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  1. 76 FR 13201 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-0039; FEMA...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-10

    ...-0-2A, National Fire Academy (NFA) Long-Term Evaluation Student/Trainee; FEMA Form 078-0-2, NFA Long... collection; OMB No. 1660-0039; FEMA Form 078-0-2A (Presently FEMA Form 95-59), NFA Long- Term Evaluation Student/Trainee; FEMA Form 078-0-2 (Presently FEMA Form 95-58), NFA Long-Term Evaluation Supervisors...

  2. 75 FR 66115 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; FEMA...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-27

    ... Request; FEMA Mitigation Success Story Database AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION... Database. Type of information collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. [[Page...

  3. 76 FR 77547 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, FEMA Preparedness...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-13

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2011-0039..., FEMA Preparedness Grants: Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its...

  4. 75 FR 8384 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-NEW; FEMA...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-24

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2010-0006... Preparedness Grants: State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) Tribal AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency...-NEW; FEMA Form 089-22, SHSP-Tribal Investment Justification Template. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency...

  5. 7 CFR 1955.72 - Utilization of inventory housing by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or under a...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Family Housing Servicing and Property Management (SFH/SPM) Division in the National Office. [54 FR 20523... Management Agency (FEMA) or under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Agency and the Department of... Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL HOUSING SERVICE, RURAL BUSINESS...

  6. 78 FR 50435 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request: FEMA Mitigation...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-19

    ... Mitigation Success Story Database AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY... (GPRA) (Pub. L. 103.62 Section 2) FEMA has established the FEMA Mitigation Best Practices success story... stories incorporate mitigation strategies that have been successfully implemented and provide real- world...

  7. 75 FR 24730 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-0046; FEMA...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-05

    ... cost State, local or Tribal Government; Business or FEMA/EMI Independent Study 1,682,231 4 6,728,924 0... Tribal Government; Business or FEMA/EMI Independent Study 186,914 4 747,656 0.75 560,742 28.45 15,953,110... Independent Study Course Enrollment and Test Answer Sheet AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS...

  8. Potential Applications of Cable Television (CATV) to the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Communications Mission.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-07-01

    8217D-RI31 326 POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS OF CABLE TELEVISION (CATY) TO i2 THE FEMA (FEDERAL EM.. (U) CONTROL ENERGY CORP BOSTON MR D D GILLIGAN ET AL. JUL...9. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME AND ADDRESS 10. PROGRAM ELEMENT. PROJECT, TASK AREA & WORK UNIT NUMBERS Control Energy Corporation 470 Atlantic...Avenue Boston, MA 02210 ______________ 11. CONTROLLING OFFICE NAME AND ADDRESS 12. REPORT DATE Federal Emergency Management Agency July, 1983 OAM

  9. 7 CFR 1955.72 - Utilization of inventory housing by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or under a...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... Management Agency (FEMA) or under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for transitional housing for the homeless. 1955.72 Section 1955.72... between the Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for transitional housing for the...

  10. 7 CFR 1955.72 - Utilization of inventory housing by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or under a...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... Management Agency (FEMA) or under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for transitional housing for the homeless. 1955.72 Section 1955.72... between the Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for transitional housing for the...

  11. 7 CFR 1955.72 - Utilization of inventory housing by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or under a...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Management Agency (FEMA) or under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for transitional housing for the homeless. 1955.72 Section 1955.72... between the Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for transitional housing for the...

  12. 7 CFR 1955.72 - Utilization of inventory housing by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or under a...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Management Agency (FEMA) or under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for transitional housing for the homeless. 1955.72 Section 1955.72... between the Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for transitional housing for the...

  13. 44 CFR 352.6 - FEMA determination on the commitment of Federal facilities and resources.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY PREPAREDNESS COMMERCIAL NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLANNING Certifications and Determinations § 352.6 FEMA determination on... radiological emergency preparedness plan. (d) The FEMA Deputy Administrator for the National Preparedness...

  14. 75 FR 38115 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; FEMA Grants...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-01

    ... information collection; OMB No. 1660-0025; FEMA Form 112-0-2, Budget Information--Construction; 112-0-3, 112-0-3A, 112-0-3B, 112-0-3C, Summary Sheet for Assurances and Certifications; 112-0-4, Outlay Report and... Number: 1660-0025. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 112-0-2, Budget Information-- Construction; 112-0-3...

  15. 7 CFR 1945.25 - Relationship between FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 and FEMA.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... adverse weather condition or natural phenomenon, the FEMA representative will be advised to contact the... consulting with other council members in making the selection. FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law...

  16. 78 FR 39304 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-01

    ....80 106,142.40 Prioritization/FEMA Form 089-20. Total 39 78 25,038 946,436.40 Note: The ``Avg. Hourly.... Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the hour burden is $946,436.40. There are no...

  17. 75 FR 6681 - National Disaster Recovery Framework

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-10

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2010-0004] National Disaster Recovery Framework AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination...

  18. 76 FR 70745 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Flood...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-15

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2011-0034...; National Flood Insurance Program--Mortgage Portfolio Protection Program AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its...

  19. 76 FR 64361 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Flood...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-18

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2011-0029...; National Flood Insurance Program Claims Appeals Process AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to...

  20. 41 CFR 102-75.760 - Who must the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... Response Purposes § 102-75.760 Who must the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the Federal Emergency... Justice Programs (OJP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) notify that surplus real property is available for correctional facility, law enforcement, or emergency management response purposes...

  1. 41 CFR 102-75.760 - Who must the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Response Purposes § 102-75.760 Who must the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the Federal Emergency... Justice Programs (OJP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) notify that surplus real property is available for correctional facility, law enforcement, or emergency management response purposes...

  2. 41 CFR 102-75.760 - Who must the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Response Purposes § 102-75.760 Who must the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the Federal Emergency... Justice Programs (OJP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) notify that surplus real property is available for correctional facility, law enforcement, or emergency management response purposes...

  3. 41 CFR 102-75.760 - Who must the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Who must the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) notify that surplus real property is available for correctional facility, law enforcement, or emergency management response purposes? 102-75.760 Section 102-75.760 Public...

  4. 78 FR 39303 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; FEMA's Grants...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-01

    ... reporting system designed to help State Administrative Agencies (SAAs) meet all reporting requirements as... annual costs to respondents operations and maintenance costs for technical services. There is no annual...

  5. 78 FR 60300 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; FEMA's...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-10-01

    ...) is a web-based reporting system designed to help State Administrative Agencies (SAAs) meet all... respondents operations and maintenance costs for technical services. There is no annual start-up or capital...

  6. 78 FR 60299 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; FEMA...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-10-01

    ... information to evaluate applicants' familiarity with the national preparedness architecture and identify how elements of this architecture have been incorporated into regional/state/local planning, operations, and...

  7. 75 FR 38114 - [Docket ID FEMA-2010-0008

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-01

    ...: 1660-NEW. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form FEMA Form 091-0, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation...; Existing collection in use without an OMB control number; OMB No. 1660-NEW; FEMA Form FEMA Form 091-0...] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No. 1660-NEW...

  8. Improving Risk Management and Resiliency: A Plan for a Proactive National Policy on Insurance Practices in FEMA’s Public Assistance Program

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-12-01

    DisasterRecoveryExpenditure/Pag es/default.aspx, Canadian Disaster Database, and www.fema.gov) 116 Table 15. Comparison of declaration criteria and disasters for $30 million...the role of insurance in FEMA’s Public Assistance program. The guidance provided in the 44 CFR has not kept up with the industry since being...the nation. xxix THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK I. INTRODUCTION Insurance is a complex industry , which is a large component of the U.S

  9. 78 FR 15968 - National Advisory Council

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    2013-03-13

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2007-0008] National Advisory Council AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Committee Management... Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting individuals who are interested in serving on the National Advisory...

  10. 77 FR 9953 - National Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-21

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2007-0008] National Advisory Council AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Committee Management... Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting individuals who are interested in serving on the National Advisory...

  11. 76 FR 22911 - National Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-25

    ... discussions on professionalism of emergency management, approaches for National Incident Management System... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2007-0008] National Advisory Council AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Committee Management...

  12. 75 FR 67382 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-02

    ... (Spanish). SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the information collection... Structure Amendments to National Flood Insurance Program Maps (Spanish). Abstract: This collection of... Form 086-0-26B (1.38 hours), FEMA Form 086-0-22 English (2.4 hours), FEMA Form 086-0- 22A Spanish (2.4...

  13. 44 CFR 8.3 - Senior FEMA official responsible for the information security program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... responsible for the information security program. 8.3 Section 8.3 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GENERAL NATIONAL SECURITY INFORMATION § 8.3 Senior FEMA official responsible for the information security program. The Director of the Security...

  14. FEMA Asteroid Impact Tabletop Exercise Simulations

    SciTech Connect

    Boslough, Mark; Jennings, Barbara; Carvey, Brad

    We describe the computational simulations and damage assessments that we provided in support of a tabletop exercise (TTX) at the request of NASA's Near-Earth Objects Program Office. The overall purpose of the exercise was to assess leadership reactions, information requirements, and emergency management responses to a hypothetical asteroid impact with Earth. The scripted exercise consisted of discovery, tracking, and characterization of a hypothetical asteroid; inclusive of mission planning, mitigation, response, impact to population, infrastructure and GDP, and explicit quantification of uncertainty. Participants at the meeting included representatives of NASA, Department of Defense, Department of State, Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergencymore » Management Agency (FEMA), and the White House. The exercise took place at FEMA headquarters. Sandia's role was to assist the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in developing the impact scenario, to predict the physical effects of the impact, and to forecast the infrastructure and economic losses. We ran simulations using Sandia's CTH hydrocode to estimate physical effects on the ground, and to produce contour maps indicating damage assessments that could be used as input for the infrastructure and economic models. We used the FASTMap tool to provide estimates of infrastructure damage over the affected area, and the REAcct tool to estimate the potential economic severity expressed as changes to GDP (by nation, region, or sector) due to damage and short-term business interruptions.« less

  15. FEMA Asteroid Impact Tabletop Exercise Simulations

    DOE PAGES

    Boslough, Mark; Jennings, Barbara; Carvey, Brad; ...

    2015-05-19

    We describe the computational simulations and damage assessments that we provided in support of a tabletop exercise (TTX) at the request of NASA's Near-Earth Objects Program Office. The overall purpose of the exercise was to assess leadership reactions, information requirements, and emergency management responses to a hypothetical asteroid impact with Earth. The scripted exercise consisted of discovery, tracking, and characterization of a hypothetical asteroid; inclusive of mission planning, mitigation, response, impact to population, infrastructure and GDP, and explicit quantification of uncertainty. Participants at the meeting included representatives of NASA, Department of Defense, Department of State, Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergencymore » Management Agency (FEMA), and the White House. The exercise took place at FEMA headquarters. Sandia's role was to assist the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in developing the impact scenario, to predict the physical effects of the impact, and to forecast the infrastructure and economic losses. We ran simulations using Sandia's CTH hydrocode to estimate physical effects on the ground, and to produce contour maps indicating damage assessments that could be used as input for the infrastructure and economic models. We used the FASTMap tool to provide estimates of infrastructure damage over the affected area, and the REAcct tool to estimate the potential economic severity expressed as changes to GDP (by nation, region, or sector) due to damage and short-term business interruptions.« less

  16. 44 CFR 5.41 - FEMA publications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... obtain FEMA publications without charge from the FEMA Headquarters, Regional Offices, the FEMA Library at... purchased, in which case fees will be charged as set out in a FEMA catalogue. Non-exempt FEMA research...

  17. 44 CFR 5.41 - FEMA publications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... obtain FEMA publications without charge from the FEMA Headquarters, Regional Offices, the FEMA Library at... purchased, in which case fees will be charged as set out in a FEMA catalogue. Non-exempt FEMA research...

  18. 44 CFR 5.41 - FEMA publications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... obtain FEMA publications without charge from the FEMA Headquarters, Regional Offices, the FEMA Library at... purchased, in which case fees will be charged as set out in a FEMA catalogue. Non-exempt FEMA research...

  19. 44 CFR 5.41 - FEMA publications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... obtain FEMA publications without charge from the FEMA Headquarters, Regional Offices, the FEMA Library at... purchased, in which case fees will be charged as set out in a FEMA catalogue. Non-exempt FEMA research...

  20. 44 CFR 5.41 - FEMA publications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... obtain FEMA publications without charge from the FEMA Headquarters, Regional Offices, the FEMA Library at... purchased, in which case fees will be charged as set out in a FEMA catalogue. Non-exempt FEMA research...

  1. 44 CFR 206.44 - FEMA-State Agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false FEMA-State Agreements. 206.44 Section 206.44 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE The Declaration Process § 206.44 FEMA...

  2. 44 CFR 206.44 - FEMA-State Agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false FEMA-State Agreements. 206.44 Section 206.44 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE The Declaration Process § 206.44 FEMA...

  3. 44 CFR 206.44 - FEMA-State Agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false FEMA-State Agreements. 206.44 Section 206.44 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE The Declaration Process § 206.44 FEMA...

  4. 44 CFR 206.44 - FEMA-State Agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2012-10-01 2011-10-01 true FEMA-State Agreements. 206.44 Section 206.44 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE The Declaration Process § 206.44 FEMA...

  5. 44 CFR 206.44 - FEMA-State Agreements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false FEMA-State Agreements. 206.44 Section 206.44 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE The Declaration Process § 206.44 FEMA...

  6. 44 CFR 350.12 - FEMA Headquarters review and approval.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... assistance that may be needed in the FEMA review and approval process. (b) If, after formal submission of the... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false FEMA Headquarters review and approval. 350.12 Section 350.12 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY...

  7. 78 FR 53774 - Guide for the Evaluation of Alert and Notification Systems for Nuclear Power Plants, FEMA-REP-10...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-30

    ...] Guide for the Evaluation of Alert and Notification Systems for Nuclear Power Plants, FEMA-REP-10, Rev. 1... the Guide for the Evaluation of Alert and Notification Systems for Nuclear Power Plants, FEMA-REP-10... Agency (FEMA) issued FEMA-REP-10, Guide for the Evaluation of Alert and Notification Systems for Nuclear...

  8. 75 FR 18524 - National Fire Academy Board of Visitors

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-12

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2008-0010] National Fire Academy Board of Visitors AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Open Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. [[Page 18525

  9. 76 FR 69755 - National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF)

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-09

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2010-0004] National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION... Framework (NRF) to provide organizing constructs and principles solely focused on disaster recovery...

  10. Seaside, Oregon Tsunami Pilot Study - modernization of FEMA flood hazard maps

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    ,

    2006-01-01

    FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) guidelines do not currently exist for conducting and incorporating tsunami hazard assessments that reflect the substantial advances in tsunami research achieved in the last two decades; this conclusion is the result of two FEMA-sponsored workshops and the associated Tsunami Focused Study. Therefore, as part of FEMA's Map Modernization Program, a Tsunami Pilot Study was carried out in the Seaside/Gearhart, Oregon, area to develop an improved Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Assessment (PTHA) methodology and to provide recommendations for improved tsunami hazard assessment guidelines. The Seaside area was chosen because it is typical of many coastal communities in the section of the Pacific Coast from Cape Mendocino to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and because State Agencies and local stakeholders expressed considerable interest in mapping the tsunami threat to this area. The study was an interagency effort by FEMA, U.S. Geological Survey and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in collaboration with the University of Southern California, Middle East Technical University. Portland State University, Horning Geosciences, Northwest Hydraulics Consultants, and the Oregon Department of Geological and Mineral Industries. Draft copies and a briefing on the contents, results and recommendations of this document were provided to FEMA officials before final publication.

  11. Seaside, Oregon, Tsunami Pilot Study-Modernization of FEMA Flood Hazard Maps: GIS Data

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Wong, Florence L.; Venturato, Angie J.; Geist, Eric L.

    2006-01-01

    Introduction: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) guidelines do not currently exist for conducting and incorporating tsunami hazard assessments that reflect the substantial advances in tsunami research achieved in the last two decades; this conclusion is the result of two FEMA-sponsored workshops and the associated Tsunami Focused Study (Chowdhury and others, 2005). Therefore, as part of FEMA's Map Modernization Program, a Tsunami Pilot Study was carried out in the Seaside/Gearhart, Oregon, area to develop an improved Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Analysis (PTHA) methodology and to provide recommendations for improved tsunami hazard assessment guidelines (Tsunami Pilot Study Working Group, 2006). The Seaside area was chosen because it is typical of many coastal communities in the section of the Pacific Coast from Cape Mendocino to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and because State agencies and local stakeholders expressed considerable interest in mapping the tsunami threat to this area. The study was an interagency effort by FEMA, U.S. Geological Survey, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in collaboration with the University of Southern California, Middle East Technical University, Portland State University, Horning Geoscience, Northwest Hydraulics Consultants, and the Oregon Department of Geological and Mineral Industries. We present the spatial (geographic information system, GIS) data from the pilot study in standard GIS formats and provide files for visualization in Google Earth, a global map viewer.

  12. 7 CFR 1945.25 - Relationship between FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 and FEMA.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 13 2011-01-01 2009-01-01 true Relationship between FmHA or its successor agency...) EMERGENCY Disaster Assistance-General § 1945.25 Relationship between FmHA or its successor agency under... FmHA or its successor agency under Public Law 103-354 on losses and damages caused by an unusual and...

  13. 78 FR 77480 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Revisions to...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-23

    ...; Revisions to National Flood Insurance Program Maps: Application Forms and Instructions for (C)LOMAs and (C..., Office of Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Room 8NE, Washington, DC 20472-3100. All submissions... Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA...

  14. 77 FR 59001 - Fee for Services To Support FEMA's Offsite Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-25

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2012-0028] Fee for Services To Support FEMA's Offsite Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program AGENCY: Federal... Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program. DATES: This hourly rate is effective for FY 2014 (October 1, 2013, to...

  15. 75 FR 19985 - Fee for Services To Support FEMA's Offsite Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-16

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2010-0007] Fee for Services To Support FEMA's Offsite Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program AGENCY: Federal... Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program. DATES: This hourly rate is effective for FY 2010 (October 1...

  16. 76 FR 61376 - NIMS Public Works Resources: Typed Resource Definitions (FEMA 508-7)

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-04

    ...] NIMS Public Works Resources: Typed Resource Definitions (FEMA 508-7) AGENCY: Federal Emergency... Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting public comments on the NIMS Public Works Resources: Typed Resource..., nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work together to prevent, protect against, respond to...

  17. National Test Facility civilian agency use of supercomputers not feasible

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1994-12-01

    Based on interviews with civilian agencies cited in the House report (DOE, DoEd, HHS, FEMA, NOAA), none would be able to make effective use of NTF`s excess supercomputing capabilities. These agencies stated they could not use the resources primarily because (1) NTF`s supercomputers are older machines whose performance and costs cannot match those of more advanced computers available from other sources and (2) some agencies have not yet developed applications requiring supercomputer capabilities or do not have funding to support such activities. In addition, future support for the hardware and software at NTF is uncertain, making any investment by anmore » outside user risky.« less

  18. 75 FR 7545 - Disaster Home Loans: FEMA Interaction

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-22

    ... Energy Act of 2008, which require SBA to promulgate regulations in consultation with the Administrator of...), SBA may refer the disaster victim to the appropriate agency. The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of... Sec. 123.108 to read as follows: Sec. 123.108 How do the SBA disaster loan program and the FEMA grant...

  19. 44 CFR 352.5 - FEMA action on licensee certification.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false FEMA action on licensee certification. 352.5 Section 352.5 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY PREPAREDNESS COMMERCIAL NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLANNING...

  20. GIS data for the Seaside, Oregon, Tsunami Pilot Study to modernize FEMA flood hazard maps

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Wong, Florence L.; Venturato, Angie J.; Geist, Eric L.

    2007-01-01

    A Tsunami Pilot Study was conducted for the area surrounding the coastal town of Seaside, Oregon, as part of the Federal Emergency Management's (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Map Modernization Program (Tsunami Pilot Study Working Group, 2006). The Cascadia subduction zone extends from Cape Mendocino, California, to Vancouver Island, Canada. The Seaside area was chosen because it is typical of many coastal communities subject to tsunamis generated by far- and near-field (Cascadia) earthquakes. Two goals of the pilot study were to develop probabilistic 100-year and 500-year tsunami inundation maps using Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Analysis (PTHA) and to provide recommendations for improving tsunami hazard assessment guidelines for FEMA and state and local agencies. The study was an interagency effort by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Geological Survey, and FEMA, in collaboration with the University of Southern California, Middle East Technical University, Portland State University, Horning Geoscience, Northwest Hydraulics Consultants, and the Oregon Department of Geological and Mineral Industries. The pilot study model data and results are published separately as a geographic information systems (GIS) data report (Wong and others, 2006). The flood maps and GIS data are briefly described here.

  1. 76 FR 20696 - National Fire Academy Board of Visitors

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    2011-04-13

    ...] National Fire Academy Board of Visitors AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Committee... Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced in the Federal Register at 76 FR 17425 that the National Fire... supplements that original meeting notice. DATES: The National Fire Academy Board of Visitors meeting was held...

  2. 44 CFR 350.10 - Public meeting in advance of FEMA approval.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... EMERGENCY PLANS AND PREPAREDNESS § 350.10 Public meeting in advance of FEMA approval. (a) During the FEMA Regional Office review of a State plan and prior to the submission by the Regional Administrator of the evaluation of the plan and exercise to the Deputy Administrator for the National Preparedness Directorate...

  3. 78 FR 35296 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2013-06-12

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2013-0017; OMB...: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency... concerning the National Flood Insurance Program, Mortgage Portfolio Protection Program (MPPP), which is an...

  4. 76 FR 33325 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

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    2011-06-08

    ... Management Sub-grant; FEMA Form 078-0-2 (previously FEMA Form 90-32), Principal Advisor's Report. SUMMARY...), Request for Fire Management Sub-grant; FEMA Form 078-0-2 (previously FEMA Form 90-32), Principal Advisor's... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2011-0003...

  5. 75 FR 45154 - National Security Division; Agency Information Collection Activities:

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1124-0003] National Security Division; Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information...), National Security Division (NSD), will be submitting the following information collection request to the...

  6. 77 FR 37914 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, State...

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    2012-06-25

    ... Request, State Preparedness Report AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice... Agency (FEMA), to conduct nationwide assessments of emergency preparedness. Affected Public: State, Local... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2012-0015...

  7. 78 FR 9711 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: Crisis...

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    ... Request: Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2012-0031...

  8. 32 CFR 147.24 - The national agency check.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false The national agency check. 147.24 Section 147.24 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PERSONNEL, MILITARY AND CIVILIAN... reinvestigations. It consists of a review of; (a) Investigative and criminal history files of the FBI, including a...

  9. 32 CFR 147.24 - The national agency check.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false The national agency check. 147.24 Section 147.24 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PERSONNEL, MILITARY AND CIVILIAN... reinvestigations. It consists of a review of; (a) Investigative and criminal history files of the FBI, including a...

  10. 32 CFR 147.24 - The national agency check.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false The national agency check. 147.24 Section 147.24 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PERSONNEL, MILITARY AND CIVILIAN... reinvestigations. It consists of a review of; (a) Investigative and criminal history files of the FBI, including a...

  11. 32 CFR 147.24 - The national agency check.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false The national agency check. 147.24 Section 147.24 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PERSONNEL, MILITARY AND CIVILIAN... reinvestigations. It consists of a review of; (a) Investigative and criminal history files of the FBI, including a...

  12. 32 CFR 147.24 - The national agency check.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false The national agency check. 147.24 Section 147.24 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PERSONNEL, MILITARY AND CIVILIAN... reinvestigations. It consists of a review of; (a) Investigative and criminal history files of the FBI, including a...

  13. The Life and Death of Two National Agencies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Haywood, Roy

    1986-01-01

    The history and demise of the following two educational agencies are discussed: the Schools Council for Curriculum and Examinations of England and Wales and the National Council for Innovation in Education of Norway. (RM)

  14. 76 FR 69753 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, Federal Hotel and...

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    2011-11-09

    ..., Federal Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Declaration Form AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS....regulations.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce Hensler, Fire Program Specialist, FEMA/U.S. Fire... accommodation meeting minimum requirements for protection of life from fire; the list is known as the National...

  15. 77 FR 32952 - Defense Intelligence Agency National Intelligence University Board of Visitors Closed Meeting

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    2012-06-04

    ... DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Intelligence Agency National Intelligence University Board of Visitors Closed Meeting AGENCY: Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Intelligence University. ACTION: Notice of closed meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of...

  16. 75 FR 76423 - Defense Intelligence Agency National Defense Intelligence College Board of Visitors Closed Meeting

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    2010-12-08

    ... DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Intelligence Agency National Defense Intelligence College Board of Visitors Closed Meeting AGENCY: National Defense Intelligence College, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice of Closed Meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the...

  17. 78 FR 32241 - Defense Intelligence Agency National Intelligence University Board of Visitors; Notice of Closed...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-29

    ... DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Intelligence Agency National Intelligence University Board of Visitors; Notice of Closed Meeting AGENCY: National Intelligence University, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice of closed meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the...

  18. 76 FR 28960 - Defense Intelligence Agency National Defense Intelligence College Board of Visitors Closed Meeting

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    2011-05-19

    ... DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Intelligence Agency National Defense Intelligence College Board of Visitors Closed Meeting AGENCY: National Defense Intelligence College, Defense Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice of Closed Meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the...

  19. 44 CFR 4.3 - What programs and activities of FEMA are subject to these regulations?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false What programs and activities of FEMA are subject to these regulations? 4.3 Section 4.3 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GENERAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVIEW OF FEDERAL...

  20. Interagency cooperation : FEMA and DOD in domestic support operations.

    DOT National Transportation Integrated Search

    1997-05-01

    This paper studies the interagency cooperation between DOD and FEMA, focusing specifically on the evolution of doctrine and procedures for responding to natural disasters. While both FEMA and DOD have improved in their ability to respond to disasters...

  1. 76 FR 37824 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-28

    ...; FEMA Form 078-0-2A, National Fire Academy (NFA) Long-Term Evaluation Student/Trainee; FEMA Form 078-0-2... Evaluation Student/Trainee; FEMA Form 078-0-2 (Presently FEMA Form 95-58), NFA Long-Term Evaluation...-term Evaluation Form for Supervisors and National Fire Academy Long-term Evaluation Form for Students...

  2. 78 FR 90 - Defense Intelligence Agency National Intelligence University Board of Visitors Closed Meeting

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    2013-01-02

    ... DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Intelligence Agency National Intelligence University Board of Visitors Closed Meeting AGENCY: National Intelligence University, Defense Intelligence... hereby given that a closed meeting of the National Intelligence University Board of Visitors has been...

