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  1. Supplement analysis for continued operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore. Volume 2: Comment response document

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    1999-03-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE), prepared a draft Supplement Analysis (SA) for Continued Operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore (SNL-L), in accordance with DOE`s requirements for implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (10 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Part 1021.314). It considers whether the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report for Continued Operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore (1992 EIS/EIR) should be supplement3ed, whether a new environmental impact statement (EIS) should be prepared, or no further NEPA documentation is required. The SA examines the current project and program plans and proposals for LLNL and SNL-L, operations to identify new or modified projects or operations or new information for the period from 1998 to 2002 that was not considered in the 1992 EIS/EIR. When such changes, modifications, and information are identified, they are examined to determine whether they could be considered substantial or significant in reference to the 1992 proposed action and the 1993 Record of Decision (ROD). DOE released the draft SA to the public to obtain stakeholder comments and to consider those comments in the preparation of the final SA. DOE distributed copies of the draft SA to those who were known to have an interest in LLNL or SNL-L activities in addition to those who requested a copy. In response to comments received, DOE prepared this Comment Response Document.

  2. Final Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report for continued operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore. Volume 4, Comments and responses

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    Not Available

    1992-08-01

    This Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) is prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This document analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the proposed action: continued operation, including near-term (within 5 to 10 years) proposed projects, of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore (SNL, Livermore). Additionally, this document analyzes a no action alternative involving continuing operations at FY 1992 funding levels without further growth, a modification of operations alternative to reduce adverse environmental impacts of operations or facilities, and a shutdown and decommissioning alternative of UC discontinuing its management of LLNL after the current contract expires on September 30, 1992. This document assesses the environmental impacts of the Laboratories` operations on air and water quality, geological and ecological systems, occupational and public health risks, prehistoric and historic resources, endangered species, floodplains and wetlands, socioeconomic resources, hazardous waste management, site contamination, and other environmental issues. The EIS/EIR is divided into five volumes and two companion reports. This volume contains copies of the written comments and transcripts of individual statements at the public hearing and the responses to them.

  3. Comments on continuous observation in quantum mechanics

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    Diósi, L.

    1986-06-01

    It is shown that in open quantum systems the so-called Zeno paradox is not valid. The equations of ideal continuous measurement for Markovian open systems are elaborated and applied to Pauli's simple open system, the actual energy level of which is shown to be monitorable by a continuous nondemolition measurement.

  4. Partial volume estimation using continuous representations

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    Siadat, Mohammad-Reza; Soltanian-Zadeh, Hamid

    2001-07-01

    This paper presents a new method for partial volume estimation using standard eigenimage method and B-splines. The proposed method is applied on the multi-parameter volumetric images such as MRI. The proposed approach uses the B-spline bases (kernels) to interpolate a continuous 2D surface or 3D density function for a sampled image dataset. It uses the Fourier domain to calculate the interpolation coefficients for each data point. Then, the above interpolation is incorporated into the standard eigenimage method. This incorporation provides a particular mask depending on the B-spline basis used. To estimate the partial volumes, this mask is convolved with the interpolation coefficients and then the eigenimage transformation is applied on the convolution result. To evaluate the method, images scanned from a 3D simulation model are used. The simulation provides images similar to CSF, white matter, and gray matter of the human brain in T1-, T2-, and PD-weighted MRI. The performance of the new method is also compared to that of the polynomial estimators.1 The results show that the new estimators have standard deviations less than that of the eigenimage method (up to 25%) and larger than those of the polynomial estimators (up to 45%). The new estimators have superior capabilities compared to that of the polynomial ones in that they provide an arbitrary degree of continuity at the boundaries of pixels/voxels. As a result, employing the new method, a continuous, smooth, and very accurate contour/surface of the desired object can be generated. The new B-spline estimators are faster than the polynomial estimators but they are slower than the standard eigenimage method.

  5. Comments on large-N volume independence

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    Poppitz, Erich; Unsal, Mithat; /SLAC /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

    2010-06-02

    We study aspects of the large-N volume independence on R{sup 3} X L{sup {Gamma}}, where L{sup {Gamma}} is a {Gamma}site lattice for Yang-Mills theory with adjoint Wilson-fermions. We find the critical number of lattice sites above which the center-symmetry analysis on L{sup {Gamma}} agrees with the one on the continuum S{sup 1}. For Wilson parameter set to one and {Gamma}{>=}2, the two analyses agree. One-loop radiative corrections to Wilson-line masses are finite, reminiscent of the UV-insensitivity of the Higgs mass in deconstruction/Little-Higgs theories. Even for theories with {Gamma}=1, volume independence in QCD(adj) may be guaranteed to work by tuning one low-energy effective field theory parameter. Within the parameter space of the theory, at most three operators of the 3d effective field theory exhibit one-loop UV-sensitivity. This opens the analytical prospect to study 4d non-perturbative physics by using lower dimensional field theories (d=3, in our example).

  6. Continuous monitoring of blood volume changes in humans

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    Hinghofer-Szalkay, H.; Greenleaf, J. E.

    1987-01-01

    Use of on-line high-precision mass densitometry for the continuous monitoring of blood volume changes in humans was demonstrated by recording short-term blood volume alterations produced by changes in body position. The mass density of antecubital venous blood was measured continuously for 80 min per session with 0.1 g/l precision at a flow rate of 1.5 ml/min. Additional discrete plasma density and hematocrit measurements gave linear relations between all possible combinations of blood density, plasma density, and hematocrit. Transient filtration phenomena were revealed that are not amenable to discontinuous measurements.

  7. Initial Northwest Power Act Power Sales Contracts : Final Environmental Impact Statement. Volume 4, Comments and Responses.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1992-01-01

    This volume of the Initial Northwest Power Act Power Sales Contracts Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) contains public comments addressing the Initial Northwest Power Act Power Sales Contracts Draft EIS, August 1990 and Bonneville Power Administration`s (BPA) responses. The Introduction provides information about the process BPA follows in addressing these comments. Part I contains a listing of the Alternative Actions evaluated in the Final EIS; Part II is organized by Alternatives and includes summaries of the comments and BPA responses; Part III provides copies of the original comments letters, and, for ease of identification, are coded in the margins according to the alternative(s) addressed.

  8. Continuous concentration and constant volume washing of tetraphenylborate slurries

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    Siler, J.L.

    1999-12-08

    SRTC has completed filtration testing of tetraphenylborate (TPB) slurries with and without sludge. These tests were slightly different from previous SRS tests in that they used continuous mode concentration and constant volume washing evolutions. The extent of TPB recovery during washing was measured. The resulting washed precipitate slurry, with sludge, was stored at ambient temperature and under a nitrogen-inerted atmosphere to study TPB stability. Samples of both unwashed and washed slurries were submitted for rheology measurements.

  9. Dual axis radiographic hydrodynamic test facility. Final environmental impact statement, Volume 2: Public comments and responses

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    1995-08-01

    On May 12, 1995, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued the draft Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility Environmental Impact Statement (DARHT EIS) for review by the State of New Mexico, Indian Tribes, local governments, other Federal agencies, and the general public. DOE invited comments on the accuracy and adequacy of the draft EIS and any other matters pertaining to their environmental reviews. The formal comment period ran for 45 days, to June 26, 1995, although DOE indicated that late comments would be considered to the extent possible. As part of the public comment process, DOE held two public hearings in Los Alamos and Santa Fe, New Mexico, on May 31 and June 1, 1995. In addition, DOE made the draft classified supplement to the DARHT EIS available for review by appropriately cleared individuals with a need to know the classified information. Reviewers of the classified material included the State of New Mexico, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Defense, and certain Indian Tribes. Volume 2 of the final DARHT EIS contains three chapters. Chapter 1 includes a collective summary of the comments received and DOE`s response. Chapter 2 contains the full text of the public comments on the draft DARHT EIS received by DOE. Chapter 3 contains DOE`s responses to the public comments and an indication as to how the comments were considered in the final EIS.

  10. EPA'S REANALYSIS OF KEY ISSUES RELATED TO DIOXIN TOXICITY AND RESPONSE TO NAS COMMENTS (VOLUME 1) (INTERAGENCY SCIENCE DISCUSSION DRAFT)

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    EPA is releasing the draft report, EPA's Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments (Volume 1), that was distributed to Federal agencies and White House Offices for comment during the Science Discussion step of the Large volume continuous counterflow dialyzer has high efficiency

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    Mandeles, S.; Woods, E. C.

    1967-01-01

    Dialyzer separates macromolecules from small molecules in large volumes of solution. It takes advantage of the high area/volume ratio in commercially available 1/4-inch dialysis tubing and maintains a high concentration gradient at the dialyzing surface by counterflow.

  11. Volume Continuation of potential fields from the minimum-length solution: An optimal tool for continuation through general surfaces

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    Mastellone, Daniela; Fedi, Maurizio; Ialongo, Simone; Paoletti, Valeria

    2014-12-01

    Many methods have been used to upward continue potential field data. Most techniques employ the Fast Fourier transform, which is an accurate, quick way to compute level-to-level upward continuation or spatially varying scale filters for level-to-draped surfaces. We here propose a new continuation approach based on the minimum-length solution of the inverse potential field problem, which we call Volume Continuation (VOCO). For real data the VOCO is obtained as the regularized solution to the Tikhonov problem. We tested our method on several synthetic examples involving all types of upward continuation and downward continuation (level-to-level, level-to-draped, draped-to-level, draped-to-draped). We also employed the technique to upward continue to a constant height (2500 m a.s.l.), the high-resolution draped aeromagnetic data of the Ischia Island in Southern Italy. We found that, on the average, they are consistent with the aeromagnetic regional data measured at the same altitude. The main feature of our method is that it does not only provide continued data over a specified surface, but it yields a volume of upward continuation. For example, the continued data refers to a volume and thus, any surface may be easily picked up within the volume to get upward continuation to different surfaces. This approach, based on inversion of the measured data, tends to be especially advantageous over the classical techniques when dealing with draped-to-level upward continuation. It is also useful to obtain a more stable downward continuation and to continue noisy data. The inversion procedure involved in the method implies moderate computational costs, which are well compensated by getting a 3D set of upward continued data to achieve high quality results.

  12. Performance testing of multi-metal continuous emissions monitors. Appendix Volume 1

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    Haas, W.J. Jr.; French, N.B.; Brown, C.H.; Burns, D.B.; Lemieux, P.M.; Ryan, J.V.; Priebe, S.J.; Waterland, L.R.

    1997-11-17

    This report contains appendices to the study of three prototype multi-metal continuous emission monitors (CEMs). The appendices are: Final report of the Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analytical Laboratory (DIAL) CEM developer team; Final report of Navy/Thermo Jarrell Ash Corp. CEM developer team; Final report of Sandia National Laboratories CEM developer team; Developer team comments; and Performance specification 10 -- Specifications and test procedures for multi-metals continuous monitoring systems in stationary sources.

  13. Identification of sites within the Palo Duro Basin. Volume 3. Responses to comments

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    Not Available

    1984-11-01

    This document responds to comments received by the US Department of Energy (DOE) on the draft report entitled Identification of Sites Within the Palo Duro Basin: Volume I - Palo Duro Location A (in Deaf Smith County) and Volume II - Palo Duro Location B (in Swisher County), BMI/ONWI-531, February 1984. The purpose of the report was to review existing geologic, environmental, and socioeconomic data for previously identified potentially acceptable sites consisting of approximately 200 square miles in Swisher County and 400 square miles in Deaf Smith County in the Texas Panhandle and to narrow them to preferred smaller sites for possible further study for a nuclear waste repository. The smaller sites thus identified within the two counties would then be more comparable in size to those in salt deposits in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Utah.

  14. 77 FR 72830 - Request for Comments on Request for Continued Examination (RCE) Practice

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    2012-12-06

    ... practice: (1) Through the submission of written comments by electronic mail message over the Internet or by... before February 4, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent by electronic mail message over the Internet... submitted by postal mail, the Office prefers to receive comments by electronic mail message over...

  15. 76 FR 50500 - Request for Comments on the Draft Policy Statement on Volume Reduction and Low-Level Radioactive...

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    2011-08-15

    ... COMMISSION Request for Comments on the Draft Policy Statement on Volume Reduction and Low-Level Radioactive... was issued when disposal space was scarce since two of the three operating low level radioactive waste... published SECY-10-0043, ``Blending of Low- Level Radioactive Waste'' and addressed the Policy Statement...

  16. A new electric method for non-invasive continuous monitoring of stroke volume and ventricular volume-time curves

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

    Background In this paper a new non-invasive, operator-free, continuous ventricular stroke volume monitoring device (Hemodynamic Cardiac Profiler, HCP) is presented, that measures the average stroke volume (SV) for each period of 20 seconds, as well as ventricular volume-time curves for each cardiac cycle, using a new electric method (Ventricular Field Recognition) with six independent electrode pairs distributed over the frontal thoracic skin. In contrast to existing non-invasive electric methods, our method does not use the algorithms of impedance or bioreactance cardiography. Instead, our method is based on specific 2D spatial patterns on the thoracic skin, representing the distribution, over the thorax, of changes in the applied current field caused by cardiac volume changes during the cardiac cycle. Since total heart volume variation during the cardiac cycle is a poor indicator for ventricular stroke volume, our HCP separates atrial filling effects from ventricular filling effects, and retrieves the volume changes of only the ventricles. Methods ex-vivo experiments on a post-mortem human heart have been performed to measure the effects of increasing the blood volume inside the ventricles in isolation, leaving the atrial volume invariant (which can not be done in-vivo). These effects have been measured as a specific 2D pattern of voltage changes on the thoracic skin. Furthermore, a working prototype of the HCP has been developed that uses these ex-vivo results in an algorithm to decompose voltage changes, that were measured in-vivo by the HCP on the thoracic skin of a human volunteer, into an atrial component and a ventricular component, in almost real-time (with a delay of maximally 39 seconds). The HCP prototype has been tested in-vivo on 7 human volunteers, using G-suit inflation and deflation to provoke stroke volume changes, and LVot Doppler as a reference technique. Results The ex-vivo measurements showed that ventricular filling caused a pattern over the

  17. Final environmental impact statement. Management of commercially generated radioactive waste. Volume 3. Public comments hearing board report

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    Not Available

    1980-10-01

    This EIS analyzes the significant environmental impacts that could occur if various technologies for management and disposal of high-level and transuranic wastes from commercial nuclear power reactors were to be developed and implemented. This EIS will serve as the environmental input for the decision on which technology, or technologies, will be emphasized in further research and development activities in the commercial waste management program. The action proposed in this EIS is to (1) adopt a national strategy to develop mined geologic repositories for disposal of commercially generated high-level and transuranic radioactive waste (while continuing to examine subseabed and very deep hole disposal as potential backup technologies) and (2) conduct a R and D program to develop such facilities and the necessary technology to ensure the safe long-term containment and isolation of these wastes. The Department has considered in this statement: development of conventionally mined deep geologic repositories for disposal of spent fuel from nuclear power reactors and/or radioactive fuel reprocessing wastes; balanced development of several alternative disposal methods; and no waste disposal action. This volume contains written public comments and hearing board responses and reports offered on the draft statement.

  18. An optofluidic system with volume measurement and surface plasmon resonance sensor for continuous glucose monitoring.

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    Li, Dachao; Lu, Bingyu; Zhu, Rui; Yu, Haixia; Xu, Kexin

    2016-01-01

    The traditional technology of glucose monitoring is painful and invasive because of the frequent blood collection. Nowadays, the enzyme electrode sensor is mainly used for continuous glucose monitoring in clinic, but it has inherent disadvantages of significant signal drift of current due to bioelectricity in body and the missing of hypoglycemia resulting from the irreversible consumption of glucose at the process of enzyme catalytic reaction. Interstitial fluid (ISF) transdermal extraction can be nearly unsensible which effectively reduces the pain caused by invasive detection so that it may provide a new way to monitor glucose. MEMS technology has been used to produce devices for transdermal ISF extraction, but there is a lack of on-chip ISF volume measurement capabilities, which are required to compensate skin permeability variations. This paper presents a lab-on-a-chip system for ISF transdermal extraction, ISF volume measurement, and optical glucose sensing towards the application of continuous glucose monitoring. The device significantly incorporates a MEMS volume sensor, which measures extracted ISF volume via conductance monitoring, and integrates a fiber-optic surface plasmon resonance sensor to measure glucose concentration in microchannel. The fiber-based technique provides an excellent approach to overcome the above two drawbacks of the enzyme electrode based glucose sensing. Six different volumes were tested, and the standard deviation of every sample is less than 0.05 μl, The resonance wavelength moves from 549.081 nm to 592.914 nm while the concentration ranges from 0 to 200 mg/dl. The feasibility of the single-chip device for accurate and continuous monitoring of subcutaneous ISF glucose concentrations is verified. PMID:26958100

  19. [Continuous registration of the filling volume of the human urinary bladder].

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    Preussner, P R

    1991-11-01

    A sensing system for continuous recording of bladder volume is described. The system is intended for use in particular in patients with paraplegia or bladder plastique. Owing to the very simple measuring procedure employed the implantable components can be designed for very low power consumption. Also, there is no need for an additional data transfer from inside the body to the exterior, because measurement and telemetry are physically the same procedures.

  1. Validation of a continuous penile blood-flow measurement by pulse-volume-plethysmography.

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    Lavoisier, P; Barbe, R; Gally, M

    2002-04-01

    Today, in the assessment of cavernous artery blood-flow, the most commonly used technique is Doppler ultrasound velocimetry (continuous, pulsed, color-coded or power), which is often considered as the gold standard. Plethysmographic techniques and radioactive tracers have been widely used for the assessment of global penis flow variations but are not adequate for continuous blood-flow measurement. A new pulse-volume plethysmographic (PVP) device using a water-filled penile cuff was employed to assess continuous blood-flow measurement in the penis. Simultaneously Doppler velocity was recorded and served as a gold standard. A penile water-cuff is connected through a pressure tube to a three-way tap. The pulse-volume changes in the penile water-cuff are measured by means of a latex membrane placed over one of the three-way taps. The displacements of the latex are recorded by a photoplethysmograph. The third tap is connected to a 5 l perfusion bag placed 30 cm above the penis so as to maintain constant pressure in the whole device whatever the penis volume. Twenty-four volunteers were tested. The Doppler velocity signal and pulse volume of cavernous arteries were measured simultaneously after PGE1 intra-cavernous injection. Blood-flow variations were induced by increasing penis artery compression with a second penile water-cuff used as a tourniquet fitted onto the penis root, and the pressure of which could be modified by a water-filled syringe. The amplitude of the plethysmographic pulse-volume signal and the area under the Doppler velocity signal were correlated. The inter-patient (n=24) correlation ranged from 0.455 to 0.904, with a mean correlation of 0.704 and P<0.0001. PVP measurement by a water-filled cuff was validated by ultrasound velocimetry. This new continuous, non-invasive and easy-to-use technique enables physiological and physiopathological flow-measurement during sleep, under visual sexual stimulation (VSS), or following artificial erection

  2. Some Research Considerations on Intergenerational Continuities and Discontinuities: Comment on the Special Section.

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    Rutter, Michael

    1998-01-01

    Research on intergenerational continuities should consider: (1) both sides of the family; (2) the effect of change on continuities; (3) discontinuities; (4) societal and family influences; (5) variations in the meaning of traits; (6) misleading differences; (7) risks derived from personal characteristics and experiences; (8) identification of…

  3. Bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Enhances Lung Volume and Gas Exchange in Preterm Lambs

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    Pillow, J. Jane; Hillman, Noah; Moss, Timothy J. M.; Polglase, Graeme; Bold, Geoff; Beaumont, Chris; Ikegami, Machiko; Jobe, Alan H.

