrument suite to collect atmospheric radiation measurements on a moving platform. The instrument suite consists of a Precision Spectral Pyranometer (PSP), Precision Infrared Radiometer (PIR), and continuously rotating shadowband radiometer. Output Datastreams 1sprprad : Portable Radiation Package: Broadband Radiometers, 1 second resolution 6sprpfrsr : Portable Radiation Package: Fast Rotating Shadowband

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ARM - Instrument - xsacr  

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govInstrumentsxsacr govInstrumentsxsacr Documentation XSACR : Handbook XSACR : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports XSACR : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : X-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (XSACR) Beneficiary of Recovery Act funding. Instrument Categories Cloud Properties Picture of the X-band scanning ARM cloud radar Picture of the X-band scanning ARM cloud radar Note: All the Scanning ARM Cloud Radars have been technically accepted by ARM as meeting specification and each radar's first data are available at this URL: http://www.archive.arm.gov/sacr/. ARM's scanning cloud radars are fully coherent dual-frequency, dual-polarization Doppler radars mounted on a common scanning pedestal.

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ARM - Instrument - vdis  

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govInstrumentsvdis govInstrumentsvdis Documentation VDIS : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports VDIS : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Video Disdrometer (VDIS) Instrument Categories Surface Meteorology General Overview A disdrometer is an instrument used to measure the drop size distribution and velocity of falling hydrometeors. The 2-dimensional video-disdrometer (vdis) is comprised of video cameras capable of observing individual hydrometeors from views perpendicular to each other. Two CCD line scan cameras are directed towards the measurement area. Objects passing thru the measurement area-which is determined by the cross-section of the two

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ARM - Instrument - rl  

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govInstrumentsrl govInstrumentsrl Documentation RL : Handbook RL : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports RL : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Raman Lidar (RL) Beneficiary of Recovery Act funding. Instrument Categories Aerosols, Atmospheric Profiling Picture of the Raman Lidar (RL) Picture of the Raman Lidar (RL) General Overview The Raman Lidar (RL) is an active, ground-based laser remote sensing instrument that measures vertical profiles of water-vapor mixing ratio and several cloud- and aerosol-related quantities. Lidar (light detection and ranging) is the optical analog of radar, using pulses of laser radiation to probe the atmosphere. This system is fully computer automated, and will run

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ARM - Instrument - mwr  

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govInstrumentsmwr govInstrumentsmwr Documentation MWR : Handbook MWR : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports MWR : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Microwave Radiometer (MWR) Instrument Categories Radiometric, Cloud Properties, Atmospheric Profiling Picture of the Microwave Radiometer (MWR) Picture of the Microwave Radiometer (MWR) General Overview The Microwave Radiometer (MWR) provides time-series measurements of column-integrated amounts of water vapor and liquid water. The instrument itself is a sensitive microwave receiver that detects the microwave emissions of the vapor and liquid water molecules in the atmosphere at two

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ARM - Instrument - sirs  

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govInstrumentssirs govInstrumentssirs Documentation SIRS : Handbook SIRS : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports SIRS : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Solar and Infrared Radiation Station (SIRS) Instrument Categories Radiometric Picture of the Solar Infrared Radiation Station (SIRS) Picture of the Solar Infrared Radiation Station (SIRS) General Overview The Solar Infrared Radiation Station (SIRS) provides continuous measurements of broadband shortwave (solar) and longwave (atmospheric or infrared) irradiances for downwelling and upwelling components. These 1-minute data are collected from a network of stations to help determine

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ARM - Instrument - aeth  

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govInstrumentsaeth govInstrumentsaeth Documentation AETH : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports AETH : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Aethalometer (AETH) Instrument Categories Aerosols The Aethalometer® operates on the same principle as the Particle Soot Absorption Photometer, i.e., continuously measuring the transmission of sample air through a filter substrate and the absorbing aerosol particles collected in the filter. However, it employs more wavelengths (7) and has a movable filter (tape) to allow continuous operation over long periods without requiring filter changes. The AETH is part of the Aerosol Observing System (AOS).

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ARM - Instrument - vceil  

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govInstrumentsvceil govInstrumentsvceil Documentation VCEIL : Handbook VCEIL : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports VCEIL : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Vaisala Ceilometer (VCEIL) Beneficiary of Recovery Act funding. Instrument Categories Cloud Properties, Atmospheric Profiling Picture of the Vaisala Ceilometer (Model CL31) Picture of the Vaisala Ceilometer (Model CL31) General Overview The Vaisala Ceilometer (VCEIL) is a self-contained, ground-based, active, remote-sensing device designed to measure cloud-base height, vertical visibility, and potential backscatter signals by aerosols. It detects up to three cloud layers simultaneously. Model CL31 has a maximum vertical range

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ARM - Instrument - twrcam  

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govInstrumentstwrcam govInstrumentstwrcam Documentation TWRCAM : Handbook TWRCAM : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports TWRCAM : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Tower Camera (TWRCAM) Instrument Categories Surface Meteorology Picture of the Tower Camera (TCAM) Picture of the Tower Camera (TCAM) General Overview The tower camera in Barrow provides hourly images of ground surrounding the tower. These images may be used to determine fractional snow cover as winter arrives, for comparison with the albedo that can be calculated from downward-looking radiometers, as well as some indication of present weather. Similarly, during spring time, the camera images show the changes

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ARM - Instrument - pgs  

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govInstrumentspgs govInstrumentspgs Documentation PGS : Handbook PGS : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports PGS : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Precision Carbon Dioxide Mixing Ratio System (PGS) Instrument Categories Atmospheric Carbon Picture of the Precision CO2 Mixing Ratio System (PGS) Picture of the Precision CO2 Mixing Ratio System (PGS) General Overview This precision gas system (PGS) makes high-accuracy, high-precision measurements of CO2 mixing ratio (ppmv dry air) in air sampled at 2, 4, 25, and 60 m above the ground. Output Datastreams pgs : Precision Gas System (CO2): 2, 4, 25, 60 m Primary Measurements The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant.