  3. Development of a Prototype Contingency Plan Suitable for Use by FEMA (federal Emergency Management Agency) in Coordinating the Wartime Allocation of Health Manpower between the Military and Civilian Sectors

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-09-30

    UNCLASSIFIED SECl’IKTY CLASm;IFICATION OF THIS PAGE (When Dato Entered) REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE READ ISTRUCTONSBEFORE COMPLETING FORM 1. REPORT...Civilian Health Manpower Requirements Data ... .................. 4.6 4.3.5 Civilian Health Manpower Supply Data . . 4.7 4.4 Gata Base Creation and...reaeral *agencies involved. What is required is the development of adequate data bases for the civilian sector health manpower supply and requirements

  4. Measurement of Women's Agency in Egypt: A National Validation Study.

    PubMed

    Yount, Kathryn M; VanderEnde, Kristin E; Dodell, Sylvie; Cheong, Yuk Fai

    2016-09-01

    Despite widespread assumptions about women's empowerment and agency in the Arab Middle East, psychometric research of these constructs is limited. Using national data from 6214 married women ages 16-49 who took part in the 2006 Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey, we applied factor analysis to explore and then to test the factor structure of women's agency. We then used multiple indicator multiple cause structural equations models to test for differential item functioning (DIF) by women's age at first marriage, a potential resource for women's agency. Our results confirm that women's agency in Egypt is multi-dimensional and comprised of their (1) influence in family decisions, including those reserved for men, (2) freedom of movement in public spaces, and (3) attitudes about gender, specifically violence against wives. These dimensions confirm those explored previously in selected rural areas of Egypt and South Asia. Yet, three items showed significant uniform DIF by women's categorical age at first marriage, with and without a control for women's age in years. Models adjusting for DIF and women's age in years showed that women's older age at first marriage was positively associated with the factor means for family decision-making and gender-violence attitudes, but not freedom of movement. Our findings reveal the value of our analytical strategy for research on the dimensions and determinants of women's agency. Our approach offers a promising model to discern "hierarchies of evidence" for social policies and programs to enhance women's empowerment.

  5. 76 FR 13202 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-0058; Fire...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-10

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2011-0003... Management Assistance Grant Program AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 60-day... collection; OMB No. 1660-0058; FEMA Form 078-0-1 (previously FEMA Form 90-58), Request for Fire Management...

  6. 75 FR 53563 - National Preparedness Month, 2010

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-09-01

    ... America A Proclamation During National Preparedness Month, we stress the importance of strengthening the... families, our communities, and our country. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Ready Campaign... on emergency preparedness, including how to prepare a family emergency plan, create an emergency...

  7. 75 FR 24723 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-0037...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-05

    ... Insurance Program Maps (Spanish). SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its... Flood Insurance Program Maps (Spanish). Abstract: FEMA Forms 086-0-22 and 086-0-22A are designed to...,389 Single Residential Lot or Structure Amendments to National Flood Insurance Program Maps (Spanish...

  8. Health protection--a strategy and a national agency.

    PubMed

    Nicoll, A; Murray, V

    2002-05-01

    The Chief Medical Officer for England has published a strategy for health protection and announced the formation of a new body, the Health Protection Agency, to deal with the threats to health from infectious disease, chemicals, toxins and radiation hazards. This reflects international recognition of the need to combat threats to health from the likes of tuberculosis, HIV, influenza, anti-microbial resistance, chemical accidents and bio-terrorism, and the risks to health associated with increased movements of people, animals and goods, climate change and industrialisation. The strategy will strengthen surveillance and response linking contributions from clinical specialities with public health, microbiology, toxicology and radiation science within the health protection family. The Agency will be formed by combining a number of national and specialist public bodies and personnel delivering local protection services. The strategy represents a unique opportunity to strengthen local and national structures and develop a world-class health protection service. Detailed plans are being developed by the Department of Health with a variety of stakeholders for the launch of the Agency in 2003. A number of challenges will have to be met including developing and training the workforce in health protection, providing career structures for public health scientists and nurses, strengthening electronic communications and developing health protection networks within broader public health structures. Health protection should now be recognised as a sub-speciality of public health.

  9. 44 CFR Appendix B to Part 62 - National Flood Insurance Program

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false National Flood Insurance Program B Appendix B to Part 62 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY... Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)) may enter into an arrangement with individual private sector insurance...

  10. A simple methodology to produce flood risk maps consistent with FEMA's base flood elevation maps: Implementation and validation over the entire contiguous United States

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Goteti, G.; Kaheil, Y. H.; Katz, B. G.; Li, S.; Lohmann, D.

    2011-12-01

    In the United States, government agencies as well as the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) use flood inundation maps associated with the 100-year return period (base flood elevation, BFE), produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as the basis for flood insurance. A credibility check of the flood risk hydraulic models, often employed by insurance companies, is their ability to reasonably reproduce FEMA's BFE maps. We present results from the implementation of a flood modeling methodology aimed towards reproducing FEMA's BFE maps at a very fine spatial resolution using a computationally parsimonious, yet robust, hydraulic model. The hydraulic model used in this study has two components: one for simulating flooding of the river channel and adjacent floodplain, and the other for simulating flooding in the remainder of the catchment. The first component is based on a 1-D wave propagation model, while the second component is based on a 2-D diffusive wave model. The 1-D component captures the flooding from large-scale river transport (including upstream effects), while the 2-D component captures the flooding from local rainfall. The study domain consists of the contiguous United States, hydrologically subdivided into catchments averaging about 500 km2 in area, at a spatial resolution of 30 meters. Using historical daily precipitation data from the Climate Prediction Center (CPC), the precipitation associated with the 100-year return period event was computed for each catchment and was input to the hydraulic model. Flood extent from the FEMA BFE maps is reasonably replicated by the 1-D component of the model (riverine flooding). FEMA's BFE maps only represent the riverine flooding component and are unavailable for many regions of the USA. However, this modeling methodology (1-D and 2-D components together) covers the entire contiguous USA. This study is part of a larger modeling effort from Risk Management Solutions° (RMS) to estimate flood risk

  11. Bringing the National Security Agency into the Classroom: Ethical Reflections on Academia-Intelligence Agency Partnerships.

    PubMed

    Kampe, Christopher; Reid, Gwendolynne; Jones, Paul; S, Colleen; S, Sean; Vogel, Kathleen M

    2018-01-09

    Academia-intelligence agency collaborations are on the rise for a variety of reasons. These can take many forms, one of which is in the classroom, using students to stand in for intelligence analysts. Classrooms, however, are ethically complex spaces, with students considered vulnerable populations, and become even more complex when layering multiple goals, activities, tools, and stakeholders over those traditionally present. This does not necessarily mean one must shy away from academia-intelligence agency partnerships in classrooms, but that these must be conducted carefully and reflexively. This paper hopes to contribute to this conversation by describing one purposeful classroom encounter that occurred between a professor, students, and intelligence practitioners in the fall of 2015 at North Carolina State University: an experiment conducted as part of a graduate-level political science class that involved students working with a prototype analytic technology, a type of participatory sensing/self-tracking device, developed by the National Security Agency. This experiment opened up the following questions that this paper will explore: What social, ethical, and pedagogical considerations arise with the deployment of a prototype intelligence technology in the college classroom, and how can they be addressed? How can academia-intelligence agency collaboration in the classroom be conducted in ways that provide benefits to all parties, while minimizing disruptions and negative consequences? This paper will discuss the experimental findings in the context of ethical perspectives involved in values in design and participatory/self-tracking data practices, and discuss lessons learned for the ethics of future academia-intelligence agency partnerships in the classroom.

  12. 75 FR 17151 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

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    2010-04-05

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2009-0001...; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management.... 1660-NEW; FEMA Form 089-1, HSGP Investment Justification. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management...

  13. 75 FR 44001 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-27

    ... Insurance Program Maps (Spanish). SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the... (Spanish). Abstract: FEMA Forms 086-0-22 and 086-0-22A are designed to assist respondents in gathering...

  14. 76 FR 13672 - National Endowment for the Arts; Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-14

    ... of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery AGENCY: The National Endowment for the Arts, NFAH... Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA.... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service...

  15. 75 FR 45151 - National Security Division; Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection...

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    2010-08-02

    ... DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1124-0006] National Security Division; Agency Information...), National Security Division (NSD), will be submitting the following information collection request to the..., 10th & Constitution Avenue, NW., National Security Division, Counterespionage Section/Registration Unit...

  16. 75 FR 32493 - NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-, Rev. 1, Supplement 3, Guidance for Protective Action Recommendations for...

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    2010-06-08

    ... has been proposed by these two agencies to address emergency planning and preparedness for Nuclear..., to measure the adequacy of emergency preparedness plans of Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) owners and... changes proposed in FEMA's draft Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program Manual and Supplement 4 to...

  17. 78 FR 47676 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Professional Development...

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    2013-08-06

    ... DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED-2013-ICCD-0100] Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Professional Development Program: Grantee Performance Report AGENCY: Office of English Language Acquisition (OLEA), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In accordance...

  18. 77 FR 1945 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, National Fire...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-12

    ..., National Fire Department Census AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY... the development and continuation of the National Fire Department Census. DATES: Comments must be..., Statistician, United States Fire Administration, National Fire Data Center, (301) 447-1154 for additional...

  19. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Loomer, S. A.

    2004-12-01

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

  20. Federal Emergency Management Agency

    MedlinePlus

    ... Preparedness Goal National Preparedness System Blog Careers FEMA Earthquake Contacts Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships Grant ... hazard categories including riverine flood, hurricane surge, wind, earthquake, and Wildland-Urban Interface Fire. Skip footer content. ...

  1. 75 FR 52768 - National Protection and Programs Directorate; Agency Information Collection Activities: Office of...

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    2010-08-27

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS-2010-0071] National Protection and Programs Directorate; Agency Information Collection Activities: Office of Infrastructure Protection; Chemical Security.... SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of...

  2. 77 FR 63341 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: National...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-16

    ... DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs [OMB Number 1121-0321] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: National Institute of Justice Compliance Testing Program ACTION: 30-Day Notice. The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National...

  3. National Space Agencies vs. Commercial Space: Towards Improved Space Safety

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pelton, J.

    2013-09-01

    assume that thiscondition will not change. This seems particularly true for high profile, multi-billion dollar programs.The second part of the paper focuses on new commercial space programs that appear to be undertaken in a less restrictive manner; i.e. outside the constraints of politically-driven national space policies. Here the drivers—even within international consortia—seem to be on reliable performance and commercial return. Since sustained accident-free performance is critical to commercial programs very existence and profitability, the inherent role of safety in commercial space industry would seem clear. The question of prime interest for this paper is whether or not it might be possible for smaller and more focused commercial space entities, free from the constraints of space agency organizational and political constraints, to be more "risk adverse" and thus be more nimble in designing "safe" vehicles? If so how can this "safety first" corporate philosophy and management practice be detected and even objectively measured? Could, in the future, risk reduction at the level of design, quality verification, etc., be objectively measured?

  4. 77 FR 44647 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, National...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-07-30

    ... individuals to search for displaced friends, family, and household members. Affected Public: Individuals and..., National Emergency Family Registry and Locator System (NEFRLS) AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency... effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies...

  5. 76 FR 13673 - National Endowment for the Arts; Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-14

    ... generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be... of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery AGENCY: The National Endowment for the Arts, NFAH... Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA...

  6. 75 FR 9918 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-0006...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-03-04

    ... Endorsement; FEMA Form 086-0-5, Flood Insurance Preferred Risk Policy Application; FEMA Form 086-0-4, V-Zone Risk Factor Rating Form and Instructions. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of... Application; FEMA Form 086-0- [[Page 9919

  7. FEMA’s Preparedness for the Next Catastrophic Disaster

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-03-01

    made and is making significant progress. The primary problem, in our opinion, is that the planning efforts discussed above are very geocentric . For...Disaster Page 23 and cost savings. We initiated an audit in January 2008 to determine the extent to which FEMA effectively manages...11 hurricane prone states alone would cost $357 million.10 FEMA has determined through in-depth analysis that pre-positioning commodities is not

  8. The Role of State Library Agencies in National Plans for Library and Information Services.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Trezza, Alphonse F.

    1978-01-01

    A full-service national network of library and information services can only become a reality if there is careful articulation among local, state, multistate, and national planning and implementation activities. The role of the state library agency as coordinator, catalyst, initiator, and even-handed funding agency is essential, difficult, and…

  9. 77 FR 7171 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, National Fire...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-10

    ..., National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) v5.0 AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS... accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning National Fire... standardized reporting methods, to collect and analyze fire incident data at the Federal, State, and local...

  10. 77 FR 19025 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, National...

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    2012-03-29

    ... Request, National Fire Department Census AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice... Fire Department Census. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 30, 2012. ADDRESSES... Title: National Fire Department Census. Type of information collection: Revision of a currently approved...

  11. 77 FR 64382 - Agency Information Collection (Nation-Wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys) Activities Under OMB...

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    2012-10-19

    ... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-0712] Agency Information Collection (Nation-Wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys) Activities Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration... ``OMB Control No. 2900-0712.'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Nation-wide Customer Satisfaction...

  12. 75 FR 25320 - Agency Information Collection (Nation-wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys) Activities Under OMB...

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    2010-05-07

    ... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-0712] Agency Information Collection (Nation-wide Customer Satisfaction Surveys) Activities Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration... ``OMB Control No. 2900-0712.'' SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Nation-wide Customer Satisfaction...

  13. Exploring National Environmental Policy Act processes across federal land management agencies

    Treesearch

    Marc J. Stern; Michael J. Mortimer

    2009-01-01

    Broad discretion is granted at all levels throughout federal land management agencies regarding compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). We explored the diversity of procedures employed in NEPA processes across four agencies, the USDA Forest Service, The USDI National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

  14. 78 FR 23276 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Community Drill...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-18

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2013-0012; OMB...: Community Drill Day Registration AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork...

  15. 77 FR 59948 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2012-0024; OMB... AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management...

  16. 77 FR 28615 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB review; Comment Request; The...

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    ..., Cost Share Adjustment AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is submitting a request for review and approval of a collection... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2012-0020...

  17. 76 FR 54779 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, Write Your...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2011-0014; OMB..., Write Your Own (WYO) Program AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the following information collection to...

  18. 76 FR 58818 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB review; Comment Request; State...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2011-0023; OMB...; State Preparedness Report AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is submitting a request for review and approval of a collection...

  19. 78 FR 38726 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0007... Request AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management...

  20. 78 FR 66374 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2013-0029; OMB... AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management...

  1. 78 FR 50433 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2013-0019; OMB... AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management...

  2. 78 FR 50432 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0023... Request AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management...

  3. 78 FR 68463 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2013-0024; OMB... AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management...

  4. 78 FR 53774 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2013-0019; OMB... AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management...

  5. 78 FR 68462 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0030... Request AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management...

  6. 78 FR 16519 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2012-0033; OMB... AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management...

  7. 78 FR 40157 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0012... AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management...

  8. 78 FR 38067 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0010... Request AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management...

  9. 78 FR 73874 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0015... Request AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management...

  10. 78 FR 21961 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0005... Request AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management...

  11. Basic Research in the Mission Agencies: Agency Perspectives on the Conduct and Support of Basic Research. Report of the National Science Board, 1978.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. National Science Board.

    A survey was conducted by the National Science Board of the basic research supported by executive branch agencies of the federal government. Most of the data came from information solicited by the Board from federal agencies involved in science. Fourteen mission agencies and two agencies not so classified and 20 subunits of these responded.…

  12. 78 FR 24226 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Community Drill...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2013-0012; OMB No. 1660-NEW] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Community Drill Day Registration AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice...

  13. About Our Agency | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Science.gov Websites

    our agency Mission & vision Our commitment to science Our history Leadership RDML Tim Gallaudet our evolving planet View our featured experts Our history A weather kite being prepared for launching with kite-reel house in the background. NOAA's history is an intrinsic part of the history of the

  14. 75 FR 49946 - National Drug Intelligence Center: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Extension...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1105-0087] National Drug Intelligence Center: Agency Information...), National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC), will be submitting the following information collection request... Kevin M. Walker, General Counsel, National Drug Intelligence Center, Fifth Floor, 319 Washington Street...

  15. 78 FR 76412 - Agency Information Collection (Application for Reimbursement of National Test Fee) Activity Under...

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    ... (Application for Reimbursement of National Test Fee) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits... National Test Fee, VA Form 22-0810. OMB Control Number: 2900-0706. Type of Review: Revision of a currently... to request reimbursement of national test fees. VA will use the data collected to determine the...

  16. 75 FR 78807 - Agency Information Collection (Application for Reimbursement of National Test Fee) Activity Under...

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    ... (Application for Reimbursement of National Test Fee) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Benefits... Reimbursement of National Test Fee, VA Form 22-0810. OMB Control Number: 2900-0706. Type of Review: Extension of... complete VA Form 22-0810 to request reimbursement of national test fees. VA will use the data collected to...

  17. 75 FR 45152 - National Security Division: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1124-0004] National Security Division: Agency Information...), National Security Division (NSD), will be submitting the following information collection request to the... write to U.S. Department of Justice, 10th & Constitution Avenue, NW., National Security Division...

  18. 75 FR 45153 - National Security Division; Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1124-0001] National Security Division; Agency Information..., 10th & Constitution Avenue, NW., National Security Division, Counterespionage Section/Registration Unit... Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: NSD- 1. National Security Division, U.S. Department of...

  19. 77 FR 3482 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, National...

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    ... Insurance Claims Appeals Process. Type of Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660-0095. Abstract: The process requires policyholders to submit a written appeal to..., National Flood Insurance Claims Appeals Process AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION...

  20. Developing Multi-Agency Teams: Implications of a National Programme Evaluation

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    Simkins, Tim; Garrick, Ros

    2012-01-01

    This paper explores the factors which influence the effectiveness of formal development programmes targeted at multi-agency teams in children's services. It draws on two studies of the National College for School Leadership's Multi-Agency Teams Development programme, reporting key characteristics of the programme, short-term outcomes in terms of…

  1. 78 FR 29731 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; CPSC National...

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    ... communications efforts to achieve a greater impact on consumer behavior. The CPSC's activities aim to serve a... CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION [Docket No. CPSC-2013-0020] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; CPSC National Awareness Survey AGENCY: Consumer Product...

  2. 77 FR 44266 - Agency Information Collection Activities: National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation...

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    2012-07-27

    ... DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [USGS-GX12GL00DT70500] Agency Information Collection Activities: National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of an extension of an existing information collection...

  3. 76 FR 37371 - Agency Information Collection: Comment Request for National Gap Analysis Program Evaluation

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    2011-06-27

    ... Gap Analysis Program (GAP). The information collected will provide information for the Program's... DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [USGS--GX10RB0000SDP00] Agency Information Collection: Comment Request for National Gap Analysis Program Evaluation AGENCY: United States Geological...

  4. Building a Stronger Network: Developing the Role of National Training Organisations. The Agency Responds.

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    Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).

    The Learning and Skills Development Agency agrees that national training organizations (NTOs) have a vital role to play in delivering the United Kingdom's skills agenda and that doing so will require strengthening their role. The agency particularly welcomes the fact that the NTO framework will do the following things: include clear statements of…

  5. Agency problems of global budget system in Taiwan's National Health Insurance.

    PubMed

    Yan, Yu-Hua; Yang, Chen-Wei; Fang, Shih-Chieh

    2014-05-01

    The main purpose of this study was to investigate the agency problem presented by the global budget system followed by hospitals in Taiwan. In this study, we examine empirically the interaction between the principal: Bureau of National Health Insurance (BNHI) and agency: medical service providers (hospitals); we also describe actual medical service provider and hospital governance conditions from a agency theory perspective. This study identified a positive correlation between aversion to agency hazard (self-interest behavior, asymmetric information, and risk hedging) and agency problem risks (disregard of medical ethics, pursuit of extra-contract profit, disregard of professionalism, and cost orientation). Agency costs refer to BNHI auditing and monitoring expenditures used to prevent hospitals from deviating from NHI policy goals. This study also found agency costs negatively moderate the relationship between agency hazards and agency problems The main contribution of this study is its use of agency theory to clarify agency problems and several potential factors caused by the NHI system. This study also contributes to the field of health policy study by clarifying the nature and importance of agency problems in the health care sector. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Veterinary Disaster Response at the National Level

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-04-10

    Plans for Pet Disaster Needs, http://www.fema.gov/ plan /prepare/animals.shtm (accessed February 12, 2009). 99 Big Paw Designs , National Pet Holidays...Knebel, RN, DNSc USPHS, OPEO, DHHS U.S. Public Health Service Deputy Director, Preparedness and Planning 11. SPONSOR/MONITOR’S REPORT Office of...Medical Association; and establishing a working group to plan how to accomplish these recommendations and improve federal agency interaction. U15

  7. Managing Uncertainty in Runoff Estimation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Stormwater Calculator.

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Stormwater Calculator (NSWC) simplifies the task of estimating runoff through a straightforward simulation process based on the EPA Stormwater Management Model. The NSWC accesses localized climate and soil hydrology data, and opti...

  8. 78 FR 18619 - Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: National Explosives...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP... Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP) canine handlers. Abstract: The FAMS/CTES Explosives...

  9. 76 FR 33327 - Agency Information Collection Activities, Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Property...

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    ... Acquisition and Relocation for Open Space AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 30... Acquisition of Property for Purpose of Open Space. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA... actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 8...

  10. 77 FR 3483 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, Write Your...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2011-0031... Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and...

  11. 78 FR 69100 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Request for...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0045... AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency... written comments to Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Room...

  12. 78 FR 8161 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2013-0005; OMB...: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency... comments to Docket Manager, Office of Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Room 835, Washington, DC...

  13. Forecasted Flood Depth Grids Providing Early Situational Awareness to FEMA during the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jones, M.; Longenecker, H. E., III

    2017-12-01

    The 2017 hurricane season brought the unprecedented landfall of three Category 4 hurricanes (Harvey, Irma and Maria). FEMA is responsible for coordinating the federal response and recovery efforts for large disasters such as these. FEMA depends on timely and accurate depth grids to estimate hazard exposure, model damage assessments, plan flight paths for imagery acquisition, and prioritize response efforts. In order to produce riverine or coastal depth grids based on observed flooding, the methodology requires peak crest water levels at stream gauges, tide gauges, high water marks, and best-available elevation data. Because peak crest data isn't available until the apex of a flooding event and high water marks may take up to several weeks for field teams to collect for a large-scale flooding event, final observed depth grids are not available to FEMA until several days after a flood has begun to subside. Within the last decade NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) has implemented the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS), a web-based suite of accurate forecast products that provide hydrograph forecasts at over 3,500 stream gauge locations across the United States. These forecasts have been newly implemented into an automated depth grid script tool, using predicted instead of observed water levels, allowing FEMA access to flood hazard information up to 3 days prior to a flooding event. Water depths are calculated from the AHPS predicted flood stages and are interpolated at 100m spacing along NHD hydrolines within the basin of interest. A water surface elevation raster is generated from these water depths using an Inverse Distance Weighted interpolation. Then, elevation (USGS NED 30m) is subtracted from the water surface elevation raster so that the remaining values represent the depth of predicted flooding above the ground surface. This automated process requires minimal user input and produced forecasted depth grids that were comparable to post

  14. Colombia: reasons to create a national space agency

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Arenales-Vergara, Oscar A.

    2004-01-01

    All modern nations are concerned with their independence, whether political, economic, or intellectual. That is why we support countries which are in the process of development becoming actively involved in the international space scene. Indeed, having limitations in industrial and technological exchange, we feel excluded today from key fields which hold promise for our future. The present moment is one of serious crises in Colombia's history. This paper thus proposes to demonstrate how the nation could, in an atmosphere free from fratricidal conflicts, exploit its space capabilities. We do not limit our focus to the scientific field, but also consider the social, economic and cultural aspects. The results of this research delineate how Colombia could start a new optimistic phase of its development, joining the international space programs within the framework of agreements among the regional governments in Latin America.

  15. FEMA’s Disaster Declaration Process: A Primer

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-03-18

    provided much of the political genesis for the New Deal social welfare programs ( Landis 1999; Landis 1998; Moss 1999). As Michele Landis argues...Region 9 (Oakland, CA), and Region 10 (Bothell, WA). 34 Sally Kestin and Megan O’Matz, “FEMA ruled on disaster before verifying Dade damage,” South

  16. FEMA’s Disaster Declaration Process: A Primer

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-01-23

    welfare programs ( Landis 1999; Landis 1998; Moss 1999). As Michele Landis argues, 5 42...Kestin and Megan O’Matz, “FEMA ruled on disaster before verifying Dade damage,” South Florida Sun- Sentinel, at http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/sfl

  17. 76 FR 41243 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Water...

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    ... Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Water Quality Inventory Reports (Renewal) AGENCY... Clean Water Act (CWA) responsibilities. Title: National Water Quality Inventory Reports (Clean Water Act... information on the water quality standards attainment status of assessed waters, and, when waters are impaired...

  18. Forging University-Community Collaboration: The Agency Perspective on National Service.

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    Tice, Carol H.

    1994-01-01

    With passage of the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, national service volunteers will be joining forces with community-based organizations to work with underserved populations, creating many challenges. The community agency perspective on some anticipated challenges, possible responses, and application of principles of good…

  19. 77 FR 8273 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, National...

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    ..., National Flood Insurance Program-Mortgage Portfolio Protection Program AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management... Title: National Flood Insurance Program-Mortgage Portfolio Protection Program. OMB Number: 1660-0086... Write Your Own (WYO) company that wishes to participate in the Mortgage Portfolio Protection Program...

  20. Using Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure to Get Benefits From FEMA Programs

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    LID and Green Infrastructure is a cost-effective, resilient approach to stormwater management. Projects that reduce flood losses may be eligible for grant funding through FEMA and may allow communities to claim points through FEMA's rating system -CRS

  1. Assessing Advanced Airway Management Performance in a National Cohort of Emergency Medical Services Agencies.

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    Wang, Henry E; Donnelly, John P; Barton, Dustin; Jarvis, Jeffrey L

    2018-05-01

    Although often the focus of quality improvement efforts, emergency medical services (EMS) advanced airway management performance has few national comparisons, nor are there many assessments with benchmarks accounting for differences in agency volume or patient mix. We seek to assess variations in advanced airway management and conventional intubation performance in a national cohort of EMS agencies. We used EMS data from ESO Solutions, a national EMS electronic health record system. We identified EMS emergency responses with attempted advanced airway management (conventional intubation, rapid sequence intubation, sedation-assisted intubation, supraglottic airway insertion, and cricothyroidotomy). We also separately examined cases with initial conventional intubation. We determined EMS agency risk-standardized advanced airway management and initial conventional intubation success rates by using mixed-effects regression models, fitting agency as a random intercept, adjusting for patient age, sex, race, cardiac arrest, or trauma status, and use of rapid sequence or sedation-assisted intubation, and accounting for reliability variations from EMS agency airway volume. We assessed changes in agency advanced airway management and initial conventional intubation performance rank after risk and reliability adjustment. We also identified high and low performers (reliability-adjusted and risk-standardized success confidence intervals falling outside the mean). During 2011 to 2015, 550 EMS agencies performed 57,209 advanced airway management procedures. Among 401 EMS agencies with greater than or equal to 10 advanced airway management procedures, there were a total of 56,636 procedures. Median reliability-adjusted and risk-standardized EMS agency advanced airway management success was 92.9% (interquartile range 90.1% to 94.8%; minimum 58.2%; maximum 99.0%). There were 56 advanced airway management low-performing and 38 high-performing EMS agencies. Among 342 agencies with

  2. 75 FR 59732 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

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    2010-09-28

    ...; Federal Emergency Management Agency Individual Assistance Customer Satisfaction Surveys AGENCY: Federal... Agency Individual Assistance Customer Satisfaction Surveys. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a... quality of services customers want and their level of satisfaction with existing services. FEMA Managers...

