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US Environmental Protection Agency: National Estuary Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Established in 1987 by amendments to the Clean Water Act and administered by the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (OWOW), the National Estuary Program (NEP) identifies, restores and protects estuaries along the coasts of the United States. Unlike the traditional regulatory approaches to environmental protection, the NEP targets a wide range of issues and engages local communities in the process. At the site users can find descriptions of the NEP, specific NEP projects, estuaries involved in the NEP (including location, size, presence of threatened and endangered species, major habitat types, etc.), a current awareness section, links to related sites, and the full text of NEP's newsletter, Coastlines.

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MORRO BAY NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM, FIRST IR 2002  

EPA Science Inventory

The Morro Bay National Estuary Program is a "Tier V program and is, therefore, required to submit a "full review" of its CCMP implementation progress and overall status of the program in 2002. The MBNEP1s Local Policy Committee completed and approved the CCMP in mid-2001; the CCM...

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MOBILE BAY NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW 2002  

EPA Science Inventory

The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program's Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan was finalized on April 22, 2002. The guidance document for the preparation of this Implementation Review states "EPA, in recognition that each NEP may have different areas of emphasis, streng...

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ESTIMATING THE CONDITION OF GULF OF MEXICO ESTUARIES: NATIONAL COASTAL ASSESSMENT AND NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

Estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico have been monitored since 1991 to determine the condition of water, sediment, and biota. More recently, through the National Coastal Assessment (NCA), U.S. EPA has provided a comprehensive estimate of the condition of U.S. estuaries, including a re...

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Ecological Condition of the Columbia River Estuary: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) Report. Modeling Fish Distributions in the Pacific Northwest Coast Range Ecoregion Using EMAP Data.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Columbia River estuary is a unique and important ecological resource. EPA's National Estuary Program (NEP) was established by Congress in 1987 in Clean Water Act amendments to improve the quality of estuaries of national significance. The Columbia Riv...

G. Hayslip, H. Lee, L. Edmond, V. Partridge, W. Nelson

2007-01-01

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Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Estuaries are bodies of water and their surrounding coastal wetlands typically found where rivers meet the sea. Estuaries harbor unique plant and animal communities because their waters are brackish--a mixture of fresh water draining from the land and salty seawater.Estuaries are some of the most productive ecosystems in the world. Many animal species rely on estuaries for food, places to breed, and migration stopovers. Human communities also rely on estuaries for food, recreation, jobs, and coastal protection.Of the 32 largest cities in the world, 22 are located on estuaries (e.g., New Orleans, London, etc). Not surprisingly, human activities have led to the decline in the health of estuaries, making them one of the most threatened ecosystems on the Earth. NOAA's National Estuarine Research Reserve System in partnership with coastal states monitors the health of estuaries and helps communities manage their coastal resources.

Educator, Laura K.; National Science Teachers Association (NSTA); Review, Steve W.

2005-04-01

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Current Status and Historical Trends of the Estuarine Living Resources within the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program Study Area. Volume 4. Checklist of Species within the CCBNEP Study Area: References, Habitats, Distribution, and Abundance.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The checklist is the first attempt to compile all known records of species inhabiting the study area. A total of 3,178 species of plants and animals are listed in the checklist of species from the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program (CCBNEP) study...

J. W. Tunnell S. A. Alvarado

1996-01-01

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Tidal and Watershed Forcing of Nutrients and Dissolved Oxygen Stress within Four Pacific Coast Estuaries: Analysis of Time-Series Data collected by the National Estuarine Research Reserve System-Wide Monitoring Program (2000-2006) within Padilla Bay (WA), South Slough (OR), Elkhorn Slough (CA) and the Tijuana River Estuary (CA).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report summarizes and compares data from the National Estuarine Research Reserves System-Wide Monitoring Program in four estuaries on the Pacific coast. Data from 2000-2005 from Padilla Bay (WA), South Slough (OR), Elkhorn Slough (CA) and the Tijuana...

S. S. Rumrill T. O. O'Higgins

2007-01-01

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Exploring Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Defines estuaries and related habitats, reviews their roles in coastal ecology and in supporting human activities. Virtual tours provide history and introduce ecology of representative plans and animals. Presents current threats to estuaries and their wildlife and explains the role of EPA's National Estuary Program in protecting these important coastal resources. Includes: teachers' page with resources and links; games, coloring sheets and glossary for kids.

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Exploring Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Exploring Estuaries introduces students of various ages to the ecology of estuaries, places where freshwater rivers and streams flow into the ocean, mixing with the seawater. It is part of a broader effort by the National Estuary Program to educate the general public about estuaries and to restore and protect these sensitive ecosystems. It offers interactive games and activities as well as virtual tours of Long Island Sound and the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuarine Complex near New Orleans. A glossary page defines technical terms used throughout the site. Resources also are provided for teachers and students interested in learning more about related organizations, publications, and websites.

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A PROBABILISTIC ASSESSMENT OF BENTHIC CONDITION OF CALIFORNIA ESTUARIES: RESULTS FROM THE NATIONAL COASTAL ASSESSMENT 1999  

EPA Science Inventory

As part of the National Coastal Assessment, the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program of EPA is conducting a three year evaluation of benthic habitat condition of California estuaries. In 1999, probabilistic sampling for a variety of biotic and abiotic condition indica...

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VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS IN SUPPORT OF THE CLIMATE READY ESTUARIES PROGRAM: A NOVEL APPROACH USING EXPERT JUDGMENT, VOLUME I: RESULTS FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO ESTUARY PARTNERSHIP (FINAL REPORT)  

EPA Science Inventory

As part of the Climate Ready Estuaries (CRE) program, the Global Change Research Program (GCRP) in the National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has prepared this draft report exploring a new metho...

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Vulnerability Assessments in Support of the Climate Ready Estuaries Program: A Novel Approach Using Expert Judgment, Volume I: Results for the San Francisco Estuary Partnership (External Review Draft)  

EPA Science Inventory

As part of the Climate Ready Estuaries (CRE) program, the Global Change Research Program (GCRP) in the National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has prepared this draft report exploring a new metho...

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THE DETERMINATION OF WATER CLARITY IN SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND ESTUARIES USING MULTISPECTRAL IN SITU AIRCRAFT REMOTE SENSING AND THE EPA NATIONAL COASTAL ASSESSMENT (NCA) PROGRAM GUIDELINES  

EPA Science Inventory

Water clarity, an environmental indicator of estuary condition, is affected by the accumulation of nutrients, organic matter, plant pigments, sediments, and embayment flushing characteristics. In this study, we assess water clarity along the southern New England coast using airc...

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COASTAL BEND BAYS & ESTUARIES PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW 2004  

EPA Science Inventory

The Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program, Inc. (CBBEP) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)organization. The CBBEP project area encompasses 12 counties coincident with the Coastal Bend Council of Governments and extends from the Land-Cut in the Laguna Madre, through the Corpus Christi Bay s...

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Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An estuary is a body of water that is created when freshwater from rivers and streams flows into the saltwater of an ocean. To understand this mixing of fresh and salt water, learners go through several activities: 1) in Salt and Water, learners dissolve salt crystals in water to observe their effects on water; 2) in Making a Salt Wedge, learners make a model of a salt wedge estuary, which occurs in nature when the mouth of a river flows directly into seawater; 3) in Plant Dehydration learners observe the effects of salinity (salt content in the water) on live plants. Includes a wrap-up guide for group discussions.

Jersey, New; Center, Liberty S.; Coalition, New J.

2006-01-01

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PEER REVIEW OF PECONIC ESTUARY PROGRAM HYDRODYNAMIC AND WATER QUALITY (EUTROPHICATION) MODEL  

EPA Science Inventory

The Peconic Estuary is located on the eastern end of Long Island, New York. Under the Federal Clean Water Act, the Peconic Estuary was named an "Estuary of National Significance" in 1992. Because of its high concentration of rare, threatened and endangered species and habitats,...

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Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation for the Federal Columbia River Estuary Program  

SciTech Connect

The purpose ofthis document is to describe research, monitoring, and evaluation (RME) for the Federal Columbia River Estuary Program. The intent of this RME effort is to provide data and information to evaluate progress toward meeting program goals and objectives and support decision-making in the Estuary Program. The goal of the Estuary Program is to understand, conserve, and restore the estuary ecosystem to improve the performance of listed salmonid populations. The Estuary Program has five general objectives, designed to fulfill the program goal, as follows. 1. Understand the primary stressors affecting ecosystem controlling factors, such as ocean conditions and invasive species. 2. Conserve and restore factors controlling ecosystem structures and processes, such as hydrodynamics and water quality. 3. Increase the quantity and quality of ecosystem structures, i.e., habitats, juvenile salmonids use during migration through the estuary. 4. Maintain the food web to benefit salmonid performance. 5. Improve salmonid performance in terms of life history diversity, foraging success, growth, and survival. The goal of estuary RME is to provide pertinent and timely research and monitoring information to planners, implementers, and managers of the Estuary Program. In conclusion, the estuary RME effort is designed to meet the research and monitoring needs of the estuary Program using an adaptive management process. Estuary RME's success and usefulness will depend on the actual conduct of adaptive management, as embodied in the objectives, implrementation, data, reporting, and synthesis, evaluation, and decision-making described herein.

Johnson, Gary E.; Diefenderfer, Heida L.; Ebberts, Blaine D.; Tortorici, Cathy; Yerxa, Tracey; Leary, J.; Skalski, John R.

2008-02-05

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VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS IN SUPPORT OF THE CLIMATE READY ESTUARIES PROGRAM: A NOVEL APPROACH USING EXPERT JUDGEMENT, VOLUME II: RESULTS FOR THE MASSACHUSETTS BAYS PROGRAM (FINAL REPORT)  

EPA Science Inventory

As part of the Climate Ready Estuaries (CRE) program, the Global Change Research Program (GCRP) in the National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has prepared a report exploring a new methodology fo...

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Vulnerability Assessments in Support of the Climate Ready Estuaries Program: A Novel Approach Using Expert Judgement, Volume II: Results for the Massachusetts Bays Program (External Review Draft)  

EPA Science Inventory

As part of the Climate Ready Estuaries (CRE) program, the Global Change Research Program (GCRP) in the National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has prepared a report exploring a new methodology fo...

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Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation for the Federal Columbia River Estuary Program.  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this document is to describe research, monitoring, and evaluation (RME) for the Federal Columbia River Estuary Program, hereafter called 'the Estuary Program'. The intent of this RME effort is to provide data and information to evaluate progress toward meeting program goals and objectives and support decision making in the Estuary Program. The goal of the Estuary Program is to understand, conserve, and restore the estuary ecosystem to improve the performance of listed salmonid populations. The Estuary Program has five general objectives, designed to fulfill the program goal, as follows: (1) Understand the primary stressors affecting ecosystem controlling factors, such as ocean conditions and invasive species. (2) Conserve and restore factors controlling ecosystem structures and processes, such as hydrodynamics and water quality. (3) Increase the quantity and quality of ecosystem structures, i.e., habitats, juvenile salmonids use during migration through the estuary. (4) Maintain the food web to benefit salmonid performance. (5) Improve salmonid performance in terms of life history diversity, foraging success, growth, and survival. The goal of estuary RME is to provide pertinent and timely research and monitoring information to planners, implementers, and managers of the Estuary Program. The goal leads to three primary management questions pertaining to the main focus of the Estuary Program: estuary habitat conservation and restoration. (1) Are the estuary habitat actions achieving the expected biological and environmental performance targets? (2) Are the offsite habitat actions in the estuary improving juvenile salmonid performance and which actions are most effective at addressing the limiting factors preventing achievement of habitat, fish, or wildlife performance objectives? (3) What are the limiting factors or threats in the estuary/ocean preventing the achievement of desired habitat or fish performance objectives? Performance measures for the estuary are monitored indicators that reflect the status of habitat conditions and fish performance, e.g., habitat connectivity, survival, and life history diversity. Performance measures also pertain to implementation and compliance. Such measures are part of the monitoring, research, and action plans in this estuary RME document. Performance targets specific to the estuary were not included in the 2007 draft Biological Opinion.

Johnson, Gary E.; Diefenderfer, Heida L. (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

2008-02-20

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The Oncor Geodatabase for the Columbia Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program: Annual Report, 2012  

SciTech Connect

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) conducted this project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps). The purpose of the project is to develop a geospatial, web-accessible database (called “Oncor”) for action effectiveness and related data from monitoring and research efforts for the Columbia Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program (CEERP). The intent is for the Oncor database to enable synthesis and evaluation, the results of which can then be applied in subsequent CEERP decision-making. This is the first annual report in what is expected to be a 3- to 4-year project, which commenced on February 14, 2012.

Coleman, Andre M.; Johnson, Gary E.; Borde, Amy B.; Diefenderfer, Heida L.; Sather, Nichole K.; Seiple, Timothy E.; Serkowski, John A.

2013-11-10

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Estuary Live!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Classrooms and individuals can log on to participate in a real-time field trip to a National Estuary Research Reserve. Ask questions, view live video and still images, and learn about estuaries from experts. Topics range from geology to water quality, estuary plants and animals, and cultural heritage. Includes: references and lesson plans, classroom activities and teachers' guides. Archives of previous years are available, featuring sessions from East, West and Gulf Coast estuaries.

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BARATARIA-TERREBONNE NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

Louisiana's Barataria and Terrebonne basins were nominated for participation in the NEP on October 16 1989. In his nomination letter the Governor of Louisiana stated, 'Louisiana faces a pivotal battle in the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuarine Complex if we are to do out part in winni...

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ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM: CURRENT STATUS OF VIRGINIAN PROVINCE (U.S.) ESTUARIES  

EPA Science Inventory

Monitoring of indicators of the ecological condition of bays, tidal rivers, and estuaries within the Virginian Biogeographic Province (Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Cape Henry, Virginia) was conducted annually by the U.S. EPA's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) ...

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LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER ESTUARY PROGRAM COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN  

EPA Science Inventory

An estuary is the area where the fresh water of a river meets the salt water of an ocean. In the Columbia River system, this occurs in the lower 46 river miles. In an estuary, the river has a direct, natural connection with the open sea. This transition from fresh to salt water c...

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A Climate Ready Estuaries Vulnerability Assessment  

EPA Science Inventory

The purpose of the the Climate Ready Estuaries program is to build capacity in the National Estuary Programs (NEPs) for local leadership and expertise to adapt to the effects of climate change through a joint effort with the NEPs and EPA. Background The Climate Ready...

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NATIONAL ATMOSPHERIC DEPOSITION PROGRAM (NADP), 4 NC SITES  

EPA Science Inventory

National Atmospheric Depostion Program (NADP) data for 4 sites in North Carolina - those within or in close proximity to the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary watershed. No Virginia sites are within this watershed. See included text files for file contents. Separate directories for each ...

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NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMITS FOR NORTH CAROLINA PORTION OF ALBEMARLE-PAMLICO ESTUARY  

EPA Science Inventory

Excel spreadsheet of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits as of 4/2000 for the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary watershed. Permitted flow is in millions of gallons per day. Discharge codes are: 1 Domestic - Municipal 2 Domestic - Industrial/Commercial...

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National School Lunch Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in over 101,000 public and non-profit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to more than 30.5 million children each school day in 2008. In 1998, Congress expanded the National School Lunch…

US Department of Agriculture, 2009

2009-01-01

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SAN JUAN BAY ESTUARY PROGRAM COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN IMPLEMENTATION TRACKING REPORT, 2004  

EPA Science Inventory

Four years after the approval of its Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP), the San Juan Bay Estuary Program (SJBEP) is working towards the implementation stage of its 49 actions. During the last three years the program has focused its efforts in developing a coll...

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Ecological Condition of the Estuaries of Oregon and Washington: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The overall quality of estuaries in Oregon and Washington is described in this report using data collected as part of the Western Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP). In EPA Region 10, Western EMAP is a cooperative effort between the En...

G. Hayslip, H. Lee, L. Edmond, V. Partridge, W. Nelson

2006-01-01

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National Geospatial Program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The National Geospatial Program (NGP; http://www.usgs.gov/ngpo/) satisfies the needs of customers by providing geospatial products and services that customers incorporate into their decisionmaking and operational activities. These products and services provide geospatial data that are organized and maintained in cost-effective ways and developed by working with partners and organizations whose activities align with those of the program. To accomplish its mission, the NGP-organizes, maintains, publishes, and disseminates the geospatial baseline of the Nation's topography, natural landscape, and manmade environment through The National Map-fosters a general understanding of broad geographic patterns, trends, and conditions through The National Atlas of the United States of America-increases the efficiency of the Nation's geospatial community by improving communications about geospatial data, products, services, projects, needs, standards, and best practices.The NGP comprises seven major components (described below), that are managed as a unified set. For example, The National Map establishes data standards and identifies geographic areas where specific types of geospatial data need to be incorporated into The National Map. Partnership Network Liaisons work with Federal, State, local, and tribal partners to help acquire the data. Geospatial technical operations ensure the quality control, integration, and availability to the public of the data acquired. The Emergency Operations Office provides th requirements to The National Map and, during emergencies and natural disasters, provides rapid dissemination of information and data targeted to the needs of emergency responders. The National Atlas uses data from The National Map and other sources to make small-scale maps and multimedia articles about the maps.

Carswell, William J. Jr.

2011-01-01

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Canadian National Geomagnetism Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Canadian National Geomagnetism Program provides excellent resources for keeping track of the Earth's ever-changing magnetic field throughout Canada. The information here covers "time-scales ranging from seconds to decades." Data include short- and long-term magnetic activity forecasts, and plots of one-minute variations of the geomagnetic field. Also, an in-depth geomagnetic hazards section discusses effects of magnetic storms on power systems, pipelines, and communication cables.

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National transuranic program plan  

SciTech Connect

As a result of various program initiatives, the U.S. generated and will continue to generate waste contaminated with radioactive materials. Because of increased awareness of the risks and special requirements to safely manage long-lived alpha-emitting radionuclides, a new category of radioactive waste, transuranic (TRU) waste, was adopted in 1970. Heads of Field Elements can determine that other alpha-contaminated wastes, peculiar to a specific site, must be managed as transuranic waste{close_quotes}. TRU waste is generated and stored at various DOE sites around the country. In December 1993, the National Transuranic Program Office (NTPO) was established as part of the Carlsbad Area Office (CAO) to integrate and coordinate the diverse organizational elements that contribute to the complex-wide management of TRU waste. Numerous sites with small TRU waste inventories are also part of the national TRU waste system. The majority of TRU waste is also contaminated with hazardous materials and is thus considered mixed waste. Mixed waste must be managed in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations that are applicable to the radioactive and/or hazardous component of the waste. Each generator site is responsible for the management of its respective waste. Sites must plan and implement programs to minimize, characterize, package, treat, store, ship, and dispose of all TRU waste; construct required waste management facilities and equipment; obtain permits; perform site-specific National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses; conduct environmental studies; perform laboratory analyses; and certify that waste meets appropriate disposal facility criteria. Due to the toxicity and long half-lives of TRU radionuclides, TRU waste must be disposed in a manner that offers greater confinement than shallow land burial.

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1994-10-11

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Nutrient budgets, marsh inundation under sea-level rise scenarios, and sediment chronologies for the Bass Harbor Marsh estuary at Acadia National Park  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Eutrophication in the Bass Harbor Marsh estuary on Mount Desert Island, Maine, is an ongoing problem manifested by recurring annual blooms of green macroalgae species, principally Enteromorpha prolifera and Enteromorpha flexuosa, blooms that appear in the spring and summer. These blooms are unsightly and impair the otherwise natural beauty of this estuarine ecosystem. The macroalgae also threaten the integrity of the estuary and its inherent functions. The U.S. Geological Survey and Acadia National Park have collaborated for several years to better understand the factors related to this eutrophication problem with support from the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service Water Quality Assessment and Monitoring Program. The current study involved the collection of hydrologic and water-quality data necessary to investigate the relative contribution of nutrients from oceanic and terrestrial sources during summer 2011 and summer 2012. This report provides data on nutrient budgets for this estuary, sedimentation chronologies for the estuary and fringing marsh, and estuary bathymetry. The report also includes data, based on aerial photographs, on historical changes from 1944 to 2010 in estuary surface area and data, based on surface-elevation details, on changes in marsh area that may accompany sea-level rise. The LOADEST regression model was used to calculate nutrient loads into and out of the estuary during summer 2011 and summer 2012. During these summers, tidal inputs of ammonium to the estuary were more than seven times greater than the combined inputs in watershed runoff and precipitation. In 2011 tidal inputs of nitrate were about four times greater than watershed plus precipitation inputs, and in 2012 tidal inputs were only slightly larger than watershed plus precipitation inputs. In 2011, tidal inputs of total organic nitrogen were larger than watershed input by a factor of 1.6. By contrast, in 2012 inputs of total organic nitrogen in watershed runoff were much larger than tidal inputs, by a factor of 3.6. During the 2011 and 2012 summers, tidal inputs of total dissolved phosphorus to the estuary were more than seven times greater than inputs in watershed runoff. It is evident that during the summer tidal inputs of inorganic nitrogen and total dissolved phosphorus to the estuary exceed inputs from watershed runoff and precipitation. Projected sea-level rise associated with ongoing climate warming will affect the area of land within the Bass Harbor Marsh estuary watershed that is inundated during conditions of mean higher high water and during mean lower low water and hence will affect the vegetation and marsh area. Given 100-centimeter sea-level rise, the inundated area would increase from 25.7 hectares at the current condition to 77.5 hectares at mean higher high water and from 21.6 hectares to 26.7 hectares at mean lower low water. Given 50-centimeter sea-level rise, flooding of the entire marsh surface, which currently occurs only under the highest spring tides, would occur on average every other day. Radioisotope analysis of sediment cores from the estuary indicates that the sediment accumulation rate increased markedly from 1930 to 1980 and was relatively constant (0.4 to 0.5 centimeter per year) from 1980 to 2009. Similarly, from 1980 to 2009 there was a consistently high mass accumulation rate of 0.09 to 0.11 grams per square centimeter per year. The sediment accretion rates determined for the five cores collected from the marsh surface (east and west sides of the estuary) in 2011 show generally higher rates of 0.20 to 0.29 centimeter per year for the period between 1980 to 2011 than for the period before 1980, when sediment accretion rates were 0.06 to 0.25 centimeter per year. The data in this report provide resource managers at Acadia National Park with a baseline that can be used to evaluate future conditions within the estuary. Climate change, sea-level rise, and land-use change within the estuary’s watershed may influence nutrient dynamics, sedimentation, and eutrophication, and these potential

Huntington, Thomas G.; Culbertson, Charles W.; Fuller, Christopher C.; Glibert, Patricia; Sturtevant, Luke

2014-01-01

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National Performance Audit Program (NPAP).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Performance Audit Program (NPAP) is one of the major components in the quality assurance of the Nation's air monitoring program. Over the last several years and especially in 1993, the NPAP has undergone a metamorphosis. The paper will explor...

E. T. Hunike J. B. Elkins

1993-01-01

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NATIONAL PERFORMANCE AUDIT PROGRAM (NPAP)  

EPA Science Inventory

The National Performance Audit Program (NPAP) is one of the ma)or components in the duality assurance of the Nation's air monitoring program. ver the last several years and especially in 1993, the NPAP has undergone a metamorphosis. his paper will explore some of the forces behin...

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Hydrologic Data Summary for the Northeast Creek/Fresh Meadow Estuary, Acadia National Park, Maine, 2000-2001  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Park Service, collected data in Northeast Creek estuary, Mt. Desert Island, Maine, to establish baseline water-quality conditions including estuarine nutrient concentrations. Five sampling sites in Northeast Creek were established and monitored continuously for temperature and specific conductance during May to November, 2000 and 2001. Stream stage, which was affected by ocean tidal dynamics, was recorded at the most downstream site and at one upstream site. Discrete water samples for nutrient concentrations were collected biweekly during May to November, 2000 and 2001, at the five sampling sites, and an additional site seaward of the estuary mouth. Results indicated that the salinity regime of Northeast Creek estuary is dynamic and highly regulated by strong seasonal variations in freshwater runoff, as well as limited seawater exchange caused by a constriction at the bridge, at the downstream end of the estuary. Oligohaline conditions (0.5-5 practical salinity units) occasionally extend to the estuary mouth. During other periods oligohaline and mesohaline (5-20 practical salinity units) conditions exist in some areas of the estuary; polyhaline/marine (20-35 practical salinity units) conditions occasionally exist near the mouth. A saltwater wedge in the bottom water, due to density stratification, was observed to migrate upstream as fresh surface-water inputs diminished during the onset of summer low-flow conditions. Although specific conductance ranged widely at most sites because of tidal influences, other water-quality constituents, including nutrient and chlorophyll-a concentrations, exhibited seasonal distribution patterns in which maximum levels generally occurred in early to mid-summer and again in the fall over both field seasons.

Caldwell, James M.; Culbertson, Charles W.

2007-01-01

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NATIONAL STATUS AND TRENDS PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

Since 1984, the National Status and Trends (NS&T) Program has monitored, on a national scale, spatial and temporal trends of chemical contamination and biological responses to that contamination. Temporal trends are being monitored through the Mussel Watch project that analyzes m...

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National Streamflow Information Program (NSIP)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This USGS web page provides information on the quantity and timing of the streamflow in the Nation's rivers is a vital asset that safeguards lives and property and helps to ensure adequate water resources for a healthy environment and economy. There are many links to other topics concerning National Streamflow Information Program (NSIP).

2008-09-24

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SARASOTA BAY NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW 2002  

EPA Science Inventory

The SBNEP accomplishments over the past two years are significant including completion of: Five major wetland restoration projects and six artificial reefs to create habitat; A series of research projects related to atmospheric nitrogen and storm water to refine pollutant loading...

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Empirical tools for simulating salinity in the estuaries in Everglades National Park, Florida  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Salinity in a shallow estuary is affected by upland freshwater inputs (surface runoff, stream/canal flows, groundwater), atmospheric processes (precipitation, evaporation), marine connectivity, and wind patterns. In Everglades National Park (ENP) in South Florida, the unique Everglades ecosystem exists as an interconnected system of fresh, brackish, and salt water marshes, mangroves, and open water. For this effort a coastal aquifer conceptual model of the Everglades hydrologic system was used with traditional correlation and regression hydrologic techniques to create a series of multiple linear regression (MLR) salinity models from observed hydrologic, marine, and weather data. The 37 ENP MLR salinity models cover most of the estuarine areas of ENP and produce daily salinity simulations that are capable of estimating 65-80% of the daily variability in salinity depending upon the model. The Root Mean Squared Error is typically about 2-4 salinity units, and there is little bias in the predictions. However, the absolute error of a model prediction in the nearshore embayments and the mangrove zone of Florida Bay may be relatively large for a particular daily simulation during the seasonal transitions. Comparisons show that the models group regionally by similar independent variables and salinity regimes. The MLR salinity models have approximately the same expected range of simulation accuracy and error as higher spatial resolution salinity models.

Marshall, F. E.; Smith, D. T.; Nickerson, D. M.

2011-12-01

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Welcome to Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource features three sections devoted to learning about estuaries: an online tutorial, an educational roadmap to resources, and formal lesson plans. The tutorial shows how estuaries are classified by their geology and water circulation patterns, the various ecosystem services estuaries perform, how organisms have adapted to the unique environmental conditions found in estuaries, the many disturbances that estuaries face from nature and human activities, and finally, the essential work that the National Estuarine Research Reserve System and its many partners conduct to monitor, preserve, and restore estuarine ecosystems throughout the United States. The roadmap to resources provides a set of links to specific data related to the information presented in the tutorial. Lesson plans on estuaries are also provided.

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National Resources Canada: National Earthquake Hazards Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From Natural Resources Canada comes the National Earthquake Hazards Program Web site. Those interested in earthquakes in general or specifically about physical science topics in Canada will appreciate the many informational offerings on the site. Readers can learn about historical earthquakes in Canada and how frequent they are, find out how earthquake hazards are evaluated, how to survive an earthquake, earthquake research in Canada, and much more. The Products and Publications link contains several interesting downloadable reports including monthly earthquake summaries, among others. All of these culminate in an interesting accumulation of seismic information and facts presented in a straightforward and easily read format.

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National Alzheimer's disease program.  

PubMed

The psycho-behavioral troubles of patients with an Alzheimer's Disease (AD) are such that it is very difficult to keep those patients within the normal family environment, and that it therefore proves necessary to have them placed in a specially adapted residence manned by a highly specialised medical and para-medical staff. Within the frame of such an approach, a new type of residence has been devised "Asclepios Gardens", a one-level ranch-type residence, including 44 individual apartments, each opening, on the one hand, on a little private garden opening itself on a large, strictly enclosed and protected, 5-acre park, and, on the other hand, on a collective living structure conceived for social activities under attentive medical care, to help the patients restore their social structures. In a such residences, besides the special training given to the staff (medical, para-medical), aimed at developing as much as possible the patients' autonomy and self-reliance in every aspect of everyday life, you find a psychometric computerized "activation" program, devised both on a collective basis with differentiated subprograms, for groups of patients that have been classified according to the degree of seriousness of their problem, and-whenever possible, with individual attention programs; the whole of this "activation" method has thus clearly a double target; first to develop what is left of the patients' autonomy, for instance by psychometric exercises, and moreover, to have them start new activities, which they had never practised before--this latter action with a view to developing their neuroplasticity resources. And finally, a new chemical therapy is proposed. This substance induced a significant improvement in 40% of cases and a slight improvement in 20%. These results were observed through a series of specific psychometric tests (Visuo Retention Test of Benton, Mnesic profile of Rey), a global scale (Mini Mental State), and a general evaluation of the patients' daily activities by the General Practitioner and by the family. These preliminary data very interesting yet must be confirmed in a larger Alzheimer population. PMID:2602411

Sotton, J; Boursaly, J; Rapin, J R; Xuong, N G; Starton, P; Rancurel, G; Bouillon, D; Leponcin, M

1989-01-01

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Soviet National Middle Atmosphere Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Soviet national MAP program comprises seven projects: lower thermosphere (structure and dynamics); high latitude energetic sources and their effect on the structure and dynamics of the upper atmosphere under conditions of the polar night; climate of the stratosphere and mesosphere (effects of various energetic sources on its formation); winter variability in the lower ionosphere; noctilucent clouds (climatology, dynamics, nature, and genesis); wave processes and structure and dynamics of the stratosphere and mesosphere; and dynamics of the ozone layer.

Danilov, A. D.

1982-01-01

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National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) is "the primary source of funds for the production of geologic maps in the United States." The NCGMP was created by the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992 and its work includes producing surficial and bedrock geologic map coverage for the entire country. The program has partnered with a range of educational institutions, and this site provides access to many of the fruits of this partnership, along with educational materials. The place to start here is the What's a Geologic Map? area. Here visitors can read a helpful article on this subject, authored by David R. Soller of the U.S. Geological Survey. Moving on, visitors can click on the National Geologic Map Database link. The database contains over 88,000 maps, along with a lexicon of geologic names, and material on the NCGMP's upcoming mapping initiatives. Those persons with an interest in the organization of the NCGMP should look at the Program Components area. Finally, the Products-Standards area contains basic information on the technical standards and expectations for the mapping work.

2012-06-13

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Lower Columbia River and Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program Reference Site Study: 2011 Restoration Analysis - FINAL REPORT  

SciTech Connect

The Reference Site (RS) study is part of the research, monitoring, and evaluation (RME) effort developed by the Action Agencies (Bonneville Power Administration [BPA], U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District [USACE], and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation) in response to Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) Biological Opinions (BiOp). While the RS study was initiated in 2007, data have been collected at relatively undisturbed reference wetland sites in the LCRE by PNNL and collaborators since 2005. These data on habitat structural metrics were previously summarized to provide baseline characterization of 51 wetlands throughout the estuarine and tidal freshwater portions of the 235-km LCRE; however, further analysis of these data has been limited. Therefore, in 2011, we conducted additional analyses of existing field data previously collected for the Columbia Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program (CEERP) - including data collected by PNNL and others - to help inform the multi-agency restoration planning and ecosystem management work underway in the LCRE.