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ARM - Instrument - aos  

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govInstrumentsaos govInstrumentsaos Documentation AOS : Handbook AOS : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports AOS : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Aerosol Observing System (AOS) Beneficiary of Recovery Act funding. Instrument Categories Aerosols General Overview The aerosol observing system (AOS) is the primary Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) platform for in situ aerosol measurements at the surface. The principal measurements are those of the aerosol absorption and scattering coefficients as a function of the particle size and radiation wavelength. Additional measurements include those of the particle number concentration, size distribution, hygroscopic growth, and inorganic

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ARM - Instrument - csapr  

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govInstrumentscsapr govInstrumentscsapr Documentation CSAPR : Handbook CSAPR : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports CSAPR : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : C-Band ARM Precipitation Radar (CSAPR) Beneficiary of Recovery Act funding. Instrument Categories Cloud Properties General Overview The C-SAPR is a C-band dual-polarization Doppler weather radar manufactured by ARC, Inc. The C-SAPR operates in a simultaneous transmit and receive (STAR) mode, meaning that the transmit signal is split so that power is transmitted on both horizontal and vertical polarizations at the same time. The C-SAPR also has the ability to transmit on a single polarization

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ARM - Instrument - co2flx  

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govInstrumentsco2flx govInstrumentsco2flx Documentation CO2FLX : Handbook CO2FLX : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports CO2FLX : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Carbon Dioxide Flux Measurement Systems (CO2FLX) Instrument Categories Atmospheric Carbon General Overview The Southern Great Plains (SGP) carbon dioxide flux (CO2 flux) measurement systems provide half-hour average fluxes of CO2, H2O (latent heat), and sensible heat. The fluxes are obtained by the eddy covariance technique, which computes the flux as the mean product of the vertical wind component with CO2 and H2O densities, or estimated virtual temperature. A three-dimensional sonic anemometer is used to obtain the orthogonal wind

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ARM - Instrument - mettwr  

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govInstrumentsmettwr govInstrumentsmettwr Documentation METTWR : Handbook METTWR : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports METTWR : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Surface and Tower Meteorological Instrumentation at NSA (METTWR) Instrument Categories Surface Meteorology Picture of the Surface meteorological measurements from tower (METTWR) Picture of the Surface meteorological measurements from tower (METTWR) General Overview Surface and Tower Meteorological Instrumentation at NSA (METTWR) use mainly conventional in situ sensors to measure wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, dew point, and humidity mounted on either a 10-m or a 40-m

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ARM - Instrument - rain  

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govInstrumentsrain govInstrumentsrain Documentation RAIN : Handbook RAIN : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports RAIN : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Rain Gauge (RAIN) Beneficiary of Recovery Act funding. Instrument Categories Surface Meteorology General Overview The tipping bucket rain gauge was located next to the disdrometer. It was replaced with a weighing bucket rain gauge in FY2010. Please contact the instrument mentor, if you have any questions. Output Datastreams rain : Rain gauge Primary Measurements The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant. Precipitation Locations Eastern North Atlantic

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ARM - Instrument - kasacr  

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govInstrumentskasacr govInstrumentskasacr Documentation KASACR : Handbook KASACR : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports KASACR : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Ka-Band Scanning ARM Cloud Radar (KASACR) Beneficiary of Recovery Act funding. Instrument Categories Cloud Properties Note: All the Scanning ARM Cloud Radars have been technically accepted by ARM as meeting specification and each radar's first data are available at this URL: http://www.archive.arm.gov/sacr/. ARM's scanning cloud radars are fully coherent dual-frequency, dual-polarization Doppler radars mounted on a common scanning pedestal. Each pedestal includes a Ka-band radar (2kW peak power) and the deployment

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ARM - Instrument - ccn  

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govInstrumentsccn govInstrumentsccn Documentation CCN : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports CCN : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Cloud Condensation Nuclei Particle Counter (CCN) Instrument Categories Aerosols, Airborne Observations A cloud condensation nuclei counter consists of a flow column set up to create thermodynamically unstable controlled variable supersaturation conditions in the air sample stream and optically counts the particles that can form cloud droplets as a function of supersaturation. The CCN is part of the Aerosol Observing System (AOS). Output Datastreams aosccn : Aerosol Observing System (AOS): cloud condensation nuclei

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ARM - Instrument - thwaps  

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govInstrumentsthwaps govInstrumentsthwaps Documentation THWAPS : Handbook THWAPS : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports THWAPS : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Temperature, Humidity, Wind and Pressure Sensors (THWAPS) Instrument Categories Surface Meteorology Picture of the Temperature, Humidity, Wind, and Pressure System (THWAPS) Picture of the Temperature, Humidity, Wind, and Pressure System (THWAPS) General Overview The temperature, humidity, wind, and pressure systems (THWAPS) provide surface reference values of these measurements for balloon-borne sounding system (BBSS) launches. THWAPS are located adjacent to BBSS launch sites at

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ARM - Instrument - hsrl  

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govInstrumentshsrl govInstrumentshsrl Documentation HSRL : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports HSRL : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL) Beneficiary of Recovery Act funding. Instrument Categories Aerosols, Cloud Properties The High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL ) provides calibrated measurements of aerosol optical depth, volume backscatter coefficient, cross section, and depolarization. Measurements are computed from ratios of the particulate scattering to the measured molecular scattering. This provides absolute calibration and makes the calibration insensitive to dirt or precipitation on the output window. A very narrow, angular field-of-view

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ARM - Instrument - tps  

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govInstrumentstps govInstrumentstps Documentation TPS : Handbook TPS : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports TPS : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Total Precipitation Sensor (TPS) Instrument Categories Surface Meteorology Picture of the Total Precipitation Sensor (TPS) Picture of the Total Precipitation Sensor (TPS) General Overview The total precipitation sensor (TPS) measures atmospheric temperature, horizontal wind, and precipitation. It consists of a sensor head and electronics enclosure that are integrated as a single unit. Output Datastreams tps : Total Precipitation Sensor Primary Measurements The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant.

