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  1. Reconnaissance study of late quaternary faulting along cerro GoDen fault zone, western Puerto Rico

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Mann, P.; Prentice, C.S.; Hippolyte, J.-C.; Grindlay, N.R.; Abrams, L.J.; Lao-Davila, D.

    2005-01-01

    The Cerro GoDen fault zone is associated with a curvilinear, continuous, and prominent topographic lineament in western Puerto Rico. The fault varies in strike from northwest to west. In its westernmost section, the fault is ???500 m south of an abrupt, curvilinear mountain front separating the 270- to 361-m-high La CaDena De San Francisco range from the Rio A??asco alluvial valley. The Quaternary fault of the A??asco Valley is in alignment with the bedrock fault mapped by D. McIntyre (1971) in the Central La Plata quadrangle sheet east of A??asco Valley. Previous workers have postulated that the Cerro GoDen fault zone continues southeast from the A??asco Valley and merges with the Great Southern Puerto Rico fault zone of south-central Puerto Rico. West of the A??asco Valley, the fault continues offshore into the Mona Passage (Caribbean Sea) where it is characterized by offsets of seafloor sediments estimated to be of late Quaternary age. Using both 1:18,500 scale air photographs taken in 1936 and 1:40,000 scale photographs taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1986, we iDentified geomorphic features suggestive of Quaternary fault movement in the A??asco Valley, including aligned and Deflected drainages, apparently offset terrace risers, and mountain-facing scarps. Many of these features suggest right-lateral displacement. Mapping of Paleogene bedrock units in the uplifted La CaDena range adjacent to the Cerro GoDen fault zone reveals the main tectonic events that have culminated in late Quaternary normal-oblique displacement across the Cerro GoDen fault. Cretaceous to Eocene rocks of the La CaDena range exhibit large folds with wavelengths of several kms. The orientation of folds and analysis of fault striations within the folds indicate that the folds formed by northeast-southwest shorTening in present-day geographic coordinates. The age of Deformation is well constrained as late Eocene-early Oligocene by an angular unconformity separating folDed, Deep-marine middle Eocene rocks from transgressive, shallow-marine rocks of middle-upper Oligocene age. Rocks of middle Oligocene-early Pliocene age above unconformity are gently folDed about the roughly east-west-trending Puerto Rico-Virgin Islands arch, which is well expressed in the geomorphology of western Puerto Rico. Arching appears ongoing because onshore and offshore late Quaternary oblique-slip faults closely parallel the complexly Deformed crest of the arch and appear to be related to exTensional strains focused in the crest of the arch. We estimate ???4 km of vertical throw on the Cerro GoDen fault based on the position of the carbonate cap north of the fault in the La CaDena De San Francisco and its position south of the fault inferred from seismic reflection data in Mayaguez Bay. Based on these observations, our interpretation of the kinematics and history of the Cerro GoDen fault zone incluDes two major phases of motion: (1) Eocene northeast-southwest shorTening possibly accompanied by left-lateral shearing as Determined by previous workers on the Great Southern Puerto Rico fault zone; and (2) post-early Pliocene regional arching of Puerto Rico accompanied by normal offset and right-lateral shear along faults flanking the crest of the arch. The second phase of Deformation accompanied east-west opening of the Mona rift and is inferred to continue to the present day. ?? 2005 Geological Society of America.

  2. Paleoseismic study of the South Lajas fault: First documentation of an onshore Holocene fault in Puerto Rico

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Prentice, C.S.; Mann, P.

    2005-01-01

    The island of Puerto Rico is located within the complex boundary between the North America and Caribbean plates. The relative motion along this boundary is dominantly left-lateral strike slip, but compression and extension are locally significant. Although tectonic models proposed for the region suggest the presence of onshore active faults in Puerto Rico, no faults with Holocene displacement have been documented on the island before this study. Current seismic hazard assessments primarily consider only the impact of distant, offshore seismic sources because onshore fault hazard is unknown. Our mapping and trenching studies demonstrate Holocene surface rupture on a previously undocumented fault in southwestern Puerto Rico. We excavated a trench across a scarp near the southern edge of the Lajas Valley that exposed a narrow fault zone disrupting alluvial deposits. Structural relations indicate valley-side-down fault slip, with a component of strike-slip motion. Radiocarbon analyses of organic material collected from the sediments suggest that the most recent surface rupture occurred during the past 5000 yr, but no minimum age has yet been established. This fault may be part of a larger fault zone that extends from the western end of the Lajas Valley toward Ponce, the second largest city in Puerto Rico. ?? 2005 Geological Society of America.

  3. Further Evidence for Medieval Faulting along the Puerto Rico Trench

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Atwater, B. F.; Ten Brink, U. S.; Fuentes, Z.; Halley, R. B.; Spiske, M.; Tuttle, M. P.; Wei, Y.

    2013-12-01

    Has the Antilles Subduction Zone produced thrust or outer-rise earthquakes east of Hispaniola? An affirmative answer is suggested by tiered evidence for overwash 120 km south of the Puerto Rico Trench. The evidence comes from Anegada, British Virgin Islands, 200 km east-northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. PREVIOUS FINDINGS* suggested that a medieval overwash event had greater geologic effects at Anegada than did a Lisbon(?) event, and that both events outrank recent storms. The medieval overwash, in AD 1200-1450, dislodged brain corals from a reef, moved them as much as 500 m across a shallow subtidal flat, and scattered them as solitary boulders as much as 1000 m inland. Gentler overwash in 1650-1800, called Lisbon(?) because it may represent the 1755 tsunami, laid down a sheet of sand and island-derived shells as much as 1500 m from the north shore. A recent hurricane of category 4 left no durable geologic record other than sandy fans within 40 m of the south shore. NEW FINDINGS reinforce the ranking medieval > Lisbon(?) > storm: (1) The medieval event washed ashore marine shells that the Lisbon(?) event did not. An articulated marine bivalve (Codakia orbicularis), probably deposited live, is part of an overwash fan 400 m inland from Windlass Bight. The shell dates to the same time window as the medieval coral boulders. Additional articulated Codakia shells and a conch shell adjoin the buried base of one of these coral boulders 1500 m south of the fringing reef from which the coral was probably derived. (2) Lisbon(?) overwash used breaches that the medieval event had cut through beach ridges of the north shore. The re-use is marked by sand: on the muddy floor of a partly filled breach, on an organic soil in another such breach, and on a pre-existing fan south of an area of beach-ridge dissection. The buried organic soil, inset into a old breach, is 500 m inland from an area, near Cow Wreck High Point, where young beach ridges may have been breached for the first time during the Lisbon(?) event. (3) A storm berm of coral rubble lies seaward of a field of coral boulders that marks the medieval overwash. The berm rises as much as 3 m above fair-weather high tides along Anegada's north shore at Soldier Wash, a sand-free stretch of coast 100 m from the fringing reef. The berm consists of imbricated, well-rounded fragments 15-30 cm in diameter on average. This rubble differs in preservation, size, and distribution from the brain-coral heads 1 m in diameter that the medieval overwash scattered hundreds of meters inland from Soldier Wash. *REFERENCES link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11069-010-9622-6; 2012 fall AGU abs OS32A-05 T41A-2562, and T41A-2566.

  4. Fault zone deformational constraints on Paleogene tectonic evolution in southern Puerto Rico

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    Erikson, J.P.; Pindell, J.L. ); Larue, D.K. )

    1991-03-01

    Paleogene deformation in south central Puerto Rico of Cretaceous-Eocene volcaniclastic sediments and volcanic rocks is characterized by west-northwest trending sinistral strike-slip faults, northeast directed thrusts, and fault-related mesoscopic folds. A west-northwest trending belt of predominantly Eocene age sediments is flanked by Upper Cretaceous rocks; a 8-15 km wide fault zone is spatially coincident with this lithologic belt. Structural data and deformational style indicate that the area is a sinistrally transpressive, slightly north vergent, asymmetric flower structure, of which the upper portion is presently exposed in the belt of predominantly Eocene sediments. Deformational characteristics, in combination with sedimentary and tectonic evidence, constrain evolutionary scenarios of the fault zone (specifically, age and amount of displacement) and the northeastern Caribbean, as discussed herein.

  5. Recycling in Puerto Rico

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    McAdams, C.L.

    1996-05-01

    The commonwealth of Puerto Rico has never had a traditional, centrally organized solid waste management system. In the past, municipalities provided service for their own residents and the island used 62 unlined landfills. In April 1994, 32 of those landfills closed. A study released in 1995 found that residents of Puerto Rico generate 8,100 tons of waste each day, at a per capita rate of 4.9 pounds per day. A solid waste management strategy unveiled with much fanfare early last year included plans to build an integrated system of collection, transfer stations, and disposal sites. These sites would be market-driven by recycling and hinged on partnerships between the public and private sectors and public education. A key to Puerto Rico`s plan was investment by the private sector.

  6. University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Sea Grant University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Contaminant and Erosion Control Baseline Database for the Puerto Mosquito Watershed, Vieques, PR Progress Report Submitted by Department, roy@cacique.uprm.edu #12;2 Project Summary Puerto Mosquito Bay is one of the most magnificent

  7. COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    (DNER) of Puerto Rico is hereby responding to the notice published by the Department of Defense - U and modifications to authorized USACE water resources development projects or feasibility studies. This notice act as the main sponsor with support from individual municipalities where project development would

  8. A Newly Recognized, 460 km Long and Arcuate, Right-Lateral Strike-Slip Fault Traversing Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Loureiro, P.; Mann, P.

    2014-12-01

    We use 830 km of seismic reflection lines and 94,000 km2 of high-resolution multibeam bathymetry to identify a 460-km-long and semi-arcuate strike-slip fault that can be traced to the southwest from the Mona rift west of Puerto, across the onland area of south-central Puerto Rico (Cerro Goden and Great Southern Puerto Rico fault zones), across the Whiting basin southeast of Puerto Rico, across the Virgin Islands basin and to the northeast along the Anegada Passage and Tortola ridge. On multibeam and seismic reflection data the fault is active based on a continuous seafloor scarp ranging in height from 10 to 40 m. Seismic profiles show that the fault is alternatively downthrown to the north and south typical of strike-slip faults. The sense of most recent strike-slip offset on the fault is right-lateral based on offsets at 4 localities that range from 1.5 to3.5 km. Shallow earthquake swarms are associated with the fault trace in the Virgin Islands area but large segments of the fault are aseismic and appear locked. We propose that this fault system forms the southern boundary of an actively CCW-rotating Puerto Rico microplate that is driven by oblique, left-lateral shear of the North America-Caribbean plate boundary. The northern edge of the microplate is inferred to follow left-lateral faults known in the Puerto Rico trench (Bunce and Bowin fault zones) that close the loop around the crudely circular microplate in the area of the Mona rift. We have modeled these boundaries of the rotating block using the Defnode method of finite elements constrained by GPS and earthquake slip vectors.

  9. PUERTO RICO AND THE PUERTO RICANS.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    STERNAU, HERBERT

    PUERTO RICO WAS DISCOVERED BY CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS IN 1493. THE PROCESS OF COLONIZATION BEGAN IN 1508, WITH THE ARRIVAL OF PONCE DE LEON AND HIS SPANISH SOLDIERS. PUERTO RICO WAS GOVERNED BY SPAIN FOR ABOUT 400 YEARS, AND THE GREAT MASS OF PEOPLE REMAINED POVERTY-STRICKEN, UNDERNOURISHED, AND ILLITERATE. THE ISLAND WAS CEDED TO THE UNITED STATES…

  10. Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute

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    Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2013 Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 20131 #12;Introduction The Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute (PRWRERI) is located

  11. Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute

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    Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2014 Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 20141 #12;Introduction The Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute (PRWRERI) is located

  12. Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute

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    Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2012 Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 20121 #12;Introduction The Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute (PRWRERI) is located

  13. The northwest trending north Boquerón Bay-Punta Montalva Fault Zone; A through going active fault system in southwestern Puerto Rico

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    Roig?Silva, Coral Marie; Asencio, Eugenio; Joyce, James

    2013-01-01

    The North Boquerón Bay–Punta Montalva fault zone has been mapped crossing the Lajas Valley in southwest Puerto Rico. Identification of the fault was based upon detailed analysis of geophysical data, satellite images, and field mapping. The fault zone consists of a series of Cretaceous bedrock faults that reactivated and deformed Miocene limestone and Quaternary alluvial fan sediments. The fault zone is seismically active (local magnitude greater than 5.0) with numerous locally felt earthquakes. Focal mechanism solutions suggest strain partitioning with predominantly east–west left-lateral displacements with small normal faults striking mostly toward the northeast. Northeast-trending fractures and normal faults can be found in intermittent streams that cut through the Quaternary alluvial fan deposits along the southern margin of the Lajas Valley, an east–west-trending 30-km-long fault-controlled depression. Areas of preferred erosion within the alluvial fan trend toward the west-northwest parallel to the onland projection of the North Boquerón Bay fault. The North Boquerón Bay fault aligns with the Punta Montalva fault southeast of the Lajas Valley. Both faults show strong southward tilting of Miocene strata. On the western end, the Northern Boquerón Bay fault is covered with flat-lying Holocene sediments, whereas at the southern end the Punta Montalva fault shows left-lateral displacement of stream drainage on the order of a few hundred meters.

  14. HINTS Puerto Rico: Final Report

    Cancer.gov

    This final report describes HINTS implementation in Puerto Rico. The report addresses sampling; staffing, training and management of data collection; calling protocol; findings from the CATI Operations, and sample weights.

  15. The Puerto Rico Photonics Institute

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Friedman, Jonathan S.

    2014-07-01

    We have founded the Puerto Rico Photonics Institute (PRPI) in the Barceloneta, Puerto Rico campus of the Universidad Metropolitana. PRPI is established to provide opportunities in education, training and research and is unique in Puerto Rico. There are two initial focus areas of research and education: aerospace photonics and remote sensing. In particular, we will conduct studies and research and development in two particular fields: laser gyroscopes and similar technologies, and atmospheric remote sensing. PRPI has established local collaborations with the Arecibo Observatory and Honeywell Aerospace. Outside of Puerto Rico, PRPI collaborators include the University of Central Florida (CREOL), University of Arizona (OSC), University of Dayton (UD), Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), Scientific Solutions, Inc. (SSI), Atmospheric and Space Technology Research Associates (ASTRA), and the MIT Draper Laboratory. These organizations will help PRPI to: 1) establish its curriculum, provide research opportunities for PRPI students, 2) participate in faculty exchange programs, and 3) build its own research and development programs. PRPI will have educational and training programs for both Associate and Masters degrees, as well as a Certificate in Optics and Photonics for undergraduate science and engineering majors and professional engineers. PRPI is supported by UMET's parent institution, the Ana G. Mendez University System (SUAGM), the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PRST), and the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO).

  16. Puerto Rico Tsunami Warning and Mitigation Program

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    Huerfano, V. A.; Mercado, A.; von Hillebrandt, C. G.

    2003-12-01

    The circum-Caribbean region has a documented history of large damaging tsunamis that have affected coastal areas, including the events of the Virgin Islands in 1867 and Mona Passage in 1918. These tsunamis have been triggered by large tsunamigenic earthquakes that deformed the ocean floor. The seismic water waves originating in the prominent fault system around PR are considered to be a near-field hazard for Puerto Rico and the Virgin islands (PR/VI) because they can reach coastal areas within a few minutes after the earthquake. Sources for regional and tele tsunamis have also been identified. To help mitigate the risk of potential tsunamis on the coastal communities of Puerto Rico, with initial funding from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), the Puerto Rico Tsunami Warning and Mitigation Program (PRTWMP) was established in 2000. Three of the main tasks are to evaluate the possibility of establishing a Tsunami Warning System (TWS), prepare tsunami flood maps and education. The need to establish a system of rapid notification for tsunami alerting in the Caribbean region has been recognized by the emergency management and scientific community. Presently, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network (PRSN) of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayag\\x81ez is establishing a Tsunami Warning System (TWS) for PR/VI. Part of the TWS is the EarlyBird system, developed by the West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, which has been running in the PRSN since January, 2003. This program automatically locates and disseminates information on potentially tsunamigenic earthquakes. Also, the existing protocol for exchanging data and information on potentially tsunamigenic events in the PR/VI is currently being reviewed by the concerned institutions. Tsunami flood maps were prepared for all of Puerto Rico, including the island municipalities of Vieques and Culebra. These flood maps were generated in three phases. First, hypothetical tsunami scenarios on the basis of the parameters of potential underwater earthquakes were developed. Secondly, each of these earthquakes source scenarios was simulated. The third step was to determine the worst case scenario for a tectonically generated tsunami throughout Puerto Rico. The runups were drawn on GIS referenced topographic maps and aerial photographs. These products are being used by the local, state and federal emergency managers to educate the public and develop mitigation strategies. Based on these maps tsunami warning signs are being installed throughout the potentially affected zones and are a very important component of the TWS.

  17. University of Puerto Rico, at Mayagez Puerto Rico Water Resources and

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    University of Puerto Rico, at Mayagüez Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute PRWRERI is... The Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute (PRWRERI) is one of 54 similar research centers in the 50 States of U.S., DC, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Guam

  18. PUERTO RICO WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    PUERTO RICO WATER RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FY 2011 WATER. #12;RFP Water Resources Research Grant State Program FY2009 1 PUERTO RICO WATER RESOURCES resources problems of state and regional significance. The research priority areas for Puerto Rico

  19. 40 CFR 81.355 - Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Puerto Rico. 81.355 Section 81.355 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Section 107 Attainment Status Designations § 81.355 Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico—SO2 Designated area...

  20. 40 CFR 81.355 - Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Puerto Rico. 81.355 Section 81.355... AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Section 107 Attainment Status Designations § 81.355 Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico—SO2 Designated area Does not meet primary standards Does not meet secondary standards...

  1. 40 CFR 81.355 - Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Puerto Rico. 81.355 Section 81.355... AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Section 107 Attainment Status Designations § 81.355 Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico—SO2 Designated area Does not meet primary standards Does not meet secondary standards...

  2. POSSIBILITIES for OYSTER CULTURE in PUERTO RICO

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    POSSIBILITIES for OYSTER CULTURE in PUERTO RICO and the VIRGIN ISLANDS Marine Bioio 'i- «I FEB 1 3 OF THE INTERIOR FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE ^ #12;#12;POSSIBILITIES for OYSTER CULTURE in PUERTO RICO and the VIRGIN, Director Special Soientiflo Report - Fisheries No. 9 POSSIBILITIES FOR OYSTER CULTURE IN PUERTO RICO

  3. University of Puerto Rico Mayagez Campus

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department of Geology + Spectral Analyses and Sedimentation of the West Coast Beaches of Puerto Rico Undergraduate Research Final, and mineralogy along the west coast of Puerto Rico. These sand sediments were sampled at different geologic

  4. University of Puerto Rico Mayagez Campus

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    Cruz-Pol, Sandra L.

    University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering UPRM University of Texas-Austin Iow a State University of Michigan ***University of Puerto Rico North Carolina STATE UNIV. OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY CORNELL UNIV UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO STUDENTS Number of Engineering

  5. 40 CFR 81.355 - Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Puerto Rico. 81.355 Section 81.355... AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Section 107 Attainment Status Designations § 81.355 Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico—SO2 Designated area Does not meet primary standards Does not meet secondary standards...

  6. Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute

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    Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2011 Puerto Rico Water Resources & Environmetal Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 20111 #12;Introduction The PRWRERI is an integral part of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. As such, it acts

  7. Applications of Remote Sensing Techniques to Identify Major Faults in the Island of Puerto Rico using SAR and SLAR images

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Rico using SAR and SLAR images Ashlyann Arana Morales1 , Daniel J. Mercado Rosario2 1 Bo Tanama 1B is encouraged, the Side-looking Airborne Radar (SLAR) in particular, is ideal to identify faults due to its the rock surface where the faults are expressed). The SLAR images were processed using the Environment

  8. 40 CFR 131.40 - Puerto Rico

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Puerto Rico 131.40 Section 131.40... Federally Promulgated Water Quality Standards § 131.40 Puerto Rico (a) Use designations for marine waters. In addition to the Commonwealth's adopted use designations, the following waterbodies in Puerto...

  9. Dos Puertorriquenos Visitan Puerto Rico (Two Puerto Ricans Visit Puerto Rico).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tuttle, Harry Grover

    These materials for Spanish instruction are based on the meeting and friendship of two Puerto Ricans arriving in Puerto Rico for visits to their hometowns, their discussions of Puerto Rican life, and a sightseeing tour of San Juan. Introductory passages to the visitors' dialogues are in English, and dialogues are in Spanish, with photographs,…

  10. Karst Map of Puerto Rico

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Aleman-Gonzalez, Wilma B., (compiler)

    2010-01-01

    This map is a digital compilation, combining the mapping of earlier geologists. Their work, cited on the map, contains more detailed descriptions of karst areas and landforms in Puerto Rico. This map is the basis for the Puerto Rico part of a new national karst map currently being compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey. In addition, this product is a standalone, citable source of digital karst data for Puerto Rico. Nearly 25 percent of the United States is underlain by karst terrain, and a large part of that area is undergoing urban and industrial development. Accurate delineations of karstic rocks are needed at scales suitable for national, State, and local maps. The data on this map contribute to a better understanding of subsidence hazards, groundwater contamination potential, and cave resources as well as serve as a guide to topical research on karst. Because the karst data were digitized from maps having a different scale and projection from those on the base map used for this publication, some karst features may not coincide perfectly with physiographic features portrayed on the base map.

  11. The Puerto Rico Healthcare Crisis.

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    Roman, Jesse

    2015-12-01

    The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is an organized nonincorporated territory of the United States with a population of more than 3.5 million U.S. citizens. The island has been the focus of much recent attention due to the recent default on its debt (estimated at more than $70 billion), high poverty rates, and increasing unemployment. Less attention, however, has been given to the island's healthcare system, which many believe is on the verge of collapsing. Healthcare makes up 20% of the Puerto Rican economy, and this crisis affects reimbursement rates for physicians while promoting the disintegration of the island's healthcare infrastructure. A major contributor relates to a disparity in federal funding provided to support the island's healthcare system when compared with that provided to the states in the mainland and Hawaii. Puerto Rico receives less federal funding for healthcare than the other 50 states and the District of Columbia even though it pays its share of social security and Medicare taxes. To make matters worse, the U.S. Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services is planning soon to implement another 11% cut in Medical Advantage reimbursements. This disparity in support for healthcare is considered responsible for ?$25 billion of Puerto Rico's total debt. The impact of these events on the health of Puerto Ricans in the island cannot be entirely predicted, but the loss of healthcare providers and diminished access to care are a certainty, and quality care will suffer, leading to serious implications for those with chronic medical disorders including respiratory disease. PMID:26551268

  12. La pedagogía teatral en Puerto Rico

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    Ramos Escobar, José Luis

    1993-10-01

    pedagogía teatral en Puerto Rico José Luis Ramos Escobar La enseñanza del arte dramático y el entrenamiento teatral en Puerto Rico han estado centralizados en el Departamento de Drama de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. Desde la creación de los primeros... sentido, se ha producido una experimentación con la teatralidad que va más allá de la metodología establecida. Debido a que en Puerto Rico no existe una Escuela de Teatro, son las universidades las que se han hecho cargo de la pedagogía teatral. Además...

  13. 33 CFR 80.738 - Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 false Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. 80.738 Section 80.738 Navigation...DEMARCATION LINES Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands § 80.738 Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. (a) Except inside lines...

  14. 33 CFR 80.738 - Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. 80.738 Section 80.738 Navigation...DEMARCATION LINES Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands § 80.738 Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. (a) Except inside lines...

  15. 33 CFR 80.738 - Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 false Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. 80.738 Section 80.738 Navigation...DEMARCATION LINES Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands § 80.738 Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. (a) Except inside lines...

  16. 33 CFR 80.738 - Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 false Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. 80.738 Section 80.738 Navigation...DEMARCATION LINES Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands § 80.738 Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. (a) Except inside lines...

  17. 33 CFR 80.738 - Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. 80.738 Section 80.738 Navigation...DEMARCATION LINES Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands § 80.738 Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. (a) Except inside lines...

  18. The neotectonic setting of Puerto Rico

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Masson, D.G.; Scanlon, Kathyryn M.

    1991-01-01

    The island of Puerto Rico, in the northeast Caribbean, lies within a broad deformation zone between the Caribbean and North American plates. The simplest model for the tectonic setting of Puerto Rico has major strike-slip movement on nearly east-west lines in the vicinity of the Puerto Rico Trench coupled to a small counterclockwise rotation of a Puerto Rico block within the broader plate boundary zone. This simple model is attractive because it predicts the tectonic regime south of Puerto Rico, and provides an explanation for a possible component of extension across the Puerto Rico Trench west of 65.5°W. GLORIA long-range sidescan sonar data and seismic reflection profiles have been used to test this model by mapping the major tectonic features across the plate boundary north and south of Puerto Rico. To the north, the new data help to resolve between conflicting models, of underthrusting or strike-slip motion at the Puerto Rico Trench. No direct evidence of compression is seen, although evidence for normal and strike-slip movement is abundant. This, combined with regional considerations, leads us to conclude that the main east-west-trending part of the Puerto Rico Trench between 65.5°W and 68°W lies within a strike-slip regime, although oblique convergence occurs both to the east and west where the plate boundary trends east-southeast. To the south of Puerto Rico, underthrusting of the Caribbean plate beneath the island decreases from west to east, and it is ultimately replaced by extension in the Virgin Islands Basin east of 65°W.

  19. Manatee mortality in Puerto Rico

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Mignucci-Giannoni, A. A.; Montoya-Ospina, R. A.; Jimenez-Marrero, N. M.; Rodriguez-Lopez, M.; Williams, E.H., Jr.; Bonde, R.K.

    2000-01-01

    The most pressing problem in the effective management of the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) in Puerto Rico is mortality due to human activities. We assessed 90 cases of manatee strandings in Puerto Rico based on historical data and a coordinated carcass salvage effort from 1990 through 1995. We determined patterns of mortality, including type of event, condition of carcasses, spatial and temporal distribution, gender, size/age class, and the cause of death. The spatial distribution of stranding events was not uniform, with the north, northeast, and south coasts having the highest numbers. Six clusters representing the highest incidence included the areas of Fajardo and Ceiba, Bahia de Jobos, Toa Baja, Guayanilla, Cabo Rojo, and Rio Grande to Luquillo. The number of reported cases has increased at an average rate of 9.6%/yr since 1990. The seasonality of stranding events showed a bimodal pattern, from February through April and in August and September. Most identified causes of death were due to human interaction, especially captures and watercraft collisions. Natural causes usually involved dependent calves. From 1990 through 1995, most deaths were attributed to watercraft collisions. A reduction in anthropogenic mortality of this endangered species can be accomplished only through education and a proactive management and conservation plan that includes law enforcement, mortality assessment, scientific research, rescue and rehabilitation, and inter- and intraagency cooperation.

