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  1. FPA Depot - Web Application

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Avila, Edwin M. Martinez; Muniz, Ricardo; Szafran, Jamie; Dalton, Adam

    2011-01-01

    Lines of code (LOC) analysis is one of the methods used to measure programmer productivity and estimate schedules of programming projects. The Launch Control System (LCS) had previously used this method to estimate the amount of work and to plan development efforts. The disadvantage of using LOC as a measure of effort is that one can only measure 30% to 35% of the total effort of software projects involves coding [8]. In the application, instead of using the LOC we are using function point for a better estimation of hours in each software to develop. Because of these disadvantages, Jamie Szafran of the System Software Branch of Control And Data Systems (NE-C3) at Kennedy Space Canter developed a web application called Function Point Analysis (FPA) Depot. The objective of this web application is that the LCS software architecture team can use the data to more accurately estimate the effort required to implement customer requirements. This paper describes the evolution of the domain model used for function point analysis as project managers continually strive to generate more accurate estimates.

  2. Quantum well infrared photodetector FPA

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kozlowski, L.

    1994-03-01

    The AT&T/Rockwell team met all the objectives of this collaborative program; AT&T supplied the QWIP detector arrays and Rockwell subsequently fabricated hybrid focal plane arrays using available high performance CMOS multiplexers, tested the hybrids, performed breadboard imaging demonstrations and delivered several hybrid FPA's. Eighteen hybrids were fabricated and evaluated. The collaboration yielded significant improvements in QWIP FPA performance and reliability and many milestones including: first BLIP LWIR FPA sensitivity demonstration at low photon backgrounds (less than 1 x 10(exp 12) photons/sq cm-sec) with the GaAs-based quantum well infrared photodetector (QWIP) technology, high LWIR FPA pixel operability; NE Delta T's as low as 5 mK at LWIR imaging backgrounds at f/1.4 and temperatures consistent with mechanical coolers (approx. 65K), increased coupling efficiency by over an order of magnitude; achieved effective quantum efficiency of approx. 10% with low crosstalk; effective quantum efficiencies of up to 30% under flood illumination, though with high crosstalk; mean D* of 1 x10(exp 14) cm-Hz(exp 1/2)/W at 3.0 x 10(exp 9) photons/sq cm-sec background at 32.5K operating temperature with greater than 98% operability; maximum temperature for 9.5 microns m FPA BLIP sensitivity as high as 62K; excellent hybrid reliability by mechanically thinning the QWIP; and responsivity nonuniformity less than 3% rms, thus enabling greater than 83 dB dynamic range.

  3. A proposal to modernize the american antiquities act.

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    Collins, R B; Green, D F

    1978-12-01

    The Antiquities Act of 1906, which has provided the legal basis for protecting the U.S.'s prehistoric and historic heritage, is no longer adequate. Artifact hunters and collectors have descended on national forests and U.S. parks in ever-increasing numbers. The drafters of the 1906 act could not have anticipated the lucrative market in prehistoric artifacts in the 1970's. The act has come under attack in the courts as being unconstitutionally vague. In light of the recent criminal prosecutions under the Antiquities Act and the constitutional challenges, reviewed in this article, the authors propose a new Antiquities Act which expands the scope of the act to include those who would deal in artifacts taken unlawfully from federal lands and increases the criminal penalties for a violation of the act. PMID:17777944

  4. OIG Proposals 1998. Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Office of Inspector General (ED), Washington, DC.

    This report presents recommendations from the Office of Inspector General for amendments to the 1998 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act that are intended to improve integrity of student financial assistance programs and to save taxpayer dollars. Seventeen proposals divided into four areas--institutional eligibility and enforcement;…

  5. High-performance modulation-doped AlGaAs/InGaAs thermopiles for uncooled infrared FPA application

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Abe, M.; Abe, Y.; Kogushi, N.; Ang, K. S.; Hofstetter, R.; Wang, H.; Ng, G. I.

    2013-07-01

    Novel thermopile based on modulation doped AlGaAs/InGaAs heterostructures is proposed and developed for the first time, for uncooled infrared FPA (Focal Plane Array) image sensor application. The high responsivity with the high speed response time are designed to be 4900 V/W with 110 μs under the 2 μm design rule. Based on integrated HEMT-MEMS technology, the 32 × 32 matrix FPA is fabricated to demonstrate its enhanced performances by black body measurement. The technology presented here demonstrates the potential of this approach for low-cost uncooled infrared FPA image sensor application.

  6. Characterization of non-uniformity and bias-heating for uncooled bolometer FPA detectors using simulator

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lee, Jungeon; Kyung, Chong-Min

    2013-06-01

    There are some difficulties in the development of uncooled focal plane array (FPA) detectors due to the absence of full simulation model which reflects the characterization of FPA detectors by variations of various parameters. In this paper we propose the simulator for the both readout integrated circuit (ROIC) and bolometer FPA which is based on a thermal equivalence equation of bolometer and mathematical modeling of optical and electrical part in infrared sensor system. The simulator shows the characteristics and the behaviors of individual components of infrared sensor system in the transient-state and steady-state. We present here the simulation results for output characteristics of detectors owing to variations of parameters induced non-uniformity in FPA detectors and find the dominant parameter to be the leading source non-uniformity in FPA detectors. We also present the simulation results for some typical ROICs to cancel the bias-heating which wastes most of the dynamic range of infrared sensor system. These show the effectiveness of compensation for the bias-heating according to variations of parameters. Using the proposed simulator we can expect the quantitative amount of non-uniformity due to the statistical variations in various processing steps and design of ROIC components. It can be used for the systematic design of infrared sensor system which cannot be performed in fabrication procedure.

  7. Multiband CMOS sensor simplify FPA design

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wang, Weng Lyang B.; Ling, Jer

    2015-10-01

    Push broom multi-band Focal Plane Array (FPA) design needs to consider optics, image sensor, electronic, mechanic as well as thermal. Conventional FPA use two or several CCD device as an image sensor. The CCD image sensor requires several high speed, high voltage and high current clock drivers as well as analog video processors to support their operation. Signal needs to digitize using external sample / hold and digitized circuit. These support circuits are bulky, consume a lot of power, must be shielded and placed in close to the CCD to minimize the introduction of unwanted noise. The CCD also needs to consider how to dissipate power. The end result is a very complicated FPA and hard to make due to more weighs and draws more power requiring complex heat transfer mechanisms. In this paper, we integrate microelectronic technology and multi-layer soft / hard Printed Circuit Board (PCB) technology to design electronic portion. Since its simplicity and integration, the optics, mechanic, structure and thermal design will become very simple. The whole FPA assembly and dis-assembly reduced to a few days. A multi-band CMOS Sensor (dedicated as C468) was used for this design. The CMOS Sensor, allow for the incorporation of clock drivers, timing generators, signal processing and digitization onto the same Integrated Circuit (IC) as the image sensor arrays. This keeps noise to a minimum while providing high functionality at reasonable power levels. The C468 is a first Multiple System-On-Chip (MSOC) IC. This device used our proprietary wafer butting technology and MSOC technology to combine five long sensor arrays into a size of 120 mm x 23.2 mm and 155 mm x 60 mm for chip and package, respectively. The device composed of one Panchromatic (PAN) and four different Multi- Spectral (MS) sensors. Due to its integration on the electronic design, a lot of room is clear for the thermal design. The optical and mechanical design is become very straight forward. The flight model FPA

  8. Fibrinopeptide a (FPA) radioassay in the evaluation of cancer

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    Nusynowitz, M.L.; Hutchinson, N.J.

    1984-01-01

    The conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin by thrombin results in the release of FPA; the plasma concentration of FPA is a marker of the rate of conversion of fibrinogen and is an indicator of the clotting process. All coagulation processes leading to the formation of a fibrin clot will result in generation of FPA, quantifiable by radioassay. Malignant metastases are believed to function as tissue factors for the initiation of coagulation, and cancer activity should be reflected by elevation of FPA concentrations. The authors have used a commercially available FPA radioimmunoassay test kit to evaluate FPA concentrations in cancer patients. A normal range for FPA in our laboratory was established on 20 men and women. The distribution is log normal and the 95% confidence limits are 0.6-9.8 ng/ml plasma, with a mean of 2.4. Analysis of variance revealed a between duplicates coefficient of variation (CV) of 5.8% and a between run CV of 6.5%, both acceptable values. No significant difference was noted between duplicates. FPA and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) concentrations were determined in 52 patients with active cancer and 11 with presumably inactive disease. For the active cancer group, FPA alone was elevated in 27%, CEA alone was elevated in 17%, and both were high in 27%. A higher positive rate for FPA was seen in breast and lung cancer, whereas in colon cancer, CEA was more sensitive. Two patients in the presumably inactive group had positive FPA. The results indicate that FPA is more sensitive in active cancer than CEA; the two tests supplement each other as markers of disease activity. The FPA radioassay appears to be a good marker for following therapy of patients with cancer.

  9. Novel CMOS readout techniques for uncooled pyroelectric IR FPA

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sun, Tai-Ping; Chin, Yuan-Lung; Chung, Wen-Yaw; Hsiung, Shen-Kan; Chou, Jung-Chuan

    1998-09-01

    Based on the application of the source follower per detector (SFD) input biasing technique, a new redout structure for the IR focal-plane-array (FPA), called the variable gain source follower per detector (VGSFD) is proposed and analyzed. The readout circuit of VGSFD of a unit cell of pyroelectric sensor under investigation, is composed of a source follower per detector circuit, high gain amplifier, and the reset switch. The VGSFD readout chip has been designed in 0.5 micrometers double-poly-double-metal n-well CMOS technology in various formats from 8 by 8 to 128 by 128. The experimental 8 by 8 VGSFD measurement results of the fabricated readout chip at room temperature have successfully verified both the readout function and performance. The high gain, low power, high sensitivity readout performances are achieved in a 50 by 50 micrometers (superscript 2) pixel size.

  10. Uncooled microbolometer IR FPA based on sol-gel VOx

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ovsyuk, V. N.; Shashkin, V. V.; Dem'yanenko, M. A.; Fomin, B. I.; Vasil'ieva, L. L.; Soloviev, A. P.

    2005-06-01

    The technology of high-quality uncooled focal plane arrays (FPA) fabrication has been developed. Simple and cheap sol-gel technology of thermosensitive vanadium oxide layers preparation is underlain in its basis. Uncooled 160x120 and 320x240 FPA for 8-14 microns spectral range have been fabricated. The noise equivalent temperature difference less than 8OmK has been achieved at frame rate 60 Hz for 160x120 FPA and at use of optics with 1/1 relative aperture.

  11. 75 FR 80034 - Privacy Act of 1974: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records Revision and Proposed New...

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    ...In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), is giving notice that it is revising a system of records that is maintained for the purpose of enforcing the U.S. Grain Standards Act (USGSA) and certain provisions of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946......

  12. Further applications for mosaic pixel FPA technology

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    Liddiard, Kevin C.

    2011-06-01

    In previous papers to this SPIE forum the development of novel technology for next generation PIR security sensors has been described. This technology combines the mosaic pixel FPA concept with low cost optics and purpose-designed readout electronics to provide a higher performance and affordable alternative to current PIR sensor technology, including an imaging capability. Progressive development has resulted in increased performance and transition from conventional microbolometer fabrication to manufacture on 8 or 12 inch CMOS/MEMS fabrication lines. A number of spin-off applications have been identified. In this paper two specific applications are highlighted: high performance imaging IRFPA design and forest fire detection. The former involves optional design for small pixel high performance imaging. The latter involves cheap expendable sensors which can detect approaching fire fronts and send alarms with positional data via mobile phone or satellite link. We also introduce to this SPIE forum the application of microbolometer IR sensor technology to IoT, the Internet of Things.

  13. BAE systems' SMART chip camera FPA development

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sengupta, Louise; Auroux, Pierre-Alain; McManus, Don; Harris, D. Ahmasi; Blackwell, Richard J.; Bryant, Jeffrey; Boal, Mihir; Binkerd, Evan

    2015-06-01

    BAE Systems' SMART (Stacked Modular Architecture High-Resolution Thermal) Chip Camera provides very compact long-wave infrared (LWIR) solutions by combining a 12 μm wafer-level packaged focal plane array (FPA) with multichip-stack, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and wafer-level optics. The key innovations that enabled this include a single-layer 12 μm pixel bolometer design and robust fabrication process, as well as wafer-level lid packaging. We used advanced packaging techniques to achieve an extremely small-form-factor camera, with a complete volume of 2.9 cm3 and a thermal core weight of 5.1g. The SMART Chip Camera supports up to 60 Hz frame rates, and requires less than 500 mW of power. This work has been supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Low Cost Thermal Imager - Manufacturing (LCTI-M) program, and BAE Systems' internal research and development investment.

  14. 77 FR 57199 - 2012 Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X) Mortgage Servicing Proposal

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    ...The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (the Bureau) is proposing to amend Regulation X, which implements the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 (RESPA) and the official interpretation of the regulation. The proposed amendments implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) provisions regarding mortgage loan servicing. Specifically, this......

  15. 77 FR 281 - Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

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    ... AGENCY Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency... accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or ``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g... title V of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 7661 et seq., to RRI Energy Mid-Atlantic's Portland Generating Station...

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    ... AGENCY Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency... accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), notice is hereby...'' provisions of the Clean Air Act (``CAA''). The Final Rule included a federal implementation plan...

  18. New architecture of fast parallel multiplier using fast parallel counter with FPA (first partial product addition)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lee, Mike M.; Cho, Byung Lok

    2001-11-01

    In this paper, we proposed a new First Partial product Addition (FPA) architecture with new compressor (or parallel counter) to CSA tree built in the process of adding partial product for improving speed in the fast parallel multiplier to improve the speed of calculating partial product by about 20% compared with existing parallel counter using full Adder. The new circuit reduces the CLA bit finding final sum by N/2 using the novel FPA architecture. A 5.14ns of multiplication speed of the 16X16 multiplier is obtained using 0.25um CMOS technology. The architecture of the multiplier is easily opted for pipeline design and demonstrates high speed performance.

  19. 76 FR 24557 - Privacy Act of 1974; as Amended; Proposed Alteration to an Existing Privacy Act System of Records...

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    ... numbers; e.g., business, fax, and cell phone. The system also will contain business information such as...(es), and telephone numbers; e.g., business, fax and cell phone. The expanded category also will... ADMINISTRATION Privacy Act of 1974; as Amended; Proposed Alteration to an Existing Privacy Act System of...

  20. Electronic Freedom of Information Act; implementation--USIA. Proposed rule.

    PubMed

    1998-04-01

    This rule establishes requirements and conditions necessary for the implementation of the new Electronic Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Amendments of 1996, 5 U.S.C. 552, as amended by Pub. L. 104-231. This addition to the present regulation will establish criteria that will enable FOIA requesters to better understand how documents of the Agency are maintained and handled electronically. PMID:10177759

  1. 78 FR 21419 - Notice of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

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    ... of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On April 4, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri...'') requirements of Section 112(r)(7) of the Act. The proposed Consent Decree, which resolves all of these...

  2. 75 FR 62737 - Privacy Act of 1974; Proposed Implementation

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  3. FPA helps 33,000 young people get "sexwise".

    PubMed

    1995-01-01

    "Sexwise," an FPA information campaign for teens on sex and relationships, ran March 4-24 in London and Manchester, areas where teenage pregnancy rates are among the highest in England. It was sponsored by the Department of Health in support of "The health of the nation" goal of reducing teenage pregnancies in England by 50% by the year 2000. The average age of first sexual intercourse is 17 years. Although 94% of young people feel their parents should be their primary sources of sex information, they actually receive most of it from their friends and the media. One-eighth of teenage mothers surveyed by FPA and Middlesex University said that they only discussed contraception with their parents after they became pregnant. According to Karin Pappenheim, FPA Head of Publicity, the FPA wants to "enable young people to make informed decisions about whether and when to have sex while giving them the facts they need to avoid unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases." Radio advertisements, which were produced by Laing Henry and featured Terry Christian (presenter for "The Word" on channel 4) and LTB (rappers), publicized the "Sexwise" helpline. Calls were free and confidential. Free copies of the FPA booklet, "Sexuality," were available upon request. Ads also appeared in "Just 17" and "Big," and on posters in Manchester pubs, clubs, and discos. PMID:12319464

  4. 78 FR 24227 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act...

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  5. 78 FR 24777 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

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  6. 78 FR 34406 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

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    ... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On June 3, 2013, the Department of... International, Inc. (``Davisco'') for penalties pursuant to Section 309 of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1319... Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit issued by EPA under Section 402 of the Clean Water Act, 33...

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    ... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On June 18, 2013, the Department of...-00584-JPG-SCW. The United States filed this lawsuit under the Clean Water Act. The United States... 301 of the Clean Water Act, at property located approximately five miles east of Johnston City...

  8. 75 FR 76487 - Notice of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

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    ... of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act Notice is hereby given that on December 2, 2010... Tennessee. The Consent Decree in this Clean Water Act enforcement action against Beazer Homes USA, Inc... together with the Consent Decree, under Section 309 of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1319, for...

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    ... of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act Notice is hereby given that on September 28, 2010... Consent Decree in this Clean Air Act enforcement actions against Murphy Oil USA, Inc. (``Murphy... reached as part of the EPA's Clean Air Act Petroleum Refinery Initiative. Consistent with the...

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    ... of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act Notice is hereby given that on January 26, 2011, a... numerous national settlements reached as part of the EPA's Clean Air Act Petroleum Refinery Initiative... Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7413(b), for alleged environmental violations at HOVENSA L.L.C.'s...

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    ... establish a Storm Water Pollution Protection Plan (``SWPPP'') addressing all elements specified in the CD... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On April 4, 2013, the Department of...) and (d) of the Clean Water Act (``CWA'' or ``Act''), 33 U.S.C. 1319(b) and (d). The United...

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    ... Miami-Dade County on December 13, 2012 pursuant to Clean Water Act (``CWA'') Sections 309(b) and (d) and 504, 33 U.S.C. 1319(b) and (d) and 1364, and the Florida Air and Water Pollution Control Act, Fla... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under The Clean Water Act On June 6, 2013, the Department...

  17. Toward lower uncooled IR-FPA system integration cost

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    Dupont, Benoit; Vilain, Michel

    2007-04-01

    This paper presents the recent progress at ULIS to reduce IR-FPA integration cost for camera manufacturers. The inherent wide offset and responsivity spread of classical uncooled infrared focal plane arrays, leads to complex compensation electronics, making camera integration far more complex and expensive. ULIS low dispersion a-Si:H focal plane arrays (FPAs) address already this issue by offering wide dynamic range, low NETD and low cost with no extra custom components. ULIS continues his effort towards even lower signal dispersion. Within this scope, this paper reviews the latest development at ULIS of low dispersion FPA integrated readout circuits and FPA-integrated tools enabling camera manufacturers to improve the image quality.

  18. 75 FR 26275 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

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  1. 77 FR 46757 - Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

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  2. 75 FR 18239 - Notice of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

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    ... of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act Notice is hereby given that on March 31, 2010, two proposed Consent Decrees were lodged. United States et al. v. Shell Chemical LP, Civil Action No. 4:10-cv... District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. The Consent Decrees in these Clean Air Act...

  3. Performance of new handheld IR camera using uncooled bolometer FPA

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sone, Takanori; Ohkawa, Norio; Kawashima, Yasuo; Matsui, Yasuji; Sugiura, Yosuke; Araki, Tomiharu; Kamozawa, Makoto; Ueno, Masashi; Kaneda, Osamu; Ishikawa, Tomohiro; Hata, Hisatoshi; Hashima, Kazuo; Nakagi, Yoshiyuki; Yamada, Akira; Kimata, Masafumi

    1996-06-01

    A camera using an uncooled infrared image sensor has been developed. This image sensor is a bolometer focal plane array (FPA), of which the readout circuit is designed to minimize the temperature drift or the pattern noise caused by the changes of the ambient temperature. The circuit has a bolometer for the load resistor, which has the same temperature coefficient of resistance as that of the pixel bolometer. Therefore the signal change induced by the temperature change of the FPA substrate is reduced because the resistance change of the load bolometer compensates for that of the pixel bolometer. The effectiveness of the drift- compensating circuit has been confirmed with a prototype handheld camera.

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  5. 75 FR 49947 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

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    ... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act Notice is hereby given that on August 6, 2010, a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Premix, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:10-cv- 01732-DAP... Section 114 of the CAA, 33 U.S.C. 7414. Under the proposed Consent Decree, Premix is required to...

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    ... of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Resource Conseation and Recovery Act Notice is hereby given that, on September 20, 2010, a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. High Plains Resources, Inc... Wyoming. The proposed Consent Decree will settle the United States' claims on behalf of the...

  7. 75 FR 23795 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; Public and...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-04

    ...The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject...

  8. 77 FR 76302 - Notice Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-12-27

    ... Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On December 20, 2012, the Department of Justice...-00076-CFVT. The United States filed this lawsuit under the Clean Air Act. The United States' complaint... replacement of one or more coal-fired boilers used by public schools in Kentucky through...

  9. 78 FR 44599 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-24

    ... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On July 18, 2013, the Department of... District of Pennsylvania in the lawsuit entitled United States v. XTO Energy, Inc. (``Defendant''), Civil... civil penalties under the Clean Water Act (``CWA''), 33 U.S.C. 1251-1387, resulting from...

  10. 78 FR 46369 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-31

    ... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On July 23, 2013, the Department of... to Sections 301 and 309 of the Clean Water Act (``CWA''), 33 U.S.C. Sec. Sec. 1311 and 1319, and... Texas in the lawsuit entitled United States and State of Texas v. San Antonio Water System, Civil...

  11. 77 FR 37439 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act Notice is hereby given that on June 6... City of Perth Amboy's (Perth Amboy) Clean Water Act (CWA) violations stemming from its failure...

  12. 78 FR 79484 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On December 24, 2013, the Department... Crawfordsville (``City'') has violated the Clean Water Act, because discharges from the City's...

  13. 76 FR 10390 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Pursuant to the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-24

    ... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Pursuant to the Clean Water Act Pursuant to 28 CFR 50.7, notice... violations of the federal Clean Water Act and state permits issued in North Carolina and South Carolina... discharges of storm water from its residential construction sites. The Eastwood Companies will...

  14. 78 FR 79008 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-27

    ... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree under the Clean Water Act On December 19, 2013, the Department... (EPA), alleges that the defendant City of West Haven (``West Haven'') violated the Clean Water Act... discharges from the waste water collection system owned and operated by the City. Specifically, the...

  15. 77 FR 75446 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-12-20

    ... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On December 13, 2012, the Department..., Civil Action No. 3:09-cv-1873. The United States filed this lawsuit under the Clean Water Act. The United States' complaint seeks injunctive relief and civil penalties for violations of the Clean...

  16. 75 FR 68620 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-08

    ... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act Notice is hereby given that on... Pennsylvania. The United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania also filed claims pursuant to the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq, and the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law, 35 P.S. Sec. Sec. 691.1 et...

  17. 78 FR 24778 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On April 16, 2013, the Department of... relief for violations of the Clean Water Act (``CWA''), 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq., in connection with...

  18. 78 FR 40769 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-08

    ... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On July 1, 2013, the Department of... projects. The complaint alleged violations of Section 301(a) and 402 of the Clean Water Act (``CWA... required by their NPDES construction storm water permit regarding personnel, training, maintenance,...

  19. 78 FR 44599 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-24

    ... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On July 15, 2013, the Department of... United States filed this lawsuit under the Clean Water Act. The United States' complaint seeks injunctive relief and civil penalties for discharges of pollutants, in violation of Section 301 of the Clean...

  20. 78 FR 57176 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-09-17

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On September 9, 2013, the Department... violations of Sections 301 and 402 of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1311 and 1342, and Sections 48-1-50...

  1. 78 FR 24777 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On April 16, 2013, the Department of... relief for violations of the Clean Water Act (``CWA''), 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq., in connection with...

