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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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Estuary program primer. National Estuary Program. Draft report  

SciTech Connect

The manual provides an overview of the National Estuary Program and its functions and management structure. The manual also describes the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan, a framework that can be used to help in prevention and control of pollution, land over-use, and man-environment conflicts.

Not Available

1987-10-01

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National estuary program guidance: Technical characterization in the National Estuary Program  

SciTech Connect

Estuaries are waterways, such as bays and sounds, where fresh water drained from the surrounding watershed mixes with salt water from the ocean. Section 320 of the Clean Water Act established the National Estuary Program (NEP) to identify nationally significant estuaries threatened by pollution, development, or overuse and to promote the preparation of comprehensive management plans to ensure their ecological integrity. The program's goals are protection and improvement of water quality and enhancement of living resources. To reach these goals, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) convenes management conferences for each estuary in the NEP to provide a forum for consensus building and problem solving among interested agencies and user groups.

Not Available

1994-06-01

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National Estuary Program after four years: A report to congress  

SciTech Connect

The National Estuary Program After Four Years: A Report to Congress is a status report on the National Estuary Program (NEP) and the seventeen Management Conferences that are part of the NEP. The Report is divided into: Part I Meeting a Need: The National Estuary Program; Part II Understanding Estuaries: The Key to Better Management; Part III Managing Estuaries: The Best Methods; Part IV Assessing the NEP: What Has Been Learned; Part V Looking to the Future: Trends and Needs; and Part VI Moving Ahead: The NEP Projects.

Not Available

1992-04-01

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MOBILE BAY NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW 2002  

EPA Science Inventory

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

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SARASOTA BAY NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM, A FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION  

EPA Science Inventory

Sarasota Bay: Framework for Action was produced by the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program to characterize the condition of Sarasota Bay and present preliminary options for Bay improvement. The publication is a precursor to the CCMP. Past destruction of sea grasses and mangrove...

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Building Consensual Institutions: Networks and the National Estuary Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Currently, many approaches to solving policy problems seek to create community-based, less coercive solutions that are creating the conditions for the birth of new regional governmental institutions. We argue that networks form the core of these emergent structures and that federal programs can play a positive role in developing local networks. Our empirical work compares networks in estuaries included in

Mark Schneider; John Scholz; Mark Lubell; Denisa Mindruta; Matthew Edwardsen

2003-01-01

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Progress in the National Estuary Program: Report to Congress. Rept. for 1987-89  

SciTech Connect

The problems facing the nation's estuaries do not fit into existing conventional pollution control programs based solely on regulations and enforcement. Neither do they fit neatly into the traditional, restricted definition of 'water pollution'. Rather, they involve complex issues of habitat protection, multimedia and nonpoint source pollution, land-use planning, and resource management. Congress established the National Estuary Program (NEP) precisely to address these issues. Under the Clean Water Act, the program is to show how estuaries (and other ecosystems) can be protected and their living resources enhanced through comprehensive, action-oriented management that: identifies the probable causes of major environmental problems in estuaries of national significance; promotes and sustains long-term state and local commitment to solving the problems; generates meaningful public involvement and participation; focuses existing regulatory, institutional, and financial resources to act on identified problems; and encourages innovative management approaches.

Not Available

1990-02-01

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National estuary program guidance. Comprehensive conservation and management plans: Content and approval requirements  

SciTech Connect

Estuaries and other coastal and marine waters are national resources increasingly threatened by pollution, habitat loss, coastal development, and resource conflicts. Congress established the National Estuary Program (NEP) under the Water Quality Act of 1987 to pioneer a broad and innovative approach to respond to these threats. The NEP, managed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), identifies nationally significant estuaries and supports the development of comprehensive management plans to ensure their ecological integrity. Ultimately, these activities result in a comprehensive conservation and management plan (CCMP) for the estuary. The first section describes the requirements for approvable CCMPs. This guidance does not mandate the format in which the CCMP contents are presented.

Not Available

1992-10-01

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National Estuaries Day  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Get the most out of National Estuaries Day (October 5, 2002) by visiting this Web site from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Follow a link to Estuary Live!, which offers online interactive fieldtrips through a number of estuaries around the nation. Guided tours of eight estuaries will be webcast live October 3 and 4, supplemented by videos from a number of other estuaries. Internet participants "will have an opportunity to see the fascinating creatures that make estuaries their home and experience the diversity of estuarine ecosystems." Viewers may submit questions during the webcasts or videos, which will be answered by tour guides and educators from the featured estuaries. Click on About Estuaries for an introduction to estuarine ecosystems and for links to a number of Web sites that "provide general information, curriculums and helpful references on estuaries."

2002-01-01

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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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Inventory and analysis of bay management structure for the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program study area  

SciTech Connect

This report characterizes the existing resource management framework for the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program (CCBNEP) study area. Historical and current regulatory and non-regulatory approaches to resource management were examined, and an identification made of the significant gaps or overlaps in organizational roles and authorities. Efforts were taken to coordinate the Base Program Analysis with that for the Galveston Bay NEP, the Texas Coastal Management Program, and other similar projects, to both build upon and ensure that efforts are not duplicated.

Richard, B.; Bacon, E.; Dietz, R.; DeMoors, K.; Needham, K.

1996-02-01

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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

Estuary region, from Marcellus shale drilling in the Schuylkill River watershed and Delaware River Basin "Fracking" Delayed to Ensure Clean Water 7 Electricity Lines: Coming to a Watershed Near You 9 Wind Power

Firestone, Jeremy

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Pollution history of the Savannah Estuary. National status and trends program for marine environmental quality  

SciTech Connect

Dated cores collected from different sites in the Savannah Estuary were analyzed for 16 metals, 22 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), 20 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) congeners, 16 pesticides and 3 butylins. Time stratigraphy of the cores were determined by measurements of Pb-210 and Cs-137 activities down the cores. Those chemicals which showed significant temporal changes down dated cores in the Savannah Estuary included mercury, lead, chromium, PAHs, DDT isomers and metabolites, PCBs and dieldrin. The present study used cores from the Savannah Estuary, where the population is relatively low (approximately 150,000) and industrial growth has occurred over the past 30 years. Thus, the concentrations of most anthropogenic chemical found in the cores of the Savannah Estuary were comparatively low. An interesting aspect of the study, which has been noted by many pollution history studies, was the decrease in the concentration of anthropogenic chemicals during the past two decades suggesting that many pollution control laws have been effective, even while industrial and population growth continues in an area. In summation, the authors` studies present evidence of relatively large inputs of anthropogenic chemicals, including mercury, chromium, lead, polycycloic aromatic hydrocarbons, dieldrin, DDT isomers, and polychlorinated biphenyls, during the 1950s and 1960 into the Savannah Estuary followed by a gradual decrease of these chemicals during the past 20 to 30 years.

Alexander, C.; Ertel, J.; Lee, R.; Loganathan, B.; Martin, J.

1997-09-01

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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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40 CFR 35.9070 - National program assistance agreements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE Financial Assistance for the National Estuary Program § 35.9070 National program assistance agreements...award of NEP funds for work that has broad applicability to estuaries of national significance. These awards shall be deemed to...

2011-07-01

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40 CFR 35.9070 - National program assistance agreements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE Financial Assistance for the National Estuary Program § 35.9070 National program assistance agreements...award of NEP funds for work that has broad applicability to estuaries of national significance. These awards shall be deemed to...

2010-07-01

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40 CFR 35.9070 - National program assistance agreements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE Financial Assistance for the National Estuary Program § 35.9070 National program assistance agreements...award of NEP funds for work that has broad applicability to estuaries of national significance. These awards shall be deemed to...

2013-07-01

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40 CFR 35.9070 - National program assistance agreements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE Financial Assistance for the National Estuary Program § 35.9070 National program assistance agreements...award of NEP funds for work that has broad applicability to estuaries of national significance. These awards shall be deemed to...

2012-07-01

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40 CFR 35.9070 - National program assistance agreements.  

...AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE Financial Assistance for the National Estuary Program § 35.9070 National program assistance agreements...award of NEP funds for work that has broad applicability to estuaries of national significance. These awards shall be deemed to...

2014-07-01

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TAMPA BAY ESTUARY PROGRAM, 2004 IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW  

EPA Science Inventory

The Tampa Bay Estuary Program and its partners have made measurable progress toward implementation of the adopted CCMP goals. Progress has occurred in the following areas: bay habitats, with an increase in seagrass, estuarine habitat restoration and preservation; water and sedime...

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DELAWARE ESTUARY PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION STREAMLINE REVIEW, 2002  

EPA Science Inventory

The primary purpose of the Delaware Estuary Program implementation review (formerly known as the biennial review) has been to assist EPA in. making funding decisions for those NEPs that are in the post-CCMP, or implementation, phase, and to evaluate implementation progress. The i...

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78 FR 9887 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Estuaries Restoration Inventory  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Collection; Comment Request; National Estuaries Restoration Inventory AGENCY: National...information collection. Collection of estuary habitat restoration project information...restoration project database mandated by the Estuary Restoration Act of 2000. The...

2013-02-12

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Exploring Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Exploring Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-07-08

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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 Weisberg SFEI Contribution 303 July 2004 San Francisco Estuary Institute #12;1 Report of the 2003 Program

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San Francisco Estuary Regional Monitoring Program for Trace Substances Conceptual Framework and Rationale  

E-print Network

San Francisco Estuary Regional Monitoring Program for Trace Substances Conceptual Framework Anderson SFEI Contribution 317 November 2004 San Francisco Estuary Institute #12;Page 1 San Francisco Estuary Regional Monitoring Program for Trace Substances Conceptual Framework and Rationale

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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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National Estuary Program Habitat Loss  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site includes interactive maps depicting coastal areas and wetland loss, land use, population and aquatic species at risk. With data available by year, it's possible to see the growth of wetland protection efforts and environmental success.

US Environmental Protection Agency

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Design of a basinwide monitoring program for the Tampa Bay estuary. Final technical pub  

SciTech Connect

The Tampa Bay National Estuary Program (TBNEP) is developing a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) to recommend management actions for protecting the Tampa Bay estuary. The purpose of the document is to facilitate development of the monitoring program by assisting the TBNEP to define the objectives of a monitoring program for Tampa Bay identifying indicators and a sampling design that are appropriate to those objectives, and identifying how existing Tampa Bay monitoring programs can be incorporated and modified (if necessary) to meet the monitoring objectives.

Hochberg, R.J.; Weisberg, S.B.; Frithsen, J.B.

1992-10-30

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Information on Estuaries: National Estuarine Research Reserve System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by Congress in 1972, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) is dedicated to fostering a system of estuary reserves that represents the wide range of coastal and estuarine habitats found in the United States and its territories. Currently 425,000 acres in 18 states and Puerto Rico are protected by NERRS. Following the brief introduction to estuaries on the homepage is a link to a clickable map of NERRS Sites in the United States. Each NERRS site maintains a homepage with information on the reserves such as the site description, current research, and educational and resource management projects.

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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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Oregon Sea Grant Marine Education Program at Hatfield Marine Science Center Estuary Investigations  

E-print Network

Oregon Sea Grant Marine Education Program at Hatfield Marine Science Center Estuary Investigations The Estuary Investigations program at Hatfield Marine Science Center is designed to be a 50- minute inquiry-based program that examines the different habitats within an estuary and the organisms found there. Students

Wright, Dawn Jeannine

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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  

E-print Network

35 Years After the Clean Water Act A report published by the San Francisco Estuary Institute 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

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San Francisco Estuary Institute Contribution No. 661 MONITORING RESULTSA Report of the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary  

E-print Network

San Francisco Estuary Institute Contribution No. 661 RMP ANNUAL MONITORING RESULTSA Report of the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary #12;THIS REPORT SHOULD BE CITED in the San Francisco Estuary (RMP). Contribution #661. San Francisco Estuary Institute, Richmond, CA. #12;RMP

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TILLAMOOK BAY NATIONAL ESTUARY PROJECT: "RESTORING THE BALANCE", COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR TILLAMOOK BAY, OREGON  

EPA Science Inventory

In April 1992, Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts nominated Tillamook Bay to the National Estuary Program (NEP). In her nomination, the Governor characterized Tillamook Bay as representative of the bays along the Pacific Northwest coast because it provided a vital resource to the lo...

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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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The Pulse of the Estuary is the Annual Report of the Regional Moni-toring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary (RMP).  

E-print Network

The Pulse of the Estuary is the Annual Report of the Regional Moni- toring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary (RMP). The RMP is an innovative program providing the scientific efforts made each year to manage and monitor water quality in the Estuary. A notable improvement this year

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2008-02-20

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2013-11-10

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Estuary Live!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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BARATARIA-TERREBONNE NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

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

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National Vaccine Program Office  

MedlinePLUS

... on matters related to program responsibilities. NVAC Global Immunization Supplement-Now Available Online Enhancing the work of the HHS National Vaccine Program in Global Immunizations Global immunization programs have considerable impact on reducing ...

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Estuary Habitat Restoration INTRODUCTION  

E-print Network

1 Estuary Habitat Restoration STRATEGY 2012 INTRODUCTION The Estuary Restoration Act of 2000 (ERA agencies to maximize benefits derived from estuary habitat restoration projects and address the pressures facing our nation's estuaries. The ERA established an inter-agency Estuary Habitat Restoration Council

US Army Corps of Engineers

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A Climate Ready Estuaries Vulnerability Assessment  

EPA Science Inventory

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

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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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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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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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Oak Ridge National Laboratory National Security Programs  

E-print Network

Oak Ridge National Laboratory National Security Programs Dr. Michael A. Kuliasha, Chief Scientist National Security Technologies Oak Ridge National Laboratory #12;2 OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S Security Challenges #12;3 OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY How Will Our Enemies

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National Digital Orthophoto Program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A critical component of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) is Framework. Framework provides a base on which to collect, register, and integrate geospatial information accurately and consistently. The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) proposed that Framework include geodetic control, orthoimagery, elevation, transportation, hydrography, governmental units, and cadastral data. The Mapping Science Committee of the National Research Council recommends that geodetic control, orthoimagery, and elevation data become the critical foundation of the NSDI. The National Digital Orthophoto Program (NDOP) is a working model on how Federal, State, and local government, as well as private industry, can participate to develop the orthoimagery Framework for the Nation.

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; Farm Service Agency; National States Geographic Information Council; U.S. Forest Service; U.S. Geological Survey

1996-01-01

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

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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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Graphical Programming National Instruments  

E-print Network

LabVIEW Graphical Programming LabVIEW LabVIEW National Instruments Phone: (512) 794-0100 · Fax: (512) 683-8411 · info@natinst.com · www.natinst.com 61 Better Productivity LabVIEW is a highly analysis, and data presentation. Integrated Hardware LabVIEW has built-in compatibility with hardware

Wedeward, Kevin

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San Francisco Estuary Institute Regional Watershed Program Concentrations and Loads of Mercury,  

E-print Network

San Francisco Estuary Institute Regional Watershed Program Concentrations and Loads of Mercury #12;McKee, Leatherbarrow, and Oram, 2005 i CONCENTRATIONS AND LOADS OF MERCURY, PCBs, AND OC. Concentrations and loads of mercury, PCBs, and OC pesticides in the lower Guadalupe River, San Jose, California

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PSE and G`s Estuary Enhancement Program restoration of the Dennis Township Salt Hay Farm  

SciTech Connect

In July 1994, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued a final New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for Public Service Electric and Gas Company`s (PSE and G) Generating System. This permit included several special conditions that addressed concerns about loss of aquatic organisms resulting from the Station`s once-through cooling system and the potential impacts to the sustained health of the Delaware Estuary ecosystem. One special condition was to restore, enhance, and preserve a minimum of 8,000 acres of degraded wetlands along the Delaware Estuary. PSE and G`s Estuary Enhancement Program is the largest salt marsh restoration project in the US. This project will significantly increase the number of acres of health, salt marsh along the Delaware River, will greatly increase the available habitat for fish production, and will increase the green space available to the public for varied recreational and educational uses.