  20. PREDICTING CARIBBEAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SENSITIVITY OF PUERTO RICO USING GIS

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    PREDICTING CARIBBEAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SENSITIVITY OF PUERTO RICO USING GIS ¹Loderay I.M. Bracero Marrero ¹University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus ²San Juan, Puerto Rico: loderay. This project used statistical and spatial analysis to study the archaeological site patterns in Puerto Rico

  1. 27 CFR 26.126 - Taxpayment in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Taxpayment in Puerto Rico..., DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS LIQUORS AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Liquors and Articles Purchased by Tourists in Puerto Rico § 26.126 Taxpayment in Puerto Rico. Liquors upon which...

  2. 33 CFR 80.738 - Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands... INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION RULES COLREGS DEMARCATION LINES Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands § 80.738 Puerto Rico and... apply on all other bays, harbors and lagoons of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (b) A...

  3. 33 CFR 80.738 - Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands... INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION RULES COLREGS DEMARCATION LINES Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands § 80.738 Puerto Rico and... apply on all other bays, harbors and lagoons of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (b) A...

  4. Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2010 Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2010 1 #12;Introduction The Puerto Rico Water of Puerto Rico. The Institute is one of 54 water research centers established throughout the United States

  5. 27 CFR 26.126 - Taxpayment in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Taxpayment in Puerto Rico..., DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ALCOHOL LIQUORS AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Liquors and Articles Purchased by Tourists in Puerto Rico § 26.126 Taxpayment in Puerto Rico. Liquors upon which...

  6. Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute http://prwreri.uprm.edu Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute, PO Box 9040, Mayaguez, PR 00681Puerto Rico://prwreri.uprm.edu Email: prwreri@uprm.eduURL: http://prwreri.uprm.edu Email: prwreri@uprm.edu Puerto Rico Water Resources

  7. 33 CFR 80.738 - Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands... INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION RULES COLREGS DEMARCATION LINES Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands § 80.738 Puerto Rico and... apply on all other bays, harbors and lagoons of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (b) A...

  8. 33 CFR 80.738 - Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands... INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION RULES COLREGS DEMARCATION LINES Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands § 80.738 Puerto Rico and... apply on all other bays, harbors and lagoons of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (b) A...

  9. TWO NEW SPECIES OF DICRANOCENTRUS FROM PUERTO RICO

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    Mari-Mutt, José A.

    TWO NEW SPECIES OF DICRANOCENTRUS FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (COLLEMBOLA: ENTOMOBRYIDAE) JOSE A. MARI M U T T Department of Biology University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Puerto Rico 00708 National Forest, Puerto Rico and Provincia La Vega, Dominican Republic, and D. zebratus from the latter

  10. Visualizacin de cambios en la costa de Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    Visualización de cambios en la costa de Puerto Rico Tania del Mar López Marrero1, 2, 3 , Monique Remota y Sistemas de Información Geográfica en Puerto Rico 9 de octubre de 2015 · Mayagüez, Puerto Rico las costa de Puerto Rico del año 1930 · Creación de herramienta de visualización · Hacer accesible la

  11. 27 CFR 26.126 - Taxpayment in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Taxpayment in Puerto Rico..., DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS LIQUORS AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Liquors and Articles Purchased by Tourists in Puerto Rico § 26.126 Taxpayment in Puerto Rico. Liquors upon which...

  12. Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2009 Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2009 1 #12;Introduction The Puerto Rico Water of Puerto Rico. The Institute is one of 54 water research centers established throughout the United States

  13. Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2007 Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2007 1 #12;Introduction The Puerto Rico Water-related research in Puerto Rico. Meetings, seminars, technical reports, and a quarterly newsletter are used

  14. Puerto Ricans in New Jersey, the United States, and Puerto Rico, 2014

    E-print Network

    Qiu, Weigang

    Puerto Ricans in New Jersey, the United States, and Puerto Rico, 2014 Issued November 2015 Centro for stateside Puerto Ricans (54.4%) and 19 percent points higher than it was in Puerto Rico, which had.6%, and much lower than the 18.9% unemploy- ment rate in Puerto Rico. · Earnings for Puerto Ricans in New

  15. Collisional zones in Puerto Rico and the northern Caribbean

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Laó-Dávila, Daniel A.

    2014-10-01

    Puerto Rico is an amalgamation of island arc terranes that has recorded the deformational and tectonic history of the North American-Caribbean Plate boundary. Four collisional zones indicate the contractional events that have occurred at the plate boundary. Metamorphism and deformation of Middle Jurassic to Early Cretaceous oceanic lithosphere during the Early Cretaceous indicate the earliest collisional event. Then, an ophiolitic mélange, mostly comprised of blocks of the metamorphosed oceanic lithosphere, was formed and emplaced in the backarc region during the Turonian-Coniacian deformational event. A possible collision with a buoyant block in the North American Plate caused late Maastrichtian-early Paleocene contraction that created fold-and-thrust belts and the remobilization and uplift of serpentinite bodies in the Southwest Block. Late Eocene-early Oligocene transpression was localized along the Southern and Northern Puerto Rico fault zones, which occur north and south of large granodiorite intrusions in the strong Central Block. The deformation was accommodated in pure shear domains of fold-and-thrust belts and conjugate strike-slip faults, and simple shear domains of large mostly left-lateral faults. In addition, it reactivated faults in the weak Southwest Block. This island-wide transpression is the result of a Greater Antilles arc and continental North American collision. The kinematic model of the structures described in Puerto Rico correlate with some structures in Hispaniola and Cuba, and shows how the northern boundary of the Caribbean Plate was shortened by collisions with continental lithosphere of the North American Plate throughout its history. The tectonic evolution of the Greater Antilles shows a history of collisions, in which the latest collision accretes Cuba to the North American Plate, reorganizes the plate boundary, and deforms with transpression Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. The latest collision in Puerto Rico shows the case in which an arc collides obliquely with buoyant crust producing left-lateral transpression and converges obliquely with dense oceanic lithosphere.

  16. 29 CFR 510.20 - Wage surveys in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Wage surveys in Puerto Rico. 510.20 Section 510.20 Labor... RICO Classification of Industries § 510.20 Wage surveys in Puerto Rico. (a) The legislative history to... qualify for an extended minimum wage phase-in, the government of Puerto Rico would be required to...

  17. 29 CFR 510.20 - Wage surveys in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Wage surveys in Puerto Rico. 510.20 Section 510.20 Labor... RICO Classification of Industries § 510.20 Wage surveys in Puerto Rico. (a) The legislative history to... qualify for an extended minimum wage phase-in, the government of Puerto Rico would be required to...

  18. 29 CFR 510.20 - Wage surveys in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Wage surveys in Puerto Rico. 510.20 Section 510.20 Labor... RICO Classification of Industries § 510.20 Wage surveys in Puerto Rico. (a) The legislative history to... qualify for an extended minimum wage phase-in, the government of Puerto Rico would be required to...

  19. 75 FR 2165 - Puerto Rico Disaster No. PR-00007

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-14

    ... [Disaster Declaration Nos. 12004 and 12005; Puerto Rico Disaster No. PR-00007] Puerto Rico Disaster No. PR... Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico dated 01/07/2010. Incident: Severe... adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Municipality: Aibonito. Contiguous Municipalities: Puerto...

  20. Puerto Ricans in New York, the United States, and Puerto Rico, 2014

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    Qiu, Weigang

    Puerto Ricans in New York, the United States, and Puerto Rico, 2014 Issued October 2015 Centro DS it is in Puerto Rico, which had an employment rate of 35.4%. The dis- parity in unemployment was equally stateside Puerto Ricans, at 11.6%, but much lower than the unemploy- ment rate in Puerto Rico of 18

  1. Puerto Ricans in Florida, the United States, and Puerto Rico, 2014

    E-print Network

    Qiu, Weigang

    Puerto Ricans in Florida, the United States, and Puerto Rico, 2014 Issued October 2015 Centro DS (54.9% and 54.4%, respectively) is about 20% higher than it is in Puerto Rico, at 35.4%. The disparity stateside Puerto Ricans, at 11.6%, but much lower than the unemployment rate in Puerto Rico--18

  2. Puerto Rico Strong Motion Seismic Network

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Huerta-Lopez, C. I.; Martínez-Cruzado, J. A.; Martínez-Pagan, J.; Santana-Torres, E. X.; Torres-O, D. M.

    2014-12-01

    The Puerto Rico Strong Motion Seismic Network is currently in charge of the operation of: (i) free-field (ff) strong motion stations, (ii) instrumented structures (STR) (Dams, Bridges, Buildings), and (iii) the data acquisition/monitoring and analysis of earthquakes considered strong from the point of view of their intensity and magnitude. All these instruments are deployed in the Puerto Rico Island (PRI), US-, and British-Virgin Islands (BVI), and Dominican Republic (DR). The Puerto Rico Island and the Caribbean region have high potential to be affected by earthquakes that could be catastrophic for the area. The Puerto Rico Strong Motion Seismic Network (actually Puerto Rico Strong Motion Program, PRSMP) has grown since 1970's from 7 ff strong motion stations and one instrumented building with analog accelerographs to 111 ff strong motion stations and 16 instrumented buildings with digital accelerographs: PRI: 88 ff, 16 STR., DR: 13 ff, BVI: 5 ff, 2 STR collecting data via IP (internet), DU (telephone), and stand alone stations The current stage of the PRSMP seismic network, the analysis of moderate earthquakes that were recorded and/or occurred on the island, results of the intensity distribution of selected earthquakes, as well as results of dynamic parameter identification of some of the instrumented structures are here presented.

  3. MISR Browse Images: Puerto Rico Dust Experiment (PRiDE)

    Atmospheric Science Data Center

    2013-04-02

    MISR Browse Images: Puerto Rico Dust Experiment (PRiDE) These MISR Browse ... a quick visual overview of the region observed during the Puerto Rico Dust Experiment (PRiDE) field campaign. PRiDE was a study of the ...

  4. QUANTIFYING SEDIMENT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE GUÁNICA BAY PUERTO RICO

    EPA Science Inventory

    The island of Puerto Rico faces considerable challenges regarding sustainable land use and effects of land use on adjacent freshwater and marine ecosystem services. In watersheds feeding Guánica Bay (southwestern Puerto Rico), increased soil erosion and sediment loading to strea...

  5. 75 FR 2165 - Puerto Rico Disaster No. PR-00007

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-14

    ...SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration Nos. 12004 and 12005; Puerto Rico Disaster No. PR-00007] Puerto Rico Disaster No. PR-00007 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION:...

  6. 26 CFR 1.1402(a)-9 - Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 12 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Puerto Rico. 1.1402(a)-9 Section 1.1402(a)-9...) INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Tax on Self-Employment Income § 1.1402(a)-9 Puerto Rico. (a) Residents. A resident of Puerto Rico, whether or not a bona fide resident thereof during the entire taxable year,...

  7. 75 FR 51294 - Puerto Rico Disaster # PR-00010

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-19

    ... Puerto Rico Disaster PR-00010 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of PUERTO RICO dated..., Las Piedras. Contiguous Municipalities: Puerto Rico: Canovanas, Humacao, Juncos, Luquillo,...

  8. 78 FR 3495 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00017

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-16

    ... Puerto Rico Disaster PR-00017 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Dated... Puerto Rico. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) Dated: January 3,...

  9. MAPPING BENTHIC COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWESTERN PUERTO RICO USING IKONOS

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    MAPPING BENTHIC COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWESTERN PUERTO RICO USING IKONOS Zayas-Santiago,Carmen C.1 and 2Department of Geology, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Abstract The Center for Subsurface. The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM) is an important partner of CenSSIS with a multidisciplinary

  10. 76 FR 59179 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-23

    ... Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 2... Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08/27/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/21/2011... the President's major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, dated 08/27/2011...

  11. 75 FR 69733 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00012

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-15

    ... Puerto Rico Disaster PR-00012 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 1. SUMMARY... the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1946-DR), dated 10/26/2010. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding... the State of Puerto Rico, dated 10/26/2010, is hereby amended to include the following areas...

  12. 26 CFR 1.1402(a)-9 - Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 12 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Puerto Rico. 1.1402(a)-9 Section 1.1402(a)-9...) INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Tax on Self-Employment Income § 1.1402(a)-9 Puerto Rico. (a) Residents. A resident of Puerto Rico, whether or not a bona fide resident thereof during the entire taxable year,...

  13. Land Tenure Development in Puerto Rico Cathy Bryan

    E-print Network

    Onsrud, Harlan J.

    1 Land Tenure Development in Puerto Rico Cathy Bryan Department of Spatial Information Science Company 147 Center Street Old Town, Maine 04468 ABSTRACT Puerto Rico is a country still in transition't for the multitude of U.S. aid sent to Puerto Rico every year it would still be one of the poorest countries

  14. 78 FR 4966 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00018

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-23

    ... Puerto Rico Disaster PR-00018 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico dated... which received an EIDL Declaration is Puerto Rico. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers...

  15. 76 FR 59179 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-23

    ... Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 3... Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08/27/2011. ] Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/21/2011... the Presidential disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of PUERTO RICO, dated 08/27/2011 is...

  16. 76 FR 62133 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-06

    ... Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 4... Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08/27/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/21/2011... the Presidential disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, dated 08/27/2011 is...

  17. 76 FR 62133 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00015

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-06

    ... Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00015 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 3... only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08/27/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene... Private Non-Profit organizations in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, dated 08/27/2011, is hereby...

  18. Identification and Epidemiological Analysis of Ciguatera Cases in Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Identification and Epidemiological Analysis of Ciguatera Cases in Puerto Rico G. ESCALONA de MOn hospitals in five areas of Puerto Rico from 1980 to 1982 disclosed 122 apparent ciguatera cases involving- tions of ciguatera cases in Puerto Rico. The results of this study complement available epidemiological

  19. 76 FR 70467 - Puerto Rico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-14

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Puerto Rico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations AGENCY... declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4040-DR), dated October 18, 2011... such a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. In order to provide Federal...

  20. 75 FR 39059 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00008

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-07

    ... Puerto Rico Disaster PR-00008 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ] ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico dated..., Dorado, Naranjito, Vega Alta. Contiguous Municipalities: Puerto Rico: Aibonito, Bayamon, Cidra,...

  1. 76 FR 66768 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00016

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-27

    ... Puerto Rico Disaster PR-00016 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.... Contiguous Municipalities (Economic Injury Loans Only): Puerto Rico: Ceiba, Coamo, Humacao, Jayuya,...

  2. DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO -MAYAGUEZ

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO - MAYAGUEZ CURRICULUM VITAE NAME.S.C.E. University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, May 1975 -M.S. Degree in Geodetic Science, Ohio State University, Sept EXPERIENCE (teaching, industrial, new technology): -Professor at the Polytechnic Univ. of Puerto Rico Land

  3. 76 FR 59178 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00015

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-23

    ... Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00015 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 2... Only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08/27/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene... Private Non-Profit organizations in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, dated 08/27/2011, is hereby...

  4. 76 FR 67244 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-31

    ... Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 5... Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08/27/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/21/2011... the President's major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, dated 08/27/2011...

  5. Closed loop biomass in Puerto Rico

    SciTech Connect

    Schroeder, R.M.

    1995-11-01

    Kenetech Energy Systems, Inc., began to explore the opportunities for power generation in Puerto Rico in 1993. Among the projects investigated was the development of a power plant that uses biomass for fuel. Through the assistance of a grant from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a preliminary study was undertaken to explore various possibilities in biomass production and conversion. The existing sugar cane industry was examined, and various species and regimes of cane species, grass species, and other types of crops were studied. Among the other issues were the political and economic situation, and the uncertainty of the sugar industry in Puerto Rico. A current status of the project is provided.

  6. Assistive Technology Developments in Puerto Rico.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lizama, Mauricio A.; Mendez, Hector L.

    Recent efforts to develop Spanish-based adaptations for alternate computer input devices are considered, as are their implications for Hispanics with disabilities and for the development of language sensitive devices worldwide. Emphasis is placed on the particular need to develop low-cost high technology devices for Puerto Rico and Latin America…

  7. 40 CFR 131.40 - Puerto Rico

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... the Commonwealth's territorial seas, as defined in section 502(8) of the Clean Water Act, and 33 CFR 2... Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS Federally Promulgated Water Quality Standards § 131.40 Puerto Rico (a) Use designations for marine...

  8. 40 CFR 131.40 - Puerto Rico

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... the Commonwealth's territorial seas, as defined in section 502(8) of the Clean Water Act, and 33 CFR 2... Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS Federally Promulgated Water Quality Standards § 131.40 Puerto Rico (a) Use designations for marine...

  9. The Student Left in Puerto Rico

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Liebman, Arthur

    1971-01-01

    Leftist students at the University of Puerto Rico are similar to New Left American students in father's political attitudes, religious attitudes, school enrollment, and intelligence. There exists an active leftist student organization which has grown in size and political prominence. (DM)

  10. 40 CFR 81.355 - Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Section 107 Attainment Status Designations § 81.355 Puerto Rico...) Nonattainment. Area bounded by 4 km from the boundaries of the Battery Recycling Company facility. Rest of...

  11. 78 FR 20887 - Approval of Subzone Status; Pepsi Cola Puerto Rico Distributing, LLC, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-08

    ...-Trade Zones Board Approval of Subzone Status; Pepsi Cola Puerto Rico Distributing, LLC, Toa Baja, Puerto... application submitted by the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, grantee of FTZ 7, requesting subzone status subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 7, on ] behalf of Pepsi Cola Puerto...

  12. 77 FR 61381 - Foreign-Trade Zone 7-Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Authorization of Production Activity, Baxter...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-09

    ...Rico, Authorization of Production Activity, Baxter Healthcare of Puerto Rico, (Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Intravenous Bags and Administration Sets); Aibonito and Jayuya, Puerto Rico The Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, grantee of...

  13. Photovoltaics on Landfills in Puerto Rico

    SciTech Connect

    Salasovich, J.; Mosey, G.

    2011-01-01

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in accordance with the RE-Powering America's Land initiative, selected the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for a feasibility study of m0treAlables on several brownfield sites. The EPA defines a brownfield as 'a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.' All of the brownfields in this study are landfill sites. Citizens of Puerto Rico, city planners, and site managers are interested in redevelopment uses for landfills in Puerto Rico, which are particularly well suited for solar photovoltaic (PV) installation. The purpose of this report is to assess the landfills with the highest potential for possible solar PV installation and estimate cost, performance, and site impacts of three different PV options: crystalline silicon (fixed-tilt), crystalline silicon (single-axis tracking), and thin film (fixed-tilt). Each option represents a standalone system that can be sized to use an entire available site area. In addition, the report outlines financing options that could assist in the implementation of a system. The feasibility of PV systems installed on landfills is highly impacted by the available area for an array, solar resource, operating status, landfill cap status, distance to transmission lines, and distance to major roads. All of the landfills in Puerto Rico were screened according to these criteria in order to determine the sites with the greatest potential. Eight landfills were chosen for site visits based on the screening criteria and location. Because of time constraints and the fact that Puerto Rico is a relatively large island, the eight landfills for this visit were all located in the eastern half of the island. The findings from this report can be applied to landfills in the western half of the island. The economics of a potential PV system on landfills in Puerto Rico depend greatly on the cost of electricity. Currently, PREPA has an average electric rate of $0.119/kWh. Based on past electric rate increases in Puerto Rico and other islands in the Caribbean, this rate could increase to $0.15/kWh or higher in a relatively short amount of time. In the coming years, increasing electrical rates and increased necessity for clean power will continue to improve the feasibility of implementing solar PV systems at these sites.

  14. 26 CFR 1.1402(a)-9 - Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 12 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Puerto Rico. 1.1402(a)-9 Section 1.1402(a)-9...) INCOME TAXES Tax on Self-Employment Income § 1.1402(a)-9 Puerto Rico. (a) Residents. A resident of Puerto... alien, a citizen of the United States, or a citizen of Puerto Rico, shall compute his net earnings...

  15. 76 FR 74837 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-01

    ... Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Amendment 6. SUMMARY: This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Puerto... the President's major disaster declaration for the State of Puerto Rico, dated 08/27/2011 is...

  16. 76 FR 60513 - Puerto Rico; Emergency and Related Determinations

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-29

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Puerto Rico; Emergency and Related Determinations AGENCY... declaration of an emergency for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-3326-EM), dated August 22, 2011, and...: I have determined that the emergency conditions in certain areas of the Commonwealth of Puerto...

  17. HEAVY METALS CONTAMINATION IN TWO BIOLUMINESCENT BAYS OF PUERTO RICO

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    HEAVY METALS CONTAMINATION IN TWO BIOLUMINESCENT BAYS OF PUERTO RICO Yadira Soto Viruet studies show that two important bioluminescent Bays in Puerto Rico, La Parguera Bioluminescence Bay in Lajas and Puerto Mosquito Bay in Vieques have differences in the characteristic of bioluminescent

  18. Development of earthquake ground motion relations for Puerto Rico

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Motazedian, Dariush

    Empirical ground motion relations are a key input to seismic hazard analysis. Ground motion relations describe the peak ground amplitudes and frequency response characteristics of seismic waves as a function of magnitude and distance. This thesis provides the first region-specific ground motion relations for Puerto Rico. This work is important because Puerto Rico is a region of high seismic hazard and dense population. Due to a paucity of data at small distances and large magnitudes, there are insufficient Puerto Rico ground motion data to directly obtain ground motion relations for magnitudes and distances of most engineering interest. However data from moderate events can be used in conjunction with a seismological model to develop the relations. Fourier amplitudes and response spectra of Puerto Rico earthquakes of magnitude 3 to 5.5 have been analyzed to determine underlying regional model parameters. The regional data were used to determine key attenuation parameters, such as the quality factor Q, the duration of ground motion and generic site amplifications. To overcome the incompleteness of the data set, stochastic finite fault modeling was applied to generate a set of generic artificial waveforms for different magnitudes and distances. In stochastic finite fault modeling a large fault is divided into N subfaults and each subfault is considered as a small point source. Ground motions of subfaults, each of which are calculated by the stochastic point-source method, are summed with a proper delay time in the time domain to obtain the ground motion from the entire fault. The input parameters for the simulations are based on the attenuation parameters obtained from the real recorded waveforms from small to moderate events. Finite-fault simulations based on the stochastic method can be made using the computer program FINSIM. FINSIM has been validated in other regions, such as California, for which more data are available. FINSIM provides results that are comparable to the empirical attenuation relationships that can be obtained by regression analysis of a large strong motion database. Nevertheless, there are some conceptual aspects of FINSIM that should be improved, as described in this thesis. A new approach has been introduced in the stochastic finite fault modeling based on the concept of the "dynamic corner frequency" (where the comer frequency is a parameter that controls spectral shape). In this approach, the comer frequency is a function of time, and the rupture history controls the frequency content of the simulated time series of each subfault. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

  19. 40 CFR 81.77 - Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region... Control Regions § 81.77 Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region. The Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region... delimited): The entire Commonwealth of Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico and surrounding islands, Vieques...

  20. 40 CFR 81.77 - Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region... Control Regions § 81.77 Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region. The Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region... delimited): The entire Commonwealth of Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico and surrounding islands, Vieques...

  1. 40 CFR 81.77 - Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region... Control Regions § 81.77 Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region. The Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region... delimited): The entire Commonwealth of Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico and surrounding islands, Vieques...

  2. 26 CFR 1.1402(a)-9 - Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 12 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Puerto Rico. 1.1402(a)-9 Section 1.1402(a)-9 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Tax on Self-Employment Income § 1.1402(a)-9 Puerto Rico. (a) Residents. A resident of Puerto Rico, whether or not a...

  3. Visual Representations of Puerto Rico in Destination Marketing Materials 

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    Davila Rodriguez, Mary Ann

    2012-10-19

    a visual qualitative approach, the study analyzed the images of recent promotional campaigns employed by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. The study then interviewed Puerto Rican residents regarding their attitudes toward tourism development...

  4. Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority General Consulting Services and Technical Support

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority General Consulting Services and Technical Support, and environmental engineering courses at various engineering schools in Puerto Rico. His work experience includes of Puerto Rico, PSC. (Managing Engineer) (2005- Present) Management of environmental services including

  5. 77 FR 48504 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic Value of Puerto Rico's Coral Reef...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-14

    ...Request; Economic Value of Puerto Rico's Coral Reef Ecosystems for Recreation-Tourism...non-market economic values of Puerto Rico's coral reef ecosystems. Estimates will be made...recreation-tourism for all of Puerto Rico's coral reef ecosystems. The required...

  6. 78 FR 16465 - Foreign-Trade Zone 7-Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Authorization of Production Activity, Pepsi Cola...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-03-15

    ...Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Authorization of Production Activity, Pepsi Cola Puerto Rico Distributing, LLC (Soft Drink and Fruit Drink Beverages), Toa Baja, Puerto Rico On November 5, 2012, the Puerto Rico Industrial Development...

  7. News: Intermedio de Puerto Rico: Revista de Teatro

    E-print Network

    1986-04-01

    THEATRE REVIEW Intermedio de Puerto Rico: Revista de Teatro This new journal is devoted exclusively to the study of Puerto Rican theatre. Its editors include Roberto Ramos-Perea, José Luis Ramos Escobar, and Edgar Quiles Ferrer. Intermedio... will be published four times a year and welcomes manuscripts on Puerto Rican theatre in general and the Nueva Dramaturgia in particular. All correspondence should be directed to: Intermedio de Puerto Rico c/o Roberto Ramos-Perea Duke 221 University Gardens...

  8. Machismo y educacion en Puerto Rico [Machismo and Education in Puerto Rico].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pico, Isabel

    This book is the result of a study that investigated the influence of "machismo" (a set of attitudes, beliefs, and behavior that perpetuates the myth of male superiority) in elementary education. The study included (1) a content analysis of textbooks used in Spanish and social studies classes in public and private schools in Puerto Rico and in…

  9. Morphotectonics of the Southern Puerto Rico Offshore Margin

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Granja Bruna, J.; Carbó-Gorosabel, A.; Llanes Estrada, P.; Ten Brink, U. S.; Munoz Martin, A.; Fuertes Ortega, R.; Druet, M.; Gómez, M.; Martin Davila, J. M.; Pazos, A.; Catalan, M.