  2. 77 FR 11158 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act Notice is hereby given that on... under Section 311(b) of the Clean Water Act, ] 33 U.S.C. 1321(b), against multiple parties,...

  3. 78 FR 28242 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Safe Drinking Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-14

    ... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Safe Drinking Water Act On May 7, 2013, the... Ramos and Carmen Aurea Fernandez Ramos for violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the Surface Water Treatment Rule, promulgated under the SDWA. Under the terms of the consent decree,...

  4. 76 FR 9610 - Notice of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-18

    ... of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act Notice is hereby given that on February 14, 2011... California. The Consent Decree in this Clean Air Act enforcement action resolves allegations by the...''), asserted in a complaint filed together with the Consent Decree, under Section 113(b) of the Clean Air...

  5. 75 FR 39041 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Solid Waste Disposal Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-07

    ... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Solid Waste Disposal Act Notice is hereby given that... Environmental Protection Agency (``EPA'') for violations of Section 7003 of the Solid Waste Disposal Act (as... oilfield waste disposal facility, located in Campbell County, Wyoming. The Consent Decree resolves...

  6. 77 FR 71633 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-12-03

    ... Sections 301, 309, and 402 of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251, et seq. and under the Mississippi Air and Water Pollution Control Law (``MAWPCL'') (Miss. Code Ann. Sec. Sec. 49-17-1 through 49-17-45... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On November 20, 2012, the...

  7. 77 FR 58129 - Clean Water Act Class II: Proposed Administrative Settlement, Penalty Assessment and Opportunity...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Clean Water Act Class II: Proposed Administrative Settlement, Penalty Assessment and Opportunity... resolve violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know...

  8. 78 FR 5800 - Clean Water Act Class II: Proposed Administrative Settlement, Penalty Assessment and Opportunity...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-28

    ..., Correction and Prevention of Violations (Audit Policy), 65 FR 19,618 (April 11, 2000). EPA determined that... AGENCY Clean Water Act Class II: Proposed Administrative Settlement, Penalty Assessment and Opportunity... resolve violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know...

  9. 78 FR 53784 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On June 26, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in the lawsuit entitled...

  10. 78 FR 39770 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-02

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On June 26, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in the lawsuit entitled...

  11. Youth's Opportunity? The Education Act of 1944 and Proposals for Part-Time Continuation Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tinkler, Penny

    2001-01-01

    Discusses the parameters set by the 1944 British Education Act for part-time continuing education of youth, age 15-18. Created county colleges, but due to lack of consensus about proposals for compulsory continuing education, they were overlooked as leading educators. Abandoned proposals for compulsory education in 1988. (MER)

  12. 78 FR 2260 - Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-10

    ... litigation in question. 77 FR 73029. This notice extends the public comment period on the proposed consent decree until January 14, 2013. Please see the notice published at 77 FR 73029 (Dec. 7, 2012) for... AGENCY Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency...

  13. 77 FR 69894 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On November 13, 2012, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the lawsuit entitled United States...

  14. 75 FR 53342 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-31

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act Notice is hereby given that on August 25, 2010, a proposed Consent Decree (``Consent Decree'') in United States v. City of Revere, Massachusetts, Civil Action No. 1:10-cv-11460...

  15. 78 FR 18629 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-03-27

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On March 22, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree with the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan in the lawsuit entitled...

  16. 78 FR 57656 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-09-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On September 13, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree in United States and San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District v. Post Holdings, Inc....

  17. 78 FR 27258 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On April 23, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa in the lawsuit entitled United...

  18. 77 FR 60461 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-03

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On September 27, 2012, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed a consent decree with the United States District Court for the District of Maryland in the lawsuit entitled...

  19. 77 FR 60375 - Notice of Proposed New Fee Sites; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-03

    ... Forest Service Notice of Proposed New Fee Sites; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act AGENCY: Caribou-Targhee National Forest, USDA, Forest Service. ACTION: Notice New Fee Site. SUMMARY: The Caribou-Targhee National Forest is proposing to begin charging fees at the Al Taylor Cabin. Facilities at the site...

  20. 77 FR 76064 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Public Housing Reform Act: Changes...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-12-26

    ...The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. The purpose of this information collection submission is to implement the requirement that public housing agencies have available upon request,......

  1. Amorphous silicon based large format uncooled FPA microbolometer technology

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Schimert, T.; Brady, J.; Fagan, T.; Taylor, M.; McCardel, W.; Gooch, R.; Ajmera, S.; Hanson, C.; Syllaios, A. J.

    2008-04-01

    This paper presents recent developments in next generation microbolometer Focal Plane Array (FPA) technology at L-3 Communications Infrared Products (L-3 CIP). Infrared detector technology at L-3 CIP is based on hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) and amorphous silicon germanium(a-SiGe:H). Large format high performance, fast, and compact IR FPAs are enabled by a low thermal mass pixel design; favorable material properties; an advanced ROIC design; and wafer level packaging. Currently at L-3 CIP, 17 micron pixel FPA array technology including 320x240, 640 x 480 and 1024 x768 arrays is under development. Applications of these FPAs range from low power microsensors to high resolution near-megapixel imager systems.

  2. 17 μm microbolometer FPA technology at BAE Systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Blackwell, Richard; Lacroix, Daniel; Bach, Tuyet; Ishii, Jonathan; Hyland, Sandra; Dumas, Thomas; Carpenter, Scott; Chan, Sherman; Sujlana, Balwinder

    2009-05-01

    BAE Systems has continued to advance its 17 μm pitch LWIR 640 x 480 microbolometer technology with improvements in pixel performance and initial production for several emerging products. In addition, we have developed short time constant variants of our standard pixel design to support applications requiring short thermal time constants. The technology is expanding to include a 1024x768 format megapixel FPA to support higher resolution applications.

  3. 78 FR 1251 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-08

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act On December 31, 2012, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District...

  4. 76 FR 54465 - Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-01

    ...In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement agreement to address a lawsuit filed by Sierra Club and WildEarth Guardians in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California: Sierra Club et al. v. Jackson, No. 3:10-cv-04060-CRB (N.D. Cal.). On August 10, 2011, Plaintiffs filed......

  5. 76 FR 79172 - Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-21

    ...In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by WildEarth Guardians in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona: WildEarth Guardians v. Jackson, No. 2:11-cv-01661- ROS (D. Ariz.). On August 24, 2011, Plaintiff filed a complaint......

  6. 75 FR 71125 - Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-22

    ...In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by Association of Irritated Residents in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California: Association of Irritated Residents v. Jackson, No. 3:10-CV-03051-WHA (N.D. CA.). On July......

  7. 75 FR 71126 - Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-22

    ...In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by Sierra Club and Medical Advocates for Healthy Air (collectively ``Plaintiffs'') in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California: Sierra Club, et al. v. Jackson, No.......

  8. 77 FR 4320 - Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-27

    ...In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by Sierra Club and Medical Advocates for Healthy Air (collectively ``Plaintiffs'') in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California: Sierra Club, et al. v. Jackson, No. C11-cv-......

  9. 77 FR 19013 - Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-29

    ...In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed settlement agreement to address a lawsuit filed by Sierra Club in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin: Sierra Club v. Jackson, No. 3:11-cv-0315 (W.D. WI). Plaintiff filed a complaint alleging that EPA has failed......

  10. 75 FR 67967 - Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-04

    ...In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by WildEarth Guardians in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado: WildEarth Guardians v. Jackson, No. 10-cv-01218- REB-BNB (D. CO.). On May 26, 2010, Plaintiff filed a complaint......

  11. 78 FR 30919 - Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-23

    ...In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA'' or the ``Act''), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to address a lawsuit filed by Sierra Club in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California: Sierra Club v. Perciasepe, No. 3:12-cv-4078-JST (N.D. CA). On August 2, 2012, Plaintiff filed a complaint alleging that EPA failed......

  12. The proposed model surrogate parenthood act: a legislative response to the challenges of reproductive technology.

    PubMed

    Manus, M L

    1996-01-01

    In this Article, Manus proposes a Model Surrogate Parenthood Act. He examines the medical and scientific history of surrogacy and reviews the jurisprudence in the area, specifically the constitutional relationship between procreation rights and surrogacy. The author asserts that surrogate motherhood cannot be, and indeed, should not be, eradicated through legislation criminalizing it. The proposed Model Act, presented here in its entirety, attempts to reduce the problems inherent in the concept of surrogate parenthood by putting the process under strict court supervision and by zealously protecting the rights of the surrogate mother and the child to be conceived. PMID:12071207

  13. Rationing health protection: a proposal to exempt nuisance dust from US Clean Air Act regulations.

    PubMed

    Centner, Terence J; Colson, Gregory

    2013-03-15

    The US House of Representative has passed a bill called the "Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act" (Dust Act) that would exempt most types of particulate matter (PM) in rural areas from the air quality controls of the US Clean Air Act. The Dust Act would markedly change the country's air quality standards. An examination of the proposed provisions shows that they would exempt non-combustion PM pollutants from mining, smelting, petroleum production, and power generation from existing air quality standards. Persons downwind from pollutants generated in rural areas could be exposed to concentrations of carcinogenic heavy metals, asbestos, and benzene known to adversely affect their health and ecological resources. Existing federal air quality standards based on science would be replaced by a flexible standard that rations health protection. PMID:23376304

  14. 78 FR 73206 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Safe Drinking Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-05

    ... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Safe Drinking Water Act On November 23, 2013 the...-142-F. The action concerns the public water system the defendant, Bryan Pownall (``Defendant'') uses to provide water to the Bryan's Place bar and a few trailer homes located in Rozet, Campbell...

  15. 12 CFR 225.26 - Factors considered in acting on nonbanking proposals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 3 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Factors considered in acting on nonbanking proposals. 225.26 Section 225.26 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BANK HOLDING COMPANIES AND CHANGE IN BANK CONTROL (REGULATION...

  16. 12 CFR 225.26 - Factors considered in acting on nonbanking proposals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 3 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Factors considered in acting on nonbanking proposals. 225.26 Section 225.26 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BANK HOLDING COMPANIES AND CHANGE IN BANK CONTROL (REGULATION...

  17. 12 CFR 225.26 - Factors considered in acting on nonbanking proposals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Factors considered in acting on nonbanking proposals. 225.26 Section 225.26 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BANK HOLDING COMPANIES AND CHANGE IN BANK CONTROL (REGULATION Y) Regulations Nonbanking Activities and Acquisitions...

  18. 12 CFR 225.26 - Factors considered in acting on nonbanking proposals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Factors considered in acting on nonbanking proposals. 225.26 Section 225.26 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BANK HOLDING COMPANIES AND CHANGE IN BANK CONTROL (REGULATION...

  19. 12 CFR 225.26 - Factors considered in acting on nonbanking proposals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 3 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Factors considered in acting on nonbanking proposals. 225.26 Section 225.26 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM BANK HOLDING COMPANIES AND CHANGE IN BANK CONTROL (REGULATION...

  20. 78 FR 44598 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-24

    ... Consent Decree for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of that publication. 78 FR 39770 (July 2... of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On June 26, 2013, the Department of... of Illinois in the lawsuit entitled United States, et al. v. Gateway Energy & Coke Company, et...

  1. 78 FR 20140 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-03

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On March 28, 2013, the Department of... against Marisco, Ltd. for injunctive relief and civil penalties based on violations of the Clean Water...

  2. 77 FR 38218 - Office of Privacy, Records, and Disclosure; Privacy Act of 1974; Proposed Implementation

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-27

    ...In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) gives notice of a proposed amendment to this part to exempt several systems of records maintained within the agency from certain provisions of the Privacy...

  3. 77 FR 28897 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-16

    ..., 2012, a proposed Consent Decree in United States of America v. American Sugar Refining, Inc., Civil... Consent Decree in this Clean Air Act enforcement action against American Sugar Refining, Inc. (``ASR... environmental violations at ASR's sugar refinery in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to the payment of a...

  4. 77 FR 14785 - Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-13

    ...In accordance with section 113(g) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (``CAA''), 42 U.S.C. 7413(g), notice is hereby given of a proposed consent decree to resolve a lawsuit filed by Midwest Environmental Defense Center, Inc., and Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin (``Plaintiffs''), in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia: Midwest Environmental Defense......

  5. 76 FR 57799 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposal That Electronic Filing of Bank Secrecy Act...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-16

    ...FinCEN is proposing to require electronic filing of certain Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) reports not later than June 30, 2012. This requirement will significantly enhance the quality of our electronic data, improve our analytic capabilities in supporting law enforcement requirements and result in significant reduction in real costs to the United States Government and ultimately to U.S. taxpayers.......

  6. 77 FR 56860 - Notice of Proposed Settlement Agreement Under the Park System Resource Protection Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-14

    ... DREAMS regarding claims for response costs and damages ] under the Park System Resource Protection Act, 16 U.S.C. 19jj. The United States' claims arise from the grounding of the vessel COCKTAIL AND DREAMS... DREAMS, DJ No. 90-5-1-1-10656. The proposed settlement agreement may be examined at the Dry...

  7. 76 FR 16391 - Call for Innovative National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Pilot Project Proposals

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  11. HgCdTe 256x256 NWIR FPA

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    Vural, Kadri; Blessinger, Michael; Chen, Jenkon; Kleinhans, William

    1989-01-01

    Researchers developed a HgCdTe 256x256 focal plane array (FPA) which operates in the 1 to 5 micron band. This is presently the largest demonstrated HgCdTe FPA. The detector material is HgCdTe on sapphire (PACE-1 technology) which has a low thermal expansion mismatch with silicon. The multiplexer is a CMOS FET-switch device processed through a commercial silicon foundry. The multiplexer input is direct injection and the charge capacity is about 2 times 10 to the 7th power electrons. The kTC limited read noise is 400 electrons. Researchers demonstrated high background imaging using the device. The broadband quantum efficiency is measured to be 59 percent. Dark currents less than 0.1 pA were measured at 77 K for detectors processed on PACE-1 material with 4.9 microns cutoff. The dark currents decrease as the temperature is lowered, and researchers are presently studying the T less than 77 K characteristics. The interconnect yield is greater than 95 percent. The devices are available for astronomical applications.

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  14. Federal Facility Compliance Act, Proposed Site Treatment Plan: Background Volume. Executive Summary

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  15. Crystal Structure of the SPOC Domain of the Arabidopsis Flowering Regulator FPA

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    Zhang, Yinglu; Rataj, Katarzyna; Simpson, Gordon G.; Tong, Liang

    2016-01-01

    The Arabidopsis protein FPA controls flowering time by regulating the alternative 3′-end processing of the FLOWERING LOCUS (FLC) antisense RNA. FPA belongs to the split ends (SPEN) family of proteins, which contain N-terminal RNA recognition motifs (RRMs) and a SPEN paralog and ortholog C-terminal (SPOC) domain. The SPOC domain is highly conserved among FPA homologs in plants, but the conservation with the domain in other SPEN proteins is much lower. We have determined the crystal structure of Arabidopsis thaliana FPA SPOC domain at 2.7 Å resolution. The overall structure is similar to that of the SPOC domain in human SMRT/HDAC1 Associated Repressor Protein (SHARP), although there are also substantial conformational differences between them. Structural and sequence analyses identify a surface patch that is conserved among plant FPA homologs. Mutations of two residues in this surface patch did not disrupt FPA functions, suggesting that either the SPOC domain is not required for the role of FPA in regulating RNA 3′-end formation or the functions of the FPA SPOC domain cannot be disrupted by the combination of mutations, in contrast to observations with the SHARP SPOC domain. PMID:27513867

  16. Crystal Structure of the SPOC Domain of the Arabidopsis Flowering Regulator FPA.

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    Zhang, Yinglu; Rataj, Katarzyna; Simpson, Gordon G; Tong, Liang

    2016-01-01

    The Arabidopsis protein FPA controls flowering time by regulating the alternative 3'-end processing of the FLOWERING LOCUS (FLC) antisense RNA. FPA belongs to the split ends (SPEN) family of proteins, which contain N-terminal RNA recognition motifs (RRMs) and a SPEN paralog and ortholog C-terminal (SPOC) domain. The SPOC domain is highly conserved among FPA homologs in plants, but the conservation with the domain in other SPEN proteins is much lower. We have determined the crystal structure of Arabidopsis thaliana FPA SPOC domain at 2.7 Å resolution. The overall structure is similar to that of the SPOC domain in human SMRT/HDAC1 Associated Repressor Protein (SHARP), although there are also substantial conformational differences between them. Structural and sequence analyses identify a surface patch that is conserved among plant FPA homologs. Mutations of two residues in this surface patch did not disrupt FPA functions, suggesting that either the SPOC domain is not required for the role of FPA in regulating RNA 3'-end formation or the functions of the FPA SPOC domain cannot be disrupted by the combination of mutations, in contrast to observations with the SHARP SPOC domain. PMID:27513867

  17. Wafer-level vacuum packaging for an optical readout bi-material cantilever infrared FPA

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    Li, Shuyu; Zhou, Xiaoxiong; Yu, Xiaomei

    2013-12-01

    In this paper, we report the design and fabrication of an uncooled infrared (IR) focal plane array (FPA) on quartz substrate and the wafer-level vacuum packaging for the IR FPA in view of an optical readout method. This FPA is composed of bi-material cantilever array which fabricated by the Micro-Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) technology, and the wafer-level packaging of the IR FPA is realized based on AuSn solder bonding technique. The interface of soldering is observed by scan electron microscope (SEM), which indicates that bonding interface is smooth and with no bubbles. The air leakage rate of packaged FPA is measured to be 1.3×10-9 atm·cc/s.

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  1. Uncooled 10μm FPA development at DRS

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    Skidmore, George D.

    2016-05-01

    The benefit of 10um pitch uncooled detectors is demonstrated through the use of image emulation. The image emulation uses the theoretical image of point sources for 10um wavelength radiation, then integrates the energy from multiple sources which fall into FPA pixel areas and produces representative images. Arrays of pixel pitches of 25um, 17um, 12um, 10um, 5um, and 4um are included. These images, and movies when presented live at the conference, make evident why array pitches smaller than the wavelength of radiation are useful and being considered. While the argument for sub-wavelength pixel pitches is already made by other authors, this representation might be clearer to a larger audience. Representative images, and movies when presented live at the conference, from a DRS 1280x1024 format, 10um pitch array are shown. Details of the DRS 10um pitch UFPA family are shown.

  2. Radiometric packaging of uncooled microbolometer FPA arrays for space applications

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    García-Blanco, S.; Cote, P.; Leclerc, M.; Blanchard, N.; Desroches, Y.; Caron, J.-S.; Ngo Phong, L.; Chateauneuf, F.; Pope, T.

    2009-02-01

    INO has extensive experience in the design and fabrication of focal plane arrays (FPAs) of uncooled microbolometers. In particular, the FPA of 512×3 microbolometers, developed in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), has been selected for use in the NIRST (New Infrared Sensor Technology) radiometer of the SAC-D Aquarius mission. The FPA has been designed for pushbroom scanning of the Earth to provide radiometric data in the mid- and long-wave infrared for the monitoring of fires as well as thermal mapping of ocean temperature. Uncooled microbolometer detectors are suited for space applications due to their low power consumption while still exhibiting adequate performance. Furthermore, the spectral range of their response could be tuned from the mid- to the far-infrared to meet different mission requirements. In order to ensure that the detector receives only the thermal contribution from the desired target and to minimize radiometric error due to variation of the temperature of the surrounding during the measurements, a radiometric package is required. In a radiometric package the detector environment is thermally stabilized by means of a temperature controlled radiation shield. The radiation shield should also be designed to prevent stray radiation from reaching the detector. Under the Space Technology Development Program of the CSA, INO has designed, assembled and tested a radiometric package in order to characterize its performance and compatibility with the space environment. The operating spectral band is defined by the spectral characteristics of a bandpass filter placed in front of the FPA. For typical space missions, the package must pass standard environmental tests without degradation of its performance (thermal cycling from -55 to +85 °C according to MIL-STD-810, random acceleration up to 14 G RMS from 20-2000 Hz and shock up to 75 G). In order to ensure reliability in those conditions while maintaining optimum performance, an adequate

  3. Temperature stability improvement of a QVGA uncooled infrared radiation FPA

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    Ishii, Koichi; Honda, Hiroto; Fujiwara, Ikuo; Sasaki, Keita; Yagi, Hitoshi; Suzuki, Kazuhiro; Kwon, Honam; Atsuta, Masaki; Funaki, Hideyuki

    2013-06-01

    We have developed a low-cost uncooled infrared radiation focal plane array (FPA) requiring no thermoelectric cooler (TEC), which has 320 x 240 detection pixels with 22 um pitch. The silicon single-crystal series p-n junction diodes and the low-noise readout circuit on the same SOI wafer fabricated by 0.13 um CMOS technology were utilized for infrared (IR) detection. The temperature dependence in the readout circuit was eliminated by correlated double sampling (CDS) operation with reference pixel that was insensitive to infrared radiation. In order to reduce the temperature dependence, we improved the reference pixel and the readout circuit. Although the reference pixels should be completely insensitive to IR radiation, prior reference pixels showed measurable sensitivity. The improved reference pixel was formed by partially releasing with bulk-micromachining and was verified to be insensitive to IR radiation by an object of 400°C. The readout circuit had a differential amplifier instead of a singletransistor amplifier and an analog-to-digital converter (ADC). In each portion, CDS was applied to reduce temperature dependence. The first CDS operation was used for eliminating the pixel output variation and the second operation was used for canceling the variation of the differential amplifier. The output variation referred to input was reduced to 1/30 compared with that of the prior circuit. Moreover, the residual variation of output voltage was reduced by CDS operation in ADC and stable output data was obtained with ambient temperature variation. With these improvements, the sensitivity variation of the FPA was improved to 10% in the range of -30 degrees to 80 degrees and noise equivalent temperature difference (NETD) of 40 mK was achieved.

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  8. High-resolution panoramic images with megapixel MWIR FPA

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    Leboucher, Vincent; Aubry, Gilles

    2014-06-01

    In the continuity of its current strategy, HGH maintains a deep effort in developing its most recent product family: the infrared (IR) panoramic 360-degree surveillance sensors. During the last two years, HGH optimized its prototype Middle Wave IR (MWIR) panoramic sensor IR Revolution 360 HD that gave birth to Spynel-S product. Various test campaigns proved its excellent image quality. Cyclope, the software associated with Spynel, benefitted from recent image processing improvements and new functionalities such as target geolocalization, long range sensor slue to cue and facilitated forensics analysis. In the frame of the PANORAMIR project sustained by the DGA (Délégation Générale de l'Armement), HGH designed a new extra large resolution sensor including a MWIR megapixel Focal Plane Array (FPA) detector (1280×1024 pixels). This new sensor is called Spynel-X. It provides outstanding resolution 360-degree images (with more than 100 Mpixels). The mechanical frame of Spynel (-S and -X) was designed with the collaboration of an industrial design agency. Spynel got the "Observeur du Design 2013" label.

  9. Fast uncooled low density FPA of VPD PbSe

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    Vergara, G.; Gutiérrez, R.; Gómez, L. J.; Villamayor, V.; Álvarez, M.; Torquemada, M. C.; Rodrigo, M. T.; Verdú, M.; Sánchez, F. J.; Almazán, R. M.; Plaza del Olmo, J.; Rodríguez, P.; Catalán, I.; Fernández, D.; Heras, A.; Serra-Graells, F.; Margarit, J. M.; Terés, L.; de Arcas, G.; Ruiz, M.; López, J. M.

    2009-05-01

    Polycrystalline PbSe technology is today an emerging technology thanks to the method for processing monolithic detectors based on a Vapor Phase Deposition (VPD) technique developed at CIDA. The first monolithic device was successfully processed in 2007 (16x16 FPA, 200 μm pitch and Digital Pixel Sensor (DPS) concept). Remarkable progress has been made improving some technological steps and developing tools for processing high signal rates. In this work, low resolution IR images taken up to 20 Kfps with a real uncooled device are shown. These results represent an important milestone and allocate the VPD PbSe technology among the major players within the domain of uncooled IR detectors. It is a photonic detector suitable for being used in low cost IR imagers sensitive in the MWIR band and with frame rates above 10,000 Hz. The number of applications is therefore huge, some of them specific, such as sensor for Active Protection Systems or low cost seekers.