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ARM - Instrument - clap  

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govInstrumentsclap govInstrumentsclap Documentation CLAP : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports CLAP : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Continuous Light Absorption Photometer (CLAP) Instrument Categories Aerosols The Continuous Light Absorption Photometer (CLAP) operates on the same principle as the Particle Soot Absorption Photometer (PSAP), i.e., continuously measuring the transmission through a filter substrate as the sample air is drawn through it. The absorbing aerosol particles are collected in the filter. The CLAP is part of the Aerosol Observing System (AOS). Locations North Slope Alaska NSA X1 Browse Data External Data (satellites and others)

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ARM - Instrument - spn  

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govInstrumentsspn govInstrumentsspn Documentation SPN : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports SPN : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Sunshine Pyranometer (SPN) Instrument Categories Radiometric The Sunshine Pyranometer (SPN) measures total and diffuse short wave solar irradiance with an array of seven thermopile detectors arranged beneath a permanent shading pattern. The instrument is able to measure both total and diffuse irradiance with no moving parts. Primary Measurements The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant. Shortwave broadband diffuse downwelling irradiance Shortwave broadband total downwelling irradiance

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ARM - Instrument - rwp  

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govInstrumentsrwp govInstrumentsrwp Documentation RWP : Handbook RWP : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports RWP : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Radar Wind Profiler (RWP) Instrument Categories Atmospheric Profiling General Overview The radar wind profiler/radio acoustic sounding system (RWP/RASS), available in 915-MHz (for U.S. deployments) and 1290-MHz (for deployments outside the U.S.), measures wind profiles and backscattered signal strength between (nominally) 0.1 km and 5 km and virtual temperature profiles between 0.1 km and 2.5 km. It operates by transmitting electromagnetic energy into the atmosphere and measuring the strength and frequency of

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ARM - Instrument - tracegas  

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govInstrumentstracegas govInstrumentstracegas Documentation TRACEGAS : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports TRACEGAS : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Trace gas concentrations (TRACEGAS) Instrument Categories Aerosols Concentrations of trace gases important for atmospheric chemistry and aerosol particle formation (e.g., carbon monoxide, various nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and ozone) typically are measured by gas filter correlation, fluorescence, or chemiluminescence. The TRACEGAS is part of the Aerosol Observing System (AOS). Output Datastreams aosco : AOS: Carbon Monoxide Analyzer aosnox : AOS: Oxides of Nitrogen Analyzer

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ARM - Instrument - mwrhf  

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govInstrumentsmwrhf govInstrumentsmwrhf Documentation MWRHF : Handbook MWRHF : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports MWRHF : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Microwave Radiometer - High Frequency (MWRHF) Instrument Categories Radiometric, Cloud Properties, Atmospheric Profiling Picture of the Microwave Radiometer-High Frequency (MWRHF) Picture of the Microwave Radiometer-High Frequency (MWRHF) General Overview The Microwave Radiometer-High Frequency (MWRHF) provides time-series measurements of brightness temperatures from two channels centered at 90 and 150 GHz. These two channels are sensitive to the presence of liquid water and precipitable water vapor.

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ARM - Instrument - swacr  

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govInstrumentsswacr govInstrumentsswacr Documentation SWACR : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports SWACR : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : W-Band (95 GHz) ARM Cloud Radar, mounted to scan (SWACR) Instrument Categories Cloud Properties Output Datastreams swacrblrhi : S-WACR Boundary-layer Range-Height Indicator scan swacrcal : S-WACR calibration information swacrcwrhi : S-WACR Cross-Wind Range-Height Indicator scan swacrfpt : S-WACR - Fixed PoinTing mode swacrhsrhi : S-WACR Horizon-to-horizon Range-Height Indicator scan swacrppi : S-WACR Plan Position Indicator scan swacrspeccmaskcopol : S-WACR ARM Cloud Radar, filtered spectral

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ARM - Instrument - mfrsr  

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govInstrumentsmfrsr govInstrumentsmfrsr Documentation MFRSR : Handbook MFRSR : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports MFRSR : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Multifilter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (MFRSR) Instrument Categories Aerosols, Radiometric Picture of the Multi-Filter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (MFRSR) Picture of the Multi-Filter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (MFRSR) General Overview The multifilter rotating shadowband radiometer (MFRSR) takes spectral measurements of direct normal, diffuse horizontal and total horizontal solar irradiances. These measurements are at nominal wavelengths of 415, 500, 615, 673, 870, and 940 nm. The measurements are made at a

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ARM - Instrument - sws  

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govInstrumentssws govInstrumentssws Documentation SWS : Handbook SWS : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports SWS : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Shortwave Spectroradiometer (SWS) Instrument Categories Aerosols, Radiometric General Overview The Shortwave Spectroradiometer (SWS), measures the absolute visible and near infrared spectral radiance (units of watts per meter square per nanometer per steradian) of the zenith directly above the instrument. The SWS is a moderate resolution sensor comprised of two Zeiss spectroradiometers (MMS 1 NIR enhanced and NIR-PGS 2.2) for visible and near-infrared detection in the wavelength range 350 - 2170 nm. The sampling

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ARM - Instrument - mmcr  

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govInstrumentsmmcr govInstrumentsmmcr Documentation MMCR : Handbook MMCR : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports MMCR : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Millimeter Wavelength Cloud Radar (MMCR) Instrument Categories Cloud Properties Picture of the Millimeter Wave Cloud Radar (MMCR) Picture of the Millimeter Wave Cloud Radar (MMCR) General Overview The MMCR systems probe the extent and composition of clouds at millimeter wavelengths. The MMCR is a zenith-pointing radar that operates at a frequency of 35 GHz. The main purpose of this radar is to determine cloud boundaries (e.g., cloud bottoms and tops). This radar will also report radar reflectivity (dBZ) of the atmosphere up to 20 km.