    2012-12-01

    The southern insular slope of Puerto Rico is characterized by active tectonics, sedimentary and slope failure processes related to the southward thrusting of the island arc over the Caribbean plate's interior. The east-west trending Muertos fold-and-thrust belt and the Investigator fault zone are the main structural and morphological features along the insular slope. It was suggested that these tectonic features accommodate a highly oblique motion between the Caribbean plate's interior and the North American plate. New systematic multibeam bathymetry data and seismic reflection profiles have allowed us to improve the knowledge of the complex morphologic and structural fabric of this zone of active deformation. We divided the region into morphotectonic slope provinces on the basis of morphological, structural and sedimentological criteria. The lower slope province is occupied by the east-west trending Muertos fold-and-thrust belt. Seismic data image pelagic, hemipelagic and turbiditic sediments of the Venezuelan basin and Muertos Trough basin being partially offscraped and accreted forming a sequence of numerous imbricate thrust slices verging southwards. The surface expression of the imbricate structure is a highly steeped slope characterized by an alternation of narrow troughs and elongate anticline ridges oriented sub-parallel to the deformation front. The upper slope province is occupied by the Investigator fault zone, a broad zone of deformation composed of two straight strands that form narrow E-W trending valleys in the insular slope. Submarine canyons carve through the narrow E-W trending valleys or terminate in them but show no evidence for lateral offsets, indicating an absence of recent strike-slip motion. The seafloor expression of the Investigator fault zone suggests a sub-vertical fault plane accommodating a small amount of N-S extension. This fault zone terminates eastward in Whiting basin and disappears westwards beneath the thick slope deposits on a bathymetric high, named Jaguey Spur. The top and northern sides of Jaguey Spur are deformed by recent extensional fault activity that could have contributed to slope instability observed in a wide area to the north and south of the spur. Much of the seismic activity in the Puerto Rico area is shallow and takes place in the vicinity of the southern Puerto Rico offshore margin. The study of the active deformation zones on the margin and its possible relation with the nucleation zones of shallow intra-arc earthquakes will help to assess the seismic hazard in the region.

  10. Wind Power Resource Assessment in Ohio and Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Womeldorf, Carole

    Wind Power Resource Assessment in Ohio and Puerto Rico: A Motivational and Educational Tool Juan University, Athens, Ohio Abstract This paper presents an educational guide and example of a wind resource calculations. New data representing wind speed and direction for locations in Ohio and Puerto Rico

  11. 33 CFR 165.755 - Safety Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico (a) The following area is established as a safety zone during the... the Eco-Electrica waterfront facility in Guayanilla Bay, Puerto Rico. The safety zone remains in... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Safety Zone; Guayanilla,...

  12. 29 CFR 510.20 - Wage surveys in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Wage surveys in Puerto Rico. 510.20 Section 510.20 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MINIMUM WAGE PROVISIONS OF THE 1989 AMENDMENTS TO THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT IN PUERTO RICO Classification of Industries §...

  13. 33 CFR 165.755 - Safety Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico (a) The following area is established as a safety zone during the... the Eco-Electrica waterfront facility in Guayanilla Bay, Puerto Rico. The safety zone remains in... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Safety Zone; Guayanilla,...

  14. 50 CFR 32.58 - Puerto Rico. [Reserved

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 9 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Puerto Rico. 32.58 Section 32.58 Wildlife and Fisheries UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (CONTINUED) THE... § 32.58 Puerto Rico....

  15. 33 CFR 165.755 - Safety Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. (a) The following area is established as a safety zone during the... the Eco-Electrica waterfront facility in Guayanilla Bay, Puerto Rico. The safety zone remains in... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Safety Zone; Guayanilla,...

  16. 75 FR 39060 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00009

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Puerto Rico Disaster PR-00009 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This... Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1919-DR), dated 06/24/2010. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding....

  17. 33 CFR 165.755 - Safety Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... Zone; Guayanilla, Puerto Rico (a) The following area is established as a safety zone during the... the Eco-Electrica waterfront facility in Guayanilla Bay, Puerto Rico. The safety zone remains in... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Safety Zone; Guayanilla,...

  18. 27 CFR 26.126 - Taxpayment in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Taxpayment in Puerto Rico. 26.126 Section 26.126 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS LIQUORS AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Liquors and Articles Purchased by Tourists...

  19. 50 CFR 32.58 - Puerto Rico. [Reserved

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Puerto Rico. 32.58 Section 32.58 Wildlife and Fisheries UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (CONTINUED) THE... § 32.58 Puerto Rico....

  20. 50 CFR 32.58 - Puerto Rico. [Reserved

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 8 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Puerto Rico. 32.58 Section 32.58 Wildlife and Fisheries UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (CONTINUED) THE... § 32.58 Puerto Rico....

  1. 76 FR 44647 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00013

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office ] SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Puerto Rico Disaster PR-00013 AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY... Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4004-DR), dated 07/14/2011. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides,...

  2. Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2008 Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2008 1 #12;Introduction This report covers, technical reports, quarterly newsletter and a web site are used by the Institute to keep the water resources

  3. Estimated Water Use in Puerto Rico, 2005

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Molina-Rivera, Wanda L.; Gómez-Gómez, Fernando

    2008-01-01

    Water-use data were compiled for the 78 municipios of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for 2005. Five offstream categories were considered: public-supply water withdrawals and deliveries, domestic self-supplied water use, industrial self-supplied ground-water withdrawals, crop irrigation water use, and thermoelectric power freshwater use. One water-use category also was considered: power-generation instream water use (thermoelectric-saline withdrawals and hydroelectric power). Freshwater withdrawals and deliveries for offstream use from surface- and ground-water sources in Puerto Rico were estimated at 712 million gallons per day (Mgal/d). The largest amount of freshwater withdrawn was by public-supply water facilities and was estimated at 652 Mgal/d. The public-supply domestic water use was estimated at 347 Mgal/d. Fresh surface- and ground-water withdrawals by domestic self-supplied users were estimated at 2.1 Mgal/d and the industrial self-supplied withdrawals were estimated at 9.4 Mgal/d. Withdrawals for crop irrigation purposes were estimated at 45.2 Mgal/d, or approximately 6.3 percent of all offstream freshwater withdrawals. Instream freshwater withdrawals by hydroelectric facilities were estimated at 568 Mgal/d and saline instream surface-water withdrawals for cooling purposes by thermoelectric-power facilities was estimated at 2,288 Mgal/d.

  4. 42 CFR 412.208 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988. 412... Payment System for Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.208 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988. (a) General rule. CMS determines the Puerto Rico adjusted...

  5. 20 CFR 404.1089 - Figuring net earnings for residents and nonresidents of Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... nonresidents of Puerto Rico. 404.1089 Section 404.1089 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION... Puerto Rico. (a) Residents. If you are a resident of Puerto Rico, whether or not you are an alien, a citizen of the United States, or a citizen of Puerto Rico, you must figure your net earnings from...

  6. CLIMATE CHANGE CONNOTATIONS OF A SUITABILITY MAP FOR MIMOSA PIGRA IN PUERTO RICO

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    CLIMATE CHANGE CONNOTATIONS OF A SUITABILITY MAP FOR MIMOSA PIGRA IN PUERTO RICO M. Julio and Rural Sociology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, 2Department of Crop and Environmental Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, 3Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Puerto Rico

  7. 20 CFR 404.1089 - Figuring net earnings for residents and nonresidents of Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... nonresidents of Puerto Rico. 404.1089 Section 404.1089 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION... Puerto Rico. (a) Residents. If you are a resident of Puerto Rico, whether or not you are an alien, a citizen of the United States, or a citizen of Puerto Rico, you must figure your net earnings from...

  8. 42 CFR 412.208 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988. 412... Payment System for Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.208 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988. (a) General rule. CMS determines the Puerto Rico adjusted...

  9. 75 FR 1543 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Puerto Rico; Guaynabo PM10

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-12

    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81 Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Puerto Rico; Guaynabo PM... Guaynabo nonattainment area in Puerto Rico and the request by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to... March 31, 2009, ] the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico submitted a Limited Maintenance Plan for the...

  10. 77 FR 61381 - Foreign-Trade Zone 7-Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Authorization of Production Activity, Baxter...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-09

    ...-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zone 7--Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Authorization of Production Activity, Baxter Healthcare of Puerto Rico, (Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Intravenous Bags and Administration Sets); Aibonito and Jayuya, Puerto Rico The Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, grantee of...

  11. 42 CFR 412.208 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988. 412... Payment System for Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.208 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988. (a) General rule. CMS determines the Puerto Rico adjusted...

  12. 20 CFR 404.1089 - Figuring net earnings for residents and nonresidents of Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... nonresidents of Puerto Rico. 404.1089 Section 404.1089 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION... Puerto Rico. (a) Residents. If you are a resident of Puerto Rico, whether or not you are an alien, a citizen of the United States, or a citizen of Puerto Rico, you must figure your net earnings from...

  13. INFORMS International, July 8-11, 2007, Puerto RicoINFORMS International, July 8-11, 2007, Puerto Rico Dynamics of Supply Chain Networks with Corporate

    E-print Network

    Nagurney, Anna

    1 INFORMS International, July 8-11, 2007, Puerto RicoINFORMS International, July 8-11, 2007, Puerto Rico Dynamics of Supply Chain Networks with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) through Integrated

  14. 76 FR 56858 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-14

    ...This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08/27/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/21/2011 and...

  15. 76 FR 56861 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00015

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-14

    ...This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08/27/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/21/2011 and...

  16. 76 FR 47286 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00013

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-04

    ...the State of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4004-DR), dated 07/14/2011. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides. Incident Period: 05/20/2011 through 06/08/2011. DATES: Effective Date: 07/28/2011. Physical Loan...

  17. 76 FR 44647 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00013

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-26

    ...Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4004-DR), dated 07/14/2011. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides. Incident Period: 05/20/2011 through 06/08/2011. Effective Date: 07/14/2011. Physical Loan Application...

  18. 75 FR 76517 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00012

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-08

    ...Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1946-DR), dated 10/26/2010. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides associated with Tropical Storm Otto. Incident Period: 10/04/2010 through 10/08/2010. Effective Date:...

  19. 75 FR 69733 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00012

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-15

    ...Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1946-DR), dated 10/26/2010. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides associated with Tropical Storm Otto. Incident Period: 10/04/2010 through 10/08/2010. DATES: Effective Date:...

  20. 75 FR 68373 - Puerto Rico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-05

    ...Guayama, Jayuya, Lares, Las Mar[iacute]as, Maricao, Mayag[uuml]ez, Patillas, Ponce, Sabana Grande, Salinas, San Germ[aacute]n, Utuado, Yabucoa, and Yauco for Public Assistance. All counties within the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico are...

  1. [Illegal migration from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico].

    PubMed

    Selman Fernandez, A F; Tavarez Maria, G; Puello Nina, R

    1990-01-01

    Recent trends in illegal migration from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico are analyzed. The authors suggest that this migration is predominantly driven by economic factors, and that chain migration is a frequent occurrence. PMID:12343283

  2. 76 FR 55154 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00015

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-06

    ...disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08/27/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/21/2011 and continuing. Effective Date: 08/27/2011. Physical Loan Application...

  3. 76 FR 56858 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-14

    ...declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08/27/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/21/2011 and continuing. DATES: Effective Date: 09/03/2011. Physical Loan...

  4. Cross-section data for selected Puerto Rico streams

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Colon-Dieppa, Eloy; Gonzalez, Ralph

    1978-01-01

    The data presented are for delineating the inundation which could be expected by floods of selected magnitudes in Puerto Rico. These cross section data can be used in Flood Insurance Administration studies and in other studies related to the planning, development, and management of flood plains. The data were collected by the Caribbean District of the Water Resources Division of the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources. (Woodard-USGS)

  5. Hurricane Disturbance Alters Secondary Forest Recovery in Puerto Rico Dan F.B. Flynn1,7

    E-print Network

    Uriarte, Maria

    Hurricane Disturbance Alters Secondary Forest Recovery in Puerto Rico Dan F.B. Flynn1,7 , Mar, Statesboro, GA 30460, U.S.A. 4 Institute for Tropical Ecosystem Studies, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931, U.S.A. 5 Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931

  6. General Vulnerability and Exposure Profile to Tsunami in Puerto Rico

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ruiz, R.; Huérfano-Moreno, V.

    2012-12-01

    The Puerto Rico archipelago, located in the seismically active Caribbean region, has been directly affected by tsunamis in the last two centuries. The M 7.3 tsunamigenic earthquake, which occurred on October 11, 1918, caused $29 million in damage, death of 116 people and 100 residents were reported as missing. Presently, deficiencies on urban planning have induced an increase on the number of vulnerable people living inside the tsunami flood areas. Tsunami-prone areas have been delimited for Puerto Rico based on numerical tsunami modeling. However, the demographic, social and physical (e.g. critical and essential facilities) characteristics of these areas have not been documented in detail. We are conducting a municipality and community-level tsunami vulnerability and exposure study using Geographical Information System (GIS) tool. The results of our study are being integrated into the Puerto Rico Disaster Decision Support Tool (DDST). The DDST is a tool that brings access, at no cost, to a variety of updated geo-referenced information for Puerto Rico. This tool provides internet-based scalable maps that will aid emergency managers and decision-makers on their responsibilities and will improve Puerto Rico communities' resilience against tsunami hazard. This project aims to provide an initial estimate of Puerto Rico vulnerability and exposure to tsunami and brings to the community a technological tool that will help increase their awareness of this hazard and to assist them on their decisions.

  7. 50 CFR 32.58 - Puerto Rico. [Reserved

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 9 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Puerto Rico. 32.58 Section 32.58 Wildlife and Fisheries UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (CONTINUED) THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM HUNTING AND FISHING Refuge-Specific Regulations for Hunting and Fishing § 32.58 Puerto...

  8. 14 CFR 95.21 - Puerto Rico Mountainous Area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Puerto Rico Mountainous Area. 95.21 Section 95.21 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES IFR ALTITUDES Designated Mountainous Areas § 95.21 Puerto...

  9. 14 CFR 95.21 - Puerto Rico Mountainous Area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Puerto Rico Mountainous Area. 95.21 Section 95.21 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES IFR ALTITUDES Designated Mountainous Areas § 95.21 Puerto...

  10. 14 CFR 95.21 - Puerto Rico Mountainous Area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Puerto Rico Mountainous Area. 95.21 Section 95.21 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES IFR ALTITUDES Designated Mountainous Areas § 95.21 Puerto...

  11. 14 CFR 95.21 - Puerto Rico Mountainous Area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Puerto Rico Mountainous Area. 95.21 Section 95.21 Aeronautics and Space FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIR TRAFFIC AND GENERAL OPERATING RULES IFR ALTITUDES Designated Mountainous Areas § 95.21 Puerto...

  12. GIS application to bird conservation in Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    GIS application to bird conservation in Puerto Rico Idelfonso Ruiz, Adrianne Tossas and Ilse and their habitats Adelaide's Warbler #12;Important Bird Areas in PR Program established world-wide by Bird of international relevance for bird species conservation Puerto Rican Lizard Cuckoo #12;Expected outcome #12

  13. 40 CFR 282.102 - Puerto Rico State-Administered Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 27 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Puerto Rico State-Administered Program... Rico State-Administered Program. (a) The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is approved to administer and...'s program, as administered by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board,...

  14. 40 CFR 282.102 - Puerto Rico State-Administered Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 28 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Puerto Rico State-Administered Program... Rico State-Administered Program. (a) The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is approved to administer and...'s program, as administered by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board,...

  15. 40 CFR 282.102 - Puerto Rico State-Administered Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 28 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Puerto Rico State-Administered Program... Rico State-Administered Program. (a) The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is approved to administer and...'s program, as administered by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board,...

  16. 40 CFR 282.102 - Puerto Rico State-Administered Program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 26 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Puerto Rico State-Administered Program... Rico State-Administered Program. (a) The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is approved to administer and...'s program, as administered by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board,...

  17. 40 CFR 52.2723 - EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 5 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations... PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (CONTINUED) Puerto Rico § 52.2723 EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations. Regulation for the Control of Atmospheric Pollution Puerto...

  18. Coverage of Mangrove Ecosystem along Three Coastal Zones of Puerto Rico using IKONOS Sensor

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Coverage of Mangrove Ecosystem along Three Coastal Zones of Puerto Rico using IKONOS Sensor Jennifer Toledo Rivera Geology Department, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus P.O. Box 9017 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, 006819017 Abstract.-Puerto Rican mangroves have great ecological and environmental

  19. 40 CFR 52.2723 - EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations... PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (CONTINUED) Puerto Rico § 52.2723 EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations. Regulation for the Control of Atmospheric Pollution Puerto...

  20. 40 CFR 52.2723 - EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 4 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations... PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (CONTINUED) Puerto Rico § 52.2723 EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations. Regulation for the Control of Atmospheric Pollution Puerto...

  1. Legionella in Puerto Rico cooling towers

    SciTech Connect

    Negron-Alviro, A.; Perez-Suarez, I.; Hazen, T.C.

    1988-12-31

    Water samples from air conditioning cooling towers receiving different treatment protocols on five large municipal buildings in San Juan, Puerto Rico were assayed for various species and serogroups of Legionella spp. using direct immunofluorescence. Several water quality parameters were also measured with each sample. Guinea pigs were inoculated with water samples to confirm pathogenicity and recover viable organisms. Legionella pneumophila (1-6), L. bozemanii, L. micdadei, L. dumoffii, and L. gormanii were observed in at least one of the cooling towers. L. pneumophila was the most abundant species, reaching 10{sup 5} cells/ml, within the range that is considered potentially pathogenic to humans. A significantly higher density of L. pneumophila was observed in the cooling tower water that was not being treated with biocides. Percent respiration (INT) and total cell activity (AODC), were inversely correlated with bacterial density. This study demonstrates that Legionella spp. are present in tropical air-conditioning cooling systems, and without continuous biocide treatment may reach densities that present a health risk.

  2. Geology of Isla de Mona, Puerto Rico

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    Frank, E.F.; Wicks, C.; Mylroie, J.; Troester, J.; Alexander, E.C., Jr.; Carew, J.L.

    1998-01-01

    Isla de Mona is a carbonate island located in the Mona Passage 68 km west of Puerto Rico. The tectonically uplifted island is 12 km by 5 km, with an area of 55 km2, and forms a raised flat-topped platform or meseta. The meseta tilts gently to the south and is bounded by near vertical cliffs on all sides. These cliffs rise from 80 m above sea level on the north to 20 m above the sea on the southern coast. Along the southwestern and western side of the island a three- to six-meter-high Pleistocene fossil reef abuts the base of the cliff to form a narrow coastal plain. The meseta itself consists of two Mio-Pliocene carbonate units, the lower Isla de Mona Dolomite and the upper Lirio Limestone. Numerous karst features, including a series of flank margin caves primarily developed at the Lirio Limestone/Isla de Mona Dolomite contact, literally ring the periphery of the island.

  3. Hydrogeology of the karst of Puerto Rico

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Giusti, Ennio V.

    1978-01-01

    About one-fifth of Puerto Rico is covered by a tropical karst formed on a series of six limestone formations ranging in age from middle-Oligocene to middle Miocene. These formations strike east to west and crop out over the north coast of the island. Structurally, the rocks form a simple wedge abutting southward against a mountain chain of volcanic origin and thickening northward to about 1,400 meters by the seashore. All stages of karstification are present: from the incipient, found at the western end of the belt to the residual, found at the eastern end. Maximum development of sinkholes occurs on the Aguada Limestone and upper part of the Aymanom Limestone. These formations have a CaCO3 content range from about 85 to 95 percent. The denudation rate of the Limestone belt through solution is computed as 0.70 mm per year with some evidence that abrasion may increase the denudation rate locally by as much as 40 percent. (Woodard-USGS)

  4. 7 CFR 319.73-3 - Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. 319.73-3 Section 319.73-3...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. (a) Mail. Samples of unroasted coffee that are transiting Hawaii or Puerto Rico en route to...

  5. 7 CFR 319.73-3 - Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. 319.73-3 Section 319.73-3...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. (a) Mail. Samples of unroasted coffee that are transiting Hawaii or Puerto Rico en route to...

  6. 7 CFR 319.73-3 - Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. 319.73-3 Section 319.73-3...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. (a) Mail. Samples of unroasted coffee that are transiting Hawaii or Puerto Rico en route to...

  7. 7 CFR 319.73-3 - Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. 319.73-3 Section 319.73-3...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. (a) Mail. Samples of unroasted coffee that are transiting Hawaii or Puerto Rico en route to...

  8. 7 CFR 319.73-3 - Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. 319.73-3 Section 319.73-3...certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. (a) Mail. Samples of unroasted coffee that are transiting Hawaii or Puerto Rico en route to...

  9. Puerto Rico and Florida manatees represent genetically distinct groups

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Hunter, Margaret E.; Mignucci-Giannoni, Antonio A.; Tucker, Kimberly Pause; King, Timothy L.; Bonde, Robert K.; Gray, Brian A.; McGuire, Peter M.

    2012-01-01

    The West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) populations in Florida (T. m. latirostris) and Puerto Rico (T. m. manatus) are considered distinct subspecies and are listed together as endangered under the United States Endangered Species Act. Sustained management and conservation efforts for the Florida subspecies have led to the suggested reclassification of the species to a threatened or delisted status. However, the two populations are geographically distant, morphologically distinct, and habitat degradation and boat strikes continue to threaten the Puerto Rico population. Here, 15 microsatellite markers and mitochondrial control region sequences were used to determine the relatedness of the two populations and investigate the genetic diversity and phylogeographic organization of the Puerto Rico population. Highly divergent allele frequencies were identified between Florida and Puerto Rico using microsatellite (F ST = 0.16; R ST = 0.12 (P ST = 0.66; ? ST = 0.50 (P E = 0.45; NA = 3.9), were similar, but lower than those previously identified in Florida (HE = 0.48, NA = 4.8). Within Puerto Rico, the mitochondrial genetic diversity values (? = 0.001; h = 0.49) were slightly lower than those previously reported (? = 0.002; h = 0.54) and strong phylogeographic structure was identified (F ST global = 0.82; ? ST global = 0.78 (P < 0.001)). The genetic division with Florida, low diversity, small population size (N = 250), and distinct threats and habitat emphasize the need for separate protections in Puerto Rico. Conservation efforts including threat mitigation, migration corridors, and protection of subpopulations could lead to improved genetic variation in the endangered Puerto Rico manatee population.

  10. The quest for a job: an analysis of underemployment among Puerto Rican workers in Puerto Rico 

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    Lugo Ramos, Nancy

    1993-01-01

    The utilization of labor in Puerto Rico is a continuing problem. Researchers have focused their attention on the unemployed but not on the quality of employment. The Labor Utilization Framework (LUF) used in this study examines underemployment...

  11. Studying the anthropogenic radionuclides in Puerto Rico: Preliminary Result

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    Ithier-Guzmán, W.; Pyrtle, A. J.; Smoak, J.

    2004-12-01

    Local introduction of anthropogenic radionuclides to Puerto Rico's terrestrial and aquatic environments began in 1962 as a result of US government-sponsored research activities. Some of the earlier experiments examined the effects of radiation in tropical rainforests and the potential of superheated boiling nuclear reactor technology. More recent activities involved the use of depleted uranium during military exercises on Vieques. While the presence of radionuclides in Puerto Rico is documented, little research has been done to assess the environmental impact of this anthropogenic material. After entering Puerto Rico's environment, it is likely that some radionuclides are transported away from initial introduction sites. It is important that the distributions and behavior of radionuclides in Puerto Rico be determined. As such an investigation of this material throughout Puerto Rico was initiated. Sediment Cs-137 and Pb-210 activities, as well as ancillary geochemistry data are presented. These preliminary findings will be utilized as part of an ongoing study to determine radionuclide distributions and behaviors, with respect to aquatic geochemistry and dominant transport processes.

  12. 42 CFR 412.210 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...total amount of prospective payments that are additional payment amounts to hospitals located in Puerto Rico attributable to outlier cases under subpart F of this part. (d) Computing Puerto Rico rates for large urban, other urban, and rural...

  13. IEEE IGARSS 03, Toulouse, France, July 2003 Puerto Rico Deployable Radar Network

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    Cruz-Pol, Sandra L.

    IEEE IGARSS 03, Toulouse, France, July 2003 Puerto Rico Deployable Radar Network Design; Site of Atmospheric Events (CLiMMATE) Electrical and Computer Engineering Department University of Puerto Rico (CLiMMATE) Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez are collaborating to modify a MK2

  14. 42 CFR 412.370 - General provisions for hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Hospital Capital Costs Special Rules for Puerto Rico Hospitals § 412.370 General provisions for hospitals located in Puerto Rico. Except as provided in § 412.374, hospitals located in Puerto Rico are subject to the rules in this subpart governing the prospective...

  15. 42 CFR 412.220 - Special treatment of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... Puerto Rico. 412.220 Section 412.220 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT... SERVICES Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.220 Special treatment of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico. Subpart G of this part...

  16. Final Independent External Peer Review Report of the Rio Grande de Arecibo, Puerto Rico

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    Final Independent External Peer Review Report of the Rio Grande de Arecibo, Puerto Rico Post Order: 0058 Final Independent External Peer Review Report of the Rio Grande de Arecibo, Puerto Rico Post Arecibo, Puerto Rico Post Authorization Change Limited Reevaluation Report Executive Summary PROJECT

  17. Prepared in cooperation with the PUERTO RICO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND

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    Prepared in cooperation with the PUERTO RICO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES U of Rivers in Puerto Rico, and their Potential Influence on Coral Reefs Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5206 #12;Cover photograph ViewofagorgoniancoralnearPlayaCarabinero,IsladeMona,PuertoRico. Photographtakenby

  18. 7 CFR 318.13-24 - Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 5 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. 318.13-24 Section 318... Articles From Hawaii and the Territories § 318.13-24 Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico may be moved interstate to Atlantic Coast ports north of and including Baltimore, MD,...

  19. OFICINA DE GERENCIA Y PRESUPUESTO ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    O|G|P OFICINA DE GERENCIA Y PRESUPUESTO ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO LICENCIAMIENTOS DE Gubernamental #12;O|G|P OFICINA DE GERENCIA Y PRESUPUESTO ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO Trasfondo: ¿Por ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO Trasfondo: Al llegar a la OGP (ago 2001), nos dimos a la tarea de hacer inventarios

  20. Density compensation suggests interspecific competition is weak among terrestrial snails in tabonuco forest of Puerto Rico

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    Willig, Michael

    in tabonuco forest of Puerto Rico Christopher P. Bloch1, * and Michael R. Willig2 1 Department of Biological *Corresponding author: cbloch@bridgew.edu ABSTRACT.--In the Luquillo Experimental Forest (LEF) of Puerto Rico-3, 159-168, 2012 Copyright 2012 College of Arts and Sciences University of Puerto Rico, Mayagu¨ez 159 #12

  1. 7 CFR 245.4 - Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 245... REDUCED PRICE MEALS AND FREE MILK IN SCHOOLS § 245.4 Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Because the State agencies of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands provide free meals or milk to...

