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National Estuary Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Estuaries are places where rivers meet the sea and are critical to the health of coastal environments and our enjoyment of them. Website features abundant information on the legal and scientific aspects of estuary preservation. Includes guidelines, program profiles, and a shorter version in Spanish. Resources for teachers and students include games and activities. External links to additional programs also provided.

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MOBILE BAY NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN  

EPA Science Inventory

In simplest terms, an estuary is defined as an area where rivers meet the sea. They are transitional zones where freshwater rivers meet tidally influenced marine waters. Estuaries are considered environmentally and economically important because of their exceptional biological di...

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NEWSLETTER OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR THE DELAWARE ESTUARY: A NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM VOLUME 20 ISSUE 5 SUMMER 2010  

E-print Network

Updates 3 Estuary News Turns 20, Wins Award 3 Act Seeks to Provide Funding, Coordination for Basin 3 "Fracking" Delayed to Ensure Clean Water 7 Electricity Lines: Coming to a Watershed Near You 9 Wind Power

Firestone, Jeremy

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FISH, WILDLIFE, AND ESTUARIES. PESTICIDE RESIDUES IN ESTUARINE MOLLUSKS, 1977 VERSUS 1972--NATIONAL PESTICIDE MONITORING PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

Bivalve mollusks were monitored for residues of 20 organochlorine and organophosphate pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in spring 1977 in 87 of the 181 estuaries routinely monitored on a monthly basis during 1965-72. DDT, the only pesticide detected in 1977, occurred at lo...

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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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San Francisco Estuary Regional Monitoring Program for Trace Substances Report of the 2003 Program Review  

E-print Network

San Francisco Estuary Regional Monitoring Program for Trace Substances Report of the 2003 Program Review REGIONAL MONITORING PROGRAM FOR TRACE SUBSTANCES in the SAN FRANCISCO ESTUARY Mr. Robert Berger Dr Review REGIONAL MONITORING PROGRAM FOR TRACE SUBSTANCES in the SAN FRANCISCO ESTUARY Panel: Mr. Robert

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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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SAN JUAN BAY ESTUARY PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW ATTACHMENTS  

EPA Science Inventory

A compilation of attachments referenced in the San Juan Bay Estuary Program Implementation Review (2004). Materials include, entity reports, water and sediment quality action plans, progress reports, correspondence with local municipalities and Puerto Rican governmental agencies,...

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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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A report published by the San Francisco Estuary Institute and the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary  

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and the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary The Pulse of the Estuary Monitoring and Managing Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary 35 Years After the Clean Water Act #12: Monitoring and Managing Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary. SFEI Contribution 532. San Francisco

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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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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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Estuary Live!!!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Intended for elementary, middle, and high school students, this electronic estuary excursion, Estuary Live!!!, will take place May 8-12, 2000. Free to participants (but please sign up in advance), the field trip will explore the Rachel Carson Site of the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve, covering four islands and salt marshes off the North Carolina coast. The site features useful educational materials, including a photo-illustrated field guide (of the "ecology, habitats and specific plants and animals found in North Carolina's estuaries"); lesson plans (covering highschool biology, estuary habitats, species interactions, and adaptations and communities); and a series of related links. The interactive field trip will require a java-enabled browser, RealVideo (to see a moving image and hear sound), and/or Chatvideo, to see a moving image, ask questions of the naturalist leading the trip, and receive responses via a chat window. Note that ChatVideo requires Netscape 4.0 or better and will not work with AOL or Internet Explorer, and pages "look best" on a screen with resolution of 800x600. The Estuary Live!!! Website is provided by the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve Program, and The Center for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education at East Carolina University.

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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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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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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

...Otay River Estuary Restoration Project, South San Diego Bay Unit of the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge, California; Environmental...western terminus of the Otay River, part of the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This notice...

2011-11-14

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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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Contamination in Chesapeake Bay and Delaware Estuary: Results from the NOAA NS and T program  

SciTech Connect

Since 1986, the NOAA National Status and Trends Program through its Mussel Watch Project has been collecting and analyzing sediments and bivalves (oysters and mussels) at about 350 sites distributed around the United States. Since 1984, sediments where also collected and analyzed through the Benthic Surveillance Project. The data used for the sediments include most of the data previously available as well as the NOAA newly developed COSED data base. The analysis includes 17 trace metals and over 70 organic compounds. When comparing the results obtained for the bivalves collected in the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware Estuary to those obtained in the rest of the United States, it appears that the concentrations of Cd in Chesapeake and Cd, Ni, and total DDT in Delaware Estuary, are high. In an effort to understand the reasons for these high concentrations, the authors compared bivalves and sediments data in relation to the various inputs (including river transport, point source, urban runoff and atmospheric deposition) to these estuarine systems. From this study, it appears that depending on the compound and on the location, natural and/or anthropogenic inputs are responsible for the observed concentrations. For example, in Chesapeake Bay, urban runoff and riverine transport appear to play major roles.

Valette-Silver, N.J.; Daskalakis, K.D. [NOAA, Silver Spring, MD (United States). NS and T Program; Velinsky, D.J. [Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, Rockville, MD (United States)

1994-12-31

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National estuarine inventory: Classified shellfish growing waters by estuary. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The report is the first in a series of reports that compile information on classified shellfish waters as an indicator of coliform bacteria pollution in the Nation's estuaries. Data for the report have been derived from the 1985 National Shellfish Register. Although the Register has provided consistent data on acreage of classified shellfish waters by state, use of it as a national water-quality indicator has been hindered because of the influence of factors other than water quality on classification. The report improves the 1985 Register data by: (1) reorganizing data into 92 estuaries on the East, West, and Gulf coasts that comprise the National Estuarine Inventory, and (2) correcting data for areas that were classified for reasons other than water quality.

Broutman, M.A.; Leonard, D.L.

1986-12-01

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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 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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San Francisco Estuary Regional Monitoring Program for Trace Substances Concentrations and Loads of Organic  

E-print Network

San Francisco Estuary Regional Monitoring Program for Trace Substances Concentrations and Loads Substances Oakland, CA #12;Mallard Island Leatherbarrow et al. 2005 ii This report should be cited as) of the Regional Monitoring Program for Trace Substances (RMP) for participation and guidance in all stages

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RELATIONS OF FISH AND SHELLFISH DISTRIBUTIONS TO HABITAT AND WATER QUALITY IN THE MOBILE BAY ESTUARY, USA  

EPA Science Inventory

The Mobile Bay estuary provides rich habitat for many fish and shellfish, including those identified as economically and ecologically important. The National Estuary Program has focused on restoration of degraded estuarine habitat on which these species depend. To support this ...

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A Report of the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary pollutant effects on aquatic life  

E-print Network

Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary 2011 pollutant effects on aquatic life pulse goals of Bay water quality managers is to ensure that pollutants do not interfere with the abilityA Report of the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary

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NATIONAL HYDROGRAPHY DATASET - ALBERMARLE-PAMLICO ESTUARY STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) is a feature-based database that interconnects and uniquely identifies the stream segments or reaches that comprise the nations surface water drainage system. It is based initially on the content of the US Geological Survey 1:100,000-scale D...

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National Marine Sanctuary Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Marine Sanctuary Program identifies, designates and manages areas of the marine environment of special national significance due to their conservation, recreational, ecological, historical, research, educational, or aesthetic qualities. Access information and pictures of marine sanctuaries all over the U.S. and its territories. Discover ways to get involved with the sanctuary program, no matter where you live. Scientific publications are available for download.

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National Resource Centers Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Resource Centers Program provides grants to institutions of higher education to establish, strengthen, and operate comprehensive and undergraduate centers that are national resources for: (1) Teaching modern foreign languages, especially the less and least commonly taught languages; (2) Disciplinary instruction to provide a thorough…

Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2012

2012-01-01

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Estuaries: Finding the Balance  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students can use this resource from the National Geographic to examine the conflict between development and the environment by focusing on estuaries across the United States. Its objectives are for students to learn about the environmental and economic importance of estuaries, consider the conflicts that arise because of the many uses of estuaries, research a specific estuary and the problems and solutions that have developed around it, and suggest compromises that might be made in order to protect both estuaries and economic development. To meet these objectives, students are directed to review a number of websites about estuaries and then to answer questions concerning environmental issues (e.g., What are the specific ecological characteristics of estuaries? What are some of the signs that an estuary is in trouble as a habitat?) and economic issues (e.g., How might proximity to major cities impact estuaries? To what degree should economic activity dictate the outcome of estuaries?).

Xpeditions NatGeo (National Geographic Society;)

2008-04-30

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National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program  

E-print Network

National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program NVLAP Assessor Training Nonconformities #12;National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program Definitions Nonconformity ­ nonfulfillment assessors Nonconformities - September 24, 2013 2 #12;National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program

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National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program  

E-print Network

National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program NVLAP Assessor Training Calibration Certificate Review Discussion #12;National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program Calibration Certificate Review calibration so it must be correct, right? #12;National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program Annex B's 5

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National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program  

E-print Network

National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program NVLAP Assessor Training Working for NVLAP #12;National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program Presentation Overview · Assessor roles · Assessor Training ­ 2014 2 #12;National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program Assessor Definitions · Lead

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LOUISIANIAN PROVINCE DEMONSTRATION REPORT - EMAP-ESTUARIES: 1991  

EPA Science Inventory

This report summarizes the Louisianian Demonstration Project conducted by the Estuaries Resource Group of the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP), a national program initiated by EPA to integrate efforts of governmental agencies in evaluations of status and tre...

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National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program  

E-print Network

National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program NVLAP Assessor Training Assessment Techniques #12;National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program Outline · Purpose of the Types of Assessments Meeting · Case Study Assessment Techniques ­ September 24, 2013 2 #12;National Voluntary Laboratory

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National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program  

E-print Network

National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program NVLAP Assessor Training Evaluating Assessor Performance #12;National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program Why NVLAP Evaluates? ISO/IEC 17011 - 6 to perform competently. 2Assessor Performance - September 24, 2013 #12;National Voluntary Laboratory

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National Seabird Program NOAA Fisheries  

E-print Network

NOAA FISHERIES SERVICE National Seabird Program NOAA Fisheries Contact: Kim Rivera (Kim Oceans Matter NOAA Fisheries National Seabird Program The NOAA Fisheries National Seabird Program are of interest to and are studied by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA Fisheries

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NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE NATIONAL OBSERVER PROGRAM  

E-print Network

NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE NATIONAL OBSERVER PROGRAM noaanational marine fisheries service ANNUAL REPORT 2008 U.S. Department of Commerce | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | National Marine Fisheries Service #12;i An online version of this report is available at http

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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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Estuaries. Estuaries are places where fresh and salt water mix. Typically they occur where rivers enter the sea. Estero Limantour, Drakes' Bay, Point Reyes National Seashore.  

E-print Network

Estuaries Lecture 18 #12;Estuaries. Estuaries are places where fresh and salt water mix. Typically than an equivalent volume of fresh water. If you go back to the graph of water density as a function and shallow, and river currents are often strong. Hence salt and fresh water are often mixed in estuaries

Richerson, Peter J.

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NOAA's National Ocean Service: Estuaries NOS home NOS education home site index  

E-print Network

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 and as places to nest and breed. Humans communities also rely on estuaries for food, recreation and jobs. Of the 32 largest cities in the world, 22

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ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM: EXAMPLE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT REPORT FOR ESTUARIES  

EPA Science Inventory

EMAP is a comprehensive, multiagency program designed to assess the condition of the nation's ecological resources at national, regional, and subregional scales. ata and information collected by EMAP will be integrated with data from other monitoring programs and environmental in...

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Brookhaven National Laboratory Internship Program  

E-print Network

1 Brookhaven National Laboratory Internship Program New Appointment should the intern contact if they cannot come in? How? ___________________________________ What What project will the intern be collaborating on? _____________________________________________ What

Ohta, Shigemi

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NATIONAL TOXICOLOGY PROGRAM (NTP) DATA  

EPA Science Inventory

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) was established in 1978 by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to coordinate toxicological testing programs within the department, strengthen the science base in toxicology; develop and validate improved testing methods; and pr...

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Marine and Aquatic Research Experience: A Program for Undergraduates Studying Estuaries  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since 1998, the Marine and Aquatic Research Experience (MARE) Program for Undergraduates has been conducting an on-going ecological and oceanographic survey of a coastal plain estuary, Winyah Bay, SC. MARE is a student-generated, faculty-guided model for hands-on research designed to apply classroom learning to real world applications. The overall goal of MARE is to create field-based learning opportunities for students while at the same time encouraging them to become scientists and to practice being scientists from conception to planning, to execution, to presentation of scientific research. To achieve this goal students work in "crews" within MARE which try to answer specific questions about the estuary. These crews share resources, ideas, and data with each other to produce a comprehensive database for the estuary. Involvement in MARE is strictly voluntary and not a requirement of a degree program. Also, MARE was established as part of the student natural interests and not as part of a professor's regular research. Another important feature of MARE is ownership. The research done and efforts made belong to the members of MARE. Although the role of faculty involvement in MARE is important through the use of their expertise, equipment, laboratories, and funding, the students are fundamentally responsible for organizing, conducting, and managing their own scientific investigations. However, along with this ownership of the scientific products of MARE comes responsibility for any mistakes made. In this sense the MARE members learn from real, not classroom mistakes. The ability to prepare for and deal with frustration and adversity in real-world situations is also an important component of MARE. The MARE research effort has been broken into crews with specific scientific directions. The biological oceanography crew has been primarily concerned with determining the species diversity of the Winyah Bay ecosystem. The physical oceanography and suspended sediment crews are trying to understanding the circulation and mixing of water masses and suspended matter throughout the estuary. The chemical oceanography crew has focused on the concentration and dynamics of nutrients. Recent additions to MARE include a geological processes crew and a remote sensing crew. An overview of the results to date and future research directions will be displayed and discussed.

Jett, H. L.; Robinson, C.; Meetze, K.; Wise, L.; Majzlik, E. J.; Williams, D. F.

2001-05-01

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Monitoring and Managing Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary San Francisco Estuary Institute and the  

E-print Network

Monitoring and Managing Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary San Francisco Estuary Institute and the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary #12;www.sfei.org #12;Contribution 517 Monitoring and Managing Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary San Francisco Estuary

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Nutrients in an Estuary  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners model estuaries, artificially enriching both fresh and salt water samples with different amounts of nutrients and observing the growth of algae over several weeks. Learners relate their results to the phenomenon of algae blooms in estuaries. Learners then analyze data for different sites at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR) in Florida to discover the relationships between nitrogen, chlorophyll, and dissolved oxygen. Finally, learners study how nutrients cycle through an estuary and suggest recommendations for reducing nutrient inputs to estuary waters.

Terc; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

2012-06-26

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Georgia Estuaries Circulation Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 1980 Circulation Survey, Southeast Atlantic Coast Estuaries, Sapelo Sound to St. Andrew Sound, Georgia, was conducted from March through June 1980 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Ship FERREL. Sapelo Sound, Doboy Sound, Altamaha Sound, St. Simons Sound, and their tributaries (collectively referred to as Georgia Estuaries) were studied. Current, tide, meteorological, and conductivity-temperature\\/depth data were collected. These

S. McCoy; W. Watson

1983-01-01

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Susceptibility of east coast estuaries to nutrient discharges: Passamaquoddy Bay to Chesapeake Bay. Summary report  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is the third report in a series being developed to assist the US EPA implement its Near Coastal Waters and National Estuary Programs. It summarizes estimates of the relative susceptibility and status of 17 estuaries on the East Coast from Maine through Virginia, with respect to nutrient-related pollution. The information is intended to increase understanding of coastal environmental problems

H. Quinn; J. P. Tolson; C. J. Klein; S. P. Orlando; C. Alexander

1989-01-01

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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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EPA'S NATIONAL COASTAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

The National Coastal Assessment (NCA) is an environmental monitoring program initiated by the US Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development in 2000. The goal is to monitor selected ecological indicators in the nation's estuarine waters and to produce an...

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National Observer Program Communications and Outreach  

E-print Network

National Observer Program Communications and Outreach Strategy October 2006 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service Office.1 Developing an Observer Program Outreach Strategy......................................... 5 2.2 National

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National Integrated Water Quality Program Impact Report  

E-print Network

The Land-Grant University System National Integrated Water Quality Program Impact Report Regional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 CSREES National Integrated Water Quality Program . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 National Integrated Water Quality Network Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Regional Coordination Project Impacts

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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

59

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

60

Everett Harbor Action Program: Analysis of toxic problem areas. Puget Sound estuary program: Final report and appendices. two volumes  

SciTech Connect

The report presents the results of a field investigation of the nearshore region of the Everett Harbor/Port Gardner/Snohomish River system. Under the Everett Harbor Action Program, federal, state, and local agencies cooperate to respond to toxic contamination problems. Response actions may include regulatory control of point and non-point contamination sources, source treatment, capping or removal of highly contaminative sediments. The study objectives were to: (1) define spatial patterns and quantitative relationships between sediment contamination, toxicity and biological effects; (2) identify problem areas of sediment contamination; (3) rank problem areas for possible remediation; (4) identify potential problem chemicals that display high concentrations in association with biological effects. A standardized assessment technique used in several other Puget Sound Estuary Program urban bay projects was used to identify problem sediments. The primary information used in the problem area ranking process included: (1) sediment characteristics (i.e., contaminant concentrations, conventional physical/chemical characteristics); and (2) biological effects (i.e., benthic invertebrate community structure, sediment toxicity bioassays using amphipods, concentrations of PCB's, chlorinated pesticides and mercury in muscle tissue of English sole, prevalence of liver lesions in English sole).

Not Available

1988-09-01

61

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...

62

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.

63

(20102011) National Taiwan University, Visiting Student Program  

E-print Network

additional restrictions Visiting students will be offered Chinese language courses on a feepaying basis (20102011) National Taiwan University, Visiting Student Program Dates: Semester 1 December 1st) NTU's Visiting Student Program is a feepaying program where students register

Wu, Yih-Min

64

Oak Ridge National Laboratory National Security Programs  

E-print Network

· Sense & respond logistics · Knowledge Discovery · Next-generation power Areas of emphasis · Expanded · Classified capability · Information systems/AIAs · Simulation and modeling National And Homeland Security

65

PECONIC ESTUARY STORMWATER ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING TOOL  

EPA Science Inventory

PECONIC ESTUARY STORMWATER ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING TOOL Horsley & Witten, Inc. was contracted by the Peconic Estuary Program to create a Regional Stormwater Runoff Management Plan designed to mitigate loadings of fecal coliform bacteria and nitrogen to the Peconic Estuary. The pu...

66

Undergraduate Internship Program -National Clandestine Service  

E-print Network

Undergraduate Internship Program - National Clandestine Service Work Schedule: Full Time Salary: $39,752 Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area Applications for internships starting in Summer arm of the CIA. The NCS Undergraduate Internship Program offers a limited number of talented

Meyers, Steven D.

67

76 FR 8345 - Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plan Module for Columbia River Estuary Salmon and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Species; Recovery Plan Module for Columbia River Estuary Salmon and Steelhead AGENCY: National...availability; recovery plan module for Columbia River estuary salmon and steelhead...announces the adoption of the Columbia River Estuary Endangered Species Act...

2011-02-14

68

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

69

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY ACCREDITATION PROGRAM (NELAP) SUPPORT  

EPA Science Inventory

The nation has long suffered from the inefficiencies and inconsistencies of the current multiple environmental laboratory accreditation programs. In the 1970's, EPA set minimum standards for a drinking water certification program. The drinking water program was adopted by the s...

70

National Industry Security Program. Operating Manual.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Manual is issued in accordance with the National Industrial Security Program (NISP). The Manual prescribes requirements, restrictions, and other safeguards that are necessary to prevent unauthorized disclosure of classified information and to control...

1995-01-01

71

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

72

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program  

E-print Network

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 3 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma S U M M A R Y R E P O R T 2 0 0 7 #12;National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 3 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma S U M M A R Y R E P O R T 2 0

Bandettini, Peter A.

73

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...

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.

75

Building on the National Cancer Program  

Cancer.gov

The NCI supports the National Cancer Program by providing resources to individual researchers and institutions, providing leadership to national infrastructures that care for patients and develop new methods to treat and prevent and treat cancer, conducting research in especially challenging areas, and training a strong workforce of cancer researchers.

76

The photovoltics program at Sandia National Laboratories  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Photovoltaic (PV) Projects at Sandia National Laboratories support the Department of Energy (DOE) National Photovoltaics Program through silicon solar cell research and development, concentrator module research and development, evaluation of cells and modules for both one-sun and concentrator applications development and evaluation of hardware for PV applications, and domestic and international applications identification and verification. In all of these

D. E. Hasti

1992-01-01

77

Exploring Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site offers several ways to explore the importance of estuaries. Virtual tours of the Barataria-Terrebone Estuarine Complex and the Long Island Sound offer photos and text of each area explain their importance to humans, wildlife, and larger ecosystems. Additional resources for kids and adults are linked. A glossary page offers a list of vocabulary associated with estuaries. The site also offers a games and activities section for kids that has coloring sheets for young children, and inquiry-based interactive games for older kids. The games include a "Who Am I" animal identification game, and a game called "Solve a Mystery" where players must follow and investigation into what's wrong with an estuary, and make a decision on the cause of the problem. There are several possible mysteries to solve, each with a different solution.