Predpall, D. [Woodward-Clyde, Wayne, NJ (United States); Miller, L. [Public Service Electric and Gas, Newark, NJ (United States). Estuary Enhancement Program

1997-08-01

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Canadian National Geomagnetism Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

2014-01-01

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Land Use Change and Impacts on the San Francisco Estuary: A Regional Assessment with National Policy Implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

The nation's estuaries are at risk of further deterioration from land use change and intensification. These risks include direct impacts on wetland habitats and stream environments and indirect impacts from nonpoint source pollutant loading. This article reports on the methods, findings, and policy implications of a major study \\

Scott McCreary; Robert Twiss; Bonita Warren; Carolyn White; Susan Huse; Kenneth Gardels; Dominic Roques

1992-01-01

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MEETING SUMMARY OF THE ESTUARY HABITAT RESTORATION COUNCIL  

E-print Network

1 MEETING SUMMARY OF THE ESTUARY HABITAT RESTORATION COUNCIL NOAA Headquarters 1315 East group presented status updates on current workgroup priorities, including the Estuary Restoration Act, Estuary Restoration Habitat Strategy and Action Plan, and the National Ocean Policy. The Estuary

US Army Corps of Engineers

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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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National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program  

E-print Network

procedure lists all the items Handbook 150 requires be covered in a management review. The records do and Management Reviews #12;National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program Pre-assessment... · A laboratory;National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program Pre-assessment... · A laboratory's management review

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Estuary Restoration Act of 2000 Title I of Estuaries and Clean Waters Act of 2000  

E-print Network

Estuary Restoration Act of 2000 Title I of Estuaries and Clean Waters Act of 2000 Public Law 106 of the Estuary Restoration Act, Title I of P.L. 106-457 (Act). The contents reflect the views of the Estuary). Background: The purposes of the Act are to promote the restoration of estuary habitat; develop a national

US Army Corps of Engineers

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NATIONAL STATUS AND TRENDS PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

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

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National Toxicology Program  

MedlinePLUS

... 00-2:30 p.m. Register to attend Toxicology in the 21st Century (Tox21) The Tox21 Program ... is to develop and apply tools of modern toxicology and molecular biology to identify substances in the ...

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2011-12-01

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Danish National Photovoltaic Program  

SciTech Connect

The paper describes the Danish PV-program and gives a more detailed description of four projects featuring innovative PV concepts: The Braedstrup demonstration of the first Danish produced crystalline cells, the Villa vision project of the house of the future (circular house with controlled solar radiation gain and low environmental impact systems), the Toftlund Brundtland Center (including a daylighting facility with PV-cells built into facade window elements, plus roofmounted PV-panels with graded inclination modules), and the Kolding balcony replacement project (including PV panels in damaged concrete restoration projects).

Katic, I. [Danish Technological Inst., Taastrup (Denmark); Soerensen, B. [Roskilde Univ. (Denmark); Windeleff, J. [Danish Energy Agency, Copenhagen (Denmark)

1994-12-31

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National Resources Canada: National Earthquake Hazards Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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Padilla Bay: The Estuary Guide. Level 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Estuaries are marine systems that serve as nurseries for animals, links in the migratory pathways, and habitat for a complex community of organisms. This curriculum guide intended for use at the middle school level is designed for use with the on-site program developed by the Padilla Bay National Esturine Research Reserve (Washington). The guide…

Friesem, Judy; Lynn, Valerie, Ed.

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National Survey of ACE Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1987-88, a national survey was conducted to determine the adult/continuing education (ACE) policies and practices of large, urban community colleges. Questionnaires were mailed to ACE deans at 74 colleges, requesting information about program characteristics, funding sources, personnel, curriculum review, and marketing and publicity. Study…

Constantino, Ernesto A.

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75 FR 17382 - Small Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Russian River Estuary Water...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Russian River Estuary Water Level Management Activities, California AGENCY: National...River Estuary (Estuary) water level management and monitoring activities at the mouth...incidental to estuary water level management events and monitoring activities....

2010-04-06

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Monitoring the Condition of the Estuaries of the United States: The National Coastal Assessment Experience  

EPA Science Inventory

Coastal waters in the United States include estuaries, bays, sounds, coastal wetlands, coral reefs, intertidal zones, mangrove and kelp forests, seagrass meadows, and coastal ocean and upwelling areas (i.e. deep water rising to surface). These coastal areas encompass a wide diver...

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National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP)  

E-print Network

National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP) Connections with Environmental Health Performance Standards NPHPSP Three Assessment Instruments ­State public health system ­Local public health-07 National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP) Connections with Environmental Health

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National Kidney Disease Education Program.  

PubMed

The predicted increase in the number of people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) places an enormous burden on healthcare providers and the Medicare system. Recognizing this problem led the Council of American Kidney Societies to conceive, develop, and implement the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP). It was decided to aim the program at both patients and primary care providers in an attempt to halt the relentless increase in the numbers of patients with ESRD. The development of straightforward targets for therapy and screening are a goal of the NKDEP. The strategic plan of the program calls for all those at high risk of developing ESRD to seek testing. Working groups are currently addressing the components of the plan and are actively developing messages and guidance for target audiences. The NKDEP aims to reduce the incidence of ESRD. Even though the results may not come quickly, it is hoped that ESRD mortality can be reduced over the coming years. PMID:12152915

Hostetter, Thomas H; Lising, Mimi

2002-08-01

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National High Blood Pressure Education Program Prevention,  

E-print Network

National High Blood Pressure Education Program Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Complete Report U . S . D E Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute National High Blood Pressure Education Program

Bandettini, Peter A.

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Monitoring and Managing Contamination in the San Francisco Estuary 199399  

E-print Network

Estuary Monitoring and Managing Contamination in the San Francisco Estuary 1993­99 pulse of the #12 in the Estuary and watch for new problems, as well as efforts by environmental managers to reduce existing of the San Francisco Estuary Regional Monitoring Program (RMP), administered by the San Francisco Estuary

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National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2012-05-31

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EXHIBIT OF EMPACT ESTUARY MONITORING HANDBOOKS  

EPA Science Inventory

Related EMPACT documents were displayed at the National Estuary Day Celebration held in Washington, DC, September 30-Octuber 4, 2002. The estuary monitoring technology transfer handbooks displayed were prepared based on information and monitoring technologies developed from selec...

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40 CFR 35.9030 - Work program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...PROTECTION AGENCY GRANTS AND OTHER FEDERAL ASSISTANCE STATE AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE Financial Assistance for the National Estuary Program § 35.9030 Work program. The work program is part of the application for financial assistance and becomes...

2012-07-01

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40 CFR 35.9030 - Work program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...PROTECTION AGENCY GRANTS AND OTHER FEDERAL ASSISTANCE STATE AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE Financial Assistance for the National Estuary Program § 35.9030 Work program. The work program is part of the application for financial assistance and becomes...

2013-07-01

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40 CFR 35.9030 - Work program.  

...PROTECTION AGENCY GRANTS AND OTHER FEDERAL ASSISTANCE STATE AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE Financial Assistance for the National Estuary Program § 35.9030 Work program. The work program is part of the application for financial assistance and becomes...

2014-07-01

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40 CFR 35.9030 - Work program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...PROTECTION AGENCY GRANTS AND OTHER FEDERAL ASSISTANCE STATE AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE Financial Assistance for the National Estuary Program § 35.9030 Work program. The work program is part of the application for financial assistance and becomes...

2010-07-01

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40 CFR 35.9030 - Work program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...PROTECTION AGENCY GRANTS AND OTHER FEDERAL ASSISTANCE STATE AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE Financial Assistance for the National Estuary Program § 35.9030 Work program. The work program is part of the application for financial assistance and becomes...

2011-07-01

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PECONIC ESTUARY EELGRASS HABITAT CRITERIA STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

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

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Volunteer Estuary Monitoring  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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RMP Annual Monitoring Results San Francisco Estuary Institute and the  

E-print Network

RMP Annual Monitoring Results San Francisco Estuary Institute and the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary · #12;#12;RMP Annual Monitoring Results San Francisco Estuary Institute and the Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary · December 2006

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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.

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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...

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

EPA Science Inventory

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

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Introduction: National geodetic satellite program, part 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Henriksen, S. W.

1977-01-01

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NOAA Fisheries Service National Cooperative Research Program  

E-print Network

NOAA Fisheries Service National Cooperative Research Program FY 2006 Funded Projects 1 #12;Table of Contents Program Objective 4 Funding History 4 OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 5 5 6 12 12 13 13 Project Project Title: Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Lobster Tagging Program ALASKA FISHERIES SCIENCE CENTER

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National Nuclear Forensics Expertise Development Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the course of the 2009 Federal Fiscal Year the United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in partnership with the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Energy (DOE), is continuing existing programs and introducing new programs designed to maintain a highly qualified, enduring workforce capable of performing the technical nuclear forensics mission. These student and university programs are designed to recruit the best and brightest students, develop university faculty and research capabilities, and engage the national laboratories in fields of study with application in nuclear forensics. This comprehensive effort constitutes the National Nuclear Forensics Expertise Development Program.

Kentis, Samantha E.; Ulicny, William D.

2009-08-01

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THE NATIONAL RURAL CLEAN WATER PROGRAM SYMPOSIUM  

EPA Science Inventory

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

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Metamaterials program at Sandia National Laboratories.  

SciTech Connect

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

McCormick, Frederick Bossert

2010-10-01

99

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.

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NOAA Fisheries Service National Cooperative Research Program  

E-print Network

of Contents Program Objective 4 Funding History 4 OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 5 Project Title: National of Science and Technology Project Title: National Cooperative Research Coordination and Outreach Overview Islands Cooperative Acoustic Survey Study (AICASS) 8 Project Title: Fishing Technology and Conservation

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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.

102

A Marine Fisheries Program for the Nation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This government publication describing the national plan for marine fisheries is divided into two parts. The first part contains a statement by the Secretary of Commerce, Elliot L. Richardson; the goals for the national marine fisheries plan; a description of the six parts of the plan; and a cost estimate for the program. The goals for the plan…

Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.

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National Family Caregiver Support Program  

MedlinePLUS

... 10th Anniversary Celebration Resources and Useful Links The Purpose of the Program and How it Works The ... population characteristics from the Census Bureau for comparison purposes. The system allows users to produce customized tables ...

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USEPA'S APPROACH FOR ESTABLISHING NATIONAL NUTRIENT CRITERIA FOR ESTUARIES AND COASTAL WATER  

EPA Science Inventory

The USEP A is developing procedures for establishing nutrient criteria to aid states and tribes in setting nutrient standards for the nation's water bodies and coastal waters. Criteria are being developed separately by water body type (e.g. lakes and reservoirs, rivers and stream...

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DELAWARE ESTUARY PCB MODEL  

EPA Science Inventory

The Delaware River Basin Commission recently completed the first phase of a program to develop and implement Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for toxic pollutants for the Delaware Estuary. This complex body of water extends from the head of tide at Trenton, NJ (River Mile 133.2...

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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

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

EPA Science Inventory

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

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A national water-use information program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

1982-01-01

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The 2000 National Doctoral Program Survey  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Brown, Malaina L.

2001-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2014-05-01

111

The Columbia River Estuary the Columbia River Basin  

E-print Network

The Columbia River Estuary and the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Independent Riddell November 28, 2000 ISAB 2000-5 #12;ISAB 2000-5 Estuary Report i EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Northwest the impact of changes in the estuary relative to specific program or management actions taken in the upper

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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

113

Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program  

E-print Network

F Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program Fiscal Year 2014 Announcement Announcement No. G14AS00014 under Section 104(g) of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as Amended. Geological Survey Water Resources OMB Number 1028-0097 Expiration Date 10/31/2016 PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT

Mukhtar, Saqib

114

Change in Urban Land Use and Associated Attributes in the Upper San Francisco Estuary, 1990-2006  

E-print Network

upper San Francisco Estuary. Ecological Applications 20(5):estuaries, and river basins where knowledge of the relationships between land use and ecologi-Estuary, California, USA” Working Group supported by the National Center for Ecological

Stoms, David M.

2010-01-01

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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

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76 FR 28027 - State Program Requirements; Application for Program Revision to the National Pollutant Discharge...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Program Revision to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program...approved Alaska's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program...program, called the Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES),...

2011-05-13

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76 FR 52658 - State Program Requirements; Approval of Application for Program Revision to the National...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Program Revision to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program...revise Alaska's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program...program, called the Alaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (APDES),...

2011-08-23

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Estuary Restoration Act Estuary Habitat Restoration Council  

E-print Network

Estuary Restoration Act Estuary Habitat Restoration Council Ranked Proposal Recommendations June 12 estuary restoration efforts and to contribute to the Puget Sound Partnership's Action Agenda recovery goal Restoration for Ecosystem Services and Fish Habitat in Great Bay Estuary, NH The project will restore 10 acres

US Army Corps of Engineers

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Estuary Restoration Act Estuary Habitat Restoration Council  

E-print Network

Estuary Restoration Act Estuary Habitat Restoration Council Ranked Proposal Recommendation May 13 planting of a native sea urchin. Recommend NOAA fund 8. Salt Creek Estuary, Will remove portions of two it to its historic size of 77 acres. Recommend USACE fund. #12;9. Skokmish Estuary Will re

US Army Corps of Engineers

120

Monitoring program to assess environmental changes in Tampa Bay, Florida. Final technical report  

SciTech Connect

The primary mission of the Tampa Bay National Estuary Program (TBNEP) is to prepare and implement a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) for the Tampa Bay estuary and its surrounding watershed. The objective of this project was to develop statistically robust and scientifically defensible designs for a variety of natural resource monitoring programs to be implemented in Tamap Bay.

Squires, A.; Janicki, A.; Heimbuch, D.; Wade, D.; Wilson, H.

1994-02-01

121

Idaho National Laboratory Small Business Program Vision & Opportunity  

E-print Network

Idaho National Laboratory Small Business Program ­ Vision & Opportunity Dana Storms, INL Small · Idaho National Laboratory ­ Overview and Vision ­ Primary Programs · INL Small Business Program ­ Vision Responsibilities INL Small Business Program #12;Idaho National Laboratory · One of only 10 DOE multiprogram labs

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Applying national survey results for strategic planning and program improvement: the National Diabetes Education Program.  

PubMed

Since the 1970s, the federal government has spearheaded major national education programs to reduce the burden of chronic diseases in the United States. These prevention and disease management programs communicate critical information to the public, those affected by the disease, and health care providers. The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), the leading federal program on diabetes sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), uses primary and secondary quantitative data and qualitative audience research to guide program planning and evaluation. Since 2006, the NDEP has filled the gaps in existing quantitative data sources by conducting its own population-based survey, the NDEP National Diabetes Survey (NNDS). The NNDS is conducted every 2–3 years and tracks changes in knowledge, attitudes and practice indicators in key target audiences. This article describes how the NDEP has used the NNDS as a key component of its evaluation framework and how it applies the survey results for strategic planning and program improvement. The NDEP's use of the NNDS illustrates how a program evaluation framework that includes periodic population-based surveys can serve as an evaluation model for similar national health education programs. PMID:25463016

Griffey, Susan; Piccinino, Linda; Gallivan, Joanne; Lotenberg, Lynne Doner; Tuncer, Diane

2015-02-01

123

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

124

MEETING SUMMARY OF THE ESTUARY HABITAT RESTORATION COUNCIL  

E-print Network

1 MEETING SUMMARY OF THE ESTUARY HABITAT RESTORATION COUNCIL NOAA Headquarters 1315 East National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Mary Beth Charles Restore America's Estuaries ­ Diane Hoskins I (HTRW) and other issues. A member of the public (Diane Hoskins, Restore America's Estuaries) commented

US Army Corps of Engineers

125

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

126

Canadian EdGEO National Workshop Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

127

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Paleoclimatology Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

128

The National Toxicology Program includes the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the NIH, the National Center or Toxicological  

E-print Network

1 The National Toxicology Program includes the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the NIH, the National Center or Toxicological Research of the FDA, and the National Institute, the National Toxicology Program1 , the Organization for Economic Cooperation andDevelopment, the British

Bandettini, Peter A.