  2. Desarrollo y Aplicacin de un ndice de Calidad de Agua para ros en Puerto Rico

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Desarrollo y Aplicación de un Índice de Calidad de Agua para ríos en Puerto Rico por Francisco J en INGENIERÍA CIVIL UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICO RECINTO UNIVERSITARIO DE MAYAGÜEZ 2009 Aprobado por trabajo presenta la elaboración de un Índice de Calidad de Agua (ICA) para los ríos en Puerto Rico. Dicho

  3. AddressBlock J. Carrero Morales HC 02 Box 5522 Rincn, Puerto Rico 00677

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    «AddressBlock» J. Carrero Morales HC 02 Box 5522 Rincón, Puerto Rico 00677 Cellular: 787-391-4468 E-Mail: carcamor@yahoo.com Education 2007: University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus Master's degree in Environmental & Social Planning. 2003: University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus BA degree

  4. AN OPERATIONAL WATER AND ENERGY BALANCE ALGORITHM FOR PUERTO RICO Eric Harmsen

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    AN OPERATIONAL WATER AND ENERGY BALANCE ALGORITHM FOR PUERTO RICO Eric Harmsen Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez harmsen1000@hotmail.com In this study an operational water and energy balance algorithm for Puerto Rico (GOES- PRWEB) was developed

  5. 19 CFR 10.198b - Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary... Basin Initiative § 10.198b Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country. Except in the... of Puerto Rico and that is by any means advanced in value or improved in condition in a...

  6. 19 CFR 10.198b - Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary... Basin Initiative § 10.198b Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country. Except in the... of Puerto Rico and that is by any means advanced in value or improved in condition in a...

  7. 75 FR 70019 - Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-16

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1946-DR), dated October... disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is hereby amended to include the following...

  8. SPECTRAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SANDY BEACHES IN WESTERN PORTION OF PUERTO RICO

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    SPECTRAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SANDY BEACHES IN WESTERN PORTION OF PUERTO RICO By Gretchen M in GEOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO MAYAGÜEZ CAMPUS 2005 Approved by of the Department #12;ii Abstract Remote sensing applications to beach system in Puerto Rico have been limited

  9. 7 CFR 245.4 - Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 245... REDUCED PRICE MEALS AND FREE MILK IN SCHOOLS § 245.4 Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Because the State agencies of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands provide free meals or milk to...

  10. DEVELOPMENT OF REAL TIME FLOOD PREDICTION CAPABILITIES IN PUERTO RICO TO EVALUATE UNCERTAINTIES

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    DEVELOPMENT OF REAL TIME FLOOD PREDICTION CAPABILITIES IN PUERTO RICO TO EVALUATE UNCERTAINTIES of Electrical and Computer Engineering 1,2,3 University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez Abstract Due to the complex terrain and the tropical influence, Puerto Rico is characterized by small watersheds, high rainfall

  11. 42 CFR 412.210 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989... SERVICES Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.210 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003. (a) General rule. (1)...

  12. 7 CFR 318.13-24 - Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 5 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. 318.13-24 Section 318... Articles From Hawaii and the Territories § 318.13-24 Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico may be moved interstate to Atlantic Coast ports north of and including Baltimore, MD,...

  13. Mobile Livelihoods: The Sociocultural Practices of Circular Migrations between Puerto Rico and the United States.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Duany, Jorge

    2002-01-01

    Documented livelihood practices of migrants based on a recent field study of population flows between Puerto Rico and the United States, comparing characteristics of multiple movers, onetime movers, and nonmovers residing in Puerto Rico. Results suggest that circular migration does not entail major losses in human capital for Puerto Rico, but can…

  14. 42 CFR 412.210 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989... SERVICES Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.210 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003. (a) General rule. (1)...

  15. 40 CFR 131.42 - Antidegradation Implementation Methods for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. 131.42 Section 131.42 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL... Standards § 131.42 Antidegradation Implementation Methods for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (a) General... February 2, 1989 Resolution R-89-2-2 of the Governing Board of the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality...

  16. Characterization and Dynamics of Total Suspended Sediments (TSS) along Puerto Rico West Coast

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    1 Characterization and Dynamics of Total Suspended Sediments (TSS) along Puerto Rico West Coast Lorenna Vazquez Albelo Geology Department, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, P.O. Box 9017 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, 00681-9017 ABSTRACT.- This project intended to investigate and describe sediment

  17. Genetic structuring in the threatened ``Lagartijo del Bosque Seco" (Anolis cooki) from Puerto Rico

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    Leal, Manuel S.

    Genetic structuring in the threatened ``Lagartijo del Bosque Seco" (Anolis cooki) from Puerto Rico of the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico. Maximum likelihood and Bayesian methods revealed relatively shallow genetic in mainland Puerto Rico. Despite this pattern, specimens from the same geographic area tended to nest together

  18. 42 CFR 412.374 - Payments to hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Payments to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. 412... Payment System for Inpatient Hospital Capital Costs Special Rules for Puerto Rico Hospitals § 412.374 Payments to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. (a) FY 1998 through FY 2004. Payments for...

  19. 27 CFR 19.520 - Spirits for shipment to Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... Puerto Rico. 19.520 Section 19.520 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND... Closure Requirements Labeling Requirements § 19.520 Spirits for shipment to Puerto Rico. Spirits removed for shipment to Puerto Rico with benefit of drawback or without payment of tax in accordance with...

  20. 40 CFR 52.2723 - EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 5 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations. 52.2723 Section 52.2723 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) APPROVAL AND PROMULGATION OF IMPLEMENTATION PLANS (CONTINUED) Puerto Rico § 52.2723 EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations....

  1. 75 FR 77889 - Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2010-12-14

    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster... notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1946-DR), dated October... disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is hereby amended to include the following...

  2. 26 CFR 1.933-1 - Exclusion of certain income from sources within Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... Puerto Rico. 1.933-1 Section 1.933-1 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE....933-1 Exclusion of certain income from sources within Puerto Rico. (a) General rule. (1) An individual (whether a United States citizen or an alien), who is a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico during the...

  3. CRITICAL ADAPTATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT IN PUERTO RICO VIS--VIS CLIMATE CHANGE PREDICTIONS

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    CRITICAL ADAPTATIONS IN AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT IN PUERTO RICO VIS-À-VIS CLIMATE CHANGE PREDICTIONS Eric W. Harmsen Dept. of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez eric.harmsen@upr.edu The drought of 2015 has dramatically demonstrated how vulnerable Puerto Rico

  4. 19 CFR 10.198b - Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary... Basin Initiative § 10.198b Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country. Except in the... of Puerto Rico and that is by any means advanced in value or improved in condition in a...

  5. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM GIS_BASED AT UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICO RIO PIEDRAS

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM GIS_BASED AT UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICO RIO PIEDRAS J Protection Office, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus 2 Biosciences and Graduate School of Public Health, Environmental Health Department, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico johnny

  6. 42 CFR 412.210 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989... SERVICES Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.210 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003. (a) General rule. (1)...

  7. 42 CFR 412.370 - General provisions for hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Hospital Capital Costs Special Rules for Puerto Rico Hospitals § 412.370 General provisions for hospitals located in Puerto Rico. Except as provided in § 412.374, hospitals located in Puerto Rico are subject to the rules in this subpart governing the prospective...

  8. 7 CFR 245.4 - Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 245... REDUCED PRICE MEALS AND FREE MILK IN SCHOOLS § 245.4 Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Because the State agencies of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands provide free meals or milk to...

  9. 19 CFR 7.2 - Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... than Puerto Rico. 7.2 Section 7.2 Customs Duties U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF... NAVAL STATION § 7.2 Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico. (a) Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico are also American territory but, because those...

  10. 42 CFR 412.220 - Special treatment of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Puerto Rico. 412.220 Section 412.220 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT... SERVICES Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.220 Special treatment of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico. Subpart G of this part...

  11. 19 CFR 10.198b - Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary... Basin Initiative § 10.198b Products of Puerto Rico processed in a beneficiary country. Except in the... of Puerto Rico and that is by any means advanced in value or improved in condition in a...

  12. www.astmh.org world (hyperendemicity), including Puerto Rico. DENV-1 was introduced

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    Vermont, University of

    122 www.astmh.org world (hyperendemicity), including Puerto Rico. DENV-1 was introduced and became isolates were sequenced from Puerto Rico from 1981-1998, along with 17 envelope genes from other parts of the Caribbean during the same time frame. The Puerto Rico samples all fall into the American genotype and DENV-1

  13. 78 FR 14963 - Foreign-Trade Zone 163-Ponce, Puerto Rico; Authorization of Production Activity; Zimmer...

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    2013-03-08

    ...-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zone 163--Ponce, Puerto Rico; Authorization of Production Activity; Zimmer Manufacturing BV (Medical Devices); Ponce, Puerto Rico On November 1, 2012, CODEZOL, C.D., grantee...) Board on behalf of Zimmer Manufacturing BV, within Subzone 163A, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The...

  14. Mapa de Uso de Suelo de Puerto Rico 2003: Proyecto Xplorah Geographic Mapping Technologies Corp.

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Mapa de Uso de Suelo de Puerto Rico 2003: Proyecto Xplorah Geographic Mapping Technologies Corp Puerto Rico. La meta principal de este sistema es modelar cambios en el uso del terreno en función de Technologies, Corp. San Juan, Puerto Rico mailto:groman@gmtgis.com (787) 2508182 / (787) 2508185 #12;

  15. 42 CFR 412.374 - Payments to hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Payments to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. 412... Payment System for Inpatient Hospital Capital Costs Special Rules for Puerto Rico Hospitals § 412.374 Payments to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. (a) FY 1998 through FY 2004. Payments for...

  16. 76 FR 56464 - Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration

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    2011-09-13

    ...-0001 Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration AGENCY: Federal Emergency... declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated August 27, 2011, and related... Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined...

  17. 19 CFR 7.2 - Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... than Puerto Rico. 7.2 Section 7.2 Customs Duties U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF... NAVAL STATION § 7.2 Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico. (a) Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico are also American territory but, because those...

  18. 42 CFR 412.204 - Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. 412... Payment System for Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.204 Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. (a) FY 1988 through FY 1997. For discharges occurring on or after...

  19. ANLISIS DE CAMBIOS EN LA CALIDAD DEL AGUA EN PUERTO RICO UTILIZANDO SISTEMAS DE INFORMACIN GEOGRFICA

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    ANÁLISIS DE CAMBIOS EN LA CALIDAD DEL AGUA EN PUERTO RICO UTILIZANDO SISTEMAS DE INFORMACIÓN maduros son beneficiosos para la calidad del agua en Puerto Rico. Este resultado se obtuvo integrando, mediante modelos, la información de distintas capas geográficas de Puerto Rico:(1) calidad

  20. ------. 1980. Avian feeding assemblages in Puerto Rico. Carib. J. Sci. 15:21-27.

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    Losos, Jonathan B.

    NOTES 65 ------. 1980. Avian feeding assemblages in Puerto Rico. Carib. J. Sci. 15. Observations of birds at Cecropia trees in Puerto Rico. Wilson Bull. 84:498-500. Pettersson, M. 1956. Diffusion Rico, Mayaguez Notes on the Ecology and Behavior of Anolis cuvieri (Lacertilia: Iguanidae) in Puerto

  1. 42 CFR 412.220 - Special treatment of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Puerto Rico. 412.220 Section 412.220 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT... SERVICES Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.220 Special treatment of certain hospitals located in Puerto Rico. Subpart G of this part...

  2. Simulated PV Power Plant Variability: Impact of Utility-imposed Ramp Limitations in Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Simulated PV Power Plant Variability: Impact of Utility-imposed Ramp Limitations in Puerto Rico utilities imposing ramp limitations. For example, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) includes from Puerto Rico are compared to sites in San Diego and Oahu, Hawaii. Significant differences are seen

  3. 27 CFR 19.520 - Spirits for shipment to Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... Puerto Rico. 19.520 Section 19.520 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND... Closure Requirements Labeling Requirements § 19.520 Spirits for shipment to Puerto Rico. Spirits removed for shipment to Puerto Rico with benefit of drawback or without payment of tax in accordance with...

  4. Meiofaunal Colonization of Decaying Leaves of the Red Mangrove Rhizophora mangle, in Southwestern Puerto Rico

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    Schizas, Nikolaos

    Puerto Rico HERNÁN TORRES-PRATTS* AND NIKOLAOS V. SCHIZAS Department of Marine Sciences, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez, Isla Magueyes Laboratories, P.O. Box 908, Lajas, PR 00667. *Corresponding author Island, southwestern Puerto Rico. At biweekly intervals, one leaf from each replicate was removed

  5. ESTIMATING GROUND-LEVEL SOLAR RADIATION AND EVAPOTRANSPIRATION IN PUERTO RICO

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    1 ESTIMATING GROUND-LEVEL SOLAR RADIATION AND EVAPOTRANSPIRATION IN PUERTO RICO USING SATELLITE of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering University of Puerto Rico ­ Mayagüez Campus eric.harmsen@upr.edu TEL-Monteith (PM), Priestly-Taylor (PT) and Hargreaves-Samini (HS) methods for Puerto Rico. In addition to solar

  6. 7 CFR 318.13-24 - Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 5 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. 318.13-24 Section 318... Articles From Hawaii and the Territories § 318.13-24 Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico may be moved interstate to Atlantic Coast ports north of and including Baltimore, MD,...

  7. A Glimpse at the World of Fishermen in Puerto Rico: A Global Perspective

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    1 #12;#12;A Glimpse at the World of Fishermen in Puerto Rico: A Global Perspective Manuel Valdés in Puerto Rico: A Global Perspective Manuel Valdés Pizzini in collaboration with Michelle T. Schärer Umpierre A publication concerning public policy from the University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College

  8. 42 CFR 412.204 - Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. 412... Payment System for Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.204 Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. (a) FY 1988 through FY 1997. For discharges occurring on or after...

  9. 42 CFR 412.374 - Payments to hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Payments to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. 412... Payment System for Inpatient Hospital Capital Costs Special Rules for Puerto Rico Hospitals § 412.374 Payments to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. (a) FY 1998 through FY 2004. Payments for...

  10. 2007 WTE Conference San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 14, 2007 UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL

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    Columbia University

    2007 WTE Conference San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 14, 2007 1 UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION San Juan, Puerto Rico March 14, 2007 Location: Inter American University, Metropolitan Campus' Main and (MC) Carl Soderberg, Director, USEPA R2, CEPA The management of solid waste in Puerto Rico presents

  11. 7 CFR 245.4 - Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 245... REDUCED PRICE MEALS AND FREE MILK IN SCHOOLS § 245.4 Exceptions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Because the State agencies of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands provide free meals or milk to...

  12. 19 CFR 7.2 - Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... than Puerto Rico. 7.2 Section 7.2 Customs Duties U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF... NAVAL STATION § 7.2 Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico. (a) Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico are also American territory but, because those...

  13. 5 CFR 532.275 - Special wage schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... in Puerto Rico. 532.275 Section 532.275 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL... schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. (a) The Department of Defense shall establish special wage schedules for nonsupervisory ship surveyors and supervisory ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. (b) Rates...

  14. 5 CFR 532.275 - Special wage schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... in Puerto Rico. 532.275 Section 532.275 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL... schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. (a) The Department of Defense shall establish special wage schedules for nonsupervisory ship surveyors and supervisory ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. (b) Rates...

  15. 27 CFR 19.520 - Spirits for shipment to Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... Puerto Rico. 19.520 Section 19.520 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND... Closure Requirements Labeling Requirements § 19.520 Spirits for shipment to Puerto Rico. Spirits removed for shipment to Puerto Rico with benefit of drawback or without payment of tax in accordance with...

  16. 26 CFR 1.933-1 - Exclusion of certain income from sources within Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... Puerto Rico. 1.933-1 Section 1.933-1 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE... Exclusion of certain income from sources within Puerto Rico. (a) General rule. (1) An individual (whether a United States citizen or an alien), who is a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico during the entire...

  17. 42 CFR 412.204 - Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. 412... Payment System for Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.204 Payment to hospitals located in Puerto Rico. (a) FY 1988 through FY 1997. For discharges occurring on or after...

  18. 42 CFR 412.370 - General provisions for hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Hospital Capital Costs Special Rules for Puerto Rico Hospitals § 412.370 General provisions for hospitals located in Puerto Rico. Except as provided in § 412.374, hospitals located in Puerto Rico are subject to the rules in this subpart governing the prospective...

  19. 5 CFR 532.275 - Special wage schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... in Puerto Rico. 532.275 Section 532.275 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL... schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. (a) The Department of Defense shall establish special wage schedules for nonsupervisory ship surveyors and supervisory ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. (b) Rates...

  20. 19 CFR 7.2 - Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... than Puerto Rico. 7.2 Section 7.2 Customs Duties U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF... NAVAL STATION § 7.2 Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico. (a) Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico are also American territory but, because those...

  1. 40 CFR 131.42 - Antidegradation Implementation Methods for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. 131.42 Section 131.42 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL... Standards § 131.42 Antidegradation Implementation Methods for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (a) General... February 2, 1989 Resolution R-89-2-2 of the Governing Board of the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality...

  2. 26 CFR 1.933-1 - Exclusion of certain income from sources within Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... Puerto Rico. 1.933-1 Section 1.933-1 Internal Revenue INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE....933-1 Exclusion of certain income from sources within Puerto Rico. (a) General rule. (1) An individual (whether a United States citizen or an alien), who is a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico during the...

  3. 40 CFR 81.77 - Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region... PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.77 Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region. The Puerto Rico Air Quality Control...

  4. 7 CFR 318.13-24 - Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. 318.13-24 Section...Hawaii and the Territories § 318.13-24 Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico may be moved...

  5. 7 CFR 318.13-24 - Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. 318.13-24 Section...Hawaii and the Territories § 318.13-24 Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico may be moved...

  6. 7 CFR 318.13-24 - Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. 318.13-24 Section...Hawaii and the Territories § 318.13-24 Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico may be moved...

  7. 7 CFR 318.13-24 - Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. 318.13-24 Section...Hawaii and the Territories § 318.13-24 Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico may be moved...

  8. 7 CFR 318.13-24 - Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. 318.13-24 Section...Hawaii and the Territories § 318.13-24 Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico may be moved...

  9. 77 FR 48504 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic Value of Puerto Rico's Coral Reef...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-14

    ... Value of Puerto Rico's Coral Reef Ecosystems for Recreation-Tourism AGENCY: National Oceanic and... values of Puerto Rico's coral reef ecosystems. Estimates will be made for all ecosystem services for the Guanica Bay Watershed and for recreation-tourism for all of Puerto Rico's coral reef ecosystems....

  10. Proceedings of the 1st Puerto Rico Biobanking Workshop

    PubMed Central

    Mora, Edna; Robb, James A.; Stefanoff, Gustavo; Mellado, Robert Hunter; Coppola, Domenico; Muñoz-Antonia, Teresita; Flores, Idhaliz

    2015-01-01

    The 1st Puerto Rico Biobanking Workshop took place on August 20th, 2014 in the Auditorium of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus in San Juan Puerto Rico. The program for this 1-day, live workshop included lectures by three biobanking experts, followed by presentations from existing biobanks in Puerto Rico and audience discussion. The need for increasing biobanking expertise in Puerto Rico stems from the fact that Hispanics in general are underrepresented in the biobanks in existence in the US, which limits the research conducted specifically to understand the molecular differences in cancer cells compared to other better studied populations. In turn, this lack of information impairs the development of better diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for our population. Dr. James Robb, M.D., F.C.A.P., consulting pathologist to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research (OBBR), opened the workshop with a discussion on the basic aspects of the science of biobanking (e.g., what is a biobank; its goals and objectives; protocols and procedures) in his talk addressing the importance of banking tissues for advancing biomedical research. Next, Dr. Gustavo Stefanoff, from the Cancer Institutes Network of Latin America (RINC by its name in Spanish), explained the mission, objectives, and structure of the Network of Latin-American and Caribbean Biobanks (REBLAC by its name in Spanish), which despite limited resources and many challenges, currently accrue high quality human tissue specimens and data to support cancer research in the region. Dr. Robert Hunter-Mellado, Professor of Internal Medicine, Universidad Central del Caribe, followed with an examination of the ethical and regulatory aspects of biobanking tissues for future research, including informed consent of subjects; protection of human subjects rights; and balancing risks and benefit ratios. In the afternoon, the directors of existing biobanks in Puerto Rico (the Puerto Rico Biobank, the Comprehensive Cancer Center biobank, and an HIV-focused biobank at Universidad Central del Caribe) presented their experiences and challenges with establishing biobanks for research in Puerto Rico. In sum, this workshop presented opportunities to share knowledge in the science of biobanking, for further training, and of networking among the participants (34 from 4 different institutions), which will strengthen the collaborative links between investigators studying cancer in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the US. PMID:25626063

  11. Proceedings of the 1st Puerto Rico Biobanking Workshop.

    PubMed

    Mora, Edna; Robb, James A; Stefanoff, Gustavo; Mellado, Robert Hunter; Coppola, Domenico; Muñoz-Antonia, Teresita; Flores, Idhaliz

    2014-01-01

    The 1st Puerto Rico Biobanking Workshop took place on August 20st, 2014 in the Auditorium of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus in San Juan Puerto Rico. The program for this 1-day, live workshop included lectures by three biobanking experts, followed by presentations from existing biobanks in Puerto Rico and audience discussion. The need for increasing biobanking expertise in Puerto Rico stems from the fact that Hispanics in general are underrepresented in the biobanks in existence in the US, which limits the research conducted specifically to understand the molecular differences in cancer cells compared to other better studied populations. In turn, this lack of information impairs the development of better diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for our population. Dr. James Robb, M.D., F.C.A.P., consulting pathologist to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research (OBBR), opened the workshop with a discussion on the basic aspects of the science of biobanking (e.g., what is a biobank; its goals and objectives; protocols and procedures) in his talk addressing the importance of banking tissues for advancing biomedical research. Next, Dr. Gustavo Stefanoff, from the Cancer Institutes Network of Latin America (RINC by its name in Spanish), explained the mission, objectives, and structure of the Network of Latin-American and Caribbean Biobanks (REBLAC by its name in Spanish), which despite limited resources and many challenges, currently accrue high quality human tissue specimens and data to support cancer research in the region. Dr. Robert Hunter-Mellado, Professor of Internal Medicine, Universidad Central del Caribe, followed with an examination of the ethical and regulatory aspects of biobanking tissues for future research, including informed consent of subjects; protection of human subjects rights; and balancing risks and benefit ratios. In the afternoon, the directors of existing biobanks in Puerto Rico (the Puerto Rico Biobank, the Comprehensive Cancer Center biobank, and an HIV-focused biobank at Universidad Central del Caribe) presented their experiences and challenges with establishing biobanks for research in Puerto Rico. In sum, this workshop presented opportunities to share knowledge in the science of biobanking, for further training, and of networking among the participants (34 from 4 different institutions), which will strengthen the collaborative links between investigators studying cancer in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the US. PMID:25626063

  12. Multibeam Mapping and Remotely Operated Vehicle Exploration of the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Region

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Coleman, D. F.; Ten Brink, U. S.; Armstrong, R.; Chaytor, J. D.; Demopoulos, A. W.

    2013-12-01

    During October 2013, an ocean exploration project took place off the coast of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This project, a collaborative effort between the Ocean Exploration Trust, the US Geological Survey, the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, the University of Rhode Island, and NOAA, was aimed at exploring regions of the US exclusive economic zone (EEZ) south of the Puerto Rico Trench axis, and north of Mona Island, Puerto Rico, and the US and British Virgin Islands, and portions of the Anegada Passage. The research vessel E/V Nautilus and the Hercules/Argus ROV system were used to expand the multibeam sonar bathymetric data coverage of the region, collect high definition video footage of seafloor features, and to collect biological and geological samples along selected transects. Particular areas of interest for targeted ROV dives included: the region where a large M7.2 1918 earthquake produced a tsunami that struck northwestern corner of Puerto Rico; a transect up the vertical wall of the Mona Rift (4000 to 1500 m depth); transects along the Septentrional fault system; dives in areas of suspected fluid flow through faults, fissures, and offshore Karst systems associated with the tilted carbonate platform north of Puerto Rico; dives in the Anegada Passage at the entry points for surface Atlantic waters that circulate into the Caribbean; and in regions to investigate and date sedimentary features offset by fault motion and potential tsunamigenic landslides. Biological sampling of many deep-sea benthic organisms (including deep water corals) have never been attempted before in this area. These samples are being used to understand more about the diversity, population dynamics, genetics, and habitat connectivity of these communities, and to provide an age constraint for disturbed sedimentary features. Until this cruise, the location and distribution of deep coral habitats in the US Caribbean was largely unknown. The available information on benthic communities associated with deep coral ecosystems in this region was mostly limited to taxonomic listings from incidental collections by fish traps, shrimp trawls and coral entanglement devices. We present the results of the first direct observations and sampling of these ecosystems.

  13. 78 FR 3495 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00017

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    2013-01-16

    ...notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Dated 01/03/2013. Incident: Heavy rains and flooding. Incident Period: 11/12/2012 through 11/13/2012. Effective Date: 01/03/2013. Physical Loan...

  14. 75 FR 51294 - Puerto Rico Disaster # PR-00010

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    2010-08-19

    ...of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of PUERTO RICO dated 08/11/2010. Incident: Severe Rains and Flooding. Incident Period: 07/19/2010 through 07/23/2010. DATES: Effective Date: 08/11/2010....

  15. Belitza A. Brocco and Julio Morell University of Puerto Rico

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Belitza A. Brocco and Julio Morell University of Puerto Rico CariCOOS PRYSIC 2013 #12;Cari ) · measures the solar radiation reflected by the Earth · spatial resolution of 300m · 15 spectral bands · suspended sediment concentration · aerosol loads over the marine domain. COASTAL WATER QUALITY DATA #12

  16. 8va Reunin de PRYSIG Universidad de Puerto Rico

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    generación del mapa de uso de suelo para Puerto Rico 2010 #12;2 CONTENIDOCONTENIDO · ¿Qué es Xplorah? · Creación de mapa de uso de suelo ­ Esquema de clasificación ­ Creación del grid de interpretación · NDVI dinámicas del uso del suelo Ciclo temporal & Modelos probabilísticos 0 0.5 1 randvt ln1 Uso del suelo

  17. Proceedings of Quantifying Sustainability in Puerto Rico: A Scientific Discussion

    EPA Science Inventory

    The purpose of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development’s (ORD) symposium/workshop entitled, “Quantifying Sustainability in Puerto Rico: A Scientific Discussion,” was to establish a dialogue between researchers and decision makers and fa...