78

Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Management Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL) waste management program is responsible for disposition of waste generated by many of the LANL programs and operations. LANL generates liquid and solid waste that can include radioactive, hazardous, and other constituents. Where practical, LANL hazardous and mixed wastes are disposed through commercial vendors; low-level radioactive waste (LLW) and radioactive asbestos-contaminated waste are disposed on

G. M. Lopez-Escobedo; K. M. Hargis; C. R. Douglass

2007-01-01

79

Australia's national Q fever vaccination program.  

PubMed

A nationally funded Q fever vaccination program was introduced in Australia in 2002. The evaluation of this unique program included measures of program uptake, safety, and notification and hospitalisation rates for Q fever pre- and post-program implementation. Program uptake ranged from close to 100% amongst abattoir workers to 43% in farmers. The most commonly reported adverse event was injection site reaction. Q fever notification rates declined by over 50% between 2002 and 2006, particularly in young adult males, consistent with the profile of the abattoir workforce. Hospitalisation data showed similar trends. Available evidence suggests a significant impact of Australia's Q fever vaccination program; such a program merits consideration in other countries with a comparable Q fever disease burden. PMID:19428827

Gidding, Heather F; Wallace, Cate; Lawrence, Glenda L; McIntyre, Peter B

2009-03-23

80

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

81

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.

82

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

83

Padilla Bay: The Estuary Guide. Level 1. Publication No. 93-108.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Washington is managed by the Washington State Department of Ecology, Shorelands and Coastal Zone management Program. This guide is designed for primary teachers to complement a visit to the reserve and is a useful resource to teach about estuaries, shorelands, and coastal resources. Activities are…

Friesem, Judy

84

NEHRP: National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) is the Federal Government's program to reduce the risks to life and property from earthquakes." After learning about the program's main goals, users of the website can find links to the latest earthquake news and events, publications, seismic maps, upcoming conferences, and other resources. The site describes the model building codes in earthquake hazardous areas. Parents and educators can learn the basic facts about earthquakes and how to reduce the risk from natural disasters. Everyone that may be affected by seismic activity can find enlightening materials at this site.

85

Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program  

E-print Network

Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program Fiscal Year 2012 Announcement Announcement No. G12AS20005 under Section 104(g) of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as Amended. Geological Survey Water Resources OMB Number:1028-0095 Expiration Date 01/31/2013 PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT

Hanson, Stephen José

86

National Shoreline Erosion Control Demonstration Program Overview.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Shoreline Erosion Control Development and Demonstration Program of the US Army Corps of Engineers was established by Section 227 of the US Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) of 1996 with initial funding appropriated in FY00. Section 2...

G. Turk, J. Pope, W. R. Curtis

2000-01-01

87

Theory Underlying a National Teacher Evaluation Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper describes a study conducted to explicate the multiple theories underlying Chile's national teacher evaluation program. These theories will serve as the basis for evaluating the intended consequences of this evaluation system, while not losing sight of emerging unintended consequences. We first analyzed legal and policy documents and then…

Taut, Sandy; Santelices, Veronica; Araya, Carolina; Manzi, Jorge

2010-01-01

88

24 CFR 570.605 - National Flood Insurance Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 2011-04-01 2010-04-01 true National Flood Insurance Program. 570.605 Section 570.605 Housing...Other Program Requirements § 570.605 National Flood Insurance Program. Notwithstanding the date of...

2011-04-01

89

24 CFR 570.605 - National Flood Insurance Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false National Flood Insurance Program. 570.605 Section 570.605 Housing...Other Program Requirements § 570.605 National Flood Insurance Program. Notwithstanding the date of...

2013-04-01

90

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

91

24 CFR 570.605 - National Flood Insurance Program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false National Flood Insurance Program. 570.605 Section 570.605 Housing...Other Program Requirements § 570.605 National Flood Insurance Program. Notwithstanding the date of...

2012-04-01

92

24 CFR 570.605 - National Flood Insurance Program.  

... 2014-04-01 2013-04-01 true National Flood Insurance Program. 570.605 Section 570.605 Housing...Other Program Requirements § 570.605 National Flood Insurance Program. Notwithstanding the date of...

2014-04-01

93

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.  

PubMed

The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 established the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to compensate people thought to be injured by certain vaccines. The act's goals are to ensure an adequate supply of vaccines, to stabilize vaccine costs, and to establish and maintain an accessible and efficient setting for providing compensation to people found to have been injured by certain childhood vaccines. In addition, the legislation called for the reporting of adverse events after vaccination, the creation of vaccine-information materials that detail vaccine benefits and risks, and Institute of Medicine studies of possible vaccine-related injuries and encouraged research and development of new and safer vaccines. Over its 22-year history, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has been a key component in stabilizing the US vaccine market through liability protection to both vaccine companies and health care providers and by providing a forum for people, no matter what age, to seek compensation. PMID:21502255

Cook, Katherine M; Evans, Geoffrey

2011-05-01

94

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...

95

Intellectual Estuaries: Connecting Learning and Creativity in Programs of Advanced Academics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Academic learning and creativity should be overlapping goals that can be simultaneously pursued in programs of advanced academics. However, efforts aimed at nurturing creativity and academic learning sometimes are represented as two related but separate paths; this separation is unnecessary and can undermine the development of creative and…

Beghetto, Ronald A.; Kaufman, James C.

2009-01-01

96

Sandia National Laboratories corporate mentor program : program review, May 2004.  

SciTech Connect

The Sandia National Laboratories Corporate Mentor Program provides a mechanism for the development and retention of Sandia's people and knowledge. The relationships formed among staff members at different stages in their careers offer benefits to all. These relationships can provide experienced employees with new ideas and insight and give less experienced employees knowledge of Sandia's culture, strategies, and programmatic direction. The program volunteer coordinators are dedicated to the satisfaction of the participants, who come from every area of Sandia. Since its inception in 1995, the program has sustained steady growth and excellent customer satisfaction. This report summarizes the accomplishments, activities, enhancements, and evaluation data for the Corporate Mentor Program for the 2003/2004 program year ending May 1, 2004.

Tibbetts, Tiffany; Tarro, Talitha; Dudeck, William; Bristol, Colette; Stephens, Jim

2005-01-01

97

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...

98

Estuaries: Where Rivers Meet the Sea  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website is the educational site for NOAA's National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS), managed and maintained by NERRS education staff. This site provides, primarily, an avenue for elementary, middle and high school students, and their teachers, to learn more about estuaries, research, and explore NOAAâs âliving laboratoriesâ - the National Estuarine Research Reserves. The Estuary Video Gallery offers a collection of short video clips. The main content themes include relationships between estuaries and humans, life in an estuary, impacts of society upon estuaries and current research and equipment used in monitoring estuaries in video format. Also included are E-Live Backpacks designed to extend and enhance specific Estuaries 101 High-School Curriculum activities by using video clips from our Video Gallery, and relating them to important estuary principles and concepts. Students are asked to review the materials in the E-Live Backpacks, to construct their own compelling questions, actively research those questions, and share their learning through final products. By going through these steps, you will lead students through a project-based learning experience. this site is also available in Spanish.

99

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of the geologic mapping and data preservation programs. The...National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program. DATES...National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program Advisory Committee are open to the Public. Dated:...

2012-06-27

100

NIST Laboratory Programs and the National Voluntary Laboratory  

E-print Network

, Chief, National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program #12;2 What Is Laboratory Accreditation of products in U.S. and world markets. What Is the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP#12;#12;11 NIST Laboratory Programs and the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program

101

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

102

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...

103

The National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 (USGS), and the National Science Foundation (NSF). NOAA has led the effort to forge a solid partnership between the states and the Federal agencies because of it's responsibility to provide tsunami warning services to the nation. The successful partnership has established a mitigation program in each state that is developing tsunami resilient coastal communities. Inundation maps are now available for many of the coastal communities of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. These maps are used to develop evacuation plans and, in the case of Oregon, for land use management. The NTHMP mapping technology is now being applied to FEMA's Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). The NTHMP has successfully upgraded the warning capability in NOAA so that earthquakes can be detected within 5 minutes and tsunamis can be detected in the open ocean in real time. Deep ocean reporting of tsunamis has already averted one unnecessary evacuation of Hawaii and demonstrated that real-time tsunami forecasting is now possible. NSF's new Network for Earthquake Engineering (NEES) program has agreed to work with the NTHMP to focus tsunami research on national needs. An overview of the NTHMP will be given including a discussion of accomplishments and a progress report on NEES and FIRM activities.

Bernard, E. N.

2004-12-01

104

Los Alamos National Laboratory Waste Management Program  

SciTech Connect

Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL) waste management program is responsible for disposition of waste generated by many of the LANL programs and operations. LANL generates liquid and solid waste that can include radioactive, hazardous, and other constituents. Where practical, LANL hazardous and mixed wastes are disposed through commercial vendors; low-level radioactive waste (LLW) and radioactive asbestos-contaminated waste are disposed on site at LANL's Area G disposal cells, transuranic (TRU) waste is disposed at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), and high-activity mixed wastes are disposed at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) after treatment by commercial vendors. An on-site radioactive liquid waste treatment facility (RLWTF) removes the radioactive constituents from liquid wastes and treated water is released through an NPDES permitted outfall. LANL has a very successful waste minimization program. Routine hazardous waste generation has been reduced over 90% since 1993. LANL has a DOE Order 450.1-compliant environmental management system (EMS) that is ISO 14001 certified; waste minimization is integral to setting annual EMS improvement objectives. Looking forward, under the new LANL management and operating contractor, Los Alamos National Security (LANS) LLC, a Zero Liquid Discharge initiative is being planned that should eliminate flow to the RLWTF NPDES-permitted outfall. The new contractor is also taking action to reduce the number of permitted waste storage areas, to charge generating programs directly for the cost to disposition waste, and to simplify/streamline the waste system. (authors)

Lopez-Escobedo, G.M.; Hargis, K.M.; Douglass, C.R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM (United States)

2007-07-01

105

Effective Access to the Periodical Literature: A National Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In this report, a task force appointed by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) to prepare a plan for a National Periodicals program recommends a three level program consisting of: (1) local, state, and regional library syst...

V. E. Palmour

1976-01-01

106

Theory underlying a national teacher evaluation program.  

PubMed

The paper describes a study conducted to explicate the multiple theories underlying Chile's national teacher evaluation program. These theories will serve as the basis for evaluating the intended consequences of this evaluation system, while not losing sight of emerging unintended consequences. We first analyzed legal and policy documents and then interviewed fourteen representatives of the four stakeholder groups involved in the program's design and implementation, in order to gain insight into their respective conceptions of the program's functioning and intended effects. The results show that, as to be expected and despite the long and difficult negotiation process that preceded implementation of this program, multiple political stakeholders still view the program's intended effects differently. However, there was substantial overlap regarding a number of intended effects, such as building the capacity of, and triggering change in, teachers with shortcomings, and informing the selection of new teachers and facilitating the exit of unsatisfactory teachers from the system. It was difficult to get interviewees to talk about how exactly these intended effects are supposed to be achieved. The paper draws conclusions regarding theory elaboration process involving multiple stakeholders in a highly political context. PMID:20163858

Taut, Sandy; Santelices, Verónica; Araya, Carolina; Manzi, Jorge

2010-11-01

107

Idaho National Laboratory Small Business Program Vision & Opportunity  

E-print Network

contributor in national and homeland security, alternate and renewable energy and science and technology Studies Nuclear Programs Energy Security Global Security Homeland Security National Defense A leader in critical infrastructure protection for security of energy supply and delivery National & Homeland

108

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

109

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

110

Environmental Programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Summary of this project is: (1) Teamwork, partnering to meet goals - (a) Building on cleanup successes, (b) Solving legacy waste problems, (c) Protecting the area's environment; (2) Strong performance over the past three years - (a) Credibility from four successful Recovery Act Projects, (b) Met all Consent Order milestones, (c) Successful ramp-up of TRU program; (3) Partnership between the National Nuclear Security Administration's Los Alamos Site Office, DOE Carlsbad Field Office, New Mexico Environment Department, and contractor staff enables unprecedented cleanup progress; (4) Continued focus on protecting water resources; and (5) All consent order commitments delivered on time or ahead of schedule.

Jones, Patricia [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-11

111

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

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Future of the National Performance Audit Program (NPAP)  

SciTech Connect

The National Performance Audit Program (NPAP) is one of the major components in the quality assurance of the nation`s air monitoring program. The nation`s ambient air monitoring program contains approximately 5000 monitors collecting data for the six pollutants for which national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) have been designated. On January 1, 1998 EPA`s ORD transferred the NPAP to the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS). The future of this important performance evaluation program is discussed.

Elkins, J.B.; Hunike, E.T.

1998-08-01

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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...

114

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

115

Susceptibility of east coast estuaries to nutrient discharges: Passamaquoddy Bay to Chesapeake Bay. Summary report  

SciTech Connect

This is the third report in a series being developed to assist the US EPA implement its Near Coastal Waters and National Estuary Programs. It summarizes estimates of the relative susceptibility and status of 17 estuaries on the East Coast from Maine through Virginia, with respect to nutrient-related pollution. The information is intended to increase understanding of coastal environmental problems and to serve as a screening tool for coastal resource decision-making. A one-page summary is included in the report for each of the 17 estuaries in the East Coast region from Passamaquoddy Bay through Chesapeake Bay. Each summary contains data on significant physical and hydrologic features, estimations of nutrient loading, pollution susceptibility, and nutrient concentrations, along with a narrative to assist the reader in interpreting the data.

Quinn, H.; Tolson, J.P.; Klein, C.J.; Orlando, S.P.; Alexander, C.

1989-06-01

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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

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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,...

118

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

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National Satellite Technology Program Dr. Turki Al-Saud  

E-print Network

Great commissioning and operation experience. #12;National Satellite Technology Program A color image to orbit · Experimental Satellite with new on board processing, Hydrazine and Electric Propulsion 1660 2212National Satellite Technology Program Dr. Turki Al-Saud KACST #12;National Satellite Technology

Stanford University

120

National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Partnership Program  

E-print Network

National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Partnership Program Solicitation For the District Relations and Public Liaison National Institute of Mental Health August 16, 2010 #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Page The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is soliciting proposals for its Outreach Partnership Program

Bandettini, Peter A.

121

National Checklist Program for IT Products--Guidelines for  

E-print Network

National Checklist Program for IT Products--Guidelines for Checklist Users and Developers Recommendationsof the National Institute of Standards and Technology StephenD.Quinn MurugiahSouppaya Melanie;NIST Special Publication 800-70 Revision 2 National Checklist Program for IT Products

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Nevada National Security Site Groundwater Program  

ScienceCinema

From 1951 to 1992, the Unites States government conducted 828 underground nuclear tests at the Nevada National Security Site. About one-third of these tests occurred near, below or within the water table - the very top portion of the groundwater layer where rock and soil are completely saturated with water. As a result, some groundwater was contaminated. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) began exploring the effects of groundwater contamination in the 1970s. Though contamination from underground testing has never been detected on public land, the DOE was committed to developing an advanced, reliable monitoring network that ensures the long-term protection of the public. An intensive groundwater investigation program was launched in 1989.

None

2014-10-28

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Nevada National Security Site Groundwater Program  

SciTech Connect

From 1951 to 1992, the Unites States government conducted 828 underground nuclear tests at the Nevada National Security Site. About one-third of these tests occurred near, below or within the water table - the very top portion of the groundwater layer where rock and soil are completely saturated with water. As a result, some groundwater was contaminated. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) began exploring the effects of groundwater contamination in the 1970s. Though contamination from underground testing has never been detected on public land, the DOE was committed to developing an advanced, reliable monitoring network that ensures the long-term protection of the public. An intensive groundwater investigation program was launched in 1989.

None

2010-03-25

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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

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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.

Whitall, D.; Hively, W. D.; Leight, A. K.; Hapeman, C. J.; McConnell, L. L.; Fisher, T.; Rice, C. P.; Codling, E.; McCarty, G. W.; Sadeghi, A. M.; Gustafson, A.; Bialek, K.

2010-01-01

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

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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

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76 FR 39857 - Alaska Coastal Management Program Withdrawal From the National Coastal Management Program Under...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Alaska Coastal Management Program Withdrawal From the National Coastal Management Program Under the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) AGENCY: Office of Ocean and Coastal...

2011-07-07

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THE NATIONAL COAST ASSESSMENT : EPA TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TO STRATEGIC PARTNERS  

EPA Science Inventory

The National Coastal Assessment (NCA) is a large-scale, comprehensive environmental monitoring program designed to characterize the ecological condition of the Nation's coastal resources (estuaries and near shore waters). A key to the success of the program is the development of ...

130

Solutions Network Formulation Report. The Potential Contributions of the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission to Estuary Management in Acadia National Park  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This candidate solution suggests the use of GPM precipitation observations to enhance the Acadia National Park NLERDSS. Simulated GPM data should provide measurements that would enable analysis of how precipitation affects runoff and nutrient load in the park?s wetlands. This solution benefits society by aiding park and resource managers in making predictions based on hypothetical changes and in identifying effective mitigation scenarios. This solution supports the Coastal Management, Water Management, and Ecological Forecasting National Applications.

Anderson, Daniel; Hilbert, Kent; Lewis, David

2007-01-01

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78 FR 66012 - National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Resources and Services Administration National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of...petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (the Program...Program, contact the Director, National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, 5600...

2013-11-04

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78 FR 79701 - National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Resources and Services Administration National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of...petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (the Program...Program, contact the Director, National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, 5600...

2013-12-31

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A program of the National Institute of Justice National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center--  

E-print Network

Statistics, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and Office for Victims of Crime. #12;GuideA program of the National Institute of Justice National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology that include 99-IJ-R-034 awarded by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U

Ellingson, Steven W.

134

Evaluation of the National Migrant Worker Program. Volume II. Appendices.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is Volume II of an evaluation of the National Migrant Worker Program (NMWP) containing the appendices to the final report. Included in the volume are the survey interview instruments and program participant comments.

1974-01-01

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36 CFR 230.3 - National program administration.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... Section 230.3 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE STATE AND PRIVATE FORESTRY ASSISTANCE Stewardship Incentive Program § 230.3 National program administration. (a) The Chief shall...

2010-07-01

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36 CFR 230.3 - National program administration.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... Section 230.3 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE STATE AND PRIVATE FORESTRY ASSISTANCE Stewardship Incentive Program § 230.3 National program administration. (a) The Chief shall...

2011-07-01

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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

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USGS National Water-Quality Assessment Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Since its inception in 1991, the USGS National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program has been collecting and analyzing data about more than 50 major river basins and aquifers across the United States. The core mission is "to develop long-term consistent and comparable information on streams, ground water, and aquatic ecosystems to support sound management and policy decisions." Visitors can begin by selecting one of over 50 research sites from a drop-down menu of states, or by looking at research activities by river basin. The main homepage for the NAWQA also contains a section that explains how and why water quality varies across the country by discussing the various elements, such as pesticides and nutrients, that contribute to the quality of various water sources. Of course, the site also features a number of more technical reports on water quality, including detailed information about each basin area. As might be expected, the site also offers a glossary of frequently used terms within the fields of water chemistry and hydrology, and also contains a What's New section that contains announcements about the release of new reports, fact sheets, and upcoming conferences of note.

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Nanosatellite program at Sandia National Laboratories  

SciTech Connect

The concept of building extremely small satellites which, either independently or as a collective, can perform missions which are comparable to their much larger cousins, has fascinated scientists and engineers for several years now. In addition to the now commonplace microelectronic integrated circuits, the more recent advent of technologies such as photonic integrated circuits (PIC's) and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) have placed such a goal within their grasp. Key to the acceptance of this technology will be the ability to manufacture these very small satellites in quantity without sacrificing their performance or versatility. In support of its nuclear treaty verification, proliferation monitoring and other remote sensing missions, Sandia National laboratories has had a 35-year history of providing highly capable systems, densely packaged for unintrusive piggyback missions on government satellites. As monitoring requirements have become more challenging and remote sensing technologies become more sophisticated, packaging greater capability into these systems has become a requirement. Likewise, dwindling budgets are pushing satellite programs toward smaller and smaller platforms, reinforcing the need for smaller, cheaper satellite systems. In the next step of its miniaturization plan, Sandia has begun development of technologies for a highly integrated miniature satellite. The focus of this development is to achieve nanosat or smaller dimensions while maintaining significant capability utilizing semiconductor wafer-level integration and, at the same time promoting affordability through modular generic construction.

Reynolds, D.A.; Kern, J.P.; Schoeneman, J.L.

1999-11-11

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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...

141

75 FR 39266 - National Protection and Programs Directorate; National Infrastructure Advisory Council  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Wong, National Protection and Programs...Wong, National Infrastructure Advisory Council...security of the critical infrastructure sectors and their...relevant to the protection of critical infrastructure as directed...