129

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

130

78 FR 47274 - National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates Correction In notice document...

2013-08-05

131

Pipedreams Live! The Nationally Syndicated Radio Program About the  

E-print Network

Pipedreams Live! The Nationally Syndicated Radio Program About the Organ Comes to Bales April 9, the nationally syndicated radio program about the organ, to the Bales Organ Recital Hall at KU. His special nationally distributed weekly radio program exploring the art of the pipe organ. #12;

132

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...

133

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

134

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...

135

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

136

National Strong-Motion Program Data Sets  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

137

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...

138

National Space Transportation Systems Program mission report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1984-01-01

139

National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Education Programs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2012-07-20

140

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

141

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.

142

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.

143

National Program Plan Fuel Cells in Transportation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

1993-02-01

144

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

145

Sandia National Laboratories, California Chemical Management Program annual report  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Brynildson; Mark E

2012-01-01

146

Sandia National Laboratories, California Hazardous Materials Management Program annual report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The annual program report provides detailed information about all aspects of the Sandia National Laboratories, California (SNL\\/CA) 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,

Brynildson; Mark E

2011-01-01

147

Sandia National Laboratories, California Waste Management Program annual report  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Brynildson; Mark E

2010-01-01

148

Sandia National Laboratories photovoltaic balance of systems program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Sandia National Laboratories photovoltaic balance of system (BOS) program is sponsored by the Department of Energy to increase the reliability and lower the cost of BOS components. Efforts for FY1998 are discussed. Principal efforts include a quality program for inverter manufacturers, a grid-tied anti-islanding program, development of a hybrid inverter, hardware benchmarking program, and a battery evaluation program.

Bonn, Russell H.; Ginn, Jerry; Hund, Tom; Gonzalez, Sigfredo; Ralph, Mark; Strommen, Roger

1999-03-01

149

National Satellite Technology Program Dr. Turki Al-Saud  

E-print Network

Program Nano Satellites Program Remote Sensing Satellites Program Going big in size, weight and ambition (The GEO Program) #12;National Satellite Technology Program Space Research Institute (SRI, Panchromatic), 3-axis control. launched in 2007 giving nice images on a daily basis. Complete Ground station

Stanford University

150

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

151

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

152

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

153

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

154

Results of a Monitoring Program at a Sediment Trap in the Elbe Estuary near Wedel  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In June 2008 a sediment trap was built in the Tidal Elbe River near Wedel. The trap is about 2 km long, 2 m deep in average and spans the whole roughly 300 meter width of the navigation channel. The geometry of the trap is aligned to the zones with maximum sedimentation in the past. Therefore it has a triangular geometry on the western side. The dimensions of the sediment traps were restricted due to more or less legal circumstances. A longer and deeper sediment trap requires a planning approval as the used dimensions were evaluated as supporting maintenance works. Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) and the Waterway and Shipping Administration of the Federal Government (WSV) want jointly further improve the management of sediments and dredging activities by means of this measure. Until end of 2010 a total amount of about 4 Mio. m3 of fine sediments has been removed from the basin in 4 maintenance campaigns and was relocated about 50 km downstream to the relocation area at Elbe-km 690. The main function of the sediment trap is to reduce the residual transport of marine sediments from the North Sea in direction of Hamburg by trapping minor polluted sediments before they reach the port area. In this area these sediments mix-up with higher polluted sediments. The three specific objectives of the sediment trap are: to reduce the dredging amounts in the area of the Hamburg port; to be able to relocate minor polluted sediments further downstream to areas where the ebb-tidal current dominates the flow regime; to economically optimize maintenance dredging activities within the sediment trap. Beside these qualitative advantages the sediment trap has additional advantages in regard to maintenance works of the fairway due to a higher flexibility. Since sediments are collected in one defined place they can be dredged more efficiently through the use of optimized equipment, e.g. larger hopper dredgers can be used resulting in a cost-benefit. Another optimisation possibility can be found in the higher densities that can be dredged through a longer period of consolidation, resulting in higher hopper densities. In contrast to these advantages, a cost increase through preparation of the sediment trap in the first place needs to be considered. In order to report stakeholders, HPA runs a monitoring programme on how this sediment trap affects hydrology, morphology and ecological issues. Besides that, HPA carries out further monitoring activities tailored to system analysis and to study morphological processes in detail. The Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) analyses the data and carries out further investigations on the measuring data (refer to BfG, 2009 and BfG, 2010). Hydrological and morphological parameters are being constantly recorded at four monitoring stations which are located up- and downstream to the sediment trap. The current velocities were analysed by ADCP campaigns on several profiles. In order to study the near-bed morphological processes a steel-frame-platform - equipped with measurement devices and traps for suspended material - was installed directly on the bottom of the sediment trap. A pump sampler collects water samples from a survey vessel to obtain suspended matter (SPM) content. Furthermore, HPA uses a multibeam echo sounder to observe the resulting sedimentation patterns in the trap. Surface grab samples are used to collect data about grain size distributions. Echo soundings with two frequencies and sediment echo sounders were used to get a picture of the density and consolidation of the settled sediments within the trap. In this paper short results of the mentioned monitoring program should be presented.

Ohle, N.; Entelmann, I.; Winterscheid, A.

2012-04-01

155

National hydrogen energy program in Brazil  

SciTech Connect

To face the 1973 energy crisis and allow a reduction of fossil fuels imports. Brazil has developed an important alcohol program, suited to secure a major share of liquid fuels supply to be used in transportation sectors. National energy resource agencies point out that emphasis should be put on biomass and electricity Having the second largest hydropower potential in the world, the Brazilian dilemma is that one-third of this potential is situated in the far Amazon region, whereas consumption centres are in the Southeast region. Thus, hydrogen presents itself as an excellent carrier for our country. The energy system in Brazil should be oriented towards a system based on electricity and hydrogen. With the availability of off-peak hydroelectricity at a low cost and new, very large plants starting operation, the situation appears quite favourable for water electrolysis and hydrogen production development. The productio of electrolytic hydrogen, which can be transported and stored, is specially interesting because it allows a heavy electricity utilization well-fitted to production management. Its use would modulate and optimize electricity uses. Hydrogen production would be used in the chemical industry and for energy purposes. Relevant aspects of the Brazilian hydrogen energy program are described.

Mattos, M.C.

1985-01-01

156

IGERT Program on Computational Transportation Science Sponsors: National Science Foundation  

E-print Network

multidisciplinary doctoral training program at the University of Illinois at Chicago aimed to educate specialistsIGERT Program on Computational Transportation Science Sponsors: National Science Foundation: Active through 12/31/2010 Objective: CTS (Computational Transportation Science) is a new

Illinois at Chicago, University of

157

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

158

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

159

78 FR 78493 - National Rural Transportation Assistance Program: Solicitation for Proposals  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration National Rural Transportation Assistance Program: Solicitation...5311), to fund a National Rural Transportation Assistance Program (National...

2013-12-26

160

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

161

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey National Cooperative Geologic...Program (NCGMP) and National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation...Advisory Committee AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION:...

2011-04-08

162

76 FR 67200 - Proposed National Toxicology Program (NTP) Review Process for the Report on Carcinogens: Request...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Institutes of Health Proposed National Toxicology Program (NTP) Review Process for the...Session AGENCY: Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP), National Institute...Bucher, Associate Director, National Toxicology Program. [FR Doc. 2011-28132...

2011-10-31

163

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

164

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

...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...

2014-07-01

165

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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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

167

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

168

National Space Transportation Systems Program mission report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1984-01-01

169

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

170

Transportation Program: Los Alamos National Laboratory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

1998-01-01

171

USDA's National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program: Food Sampling  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program (NFNAP) is designed to develop robust estimates of the mean nutrient content of important foods in the food supply and significantly improve the quality of food composition data in the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Nutrient Databank. The program objectives are: (1) evaluation of existing data; (2) identification of Key Foods and

P. R. Pehrsson; D. B. Haytowitz; J. M. Holden; C. R. Perry; D. G. Beckler

2000-01-01

172

75 FR 17305 - National Industrial Security Program Directive No. 1  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...has amended National Industrial Security Program Directive...and consistency to the process across the Federal Government...Part 2004, National Industrial Program Directive No...a CSA to administer industrial security on behalf of...contractors, cleared or in process for clearance...

2010-04-06

173

Directory of Community Crime Prevention Programs: National and State Levels.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Hundreds of community crime prevention programs are currently operating at the national, state and local levels. Many of these are staffed by citizens and local civic-action groups. Others are operated by government agencies. This directory of national and state community crime prevention programs includes organization name and title, address and…

Lockard, James L.; And Others

174

The USDA's National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program: update 2002  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program (NFNAP) was designed in 1997 to develop robust and nationally representative estimates of the mean nutrient content of important foods in the food supply and significantly improve the quality of food composition data in the US Department of Agriculture's National Nutrient Databank. The underlying aims defining the process behind the NFNAP are: (1)

P. R. Pehrsson; D. B. Haytowitz; J. M. Holden

2003-01-01

175

National Ignition Facility Quality Assurance Program Plan. Revision 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

C. R. Wolfe; J. Yatabe

1996-01-01

176

Contaminant levels in fish and shellfish from the EMAP-Estuaries Louisiana Province  

SciTech Connect

The Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program-Estuaries (EMAP-E) is a research program designed to assess the ecological condition of the nation`s near-coastal ecosystems. The program is specifically designed to assess changes in ecological condition over broad biogeographic regions and over long time periods. The authors examined approximately 150 sites in the Gulf of Mexico between Anclote Anchorage, FL and the Rio Grande, TX during the summer of 1993. Species collected for chemical analyses included Atlantic croaker, catfish and shrimp. Results will be presented for contaminant levels in edible flesh analyzed for organochlorine and organophosphate pesticides, PCB congeners, butlytins, and a suite of trace elements.

Benson, W.H.; O`Neal, J.M.; Allgood, J.C. [Univ. of Mississippi, University, MS (United States); Summers, J.K. [Environmental Protection Agency, Gulf Breeze, FL (United States)

1994-12-31

177

Introduction to Estuaries  

EPA Science Inventory

Estuaries, although minor geographical features at the global scale, have major importance for society and the world?s economies. This chapter introduces estuaries by presenting an overview of definitions, origins, physical, chemical and ecological attributes, and the interaction...

178

Heavy metals and acid-volatile sulfides in sediments of the Tijuana Estuary  

SciTech Connect

The Tijuana Estuary in San Diego County, CA is a wetland-dominated estuary, which has been designated a National Estuarine Sanctuary for protection of a number of endangered species and their habitat. For decades, raw sewage from the city of Tijuana, Mexico has flowed into the Tijuana River and across the international border into the Tijuana Estuary. This problem has worsened in recent years with the substantial growth of Tijuana`s population along with intensive industrial development. Unfortunately, due to many factors, an industrial pretreatment program similar to one implemented in the United States, has not been initiated in Mexico, and the threat of chemical contamination of the Tijuana Estuary exists. To date, however, the degree and spatial nature of such contamination has not been well assessed. We report here on the levels of selected toxic metals in the sediments of the estuary. Additionally, we measured both acid-volatile sulfides (AVS) and simultaneously extracted metals (SEM) in order to estimate the potential toxicity of these estuarine sediments.

Meyer, S.F.; Gersberg, R.M. [San Diego State Univ., CA (United States)] [San Diego State Univ., CA (United States)

1997-12-31

179

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

180

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

181

78 FR 45178 - National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Service National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National...rate of reimbursement for a half-pint of milk served to non-needy children in a school...institution which participates in the Special Milk Program for Children. The payments...

2013-07-26

182

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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2010-07-19

183

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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2012-07-24

184

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Service National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National...rate of reimbursement for a half-pint of milk served to non-needy children in a school...institution which participates in the Special Milk Program for Children. The payments...

2011-07-20

185

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

186

National Goals and Perspectives for Improving Patient Care: the National Heart Attack Alert Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Heart Attack Alert Program (NHAAP) is the most recent of the National Education Programs developed and promoted\\u000a by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The primary goal of this educational initiative is to reduce morbidity\\u000a and mortality associated with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), including infarct-related sudden death. The NHAAP is similar\\u000a in scope to the institute’s

Costas T. Lambrew

187

Workshop National Renewable Energy Laboratory DOE Hydrogen ProgramDOE Hydrogen Program  

E-print Network

NREL Director NREL Fellows Council National Advisory Council Laboratory Operations Science & Technology1 Systems Analysis Workshop National Renewable Energy Laboratory DOE Hydrogen ProgramDOE Hydrogen Conversion Application Education Codes & Standards Safety Tech Validation Storage Systems Integration

188

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

189

Graphical programming at Sandia National Laboratories  

SciTech Connect

Sandia has developed an advanced operational control system approach, called Graphical Programming, to design, program, and operate robotic systems. The Graphical Programming approach produces robot systems that are faster to develop and use, safer in operation, and cheaper overall than altemative teleoperation or autonomous robot control systems. Graphical Programming also provides an efficient and easy-to-use interface to traditional robot systems for use in setup and programming tasks. This paper provides an overview of the Graphical Programming approach and lists key features of Graphical Programming systems. Graphical Programming uses 3-D visualization and simulation software with intuitive operator interfaces for the programming and control of complex robotic systems. Graphical Programming Supervisor software modules allow an operator to command and simulate complex tasks in a graphic preview mode and, when acceptable, command the actual robots and monitor their motions with the graphic system. Graphical Programming Supervisors maintain registration with the real world and allow the robot to perform tasks that cannot be accurately represented with models alone by using a combination of model and sensor-based control.

McDonald, M.J.; Palmquist, R.D. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Desjarlais, L. [New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1993-09-01

190

Benthic primary production in the Columbia River Estuary. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The general objective of the research associated with the Benthic Primary Production Work Unit of Columbia River Estuary Development Program was to determine mechanisms that control the production dynamics and species composition of benthic plant assemblages in the Columbia River Estuary. In particular, the work was concerned with effects of selected physical variables on structural and functional attributes of micro- and macro- vegetation, and on the productivity and biomass of benthic autotrophs on the tidal flats of the estuary.

McIntire, C.D.; Amspoker, M.C.

1984-02-01

191

The National Science Foundationâs Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. Initiated in 2002, the program was reauthorized in 2007 through the America COMPETES Act. The program provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts.

Prival, Joan

2009-02-22

192

VOLUNTEER ESTUARY MONITORING: A METHOD MANUAL  

EPA Science Inventory

Executive Summary: This manual focuses on volunteer estuary monitoring. As concern over the well-being of the environment has increased during the past couple of decades, volunteer monitoring has become an integral part of the effort to assess the health of our nation’s wat...

193

National Marine Fisheries Service National Cooperative Research Program  

E-print Network

#12;Table of Contents PROJECT OBJECTIVE 4 FUNDING HISTORY 4 OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 4 NORTHEAST FISHERIES SCIENCE CENTER (NEFSC) / NORTHEAST REGIONAL OFFICE (NERO) 5 Project Title: Study Fleet Project Title: Support for the Southeast Cooperative Research Program (CRP) 8 SOUTHWEST FISHERIES SCIENCE

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National Marine Fisheries Service National Cooperative Research Program  

E-print Network

Gear Performance and Information on Bycatch Reduction Devices to Improve Selectivity of Fishing Gear 10 Research Program 14 Cooperative research on BRD effectiveness in finfish reduction and shrimp retention Rockfish in the Southern California Bight 19 Project Title: Exempted Fishery Bigeye Tuna/Swordfish Bycatch-Reduction

195

National Civil Applications Program: strategic plan vision for 2005  

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

U.S. Geological Survey

2004-01-01

196

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

197

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

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Health Availability of Draft National Toxicology Program Technical Reports; Request...Notice of Meeting SUMMARY: The National Toxicology Program (NTP) announces the availability...Bucher, Associate Director, National Toxicology Program. [FR Doc. 2013-21405...