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ARM - Instrument - wacr  

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govInstrumentswacr govInstrumentswacr Documentation WACR : Handbook WACR : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports WACR : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : W-Band (95 GHz) ARM Cloud Radar (WACR) Instrument Categories Cloud Properties Latest version W-band ARM cloud radar Latest version W-band ARM cloud radar General Overview The W-band Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program Cloud Radar (WACR) systems are zenith pointing Doppler radars that probe the extent and composition of clouds at 95.04 GHz. The main purpose of this radar is to determine cloud boundaries (e.g., cloud bottoms and tops). This radar reports estimates for the first three spectra moments for each range gate

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ARM - Instrument - smos  

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govInstrumentssmos govInstrumentssmos Documentation SMOS : Handbook SMOS : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports SMOS : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Surface Meteorological Observation System Instruments for SGP (SMOS) Instrument Categories Surface Meteorology Picture of the Surface Meteorological Observation System (SMOS) Picture of the Surface Meteorological Observation System (SMOS) General Overview The Surface Meteorological Observation System (SMOS) mostly uses conventional in situ sensors to obtain 1-minute, 30-minute, and 1440-minute (daily) averages of surface wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, relative humidity (RH), barometric pressure, and precipitation at the

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ARM - Instrument - s-table  

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govInstrumentss-table govInstrumentss-table Documentation S-TABLE : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports S-TABLE : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Stabilized Platform (S-TABLE) Instrument Categories Ocean Observations For ship-based deployments, some instruments require actively stabilized platforms to compensate for the ship's motion, especially rotations around the long axis of the ship (roll), short axis (pitch), and, for some instruments, vertical axis (yaw). ARM currently employs two types of stabilized platforms: one electrically controlled for lighter instruments that includes yaw control (dubbed RPY for Roll, Pitch, Yaw) and one

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ARM - Instrument - rss  

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govInstrumentsrss govInstrumentsrss Documentation RSS : Handbook RSS : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports RSS : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Rotating Shadowband Spectroradiometer (RSS) Instrument Categories Radiometric General Overview The Rotating Shadowband Spectroradiometer (RSS) implements the same automated shadowbanding technique used by the multifilter rotating shadowband radiometer (MFRSR), and so it too provides spectrally resolved, direct-normal, diffuse-horizontal, and total-horizontal irradiances, and can be calibrated in situ via Langley regression. The irradiance spectra are measured simultaneously at all spectral elements (pixels) in 360-nm to

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ARM - Instrument - sashe  

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govInstrumentssashe govInstrumentssashe Documentation SASHE : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports SASHE : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Shortwave Array Spectroradiometer-Hemispheric (SASHE) Beneficiary of Recovery Act funding. Instrument Categories Radiometric General Overview The Shortwave Array Spectroradiometer - Hemispheric (SASHE) uses a hemispheric spectralon diffuser and rotating shadowband similar to the MFRSR and RSS instruments, so it also provides spectrally resolved, direct-normal, diffuse-horizontal, and total-horizontal irradiances, and can be calibrated in situ via Langley regression. The SASHE incorporates

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ARM - Instrument - nimfr  

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govInstrumentsnimfr govInstrumentsnimfr Documentation NIMFR : Handbook NIMFR : Instrument Mentor Monthly Summary (IMMS) reports NIMFR : Data Quality Assessment (DQA) reports ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Instrument : Normal Incidence Multifilter Radiometer (NIMFR) Instrument Categories Aerosols, Radiometric Picture of the Normal Incidence Multi-Filter Radiometer (NIMFR) Picture of the Normal Incidence Multi-Filter Radiometer (NIMFR) General Overview The Normal Incidence Multi-Filter Radiometer (NIMFR) is a ground-based instrument that provides a time series of the shortwave spectral direct normal irradiance. Additionally, there is a broadband silicon detector that can crudely measure the direct normal broadband irradiance. These

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2011 Air Quality Regulations Report | Department of Energy  

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Air Quality Regulations Report 2011 Air Quality Regulations Report 2011 Air Quality Regulations Report120111.pdf More Documents & Publications 2011:...

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CRAD, Quality Assurance - Los Alamos National Laboratory TA 55 SST Facility  

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TA 55 SST TA 55 SST Facility CRAD, Quality Assurance - Los Alamos National Laboratory TA 55 SST Facility A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for an assessment of the Quality Assurance Program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory TA 55 SST Facility. CRADs provide a recommended approach and the types of information to gather to assess elements of a DOE contractor's programs. CRAD, Quality Assurance - Los Alamos National Laboratory TA 55 SST Facility More Documents & Publications CRAD, Quality Assurance - Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility CRAD, Management - Los Alamos National Laboratory TA 55 SST Facility

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Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review | Department...  

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Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review Final Information Quality...

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LUser_CompetencyAssessment  

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Competency Assessments (Employee) Competency Assessments (Employee) © 2011 SuccessFactors, Inc. - 1 - SuccessFactors Learning Confidential. All rights reserved. Job Aid: Participating in Competency Assessments (Employee) Purpose The purpose of this job aid is to guide users and supervisors through the step-by-step process of participating in a competency assessment by viewing gaps, assigning items, conducting a self- assessment, reviewing completed assessments, and viewing the competency history. View Gaps and Assign Items 6 Steps Task A Employee: Conduct Self Assessment 8 Steps Task B Employee: Review Completed Assessment - 6 Steps Task C Employee: View Competency History 11 Steps Task D SuccessFactors Learning v 6.4 User Job Aid Participating in Competency Assessments (Employee)

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Quality Assurance Exchange March 2006, Volume 2 Issue 1 | Department of  