Borde, Amy B.; Cullinan, Valerie I.; Diefenderfer, Heida L.; Thom, Ronald M.; Kaufmann, Ronald M.; Zimmerman, Shon A.; Sagar, Jina; Buenau, Kate E.; Corbett, C.

2012-05-31

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76 FR 70480 - Otay River Estuary Restoration Project, South San Diego Bay Unit of the San Diego Bay National...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1261-0000-81680-W5] Otay River Estuary Restoration Project, South San Diego Bay Unit of...for the proposed Otay River Estuary Restoration Project. The proposed project involves the restoration of 66.4 acres of estuarine...

2011-11-14

51

National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The National Atmospheric Deposition Program/National Trends Network (NADP/NTN) is an excellent resource for precipitation data. Network collaborators include the State Agricultural Experiment Stations, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of Agriculture, along with many other government agencies, universities and private organizations. "The purpose of the network is to collect data on the chemistry of precipitation for monitoring of geographical and temporal long-term trends." At this site, users may search out weekly and daily precipitation chemistry data, isopleth maps, mercury deposition data, annual and seasonal deposition totals, and much more. Users should note, there is a five to six month time lag between data collection dates and data availability on the Website.

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The Oncor Geodatabase for the Columbia Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program: Handbook of Data Reduction Procedures, Workbooks, and Exchange Templates  

SciTech Connect

This Handbook of Data Reduction Procedures, Workbooks, and Exchange Templates is designed to support the Oncor geodatabase for the Columbia Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program (CEERP). The following data categories are covered: water-surface elevation and temperature, sediment accretion rate, photo points, herbaceous wetland vegetation cover, tree plots and site summaries, fish catch and density, fish size, fish diet, fish prey, and Chinook salmon genetic stock identification. The handbook is intended for use by scientists collecting monitoring and research data for the CEERP. The ultimate goal of Oncor is to provide quality, easily accessible, geospatial data for synthesis and evaluation of the collective performance of CEERP ecosystem restoration actions at a program scale.

Sather, Nichole K.; Borde, Amy B.; Diefenderfer, Heida L.; Serkowski, John A.; Coleman, Andre M.; Johnson, Gary E.

2013-12-31

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Restore America's Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This non-profit organization promotes the restoration and protection of America's estuaries. Projects encompass scientific research, education and community-based action, including restoration by school youngsters, as well as policy initiatives at the national level. An introduction to estuaries contains concise definitions, value in ecology and economics, current threats, and elements of restoration. Also offers: links to educational resources; news and photo gallery; a CD-rom guide to estuarine restoration.

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National Immunization Program in Iran  

PubMed Central

The national immunization program of Iran has played an important role in achievements toward the control, elimination and eradication of some important infectious diseases. However, there are challenges regarding both diseases covered by the program and the type of vaccine or route of delivery, which are discussed in this Commentary. The current immunization program does not provide vaccines for rotavirus, Hemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), varicella, pneumococcal and influenza. There are also issues regarding use of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) instead of inactivated vaccine (IPV) and whole cell pertussis (wP) instead of acellular pertussis vaccine (aP). We have reviewed the evidence regarding these immunization issues; it seems that at least for rotavirus and Hib, there is sufficient evidence regarding the efficiency of vaccination in Iran. OPV is currently preferred because of the endemic situation of polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan (eastern neighbors) and considerations of efficiency. More data are needed for the analysis of policies on pneumococcal and influenza vaccines and aP vaccine.

Moradi-Lakeh, Maziar; Esteghamati, Abdoulreza

2013-01-01

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PECONIC ESTUARY EELGRASS HABITAT CRITERIA STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

PECONIC ESTUARY EELGRASS HABITAT CRITERIA STUDY The main objective of this study is to develop criteria for eelgrass habitat establishment and persistence within the Peconic Estuary utilizing various environmental analyses. The Program evaluated water and sediment quality data to...

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Volunteer Estuary Monitoring  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online method manual from EPA describes how to conduct estuary monitoring programs, with step-by-step guides for chemical, physical and biological sampling and data interpretation. Also describes how to plan and maintain a volunteer force, with tips on liability and financial issues, volunteer recruiting training and retention. Addresses quality assurance so that results have weight. Provides an overview of estuarine science, threats to estuaries and some solutions.

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BARNEGAT BAY ESTUARY PROGRAM DRAFT FINAL COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN  

EPA Science Inventory

The Barnegat Bay Estuary is a 75-square-mile environmentally sensitive estuarine system, consisting of aquatic vegetation, shellfish beds, finfish habitats, waterfowl nesting grounds, and spectacular vistas. Its 660-square-mile watershed is now home for approximately 500,000 peop...

58

Data-collection program for Pamlico River Estuary model calibration and validation  

USGS Publications Warehouse

An investigation is being conducted to collect and interpret continuous records relating to the flow characteristics of the Pamlico River Estuary, North Carolina, and to calibrate and validate a numerical model of estuarine hydrodynamics. The study reach is 50 kilometers long and ranges in width from 330 meters at the upstream boundary to 6.4 kilometers at the downstream end. Water levels are recorded at 6 locations along the estuary; daily water-level range is typically greater at the head of the estuary than at the mouth, most likely due to upstream narrowing of the channel. Water-quality data are recorded at 14 locations. These data indicate that saline waters with low dissolved oxygen concentrations move upstream along the bottom of the estuary. Point velocities were monitored for 3 weeks at 7 locations; vertical profiles of horizontal velocity were made at the boundaries of the study reach for about 32 hours. Local tributary inflows and wind speed and direction are also being determined.

Bales, Jerad, D.

1989-01-01

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Tidal wetlands of the Yaquina and Alsea River estuaries, Oregon: Geographic Information Systems layer development and recommendations for National Wetlands Inventory revisions  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) layers of current, and likely former, tidal wetlands in two Oregon estuaries were generated by enhancing the 2010 National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) data with expert local field knowledge, Light Detection and Ranging-derived elevations, and 2009 aerial orthophotographs. Data were generated for two purposes: First, to enhance the NWI by recommending revised Cowardin classifications for certain NWI wetlands within the study area; and second, to generate GIS data for the 1999 Yaquina and Alsea River Basins Estuarine Wetland Site Prioritization study. Two sets of GIS products were generated: (1) enhanced NWI shapefiles; and (2) shapefiles of prioritization sites. The enhanced NWI shapefiles contain recommended changes to the Cowardin classification (system, subsystem, class, and/or modifiers) for 286 NWI polygons in the Yaquina estuary (1,133 acres) and 83 NWI polygons in the Alsea estuary (322 acres). These enhanced NWI shapefiles also identify likely former tidal wetlands that are classified as upland in the current NWI (64 NWI polygons totaling 441 acres in the Yaquina estuary; 16 NWI polygons totaling 51 acres in the Alsea estuary). The former tidal wetlands were identified to assist strategic planning for tidal wetland restoration. Cowardin classifications for the former tidal wetlands were not provided, because their current hydrology is complex owing to dikes, tide gates, and drainage ditches. The scope of this project did not include the field evaluation that would be needed to determine whether the former tidal wetlands are currently wetlands, and if so, determine their correct Cowardin classification. The prioritization site shapefiles contain 49 prioritization sites totaling 2,177 acres in the Yaquina estuary, and 39 prioritization sites totaling 1,045 acres in the Alsea estuary. The prioritization sites include current and former (for example, diked) tidal wetlands, and provide landscape units appropriate for basin-scale wetland restoration and conservation action planning. Several new prioritization sites (not included in the 1999 prioritization) were identified in each estuary, consisting of NWI polygons formerly classified as nontidal wetland or upland. The GIS products of this project improve the accuracy and utility of the NWI data, and provide useful tools for estuarine resource management.

Brophy, Laura S.; with contributions from: Reusser, Deborah A.; Janousek, Christopher N.

2013-01-01

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Elliott Bay Action Program: Storm drain monitoring approach. Puget Sound Estuary Program. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Stormwater runoff in storm drains is difficult to monitor because of its intermittent and highly variable nature. An alternative to discharge sampling, for screening for contamination, is in-line sediment sampling from low energy sections (manholes and shallow-sloped lines) of the drainage system. The Puget Sound Urban Bay Action Program for Elliott Bay has developed a four-phased monitoring approach for tracing contaminants and identifying sources of toxic contaminants in storm drain systems: compilation of available information to define the storm drain system, drainage basin characteristics and conditions in the receiving environment; collection of in-line sediment samples near the mouths of storm drains to identify contaminated drainage systems; selection of problem drains for further intensive inspection and conducting sampling activities to trace contaminants and identify the ultimate sources of contamination; confirmation of contaminant contributions from individual sources and identification of sources by collecting water samples from side drain connections that discharge into the storm drain. The results from one phase determine the necessary actions in each successive phase.

Schmoyer, B.; Jacoby, J.; Virgin, J.

1988-06-01

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Linking Data Access to Geospatial Data Models to Applications at Local to National Scales: The Estuary Data Mapper  

EPA Science Inventory

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is developing e-Estuary, a decision-support system for Clean Water Act applications in coastal management. E-Estuary has three elements: an estuarine geo-referenced relational database, watershed GIS coverages, and tools to suppo...

62

Literacy Program. National Issues Forums Special Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the spring of 1988, 33 representatives from 20 institutions or organizations sponsoring National Issues Forum (NIF) literacy programs attended a national conference in Washington, D.C. Throughout the conference, representatives from the organizations sponsoring NIF literacy programs made statements on the importance of NIF as a tool for…

National Issues Forums, Dayton, OH.

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76 FR 78814 - National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program; Operating Procedures  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...0693-AB61 National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program; Operating Procedures...the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). Regulations...concerning the establishment of laboratory accreditation programs (LAPs)...

2011-12-20

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76 FR 17367 - National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program; Operating Procedures  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...0693-AB61 National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program; Operating Procedures...the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). NIST...how NVLAP establishes laboratory accreditation programs (LAPs)....

2011-03-29

65

Introduction: National geodetic satellite program, part 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Background for the National Geodetic Satellite Program (NGSP) is presented. An historical summary of the program and its technical structure is given. The technical structure of the program is described in enough detail that the reader can relate the work of the individual contributors to each other and to the NGSP.

Henriksen, S. W.

1977-01-01

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National Science Foundation programs in computer science  

Microsoft Academic Search

This panel will discuss the various programs of the National Science Foundation dealing with Computer Science Education and Research. These include programs on basic research in computer science, research in computer science education and various programs designed to increase the quality of science education, especially where computers can plan a significant role in the educational process.

Bruce H. Barnes; Andrew R. Molnar; Lawrence H. Oliver; Robert F. Watson

1976-01-01

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77 FR 6580 - National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) and National Geological and Geophysical...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Geological Survey National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) and National Geological...the purposes of the National Geological Mapping Act of 1992; the Federal, State, and...of the National Cooperative Geological Mapping Program and National Geological and...

2012-02-08

68

Participation in the National School Lunch Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Legislative changes to the National School Lunch Program in 1980 and 1981 tightened eligibility requirements for schools and students and reduced the federal reimbursement rates for free, reduced-price, and full-price school lunches. GAO analyzed particip...

1984-01-01

69

THE NATIONAL RURAL CLEAN WATER PROGRAM SYMPOSIUM  

EPA Science Inventory

The Rural Clean Water Program (RCWP) was initiated as an experimental effort to address agricultural nonpoint source pollution problems in rural watersheds across the country. his document contains the technical papers presented at the National RCWP Symposium. hese papers documen...

70

National Space Transportation Systems Program Mission Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The STS 41-C National Space Transportation Systems Program Mission Report contains a summary of the major activities and accomplishments of the eleventh Shuttle flight and fifth flight of the OV-099 vehicle, Challenger. Also summarized are the significant...

M. A. Collins A. D. Aldrich G. S. Lunney

1984-01-01

71

National Solar Heating and Cooling Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document is a compilation of status reports on the national solar heating and cooling programs of seventeen countries participating in the Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society's Solar Energy Pilot Study. These reports were presented in two s...

S. Blum J. Allen

1979-01-01

72

National geodetic satellite program, part 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Equipment and techniques were evaluated operationally, by the Department of Defense, during the National Geodetic Satellite Program (NGSP). The theory, instrumentation, and data reduction methods used are described. Results obtained during the NGSP are given.

Anderle, R.; Brown, D. C.; Cyran, E.; Eckhardt, D. H.; Dudley, G.; Googe, W. D.; Hadgigeorge, G.; Huber, D.; Iliff, R. L.; Mason, N.

1977-01-01

73

Metamaterials program at Sandia National Laboratories.  

SciTech Connect

Sandia National Laboratories Metamaterial Science and Technology Program has developed novel HPC-based design tools, wafer scale 3D fabrication processes, and characterization tools to enable thermal IR optical metamaterial application studies.

McCormick, Frederick Bossert

2010-10-01

74

NOPP (National Oceanographic Partnership Program)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Collaboration of fifteen federal agencies to provide leadership and coordination of national oceanographic research and education initiatives. Goals include: an Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS); promotion of lifelong ocean education; modernize of ocean infrastructure and enhance of technology development; and foster interagency partnerships. Site has funding announcements and requests for proposals and lists previously funded projects.

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Frederick National Lab: Visiting Scholars Program (VSP)  

Cancer.gov

The Visiting Scholars Program (VSP) is a unique opportunity for scientists to access the intellectual capital and state-of-the-art facilities of the only federal national laboratory in the United States devoted exclusively to biomedical research, the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.

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National Quality Standards for Volunteer Literacy Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document lists the national quality standards for volunteer literacy programs that were developed by Laubach Literacy Action in a 2-year project that began in 1994 and involved the following activities: extensive review of existing literacy quality standards and guidelines; analysis of previous national efforts to identify the elements…

Laubach Literacy International, Syracuse, NY.

77

National Security Education Program: Background and Issues.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Security Education Program (NSEP), authorized by the David L. Boren National Security Education Act of 1991 (NSEA, Title VIII of P.L. 102-183), provides aid for international education and foreign language studies by American undergraduate an...

J. J. Kuenzi W. C. Riddle

2005-01-01

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NATIONAL WATER-QUALITY ASSESSMENT (NAWQA) PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

The National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program is designed to describe the status and trends in the quality of the Nations ground- and surface-water resources and to provide a sound understanding of the natural and human factors that affect the quality of these resources. ...

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Assessment of the National Space Weather Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The assistance of the research community is being sought for an assessment that is currently in progress of the National Space Weather Program (NSWP). The totality of the NSWP is not as widely recognized as it deserves to be. My experience has been that most researchers have only a fragmentary appreciation of the NSWP. Some researchers see the program through

Louis Lanzerotti

2005-01-01

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Carbon cycling in a mangrove-dominated estuary of Everglades National Park, Florida, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Carbon source-sink dynamics across a land surface-aquatic continuum are difficult to quantify. Here, we use a combination of water column SF6 deliberate tracer releases, pCO2 mapping, discrete measurements of pH, TAlk, DIC, and DOC, and autonomous measurements of CDOM, pCO2, and pH to determine air-water CO2 exchange and the sources and sinks of DIC and DOC to investigate the carbon balance of Shark River, which originates in the freshwater marshes of Everglades National Park. Shark River is tidal in its lower reaches and passes through the largest continuous mangrove forest in North America before discharging to the Gulf of Mexico. Our measurements provide a means to determine the fate of mangrove-derived carbon in Shark River, and serve as a model for applying similar methods in other aquatic systems.

Ho, David; Engel, Victor; Ferrón, Sara; Friederich, Gernot; Barr, Jordan; Wanninkhof, Rik

2014-05-01

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A PROBABILISTIC ASSESSMENT OF BENTHIC CONDITION OF WEST COAST ESTUARIES: RESULTS FROM THE NATIONAL COASTAL ASSESSMENT 1999-2000  

EPA Science Inventory

As part of the National Coastal Assessment, the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program of EPA is conducting a six year evaluation of benthic habitat condition for coastal waters of the western U.S. In 1999, probabilistic sampling for a range of biotic and abiotic conditi...

82

The 2000 National Doctoral Program Survey  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The 2000 National Doctoral Program Survey has recently been released from The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS), which "is dedicated to improving the quality of graduate and professional student life and education by actively promoting the interests and welfare of graduate and professional degree-seeking students." The survey represents 32,000 graduate students and recent PhDs from 1,300 different programs in the US. The site allows users to rank programs based on student assessment, look at individual program reports, and view overall results for each discipline. The nine topics covered in the survey, which range from teaching and TA preparation to overall satisfaction, are reported by letter grade based on responses and can be viewed by individual topic and individual questions within each topic. Although some programs may only have one or two responses and the NAGPS admits that "The National Doctoral Program Survey is an observational study, not a controlled experiment," the site can be beneficial for prospective students, university administrators, and faculty who hope to gain some insight into a particular university's program.

Brown, Malaina L.; Davis, Geoff.; Fagen, Adam P.; Niebur, Susan M.; Wells, Kimberly S.

2001-01-01

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A national water-use information program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey has compiled estimates of water use every five years since 1950. These estimates have been derived from many sources, and have a wide range of accuracy. Therefore, they fall short of providing a national data base that is both current and reliable. In 1977, the Congress of the United States recognized the need for uniform information on water use and directed the U.S. Geological Survey to establish a National Water-Use Information Program to complement the Survey's data on the availability and quality of the Nation's water resources. The National Water-Use Information Program was designed as a cooperative program between the States and the Federal Government. The goals of the program are: to collect and compile water-use data; to develop and refine computerized water-use data systems at both the State and national levels; to devise new methods and techniques to improve the collection and analysis of water-use information; and to disseminate this information to those involved in establishing water-resources policy and to those managing the resources. The program that started in 1978 in 20 States now includes participation by 47 States. Water-Use information is being compiled for 12 categories of use. Each State will have a automated data system that contains site-specific information about the water use in each category. The National Water-Use Data System will contain information for the 12 categories of use summarized by counties and river basins within each State. The national system will aid in defining how much fresh and saline surface water and ground water is withdrawn and for what purpose, how much water is consumed during use, and how much water is returned to a water body (stream, lake, or aquifer) after use.

Mann, William B.; Moore, John E.; Chase, Edith B.

1982-01-01

84

The National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) is a state\\/Federal partnership that was created to reduce the impacts of tsunamis to U.S. Coastal areas. It is a coordinated effort between the states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington and four Federal agencies: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Geological Survey

E. N. Bernard

2004-01-01

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Adapting an ambient monitoring program to the challenge of managing emerging pollutants in the San Francisco Estuary.  

PubMed

While over seven million organic and inorganic compounds that have been indexed by the American Chemical Society's Chemical Abstracts Service in their CAS Registry are commercially available, most pollution monitoring programs focus only on those chemical stressors for which regulatory benchmarks exist, and have been traditionally considered responsible for the most significant human and environmental health risks. Until the late 1990s, the San Francisco Estuary Regional Monitoring Program was no exception in that regard. After a thorough external review, the monitoring program responded to the need for developing a pro-active surveillance approach for emerging pollutants in recognition of the fact that the potential for the growing list of widely used chemical compounds to alter the integrity of water is high. We describe (1) the scientific and analytical bases underlying a new surveillance monitoring approach; (2) summarize approaches used and results obtained from a forensic retrospective; (3) present the growing data set on emerging pollutants from surveillance monitoring and related efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area to characterize newly targeted compounds in wastewater streams, sediment, storm water runoff, and biota; and (4) suggest next steps in monitoring program development and applied research that could move beyond traditional approaches of pollutant characterization. Based on the forensic analysis of archived chromatograms and chemical and toxicological properties of candidate compounds, we quantified a variety of synthetic organic compounds which had previously not been targeted for analysis. Flame retardant compounds, pesticides and insecticide synergists, insect repellents, pharmaceuticals, personal care product ingredients, plasticizers, non-ionic surfactants, and other manufacturing ingredients were detected in water, sediment, and/or biological tissue samples. Several of these compounds, especially polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants, exhibited concentrations of environmental concern. We also describe environmental management challenges associated with emerging pollutants and how pro-active surveillance monitoring might assist in implementing a more holistic approach to pollution prevention and control before emerging pollutants become a burden on future generations. PMID:17336284

Hoenicke, Rainer; Oros, Daniel R; Oram, John J; Taberski, Karen M

2007-09-01

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75 FR 69622 - Request for Comments on the Draft Revision of the Estuary Habitat Restoration Strategy Prepared...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Draft Revision of the Estuary Habitat Restoration Strategy Prepared by the Estuary Habitat Restoration Council AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries...behalf of the interagency Estuary Habitat Restoration Council, is soliciting comments on...

2010-11-15

87

National Aero-Space Plane (NASP) program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A program to develop the technology for reusable airbreathing hypersonic/transatmospheric vehicles is addressed. Information on the following topics is presented in viewgraph form: (1) the National Aerospace Plane (NASP) program schedule; (2) the NASP program organization; (3) competitive strategy; (4) propulsion options; (5) wind tunnel data available for NASP; (6) ground track of envelope expansion; and (7) altitude vs. Mach number. A NASP/Space Shuttle comparison, NASP configuration matrix, and the propulsion concept of a high speed scramjet are also briefly addressed.

Tank, Ming H.

1991-01-01

88

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is to support the vitality of the human resource base of science, mathematics, and engineering in the United States and to reinforce its diversity. Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) manages the GRFP application and review processes under contract to NSF.

Jeffrey Johnson

2002-01-01

89

National Shipbuilding Research Program, Welding Fume Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In anticipation of the lowering of OSHA permissible exposure limits (PEL) for several compounds found in welding fume in the near future, Panel SP- 7 of the National Shipbuilding Research Program contracted with DynCorp to identify and evaluate the econom...

1999-01-01

90

National Diffusion Network: Project Enrichment Exemplary Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The United States Department of Education recognizes and supports exemplary programs through the National Diffusion Network (NDN). Established in 1974, NDN is based on the belief that there are few problems encountered by schools that have not been solved successfully in some other location. The primary function of NDN is to disseminate…

Callard-Szugit, Rosemary

91

National Space Transportation Systems Program Mission Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 515-41B National Space Transportation Systems Program Mission Report contains a summary of the major activities and accomplishments of the sixth operational Shuttle flight and fourth flight of the OV-099 vehicle, Challenger. Since this flight was the ...

M. A. Collins A. D. Aldrich G. S. Lunney

1984-01-01

92

24 CFR 570.605 - National Flood Insurance Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false National Flood Insurance Program. 570.605 Section 570.605 Housing...Other Program Requirements § 570.605 National Flood Insurance Program. Notwithstanding the date of...

2009-04-01

93

24 CFR 570.605 - National Flood Insurance Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false National Flood Insurance Program. 570.605 Section 570.605 Housing...Other Program Requirements § 570.605 National Flood Insurance Program. Notwithstanding the date of...

2010-04-01

94

Assessment of the National Space Weather Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The assistance of the research community is being sought for an assessment that is currently in progress of the National Space Weather Program (NSWP). The totality of the NSWP is not as widely recognized as it deserves to be. My experience has been that most researchers have only a fragmentary appreciation of the NSWP. Some researchers see the program through the prism of the annual solicitations that are conducted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for targeted "space weather" research. Others see some portions of the program reflected in the data sets collected and displayed on the Web site of the NOAA Space Environment Center, as well as by the Center's warnings on solar activity and its current sponsorship of Space Weather Week. Yet others have participated in various NASA Living With a Star studies and mission definitions. The importance of the program for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the protection of national security assets has largely eluded many, except possibly for those that have been involved in one of the DoD-sponsored Multi-University Research Initiatives (MURIs). The genesis of the technical magazine that you are reading is the NSWP.

Lanzerotti, Louis

2005-11-01

95

77 FR 38318 - National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) and National Geological and Geophysical...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Geological Survey National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) and National Geological...planning and implementation of the geologic mapping and data preservation programs. The Committee...the purposes of the National Geological Mapping Act of 1992; the Federal, State,...

2012-06-27

96

76 FR 19783 - National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) and National Geological and Geophysical...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Geological Survey National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) and National Geological...planning and implementation of the geologic mapping and data preservation programs. The Committee...the purposes of the National Geological Mapping Act of 1992; the Federal, State,...

2011-04-08

97

National Program for e-Learning in Taiwan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Taiwan government has initiated a five-year program since 2002: the National Science and Technology Program for e-Learning. The national program started from 2003 and was completed at the end of year 2007, involving thirteen government agencies. This paper describes the results that the national program has accomplished at its first phase, 2003 to…

Chang, Maiga; Wang, Chin-Yeh; Chen, Gwo-Dong

2009-01-01

98

National geodetic satellite program, part 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The National Geodetic Satellite Program (NGSP) was evaluated to see if the program objectives were actually met. An inspection of the results shows that the general objectives were met. It is concluded that the specific results of the NGSP were too generally stated to allow one to tell whether they were met or were unobtainable. Analysis of methods and results shows that the standard deviations assigned to the results are indications of precision, not accuracy, and cannot be used to rank the various sets of coordinates in order of accuracy.

Henriksen, S. W.

1977-01-01

99

National Water-Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This United States Geological Survey (USGS) program addresses water quality in the US. The goal is to develop long-term consistent and comparable information on streams, ground water, and aquatic ecosystems to support sound management and policy decisions. The program assesses over 50 river basins and aquifer systems, and helps to inform decision makers about the state of US water resources. Issues addressed include how and why water quality varies across the nation, trace elements, pesticides, nutrients, volatile organic chemicals (VOC's), water protection and management, and human health. This site links the user to articles, maps, data sets, and other sources of information. A glossary defines over 150 water related terms.

100

National geodetic satellite program, part 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The contribution of the Goddard Space Flight Center to the National Geodetic Satellite Program is reported. All of the major types of tracking systems, including those employing optical, electronic, range-and-range-rate, and laser technologies, which were developed and operated by Goddard, are described. The MINITRACK data were used to derive geodetic results. The methods used for the analysis of these data are presented.

Berbert, J. H.; Brownd, J.; Felsentreger, T. L.; Harris, D.; Johnson, T. S.; Khan, M. A.; Lerch, F. J.; Marsh, J.; Murphy, J.; Putney, B.

1977-01-01

101

Classification of Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This text states that although all estuaries are similar in that they are semi-enclosed bodies of brackish water, they are categorized with regard to geological characteristics, and further distinguished on the basis of stratification and circulation patterns. According to their geological characteristics, estuaries are classified as: drowned river valleys or coastal-plain estuaries, bar-built estuaries or lagoons, fjord-type estuaries, and tectonically caused estuaries. Each type is explained in detail and examples are given for each.

102

Classification of Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This text states that although all estuaries are similar in that they are semi-enclosed bodies of brackish water, they are categorized with regard to geological characteristics, and further distinguished on the basis of stratification and circulation patterns. According to their geological characteristics, estuaries are classified as: drowned river valleys or coastal-plain estuaries, bar-built estuaries or lagoons, fjord-type estuaries, and tectonically caused estuaries. Each type is explained in detail and examples are given for each.

Oberrecht, Kenn

2007-01-30

103

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Paleoclimatology Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Paleo data come from natural sources such as tree rings, ice cores, corals, and ocean and lake sediments - and extend the archive of weather and climate back hundreds to millions of years. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Paleoclimatology Program helps the world share scientific data and information related to climate, providing scientists with data and information they need to understand natural climate variability and predictability, and future climate change. The National Climatic Data Center's Paleoclimatology Branch is the world's largest archive of climate and paleoclimate data and operates the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, partnering with national and international science initiatives around the world to expand the use of paleoclimatic data. Their mission is to provide the paleoclimate data and information needed to understand and model inter-annual to centennial-scale environmental variability.

104

Distribution and abundance of fishes and invertebrates in Gulf of Mexico estuaries. Volume 1. Data summaries. Final report, 1985-1991  

SciTech Connect

The report presents information on the spatial and temporal distribution, and relative abundance of 44 fish and invertebrate species in 31 estuaries along the Gulf of Mexico coast of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Its purpose is to disseminate data developed in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Estuarine Living Marine Resources (ELMR) Program. The presence, distribution, and relative abundance of each species and the time period it uses each estuary are the primary data compiled. The report combines information presented in earlier reports for nine estuaries in Texas, 13 estuaries in Florida and Alabama, and nine estuaries in Louisiana and Mississippi. However, several species have been added, and the graphic depiction of relative abundance has been improved.

Nelson, D.M.; Monaco, M.E.; Williams, C.D.; Czapla, T.E.; Pattillo, M.E.

1992-09-01

105

Ecosystem Services Research Program (ESRP) Albemarle-Pamlico Watershed and Estuary Study (APWES) Research Plan  

EPA Science Inventory

The APWES is a place-based study for the U.S. EPA Ecosystem Services Research Program conducted through the collaboration across the EPA Office of Research and Development. The mission of the APWES is to develop ecosystem services science to inform watershed and coastal manageme...

106

Quality Assurance Report National Atmospheric Deposition Program, 1998.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) has been in operation since 1978. Since the beginning of the Network, quality assurance has been of paramount importance. The Quality Assurance Report, National Atmospheric Deposition Program, 1998, descr...

J. Rothert

2000-01-01

107

24 CFR 570.605 - National Flood Insurance Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-04-01 false National Flood Insurance Program. 570.605 Section...Requirements § 570.605 National Flood Insurance Program. Notwithstanding...part 91), section 202(a) of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of...

2013-04-01

108

THE USE OF EXISTING MONITORING PROGRAM SITES IN A PROBABILITY SURVEY DESIGN - EVALUATION CRITERIA AND EXAMPLES OF NORTHEASTERN US ESTUARIES  

EPA Science Inventory

U.S. EPA's National Coastal Assessment is a five-year effort led by EPA's Office of Research and Development to evaluate the assessment methods it has developed to advance the science of ecosystem condition monitoring. The program is being conducted through strategic partnership...

109

National Ice Center Visiting Scientist Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objectives of the work done by Dr. Kim Partington were to manage NASA's polar research program, including its strategic direction, research funding and interagency and international collaborations. The objectives of the UCAR Visiting Scientist Program at the National Ice Center (NIC) are to: (1) Manage a visiting scientist program for the NIC Science Center in support of the mission of the NIC; (2) Provide a pool of researchers who will share expertise with the NIC and the science community; (3) Facilitate communications between the research and operational communities for the purpose of identifying work ready for validation and transition to an operational environment; and (4) Act as a focus for interagency cooperation. The NIC mission is to provide worldwide operational sea ice analyses and forecasts for the armed forces of the US and allied nations, the Departments of Commerce and Transportation, and other US Government and international agencies, and the civil sector. The NIC produces these analyses and forecasts of Arctic, Antarctic, Great Lakes, and Chesapeake Bay ice conditions to support customers with global, regional, and tactical scale interests. The NIC regularly deploys Naval Ice Center NAVICECEN Ice Reconnaissance personnel to the Arctic and Antarctica in order to perform aerial ice observation and analysis in support of NIC customers. NIC ice data are a key part of the US contribution to international global climate and ocean observing systems.

Austin, Meg

2001-01-01

110

NVLAP (National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program) Assessment and Evaluation Manual.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), established in 1976, is administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) formerly the National Bureau of Standards (NBS). NVLAP is a voluntary system for assessing a...

R. L. Gladhill

1989-01-01

111

A model for a national low level waste program  

Microsoft Academic Search

A national program for the management of low level waste is essential to the success of environmental clean-up, decontamination and decommissioning, current operations and future missions. The value of a national program is recognized through procedural consistency and a shared set of resources. A national program requires a clear waste definition and an understanding of waste characteristics matched against available

Blankenhorn; James A

2009-01-01

112

National Advanced Drilling and Excavation Technologies Program  

SciTech Connect

The second meeting of Federal agency representatives interested in the National Advanced Drilling and Excavation Technologies (NADET) Program took place on June 15, 1993. The Geothermal Division of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted the meeting at the Washington, D.C., offices of DOE. Representatives from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Bureau of Mines, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and various offices within the Department of Energy attended. For a complete list of attendees see Attachment A. The purpose of the meeting was: (1) to cover the status of efforts to gain formal approval for NADET, (2) to brief participants on events since the last meeting, especially two recent workshops that explored research needs in drilling and excavation, (3) to review some recent technological advances, and (4) to solicit statements of the importance of improving drilling and excavation technologies to the missions of the various agencies. The meeting agenda is included as Attachment B.