2013-09-04

199

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

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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

201

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 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...

2013-01-01

202

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

203

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 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...

2012-01-01

204

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

...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...

2014-01-01

205

76 FR 57742 - National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices AGENCY: Substance...National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP): Open...National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is a...

2011-09-16

206

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2011-02-25

207

32 CFR 2004.20 - National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) [201(a)].  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 false National Industrial Security Program Operating...ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL SECURITY PROGRAM DIRECTIVE...Operations § 2004.20 National Industrial Security Program Operating...phases of the contracting process. (b) As a...

2011-07-01

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32 CFR 2004.20 - National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) [201(a)].  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false National Industrial Security Program Operating...ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL SECURITY PROGRAM DIRECTIVE...Operations § 2004.20 National Industrial Security Program Operating...phases of the contracting process. (b) As a...

2010-07-01

209

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Collection; National Park Service Leasing Program AGENCY: National Park Service...Abstract. The National Park Service leasing program allows the public to lease property...provide administrative support of the leasing program. Our authority to collect...

2013-10-22

210

ADN Programs Accredited by the National League for Nursing, 1974  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The complete list of programs leading to an associate degree in nursing that are accredited by the National League for Nursing is presented, without annotation. The institutions are listed alphabetically by State. (Author/AJ)

Nursing Outlook, 1974

1974-01-01

211

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

212

77 FR 67239 - National Organic Program; Periodic Residue Testing  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...National Organic Program; Periodic Residue Testing AGENCY: Agricultural...issued thereunder that requires periodic residue testing of organically...requirement that is regular and periodic in scope, certifying agents...imposed by this final rule. Table 1--Estimated Costs per...

2012-11-09

213

78 FR 56811 - National Organic Program-Sunset Process  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2013-09-16

214

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 ...

215

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.

216

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.

217

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Shank, Patsy, Ed.; And Others

218

Variation in Organic Standards Prior to the National Organic Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Interest in establishing nationally uniform certification, labeling, and management standards for organic products grew out of concern that the existence of multiple standards led to consumer and supply chain confusion about, and lack of confidence in, these products. The National Organic Program Final Rule, issued in December 2000, is the result of this interest. We analyze the certification system that

T. Robert Fetter; Julie A. Caswell

2002-01-01

219

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Human Research Program (HRP)  

E-print Network

for the Protection of Human Subjects National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) DirectorNational Aeronautics and Space Administration Human Research Program (HRP) Overview Briefing to NAC Research Subcommittee July 31, 2013 Steve Davison and Victor Schneider · NASA Headquarters #12;NASA Human

Waliser, Duane E.

220

A model for a national low level waste program  

SciTech Connect

A national program for the management of low level waste is essential to the success of environmental clean-up, decontamination and decommissioning, current operations and future missions. The value of a national program is recognized through procedural consistency and a shared set of resources. A national program requires a clear waste definition and an understanding of waste characteristics matched against available and proposed disposal options. A national program requires the development and implementation of standards and procedures for implementing the waste hierarchy, with a specitic emphasis on waste avoidance, minimization and recycling. It requires a common set of objectives for waste characterization based on the disposal facility's waste acceptance criteria, regulatory and license requirements and performance assessments. Finally, a national waste certification program is required to ensure compliance. To facilitate and enhance the national program, a centralized generator services organization, tasked with providing technical services to the generators on behalf of the national program, is necessary. These subject matter experts are the interface between the generating sites and the disposal facility(s). They provide an invaluable service to the generating organizations through their involvement in waste planning prior to waste generation and through championing implementation of the waste hierarchy. Through their interface, national treatment and transportation services are optimized and new business opportunities are identified. This national model is based on extensive experience in the development and on-going management of a national transuranic waste program and management of the national repository, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. The Low Level Program at the Savannah River Site also successfully developed and implemented the waste hierarchy, waste certification and waste generator services concepts presented below. The Savannah River Site services over forty generators and has historically managed over 12,000 cubic meters of low level waste annually. The results of the waste minimization program at the site resulted in over 900 initiatives, avoiding over 220,000 cubic meters of waste for a life cycle cost savings of $275 million. At the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the low level waste program services over 20 major generators and several hundred smaller generators that produce over 4,000 cubic meters of low level waste annually. The Los Alamos National Laboratory low level waste program utilizes both on-site and off-site disposal capabilities. Off-site disposal requires the implementation of certification requirements to utilize both federal and commercial options. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is the US Department of Energy's first deep geological repository for the permanent disposal of Transuanic waste. Transuranic waste was generated and retrievably stored at 39 sites across the US. Transuranic waste is defined as waste with a radionuclide concentration equal to or greater than 100 nCi/g consisting of radionuclides with half-lives greater than 20 years and with an atomic mass greater than uranium. Combining the lessons learned from the national transuranic waste program, the successful low level waste program at Savannah River Site and the experience of off-site disposal options at Los Alamos National Laboratory provides the framework and basis for developing a viable national strategy for managing low level waste.

Blankenhorn, James A [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01

221

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

222

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

223

A National Foreign Language Program for the 1970's.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Responding to a need expressed by a number of active foreign language teaching professionals, the Modern Language Association of America (MLA) began in 1972 to explore the possibility of a new national foreign language program. A steering committee was appointed by the MLA Executive Council to draft an outline of such a program. The present work…

Brod, Richard I.

224

National Geographic Gifted Program, 1982-83. Final Evaluation Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report presents evaluation data on a program designed to use National Geographic Society materials (periodicals, filmstrips, maps, etc.) as part of a curriculum on African cultures for gifted students (grades 5-6). Among program goals were to develop pupil skills and knowledge horizontally and vertically; to introduce anthropology, sociology,…

Walker, Sharon; Thomas, Earl

225

Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program  

E-print Network

Announcement No. 11HQPA0008 under Section 104(g) of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as Amended or call 970-226-9445. #12;i NATIONAL INSTITUTES FOR WATER RESOURCES U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY WATER RESOURCES Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (http://water.usgs.gov/wrri/institutes.html). Proposals involving

Goodman, Robert M.

226

Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program  

E-print Network

Announcement No. G12AS20005 under Section 104(g) of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as Amended Collins, CO 80525 or call 970-226-9445. #12;i NATIONAL INSTITUTES FOR WATER RESOURCES U.S. GEOLOGICAL of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (http://water.usgs.gov/wrri/institutes.html). Proposals

Gilbes, Fernando

227

Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program  

E-print Network

Announcement No. G13AS00009 under Section 104(g) of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as Amended or call 970-226-9445. #12;i NATIONAL INSTITUTES FOR WATER RESOURCES U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY WATER RESOURCES of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (http://water.usgs.gov/wrri/institutes.html). Proposals

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Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program  

E-print Network

Announcement No. G12AS20005 under Section 104(g) of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as Amended or call 970-226-9445. #12;i NATIONAL INSTITUTES FOR WATER RESOURCES U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY WATER RESOURCES established under the provisions of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (http

Hanson, Stephen José

229

National Standards for Quality Online Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, iNACOL, is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. This document, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning's (iNACOL) "National Standards for Quality…

Pape, Liz; Wicks, Matthew

2009-01-01

230

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

SciTech Connect

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 contained in this handbook make the general NVLAP criteria specifically applicable to the EEL program.

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

1994-07-01

231

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...m. Mountain Standard Time. The Advisory Committee...and implementation of the geologic mapping and data preservation...m. Mountain Standard Time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program and...

2013-09-20

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...m. Eastern Standard Time. The Advisory Committee...and implementation of the geologic mapping and data preservation...m. Eastern Standard Time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program and...

2012-06-27

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)/Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C)/Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) will submit the following Information...

2011-01-14

234

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

235

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

236

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 ...

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Geological Survey National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) and National...2 p.m.-4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Committee will hear updates on progress...2 p.m.-4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:...

2012-02-08

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Source: National Institutes of Health, National Diabetes Education Program. Source: http://teens.drugabuse.gov/.  

E-print Network

Source: National Institutes of Health, National Diabetes Education Program. Source: http://teens professional. Add "http://" to source links to follow. Links titles are case sensitive. Subtler Signs ofTeen to immunization schedules for children, teens, and adults. Talk with your health professional if you have

Oliver, Douglas L.

239

San Francisco Estuary Institute P U L S E O F T H E E S T U A RY 2005  

E-print Network

San Francisco Estuary Institute P U L S E O F T H E E S T U A RY 2005 Monitoring and Managing Water Quality in the San Francisco Estuary #12;About This Report The Pulse of the Estuary is an annual report of the San Francisco Estuary Regional Monitoring Program for Trace Substances (RMP).The RMP is an innovative

240

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

241

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

242

Estuary Data Mapper  

EPA Science Inventory

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

243

DYNAMIC ESTUARY MODEL PERFORMANCE  

EPA Science Inventory

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

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76 FR 28785 - Meeting of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SERVICES Meeting of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors AGENCY: National Toxicology Program (NTP), National Institute...authorities knowledgeable in fields such as toxicology, pharmacology, pathology,...

2011-05-18

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75 FR 2545 - National Toxicology Program (NTP); Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Toxicology Program (NTP); Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human...8, 2010. John R. Bucher, Associate Director, National Toxicology Program. [FR Doc. 2010-674 Filed 1-14-10;...

2010-01-15

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77 FR 48995 - Draft National Toxicology Program (NTP) Monograph on Developmental Effects and Pregnancy Outcomes...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Institutes of Health Draft National Toxicology Program (NTP) Monograph on Developmental...Meeting AGENCY: Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP), National [[Page...and laboratory animal developmental toxicology for the more frequently used...

2012-08-15

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76 FR 68461 - Meeting of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SERVICES Meeting of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors AGENCY: National Toxicology Program (NTP), National Institute...authorities knowledgeable in fields such as toxicology, pharmacology, pathology,...

2011-11-04

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78 FR 58548 - Request for Information: The National Toxicology Program Requests Information on Use, Human...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Request for Information: The National Toxicology Program Requests Information on Use...RN: 42971-09-5), the National Toxicology Program (NTP) at the National Institute...Dr. Inok Surh, Research Fellow, Toxicology Branch, Division of the NTP,...

2013-09-24

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75 FR 25867 - National Toxicology Program (NTP) Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Toxicology Program (NTP) Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative...30, 2010. John R. Bucher, Associate Director, National Toxicology Program. [FR Doc. 2010-10958 Filed 5-7-10;...

2010-05-10

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77 FR 24714 - Meeting of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SERVICES Meeting of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors AGENCY: National Toxicology Program (NTP), National Institute...authorities knowledgeable in fields such as toxicology, pharmacology, pathology,...

2012-04-25

251

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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

2010-09-08

252

Estuary Classification Revisited  

E-print Network

The governing equations of a tidally averaged, width averaged, rectangular estuary has been investigated. It's theoretically shown that the dynamics of an estuary is entirely controlled by three parameters: (i) the Estuarine Froude number, (ii) the Tidal Froude number and (iii) the Estuarine Aspect ratio. The momentum, salinity and integral salt balance equations can be completely expressed in terms of these control variables. The estuary classification problem has also been reinvestigated. It's found that these three control variables can completely specify the estuary type. Comparison with real estuary data shows very good match. Additionally, we show that the well accepted leading order estuarine integral salt balance equation is inconsitent with the leading order salinity equation in an order of magnitude sense.

Guha, Anirban

2012-01-01

253

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.

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SAN FRANCISCO ESTUARY INSTITUTE CONTRIBUTION  

E-print Network

SAN FRANCISCO ESTUARY INSTITUTE CONTRIBUTION NO. 574 JUNE 2008 7770 Pardee Lane, Second floor in the San Francisco Estuary by Bruce Thompson and Sarah Lowe San Francisco Estuary Institute Bays and Estuaries provide a new framework and methods for assessment of sediment condition in San

255

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,...

256

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

257

Sandia National Laboratories' 2002 Green Zia Program Feedback Report  

SciTech Connect

The Green Zia Environmental Excellence Program is a voluntary program designed to support and assist New Mexico businesses to achieve environmental excellence through the development of an environmental management system (EMS). Since 2000, organizations within Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) have participated in the program. SNL's Pollution Prevention (P2) program supports and assists SNL organizations by utilizing Green Zia tools to aid in the implementation of each organization's EMS. This report is based on a feedback session held in September 2002 with past SNL Green Zia Program participants. The goal of the feedback session and of this report is to enhance the services that the P2 Program provides to SNL organizations. This report summarizes the feedback received.

RICHARDSON, ANASTASIA DAWN

2002-10-01

258

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

259

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 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 Environmental 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.

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2009-04-01

260

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

261

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

262

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

263

Multicultural Content in Social Work Graduate Programs: A National Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A national survey of 45 faculty and 75 deans and directors of graduate-level multicultural social work programs found that there was heavy reliance on traditional teaching methods; an increasing number of groups and topics were being covered; coursework was poorly linked to field practicum experience; and teacher attitudes were associated with…

Le-Doux, Cora; Montalvo, Frank F.

1999-01-01

264

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.

265

National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

266

THE SOIL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT NATIONAL PROGRAM -- CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The Soil Resource Management National Program (NP-202) of the USDA–Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has recently been reviewed and is currently being revised for its next 5-year cycle. The review process provided opportunities for reflection, discussion and education regarding the critical resear...

267

Implementing and Evaluating the National Healthy School Program in England  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to trace development of the National Healthy School Program (NHSP) from a global concept to implementation at the local school level in England with a view toward clarifying and, more importantly, determining if implementation is proceeding as planned, as evidenced by the presence of process evaluation. The NHSP is…

Wicklander, Molly K.

2006-01-01

268

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Exploration Program Status  

E-print Network

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Exploration Program Status Doug Cooke Associate capabilities ­ A "flexible path" approach to space exploration opening up vast opportunities including near Administrator NASAs Exploration Systems Mission Directorate January 11, 2011 #12; A New Path: The NASA

Waliser, Duane E.

269

National Migrant Education Program Math Skills Information System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The educational background and issues which shaped the design of the National Migrant Education Program Math Skills Information System are explained in this report, along with a full description of the features of the system and its operation. It discusses the variety of math skills information used to permit teachers to input and receive math…

de la Rosa, Raul; Hackett, Eugene deG.

270

Six Nations Polytechnic Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (SNP ATEP)  

E-print Network

Six Nations Polytechnic Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (SNP ATEP) Interim Practicum Report The Interim Report is intended to assist the Teacher Candidate and Associate Teacher in making judgments about demonstrated levels of teaching proficiency. Each Interim Report should be based on reasonable expectations

Ellis, Randy

271

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

272

Assessing water clarity as a component of water quality in Gulf of Mexico estuaries.  

PubMed

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) uses water clarity as a water quality indicator for integrated assessments of coastal waters. After the publication of the first National Coastal Condition Report (USEPA, 2001c), the national water clarity reference value of 10% of ambient surface light at 1 m depth was reevaluated and modified to reflect expected differences in regional reference light conditions. These regional differences range from naturally turbid estuaries like those found in Mississippi and Louisiana to clear water estuaries expected to support extensive beds of submerged aquatic vegetation in, e.g., Florida and Tampa Bays. For the second National Coastal Condition Report, water clarity was assessed based on regional reference values (USEPA, 2004). Different regional water clarity reference values and data collection methods necessitated the development of a water clarity index based on light attenuation coefficients (k). This index incorporates regional reference conditions and is interchangeable with secchi depth and percent light transmission calculated from light meter measurements. Evaluation of the water clarity index shows that k values based on transmissivity at 1 m can be estimated from secchi depth measurements and successfully used as a surrogate for transmissivity calculated from light meter data. An approach for assessing water clarity in Gulf of Mexico estuaries using light meter data and secchi depth is presented. PMID:16614784

Smith, Lisa M; Engle, Virginia D; Summers, J Kevin

2006-04-01

273

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...