2010-07-08

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75 FR 81284 - National Protection and Programs Directorate; National Infrastructure Advisory Council Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...AGENCY: National Protection and Programs...The National Infrastructure Advisory Council...security of the critical infrastructure sectors and their...relevant to the protection of critical infrastructure as directed...

2010-12-27

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TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION PROGRAM National Institute of Standards and Technology  

E-print Network

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION PROGRAM National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg, MD 20899 ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES FOR CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE The Technology Innovation Program (TIP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology was established to assist U.S. businesses and institutions of higher

Magee, Joseph W.

144

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

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Techniques: Integrating the National Issues Forums into ABE Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the National Issues Forum (NIF), a national, nonpartisan program designed to encourage citizen discussion of important public issues. The programs try to recreate the town meeting concept of reaching consensus on public issues. Short workbooks are available on two reading levels for issues such as the superpowers, crime,…

Colhapp, Barbara Jones

1989-01-01

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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

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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.

148

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

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THE BRITISH NATIONALITY ACT AS A LOGIC PROGRAM  

E-print Network

ARTICLES THE BRITISH NATIONALITY ACT AS A LOGIC PROGRAM Theformalization of legislation. The British Nationality Act 1981 [ZO] defines Elritish citizenship and is a good example of statutory law of a large part of the British Nationality Act 1981 was translated into a simple form of logic, and we

Koehn, Philipp

150

34 CFR 472.1 - What is the National Workplace Literacy Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...false What is the National Workplace Literacy Program? 472.1 Section 472...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NATIONAL WORKPLACE LITERACY PROGRAM General § 472.1 What is the National Workplace Literacy Program? The National...

2011-07-01

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34 CFR 472.1 - What is the National Workplace Literacy Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false What is the National Workplace Literacy Program? 472.1 Section 472...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NATIONAL WORKPLACE LITERACY PROGRAM General § 472.1 What is the National Workplace Literacy Program? The National...

2013-07-01

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34 CFR 472.1 - What is the National Workplace Literacy Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false What is the National Workplace Literacy Program? 472.1 Section 472...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NATIONAL WORKPLACE LITERACY PROGRAM General § 472.1 What is the National Workplace Literacy Program? The National...

2010-07-01

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34 CFR 472.1 - What is the National Workplace Literacy Program?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...false What is the National Workplace Literacy Program? 472.1 Section 472...DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NATIONAL WORKPLACE LITERACY PROGRAM General § 472.1 What is the National Workplace Literacy Program? The National...

2012-07-01

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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

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Submersed Vegetation as Habitat for Invertebrates in the Hudson River Estuary  

E-print Network

Submersed Vegetation as Habitat for Invertebrates in the Hudson River Estuary DAVID L. STRAYER the Hudson River estuary to assess the importance of plant beds in providing habitat for macroinvertebrates of submersed vegetation in the Hudson River estuary led to a program to map the vegetation and assess its

Berkowitz, Alan R.

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78 FR 38995 - National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, List of Petitions Received  

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...Resources and Services Administration National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, List of...petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (``the...Program, contact the Director, National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, 5600...

2013-06-28

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78 FR 46354 - National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Resources and Services Administration National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of...petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (``the...Program, contact the Director, National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, 5600...

2013-07-31

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78 FR 31566 - National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Resources and Services Administration National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of...petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (``the...Program, contact the Director, National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, 5600...

2013-05-24

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78 FR 61370 - National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received  

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...Resources and Services Administration National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of...petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (``the...Program, contact the Director, National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, 5600...

2013-10-03

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Dynamics of metal ions in suspended sediments in Hugli estuary, India and its importance towards sustainable monitoring program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Metal contamination in a river has often been assessed based on total metal ion concentrations without relating them with the amount of suspended solids. This approach masks lot of important dynamics of metal ions in water. This is first time in India, a study has been undertaken to present how the level of metal ions in river water is influenced by suspended solids in response to spatial and seasonal conditions in Hugli estuary, India and to focus necessity of harmonizing science and policy. This study presented extent of metal pollution and distribution pattern over the stations, seasons, tides and depth. Major fraction of metal ions is associated with suspended sediments and discharges into the largest alluvial fan, Bengal fan, in the world. Enrichment factors indicated that major source of metal contamination is large influx of sediment due to strong natural activities and moderate anthropogenic activities over the years strong seasonal change, variable tidal energy level and irregular estuarine geometry play crucial role in maintaining metal concentrations in water column. Findings of this study would help to refine existing monitoring practice and to understand its importance in water quality management.

Mukherjee, D. P.

2014-09-01

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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

162

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...

163

Sandia National Laboratories, California Environmental Management System program manual.  

SciTech Connect

The Sandia National Laboratories, California (SNL/CA) Environmental Management System (EMS) Program Manual documents the elements of the site EMS Program. The SNL/CA EMS Program conforms to the International Standard on Environmental Management Systems, ISO 14001:2004 and Department of Energy (DOE) Order 436.1.

Larsen, Barbara L.

2013-04-01

164

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

165

NASP Program Approval Board 1 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS  

E-print Network

NASP Program Approval Board 1 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS 4340 EAST WEST HIGHWAY #402 BETHESDA, MD 20814 301-657-0270/FAX: 301-657-0275 NASP PROGRAM APPROVAL BOARD NEW MEXICO STATE-646-9345 nasppab@psl.nmsu.edu http://nasponline.org/standards/approvedtraining/training_program.aspx 04 January

Hemmers, Oliver

166

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

167

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

168

Labeled Formaldehyde Synthesis Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multi-program national laboratory  

E-print Network

]methyl iodide. Technology Competitive Advantage The 2 minute synthesis affords a high yield of [11 CLabeled Formaldehyde Synthesis Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multi-program national Status Provisional U.S. Patent Application Filed June 20, 2008 Brookhaven National Laboratory Christine

169

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

170

National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP)  

E-print Network

/ Board Use Common Catalysts for Use ­Interest in performance improvement ­Bioterrorism planning ­Use ­Bioterrorism planning ­Use within the MAPP process ­Interest in accountability National Environmental Public

171

Math Programs That Work: A National Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory contains comprehensive descriptions of diagnostic-prescriptive mathematical programs, for which some success has been demonstrated in the classroom, as shown by statistical evidence of significant improvement of student learning. The table of contents is designed to provide easy identification of programs related to specific grade…

Capasso, Ronald L.; Lachat, Mary Ann

172

Geophysical mapping of oyster habitats in a shallow estuary; Apalachicola Bay, Florida  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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 km² 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

173

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.

2004-01-01

174

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 ...

175

Manufacturing Technology for Shipbuilding (National Shipbuilding Research Program).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

As part of the government/industry-supported National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP), a technical evaluation of the operation of Avondale Shipyards, Incorporated (ASI), was performed by consultants from Ishikawajima- Harima Heavy Industries Company,...

O. H. Gatlin, C. J. Starkenburg, D. Smith, C. Starkenburg, G. B. Grimsley

1986-01-01

176

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

177

76 FR 7508 - National Flood Insurance Program, Policy Wording Correction  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FEMA-2010-0021] RIN 1660-AA70 National Flood Insurance Program, Policy Wording Correction...Mitigation Administration, Standard Flood Insurance Policy regulations. In order...the provisions of the Standard Flood Insurance Policy, FEMA is adding two...

2011-02-10

178

75 FR 54076 - National Flood Insurance Program, Policy Wording Correction  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FEMA-2010-0021] RIN 1660-AA70 National Flood Insurance Program, Policy Wording Correction...Mitigation Administration, Standard Flood Insurance Policy regulations. In this...the provisions of the Standard Flood Insurance Policy by adding in two...

2010-09-03

179

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

180

NATIONAL EYE HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM (NEHEP)  

EPA Science Inventory

Public and professional education programs that encourage early detection and timely treatment of glaucoma and diabetic eye disease and the appropriate treatment for low vision. NEHEP provides referrals to vision professionals and other health resources....

181

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.

182

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,...

183

National Institutes of Health Exposure Control Program  

E-print Network

OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (Revised April, 2005) National Institutes of Health 1 #12;Exposure Control by the bloodborne route. The ECP is in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA or minimize occupational exposure. The Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) will, in concert

Bandettini, Peter A.

184

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

185

2013 APPLIED SCIENCES PROGRAM INTERNSHIP SENEY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE  

E-print Network

, colonial waterbird surveys); assisting with habitat management (e.g., forest management, invasive species2013 APPLIED SCIENCES PROGRAM INTERNSHIP SENEY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SENEY, MICHIGAN At nearly 96,000 acres, Seney National Wildlife Refuge (Seney NWR) in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is one

Thomas, David D.

186

National Cancer Institute Celebrates 30th Anniversary of SEER Program  

Cancer.gov

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of NCI's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER), an authoritative source of information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States.

187

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.

188

National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine Summer Program  

E-print Network

. There will be half day trips to herbal medicine factory and Tainan historical sites. You will also haveNational Cheng Kung University College of Medicine Summer Program A twoweek summer course in "Introduction to Chinese Medicine & Cross Culture Ethics" at the National Cheng Kung University College

Cengarle, María Victoria

189

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

190

12 CFR 7.1021 - National bank participation in financial literacy programs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...National bank participation in financial literacy programs. 7.1021 Section 7...National bank participation in financial literacy programs. A national bank may participate in a financial literacy program on the premises of, or...

2011-01-01

191

49 CFR 350.109 - What are the national program elements?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 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:...

2011-10-01

192

49 CFR 350.109 - What are the national program elements?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 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:...

2012-10-01

193

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

194

49 CFR 350.109 - What are the national program elements?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 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:...

2010-10-01

195

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 false National Flood Insurance Program B Appendix B to Part...HAZARD MITIGATION National Flood Insurance Program SALE OF INSURANCE AND...Appendix B to Part 62—National Flood Insurance Program A Plan to...

2011-10-01

196

78 FR 40625 - National School Lunch Program: Direct Certification Continuous Improvement Plans Required by the...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...and 272 RIN 0584-AE10 National School Lunch Program: Direct Certification...final rule entitled ``National School Lunch Program: Direct Certification...final rule amended the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) regulations...

2013-07-08

197

PMAA`s Silver/Gold National Certification Program - update  

SciTech Connect

The Petroleum Marketers Association of America`s (PMAA) Silver/Gold National Certification Program is discussed. The oil heat technician certification is a process whose time has come. The information age has put us in an era of improved technology as well as improved equipment. The advantages of the oil heat certification program for oil heat dealers, technicians, and customers are listed.

Boltz, R. [Vincent R. Boltz, Inc., Lebanon, PA (United States)

1996-07-01

198

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

199

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

200

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

201

NATIONAL AGING PROGRAMS INFORMATION SYSTEM (NAPIS)  

EPA Science Inventory

The 1992 reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA) directed the Administration on Aging to improve performance reporting on programs and services funded by the OA This impetus caused AoA to reconsider reporting requirements for all Titles of the Act under the direction of ...

202

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

203

Assessment of eutrophication in estuaries: pressure-state-response and nitrogen source apportionment.  

PubMed

A eutrophication assessment method was developed as part of the National Estuarine Eutrophication Assessment (NEEA) Program. The program is designed to improve monitoring and assessment of eutrophication in the estuaries and coastal bays of the United States with the intent to guide management plans and develop analytical and research models and tools for managers. These tools will help guide and improve management success for estuaries and coastal resources. The assessment method, a Pressure-State-Response approach, uses a simple model to determine Pressure and statistical criteria for indicator variables (where applicable) to determine State. The Response determination is mostly heuristic, although research models are being developed to improve that component. The three components are determined individually and then combined into a single rating. Application to several systems in the European Union (E.U.), specifically in Portugal, shows that the method is transferable, and thus is useful for development of management measures in both the Unites States and E.U. This approach identifies and quantifies the key anthropogenic nutrient input sources to estuaries so that management measures can target inputs for maximum effect. Because nitrogen is often the limiting nutrient in estuarine systems, examples of source identification and quantification for nitrogen have been developed for 11 coastal watersheds on the U.S. east coast using the WATERSN model. In general, estuaries in the Northeastern United States receive most of their nitrogen from human sewage, followed by atmospheric deposition. This is in contrast to some watersheds in the Mid-Atlantic (Chesapeake Bay) and South Atlantic (Pamlico Sound), which receive most of their nitrogen from agricultural runoff. Source identification is important for implementing effective management measures that should be monitored for success using assessment methods, as described herein. For instance, these results suggest that Northeastern estuaries would likely benefit most from improved sewage treatment, where as the Mid and South Atlantic systems would benefit most from agricultural runoff reductions. PMID:17661131

Whitall, David; Bricker, Suzanne; Ferreira, Joao; Nobre, Ana M; Simas, Teresa; Silva, Margarida

2007-10-01

204

Research in Support of the National Space Weather Program (NSWP)  

NSF Publications Database

Proposers are reminded to identify the program announcement/solicitation number (05-508) in the program announcement/solicitation block on the NSF Cover Sheet For Proposal to the National Science Foundation. More comprehensive information on NSF Award Conditions is contained in the NSF Grant Policy Manual (GPM) Chapter II, available electronically on the NSF Website at http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?gpm. Any changes in NSF's fiscal year programs occurring after press time for the Guide to ...

205

75 FR 14454 - National Protection and Programs Directorate; National Infrastructure Advisory Council  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Nancy J. Wong, National Protection and Programs Directorate...advice on the security of the critical infrastructure sectors and their information...address issues relevant to the protection of critical infrastructure as directed by the...

2010-03-25

206

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Geological Survey on planning and implementation of the geologic mapping and data preservation programs. The Committee will hear updates on progress of the NCGMP toward fulfilling the purposes of the National Geological Mapping Act of 1992; the...

2011-04-08

207

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Geological Survey on planning and implementation of the geologic mapping and data preservation programs. The Committee will hear updates on progress of the NCGMP toward fulfilling the purposes of the National Geological Mapping Act of 1992, as well as...

2013-09-20

208

A PROBABILISTIC SURVEY OF SEDIMENT TOXICITY IN WEST COAST ESTUARIES  

EPA Science Inventory

A probabalistic survey of coastal condition assessment was conducted in 1999 by participants in US EPA's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP). The survey targeted estuaries along the outer coasts of Washington, Oregon and California, including the lower Columbi...

209

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

210

National Ignition Facility Quality Assurance Program Plan. Revision 1  

SciTech Connect

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a key constituent of the Department of Energy`s Stockpile Stewardship Program. The NIF will use inertial confinement fusion (ICF) to produce ignition and energy gain in ICF targets, and will perform weapons physics and high-energy- density experiments in support of national security and civilian objectives. The NIF Project is a national facility involving the collaboration of several DOE laboratories and subcontractors, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Sandia National Laboratory (SNL), and the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (UR/LLE). The primary mission of the NIF Project is the construction and start-up operation of laser-based facilities that will demonstrate fusion ignition in the laboratory to provide nuclear-weapons-related physics data, and secondarily, to propagate fusion burn aimed at developing a potential source of civilian energy. To support the accomplishment of this very important mission, the LLNL Laser Directorate created the NIF Project Office to organize and bring about the Project. The NIF Project Office has established this Quality Assurance Program to ensure its success. This issue of the Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP) adds the requirements for the conduct of Title 11 design, construction, procurement, and Title III engineering. This QAPP defines and describes the program-the management system-for specifying, achieving, and assuring the quality of all NIF Project work consistent with the policies of the Laboratory and the Laser Directorate.

Wolfe, C.R.; Yatabe, J.

1996-09-01

211

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

212

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.

213

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

214

The National Teacher Enhancement Program (K-8) coordinated by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Teachers need help, not harassment. So do the establishments in which teachers practice their profession. Community resources must be marshalled to provide help to local schools and teachers. In 1990 the National Science Foundation (NSF) established a unique educational activity named the National Teacher Enhancement Program (NTEP). NSF took advantage of the Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored educational programs and resources at several large DOE contractor labs that had had prior experience with DOE supported teacher enhancement programs. While DOE concentrated on teacher enhancement activities for secondary teachers, the NSF concentrated on teachers from grades K-8. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is the lead organization for both administering and coordinating the grant. Other participating laboratories are Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FERMI), Battelle-Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLNL) with some support functions provided by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). The program calls for a three week duration workshop to be conducted at each lab followed by in-service training and other activities during the year. The NSF/NTEP protocol calls for networking among the participating organizations and some of the teachers. An assessment effort is also an integral part of the program. 2 refs.

Richmond, C.R.

1991-01-01

215

Chemical contamination of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary as a result of the attack on the World Trade Center: Analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and polychlorinated biphenyls in mussels and sediment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center (WTC) resulted in a massive plume of dust and smoke that blanketed lower Manhattan and part of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary (HRE). The NOAA National Status and Trends Mussel Watch Program has long-term monitoring sites in the area and thus had an opportunity to assess the effect of the WTC attack

G. G. Lauenstein; K. L. Kimbrough

2007-01-01

216

National toxicology program chemical nomination and selection process  

SciTech Connect

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) was organized to support national public health programs by initiating research designed to understand the physiological, metabolic, and genetic basis for chemical toxicity. The primary mandated responsibilities of NTP were in vivo and vitro toxicity testing of potentially hazardous chemicals; broadening the spectrum of toxicological information on known hazardous chemicals; validating current toxicological assay systems as well as developing new and innovative toxicity testing technology; and rapidly communicating test results to government agencies with regulatory responsibilities and to the medical and scientific communities. 2 figs.

Selkirk, J.K. [National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

1990-12-31

217

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

218

A National Program to Assess Hazards, Risk, and Resiliency  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In 2007, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) developed a science strategy outlining the major natural science issues facing the Nation in the next decade. The science strategy consists of six science directions of critical importance, focusing on areas where natural science can make a substantial contribution to the well-being of the Nation and the world. This fact sheet focuses on a program to assess natural hazards and how USGS research can strengthen the Nation with information needed to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

2007-01-01

219

National Space Weather Program Releases Strategy for the New Decade  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

220

Origin of the National Sea Grant College Program  

E-print Network

i Grant Act are described The leading roles of individuals prominent in tne development of the sea grant co11ege concept are defined, and a brie;" historical review o. f th originator of the sea grant concept, Dr. Athelstan Spilhaus? is presented... Sea Grant College and Program Act of 1966 (P. L. 89-688). TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION Research Objectives Importance of the National Sea Crant College Program . 2 Research Methodology . Organization of Study. II. REDISCOVERY OF THE OCEANS...

Miloy, John

2012-06-07

221

American Indian Studies Program at Haskell Indian Nations University  

E-print Network

responsibilities of First Na tions elders and scholars. Existing Programs at Other Universities Traditionally, American Indian Studies programs are viewed as an extended study of the historical, political or ethnic issues confronting First Nations People... and adults was one of the most significant con cerns raised. The erosion of American Indian language and cultural founda tions, looming battles over lands and natural resources, and the preservation of self-determination and governance rights are equally...

Chenault, Venida

2001-03-01

222

Energy Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Energy availability in a country is of great importance to its economy and to raising and maintaining its standard of living. In 1994, the United States consumed more than 88 quadrillion Btu (quads) of energy and spent about $500 billion on fuels and electricity. Fortunately, the United States is well endowed with energy sources, notably fossil fuels, and possesses a considerable nuclear power industry. The United States also has significant renewable energy resources and already exploits much of its hydropower resources, which represent 10% of electricity production. Nevertheless, in 1994, the United States imported about 45% of the petroleum products it consumed, equivalent to about 17 quads of energy. This dependence on imported oil puts the country at risk of energy supply disruptions and oil price shocks. Previous oil shocks may have cost the country as much as $4 billion (in 1993 dollars) between 1973 and 1990. Moreover, the production and use of energy from fossil fuels are major sources of environmental damage. The corresponding situation in many parts of the world is more challenging. Developing countries are experiencing rapid growth in population, energy demand, and the environmental degradation that often results from industrial development. The near-term depletion of energy resources in response to this rapid growth runs counter to the concept of ''sustainable development''--development that meets the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Energy research and development (R&D) to improve efficiency and to develop and deploy energy alternatives may be viewed, therefore, as an insurance policy to combat the dangers of oil shocks and environmental pollution and as a means of supporting sustainable development. These considerations guide the energy policy of the United States and of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In its strategic plan, DOE identifies the fostering of ''a secure and reliable energy system that is environmentally and economically sustainable'' as the first component of its mission. The strategic goal established for energy resources, identified as one of DOE's four businesses, is for ''the Department of Energy and its partners [to] promote secure, competitive, and environmentally responsible energy systems that serve the needs of the public.'' DOE has also identified four strategic goals for its programs in energy resources: (1) strengthening the economy and raising living standards through improvements in the energy field; (2) protecting the environment by reducing the adverse environmental impacts associated with energy production, distribution, and use; (3) keeping America secure by reducing vulnerabilities to global energy market shocks; and (4) enhancing American competitiveness in a growing world energy market.

Sheffield, J.

1999-05-11

223

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.

224

Sandia National Laboratories, California Environmental Management System Program Manual.  