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

March 2006, Volume 2 Issue 1 March 2006, Volume 2 Issue 1 Quality Assurance Exchange March 2006, Volume 2 Issue 1 Quality Assurance Exchange March 2006, Volume 2 Issue 1 U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Corporate Performance Assessment Office of Quality Assurance Programs (EH-31) IN THE SPOTLIGHT: INTERVIEW WITH PATRICE BUBAR DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OFFICE O F CORPORATE P ERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT Earlier this year, Patrice M. Bubar was appointed as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Corporate Performance Assessment (EH-3) within the Office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH). Ms. Bubar holds a B.S. in environmental engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Her extensive background includes many years of experience with the National Water Program, the Superfund Program, and the Radiation Protection Program at the

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Solar Resource & Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRMAP): Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (RSR); Kalaeloa Oahu, Hawaii (Data)  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory collaborates with the solar industry to establish high quality solar and meteorological measurements. This Solar Resource and Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRMAP) provides high quality measurements to support deployment of power projects in the United States. The no-funds-exchanged collaboration brings NREL solar resource assessment expertise together with industry needs for measurements. The end result is high quality data sets to support the financing, design, and monitoring of large scale solar power projects for industry in addition to research-quality data for NREL model development. NREL provides consultation for instrumentation and station deployment, along with instrument calibrations, data acquisition, quality assessment, data distribution, and summary reports. Industry participants provide equipment, infrastructure, and station maintenance.

Wilcox, S.; Andreas, A.

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Solar Resource & Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRMAP): Observed Atmospheric and Solar Information System (OASIS); Tucson, Arizona (Data)  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory collaborates with the solar industry to establish high quality solar and meteorological measurements. This Solar Resource and Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRMAP) provides high quality measurements to support deployment of power projects in the United States. The no-funds-exchanged collaboration brings NREL solar resource assessment expertise together with industry needs for measurements. The end result is high quality data sets to support the financing, design, and monitoring of large scale solar power projects for industry in addition to research-quality data for NREL model development. NREL provides consultation for instrumentation and station deployment, along with instrument calibrations, data acquisition, quality assessment, data distribution, and summary reports. Industry participants provide equipment, infrastructure, and station maintenance.

Wilcox, S.; Andreas, A.

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Solar Resource & Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRMAP): Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (RSR); La Ola Lanai, Hawaii (Data)  

DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory collaborates with the solar industry to establish high quality solar and meteorological measurements. This Solar Resource and Meteorological Assessment Project (SOLRMAP) provides high quality measurements to support deployment of power projects in the United States. The no-funds-exchanged collaboration brings NREL solar resource assessment expertise together with industry needs for measurements. The end result is high quality data sets to support the financing, design, and monitoring of large scale solar power projects for industry in addition to research-quality data for NREL model development. NREL provides consultation for instrumentation and station deployment, along with instrument calibrations, data acquisition, quality assessment, data distribution, and summary reports. Industry participants provide equipment, infrastructure, and station maintenance.

Wilcox, S.; Andreas, A.

467

Co-benefits Risk Assessment (COBRA) Screening Model | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Co-benefits Risk Assessment (COBRA) Screening Model Co-benefits Risk Assessment (COBRA) Screening Model Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Co-benefits Risk Assessment (COBRA) Screening Model Agency/Company /Organization: United States Environmental Protection Agency Sector: Climate Complexity/Ease of Use: Moderate Website: www.epa.gov/statelocalclimate/resources/cobra.html Cost: Free Related Tools Tool for Selecting CDM Methods & Technologies Modular Applied General Equilibrium Tool (MAGNET) COMMUTER Model ... further results Find Another Tool FIND DEVELOPMENT IMPACTS ASSESSMENT TOOLS Automated tool that can be downloaded from the website. Converts emissions reductions into air quality improvements, estimates annual adverse health impacts avoided, and monetizes the value of these. Approach COBRA converts emissions reductions into air quality improvements, and

468

Fluor Hanford, Inc. Groundwater and Technical Integration Support (Master Project) Quality Assurance Management Plan  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The scope of the Fluor Hanford, Inc. Groundwater and Technical Integration Support (Master Project) is to provide technical and integration support to Fluor Hanford, Inc., including operable unit investigations at 300-FF-5 and other groundwater operable units, strategic integration, technical integration and assessments, remediation decision support, and science and technology. This Quality Assurance Management Plan provides the quality assurance requirements and processes that will be followed by the Fluor Hanford, Inc. Groundwater and Technical Integration Support (Master Project).

Fix, N. J.

2008-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

469

A Rapid Assessment Method Examining the Ecological Health of Tidal Marine Wetlands in Galveston Bay, Texas  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

been lost since 1950, due primarily to coastal development and declines in water quality. Restoration of wetlands is essential to reestablish lost functions, but there is no standard method to assess the ecological health of restored salt marshes...

Staszak, Lindsey Ann

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

470

Resource handbook on transportation risk assessment.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

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

471

Quality Work Plan Inspection and Monitoring Requirement  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Inspection and monitoring requirements for Weatherization Assistance Program's comprehensive Quality Work Plan.

472

Quality engineering as a discipline of study.  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The current framework for quality scholarship in the United States ranges from the training and education of future quality engineers, managers, and professionals to focused and sustained research initiatives that, through academic institutions and other organizations, aim to improve the knowledge and application of quality across a variety of sectors. Numerous quality journals also provide a forum for professional dissemination of information.

Kolb, Rachel R.; Hoover, Marcey L.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Ceramic fabricator quality revolution: A case study  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This case study discusses statistical process control and other quality tools in the application of continuous improvement and total quality management programs to a mature ceramic parts manufacturing operation that had been producing quality'' products for many years. By applying these tools, significant incremental improvements in process performance and product quality were achieved.

Martin, S.C. (Advanced Refractory Technologies, Inc., Buffalo, NY (United States))

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

PORTAL Data Quality Analysis October 2008  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

PORTAL Data Quality Analysis October 2008 Kristin A. Tufte, Robert L. Bertini Portland State University Understanding the data and data quality in the PORTAL transportation data archive is important to maintaining a high quality data archive. This report presents an initial study of the quality of the Oregon

Bertini, Robert L.