    2007-01-01

    Rationale: The technique used to provide continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to the newborn may influence lung function and breathing efficiency. Objectives: To compare differences in gas exchange physiology and lung injury resulting from treatment of respiratory distress with either bubble or constant pressure CPAP and to determine if the applied flow influences short-term outcomes. Methods: Lambs (133 d gestation; term is 150 d) born via cesarean section were weighed, intubated, and treated with CPAP for 3 hours. Two groups were treated with 8 L/minute applied flow using the bubble (n = 12) or the constant pressure (n = 12) technique. A third group (n = 10) received the bubble method with 12 L/minute bias flow. Measurements at study completion included arterial blood gases, oxygraphy, capnography, tidal flow, multiple breath washout, lung mechanics, static pressure–volume curves, and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid protein. Measurements and Main Results: Birth weight and arterial gas variables at 15 minutes were comparable. Flow (8 or 12 L/min) did not influence the 3-hour outcomes in the bubble group. Bubble technique was associated with a higher pH, PaO2, oxygen uptake, and area under the flow–volume curve, and a decreased alveolar protein, respiratory quotient, PaCO2, and ventilation inhomogeneity compared with the constant pressure group. Conclusions: Compared with constant pressure technique, bubble CPAP promotes enhanced airway patency during treatment of acute postnatal respiratory disease in preterm lambs and may offer protection against lung injury. PMID:17431223

  4. Comment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2001-07-01

    schools and colleges are exploring electronic learning through the internet and virtual labs (see Steve Mellema's use of IT in his Lecture for the 21st Century). We aim to provide useful material for everybody at and in between the extremes. But some words of caution, sounded by Robertson in Stirling: today we might find that our classes are motivated and interested when we use computers, but how long will the excitement last? If every lesson faces children with computer screens will they soon get bored and demotivated? Individual learning, through worksheets, was a great success when it was developed in the 70s, but when every lesson faced a child with yet another worksheet, students were turned off. It became known as 'death by a thousand worksheets'. Let's not abuse computers in the same way. Physics for the beach and the igloo Physics is about being cool, as we are always trying to tell our students! In this 'summer' issue we have two papers which allow us to demonstrate this practically. I should also like to remind readers that Physics Education is available online (www.iop.org/Journals/pe) in addition to the paper version. The electronic version has the advantages of hotlinks to websites, search facilities and the ability to download teaching materials. My guess is that we haven't begun to explore the possibilities of the electronic journal as a teaching resource for teachers. If it can be stored electronically, we can include it as a multimedia clip pictures, worksheets, spreadsheets, videos, sounds... But there are also many advantages of paper—convenience and permanence being just two. Physics Education is a worthwhile publication and it feels like that in your hand. Having a journal like this, to put in my bag, or stack on my bookshelf, still feels good to me. And judging by readers' comments, you agree. IOPP will, no doubt, support both formats for a long time to come. So, this summer, enjoy the format you are reading, read Physics Education on screen or on

  5. Comment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2001-07-01

    schools and colleges are exploring electronic learning through the internet and virtual labs (see Steve Mellema's use of IT in his Lecture for the 21st Century). We aim to provide useful material for everybody at and in between the extremes. But some words of caution, sounded by Robertson in Stirling: today we might find that our classes are motivated and interested when we use computers, but how long will the excitement last? If every lesson faces children with computer screens will they soon get bored and demotivated? Individual learning, through worksheets, was a great success when it was developed in the 70s, but when every lesson faced a child with yet another worksheet, students were turned off. It became known as 'death by a thousand worksheets'. Let's not abuse computers in the same way. Physics for the beach and the igloo Physics is about being cool, as we are always trying to tell our students! In this 'summer' issue we have two papers which allow us to demonstrate this practically. I should also like to remind readers that Physics Education is available online (www.iop.org/Journals/pe) in addition to the paper version. The electronic version has the advantages of hotlinks to websites, search facilities and the ability to download teaching materials. My guess is that we haven't begun to explore the possibilities of the electronic journal as a teaching resource for teachers. If it can be stored electronically, we can include it as a multimedia clip pictures, worksheets, spreadsheets, videos, sounds... But there are also many advantages of paper—convenience and permanence being just two. Physics Education is a worthwhile publication and it feels like that in your hand. Having a journal like this, to put in my bag, or stack on my bookshelf, still feels good to me. And judging by readers' comments, you agree. IOPP will, no doubt, support both formats for a long time to come. So, this summer, enjoy the format you are reading, read Physics Education on screen or on

  6. Comment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2001-05-01

    commentators and Stanley Kubrick predicted, but we understand the cosmos and our humble place in it much better. This issue of Physics Education sees contributions on a variety of space themes - Monica Grady, Curator of Meteorites at London's Natural History Museum and world expert on martian meteorites, has contributed a fascinating article, and we consider Time, artificial gravity and the use of computer-controlled telescopes. Few would dispute that the greatest changes to our teaching methods have almost all been due to the rise in available computing power. Computers control telescopes so that with active optics, telescopes in arrays, and with image enhancement techniques we can see far beyond the limits of simple optical apparatus. The internet allows us to control experiments and telescopes on opposite sides of the globe, and allows teachers to get rapid feedback on their students' progress. Interactive whiteboards, electronic conferencing ... the list goes on. We have unprecedented access to information and powerful means of communicating with each other. For good or for bad, the information age brings us too much information, and devalues it. Our students are not awed by our knowledge - they are more critical, harder to impress and more easily bored. A good teacher is one who knows this, who listens to their students and cares. The inspirational teacher is as important as ever. Time, whatever that is (see John Taylor's article), moves on, and change is an inevitable consequence. No living, dynamic system is immune to the effects of time, and our education systems should be living and dynamic. We are not striving for the perfect system, so that we can fix it in tablets of stone; we are working out the best ways to teach our students, today. I hope that this issue of Physics Education helps you to do just that. Editor: Kerry Parker

  7. Comments on 'Ionization chamber volume determination and quality assurance using micro-CT imaging'.

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    Ross, C K

    2009-03-21

    The authors of a recent paper (McNiven et al 2008 Phys. Med. Biol. 53 5029-43) measured the volume of a particular type of a small ionization chamber using CT images. Using four Exradin A1SL chambers, they find that the volume measured using CT imaging is, on average, 4.3% larger than the value derived from the chamber calibration coefficient. Although they point out that the effective chamber volume is defined by electric field lines between the collector and the chamber body, they do not estimate how the mechanical volume might differ from the effective volume. We have used a commercial software package to calculate the electric field in the cavity and we show that the field lines define a volume that is about 11% smaller than the mechanical volume. We also show that the effective volume is very sensitive to small changes in the chamber geometry near the base of the collector. We conclude that simply determining the mechanical volume without careful consideration of the electric field lines within the cavity is not a useful dosimetric technique.

  8. 75 FR 60141 - Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Continuing Collection; Comment request

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  9. Comment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2001-03-01

    world. So here we are, buffered from the 'reality' of commerce by kind managers, left to teach equations at the expense of moral standards ... Excuse me! Physics is the only subject that confronts real reality head on. Physics is all about how this world, this Universe, this reality works. Moral laws, government legislation and theories of economics are all well, and sometimes good, but they take place within this space we call Our Universe. Physics is real This issue of Physics Education contains lots of excellent suggestions for practical work - demonstrations of what happens, and suggestions for investigations. I hope that readers will find them useful and maybe share some good ideas of their own. We are dealing with stuff that actually happens, and that is what makes physics both significant and attractive. The joke I really hate runs 'If it moves it's biology, if it smells it's chemistry and if it doesn't work it's physics'. This is rubbish: gravity always works, in my experience, physics never gets it wrong. In the classroom, maybe a piece of equipment is broken, or the technician forgot the batteries, but we can never say truthfully that 'the experiment didn't work'. Virtual physics Last week a school governor challenged me to justify the cost of so much laboratory space and equipment when, nowadays, so much can be done using computers. Probably the best 'virtual physics' currently available is on CD-ROM. In this issue of Physics Education we have concentrated on CDs for our review section. There is lots of good material out there which can enhance our teaching with wonderful images, immediate feedback for students, and the possibility of continuously monitored differentiated work but, as I explained to the governor, I don't want to teach virtual physics - physics is very firmly, fairly and squarely in this real world (which may, of course, approximate to a sphere ... .). EditorDr Kerry Parker

  10. Collaborative Learning for Continuous Improvement. Evaluation Final Report. Volume I-IV.

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    Cichon, Don; Sperazi, Laura

    This publication consists of four volumes of the evaluation report for a project to provide workplace basic skills education for employees in seven manufacturing companies in New York in partnership with five education agencies. Volume I: "Executive Summary" provides an overview of the evaluation results. Volume II: "Program Goals and…

  11. Performance of continuously reinforced concrete pavements: Volume 6 -- CRC pavement design, construction, and performance. Final report, August 1990--December 1994

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    Zollinger, D.G.; Buch, N.; Xin, D.; Soares, J.

    1999-02-01

    This report is one of a series of reports prepared as part of a recent study sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) aimed at updating the state-of-the-art of the design, construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation of continuous reinforced concrete (CRC) pavements. The scope of work of the FHWA study included the following: (1) Conduct of a literature review and preparation of an annotated bibliography on CRC pavements and CRC overlays. (2) Conduct of a field investigation and laboratory testing related to 23 existing in-service pavement sections. This was done to evaluate the effect of various design features on CRC pavement performance, to identify any design or construction related problems, and to recommend procedures to improve CRC pavement technology. (3) Evaluation of the effectiveness of various maintenance and rehabilitation strategies for CRC pavements. (4) Preparation of a Summary Report on the current state of the practice for CRC pavements. Each of the above four items is addressed in a separate report. The following reports have been prepared under this study: Performance of CRC Pavements. Volume 1: Summary of Practice and Annotated Bibliography. Volume 2: Field Investigation of CRC Pavements. Volume 3: Analysis and Evaluation of Field Test Data. Volume 4: Resurfacing for CRC Pavements. Volume 5: Maintenance and Repair of CRC Pavements. Volume 6: CRC Pavement Design, Construction, and Performance. Volume 7: Summary. This report is Volume 6 in the series.

  12. Can continuous quality improvement be assessed using randomized trials? [see comment

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    Samsa, G; Matchar, D

    2000-01-01

    STUDY QUESTION: Continuous quality improvement (CQI) has been implemented at least to some degree in many health care settings, yet randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of CQI are rare. We ask whether, when, and how RCTs of CQI might be designed. STUDY DESIGN: We consider two applications of CQI: as a general philosophy of management and (by analogy with the use of conceptual models from the behavioral sciences) as a conceptual model for developing specific interventions. The example of warfarin therapy for stroke prevention among patients with atrial fibrillation is used throughout. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: While it is impractical to use RCTs to study CQI as a general management philosophy, RCT methodology is appropriate for studying CQI as a conceptual model for generating interventions. RCTs of CQI might be considered when the process change under consideration is very large, its implications (e.g., in terms of cost, outcomes of care, etc.) are very great, and the best approach is uncertain. When designing RCTs of CQI, critical decisions include (1) the unit of randomization; (2) whether the focus is on CQI as a method for generating interventions or, instead, is on specific interventions in and of themselves; and (3) the flexibility available to local personnel to modify the intervention's operational details. CONCLUSIONS: RCTs of CQI as a conceptual model for generating interventions are feasible. PMID:10966090

  13. On the continuing problem of inappropriate learning measures: Comment on Wulf et al. (2014) and Wulf et al. (2015).

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    Fischman, Mark G

    2015-08-01

    Two recent studies in this journal (Wulf, Chiviacowsky, & Cardozo, 2014; Wulf, Chiviacowsky, & Drews, 2015) assessed the additive effects of autonomy support and enhanced expectancies (Wulf et al., 2014) and autonomy support and external focus (Wulf et al., 2015) on learning a novel throwing skill. Participants learned to throw with their non-dominant arm at a target consisting of nine concentric circles with a center bull's eye. More points were awarded for throws landing closer to the bull's eye, but the precise landing location within each circle was ignored. All throws landing anywhere within a specific circle received the same score. I comment on the inappropriateness of this assessment for determining performance variability, which is an important characteristic of skill learning. The standard errors reported by Wulf et al. (2014, 2015) are confusing or ambiguous to performance as measured in the task. They do not reflect the precision of performance that one might expect. This problem is not limited to the two studies in this commentary, but remains a continuing one in many studies of motor learning. Questions are also raised concerning the absence of any kinematic or kinetic measures of throwing performance in Wulf et al. (2014, 2015).

  14. Continuing Vocational Training [in Central and Eastern Europe]. Volume 1. Cross Country Analysis. Report.

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    European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).

    The current state of continuing vocational training in Central and Eastern European countries and its most important challenges were analyzed. The analysis found that the former continuing vocational training systems in these areas were characterized by generally low training levels and interdependence among the state-owned enterprises that…

  15. Alternations in plasma volume and protein during and after a continuous 110-kilometer march with 20-kilogram backpack load.

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    Ashkenazi, I; Epshtein, Y

    1998-10-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a continuous 110-km march with a 20-kg backpack load on plasma volume and intravascular protein content. Twenty-two healthy male volunteers, aged 19 to 20 years (mean, 19.4 years), physically conditioned for continuous strenuous exercise, with a mean (+/- SD) maximal oxygen consumption of 59.1 (+/- 7.9) ml/kg/min, participated in the study. The march was performed under ambient conditions of 17 to 32 degrees C dry temperature and 45 to 85% relative humidity. Venous blood samples were obtained before, during, and after the march. The average calculated oxygen consumption during the march was about 30% of maximal oxygen consumption. Mean body weight loss was 3.4% of the premarch weight, mean water ingestion was 14,250 ml, and mean urine volume was 2,687 ml. Relative changes of plasma volume and total content of plasma protein were calculated from hematocrit ratio and hemoglobin concentration. A significant reduction (-6.1 +/- 1.7%, mean +/- SE) in plasma volume and a minimal elevation in intravascular protein content (1.6 +/- 2.5%) were observed during the march. During the first 24 hours of recovery, plasma volume was further reduced (-8.4 +/- 1.8%), with a significant reduction in protein content (-6.6 +/- 1.8%), mainly albumin (-9.3 +/- 1.7%). During the second day of recovery, peak elevations in plasma volume (3.7 +/- 1.4%) and protein content (6.0 +/- 1.6%) were observed. The changes in protein content were related to elevations in albumin (3.7 +/- 1.3%) and globulin (10.7 +/- 3.2%) content. The elevated plasma volume and protein content were also maintained 96 hours after the end of the march. Although the changes in plasma volume during the march were associated with changes in serum albumin and globulin content, during the recovery period there was association only with the changes in serum globulin content. The possible mechanism of these findings is discussed.

  16. Integration of Population Education in APPEAL. Volume Three: Population Education in Literacy and Continuing Education.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

    These lesson plans for the adult learner result from two regional UNESCO workshops held in Indonesia in 1989 and Pakistan in 1991. Prototypes of exemplar instructional materials for primary education, literacy and continuing education programs were developed and tested during the workshops. The lessons focus on the need to introduce population…

  17. Continuous Non-Invasive Monitoring of Tidal Volumes by Measurement of Tidal Impedance in Neonatal Piglets

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    Kurth, Florian; Zinnow, Fabienne; Prakapenia, Alexandra; Dietl, Sabrina; Winkler, Stefan; Ifflaender, Sascha; Rüdiger, Mario; Burkhardt, Wolfram

    2011-01-01

    Background Electrical Impedance measurements can be used to estimate the content of intra-thoracic air and thereby give information on pulmonary ventilation. Conventional Impedance measurements mainly indicate relative changes, but no information concerning air-volume is given. The study was performed to test whether a 3-point-calibration with known tidal volumes (VT) during conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) allows subsequent calculation of VT from total Tidal-Impedance (tTI) measurements using Quadrant Impedance Measurement (QIM). In addition the distribution of TI in different regions of the thorax was examined. Methodology and Principal Findings QIM was performed in five neonatal piglets during volume-controlled CMV. tTI values at three different VT (4, 6, 8 ml/kg) were used to establish individual calibration curves. Subsequently, each animal was ventilated with different patterns of varying VT (2–10 ml/kg) at different PEEP levels (0, 3, 6, 9, 12 cmH2O). VT variation was repeated after surfactant depletion by bronchoalveolar lavage. VT was calculated from tTI values (VTcalc) and compared to the VT delivered by the ventilator (VTPNT). Bland-Altman analysis revealed good agreement between VTcalc and VTPNT before (bias −0.08 ml; limits of agreement −1.18 to 1.02 ml at PEEP = 3 cmH2O) and after surfactant depletion (bias −0.17 ml; limits of agreement −1.57 to 1.22 ml at PEEP = 3 cmH2O). At higher PEEP levels VTcalc was lower than VTPNT, when only one fixed calibration curve (at PEEP 3 cmH2O) was used. With a new calibration curve at each PEEP level the method showed similar accuracy at each PEEP level. TI showed a homogeneous distribution over the four assessed quadrants with a shift toward caudal regions of the thorax with increasing VT. Conclusion Tidal Impedance values could be used for precise and accurate calculation of VT during CMV in this animal study, when calibrated at each PEEP level. PMID:21687746

  18. Programmers manual for IOSYM: an input-oriented simulation language for continuous systems. Volume 1

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    Smith, D.M.

    1981-06-01

    IOSYM is an extension of the GASP IV simulation language. It permits systems which are sequences of continuous processes to be modeled graphically. Normally the system can be described by data input only. The language permits stochastic sequencing and termination criteria for processes and allows crossing conditions for ending operations that are more general than GASP IV. Extensive capability exists for conditional branching and logical modification of the network. IOSYM has been used to model the cost of geothermal drilling where the various costly processes of drilling are represented by IOSYM operations. The language is much more general, however, since it retains more of GASP IV's discrete event capabilities and permits easy modeling of continuous processes.

  19. High-power, single-frequency, continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator employing a variable reflectivity volume Bragg grating.

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    Zeil, Peter; Thilmann, Nicky; Pasiskevicius, Valdas; Laurell, Fredrik

    2014-12-01

    A continuous-wave singly-resonant optical parametric oscillator (SRO) with an optimum extraction efficiency, that can be adjusted independent of the pump power, is demonstrated. The scheme employs a variable-reflectivity volume Bragg grating (VBG) as the output coupler of a ring cavity, omitting any additional intra-cavity elements. In this configuration, we obtained a 75%-efficient SRO with a combined signal (19 W @ 1.55 µm) and idler (11 W @ 3.4 µm) output power of 30 W.

  20. Implementation of a long range, distributed-volume, continuously variable turbulence generator.

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    DiComo, Gregory; Helle, Michael; Peñano, Joe; Ting, Antonio; Schmitt-Sody, Andreas; Elle, Jennifer

    2016-07-01

    We have constructed a 180-m-long distributed, continuously variable atmospheric turbulence generator to study high-power laser beam propagation. This turbulence generator operates on the principle of free convection from a heated surface placed below the entire propagation path of the beam, similar to the situation in long-distance horizontal propagation for laser communications, power beaming, or directed energy applications. The turbulence produced by this generator has been characterized through constant-temperature anemometry, as well as by the scintillation of a low-power laser beam. PMID:27409209

  1. Implementation of a long range, distributed-volume, continuously variable turbulence generator.

    PubMed

    DiComo, Gregory; Helle, Michael; Peñano, Joe; Ting, Antonio; Schmitt-Sody, Andreas; Elle, Jennifer

    2016-07-01

    We have constructed a 180-m-long distributed, continuously variable atmospheric turbulence generator to study high-power laser beam propagation. This turbulence generator operates on the principle of free convection from a heated surface placed below the entire propagation path of the beam, similar to the situation in long-distance horizontal propagation for laser communications, power beaming, or directed energy applications. The turbulence produced by this generator has been characterized through constant-temperature anemometry, as well as by the scintillation of a low-power laser beam.

  2. Total energy cycle assessment of electric and conventional vehicles: an energy and environmental analysis. Volume 4: peer review comments on technical report

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    1998-01-01

    This report compares the energy use, oil use and emissions of electric vehicles (EVs) with those of conventional, gasoline-powered vehicles (CVs) over the total life cycle of the vehicles. The various stages included in the vehicles` life cycles include vehicle manufacture, fuel production, and vehicle operation. Disposal is not included. An inventory of the air emissions associated with each stage of the life cycle is estimated. Water pollutants and solid wastes are reported for individual processes, but no comprehensive inventory is developed. Volume IV includes copies of all the external peer review comments on the report distributed for review in July 1997.

  3. Comments on 'Improved delay-dependent stability criteria for continuous systems with two additive time-varying delay components'

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    Ramakrishnan, K.; Venkatachalam, V.; Ray, G.