  3. 75 FR 29779 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-0102...

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    2010-05-27

    ... Emergency Management Agency Housing Inspection Services Customer Satisfaction Survey AGENCY: Federal... Management Agency Housing Inspection Services Customer Satisfaction Survey. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency... Notice seeks comments concerning FEMA conducting surveys to determine the level of satisfaction of...

  4. 44 CFR 8.3 - Senior FEMA official responsible for the information security program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Senior FEMA official... Senior FEMA official responsible for the information security program. The Director of the Security Division, has been designated as the senior official to direct and administer the FEMA information security...

  5. 44 CFR 11.11 - Administrative claim; when presented; appropriate FEMA office.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Federal Tort Claims Act § 11.11 Administrative claim; when presented; appropriate FEMA office. (a) For the purpose of this part, and the provisions of the Federal Tort Claims Act a claim is deemed to have been... Administrator of the FEMA Regional Office in which is employed the FEMA employee whose negligence or wrongful...

  6. 44 CFR 7.911 - What is the purpose of FEMA's age discrimination regulation?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false What is the purpose of FEMA's age discrimination regulation? 7.911 Section 7.911 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL... Financial Assistance From FEMA General § 7.911 What is the purpose of FEMA's age discrimination regulation...

  7. 44 CFR 7.911 - What is the purpose of FEMA's age discrimination regulation?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false What is the purpose of FEMA's age discrimination regulation? 7.911 Section 7.911 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL... Financial Assistance From FEMA General § 7.911 What is the purpose of FEMA's age discrimination regulation...

  8. 44 CFR 7.911 - What is the purpose of FEMA's age discrimination regulation?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false What is the purpose of FEMA's age discrimination regulation? 7.911 Section 7.911 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL... Financial Assistance From FEMA General § 7.911 What is the purpose of FEMA's age discrimination regulation...

  9. 44 CFR 7.911 - What is the purpose of FEMA's age discrimination regulation?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2012-10-01 2011-10-01 true What is the purpose of FEMA's age discrimination regulation? 7.911 Section 7.911 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL... Financial Assistance From FEMA General § 7.911 What is the purpose of FEMA's age discrimination regulation...

  10. 44 CFR 7.911 - What is the purpose of FEMA's age discrimination regulation?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false What is the purpose of FEMA's age discrimination regulation? 7.911 Section 7.911 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL... Financial Assistance From FEMA General § 7.911 What is the purpose of FEMA's age discrimination regulation...

  11. Colombia an approach to create a national space agency

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Arenales, O.

    Space exploration is a great human adventure: culturally, scientifically, technologically and industrially. Since the earliest of times, civilizations have been united in their awe of, and inspiration by, the cosmos, as testified in particularly by the peoples and cultures of the Central and South American continent in pre- Columbian times. Today, space systems have become an essential tool for the scientific disciplines related to the knowledge of the universe, including our own planet and its close or its remote environment. The main objective of this research is to explain the way in which Colombia, rich in myths and secular legends connecting mankind to the universe, must in the present tackle the issue of its development of space activities. The context in which it could be carried out is also described, along with a perspective of the current state of science and technology in the space sector on a global scale. Any modern nation is concerned with its independence, whether political, economic, or intellectual. That is why we support the concept of countries in the process of development becoming actively involved in the international space scene. Indeed, having limitations in industrial and technological exchange, we feel excluded today from key fields for our tomorrow. This paper thus proposes to demonstrate how in a time that can be regarded as one of the most serious crises in its history, Colombia could, in an atmosphere free from fratricidal conflicts, exploit its space matter capabilities. We do not limit our focus to the scientific field, but also consider the social, economic and cultural aspects. The results of this research delineate how Colombia could start a new optimistic phas e of its development, joining the international space programs within the framework of agreements among the regional governments in Latin America.

  12. Facilitating the implementation of clinical technology in healthcare: what role does a national agency play?

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    Harvey, Gill; Llewellyn, Sue; Maniatopoulos, Greg; Boyd, Alan; Procter, Rob

    2018-05-10

    Accelerating the implementation of new technology in healthcare is typically complex and multi-faceted. One strategy is to charge a national agency with the responsibility for facilitating implementation. This study examines the role of such an agency in the English National Health Service. In particular, it compares two different facilitation strategies employed by the agency to support the implementation of insulin pump therapy. The research involved an empirical case study of four healthcare organisations receiving different levels of facilitation from the national agency: two received active hands-on facilitation; one was the intended recipient of a more passive, web-based facilitation strategy; the other implemented the technology without any external facilitation. The primary method of data collection was semi-structured qualitative interviews with key individuals involved in implementation. The integrated-PARIHS framework was applied as a conceptual lens to analyse the data. The two sites that received active facilitation from an Implementation Manager in the national agency made positive progress in implementing the technology. In both sites there was a high level of initial receptiveness to implementation. This was similar to a site that had successfully introduced insulin pump therapy without facilitation support from the national agency. By contrast, a site that did not have direct contact with the national agency made little progress with implementation, despite the availability of a web-based implementation resource. Clinicians expressed differences of opinion around the value and effectiveness of the technology and contextual barriers related to funding for implementation persisted. The national agency's intended roll out strategy using passive web-based facilitation appeared to have little impact. When favourable conditions exist, in terms of agreement around the value of the technology, clinician receptiveness and motivation to change, active

  13. Impacts of psychological science on national security agencies post-9/11.

    PubMed

    Brandon, Susan E

    2011-09-01

    Psychologists have been an integral part of national security agencies since World War I, when psychological science helped in personnel selection. A robust infrastructure supporting wider applications of psychology to military and intelligence problems developed further during World War II and the years following, primarily in the areas of testing, human factors, perception, and the decision sciences. Although the nature of the attacks on 9/11 raised the level of perceived need for increased human-based intelligence, the impacts of psychologists on the policies and practices of national security agencies in the decade since have not increased significantly. © 2011 American Psychological Association

  14. NASA Damage Map Aids FEMA's Hurricane Maria Rescue Operation in Puerto Rico

    NASA Image and Video Library

    2017-09-26

    The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and Caltech, also in Pasadena, created this Damage Proxy Map (DPM) depicting areas of Eastern Puerto Rico that are likely damaged (shown by red and yellow pixels) as a result of Hurricane Maria (a Category 4 hurricane at landfall in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017). The map is derived from synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images from the Copernicus Sentinel-1A and Sentinel-1B satellites, operated by the European Space Agency (ESA). The images were taken before (March 25, 2017) and after (Sept. 21, 2017) the storm's landfall. The map was delivered to responding agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), on Sept. 22, 2017. FEMA combined the map with building infrastructure data to estimate a damage density map, which was sent to its Urban Search and Rescue teams in the field in Puerto Rico. The map covers an area of 105 by 60 miles (169 by 96 kilometers), shown by the large red polygon in the figure. The inset, denoted by the orange rectangle, shows the extent of damage in and around the capital city of San Juan. Each pixel measures about 98 feet (30 meters) across. The color variation from yellow to red indicates increasingly more significant ground surface change. Preliminary validation was done by comparing the map with anecdotal reports of damage. This damage proxy map should be used as guidance to identify damaged areas, and may be less reliable over vegetated and flooded areas. Sentinel-1 data were accessed through the Copernicus Open Access Hub. The image contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA and analyzed by the NASA-JPL/Caltech ARIA team. This research was carried out at JPL under a contract with NASA. https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21964

  15. Agency.

    PubMed

    Wise, M Norton

    2016-12-01

    In support of Frans van Lunteren’s project for big-picture history organized around “mediating machines,” these comments stress “mediation” as active agency in the world rather than as mere metaphor, on the view that this active agency underlies the potency of technologies as mediators, both between different domains of knowledge and between theories and things. Similarly important for this power is the diversity of the particular constructions that constitute mediators like “balances” or “engines.” Diversity of meaning and action gives them their cultural reach, from mechanical contrivance to natural process to political ideology. An interesting question remains about how many mediating machines will suffice for the big picture of modernity over four centuries. Statistics, for example, might be a crucial addition. Another question concerns how to characterize the knowledge regime of a mediating machine. Van Lunteren chooses “information” for the computer. He might also have chosen “complexity,” with different import for the character of postmodernity.

  16. Guidelines for developing effective health education service in a national health agency.

    PubMed

    Ochor, J O

    1983-01-01

    The constraints facing health education include: the fragmentation and dispersal of health-educational services among different agencies and personnel; lack of policy guidelines; ineffectively organized and inefficiently managed health education systems; poor hierarchical status and inadequacy of resources. To resolve these constraints, national health education systems in health agencies should be developed on the basis of stipulated guidelines that could ensure their viability, efficiency and effectiveness. A study at the African Regional Health Education Centre, Ibadan, Nigeria, has yielded thirty synthesized guidelines. The "guidelines" were empirically tested as an evaluation tool by assessing the operational and organizational status of Oyo State Health Education Unit, Ibadan, Nigeria. These guidelines are adaptable to local conditions to enhance the re-organization, re-orientation and consolidation of health education in national health agencies.

  17. 75 FR 8388 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-24

    ...; FEMA's Grants Reporting Tool (GRT) AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 30... . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Collection of Information Title: FEMA's Grants Reporting Tool (GRT). Type of...--None. Abstract: The Grants Reporting Tool (GRT) is a Web-based reporting system designed to help State...

  18. 75 FR 6213 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-08

    ... benefit costs for the project. The request for appeals, both first and second, and well as the arbitration...; Public Assistance Program AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 30-day notice...; Public Assistance Program; FEMA Form 90-49, Request for Public Assistance; FEMA Form 90-91, Project...

  19. 77 FR 2306 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, Federal...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-17

    ... Request, Federal Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Declaration Form AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency... Title: Federal Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Declaration Form. Type of information collection: Extension... Numbers: FEMA Form 516-0-1, Federal Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Declaration Form. Abstract: FEMA collects...

  20. 75 FR 13774 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-03-23

    ...] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No. 1660-NEW...; new information collection; OMB No. 1660-NEW; FEMA Form 089-25, NSGP Investment Justification and...: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the information collection abstracted...

  1. 75 FR 42765 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-0023...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-22

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2010-0039...: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; revision... Visit Report; FEMA Form 086-0-29, Community Contact Report. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management...

  2. 76 FR 7577 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-10

    ...; Debt Collection Financial Statement AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice... No. 1660-0011; FEMA Form 127-0-1 (currently FEMA Form 22-13), Debt Collection Financial Statement... . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Collection of Information Title: Debt Collection Financial Statement. Type of...

  3. 75 FR 38113 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-01

    ...; Environmental and Historic Preservation Environmental Screening Form AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency...-NEW; FEMA Form 024-0-1, Environmental and Historic Preservation Environmental Screening Form. SUMMARY... respondents to respond) and cost, and the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. DATES: Comments...

  4. 75 FR 38115 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-01

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2009-0001... Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 30-day notice and request for comments; new information collection; OMB No. 1660-NEW; FEMA Form 089-22, SHSP-Tribal Investment Justification Template. SUMMARY: The...

  5. 77 FR 19303 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, Application...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-30

    ...--Collateral Security, FEMA Form 085-0-1, 10 hours; Application for Community Disaster Loan, FEMA Form 090-0-2... Request, Application for Community Disaster Loan (CDL) Program AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency... Title: Application for Community Disaster Loan (CDL) Program. Type of information collection: Extension...

  6. 78 FR 69099 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-18

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0034... addressed to the Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency... . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Collection of Information Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Homeland Security Grant...

  7. 78 FR 50430 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-19

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0020... addressed to the Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency... . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Collection of Information Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Port Security Grant...

  8. 75 FR 43995 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-27

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2010-0026...; FEMA/EMI Independent Study Course Enrollment and Test Answer Sheet AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management... Course Enrollment and Test Answer Sheet (paper and electronic). SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management...

  9. 76 FR 24038 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-NEW; Level 1...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-29

    ...] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-NEW; Level 1 Assessment and Level III Evaluations for the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) AGENCY: Federal Emergency...; OMB No. 1660-NEW; FEMA Form 092-0-2, Level 1 Assessment Form; FEMA Form 092-0-2A, Level 3 Evaluation...

  10. Impacts of Psychological Science on National Security Agencies Post-9/11

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brandon, Susan E.

    2011-01-01

    Psychologists have been an integral part of national security agencies since World War I, when psychological science helped in personnel selection. A robust infrastructure supporting wider applications of psychology to military and intelligence problems developed further during World War II and the years following, primarily in the areas of…

  11. 77 FR 38398 - Agency Information Collection (National Acquisition Center Customer Response Survey) Activities...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-27

    ... Acquisition Center Customer Response Survey) Activities Under OMB Review AGENCY: Office of Acquisition and... INFORMATION: Title: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Acquisition Center Customer Response Survey... collection. Abstract: VA Form 0863 will be used to collect customer's feedback and suggestions on delivered...

  12. 77 FR 37869 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-National Hunger...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-25

    ...: Proposed Collection; Comment Request--National Hunger Clearinghouse Database Form AGENCY: Food and... Database Form. Form: FNS 543. OMB Number: 0584-0474. Expiration Date: 8/31/2012. Type of Request: Revision... Clearinghouse includes a database (FNS-543) of non- governmental, grassroots programs that work in the areas of...

  13. 77 FR 37919 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: National...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-25

    ... Customer Satisfaction Survey ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review. The Department.../Collection: National Response Team Customer Satisfaction Survey. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the...- specific customer satisfaction survey to more effectively capture customer perception/satisfaction of...

  14. 75 FR 48973 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; National...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-12

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration on Aging Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; National Survey of Older Americans Act Title III... of Older Americans Act Title III Service Recipients information collection, which builds on earlier...

  15. 76 FR 54001 - Agency Information Collection (National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) Regulations) Activity Under...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-30

    ... the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 and administered by the Department of Health and Human... Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-0621] Agency Information Collection (National...

  16. 78 FR 77167 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: National...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-20

    ... (NFA)--Special Occupation Taxes (SOT) ACTION: 60-day notice. The Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of...)-- Special Occupation Taxes (SOT). (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the... Collection ATF F 5630.7, NFA Special Tax Registration and Return National Firearms Act is completed and...

  17. Repetitive flood victims and acceptance of FEMA mitigation offers: an analysis with community-system policy implications.

    PubMed

    Kick, Edward L; Fraser, James C; Fulkerson, Gregory M; McKinney, Laura A; De Vries, Daniel H

    2011-07-01

    Of all natural disasters, flooding causes the greatest amount of economic and social damage. The United States' Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) uses a number of hazard mitigation grant programmes for flood victims, including mitigation offers to relocate permanently repetitive flood loss victims. This study examines factors that help to explain the degree of difficulty repetitive flood loss victims experience when they make decisions about relocating permanently after multiple flood losses. Data are drawn from interviews with FEMA officials and a survey of flood victims from eight repetitive flooding sites. The qualitative and quantitative results show the importance of rational choices by flood victims in their mitigation decisions, as they relate to financial variables, perceptions of future risk, attachments to home and community, and the relationships between repetitive flood loss victims and the local flood management officials who help them. The results offer evidence to suggest the value of a more community-system approach to FEMA relocation practices. © 2011 The Author(s). Disasters © Overseas Development Institute, 2011.

  18. 77 FR 36566 - National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-19

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2012-0018... 2013 Arrangement AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Each year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by the Write-Your-Own (WYO) Program...

  19. A Needs-Assessment of Agencies Serving Individuals with Deaf-Blindness: A National Profile of Transitional Services.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Seiler, Lauren H.; And Others

    A national needs assessment of 719 educational and adult service agencies providing or proposing to provide transitional services to individuals with deaf-blindness was conducted to determine national and regional technical assistance needs. On average, each agency expressed a need for technical assistance in 20 separate areas. In the area of…

  20. FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Teams: Considering an Improved Strategy for an Evolving Homeland Security Enterprise

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-09-01

    and Rescue (US&R) teams be used more effectively and efficiently in the Homeland Security Enterprise ( HSE )? 1. Are there other strategies that would...allow the FEMA US&R resources to be more adaptable in the HSE ? 2. What other disciplines could be integrated with the FEMA US&R task forces to...consideration of the questions: 1. Can the FEMA US&R teams be used more effectively in the Homeland Security Enterprise ( HSE )? 2. Are there other

  1. The Role of the National Guard and Civil Preparedness Agency in Time of Natural Disaster

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1976-04-02

    1967 Fairbanks, Alaska was exposted to the worst flood ever recorded 6 in that area with $178 million in damage. Fifteen billion gallons of...been noted that the sectors of the state that are continuously conducting refresher training and taking part in home study courses prepared by...agencies and the National Guard per- sonnel participate. It is the experience factor that will improve our disaster expertise and our ability to act as

  2. Implementing the National Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS): from the federal agency perspective

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Bassett, R.; Beard, R.; Burnett, W.; Crout, R.; Griffith, B.; Jensen, R.; Signell, R.

    2010-01-01

    The national Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS??) is responsible for coordinating a network of people, resources, and technology to disseminate continuous data, information, models, products, and services made throughout our coastal waters, Great Lakes, and the oceans. There are many components of the IOOS-including government, academic, and private entities. This article will focus on some of the federal contributions to IOOS and describe the capabilities of several agency partners.

  3. 75 FR 52770 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-0047...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-27

    ... Muriel Glover, Emergency Management Specialist, Response Directorate, Business Management Division... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2010-0047... Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; extension, without...

  4. 75 FR 71136 - Public Meetings of National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Reform Effort; Correction

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-22

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2010-0065... Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Announcement of Public Meetings; correction. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published a document in the Federal Register on November 10, 2010 (75 FR...

  5. 75 FR 69096 - Public Meetings of National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Reform Effort

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-10

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2010-0065... Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Announcement of public meetings. SUMMARY: This notice announces two public... Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) believes it is important to continually update stakeholders on...

  6. Adoption of the National CLAS Standards by State Mental Health Agencies: A Nationwide Policy Analysis.

    PubMed

    Aggarwal, Neil Krishan; Cedeno, Kryst; John, Dolly; Lewis-Fernandez, Roberto

    2017-08-01

    This study reports the extent to which states have adopted the national culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) standards. Officials from public mental health agencies in the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico were contacted between January and June 2016 to obtain information about adoption of CLAS standards in current policies. Each policy was coded through thematic analysis to determine its correspondence with any of the 14 national CLAS standards, which are grouped into three domains. Officials from 47 states and territories (90%) responded. Eight states (17%) reported adopting all national CLAS standards. Ten (23%) had adopted no CLAS policies, five (12%) had adopted policies under one domain, three (7%) under two domains, and 25 (58%) under all three domains. Most states do not have policies that meet all CLAS standards, raising questions about how CLAS standards should be adopted.

  7. Space-based radar for the United Nations's international satellite monitoring agency

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cantafio, L. J.

    1984-12-01

    A session of the United Nations General Assembly was held in May and June 1978 with the objective to discuss questions related to disarmament. It was decided to consider the establishment of an international Satellite Monitoring Agency (ISMA). The arising questions were studied, and two reports were prepared concerning such a monitoring agency. One report contained preliminary conclusions on the technical, legal, and financial implications of establishing an ISMA, while the second report contained an in-depth study. It was found that from a technical point of view the project appeared possible and feasible, and that there were no provisions in the international law prohibiting the proposed activities. The present investigation has been conducted under the assumption that an ISMA will be estabished. Attention is given to the requirements for the ISMA, the space-based radar design, radar system tradeoff data, critical technologies, and system weight, cost and schedule.

  8. 17 CFR 240.19c-1 - Governing certain off-board agency transactions by members of national securities exchanges.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Governing certain off-board agency transactions by members of national securities exchanges. 240.19c-1 Section 240.19c-1 Commodity... members of national securities exchanges. The rules of each national securities exchange shall provide as...

  9. 44 CFR 72.4 - Submittal/payment procedures and FEMA response.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Submittal/payment procedures and FEMA response. 72.4 Section 72.4 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT... PROCEDURES AND FEES FOR PROCESSING MAP CHANGES § 72.4 Submittal/payment procedures and FEMA response. (a) The...

  10. 25 CFR 170.927 - How can FEMA Program funds be used to repair damage?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false How can FEMA Program funds be used to repair damage? 170.927 Section 170.927 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER INDIAN RESERVATION ROADS PROGRAM Miscellaneous Provisions Emergency Relief § 170.927 How can FEMA Program funds be...

  11. 25 CFR 170.927 - How can FEMA Program funds be used to repair damage?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false How can FEMA Program funds be used to repair damage? 170.927 Section 170.927 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER INDIAN RESERVATION ROADS PROGRAM Miscellaneous Provisions Emergency Relief § 170.927 How can FEMA Program funds be...

  12. 44 CFR 204.25 - FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... GRANT PROGRAM Declaration Process § 204.25 FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant program. 204.25 Section 204.25 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL...

  13. 44 CFR 204.25 - FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... GRANT PROGRAM Declaration Process § 204.25 FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant program. 204.25 Section 204.25 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL...

  14. 44 CFR 204.25 - FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... GRANT PROGRAM Declaration Process § 204.25 FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant program. 204.25 Section 204.25 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL...

  15. 44 CFR 204.25 - FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... GRANT PROGRAM Declaration Process § 204.25 FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2012-10-01 2011-10-01 true FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant program. 204.25 Section 204.25 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL...

  16. 44 CFR 204.25 - FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... GRANT PROGRAM Declaration Process § 204.25 FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false FEMA-State agreement for fire management assistance grant program. 204.25 Section 204.25 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL...

  17. 44 CFR 7.926 - Age distinctions contained in FEMA regulations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Age distinctions contained in... REG. 5) Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Age in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance From FEMA Standards for Determining Age Discrimination § 7.926 Age distinctions contained in FEMA...

  18. 44 CFR 7.926 - Age distinctions contained in FEMA regulations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2012-10-01 2011-10-01 true Age distinctions contained in... REG. 5) Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Age in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance From FEMA Standards for Determining Age Discrimination § 7.926 Age distinctions contained in FEMA...

  19. 44 CFR 7.926 - Age distinctions contained in FEMA regulations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Age distinctions contained in... REG. 5) Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Age in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance From FEMA Standards for Determining Age Discrimination § 7.926 Age distinctions contained in FEMA...

  20. 44 CFR 353.5 - Average cost per FEMA professional staff-hour.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... professional staff-hour. 353.5 Section 353.5 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT... cost per FEMA professional staff-hour. Fees for FEMA services rendered will be calculated based upon the costs for such services using a professional staff rate per hour equivalent to the sum of the...

  1. 44 CFR 353.5 - Average cost per FEMA professional staff-hour.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... professional staff-hour. 353.5 Section 353.5 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT... cost per FEMA professional staff-hour. Fees for FEMA services rendered will be calculated based upon the costs for such services using a professional staff rate per hour equivalent to the sum of the...

  2. 44 CFR 353.5 - Average cost per FEMA professional staff-hour.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... professional staff-hour. 353.5 Section 353.5 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT... cost per FEMA professional staff-hour. Fees for FEMA services rendered will be calculated based upon the costs for such services using a professional staff rate per hour equivalent to the sum of the...

  3. 44 CFR 72.4 - Submittal/payment procedures and FEMA response.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Submittal/payment procedures and FEMA response. 72.4 Section 72.4 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT... PROCEDURES AND FEES FOR PROCESSING MAP CHANGES § 72.4 Submittal/payment procedures and FEMA response. (a) The...

  4. Measurement of Women’s Agency in Egypt: A National Validation Study

    PubMed Central

    VanderEnde, Kristin E.; Dodell, Sylvie; Cheong, Yuk Fai

    2015-01-01

    Despite widespread assumptions about women’s empowerment and agency in the Arab Middle East, psychometric research of these constructs is limited. Using national data from 6214 married women ages 16–49 who took part in the 2006 Egypt Labor Market Panel Survey, we applied factor analysis to explore and then to test the factor structure of women’s agency. We then used multiple indicator multiple cause structural equations models to test for differential item functioning (DIF) by women’s age at first marriage, a potential resource for women’s agency. Our results confirm that women’s agency in Egypt is multi-dimensional and comprised of their (1) influence in family decisions, including those reserved for men, (2) freedom of movement in public spaces, and (3) attitudes about gender, specifically violence against wives. These dimensions confirm those explored previously in selected rural areas of Egypt and South Asia. Yet, three items showed significant uniform DIF by women’s categorical age at first marriage, with and without a control for women’s age in years. Models adjusting for DIF and women’s age in years showed that women’s older age at first marriage was positively associated with the factor means for family decision-making and gender-violence attitudes, but not freedom of movement. Our findings reveal the value of our analytical strategy for research on the dimensions and determinants of women’s agency. Our approach offers a promising model to discern “hierarchies of evidence” for social policies and programs to enhance women’s empowerment. PMID:27597801

  5. Priorities in national space strategies and governance of the member states of the European Space Agency

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Adriaensen, Maarten; Giannopapa, Christina; Sagath, Daniel; Papastefanou, Anastasia

    2015-12-01

    The European Space Agency (ESA) has twenty Member States with a variety of strategic priorities and governance structures regarding their space activities. A number of countries engage in space activities exclusively though ESA, while others have also their own national space programme. Some consider ESA as their prime space agency and others have additionally their own national agency with respective programmes. The main objective of this paper is to provide an up-to date overview and a holistic assessment of strategic priorities and the national space governance structures in 20 ESA Member States. This analysis and assessment has been conducted by analysing the Member States public documents, information provided at ESA workshop on this topic and though unstructured interviews. The paper is structured to include two main elements: priorities and trends in national space strategies and space governance in ESA Member States. The first part of this paper focuses on the content and analysis of the national space strategies and indicates the main priorities and trends in Member States. The priorities are categorised with regards to technology domains, the role of space in the areas of sustainability and the motivators that boost engagement in space. These vary from one Member State to another and include with different levels of engagement in technology domains amongst others: science and exploration, navigation, Earth observation, human space flight, launchers, telecommunications, and integrated applications. Member States allocate a different role of space as enabling tool adding to the advancement of sustainability areas including: security, resources, environment and climate change, transport and communication, energy, and knowledge and education. The motivators motivating reasoning which enhances or hinders space engagement also differs. The motivators identified are industrial competitiveness, job creation, technology development and transfer, social benefits

  6. 78 FR 43890 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency-006...

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    ... titled, ``Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency--006 Citizen Corps Database...) authorities; (5) purpose; (6) routine uses of information; (7) system manager and address; (8) notification... Database'' and retitle it ``DHS/FEMA--006 Citizen Corps Program System of Records.'' FEMA administers the...

  7. 78 FR 48697 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... INFORMATION: FEMA's Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) is an important part of the Administration's larger... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0034... concerning the collection of information to administer the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP). DATES...