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Quality Assurance Exchange, September 2007  

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

3 3 S e p t e m b e r 2 0 0 7 I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : Focus on Quality Assurance 1 Use of QA Consensus Standards 1 What is the Analytical Services Program? 3 SQA Work Activity #6: Safety Software Design & Implementation 4 HSS QA Activity Corner 6 Upcoming Meetings & Conferences 7 Just for Fun 8 Q U A L I T Y A S S U R A N C E E X C H A N G E HSS FOCUS ON QUALITY ASSURANCE health, as well as the environment, de- crease and productivity increases with the appropriate rigor of quality assurance. The corporate responsibility for ensuring implementation of these five principles rests within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS). HS-20, the Office of Nuclear Safety and Environment, inter- prets QA requirements and develops pol- icy; HS-30, the Office of Corporate Safety

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Quality Assurance Exchange, April 2009  

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

5 5 , I s s u e 1 M a r c h / A p r i l 2 0 0 9 I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E : In the Spotlight: George Detsis, Program Manager, ASP 1 Special Feature: Blurred Vision: Do Our Business Leaders See What Quality is All About? 3 SQA Work Activity: Problem Reporting and Corrective Action 7 HSS QA Activity Corner 8 Quality Council 9 QA-Related Meetings & Conferences 10 Director's Note 10 Lessons Learned: Insufficient Training Causes Near Miss Events and Injuries 5 Q U A L I T Y A S S U R A N C E E X C H A N G E The Analytical Services Program (ASP) encompasses approximately 40 annual qualification audits of analytical laboratories and commercial waste operation vendors, semi-annual quality assurance (QA) proficiency testing of 120 domestic and international analytical laboratories, and the

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Tiger Team assessment of the Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report documents the Tiger Team Assessment of Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. SNL, Albuquerque, is operated by the Sandia Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company) for the US Department of Energy (DOE). The environmental assessment also included DOE tenant facilities at Ross Aviation, Albuquerque Microelectronics Operation, and the Central Training Academy. The assessment was conducted from April 15 to May 24, 1991, under the auspices of DOE's Office of Special Projects under the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health (ES H). The assessment was comprehensive, encompassing ES H disciplines, management, self-assessments, and quality assurance; transportation; and waste management operations. Compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations; applicable DOE Orders; best management practices; and internal SNL, Albuquerque, requirements were assessed. In addition, an evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of DOE and SNL, Albuquerque management of ES H programs was conducted.

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1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Waste Management Quality Assurance Plan  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The WMG QAP is an integral part of a management system designed to ensure that WMG activities are planned, performed, documented, and verified in a manner that assures a quality product. A quality product is one that meets all waste acceptance criteria, conforms to all permit and regulatory requirements, and is accepted at the offsite treatment, storage, and disposal facility. In addition to internal processes, this QA Plan identifies WMG processes providing oversight and assurance to line management that waste is managed according to all federal, state, and local requirements for waste generator areas. A variety of quality assurance activities are integral to managing waste. These QA functions have been identified in the relevant procedures and in subsequent sections of this plan. The WMG QAP defines the requirements of the WMG quality assurance program. These requirements are derived from Department of Energy (DOE) Order 414.1C, Quality Assurance, Contractor Requirements Document, the LBNL Operating and Assurance Program Plan (OAP), and other applicable environmental compliance documents. The QAP and all associated WMG policies and procedures are periodically reviewed and revised, as necessary, to implement corrective actions, and to reflect changes that have occurred in regulations, requirements, or practices as a result of feedback on work performed or lessons learned from other organizations. The provisions of this QAP and its implementing documents apply to quality-affecting activities performed by the WMG; WMG personnel, contractors, and vendors; and personnel from other associated LBNL organizations, except where such contractors, vendors, or organizations are governed by their own WMG-approved QA programs.

Waste Management Group

2006-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

479

Solar Resource Assessment  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report covers the solar resource assessment aspects of the Renewable Systems Interconnection study. The status of solar resource assessment in the United States is described, and summaries of the availability of modeled data sets are provided.

Renne, D.; George, R.; Wilcox, S.; Stoffel, T.; Myers, D.; Heimiller, D.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weapons Quality Assurance Qualification Standard  

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

5-2008 5-2008 September 2008 DOE STANDARD WEAPON QUALITY ASSURANCE QUALIFICATION STANDARD NNSA Weapon Quality Assurance Technical Personnel U.S. Department of Energy AREA TRNG Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. DOE-STD-1025-2008 This document is available on the Department of Energy Technical Standards Program Web Site at http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/techstds/ DOE-STD-1025-2008 iv INTENTIONALLY BLANK DOE-STD-1025-2008 v TABLE OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENT ................................................................................................................ vii PURPOSE....................................................................................................................................

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Effect of human-biometric sensor interaction on fingerprint matching performance, image quality and minutiae count  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This study investigated the effect of force levels (3, 5, 7, 9 and 11N) on fingerprint matching performance, image quality scores and minutiae count between optical and capacitance sensors. Three images were collected from the right index fingers of 75 participants for each sensing technology. Descriptive statistics analysis of variance and Kruskal-Wallis non-parametric tests were conducted to assess significant differences in minutiae counts and image quality scores, by force level. The results reveal a significant difference in image quality score by force level and sensor technology in contrast to minutiae count for the capacitance sensor. The image quality score is one of the many factors that influence the system matching performance, yet the removal of low quality images does not improve the system performance at each force level. Further research is needed to identify other manipulatable factors to improve the interaction between a user and device and the subsequent matching performance.