274

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.

275

77 FR 35395 - Draft Five-Year Plan (2013-2017) for the National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the...  

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...Plan (2013-2017) for the National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation...Methods AGENCY: Division of National Toxicology Program (DNTP), National Institute...SUMMARY: The National Toxicology Program (NTP) Interagency Center...

2012-06-13

276

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific...Notice of Cancellation AGENCY: National Toxicology Program (NTP), National Institute...Bucher, Associate Director, National Toxicology Program. [FR Doc. 2011-15656...

2011-06-23

277

Learning Lessons from Estuaries  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Schnittka, Christine

2006-01-01

278

Defense programs industrial partnerships at Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy`s Defense Programs face unprecedented challenges of stewardship for an aging nuclear stockpile, cessation of nuclear testing, reduced federal budgets, and a smaller manufacturing complex. Partnerships with industry are essential in developing technology, modernizing the manufacturing complex, and maintaining the safety and reliability of the nation`s nuclear capability. The past decade of federal support for industrial partnerships has promoted benefits to US industrial competitiveness. Recent shifts in government policy have re-emphasized the importance of industrial partnerships in accomplishing agency missions. Nevertheless, abundant opportunities exist for dual-benefit, mission-driven partnerships between the national laboratories and industry. Experience at Los Alamos National Laboratory with this transition is presented.

Freese, K.B. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Industrial Partnership Office

1996-10-01

279

FY 2008-2009 F&W Program Accords (MOA) Proposal Review YAKAMA NATION LAMPREY  

E-print Network

FY 2008-2009 F&W Program Accords (MOA) Proposal Review NARRATIVE YAKAMA NATION LAMPREY Table 1 Nation Pacific Lamprey Program (YNPLP) Short Description Assess status, abundance and distribution of Pacific Lamprey; develop a Yakama Nation Pacific Lamprey Program and the Yakama Nation Pacific Lamprey

280

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

281

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the New Technology Demonstration Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

G. E. Courville; P. W. Adcock

1995-01-01

282

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2007-01-01

283

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

284

A Rationale for Developing a Nationally Competitive National Debate Tournament Oriented Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that National Debate Tournament (NDT) policy debate remains a feasible option for those establishing a debate program. Speculates on the causes of the transformation of competitive policy debate from traditional to specialized. Asserts that many of the critics of NDT debate fail to understand debate's function in training students in the…

Panetta, Edward M.

1990-01-01

285

Lessons learned from the National Medicare & You Education Program.  

PubMed

In fall 1998 CMS implemented the National Medicare Education Program (NMEP) to educate beneficiaries about their Medicare program benefits; health plan choices; supplemental health insurance; beneficiary rights, responsibilities, and protections; and health behaviors. CMS has been monitoring the implementation of the NMEP in six case study sites as well as monitoring each of the information channels for communicating with beneficiaries. This article describes select findings from the case studies, and highlights from assessment activities related to the Medicare & You handbook, the toll-free 1-800-MEDICARE Helpline, Internet, and Regional Education About Choices in Health (REACH). PMID:12500359

Goldstein, E; Teichman, L; Crawley, B; Gaumer, G; Joseph, C; Reardon, L

2001-01-01

286

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

287

Summer Research Internship Program (FY94) Brookhaven National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The Summer Research Internship Program is a new program that allows high school teachers to participate and assist scientific staff at national laboratories in specific research assignments. This participation allows the high school teachers to become familiar with new technology and have ``hands-on`` experience with experiments and equipment which utilize both mathematics and science skills. Teachers also have the opportunity to advance their new and well-developed software. This enlightenment and experience is brought back into their schools and classrooms in the hopes that their peers and students will realize the excitement that knowledge and education in the areas of mathematics and science can bring. The Safeguards, Safety and Nonproliferation Division of the Department of Advanced Technology at Brookhaven National Laboratory utilized five high school teachers during FY94 in various projects. The project assignments and internship activities are outlined in this paper.

Toler, L.T.; Indusi, J.P.

1995-02-01

288

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

289

[Peru's experience with a national blood banking program].  

PubMed

This paper describes Peru's experiences with its National Blood Banking Program. Until the mid-1990s, the country faced a host of problems, including the lack of a legal framework to regulate blood banks, a high maternal mortality rate due to a shortage of blood, virtually no voluntary donations, a high risk of infection from transfusions, the use of only whole blood for transfusion, serious disorganization in the blood banks, deficiencies in blood bank supervision and control, no training programs, indifference on the part of health officials, frequent selling of blood, and limited community awareness. Subsequently, a strategic plan was prepared that made it possible to solve many of those problems. Legal instruments were prepared; the rate of voluntary donations rose from 0% to 19.5%; the safety of the blood was improved through compulsory screening of all donated blood units for seven markers of infectious diseases, as well as by placing a national seal of quality on all screened units. The availability of blood doubled, thus meeting 70% of the need; sales of blood decreased; and the use of blood components was improved, with 80% of the blood being fractionated. In addition, supervisory control of 100% of the blood banks in the country was achieved, a national registry was established, the cost-benefit relationship for blood units was improved through centralized screening, internal and external quality control was made mandatory, and pro-donation campaigns led to commitments from civil society. While important, all these achievements represent just a first step. This is especially true given that developing the National Blood Banking Program required the participation of outside organizations, such as the Pan American Health Organization, whose support, together with the experience provided by other countries, was key. The Program is facing a number of new challenges, and the progress that has been achieved could be threatened if current activities stagnate or if officials become complacent. PMID:12751465

Ribera Salcedo, José Fuentes; Roca Valencia, Oscar

2003-01-01

290

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations 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.

2007-12-12

291

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

292

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

293

76 FR 8965 - National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revisions to the Vaccine Injury Table  

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...SERVICES 42 CFR Part 100 RIN 0907-AA National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revisions to the Vaccine Injury Table AGENCY: Health Resources and...Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ``National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program:...

2011-02-16

294

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-10-01

295

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-10-01

296

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

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

2012-02-22

297

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

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...Geological Survey National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) Advisory...m.-3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Committee will hear updates...Meetings of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program Advisory...

2010-12-06

298

75 FR 32942 - National Toxicology Program (NTP); NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative...  

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...DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Toxicology Program (NTP); NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation...3, 2010. John R. Bucher, Associate Director, National Toxicology Program. [FR Doc. 2010-13952 Filed 6-9-10;...

2010-06-10

299

75 FR 76995 - National Toxicology Program (NTP); Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction...  

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...OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Toxicology Program (NTP); Center for the Evaluation...biological targets for assays for the Toxicology Testing in the 21st Century (``Tox21...Bucher, Associate Director, National Toxicology Program. [FR Doc. 2010-31052...

2010-12-10

300

78 FR 19499 - Request for Information: The National Toxicology Program Requests Information On Assays and...  

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...Request for Information: The National Toxicology Program Requests Information On Assays...Neurotoxicity SUMMARY: The National Toxicology Program (NTP) requests information...in 1978 (43 FR 53060) to coordinate toxicology research and testing across the...

2013-04-01

301

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-07-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-07-01

303

Charlotte Harbor initiative: assessing the ecological health of southwest Florida's Charlotte Harbor estuary.  

PubMed

Charlotte Harbor is the largest and one of the least impacted estuaries on the southwest Florida coast, encompassing about 270 square miles (700 km2) with a watershed of 4400 square miles (11,400 km2). The Harbor is distinguished by extensive phosphate mining in its watershed and declining freshwater inflows, more protected submerged and intertidal areas than most Gulf ecosystems, and is part of the National Estuary Program. A hypoxic event occurs annually in the Harbor for possibly natural rather than anthropogenic reasons providing an opportunity for the study of hypoxic effects on the ecology of a large subtropical ecosystem. A 5-year, multimillion dollar study was begun in 2001 to enable scientists of Mote Marine Laboratory (MML, Sarasota, Florida) to collaborate on ecological characterization of the estuary and provide data necessary for resource managers to predict consequences of future population growth in the region. Initial studies were organized around themes of preservation, conservation and restoration while subsequent years of work are organized around a core program of physical, chemical and biological studies that track the ecological consequences of freshwater inflow, hypoxia and anthropogenic-derived contaminants. Along with MML, scientists in federal and state agencies along with a number of colleges and universities are cooperating in the project. PMID:15217250

Pierce, Richard H; Wetzel, Dana L; Estevez, Ernest D

2004-04-01

304

75 FR 9392 - National Institute of Standards and Technology Construction Grant Program  

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...National Institute of Standards and Technology RIN 0693-ZA95 [Docket No...National Institute of Standards and Technology Construction Grant Program AGENCY...National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of...

2010-03-02

305

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.

306

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

307

77 FR 75442 - Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations  

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...THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations AGENCY...Initial Implementation Plan for the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations incorporating...Initial Implementation Plan and the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations...

2012-12-20

308

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

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

2012-03-22

309

R&D Proposal for the National Muon Acccelerator Program  

SciTech Connect

This document contains a description of a multi-year national R&D program aimed at completing a Design Feasibility Study (DFS) for a Muon Collider and, with international participation, a Reference Design Report (RDR) for a muon-based Neutrino Factory. It also includes the supporting component development and experimental efforts that will inform the design studies and permit an initial down-selection of candidate technologies for the ionization cooling and acceleration systems. We intend to carry out this plan with participants from the host national laboratory (Fermilab), those from collaborating U.S. national laboratories (ANL, BNL, Jlab, LBNL, and SNAL), and those from a number of other U.S. laboratories, universities, and SBIR companies. The R&D program that we propose will provide the HEP community with detailed information on future facilities based on intense beams of muons - the Muon Collider and the Neutrino Factory. We believe that these facilities offer the promise of extraordinary physics capabilities. The Muon Collider presents a powerful option to explore the energy frontier and the Neutrino Factory gives the opportunity to perform the most sensitive neutrino oscillation experiments possible, while also opening expanded avenues for the study of new physics in the neutrino sector. The synergy between the two facilities presents the opportunity for an extremely broad physics program and a unique pathway in accelerator facilities. Our work will give clear answers to the questions of expected capabilities and performance of these muon-based facilities, and will provide defensible ranges for their cost. This information, together with the physics insights gained from the next-generation neutrino and LHC experiments, will allow the HEP community to make well-informed decisions regarding the optimal choice of new facilities. We believe that this work is a critical part of any broad strategic program in accelerator R&D and, as the P5 panel has recently indicated, is essential for the long-term health of high-energy physics.

Not Available

2010-02-01

310

R&D PROPOSAL FOR THE NATIONAL MUON ACCELERATOR PROGRAM  

SciTech Connect

This document contains a description of a multi-year national R&D program aimed at completing a Design Feasibility Study (DFS) for a Muon Collider and, with international participation, a Reference Design Report (RDR) for a muon-based Neutrino Factory. It also includes the supporting component development and experimental efforts that will inform the design studies and permit an initial down-selection of candidate technologies for the ionization cooling and acceleration systems. We intend to carry out this plan with participants from the host national laboratory (Fermilab), those from collaborating U.S. national laboratories (ANL, BNL, Jlab, LBNL, and SNAL), and those from a number of other U.S. laboratories, universities, and SBIR companies. The R&D program that we propose will provide the HEP community with detailed information on future facilities based on intense beams of muons--the Muon Collider and the Neutrino Factory. We believe that these facilities offer the promise of extraordinary physics capabilities. The Muon Collider presents a powerful option to explore the energy frontier and the Neutrino Factory gives the opportunity to perform the most sensitive neutrino oscillation experiments possible, while also opening expanded avenues for the study of new physics in the neutrino sector. The synergy between the two facilities presents the opportunity for an extremely broad physics program and a unique pathway in accelerator facilities. Our work will give clear answers to the questions of expected capabilities and performance of these muon-based facilities, and will provide defensible ranges for their cost. This information, together with the physics insights gained from the next-generation neutrino and LHC experiments, will allow the HEP community to make well-informed decisions regarding the optimal choice of new facilities. We believe that this work is a critical part of any broad strategic program in accelerator R&D and, as the P5 panel has recently indicated, is essential for the long-term health of high-energy physics.

Muon Accelerator Program; Zisman, Michael S.; Geer, Stephen

2010-02-24

311

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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Geomorphologic and physical characteristics of a human impacted estuary: Quequén Grande River Estuary, Argentina  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Even though the Quequén Grande River Estuary has economic and strategic importance from an oceanographic point of view, it has been ignored until recently. Nevertheless, many anthropogenic modifications (i.e., dredging, jetty and harbour construction, etc.) have taken place in the last 100 years which, most of them, have resulted in significative economic expenses to the harbour and city authorities due to the lack of adequate prior studies. The purpose of this article is to provide a review of the present status of the geomorphology and main physical characteristics of the estuary and describe the effects of these man-made modifications upon the estuary. Data were gathered in several field cruises from 1994 to 2000 plus from continuous recording devices installed at or near the estuary directed to define the present geomorphologic and oceanographic conditions of the estuary and to establish a monitoring program. The ultimate goal is to provide some practical solutions in diminishing the maintenance of the harbour and to provide pollution-control devices. The estuary is classified as a microtidal, primary, coastal-plain system. It can be considered as a partly-mixed system 2 km from the mouth up to its head (15 km inland). Artificial dredging to accommodate the Quequén harbour in the last 2 km of the estuary has induced a highly stratified water column where the upper 2-3 m concentrates low salinity water and the lower layer is filled by water of the same or slightly higher salinity than the inner shelf waters. Due to the presence of a step at the head of the harbour, water circulation is very reduced and in some cases nonexistent, producing strong reductive and even anoxic conditions. The foot of the step is a sediment and organic matter trap that must be dredged periodically to insure adequate navigability.

Perillo, Gerardo M. E.; Pérez, Daniel E.; Piccolo, M. Cintia; Palma, Elbio D.; Cuadrado, Diana G.

2005-01-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-04-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

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

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

2014-04-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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

2012-04-01

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75 FR 51075 - National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP): Open Submission Period for...  

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...National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP): Open...National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Two previous...National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP):...

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78 FR 33853 - Announcement for the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP): Open...  

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...National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP): Open...National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP): Open...National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is a...

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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

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Using Implementation and Program Theory to Examine Communication Strategies in National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our evaluative approach used implementation theory and program theory, adapted from Weiss (1998) to examine communication processes and results for a national wildlife habitat stewardship education program. Using a mail survey of 1427 participants certified in National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) Backyard Wildlife Habitat (BWH) program and a study of participants at a BWH workshop in Michigan, we examined the communication

Dain Palmer; Shari L. Dann

2004-01-01

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National Space Weather Program Releases Strategy for the New Decade  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-12-01

323

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Newman, Constance; Ralston, Katherine

2006-01-01

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National Report on the NASA Sounding Rocket and Balloon Programs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Eberspeaker, Philip; Fairbrother, Debora

2013-01-01

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75 FR 29366 - ``Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) National Technical Assistance Center...  

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...and Training ``Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) National Technical...authorizes programs to expedite the reintegration of homeless Veterans into the labor...NTAC) for the Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) to include the...