SciTech Connect

The Sandia National Laboratories, California (SNL/CA) Environmental Management System (EMS) Program Manual documents the elements of the site EMS Program. The SNL/CA EMS Program conforms to the International Standard on Environmental Management Systems, ISO 14001:2004and Department of Energy (DOE) Order 450.1. Sandia National Laboratories, California (SNL/CA) has maintained functional environmental programs to assist with regulatory compliance for more than 30 years. During 2005, these existing programs were rolled into a formal environmental management system (EMS) that expands beyond the traditional compliance focus to managing and improving environmental performance and stewardship practices for all site activities. An EMS is a set of inter-related elements that represent a continuing cycle of planning, implementing, evaluating, and improving processes and actions undertaken to achieve environmental policy and goals. The SNL/CA EMS Program conforms to the International Standard for Environmental Management Systems, ISO 14001:2004 (ISO 2004). The site received ISO 14001 certification in September 2006. SNL/CA's EMS Program is applicable to the Sandia, Livermore site only. Although SNL/CA operates as one organizational division of the overall Sandia National Laboratories, the EMS Program is site-specific, with site-specific objectives and targets. SNL/CA (Division 8000) benefits from the organizational structure as it provides corporate level policies, procedures, and standards, and established processes that connect to and support elements of the SNL/CA EMS Program. Additionally, SNL/CA's EMS Program benefits from two corporate functional programs (Facilities Energy Management and Fleet Services programs) that maintain responsibility for energy management and fleet services for all Sandia locations. Each EMS element is further enhanced with site-specific processes and standards. Division 8000 has several groups operating at Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (SNL/NM). Although these groups, from an organizational perspective, are part of Division 8000, they are managed locally and fall under the environmental requirements specific to their New Mexico location. The New Mexico groups in Division 8000 follow the corporate EMS Program for New Mexico operations.

Larsen, Barbara L.

2011-04-01

225

Sandia National Laboratories, California Environmental Management System program manual.  

SciTech Connect

The Sandia National Laboratories, California (SNL/CA) Environmental Management System (EMS) Program Manual documents the elements of the site EMS Program. The SNL/CA EMS Program conforms to the International Standard on Environmental Management Systems, ISO 14001:2004and Department of Energy (DOE) Order 436.1. Sandia National Laboratories, California (SNL/CA) has maintained functional environmental programs to assist with regulatory compliance for more than 30 years. During 2005, these existing programs were rolled into a formal environmental management system (EMS) that expands beyond the traditional compliance focus to managing and improving environmental performance and stewardship practices for all site activities. An EMS is a set of inter-related elements that represent a continuing cycle of planning, implementing, evaluating, and improving processes and actions undertaken to achieve environmental policy and goals. The SNL/CA EMS Program conforms to the International Standard for Environmental Management Systems, ISO 14001:2004 (ISO 2004). The site first received ISO 14001 certification in September 2006 and recertification in 2009. SNL/CA's EMS Program is applicable to the Sandia, Livermore site only. Although SNL/CA operates as one organizational division of the overall Sandia National Laboratories, the EMS Program is site-specific, with site-specific objectives and targets. SNL/CA (Division 8000) benefits from the organizational structure as it provides corporate level policies, procedures, and standards, and established processes that connect to and support elements of the SNL/CA EMS Program. Additionally, SNL/CA's EMS Program benefits from two corporate functional programs (Facilities Energy and Water Resource Management and Fleet Services programs) that maintain responsibility for energy management and fleet services for all Sandia locations. Each EMS element is further enhanced with site-specific processes and standards. Division 8000 has several groups operating at Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (SNL/NM). Although these groups, from an organizational perspective, are part of Division 8000, they are managed locally and fall under the environmental requirements specific to their New Mexico location. The New Mexico groups in Division 8000 follow the corporate EMS Program for New Mexico operations.

Larsen, Barbara L.

2012-03-01

226

Migratory Behavior and Survival of Juvenile Salmonids in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary in 2009  

SciTech Connect

The study reported herein was funded as part of the Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program, which is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program study code is EST P 02 01: A Study of Salmonid Survival and Behavior through the Columbia River Estuary Using Acoustic Tags. The study was conducted by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries for the USACE Portland District. Estimated survival of acoustic-tagged juvenile Chinook salmon and steelhead through the lower Columbia River and estuary in 2009 was lowest in the final 50 km of the estuary. Probability of survival was relatively high (>0.90) for yearling and subyearling Chinook salmon from the Bonneville Dam forebay (rkm 236) to Three-tree Point (rkm 49.6). Survival of juvenile Chinook salmon declined sharply through the lower 50 km of the estuary. Acoustic-tagged steelhead smolts did not survive as well as juvenile Chinook salmon between Bonneville Dam and the mouth of the Columbia River. Steelhead survival began to decline farther upstream (at rkm 86) relative to that of the Chinook salmon stocks. Subyearling Chinook salmon survival decreased markedly as the season progressed. It remains to be determined whether later migrating subyearling Chinook salmon are suffering increasing mortality as the season progresses or whether some portion of the apparent loss is due to fish extending their freshwater residence. This study provided the first glimpse into what promises to be a very informative way to learn more about how juvenile salmonid passage experiences through the FCRPS may influence their subsequent survival after passing Bonneville Dam. New information regarding the influence of migration pathway through the lower 50 km of the Columbia River estuary on probability of survival of juvenile salmonids, combined with increased understanding regarding the foraging distances and time periods of avian predators should prove useful in developing or assessing management actions to reduce losses of juvenile salmonid smolts that attempt to pass through the estuary on their seaward migration.

McMichael, Geoffrey A.; Harnish, Ryan A.; Bellgraph, Brian J.; Carter, Jessica A.; Ham, Kenneth D.; Titzler, P. Scott; Hughes, Michael S.

2010-08-01

227

The National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The ability to preserve and maintain geoscience data and collections has not kept pace with the growing need for accessible digital information and the technology to make it so. The Nation has lost valuable and unique geologic records and is in danger of losing much more. Many federal and state geological repositories are currently at their capacity for maintaining and storing data or samples. Some repositories are gaining additional, but temporary and substandard space, using transport containers or offsite warehouses where access is limited and storage conditions are poor. Over the past several years, there has been an increasing focus on the state of scientific collections in the United States. For example, the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) Act was passed as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, authorizing $30 million in funding for each of five years. The Act directs the U.S. Geological Survey to administer this program that includes a National Digital Catalog and Federal assistance to support our nation's repositories. Implementation of the Program awaits federal appropriations. The NGGDPP is envisioned as a national network of cooperating geoscience materials and data repositories that are operated independently yet guided by unified standards, procedures, and protocols for metadata. The holdings will be widely accessible through a common and mirrored Internet-based catalog (National Digital Catalog). The National Digital Catalog will tie the observations and analyses to the physical materials they come from. Our Nation's geological and geophysical data are invaluable and in some instances irreplaceable due to the destruction of outcrops, urbanization and restricted access. These data will enable the next generation of scientific research and education, enable more effective and efficient research, and may have future economic benefits through the discovery of new oil and gas accumulations, and mineral deposits.

Dickinson, T. L.; Steinmetz, J. C.; Gundersen, L. C.; Pierce, B. S.

2006-12-01

228

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

229

NETL Coal to Hydrogen Program National Energy Technology Laboratory  

E-print Network

NETL Coal to Hydrogen Program National Energy Technology Laboratory Hydrogen Separation billion dollar, 10-year project to create world's first coal-based, zero-emission electricity and hydrogen not equitably distributed globally; coal more wide spread · Concerns in: Energy security and Economic

230

Yakama Nation Head Start Early Childhood Education Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As a Program Director, every day requires decisions regarding children, parents, extended families, what curriculum to use, and of course, managing the finances. Making the day-to-day decisions and ensuring the overall health, safety, and well-being of each child served by the Yakama Nation Head Start is made easier by continually reflecting on…

Butterfly, Rose

2012-01-01

231

The integrated water conservation program at Sandia National Laboratories  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

1997-01-01

232

Date: NVLAP Lab Code: NATIONAL VOLUNTARY LABORATORY ACCREDITATION PROGRAM  

E-print Network

Date: NVLAP Lab Code: NATIONAL VOLUNTARY LABORATORY ACCREDITATION PROGRAM ON-SITE ASSESSMENT - TEST to assess the laboratory's ability to conduct the specific test methods for which it has applied and preparation, procedure review, observation of actual testing, environmental control check, equipment review

233

Sounding Rockets Program Office National Aeronautics and Space Administration  

E-print Network

2012 Sounding Rockets Program Office 1 23 4 National Aeronautics and Space Administration What- sphere-Ionosphere Coupling in the Alfvén resonator) sounding rocket measured ion temperature and density. Continued on page 2. Five ATREX rockets in the air. PhotobyWallopsImagingLab Plans are underway for the 2012

Christian, Eric

234

National Cholesterol Education Program WWhhyy IIss CChhoolleesstteerrooll IImmppoorrttaanntt??  

E-print Network

National Cholesterol Education Program WWhhyy IIss CChhoolleesstteerrooll IImmppoorrttaanntt?? Your blood cholesterol level has a lot to do with your chances of getting heart disease. High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. A risk factor is a condition that increases

Bandettini, Peter A.

235

Understanding Retention in US Graduate Programs by Student Nationality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to better understand the differences in selected retention constructs by student nationality in US graduate programs. Surveys administered at four universities across the United States during fall 2010 resulted in responses from 685 PhD students from six international regions. Using univariate ANOVA, responses were…

Crede, Erin; Borrego, Maura

2014-01-01

236

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

237

Using national and local data to guide reproductive health programs.  

PubMed

This issue of The Family Planning Manager describes the use of national- and local-level data to guide development of reproductive health (RH) programs. The first section explains to family planning (FP) managers the importance of using a broad spectrum of data to guide expansion of FP services to cover a broader range of RH needs. The next section defines the scope of RH services and suggests that a comprehensive RH program may include services in the areas of maternal health, infant health, infant nutrition, adolescent health, and reproductive tract infection/sexually transmitted disease/HIV infection prevention and control. The guide continues by describing the creation of a RH indicator panel template and by selecting program areas and indicators for the panel. Sources of national and regional RH data are offered, and information is given on the choice of appropriate local indicators. A sample of local RH indicators is provided, key terms are defined, and a sample RH indicator panel is illustrated. The next sections cover establishment of performance baselines, setting objectives for each indicator, analyzing the indicator panel data, using the indicator panel for decision-making, using the indicator panel to guide the program, and keeping the indicator panel current. After presenting the contributions of reviewers, this issue ends with a list of sources of national RH data and a checklist for using national and local data. PMID:12293134

1997-01-01

238

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

239

National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA Technology Transfer Program  

E-print Network

National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA Technology Transfer Program Bringing NASA that the technologies it creates for aeronautics and space missions--including software--are turned into new products, aeronautics, structural analysis, and robotic and autonomous systems. A long line of such successful

Waliser, Duane E.

240

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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

241

Forest inventory and analysis: a national inventory and monitoring program.  

PubMed

Forests provide significant commodity and noncommodity values to the citizens of the United States. An important and substantial role in ensuring the continued health, productivity, and sustainability of these resources is a reliable and credible inventory and monitoring program. The Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program of the US Forest Service has been monitoring and reporting on status, condition, and trends in the nation's forests for over 70 years and the Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) program for the last 11 years. Recent legislation included in the 1998 Farm Bill, along with efforts to integrate inventory and monitoring networks to deliver Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forests, are redefining the role and operation of the recently integrated FIA and FHM programs. This paper provides a brief history and a look at new directions for the enhanced FIA Program. PMID:11833910

Smith, W Brad

2002-01-01

242

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

243

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.

244

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

245

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

246

Results of the 2009 National Resident Matching Program: family medicine.  

PubMed

The results of the 2009 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) reflect a persistently low level of student interest in family medicine residency training in the United States. Compared with the 2008 Match, 70 fewer positions (with 89 fewer US seniors) were filled in family medicine residency programs through the NRMP in 2009, at the same time that 18 fewer positions were filled in primary care internal medicine (11 fewer US seniors), one more position was filled in pediatrics-primary care (three more US seniors), and 13 more positions were filled in internal medicine-pediatrics programs (but with seven fewer US seniors). Multiple forces, including student perspectives of the demands, rewards and prestige of the specialty, the turbulence and uncertainty of the health care and economic environments, lifestyle issues, the advice of deans, and the impact of faculty role models, continue to influence medical student career choices. A total of 152 more positions (28 fewer US seniors) were filled in categorical internal medicine. Thirty-one more positions (72 more US seniors) were filled in categorical pediatrics programs. The 2009 NRMP results suggest that while interest in family medicine experienced a slight increase in the number of students choosing the specialty last year, overall interest in primary care careers continues to decline. With the nation continuing to call for the roles and services of family physicians, family medicine still matched too few graduates through the 2009 NRMP to effectively address the nation's needs for primary care physicians. PMID:19724942

Pugno, Perry A; McGaha, Amy L; Schmittling, Gordon T; DeVilbiss, Ashley D; Ostergaard, Daniel J

2009-09-01

247

Results of the 2008 National Resident Matching Program: family medicine.  

PubMed

The results of the 2008 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 2007 Match, 91 more positions (with 65 more US seniors) were filled in family medicine residency programs through the NRMP in 2008, at the same time as 10 fewer (one fewer US senior) in primary care internal medicine, eight fewer positions were filled in pediatrics-primary care (10 fewer US seniors), and 19 fewer (27 fewer US seniors) in internal medicine-pediatrics programs. Multiple forces, including student perspectives of the demands, rewards, and prestige of the specialty, the turbulence and uncertainty of the health care environment, lifestyle issues, and the impact of faculty role models, continue to influence medical student career choices. Thirty-one more positions (20 fewer US seniors) were filled in categorical internal medicine. Thirty more positions (84 fewer US seniors) were filled in categorical pediatrics programs. The 2008 NRMP results suggest that while interest in family medicine experienced a slight increase in the number of students choosing the specialty, interest in other primary care careers continues to decline. With the needs of the nation calling for the roles and services of family physicians, family medicine still matched too few graduates through the 2008 NRMP to meet the nation's needs for primary care physicians. PMID:18988043

Pugno, Perry A; McGaha, Amy L; Schmittling, Gordon T; DeVilbiss, Ashley D; Ostergaard, Daniel J

2008-09-01

248

Results of the 2007 National Resident Matching Program: family medicine.  

PubMed

The results of the 2007 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 2006 Match, five fewer positions (with 25 fewer US seniors) were filled in family medicine residency programs through the NRMP in 2007, at the same time as 20 fewer (two more US seniors) in primary care internal medicine, the same number of pediatrics-primary care (four fewer US seniors), and one more (19 fewer US seniors) in internal medicine-pediatrics programs. Multiple forces, including student perspectives of the demands, rewards, and prestige of the specialty; the turbulence and uncertainty of the health care environment; lifestyle issues; and the impact of faculty role models continue to influence medical student career choices. Eighty-four more positions (12 more US seniors) were filled in categorical internal medicine. Fifty-four more positions (22 more US seniors) were filled in categorical pediatrics programs. The 2007 NRMP results suggest that interest in family medicine and primary care careers continues to decline. With the needs of the nation calling for the roles and services of family physicians, family medicine matched too few graduates through the 2007 NRMP to meet the nation's needs for primary care physicians. PMID:17764041

Pugno, Perry A; McGaha, Amy L; Schmittling, Gordon T; DeVilbiss, Ashley; Kahn, Norman B

2007-09-01

249

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.

1997-01-01

250

PMAA`s national certification program for oil heat technicians  

SciTech Connect

In response to an initiative by Roger McDonald to bring the benefits of Brookhaven National Laboratory`s (BNL) research and development to the oil heated homes of America PMAA in conjunction with its member associations has created a voluntary national certification for oil heat technicians. The text which support these programs are the Petroleum Marketers Association of America`s (PMAA`s) Oil Heat Technician`s Manual, and the PMAA`s Advanced Oil Heat - A Guide to Improved Efficiency.

Allen, D.B. Jr. [E.T. Lawson and Son, Inc., Hampton, VA (United States)

1995-04-01

251

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Science and Engineering Apprentice Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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 purposeful and sustained progress and security for our nation and its people. It serves as a model for helping reform education by striving to address mechanisms to influence the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of our students. It focuses on what to do today to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

1997-01-01

252

76 FR 36923 - Meeting of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC): Notice of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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Results of external quality-assurance program for the National Atmospheric Deposition Program and National Trends Network during 1985  

USGS Publications Warehouse

External quality assurance monitoring of the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) and National Trends Network (NTN) was performed by the U.S. Geological Survey during 1985. The monitoring consisted of three primary programs: (1) an intersite comparison program designed to assess the precision and accuracy of onsite pH and specific conductance measurements made by NADP and NTN site operators; (2) a blind audit sample program designed to assess the effect of routine field handling on the precision and bias of NADP and NTN wet deposition data; and (3) an interlaboratory comparison program designed to compare analytical data from the laboratory processing NADP and NTN samples with data produced by other laboratories routinely analyzing wet deposition samples and to provide estimates of individual laboratory precision. An average of 94% of the site operators participated in the four voluntary intersite comparisons during 1985. A larger percentage of participating site operators met the accuracy goal for specific conductance measurements (average, 87%) than for pH measurements (average, 67%). Overall precision was dependent on the actual specific conductance of the test solution and independent of the pH of the test solution. Data for the blind audit sample program indicated slight positive biases resulting from routine field handling for all analytes except specific conductance. These biases were not large enough to be significant for most data users. Data for the blind audit sample program also indicated that decreases in hydrogen ion concentration were accompanied by decreases in specific conductance. Precision estimates derived from the blind audit sample program indicate that the major source of uncertainty in wet deposition data is the routine field handling that each wet deposition sample receives. Results of the interlaboratory comparison program were similar to results of previous years ' evaluations, indicating that the participating laboratories produced comparable data when they analyzed identical wet deposition samples, and that the laboratory processing NADP and NTN samples achieved the best analyte precision of the participating laboratories. (Author 's abstract)

Brooks, M.H.; Schroder, L.J.; Willoughby, T.C.

1988-01-01

254

National Cycle Program (NCP) Common Analysis Tool for Aeropropulsion  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Through the NASA/Industry Cooperative Effort (NICE) agreement, NASA Lewis and industry partners are developing a new engine simulation, called the National Cycle Program (NCP), which is the initial framework of NPSS. NCP is the first phase toward achieving the goal of NPSS. This new software supports the aerothermodynamic system simulation process for the full life cycle of an engine. The National Cycle Program (NCP) was written following the Object Oriented Paradigm (C++, CORBA). The software development process used was also based on the Object Oriented paradigm. Software reviews, configuration management, test plans, requirements, design were all apart of the process used in developing NCP. Due to the many contributors to NCP, the stated software process was mandatory for building a common tool intended for use by so many organizations. The U.S. aircraft and airframe companies recognize NCP as the future industry standard for propulsion system modeling.

Follen, G.; Naiman, C.; Evans, A.

1999-01-01

255

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.

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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. PMID:23351278

2012-01-01

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R t f N l C t T ti Di i GReport of Nuclear Component Testing Discussion Group National Spherical Torus ProgramNational Spherical Torus Program  

E-print Network

& National Spherical Torus ProgramNational Spherical Torus Program Martin Peng National Spherical Torus R, tokamak-CTF, ITER-EDA, SG2 leader MIT Peng, Martin ST, NCT DG Coordinator ORNL Baylor, Larry Plasma Sabbagh, Steve MHD Columbia U Sovenic, Carl Numerical fusion simulation U Wisc Tynan, George Plasma

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Results of the 2000 National Resident Matching Program: family practice.  

PubMed

The results of the 2000 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) reflect substantial volatility in the perceptions and career choices of physicians entering graduate medical education in the United States. Ninety-four fewer positions (191 fewer US seniors) were filled in family practice residency programs through the NRMP in 2000, compared with 1999, as well as 60 fewer (66 fewer US seniors) in primary care internal medicine, 12 fewer in pediatrics-primary care (6 fewer US seniors), and 10 fewer (9 fewer US seniors) in internal medicine-pediatric programs. In contrast, 37 more positions (36 more US seniors) were filled in anesthesiology and 4 more (13 more US seniors) in diagnostic radiology, two "marker" disciplines that have recently been market sensitive. Twelve fewer positions (63 fewer US seniors) were also filled in categorical internal medicine, while 35 fewer positions (104 fewer US seniors) were filled in categorical pediatrics programs, where trainees perceive options for practicing as generalists or entering subspecialty fellowships, depending on the market. While the needs of the nation, especially rural and underserved populations, continue to offer a market for family physicians, family practice experienced a third year of decline through the 2000 NRMP. Current forces, including media hype, market factors, lifestyle choices, debt, and the turbulence of the health care environment, appear to be influencing many students to choose subspecialty rather than primary care careers. PMID:11002864

Pugno, P A; McPherson, D S; Schmittling, G T; Kahn, N B

2000-09-01

259

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Transuranic Waste Certification Program  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has requested that all DOE facilities handling defense transuranic (TRU) waste develop and implement a program whereby all TRU waste will be contained, stored, and shipped to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in accordance with the requirements set forth in the DOE certification documents WIPP-DOE-069, 114, 120, 137, 157, and 158. The program described in this report describes how Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) intends to comply with these requirements and the techniques and procedures used to ensure that ORNL TRU wastes are certifiable for shipment to WIPP. This document describes the program for certification of newly generated (NG) contact-handled transuranic (CH-TRU) waste. Previsions have been made for addenda, which will extend the coverage of this document to include certification of stored CH-TRU and NG and stored remote-handled transuranic (RH-TRU) waste, as necessary. 24 refs., 11 figs., 4 tabs.