None

1993-06-15

113

National Strong-Motion Program Data Sets  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The US Geological Survey National Strong-Motion Program (NSMP) Data Sets Web site contains three informative and helpful digital data compilations. These include the Digitized Strong-Motion Accelerograms of North and Central American Earthquakes 1933-1986, which is a collection of 1,477 three-component station recordings from nearly 500 earthquakes. The second is the National Strong-Motion Network (NSMN) Accelerograms data set that has time series data recorded by NSMN stations for selected earthquakes since 1989. Lastly, there is the General Earthquake Observation System (GEOS) Accelerograms, which has recordings collected by the NSMP GEOS project for aftershock studies, long-term deployments, and short-term experiments. Each can easily be accessed via the main site and contain updated information from as recently as an April 22, 2003 California event.

114

National Ice Center Visiting Scientist Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The long-term goal of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Visiting Scientist Program at the National Ice Center (NIC) is to recruit the highest quality visiting scientists in the ice research community for the broad purpose of strengthening the relationship between the operational and research communities in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences. The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research supports the scientific community by creating, conducting, and coordinating projects that strengthen education and research in the atmospheric, oceanic and earth sciences. UCAR accomplishes this mission by building partnerships that are national or global in scope. The goal of UCAR is to enable researchers and educators to take on issues and activities that require the combined and collaborative capabilities of a broadly engaged scientific community.

Austin, Meg

2002-01-01

115

National Space Transportation Systems Program mission report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The STS 41-C National Space Transportation Systems Program Mission Report contains a summary of the major activities and accomplishments of the eleventh Shuttle flight and fifth flight of the OV-099 vehicle, Challenger. Also summarized are the significant problems that occurred during STS 41-C, and a problem tracking list that is a complete list of all problems that occurred during the flight. The major objectives of flight STS 41-C were to successfully deploy the LDEF (long duration exposure facility) and retrieve, repair and redeploy the SMM (Solar Maximum Mission) spacecraft, and perform functions of IMAX and Cinema 360 cameras.

Collins, M. A., Jr.; Aldrich, A. D.; Lunney, G. S.

1984-01-01

116

National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Education Programs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) believes that "educating students, teachers, and consumers is the other key to finding new renewable ways to power our homes, businesses, and cars." This site is full of important educational resources such as classroom activities, online quizzes, and fact sheets that deal with renewable energy technology and applied sciences. In the Educational Resources area, visitors can make their way through several dozen lesson plans, including "History of Solar Cells," "Teacher's Guide to Wind Energy," and "School Energy Audit." Moving on, the DOE Undergraduate Internships & Graduate Fellowships area gives interested parties access to application forms for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program and the Graduate Fellowship Program. The site is rounded out by information on the annual Junior Solar Sprint & Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Competition.

2012-07-20

117

Nevada National Security Site Radiation Protection Program  

SciTech Connect

Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 835, “Occupational Radiation Protection,” establishes radiation protection standards, limits, and program requirements for protecting individuals from ionizing radiation resulting from the conduct of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) activities. 10 CFR 835.101(a) mandates that DOE activities be conducted in compliance with a documented Radiation Protection Program (RPP) as approved by DOE. This document promulgates the RPP for the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), related (on-site or off-site) U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Field Office (NNSA/NFO) operations, and environmental restoration off-site projects. This RPP section consists of general statements that are applicable to the NNSS as a whole. The RPP also includes a series of appendices which provide supporting detail for the associated NNSS Tennant Organizations (TOs). Appendix H, “Compliance Demonstration Table,” contains a cross-walk for the implementation of 10 CFR 835 requirements. This RPP does not contain any exemptions from the established 10 CFR 835 requirements. The RSPC and TOs are fully compliant with 10 CFR 835 and no additional funding is required in order to meet RPP commitments. No new programs or activities are needed to meet 10 CFR 835 requirements and there are no anticipated impacts to programs or activities that are not included in the RPP. There are no known constraints to implementing the RPP. No guides or technical standards are adopted in this RPP as a means to meet the requirements of 10 CFR 835.

none,

2013-04-30

118

EPA'S BENTHIC HABITAT DATA FOR YAQUINA ESTUARY  

EPA Science Inventory

Scientists at EPA's National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Western Ecology Division (WED) have been studying seafloor (benthic) habitats in Yaquina estuary for several years. Those studies were conducted as parts of several research projects, including: e...

119

NATIONAL CROP LOSS ASSESSMENT NETWORK: QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM (JOURNAL VERSION)  

EPA Science Inventory

A quality assurance program was incorporated into the National Crop Loss Assessment Network (NCLAN) program, designed to assess the economic impacts of gaseous air pollutants on major agricultural crops in the United States. The quality assurance program developed standardized re...

120

Sandia National Laboratories, California Waste Management Program Annual Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The annual program report provides detailed information about all aspects of the Sandia National Laboratories, California (SNL/CA) Waste Management Program. It functions as supporting documentation to the SNL/CA Environmental Management System Program Man...

M. E. Brynildson

2011-01-01

121

Sandia National Laboratories, California Chemical Management Program Annual Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The annual program report provides detailed information about all aspects of the Sandia National Laboratories, California (SNL/CA) Chemical Management Program. It functions as supporting documentation to the SNL/CA Environmental Management System Program ...

M. E. Brynildson

2012-01-01

122

Gifted Education and National Standards: A K-5 Program Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to conduct a program evaluation of a K-5 Gifted Education Program. Program evaluation addressed how well the gifted education program studied met the National Association of Gifted Children standards. In addition, this study included stakeholder perceptions of the current gifted education program K-5. This program

Harwell-Braun, Debra A.

2010-01-01

123

National Mapping Program. Fact Sheet: Black and White Photographs. NHAP (National High Altitude Photography Program).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Since 1980, the multiagency National High-Altitude Photography (NHAP) program has obtained both 1:80,000-scale black-and-white and 1:58,000-scale color-infrared photographs taken at an altitude of 40,000 feet. Photocoverage of the conterminous United Stat...

1989-01-01

124

National Organic Program Proposed Rule Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Every year proposed US federal agency rules are published in the Federal Register so that interested members of the public may read and comment on the proposed rule before it goes into effect. Recently, the Internet has begun to show the potential to change and help democratize this process. The Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) Proposed Rule on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF) (discussed in the November 28, 1997 Scout Report), was one example. The United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service's Organic Program Proposed Rule is another. Instead of searching through the cumbersome volumes of the FR, reading the rule, and then commenting on it, Internet users are now beginning to be able to go to the agency site, read the rule, broken up into its parts, and submit interactive comments on any of those parts. At the site other users can easily access those comments. In this way, the Internet can be used to help foster the democratic process--interested users can see this in action at these two sites. Note that the comment period on the National Organic Program Proposed Rule ends March 16, 1998, and that registration is necessary before commenting at the USDA site.

Service., United S.

1998-01-01

125

Sandia National Laboratories, California Chemical Management Program annual report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The annual program report provides detailed information about all aspects of the Sandia National Laboratories, California (SNL\\/CA) Chemical Management Program. It functions as supporting documentation to the SNL\\/CA Environmental Management System Program Manual. This program annual report describes the activities undertaken during the calender past year, and activities planned in future years to implement the Chemical Management Program, one of

Brynildson; Mark E

2012-01-01

126

Space robotics programs at Sandia National Laboratories  

SciTech Connect

Existing robotic rover and space satellite technologies at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), coupled with existing launch vehicles and converted military Multiple Independent Reentry Vehicle (MIRV) technologies, can be applied towards the realization of a robotic lunar rover mission in the near term. SNL's Advanced Vehicle Development Department has been designing, producing, and operating prototype rover systems at the Robotic Vehicle Range facility since 1984, and has extensive experience with teleoperated and semiautonomous mobile robotic systems. SNL's Space Systems Directorate has been designing, producing, and operating satellite systems and subsystems in earth orbit for national security missions since the early 1960's. The facilities and robotic vehicle fleet at SNL's Robotic Vehicle Range (SNL-RVR) have been used to support technology base development in applications ranging from DoD battlefield and security missions, to multi-agency nuclear emergency response team exercises and the development of a prototype robotic rover for planetary exploration. Recent activities at the SNL-RVR include the Robotic All Terrain Lunar Exploration Rover (RATLER) prototype development program, exploratory studies on a Near Term Lunar Return Mission scenario for small robotic rovers based on existing space hardware technology, and demonstrations of the utility of existing rover technologies for performing remote field geology tasks similar to those envisioned on a robotic lunar rover mission. Specific technologies demonstrated include low data rate teleoperation, multi-vehicle control, remote site and sample inspection, and standard bandwidth stereo vision. The paper describes Sandia National Laboratories' activities in the Space Robotics area, and highlights the laboratory's supporting technical capabilities.

Klarer, P.

1993-01-01

127

Space robotics programs at Sandia National Laboratories  

SciTech Connect

Existing robotic rover and space satellite technologies at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), coupled with existing launch vehicles and converted military Multiple Independent Reentry Vehicle (MIRV) technologies, can be applied towards the realization of a robotic lunar rover mission in the near term. SNL`s Advanced Vehicle Development Department has been designing, producing, and operating prototype rover systems at the Robotic Vehicle Range facility since 1984, and has extensive experience with teleoperated and semiautonomous mobile robotic systems. SNL`s Space Systems Directorate has been designing, producing, and operating satellite systems and subsystems in earth orbit for national security missions since the early 1960`s. The facilities and robotic vehicle fleet at SNL`s Robotic Vehicle Range (SNL-RVR) have been used to support technology base development in applications ranging from DoD battlefield and security missions, to multi-agency nuclear emergency response team exercises and the development of a prototype robotic rover for planetary exploration. Recent activities at the SNL-RVR include the Robotic All Terrain Lunar Exploration Rover (RATLER) prototype development program, exploratory studies on a Near Term Lunar Return Mission scenario for small robotic rovers based on existing space hardware technology, and demonstrations of the utility of existing rover technologies for performing remote field geology tasks similar to those envisioned on a robotic lunar rover mission. Specific technologies demonstrated include low data rate teleoperation, multi-vehicle control, remote site and sample inspection, and standard bandwidth stereo vision. The paper describes Sandia National Laboratories` activities in the Space Robotics area, and highlights the laboratory`s supporting technical capabilities.

Klarer, P.

1993-01-01

128

78 FR 46332 - Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; National Estuary Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...three years to every five years. Note that these numbers will be updated in the final FR Notice. Dated: July 22, 2013. Paul Cough, Director, Oceans and Coastal Protection Division. [FR Doc. 2013-18159 Filed 7-30-13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE...

2013-07-31

129

BARATARIA-TERREBONNE NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW REPORT, 2001-2003  

EPA Science Inventory

From January 2001 through December 2003, BTNEP made significant progress on implementation of its Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan (CCMP). Notable accomplishments during this period occurred in the areas of coordinated planning and implementation, ecological management,...

130

The French National Mesothelioma Surveillance Program  

PubMed Central

Objectives The French National Mesothelioma Surveillance Program (NMSP) was established in 1998 by the National Institute for Health Surveillance (InVS). Its objectives are to estimate the trends in mesothelioma incidence and the proportion attributable to occupational asbestos exposure, to help improve its pathology diagnosis, to assess its compensation as an occupational disease, and to contribute to research. Methods The NMSP records incident pleural tumours in 21 French districts that cover a population of approximately 16 million people (a quarter of the French population). A standardised procedure of pathological and clinical diagnosis ascertainment is used. Lifetime exposure to asbestos and to other factors (man made mineral fibres, ionising radiation, SV40 virus) is reconstructed, and a case?control study was also conducted. The proportion of mesothelioma compensated as an occupational disease was assessed. Results Depending on the hypothesis, the estimated number of incident cases in 1998 ranged from 660 to 761 (women: 127 to 146; men: 533 to 615). Among men, the industries with the highest risks of mesothelioma are construction and ship repair, asbestos industry, and manufacture of metal construction materials; the occupations at highest risk are plumbers, pipe?fitters, and sheet?metal workers. The attributable risk fraction for occupational asbestos exposure in men was 83.2% (95% CI 76.8 to 89.6). The initial pathologist's diagnosis was confirmed in 67% of cases, ruled out in 13%, and left uncertain in the others; for half of the latter, the clinical findings supported a mesothelioma diagnosis. In all, 62% applied for designation of an occupational disease, and 91% of these were receiving workers' compensation. Conclusions The NMSP is a large scale epidemiological surveillance system with several original aspects, providing important information to improve the knowledge of malignant pleural mesothelioma, such as monitoring the evolution of its incidence, of high risk occupations and economic sectors, and improving pathology techniques.

Goldberg, M; Imbernon, E; Rolland, P; Ilg, A Gilg Soit; Saves, M; de Quillacq, A; Frenay, C; Chamming's, S; Arveux, P; Boutin, C; Launoy, G; Pairon, J C; Astoul, P; Galateau-Salle, F; Brochard, P

2006-01-01

131

National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Climate change poses significant challenges to water resources and the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) National Water Program (NWP). The NWP 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change addresses climate change in the context of our water programs. It...

2012-01-01

132

78 FR 57877 - National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) and National Geological and Geophysical...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Geological Survey National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) and National Geological...planning and implementation of the geologic mapping and data preservation programs. The Committee...the purposes of the National Geological Mapping Act of 1992, as well as updates on...

2013-09-20

133

National Evaluation of School Nurition Programs: Final Report - Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

From 1979 to 1983 the U.S. Department of Agriculture sponsored a comprehensive evaluation of its three school based nutrition programs: the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program and the Special Milk Program. The major objectives of t...

J. Radzikowski

1983-01-01

134

Sandia National Laboratories, California Hazardous Materials Management Program annual report.  

SciTech Connect

The annual program report provides detailed information about all aspects of the Sandia National Laboratories, California (SNL/CA) Hazardous Materials Management Program. It functions as supporting documentation to the SNL/CA Environmental Management System Program Manual. This program annual report describes the activities undertaken during the calender past year, and activities planned in future years to implement the Hazardous Materials Management Program, one of six programs that supports environmental management at SNL/CA.

Brynildson, Mark E.

2011-02-01

135

Transportation Program: Los Alamos National Laboratory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL) has applied some of its weapons development technologies to more peaceful uses in the realm of transportation. To this end, the Transportation Program is concerned with the development of innovative transportation systems. A Fuel Cells and Alternative Fuels section highlights the development of alternative fuels for use in fuel cells. A number of documents concerned with fuel cell systems research, as well as an online fuel cell tutorial, are available here. A Materials and Manufacturing section and a Concrete Center offer documents on the application of material science to transportation systems. Also, a Modeling and Simulation section contains reports on the development of modeling and simulation tools for studying the behavior of materials when poured into a mold, the way fuel ignites in an automobile engine chamber, and crash test simulations. Though this site emphasizes industrial applications, it offers a great deal of documentation of potential interest to academic engineers and others involved in urban planning and transportation systems.

1998-01-01

136

National Space Transportation Systems Program mission report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The 515-41B National Space Transportation Systems Program Mission Report contains a summary of the major activities and accomplishments of the sixth operational Shuttle flight and fourth flight of the OV-099 vehicle, Challenger. Since this flight was the first to land at Kennedy Space Center, the vehicle was towed directly to the OPF (Orbiter Processing Facility) where preparations for flight STS-41C, scheduled for early April 1984, began immediately. The significant problems that occurred during STS-41B are summarized and a problem tracking list that is a complete list of all problems that occurred during the flight is given. None of the problems will affect the STS 41C flight. The major objectives of flight STS-41B were to successfully deploy the Westar satellite and the Indonesian Communications Satellite-B2 (PALAPA-B2); to evaluate the MMU (Manned Maneuvering Unit) support for EVA (Extravehicular Activities); to exercise the MFR (Manipulator Foot Restraint); to demonstrate a closed loop rendezvous; and to operate the M.R (Monodisperse Latex Reactor), the ACES (Acoustic Containerless Experiment System) and the IEF (Isoelectric Focusing) in cabin experiments; and to obtain photographs with the Cinema 360 Cameras.

Collins, M. A., Jr.; Aldrich, A. D.; Lunney, G. S.

1984-01-01

137

Pollutant fate and spatio-temporal variability in the choptank river estuary: factors influencing water quality.  

PubMed

Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States, is a national priority. Documentation of progress of this restoration effort is needed. A study was conducted to examine water quality in the Choptank River estuary, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay that since 1998 has been classified as impaired waters under the Federal Clean Water Act. Multiple water quality parameters (salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll a) and analyte concentrations (nutrients, herbicide and herbicide degradation products, arsenic, and copper) were measured at seven sampling stations in the Choptank River estuary. Samples were collected under base flow conditions in the basin on thirteen dates between March 2005 and April 2008. As commonly observed, results indicate that agriculture is a primary source of nitrate in the estuary and that both agriculture and wastewater treatment plants are important sources of phosphorus. Concentrations of copper in the lower estuary consistently exceeded both chronic and acute water quality criteria, possibly due to use of copper in antifouling boat paint. Concentrations of copper in the upstream watersheds were low, indicating that agriculture is not a significant source of copper loading to the estuary. Concentrations of herbicides (atrazine, simazine, and metolachlor) peaked during early-summer, indicating a rapid surface-transport delivery pathway from agricultural areas, while their degradation products (CIAT, CEAT, MESA, and MOA) appeared to be delivered via groundwater transport. Some in-river processing of CEAT occurred, whereas MESA was conservative. Observed concentrations of herbicide residues did not approach established levels of concern for aquatic organisms. Results of this study highlight the importance of continued implementation of best management practices to improve water quality in the estuary. This work provides a baseline against which to compare future changes in water quality and may be used to design future monitoring programs needed to assess restoration strategy efficacy. PMID:20171715

Whitall, David; Hively, W Dean; Leight, Andrew K; Hapeman, Cathleen J; McConnell, Laura L; Fisher, Thomas; Rice, Clifford P; Codling, Eton; McCarty, Gregory W; Sadeghi, Ali M; Gustafson, Anne; Bialek, Krystyna

2010-04-01

138

The Parkmedic Program: prehospital care in the national parks.  

PubMed

The Parkmedic Program provides training and on-going supervision of national park rangers involved in advanced prehospital medical care in Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks in California. This includes intravenous catheterization and drug administration in emergency situations. Course structure, experience to date, and recommendations for future programs are presented. PMID:7469158

Kaufman, T I; Knopp, R; Webster, T

1981-03-01

139

76 FR 23914 - National Organic Program; Periodic Residue Testing  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...NOP-10-10] RIN 0581-AD10 National Organic Program; Periodic Residue Testing AGENCY...rule would clarify a provision of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 and the regulations...Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) regulations to make...

2011-04-29

140

Services Provided Nationally by Government Sponsored Senior Dining Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

LEARNING OUTCOME: To describe menu modifications and additional food assistance provided nationally to senior dining site participants.After pilot testing the instrument with a state group of Senior Nutrition Program Directors, a questionnaire was mailed, in December, 1995, to the 750 names on the mailing list for the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP). One reminder notice was

S. T. Hawkins; R. Ivaturi; F. L. Kramer

1997-01-01

141

Market Failure in Information: The National Flood Insurance Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was established in 1968 and requires mandatory flood insurance for property owners who have federally backed mortgages. Krutilla (1966) noted that a compulsory national flood insurance program could greatly improve the economic efficiency of flood plain occupancy in the United States. However, in order to realize the efficiency gains suggested by Krutilla, property owners

James Chivers; Nicholas E. Flores

2002-01-01

142

National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine Programs & Services FY 2002.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Medicine's Library of the 21st Century: Office of Health Information Programs Development; Library Operations; Specialized Information Services; Lister Hill Center; National Center for Biotechnology Information; Extramural Programs; Office of Co...

2002-01-01

143

The National School Lunch Program: Background, Trends, and Issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is the Nation’s second largest food and nutrition assistance program. In 2006, it operated in over 101,000 public and nonprofit private schools and provided over 28 million low-cost or free lunches to children on a typical school day at a Federal cost of $8 billion for the year. This report provides background information on

Katherine L. Ralston; Constance Newman; Annette L. Clauson; Joanne F. Guthrie; Jean C. Buzby

2008-01-01

144

Early Childhood Programs in Other Nations: Goals and Outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

United States interest in the potential early childhood programs have for improving outcomes for children is shared by policymakers and researchers in many other nations. Throughout the world, enrollments in preschool and child care programs are rising. This article reviews international research documenting how participation in early childhood programs influenced children's later development and success in school. Studies conducted in

Sarane Spence Boocock

1995-01-01

145

Canadian EdGEO National Workshop Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Established in the early 1970s, EdGEO supports locally driven geosciences workshops for Canadian teachers. Workshops are organized by geoscientists and teachers, and typically have field, laboratory and classroom components. Grants of up to $3000 per workshop are available from the National EdGEO Program. By providing educational opportunities for today's teachers and, through them, their students, EdGEO seeks to cultivate a heightened awareness of our planet. EdGEO workshops provide teachers with potential fieldtrip sites for their students and the knowledge, enthusiasm and materials to inspire their students to engage in geoscience. Networking opportunities with local experts promote the importance of the geoscience profession. The expected result is an improved capacity on the part of Canadians to understand the Earth and to make informed decisions, especially with regard to the use of mineral and energy resources, the maintenance and remediation of the environment, and response to geological hazards. There exists a critical need to provide teachers with training and resources to tackle their Earth science curricula. In 2008, EdGEO supported fourteen workshops, with an unprecedented 521 teachers attending. These teachers then used our resources to reach an estimated 14,000 students during that single academic year. EdGEO workshops are locally driven and are therefore very diverse. Workshops are strongly tied to the provincial curriculum, focus on a specific geoscience topic, or may be largely field-based to demonstrate and practice how field activities could be incorporated into Earth science teaching. Many strive to include all of these important components. Geoscientists and teachers work collaboratively to develop and deliver EdGEO workshops to ensure that the activities can be effectively used in the classroom. The length of these professional development opportunities range from two-hour sessions to several days, and can generally accommodate up to twenty-five teachers. Workshops have been presented at teachers' conferences, province-wide professional development days, industry events, and independently. Participants consistently rate EdGEO workshops as excellent and outstanding. Responses on the evaluation forms suggest that teachers value the hands-on aspect of the workshops, the strong connection to the curriculum, the classroom resources provided, the field components, the collaborations forged between teachers and geoscientists, and the knowledge gained. Comments also continually make reference to the talented experts who enthusiastically commit to sharing their expertise in geoscience. The ability of EdGEO to advance its vital mission relies on the generous support of scientific associations, corporations, foundations and individuals. With increased funding, EdGEO's future will see the expansion of partnerships with Faculties of Education across Canada. These faculties offer an opportunity to reach out to aspiring teachers before they enter the classroom. Future plans include the compilation of EdGEO lesson plans from coast to coast. These valuable resources would connect to provincial curriculum, provide an opportunity to wedge Earth science into other science subjects, and serve as the basis for developing a series of standardized workshops to be implemented across the nation.

Clinton, L. A.; Haidl, F. M.; Hymers, L. A.; van der Flier-Keller, E.

2009-05-01

146

Roadmap for a National Wildland Fire Research and Development Program  

SciTech Connect

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research have formed a partnership to facilitate an innovative National Wildfire Research and Development Program. The ultimate purpose of the program will be to establish a deeper scientific understanding of the physics of fire than currently exists, to establish a solid scientific basis for strategic planning and policy making, and to develop and implement a set of advanced, scientifically based decision-making tools for the wildfire management community. The three main components of the program will be wildfire science, societal impacts, and operational applications. Smoke management, prescribed burns, wildfire mitigation and fuels assessment will be cross-cutting themes. We anticipate that this multidisciplinary, interagency program will bridge organizational and institutional barriers, and will be highly collaborative with numerous organizations and agencies, including other national laboratories; universities: federal, state, and county fire agencies; the Environmental Protection Agency; the Federal Emergency Management Agency; and the Western Governor's Association.

Wagoner, R; Bradley, M M; Lin, R R

2003-02-01

147

BATHYMETRY FOR ALBEMARLE AND PAMLICO ESTUARIES, NC  

EPA Science Inventory

Bathymetry for the Albemarle and Pamlico Estuaries obtained from National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration-National Ocean Service (NOAA-NOS). See the metadata within the files from NOAA-NOS for more details and warnings concerning merging with US Geolgoical Survey Dig...

148

Challenges and Future Opportunities in Our Nation's Space Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

For the first time in decades, there is a significant amount of change in our nation's space program. Along with change, there are opportunities, and NASA has begun a set of planning to be prepared for the future, emphasizing innovation and technology development, increased emphasis on collaboration, commercially-provided access to space, and the need for reinvention. This discussion will briefly give an overview of NASA, showcase some of the diverse activities that are part of our nation' fs space program, identify some of the new changes envisioned to NASA's mission, and how our space program can continue to inspire the nation during changing times.

Clements, Greg

2011-01-01

149

Optimizing the National TRU waste system transportation program.  

SciTech Connect

The goal of the National TRU Waste Program (NTP) is to operate the system safely and cost-effectively, in compliance with applicable regulations and agreements, and at full capacity in a fully integrated mode. One of the objectives of the Department of Energy's Carlsbad Field Office (DOE/CBFO) is to complete the current Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) mission for the disposal of the nation's legacy transuranic (TRU) waste at least IO years earlier thus saving approximately %7B. The National TRU Waste Optimization Plan (1) recommends changes to accomplish this. This paper discusses the optimization of the National TRU Waste System Transportation Program.

Lott, S. A. (Sheila A.); Countiss, S. (Sue)

2002-01-01

150

National Environmental Research Center/Program Directory.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This new Directory replaces the OR&D Technical Personnel Access Directory and the Laboratory Operations Division publication, National Environmental Research Center Directory. Following is a description of the contents: OR&D Organizational Directory - thi...

1974-01-01

151

VERS: Improving Local Programs across the Nation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Vocational Education Resource System (VERS) helps career/vocational educators, counselors, and administrators improve and expand programs for special populations. It offers technical assistance in program administration, instructional strategies, finances, accountability, and grant writing. VERS maintains a regional database of educators,…

Feichtner, Sheila; And Others

1993-01-01

152

A National Survey of Undergraduate Practicum Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Undergraduate practicum programs at 291 departments of psychology were surveyed using a 37-item questionnaire and information obtained from the 1970 census and the American Psychological Association's "Graduate Study in Psychology" (1981). Sixty-five of the departments claimed to have a practicum program. Departments offering the Ph.D. were…

Fleischer, Mitchell

153

National Civil Applications Program: strategic plan vision for 2005  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The National Mapping Division (NMD) has developed this comprehensive strategic plan to chart the course of the National Civil Applications Program (NCAP) over the next 5 years. To meet the challenges of the future, the NCAP is changing its program emphases, methods of responding to customer needs, and business practices. The NCAP Strategic Plan identifies the new direction for the program through a series of strategic thrusts and goals for managers to use in formulating plans, establishing program emphases, and determining resource needs and allocations.

U.S. Geological Survey

2004-01-01

154

National Marine Pollution Program: Summary of Federal Programs and Projects: FY 1988 Update.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is published annually by the National Ocean Pollution Program Office, created under P.L. 95-273 (as amended), which calls for the establishment of a comprehensive, coordinated, and effective Federal program for ocean pollution research, develop...

1990-01-01

155

78 FR 56811 - National Organic Program-Sunset Process  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...AMS-NOP-13-0057; NOP-13-03] National Organic Program--Sunset Process AGENCY: Agricultural...the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic regulations. The Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA)...

2013-09-16

156

NVLAP (National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program) Assessor Selection and Training,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The role and importance of 'peer' assessors in the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) is discussed. Procedures for identification, evaluation, and selection of assessors are described, and the elements of assessor orientation and ...

H. W. Berger

1987-01-01

157

Intellectual Property Rights and the National IVHS Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The national IVHS program encompasses the research, development, testing , procurement, integration, and operation of numerous complex and emerging technologies. Federal, state and local government funds will be expended to support long-range research and...

C. M. Stern D. L. Brady J. M. Keene R. G. Terry

1993-01-01

158

76 FR 73647 - National Healthy Worksite Program; Information Webinar Series  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...healthy foods, healthy foods in cafeterias and vending, weight management counseling. 3. Stairwell enhancement, physical fitness/lifestyle counseling, walking trails/clubs, flextime policy. For the National Healthy Worksite Program,...

2011-11-29

159

Defense Programs Strategic Vision for 2030: National Nuclear Security Administration.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Over the past two years, the National Nuclear Security Administrations (NNSA) Office of Defense Programs (DP) has been developing a vision for the future nuclear weapons stockpile and its supporting NNSA infrastructure. This vision was derived from a numb...

2005-01-01

160

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Science and Engineering Apprentice Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Science and Engineering Apprentice Program for high school students is one of NASA's many efforts toward a goal of scientific literacy. It embraces science, mathematics, and technology as keys to purpose...

1997-01-01

161

National Aeronautics and Space Administration technology application team program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Contracts are reported between the RTI TATeam and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other governmental, educational, and industrial organizations participating in NASA's Technology Utilization Program.

1972-01-01

162

Quality Assurance Report National Atmospheric Deposition Program, 2002.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) and the Central Analytical Laboratory (CAL) have been in operation since 1978. Since the beginning of the network, quality assurance has been of paramount importance. The Quality Assurance Report, Nationa...

J. Rothert

2006-01-01

163

NVLAP (National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program) Assessment and Evaluation Manual.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This manual explains the role of an assessor and evaluator under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). Policies, procedures, and techniques for conducting a NVLAP on-site assessment of a testing laboratory are described. Deficie...

P. S. Unger

1985-01-01

164

Biodefense Failure: The National Smallpox Vaccination Program One Year Later.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The release of smallpox virus by bioterrorists remains a serious threat. The United States government believes some nations may still possess undeclared stocks of the virus and the legacy of the massive Soviet bioweapons program poses the particular risk ...

2004-01-01

165

Atmospheric Mercury Deposition Monitoring ? National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP)  

EPA Science Inventory

The National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) developed and operates a collaborative network of atmospheric mercury monitoring sites based in North America ? the Atmospheric Mercury Network (AMNet). The justification for the network was growing interest and demand from many ...

166

National Awards Program for Energy Innovation, 1988: Project Descriptions.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Department of Energy is pleased to present the 74 award winning projects in conservation and renewable energy which were selected for the Department's fifth National Awards Program for Energy Innovation. These projects are indicative of the innovative...

1989-01-01

167

Integrated water conservation program at Sandia National Laboratories.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), located on Kirkland Air Force Base (KAFB) in Albuquerque, NM, is implementing a comprehensive water conservation program. SNL/NM is taking a systematic, comprehensive approach to water conservation. The approach is to e...

D. Rogers

1997-01-01

168

National Hispanic Bilingual Engineering Program (NHBEP)  

SciTech Connect

This report describes program goals, activities, processes, benefits for the profession of engineering and for the project participants, coordination, and impact of NHBEP throughout the three years of implementation.

Cruz, M.

2000-10-31

169

An Introduction to the National DARE Parent Program. Program Brief.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) is a preventive drug education program intended to stop drug use before it begins. Its purpose is to help children say "no" to drug, alcohol, and tobacco use by teaching them techniques to resist peer pressure. The newest addition to the concept is the DARE Parent Program (DPP), created to stimulate interest…

Illinois State Police, Springfield.

170

Learning Lessons from Estuaries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is something that draws all people to the sea and especially to the fertile estuaries that nuzzle up to its shores. An estuary serves as both a nursery and a grave for sea creatures. If life evolved from some primordial sea, it may well have been an estuary--a place where ocean and rivers meet and fresh and salty waters mingle in the…

Schnittka, Christine

2006-01-01

171

Regional Differences Among Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This text discusses differences in estuaries in different regions of the United States. It contrasts the fjord-like estuaries of the rocky Maine coast with the sandy barrier beaches, islands, and enclosed bays and sounds further south. The site also calls attention to the difference between the East Coast and the Northwest coast of emergence. The point is made that although they differ, all estuaries have great value and many are in danger.