2010-05-25

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Savannah River National Laboratory Involvement in the European ENSEMBLE Program  

SciTech Connect

Many atmospheric transport and dispersion models now exist to provide consequence assessment during emergency response to near-field releases. One way of estimating the uncertainty for a given forecast is to statistically analyze an ensemble of results from several models. ENSEMBLE is a European Union program that utilizes an internet-based system to ingest transport results from numerous modeling agencies. This paper addresses the involvement of the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) in ENSEMBLE, and the resulting improvements in SRNL modeling capabilities. SRNL, the only United States agency involved in the ENSEMBLE program, uses a prognostic atmospheric numerical model (the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System, RAMS) to provide three-dimensional and time-varying meteorology as input to a stochastic Lagrangian particle mode . The model design used by SRNL is discussed, including recent upgrades to the system using parallel processing which allows for finer grid resolution in the generation of the meteorology.

Buckley, R. L.; Addies, Robert P.

2005-10-24

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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

328

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Tedesco, M.

2013-12-01

329

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 false Assistance programs with Canada and other nations. 700.55 Section... § 700.55 Assistance programs with Canada and other nations. (a) To promote...authorizing priority ratings to persons in Canada and in other foreign nations to...

2012-01-01

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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

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Summary of the National Toxicology Program benzidine dye initiative.  

PubMed Central

The benzidine dye initiative is a research program established by the National Toxicology Program to generate an integrated body of scientific information regarding the potential health risks associated with exposure to benzidine- and benzidine-congener-derived dyes. Because an in-depth evaluation of each of the hundreds of benzidine-congener-derived dyes was considered impractical, the research program was designed to study the metabolism and disposition, genetic toxicity, and in vivo toxicity and carcinogenicity of two primary benzidine congeners, 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine and 3,3'-dimethoxybenzidine, and a select group of prototypical dyes derived from those amines. It was anticipated that by applying the basic information generated in these extensive studies, it would be possible to make regulatory decisions about other dyes after conducting only a minimal number of experiments such as studies of disposition and metabolism, and in vitro mutagenicity. This paper summarizes the results of studies conducted to evaluate the metabolism, disposition, mutagenicity, toxicity, and carcinogenicity of representative benzidine congeners and derived dyes. PMID:7925189

Morgan, D L; Dunnick, J K; Goehl, T; Jokinen, M P; Matthews, H B; Zeiger, E; Mennear, J H

1994-01-01

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National Uranium Resource Evaluation Program: the Hydrogeochemical Stream Sediment Reconnaissance Program at LLNL  

SciTech Connect

From early 1975 to mid 1979, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) participated in the Hydrogeochemical Stream Sediment Reconnaissance (HSSR), part of the National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) program sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE). The Laboratory was initially responsible for collecting, analyzing, and evaluating sediment and water samples from approximately 200,000 sites in seven western states. Eventually, however, the NURE program redefined its sampling priorities, objectives, schedules, and budgets, with the increasingly obvious result that LLNL objectives and methodologies were not compatible with those of the NURE program office, and the LLNL geochemical studies were not relevant to the program goal. The LLNL portion of the HSSR program was consequently terminated, and all work was suspended by June 1979. Of the 38,000 sites sampled, 30,000 were analyzed by instrumental neutron activation analyses (INAA), delayed neutron counting (DNC), optical emission spectroscopy (OES), and automated chloride-sulfate analyses (SC). Data from about 13,000 sites have been formally reported. From each site, analyses were published of about 30 of the 60 elements observed. Uranium mineralization has been identified at several places which were previously not recognized as potential uranium source areas, and a number of other geochemical anomalies were discovered.

Higgins, G.H.

1980-08-01

335

Sandia National Laboratories, California Hazardous Materials Management Program annual report : February 2009  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 anagement ystem Program Manual. This program annual report describes the activities undertaken during the past year, and activities planned in future years to implement the Hazardous Materials Management Program, one

Brynildson; Mark E

2009-01-01

336

Can an "Indigenous Employment Program" work? A case study of National Australia Bank  

E-print Network

Can an "Indigenous Employment Program" work? A case study of National Australia Bank Anne Daly, J780, J240 #12;2 Can an "Indigenous Employment Program" work? A case study of National Australia (AA) programs on the economic status of minority groups is the longer term implications for employment

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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 Program (NTP) was established in 1978 to coordinate toxicological testing programs within the Department on the linkage between mechanism and disease. The NTP Vision for the 21st Century is to move toxicology from

Bandettini, Peter A.

338

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research National Center for Atmospheric Research UCAR Office of Programs  

E-print Network

or they are likely to be ineffective, inconsistent, and confusing. The nation's current federal climate program now the Climate Change Science Program), OSTP, CEQ, the Department of Transportation, HHS, USDA, national climate policy, could examine all federal programs and policies on climate change research

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SAN FRANCISCO ESTUARY INSTITUTE 7770 Pardee Lane, 2nd Floor | Oakland, CA 94621 | 510-746-7334 | www.sfei.org  

E-print Network

SAN FRANCISCO ESTUARY INSTITUTE 7770 Pardee Lane, 2nd Floor | Oakland, CA 94621 | 510. Franz1 , D. L. Stevens Jr.2 [ 1 San Francisco Estuary Institute, Oakland, CA 94621 2 Oregon State Results The Regional Monitoring Program for Trace Substances in the San Francisco Estuary (RMP

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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

341

Water-quality screening-model framework for estuaries: Preliminary application to Long Island Sound  

SciTech Connect

The screening model framework has been developed as part of NOAA's evolving National Estuaries Program (NEP) to provide 'first cut' order of magnitude assessments of resource-use problems and issues affecting marine resource development and conservation throughout the entire Nation. It uses readily available information and is generally designed for easy application to any system. The model is diagnostic in nature and does not replace the need for more sophisticated predictive modeling. It serves as a yardstick against which to assess relatively quickly and inexpensively alternative estuarine management strategies on a basinwide basis, and provides guidance in the development of more advanced modeling approaches that may be needed. The report describes briefly the Phase I application of NOAA's Water Quality Model Framework to Long Island Sound in support of EPA's Region 1 Bays Program. It addresses the pollutant transport behavior of the system as it is reflected in the distribution of salinity within the sound under varying hydrodynamic assumptions.

Not Available

1986-06-01

342

Proceedings of the 2009 National Toxicology Program Satellite Symposium.  

PubMed

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

2010-01-01

343

Modeling National Impacts for the Building America Program  

SciTech Connect

In this paper we present a model to estimate the nationalenergy and economic impacts of the Department of Energy Building Americaprogram. The program goal is to improve energy performance in newresidential construction, by working with builders to design andconstruct energy-efficient homes at minimal cost. The model is anadaptation of the method used to calculate the national energy savingsfor appliance energy efficiency standards. The main difference is thatthe key decision here is not the consumer decision to buy anefficienthouse, but rather the builder decision to offer such a house inthe market. The builder decision is treated by developing a number ofscenarios in which the relative importance of first costs vs. energysavings is varied.

Coughlin, Katie M.; McNeil, Michael A.

2006-06-15

344

Proceedings of the 2012 National Toxicology Program Satellite Symposium.  

PubMed

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

2013-02-01

345

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

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75 FR 82037 - National Protection and Programs Directorate; President's National Security Telecommunications...  

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...President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee AGENCY: National...President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) will...security and emergency preparedness telecommunications policy. The new NSTAC Chair,...

2010-12-29

347

REGIONAL TRANSPORT AND SECONDARY SPREAD OF INVASIVE SPECIES ACROSS PACIFIC ESTUARIES  

EPA Science Inventory

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

348

Keeping America's RVs on the Road: How the Recreation Vehicle Industry Created a National Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Recreational Vehicle Technical Institute offers a 35-credit-hour service technician training program at 12 national sites. Recreational vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, and dealers donate equipment and advise schools on course development. (SK)

Reiber, William B.

1992-01-01

349

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

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...Docket No. FBI 150] FBI Records Management Division; National Name Check...background checks of the Central Records System (CRS) through the National...Check Program (NNCP) of the Records Management Division (RMD). The...

2011-02-02

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

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2010-05-06

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78 FR 60874 - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Personal Protective Technology Program and...  

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

SciTech Connect

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

Garono, Ralph; Anderson, Becci; Robinson, Rob

2003-10-01

353

45 CFR 2510.10 - What are the purposes of the programs and activities of the Corporation for National and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...What are the purposes of the programs...National and Community Service? 2510...NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE OVERALL PURPOSES AND DEFINITIONS...national and community service programs and...achieve other purposes...

2010-10-01

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Fire Protection Research Program at Sandia National Laboratories  

SciTech Connect

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

Klamerus, L.J.

1980-01-01

355

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

356

75 FR 54789 - AmeriCorps National Service Program  

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42 CFR 488.6 - Other national accreditation programs for hospitals and other providers and suppliers.  

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...requirements of this subpart, a national accreditation program for hospitals; psychiatric hospitals; transplant centers, except for kidney transplant centers; SNFs; HHAs; ASCs; RHCs; CORFs; hospices; religious nonmedical health...

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...requirements of this subpart, a national accreditation program for hospitals; psychiatric hospitals; transplant centers, except for kidney transplant centers; SNFs; HHAs; ASCs; RHCs; CORFs; hospices; religious nonmedical health...

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...requirements of this subpart, a national accreditation program for hospitals; psychiatric hospitals; transplant centers, except for kidney transplant centers; SNFs; HHAs; ASCs; RHCs; CORFs; hospices; religious nonmedical health...

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42 CFR 488.6 - Other national accreditation programs for hospitals and other providers and suppliers.  

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Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...requirements of this subpart, a national accreditation program for hospitals; psychiatric hospitals; transplant centers, except for kidney transplant centers; SNFs; HHAs; ASCs; RHCs; CORFs; hospices; religious nonmedical health...

2011-10-01

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75 FR 9608 - National Protection and Programs Directorate; Technical Assistance Request and Evaluation  

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2010-01-05

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Howard J. Diamond, U.S. GCOS Program Manager, National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  

E-print Network

Howard J. Diamond, U.S. GCOS Program Manager, National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Director, World Data Center for Meteorology Tel : +1-301-427-2475 ; e-mail : howard.diamond@noaa.gov Expertise and Interest Project Management Climate Observing

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

Cancer.gov

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

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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

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Sandia National Laboratories, California Air Quality Program annual report  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Leslee P. Gardizi; Richard Smith

2009-01-01

369

Outcomes of a National Environmental Edutainment Program in High Schools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Lappe, M. D.

2012-12-01

370

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

PubMed Central

The United States lacks a coherent national health program. Current programs leave major gaps in coverage and recently have become more restrictive. Influential policies that have failed to correct crucial problems of the health-care system include competitive strategies, corporate intervention, and public-sector cutbacks with bureaucratic expansion. A national health program that combines elements of national health insurance and a national health service is a policy that would help solve current health-care problems. Previous proposals for national health insurance contained weaknesses that would need correction under a national program. Based on the experiences of other economically advanced countries, a national health program could provide universal entitlement to health care while controlling costs and improving the health-care system through structural reorganization. Current proposals for a national health program contain several basic principles dealing with the scope of services, copayments, financing, cost controls, physician and professional associations, personnel and distribution, prevention, and participation in policy making. Support for a national health program is growing rapidly. Such a program would help protect all people who live in this country from unnecessary illness, suffering, and early death. PMID:2735021

Waitzkin, H

1989-01-01

371

Sandia National Laboratories, California Waste Management Program annual report : February 2009  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Brynildson; Mark E

2009-01-01

372

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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Monitoring Requirements Under the Estuary Restoration Act The Estuary Restoration Act directs NOAA to develop standard monitoring protocols for estuary  

E-print Network

Monitoring Requirements Under the Estuary Restoration Act The Estuary Restoration Act directs NOAA to develop standard monitoring protocols for estuary habitat restoration projects. This document summarizes critical elements must be included in monitoring plans for projects supported by Estuary Restoration Act

US Army Corps of Engineers

374

Ecology of estuaries: Anthropogenic effects  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kennish; Michael J. Kennish

1992-01-01

375

SAN FRANCISCO ESTUARY INSTITUTE CONTRIBUTION  

E-print Network

Williams San Francisco Estuary Institute In collaboration with San Francisco Estuary partners including: Heather Kerkering1 , Chris Farrar2 and Collin Eagles-Smith2 1 Central and Northern California Ocean Network Pilot Study Report Katie Harrold, Sarah Lowe, Mike Connor, and Meredith Williams (San Francisco

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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

377

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

378

A National Program for Analysis of the Climate System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Perhaps the single greatest roadblock to fundamental advances in our understanding of climate variability and climate change is the lack of robust and unbiased long-term global observations of the climate system. Such observations are critical for the identification and diagnosis of climate variations, and provide the constraints necessary for developing and validating climate models. The first generation of reanalysis efforts, by using fixed analysis systems, eliminated the artificial climate signals that occurred in analyses generated at the operational numerical weather prediction centers. These datasets are now widely used by the scientific community in a variety of applications including atmosphere-ocean interactions, seasonal prediction, climate monitoring, the hydrological cycle, and a host of regional and other diagnostic studies. These reanalyses, however, had problems that made them sub-optimal or even unusable for some applications. Perhaps the most serious problem for climate applications was that, while the assimilation system remained fixed, changes in the observing systems did produce spurious changes in the perceived climate. The first generation reanalysis products also exposed problems with physical consistency of the products and the accurate representation of physical processes in the climate system. Examples are bias in the estimates of ocean surface fluxes, and inadequate representation of polar hydrology. In this talk, I will describe some initial plans for a national program on reananlysis. The program is envisioned to be part of an on-going activity to maintain, improve, and reprocess our record of climate observations. I will discuss various issues affecting the quality of reanalyses, with a special focus on those relevant to the ocean.

Schubert, Siegfried; Arkin, Phil; Kalnay, Eugenia; Laver, James; Trenberth, Kevin

2002-01-01

379

Sandia National Laboratories, California Pollution Prevention Program annual report  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Janet S

2011-01-01

380

Sandia National Laboratories, California Pollution Prevention Program annual report  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Janet S. Harris; Laurie J. Farren

2010-01-01

381

Environmental Setting of the San Francisco Estuary  

E-print Network

r.a.lEidy 15 PArT II Environmental Setting of the San Francisco Estuary above diablo range, alameda EnvironmEntal SEtting of thE San franciSco EStUary 1 watershed Characteristics location, Size). Surface area of the Estuary is approximately 1,240 km2 (Conomos et al., 1985). It is an inland estuary

382

ACROCHEMICAL AND NUTRIENT IMPACTS ON ESTUARIES AND OTHER AQUATIC SYSTEMS  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

This paper summarizes the Agrochemical and Nutrient Impacts on Estuaries Symposium held at the 220th American Chemical Society National Meeting. The focus of the symposium was to highlight on-going research efforts to understand estuarine function and pollutant fate in these important ecosystems. E...

383

Estuaries May Face Increased Parasitism as Sea Levels Rise  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Invertebrates in estuaries could be at a greater risk of parasitism as climate change causes sea levels to rise. A new paper published 8 December in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (doi:10.1073/pnas.1416747111) describes how rapid sea level rise in the Holocene affected the population of parasitic flatworms called trematodes.

Wendel, JoAnna

2014-12-01

384

Proceedings of the 2014 national toxicology program satellite symposium.  