  18. 75 FR 68393 - Puerto Rico Disaster # PR-00011

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-05

    ...This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico dated 10/28/2010. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding and Mudslides. Incident Period: 10/04/2010 through 10/08/2010. Effective Date: 10/28/2010. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/27/2010. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date:...

  19. 76 FR 55154 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00015

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    2011-09-06

    ...This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08/27/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/21/2011 and continuing. Effective Date: 08/27/2011. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/26/2011. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date:...

  20. The distribution of pollution and environmental justice in Puerto Rico

    EPA Science Inventory

    Because few empirical studies on environmental justice and pollution distribution exit, we examine both issues in Puerto Rico. This research is part of a larger US EPA project related to sustainability issues. We use an environmental Gini coefficient with Toxic Release Inventory ...

  1. ASSESSING THE CONDITION OF THE COASTAL RESOURCES OF PUERTO RICO

    EPA Science Inventory

    Forty seven stations located in the coastal estuaries of Puerto Rico were sampled during the summer of 2000 using a probabilistic design. Fourteen estuaries were classified as "large" at 4.19 km2, 25 "medium" at 3.46 km2, and 8 "small" at 0.55 km2. Samples were successfully coll...

  2. Puerto Rico Still Has No Reading First Funds

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy

    2005-01-01

    Nearly four years after Reading First was authorized under the No Child Left Behind Act, federal officials are renegotiating with Puerto Rico--one of the nation's neediest jurisdictions--on a revised plan for satisfying the program's criteria. Still, the self-governing U.S. commonwealth, the only jurisdiction that has yet to receive money from the…

  3. 76 FR 55155 - Puerto Rico Disaster #PR-00014

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    2011-09-06

    ...This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08/ 27/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/21/2011 and continuing. Effective Date: 08/27/2011. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/26/2011. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date:...

  4. Policies for Early Childhood Music Education in Puerto Rico

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hernandez-Candelas, Marta

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author, aware of the importance of music education from the earliest age, especially in the emotional, expressive, cultural, social, intellectual, and creative needs of all children, analyzes the status of music education for the young child in Puerto Rico. She examines whether and how local education policies impact the…

  5. Puerto Rico: A Site of Critical Performative Pedagogy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Elliot, David J.

    2007-01-01

    In this article, the author shares his transformative experiences of teaching in Puerto Rico. Specifically, he reflects on why and how his transactions with his first class caused him to adopt themes and strategies from the relatively new field of "critical performative pedagogy." He begins by explaining three concepts that ground critical…

  6. Public Opinion in Puerto Rico on Alcohol Control Policies

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harwood, Eileen M.; Bernat, Debra H.; Lenk, Kathleen M.; Vazquez, Mary Jo; Wagenaar, Alexander C.

    2004-01-01

    This article discusses the first study to assess public opinion of alcohol policies in Puerto Rico. In 2001, a telephone survey of 514 adults on the island assessed levels of support for 20 alcohol control policies covering five domains: (a) raising alcohol taxes, (b) restricting alcohol consumption in public places, (c) punishing adult providers…

  7. 76 FR 47286 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00013

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    2011-08-04

    ...This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4004-DR), dated 07/14/2011. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides. Incident Period: 05/20/2011 through...

  8. Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    of pollution that make waters fail to meet state water quality standards, and to develop Water Cleanup Plans to address those pollutants. The Water Cleanup Plan (TMDL) establishes limits on pollutants that canPuerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2005 Introduction

  9. Puerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    of pollution that make waters fail to meet state water quality standards, and to develop Water Cleanup Plans to address those pollutants. The Water Cleanup Plan (TMDL) establishes limits on pollutants that canPuerto Rico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2004 Introduction

  10. Community beliefs and practices about dengue in Puerto Rico

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    In spite of long-term endemicity and repeated government and private efforts, effective, sustained community participation for dengue prevention is still a challenge in Puerto Rico. This study explored differences found in interviews conducted in 2001 in attitudes toward dengue and its prevention by...

  11. CRITERIA POLLUTANT AND ACID AEROSOL CHARACTERIZATION STUDY - CATANO, PUERTO RICO

    EPA Science Inventory

    The objective of the Catano Criteria Pollutant and Acid Aerosol Characterization study was to characterize criteria pollutant and acid aerosol concentrations in the Ward of Catano and adjacent residential areas in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. on-Governmental organizations (NG...

  12. Sediment Loss and its Contributors in Puerto Rico Watersheds

    EPA Science Inventory

    A major environmental concern in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is increased sediment load to water reservoirs and ultimately to estuaries and reef areas outside the estuaries. Sediment deposition has significantly reduced the storage capacity of reservoirs, and the associated c...

  13. Food resource partitioning inb syntopic nectarivorous bats on Puerto Rico

    EPA Science Inventory

    We analyzed stable isotopes (?13C, ?15N) to estimate the importance of plants and insects to the diet of two nectar-feeding bats on Puerto Rico, the brown flower bat (Erophylla bombifrons) and the Greater Antillean long-tongued bat (Monophyllus redmani). Concentrations of stable ...

  14. Frontiers in Education Conference 1 San Juan, Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Larkin, Teresa L.

    , and technology (SMET) education. Introduction A growing body of research on adult learners suggestsFrontiers in Education Conference ­ 1 San Juan, Puerto Rico Teaching to Students' Learning Styles. These approaches can easily be adapted for use by educators in other branches of science, mathematics, engineering

  15. Relations between Study and Employment: Music Graduates in Puerto Rico

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Latorre, Ileana S.; Lorenzo, Oswaldo

    2013-01-01

    Higher education programs in Puerto Rico include undergraduate degrees in music, music education, composition, popular music, jazz and Caribbean music, and, most recently, a master’s degree in music education. However, little is known about what music graduates do after concluding college. Do they work in music-related areas? Are they satisfied…

  16. Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    under the provisions of section 104 of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-242), as amended by Public Laws 101-397, 104-147, 106- 374, and 109-471. Section 104 of the Water ResourcesPuerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute U.S. Geological Survey Department

  17. Frontiers in Education Conference -1 San Juan, Puerto Rico

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    Larkin, Teresa L.

    of assessment of student learning to learning gains to address how the use of technology as an interactive for meaningful learning to occur, the learner must be given the opportunity to actively interactFrontiers in Education Conference - 1 San Juan, Puerto Rico Assessment of Technology-Based Learning

  18. 50 CFR 32.58 - Puerto Rico. [Reserved

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 9 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Puerto Rico. 32.58 Section 32.58 Wildlife and Fisheries UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (CONTINUED) THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM HUNTING AND FISHING Refuge-Specific Regulations for Hunting and...

  19. Sediment loss and its cause in Puerto Rico watersheds

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    Yuan, Y.; Jiang, Y.; Taguas, E. V.; Mbonimpa, E. G.; Hu, W.

    2015-09-01

    A major environmental concern in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is increased sediment load to water reservoirs, to estuaries, and finally to coral reef areas outside the estuaries. Sediment deposition has significantly reduced the storage capacity of reservoirs, and sediments, with their associated contaminants and nutrients that are adsorbed, can stress corals and negatively impact reef health. To prevent and manage sediment loss it is therefore important to understand local soil erosion and sediment transport processes. The main objective of this study was to determine the influence of landscape characteristics on sediment loss. We analyzed available precipitation and sediment data collected in Puerto Rico during the past three decades, as well as information on land use, soil properties, and topography. Our partial least squares analysis was not very successful in identifying major factors associated with sediment loss due to the complexity of the study's watersheds; however, it was found that topography and rainfall factors do not play a leading role. Sediment loss from the ridge watersheds in Puerto Rico was mainly caused by interactions of development, heavy rainfall events (especially hurricanes), and steep mountainous slopes associated with the ridges. These results improve our understanding of sediment loss resulting from changes in land use/cover within a Puerto Rico watershed, and allow stakeholders to make more informed decisions about land use planning.

  20. Disinfection Alternatives for Small Communities in Puerto Rico

    EPA Science Inventory

    Disinfection Alternatives for Small Communities in Puerto Rico Craig Patterson1, Graciela Ramirez Toro2, Harvey Minnigh2, Cristina Maldonado3, and Rajib Sinha4 1U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development, 2Centro de Educación, Conservación e Interpretación Ambiental (CECIA),...

  1. Quantifying Sustainability in Puerto Rico – A Scientific Discussion

    EPA Science Inventory

    The presentation introduces the symposium and an overview of work on sustainability metrics research in Puerto Rico. The presentation starts broadly by presenting the focus of Office of Research and Development on sustainability and systems thinking and drilling down to the how ...

  2. Spiders associated with papaya, Carica papaya L., in Puerto Rico

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The main objective of this work was to study the species composition and population dynamics of spiders associated with papaya plantings in three papaya production areas: Corozal, Isabela, and Lajas, Puerto Rico. Nineteen species representing seven families and 15 genera were identified. Members of ...

  3. 76 FR 59179 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00014

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    2011-09-23

    ...declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08/27/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/21/2011 through 08/24/2011. Dates: Effective Date: 09/13/2011. Physical...

  4. Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    under the provisions of section 104 of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-242), as amended by Public Laws 101-397, 104-147, 106-374, and 109-471. Section 104 of the Water Resources ResearchPuerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute U.S. Geological Survey Department

  5. 78 FR 58273 - Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 7-Mayaguez, Puerto Rico: Notification of Proposed Production Activity...

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    2013-09-23

    ... Foreign-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 7--Mayaguez, Puerto Rico: Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Patheon Puerto Rico, Inc. (Pharmaceutical Products); Caguas and Manat , Puerto Rico The Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, grantee of FTZ 7, submitted a notification of...

  6. ASSESSMENT OF MORTALIlY IN AN OFFSHORE POPULATION OF QUEEN CONCH, STROMBUS GIGAS L., IN SOUTHWEST PUERTO RICO

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    PUERTO RICO RICHARD S. APPELDOORN1 ABSTRACT A Jolly-Seber multiple tag-recapture experiment was conducted for 2 years on a queen conch popula- tion offshore ofLa Parguera, Puerto Rico in order to estimate Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Mayag\\iez. Puerto Rico 00709. Manuscript accepted July 1987. FISHERY

  7. A Well-Resolved Phylogeny of the Trees of Puerto Rico Based on DNA Barcode Sequence Data

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    Uriarte, Maria

    A Well-Resolved Phylogeny of the Trees of Puerto Rico Based on DNA Barcode Sequence Data Robert of America, 4 Department of Environmental Science, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00925 for 527 native and naturalized trees of Puerto Rico, representing the vast majority of the entire tree

  8. Tropical cyclones and the flood hydrology of Puerto Rico

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    Smith, J.A.; Sturdevant-Rees, P.; Baeck, M.L.; Larsen, M.C.

    2005-01-01

    Some of the largest unit discharge flood peaks in the stream gaging records of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have occurred in Puerto Rico. Many of these flood peaks are associated with tropical cyclones. Hurricane Georges, which passed directly over the island on 21-22 September 1998, produced record flood peaks at numerous USGS stations in Puerto Rico. The hydrology and hydrometeorology of extreme flood response in Puerto Rico are examined through analyses of rainfall, based on Weather Surveillance Radar - 1988 Doppler (WSR-88D) radar reflectivity observations and USGS rain gage observations and discharge from USGS stream gaging stations. Peak rainfall accumulations of more than 700 mm occurred in the central mountain region of the island. The largest unit discharge flood peaks, however, were located in the eastern portion of the island in areas with smaller storm total rainfall accumulations but markedly larger rainfall rates at 5-60 min timescale. Orographic precipitation mechanisms played an important role in rainfall distribution over the island of Puerto Rico. Amplification of rainfall accumulations was associated with areas of upslope motion. Elevated low-level cloud water content in regions of upslope motion played an important role in the maximum rainfall accumulations in the central mountain region of Puerto Rico. The largest unit discharge flood peaks, however, were produced by a decaying eye wall mesovortex, which resulted in a 30-45 min period of extreme rainfall rates over the eastern portion of the island. This storm element was responsible for the record flood peak of the Rio Grande de Lo??iza. The role of terrain in development and evolution of the eye wall mesovortex is unclear but is of fundamental importance for assessing extreme flood response from the storm. Hydrologic response is examined through analyses of rainfall and discharge from five pairs of drainage basins, extending from east to west over the island. These analyses point to the importance of short-term rainfall rates for extreme flood response. The hydrologic response of Puerto Rico is compared with two other extreme flood environments, the central Appalachians and Edwards Plateau of Texas. These analyses suggest that the high rainfall environment of Puerto Rico is linked to the development of a hydraulically efficient drainage system. Copyright 2005 by the American Geophysical Union.

  9. Puerto Rico - 2002 : field studies to resolve aerosol processes.

    SciTech Connect

    Gaffney, J. S.; Marley, N. A.; Ravelo, R.

    1999-10-05

    A number of questions remain concerning homogeneous aerosol formation by natural organics interacting with anthropogenic pollutants. For example, chlorine has been proposed as a potential oxidant in the troposphere because of its very high reactivity with a wide range of organics (Finlayson-Pitts, 1993). Indeed, sea salt aerosol in the presence of ozone has been shown to produce chlorine atoms in heterogeneous photochemical reactions under laboratory conditions. Whether chlorine can initiate oxidation of natural organics such as monoterpene hydrocarbons and can generate homogeneous nucleation or condensable material that contributes to aerosol loadings needs to be assessed. The nighttime reactions of ozone and nitrate radical can also result in monoterpene reactions that contribute to aerosol mass. We are currently planning field studies in Puerto Rico to assess these aerosol issues and other atmospheric chemistry questions. Puerto Rico has a number of key features that make it very attractive for a field study of this sort. The principal feature is the island's very regular meteorology and its position in the Caribbean Sea relative to the easterly trade winds. This meteorology and the island's rectangular shape (100 x 35 miles) make it highly suitable for simplification of boundary layer conditions. In addition, the long stretch between Puerto Rico and the nearest pollution sources in Africa and southern Europe make the incoming background air relatively clean and constant. Furthermore, Puerto Rico has approximately 3.5 million people with a very well defined source region and a central area of rain forest vegetation. These features make Puerto Rico an ideal locale for assessing aerosol processes. The following sections describe specific areas of atmospheric chemistry that can be explored during the proposed field study.

  10. Serpentinization history of the Río Guanajibo serpentinite body, Puerto Rico

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Roehrig, Erin E.; Laó-Dávila, Daniel A.; Wolfe, Amy L.

    2015-10-01

    The Río Guanajibo serpentinite body (RGSB) near Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, is part of an ophiolite mélange thrust in an oceanic convergent zone. The aim of this study was to characterize the extent and chronology of serpentinization within this peridotite mass. Mineralogy, microstructures, and veining episodes within the RGSB were characterized using optical microscopy, x-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and structural analyses. This study identified, for the first time, all three serpentine polymorphs (i.e., antigorite, chrysotile, lizardite) in serpentinite samples collected from Puerto Rico. Lizardite, the initial serpentine mineral formed from widespread hydration of olivine, was found throughout serpentinite samples. Chrysotile was the most abundant polymorph observed in sheared serpentinite samples, consistent with conditions favoring low fluid to rock ratios, supersaturation and abundant porosity. Antigorite was observed as a replacement texture in serpentinites that were not exposed to greenschist facies metamorphic conditions, and were frequently found in veins with a shear component. The results indicate that metamorphic conditions do not exclusively dictate polymorph formation. The mineralogy and textures observed within the different vein generations reflect the formation conditions, and deformational mechanisms, that occurred during the serpentinization process; six veining episodes (V1 - V6) were identified and grouped into four stages of serpentinization. Stage one (V1 and V2 type veins) represents the earliest stages of serpentinization and was characterized by microscopic fracture networks that formed as a result of cracking during the initial hydration of olivine under low water/rock ratios. During stage two (V3 and V4 type veins), fibrous crack - seal veins formed to accommodate continued volume expansion, via incremental fracture openings, caused by continued hydration of olivine. The ascension of serpentinite into the upper lithosphere was inferred to occur during Stage three; V5 type veins are associated with this stage. Textures and vein morphologies, representing supersaturated conditions and a decrease in temperature, were observed. Stage 4 (V6 type veins) was characterized by shear deformation features, which formed as a result of thrusting associated with the emplacement of the RGSB or Late Eocene transpression and fault reactivation along the Caribbean plate boundary.

  11. Estimating GroundEstimating Ground--Level Solar RadiationLevel Solar Radiation and Evapotranspiration In Puerto Ricoand Evapotranspiration In Puerto Rico

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    and Evapotranspiration In Puerto Ricoand Evapotranspiration In Puerto Rico 1 2 3 Using Satellite Remote SensingDepartment of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, University of Puerto Rico ­ Mayagüez Campus, P.O. Box flflow · In Puerto Rico, if ET = 5 mm/day, this is equivalent to 45 million m3 or 12 billion gallons

  12. Pharmacogenetics of healthy volunteers in Puerto Rico.

    PubMed

    Claudio-Campos, Karla; Orengo-Mercado, Carmelo; Renta, Jessicca Y; Peguero, Muriel; García, Ricardo; Hernández, Gabriel; Corey, Susan; Cadilla, Carmen L; Duconge, Jorge

    2015-12-01

    Puerto Ricans are a unique Hispanic population with European, Native American (Taino), and higher West African ancestral contributions than other non-Caribbean Hispanics. In admixed populations, such as Puerto Ricans, genetic variants can be found at different frequencies when compared to parental populations and uniquely combined and distributed. Therefore, in this review, we aimed to collect data from studies conducted in healthy Puerto Ricans and to report the frequencies of genetic polymorphisms with major relevance in drug response. Filtering for healthy volunteers or individuals, we performed a search of pharmacogenetic studies in academic literature databases without limiting the period of the results. The search was limited to Puerto Ricans living in the island, excluding those studies performed in mainland (United States). We found that the genetic markers impacting pharmacological therapy in the areas of cardiovascular, oncology, and neurology are the most frequently investigated. Coincidently, the top causes of mortality in the island are cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and stroke. In addition, polymorphisms in genes that encode for members of the CYP450 family (CYP2C9, CYP2C19, and CYP2D6) are also available due to their relevance in the metabolism of drugs. The complex genetic background of Puerto Ricans is responsible for the divergence in the reported allele frequencies when compared to parental populations (Africans, East Asians, and Europeans). The importance of reporting the findings of pharmacogenetic studies conducted in Puerto Ricans is to identify genetic variants with potential utility among this genetically complex population and eventually move forward the adoption of personalized medicine in the island. PMID:26501165

  13. University of Puerto Rico Mayagez Campus

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    plumes (specifically, their effect on suspended sediments and chlorophyll) in coastal areas of Puerto and CHL will be registered during this research and will affect the coastal ecosystem and carbonate to communities that are dominated by more resistant coral species and macroalgae (Devlin et al., 2012). Also

  14. 33 CFR 165.771 - Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ..., Puerto Rico 165.771 Section 165.771 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico (a) Location. The following area is established as a safety zone... Bahia de Ponce, on approach to or departure from the Puerto de Ponce waterfront facility in Bahia...

  15. EFFECTS OF COMPETITION ON SIZE AND GROWTH RATES OF CARACOLUS CARACOLLA (L.) IN PUERTO RICO

    E-print Network

    Willig, Michael

    EFFECTS OF COMPETITION ON SIZE AND GROWTH RATES OF CARACOLUS CARACOLLA (L.) IN PUERTO RICO). In the Luquillo Experimental Forest (LEF) of Puerto Rico, the assemblage structure of terrestrial gastropods rates and median shell size of a common Puerto Rican snail, Caracolus caracolla, as a function

  16. 33 CFR 165.771 - Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ..., Puerto Rico 165.771 Section 165.771 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico (a) Location. The following area is established as a safety zone... Bahia de Ponce, on approach to or departure from the Puerto de Ponce waterfront facility in Bahia...

  17. 33 CFR 165.771 - Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ..., Puerto Rico. 165.771 Section 165.771 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico. (a) Location. The following area is established as a safety zone... Bahia de Ponce, on approach to or departure from the Puerto de Ponce waterfront facility in Bahia...

  18. 33 CFR 165.771 - Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ..., Puerto Rico 165.771 Section 165.771 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico (a) Location. The following area is established as a safety zone... Bahia de Ponce, on approach to or departure from the Puerto de Ponce waterfront facility in Bahia...

  19. Heavy Metals contamination in two bioluminescent bays of Puerto Rico Yadira Soto Viruet

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    1 Heavy Metals contamination in two bioluminescent bays of Puerto Rico Yadira Soto Viruet #802 that two important Bioluminesce Bays in Puerto Rico, La Parguera Bioluminescence Bay in Lajas and Puerto Mosquito Bay in Vieques have differences in the characteristic of bioluminescent. The presence of arsenic

  20. The Anthropology of the People of Puerto Rico. Studies of Puerto Rican Society and Culture, No. 1.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Duncan, Ronald J., Ed.

    This monograph contains seven papers presented at a 1977 symposium held to reevaluate the 1947 research work, "The People of Puerto Rico." (1) Sidney Mintz discusses the role of Puerto Rico in modern social science. (2) Eric Wolf, one of the authors of the 1947 work, comments retrospectively on some of the conceptual and methodological strengths…

  1. Small area variation in diabetes prevalence in Puerto Rico

    PubMed Central

    Tierney, Edward F.; Burrows, Nilka R.; Barker, Lawrence E.; Beckles, Gloria L.; Boyle, James P.; Cadwell, Betsy L.; Kirtland, Karen A.; Thompson, Theodore J.

    2015-01-01

    Objective To estimate the 2009 prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in Puerto Rico among adults ? 20 years of age in order to gain a better understanding of its geographic distribution so that policymakers can more efficiently target prevention and control programs. Methods A Bayesian multilevel model was fitted to the combined 2008–2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and 2009 United States Census data to estimate diabetes prevalence for each of the 78 municipios (counties) in Puerto Rico. Results The mean unadjusted estimate for all counties was 14.3% (range by county, 9.9%–18.0%). The average width of the confidence intervals was 6.2%. Adjusted and unadjusted estimates differed little. Conclusions These 78 county estimates are higher on average and showed less variability (i.e., had a smaller range) than the previously published estimates of the 2008 diabetes prevalence for all United States counties (mean, 9.9%; range, 3.0%–18.2%). PMID:23939364

  2. Real Time Flood Alert System (RTFAS) for Puerto Rico

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Lopez-Trujillo, Dianne

    2010-01-01

    The Real Time Flood Alert System is a web-based computer program, developed as a data integration tool, and designed to increase the ability of emergency managers to rapidly and accurately predict flooding conditions of streams in Puerto Rico. The system includes software and a relational database to determine the spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall, water levels in streams and reservoirs, and associated storms to determine hazardous and potential flood conditions. The computer program was developed as part of a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Geological Survey Caribbean Water Science Center and the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency, and integrates information collected and processed by these two agencies and the National Weather Service.

  3. 76 FR 63699 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00015

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    2011-10-13

    ...This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4017-DR), dated 08/27/2011. Incident: Hurricane Irene. Incident Period: 08/21/2011 through 08/24/2011. Effective Date: 10/04/2011. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/26/2011. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date:...

  4. 75 FR 76517 - Puerto Rico Disaster Number PR-00012

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    2010-12-08

    ...This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1946-DR), dated 10/26/2010. Incident: Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides associated with Tropical Storm Otto. Incident Period: 10/04/2010 through 10/08/2010. Effective Date: 11/29/2010. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 12/27/2010.......

  5. Cenomanian (Cretaceons) Foraminifera from the Puerto Rico Trench

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Todd, R.; Low, D.

    1964-01-01

    An assemblage of predominantly planktonic Foraminifera is discussed from rocks of Cenomanian age dredged from between 3,200 and 3,500 fm on the north slope of the Puerto Rico Trench. Thirty-three planktonic and benthonic species are described. Planomalina pulchella is new; nine species are specifically unidentifiable. Deposition is interpreted as having been at a depth of over 1,000 fm, possibly as deep as where found. ?? 1964.

  6. A proposed streamflow-data program for Puerto Rico

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Lopez, Miguel A.; Fields, Fred K.

    1970-01-01

    The streamflow-data program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Puerto Rico has been one of the principal parts of an overall appraisal of the water resources of the Island since the initiation of a cooperative agreement with agencies of the Commonwealth Government in 1957. The streamflow-station network has increased in direct response to demand for data to support planning for the rapidly accelerated industrial and population growth that has occurred since.

  7. Lessons Learned from the Puerto Rico Battery Energy Storage System

    SciTech Connect

    BOYES, JOHN D.; DE ANA, MINDI FARBER; TORRES, WENCESLANO

    1999-09-01

    The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) installed a distributed battery energy storage system in 1994 at a substation near San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was patterned after two other large energy storage systems operated by electric utilities in California and Germany. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Storage Systems Program at Sandia National Laboratories has followed the progress of all stages of the project since its inception. It directly supported the critical battery room cooling system design by conducting laboratory thermal testing of a scale model of the battery under simulated operating conditions. The Puerto Rico facility is at present the largest operating battery storage system in the world and is successfully providing frequency control, voltage regulation, and spinning reserve to the Caribbean island. The system further proved its usefulness to the PREPA network in the fall of 1998 in the aftermath of Hurricane Georges. The owner-operator, PREPA, and the architect/engineer, vendors, and contractors learned many valuable lessons during all phases of project development and operation. In documenting these lessons, this report will help PREPA and other utilities in planning to build large energy storage systems.

  8. 76 FR 1192 - Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Period for Puerto Rico

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    2011-01-07

    ... announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB Program for Puerto Rico. The following change has occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the State's EB status: Puerto Rico's... Rico has triggered off of EB. Puerto Rico's payable period in the Federal-State Extended...

  9. 78 FR 30270 - Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 61-San Juan, Puerto Rico, Notification of Proposed Production Activity...

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    2013-05-22

    ...-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 61--San Juan, Puerto Rico, Notification of Proposed Production Activity, Janssen Ortho LLC (Pharmaceutical Products Production), Gurabo, Puerto Rico The Puerto... activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Janssen Ortho LLC (Janssen), located in Gurabo, Puerto Rico....

  10. 78 FR 16465 - Foreign-Trade Zone 7-Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Authorization of Production Activity, Pepsi Cola...

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    2013-03-15

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zone 7--Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Authorization of Production Activity, Pepsi Cola Puerto Rico Distributing, LLC (Soft Drink and Fruit Drink Beverages), Toa Baja, Puerto Rico On November 5, 2012, the Puerto...

  11. Ethnography of the status question and everyday politics in Puerto Rico 

    E-print Network

    Ellis, Christopher David

    2015-06-30

    This thesis is about the power of political elites to establish the framework of political discourse, and to thereby control political power, in Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican 'status question' - the debate about the ...