Oberrecht, Kenn

2007-01-20

172

Regional Differences Among Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This text discusses differences in estuaries in different regions of the United States. It contrasts the fjord-like estuaries of the rocky Maine coast with the sandy barrier beaches, islands, and enclosed bays and sounds further south. The site also calls attention to the difference between the East Coast and the Northwest coast of emergence. The point is made that although they differ, all estuaries have great value and many are in danger.

173

MEASURING COMPLIANCE PROGRAM PROGRESS AND IMPACTS: LESSONS FROM USEPA'S NATIONAL PETROLEUM REFINERY COMPLIANCE PROGRAM 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY An evaluation of the US Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) National Petroleum Refinery Program demonstrates how choosing performance measures that do not measure program impacts can lead to uncertainty about results. Public reports on the petroleum refinery program claimed that the program eliminated 200,000 tons of pollutants from the air surrounding refineries every year. However, USEPA and refineries reported predicted

KATHLENE BUTLER; T. W. Alexander

174

Evaluation of Cumulative Ecosystem Response to Restoration Projects in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary, 2010  

SciTech Connect

This is the seventh and final annual report of a project (2004–2010) addressing evaluation of the cumulative effects of habitat restoration actions in the 235-km-long lower Columbia River and estuary. The project, called the Cumulative Effects (CE) study, was conducted for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Portland District by a collaboration of research agencies led by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. We achieved the primary goal of the CE study to develop a methodology to evaluate the cumulative effects of habitat actions in the Columbia Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program. We delivered 1) standard monitoring protocols and methods to prioritize monitoring activities; 2) the theoretical and empirical basis for a CE methodology using levels-of-evidence; 3) evaluations of cumulative effects using ecological relationships, geo-referenced data, hydrodynamic modeling, and meta-analyses; and 4) an adaptive management process to coordinate and coalesce restoration efforts in the LCRE. A solid foundation has been laid for future comprehensive evaluations of progress made by the Columbia Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program to understand, conserve, and restore ecosystems in the lower Columbia River and estuary.

Johnson, Gary E.; Diefenderfer, Heida L.; Thom, Ronald M.; Roegner, G. Curtis; Ebberts, Blaine D.; Skalski, John R.; Borde, Amy B.; Dawley, Earl; Coleman, Andre M.; Woodruff, Dana L.; Breithaupt, Stephen A.; Cameron, April; Corbett, C.; Donley, Erin E.; Jay, D. A.; Ke, Yinghai; Leffler, K.; McNeil, C.; Studebaker, Cindy; Tagestad, Jerry D.

2012-05-01

175

National NIF Diagnostic Program Interim Management Plan  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) has the mission of supporting Stockpile Stewardship and Basic Science research in high-energy-density plasmas. To execute those missions, the facility must provide diagnostic instrumentation capable of observing and resolving in time events and radiation emissions characteristic of the plasmas of interest. The diagnostic instrumentation must conform to high standards of operability and reliability within the

2002-01-01

176

Applied programs at Brookhaven National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

This document overviews the areas of current research at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Technology transfer and the user facilities are discussed. Current topics are presented in the areas of applied physics, chemical science, material science, energy efficiency and conservation, environmental health and mathematics, biosystems and process science, oceanography, and nuclear energy. (GHH)

Not Available

1991-09-01

177

Program in National Security and Public Safety  

Microsoft Academic Search

Students gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of the legal charter, presidential executive orders, and the framework that guides the operation of national security agencies. The role and function of the U.S. agencies composing the intelligence community are analyzed, with emphasis on information protection and security. The concentration in information protection and security provides a unique approach to the

Henry C. Lee

178

The national program for deceased organ donation in China.  

PubMed

China has developed a new national program for deceased-organ donation to address the need for organ transplantation in the country. The program adheres to the World Health Organization (WHO) guiding principles, is compliant with the Declaration of Istanbul, and respects the cultural and social values of the Chinese people. The experience of pilot trials conducted between 2010 and 2012 was evaluated to generate a comprehensive design of a national program of organ donation and transplantation for implementation throughout China. The legal framework for this program was established from a series of legislative steps since 2007. Accountable national committees have been established to oversee activities of organ donation and transplantation across the nation. The Ministry of Health (MOH) has accredited 164 organ transplant hospitals in China, each of which has an organ procurement organization (OPO) to conduct organ donation and organ recovery. National protocols for deceased-organ donation in China include category I (organ donation after brain death), category II (organ donation after circulatory death), and category III (organ donation after brain death followed by circulatory death). The China Organ Transplant Response System (COTRS) has been developed to allocate organs equitably and transparently. Scientific registries have been established to evaluate the performance of transplant centers and OPOs. China is in the process of implementing a new national program for deceased-organ donation. The program includes a unique approach of organ donation, China category III, which will be promulgated throughout China and is intended to gain widespread acceptance of Chinese society. PMID:23743728

Huang, Jiefu; Wang, Haibo; Fan, Sheung Tat; Zhao, Baige; Zhang, Zongjiu; Hao, Lina; Huo, Feng; Liu, Yongfeng

2013-07-15

179

Variation in tidal wetland plant diversity and composition within and among coastal estuaries: assessing the relative importance of environmental gradients  

EPA Science Inventory

Question: Does wetland plant composition vary more by estuarine type (differentiated by the degree of riverine versus oceanic influence) or habitat type within estuaries (defined by US National Wetlands Inventory [NWI] marsh classes)? Location: Oregon estuaries: Netarts Bay, Yaq...

180

Major Federal Programs Supporting the National Education Goals: An Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document examines the role of the federal government in achieving the six National Education Goals. Six chapters identify and analyze federal programs aligned with the purposes of each goal. Following the preface and a list of the National Education Goals, Anne Crowley's introductory chapter presents a historical overview of the events…

Shank, Patsy, Ed.; And Others

181

New Visiting Scholars Program at Frederick National Laboratory  

Cancer.gov

The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research is now accepting Expressions of Interest to its new Visiting Scholars Program (VSP). VSP is a unique opportunity for researchers to work on important cancer and AIDS projects with teams of scientists at the only federal national laboratory in the United States devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

182

Chronology of Major Events Affecting the National Flood Insurance Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1968, the U.S. Congress passed the National Flood Insurance Act (Title XII of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (PL 90-448)), which created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Floods are the most frequent and costly of all natural ...

2005-01-01

183

Redistributional Effects of the National Flood Insurance Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the redistributional effects of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) using a national database of premium, coverage, and claim payments at the county level between 1980 and 2006. Measuring progressivity as the departure from per capita county income proportionality we find that NFIP premiums are weakly regressive on an annual basis but become proportional as the time

Okmyung Bin; John A. Bishop; Carolyn Kousky

2011-01-01

184

Redistributional Effects of the National Flood Insurance Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the redistributional effects of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) using a national database of premium, coverage, and claim payments at the county level between 1980 and 2006. Measuring progressivity as the departure from per capita county income proportionality, the authors find that NFIP premiums are typically proportional if the time horizon is extended beyond a single

Okmyung Bin; John A. Bishop; Carolyn Kousky

2012-01-01

185

INDEX OF ESTUARINE BENTHIC INTEGRITY FOR GULF OF MEXICO ESTUARIES  

EPA Science Inventory

A benthic index for northern Gulf of Mexico estuaries has been developed and successfully validated by the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program for Estuaries (EMAP-E) in the Louisianian Province. The benthic index is a useful indicator of estuarine condition that provi...

186

TRENDS IN SALINITIES AND FLUSHING TIMES OF GEORGIA ESTUARIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

From 1973-1992, the Georgia EPD sponsored a monitoring program in which surface salinities were sampled regularly at fixed stations in many of Georgia's estuaries. We used these data to examine changes in the salinities and flushing times of the Savannah, Ogeechee, Altamaha, Satilla, and St. Marys estuaries over the period of record. Water-year average salinities increased slightly over time in

Merryl Alber; Joan E. Sheldon

187

78 FR 38913 - National Organic Program: Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...AMS-NOP-13-0051; NOP-13-02] National Organic Program: Request for an Extension of...approved information collection National Organic Program (NOP) Reporting and Recordkeeping...Agricultural Marketing Specialist, National Organic Program, AMS/USDA, 1400...

2013-06-28

188

76 FR 10527 - Regulatory Flexibility Act: Section 610 Review of National Organic Program Regulations  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Flexibility Act: Section 610 Review of National Organic Program Regulations AGENCY: Agricultural...Service's (AMS) plans to review the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations (7 CFR part...Agricultural Marketing Specialist, National Organic Program, USDA-AMS-NOP, 1400...

2011-02-25

189

49 CFR 350.109 - What are the national program elements?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 false What are the national program elements? 350.109 Section 350.109 Transportation... § 350.109 What are the national program elements? The national program elements include the following five activities:...

2013-10-01

190

78 FR 77204 - Proposed Information Collection (VA National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Event Surveys...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Collection (VA National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Event Surveys Data...needed to evaluate the National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Event Surveys Data...No. 2900-NEW (VA National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Event...

2013-12-20

191

78 FR 55777 - Proposed Information Collection (VA, National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events, Event...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Collection (VA, National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events, Event Registration...Request AGENCY: Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events, Department...SUMMARY: The Office of National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events...

2013-09-11

192

77 FR 51557 - Agency Information Collection Activity; National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (EDMAP and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Activity; National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (EDMAP and STATEMAP) AGENCY...for the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP). The NCGMP has two...Title: National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (EDMAP and STATEMAP). OMB...

2012-08-24

193

77 FR 55229 - National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Information Collection Forms; Comment Request for Regular...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Administration National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Information...for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) information...to the grantees regarding the content of the annual plan narrative...for the National Farmworker Jobs Program under Section 167...

2012-09-07

194

75 FR 59605 - National Veterinary Accreditation Program; Currently Accredited Veterinarians Performing...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...APHIS-2006-0093] RIN 0579-AC04 National Veterinary Accreditation Program; Currently Accredited...currently accredited in the National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) may continue...CONTACT: Dr. Todd Behre, National Veterinary Accreditation Program, VS,...

2010-09-28

195

National voluntary laboratory accreditation program: Energy efficient lighting products. Handbook  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this handbook is to set out procedures and technical requirements for the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) accreditation of laboratories which perform test methods covered by the Energy Efficient Lighting (EEL) Products program. It complements and supplements the NVLAP programmatic procedures and general requirements found in NIST Handbook 150 (PB94-178225). The interpretive comments and additional requirements

L. S. Galowin; W. Hall; W. J. Rossiter

1994-01-01

196

Results of the 2005 National Resident Matching Program: Family Medicine  

Microsoft Academic Search

The results of the 2005 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) reflect a currently stable level of student interest in family medicine residency training in the United States. Compared with the 2004 Match, 19 more positions (66 fewer US seniors) were filled in family medicine residency programs through the NRMP in 2005, at the same time as four fewer (18 fewer

Perry A. Pugno; Gordon T. Schmittling; Gerald T. Fetter; Norman B. Kahn

197

FRAC'S Guide to the National School Breakfast Program. [Revised Edition)).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Guide to the National School Breakfast Program is organized into 14 sections, the contents of which are as follows. Section One discusses the passage by Congress of the Child Nutrition Bill (Public Law 94-105) over the President's veto. Section Two provides facts on the school breakfast program. Section Three details five steps to getting a…

Food Research and Action Center, New York, NY.

198

National Performance Audit Program: Acid rain audits, 1988  

Microsoft Academic Search

The report presents results of the Environmental Protection Agency's Semiannual U.S. Acid Rain Audit Program for 1988. When these audits, which are a part of the National Performance Audit Program (NPAP), were initiated in 1981, participation was limited to laboratories routinely analyzing acid rain samples. However, in 1988 invitations to participate were issued to all NPAP participants. As a result,

R. L. Lampe; W. J. Mitchell

1990-01-01

199

NATIONAL PERFORMANCE AUDIT PROGRAM - ACID RAIN AUDITS--1988  

EPA Science Inventory

This report presents results of the Environmental Protection Agency's semiannual U.S. Acid Rain Audit program for 1988. hen these audits, which are part of the National Performance Audit Program (NPAP), were initiated in 1981, participation was limited to laboratories routinely a...

200

Programmed Instruction in Military Training in the NATO Nations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The state of programed instruction utilization in military training within the separate North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) nations is briefly assessed in this report. Only the programs of NATO countries which have not been covered in detail elsewhere are included: Netherlands, Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Canada, France, Belgium,…

Nagay, John A.

201

Measuring the impacts of the national flood insurance program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Flood Insurance Program was established in 1968 as a federally administered insurance program to reduce costs to the federal government for flood recovery and allocate recovery costs among potential disaster relief beneficiaries. Participants purchase flood insurance through participating property insurance providers which receive a haircut of the premium for overhead costs and passes the remainder to the Federal

II James P. Howard

2012-01-01

202

Cuba's national food program and its prospects for food security  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cuba's National Food Program aims to assure its population a minimum degree of food security during the current period of transition from dependency upon the ex-Socialist trading bloc. A number of important elements of the Food Program, however, were conceived before the demise of COMECON in an effort to deepen food import substitution. This paper reviews the degree of Cuba's

Carmen Diana Deere

1993-01-01

203

The Active Living by Design National Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Public health advocates have increasingly highlighted the importance of implementing comprehensive physical activity interventions that use an ecologic framework. Such a framework can broadly address physical activity barriers, such as the lack of opportunities, social support, policies, built environments, and community awareness. The Active Living by Design (ALbD) was a community grant program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF),

Philip Bors MPH; Mark Dessauer MA; Rich Bell MCP; Risa Wilkerson MA; Sarah L. Strunk MHA

2009-01-01

204

National geodetic satellite program, part 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) space research program was directed toward modeling the gravitational field of the earth from an analysis of the Doppler shifts on the transmitted frequencies of the satellites as obtained by the tracking stations. Emphasis is on the satellites involved and the methods used in accomplishing this aim.

Dunnell, C. A.; Ferriter, P.; Gebel, G.; Hopfield, H. S.; Schaefer, M. M.; Yionoulis, S. M.

1977-01-01

205

National Photovoltaics Program Annual Review Meeting, abstracts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Twelve brief presentation summaries are presented covering the following topics: Sunshine Project; European program in photovoltaics; SERI photovoltaics research; Sandia projects; subcontracted research and development; significant issues and results; concentrator research; flat-plate solar array project; and photovoltaic health and safety assessment.

206

FLOOD RISK - OPTIMIZING A NATIONAL PROGRAM  

Microsoft Academic Search

Floods are a major natural hazard substantially impacting the developed and developing world. Recent floods have caused near-record natural hazards losses in regions as disparate as Mozambique, and central and eastern Europe. A comprehensive detailed analysis was performed for a Study Region in eastern Europe, with the goal of identifying an economically efficient insurance program appropriate for that region. A

Charles Scawthorn

207

Progress report of the National Weatherization Assistance Program  

SciTech Connect

The National Weatherization Evaluation of the 1989 Program Year and the Metaevaluation of 1996 are described in two ways in this summary document. The text pages summarize the results of the two evaluations conducted by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The photographs and explanations illustrate weatherization operations and tactics. An overview and history of the program is provided, followed by the scope of weatherization, metaevaluation methods and results for 1996, national evaluation methods and results for 1989, response to evaluation findings, remaining opportunities, and next steps. Conclusions and significant findings are then given.

Berry, L.G.; Brown, M.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Kinney, L.F. [Synertech Systems Corp. (United States)

1997-09-01

208

National NIF Diagnostic Program Fiscal Year 2002 Second Quarter Report  

SciTech Connect

Since October 2001 the development of the facility diagnostics for NIF has been funded by the NIF Director through the National NIF Diagnostic Program (NNDP). The current emphasis of the NNDP is on diagnostics for the early NIF quad scheduled to be available for experiment commissioning in FY03. During the past six months the NNDP has set in place processes for funding diagnostics, developing requirements for diagnostics, design reviews and monthly status reporting. Those processes are described in an interim management plan for diagnostics (''National NIF Diagnostic Program Interim Plan'', NIF-0081315, April 2002) and a draft Program Execution Plan (''Program Execution Plan for the National NlF Diagnostic Program'', NIF-0072083, October 2001) and documents cited therein. Work has been funded at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Bechtel Nevada at Los Alamos and Santa Barbara. There are no major technical risks with the early diagnostics. The main concerns relate to integration of the diagnostics into the facility, all such issues are being worked. This report is organized to show the schedule and budget status and a summary of Change Control Board actions for the past six months. The following sections then provide short descriptions of the status of each diagnostic. Where design reviews or requirements documents are cited, the documents are available on the Diagnostics file server or on request.

MacGowan, B

2002-04-01

209

National epilepsy surgery program: realistic goals and pragmatic solutions.  

PubMed

There are multiple social, economic, and medical challenges in establishing successful epilepsy surgery programs in India and in other low- and middle-income countries (LAMIC). These can be overcome by reproducing pragmatic and proven epilepsy surgery models throughout the country with a larger aim of developing a national epilepsy surgery program so as to provide affordable and quality surgical care to all the deserving patients. An organized national epilepsy surgery support activity can help interested centers in India and in neighboring countries in developing epilepsy surgery programs. PMID:24823719

Rathore, Chaturbhuj; Rao, Malla Bhaskara; Radhakrishnan, Kurupath

2014-01-01

210

National Water-Quality Assessment Program: The Sacramento River Basin  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In 1991, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began to implement a full-scale National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program. The long-term goals of the NAWQA program are to describe the status of and trends in the quality of a large, representative part of the Nation's surface- and ground-water resources and to identify the major natural and human factors that affect the quality of those resources. In addressing these goals, the program will provide a wealth of water- quality information that will be useful to policy makers and managers at the national, State, and local levels. A major asset of the NAWQA program is that it will allow for the integration of water-quality information collected at several scales. A major component of the program is the study-unit investigation-the foundation of national- level assessment. The 60 study units of the NAWQA program are hydrologic systems that include parts of most major river basins and aquifer systems of the conterminous United States. These study units cover areas of 1,000 to more than 60,000 square miles and represent 60 to 70 percent of the Nation's water use and population served by public water supplies. Investigations of the first 20 study units began in 1991. In 1994, the Sacramento River Basin was among the second set of 20 NAWQA study units selected for investigation.

Domagalski, Joseph L.; Brown, Larry R.

1994-01-01

211

National Service Programs: Two AmeriCorps Programs' Funding and Benefits. Report to Congressional Requesters.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report analyzes four programs administered by the Corporation for National Service (CNS): AmeriCorps*National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), AmeriCorps*State/National, AmeriCorps*VISTA, and AmeriCorps*Education Awards. AmeriCorps allows participants to earn education awards to help pay for their postsecondary education in exchange for…

Bovbjerg, Barbara D.

212

Los Alamos National Laboratory passive solar program  

SciTech Connect

Progress in passive solar tasks performed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for FY-81 is documented. A third volume of the Passive Solar Design Handbook is nearly complete. Twenty-eight configurations of sunspaces were studied using the solar load ratio method of predicting performance; the configuration showing best performance is discussed. The minimum level of insolation needed to generate convective flow in the thermosiphon test rig is noted and measured. Information is also included on test room performance, off-peak auxiliary electric heating for a passive home, free convection experiment, monitored buildings, and technical support to the US Department of Energy.

Neeper, D.A.

1981-01-01

213

Youth exposure to violence prevention programs in a national sample.  

PubMed

This paper assesses how many children and youth have had exposure to programs aimed at preventing various kinds of violence perpetration and victimization. Based on a national sample of children 5-17, 65% had ever been exposed to a violence prevention program, 55% in the past year. Most respondents (71%) rated the programs as very or somewhat helpful. Younger children (5-9) who had been exposed to higher quality prevention programs had lower levels of peer victimization and perpetration. But the association did not apply to older youth or youth exposed to lower quality programs. Disclosure to authorities was also more common for children with higher quality program exposure who had experienced peer victimizations or conventional crime victimizations. The findings are consistent with possible benefits from violence prevention education programs. However, they also suggest that too few programs currently include efficacious components. PMID:24630440

Finkelhor, David; Vanderminden, Jennifer; Turner, Heather; Shattuck, Anne; Hamby, Sherry

2014-04-01

214

76 FR 43256 - National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments...  

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...provides States for lunches, afterschool snacks and breakfasts served to children participating...reimbursement rates for lunches and afterschool snacks served to children participating in the...School Breakfast Program, and afterschool snacks served under the National School...

2011-07-20

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75 FR 41796 - National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments...  

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2010-07-19

216

77 FR 43232 - National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments...  

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2012-07-24

217

Geophysical Mapping of Oyster Habitats in a Shallow Estuary; Apalachicola Bay, Florida  

USGS Publications Warehouse

INTRODUCTION This report presents high-resolution geophysical data, interpretive maps, and a preliminary discussion about the oyster habitat and estuary-floor geology within Apalachicola Bay, Florida (fig. 1). During two research cruises, conducted in 2005 and 2006, approximately 230 km? of the bay floor were surveyed using interferometric-bathymetry, sidescan-sonar, and chirp seismic-reflection techniques. The research was conducted as part of a cooperative program between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center (CSC), and the Apalachicola Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Apalachicola Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve was established in 1979 to provide opportunities for long-term monitoring and research to provide a basis for more informed coastal management decisions for this estuary. Apalachicola Bay is the largest oyster fishery in Florida (Whitfield and Beaumariage, 1977), and the primary objective of this program is to develop a suite of maps that define oyster habitat distribution and estuary-floor geology within the bay. The resulting maps will assist in effective management of oyster resources and provide a reference geologic framework for future scientific and applied research.

Twichell, David C.; Andrews, Brian D.; Edmiston, H. Lee; Stevenson, William R.

2007-01-01

218

DYNAMIC ESTUARY MODEL PERFORMANCE  

EPA Science Inventory

Applications of the Dynamic Estuary Model (DEM) to both the Delaware and Potomac Estuaries by the Environmental Protection Agency during the 1970s are summarized and evaluated. Methods for calibrating, refining, and validating this model, and statistics for evaluating its perform...

219

78 FR 62658 - Proposed Information Collection; National Park Service Leasing Program  

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...DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS-WASO-BSAD-CONC-13365...Proposed Information Collection; National Park Service Leasing Program AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION:...

2013-10-22

220

Biogeochemistry of Estuaries  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Whether you are interested in material flux from the continents to the oceans or whether the oysters set down in front of you at a waterfront restaurant may have come from polluted waters, we know estuaries are important places. However, anyone attempting to summarize and synthesize the long and rich literature of estuarine research is presented with a daunting task. This is because beyond the concept of an estuary being the transition zone where ``fresh water meets seawater,'' the exact definition of an estuary is not uniformly agreed upon by scientists in this field. Also, estuaries-regardless of how they are defined-tend to be highly heterogeneous, in both space and time. Against this backdrop, Thomas Bianchi's Biogeochemistry of Estuaries successfully tackles its subject matter and is an exciting addition to the field of estuarine research.

Burdige, David J.

2007-12-01

221

77 FR 12216 - National Organic Program; Proposed Amendment to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited...  

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...NOP-11-11PR] RIN 0581-AD18 National Organic Program; Proposed Amendment to the National...synthetic methionine currently allowed in organic poultry production after October 1, 2012...synthetic methionine that may be provided to organic poultry after October 1, 2012....

2012-02-29

222

The National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper outlines the development of NASA's National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. The program was introduced by Senator Bentsen (D-TX) and passed into law on October 30, 1987. NASA consulted with professional higher education associations in translating the law's provisions into program objectives. The objectives include the establishment of a national network of universities with interests and capabilities in aeronautics, space and related fields; the formation of cooperative programs among universities, aerospace industry, and federal, state and local governments; the broadening of interdisciplinary training, research and public-service programs related to aerospace; the recruiting and training of professionals, especially women and underrepresented minorities, for careers in aerospace science, and technology and allied fields; and, the development of a strong science, mathematics and technology base from elementary school through university levels.

Schwartz, Elaine T.; Keffer, Lynne

1991-01-01

223

A Resource Guide to Elementary Science Programs. National, State and Community-Based Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document, which reviews national, state, and local science activities and programs, provides educators with concrete examples of varied science programs that are a valuable resource for teaching science skills and proficiencies. This resource guide is intended to help educators supplement, amend, and revise their elementary science programs

Marganoff, Bruce, Comp.

224

Five-year program strategy for the Great Lakes National Program Office, FT 1989-1993  

SciTech Connect

Contents include: the Great Lakes National Program Office; the Great Lakes ecosystem; current Great Lakes water-quality problems; regulatory and remedial programs; the Clean Water Act; the Great Lakes Water-Quality Agreement; a five-year program strategy; environmental management plans; remedial activities; research; technology development and transfer; international/interagency/intra-agency coordination; and public education and involvement.

Not Available

1988-12-01

225

The Laser Safety Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The Laser Safety Program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory was formalized in April, 1991, with the publication of a document, {open_quotes}Lasers,{close_quotes} modeled on the ANSIZ136.1 standard. This program has received such wide acceptance by the laser community and line managers that the original Laser Safety Program document has become a Laboratory standard on lasers. As a benchmark of the success of this program is that the Laboratory has experienced no disabling eye injuries because of laser operations since July, 1990, to be compared with a disabling laser eye injury that used to average one every eighteen months prior to the time the formal program was established. The Laboratory Laser Safety Program and program elements will be presented and discussed.

Hyer, R.

1997-02-01

226

National Flood Insurance Program: Flood Hazard Mapping  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created this helpful set of resources for policymakers, elected officials, journalists, and members of the general public who would like to know more about the world of flood hazard mapping. On this site, visitors can find a host of resources and over a dozen thematic links, such as Coastal Projects, Change My Flood Zone Designation, and User Groups. Each link is preceded by a brief introduction to the resource, along with a description of the various items within each link. Visitors shouldn't miss the Online Tutorials offered here, as they include several multimedia instructional resources designed to provide in-depth training on different facets on these programs.

227

Accomplishments of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Seed Money program  

SciTech Connect

In 1974, a modest program for funding new, innovative research was initiated at ORNL. It was called the ''Seed Money'' program and has become part of a larger program, called Exploratory R and D, which is being carried out at all DOE national laboratories. This report highlights 12 accomplishments of the Seed Money Program: nickel aluminide, ion implantation, laser annealing, burn meter, Legionnaires' disease, whole-body radiation counter, the ANFLOW system, genetics and molecular biology, high-voltage equipment, microcalorimeter, positron probe, and atom science. (DLC)

Not Available

1986-09-01

228

Climate change and its impacts on estuaries  

EPA Science Inventory

Past, present, and future research by WED scientists in the TEP region will be described to lay the foundation for examination of potential climate change effects on estuaries and the broader coastal zone in the Pacific Northwest (PNW). Results from National Coastal Assessments,...

229

Is UNEP still a good investment. [United Nations Environment program  

SciTech Connect

In 1972, at the height of the environmental movement, the United Nations established the UN Environment Program (UNEP), through which to promote greater environmental awareness, better development management, and increased prosperity among member nations. The following six broad areas of concern were designated: human health and settlements, terrestrial ecosystems, environment and development, oceans, energy, and natural disasters. Reduction in pollution in the Mediterranean as part of the Regional Seas Program is given as an example of progress that has been made under UNEP's coordination and guidance. Limited successes in other areas of concern, including desertification are discussed. Challenges facing UNEP, primarily funding, are described. (JGB)

Wakefield, P.

1982-05-01

230

Commercial national accounts program is a gas industry revenue builder  

SciTech Connect

The need for gas distributors to implement revenue-generating strategies is clearly evident in the commercial sector - their fastest growing market. One strategy is A.G.A.'s commercial national accounts marketing program, designed to establish working relationships with national and regional food, hotel, and retail chains and with the firms that design energy systems for them. The program supplies these chains with information on gas industry services and research aimed at increasing energy utilization efficiency. Regular communications and coordinated sales calls by gas utility executives on chain headquarters often produce increased gas sales, even of traditionally all-electric chains, as illustrated by several case histories.

Moskitis, T.L.

1984-04-01

231

Sandia`s photonic program and its changing national role  

SciTech Connect

Photonics activities at Sandia National Laboratories are founded on an extensive materials research program. In 1988, the Compound Semiconductor Research Laboratory (CSRL) was established at Sandia to bring together device and materials research and development, in support of Sandia`s role in weapons technologies. Recently, industrial competitiveness has been added as a major mission for the national laboratories. As a result, present photonics programs are not only directed towards internal applications-driven projects, but are increasingly tied to the Department Of Energy`s (DOE`s) Technology Transfer Initiatives (TTIs), Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), and participation in partnerships and consortia. This evolution yields a full range of photonics programs, ranging from materials synthesis and device fabrication to packaging, test, and subsystem development. This paper presents an overview of Sandia`s photonics-program directions, using three applications as examples.

Carson, R.F.; Meyer, W.J.

1994-03-01

232

National Estuarine Pollution Study. Proceedings of the Public Meeting Held at Wilmington, Delaware on June 27, 1968, and Written Statements Concerning Tidal Waters of the Delaware Coast and the Delaware River Estuary .  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report on the conference for 1968 includes statements, discussions, letters, and recommendations on: Estuaries value; pollution damage; estuarine ecology; Delaware Estuary uses by commerce and industry; coastal waters; and related information.

1968-01-01

233

Learning Lessons from Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

There is something that draws us all to the sea and especially to the fertile estuaries that nuzzle up to its shores. An estuary serves as both a nursery and a grave for sea creatures. This article describes annual trips to three islands in the Chesapeake Bay and the long-term impact these trips have had on students. Although the activities described in this article are centered around the Bay, this example of an immersive field experience could be duplicated in other ecosystems around the country (see "On the web" at the end of this article for information on planning an estuary field trip).

Schnittka, Christine

2006-01-01

234

E-Estuary: Developing a Decision Support System for Coastal Management in the Conterminous United States (IAHR)  

EPA Science Inventory

Ready access to geographic information is needed to support management decisions for estuaries at local, state, regional, and national scales. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is developing e-Estuary, a decision-support system for coastal management. E-Estuary ...

235

E-Estuary: Developing a Decision-support System for Coastal Management in the Counterminous Untied States (Coastal Geotools 09)  

EPA Science Inventory

Ready access to geographic information is needed to support management decisions for estuaries at local, state, regional, and national scales. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is developing e-Estuary, a decision-support system for coastal management. E-Estuary ...

236

E-estuary: A Decision Support System for Coastal Water and Ecosystem Management in the US (CZ09)  

EPA Science Inventory

Ready access to geographic information is needed to support management decisions for estuaries at local, state, regional, and national scales. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is developing e-Estuary, a decision-support system for coastal management. E-Estuary ...

237

75 FR 54590 - Notice of 2010 National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program  

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...NOP-10-07] Notice of 2010 National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program AGENCY...Inviting Applications for the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program...AMS) for the allocation of National Organic Certification Cost-Share Funds....

2010-09-08

238

76 FR 54999 - Notice of 2011 National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program  

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...NOP-11-13] Notice of 2011 National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program AGENCY...Departments of Agriculture for the National Organic Certification Cost- Share Program...AMS) for the allocation of National Organic Certification Cost-Share Funds....

2011-09-06

239

77 FR 3783 - Collection; Comment Request: Revision of the National Diabetes Education Program Comprehensive...  

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...Comment Request: Revision of the National Diabetes Education Program Comprehensive Evaluation...projects, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK...Proposed Collection: Title: The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)...

2012-01-25

240

75 FR 75693 - National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) Advisory Committee  

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...Geological Survey National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) Advisory Committee AGENCY...the purposes of the National Geological Mapping Act of 1992; the Federal, State, and...Meetings of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program Advisory Committee are open...