Smith, J.H.; Bates, L.D.; Box, W.D.; Aaron, W.S.; Setaro, J.A.

1988-08-01

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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

262

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

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78 FR 75931 - National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test Concerning the Submission of Certain Data...  

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

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

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... 2011-10-01 true National Flood Insurance Program B Appendix B to Part 62 Emergency...AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY INSURANCE AND HAZARD MITIGATION National Flood Insurance Program SALE OF INSURANCE AND...

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Solutions Network Formulation Report. The Potential Contribution of the International GPM Program to the NOAA Estuarine Reserves Division's System-wide Monitoring Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Data collected via the International GPM Program could be used to provide a solution for the NOAA Estuarine Reserves Division s System-wide Monitoring Program by augmenting in situ rainfall measurements with data acquired via future satellite-acquired precipitation data. This Candidate Solution is in alignment with the Coastal Management National Application and will benefit society by assisting in estuary preservation.

Hilbert, Kent; Anderson, Daniel; Lewis, David

2007-01-01

273

The USA-National Phenology Network Biophysical Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

On January 1, 2009, the USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN, www.usanpn.org) launched the USA-NPN Biophysical Program. The overarching goal of the Biophysical Program (BP) is to link phenology, the study of recurring plant and animal life cycle stages, with climate through the integration of phenology observations, meteorological, and spectral remote sensing measurements at sites across a broad a spectrum of environments. Phenology is critical for understanding a changing world. Many of the recurring plant and animal life cycle stages such as leafing and flowering of plants, maturation of agricultural crops, emergence of insects, and migration of birds are sensitive to climatic variation and change, and are simple to observe and record. Such changes can effect, for example, timing mismatches between the emergence of food sources and the arrival of migrating populations, or create new disease and invasive species vectors via increasingly suitable growing seasons relative to the climatic life cycle requirements of hosts or the organisms themselves. New vectors or crashing populations can have major repercussions on entire ecosystems and regional economics. Thus, to track phenology and build a national database, the USA-NPN is providing standard phenology monitoring protocols. Further, the integration of weather stations with phenological data provides an opportunity to understand how a changing climate is altering phenology. Thus, the USA-NPN Biophysical Program is developing an integrative biology-climate site template for widespread dissemination, in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL, http://rmbl.org/rockymountainbiolab/). This poster presents the USA-NPN Biophysical Program, and the results of the collaboration with RMBL during the summer of 2009, including the installation of an elevational network of climate stations. The National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (NSF’s MRI) program provides funding opportunities for the creation of studies that integrate the study of climate and phenology. This program funded RMBL to link biology and climate by embedding climate stations in the biologically rich, long-term research environment of the East River Valley of the Crested Butte and Gothic, CO region. The results of this effort are also presented as an example of how melding NSF MRI funds with the USA-NPN Biophysical Program is a creative solution to increasing the number of locations where biology and climate are effectively integrated.

Losleben, M. V.; Crimmins, T. M.; Weltzin, J. F.

2009-12-01

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

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...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...

2011-04-01

278

Ecology of estuaries  

SciTech Connect

This book is a summary of information available on estuarine ecology, that reviews concepts and problems of estuaries and assesses the value of these coastal systems. It investigates such topics as water circulation and mixing, trace elements, nutrients, organic matter, and sedimentary processes, with reviews on more than two decades of intense study. Chapters reflect contributions from a variety of interdisciplinary sciences including botany, chemistry, ecology, geology, physics, and zoology.

Kennish, M.J.

1986-01-01

279

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

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Internal Evaluation of National Leprosy Elimination Program in Tribal Gujarat  

PubMed Central

Background: The government launched a National Leprosy Eradication program in 1983, to eliminate leprosy from India. A Modified Leprosy Elimination Campaign was started with the view to early case detection and treatment. In April 2004, a vertical program of leprosy was merged with the general health services and case detection was conducted by the general health workers in India. Materials and Methods: Internal evaluation of leprosy was done in the Panchmanal district of Gujarat through a rapid survey of the 10 Primary Health Care units in the high and low endemic areas. Active and passive surveillance data and records were verified according to the indicators. Results: Analysis of the data and record verification revealed that there was a decrease in the prevalence rate of leprosy, but it had not reached the elimination status. The MB ratio had decreased, but the child ratio remained consistent for the last five years. The disability ratio had also decreased in five years. Conclusion: The National Leprosy Elimination Program had a favorable impact, but at the same time to reach the elimination status there was a need for more stringent Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) activities to be promoted in the community. Active surveillance should be initiated so that hidden cases are not missed in the community. PMID:20606937

Singh, Anjali

2010-01-01

281

Implementation Plan for the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program  

E-print Network

.S. Geological Survey (USGS), "to carry out a National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation ProgramImplementation Plan for the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program by the Data Preservation Working Group of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program Federal Advisory

Fleskes, Joe

282

The National Program for Educational Leadership: An Experiment in Adult Socialization.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Various dimensions of this national education and leadership program are explored by this case study that presents both successful and unsuccessful aspects of its components. The major objective of the National Program for educational Leadership (NPEL) is to establish a national consortium and national network of educational leaders who will work…

Schnidler, Paul T.

283

National Low-Level Waste Management Program Radionuclide Report Series  

SciTech Connect

The National Low Level Waste Management Program at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory has published a report containing key information about selected radionuclides that are most likely to contribute significantly to the radiation exposures estimated from a performance assessment of a low-level radioactive waste (LLW) disposal facility. The information includes physical and chemical characteristics, production means, waste forms, behavior of the radionuclide in soils, plants, groundwater, and air, and biological effects in animals and humans. The radionuclides included in this study comprise all of the nuclides specifically listed in 10CFR61.55, Tables 1 and 2, 3 H, 14 C, 59 Ni, 60 Co, 63 Ni, 90 Sr, 94 Nb, 99 Tc, 129 I, 137 Cs, 241 Pu, and 242 Cm. Other key radionuclides addressed in the report include 237 Np, 238 U, 239 Pu, and 241 Am. This paper summarizes key information contained within this report.

Adams, James Paul; Carboneau, Michael Leonard; Allred, William Edgar

1999-03-01

284

National Low-Level Waste Management Program Radionuclide Report Series  

SciTech Connect

The National Low Level Waste Management Program at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory has published a report containing key information about selected radionuclides that are most likely to contribute significantly to the radiation exposures estimated from a performance assessment of a low-level radioactive waste (LLW) disposal facility. The information includes physical and chemical characteristics, production means, waste forms, behavior of the radionuclide in soils, plants, groundwater, and air, and biological effects in animals and humans. The radionuclides included in this study comprise all of the nuclides specifically listed in 10CFR61.55, Tables 1 and 2, 3 H, 14 C, 59 Ni, 60 Co, 63 Ni, 90 Sr, 94 Nb, 99 Tc, 129 I, 137 Cs, 241 Pu, and 242 Cm. Other key radionuclides addressed in the report include 237 Np, 238 U, 239 Pu, and 241 Am. This paper summarizes key information contained within this report.

J.P. Adams; M.L. Carboneau; W.E. Allred

1999-02-01

285

Lessons from the National Mental Health Integration Program.  

PubMed

Three projects were funded under the national Mental Health Integration Program (MHIP) in 1999, each of which employed a different model aimed at improving linkages between disparate parts of the mental health system. A national evaluation framework guided local evaluations of these projects, and this paper presents a synthesis of the findings. For providers, the projects improved working relationships, created learning opportunities and increased referral and shared care opportunities. For consumers and carers, the projects resulted in a greater range of options and increased continuity of care. For the wider system, the projects achieved significant structural and cultural change. Cost-wise, there were no increases in expenditure, and even some reductions. Many of the lessons from the projects (and their evaluations) may be generalised to other mental health settings and beyond. PMID:15865570

Eagar, Kathy; Pirkis, Jane E; Owen, Alan; Burgess, Philip M; Posner, Natasha; Perkins, David A

2005-05-01

286

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. PMID:3779170

Lindberg, D A; Riecken, H W

1986-01-01

287

Rock mechanics in the National Waste Terminal Storage Program  

SciTech Connect

The paper summarizes rock mechanics research being conducted as part of the National Waste Terminal Storage (NWTS) Program. The research includes theoretical, laboratory, and field investigations to determine the rock properties and develop and calibrate the analytical models required to predict the rock behavior for design studies, long-range predictions, and performance assessments of the repositories. The immediate objective of this rock mechanics research is to provide the technology required to produce a credible conceptual design for repositories in several rock types by 1985.

Monsees, J.E.; Wigley, M.R.

1981-01-01

288

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

289

Results of the 2004 national resident matching program: family medicine.  

PubMed

The results of the 2004 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) reflect a leveling in the recent trend of declining student interest in family medicine residency training in the United States. Compared with the 2003 Match, 34 more positions (36 fewer US seniors) were filled in family medicine residency programs through the NRMP in 2004, at the same time as 14 fewer (four fewer US seniors) in primary care internal medicine, 10 more in pediatrics-primary care (one more US senior), and 35 more (38 more US seniors) in internal medicine-pediatric programs. In comparison, one less position (one more US senior) was filled in anesthesiology and seven fewer (five more US seniors) in diagnostic radiology, two "marker" disciplines that have shown increases over the past several years. Many different forces, including student perspectives of the demands, rewards, and prestige of the specialty; the turbulence and uncertainty of the health care environment; liability protection issues; and the impact of faculty and resident role models, continue to influence medical student career choices. A total of 165 more positions (12 more US seniors) were filled in categorical internal medicine while 164 more positions (15 more US seniors) were filled in categorical pediatrics programs, where trainees perceive options for either practicing as generalists or entering subspecialty fellowships, depending on the market. With the needs of the nation, especially for rural and underserved populations, continuing to offer opportunities for family physicians, family medicine experienced a slight increase through the 2004 NRMP. The 2004 NRMP suggests that the trend away from family medicine and primary care careers may be leveling off. PMID:15343417

Pugno, Perry A; McPherson, Deborah S; Schmittling, Gordon T; Fetter, Gerald T; Kahn, Norman B

2004-09-01

290

Results of the 2002 National Resident Matching Program: family practice.  

PubMed

The results of the 2002 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) reflect a persistent decline of student interest in family practice residency training in the United States. Compared with the 2001 Match, six fewer positions (103 fewer US seniors) were filled in family practice residency programs through the NRMP in 2002, as well as 48 fewer (30 fewer US seniors) in primary care internal medicine, 1 fewer in pediatrics-primary care (8 more US seniors), and 45 fewer (45 fewer US seniors) in internal medicine-pediatric programs. In comparison, 43 more positions (70 more US seniors) were filled in anesthesiology, but 11 fewer (16 fewer US seniors) in diagnostic radiology, two "marker" disciplines that have shown increases over the past 3 years. Eight fewer positions (60 fewer US seniors) were also filled in categorical internal medicine while 99 fewer positions (142 fewer US seniors) were filled in categorical pediatrics programs, where trainees perceive options for either practicing as generalists or entering subspecialty fellowships, depending on the market. While the needs of the nation, especially rural and underserved populations, continue to offer opportunities for family physicians, family practice experienced a fifth year of decline through the 2002 NRMP. Many different forces, however, are impacting medical student career choices, including student perspectives of the demands, rewards, and prestige of the specialty, the turbulence and uncertainty of the health care environment, liability protection issues, and the impact of faculty and resident role models. The 2002 NRMP results may herald the leveling of recent trends away from family practice careers. PMID:12269534

Pugno, Perry A; McPherson, Deborah S; Schmittling, Gordon T; Kahn, Norman B

2002-09-01

291

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

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75 FR 66766 - National Toxicology Program (NTP); Office of Liaison, Policy and Review; Meeting of the NTP Board...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Toxicology Program (NTP); Office of Liaison...Notice AGENCY: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National...Bucher, Associate Director, National Toxicology Program. [FR Doc. 2010-27424...

2010-10-29

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Estuaries are not so unique  

Microsoft Academic Search

The applicability of recent theories relating tides and river flow to estuarine bathymetry has been assessed against observations from UK estuaries. These theories, combined with observations, show that variations between estuaries are limited by how tides and river flow control sediments and bathymetry. Typical ages were determined from differences between theoretical and observed depths for Rias (11000 years), Coastal Plain

David Prandle; Andrew J. Manning

2005-01-01

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National Estuarine Research Reserve System Centralized Data Management Office in Support of the NERR System-wide Monitoring Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Established in 1972 through the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA), the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERR) is a network of protected areas representing different types of estuaries and biogeographic regions. Operated by coastal states with input from local communities and regional groups, NERR studies address coastal watershed management issues. For reserve data and data on water quality (and associated metadata), see the NERR Centralized Data Management homepage.

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

NSF Publications Database

... National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Description The National Center for Atmospheric ... information, contact the Director, National Center for Atmospheric Research, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder ...

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Using a Multi-Component Indicator Toward Reducing Phytoplankton Bloom Occurrences in the Swan River Estuary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2012-08-01

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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 Laboratory on Early Childhood Education Program; Program Plans and Budget Request, Fiscal 1970 - Program Project Resumes 1969-70.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume explains the purposes and programs of the National Laboratory on Early Childhood Education. Its overriding objective is to broaden the base of knowledge concerning educational intervention and to develop comprehensive early childhood educational models. A brief discussion deals with the problems, strategies, and capacities of the…

1969

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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. PMID:21207765

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

2011-01-01

300

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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Session III: Estuary Columbia River Estuary overview of physical features and habitats  

E-print Network

and river flow. About 71% of the lower estuary is deep. Temperatures in the estuary vary with depth the wetland plants is the basis for the food web in the estuary, supplemented by algal production from

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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

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USGS National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Proposed Reductions  

E-print Network

USGS National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Proposed Reductions FY, Congress established the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to answer a fundamental question: What is the status of the Nation's water quality

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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.

305

Update on the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.  

PubMed

The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, as amended, established the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP went into effect on October 1, 1988 and is a Federal "no-fault" system designed to compensate individuals, or families of individuals, who have been injured by covered vaccines. From 1988 until July 2006, a total of 2531 non-autism/thimerosal and 5030 autism/thimerosal claims were made to the VICP. The compensation paid for the non-autism/thimerosal claims from 1988 until 2006 was $902,519,103.37 for 2542 awards. There was no compensation for any of the autism/thimerosal claims. On the basis of the deaths and extensive suffering to patients and families from the adverse reactions to vaccines, all physicians must provide detailed information in the Vaccine Information Statement to the patient or the parent or legal guardian of the child about the potential dangers of vaccines as well as the VICP. PMID:17692778

Edlich, Richard F; Olson, Dana M; Olson, Brianna M; Greene, Jill Amanda; Gubler, K Dean; Winters, Kathryne L; Kelley, Angela R; Britt, L D; Long, William B

2007-08-01

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory laser-fusion program  

SciTech Connect

The goals of the Laser-Fusion Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are to produce well-diagnosed, high-gain, laser-driven fusion explosions in the laboratory and to exploit this capability for both military applications and for civilian energy production. In the past year we have made significant progress both theoretically and experimentally in our understanding of the laser interaction with both directly coupled and radiation-driven implosion targets and their implosion dynamics. We have made significant developments in fabricating the target structures. Data from the target experiments are producing important near-term physics results. We have also continued to develop attractive reactor concepts which illustrate ICF's potential as an energy producer.

Ahlstrom, H.G.

1982-07-12

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Proceedings of the 2012 National Toxicology Program Satellite Symposium  

PubMed Central

The 2012 annual National Toxicology Program (NTP) Satellite Symposium, entitled “Pathology Potpourri,” was held in Boston in advance of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology’s 31st annual meeting. The goal of the NTP Symposium is to present current diagnostic pathology or nomenclature issues to the toxicologic pathology community. This article presents summaries of the speakers’ presentations, including diagnostic or nomenclature issues that were presented, along with select images that were used for audience voting or discussion. Some lesions and topics covered during the symposium include eosinophilic crystalline pneumonia in a transgenic mouse model; differentiating adrenal cortical cystic degeneration from adenoma; atypical eosinophilic foci of altered hepatocytes; differentiating cardiac schwannoma from cardiomyopathy; diagnosis of cardiac papillary muscle lesions; intrahepatocytic erythrocytes and venous subendothelial hepatocytes; lesions in Rathke’s cleft and pars distalis; pernicious anemia and megaloblastic disorders; embryonic neuroepithelial dysplasia, holoprosencephaly and exencephaly; and INHAND nomenclature for select cardiovascular lesions. PMID:23262640

ELMORE, SUSAN A.; BERRIDGE, BRIAN R.; BOYLE, MICHAEL C.; CORA, MICHELLE C.; HOENERHOFF, MARK J.; KOOISTRA, LINDA; LAAST, VICTORIA A.; MORRISON, JAMES P.; RAO, DEEPA; RINKE, MATTHIAS; YOSHIZAWA, KATSUHIKO

2014-01-01

308

Proceedings of the 2009 National Toxicology Program Satellite Symposium  

PubMed Central

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) Satellite Symposium is a one-day meeting that is held in conjunction with the annual Society of Toxicologic Pathology (STP) meeting. The topic of the 2009 Symposium was “Tumor Pathology and INHAND (International Harmonization of Nomenclature and Diagnostic Criteria for Lesions in Rats and Mice) Nomenclature.” The goal of this article is to provide summaries of each speaker’s presentation, including the diagnostic or nomenclature issues that were presented, along with a few select images that were used for voting. The results of the voting process and interesting points of discussion that were raised during the presentation are also provided. A supplemental file with voting choices and voting results for each case presented at the symposium is available at http://tpx.sagepub.com/supplemental. PMID:20008954

Bach, Ute; Hailey, James R.; Hill, Georgette D.; Kaufmann, Wolfgang; Latimer, Kenneth S.; Malarkey, David E.; Maronpot, Robert M.; Miller, Rodney A.; Moore, Rebecca R.; Morrison, James P.; Nolte, Thomas; Rinke, Matthias; Rittinghausen, Susanne; Suttie, Andrew W.; Travlos, Gregory S.; Vahle, John L.; Willson, Gabrielle A.; Elmore, Susan A.

2014-01-01

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[The undergraduate program in forensic science: a national challenge].  

PubMed

The challenge in achieving an ideal state of justice is that each "proof" has the highest degree of reliability. This is the main responsibility of the forensic scientist. Up to now, criminal investigations in Mexico have been supported by forensic work from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds that give testimony in a particular area, even though they may have become forensic witnesses in a complementary and experiential manner. In January 2013, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) approved the "Forensic Science" undergraduate program that, in collaboration with various academic entities and government institutions, will develop forensic scientists trained in science, law, and criminology. This is focused on contributing to the national demand that the justice system has more elements to procure and administer justice in dealing with crime. PMID:24481439

García Castillo, Zoraida; Graue Wiechers, Enrique; Durante Montiel, Irene; Herrera Saint Leu, Patricia

2014-01-01

310

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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1996 National Awards Program for Energy and Renewable Energy final report  

SciTech Connect

DOE hired Renew America to coordinate the 1996 National Awards Programs for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. This report provides an overview of the 1996 program including planning, application distribution, evaluation and award ceremony. A few observations about the program`s structure and recommendations for the 1997 awards program are included.

NONE

1997-12-31

312

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

313

Math Programs That Work: A National Survey. 2nd Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory reviews 13 diagnostic-prescriptive mathematics progres. Ten of the programs are complete mathematics programs; the remaining three are supplementary programs. These programs are designed for use in one or a combination of grade levels from grades K-9. Each program is outlined according to: nature of program, rationale of program,…

Lachat, Mary Ann; Capasso, Ronald L.

314

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

315

National survey of separate collection programs. Survey report, July-September 1977  

Microsoft Academic Search

The report presents the results of a national telephone survey of 205 separate collection programs, defined as a scheduled collection of separated recyclable materials from residences and\\/or commercial establishments. It details national and regional trends in separate collection program growth. It describes trends in separate collection program design markets for recovered materials, publicity, collection practices, and ordinances and determines which

1979-01-01

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Archaeology in the National Historic Landmarks Program. Technical Brief No. 3, December 1988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Park Service's National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Program plays a major role in preserving nationally significant cultural resources. National Historic Landmark designation increases public awareness of archaeology by highlighting the importance of the most significant prehistoric and historic archaeological resources. By disseminating…

Grumet, Robert S.

317

Aquatic Pesticide Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan  

E-print Network

Aquatic Pesticide Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan Don Yee Geoff Siemering. Aquatic Pesticide Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan. San Francisco Estuary Institute, Oakland, CA. #12;ii Aquatic Pesticides Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Program Plan Prepared by Don

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79 FR 40647 - Final Priorities, Requirements, and Definitions-Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grants for National...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Requirements, and Definitions--Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grants for National...national understanding of the charter school model by-- (1) Providing...and initial implementation of charter schools; (2) Evaluating the...