  12. Peer Norms and Sharing of Injection Paraphernalia among Puerto Rican Injection Drug Users in New York and Puerto Rico

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Andia, Jonny F.; Deren, Sherry; Robles, Rafaela R.; Kang, Sung-Yeon; Colon, Hector M.

    2008-01-01

    This study examines the influence of peer norms on sharing of injection paraphernalia (e.g., indirect sharing behaviors, including sharing of cookers, cotton, rinse water and back/front loading) among Puerto Rican injection drug users (IDUs) in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, and East Harlem, New York City. Data were collected from 873 Puerto Rican IDUs…

  13. Puerto Rico`s EcoElectrica LNG/power project marks a project financing first

    SciTech Connect

    Lammers, R.; Taylor, S.

    1998-02-23

    On Dec. 15, 1997, Enron International and Kenetech Energy Services achieved financial close on the $670 million EcoElectrica liquefied natural gas terminal and cogeneration project proposed for Puerto Rico. The project involves construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal, cogeneration plant, and desalination unit on the southern coast of Puerto Rico, in the Penuelas/Guayanilla area. EcoElectrica will include a 500-mw, combined-cycle cogeneration power plant fueled mainly by LNG imported from the 400 MMcfd Atlantic LNG project on the island of Trinidad. Achieving financial close on a project of this size is always a time-consuming matter and one with a number of challenges. These challenges were increased by the unique nature of both the project and its financing--no project financing had ever before been completed that combined an LNG terminal and power plant. The paper discusses the project, financing details and challenges, key investment considerations, and integrated project prospects.

  14. 26 CFR 1.876-1 - Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or the Northern Mariana Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American... INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Corporations § 1.876-1 Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam,...

  15. 26 CFR 1.876-1 - Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or the Northern Mariana Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American... INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Corporations § 1.876-1 Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam,...

  16. 26 CFR 1.876-1 - Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or the Northern Mariana Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American... INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Corporations § 1.876-1 Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam,...

  17. 26 CFR 1.876-1 - Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or the Northern Mariana Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American... INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Corporations § 1.876-1 Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam,...

  18. Sedimentation Survey of Lago Guerrero, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, March 2006

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Soler-López, Luis R.

    2009-01-01

    Lago Guerrero is located in Aguadilla, northwestern Puerto Rico (fig. 1). The reservoir has a surface area of about 32,000 square meters and is excavated in Aymamon Limestone of Miocene age. This bedrock consists of chalk interbed-ded with solution-riddled hard limestone (Monroe, 1969). The reservoir was constructed in the 1930s as part of the Isabela Hydroelectric System to regulate flows to two hydroelectric plants-Central Isabel No. 2, at an elevation of about 110 meters above mean sea level, and Central Isabel No. 3, at about 55 meters above mean sea level. Hydroelectric power generation was discontinued during the early 1960s, although the exact date is unknown (Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, written commun., 2007). The principal use of the reservoir since then has been to regulate flow to two public-supply water filtration plants and supply irrigation water for the Aguadilla area. Flow into the reservoir is derived from Lago Guajataca through a 26-kilometer-long Canal Principal de Diversion concrete canal (Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, written commun., 2001). Additional inflow occurs on an incidental basis only during intensive rainfall from the immediate drainage area. The present Lago Guerrero drainage area is undetermined, due to the irregular and complex topography of the limestone terrain and anthropogenic modifications to the stormwater drainage system. Stormwater runoff, however, is presumed to be negligible compared to the almost constant inflow to the reservoir of about 59,300 cubic meters per day from Lago Guajataca (CSA Group, 2000). On March 9, 2006, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Caribbean Water Science Center, in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), conducted a bathymetric survey of Lago Guerrero to determine the storage capacity of the reservoir and sedimentation amount since a previous survey conducted on May 30, 2001. The March 2006 survey was made to develop a bathymetric map of the reservoir, establish baseline data for future reservoir capacity comparisons, and to estimate the average sedimentation rate over the preceding 5 years.

  19. Geophysical logs from the Toa Baja scientific drillhole, Puerto Rico

    SciTech Connect

    Anderson, R.N. )

    1991-03-01

    Geophysical logs from the Toa Baja drillhole on the north central coast of Puerto Rico are used to distinguish the variation in physical properties with depth in this non-volcanic island arc massif. A marked unconformity separates shallow Oligocene to Miocene limestones with considerable permeability contrast from a deeper sequence of volcaniclastic rocks with decreasing shaliness. A volcanic sill or flow overlying a strongly mineralized zone is found to cause the impedance contrast responsible for the strong seismic reflection anomaly (bright spot) that was the exploration target.

  20. New genus and species of flea beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) from Puerto Rico

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A new genus (Borinken) and five new species (Borinken elyunque, Distigmoptera chamorrae, Kiskeya elyunque, Ulrica eltoro, and U. iviei) from Puerto Rico are described and illustrated. A key to all Caribbean Monoplatini genera, a key to all Kiskeya species and to Ulrica species of Puerto Rico are pro...

  1. Puerto Rico's PLATO Learning Program: An Independent Evaluation of the PLATO Learning Model

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    Shillady, Lucinda; Miller, Libbie

    2004-01-01

    The Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) program has become a valuable resource in the implementation of the Puerto Rico Department of Education's educational reform process. To support the process, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico granted computerized equipment, reading and mathematics software and training designed for schools. This included reading…

  2. 47 CFR 73.1210 - TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico...-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico. (a) For the purpose of this section, dual-language broadcasting shall be understood to mean the telecasting of a program in one language with the simultaneous...

  3. 47 CFR 73.1210 - TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico...-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico. (a) For the purpose of this section, dual-language broadcasting shall be understood to mean the telecasting of a program in one language with the simultaneous...

  4. 47 CFR 73.1210 - TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico...-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico. (a) For the purpose of this section, dual-language broadcasting shall be understood to mean the telecasting of a program in one language with the simultaneous...

  5. 47 CFR 73.1210 - TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico...-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico. (a) For the purpose of this section, dual-language broadcasting shall be understood to mean the telecasting of a program in one language with the simultaneous...

  6. 47 CFR 73.1210 - TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico...-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico. (a) For the purpose of this section, dual-language broadcasting shall be understood to mean the telecasting of a program in one language with the simultaneous...

  7. 33 CFR 165.778 - Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ..., Puerto Rico. 165.778 Section 165.778 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. (a) Security zone. A moving and fixed security zone is established around all cruise ships entering, departing, mooring, or anchoring in the Port of Mayaguez,...

  8. 78 FR 9884 - Approval of Subzone Status; Zimmer Manufacturing BV; Ponce, Puerto Rico

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    2013-02-12

    ...-Trade Zones Board Approval of Subzone Status; Zimmer Manufacturing BV; Ponce, Puerto Rico Pursuant to... in Ponce, Puerto Rico (FTZ Docket B-81-2012, docketed 11/8/2012); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (77 FR 68102, 11/15/2012) and the application has...

  9. 33 CFR 165.758 - Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico. (a) Location. Moving and fixed security zones are established 50... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico. 165.758 Section 165.758 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF...

  10. 33 CFR 165.758 - Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico. (a) Location. Moving and fixed security zones are established 50... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico. 165.758 Section 165.758 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF...

  11. 5 CFR 532.275 - Special wage schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Special wage schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico. 532.275 Section 532.275 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS PREVAILING RATE SYSTEMS Prevailing Rate Determinations § 532.275 Special wage schedules for ship surveyors in Puerto Rico....

  12. 33 CFR 165.778 - Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ..., Puerto Rico. 165.778 Section 165.778 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. (a) Security zone. A moving and fixed security zone is established around all cruise ships entering, departing, mooring, or anchoring in the Port of Mayaguez,...

  13. 33 CFR 165.778 - Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ..., Puerto Rico. 165.778 Section 165.778 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. (a) Security zone. A moving and fixed security zone is established around all cruise ships entering, departing, mooring, or anchoring in the Port of Mayaguez,...

  14. 27 CFR 17.5 - Products manufactured in Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. 17.5 Section 17.5 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND... are unfit for beverage purposes and which are brought into the United States from Puerto Rico or the U... USED IN MANUFACTURING NONBEVERAGE PRODUCTS General Provisions § 17.5 Products manufactured in...

  15. 33 CFR 165.758 - Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico. (a) Location. Moving and fixed security zones are established 50... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico. 165.758 Section 165.758 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF...

  16. 33 CFR 165.778 - Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ..., Puerto Rico. 165.778 Section 165.778 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. (a) Security zone. A moving and fixed security zone is established around all cruise ships entering, departing, mooring, or anchoring in the Port of Mayaguez,...

  17. 33 CFR 165.758 - Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico. (a) Location. Moving and fixed security zones are established 50... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico. 165.758 Section 165.758 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF...

  18. 40 CFR 81.77 - Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 18 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Puerto Rico Air Quality Control Region. 81.77 Section 81.77 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.77 Puerto Rico Air...

  19. 76 FR 70703 - Foreign-Trade Zone 61-San Juan, Puerto Rico; Application for Expansion

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-15

    ...-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zone 61--San Juan, Puerto Rico; Application for Expansion An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Puerto Rico Trade and Export... November 9, 2011. FTZ 61 was approved on October 20, 1980 (Board Order 165, 45 FR 71408, 10/28/80)....

  20. 27 CFR 17.5 - Products manufactured in Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. 17.5 Section 17.5 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND... are unfit for beverage purposes and which are brought into the United States from Puerto Rico or the U... USED IN MANUFACTURING NONBEVERAGE PRODUCTS General Provisions § 17.5 Products manufactured in...

  1. 27 CFR 17.5 - Products manufactured in Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. 17.5 Section 17.5 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND... are unfit for beverage purposes and which are brought into the United States from Puerto Rico or the U... USED IN MANUFACTURING NONBEVERAGE PRODUCTS General Provisions § 17.5 Products manufactured in...

  2. Anlisis de cambios en la calidad del agua en Puerto Rico utilizando Sistemas de

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Análisis de cambios en la calidad del agua en Puerto Rico utilizando Sistemas de Información;Agradecimientos · Calidad del agua (Puerto Rico) ­ Maria Uriarte de Columbia University ­ Charles B. Yackulic , Yili Lim · Calidad del agua (Cuenca Guavate) ­ Keyla Torres, Elizabeth Pabón y Fredmarie Oyola

  3. Genomic Assays for Identification of Chikungunya Virus in Blood Donors, Puerto Rico, 2014

    PubMed Central

    Chiu, Charles Y.; Bres, Vanessa; Yu, Guixia; Krysztof, David; Naccache, Samia N.; Lee, Deanna; Pfeil, Jacob; Linnen, Jeffrey M.

    2015-01-01

    A newly developed transcription-mediated amplification assay was used to detect chikungunya virus infection in 3 of 557 asymptomatic donors (0.54%) from Puerto Rico during the 2014–2015 Caribbean epidemic. Viral detection was confirmed by using PCR, microarray, and next-generation sequencing. Molecular clock analysis dated the emergence of the Puerto Rico strains to early 2013. PMID:26196378

  4. WATER AND ENERGY BALANCE ESTIMATION IN PUERTO RICO USING SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    WATER AND ENERGY BALANCE ESTIMATION IN PUERTO RICO USING SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING Eric. W the hydrologic water balance using remote sensing techniques represents a distinct advantage over traditional was developed for estimating the surface water balance, based on remotely sensed data for Puerto Rico

  5. Land Use/Land Cover of two bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico Yadira Soto Viruet

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    1 Land Use/Land Cover of two bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico Yadira Soto Viruet #802 Mosquito Bay in Vieques and La Parguera Bioluminescence Bay in Lajas, Puerto Rico (two bioluminescence bays for the land around two bioluminescence bays. To produce Land Use/Land cover maps the Remote Sensing Technology

  6. 78 FR 13625 - Approval of Subzone Status; Sea World, Inc.; Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

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    2013-02-28

    ... Register inviting public comment (77 FR 75145, 12/19/2012). The FTZ staff examiner reviewed the application... Foreign-Trade Zones Board Approval of Subzone Status; Sea World, Inc.; Guaynabo, Puerto Rico On December... the existing activation limit of FTZ 61, on behalf of Sea World, Inc., in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico....

  7. The Pragmatics of Professionalism: Translation and Interpretation in Puerto Rico and Quebec.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Archibald, J.

    The impact of Puerto Rico's and Quebec's laws on official bilingualism of translation and interpreting services is examined. In the case of Puerto Rico, public policy concerning the use of Spanish and English since 1899 is reviewed, focusing on early laws and those passed since 1991. The status of the translation profession is discussed, and it is…

  8. Estimating recharge thresholds in tropical karst island aquifers: Barbados, Puerto Rico and Guam

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    Banner, Jay L.

    Estimating recharge thresholds in tropical karst island aquifers: Barbados, Puerto Rico and Guam of rainfall. The karst aquifers on Barbados, Guam and Puerto Rico have similar rainwater and groundwater therefore speculate that similar recharge-rainfall thresholds may be observed in other tropical karst

  9. 47 CFR 73.1210 - TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Telecommunication 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico. 73.1210...SERVICES Rules Applicable to All Broadcast Stations § 73.1210 TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico....

  10. 47 CFR 73.1210 - TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Telecommunication 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico. 73.1210...SERVICES Rules Applicable to All Broadcast Stations § 73.1210 TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico....

  11. 47 CFR 73.1210 - TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Telecommunication 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico. 73.1210...SERVICES Rules Applicable to All Broadcast Stations § 73.1210 TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico....

  12. 47 CFR 73.1210 - TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...Telecommunication 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico. 73.1210...SERVICES Rules Applicable to All Broadcast Stations § 73.1210 TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico....

  13. 47 CFR 73.1210 - TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...Telecommunication 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico. 73.1210...SERVICES Rules Applicable to All Broadcast Stations § 73.1210 TV/FM dual-language broadcasting in Puerto Rico....

  14. 7 CFR 318.13-24 - Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...) The sweet potatoes must be inspected by an inspector and found to be free of the sweet potato scarabee... 7 Agriculture 5 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. 318.13-24 Section 318... Articles From Hawaii and the Territories § 318.13-24 Sweet potatoes from Puerto Rico. Sweet potatoes...

  15. Eliciting stakeholder values for coral reef management tasks in the Guánica Bay watershed, Puerto Rico

    EPA Science Inventory

    The EPA is developing a valuation protocol for southwest Puerto Rico that will support the US Coral Reef Task Force’s (USCRTF) Partnership Initiative in the Guánica Bay/Rio Loco (GB/RL) Watershed. The GB/RL watershed is located in southwestern Puerto Rico and includes the urbaniz...

  16. New seafloor map of the Puerto Rico Trench helps assess earthquake and tsunami hazards

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    ten Brink, Uri S.; Danforth, William; Polloni, Christopher; Andrews, Brian D.; Llanes Estrada, Pilar; Smith, Shepard; Parker, Eugene; Uozumi, Toshihiko

    2004-01-01

    The Puerto Rico Trench, the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean, is located where the North American (NOAM) plate is subducting under the Caribbean plate (Figure l). The trench region may pose significant seismic and tsunami hazards to Puerto Rico and the U.S.Virgin Islands, where 4 million U.S. citizens reside. Widespread damage in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola from an earthquake in 1787 was estimated to be the result of a magnitude 8 earthquake north of the islands [McCann et al., 2004]. A tsunami killed 40 people in NW Puerto Rico following a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in 1918 [Mercado and McCann, 1998]. Large landslide escarpments have been mapped on the seafloor north of Puerto Rico [Mercado et al., 2002; Schwab et al., 1991],although their ages are unknown.

  17. 42 CFR 407.43 - Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the...) ENROLLMENT AND ENTITLEMENT State Buy-In Agreements § 407.43 Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the... available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa, which are not covered by the...

  18. 42 CFR 407.43 - Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the...) ENROLLMENT AND ENTITLEMENT State Buy-In Agreements § 407.43 Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the... available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa, which are not covered by the...

  19. 14 CFR 399.34 - Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands fare flexibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin... Relating to Rates and Tariffs § 399.34 Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands fare flexibility. For scheduled service within Hawaii, and within and between Puerto Rico and the Virgin...

  20. 78 FR 37208 - Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-20

    ..., and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; Exempted Fishing... (EFP) from Puerto Rico's Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (PR DNER). If granted, the... coast and 1 station off the east coast of Puerto Rico in Federal waters. All reef fish caught during...

  1. 50 CFR 20.101 - Seasons, limits and shooting hours for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 20.101 Section 20.101 Wildlife and Fisheries UNITED STATES FISH AND... Seasons, Limits, and Shooting Hours Schedules § 20.101 Seasons, limits and shooting hours for Puerto Rico..., coots, gallinules and snipe in Puerto Rico; and for certain doves, pigeons and ducks in the...

  2. WEPAN 2002 Conference June 8 -11, 2002 San Juan, Puerto Rico A CASE STUDY: HIGH PERCENTAGES OF WOMEN IN ENGINEERING

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    Cruz-Pol, Sandra L.

    Session WEPAN 2002 Conference June 8 - 11, 2002 San Juan, Puerto Rico 1 A CASE STUDY: HIGH at Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, PR 00681, (787) 832-4040, x3090 at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM) has one of the highest percentages of women in Engineering

  3. 26 CFR 1.876-1 - Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or the Northern Mariana Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 9 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American... Foreign Corporations § 1.876-1 Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or the Northern... a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico or of a section 931 possession during the entire taxable...

  4. 14 CFR 399.34 - Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands fare flexibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin... Relating to Rates and Tariffs § 399.34 Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands fare flexibility. For scheduled service within Hawaii, and within and between Puerto Rico and the Virgin...

  5. 77 FR 63290 - Foreign-Trade Zone 61-San Juan, Puerto Rico; Authorization of Production Activity, Pfizer...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-16

    ...-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zone 61--San Juan, Puerto Rico; Authorization of Production Activity, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, LLC (Subzone 61A), (Ibuprofen Pharmaceutical Products), Guayama, Puerto Rico On June 13, 2012, the Puerto Rico Trade and Export Company, grantee of FTZ 61, submitted a notification...

  6. 14 CFR 399.34 - Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands fare flexibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin... Relating to Rates and Tariffs § 399.34 Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands fare flexibility. For scheduled service within Hawaii, and within and between Puerto Rico and the Virgin...

  7. 42 CFR 412.211 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and subsequent fiscal years.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and... SERVICES Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.211 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and subsequent fiscal years. (a) General...

  8. 42 CFR 412.211 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and subsequent fiscal years.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and... SERVICES Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.211 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and subsequent fiscal years. (a) General...

  9. Citrus Flushing Patterns, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) Populations and Parasitism by Tamarixia radiata (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in Puerto Rico

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    Ma, Lena

    by Tamarixia radiata (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in Puerto Rico Author(s): Richard W. H. Pluke, Jawwad A. Qureshi in Puerto Rico within 3 years of first detection in Florida, the psyllid ap peared to be relatively scarce rates in Puerto Rico could lead to more effective biological control of D. citri in other citrus

  10. 26 CFR 1.876-1 - Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or the Northern Mariana Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 9 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American...) Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Corporations § 1.876-1 Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or... individual who is a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico or of a section 931 possession during the...

  11. 33 CFR 165.757 - Safety Zones; Ports of Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ..., Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. 165.757 Section 165.757... Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. (a) Location. The following areas are established as a safety zones during the specified conditions: (1) Port of Ponce, Puerto Rico. A...

  12. 27 CFR 26.1 - Alcoholic products coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 26.1 Section 26.1 Alcohol, Tobacco... AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Scope of Regulations § 26.1 Alcoholic products coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This part, “Liquors and...

  13. 42 CFR 412.211 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and subsequent fiscal years.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and... SERVICES Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Operating Costs for Hospitals Located in Puerto Rico § 412.211 Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 2004 and subsequent fiscal years. (a) General...

  14. 33 CFR 165.757 - Safety Zones; Ports of Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ..., Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. 165.757 Section 165.757... Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. (a) Location. The following areas are established as a safety zones during the specified conditions: (1) Port of Ponce, Puerto Rico. A...

  15. 50 CFR 20.101 - Seasons, limits and shooting hours for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 20.101 Section 20.101 Wildlife and Fisheries UNITED STATES FISH AND... Seasons, Limits, and Shooting Hours Schedules § 20.101 Seasons, limits and shooting hours for Puerto Rico..., coots, gallinules and snipe in Puerto Rico; and for certain doves, pigeons and ducks in the...

  16. 77 FR 74170 - Foreign-Trade Zone 7-Mayaguez, PR; Application for Subzone; Pepsi Cola Puerto Rico Distributing...

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    2012-12-13

    ... (the Board) by the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, grantee of FTZ 7, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the facility of Pepsi Cola Puerto Rico Distributing, LLC, located in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act,...

  17. SETTING CONSERVATION PRIORITIES IN PUERTO RICO Yogani Govender, Soledad Gaztambide, Glorimar Toledo, Myriam O'Neil and Julio Verdejo

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    SETTING CONSERVATION PRIORITIES IN PUERTO RICO Yogani Govender, Soledad Gaztambide, Glorimar Toledo, Myriam O'Neil and Julio Verdejo Para la Naturaleza, a new unit of the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico and vulnerable hotspots of terrestrial biodiversity in Puerto Rico, we provide a framework for the purpose

  18. 78 FR 30862 - Foreign-Trade Zone 61-San Juan, Puerto Rico; Application for Subzone; Janssen Ortho LLC; Gurabo...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-23

    ...-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zone 61--San Juan, Puerto Rico; Application for Subzone; Janssen Ortho LLC; Gurabo, Puerto Rico An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Puerto Rico Trade & Export Company, grantee of FTZ 61, requesting special-purpose...

  19. 42 CFR 407.43 - Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the...) ENROLLMENT AND ENTITLEMENT State Buy-In Agreements § 407.43 Buy-in groups available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the... available to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa, which are not covered by the...

  20. Percepcin Remota aplicada a la deteccin de deslizamientos de tierra en el rea oeste de Puerto Rico

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Ingeniería Civil y Agrimensura 2 Estudiante Subgraduado ­ Departamento de Geología Universidad de Puerto Rico. Los deslizamientos son comunes en la zona montañosa de Puerto Rico, principalmente debido a la alta más crítico teniendo en cuenta la presencia de suelos residuales y erosionados, comunes en Puerto Rico

  1. The University of Puerto Rico is a well established and mature institution, with a total enrollment of

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    The University of Puerto Rico is a well established and mature institution, with a total enrollment of Puerto Rico. It holds membership in the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1946 by professional entities. The Mayagüez Campus of the University of Puerto Rico is a member of Oak Ridge Associated

  2. 26 CFR 1.876-1 - Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or the Northern Mariana Islands.

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    2012-04-01

    ... 26 Internal Revenue 9 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American...) Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Corporations § 1.876-1 Alien residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, or... individual who is a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico or of a section 931 possession during the...

  3. 33 CFR 165.757 - Safety Zones; Ports of Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ..., Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. 165.757 Section 165.757... Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. (a) Location. The following areas are established as a safety zones during the specified conditions: (1) Port of Ponce, Puerto Rico. A...

  4. 33 CFR 165.757 - Safety Zones; Ports of Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ..., Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. 165.757 Section 165.757... Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. (a) Location. The following areas are established as a safety zones during the specified conditions: (1) Port of Ponce, Puerto Rico. A...

  5. 27 CFR 26.1 - Alcoholic products coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 26.1 Section 26.1 Alcohol, Tobacco... AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Scope of Regulations § 26.1 Alcoholic products coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This part, “Liquors and...

  6. 50 CFR 20.101 - Seasons, limits and shooting hours for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 20.101 Section 20.101 Wildlife and Fisheries UNITED STATES FISH AND... Seasons, Limits, and Shooting Hours Schedules § 20.101 Seasons, limits and shooting hours for Puerto Rico..., coots, gallinules and snipe in Puerto Rico; and for certain doves, pigeons and ducks in the...

  7. 14 CFR 399.34 - Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands fare flexibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin... Relating to Rates and Tariffs § 399.34 Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands fare flexibility. For scheduled service within Hawaii, and within and between Puerto Rico and the Virgin...

  8. 75 FR 35315 - Improving Public Safety Communications in the 800 MHz Band; New 800 MHz Band Plan for Puerto Rico...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-22

    ... Puerto Rico market compared to other markets, 72 FR 39756, July 20, 2007. Rather than specify a band plan... 800 MHz band reconfiguration in Puerto Rico as well as alternative band plans, 73 FR 40274, July 14... for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION:...

  9. 78 FR 28800 - Foreign-Trade Zone 61-San Juan, Puerto Rico; Application for Subzone; Parapiezas Corporation; San...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-16

    ...-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zone 61--San Juan, Puerto Rico; Application for Subzone; Parapiezas Corporation; San Juan, Puerto Rico An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Puerto Rico Trade & Export Company, grantee of FTZ 61, requesting special-purpose...

  10. 27 CFR 26.1 - Alcoholic products coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 26.1 Section 26.1 Alcohol, Tobacco... AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Scope of Regulations § 26.1 Alcoholic products coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This part, “Liquors and...

  11. 27 CFR 26.1 - Alcoholic products coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 26.1 Section 26.1 Alcohol...ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Scope of Regulations § 26.1 ...States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This part, “Liquors and...

  12. 27 CFR 26.1 - Alcoholic products coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 26.1 Section 26.1 Alcohol...ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Scope of Regulations § 26.1 ...States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This part, “Liquors and...

  13. 27 CFR 26.1 - Alcoholic products coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 26.1 Section 26.1 Alcohol...ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Scope of Regulations § 26.1 ...States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This part, “Liquors and...

  14. 27 CFR 26.1 - Alcoholic products coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 26.1 Section 26.1 Alcohol...ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Scope of Regulations § 26.1 ...States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This part, “Liquors and...

  15. 27 CFR 26.1 - Alcoholic products coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 26.1 Section 26.1 Alcohol...ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Scope of Regulations § 26.1 ...States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This part, “Liquors and...