2010-12-06

241

Metrics for the National SCADA Test Bed Program  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (DOE-OE) National SCADA Test Bed (NSTB) Program is providing valuable inputs into the electric industry by performing topical research and development (R&D) to secure next generation and legacy control systems. In addition, the program conducts vulnerability and risk analysis, develops tools, and performs industry liaison, outreach and awareness activities. These activities will enhance the secure and reliable delivery of energy for the United States. This report will describe metrics that could be utilized to provide feedback to help enhance the effectiveness of the NSTB Program.

Craig, Philip A.; Mortensen, J.; Dagle, Jeffery E.

2008-12-05

242

College of Lake County National Workplace Literacy Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The College of Lake County's 3-year National Workplace Literacy Program (1994-1997) contributed to economic development by meeting companies' changing educational and production needs as they fluctuated and met new challenges for global marketing and improvement. It assessed 883 employees at 8 business sites with customized assessment tools and…

Gee, Mary Kay

243

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Commercial Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An expanded role for the U.S. private sector in America's space future has emerged as a key national objective, and NASA's Office of Commercial Programs is providing a focus for action. The Office supports new high technology commercial space ventures, th...

1988-01-01

244

National Space Weather Program. Implementation Plan 2nd Edition.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the six years since the inception of the National Space Weather Program (NSWP), space weather has virtually become a household word. Space weather refers to conditions on the Sun and in the solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere that c...

2000-01-01

245

National Toxicology Program Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 1980.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) aims to develop scientific information which can be used to protect the health of the American public from damage by exposure to environmental chemicals. Many human diseases can be traced to chemical exposure--lung ca...

1979-01-01

246

The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents information on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs. The model supports the school's overall mission by promoting academic achievement, career planning and personal/social development. It serves as a framework to guide states, districts and individual schools in…

Professional School Counseling, 2003

2003-01-01

247

Mapping Coastal Flood Zones for the National Flood Insurance Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was created by Congress in 1968, and significantly amended in 1973 to reduce loss of life and property caused by flooding, reduce disaster relief costs caused by flooding and make Federally backed flood insurance available to property owners. These goals were to be achieved by requiring building to be built to resist flood damages,

D. Carlton; C. L. Cook; J. Weber

2004-01-01

248

National superfund program priorities, fiscal year 1994. Directive  

SciTech Connect

The memorandum provides the FY 1994 National Superfund Program Priorities for Regions and Headquarters. There are nine major Superfund priorities: Accelerated Cleanup and Emergency Response; Enforcement First; Enforcement Fairness; Military Base Closure; NPL Construction Completions; Contracts Management; Environmental Justice and Meaningful Community Involvement; Enhancement of State Role and Development of Deferral Options; and Innovative Technologies.

Not Available

1994-01-31

249

National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change is an initial effort to evaluate how best to meet our clean water and safe drinking water goals in the context of a changing climate. The ideas and response actions outlined here are the pro...

2008-01-01

250

Emerging national space launch programs: Economics and safeguards  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most ballistic missile nonproliferation studies have focused on trends in the numbers and performance of missiles and the resulting security threats. This report concentrates on the economic viability of emerging national space launch programs and the prospects for imposing effective safeguards against the use of space launch technology for military missiles. For the convenience of discussion in this report, a

Brian G. Chow

1993-01-01

251

Addressing a Nation's Challenge: Graduate Programs in Gerontology in Israel  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Like other developed nations, Israel has rapidly aged. This demographic revolution has created new challenges for Israeli society. We describe the societal background, including the emerging societal needs, solutions, and problems, as well as the professional principles, which guided us in developing the first two Israeli academic programs in…

Carmel, Sara; Lowenstein, Ariela

2007-01-01

252

National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP) website and organization is committed to providing better training for those future teachers who spend time at community colleges. Visitors should definitely check out the "Resources" section on the menu near the top of the page.

253

Adapting an ambient monitoring program to the challenge of managing emerging pollutants in the San Francisco Estuary  

Microsoft Academic Search

While over seven million organic and inorganic compounds that have been indexed by the American Chemical Society's Chemical Abstracts Service in their CAS Registry are commercially available, most pollution monitoring programs focus only on those chemical stressors for which regulatory benchmarks exist, and have been traditionally considered responsible for the most significant human and environmental health risks. Until the late

Rainer Hoenicke; Daniel R. Oros; John J. Oram; Karen M. Taberski

2007-01-01

254

77 FR 36550 - Office of Clinical and Preventive Services Funding Opportunity: National HIV Program for Enhanced...  

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...National HIV Program for Enhanced HIV/AIDS Screening and Engagement in Care...National HIV Program for Enhanced HIV/AIDS Screening and Engagement in Care...Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/ AIDS) Program serves as the primary...

2012-06-19

255

77 FR 58141 - Public Buildings Service; Information Collection; Art-in-Architecture Program National Artist...  

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...Information Collection; Art-in- Architecture Program National Artist Registry...requirement regarding Art-in Architecture Program National Artist Registry (GSA Form 7437). The Art-in-Architecture Program is the result of a...

2012-09-19

256

Coagulation in Estuaries.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The coagulation rates of kaolinite, illite, and montmorillonite were determined in solutions at various ionic strengths. In addition, the coagulation rates of selected sediments collected from the Pamlico Estuary of North Carolina were determined. Finally...

J. K. Edzwald

1972-01-01

257

Sandia National Laboratories, California Chemical Management Program annual report.  

SciTech Connect

The annual program report provides detailed information about all aspects of the Sandia National Laboratories, California (SNL/CA) Chemical Management Program. It functions as supporting documentation to the SNL/CA Environmental Management System Program Manual. This program annual report describes the activities undertaken during the calender past year, and activities planned in future years to implement the Chemical Management Program, one of six programs that supports environmental management at SNL/CA. SNL/CA is responsible for tracking chemicals (chemical and biological materials), providing Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and for regulatory compliance reporting according to a variety of chemical regulations. The principal regulations for chemical tracking are the Emergency Planning Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and the California Right-to-Know regulations. The regulations, the Hazard Communication/Lab Standard of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are also key to the CM Program. The CM Program is also responsible for supporting chemical safety and information requirements for a variety of Integrated Enabling Services (IMS) programs primarily the Industrial Hygiene, Waste Management, Fire Protection, Air Quality, Emergency Management, Environmental Monitoring and Pollution Prevention programs. The principal program tool is the Chemical Information System (CIS). The system contains two key elements: the MSDS library and the chemical container-tracking database that is readily accessible to all Members of the Sandia Workforce. The primary goal of the CM Program is to ensure safe and effective chemical management at Sandia/CA. This is done by efficiently collecting and managing chemical information for our customers who include Line, regulators, DOE and ES and H programs to ensure compliance with regulations and to streamline customer business processes that require chemical information.

Brynildson, Mark E.

2012-02-01

258

Final program evaluation methods and results of a National Lymphedema Management Program in Togo, West Africa.  

PubMed

In order to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) as a public health problem, the World Health Assembly recommends an approach which includes interruption of transmission of infection and the alleviation of morbidity. In 2000, the Togolese National Program to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (PNELF) started the annual mass drug administrations and in 2007, the program added a morbidity component for the management of lymphedema. This manuscript describes the methods of an evaluation aimed at assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the Togolese National Lymphedema Morbidity Program. The evaluation was conducted through in-depth interviews with stakeholders at each programmatic level. Interviews focused on message dissemination, health provider training, patient self-care practices, social dynamics, and program impact. The evaluation demonstrated that the program strengths include the standardization and in-depth training of health staff, dissemination of the program's treatment message, a positive change in the community's perception of lymphedema, and successful patient recruitment and training in care techniques. The lessons learned from this evaluation helped to improve Togo's program, but may also provide guidance and strategies for other countries desiring to develop a morbidity program. The methods of program evaluation described in this paper can serve as a model for monitoring components of other decentralized national health programs in low resource settings. PMID:24857180

Ziperstein, Josh; Dorkenoo, Monique; Datagni, Michel; Drexler, Naomi; Murphy, Monica; Sodahlon, Yao; Mathieu, Els

2014-06-01

259

National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council's Postdoctoral Research Associateship Program: An Account of Its Origin and Early History at the National Bureau of Standards.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report reviews the origins and early history of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council's Postdoctoral Research Associateship Program at the National Bureau of Standards. It describes in detail the intra- and interagency discussions...

J. Hilsenrath

1985-01-01

260

U.S. National Library of Medicine -- National Institutes of Health: Regional Medical Programs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This very comprehensive and interesting website on the Regional Medical Programs (RMP) of the 1960's and 70's was developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine-National Institutes of Health. Of particular value to researchers is the archival database which "currently contains some 1,500 indexed and scanned documents, representing approximately 40,000 pages," and offers alphabetical, chronological, general, and fielded search options. This website also includes a photo gallery with good-quality images, an annotated _History of Regional Medical Programs_ monograph by Dr. Stephen P. Strickland, an extensive bibliography and more.

261

Five-year program strategy for Great Lakes National Program Office, 1986-1990  

SciTech Connect

This document lays out a five-year program strategy for the Great Lakes National Program Office of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This office coordinates with other EPA programs and with other agencies to support activities that benefit the Great Lakes and assist implementation of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement with Canada. The program strategy has two purposes. One is to inform other EPA programs, federal agencies and the states how the Great Lakes Office will address its longterm goals from 1986 to 1990.

Wise, P.L.; Fuller, K.; Botts, L.

1985-08-01

262

50 CFR 86.11 - What does the national BIG Program do?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 false What does the national BIG Program do? 86.11 Section 86.11...PROGRAM BOATING INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT (BIG) PROGRAM General Information About the...Program § 86.11 What does the national BIG Program do? This program provides...

2013-10-01

263

50 CFR 86.11 - What does the national BIG Program do?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-10-01 false What does the national BIG Program do? 86.11 Section 86.11...PROGRAM BOATING INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT (BIG) PROGRAM General Information About the...Program § 86.11 What does the national BIG Program do? This program provides...

2009-10-01

264

50 CFR 86.11 - What does the national BIG Program do?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false What does the national BIG Program do? 86.11 Section 86.11...PROGRAM BOATING INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT (BIG) PROGRAM General Information About the...Program § 86.11 What does the national BIG Program do? This program provides...

2010-10-01

265

A Levels-of-Evidence Approach for Assessing Cumulative Ecosystem Response to Estuary and River Restoration Programs  

SciTech Connect

Even though large-scale ecological restoration programs are beginning to supplement isolated projects implemented on rivers and tidal waterways, the effects of restoration success often continue to be evaluated at project scales or by integration in an additive manner. Today our scientific understanding is sufficient that we can begin to apply lessons learnt from assessing cumulative impacts of anthropogenic stressors on ecosystems to the assessment of ecological restoration. Integration of this knowledge has the potential to increase the efficacy of restoration projects conducted at several locations but co-managed within the confines of a larger integrative program. We introduce here a framework based on a levels-of-evidence approach that facilitates assessment of the cumulative landscape effects of individual restoration actions taken at many different locations. It incorporates data collection at restoration and reference sites, hydrodynamic modeling, geographic information systems, and meta-analyses in a five-stage process: design, data, analysis, synthesis and evaluation, and application. This framework evolved from the need to evaluate the efficacy of restoration projects designed to increase rearing habitat for outmigrating juvenile salmonids, which are being implemented in numerous wetlands on the 235-km tidal portion of the Columbia River, U.S.A.

Diefenderfer, Heida L.; Thom, Ronald M.; Johnson, Gary E.; Skalski, J. R.; Vogt, Kristiina A.; Ebberts, Blaine D.; Roegner, G. Curtis; Dawley, Earl

2011-03-01

266

Future of the US National Strong-Motion Program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

These reports are presented in response to a charge of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (EHRP) Program Council of the U.S. Geological Survey to 'define the future of the USGS National Strong-Motion Program (NSMP)' (Appendix A). The council requested that a 'Vision Paper' and an 'Options Document' be prepared. Each of these reports is a separate document. The 'Executive Summary' of both reports is presented here under separate cover. The content of the reports and the executive summary is organized to the extent possible according to the main charges of the EHRP Program Council. Detailed evaluation of charges and questions posed by the Council with the benefit of modern GIS tools and the recent deliberations of three national workshops have yielded substantial new insight regarding the status of strong-motion measurement in the US. These reports are intended as an objective evaluation of the nation's need and capability to record the next major earthquake at locations of most significance for public safety.

Committee for the Future of the US National Strong-Motion Program

1997-01-01

267

Addressing a nation's challenge: graduate programs in gerontology in Israel.  

PubMed

Like other developed nations, Israel has rapidly aged. This demographic revolution has created new challenges for Israeli society. We describe the societal background, including the emerging societal needs, solutions, and problems, as well as the professional principles, which guided us in developing the first two Israeli academic programs in gerontology in Beer-Sheva and Haifa. We further discuss the structures of both programs and their accomplishments. Although both programs were guided by identical needs and principles, geared toward the same multidisciplinary target population, and are dynamic and responsive to the emerging needs and difficulties, they differ in structure. While Haifa's program is flexible, Beer-Sheva's program is structured and divided into three distinct programs, of which only one-the research track-is designed and tailored to the students' interest. The two programs have contributed to increasing interest and research in aging in Israel, enhancing professional cooperation within the universities and with the international scientific community, opening the labor market for the programs' graduates, creating fruitful collaborations with community services, and accelerating the improvement of elderly quality of care. PMID:17347110

Carmel, Sara; Lowenstein, Ariela

2007-01-01

268

Cultural Diversity and the National Parks: Working Together for Change. The National Parks Community Partners Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guidebook was developed to assist in the creation of partnerships. It discusses some of the best practices and lessons learned in the program's first year, and gives novice community-based organizers a sense of how effective partnerships can be formed. The guidebook will help the more experienced organizers of National Park Service employees…

Spears, Alan

269

NEW HORIZONS FOR THE NATIONAL HIGH-ALTITUDE PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The National High-Altitude Photography Program (NHAP) is a multi-Federal agency activity to acquire uniform imagery for the establishment of a national high-altitude photographic data base. Since the inception of NHAP in 1980, black-and-white and color infrared stereoscopic imagery has been acquired for about 50% of the 3,000,000 square miles in the conterminous United States. An additional 40% of the 48-State area is under contract to private aerial survey firms, and the sixth and final contract to achieve complete once-over coverage will be awarded early in 1985. Extensive use has been made of the newly established data base. The participating agencies have begun studies to define the requirements for a maintenance program which would provide cyclic coverage of the conterminous United States and imagery for specific agency needs.

Bermel, Peter, F.

1983-01-01

270

The USA National Phenology Network: A national science and monitoring program for understanding climate change  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Patterns of phenology for plants and animals control ecosystem processes, determine land surface properties, control biosphere-atmosphere interactions, and affect food production, health, conservation, and recreation. Although phenological data and models have applications related to scientific research, education and outreach, agriculture, tourism and recreation, human health, and natural resource conservation and management, until recently there was no coordinated effort to understand phenology at the national scale in the United States. The USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN; www.usanpn.org), established in 2007, is an emerging and exciting partnership between federal agencies, the academic community, and the general public to establish a national science and monitoring initiative focused on phenology. The first year of operation of USA-NPN produced many new phenology products and venues for phenology research and citizen involvement. Products include a new web-site (www.usanpn.org) that went live in June 2008; the web-site includes a tool for on-line data entry, and serves as a clearinghouse for products and information to facilitate research and communication related to phenology. The new core Plant Phenology Program includes profiles for 200 vetted local, regional, and national plant species with descriptions and (BBCH-consistent) monitoring protocols, as well as templates for addition of new species. A partnership program describes how other monitoring networks can engage with USA-NPN to collect, manage or disseminate phenological information for science, health, education, management or predictive service applications. Project BudBurst, a USA-NPN field campaign for citizen scientists, went live in February 2008, and now includes over 3000 registered observers monitoring 4000 plants across the nation. For 2009 and beyond, we will initiate a new Wildlife Phenology Program, create an on-line clearing-house for phenology education and outreach, strengthen our national land surface phenology program, continue the development of regional phenology networks, and improve tools for data entry, download and visualization.

Weltzin, J.

2009-04-01

271

Estuarine Science: All About Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Estuaries are partially enclosed bodies of water along coastlines where fresh water and salt water meet and mix. They act as a transition zone between oceans and continents. This site examines various aspects of estuaries, focusing on the geological features that make an estuary, as well as the water circulation patterns by which they are classified. It also has a section that allows the user to access additional text and graphics on many of the estuaries of the world.

272

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coral Reef Conservation Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This NOAA program supports effective management and sound science to preserve, sustain and restore valuable coral reef ecosystems. Students can read about the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, learn more about local and national coral reef action strategies, and find links to more information on coral reefs. The site also offers a search for publications and data and a general search of the site.

273

Responses of Forests to Atmospheric Deposition. National Research Plan for the Forest Response Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The document presents the national research plan for the Forest Response Program. The introduction provides an overview, a statement of the program objective, and a brief description of the program's organizational structure. A Program Foundations section...

A. Carey A. C. Janetos R. Blair

1986-01-01

274

Evaluation of the National Science Foundation's Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement (UFE) Program  

NSF Publications Database

... EVALUATION OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION'S UNDERGRADUATE FACULTY ENHANCEMENT (UFE) PROGRAM ... and Human Resources National Science Foundation Contents (PDF) 23k Executive Summary (PDF) 29k I ...

275

Multi-Scale Action Effectiveness Research in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary, 2011 - FINAL ANNUAL REPORT  

SciTech Connect

The study reported here was conducted by researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), the University of Washington (UW), and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (USACE). This research project was initiated in 2007 by the Bonneville Power Administration to investigate critical uncertainties regarding juvenile salmon ecology in shallow tidal freshwater habitats of the lower Columbia River. However, as part of the Washington Memorandum of Agreement, the project was transferred to the USACE in 2010. In transferring from BPA to the USACE, the focus of the tidal freshwater research project shifted from fundamental ecology toward the effectiveness of restoration in the Lower Columbia River and estuary (LCRE). The research is conducted within the Action Agencies Columbia Estuary Ecosystem Restoration Program (CEERP). Data reported herein spans the time period May 2010 to September 2011.

Sather, Nichole K.; Storch, Adam; Johnson, Gary E.; Teel, D. J.; Skalski, J. R.; Bryson, Amanda J.; Kaufmann, Ronald M.; Woodruff, Dana L.; Blaine, Jennifer; Kuligowski, D. R.; Kropp, Roy K.; Dawley, Earl M.

2012-05-31

276

Cost effectiveness of Iran national plasma contract fractionation program  

PubMed Central

Plasma derived medicines (PDM) including immunoglobulins, clotting factors and albumin are life saving medicines which due to their high costs are inaccessible for many patients living in developing countries. By contrary substantial volume of plasma as raw materials for production of these medicines are discarded worldwide. Good quality recovered plasma, as a result of separation of donated blood into its components, could be used for production of PDM. In 2011 Iranian donors donated about 2 million units of blood. A shift from administration of whole blood to components therapy has resulted in the generation of over 250,000 liters of surplus of recovered plasma. This created a good opportunity for Iran’s health care system to use this plasma for production of PDM. Therefore Iran national transfusion service has started a contract fractionation program for converting recovered plasma into PDM. This program not only provided essential PDM for Iran pharmaceutical market but also has created a direct saving of about 8.5 million Euros in 2011 for national health sector. In addition this program has drastically contributed to improvement of overall quality of working procedures and services provided by Iran national blood transfusion organization.

2012-01-01

277

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

"Know the Earth.Show the Way." In fulfillment of its vision, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) provides geospatial intelligence in all its forms and from whatever source-imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial data and information-to ensure the knowledge foundation for planning, decision, and action. To achieve this, NGA conducts a multi-disciplinary program of basic research in geospatial intelligence topics through grants and fellowships to the leading investigators, research universities, and colleges of the nation. This research provides the fundamental science support to NGA's applied and advanced research programs. The major components of the NGA Academic Research Program (NARP) are: - NGA University Research Initiatives (NURI): Three-year basic research grants awarded competitively to the best investigators across the US academic community. Topics are selected to provide the scientific basis for advanced and applied research in NGA core disciplines. - Historically Black College and University - Minority Institution Research Initiatives (HBCU-MI): Two-year basic research grants awarded competitively to the best investigators at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Minority Institutions across the US academic community. - Director of Central Intelligence Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships: Fellowships providing access to advanced research in science and technology applicable to the intelligence community's mission. The program provides a pool of researchers to support future intelligence community needs and develops long-term relationships with researchers as they move into career positions. This paper provides information about the NGA Academic Research Program, the projects it supports and how other researchers and institutions can apply for grants under the program.

Loomer, S. A.

2004-12-01

278

National Evaluation of the Weatherization Assistance Program: Preliminary Evaluation Plan for Program Year 2006  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Weatherization Assistance Program was created by Congress in 1976 under Title IV of the Energy Conservation and Production Act. The purpose and scope of the Program as currently stated in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 10CFR 440.1 is 'to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, reduce their total residential expenditures, and improve their health and safety, especially low-income persons who are particularly vulnerable such as the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, high residential energy users, and households with high energy burden' (Code of Federal Regulations, 2005). DOE sponsored a comprehensive evaluation of the Program in the early 1990's to provide policy makers and program implementers with up-to-date and reliable information they needed for effective decision making and cost-effective operations. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) managed the five part study which was based primarily on data from Program Year (PY) 1989 and supplemented by data from 1991-92 (Brown, Berry, and Kinney, 1994). In more recent years, ORNL has conducted four metaevaluations of the Program's energy savings using studies conducted by individual states between the years 1990-1996 (Berry, 1997), 1996-1998 (Schweitzer and Berry, 1999), 1993-2002 (Berry and Schweitzer, 2003), and 1993-2005 (Schweitzer, 2005). DOE announced through its Weatherization Program Notice 05-1 (DOE, 2004) that it would undertake a new national evaluation of the Program because the Program that was evaluated comprehensively in the early 1990's is vastly different from the Program of today. The Program has incorporated new funding sources, management principles, audit procedures, and energy-efficiency measures in response to findings and recommendations resulting from the 1989 National Evaluation, the Weatherization Plus strategic planning process, and other federal, state, and local initiatives. For example, the use of computerized audits has increased, cooling and baseload measures have been added, weatherization approaches tailored to the unique construction characteristics of mobile homes have been developed, the weatherization of large multifamily buildings has expanded and become more sophisticated, the flexibility to improve 'energy-related' health and safety has been provided, and leveraging with utilities, other state programs, and owners of large multifamily buildings has increased considerably. The Department of Energy tasked ORNL with planning the new evaluation in light of its experience in conducting the previous national evaluation and the metaevaluations. This preliminary evaluation plan, developed by ORNL, documents how the new national evaluation will be performed. In the remaining portion of this section, the purpose and fundamental questions the evaluation will address are identified and how these questions were derived is discussed.

Ternes, Mark P [ORNL; Schweitzer, Martin [ORNL; Tonn, Bruce Edward [ORNL; Schmoyer, Richard L [ORNL; Eisenberg, Joel Fred [ORNL

2007-02-01

279

Examination of Financial Statements of the National Flood Insurance Program as of December 31, 1977.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report provides a brief legislative history of the National Flood Insurance Program. An assessment of the financial statements for the National Flood Insurers Association which adminsters the program is presented.

1979-01-01

280

77 FR 5415 - National Organic Program: Notice of Draft Guidance for Accredited Certifying Agents, Certified...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...AMS-NOP-11-0073; NOP-11-14] National Organic Program: Notice of Draft Guidance for...Non-Certified Handlers of Certified Organic Products AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing...SUMMARY: The National Organic Program (NOP) is announcing the...

2012-02-03

281

National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) Calibration Laboratories Technical Guide for Dimensional Measurements. 2003 Edition.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Calibration Laboratories Accreditation Program was developed by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a result of interest from private industry and at the reque...

C. D. Faison C. S. Brickenkamp

2003-01-01

282

45 CFR 4.6 - Materials related to petitions under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...related to petitions under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. 4.6...related to petitions under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Notwithstanding...served upon the Director, Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation, Office of...

2013-10-01

283

34 CFR 656.1 - What is the National Resource Centers Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTERS PROGRAM FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND AREA STUDIES OR FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES General § 656...National Resource Centers Program for Foreign Language and Areas Studies or Foreign Language...

2013-07-01

284

75 FR 12253 - National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) Advisory Committee  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Geological Survey National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) Advisory Committee AGENCY...planning and implementation of the geologic mapping and data preservation programs. The Committee...the purposes of the National Geological Mapping Act of 1992; the Federal, State,...

2010-03-15

285

77 FR 10542 - Revision of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines AGENCY...The National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) is designed to facilitate...among other things, that periodic exercises take place to test oil spill...

2012-02-22

286

76 FR 45281 - National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2011-0020] National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance...Mitigation Administrator, Insurance National Flood Insurance Program, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of...

2011-07-28

287

77 FR 50706 - National Flood Insurance Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2012-0012] National Flood Insurance Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement...circumstances caused by the passage of a 5- year National Flood Insurance Program reauthorization (See Biggert- Waters...

2012-08-22

288

20 CFR 664.240 - May a local program use eligibility for free lunches under the National School Lunch Program as a...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...free lunches under the National School Lunch Program as a substitute for the...free lunches under the National School Lunch Program as a substitute for the...eligibility under the National School Lunch Program are not the same as...

2009-04-01

289

20 CFR 664.240 - May a local program use eligibility for free lunches under the National School Lunch Program as a...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...free lunches under the National School Lunch Program as a substitute for the...free lunches under the National School Lunch Program as a substitute for the...eligibility under the National School Lunch Program are not the same as...

2010-04-01

290

20 CFR 664.240 - May a local program use eligibility for free lunches under the National School Lunch Program as a...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...free lunches under the National School Lunch Program as a substitute for the...free lunches under the National School Lunch Program as a substitute for the...eligibility under the National School Lunch Program are not the same as...

2013-04-01

291

20 CFR 664.240 - May a local program use eligibility for free lunches under the National School Lunch Program as a...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...free lunches under the National School Lunch Program as a substitute for the...free lunches under the National School Lunch Program as a substitute for the...eligibility under the National School Lunch Program are not the same as...

2014-04-01

292

20 CFR 664.240 - May a local program use eligibility for free lunches under the National School Lunch Program as a...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...free lunches under the National School Lunch Program as a substitute for the...free lunches under the National School Lunch Program as a substitute for the...eligibility under the National School Lunch Program are not the same as...

2012-04-01

293

Flow Induced Vibration Program at Argonne National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Argonne National Laboratory has had a Flow Induced Vibration Program since 1967; the Program currently resides in the Laboratory's Components Technology Division. Throughout its existence, the overall objective of the program has been to develop and apply new and/or improved methods of analysis and testing for the design evaluation of nuclear reactor plant components and heat exchange equipment from the standpoint of flow induced vibration. Historically, the majority of the program activities have been funded by the US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA), and Department of Energy (DOE). Current DOE funding is from the Breeder Mechanical Component Development Division, Office of Breeder Technology Projects; Energy Conversion and Utilization Technology (ECUT) Program, Office of Energy Systems Research; and Division of Engineering, Mathematical and Geosciences, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Testing of Clinch River Breeder Reactor upper plenum components has been funded by the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Plant (CRBRP) Project Office. Work has also been performed under contract with Foster Wheeler, General Electric, Duke Power Company, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Westinghouse.

Not Available

1984-01-01

294

Funding Programs and Grant-Making Agencies: National Endowment for the Humanities; Institute of Museum and Library Services Library Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Includes reports from the National Endowment for the Humanities, discussing grants, federal-state partnerships, and a directory of state humanities councils; and from the Institute of Museum and Library Services Library Programs, including state-administered programs, funding, national leadership grant awards, Native American grants, and national

Phelps, Thomas C.; Martin, Robert S.

2003-01-01

295

National Space Weather Program Releases Strategy for the New Decade  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The National Space Weather Program (NSWP; http://www.nswp.gov) is a U.S. federal government interagency program established by the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology (OFCM) in 1995 to coordinate, collaborate, and leverage capabilities across stakeholder agencies, including space weather researchers, service providers, users, policy makers, and funding agencies, to improve the performance of the space weather enterprise for the United States and its international partners. Two important documents released in recent months have established a framework and the vision, goals, and strategy to move the enterprise forward in the next decade. The U.S. federal agency members of the NSWP include the departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, Interior, State, and Transportation, plus NASA, the National Science Foundation, and observers from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The OFCM is also working with the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency to formally join the program.

Williamson, Samuel P.; Babcock, Michael R.; Bonadonna, Michael F.

2010-12-01

296

National Program Plan Fuel Cells in Transportation. Executive Summary  

SciTech Connect

Fuel cells are being developed for application in the transportation sector because they will convert hydrogen to electric power at high efficiencies with virtually no detrimental environmental impact. To realize these energy, environmental, and economic benefits, developers of FCVs need to (1) reduce the size and weight of current designs, (2) develop fuel cell propulsion systems with rapid start-up and greater load-following capability, (3) reduce system cost and/or improve performance, and (4) utilize alternative fuels to a large extent. This Plan addresses the FCV-related requirements of the Energy Act, describing a development program for light- and heavy-duty propulsion systems, a basic R&D program on fuel cell technology that is separate from, but feeds into, the system development activities, and supporting analyses. Implementation of the Program Plan by means of industry/government alliances will accelerate the commercialization of FCVs. In the long term, the successful deployment of large numbers of FCVs promises to eliminate the transportation sector as a major contributor to the nation`s environmental problems.

Not Available

1993-02-01

297

32 CFR 2004.20 - National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM)  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

[Title 32 CFR 2004.20] [Code of Federal Regulations...OFFICE, NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND] [Part 2004 - NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL SECURITY PROGRAM...1] [Subpart B - Operations] [Sec. 2004.20 - National Industrial Security...

2009-07-01

298

77 FR 16802 - National Organic Program Notice of Request for New Information Collection  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...AMS-NOP-12-0011; NOP-12-05] National Organic Program Notice of Request for New Information...new information collection: National Organic Program (NOP); NOP Import Certificate...Agricultural Marketing Specialist, National Organic Program, AMS/USDA, 1400 [[Page...

2012-03-22

299

75 FR 29967 - National Organic Program Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...AMS-NOP-10-0046; NOP-10-02] National Organic Program Request for an Extension of a...approved information collection National Organic Program (NOP) Record Keeping Requirements...Agricultural Marketing Specialist, National Organic Program, AMS/USDA, 1400...

2010-05-28

300

44 CFR Appendix B to Part 62 - National Flood Insurance Program  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-10-01 false National Flood Insurance Program B Appendix B to...INSURANCE AND HAZARD MITIGATION National Flood Insurance Program SALE OF INSURANCE...B Appendix B to Part 62âNational Flood Insurance Program A Plan to...

2013-10-01

301

44 CFR Appendix B to Part 62 - National Flood Insurance Program  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false National Flood Insurance Program B Appendix B to Part...AND HAZARD MITIGATION National Flood Insurance Program SALE OF INSURANCE AND...Appendix B to Part 62âNational Flood Insurance Program A Plan to...

2010-10-01

302

44 CFR Appendix B to Part 62 - National Flood Insurance Program  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-10-01 false National Flood Insurance Program B Appendix B to Part...AND HAZARD MITIGATION National Flood Insurance Program SALE OF INSURANCE AND...Appendix B to Part 62âNational Flood Insurance Program A Plan to...