    2015-07-01

    In this write-up, comments on the omission of few important inequality conditions (or constraints) in the LMI optimization problem stated as delay-dependent stability criterion for a class of linear systems with two additive time-varying state-delays in Cheng et al. (2014) is reported. The omission paves way to incorrectness of the published result. The consequence of the omission, and the revised result are presented in the sequel.

  4. On-chip manipulation of continuous picoliter-volume superparamagnetic droplets using a magnetic force.

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    Zhang, Kai; Liang, Qionglin; Ma, Sai; Mu, Xuan; Hu, Ping; Wang, Yiming; Luo, Guoan

    2009-10-21

    A microfluidic device for generating monodisperse superparamagnetic droplets and rapidly manipulating desired droplets into designated sub-microchannels by an external magnetic force is described. Superparamagnetic magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticles are synthesized by a chemical co-precipitation method. They are well dispersed in the water-phase to form a superparamagnetic fluid that is sheared into picoliter-volume monodisperse superparamagnetic droplets by the oil-phase in a T-junction PDMS microchannel. Superparamagnetic droplets always flow into sub-microchannel 1 due only to laminar flow without a magnetic field. But they are deflected from the direction of laminar flow by a perpendicular magnetic field. The results show that the deflection is proportional to the magnetic field gradient and magnetic nanoparticle concentration, and it is closely related to the magnet position. The observed experimental results make a good match with theoretical analysis. Single or bulk superparamagnetic droplets are successfully manipulated into the designated sub-microchannels 2 and 3 respectively, only by changing the positions of the magnet. Relatively high efficiency is obtained with more than 10 superparamagnetic droplets precisely manipulated per second. This simple and robust apparatus has wide applications in high throughput drug delivery/screening, immunoassay, cell research and synthesis of magnetic microparticles due to good biological compatibility and monodispersity of superparamagnetic droplets. PMID:19789755

  5. Total volume culture technique for the isolation of microorganisms from continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients with peritonitis.

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    Dawson, M S; Harford, A M; Garner, B K; Sica, D A; Landwehr, D M; Dalton, H P

    1985-01-01

    A total volume method of culturing dialysis fluid from continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients during episodes of peritonitis was developed. Concentrated culture media stored in small blood transfer bags were added directly to the drained dialysate exchange bags by the same technique used to carry out the dialysate exchange. The exchange bag with the added culture medium was incubated at 35 degrees C and observed for turbidity. Seventy-eight dialysis exchange bags from patients without clinical peritonitis (negative controls) and forty-eight dialysis exchange bags from patients with clinical peritonitis were cultured. Bacteria were recovered from all cultures of patients with clinical peritonitis (100% sensitivity) and from five cultures of negative control fluids (94% specificity). Of these isolates, 86% were gram positive, and 14% were gram negative. This technique represents an advance over previously described culture techniques in its ability to isolate the causative organism(s) in cases of peritonitis in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients. Images PMID:3930561

  6. Proceedings of the FAA-NASA Symposium on the Continued Airworthiness of Aircraft Structures. Volume 1

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    Bigelow, Catherine A. (Compiler)

    1997-01-01

    This publication contains the fifty-two technical papers presented at the FAA-NASA Symposium on the Continued Airworthiness of Aircraft Structures. The symposium, hosted by the FAA Center of Excellence for Computational Modeling of Aircraft Structures at Georgia Institute of Technology, was held to disseminate information on recent developments in advanced technologies to extend the life of high-time aircraft and design longer-life aircraft. Affiliations of the participants included 33% from government agencies and laboratories, 19% from academia, and 48% from industry; in all 240 people were in attendance. Technical papers were selected for presentation at the symposium, after a review of extended abstracts received by the Organizing Committee from a general call for papers.

  7. Proceedings of the FAA-NASA Symposium on the Continued Airworthiness of Aircraft Structures. Volume 2

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bigelow, Catherine A. (Compiler)

    1997-01-01

    This publication contains the fifty-two technical papers presented at the FAA-NASA Symposium on the Continued Airworthiness of Aircraft Structures. The symposium, hosted by the FAA Center of Excellence for Computational Modeling of Aircraft Structures at Georgia Institute of Technology, was held to disseminate information on recent developments in advanced technologies to extend the life of high-time aircraft and design longer-life aircraft. Affiliations of the participants included 33% from government agencies and laboratories, 19% from academia, and 48% from industry; in all 240 people were in attendance. Technical papers were selected for presentation at the symposium, after a review of extended abstracts received by the Organizing Committee from a general call for papers.

  8. Modeling the collagen fibril network of biological tissues as a nonlinearly elastic material using a continuous volume fraction distribution function

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    Shirazi, Reza; Vena, Pasquale; Sah, Robert L.; Klisch, Stephen M.

    2012-01-01

    Despite distinct mechanical functions, biological soft tissues have a common microstructure in which a ground matrix is reinforced by a collagen fibril network. The microstructural properties of the collagen network contribute to continuum mechanical tissue properties that are strongly anisotropic with tensile-compressive asymmetry. In this study, a novel approach based on a continuous distribution of collagen fibril volume fractions is developed to model fibril reinforced soft tissues as a nonlinearly elastic and anisotropic material. Compared with other approaches that use a normalized number of fibrils for the definition of the distribution function, this representation is based on a distribution parameter (i.e. volume fraction) that is commonly measured experimentally while also incorporating pre-stress of the collagen fibril network in a tissue natural configuration. After motivating the form of the collagen strain energy function, examples are provided for two volume fraction distribution functions. Consequently, collagen second-Piola Kirchhoff stress and elasticity tensors are derived, first in general form and then specifically for a model that may be used for immature bovine articular cartilage. It is shown that the proposed strain energy is a convex function of the deformation gradient tensor and, thus, is suitable for the formation of a polyconvex tissue strain energy function. PMID:23390357

  9. Semi-continuous photo-fermentative H2 production by Rhodobacter sphaeroides: effect of decanting volume ratio.

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    Kim, Dong-Hoon; Kim, Mi-Sun

    2012-01-01

    In this study, a semi-continuous operation of photo-fermentative H2-producing reactor was attempted at various decanting volume ratios (DVR, decanting volume per day/total working volume, %), ranging 30-70%, using Rhodobacter sphaeroides KD131. H2 production was not efficient with showing low H2 yields of 0.2 and 0.5 mol H2/mol succinate(added) at 30% and 40% DVR, respectively. The low performance ascribed to the fact that over 70% of substrate electrons were diverted towards cell growth under these conditions. Meanwhile, cell growth was limited at DVR≥50%; therefore, higher H2 yields (>2.0 mol H2/mol succinateadded) were observed. Both the highest H2 yield of 3.7 mol H2/mol succinateadded and production rate of 1494 mL H2/L-reactor/d were achieved at 60% DVR. The content of soluble microbial products (SMPs) was measured, which accounted for 3-15% of substrate electrons. It was found that the largest (65-75%) portion of SMPs comprised low molecular-weight (<3 kDa).

  10. Determination of sediment thickness and volume in Lake Byron, South Dakota, using continuous seismic-reflection methods, May 1992

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    Sando, S.K.; Cates, S.W.

    1994-01-01

    A sediment survey to assess the amount and distribution of lake sediment was made as part of a diagnostic/feasibility study investigating the potential for lake restoration of Lake Byron, South Dakota. A high-frequency, continuous seismic- reflection system was used to estimate thickness of sediment, and a global-positioning system was used to monitor horizontal and vertical position while traversing 15 north-south and two diagonal transects of the lake. The volume of water was 10,645 acre- feet, and the average depth was 5.6 feet. The volume of loose, uncompacted sediment in Lake Byron was estimated to be 3.8 million cubic yards, and the average depth of uncompacted sediment was estimated to be 1.2 feet. The volume of total lake sediment in Lake Byron was estimated to be 34 million cubic yards. The average thickness of total lake sediment in the Western part of Lake Byron was estimated to be 11 feet.

  11. A simple toxicity apparatus for continuous flow with small volumes: demonstration with mysids and naphthalene

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    Smith, R.L.; Hargreaves, B.R.

    1983-04-01

    To determine the toxicity of naphthalene to the mysid crustacean Neomysis americana a small continuous-flow toxicant exposure system was built using design features of Mariotte bottle chemostats. Chemostats maintain cultures at constant cell concentrations by providing constant nutrient inputs. Such cultures remain well-mixed and have minimal cell contact with the container. The same characteristics are useful for exposing small invertebrates to volatile toxicants. The Mariotte bottles in the exposure system were modified by addition of air inlet restrictors. This modification provided stable flow at low pressure heads. The apparatus provided good water quality and physical environment for 10 mysids per chamber, and a more constant concentration of naphthalene than did static chambers replenished daily. Preliminary 96 h toxicity tests with N. americana were performed at 15/sup 0/C and 25/sup 0/C at concentrations of 900 and 1800 ..mu..g l/sup -1/ naphthalene in artificial seawater, for comparison with similar tests performed under static conditions. (JMT)

  12. Lagrange-type modeling of continuous dielectric permittivity variation in double-higher-order volume integral equation method

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    Chobanyan, E.; Ilić, M. M.; Notaroš, B. M.

    2015-05-01

    A novel double-higher-order entire-domain volume integral equation (VIE) technique for efficient analysis of electromagnetic structures with continuously inhomogeneous dielectric materials is presented. The technique takes advantage of large curved hexahedral discretization elements—enabled by double-higher-order modeling (higher-order modeling of both the geometry and the current)—in applications involving highly inhomogeneous dielectric bodies. Lagrange-type modeling of an arbitrary continuous variation of the equivalent complex permittivity of the dielectric throughout each VIE geometrical element is implemented, in place of piecewise homogeneous approximate models of the inhomogeneous structures. The technique combines the features of the previous double-higher-order piecewise homogeneous VIE method and continuously inhomogeneous finite element method (FEM). This appears to be the first implementation and demonstration of a VIE method with double-higher-order discretization elements and conformal modeling of inhomogeneous dielectric materials embedded within elements that are also higher (arbitrary) order (with arbitrary material-representation orders within each curved and large VIE element). The new technique is validated and evaluated by comparisons with a continuously inhomogeneous double-higher-order FEM technique, a piecewise homogeneous version of the double-higher-order VIE technique, and a commercial piecewise homogeneous FEM code. The examples include two real-world applications involving continuously inhomogeneous permittivity profiles: scattering from an egg-shaped melting hailstone and near-field analysis of a Luneburg lens, illuminated by a corrugated horn antenna. The results show that the new technique is more efficient and ensures considerable reductions in the number of unknowns and computational time when compared to the three alternative approaches.

  13. Continuous measurement of cerebral blood volume in rats with the photoelectric technique: effect of morphine and naloxone.

    PubMed

    Sandor, P; Cox-van Put, J; de Jong, W; de Wied, D

    1986-11-01

    The validity of a photoelectric method for continuous cerebral blood volume (CBV) measurement was tested and modified for the rat's brain. A new way of introducing a miniature light source between the two hemispheres and fixing a light sensitive silicone blue cell to the outer surface of the parietal bone was developed. Light extinction factor of the rat's blood was determined experimentally (Eb rat = 1.38 +/- 0.15) in order to calculate absolute CBV value in this species, resulting in a 4.77 +/- 0.13 vol % absolute CBV value. Data obtained in anesthetized, artificially ventilated rats by simultaneous recording of CBV and local cerebral blood flow (H2-gas clearance technique) show that local hypothalamic blood flow decreased significantly after morphine (1.0 mg/kg s.c.), while total CBV remained unchanged. Opiate receptor blockade with naloxone (1.0 mg/kg s.c.) on the contrary, as well as naloxone and morphine administration, caused no change in local hypothalamic blood flow, but resulted in a significant increase of total cerebral blood volume.

  14. State of Nevada comments on the US Department of Energy site characterization plan, Yucca Mountain site, Nevada; Volume 3

    SciTech Connect

    1989-09-01

    In December 1988, the US Department of Energy issued a Site Characterization Plan (SCP) for the Yucca Mountain site, as required by Section 113 of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA). The purpose of site characterization is to develop sufficient information to support a determination of the suitability, or lack of suitability of the site to safely isolate high-level radioactive waste with reasonable certainty for thousands of years. The purpose of the Site Characterization Plan is to describe plans for obtaining sufficient information about the site, plans for mitigation of any adverse impacts occurring from site characterization activities, and plans for decontamination and decommissioning of the site if it is determined not to be suitable for a repository. Part I presents an overview of the State`s comments. The overview takes the form of general concerns and comments organized by specific areas of concern. The overview does not follow the format of the SCP.

  15. Editorial: Special issue on resources for the computer security and information assurance curriculum: Issue 1Curriculum Editorial Comments, Volume 1 and Volume 2

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    Frincke, Deb; Ouderkirk, Steven J.; Popovsky, Barbara

    2006-12-28

    This is a pair of articles to be used as the cover editorials for a special edition of the Journal of Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC) Special Edition on Resources for the Computer Security and Information Assurance Curriculum, volumes 1 and 2.

  16. Final report of the independent counsel for Iran/Contra matters. Volume 3: Comments and materials submitted by individuals and their attorneys responding to volume 1 of the final report

    SciTech Connect

    Walsh, L.E.

    1993-08-04

    In October and November 1986, two secret U.S. Government operations were publicly exposed, potentially implicating Reagan Administration officials in illegal activities. These operations were the provision of assistance to the military activities of the Nicaraguan contra rebels during an October 1984 to October 1986 prohibition on such aid, and the sale of U.S. arms to Iran in contravention of stated U.S. policy and in possible violation of arms-export controls. In late November 1986, Reagan Administration officials announced that some of the proceeds from the sale of U.S. arms to Iran had been diverted to the contras. As a result, Attorney General Edwin Meese III sought the appointment of an independent counsel to investigate and prosecute possible crimes. Volume III contains comments and materials submitted by individuals and their attorneys from that investigation.

  17. LETTERS AND COMMENTS: Spherical volume averages of static electric and magnetic fields using Coulomb and Biot-Savart laws

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    Hu, Ben Yu-Kuang

    2009-05-01

    Virtually identical derivations of the expressions for the spherical volume averages of static electric and magnetic fields are presented. These derivations utilize the Coulomb and Biot-Savart laws, and make no use of vector calculus identities or potentials.

  18. Cost-effectiveness analysis should continually assess competing health care options especially in high volume environments like cataract surgery

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    Khan, Ashiya; Amitava, Abadan Khan; Rizvi, Syed Ali Raza; Siddiqui, Ziya; Kumari, Namita; Grover, Shivani

    2015-01-01

    Context: Cost-effectiveness analysis should continually assess competing health care options especially in high volume environments like cataract surgery. Aims: To compare the cost effectiveness of phacoemulsification (PE) versus manual small-incision cataract surgery (MSICS). Settings and Design: Prospective randomized controlled trial. Tertiary care hospital setting. Subjects and Methods: A total of 52 consenting patients with age-related cataracts, were prospectively recruited, and block randomized to PE or MSICS group. Preoperative and postoperative LogMAR visual acuity (VA), visual function-14 (VF-14) score and their quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) were obtained, and the change in their values calculated. These were divided by the total cost incurred in the surgery to calculate and compare the cost effectiveness and cost utility. Surgery duration was also compared. Statistical Analysis Used: Two group comparison with Student's t-test. Significance set at P < 0.05; 95% confidence interval (CI) quoted where appropriate. Results: Both the MSICS and PE groups achieved comparative outcomes in terms of change (difference in mean [95% CI]) in LogMAR VA (0.03 [−0.05−0.11]), VF-14 score (7.92 [−1.03−16.86]) and QALYs (1.14 [−0.89−3.16]). However, with significantly lower costs (INR 3228 [2700–3756]), MSICS was more cost effective, with superior cost utility value. MSICS was also significantly quicker (10.58 min [6.85–14.30]) than PE. Conclusions: MSICS provides comparable visual and QALY improvement, yet takes less time, and is significantly more cost-effective, compared with PE. Greater push and penetration of MSICS, by the government, is justifiably warranted in our country. PMID:26265639

  19. Comments on Economides and Ehlig-Economides,"Sequestering carbon dioxide in a closed underground volume," SPE 124430, October 2009

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    Oldenburg, Curt; Pruess, Karsten; Birkholzer, Jens; Doughty, Christine

    2009-10-22

    The paper examines the pressure increase resulting from injection of CO2 into a 1D radial system with closed boundaries. The finding is that unacceptably high pressures are obtained when only 1% or less of the pore volume is occupied by injected CO2. These results are used to make the general conclusion that large-scale CCS is not feasible.

  20. Assessment of Program Impact Through First Grade, Volume V: Impact on Children. An Evaluation of Project Developmental Continuity. Interim Report X.

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    Berrueta-Clement, John; And Others

    Fifth in a series of six volumes reporting outcomes of the preliminary evaluation of an educational intervention, this report presents the findings of the effects of Project Developmental Continuity (PDC) up to the time the evaluation study's cohort of children completed grade 1. Preliminary findings concerning the relationship between variables…

  1. State of Nevada comments on the US Department of Energy site characterization plan, Yucca Mountain site, Nevada; Volume 4

    SciTech Connect

    1989-09-01

    The following document comprises a critical evaluation of the DOE`s Site Characterization Plan (SCP). The comments address a number of issues related to the scientific methods involved in the proposed procedures of site characterization, the suitability and integration of the methods, and the validity of the approach taken by the DOE in the context of the NRC regulations. The SCP contains many improvements of the Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) and the Environmental Assessment (EA), and fewer improvements of the SCP Consultation Draft. An obvious attempt has been made to address topics that were regarded in these previous reviews as deficiencies in the study program. For example, the activity and seismogenic potential of the Quaternary faults at Yucca Mountain are treated much more realistically than orignally proposed by the DOE, even though published data has not increased significantly since the DEA and EA were released. Water is now recognized as a resource, and faults and fault breccias are recognized as potential hosts for epithermal mineralization. There has, in addition, been considerable effort to incorporate a number of alternative conceptual models (involving both cross sections of Yucca Mountain and regional tectonic models) into the realm of tectonic hypotheses. There is a little doubt that the SCP proposes an exhaustive and wide-ranging scope of investigations for the purpose of site characterization, and that many of these investigations have been included by the DOE in response to critical reviews by external groups (such as the NRC and various State of Nevada agencies).

  2. State of Nevada comments on the US Department of Energy Site Characterization Plan, Yucca Mountain site, Nevada; Volume 1

    SciTech Connect

    1989-09-01

    One of the most important systems to understand is the hydrologic system at Yucca Mountain. This system probably contains the most likely pathways for radionuclide escape from the repository to the accessible environment. The hydrology of the unsaturated highly-fractured tuffs, in which the proposed repository would be constructed, is poorly understood because very little scientific study of this type of hydrogeologic system had been made prior to the selection of Yucca Mountain as a potential repository. The major concerns are of: (1) the time limitations for conducting the necessary investigations; (2) the great uncertainty regarding the hydrologic processes, especially fracture flow, in the unsaturated zone; (3) the inadequate consideration of various hydrogeologic and hydrologic factors, including coupled flow processes, recharge and discharge, and perched water zones; (4) the inadequate conceptual and numerical models of the saturated and unsaturated zones, and development of scenarios; (5) the flaws in the design and monitoring of observation wells; (6) the uncertainties in estimating infiltration, ground water travel time, the extent of the disturbed zone, and waste package integrity; and (7) the overall biased approach of the SCP. This report consists of a summary of these concerns, followed by specific comments on portions of Chapters 3 and 8 of the SCP.

  3. State of Nevada comments on the US Department of Energy consultation draft site characterization plan, Yucca Mountain site, Nevada research and development area, Nevada; Volume 1

    SciTech Connect

    1988-09-01

    The comments presented here represent a review effort by the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects and its Technical Support Contractors and advisors. Part I presents an overview of the comments contained in the document. The overview takes the form of general concerns and comments organized by specific areas of concern. The overview does not follow the format of the CD-SCP. Part II contains specific comments of the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects. These comments respond to specifics of the CD-SCP and do so in relation to the organizational format employed in the CD-SCP. Because of the way it is organized, the CD-SCP encouraged a certain degree of redundancy in our response. Part III of this document contains verbatim comments received from the Agency`s Technical Contractors and advisors. These comments address issues and contain information not contained in Parts I and II. As such, these comments should be viewed as important in their own right -- not as appendices to the State`s comment document.