2014-07-14

319

76 FR 28099 - National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...NISPPAC) AGENCY: Information Security Oversight Office, National...discuss National Industrial Security Program policy matters. DATES...ADDRESSES: Hilton Riverside Hotel, Two Poydras Street, Belle...submitted to the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO)...

2011-05-13

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75 FR 42068 - Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Atmospheric Administration Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine...Administration (NOAA), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service...SUMMARY: The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM)...

2010-07-20

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Atmospheric Administration Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine...Administration (NOAA), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service...SUMMARY: The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM)...

2011-03-16

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76 FR 10338 - Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine Research Reserves  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Atmospheric Administration Evaluation of State Coastal Management Programs and National Estuarine...Administration (NOAA), Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Ocean Service...SUMMARY: The NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM)...

2011-02-24

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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...

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Man's Impact on the Environment: The Estuary as an Ecosystem.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This environmental education guide focuses on man's impact on the estuary. The program contained in the guide is developed around the following nine questions: (1) What is a definition of the ecosystem being investigated?; (2) What are some of the biotic and abiotic features of the ecosystem and how do these features interrelate?; (3) Where are…

Brevard County School Board, Cocoa, FL.

325

Review of the U. S. G. S. National Water-Quality Assessment: Pilot Program  

SciTech Connect

A Review of the U.S.G.S. National Water Quality Assessment Pilot Program addresses the national trends in both surface and ground water quality. The committee came to the conclusion that a national-scale, long-term water quality assessment is in the best interest of the nation and that the U.S.G.S. is well qualified to implement the proposed NAWQA program. The committee chairman was Richard S. Engelbrecht, University of Illinois.

Not Available

1990-01-01

326

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.

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QUALITY ASSURANCE SUPPORT FOR THE NATIONAL ATMOSPHERIC DEPOSITION PROGRAM AND NATIONAL TRENDS NETWORK MONITORING ACTIVITIES: 1984-1987  

EPA Science Inventory

The quality assurance support provided to the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) and to the National Trends Network (NTN) from the period 1984 to 1987 is summarized. The support was provided through a cooperative agreement between the Colorado State University (CSU) a...

328

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.

329

National Center for Advanced Information Components Manufacturing. Program summary report, Volume 1  

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, summaries of the technical projects, and key program accomplishments.

NONE

1996-10-01

330

An Evaluation of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Training Grant Program. Part I.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this study was to compare the job activities of recent graduates from librarianship and internship programs supported by the National Library of Medicine with a comparable group of graduates from non-NLM-supported programs in librarianship....

C. D. Fink

1973-01-01

331

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

332

Transparency Matters: Kaiser Permanente's National Guideline Program Methodological Processes  

PubMed Central

Introduction: The practice-guideline process of collecting, critically appraising, and synthesizing available evidence, then developing expert panel recommendations based on appraised evidence, makes it possible to provide high-quality care for patients. Unwanted variability in the quality and rigor of evidence summaries and Clinical Practice Guidelines has been a long-standing challenge for clinicians seeking evidence-based guidance to support patient care decisions. Methods: A multidisciplinary group of stakeholders, with representation from all eight Kaiser Permanente Regions, is responsible for creating National Guidelines. Conducting high-quality systematic reviews and creating clinical guidelines are time-, labor-, and resource-intensive processes, which raises challenges for an organization striving to balance rigor with efficiency. For these reasons, the National Guideline Program elected to allow for the identification, assessment, and possible adoption of existing evidence-based guidelines and systematic reviews using the ADAPTE; Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation; Assessment of Multiple Systematic Reviews (AMSTAR); and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) frameworks. If no acceptable external guidelines are identified, the Guideline Development Team then systematically searches for relevant high-quality systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and original studies. Existing systematic reviews are assessed for quality using a measurement tool to assess systematic reviews (the AMSTAR systematic review checklist). Study Appraisal: Following the screening and selection process, the included studies (the “body of evidence”) are critically appraised for quality, using the GRADE methodology, which focuses on four key factors that must be considered when assigning strength to a recommendation: balance between desirable and undesirable effects, quality of evidence, values and preferences, and cost. The evidence is then used to create preliminary clinical recommendations. The strength of these recommendations is graded to reflect the extent to which a guideline panel is confident that the desirable effects of an intervention outweigh undesirable effects (or vice versa) across the range of patients for whom the recommendation is intended. Dissemination: The Care Management Institute disseminates all KP national guidelines to its eight Regions via postings on its Clinical Library Intranet site, a Web-based internal information resource. PMID:22529761

Davino-Ramaya, Carrie; Krause, L Kendall; Robbins, Craig W; Harris, Jeffrey S; Koster, Marguerite; Chan, Wiley; Tom, Gladys I

2012-01-01

333

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...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

334

A National Directory of Physical Fitness Programs for Older Adults.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This directory is designed to help its users locate colleges and universities in the United States that offer physical fitness programs for older adults. The directory's annotations include: program area, scope of activities comprising the program, target population, duration of program, and special comments. The focus of the listed programs is on…

Lyon, Lesley

335

RESPONSES OF FORESTS TO ATMOSPHERIC DEPOSITION. NATIONAL RESEARCH PLAN FOR THE FOREST RESPONSE PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

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 forms the heart of the r...

336

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the New Technology Demonstration Program  

SciTech Connect

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory is one of four National Labs implementing the Federal Energy Management Program`s New Technology Demonstration Program for the Department of Energy. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory has an extensive history of working on energy-related projects in both the public and private domain. Work on this program is intended to bring the strength of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology development abilities and unique facilities to bear on the technical challenges associated with evaluating energy efficient technologies. This paper describes some energy-related experiences at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the New Technology Demonstration Program at the Lab. The five technologies that the Lab is supporting in this Program are introduced. One of the technologies being evaluated, a retrofit system for rooftop units, is described in detail.

Courville, G.E.; Adcock, P.W.

1995-12-01

337

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...

338

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

339

Towards a National AIDS-Control Program in Uganda  

PubMed Central

A national AIDS-control program was developed in Uganda to deal with a potentially serious epidemic of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). A cumulative total of 1,138 cases of AIDS has been reported in Uganda between 1983—since AIDS was introduced into the country—and March 1987. More than 80% of the victims are sexually active persons whereas less than 10% are infants and children younger than 5 years. Virtually no cases or seropositivity is reported in persons between the ages of 5 and 14 years or after the age of 60 years. Most transmission has been through the heterosexual route, and, unlike in the United States, the male-female ratio is 1:1. Heterosexual high-risk behavior is cited as an important mode of transmission. A survey of household contacts showed that despite the closeness, only the sexual partners were seropositive. A five-year plan of action has been developed, and health education is the main thrust. It also includes blood screening, improved sterile procedures, improved surveillance and notification, research and terminal patient care. The plan stresses integration based on primary health care. There are unresolved moral issues of whether or not to tell the truth to an AIDS victim or any healthy seropositive person in developing countries, especially unstable persons. The best approach is to sensitize everyone so that they become guardians of their lives because sexual behavior is an issue of individual responsibility. Images PMID:3433758

Okware, Samuel Ikwaras

1987-01-01

340

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.

2011-05-01

341

Industrial research enhancement program at the National Synchrotron Light Source  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Industrial research has attracted more and more attention recently at synchrotron facilities. Bringing the state-of-the-art research capabilities provided by these facilities to the industrial user community will help this community to improve their products and processing methods, to foster competition and build the economy. The National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) has a long and celebrated history in research partnerships with industry since its inception more than 25 years ago, and both industry and the facility have benefited tremendously from these partnerships. Over the years, the ways in which industrial research is conducted at synchrotron facilities have evolved significantly, and a new paradigm of collaboration between industry and facilities is clearly needed to address this changing situation. In this presentation, the discussion will focus on an enhancement plan recently implemented at the NSLS to address industrial users' concerns and needs. The goal of NSLS Industrial Program Enhancement plan is to encourage greater use of synchrotron tools by industry researchers, improve access to NSLS beamlines by industrial researchers and facilitate research collaborations between industrial researchers and NSLS staff as well as researchers from university and government laboratories. Examples of recent developments in these areas will be presented.

Wang, Jun; Nasta, Kathleen; Kao, Chi-Chang

2011-09-01

342

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

343

PECONIC ESTUARY PROGRAM: CHEMICAL CONTAMINANT DISTRIBUTIONS IN PECONIC ESTUARY SEDIMENTS  

EPA Science Inventory

The study design uses sediment quality as an indicator of overall ecosystem health. The utility of using sediment quality as an integrative indicator of ecosystem health underlies the application of the Sediment Quality Triad method and similar assessment approaches. Toxic contam...

344

78 FR 8040 - National Organic Program; Proposed Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops and Processing) AGENCY: Agricultural...National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) to address recommendations...to changing the annotations for three substances, potassium hydroxide, silicon...

2013-02-05

345

75 FR 68505 - National Organic Program; Proposed Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops and Processing) AGENCY: Agricultural...National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) to reflect recommendations...establishing exemptions (uses) for four substances in organic crop production and...

2010-11-08

346

Evaluation of Life History Diversity, Habitat Connectivity, and Survival Benefits Associated with Habitat Restoration Actions in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary, Annual Report 2009  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the 2009 research conducted under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or Corps) project EST-09-P-01, titled “Evaluation of Life History Diversity, Habitat Connectivity, and Survival Benefits Associated with Habitat Restoration Actions in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary.” The research was conducted by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Marine Science Laboratory and Hydrology Group, in partnership with the University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Columbia Basin Research, and Earl Dawley (NOAA Fisheries, retired). This Columbia River Fish Mitigation Program project, referred to as “Salmonid Benefits,” was started in FY 2009 to evaluate the state-of-the science regarding the ability to quantify the benefits to listed salmonids1 of habitat restoration actions in the lower Columbia River and estuary.

Diefenderfer, Heida L.; Johnson, Gary E.; Sather, Nichole K.; Skalski, John R.; Dawley, Earl M.; Coleman, Andre M.

2010-08-01

347

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.

348

The national collection and recycling program for nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries  

SciTech Connect

This presentation discusses the effort of the rechargeable battery and rechargeable consumer products industries to form and implement a national collection program for rechargeable batteries in the US. Many states have mandatory labeling and collection requirements for rechargeable batteries. A national rechargeable battery management program to collect and recycle batteries throughout the US is discussed.

England, C.N. [Portable Rechargeable Battery Association, Atlanta, GA (United States)

1995-07-01

349

2014 Teacher Prep Review: A Review of the Nation's Teacher Preparation Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Teacher Prep Review 2014" is the second edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) annual assessment of the nation's 2,400 teacher prep programs. The "Review" uncovers early evidence that teacher prep programs are beginning to make changes. It arrives at a time of heightened, unprecedented…

Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate; McKee, Arthur

2014-01-01

350

Survey of LTR Program Industry Partner Satisfaction at Oak Ridge National Lab.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

As a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) National Laboratory, the Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) participates in the Laboratory Technology Research (LTR) Program. The mission of the LTR Program is to advance science and technology, in supp...

T. L. Payne, C. Kniel

2000-01-01

351

Dr. Benjamin R. Phillips Benjamin Phillips is a Program Director in Geophysics at the National Science  

E-print Network

Dr. Benjamin R. Phillips Benjamin Phillips is a Program Director in Geophysics at the National for Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin developing earthquake location techniques in support. Associate Program Director, Geophysics National Science Foundation 4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22230

Gilbes, Fernando

352

DHS National Technical Nuclear Forensics Program FY 10 Summary Report: Graduate Mentoring Assistance Program (GMAP)  

SciTech Connect

This program provides practical training to DHS graduate fellows in the DOE laboratory complex. It involves coordinating students, their thesis advisors, and their laboratory project mentors in establishing a meaningful program of research which contributes to the graduate student's formation as a member of the nuclear forensics community. The summary report details the student/mentor experience and future plans after the first summer practicum. This program provides practical training to DHS graduate fellows in the DOE laboratory complex. It involves coordinating students, their thesis advisors, and their laboratory project mentors in establishing a meaningful program of research which contributes to the graduate student's formation as a member of the nuclear forensics community. This final written report includes information concerning the overall mentoring experience, including benefits (to the lab, the mentors, and the students), challenges, student research contributions, and lab mentor interactions with students home universities. Idaho National Laboratory hosted two DHS Nuclear Forensics graduate Fellows (nuclear engineering) in summer 2011. Two more Fellows (radiochemistry) are expected to conduct research at the INL under this program starting in 2012. An undergraduate Fellow (nuclear engineering) who worked in summer 2011 at the laboratory is keenly interested in applying for the NF Graduate Fellowship this winter with the aim of returning to INL. In summary, this program appears to have great potential for success in supporting graduate level students who pursue careers in nuclear forensics. This relatively specialized field may not have been an obvious choice for some who have already shown talent in the traditional areas of chemistry or nuclear engineering. The active recruiting for this scholarship program for candidates at universities across the U.S. brings needed visibility to this field. Not only does this program offer critical practical training to these students, it brings attention to a very attractive field of work where young professionals are urgently required in order for the future. The effectiveness of retaining such talent remains to be seen and may be primarily controlled by the availability of DOE laboratory research funding in this field in the years to come.

Martha R. Finck Ph.D.

2011-10-01

353

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

354

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.

355

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

356

THE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM: NATIONAL COASTAL ASSESSMENT - LESSONS LEARNED  

EPA Science Inventory

The purpose of the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program's National Coastal Assessment is to estimate the current status, extent, changes, and trends in ecological indicators of the condition of the nation's coastal resources on a state, regional and national basis. Bas...

357

Comparison of USGBC LEED for Homes and the NAHB National Green Building Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reviews the green certification of residential construction under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Green Building Program, which consists of Model Green Building Guidelines and the National Green Building Standard. LEED for Homes, the NAHB Guidelines, and the Standard are applicable for single-family homes. Six of

John H. Reposa Jr

2009-01-01

358

Toxicology in the 21st Century: The Role of the National Toxicology Program  

E-print Network

Toxicology in the 21st Century: The Role of the National Toxicology Program The National Toxicology that improves our nation's ability to evaluate potential human health effects from chemical and physical. What scientific information should the NTP be producing and what technical capabilities should the NTP

Bandettini, Peter A.

359

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

360

National Training and Dissemination Program: LRE Public Relations Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to champion law-related education, this volume argues that administrators of law-related education (LRE) programs should make public relations an integral part of program planning. An introductory section defines public relations and offers basic advice for developing goals and strategies. The guide advises program directors to train…

Alvez, Aggie

361

A National Survey of Alcohol Prevention Programs on College Campuses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As alcohol-related incidents and tragedies continue to be a major concern on college campuses, researchers and college counseling center directors struggle to find the most effective alcohol prevention programs Several theories have been adapted to form the foundation of prevention programs. These programs have then been evaluated to discover…

Odom, Kate L.

2010-01-01

362

New York Regents External Degree Program: A National Examining University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The New York Regents external degree programs for the associate and baccalaureate degrees in nursing are described. An interview with the program coordinator and information about the educational requirements and about several students are presented. The coordinator defines the program as a degree awarded by one institution for learning that was…

Hadley, Richard D.

1977-01-01

363

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...

364

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

365

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL/ENERGY WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT. RADIATION PROGRAMS  

EPA Science Inventory

The report describes radiation education/training programs which are currently being conducted in 23 states and one territory. In total there are 39 program entries included in this volume. Although the report attempts to concentrate mainly on radiation protection programs, aspec...

366

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

367

Technology Innovation Program The Technology Innovation Program (TIP) was established at the National Institute of Standards and  

E-print Network

potential for advancing state-of-the-art and contributing to U.S. science and technology base · SocietalTechnology Innovation Program The Technology Innovation Program (TIP) was established at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce, by the 2007 America

Magee, Joseph W.

368

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

369

Disability Summary Analyses of Select National Data Collection Programs. Technical Report 11.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents summaries of 28 national data collection programs, to document the amount and nature of information on individuals with disabilities included in the programs. For each program, information provided includes sponsor, purpose, collection cycle, data sources, collection methods, study design, variable domains,…

McGrew, Kevin

370

National Assessment of School Resource Officer Programs. Final Project Report. Document Number 209273  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There has been a growing interest in placing sworn police officers in schools as SROs to improve school safety. The purpose of the National Assessment was to identify what program "models" have been implemented, how programs have been implemented, and what the programs' possible effects may be. To obtain this information, Abt Associates conducted…

Finn, Peter; McDevitt, Jack

2005-01-01

371

Inservice Programs in Learning Disabilities. A Position Paper of the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The position paper developed by the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities stresses the need for systematic inservice programs for service providers. Deterrents cited to quality inservice programs include lack of planning and program availability. It is explained that the committee's recommendations were made after reviewing model…

National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities, Baltimore, MD.

372

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.

373

Program objectives for the National Water Data Exchange (NAWDEX) for fiscal year 1979  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report describes the program objectives of the National Water Data Exchange (NAWDEX) for Fiscal Year 1979. These objectives include NAWDEX membership, program administration, management, and coordination, NAWDEX services, identification of sources of water data, indexing of water data, programs and systems documentation, recommended methods for the handling and exchange of water data, training, and technical assistance to NAWDEX members. (Woodard-USGS)

Edwards, Melvin D.

1978-01-01

374

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.

375

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

376

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

377

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

378

The National Center for Community College Education: A Doctoral Program with Difference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, Virginia, offers a doctoral program that concentrates on teaching in the community college. Many higher education programs in the country include community college education courses, but the focus of these programs is educational leadership and administrative responsibilities. The National Center for…

Salmon, Victoria N.

2001-01-01

379

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

380

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

381

78 FR 52100 - National Organic Program; Proposed Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...biobased, e.g., derived from fossil fuel sources, would not be permitted...to USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), certified organic...Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. October 2012. 2011...

2013-08-22

382

National Endowment for the Humanities. 1975-1976. Program Announcement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent federal agency whose principal function is to encourage the understanding and use of the humanities to national concerns. It serves its various constituencies by supporting the work of individual humanists and of nonprofit institutions and organizations engaged in projects involving the…

National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.

383

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

384

Beach erosion rates and the National Flood Insurance Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Thirty of the nation's 50 states have coastlines on the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Great Lakes. These 30 states contain approximately 85% of the nation's population, and about half of this population resides in the coastal zone. Continued population growth is projected in the future, with a greatly increasing demand for beachfront development. At

Stephen P. Leatherman; Robert G. Dean

1991-01-01

385

Ecology of estuaries: Anthropogenic effects  

SciTech Connect

Estuaries and near-shore oceanic water are subjected to a multitude of human wastes. The principal objective of this book is to examine anthropogenic effects on estuaries, and it focuses primarily on contaminants in coastal systems. Covered within various chapters are the following topics: waste disposal strategies; definition and classification of pollutants (including organic loading, oil pollution, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons; chlorinated hydrocarbons; heavy metals; radionuclides) biological impacts; waste management; impacts of power plants; dredging and spoil disposal; case studies, primarily Chesapeake Bay. The book serves as a text and as a reference.

Kennish, M.J.

1992-01-01

386

76 FR 2147 - UAW-Chrysler National Training Center Technology Training Joint Programs Staff, Detroit, MI; UAW...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...confirmed that the proportion of Technology Training Joint Programs Staff...such as applied industrial technology, industrial automation, industrial maintenance...National Training Center, Technology Training Joint Programs...

2011-01-12

387

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

388

ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY: THE NATIONAL PRETREATMENT PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

The discharge of industrial pollutants into municipal sewer systems can result in violations of stream water quality standards and related problems at the wastewater treatment plant, including disposal of sludges. his publication explains the need for the National Pretreatment Pr...

389

78 FR 56811 - National Organic Program-Sunset Process  

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...Secretary and the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) National...example of the structure and content of this type of list is available...successful production and marketing of organic products. How...Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc....

2013-09-16

390

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

391

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

This document provides the requested vision for the future of the National Strong-Motion Program operated by the US Geological Survey. Options for operation of the program are presented in a companion document. Each of the three major charges of the EHRP, program council pertaining to the vision document is addressed here. The 'Vision Summary' through a series of answers to specific questions is intended to provide a complete synopsis of the committees response to program council charges. The Vision for the Future of the NSMP is presented as section III of the Summary. Analysis and detailed discussion supporting the answers in the summary are presented as sections organized according to the charges of the program council. The mission for the program is adopted from that developed at the national workshop entitled 'Research Needs for Strong Motion Data to Support Earthquake Engineering' sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

1997-01-01

392

24 CFR 570.901 - Review for compliance with the primary and national objectives and other program requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...compliance with the primary and national objectives and other program requirements. 570...compliance with the primary and national objectives and other program requirements...that, consistent with the primary objective of the Act, not less than 70...

2010-04-01

393

Beach erosion rates and the National Flood Insurance Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Thirty of the nation's 50 states have coastlines on the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Great Lakes. These 30 states contain approximately 85% of the nation's population, and about half of this population resides in the coastal zone. Continued population growth is projected in the future, with a greatly increasing demand for beachfront development. At present, there is considerable public concern over coastal erosion, erosion control measures, and land use regulations [National Research Council, 1990].Beach erosion is a significant and growing national problem. The National Shoreline Study, conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1971, was the first national appraisal of shore erosion problems. Significant erosion was found to occur along 43% of the U.S. shoreline if Alaska is excluded. Other large sections of sandy shoreline are also eroding, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers categorized it as noncritical erosion largely because of the lack of immediate threat to buildings and infrastructure at that time.