2009-10-01

303

National Report on the NASA Sounding Rocket and Balloon Programs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The U. S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Sounding Rockets and Balloon Programs conduct a total of 30 to 40 missions per year in support of the NASA scientific community and other users. The NASA Sounding Rockets Program supports the science community by integrating their experiments into the sounding rocket payloads, and providing both the rocket vehicle and launch operations services. Activities since 2011 have included two flights from Andoya Rocket Range, more than eight flights from White Sands Missile Range, approximately sixteen flights from Wallops Flight Facility, two flights from Poker Flat Research Range, and four flights from Kwajalein Atoll. Other activities included the final developmental flight of the Terrier-Improved Malemute launch vehicle, a test flight of the Talos-Terrier-Oriole launch vehicle, and a host of smaller activities to improve program support capabilities. Several operational missions have utilized the new Terrier-Malemute vehicle. The NASA Sounding Rockets Program is currently engaged in the development of a new sustainer motor known as the Peregrine. The Peregrine development effort will involve one static firing and three flight tests with a target completion data of August 2014. The NASA Balloon Program supported numerous scientific and developmental missions since its last report. The program conducted flights from the U.S., Sweden, Australia, and Antarctica utilizing standard and experimental vehicles. Of particular note are the successful test flights of the Wallops Arc Second Pointer (WASP), the successful demonstration of a medium-size Super Pressure Balloon (SPB), and most recently, three simultaneous missions aloft over Antarctica. NASA continues its successful incremental design qualification program and will support a science mission aboard WASP in late 2013 and a science mission aboard the SPB in early 2015. NASA has also embarked on an intra-agency collaboration to launch a rocket from a balloon to conduct supersonic decelerator tests. An overview of NASA's Sounding Rockets and Balloon Operations, Technology Development and Science support activities will be presented.

Eberspeaker, Philip; Fairbrother, Debora

2013-01-01

304

Descriptive Study of AmeriCorps Literacy Programs: State and National. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

AmeriCorps is composed of three programs, State and National; National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC); and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). The focus of this report is on the AmeriCorps State/National program. Education-related activities have been a priority for AmeriCorps' parent organization, the National Corporation for Public…

Moss, Marc; Hiller, Jordan; Moore, Douglas

305

National NIF Diagnostic Program Fiscal Year 2002 Third Quarter Report  

SciTech Connect

Since October 2001, the development of the facility diagnostics for NIF has been funded by the NIF Director through the National NIF Diagnostic Program (NNDP). The current emphasis of the NNDP is on diagnostics for the early NIF quad scheduled to be available for experiment commissioning in FY03. During the past nine months, the NNDP has set in place processes for funding diagnostics, developing requirements for diagnostics, design reviews, and monthly status reporting. Work has been funded at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), and Bechtel Nevada at Los Alamos and Santa Barbara. There are no major technical risks with the early diagnostics. The main concerns relate to integration of the diagnostics into the facility; all such issues are being worked. This report is organized to show the schedule and budget status and a summary of Change Control Board actions for the past three months. The following sections then provide short descriptions of the status of each diagnostic. Where design reviews or requirements documents are cited, the documents are available on the Diagnostics file server or on request.

MacGowan, B

2002-07-01

306

Future programs at the National Library of Medicine.  

PubMed Central

The future of the National Library of Medicine will be shaped by a number of scientific, technical, and social influences. Among these are the continuing rapid development of computer technology and storage systems. Artificial intelligence techniques, factual databases, the emergence of medical informatics as a formal discipline, and the development of Integrated Academic Information Management Systems (IAIMS) are also important influences on the direction of the library. Public policy issues will influence the future of NLM--among them, sharing of scientific information between nations and the role of federal agencies in dissemination of information domestically. The formal, long-range plan now being prepared for the library by panels of expert advisers will be a guide for future programs and goals.

Lindberg, D A; Riecken, H W

1986-01-01

307

Dual benefit robotics programs at Sandia National Laboratories  

SciTech Connect

Sandia National Laboratories has one of the largest integrated robotics laboratories in the United States. Projects include research, development, and application of one-of-a-kind systems, primarily for the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. This work has been underway for more than 10 years. It began with on-site activities that required remote operation, such as reactor and nuclear waste handling. Special purpose robot systems were developed using existing commercial manipulators and fixtures and programs designed in-house. These systems were used in applications such as servicing the Sandia pulsed reactor and inspecting remote roof bolts in an underground radioactive waste disposal facility. In the beginning, robotics was a small effort, but with increasing attention to the use of robots for hazardous operations, efforts now involve a staff of more than 100 people working in a broad robotics research, development, and applications program that has access to more than 30 robotics systems.

Jones, A.T.

1994-09-01

308

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Waste Minimization Program Plan  

SciTech Connect

This Program Plan document describes the background of the Waste Minimization field at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and refers to the significant studies that have impacted on legislative efforts, both at the federal and state levels. A short history of formal LLNL waste minimization efforts is provided. Also included are general findings from analysis of work to date, with emphasis on source reduction findings. A short summary is provided on current regulations and probable future legislation which may impact on waste minimization methodology. The LLN Waste Minimization Program Plan is designed to be dynamic and flexible so as to meet current regulations, and yet is able to respond to an everchanging regulatory environment. 19 refs., 12 figs., 8 tabs.

Heckman, R.A. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)); Tang, W.R. (Bechtel National, Inc., San Francisco, CA (USA))

1989-08-04

309

New horizons for the national high-altitude photography program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The National High-Altitude Photography Program (NHAP) is a multi-Federal agency activity to acquire uniform imagery for the establishment of a national high-altitude photographic data base. Federal agencies participating in NHAP have pooled their resources and consolidated photographic requirements in a systematic 6-year effort that will minimize duplication of photographic programs, reduce overall Federal expenditures for aerial photography, and provide imagery for a wide range of public and private users, The U.S. Geological Survey has the lead coordination role and shares, with the other participating agencies, the responsibility for funding the acquisition of photography. Since the inception of NHAP in 1980, black-and-white and color infrared stereoscopic imagery has been acquired for about 50% of the 3,000,000 square miles in the conterminous United States. An additional 40% of the 48-State area is under contract to provide aerial survey firms, and the sixth and final contract to achieve complete once-over coverage will be awarded early in 1985. Extensive use has been made of the newly established data base for mapping, landform studies, land use planning, natural resource inventory, evaluation and management, engineering, and education. In anticipation of the completion of once-over coverage, the participating agencies have begun studies to define the requirements for a maintenance program which would provide cyclic coverage of the conterminous United States and imagery for specific agency needs. Although continued funding at the same level is not assured, under consideration are requirements for new cameras, films, and other remote sensors, photographic parameters, and extension of program coverage to Alaska, Hawaii, and outlying areas. In addition, new applications of the data base to prepare cartographic map and data products are being investigated. It is becoming increasingly clear that some major decision needs to be made soon if a NHAP II is to begin in 1986.

Bermel, Peter F.

1983-01-01

310

The Polar Cyberinfrastructure Program at the National Science Foundation (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Polar Cyberinfrastructure Program at the Division of Polar Programs at the National Science foundation (NSF) is part of a cross-foundation initiative, the Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21). This initiative supports the building of a comprehensive, integrated, secure and sustainable cyberinfrastructure necessary to support complex science and engineering research, supporting the development of a broad range of computational and data-enabled scientists and engineers, and assisting and encouraging their careers. The main goal of the Polar Cyberinfrastructure Program is the advance of discovery, research and education across both the Arctic and Antarctic disciplines through the integration of cyberinfrastructure and polar research and activities. The integration of updated computing, data management, information, networking, sensor and software technologies into polar research is one aspect of the evolution of a polar cyberinfrastructure. Data-enabled discoveries, the storage and distribution of large complex data sets and the continuity to access long-lived publicly accessible data sets are some examples of outcomes. In this talk I will provide an overview of the previous and currently funded research activities with the program. I will also summarize the outcome of an NSF-funded Workshop on Polar Cyberinfrastructure and will discuss potential areas of future programmatic investments.

Tedesco, M.

2013-12-01

311

Profiles of Participants in the National School Lunch Program: Data from Two National Surveys. Economic Information Bulletin Number 17  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) serves more than 29 million children each day, but there is little information on the characteristics of those children. This study reports new estimates of NSLP participant characteristics using two national surveys: the 2001 Panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and the 1999-2002…

Newman, Constance; Ralston, Katherine

2006-01-01

312

48 CFR 52.211-14 - Notice of Priority Rating for National Defense, Emergency Preparedness, and Energy Program Use.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Rating for National Defense, Emergency Preparedness, and Energy Program Use...Rating for National Defense, Emergency Preparedness, and Energy Program Use...Rating for National Defense, Emergency Preparedness, and Energy Program Use...

2010-10-01

313

48 CFR 52.211-14 - Notice of Priority Rating for National Defense, Emergency Preparedness, and Energy Program Use.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Rating for National Defense, Emergency Preparedness, and Energy Program Use...Rating for National Defense, Emergency Preparedness, and Energy Program Use...Rating for National Defense, Emergency Preparedness, and Energy Program Use...

2009-10-01

314

20 CFR 669.130 - What unit within the Department administers the National Farmworker Jobs Program funded under WIA...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Department administers the National Farmworker Jobs Program funded under WIA section 167...LABOR (CONTINUED) NATIONAL FARMWORKER JOBS PROGRAM UNDER TITLE I OF THE WORKFORCE...Department administers the National Farmworker Jobs Program funded under WIA section...

2013-04-01

315

75 FR 5296 - Office of Postsecondary Education; Overview Information; National Resource Centers (NRC) Program...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Overview Information; National Resource Centers (NRC) Program for Foreign Language and Area Studies or Foreign Language and International Studies Program and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Program; Notice Inviting...

2010-02-02

316

Math and science education programs from the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

This booklet reviews math and science education programs at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). The programs can be categorized into six groups: teacher programs; science laboratories for students; student programs; education outreach programs; INEL Public Affairs Office; and programs for college faculty and students.

Not Available

1991-01-01

317

Data from the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) Networks  

DOE Data Explorer

The National Atmospheric Deposition Program/National Trends Network (NADP/NTN) is a nationwide network of sites collecting data on the chemistry of precipitation for monitoring of geographical and temporal long-term trends. The precipitation at each station is collected weekly according to strict clean-handling procedures. It is then sent to the Central Analytical Laboratory where it is analyzed for hydrogen (acidity as pH), sulfate, nitrate, ammonium, chloride, and base cations (such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium). The network is a cooperative effort between many different groups, including the State Agricultural Experiment Stations, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and numerous other governmental and private entities. DOE is one of these cooperating agencies, though it plays a smaller funding role than some of the other federal sources. Since 1978, the NADP/NTN has grown from 22 stations to over 250 sites spanning the continental United States, Alaska, and Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The National Atmospheric Deposition Program has also expanded its sampling to two additional networks: 1) the Mercury Deposition Network (MDN), currently with over 90 sites, was formed in 1995 to collect weekly samples of precipitation which are analyzed by Frontier Geosciences for total mercury, and 2) the Atmospheric Integrated Research Monitoring Network (AIRMoN), formed for the purpose of studying precipitation chemistry trends with greater temporal resolution than the NTN. [taken from the NADP History and Overview page at http://nadp.sws.uiuc.edu/nadpoverview.asp Data from these networks are freely available in via customized search interfaces linked to interactive maps of the stations in the three networks. Animated Isopleth maps in Flash and PowerPoint are also available to display concentrations and depositions various substances such as sulfate, nitrate, etc. (Specialized Interface)

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National Survey of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Participants on Environmental Effects, Wildlife Issues, and Vegetation Management on Program Lands.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A national survey of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contractees was completed to obtain information about environmental and social effects of the program on participants, farms, and communities. Of interest were observations concerning wildlife, attit...

A. W. Allen M. W. Vanderever

2003-01-01

319

A National Survey of Mentoring Programs for KL2 Scholars  

PubMed Central

There is limited information on how academic institutions support effective mentoring practices for new investigators. A national semi-structured telephone interview was conducted to assess current “state of the art” mentoring practices for KL2 scholars among the 46 institutions participating in the Clinical Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Consortium. Mentoring practices examined included: mentor selection, articulating and aligning expectations, assessing the mentoring relationship, and mentor training. Telephone interviews were conducted in winter/fall 2009, with 100% of the CTSAs funded (n = 46) through 2009, participating in the survey. Primary findings include: five programs selected mentors for K scholars, 14 programs used mentor contracts to define expectations, 16 programs reported formal mentor evaluation, 10 offered financial incentives to mentors, and 13 offered formal mentoring training. The interviews found considerable variation in mentoring practices for training new investigators among the 46 CTSAs. There was also limited consensus on “what works” and what are the core elements of “effective mentoring practices. Empirical research is needed to help research leaders decide on where and how to place resources related to mentoring.

Silet, Karin A.; Asquith, Pamela; Fleming, Michael F.

2011-01-01

320

National Immunization Program in Iran: whys and why nots.  

PubMed

The national immunization program of Iran has played an important role in achievements toward the control, elimination and eradication of some important infectious diseases. However, there are challenges regarding both diseases covered by the program and the type of vaccine or route of delivery, which are discussed in this Commentary. The current immunization program does not provide vaccines for rotavirus, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), varicella, pneumococcal and influenza. There are also issues regarding use of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) instead of inactivated vaccine (IPV) and whole cell pertussis (wP) instead of acellular pertussis vaccine (aP). We have reviewed the evidence regarding these immunization issues; it seems that at least for rotavirus and Hib, there is sufficient evidence regarding the efficiency of vaccination in Iran. OPV is currently preferred because of the endemic situation of polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan (eastern neighbors) and considerations of efficiency. More data are needed for the analysis of policies on pneumococcal and influenza vaccines and aP vaccine. PMID:23442584

Moradi-Lakeh, Maziar; Esteghamati, Abdoulreza

2013-01-01

321

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2013-07-01

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REGIONAL TRANSPORT AND SECONDARY SPREAD OF INVASIVE SPECIES ACROSS PACIFIC ESTUARIES  

EPA Science Inventory

San Francisco Bay is considered to be the most highly invaded estuary in North America, and is suspected of acting as a local source pool for secondary invasions of other Pacific estuaries. With support from the Regional Applied Research Effort programs in EPA Regions 9 and 10, ...

323

Idaho National Engineering Laboratory decontamination and decommissioning robotics development program  

SciTech Connect

As part of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) Robotics Technology Development Program (RTDP) Decontamination & Decommissioning (D&D) robotics program, a task was designed to integrate the plasma arc cutting technology being developed under the Waste Facility Operations (WFO) robotics program into D&D cutting applications. The plasma arc cutting technology is based upon the use of a high energy plasma torch to cut metallic objects. Traditionally, D&D workers removing equipment and processes from a facility have used plasma arc cutting to accomplish this task. The worker is required to don a protective suit to shield from the high electromagnetic energy released from the cutting operation. Additionally, the worker is required to don protective clothing to shield against the radioactive materials and contamination. This protective clothing can become restrictive and cumbersome to work in. Because some of the work areas contain high levels of radiation, the worker is not allowed to dwell in the environment for sustained periods of time. To help alleviate some of the burdens required to accomplish this task, reduce or eliminate the safety hazardous to the worker, and reduce the overall cost of remediation, a program was established though the Office of Technology Development (OTD) to design and develop a robotic system capable of performing cutting operations using a plasma arc torch. Several D&D tasks were identified having potential for use of the plasma arc cutting technology. The tasks listed below were chosen to represent common D&D type activities where the plasma arc cutting technology can be applied.

McKay, M.D.

1993-04-01

324

Toward a national fuels mapping strategy: Lessons from selected mapping programs  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The establishment of a robust national fuels mapping program must be based on pertinent lessons from relevant national mapping programs. Many large-area mapping programs are under way in numerous Federal agencies. Each of these programs follows unique strategies to achieve mapping goals and objectives. Implementation approaches range from highly centralized programs that use tightly integrated standards and dedicated staff, to dispersed programs that permit considerable flexibility. One model facilitates national consistency, while the other allows accommodation of locally relevant conditions and issues. An examination of the programmatic strategies of four national vegetation and land cover mapping initiatives can identify the unique approaches, accomplishments, and lessons of each that should be considered in the design of a national fuel mapping program. The first three programs are the U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program, the U.S. Geological Survey National Land Cover Characterization Program, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Survey National Wetlands Inventory. A fourth program, the interagency Multiresolution Land Characterization Program, offers insights in the use of partnerships to accomplish mapping goals. Collectively, the programs provide lessons, guiding principles, and other basic concepts that can be used to design a successful national fuels mapping initiative. Keywords: vegetation, land cover, fuels, mapping, United States, remote sensing.

Loveland, T. R.

2001-01-01

325

Waterquantity and -Quality Research for the Rhine-Meuse Estuary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In commission of the Dutch Government (Ministry of Public Works), the Delft Hydraulics Laboratory carries out a long term research program on the water quantity and water quality of the Rhine-Meuse estuary. The research program has to provide the necessar...

A. Roelfzema M. Karelse A. J. Struijk M. Adriaanse

1984-01-01

326

The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education's Associates Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author conducted annual evaluations of the Associates Program from its inception. He attended one or more of the national symposia for Associates each year, interviewed each of the Associates and submitted reports to the National Center. As the number of participants in the Associates Program approached 100 and in 2008 the National Center…

Chance, William

2009-01-01

327

The ASCA National Model Workbook: A Companion Guide to Implementing a Comprehensive School Counseling Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"The ASCA National Model Workbook" is designed as a companion to the "ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs." The workbook breaks down the ASCA National Model into digestible pieces so you can effectively and efficiently create a comprehensive counseling program. These tools can be used in a large-group setting, in…

American School Counselor Association (Bks), 2004

2004-01-01

328

15 CFR 700.55 - Assistance programs with Canada and other nations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 false Assistance programs with Canada and other nations. 700.55 Section... § 700.55 Assistance programs with Canada and other nations. (a) To promote...authorizing priority ratings to persons in Canada and in other foreign nations to...

2013-01-01

329

National Program for Solar Heating and Cooling of Buildings. Project Data Summaries. Vol. II: Demonstration Support.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Brief abstracts of projects funded by the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) and conducted under the National Program for Solar Heating and Cooling of Buildings are presented in three volumes. This, the second volume, identifies the major efforts currently underway in support of the national program. The National Aeronautics and…

Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC. Div. of Solar Energy.

330

USGS: A Plan for a Comprehensive National Coastal Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This 30-page plan for a comprehensive national coastal program was crafted by the U.S. Geological Survey and it addresses how to best develop "effective solutions to coastal problems." The executive summary here is a tightly written synopsis of the many issues and goals related to the broad pattern of coastal change across the country, including shoreline erosion, declines in living marine resources, and problems surrounding chemical contamination. Moving on, the document contains regional maps of the United States that identify critical issues for each geographic region, along with proposed study projects. Additionally, the document provides some more detailed information on projects in the San Francisco, Tampa, and Chesapeake Bays. Near the conclusion of the document, visitors can learn about proposed timelines for these various research activities.

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Change in Land Cover along the Lower Columbia River Estuary as Determined from Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) Imagery, Technical Report 2003.  

SciTech Connect

The Lower Columbia River Estuary Management Plan (Jerrick, 1991) recognizes the positive relationship between the conservation of fish and wildlife habitat, and sustaining their populations. An important component of fish and wildlife conservation and management is the identification of habitats, trends in habitat change, and delineation of habitat for preservation, restoration or enhancement. Alterations to the environment, such as hydropower generation, dredging, forestry, agriculture, channel alteration, diking, bank stabilization and floodplain development, have dramatically altered both the type and distribution of habitats along the Columbia River Estuary (CRE) and its floodplain. Along the Columbia River, tidally influenced habitats occur from the river mouth to the Bonneville Dam, a distance of 230 km. If we are to effectively manage the natural resources of the Columbia River ecosystem, there is a need to understand how habitats have changed because fish and wildlife populations are known to respond to changes in habitat quality and distribution. The goal of this study was to measure the amount and type of change of CRE land cover from 1992 to 2000. We performed a change analysis on two spatial data sets describing land cover along the lower portion of the estuary (Fig. 1). The 1992 data set was created by the NOAA Coastal Remote Sensing, Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) in cooperation with Columbia River Estuary Study Task Force (CREST), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Point Adams Field Station, and State of Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The 2000 data set was produced by Earth Design Consultants, Inc. (EDC) and the Wetland Ecosystem Team (WET: University of Washington) as part of a larger Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership (Estuary Partnership) habitat mapping study. Although the image classification methodologies used to create the data sets differed, both data sets were produced by classifying Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) satellite imagery, making it feasible to assess land cover changes between 1992 and 2000.

Garono, Ralph; Anderson, Becci; Robinson, Rob

2003-10-01

332

National aerial photography program as a geographic information system resource  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The National Aerial Photography Program (NAPP) is jointly funded by Federal agencies and States that choose to participate in a 50-50 cost sharing cooperative arrangement. The NAPP is designed to acquire black-and-white (B&W) or color infrared (CIR) photography at a scale of 1:40,000. The status of NAPP flying, now going into the first year of its second 5-year cycle, is reviewed to inform the user community of NAPP's coverage. The resolution, geometric quality and flight parameters are used to estimate the system's cartographic potential to produce orthophotoquads, digital elevation models, topographic maps and digital information to meet national map accuracy standards at 1:12,000 and 1:24,000-scale and serve as a geographic information system resource. Also, a technique is presented to compute the optimum scanning spot size (15 ??m) and storage required for converting the B&W or CIR photography to digital, machine-readable pixel form. The resulting digital NAPP data are suitable for a wide variety of new applications, including use in geographic information systems.

Light, Donald, L.

1991-01-01

333

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory National Environmental Policy Act Compliance Program -- FY 2010 Annual Report  

SciTech Connect

During fiscal year (FY) 2010, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Environmental Protection and Regulatory Programs Division (before March 1, 2011 known as the Environmental Management Services Department) staff performed a number of activities as part of PNNL’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance program. These activities helped to verify U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest Site Office (PNSO) and Richland Operations Office (RL) compliance with NEPA requirements and streamline the NEPA process for federal activities conducted at PNNL. Self-assessments were performed to address NEPA compliance and cultural and biological resource protection. The NEPA self-assessments focused on implementation within the PNNL Energy and Environment Directorate and routine maintenance activities conducted during the previous calendar year. The cultural and biological resource self-assessments were conducted in accordance with the PNSO Cultural and Biological Resources Management Plan, which specifies annual monitoring of important resources to assess and document the status of the resources and the associated protective mechanisms in place to protect sensitive resources.

Weeks, Regan S.

2011-04-20

334

The seismic project of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In 1997, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the five western States of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington joined in a partnership called the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program (NTHMP) to enhance the quality and quantity of seismic data provided to the NOAA tsunami warning centers in Alaska and Hawaii. The NTHMP funded a seismic project that now provides the warning centers with real-time seismic data over dedicated communication links and the Internet from regional seismic networks monitoring earthquakes in the five western states, the U.S. National Seismic Network in Colorado, and from domestic and global seismic stations operated by other agencies. The goal of the project is to reduce the time needed to issue a tsunami warning by providing the warning centers with high-dynamic range, broadband waveforms in near real time. An additional goal is to reduce the likelihood of issuing false tsunami warnings by rapidly providing to the warning centers parametric information on earthquakes that could indicate their tsunamigenic potential, such as hypocenters, magnitudes, moment tensors, and shake distribution maps. New or upgraded field instrumentation was installed over a 5-year period at 53 seismic stations in the five western states. Data from these instruments has been integrated into the seismic network utilizing Earthworm software. This network has significantly reduced the time needed to respond to teleseismic and regional earthquakes. Notably, the West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center responded to the 28 February 2001 Mw 6.8 Nisqually earthquake beneath Olympia, Washington within 2 minutes compared to an average response time of over 10 minutes for the previous 18 years. ?? Springer 2005.

Oppenheimer, D. H.; Bittenbinder, A. N.; Bogaert, B. M.; Buland, R. P.; Dietz, L. D.; Hansen, R. A.; Malone, S. D.; McCreery, C. S.; Sokolowski, T. J.; Whitmore, P. M.; Weaver, C. S.

2005-01-01

335

The National Evaluation of School Nutrition Programs. Review of Research: Executive Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Literature review components of the National Evaluation of School Nutrition Programs (a 30-month evaluation of the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs) are summarized in this document. Chapters of the literature review describe the operations of school nutrition programs; examine the various methods for assessing the…

Radzikowski, Jack

336

Research training needs in Peruvian national TB/HIV programs  

PubMed Central

Background There are few published reports of research training needs assessments and research training programs. In an effort to expand this nascent field of study and to bridge the gap between research and practice, we sought to systematically assess the research training needs of health care professionals working at Peruvian governmental institutions leading HIV and tuberculosis (TB) control and among senior stakeholders in the field. Methods Six institutional workshops were conducted with the participation of 161 mid-level health professionals from agencies involved in national HIV and TB control. At each workshop informants completed a structured questionnaire and participated in small and large group discussions. Additional data and institutional commitment was obtained through in-depth interviews from 32 senior managers and researchers from the Ministry of Health, academia and NGOs. Results Participants exhibited an overwhelming receptivity for additional research training, observing a gap between current levels of research training and their perceived importance. Specialized skills in obtaining funding, developing research protocols, particularly in operational, behavioral and prevention research were considered in greatest need. Beyond research training, participants identified broader social, economic and political factors as influential in infectious disease control. Conclusions The needs assessment suggests that future training should focus on operational research techniques, rather than on clinical skill building or program implementation only. Strengthening health systems not only requires additional research training, but also adequate financial resources to implement research findings.

2010-01-01

337

Fire Protection Research Program at Sandia National Laboratories  

SciTech Connect

Sandia National Laboratories is executing a program for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to provide data needed for confirmation of the suitability of current design standards and regulatory guides for fire protection and control in water reactor power plants. This paper summarizes the activities of this ongoing program through October 1980. Characterization of electrically initiated fires revealed a margin of safety in the separation criteria of Regulatory Guide 1.75 for such fires in IEEE-383 qualified cable. However, tests confirmed that these guidelines and standards are not sufficient, in themselves, to protect against exposure fires. This paper describes both small and full scale tests to assess the adequacy of fire retardant coatings and full scale tests on fire shields to determine their effectiveness. It also describes full scale tests to determine the effects of walls and ceilings on fire propagation between cable trays. Some small-scale scoping tests have been conducted to investigate the effects of varying the furnace pressure on cable penetration performance in the ASTM-E-119 Fire Test. The Sandia Fire Research Facility has been completed and a series of tests have been run to assess the effectiveness of Halon-1301 as a suppression system in extinguishing deep-seated cable-tray fires. It was found that given sufficient soak times Halon systems are effective in extinguishing such fires.

Klamerus, L.J.

1980-01-01

338

Sandia National Laboratories, California Air Quality Program: Annual Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The annual program report provides detailed information about all aspects of the SNL/CA Air Quality Program. It functions as supporting documentation to the SNL/CA Environmental Management System Program Manual. The program report describes the activities...

L. P. Gardizi R. Shih

2007-01-01

339

Program coordinators' perceptions of effective national citizen science programs and their impacts: An exploratory study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The increasing desire to engage the public in science and research has advanced citizen science as a valuable and popular means to this end. Citizen science, a process by which concerned individuals, agencies, industries or community groups collaborate to monitor, track, and respond to issues of common community concerns, has evolved and grown over the past decade. Much of the citizen science research thus far has primarily focused on the public participants (citizen scientists) and/or organizations themselves. This study looks instead at the people, the coordinators, implementing or coordinating citizen science programs and activities, specifically in the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), and their perceptions for program effectiveness. CoCoRaHS is a national program in which citizens monitor, record, and report precipitation conditions from backyard observations. Semi-structured interviews and an online survey completed by the program's coordinators in the state of Colorado found that the effectiveness of CoCoRaHS depends less on the interactions of the coordinators with each other or funding impacts on program activities, but rather on the interactions between coordinators and citizen scientists. The effectiveness of CoCoRaHS was perceived to depend more significantly on the connections coordinators have with the community of program users and citizen scientists, and a supportive culture within the program. The next step therefore is to explore these interactions between the coordinators and citizen scientists to develop a better understanding of their nature of participation in the citizen science program, and to describe the characteristics of all participants.

Clarke, K. C.; Charlevoix, D. J.

2011-12-01

340

75 FR 54789 - AmeriCorps National Service Program  

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2010-09-09

341

Preventing child abuse in Australia: Some preliminary findings from a National Audit of prevention programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1999 and 2000 the National Child Protection Clearinghouse, with the support of the National Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, and the State and Territory government departments, undertook a National Audit of Child Abuse Prevention Programs operating across Australia. The intention of the Audit was to provide an overview of prevention initiatives currently being undertaken nationally,

Liz Poole; Adam Tomison

342

Using a multi-component indicator toward reducing phytoplankton bloom occurrences in the Swan River estuary.  

PubMed

The Swan River estuary is an icon of the city of Perth, Western Australia, running through the city centre and dividing the northern from the southern part of the city. However, frequent phytoplankton blooms have been observed in the estuary as a result of eutrophication. The Index of Sustainable Functionality (ISF), a composite index able to indicate for sustainable health of the estuary, was applied, taking into account the hydrology and highly seasonal nature of the estuary to inform the management of the estuary, towards the aim of reducing bloom occurrences. The study period was from the beginning of intensive monitoring in 1995 to mid-2009. The results emphasize the importance of physical controls on the ecology of the estuary. No significant trend in the estuary's low functionality was found, indicating that despite extensive restoration efforts, the frequency of algal bloom occurrences has remained relatively stationary and other mitigating factors have maintained an annual average ISF value at around 70 % functionality. We identified that the low flow season consistently performs the worst, with (high) temperature found as the most dominant variable for phytoplankton growth and bloom. Thus in managing the estuary, vigilance is required during periods of high temperature and low flow. Focusing on the risk of phytoplankton bloom, a nutrient reduction program that is in place is a long term solution due to high concentrations in the estuary. Other management measures need to be considered and adopted to effectively reduce the occurrences of future phytoplankton blooms. PMID:22669343

Kristiana, Ria; Antenucci, Jason P; Imberger, Jorg

2012-08-01

343

76 FR 14376 - Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves  

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...program. Please direct written comments to Kate Barba, Chief, National Policy and Evaluation...ORM7, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or Kate.Barba@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Barba, Chief, National Policy and...

2011-03-16

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Development of the Disposal Technology Research Component of the National Uranium Tailings Program. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Technical Planning Group on Uranium Tailings Research, organized by CANMET in 1980, recommended the establishment of a National Uranium Tailings Program to develop research on the long-term abandonment of uranium mine tailings. This report de...

L. A. Melis

1983-01-01

345

NVLAP (National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program) Director of Accredited Laboratories Midyear Update.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The directory is an update of the 1984 NVLAP Directory of Accredited Laboratories. It provides information on the activities of the National Bureau of Standards in administering the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) during calend...

H. W. Berger

1985-01-01

346

National Energy Research and Development Program Programme National de Recherche-Developpement dans le Domaine de l'Energie.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This bibliography cites 24 reports generated by a program designed to study the national energy system, possibilities for energy conservation, and the use of new energy sources in Belgium. Topics covered include a mathematical model of the energy system; ...

1980-01-01

347

The national wildfire prediction program: a key piece of the wildfire solution  

SciTech Connect

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed an initiative for a National Wildfire Prediction Program. The program provides guidance for fire managers throughout the country, assisting them to efficiently use limited fire-fighting resources. To achieve maximum cost leveraging, the program builds upon existing physics-based atmospheric and wildfire modeling efforts, a proven emergency response infrastructure, state-of-the-art computer science, and the world's most advanced supercomputers to create a comprehensive wildfire prediction system.

Bossert, J E; Bradley, M M; Hanson, H P; Schomer, C L; Sumikawa, D A

1999-08-06

348

Outcomes of a National Environmental Edutainment Program in High Schools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present results of the first longitudinal evaluation of a nation-wide environmental edutainment program. There has recently been rapid growth in curricula on the environment and climate change, yet few reach large and diverse audiences, and fewer still are evaluated. These results are from high schools participating in the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) program. ACE is a 3 year-old program that has reached 1.2 million students with an edutainment presentation incorporating music, multi-media, animation, and documentary footage (www.acespace.org). A projected 850 schools across 23 states will see the presentation this year; 6% of schools (3 classes each) are randomly selected to be evaluated. The data described here were collected in Fall 2011 from 1,270 students in 21 schools; the full evaluation will be complete in May 2012. The sample is ethnically and socio-economically diverse — 29% are white, and 46% receive free/reduced lunches (a proxy for socio-economic status). Outcome measures included a test of climate knowledge and intentions to take (and to ask others to take) climate-related actions. The analyses examined direct effects of the ACE program on climate knowledge and intentions, as well as the moderating effects of student gender and age on learning. Before the ACE presentation, boys had significantly higher knowledge scores than girls (54% vs. 48% correct, respectively, p < .001). Afterward, boys and girls both had significantly higher knowledge scores (64% and 63% correct, respectively) and no longer differed from each other in this respect. Before the presentation, girls expressed significantly greater intentions to take climate-related actions than did boys. Afterward, intentions increased significantly in both groups, but the gap between girls and boys remained. The gap-closing pattern was somewhat different for the moderating variable of age. Before the presentation, knowledge and intentions were significantly higher among older students (11th- and 12th-graders) than among younger students (9th- and 10th-graders). Afterward, knowledge and intentions increased significantly in both groups, but the gap between them remained for knowledge and closed for intentions. These promising early results demonstrate how a single well-designed edutaiment presentation can appeal broadly to students and advance environmental education on a large scale.