  8. 75 FR 32199 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

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    ... Change Endorsement; FEMA Form 086-0-5, Flood Insurance Preferred Risk Policy Application; FEMA Form 086-0-4, V-Zone Risk Factor Rating Form and Instructions. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency... Risk Factor Rating Form and Instructions. Abstract: In order to provide for the availability of...

  9. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6 National Priorities List (NPL) Sites - 05/12/2014

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Point locations for sites in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6 which are documented as being part of the National Priorities List as of May 12, 2014. The locations were determined by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6 Superfund RPMs.

  10. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6 National Priorities List (NPL) Boundaries - 05/12/2014

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Boundaries of sites in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6 which are documented as being part of the National Priorities List as of May 12, 2014. The locations were determined by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6 Superfund RPMs.

  11. Skills for Life: Statement on the National Strategy for Improving Adult Literacy and Numeracy Skills. The Agency Responds.

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    Rogers, Penny, Ed.

    England's Learning and Skills Development Agency welcomes the introduction of a coherent national funding and delivery strategy for adult literacy, numeracy, and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL). The agency believes that the strategy should incorporate the lessons of previous literacy and numeracy initiatives and build on examples of…

  12. 75 FR 70365 - Agency Information Collection (Follow-Up Study of a National Cohort of Gulf War and Gulf Era...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-New (10-0488)] Agency Information Collection (Follow-Up Study of a National Cohort of Gulf War and Gulf Era Veterans) Activity Under OMB Review AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In compliance with...

  13. BEYOND REGULATION TO PROTECTION. THE APPLICATION OF NATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE SYSTEMS IN THE SCIENCE MISSION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The use of National Technical Means (NTM) data and advanced geospatial technologies has an important role in supporting the mission of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA's responsibilities have grown beyond pollution compliance monitoring and enforcement to include t...

  14. FEMA's Earthquake Incident Journal: A Web-Based Data Integration and Decision Support Tool for Emergency Management

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jones, M.; Pitts, R.

    2017-12-01

    For emergency managers, government officials, and others who must respond to rapidly changing natural disasters, timely access to detailed information related to affected terrain, population and infrastructure is critical for planning, response and recovery operations. Accessing, analyzing and disseminating such disparate information in near real-time are critical decision support components. However, finding a way to handle a variety of informative yet complex datasets poses a challenge when preparing for and responding to disasters. Here, we discuss the implementation of a web-based data integration and decision support tool for earthquakes developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a solution to some of these challenges. While earthquakes are among the most well- monitored and measured of natural hazards, the spatially broad impacts of shaking, ground deformation, landslides, liquefaction, and even tsunamis, are extremely difficult to quantify without accelerated access to data, modeling, and analytics. This web-based application, deemed the "Earthquake Incident Journal", provides real-time access to authoritative and event-specific data from external (e.g. US Geological Survey, NASA, state and local governments, etc.) and internal (FEMA) data sources. The journal includes a GIS-based model for exposure analytics, allowing FEMA to assess the severity of an event, estimate impacts to structures and population in near real-time, and then apply planning factors to exposure estimates to answer questions such as: What geographic areas are impacted? Will federal support be needed? What resources are needed to support survivors? And which infrastructure elements or essential facilities are threatened? This presentation reviews the development of the Earthquake Incident Journal, detailing the data integration solutions, the methodology behind the GIS-based automated exposure model, and the planning factors as well as other analytical advances that

  15. 75 FR 27840 - NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 1, Supplement 3, Guidance for Protective Action Recommendations for...

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    ... NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC-2010-0080] NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 1, Supplement 3...: ``NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 1, Supplement 3, Guidance for Protective Action Recommendations for General... the existing guidance contained in Supplement 3 to NUREG- 0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 1, ``Criteria for...

  16. Charges Made by the National Federation of the Blind Against the National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.

    Presented is a report submitted by the General Accounting Office (GAO) concerning its investigation of charges made by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) against the National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped (NAC). It is explained that the GAO reviewed NFB allegations that the NAC does not act…

  17. 36 CFR 1233.16 - How does an agency transfer records to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... records to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)? 1233.16 Section 1233.16 Parks, Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION RECORDS MANAGEMENT TRANSFER, USE, AND DISPOSITION OF RECORDS IN A NARA FEDERAL RECORDS CENTER § 1233.16 How does an agency transfer records to the...

  18. 41 CFR 102-77.25 - Do Federal agencies have responsibilities to provide national visibility for Art-in-Architecture?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... responsibilities to provide national visibility for Art-in-Architecture? 102-77.25 Section 102-77.25 Public... MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 77-ART-IN-ARCHITECTURE Art-in-Architecture § 102-77.25 Do Federal agencies have responsibilities to provide national visibility for Art-in-Architecture? Yes, Federal...

  19. 41 CFR 102-77.25 - Do Federal agencies have responsibilities to provide national visibility for Art-in-Architecture?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... responsibilities to provide national visibility for Art-in-Architecture? 102-77.25 Section 102-77.25 Public... MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 77-ART-IN-ARCHITECTURE Art-in-Architecture § 102-77.25 Do Federal agencies have responsibilities to provide national visibility for Art-in-Architecture? Yes, Federal...

  20. 41 CFR 102-77.25 - Do Federal agencies have responsibilities to provide national visibility for Art-in-Architecture?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... responsibilities to provide national visibility for Art-in-Architecture? 102-77.25 Section 102-77.25 Public... MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 77-ART-IN-ARCHITECTURE Art-in-Architecture § 102-77.25 Do Federal agencies have responsibilities to provide national visibility for Art-in-Architecture? Yes, Federal...

  1. 41 CFR 102-77.25 - Do Federal agencies have responsibilities to provide national visibility for Art-in-Architecture?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... responsibilities to provide national visibility for Art-in-Architecture? 102-77.25 Section 102-77.25 Public... MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 77-ART-IN-ARCHITECTURE Art-in-Architecture § 102-77.25 Do Federal agencies have responsibilities to provide national visibility for Art-in-Architecture? Yes, Federal...

  2. 41 CFR 102-77.25 - Do Federal agencies have responsibilities to provide national visibility for Art-in-Architecture?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... responsibilities to provide national visibility for Art-in-Architecture? 102-77.25 Section 102-77.25 Public... MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 77-ART-IN-ARCHITECTURE Art-in-Architecture § 102-77.25 Do Federal agencies have responsibilities to provide national visibility for Art-in-Architecture? Yes, Federal...

  3. 44 CFR 352.21 - Participating Federal agencies.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... emergency response plan. (b) FEMA may call upon the following agencies, and others as needed, to provide... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2012-10-01 2011-10-01 true Participating Federal agencies. 352.21 Section 352.21 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY...

  4. Compliance program data management system for The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory/Environmental Protection Agency

    SciTech Connect

    Hertzler, C.L.; Poloski, J.P.; Bates, R.A.

    1988-01-01

    The Compliance Program Data Management System (DMS) developed at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) validates and maintains the integrity of data collected to support the Consent Order and Compliance Agreement (COCA) between the INEL and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The system uses dBase III Plus programs and dBase III Plus in an interactive mode to enter, store, validate, manage, and retrieve analytical information provided on EPA Contract Laboratory Program (CLP) forms and CLP forms modified to accommodate 40 CFR 264 Appendix IX constituent analyses. Data analysis and presentation is performed utilizing SAS, a statistical analysis software program. Archivingmore » of data and results is performed at appropriate stages of data management. The DMS is useful for sampling and analysis programs where adherence to EPA CLP protocol, along with maintenance and retrieval of waste site investigation sampling results is desired or requested. 3 refs.« less

  5. UNRWA and the health of Palestinian refugees. United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

    PubMed

    Lilienfield, L S; Rose, J C; Corn, M

    1986-08-28

    The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) has provided health, education, and welfare services since 1949. A team of physicians from Georgetown University visited UNRWA Health Centers and refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, as well as some affiliated hospitals. Living conditions of refugees vary widely. In Jordan and the West Bank, fewer than one third live in camps, whereas in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon, conditions are more crowded. Effective programs for health education, maternal and child health, and immunization have markedly improved the health of the refugees over the years of UNRWA's operation. The general health of the population is good, primarily as a result of wise emphasis on public health and preventive medicine measures.

  6. Implementation of the National Security Personnel System at the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-06-01

    Chemical Materials Agency civilian employees , at various levels of responsibilities, were surveyed to determine, from their perspective, how...current management/ employee relationship at the Chemical Materials Agency. 15. NUMBER OF PAGES 129 14. SUBJECT TERMS Communication...the current management/ employee relationship at the Chemical Materials Agency. Twenty-eight (28) Chemical Materials Agency civilian employees , at

  7. 76 FR 13342 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-National School...

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    2011-03-11

    ... from State child nutrition (CN) and education agencies, as well as local education agencies (LEAs). The...: (1) CN staff at the State level; (2) education staff at the State level; (3) State SNAP, Medicaid... agency officials; 7 State education staff; 7 State SNAP officials; 7 State Medicaid agency officials; 7...

  8. 75 FR 24733 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

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    2010-05-05

    ... (Replaces 90-69E), Recibo de Propiedad del Gobierno. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA... (Replaces 90-69E), Recibo de Propiedad del Gobierno. Abstract: Disaster Assistance Registration is a program...

  9. 75 FR 12770 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

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    2010-03-17

    ...; Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program Alert and Notification Phone Survey AGENCY: Federal Emergency...; OMB No. 1660-NEW; FEMA Form 111, Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program Alert and Notification...: Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program Alert and Notification Phone Survey. Type of information collection...

  10. Enforcement of alcohol-impaired driving laws in the United States: A national survey of state and local agencies

    PubMed Central

    Erickson, Darin J.; Farbakhsh, Kian; Toomey, Traci L.; Lenk, Kathleen M.; Jones-Webb, Rhonda; Nelson, Toben F.

    2015-01-01

    Objectives Enforcement of alcohol-impaired driving laws is an important component of efforts to prevent alcohol-involved motor-vehicle fatalities. Little is known about the use of drinking-driving enforcement strategies by state and local law enforcement agencies or whether the use of strategies differs by agency and jurisdiction characteristics. Methods We conducted two national surveys, with state patrol agencies (n=48) and with a sample of local law enforcement agencies (n=1,082) selected according to state and jurisdiction population size. We examined three primary enforcement strategies (sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, and enforcement of open container laws), and tested whether use of these strategies differed by jurisdiction and agency characteristics across state and local law enforcement agencies Results Most state patrol agencies reported conducting sobriety checkpoints (72.9%) and saturation patrols (95.8%), while less than half (43.8%) reported enforcing open container laws. In contrast, a lower proportion of local law enforcement agencies reported using these alcohol-impaired driving enforcement strategies (41.5%; 62.7%; 41.1% respectively). Sobriety checkpoint enforcement was more common in states in the dry South region (vs. wet and moderate regions). Among local law enforcement agencies, agencies with a full-time alcohol enforcement officer and agencies located in areas where drinking-driving was perceived to be very common (vs. not/somewhat common) were more likely to conduct multiple types of impaired driving enforcement. Conclusions Recommended enforcement strategies to detect and prevent alcohol-impaired driving are employed in some jurisdictions and underutilized in others. Future research should explore the relationship of enforcement with drinking and driving behavior and alcohol-involved motor-vehicle fatalities. PMID:25802970

  11. Enforcement of alcohol-impaired driving laws in the United States: a national survey of state and local agencies.

    PubMed

    Erickson, Darin J; Farbakhsh, Kian; Toomey, Traci L; Lenk, Kathleen M; Jones-Webb, Rhonda; Nelson, Toben F

    2015-01-01

    Enforcement of alcohol-impaired driving laws is an important component of efforts to prevent alcohol-involved motor vehicle fatalities. Little is known about the use of drinking-driving enforcement strategies by state and local law enforcement agencies or whether the use of strategies differs by agency and jurisdiction characteristics. We conducted two national surveys, with state patrol agencies (n = 48) and with a sample of local law enforcement agencies (n = 1,082) selected according to state and jurisdiction population size. We examined 3 primary enforcement strategies (sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols, and enforcement of open container laws) and tested whether use of these strategies differed by jurisdiction and agency characteristics across state and local law enforcement agencies Most state patrol agencies reported conducting sobriety checkpoints (72.9%) and saturation patrols (95.8%), whereas less than half (43.8%) reported enforcing open container laws. In contrast, a lower proportion of local law enforcement agencies reported using these alcohol-impaired driving enforcement strategies (41.5, 62.7, and 41.1%, respectively). Sobriety checkpoint enforcement was more common in states in the dry South region (vs. wet and moderate regions). Among local law enforcement agencies, agencies with a full-time alcohol enforcement officer and agencies located in areas where drinking-driving was perceived to be very common (vs. not/somewhat common) were more likely to conduct multiple types of impaired driving enforcement. Recommended enforcement strategies to detect and prevent alcohol-impaired driving are employed in some jurisdictions and underutilized in others. Future research should explore the relationship of enforcement with drinking and driving behavior and alcohol-involved motor vehicle fatalities.

  12. Academic research opportunities at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency(NGA)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Loomer, Scott A.

    2006-05-01

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

  13. 75 FR 25321 - Agency Information Collection (VA National Rehabilitation Special Events, Event Registration...

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    2010-05-07

    ... Clinic Application, VA Form 0928a series. f. National Veterans Creative Arts Festival Application, VA... Veterans Creative Arts Festival, National Veterans TEE Tournament, National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports...

  14. [The senses of sanitary safety in the discourse of the National Health Surveillance Agency].

    PubMed

    Barbosa, Ana de Oliveira; Costa, Ediná Alves

    2010-11-01

    The term sanitary safety (SS) appeared in the international debate mainly due to the emerging sanitary crisis, although its meaning has remained obscure. This paper aims to analyze the concept of SS brought into the Brazilian sanitary surveillance upon the creation of the National Health Surveillance Agency. An exploratory case study was undertaken with technical data analysis and semi-structured interviews with informants who had taken part in the process of formulating the body's institutional design. The following categories were analyzed: incorporation of the SS term into the institutional mission, the SS concept and SS mechanisms. The SS concept was analyzed in both institutional and technical discursive dimensions. The former elicits the sense of strategy, a reliable relationship and legitimacy whereas the latter shows the sense of an acceptable risk-benefit relationship from the perspective of individual and collective health protection and promotion. The SS concept was found to encompass health-related products, technologies and services, especially those designed for medical diagnosis and treatment, but environmental issues received little mention. The scope of the SS concept was shown to be widening to include the surveillance of hospital infection, drugs and blood.

  15. Predictors of Academic Success for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and the Southern Regional Testing Agency Clinical Exam

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Efurd, Melissa G.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose for conducting this study was to investigate and describe the relationship between applicant criteria for a dental hygiene program and subsequent outcomes on credentialing exams: the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam and the Southern Regional Testing Agency clinical exam. Because admission criteria play a crucial role in applicant…

  16. 5 CFR 230.402 - Agency authority to make emergency-indefinite appointments in a national emergency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Agency authority to make emergency-indefinite appointments in a national emergency. 230.402 Section 230.402 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS ORGANIZATION OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT...

  17. 5 CFR 230.402 - Agency authority to make emergency-indefinite appointments in a national emergency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Agency authority to make emergency-indefinite appointments in a national emergency. 230.402 Section 230.402 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS ORGANIZATION OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT...

  18. 36 CFR 1233.16 - How does an agency transfer records to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... employee medical folder (EMF) to the NPRC at the same time. (2) Transfer EMFs and OPFs in separate folders... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 3 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false How does an agency transfer... Public Property NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION RECORDS MANAGEMENT TRANSFER, USE, AND...

  19. 75 FR 71718 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, OMB No. 1660-0011...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2010-0060... Collection Financial Statement AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 60-day... Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent...

  20. 77 FR 47083 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, The Declaration...

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    ... Disaster Assistance, Appeals, and Requests for Cost Share Adjustments AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2012-0020; OMB...

  1. 78 FR 51198 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Effectiveness of...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0037... AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency... Street SW., Room 840, Washington, DC 20472-3100. All submissions received must include the agency name...

  2. 78 FR 45935 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2013-0030; OMB...: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency... Street SW., Room 840, Washington, DC 20472-3100. All submissions received must include the agency name...

  3. 77 FR 21575 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; State...

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    2012-04-10

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2012-0015; OMB... Preparedness Report AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden...

  4. 77 FR 2304 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, Application for...

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    2012-01-17

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2011-0042..., Application for Community Disaster Loan (CDL) Program AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce...

  5. 77 FR 61772 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, Crisis Counseling...

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    2012-10-11

    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA-2012-0031; OMB No. 1660-0085] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice...

  6. 76 FR 44354 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for National Spatial Data...

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    ... CAP) AGENCY: United States Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of an extension of a..., Cooperative Agreements Program (NSDI CAP). This notice provides the public and other Federal agencies an... scheduled to expire on January 31, 2012. To submit a proposal for the NSDI CAP three standard OMB forms and...

  7. 78 FR 61251 - The National Public Transportation Safety Plan, the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan, and...

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    ... Transportation Agency Safety Plan, and the Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program; Transit... systems are in a state of good repair, and provide increased transparency into agencies' budgetary... October 2001, mail received through the U.S. Postal Service may be subject to delays. Parties submitting...

  8. Volney B. Palmer, 1799-1864: The Nation's First Advertising Agency Man.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Holland, Donald R.

    This monograph examines the life of Volney B. Palmer, who was the prototype of the modern advertising person. The first section discusses his background and early experience in Pennsylvania. The second section discusses the American Newspaper Agency, established as the first advertising agency in 1842. The third section examines the kind of man…

  9. 44 CFR 361.1 - Purpose.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... PREPAREDNESS NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS REDUCTION ASSISTANCE TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS Earthquake Hazards... Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and States in the administration of FEMA's earthquake hazards...

  10. 44 CFR 361.1 - Purpose.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... PREPAREDNESS NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS REDUCTION ASSISTANCE TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS Earthquake Hazards... Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and States in the administration of FEMA's earthquake hazards...

  11. 44 CFR 361.1 - Purpose.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... PREPAREDNESS NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS REDUCTION ASSISTANCE TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS Earthquake Hazards... Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and States in the administration of FEMA's earthquake hazards...

  12. 44 CFR 361.1 - Purpose.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... PREPAREDNESS NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS REDUCTION ASSISTANCE TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS Earthquake Hazards... Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and States in the administration of FEMA's earthquake hazards...

  13. 44 CFR 361.1 - Purpose.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... PREPAREDNESS NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS REDUCTION ASSISTANCE TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS Earthquake Hazards... Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and States in the administration of FEMA's earthquake hazards...

  14. 77 FR 13634 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; National...

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    ... for OMB Review; Comment Request; National Agriculture Workers Survey ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The... information collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``National Agriculture Workers Survey,'' to the Office... number) or by email at [email protected] . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Agriculture...

  15. 78 FR 76412 - Agency Information Collection (VA National Rehabilitation Special Events, Event Registration...

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    ... Festival Event Application, VA0929a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h. Type of Review: Revision of an already approved... Age Games, National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, National Veterans TEE Tournament, National...

  16. Self-Reported and FEMA Flood Exposure Assessment after Hurricane Sandy: Association with Mental Health Outcomes.

    PubMed

    Lieberman-Cribbin, Wil; Liu, Bian; Schneider, Samantha; Schwartz, Rebecca; Taioli, Emanuela

    2017-01-01

    Hurricane Sandy caused extensive physical and economic damage; the long-term mental health consequences are unknown. Flooding is a central component of hurricane exposure, influencing mental health through multiple pathways that unfold over months after flooding recedes. Here we assess the concordance in self-reported and Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) flood exposure after Hurricane Sandy and determine the associations between flooding and anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Self-reported flood data and mental health symptoms were obtained through validated questionnaires from New York City and Long Island residents (N = 1231) following Sandy. Self-reported flood data was compared to FEMA data obtained from the FEMA Modeling Task Force Hurricane Sandy Impact Analysis. Multivariable logistic regressions were performed to determine the relationship between flooding exposure and mental health outcomes. There were significant discrepancies between self-reported and FEMA flood exposure data. Self-reported dichotomous flooding was positively associated with anxiety (ORadj: 1.5 [95% CI: 1.1-1.9]), depression (ORadj: 1.7 [1.3-2.2]), and PTSD (ORadj: 2.5 [1.8-3.4]), while self-reported continuous flooding was associated with depression (ORadj: 1.1 [1.01-1.12]) and PTSD (ORadj: 1.2 [1.1-1.2]). Models with FEMA dichotomous flooding (ORadj: 2.1 [1.5-2.8]) or FEMA continuous flooding (ORadj: 1.1 [1.1-1.2]) were only significantly associated with PTSD. Associations between mental health and flooding vary according to type of flood exposure measure utilized. Future hurricane preparedness and recovery efforts must integrate micro and macro-level flood exposures in order to accurately determine flood exposure risk during storms and realize the long-term importance of flooding on these three mental health symptoms.

  17. Self-Reported and FEMA Flood Exposure Assessment after Hurricane Sandy: Association with Mental Health Outcomes

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    Liu, Bian; Schneider, Samantha; Schwartz, Rebecca; Taioli, Emanuela

    2017-01-01

    Hurricane Sandy caused extensive physical and economic damage; the long-term mental health consequences are unknown. Flooding is a central component of hurricane exposure, influencing mental health through multiple pathways that unfold over months after flooding recedes. Here we assess the concordance in self-reported and Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) flood exposure after Hurricane Sandy and determine the associations between flooding and anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Self-reported flood data and mental health symptoms were obtained through validated questionnaires from New York City and Long Island residents (N = 1231) following Sandy. Self-reported flood data was compared to FEMA data obtained from the FEMA Modeling Task Force Hurricane Sandy Impact Analysis. Multivariable logistic regressions were performed to determine the relationship between flooding exposure and mental health outcomes. There were significant discrepancies between self-reported and FEMA flood exposure data. Self-reported dichotomous flooding was positively associated with anxiety (ORadj: 1.5 [95% CI: 1.1–1.9]), depression (ORadj: 1.7 [1.3–2.2]), and PTSD (ORadj: 2.5 [1.8–3.4]), while self-reported continuous flooding was associated with depression (ORadj: 1.1 [1.01–1.12]) and PTSD (ORadj: 1.2 [1.1–1.2]). Models with FEMA dichotomous flooding (ORadj: 2.1 [1.5–2.8]) or FEMA continuous flooding (ORadj: 1.1 [1.1–1.2]) were only significantly associated with PTSD. Associations between mental health and flooding vary according to type of flood exposure measure utilized. Future hurricane preparedness and recovery efforts must integrate micro and macro-level flood exposures in order to accurately determine flood exposure risk during storms and realize the long-term importance of flooding on these three mental health symptoms. PMID:28129410

  18. 32 CFR 621.1 - Loan of Army/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) owned property for use at national and State...

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Loan of Army/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) owned... of Army/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) owned property for use at national and State conventions. (a... will be submitted to the appropriate CONUS Army Commander of the area in which the convention will be...

  19. 32 CFR 621.1 - Loan of Army/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) owned property for use at national and State...

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    2014-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 3 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Loan of Army/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA... § 621.1 Loan of Army/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) owned property for use at national and State... will be submitted to the appropriate CONUS Army Commander of the area in which the convention will be...

  20. 32 CFR 621.1 - Loan of Army/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) owned property for use at national and State...

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    2013-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Loan of Army/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA... § 621.1 Loan of Army/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) owned property for use at national and State... will be submitted to the appropriate CONUS Army Commander of the area in which the convention will be...

  1. 32 CFR 621.1 - Loan of Army/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) owned property for use at national and State...

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    2012-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 3 2012-07-01 2009-07-01 true Loan of Army/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) owned... of Army/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) owned property for use at national and State conventions. (a... will be submitted to the appropriate CONUS Army Commander of the area in which the convention will be...

  2. 32 CFR 621.1 - Loan of Army/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) owned property for use at national and State...

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    2011-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 3 2011-07-01 2009-07-01 true Loan of Army/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) owned... of Army/Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) owned property for use at national and State conventions. (a... will be submitted to the appropriate CONUS Army Commander of the area in which the convention will be...

  3. Transit profiles : the thirty largest agencies for the 1995 National Transit Database report year

    DOT National Transportation Integrated Search

    1996-01-01

    This publication consists of consolidated profiles for the thirty (30) largest transit agencies in the United States for the 1995 Report Year, with the fiscal years ending during the 1995 calendar year. The criterion for determining the largest trans...

  4. 76 FR 69287 - National Instant Criminal Background Check System Section Agency Information Collection...

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    ... System Section Agency Information Collection Activities: Existing collection, comments requested the Voluntary Appeal File (VAF) Brochure ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review. The... Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Section has submitted the following information collection request...

  5. Employability of Clients Served in State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies: A National Census.

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    Moriarty, Joseph B.; And Others

    1988-01-01

    Administered Preliminary Diagnostic Questionnaire as measure of employability to national sample of 2,972 vocational rehabilitation clients. Findings regarding physical, emotional, cognitive, and motivational components of employability revealed national disadvantaged vocational rehabilitation population. Found that reduction of handicap directly…

  6. 77 FR 58557 - Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic...

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    ..., will include NCEH/ATSDR Office of the Director updates: ATSDR Reorganization, Asthma, Lead and Healthy... activities at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Energy, National...

  7. 75 FR 65026 - National Advisory Council Teleconference Meeting

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    ...: Notice of teleconference meeting. SUMMARY: The National Advisory Council (NAC) will be holding a..., Washington, DC 20472-3100, telephone 202-646-3746, fax 202-646-3930, and e-mail FEMA-NAC@dhs.gov . The NAC Web site is located at: http://www.fema.gov/about/nac/ . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this...

  8. 75 FR 4578 - Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: National Explosives...

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    ... Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP... under the National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program. The data is collected electronically... feedback to the Chief of the National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program and instructional staff and...

  9. 44 CFR 352.6 - FEMA determination on the commitment of Federal facilities and resources.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... commitment of Federal facilities and resources. 352.6 Section 352.6 Emergency Management and Assistance... PLANTS: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLANNING Certifications and Determinations § 352.6 FEMA determination on the commitment of Federal facilities and resources. (a) A licensee request for Federal facilities and...

  10. 78 FR 39302 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0008... addressed to the Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency... Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2013-15646 Filed 6-28-13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE...

  11. 75 FR 8389 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

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    ...] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No. 1660-NEW... Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 30-day notice and request for comments; new information... Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the information collection abstracted below to the Office of...

  12. 77 FR 56663 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, Citizen Corps...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2012-0029..., Citizen Corps Council Registration AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice... process for Citizen Corps Councils and Community Emergency Response Team programs. DATES: Comments must be...

  13. 76 FR 37359 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 1660-0044...

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    ... Management Institute to self-assess the knowledge and skills gained through emergency management-related... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2011-0008...; Emergency Management Institute Follow-Up Evaluation Survey AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS...

  14. Recreation partnerships on national forests: The influences of institutional commitment and urban proximity on agency capacity

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    Allie E. McCreary; Erin Seekamp; Lee. Cerveny

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents data from the second phase of a multiphase study being conducted to explore the structure and function of U.S. Forest Service (FS) recreation partnerships. In Phase I, institutional commitment and urban proximity emerged as key indicators of agency capacity to effectively develop and maintain recreation partnerships. In Phase II, multiple case...

  15. 75 FR 61490 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Consumer...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0502... on Understanding the Risks and Benefits of FDA-Regulated Medical Products AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity...

  16. 75 FR 28034 - National Protection and Programs Directorate; Agency Information Collection Activities: United...

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    ... enforcement agencies; and the Federal intelligence community to assist in the decisions they make related to... the collection of fingerprints from two prints to 10. The new collection time of 35 seconds, an... overseas posts; other DHS officers; and appropriate officers of the United States intelligence and law...

  17. 77 FR 51577 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: National...

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    2012-08-24

    ... Customer Satisfaction Survey ACTION: 30-Day notice of information collection under review. The Department... Satisfaction Survey. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice... customer satisfaction survey to more effectively capture customer perception/satisfaction of services. AEPD...

  18. Environmental Media Systems: Innovations at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Exposure Research Laboratory

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    Costelloe-Kuehn, Brandon

    2012-01-01

    This multi-sited ethnography analyzes challenges and opportunities in the design and development of digital media systems in the Office of Research and Development (ORD) at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Drawing heavily from interviews conducted over the course of three years, primarily with scientists at the ORD's…

  19. International Energy Agency's Heat Pump Centre (IEA-HPC) Annual National Team Working Group Meeting

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Broders, M. A.

    1992-09-01

    The traveler, serving as Delegate from the United States Advanced Heat Pump National Team, participated in the activities of the fourth IEA-HPC National Team Working Group meeting. Highlights of this meeting included review and discussion of 1992 IEA-HPC activities and accomplishments, introduction of the Switzerland National Team, and development of the 1993 IEA-HPC work program. The traveler also gave a formal presentation about the Development and Activities of the IEA Advanced Heat Pump U.S. National Team.

  20. FEMA Database Requirements Assessment and Resource Directory Model.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-05-01

    File (NRCM) -- WContains information on organizations that are information resources on virtually any subject. * NEW YORK TIMES ONLINE -- Full text...version of the New York Times. * Newsearch: The Daily Index (Newsearch) -- Daily indexing of the periodicals in Magazine Index, newspapers in National...a NEXIS -- Full text of all general and business news covered in a variety of news - papers, magazines and wire services. 0 Oceanic Abstracts

  1. Primary healthcare reform in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.

    PubMed

    Santoro, A; Abu-Rmeileh, N; Khader, A; Seita, A; McKee, M

    2016-09-25

    Palestinian refugees served by the United Nation Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) are experiencing increasing rates of diagnosis of non-communicable diseases. In response, in 2011 UNRWA initiated an Agency-wide programme of primary healthcare reform, informed by the Chronic Care Model framework. Health services were reorganized following a family-centred approach, with delivery by multidisciplinary family health teams supported by updated technical advice. An inclusive clinical information system, termed e-Health, was implemented to collect a wide range of health information, with a focus on continuity of treatment. UNRWA was able to bring about these wide-ranging changes within its existing resources, reallocating finances, reforming its payment mechanisms, and modernizing its drug-procurement policies. While specific components of UNRWA's primary healthcare reform are showing promising results, additional efforts are needed to empower patients further and to strengthen involvement of the community.

  2. 77 FR 6776 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-National School...

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    2012-02-09

    ...: Proposed Collection; Comment Request--National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Access... be directed to Steven Carlson at 703-305-2017. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Access, Participation, Eligibility, and Certification Study...

  3. Unsubstantiated claims in patient brochures from the largest state, provincial, and national chiropractic associations and research agencies.

    PubMed

    Grod, J P; Sikorski, D; Keating, J C

    2001-10-01

    To determine the presence or absence of claims for the clinical art of chiropractic that are not currently justified by available scientific evidence or are intrinsically untestable. A survey of patient education and promotional material produced by national, state, and provincial societies and research agencies in Canada and the United States. Patient brochures were solicited from the 3 largest provincial, 3 largest state, and the 3 largest national professional associations in the United States and Canada. Similar requests were made of 2 research agencies supported by the national associations. Brochures were reviewed for the presence or absence of unsubstantiated claims. Of the 11 organizations sampled, 9 distribute patient brochures. Of these 9 organizations, all distribute patient brochures that make claims for chiropractic services that have not been scientifically validated. The largest professional associations in the United States and Canada distribute patient brochures that make claims for the clinical art of chiropractic that are not currently justified by available scientific evidence or that are intrinsically untestable. These assertions are self-defeating because they reinforce an image of the chiropractic profession as functioning outside the boundaries of scientific behavior.

  4. 77 FR 12871 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for National Geological and Geophysical...

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    ...; (2) Build the National Catalog by providing site-specific metadata for items in inventoried... geophysical data; (b) Digital infrastructure; (c) Metadata for items in data collections; and (d) Special data...

  5. National survey of US public transit agency experience with and response to extreme weather events.

    DOT National Transportation Integrated Search

    2016-09-01

    Extreme weather events pose serious challenges public transit systems. They disrupt transit operations, impair service quality, increase threats to public safety, and damage infrastructure. This report presents findings from a June 2016 national surv...

  6. Payload operations management of a planned European SL-Mission employing establishments of ESA and national agencies

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Joensson, Rolf; Mueller, Karl L.

    1994-01-01

    Spacelab (SL)-missions with Payload Operations (P/L OPS) from Europe involve numerous space agencies, various ground infrastructure systems and national user organizations. An effective management structure must bring together different entities, facilities and people, but at the same time keep interfaces, costs and schedule under strict control. This paper outlines the management concept for P/L OPS of a planned European SL-mission. The proposal draws on the relevant experience in Europe, which was acquired via the ESA/NASA mission SL-1, by the execution of two German SL-missions and by the involvement in, or the support of, several NASA-missions.

  7. Nearly Half Of All Medicare Hospice Enrollees Received Care From Agencies Owned By Regional Or National Chains

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    Stevenson, David G.; Dalton, Jesse B.; Grabowski, David C.; Huskamp, Haiden A.

    2016-01-01

    To date, analyses of ownership in the US hospice sector have focused on the growth of for-profit hospice and on aggregate differences in patient populations and service use patterns between for-profit and not-for-profit agencies. Although such comparisons are useful, they do not offer insights about the types of organizations that comprise the hospice sector, including the emergence of multi-agency chains. Using Medicare Cost Reports from 2000 to 2011, we track the evolution of the US hospice industry, not only to describe the market's composition by profit status but also to provide new information about the roles of regional and national chains. Almost half of all Medicare hospice enrollees received these services from a multi-agency chain in 2011. Although a handful of companies play a prominent role, the presence of smaller for-profit and not-for-profit hospice chains also has grown in recent years. By focusing on the role of the diverse organizations that provide hospice care, our analyses can help inform efforts to monitor and assure quality of care, to assess payment adequacy and options for reform, and to facilitate greater transparency and accountability within the hospice marketplace. PMID:25561641

  8. Institutional change and political decision-making in the creation of the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency.

    PubMed

    Piovesan, Márcia Franke; Labra, Maria Eliana

    2007-06-01

    This article examines the decision-making process that led to the creation of the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) in 1999. The authors begin by discussing the history of the Agency's predecessor, the Health Surveillance Secretariat, and the need for its modernization to adjust the quality of the products under its control to domestic and international demands. From the theoretical perspective of neo-institutionalism, the article goes on to analyze the social and political context surrounding the debate on the proposed alternatives to adjust Health Surveillance to new rules in line with such requirements, focusing especially on the formulation of the new policy, the decision-making arena, and the actors with specific interests in the sector. The research drew on extensive documentary and media material, plus interviews with key actors. The article concludes that a determinant factor for the creation of ANVISA was the favorable domestic political context, fostering a positive correlation of forces that (in an extremely short timeframe, 1998-1999) allowed the creation of the first regulatory agency in the social policies area in Brazil.

  9. Improving DoD Support to FEMA’s All-Hazards Plans

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-01-01

    concert with CCMD planners and DCOs/DCEs, FEMA has established sets of pre-scripted mission assignments ( PSMAs ). As discussed below, perceptions...regarding the utility of PSMAs varied widely among the stakeholders we interviewed. xiv Improving DoD Support to FEMA’s All-Hazards Plans DoD...assignments ( PSMAs ) that remain working drafts based on lessons learned from previous disasters. Although not pre- approved, PSMAs facilitate a more rapid

  10. 78 FR 2438 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Existing Collection, Comments Requested: The National...

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    ... Collection, Comments Requested: The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Point-of-Contact... Background Check System (NICS) Point-of-Contact (POC) State Final Determination Electronic Submission. (3... required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Full Point-of-Contact (POC) States; Partial POC...

  11. Combating terrorism : federal agencies' efforts to implement national policy and strategy

    DOT National Transportation Integrated Search

    1997-09-01

    The threat of terrorist attacks against U.S. citizens and property both at home and abroad has been an issue of growing national concern. As requested, the General Accounting Office (GAO) reviewed U.S. efforts to combat terrorism. This report discuss...

  12. 77 FR 23270 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, National Flood...

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    ... information collection that allows the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to facilitate the availability of flood insurance to those who have a need to purchase such. The NFIP will collect information from... available by the NFIP would be adversely affected. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 18...

  13. 76 FR 59379 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-National Universal...

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    ... eligible under Federal regulations, but generally select foods based on factors such as cost, availability... for all information entering the NUPC database to ensure that NUPC data is captured with a high level... provide only 5 data elements (i.e. UPC, Item Name, Package size, Container type, and National Category...

  14. 76 FR 81488 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National...

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    ... Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES... viruses. For additional information about EPA's public docket, visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at... Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program (Renewal). ICR Number: EPA ICR No. 0229.20, OMB...

  15. 76 FR 25331 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Oil and...

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    ... Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency... http://www.regulations.gov to obtain a copy of the draft collection of information, submit or view... comments: 1. Explain your views as clearly as possible and provide specific examples. 2. Describe any...

  16. Mapping Coastal Flood Zones for the National Flood Insurance Program

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

    2004-12-01

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

  17. 44 CFR Appendix A to Part 353 - Memorandum of Understanding Between Federal Emergency Management Agency and Nuclear Regulatory...

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    ... Between Federal Emergency Management Agency and Nuclear Regulatory Commission A Appendix A to Part 353... Understanding Between Federal Emergency Management Agency and Nuclear Regulatory Commission The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have entered into a new...

  18. 21 CFR 1404.645 - Do other Federal agencies know if the Office of National Drug Control Policy agrees to a...

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 9 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Do other Federal agencies know if the Office of National Drug Control Policy agrees to a voluntary exclusion? 1404.645 Section 1404.645 Food and Drugs OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY GOVERNMENTWIDE DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION (NONPROCUREMENT) General Principles Relating to Suspension and...

  19. Leading Preparedness for Local Fire Agencies

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-12-01

    tsunami that raced across coastal cities including Fukushima where the Fukushima - Daiichi nuclear power station was flooded. The disaster killed more than...emergency preparedness related governmental agencies and increased support at the federal level with a focus on natural disasters .13 The FEMA was...participation has led to increased safety and situational awareness through directed information sharing for all fire response personnel. The core capability of

  20. Training tissue bank operators: the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)/National University of Singapore (NUS) 10 years of experience.

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    Nather, A; Phillips, G O; Morales Pedraza, Jorge; Lee, Chris C W

    2009-05-01

    National University of Singapore (NUS) was appointed by IAEA to become IAEA/NUS Regional Training Centre (RTC) for Asia and the Pacific region in September 1996. The Government of Singapore (represented by the Ministry of Environment) with the National Science and Technology Board as the funding agency awarded a grant of S$225,500 to build a new purpose-built tissue bank to be the Regional Training Centre. National University Hospital provided a space of 2,000 square feet for this purpose. The first Diploma Course was launched on 3 November 1997 with 17 candidates with the first NUS Diploma Examination being held in October 1998. Between November 1997 and April 2007, a total of nine courses were conducted by RTC with a total of 180 tissue bank operators, 133 from Asia and the Pacific region (13 countries including 2 from Iran), 14 from Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Egypt, South Africa and Zambia), 6 from Latin America (Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Peru and Uruguay), 9 from Europe (Greece, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine) and 2 from Australia. The last batch (ninth batch) involved twenty students registered in April 2007 and will be due to sit for the terminal examination only in April 2008.

  1. 76 FR 33327 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

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    ...; State/Local/Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plans AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION... . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Collection of Information Title: State/Local/Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plans. Type of... Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plan requirements is to support the administration of FEMA Mitigation grant...

  2. 75 FR 68614 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

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    ... preparedness. The NETC site has facilities and housing available for those participating in emergency... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2010-0043...: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 30-day notice and request for comments; revision...

  3. 78 FR 24226 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application for...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0008; OMB No. 1660-0080] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application for Surplus Federal Real Property Public Benefit Conveyance and BRAC Program for Emergency...

  4. 75 FR 12770 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

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    ...] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No. 1660--NEW.... ACTION: Notice; 30-day notice and request for comments; new information collection; OMB No. 1660--NEW... Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the information collection abstracted below to the Office of...

  5. 77 FR 70798 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Community...

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    ... Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and sent via electronic mail to oira... Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) to document the activities that communities have undertaken... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2010-0012...

  6. 78 FR 69099 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0033... addressed to the Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency... 089-17, RCPT Membership List. Abstract: The RCPGP is an important tool among a comprehensive set of...

  7. 78 FR 50436 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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  10. Strengthening the Federal Emergency Management Agency's disaster response capabilities.

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    Cannon, Glenn M

    2008-04-01

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Disaster Operations Directorate provides the core federal response capability to save lives and to protect property in US communities that have been overwhelmed by the impact of a major disaster or emergency. The directorate executes its mission through three main programme areas: operational direction, command and control; operational teams; and operational planning. Based on lessons learned from years of disaster response experience, FEMA is now taking a more proactive and collaborative approach with its partners. This paper discusses how FEMA is placing a greater emphasis on response operations and strengthening capabilities across the full range of operational and support missions by comprehensively revamping its disaster operations model; enhancing its headquarters and regional operations centres; enhancing its headquarters and regional operational planning capabilities; and addressing catastrophic disaster planning and related critical preparedness issues.

  11. 32 CFR Attachment A to Subpart B... - Standard A-National Agency Check With Local Agency Checks and Credit Check (NACLC)

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    ... documentation, if not completed in any previous investigation; a check of Bureau of Vital Statistics records when any discrepancy is found to exist. (5) Local Agency Checks: As a minimum, all investigations will...

  12. 32 CFR Attachment A to Subpart B... - Standard A-National Agency Check With Local Agency Checks and Credit Check (NACLC)

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    2011-07-01

    ... documentation, if not completed in any previous investigation; a check of Bureau of Vital Statistics records when any discrepancy is found to exist. (5) Local Agency Checks: As a minimum, all investigations will...

  13. 32 CFR Attachment A to Subpart B... - Standard A-National Agency Check With Local Agency Checks and Credit Check (NACLC)

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    2010-07-01

    ... documentation, if not completed in any previous investigation; a check of Bureau of Vital Statistics records when any discrepancy is found to exist. (5) Local Agency Checks: As a minimum, all investigations will...

  14. 32 CFR Attachment A to Subpart B... - Standard A-National Agency Check With Local Agency Checks and Credit Check (NACLC)

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    2014-07-01

    ... documentation, if not completed in any previous investigation; a check of Bureau of Vital Statistics records when any discrepancy is found to exist. (5) Local Agency Checks: As a minimum, all investigations will...

  15. 32 CFR Attachment A to Subpart B... - Standard A-National Agency Check With Local Agency Checks and Credit Check (NACLC)

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    2013-07-01

    ... documentation, if not completed in any previous investigation; a check of Bureau of Vital Statistics records when any discrepancy is found to exist. (5) Local Agency Checks: As a minimum, all investigations will...

  16. FEMA Act

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    Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK

    2009-02-11

    Senate - 02/11/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  17. The Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey: The First National Survey of State Health Agency Employees

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    Sellers, Katie; Leider, Jonathon P.; Harper, Elizabeth; Castrucci, Brian C.; Bharthapudi, Kiran; Liss-Levinson, Rivka; Jarris, Paul E.; Hunter, Edward L.

    2015-01-01

    Context: Public health practitioners, policy makers, and researchers alike have called for more data on individual worker's perceptions about workplace environment, job satisfaction, and training needs for a quarter of a century. The Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS) was created to answer that call. Objective: Characterize key components of the public health workforce, including demographics, workplace environment, perceptions about national trends, and perceived training needs. Design: A nationally representative survey of central office employees at state health agencies (SHAs) was conducted in 2014. Approximately 25 000 e-mail invitations to a Web-based survey were sent out to public health staff in 37 states, based on a stratified sampling approach. Balanced repeated replication weights were used to account for the complex sampling design. Setting and Participants: A total of 10 246 permanently employed SHA central office employees participated in PH WINS (46% response rate). Main Outcome Measures: Perceptions about training needs; workplace environment and job satisfaction; national initiatives and trends; and demographics. Results: Although the majority of staff said they were somewhat or very satisfied with their job (79%; 95% confidence interval [CI], 78-80), as well as their organization (65%; 95% CI, 64-66), more than 42% (95% CI, 41-43) were considering leaving their organization in the next year or retiring before 2020; 4% of those were considering leaving for another job elsewhere in governmental public health. The majority of public health staff at SHA central offices are female (72%; 95% CI, 71-73), non-Hispanic white (70%; 95% CI, 69-71), and older than 40 years (73%; 95% CI, 72-74). The greatest training needs include influencing policy development, preparing a budget, and training related to the social determinants of health. Conclusions: PH WINS represents the first nationally representative survey of SHA employees. It

  18. The Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey: The First National Survey of State Health Agency Employees.

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    Sellers, Katie; Leider, Jonathon P; Harper, Elizabeth; Castrucci, Brian C; Bharthapudi, Kiran; Liss-Levinson, Rivka; Jarris, Paul E; Hunter, Edward L

    2015-01-01

    Public health practitioners, policy makers, and researchers alike have called for more data on individual worker's perceptions about workplace environment, job satisfaction, and training needs for a quarter of a century. The Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH WINS) was created to answer that call. Characterize key components of the public health workforce, including demographics, workplace environment, perceptions about national trends, and perceived training needs. A nationally representative survey of central office employees at state health agencies (SHAs) was conducted in 2014. Approximately 25,000 e-mail invitations to a Web-based survey were sent out to public health staff in 37 states, based on a stratified sampling approach. Balanced repeated replication weights were used to account for the complex sampling design. A total of 10,246 permanently employed SHA central office employees participated in PH WINS (46% response rate). Perceptions about training needs; workplace environment and job satisfaction; national initiatives and trends; and demographics. Although the majority of staff said they were somewhat or very satisfied with their job (79%; 95% confidence interval [CI], 78-80), as well as their organization (65%; 95% CI, 64-66), more than 42% (95% CI, 41-43) were considering leaving their organization in the next year or retiring before 2020; 4% of those were considering leaving for another job elsewhere in governmental public health. The majority of public health staff at SHA central offices are female (72%; 95% CI, 71-73), non-Hispanic white (70%; 95% CI, 69-71), and older than 40 years (73%; 95% CI, 72-74). The greatest training needs include influencing policy development, preparing a budget, and training related to the social determinants of health. PH WINS represents the first nationally representative survey of SHA employees. It holds significant potential to help answer previously unaddressed questions in public health

  19. United Nations/European Space Agency Workshops on Basic Space Science

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    Haubold, H. J.; Ocampo, A.; Torres, S.; Wamsteker, W.

    1995-01-01

    In 1958, the United Nations (UN) formally recognized a new potential for international cooperation by establishing an ad hoc Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). A year later the Committee became a permanent body, and by 1983 membership had expanded to 53 states, with more than half of the members coming from the developing world. In 1970, COPUOS established the UN Program on Space Applications in order to strengthen cooperation in space science and technology between non-industrialized and industrialized countries. In the last few years, the UN and its COPUOS have paid increasing attention to education and research in space science and technology, including basic space science. In 1991 the UN, in cooperation with ESA, initiated the organization of annual Workshops in Basic Space Science for developing countries. These Workshops are designed to be held in one of the following major regions: Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Western Asia, and Europe. Accordingly, Basic Space Science Workshops have already been held in India (1991), Costa Rica andColombia (1992), and Nigeria (1993). The fourth Workshop was held from 27 June to 1 July 1994 at the Cairo University, in Egypt, for Western Asia.

  20. National requirements for improved elevation data

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    Snyder, Gregory I.; Sugarbaker, Larry J.; Jason, Allyson L.; Maune, David F.

    2014-01-01

    This report presents the results of surveys, structured interviews, and workshops conducted to identify key national requirements for improved elevation data for the United States and its territories, including coastlines. Organizations also identified and reported the expected economic benefits that would be realized if their requirements for improved elevation were met (appendixes 1–3). This report describes the data collection methodology and summarizes the findings. Participating organizations included 34 Federal agencies, 50 States and two territories, and a sampling of local governments, tribes, and nongovernmental orgnizations. The nongovernmental organizations included The Nature Conservancy and a sampling of private sector businesses. These data were collected in 2010-2011 as part of the National Enhanced Elevation Assessment (NEEA), a study to identify program alternatives for better meeting the Nation’s elevation data needs. NEEA tasks included the collection of national elevation requirements; analysis of the benefits and costs of meeting these requirements; assessment of emerging elevation technologies, lifecycle data management needs, and costs for managing and distributing a national-scale dataset and derived products; and candidate national elevation program alternatives that balance costs and benefits in meeting the Nation’s elevation requirements. The NEEA was sponsored by the National Digital Elevation Program (NDEP), a government coordination body with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as managing partner that includes the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), among the more than a dozen agencies and organizations. The term enhanced elevation data as used in this report refers broadly to three-dimensional measurements of land or

  1. Radioprotective drugs: a synopsis of current research and a proposed research plan for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Final report

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    Hickman, R.; Anspaugh, L.

    1985-04-01

    FEMA has broad roles in the management of disasters potentially involving substantial amounts of radioactive contamination. These could be either peacetime or wartime disasters. A meeting was held in March 1985 to see if there are any research contributions that FEMA might reasonably make in the area of radioprotective drugs that would substantially enhance its ability to perform its mission. The other federal agencies presently sponsoring research in the field were represented at the meeting. A few selected researchers also participated to provide complementary viewpoints. Activities of a modest scale that FEMA might undertake were identified, as were larger scalemore » activities that might be undertaken in the event of long-term, major funding-level increases for FEMA. 2 refs.« less

  2. Relationship and Involvement of the State Library Agencies with the National Program Proposed by NCLIS. Related Paper No. 1.

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    Trezza, Alphonse F.

    Each of the 50 states has created a state library agency to administer state and federal library programs. Since the 1960's state library agencies have been involved in bibliographical systems and networks. In the 1970's these agencies completed long-range plans to meet each state's library service needs. Because of this experience, the state…

  3. The Development of the Joint NASA GSFC and the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) Geopotential Model EGM96

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    Lemoine, F. G.; Kenyon, S.C.; Factor, J. K.; Trimmer, R. G.; Pavlis, N. K.; Chinn, D. S.; Cox, C. M.; Klosko, S. M.; Luthcke, S. B.; Torrence, M. H.; hide

    1998-01-01

    The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), and The Ohio State University (OSU) have collaborated to develop an improved spherical harmonic model of the Earth's gravitational potential to degree 360. The new model, Earth Gravitational Model 1996 (EGM96), incorporates improved surface gravity data, altimeter-derived gravity anomalies from ERS-1 and from the GEOSAT Geodetic Mission (GM), extensive satellite tracking data-including new data from Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR), the Global Postioning System (GPS), NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS), the French DORIS system, and the US Navy TRANET Doppler tracking system-as well as direct altimeter ranges from TOPEX/POSEIDON (T/P), ERS-1, and GEOSAT. The final solution blends a low-degree combination model to degree 70, a block-diagonal solution from degree 71 to 359, and a quadrature solution at degree 360. The model was used to compute geoid undulations accurate to better than one meter (with the exception of areas void of dense and accurate surface gravity data) and realize WGS84 as a true three-dimensional reference system. Additional results from the EGM96 solution include models of the dynamic ocean topography to degree 20 from T/P and ERS-1 together, and GEOSAT separately, and improved orbit determination for Earth-orbiting satellites.

  4. [Storing succinylcholine in prehospital settings following the recommendations of the French National Agency for the safety of medicines].

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    Lefort, H; Mendibil, A; Margerin, S; Cuquel, A-C; Jost, D; Tazarourte, K; Domanski, L; Tourtier, J-P

    2014-06-01

    The French National Pharmaceuticals Agency (ANSM) has recommanded in July 2012 not to break the cold chain before using succinylcholine (Celocurine®). to understand the pre-clinical evolution of the conservation modes of this curare. Descriptive study before (year 2011) and after (year 2012). Online survey to French Samu/Smur. SMUR location, conservation method at clinical base, in the mobile unit (UMH) and at the patient. Principal decision criteria: evolution of the conservation modes before and after the recommendation (qualitatives variables compared with a Fisher test). Out of 101 SAMU/SMUR, 62 answered. Conservation modes of succinylcholine vials were significantly different (P<0.001). Proper conservation was observed in 26 % of the cases before and 43 % after. Mobile units (UMH) equipped with a fridge increased from one out of two to 77 %. The lack of conservation modes passive or active on UMH went from 31 % to 3.4 % with isotherms bags with ice when a fridge was not available. The destruction of capsules at current temperature in a 24-hour period increased: 22 % before, 47 % after (P=0.04). After recommendations from ANSM, conservation modes and destruction of succinylcholine in a prehospital environment were significantly impacted. Copyright © 2014 Société française d’anesthésie et de réanimation (Sfar). Published by Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.

  5. Quality in Cross-Border Higher Education and Challenges for the Internationalization of National Quality Assurance Agencies in the Asia-Pacific Region: The Taiwanese Experience

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    Hou, Angela Yung-chi

    2014-01-01

    Cross-border higher education has created a need to build capacity -- particularly in the internationalization dimension -- for national quality assurance agencies to evaluate cross-border education provided by foreign educational providers, or jointly by local and foreign institutions. This is quickly becoming a key issue in the Asia-Pacific…

  6. 45 CFR 1155.645 - Federal agency or agency.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Federal agency or agency. 1155.645 Section 1155.645 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS... (FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE) Definitions § 1155.645 Federal agency or agency. Federal agency or agency means any...

  7. 21 CFR 1405.645 - Federal agency or agency.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 9 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Federal agency or agency. 1405.645 Section 1405.645 Food and Drugs OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY GOVERNMENTWIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE (FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE) Definitions § 1405.645 Federal agency or agency. Federal agency or agency...

  8. Invasive bacterial diseases: national surveillance in Italy and vaccination coverage in the Local Health Agency 4 "Chiavarese", Liguria region (Italy).

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    Trucchi, C; Zoppi, G

    2012-06-01

    In 2007 in Italy, the National Institute of Health published a new protocol for the National Surveillance of Invasive Bacterial Diseases, in order to enhance the notification system of these diseases and to improve immunization strategies. Available vaccines to prevent these diseases were introduced for the first time into the 1999-2000 National Immunization Plan (NIP) (vaccination against Haemophilus influenzae type b) and the 2005-2007 NIP (vaccination against Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C). We evaluated the frequency of invasive diseases, on the basis of the number of notifications, the different immunization strategies in the Italian Regions and the vaccination coverage in Local Health Agency 4 "Chiavarese" (LHA) in the Liguria Region (Italy). We evaluated the number of notifications of invasive diseases collected by the national databank coordinated by the ISS (Informative System of Infectious Diseases, SIMI) from 1994 to 2011. We also examined regional regulations concerning immunization policies. Immunization coverage was calculated by means of the "OASIS" software (version 9.0.0) used in our LHA. Available data indicate that the large-scale vaccination policy begun in 1999 in Italy has led to a great reduction in Haemophilus influenzae-related diseases in the pediatric age. Meningococcal diseases have declined to a lesser degree; this is due to the more recent introduction of vaccination against serogroup C (in 2005), the variability of the immunization strategies adopted in the different Italian Regions and the availability of the vaccination against serogroup C only in the pediatric age. The diseases caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae seem to have increased since 2007 because of the implementation of the Surveillance of Invasive Diseases Program and the subsequent notification of all invasive diseases (not only meningitis). Furthermore, the various Italian Regions have adopted different immunization strategies against

  9. [Vinyl chloride and 1,2-dichloroethane: classification and assessment of carcinogenicity, guidelines, threshold values, and standards developed by national and international entities, organizations, and agencies].

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    Binetti, R; Costamagna, F M; Marcello, I

    2001-01-01

    International, national and regulatory classification, evaluation, guidelines and occupational exposure values regarding vinyl chloride and 1,2-dichloroethane, carried out by European Union (EU). Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Italian National Advisory Toxicological Committee (CCTN), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), World Health Organization (WHO), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) and other institutions, have been considered with particular reference to the carcinogenic effects. Moreover information is reported in support of classification and evaluation and a short historical review since early 1970s, when first evidence that occupational exposure to VC could lead to angiosarcoma was published.

  10. Hypertension and treatment outcomes in Palestine refugees in United Nations Relief and Works Agency primary health care clinics in Jordan.

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    Khader, A; Farajallah, L; Shahin, Y; Hababeh, M; Abu-Zayed, I; Zachariah, R; Kochi, A; Kapur, A; Harries, A D; Shaikh, I; Seita, A

    2014-10-01

    In six United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) primary health care clinics in Jordan serving Palestine refugees diagnosed with hypertension, to determine the number, characteristics, programme outcomes and measures of disease control for those registered up to 30 June, 2013, and in those who attended clinic in the second quarter of 2013, the prevalence of disease-related complications between those with hypertension only and hypertension combined with diabetes mellitus. Retrospective cohort study with programme and outcome data collected and analysed using E-Health. There were 18 881 patients registered with hypertension with females (64%) and persons aged ≥ 40 years (87%) predominating. At baseline, cigarette smoking was recorded in 17%, physical inactivity in 48% and obesity in 71% of patients. 77% of all registered patients attended clinic in the second quarter of 2013; of these, 50% had hypertension and diabetes and 50% had hypertension alone; 9% did not attend the clinics and 10% were lost to follow-up. Amongst those attending clinic, 92% had their blood pressure measured, of whom 83% had blood pressure <140/90 mm Hg. There were significantly more patients with hypertension and diabetes (N = 966, 13%) who had disease-related complications than patients who had hypertension alone (N = 472, 6%) [OR 2.2, 95% CI 2.0-2.5], and these differences were found for both males [18% vs. 10%, OR 1.9, 95% CI 1.6-2.2] and females [11% vs. 5%, OR 2.4, 95% CI 2.1-2.9]. Large numbers of Palestine refugees are being registered and treated for hypertension in UNRWA primary health care clinics in Jordan. Cohort analysis and E-Health can be used to regularly assess caseload, programme outcomes, clinic performance, blood pressure control and cumulative prevalence of disease-related complications. Current challenges include the need to increase clinic attendance and attain better control of blood pressure. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  11. 13 CFR 123.108 - How do the SBA disaster loan program and the FEMA grant programs interact?

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    2012-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false How do the SBA disaster loan program and the FEMA grant programs interact? 123.108 Section 123.108 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM Home Disaster Loans § 123.108 How do the SBA disaster loan...

  12. 13 CFR 123.108 - How do the SBA disaster loan program and the FEMA grant programs interact?

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    2014-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false How do the SBA disaster loan program and the FEMA grant programs interact? 123.108 Section 123.108 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM Home Disaster Loans § 123.108 How do the SBA disaster loan...

  13. 13 CFR 123.108 - How do the SBA disaster loan program and the FEMA grant programs interact?

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    2011-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false How do the SBA disaster loan program and the FEMA grant programs interact? 123.108 Section 123.108 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM Home Disaster Loans § 123.108 How do the SBA disaster loan...

  14. 13 CFR 123.108 - How do the SBA disaster loan program and the FEMA grant programs interact?

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    2013-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false How do the SBA disaster loan program and the FEMA grant programs interact? 123.108 Section 123.108 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOAN PROGRAM Home Disaster Loans § 123.108 How do the SBA disaster loan...

  15. 76 FR 12749 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-0044...

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    ... space and/or housing for emergency preparedness training conducted at the Federal Emergency Management... Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may conduct training for the purpose of emergency preparedness... emergency preparedness. The NETC site has facilities and housing available for those participating in...

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    ... instruction of emergency preparedness officials and other persons in the organization, operation, and techniques of emergency preparedness, and to conduct or operate schools or classes. The Administrator... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0009...

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    ... disasters. This information is required to determine that the infrastructure of the site supports the...; Request for the Site Inspection and Landowners Authorization/Ingress-Egress Agreement AGENCY: Federal...-1), Request for the Site Inspection; FEMA Form 010-0-10 (formerly 90-31), Landowner's Authorization...

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    ... Request; Request for the Site Inspection, Landowners Authorization/Ingress/Egress Agreement. AGENCY... . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Collection of Information Title: Request for the Site Inspection, Landowners...-09, Request for the Site Inspection; FEMA Form 010-0-10, Landowner's Authorization Ingress- Egress...

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  1. 78 FR 31966 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: [FEMA-2013-0019... Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or... Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) provides funding support...

  2. Transit profiles : agencies in urbanized areas exceeding 200,000 population for the 1994 National Transit Database report year

    DOT National Transportation Integrated Search

    1995-12-01

    This publication consists of individual profiles for each reporting transit agency located in an urbanized area with a population exceeding 200,000. The data contained in each profile consists of general and summary reports, as well as modal, perform...

  3. Notice of Willingness of National Risk Management Research Laboratory Researchers to Participate in Funding Opportunities of Other Federal Agencies

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    Researchers within the NRMRL may be willing and available to participate with an eligible institution to prepare a joint assistance application in response to a Request for Application (RFA) issued by another by another Federal Agency.

  4. Targeting adults who provide alcohol to underage youth: results from a national survey of local law enforcement agencies.

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    Jones-Webb, Rhonda; Toomey, Traci L; Lenk, Kathleen M; Nelson, Toben F; Erickson, Darin J

    2015-06-01

    We investigated what local enforcement agencies are doing to target adults who provide alcohol to underage youth; what types of enforcement activities are being conducted to target adult providers; and factors that encourage enforcement activities that target adult providers. We surveyed 1,056 local law enforcement agencies in the US and measured whether or not the agency conducted enforcement activities that target adults who provide alcohol to underage youth. We also measured whether certain agency and jurisdiction characteristics were associated with enforcement activities that target adults who provide alcohol to underage youth. Less than half (42%) of local enforcement agencies conducted enforcement efforts targeting adults who provide alcohol to underage youth. Agencies that conducted the enforcement activities targeting adult providers were significantly more likely to have a full time officer specific to alcohol enforcement, a division specific to alcohol enforcement, a social host law, and to perceive underage drinking was very common. Results suggest that targeting social providers (i.e., adults over 21 years of age) will require greater law enforcement resources, implementation of underage drinking laws (e.g., social host policies), and changing perceptions among law enforcement regarding underage drinking. Future studies are needed to identify the most effective enforcement efforts and to examine how enforcement efforts are prospectively linked to alcohol consumption.

  5. Targeting Adults Who Provide Alcohol to Underage Youth: Results from a National Survey of Local Law Enforcement Agencies

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    Jones-Webb, Rhonda; Toomey, Traci L.; Lenk, Kathleen M.; Nelson, Toben F.; Erickson, Darin J.

    2014-01-01

    Objective We investigated what local enforcement agencies are doing to target adults who provide alcohol to underage youth; what types of enforcement activities are being conducted to target adult providers; and factors that encourage enforcement activities that target adult providers. Method We surveyed 1056 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and measured whether or not the agency conducted enforcement activities that target adults who provide alcohol to underage youth. We also measured whether certain agency and jurisdiction characteristics were associated with enforcement activities that target adults who provide alcohol to underage youth. Results Less than half (42%) of local enforcement agencies conducted enforcement efforts targeting adults who provide alcohol to underage youth. Agencies that conducted the enforcement activities targeting adult providers were significantly more likely to have a full time officer specific to alcohol enforcement, a division specific to alcohol enforcement, a social host law, and to perceive underage drinking was very common. Conclusions Results suggest that targeting social providers (i.e., adults over 21 years of age) will require greater law enforcement resources, implementation of underage drinking laws (e.g., social host policies), and changing perceptions among law enforcement regarding underage drinking. Future studies are needed to identify the most effective enforcement efforts and to examine how enforcement efforts are prospectively linked to alcohol consumption. PMID:25466432

  6. Differences across payors in charges for agency-based home health services: evidence from the National Home and Hospice Care Survey.

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    Freedman, V A; Reschovsky, J D

    1997-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate charge and payment differentials for home health services across different payors. DATA SOURCES: The 1992 National Home and Hospice Care Survey, a nationally representative survey of home and hospice care agencies and their patients, collected by the National Center for Health Statistics. STUDY DESIGN: We compare the average charge for a Medicare home health visit to the average charge for patients with other sources of payment. In making such comparisons, we control for differences across payors in service mix and agency characteristics. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Agencies charge various payors different amounts for similar services, and Medicare is consistently charged more than other payors. CONCLUSIONS: Findings imply the potential existence of payment differentials across payors for home health services, with Medicare and privately insured patients likely to be paying more than others for similar services. Such conclusions raise the possibility that, as in other segments of the healthcare market, cost-shifting and price discrimination might exist within the home health industry. Future research should explore these issues, along with the question of whether Medicare is paying too much for home health services. PMID:9327812

  7. 75 FR 75474 - National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH...

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    ... Amendments to National Flood Insurance Program Maps (Spanish). SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management... Insurance Program Maps (Spanish). Abstract: This collection of information allows owners of structures that... National Flood Insurance Program Maps (Spanish)/ FEMA Form 086-0-22A. Subtotal 18,775 18,775 22,530 659,228...

  11. Evaluation Processes of Regional and National Education Accrediting Agencies: Implications for Redesigning an Evaluation Process in California.

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    Bernhardt, Victoria L.

    Colleges and universities in California may be accredited or approved by four different agencies to offer approved programs of teacher education: the State Department of Education's Office of Private Postsecondary Education (OPPE) (for private institutions); the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC); the Commission on Teacher…

  12. Building a citizen-agency partnership among diverse interests: the Colville National Forest and Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition Experience

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    Ryan Gordon; Angela Mallon; Carolin Maier; Linda Kruger; Bruce Shindler

    2012-01-01

    Concerns about forest health and the threat of wildfire across the Western United States increasingly provide the impetus for communities to find land management solutions that serve multiple interests. Funding and procedural changes over the past decade have positioned federal agencies to put greater emphasis on multistakeholder partnerships and public outreach...

  13. Transforming the Roles of a Public Extension Agency to Strengthen Innovation: Lessons from the National Agricultural Extension Project in Bangladesh

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    Chowdhury, Ataharul Huq; Odame, Helen Hambly; Leeuwis, Cees

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: The rapidly evolving nature of agricultural innovation processes in low-income countries requires agricultural extension agencies to transform the classical roles that previously supported linear information dissemination and adoption of innovation. In Bangladesh, strengthening agricultural innovation calls for facilitation of interactive…

  14. 76 FR 9578 - National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH...

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    ... National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures Leadership Council Meeting Time and Date: 9 a... Chemical Exposures Leadership Council, which is convened by RESOLVE, a non-profit independent facilitator... exposures. The Leadership Council provides overall guidance to the National Conversation project and is...

  16. A national plan for assisting states, federal agencies, and tribes in managing white-nose syndrome in bats

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    ,; ,; ,; ,; ,; ,; ,; ,; ,; ,; ,; ,; ,; ,

    2011-01-01

    White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a disease responsible for unprecedented mortality in hibernating bats in the northeastern U.S. This previously unrecognized disease has spread very rapidly since its discovery in January 2007, and poses a considerable threat to hibernating bats throughout North America. As WNS spreads, the challenges for understanding and managing the disease continue to increase. Given the escalating complexity of these challenges, a highly coordinated effort is required for State, Federal, and Tribal wildlife agencies, and private partners to respond effectively to WNS and conserve species of bats. The plan proposed herein details the elements that are critical to the investigation and management of WNS, identifies key action items to address stated goals, and outlines the role(s) of agencies and entities involved in this continental effort.

  17. Does Money Matter: Earnings Patterns Among a National Sample of the US State Governmental Public Health Agency Workforce.

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    Castrucci, Brian C; Leider, Jonathon P; Liss-Levinson, Rivka; Sellers, Katie

    2015-01-01

    Earnings have been shown to be a critical point in workforce recruitment and retention. However, little is known about how much governmental public health staff are paid across the United States. To characterize earnings among state health agency central office employees. A cross-sectional survey was conducted of state health agency central office employees in late 2014. The sampling approach was stratified by 5 (paired HHS) regions. Balanced repeated replication weights were used to correctly calculate variance estimates, given the complex sampling design. Descriptive and bivariate statistical comparisons were conducted. A linear regression model was used to examine correlates of earnings among full-time employees. A total of 9300 permanently employed, full-time state health agency central office staff who reported earnings information. Earnings are the main outcomes examined in this article. Central office staff earn between $55,000 and $65,000 on average annually. Ascending supervisory status, educational attainment, and tenure are all associated with greater earnings. Those employed in clinical and laboratory positions and public health science positions earn more than their colleagues in administrative positions. Disparities exist between men and women, with men earning more, all else being equal (P < .001). Racial/ethnic disparities also exist, after accounting for other factors. This study provides baseline information to characterize the workforce and key challenges that result from earnings levels, including disparities in earnings that persist after accounting for education and experience. Data from the survey can inform strategies to address earnings issues and help reduce disparities.

  18. National Bureau of Standards and Agency for International Development (NBS/AID) Course on Weights and Measures Services

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    Peiser, H. S.; Raley, C. C.; Tholen, A. D.; Odar, P. M.

    1980-04-01

    The weights and measures systems of the United States and the role of the National Bureau of Standards was considered so that officials of industrializing nations might consider what parts of the U.S. system might usefully be adapted to conditions in their home countries. An exchange of experience in each of the participant's countries was presented. Countries represented included Egypt, Honduras, India, Liberia, Mexico, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, and Tunisia.

  19. 44 CFR Appendix A to Part 353 - Memorandum of Understanding Between Federal Emergency Management Agency and Nuclear Regulatory...

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    2011-10-01

    ... Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY... responsibility to “* * * establish Federal policies for, and coordinate, all civil defense and civil emergency... report delineating milestones for preparation of the plan by the offsite authorities as well as FEMA's...

  20. Does Money Matter: Earnings Patterns Among a National Sample of the US State Governmental Public Health Agency Workforce

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    Castrucci, Brian C.; Leider, Jonathon P.; Liss-Levinson, Rivka; Sellers, Katie

    2015-01-01

    Context: Earnings have been shown to be a critical point in workforce recruitment and retention. However, little is known about how much governmental public health staff are paid across the United States. Objective: To characterize earnings among state health agency central office employees. Design: A cross-sectional survey was conducted of state health agency central office employees in late 2014. The sampling approach was stratified by 5 (paired HHS) regions. Balanced repeated replication weights were used to correctly calculate variance estimates, given the complex sampling design. Descriptive and bivariate statistical comparisons were conducted. A linear regression model was used to examine correlates of earnings among full-time employees. Setting and Participants: A total of 9300 permanently employed, full-time state health agency central office staff who reported earnings information. Main Outcome Measure: Earnings are the main outcomes examined in this article. Results: Central office staff earn between $55 000 and $65 000 on average annually. Ascending supervisory status, educational attainment, and tenure are all associated with greater earnings. Those employed in clinical and laboratory positions and public health science positions earn more than their colleagues in administrative positions. Disparities exist between men and women, with men earning more, all else being equal (P < .001). Racial/ethnic disparities also exist, after accounting for other factors. Conclusions: This study provides baseline information to characterize the workforce and key challenges that result from earnings levels, including disparities in earnings that persist after accounting for education and experience. Data from the survey can inform strategies to address earnings issues and help reduce disparities. PMID:26422496

  1. Evaluating healthcare information technology outside of academia: observations from the national resource center for healthcare information technology at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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    Poon, Eric G; Cusack, Caitlin M; McGowan, Julie J

    2009-01-01

    The National Resource Center for Health Information Technology (NRC) was formed in the fall of 2004 as part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) health IT portfolio to support its grantees. One of the core functions of the NRC was to assist grantees in their evaluation efforts of Health IT. This manuscript highlights some common challenges experienced by health IT project teams at nonacademic institutions, including inappropriately scoped and resourced evaluation efforts, inappropriate choice of metrics, inadequate planning for data collection and analysis, and lack of consideration of qualitative methodologies. Many of these challenges can be avoided or overcome. The strategies adopted by various AHRQ grantees and the lessons learned from their projects should become part of the toolset for current and future implementers of health IT as the nation moves rapidly towards its widespread adoption.

  2. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency national network of research centers: A case study in socio-political influences on research

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    Morehouse, K.

    1995-12-01

    During the 15 years that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has supported university-based research centers, there have been many changes in mission, operating style, funding level, eligibility, and selection process. Even the definition of the term {open_quotes}research center{close_quotes} is open to debate. Shifting national priorities, political realities, and funding uncertainties have powered the evolution of research centers in EPA, although the agency`s basic philosophy on the purpose and value of this approach to research remains essentially unchanged. Today, EPA manages 28 centers, through the Office of Exploratory Research. These centers are administered under three distinct programs. Each program hasmore » its own mission and goals which guide the way individual centers are selected and operated. This paper will describe: (1) EPA`s philosophy of reserach centers, (2) the complicated history of EPA research centers, (3) coordination and interaction among EPA centers and others, (4) opportunities for collaboration, and (5) plans for the future.« less

  3. Federal Agency and Federal Library Reports: Library of Congress; Center for the Book; Federal Library and Information Center Committee; National Agricultural Library; National Library of Medicine; United States Government Printing Office; National Technical Information Service; National Archives and Records Administration; National Center for Education Statistics Library Statistics Program; National Commission on Libraries and Information Science; National Library of Education; Educational Resources Information Center.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fischer, Audrey; Cole, John Y.; Tarr, Susan M.; Carey, Len; Mehnert, Robert; Sherman, Andrew M.; Davis, Linda; Leahy, Debra W.; Chute, Adrienne; Willard, Robert S.; Dunn, Christina

    2003-01-01

    Includes annual reports from 12 federal agencies and libraries that discuss security, budgets, legislation, digital projects, preservation, government role, information management, personnel changes, collections, databases, financial issues, services, administration, Web sites, access to information, customer service, statistics, international…

  4. Multi-agency Oregon Pilot: Working towards a national inventory and assessment of rangelands using onsite data

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    Paul L. Patterson; James Alegria; Leonard Jolley; Doug Powell; J. Jeffery Goebel; Gregg M. Riegel; Kurt H. Riitters; Craig. Ducey

    2014-01-01

    Rangelands are lands dominated by grasses, forbs, and shrubs and are managed as a natural ecosystem. Although these lands comprise approximately 40 percent of the landmass of the continental United States, there is no coordinated effort designed to inventory, monitor, or assess rangeland conditions at the national scale. A pilot project in central Oregon with the U.S....

  5. 78 FR 53172 - Agency Information Collection Activities

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    ... OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE Agency Information Collection Activities AGENCY: Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Whistleblower... Information Officer, Information Management Division, Office of the Director of National Intelligence...

  6. Confined to a tokenistic status: Social scientists in leadership roles in a national health research funding agency.

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    Albert, Mathieu; Laberge, Suzanne

    2017-07-01

    The idea of interdisciplinarity has been taken up by academic and governmental organisations around the world and enacted through science policies, funding programs and higher education institutions. In Canada, interdisciplinarity led to a major transformation in health research funding. In 2000, the federal government closed the Medical Research Council (MRC) and created the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). From the outset, CIHR's vision and goals were innovative, as it sought to include the social sciences within its purview alongside more traditional health research sectors. The extent to which it has been successful in this endeavour, however, remains unknown. The aim of our study was to examine how CIHR's intentions to foster inclusiveness and cooperation across disciplines were implemented in the agency's own organisational structure. We focused on social scientists' representation on committees and among decision-makers between 2000 and 2015, one of the key mandates of CIHR being to include the social sciences within its remit and support research in this area. We examined the composition of the Governing Council, the Institute Scientific Directors, the Chairs of the College of Reviewers, and two International Review Panels invited by CIHR. We targeted these committees and decision-makers since they hold the power to influence the field of Canadian health research through the decisions they make. Our findings show that, while CIHR was created with the mandate to support the entire spectrum of health-related research-including the social sciences-this call for inclusiveness has not yet been materialized in the agency's organisational structure. Social scientists, as well as researchers from neighbouring disciplines such as social epidemiology, health promotion and the humanities, are still confined to low levels of representation within CIHR's highest echelons. This imbalance limits social scientists' input into health research in Canada and

  7. Law Enforcement Agency Defibrillation (LEA-D): proceedings of the National Center for Early Defibrillation Police AED Issues Forum.

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    Mosesso, Vincent N; Newman, Mary M; Ornato, Joseph P; Paris, Paul M; Andersen, Leon; Brinsfield, Kathryn; Dunnavant, Gregory R; Frederick, Jay; Groh, William J; Johnston, Steven; Lerner, E Brooke; Murphy, George P; Myerburg, Robert J; Rosenberg, Donald G; Savino, Mitchell; Sayre, Michael R; Sciammarella, Joseph; Schoen, Valerie; Vargo, Philip; van Alem, Anouk; White, Roger D

    2002-01-01

    Why does LEA-D intervention seem to work in some systems but not others? Panelists agreed that some factors that delay rapid access to treatment, such as long travel distances in rural areas, may represent insurmountable barriers. Other factors, however, may be addressed more readily. These include: absence of a medical response culture, discomfort with the role of medical intervention, insecurity with the use of medical devices, a lack of proactive medical direction, infrequent refresher training, and dependence on EMS intervention. Panelists agreed that successful LEA-D programs possess ten key attributes (Table 6). In the end, the goal remains "early" defibrillation, not "police" defibrillation. It does not matter whether the rescuer wears a blue uniform--or any uniform, for that matter--so long as the defibrillator reaches the victim quickly. If LEA personnel routinely arrive at medical emergencies after other emergency responders or after 8 minutes have elapsed from the time of collapse, an LEA-D program will be unlikely to provide added value. Similarly, if police frequently arrive first, but the department is unwilling or unable to cultivate the attributes of successful LEA-D programs, efforts to improve survival may not be realized. In most communities, however, LEA-D programs have tremendous lifesaving potential and are well worth the investment of time and resources. Law enforcement agencies considering adoption of AED programs should review the frequency with which police arrive first at medical emergencies and LEA response intervals to determine whether AED programs might help improve survival in their communities. It is time for law enforcement agency defibrillation to become the rule, not the exception.

  8. 47 CFR 11.61 - Tests of EAS procedures.

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    2011-10-01

    ... message when transmitting the required weekly test. (3) National tests. (i) All EAS Participants shall... Management Agency (FEMA). Such tests will consist of the delivery by FEMA to PEP/NP stations of a coded EAS...

  9. 77 FR 22177 - National Volunteer Week, 2012

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  10. 44 CFR 5.87 - Testimony of FEMA employees in private litigation.

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    ... MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GENERAL PRODUCTION OR DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION Subpoenas or Other Legal Demands for Testimony or the Production or Disclosure of Records or Other Information...

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    ... and/or housing for emergency preparedness training conducted at the Federal Emergency Management... the purpose of emergency preparedness. In response, FEMA established the National Emergency Training... those participating in emergency preparedness training and a request for use of these areas must be made...

  12. Challenges to decision-making processes in the national HTA agency in Brazil: operational procedures, evidence use and recommendations.

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    Yuba, Tania Yuka; Novaes, Hillegonda Maria Dutilh; de Soárez, Patrícia Coelho

    2018-05-11

    The quality of the evidence used in health technology assessment (HTA) agency reports has been considered essential for decision-making processes and their legitimacy. In Brazil, CONITEC is the agency responsible for defining data mandatory for the submission of proposals for the incorporation of new technologies. The objective of this study was to analyse CONITEC recommendation reports, the type of scientific evidence used in them and their compliance with operational procedures. This is a descriptive study based on CONITEC official reports from July 2012 through December 2016. Data were collected with a specific extraction form and analysed using descriptive statistics. We evaluated 199 CONITEC recommendation reports. The annual number of reports increased during the study period. The absolute annual number of new technologies incorporated in 2013 (n = 24) was similar to that observed for 2014 (n = 24) and 2015 (n = 22), decreasing in 2016 (n = 13). The type of technology most frequently evaluated was 'drugs' (68.3%), followed by 'procedures' (20.1%). Overall, 117 (58.8%) reports were internal demands, 75 (37.7%) were external demands and 7 (3.5%) were mixed demands. There were differences between internal and external demands in terms of the evidence used in the reports and the decision regarding the recommendation to incorporate the technologies. Among the internal demands, the recommendation to incorporate the new technology was made for 70.9% of the reports, only 9.6% of which included full HTAs. Among the external demands, the incorporation of the new technology was recommended for 17.3% of the reports, 76.9% of which included full HTAs. Of the 101 reports in which incorporation of the new technology was recommended, 88 (87.1%) did not include a full health economic evaluation and ICER calculation. There are compliance difficulties with the recommendations in the CONITEC internal regulations regarding the type and quality of evidence

  13. Guidelines and Data to Support Plans for Reallocating Food during Crisis Relocation. Regional Appendix. FEMA Region VI,

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-09-01

    POPLAR BLUFF MO 2 1 0 0 0 2,2-50 JONESBORO GROCER CO JOIES3ORO AR 1 I 0 0 0 0 7-0 MALONE AND HIDE INC MEMPHIS TN 4 2 I I 0 0 6,000 WETTERAU FOODS INC SCOTT...five states in FEMA Region VI ( Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas) are largely P self-sufficient, warehousing between 75% to 97% of their food supplies...within their own borders. New Mexico and Arkansas are heavily dependent on out-of-state warehouses for food shipments, with less than one-third of their

  14. 2 CFR 902.645 - Federal agency or agency.

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    2012-01-01

    ... ENERGY Reserved REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE (FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE) Definitions § 902.645 Federal agency or agency. Department of Energy means the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), including the National...

  15. 2 CFR 902.645 - Federal agency or agency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... ENERGY Reserved REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE (FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE) Definitions § 902.645 Federal agency or agency. Department of Energy means the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), including the National...

  16. 2 CFR 902.645 - Federal agency or agency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... ENERGY Reserved REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE (FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE) Definitions § 902.645 Federal agency or agency. Department of Energy means the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), including the National...

  17. The Training Services Agency

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    Holland, Geoffrey

    1974-01-01

    In a paper presented at the BACIE (British Association for Commercial and Industrial Education) national conference, the Training Services Agency director of planning and intelligence considers the agency's three major responsibilities: corrdinating the statutory industrial training boards, promoting training in other sectors, and administering…

  18. Physiological effects of stress related to helicopter travel in Federal Emergency Management Agency search-and-rescue canines.

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    Perry, E; Gulson, N; Liu Cross, T-W; Swanson, K S

    2017-01-01

    Working canines are deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as part of a National Disaster Response Plan. Stress associated with helicopter flight and the resulting physical effects on the dog are unknown. Our objective was to test the hypotheses that (1) helicopter travel affects the physiology and faecal microbiota of working canines, but that (2) physiological consequences of helicopter travel will not negatively affect their work performance. A total of nine FEMA canines were loaded onto helicopters and flown for 30 min in July 2015. Rectal temperature, behavioural stress indicators and saliva swabs (for cortisol) were collected at baseline, loading, mid-flight and post-flight. After flight, canines completed a standardised search exercise to monitor work performance. Faecal samples were collected for microbial DNA extraction and Illumina sequencing. All canines were on a standardised diet (CANIDAE ® Grain Free PURE Land ® ) for 3 weeks prior to the study. Visible indicators of stress were observed at loading and at mid-flight and corresponded with an increase ( P  < 0·05) in salivary cortisol from 5·4 µg/l (baseline) to 6·4 µg/l (loading). Additionally, rectal temperature increased ( P < 0·05) from 38·61°C (baseline) to 39·33°C (mid-flight) and 39·72°C (post-flight). Helicopter travel did not affect search performance ( P  > 0·05). We found that α- and β-diversity measures of faecal microbiota were not affected ( P  > 0·05). Our data suggest that although helicopter travel may cause physiological changes that have been associated with stress in working dogs, it does not make an impact on their search performance or the stability of faecal microbiota.

  19. Is the National Registration website (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) effective in tracking Australian medical graduates' rural work?

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    Playford, Denese; Power, Phoebe; Boothroyd, Alarna; Manickavasagar, Usha; Ng, Wen Qi; Riley, Geoff

    2013-10-01

    This study compared rural location identified through the National Registration (AHPRA) registry with location obtained through labour-intensive personal contact. Longitudinal cohort study with two methods to identify the work locations of medical graduates from The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia (RCSWA). Consenting alumni from the University of Western Australia and the University of Notre Dame Fremantle participating in RCSWA between 2002 and 2009 inclusive and available to contact in 2011. Percentage location matches between two contact methods. There was 80% agreement for principal suburb, 92% agreement for principal city and 94% agreement for principal state between RCSWA personal contact and the AHPRA registry. AHPRA identified nearly two times as many graduate locations. However, there was only 31% agreement for a rural placement location (of any length). In more detail, for year-long rural placement, personal contact was 88% concordant with AHPRA; work six months or more were less concordant (44% agreement); work less than six months were not concordant (4% agreement). AHPRA data matched RCSWA alumni data only for graduates in full-time rural work. Since medical alumni spend up to 10 years in pre-vocational and vocational training, which includes many rural options, personal contact was able to pick up the myriad of rural choices, whereas the AHPRA database was not sensitive enough to identify them. Until graduates have stably finished training, the optimal method to identify rural work is through personal contact but statistical correction for missing data needs to be considered. © 2013 The Authors. Australian Journal of Rural Health © National Rural Health Alliance Inc.

  20. 78 FR 36542 - International Energy Agency Meetings

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY International Energy Agency Meetings AGENCY: Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of meetings. SUMMARY: The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA.... Clark, Assistant General Counsel for International and National Security Programs, Department of Energy...

  1. ACHP | Federal Emergency Management Agency Historic Preservation Program

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    and Historic Preservation Review: https://www.fema.gov/fema-activities-may-trigger-environmental -historic-review FEMA's Environmental & Historic Preservation Guidance for Grant Applicants: http Historic Preservation Review: http://www.fema.gov/environmental-planning-and-historic-preservation-program

  2. [The external quality assessment schemes for lead in blood organized by the French national agency for medicine and health product safety: a synthesis of 15 years of activity].

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    Pineau, Alain; Otz, Jocelyne; Guillard, Olivier; Fauconneau, Bernard; Dumont, Gilles; François-Burg, Elisabeth

    2014-01-01

    In 1992, at the request of the French labor ministry following questions on the ability of medical biology laboratories to satisfactorily measure blood lead level (PbB), a national PbB quality control came into being. Only in 1996 did this external quality control include a number of laboratories sufficient to allow for a significant retrospective evaluation. After fifteen years (1996-2011), The French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety wished to exploit the database collected. The number of participating laboratories went down from 73 to 41. On the other hand, the key finding pertained to the highly improved performance of the laboratories, which was associated with a spread decrease of the results over the entire range of tested PbBs (9 to 700 μg/L). Since 2006, we have observed increasing use of the inductively coupled plasma with mass spectrometry and decreasing use of electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry. Provided that they rely on identical metrology expertise, the two analytical techniques lead to results on all the tested concentrations that are not statistically different.

  3. Internet-facilitated commercial sexual exploitation of children: findings from a nationally representative sample of law enforcement agencies in the United States.

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    Mitchell, Kimberly J; Jones, Lisa M; Finkelhor, David; Wolak, Janis

    2011-03-01

    This article explores the variety of ways in which the Internet is used to facilitate the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and provides national incidence estimates for the number of arrests involving such technology-facilitated crimes in 2006. The National Juvenile Online Victimization Study is a nationally representative longitudinal study of more than 2,500 local, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies across the United States. The current article utilizes Wave 2 data, which surveyed arrests in 2006 for Internet-related sex crimes against minors. Detailed data were collected via telephone interviews with investigators about 1,051 individual arrest cases. Findings show that an estimated 569 arrests for Internet-facilitated commercial sexual exploitation of children (IF-CSEC) occurred in the United States in 2006. Offenders in IF-CSEC cases fell into two main categories: (1) those who used the Internet to purchase or sell access to identified children for sexual purposes including child pornography (CP) production (36% of cases), and (2) those who used the Internet to purchase or sell CP images they possessed but did not produce (64% of cases). Offenders attempting to profit from child sexual exploitation were more likely than those who were purchasing to have (a) prior arrests for sexual and nonsexual offenses, (b) a history of violence, (c) produced CP, (d) joined forces with other offenders, and (e) involved female offenders. Although the number of arrests for IF-CSEC crimes is relatively small, the victims of these crimes are a high-risk subgroup of youth, and the offenders who try to profit from these crimes are particularly concerning from a child welfare perspective.

  4. 45 CFR 630.645 - Federal agency or agency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Federal agency or agency. 630.645 Section 630.645 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GOVERNMENTWIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE (FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE) Definitions § 630.645 Federal agency...

  5. 78 FR 5438 - Proposed Agency Information Collection

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY National Nuclear Security Administration Proposed Agency Information Collection AGENCY: National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice and... techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information...

  6. Other Federal Agencies

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    Design and Environment, 1971

    1971-01-01

    Briefly reviews the man-environment research sponsored by these eight government agencies: Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Interior, Justice, the Office of Economic Opportunity, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Science Foundation. The Man-Environment Research survey report was the source of…

  7. 77 FR 2306 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, Disaster...

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    ... Papel/Registro Para Asistencia De Desastre; FEMA Form 009-0-1S (English) Smartphone, Disaster Assistance Registration; FEMA Form 009-0-2S (Spanish) Smartphone, Registro Para Asistencia De Desastre; FEMA Form 009-0-3...), FEMA Forms 009-0-1 and 009-0-2, 18 minutes; Smartphone Application for Disaster Assistance, FEMA Forms...

  8. 75 FR 8386 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-0100...

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  13. Comparative assessment of medicine procurement prices in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

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    Ewen, Margaret; Al Sakit, Maisa; Saadeh, Rawan; Laing, Richard; Vialle-Valentin, Catherine; Seita, Akihiro; Bunders, Joske

    2014-01-01

    The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the main primary healthcare provider for 4.9 million Palestinian refugees, spent USD18.3 million on essential medicines dispensed free-of-charge through clinics in five areas of operation ('fields'): Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and the West Bank (2010). Faced with budget contraints and an increasing demand for medicines to treat chronic conditions, the objective of our study was to assess UNRWA's medicine procurement prices to see if savings could be possible. In July 2011, data was collected from UNRWA headquarters in Jordan. Price analyses focused on the top 80 medicines by value, accounting for 93% of pharmaceutical expenditure from the General Fund, with comparisons to international, regional and national references. Prices were also compared for the few medicines procured both through UNRWA's central tender (centrally) and by the fields directly (locally). Central procurement prices did not differ markedly from reference prices: median ratios of UNRWA prices to Management Sciences for Health's International Drug Price Indicator Guide, Jordan's Joint Procurement Department, Gulf Cooperation Council, and IDA Foundation bulk packs were 0.99, 1.00, 0.98 and 1.12 respectively. Applying the lowest comparator price to five comparatively higher priced medicines would yield savings of USD1.4 million. Local procurements were generally less cost-effective than central tender procurement, with notable differences across fields and medicines. Overall, UNRWA's procurement prices were competitive despite the relatively small quantities procured. Regular monitoring of procurement prices and quantities is needed in order to make informed decisions. Our evaluation also underscores the heavy burden of antidiabetic medicines and antimicrobials on UNRWA procurement expenditure.

  14. National Security Agency Accountability Act

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    Rep. Carney, John C., Jr. [D-DE-At Large

    2014-01-15

    House - 03/20/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  15. Arrests for child pornography production: data at two time points from a national sample of U.S. law enforcement agencies.

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    Wolak, Janis; Finkelhor, David; Mitchell, Kimberly J; Jones, Lisa M

    2011-08-01

    This study collected information on arrests for child pornography (CP) production at two points (2000-2001 and 2006) from a national sample of more than 2,500 law enforcement agencies. In addition to providing descriptive data about an understudied crime, the authors examined whether trends in arrests suggested increasing CP production, shifts in victim populations, and challenges to law enforcement. Arrests for CP production more than doubled from an estimated 402 in 2000-2001 to an estimated 859 in 2006. Findings suggest the increase was related to increased law enforcement activity rather than to growth in the population of CP producers. Adolescent victims increased, but there was no increase in the proportion of arrest cases involving very young victims or violent images. Producers distributed images in 23% of arrest cases, a proportion that did not change over time. This suggests that much CP production may be primarily for private use. Proactive law enforcement operations increased, as did other features consistent with a robust law enforcement response.

  16. Implementing a national program to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection: a quality improvement collaboration of state hospital associations, academic medical centers, professional societies, and governmental agencies.

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    Fakih, Mohamad G; George, Christine; Edson, Barbara S; Goeschel, Christine A; Saint, Sanjay

    2013-10-01

    Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) represents a significant proportion of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The US Department of Health and Human Services issued a plan to reduce HAIs with a target 25% reduction of CAUTI by 2013. Michigan's successful collaborative to reduce unnecessary use of urinary catheters and CAUTI was based on a partnership between diverse hospitals, the state hospital association (SHA), and academic medical centers. Taking the lessons learned from Michigan, we are now spreading this work throughout the 50 states. This national spread leverages the expertise of different groups and organizations for the unified goal of reducing catheter-related harm. The key components of the project are (1) centralized coordination of the effort and dissemination of information to SHAs and hospitals, (2) data collection based on established definitions and approaches, (3) focused guidance on the technical practices that will prevent CAUTI, (4) emphasis on understanding the socioadaptive aspects (both the general, unit-wide issues and CAUTI-specific challenges), and (5) partnering with specialty organizations and governmental agencies who have expertise in the relevant subject area. The work may serve in the future as a model for other large improvement efforts to address other hospital-acquired conditions, such as venous thromboembolism and falls.

  17. Agency, Social and Healthcare Supports for Adults with Intellectual Disability at the End of Life in Out-of-Home, Non-Institutional Community Residences in Western Nations: A Literature Review

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    Moro, Teresa T.; Savage, Teresa A.; Gehlert, Sarah

    2017-01-01

    Background: The nature and quality of end-of-life care received by adults with intellectual disabilities in out-of-home, non-institutional community agency residences in Western nations is not well understood. Method: A range of databases and search engines were used to locate conceptual, clinical and research articles from relevant peer-reviewed…

  18. The Role of State Library Agencies in the Evolving National Information Network. Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the Library of Congress Network Advisory Committee and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (Washington, D.C., April 27-29, 1992). Network Planning Paper No. 23.

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    Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Network Development and MARC Standards Office.

    The papers in this proceedings describe similarities and differences in state libraries and examine the state library role in local, regional, and national network development and in the dissemination of information to various client segments. The papers are: (1) "The Commonalities of State Library Agencies" (Barrat Wilkins); (2)…

  19. Producing remote sensing-based emission estimates of prescribed burning in the contiguous United States for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2011 National Emissions Inventory

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    McCarty, J. L.; Pouliot, G. A.; Soja, A. J.; Miller, M. E.; Rao, T.

    2013-12-01

    Prescribed fires in agricultural landscapes generally produce smaller burned areas than wildland fires but are important contributors to emissions impacting air quality and human health. Currently, there are a variety of available satellite-based estimates of crop residue burning, including the NOAA/NESDIS Hazard Mapping System (HMS) the Satellite Mapping Automated Reanalysis Tool for Fire Incident Reconciliation (SMARTFIRE 2), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Official Burned Area Product (MCD45A1)), the MODIS Direct Broadcast Burned Area Product (MCD64A1) the MODIS Active Fire Product (MCD14ML), and a regionally-tuned 8-day cropland differenced Normalized Burn Ratio product for the contiguous U.S. The purpose of this NASA-funded research was to refine the regionally-tuned product utilizing higher spatial resolution crop type data from the USDA NASS Cropland Data Layer and burned area training data from field work and high resolution commercial satellite data to improve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Emissions Inventory (NEI). The final product delivered to the EPA included a detailed database of 25 different atmospheric emissions at the county level, emission distributions by crop type and seasonality, and GIS data. The resulting emission databases were shared with the U.S. EPA and regional offices, the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWGC) Smoke Committee, and all 48 states in the contiguous U.S., with detailed error estimations for Wyoming and Indiana and detailed analyses of results for Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Oregon. This work also provided opportunities in discovering the different needs of federal and state partners, including the various geospatial abilities and platforms across the many users and how to incorporate expert air quality, policy, and land management knowledge into quantitative earth observation-based estimations of prescribed fire emissions. Finally, this work

  20. 75 FR 73116 - National Advisory Council Teleconference Meeting

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    ... teleconference meeting for the purpose of discussing and gathering feedback on the National Disaster Housing Task Force's Practitioners' Guide to Disaster Housing. DATES: Meeting Date: Thursday, December 16, 2010 from... the Web site. E-mail: [email protected] . Include Docket ID FEMA-2007-0008 in the subject line of the...

  1. Lessons learned for the National Children's Study from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research.

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    Kimmel, Carole A; Collman, Gwen W; Fields, Nigel; Eskenazi, Brenda

    2005-10-01

    This mini-monograph was developed to highlight the experiences of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research, focusing particularly on several areas of interest for the National Children's Study. These include general methodologic issues for conducting longitudinal birth cohort studies and community-based participatory research and for measuring air pollution exposures, pesticide exposures, asthma, and neurobehavioral toxicity. Rather than a detailed description of the studies in each of the centers, this series of articles is intended to provide information on the practicalities of conducting such intensive studies and the lessons learned. This explication of lessons learned provides an outstanding opportunity for the planners of the National Children's Study to draw on past experiences that provide information on what has and has not worked when studying diverse multiracial and multiethnic groups of children with unique urban and rural exposures. The Children's Centers have addressed and overcome many hurdles in their efforts to understand the link between environmental exposures and health outcomes as well as interactions between exposures and a variety of social and cultural factors. Some of the major lessons learned include the critical importance of long-term studies for assessing the full range of developmental consequences of environmental exposures, recognition of the unique challenges presented at different life stages for both outcome and exposure measurement, and the importance of ethical issues that must be dealt with in a changing medical and legal environment. It is hoped that these articles will be of value to others who are embarking on studies of children's environmental health.

  2. Levee Safety: Army Corps and FEMA Have Made Little Progress in Carrying Out Required Activities

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-07-01

    risk of flooding. Their failure can contribute to loss of lives or property, as shown by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It is...loss of lives or property. The impact of levee failures was brought to national attention in 2005, when waves from Hurricane Katrina resulted in...communities with levees may not be carried out. Since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Congress has enacted legislation, including the Water

  3. Child mortality estimation 2013: an overview of updates in estimation methods by the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation.

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    Alkema, Leontine; New, Jin Rou; Pedersen, Jon; You, Danzhen

    2014-01-01

    In September 2013, the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME) published an update of the estimates of the under-five mortality rate (U5MR) and under-five deaths for all countries. Compared to the UN IGME estimates published in 2012, updated data inputs and a new method for estimating the U5MR were used. We summarize the new U5MR estimation method, which is a Bayesian B-spline Bias-reduction model, and highlight differences with the previously used method. Differences in UN IGME U5MR estimates as published in 2012 and those published in 2013 are presented and decomposed into differences due to the updated database and differences due to the new estimation method to explain and motivate changes in estimates. Compared to the previously used method, the new UN IGME estimation method is based on a different trend fitting method that can track (recent) changes in U5MR more closely. The new method provides U5MR estimates that account for data quality issues. Resulting differences in U5MR point estimates between the UN IGME 2012 and 2013 publications are small for the majority of countries but greater than 10 deaths per 1,000 live births for 33 countries in 2011 and 19 countries in 1990. These differences can be explained by the updated database used, the curve fitting method as well as accounting for data quality issues. Changes in the number of deaths were less than 10% on the global level and for the majority of MDG regions. The 2013 UN IGME estimates provide the most recent assessment of levels and trends in U5MR based on all available data and an improved estimation method that allows for closer-to-real-time monitoring of changes in the U5MR and takes account of data quality issues.

  4. Child Mortality Estimation 2013: An Overview of Updates in Estimation Methods by the United Nations Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation

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    Alkema, Leontine; New, Jin Rou; Pedersen, Jon; You, Danzhen

    2014-01-01

    Background In September 2013, the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME) published an update of the estimates of the under-five mortality rate (U5MR) and under-five deaths for all countries. Compared to the UN IGME estimates published in 2012, updated data inputs and a new method for estimating the U5MR were used. Methods We summarize the new U5MR estimation method, which is a Bayesian B-spline Bias-reduction model, and highlight differences with the previously used method. Differences in UN IGME U5MR estimates as published in 2012 and those published in 2013 are presented and decomposed into differences due to the updated database and differences due to the new estimation method to explain and motivate changes in estimates. Findings Compared to the previously used method, the new UN IGME estimation method is based on a different trend fitting method that can track (recent) changes in U5MR more closely. The new method provides U5MR estimates that account for data quality issues. Resulting differences in U5MR point estimates between the UN IGME 2012 and 2013 publications are small for the majority of countries but greater than 10 deaths per 1,000 live births for 33 countries in 2011 and 19 countries in 1990. These differences can be explained by the updated database used, the curve fitting method as well as accounting for data quality issues. Changes in the number of deaths were less than 10% on the global level and for the majority of MDG regions. Conclusions The 2013 UN IGME estimates provide the most recent assessment of levels and trends in U5MR based on all available data and an improved estimation method that allows for closer-to-real-time monitoring of changes in the U5MR and takes account of data quality issues. PMID:25013954

  5. Implementation of a protocol proposed by the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency for antibiotic use in very low birth weight infants.

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    Pinto, Maria Cristina F Guedes; Bueno, Arnaldo C; Vieira, Alan A

    2013-01-01

    To analyze the implementation of a protocol proposed by the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária - ANVISA) to improve sepsis diagnosis in very low birth weight newborns. This was a prospective study that evaluated the implementation of a protocol involving clinical and laboratory criteria (hematologic scoring system of Rodwell and C-reactive protein serial measurements), recommended by ANVISA, to improve the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis in very low birth weight newborns. The study included all patients who were born and remained in the neonatal intensive care unit until discharge or death, and excluded those with congenital diseases. The main outcomes measured in newborns before (2006-2007) and after implementation of the protocol (2008) were the rates of early and late-onset sepsis, use of antibiotics, and mortality. Means were compared by Student's t-test and categorical variables were compared by the chi-squared test; the significance level for all tests was set at 95%. The study included 136 newborns with very low birth weight. There was no difference between groups regarding general clinical characteristics in the studied periods. There was, however, a decrease in the number of diagnoses of probable early-onset sepsis (p<0.001), use of antimicrobial regimens (p<0.001), and overall mortality and infection-related mortality (p=0.009 and p=0.049, respectively). The implementation of the protocol allowed improvement of sepsis diagnosis by reducing the diagnosis of probable early-onset sepsis, thus promoting efficient antimicrobial use in this population. Copyright © 2013 Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.

  6. Sensitivity analysis of the FEMA HAZUS-MH MR4 Earthquake Model using seismic events affecting King County Washington

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    Neighbors, C.; Noriega, G. R.; Caras, Y.; Cochran, E. S.

    2010-12-01

    HAZUS-MH MR4 (HAZards U. S. Multi-Hazard Maintenance Release 4) is a risk-estimation software developed by FEMA to calculate potential losses due to natural disasters. Federal, state, regional, and local government use the HAZUS-MH Earthquake Model for earthquake risk mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery planning (FEMA, 2003). In this study, we examine several parameters used by the HAZUS-MH Earthquake Model methodology to understand how modifying the user-defined settings affect ground motion analysis, seismic risk assessment and earthquake loss estimates. This analysis focuses on both shallow crustal and deep intraslab events in the American Pacific Northwest. Specifically, the historic 1949 Mw 6.8 Olympia, 1965 Mw 6.6 Seattle-Tacoma and 2001 Mw 6.8 Nisqually normal fault intraslab events and scenario large-magnitude Seattle reverse fault crustal events are modeled. Inputs analyzed include variations of deterministic event scenarios combined with hazard maps and USGS ShakeMaps. This approach utilizes the capacity of the HAZUS-MH Earthquake Model to define landslide- and liquefaction- susceptibility hazards with local groundwater level and slope stability information. Where Shakemap inputs are not used, events are run in combination with NEHRP soil classifications to determine site amplification effects. The earthquake component of HAZUS-MH applies a series of empirical ground motion attenuation relationships developed from source parameters of both regional and global historical earthquakes to estimate strong ground motion. Ground motion and resulting ground failure due to earthquakes are then used to calculate, direct physical damage for general building stock, essential facilities, and lifelines, including transportation systems and utility systems. Earthquake losses are expressed in structural, economic and social terms. Where available, comparisons between recorded earthquake losses and HAZUS-MH earthquake losses are used to determine how region

  7. 5 CFR Appendix B to Part 2641 - Agency Components for Purposes of 18 U.S.C. 207(c)

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    2014-01-01

    ... Systems Agency. Defense Intelligence Agency. Defense Logistics Agency. Defense Threat Reduction Agency... January 28, 1992). National Park Service (effective January 28, 1992). Office of Surface Mining...

  8. 5 CFR Appendix B to Part 2641 - Agency Components for Purposes of 18 U.S.C. 207(c)

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Systems Agency. Defense Intelligence Agency. Defense Logistics Agency. Defense Threat Reduction Agency... January 28, 1992). National Park Service (effective January 28, 1992). Office of Surface Mining...

  9. 5 CFR Appendix B to Part 2641 - Agency Components for Purposes of 18 U.S.C. 207(c)

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Systems Agency. Defense Intelligence Agency. Defense Logistics Agency. Defense Threat Reduction Agency... January 28, 1992). National Park Service (effective January 28, 1992). Office of Surface Mining...

  10. 5 CFR Appendix B to Part 2641 - Agency Components for Purposes of 18 U.S.C. 207(c)

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... Systems Agency. Defense Intelligence Agency. Defense Logistics Agency. Defense Threat Reduction Agency... January 28, 1992). National Park Service (effective January 28, 1992). Office of Surface Mining...

  11. 77 FR 71010 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, Assistance...

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    ...The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. There has been a change in the respondents, estimated burden, and estimated total annual burden hours from previous 30 day Notice. This change is a result of including the time, effort, and resources to collect information to be used by respondents as well as the significant decline in respondents expected.

  12. 75 FR 22632 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

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  13. 77 FR 56236 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

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  14. 75 FR 39584 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

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  15. 75 FR 56596 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

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  17. 17 CFR 240.17a-1 - Recordkeeping rule for national securities exchanges, national securities associations...

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    ... national securities exchanges, national securities associations, registered clearing agencies and the... Certain Stabilizing Activities § 240.17a-1 Recordkeeping rule for national securities exchanges, national...) Every national securities exchange, national securities association, registered clearing agency and the...

  18. Transit profiles : agencies in urbanized areas exceeding 200,000 population for the 1993 National Transit Database section 15 report year

    DOT National Transportation Integrated Search

    1994-12-01

    This publication consists of individual profiles for each reporting transit agency located in an urbanized area with a population exceeding 200,000. The data contained in each profile consists of general and summary reports, as well as modal, perform...

  19. The seismic project of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program

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

    2005-01-01

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

  20. 32 CFR 1903.8 - Interfering with Agency functions.

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    2011-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Interfering with Agency functions. 1903.8 Section 1903.8 National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CONDUCT ON AGENCY INSTALLATIONS § 1903.8 Interfering with Agency functions. The following are prohibited...

  1. 32 CFR 1903.13 - Intoxicated on an Agency installation.

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    2012-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Intoxicated on an Agency installation. 1903.13 Section 1903.13 National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CONDUCT ON AGENCY INSTALLATIONS § 1903.13 Intoxicated on an Agency installation. Presence on an...

  2. 32 CFR 1903.8 - Interfering with Agency functions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Interfering with Agency functions. 1903.8 Section 1903.8 National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CONDUCT ON AGENCY INSTALLATIONS § 1903.8 Interfering with Agency functions. The following are prohibited...

  3. 32 CFR 1903.13 - Intoxicated on an Agency installation.

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    ... 32 National Defense 6 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Intoxicated on an Agency installation. 1903.13 Section 1903.13 National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CONDUCT ON AGENCY INSTALLATIONS § 1903.13 Intoxicated on an Agency installation. Presence on an...

  4. 32 CFR 1903.8 - Interfering with Agency functions.

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    2012-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Interfering with Agency functions. 1903.8 Section 1903.8 National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CONDUCT ON AGENCY INSTALLATIONS § 1903.8 Interfering with Agency functions. The following are prohibited...

  5. 32 CFR 1903.13 - Intoxicated on an Agency installation.

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    ... 32 National Defense 6 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Intoxicated on an Agency installation. 1903.13 Section 1903.13 National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CONDUCT ON AGENCY INSTALLATIONS § 1903.13 Intoxicated on an Agency installation. Presence on an...

  6. 32 CFR 1903.13 - Intoxicated on an Agency installation.

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    2014-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Intoxicated on an Agency installation. 1903.13 Section 1903.13 National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CONDUCT ON AGENCY INSTALLATIONS § 1903.13 Intoxicated on an Agency installation. Presence on an...

  7. 32 CFR 1903.8 - Interfering with Agency functions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Interfering with Agency functions. 1903.8 Section 1903.8 National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CONDUCT ON AGENCY INSTALLATIONS § 1903.8 Interfering with Agency functions. The following are prohibited...

  8. 32 CFR 1903.8 - Interfering with Agency functions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Interfering with Agency functions. 1903.8 Section 1903.8 National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CONDUCT ON AGENCY INSTALLATIONS § 1903.8 Interfering with Agency functions. The following are prohibited...

  9. 32 CFR 1903.13 - Intoxicated on an Agency installation.

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    2011-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Intoxicated on an Agency installation. 1903.13 Section 1903.13 National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY CONDUCT ON AGENCY INSTALLATIONS § 1903.13 Intoxicated on an Agency installation. Presence on an...

  10. 45 CFR 630.645 - Federal agency or agency.

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  11. 45 CFR 630.645 - Federal agency or agency.

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  12. 45 CFR 630.645 - Federal agency or agency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Federal agency or agency. 630.645 Section 630.645 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION..., government corporation, government controlled corporation, any other establishment in the executive branch...

  13. 45 CFR 630.645 - Federal agency or agency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Federal agency or agency. 630.645 Section 630.645 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION..., government corporation, government controlled corporation, any other establishment in the executive branch...

  14. 77 FR 37092 - Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request

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    2012-06-20

    ... Class III railroad infrastructure damaged by hurricanes, floods, and natural disasters that are located... President ( http://www.fema.gov/news/disasters.fema#sev1 ). Class II and Class III railroad infrastructure...

  15. Federal Agencies and Black Colleges.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Federal Interagency Committee on Education, Washington, DC.

    This is the third in a series of annual reports on the participation of the Nation's predominantly black colleges and universities in programs funded by federal agencies. The report documents the recent expansion and diversity of federal program support to these colleges. In this report, federal program funds are reported by agency for all…

  16. National, regional, and global levels and trends in maternal mortality between 1990 and 2015 with scenario-based projections to 2030: a systematic analysis by the United Nations Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group

    PubMed Central

    Alkema, Leontine; Chou, Doris; Hogan, Daniel; Zhang, Sanqian; Moller, Ann-Beth; Gemmill, Alison; Fat, Doris Ma; Boerma, Ties; Temmerman, Marleen; Mathers, Colin; Say, Lale; Ahmed, Saifuddin; Ali, Mohamed; Amouzou, Agbessi; Braunholtz, David; Byass, Peter; Carvajal-Velez, Liliana; Gaigbe-Togbe, Victor; Gerland, Patrick; Loaiza, Edilberto; Mills, Samuel; Mutombo, Namuunda; Newby, Holly; Pullum, Thomas W.; Suzuki, Emi

    2017-01-01

    Summary Background Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 calls for a reduction of 75% in the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) between 1990 and 2015. We estimated levels and trends in maternal mortality for 183 countries to assess progress made. Based on MMR estimates for 2015, we constructed scenario-based projections to highlight the accelerations needed to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) global target of less than 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births globally by 2030. Methods We updated the open access UN Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-agency Group (MMEIG) database. Based upon nationally-representative data for 171 countries, we generated estimates of maternal mortality and related indicators with uncertainty intervals using a Bayesian model, which extends and refines the previous UN MMEIG estimation approach. The model combines the rate of change implied by a multilevel regression model with a time series model to capture data-driven changes in country-specific MMRs, and includes a data model to adjust for systematic and random errors associated with different data sources. Results The global MMR declined from 385 deaths per 100,000 live births (80% uncertainty interval ranges from 359 to 427) in 1990 to 216 (207 to 249) in 2015, corresponding to a relative decline of 43.9% (34.0 to 48.7) during the 25-year period, with 303,000 (291,000 to 349,000) maternal deaths globally in 2015. Regional progress in reducing the MMR since 1990 ranged from an annual rate of reduction of 1.8% (0 to 3.1) in the Caribbean to 5.0% (4.0 to 6.0) for Eastern Asia. Regional MMRs for 2015 range from 12 (11 to 14) for developed regions to 546 (511 to 652) for sub-Saharan Africa. Accelerated progress will be needed to achieve the SDG goal; countries will need to reduce their MMRs at an annual rate of reduction of at least 7.5%. Interpretation Despite global progress in reducing maternal mortality, immediate action is required to begin making progress towards the

  17. 78 FR 962 - Agency Information Collection Activities

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    2013-01-07

    ... OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE Agency Information Collection Activities AGENCY: Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In December 2011, the... responsibilities assigned to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) as Security Executive Agent. Accordingly...

  18. Enhancing national Daily Landslide Hazard Assessments through inter-agency collaboration; lessons learned from storm Desmond (UK)/Synne (Norway), Dec 2015.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Boje, Søren; Devoli, Graziella; Sund, Monica; Freeborough, Katy; Dijkstra, Tom; Reeves, Helen; Banks, Vanessa

    2016-04-01

    The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) and the British Geological Survey (BGS) compile daily landslide hazard assessments (DLHA) in their respective countries. NVE DLHA has been operational since 2013 and provides national daily assessments based on quantitative thresholds related to daily hydro-meteorological forecasts coupled with qualitative expert analysis of these forecasts. The BGS DLHA has been operational since 2012 and this is predominantly based on expert evaluation of antecedent hydro-meteorological conditions and triggering rainfall across Great Britain (GB). In both cases, the hydro-meteorological evaluation is coupled with observations derived from proprietary datasets on landslide events and landslide potential in order to specify, and limit, the spatial extent of the potentially impacted area. However, the DLHA are strongly driven by hydro-meteorological forecasts. In December 2015, a large extra-tropical cyclone developed over the Atlantic and delivered record-breaking precipitation over parts of the UK and Norway. The meteorological services started naming these events to enhance public uptake and awareness and the storms were named as Desmond (the 4th large storm in 2015/16 in the UK) and Synne (the 5th storm in 2015 in Norway). Desmond arrived in earnest on the 5th of December and brought intense precipitation and strong winds over a 48-hour period. In Cumbria (NW-England) record precipitation was measured (341.4 mm in 24-hour at Honister Pass which is more than twice the monthly average), with 48-hour accumulations exceeding 400 mm. Synne arrived shortly after in Norway and was also characterised by excessive rainfall of 140 mm in 24-hour, 236 mm in 48-hour and 299 mm in 72-hour at Maudal, SW-Norway. Both organisations managed to issue appropriate advance warnings, operating individually. In Norway, warnings were issued some 2 days in advance with a yellow level communicated on Friday 4th and an orange warning the 5th and 6

  19. Merger of Science Agencies Proposed

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1992-07-01

    A bill proposing the establishment of a cabinet-level Department of Science, Space, Energy and Technology was introduced in the House of Representatives on July 1 by Robert Walker (R-Pa.), George Brown (D-Calif.), Ron Packard (R-Calif.), and Joe Kolter (D-Pa.). The department would be a conglomerate of existing civilian science and technology agencies, including NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the National Technical Information Service, and research functions at the Department of Energy.

  20. Transit profiles : agencies in urbanized areas with a population of less than 200,000 for the 1993 National Transit Database section 15 report year

    DOT National Transportation Integrated Search

    1994-12-01

    This publication consists of individual profiles for each reporting transit agency located in an urbanized area with a population less than 200,000. The data contained in each profile consists of general and summary reports, as well as modal, perform...

  1. Emerging Inclusive Education in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East: A Review of the Literature

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rodriguez, Jacqueline A.; Dieker, Lisa A.

    2018-01-01

    For refugee children with disabilities, international agencies provide largely humanitarian assistance, including education. However, the obstacles associated with refugee existence can impede progress in the movement towards educating children with disabilities in inclusive settings. This literature review summarizes the historical progression…

  2. Predicting Rehabilitation Success Rate Trends among Ethnic Minorities Served by State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies: A National Time Series Forecast Model Demonstration Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moore, Corey L.; Wang, Ningning; Washington, Janique Tynez

    2017-01-01

    Purpose: This study assessed and demonstrated the efficacy of two select empirical forecast models (i.e., autoregressive integrated moving average [ARIMA] model vs. grey model [GM]) in accurately predicting state vocational rehabilitation agency (SVRA) rehabilitation success rate trends across six different racial and ethnic population cohorts…

  3. Transit profiles : agencies in urbanized areas with a population of less than 200,000 for the 1994 National Transit Database report year

    DOT National Transportation Integrated Search

    1995-12-01

    This publication consists of individual profiles for each reporting transit agency located in an urbanized area with a population less than 200,000. The data contained in each profile consists of general and summary reports, as well as modal, perform...

  4. Recruiting Trends, 1997-98: A National Study of Job Market Trends for New College Graduates among 477 Businesses, Industries, and Governmental Agencies. 27th Edition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scheetz, L. Patrick

    This report of job recruiting trends affecting 1997-98 college graduates is based on survey results from 477 businesses, industries, and governmental agencies. It notes that employers anticipate an increase of 27.5 percent in job prospects for new college graduates and that there is a high demand for technical graduates, including majors in…

  5. 76 FR 27093 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

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    2011-05-10

    ... NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request AGENCY... Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review... information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the...

  6. 76 FR 5392 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, OMB No. 1660-0057...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-01-31

    ... Survey; FEMA Form 008-0-6, Umatilla EPZ Residential Survey; FEMA Form 008-0-7, Blue Grass EPZ Residential... Grass EPZ Residential Survey; FEMA Form 008-0-8, Deseret EPZ Residential Survey. Abstract: To support... households Blue Grass EPZ 822 1 822 0.25 (15 205.5 Residential Survey/FEMA minutes) Form 008-0-7. Individuals...

  7. 76 FR 62429 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, OMB No. 1660-0002...

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    2011-10-07

    ... De Desastre; FEMA Form 009-0-1S (English) Smartphone, Disaster Assistance Registration; FEMA Form 009-0-2S (Spanish) Smartphone, Registro Para Asistencia De Desastre; FEMA Form 009-0-3 (English... Smartphone Application for 192,447.20 1 192,447.20 .3 57,734 30.66 1,770,124.40 Disaster Assistance/FEMA...

  8. 78 FR 47329 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-05

    ... planning communities, plans, protocols, and procedures to manage a catastrophic event. The RCPGP is... collection. FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 089-19, RCPGP Investment Justification Template; FEMA Form 089-26, RCGCP (Sample) Detailed Project Plan Template; FEMA Form 089-17, RCPT Membership List. Abstract: The RCPGP is an...

  9. 75 FR 44000 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, OMB No. 1660-0089...

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    2010-07-27

    ...) FEMA has established the FEMA Mitigation Best Practices success story process to collect and..., FEMA can translate hazard data into useable information for community risk management. The stories... Practices Portfolio (formerly known as FEMA Mitigation Success Story Database). Type of Information...

  10. 75 FR 76744 - National Disaster Housing Task Force Concept of Operations

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    2010-12-09

    ... goals of the Strategy. Implementing the Strategy strengthens the Nation's collective capability and... docket ID FEMA-2008-0009, frames the full range of options that unified disaster housing efforts should... implementation of the Strategy. Additionally, the Strategy sets the goal of the NDHTF to create this CONOPS...

  11. The U.S. National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program: Successes in Tsunami Preparedness

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Whitmore, P.; Wilson, R. I.

    2012-12-01

    Formed in 1995 by Congressional Action, the National Tsunami Hazards Mitigation Program (NTHMP) provides the framework for tsunami preparedness activities in the United States. The Program consists of the 28 U.S. coastal states, territories, and commonwealths (STCs), as well as three Federal agencies: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Since its inception, the NTHMP has advanced tsunami preparedness in the United States through accomplishments in many areas of tsunami preparedness: - Coordination and funding of tsunami hazard analysis and preparedness activities in STCs; - Development and execution of a coordinated plan to address education and outreach activities (materials, signage, and guides) within its membership; - Lead the effort to assist communities in meeting National Weather Service (NWS) TsunamiReady guidelines through development of evacuation maps and other planning activities; - Determination of tsunami hazard zones in most highly threatened coastal communities throughout the country by detailed tsunami inundation studies; - Development of a benchmarking procedure for numerical tsunami models to ensure models used in the inundation studies meet consistent, NOAA standards; - Creation of a national tsunami exercise framework to test tsunami warning system response; - Funding community tsunami warning dissemination and reception systems such as sirens and NOAA Weather Radios; and, - Providing guidance to NOAA's Tsunami Warning Centers regarding warning dissemination and content. NTHMP activities have advanced the state of preparedness of United States coastal communities, and have helped save lives and property during recent tsunamis. Program successes as well as future plans, including maritime preparedness, are discussed.

  12. 75 FR 24722 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-05

    ... information collection; OMB No. 1660-0100; FEMA Forms 119-25-1 (replaces FEMA Form 75-5), General Admissions Application; 119-25-2 (replaces FEMA Form 75-5a), General Admissions Application Short-Form; 119-25-3 (replaces FEMA Form 75-3), Student Stipend Agreement; and 119-25-4 (replaces FEMA For 75-3a), Student...

  13. Enhancing Coordination Among the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and National Institutes of Health.

    PubMed

    Murray, David M; Kaplan, Robert M; Ngo-Metzger, Quyen; Portnoy, Barry; Olkkola, Susanne; Stredrick, Denise; Kuczmarski, Robert J; Goldstein, Amy B; Perl, Harold I; O'Connell, Mary E

    2015-09-01

    This paper focuses on the relationships among the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF); Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); and NIH. After a brief description of the Task Force, AHRQ, NIH, and an example of how they interact, we describe the steps that have been taken recently by NIH to enhance their coordination. We also discuss several challenges that remain and consider potential remedies that NIH, AHRQ, and investigators can take to provide the USPSTF with the data it needs to make recommendations, particularly those pertaining to behavioral interventions. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  14. Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    List of the Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket Facilities comprised of four lists: National Priorities List (NPL), Non-National Priorities List, Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC), and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

  15. Agencies Collaborate, Develop a Cyanobacteria Assessment Network

    EPA Science Inventory

    This collaborative effort integrates the efforts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to provide an approach for mainstrea...

  16. 75 FR 66802 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2010-10-29

    ... NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice...: NATF 81, National Archives Order for Copies of Ship Passenger Arrival Records; NATF 82, National...

  17. 76 FR 14003 - International Energy Agency Meetings

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    2011-03-15

    ... DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY International Energy Agency Meetings AGENCY: Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of meetings. SUMMARY: The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA... National Security Programs, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585, 202...

  18. 75 FR 12532 - International Energy Agency Meetings

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    2010-03-16

    ... DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY International Energy Agency Meetings AGENCY: Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of meetings. SUMMARY: The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA...: Diana D. Clark, Assistant General for International and National Security Programs, Department of Energy...

  19. Agency, social and healthcare supports for adults with intellectual disability at the end of life in out-of-home, non-institutional community residences in Western nations: A literature review.

    PubMed

    Moro, Teresa T; Savage, Teresa A; Gehlert, Sarah

    2017-11-01

    The nature and quality of end-of-life care received by adults with intellectual disabilities in out-of-home, non-institutional community agency residences in Western nations is not well understood. A range of databases and search engines were used to locate conceptual, clinical and research articles from relevant peer-reviewed journals. The present authors present a literature review of the agency, social and healthcare supports that impact end-of-life care for adults with intellectual disabilities. More information is needed about where people with intellectual disabilities are living at the very end of life and where they die. The support needs for adults with intellectual disabilities will change over time, particularly at the end of life. There are some areas, such as removing barriers to providing services, staff training, partnerships between agencies and palliative care providers, and advocacy, where further research may help to improve the end-of-life care for adults with intellectual disabilities. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  20. State Arts Agency Fact Sheet: Support for Arts Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Online Submission, 2015

    2015-01-01

    This national overview of state arts agency grants and services for arts education includes summary statistics and geographic distribution. The fact sheet uses data from Final Descriptive Reports of state arts agency grant-making activities submitted annually to the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) and the National Endowment for…

  1. 77 FR 53921 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-04

    ... NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION... following information collections: 1. Title: Request to Microfilm Records. OMB number: 3095-0017. Agency...

  2. 20 CFR 671.130 - When should applications for national emergency grants be submitted to the Department?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... the year. (c) Applications for national emergency grants to respond to a declared emergency or natural disaster as described in § 671.110(e), cannot be considered until FEMA has declared that the affected area is eligible for disaster-related public assistance. ...

  3. 20 CFR 671.130 - When should applications for national emergency grants be submitted to the Department?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... the year. (c) Applications for national emergency grants to respond to a declared emergency or natural disaster as described in § 671.110(e), cannot be considered until FEMA has declared that the affected area is eligible for disaster-related public assistance. ...

  4. Fatty acid dietary intake in the general French population: are the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) national recommendations met?

    PubMed

    Tressou, Jessica; Moulin, Philippe; Vergès, Bruno; Le Guillou, Céline; Simon, Noémie; Pasteau, Stéphane

    2016-12-01

    Quantity and quality of fatty acids (FA) in diet influence CVD risk. Consequently, health authorities promote recommended dietary intakes for FA, looking for optimal intakes in a primary prevention of CVD perspective. In parallel, a few data are available detailing intakes in national populations. The objective of the present study was to perform a large analysis combining the data of the French National Survey INCA 2 on food consumption performed in 2006 and 2007, and the nutritional content of food consumed in France updated in 2013 by the French Information Centre on Food Quality, to explore in details the FA intakes in French adults using the most recent available data. To compare the discrepancies in the observed intake levels with the French recommended levels, a weighted fat adherence score was built combining intakes of the different FA. Individual scores were computed in relation to official recommendations, and potential explanatory factors were identified. These data show that SFA intakes are persistently higher than national recommendations, combined with low intakes of MUFA and PUFA, particularly long-chain n-3 FA. Only 14·6 % of the French population met DHA intake recommendation, 7·8 % for EPA and 21·6 % for SFA. This situation remains unfavourable in terms of primary prevention of CVD. Consuming fish and other sources of n-3 FA, living in the south of France, being female, having a higher education level, and low alcohol consumption were associated with a healthier fat adherence score.

  5. 32 CFR 148.6 - Agency review.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Agency review. 148.6 Section 148.6 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PERSONNEL, MILITARY AND CIVILIAN NATIONAL POLICY AND IMPLEMENTATION OF RECIPROCITY OF FACILITIES National Policy on Reciprocity of Use and...

  6. 32 CFR 148.6 - Agency review.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Agency review. 148.6 Section 148.6 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PERSONNEL, MILITARY AND CIVILIAN NATIONAL POLICY AND IMPLEMENTATION OF RECIPROCITY OF FACILITIES National Policy on Reciprocity of Use and...

  7. 32 CFR 148.6 - Agency review.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Agency review. 148.6 Section 148.6 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PERSONNEL, MILITARY AND CIVILIAN NATIONAL POLICY AND IMPLEMENTATION OF RECIPROCITY OF FACILITIES National Policy on Reciprocity of Use and...

  8. 32 CFR 148.6 - Agency review.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Agency review. 148.6 Section 148.6 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE PERSONNEL, MILITARY AND CIVILIAN NATIONAL POLICY AND IMPLEMENTATION OF RECIPROCITY OF FACILITIES National Policy on Reciprocity of Use and...

  9. National Take-Back Initiative

    MedlinePlus

    ... Disposal Information Drug and Chemical Information E-commerce Initiatives Federal Agencies & Related Links Federal Register Notices National ... Disposal Information Drug and Chemical Information E-commerce Initiatives Federal Agencies & Related Links Federal Register Notices National ...

  10. Promoting Learning by Inquiry Among Undergraduates in Soil Sciences: Scaffolding From Project-based Courses to Student-Staff Research Grants by the National Research Agency in Oman

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Al-Ismaily, Said; Kacimov, Anvar; Al-Maktoumi, Ali

    2016-04-01

    Three strategies in a soil science undergraduate programme with inquiry-based learning (IBL) principles at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, are presented. The first strategy scaffolds courses into three phases: with direct instructional guidance, structured IBL, and finally, guided to open IBL. The second strategy involves extra-curricular activities of undergraduates, viz. conducting workshops on soils for pupils in grades 7-9 with their teachers. The third strategy promotes the teaching-research nexus through collaboration between the undergraduates and faculty within a student-supporting, government-funded programme through 1-year long research grants of up to 5,500 US/project. The efficiency of the strategies was evaluated by students' evaluations of courses and instructors and questionnaire-based surveys. Statistics of students' responses in teaching evaluations of IBL courses showed a significantly higher level of satisfaction compared with regular courses taught in the department and college. In surveys of other constituencies of the program, viz. the secondary schools, more than 90% of respondents "agreed" or "strongly agreed" that they had learned new information/secrets about soils. The indicators of success in the third strategy are: winning a highly competitive grant and, moreover, earning an even more competitive annual national award for the best executed research project. The two top graduates of the IBL soil programme progressed into the MSc programme with the university and national scholarships. Key words: inquiry based learning, soil science undergraduate program, scaffold of courses, outreach activities, teaching-research nexus, evaluation of program's efficiency

  11. 75 FR 29366 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

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    2010-05-25

    ... researchers on CD-ROM and on the World Wide Web. The National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University... NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request AGENCY: National Science Foundation. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The National Science...

  12. A National Assessment of Changes in Flood Exposure in the United States

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lam, N.; Qiang, Y.; Cai, H.; Zou, L.

    2017-12-01

    Analyzing flood exposure and its temporal trend is the first step toward understanding flood risk, flood hazard, and flood vulnerability. This presentation is based on a national, county-based study assessing the changes in population and urban areas in high-risk flood zones from 2001-2011 in the contiguous United States. Satellite land use land cover data, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s 100-year flood maps, and census data were used to extract the proportion of developed (urban) land in flood zones by county in the two time points, and indices of difference were calculated. Local Moran's I statistic was applied to identify hotspots of increase in urban area in flood zones, and geographically weighted regression was used to estimate the population in flood zones from the land cover data. Results show that in 2011, an estimate of about 25.3 million people (8.3% of the total population) lived in the high-risk flood zones. Nationally, the ratio of urban development in flood zones is less than the ratio of land in flood zones, implying that Americans were responsive to flood hazards by avoiding development in flood zones. However, this trend varied from place to place, with coastal counties having less urban development in flood zones than the inland counties. Furthermore, the contrast between coastal and inland counties increased during 2001-2011. Finally, several exceptions from the trend (hotspots) were detected, most notably New York City and Miami where significant increases in urban development in flood zones were found. This assessment provides important baseline information on the spatial patterns of flood exposure and their changes from 2001-2011. The study pinpoints regions that may need further investigations and better policy to reduce the overall flood risks. Methodologically, the study demonstrates that pixelated land cover data can be integrated with other natural and human data to investigate important societal problems. The same

  13. 32 CFR 2004.11 - Agency Implementing Regulations, Internal Rules, or Guidelines [102(b)(3)].

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... National Defense INFORMATION SECURITY OVERSIGHT OFFICE, NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL SECURITY PROGRAM DIRECTIVE NO. 1 Implementation and Oversight § 2004.11 Agency...

  14. Detection and Occurrence of N-Nitrosamines in Archived Biosolids from the Targeted National Sewage Sludge Survey of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    PubMed Central

    2015-01-01

    The occurrence of eight carcinogenic N-nitrosamines in biosolids from 74 wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in the contiguous United States was investigated. Using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, seven nitrosamines [(N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), N-nitrosomethylethylamine, N-nitrosodi-n-propylamine (NDPA), N-nitrosodibutylamine, N-nitrosopyrrolidine, N-nitrosopiperidine (NPIP), and N-nitrosodiphenylamine (NDPhA)] were detected with varying detection frequency (DF) in 88% of the biosolids samples (n = 80), with five of the seven being reported here for the first time in biosolids. While rarely detected (DF 3%), NDMA was the most abundant compound at an average concentration of 504 ± 417 ng/g dry weight of biosolids. The most frequently detected nitrosamine was NDPhA (0.7—147 ng/g) with a DF of 79%, followed by NDPA (7–505 ng/g) and NPIP (51–1185 ng/g) at 21% and 11%, respectively. The DF of nitrosamines in biosolids was positively correlated with their respective n-octanol–water partition coefficients (R2 = 0.65). The DF and sum of mean concentrations of nitrosamines in biosolids increased with the treatment capacity of WWTPs. Given their frequent occurrence in nationally representative samples and the amount of U.S. biosolids being applied on land as soil amendment, this study warrants more research into the occurrence and fate of nitrosamines in biosolids-amended soils in the context of crop and drinking water safety. PMID:24697330

  15. Computer Security Awareness Guide for Department of Energy Laboratories, Government Agencies, and others for use with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory`s (LLNL): Computer security short subjects videos

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    Lonnie Moore, the Computer Security Manager, CSSM/CPPM at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Gale Warshawsky, the Coordinator for Computer Security Education & Awareness at LLNL, wanted to share topics such as computer ethics, software piracy, privacy issues, and protecting information in a format that would capture and hold an audience`s attention. Four Computer Security Short Subject videos were produced which ranged from 1-3 minutes each. These videos are very effective education and awareness tools that can be used to generate discussions about computer security concerns and good computing practices. Leaders may incorporate the Short Subjects into presentations. After talkingmore » about a subject area, one of the Short Subjects may be shown to highlight that subject matter. Another method for sharing them could be to show a Short Subject first and then lead a discussion about its topic. The cast of characters and a bit of information about their personalities in the LLNL Computer Security Short Subjects is included in this report.« less

  16. 78 FR 8192 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request; Education and Human Resources Project...

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    2013-02-05

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  17. 77 FR 56234 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2012-09-12

    ... NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION... not be viewed or advertised as an endorsement by the National Archives and Records Administration...

  18. 77 FR 36297 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2012-06-18

    ... NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice... Reduction Act Comments (NHP), Room 4400, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Rd...

  19. 77 FR 50532 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2012-08-21

    ... NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice... Personnel Folders or Employee Medical Folders from the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) of the...

  20. 76 FR 29012 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2011-05-19

    ... NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION... Personnel Records Center (NPRC) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) administers...