  10. ROIC for HgCdTe e-APD FPA

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    Chen, Guoqiang; Zhang, Junling; Wang, Pan; Zhou, Jie; Gao, Lei; Ding, Ruijun

    2013-08-01

    Ultra-low light imaging and passive/active dual mode imaging require very low noise optical receivers to achieve detection of fast and weak optical signal. HgCdTe electrons initiated avalanche photodiodes (e-APDs) in linear multiplication mode is the detector of choice thanks to its high quantum efficiency, high gain at low bias, high bandwidth and low noise factor. In my work, a passive/active dual mode readout integrated circuit (ROIC) of e-APD focal plane array (FPA) is designed. Unit cell circuit architecture of ROIC includes a capacitance feedback transimpedance amplifier (CTIA) as preamplifier of ROIC, a high voltage protection module, a comparator, a Sample-Hold circuit module, and output driver stage. There is a protection module in every unit cell circuit which can avoid ROIC to be damaged from avalanche breakdown of some diodes of detector. Conventional 5V CMOS process is applied to implement the high voltage protection with the small area rather than Laterally Diffused Metal Oxide Semiconductor (LDMOS) in high voltage BCD process in the limited 100um×100um pitch area. In CTIA module, three integration capacitances are included in the CTIA module, two of them are switchable to provide different well capacity and noise. Constraints such as pixel area, stability and power lead us design toward a simple one-stage cascade operational transconductance amplifier (OTA) as pre-amplifier. High voltage protection module can protect ROIC to be damaged because of breakdown of some avalanche diodes.

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  15. Advocating for School Psychologists in Response to the APA's Proposed "Model Act for State Licensure of Psychologists"

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    On March 6, 2009, the APA Model Licensure Act Task Force released its second draft of the policy document known as the proposed "Model Act for State Licensure of Psychologists". This policy document serves as guidance to state legislatures for how they should set up their psychology licensing laws. The general expectations promoted in the model…

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  17. Advocacy in the Western Hemisphere Region: some FPA success stories.

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    Andrews, D J

    1996-01-01

    The International Planned Parenthood Federation's Vision 2000 Strategic Plan has emphasized advocacy and the training of family planning associations (FPAs) in the Western Hemisphere region. During the summer of 1995 training programs in advocacy leadership management were sponsored for six FPAs in the Bahamas, Suriname, Belize, Colombia, Honduras, and Brazil. At the Western Hemisphere Regional Council Meeting in September 1995 awards were presented to FPAs for media outstanding projects. These FPAs used outreach to the community to promote the goals of Vision 2000. The Bahamas FPA won the Rosa Cisneros Award for articles published in a magazine that is distributed in primary and secondary schools and deals with the activities, achievements, and opinions of students. Issues include: love, relationships, responsibility, and teen pregnancy. A weekly television talk show also addresses the issues facing youth including education, music, community work, sexuality, pregnancy, and the relationship between teenagers and adults. The Family Planning Association of Honduras was also nominated for the award for a radio show on the health of mothers and children, the problems of adolescents, and FP. The newspaper Tiempo received the award for feature articles on social issues and FP. In 1994 the Association distributed thousands of booklets on contraceptives as well as fliers on vasectomy, female sterilization, oral contraceptives, IUDs, condoms, responsible parenthood, high-risk pregnancy, vaginal cytology, and cervical cancer. Similar posters were placed in hospitals and health centers, in 1997 FP posts, and 400 commercial outlets. The Family Planning Association of Suriname also carried out an impressive advocacy program during the period of 1968-93 with the goals of establishing a balance between population growth and the available resources to achieve well-being with regard to education, health care, nutrition, and housing. PMID:12291093

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  1. The money laundering control act and proposed amendments: Its impact on the casino industry.

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    Mills, J

    1991-12-01

    In their efforts to track unreported income, Congress passed the Money Laundering Control Act in 1985. Because they are often involved in large cash transactions, casinos were required to report on cash transactions in amounts of $10,000 or more in much the same manner as banks and other financial institutions. However, because of the unique nature of cash and chip transactions within modern casinos, the Act, or state variants of it, have created significant compliance costs for casinos. This analysis examines the implications of the Act for the casino gaming industry, and evaluates some of the recent suggested Amendments to the Act. PMID:24243218

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  6. Review of Concepts and Applications for Multispectral/Hyperspectral Focal Plane Array (FPA) Technology

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    McAdoo, James A.

    2001-01-01

    Multispectral, and ultimately hyperspectral, focal plane arrays (FPAs) represent the logical extension of two-color FPA technology, which has already shown its utility in military applications. Incorporating the spectral discrimination function directly in the FPA would offer the potential for orders-of-magnitude increase in remote sensor system performance. It would allow reduction or even elimination of optical components currently required to provide spectral discrimination in atmospheric remote sensors. The result would be smaller, simpler instruments with higher performance than exist today.

  7. Uncooled 160×120 microbolometer IR FPA based on sol-gel VOx

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    Dem'yanenko, Michael A.; Fomin, Boris I.; Ovsyuk, Victor N.; Marchishin, Igor V.; Parm, Igor O.; Vasil'ieva, Lyudmila L.; Shashkin, Valeri V.

    2005-09-01

    The technology of high-quality microbolometer focal plane arrays (FPA) fabrication has been developed. Simple and cheap sol-gel technology of thermosensitive vanadium oxide layers preparation is underlain in its basis. Uncooled 160×120 microbolometer sensor assemblies for 8-14 microns spectral range have been fabricated. The paper brief outlines simple techniques to measure crosstalk, precision of FPA temperature stabilization and sensor assembly response time to infrared signal change. The noise equivalent temperature difference better than 100 mK has been achieved at frame rate 60 Hz and F/1 optics.

  8. 128 x 128 pixel uncooled bolometric FPA for IR detection and imaging

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    Jerominek, Hubert; Pope, Timothy D.; Alain, Christine; Zhang, Rose; Lehoux, Mario; Picard, Francis; Fuchs, R. Wayne; Grenier, Carol; Rouleau, Yves; Cayer, Felix; Savard, Simon; Bilodeau, Ghislain; Couillard, Jean-Francois; Larouche, Carl; Ngo, Linh P.

    1998-10-01

    An uncooled IR camera making use of a 128 X 128 pixel bolometric FPA is presented. The reconfigurable bolometric focal plane array consist of 50 micrometer X 50 micrometer pixels and simple on-chip CMOS readout electronics which can be operated in random access, independent row and column clocking, and self-scanning modes. Depending on the selected pixel format and frame rate, the FPA's NETD varies from 0.52 degrees Celsius down to 0.10 degrees Celsius. The modular IR camera is software configured and provides RS170A analog video and 12-bit TTL format digital outputs.

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    ...The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Clean Water Act Section 404 State-Assumed Programs'' (EPA ICR No. 0220.12, OMB Control No. 2040- 0168) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments......

  11. Revision of Department of Justice Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Regulations and Implementation of Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996--DoJ. Proposed Rule.

    PubMed

    1997-08-26

    This document sets forth proposed revision of the Department's regulations under both the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act of 1974. The FOIA and Privacy Act regulations have been streamlined and condensed, in accordance with the principles of the National Performance Reviews. With more "user-friendly" language wherever possible. These revisions also reflect the principles established by President Clinton and Attorney General Reno in their FOIA Policy Memoranda of October 4, 1993. The new statement of discretionary disclosure policy will supercede the existing regulation regarding discretionary access to records of historical interest. Additionally, the regulations have been updated to reflect developments in the case law and to include updated cost figures to be used in calculating and charging fees. These proposed revisions also contain new provisions implementing the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996. PMID:10169840

  12. HIPAA Mental Health Parity Act--IRS. Notice of proposed rulemaking by cross-reference to temporary regulations.

    PubMed

    1997-12-22

    Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS is issuing temporary regulations relating to mental health parity requirements imposed on group health plans. These requirements were added to the Internal Revenue Code by section 1532 of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. The IRS is issuing the temporary regulations at the same time that the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor and the Health Care Financing Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are issuing substantially similar interim final regulations relating to mental health parity requirements added by the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act. The temporary regulations provide guidance to employers and group health plans relating to the new mental health parity requirements. The text of those temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. PMID:10179306

  13. 25 CFR 224.70 - Will the Secretary review a proposed TERA under the National Environmental Policy Act?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... THE INTERIOR ENERGY AND MINERALS TRIBAL ENERGY RESOURCE AGREEMENTS UNDER THE INDIAN TRIBAL ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AND SELF DETERMINATION ACT Approval of Tribal Energy Resource Agreements § 224.70 Will the... quality of the human environment that might arise from approving a final proposed TERA. The scope of...

  14. 78 FR 15739 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Third Modification to Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-03-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Third Modification to Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act On February 22... Unit 4); (5) to the installation of 200 MW of renewable energy; (6) to provide the State...

  15. 78 FR 21150 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Amendment to Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-09

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of Proposed Amendment to Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act On April 4, 2013, the... local water quality notwithstanding the extension. \\1\\ The Localities are the thirteen municipal...

  16. 77 FR 18809 - Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Proposed Withdrawal of Nine Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-28

    ... AGENCY Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Proposed Withdrawal of Nine Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs... not affect seven final TMDLs published under the same Federal Register notice (see 76 FR 52947) which... availability, seeking public comments on the draft TMDLs, was published on December 17, 2007 (see 72 FR...

  17. 76 FR 27342 - Central Utah Project Completion Act; Notice of Intent To Accept Proposals, Select a Potential...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-05-11

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Central Utah Project Completion Act; Notice of Intent To Accept Proposals, Select a Potential Lessee, and Contract for Hydroelectric Power Development at the Spanish Fork Flow Control Structure AGENCY: Office...

  18. 78 FR 51184 - Air Pollution Control: Proposed Actions on Clean Air Act Section 105 Grant to the Lane Regional...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-20

    ... AGENCY Air Pollution Control: Proposed Actions on Clean Air Act Section 105 Grant to the Lane Regional... air pollution control programs will be less than its expenditures were for such programs during the... programs were cut by 31% each while land quality program funds were cut by 44%. ODEQ then reduced...

  19. Impacts of a 25% Renewable Electricity Standard as Proposed in the American Clean Energy and Security Act Discussion Draft

    EIA Publications

    2009-01-01

    This report responds to requests from Chairman Edward Markey, for an analysis of a 25% federal renewable electricity standard (RES). The RES proposal analyzed in this report is included in the discussion draft of broader legislation, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACESA) of 2009, issued on the Energy and Commerce Committee website at the end of March 2009.

  20. 75 FR 26714 - Notice of Proposed New Recreation Fee Site; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, (Title VIII...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-12

    .... Margrett L. Boley, Forest Supervisor, National Forests in Mississippi. BILLING CODE 3410-11-M ... Forest Service Notice of Proposed New Recreation Fee Site; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108-447) AGENCY: National Forests in Mississippi, USDA Forest Service....

  1. 76 FR 76424 - Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009; Proposed Recommendations for a User Fee...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-07

    ... BPCI Act. (See 75 FR 61497, October 5, 2010.) \\1\\ Among other issues relating to the implementation of... of May 10, 2011 (76 FR 27062),\\2\\ FDA published a notice requesting public input on FDA's proposed...\\ http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-10/pdf/2011-11348.pdf . From June 2011 through September...

  2. 24 CFR 180.415 - Notice of proposed adverse action regarding Federal financial assistance in non-Fair Housing Act...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... CFR parts 1, 6, 8, or 146, the General Counsel shall file a notice of proposed adverse action with the... regarding Federal financial assistance in non-Fair Housing Act matters. 180.415 Section 180.415 Housing and... CONSOLIDATED HUD HEARING PROCEDURES FOR CIVIL RIGHTS MATTERS Proceedings Prior to Hearing § 180.415 Notice...

  3. 24 CFR 180.415 - Notice of proposed adverse action regarding Federal financial assistance in non-Fair Housing Act...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... CFR parts 1, 6, 8, or 146, the General Counsel shall file a notice of proposed adverse action with the... regarding Federal financial assistance in non-Fair Housing Act matters. 180.415 Section 180.415 Housing and... CONSOLIDATED HUD HEARING PROCEDURES FOR CIVIL RIGHTS MATTERS Proceedings Prior to Hearing § 180.415 Notice...

  4. 77 FR 61641 - Notice Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-10

    ... Rico in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Suiza Dairy Corporation, Civil Action No. 3:12-cv-01810... Dairy Corporation, to resolve alleged violations of Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act at dairies in... the two dairies; (2) perform supplemental environmental projects (``SEPs'') that will...

  5. 12 CFR 225.13 - Factors considered in acting on bank acquisition proposals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... authorities in its home country, as provided in § 211.24(c)(1)(ii) of the Board's Regulation K (12 CFR 211.24....) and regulations issued thereunder, including the Board's Regulation BB (12 CFR part 228). (c... 12 Banks and Banking 3 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Factors considered in acting on...

  6. Shortcomings of the Proposed Electronic Freedom of Information Improvement Act (S.1090).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gellman, Robert

    1997-01-01

    The intention of S.1090 is to improve the existing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), but in its current form, it is technologically out of date, will burden the administrative process, and will delay disclosure. Examines general considerations for amendments, technology and information law, and technological and administrative problems with the…

  7. 75 FR 42085 - Proposed Settlement Agreements, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-20

    ... EPA's final rule entitled ``Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases'', published at 75 FR 56,260...'' or ``the Act''). 75 FR 56,260 (October 30, 2009) (``2009 Final GHG Reporting Rule''). The 2009 Final... Chemistry Council, the American Public Gas Association, the American Petroleum Institute, et al., the...

  8. The Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA): Implications for Welfare-to-Work Proposals.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ghelfi, Linda M.

    The extent to which the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) has been successful in preparing welfare recipients for employment may indicate the level of success to be expected from more comprehensive "welfare to work" programs now under Congressional consideration. In program year 1984, there were 542,000 adult JTPA-IIA participants; of these, 71%…

  9. 75 FR 60352 - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Mortgage Acts and Practices - Advertising Rule

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-09-30

    ... Acts and Practices, ANPR, 74 FR 26118 (June 1, 2009). On the same date, the Commission issued another... (MARS), ANPR, 74 FR 26130 (June 1, 2009). The Commission has issued an NPRM on the MARS Rule. 75 FR... rules in July 2008, some of which were promulgated under Section 129(l)(2) of TILA. See generally 73...

  10. 76 FR 76103 - Privacy Act; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: State-78, Risk Analysis and Management Records

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-06

    ... Act of 1978, Pub. L. 95-521, 92 Stat. 1824, as amended; E.O. 12958, as amended, 60 FR 19825, 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 333; E.O. 12600, 52 FR 23781, 3 CFR, 1987 Comp., p. 235. 2. Section Sec. 171.36 is... records may do so by writing to the Director; Office of Information Programs and Services,...

  11. 78 FR 1250 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-08

    ... Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (``Massachusetts DEP'') on June 20, 1989 which contains... June 26, 2005 by the Massachusetts DEP pursuant to Title V of the Clean Air Act and 310 C.M.R. 7.00... at this Justice Department Web site: http://www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_Decrees.html . We will...

  12. Federal Investment in Charter Schools: A Proposal for Reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lazarin, Melissa

    2011-01-01

    The charter school landscape is dramatically different today compared to when the federal government first forayed into the field in 1994. That year it established the Charter School Program as part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA. The Charter School Program, which is designed to support the startup of new public charter…

  13. 78 FR 4168 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-18

    ... in the lawsuit entitled United States v. Granite Construction Company, No. 3:13-cv-00012-ST. The...' claims against Granite for civil penalties and injunctive relief pursuant to the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1319. Under the terms of the Consent Decree, Granite will pay the United States a civil...

  14. 76 FR 33413 - Proposed Renewal Without Change; Comment Request; Nine Bank Secrecy Act Recordkeeping Requirements

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-08

    ... international terrorism was added by section 358 of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) Act of 2001, Pubic Law 107-56... intelligence or counter-intelligence activities, including analysis, to protect against international...

  15. 78 FR 27187 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Green Sturgeon Endangered Species Act Take...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-09

    ... prohibitions, local, state, and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, academic researchers, and... Species Act (ESA) were promulgated for the species on June 2, 2010 (75 FR 30714) (the final ESA 4(d) Rule... schedule to be determined by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) staff. This information is used...

  16. 75 FR 74046 - Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-30

    ... Colorado doing business as Xcel Energy to operate the Pawnee coal-fired power plant in Morgan County, Colorado (the ``Pawnee Petition'') within the 60 days specified in section 505(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act... decree, EPA agrees to: (i) Sign a response to the Pawnee Petition no later than June 30, 2011; (ii)...

  17. 78 FR 34405 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-07

    ... Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree in United States v. PCS Nitrogen Fertilizer, L.P., Civil Action... and manufactures nitrogen solutions, phosphate fertilizer and other industrial products....

  18. 640 x 480 pixel uncooled infrared FPA with SOI diode detectors

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ueno, Masashi; Kosasayama, Yasuhiro; Sugino, Takaki; Nakaki, Yoshiyuki; Fujii, Yoshio; Inoue, Hiromoto; Kama, Keisuke; Seto, Toshiki; Takeda, Munehisa; Kimata, Masafumi

    2005-05-01

    This paper describes the structure and performance of a 25-micron pitch 640 x 480 pixel uncooled infrared focal plane array (IR FPA) with silicon-on-insulator (SOI) diode detectors. The uncooled IR FPA is a thermal type FPA that has a temperature sensor of single crystal PN junction diodes formed in an SOI layer. In the conventional pixel structure, the temperature sensor and two support legs for thermal isolation are made in the lower level of the pixel, and an IR absorbing structure is made in the upper pixel level to cover almost the entire pixel area. The IR absorption utilizes IR reflections from the lower level. Since the reflection from the support leg portions is not perfect due to the slits in the metal reflector, the reflection becomes smaller as the support leg section increases in reduced pixel pitches. In order to achieve high thermal isolation and high IR absorption simultaneously, we have developed a new pixel structure that has an independent IR reflector between the lower and upper levels. The structure assures perfect IR reflection and thus improves IR absorption. The FPA shows a noise equivalent temperature difference (NETD) of 40 mK (f/1.0) and a responsivity non-uniformity of less than 0.9%. The good uniformity is due to the high uniformity of the electrical characteristics of SOI diodes made of single crystal silicon (Si). We have confirmed that the SOI diodes architecture is suitable for large format uncooled IR FPAs.

  19. Space qualification of a 512x3 pixel uncooled microbolometer FPA

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pope, Timothy; Dupont, Fabien; Garcia Blanco, Sonia; Williamson, Fraser; Chevalier, Claude; Marchese, Linda; Chateauneuf, Francois; Jerominek, Hubert; Linh, Ngo-Phong; Bouchard, Robert

    2009-05-01

    We have previously reported on the initial development of a multi-linear uncooled microbolometer FPA for space applications. The IRL512 FPA features three parallel lines of 512 pixels on a 39 micron pixel pitch with parallel integration of all pixels, a complete detector bridge per pixel for offset and substrate temperature drift compensation, and one 14-bit digital output bus per line. The FPA achieves an NETD below 45 mK over the LWIR spectral band with 50 ms integration time, 300 K scene temperature, and f/0.87 optics. In the context of the NIRST instrument for the upcoming SAC-D/Aquarius earth observation mission, MWIR and LWIR optimized versions of the IRL512 in radiometric packages including integrated stripe filter and radiation shield have recently successfully undergone screening and qualification campaigns. The qualification strategy consists of part element and device qualification including proton and total dose radiation, shock, vibration, burn-in, and thermal cycling. The test conditions and results will be reviewed. The thermal resolution of the current generation of radiometrically packaged IRL512 FPA in the NIRST instrument is below 500 mK with an 0.9 micron spectral bandwidth centred at 10.85 μm, 50 ms integration time, the NIRST f/1 optics, and 300 K scene temperature.

  20. Modulation transfer function testing of FPA using narrow-band laser speckle

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hua, Qing; Zheng, Wenlong; Li, Yuguang; Liang, Yinzhong; He, Ping'an; Li, Song; Xu, Jing

    2000-10-01

    This paper shows an approach using tunable narrowband speckle pattern generated by a double-slit aperture laid behind a new microcrystalline glass material scattering screen, for testing MTF of FPA between zero and twice Nyquist frequency. The measurement near to the Nyquist frequency, this method proved highly effective much better than that obtained by the Wide-band Laser Speckle.

  1. 78 FR 57320 - Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act: Proposed Rules on Foreign Supplier...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-09-18

    ...The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing two public meetings to discuss two proposed rules aimed at strengthening assurances that imported food meets the same safety standards as food produced domestically. The Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) proposal establishes requirements for importers to verify that their foreign suppliers are implementing the modern,......

  2. 77 FR 72885 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-12-06

    ... provide a paper copy of the proposed consent decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs..., Washington, DC 20044- 7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $34.00 (25 cents per page...

  3. 75 FR 51267 - Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-19

    ... Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to U.S. Steel Corporation's Granite City Works facility. Under the... to U.S. Steel Corporation's Granite City Works facility. Under the terms of the proposed...

  4. 76 FR 71027 - Proposed Settlement Agreements, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-16

    ... hereby given of two proposed settlement agreements to resolve two cases filed by the WildEarth Guardians... Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (WildEarth Guardians v. EPA, No. 11-9527) challenging...

  5. 78 FR 1883 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-09

    ... Generation Station, a coal-fired power plant in Marathon County, Wisconsin. The proposed consent decree would... Generation Station, as well as the Pulliam Generation Station, a coal-fired power plant located in Brown... and Pulliam plants. WPS will also spend $6 million to fund environmental mitigation projects that...

  6. 77 FR 61640 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under The Clean Air Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-10

    ...) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) requirements at Unit 2 of the Defendants' coal fired power plant in Healy, Alaska. The proposed consent decree would require Golden Valley Electric Association... Healy power plant. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the...

  7. 77 FR 71196 - Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-29

    ... two coal-fired generating units at the company's Big Cajun II plant. The proposed consent decree would... Louisiana Title V program, 42 U.S.C. 7661a-76661f (``Title V'') at the Big Cajun II, the Defendant's coal fired power plant in New Roads, Louisiana.. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality...

  8. 76 FR 39150 - Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as Amended; Proposed Collection, Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-05

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY... Authority. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The proposed information collection described below will be submitted to... 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public...

  9. 76 FR 19177 - Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as amended; Proposed Collection, Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY... Authority. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The proposed information collection described below will be submitted to... 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public...

  10. 78 FR 51186 - Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-20

    ... 112(f)(2), 42 U.S.C. 7412(f)(2), for petroleum refineries under 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart CC and 40 CFR... the emission standards in 40 CFR Part 63, Subparts CC and UUU under CAA section 112(d)(6), 42 U.S.C. 7412(d)(6), or sign a proposed determination that revision of Subparts CC and UUU is not...

  11. 77 FR 14784 - Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-13

    .... See 76 FR 12860; 76 FR 60373. On September 30, 2011, the State of Kentucky withdrew its previously..., EPA approved the emissions inventory in the Cincinnati-Hamilton SIP. See 76 FR 77903. The proposed... address, or other contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. In contrast...

  12. 76 FR 17671 - Notice of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-30

    ... proposed Consent Decree in United States v. Mariana Acquisition Corp., Civil Action No. CV 11-0006, was..., 42 U.S.C. 7413(b), for alleged environmental violations at Mariana Acquisition Corporation's bulk..., and should refer to the matter as United States v. Mariana Acquisition Corp., DOJ Ref. No....

  13. 77 FR 3935 - National Environmental Policy Act Compliance for Proposed Tower Registrations; Effects of...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-26

    ... action. Streamlining the Commission's Antenna Structure Clearance Procedure, Report and Order, 61 FR 4359... environmental statutes. Antenna Structure Clearance R&O, 61 FR 4359 (February 6, 1996). 15. To register an... Towers on Migratory Birds, WT Docket No. 03-187, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 71 FR 67510 (November...