Lappe, M. D.

2012-12-01

349

77 FR 38072 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; The National Diabetes Education Program Survey of the...  

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2012-06-26

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75 FR 71171 - Social Security Disability Program Demonstration Project: Benefit Offset National Demonstration...  

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...Social Security Disability Program Demonstration Project: Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND) AGENCY: Social Security Administration...SUMMARY: We are announcing the following demonstration project relating to the Social...

2010-11-22

351

Science Education Programs That Work. A Collection of Proven Exemplary Educational Programs and Practices in the National Diffusion Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Diffusion Network (NDN) is a federally funded system that makes exemplary educational programs available for use by schools, colleges, and other institutions. This publication contains information describing the science education programs currently in the NDN, along with procedural information on how to access these programs. The…

Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. National Diffusion Network.

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Science Education Programs That work. A Collection of Proven Exemplary Educational Programs and Practices in the National Diffusion Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This catalog contains descriptions of the science education programs in the National Diffusion Network (NDN). These programs are available to school systems or other educational institutions for implementation in their classrooms. Some programs may be able to offer consultant services and limited assistance with the training and materials…

Lewis, Mary G., Comp.

353

Science Education Programs That Work. A Collection of Proven Exemplary Educational Programs and Practices in the National Diffusion Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These programs are available to school systems or other educational institutions for implementation in the classroom. Some programs may be able to offer consultant services and limited assistance with the training and materials associated with installing one of these programs in schools. Information about the National Diffusion Network (NDN) is…

Sivertsen, Mary Lewis, Comp.

354

Science Education Programs That Work. A Collection of Proven Exemplary Educational Programs and Practices in the National Diffusion Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This catalog contains descriptions of the science education programs and materials in the National Diffusion Network (NDN). These programs and materials are available to school systems or other educational institutions for implementation in their classrooms. Some programs may be able to offer consultant services and limited assistance with the…

Lewis, Mary G., Comp.

355

Selecting Policy Indicators and Developing Simulation Models for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Special Nutrition Programs.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). It is required by law to update program meal patterns and nutrient standards to reflect the...

A. Gordon L. Dragoset

2010-01-01

356

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Final Evaluation Report, September 2002.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

WestEd conducted an evaluation of the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program. This evaluation was designed to inform ongoing NSF efforts to strengthen its programs and support the agency's commitment to make optimal use o...

S. S. Goldsmith J. B. Presley E. A. Cooley

2002-01-01

357

Area Monitoring Dosimeter Program for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: Results for CY 2001.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In January 1993, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) established an area monitoring dosimeter program in accordance with Article 514 of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Radiological Control Manual (RCM). The purpose of this program was to mini...

G. A. Stoetzel S. R. Bivens

2002-01-01

358

76 FR 29252 - Part F Special Projects of National Significance Program Cooperative Agreement Under the Ryan...  

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...Services Administration Part F Special Projects of National Significance Program Cooperative Agreement Under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS. ACTION: Notice of Non-Competitive...

2011-05-20

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Independent technical review of the Sandia National Laboratories human resources program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report reviews the human resources program of Sandia National Laboratories. The architecture and cost of the Sandia HR Program are fundamentally inconsistent with the commercial business standard. Breakthrough change is required to resolve the archit...

D. Weaver

1994-01-01

360

NVLAP (National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program) Directory of Accredited Laboratories, 1984.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Laboratories accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) are identified along with the specific test methods for which they are accredited. The current status of existing accreditation programs is given for laboratories t...

H. W. Berger

1985-01-01

361

An Evaluation of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Training Guide Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In an attempt to compare the job activities of recent graduates from librarianship and internship programs supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) with a comparable group of graduates from non-NLM-supported programs in librarianship, detailed ...

C. D. Fink

1973-01-01

362

National Flood Insurance Program's Mandatory Purchase Requirement: Policies, Processes, and Stakeholders.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which was created in 1968 and which the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers, the federal government seeks to reduce the risk, loss, and expense associated with flooding. The program o...

C. Calfee R. J. Tobin

2005-01-01

363

Gerontological Nursing Content in Baccalaureate Nursing Programs: Findings from a National Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A national study of geriatrics in baccalaureate nursing programs (n=480) found that gerontological content was integrated in 63%; stand-alone courses were typically electives for nursing students. Full integration of geriatric content into nursing programs was recommended. (JOW)

Rosenfeld, Peri; Bottrell, Melissa; Fulmer, Terry; Mezey, Mathy

1999-01-01

364

The National Cancer Institute’s Experimental Therapeutics (NExT) Program  

Cancer.gov

The National Cancer Institute’s Experimental Therapeutics (NExT) Program Michael J. Difilippantonio, Ph.D. Program Manager for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Initiatives, DCTD, NCI May 07, 2013 Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD),

365

A Servicewide Benthic Mapping Program for National Parks  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In 2007, the National Park Service (NPS) Inventory and Monitoring Program directed the initiation of a benthic habitat mapping program in ocean and coastal parks in alignment with the NPS Ocean Park Stewardship 2007-2008 Action Plan. With 74 ocean and Great Lakes parks stretching over more than 5,000 miles of coastline across 26 States and territories, this Servicewide Benthic Mapping Program (SBMP) is essential. This program will deliver benthic habitat maps and their associated inventory reports to NPS managers in a consistent, servicewide format to support informed management and protection of 3 million acres of submerged National Park System natural and cultural resources. The NPS and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) convened a workshop June 3-5, 2008, in Lakewood, Colo., to discuss the goals and develop the design of the NPS SBMP with an assembly of experts (Moses and others, 2010) who identified park needs and suggested best practices for inventory and mapping of bathymetry, benthic cover, geology, geomorphology, and some water-column properties. The recommended SBMP protocols include servicewide standards (such as gap analysis, minimum accuracy, final products) as well as standards that can be adapted to fit network and park unit needs (for example, minimum mapping unit, mapping priorities). SBMP Mapping Process. The SBMP calls for a multi-step mapping process for each park, beginning with a gap assessment and data mining to determine data resources and needs. An interagency announcement of intent to acquire new data will provide opportunities to leverage partnerships. Prior to new data acquisition, all involved parties should be included in a scoping meeting held at network scale. Data collection will be followed by processing and interpretation, and finally expert review and publication. After publication, all digital materials will be archived in a common format. SBMP Classification Scheme. The SBMP will map using the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS) that is being modified to include all NPS needs, such as lacustrine ecosystems and submerged cultural resources. CMECS Version III (Madden and others, 2010) includes components for water column, biotic cover, surface geology, sub-benthic, and geoform. SBMP Data Archiving. The SBMP calls for the storage of all raw data and final products in common-use data formats. The concept of 'collect once, use often' is essential to efficient use of mapping resources. Data should also be shared with other agencies and the public through various digital clearing houses, such as Geospatial One-Stop (http://gos2.geodata.gov/wps/portal/gos). To be most useful for managing submerged resources, the SBMP advocates the inventory and mapping of the five components of marine ecosystems: surface geology, biotic cover, geoform, sub-benthic, and water column. A complete benthic inventory of a park would include maps of bathymetry and the five components of CMECS. The completion of mapping for any set of components, such as bathymetry and surface geology, or a particular theme (for example, submerged aquatic vegetation) should also include a printed report.

Moses, Christopher S.; Nayegandhi, Amar; Beavers, Rebecca; Brock, John

2010-01-01

366

77 FR 73657 - Public Buildings Service; Submission for OMB Review; Art-in-Architecture Program National Artist...  

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...Submission for OMB Review; Art-in- Architecture Program National Artist Registry...collection requirement regarding Art-in Architecture Program National Artist Registry...comments were received. The Art-in-Architecture Program is the result of a policy...

2012-12-11

367

Establishing a Web-Based Data Collection System for National School Lunch and National School Breakfast Program Data. Technical Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is a followup to an initiative to establish a central website to collect data from States on the National School Lunch and the School Breakfast Programs. A central website could be used by researchers and program administrators to compare and ...

L. Bell A. Kenyon T. Heinrich D. Zullo

2004-01-01

368

Factor Analysis of the HEW National Strategy for Youth Development Model's Community Program Impact Scales.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The former HEW (Health, Education, and Welfare) National Strategy for Youth Development Model proposed a community-based program to promote positive youth development and to prevent delinquency through a sequence of youth needs assessments, needs-targeted programs, and program impact evaluation. HEW Community Program Impact Scales data obtained…

Truckenmiller, James L.

369

National Cancer Institute - Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program - Site Map  

Cancer.gov

Skip Navigation Site Map Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Home About Us About Us Staff Listing Our Catalog Our Catalog Table of Contents Director's Message Staff Profiles Program Description Program Information Guidelines for Application Preceptorships Bibliography Post-Fellowship

370

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL/ENERGY WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT. WASTEWATER PROGRAMS  

EPA Science Inventory

The volume describes 28 post-secondary education/training programs which emphasize the environmental area of wastewater pollution control and abatement. The programs represent 16 states. Program areas of concentration include: water resources; wastewater pollution; plant operatio...

371

75 FR 34975 - Notice of Estuary Habitat Restoration Council's Intent to Revise its Estuary Habitat Restoration...  

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...0648-XX00 Notice of Estuary Habitat Restoration Council's Intent to Revise its Estuary Habitat Restoration Strategy; Request for Public Comment...behalf of the interagency Estuary Habitat Restoration Council, is providing notice of...

2010-06-21

372

Why it's time for a national health program in the United States.  

PubMed Central

The United States lacks a coherent national health program. Current programs leave major gaps in coverage and recently have become more restrictive. Influential policies that have failed to correct crucial problems of the health-care system include competitive strategies, corporate intervention, and public-sector cutbacks with bureaucratic expansion. A national health program that combines elements of national health insurance and a national health service is a policy that would help solve current health-care problems. Previous proposals for national health insurance contained weaknesses that would need correction under a national program. Based on the experiences of other economically advanced countries, a national health program could provide universal entitlement to health care while controlling costs and improving the health-care system through structural reorganization. Current proposals for a national health program contain several basic principles dealing with the scope of services, copayments, financing, cost controls, physician and professional associations, personnel and distribution, prevention, and participation in policy making. Support for a national health program is growing rapidly. Such a program would help protect all people who live in this country from unnecessary illness, suffering, and early death.

Waitzkin, H

1989-01-01

373

National Irrigation Water Quality Program data-synthesis data base  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Under the National Irrigation Water Quality Program (NIWQP) of the U.S. Department of the Interior, researchers investigated contamination caused by irrigation drainage in 26 areas in the Western United States from 1986 to 1993. From 1992 to 1995, a comprehensive relational data base was built to organize data collected during the 26-area investigations. The data base provided the basis for analysis and synthesis of these data to identify common features of contaminated areas and hence dominant biologic, geologic, climatic, chemical, and physiographic factors that have resulted in contamination of water and biota in irrigated areas in the Western United States. Included in the data base are geologic, hydrologic, climatological, chemical, and cultural data that describe the 26 study areas in 14 Western States. The data base contains information on 1,264 sites from which water and bottom sediment were collected. It also contains chemical data from 6,903 analyses of surface water, 914 analyses of ground water, 707 analyses of inorganic constituents in bottom sediments, 223 analyses of organochlorine pesticides in bottom sediments, 8,217 analyses of inorganic constituents in biota, and 1,088 analyses for organic constituents in biota. The data base is available to the public and can be obtained at the NIWQP homepage http://www.usbr.gov/niwqp as dBase III tables for personal-computer systems or as American Standard Code for Information Exchange structured query language (SQL) command and data files for SQL data bases.

Seiler, Ralph L.; Skorupa, Joseph P.

2001-01-01

374

National education program for energy efficient illumination engineering  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

About one-third of outdoor lighting escapes unused into the sky, wasting energy and causing sky glow. Because of excessive sky glow around astronomical facilities, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory has a strong motivation to lead light pollution education efforts. While our original motivation of preserving the dark skies near observatories is still important, energy conservation is a critical problem that needs to be addressed nationwide. To address this problem we have created an extensive educational program on understanding and measuring light pollution. A set of four learning experiences introduces school students at all grade levels to basic energy-responsive illumination engineering design principles that can minimize light pollution. We created and utilize the GLOBE at Night citizen science light pollution assessment campaign as a cornerstone activity. We also utilize educational activities on light shielding that are introduced through a teaching kit. These two components provide vocabulary, concepts, and visual illustrations of the causes of light pollution. The third, more advanced component is the school outdoor lighting audit, which has students perform an audit and produce a revised master plan for compliant lighting. These learning experiences provide an integrated learning unit that is highly adaptable for U.S. and international education efforts in this area.

Walker, Constance E.; Pompea, Stephen M.

2011-04-01

375

The National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines.  

PubMed

Coronary heart disease (CHD) persists as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, with more than 40% of all deaths each year directly attributed to the disease. Dyslipidemia is recognized as a major risk factor for the development and progression of CHD, with clinical trials clearly demonstrating the public health and economic benefits of favorable cholesterol modification. As a result of this evidence, the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) has developed guidelines for the detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood cholesterol in adults. The most recent of the NCEP recommendations, the Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) guidelines, were released in May 2001 and build on the earlier editions and reiterate the importance of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) reduction to modify CHD risk. New features of the guidelines include the identification of CHD risk equivalents; lower treatment target goals; an emphasis on conditions conferring a higher risk for CHD, such as the metabolic syndrome; and a scoring system for calculating CHD risk. The ATP III emphasis on risk assessment will result in a substantial increase in the number of patients considered at risk for CHD and will expand the number eligible for lifestyle and drug intervention. PMID:14613351

Lipsy, Robert J

2003-01-01

376

The national cholesterol education program adult treatment panel ill guidelines.  

PubMed

Coronary heart disease (CHD) remains the leading cause of death in the United States with more than 40% of all deaths each year directly attributed to the disease. Current evidence suggests that early identification and aggressive modification of risk factors offer the most promising approach to reducing the burden of CHD. Dyslipidemia has been identified as the primary risk factor leading to the development of CHD. It is estimated that nearly 65 million Americans require some form of lipid-modification therapy. The National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP ATP III) set of guidelines released in May 2001 provides physicians with evidence-based recommendations on the classification, diagnosis, and treatment of lipid disorders. New features of the guidelines include a scoring system for calculating CHD risk, as well as the identification of CHD risk equivalents, lower treatment target goals, and an emphasis on conditions conferring a higher risk for CHD, such as the metabolic syndrome. The ATP III emphasis on risk assessment substantially increases the number of patients considered at risk for CHD and will expand the number eligible for lifestyle and drug interventions. This article highlights the new recommendations and reviews the impact of ATP III on osteopathic physicians. PMID:12572622

Clearfield, Michael B

2003-01-01

377

Sandia National Laboratories California Pollution Prevention Program Annual Report.  

SciTech Connect

The annual program report provides detailed information about all aspects of the SNL/CA Pollution Prevention Program for a given calendar year. It functions as supporting documentation to the SNL/CA Environmental Management System Program Manual. The program report describes the activities undertaken during the past year, and activities planned in future years to implement the Pollution Prevention Program, one of six programs that supports environmental management at SNL/CA.

Harris, Janet S.; Farren, Laurie J.

2007-04-01

378

75 FR 38693 - National Organic Program; Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances...  

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...Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed...Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited...deletion from the National List. The National List petition process is implemented...Office of Management and Budget (OMB). B....

2010-07-06

379

The National Streamflow Statistics Program: A Computer Program for Estimating Streamflow Statistics for Ungaged Sites  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The National Streamflow Statistics (NSS) Program is a computer program that should be useful to engineers, hydrologists, and others for planning, management, and design applications. NSS compiles all current U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) regional regression equations for estimating streamflow statistics at ungaged sites in an easy-to-use interface that operates on computers with Microsoft Windows operating systems. NSS expands on the functionality of the USGS National Flood Frequency Program, and replaces it. The regression equations included in NSS are used to transfer streamflow statistics from gaged to ungaged sites through the use of watershed and climatic characteristics as explanatory or predictor variables. Generally, the equations were developed on a statewide or metropolitan-area basis as part of cooperative study programs. Equations are available for estimating rural and urban flood-frequency statistics, such as the 1 00-year flood, for every state, for Puerto Rico, and for the island of Tutuila, American Samoa. Equations are available for estimating other statistics, such as the mean annual flow, monthly mean flows, flow-duration percentiles, and low-flow frequencies (such as the 7-day, 0-year low flow) for less than half of the states. All equations available for estimating streamflow statistics other than flood-frequency statistics assume rural (non-regulated, non-urbanized) conditions. The NSS output provides indicators of the accuracy of the estimated streamflow statistics. The indicators may include any combination of the standard error of estimate, the standard error of prediction, the equivalent years of record, or 90 percent prediction intervals, depending on what was provided by the authors of the equations. The program includes several other features that can be used only for flood-frequency estimation. These include the ability to generate flood-frequency plots, and plots of typical flood hydrographs for selected recurrence intervals, estimates of the probable maximum flood, extrapolation of the 500-year flood when an equation for estimating it is not available, and weighting techniques to improve flood-frequency estimates for gaging stations and ungaged sites on gaged streams. This report describes the regionalization techniques used to develop the equations in NSS and provides guidance on the applicability and limitations of the techniques. The report also includes a users manual and a summary of equations available for estimating basin lagtime, which is needed by the program to generate flood hydrographs. The NSS software and accompanying database, and the documentation for the regression equations included in NSS, are available on the Web at http://water.usgs.gov/software/.

Compiled by Ries, Kernell G., III; With sections by Atkins, J. B.; Hummel, P. R.; Gray, M.; Dusenbury, R.; Jennings, M. E.; Kirby, W. H.; Riggs, H. C.; Sauer, V. B.; Thomas, W. O., Jr.

2007-01-01

380

The National Assessment of the Chapter 1 Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluations of Chapter 1 programs usually center on one of three questions: (1) Does the program constitute an appropriate Federal investment? (2) Does the program have the potential to benefit students? and (3) Is the program feasible enough to implement? Often, evaluators and legislators disagree over which of these questions is most important.…

Kennedy, Mary M.

381

The National School Lunch Program: Background, Trends, and Issues. Economic Research Report Number 61  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is the Nation's second largest food and nutrition assistance program. In 2006, it operated in over 101,000 public and nonprofit private schools and provided over 28 million low-cost or free lunches to children on a typical school day at a Federal cost of $8 billion for the year. This report provides…

Ralston, Katherine; Newman, Constance; Clauson, Annette; Guthrie, Joanne; Buzby, Jean

2008-01-01

382

Institutionalization and Sustainability of the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports on a study conducted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that examines the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. ATE aims to promote systemic reform of the nation's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The study analyzed the influence of the ATE program on the nature of STEM…

Bailey, Thomas R.; Matsuzuka, Yukari; Jacobs, James; Morest, Vanessa Smith; Hughes, Katherine L.

383

Evaluating a national science and technology program using the human capital and relational asset perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research is to evaluate the performance of the National Science and Technology Program (NSTP) by targeting the Taiwan National Telecommunication Program (NTP) initiated in 1998. The Taiwan telecommunications industry has prospered, currently occupying key positions in global markets even though NTP seldom contributes positively to patent citation performance. Hence, the authors of this study investigate the

Chia-Liang Hung; Jerome Chih-Lung Chou; Hung-Wei Roan

2010-01-01

384

Medicare program; national coverage decisions--HCFA. General notice.  

PubMed

This notice lists those current Medicare national coverage decisions which have been issued in the Medicare Coverage Issues Manual (HCFA Pub. 6). These national coverage decisions are also widely distributed through the U.S. Government Printing Office, the National Technical Information Service, and private publishers such as the Commerce Clearing House. From time to time, some of the individual decisions have been published in the Federal Register. In this Federal Register notice, HCFA is publishing a compilation of these national coverage decisions. We will publish subsequent national coverage decisions in the Federal Register on a quarterly basis. PMID:10303750

1989-08-21

385

The integrated water conservation program at Sandia National Laboratories  

SciTech Connect

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), located on Kirkland Air Force Base (KAFB) in Albuquerque, NM, is implementing a comprehensive water conservation program. Because the average rainfall in this metropolitan area of 500,000 is approximately 8 inches per year, conservation of this precious resource is critical to the economic health of the city and state, and the continued operations at SNL/NM. To address this need, SNL/NM is taking a systematic, comprehensive approach to water conservation. The approach is to estimate the water consumption for all of SNL/NM by type of consumption. For each type of water consumption, all cost effective measures for reducing, reclaiming, and/or recycling that usage will be ranked. These water conservation measures range from the simple such as retrofitting plumbing fixtures with low cost devices to reduce water required to flush toilets to the very complex. As an example of the very complex, a Microelectronics Development Laboratory (MDL) lab will implement a near zero water discharge from clean room wet benches. Deionized (DI) water can be sent back to the DI water input generation stream when the DI water is not being used for rinsing wafers. This paper discusses completed, ongoing and proposed projects at SNL/NM to reduce water consumption and recycle water to maximize its use, and how water conservation has resulted in energy savings, reductions in wastewater discharges, reductions in water treatment chemicals, and reduction in hazardous waste. Additionally the paper discusses preparation of SNL/NM`s Water Conservation Plan, and solutions to overcoming programmatic and bureaucratic hurdles to achieve reductions in water use, wastewater discharges, chemical use and energy.

Rogers, D.

1997-08-22

386

76 FR 13501 - National Organic Program; Amendment to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed...Amendment to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited...National List. The National List petition process is implemented...Office of Management and Budget. B. Executive Order...methionine to the National List was reviewed under...

2011-03-14

387

STATISTICAL SUMMARY EMAP-ESTUARIES VIRGINIAN PROVINCE - 1991  

EPA Science Inventory

Annual monitoring of indicators of the ecological condition of bays and estuaries within the Virginian Province (Cape Cod, MA to Cape Henry, VA) was conducted by the U.S. EPA's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) during July, August, and September, 1991. ata we...

388

Fish Diseases of the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The concern of fisheries managers over disease problems that appear in important sport and commercial fishes in the Tar-Pamlico Estuary was the reason for the study. Through a monitoring program in the Tar-Pamlico River the investigators assessed the occu...

E. J. Noga M. J. Dykstra J. F. Levine

1989-01-01

389

The National Coordinated Cataloging Program: An Assessment of the Pilot Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is an assessment of the National Coordinated Cataloging Program (NCCP)--a pilot project to test the idea that a set of libraries, working with the Library of Congress, can produce complete and accurate cataloging records to national standards for national distribution--and is composed of several papers and a summary report by the…

Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.

390

Enhancing Citizen Participation and Solving Serious Crime: A National Evaluation of Crime Stoppers Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

“Crime Stoppers” has emerged as one of the most rapidly expanding and highly visible crime control strategies in the Western world, yet research on this program is extremely limited. This article reports some of the major findings of a national evaluation funded by the National Institute of Justice. The evaluation adopted a variety of strategies and methodologies, including national surveys

Dennis P. Rosenbaum; Arthur J. Lurigio; Paul J. Lavrakas

1989-01-01

391

E-Estuary: Developing a Decision-support System for Coastal Management in the Conterminous United States  

EPA Science Inventory

Ready access to geographic information is needed to support management decisions for estuaries at local, state, regional, and national scales. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is developing e-Estuary, a decision-support system for coastal management. E...

392

MAIA Estuaries 1997-98 Data  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Mid Atlantic Integrated Assessment program (MAIA) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released these estuaries data for 1997-98. Data and Metadata may be viewed or downloaded (text or .pdf) for the following variables: Sampling Station Location Data, Station Visit Data, Water Quality Physical Measurements, Water Quality- Nutrients Data, Sediment Grain Size Data, Sediment Toxicity Data, Sediment Chemistry Data, Benthic Community Grain Size Data, Benthic Abundance Data, Benthic Biomass Data, Benthic Community Summary Data, Chemical Analyte Code Table, and Benthic Taxon Code Table.

393

National Heart Attack Alert Program Position Paper: Chest Pain Centers and Programs for the Evaluation of Acute Cardiac Ischemia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Heart Attack Alert Program (NHAAP), which is coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), promotes the early detection and optimal treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction and other acute coronary ischemic syndromes. The NHAAP, having observed the development and growth of chest pain centers in emergency departments with special interest, created a task force

Robert J. Zalenski; Harry P. Selker; Christopher P. Cannon; Helke M. Farin; W. Brian Gibler; Robert J. Goldberg; Costas T. Lambrew; Joseph P. Ornato; Robert J. Rydman; Pamela Steele

2000-01-01

394

Working Paper: Evaluation of National Malaria Control Programs in Africa.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

International agencies and malaria control program managers have identified improved evaluation as critical to increasing the effectiveness of malaria control programs in Africa. The report discusses key issues involved in integrating evaluation into the ...

J. Bryce J. B. Roungou

1993-01-01

395

National Shipbuilding Standards Program. Status Report Number 3.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

By consensus approval of SNAME Panel SP-6 and with the concurrence of the governing Ship Production Committee, the FY-82 standards program has been prepared and submitted to the Maritime Administration for funding under the Ship Producibility Program. The...

1981-01-01

396

Great Bay Estuary Restoration Compendium.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Single species approaches to natural resource conservation and management are now viewed as antiquated and oversimplified for dealing with complex systems. Scientists and managers who work in estuaries and other marine systems have urged adoption of ecosy...

A. Eberhardt D. Burdick J. Odell P. Ingraham

2006-01-01

397

National Aeronautics and Space Administration /NASA/ Sounding Rocket Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An overview of the NASA Sounding Rocket Program is presented. The program has launched a total of 1912 rockets representing 30 types of vehicle configurations. Payloads have been primarily directed to the disciplines of magnetodynamics, solar physics, stellar and planetary astronomy and meteorology. The vehicles, launching sites, and launching techniques used in the program are described, and the pointing control systems and command links developed in the course of the program are discussed.

Holtz, J. R.

1976-01-01

398

Risk Assessment for National Natural Resource Conservation Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reviews the risk assessments prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in support of regulations implementing the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). These two natural resource conservation programs were authorized as part of the 1996 Farm Bill. The risk assessments were required under the Federal Crop Insurance Reform and Department of Agriculture

Mark Powell; James Wilson

1997-01-01

399

Shinkansen Program: Transportation, Railway, Environmental, Regional, and National Issues.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report analyzes the construction of the nationwide high-speed (210 km/h) railway system in Japan - the Shinkansen Program. The Program was begun in 1969/1970. Recently the Japanese government decided to speed up the Shinkansen Program and the first s...

A. Straszak

1981-01-01

400

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL/ENERGY WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT. ENERGY PROGRAMS  

EPA Science Inventory

The programs included in this volume are evidence that people are doing more than just talking about our energy future. In addition to well-established programs in nuclear engineering, mining, petroleum and natural gas technology and engineering, there are programs in energy conv...

401

Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Programs: Results from a National Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication shares findings from a WSI-conducted survey of pre-apprenticeship programs in the construction trades. Based on responses from 260 programs nationwide, the report presents information about program size, services offered, populations served, funding sources, and successes and challenges in placing trainees in apprenticeships or…

Conway, Maureen; Gerber, Allison

2009-01-01

402

Delaware Estuary situation reports. Emergency response: How do emergency management officials address disasters in the Delaware Estuary  

SciTech Connect

From hurricanes and other natural threats to oil spills and other manmade emergencies, the Delaware Estuary has experienced a variety of disasters over the years. The toll that these events take on the estuary and those who live on its shores depends largely upon the degree of emergency preparedness, speed of response, and effectiveness of recovery operations. In Emergency Response: How Do Emergency Management Officials Address Disasters in the Delaware Estuary, the latest addition to its Delaware Estuary Situation Report series, the University of Delaware Sea Grant College Program defines emergency management; examines the roles that the Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers, and Environmental Protection Agency play in an emergency; and reviews how each of these federal agencies operated during an actual disaster--the 1985 Grand Eagle oil spill. The report was written by Dr. Richard T. Sylves, a professor of political science at the University of Delaware. Sylves has been studying emergency management for the past 15 years, with special emphasis on oil spill preparedness and response in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The Delaware Estuary Situation Report is 12 pages long and contains maps and photographs, as well as a detailed account of response and recovery operations undertaken during the Grand Eagle oil spill. A comparison of the 1985 Grand Eagle spill and the 1989 Presidente Rivera spill also is included.

Sylves, R.T.

1991-01-01

403

Inspection of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Drug-Free Workplace Program  

SciTech Connect

The subject report is provided to discuss findings and recommendations on the inspection of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The purpose of this inspection was to review (1) implementation of drug abuse policies and procedures at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), (2) the role of the San Francisco Operations Office (SAN) in planning and implementing LLNL's drug abuse policies and procedures, and (3) the role of the various drug-related program activities at DOE Headquarters, i.e., the Personnel Assurance Program (PAP), the Personnel Security Assurance Program (PSAP), the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Program (DFW/F), and the Contractor Drug-Free Workplace Program (DFW/C).

Not Available

1990-04-11

404

Sandia National Laboratories, California Pollution Prevention Program annual report.  

SciTech Connect

The annual program report provides detailed information about all aspects of the SNL/CA Pollution Prevention Program for a given calendar year. It functions as supporting documentation to the SNL/CA Environmental Management System Program Manual. The program report describes the activities undertaken during the past year, and activities planned in future years to implement the Pollution Prevention Program, one of six programs that supports environmental management at SNL/CA. Pollution Prevention supports the goals and objectives to increase the procurement and use of environmentally friendly products and materials and minimize the generation of waste (nonhazardous, hazardous, radiological, wastewater). Through participation on the Interdisciplinary Team P2 provides guidance for integration of environmentally friendly purchasing and waste minimization requirements into projects during the planning phase. Table 7 presents SNL's corporate objectives and targets that support the elements of the Pollution Prevention program.

Harris, Janet S.

2011-04-01

405

Evaluation of the National Science Foundation Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The GK-12 program of the National Science Foundation is an innovative program for enriching the value of graduate and advanced undergraduate students' education while simultaneously enriching science and mathematics teaching at the K-12 level. GK-12 is a fellowship program that offers graduate students and advanced undergraduates the opportunity…

Mitchell, Julia; Levine, Roger; Gonzalez, Raquel; Bitter, Catherine; Webb, Norman; White, Paul

406

THE SEARCH FOR THERAPEUTIC CELL CONTROLS BY THE CHEMOTHERAPY PROGRAM OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE  

Microsoft Academic Search

The chemotherapy program of the National Cancer Institute functions in a major part as a drug development program. The program screens large numbers of compounds each year in a predominately in vivo screen utilizing mouse leukemia L1210 as its most important component. Input to the screen comes from the synthesis of cogeners of known active chemicals (rational base) and from

Stephen K. Carter

1972-01-01

407

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: Force or Farce for Masters of Education Programs?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the foundation and growth of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). It also examines the benefits and requirements of the NBPTS and how these standards may affect the continuum of teacher education programs, particularly with regard to aligning the programs to the five propositions. Current studies advocating change in masters programs in institutions of higher

Sandy S. Johnson

2001-01-01

408

The synchrotron radiation angiography program at the national synchrotron light source  

SciTech Connect

The National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) angiography program is under development. The program is a collaboration between the Stanford University Angiography Project and the NSLS. A 180 m/sup 2/ clinical facility has been built. A beam line is being constructed to utilize a superconducting wiggler radiation source. Projected start-up date for the NSLS program is Summer 1988.