PubMed

The 2014 annual National Toxicology Program (NTP) Satellite Symposium, entitled "Pathology Potpourri" was held in Washington, D.C., in advance of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology's 33rd annual meeting. The goal of this annual 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 and discussion. Some lesions and topics covered during the symposium included a pulmonary mucinous adenocarcinoma in a male B6C3F1 mouse; plexiform vasculopathy in Wistar Han (Crl:WI[Han]) rats; staging of the estrous cycle in rats and mice; peri-islet fibrosis, hemorrhage, lobular atrophy and inflammation in male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats; retinal dysplasia in Crl:WI[Han] rats and B6C3F1 mice; multicentric lymphoma with intravascular microemboli and tumor lysis syndrome, and 2 cases of myopathy and vascular anomaly in Tg.rasH2 mice; benign thymomas in Crl:WI[Han] rats; angiomatous lesions in the mesenteric lymph nodes of Crl:WI[Han] rats; an unusual foveal lesion in a cynomolgous monkey; and finally a series of nomenclatures challenges from the endocrine International Harmonization of Nomenclature and Diagnostic Criteria (INHAND) Organ Working Group (OWG). PMID:25385331

Elmore, Susan A; Cora, Michelle C; Gruebbel, Margarita M; Hayes, Schantel A; Hoane, Jessica S; Koizumi, Haruko; Peters, Rachel; Rosol, Thomas J; Singh, Bhanu P; Szabo, Kathleen A

2015-01-01

385

Proceedings of the 2010 National Toxicology Program Satellite Symposium  

PubMed Central

The 2010 annual National Toxicology Program (NTP) Satellite Symposium, entitled “Pathology Potpourri,” was held in Chicago, Illinois, in advance of the scientific symposium sponsored jointly by the Society of Toxicologic Pathology (STP) and the International Federation of Societies of Toxicologic Pathologists (IFSTP). The goal of the annual 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 voting or discussion. Some topics covered during the symposium included a comparison of rat and mouse hepatocholangiocarcinoma, a comparison of cholangiofibrosis and cholangiocarcinoma in rats, a mixed pancreatic neoplasm with acinar and islet cell components, an unusual preputial gland tumor, renal hyaline glomerulopathy in rats and mice, eosinophilic substance in the nasal septum of mice, INHAND nomenclature for proliferative and nonproliferative lesions of the CNS/PNS, retinal gliosis in a rat, fibroadnexal hamartoma in rats, intramural plaque in a mouse, a treatment-related chloracne-like lesion in mice, and an overview of mouse ovarian tumors. PMID:21177527

Adams, E. Terence; Auerbach, Scott; Blackshear, Pamela E.; Bradley, Alys; Gruebbel, Margarita M.; Little, Peter B.; Malarkey, David; Maronpot, Robert; McKay, Jennifer S.; Miller, Rodney A.; Moore, Rebecca R.; Morrison, James P.; Nyska, Abraham; Ramot, Yuval; Rao, Deepa; Suttie, Andrew; Wells, Monique Y.; Willson, Gabrielle A.; Elmore, Susan A.

2011-01-01

386

Proceedings of the 2013 National Toxicology Program Satellite Symposium.  

PubMed

The 2013 annual National Toxicology Program (NTP) Satellite Symposium, entitled "Pathology Potpourri," was held in Portland, Oregon, in advance of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology's 32nd 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 and discussion. Some lesions and topics covered during the symposium included a caudal tail vertebra duplication in mice; nephroblastematosis in rats; ectopic C cell tumor in a hamster; granular cell aggregates/tumor in the uterus of a hamster; Pneumocystis carinii in the lung of a rat; iatrogenic chronic inflammation in the lungs of control rats; hepatoblastoma arising within an adenoma in a mouse; humoral hypercalcemia of benignancy in a transgenic mouse; acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity in rats; electron microscopy images of iatrogenic intraerythrocytic inclusions in transgenic mice; questionable hepatocellular degeneration/cell death/artifact in rats; atypical endometrial hyperplasia in rats; malignant mixed Müllerian tumors/carcinosarcomas in rats; differential diagnoses of proliferative lesions of the intestine of rodents; and finally obstructive nephropathy caused by melamine poisoning in a rat. PMID:24334674

Elmore, Susan A; Boyle, Michael C; Boyle, Molly H; Cora, Michelle C; Crabbs, Torrie A; Cummings, Connie A; Gruebbel, Margarita M; Johnson, Crystal L; Malarkey, David E; McInnes, Elizabeth F; Nolte, Thomas; Shackelford, Cynthia C; Ward, Jerrold M

2014-01-01

387

Proceedings of the 2013 National Toxicology Program Satellite Symposium  

PubMed Central

The 2013 annual National Toxicology Program (NTP) Satellite Symposium, entitled “Pathology Potpourri” was held in Portland, Oregon in advance of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology's 32nd 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 and discussion. Some lesions and topics covered during the symposium included a caudal tail vertebra duplication in mice; nephroblastematosis in rats; ectopic C cell tumor in a hamster; granular cell aggregates/tumor in the uterus of a hamster; Pneumocystis carinii in the lung of a rat; iatrogenic chronic inflammation in the lungs of control rats; hepatoblastoma arising within an adenoma in a mouse; humoral hypercalcemia of benignancy in a transgenic mouse; acetaminophen induced hepatoxicity in rats; electron microscopy images of iatrogenic intraerythrocytic inclusions in transgenic mice; questionable hepatocellular degeneration/cell death/artifact in rats; atypical endometrial hyperplasia in rats; malignant mixed Müllerian tumors/carcinosarcomas in rats; differential diagnoses of proliferative lesions the intestine of rodents; and finally obstructive nephropathy caused by melamine poisoning in a rat. PMID:24334674

Elmore, Susan A.; Boyle, Michael C.; Boyle, Molly H.; Cora, Michelle C.; Crabbs, Torrie A.; Cummings, Connie A.; Gruebbel, Margarita M.; Johnson, Crystal L.; Malarkey, David E.; McInnes, Elizabeth F.; Nolte, Thomas; Shackelford, Cynthia C.; Ward, Jerrold M.

2014-01-01

388

Evaluating a National Science and Technology Program Using the Human Capital and Relational Asset Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

389

NELDstory: The First Three Years of the National Extension Leadership Development Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the National Extension Leadership Development (NELD) Program. Section I offers interns' reflections on the meaning of NELD in Wisconsin. Section II is a history of NELD. Section III presents minutes of meetings of the National Advisory Committee. Sections IV-X provide overviews of the various programs offered through NELD in…

Adrian, Judith G.; And Others

390

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

391

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...

392

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

393

Sandia National Laboratories California Environmental Monitoring Program Annual Report.  

SciTech Connect

The annual program report provides detailed information about all aspects of the SNL/CA Environmental Monitoring Program for a given calendar year. It functions as supporting documentation to the SNL/CA Environmental Management System Program Manual. The 2006 program report describes the activities undertaken during the past year, and activities planned in future years to implement the Environmental Monitoring Program, one of six programs that supports environmental management at SNL/CA.

Holland, Robert C.

2007-03-01

394

76 FR 68160 - National Protection and Programs Directorate; Models To Advance Voluntary Corporate Notification...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute...110829543-1654-02] National Protection and Programs...Notification to Consumers Regarding the...Department of Commerce; Department...may be sent to Consumer_Notice_RFI...Department of Commerce and U.S...Secretary, National Protection and...

2011-11-03

395

National Assessment Program--Science Literacy Year 6 Report, 2006  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2003 the first nationally-comparable science assessment was designed, developed and carried out under the auspices of the national council of education ministers, the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA). In 2006 a second science assessment was conducted and, for the first time nationally, the…

Donovan, Jenny; Lennon, Melissa; O'Connor, Gayl; Morrissey, Noni

2008-01-01

396

Overview of national bird population monitoring programs and databases  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A number of programs have been set up to monitor populations of nongame migratory birds. We review these programs and their purposes and provide information on obtaining data or results from these programs. In addition, we review recommendations for improving these programs.

Butcher, G.S.; Peterjohn, B.; Ralph, C.J.

1993-01-01

397

Argonne National Laboratory Internal Appraisal Program environment, safety, health/quality assurance oversight  

SciTech Connect

Argonne National Laboratory`s Internal Appraisal Program has developed a quality assurance team member training program. This program has been developed to provide training to non-quality assurance professionals. Upon successful completion of this training and approval of the Internal Appraisal Program Manager, these personnel are considered qualified to assist in the conduct of quality assurance assessments. The training program has been incorporated into a self-paced, computerized, training session.

Winner, G.L.; Siegfried, Y.S.; Forst, S.P.; Meshenberg, M.J.

1995-06-01

398

SALUTE the KIDS - A Recognition Program For Children of the Army National Guard Soldiers  

E-print Network

SALUTE the KIDS A Recognition Program For Children of the Army National Guard Soldiers By Copyright 2012 Michele L. Rook Submitted to the graduate degree program in Architecture and the Graduate Faculty of the University of Kansas in partial... the Kids: A Recognition Program For Children of Army National Guard Soldiers Michele Rook, M.A Candidate, Design Management 2 Table of Contents Research Question...

Rook, Michele

2012-05-31

399

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

400

A Novel Approach for Evaluation of Water Quality Trends in Gulf Coast Estuaries  

EPA Science Inventory

Water quality data form the backbone of management programs aimed at protecting environmental resources. The increasing availability of long-term monitoring data for estuaries can improve detection of temporal and spatial changes in water quality. However, the relatively simple...

401

National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program annual report 1987 to the President and Congress  

SciTech Connect

The document reports on 1987 research activities of the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP). It outlines 1987 research highlights, future research activities, major deliverables, and the program's 1990 research objectives. Its seven substantive chapters cover NAPAP research in the areas of: Emissions and controls; Atmospheric chemistry; Atmospheric modeling and transport; Atmospheric deposition and air-quality monitoring; Terrestrial effects (on forests and crops); Aquatic effects; and Effects on materials and cultural resources. The document includes introductory materials on the National Program's organizational structure, efforts at research coordination, peer and program review activities, and budget. A complete listing of the program's 1987 publications is also included.

Not Available

1988-04-01

402

Review of "The September 11th Education Program: A National Interdisciplinary Curriculum"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A review of "The September 11th Education Program: A National Interdisciplinary Curriculum" reveals a sensitive and well-created program for the 5-12 social studies teacher to use in teaching about the challenging subject of 9/11. This program provides an opportunity for teachers to find a balance among understanding, critical analysis,…

Waterson, Robert A.; Jenne, Katherine

2011-01-01

403

The Collaborative Educational Programs of the National Association of Bank Women: Mechanisms for Career Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case description portrays the educational programs of the National Association of Bank Women designed to meet the special needs of women seeking advancement or career changes in the banking industry. After sketching several shorter programs, the case elaborates upon the collaborative Baccalaureate Degree Program in Management for Women, which…

Thomas, Kirk R.; Parker, L. Allen

404

NOAA's Climate Data Record Program at the National Climatic Data Center is  

E-print Network

NOAA's Climate Data Record Program at the National Climatic Data Center is leading NOAA Program www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdr What are Climate Data Records? Climate Data Records are created by merging into the future as trustworthy measures of climate change and variability. NOAA's Climate Data Record Program

405

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

EDGERTON, HAROLD A.

406

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.

407

Adherence to National Asthma Education and Prevention Program's "How Asthma-Friendly Is Your School?" Recommendations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School health policies and programs provide the framework for a safe and supportive environment for students with asthma. School Health Policies and Programs Study 2006 data were examined to assess whether schools nationwide have policies and programs consistent with the "How Asthma-Friendly Is Your School?" checklist from the National Asthma…

Jones, Sherry Everett; Wheeler, Lani S.; Smith, Alisa M.; McManus, Tim

2009-01-01

408

National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program" is a residential education and training program designed for youth ages 16 to 18 who have dropped out of or been expelled from high school. During the 22-week residential period, participants are offered GED preparation classes and other program services intended to promote positive youth development,…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2010

2010-01-01

409

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...

410

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.

411

Total mercury in sediments and in Brazilian Ariidae catfish from two estuaries under different anthropogenic influence.  

PubMed

Santos-São Vicente estuary, located in São Paulo State, Brazil, has a history of contamination by inorganic chemicals such as mercury (Hg). In the 1980s the Cubatão was considered one of the most polluted sites in the world as a consequence of the intense industrial activities located in the city close to the estuary. To provide data and evaluate the local biota, total mercury (THg) contents were determined in sediments and in fish, Cathorops spixii, from different areas of the Santos-São Vicente estuary. For comparison, samples were also collected in a non-polluted system with similar hydrochemistry characteristics, the Cananeia estuary. The water characteristics and THg levels in sediment and fish samples confirmed a high human influence in the Santos-São Vicente estuary. The lowest THg values, observed in Cananeia, were evidence of low anthropogenic influence. High values observed in Santos-São Vicente show the necessity for a monitoring program. PMID:22030105

Azevedo, Juliana S; Braga, Elisabete S; Favaro, Deborah T; Perretti, Adriana R; Rezende, Carlos Eduardo; Souza, Cristina Maria M

2011-12-01

412

Risk Assessment for National Natural Resource Conservation Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Mark Powell; James Wilson

1997-01-01

413

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...

414

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

415

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE SERVICE-LEARNING PROGRAM PURPOSES § 2515.10 What are the service-learning programs of the Corporation for National and Community Service? (a) There are...

2010-10-01

416

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Toxicology Program (NTP); Office of Liaison, Policy and Review...21, 2010. John R. Bucher, Associate Director, National Toxicology Program. [FR Doc. 2010-27424 Filed 10-28-10;...

2010-10-29

417

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...will meet on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at the National Press Club's Ballroom, 529 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20045...ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Press Club's Ballroom, 529 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC...

2010-03-25

418

77 FR 8089 - National Organic Program (NOP); Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...substance used in organic handling, unbleached lecithin, and removes bleached lecithin from the National List. DATES: Effective Date...of the National List regulations by removing Lecithin--bleached, and adding acidified sodium...

2012-02-14

419

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...proposed rule would also amend the annotation for lecithin--unbleached, and remove lecithin--bleached, from the National List. DATES...the National List by removing one substance (lecithin-- bleached). This proposed rule would...

2010-11-08

420

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

421

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

422

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

SciTech Connect

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

Sylves, R.T.

1991-01-01

423

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.

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

1997-01-01

424

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Budnitz

2006-01-01

425

Highlights about the NRC Project and Methodology The National Research Council produces an evaluation of the nation's graduate programs  

E-print Network

July 2010 Highlights about the NRC Project and Methodology The National Research Council produces on the NRC's methodology. The results are based on data collected for the 2005-06 academic year and earlier rankings. No one variable will be critical for all programs as the methodology allows for each field

Crews, Stephen

426

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

427

The need to establish a national patient safety program in Brazil.  

PubMed

The aim of the study was to promote reflection on the need to create a national incident notification system based on a brazilian patient safety program. Incidents in health care harm patients and encumber the health care system. Although a quality assessment program has been recently launched in health care institutions, the Brazilian Ministry of Health does not yet have a program which systematically assesses negative outcomes of health care. This article discusses the need to establish a national patient safety program in Brazil, aiming to promote a culture of patient safety and quality health care in the Brazilian Unified Health System. PMID:24346680

Capucho, Helaine Carneiro; Cassiani, Silvia Helena De Bortoli

2013-08-01

428

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...testing and calibration laboratories. NVLAP establishes laboratory accreditation programs...consistency with certain international standards and guidance...As a signatory to the International Laboratory Accreditation...

2011-12-20

429

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Management Agency 44 CFR Part 61 [Docket ID: FEMA-2010-0021] RIN 1660-AA70 National Flood...the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing a technical correction to the FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation...

2010-09-03

430

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Management Agency 44 CFR Part 61 [Docket ID: FEMA-2010-0021] RIN 1660-AA70 National Flood...Rulemaking, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) proposed a technical correction to the FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation...

2011-02-10

431

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program: Final Evaluation Report  

NSF Publications Database

... Follow-up Survey Questionnaire (PDF) 126kb (Word) 727kb 13. Appendix D: Institutions Included in the ... G: Tables Referenced in Text (PDF) 91kb (Word) 558kb 17. About the National Science Foundation (PDF ...

432

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

433

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Docket No. FBI 122] FBI Records Management Division National Name Check...System are performed by the Records Management Division. DATES: Effective...Check Program (NNCP) of the Records Management Division (RMD). The...

2010-05-06

434

76 FR 29747 - State Program Requirements; Proposal To Approve Maine's Base National Pollutant Discharge...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Approve Maine's Base National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitting...program to include the permitting of all discharges within the Indian territories of the...Passamaquoddy Tribe, with the exception of any discharges that qualified as ``internal...