  14. 77 FR 46759 - Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-06

    ... CAA SIPs for improving visibility in mandatory Federal Class I areas. 74 FR 2392. Plaintiffs filed a... in accordance with section 113(g) of the CAA. 76 FR 75544 (Dec. 2, 2011). Following its review of the... haze. 77 FR 31240 (May 25, 2012). The proposed consent decree requires EPA to sign for publication...

  15. 77 FR 41186 - Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-07-12

    ... requirement for the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill 1997 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. 77 FR 24382. On May 4... nonattainment area. 77 FR 26441. On May 18, 2012, EPA took final action to approve the SIP submittals submitted... Hill 1997 8- ] hour ozone nonattainment area. 77 FR 29540. The proposed consent decree requires...

  16. 78 FR 10107 - Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act: Proposed Rules To Establish Standards...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-02-13

    ... Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food... human consumption (the produce safety proposed rule) and for current good manufacturing practice and... 1960s, FDA established HACCP-based regulations for seafood (21 CFR part 123) in 1995 (60 FR...

  17. 78 FR 6762 - Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act: Proposed Rules To Establish Standards...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-31

    ... Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food... produce safety proposed rule) and for current good manufacturing practice and hazard analysis and risk... (60 FR 65096, December 18, 1995) and for juice (21 CFR part 120) in 2001 (66 FR 6138, January 19,...

  18. 77 FR 5010 - Proposed Settlement Agreement, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-01

    ... Management, Inc.--Nucor Steel Louisiana for a pig iron manufacturing process in St. James Parish, Louisiana... permit for the aforementioned pig iron manufacturing process and a Title V permit for a direct reduced iron manufacturing process in St. James Parish, Louisiana. Under the terms of the proposed...

  19. Reining in agency action: the rejected proposal rule and Section 1011 of the 2003 Medicare Act.

    PubMed

    Charles, Sabrina

    2006-01-01

    Section 1011 of the 2003 Medicare Act authorized the disbursement of over one billion dollars to healthcare providers that provide uncompensated emergency medical care to undocumented immigrants. In 2005, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final interpretation of the statute. Despite previous statementsto the contrary, CMS conditioned eligibilityfor Section 1011 funds on the collection of certain immigration status-related information from patients seeking emergency care. Prior to the issuance of CMS' final guidance, the House defeated House Resolution 3722, which was substantially similar to the CMS final guidance. This Article argues that the House's rejection of H.R. 3722 renders CMS's final guidance invalid under the analysis set forth in Chevron, U.S.A. Inc. v. National Resources Defense Council, Inc. PMID:17260547

  20. Health insurance reform: modifications to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) electronic transaction standards. Proposed rule.

    PubMed

    2008-08-22

    This rule proposes to adopt updated versions of the standards for electronic transactions originally adopted in the regulations entitled, "Health Insurance Reform: Standards for Electronic Transactions," published in the Federal Register on August 17, 2000, which implemented some of the requirements of the Administrative Simplification subtitle of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). These standards were modified in our rule entitled, "Health Insurance Reform: Modifications to Electronic Data Transaction Standards and Code Sets," published in the Federal Register on February 20, 2003. This rule also proposes the adoption of a transaction standard for Medicaid Pharmacy Subrogation. In addition, this rule proposes to adopt two standards for billing retail pharmacy supplies and professional services, and to clarify who the "senders" and "receivers" are in the descriptions of certain transactions. PMID:18958949

  1. Safety evaluations under the proposed US Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013: animal use and cost estimates.

    PubMed

    Knight, Jean; Rovida, Costanca

    2014-01-01

    The proposed Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 calls for a new evaluation program for cosmetic ingredients in the US, with the new assessments initially dependent on expanded animal testing. This paper considers possible testing scenarios under the proposed Act and estimates the number of test animals and cost under each scenario. It focuses on the impact for the first 10 years of testing, the period of greatest impact on animals and costs. The analysis suggests the first 10 years of testing under the Act could evaluate, at most, about 50% of ingredients used in cosmetics. Testing during this period would cost about $ 1.7-$ 9 billion and 1-11.5 million animals. By test year 10, alternative, high-throughput test methods under development are expected to be available, replacing animal testing and allowing rapid evaluation of all ingredients. Given the high cost in dollars and animal lives of the first 10 years for only about half of ingredients, a better choice may be to accelerate development of high-throughput methods. This would allow evaluation of 100% of cosmetic ingredients before year 10 at lower cost and without animal testing. PMID:24468774

  2. Privacy Act of 1974; proposed new routine uses--PHS. Notification of new routine uses permitting disclosures of information from five Privacy Act systems of records.

    PubMed

    1983-11-10

    In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act, PHS is publishing notice of a proposal to establish 24 new routine uses permitting disclosure of information from five Privacy Act systems of records maintained by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Management, which include: 09-37-0002, "PHS Commissioned Corps Personnel Records, HHS/OASH/OM". 09-37-0003, "PHS Commissioned Corps Medical Records, HHS/OASH/OM"; 09-37-0005, "PHS Commissioned Corps Board Proceedings, HHS/OASH/OM"; 09-37-0006, "PHS Commissioned Corps Grievance, Non-Board and Pre-Board Involuntary Retirement/Separation, and Disciplinary Files, HHS/OASH/OM"; and 09-37-0008, "PHS Commissioned Corps Unofficial Personnel Files and Other Station Files, HHS/OASH/OM". Some of the routine uses added to system notice 09-37-0005 do not apply to that portion of the system that includes the Board for Correction of PHS Commissioned Corps Records. When a routine use does not apply to that portion of the system, the description of the new routine use will include a statement to that effect. When the routine use does apply to the Board for Correction of PHS Commissioned Corps Records, no additional statement will be made. PMID:10263118

  3. 24 CFR 1000.114 - How long does HUD have to review and act on a proposal to provide assistance to non low-income...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... and act on a proposal to provide assistance to non low-income Indian families or a model housing... does HUD have to review and act on a proposal to provide assistance to non low-income Indian families... assistance to non low-income Indian families or for model activities is approved or disapproved. If...

  4. 17 μm pixel 640 x 480 microbolometer FPA development at BAE Systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Blackwell, Richard J.; Bach, Tuyet; O'Donnell, Dan; Geneczko, Jeannie; Joswick, Michael

    2007-04-01

    BAE Systems has developed an advanced 640 x 480 focal plane array (FPA) with a 17 μm pixel pitch. Sensitivity of <= 50 mK was demonstrated and the FPAs were used in imaging demonstrations. Successful scaling of BAE Systems' patented single contact per pixel, single-level microbolometer process to 17 μm pitch provides a path toward next generation microbolometer imaging systems.

  5. Research on an AlSiNx bi-material thermal-mechanical uncooled infrared FPA pixel

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    Zhang, Xia; Zhang, Da-cheng

    2011-08-01

    AlSiNx bi-material thermal strain structure is used in uncooled optic readout infrared focal plane array (UOR IR FPA) pixel based on Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology. In this paper, the problems that the AlSiNxstructure prevents FPA pixel scaling down and fill factor improving, and the Au reflection layer of the pixel leads to larger readout light energy loss are analyzed. The feasibility of AlSiNx instead of AlSiNx in the UOR IR FPA fabrication is researched in detail. The theoretical analyzing and simulation results demonstrate that, with optimized thicknesses and their matching designing of SiNx and Al, the thermal-mechanical response of AlSiNx bi-material structure is improved to 1.8 times and the intensity of optic readout signal is improved to about 2 times compared with AuSiNAlSiNx one.

  6. Design of MWIR step-zoom detection imaging system with a large FPA

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    Bai, Yu; Xing, Tingwen; Lin, Wumei; Jiang, Yadong

    2014-08-01

    For novel cooled 640×512 large focal plane array staring focal plane array (FPA) infrared detector with the picture clement size of 15 μm×15 μm,a mid-wave infrared step-zoom detection imaging system with a large FPA was presented in the paper.The manner of variational fov was accomplished by switching two lenses into the narrow fov system layout with mechanism framework.The parameters of the novel system are 4.0 f/number, 800mm/400mm effective focal length (EFL) and 3.7-4.8 μm spectrum region - 100% cold shield efficiency.Image quality and thermal Analysis was evaluated by Code-v optical design software.At the spatial frequency 33lp/mm,the Modulation Transfer Function(MTF) was above 0.15 both the long EFL and short EFL in the working temperature range -35°C~55°C.

  7. A miniature low-cost LWIR camera with a 160×120 microbolometer FPA

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    Tepegoz, Murat; Kucukkomurler, Alper; Tankut, Firat; Eminoglu, Selim; Akin, Tayfun

    2014-06-01

    This paper presents the development of a miniature LWIR thermal camera, MSE070D, which targets value performance infrared imaging applications, where a 160x120 CMOS-based microbolometer FPA is utilized. MSE070D features a universal USB interface that can communicate with computers and some particular mobile devices in the market. In addition, it offers high flexibility and mobility with the help of its USB powered nature, eliminating the need for any external power source, thanks to its low-power requirement option. MSE070D provides thermal imaging with its 1.65 inch3 volume with the use of a vacuum packaged CMOS-based microbolometer type thermal sensor MS1670A-VP, achieving moderate performance with a very low production cost. MSE070D allows 30 fps thermal video imaging with the 160x120 FPA size while resulting in an NETD lower than 350 mK with f/1 optics. It is possible to obtain test electronics and software, miniature camera cores, complete Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and relevant documentation with MSE070D, as MikroSens want to help its customers to evaluate its products and to ensure quick time-to-market for systems manufacturers.

  8. Low-resistance a-SiGe-based microbolometer pixel for future smart IR FPA

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    Yon, J. J.; Nieto, J. P.; Vandroux, L.; Imperinetti, P.; Rolland, E.; Goudon, V.; Vialle, C.; Arnaud, A.

    2010-04-01

    In the outlook of the next 12μm pixel node uncooled IR FPA, the Laboratoire InfraRouge (LIR) of the Electronics and Information Technology Laboratory (LETI) is still pushing forward the amorphous silicon (a-Si) based microbolometer technology. A promising approach is the development of a lower resistance a-Si pixel, giving such a microbolometer IR sensor an edge for enhanced bias current capability, resulting in higher sensitivity. With this goal in sight, the paper reports on a preliminary study that aims at incorporating a germanium ratio in the standard amorphous silicon film. This approach successfully resulted in a significantly reduced thin film resistance. Both physical and electrical characteristics of these low resistance a-SiGe thin films are presented. From these basic parameter measurements, the paper further elaborates on the expected IR performance when such an a-SiGe film is applied to an uncooled FPA. Finally, we describe how this new generation of low resistance pixel fits perfectly with the maximum voltage requirement of advanced CMOS processes, which are needed for future smart ROIC and intelligent IR pixel.

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  14. InSb 288*32 FPA with digital TDI for low background application

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    Chishko, V. F.; Kasatkin, I. L.; Lopukhin, A. A.

    2007-05-01

    32*288 format FPA based on InSb two dimension arrays (IDA) of photodiodes with function of digital TDI were investigated at low background flow. Dark currents of TDA photodiodes in wide temperature region, spectral noise distribution and threshold power with TDI simulation are investigated. It was established that at T=77K dark current is (I - 3)*10-11A at optimal negative bias and decreases in the order of magnitude at T=65K. Threshold power at T=77K at integration time Ti=6 ms is not more 2*10 -14 W/pixel and is limited commonly by dark current noise. Modeling of digital TDI showed that not more than twenty TDI stages are effective because of the presence of 1/f noise and threshold power would be at about 3*10 -15 W/pixel.

  15. 640 × 512 17 μm microbolometer FPA and sensor development

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    Murphy, D.; Ray, M.; Wyles, J.; Hewitt, C.; Wyles, R.; Gordon, E.; Almada, K.; Sessler, T.; Baur, S.; Van Lue, D.; Black, S.

    2007-04-01

    RVS has made a significant breakthrough in the development of a 640 x 512 uncooled array with a unit cell size of 17 μm x 17 μm, and performance approaching that of the 25μm arrays. The successful development of this array is the first step in achieving mega-pixel formats. This FPA is designed to ultimately achieve performance of (<50mK, f/1, 30 Hz) with an 8 msec time constant. The SB-400 is a highly productized ROIC and is designed to achieve very good sensitivity (low NETD and low spatial noise) and good dynamic range. The improved performance is through bolometer structure improvements and an innovative ROIC design. It also has a simple and flexible electrical interface which allows external electronics to be small, lightweight, low-cost, and low-power. Almost all adjustments can be made through the serial interface; hence there is no need for external adjustable (DAC) circuitry. The improved power supply rejection helps maintain highly stable detector and strip resistor bias voltages which helps reduce spatial noise and image artifacts. The combination of reduced FPA pixel size and improved effective thermal sensitivity enhances weapon sight performance by providing smaller, lighter-weight sights via reduced optics size or increased range via enhanced pixel resolution without increasing mass or increased range via improved NETD (lower f/#) without increasing mass. We will also provide an update on the enhanced performance and yield producibility of our NVESD ManTech 640 x 480 25μm arrays. We will also show the improvement in our uncooled common architecture electronics in terms of reduced power and size for helmet and rifle mounted sensors and a variety of missile applications.

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  20. Study on reflow process of SWIR FPA during flip-chip bonding technology

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    Fan, Cui; Li, Xue; Shao, Xiumei; Zeng, Zhijiang; Tang, Hengjing; Li, Tao; Gong, Haimei

    2016-05-01

    Reflow soldering is the primary method for Flip-chip bonding without high bonding pressure. Reflow process during flip-chip technology in short wavelength infrared (SWIR) InGaAs/InP Focal Plane array (FPA) with indium solder was studied in this paper. In order to analyze the formation of Indium oxide and its effects on Indium bump reflow process. Indium bumps were investigated by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS). The profiles of Indium bumps after reflow were observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The interaction between Indium and the metal in under bump metallization (UBM) during reflow process was discussed. The current-voltage (I-V) curves of InGaAs/InP photodiodes were measured before and after the reflow process. The dark current density at 0.1 V reverse bias of InGaAs/InP photodiodes were studied. It was confirmed that the characteristics of InGaAs photodetectors haven't degenerated after reflow in this paper.

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  3. A low noise high readout speed 512×128 ROIC for shortwave InGaAs FPA

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    Huang, SongLei; Huang, Zhangcheng; Chen, Yu; Tang, Hengjing; Fang, Jiaxiong

    2015-03-01

    A low noise high readout speed 512×128 readout Integrated circuit (ROIC) based on capacitance trans-impedance amplifier (CTIA) is designed in this paper. The ROIC is flip-chip bonded with Indium bumps to InGaAs detectors which cutoff wavelength is 1.7μm, as a hybrid structure (InGaAs FPA). The ROIC with 30μm pixel pitch and 50fF integrated capacitance, is fabricated in 0.5μm DPTM CMOS process. The results show that output noise is about 3.0E-4V which equivalent readout noise is 95e-, output voltage swing is better than 2.5V; the dynamic range of InGaAs FPA reaches 69.7dB@2ms, and the power dissipation is about 175mw. The peak detectivity of InGaAs FPA reaches 2E12cmHz1/2w-1 at 300K without TEC cooling.

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  9. A Submission on Proposed Bill C-60: "An Act To Amend the Copyright Act and To Amend Other Acts in Consequence Thereof" from the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada to the Legislative Committee on Bill C-60.

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  10. New technologies for HWIL testing of WFOV, large-format FPA sensor systems

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    Fink, Christopher

    2016-05-01

    Advancements in FPA density and associated wide-field-of-view infrared sensors (>=4000x4000 detectors) have outpaced the current-art HWIL technology. Whether testing in optical projection or digital signal injection modes, current-art technologies for infrared scene projection, digital injection interfaces, and scene generation systems simply lack the required resolution and bandwidth. For example, the L3 Cincinnati Electronics ultra-high resolution MWIR Camera deployed in some UAV reconnaissance systems features 16MP resolution at 60Hz, while the current upper limit of IR emitter arrays is ~1MP, and single-channel dual-link DVI throughput of COTs graphics cards is limited to 2560x1580 pixels at 60Hz. Moreover, there are significant challenges in real-time, closed-loop, physics-based IR scene generation for large format FPAs, including the size and spatial detail required for very large area terrains, and multi - channel low-latency synchronization to achieve the required bandwidth. In this paper, the author's team presents some of their ongoing research and technical approaches toward HWIL testing of large-format FPAs with wide-FOV optics. One approach presented is a hybrid projection/injection design, where digital signal injection is used to augment the resolution of current-art IRSPs, utilizing a multi-channel, high-fidelity physics-based IR scene simulator in conjunction with a novel image composition hardware unit, to allow projection in the foveal region of the sensor, while non-foveal regions of the sensor array are simultaneously stimulated via direct injection into the post-detector electronics.

  11. FEA simulation, design, and fabrication of an uncooled MEMS capacitive thermal detector for infrared FPA imaging

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    Wang, Weidong; Upadhyay, Vandana; Munoz, Christel; Bumgarner, John; Edwards, Oliver

    2006-05-01

    This paper reports modeling, simulation, design and fabrication results for an uncooled MEMS capacitive thermal detector for IR focal plane array (FPA) imaging. Finite element analysis (FEA) was used to simulate the thermal and thermal-structural behaviors of the device. Sensitivity and thermal response time were simulated, as well as noise equivalent temperature difference (NETD). The detector structure consists of a suspended IR absorption/capacitive plate (100μm×100μm) made of Si 3N 4/Pt. The first section of each supporting arm has a bilayer structure, which consists of a SiO II layer and a thick Al layer. The arm and the plate exhibit an out of plane movement due to a bilayer effect caused by temperature rise under IR radiation. This results in a capacitive sensing signal. The second section of each arm has a SiO II layer and a very thin Al layer to serve as thermal isolation, as well as an electrical connection for capacitive sensing signal. A FEA parametric model was created and several key dimensions of the structure were simulated for better performance. Especially, the thicknesses of Al thermal isolation layer and bilayer were evaluated regarding sensitivity and thermal time constant. For a 0.8μm bilayer Al thickness and a 30nm isolation layer Al thickness, a simulated displacement sensitivity of 0.83nm/(pW.μm -2) was achieved. Subsequent NETD calculations predicted a temperature fluctuation NETD of 3.4mK, a background fluctuation NETD of 1.0mK, a thermal-mechanical NETD of 9.2mK, a capacitive readout NETD of 7.4mK, and a total NETD of 12.3mK, with a 18.6ms thermal time constant. Following the design for the photomasks, fabrication processes were developed and the detectors were fabricated successfully.

  12. Macroeconomic effects under the proposed District Heating and Cooling Tax Incentives Act of 1982. Technology-related policy evaluation using a market penetration model and a macromodel

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    Teotia, A.P.S.; Poyer, D.A.

    1983-08-01

    In its energy conservation programs, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has supported research into and development of district heating and cooling systems to meet energy demands in the residential and commercial sectors. Toward this goal, DOE requested Argonne National Laboratory to estimate the macroeconomic effects of the Senate bill known as the ''District Heating and Cooling Tax Incentives Act of 1982.'' The first step was to estimate market penetration of district heating and cooling cogeneration energy systems under the provisions of the proposed act, using Argonne's district heating and cooling market penetration model. This model provided annual estimates of district heating and cooling investment and energy savings. In the second step, macroeconomic effects of district heating and cooling under the Act's provisions were estimated using the annual model of the US economy developed by Data Resources, Inc. The conclusion is that district heating and cooling penetration under the Act could have significant favorable effects on gross national product, US employment, fuel import costs, and similar factors. The analysis assumes that district heating and cooling can overcome the institutional and environmental barriers that have impeded it in the past. 16 references, 17 figures, 13 tables.

  13. Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974; rules and regulations for administration and enforcement; claims procedure--Department of Labor. Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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    1998-09-01

    This document contains a proposed regulation revising the minimum requirements for benefit claims procedures of employee benefit plans covered by Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act). This proposed regulation would establish new standards for the processing of group health disability, pension, and other employee benefit plan claims filed by participants and beneficiaries. In the case of group health plans, as well as certain plans providing disability benefits, the new standards are intended to ensure more timely benefit determinations, improved access to information on which a benefit determination is made, and greater assurance that participants and beneficiaries will be afforded a full and fair review of denied claims. If adopted as final, the proposed regulation would affect participants and beneficiaries of employee benefit plans, plan, fiduciaries, and others who assist in the provision of plan benefits, such as third-party benefits administrators and health service providers or health maintenance organizations that provide benefits to participants and beneficiaries of employee benefit plans. PMID:10185189

  14. Low-noise, fast frame-rate InGaAs 320 x 256 FPA for hyperspectral applications

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    Vermeiren, Jan; Van Bogget, Urbain; Van Horebeek, Guido; Bentell, Jonas; Verbeke, Peet; Colin, Thierry

    2009-05-01

    InGaAs is the material of preference for uncooled imaging in the [0.9-1.7 μm] SWIR range, as it can be manufactured on low cost InP substrates in a mainstream technology for optical telecommunications. By removing the substrate the spectral range can be extended to the [0.6 - 1.7 μm] range. In this way low cost, room temperature operated FPAs cameras for imaging and hyperspectral applications can be developed. The FPA is built around a low power CTIA stage with 3 S&H capacitors in the 20*20 um2 unit cell. This approach results in a synchronous shutter operation, which will support both ITR and IWR operation. In IWR mode the integration dead time is limited to max. 10 μsec. The CDS operation yields in a high sensitivity combined with a low noise: This presentation will focus on the development of a 20 μm pitch 320*256 device, with the following main characteristics: 20 μV/e-sensitivity and < 60 e-noise. The 4 low-power, differential outputs are enabling to drive an output load of > 30 pF at 40 Msamples/sec each, resulting in a > 1700 Hz frame rate, while at the same time the overall nominal power dissipation is < 200 mW. The ROIC is realized in a 0.35 um technology and the outputs are designed to drive directly a 3.3 V, 1.5 V VCM differential AD convertor. The circuit also supports a NDR operating mode to further reduce the noise of the FPA. A small from factor camera with Cameralink output is built around this FPA.

  15. Comprehensive genetic analyses reveal evolutionary distinction of a mouse (Zapus hudsonius preblei) proposed for delisting from the US Endangered Species Act

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    King, T.L.; Switzer, J.F.; Morrison, C.L.; Eackles, M.S.; Young, C.C.; Lubinski, B.A.; Cryan, P.

    2006-01-01

    Zapus hudsonius preblei, listed as threatened under the US Endangered Species Act (ESA), is one of 12 recognized subspecies of meadow jumping mice found in North America. Recent morphometric and phylogenetic comparisons among Z. h. preblei and neighbouring conspecifics questioned the taxonomic status of selected subspecies, resulting in a proposal to delist the Z. h. preblei from the ESA. We present additional analyses of the phylogeographic structure within Z. hudsonius that calls into question previously published data (and conclusions) and confirms the original taxonomic designations. A survey of 21 microsatellite DNA loci and 1380 base pairs from two mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) regions (control region and cytochrome b) revealed that each Z. hudsonius subspecies is genetically distinct. These data do not support the null hypothesis of a homogeneous gene pool among the five subspecies found within the southwestern portion of the species' range. The magnitude of the observed differentiation was considerable and supported by significant findings for nearly every statistical comparison made, regardless of the genome or the taxa under consideration. Structuring of nuclear multilocus genotypes and subspecies-specific mtDNA haplotypes corresponded directly with the disjunct distributions of the subspecies investigated. Given the level of correspondence between the observed genetic population structure and previously proposed taxonomic classification of subspecies (based on the geographic separation and surveys of morphological variation), we conclude that the nominal subspecies surveyed in this study do not warrant synonymy, as has been proposed for Z. h. preblei, Z. h. campestris, and Z. h. intermedius. ?? 2006 The Authors.