Leatherman, Stephen P.; Dean, Robert G.

394

National School Health Service Program. Special Report. Number 1, 1985.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A five-year School Health Service demonstration program, sponsored by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, tested whether School Nurse Practitioners (SNP's) supported by community physicians could improve children's access to health care by expanding the health services in schools. The program was conducted in 18 school districts in medically…

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.

395

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

396

Introduction The National Youth at Risk Programs Sustainability  

E-print Network

: · Is the project meeting its original goals? · Is the project maintaining or expanding rather than reducing efforts to meet its goals? · Does the project have secure future funding? There are a number of factors that facilitate program sustainability and are incorporated into this report. These factors include: Program

Liskiewicz, Maciej

397

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...

398

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

399

The Value of Healthy Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The article explores why healthy estuaries are critical to humans and wildlife: supporting both commercial and recreational fisheries, treating waste and runoff, protecting coastal areas from natural hazards, connect bodies of water for transportation, and nurturing a balance of the food web

Robert Christian (East Carolina University;)

2009-03-15

400

The Value of Healthy Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Healthy estuaries are critical to humans and wildlife. They provide food, supporting both commercial and recreational fisheries, treat waste and runoff to maintain water quality, protect coastal areas from natural hazards, connect bodies of water for transportation and marine operations, and nurture a balance of the food web upon which all life depends.

Robert Christian (Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences;)

2009-03-22

401

Simulated Sampling of Estuary Plankton  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To find out about the microscopic life in the valuable estuary environment, it is usually necessary to be near the water. This dry lab offers an alternative, using authentic data and a simulation of plankton sampling. From the types of organisms found in the sample, middle school students can infer relationships in the biological and physical…

Fortner, Rosanne W.; Jenkins, Deborah Bainer

2009-01-01

402

Difficulties implementing a quality assurance program at a national laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Personnel who perform scientific research are highly educated, highly motivated professionals who are often leaders in their fields. A recent survey of researchers at Los Alamos shows that they like freedom and peer recognition, and dislike red tape. Rigid, prescriptive quality assurance programs are often fail because they are perceived to limit freedom and peer recognition and enhance red tape. This paper will present some of the reasons for research personnel to have rebelled against quality assurance programs and will offer suggestions for the development of a meaningful and successful quality program.

Bussolini, P.L.

1989-01-01

403

[The National Health Agency: the challenge of a unified national program rejecting technocratic and centralized approaches].  

PubMed

The creation of Regional Health Agencies precipitated the need for an overhaul of national health policy management. The National Steering Committee created as part of the HPST law is only a step in the right direction. We need to go beyond the coordination of national policy-makers in order to develop and implement an effective health policy. The creation of a National Health Agency (ANS) is generally considered to be the best way to develop a national steering mechanism capable of developing and implementing a global health policy. The purpose of this new body is not to act as a "super health agency" encompassing all existing health agencies. Rather, the ANS should aim to be an instrument of regulation acting on health care organization and funding and the quality and effectiveness of health care practices. In this sense, its role is to bring together state services and National health insurance services. However, there are two different conceptions of the agency's role ? as an autonomous technical entity based on the current model of the CNAMTS or as a body under the authority of the Ministry of Health. In both cases, the ANS may serve to increase the emphasis on technocratic and centralized approaches to health management. An intermediate solution between the ANS and the current status quo would involve increasing the authority of the Secretary-General of the Social Ministries over the central bodies of the Ministry of Health, the National health insurance services and the National Solidarity Fund for Autonomy. As part of this mission, the Secretary-General would oversee a specific body with national jurisdiction. While integrating a more coherent national policy as well as maintaining the decision-making bodies of the current administrative system, this intermediate solution would help to avoid a radical restructuring of existing national institutions at a time when current challenges in the area of population health require immediate attention. PMID:23043697

Courrèges, Cécile; Lopez, Alain

2012-01-01

404

75 FR 24796 - FBI Records Management Division National Name Check Program Section User Fees  

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...DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 28 CFR Part 20 [Docket No. FBI 118] RIN 1110-AA29 FBI Records Management Division National Name Check Program...User Fees AGENCY: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Justice. ACTION: Final...

2010-05-06

405

76 FR 5830 - FBI Records Management Division; National Name Check Program Section; New User Fees Schedule  

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...OF JUSTICE Federal Bureau of Investigation [Docket No. FBI 150] FBI Records Management Division; National Name Check Program...Fees Schedule AGENCY: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Justice. ACTION:...

2011-02-02

406

75 FR 24970 - FBI Records Management Division National Name Check Program Section User Fees  

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...OF JUSTICE Federal Bureau of Investigation [Docket No. FBI 122] FBI Records Management Division National Name Check Program Section User Fees AGENCY: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Justice. ACTION:...

2010-05-06

407

APPLICATION OF THE NAPAP (NATIONAL ACID PRECIPITATION ASSESSMENT PROGRAM) EMISSIONS INVENTORIES TO EULERIAN MODELING  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper presents the schedule for development and evaluation of Eulerian Acid Deposition Models as part of the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program and discusses the critical need to reduce uncertainties in emissions inventories to provide more reliable modeling resul...

408

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...

409

National Cancer Informatics Program (NCIP) Briefing to the 162nd NCAB/BSA Meeting  

Cancer.gov

National Cancer Informatics Program (NCIP) Briefing to the 1st Joint NCAB/BSA Meeting George A. Komatsoulis, Ph.D. Director (interim) NCIP and the NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT) • Activities encompassed

410

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...

411

UTILITY EMISSIONS SOFTWARE FOR THE NAPAP (NATIONAL ACID PRECIPITATION ASSESSMENT PROGRAM) 1985 EMISSIONS INVENTORY  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper discusses utility emissions software for the development of the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) 1985 emissions inventory. For 1985, the development of an accurate and complete emissions inventory for pollutants considered to be precursors of acid ...

412

National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology PREPARED FOR UNIVERSITY TRANSPORTATION CENTERS PROGRAM  

E-print Network

for Sustainable Transportation MISSION our mission is to develop engineering solutions (knowledge and technologyNational Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology PREPARED FOR UNIVERSITY TRANSPORTATION CENTERS PROGRAM RESEARCH AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATION U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ANNUAL

Kyte, Michael

413

Recommended Bicycle Lane Widths for Various Roadway Characteristics. National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 766.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 766: Recommended Bicycle Lane Widths for Various Roadway Characteristics presents an analysis of the research and design guidance for bicycle lane widths on existing travel lane widths and parki...

C. A. Fees, D. J. Torbi, D. W. Harwood, J. LaPlante, K. M. Bauer, N. Roseberry, R. Van Housten

2014-01-01

414

78 FR 52780 - National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers...  

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...Docket ID FEMA-2013-0031] National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private...2013) private sector property insurers sell flood insurance policies and adjust flood insurance claims under their own names based on...

2013-08-26

415

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

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...Docket ID FEMA-2011-0020] National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private...private sector property insurers issue flood insurance policies and adjust flood insurance claims under their own names based on...

2011-07-28

416

77 FR 36566 - National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers...  

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...Docket ID FEMA-2012-0018] National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private...2012) private sector property insurers sell flood insurance policies and adjust flood insurance claims under their own names based on...

2012-06-19

417

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 ...

418

National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Science Center Northeast Fisheries Observer Program  

E-print Network

National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Science Center Northeast Fisheries Observer required to work as a Northeast Fisheries Observer Program (NEFOP) observer. Education and Experience or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics entomology, animal husbandry, physics

419

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

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...proposed collection of information, including...National Veterans Sports Programs and Special...tangible, quantifiable benefits of the events, using...tangible, quantifiable benefits of the events using...Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, VA...

2013-12-20

420

78 FR 54476 - Availability of Draft National Toxicology Program Technical Reports; Request for Comments; Notice...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Availability of Draft National Toxicology Program Technical Reports; Request for Comments; Notice of Meeting SUMMARY...NTP) announces the availability of four draft NTP Technical Reports (TRs) scheduled for peer review: vinylidene...

2013-09-04

421

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

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...Preventive Services Funding Opportunity: National HIV Program for Enhanced HIV/AIDS Screening and Engagement in Care Announcement...Funding Announcement Number: HHS-2012-IHS-OCPS-HIV-0001. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance...

2012-06-19

422

77 FR 41190 - Office of Clinical and Preventive Services Funding Opportunity: National HIV Program for Enhanced...  

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...Preventive Services Funding Opportunity: National HIV Program for Enhanced HIV/AIDS Screening and Engagement in Care AGENCY: Indian...Funding Announcement Number: HHS-2012-IHS-OCPS-HIV-0001. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance...

2012-07-12

423

76 FR 37371 - Agency Information Collection: Comment Request for National Gap Analysis Program Evaluation  

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...planning and performance documents, (2) measure user satisfaction, and (3) understand user needs. Additionally, this survey can target...Approximately 594 non-federal current and past users of the USGS National Gap Analysis Program...

2011-06-27

424

National Diabetes Education Program Releases Guiding Principles for Diabetes Care  

MedlinePLUS

... Shuttle More About NIH Quick Links NIH…Turning Discovery Into Health ® Impact of NIH Research Visitor Information ... its programs, visit www.nih.gov . NIH...Turning Discovery Into Health ® ### Up to top This page last ...

425

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...

426

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Mentor-Protg Program  

E-print Network

contracts and subcontracts for ORNL. NOTE: This program is developmental in nature and is intended for small - A statement of the expected benefits to the protégé and the mentor - A list of subcontracts currently held

427

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...

428

Impact of Digital Mammography in Breast Cancer Screening: Initial Experience in a National Breast Screening Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Full field digital mammography (FFDM) was introduced into the Irish National Breast Screening Program (INBSP) in 2005. The\\u000a aim of this study is to review the use of FFDM in a National Breast Screening Program and to compare the results to standard\\u000a screen-film mammography with respect to recall rate and cancer detection rate. All women who underwent breast cancer screening

N. Hambly; Niall Phelan; G. Hargaden; A. O’Doherty; F. Flanagan

2008-01-01

429

National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program. A basis for water-resource policy development  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The concepts that are the basis for the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program began forming in the early 1980's. By 1986, a pilot phase was initiated to test and refine assessment concepts and in 1991, the NAWQA program began a multi-year transition to a fully operational program. The goals of the program are to describe the status and trends in the quality of a large representative part of the Nation's ground- and surface-water resources and to develop an understanding of the natural and human factors affecting the quality of these resources. This information will provide a sound scientific basis upon which water resources decision making at all governmental levels can be based. To meet its goals, the program will integrate water-quality information at local, regional, and national scales. The program will be perennial and consist of two major components -- study-unit investigations and national assessment activities. Investigations of surface- and ground-water resources of major regional hydrologic systems (river basins and aquifer systems) each covering 1200 to about 60,000 square miles, will be conducted on a rotating basis for 60 study units located throughout the Nation. Key findings from these study-unit investigations will be used along with other information to provide issue-oriented water-quality assessments of regional and national interest.

Leahy, P. Patrick; Wilber, William G.

1991-01-01

430

A summary of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Beginning in 1986, the Congress appropriated funds for the U.S. Geological Survey to test and refine concepts for a National Water Quality Assessment Program. At present, the program is in a pilot phase with field studies occurring in seven areas around the Nation. In 1990, a committee of the National Academy of Sciences will complete an evaluation of the design and potential utility of the program. A decision about moving to full-scale implementation will be made upon completion of this evaluation. The program is intended to address a wide range of national water quality issues that include chemical contamination, acidification, eutrophication, salinity, sedimentation, and sanitary quality. The goals of the program are to: (1) provide nationally consistent descriptions of current water quality conditions for a large part of the Nation 's water resources; (2) define long-term trends (or lack of trends) in water quality; and (3) identify and describe the relations of both current conditions and trends in water quality to natural and human factors. This information will be provided to water managers, policy makers, and the public to provide an improved scientific basis for evaluating the effectiveness of water quality management programs and for predicting the likely effects of contemplated changes in land- and water-management practices. (USGS)

Hirsch, R. M.; Alley, W. M.; Wilber, W. G.

1988-01-01

431

National Science Foundation Guide to Programs, Fiscal Year 1984.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document provides information for individuals who want to submit proposals in areas funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). These areas include: (1) mathematical and physical sciences; (2) engineering; (3) biological, behavioral, and social sciences; (4) astronomical, atmospheric, earth, and ocean sciences; (5) scientific,…

National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.

432

National Cancer Institue Surveillance Research Program. Strategic Plan. 2010.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Cancer accounts for nearly one-fourth of all deaths in the United States and ranks high among causes of mortality. Monitoring cancer trends and related factors is critical to reducing the burden of cancer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) supports canc...

2011-01-01

433

Gender Inequity in the National Merit Scholarship Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article investigates gender inequity in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Results suggest the competition favors males due to their higher mean score on the mathematics section and greater variability on all sections of the PSAT, which shares differential validity concerns with the SAT in terms of gender. These instruments are…

Nankervis, Bryan

2013-01-01

434

Program overview: Remedial actions at Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research on and development of civilian and defense uses of nuclear materials and technologies have occurred at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) since its creation as part of the World War II Manhattan Project in 1943. A diverse legacy of contaminated inactive facilities, research areas, and waste management areas exists; many are candidates for remedial action. Most attention is focused

L. D. Bates; J. R. Trabalka

1988-01-01

435

National Institutes of Health Presentation at IPE Conference Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The conference objective was to set up a working dialogue among representatives from industry and various Federal agencies. Discussed here are present National Institutes of Health (NIH) support in the area of intelligent processing equipment (IPE) and how researchers can work together on future research objectives. Information is given in viewgraph form with accompanying comments.

Holloway, Caroline

1992-01-01

436

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program: Final Evaluation Report  

NSF Publications Database

... PDF) 13kb 16. Appendix G: Tables Referenced in Text (PDF) 91kb (Word) 558kb 17. About the National ... Tel: (703) 292-5111, FIRS: (800) 877-8339 | TDD: (800) 281-8749 Last Updated: 01/28/05 Text Only

437

OVERVIEW OF US NATIONAL LAND-COVER MAPPING PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

Because of escalating costs amid growing needs for large-scale, satellite-based landscape information, a group of US federal agencies agreed to pool resources and operate as a consortium to acquire the necessary data land-cover mapping of the nation . The consortium was initiated...

438

The National Park Service Cave and Karst Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site from the National Park Service discusses caves and karst systems. Topics covered include the importance of caves and karst features, threats to these geologic systems and their management, and virtual tours of various types of cave systems. The site also features a photo gallery and links to related resources.

Service, National P.

439

Current Status of The Romanian National Deep Geological Repository Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Construction of a deep geological repository is a very demanding and costly task. By now, countries that have Candu reactors, have not processed the spent fuel passing to the interim storage as a preliminary step of final disposal within the nuclear fuel cycle back-end. Romania, in comparison to other nations, represents a rather small territory, with high population density, wherein

M. Radu; R. Nicolae; D. Nicolae

2008-01-01

440

Title I Migrant Education Program, National Trends Report: 1998-2001. Doc # 2003-16  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report summarizes Title I, Part C, Consolidated Performance Report information for the Migrant Education Program (MEP) submitted by the states for the 2000-01 school year. Also presented are national trends on participation in the MEP for the three years spanning 1998-99 through 2000-01. In addition to providing a national description of the…

US Department of Education, 2004

2004-01-01

441

Motivating Participation in National Park Service Curriculum-Based Education Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors explored barriers and motivations associated with high school and middle school classes’ participation in National Park educational programming through interviews with school administrators and surveys with teachers within the immediate vicinity of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Although teachers commonly cited financial barriers to participation, administrators suggested that these were rarely insurmountable. Moreover, perceptions of such constraints did

Marc J. Stern; M. Elizabeth Wright; Robert B. Powell

2012-01-01

442

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program: A Means toward Achieving a Representative Bureaucracy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The U.S. government has long struggled with achieving a federal workforce that reflects the nation's diversity. This study evaluates the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program, which recruits Latino students for semester-long internship assignments with federal agencies. Having undergone the internship…

Cuellar, Arturo, Jr.; Vega, Arturo

2007-01-01

443

ORNL Environmental Monitoring Programs 5-1 5. Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

E-print Network

plutonium. During the 1950s and 1960s, and with the creation of DOE in the 1970s, ORNL becameORNL Environmental Monitoring Programs 5-1 5. Oak Ridge National Laboratory The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), managed by UT-Battelle, LLC, is DOE's largest science and energy laboratory. ORNL has

Pennycook, Steve

444

National Museum of American History's OurStory Program: History, Literature, and Civic Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1998, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center launched OurStory: History through Children's Literature, a history and literacy program series for family visitors to the Museum that was designed to help children and adults enjoy exploring history together. Ten years later, to reach a broader, national

Coquillon, Naomi; Wei, Jenny

2011-01-01

445

Assessment of the National Science Foundation's 1988-1990 Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Science Foundation's Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Program (UFEP) awards grants on a competitive basis to project directors at colleges and universities, professional societies, industry, and other qualified organizations to conduct regional or national seminars, short courses, workshops, conferences, or similar activities for…

Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.

446

Foreign Language/Intercultural Program. Exploring Our Host Nation (Seventh Grade). DS Manual 2650.7.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The curriculum guides for foreign language and intercultural education programs in United States dependents schools overseas provide instructional ideas designed to promote learning about the language and culture of the host nation. The series, covering kindergarten through eighth grade, was written by host nation teachers, classroom teachers, and…

Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC.

447

U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment Global Change Information System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The program: a) Coordinates Federal research to better understand and prepare the nation for global change. b) Priori4zes and supports cutting edge scientific work in global change. c) Assesses the state of scientific knowledge and the Nation s readiness to respond to global change. d) Communicates research findings to inform, educate, and engage the global community.

Tilmes, Curt

2012-01-01

448

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Policy task force goals and in identifying focus areas for the estuary habitat restoration strategy, such as: climate adaptation restoration, socio-economic benefits of estuary habitat restoration, and geographic restoration...

2010-06-21

449

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Environmental Restoration Program  

SciTech Connect

The LANL Environmental Restoration (ER) Program Office, established in October 1989, is faced with the challenge of assessing and cleaning up nearly 1,8000 potentially hazardous waste sites according to an aggressive corrective action schedule that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated on May 23, 1990, in a Resource, Conservation, and Recovery Act (RCRA) Part B Permit. To maximize program efficiency, the ER Program Office will implement a unique management approach designed to maximize the use of laboratory technical expertise. The Installation Work Plan, which provides a blueprint for the program, has been submitted to EPA for review and approval. A work plan for characterization of Technical Area 21, an early plutonium processing facility, is also nearing completion. The feasibility of an expedited cleanup of the Laboratory's worst hazardous waste release has been modelled using a computer code originally developed by LANL to assist the nuclear weapons testing program. A sophisticated Geographic Information System has been implemented to assist in data management and presentation, and the design of a Mixed Waste Disposal Facility is underway. 6 refs., 2 figs.

Krueger, J.W.

1990-01-01

450

MAPPING BATHYMETRY AND BOTTOM TYPE IN A SHALLOW ESTUARY  

EPA Science Inventory

Bathymetry and bottom type are important in characterizing estuaries and their ecology but hard to map, especially in shallow estuaries. Acoustic backscattering was used to remotely sense these properties in the shallow Slocums River Estuary of Massachusetts. Acoustic pulses were...

451

Comparison of Nutrient Drivers and Response Metrics in Oregon Estuaries  

EPA Science Inventory

With the goal of assessing sensitivity to nutrient enrichment, we present a cross-estuary comparison of nutrient sources, levels, and biological responses (phytoplankton and macroalgae) for thirteen Oregon estuaries. Nitrogen levels in the upstream portions of the estuaries are ...

452

Current approaches in national kidney paired donation programs.  

PubMed

Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with end-stage renal disease. While living donors provide anywhere from a small to a large fraction of kidneys for transplantation in different countries, at least one-third of these donors are incompatible with their potential recipients. To overcome these challenges, kidney paired donation (KPD) programs have been established that organize donor exchanges to find matches among the pool of incompatible pairs. Each program has developed its own features to accommodate local needs. Reasons for participating in KPD include blood group incompatibility, sensitization of the recipient against the donor, and the potential for improvement in transplant quality (e.g., age difference or graft size), and tissue compatibility. KPD programs use sophisticated algorithms to find matches among the pool of donor-recipient pairs to create simultaneous 2-way, 3-way, or 4-way exchanges or more complex non-simultaneous chains of transplants. These KPD allocation systems should be medically sound and ethically acceptable according to the principles of equity, utility, and justice. The variety of possible exchanges provided by these algorithms allows for maximizing the number of transplants, increasing the quality of transplants, and accommodating patients who are difficult to match. In this review, we describe several examples of successful KPD programs with diverse organizational approaches. By highlighting the strategies used by these programs to meet the needs of their patient populations, we aim to inspire improvements in existing programs and to provide a framework for expanding KPD to better serve international transplant communities. PMID:23792511

Mierzejewska, Beata; Durlik, Magdalena; Lisik, Wojciech; Baum, Caitlin; Schroder, Paul; Kopke, Jonathan; Rees, Michael; Stepkowski, Stanislaw

2013-01-01

453

76 FR 2700 - National Protection and Programs Directorate; National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) Goal...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Directorate; National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) Goal 2 Performance...CS&C)/Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) will submit the...demonstrate response-level emergency communications within one hour for...

2011-01-14

454

77 FR 45903 - National Organic Program; Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of apples, pears, peaches and nectarines; pear decline; bacterial spot on peaches and nectarines; lethal yellowing of coconut palm; and lethal decline of pritchardia palm. The current listing for tetracycline on the National List at Sec....

2012-08-02

455

East Carolina Occupational Therapy Program Results of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Examination  

E-print Network

East Carolina Occupational Therapy Program Results of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Examination Year Number of Program Graduates one year of graduation. Accreditation: The East Carolina Occupational Therapy Program is accredited

456

FOREST RESPONSE PROGRAM: NATIONAL RESEARCH ON FOREST DECLINE AND AIR POLLUTION  

EPA Science Inventory

The Forest Response Program (FRP) is a major research undertaking. t is fortunate to have the support of many of the nation's top scientists. he involvement of the Forest Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the broader scientific community gives the program a unique...

457

Biomedical and environmental sciences programs at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

This progress report summarizes the research and development activities conducted in the Biomedical and Environmental Sciences Programs of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The report is structured to provide descriptions of current activities and accomplishments in each of the major organizational units. Following the accounts of research programs, is a list of publications and awards to its members. 6 figs., 14 tabs.

Richmond, C.R.; Johnson, C.A.

1988-02-01

458

Graduate Medical Education Viewed from the National Intern and Resident Matching Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The total number of applicants for first-year programs in graduate medical education through the National Intern and Resident Matching Program in 1976 exceeded the number of positions offered for the second consecutive year. There were deficits in the number of openings offered in the primary care specialties and surfeits in medical and surgical…

Graettinger, John S.

1976-01-01

459

Biological assessment for the effluent reduction program, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the biological assessment for the effluent recution program proposed to occur within the boundaries of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Potential effects on wetland plants and on threatened and endangered species are discussed, along with a detailed description of the individual outfalls resulting from the effluent reduction program.

Cross, S.P.

1996-08-01

460

National Study of Student Support Services. Interim Report: Volume I: Program Implementation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the first interim report of the congressionally mandated National Study of Student Support Services (SSS), a federally funded grant program designed to help economically disadvantaged students achieve success at the postsecondary level. The program is intended to facilitate disadvantaged students' high school completion, entry into and…

Cahalan, Margaret; And Others

461

National Studies Find TRIO Programs Effective at Increasing College Enrollment and Graduation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 1997, four national studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Education have been completed on the Federal TRIO programs. Data from these studies demonstrate that participation in a TRIO program has a significant impact on the educational outcomes of low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities. This paper provides…

Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2009

2009-01-01

462

AN ECOLOGICAL STATUS AND TRENDS PROGRAM: EPA'S APPROACH TO MONITORING CONDITION OF THE NATION'S ECOSYSTEMS  

EPA Science Inventory

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is initiating an Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) to monitor the status and trends of the nation's near coastal waters, forests, freshwater wetlands, surface waters, and agroecosystems. his program is also inten...

463

National Cancer Institute - Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Home Page - Contact Us  

Cancer.gov

Skip navigation. Contact Us For more information on the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, please contact us at: Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program National Cancer Institute, NIH 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 2W-136 MSC 9712 Bethesda, MD 20892-9712 Phone:

464

NAPAP (National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program) operating research plan, 1986-1988  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) is to develop and progressively refine an objective and comprehensive body of information on the causes and effects of acidic deposition. The program includes research, monitoring and assessment activities that emphasize the timely development of a firmer scientific basis for decisionmaking by legislators, regulatory officials, resource managers, environmental groups, and

1986-01-01

465

Food Safety in the National School Lunch Program. USDA Food and Nutrition Service  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools that serve meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) are required to maintain proper sanitation and health standards in conformance with all applicable State and local laws and regulations. In addition, schools are required to obtain two school food safety inspections per school year, which are…

US Department of Agriculture, 2010

2010-01-01

466

The US Army and National Guard Vibration Management Enhancement Program (VMEP): Data Analysis and Statistical Results  

Microsoft Academic Search

The US Army and South Carolina National Guard have developed automated vibration monitoring and fault diagnostic tools as part of the Vibration Management Enhancement Program (VMEP). VMEP is intended to improve the operations and support activities by keeping the maintainers aware of the health of the critical dynamic components of their aircraft. This paper outlines the program results to date.

Paul Grabill; Tom Brotherton; John Berry

467

Program objectives for the National Water Data Exchange (NAWDEX) for fiscal year 1980  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report describes the proposed program objectives of the National Water Data Exchange (NAWDEX) for fiscal year 1980. These include NAWDEX program administration, NAWDEX services, water-data indexing activities, systems development, training, and the development of recommended methods for the handling and exchange of water data. (Kosco-USGS)

Edwards, Melvin D.

1979-01-01

468

National Toxicology Program: Efforts to Improve Oversight of Contractors Testing Chemicals.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Toxicology Program is a cooperative effort among Department of Health and Human Services agencies to conduct tests on chemicals to determine whether they have a toxic or cancer-causing effect. The program is the responsibility of the Departme...

1985-01-01

469

The National Space Science and Technology Center's Education and Public Outreach Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of the National Space Science and Technology Center's (NSSTC) Education and Public Outreach program (EPO) is to support K-20 education by coalescing academic, government, and business constituents awareness, implementing best business\\/education practices, and providing stewardship over funds and programs that promote a symbiotic relationship among these entities, specifically in the area of K-20 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

G. N. Cox; R. L. Denson

2004-01-01

470

National Home Start Evaluation Interim Report VII. Twenty-Month Program Analysis and Findings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This interim evaluation report focuses on process (formative) and outcome (summative) data collected in spring 1975 on the National Home Start Program. Home Start, a federally-funded 3-year (1972-1975) home-based demonstration program for low-income families with 3- to 5-year-old children was designed to enhance a mother's skills in dealing with…

Love, John M.; And Others

471

The National Evaluation of School Nutrition Programs. Review of Research: Volume 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Findings of a review of research pertaining to federally subsidized school nutrition programs are presented in this report. The review of research, the first phase of the National Evaluation of School Nutrition Programs, is intended to provide guidance for the design of subsequent evaluation (including student, parent, and food administrator…

Nelson, Kathryn, Ed.; And Others

472

Treatment programs in the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drug abuse treatment programs and university-based research centers collaborate to test emerging therapies for alcohol and drug disorders in the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN). Programs participating in the CTN completed Organizational Surveys (n=106 of 112; 95% response rate) and Treatment Unit Surveys (n=348 of 384; 91% response rate) to describe the levels of care, ancillary services,

Dennis McCarty; Bret Fuller; Lee Ann Kaskutas; William W. Wendt; Edward V. Nunes; Michael Miller; Robert Forman; Kathryn M. Magruder; Cynthia Arfken; Marc Copersino; Anthony Floyd; Jody Sindelar; Eldon Edmundson

2008-01-01

473

Los Alamos National Laboratory Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project 1995 quality program status report  

SciTech Connect

This status report summarizes the activities and accomplishments of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project`s (YMP`s) quality assurance program for January 1 to September 30, 1995. The report includes major sections on program activities and trend analysis.

Bolivar, S.L.

1996-07-01

474

National Program for Medication Error Reporting and Benchmarking: Experience with MedMARx  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explains the value of moving to a standardized national reporting program for medication errors. Early benchmarking activi- ties related to medication errors were ineffective due to difficulties in reporting and the stigma associated with higher reporting rates. One institution's partic- ipation and experience with MedMARx SM (an Internet-accessible program for tracking and analyzing medication error reports with a

Marjorie A Shaw Phillips

475

Status of the US inertial fusion program and the National Ignition Facility  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Research programs supported by the United States Office of Inertial Fusion and the NIF are summarized. The US inertial fusion program has developed an approach to high energy density physics and fusion ignition in the laboratory relying on the current physics basis of capsule drive by lasers and on the National Ignition Facility which is under construction. (AIP)

Crandall, David H.

1997-04-01

476

Developing a National Community College Program for Human Services/Drug Abuse Workers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project to design a model curriculum development guide for a broadly transferable Associate Degree program in Human Services for drug abuse workers was initiated at Miami-Dade Community College (Florida). The curriculum was intended for implementation through a national consortium of community colleges. Central to the program, which would…

Olson, Joseph L.; And Others

477

The National School Lunch Program: Background, Trends, and Issues. ERS Report Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is one of the largest food and nutrition assistance programs in the United States, feeding millions of children every day. School meal providers face the task of serving nutritious and appealing school lunches, including free and reduced-price lunches for low-income students, and doing so under budget…

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

2008-01-01

478

Teacher and Principal Survey Results in the National Preventive Dentistry Demonstration Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Preventive Dentistry Demonstration Program was conducted to assess the costs and benefits of combinations of school-based preventive dental care procedures. The program involved almost 30,000 elementary school children from 10 sites across the country. Classroom procedures, such as weekly fluoride mouthrinse, were administered or…

Klein, Stephen P.; And Others

479

The Cooperative Approach in Rural Development. A National Strategy and Program Design.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Building upon the body of knowledge re: rural cooperatives generated by the Office of Economic Opportunity and its research and demonstration programs, this paper proposes a design for a national program of Federal support for cooperatives serving the rural poor. Specifically, this paper presents: (1) the basic situation of the rural poor and the…

Kelly, Rita Mae

480

National Evaluation of Family Support Programs. Final Report Volume A: The Meta-Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume is part of the final report of the National Evaluation of Family Support Programs and details findings from a meta-analysis of extant research on programs providing family support services. Chapter A1 of this volume provides a rationale for using meta-analysis. Chapter A2 describes the steps of preparation for the meta-analysis.…

Layzer, Jean I.; Goodson, Barbara D.; Bernstein, Lawrence; Price, Cristofer

481

National Institutes of Health Child Care Subsidy Program Application Employee Name: _________________________________  

E-print Network

National Institutes of Health Child Care Subsidy Program Application Employee Name,______________________, understand the following NIH Child Care Subsidy policies: 1. The NIH Child Care Subsidy Program is operated to notify FEEA and their child care provider immediately. 6. Participants, who fail to notify FEEA

Baker, Chris I.

482

National School Health Services Program Evaluation, 1981-1982 [machine-readable data file].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National School Health Services Program Evaluation machine-readable data files (MRDF) are the result of a series of surveys conducted during the 1979-1980, 1980-1981, and 1981-1982 school years. The purpose of these surveys was to evaluate a demonstration health service program sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The principal…

Freeman, Howard; Meeker, Robert J.

483

The National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program: The First Five Years 1989-1994  

Microsoft Academic Search

NASA accepted the Congressional mandate to manage the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program (NSGC&FP) and announced the original competition for Space Grant awards in 1989. Currently, 52 independently governed Space Grant consortia administer programs in three areas of university and NASA concern: research, education, and public service. NASA funds have remained stable at $15 million since 1991, but

J. Dasch; E. Ward

1996-01-01

484

National program plan for electric vehicle battery research and development  

Microsoft Academic Search

EVs offer the prospect of reducing US petroleum fuel usage and air pollution in major metropolitan areas. In 1987, DOE-EHP commissioned a two-phase study at INEL to produce a national plan for R D on battery technology -- the limiting component in EVs. The battery assessment phase identified the most-promising'' technologies from a comprehensive list of viable EV batteries. This

G. L. Henriksen; D. L. Douglas; C. J. Warde; NC Greensboro

1989-01-01

485

Construction safety program for the National Ignition Facility  

SciTech Connect

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 operation of NIF at LLNL during the construction period of NIF.

Cerruti, S.J.

1997-06-26

486

Challenge Team Report: Brookhaven National Laboratory Environmental Restoration Program  

SciTech Connect

The overall conclusion is that the BNL ER program has accomplished much and is well positioned to move aggressively towards closure. Seven removal actions have been completed. A record of decision (ROD) has been reached on Operable Unit IV, and interim soil cleanup has been completed. The remaining three RODs are under negotiation now.

T. L. Page; M. S. Montgomery

1999-07-19

487

The National Program of Educational Laboratories. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents results of a critical analysis of 20 regional educational laboratories and nine university research and development centers established under ESEA Title IV. Observations, supported by specific examples, are made concerning the laboratories and centers and deal with their roles, programs definitions, impact on educational…

Chase, Francis S.

488

NCI at Frederick: Frederick National Lab Services Catalog - Program Listing  

Cancer.gov

Please select a program area to view services offered and current pricing. The listed prices are for NCI affiliated requestors and does not include a management support allocation. This charge will be assessed to non-NCI requestors and will be in addition to the listed price.

489

Automation and robotics for the National Space Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The emphasis on automation and robotics in the augmentation of the human centered systems as it concerns the space station is discussed. How automation and robotics can amplify the capabilities of humans is detailed. A detailed developmental program for the space station is outlined.

1985-01-01

490

National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA's Launch Services Program  

E-print Network

the mission of the Launch Ser- vices Program, which exists to provide leadership, expertise and cost-effective the opportunity for mission success. The principal objectives of the LSP are to provide safe, reliable, cost technology to get into space -- two or more rocket-powered stages, which fall away when their engine burns

491

Acid deposition/aquatics program at Brookhaven National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

Two research programs are briefly described. The first evaluates for the 27 states east of the Mississippi River the sensitivity of freshwaters to acidification. The other determines the effects of lake acidification on microbial colonization and decomposition of leaf litter in acid, moderately acid, and neutral lakes located in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. (ACR)

Gmur, N.F.

1982-01-01

492

Journal of Engineering Mathematics Optimal discharging in a branched estuary Optimal discharging in a branched estuary  

E-print Network

Journal of Engineering Mathematics Optimal discharging in a branched estuary Optimal discharging for the optimal discharge rate. If cross-sectional mixing within each branch of the estuary takes place more in a branched estuary R. SMITH Department of Mathematical Sciences, Loughborough University, LE11 3TU, U.K. e

493

Morphology, hydrography and sediment dynamics in a mangrove estuary: The Konkoure Estuary, Guinea  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Konkouré Estuary in the Republic of Guinea is a poorly understood atypical mangrove system. Sediment dynamics in tropical estuaries are controlled by a combination of processes including river discharge, morphology, salinity, erosion and deposition processes, the settling of mud, physico-chemical processes and mangrove swamps. Here we present a consistent set of data aimed at characterising the estuary and thus,

S. Capo; A. Sottolichio; I. Brenon; P. Castaing; L. Ferry

2006-01-01

494

Perspective on the National Aero-Space Plane Program instrumentation development  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A review of the requirement for, and development of, advanced measurement technology for the National Aerospace Plane program is presented. The objective is to discuss the technical need and the program commitment required to ensure that adequate and timely measurement capabilities are provided for ground and flight testing in the NASP program. The scope of the measurement problem is presented, the measurement process is described, how instrumentation technology development has been affected by NASP program evolution is examined, the national effort to define measurement requirements and assess the adequacy of current technology to support the NASP program is discussed, and the measurement requirements are summarized. The unique features of the NASP program that complicate the understanding of requirements and the development of viable solutions are illustrated.

Bogue, Rodney K.; Erbland, Peter

1993-01-01

495

Nutrient cycling and foodwebs in Dutch estuaries  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this review several aspects of the functioning of the Dutch estuaries (Ems-Dollard, Wadden Sea, Oosterschelde, Westerschelde,\\u000a Grevelingen and Veerse Meer) have been compared. A number of large European rivers (especially Rhine) have a prevailing influence\\u000a on the nutrient cycling of most Dutch estuaries. Owing to the increased loading of the estuaries with nitrogen and phosphorus\\u000a compounds, effects of eutrophication

P. H. Nienhuis

1993-01-01

496

The national evaluation of the food stamp employment and training program  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports the results of the national evaluation of the Food Stamp Employment and Training (E&T) Program, based on an experimental study involving over 13,000 program participants in 53 separate local food stamp agencies. The story told by these findings begins with the types of individuals who participated in the E&T Program in FY 1988. Nearly 70 percent did

Michael J. Puma; Nancy R. Burstein

1994-01-01

497

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF THE SURFACE WATER COMPONENT OF THE NATIONAL WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT (NAWQA) PROGRAM.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The US Geological Survey started, in a pilot phase, a program to provide nationally consistent information on the status and trends in the quality of the nation's fresh water. The program also intends to identify and describe the relationships between both the status and trends in water quality as they relate to natural factors, and the history of land-use, and land- and waste-management practices. The program is organized into hydrologically based study units and, for the study of surface water, involves a combination of fixed-station, synoptic and intensive study approaches. Network design considerations are discussed.

Hirsch, Robert M.

1986-01-01

498

Morphodynamic equilibrium of alluvial estuaries  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The evolution of the longitudinal bed profile of an estuary, with given plan-form configuration, subject to given tidal forcing at the mouth and prescribed values of water and sediment supply from the river is investigated numerically. Our main goal is to ascertain whether, starting from some initial condition, the bed evolution tends to reach a unique equilibrium configuration asymptotically in time. Also, we investigate the morphological response of an alluvial estuary to changes in the tidal range and hydrologic forcing (flow and sediment supply). Finally, the solution helps characterizing the transition between the fluvially dominated region and the tidally dominated region of the estuary. All these issues play an important role also in interpreting how the facies changes along the estuary, thus helping to make correct paleo-environmental and sequence-stratigraphic interpretations of sedimentary successions (Dalrymple and Choi, 2007). Results show that the model is able to describe a wide class of settings ranging from tidally dominated estuaries to fluvially dominated estuaries. In the latter case, the solution is found to compare satisfactory with the analytical asymptotic solution recently derived by Seminara et al. (2012), under the hypothesis of fairly 'small' tidal oscillations. Simulations indicate that the system always moves toward an equilibrium configuration in which the net sediment flux in a tidal cycle is constant throughout the estuary and equal to the constant sediment flux discharged from the river. For constant width, the bed equilibrium profile of the estuarine channel is characterized by two distinct regions: a steeper reach seaward, dominated by the tide, and a less steep upstream reach, dominated by the river and characterized by the undisturbed bed slope. Although the latter reach, at equilibrium, is not directly affected by the tidal wave, however starting from an initial uniform stream with the constant 'fluvial' slope, the final equilibrium state is reached through an erosional wave, which leads to bed degradation of the upstream 'fluvial reach'. For a given river discharge, the length of the tidal reach increases quite rapidly with tidal amplitude, up to some threshold value of the tidal amplitude above which the length of the estuary becomes comparable with the length of the tidal wave. When the channel plan-form is convergent, deposition of sediments of fluvial origin in the funnel-shaped region drastically changes the equilibrium configuration. The effect of an increasing channel convergence is thus to induce bed aggradation close to the inlet. Nevertheless, tidal forcing only slightly changes the non-tidal profile. The effect of increasing tidal oscillations again leads to an increase of the bed slope at the inlet and to a general bed degradation upstream. The effects of varying sediment supply, flow discharge and river width in the upstream reach have also been investigated and play an important role. Further geomorphological implications of these results will be discussed at the meeting. References Dalrymple, R. W., and K. Choi (2007), Morphologic and facies trends through the fluvialmarine transition in tide-dominated depositional systems: A schematic framework for environmental and sequence-stratigraphic interpretation, Earth-Science Reviews, 81(3-4), 135-174, doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2006.10.002. Seminara, G., M. Bolla Pittaluga, and N. Tambroni (2012), Morphodynamic equilibrium of tidal channels, Environmental Fluid Mechanics: Memorial Volume in Honour of Prof. Gerhard H. Jirka, 153-174

Tambroni, Nicoletta; Bolla Pittaluga, Michele; Canestrelli, Alberto; Lanzoni, Stefano; Seminara, Giovanni

2014-05-01

499

Status of the United States National HTGR program  

SciTech Connect

The HTGR continues to appear as an increasingly attractive option for application to US energy markets. To examine that potential, a program is being pursued to examine the various HTGR applications and to provide information to decision-makers in both the public and private sectors. To date, this effort has identified a substantial technical and economic potential for Steam Cycle/Cogeneration applications. Advanced HTGR systems are currently being evaluated to determine their appropriate role and timing. The encouraging results which have been obtained lead to heightened anticipation that a role for the HTGR will be found in the US energy market and that an initiative culminating in a lead project will be evolved in the forseeable future. The US Program can continue to benefit from international cooperative activities to develop the needed technologies. Expansion of these cooperative activities will be actively pursued.

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1981-01-01

500

High energy battery program at Argonne National Laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electrically rechargeable lithium\\/sulfur batteries are being developed for use as energy-storage devices for electric utility networks and as power sources for electric automobiles. The objectives of the program, to be completed by 1980, are to install a 1-MW battery in a demonstration facility at an electric utility substation and to install in a test vehicle, a car battery that was

P. A. Nelson; D. S. Webster

1974-01-01