Eric P. Kukula; Christine R. Blomeke; Shimon K. Modi; Stephen J. Elliott

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The impact of Medicare reimbursement changes on staffing and the quality of care in nursing homes  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This study assesses the impact of recent Medicare reimbursement changes on nurse staffing and quality of care in skilled nursing facilities. We utilise data from the Online Survey Certification and Reporting System and Area Resource Files for the years 1997â??2003. The impacts of the reimbursement changes on licensed nurse hours per resident day and on a quality index were estimated, controlling for facility and market factors, and including interaction between payer mix and policy. We find that the 1997 Balanced Budget Act had a negative effect on staffing and quality while the 1999 Balanced Budget Reconciliation Act and the 2000 Benefits Improvement and Protection Act had positive effects on staffing and quality. The percentage of Medicaid patients was a strong contributor to lower staffing and quality, and moderated the effects of all three policies. The results should be useful for policy makers considering cuts in Medicare or Medicaid spending for nursing homes.

Lynn Unruh; Ning Jackie Zhang; Thomas T.H. Wan

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Management Assessment and Independent Assessment Guide  

Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

The revision to this Guide reflects current assessment practices, international standards, and changes in the Department of Energy expectations. Cancels DOE G 414.1-1. Canceled by DOE G 414.1-1B.

2001-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Lecture 1:Lecture 1: Introduction toIntroduction to Software Quality AssuranceSoftware Quality Assurance  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Lecture 1:Lecture 1: Introduction toIntroduction to Software Quality AssuranceSoftware Quality Assurance Software Quality Assurance (INSE 6260/4-UU) Winter 2009 Thanks to Rachida Dssouli for some slides 2 OverviewOverview Course Outline Software Quality Software Quality Assurance Software Development

Bentahar, Jamal

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Quality Assurance Newsletters and Bulletins  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

The Quality Assurance Exchange is a forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of experience related to QA issues among DOE field offices, contractors, and DOE headquarters. Readers are strongly encouraged to contribute articles on the implementation of QA requirements, on lessons learned and to offer suggestions. Please forward your input to duli.agarwal@hq.doe.gov.

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Philosophy on Vulnerability Assessments  

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

capabilities/vat/assess/ capabilities/vat/assess/ ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY, Nuclear Engineering Division, 9700 South Cass Ave., Argonne, IL Philosophy on Vulnerability Assessments Argonne Vulnerability Assessment Team Roger G. Johnston, Ph.D., CPP , 630-252-6168 1. There are a number of conventional tools for finding security vulnerabilities. These include security surveys, risk management, design basis threat, CARVER Method, Delphi Method, software vulnerability assessment tools, infrastructure modeling, etc. 2. These tools have some value, and indeed we have used them all. 3. Experience has shown, however, that these methods do not usually result in dramatic improvements to security, nor do they reliably predict catastrophic security incidents that

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Home Energy Assessments  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

A home energy assessment, also known as a home energy audit, is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. An assessment will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you significant amounts of money over time. This video shows some of the ways that a contractor may test your home during an assessment, and helps you understand how an assessment can help you move toward energy savings. Find out more at: http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/energy_audits/index.cfm/mytopic=11160

Dispenza, Jason

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

Assessment of Learning Outcomes Using a Mathematical Reasoning Concept Inventory  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Assessment of Learning Outcomes Using a Mathematical Reasoning Concept Inventory Svetlana V Using a Mathematical Reasoning Concept Inventory Svetlana V. Drachova-Strang Jason O. Hallstrom Rich Pak@denison.edu ABSTRACT Undergraduate CS students need to learn analytical reasoning skills to develop high quality

Hallstrom, Jason

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Assessment of Learning Outcomes Using a Mathematical Reasoning Concept Inventory  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Assessment of Learning Outcomes Using a Mathematical Reasoning Concept Inventory Svetlana Drachova Reasoning Concept Inventory Svetlana V. Drachova Jason O. Hallstrom Murali Sitaraman Clemson University analytical reasoning skills to develop high quality software and to understand why the software they develop

Hallstrom, Jason

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Large hadron collider (LHC) project quality assurance plan  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The LHC Quality Assurance Plan is a set of operating principles, requirements, and practices used to support Berkeley Lab's participation in the Large Hadron Collider Project. The LHC/QAP is intended to achieve reliable, safe, and quality performance in the LHC project activities. The LHC/QAP is also designed to fulfill the following objectives: (1) The LHC/QAP is Berkeley Lab's QA program document that describes the elements necessary to integrate quality assurance, safety management, and conduct of operations into the Berkeley Lab's portion of the LHC operations. (2) The LHC/QAP provides the framework for Berkeley Lab LHC Project administrators, managers, supervisors, and staff to plan, manage, perform, and assess their Laboratory work. (3) The LHC/QAP is the compliance document that conforms to the requirements of the Laboratory's Work Smart Standards for quality assurance (DOE O 414.1, 10 CFR 830.120), facility operations (DOE O 5480.19), and safety management (DOE P 450.4).

Gullo, Lisa; Karpenko, Victor; Robinson, Kem; Turner, William; Wong, Otis

2002-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

491

Quality Assurance of ARM Program Climate Research Facility Data  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

This report documents key aspects of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility (ACRF) data quality assurance program as it existed in 2008. The performance of ACRF instruments, sites, and data systems is measured in terms of the availability, usability, and accessibility of the data to a user. First, the data must be available to users; that is, the data must be collected by instrument systems, processed, and delivered to a central repository in a timely manner. Second, the data must be usable; that is, the data must be inspected and deemed of sufficient quality for scientific research purposes, and data users must be able to readily tell where there are known problems in the data. Finally, the data must be accessible; that is, data users must be able to easily find, obtain, and work with the data from the central repository. The processes described in this report include instrument deployment and calibration; instrument and facility maintenance; data collection and processing infrastructure; data stream inspection and assessment; the roles of value-added data processing and field campaigns in specifying data quality and haracterizing the basic measurement; data archival, display, and distribution; data stream reprocessing; and engineering and operations management processes and procedures. Future directions in ACRF data quality assurance also are presented.

RA Peppler; KE Kehoe; KL Sonntag; CP Bahrmann; SJ Richardson; SW Christensen; RA McCord; DJ Doty; R Wagener; RC Eagan; JC Lijegren; BW Orr; DL Sisterson; TD Halter; NN Keck; CN Long; MC Macduff; JH Mather; RC Perez; JW Voyles; MD Ivey; ST Moore; DL Nitschke; BD Perkins; DD Turner

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

CRAD, Work Controls Assessment Plan | Department of Energy  

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

Work Controls Assessment Plan Work Controls Assessment Plan CRAD, Work Controls Assessment Plan Performance Objective: Management should have an established work control process in place with authorized, controlled and documented methods that provide an accurate status of the work to be performed. Criteria: Work planning addresses applicable laws, codes and regulations. Work planning includes operational configuration constraints; material, tool, and manpower requirements; inter-organizational coordination; operational history; special training; safety considerations; hazards protection requirements; post-maintenance testing; quality control requirements; and other considerations as necessary. The work to be accomplished is defined by identifying the existing deficiency and condition; prescribing appropriate approvals; and including

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Quality Assurance Program Plan | Department of Energy  

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

Quality Assurance Program Plan Quality Assurance Program Plan Quality Assurance Program Plan The achievement of quality in LM activities and products requires implementation of a formal Quality Assurance (QA) Program. This program establishes principles, requirements, practices, and methods for integrating quality into the daily operations of our programs and projects. The QA Program functions as a management tool to ensure that quality objectives are achieved throughout LM's technical, administrative, and operational functions. Achieving quality is the responsibility of managers as well as those who perform the work. Each employee is expected to do the job in accordance with procedures and other requirements. The name LM must represent quality to us, our customers, our service providers, and our

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Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Quality Standards  

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center [Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)]

Fuel Quality Standards Fuel Quality Standards to someone by E-mail Share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Quality Standards on Facebook Tweet about Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Quality Standards on Twitter Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Quality Standards on Google Bookmark Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Quality Standards on Delicious Rank Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Quality Standards on Digg Find More places to share Alternative Fuels Data Center: Fuel Quality Standards on AddThis.com... More in this section... Federal State Advanced Search All Laws & Incentives Sorted by Type Fuel Quality Standards The South Dakota Department of Public Safety may promulgate rules establishing: Standards for the maximum volume percentages of ethanol and methanol

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CSP 587: Software Quality Management S. Kan, Software Quality engineering, Addison-Wesley.  

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CSP 587: Software Quality Management Texts S. Kan, Software Quality engineering, Addison hours · Quality Appraisal Programs 5 hours SEI's Capability Maturity Model ISO 9000 Total 45 hours CSP

Heller, Barbara

496

NGNP Infrastructure Readiness Assessment: Consolidation Report  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

The Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) project supports the development, demonstration, and deployment of high temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs). The NGNP project is being reviewed by the Nuclear Energy Advisory Council (NEAC) to provide input to the DOE, who will make a recommendation to the Secretary of Energy, whether or not to continue with Phase 2 of the NGNP project. The NEAC review will be based on, in part, the infrastructure readiness assessment, which is an assessment of industry's current ability to provide specified components for the FOAK NGNP, meet quality assurance requirements, transport components, have the necessary workforce in place, and have the necessary construction capabilities. AREVA and Westinghouse were contracted to perform independent assessments of industry's capabilities because of their experience with nuclear supply chains, which is a result of their experiences with the EPR and AP-1000 reactors. Both vendors produced infrastructure readiness assessment reports that identified key components and categorized these components into three groups based on their ability to be deployed in the FOAK plant. The NGNP project has several programs that are developing key components and capabilities. For these components, the NGNP project have provided input to properly assess the infrastructure readiness for these components.

Brian K Castle

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

BaP Air Quality Modelling Simulation Using CMAQ Air Quality Modelling System  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Air Quality Modelling has become an essential tool to ... in the atmosphere by using last generation of air quality dispersion models with the inclusion of the...

R San José; JL Pérez; M Callen; JM López; A Mastral

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Work Controls Assessment Plan Assessment Plan Assessment plan - Developed By NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division  

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

WORK CONTROLS WORK CONTROLS Assessment Plan Developed By NNSA/Nevada Site Office Facility Representative Division Performance Objective: Management should have an established work control process in place with authorized, controlled and documented methods that provide an accurate status of the work to be performed. Criteria: Work planning addresses applicable laws, codes and regulations. Work planning includes operational configuration constraints; material, tool, and manpower requirements; inter-organizational coordination; operational history; special training; safety considerations; hazards protection requirements; post-maintenance testing; quality control requirements; and other considerations as necessary. The work to be accomplished is defined by identifying the existing

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1998 Cost and Quality Annual  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

8) 8) Distribution Category UC-950 Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Utility Plants 1998 Tables June 1999 Energy Information Administration Office of Coal, Nuclear, Electric and Alternate Fuels U.S. Department of Energy Washington DC 20585 This report was prepared by the Energy Information Administration, the independent statistical and analytical agency within the Department of Energy. The information contained herein should not be construed as advocating or reflecting any policy position of the Department of Energy or any other organization. Contacts The annual publication Cost and Quality of Fuels for Electric Utility Plants (C&Q) is no longer published by the EIA. The tables presented in this document are intended to replace that annual publication. Questions regarding the availability of these data should

500

Brookhaven's Drinking-Water Quality  

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

Water Quality Water Quality The Lab's finished drinking water is produced with pride by the staff of BNL's Water Treatment Facility Home Groundwater Consumer Confidence Reports Water Treatment Process Resources Tap Water Recommendations Water Cooler Cleaning Additional Resources Brookhaven Lab Drinking Water Brookhaven produces its own drinking water for all employees, facility-users, guests, residents, and visitors on site at its Water Treatment Facility (WTF). BNL's drinking water is pumped from groundwater by five active wells and processed at the WTF which can handle up to 6 million gallons per day. The "finished" water is sent to the Lab's two storage towers and then distributed around the site via 45 miles of pipeline. To ensure that Brookhaven's water meets all applicable local, state, and