  16. ROIC with on-chip sigma-delta AD converter for HgCdTe e-APD FPA

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    Chen, Guoqiang; Zhang, Junling; Wang, Pan; Zhou, Jie; Gao, Lei; Ding, Ruijun

    2013-10-01

    HgCdTe electron injection avalanche photodiodes (e-APDs) work at linear mode. A weak optical current signal is amplified orders of magnitude due to the internal avalanche mechanism and it has been demonstrated to be one of the most promising methods to focal-plane arrays (FPAs) for low-flux like hyper-spectral imaging and high-speed applications such as active imaging. This paper presents the design of a column-shared ADC for cooled e-APDs FPA. Designing a digital FPA requires fulfilling very stringent requirements in terms of power consumption, silicon area and speed. Among the various ADC architectures sigma-delta conversion is a promising solution for high-performance and medium size FPA such as 128×128. The performance of Sigma-delta ADC rather relies on the modulator structure which set over-sampling and noise shaping characteristics than on critical analog circuits. This makes them quite robust and flexible. A multistage noise shaping (MASH) 2-1 single bit architecture sigma-delta conversion with switched-capacitor circuits is designed for column-shared ADC, which is implanted in the GLOBALFOUNDRIES 0.35um CMOS process with 4-poly and 4-metal on the basis of a 100um pixel pitch. It operates under 3.3V supply and the output range of the quantizer is 2V. A quantization noise subtraction circuit in modulator is designed to subtract the quantization noise of first-stage modulator. The quantization noise of the modulator is shaped by a high-pass filter. The silicon area and power consumption are mainly determined by the decimation low pass filter. A cascaded integrator-comb (CIC) filter is designed as the digital decimator filter. CIC filter requires no multipliers and use limited storage thereby leading to more economical hardware implementation. The register word length of the filter in each stage is carefully dimensioned in order to minimize the required hardware. Furthermore, the digital filters operate with a reduced supply voltage to 1.5V. Simulation

  17. Proposed changes to the Mental Health Act of England and Wales: research indicating future educational and training needs for mental health nurses.

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    Hurley, J; Linsley, P

    2006-02-01

    Proposed changes to the Mental Health Act (MHA) legislation in England and Wales have been identified as having significant impact upon both mental health service delivery and professional roles. Key issues being identified for both service delivery and professionals are the creation of approved mental health professionals (AMHP), increased demand upon community services and a potential negative impact upon the therapeutic relationship. Mental health nurses in particular have expressed their concerns, through their professional bodies, regarding the impact of the proposed MHA changes upon the therapeutic relationship. The aim of this article is to present findings from recently conducted research that explores experiences and perceptions of approved social workers (ASWs) regarding the impact of invoking the MHA upon the therapeutic relationship. These findings inform wider mental health nursing practice of essential skills and knowledge to protect and potentially enhance the therapeutic relationship while invoking MHA legislation. A questionnaire was distributed to ASWs working within the Trent region. The questionnaire included both closed and open questions inviting respondents to expand upon their experiences with the brief initial findings being earlier published. Semi-structured interviews with eight invited respondents to develop their responses were undertaken enabling an approach that was both conversational and emergent. PMID:16441393

  18. The Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act of 1977; Authorization of Appropriations for CETA, and the President's Economic Stimulus Proposals; Hearings before the Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Fifth Congress, First Session on H.R. 50, the Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act of 1977; ...Volume 2.

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    These hearings focus on various measures submitted by President Carter and Congress to reduce unemployment, including an extension of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), the Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act of 1977, and the President's economic stimulus proposals. Some of the primary testimony presented regarding the need…

  19. Oversight on Education for All Handicapped Children Act, 1982. Hearings before the Subcommittee on the Handicapped of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, Ninety Seventh Congress, on Oversight on Proposed Regulations Implementing Part B, Public Law 94-142, The Education for All Handicapped Children Act.

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    The document presents a transcript of congressional hearings on proposed regulations for P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. Secretary of Education T. H. Bell leads off with a defense of the proposed regulations, which he says, attempt to ease paperwork and administrative problems. In addition to the transcript of his…

  20. 80×80 VPD PbSe: the first uncooled MWIR FPA monolithically integrated with a Si-CMOS ROIC

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    Vergara, G.; Linares Herrero, R.; Gutíerrez Álvarez, R.; Fernández-Montojo, C.; Gómez, L. J.; Villamayor, V.; Baldasano Ramírez, A.; Montojo, M. T.

    2013-06-01

    In this work a breakthrough in the field of low cost uncooled infrared detectors is presented: an 80x80 MWIR VPD PbSe detector monolithically integrated with the corresponding Si-CMOS circuitry. Fast speed of response and high frame rates are, until date, non existing performances in the domain of low cost uncooled IR imagers. The new detector presented fills the gap. The device is capable to provide MWIR images to rates as high as 2 KHz, full frame, in real uncooled operation which converts it in an excellent solution for being used in applications where short events and fast transients dominate the system dynamics to be studied or detected. VPD PbSe technology is unique because combines all the main requirements demanded for a volume ready technology: 1. Simple processing 2. Good reproducibility and homogeneity 3. Processing compatible with big areas substrates 4. Si-CMOS compatible (no hybridation needed) 5. Low cost optics and packagin The new FPA represents a milestone in the road towards affordable uncooled MWIR imagers and it is the demonstration of VPD PbSe technology has reached industrial maturity. The device presented in the work was processed on 8-inch Si wafers with excellent results in terms of manufacturing yield and repeatability. The technology opens the MWIR band to SWaP concept.

  1. Analysis and design of a low-noise ROIC for hybrid InGaAs infrared FPA

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    Zhang, Wei; Huang, SongLei; Huang, ZhangCheng; Fang, Jiaxiong

    2011-08-01

    The noises of CMOS readout integrated circuit (ROIC) for hybrid focal plane array (FPA) may occupy a great part of total noise in conditions that a low resistance or large capacitor detector interfacing with CTIA input stage. A novel low noise low power preamplifier with shared current-mirrors bias is designed. It has a gain of more than 90dB, which makes enough inject efficiency and low detector bias offset. Besides, it has strong detector bias control, because the shared current-mirror copies the DC current of the amplifier and generates the bias control voltage. A pixel level Correlated Double Sample circuits is designed in order to suppress the reset KTC noise and 1/f noise from preamplifier. An experimental chip of 30μm pitch 32×32 array was fabricated in standard 0.5μm CMOS mixed signal process. A few experimental structures are designed to study the allocating of layout area for low noise designing. The ROIC is bonded to an existing back-illuminated 30μm pitch InGaAs photodiode array with indium bump fabrication. The test of both the ROIC chips and InGaAs focal plane array is shown in this paper, and the contrast of different structure is shown and analyzed.

  2. ECOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF PROPOSED DISCHARGE OF DREDGED MATERIAL INTO OCEAN WATERS; IMPLEMENTATION MANUAL FOR SECTION 103 OF PUBLIC LAW 92-532 (MARINE PROTECTION, RESEARCH, AND SANCTUARIES ACT OF 1972)

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    According to Section 103 of Public Law 92-532 (Marine Protection ,Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972), any proposed dumping of dredged material into ocean waters must be evaluated through the use of criteria published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) i n the Federa...

  3. Low noise HgCdTe 128 x 128 SWIR FPA for Hubble space telescope

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    Blessinger, Michael; Vural, Kadri; Kleinhans, William; Rieke, Marcia J.; Thompson, Rodger; Rasche, Robert

    1989-01-01

    Large area focal plane arrays of unprecedented performance were developed for use in Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS), a proposed Hubble Space Telescope refurbishment instrument. These FPAs are 128x128-element, HgCdTe hybrid arrays with a cutoff wavelength of 2.5 microns. The multiplexer consists of a CMOS field effect transistor switch array with a typical mean readout noise of less than 30 electrons. The detectors typically have a mean dark current of less than 10 electrons/s at 77 K, with currents below 2 electrons measured at 60 K (both at 0.5 V reverse bias). The mean quantum efficiency is 40 to 60 percent at 77 K for 1.0 to 2.4 microns. Functional pixel yield is typically greater than 99 percent, and the power consumption is approximately 0.2 mW (during readout only).

  4. Spectral and angular responses of microbolometer IR FPA: a characterization method using a FTIR

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    Touvignon, Aurélie; Durand, Alain; Romanens, Fabien; Favreau, Julien; Gravrand, Olivier; Tisse, Christel-Loïc.

    2014-05-01

    In order to evaluate the impact of technological evolutions on the spectral responsivity of microbolometer FPAs (Focal Plane Arrays) as well as to find out a way to estimate the mechanical stability of microbolometric pixel membranes, ULIS is proposing a new method to measuring the spectral response of the detector array over a large region (area of pixels) simultaneously. This is done by tweaking the standard protocol of a commercial FTIR (Fourier Transform InfraRed) spectrometer where the IR detector is replaced by the array to be measured. All the calculations (i.e. interferogram processing) are taken care of externally. We use this new set up to measure the angular spectral response of the detector array and to analyse the relationship between spectral response and mechanical behaviour of the pixel. Firstly the setup of this measurement is presented and some preliminary technical issues are outlined. Then we focus on the results obtained from the measurements on 17μm pitch pixels over a wide range of angles of incidence (from normal to 45° incidence). Finally, we share some theoretical insights on both those results and the inherent limitations of this protocol using a simple optical cavity model.

  5. Measured performance of a low-cost thermal infrared pushbroom camera based on uncooled microbolometer FPA for space applications

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    Geoffray, Herve; Guerin, Francois

    2001-12-01

    The FUEGO system is a remote sensing satellite constellation aimed at providing early fire alarms throughout the forest fire risk area of Europe and other temperate areas. An excellent revisit time (<16 min.) can be achieved from a low earth orbit constellation of 12 mini-satellites. Each mini-satellite carries infrared sensors in MIR, TIR, and VIS/NIR bands operating in push-broom mode and a depointing mirror to cover a large swath. This can ensure early detection of fire outbreaks with a 2500 km swath. This paper presents the thermal infrared (TIR) camera characteristics. The main purposes of the TIR channels are the discrimination of clouds and detection of forest fire false alarms during low light or night operation. The main requirements for the TIR camera are: spectral range 8 - 12 micrometers ; FOV equals +/- 7.2 degree(s) (177 km on ground); ground resolution 369 m; NETD < 0.4 K 300 K (blackbody temperature); large dynamic range of radiance (equivalent blackbody temperature 240 K to 380 K). The TIR pushbroom camera is built around an off-the- shelf SOFRADIR microbolometer FPA of 320 X 240 elements with a pitch of 45 micrometers . The focal plane is uncooled and operates at T equals 303 K. The paper details the tests performed on the engineering model of the camera. More particularly, radiometric characterization and MTF measurement are described. The demonstrated camera performance together with the low cost and complexity of the camera offer a large field of opportunities for future space applications.

  6. An Investigation of the Current Role of Publicity in the Washington, D. C. Manpower Development and Training Act Program with a Proposed Public Relations Program for the Future.

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    Williams, Judy Rogers

    An attempt was made to establish the role of publicity during 1962-64 in the Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA) program in Washington, D. C. Trainees (99% Negro, largely over age 40) had had a year of vocational education and training for service occupations. However, of employers interviewed (owners and operators of banks, hospitals,…

  7. FPA-based infrared thermography as applied to the study of cutaneous perspiration and stimulated vascular response in humans.

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    Vainer, Boris G

    2005-12-01

    This review gives an overview of focal plane array (FPA)-based infrared (IR) thermography as a powerful research method in the field of physiology and medicine. Comparison of the gained results with the data previously obtained by other authors with other research tools is given. Outer thermoregulatory manifestations displayed by the human organism subjected to whole-body heating (sauna bath) and physical loads (exercise bicycling) are quantitatively analysed. Some details of human body emotional sweating (psycho-physiological effect) are reported. Particular attention is paid to studying active sweat glands as individual objects. All experimental data were obtained with the help of a high-sensitivity (0.03 degrees C) fast 128 x 128 InAs IR detector-based thermal imaging system operating in the short-wave spectral region (2.5 to 3 microm) and perfectly suiting medical purposes. It is shown that IR thermography makes it possible to overcome limitations inherent to contact measuring means that were traditionally used before in thermal studies. It is also shown that heterogeneous thermograms displayed by organisms with disturbed inner equilibrium can be quantitatively analysed in terms of statistical parameters of related surface-temperature histograms, such as the mean temperature and the standard deviation of temperature (SDT). The increase and the decrease in SDT turned out to be typical of prolonged physical load and subsequent relaxation, and of external whole-body heating, respectively. Explanation of this result based on a hypothesis advanced within the context of the doctrine of human-organism evolution is given. Skin-temperature distribution function accompanying the relaxed organism in normality was found to closely resemble normal-distribution function. Symmetry break down and variation of the shape of this characteristic may serve as an indicator of homeostasis shift and can be used as a quantitative criterion for the latter. A new phenomenon, stable

  8. 17 CFR 240.19b-7 - Filings with respect to proposed rule changes submitted pursuant to Section 19(b)(7) of the Act.

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  10. Reduced function of the RNA-binding protein FPA rescues a T-DNA insertion mutant in the Arabidopsis ZHOUPI gene by promoting transcriptional read-through.

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    Zhang, Yaohua; Li, Xin; Goodrich, Justin; Wu, Chunxia; Wei, Haichao; Yang, Suxin; Feng, Xianzhong

    2016-07-01

    T-DNA insertion mutants have been widely used to investigate plant gene functions. Unexpectedly, in several reported cases, the phenotype of T-DNA insertion mutations can be suppressed because of trans T-DNA interactions associated with epigenetic modification, which indicates that caution is needed when T-DNA mutants are used. In the present study, we characterized a novel process suppressing a T-DNA mutation. The spz2 (suppressor of zou 2) mutant was isolated as a suppressor of the phenotype of the zou-4 mutant caused by a T-DNA insertion in the first intron. The spz2 mutation partially recovered the native ZOU gene expression in the zou-4 background, but not in two other zou alleles, zou-2 and zou-3, with T-DNAs inserted in the exon and intron, respectively. The suppressed phenotype was inherited in a Mendelian fashion and is not associated with epigenetic modification. The recovery of the native ZOU gene expression in the spz2 zou-4 double mutant is caused by transcriptional read-through of the intronic T-DNA as a result of decreased proximal polyadenylation. SPZ2 encodes an RNA-binding protein, FPA, which is known to regulate polyadenylation site selection. This is the first example of FPA rescuing a T-DNA insertion mutation by affecting the polyadenylation site selection. PMID:27164978

  11. 18 CFR 33.11 - Commission procedures for the consideration of applications under section 203 of the FPA.

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  12. High operating temperature SWIR p+-n FPA based on MBE-grown HgCdTe/Si(0 1 3)

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    Bazovkin, V. M.; Dvoretsky, S. A.; Guzev, A. A.; Kovchavtsev, A. P.; Marin, D. V.; Polovinkin, V. G.; Sabinina, I. V.; Sidorov, G. Yu.; Tsarenko, A. V.; Vasil'ev, V. V.; Varavin, V. S.; Yakushev, M. V.

    2016-05-01

    The characteristics of SWIR (1.6-3 μm) 320 × 256 and 1024 × 1024 focal plane arrays (FPA's) based on n-type In-doped HgCdTe heteroepitaxial layers are reported. The HgCdTe layers were grown by molecular beam epitaxy on silicon substrates with ZnTe and CdTe buffer layers. p-n junctions were formed by arsenic ion implantation into HgCdTe film. Reverse current in the temperature range from 210 to 330 K was found to be limited by the diffusion mechanism. At the same time in the temperature range from 140 to 210 K the reverse current was dominated by the thermal generation of charge carriers through deep traps located in the middle of the band gap. At 170 K NETD was less than 40 mK.

  13. Feasibility of Radon projection acquisition for compressive imaging in MMW region based new video rate 16×16 GDD FPA camera

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    Levanon, Assaf; Konstantinovsky, Michael; Kopeika, Natan S.; Yitzhaky, Yitzhak; Stern, A.; Turak, Svetlana; Abramovich, Amir

    2015-05-01

    In this article we present preliminary results for the combination of two interesting fields in the last few years: 1) Compressed imaging (CI), which is a joint sensing and compressing process, that attempts to exploit the large redundancy in typical images in order to capture fewer samples than usual. 2) Millimeter Waves (MMW) imaging. MMW based imaging systems are required for a large variety of applications in many growing fields such as medical treatments, homeland security, concealed weapon detection, and space technology. Moreover, the possibility to create a reliable imaging in low visibility conditions such as heavy cloud, smoke, fog and sandstorms in the MMW region, generate high interest from military groups in order to be ready for new combat. The lack of inexpensive room temperature imaging sensors makes it difficult to provide a suitable MMW system for many of the above applications. A system based on Glow Discharge Detector (GDD) Focal Plane Arrays (FPA) can be very efficient in real time imaging with significant results. The GDD is located in free space and it can detect MMW radiation almost isotropically. In this article, we present a new approach of reconstruction MMW imaging by rotation scanning of the target. The Collection process here, based on Radon projections allows implementation of the compressive sensing principles into the MMW region. Feasibility of concept was obtained as radon line imaging results. MMW imaging results with our resent sensor are also presented for the first time. The multiplexing frame rate of 16×16 GDD FPA permits real time video rate imaging of 30 frames per second and comprehensive 3D MMW imaging. It uses commercial GDD lamps with 3mm diameter, Ne indicator lamps as pixel detectors. Combination of these two fields should make significant improvement in MMW region imaging research, and new various of possibilities in compressing sensing technique.

  14. A multispectral hybrid HgCdTe FPA/dewar assembly for remote sensing in the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument

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    Rutter, James H., Jr.; Jungkman, Dave; Stobie, James A.; Krueger, Eric E.; Garnett, James D.; Reine, Marion B.; Denley, Brian; Jasmin, Mark; Sofia, Anthony

    1996-10-01

    AIRS is a key instrument in NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) Program. Passive IR remote sensing is performed using a high resolution grating spectrometer design with a wide spectral coverage focal plane assembly (FPA). The hybrid HgCdTe focal plane consists of twelve modules, ten photovoltaic (PV) and two photoconductive (PC), providing spectral response from 3.7 to 15.4 micrometers. The PV modules use silicon readout integrated circuits (ROICs) joined to the detector arrays as either direct or indirect hybrids. The PC modules are optically chopped and led out to warm electronics. Operating at 58 K, the sensitivity requirements approach BLIP in the critical 4.2 and 15.0 micrometer bands. The optical footprint coupled with the support and interface components of the focal plane make it a very large assembly, 53 mm multiplied by 66 mm. Dispersed energy from the grating is presented to the modules through 17 narrowband filters mounted 0.2 mm above the focal plane in a single, removable precision assembly. With PV and PC devices on the same focal plane operating simultaneously, shielding and lead routing as well as ROIC design have been optimized to minimize any interactions between them. Multilayer carriers have been designed to lead out the closely spaced PC arrays and the entire focal plane itself. Multilayer shielded flex cables are used to interconnect the focal plane to a very unique dewar. The tightly spaced optical pattern, along with more than 50 components in the focal plane, make this a highly complex assembly. The vacuum dewar, while providing approximately 600 leadouts, is directly coupled to the cold spectrometer and operates at 155 K while cooling the focal plane to 58 K via a sapphire rod interfaced to a pulse tube cooler. This paper discusses the key features of the FPA/dewar assembly, modeling/analyses done in support of the design, and results of design validation activities to date.

  15. The Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act of 1977; Authorization of Appropriations for CETA, and the President's Economic Stimulus Proposals; Hearings before the Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Fifth Congress, First Session on H.R. 50 and H.R. 2992, Volume 1.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.

    The proceedings from the 2 days of hearings before the Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities on the Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act of 1977, the authorizations and appropriations for the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), and the President's economic stimulus proposals are presented in this report. All prepared…

  16. Scale down of p-n junction diodes of an uncooled IR-FPA for improvement of the sensitivity and thermal time response by 0.13-µm CMOS technology

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    Fujiwara, Ikuo; Sasaki, Keita; Suzuki, Kazuhiro; Yagi, Hitoshi; Kwon, Honam; Honda, Hiroto; Ishii, Koichi; Ogata, Masako; Atsuta, Masaki; Ueno, Risako; Kobayashi, Mitsuyoshi; Funaki, Hideyuki

    2011-06-01

    We have developed an uncooled infrared radiation focal plane array (IR-FPA) with 22 μm pitch and 320 × 240 pixels utilizing silicon p-n junction diodes, which were fabricated by 0.13 μm CMOS technology and bulk-micromachining. The thermal time response of cells was lowered to be 16msec by reduction of thermal capacity of cells. In addition to increase the sensitivity of cells by extending the length of supporting beams, p-n junction diode was scaled down as small as 20% in area compared to previous one. Micro-holes were formed in the cell to reduce only thermal capacity, which were negligibly small compared to incident IR wavelength. This method needs no additional process step and is considered as suitable for low cost and mass-productive IR-FPA.

  17. Balancing Acts

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    ... Current Issue Past Issues Special Section: Focus on Communication Balancing Acts Past Issues / Fall 2008 Table of ... from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). It involves simulated trips down the ...

  18. Acting Atoms.

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    Farin, Susan Archie

    1997-01-01

    Describes a fun game in which students act as electrons, protons, and neutrons. This activity is designed to help students develop a concrete understanding of the abstract concept of atomic structure. (DKM)

  19. ACT Test

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    ... this page helpful? Also known as: ACT; Activated Coagulation Time Formal name: Activated Clotting Time Related tests: ... in the blood called platelets and proteins called coagulation factors are activated in a sequence of steps ...

  20. 78 FR 28532 - Freedom of Information, Privacy Act, and Government in the Sunshine Act Procedures

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  1. Funding Youth Violence Programs: Should the Strings Be Cut? Hearing before the Subcommittee on Youth Violence of the Committee on the Judiciary. United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Second Session on Proposed Legislation Authorizing Funds for Programs of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (March 12, 1996).

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

    This hearing discussed proposed legislation authorizing funds for programs of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Opening statements by senators Fred Thompson, Joseph R. Biden, Herbert Kohl, Orrin G. Hatch, Charles E. Grassley, and Alan K. Simpson introduced the issue. Presentations involved two panels. The first consisted of…

  2. TOPICAL REVIEW: FPA-based infrared thermography as applied to the study of cutaneous perspiration and stimulated vascular response in humans

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    Vainer, Boris G.

    2005-12-01

    This review gives an overview of focal plane array (FPA)-based infrared (IR) thermography as a powerful research method in the field of physiology and medicine. Comparison of the gained results with the data previously obtained by other authors with other research tools is given. Outer thermoregulatory manifestations displayed by the human organism subjected to whole-body heating (sauna bath) and physical loads (exercise bicycling) are quantitatively analysed. Some details of human body emotional sweating (psycho-physiological effect) are reported. Particular attention is paid to studying active sweat glands as individual objects. All experimental data were obtained with the help of a high-sensitivity (0.03 °C) fast 128 × 128 InAs IR detector-based thermal imaging system operating in the short-wave spectral region (2.5 to 3 µm) and perfectly suiting medical purposes. It is shown that IR thermography makes it possible to overcome limitations inherent to contact measuring means that were traditionally used before in thermal studies. It is also shown that heterogeneous thermograms displayed by organisms with disturbed inner equilibrium can be quantitatively analysed in terms of statistical parameters of related surface-temperature histograms, such as the mean temperature and the standard deviation of temperature (SDT). The increase and the decrease in SDT turned out to be typical of prolonged physical load and subsequent relaxation, and of external whole-body heating, respectively. Explanation of this result based on a hypothesis advanced within the context of the doctrine of human-organism evolution is given. Skin-temperature distribution function accompanying the relaxed organism in normality was found to closely resemble normal-distribution function. Symmetry break down and variation of the shape of this characteristic may serve as an indicator of homeostasis shift and can be used as a quantitative criterion for the latter. A new phenomenon, stable punctate

  3. 76 FR 59073 - Privacy Act

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  4. Education Leaders Applaud ATTAIN Act

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    This article talks about Achievement Through Technology and Innovation (ATTAIN) Act, a bill introduced by Senators Bingaman (D-NM), Burr (R-NC), and Murray (D-WA) and applauded by a coalition of education and industry groups. The proposed ATTAIN Act is similar to its companion in the House (HR 2449), and builds upon the Enhancing Education Through…

  5. Proposal Writing.

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    The basics of effective proposal writing, from content to structure to length, are presented in three articles: "Knowledge Is Power" (Andrew Grant, Emily S. Berkowitz), "Write on the Money" (Lucy Knight); and "The Problem Proposal." (MLW)

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  15. Reauthorization of the Education of the Deaf Act. Hearing of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources on Examining Proposed Legislation Authorizing Funds for Gallaudet University and the National Technical Institute for Deaf as Contained in the Education of the Deaf Act. United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session.

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    This transcript reports on a Senate hearing concerning the reauthorization of the Education of the Deaf Act. As well as statements by committee members, the transcript presents statements by and answers to questions of the following: students at Gallaudet University (Washington, DC), students at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (New…

  16. Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Hearing on Examination of Recommendations and Proposals by the Administration and Various Organizations on the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 before the Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and Humanities of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session (Montpelier, VT).

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities.

    These hearings transcripts present testimony concerning the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education (ESA) Act, which, since 1965, has provided the bulk of federal aid to elementary and secondary schools and related programs. Much of the testimony was from Vermont education officials, school administrators, teachers, consultants,…

  17. Act resilient.

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    Joseph, Genie; Bice-Stephens, Wynona

    2014-01-01

    Attendees have reported changing from being fearful to serene, from listless to energized, from disengaged to connected, and becoming markedly less anxious in a few weeks. Anecdotally, self-reported stress levels have been reduced by over 50% after just one class. Attendees learn not to be afraid of their feelings by working with emotions in a playful manner. When a person can act angry, but separate himself from his personal story, the emotional energy exists in a separate form that is not attached to specific events, and can be more easily dealt with and neutralized. Attendees are taught to "take out the emotional trash" through expressive comedy. They become less intimated by their own emotional intensity and triggers as they learn how even metaphorical buckets of anger, shame, guilt and hurt can be emotionally emptied. The added benefit is that this is accomplished without the disclosure of personal information of the requirement to reexperience past pain which can trigger its own cascade of stress. PMID:24706248

  18. Proposed Legislation--"Educational Excellence Act of 1989." Message from the President of the United States Transmitting a Draft of Proposed Legislation To Promote Excellence in American Education by Recognizing and Rewarding Schools, Teachers, and Students for Their Outstanding Achievements; Enhancing Parental Choice; Encouraging the Study of Science, Mathematics, and Engineering; and for Other Purposes. 101st Congress, 1st Session (April 5, 1989).

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    The Educational Excellence Act of 1989 is a bill designed to provide excellence in American education. Seven specific legislative initiatives are aimed at fulfilling this principle: (1) Presidential Merit Schools program; (2) Magnet Schools of Excellence program; (3) the Alternative Certification of Teachers and Principals program; (4) President's…

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    ... Office of Thrift Supervision Community Reinvestment Act AGENCY: Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS... collection. Title of Proposal: Community Reinvestment Act. OMB Number: 1550-0012. Form Number: N/A. Description: The Community Reinvestment Act regulation requires the OTS, as well as the Office of...

  1. 78 FR 13570 - Freedom of Information Act

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    ... Commission's privacy policy, at http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/privacy.htm . Proposed Changes to Fee Regulation The Freedom of Information Reform Act of 1986 (``FOIA Reform Act'') charged the Office of Management and... providing FOIA services.'' See 52 FR at 10015. The FOIA Reform Act mandated that agencies conform their...

  2. College Library Program. A Proposal.

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    Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Univ. Libraries.

    A second draft of the University of Kentucky libraries proposal to the Council on Library Resources describes in detail how the grant would be used. A position of Library Service Coordinator is proposed, with librarian acting as liaison to the General Studies program. This would enable the library to contribute to undergraduate education, and…

  3. Program Proposal

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    Baskas, Richard S.

    2012-01-01

    A study was conducted to determine if a deficiency, or learning gap, existed in a particular working environment. To determine if an assessment was to be conducted, a program proposal would need to be developed to explore this situation. In order for a particular environment to react and grow with other environments, it must be able to take on…

  4. ACTS and OLYMPUS propagation experiments

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bostian, Charles W.; Baker, Kenneth R.

    1988-01-01

    The OLYMPUS and ACTS satellites both provide opportunities for 10 to 30 GHz propagation measurements. The spacecraft are sufficiently alike that OLYMPUS can be used to test some prototype ACTS equipment and experiments. Data are particularly needed on short term signal behavior and in support of uplink power control and adaptive forward error correction (FEC) techniques. The Virginia Tech Satellite Communications Group has proposed a set of OLYMPUS experiments including attenuation and fade rate measurements, data communications, uplink power control, rain scatter interference, and small-scale site diversity operation. A digital signal processing receiver for the OLYMPUS and ACTS beacon signals is being developed.

  5. 78 FR 70960 - Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Resource...

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    ... of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act On November 20, 2013, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree with... the United States and the State of Illinois under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the...

  6. 75 FR 7149 - SAFE Mortgage Licensing Act: HUD Responsibilities Under the SAFE Act; Extension of Public Comment...

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    ... Act: HUD Responsibilities Under the SAFE Act; Extension of Public Comment Deadline AGENCY: Department... responsibilities under the Secure and Fair Enforcement Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (SAFE Act), which was... Act proposed rule, published on December 15, 2009 (74 FR 66548) to March 5, 2010. The public...

  7. Oil and gas leasing in proposed wilderness areas: the Wyoming District Court's interpretation of Section 603 of the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976 - Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Association v. Andrus, 500 F. Supp. 1338 (D. Wyo. 1980), appeal docketed, No. 81-1040 (10th Cir. Jan. 5, 1981)

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    Corbett, H.E.

    1982-01-01

    Plaintiff Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Association, a non-profit trade association, brought suit against the Secretary of the Interior, challenging land management policies of the Department of the Interior which plaintiff contended have effectively prohibited oil and gas exploration in areas proposed as wilderness under the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). The principal issue at trial was Interior's interpretation of the wilderness study provisions contained in Section 603 of the Act, which directed that activities on oil and gas leases in proposed wilderness areas be managed so as to prevent impairment of wilderness values. The United States Court for the District of Wyoming, Kerr, J., held that strict application of the non-impairment standard of Section 603, FLPMA, by the Department of the Interior virtually halted oil and gas exploration in proposed wilderness areas, and is therefore statutorily erroneous, clearly contrary to Congressional intent, and counter-productive to public interest. The Trial Court's decision is being appealed to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals under the title Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Association v. Watt. 91 references.

  8. Improving the Quality of Child Care. Hearing of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources on Examining Proposals To Improve the Quality of Child Care in the United States, Including the Proposed Creating Improved Delivery of Child Care: Affordable, Reliable, and Educational Act of 1997. United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress. First Session.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.

    These hearings transcripts present testimony on proposals to improve the quality of child care in the United States. Both oral and submitted written statements are included. Contributors are: Representative Peter Deutsch (Florida); Senator James M. Jeffords, committee chairman; Senator Mike Enzi (Wyoming); Senator Edward M. Kennedy…

  9. 50 CFR 402.48 - Conference on proposed species or proposed critical habitat.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... proposed critical habitat. 402.48 Section 402.48 Wildlife and Fisheries JOINT REGULATIONS (UNITED STATES... Rodenticide Act § 402.48 Conference on proposed species or proposed critical habitat. EPA may employ the procedures described in § 402.10 to confer on any species proposed for listing or any habitat proposed...

  10. 77 FR 26027 - Privacy Act: Notification of a New Privacy Act System of Records, Veterans Homelessness...

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    ... Maintaining Records About Individuals,'' July 25, 1994 (59 FR 37914). Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552a 88 Stat. 1896... URBAN DEVELOPMENT Privacy Act: Notification of a New Privacy Act System of Records, Veterans... Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposes to establish a new Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a)...

  11. ACTS broadband aeronautical experiment

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Abbe, Brian S.; Jedrey, Thomas C.; Estabrook, Polly; Agan, Martin J.

    1993-01-01

    In the last decade, the demand for reliable data, voice, and video satellite communication links between aircraft and ground to improve air traffic control, airline management, and to meet the growing demand for passenger communications has increased significantly. It is expected that in the near future, the spectrum required for aeronautical communication services will grow significantly beyond that currently available at L-band. In anticipation of this, JPL is developing an experimental broadband aeronautical satellite communications system that will utilize NASA's Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) as a satellite of opportunity and the technology developed under JPL's ACTS Mobile Terminal (AMT) Task to evaluate the feasibility of using K/Ka-band for these applications. The application of K/Ka-band for aeronautical satellite communications at cruise altitudes is particularly promising for several reasons: (1) the minimal amount of signal attenuation due to rain; (2) the reduced drag due to the smaller K/Ka-band antennas (as compared to the current L-band systems); and (3) the large amount of available bandwidth. The increased bandwidth available at these frequencies is expected to lead to significantly improved passenger communications - including full-duplex compressed video and multiple channel voice. A description of the proposed broadband experimental system will be presented including: (1) applications of K/Ka-band aeronautical satellite technology to U.S. industry; (2) the experiment objectives; (3) the experiment set-up; (4) experimental equipment description; and (5) industrial participation in the experiment and the benefits.

  12. 76 FR 7121 - Privacy Act of 1974; Proposed Implementation

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    ... undercover law enforcement officers who compiled information regarding the individual's criminal activities, thereby endangering the physical safety of those undercover officers by exposing them to...

  13. 76 FR 7239 - Proposed Privacy Act Systems of Records

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    ... ownership records, prior criminal history, and other exhibits and documents collected during an... further investigation and possible criminal, civil, or administrative action. ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS..., where the disclosing agency becomes aware of an indication of a potential violation of civil or...

  14. 76 FR 54190 - Proposed Privacy Act System of Records

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    ...: These records may be disclosed: A. To the Department of Justice (DOJ) or other Federal agency conducting... criminal, civil, or regulatory violations, and such disclosure is proper and consistent with the official... records, indicates a violation or potential violation of law, whether civil, criminal, or regulatory...

  15. 76 FR 55737 - Proposed Privacy Act Systems of Records

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    ... Justice requires Federal agencies to conduct compliance reviews of its recipients of financial assistance... indication of a potential violation of civil or criminal law or regulation, rule or order. 2. Provide... inspections and its role as an Archivist. 5. The United States Department of Justice for the purpose...

  16. 75 FR 65356 - Proposed Agency Information Collection Act

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    .../31/2011)--Extension with change-- National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB... prevention and control of HIV infection, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and.../ AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB, supporting NCHHSTP's mission to link Americans to...

  17. 76 FR 24537 - Paperwork Reduction Act; Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... effectiveness in meeting objectives. In 2009, the DFC Program awarded a contract to build upon the results of an... electronic surveys of Program Directors and electronic surveys of selected coalition members will be... include a case study component to document coalition practices. This element of the evaluation...

  18. 76 FR 52696 - Paperwork Reduction Act; Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... effectiveness in meeting objectives. In 2009, a contract was awarded to evaluate the DFC Program. This... and selected coalition members via the CCT. Interviews and electronic surveys of Program Directors and electronic surveys of selected coalition members will be accomplished one time. Affected Public: DFC and...

  19. Uncooled infrared detectors toward smaller pixel pitch with newly proposed pixel structure

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    Tohyama, Shigeru; Sasaki, Tokuhito; Endoh, Tsutomu; Sano, Masahiko; Kato, Koji; Kurashina, Seiji; Miyoshi, Masaru; Yamazaki, Takao; Ueno, Munetaka; Katayama, Haruyoshi; Imai, Tadashi

    2013-12-01

    An uncooled infrared (IR) focal plane array (FPA) with 23.5 μm pixel pitch has been successfully demonstrated and has found wide commercial applications in the areas of thermography, security cameras, and other applications. One of the key issues for uncooled IRFPA technology is to shrink the pixel pitch because the size of the pixel pitch determines the overall size of the FPA, which, in turn, determines the cost of the IR camera products. This paper proposes an innovative pixel structure with a diaphragm and beams placed in different levels to realize an uncooled IRFPA with smaller pixel pitch (≦17 μm). The upper level consists of a diaphragm with VOx bolometer and IR absorber layers, while the lower level consists of the two beams, which are designed to be placed on the adjacent pixels. The test devices of this pixel design with 12, 15, and 17 μm pitch have been fabricated on the Si read-out integrated circuit (ROIC) of quarter video graphics array (QVGA) (320×240) with 23.5 μm pitch. Their performances are nearly equal to those of the IRFPA with 23.5 μm pitch. For example, a noise equivalent temperature difference of 12 μm pixel is 63.1 mK for F/1 optics with the thermal time constant of 14.5 ms. Then, the proposed structure is shown to be effective for the existing IRFPA with 23.5 μm pitch because of the improvements in IR sensitivity. Furthermore, the advanced pixel structure that has the beams composed of two levels are demonstrated to be realizable.

  20. A NEW TENURE ACT. MIMEOGRAPH MONOGRAPH SERIES.

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    LEAHY, MARY LEE

    THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS A PROPOSAL FOR A NEW TENURE ACT FOR TEACHERS. SEVEN UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE ACT ARE NOTED--(1) IT COVERS EVERYONE EXCEPT THE ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT AND THE SUPERINTENDENT, (2) PROBATION IS LIMITED TO TWO NORMAL SCHOOL YEARS, (3) EACH PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEE IS TO RECEIVE REGULAR EVALUATION REPORTS AND IS TO HAVE A CHANCE TO…

  1. 76 FR 56758 - Sunshine Act Meeting

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    ... CORPORATION Sunshine Act Meeting Pursuant to the provisions of the ``Government in the Sunshine Act'' (5 U.S.C. 552b), notice is hereby given that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's Board of Directors will... re: Proposed Amendment of the FDIC's Bylaws. Summary reports, status reports, reports of the...

  2. 50 CFR 85.22 - Grant proposals.

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    2013-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 9 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Grant proposals. 85.22 Section 85.22...) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE-WILDLIFE AND SPORT FISH RESTORATION PROGRAM CLEAN VESSEL ACT GRANT PROGRAM Application for Grants § 85.22 Grant proposals. Grant proposals will consist of a narrative which identifies...

  3. 50 CFR 85.22 - Grant proposals.

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    2014-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 9 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Grant proposals. 85.22 Section 85.22...) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE-WILDLIFE AND SPORT FISH RESTORATION PROGRAM CLEAN VESSEL ACT GRANT PROGRAM Application for Grants § 85.22 Grant proposals. Grant proposals will consist of a narrative which identifies...

  4. 50 CFR 85.22 - Grant proposals.

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    2012-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 9 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Grant proposals. 85.22 Section 85.22...) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE-WILDLIFE SPORT FISH RESTORATION PROGRAM CLEAN VESSEL ACT GRANT PROGRAM Application for Grants § 85.22 Grant proposals. Grant proposals will consist of a narrative which identifies...

  5. 76 FR 9555 - Procurement List; Proposed Deletions

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    ... PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Deletions AGENCY: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed deletions from the Procurement...'Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46- 48c) in connection with the products proposed for deletion from the...

  6. 50 CFR 402.48 - Conference on proposed species or proposed critical habitat.

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    2011-10-01

    ... critical habitat. 402.48 Section 402.48 Wildlife and Fisheries JOINT REGULATIONS (UNITED STATES FISH AND... Act § 402.48 Conference on proposed species or proposed critical habitat. EPA may employ the procedures described in § 402.10 to confer on any species proposed for listing or any habitat proposed...

  7. 50 CFR 402.48 - Conference on proposed species or proposed critical habitat.

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    2010-10-01

    ... critical habitat. 402.48 Section 402.48 Wildlife and Fisheries JOINT REGULATIONS (UNITED STATES FISH AND... Act § 402.48 Conference on proposed species or proposed critical habitat. EPA may employ the procedures described in § 402.10 to confer on any species proposed for listing or any habitat proposed...

  8. Mutations of the Act Promoter in Myxococcus xanthus▿ †

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    Gronewold, Thomas M. A.; Kaiser, Dale

    2007-01-01

    Mutations within the −12 and −24 elements provide evidence that the act promoter is recognized by sigma-54 RNA polymerase. Deletion of the −20 base pair, which lies between the two conserved elements of sigma-54 promoters, decreased expression by 90%. In addition, mutation of a potential enhancer sequence, around −120, led to an 80% reduction in act gene expression. actB, the second gene in the act operon, encodes a sigma-54 activator protein that is proposed to be an enhancer-binding protein for the act operon. All act genes, actA to actE, are expressed together and constitute an operon, because an in-frame deletion of actB decreased expression of actA and actE to the same extent. After an initially slow phase of act operon expression, which depends on FruA, there is a rapid phase. The rapid phase is shown to be due to the activation of the operon expression by ActB, which completes a positive feedback loop. That loop appears to be nested within a larger positive loop in which ActB is activated by the C signal via ActA, and the act operon activates transcription of the csgA gene. We propose that, as cells engage in more C signaling, positive feedback raises the number of C-signal molecules per cell and drives the process of fruiting body development forward. PMID:17189369

  9. 77 FR 38637 - Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

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    ...; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Plan for Foster Care and Adoption Assistance--Title IV-E. OMB No... Act (the Act) for each public child welfare agency requesting Federal funding for foster care, adoption assistance and guardianship assistance under the Act. Section 479B of the Act provides for...

  10. 76 FR 46218 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Endangered Status for the Chupadera...

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    ...We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Chupadera springsnail (Pyrgulopsis chupaderae) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act's protections to this species. We also propose to designate critical habitat for the Chupadera springsnail under the Act. In total,......

  11. 28 CFR 61.7 - Legislative proposals.

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    2013-07-01

    ... compliance with 40 CFR 1506.8. ... Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT Implementing Procedures § 61.7 Legislative proposals. (a) Each subunit of...

  12. 28 CFR 61.7 - Legislative proposals.

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    2010-07-01

    ... compliance with 40 CFR 1506.8. ... Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT Implementing Procedures § 61.7 Legislative proposals. (a) Each subunit of...

  13. 28 CFR 61.7 - Legislative proposals.

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    2011-07-01

    ... compliance with 40 CFR 1506.8. ... Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT Implementing Procedures § 61.7 Legislative proposals. (a) Each subunit of...

  14. 28 CFR 61.7 - Legislative proposals.

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    2012-07-01

    ... compliance with 40 CFR 1506.8. ... Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT Implementing Procedures § 61.7 Legislative proposals. (a) Each subunit of...

  15. 28 CFR 61.7 - Legislative proposals.

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    2014-07-01

    ... compliance with 40 CFR 1506.8. ... Judicial Administration DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (CONTINUED) PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT Implementing Procedures § 61.7 Legislative proposals. (a) Each subunit of...

  16. 75 FR 14588 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

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    ...Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a proposed emergency collection of information that DOE is developing to collect data on the status of activities, project progress, jobs created and retained, spend rates and performance metrics under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether......

  17. 75 FR 3211 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

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    ...The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of...

  18. 75 FR 4053 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

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    ...The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of...

  19. 75 FR 9189 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

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    ...The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of...

  20. ACTS data center

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Syed, Ali; Vogel, Wolfhard J.

    1993-01-01

    Viewgraphs on ACTS Data Center status report are included. Topics covered include: ACTS Data Center Functions; data flow overview; PPD flow; RAW data flow; data compression; PPD distribution; RAW Data Archival; PPD Audit; and data analysis.

  1. ACTS data center

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Syed, Ali; Vogel, Wolfhard J.

    1993-08-01

    Viewgraphs on ACTS Data Center status report are included. Topics covered include: ACTS Data Center Functions; data flow overview; PPD flow; RAW data flow; data compression; PPD distribution; RAW Data Archival; PPD Audit; and data analysis.

  2. Recovery Act Milestones

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    Rogers, Matt

    2009-01-01

    Every 100 days, the Department of Energy is held accountable for a progress report on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Update at 200 days, hosted by Matt Rogers, Senior Advisor to Secretary Steven Chu for Recovery Act Implementation.

  3. Recovery Act Milestones

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    Rogers, Matt

    2013-05-29

    Every 100 days, the Department of Energy is held accountable for a progress report on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Update at 200 days, hosted by Matt Rogers, Senior Advisor to Secretary Steven Chu for Recovery Act Implementation.

  4. Forgetting ACT UP

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    Juhasz, Alexandra

    2012-01-01

    When ACT UP is remembered as the pinnacle of postmodern activism, other forms and forums of activism that were taking place during that time--practices that were linked, related, just modern, in dialogue or even opposition to ACT UP's "confrontational activism"--are forgotten. In its time, ACT UP was embedded in New York City, and a larger world,…

  5. 76 FR 62035 - Privacy Act of 1974: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records Revision

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    ... monitoring of radiation materials is a public health and safety concern as identified by the Atomic Energy... gamma radiation, are used to irradiate in insect sterilization and control programs and for other... control and monitoring of radiation materials is a public health and safety concern as identified by...

  6. 76 FR 67763 - Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy Act System of Records AGENCY: National Aeronautics and... Aeronautics and Space Administration is issuing public notice of its proposal to modify its existing system...

  7. 77 FR 55271 - Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z); Loan Originator Compensation

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    ...The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection is publishing for public comment a proposed rule amending Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) to implement amendments to the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) made by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). The proposal would implement statutory changes made by the Dodd- Frank Act to Regulation Z's current loan......

  8. 76 FR 9295 - Privacy Act; Exempt Record System

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    ... Register (75 FR 4656) designed to implement section 1921 of the Social Security Act (herein referred to as... consultation under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995. The Secretary has reviewed this proposed rule in... HUMAN SERVICES 45 CFR Part 5b RIN 0906-AA91 Privacy Act; Exempt Record System AGENCY: Health...

  9. 76 FR 77498 - Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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    ... Department of the Air Force Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records AGENCY: Department of the Air Force... Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. DATES: The proposed action will be effective on January 12... Office, Air Force Privacy Act Office, Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information...

  10. 76 FR 77472 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

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    ... PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, hereinto referred to as the Consumer Financial...

  11. 77 FR 67802 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

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    2012-11-14

    ... PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, hereinto referred to as the Consumer Financial...

  12. 78 FR 34991 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

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    ... PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, hereinto referred to as the Consumer Financial...

  13. 76 FR 45765 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

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    ... PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, hereinto referred to as the Consumer Financial...

  14. 76 FR 45767 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

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    ... PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, hereinto referred to as the Consumer Financial...

  15. 77 FR 64962 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

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    ... FINANCIAL PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, hereinto referred to as the Consumer...

  16. 76 FR 35071 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

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    ... Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Departmental Offices, Treasury. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the... the individual or entity on whose behalf such correspondence is submitted, such as the...

  17. 77 FR 35359 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

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    ... PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, hereinto referred to as the Consumer Financial...

  18. 78 FR 69834 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

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    ... PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, hereinto referred to as the Consumer Financial...

  19. 76 FR 45761 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

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    ... PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, hereinto referred to as the Consumer Financial...

  20. 76 FR 71327 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

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    ... PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, hereinto referred to as the Consumer Financial...

  1. 77 FR 27446 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

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    2012-05-10

    ... FINANCIAL PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, herein referred to as the Consumer...

  2. 77 FR 24183 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

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    2012-04-23

    ... PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act system of records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, hereinto referred to as the Consumer Financial...

  3. 77 FR 12034 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

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    ... FINANCIAL PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as... board or committee to the CFPB (CFPB board or committee), served as a reference for a CFPB board...

  4. 77 FR 60382 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

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    2012-10-03

    ... PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, hereinto referred to as the Consumer Financial...

  5. 77 FR 1049 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-09

    ... PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, hereinto referred to as the Consumer Financial...

  6. 77 FR 2689 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-19

    ... FINANANCIAL PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, hereinto referred to as the Consumer...

  7. 77 FR 56623 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-13

    ... PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, herein referred to as the Consumer Financial...

  8. 78 FR 25426 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-01

    ... PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, hereinto referred to as the Consumer Financial...

  9. 76 FR 45763 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-01

    ... PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, hereinto referred to as the Consumer Financial...

  10. 77 FR 24185 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-04-23

    ... PROTECTION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Privacy Act System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, herein referred to as the Consumer Financial...

  11. 76 FR 45540 - Fastener Quality Act Insignia Recordal Process

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-29

    ... United States Patent and Trademark Office Fastener Quality Act Insignia Recordal Process ACTION: Proposed... INFORMATION: I. Abstract Under Section 5 of the Fastener Quality Act of 1999 (FQA), 15 U.S.C. 5401 et seq... Recordal Under the Fastener Quality Act (PTO-1611), which provides manufacturers with a convenient way...

  12. 75 FR 65214 - Equal Access to Justice Act Implementation

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-22

    ... Justice Act. The proposed regulation was published in the Federal Register at 75 FR 17622 (April 7, 2010... Oversight 12 CFR Part 1705 RIN 2590-AA29 Equal Access to Justice Act Implementation AGENCY: Federal Housing... OFHEO Implementation of the Equal Access to Justice Act regulation at 12 CFR part 1705. IV. Section...

  13. 76 FR 49460 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-10

    ... Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and Request for... renew Information Collection Request Title: OE Recovery Act Financial Assistance Grants, OMB Control No...) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions...

  14. 77 FR 39690 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-07-05

    ... of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY: Office of... OMB for clearance, a proposal for collection of information pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of... vehicles. Information collected would allow DOE to provide respondents with an objective assessment...

  15. 28 CFR 61.8 - Classified proposals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Classified proposals. 61.8 Section 61.8... ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT Implementing Procedures § 61.8 Classified proposals. If an environmental document includes classified matter, a version containing only unclassified material shall be prepared unless...

  16. 28 CFR 61.8 - Classified proposals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Classified proposals. 61.8 Section 61.8... ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT Implementing Procedures § 61.8 Classified proposals. If an environmental document includes classified matter, a version containing only unclassified material shall be prepared unless...

  17. 28 CFR 61.8 - Classified proposals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Classified proposals. 61.8 Section 61.8... ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT Implementing Procedures § 61.8 Classified proposals. If an environmental document includes classified matter, a version containing only unclassified material shall be prepared unless...

  18. 28 CFR 61.8 - Classified proposals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Classified proposals. 61.8 Section 61.8... ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT Implementing Procedures § 61.8 Classified proposals. If an environmental document includes classified matter, a version containing only unclassified material shall be prepared unless...

  19. 28 CFR 61.8 - Classified proposals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Classified proposals. 61.8 Section 61.8... ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT Implementing Procedures § 61.8 Classified proposals. If an environmental document includes classified matter, a version containing only unclassified material shall be prepared unless...

  20. 75 FR 7569 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-22

    ...In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency,......

  1. 75 FR 62409 - Proposed Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-08

    ... SECURITY United States Secret Service Proposed Information Collection ACTION: 60 Day Notice of proposed... Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the U.S. Secret Service, within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security... comments to United States Secret Service, Security Clearance Division, Attn: Althea Washington,...

  2. 78 FR 78947 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-27

    ...In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and as part of an effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the Department of Defense announces a proposed generic information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is......

  3. 78 FR 78938 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-27

    ...In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and as part of an effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the Department of Defense announces a proposed generic information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is......

  4. 78 FR 78950 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-27

    ...In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and as part of an effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the Department of Defense announces a proposed generic information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is......

  5. 78 FR 78948 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-27

    ...In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and as part of an effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, the Department of Defense announces a proposed generic information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is......

  6. 76 FR 20347 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-12

    ... Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and Request for... information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of...

  7. 76 FR 29733 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-05-23

    ... of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY: Office of... information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of...

  8. 77 FR 56825 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-14

    ... Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and Request for... Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance, a proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a reinstatement for a...

  9. 76 FR 45786 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-01

    ... of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY: Office of... information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of...

  10. 76 FR 38380 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-30

    ... Efficiency and Renewable Energy Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY: Energy Efficiency and... clearance, a proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of... Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New...

  11. 75 FR 41557 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-16

    ...In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of......

  12. 29 CFR 1903.15 - Proposed penalties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR... Health Officer of the proposed penalty under section 17 of the Act, or that no penalty is being proposed... the Compliance Safety and Health Officer, the employer immediately abates, or initiates steps to...

  13. 77 FR 8852 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-15

    ...The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a proposed collection of information for a National Evaluation of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG) that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of......

  14. 75 FR 40796 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-14

    ... collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed...: $377,000. Authority: Title V, Subtitle E of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), Pub. L... Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy. ] ACTION: Notice and request...

  15. 76 FR 58848 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-22

    ...In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506 (c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of......

  16. 78 FR 70358 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-25

    ...In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of......

  17. 77 FR 10782 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-23

    ...The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is soliciting public comments on the proposed information collection described below. The proposed information collection will be sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of...

  18. 78 FR 76109 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-16

    ...In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether......

  19. 77 FR 34355 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-11

    ...In compliance with Section 3506 (c) (2) (A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Security Service (DSS) announces a proposed new public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information......

  20. 77 FR 17462 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-26

    ...In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Army announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information......

  1. 75 FR 39008 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-07

    ...The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a proposed collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the......

  2. 75 FR 60418 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-09-30

    ...In compliance with Section 3506 (c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences proposes a new public information collection. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility;......

  3. 75 FR 60417 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-09-30

    ...In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the......

  4. 78 FR 34657 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD. ACTION: Notice. In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Naval Research announces a proposed...

  5. 75 FR 38090 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-01

    ...In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) announces the following proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions......

  6. 77 FR 63296 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-16

    ... Act of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service announces the proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the... of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Defense Finance and Accounting...

  7. 76 FR 52943 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-24

    ...The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance, a proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed collection will allow DOE to comply with a reporting requirement placed on all Federal agencies administering programs subject to Davis-Bacon wage provisions. 29 CFR part 5,......

  8. 78 FR 69837 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-21

    ...In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Army announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information......

  9. 77 FR 15362 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-15

    ...The EIA invites public comment on a proposed collection of information that EIA is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The EIA is soliciting comments on two proposed actions (1) revisions to the Form EIA-923, ``Power Plant Operations Report'' and Form EIA-861, ``Annual Electric Power Industry Report,'' and (2)......

  10. 29 CFR 1903.15 - Proposed penalties.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR... Health Officer of the proposed penalty under section 17 of the Act, or that no penalty is being proposed... the Compliance Safety and Health Officer, the employer immediately abates, or initiates steps to...

  11. 77 FR 38791 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-29

    ...The Department of Energy (DOE) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance, a proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed collection will enable a user-based evaluation of submitted entries to the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Competition (L Prize[supreg]) competition. The L Prize competition was......

  12. Act II of the Sunshine Act.

    PubMed

    Pham-Kanter, Genevieve

    2014-11-01

    To coincide with the introduction in the United States of the Sunshine Act, Genevieve Pham-Kanter discusses what we need to look for to fight hidden bias and deliberate or unconscious corruption. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary. PMID:25369363

  13. 45 CFR 12.10 - Compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and other related Acts...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... Act of 1969 and other related Acts (environmental impact). 12.10 Section 12.10 Public Welfare... and other related Acts (environmental impact). (a) The Department will, prior to making a final... necessary to make an assessment of the impact of the proposed Federal action on the human...

  14. Superconductive digital readout for IR FPA sensors

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Durand, D. J.; Abelson, L. A.; Dalrymple, B. J.; Eaton, L.; Heflinger, L. O.; Leung, M.; Pham, T.; Sandell, R. D.; Silver, A. H.; Spargo, J. W.

    1992-07-01

    We have built and demonstrated an all superconductive digital readout for use in an IR focal plane array sensor. High performance, ultralow power superconductive circuits perform the functions of low noise preamplification and analog to digital conversion. The superconductive readout was tested with a variety of detectors, including InSb, Si:As, and a thin film NbN superconducting detector. Light sources included a HeNe laser (0.6 micron), a CO2 laser (10 microns), and a blackbody (400 to 900 K). In each case, the detector and readout circuitry was assembled into a 2 inch diameter, 6 inch long test package cooled in a single dewar. We demonstrated the functionality of the detector/readout channel from input photons to output digital signal. The superconductive readout reported here used Nb-based circuits operating at 4 K. An NbN squid amplifier and detector have subsequently been demonstrated above 10 K. We discuss the extension of the entire digital readout to operating temperatures above 10 K.

  15. 160 x 128 uncooled FPA performance review

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Heath, Jeffery L.; Kincaid, Glenn T.; Woolaway, James T., II; Parrish, William J.; Lohrmann, Dieter; Newsome, Gwendolyn W.; Inosecu, Adrian; Monson, John; Rau, Christopher J.; Howard, Philip E.; Li, Chuan C.

    1999-07-01

    This paper presents background and measured performance data on a novel, low cost, high performance readout integrated circuit (ROIC) for microbolometer uncooled detector applications. The array is designed to offer better than 80mK NEdT performance using f/1.8 optics. The design incorporates advanced on-ROIC signal processing electronics that allow bolometer element non-uniformity control over a wide range of ROIC substrate temperatures. The small format array is ideally suited for high volume low-cost production applications.

  16. FPA withdraws from CSM project in Guatemala.

    PubMed

    1984-01-01

    Guatemala's family planning association, the Asociacion Pro-Bienestar de la Familia (APROFAM) recently cut its ties with the nation's contraceptive social marketing program. The announced reasons for the disassociation was APROFAM's concerns about the legality of selling donated commodities. APROFAM helped create the program served as a member of the marketing program's board of directors, and was expected to function as the channel for the commidities donated by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The marketing program will now be managed by the newly created Importadora de Farmaceuticos (IPROFA), a for-profit organization. This alters the legal status of the marketing program, and as a result, the program will be required to pay duties on USAID donated contraceptives. USAID cannot legally pay duties on its own contributions. Instead, the duies will be paid by IPROFA out of the revenues generated by the project. IPROFA will finance the 1st consignment of products with a bank loan, and the loan and duties on subsequent shipments will be paid out of the program's revenues. This strategy is not expected to pose legal problems for USAID, since the agency has no control over how programs use the revenues generated by selling the agency's commodities. As a result of the changed status, the marketing program must acquire it own storage and packaging facilities. According to Manuel DeLucca, the program's resident advisor, these problems will not delay the launch of the program's products scheduled for early 1985. The program plans to sell an oral contraceptive, a vaginal spermicidal tablet, and a condom. Orginal plans called for selling the low dose OC, Norminest; however, Norminest may not be approved for distribution in Guatemala, and USAID may replace Norminest with another product. As a result, the program may market Noriday, a normal dose pill instead of Norminest. Guatemalan registration of the spermicidal tablet the program is planning to sell is pending. The program is engendering considerable interest because of its unique legal status as a commercial enterprise and its freedom from bureaucractic constraints. PMID:12340330

  17. The Indian Child Welfare Act in the Face of Extinction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Philips, Sloan

    1997-01-01

    Discusses the history, purposes, and provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA); recent high-profile transracial adoption cases; the debate over whether ICWA purposes have been realized; the proposed Adoption Promotion and Stability Act, which would severely limit application of ICWA to adoption cases; and proposed compromise amendments to…

  18. 75 FR 81454 - Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-28

    ... exempt certain systems of records: On August 27, 1975 (40 FR 39387), the Joint Board published a proposed... (40 FR 45113), the Joint Board published its proposed Privacy Act regulations, designating such... FR 1493), the Joint Board published its final Privacy Act regulations as 20 CFR part 903 and in...

  19. 75 FR 27997 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests. SUMMARY: The Acting Director, Information Collection...

  20. 75 FR 7264 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-18

    ... Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. SUMMARY: The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the...

  1. The Genetic Privacy Act and commentary

    SciTech Connect

    Annas, G.J.; Glantz, L.H.; Roche, P.A.

    1995-02-28

    The Genetic Privacy Act is a proposal for federal legislation. The Act is based on the premise that genetic information is different from other types of personal information in ways that require special protection. Therefore, to effectively protect genetic privacy unauthorized collection and analysis of individually identifiable DNA must be prohibited. As a result, the premise of the Act is that no stranger should have or control identifiable DNA samples or genetic information about an individual unless that individual specifically authorizes the collection of DNA samples for the purpose of genetic analysis, authorized the creation of that private information, and has access to and control over the dissemination of that information.

  2. ACT and College Success

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bleyaert, Barbara

    2010-01-01

    What is the relationship between ACT scores and success in college? For decades, admissions policies in colleges and universities across the country have required applicants to submit scores from a college entrance exam, most typically the ACT (American College Testing) or SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test). This requirement suggests that high school…

  3. 76 FR 213 - National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-01-03

    ...The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) proposes to amend its existing regulations governing compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The majority of the changes are proposed for the categorical exclusions provisions contained in its NEPA Implementing Procedures, with a small number of related changes proposed for other provisions. These proposed changes are......

  4. 76 FR 77432 - Coordination of Federal Authorizations for Electric Transmission Facilities

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-13

    ...The Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to amend its regulations for the timely coordination of Federal authorizations for proposed interstate electric transmission facilities pursuant to section 216(h) of the Federal Power Act (FPA). The proposed rule would require permitting entities to inform DOE of requests for authorizations required under Federal law for Qualifying Projects as defined in......

  5. 76 FR 14083 - Proposed Exemptions From Certain Prohibited Transaction Restrictions

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-15

    ...This document contains notices of pendency before the Department of Labor (the Department) of proposed exemptions from certain of the prohibited transaction restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA or the Act) and/or the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code). This notice includes the following proposed exemptions: D-11468 & D-11469 The Krispy Kreme Doughnut......

  6. 40 CFR 135.5 - Service of proposed consent judgment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    .... 135.5 Section 135.5 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS PRIOR NOTICE OF CITIZEN SUITS Prior Notice Under the Clean Water Act § 135.5 Service of proposed... violator under section 505(a)(1) of the Act shall serve a copy of a proposed consent judgment, signed...

  7. 78 FR 48342 - Consultation Agreements: Proposed Changes to Consultation Procedures

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-08

    ...The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on September 3, 2010, proposing to amend its regulations for the federally-funded On-site Consultation Program to: Clarify, so it more directly reflects the wording of section 21(d) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, (OSH Act), the length of the exemption period provided to sites......

  8. Proposed Regulations To Implement the 1988 Amendments to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Oversight Hearing To Establish a Detailed Timeframe for the Swift Development of New Implementing Regulations with Close Tribal Participation before the Committee on Indian Affairs. United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session (May 14, 1993).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

    Testimony was heard concerning the long delays in implementation of the 1988 amendments to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. These amendments were intended to reverse years of federal agency resistance to the act's original goal of promoting tribal self-determination through tribal contracting of the operation of federal…

  9. [Patient-Proposed Health Services].

    PubMed

    Fujiwara, Yasuhiro

    2016-06-01

    The Patient-Proposed Health Services(PPHS)was launched in April 2016. PPHS was proposed by the Council for Regulatory Reform, which was established in January 2013 under the Second Abe Administration. After discussion within the council, PPHS was published in the Japan Revitalization Strategy(2014 revised edition), which was endorsed by the Cabinet on June 24, 2014. PPHS was proposed therein as a new mechanism within the mixed billing system to apply for a combination of treatment not covered by the public health insurance with treatment covered by the insurance. Subsequently, PPHS was submitted for diet deliberations in April and May 2015 and inserted into article 63 of the health insurance act in accordance with "a law for making partial amendments to the National Health Insurance Act, etc., in order to create a sustainable medical insurance system", which was promulgated on May 29, 2015. In this paper I will review the background of the birth of PPHS and discuss its overview. PMID:27306801

  10. 40 CFR 791.40 - Basis for the proposed order.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 33 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Basis for the proposed order. 791.40 Section 791.40 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (CONTINUED) DATA REIMBURSEMENT Basis for Proposed Order § 791.40 Basis for the proposed order. (a) The hearing officer shall propose...

  11. Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

    MedlinePlus

    ... community treatment? Assertive community treatment (ACT) is a model of psychiatric care that can be very effective ... it the most. Similar to the “treatment team” model of an inpatient psychiatric unit, which includes nurses, ...

  12. The ACTS propagation program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Chakraborty, Dayamoy; Davarian, Faramaz

    1991-01-01

    The purpose of the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) is to demonstrate the feasibility of the Ka-band (20 and 30 GHz) spectrum for satellite communications, as well as to help maintain U.S. leadership in satellite communications. ACTS incorporates such innovative schemes as time division multiple access (TDMA), microwave and baseband switching, onboard regeneration, and adaptive application of coding during rain-fade conditions. The success or failure of the ACTS experiment will depend on how accurately the rain-fade statistics and fade dynamics can be predicted in order to derive an appropriate algorithm that will combat weather vagaries, specifically for links with small terminals, such as very small aperture terminals (VSAT's) where the power margin is a premium. This article describes the planning process and hardware development program that will comply with the recommendations of the ACTS propagation study groups.

  13. ACTS mobile SATCOM experiments

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Abbe, Brian S.; Frye, Robert E.; Jedrey, Thomas C.

    1993-01-01

    Over the last decade, the demand for reliable mobile satellite communications (satcom) for voice, data, and video applications has increased dramatically. As consumer demand grows, the current spectrum allocation at L-band could become saturated. For this reason, NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are developing the Advanced Communications Technology Satellites (ACTS) mobile terminal (AMT) and are evaluating the feasibility of K/Ka-band (20/30 GHz) mobile satcom to meet these growing needs. U.S. industry and government, acting as co-partners, will evaluate K/Ka-band mobile satcom and develop new technologies by conducting a series of applications-oriented experiments. The ACTS and the AMT testbed will be used to conduct these mobile satcom experiments. The goals of the ACTS Mobile Experiments Program and the individual experiment configurations and objectives are further presented.

  14. The ACTS propagation program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Chakraborty, D.; Davarian, Faramaz

    1992-01-01

    The success or failure of the ACTS experiment will depend on how accurately the rain-fade statistics and fade dynamics can be predicted in order to derive an appropriate algorithm that will combat weather vagaries, specifically for links with small terminals, such as very small aperture terminals (VSAT's) where the power margin is a premium. The planning process and hardware development program that will comply with the recommendations of the ACTS propagation study groups are described.

  15. 75 FR 52691 - Supplemental Proposal to the Proposed Confidentiality Determinations for Data Required Under the...

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    ... for Data Required under the Mandatory ] Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule (75 FR 43889). Comments must be...,'' 75 FR 43889). EPA is extending the comment period for the Supplemental CBI Proposal to September 7... Certain Information Obtained Under the Clean Air Act (``CBI Proposal,'' 75 FR 39094). The comment...

  16. 78 FR 54250 - Sunshine Act Meeting

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES Sunshine Act Meeting ACTION: Notice of a Partially Open Meeting of the Board of Directors.... OPEN AGENDA ITEMS: Item No. 1: Proposed Extension of the 2012 Sub- Saharan Africa Advisory...

  17. 78 FR 76662 - Sunshine Act Meeting

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE... Sunshine Act, Public Law 94-409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold an Open Meeting on... Meeting will be: The Commission will consider whether to propose rules and forms related to the offer...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION Sunshine Act Notices AGENCY: Federal Election Commission. Date and Time: Thursday, December 2, 2010, at 10... the Tennessee Republican Party Federal Election Account. Proposed Final Audit Report on the...

  19. 77 FR 2092 - Sunshine Act Meeting Notice

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    ...: Presentation by John Constance, Director, Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs. 7. Discussion of... Government Relations & Public Affairs. 5. Consider and act on a proposal for the evaluation of the President... may be sent by electronic mail to FR_NOTICE_QUESTIONS@lsc.gov . ACCESSIBILITY: LSC complies with...

  20. Communications--Getting the Act Together.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Canadian Communications Research Information Centre, Ottawa (Ontario).

    This document provides a discussion of the policy implications of a proposed bill introduced in the Canadian House of Commons in Spring 1977 relating to the regulation of telecommunications in Canada. This act, which can be viewed as an attempt to make telecommunications more responsive to changing technology and to provincial concerns, seeks to…

  1. The CEO's second act.

    PubMed

    Nadler, David A

    2007-01-01

    When a CEO leaves because of performance problems, the company typically recruits someone thought to be better equipped to fix what the departing executive couldn't--or wouldn't. The board places its confidence in the new person because of the present dilemma's similarity to some previous challenge that he or she dealt with successfully. But familiar problems are inevitably succeeded by less familiar ones, for which the specially selected CEO is not quite so qualified. More often than not, the experiences, skills, and temperament that yielded triumph in Act I turn out to be unequal to Act II's difficulties. In fact, the approaches that worked so brilliantly in Act I may be the very opposite of what is needed in Act II. The CEO has four choices: refuse to change, in which case he or she will be replaced; realize that the next act requires new skills and learn them; downsize or circumscribe his or her role to compensate for deficiencies; or line up a successor who is qualified to fill a role to which the incumbent's skills and interests are no longer suited. Hewlett-Packard's Carly Fiorina exemplifies the first alternative; Merrill Lynch's Stanley O'Neal the second; Google's Sergey Brin and Larry Page the third; and Quest Diagnostics' Ken Freeman the fourth. All but the first option are reasonable responses to the challenges presented in the second acts of most CEOs' tenures. And all but the first require a power of observation, a propensity for introspection, and a strain of humility that are rare in the ranks of the very people who need those qualities most. There are four essential steps executives can take to discern that they have entered new territory and to respond accordingly: recognition that their leadership style and approach are no longer working; acceptance of others' advice on why performance is faltering; analysis and understanding of the nature of the Act II shift; and, finally, decision and action. PMID:17286076

  2. 25 CFR 900.26 - What happens if the Secretary declines a part of a proposal on the ground that the proposal...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ..., or proposes a level of funding that is in excess of the applicable level determined under section 106... section 102(a) of the Act, or proposes a level of funding that is in excess of the applicable level...) of the Act, or approve a level of funding that is authorized under section 106(a) of the Act....

  3. 25 CFR 900.26 - What happens if the Secretary declines a part of a proposal on the ground that the proposal...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ..., or proposes a level of funding that is in excess of the applicable level determined under section 106... section 102(a) of the Act, or proposes a level of funding that is in excess of the applicable level...) of the Act, or approve a level of funding that is authorized under section 106(a) of the Act....

  4. 75 FR 21349 - Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Under the Clean Air Act and the Emergency Planning and...

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    2010-04-23

    ... Right-To-Know Act Notice is hereby given that on April 19, 2010, a proposed Consent Decree (Decree) in... violations of the Clean Air Act and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act. The...

  5. The ACTS multibeam antenna

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Regier, Frank A.

    1992-06-01

    The Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) to be launched in 1993 is briefly introduced. Its multibeam antenna, consisting of electrically similar 30 GHz receive and 20 GHz transmit offset Cassegrain systems, both utilizing orthogonal polarizations, is described. Dual polarization is achieved by using one feed assembly for each polarization in conjunction with nested front and back subreflectors, the gridded front subreflector acting as a window for one polarization and a reflector for the other. The antennas produce spot beams with approximately 0.3 degree beamwidth and gains of approximately 50 dbi. High surface accuracy and high edge taper produce low sidelobe levels and high cross-polarization isolation. A brief description is given of several Ka-band components fabricated for ACTS. These include multiflare antenna feedhorns, beam-forming networks utilizing latching ferrite waveguide switches, a 30 GHz HEMT low-noise amplifier and a 20 GHz TWT power amplifier.

  6. The ACTS multibeam antenna

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Regier, Frank A.

    1992-01-01

    The Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) to be launched in 1993 is briefly introduced. Its multibeam antenna, consisting of electrically similar 30 GHz receive and 20 GHz transmit offset Cassegrain systems, both utilizing orthogonal polarizations, is described. Dual polarization is achieved by using one feed assembly for each polarization in conjunction with nested front and back subreflectors, the gridded front subreflector acting as a window for one polarization and a reflector for the other. The antennas produce spot beams with approximately 0.3 degree beamwidth and gains of approximately 50 dbi. High surface accuracy and high edge taper produce low sidelobe levels and high cross-polarization isolation. A brief description is given of several Ka-band components fabricated for ACTS. These include multiflare antenna feedhorns, beam-forming networks utilizing latching ferrite waveguide switches, a 30 GHz HEMT low-noise amplifier and a 20 GHz TWT power amplifier.

  7. 76 FR 51024 - Percheron Power, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting...

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    ... Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Scooteney Reservoir Outlet Water Power.... The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) An approximately 300-foot-long intake... powerhouse, and would include a 100- foot-wide, 15-foot-high intake grate and a 50-foot-wide,...

  8. 75 FR 20796 - Market-Based Rate Affiliate Restrictions

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    ...The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) proposes to amend its regulations to revise its regulations governing market- based rates for public utilities pursuant to section 205 of the Federal Power Act (FPA). The Commission proposes to clarify that employees that determine the timing of scheduled outages, or that engage in economic dispatch, fuel procurement, or resource planning......

  9. 78 FR 29366 - Archon Energy 1, Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and...

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    ... Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Kern River Drop 2 and 3 Hydroelectric Project (Kern River Drop 2 and 3 Project or project) to be located on the Kern River, near the city of... consist of two river drop developments. Each of the proposed in-stream installations would consist of...

  10. 75 FR 59256 - Eastport Tidal Power LLC; Notice of Competing Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing...

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    ... Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Half Moon Cove Tidal Power Plant Project to be located in Half Moon Cove and Cobscook Bay, Washington County, Maine. The sole purpose of a.... The proposed project would consist of: (1) The existing 544-acre Half Moon Cove; (2) a new...

  11. 76 FR 4569 - Market-Based Rate Affiliate Restrictions

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    ...The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking, which proposed to amend its regulations governing market-based rates for public utilities pursuant to section 205 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) to include in the regulatory text the clarification that employees that determine the timing of scheduled outages or that engage in economic dispatch,......

  12. 75 FR 62121 - Osprey IV, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting...

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    ... the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the 1 Pond Dam Project to be located at the 1 Pond Dam, on the Mousam River, in York County, Maine. The sole purpose of a preliminary.... The proposed project would consist of: (1) The existing 14-foot- high, 245-foot-long 1 Pond Dam;...

  13. Affordable Care Act.

    PubMed

    Rak, Sofija; Coffin, Janis

    2013-01-01

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), although a subject of much debate in the Unites States, was enacted on March 23, 2010, and upheld by the Supreme Court on June 28, 2012. This act advocates that "healthcare is a right, not a privilege." The main goals of PPACA are to minimize the number of uninsured Americans and make healthcare available to everyone at an affordable price. The Congressional Budget Office has determined that 94% of Americans will have healthcare coverage while staying under the $900 billion limit that President Barack Obama established by bending the healthcare cost curve and reducing the deficit over the next 10 years. PMID:23767130

  14. 78 FR 32595 - Revision of Freedom of Information Act Regulation

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    ...This proposed rule would amend HUD's regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). HUD is proposing these amendments to update and streamline HUD's current FOIA regulation. This proposed rule would update HUD's regulations to reflect statutory changes to FOIA, current HUD organizational structure, and current HUD policies and practices with respect to FOIA. Finally, the rule......

  15. 73 FR 14478 - Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) Website Complaint Questionnaire

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    ... URBAN DEVELOPMENT Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) Website Complaint Questionnaire AGENCY... subject proposal. The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 (RESPA), 12 U.S.C. 2601 et seq., and... Proposed Use: The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 (RESPA), 12 U.S.C. 2601 et seq., and...

  16. Acts of Endearment

    PubMed Central

    Stephens, G. Gayle

    1992-01-01

    Legitimate and clinically useful affection between physicians and patients can be nurtured by attending to duties enjoined by traditional codes of ethics. Three acts of endearment have special importance for today's family physicians: smoothing the bed of death; keeping patients' secrets; and not abandoning patients on account of incurability. PMID:20469528

  17. Respect for Acting.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hagen, Uta

    This book, based on the author's experience as a professional actress, is divided into three sections. The first part, "The Actor," deals with techniques the actor uses to function physically, verbally, and emotionally and discusses the actor's concept of himself and the art of acting. The second part, "The Object Exercises," consists of a series…

  18. Acting like a Pro

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walker, Marlon A.

    2012-01-01

    The Saturday morning acting class in the Pearson Hall auditorium at Miles College boasts the school's highest attendance all year. The teacher, actress Robin Givens, was a lure few students--and others from surrounding areas--could resist. Some came to learn about their prospective field from a professional. Others were there for pointers to…

  19. Improving America's Schools Act

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Cradler, John; Bridgforth, Elizabeth

    1995-01-01

    The Improving America's Schools ACT (IASA) emphasizes coherent systemic education reform, with Goals 2000 setting common standards for IASA and the recently authorized School-to-Work Program. IASA addresses the need to raise academic achievement, increase opportunities to learn, improve professional development, increase community involvement, utilize instructional applications of technology, and improve assessment, and allow more local flexibility in the use of funds.

  20. The USA PATRIOT Act.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Minow, Mary; Coyle, Karen; Kaufman, Paula

    2002-01-01

    Explains the USA PATRIOT (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism) Act, passed after the September 11 terrorist attacks, and its implications for libraries and patron records. Considers past dealings with the FBI; court orders; search warrants; wiretaps; and subpoenas. Includes:…

  1. ACTS Mobile Terminals

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Abbe, Brian S.; Agan, Martin J.; Jedrey, Thomas C.

    1997-01-01

    The development of the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) Mobile Terminal (AMT) and its follow-on, the Broadband Aeronautical Terminal (BAT), have provided an excellent testbed for the evaluation of K- and Ka-band mobile satellite communications systems. An overview of both of these terminals is presented in this paper.

  2. The Genetic Privacy Act and commentary

    SciTech Connect

    Annas, G.J.; Glantz, L.H.; Roche, P.A.

    1995-02-28

    The Genetic Privacy Act is a proposal for federal legislation. The Act is based on the premise that genetic information is different from other types of personal information in ways that require special protection. The DNA molecule holds an extensive amount of currently indecipherable information. The major goal of the Human Genome Project is to decipher this code so that the information it contains is accessible. The privacy question is, accessible to whom? The highly personal nature of the information contained in DNA can be illustrated by thinking of DNA as containing an individual`s {open_quotes}future diary.{close_quotes} A diary is perhaps the most personal and private document a person can create. It contains a person`s innermost thoughts and perceptions, and is usually hidden and locked to assure its secrecy. Diaries describe the past. The information in one`s genetic code can be thought of as a coded probabilistic future diary because it describes an important part of a unique and personal future. This document presents an introduction to the proposal for federal legislation `the Genetic Privacy Act`; a copy of the proposed act; and comment.

  3. 77 FR 23226 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ...In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Logistics Agency announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have......

  4. 78 FR 51171 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), DoD. ACTION: Notice. In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department...

  5. 76 FR 43374 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ...The Department of the Treasury, on behalf of itself and the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law......

  6. 75 FR 11634 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice and... Reduction Act of 1995 44, U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions... Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 601 13th Street,...

  7. 77 FR 35754 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... Manager for Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation, Community Development Financial... Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice and... Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Community...

  8. 78 FR 29383 - Proposed Collection, Comment Request

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    ... injury and illness prevention strategies; and to support Occupational Safety and Health Administration... of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.'' A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR...) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires the Secretary of Labor to develop...

  9. 75 FR 20004 - Proposed Collection, Comment Request

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    ... and illness prevention strategies; and to support Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA... of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.'' A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR...) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires the Secretary of Labor to develop...

  10. 77 FR 71176 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, DoD. ACTION: Notice. In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of...

  11. 78 FR 50449 - Proposed Collection, Comment Request

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    ... Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) . This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the... clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The... ``Telephone Point of Purchase Survey.'' A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can...

  12. 78 FR 29122 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... Department of the Air Force Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Headquarter Air Force Special...) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Headquarter Air Force Special Operations Command Special... collection instruments, please write to the Headquarter Air Force Special Operations Command...

  13. 78 FR 32638 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... Department of the Air Force Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Department of Defense/Department of the Air Force/Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service (DoD/USAF/AFRS). ACTION: Notice. In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Air...

  14. 50 CFR 85.22 - Grant proposals.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Grant proposals. 85.22 Section 85.22 Wildlife and Fisheries UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (CONTINUED) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE-WILDLIFE SPORT FISH RESTORATION PROGRAM CLEAN VESSEL ACT GRANT PROGRAM Application...

  15. 78 FR 51172 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, DoD. ACTION: Notice. In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of...

  16. 78 FR 24392 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... (DTIC), DoD. ACTION: Notice. In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) announces a proposed extension of a public... to the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), Marketing and Registration Division, 8725 John...

  17. 78 FR 14620 - Joint Development: Proposed Circular

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    ... published guidance on the eligibility of joint development activities for FTA funding. 72 FR 5788 (Feb. 7... review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2000 (65 FR... Federal Transit Administration Joint Development: Proposed Circular AGENCY: Federal Transit...

  18. 76 FR 54747 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

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    ... Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed collection will gather information on solar energy market indicators. The Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP) seeks to reduce non-hardware costs of solar systems... energy offices) on policies and processes that contribute to solar system costs; (3) Type of Request:...

  19. 77 FR 53876 - Proposed Subsequent Arrangement

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    ...This notice is being issued under the authority of section 131a. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. The Department is providing notice of a proposed subsequent arrangement under the Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Civil Uses of Nuclear Energy Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada and the Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful......

  20. 78 FR 40131 - Proposed Subsequent Arrangement

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    ...This notice is being issued under the authority of section 131a. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. The Department is providing notice of a proposed subsequent arrangement under the Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Civil Uses of Nuclear Energy Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada and the Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful......

  1. 76 FR 30325 - Proposed Subsequent Arrangement

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    ...This notice is being issued under the authority of section 131a. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. The Department is providing notice of a proposed subsequent arrangement under the Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Civil Uses of Nuclear Energy Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada and the Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful......

  2. 78 FR 40131 - Proposed Subsequent Arrangement

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    ...This notice is being issued under the authority of section 131a. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. The Department is providing notice of a proposed subsequent arrangement under the Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Argentine Republic Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy and the Agreement Between the......

  3. 78 FR 40735 - Proposed Subsequent Arrangement

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    ...This notice is being issued under the authority of section 131a. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. The Department is providing notice of a proposed subsequent arrangement under the Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Civil Uses of Nuclear Energy Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada and the Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful......

  4. 78 FR 40132 - Proposed Subsequent Arrangement

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    ...This notice is being issued under the authority of section 131a. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. The Department is providing notice of a proposed subsequent arrangement under the Agreement for Cooperation Concerning Civil Uses of Nuclear Energy Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada and the Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful......

  5. 76 FR 30326 - Proposed Subsequent Arrangement

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    ...This notice is being issued under the authority of section 131a. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. The Department is providing notice of a proposed subsequent arrangement under paragraph 2 of Article 5 of the Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Japan Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear...

  6. 77 FR 27738 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ...The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the Bureau is soliciting comments concerning the......

  7. 78 FR 5171 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... (NGA), DoD. ACTION: Notice. In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Online GEOINT Services (OGS) directorate of NGA announces a proposed public information... NGA seeks ways to deliver geospatial information more rapidly and more efficiently. By...

  8. 77 FR 72335 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ...In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Logistics Agency announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have......

  9. 78 FR 9036 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration; OSD/DA&M, DoD. ACTION: Notice. In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office...

  10. 78 FR 70929 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Army announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a... submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on...

  11. 75 FR 22569 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... Department of the Navy Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Marine Corps Marathon, Marine Corps Base... the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Marine Corps Marathon, Marine Corps Base Quantico announces..., please write to the Marine Corps Marathon Office, Attn: Angela Huff, P.O. Box 188, Quantico, VA 22134,...

  12. Acts of kindness and acts of novelty affect life satisfaction.

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    Buchanan, Kathryn E; Bardi, Anat

    2010-01-01

    The present experiment was designed to establish the effects of acts of kindness and acts of novelty on life satisfaction. Participants aged 18-60 took part on a voluntary basis. They were randomly assigned to perform either acts of kindness, acts of novelty, or no acts on a daily basis for 10 days. Their life satisfaction was measured before and after the 10-day experiment. As expected, performing acts of kindness or acts of novelty resulted in an increase in life satisfaction. PMID:20575332

  13. 77 FR 64241 - Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation of Exemptions

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    ...; ] CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU 12 CFR Part 1070 Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation of Exemptions AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The... Confidential business information, Consumer protection, Freedom of information, Privacy. Authority and...

  14. 77 FR 40921 - Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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    ...The United States Postal Service[supreg] is proposing to modify a Customer Privacy Act System of Records. These modifications reflect the addition of language preferences selected by the customer and an update to the system manager's...

  15. 75 FR 77673 - National Environmental Policy Act: Scientific Balloon Program

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    ... SPACE ADMINISTRATION National Environmental Policy Act: Scientific Balloon Program AGENCY: National... Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) with respect to its proposed increase in scientific balloon launches at the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF). CSBF would launch up to 10...

  16. 75 FR 21250 - Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records

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    ...The National Security Agency/Central Security Service is proposing to amend a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as...

  17. 76 FR 81950 - Privacy Act; System of Records

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    ...In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Office of Inspector General gives notice of a proposed amendment to its Privacy Act system of records entitled ``Consolidated Data Repository'' (09-90-1000). This system of records is being amended to include records regarding Federal and State benefit programs and service providers in Federal health care...

  18. 77 FR 47641 - Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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    ...In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) gives notice of and requests comments on the proposed revision of one existing system of records, the establishment of four new systems of records, and the removal of three existing systems of records notices. The revised existing system of records is ``Fraud......

  19. 78 FR 5789 - Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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    ... Department of the Air Force Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, DoD. ACTION: Notice to alter a System of Records. SUMMARY: The Department of the Air Force proposes to alter a.... Shedrick, Department of the Air Force Privacy Office, Air Force Privacy Act Office, Office of......

  20. 78 FR 5791 - Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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  1. 75 FR 79345 - Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records

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    ... of the Secretary Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records AGENCY: Office of the Secretary of Defense... proposes to alter a system of records in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974... INFORMATION: The Office of the Secretary of Defense notices for systems of records subject to the Privacy...

  2. 75 FR 80529 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

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    ... OF ACTUARIES Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries... with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Joint Board for the Enrollment of.... As described below, the Joint Board proposes to consolidate the nine current systems into...

  3. 75 FR 64403 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended

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    ... at 73 FR 13326-13330, March 12, 2008. As described below, the IRS proposes to alter the three systems... Internal Revenue Service Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service, Treasury. ACTION... requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue...

  4. 75 FR 54561 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Rule To List the Ozark Hellbender...

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    ...We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose endangered status under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), for the Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi) throughout its entire range. The species is found in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. If we finalize this proposed rule, it would extend the Act's protection to the Ozark hellbender.......

  5. ACTS of Education

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    Bauer, Robert; Krawczyk, Richard; Gargione, Frank; Kruse, Hans; Vrotsos, Pete (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    Now in its ninth year of operations, the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) program has continued, although since May 2000 in a new operations arrangement involving a university based consortium, the Ohio Consortium for Advanced Communications Technology (OCACT), While NASA has concluded its experimental intentions of ACTS, the spacecraft's ongoing viability has permitted its further operations to provide educational opportunities to engineering and communications students interested in satellite operations, as well as a Ka-band test bed for commercial interests in utilizing Kaband space communications. The consortium has reached its first year of operations. This generous opportunity by NASA has already resulted in unique educational opportunities for students in obtaining "hands-on" experience, such as, in satellite attitude control. An update is presented on the spacecraft and consortium operations.

  6. ACTS TDMA network control

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    Inukai, T.; Campanella, S. J.

    This paper presents basic network control concepts for the Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) System. Two experimental systems, called the low-burst-rate and high-burst-rate systems, along with ACTS ground system features, are described. The network control issues addressed include frame structures, acquisition and synchronization procedures, coordinated station burst-time plan and satellite-time plan changes, on-board clock control based on ground drift measurements, rain fade control by means of adaptive forward-error-correction (FEC) coding and transmit power augmentation, and reassignment of channel capacities on demand. The NASA ground system, which includes a primary station, diversity station, and master control station, is also described.

  7. Proposed IDEA Regulations. Joint Hearing of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, and the Committee on Education and the Workforce, House of Representatives, on Examining the Department of Education's Development of the Regulations Necessary To Implement the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 (Public Law 105-17). One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.

    This is a transcript from a Joint Hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce that addresses the U.S. Department of Education's development of regulations necessary to implement the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of…

  8. [Patients' Rights Act].

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    Haier, A J

    2016-09-01

    The new Patients' Rights Act does not reflect rights of patients as professional obligations of physicians for the first time. It adopted common longtime jurisdiction, but in some respects it is going beyond. This law clearly extended the documentation requirements of physicians, especially concerning the extent of documentation. In surgical fields the requirements for enlightening physicians were more strongly worded than in previous jurisdiction. In medical facilities it is now mandatory to establish an internal quality management system. PMID:27626814

  9. Toxic Substances Control Act

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    Not Available

    1992-05-15

    This Reference Book contains a current copy of the Toxic Substances Control Act and those regulations that implement the statute and appear to be most relevant to DOE activities. The document is provided to DOE and contractor staff for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as legal guidance. Questions concerning this Reference Book may be directed to Mark Petts, EH-231 (202/586-2609).

  10. ACTE Wing Loads Analysis

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    Horn, Nicholas R.

    2015-01-01

    The Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge (ACTE) project modified a Gulfstream III (GIII) aircraft with a new flexible flap that creates a seamless transition between the flap and the wing. As with any new modification, it is crucial to ensure that the aircraft will not become overstressed in flight. To test this, Star CCM a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software program was used to calculate aerodynamic data for the aircraft at given flight conditions.

  11. Freedom of Information Act

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    Newman, D.J.

    2012-01-01

    The Freedom of Information Act( FOIA), 5 U.S.C.§ 552, as amended, generally provides that any person has a right to request access to Federal agency records. The USGS proactively promotes information disclosure as inherent to its mission of providing objective science to inform decisionmakers and the general public. USGS scientists disseminate up-to-date and historical scientific data that are critical to addressing national and global priorities.

  12. The ACTS multibeam antenna

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    Regier, Frank A.

    1992-04-01

    The Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) to be launched in 1993 introduces several new technologies including a multibeam antenna (MBA) operating at Ka-band. The satellite is introduced briefly, and then the MBA, consisting of electrically similar 30 GHz received and 20 GHz transmit offset Cassegrain systems utilizing orthogonal linear polarizations, is described. Dual polarization is achieved by using one feed assembly for each polarization in conjunction with nested front and back subreflectors, the gridded front subreflector acting as a window for one polarization and a reflector for the other. The antennas produce spot beams with approximately 0.3 deg beamwidth and gains of approximately 50 dbi. High surface accuracy and high edge taper produce low sidelobe levels and high cross-polarization isolation. A brief description is given of several Ka-band components fabricated for ACTS. These include multiflare antenna feedhorns, beam-forming networks utilizing latching ferrite waveguide switches, a 30 GHz high mobility electron transmitter (HEMT) low-noise amplifier and a 20 GHz TWT power amplifier.

  13. The ACTS multibeam antenna

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Regier, Frank A.

    1992-01-01

    The Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) to be launched in 1993 introduces several new technologies including a multibeam antenna (MBA) operating at Ka-band. The satellite is introduced briefly, and then the MBA, consisting of electrically similar 30 GHz received and 20 GHz transmit offset Cassegrain systems utilizing orthogonal linear polarizations, is described. Dual polarization is achieved by using one feed assembly for each polarization in conjunction with nested front and back subreflectors, the gridded front subreflector acting as a window for one polarization and a reflector for the other. The antennas produce spot beams with approximately 0.3 deg beamwidth and gains of approximately 50 dbi. High surface accuracy and high edge taper produce low sidelobe levels and high cross-polarization isolation. A brief description is given of several Ka-band components fabricated for ACTS. These include multiflare antenna feedhorns, beam-forming networks utilizing latching ferrite waveguide switches, a 30 GHz high mobility electron transmitter (HEMT) low-noise amplifier and a 20 GHz TWT power amplifier.

  14. 76 FR 42949 - Rules Implementing Amendments to the Investment Advisers Act of 1940

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    ... Act Release No. 3111 (Nov. 19, 2010) [75 FR 77190 (Dec. 10, 2010)] (``Exemptions Proposing Release... Internet advisers). As a consequence of section 410 of the Dodd-Frank Act, we estimate that approximately...

  15. EPA proposes new rules for injection wells

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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed rule changes to strengthen regulations protecting underground sources of drinking water from underground injection of hazardous wastes. The action is authorized by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Safe Drinking Water Act. The proposed rules were published in Federal Register August 27, 1987.“This proposal assures that hazardous wastes will either be properly treated or placed in an area where they can't contaminate underground sources of drinking water,” said Lawrence J. Jensen, EPA Assistant Administrator for Water. “The regulations would prohibit the migration of untreated hazardous waste out of the injection zone.”

  16. The Balancing Act

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    Fowler, Kimberly M.

    2008-05-01

    This essay is being proposed as part of a book titled: "Motherhood: The Elephant in the Laboratory." It offers professional and personal advice on how to balance working in the research field with a family life.

  17. Consumer protection act for digital products

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    Hampel, Viktor E.

    1996-03-01

    This report proposes a `Consumer Protection Act for Digital Products' to support electronic commerce and to control the increasing abuse and lack of security on the national information highways. Patterned after the `Food and Drug Act of 1906 (21 USC)' and subsequent legislation, a new agency similar to that of the FDA would have the authority `to develop administrative policy with regard to the safety, effectiveness, and labeling of digital products and their communications for human use, and to review and evaluate new applications of such products.' Specifically, it is proposed that standards, originally developed by the defense industry for the labeling, enveloping, and authentication of digital products delivered to the Government, be extended to promote global electronic commerce by protecting the intellectual property rights of producers, establishing their liability for the end-use of digital products, and give consumers means for informed decision making and purchase.

  18. Uncooled infrared detectors toward smaller pixel pitch with newly proposed pixel structure

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    Tohyama, Shigeru; Sasaki, Tokuhito; Endoh, Tsutomu; Sano, Masahiko; Katoh, Kouji; Kurashina, Seiji; Miyoshi, Masaru; Yamazaki, Takao; Ueno, Munetaka; Katayama, Haruyoshi; Imai, Tadashi

    2011-06-01

    Since authors have successfully demonstrated uncooled infrared (IR) focal plane array (FPA) with 23.5 um pixel pitch, it has been widely utilized for commercial applications such as thermography, security camera and so on. One of the key issues for uncooled IR detector technology is to shrink the pixel size. The smaller the pixel pitch, the more the IR camera products become compact and the less cost. This paper proposes a new pixel structure with a diaphragm and beams which are placed in different level, to realize an uncooled IRFPA with smaller pixel pitch )<=17 μm). The upper level consists of diaphragm with VOx bolometer and IR absorber layers, while the lower level consists of the two beams, which are designed to place on the adjacent pixels. The test devices of this pixel design with 12 um, 15 um and 17 um pitch have been fabricated on the Si ROIC of QVGA (320 × 240) with 23.5 um pitch. Their performances reveal nearly equal to the IRFPA with 23.5 um pitch. For example, noise equivalent temperature difference (NETD) of 12 μm pixel is 63.1 mK with thermal time constant of 14.5 msec. In addition, this new structure is expected to be more effective for the existing IRFPA with 23.5 um pitch in order to improve the IR responsivity.

  19. 76 FR 60601 - Proposed Information Collections; Comment Request

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests AGENCY: Department of Education. SUMMARY: The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office...