  16. Movement Patterns of Persons with HIV Receiving Treatment in Public Clinics in the Southern Health Region, Puerto Rico.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brett, Kate M.; And Others

    1996-01-01

    Survey of 187 HIV-positive patients in Puerto Rico examined a possible pattern of migration between Puerto Rico and continental United States to seek health services. Contrary to the hypothesis, few respondents had been outside their health region for more than 2 weeks in the past year, and 57% of all movement was within Puerto Rico. (Author/SV)

  17. La Ninez en Puerto Rico: Resultados del Censo 2000. Un informe de KIDS COUNT/PRB sobre el Censo 2000 (Children in Puerto Rico: Results from the 2000 Census. A KIDS COUNT/PRB Report on Census 2000).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mather, Mark

    This Spanish-language report provides data on children in Puerto Rico based on the 2000 U.S. Census. It compares the situation of Puerto Rico's children with that of children living in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, noting how characteristics of Puerto Rican children have changed over time. Between 1990-2000, the number of Puerto

  18. Children in Puerto Rico: Results from the 2000 Census. A KIDS COUNT/PRB Report on Census 2000.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mather, Mark

    This report provides data on children in Puerto Rico based on the 2000 U.S. Census. It compares the situation of Puerto Rico's children with that of children living in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, noting how characteristics of Puerto Rican children have changed over time. Between 1990-2000, the number of Puerto Rican children…

  19. The Identity Development and Coming out Process of Gay Youth in Puerto Rico

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fankhanel, Edward H.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to gather basic exploratory-descriptive data regarding the self-perceptions and behaviors of Puerto Rican gay youth (16 to 24 years old) during their gay identity development and coming out process. The study was conducted in Puerto Rico to eliminate ethnic minority influences that may be present in Puerto Rican gay…

  20. La ensenanza de idiomas en Puerto Rico (Language Teaching in Puerto Rico)

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Llorens, Washington

    1976-01-01

    The poor command of Spanish common to many Puerto Ricans is due, not to the teaching of English as a second language, but to the poor instruction of the native language and the lack of emphasis on reading good Spanish literature. The two languages can coexist. (Text is in Spanish.) (CHK)

  1. A structural and depositional framework for fan deltas in southern Puerto Rico

    SciTech Connect

    Renken, R.A. )

    1990-05-01

    Puerto Rico's southern plain consists of six coalescing fan deltas of Holocene to Miocene age that are bordered to the north by the steep-faced mountains of the Cordillera Central. These fan deltas extend 70 km along the Caribbean Sea and form a narrow plain that ranges from 3 to 8 km in width. A narrow, transitional marine zone separates the subaerial part of the fan from the coast. Possibly due to their poor preservation or subsequent erosion, deeply buried marginal marine fan-delta deposits have not been identified in well core data. Subaerial fan-delta deposits are separated at outcrop and in the subsurface into a fine-grained facies of bedded silt sheet-flow deposits and a coarse-grained facies of boulder to fine sand streamflow deposits. The six fan deltas form an elongate depositional basin nearly parallel to the west-northwest structural trend of the great southern Puerto Rico fault zone. Subsurface mapping indicates that this fault zone, which contains numerous sinistral and high-angle cross faults, probably extends beneath the fan-delta plain. Movement along these faults has resulted in pull-apart basin structures beneath the Salinas fan delta and a releasing bend structure beneath the Ponce-Capitanejo fan deltas. Percentage sand and gravel lithofacies maps show that the trunk streams concentrate coarse-grained material as a narrow proximal channel near the apex or as a midfan lobe. Bedded silt deposits dominate the distal and interfan areas. Thickening-upward sand and gravel beds and thinning-upward silt beds in the distal fan subsurface areas indicate that several fan deltas are part of a coarsening-upward prograding sequence.

  2. First Detection of CO in a Low Surface Brightness Galaxy 1 Arecibo Observatory, NAIC/Cornell University, HC3 Box 53995, Arecibo, Puerto Rico 00612

    E-print Network

    O'Neil, Karen

    /Cornell University, HC3 Box 53995, Arecibo, Puerto Rico 00612 P. Hofner Physics Department, University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, P.O. Box 23343, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931 and Arecibo Observatory, NAIC/Cornell University, HC3 Box 53995, Arecibo, Puerto Rico 00612 E. Schinnerer California Institute of Technology

  3. The Puerto Rico Component of the National Tsunami Hazard and Mitigation Program Pr-Nthmp

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Huerfano Moreno, V. A.; Hincapie-Cardenas, C. M.

    2014-12-01

    Tsunami hazard assessment, detection, warning, education and outreach efforts are intended to reduce losses to life and property. The Puerto Rico Seismic Network (PRSN) is participating in an effort with local and federal agencies, to developing tsunami hazard risk reduction strategies under the National Tsunami Hazards and Mitigation Program (NTHMP). This grant supports the TsunamiReady program which is the base of the tsunami preparedness and mitigation in PR. The Caribbean region has a documented history of damaging tsunamis that have affected coastal areas. The seismic water waves originating in the prominent fault systems around PR are considered to be a near-field hazard for Puerto Rico and the Virgin islands (PR/VI) because they can reach coastal areas within a few minutes after the earthquake. Sources for local, regional and tele tsunamis have been identified and modeled and tsunami evacuation maps were prepared for PR. These maps were generated in three phases: First, hypothetical tsunami scenarios on the basis of the parameters of potential underwater earthquakes were developed. Secondly, each of these scenarios was simulated. The third step was to determine the worst case scenario (MOM). The run-ups were drawn on GIS referenced maps and aerial photographs. These products are being used by emergency managers to educate the public and develop mitigation strategies. Online maps and related evacuation products are available to the public via the PR-TDST (PR Tsunami Decision Support Tool). Currently all the 44 coastal municipalities were recognized as TsunamiReady by the US NWS. The main goal of the program is to declare Puerto Rico as TsunamiReady, including two cities that are not coastal but could be affected by tsunamis. Based on these evacuation maps, tsunami signs were installed, vulnerability profiles were created, communication systems to receive and disseminate tsunami messages were installed in each TWFP, and tsunami response plans were approved. Also, the existing tsunami protocol and criteria in the PR/VI was updated. This paper describes the PR-NTHMP project, including the real time earthquake and tsunami monitoring as well as the specific protocols used to broadcast tsunami messages. The paper highlights tsunami hazards assessment, detection, warning, education and outreach in Puerto Rico.

  4. A rainfall intensity-duration threshold for landslides in a humid- tropical environment, Puerto Rico

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Larsen, M.C.; Simon, A.

    1993-01-01

    The leading cause of landslides in Puerto Rico is intense and/or prolonged rainfall. A rainfall threshold for rainfall-triggered landsliding is delimited by 256 storms that occurred between 1959 and 1991 in the central mountains of Puerto Rico, where mean annual rainfall is close to or in excess of 2000mm. Forty-one of the 256 storms produced intense and/or prolonged rainfall that resulted in tens to hundreds of landslides. As storm durations approach 100 h, the rainfall conditions necessary to initiate landsliding in Puerto Rico converge with those defined for temperate regions. -from Authors

  5. CDF and PDF Comparison Between Humacao, Puerto Rico and Florida

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Rosana

    2004-01-01

    The knowledge of the atmospherics phenomenon is an important part in the communication system. The principal factor that contributes to the attenuation in a Ka band communication system is the rain attenuation. We have four years of tropical region observations. The data in the tropical region was taken in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Previous data had been collected at various climate regions such as desserts, template area and sub-tropical regions. Figure 1 shows the ITU-R rain zone map for North America. Rain rates are important to the rain attenuation prediction models. The models that predict attenuation generally are of two different kinds. The first one is the regression models. By using a data set these models provide an idea of the observed attenuation and rain rates distribution in the present, past and future. The second kinds of models are physical models which use the probability density functions (PDF).

  6. Health effects associated with cyanobacteria exposure among beach attendees in Puerto Rico

    EPA Science Inventory

    Cyanobacteria and their toxins are associated with adverse human health effects, although among marine waters, the pyrrhophyta, including dinoflagellates are more recognized as health hazards. We recruited beach attendees during summer 2009, at Boquerón Beach, Puerto Rico...

  7. And a Child Shall Lead Them: Learning Lives in the Project Hallways of Puerto Rico.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nesmith, Caryn

    2001-01-01

    Describes how Puerto Rico's teenage tutor, Jorge Aneudy Villalba, leads a children's learning crusade through an urban desert of poverty and despair, determined to prove the kids from the projects can make their own future. (Author/EV)

  8. WATER AND ENERGY BALANCE ESTIMATION IN PUERTO RICO USING SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    ), crop reference evapotranspiration (ETo) over Puerto Rico. ETa = Kc ETo #12;THISYEAR'S OBJECTIVES the components of the surface energy budget Estimate Actual Evapotranspiration (ETa) Estimate Components evapotranspiration · Net Radiation · Latent heat flux · Sensible heat flux · Actual evapotranspiration

  9. First record of the cleptoparasitic bee genus Sphecodes from Puerto Rico (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)

    E-print Network

    Engel, Michael S.; Prado, Sara G.

    2014-09-26

    The cleptoparasitic bee genus Sphecodes Latreille (Halictinae: Halictini) is recorded from Puerto Rico for the first time. Sphecodes (Austrosphecodes) tainoi Engel was previously known from western Cuba but is here recorded from a series of males...

  10. Development of a landslide hazard map for the island of Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Kamal, Sameer A. (Sameer Ahmed)

    2008-01-01

    This thesis describes the development of a landslide hazard map for the island of Puerto Rico through the use of Graphical Information System (GIS) tools. Parameters considered in this study are elevation, slope aspect, ...

  11. 76 FR 80982 - International Cyclotron, Inc., Hato Rey, Puerto Rico; Order Suspending Licensed Activities

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-27

    ...EA-11-086; NRC-2011-0292] International Cyclotron, Inc., Hato Rey, Puerto Rico; Order Suspending Licensed Activities I International Cyclotron, Inc. (International Cyclotron; Licensee) is the holder of Byproduct...

  12. 27 CFR 17.5 - Products manufactured in Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...drawback on distilled spirits contained in medicines, medicinal preparations, food products, flavors, flavoring extracts, or perfume which are unfit for beverage purposes and which are brought into the United States from Puerto Rico or the U.S....

  13. 27 CFR 17.5 - Products manufactured in Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...drawback on distilled spirits contained in medicines, medicinal preparations, food products, flavors, flavoring extracts, or perfume which are unfit for beverage purposes and which are brought into the United States from Puerto Rico or the U.S....

  14. 27 CFR 17.5 - Products manufactured in Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...drawback on distilled spirits contained in medicines, medicinal preparations, food products, flavors, flavoring extracts, or perfume which are unfit for beverage purposes and which are brought into the United States from Puerto Rico or the U.S....

  15. 27 CFR 17.5 - Products manufactured in Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...drawback on distilled spirits contained in medicines, medicinal preparations, food products, flavors, flavoring extracts, or perfume which are unfit for beverage purposes and which are brought into the United States from Puerto Rico or the U.S....

  16. Jess Danilo Chinea Rivera, PhD Departamento de Biologa, Universidad de Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    , Laguna Cartagena, and Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuges, Puerto Rico. USDI, Fish & Wildlife Service. 5 and the Cabo Rojo Wildlife Refuge. Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo, UPR-Mayaguez. 1/2004 to 12/2004. Funds

  17. Energy Transition Initiative: Island Energy Snapshot - Puerto Rico (Fact Sheet); NREL(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

    SciTech Connect

    2015-03-01

    This profile provides a snapshot of the energy landscape of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico - a U.S. territory located about 60 miles east of the Dominican Republic and directly west of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  18. 27 CFR 17.5 - Products manufactured in Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...drawback on distilled spirits contained in medicines, medicinal preparations, food products, flavors, flavoring extracts, or perfume which are unfit for beverage purposes and which are brought into the United States from Puerto Rico or the U.S....

  19. Coral reef condition and benthic sedimentation threat in four regions of south Puerto Rico

    EPA Science Inventory

    Scleractinian corals, gorgonian octocorals, sponges and fishes were assessed near the cities of LaParguera, Guánica, Guayanilla, and Jobos along the southern coast of Puerto Rico in November – December 2010. Survey sites were targeted near areas with varying benthic...

  20. Puerto Rico State Briefing Book for low-level radioactive waste management

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1981-10-01

    The Puerto Rico State Briefing Book is one of a series of state briefing books on low-level radioactive waste management practices. It has been prepared to assist state and federal agency officials in planning for safe low-level radioactive waste disposal. The report contains a profile of low-level radioactive waste generators in Puerto Rico. The profile is the result of a survey of NRC licensees in Puerto Rico. The briefing book also contains a comprehensive assessment of low-level radioactive waste management issues and concerns as defined by all major interested parties including industry, government, the media, and interest groups. The assessment was developed through personal communications with representatives of interested parties, and through a review of media sources. Lastly, the briefing book provides demographic and socioeconomic data and a discussion of relevant government agencies and activities, all of which may impact waste management practices in Puerto Rico.

  1. Alternative energy systems for Puerto Rico : analysis and comparison of anaerobic waste digestion

    E-print Network

    Cuevas, Emil A. (Emil André Cuevas Meléndez)

    2006-01-01

    Energy prices in Puerto Rico are increasing constantly, making evident the need for alternative energy sources. Several methods to produce power have been developed as alternatives to burning petroleum, such as solar energy ...

  2. 40 CFR 52.2723 - EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...the Control of Atmospheric Pollution Puerto Rico regulation...do Rule 107—Air Pollution Emergencies 9/28/95 ......do Rule 108—Air Pollution Control Equipment 9/28...do Rule 208—Agricultural Burning Authorized...

  3. 40 CFR 52.2723 - EPA-approved Puerto Rico regulations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...the Control of Atmospheric Pollution Puerto Rico regulation...do Rule 107—Air Pollution Emergencies 9/28/95 ......do Rule 108—Air Pollution Control Equipment 9/28...do Rule 208—Agricultural Burning Authorized...

  4. Laboratory characterization of a highly weathered old alluvium in San Juan, Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Zhang, Guoping, 1968-

    2002-01-01

    The old alluvium underlying much of metropolitan San Juan was formed in early Pleistocene and has undergone substantial post-depositional weathering in the tropical climate of Puerto Rico, resulting in a special combination ...

  5. News: Teatro de Puerto Rico: Estrenan tres obras de Roberto Ramos Perea en el extranjero

    E-print Network

    1995-10-01

    THEATRE REVIEW Teatro de Puerto Rico Estrenan tres obras de Roberto Ramos Perea en el extranjero La obra Tuya siempre, Julita del dramaturgo puertorriqueño Roberto Ramos Perea formará parte del Festival Internacional de Caracas, Venezuela y estará en... titular la presentará en octubre bajo la dirección del dramaturgo venezolano Gustavo Ott. Miénteme más trata sobre las pruebas realizadas en Puerto Rico con los prototipos de las pastillas anticonceptivas. Con esta obra Ramos Perea obtuvo en 1992 en...

  6. 14 CFR 399.34 - Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands fare flexibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...Rates and Tariffs § 399.34 Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...flexibility. For scheduled service within Hawaii, and within and between Puerto...

  7. 14 CFR 399.34 - Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands fare flexibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...Rates and Tariffs § 399.34 Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...flexibility. For scheduled service within Hawaii, and within and between Puerto...

  8. 14 CFR 399.34 - Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands fare flexibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...Rates and Tariffs § 399.34 Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...flexibility. For scheduled service within Hawaii, and within and between Puerto...

  9. 14 CFR 399.34 - Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands fare flexibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...Rates and Tariffs § 399.34 Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...flexibility. For scheduled service within Hawaii, and within and between Puerto...

  10. 14 CFR 399.34 - Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands fare flexibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...Rates and Tariffs § 399.34 Intra-Hawaii and Intra-Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands...flexibility. For scheduled service within Hawaii, and within and between Puerto...

  11. Environmental Assessment for Authorizing the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to allow Public Access to the Boiling Nuclear Superheat (BONUS) Reactor Building, Rincon, Puerto Rico

    SciTech Connect

    N /A

    2003-02-24

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to consent to a proposal by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to allow public access to the Boiling Nuclear Superheat (BONUS) reactor building located near Rincon, Puerto Rico for use as a museum. PREPA, the owner of the BONUS facility, has determined that the historical significance of this facility, as one of only two reactors of this design ever constructed in the world, warrants preservation in a museum, and that this museum would provide economic benefits to the local community through increased tourism. Therefore, PREPA is proposing development of the BONUS facility as a museum.

  12. Atrazine fate and transport within the coastal zone in southeastern Puerto Rico

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Herbicide transport from crop-land to coastal waters may adversely impact water quality. This work examined potential atrazine impact from use on a farm field adjacent to the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve on Puerto Rico’s southeastern coast. Atrazine application was linked to residu...

  13. Pesticide Use and Transport Pathways Within a Coastal Watershed in Southeastern Puerto Rico

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    In 2007, studies were begun to quantify impacts of agricultural crop production on coastal water quality within the watershed of the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (JBNERR). The reserve is located on Puerto Rico’s southeastern coast and includes sensitive mangrove, sea-grass meadow, a...

  14. Sedimentation Effects on Bioluminescent Bays of Puerto Rico. Amarylis Arocho Miranda

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    Sedimentation Effects on Bioluminescent Bays of Puerto Rico. Amarylis Arocho Miranda Department between sediments of La Parguera bioluminescent bay and Puerto Mosquito Bay in Vieques was conducted from bioluminescence occur sporadically in tropical latitudes around the world. In lower latitudes, as a result of many

  15. Plant Exploration in tropical forests of Puerto Rico to collect ornamental germplasm.

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    In May, 2005, an ornamental plant exploration trip was conducted in remnant forests of Puerto Rico. The main focus of this collection trip was Tabebuia haemantha, a rare Puerto Rican endemic that has many features of interest to horticulture. It is a small-statured tree, evergreen, red-flowered an...

  16. 77 FR 12007 - Foreign-Trade Zone 7, Temporary/Interim Manufacturing Authority, Baxter Healthcare of Puerto Rico...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-28

    ...of Puerto Rico, (Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Intravenous Bags and Administration Sets); Notice of Approval On December 6...Rico, to manufacture pharmaceutical and nutritional intravenous bags and administration sets under FTZ procedures within FTZ...

  17. Land Cover, Land Use of twoLand Cover, Land Use of two bioluminescent bays in Puerto Ricobioluminescent bays in Puerto Ricobioluminescent bays in Puerto Ricobioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    Land Cover, Land Use of twoLand Cover, Land Use of two bioluminescent bays in PuertoVieques andand LaLa PargueraParguera BioluminescenceBioluminescence BayBay inin Lajas,Lajas, PuertoPuerto Rico Cover Maps, 1999 Linda Velez,1999 #12;TheThe BioluminescenceBioluminescence isis thethe emissionemission

  18. Radar investigation of barium releases over Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Djuth, Frank T.

    1995-01-01

    The NASA Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite (CRRES) El Coqui rocket campaign was successfully carried out in Puerto Rico during the period 18 May through 12 July 1992. This report describes five chemical release experiments in the upper ionosphere supported by Geospace Research, Inc. during the El Coqui campaign. Additional spin-off science is also discussed. The El Coqui releases are designated AA-1 (rocket 36-082), AA-2 (rocket 36-081), AA-3b (rocket 36-064), AA-4 (rocket 36-065), and AA-7 (rocket 36-083). Particular attention is paid to releases AA-2 and AA-4. These two experiments involved the illumination of ionospheric release regions with powerful high-frequency (HF) radio waves transmitted from the Arecibo HF facility. In the AA-2 experiment, microinstabilities excited by the HF wave in a Ba(+) plasma were examined. This release yielded a smooth plasma cloud that helped clarify several fundamental issues regarding the physics of wave plasma instabilities. During AA-2 extremely strong HF-induced Langmuir turbulence was detected with the Arecibo 430 MHz radar. CF3Br was released in the AA-4 study to create an ionospheric hole that focused the HF beam. This experiment successfully explored wave-plasma coupling in an O(+) ionosphere under conditions of very high HF electric field strengths.

  19. 10x10 comes full circle: Spanish version back to United States in Puerto Rico.

    PubMed

    Margolis, Alvaro; Joglar, Francisco; de Quirós, Fernán González Bernaldo; Baum, Analía; Fernández, Antonio; García, Sofía; Arredondo, Antonio López; Hersh, William R

    2013-01-01

    The adaptation of the 10x10 certificate program in health information systems for a Puerto Rican audience is described. The 10x10 program was initially developed in the USA by the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), then adapted to Latin America by Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires. Puerto Rico is in the intersection of the United States and Latin America, in terms of government, health care system, culture and language. Therefore, it seemed reasonable to re-adapt the program back to the USA, in Spanish, taking into account these facts and the experience of the team in delivering blended learning adapted to local needs. Forty professionals from Puerto Rico are currently taking the first version of the course, supported by the Regional Extension Center for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, and endorsed by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). PMID:23920908

  20. Assessment of undiscovered technically recoverable oil and gas resources of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico-U.S. Virgin Islands Exclusive Economic Zone, 2013

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Schenk, Christopher J.; Charpentier, Ronald R.; Klett, Timothy R.; Gaswirth, Stephanie B.; Pitman, Janet K.; Brownfield, Michael E.; Mercier, Tracey J.; Wandrey, Craig J.; Weaver, Jean N.

    2013-01-01

    Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated means of 19 million barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and 244 billion cubic feet of undiscovered natural gas in the Puerto Rico–U.S. Virgin Islands Exclusive Economic Zone.

  1. RH: DUBEY ET AL.-TOXOPLASMA GONDII FROM CATS IN PUERTO RICO MOUSE VIRULENT TOXOPLASMA GONDII ISOLATED FROM FERALCATS IN MONA ISLAND, PUERTO RICO

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Cats are essential in the life cycle of Toxoplasma gondii because they are the only hosts that can excrete the environmentally-resistant oocysts. Samples of serum, feces, and tissues from cats from Mona, a remote island off the coast of Puerto Rico were examined for T. gondii infection. Antibodies t...

  2. Genetic structure of the gentle Africanized honey bee population (gAHB) in Puerto Rico

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    2013-01-01

    Background The Africanized honey bee is one of the most spectacular invasions in the Americas. African bees escaped from apiaries in Brazil in 1956, spread over Americas and by 1994 they were reported in Puerto Rico. In contrast to other places, the oceanic island conditions in Puerto Rico may mean a single introduction and different dynamics of the resident European and new-coming Africanized bees. To examine the genetic variation of honey bee feral populations and colonies from different locations in Puerto Rico, we used eight known polymorphic microsatellite loci. Results In Puerto Rico, gAHB population does not show any genetic structure (Fst?=?0.0783), and is best described as one honey bee population, product of hybridization of AHB and EHB. The genetic variability in this Africanized population was similar to that reported in studies from Texas. We observed that European private allele frequencies are high in all but one locus. This contrasts with mainland Africanized populations, where European allele frequencies are diminished. Two loci with European private alleles, one on Linkage Group 7, known to carry two known defensiveness Quantitative Trait Loci (QTLs), and the other on Linkage Group 1, known to carry three functionally studied genes and 11 candidate genes associated with Varroa resistance mechanisms were respectively, significantly greater or lower in European allele frequency than the other loci with European private alleles. Conclusions Genetic structure of Puerto Rico gAHB differs from mainland AHB populations, probably representing evolutionary processes on the island. PMID:23915100

  3. Detection of West Nile virus in blood donations--Puerto Rico, 2007.

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    2008-05-30

    In the United States, West Nile virus (WNV) was first detected in humans in 1999; it subsequently spread to countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean. WNV is a mosquito-borne virus that produces potentially serious clinical disease, particularly among persons aged > or =50 years. Transmission by routes other than mosquito bites, including blood transfusion, transplacental infection, organ transplant, and possibly breast milk, also have been reported. On July 19, 2007, the American Red Cross in Puerto Rico notified the Puerto Rico Department of Health (PRDH) of three persons whose blood donations were positive for WNV by nucleic acid-amplification test (NAT) screening. These three donors had the first confirmed human WNV infections detected in Puerto Rico. In response, PRDH and CDC conducted in-depth interviews of the blood donors. This report describes these human infections and other recent surveillance for transmission of WNV in Puerto Rico. Detection of WNV infections in human blood donors indicates that heightened clinician awareness, ongoing surveillance, and educational activities are needed to monitor and assess the public health threat posed by WNV in Puerto Rico. PMID:18509302

  4. Bibliometric assessment of cancer research in Puerto Rico, 1903–2005

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    Ortiz, Ana P.; Calo, William A.; Suárez-Balseiro, Carlos; Maura-Sardo, Mariano; Suárez, Erick

    2010-01-01

    Objective The analysis of scientific production in Puerto Rico is largely unexplored. The main aim of this study is to present the characteristics and trends of cancer publications in Puerto Rico’s biomedical journals and their relationship with the island’s cancer mortality. Methods A PubMed and a hard-copy search were performed to retrieve cancer-related articles published in the Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal and the Boletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico from 1903 to 2005. Bibliometric indicators studied included the number of authors and references by article, first author’s institutional affiliation and country, document type, and language. The study type and tumor classification were also recorded. Cancer proportional mortality (M%) in Puerto Rico and the proportion of cancer-related articles (P%) published were also evaluated. The annual percent change (APC) was estimated to assess trends. Results A total of 369 articles were retrieved. The institutions with the majority of publications were universities (39.6%), English was the predominant publication language (72.1%), and the principal document type was original papers (69.6%). Epidemiologic studies were the dominant study type (62.1%), and the most studied cancers were digestive (15.4%) and gynecologic (9.6%). Although the P% has increased since 1913 (APC = 1.2%), the M% increased at a faster pace (APC = 2.7%). Conclusions Although a growth in the number of cancer publications is observed in these journals, it does not parallel the increase in proportional mortality. A better understanding of the cancer publications in Puerto Rico is essential to establish priorities, define future areas of research, and develop cancer control strategies. PMID:19531324

  5. Ecohydrology of the Luquillo Mountains of Northeast Puerto Rico

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    Scatena, F. N.

    2012-12-01

    Coastal humid tropical mountains are major sources of sediment, particulate organic carbon, and dissolved fluxes to the ocean. They are also important sources of food, fiber, municipal and agricultural water. Unlike water-limited drylands their ecohydrology is influenced by excess water and a high frequency of natural and hydrologically induced disturbances. However, like water-limited drylands, the spatial distribution of water across the landscape can play a fundamental role on biogeochemical and ecological processes. This paper reviews the influence of water on the critical zones and ecohydrology of the Luquillo Mountains of Northeastern Puerto Rico. Over a horizontal distance of 10 to 20 km, Luquillo life zones change from subtropical dry conditions at the coast to cloud enshrouded mountain peaks where the vegetation is stunted, evapotranspiration is reduced, and cloud water interception adds to annual precipitation such that annual rainfall approaches annual runoff. Along this elevational gradient there are systematic changes in climate, vegetation structure and diversity, gross and net primary productivity, carbon storage, and hydrologic and biogeochemical cycles. At the scale of hillslopes within the elevational gradients, soil nutrients, soil moisture, and soil oxygen vary systematically from ridge tops to adjacent valleys and topographic position is correlated to landscape stability and vegetation composition and structure. At landscape scales, hurricanes are the major control on forest age and structure and their associated defoliation and biomass loss can have large influences on both hydrologic and biogeochemical cycles. Nevertheless, because of the rapid re-growth of hurricane disturbed forests, the fluxes of most hydrologic pathways return to pre-hurricane rates within a year. Biogeochemical can take years to decades to return to pre-hurricane conditions. This presentation reviews these relationships and the challenges and opportunities related to measuring hydrologic and ecohydrologic properties in this and similar humid tropical mountains.

  6. The ecology of Australorbis glabratus in Puerto Rico

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    Harry, Harold W.; Aldrich, David V.

    1958-01-01

    Variations in the distribution of the water-snail Australorbis glabratus, intermediate host of Schistosoma mansoni, have been studied in Puerto Rico, and an attempt made to correlate the distribution with environmental factors. The main sources of bilharziasis infection are flowing waters, but the evidence indicates that the snail is not found in fast-flowing, high-gradient reaches with falls of more than 20 meters per kilometre. The influence of physiographical features on stream gradient is examined and these findings correlated with the biota, water chemistry and human use of the stream. The alluvial areas of the island have many habitats favourable to A. glabratus and constitute the major foci for the transmission of bilharziasis. In general, artificial reservoirs and puddles do not appear to be suitable habitats for the snail. The numerous sink ponds in the Tertiary limestone area on the north coast contain the snail, yet the area is relatively free from bilharziasis, possibly because the ponds are little used. Although the size of A. glabratus populations is limited by many natural enemies, no organism has been found which could be deemed useful for artificial control. Some migratory birds, insects and amphibians may aid the dispersal of the snail. There are indications that the ionic composition of the water may be an important factor in limiting the distribution of A. glabratus. It is suggested that large amounts of carbonates and bicarbonates relative to the amounts of chlorides and sulfates may account for the absence of the snail from some habitats (e.g., limestone streams) and that copper and zinc may be limiting agents in some waters containing small amounts of dissolved solids. Concentrations of 0.050-0.100 p.p.m. of zinc, copper, cadmium or silver in distilled water produce a distress syndrome in the snails, and concentrations of more than 1.0 p.p.m. are rapidly fatal in most cases. PMID:13573114

  7. The implementation of the triple helix model of industry-university-government relations in Puerto Rico to promote knowledge-based regional economic development

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    Ramos-Maltés, Ana Lorena

    2010-01-01

    Puerto Rico, an island in the Caribbean, has long sought to develop a high-tech economy and has struggled in the process. Two initiatives, Puerto Rico TechnoEconomic Corridor (PRTEC) and the Eastern Central Technological ...

  8. Airborne Sun photometer measurements of aerosol optical depth and columnar water vapor during the Puerto Rico Dust Experiment and

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    Christopher, Sundar A.

    Tracking Sunphotometer (AATS-6) mounted on a twin-engine aircraft during the summer 2000 Puerto Rico Dust the Puerto Rico Dust Experiment and comparison with land, aircraft, and satellite measurements John M acquired during aircraft profiles up to 5 km above sea level (asl) reproduce the vertical structure

  9. 7 CFR 319.73-3 - Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii.

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    2012-01-01

    ... QUARANTINE NOTICES Coffee § 319.73-3 Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. (a) Mail. Samples of unroasted coffee that are transiting Hawaii or Puerto Rico en route... not limited to, sealed cartons, airtight containers, or vacuum packaging. Samples of unroasted...

  10. 7 CFR 319.73-3 - Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii.

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    2014-01-01

    ... QUARANTINE NOTICES Coffee § 319.73-3 Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. (a) Mail. Samples of unroasted coffee that are transiting Hawaii or Puerto Rico en route... not limited to, sealed cartons, airtight containers, or vacuum packaging. Samples of unroasted...

  11. 7 CFR 319.73-3 - Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii.

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    2011-01-01

    ... QUARANTINE NOTICES Coffee § 319.73-3 Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. (a) Mail. Samples of unroasted coffee that are transiting Hawaii or Puerto Rico en route... not limited to, sealed cartons, airtight containers, or vacuum packaging. Samples of unroasted...

  12. 7 CFR 319.73-3 - Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii.

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    2013-01-01

    ... QUARANTINE NOTICES Coffee § 319.73-3 Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. (a) Mail. Samples of unroasted coffee that are transiting Hawaii or Puerto Rico en route... not limited to, sealed cartons, airtight containers, or vacuum packaging. Samples of unroasted...

  13. 33 CFR 165.776 - Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico.

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    2013-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico. 165.776 Section 165.776 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST... Guard District § 165.776 Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico....

  14. Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Disability of Arm, Shoulder, and Hand Questionnaire: Spanish for Puerto Rico Version

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    Mulero-Portela, Ana L.; Colon-Santaella, Carmen L.; Cruz-Gomez, Cynthia

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to perform a cross-cultural adaptation of the Disability of Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire to Spanish for Puerto Rico. Five steps were followed for the cross-cultural adaptation: forward translations into Spanish for Puerto Rico, synthesis of the translations, back translations into English, revision by…

  15. The Nation's Report Card [TM]: Mathematics 2003 and 2005: Performance in Puerto Rico. Highlights. NCES 2007--459

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    Baxter, G.P.; Bleeker, M.M.; Waits, T.L.; Salvucci, S.

    2007-01-01

    This report presents highlights of the results for fourth-and eighth-grade students in Puerto Rico for the 2003 and 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics. The NAEP mathematics assessment was administered to public school students in Puerto Rico for the first time in 2003. Although NAEP had previously administered…

  16. 78 FR 75332 - Foreign-Trade Zone 61-San Juan, Puerto Rico Application for Subzone, Parapiezas Corporation...

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    ... Foreign-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zone 61--San Juan, Puerto Rico Application for Subzone, Parapiezas Corporation Amendment of Application The Puerto Rico Trade & Export Company, grantee of FTZ 61, has amended its application requesting subzone status for the facility of Parapiezas Corporation (78 FR 28800,...

  17. Virtual Crowdsourcing Community for Open Collaboration in Science Twenty-First Americas Conference on Information Systems, Puerto Rico, 2015 1

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    Blythe, Jim

    on Information Systems, Puerto Rico, 2015 1 A Virtual Crowdsourcing Community for Open Collaboration in Science;Virtual Communities and Collaboration 2 Twenty-first Americas Conference on Information Systems, Puerto Rico, 2015 Crowdsourcing can be defined as a transformation of tasks that are traditionally performed

  18. Technical Report of the NAEP Mathematics Assessment in Puerto Rico: Focus on Statistical Issues (NCES 2007-462rev)

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    Baxter, G. P.; Ahmed, S.; Sikali, E.; Waits, T.; Sloan, M.; Salvucci, S.

    2007-01-01

    The Nation's Report Card[TM] informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States and its jurisdictions, including Puerto Rico. In 2003, a trial NAEP mathematics assessment was administered in Spanish to public school students at grades 4 and 8 in Puerto Rico. Based on preliminary analyses of…

  19. 76 FR 11681 - Improving Public Safety Communications in the 800 MHz Band; New 800 MHz Band Plan for Puerto Rico...

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    ... plan in the USVI as it had adopted in Puerto Rico, 75 FR 35363, June 22, 2010. The Bureau received two... for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final... systems operating in the band, 69 FR 67823, November 22, 2004. In a Third Report and Order and...

  20. 27 CFR 26.1 - Alcoholic products coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Alcoholic products coming into the United States from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. 26.1 Section 26.1 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS LIQUORS AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE...

  1. Technical Report of the NAEP Mathematics Assessment in Puerto Rico: Focus on Statistical Issues. NCES 2007-462

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    Baxter, G. P.; Ahmed, S.; Sikali, E.; Waits, T.; Sloan, M.; Salvucci, S.

    2007-01-01

    In 2003, a trial National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) mathematics assessment was administered in Spanish to public school students at grades 4 and 8 in Puerto Rico. Based on preliminary analyses of the 2003 data, changes were made in administration and translation procedures for the 2005 NAEP administration in Puerto Rico. This…

  2. 33 CFR 165.757 - Safety Zones; Ports of Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...

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    2010-07-01

    ...and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. 165.757...and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. (a) Location...vessel is docked. (4) Port of Limetree Bay, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. A...

  3. 78 FR 28167 - Special Local Regulation, Cruce a Nado Internacional de la Bahia de Ponce Puerto Rico, Bahia de...

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    ...de la Bahia de Ponce Puerto Rico, a swimming event. The event is scheduled to take...de la Bahia de Ponce Puerto Rico, a swimming event. The event will be held on the...an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of...

  4. 7 CFR 319.73-3 - Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... QUARANTINE NOTICES Coffee § 319.73-3 Conditions for transit movement of certain products through Puerto Rico or Hawaii. (a) Mail. Samples of unroasted coffee that are transiting Hawaii or Puerto Rico en route... not limited to, sealed cartons, airtight containers, or vacuum packaging. Samples of unroasted...

  5. 77 FR 75145 - Foreign-Trade Zone 61-San Juan, Puerto Rico; Application for Subzone; Sea World, Inc.; Guaynabo, PR

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zone 61--San Juan, Puerto Rico; Application for Subzone; Sea World... for the facility of Sea World, Inc., located in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. The application was...

  6. 75 FR 40795 - Review of Sourcing Change, Foreign-Trade Subzone 61H, Baxter Healthcare of Puerto Rico...

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    ... (Board Order 875, 62 FR 10521, 3/7/1997) at the Baxter Healthcare of Puerto Rico (Baxter) (formerly... (Board Order 1293, 68 FR 53346, 9/10/2003), the subzone was extended indefinitely and the scope of... (Inhalation Anesthetics Manufacturing), Guayama, Puerto Rico Pursuant to the regulations of the...

  7. 77 FR 75145 - Foreign-Trade Zone 61-San Juan, Puerto Rico; Application for Subzone; Sea World, Inc.; Guaynabo, PR

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    ...S-138-2012] Foreign-Trade Zone 61--San Juan, Puerto Rico; Application for Subzone; Sea World, Inc.; Guaynabo, PR An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Puerto Rico Trade & Export...

  8. 78 FR 45894 - Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico...

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    2013-07-30

    ...Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S...the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Fishery of Puerto Rico and the U.S...sustainable_fisheries/caribbean/reef_fish/reg_am4/index.html. FOR...

  9. First report of Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) and its damage to coconut palms in Puerto Rico and Culebra Island

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    This is the first report of the occurrence of the Red Palm mite Raoiella indica and its damage in Puerto Rico and Culebra island. Raoiella indica is a new invasive pest threatening ornamental palm, coconut, and banana plantations. The mite was observed in eastern Puerto Rico and in Culebra island ...

  10. Contextual Risk and Promotive Processes in Puerto Rican Youths’ Internalizing Trajectories in Puerto Rico and New York

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    Ramos Olazagasti, María A.; Shrout, Patrick E.; Yoshikawa, Hirokazu; Canino, Glorisa J.; Bird, Héctor R.

    2012-01-01

    Research on ethnic-minority youths’ mental health has rarely examined developmental trajectories for the same ethnic group in contexts where they are a minority vs. where they are the majority, or mechanisms accounting for differences in trajectories across such contexts. This study examines Puerto Rican youth residing in two contexts -- one in which they are in their home culture of Puerto Rico, and one in which they are a minority group, in New York. We explore the relationship between social context, minority status, risk, resilience, and trajectories of internalizing symptoms after adjusting for factors related to migration. We found that youths’ reports of internalizing symptoms declined over time. Youth in New York had higher levels of internalizing symptoms than youth in Puerto Rico, but similar trajectories. Differences in internalizing symptoms across the two social contexts were accounted for by experiences of discrimination and exposure to violence. Parental monitoring was associated with fewer internalizing symptoms across the two sites, although this effect diminished over time. Contrary to what was expected, family religiosity was associated with higher levels of internalizing symptoms. This association was stronger in the New York than in the Puerto Rico site. PMID:23880390

  11. Techniques for water demand analysis and forecasting: Puerto Rico, a case study

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Attanasi, E.D.; Close, E.R.; Lopez, M.A.

    1975-01-01

    The rapid economic growth of the Commonwealth-of Puerto Rico since 1947 has brought public pressure on Government agencies for rapid development of public water supply and waste treatment facilities. Since 1945 the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority has had the responsibility for planning, developing and operating water supply and waste treatment facilities on a municipal basis. The purpose of this study was to develop operational techniques whereby a planning agency, such as the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority, could project the temporal and spatial distribution of .future water demands. This report is part of a 2-year cooperative study between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Environmental Quality Board of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, for the development of systems analysis techniques for use in water resources planning. While the Commonwealth was assisted in the development of techniques to facilitate ongoing planning, the U.S. Geological Survey attempted to gain insights in order to better interface its data collection efforts with the planning process. The report reviews the institutional structure associated with water resources planning for the Commonwealth. A brief description of alternative water demand forecasting procedures is presented and specific techniques and analyses of Puerto Rico demand data are discussed. Water demand models for a specific area of Puerto Rico are then developed. These models provide a framework for making several sets of water demand forecasts based on alternative economic and demographic assumptions. In the second part of this report, the historical impact of water resources investment on regional economic development is analyzed and related to water demand .forecasting. Conclusions and future data needs are in the last section.

  12. A giant submarine slope failure on the insular slope north of Puerto Rico: A response of Arecibo basin strata to tectonic stress

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    Schwab, W.C.; Danforth, W.W.; Scanlon, K.M. )

    1990-06-01

    An amphitheater-shaped scarp, approximately 55 km across in water depths from about 3,000 m to 6,700 m was imaged on the northern insular slope of Puerto Rico (southern slope of the Puerto Rico Trench) using the GLORIA side-scan sonar system. This scarp represents the removal of more than 1,500 m{sup 3} of Tertiary Arecibo basin strata. The head of the scarp coincides with the location of a fault zone observed on nearby seismic-reflection profiles. Interpretation of the GLORIA imagery, and a review of available bathymetric, geophysical, and stratigraphic data and tectonic-framework models suggest that the scarp formed as a consequence of slope failure induced by tectonic oversteepening of the insular slope. The oversteepening may be a result of the most recent episode of convergence of the Caribbean and North American plates, which began approximately 4 million years ago. The Arecibo basin strata have been tilted approximately 4{degree} to the north and are apparently gravitationally unstable under the present seismic regime. The volume of material involved in this slope failure is comparable to the material displaced in tsunamogenic submarine landslides along the Peru Trench and Hawaiian Ridge. Therefore, if the slope failure north of Puerto Rico was catastrophic, it was large enough to have generated a tsunami that would have flooded the low ground of northern Puerto Rico.

  13. Miguel Vlez-Reyes received the B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagez (UPRM), in 1985, and the

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Miguel Vélez-Reyes received the B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez for Applied Remote Sensing and Image Processing at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and is Associate and Computer Engineering Department and of the Puerto Rico Professional Engineering Association Mayaguez

  14. The correlation of the highest temperature and fire weather forecast with detection of wildfires around Puerto Rico using the Landsat 7 ETM+ images

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    around Puerto Rico using the Landsat 7 ETM+ images Karimar Ledesma Maldonado1 and Lydia Velez2 1 Department of Physics, 2 Department of Geology University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus Arts and Science Faculty Abstract Puerto Rico is susceptible of wild fires due to its topography and global location

  15. 26 CFR 31.3401(a)(8)(C)-1 - Remuneration for services performed in Puerto Rico by citizen of the United States.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... Source § 31.3401(a)(8)(C)-1 Remuneration for services performed in Puerto Rico by citizen of the United States. (a) Remuneration paid for services performed within Puerto Rico for an employer (other than the... the employee will be a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico. The reasonable belief contemplated...

  16. Potential Impact of Lady Beetles on Diaphorina citri (Homoptera: Psyllidae) in Puerto Rico Author(s): Richard W. H. Pluke, Ana Escribano, J. P. Michaud, Philip A. Stansly

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    Ma, Lena

    Potential Impact of Lady Beetles on Diaphorina citri (Homoptera: Psyllidae) in Puerto Rico Author://www.jstor.org #12;Plukeet al.:CoccinellidsandD.citriin PuertoRico 123 POTENTIALIMPACTOF LADYBEETLES.Se habfandetectado daniosen cftricoen Floridaperono en PuertoRico,dondeel psilidofue descubiertoporpri- meravez en el

  17. 26 CFR 31.3401(a)(8)(C)-1 - Remuneration for services performed in Puerto Rico by citizen of the United States.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... Source § 31.3401(a)(8)(C)-1 Remuneration for services performed in Puerto Rico by citizen of the United States. (a) Remuneration paid for services performed within Puerto Rico for an employer (other than the... the employee will be a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico. The reasonable belief contemplated...

  18. Insects of the Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico. Forest Service general technical report

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    Torres, J.A.

    1994-07-01

    In this review of the literature on forest entomology in Puerto Rico, emphasis is given to research conducted in the Luquillo Experimental Forest (LEF). This review should serve as an introduction to the insects inhabiting the LEF for researchers and as a guide for the identification of possible insect pests. There are three sections to this review. The first deals with basic insect ecology; the second, forest insect pests; and the third, insect attacks on dry wood and during wood seasoning. The reference section and appendices contain information on the systematics and taxonomy of different insect orders found in Puerto Rico.

  19. The Puerto Rico 5.8 MW Earthquake of May 16, 2010, and the Distribution of Peak Ground Motion in the Puerto Rico Island

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    Huerta-Lopez, C. I.; Martínez-Cruzado, J. A.; Suarez, L. E.; López, R. R.; Caro-Cortes, J. A.; Upegui-Botero, F. M.; Ramirez-Gaytan, G. A.

    2010-12-01

    On may 16, 2010 a 5.8 MW earthquake occurred in the northwest region of Puerto Rico Island (18.4o Lat., -67.07o Lon., and focal depth 113.1 km) at 05:16:10 UTC, reporting an intensity of VI in the city of Añasco, which is located at approximately at 15 km from its epicenter, while in some cases the intensity hardly reach an intensity of III in towns located at closer epicentral distances. This earthquake was widely felt in Puerto Rico, the eastern Dominican Republic, and The Virgin Islands. It was recorded also by 59 stations of the Puerto Rico Strong Motion Program (PRSMP) providing a reliable set of acceleration records distributed around the island. According to the USGS Centroid Moment Tensor solution, this earthquake occurred in an inclined seismic zone that dips south from the Puerto Rico Trench and that consists of subducted lithosphere of the North America plate. Earthquakes that have focal-depths between 70 and 300 km, are commonly termed "intermediate-depth" earthquakes and typically cause less damage on the ground surface above their foci than is the case with similar magnitude shallow-focus earthquakes. Large intermediate-depth earthquakes may be felt at great distance from their epicenters. In terms of the observed maximum peak ground acceleration it was: (i) 0.0651 of g at Añasco (AÑS1 station, located at an epicentral distance of 15 km in alluvial soil), and (ii) 0.2301 of g at station UTD2 located at an epicentral distance of 42 km on rock. The instrumental intensity (MMI) estimated with Wald et al., (1999) relationship was V and VII, respectively for these two previously described sites. An analysis and discussion is presented with the aim to explain the anomalous distribution of peak ground motions, which may be associated not only by local site effects due to the presence of soft soils.

  20. Population genetics of Zamia in Puerto Rico, a preliminary study with ten SSR loci

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    Three distinctive morphotypes of Zamia occur on Puerto Rico, which have been treated as three species: Z. amblyphyllidia, found on the north coast, and Z. portoricensis and Z. pumila, both found in the south. We investigated the population genetics of these species with ten microsatellite DNA loci a...

  1. SEASONAL ABUNDANCE OF ANASTREPHA SUSPENSA (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) FROM CITRUS IN PUERTO RICO

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    Fruit flies population dynamics were studied in the central region of Puerto Rico. A. suspensa, (was the only species associated with citrus on this study. The cultivar Encore presented the highest mean number of fruit flies followed by Orlando. Cultivars Weikina and King presented similar fruit fly...

  2. 75 FR 41801 - Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 163, Ponce, Puerto Rico, Area

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    ...-2009, filed 11/23/09); Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (74 FR... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 163, Ponce, Puerto Rico, Area Pursuant to...

  3. 75 FR 41801 - Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 163 Ponce, Puerto Rico, Area

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    ... given in the Federal Register (75 FR 12730-12731, 3/17/10) and the application has been processed... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 163 Ponce, Puerto Rico, Area Pursuant to its...

  4. 77 FR 52310 - Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 61, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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    ... been given in the Federal Register (76 FR 70703-70704, 11/15/2011) and the application has been... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 61, San Juan, Puerto Rico Pursuant to its...

  5. Demonstration of a Graywater Management Projectat a Community Level on the Island of Puerto Rico

    EPA Science Inventory

    Housing development practices in Puerto Rico, especially in rural areas, have often not considered the proper treatment and disposal of wastewater or the collection and treatment of stormwater. These practices have created a legacy of communities without proper sewage disposal in...

  6. UN METODO SIMPLE PARA CREAR IMAGENES LANDSAT LIBRES DE NUBES PARA PUERTO RICO

    E-print Network

    Gilbes, Fernando

    , forestales, agrícolas ·Clasificación y mapeo de la cobertura del suelo ·Recursos costeros (Res. esp. = 30m / 15m / 60m; res. temp. = 16 dias; U$ accesible) Mapa de cobertura y uso de suelos de 1991 (Helmer et Landsat de PR #12;Proyecto "Puerto Rico Gap Analysis" (IITF ­ DRNA ­ UNC) 1. Mapear la cobertura del suelo

  7. Comienza la construcción de instalación patrocinada por el NCI en Puerto Rico para realizar estudios

    Cancer.gov

    El gobierno de Puerto Rico ha destinado $196 millones de dólares para construir un hospital oncológico de 287 000 pies cuadrados en San Juan, que contará con 96 camas. El nuevo hospital es el primero en su clase en la región caribeña y en él se llevarán a

  8. Identificacin de deslizamientos de terreno utilizando fotos areas de Ponce, Puerto Rico

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Identificación de deslizamientos de terreno utilizando fotos aéreas de Ponce, Puerto Rico Rosimar sobre el área. Para el caso de Ponce, se tenían disponibles fotos aéreas que fueron toma- das por una de esta técnica. Palabras claves: clasificaciones, deslizamientos, ENVI, fotos, percepción remota

  9. Genetic analysis of a novel invasion of Puerto Rico by an exotic constricting snake

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Reynolds, R. Graham; Puente-Rolón, Alberto R.; Reed, Robert N.; Revell, Liam J.

    2013-01-01

    The tropical island Puerto Rico is potentially vulnerable to invasion by some species of exotic snakes; however, until now no established populations had been reported. Here we report and genetically characterize the nascent invasion of Puerto Rico by an exotic constricting snake of the family Boidae (Boa constrictor) using mtDNA and microsatellite data. Over 150 individual B. constrictor have been removed from Mayagüez municipality since May 2011, and our results from the genetic analysis of 32 individuals suggest that this population was recently founded by individuals of one subspecies from a genetic lineage common to zoo and breeding collections, but that the potential propagule pool consists of two subspecies. We also suggest that anthropogenic long-distance dispersal within the island of Puerto Rico may be occurring from the established population, with implications for further establishment across the island. This study represents the first report of the naturalization of an invasive species of boid snake in Puerto Rico and will be important in determining mitigation strategies for this invasion as well as providing a basis for comparison to other on-going studies of invasive snakes.

  10. Research project for integrated control of the southern cattle fever tick in Puerto Rico

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Puerto Rico (PR) is infested with the southern cattle fever tick (SCFT), Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus, which is considered the most economically important external parasite of livestock worldwide. A research coalition involving the livestock industry in PR, the PR Department of Agriculture (...

  11. Identifying Gifted Students in Puerto Rico: Validation of a Spanish Translation of the Gifted Rating Scales

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rosado, Javier I.; Pfeiffer, Steven; Petscher, Yaacov

    2015-01-01

    The challenge of correctly identifying gifted students is a critical issue. Gifted education in Puerto Rico is marked by insufficient support and a lack of appropriate identification methods. This study examined the reliability and validity of a Spanish translation of the "Gifted Rating Scales-School Form" (GRS) with a sample of 618…

  12. 40 CFR 131.42 - Antidegradation Implementation Methods for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Antidegradation Implementation Methods for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. 131.42 Section 131.42 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS WATER QUALITY STANDARDS Federally Promulgated Water Quality Standards § 131.42...

  13. THE PRESENCE OF THE COFFEE BERRY BORER (SCOLYTIDAE) IN PUERTO RICO: FACT OR FICTION?

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A detailed examination of the coffee berry borer literature shows that reports indicating the presence of the insect in Puerto Rico in the early 1940's were based on an insect misidentification. One of these erroneous reports was used in a widely cited coffee book that includes a list of countries ...

  14. 42 CFR 412.210 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal years 1989 through 2003. 412.210 Section 412.210 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEMS FOR INPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES Prospective Payment System for...

  15. Ethnic Classification in Southeastern Puerto Rico: The Cultural Model of "Color"

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gravlee, Clarence C.

    2005-01-01

    This article presents a systematic ethnographic study of emic ethnic classification in Puerto Rico, including a replication and extension of Marvin Harris's (1970) seminal study in Brazil. I address three questions: (1) what are the core emic categories of color? (2) what dimensions of semantic structure organize this cultural domain? and (3) is…

  16. Suicidal Behaviors among Adolescents in Puerto Rico: Rates and Correlates in Clinical and Community Samples

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jones, Jennifer; Ramirez, Rafael Roberto; Davies, Mark; Canino, Glorisa; Goodwin, Renee D.

    2008-01-01

    This study examined rates and correlates of suicidal behavior among youth on the island of Puerto Rico. Data were drawn from two probability samples, one clinical (n = 736) and one community-based sample (n = 1,896), of youth ages 12 to 17. Consistent with previous studies in U.S. mainland adolescent populations, our results demonstrate that most…

  17. Hosts breadth and parasitoids of fruit flies (Anastrepha spp.) (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Puerto Rico

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Twenty fruit species representing 12 families were collected from various locations in western Puerto Rico and monitored for the emergence of Anastrepha spp. pupae. We collected 14,154 tephritid pupae from 16 fruit species representing 10 families. The relative infestations of these fruits (pupae/kg...

  18. 42 CFR 412.208 - Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 2 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Puerto Rico rates for Federal fiscal year 1988. 412.208 Section 412.208 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES MEDICARE PROGRAM PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEMS FOR INPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES Prospective Payment System for Inpatient Operating...

  19. First report of Gliocephalotrichum bulbilium and G. simplex causing fruit rot of rambutan in Puerto Rico

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Worldwide, significant post-harvest disease losses of rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.) have been reported and several pathogens have been associated with fruit rot. Even though rambutan was introduced to Puerto Rico in 1927, it was not until 1998 that commercial farms were established in the wester...

  20. 27 CFR 17.5 - Products manufactured in Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Products manufactured in Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. 17.5 Section 17.5 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS DRAWBACK ON TAXPAID DISTILLED SPIRITS USED IN MANUFACTURING NONBEVERAGE...