2011-05-23

435

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

436

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 ...

437

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...

438

Los Alamos National Laboratory Science Education Programs. Quarterly progress report, April 1--June 30, 1995  

SciTech Connect

This report is quarterly progress report on the Los Alamos National Laboratory Science Education Programs. Included in the report are dicussions on teacher and faculty enhancement, curriculum improvement, student support, educational technology, and institutional improvement.

Gill, D.

1995-09-01

439

76 FR 40733 - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, (NIOSH), World Trade Center Health Program...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...for Disease Control and Prevention National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, (NIOSH), World Trade Center Health Program Science/Technical Advisory Committee (WTCHP-STAC) Correction: This notice was published in the...

2011-07-11

440

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...

441

75 FR 13550 - Office of Clinical and Preventive Services: National HIV Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...activities with the IHS National HIV Program; and (2) submit and share non-personally...Healthy People 2010 Objectives, and other HIV disease control activities...these activities will increase and sustain HIV screening. 2. Describe...

2010-03-22

442

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...

443

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.

444

Future technology aim of the National Aerospace Plane Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Technical areas where hypersonic technology programs outside NASP might offer assistance and participate in the NASP program are considered. These specific areas include airframe, technology opportunities for providing better performance and reduced weight, the NDV application of NASP technology, and engine propellant systems and subsystems.

Anderson, Charles W.

1993-01-01

445

Future technology aim of the National Aerospace Plane Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Technical areas where hypersonic technology programs outside NASP might offer assistance and participate in the NASP program are considered. These specific areas include airframe, technology opportunities for providing better performance and reduced weight, the NDV application of NASP technology, and engine propellant systems and subsystems.

Anderson, Charles W.

1993-06-01

446

Status of Latch-Key Programs: A National Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To determine the status of latchkey programs in the United States, a questionnaire requesting information on actual or pending latchkey programs and legislation was sent to each state superintendent of schools and the secretary of the education committee of the state legislatures in the 50 states. A content analysis of the questionnaire responses…

Reynolds, Ruth C.

447

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL/ENERGY WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT. POTABLE WATER PROGRAMS  

EPA Science Inventory

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

448

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL/ENERGY WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT. WATER/WASTEWATER PROGRAMS  

EPA Science Inventory

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

449

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

450

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

EPA Science Inventory

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

451

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

EPA Science Inventory

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

452

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

EPA Science Inventory

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

453

Estuary Restoration Act of 2000 Title I of Estuaries and Clean Waters Act of 2000  

E-print Network

Estuary Restoration Act of 2000 Title I of Estuaries and Clean Waters Act of 2000 Public Law 106 of Section 108 of the Estuary Restoration Act, Title I of P.L. 106-457 (Act). This report covers the fiscal years 2004 through 2006 and reflects the views of the Estuary Habitat Restoration Council (Council

US Army Corps of Engineers

454

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1996-01-01

455

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

456

The Brazilian National Graduate Program, Past, Present and Future: A Short Review  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article aims at presenting the current structure of the Brazilian National Graduate Program. It describes the development of the courses from their starting point in the Thirties focusing on the last six decades. It demonstrates that after the country set up the two national agencies to foster science and technology, CAPES and CNPq,…

De Sá Barreto, Francisco César; Domingues, Ivan; Borges, Mário Neto

2014-01-01

457

Development of sample handling procedures for foods under USDA's National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program (NFNAP) was implemented in 1997 to update and improve the quality of food composition data maintained in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. NFNAP was designed to sample and analyze fre...

458

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the NCGMP has supported geologic mapping efforts of more...listed in the National Geologic Mapping Act (Pub. L...hours. This includes the time for project conception...publically available at any time. While you can ask OMB...National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program....

2012-08-24

459

From Charity to Security: The Emergence of the National School Lunch Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the historical formation of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) in the United States and argues that programme emergence depended on the ability of policy entrepreneurs to link the economic concerns of agricultural production with the ideational concern of national security. Using a historical institutionalist framework…

Rutledge, Jennifer Geist

2015-01-01

460

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

461

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

462

Report The National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program: A decade of progress  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program (NFNAP) was designed to expand the quantity and improve the quality of data in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) food composition databases through the collection and analysis of nationally representative samples of foods and beverages. This paper describes some of the findings from the NFNAP and its impact on the food

David B. Haytowitz; Pamela R. Pehrsson; Joanne M. Holden

463

The National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program: A decade of progress  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program (NFNAP) was designed to expand the quantity and improve the quality of data in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) food composition databases through the collection and analysis of nationally representative samples of foods and beverages. This paper describes some of the findings from the NFNAP and its impact on the food

David B. Haytowitz; Pamela R. Pehrsson; Joanne M. Holden

2008-01-01

464

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

465

Quality-control materials in the USDA National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program (NFNAP)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nutrient Data Laboratory (NDL) develops and maintains the USDA National Nutrient Databank\\u000a System (NDBS). Data are released from the NDBS for scientific and public use through the USDA National Nutrient Database for\\u000a Standard Reference (SR) (http:\\/\\/www.ars.usda.gov\\/ba\\/bhnrc\\/ndl). In 1997 the NDL initiated the National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program (NFNAP) to update and expand its

Katherine M. Phillips; Kristine Y. Patterson; Amy S. Rasor; Jacob Exler; David B. Haytowitz; Joanne M. Holden; Pamela R. Pehrsson

2006-01-01

466

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...

467

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization: Find a Hospice Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Hospice Organization, "the oldest and largest nonprofit public benefit organization devoted exclusively to hospice care," provides a simple hospice database for the US. Enter the two letter postal abbreviation of the state you are interested in (or click on an interactive map), and hospice information is retrieved by county. Each entry contains hospice name, location, phone number, and contact information. National Hospice Organization members are indicated. State hospice organization contact information is also available. The NHO site provides background on the organization itself, a section on the basics of hospice, and twenty commonly asked questions about hospice.

468

36 CFR 230.32 - National program administration.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01...program administration. 230.32 Section 230.32 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE STATE AND PRIVATE...

2010-07-01

469

78 FR 20466 - National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Research (or General Research LRP), which includes...Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME...programs--health, Medical research. For reasons presented...Research (or General Research LRP), including...Council for Graduate Medical Education...

2013-04-05

470

77 FR 10455 - National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Research (or General Research LRP), which includes...Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME...programs--health, Medical research. For reasons presented...Research (or General Research LRP), including...Council for Graduate Medical Education...

2012-02-22

471

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.

472

MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN, THE CHILD PROGRAM OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH ACTIVITIES REPRESENTING EIGHT MAJOR PROGRAMS OF THE INSTITUTE ARE DESCRIBED IN TERMS OF MEETING THE NEEDS OF NORMAL CHILDREN IN NORMAL ENVIRONMENTS, PROVIDING EARLY TREATMENT OF MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL DISORDERS IN CHILDHOOD, AND DEVELOPING TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMS FOR SEVERELY DISTURBED CHILDREN.…

SEGAL, JULIUS

473

Freedom, Support, Authority, and Responsibility: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Program on Self-Determination.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Program in Self-Determination, a program facilitating change through the support of "learning community" grants to self-advocacy organizations and others. Local implementation is demonstrating creativity in establishing new tools of self-directed management of resources, listening to people,…

Shumway, Donald L.

1999-01-01

474

Improved Physical Fitness among Older Female Participants in a Nationally Disseminated, Community-Based Exercise Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: Strength training (ST) is an important health behavior for aging women; it helps maintain strength and function and reduces risk for chronic diseases. This study assessed change in physical fitness following participation in a ST program implemented and evaluated by community leaders. Method: The StrongWomen Program is a nationally

Seguin, Rebecca A.; Heidkamp-Young, Eleanor; Kuder, Julia; Nelson, Miriam E.

2012-01-01

475

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

476

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:

477

Improving the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in Uruguay: A National Renal Healthcare Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Uruguay has implemented a chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevention program. Aims: The objectives of the study are to assess the results of the National Renal Healthcare Program (NRHP). Methods: This study is a cohort study of nondialysis-registered patients from October 2004 to March 2008. We made a comparison between patients under nephrology care (NC) or the care of a

Emma Schwedt; Laura Solá; Pablo G. Ríos; Nelson Mazzuchi

2010-01-01

478

Community Collaboration in Developing a Culturally Relevant Alcohol Abuse Early Intervention Program for First Nation Youth  

Microsoft Academic Search

his paper details how researchers and community partners have combined results from quantitative and qualitative investigations to develop a program for preventing alcohol abuse in First Nation at-risk teens that are meaningful to the lives of these youth. This article focuses on the levels of theory and evidence which support the development of youth interventions. While this novel, innovative program

M. Nancy Comeau; Sherry H. Stewart; Christopher Mushquash; David Wojcik; Cheryl Bartlett; Murdena Marshall; Jerry Young; Doreen Stevens

479

Electric vehicles: Likely consequences of US and other nations` programs and policies  

SciTech Connect

This report examines international electric vehicle development and commercialization programs. The study encompassed a review of current barriers to widespread electric vehicle implementation, field visits in seven nations and the United States to examine electric vehicle programs and policies, and analyses of electric vehicle effects on economics, energy, and the environment.

Chan, Kwai-Cheung

1994-12-30

480

AT THE THRESHOLD: A NATIONAL CONSENSUS QUALITY SYSTEMS STANDARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS  

EPA Science Inventory

Since 1989, efforts have been under way by the Energy & Environmental Quality Division to develop a national consensus standard for quality systems for environmental programs. he proposed standard, ANSI/ASQC E4-19xx, Quality Systems Requirements for Environmental Programs, has ju...

481

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

482

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

483

Vision 2023: Turkey's national Technology Foresight Program: A contextualist analysis and discussion  

Microsoft Academic Search

Likewise many other developed and developing countries, a national Technology Foresight Program was carried out in Turkey under the name of Vision 2023. This paper analyzes and discusses the Vision 2023 Technology Foresight Program from a contextualist perspective. The contextualist perspective suggests relationships between the context, content and process of change; and thus proposes that any change activity should be

Ozcan Saritas; Erol Taymaz; Turgut Tumer

2007-01-01

484

Results of a National Survey of State Protective Services Programs: Assessing Risk and Defining Victim Outcomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

A national survey of state adult protective services programs (APS) was conducted to collect information about the current status of documentation systems, risk assessment protocols, and outcome measures in adult protective services interventions. Fifty responses were received from 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. The results highlight the wide variation in the state protective services programs, not only

Carolyn Stahl Goodrich

1997-01-01

485

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

486

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...

487

National Service Programs: Status of AmeriCorps Reform Efforts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study determined the status of the Corporation for National and Community Service reform efforts to improve AmeriCorps. Work focused on the reform efforts related to reducing costs. The study relied on funding data from the Corporation's grant data system on grant awards and expected funding matches from non-Corporation sources. Analysis…

General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.

488

Mingo National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Program: Teacher's Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A wide diversity of interesting plant and animal life can be observed and studied at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, the last sizeable example of the swampland which once covered millions of acres in the area. Many of the species here, such as the swamp rabbit, are rare elsewhere in the state. The refuge's archaeological and historical resources…

Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, Puxico, MO.

489

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

490

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...

491

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.

492

Keeping Track: National Disability Status and Program Performance Indicators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is the result of a year-long effort by the National Council on Disability (NCD) to identify valid federal data and to describe the status of the U.S. population of Americans with disabilities. During the past 30 years, advocates, policymakers, and a variety of public and private organizations have undertaken significant efforts to…

National Council on Disability, 2008

2008-01-01

493

Surveillance and response to drive the national malaria elimination program.  

PubMed

The national action plan for malaria elimination in China (2010-2020) was issued by the Chinese Ministry of Health along with other 13 ministries and commissions in 2010. The ultimate goal of the national action plan was to eliminate local transmission of malaria by the end of 2020. Surveillance and response are the most important components driving the whole process of the national malaria elimination programme (NMEP), under the technical guidance used in NMEP. This chapter introduces the evolution of the surveillance from the control to the elimination stages and the current structure of national surveillance system in China. When the NMEP launched, both routine surveillance and sentinel surveillance played critical role in monitoring the process of NMEP. In addition, the current response strategy of NMEP was also reviewed, including the generally developed "1-3-7 Strategy". More effective and sensitive risk assessment tools were introduced, which cannot only predict the trends of malaria, but also are important for the design and adjustment of the surveillance and response systems in the malaria elimination stage. Therefore, this review presents the landscape of malaria surveillance and response in China as well as their contribution to the NMEP, with a focus on activities for early detection of malaria cases, timely control of malaria foci and epidemics, and risk prediction. Furthermore, challenges and recommendations for accelerating NMEP through surveillance are put forward. PMID:25476882

Feng, Xin-Yu; Xia, Zhi-Gui; Vong, Sirenda; Yang, Wei-Zhong; Zhou, Shui-Sen

2014-01-01

494

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...NOAA, in consultation with the Council, developed the National Estuaries Restoration Inventory (NERI) (https://neri.noaa.gov/neri/), which maintains a database of information concerning estuarine habitat restoration projects...

2010-11-15

495

MACROINVERTEBRATE PROTOCOLS ON ESTUARIES IN NEW JERSEY  

EPA Science Inventory

Estuaries of the Atlantic coastal New Jersey extend from Newark Bay southward to Cape May Inlet. The rich diversities of habitats found in these estuaries provide important nursery areas for fish and marine invertebrates. Federal and state agencies routinely monitor estuaries fo...

496

Ecotone or Ecocline: Ecological Boundaries in Estuaries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two main ecological boundaries, ecotone and ecocline, have been defined in landscape ecology. At this scale, the estuary represents a boundary between rivers and the sea, but there has been no attempt to fit empirical data for estuaries to these boundary models. An extensive data set from the Thames estuary was analysed using multivariate techniques and species-range analysis, in order

M. J Attrill; S. D Rundle

2002-01-01

497

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

498

National Water-Quality Assessment Program - The Upper Mississippi River Basin  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In 1991, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. Department of the Interior, began a National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program. The long-term goals of the NAWQA program are to describe the status and trends of the quality of a large, representative part of the Nation?s surfaceand ground-water resources, and to identify the natural and human factors that affect the quality of these resources. Factors such as geomorphology, climate, hydrology, land use, and land cover that affect water-quality, are being studied relative to specific water-quality issues that affect large hydrologic regions of the United States. In addressing these goals, the NAWQA program will produce water-quality information that will be useful to policy makers and managers at the National, State, and local levels. Because it would be impractical to assess the water quality in the entire Nation, major activities of the NAWQA program take place within a set of hydrologic systems called study units. Study units at 60 locations comprise diverse hydrologic systems of river basins, aquifer systems, or both, ranging in size from 1,000 mi2 (square miles) to more than 60,000 mi2. These study units collectively encompass about 45 percent of the land area in the conterminous United States and represent 60 to 70 percent of the Nation?s water use and population served by public water supply.

Stark, J.R.

1994-01-01

499

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

500

Installation restoration program: Community relations plan. Minnesota Air National Guard 148th fighter wing  

SciTech Connect

This Community Relations Plan has been developed as part of the Air National Guard`s Installation Restoration Program for the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, Duluth, Minnesota. The Plan is part of the ongoing commitment by the Air National Guard to keep residents of the Duluth area informed about environmental restoration activities at the Duluth International Airport. The Plan describes the Installation Restoration Program and how it relates to the Minnesota Air National Guard, the environmental issues expressed by local residents, and the actions the Air National Guard will establish to maintain open and effective communications with its Duluth neighbors. The Air National Guard`s Installation Restoration Program is a nationwide effort to identify and resolve environmental problems that may have resulted from past practices or accidents on Air National Guard installations. These practices may have occurred years ago when the Air National Guard had limited knowledge of the environmental consequences associated with accidental spills or routine disposal of waste oils, cleaning solvents, fuels, and other substances.

NONE

1996-05-01