Thomlinson, W.; Gmuer, N.

1987-01-01

409

Addressing the Needs of Latino Children: A National Survey of State Administrators of Early Childhood Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study consisted of a national survey of 117 state administrators of early childhood programs to examine specific challenges, strategies, and beliefs around serving Latino children and families. Four types of early childhood programs were represented: child care, Head Start, Part B-Section 619 preschool special education programs, and Part C…

Buysse, V.; Castro, D.C.; West, T.; Skinner, M.

2005-01-01

410

State Strategies to Help Schools Make the Most of Their National School Lunch Program. Issue Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is the second largest federally subsidized food assistance program, serving approximately 31 million lunches each day. Nearly all public and private schools offer the federally reimbursed school meals program, which cost the federal government $9.3 billion to operate in 2008. This Issue Brief highlights the…

Mulheron, Joyal; Vonasek, Kara

2010-01-01

411

National Center for Advanced Information Components Manufacturing. Program summary report, Volume II  

SciTech Connect

The National Center for Advanced Information Components Manufacturing focused on manufacturing research and development for flat panel displays, advanced lithography, microelectronics, and optoelectronics. This report provides an overview of the program, program history, summaries of the technical projects, and key program accomplishments.

NONE

1996-10-01

412

An Informal Elementary Science Education Program's Response to the National Science Education Reform Movement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an overview of informal elementary science-education programs in the United States, and features a detailed description of the Hands on Science Outreach program. Presents insights for informal elementary science-education programs trying to maintain their unique niche while conforming to the new national standards in science education.…

Katz, Phyllis; McGinnis, J. Randy

1999-01-01

413

December 1993 National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month: Program Planner.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This program planner's kit is based on the experiences of the first 12 years of the National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month program and provides practical advice to help readers plan activities for this year's campaign. Included in the kit is a background and resource guide that explains the background and goals of the program and…

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.

414

Kodak Skills Enhancement Program. U.S. Department of Education National Workplace Literacy Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Kodak Skills Enhancement program was a workplace literacy project funded through the U.S. Department of Education's National Workplace Literacy Program. The project goals were as follows: (1) establish a positive climate within the Kodak corporate environment to ensure program effectiveness by garnering support at all levels; (2) determine the…

Beaudin, Bart P.

415

Predicted Outcomes in a National Sample: A Source of Comparison for Program Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An alternative approach for program evaluation of small, specialized programs when comparison groups are not available is described. This application is illustrated by presenting the results of an analysis of data from Project Talent, a national manpower study, and discussing its application to the evaluation of a medical training program.…

Eder, Sheila; And Others

1985-01-01

416

A Nation-Wide Survey of Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Programs for Adolescents with Problem Behaviors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A national survey of outdoor behavioral healthcare programs that annually serve over 10,000 clients and their families found that over 80 percent of programs were licensed by state agencies. Private placements outnumbered adjudicated programs by nearly five to one, and less than 25 percent of client treatment costs were covered by insurance…

Russell, Keith C.

2003-01-01

417

IMPACTS OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS SUMMER SCIENCE PROGRAM FOR HIGH ABILITY SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

EXAMINED ARE THE EFFECTS OF SUMMER SCIENCE PROGRAMS ON PARTICIPANTS, THEIR HIGH SCHOOLS, THEIR FUTURE EDUCATIONAL PLANS AND CAREERS, AND THE HOST INSTITUTION. ESTABLISHED CRITERIA WERE USED TO SELECT 18 OF 147 PROGRAMS SPONSORED BY THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION IN 1960. ORIENTATION, CLASSROOM, AND RESEARCH PROGRAMS WERE INCLUDED IN THE SAMPLE.…

EDGERTON, HAROLD A.

418

The National Evaluation of School Nutrition Programs. Final Report - Executive Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a summary of the final report of a study (begun in 1979) of the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs. The major objectives of the evaluation were to (1) identify existing information on the school nutrition programs; (2) identify determinants of participation in the programs and develop statistical models for…

Radzikowski, Jack

419

Planning for Life. A Compendium of Nationally Recognized Career Planning Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This compendium, which is designed to provide readers with a variety of career planning (CP) program ideas, contains abstracts summarizing 10 elementary, middle, and high school CP programs identified as exemplary by a national review team. Explained in chapter 1 are the primary objectives of the Planning for Life program, which is jointly…

National Consortium of State Career Guidance Supervisors, Columbus, OH.

420

Social and Behavioral Science Programs in the National Science Foundation, Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The review of social and behavioral science programs supported by the National Science Foundation recommends improvements in program substance and management. Sixteen social and behavioral scientists who are or have been grantees under Foundation programs served on the review committee. They examined more than 150 documents pertaining to…

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

421

ENGINEERING PERSPECTIVES FOR A NATIONAL LEVEE SAFETY PROGRAM  

Microsoft Academic Search

The catastrophic destruction and loss of life induced by the 2005 flooding of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina was a wakeup call to the nation. This terrible tragedy demonstrated yet again the fragility of levees and the significant flood risks that many of our communities now share. On January 15, 2009, the National Committee on Levee Safety submitted a draft

Warren D. Williams

422

78 FR 25879 - National Organic Program (NOP); Sunset Review (2013)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...food additive for human consumption as long as its use is...any adverse effects in humans from exposure to food-grade...Secretary of Health and Human Services under the Federal...National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), certified...National Agricultural Statistics Service. October...

2013-05-03

423

Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory programs and facilities April 1997  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory performs basic research in nuclear and atomic physics. The major emphasis of the current experimental nuclear physics research is in heavy-ion physics, centered around the ATLAS facility with its new injector providing intense, energetic ion beams over the full mass range up to uranium. ATLAS is a designated National User Facility and is

Thayer

1997-01-01

424

Mapping Coastal Flood Zones for the National Flood Insurance Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was created by Congress in 1968, and significantly amended in 1973 to reduce loss of life and property caused by flooding, reduce disaster relief costs caused by flooding and make Federally backed flood insurance available to property owners. These goals were to be achieved by requiring building to be built to resist flood damages, guide construction away from flood hazards, and transferring the cost of flood losses from taxpayers to policyholders. Areas subject to flood hazards were defined as those areas that have a probability greater than 1 percent of being inundated in any given year. Currently over 19,000 communities participate in the NFIP, many of them coastal communities subject to flooding from tides, storm surge, waves, or tsunamis. The mapping of coastal hazard areas began in the early 1970's and has been evolving ever since. At first only high tides and storm surge were considered in determining the hazardous areas. Then, after significant wave caused storm damage to structures outside of the mapped hazard areas wave hazards were also considered. For many years FEMA has had Guidelines and Specifications for mapping coastal hazards for the East Coast and the Gulf Coast. In September of 2003 a study was begun to develop similar Guidelines and Specifications for the Pacific Coast. Draft Guidelines and Specifications will be delivered to FEMA by September 30, 2004. During the study tsunamis were identified as a potential source of a 1 percent flood event on the West Coast. To better understand the analytical results, and develop adequate techniques to estimate the magnitude of a tsunami with a 1 percent probability of being equaled or exceeded in any year, a pilot study has begun at Seaside Oregon. Both the onshore velocity and the resulting wave runup are critical functions for FEMA to understand and potentially map. The pilot study is a cooperative venture between NOAA and USGS that is partially funded by both agencies and by FEMA. The results of the pilot study will help FEMA determine when tsunamis should be considered in mapping coastal hazards, how to predict their impact, how they should be mapped and possibly the construction standards for zones mapped as having a 1 percent or greater chance of suffering a tsunami.

Carlton, D.; Cook, C. L.; Weber, J.

2004-12-01

425

Final Program Report, National Biodiesel Board, National Biodiesel Infrastructure Development Initiative  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In September 2006, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) received funding from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for the National Biodiesel Infrastructure Development Initiative. The goal of this project was to increase acceptance of biodiesel among domestic...

E. Mueller J. Hamilton T. Verry

2006-01-01

426

National Conference on Pre-Release. A Symposium on Adult Offender Programs, Halfway House, Pre-Release, and Work Release.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seventy-four participants attended the 4-day National Conference on Pre-Release Programs for a symposium on adult offender programs. Presentations heard included: (1) "Halfway House Programs--A National Overview" by O.J. Keller, Jr., (2) "The Evolving Program of a Privately Operated Halfway House" by Robert P. Taylor, (3) "The Employment Program

Killinger, George G., Ed.; And Others

427

A national study of the streamflow data-collection program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The streamflow data program of the U.S. Geological Survey was evaluated in a nationwide study during 1970. The principal elements of the study were (1) establishing the objectives and goals of the program, (2) analyzing all available data to determine which of the goals have already been met, (3) considering alternate means of meeting the remaining goals, and (4) identifying the elements which should be included in the future program.

Benson, Manuel A.; Carter, Rolland William

1973-01-01

428

Dissolved oxygen in two Oregon estuaries: The importance of the ocean-estuary connection  

EPA Science Inventory

We examined the role of the ocean ?estuary connection in influencing periodic reductions in dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in Yaquina and Yachats estuaries, Oregon, USA. In the Yaquina Estuary, there is close coupling between the coastal ocean and the estuary. As a result, low DO ...

429

Dissolved oxygen in two Oregon estuaries: Importance of the ocean-estuary connection - March 2011  

EPA Science Inventory

We examined the role of the ocean?estuary connection in influencing periodic reductions in dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in Yaquina and Yachats estuaries, Oregon, USA. In the Yaquina Estuary, there is close coupling between the coastal ocean and the estuary. As a result, low DO w...

430

Dissolved oxygen in two Oregon estuaries: Importance of the ocean-estuary connection  

EPA Science Inventory

We examined the role of the ocean ?estuary connection in influencing periodic reductions in dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in Yaquina and Yachats estuaries, Oregon, USA. In the Yaquina Estuary, there is close coupling between the coastal ocean and the estuary. As a result, low DO ...

431

The National Geothermal Collaborative, EERE-Geothermal Program, Final Report  

SciTech Connect

Summary of the work conducted by the National Geothermal Collaborative (a consensus organization) to identify impediments to geothermal development and catalyze events and dialogues among stakeholders to over those impediments.

Jody Erikson

2006-05-26

432

76 FR 46595 - National Organic Program (NOP); Sunset Review (2011)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...pyrophosphate. The commenter based their objection on the safety of the substances as described in the material safety data sheets (MSDS) for each substance and recommended removal of these substances from the National List. However, the NOSB reviewed these...

2011-08-03

433

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) (Program Description)  

NSF Publications Database

... Division of Atmospheric Sciences National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Description ... Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), which is funded by NSF, is a focal point for research in the ...

434

78 FR 14315 - Notice of Chargeable Rates Under the National Flood Insurance Program for Non-Primary Residences  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...National Flood Insurance Program for Non-Primary Residences AGENCY: Federal Emergency...National Flood Insurance Program for non-primary residences. DATES: The rates announced...residential property which is not the primary residence of an individual. These...

2013-03-05

435

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL/ENERGY WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT. SOLID WASTE PROGRAMS  

EPA Science Inventory

There are very few solid waste management programs currently being conducted in the United States. There are individual course offerings available at approximately 74 institutions. The criteria utilized for selection of an institution's program in the area of solid waste manageme...

436

Colorado Cancer Research Program (CCRP) - National Cancer Institute  

Cancer.gov

Colorado Cancer Research Program (CCRP) was established in 1983 and designated by NCI as a Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP). CCRP incorporated and became a stand-alone nonprofit organization in 1989. Its founding was the vision of local oncologists who wanted to ensure that Colorado residents could benefit from cancer clinical research and receive treatment from their local oncologists.

437

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL/ENERGY WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT. POTABLE WATER PROGRAMS  

EPA Science Inventory

The report describes potable water education/training programs which are currently being conducted in 19 states. In total, there are 41 program entries included in this volume. Criteria for selection was limited to the inclusion of at least three potable water courses as requirem...

438

Program for Migrant Children's Education: A National Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To examine the diversity and productivity of the Educational Consolidation and Improvement Act (ECIA) Chapter 1 Migrant Education Program, three types of information were drawn from states' applications and end-of-year evaluation reports: state program descriptive data, student service data, and student impact data. The Migrant Student Record…

Plato, Kathleen C.

439

A National Survey of Associate Degree Nursing Programs, 1967.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To identify characteristics of existing associate degree nursing programs, a descriptive questionnaire was mailed to 218 programs in state-approved schools of nursing in the United States, its territories, and possessions. The questionnaire was designed to gain information on background characteristics, organization and administration, students,…

Lande, Sylvia

440

Stimulation of National Television Program Production: A Canadian Success Story?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses Canada's response to international television programming competition, both directly from signals from the United States that are available over the air or by cable, and from foreign programming exhibited by Canadian broadcasters. Major topics discussed are: (1) failure of government regulation to induce significant Canadian…

Hoskins, C.; McFadyen, S.

441

National Workplace Literacy Program 1994-1997. Final Grant Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides information on a workplace education program in which Emily Griffith Opportunity School, Denver, partnered with Columbia HealthONE, Dobbs International Services, Imperial Headwear, Inc., Marriott Hotels, Provenant Health Partners, University of Colorado Health Science Center, and Westin Hotel. Section A of Part I, a program

Faulkner, Cynthia

442

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL/ENERGY WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT. WATER/WASTEWATER PROGRAMS  

EPA Science Inventory

The volume of post-secondary education/training entries presents those programs which are classified as intersecting both environmental areas of potable water and wastewater. Programs categorized as applicable to either potable water or to waste-water, solely, will be found in th...

443

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL/ENERGY WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT. NOISE PROGRAMS  

EPA Science Inventory

The volume includes all identified post-secondary education and/or training programs which have been selected as pertinent to one media-specific area; noise. For ease of handling, the programs are presented in alphabetical order according to the name of the institution. The Appen...

444

Why every national deep-geological-isolation program needs a long-term science & technology component  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this paper is to set down the rationale for a separate Science & Technology (S&T) Program within every national deep-geological-isolation program. The fundamental rationale for such a Program is to provide a dedicated focus for longer-term science and technology activities that ultimately will benefit the whole repository mission. Such a Program, separately funded and with a dedicated

Budnitz

2006-01-01

445

Nitrogen Budget of a North Carolina Estuary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Pamlico River estuary of eastern North Carolina is a relatively oligotrophic ecosystem which is entering the initial stages of cultural eutrophication. The estuary is naturally rich in phosphorus and indirect evidence indicates that nitrogen probably ...

W. G. Harrison J. E. Hobbie

1974-01-01

446

Estuaries and Clean Water Act of 2000  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Office of Water at the Environmental Protection Agency has posted online this document on the new Estuaries and Clean Water Act of 2000. Available in .pdf format, the document summarizes the Act, which emphasizes restoration of estuary habitat.

447

Profiles of Participants in the National School Lunch Program: Data From Two National Surveys. ERS Report Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2004, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) served an average of 29 million lunches daily, at a Federal cost of $7.6 billion. Schools are reimbursed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) according to the number of each type of meal served. FNS administrative data do not include information on the…

Newman, Constance; Ralston, Katherine

2006-01-01

448

Sediment toxicity in the Hudson-Raritan estuary: Distribution and correlations with chemical contamination  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Hudson-Raritan Estuary is one of several United States coastal areas where chemical data have suggested a potential for\\u000a contaminant-related biological effects, and multiyear intensive bioeffects surveys have been conducted by the National Oceanic\\u000a and Atmospheric Administration. The severity and spatial patterns in sediment toxicity were determined in an estuary-wide\\u000a survey during spring 1991 using amphipods, bivalve larvae, and luminescent

Douglas A. Wolfe; Edward R. Long; Glen B. Thursby

1996-01-01

449

Estuaries: Where Rivers Meet the Sea  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Take your students on an EstuaryLive telecast! EstuaryLive brings free, live internet field trips in four different estuaries around the country, right to your classroom. These online field trips are the next best thing to an actual trip to an estuary, providing students with an exciting and new way to learn about unique estuarine ecosystems. The site also includes archived webcasts and teacher resources including classroom activities and a glossary.

450

Estuaries: Where Rivers Meet the Sea  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Take your students on an EstuaryLive telecast! EstuaryLive brings free, live internet field trips in four different estuaries around the country, right to your classroom. These online field trips are the next best thing to an actual trip to an estuary, providing students with an exciting and new way to learn about unique estuarine ecosystems. The site also includes archived webcasts and teacher resources including classroom activities and a glossary.

2011-05-16

451

Children's Interpretive Programs. National Park Service. National Capital Region. 1978-79.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children's park programs in and near the District of Columbia are listed in this directory which is designed for people who plan field trips for children and people interested in developing similar programs. The directory describes more than 80 programs conducted in 30 parks and gives age ranges, schedules, and phone numbers for obtaining further…

Teeple, Berne, Ed.

452

NPSPS (National Program for Selected Population Segments). Manual 3. Youth. Join the Employed Generation: PEPSY Preparation and Employment Program for Special Youth, Cincinnati, Ohio.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report documents the program experiences of the Preparation and Employment Program for Special Youth (PEPSY) of Cincinnati, Ohio, funded under CETA Title III as part of the National Program for Selected Population Segments. The manual is designed to ...

C. Blew

1978-01-01

453

45 CFR 2515.10 - What are the service-learning programs of the Corporation for National and Community Service?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Corporation for National and Community Service? 2515.10 Section 2515...CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE SERVICE-LEARNING PROGRAM...Corporation for National and Community Service? (a) There are...

2013-10-01

454

45 CFR 2515.10 - What are the service-learning programs of the Corporation for National and Community Service?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Corporation for National and Community Service? 2515.10 Section 2515...CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE SERVICE-LEARNING PROGRAM...Corporation for National and Community Service? (a) There are...

2010-10-01

455

45 CFR 2515.10 - What are the service-learning programs of the Corporation for National and Community Service?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Corporation for National and Community Service? 2515.10 Section 2515...CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE SERVICE-LEARNING PROGRAM...Corporation for National and Community Service? (a) There are...

2009-10-01

456

National Starch prevents unexpected with PC-based hazop program  

SciTech Connect

For its process safety management standard, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) received input from Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA). OSHA standard CFR 1910.119 (Federal Register, Feb. 24, 1992, Part 2) mandates hazard analysis, which is also required by CMA's Responsible Care[reg sign] initiative. This standard recognizes six methods of hazard analysis - what-if, checklist, what-if/checklist, hazard and operability study (hazop), failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), fault tree analysis - and an appropriate equivalent methodology. As a member of the CMA, National Starch and Chemical Co. is committed to CMA's Responsible Care[reg sign] initiative. National Starch sought to prevent the unexpected in hazardous-chemical processing through best engineering practices, safe guidelines and training. More than seven years ago, National Starch surveyed the available methods with different companies and decided upon Imperial Chemical Industries' (ICI) hazard-and-operability (hazop) method, a team effort using guide words. National Starch's procedure for hazop studies is evolving. Initially, an abstract by Hank E. Graulich of AIChE's book, Guidelines for Hazard Evaluation Procedures, First Edition (1985), formed the basis of National Starch's manual method for procedures.

Paul, B.O.

1993-03-01

457

AMMONIA EMISSION FACTORS FOR THE NAPAP (NATIONAL ACID PRECIPITATION ASSESSMENT PROGRAM) EMISSION INVENTORY  

EPA Science Inventory

The report provides information on certain sources of ammonia emissions to the atmosphere for use in the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) emission inventories. Major anthropogenic sources of ammonia emissions to the atmosphere are identified, and emission fa...

458

Evaluation of the NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) Environmental Toxicology Training Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1978, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) recognized that its training programs in environmental toxicology should be evaluated to determine whether they were meeting the needs of the employment sectors. The evaluation was t...

M. Hitchock

1982-01-01

459

SPATIAL ALLOCATION FACTOR PROCEDURES FOR THE 1980 NAPAP (NATIONAL ACID PRECIPITATION ASSESSMENT PROGRAM) EMISSIONS INVENTORY DOCUMENTATION  

EPA Science Inventory

The report documents the development of spatial allocation factors to apportion National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) area source emissions from counties to individual grid cells for input to the Regional Acid Deposition Models (RADM) and Regional Oxidant Models ...

460

76 FR 2328 - National Organic Program: Notice of Draft Guidance Concerning “Made With Organic (Specified...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...AMS-NOP-10-0045; NOP-10-03] National Organic Program: Notice of Draft Guidance Concerning ``Made With Organic (Specified Ingredients or Food Groups...notice announces draft guidance for the organic industry to address the labeling,...

2011-01-13

461

Research and Development Program for transportation packagings at Sandia National Laboratories.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document contains information about the research and development programs dealing with waste transport at Sandia National Laboratories. This paper discusses topics such as: Why new packaging is needed; analytical methodologies and design codes;evalua...

G. F. Hohnstreiter K. B. Sorenson

1995-01-01

462

Idaho National Laboratory Offsite Environmental Surveillance Program Report: First Quarter 2005.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report for the first quarter, 2005, contains results from the Environmental Surveillance, Education and Research (ESER) Programs monitoring of the Department of Energys Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratorys (INL) offsite environmen...

M. Case R. Mitchell

2005-01-01

463

Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Offsite Environmental Surveillance Program Report: Third Quarter 2006.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report for the third quarter, 2006, contains results from the Environmental Surveillance, Education and Research (ESER) Programs monitoring of the Department of Energys Idaho National Laboratorys (INL) offsite environment, July 1 through September 30...

M. Case R. Mitchell

2007-01-01

464

Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Offsite Environmental Surveillance Program Report: Fourth Quarter 2004.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report for the fourth quarter, 2004, contains results from the Environmental Surveillance, Education and Research (ESER) Programs monitoring of the Department of Energys Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratorys (INEEL) offsite environ...

C. Martin M. Case

2005-01-01

465

Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Offsite Environmental Surveillance Program Report: Second Quarter 2005.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report for the second quarter, 2005, contains results from the Environmental Surveillance, Education and Research (ESER) Programs monitoring of the Department of Energys Idaho National Laboratorys (INL) offsite environment, April 1 through June 30, 2...

M. Case R. Mitchell

2005-01-01

466

NASA Applied Sciences' DEVELOP National Program: Training the Next Generation of Remote Sensing Scientists.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Since its inception over a decade ago, the DEVELOP National Program has provided students with experience in utilizing and integrating satellite remote sensing data into real world-applications. In 1998, DEVELOP began with three students and has evolved i...

L. Childs M. Brozen N. Hillyer

2010-01-01

467

Longitudinal Study Design for Evaluation of the National Nutrition Program for the Elderly.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report summarized here is an outline of a plan for conducting a longitudinal study to determine the effects of the National Nutrition Program for the Elderly. The plan includes (1) evaluation design strategy, (2) data collection and analysis systems, ...

D. W. Berry R. T. Fink S. Johnson W. S. Peters N. E. Sandusky

1974-01-01

468

National Institute of Mental Health Epidemiologic Catchment Area. Wave 1. Household Survey Diagnostic Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is the hardcopy printout of the National Institute of Mental Health Epidemiologic Catchment Area Wave 1 Household Survey Diagnostic Program. For use as supplement to the NIMH ECA Wave 1 Household Survey Public Use Data Tape and Documentation.

1988-01-01

469

National Public Health Performance Standards Program: Local Public Health System Performance Standards.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP) is to provide measurable performance standards that public health systems can use to ensure the delivery of public health services.

2005-01-01

470

National High Blood Pressure Education Program (NHBPEP) Working Group Report on Hypertension and Chronic Renal Failure.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A report is presented from the National High Blood Pressure Education Program (NHBPEP) Working Group on hypertension and chronic renal failure. The report covers the following areas: (1) pathology and pathophysiology of hypertension and chronic renal insu...

1990-01-01

471

National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) Directory of Accredited Laboratories 2002 Edition.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The NVLAP Directory of Accredited Laboratories is published annually and provides a listing of laboratories accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). Over 800 accreditations in 25 fields of testing and calibration are ...

2002-01-01

472

National Drug Control Strategy. 2001 Annual Report. The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Porgram has enormous value to the United States. The HIDTA Program advances the National Drug Control Strategy by fostering coordination among local, state and federal law enforcement agencies on drug contr...

2001-01-01

473

Summary Report on the Impact Study of the National Science Foundation's Program for Women and Girls.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has operated the Program for Women and Girls (PWG)2 since 1993, funding over 180 projects designed to increase access for girls and women to study and careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET...

2000-01-01

474

Middle School Student Lunch Consumption: Impact of National School Lunch Program Meal and Competitive Foods.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Children's consumption of National School Lunch Program (NSLP) meals is associated with several positive dietary quality outcomes but concerns remain. Students who consumed mainly NSLP food reported higher intake of most nutrients, milk, fruits, and veget...

I. Zakeri K. Cullen K. Watson

2007-01-01

475

76 FR 29747 - State Program Requirements; Proposal To Approve Maine's Base National Pollutant Discharge...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Maine's Base National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES...include the permitting of all discharges within the Indian territories...66 FR at 12792. 2003 Partial Approval of Program in Indian...with the exception of any discharges that qualified as...

2011-05-23

476

77 FR 31814 - National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Insurance Coverage and Rates  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...3067-AD02) National Flood Insurance Program...Insurance Coverage and Rates AGENCY: Federal...governments would adopt and enforce flood mitigation standards...full-risk premiums for flood insurance coverage...from private parties and interest...

2012-05-30

477

Surveillance of Accredited Laboratories under Procedures of the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP),  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The paper describes mechanisms by which the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) seeks to assure continuing competence of accredited laboratories to perform specific test methods or types of tests. Surveillance of laboratories (defi...

H. W. Berger

1987-01-01

478

Training Programs of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, 1971-1980.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study predicts future requirements for biological scientists by specialty area, future supply within area, and the effects of National Institutes of Health program alternatives on requirements and supply measures. At present and for the foreseeable fu...

1971-01-01

479

DEVELOPMENT OF THE 1985 NAPAP (NATIONAL ACID PRECIPITATION ASSESSMENT PROGRAM) EMISSIONS INVENTORY  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper describes the development of the 1985 National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) emissions inventory. NAPAP includes the facility for research and preparation of comprehensive emission inventories. Task Group B, Man-made Sources within NAPAP, has directed th...

480

National Short - Term Training Program on Rehabilitation of Severely Handicapped Homebound Clients.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report summarizes the proceedings of a National Short - Term Training Program on Rehabilitation of Homebound Clients. With the passage of recent legislation, prospects for providing meaningful services to homebound individuals appear more promising t...

B. D. Rice

1979-01-01

481

78 FR 52780 - National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2013-0031...National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP...Emergency Management Agency, Federal Insurance Administration...Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation...Emergency Management Agency, Department...

2013-08-26

482

77 FR 36566 - National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2012-0018...National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP...Emergency Management Agency, Federal Insurance Administration...Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation...Emergency Management Agency, Department...

2012-06-19

483

Development and Environmental Impact of the National Flood Insurance Program: A Summary Research Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is meant to provide individuals with insurance against flood loss, diminish future flood loss through federal, state and local government mitigatio...

G. Boulware W. A. Rosenbaum

2006-01-01

484

Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Environmental Restoration Program Schedule Contingency Evaluation Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report represents the schedule contingency evaluation done on the FY-93 Major System Acquisition (MSA) Baseline for the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory's (INEL) Environmental Restoration Program (EPP). A Schedule Contingency Evaluation Team (SC...

1993-01-01

485

Manual for Assessment and Planning of National ORT (Oral Rehydration Therapy) Programs (1st Edition).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Methods for assessing national oral rehydration therapy (ORT) programs and planning assistance to countries are presented. An outline and rationale for a strategy assessment and development of a PRITECH technical assistance plan are presented first, follo...

J. LeSar P. Harrison A. Buxbaum

1985-01-01

486

Selecting a Methodology for Delineating Mudslide Hazard Areas for the National Flood Insurance Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The mudslide provisions of the National Flood Insurance Program and the problems associated with defining the term 'mudslide' are reviewed. The phenomena that can occur as a result of heavy rain in mountain drainage basins are described. A distinction is ...

1982-01-01

487

78 FR 64024 - National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app 2) and implementing regulation 41 CFR part 101-6, announcement is made for the following committee meeting to discuss National Industrial Security Program policy...

2013-10-25

488

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL/ENERGY WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT. AIR PROGRAMS  

EPA Science Inventory

The directory provides information on post-secondary environmental education programs in the United States. Structured around information requests mailed to post-secondary education institutions, the directory provides the name and address of each institution listed, a contact pe...

489

78 FR 20466 - National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Repayment Program for Pediatric Research (or Pediatric Research LRP); and...Clinical research is patient-oriented clinical...research, teaching, patient care, or other activities...or the Director. Pediatric research is...

2013-04-05

490

77 FR 10455 - National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Repayment Program for Pediatric Research (or Pediatric Research LRP); and...Clinical Research: Is patient-oriented clinical...research, teaching, patient care, or other activities...or the Director. Pediatric Research: Is...

2012-02-22

491

Characteristics of National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program Participants.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report represents the characteristics of schools and students by their school meal program participation and certification status in the spring of 1992. The analysis is based on data from the most recent school nutrition data collection effort, the 19...

N. E. Wemmerus E. S. Forkosh D. Almond

1996-01-01

492

Background Information: National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Apollo Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The origins and development of NASA are detailed, with related information about the Space Act of 1958. Additionally, a historical summary of the Apollo program is presented. This document additionally covers NASA installations, milestones and budget hist...

1969-01-01

493

Initial Description of the National AHEC Program - Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of Area Health Centers (AHECs) is to develop educational opportunities in medically underserved geographical areas for the preparation of health professionals. The underlying theory of the program is that if students are exposed to underserved...

1976-01-01

494

National Radon Measurement Proficiency Program: Individual Proficiency Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In February 1986, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Radon Measurement Proficiency (RMP) Program to assist the public in identifying organizations capable of providing reliable radon measurement services. In December 1991, EPA ...

1992-01-01

495

National Radon Measurement Proficiency (RMP) Program: Individual Proficiency Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In February 1986, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Radon Measurement Proficiency (RMP) Program to assist the public in identifying organizations capable of providing reliable radon measurement services. Until recently, the RM...

1993-01-01

496

Construction safety program for the National Ignition Facility.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Construction Safety Program (CSP) for NIF sets forth the responsibilities, guidelines, rules, policies and regulations for all workers involved in the construction, special equipment installation, acceptance testing, and initial activation and operati...

S. J. Cerruti

1997-01-01

497

Facility Design Program Requirements for the National Science Center.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This research was conducted to develop specific facility design program requirements for a hands-on science museum called the Discovery Center. This information generated creative ways to use current materials, technologies, and approaches to integrate th...

D. C. Heinen W. C. Bullock W. R. Pittman

1991-01-01

498

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: Find a Hospice Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Hospice Organization, "the oldest and largest nonprofit public benefit organization devoted exclusively to hospice care," provides a simple hospice database for the US. Enter the two letter postal abbreviation of the state you are interested in (or click on an interactive map), and hospice information is retrieved by county. Each entry contains hospice name, location, phone number, and contact information. National Hospice Organization members are indicated. State hospice organization contact information is also available. The NHO site provides background on the organization itself, a section on the basics of hospice, and twenty commonly asked questions about hospice.

499

National Aquatic Resource Surveys & Statistics: Role of statistics in the development of a national monitoring program  

EPA Science Inventory

The National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) are a series of four statistical surveys conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency working in collaboration with states, tribal nations and other federal agencies. The surveys are conducted for lakes and reservoirs, streams...

500

Potato cultivars from the Mexican National Program: Sources and durability of resistance against late blight  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Mexican National Potato Program has produced several cultivars with\\u000a high levels of field resistance. We evaluated the durability of\\u000a resistance to potato late blight of a selection of 12 such cultivars\\u000a using data from 1960 to the present. Data were extracted from the field\\u000a notebooks located in the archives of the Mexican National Potato Program\\u000a in the John S.

NJ Grunwald; Mateo A. Cadena Hinojosa; Oswaldo Rubio Covarrubias; AR Pena; John S. Niederhauser; William E. Fry

2002-01-01