  4. A Process Evaluation of Project Developmental Continuity. Interim Report II, Part A: Program Case Studies. Volume I.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Spencer, Lynn, Ed.

    These 8 case studies are part of a series of documents on the evaluation of Project Developmental Continuity (PDC), a Head Start demonstration program aimed at providing educational and developmental continuity between children's Head Start and primary school experiences. Each case study reviews the planning year at a PDC demonstration site in one…

  5. A Process Evaluation of Project Developmental Continuity. Interim Report II, Part A: Program Case Studies. Volume 2.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Spencer, Lynn, Ed.

    These 7 case studies are part of a series of documents on the evaluation of Project Developmental Continuity (PDC), a Head Start demonstration program aimed at providing educational and developmental continuity between children's Head Start and primary school experiences. Each case study reviews the planning year at a PDC demonstration site in one…

  6. Extracorporeal treatment with high-volume continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration and charcoal-based sorbent hemoperfusion for severe metformin-associated lactic acidosis.

    PubMed

    Garg, Suneel Kumar; Singh, Omender; Deepak, Desh; Singh, Akhilesh; Yadav, Rohit; Vashist, Kirti

    2016-05-01

    We present a case of a 49-year-old female with an alleged history of ingestion of approximately 100 tablets of metformin (850 mg each). Investigations revealed severe lactic acidosis with lactate levels of 13.5 mmol/L and pH of 7.17. This indicates severe toxicity and is associated with a high mortality. Charcoal-based sorbent hemoperfusion was done as a desperate effort, as patient continued to deteriorate despite supportive care and high-volume continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration. The patient survived despite metformin-associated lactic acidosis related to severe metformin toxicity. PMID:27275079

  7. Final Environmental Impact Statement for the construction and operation of Claiborne Enrichment Center, Homer, Louisiana (Docket No. 70-3-70). Volume 2, Public comments and NRC response

    SciTech Connect

    Zeitoun, A.

    1994-08-01

    The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) (Volume 1), was prepared by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in accordance with regulation 10 CFR Part 51, which implements the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to assess the potential environmental impacts for licensing the construction and operation of a proposed gaseous centrifuge enrichment facility to be built in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana by Louisiana Energy Services, L.P. (LES). The proposed facility would have a production capacity of about 866 metric tons annually of up to 5 weight percent enriched UF{sub 6}, using a proven centrifuge technology. Included in the assessment are co on, both normal operations and potential accidents (internal and external events), and the eventual decontamination and decommissioning of the site. In order to help assure that releases from the operation of the facility and potential impacts on the public are as low as reasonably achievable, an environmental monitoring program was developed by LES to detect significant changes in the background levels of uranium around the site. Other issues addressed include the purpose and need for the facility, the alternatives to the proposed action, potential disposition of the tails, the site selection process, and environmental justice. The NRC staff concludes that the facility can be constructed and operated with small and acceptable impacts on the public and the environment, and proposes to issue a license to the applicant, Louisiana Energy Services, to authorize construction and operation of the proposed facility. The letters in this Appendix have been divided into three sections. Section One contains letters to which the NRC responded by addressing specific comments. Section Two contains the letters that concerned the communities of Forest Grove and Center Springs. Section Three is composed of letters that required no response. These letters were generally in support of the facility.

  8. Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for continued operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore. Volume 2, Appendices A--D

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-08-01

    This Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) is prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This document analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the proposed action: continued operation, including near-term (within 5 to 10 years) proposed projects, of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore (SNL, Livermore). Additionally, this document analyzes a no action alternative involving continuing operations at FY 1992 funding levels without further growth, a modification of operations alternative to reduce adverse environmental impacts of operations or facilities, and a shutdown and decommissioning alternative of UC discontinuing its management of LLNL after the current contract expires on September 30, 1992. This document assesses the environmental impacts of the Laboratories` operations on air and water quality, geological and ecological systems, occupational and public health risks, prehistoric and historic resources, endangered species, floodplains and wetlands, socioeconomic resources, hazardous waste management, site contamination, and other environmental issues. The EIS/EIR is divided into five volumes and two companion reports. This volume contains the Final EIS/EIR technical appendices which provide technical support for the analyses in Volume 1 and also provide additional information and references.

  9. Final Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report for continued operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore. Volume 3, Appendices F--M

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-08-01

    This Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) is prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This document analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the proposed action: continued operation, including near-term (within 5 to 10 years) proposed projects, of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore (SNL, Livermore). Additionally, this document analyzes a no action alternative involving continuing operations at FY 1992 funding levels without further growth, a modification of operations alternative to reduce adverse environmental impacts of operations or facilities, and a shutdown and decommissioning alternative of UC discontinuing its management of LLNL after the current contract expires on September 30, 1992. This document assesses the environmental impacts of the Laboratories` operations on air and water quality, geological and ecological systems, occupational and public health risks, prehistoric and historic resources, endangered species, floodplains and wetlands, socioeconomic resources, hazardous waste management, site contamination, and other environmental issues. The EIS/EIR is divided into five volumes and two companion reports. This volume contains the Final EIS/EIR technical appendices F through M. Appendix L has been revised to reflect public information activities since publication of the Draft EIS/EIR. These appendices provide technical support for the analyses in Volume 1 and also provide additional information and references.

  10. Water Resources Data, Georgia, 2002--Volume 1: Continuous water-level, streamflow, water-quality data, and periodic water-quality data, Water Year 2002

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Hickey, Andrew C.; Kerestes, John F.; McCallum, Brian E.

    2002-01-01

    Water resources data for the 2002 water year for Georgia consists of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; and the stage and contents of lakes and reservoirs published in two volumes in a digital format on a CD-ROM. Volume one of this report contains water resources data for Georgia collected during water year 2002, including: discharge records of 154 gaging stations; stage for 165 gaging stations; precipitation for 105 gaging stations; information for 20 lakes and reservoirs; continuous water-quality records for 27 stations; the annual peak stage and annual peak discharge for 72 crest-stage partial-record stations; and miscellaneous streamflow measurements at 50 stations, and miscellaneous water-quality data recorded by the NAWQA program in Georgia. Volume two of this report contains water resources data for Georgia collected during calendar year 2002, including continuous water-level records of 155 ground-water wells and periodic records at 132 water-quality stations. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Georgia.

  11. Water Resources Data, Georgia, 2003, Volume 1: Continuous water-level, streamflow, water-quality data, and periodic water-quality data, Water Year 2003

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Hickey, Andrew C.; Kerestes, John F.; McCallum, Brian E.

    2004-01-01

    Water resources data for the 2003 water year for Georgia consists of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; and the stage and contents of lakes and reservoirs published in two volumes in a digital format on a CD-ROM. Volume one of this report contains water resources data for Georgia collected during water year 2003, including: discharge records of 163 gaging stations; stage for 187 gaging stations; precipitation for 140 gaging stations; information for 19 lakes and reservoirs; continuous water-quality records for 40 stations; the annual peak stage and annual peak discharge for 65 crest-stage partial-record stations; and miscellaneous streamflow measurements at 36 stations, and miscellaneous water-quality data at 162 stations in Georgia. Volume two of this report contains water resources data for Georgia collected during calendar year 2003, including continuous water-level records of 156 ground-water wells and periodic records at 130 water-quality stations. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Georgia.

  12. Programmer's manual for IOSYM: an input-oriented simulation language for continuous systems. Volume 2: subprogram description

    SciTech Connect

    Smith, D.M.

    1981-06-01

    IOSYM is an extension of the GASP IV simulation language. It permits systems which are sequences of continuous processes to be modeled graphically. Normally the system can be described by data input only. The language permits stochastic sequencing and termination criteria for processes and allows crossing conditions for ending operations that are more general than GASP IV. Extensive capability exists for conditional branching and logical modification of the network. IOSYM has been used to model the cost of geothermal drilling where the various costly processes of drilling are represented by IOSYM operations. The language is much more general however; it retains more of GASP IV's discrete event capabilities and permits easy modeling of continuous processes.

  13. Batch and continuous biogas production arising from feed varying in rice straw volumes following pre-treatment with extrusion.

    PubMed

    Menardo, S; Cacciatore, V; Balsari, P

    2015-03-01

    This paper studies the synergistic effects on biogas production obtained when different feedstocks are co-digested with varying proportions of rice straw and explores their behavior at the laboratory scale in continuously stirred digesters. Evaluative measures included methane production, volatile solids degradation, ash accumulation, and extrusion effectiveness. The effect of extrusion on the production of energy was also investigated. Results indicated that continuous stirred digesters fed with substrates composed of 10% or 30% of ensiled rice straw (on total FM) produced 146.1 and 140.0lNCH4kgDM(-1)day(-1), respectively. When extrusion was employed, organic matter degradation was promoted and methane production was significantly raised-by as much as 16%. For the feeds containing 10% rice straw, the increase in obtained energy was higher than the energy needed for the extrusion, but the energy balance was close to zero when the percentage of rice straw was the 30% of the feed.

  14. Viking lander imaging investigation during extended and continuation automatic missions. Volume 1: Lander 1 picture catalog of experiment data record

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Jones, K. L.; Henshaw, M.; Mcmenomy, C.; Robles, A.; Scribner, P. C.; Wall, S. D.; Wilson, J. W.

    1981-01-01

    All images returned by Viking Lander 1 during the extended and continuation automatic phases of the Viking Mission are presented. Listings of supplemental information which describe the conditions under which the images were acquired are included together with skyline drawings which show where the images are positioned in the field of view of the cameras. Subsets of the images are listed in a variety of sequences to aid in locating images of interest. The format and organization of the digital magnetic tape storage of the images are described as well as the mission and the camera system.

  15. Viking lander imaging investigation during extended and continuation automatic missions. Volume 2: Lander 2 picture catalog of experiment data record

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Jones, K. L.; Henshaw, M.; Mcmenomy, C.; Robles, A.; Scribner, P. C.; Wall, S. D.; Wilson, J. W.

    1981-01-01

    Images returned by the two Viking landers during the extended and continuation automatic phases of the Viking Mission are presented. Information describing the conditions under which the images were acquired is included with skyline drawings showing the images positioned in the field of view of the cameras. Subsets of the images are listed in a variety of sequences to aid in locating images of interest. The format and organization of the digital magnetic tape storage of the images are described. A brief description of the mission and the camera system is also included.

  16. Final Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report for continued operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore. Volume 1, Text

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-08-01

    This Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) is prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This document analyzes the potential environmental impacts of the proposed action: continued operation, including near-term (within 5 to 10 years) proposed projects, of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore (SNL, Livermore). Additionally, this document analyzes a no action alternative involving continuing operations at FY 1992 funding levels without further growth, a modification of operations alternative to reduce adverse environmental impacts of operations or facilities, and a shutdown and decommissioning alternative of UC discontinuing its management of LLNL after the current contract expires on September 30, 1992. This document assesses the environmental impacts of the Laboratories` operations on air and water quality, geological and ecological systems, occupational and public health risks, prehistoric and historic resources, endangered species, floodplains and wetlands, socioeconomic resources, hazardous waste management, site contamination, and other environmental issues. The EIS/EIR is divided into five volumes and two companion reports. This volume contains the Final EIS/EIR, which in part relies on the detailed information in the appendices, and comprehensively discusses the proposed action, the alternatives, and the existing conditions and impacts of the proposed action and the alternatives.

  17. Journal of Glenn T. Seaborg, 1971--1979. Volume 5b, July 1, 1976--December 31, 1976

    SciTech Connect

    Seaborg, G.T.

    1993-06-01

    Volume 5b continues the journal kept by Glenn T. Seaborg, head of the Atomic Energy Commission under President Kennedy. In addition to comments on his professional activities at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and his activities as president of the American Chemical Society, Mr. Seaborg includes correspondences, newspaper clippings of functions he attended, and even the occasional comment about his personal life. His experiments at this time were concerned with SuperHILAC bombardments.

  18. Water Resources Data, Georgia, 2001, Volume 1: Continuous water-level, streamflow, water-quality data, and periodic water-quality data, Water Year 2001

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    McCallum, Brian E.; Kerestes, John F.; Hickey, Andrew C.

    2001-01-01

    Water resources data for the 2001 water year for Georgia consists of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; and the stage and contents of lakes and reservoirs published in two volumes in a digital format on a CD-ROM. Volume one of this report contains water resources data for Georgia collected during water year 2001, including: discharge records of 133 gaging stations; stage for 144 gaging stations; precipitation for 58 gaging stations; information for 19 lakes and reservoirs; continuous water-quality records for 17 stations; the annual peak stage and annual peak discharge for 76 crest-stage partial-record stations; and miscellaneous streamflow measurements at 27 stations, and miscellaneous water-quality data recorded by the NAWQA program in Georgia. Volume two of this report contains water resources data for Georgia collected during calendar year 2001, including continuous water-level records of 159 ground-water wells and periodic records at 138 water-quality stations. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Georgia. Note: Historically, this report was published as a paper report. For the 1999 and subsequent water-year reports, the Water Resources Data for Georgia changed to a new, more informative and functional format on CD-ROM. The format is based on a geographic information system (GIS) user interface that allows the user to view map locations of the hydrologic monitoring stations and networks within respective river basins.

  19. Notes and Comments.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Research in the Teaching of English, 1980

    1980-01-01

    Stephen P. Witte outlines a conceptual model useful for classifying research in written composition; Roy C. O'Connell surveys contents of volumes 1-10 of this journal; and Arthur Applebee and George Hillocks, Jr., trade comments about James Britton's study as reported in "The Development of Writing Abilities (11-18)." (GT)

  20. Hazardous air pollutant emissions from process units in the synthetic organic chemical manufacturing industry: Background information for final standards. Volume 2A. Comments on process vents, storage vessels, transfer operations, and equipment leaks. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-03-01

    This background information document (BID) provides summaries and responses for public comments received regarding the Hazardous Organic National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), commonly referred to as the HON. The HON will primarily affect the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI). However, the provisions for equipment leaks also apply to certain polymer and resin production processes, certain pesticide production processes, and certain miscellaneous processes that are subject to the negotiated regulation for equipment leaks. Volume 2A is organized by emission point and contains discussions of specific technical issues related to process vents, storage vessels, transfer operations, and equipment leaks. Volume 2A discusses specific technical issues such as control technology, cost analysis, emission estimates, Group 1/Group 2 determination, compliance options and demonstrations, and monitoring.

  1. 10 CFR 501.31 - Written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Written comments. 501.31 Section 501.31 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (CONTINUED) ALTERNATE FUELS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES AND SANCTIONS Written Comments, Public Hearings and Conferences During Administrative Proceedings § 501.31 Written comments. (a)...

  2. 10 CFR 501.31 - Written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Written comments. 501.31 Section 501.31 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (CONTINUED) ALTERNATE FUELS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES AND SANCTIONS Written Comments, Public Hearings and Conferences During Administrative Proceedings § 501.31 Written comments. (a)...

  3. 10 CFR 501.31 - Written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Written comments. 501.31 Section 501.31 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (CONTINUED) ALTERNATE FUELS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES AND SANCTIONS Written Comments, Public Hearings and Conferences During Administrative Proceedings § 501.31 Written comments. (a)...

  4. Tunable continuous-wave dual-wavelength laser by external-cavity superluminescent diode with a volume Bragg grating and a diffraction grating

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zheng, Yujin; Kurita, Takashi; Sekine, Takashi; Kato, Yoshinori; Kawashima, Toshiyuki

    2016-10-01

    We demonstrate the tunable continuous-wave dual-wavelength laser based on a double external-cavity superluminescent diode (SLD). The double external cavity consisted of a volume Bragg grating (VBG) and a diffraction grating bracketing the SLD's two facets. The VBG was used as an output coupler to enable the external-cavity SLD to achieve a stable wavelength. A narrow bandwidth of 0.25 nm was achieved in single-wavelength operation. The diffraction grating served as an end mirror to create another tunable wavelength external cavity for the SLD. A wavelength tuning range of 23 nm was achieved. The laser output of the double external-cavity SLD had a tunable spectral separation with dual-wavelengths from +6.42 to -16.94 nm. An output power of up to 37.7 mW was achieved with a frequency difference of 7.1 THz.

  5. Water Resources Data, Georgia, 2000, Volume 1: Continuous water-level, streamflow, water-quality data, and periodic water-quality data, Water Year 2000

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    McCallum, Brian E.; Hickey, Andrew C.

    2000-01-01

    Water resources data for the 2000 water year for Georgia consists of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; and the stage and contents of lakes and reservoirs published in one volume in a digital format on a CD-ROM. This volume contains discharge records of 125 gaging stations; stage for 20 gaging stations; information for 18 lakes and reservoirs; continuous water-quality records for 10 stations; the annual peak stage and annual peak discharge for 77 crest-stage partial-record stations; and miscellaneous streamflow measurements at 21 stations. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Georgia. Note: Historically, this report was published as a paper report. For the 1999 and subsequent water-year reports, the Water Resources Data for Georgia changed to a new, more informative and functional format on CD-ROM. The format is based on a geographic information system (GIS) user interface that allows the user to view map locations of the hydrologic monitoring stations and networks within respective river basins.

  6. Noninvasive, low-noise, fast imaging of blood volume and deoxygenation changes in muscles using light-emitting diode continuous-wave imager

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lin, Yuanqing; Lech, Gwen; Nioka, Shoko; Intes, Xavier; Chance, Britton

    2002-08-01

    This article focuses on optimizing the signal to noise ratio (SNR) of a three-wavelength light-emitting diode (LED) near-infrared continuous-wave (cw) imager and its application to in vivo muscle metabolism measurement. The shot-noise limited SNR is derived and calculated to be 2 x104 for the physiological blood concentrations of muscle. Aiming at shot-noise limited SNR performance and fast imaging, we utilize sample and hold circuits to reduce high-frequency noise. These circuits have also been designed to be parallel integrating, through which SNR of 2 x103 and 2 Hz imaging acquisition rate have been achieved when the probe is placed on a muscle model. The noise corresponds to 2 x10-4 optical density error, which suggests an in vitro resolution of 15. 4 nM blood volume and 46.8 nM deoxygenation changes. A 48 dB digital gain control circuit with 256 steps is employed to enlarge the dynamic range of the imager. We utilize cuff ischemia as a living model demonstration and its results are reported. The instrument is applied during exercise to measure the changes of blood volume and deoxygenation, which provides important information about muscle metabolism. We find that the primary source of noise encountered during exercise experiment is from the random motion of muscle. The results demonstrate that the LED cw imager is ideal for the noninvasive study of muscle metabolism.

  7. Telephone Flat Geothermal Development Project Environmental Impact Statement Environmental Impact Report. Final: Comments and Responses to Comments

    SciTech Connect

    1999-02-01

    This document is the Comments and Responses to Comments volume of the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report prepared for the proposed Telephone Flat Geothermal Development Project (Final EIS/EIR). This volume of the Final EIS/EIR provides copies of the written comments received on the Draft EIS/EIR and the leady agency responses to those comments in conformance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

  8. Final response to BDAT related comments document. F025, K002-K008, K011, K013-15, K046, K061, K069. volume 1-k

    SciTech Connect

    Rosengrant, L.; Craig, R.

    1990-05-01

    The contents of this article include the following: wastes from production of chlorinated aliphatics (treatment standard); inorganic pigments (support standard, background document corrections, and sampling frequency); acrylonitrile (wastewater definition, acrylonitrile standard, performance data, numerical standard vs. wet air oxidation method, and data request); still bottoms from benzal chloride (nickel standard and organic standards); spent antimony catalyst (no comments were received for this waste code); ww treatment sludges from manufacturing, formulating, and loading of lead-based initiating compounds (treatment standard, stabilization technology, deactivation technology, waste minimization, and analytical data); ammonia still lime sludge (no comments were recieved for this waste code); electric arc furnace dust (wastewater treatment standard, high temperature metals recovery and residuals, treatment technologies for nonwastewaters, and availability of high temperature metals recovery); and emission control dust/sludge from secondary lead smelting (treatment standard).

  9. Conversion of a Continuous Flow Cavity Ring-Down Spectrometer to Measure 13C in CO2 Using Static Analyses of Small Volume Grab Samples (Invited)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rahn, T.; Jordanova, K.; Berryman, E.; van Pelt, A. D.; Marshall, J. D.

    2010-12-01

    Laser-based analyses of concentration and isotopic content allow unprecedented temporal resolution for a number of important atmospheric constituents. Perhaps overlooked is the potential for these tools to also provide analyses in a more traditional "mass spectrometric" mode that is readily deployable in a field setting. Certain sampling regimes (e.g. soil profiles) are not appropriate for continuous sampling due to their slow change and disturbance of gradients caused by frequent/continuous sampling. We have modified the inlet and plumbing system of a commercial continuous flow cavity ring-down spectrometer in a manner that allows for 13C analyses of CO2 from syringe samples at volumes as small as 25 ml of air with ambient concentrations of CO2. The method employs an external high vacuum pump and a series of programmable micro-valves that allow for evacuation of the long-pass ring-down cell followed by controlled filling, via syringe, of the cavity to optimal sampling pressure and subsequent static analysis of CO2 concentration and 13C /13C ratios. The set-up is field deployable with modest power requirements and allows for near real time analysis in a variety of sampling environments and on-the-fly determination of sampling protocol. In its current configuration, the system provides precision of 1% for CO2 concentration and 0.3 permil for δ13C in replicate analyses of reference air. We have deployed the system to a field laboratory in central New Mexico near a controlled tree mortality research site where post-mortality ecosystem CO2 evolution is being studied. Results from the first field season will be presented and discussed.

  10. Fluid therapy LiDCO controlled trial-optimization of volume resuscitation of extensively burned patients through noninvasive continuous real-time hemodynamic monitoring LiDCO.

    PubMed

    Tokarik, Monika; Sjöberg, Folke; Balik, Martin; Pafcuga, Igor; Broz, Ludomir

    2013-01-01

    This pilot trial aims at gaining support for the optimization of acute burn resuscitation through noninvasive continuous real-time hemodynamic monitoring using arterial pulse contour analysis. A group of 21 burned patients meeting preliminary criteria (age range 18-75 years with second- third- degree burns and TBSA ≥10-75%) was randomized during 2010. A hemodynamic monitoring through lithium dilution cardiac output was used in 10 randomized patients (LiDCO group), whereas those without LiDCO monitoring were defined as the control group. The modified Brooke/Parkland formula as a starting resuscitative formula, balanced crystalloids as the initial solutions, urine output of 0.5 ml/kg/hr as a crucial value of adequate intravascular filling were used in both groups. Additionally, the volume and vasopressor/inotropic support were based on dynamic preload parameters in the LiDCO group in the case of circulatory instability and oligouria. Statistical analysis was done using t-tests. Within the first 24 hours postburn, a significantly lower consumption of crystalloids was registered in LiDCO group (P = .04). The fluid balance under LiDCO control in combination with hourly diuresis contributed to reducing the cumulative fluid balance approximately by 10% compared with fluid management based on standard monitoring parameters. The amount of applied solutions in the LiDCO group got closer to Brooke formula whereas the urine output was at the same level in both groups (0.8 ml/kg/hr). The new finding in this study is that when a fluid resuscitation is based on the arterial waveform analysis, the initial fluid volume provided was significantly lower than that delivered on the basis of physician-directed fluid resuscitation (by urine output and mean arterial pressure).

  11. Response to "Comment on `A large volume uniform plasma generator for the experiments of electromagnetic wave propagation in plasma'" [Phys. Plasmas 23, 094701 (2016)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yang, Min; Li, Xiaoping; Xie, Kai; Liu, yanming; Liu, Donglin

    2016-09-01

    We respond to the issues raised in the comment by Eliseev and Kudryavtsev [Phys. Plasmas 23, 094701 (2016)]. We re-examine the principle of plasma generation and the operating situations in our plasma device, and some simplified models are founded to illustrate the qualitative relations between the pressure and the magnitude and uniformity of ne. We stand by our original conclusions in our plasma device that the magnitude and uniformity of ne are in roughly reverse proportion to the gas pressure in the chamber, as observed in the experiment.

  12. Effect of sample test volume and geometry on the tensile mechanical behavior of SiC/SiC continuous fiber ceramic composites. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Sankar, J.; Kelkar, A.D.; Neogi, J.

    1998-09-01

    The development of a silicon carbide-type fiber from an organometallic precursor has led to a major resurgence of interest in fiber-reinforced ceramic matrix composites. By combining this high strength fiber with a variety of ceramic matrices it has been possible to achieve tough composites offering significant potential advantages over monolithic ceramics and carbon-carbon for high temperature applications. A continuous-fiber ceramic matrix composite (CFCC) typical of materials proposed for such industrial applications as power generation, heat recovery and chemical production as well as biomedical and environmental applications was tested in uniaxial tension using a universal test machine. Test parameters investigated included: test mode (load versus displacement), test rate (0.003 mm/s, 0.03 mm/s, 50 N/s and 500 N/s), specimen geometry (straight-sided versus reduced-gauge section) and type of specimen volume (long/thin versus short/fat). Typical properties include an average elastic modulus 130 {+-} 10 Gpa, an average proportional limit stress of 45 {+-} 20 Mpa, an average ultimate tensile strength of 180 {+-} 20 MPa and an average modulus of toughness of 8.4 {+-} 2 (x10{sup 5})J/m{sup 3}.

  13. Total flammable mass and volume within a vapor cloud produced by a continuous fuel-gas or volatile liquid-fuel release.

    PubMed

    Epstein, Michael; Fauske, Hans K

    2007-08-25

    The top-hat jet/plume model has recently been employed to obtain simple closed-form expressions for the mass of fuel in the flammable region of a vapor "cloud" produced by an axisymmetric (round) continuous-turbulent jet having positive or negative buoyancy [1]. The fuel release may be a gas or a volatile liquid. In this paper, the top-hat analysis is extended to obtain closed-form approximate expressions for the total mass (fuel+entrained air) and volume of the flammable region of a release cloud produced by either a round or a plane (two-dimensional) buoyant jet. These expressions lead to predicted average fuel concentrations in the flammable regions of the release clouds which, when compared with the stoichiometric concentration, serve as indicators of the potential severity of release cloud explosions. For a fixed release mass, the combustion overpressure following ignition of a hydrogen/air cloud is anticipated to be significantly lower than that due to ignition of a hydrocarbon/air cloud. The predicted average hydrogen concentration within the flammable region of the release cloud is below the lower detonability limit. The facility with which the expressions can be used for predictions of combustion overpressures is illustrated for propane releases and deflagrations in a closed compartment. PMID:17363152

  14. Total flammable mass and volume within a vapor cloud produced by a continuous fuel-gas or volatile liquid-fuel release.

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    Epstein, Michael; Fauske, Hans K

    2007-08-25

    The top-hat jet/plume model has recently been employed to obtain simple closed-form expressions for the mass of fuel in the flammable region of a vapor "cloud" produced by an axisymmetric (round) continuous-turbulent jet having positive or negative buoyancy [1]. The fuel release may be a gas or a volatile liquid. In this paper, the top-hat analysis is extended to obtain closed-form approximate expressions for the total mass (fuel+entrained air) and volume of the flammable region of a release cloud produced by either a round or a plane (two-dimensional) buoyant jet. These expressions lead to predicted average fuel concentrations in the flammable regions of the release clouds which, when compared with the stoichiometric concentration, serve as indicators of the potential severity of release cloud explosions. For a fixed release mass, the combustion overpressure following ignition of a hydrogen/air cloud is anticipated to be significantly lower than that due to ignition of a hydrocarbon/air cloud. The predicted average hydrogen concentration within the flammable region of the release cloud is below the lower detonability limit. The facility with which the expressions can be used for predictions of combustion overpressures is illustrated for propane releases and deflagrations in a closed compartment.

  15. Continuous noninvasive cardiac output determination using the CNAP system: evaluation of a cardiac output algorithm for the analysis of volume clamp method-derived pulse contour.

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    Wagner, Julia Y; Grond, Julian; Fortin, Jürgen; Negulescu, Ileana; Schöfthaler, Miriam; Saugel, Bernd

    2016-08-01

    The CNAP system (CNSystems Medizintechnik AG, Graz, Austria) provides noninvasive continuous arterial pressure measurements by using the volume clamp method. Recently, an algorithm for the determination of cardiac output by pulse contour analysis of the arterial waveform recorded with the CNAP system became available. We evaluated the agreement of the continuous noninvasive cardiac output (CNCO) measurements by CNAP in comparison with cardiac output measurements invasively obtained using transpulmonary thermodilution (TDCO). In this proof-of-concept analysis we studied 38 intensive care unit patients from a previously set up database containing CNAP-derived arterial pressure data and TDCO values obtained with the PiCCO system (Pulsion Medical Systems SE, Feldkirchen, Germany). We applied the new CNCO algorithm retrospectively to the arterial pressure waveforms recorded with CNAP and compared CNCO with the corresponding TDCO values (criterion standard). Analyses were performed separately for (1) CNCO calibrated to the first TDCO (CNCO-cal) and (2) CNCO autocalibrated to biometric patient data (CNCO-auto). We did not perform an analysis of trending capabilities because the patients were hemodynamically stable. The median age and APACHE II score of the 22 male and 16 female patients was 63 years and 18 points, respectively. 18 % were mechanically ventilated and in 29 % vasopressors were administered. Mean ± standard deviation for CNCO-cal, CNCO-auto, and TDCO was 8.1 ± 2.7, 6.4 ± 1.9, and 7.8 ± 2.4 L/min, respectively. For CNCO-cal versus TDCO, Bland-Altman analysis demonstrated a mean difference of +0.2 L/min (standard deviation 1.0 L/min; 95 % limits of agreement -1.7 to +2.2 L/min, percentage error 25 %). For CNCO-auto versus TDCO, the mean difference was -1.4 L/min (standard deviation 1.8 L/min; 95 % limits of agreement -4.9 to +2.1 L/min, percentage error 45 %). This pilot analysis shows that CNCO determination is feasible in critically

  16. Comments on ''Rayleigh-Taylor instability of a continuously stratified magnetofluid under a general rotation field'' [Phys. Fluids A 1, 1600 (1989)

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    Chakraborty, B. B.; Tuteja, G. S.

    1991-08-01

    Rayleigh-Taylor instability of a continuously stratified magnetofluid under a general rotation field, earlier studied by Dávalos-Orozco and Aguilar-Rosas [Phys. Fluids A 1, 1600 (1989)] is reconsidered. Some corrections in their analysis are made and the discrepancies between their results in some special cases and those obtained by Chakraborty [Phys. Fluids 25, 743 (1982)] and Hide [J. Fluid Mech. 39, 283 (1969)] are removed.

  17. Response to 'Comment on 'Continuum modes in rotating plasmas: General equations and continuous spectra for large aspect ratio tokamaks' '[Phys. Plasmas 19, 064701 (2012)

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    Lakhin, V. P.; Ilgisonis, V. I.

    2012-06-15

    The equations for the continuous spectra derived in our paper [V. P. Lakhin and V. I. Ilgisonis, Phys. Plasmas 18, 092103 (2011)] can be reduced to the matrix form used by Goedbloed et al.[Phys. Plasmas 11, 28 (2004)]. It is shown that the assumptions made in our paper provide the elliptic flow regime and guarantee the existence of plasma equilibrium with nested magnetic surfaces of circular cross-section. The new results on magnetohydrodynamic instabilities of such tokamak equilibria obtained in our paper but absent in the paper by Goedbloed et al. are emphasized.

  18. Comment on 'Continuum modes in rotating plasmas: General equations and continuous spectra for large aspect ratio tokamaks'[Phys. Plasmas 18, 092103 (2011)

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    Goedbloed, J. P.

    2012-06-15

    It is shown that some of the main results of the recent paper by Lakhin and Ilgisonis [Phys. Plasmas 18, 092103 (2011)], viz. the derivation of the equations for the continuous spectra of poloidally and toroidally rotating plasmas and their special solution for large aspect ratio tokamaks with large parallel flows were obtained before by Goedbloed, Belieen, van der Holst, and Keppens [Phys. Plasmas 11, 28 (2004)]. A further rearrangement of the system of equations for the coupled Alfven and slow continuous spectra clearly exhibits: (a) coupling through a single tangential derivative, which is a generalization of the geodesic curvature; (b) the 'transonic' transitions of the equilibrium, which need to be carefully examined in order to avoid entering hyperbolic flow regimes where the stability formalism breaks down. A critical discussion is devoted to the implications of this failure, which is generally missed in the tokamak literature, possibly as a result of the wide-spread use of the sonic Mach number of gas dynamics, which is an irrelevant and misleading parameter in 'transonic' magnetohydrodynamics. Once this obstacle in understanding is removed, further application of the theory of trans-slow Alfven continuum instabilities to both tokamaks, with possible implications for the L-H transition, and astrophysical objects like 'fat' accretion disks, with a possible new route to magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, becomes feasible.

  19. The performance of GPS time and frequency transfer: comment on ‘A detailed comparison of two continuous GPS carrier-phase time transfer techniques’

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    Petit, Gérard; Defraigne, Pascale

    2016-06-01

    The paper ‘A detailed comparison of two continuous GPS carrier-phase time transfer techniques’ (Yao et al 2015 Metrologia 52 666) presents the revised RINEX-shift (RRS) method, a technique using ‘classical precise point positioning (PPP)’ solutions on sliding batches and aiming at providing continuous time links. The authors claim the superiority of the RRS technique with respect to ‘classical PPP’ in terms of frequency stability and solving for discontinuities due to data gaps. It is shown here that these conclusions do not rely on physical principles, and are erroneous as they are driven by misinterpreted or corrupted PPP solutions. Using state-of-the-art PPP computation on the same data sets used in Yao et al’s paper (2015 Metrologia 52 666), we show that the stability of RRS is at best similar to that of ‘classical PPP’ (within statistical uncertainties). Furthermore, the RRS method of removing discontinuities in case of data gaps by interpolating the phase data should not be applied systematically as it can cause erroneous clock solutions when the data gaps are associated with a true phase discontinuity.

  20. Monitoring instream turbidity to estimate continuous suspended-sediment loads and yields and clay-water volumes in the upper North Santiam River Basin, Oregon, 1998-2000

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    Uhrich, Mark A.; Bragg, Heather M.

    2003-01-01

    suspended clay that entered Detroit Lake from the three main tributaries. 'Suspended-clay water' was defined as water having a value of at least 10 NTU after settling the required 8.5 hours. The suspended-clay concentrations of 10 NTU or higher were paired with the corresponding stream discharge in the continuous record. These summed discharges represent the annual volume of water containing suspended clay that entered Detroit Lake from the three main tributaries. Higher yields (load per unit area) of suspended sediment and suspended-clay water were observed from the smaller Breitenbush River and Blowout Creek subbasins than from the main-stem North Santiam River for water years 1999 and 2000. The 3-day peak streamflow and turbidity events in 1999 and 2000 carried two-thirds of the annual suspended-sediment load for the three subbasins. Turbidity and suspended-sediment concentration relations within the upper North Santiam River Basin are basin specific and can change annually within a single subbasin. Techniques developed during this study will assist water resource planners in understanding and managing water quality in their watersheds, particularly those in which there are persistent-turbidity problems.

  1. Development of an advanced, continuous mild gasification process for the production of co-products (Tasks 2, 3, and 4. 1 to 4. 6), Volume 2

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    Knight, R.A.; Gissy, J.L.; Onischak, M.; Babu, S.P.; Carty, R.H. ); Duthie, R.G. ); Wootten, J.M. )

    1991-09-01

    Volume 2 contains information on the following topics: (1) Mild Gasification Technology Development: Process Research Unit Tests Using Slipstream Sampling; (2) Bench-Scale Char Upgrading Study; (3) Mild Gasification Technology Development: System Integration Studies. (VC)

  2. Ten years of continuous observations of stratospheric ozone depleting gases at Monte Cimone (Italy)--comments on the effectiveness of the Montreal Protocol from a regional perspective.

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    Maione, M; Giostra, U; Arduini, J; Furlani, F; Graziosi, F; Lo Vullo, E; Bonasoni, P

    2013-02-15

    Halogenated gases potentially harmful to the stratospheric ozone layer are monitored worldwide in order to assess compliance with the Montreal Protocol requiring a phase out of these compounds on a global scale. We present the results of long term (2002-2011) continuous observation conducted at the Mt. Cimone GAW Global Station located on the highest peak of the Italian Northern Apennines, at the border of two important regions: the Po Valley (and the Alps) to the North and the Mediterranean Basin to the South. Bi-hourly air samples of CFC-12, CFC-11, CFC-114, CFC-115, H-1211, H-1301, methyl chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, HCFC-22, HCFC-142b, HCFC-124 and methyl bromide are collected and analysed using a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, providing multi annual time series. In order to appreciate the effectiveness of the Montreal Protocol from a regional perspective, trends and annual growth rates of halogenated species have been calculated after identification of their baseline values. A comparison with results from other international observation programmes is also presented. Our data show that the peak in the atmospheric mixing ratios of four chlorofluorocarbons, two halons and two chlorocarbons has been reached and all these species now show a negative atmospheric trend. Pollution episodes are still occurring for species like halon-1211, methyl chloroform and carbon tetrachloride, indicating fresh emissions from the site domain which could be ascribed both to fugitive un-reported uses of the compounds and/or emissions from banks. For the hydrofluorocarbons changes in the baseline are affected by emissions from fast developing Countries in East Asia. Fresh emissions from the site domain are clearly declining. Methyl bromide, for which the Mediterranean area is an important source region, shows, in a generally decreasing trend, an emission pattern that is not consistent with the phase-out schedule of this compound, with a renewed increase in the last two

  3. Ten years of continuous observations of stratospheric ozone depleting gases at Monte Cimone (Italy)--comments on the effectiveness of the Montreal Protocol from a regional perspective.

    PubMed

    Maione, M; Giostra, U; Arduini, J; Furlani, F; Graziosi, F; Lo Vullo, E; Bonasoni, P

    2013-02-15

    Halogenated gases potentially harmful to the stratospheric ozone layer are monitored worldwide in order to assess compliance with the Montreal Protocol requiring a phase out of these compounds on a global scale. We present the results of long term (2002-2011) continuous observation conducted at the Mt. Cimone GAW Global Station located on the highest peak of the Italian Northern Apennines, at the border of two important regions: the Po Valley (and the Alps) to the North and the Mediterranean Basin to the South. Bi-hourly air samples of CFC-12, CFC-11, CFC-114, CFC-115, H-1211, H-1301, methyl chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, HCFC-22, HCFC-142b, HCFC-124 and methyl bromide are collected and analysed using a gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, providing multi annual time series. In order to appreciate the effectiveness of the Montreal Protocol from a regional perspective, trends and annual growth rates of halogenated species have been calculated after identification of their baseline values. A comparison with results from other international observation programmes is also presented. Our data show that the peak in the atmospheric mixing ratios of four chlorofluorocarbons, two halons and two chlorocarbons has been reached and all these species now show a negative atmospheric trend. Pollution episodes are still occurring for species like halon-1211, methyl chloroform and carbon tetrachloride, indicating fresh emissions from the site domain which could be ascribed both to fugitive un-reported uses of the compounds and/or emissions from banks. For the hydrofluorocarbons changes in the baseline are affected by emissions from fast developing Countries in East Asia. Fresh emissions from the site domain are clearly declining. Methyl bromide, for which the Mediterranean area is an important source region, shows, in a generally decreasing trend, an emission pattern that is not consistent with the phase-out schedule of this compound, with a renewed increase in the last two

  4. De Minimis waste impacts analysis methodology. IMPACTS - BRC user's guide and methodology for radioactive wastes below regulatory concern. Draft report for comment. Volume 2

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    Forstom, J.M.; Goode, D.J.

    1986-07-01

    This report describes the methodology and computer program used by NRC to evaluate radiological impacts associated with petitions to have specific slightly contaminated radioactive waste streams designated as ''below regulatory concern.'' These wastes could be treated and disposed of at facilities which are not licensed for low-level radioactive waste management. The IMPACTS-BRC computer program is implemented on IBM-PC microcomputers using the FORTRAN programming language. Radiological impacts (doses) are estimated for several pathways including direct gamma radiation exposure, worker inhalation and exposure, offsite atmospheric and water releases, and intruder exposures. Annual impacts are calculated for the maximum individual, critical groups, and general population. The treatment and disposal options include onsite incineration, incineration at municipal and hazardous waste facilities, and disposal at sanitary landfills and hazardous waste landfills. Modifications to the program (from Volume 1) are primarily for microcomputer compatibility and to provide information needed to evaluate the petitions. Default environmental and facility parameters are developed representing conservative assumptions about site selection and operational procedures. In particular, the parameters of the groundwater pathway model are modified to represent more conservative assumptions than the original model (Volume 1).

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  12. Model Continuing Recognition System in Library and Information Science Including Provision for Non-Traditional Studies and Development of a Prototype Home Study Program. Final Report. Volume II of Two Volumes. Motivation: A Vital Force in the Organization.

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    Peterson, Fred M.; And Others

    The second of two volumes, this prototype home-based study course for library/media/information personnel is designed to provide a better understanding of the complexity of human behavior and the motivational climate in an organization, and to enable course participants to contribute to the effective development of human resources in the library…

  13. Continuous noninvasive in vivo monitoring of intravascular plasma volume and hematocrit changes during hemodialysis in humans: direct comparison with the CRIT-LINE

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    Deng, Bin; Kastner, Evan; Narsipur, Sriram S.; Goodisman, Jerry; Chaiken, J.

    2014-02-01

    We report a new device and algorithm that allows simultaneous monitoring of the hematocrit and plasma volume fraction of blood within the intravascular space of an optically probed volume of skin. Skin is probed with a near infrared (NIR) laser and simultaneously collecting the Rayleigh and Mie scattered light as one raw signal and the undifferentiated Raman and fluorescence emission as the second raw signal. These signals are combined using six parameters that can be obtained by either direct calculation or empirical calibration to permit monitoring of the blood in human skin (e.g. fingertips). We tested a device based on the algorithm that might be useful in allowing the early detection of blood loss for people who have no external injury but may be hemorrhaging internally. IRB allowed experiments monitoring blood in human fingertip skin in vivo during routine hemodialysis demonstrated good agreement between the experimental device and the CRIT-LINE®, an FDA approved device that is built into the dialysis machine and applies the Twersky algorithm to blood in the dialysis machine (i.e. in vitro). Based on observation of 9 different test subjects, as dialysis removes fluid from the intravascular space causing an increase in hematocrit and a decrease in plasma volume, the CRIT-LINE response is closely emulated (typical per session linear correlation r2=0.78, N=87, p<0.0001) with the new device. Calibration across subjects, the measurement of absolute hematocrit, and potential confounding factors will also be discussed.

  14. A pilot study examining the effects of low-volume high-intensity interval training and continuous low to moderate intensity training on quality of life, functional capacity and cardiovascular risk factors in cancer survivors

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    Pumpa, Kate L.; Arnolda, Leonard; Cooke, Julie; Yip, Desmond; Craft, Paul S.; Semple, Stuart

    2016-01-01

    Purpose The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of low-volume high-intensity interval training and continuous low to moderate intensity training on quality of life, functional capacity and cardiovascular disease risk factors in cancer survivors. Methods Cancer survivors within 24 months post-diagnosis were randomly assigned into the low-volume high-intensity interval training group (n = 8) or the continuous low to moderate intensity training group (n = 8) group for 36 sessions (12 weeks) of supervised exercise. The low-volume high-intensity interval training (LVHIIT) group performed 7 × 30 s intervals (≥85% maximal heart rate) and the continuous low to moderate intensity training (CLMIT) group performed continuous aerobic training for 20 min (≤55% maximal heart rate) on a stationary bike or treadmill. Results Significant improvements (time) were observed for 13 of the 23 dependent variables (ES 0.05–0.61, p ≤ 0.05). An interaction effect was observed for six minute walk test (18.53% [32.43–4.63] ES 0.50, p ≤ 0.01) with the LVHIIT group demonstrating greater improvements. Conclusion These preliminary findings suggest that both interventions can induce improvements in quality of life, functional capacity and selected cardiovascular disease risk factors. The LVHIIT program was well tolerated by the participants and our results suggest that LVHIIT is the preferred modality to improve fitness (6MWT); it remains to be seen which intervention elicits the most clinically relevant outcomes for patients. A larger sample size with a control group is required to confirm the significance of these findings. PMID:27781180

  15. A Study of the Continuing Education Needs of Virginia's Citizens with a Special Emphasis on the Needs of Blacks. Volumes I and II.

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    Bryant, Mary Forbes; Phillips, J. C.

    This study identified the characteristics of Virginia students involved in State-supported continuing education programs in two and four year higher education institutions. The sample consisted of 40,406 part-time students enrolled in on campus and off campus courses offered for credit, and in non-credit courses. Data were collected through a…

  16. Research to Practice in "The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions": A Thematic Analysis of Volumes 1 through 24

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    MacIntosh-Murray, Anu; Perrier, Laure; Davis, David

    2006-01-01

    Introduction: Authors have stressed the importance of the broader contextual influences on practice improvement and learning and have expressed concern about gaps between research and practice. This implies a potential expansion of the knowledge base for continuing education in the health professions (CEHP) and an increased emphasis on research…

  17. Continuing Education in BC's Public Postsecondary Institutions. Made in B.C.: A History of Postsecondary Education in British Columbia. Volume 3

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    Cowin, Bob

    2010-01-01

    Traces the development of continuing education and contract training in publicly funded postsecondary institutions in British Columbia, Canada. The first section describes the changing orientation over time, while the second half considers themes across all categories of institution. The appendix describes each institution individually. This…

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  19. Identification of sites within the Palo Duro Basin. Volume 2. Palo Duro Location B. [Contains glossary, Swisher County site

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    1984-11-01

    This three-volume document narrows to two sites for continued investigations for potential nuclear waste repository sites in the Palo Duro Basin of the Texas Panhandle. Volume 1 narrows a site previously identified in Deaf Smith County, Texas; Volume 2 narrows a site previously identified in Swisher County, Texas; and Volume 3 contains responses to comments received regarding the drafts of Volumes 1 and 2 (BMI/ONWI-531). These volumes discuss the methodology and logic used as well as the results that narrowed these sites. Each of the 10 site performance criteria was divided into descriptors related to site performance characteristics. Each descriptor was evaluated by a systematic logic to determine if it could be used as a discriminator. Then more- and less-preferred areas for groups of discriminators were defined and composite maps were prepared and evaluated to identify the sites.

  20. Identification of sites within the Palo Duro Basin. Volume 1. Palo Duro Location A. [Contains glossary, Deaf Smith site

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    Not Available

    1984-11-01

    This three-volume document narrows to two sites for continued investigations for potential nuclear waste repository sites in the Palo Duro Basin of the Texas Panhandle. Volume 1 narrows a site previously identified in Deaf Smith County, Texas; Volume 2 narrows a site previously identified in Swisher County, Texas; and Volume 3 contains responses to comments received regarding the drafts of Volumes 1 and 2 (BMI/ONWI-531). These volumes discuss the methodology and logic used as well as the results that narrowed these sites. Each of the 10 site performance criteria was divided into descriptors related to site performance characteristics. Each descriptor was evaluated by a systematic logic to determine if it could be used as a discriminator. Then more- and less-preferred areas for groups of discriminators were defined and composite maps were prepared and evaluated to identify the sites.

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  14. 75 FR 31840 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... of fair value of retained interests, and a management information system to monitor securitization... Federal Register notice on March 17, 2010 (75 FR 12812). No comments were received. Comments continue...

  15. 78 FR 20102 - Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Reformulated Gasoline Commingling...

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    2013-04-03

    ... AGENCY Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Reformulated Gasoline Commingling... Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), ``Reformulated Gasoline... comments to OMB. Abstract: EPA would like to continue collecting notifications from gasoline retailers...

  16. 78 FR 69527 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 5307

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    ... Determination for Adopters of Master or Prototype or Volume Submitter Plans. DATES: Written comments should be...: Application for Determination for Adopters of Master or Prototype or Volume Submitter Plans. OMB Number: 1545... of master or prototype or volume submitter plans. Current Actions: There are no changes being made...

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    ... Determination for Adopters of Master or Prototype or Volume Submitter Plans. DATES: Written comments should be... INFORMATION: Title: Application for Determination for Adopters of Master or Prototype or Volume Submitter... purpose by adopters of master or prototype or volume submitter plans. Current Actions: There are...

  18. Alteration of LV end-diastolic volume by controlling the power of the continuous-flow LVAD, so it is synchronized with cardiac beat: development of a native heart load control system (NHLCS).

    PubMed

    Umeki, Akihide; Nishimura, Takashi; Ando, Masahiko; Takewa, Yoshiaki; Yamazaki, Kenji; Kyo, Shunei; Ono, Minoru; Tsukiya, Tomonori; Mizuno, Toshihide; Taenaka, Yoshiyuki; Tatsumi, Eisuke

    2012-06-01

    There are many reports comparing pulsatile and continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). But continuous-flow LVAD with the pulsatile driving technique had not been tried or discussed before our group's report. We have previously developed and introduced a power-control unit for a centrifugal LVAD (EVAHEART®; Sun Medical), which can change the speed of rotation so it is synchronized with the heart beat. By use of this unit we analyzed the end-diastolic volume (EDV) to determine whether it is possible to change the native heart load. We studied 5 goats with normal hearts and 5 goats with acute LV dysfunction because of micro-embolization of the coronary artery. We used 4 modes, "circuit-clamp", "continuous", "counter-pulse", and "co-pulse", with the bypass rate (BR) 100%. We raised the speed of rotation of the LVAD in the diastolic phase with the counter-pulse mode, and raised it in the systolic phase with the co-pulse mode. As a result, the EDV decreased in the counter-pulse mode and increased in the co-pulse mode, compared with the continuous mode (p < 0.05), in both the normal and acute-heart-failure models. This result means it may be possible to achieve favorable EDV and native heart load by controlling the rotation of continuous-flow LVAD, so it is synchronized with the cardiac beat. This novel driving system may be of great benefit to patients with end-stage heart failure, especially those with ischemic etiology.

  19. 77 FR 77038 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent to Renew Collection, Futures Volume...

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    ... COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent to Renew Collection, Futures Volume... comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on futures volume, open interest, price... responses. Futures Volume, Open Interest, Price, Deliveries and Exchange of Futures for Physicals,...

  20. 77 FR 3235 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... [Federal Register Volume 77, Number 14 (Monday, January 23, 2012)] [Notices] [Pages 3235-3236] [FR... collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d... . Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 4800...

  1. Ethics, Economics and Higher Education: A Comment

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Morgan, W. John

    2013-01-01

    This comment was given to an international panel on the economics of education at the invitation of the Beijing Forum, China, on 3 November 2012. It was published in Chinese in Volume 11, 2013, of the "Peking University Education Review". It considers the connections between ethics, economics and policy towards higher education, using a…

  2. Response to Gelman Comments in Chance Magazine

    EPA Science Inventory

    Carl Blackman Letter to the Editor of Chance Magazine: I appreciate being given the opportunity to comment on an editorial column by Andrew Gelman, entitled "Ethics and Statistics", that appeared in 2011, volume 24, no. 4, pages 51-53, in which my colleagues and I and our 1988 ...

  3. 77 FR 4054 - Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: TSA Customer Comment Card

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    2012-01-26

    ... soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on September 21, 2011 (76 FR 58532). TSA uses a customer comment card to collect passenger comments at airports, including complaints, compliments..., compliments, and suggestions. This collection continues a voluntary program for passengers to provide...

  4. 75 FR 31841 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2010-06-04

    ..., 2010. 75 FR 12812. No comments were received. Comments continue to be invited on: (a) Whether the... Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request AGENCY: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION:...

  5. Comment and Response.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    College English, 1988

    1988-01-01

    Includes: (1) "A Comment on 'Lacan, Transferences, and Writing Instruction'," Janet Hiller and Barbara Osburg; (2) "Robert Brooke Responds"; (3) "A Comment on 'Writing (with) Cixous'," Debra Raschke; and (4) "Clara Juncker Responds." (RAE)

  6. 29 CFR 1955.18 - Provision for written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 9 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Provision for written comments. 1955.18 Section 1955.18 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION... Proceeding § 1955.18 Provision for written comments. Any person who is not a party may submit a...

  7. 29 CFR 1955.18 - Provision for written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 9 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Provision for written comments. 1955.18 Section 1955.18 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION... Proceeding § 1955.18 Provision for written comments. Any person who is not a party may submit a...

  8. 29 CFR 1955.18 - Provision for written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 9 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Provision for written comments. 1955.18 Section 1955.18 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION... Proceeding § 1955.18 Provision for written comments. Any person who is not a party may submit a...

  9. 29 CFR 1955.18 - Provision for written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 9 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Provision for written comments. 1955.18 Section 1955.18 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION... Proceeding § 1955.18 Provision for written comments. Any person who is not a party may submit a...

  10. 40 CFR 231.4 - Public comments and hearings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 25 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Public comments and hearings. 231.4 Section 231.4 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) OCEAN DUMPING SECTION 404(c) PROCEDURES § 231.4 Public comments and hearings. (a) The Regional Administrator shall provide...

  11. 40 CFR 231.4 - Public comments and hearings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 24 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Public comments and hearings. 231.4 Section 231.4 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) OCEAN DUMPING SECTION 404(c) PROCEDURES § 231.4 Public comments and hearings. (a) The Regional Administrator shall provide...

  12. 29 CFR 1955.18 - Provision for written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 9 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Provision for written comments. 1955.18 Section 1955.18 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION... Proceeding § 1955.18 Provision for written comments. Any person who is not a party may submit a...

  13. 78 FR 59767 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-09-27

    ... other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information... respondent burden, invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment... identification number of each account holder and, (c) number of accounts which are accounts of...

  14. 75 FR 22184 - Proposed Agency Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-27

    ... order to inspect and photocopy comments. Board: You may submit comments, which should refer to ``FR TA-1... OTS (collectively, the Banking Agencies or Agencies), as part of their continuing effort to reduce... Reduction Act of 1995. The Banking Agencies may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not...

  15. Public comments on the proposed 10 CFR Part 51 rule for renewal of nuclear power plant operating licenses and supporting documents: Review of concerns and NRC staff response. Volume 1

    SciTech Connect

    1996-05-01

    This report documents the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff review of public comments provided in response to the NRC`s proposed amendments to 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 51, which establish new requirements for the environmental review of applications for the renewal of operating licenses of nuclear power plants. The public comments include those submitted in writing, as well as those provided at public meetings that were held with other Federal agencies, State agencies, nuclear industry representatives, public interest groups, and the general public. This report also contains the NRC staff response to the various concerns raised, and highlights the changes made to the final rule and the supporting documents in response to these concerns.

  16. 76 FR 30878 - Lowering Miners' Exposure to Respirable Coal Mine Dust, Including Continuous Personal Dust Monitors

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-05-27

    ... FR 64412), extended January 14, 2011 (76 FR 2617) and May 4, 2011 (76 FR 25277), is further extended. All comments must be received or postmarked by midnight Eastern Daylight Saving Time on June 20, 2011... Continuous Personal Dust Monitors. This extension gives commenters additional time to review and comment...

  17. 75 FR 5852 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1024

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-04

    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  18. 78 FR 63566 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8838

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-10-24

    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  19. 75 FR 28322 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 5578

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-20

    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  20. 76 FR 61145 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8899

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-03

    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  1. 77 FR 16588 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8023

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-21

    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  2. 77 FR 59454 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-27

    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13(44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  3. 78 FR 79728 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-31

    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13(44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  4. 75 FR 33892 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request For Regulation Project

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-15

    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  5. 75 FR 36475 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-25

    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  6. 76 FR 47649 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-05

    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  7. 78 FR 26694 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-07

    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  8. 76 FR 64975 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-19

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a...

  9. 78 FR 64293 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-10-28

    ... INFORMATION: Title: U.S. Income Tax Return for Regulated Investment Companies. OMB Number: 1545-1010. Form... through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e... agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections,...

  10. 40 CFR 154.26 - Comment opportunity.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 25 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Comment opportunity. 154.26 Section 154.26 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS... the Agency any information, argument, or both, pertinent to: (a) Whether the use of a...

  11. 40 CFR 154.26 - Comment opportunity.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Comment opportunity. 154.26 Section 154.26 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS... the Agency any information, argument, or both, pertinent to: (a) Whether the use of a...

  12. 40 CFR 154.26 - Comment opportunity.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 24 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Comment opportunity. 154.26 Section 154.26 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS... the Agency any information, argument, or both, pertinent to: (a) Whether the use of a...

  13. PDLE: Sustaining Professionalism. Volume 3

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Byrd, Patricia, Ed.; Nelson, Gayle, Ed.

    2003-01-01

    This third volume looks at ways that seasoned professionals continue to develop throughout their careers. The text includes descriptive accounts of professionals seeking to enhance their careers while remaining inspired to continue to develop professionally. This volume reveals how personal and professional lives are entwined. It proves that TESOL…

  14. Continuous Problem of Function Continuity

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jayakody, Gaya; Zazkis, Rina

    2015-01-01

    We examine different definitions presented in textbooks and other mathematical sources for "continuity of a function at a point" and "continuous function" in the context of introductory level Calculus. We then identify problematic issues related to definitions of continuity and discontinuity: inconsistency and absence of…

  15. 77 FR 42832 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-07-20

    ...The U.S. Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Community Development......

  16. Comment on 'volume of magma accumulation or withdrawal estimated from surface uplift or subsidence, with application to the 1960 collapse of Kilauea volcano' by P.T. Delaney and D.F. McTigue

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Johnson, Daniel J.; Sigmundsson, F.; Delaney, P.T.

    2000-01-01

    In volcanoes that store a significant quantity of magma within a subsurface summit reservoir, such as Kilauea, bulk compression of stored magma is an important mode of deformation. Accumulation of magma is also accompanied by crustal deformation, usually manifested at the surface as uplift. These two modes of deformation - bulk compression of resident magma and deformation of the volcanic edifice - act in concert to accommodate the volume of newly added magma. During deflation, the processes reverse and reservoir magma undergoes bulk decompression, the chamber contracts, and the ground surface subsides. Because magma compression plays a role in creating subsurface volume of accommodate magma, magma budget estimates that are derived from surface uplift observations without consideration of magma compression will underestimate actual magma volume changes.

  17. 77 FR 52715 - Request for Comment on Letters Seeking a Waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard

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    2012-08-30

    ... AGENCY Request for Comment on Letters Seeking a Waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard Correction...). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: EPA is seeking comment on letters requesting a waiver of the renewable fuel... allows the Administrator of the EPA to waive the national volume requirements of the renewable...

  18. 76 FR 27369 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-05-11

    ..., Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and... agencies to comment on this proposed continuing information collection. The NSF will publish...

  19. 75 FR 8409 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2010-02-24

    ..., Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and... agencies to comment on this proposed continuing information collection. The NSF will publish...

  20. 75 FR 8408 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-24

    ..., Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), and as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and... agencies to comment on this proposed continuing information collection. The NSF will publish...

  1. 77 FR 59039 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2011-49

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-25

    ...-49, Master and Prototype and Volume Submitter Plans. DATES: Written comments should be received on or... INFORMATION: Title: Master and Prototype and Volume Submitter Plans. OMB Number: 1545-1674. Revenue Procedure Number: Revenue Procedure 2011-49. Abstract: The master and prototype and volume submitter...

  2. Proceedings of the International Conference on the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) (11th, Montreal, Canada, July 19-25, 1987). Volumes I-III.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bergeron, Jacques C., Ed.; And Others

    The Proceedings of PME-XI has been published in three separate volumes because of the large total of 161 individual conference papers reported. Volume I contains four plenary papers, all on the subject of "constructivism," and 44 commented papers arranged under 4 themes. Volume II contains 56 papers (39 commented; 17 uncommented) arranged under 9…

  3. Development of an advanced, continuous mild gasification process for the production of co-products (Tasks 2, 3, and 4.1 to 4.6), Volume 2. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Knight, R.A.; Gissy, J.L.; Onischak, M.; Babu, S.P.; Carty, R.H.; Duthie, R.G.; Wootten, J.M.

    1991-09-01

    Volume 2 contains information on the following topics: (1) Mild Gasification Technology Development: Process Research Unit Tests Using Slipstream Sampling; (2) Bench-Scale Char Upgrading Study; (3) Mild Gasification Technology Development: System Integration Studies. (VC)

  4. Final programmatic environmental impact statement for the uranium mill tailings remedial action ground water project. Volume II

    SciTech Connect

    1996-10-01

    Volume II of the programmatic environmental impact statement (PElS) is a comment and response document; it is the collection of the comments received on the draft PElS. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) response to each comment is provided after each comment. If the comment resulted in a change to the PElS, the affected section number of the PElS is provided in the response. Comments 1 through 259 were received at public hearings. The name of the hearing at which the comment was received is listed after each comment. Comments were recorded on flip charts and by notetakers. DOE representatives were present to hear the comments and respond to them. The DOE's written response is provided after each comment. Comments 260 through 576 were received in writing at the hearings, and from various federal, tribal, and state agencies and from individuals during the public comment period. Copies of the written comments follow the comments and responses.

  5. 75 FR 36106 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Distribution of Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset to...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-24

    ... Federal Register (75 FR 16493) on April 1, 2010, allowing for a 60-day comment period. One comment was... Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset to Affected Domestic Producers (CDSOA) AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border...: Distribution of Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset to Affected Domestic Procedures. This is a...

  6. 40 CFR 791.48 - Production volume.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 33 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Production volume. 791.48 Section 791... (CONTINUED) DATA REIMBURSEMENT Basis for Proposed Order § 791.48 Production volume. (a) Production volume.... (b) For the purpose of determining fair reimbursement shares, production volume shall include...

  7. 40 CFR 791.48 - Production volume.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 33 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Production volume. 791.48 Section 791... (CONTINUED) DATA REIMBURSEMENT Basis for Proposed Order § 791.48 Production volume. (a) Production volume.... (b) For the purpose of determining fair reimbursement shares, production volume shall include...

  8. 40 CFR 791.48 - Production volume.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Production volume. 791.48 Section 791... (CONTINUED) DATA REIMBURSEMENT Basis for Proposed Order § 791.48 Production volume. (a) Production volume.... (b) For the purpose of determining fair reimbursement shares, production volume shall include...

  9. 40 CFR 791.48 - Production volume.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Production volume. 791.48 Section 791... (CONTINUED) DATA REIMBURSEMENT Basis for Proposed Order § 791.48 Production volume. (a) Production volume.... (b) For the purpose of determining fair reimbursement shares, production volume shall include...

  10. 40 CFR 791.48 - Production volume.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 31 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Production volume. 791.48 Section 791... (CONTINUED) DATA REIMBURSEMENT Basis for Proposed Order § 791.48 Production volume. (a) Production volume.... (b) For the purpose of determining fair reimbursement shares, production volume shall include...

  11. Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2016 Rates; Revisions of Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers, Including Changes Related to the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program; Extensions of the Medicare-Dependent, Small Rural Hospital Program and the Low-Volume Payment Adjustment for Hospitals. Final rule; interim final rule with comment period.

    PubMed

    2015-08-17

    We are revising the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital related costs of acute care hospitals to implement changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems for FY 2016. Some of these changes implement certain statutory provisions contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (collectively known as the Affordable Care Act), the Pathway for Sustainable Growth Reform(SGR) Act of 2013, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, and other legislation. We also are addressing the update of the rate-of-increase limits for certain hospitals excluded from the IPPS that are paid on a reasonable cost basis subject to these limits for FY 2016.As an interim final rule with comment period, we are implementing the statutory extensions of the Medicare dependent,small rural hospital (MDH)Program and changes to the payment adjustment for low-volume hospitals under the IPPS.We also are updating the payment policies and the annual payment rates for the Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) for inpatient hospital services provided by long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) for FY 2016 and implementing certain statutory changes to the LTCH PPS under the Affordable Care Act and the Pathway for Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Reform Act of 2013 and the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014.In addition, we are establishing new requirements or revising existing requirements for quality reporting by specific providers (acute care hospitals,PPS-exempt cancer hospitals, and LTCHs) that are participating in Medicare, including related provisions for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR)Incentive Program. We also are updating policies relating to the

  12. Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2016 Rates; Revisions of Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers, Including Changes Related to the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program; Extensions of the Medicare-Dependent, Small Rural Hospital Program and the Low-Volume Payment Adjustment for Hospitals. Final rule; interim final rule with comment period.

    PubMed

    2015-08-17

    We are revising the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital related costs of acute care hospitals to implement changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems for FY 2016. Some of these changes implement certain statutory provisions contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (collectively known as the Affordable Care Act), the Pathway for Sustainable Growth Reform(SGR) Act of 2013, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, and other legislation. We also are addressing the update of the rate-of-increase limits for certain hospitals excluded from the IPPS that are paid on a reasonable cost basis subject to these limits for FY 2016.As an interim final rule with comment period, we are implementing the statutory extensions of the Medicare dependent,small rural hospital (MDH)Program and changes to the payment adjustment for low-volume hospitals under the IPPS.We also are updating the payment policies and the annual payment rates for the Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) for inpatient hospital services provided by long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) for FY 2016 and implementing certain statutory changes to the LTCH PPS under the Affordable Care Act and the Pathway for Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Reform Act of 2013 and the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014.In addition, we are establishing new requirements or revising existing requirements for quality reporting by specific providers (acute care hospitals,PPS-exempt cancer hospitals, and LTCHs) that are participating in Medicare, including related provisions for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR)Incentive Program. We also are updating policies relating to the

  13. 78 FR 46689 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

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  16. Comments and Rejoinders.

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    Brown, Steven D.; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Includes comments from Brown, Tinsley, Hesketh, Tenopyr, Morrow, Murphy, and Blau on the articles in this special issue on the Theory of Work Adjustment as well as rejoinders from Dawis and Lofquist, Bizot, and Lawson. (SK)

  17. 75 FR 68322 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... notice to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov . Dated: November 2, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst... Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management... receiver ex-vessel volume and value report, 2 hours. Burden Hours: 100. Needs and Uses: Fishery...

  18. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (16th, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 5-8, 1994). Volume 2: Research Papers, Oral Reports, and Posters (Continued).

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    Kirshner, David, Ed.

    This PME-NA proceedings volume contains the full text of 41 research papers. In addition, brief usually one-page reports, are provided for 11 oral presentations and 13 poster sessions. The full research reports are as follows: "Cognitive Analysis of Chinese Students' Mathematical Problem Solving" (J. Cai and E. A. Silver); (2) "Mathematical and…

  19. Comments on event driven animation

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    Gomez, Julian E.

    1987-01-01

    Event driven animation provides a general method of describing controlling values for various computer animation techniques. A definition and comments are provided on genralizing motion description with events. Additional comments are also provided about the implementation of twixt.

  20. 28 CFR 48.8 - Written comments and requests for a hearing.

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  1. 75 FR 38176 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8916-A

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    ... public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506... of Goods Sold Reported on Schedule M-3. DATES: Written comments should be received on or...

  2. 76 FR 44657 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 1125-A

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    ... public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 1125-A, Cost of Goods...

  3. 78 FR 36638 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8916-A

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    ... public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506... of Goods Sold Reported on Schedule M-3. DATES: Written comments should be received on or...

  4. 77 FR 19025 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, National...

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  6. 76 FR 4707 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, OMB No. 1660-0010...

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    ...The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning......

  7. 76 FR 56500 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... collection. 76 FR 21799. No comments were received. Comments continue to be invited on: (a) Whether the... Mary H. Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officers, (202) 874-6055 or (202) 874-5090, Legislative and Regulatory... provide information. Dated: September 7, 2011. Michele Meyer, Assistant Director, Legislative...

  8. 75 FR 62183 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB; Comment Request

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    .... 75 FR 33385. No comments were received. Comments continue to be invited on: (a) Whether the... request additional information or a copy of the collection from Mary H. Gottlieb, OCC Clearance Officer... provide information. ] Dated: August 10, 2010. Michele Meyer, Assistant Director, Legislative...

  9. 75 FR 60511 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... Register notice was issued on July 22, 2010 (75 FR 42824). No comments were received. Comments continue to... documentation submitted to OMB by contacting: Mary H. Gottlieb, (202) 874-5090, Legislative and Regulatory... of services to provide information. Dated: September 22, 2010. Michele Meyer, Assistant...

  10. 76 FR 68186 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission; Comments...

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    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed collection of......

  11. 21 CFR 312.41 - Comment and advice on an IND.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 5 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Comment and advice on an IND. 312.41 Section 312.41 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) DRUGS FOR HUMAN USE INVESTIGATIONAL NEW DRUG APPLICATION Administrative Actions § 312.41 Comment...

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    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of......

  13. 76 FR 27305 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; the NIST Summer Institute for Middle School...

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    ... National Institute of Standards and Technology Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; the NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers (NIST Summer Institute) and the NIST Research... to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections,...

  14. 75 FR 61563 - Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request-Thrift Financial Report...

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  15. 78 FR 36532 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... will not be accepted. In general, all comments received will be posted without change to regulations... subsection 1021(b)(5) of the Act, to ``facilitate access and innovation'' in the ``markets for consumer... on December 17, 2012, 77 FR 74625. Comments were solicited and continue to be invited on: (a)...

  16. 76 FR 3609 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Census in Schools and Partnership Program Research

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    .... Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Census in Schools and Partnership Program... other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information... at dHynek@doc.gov ). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or...

  17. 78 FR 46325 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... (78 FR 28204). Comments were solicited and continue to be invited on: (a) Whether the collection of..., titled, ``Truth in Savings (Regulation DD) 12 CFR 1030.'' DATES: Written comments are encouraged and must... INFORMATION: Title of Collection: Truth in Savings (Regulation DD) 12 CFR Part 1030. OMB Control Number:...

  18. 76 FR 61739 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request for Information Collection; Information...

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  19. 75 FR 2929 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... on November 3, 2009. 74 FR 56922. No comments were received. Comments continue to be invited on: (a... information collection titled ``Bank Secrecy Act/Money Laundering Risk Assessment'' (a.k.a. Money Laundering... following information collection: Title: Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Risk Assessment. OMB...

  20. 40 CFR 57.805 - Submission of written comments on tentative determination.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Submission of written comments on tentative determination. 57.805 Section 57.805 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY... of Continuous Emission Reduction Technology § 57.805 Submission of written comments on...

  1. 45 CFR 660.8 - How does the Director provide states an opportunity to comment on proposed Federal financial...

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    2010-10-01

    ...., those referenced in § 660.3) in the form of continuation awards that are not peer reviewed; and (2) At... continuation awards that are not peer reviewed. (b) This section also applies to comments in cases in which...

  2. 76 FR 28467 - Comment Request

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    ... of Labor Statistics Comment Request AGENCY: Bureau of Labor Statistics. ACTION: Notice of... construction sold to all portions of final demand and intermediate demand. DATES: Written comments must be...: Send comments to Jonathan Weinhagen, Producer Price Index, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 3650,...

  3. University Continuing Education Units: Agents for Social Change?

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    Cram, Bob; Morrison, Dirk

    2005-01-01

    Many commentators have argued that Canadian university continuing education has gradually abandoned its historical commitment to social justice in educational programming in favour of a market-oriented approach. Although such literature clearly expresses a deeply-felt sentiment among continuing educators, it has tended to have two problems. First,…

  4. Using analytic continuation for the hadronic vacuum polarization computation

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    Feng, Xu; Hashimoto, Shoji; Hotzel, Grit; Jansen, Karl; Petschlies, Marcus; B, Renner Dru

    2014-11-01

    We present two examples of applications of the analytic continuation method for computing the hadronic vacuum polarization function in space- and time-like momentum regions. These examples are the Adler function and the leading order hadronic contribution to the muon anomalous magnetic moment. We comment on the feasibility of the analytic continuation method and provide an outlook for possible further applications.

  5. Volume MLS ray casting.

    PubMed

    Ledergerber, Christian; Guennebaud, Gaël; Meyer, Miriah; Bächer, Moritz; Pfister, Hanspeter

    2008-01-01

    The method of Moving Least Squares (MLS) is a popular framework for reconstructing continuous functions from scattered data due to its rich mathematical properties and well-understood theoretical foundations. This paper applies MLS to volume rendering, providing a unified mathematical framework for ray casting of scalar data stored over regular as well as irregular grids. We use the MLS reconstruction to render smooth isosurfaces and to compute accurate derivatives for high-quality shading effects. We also present a novel, adaptive preintegration scheme to improve the efficiency of the ray casting algorithm by reducing the overall number of function evaluations, and an efficient implementation of our framework exploiting modern graphics hardware. The resulting system enables high-quality volume integration and shaded isosurface rendering for regular and irregular volume data.

  6. 77 FR 24510 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment Emergency Comment Request; Office of...

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    ... URBAN DEVELOPMENT Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment Emergency Comment Request; Office of Housing Assistance Contract Administration Oversight, Multifamily Housing Programs AGENCY.... The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comments Due Date: May...

  7. Quantum volume

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    Ryabov, V. A.

    2015-08-01

    Quantum systems in a mechanical embedding, the breathing mode of a small particles, optomechanical system, etc. are far not the full list of examples in which the volume exhibits quantum behavior. Traditional consideration suggests strain in small systems as a result of a collective movement of particles, rather than the dynamics of the volume as an independent variable. The aim of this work is to show that some problem here might be essentially simplified by introducing periodic boundary conditions. At this case, the volume is considered as the independent dynamical variable driven by the internal pressure. For this purpose, the concept of quantum volume based on Schrödinger’s equation in 𝕋3 manifold is proposed. It is used to explore several 1D model systems: An ensemble of free particles under external pressure, quantum manometer and a quantum breathing mode. In particular, the influence of the pressure of free particle on quantum oscillator is determined. It is shown also that correction to the spectrum of the breathing mode due to internal degrees of freedom is determined by the off-diagonal matrix elements of the quantum stress. The new treatment not using the “force” theorem is proposed for the quantum stress tensor. In the general case of flexible quantum 3D dynamics, quantum deformations of different type might be introduced similarly to monopole mode.

  8. 76 FR 10006 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic Surveys of American Samoa, Guam, and...

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    ... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic.../or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES... INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection...

  9. 76 FR 28951 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Data Collection for Compliance With Government...

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    ... Economic Development Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Data Collection for... on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of... ). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or ] copies of the...

  10. 75 FR 39206 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; International Buyer Program Application and...

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    ... International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; International Buyer Program Application and Exhibitor Data AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY.../or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995....

  11. 75 FR 12173 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Defense Priorities and Allocations System

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    ... Bureau of Industry and Security Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Defense Priorities and Allocations System AGENCY: Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department... continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES:...

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    ... AGENCY Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments on One Proposed Information... planning to submit the following one existing, approved, continuing Information Collection Requests (ICR... by one of the following methods: (a) Electronic Submission: Access http://www.regulations.gov...

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    ... reports are collected and evaluated on a continuing basis as events occur. There is a one-time submittal....nrc.gov/public-involve/doc-comment/omb/ . The document will be available on the NRC home page site...

  14. 78 FR 36192 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Alzheimer's...

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    2013-06-17

    ... for OMB Review; Comment Request; Alzheimer's Disease Supportive Services Program--Data Reporting Tool... information collection requirements relating to the continuation of an existing collection for the Alzheimer's...: The Alzheimer's Disease Supportive Services Program (ADSSP) is authorized through Sections 398,...

  15. 78 FR 53465 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent...

  16. 78 FR 47329 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent...

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    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB... AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 30-day notice and request for comments... for Continued Temporary Housing Assistance). SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency...

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    ... for OMB Review; Comment Request: University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities... requirements relating to the continuation of an existing collection for University Centers for Excellence in... Network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research,...

  19. Response to Comments

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    Johnston, Trevor

    2006-01-01

    In my response to the commentaries made about my article, I observe that the commentators find no obvious errors with my estimates of the size of the signing deaf community. However, most of them are not as pessimistic as I am partly because of the position they take on a number of issues. Namely, the supposed uniqueness of Australia in its…

  20. 75 FR 5870 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for the HCTC Medicare Family Member Registration Form

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    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments the......

  1. 75 FR 5873 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for the HCTC Family Member Eligibility Form

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    2010-02-04

    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  2. 76 FR 43383 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notice 2005-41

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    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  3. 78 FR 79727 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8453-EX

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    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  4. 78 FR 79727 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2004-47

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    2013-12-31

    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  5. 75 FR 21149 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2006-54

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    2010-04-22

    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  6. 75 FR 5868 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8453-PE

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    2010-02-04

    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  7. 78 FR 13401 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8453-PE

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    2013-02-27

    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  8. 75 FR 28325 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8879-PE

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    2010-05-20

    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  9. 75 FR 63544 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Notices 437, 437-A, 438 and 466

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    2010-10-15

    ...The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments......

  10. Unsegmented flow analysis with ion-selective electrodes by use of a large-volume wall-jet cell Continuous electrode reactivation in the determination of fluoride and chloride.

    PubMed

    Lexa, J; Stulík, K

    1991-12-01

    A simple, large-volume wall-jet cell was designed for unsegmented flow analysis. The working electrode is immersed in a solution that reactivates the electrode surface. During the sample measurement, the working electrode is screened from the reactivation solution by the streaming sample solution; between the individual samples, air is pumped through the jet and agitates the reactivating solution at the electrode surface. The properties of the cell were investigated with the fluoride and chloride ion-selective electrodes and the method was applied to determination of fluoride and chloride in steel corrosion products and in a reference sample of the fly dust from electric-arc furnaces. The method permits about 90 measurements per hour, the results are reproducible and the limits of determination (6.3 x 10(-8) and 2.3 x 10(-7)M for fluoride and chloride, respectively) are substantially lower than the values commonly obtained in batch experiments. At least 150 measurements can be carried out without significant changes in the reliability of determination and the reactivation solution can then be replaced.

  11. 49 CFR 389.21 - Contents of written comments.

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    2012-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 5 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Contents of written comments. 389.21 Section 389.21 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER... PROCEDURES-FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS Procedures for Adoption of Rules § 389.21 Contents...

  12. 49 CFR 190.321 - Contents of written comments.

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    2012-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Contents of written comments. 190.321 Section 190.321 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS... PROGRAMS AND RULEMAKING PROCEDURES Procedures for Adoption of Rules § 190.321 Contents of written...

  13. 75 FR 44843 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

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    ... on how to make this election. Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. Type... Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or...

  14. 76 FR 30427 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    ... Collection. Title: Bank Secrecy Act Currency Transaction Report (BSA-CTR). Form: FinCEN 112. Abstract: FinCEN is continuing the design of a new Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) database (the Database) and invites comment... BSA. The BSA-CTR incorporates the latest technology in electronic information collection....

  15. 21 CFR 514.100 - Evaluation and comment on applications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office EXPORT-IMPORT BANK Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request AGENCY: Export-Import Bank of the U.S. ACTION: Submission... Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as a part of its continuing effort to...

  20. Anatomy and history of an external quality assessment program for interpretative comments in clinical biochemistry.

    PubMed

    Vasikaran, Samuel D

    2015-05-01

    The provision of clinical interpretation of results, either verbally or in the printed report, may be considered an integral part of clinical biochemistry diagnostic service. Proficiency testing or external quality assessment (EQA) of such activity may be useful in education, training, continuing professional development and ensuring the quality of such service. Details of the Patient Report Comments Program (RPCProgram) developed by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) Chemical Pathology Quality Assurance Programs Pty Ltd (QAP) is described in this review. The program is aimed at pathologists, clinical scientists and trainees. Registered participants are provided a report with case details and a set of clinical biochemistry results at monthly intervals and submit an interpretative comment for the report. Comments received are broken up into components that are translated into common key phrases. An expert panel evaluates the key phrases, classifies them according to appropriateness and drafts a suggested comment, a case summary and a rationale, which are included in a summary report returned to participants. There is considerable diversity in the quality of interpretative comments received from participants of the PRCProgram. The primary purpose of EQA of interpretative commenting is educational self-assessment, and they are recognized as a continuing professional development activity. Whilst there is some evidence for the utility of interpretative comments in improving patient outcomes, evidence for the utility of EQA in improving quality of comments is awaited.

  1. Continuous steam explosion

    SciTech Connect

    Taylor, J.D.; Yu, E.K.C.

    1995-02-01

    StakeTech has focused on developing steam explosion on a commercial basis. The company essentially a biomass conversion company dealing with cellulosic biomass such as wood, crop residues and, more recently, wastepaper and municipal solid waste (MSW). They are faced with a tremendous opportunity to develop uses for the 50% of biomass that is currently wasted. The StakeTech steam explosion process is able to break the bonds using only high-pressure steam with no chemical additives. The continuous StakeTech System now has been installed in five countries and has proved effective in processing a wide variety of raw materials including wood chips, straw, sugarcane bagasse, and waste paper. End-use applications range from specialty chemicals to large-volume agricultural products. The increase of development activities in steam explosion should lead to expanded end-use applications, and acceptance of the technology by industry should accelerate in the years to come.

  2. Strategic Plan. Volume 1

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    The purpose of this document is to present the strategic plan and associated organizational structure that the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) will utilize to achieve the defined mission and objectives provided by NASA. Much of the information regarding the background and establishment of the NSBRI by NASA has been provided in other documentation and will not be repeated in this Strategic Plan. This Strategic Plan is presented in two volumes. Volume I (this volume) begins with an Introduction (Section 2) that provides the Institute's NASA-defined mission and objectives, and the organizational structure adopted to implement these through three Strategic Programs: Countermeasure Research; Education, Training and Outreach; and Cooperative Research and Development. These programs are described in Sections 3 to 5. Each program is presented in a similar way, using four subsections: Goals and Objectives; Current Strategies; Gaps and Modifications; and Resource Requirements. Section 6 provides the administrative infrastructure and total budget required to implement the Strategic Programs and assures that they form a single cohesive plan. This plan will ensure continued success of the Institute for the next five years. Volume II of the Strategic Plan provides an in-depth analysis of the current and future strategic programs of the 12 current NSBRI teams, including their goals, objectives, mutual interactions and schedules.

  3. 78 FR 61341 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

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    ...The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C.......

  4. 78 FR 78937 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

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  5. 49 CFR 106.60 - Filing comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND OIL TRANSPORTATION RULEMAKING PROCEDURES Participating in the Rulemaking Process Written Comments § 106.60 Filing comments. Anyone may file...

  6. 77 FR 27486 - Notice of Continuance for General Clearance for Guidelines, Applications and Reporting Forms

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES Notice of Continuance for General Clearance for Guidelines, Applications and... Humanities. ACTION: Notice, request for comments, collection of information. SUMMARY: The Institute of...

  7. Statistical characterization of carbon phenolic prepreg materials, volume 1

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Beckley, Don A.; Stites, John, Jr.

    1988-01-01

    The objective was to characterize several lots of materials used for carbon/carbon and carbon/phenol product manufacture. Volume one is organized into testing categories based on raw material of product form. Each category contains a discussion of the sampling plan, comments and observations on each test method utilized, and a summary of the results obtained each category.

  8. 76 FR 72005 - NUREG-1556, Volume 2, Revision 1, “Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses Program...

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    ... COMMISSION NUREG-1556, Volume 2, Revision 1, ``Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses Program... has issued for public comment a document entitled: NUREG-1556, Volume 2, Revision 1, ``Consolidated... incorporated changes in regulatory policies and practices. The NRC originally published NUREG-1556, Volume...

  9. 77 FR 54908 - Extension of the Public Review and Comment Period and Announcement of an Additional Public...

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    2012-09-06

    ... comment. (77 FR 44222) That notice stated that the public review and comment period would continue until... Facility (MFFF) (65 FR 1608, January 11, 2000 and 68 FR 20134, April 24, 2003), now under construction at... of an Additional Public Hearing for the Draft Surplus Plutonium Disposition...

  10. Public Comments on the proposed 10 CFR Part 51 rule for renewal of nuclear power plant operating licenses and supporting documents: Review of concerns and NRC staff response. Appendices

    SciTech Connect

    1996-05-01

    This volume contains several appendices. Appendix A contains the list of individuals and organizations providing comments at various stages of the rulemaking process. The names of commenters at the public meetings are listed in the order that they spoke at the meeting; those who submitted written comments are listed by docket number. Appendix B contains the summaries of comments made. Each comment summary is identified by a unique comment number. Appendix C presents the concerns and NRC staff responses. Each concern embodies one or more comments on similar or related issues. The associated comment numbers are referenced for each concern. The concerns are organized by topic areas. A three-letter identifier for the topic, followed by a number, is assigned to each concern.

  11. Continuous murmur - the auscultatory expression of a variety of pathological conditions

    PubMed Central

    Ginghină, C; Năstase, OA; Ghiorghiu, I; Egher, L

    2012-01-01

    Continuous murmur is a peculiarity of cardiovascular auscultation, relatively rare, which often hides complex cardiovascular diseases. This article is a review of literature data related to the continuous murmurs accompanied by commenting and illustrating them through our own cases. Recognizing of a continuous murmur and understanding the cardiovascular pathologies that it can hide, is a challenge in current practice. PMID:22574086

  12. Comments on transect methodology

    SciTech Connect

    Eberhardt, L.L.

    1980-02-01

    One of the outcomes of the recent spate of attention to environmental problems is the realization that we do not have suitable methods to census non-game species. Since marking is expensive and time-consuming, investigators have tended to look for methods that involve only visual techniques. One of the leading candidates thus becomes the line transect method. The purpose here is to briefly describe some of the available transect methods, and to comment on some aspects that may be of particular interest and importance.

  13. Modern Chemical Technology, Volume 6.

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    Pecsok, Robert L., Ed.; Chapman, Kenneth, Ed.

    This volume contains chapters 32-39 for the American Chemical Society (ACS) "Modern Chemical Technology" (ChemTeC) instructional materials intended to prepare chemical technologists. The study of organic chemistry is continued as these major topics are considered: alcohols and phenols, alkyl and aryl halides, ethers, aldehydes and ketones,…

  14. Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2017 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Graduate Medical Education; Hospital Notification Procedures Applicable to Beneficiaries Receiving Observation Services; Technical Changes Relating to Costs to Organizations and Medicare Cost Reports; Finalization of Interim Final Rules With Comment Period on LTCH PPS Payments for Severe Wounds, Modifications of Limitations on Redesignation by the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board, and Extensions of Payments to MDHs and Low-Volume Hospitals. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2016-08-22

    making technical corrections and changes to regulations relating to costs to related organizations and Medicare cost reports; we are providing notice of the closure of three teaching hospitals and the opportunity to apply for available GME resident slots under section 5506 of the Affordable Care Act. We are finalizing the provisions of interim final rules with comment period that relate to a temporary exception for certain wound care discharges from the application of the site neutral payment rate under the LTCH PPS for certain LTCHs; application of two judicial decisions relating to modifications of limitations on redesignation by the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board; and legislative extensions of the Medicare-dependent, small rural hospital program and changes to the payment adjustment for low-volume hospitals.

  15. Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2017 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Graduate Medical Education; Hospital Notification Procedures Applicable to Beneficiaries Receiving Observation Services; Technical Changes Relating to Costs to Organizations and Medicare Cost Reports; Finalization of Interim Final Rules With Comment Period on LTCH PPS Payments for Severe Wounds, Modifications of Limitations on Redesignation by the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board, and Extensions of Payments to MDHs and Low-Volume Hospitals. Final rule.

    PubMed

    2016-08-22

    making technical corrections and changes to regulations relating to costs to related organizations and Medicare cost reports; we are providing notice of the closure of three teaching hospitals and the opportunity to apply for available GME resident slots under section 5506 of the Affordable Care Act. We are finalizing the provisions of interim final rules with comment period that relate to a temporary exception for certain wound care discharges from the application of the site neutral payment rate under the LTCH PPS for certain LTCHs; application of two judicial decisions relating to modifications of limitations on redesignation by the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board; and legislative extensions of the Medicare-dependent, small rural hospital program and changes to the payment adjustment for low-volume hospitals. PMID:27544939

  16. 21 CFR 868.1760 - Volume plethysmograph.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Volume plethysmograph. 868.1760 Section 868.1760 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Diagnostic Devices § 868.1760 Volume plethysmograph....

  17. 21 CFR 868.1760 - Volume plethysmograph.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Volume plethysmograph. 868.1760 Section 868.1760 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Diagnostic Devices § 868.1760 Volume plethysmograph....

  18. 21 CFR 868.1760 - Volume plethysmograph.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Volume plethysmograph. 868.1760 Section 868.1760 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Diagnostic Devices § 868.1760 Volume plethysmograph....

  19. 21 CFR 868.1760 - Volume plethysmograph.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Volume plethysmograph. 868.1760 Section 868.1760 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Diagnostic Devices § 868.1760 Volume plethysmograph....

  20. 21 CFR 868.1760 - Volume plethysmograph.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Volume plethysmograph. 868.1760 Section 868.1760 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES ANESTHESIOLOGY DEVICES Diagnostic Devices § 868.1760 Volume plethysmograph....

  1. Matter, Motion, and Man, Volume II.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Montag, Betty Jo

    Volume Two of the three-volume experimental program in general science attempts to provide preparation for the new approaches in biology, chemistry, and physics and to give those who will not continue in science a realistic way of understanding themselves, the world, and the role of science in society. Chapters on classification, heredity, light,…

  2. A COURSE IN URDU, VOLUME TWO.

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    BARKER, MUHAMMAD ABD AL RAHMAN; AND OTHERS

    VOLUME TWO, UNITS 16 THROUGH 25, CONTINUE THIS INTRODUCTORY COURSE IN URDU. THE GENERAL FORMAT IN THE FIRST FIVE UNITS IS CONSISTENT WITH VOLUME ONE (IN WHICH THE SOUNDS, BASIC STRUCTURES, AND WRITING SYSTEM WERE INTRODUCED). THE LAST FIVE UNITS BEGIN WITH AN ESSAY WRITTEN IN URDU SCRIPT FOLLOWED BY A VOCABULARY SECTION, WHICH TOGETHER REPLACE THE…

  3. 75 FR 20811 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Produce Processor Profiles of Fish Processing...

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    ...The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of...

  4. 76 FR 69241 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument...

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    ...The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of...

  5. 78 FR 9889 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; State and Local Implementation Grant Program...

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    ...The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of...

  6. 78 FR 51145 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Comprehensive Data Collection on Fishing...

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    ...The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of...

  7. 76 FR 12941 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Virginia Modified Pound Net Leader Inspection...

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    ...The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of...

  8. 75 FR 5641 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

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    2010-02-03

    ...The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it......

  9. 77 FR 1061 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Application Forms for Membership on a National...

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    ...The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of...

  10. Contagious Comments: What Was the Online Buzz About the 2011 Quebec Measles Outbreak?

    PubMed Central

    Pereira, Jennifer A.; Quach, Susan; Dao, Huy Hao; Kwong, Jeffrey C.; Deeks, Shelley L.; Crowcroft, Natasha S.; Quan, Sherman D.; Guay, Maryse

    2013-01-01

    Background Although interruption of endemic measles was achieved in the Americas in 2002, Quebec experienced an outbreak in 2011 of 776 reported cases; 80% of these individuals had not been fully vaccinated. We analyzed readers’ online responses to Canadian news articles regarding the outbreak to better understand public perceptions of measles and vaccination. Methods We searched Canadian online English and French news sites for articles posted between April 2011 and March 2012 containing the words “measles” and “Quebec”. We included articles that i) concerned the outbreak or related vaccination strategies; and ii) generated at least ten comments. Two English and two bilingual researchers coded the unedited comments, categorizing codes to allow themes to emerge. Results We analyzed 448 comments from 188 individuals, in response to three French articles and six English articles; 112 individuals expressed positive perceptions of measles vaccination (2.2 comments/person), 38 were negative (4.2 comments/person), 11 had mixed feelings (1.5 comments/person), and 27 expressed no opinion (1.1 comments/person). Vaccine-supportive themes involved the success of vaccination in preventing disease spread, societal responsibility to vaccinate for herd immunity, and refutation of the autism link. Those against measles vaccination felt it was a personal rather than societal choice, and conveyed a distrust of vaccine manufacturers, believing that measles infection is not only safe but safer than vaccination. Commenters with mixed feelings expressed uncertainty of the infection’s severity, and varied in support of all vaccines based on perceived risk/benefit ratios. Conclusion The anti-vaccine minority’s volume of comments translates to a disproportionately high representation on online boards. Public health messages should address concerns by emphasizing that immunization is always a personal choice in Canada, and that the pharmaceutical industry is strictly

  11. Errata to the Werts-Linn Comments on Boyle's "Path Analysis and Ordinal Data."

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    Werts, Charles E.; Linn, Robert L.

    The Werts-Linn procedure for dealing with categorical errors of measurement in "Comments on Boyle's 'Path Analysis and Ordinal Data'" in The American Journal of Sociology, volume 76, number 6, May 1971, is shown to be inappropriate to the problem of ordered categories. (For related document, see TM 002 301.) (DB)

  12. 77 FR 3289 - Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review, Request for Comments

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  13. 77 FR 3272 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance...

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  14. 77 FR 3282 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Federal Coal...

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    ... [Federal Register Volume 77, Number 14 (Monday, January 23, 2012)] [Notices] [Page 3282] [FR Doc... Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2012-1154 Filed 1-20-12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410-11...: Proposed Collection; Comments Requested: Federal Coal Lease Request ACTION: 60-Day Notice of...

  15. 77 FR 3294 - Comment Request for Study Regarding Financial Literacy Among Investors

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    ... [Federal Register Volume 77, Number 14 (Monday, January 23, 2012)] [Notices] [Page 3294] [FR Doc... (April 19, 2011), [76 FR 22740 (April 22, 2011)]. The public comments are available at http://www.sec.gov.... [FR Doc. 2012-1137 Filed 1-20-12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011-01-P...

  16. Natural look in volume restoration.

    PubMed

    Lupo, Mary P

    2008-09-01

    Filling and volumizing injection procedures are currently widely used for facial augmentation and re-establishing a youthful appearance. Aesthetic physicians have advanced from the practice of treating single lines and wrinkles towards filling large facial areas to globally restore natural facial contours and meet patient demand for nonsurgical rejuvenation. This review describes the different categories of fillers and volumizers based on their duration of action and ability to create a natural looking effect; they can be broadly classified as temporary or long-lasting biodegradable agents, or permanent nonbiodegradable agents. Temporary fillers are effective to correct lines and wrinkles, but may not adequately meet the need for global facial rejuvenation and volume replacement in a long-term, cost-efficient manner. Permanent fillers for global restoration pose the issue of long-term safety, and may not be compatible with changes in facial architecture with continued aging. Longer lasting volumizers provide patients with a durable, effective option for the restoration of facial volume and the re-establishment of youthful facial contours. Temporary fillers and volumizers may also be used in combination to provide a wide source of options for the global restoration and rejuvenation of the face.

  17. 78 FR 76830 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

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    ...The Export-Import Banks of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This collection of information is necessary, pursuant to 12 U.S.C. Sec. 635(a)(1), to determine......

  18. 78 FR 57853 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request

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    ...The Export-Import Banks of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This collection of information is necessary, pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 635(a)(1), to determine eligibility......

  19. 76 FR 76389 - Extension of Comment Period Regarding Comments on Intellectual Property Enforcement in China

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    ... opportunity to comment further to the original request for public comment (see http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR... USPTO published a Request for Comments on Intellectual Property Enforcement in China. See 76 FR 64075... the period for public comment regarding any challenges that U.S. inventors and companies are...

  20. 77 FR 65688 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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  1. 49 CFR 511.65 - Public comment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... of Average Fuel Economy Standards § 511.65 Public comment. Notice and opportunity for comment are... supporting information is placed in a public docket. Any settlement agreed to by the Administrator shall...

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  7. 49 CFR 106.60 - Filing comments.

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    2014-10-01

    ... comments about proposals made in any rulemaking document that requests public comments, including any State government agency, any political subdivision of a State, and any interested person invited by PHMSA...

  8. Offpost operable unit endangerment assessment/feasibility study. Volume 1. Introduction. Final report

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    Not Available

    1992-11-24

    This EA/FS consists of eight volumes. Volume I provides information on the offpost OU including setting, site history and land use, previous investigations, nature and extent of contaminants, and response actions for the offpost OU. Volume II includes: Identification of chemicals of potential concern, exposure assessment, and toxicity assessment. Volume III includes: Human risk characterization and ecological assessment. Volume IV includes: List of EA appendices (A Through H). Volume V includes: Outline of the organization of the FS, feasibility study purpose and organization, development of remedial action objectives and screening of technologies. Volume VI includes: Development of remedial alternatives, screening of alternatives, detailed analysis of alternatives, and selection of the preferred sitewide alternative. Volume VII includes: List of FS appendices (A through F). Volume VIII includes: Response to comments.

  9. Predicting Student Grade Based on Free-Style Comments Using Word2Vec and ANN by Considering Prediction Results Obtained in Consecutive Lessons

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    Luo, Jingyi; Sorour, Shaymaa E.; Goda, Kazumasa; Mine, Tsunenori

    2015-01-01

    Continuously tracking students during a whole semester plays a vital role to enable a teacher to grasp their learning situation, attitude and motivation. It also helps to give correct assessment and useful feedback to them. To this end, we ask students to write their comments just after each lesson, because student comments reflect their learning…

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  11. Pseudo-continuous-time quadratic regulators with pole placement in a specific region

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    Shieh, L. S.; Zhang, J. L.; Ganesan, S.

    1990-01-01

    The paper comments on the pseudo-continuous-time quadratic regulator developed in an earlier paper. It also presents a new digital redesign technique, based on matching all the states at all the sampling instants, for finding the pseudo-continuous-time quadratic regulator.

  12. Method and apparatus for continuous electrophoresis

    DOEpatents

    Watson, Jack S.

    1992-01-01

    A method and apparatus for conducting continuous separation of substances by electrophoresis are disclosed. The process involves electrophoretic separation combined with couette flow in a thin volume defined by opposing surfaces. By alternating the polarity of the applied potential and producing reciprocating short rotations of at least one of the surfaces relative to the other, small increments of separation accumulate to cause substantial, useful segregation of electrophoretically separable components in a continuous flow system.

  13. A method and apparatus for continuous electrophoresis

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    Watson, J.S.

    1990-01-01

    A method and apparatus for conducting continuous separation of substances by electrophoresis are disclosed. The process involves electrophoretic separation combined with couette flow in a thin volume defined by opposing surfaces. By alternating the polarity of the applied potential and producing reciprocating short rotations of at least on of the surfaces relative to the other, small increments of separation accumulate to cause substantial, useful segregation of electrophoretically separable components in a continuous flow system.

  14. USGS Methodology for Assessing Continuous Petroleum Resources

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Charpentier, Ronald R.; Cook, Troy A.

    2011-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has developed a new quantitative methodology for assessing resources in continuous (unconventional) petroleum deposits. Continuous petroleum resources include shale gas, coalbed gas, and other oil and gas deposits in low-permeability ("tight") reservoirs. The methodology is based on an approach combining geologic understanding with well productivities. The methodology is probabilistic, with both input and output variables as probability distributions, and uses Monte Carlo simulation to calculate the estimates. The new methodology is an improvement of previous USGS methodologies in that it better accommodates the uncertainties in undrilled or minimally drilled deposits that must be assessed using analogs. The publication is a collection of PowerPoint slides with accompanying comments.

  15. 10 CFR 2.1305 - Written comments.

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  16. 10 CFR 2.1305 - Written comments.

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  17. 10 CFR 2.1305 - Written comments.

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  18. 10 CFR 2.1305 - Written comments.

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  19. 16 CFR 1102.12 - Manufacturer comments.

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  2. 10 CFR 205.153 - Comments.

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  15. 47 CFR 68.6 - Telephones with volume control.

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  17. Infants' Discrimination of Number vs. Continuous Extent

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    Feigenson, Lisa; Carey, Susan; Spelke, Elizabeth

    2002-01-01

    Seven studies explored the empirical basis for claims that infants represent cardinal values of small sets of objects. Many studies investigating numerical ability did not properly control for continuous stimulus properties such as surface area, volume, contour length, or dimensions that correlate with these properties. Experiment 1 extended the…

  18. The Effects of Profile Pictures and Friends' Comments on Social Network Site Users' Body Image and Adherence to the Norm.

    PubMed

    Flynn, