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  1. Fundred Dollar Bill Project

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rubin, Mary

    2009-01-01

    This article describes the Fundred Dollar Bill Project which is an innovative artwork made of millions of drawings. This creative collective action is intended to support Operation Paydirt, an extraordinary art/science project uniting three million children with educators, scientists, healthcare professionals, designers, urban planners, engineers,…

  2. The Colorado Adoption Project.

    PubMed

    Plomin, R; DeFries, J C

    1983-04-01

    This report provides an overview of the Colorado Adoption Project (CAP), a longitudinal, prospective, multivariate adoption study of behavioral development. Examples of the types of analyses that can be conducted using this design are presented. The examples are based on general cognitive-ability data for adoptive, biological, and control parents; assessments of their home environment; and Bayley Mental Development Index scores for 152 adopted children and 120 matched control children tested at both 1 and 2 years of age. The illustrative analyses include matched control children tested at both 1 and 2 years of age. The illustrative analyses include examination of genetic and environmental sources of variance, identification of environmental influence devoid of genetic bias, assessment of genotype-environment interaction and correlation, and analyses of the etiology of change and continuity in development.

  3. The Colorado Adoption Project.

    PubMed

    Rhea, Sally-Ann; Bricker, Josh B; Wadsworth, Sally J; Corley, Robin P

    2013-02-01

    This paper describes the Colorado Adoption Project (CAP), an ongoing genetically informative longitudinal study of behavioral development. We describe the features of the adoption design used in CAP, and discuss how this type of design uses data from both parent-offspring and related- versus unrelated-sibling comparisons to estimate the importance of genetic and shared environmental influences for resemblance among family members. The paper provides an overview of CAP's history, how subjects were ascertained, recruited, and retained, and the domains of assessment that have been explored since the CAP's initiation in 1975. Findings from some representative papers that make use of data from CAP participants illustrate the study's multifaceted nature as a parent-offspring and sibling behavioral genetic study, a study that parallels a complimentary twin study, a longitudinal study of development, a source of subjects for molecular genetic investigation, and a study of the outcomes of the adoption process itself. As subjects assessed first at age 1 approach age 40, we hope the CAP will establish itself as the first prospective adoption study of lifespan development.

  4. The Colorado Adoption Project

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    Rhea, Sally-Ann; Bricker, Josh B.; Wadsworth, Sally J.; Corley, Robin P.

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes the Colorado Adoption Project (CAP), an ongoing genetically-informative longitudinal study of behavioral development. We describe the features of the adoption design used in CAP, and discuss how this type of design uses data from both parent-offspring and related- versus unrelated- sibling comparisons to estimate the importance of genetic and shared environmental influences for resemblance among family members. The paper provides an overview of CAP’s history, how subjects were ascertained, recruited, and retained, and the domains of assessment that have been explored since the CAP’s initiation in 1975. Findings from some representative papers that make use of data from CAP participants illustrate the study’s multifaceted nature as a parent-offspring and sibling behavioral genetic study, a study that parallels a complimentary twin study, a longitudinal study of development, a source of subjects for molecular genetic investigation, and a study of the outcomes of the adoption process itself. As subjects assessed first at age 1 approach age 40, we hope the CAP will establish itself as the first prospective adoption study of lifespan development. PMID:23158098

  5. Intellectual resemblance among adoptive adoptive and biological relatives: the Texas adoption project.

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    Horn, J M; Loehlin, J C; Willerman, L

    1979-05-01

    Intellectual and personality measures were available from unwed mothers who gave their children up for adoption at birth. The same or similar measures have been obtained from 300 sets of adoptive parents and all of their adopted and natural children in the Texas Adoption Project. The sample characteristics are discussed in detail, and the basic findings for IQ are presented. Initial analyses of the data on IQ suggest moderate heritabilities. Emphasis is placed on the preliminary nature of these findings.

  6. The Texas Adoption Project: adopted children and their intellectual resemblance to biological and adoptive parents.

    PubMed

    Horn, J M

    1983-04-01

    Intelligence test scores were obtained from parents and children in 300 adoptive families and compared with similar measures available for the biological mothers of the same adopted children. Results supported the hypothesis that genetic variability is an important influence in the development of individual differences for intelligence. The most salient finding was that adopted children resemble their biological mothers more than they resemble the adoptive parents who reared them from birth. A small subset of the oldest adopted children did not resemble their biological mothers. The suggestion that the influence of genes declines with age is treated with caution since other adoption studies report a trend in the opposite direction.

  7. Project Evolve User-Adopter Manual.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Joiner, Lee M.

    An adult basic education (ABE) program for mentally retarded young adults between the ages of 14 and 26 years, Project Evolve can provide education agencies for educationally handicapped children with detailed information concerning an innovative program. The manual format was developed through interviews with professional educators concerning the…

  8. Process Acceptance and Adoption by IT Software Project Practitioners

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    Guardado, Deana R.

    2012-01-01

    This study addresses the question of what factors determine acceptance and adoption of processes in the context of Information Technology (IT) software development projects. This specific context was selected because processes required for managing software development projects are less prescriptive than in other, more straightforward, IT…

  9. Mining Power and Hydrocarbon Consciousness from the Monthly Electricity Bill: A Classroom Project

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    O'Brien, William P., Jr.

    2007-01-01

    Residential monthly electricity bills provided by students in physics classes served as data for a project designed to help them develop a sense of scale for electric energy consumption referenced to their own electric lifestyles and insight into how these lifestyles depend heavily on various naturally occurring terrestrial hydrocarbon resources.…

  10. Adoption

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    ... the birth nor adoptive parents know the others' identities. Other adoptions are handled more openly. Open adoptions, ... desire to seek out more information about the identity of the birth family. Most of us (whether ...

  11. Competency-Based Transfer Pilot Project--Final Report. Executive Summary [and] Competency-Based Transfer Pilot Project: Final Report on House Bill 1909

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    Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2006

    2006-01-01

    This publication contains the following: (1) Competency-Based Transfer Pilot Project--Final Report. Executive Summary (January 2006); and (2) Competency-Based Transfer Pilot Project: Final Report on House Bill 1909 (January 2005). In 2003, the legislature and governor enacted House Bill 1909 to create a pilot project on competency-based transfer…

  12. Mining power and hydrocarbon consciousness from the monthly electricity bill: a classroom project

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    O'Brien, William P., Jr.

    2007-01-01

    Residential monthly electricity bills provided by students in physics classes served as data for a project designed to help them develop a sense of scale for electric energy consumption referenced to their own electric lifestyles and insight into how these lifestyles depend heavily on various naturally occurring terrestrial hydrocarbon resources. From kilowatt-hours (kWh) reported on the bill, we determined per capita averages for electric power load (661 W) and energy consumption (476 kWh/month) which provide a quantitative framework for discussions about personal and societal electric energy use and illustrate how physics provides the fundamental vocabulary and analytical perspective for comprehending and managing our various local and global energy dilemmas. Interpretation and presentation of these data could be modified for audiences ranging from middle-school physical science classes to university-level environmental science classes.

  13. Competency-Based Transfer HECB Final Report on the Competency-Based Transfer Pilot Project ? House Bill 1909

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2005

    2005-01-01

    In 2003, the legislature and governor enacted House Bill 1909 to create a pilot project on competency-based transfer between two--and four--year colleges and universities. The legislation directed the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) to select institutions to define transfer requirements in several disciplines on the basis of students'…

  14. The Anti-Fraudulent Adoption Practices Act of 1984. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Courts of the Committee on the Judiciary. United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session on S. 2299, a Bill Entitled the "Anti-Fraudulent Adoption Practices Act of 1984 (March 16, 1984).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This hearing provided a forum for witnesses testifying about the Anti-Fraudulent Adoption Practices Act of 1984 (S. 2299) and the issues the bill was designed to address. Testimony focuses on the nature and incidence of fraudulent adoption scams; the need for Federal legislation to address the problem; the experiences of victimized families;…

  15. Longitudinal Stability of Cognitive Ability in the Colorado Adoption Project.

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    Baker, Laura A.; And Others

    1983-01-01

    Measures of general cognitive ability in one- and two-year-old adopted and nonadopted infants and their parents were subjected to path analysis to estimate the contribution of genetic and environmental factors to short-term stability of mental ability. (Author/RH)

  16. Longitudinal stability of cognitive ability in the Colorado Adoption Project.

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    Baker, L A; DeFries, J C; Fulker, D W

    1983-04-01

    Measures of general cognitive ability in 1- and 2-year-old adopted and nonadopted infants and their parents were subjected to path analysis to estimate the contribution of genetic and environmental factors to short-term stability. Although significant genetic influences were found at both 1 and 2 years of age, no significant environmental influences shared by parents and children were observed at these ages. Short-term stability of mental ability between the 2 ages was relatively independent of both between-family genetic and environmental influences. However, genetic factors may contribute importantly to long-term stability.

  17. Adopting eXtreme Programming on a Graduate Student Project

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    Popovsky, Barbara; Frincke, Deborah A.; Seifert, Christian

    2005-06-17

    At the 2004 IA Workshop, the University of Washington (UW) and Seattle University (SU) presented a student project for cataloging compromised system images, built under the auspices of the Pacific Northwest Honeynet (PNW-honeynet) which is a Honeynet Project Research Alliance member group. [1, 2] Of interest to the workshop audience was not only the functionality of the project itself, but also the method by which it was built—a variation of eXtreme Programming [3]—and how it was taught. This analysis is presented in response to those questions. The pedagogical approach presented in this paper is applicable to the development of any new curriculum or learning experience and is designed to deliver predictable and repeatable student outcomes regardless of the content delivered or background of the instructor.

  18. H.R. 680: A Bill to extend the time for construction of certain FERC licensed hydro projects. Introduced in the House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First session

    SciTech Connect

    1995-12-31

    This document contains H.R. 680, A Bill to extend the time for construction of certain FERC licensed hydro projects. This Bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 104th Congress, First Session, January 25, 1995.

  19. Multivariate Genetic Analysis of Specific Cognitive Abilities in the Colorado Adoption Project at Age 7.

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    Cardon, Lon R.; And Others

    1992-01-01

    A multivariate hierarchical model of specific cognitive abilities was fitted to data from 196 adopted and 213 nonadopted children from the Colorado Adoption Project and 120 of their siblings to assess genetic influence on specific mental abilities. Genetic effects occur in middle childhood that differentially influence mental ability scores.…

  20. Genetic Correlations between Reading Performance and IQ in the Colorado Adoption Project.

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    Cardon, Lon R.; And Others

    1990-01-01

    Genetic and environmental etiologies of individual differences in tests of intelligence and school achievement were investigated in a study from the Colorado Adoption Project. A multivariate conditional path model was fitted to general cognitive ability and reading performance data from 119 adoptive and 120 nonadoptive families. (SLD)

  1. H.R. 2339: A Bill to amend the Agricultural Act of 1949 to permit producers to adopt integrated, site-specific farm management plans that provide for resource-conserving crop rotation, special conservation practices, rotational grazing, and biomass production operations and practices. Introduced in the House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First session

    SciTech Connect

    1995-12-31

    This document contains H.R. 2339, A Bill to amend the Agricultural Act of 1949 to permit producers to adopt integrated, site-specific farm management plans that provide for resource-conserving crop rotation, special conservation practices, rotational grazing, and biomass production operations and practices. This Bill was introduced in the House of Representatives, 104th Congress, First Session, September 14, 1995.

  2. The ``Adopt A Microbe'' project: Web-based interactive education connected with scientific ocean drilling

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Orcutt, B. N.; Bowman, D.; Turner, A.; Inderbitzen, K. E.; Fisher, A. T.; Peart, L. W.; Iodp Expedition 327 Shipboard Party

    2010-12-01

    We launched the "Adopt a Microbe" project as part of Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 327 in Summer 2010. This eight-week-long education and outreach effort was run by shipboard scientists and educators from the research vessel JOIDES Resolution, using a web site (https://sites.google.com/site/adoptamicrobe) to engage students of all ages in an exploration of the deep biosphere inhabiting the upper ocean crust. Participants were initially introduced to a cast of microbes (residing within an ‘Adoption Center’ on the project website) that live in the dark ocean and asked to select and virtually ‘adopt’ a microbe. A new educational activity was offered each week to encourage learning about microbiology, using the adopted microbe as a focal point. Activities included reading information and asking questions about the adopted microbes (with subsequent responses from shipboard scientists), writing haiku about the adopted microbes, making balloon and fabric models of the adopted microbes, answering math questions related to the study of microbes in the ocean, growing cultures of microbes, and examining the gases produced by microbes. In addition, the website featured regular text, photo and video updates about the science of the expedition using a toy microbe as narrator, as well as stories written by shipboard scientists from the perspective of deep ocean microbes accompanied by watercolor illustrations prepared by a shipboard artist. Assessment methods for evaluating the effectiveness of the Adopt a Microbe project included participant feedback via email and online surveys, website traffic monitoring, and online video viewing rates. Quantitative metrics suggest that the “Adope A Microbe” project was successful in reaching target audiences and helping to encourage and maintain interest in topics related to IODP Expedition 327. The “Adopt A Microbe” project mdel can be adapted for future oceanographic expeditions to help connect the

  3. RandAgiamo™, a Pilot Project Increasing Adoptability of Shelter Dogs in the Umbria Region (Italy)

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    Menchetti, Laura; Mancini, Stefania; Catalani, Maria Chiara; Boccini, Beatrice; Diverio, Silvana

    2015-01-01

    Simple Summary In Italy, dog shelters are overcrowded because the rate of dog adoption is lower than that of abandonment. A project called “RandAgiamo” was implemented in a rescue shelter in central Italy. RandAgiamo provides training, socialization and advertising of adult shelter dogs. Official data of the Umbria regional health authorities from the year 2014 showed a higher rate of adoption in shelters involved in the project. RandAgiamo dogs had triple odds of being adopted compared to others housed in shelters of the same province. The increase in adoption rate can be beneficial for both dog welfare and shelter management. Abstract Current Italian legislation does not permit euthanasia of dogs, unless they are ill or dangerous. Despite good intentions and ethical benefits, this “no-kill policy” has caused a progressive overpopulation of dogs in shelters, due to abandonment rates being higher than adoption rates. Shelter overcrowding has negative implications for dog welfare and increases public costs. The aim of this paper is to describe the pilot project “RandAgiamo” implemented in a rescue shelter in the Umbria Region and to evaluate its effectiveness on the rate of dog adoption using official data. RandAgiamo aimed to increase adult shelter dogs’ adoptability by a standard training and socialization programme. It also promoted dogs’ visibility by publicizing them through social media and participation in events. We analysed the official data of the Umbria regional health authorities regarding dog shelters of the Perugia province of the year 2014. In the RandAgiamo shelter, the dog adoption rate was 27.5% higher than that of dogs housed in other shelters located in the same geographical area (p < 0.001). The RandAgiamo project could be beneficial for the dogs’ welfare, owner satisfaction, shelter management, and public perception of shelter dogs. However, staff were required to provide dog training and related activities. PMID:26479385

  4. Genetic and environmental influences on adult life outcomes: evidence from the Texas Adoption Project.

    PubMed

    Loehlin, John C; Horn, Joseph M; Ernst, Jody L

    2007-05-01

    A short mail questionnaire was sent to individuals, now adults, who had been studied over 30 years ago as children in the Texas Adoption Project. Their parents and (in many cases) siblings also described them using the same questionnaire, and the parents described themselves as well. The questionnaire was designed to obtain information about educational, occupational, and marital outcomes, as well as adult problems and personality. Results were obtained for 324 adopted and 142 biological children from the original 300 families, and for 266 parents. Although both the adopted and biological offsprings' outcomes were generally positive, those for the adopted offspring were somewhat less so. Biologically related family members tended to be more similar in their life outcomes than biologically unrelated family members, suggesting that genes were playing an important role.

  5. Heredity, environment, and personality change: evidence from the Texas Adoption Project.

    PubMed

    Loehlin, J C; Horn, J M; Willerman, L

    1990-03-01

    Personality changes over time can be analyzed by the same twin and adoption methods used to analyze the genetic and environmental influences on a trait at a given time. Composite parent rating measures of Extra-version, Socialization, and Stability made on two occasions approximately 10 years apart on 229 adopted and 83 nonadopted children from the Texas Adoption Project were used to illustrate this point in two ways. The first was based on correlations among family members, from which it appeared that by far the chief source of individual change was neither the genes nor shared family environment, but individual experience (and/or measurement error). The second was via a path-analytic approach to changes in the means of adopted and natural children, from which it appeared that, nonetheless, the children were tending to change on the average in the direction of their genetic parents' personalities.

  6. ADOPTING THE PROBLEM BASED LEARNING APPROACH IN A GIS PROJECT MANAGEMENT CLASS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Problem Based Learning (PBL) is a process that emphasizes the need for developing problem solving skills through hands-on project formulation and management. A class adopting the PBL method provides students with an environment to acquire necessary knowledge to encounter, unders...

  7. A Social System Analysis of Beautification Project Adoption in Two Wisconsin Cities.

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    Apps, Darrel Arvin

    A study was made to identify factors which contribute to community interest in, and adoption of, beautification projects and to identify personal and social characteristics of participants, related to a broad interpretation of beautification. A social system analysis approach was used as the framework of the study. Two Wisconsin cities' social…

  8. Transracial Adoption: How It Is 17 Years Later. Family Life Project: A Longitudinal Adoption Study/Phase V.

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    Vroegh, Karen S.

    In 1970, as part of an effort to meet the needs of black children waiting for adoption by two-parent black families, the Chicago (Illinois) Child Care Society launched a longitudinal study of the growth, development, and family life of transracial adoptees (TRAs), or black and mixed-race children adopted by white families, and inracial adoptees…

  9. Manpower bill

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Richman, Barbara T.

    Before Congress recessed in early October, the House Committee on Science and Tech- nology voted to approve a bill that would coordinate the government's response to the shortage of trained scientists, engineers, and technical personnel; monitor the needs for such personnel; recommend policies to address these needs; and upgrade equipment required for science and engineering education. The Engineering and Science Manpow er bill (H.R. 7130) awaits action by the full House of Representatives; Congress may consider the bill in its lame duck session following Thanksgiving.

  10. RandAgiamo™, a Pilot Project Increasing Adoptability of Shelter Dogs in the Umbria Region (Italy).

    PubMed

    Menchetti, Laura; Mancini, Stefania; Catalani, Maria Chiara; Boccini, Beatrice; Diverio, Silvana

    2015-01-01

    Current Italian legislation does not permit euthanasia of dogs, unless they are ill or dangerous. Despite good intentions and ethical benefits, this 'no-kill policy' has caused a progressive overpopulation of dogs in shelters, due to abandonment rates being higher than adoption rates. Shelter overcrowding has negative implications for dog welfare and increases public costs. The aim of this paper is to describe the pilot project "RandAgiamo" implemented in a rescue shelter in the Umbria Region and to evaluate its effectiveness on the rate of dog adoption using official data. RandAgiamo aimed to increase adult shelter dogs' adoptability by a standard training and socialization programme. It also promoted dogs' visibility by publicizing them through social media and participation in events. We analysed the official data of the Umbria regional health authorities regarding dog shelters of the Perugia province of the year 2014. In the RandAgiamo shelter, the dog adoption rate was 27.5% higher than that of dogs housed in other shelters located in the same geographical area (P < 0.001). The RandAgiamo project could be beneficial for the dogs' welfare, owner satisfaction, shelter management, and public perception of shelter dogs. However, staff were required to provide dog training and related activities. PMID:26479385

  11. What Makes a Good Teacher? The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Digs for Answers with Its Measures of Effective Teaching Project

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    Hirsh, Stephanie

    2011-01-01

    Vicki Phillips from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation talks with Learning Forward about the foundation's investment in effective teaching and the role of professional learning. Phillips said great teachers are the most important school-based ingredient for student success. So they are committed to ensuring teachers have the supports and tools…

  12. Strategies towards a compact XUV free electron laser adopted for the LUNEX5 project

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Couprie, M. E.; Labat, M.; Evain, C.; Szwaj, C.; Bielawski, S.; Hubert, N.; Benabderrahmane, C.; Briquez, F.; Chapuis, L.; Marteau, F.; Valléau, M.; Marcouillé, O.; Marchand, P.; Diop, M.; Marlats, J. L.; Tavakoli, K.; Zerbib, D.; Cassinari, L.; Bouvet, F.; Herbeaux, C.; Bourassin-Bouchet, C.; Dennetière, D.; Polack, F.; Lestrade, A.; Khojoyan, M.; Yang, W.; Sharma, G.; Morin, P.; Loulergue, A.

    2016-02-01

    More than 50 years after the laser discovery, X-ray free electron lasers (FEL), the first powerful tuneable, short pulse lasers in the X-ray spectral range, are now blooming in the world, enabling new discoveries on the ultra-fast dynamics of excited systems and imaging. LUNEX5 demonstrator project aims at investigating paths towards advanced and compact FELs. Two strategies are adopted. The first one concerns the FEL line where seeding and echo harmonic generation are implemented together with compact cryogenic in-vacuum undulators. In the second one, the electron beam is no longer provided by a conventional linear accelerator but by a laser plasma process, while a necessary particular electron beam manipulation is required to handle the electron properties to enable FEL amplification.

  13. A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project.

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND

    2013-02-07

    06/20/2013 Held at the desk. (All Actions) Notes: For further action, see H.R.767, which became Public Law 113-69 on 12/26/2013. Tracker: This bill has the status Passed SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  14. 40 CFR 93.121 - Requirements for adoption or approval of projects by other recipients of funds designated under...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... of projects by other recipients of funds designated under title 23 U.S.C. or the Federal Transit Laws..., Funded or Approved Under Title 23 U.S.C. or the Federal Transit Laws § 93.121 Requirements for adoption... Transit Laws. (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, no recipient of Federal...

  15. 40 CFR 93.121 - Requirements for adoption or approval of projects by other recipients of funds designated under...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... of projects by other recipients of funds designated under title 23 U.S.C. or the Federal Transit Laws..., Funded or Approved Under Title 23 U.S.C. or the Federal Transit Laws § 93.121 Requirements for adoption... Transit Laws. (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, no recipient of Federal...

  16. 40 CFR 93.121 - Requirements for adoption or approval of projects by other recipients of funds designated under...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... of projects by other recipients of funds designated under title 23 U.S.C. or the Federal Transit Laws..., Funded or Approved Under Title 23 U.S.C. or the Federal Transit Laws § 93.121 Requirements for adoption... Transit Laws. (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, no recipient of Federal...

  17. Defense bill: Earmarking as usual

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Earmarked funds in the $268 billion defense appropriations bill for fiscal year 1991 stirred congressional debate in late October. Senator Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, charged that the defense bill contains questionable projects totaling tens of millions of dollars. AGU opposes legislative earmarking of money for particular institutions, maintaining that the practice prevents the best use of federal funding by circumventing competitive review. Nunn noted on the Senate floor that the appropriations bill provided specific funds for cited institutions—contravening a federal law promoting competition. “ If these programs have merit, they will succeed in a fair and competent review in competition,” Nunn said. “If no other institution in the country is able to compete, there should be no fear whatever of competition… But no one else in the world is allowed to compete to work on these projects.”

  18. Information Technology Project Processes: Understanding the Barriers to Improvement and Adoption

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    Williams, Bernard L.

    2009-01-01

    Every year, organizations lose millions of dollars due to IT (Information Technology) project failures. Over time, organizations have developed processes and procedures to help reduce the incidence of challenged IT projects. Research has shown that IT project processes can work to help reduce the number of challenged projects. The research in this…

  19. Statewide Savings Projections from the Adoption of Commercial Building Energy Codes in Illinois

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    Cort, Katherine A.; Belzer, David B.

    2002-09-30

    ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999 Energy Standard for Buildings except Low-Rise Residential Buildings was developed in an effort to set minimum requirements for the energy efficient design and construction of new commercial buildings. A number of jurisdictions in the state of Illinois are considering adopting ASHRAE 90.1-1999 as their commercial building energy code. This report builds on the results of a previous study, "Analysis of Potential Benefits and Costs of Adopting ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1999 as a Commercial Building Energy Code in Illinois Jurisdictions," to estimate the total potential impact of adopting ASHRAE 90.1-1999 as a statewide commercial building code in terms of Life-Cycle Cost (LCC) savings, total primary energy savings, and pollution emissions reductions.

  20. Targeting Erosion Control: Adoption of Erosion Control Practices. A Report from a National Research Project.

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    West, Peter; And Others

    Research analyzed adoption of erosion control practices by farm operators in two counties in each of four states: Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, and Washington. Analysis was based on farm survey data and technical and financial assistance information from county Soil Conservation Service (SCS) and Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service…

  1. Families for Black Children: The Search for Adoptive Parents. II. Programs and Projects.

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    Sandusky, Annie Lee; And Others

    This report is a collection of abstracts describing the salient features of 20 adoption programs for children and infants of black and biracial background and attempts to delineate those program features which appear to be associated with effectiveness. Information on each program was collected by means of an unstructured interview with…

  2. Understanding your hospital bill

    MedlinePlus

    Errors on your medical bill can cost you money. So it is worth the time to check your bill. Check ... what you were told. If you find an error and do not feel you are ... a medical-billing advocate. Advocates charge an hourly fee or ...

  3. Path Analysis of IQ during Infancy and Early Childhood and an Index of the Home Environment in the Colorado Adoption Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rice, Treva; And Others

    1988-01-01

    A parent-offspring adoption path model, with a measured index of the home environment, was developed to assess extent to which genetic and environmental influences of the parents affect relationships between the environmental index and children's behavior. Intelligence Quotient (IQ) data from the Colorado Adoption Project were used. The…

  4. Human-Centered Design Bill of Rights for Educators.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sugar, William A.

    This paper presents a potential solution to encourage technology adoption and integration within schools by proposing a human-centered technology "bill of rights" for educators. The intention of this bill of rights it to influence educators' beliefs towards technology and to enable educators to confront with confidence the seemingly mesmerizing…

  5. Adopting best practices: "Agility" moves from software development to healthcare project management.

    PubMed

    Kitzmiller, Rebecca; Hunt, Eleanor; Sproat, Sara Breckenridge

    2006-01-01

    It is time for a change in mindset in how nurses operationalize system implementations and manage projects. Computers and systems have evolved over time from unwieldy mysterious machines of the past to ubiquitous computer use in every aspect of daily lives and work sites. Yet, disconcertingly, the process used to implement these systems has not evolved. Technology implementation does not need to be a struggle. It is time to adapt traditional plan-driven implementation methods to incorporate agile techniques. Agility is a concept borrowed from software development and is presented here because it encourages flexibility, adaptation, and continuous learning as part of the implementation process. Agility values communication and harnesses change to an advantage, which facilitates the natural evolution of an adaptable implementation process. Specific examples of agility in an implementation are described, and plan-driven implementation stages are adapted to incorporate relevant agile techniques. This comparison demonstrates how an agile approach enhances traditional implementation techniques to meet the demands of today's complex healthcare environments. PMID:16554690

  6. Adopting best practices: "Agility" moves from software development to healthcare project management.

    PubMed

    Kitzmiller, Rebecca; Hunt, Eleanor; Sproat, Sara Breckenridge

    2006-01-01

    It is time for a change in mindset in how nurses operationalize system implementations and manage projects. Computers and systems have evolved over time from unwieldy mysterious machines of the past to ubiquitous computer use in every aspect of daily lives and work sites. Yet, disconcertingly, the process used to implement these systems has not evolved. Technology implementation does not need to be a struggle. It is time to adapt traditional plan-driven implementation methods to incorporate agile techniques. Agility is a concept borrowed from software development and is presented here because it encourages flexibility, adaptation, and continuous learning as part of the implementation process. Agility values communication and harnesses change to an advantage, which facilitates the natural evolution of an adaptable implementation process. Specific examples of agility in an implementation are described, and plan-driven implementation stages are adapted to incorporate relevant agile techniques. This comparison demonstrates how an agile approach enhances traditional implementation techniques to meet the demands of today's complex healthcare environments.

  7. Consumer Product Safety Bills.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    American Enterprise Inst. for Public Policy Research, Washington, DC.

    This legislative analysis of the actions of the 92nd Congress concerning consumer product safety bills, current as of March 20, 1972, presents briefly the background of Congressional investigations in this area. Describing in detail four major bills which focus on the establishment of an independent government agency regulating consumer products…

  8. Unit billed services for HANDI 2000 business management system

    SciTech Connect

    Wilson, D.

    1998-08-24

    Unit billed services are those services provided internally by project to other projects, except for those services furnished by Lockheed Martin Services,Inc., an Enterprise Company. These services are billed when the actual work is performed, based on a published rate for the service. Examples of this would be crane and rigging, duplicating, or lab analysis. The providers of these services collect their costs in a pool. The pool is then liquidated by the billings.

  9. A bill to amend certain definitions contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act for purposes of clarifying certain property descriptions, and for other purposes.

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT

    2013-02-04

    06/27/2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 106. (All Actions) Notes: For further action, see H.R.255, which became Public Law 113-129 on 7/25/2014. Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  10. Student Bill of Rights

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2

    2011-03-31

    04/15/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  11. Student Bill of Rights

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2

    2013-01-23

    04/23/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  12. Student Bill of Rights

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2

    2009-05-15

    06/11/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  13. Inside Senate bill 2019

    SciTech Connect

    Pontius, F.W.

    1994-07-01

    On May 19, 1994, the Senate passed S. 2019, which would reauthorize the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Originally introduced as S. 1547, the bill that was voted on as S. 2019 brought to a close a long and difficult process in the Senate to pass an SDWA bill. A review of the Senate proceedings leading to passage of S. 2019 is available; this review summarizes the content of the bill. The bill would make significant revisions to the way in which drinking water standards are set. The existing process for determining feasibility will not change, but flexibility would be granted in setting a maximum contaminant level. USEPA would be given broad authority to regulate contaminants that may have an adverse health effect and that are known or anticipated to occur at frequency and at levels that are a concern to public health.

  14. 3 CFR 8766 - Proclamation 8766 of December 8, 2011. Bill of Rights Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... December 8, 2011 Proc. 8766 Bill of Rights Day, 2011By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On December 15, 1791, the United States adopted the Bill of Rights, enshrining in our Constitution..., as Bill of Rights Day. I call upon the people of the......

  15. Adoption: medical and legal aspects.

    PubMed

    Bhalla, C K

    1978-06-01

    The problem of abandoned children is of great magnitude in India. Placement of these children in a family environment is essential for their physical, mental, and emotional development. Adoption must be approached from the child welfare perspective. The pediatrician can play an important role in the adoption process. The pediatrician should perform a thorough medical examination of infants to be adopted, both to ensure the child's welfare and to give adoptive parents an assessment of the child's health. Information should be collected on the medical history of the child's biologic parents to aid in the evaluation process. Adoptive parents should also undergo medical and pyschological examinations. Pediatricians can additionally work with social welfare departments in establishing criteria for matching children with adoptive parents. Adoptions in India are currently governed by provisions or the 1956 Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act. Since this legislation excludes groups such as Muslims, Christians, and Parsis from its purview, there has been a demand for national legislation providing a uniform adoption law for all the communities in India. The Union Government introduced such a comprehensive bill in 1972, the Adoption of Children Bill; however, no action was ever taken. It is urged that this legislation be reactivated, and that the restriction on the removal of children for adoption outside India be lifted. PMID:721273

  16. Pay Our Bills Act

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17

    2013-10-29

    10/29/2013 Referred to House Rules (All Actions) Notes: On 2/4/2014, a motion was filed to discharge the Committee on Rules from the consideration of H.Res.459 entitled, a resolution providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 3372). A discharge petition requires 218 signatures for further action. (Discharge Petition No. 113-6: text... Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  17. Geography Controls GI Bill Opportunities.

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    Feldman, Stuart F.

    Analyzing FY 74 GI Bill data seems to confirm that a Vietman veteran's chances of using the GI Bill turn on what state he is from. Geography controls opportunities because the formula of today's GI Bill, unlike that of World War II's Bill, ignores state differences in educational costs. This legislative formula inadvertently minimizes veterans'…

  18. The Adopt-A-Buoy Project: A Firsthand Experience for Students in Collecting, Processing and Analyzing Environmental Data

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    Richter-Menge, J.; Stott, G.; Harriman, C.; Perovich, D. K.; Elder, B. C.; Polashenski, C.

    2013-12-01

    Over the past 4 school years, our team of Arctic sea ice researchers and middle school teachers has collaborated in an educational outreach activity to develop a series of earth science classes aimed at 8th grade science students. Central to the effort is an environmental observation site installed at the school, designed to closely mimic sea ice mass balance buoys deployed as part of an NSF-sponsored Arctic Observing Network (AON) project. The site located at the school collects data on air temperature, barometric pressure, snow depth, and snow and ground temperatures. Working directly with the research team over the course of the school year, students learn to collect, process, and analyze the local environmental data. Key to the experience is the students' opportunity to pose and address open-ended questions about a set of scientific data that is inherently familiar to them, since it reflects the seasonal conditions they are witnessing (e.g. the 2011-12 New England winter with no snow). During the series of classes, students are also exposed to the similar set of environmental data collected in the Arctic, via a sea ice mass balance buoy they ';adopt.' The arctic data set opens the door to discussions about climate change and its particularly dramatic affect on the arctic environment. Efforts are underway to transform this outreach project into an expanded earth science classroom module for use at other schools. Portability will require an approach that makes connections to the Arctic without a reliance on the multiple visits to the classroom by the research team (e.g. forming and facilitating partnerships with Arctic schools and field researchers via the internet). We are also evaluating the possibility of constructing low cost, portable weather stations to be used with the module.

  19. Identifying barriers to billing compliance.

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    Lorence, Daniel P; Ibrahim, Ibrahim Awad

    2003-01-01

    Programs designed toward the control of health care fraud are leading to increasingly aggressive enforcement and prosecutorial efforts by federal regulators, related to over-reimbursement for service providers. Greater penalties for fraudulent practices have been touted as an effective deterrent to practices that encourage, or fail to prevent, incorrect claims for reimbursement. In such a context, this study sought to examine the extent of compliance management barriers through a national survey of all accredited US health information managers, examining likely barriers to payment of health care claims. Using data from a series of surveys on the stated compliance actions of more than 16,000 health care managers, we find that the publication and dissemination of compliance enforcement regulations had a significant effect on the reduction of fraud. Results further suggest that significant non-adoption of proper billing compliance measures continues to occur, despite the existence of counter-fraud prosecution risk designed to enforce proper compliance. Finally, we identify benchmarks of compliance management and show how they vary across demographic, practice setting, and market characteristics. We find significant variation in influence across practice settings and managed care markets. While greater publicity related to proper billing procedures generally leads to greater compliance awareness, this trend may have created pockets of "institutional non-compliance," which result in an increase in the prevalence of non-compliant management actions. As a more general proposition, we find that it is not sufficient to consider compliance actions independent of institutional or industry-wide influences. PMID:12967244

  20. The Bill of Rights: Celebrating Two Hundred Years.

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    Kaltenheuser, Skip

    1991-01-01

    Outlines projects organized by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council to celebrate the Bill of Rights bicentennial. Concentrates on a poster exhibit consisting of 12 panels depicting civil rights with accompanying essays. Stresses promoting the Bill of Rights' relevance to students' lives and the humanities role in teaching lessons from history and…

  1. Adopting a Cultural Portfolio Project in Teaching German as a Foreign Language: Language Teacher Cognition as a Dynamic System

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    Feryok, Anne; Oranje, Jo

    2015-01-01

    Intercultural language teaching and learning has increasingly been adopted in state school systems, yet studies have shown that language teachers struggle to include it in their practice. The aim of this study is to use dynamic systems theory to examine how a German as a foreign language teacher in a New Zealand secondary school adopted a project…

  2. Pilot's Bill of Rights

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK

    2012-06-06

    06/07/2012 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 422. (All Actions) Notes: For further action, see S.1335, which became Public Law 112-153 on 8/3/2012. Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  3. Pilot's Bill of Rights

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6

    2012-01-24

    01/25/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation. (All Actions) Notes: For further action, see S.1335, which became Public Law 112-153 on 8/3/2012. Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  4. The Bill of Rights.

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    Yeaton, Connie; Braeckel, Karen

    1987-01-01

    Presents a lesson designed to introduce students to the Bill of Rights. Students learn that their rights are protected by laws and that they must act responsibly. The lesson uses several hypothetical situations and a 1983 U.S. Supreme Court case involving the use of vulgar language by a high school student during an assembly speech. (JDH)

  5. Senate passes energy, water appropriations bill

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bush, Susan

    The 21.98 billion energy and water appropriations bill (HR 2427) was passed by the full Senate on July 10, representing an increase of about 1 billion over FY 1991 funding. With a 96-3 vote, HR 2427 was one of the first of 13 spending bills to be approved by the Senate. (See "DOE Funding Up in FY 1991," Eos, July 16.)The Senate appropriated 509 million to begin construction of the controversial Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) in Waxahachie, Texas. Earlier this year, the House voted 434 million for the project, which was $100 million less than requested by the administration.

  6. Bill Arnold: Scientist, philosopher, friend.

    PubMed

    Pearlstein, R M

    1996-05-01

    Bill Arnold is a great scientist in whose laboratory I was privileged to work during the years he discovered the thermoluminescence and the electroluminescence of green plants. I reminisce about Bill's influences on me, scientific and otherwise, during those years.

  7. A Bill of Rights for Hospitalized Older Adults.

    PubMed

    Mezey, Mathy D; Mitty, Ethel

    2011-03-01

    Acute-care hospitals have few structures, programs, or staff prepared to address the special needs of older adults. To address this issue, the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing [including the Nurses Improving Care for Hospitalized Elders (NICHE) program] and the Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations proposed language for a Bill of Rights for Hospitalized Older Adults. The Bill of Rights moves from general value statements to the specific knowledge, skills, and actions necessary to provide quality of care to older adults. The authors describe the development and testing of the Bill of Rights and suggest steps for its adoption and dissemination.

  8. South Fork Tolt River Hydroelectric Project : Adopted Portions of a 1987 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission`s Final Environmental Impact Statement.

    SciTech Connect

    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1992-07-01

    The South Fork Tolt River Hydroelectric Project that world produce 6.55 average megawatts of firm energy per year and would be sited in the Snohomish River Basin, Washington, was evaluated by the Federal Energy Regulatory commission (FERC) along with six other proposed projects for environmental effects and economic feasibility Based on its economic analysis and environmental evaluation of the project, the FERC staff found that the South Fork Tolt River Project would be economically feasible and would result in insignificant Impacts if sedimentation issues could be resolved. Upon review, the BPA is adopting portions of the 1987 FERC FEIS that concern the South Fork Tolt River Hydroelectric Project and updating specific sections in an Attachment.

  9. 76 FR 68613 - National Adoption Month, 2011

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    2011-11-04

    ... Sig.) [FR Doc. 2011-28839 Filed 11-3-11; 11:15 am] Billing code 3295-F2-P ... Documents#0;#0; ] Proclamation 8744 of November 1, 2011 National Adoption Month, 2011 By the President of... basic support, and still more children abroad live without families. During National Adoption Month,...

  10. 78 FR 66609 - National Adoption Month, 2013

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    2013-11-05

    .... (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2013-26669 Filed 11-4-13; 11:15 am] Billing code 3295-F4 ... Documents#0;#0; ] Proclamation 9049 of October 31, 2013 National Adoption Month, 2013 By the President of... million children and teenagers. During National Adoption Month, we celebrate these families and...

  11. 77 FR 66517 - National Adoption Month, 2012

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    2012-11-06

    ... Sig.) [FR Doc. 2012-27190 Filed 11-5-12; 8:45 am] Billing code 3295-F3 ... Documents#0;#0; ] Proclamation 8896 of November 1, 2012 National Adoption Month, 2012 By the President of... knowing the love and protection of a permanent family. During National Adoption Month, we give voice...

  12. Education Bill passes

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Richman, Barbara T.

    On March 2 the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill authorizing $425 million for science and mathematics education in fiscal 1984; the authorization is $350 million more than President Ronald Reagan requested in his budget proposal (Eos, February 15, 1983, p. 65).H.R. 1310 allocates $295 million to the Department of Education not only to improve precollege instruction in science and math, but to beef up foreign language training to aid in improving international communication among scientists. The bill also allots $130 million to the National Science Foundation for a variety of programs, the lion's share of which aims to upgrade research equipment at colleges and universities. It is hoped that industry will match the $100 million targeted for this program.

  13. Sojourner, Barnacle Bill, & Yogi

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1997-01-01

    This view taken by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) was taken on Sol 3. Barnacle Bill, the small rock at left, and Yogi, the large rock at upper right, have been examined by Sojourner's Alpha Proton X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) instrument and the rover's cameras. Barnacle Bill has the chemical composition of an andesitic volcanic rock, but may have been produced by sedimentation processes or meteorite impact. The lander's rear ramp which Sojourner used to descend to the Martian surface is at lower left, and a portion of deflated airbag is at lower right.

    Mars Pathfinder was developed and managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. JPL is an operating division of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The IMP was developed by the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory under contract to JPL. Peter Smith is the Principal Investigator.

  14. 40 CFR 93.121 - Requirements for adoption or approval of projects by other recipients of funds designated under...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... of projects by other recipients of funds designated under title 23 U.S.C. or the Federal Transit Laws. 93.121 Section 93.121 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR... Conformity to State or Federal Implementation Plans of Transportation Plans, Programs, and Projects...

  15. Adoption of ICT in Science Education: A Case Study of Communication Channels in a Teachers' Professional Development Project

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    Juuti, Kalle; Lavonen, Jari; Aksela, Maija; Meisalo, Veijo

    2009-01-01

    This paper analyses the use of various communication channels in science teachers' professional development project aiming to develop versatile uses for ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in science teaching. A teacher network was created specifically for this project, and the researchers facilitated three forms of communication…

  16. 77 FR 64126 - Notice of Proposed Withdrawal of Public Land for the Buffalo Bill Dam and Reservoir Modification...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-18

    ... Bureau of Land Management Notice of Proposed Withdrawal of Public Land for the Buffalo Bill Dam and... recreational facilities constructed in connection with the Buffalo Bill Dam and Reservoir Modification Project... recreation site in the Buffalo Bill Dam and Reservoir Modification Project area: Sixth Principal Meridian...

  17. 40 CFR 93.121 - Requirements for adoption or approval of projects by other recipients of funds designated under...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...(l) or (m) for a given pollutant/precursor and NAAQS, no recipient of Federal funds designated under... the following are met for that pollutant/precursor and NAAQS: (1) The project was included in the...

  18. Sojourner near Barnacle Bill

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1997-01-01

    Sojourner is visible in this image, one of the first taken by the deployed Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) on Sol 3. The rover has moved from this position into one that later facilitated its using the Alpha Proton X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) instrument on Barnacle Bill. The APXS, located at the rear of the rover, is not visible in this image.

    The image was taken by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) after its deployment on Sol 3. Mars Pathfinder was developed and managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The IMP was developed by the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory under contract to JPL. Peter Smith is the Principal Investigator.

  19. Abortion (Amendment) Bill.

    PubMed

    Dundon, S

    1980-02-23

    Your editorial of Jan. 26 and the multi-signatory letter in your issue of Feb. 2 support the 1967 Abortion Act and suggest that Mr. Corrie's Bill is a retrograde step. The implication is that our professional knowledge should lead us to that conclusion. To take the opposite view risks being regarded as a member of a pressure group or a conscientious objector, but to remain silent might be construed as being in agreement. As I see it the great majority of people of varying ethnic groups, including those adhering to the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths, subscribe to a behavioral code which regards human life as sacred: to take a life is to be countenanced only to save another. Abortion should be regarded as taking human life and morally wrong; making abortion legal does not make it morally right. Doctors are in a very difficult position, and cannot, no more than politicians can, make moral decisions for other people. Traditionally, however, the profession has a role in the responsibility for protection of life, and perhaps the public have a right to expect this protection. Human life begins at conception and some human rights begin at this time. Life (and its protection) seems to be a most basic right. The World Medical Association, in the Declaration of Oslo (1970), stated: "1. The first moral principle imposed upon the doctor is respect for human life as expressed in a clause of the Declaration of Geneva: 'I will maintain the utmost respect for human life from the time of conception.'" The 1967 Abortion Act did not result from a general referendum, much less a medical referendum. If the Corrie Bill is passed and abortions are cut by 2/3 as you suggest, this would, in my view, be a step, not back, but in the right direction.

  20. A bill to permit the District of Columbia to obligate and expend local funds in accordance with the local budget adopted by the Council of the District of Columbia during any period of fiscal year 2014 in which no Federal law appropriating such local funds is in effect, and for other purposes.

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Landrieu, Mary L. [D-LA

    2013-10-12

    10/12/2013 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:

  1. 76 FR 77365 - Bill of Rights Day, 2011

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    2011-12-13

    ... a freer, more just world. As we mark this milestone, we renew our commitment to preserving our universal rights and perfecting our Union. Introduced in the First Congress in 1789, the Bill of Rights was... without fear that a more centralized government would encroach on American freedoms. In adopting the...

  2. Evaluation of Community College Student Affirmative Action Transition Projects: A Report to the Legislature in Response to Assembly Bill 1305 (1981). Commission Report 83-36.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.

    This six-part evaluative report describes and assesses three projects, funded by the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, designed to facilitate the transition of low-income, minority, and handicapped students from two- to four-year colleges. Part One provides information on the legislative mandate and goals for the…

  3. Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kesterson, David B.

    Designed for use by the general reader, the college student, and the teacher, this book analyzes the life and literary career of Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw), emphasizing his literary ventures and artistic talents. The analysis reveals Billings' talents as a subtle humorist, homespun philosopher, and artist of the essay. Chapters include…

  4. Omnibus Science R&D Bill passes House

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Carlowicz, Michael

    In a largely symbolic action that presages other initiatives in the management of federal science programs, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 2405, the Omnibus Civilian Science Authorization Act of 1995. The immediate future of the bill remains clouded, as the Senate has not yet taken up the measure, and President Bill Clinton has threatened a veto.In a largely partisan vote—248 to 161— on October 13, the House formally adopted the bill sponsored by Rep. Robert Walker (R-Pa.) and the leadership of the House Science Committee. H.R. 2405 bundles seven traditionally separate authorization bills for research funding into one broad package. Each of the constituent parts of the omnibus bill has been passed in the House, and those individual authorizations will apply to current science appropriations under consideration by Congress. Those bills establish spending levels for the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  5. 75 FR 75721 - Environmental Impact Statement: Billings County, North Dakota

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    2010-12-06

    ... roadway project and river crossing over the Little Missouri River within a study area bounded by the... an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed roadway project and river crossing over the Little Missouri River within a study area bounded by the northern border of the Billings County line,...

  6. Patient bill of rights 2001.

    PubMed

    Benjamin, G C

    2001-01-01

    Breaking gridlock on managed care reform, a bipartisan coalition in Congress introduced the newest version of a patient bill of rights. Unlike last year's ill-fated Norwood-Dingell bill, the Bipartisan Patient Protection Act of 2001 has strong bipartisan support; concern remains, however, on the provisions that allow patients to sue their managed care plan. The debate now focuses on the type of liability reform that Congress and the White House can agree on. If they are able to agree, a patient bill of rights may soon become law.

  7. Indian Foster and Adoptive Care Manual.

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    National Indian Child Abuse and Neglect Resource Center, Tulsa, OK.

    Designed to assist Indian tribes and oganizations in the recruitment, training, licensing, and evaluation of Indian foster and adoptive homes, the manual is presented in six sections. The introduction provides a definition for foster care and foster children, along with excerpts from the Bill of Rights for Foster Children. Section I discusses the…

  8. Billing in Plain English.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hughes, Sarah Jane

    1987-01-01

    The author describes the efforts of the Federal Trade Commission to make credit communications more readable and informative. The group working on the project uses "plain English" as the writing model for forms and manuals. (CH)

  9. Emergency department coding and billing.

    PubMed

    Edelberg, Caral

    2004-02-01

    ED coding and billing are challenging additions to the responsibilities of emergency physicians. Assurances that each is performed in the most efficient and accurate manner possible is an essential component of today's emergency medicine practice. Minimizing the risk for submitting fraudulent claims is critical, because it assures the efficient and timely billing of all ED services. For the practice to thrive, each is necessary. PMID:15062501

  10. Infant emotional distress, maternal restriction at a home meal, and child BMI gain through age 6years in the Colorado Adoption Project.

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    Hittner, James B; Johnson, Cassandra; Tripicchio, Gina; Faith, Myles S

    2016-04-01

    Infant temperament and parental feeding practices may be risk factors for childhood obesity, however most studies have relied upon parent-report assessments. We tested whether infant emotional distress and maternal restrictive feeding at 12-months of age, assessed observationally at a home feeding interaction, predicted child BMI through age 6years. We conducted a prospective observational study of 86 children (34 girls and 52 boys, from 55 adoptive and 31 non-adoptive families) enrolled in the Colorado Adoption Project. Mother-infant feeding interactions were video-recorded during a home snack or meal at year 1, and child anthropometrics (length or height, and weight) were assessed at years 1 through 6. The main outcome measures were child weight-for-length at year 1 and body mass index (BMI: kg/m(2)) at years 2-6. Results of generalized linear models indicated that greater infant emotional distress at 12-months predicted greater increases in child weight status through age 6years, B=0.62 and odds ratio (OR)=1.87. In separate analyses, restrictive feeding interacted with child sex in predicting weight status trajectories (p=.012). Male infants whose mothers displayed any compared to no restriction at year 1 showed a downward BMI trajectory from 2 to 6years; for female infants, exposure to any compared to no restriction prompts predicted increasing BMI from 4 to 6years. In sum, early obesity prevention strategies should pay greater attention to infant temperament, especially distress and negative affect, and how parents respond to such cues. Additionally, 'responsive feeding' strategies that provide an alternative to restriction warrant greater research during infancy. PMID:26872074

  11. Bottle bill loses, nuclear power gains

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1987-11-01

    The November 3, 1987 elections saw a number of environmental-related referenda defeated for what was seen as economic reasons. Maine voters decided 59 to 41 percent against a proposal which would have closed down the Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. In the District of Columbia, a litter reducing bill that would have required a 5 to 20 cent deposit on cans and bottles was defeated by 55 to 45 percent. Finally, in California, Indian Wells voters supported a project to build a one billion dollar resort in the nearby desert.

  12. 46 CFR 122.514 - Station bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Station bill. 122.514 Section 122.514 Shipping COAST... Emergencies § 122.514 Station bill. (a) A station bill must be posted by the master on a vessel of more than... regards to the content of a station bill, the duties of the crew, emergency signals, an emergency...

  13. 46 CFR 185.514 - Station bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Station bill. 185.514 Section 185.514 Shipping COAST...) OPERATIONS Preparations for Emergencies § 185.514 Station bill. (a) A station bill must be posted by the... requiring more than four crew members at any one time, including the master. (b) The station bill...

  14. 46 CFR 185.514 - Station bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Station bill. 185.514 Section 185.514 Shipping COAST...) OPERATIONS Preparations for Emergencies § 185.514 Station bill. (a) A station bill must be posted by the... requiring more than four crew members at any one time, including the master. (b) The station bill...

  15. 46 CFR 122.514 - Station bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Station bill. 122.514 Section 122.514 Shipping COAST... Emergencies § 122.514 Station bill. (a) A station bill must be posted by the master on a vessel of more than... regards to the content of a station bill, the duties of the crew, emergency signals, an emergency...

  16. 46 CFR 122.514 - Station bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Station bill. 122.514 Section 122.514 Shipping COAST... Emergencies § 122.514 Station bill. (a) A station bill must be posted by the master on a vessel of more than... regards to the content of a station bill, the duties of the crew, emergency signals, an emergency...

  17. 46 CFR 122.514 - Station bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Station bill. 122.514 Section 122.514 Shipping COAST... Emergencies § 122.514 Station bill. (a) A station bill must be posted by the master on a vessel of more than... regards to the content of a station bill, the duties of the crew, emergency signals, an emergency...

  18. CERTS customer adoption model

    SciTech Connect

    Rubio, F. Javier; Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris; Hamachi,Kristina S.

    2000-03-01

    This effort represents a contribution to the wider distributed energy resources (DER) research of the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS, http://certs.lbl.gov) that is intended to attack and, hopefully, resolve the technical barriers to DER adoption, particularly those that are unlikely to be of high priority to individual equipment vendors. The longer term goal of the Berkeley Lab effort is to guide the wider technical research towards the key technical problems by forecasting some likely patterns of DER adoption. In sharp contrast to traditional electricity utility planning, this work takes a customer-centric approach and focuses on DER adoption decision making at, what we currently think of as, the customer level. This study reports on Berkeley Lab's second year effort (completed in Federal fiscal year 2000, FY00) of a project aimed to anticipate patterns of customer adoption of distributed energy resources (DER). Marnay, et al., 2000 describes the earlier FY99 Berkeley Lab work. The results presented herein are not intended to represent definitive economic analyses of possible DER projects by any means. The paucity of data available and the importance of excluded factors, such as environmental implications, are simply too important to make such an analysis possible at this time. Rather, the work presented represents a demonstration of the current model and an indicator of the potential to conduct more relevant studies in the future.

  19. Landsat bill passes in Congress

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Richman, Barbara T.

    1984-04-01

    Commercialization of the land remote-sensing system is virtually guaranteed with the successful completion last week of an informal conference on the differences in the House of Representatives and Senate versions of the Land Remote Sensing Commercialization Act (H.R. 5155). Moreover, the House ratified the compromise version on June 28; the Senate was expected to ratify the bill before the July 4 recess. The bill will then be sent to President Ronald Reagan for his signature. Also on June 28, the Secretary of Commerce announced his selection for final contract negotiations of two of the seven bids received this spring for the operation of Landsat.

  20. Students Lobby for Bottle Bill.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Thompson, Nathan H.

    1980-01-01

    Summarizes the 10-year accomplishments of Students for Environmental Quality from Bellport High School, New York, including successful halting of local waste oil pollution, instigating state laws to prohibit seal killing and protect the Carmans River wetlands, and details current efforts to assist in passage of a state "bottle bill." (NEC)

  1. Educational Quality Bill of Rights

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Center for Law and Education (NJ3), 2009

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents two forms of the Educational Quality Bill of Rights (EQBR). The first is a "one-page version", with a very brief single sentence identification of a key element of quality education in response to each of the key questions about the school (covering standards/learning goals, curriculum, instruction, etc.). The second is a "much…

  2. Bill Gates eyes healthcare market.

    PubMed

    Dunbar, C

    1995-02-01

    The entrepreneurial spirit is still top in Bill Gates' mind as he look toward healthcare and other growth industries. Microsoft's CEO has not intention of going the way of other large technology companies that became obsolete before they could compete today.

  3. Registration of 'Bill Brown' Wheat

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Bill Brown’ (Reg. No. CV-133, PI 653260) hard red winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) was developed by the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station and released in August 2007 through an exclusive marketing agreement with the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation. In addition to researchers at Colorad...

  4. Registration of 'Bill Brown' wheat

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    'Bill Brown’ (Reg. No. CV-133, PI 653260) hard red winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) was developed by the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station and released in August 2007 through an exclusive marketing agreement with the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation. In addition to researchers at Colorad...

  5. Corner Office: Polaris's Bill Schickling

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fialkoff, Francine; Hadro, Josh

    2010-01-01

    Bill Schickling has spent a good chunk of his professional life at what is now Polaris Library Systems, shaping both the older Galaxy system and the newer Polaris integrated library system (ILS). When he joined the company as a programmer in 1987, it was still part of Gaylord, known mostly for its furniture and supplies division. Schickling was…

  6. A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to repeal a prohibition on allowing States to use toll revenues as State matching funds for Appalachian Development Highway projects.

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD

    2011-05-11

    05/11/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2881) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  7. A bill to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the city of Hermiston, Oregon, water recycling and reuse project, and for other purposes.

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR

    2009-08-04

    04/27/2010 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 111-619. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  8. A bill to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the City of Hermiston, Oregon, water recycling and reuse project, and for other purposes.

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR

    2011-05-19

    06/23/2011 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 112-129. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  9. Inventory and Billing Systems for Multiple Users.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Frazier, Lavon

    1985-01-01

    Washington State University developed a comprehensive supplies inventory system and a generalized billing system with multiple users in mind. The inventory management system and the service center billing system are described. (Author/MLW)

  10. Strengthening Adoption Practice, Listening to Adoptive Families

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Atkinson, Anne; Gonet, Patricia

    2007-01-01

    In-depth interviews with 500 adoptive families who received postadoption services through Virginia's Adoptive Family Preservation (AFP) program paint a richly detailed picture of the challenges adoptive families face and what they need to sustain adoption for many years after finalization. Findings document the need for support in a variety of…

  11. 49 CFR 373.103 - Expense bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... the carrier shall keep a copy as prescribed at 49 CFR part 379. If the bill is electronically... period prescribed at 49 CFR part 379. If any expense bill is spoiled, voided, or unused for any reason, a... 49 Transportation 5 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Expense bills. 373.103 Section...

  12. 49 CFR 373.103 - Expense bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... the carrier shall keep a copy as prescribed at 49 CFR part 379. If the bill is electronically... period prescribed at 49 CFR part 379. If any expense bill is spoiled, voided, or unused for any reason, a... 49 Transportation 5 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Expense bills. 373.103 Section...

  13. 49 CFR 373.103 - Expense bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... the carrier shall keep a copy as prescribed at 49 CFR part 379. If the bill is electronically... period prescribed at 49 CFR part 379. If any expense bill is spoiled, voided, or unused for any reason, a... 49 Transportation 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Expense bills. 373.103 Section...

  14. 33 CFR 146.130 - Station bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Station bill. 146.130 Section 146... CONTINENTAL SHELF ACTIVITIES OPERATIONS Manned OCS Facilities § 146.130 Station bill. (a) The person in charge of each manned platform shall be responsible for and have prepared a station bill (muster list)....

  15. 33 CFR 146.130 - Station bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Station bill. 146.130 Section 146... CONTINENTAL SHELF ACTIVITIES OPERATIONS Manned OCS Facilities § 146.130 Station bill. (a) The person in charge of each manned platform shall be responsible for and have prepared a station bill (muster list)....

  16. 33 CFR 146.130 - Station bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Station bill. 146.130 Section 146... CONTINENTAL SHELF ACTIVITIES OPERATIONS Manned OCS Facilities § 146.130 Station bill. (a) The person in charge of each manned platform shall be responsible for and have prepared a station bill (muster list)....

  17. 49 CFR 373.103 - Expense bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... the carrier shall keep a copy as prescribed at 49 CFR part 379. If the bill is electronically... period prescribed at 49 CFR part 379. If any expense bill is spoiled, voided, or unused for any reason, a... 49 Transportation 5 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Expense bills. 373.103 Section...

  18. 46 CFR 131.350 - Station bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Station bill. 131.350 Section 131.350 Shipping COAST... Emergencies § 131.350 Station bill. (a) The master of each vessel shall post a station bill if the vessel's Certificate of Inspection requires more than four crew members, including the master. (b) The station...

  19. 46 CFR 131.350 - Station bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Station bill. 131.350 Section 131.350 Shipping COAST... Emergencies § 131.350 Station bill. (a) The master of each vessel shall post a station bill if the vessel's Certificate of Inspection requires more than four crew members, including the master. (b) The station...

  20. 33 CFR 146.130 - Station bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Station bill. 146.130 Section 146... CONTINENTAL SHELF ACTIVITIES OPERATIONS Manned OCS Facilities § 146.130 Station bill. (a) The person in charge of each manned platform shall be responsible for and have prepared a station bill (muster list)....

  1. 33 CFR 146.130 - Station bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Station bill. 146.130 Section 146... CONTINENTAL SHELF ACTIVITIES OPERATIONS Manned OCS Facilities § 146.130 Station bill. (a) The person in charge of each manned platform shall be responsible for and have prepared a station bill (muster list)....

  2. 46 CFR 131.350 - Station bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Station bill. 131.350 Section 131.350 Shipping COAST... Emergencies § 131.350 Station bill. (a) The master of each vessel shall post a station bill if the vessel's Certificate of Inspection requires more than four crew members, including the master. (b) The station...

  3. 46 CFR 131.350 - Station bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Station bill. 131.350 Section 131.350 Shipping COAST... Emergencies § 131.350 Station bill. (a) The master of each vessel shall post a station bill if the vessel's Certificate of Inspection requires more than four crew members, including the master. (b) The station...

  4. 49 CFR 373.103 - Expense bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... the carrier shall keep a copy as prescribed at 49 CFR part 379. If the bill is electronically... period prescribed at 49 CFR part 379. If any expense bill is spoiled, voided, or unused for any reason, a... 49 Transportation 5 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Expense bills. 373.103 Section...

  5. Contexts of the Bill of Rights.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schechter, Stephen L., Ed.; Bernstein, Richard B., Ed.

    This book contains three major essays that consider the origins of the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution. In "The U.S. Bill of Rights in Historical Perspective," Donald S. Lutz examines the intellectual context of the Bill of Rights by analyzing the changing ideas about rights in colonial, Revolutionary, and…

  6. How the Bill of Rights Was Developed.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stivison, David V.

    The roots of the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution, are examined in this document. Attention is directed to English law, specifically the Magna Carta and England's Bill of Rights of 1689, as providing much of the underpinnings for the U.S. Bill of Rights. The text of 15 articles proposed by anti-federalists…

  7. The Bill of Rights--Alive!

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Farnbach, Beth Earley, Ed.

    This collection of lesson plans presents ideas for educators and persons in the law and justice community to teach young people about the Bill of Rights. The lesson plans are: "Mindwalk: An Introduction to the Law or How the Bill of Rights Affects Our Lives"; "Bill of Rights Bingo"; "The Classroom 'Constitutional Convention': Writing A…

  8. 46 CFR 169.813 - Station bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Station bills. 169.813 Section 169.813 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) NAUTICAL SCHOOLS SAILING SCHOOL VESSELS Operations § 169.813 Station bills. (a) A station bill (muster list) shall be prepared and signed by the master...

  9. 46 CFR 169.813 - Station bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Station bills. 169.813 Section 169.813 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) NAUTICAL SCHOOLS SAILING SCHOOL VESSELS Operations § 169.813 Station bills. (a) A station bill (muster list) shall be prepared and signed by the master...

  10. STS-41 VCS Training with Mission Specialist Bruce Melnick and Bill Shepherd

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1990-01-01

    Astronaut Bill Shepherd is shown using the Voice Command System (VCS) in the Manipulative Development Facility (MDF) under the eye of project engineers and crew trainers. The video shows VCS in action moving cameras around the MDF payload bay mockup.

  11. ASK Talks with Bill Townsend

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Townsend, Bill

    2005-01-01

    Recently retiring from his position as Deputy Director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, Bill Townsend is now the Vice President and General Manager of Civil Space Systems of Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation. Prior to his assignment to Goddard in 1998, Mr.Townsend had served as the Deputy Associate Administrator (Programs) for the Office of Earth Science since 1993. For a 20 month period beginning June 1996, he was also the acting Associate Administrator for the Enterprise.

  12. 5 nuances of Medicare billing.

    PubMed

    Richburg, Billy K

    2008-01-01

    Here are steps providers should take to ensure appropriate Medicare payment: Group claims under MS-DRG on "bill drop." Small urban or rural hospitals: Investigate the possibility of attaining critical access hospital or sole community hospital status. Identify managed care contracts that pay therapies from the physician fee schedule, then audit payments to ensure the nonfacility rates are being paid. When FIs and MACs bundle procedures that are not performed at the same time, all such payments should be appealed.

  13. Medical Issues in Adoption

    MedlinePlus

    ... to Know About Zika & Pregnancy Medical Issues in Adoption KidsHealth > For Parents > Medical Issues in Adoption Print ... or emotional abuse of the child continue Agency Adoptions If you adopt through an agency, you might ...

  14. Omnibus spending bill imposes numerous restrictions on reproductive rights.

    PubMed

    1996-03-22

    The US Senate and House of Representatives approved an omnibus appropriations bill in March, 1996, that sets funding levels for the remainder of the fiscal year. The bill contains a provision allowing states to withhold federal funds designated to pay for the abortions of low-income women in cases of rape or incest. The District of Columbia is also barred from using local as well as federal funding to pay for low-income abortions. Funding for international family planning and population programs was restored if the president reports to Congress that the current restricted funding would result in an increase in abortion. An amendment prevents the federal government or any state or local government receiving federal funds from discriminating against individuals or institutions that refuse to participate in abortion training. The purpose of this amendment is to negate the abortion-training accrediting standards adopted by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in 1995.

  15. 19 CFR 24.3a - CBP bills; interest assessment on bills; delinquency; notice to principal and surety.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false CBP bills; interest assessment on bills... PROCEDURE § 24.3a CBP bills; interest assessment on bills; delinquency; notice to principal and surety. (a) Due date of CBP bills. CBP bills for supplemental duties, taxes and fees(increased or...

  16. 19 CFR 24.3a - CBP bills; interest assessment on bills; delinquency; notice to principal and surety.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false CBP bills; interest assessment on bills... PROCEDURE § 24.3a CBP bills; interest assessment on bills; delinquency; notice to principal and surety. (a) Due date of CBP bills. CBP bills for supplemental duties, taxes and fees(increased or...

  17. APXS on Barnacle Bill - color

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1997-01-01

    The image was taken by a camera aboard the Sojourner rover on Sol 4. Portions of the rover's Alpha Proton X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) instrument are visible studying Barnacle Bill.

    Mars Pathfinder is the second in NASA's Discovery program of low-cost spacecraft with highly focused science goals. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, developed and manages the Mars Pathfinder mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. JPL is an operating division of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

  18. Senate working on reauthorization of water resources development bill

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Showstack, Randy

    2012-10-01

    Although the details are not even written for forthcoming legislation to reauthorize the U.S. federal Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), three broad themes emerged during a 20 September hearing by the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW). First, passage of the WRDA bill, which would authorize water projects around the country, already appears to have bipartisan support, as well as support from conservation, industry, and labor groups. WRDA was last reauthorized in 2007 when the Senate voted 79-14 in broad bipartisan support to override President George W. Bush's veto of the $23 billion bill. Second, although the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers—which manages, operates, and maintains a vast water resources infrastructure including more than 600 dams, 926 harbors, and 12,000 miles of commercial inland navigation channels—received some praise for its projects, it was also criticized as being a bureaucracy in need of repair. Third, WRDA legislation is operating under different ground rules than in the past. EPW committee chair Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said that she has been working with Republicans on WRDA legislation and that she hopes to move forward with a bill later this year—possibly bringing it up for a markup during Congress's lame duck session following the national election in November. She said that would be a way to set a marker for leadership on both sides of the congressional aisle to move forward with the bill. Boxer said she would "get my dream bill in place" and then provide it to committee ranking member James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and other Republicans for their comments.

  19. Adopted Children and Discipline

    MedlinePlus

    ... a Pediatrician Family Life Medical Home Family Dynamics Adoption & Foster Care Communication & Discipline Types of Families Media ... Your Community Healthy Children > Family Life > Family Dynamics > Adoption & Foster Care > Adopted Children & Discipline Family Life Listen ...

  20. Adoption & Foster Care

    MedlinePlus

    ... Children > Family Life > Family Dynamics > Adoption & Foster Care Adoption & Foster Care Article Body ​Each year, many children join families through adoption and foster care. These families may face unique ...

  1. A bill of rights for patients with obstetric fistula.

    PubMed

    Wall, L Lewis

    2014-12-01

    According to the seven categories of vulnerability proposed by Kipnis (cognitive, juridical, deferential, medical, allocational, social, and infrastructural), and the four generally accepted principles of biomedical ethics (respect, beneficence, non-maleficence, and fairness), women with obstetric fistulas are an exceptionally vulnerable population. Therefore, they merit special consideration in both clinical care and research settings. Adoption of a formal bill of rights for patients with fistula similar to the one proposed in the present report should be encouraged at all facilities where these women are treated. Acknowledgment of their rights would help to improve their care and end the abuses they are exposed to in institutional settings.

  2. A bill of rights for patients with obstetric fistula.

    PubMed

    Wall, L Lewis

    2014-12-01

    According to the seven categories of vulnerability proposed by Kipnis (cognitive, juridical, deferential, medical, allocational, social, and infrastructural), and the four generally accepted principles of biomedical ethics (respect, beneficence, non-maleficence, and fairness), women with obstetric fistulas are an exceptionally vulnerable population. Therefore, they merit special consideration in both clinical care and research settings. Adoption of a formal bill of rights for patients with fistula similar to the one proposed in the present report should be encouraged at all facilities where these women are treated. Acknowledgment of their rights would help to improve their care and end the abuses they are exposed to in institutional settings. PMID:25194211

  3. Sojourner near Barnacle Bill - color

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1997-01-01

    Sojourner is visible in this color image, one of the first taken by the deployed Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) on Sol 3. The rover has moved from this position into one that later facilitated its using the Alpha Proton X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) instrument on Barnacle Bill. The APXS, located at the rear of the rover, is not visible in this image.

    The image was taken by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) after its deployment on Sol 3. Mars Pathfinder was developed and managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. JPL is an operating division of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The IMP was developed by the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory under contract to JPL. Peter Smith is the Principal Investigator.

  4. H. R. 2084: A bill to establish a minimum requirement for the water quality criteria for dioxin published pursuant to section 304(a) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, to require each State to adopt a water quality standard for dioxin which is at least as stringent as that criteria, and to direct the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, in consultation with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to conduct a study on the effects of dioxin on wildlife, aquatic life, and the entire aquatic environment, introduced in the US House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session, April 24, 1991

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1991-01-01

    This bill was introduced into the US House of Representatives on April 24, 1991 to establish a water quality standard for dioxin. At a minimum, the water quality criteria for dioxin published pursuant to section 304(a) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act shall ensure that application of the criteria to all waters in a state will limit the probability to not more than 1 in 1,000,000. Each state will be required to adopt a water quality standard for dioxin which is at least as stringent as that criteria. In addition, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, in consultation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will be directed to conduct a study on the effects of dioxin on wildlife, aquatic life, and the entire aquatic environment.

  5. The Family of Adoption.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pavao, Joyce Maguire

    This book aims to provide a broad framework within which to think about adoption as a whole system, so that everyone involved will learn to feel some empathy for the other members of the adoption process. The book, written by a family and adoption therapist who was adopted as an infant, describes predictable developmental stages and challenges for…

  6. Taking Adoption Seriously.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pierce, William

    1990-01-01

    Argues that adoption should be included in strategies to help children, teen parents, and other women with difficult pregnancies because adolescents are not equipped to raise children. Discusses the need for longitudinal research on adoption, adoption education in secondary schools, and studying mass media impact on adoption. (FMW)

  7. 31 CFR 309.2 - Description of Treasury bills (General).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Description of Treasury bills... TREASURY BILLS § 309.2 Description of Treasury bills (General). Treasury bills are bearer obligations of... Reserve Bank or branch. Treasury bills are issued only by Federal Reserve Banks and branches and...

  8. 19 CFR 24.3 - Bills and accounts; receipts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Bills and accounts; receipts. 24.3 Section 24.3... TREASURY CUSTOMS FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING PROCEDURE § 24.3 Bills and accounts; receipts. (a) Any bill or... copy of a Customs bill validated as paid will not normally be provided a payer. If a bill is paid...

  9. 19 CFR 24.3 - Bills and accounts; receipts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Bills and accounts; receipts. 24.3 Section 24.3... TREASURY CUSTOMS FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING PROCEDURE § 24.3 Bills and accounts; receipts. (a) Any bill or... copy of a Customs bill validated as paid will not normally be provided a payer. If a bill is paid...

  10. 19 CFR 24.3 - Bills and accounts; receipts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Bills and accounts; receipts. 24.3 Section 24.3... TREASURY CUSTOMS FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING PROCEDURE § 24.3 Bills and accounts; receipts. (a) Any bill or... copy of a Customs bill validated as paid will not normally be provided a payer. If a bill is paid...

  11. 20 CFR 10.335 - How are medical bills submitted?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false How are medical bills submitted? 10.335... AMENDED Medical and Related Benefits Medical Bills § 10.335 How are medical bills submitted? Usually, medical providers submit bills directly to OWCP. The rules for submitting and paying bills are stated...

  12. 20 CFR 10.335 - How are medical bills submitted?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false How are medical bills submitted? 10.335... AMENDED Medical and Related Benefits Medical Bills § 10.335 How are medical bills submitted? Usually, medical providers submit bills directly to OWCP or to a bill processing agent designated by OWCP....

  13. 20 CFR 10.335 - How are medical bills submitted?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false How are medical bills submitted? 10.335... AMENDED Medical and Related Benefits Medical Bills § 10.335 How are medical bills submitted? Usually, medical providers submit bills directly to OWCP. The rules for submitting and paying bills are stated...

  14. 31 CFR 309.2 - Description of Treasury bills (General).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Description of Treasury bills... BILLS § 309.2 Description of Treasury bills (General). Treasury bills are bearer obligations of the... Bank or branch. Treasury bills are issued only by Federal Reserve Banks and branches and the Bureau...

  15. 20 CFR 10.335 - How are medical bills submitted?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2013-04-01 2012-04-01 true How are medical bills submitted? 10.335... AMENDED Medical and Related Benefits Medical Bills § 10.335 How are medical bills submitted? Usually, medical providers submit bills directly to OWCP or to a bill processing agent designated by OWCP....

  16. 19 CFR 24.3 - Bills and accounts; receipts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Bills and accounts; receipts. 24.3 Section 24.3... TREASURY CUSTOMS FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING PROCEDURE § 24.3 Bills and accounts; receipts. (a) Any bill or... copy of a Customs bill validated as paid will not normally be provided a payer. If a bill is paid...

  17. 20 CFR 10.335 - How are medical bills submitted?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2014-04-01 2012-04-01 true How are medical bills submitted? 10.335... AMENDED Medical and Related Benefits Medical Bills § 10.335 How are medical bills submitted? Usually, medical providers submit bills directly to OWCP or to a bill processing agent designated by OWCP....

  18. 42 CFR 408.62 - Initial and subsequent billings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ....62 Initial and subsequent billings. (a) Monthly billing. (1) The first premium bill is for the period from the first month of coverage (or the first month of change from deduction or State buy-in payment... one month. (b) Quarterly billing. (1) The first premium bill is for the period from the first month...

  19. 42 CFR 408.62 - Initial and subsequent billings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ....62 Initial and subsequent billings. (a) Monthly billing. (1) The first premium bill is for the period from the first month of coverage (or the first month of change from deduction or State buy-in payment... one month. (b) Quarterly billing. (1) The first premium bill is for the period from the first month...

  20. 42 CFR 408.62 - Initial and subsequent billings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ....62 Initial and subsequent billings. (a) Monthly billing. (1) The first premium bill is for the period from the first month of coverage (or the first month of change from deduction or State buy-in payment... one month. (b) Quarterly billing. (1) The first premium bill is for the period from the first month...

  1. 42 CFR 408.62 - Initial and subsequent billings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ....62 Initial and subsequent billings. (a) Monthly billing. (1) The first premium bill is for the period from the first month of coverage (or the first month of change from deduction or State buy-in payment... one month. (b) Quarterly billing. (1) The first premium bill is for the period from the first month...

  2. 42 CFR 408.62 - Initial and subsequent billings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ....62 Initial and subsequent billings. (a) Monthly billing. (1) The first premium bill is for the period from the first month of coverage (or the first month of change from deduction or State buy-in payment... one month. (b) Quarterly billing. (1) The first premium bill is for the period from the first month...

  3. 47 CFR 64.2401 - Truth-in-Billing Requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 3 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Truth-in-Billing Requirements. 64.2401 Section... (CONTINUED) MISCELLANEOUS RULES RELATING TO COMMON CARRIERS Truth-in-Billing Requirements for Common Carriers § 64.2401 Truth-in-Billing Requirements. (a) Bill organization. Telephone bills shall be...

  4. 47 CFR 64.2401 - Truth-in-Billing Requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Truth-in-Billing Requirements. 64.2401 Section... (CONTINUED) MISCELLANEOUS RULES RELATING TO COMMON CARRIERS Truth-in-Billing Requirements for Common Carriers § 64.2401 Truth-in-Billing Requirements. (a) Bill organization. Telephone bills shall be...

  5. Bill Calculator V1.0

    SciTech Connect

    2002-08-19

    Utitlity tariffs vary significantly from utility to utility. Each utility has its own rates and sets of rules by which bills are calculated. The Bill Calculator reconstructs the tariff based on these rules, stored in data tables, and access the appropriate charges for a given energy consumption and demand. The software reconstructs the tariff logic from the rules stored in data tables. Changes are tallied as the logic is reconstructed. This is essentially an accounting program. The main limitation is on the time to search for each tariff element. It is currently on O(N) search. Also, since the Bill calculator first stores all tariffs in an array and then reads the array to reconstruct a specific tariff, the memory limitatins of a particular system would limit the number of tariffs that could be handled. This tool allows a user to calculate a bill from any sampled utility without prior knowledge of the tariff logic or structure. The peculiarities of the tariff logic are stored in data tables and manged by the Bill Calculator software. This version of the software is implemented as a VB module that operates within Microsoft Excel. Input data tables are stored in Excel worksheets. In this version the Bill Calculator functions can be assessed through Excel as user defined worksheet functions. Bill Calculator can calculate approximately 50,000 bills in less than 30 minutes.

  6. 23 CFR 140.922 - Billings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 23 Highways 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Billings. 140.922 Section 140.922 Highways FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PAYMENT PROCEDURES REIMBURSEMENT Reimbursement for... written agreement under 23 CFR 646.218(c). (b) The company shall provide one final and complete billing...

  7. 23 CFR 140.922 - Billings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 23 Highways 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Billings. 140.922 Section 140.922 Highways FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PAYMENT PROCEDURES REIMBURSEMENT Reimbursement for... written agreement under 23 CFR 646.218(c). (b) The company shall provide one final and complete billing...

  8. 23 CFR 140.922 - Billings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 23 Highways 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Billings. 140.922 Section 140.922 Highways FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PAYMENT PROCEDURES REIMBURSEMENT Reimbursement for... written agreement under 23 CFR 646.218(c). (b) The company shall provide one final and complete billing...

  9. 23 CFR 140.922 - Billings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 23 Highways 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Billings. 140.922 Section 140.922 Highways FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PAYMENT PROCEDURES REIMBURSEMENT Reimbursement for... written agreement under 23 CFR 646.218(c). (b) The company shall provide one final and complete billing...

  10. 23 CFR 140.922 - Billings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 23 Highways 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Billings. 140.922 Section 140.922 Highways FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PAYMENT PROCEDURES REIMBURSEMENT Reimbursement for... written agreement under 23 CFR 646.218(c). (b) The company shall provide one final and complete billing...

  11. Bill Boyd and the Australian Connection

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smart, Don

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the author shares a short account of Bill Boyd's contribution to Australian research and practice in educational administration and education policymaking. The author has sought the views and recollections of some of the colleagues who worked closely with Bill. He has chosen to quote them at length rather than attempt to summarize…

  12. 48 CFR 942.704 - Billing rates.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Billing rates. 942.704 Section 942.704 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CONTRACT MANAGEMENT CONTRACT... auditor responsible for establishing billing rates, in accordance with 48 CFR 42.704, has not...

  13. Teaching Antifederalism and the Bill of Rights.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Henderson, Rodger C.; Ackinclose, Lori

    1992-01-01

    Examines the origins of the U.S. Bill of Rights in Pennsylvania's Antifederalism movement. Suggests methods for teaching about Antifederalists' demands for the Bill of Rights. Recommends class discussions, writing assignments, student speechmaking, and the viewing of relevant films. Includes discussion questions. (SG)

  14. Bill Calculator V1.0

    2002-08-19

    Utitlity tariffs vary significantly from utility to utility. Each utility has its own rates and sets of rules by which bills are calculated. The Bill Calculator reconstructs the tariff based on these rules, stored in data tables, and access the appropriate charges for a given energy consumption and demand. The software reconstructs the tariff logic from the rules stored in data tables. Changes are tallied as the logic is reconstructed. This is essentially an accountingmore » program. The main limitation is on the time to search for each tariff element. It is currently on O(N) search. Also, since the Bill calculator first stores all tariffs in an array and then reads the array to reconstruct a specific tariff, the memory limitatins of a particular system would limit the number of tariffs that could be handled. This tool allows a user to calculate a bill from any sampled utility without prior knowledge of the tariff logic or structure. The peculiarities of the tariff logic are stored in data tables and manged by the Bill Calculator software. This version of the software is implemented as a VB module that operates within Microsoft Excel. Input data tables are stored in Excel worksheets. In this version the Bill Calculator functions can be assessed through Excel as user defined worksheet functions. Bill Calculator can calculate approximately 50,000 bills in less than 30 minutes.« less

  15. 48 CFR 42.704 - Billing rates.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND AUDIT SERVICES Indirect Cost Rates 42.704 Billing rates. (a) The contracting... final indirect cost rates also shall be responsible for determining the billing rates. (b) The... basis of information resulting from recent review, previous rate audits or experience, or...

  16. Sojourner, Barnacle Bill, Yogi, & Couch

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1997-01-01

    At center, Sojourner has traveled off the lander's rear ramp and onto the surface of Mars. 3D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail. The rock Barnacle Bill is to the left of Sojourner, and the large rock Yogi is at upper right. On the horizon sits the rock dubbed 'Couch.' A deflated airbag sits at lower right.

    The image was taken by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) on Sol 3. The IMP is a stereo imaging system with color capability provided by 24 selectable filters -- twelve filters per 'eye.' It stands 1.8 meters above the Martian surface, and has a resolution of two millimeters at a range of two meters.

    Mars Pathfinder is the second in NASA's Discovery program of low-cost spacecraft with highly focused science goals. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, developed and manages the Mars Pathfinder mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. JPL is an operating division of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) was developed by the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory under contract to JPL. Peter Smith is the Principal Investigator.

    Click below to see the left and right views individually. [figure removed for brevity, see original site] Left [figure removed for brevity, see original site] Right

  17. Sojourner's APXS studies Barnacle Bill

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1997-01-01

    Sojourner's first analysis of a rock on Mars began on Sol 3 with the study of Barnacle Bill, a nearby rock named for its rough surface. The Alpha Proton X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) will be used to determine the elements that make up the rocks and soil on Mars. A full study using the APXS takes approximately ten hours, and can measure all elements except hydrogen at any time of the Martian day or night. The APXS will conduct its studies by bombarding rocks and soil samples with alpha particle radiation -- charged particles equivalent to the nucleus of a helium atom, consisting of two protons and two neutrons.

    The image was taken by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) after its deployment on Sol 3. Mars Pathfinder was developed and managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The IMP was developed by the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory under contract to JPL. Peter Smith is the Principal Investigator.

  18. Minerals Bill introduced in House

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Richman, Barbara T.

    A bill that aims to strengthen a national minerals policy and to establish a three-member White-House-level council to coordinate the development of this policy was introduced in the House of Representatives on April 30 by James D. Santini (D-Nev.). Entitled the National Minerals Security Act (NMSA), the legislation, if passed, also would amend tax laws to assist the mining industry to make capital investments to locate and produce strategic minerals; it would provide the means for the Secretary of the Interior to make withdrawn public lands available for mineral development; and it would create a revolving fund for the sale and purchase of strategic minerals.Santini estimates that 4 billion tons of minerals are needed annually to sustain the nation's economy. Much of the minerals are supplied by other nations, however; Santini wants to see an end to the United States' dependence on foreign countries, especially those that seem relatively unstable politically. ‘The U.S. has placed its national security in the hands of a few foreign nations,’ Santini said in a recent press conference. ‘We are heavily dependent on the region of southern Africa for 76% of our cobalt, 93% of our platinum, 48% of our chromium, and a host of other strategic and critical minerals. Without these minerals, we cannot build jet aircraft, weapons, or other military hardware vitally important to our national security.’

  19. Questions about Adoption

    MedlinePlus

    ... Español Text Size Email Print Share Questions About Adoption Page Content Article Body What's the best way to handle my child's questions about her adoption? Many parents want to know when is the ...

  20. What's Happening in Adoption?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gallagher, Ursula M.

    1975-01-01

    Reviews current issues in adoption: termination of parental rights, rights of unwed fathers, subsidized adoption, the recent influx of Vietnamese children, black market babies, agency accountability in placing children, the right of the adoptee to know his biological parents. (ED)

  1. Adoption: The Bigger Boxes.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smyer, Michael A.

    1999-01-01

    Identifies two theoretical frameworks for adoption research: stress and coping literature and life-span developmental psychology. Recognizes that placing adoption within these larger study areas encourages differentiated, conditional questions such as when does adoption have which types of impacts for which types of individuals. (DLH)

  2. The Transracial Adoption Paradox

    PubMed Central

    Lee, Richard M.

    2008-01-01

    The number of transracial adoptions in the United States, particularly international adoptions, is increasing annually. Counseling psychology as a profession, however, is a relatively silent voice in the research on and practice of transracial adoption. This article presents an overview of the history and research on transracial adoption to inform counseling psychologists of the set of racial and ethnic challenges and opportunities that transracial adoptive families face in everyday living. Particular attention is given to emergent theory and research on the cultural socialization process within these families. PMID:18458794

  3. Finding the Savings in Your Energy Bills.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hansen, Shirley J.

    1986-01-01

    Provides a detailed analysis on how to control energy consumption and billing in school systems. Understanding the utility company's rate structure and the uses of demand readings can increase savings. Includes two detailed charts. (MD)

  4. Survivors' Bill of Rights Act of 2016

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Rep. Walters, Mimi [R-CA-45

    2016-06-24

    09/07/2016 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  5. FY92 Appropriations Bills reach conference committees

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bush, Susan

    Further legislative action will be put on hold until after Labor Day, while Congress is in its annual August recess. The FY 92 budget cycle begun in February is in its closing stages. Differing appropriations bills funding the science agencies were passed by both chambers of Congress and must now be passed by a joint committee conference, specially appointed to iron out the differences in the bills before going to President Bush for his approval or veto.The Energy and Water Development appropriations bill (HR2427), which funds the Department of Energy, has gone through the joint conference committee and has been sent to the president. In less than 2 hours of negotiation the House and Senate agreed to the final version of the bill on July 30. The House voted in favor of the measure the next day, and the Senate approved it on August 2 by voice vote.

  6. Cut Electric Bills by Controlling Demand

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Grumman, David L.

    1974-01-01

    Electric bills can be reduced by lowering electric consumption and by controlling demand -- the amount of electricity used at a certain point in time. Gives tips to help reduce electric demand at peak power periods. (Author/DN)

  7. Estimated increases in the cost of electricity under three acid-rain control bills

    SciTech Connect

    Hillsman, E.L. ); Alvic, D.R. )

    1991-01-01

    Several bills were introduced in the past two Congresses to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides from electric power plants. The effects of these bills on electricity costs depend on features of the bills, on the mix of generating capacity owned by different electric utilities, on the technologies available for complying with the legislation, and on the time horizon used to calculate the costs. A system of computer software has been developed to make utility-specific estimates of the effects of different legislation on electricity costs. This paper presents sample results from a larger analysis of six pieces of legislation. These results suggest that the emissions trading systems proposed in some legislation, and adopted in the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1991, may have less effect than expected on the cost of complying with the legislation. 5 refs., 2 figs., 2 tabs.

  8. 31 CFR 309.2 - Description of Treasury bills (General).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance:Treasury 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Description of Treasury bills (General...) FISCAL SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BUREAU OF THE PUBLIC DEBT ISSUE AND SALE OF TREASURY BILLS § 309.2 Description of Treasury bills (General). Treasury bills are bearer obligations of the...

  9. 18 CFR 420.33 - Payment of bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 2 2013-04-01 2012-04-01 true Payment of bills. 420.33... MANUAL BASIN REGULATIONS-WATER SUPPLY CHARGES Entitlement; Measurement; Billing § 420.33 Payment of bills... and 30 days after the bill is rendered for the fourth quarter. Charges; Exemptions...

  10. 48 CFR 801.670-1 - Issuing bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Issuing bills of lading... Authority, and Responsibilities 801.670-1 Issuing bills of lading. The authority to issue bills of lading... employee may issue a bill of lading or otherwise procure transportation services for goods unless...

  11. 49 CFR 373.101 - Motor carrier bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... information as prescribed in 49 CFR part 379. ... 49 Transportation 5 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Motor carrier bills of lading. 373.101 Section 373... BILLS Motor Carrier Receipts and Bills § 373.101 Motor carrier bills of lading. Every motor...

  12. 48 CFR 801.670-1 - Issuing bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Issuing bills of lading... Authority, and Responsibilities 801.670-1 Issuing bills of lading. The authority to issue bills of lading... employee may issue a bill of lading or otherwise procure transportation services for goods unless...

  13. 48 CFR 1852.247-73 - Bills of Lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Bills of Lading. 1852.247... 1852.247-73 Bills of Lading. As prescribed in 1847.305-70(b), insert a clause substantially as follows: Bills of Lading (JUN 2002) The purpose of this clause is to define when a commercial bill of lading or...

  14. 46 CFR 122.515 - Passenger safety bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Passenger safety bill. 122.515 Section 122.515 Shipping... Emergencies § 122.515 Passenger safety bill. (a) A passenger safety bill must be posted by the master in each... accommodations for more than 49 passengers. (b) Each passenger safety bill required by this section must list:...

  15. 41 CFR 109-40.5003 - Commercial bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Commercial bills of..., TRANSPORTATION, AND MOTOR VEHICLES 40-TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT 40.50-Bills of Lading § 109-40.5003 Commercial bills of lading. (a) DOE's cost-type contractors using commercial bills of lading in...

  16. 48 CFR 1852.247-73 - Bills of Lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Bills of Lading. 1852.247... 1852.247-73 Bills of Lading. As prescribed in 1847.305-70(b), insert a clause substantially as follows: Bills of Lading (JUN 2002) The purpose of this clause is to define when a commercial bill of lading or...

  17. 46 CFR 122.515 - Passenger safety bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Passenger safety bill. 122.515 Section 122.515 Shipping... Emergencies § 122.515 Passenger safety bill. (a) A passenger safety bill must be posted by the master in each... accommodations for more than 49 passengers. (b) Each passenger safety bill required by this section must list:...

  18. 41 CFR 109-40.5003 - Commercial bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Commercial bills of..., TRANSPORTATION, AND MOTOR VEHICLES 40-TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT 40.50-Bills of Lading § 109-40.5003 Commercial bills of lading. (a) DOE's cost-type contractors using commercial bills of lading in...

  19. 48 CFR 801.670-1 - Issuing bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Issuing bills of lading... Authority, and Responsibilities 801.670-1 Issuing bills of lading. The authority to issue bills of lading... employee may issue a bill of lading or otherwise procure transportation services for goods unless...

  20. 41 CFR 109-40.5003 - Commercial bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Commercial bills of..., TRANSPORTATION, AND MOTOR VEHICLES 40-TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT 40.50-Bills of Lading § 109-40.5003 Commercial bills of lading. (a) DOE's cost-type contractors using commercial bills of lading in...

  1. 31 CFR 309.2 - Description of Treasury bills (General).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance:Treasury 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Description of Treasury bills (General...) FISCAL SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BUREAU OF THE PUBLIC DEBT ISSUE AND SALE OF TREASURY BILLS § 309.2 Description of Treasury bills (General). Treasury bills are bearer obligations of the...

  2. 41 CFR 109-40.5003 - Commercial bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Commercial bills of..., TRANSPORTATION, AND MOTOR VEHICLES 40-TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT 40.50-Bills of Lading § 109-40.5003 Commercial bills of lading. (a) DOE's cost-type contractors using commercial bills of lading in...

  3. 46 CFR 122.515 - Passenger safety bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Passenger safety bill. 122.515 Section 122.515 Shipping... Emergencies § 122.515 Passenger safety bill. (a) A passenger safety bill must be posted by the master in each... accommodations for more than 49 passengers. (b) Each passenger safety bill required by this section must list:...

  4. 46 CFR 122.515 - Passenger safety bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Passenger safety bill. 122.515 Section 122.515 Shipping... Emergencies § 122.515 Passenger safety bill. (a) A passenger safety bill must be posted by the master in each... accommodations for more than 49 passengers. (b) Each passenger safety bill required by this section must list:...

  5. 31 CFR 309.2 - Description of Treasury bills (General).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance:Treasury 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Description of Treasury bills (General...) FISCAL SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BUREAU OF THE PUBLIC DEBT ISSUE AND SALE OF TREASURY BILLS § 309.2 Description of Treasury bills (General). Treasury bills are bearer obligations of the...

  6. 41 CFR 109-40.5003 - Commercial bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Commercial bills of..., TRANSPORTATION, AND MOTOR VEHICLES 40-TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT 40.50-Bills of Lading § 109-40.5003 Commercial bills of lading. (a) DOE's cost-type contractors using commercial bills of lading in...

  7. 48 CFR 801.670-1 - Issuing bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Issuing bills of lading... Authority, and Responsibilities 801.670-1 Issuing bills of lading. The authority to issue bills of lading... employee may issue a bill of lading or otherwise procure transportation services for goods unless...

  8. 46 CFR 122.515 - Passenger safety bill.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Passenger safety bill. 122.515 Section 122.515 Shipping... Emergencies § 122.515 Passenger safety bill. (a) A passenger safety bill must be posted by the master in each... accommodations for more than 49 passengers. (b) Each passenger safety bill required by this section must list:...

  9. 49 CFR 373.101 - Motor carrier bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... information as prescribed in 49 CFR part 379. ... 49 Transportation 5 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Motor carrier bills of lading. 373.101 Section 373... BILLS Motor Carrier Receipts and Bills § 373.101 Motor carrier bills of lading. Every motor...

  10. 42 CFR 460.110 - Bill of rights.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Bill of rights. 460.110 Section 460.110 Public...) Participant Rights § 460.110 Bill of rights. (a) Written bill of rights. A PACE organization must have a written participant bill of rights designed to protect and promote the rights of each participant....

  11. 42 CFR 460.110 - Bill of rights.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Bill of rights. 460.110 Section 460.110 Public...) Participant Rights § 460.110 Bill of rights. (a) Written bill of rights. A PACE organization must have a written participant bill of rights designed to protect and promote the rights of each participant....

  12. 42 CFR 460.110 - Bill of rights.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Bill of rights. 460.110 Section 460.110 Public...) Participant Rights § 460.110 Bill of rights. (a) Written bill of rights. A PACE organization must have a written participant bill of rights designed to protect and promote the rights of each participant....

  13. 42 CFR 460.110 - Bill of rights.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Bill of rights. 460.110 Section 460.110 Public...) Participant Rights § 460.110 Bill of rights. (a) Written bill of rights. A PACE organization must have a written participant bill of rights designed to protect and promote the rights of each participant....

  14. 42 CFR 460.110 - Bill of rights.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Bill of rights. 460.110 Section 460.110 Public...) Participant Rights § 460.110 Bill of rights. (a) Written bill of rights. A PACE organization must have a written participant bill of rights designed to protect and promote the rights of each participant....

  15. What Every Student Should Know about the Bill of Rights.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Petracca, Mark P.

    1990-01-01

    Traces the history of the Bill of Rights. Delineates the early arguments proposed for and against the Bill of Rights. Discusses the recent Ronald Reagan-Edwin Meese attack on the applicability of the Bill of Rights. Identifies seven items that every student should know about the Bill of Rights. (RW)

  16. A Clean Bill of Health.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    American School & University, 1998

    1998-01-01

    Explores the steps to take to reduce the likelihood that indoor-air-quality (IAQ) problems will develop in educational facilities. Highlights sources and hazards of IAQ when renovating buildings; control strategies and the establishment of IAQ close-out criteria for all renovation projects; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system…

  17. The claim from adoption.

    PubMed

    Petersen, Thomas Sobirk

    2002-08-01

    In this article several justifications of what I call 'the claim from adoption' are examined. The claim from adoption is that, instead of expending resources on bringing new children into the world using reproductive technology and then caring for these children, we ought to devote these resources to the adoption and care of existing destitute children. Arguments trading on the idea that resources should be directed to adoption instead of assisted reproduction because already existing people can benefit from such a use of resources whereas we cannot benefit individuals by bringing them into existence are rejected. It is then argued that a utilitarian argument proposed by Christian Munthe that supports the claim from adoption in some situations should be rejected because the support it offers does not extend to certain situations in which it seems morally obvious that resources should be expended on adoption rather than assisted reproduction. A version of the Priority View improves upon Munthe's utilitarianism by supporting the claim from adoption in the cases in which Munthe's argument failed. Some allegedly counterintuitive implications of the Priority View are then discussed, and it is concluded that the Priority View is more plausible than utilitarianism. In a concluding section on policy issues it is argued that, even though the claim from adoption can be justified in a variety of situations, it does not follow that, in these situations, governments should direct resources away from assisted reproduction and towards adoption.

  18. Steps forward, backward, and sideways: Canada's bill on exporting generic pharmaceuticals.

    PubMed

    Elliott, Richard

    2004-12-01

    In May 2004 Canada's Parliament passed Bill C-9, amending the Patent Act to provide for the compulsory licensing of patented pharmaceutical products. The bill allows generic manufacturers to make cheaper, generic versions of patented products and export them to countries that do not have sufficient capacity to produce their own. Canada thus became the first country to pass legislation implementing a World Trade Organization (WTO) Decision that relaxed WTO rules on pharmaceutical patents. Civil society organizations campaigned to enhance the bill before it passed, and succeeded in obtaining significant improvements. However, the final bill is marred by flaws that mean it falls short of being a "model" that should simply be replicated elsewhere. This article is the second in a series tracing the evolution of Canada's legislation. It reviews the developments leading up to the adoption of Bill C-9 in its final form, and analyzes its positive and negative aspects. Hopefully, other advocates can learn from this experience and other countries can avoid replicating the negative aspects as they implement the WTO Decision. PMID:15801105

  19. Single Parent Adoption.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.

    Presenting two views of the single-parent family, this pamphlet includes an article by two researchers (William Feigelman and Arnold R. Silverman) and a short statement by a single adoptive parent (Amanda Richards). The first paper summarizes earlier research on single-parent adoptions and discusses the results of a nationwide survey of 713…

  20. Farmer Participation in U.S. Farm Bill Conservation Programs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Reimer, Adam P.; Prokopy, Linda S.

    2014-02-01

    Conservation policy in agricultural systems in the United States relies primarily on voluntary action by farmers. Federal conservation programs, including the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, offer incentives, both financial and technical, to farmers in exchange for adoption of conservation practices. Understanding motivations for (as well as barriers to) participation in voluntary programs is important for the design of future policy and effective outreach. While a significant literature has explored motivations and barriers to conservation practice adoption and participation in single programs, few studies in the U.S. context have explored general participation by farmers in one place and time. A mixed-methods research approach was utilized to explore farmer participation in all U.S. Farm Bill programs in Indiana. Current and past program engagement was high, with nearly half of survey respondents reporting participation in at least one program. Most participants had experience with the Conservation Reserve Program, with much lower participation rates in other programs. Most interview participants who had experience in programs were motivated by the environmental benefits of practices, with incentives primarily serving to reduce the financial and technical barriers to practice adoption. The current policy arrangement, which offers multiple policy approaches to conservation, offers farmers with different needs and motivations a menu of options. However, evidence suggests that the complexity of the system may be a barrier that prevents participation by farmers with scarce time or resources. Outreach efforts should focus on increasing awareness of program options, while future policy must balance flexibility of programs with complexity.

  1. Farmer participation in U.S. Farm Bill conservation programs.

    PubMed

    Reimer, Adam P; Prokopy, Linda S

    2014-02-01

    Conservation policy in agricultural systems in the United States relies primarily on voluntary action by farmers. Federal conservation programs, including the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, offer incentives, both financial and technical, to farmers in exchange for adoption of conservation practices. Understanding motivations for (as well as barriers to) participation in voluntary programs is important for the design of future policy and effective outreach. While a significant literature has explored motivations and barriers to conservation practice adoption and participation in single programs, few studies in the U.S. context have explored general participation by farmers in one place and time. A mixed-methods research approach was utilized to explore farmer participation in all U.S. Farm Bill programs in Indiana. Current and past program engagement was high, with nearly half of survey respondents reporting participation in at least one program. Most participants had experience with the Conservation Reserve Program, with much lower participation rates in other programs. Most interview participants who had experience in programs were motivated by the environmental benefits of practices, with incentives primarily serving to reduce the financial and technical barriers to practice adoption. The current policy arrangement, which offers multiple policy approaches to conservation, offers farmers with different needs and motivations a menu of options. However, evidence suggests that the complexity of the system may be a barrier that prevents participation by farmers with scarce time or resources. Outreach efforts should focus on increasing awareness of program options, while future policy must balance flexibility of programs with complexity.

  2. Clean water bill wins house approval

    SciTech Connect

    Begley, R.

    1995-05-24

    Last week`s house passage of a Clean Water Act rewrite marks the biggest advance so far of the risk and cost-benefit agenda in an environmental law. It requires cost-benefit analyses of all major water regulations. {open_quotes}This is the first major environmental statute to incorporate those principles,{close_quotes} says a CMA-spokesperson. CMA praises the bill for encouraging pollution prevention and innovative technology by making it easier to obtain permit variances; eliminating overlapping federal and state pretreatment requirements; and making the Great Lakes Initiative a guidance document instead of a mandatory requirement. The bill`s future is uncertain, since the chairman of the Senate Environment Committee sees little wrong with the current law and is uninterested in pursuing a broad reauthorization, and President Clinton`s environmental aides are recommending a veto.

  3. Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea)

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Male, Timothy D.; Fancy, Steven G.; Ralph, C. John

    1998-01-01

    Known in the cage bird trade as the Japanese Hill-Robin, Peking Robin, or Peking Nightingale, the Red-billed Leiothrix was first imported into the Hawaiian Islands in 1911 ( Fisher and Baldwin 1947 ), with intentional releases to the wild occurring after 1918 ( Caum 1933 ). A native of Southeast Asia, southern China, and the Himalayan regions of India, this species is a medium-sized, green and yellow babbler with a conspicuous red bill and strongly notched tail. The species is extremely active, but individuals are somewhat secretive and difficult to see as they flit around in the understory, often in small groups. The Red-billed Leiothrix is found in a wide variety of habitats in the Hawaiian Islands, including both native and exotic forests from sea level to near mountain summits exceeding 4,000 m elevation.

  4. Smart cards for EV billing. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    1998-05-01

    If electric vehicles are to gain widespread popularity, there will need to be public charging stations for refueling away from home. However, public charging raises some potentially complex issues regarding how individual EV owners will be billed for the electricity they use. It`s easy enough to meter the electricity used at a given battery charger, but the utility bill goes to the EV station merchant rather than the driver who consumed the electricity. So far this has not posed a problem, as many early charging sites have either been providing free electricity or billing only nominal flat fees. As the EV market grows, however, an effective point-of-sale (POS) billing mechanism will need to be established. In 1993, an investigation of POS billing systems for different types of non-home EV charging was conducted. Recently, the Cost Subcommittee of the Infrastructure Working Council`s (IWC) Load Management, Distribution, Power Quality Committee requested that an update be performed on the newest of these POS technologies--smart cards. The same size and shape as regular credit cards, smart cards use a microchip instead of a magnetic stripe to store information. The chip can hold significantly more information than a magnetic stripe, enabling greater security and flexible applications. Since 1993, there have been major advances in smart card technology, and smart card use has grown dramatically in both Europe and Asia. The US has been slower to embrace smart cards due to the entrenched infrastructure of traditional magnetic stripe credit cards. This paper reviews smart card technology and related POS transaction structures, and assesses the technical feasibility and economics of using these versatile cards for EV billing.

  5. Bill introduced to thwart kidney brokerage.

    PubMed

    Gunby, P

    1983-11-01

    Plans by Dr. Harvey Barry Jacobs to set up a brokerage mechanism to match persons wishing to sell and buy kidneys for transplantation have resulted in a bill before the U.S. House of Representatives that would prohibit sales of human organs. The bill, introduced by Congressman Albert Gore, Jr. (D-Tenn.), also calls for a National Center for Organ Transplantation to coordinate existing organ procurement agencies into a network. Jacobs, who has begun contacting hospital administrators about the costs of doing nephrectomies and transplantations, may move his brokerage abroad if the legislation passes.

  6. Supplemental bill saves staff lay-offs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gwynne, Peter

    2008-08-01

    Six months of lobbying brought some success for the US physics community with the 186bn "supplemental" spending bill signed by President George Bush at the end of June. The bill, which was devoted mainly to financing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, includes 338m of extra funding for research and development. NASA, the National Science Foundation and the Office of Science of the Department of Energy (DOE) were among the beneficiaries, receiving 62.5m apiece for the current financial year, which ends on 30 September.

  7. Adoption and Sibling Rivalry

    MedlinePlus

    ... child in your family should understand her own origins, and those of her brothers and sisters. But ... children can seem exaggerated because of their different origins. For instance, i f your adoptive child does ...

  8. Parenting Your Adopted Teenager

    MedlinePlus

    ... https: / / www. childwelfare. gov/ pubs/ f- openadopt/ .) The Internet and the explosion of social media sites (e. ... 4 Howard, J. (2012). Untangling the web: The Internet’s transformative impact on adoption . New York, NY: Evan ...

  9. Travelers' Health: International Adoption

    MedlinePlus

    ... preadoption living standards, varying disease epidemiology in the countries of origin, the presence of previously unidentified medical problems, and ... know the disease risks in the adopted child’s country of origin and the medical and social histories of the ...

  10. 25 CFR 175.30 - Billing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER INDIAN ELECTRIC POWER UTILITIES Billing, Payments, and...). Unless otherwise determined, the amount of energy and/or power demand used by the customer shall be as... estimate of the amount of energy and/or power demand may be made by the utility in the event a meter...

  11. 25 CFR 175.30 - Billing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER INDIAN ELECTRIC POWER UTILITIES Billing, Payments, and...). Unless otherwise determined, the amount of energy and/or power demand used by the customer shall be as... estimate of the amount of energy and/or power demand may be made by the utility in the event a meter...

  12. 25 CFR 175.30 - Billing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER INDIAN ELECTRIC POWER UTILITIES Billing, Payments, and...). Unless otherwise determined, the amount of energy and/or power demand used by the customer shall be as... estimate of the amount of energy and/or power demand may be made by the utility in the event a meter...

  13. 25 CFR 175.30 - Billing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER INDIAN ELECTRIC POWER UTILITIES Billing, Payments, and...). Unless otherwise determined, the amount of energy and/or power demand used by the customer shall be as... estimate of the amount of energy and/or power demand may be made by the utility in the event a meter...

  14. 25 CFR 175.30 - Billing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR LAND AND WATER INDIAN ELECTRIC POWER UTILITIES Billing, Payments, and...). Unless otherwise determined, the amount of energy and/or power demand used by the customer shall be as... estimate of the amount of energy and/or power demand may be made by the utility in the event a meter...

  15. Bill Brickman and the Noachian Disputation

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Epstein, Erwin H.

    2010-01-01

    In this article, the author shares his funny experience of using biblical quotation in Hebrew during a debate which he attributed to be of William Brickman's influence and his first encounter with him. The biblical quotation brings to his mind the most vivid memory he has of Bill Brickman. He used it during a debate he had with a modern-day…

  16. The Extraordinary Mentorship of Bill Boyd

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Boggess, Laurence B.; Mitra, Dana

    2011-01-01

    Bill Boyd's life and work made a significant impact on education research. Of his many contributions deserving celebration, it is his extraordinary mentorship now remembered by students and colleagues throughout his distinguished career. He excelled in connecting people with others, and he provided insightful advice and guidance to junior faculty…

  17. Cell Phone Bill Shock Act of 2010

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM

    2010-09-29

    09/29/2010 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (text of measure as introduced: CR S7794) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  18. The Balanced Billing Cycle Vehicle Routing Problem

    SciTech Connect

    Groer, Christopher S; Golden, Bruce; Edward, Wasil

    2009-01-01

    Utility companies typically send their meter readers out each day of the billing cycle in order to determine each customer s usage for the period. Customer churn requires the utility company to periodically remove some customer locations from its meter-reading routes. On the other hand, the addition of new customers and locations requires the utility company to add newstops to the existing routes. A utility that does not adjust its meter-reading routes over time can find itself with inefficient routes and, subsequently, higher meter-reading costs. Furthermore, the utility can end up with certain billing days that require substantially larger meter-reading resources than others. However, remedying this problem is not as simple as it may initially seem. Certain regulatory and customer service considerations can prevent the utility from shifting a customer s billing day by more than a few days in either direction. Thus, the problem of reducing the meterreading costs and balancing the workload can become quite difficult. We describe this Balanced Billing Cycle Vehicle Routing Problem in more detail and develop an algorithm for providing solutions to a slightly simplified version of the problem. Our algorithm uses a combination of heuristics and integer programming via a three-stage algorithm. We discuss the performance of our procedure on a real-world data set.

  19. Cell Phone Bill Shock Act of 2011

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM

    2011-04-05

    04/05/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2139) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  20. How To Teach the Bill of Rights.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Patrick, John J.; Leming, Robert S.

    Directed to secondary school teachers of history, government, and civics, this book is designed to fit common educational objectives in secondary school curriculum guides that call for teaching and learning about the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. The volume is intended to encourage careful reading, analysis, and classroom…

  1. Bicentennial of the Bill of Rights.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mann, Sheilah, Ed.; Harrison, Cynthia, Ed.

    1991-01-01

    This issue of "this Constitution" is devoted to commemorating the bicentennial of the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution. Materials include: "A Chronology of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights in the United States" (Herman Belz); "Constitutional Power to Enforce Individual Rights: The Legacy of McCulloch v. Maryland" (J. Woodford Howard Jr.);…

  2. Super Resolution Anaglyph of Barnacle Bill

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1997-01-01

    Barnacle Bill is a small rock immediately west-northwest of the Mars Pathfinder lander and was the first rock visited by the Sojourner Rover's alpha proton X-ray spectrometer (APXS) instrument. This image and [figure removed for brevity, see original site] Left [figure removed for brevity, see original site] Right

  3. Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Durbin, Richard [D-IL

    2013-12-11

    06/04/2014 Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-445. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  4. Perkins Bill is Approved by Congress

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cavanagh, Sean

    2006-01-01

    Career and technical education programs will face new pressure to show that they are academically rigorous and guiding high school students through a lineup of courses that prepares them for college or the workplace, under a bill approved by Congress. The reauthorization of the federal law known as the Perkins Act--dealing with what traditionally…

  5. Math-Science Bills Advance in Congress

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hoff, David J.; Cavanagh, Sean

    2007-01-01

    Improving K-12 instruction and student achievement in mathematics and science is at the heart of separate bills intended to bolster America's economic standing that won overwhelming approval in both houses of Congress last week. The House on April 24 approved the 10,000 Teachers, 10 Million Minds Science and Math Scholarship Act by a vote of…

  6. Cut Next Winter's Heating Bill Today.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sturgeon, Julie

    1999-01-01

    Presents specific steps that help make schools energy efficient and cut costs. Four basic strategies are suggested that include creating a database of energy usage that can also catch the occasional billing error, investigating less obvious ways of cutting energy use, such as applying cellulose commercial spray as an insulation choice, and…

  7. GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2014

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1

    2013-01-23

    02/04/2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions) Notes: For further action, see S.2258, which became Public Law 113-181 on 9/26/2014. Tracker: This bill has the status Passed HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  8. House OKs prison HIV test bill.

    PubMed

    1998-12-01

    A bill requiring some Federal prisoners to be tested for HIV if their bodily fluids come into contact with corrections officers passed through the House and Senate. Test results will be revealed only to the prison administrator and the inmates themselves. President Clinton is expected to sign the measure.

  9. Inventory and Billing Systems for Multiple Users.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Frazier, Lavon

    Washington State University developed a comprehensive supplies inventory system and a generalized billing system with multiple users in mind. The supplies inventory control system developed for Central Stores, a self-sustaining service center that purchases and warehouses office, laboratory, and hardware supplies, was called AIMS, An Inventory…

  10. The GI Bill: Model Program Gone Sour.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Horan, J. Michael

    Millions of World War II veterans took advantage of the legislative drive establishing the Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944, the GI Bill. A Department of Veterans Affairs report examined how Vietnam veterans fared in higher education. Based on college participation rates (actually, training starts), not completion rates, Vietnam veterans…

  11. Fair Telephone Billing Act of 2013

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Rockefeller, John D., IV [D-WV

    2013-06-12

    06/12/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (text of measure as introduced: CR S4408-4409) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  12. Patient's Bill of Rights Act 1998.

    PubMed

    Fisher, P S

    1999-01-01

    For nurses, patient advocacy has always been a responsibility of practice. Advocacy is rooted in the concept of individual rights. Consumers of the product of health care now have increased protection because of the Patients' Bill of Rights Act of 1998. Legislation has created a template to outline important rights and processes to assure quality health care.

  13. 18 CFR 367.27 - Billing procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... NATURAL GAS ACT UNIFORM SYSTEM OF ACCOUNTS FOR CENTRALIZED SERVICE COMPANIES SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE PUBLIC UTILITY HOLDING COMPANY ACT OF 2005, FEDERAL POWER ACT AND NATURAL GAS ACT General Instructions § 367.27 Billing procedures. Charges for services to associate public-utility companies must...

  14. In Search of Our Bill of Rights.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McKee, Saundra J.

    1991-01-01

    Outlines a unit of study in which students undertake a scavenger hunt for data about the civil liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Lists 36 activities (e.g., obtain a copy of a search warrant) and assigns points for the completion of each. Explains that student groups attempt to earn a 200-point total by completing activities. (CH)

  15. 41 CFR 101-26.607 - Billings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Billings. 101-26.607 Section 101-26.607 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System FEDERAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS SUPPLY AND PROCUREMENT 26-PROCUREMENT SOURCES AND PROGRAM...

  16. Kids Speak Out on Adoption: A Multiage Bookwriting Group for Adopted Children with Special Needs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moroz, Kathleen Jennings

    1996-01-01

    Describes the conceptualization and development of a multiage bookwriting group entitled the Saturday Club for Adopted Kids. Describes the benefits of offering this project-oriented group in which adoptees can tell their stories and share their experiences in an environment that supports their recovery from early trauma. Notes adoptive parents'…

  17. The Past, Present, and Future of the Bill of Rights.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pahl, Ronald H.

    1991-01-01

    Examines the origins of the Bill of Rights. Explores the temptation to focus on current problems at the expense of the future. Introduces four articles concerning teaching about the Bill of Rights. (SG)

  18. Adolescents' Feelings about Openness in Adoption: Implications for Adoption Agencies

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Berge, Jerica M.; Mendenhall, Tai J.; Wrobel, Gretchen M.; Grotevant, Harold D.; McRoy, Ruth G.

    2006-01-01

    Adoption research commonly uses parents' reports of satisfaction when examining openness in adoption arrangements. This qualitative study aimed to fill a gap in the adoption research by using adolescents' voices to gain a better understanding of their adoption experiences. Adopted adolescents (n = 152) were interviewed concerning their…

  19. 47 CFR 69.128 - Billing name and address.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 3 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Billing name and address. 69.128 Section 69.128... Computation of Charges § 69.128 Billing name and address. Appropriate subelements shall be established for the use of equipment or facilities that are associated with offerings of billing name and address....

  20. 47 CFR 69.128 - Billing name and address.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Billing name and address. 69.128 Section 69.128... Computation of Charges § 69.128 Billing name and address. Appropriate subelements shall be established for the use of equipment or facilities that are associated with offerings of billing name and address....

  1. Overview of Devonian Duperow formation production, Billings anticline, North Dakota

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Burke, Randolph B.

    1989-01-01

    Oil exploration on the Billings anticline began in earnest in 1978, which is a north-plunging structure in the north central part of southwestern North Dakota. Forty-two fields are included in the Billings anticline area. This paper discusses the following features of the Billings anticline: structure, lithology, Duperow production, and some conservative economic scenarios.

  2. 47 CFR 51.713 - Bill-and-keep arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Bill-and-keep arrangements. 51.713 Section 51...) INTERCONNECTION Reciprocal Compensation for Transport and Termination of Telecommunications Traffic § 51.713 Bill-and-keep arrangements. Bill-and-keep arrangements are those in which carriers...

  3. 41 CFR 109-40.5004 - Government bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Government bills of..., TRANSPORTATION, AND MOTOR VEHICLES 40-TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT 40.50-Bills of Lading § 109-40.5004 Government bills of lading. In those instances where DOE cost-type contractors are authorized to...

  4. 47 CFR 76.985 - Subscriber bill itemization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Subscriber bill itemization. 76.985 Section 76... MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Cable Rate Regulation § 76.985 Subscriber bill itemization. (a) Cable operators may identify as a separate line item of each regular subscriber bill the following:...

  5. 47 CFR 76.985 - Subscriber bill itemization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Subscriber bill itemization. 76.985 Section 76... MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Cable Rate Regulation § 76.985 Subscriber bill itemization. (a) Cable operators may identify as a separate line item of each regular subscriber bill the following:...

  6. 19 CFR 142.26 - Delinquent payment of Customs bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Delinquent payment of Customs bills. 142.26... Delinquent payment of Customs bills. The following procedures shall be followed if an importer is substantially or habitually delinquent in the payment of Customs bills: (a) Notice. The importer shall...

  7. 49 CFR 377.205 - Presentation of freight bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Presentation of freight bills. 377.205 Section 377... Household Goods Freight Forwarders § 377.205 Presentation of freight bills. (a) “To be prepaid” shipments. (1) On “to be prepaid” shipments, the carrier shall present its freight bill for all...

  8. 47 CFR 51.713 - Bill-and-keep arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Bill-and-keep arrangements. 51.713 Section 51...) INTERCONNECTION Reciprocal Compensation for Transport and Termination of Telecommunications Traffic § 51.713 Bill-and-keep arrangements. Bill-and-keep arrangements are those in which carriers...

  9. 49 CFR 377.205 - Presentation of freight bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Presentation of freight bills. 377.205 Section 377... Household Goods Freight Forwarders § 377.205 Presentation of freight bills. (a) “To be prepaid” shipments. (1) On “to be prepaid” shipments, the carrier shall present its freight bill for all...

  10. 19 CFR 142.14 - Delinquent payment of Customs bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Delinquent payment of Customs bills. 142.14... of Customs bills. The following procedure shall be followed if an importer is substantially or habitually delinquent in the payment of Customs bills: (a) Notice. The importer shall be advised in...

  11. 18 CFR 420.33 - Payment of bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Payment of bills. 420... of bills. The amount due for each quarter shall bear interest at the rate of 1 percent per month for... quarters and 30 days after the bill is rendered for the fourth quarter. Charges; Exemptions...

  12. 47 CFR 76.985 - Subscriber bill itemization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subscriber bill itemization. 76.985 Section 76... MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Cable Rate Regulation § 76.985 Subscriber bill itemization. (a) Cable operators may identify as a separate line item of each regular subscriber bill the following:...

  13. 49 CFR 377.205 - Presentation of freight bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Presentation of freight bills. 377.205 Section 377... Household Goods Freight Forwarders § 377.205 Presentation of freight bills. (a) “To be prepaid” shipments. (1) On “to be prepaid” shipments, the carrier shall present its freight bill for all...

  14. 41 CFR 109-40.5004 - Government bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Government bills of..., TRANSPORTATION, AND MOTOR VEHICLES 40-TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT 40.50-Bills of Lading § 109-40.5004 Government bills of lading. In those instances where DOE cost-type contractors are authorized to...

  15. 19 CFR 142.26 - Delinquent payment of Customs bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Delinquent payment of Customs bills. 142.26... Delinquent payment of Customs bills. The following procedures shall be followed if an importer is substantially or habitually delinquent in the payment of Customs bills: (a) Notice. The importer shall...

  16. 19 CFR 142.26 - Delinquent payment of Customs bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Delinquent payment of Customs bills. 142.26... Delinquent payment of Customs bills. The following procedures shall be followed if an importer is substantially or habitually delinquent in the payment of Customs bills: (a) Notice. The importer shall...

  17. 19 CFR 142.14 - Delinquent payment of Customs bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Delinquent payment of Customs bills. 142.14... of Customs bills. The following procedure shall be followed if an importer is substantially or habitually delinquent in the payment of Customs bills: (a) Notice. The importer shall be advised in...

  18. 19 CFR 142.26 - Delinquent payment of Customs bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Delinquent payment of Customs bills. 142.26... Delinquent payment of Customs bills. The following procedures shall be followed if an importer is substantially or habitually delinquent in the payment of Customs bills: (a) Notice. The importer shall...

  19. 49 CFR 377.205 - Presentation of freight bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Presentation of freight bills. 377.205 Section 377... Household Goods Freight Forwarders § 377.205 Presentation of freight bills. (a) “To be prepaid” shipments. (1) On “to be prepaid” shipments, the carrier shall present its freight bill for all...

  20. 19 CFR 142.14 - Delinquent payment of Customs bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Delinquent payment of Customs bills. 142.14... of Customs bills. The following procedure shall be followed if an importer is substantially or habitually delinquent in the payment of Customs bills: (a) Notice. The importer shall be advised in...

  1. 19 CFR 142.26 - Delinquent payment of Customs bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Delinquent payment of Customs bills. 142.26... Delinquent payment of Customs bills. The following procedures shall be followed if an importer is substantially or habitually delinquent in the payment of Customs bills: (a) Notice. The importer shall...

  2. 47 CFR 76.985 - Subscriber bill itemization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Subscriber bill itemization. 76.985 Section 76... MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Cable Rate Regulation § 76.985 Subscriber bill itemization. (a) Cable operators may identify as a separate line item of each regular subscriber bill the following:...

  3. 19 CFR 142.14 - Delinquent payment of Customs bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Delinquent payment of Customs bills. 142.14... of Customs bills. The following procedure shall be followed if an importer is substantially or habitually delinquent in the payment of Customs bills: (a) Notice. The importer shall be advised in...

  4. 18 CFR 420.33 - Payment of bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 2 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Payment of bills. 420... of bills. The amount due for each quarter shall bear interest at the rate of 1 percent per month for... quarters and 30 days after the bill is rendered for the fourth quarter. Charges; Exemptions...

  5. 49 CFR 377.205 - Presentation of freight bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Presentation of freight bills. 377.205 Section 377... Household Goods Freight Forwarders § 377.205 Presentation of freight bills. (a) “To be prepaid” shipments. (1) On “to be prepaid” shipments, the carrier shall present its freight bill for all...

  6. 18 CFR 420.33 - Payment of bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Payment of bills. 420... of bills. The amount due for each quarter shall bear interest at the rate of 1 percent per month for... quarters and 30 days after the bill is rendered for the fourth quarter. Charges; Exemptions...

  7. 47 CFR 76.985 - Subscriber bill itemization.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Subscriber bill itemization. 76.985 Section 76... MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Cable Rate Regulation § 76.985 Subscriber bill itemization. (a) Cable operators may identify as a separate line item of each regular subscriber bill the following:...

  8. 19 CFR 191.156 - Bill of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Bill of lading. 191.156 Section 191.156 Customs... (CONTINUED) DRAWBACK Merchandise Exported From Continuous Customs Custody § 191.156 Bill of lading. (a) Filing. In order to complete the claim for drawback under this subpart, a bill of lading covering...

  9. 41 CFR 109-40.5004 - Government bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Government bills of..., TRANSPORTATION, AND MOTOR VEHICLES 40-TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT 40.50-Bills of Lading § 109-40.5004 Government bills of lading. In those instances where DOE cost-type contractors are authorized to...

  10. 47 CFR 51.713 - Bill-and-keep arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Bill-and-keep arrangements. 51.713 Section 51...) INTERCONNECTION Reciprocal Compensation for Transport and Termination of Telecommunications Traffic § 51.713 Bill-and-keep arrangements. Bill-and-keep arrangements are those in which carriers...

  11. 19 CFR 191.156 - Bill of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Bill of lading. 191.156 Section 191.156 Customs... (CONTINUED) DRAWBACK Merchandise Exported From Continuous Customs Custody § 191.156 Bill of lading. (a) Filing. In order to complete the claim for drawback under this subpart, a bill of lading covering...

  12. 19 CFR 142.14 - Delinquent payment of Customs bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 2 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Delinquent payment of Customs bills. 142.14... of Customs bills. The following procedure shall be followed if an importer is substantially or habitually delinquent in the payment of Customs bills: (a) Notice. The importer shall be advised in...

  13. 29 CFR 452.7 - Bill of Rights, title I.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Bill of Rights, title I. 452.7 Section 452.7 Labor... DISCLOSURE ACT OF 1959 Other Provisions of the Act Affecting Title IV § 452.7 Bill of Rights, title I. The provisions of title I, “Bill of Rights of Members of Labor Organizations” 7 (particularly section...

  14. 29 CFR 452.7 - Bill of Rights, title I.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Bill of Rights, title I. 452.7 Section 452.7 Labor... DISCLOSURE ACT OF 1959 Other Provisions of the Act Affecting Title IV § 452.7 Bill of Rights, title I. The provisions of title I, “Bill of Rights of Members of Labor Organizations” 7 (particularly section...

  15. 19 CFR 191.156 - Bill of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... produce the bill of lading and such evidence of exportation and of his right to make the drawback entry as... 19 Customs Duties 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Bill of lading. 191.156 Section 191.156 Customs... (CONTINUED) DRAWBACK Merchandise Exported From Continuous Customs Custody § 191.156 Bill of lading....

  16. 19 CFR 191.156 - Bill of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... produce the bill of lading and such evidence of exportation and of his right to make the drawback entry as... 19 Customs Duties 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Bill of lading. 191.156 Section 191.156 Customs... (CONTINUED) DRAWBACK Merchandise Exported From Continuous Customs Custody § 191.156 Bill of lading....

  17. 19 CFR 191.156 - Bill of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... produce the bill of lading and such evidence of exportation and of his right to make the drawback entry as... 19 Customs Duties 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Bill of lading. 191.156 Section 191.156 Customs... (CONTINUED) DRAWBACK Merchandise Exported From Continuous Customs Custody § 191.156 Bill of lading....

  18. 29 CFR 452.7 - Bill of Rights, title I.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Bill of Rights, title I. 452.7 Section 452.7 Labor... DISCLOSURE ACT OF 1959 Other Provisions of the Act Affecting Title IV § 452.7 Bill of Rights, title I. The provisions of title I, “Bill of Rights of Members of Labor Organizations” 7 (particularly section...

  19. 77 FR 75355 - Bill of Rights Day, 2012

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-12-19

    ... December 19, 2012 Part V The President Proclamation 8916--Bill of Rights Day, 2012 Proclamation 8917...; #0; #0;Title 3-- #0;The President ] Proclamation 8916 of December 14, 2012 Bill of Rights Day, 2012... recognized the 150th anniversary of our Nation's Bill of Rights, he called it the ``great American charter...

  20. 29 CFR 452.7 - Bill of Rights, title I.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Bill of Rights, title I. 452.7 Section 452.7 Labor... DISCLOSURE ACT OF 1959 Other Provisions of the Act Affecting Title IV § 452.7 Bill of Rights, title I. The provisions of title I, “Bill of Rights of Members of Labor Organizations” 7 (particularly section...

  1. 9 CFR 590.130 - Basis of billing plants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Basis of billing plants. 590.130... of Service § 590.130 Basis of billing plants. Overtime and/or holiday services shall be billed to the official plant on the basis of each 15 minutes of overtime and/or holiday service performed by...

  2. 46 CFR 282.31 - Subsidy billing procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... subsidy for liner vessels, PART 282, Title 46, CFR; and (c) the operation of the vessels covered by said... 46 Shipping 8 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Subsidy billing procedures. 282.31 Section 282.31... COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES Subsidy Payment and Billing Procedures § 282.31 Subsidy billing...

  3. 46 CFR 282.31 - Subsidy billing procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... subsidy for liner vessels, PART 282, Title 46, CFR; and (c) the operation of the vessels covered by said... 46 Shipping 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Subsidy billing procedures. 282.31 Section 282.31... COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES Subsidy Payment and Billing Procedures § 282.31 Subsidy billing...

  4. Seasonal dimorphism in the horny bills of sparrows

    EPA Science Inventory

    Bill shape and size are often viewed as species-specific adaptations for feeding, but they sometimes vary between sexes, suggesting that sexual selection or inter-sexual competition may also be important. Hypotheses to explain sexual bill size dimorphism in birds avian bill size...

  5. 19 CFR 24.3 - Bills and accounts; receipts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Bills and accounts; receipts. 24.3 Section 24.3... TREASURY CUSTOMS FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING PROCEDURE § 24.3 Bills and accounts; receipts. (a) Any bill or account for money due the United States shall be rendered by an authorized Customs officer or employee...

  6. 9 CFR 590.130 - Basis of billing plants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Basis of billing plants. 590.130... of Service § 590.130 Basis of billing plants. Overtime and/or holiday services shall be billed to the official plant on the basis of each 15 minutes of overtime and/or holiday service performed by...

  7. 41 CFR 109-40.5004 - Government bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Government bills of... Government bills of lading. In those instances where DOE cost-type contractors are authorized to use Government bills of lading, specific employees of cost-type contractors will be authorized by the...

  8. 41 CFR 109-40.5004 - Government bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Government bills of... Government bills of lading. In those instances where DOE cost-type contractors are authorized to use Government bills of lading, specific employees of cost-type contractors will be authorized by the...

  9. 46 CFR 9.16 - Billing for services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Billing for services. 9.16 Section 9.16 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO THE PUBLIC EXTRA COMPENSATION FOR OVERTIME SERVICES § 9.16 Billing for services. Overtime services shall be billed to the steamship...

  10. 46 CFR 9.16 - Billing for services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Billing for services. 9.16 Section 9.16 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO THE PUBLIC EXTRA COMPENSATION FOR OVERTIME SERVICES § 9.16 Billing for services. Overtime services shall be billed to the steamship...

  11. 46 CFR 9.16 - Billing for services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Billing for services. 9.16 Section 9.16 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO THE PUBLIC EXTRA COMPENSATION FOR OVERTIME SERVICES § 9.16 Billing for services. Overtime services shall be billed to the steamship...

  12. 46 CFR 9.16 - Billing for services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Billing for services. 9.16 Section 9.16 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO THE PUBLIC EXTRA COMPENSATION FOR OVERTIME SERVICES § 9.16 Billing for services. Overtime services shall be billed to the steamship...

  13. 46 CFR 9.16 - Billing for services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Billing for services. 9.16 Section 9.16 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO THE PUBLIC EXTRA COMPENSATION FOR OVERTIME SERVICES § 9.16 Billing for services. Overtime services shall be billed to the steamship...

  14. Toddler Adoption: The Weaver's Craft.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hopkins-Best, Mary

    Based on concern about the lack of information on adopting toddlers, this book examines the special needs of adopted toddlers and their adoptive parents. Chapter 1, "Why Write a Book on Toddler Adoption?" details the lack of information on the difficulties of adopted toddlers in forming attachments and parents' child rearing difficulties. Chapter…

  15. New rules for physicians implement sample drug bill.

    PubMed

    1990-06-01

    Record keeping requirements for dangerous drugs, including samples, has been a source of confusion for physicians and often has lead to misinterpretation of the law. To clarify this issue and to assist in implementing Senate Bill 788 (the sample drug bill), the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners recently has adopted rules for record keeping for dangerous drugs and controlled substances. A dangerous drug is any drug or device that is not listed in the Controlled Substances Act and thus is not safe for self-medication, or bears the legend, "Caution: Federal law prohibits dispensing without a prescription." The Dangerous Drugs Act requires a physician to maintain records for 2 years after the date of the acquisition or disposal of the dangerous drug. The new TSBME rules provide a presumption of compliance by a physician for record keeping for dangerous drug samples if he or she (1) retains a copy of the signed request form required by the Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987 for 2 years and (2) makes appropriate entries in a patient's medical records when a dangerous drug sample is supplied to the patient. Generally, a drug company representative provides a copy of the request as a receipt at the time the physician receives the samples. For dangerous drugs that the physician acquires other than as samples, the physician needs to retain a copy of the invoice or receiving order or other form of documentation of receipt or acquisition for 2 years. Once again, the physician should make appropriate entries in patients' records.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:2371702

  16. John Shaw Billings as a Bibliographer

    PubMed Central

    Marson, Joyce

    1969-01-01

    The influences that a man's childhood have on his life are, it is well known, great. Life is essentially a part of the things that happen to the individual and it is the manner in which one relates oneself to these things that determines what one is. With these facts in mind this study of John Shaw Billings as a bibliographer has been approached. His early life has been reviewed as an influence on his later achievements. Stress has been placed on those events which led to his bibliographic activities. Dr. Billings was prolific in many fields. Others have given detailed analyses of his writings (1, 2). The present study will consider only his bibliographic works. The description of these follows the brief outline of his childhood and youth. PMID:4898628

  17. Maximizing collections from patient services billing.

    PubMed

    Orenstein, Gil C; Kaye, Alan David; Fox, Charles J; Urman, Richard D

    2014-01-01

    The field of medical billing and collections continues to evolve along with current developments in U.S. healthcare reform. Although there has been a significant shift of payment responsibility from third-party payers to patients, many practices are not equipped to handle this change. As patients' financial obligations increase, the physician's ability to collect from patients will become increasingly important. Inability to collect bills receivable can adversely affect the revenue cycle of the practice. Solutions include improvement of the point-of-service collection processes, properly trained office staff, written financial policies, and the use of technology to facilitate online payments. Patients should fully understand their financial responsibilities and options available to them for payment of services rendered.

  18. Alternatives for reducing hot-water bills

    SciTech Connect

    Bennington, G.E.; Spewak, P.C.

    1981-06-01

    A two stage approach to reducing residential water heating bills is described. In Stage I, simple conservation measures were included to reduce the daily hot water energy consumption and the energy losses from the water tank. Once these savings are achieved, Stage II considers more costly options for further reducing the water heating bill. Four alternatives are considered in Stage II: gas water heaters; solar water heaters (two types); heat pump water heaters; and heat recovery from a heat pump or air conditioner. To account for variations within the MASEC region, information on water heating in Rapid City, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, and Kansas City is presented in detail. Information on geography, major population centers, fuel prices, climate, and state solar incentives is covered. (MCW)

  19. Utopian dream: a new farm bill.

    PubMed

    Nestle, Marion

    2012-01-01

    In the fall of 2011, I taught a graduate food studies course at New York University devoted to the farm bill, a massive and massively opaque piece of legislation passed most recently in 2008 and up for renewal in 2012. The farm bill supports farmers, of course, but also specifies how the United States deals with such matters as conservation, forestry, energy policy, organic food production, international food aid, and domestic food assistance. My students came from programs in nutrition, food studies, public health, public policy, and law, all united in the belief that a smaller scale, more regionalized, and more sustainable food system would be healthier for people and the planet. PMID:22834044

  20. NSF reauthorization bill sails through house

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jones, Richard M.

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) Authorization Act of 1994, HR 3254, soared through the House in early May by a vote of 396-22, but awaits further action by the House appropriators and the Senate.For fiscal year 1995, the bill authorizes $3.15 billion or an overall funding hike of 5% for NSF, which is about $50 million less than President Clinton's request.

  1. Open Adoption: Adoptive Parents' Reactions Two Decades Later

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Siegel, Deborah H.

    2013-01-01

    Unlike in the past, most adoption agencies today offer birth parents and adoptive parents the opportunity to share identifying information and have contact with each other. To understand the impacts of different open adoption arrangements, a qualitative descriptive study using a snowball sample of 44 adoptive parents throughout New England began…

  2. Hospitious Adoption: How Hospitality Empowers Children and Transforms Adoption

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gritter, James L.

    2009-01-01

    Building on previous books by the author, "Hospitious Adoption: How Hospitality Empowers Children and Transforms Adoption" examines the next step after open adoption. Gritter takes the approach that practicing goodwill, respect, and courage within the realm of adoption makes the process move smoother and enriches children's lives. Following a…

  3. 41 CFR 102-117.85 - What is the difference between a Government bill of lading (GBL) and a bill of lading?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... between a Government bill of lading (GBL) and a bill of lading? 102-117.85 Section 102-117.85 Public... Services § 102-117.85 What is the difference between a Government bill of lading (GBL) and a bill of lading? (a) A Government bill of lading (GBL), Optional Forms 1103 or 1203, is a controlled document...

  4. 41 CFR 102-117.85 - What is the difference between a Government bill of lading (GBL) and a bill of lading?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... between a Government bill of lading (GBL) and a bill of lading? 102-117.85 Section 102-117.85 Public... Services § 102-117.85 What is the difference between a Government bill of lading (GBL) and a bill of lading? (a) A Government bill of lading (GBL), Optional Forms 1103 and 1203, is a controlled document...

  5. Texas Legislature Adopts School Funding Plan.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cortez, Albert

    1991-01-01

    This paper analyzes Texas Senate Bill 351 that reforms public school funding. The bill provides for additional state funding and significant increases in local property taxes. The bill creates county education taxing units to neutralize the enormous property wealth differences found among the state's 1,056 school districts. It also provides a…

  6. Status assessment and conservation plan for the yellow-billed loon (Gavia adamsii)

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Earnst, Susan L.

    2004-01-01

    development and where there is no permanent or legal protection of Yellow-billed Loon habitat (Section 7-A).? Other potential factors affecting the population are also addressed, such as contaminants, subsistence hunting, by catch in subsistence and commercial fisheries on the breeding and wintering grounds, and health of the marine ecosystem off the coast of East Asia where Alaska?s Yellow-billed Loons winter, but data are lacking to reach strong conclusions on most issues.? The conservation goal adopted by the Alaska Loon and Grebe Working Group for the Yellow-billed Loon is to maintain a stable breeding population, of current size and distribution, across the extent of the loon?s breeding range in Alaska. The Conservation Plan, designed to provide information necessary to meet this goal, puts forth seven objectives: 1) Conduct annual population surveys having negligible bias and 80% statistical power to detect a 3.4% annual decline, a decline that would result in a 50% loss of the population within 20 years; 2) Obtain an unbiased and reliable estimate of the size of Alaska?s breeding population; 3) Identify geographic regions and habitats of importance during breeding, staging, and wintering periods; 4) Use demographic models to evaluate risks to the population; 5) Identify potential effects of oil development on the breeding grounds and measures necessary to minimize the effects; 6) Evaluate the magnitude of subsistence harvest and by catch and their potential effects on the population; 7) Develop a continent-wide and range-wide context for Alaska?s population and habitat objectives.

  7. Adoption Research: Trends, Topics, Outcomes

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Palacios, Jesus; Brodzinsky, David

    2010-01-01

    The current article provides a review of adoption research since its inception as a field of study. Three historical trends in adoption research are identified: the first focusing on risk in adoption and identifying adoptee-nonadoptee differences in adjustment; the second examining the capacity of adopted children to recover from early adversity;…

  8. Seasonal dimorphism in the horny bills of sparrows

    PubMed Central

    Greenberg, Russell; Etterson, Matthew; Danner, Raymond M

    2013-01-01

    Bill size is often viewed as a species-specific adaptation for feeding, but it sometimes varies between sexes, suggesting that sexual selection or intersexual competition may also be important. Hypotheses to explain sexual dimorphism in avian bill size include divergence in feeding niche or thermoregulatory demands, intrasexual selection based on increased competition among males, or female preference. Birds also show seasonal changes in bill size due to shifts in the balance between growth rate and wear, which may be due to diet or endogenous rhythms in growth. Insight into the function of dimorphism can be gained using the novel approach of digital x-ray imaging of museum skins to examine the degree to which the skeletal core or the rhamphotheca contribute to overall dimorphism. The rhamphotheca is ever-growing and ever-wearing, varying in size throughout life; whereas the skeletal core shows determinant growth. Because tidal marsh sparrows are more dimorphic in bill size than related taxa, we selected two marsh taxa to investigate dimorphism and seasonality in the size of the overall bill, the skeletal core, and the rhamphotheca. Bill size varied by sex and season, with males having larger bills than females, and bill size increasing from nonbreeding to breeding season more in males. Skeletal bill size varied with season, but not sex. The rhamphotheca varied primarily with sex; males had a larger rhamphotheca (corrected for skeletal bill size), which showed a greater seasonal increase than females. The rhamphotheca, rather than the skeletal bill, was responsible for sexual dimorphism in overall bill size, which was particularly well developed in the breeding season. The size of the rhamphotheca may be a condition-based character that is shaped by sexual selection. These results are consistent with the evidence that bill size is influenced by sexual selection as well as trophic ecology. PMID:23467758

  9. Sojourner near Barnacle Bill - 3D

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1997-01-01

    At right, Sojourner has traveled off the lander's rear ramp and onto the surface of Mars. 3D glasses are necessary to identify surface detail. The rock Barnacle Bill and the rear ramp is to the left of Sojourner.

    The image was taken by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) on Sol 3. The IMP is a stereo imaging system with color capability provided by 24 selectable filters -- twelve filters per 'eye.

    Click below to see the left and right views individually. [figure removed for brevity, see original site] Left [figure removed for brevity, see original site] Right

  10. Bill Clinton: scalpel at the ready.

    PubMed

    Tokarski, C; Jee, M

    1992-01-01

    Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton has put comprehensive reform of the U.S. health system near the top of his agenda, vowing to put a plan before Congress within the first 100 days of his administration. And, working with a Democrat-controlled Congress weary of health policy gridlock, Clinton might have the leeway he needs to push major reform ahead. But the candidate's track record in Arkansas suggests the five-term governor is more comfortable forging consensus instead of leaping into the unknown.

  11. Women and minorities science bill becomes law

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Showstack, Randy

    U.S. President Bill Clinton has signed into law a measure to establish a commission to identify and address problems associated with the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering fields."Today, we have taken a positive step forward to strengthen and expand our high-tech workforce by ensuring that women, minorities, and persons with disabilities have the skills necessary to compete in the Information Age," said U.S. Rep. Connie Morella (R.-Md.), who introduced the measure.

  12. Receptors in the bill of the platypus.

    PubMed Central

    Gregory, J E; Iggo, A; McIntyre, A K; Proske, U

    1988-01-01

    1. Afferent responses were recorded from filaments of the trigeminal nerve in each of two platypuses (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) anaesthetized with alpha-chloralose. All receptive fields were located along the lateral border of the upper bill. Discrete receptive fields could be identified as belonging to two distinct classes of sensory receptor. 2. The most prominent response was an irregular resting discharge which could be increased or decreased by weak electric pulses. These receptors were insensitive to moderately strong mechanical stimulation, and it was concluded that they were electroreceptors. 3. Each electroreceptor had a single spot of maximum sensitivity on the bill surface. When the stimulating electrode over this spot was the cathode it excited the receptor for the duration of the stimulating pulse, using stimulus strengths as low as 20 mV. When it was the anode, it inhibited the discharge. Cathodal excitation was followed by rebound inhibition and anodal inhibition by rebound excitation. 4. Receptors responded to cathodal steps with an initial high-frequency burst of impulses, followed by a lower maintained rate of discharge. Rapidly changing pulses were similarly effective in exciting receptors, adding support to the claim that platypuses are able to detect moving prey by the electrical activity associated with muscle contraction. 5. The centres of the receptive fields of two electroreceptors were marked by the insertion of fine entomological pins. Histological examination established the presence of a large mucus-secreting gland at the marked spot. The epidermal duct of the gland contained an elaborate myelinated innervation, with morphologically distinct axon terminals that we identify as the electroreceptors. 6. As well as electroreceptors, the skin of the bill contained three kinds of mechanoreceptors: slow-adapting receptors, rapidly adapting, vibration-sensitive receptors and receptors with an intermediate adaptation rate. The slowly adapting

  13. A government bill on surrogate motherhood?

    PubMed

    Deitch, R

    1985-01-19

    Britain's Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS) seems to have badly miscalculated in discounting the political necessity of immediately introducing legislation to ban surrogate parenthood arrangements. After the birth of a baby in a case involving a financial arrangement among a surrogate mother, an agency, and the natural father and his wife, pressures from the House of Commons and from Prime Minister Thatcher are now forcing the DHSS to find a slot in the legislative timetable that would enable a government bill on the subject to be enacted this year. PMID:2857262

  14. Etats-Unis: Les cent jours de Bill Clinton (United States: Bill Clinton's First Hundred Days).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ueberschlag, Roger

    1993-01-01

    Bill Clinton's first hundred days in the presidency of the United States are reviewed, focusing on his stated objectives for public education and social change and on his actions in those areas. The educational and social situation and recent events in New York City (New York) are used for illustration. (MSE)

  15. Becoming Lesbian Adoptive Parents: An Exploratory Study of Lesbian Adoptive, Lesbian Birth, and Heterosexual Adoptive Parents.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shelley-Sireci, Lynn M.; Ciano-Boyce, Claudia

    2002-01-01

    Surveyed lesbian adoptive parents, heterosexual adoptive parents, and lesbian parents who had used assisted fertilization, regarding the adoption process. Found that the process was similar for both heterosexual and lesbian parents, but lesbian adoptive parents perceived more discrimination and were more inclined to omit information during the…

  16. [Automated anesthesia billing by electronic anesthesia record keeping system].

    PubMed

    Okamura, A; Murayama, H; Sato, N; Kemmotsu, O

    1999-08-01

    There has been loss of anesthesia fee by errors of filling out billing sheets manually. A large loss of anesthesia fee was pointed out by the audit during the past several years. In order to prevent these billing error, we have developed an automated anesthesia billing system combined with an electronic anesthesia record keeping (EARK) system. The system derives all the anesthesia cost-related parameters from the EARK database and calculates anesthesia fee according to the logic of the Japanese health care insurance system. After implementing the system, anesthesiologists and circulating nurses became free from filling out billing sheets. The accuracy of the automated billing was proved by the comparison with hand filled sheets. The survey showed that the system prevented 2.5 million yen of billing loss in a month. Such an economic impact of the system proves the rationale of an EARK as a cost containment tool.

  17. Summary Impacts of Modeled Provisions of the 2003 Conference Energy Bill

    EIA Publications

    2004-01-01

    This service report was undertaken at the February 2, 2004, request of Senator John Sununu to perform an assessment of the Conference Energy Bill of 2003. This report summarizes the CEB provisions that can be analyzed using the National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) and have the potential to affect energy consumption, supply, and prices. The impacts are estimated by comparing the projections with the CEB provisions to the AEO2004 Reference Case.

  18. [The experience in Uruguay: the Bill for the Defense of Reproductive Health].

    PubMed

    Xavier, Mónica

    2005-01-01

    This article reports on the recent Uruguayan experience with the debate on sexual and reproductive rights. While the Bill for the Defense of Reproductive Health did not pass in the Senate, both the prior process and the subsequent impacts have been relevant, generating a social debate that is still incipient but has involved the mass media, academia, and the political parties and spawning a discussion that has involved both houses of Congress for the first time. Within this context, an outstanding role has been played by NGOs devoted to the defense of women's rights (especially sexual and reproductive), who established a coordinating body that included the trade union movement, which supported the bill. The debate also led to international ties that projected it beyond the country's borders. The article briefly reviews the background and basis for the bill, the research it entailed, and the international commitments assumed by Uruguay, before concluding with a summary of the bill itself and the challenges it poses in terms of sexual and reproductive rights, specifically with regard to voluntary interruption of pregnancy.

  19. Special topics in international adoption.

    PubMed

    Jenista, Jerri Ann

    2005-10-01

    As international adoption has become more "mainstream," the issues recently addressed in domestic adoption have become more important in adoptions involving children originating in other countries. Certain groups of prospective adoptive parents, such as gay or lesbian couples, single parents, and parents with disabilities, have begun to apply to adopt in ever increasing numbers. Children who may have been considered unadoptable in the past are now routinely being offered to prospective adoptive parents. The numbers and ages of the children placed and the spacing between adoptions have come under scrutiny. The rates of adoption dissolutions and disruptions are being examined carefully by the receiving and sending countries. There is a pressing need for research into numerous social aspects of adoption.

  20. 39. View of the big meadow of the Billings Farm ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    39. View of the big meadow of the Billings Farm & Museum, looking east from Vt. Route 12 (Elm Street). The view includes Blake Hill on the horizon, the Billings Farm & Museum's restored historic apple orchard at left, and the property of the Octagon Cottage at 4 Moore Place, beyond the split rail fence at right. - Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, 54 Elm Street, Woodstock, Windsor County, VT

  1. 60. View of the big meadow of the Billings Farm ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    60. View of the big meadow of the Billings Farm & Museum, looking east from Vt. Route 12 (Elm Street). The view includes Blake Hill on the horizon, the Billings Farm & Museum's restored historic apple orchard at left, and the property of the Octagon Cottage at 4 Moore Place, beyond the split rail fence at right. - Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, 54 Elm Street, Woodstock, Windsor County, VT

  2. Adopt-a-Dino

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Clary, Renee; Wandersee, James

    2011-01-01

    This article discusses a creative visualization project to motivate and engage students. Students depict a dinosaur in its ecosystem and include all three elements of the environment: air, land, and water. Students explore scientific content in evolution, natural selection, food webs, ecosystems and geologic time. (Contains 6 figures.)

  3. 4. Historic American Buildings Survey Bill Finney, Photographer 1976 SOUTH ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    4. Historic American Buildings Survey Bill Finney, Photographer 1976 SOUTH (FRONT) ELEVATION TAKEN FROM SOUTHEAST - Shaker Church Family Dwelling House, Shaker Village Road, Canterbury, Merrimack County, NH

  4. Parents' Feelings towards Their Adoptive and Non-Adoptive Children

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Glover, Marshaun B.; Mullineaux, Paula Y.; Deater-Deckard, Kirby; Petrill, Stephen A.

    2010-01-01

    In the current study, we examined parent gender differences in feelings (negativity and positivity) and perceptions of child behavioural and emotional problems in adoptive and biological parent-child dyads. In a sample of 85 families, we used a novel within-family adoption design in which one child was adopted and one child was a biological child…

  5. Open adoption: adoptive parents' reactions two decades later.

    PubMed

    Siegel, Deborah H

    2013-01-01

    Unlike in the past, most adoption agencies today offer birth parents and adoptive parents the opportunity to share identifying information and have contact with each other. To understand the impacts of different open adoption arrangements, a qualitative descriptive study using a snowball sample of 44 adoptive parents throughout New England began in 1988. Every seven years these parents who adopted infants in open adoptions have participated in tape-recorded interviews to explore their evolving reactions to their open adoption experiences. This article reports the results of in-depth interviews with these parents now that their children have reached young adulthood. This longitudinal research illuminates how open adoptions change over the course of childhood and adolescence, parents' feelings about open adoption, challenges that emerge in their relationships with their children's birth families, how those challenges are managed and viewed, and parents' advice for others living with open adoption and for clinical social work practice and policy. Findings reveal that regardless of the type of openness, these adoptive parents generally feel positive about knowing the birth parents and having contact with them, are comfortable with open adoption, and see it serving the child's best interests.

  6. Who Is Adopted? Measuring Adoption Status Using National Survey Data.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Miller, Brent C.; Bayley, Bruce K.; Christensen, Mathew; Fan, Xitao; Coyl, Diana; Grotevant, Harold D.; van Dulmen, Manfred; Dunbar, Nora

    2001-01-01

    Draws on data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health to illustrate the complexities of using large-scale surveys to measure adoption status. Discusses conceptual and methodological issues in measuring adoption status. Presents decision rules for determining adoption status across three sources of data: school self-administered…

  7. Practical considerations for conducting effective billing audits.

    PubMed

    Bacon, Robert F

    2002-04-01

    Healthcare organizations need to ensure that they are in compliance with government regulations, especially with the increased vigilance by the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) in investigating fraud and abuse. After an OIG audit of claims submitted to Medicare by its teaching and resident physicians, the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania (CPUP), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, entered into a settlement that included significant financial penalties and a five-year corporate integrity agreement. Lessons learned from the experience may be helpful to other providers in ensuring that their billing practices are in regulatory compliance. As a precautionary measure, providers can undertake their own audits, whether routine or focused. Audits can help providers uncover areas of potential abuse and take steps to correct the problems. PMID:11963596

  8. Practical considerations for conducting effective billing audits.

    PubMed

    Bacon, Robert F

    2002-04-01

    Healthcare organizations need to ensure that they are in compliance with government regulations, especially with the increased vigilance by the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) in investigating fraud and abuse. After an OIG audit of claims submitted to Medicare by its teaching and resident physicians, the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania (CPUP), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, entered into a settlement that included significant financial penalties and a five-year corporate integrity agreement. Lessons learned from the experience may be helpful to other providers in ensuring that their billing practices are in regulatory compliance. As a precautionary measure, providers can undertake their own audits, whether routine or focused. Audits can help providers uncover areas of potential abuse and take steps to correct the problems.

  9. NSF section remains in competitiveness bill

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lang, Valerie

    The House Space, Science and Technology Committee held mark-ups to consider amendments to HR820, the National Competitiveness Act of 1993 on April 21 and 22. Subtitle B to the bill lays out a role for the National Science Foundation that is perceived by some Earth scientists as shifting the agency's mission from supporting basic research to manufacturing technology and competitiveness (see Eos, April 13). During the mark-up, Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) introduced an amendment to strike the entire NSF section, saying that “manufacturing is not a proper function of basic research institutions.” He also mentioned that President Clinton did not have any money in his budget for this initiative.

  10. A new approach to medical office billing.

    PubMed

    Samson, R L

    1986-10-01

    After surveying the existing medical office software, the specifications for an "ideal" medical office system were set forth. These include microcomputer configuration, multi-user multi-tasking operating systems with ability to run multiple printers, Winchester disk-drive storage, color terminals, data base management system with the ability to perform sophisticated patient selection and to sort this information at the user's discretion, the ability to merge form letters to a given selected list of patients and to automatically insert the patient's name and address in this form letter, powerful report-generating and modifying capability, all of which can easily be performed at the user level without the need for specialized data processing in-office personnel. A vertical, problem-oriented structure is described. This configuration lends itself to complex, modern billing situations.

  11. Adoptive cellular therapy.

    PubMed

    Grupp, Stephan A; June, Carl H

    2011-01-01

    Cell-based therapies with various lymphocytes and antigen-presenting cells are promising approaches for cancer immunotherapy. The transfusion of T lymphocytes, also called adoptive cell therapy (ACT), is an effective treatment for viral infections, has induced regression of cancer in early stage clinical trials, and may be a particularly important and efficacious modality in the period following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Immune reconstitution post-SCT is often slow and incomplete, which in turn leads to an increased risk of infection and may impact relapse risk in patients with malignant disease. Immunization post-HSCT is frequently unsuccessful, due to the prolonged lymphopenia, especially of CD4 T cells, seen following transplant. ACT has the potential to enhance antitumor and overall immunity, and augment vaccine efficacy in the post-transplant setting. The ability to genetically engineer lymphocyte subsets has the further potential to improve the natural immune response, correct impaired immunity, and redirect T cells to an antitumor effector response. This chapter focuses on various applications of ACT for cancer immunotherapy, and we discuss some of the latest progress and hurdles in translating these technologies to the clinic.

  12. Adoption Resource Directory: Region X.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1983

    State, regional, and national adoption resources are described in this directory for residents of Region X states (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington). Emphasizing the adoption of children with special needs, the directory gives organizational contacts for parents in various stages of the adoption process and mentions resources for social…

  13. Recruiting Mexican American Adoptive Parents.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bausch, Robert S.; Serpe, Richard T.

    1999-01-01

    Interviews were conducted with 591 Mexican Americans to determine adoption interest and create recruiting practices for prospective parents. Approximately one-third of sample reported an interest in adoption, but many perceived both structural and cultural obstacles to adoption. Based on findings, recommendations for increasing recruitment of…

  14. 49 CFR 373.201 - Receipts and bills of lading for freight forwarders.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Receipts and bills of lading for freight... REGULATIONS RECEIPTS AND BILLS Freight Forwarders; Bills of Lading § 373.201 Receipts and bills of lading for freight forwarders. Each freight forwarder must issue the shipper a receipt or through bill of...

  15. 49 CFR 373.201 - Receipts and bills of lading for freight forwarders.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Receipts and bills of lading for freight... REGULATIONS RECEIPTS AND BILLS Freight Forwarders; Bills of Lading § 373.201 Receipts and bills of lading for freight forwarders. Each freight forwarder must issue the shipper a receipt or through bill of...

  16. 49 CFR 373.201 - Receipts and bills of lading for freight forwarders.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Receipts and bills of lading for freight... REGULATIONS RECEIPTS AND BILLS Freight Forwarders; Bills of Lading § 373.201 Receipts and bills of lading for freight forwarders. Each freight forwarder must issue the shipper a receipt or through bill of...

  17. 49 CFR 373.201 - Receipts and bills of lading for freight forwarders.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Receipts and bills of lading for freight... REGULATIONS RECEIPTS AND BILLS Freight Forwarders; Bills of Lading § 373.201 Receipts and bills of lading for freight forwarders. Each freight forwarder must issue the shipper a receipt or through bill of...

  18. 49 CFR 373.201 - Receipts and bills of lading for freight forwarders.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Receipts and bills of lading for freight... REGULATIONS RECEIPTS AND BILLS Freight Forwarders; Bills of Lading § 373.201 Receipts and bills of lading for freight forwarders. Each freight forwarder must issue the shipper a receipt or through bill of...

  19. 77 FR 20747 - Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Billings, MT

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-04-06

    ... Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Billings, MT AGENCY... action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Billings Logan International Airport, Billings, MT, to... feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * * * ANM MT E5 Billings, MT Billings...

  20. 40 CFR 52.1392 - Federal Implementation Plan for the Billings/Laurel Area.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ..., Billings Refinery, 401 South 23rd St., Billings, MT; ExxonMobil Petroleum Refinery, 700 Exxon Road, Billings, MT; and Montana Sulphur & Chemical Company, 627 Exxon Road, Billings, MT. (b) Scope. The... Billings/Laurel Area. 52.1392 Section 52.1392 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...

  1. 38 CFR 17.1008 - Balance billing prohibited.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Balance billing prohibited. 17.1008 Section 17.1008 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS... Facilities § 17.1008 Balance billing prohibited. Payment by VA under 38 U.S.C. 1725 on behalf of a veteran...

  2. 38 CFR 17.1008 - Balance billing prohibited.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Balance billing prohibited. 17.1008 Section 17.1008 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS... Facilities § 17.1008 Balance billing prohibited. Payment by VA under 38 U.S.C. 1725 on behalf of a veteran...

  3. 38 CFR 17.1008 - Balance billing prohibited.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Balance billing prohibited. 17.1008 Section 17.1008 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS... Facilities § 17.1008 Balance billing prohibited. Payment by VA under 38 U.S.C. 1725 on behalf of a veteran...

  4. 38 CFR 17.1008 - Balance billing prohibited.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Balance billing prohibited. 17.1008 Section 17.1008 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS... Facilities § 17.1008 Balance billing prohibited. Payment by VA under 38 U.S.C. 1725 on behalf of a veteran...

  5. 38 CFR 17.1008 - Balance billing prohibited.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Balance billing prohibited. 17.1008 Section 17.1008 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS... Facilities § 17.1008 Balance billing prohibited. Payment by VA under 38 U.S.C. 1725 on behalf of a veteran...

  6. 47 CFR 64.2401 - Truth-in-Billing Requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... this option at the point of sale, on each telephone bill, and on each carrier's Web site. Effective... bills shall be clearly organized, and must comply with the following requirements: (1) The name of the... for non-telecommunications services must place those charges in a distinct section of the...

  7. 18 CFR 420.33 - Payment of bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Payment of bills. 420.33 Section 420.33 Conservation of Power and Water Resources DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL BASIN REGULATIONS-WATER SUPPLY CHARGES Entitlement; Measurement; Billing § 420.33...

  8. That Delicate Balance II: Our Bill of Rights. Instructor's Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kaplan, Howard, Ed.

    This instructor's guide assists secondary social studies educators in making effective use of the five-part video series, "That Delicate Balance II: Our Bill of Rights." In the tradition of "The Constitution: That Delicate Balance," the series introduces students to the Bill of Rights and the controversies that have arisen over these rights. Led…

  9. 27 CFR 28.250 - Bills of lading required.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ....C. 5066)) Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting § 28.250, see the List of CFR... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Bills of lading required..., DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS EXPORTATION OF ALCOHOL Shipment or Delivery for Export Bills of...

  10. 27 CFR 28.250 - Bills of lading required.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ....C. 5066)) Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting § 28.250, see the List of CFR... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Bills of lading required..., DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS EXPORTATION OF ALCOHOL Shipment or Delivery for Export Bills of...

  11. 27 CFR 28.250 - Bills of lading required.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ....C. 5066)) Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting § 28.250, see the List of CFR... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Bills of lading required..., DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ALCOHOL EXPORTATION OF ALCOHOL Shipment or Delivery for Export Bills of...

  12. 15 CFR 200.114 - Fees and bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Fees and bills. 200.114 Section 200.114 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Commerce and Foreign Trade NATIONAL INSTITUTE..., PROCEDURES, AND FEES § 200.114 Fees and bills. (a) In accordance with 15 U.S.C. 271 et seq., fees are...

  13. 15 CFR 200.114 - Fees and bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Fees and bills. 200.114 Section 200.114 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Commerce and Foreign Trade NATIONAL INSTITUTE..., PROCEDURES, AND FEES § 200.114 Fees and bills. (a) In accordance with 15 U.S.C. 271 et seq., fees are...

  14. 27 CFR 28.250 - Bills of lading required.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ....C. 5066)) Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting § 28.250, see the List of CFR... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Bills of lading required..., DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LIQUORS EXPORTATION OF ALCOHOL Shipment or Delivery for Export Bills of...

  15. 15 CFR 200.114 - Fees and bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Fees and bills. 200.114 Section 200.114 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Commerce and Foreign Trade NATIONAL INSTITUTE..., PROCEDURES, AND FEES § 200.114 Fees and bills. (a) In accordance with 15 U.S.C. 271 et seq., fees are...

  16. 15 CFR 200.114 - Fees and bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Fees and bills. 200.114 Section 200.114 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Commerce and Foreign Trade NATIONAL INSTITUTE..., PROCEDURES, AND FEES § 200.114 Fees and bills. (a) In accordance with 15 U.S.C. 271 et seq., fees are...

  17. 27 CFR 28.250 - Bills of lading required.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ....C. 5066)) Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting § 28.250, see the List of CFR... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Bills of lading required..., DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ALCOHOL EXPORTATION OF ALCOHOL Shipment or Delivery for Export Bills of...

  18. 14 CFR 1215.115 - Payment and billing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2011-01-01 2010-01-01 true Payment and billing. 1215.115 Section 1215.115 Aeronautics and Space NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION TRACKING AND DATA RELAY SATELLITE SYSTEM (TDRSS) Use and Reimbursement Policy for Non-U.S. Government Users § 1215.115 Payment and billing. (a) To each user there will be...

  19. 42 CFR 71.11 - Bills of health.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Bills of health. 71.11 Section 71.11 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES QUARANTINE, INSPECTION, LICENSING FOREIGN QUARANTINE Measures at Foreign Ports § 71.11 Bills of health. A carrier at any foreign port clearing...

  20. 42 CFR 71.11 - Bills of health.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Bills of health. 71.11 Section 71.11 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES QUARANTINE, INSPECTION, LICENSING FOREIGN QUARANTINE Measures at Foreign Ports § 71.11 Bills of health. A carrier at any foreign port clearing...

  1. 42 CFR 71.11 - Bills of health.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Bills of health. 71.11 Section 71.11 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES QUARANTINE, INSPECTION, LICENSING FOREIGN QUARANTINE Measures at Foreign Ports § 71.11 Bills of health. A carrier at any foreign port clearing...

  2. 42 CFR 71.11 - Bills of health.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Bills of health. 71.11 Section 71.11 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES QUARANTINE, INSPECTION, LICENSING FOREIGN QUARANTINE Measures at Foreign Ports § 71.11 Bills of health. A carrier at any foreign port clearing...

  3. 42 CFR 71.11 - Bills of health.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Bills of health. 71.11 Section 71.11 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES QUARANTINE, INSPECTION, LICENSING FOREIGN QUARANTINE Measures at Foreign Ports § 71.11 Bills of health. A carrier at any foreign port clearing...

  4. 47 CFR 76.981 - Negative option billing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Negative option billing. 76.981 Section 76.981 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Cable Rate Regulation § 76.981 Negative option billing. (a) A cable...

  5. 47 CFR 76.981 - Negative option billing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Negative option billing. 76.981 Section 76.981 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Cable Rate Regulation § 76.981 Negative option billing. (a) A cable...

  6. 47 CFR 76.981 - Negative option billing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Negative option billing. 76.981 Section 76.981 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Cable Rate Regulation § 76.981 Negative option billing. (a) A cable...

  7. 47 CFR 76.981 - Negative option billing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Negative option billing. 76.981 Section 76.981 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Cable Rate Regulation § 76.981 Negative option billing. (a) A cable...

  8. 9 CFR 590.130 - Basis of billing plants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... of Service § 590.130 Basis of billing plants. Overtime and/or holiday services shall be billed to the official plant on the basis of each 15 minutes of overtime and/or holiday service performed by each... to duty on a day outside the established normal operating schedule or on a holiday, the...

  9. 9 CFR 590.130 - Basis of billing plants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... of Service § 590.130 Basis of billing plants. Overtime and/or holiday services shall be billed to the official plant on the basis of each 15 minutes of overtime and/or holiday service performed by each... to duty on a day outside the established normal operating schedule or on a holiday, the...

  10. 9 CFR 590.130 - Basis of billing plants.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... of Service § 590.130 Basis of billing plants. Overtime and/or holiday services shall be billed to the official plant on the basis of each 15 minutes of overtime and/or holiday service performed by each... to duty on a day outside the established normal operating schedule or on a holiday, the...

  11. 29 CFR 1205.2 - Employees' Bill of Rights.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 4 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Employees' Bill of Rights. 1205.2 Section 1205.2 Labor... Employees' Bill of Rights. The provisions of the third, fourth, and fifth paragraphs of section 2 are by law... provisions the employees are guaranteed the right to organize without interference of management, the...

  12. 29 CFR 1205.2 - Employees' Bill of Rights.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 4 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Employees' Bill of Rights. 1205.2 Section 1205.2 Labor... Employees' Bill of Rights. The provisions of the third, fourth, and fifth paragraphs of section 2 are by law... provisions the employees are guaranteed the right to organize without interference of management, the...

  13. 29 CFR 1205.2 - Employees' Bill of Rights.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 4 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Employees' Bill of Rights. 1205.2 Section 1205.2 Labor... Employees' Bill of Rights. The provisions of the third, fourth, and fifth paragraphs of section 2 are by law... provisions the employees are guaranteed the right to organize without interference of management, the...

  14. 29 CFR 1205.2 - Employees' Bill of Rights.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Employees' Bill of Rights. 1205.2 Section 1205.2 Labor... Employees' Bill of Rights. The provisions of the third, fourth, and fifth paragraphs of section 2 are by law... provisions the employees are guaranteed the right to organize without interference of management, the...

  15. 29 CFR 1205.2 - Employees' Bill of Rights.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 4 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Employees' Bill of Rights. 1205.2 Section 1205.2 Labor... Employees' Bill of Rights. The provisions of the third, fourth, and fifth paragraphs of section 2 are by law... provisions the employees are guaranteed the right to organize without interference of management, the...

  16. 14 CFR 1215.115 - Payment and billing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... billing. (a) The procedure for billing and payment of standard TDRSS services is as follows: (1) NASA... shall be scheduled to keep pace with the rate at which NASA anticipates incurring costs. NASA will provide a Customer Budget/Estimate (CBE) for services rendered nominally 60-90 days in advance, or...

  17. 14 CFR § 1215.115 - Payment and billing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... billing. (a) The procedure for billing and payment of standard TDRSS services is as follows: (1) NASA... shall be scheduled to keep pace with the rate at which NASA anticipates incurring costs. NASA will provide a Customer Budget/Estimate (CBE) for services rendered nominally 60-90 days in advance, or...

  18. Geographic variation in the yellow-billed cuckoo

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Banks, R.C.

    1988-01-01

    Populations of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coocyzus americanus, west of the Rocky Mountains have average wing lengths slightly greater than those of eastern North America, but the difference is not sufficient for taxonomic recognition. There is no geographically oriented variation in bill size or color, and the species is best considered monotypic.

  19. Community Colleges: Key to Vietnam Era GI Bill Shortfall.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Horan, J. Michael

    The Vietnam Era GI Bill was clearly influenced by the social and educational success of World War II veterans, but also reflected the policy objectives of equity and access of the 1960's. A 1987 monograph by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reported that 60% of all Vietnam Era veterans received some training benefit from the GI Bill, but…

  20. 31 CFR 206.3 - Billing policy and procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Billing policy and procedures. 206.3 Section 206.3 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance (Continued) FISCAL..., DISBURSEMENTS, AND OPERATION OF THE CASH MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENTS FUND § 206.3 Billing policy and procedures....

  1. 37 CFR 251.38 - Billing and commitment to standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... PROCEDURE Standards of Conduct § 251.38 Billing and commitment to standards. (a) Arbitrators are bound by... be listed under § 251.3, and shall not bill in excess of their proposed charges. (b) Arbitrators... case of an arbitrator who resides outside the Washington, DC metropolitan area, for travel,...

  2. U.S.: PEPFAR reauthorization bills pass House, Senate committee.

    PubMed

    Dolinsky, Anna

    2008-07-01

    On 2 April 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill (H.R. 5501) to reauthorize the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The House bill would authorize the appropriation of US$50 billion over the next five years--40 percent more than the US$30 billion requested by President George W. Bush.

  3. 47 CFR 76.1619 - Information on subscriber bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Information on subscriber bills. 76.1619 Section 76.1619 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Notices § 76.1619 Information on subscriber bills....

  4. 47 CFR 76.1619 - Information on subscriber bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Information on subscriber bills. 76.1619 Section 76.1619 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Notices § 76.1619 Information on subscriber bills....

  5. 47 CFR 76.1619 - Information on subscriber bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Information on subscriber bills. 76.1619 Section 76.1619 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Notices § 76.1619 Information on subscriber bills....

  6. 47 CFR 76.1619 - Information on subscriber bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Information on subscriber bills. 76.1619 Section 76.1619 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Notices § 76.1619 Information on subscriber bills....

  7. 47 CFR 76.1619 - Information on subscriber bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Information on subscriber bills. 76.1619 Section 76.1619 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) BROADCAST RADIO SERVICES MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE Notices § 76.1619 Information on subscriber bills....

  8. 12 CFR 226.13 - Billing error resolution.27

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ..., 12 CFR 205.11 governing error resolution rather than those of paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (e), (f), and...) Definition of billing error. For purposes of this section, the term billing error means: (1) A reflection on... credit plan. (2) A reflection on or with a periodic statement of an extension of credit that is...

  9. 12 CFR 226.13 - Billing error resolution.27

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ..., 12 CFR 205.11 governing error resolution rather than those of paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (e), (f), and...) Definition of billing error. For purposes of this section, the term billing error means: (1) A reflection on... credit plan. (2) A reflection on or with a periodic statement of an extension of credit that is...

  10. Technology Adoption: an Interaction Perspective

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sitorus, Hotna M.; Govindaraju, Rajesri; Wiratmadja, I. I.; Sudirman, Iman

    2016-02-01

    The success of a new technology depends on how well it is accepted by its intended users. Many technologies face the problem of low adoption rate, despite the benefits. An understanding of what makes people accept or reject a new technology can help speed up the adoption rate. This paper presents a framework for technology adoption based on an interactive perspective, resulting from a literature study on technology adoption. In studying technology adoption, it is necessary to consider the interactions among elements involved in the system, for these interactions may generate new characteristics or new relationships. The interactions among elements in a system adoption have not received sufficient consideration in previous studies of technology adoption. Based on the proposed interaction perspective, technology adoption is elaborated by examining interactions among the individual (i.e. the user or prospective user), the technology, the task and the environment. The framework is formulated by adopting several theories, including Perceived Characteristics of Innovating, Diffusion of Innovation Theory, Technology Acceptance Model, Task-Technology Fit and usability theory. The proposed framework is illustrated in the context of mobile banking adoption. It is aimed to offer a better understanding of determinants of technology adoption in various contexts, including technology in manufacturing systems.

  11. How sailfish use their bills to capture schooling prey.

    PubMed

    Domenici, P; Wilson, A D M; Kurvers, R H J M; Marras, S; Herbert-Read, J E; Steffensen, J F; Krause, S; Viblanc, P E; Couillaud, P; Krause, J

    2014-06-01

    The istiophorid family of billfishes is characterized by an extended rostrum or 'bill'. While various functions (e.g. foraging and hydrodynamic benefits) have been proposed for this structure, until now no study has directly investigated the mechanisms by which billfishes use their rostrum to feed on prey. Here, we present the first unequivocal evidence of how the bill is used by Atlantic sailfish (Istiophorus albicans) to attack schooling sardines in the open ocean. Using high-speed video-analysis, we show that (i) sailfish manage to insert their bill into sardine schools without eliciting an evasive response and (ii) subsequently use their bill to either tap on individual prey targets or to slash through the school with powerful lateral motions characterized by one of the highest accelerations ever recorded in an aquatic vertebrate. Our results demonstrate that the combination of stealth and rapid motion make the sailfish bill an extremely effective feeding adaptation for capturing schooling prey. PMID:24759865

  12. Intercountry versus Transracial Adoption: Analysis of Adoptive Parents' Motivations and Preferences in Adoption

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zhang, Yuanting; Lee, Gary R.

    2011-01-01

    The United States is one of the major baby-receiving countries in the world. Relatively little research has focused on why there is such a high demand for intercountry adoption. Using in-depth qualitative interviews with adoptive parents, the authors explored the reasons why Americans prefer to adopt foreign-born children instead of adopting…

  13. 46 CFR 67.527 - Application for filing and recording bills of sale and instruments in the nature of a bill of sale.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... instruments in the nature of a bill of sale. 67.527 Section 67.527 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF....527 Application for filing and recording bills of sale and instruments in the nature of a bill of sale. An application fee is charged for filing and recording bills of sale and instruments in the nature...

  14. 46 CFR 67.527 - Application for filing and recording bills of sale and instruments in the nature of a bill of sale.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... instruments in the nature of a bill of sale. 67.527 Section 67.527 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF....527 Application for filing and recording bills of sale and instruments in the nature of a bill of sale. An application fee is charged for filing and recording bills of sale and instruments in the nature...

  15. 46 CFR 67.527 - Application for filing and recording bills of sale and instruments in the nature of a bill of sale.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... instruments in the nature of a bill of sale. 67.527 Section 67.527 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF....527 Application for filing and recording bills of sale and instruments in the nature of a bill of sale. An application fee is charged for filing and recording bills of sale and instruments in the nature...

  16. 46 CFR 67.527 - Application for filing and recording bills of sale and instruments in the nature of a bill of sale.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... instruments in the nature of a bill of sale. 67.527 Section 67.527 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF....527 Application for filing and recording bills of sale and instruments in the nature of a bill of sale. An application fee is charged for filing and recording bills of sale and instruments in the nature...

  17. 46 CFR 67.527 - Application for filing and recording bills of sale and instruments in the nature of a bill of sale.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... instruments in the nature of a bill of sale. 67.527 Section 67.527 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF....527 Application for filing and recording bills of sale and instruments in the nature of a bill of sale. An application fee is charged for filing and recording bills of sale and instruments in the nature...

  18. Heritage Adoption Lessons Learned: Cover Deployment and Latch Mechanism

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Wincentsen, James

    2006-01-01

    Within JPL, there is a technology thrust need to develop a larger Cover Deployment and Latch Mechanism (CDLM) for future missions. The approach taken was to adopt and scale the CDLM design as used on the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) project. The three separate mechanisms that comprise the CDLM will be discussed in this paper in addition to a focus on heritage adoption lessons learned and specific examples. These lessons learned will be valuable to any project considering the use of heritage designs.

  19. What Constitutes Adoption of the Web: A Methodological Problem in Assessing Adoption of the World Wide Web for Electronic Commerce.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    White, Marilyn Domas; Abels, Eileen G.; Gordon-Murnane, Laura

    1998-01-01

    Reports on methodological developments in a project to assess the adoption of the Web by publishers of business information for electronic commerce. Describes the approach used on a sample of 20 business publishers to identify five clusters of publishers ranging from traditionalist to innovator. Distinguishes between adopters and nonadopters of…

  20. Administrator Goldin and Bill Readdy inspect Discovery

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1999-01-01

    NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin (left) and Director of Space Shuttle Operations Bill Readdy look at the underside of the orbiter Discovery after the end of mission STS-96. Discovery touched down on KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility Runway 15 to complete the 9-day, 19-hour, 13-minute and 1-second long mission. Main gear touchdown was at 2:02:43 EDT June 6 , landing on orbit 154 of the mission. Nose gear touchdown was at 2:02:59 a.m. EDT, and the wheels stopped at 2:03:39 a.m. EDT. At the controls were Commander Kent V. Rominger and Pilot Rick D. Husband. Also onboard the orbiter were Mission Specialists Ellen Ochoa (Ph.D.), Tamara E. Jernigan (Ph.D.), Daniel S. Barry (M.D., Ph.D.), Julie Payette and Valery Ivanovich Tokarev. Payette represents the Canadian Space Agency and Tokarev the Russian Space Agency. The crew returned from the second flight to the International Space Station on a logistics and resupply mission. This was the 94th flight in the Space Shuttle program and the 26th for Discovery, also marking the 47th at KSC, the 24th in the last 25 missions, 11th at night, and the 18th consecutive landing in Florida.

  1. National uranium resource evaluation: Billings Quadrangle, Montana

    SciTech Connect

    Warchola, R.J.; Stockton, T.J.

    1982-05-01

    Five environments in the Billings Quadrangle are favorable for the occurrence of uranium deposits that could contain at least 100 tons U/sub 3/O/sub 8/ in rocks that have an average grade of not less than 100 ppM U/sub 3/O/sup 8/. The Mississippian Madison Limestone of the Pryor Mountains, a favorable environment for limestone-type deposits, contains a small mining district that has produced over 110,000 pounds of U/sub 3/O/sub 8/. The Cambrian Flathead Sandstone along the eastern flanks of the Beartooth Mountains is favorable for unconformity-related deposits; the area contains several uranium occurrences. The Pennsylvanian Tensleep Sandstone along the southern flanks of the Pryor Mountains is a favorable environment for Texas roll-type deposits because of lithology, structure, depositional environment, and proximity to a potential source area. The Cretaceous Lakota and Virgelle Sandstones exhibit the lithology, permeability, and volume to host sandstone-type uranium deposits. All other environments in the quadrangle are unfavorable or unevaluated.

  2. High spectral resolution image of Barnacle Bill

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1997-01-01

    The rover Sojourner's first target for measurement by the Alpha-Proton-Xray Spectrometer (APXS) was the rock named Barnacle Bill, located close to the ramp down which the rover made its egress from the lander. The full spectral capability of the Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP), consisting of 13 wavelength filters, was used to characterize the rock's surface. The measured area is relatively dark, and is shown in blue. Nearby on the rock surface, soil material is trapped in pits (shown in red).

    Mars Pathfinder is the second in NASA's Discovery program of low-cost spacecraft with highly focused science goals. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, developed and manages the Mars Pathfinder mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. The Imager for Mars Pathfinder (IMP) was developed by the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory under contract to JPL. Peter Smith is the Principal Investigator. JPL is an operating division of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

  3. Adoption and Assisted Reproduction. Adoption and Ethics, Volume 4.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Freundlich, Madelyn

    The controversies in adoption have extended across a spectrum of policy and practice issues, and although the issues have become clear, resolution has not been achieved nor has consensus developed regarding a framework on which to improve the quality of adoption policy and practice. This book is the fourth in a series to use an ethics-based…

  4. The Market Forces in Adoption. Adoption and Ethics, Volume 2.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Freundlich, Madelyn

    The controversies in adoption have extended across a spectrum of policy and practice issues, and although the issues have become clear, resolution has not been achieved nor has consensus developed regarding a framework on which to improve the quality of adoption policy and practice. This book is the second in a series to use an ethics-based…

  5. Homosexuality and adoption in Brazil.

    PubMed

    Uziel, A P

    2001-11-01

    Western societies are undergoing legal and policy changes in relation to laws governing the family, marital status, sexual orientation and the welfare of children, including in Brazil where, in the 1990s, the rights of homosexuals were incorporated into ongoing debates about what constitutes a family. This paper discusses the issue of adoption of children by homosexual men in Brazil, using information from court records from 1995-2000 in Rio de Janeiro, and from interviews with two judges, five psychologists and four social workers who evaluate those wishing to adopt. It uses the case records of one man's application to adopt, in which homosexuality became a central issue. Both the construction of masculinity in relation to parenting and concepts of the family were the parameters upon which the decision to allow him to adopt or not depended. Because the legislation does not specify what the sexual orientation of would-be adoptive parents should be, it is possible for single persons to adopt if they show they can be good parents. As more single people, alone or in couples, seek to adopt, it is important to clarify the criteria for judicial decisions on adoption applications. A dialogue is therefore needed on the meaning of family and whether and how it relates to sexual orientation. It is only on this basis that the courts can take a clear decision as to whether being homosexual is a relevant issue in regard to applications to adopt or not.

  6. S. 2041: A Bill to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act, Introduced in the Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session, May 7, 1998

    SciTech Connect

    1998-12-31

    The purpose of this bill is to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the design, planning, and construction of the Willow Lake Natural Treatment System Project for the reclamation and reuse of water, and for other purposes. The Federal share of the cost of a project described in subsection (a) shall not exceed 25% of the total cost.

  7. Interorganizational Systems Adoption: A Socio-Technical Perspective

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bunker, Deborah; Kautz, Karlheinz; Pyne, Clayton

    This paper discusses a case study of an electronic data interchange (EDI) interorganizational system (IOS) adoption project between two organizations (ProvideCo and BuildCo) highlighting that IOS adoption is not only technological in nature and orientation but that organizational factors also play their part. As a result of the case analysis and key findings, an interorganizational collaboration model (Barratt 2004) is amended to explain and highlight the effect of organizational factors on IOS adoption. The amended model includes the relationship of technology (IOS) adoption to cross-functional collaborative activities and risk, power, opportunism, and trust.

  8. The Impact of Rate Design and Net Metering on the Bill Savings from Distributed PV for Residential Customers in California

    SciTech Connect

    Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley; Darghouth, Naim R.; Barbose, Galen; Wiser, Ryan

    2011-06-01

    Net metering has become a widespread mechanism in the U.S. for supporting customer adoption of distributed photovoltaics (PV), but has faced challenges as PV installations grow to a larger share of generation in a number of states. This paper examines the value of the bill savings that customers receive under net metering, and the associated role of retail rate design, based on a sample of approximately two hundred residential customers of California's two largest electric utilities. We find that the bill savings per kWh of PV electricity generated varies by more than a factor of four across the customers in the sample, which is largely attributable to the inclining block structure of the utilities' residential retail rates. We also compare the bill savings under net metering to that received under three potential alternative compensation mechanisms, based on California's Market Price Referent (MPR). We find that net metering provides significantly greater bill savings than a full MPR-based feed-in tariff, but only modestly greater savings than alternative mechanisms under which hourly or monthly net excess generation is compensated at the MPR rate.

  9. Evaluating local policy adoption campaigns in California: Tobacco Retail License (TRL) adoption.

    PubMed

    Satterlund, Travis D; Treiber, Jeanette; Haun, Sue; Cassady, Diana

    2014-06-01

    As part of its state-wide "denormalization" campaign, the California Tobacco Control Program has funded local tobacco control projects to secure tobacco retail licenses (TRLs) in their communities. TRL policies generate funding by requiring tobacco retailers within a jurisdiction to obtain a license, which is in addition to the state license that tobacco retailers are legally required to purchase to sell tobacco products. The funding provided by TRLs enables local law enforcement to carry out inspection and enforcement operations. This paper examines the unique processes by which local project campaigns attempt to get TRL policies adopted in communities across the State of California. Twenty-two local projects submitted final evaluation reports pertaining to the adoption of TRLs, and the reports from these projects form the basis of the analysis. Successful campaigns tended to include the following strategies: (1) determining policy readiness; (2) gathering local data; (3) identifying and working with a "champion"; (4) building relationships with local law enforcement agencies and decision makers; and (5) educating community and decision makers. The major challenges faced by local projects included budget cuts and staffing issues, concern about creating an unfavorable environment for business by imposing more regulations and fees, and complaints about using law enforcement resources for tobacco control in light of more "pressing" public safety issues. These challenges proved difficult for local projects to overcome, and also highlight the need for projects to create and carry out strong but flexible tactical plans that incorporate the aforementioned strategies.

  10. Stories of Aboriginal Transracial Adoption

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nuttgens, Simon

    2013-01-01

    Despite the significant number of transracial Aboriginal adoptions that have taken place in Canada, little research is available that addresses the psychological and psychosocial ramifications for the children involved. The scant literature that does exist raises concerns about the psychological impact of this type of adoption. The present…

  11. The Temporal Context of Adoption.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pontius, Steven K.

    This paper analyzes the amount of time required by farmers in four villages on the western edge of the central plain of Thailand to adopt four agricultural innovations--fertilizer, herbicide, insecticide, and fungicide. The general objective is to help researchers interested in the relationship of the adoption of new ideas to economic development…

  12. Adopting Children with Attachment Problems.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hughes, Daniel A.

    1999-01-01

    Notes that attachment behavior in infants is a facet of normal child development, and that children with attachment problems require special attention during and after the adoption process. Presents actions needed to increase the probability that such children can be successfully adopted, detailed attachment patterns, and parenting strategies and…

  13. Faculty Adoption of Educational Technology

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moser, Franziska Zellweger

    2007-01-01

    Although faculty support has been identified as a critical factor in the success of educational-technology programs, many people involved in such efforts underestimate the complexities of integrating technology into teaching. In this article, the author proposes an adoption cycle to help tackle the complex issue of technology adoption for…

  14. Characteristics of adopted juvenile delinquents.

    PubMed

    Kim, W J; Zrull, J P; Davenport, C W; Weaver, M

    1992-05-01

    There have been many reports describing the uniqueness of adopted children and adolescents' delinquent behaviors in terms of both their delinquent characteristics and courts' treatment of them. A total of 43 adopted juveniles, 32 extrafamilial (1.0%) and 11 intrafamilial (0.3%) adoptions were initially identified out of 3,280 juvenile delinquents. The adopted subjects were then compared with the demographically matched and offense matched nonadopted subjects. The family variables, such as marital and employment status of parents, were significantly different. However, there were only a few discernible trends, and in general there were no significant differences between the adopted and nonadopted juveniles in terms of their offense characteristics and dispositions. PMID:1592787

  15. A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND

    2013-03-14

    03/18/2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 29. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  16. A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND

    2012-09-20

    09/21/2012 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 533. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  17. 78 FR 76719 - Bill of Rights Day, 2013

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    2013-12-18

    ... hundred and thirty- eighth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2013-30277 Filed 12-17-13; 11:15 am] Billing code... among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.'' They understood that while these...

  18. A bill to provide for a sequester replacement.

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK

    2013-02-27

    02/28/2013 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S991) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  19. A bill to provide for a sequester replacement.

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK

    2013-04-24

    04/25/2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 65. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  20. 18. CASHIER & BILLING OFFICE, LOWER FLOOR, ADMINISTRATIVE AREA. VIEW ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    18. CASHIER & BILLING OFFICE, LOWER FLOOR, ADMINISTRATIVE AREA. VIEW TO WEST. - Ford Motor Company Long Beach Assembly Plant, Assembly Building, 700 Henry Ford Avenue, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA

  1. A bill for the relief of Claudia Marquez Rico.

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA

    2013-03-18

    03/18/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1899) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  2. A bill for the relief of Claudia Marquez Rico.

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA

    2011-03-02

    03/02/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1139) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  3. A bill for the relief of Shirley Constantino Tan.

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA

    2011-03-02

    03/02/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1133) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  4. A bill for the relief of Shirley Constantino Tan.

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA

    2013-03-18

    03/18/2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1903) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  5. Suggested Sources for Teaching about the Bill of Rights.

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    Pahl, Ronald H.

    1991-01-01

    Provides an annotated bibliography of materials for use in teaching about the Bill of Rights. Includes items selected for their breadth of instructional techniques, variety of sources, and uniqueness. States prices and directions for obtaining the materials. (SG)

  6. Doctors say privacy protections lacking in House bill.

    PubMed

    1999-08-01

    Legislation that may endanger patients' medical privacy was passed by the House of Representatives as an attachment to the Financial Services Act (H.R. 10). This act would replace outdated laws separating commercial banking from investment banking. Ambiguities in the medical privacy provisions raise questions on whether existing State laws will supersede this new bill or render it obsolete. Doctor's groups maintain that a clause in the bill will allow health-care insurers to disclose a patient's medical records to third parties, without the patient's permission. Those that challenge the bill are concerned that companies will use this health information to disqualify customers from obtaining financial services. Differences in interpretations of the bill will be resolved in a House-Senate conference committee. PMID:11367005

  7. 36. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING BILL KEYS CLEANING UP AFTER THE ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    36. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING BILL KEYS CLEANING UP AFTER THE MILL RUN (NOTE SCREEN FROM MORTAR SETTING ON TABLE, STAMPS ARE HUNG UP). - Wall Street Gold Mill, Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino County, CA

  8. 48 CFR 1852.247-73 - Bills of Lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... ADMINISTRATION CLAUSES AND FORMS SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES Texts of Provisions and Clauses... bills of lading (GBLs). As used in this clause, “domestic overseas” means non-continental United...

  9. A bill to reduce prescription drug misuse and abuse.

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM

    2013-11-06

    05/14/2014 Committee on United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. Hearings held. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  10. Pay Your Bills or Lose Your Pay Act of 2013

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA

    2013-06-12

    06/12/2013 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:

  11. A bill to provide for debt limit extensions.

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Reid, Harry [D-NV

    2012-12-06

    12/10/2012 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 560. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  12. US bill seeks to overturn NIH research-archiving rule

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gwynne, Peter

    2012-03-01

    A bipartisan bill introduced in the US House of Representatives aims to reverse 2008 legislation that requires recipients of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants to make copies of their peer-reviewed papers freely available online.

  13. How sailfish use their bills to capture schooling prey

    PubMed Central

    Domenici, P.; Wilson, A. D. M.; Kurvers, R. H. J. M.; Marras, S.; Herbert-Read, J. E.; Steffensen, J. F.; Krause, S.; Viblanc, P. E.; Couillaud, P.; Krause, J.

    2014-01-01

    The istiophorid family of billfishes is characterized by an extended rostrum or ‘bill’. While various functions (e.g. foraging and hydrodynamic benefits) have been proposed for this structure, until now no study has directly investigated the mechanisms by which billfishes use their rostrum to feed on prey. Here, we present the first unequivocal evidence of how the bill is used by Atlantic sailfish (Istiophorus albicans) to attack schooling sardines in the open ocean. Using high-speed video-analysis, we show that (i) sailfish manage to insert their bill into sardine schools without eliciting an evasive response and (ii) subsequently use their bill to either tap on individual prey targets or to slash through the school with powerful lateral motions characterized by one of the highest accelerations ever recorded in an aquatic vertebrate. Our results demonstrate that the combination of stealth and rapid motion make the sailfish bill an extremely effective feeding adaptation for capturing schooling prey. PMID:24759865

  14. A bill to create equal footing for tribal economic development.

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Reid, Harry [D-NV

    2012-12-04

    12/04/2012 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S7403) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  15. A bill for the relief of Jacqueline W. Coats.

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA

    2011-03-02

    03/02/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1138) (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  16. Even 'Good' Insurance Comes with Hidden Hospital Bills

    MedlinePlus

    ... medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_159575.html Even 'Good' Insurance Comes With Hidden Hospital Bills Average out-of- ... June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Quality private health insurance is no protection against large out-of-pocket ...

  17. 29 CFR 452.7 - Bill of Rights, title I.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... enforcement of title I rights, as such, is limited to civil suit in a district court of the United States by... 29 Labor 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Bill of Rights, title I. 452.7 Section 452.7 Labor... DISCLOSURE ACT OF 1959 Other Provisions of the Act Affecting Title IV § 452.7 Bill of Rights, title......

  18. A method of billing third generation computer users

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Anderson, P. N.; Hyter, D. R.

    1973-01-01

    A method is presented for charging users for the processing of their applications on third generation digital computer systems is presented. For background purposes, problems and goals in billing on third generation systems are discussed. Detailed formulas are derived based on expected utilization and computer component cost. These formulas are then applied to a specific computer system (UNIVAC 1108). The method, although possessing some weaknesses, is presented as a definite improvement over use of second generation billing methods.

  19. A Bill that Took Longer than a Bachelor's Degree

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Field, Kelly

    2008-01-01

    It took five years, dozens of drafts, and a total of 14 extensions, but Congress last week was finally on the verge of passing a bill to renew the Higher Education Act, the major law governing federal student aid. The bill, after approval by the U.S. House of Representatives, was headed to the Senate, where a final vote was planned for late last…

  20. Funding bill contains extra spending on HIV care programs.

    PubMed

    1998-10-30

    Congress is working on an omnibus appropriations bill which will fund key government programs, including AIDS-related programs. The 3000 page bill increases funding for the Ryan White CARE Act, partially due to a need by AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs). In addition, AIDS Action and the Congressional Black Caucus secured $100 million in funding for programs targeting the African-American community. Other possible changes in funding are presented.

  1. Hackers ring up big phone bills for hospitals.

    PubMed

    Gardner, E

    1992-11-01

    A big telephone bill--possibly in six figures--can be a painful way for a hospital to find out its phone system isn't secure. When unusually large long-distance bills start to show up, chances are a professional telephone hacker has broken in. According to experts, one in 15 businesses has been victimized by long-distance toll fraud, and loss estimates range from $900 million to $4 billion a year.

  2. Comparison groups on bills: Automated, personalized energy information

    SciTech Connect

    Iyer, Maithili; Kempton, Willett; Payne, Christopher

    2006-07-01

    A program called ``Innovative Billing?? has been developed to provide individualized energy information for a mass audience?the entireresidential customer base of an electric or gas utility. Customers receive a graph on the bill that compares that customer?s consumption with othersimilar customers for the same month. The program aims to stimulate customers to make ef?ciency improvements. To group as many as severalmillion customers into small ``comparison groups??, an automated method must be developed drawing solely from the data available to the utility.This paper develops and applies methods to compare the quality of resulting comparison groups.A data base of 114,000 customers from a utility billing system was used to evaluate Innovative Billing comparison groups, comparing fouralternative criteria: house characteristics (?oor area, housing type, and heating fuel); street; meter read route; billing cycle. Also, customers wereinterviewed to see what forms of comparison graphs made most sense and led to fewest errors of interpretation. We ?nd that good qualitycomparison groups result from using street name, meter book, or multiple house characteristics. Other criteria we tested, such as entire cycle, entiremeter book, or single house characteristics such as ?oor area, resulted in poor quality comparison groups. This analysis provides a basis forchoosing comparison groups based on extensive user testing and statistical analysis. The result is a practical set of guidelines that can be used toimplement realistic, inexpensive innovative billing for the entire customer base of an electric or gas utility.

  3. AIDS bills remain in limbo as lawmakers ponder Clinton's fate.

    PubMed

    1998-10-01

    Due to the distractions caused by the possible presidential impeachment and by the upcoming re-election campaigns of current lawmakers, Congress may postpone the approval of funding for key legislation that affects a number of HIV prevention, research, and care programs. The current status of several bills is presented. The House and Senate versions of the Labor/Health and Human Services bill show discrepancies regarding the amount of money that should be allocated to the Ryan White CARE Act, to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) programs, and to research at the National Institutes of Health. Another bill debates whether there should be an increase in funding for the Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS program, which is part of the Veterans Affairs/Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. Two other bills that are being discussed include a bill that may bar the use of government funds for needle-exchange programs (H.R. 3717 and H.R. 4380) and the Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief Fund Act, which may allow compensation for hemophiliacs that contracted HIV through contaminated blood-clotting medicines.

  4. AIDS bills remain in limbo as lawmakers ponder Clinton's fate.

    PubMed

    1998-10-01

    Due to the distractions caused by the possible presidential impeachment and by the upcoming re-election campaigns of current lawmakers, Congress may postpone the approval of funding for key legislation that affects a number of HIV prevention, research, and care programs. The current status of several bills is presented. The House and Senate versions of the Labor/Health and Human Services bill show discrepancies regarding the amount of money that should be allocated to the Ryan White CARE Act, to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) programs, and to research at the National Institutes of Health. Another bill debates whether there should be an increase in funding for the Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS program, which is part of the Veterans Affairs/Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. Two other bills that are being discussed include a bill that may bar the use of government funds for needle-exchange programs (H.R. 3717 and H.R. 4380) and the Ricky Ray Hemophilia Relief Fund Act, which may allow compensation for hemophiliacs that contracted HIV through contaminated blood-clotting medicines. PMID:11365928

  5. The Impact of Rate Design and Net Metering on the Bill Savings from Distributed PV for Residential Customers in California

    SciTech Connect

    Darghouth, Naim; Barbose, Galen; Wiser, Ryan

    2010-03-30

    Net metering has become a widespread policy in the U.S. for supporting distributed photovoltaics (PV) adoption. Though specific design details vary, net metering allows customers with PV to reduce their electric bills by offsetting their consumption with PV generation, independent of the timing of the generation relative to consumption - in effect, compensating the PV generation at retail electricity rates (Rose et al. 2009). While net metering has played an important role in jump-starting the residential PV market in the U.S., challenges to net metering policies have emerged in a number of states and contexts, and alternative compensation methods are under consideration. Moreover, one inherent feature of net metering is that the value of the utility bill savings it provides to customers with PV depends heavily on the structure of the underlying retail electricity rate, as well as on the characteristics of the customer and PV system. Consequently, the value of net metering - and the impact of moving to alternative compensation mechanisms - can vary substantially from one customer to the next. For these reasons, it is important for policymakers and others that seek to support the development of distributed PV to understand both how the bill savings varies under net metering, and how the bill savings under net metering compares to other possible compensation mechanisms. To advance this understanding, we analyze the bill savings from PV for residential customers of California's two largest electric utilities, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE). The analysis is based on hourly load data from a sample of 215 residential customers located in the service territories of the two utilities, matched with simulated hourly PV production for the same time period based on data from the nearest of 73 weather stations in the state.

  6. 49 CFR Appendix A to Part 1035 - Uniform Straight Bill of Lading

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 8 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Uniform Straight Bill of Lading A Appendix A to... TRANSPORTATION BOARD, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS BILLS OF LADING Pt. 1035, App. A Appendix A to Part 1035—Uniform Straight Bill of Lading Uniform Straight Bill of Lading...

  7. 49 CFR Appendix A to Part 1035 - Uniform Straight Bill of Lading

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 8 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Uniform Straight Bill of Lading A Appendix A to... TRANSPORTATION BOARD, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS BILLS OF LADING Pt. 1035, App. A Appendix A to Part 1035—Uniform Straight Bill of Lading Uniform Straight Bill of Lading...

  8. 20 CFR 30.701 - How are medical bills to be submitted?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2013-04-01 2012-04-01 true How are medical bills to be submitted? 30.701... Providers Medical Records and Bills § 30.701 How are medical bills to be submitted? (a) All charges for...), Form OWCP-04 or UB-04 (for hospitals), an electronic or paper-based bill that includes required...

  9. 31 CFR 256.60 - How do I get paid for a Private Relief Bill?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... Bill? 256.60 Section 256.60 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance... THE JUDGMENT FUND AND UNDER PRIVATE RELIEF BILLS Private Relief Bills § 256.60 How do I get paid for a Private Relief Bill? You may apply for payment by sending a request letter along with...

  10. 20 CFR 10.336 - What are the time frames for submitting bills?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false What are the time frames for submitting bills...' COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED Medical and Related Benefits Medical Bills § 10.336 What are the time frames for submitting bills? To be considered for payment, bills must be submitted by the end of the calendar year...

  11. 31 CFR 309.5 - Acceptance of Treasury bills for various purposes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance:Treasury 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Acceptance of Treasury bills for... TREASURY BILLS § 309.5 Acceptance of Treasury bills for various purposes. (a) Acceptable as security for public deposits. Treasury bills will be acceptable at maturity value to secure deposits of public...

  12. 27 CFR 28.252 - Air express or freight bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... bills of lading. 28.252 Section 28.252 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX... Export Bills of Lading § 28.252 Air express or freight bills of lading. Where the exportation is made by air express or air freight, a bill of lading issued by the conveying airline is considered for...

  13. 49 CFR Appendix A to Part 1035 - Uniform Straight Bill of Lading

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 8 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Uniform Straight Bill of Lading A Appendix A to... TRANSPORTATION BOARD, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS BILLS OF LADING Pt. 1035, App. A Appendix A to Part 1035—Uniform Straight Bill of Lading Uniform Straight Bill of Lading...

  14. 49 CFR 377.207 - Effect of mailing freight bills or payments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Effect of mailing freight bills or payments. 377... Common Carriers, and Household Goods Freight Forwarders § 377.207 Effect of mailing freight bills or payments. (a) Presentation of freight bills by mail. When carriers present freight bills by mail, the...

  15. 20 CFR 30.701 - How are medical bills to be submitted?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2014-04-01 2012-04-01 true How are medical bills to be submitted? 30.701... Providers Medical Records and Bills § 30.701 How are medical bills to be submitted? (a) All charges for...), Form OWCP-04 or UB-04 (for hospitals), an electronic or paper-based bill that includes required...

  16. 20 CFR 30.703 - What are the time limitations on OWCP's payment of bills?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... payment of bills? 30.703 Section 30.703 Employees' Benefits OFFICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAMS... Information for Medical Providers Medical Records and Bills § 30.703 What are the time limitations on OWCP's payment of bills? OWCP will pay providers and reimburse employees promptly for all bills received on...

  17. 19 CFR 24.3a - CBP bills; interest assessment; delinquency; notice to principal and surety.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false CBP bills; interest assessment; delinquency....3a CBP bills; interest assessment; delinquency; notice to principal and surety. (a) Due date of CBP bills. CBP bills for supplemental duties, taxes and fees(increased or additional duties, taxes, and...

  18. 20 CFR 30.701 - How are medical bills to be submitted?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false How are medical bills to be submitted? 30.701... Providers Medical Records and Bills § 30.701 How are medical bills to be submitted? (a) All charges for...), Form OWCP-04 or UB-04 (for hospitals), an electronic or paper-based bill that includes required...

  19. 12 CFR 810.1 - Description of Federal Financing Bank bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Description of Federal Financing Bank bills. 810.1 Section 810.1 Banks and Banking FEDERAL FINANCING BANK FEDERAL FINANCING BANK BILLS § 810.1 Description of Federal Financing Bank bills. (a) General. Federal Financing Bank bills are bearer...

  20. 20 CFR 10.801 - How are medical bills to be submitted?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2013-04-01 2012-04-01 true How are medical bills to be submitted? 10.801... AMENDED Information for Medical Providers Medical Records and Bills § 10.801 How are medical bills to be... electronic or paper-based bill that includes required data elements (for pharmacies) or other form...

  1. 12 CFR 810.4 - Acceptance of FFB bills for various purposes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Acceptance of FFB bills for various purposes. 810.4 Section 810.4 Banks and Banking FEDERAL FINANCING BANK FEDERAL FINANCING BANK BILLS § 810.4 Acceptance of FFB bills for various purposes. Federal Financing Bank bills are lawful investments and may...

  2. 20 CFR 30.420 - How should medical bills and reimbursement requests be submitted?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false How should medical bills and reimbursement... Medical and Related Benefits Medical Bills § 30.420 How should medical bills and reimbursement requests be submitted? Usually, medical providers submit their bills directly for processing. The rules for...

  3. 12 CFR 810.1 - Description of Federal Financing Bank bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Description of Federal Financing Bank bills. 810.1 Section 810.1 Banks and Banking FEDERAL FINANCING BANK FEDERAL FINANCING BANK BILLS § 810.1 Description of Federal Financing Bank bills. (a) General. Federal Financing Bank bills are bearer...

  4. 20 CFR 30.420 - How should medical bills and reimbursement requests be submitted?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2014-04-01 2012-04-01 true How should medical bills and reimbursement... Medical and Related Benefits Medical Bills § 30.420 How should medical bills and reimbursement requests be submitted? Usually, medical providers submit their bills directly for processing. The rules for...

  5. 20 CFR 10.336 - What are the time frames for submitting bills?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2014-04-01 2012-04-01 true What are the time frames for submitting bills...' COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED Medical and Related Benefits Medical Bills § 10.336 What are the time frames for submitting bills? To be considered for payment, bills must be submitted by the end of the calendar year...

  6. 27 CFR 28.252 - Air express or freight bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... bills of lading. 28.252 Section 28.252 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX... Export Bills of Lading § 28.252 Air express or freight bills of lading. Where the exportation is made by air express or air freight, a bill of lading issued by the conveying airline is considered for...

  7. 27 CFR 28.252 - Air express or freight bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... bills of lading. 28.252 Section 28.252 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX... Export Bills of Lading § 28.252 Air express or freight bills of lading. Where the exportation is made by air express or air freight, a bill of lading issued by the conveying airline is considered for...

  8. 31 CFR 256.60 - How do I get paid for a Private Relief Bill?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... Bill? 256.60 Section 256.60 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance... THE JUDGMENT FUND AND UNDER PRIVATE RELIEF BILLS Private Relief Bills § 256.60 How do I get paid for a Private Relief Bill? You may apply for payment by sending a request letter along with...

  9. 12 CFR 810.1 - Description of Federal Financing Bank bills.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Description of Federal Financing Bank bills. 810.1 Section 810.1 Banks and Banking FEDERAL FINANCING BANK FEDERAL FINANCING BANK BILLS § 810.1 Description of Federal Financing Bank bills. (a) General. Federal Financing Bank bills are bearer...

  10. 31 CFR 309.5 - Acceptance of Treasury bills for various purposes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance:Treasury 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Acceptance of Treasury bills for... TREASURY BILLS § 309.5 Acceptance of Treasury bills for various purposes. (a) Acceptable as security for public deposits. Treasury bills will be acceptable at maturity value to secure deposits of public...

  11. 20 CFR 10.336 - What are the time frames for submitting bills?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false What are the time frames for submitting bills...' COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED Medical and Related Benefits Medical Bills § 10.336 What are the time frames for submitting bills? To be considered for payment, bills must be submitted by the end of the calendar year...

  12. 12 CFR 810.4 - Acceptance of FFB bills for various purposes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Acceptance of FFB bills for various purposes. 810.4 Section 810.4 Banks and Banking FEDERAL FINANCING BANK FEDERAL FINANCING BANK BILLS § 810.4 Acceptance of FFB bills for various purposes. Federal Financing Bank bills are lawful investments and may...

  13. 20 CFR 30.420 - How should medical bills and reimbursement requests be submitted?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false How should medical bills and reimbursement... Medical and Related Benefits Medical Bills § 30.420 How should medical bills and reimbursement requests be submitted? Usually, medical providers submit their bills directly for processing. The rules for...

  14. 20 CFR 10.801 - How are medical bills to be submitted?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false How are medical bills to be submitted? 10.801... AMENDED Information for Medical Providers Medical Records and Bills § 10.801 How are medical bills to be... electronic or paper-based bill that includes required data elements (for pharmacies) or other form...

  15. 20 CFR 30.421 - What are the time frames for submitting bills and reimbursement requests?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false What are the time frames for submitting bills... AMENDED Medical and Related Benefits Medical Bills § 30.421 What are the time frames for submitting bills and reimbursement requests? To be considered for payment, bills and reimbursement requests must...

  16. 12 CFR 810.4 - Acceptance of FFB bills for various purposes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Acceptance of FFB bills for various purposes. 810.4 Section 810.4 Banks and Banking FEDERAL FINANCING BANK FEDERAL FINANCING BANK BILLS § 810.4 Acceptance of FFB bills for various purposes. Federal Financing Bank bills are lawful investments and may...

  17. 27 CFR 28.252 - Air express or freight bills of lading.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... bills of lading. 28.252 Section 28.252 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX... Export Bills of Lading § 28.252 Air express or freight bills of lading. Where the exportation is made by air express or air freight, a bill of lading issued by the conveying airline is considered for...

  18. 49 CFR 377.207 - Effect of mailing freight bills or payments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Effect of mailing freight bills or payments. 377... Common Carriers, and Household Goods Freight Forwarders § 377.207 Effect of mailing freight bills or payments. (a) Presentation of freight bills by mail. When carriers present freight bills by mail, the...

  19. 31 CFR 309.5 - Acceptance of Treasury bills for various purposes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance:Treasury 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Acceptance of Treasury bills for... TREASURY BILLS § 309.5 Acceptance of Treasury bills for various purposes. (a) Acceptable as security for public deposits. Treasury bills will be acceptable at maturity value to secure deposits of public...

  20. 20 CFR 30.421 - What are the time frames for submitting bills and reimbursement requests?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 1 2013-04-01 2012-04-01 true What are the time frames for submitting bills... AMENDED Medical and Related Benefits Medical Bills § 30.421 What are the time frames for submitting bills and reimbursement requests? To be considered for payment, bills and reimbursement requests must...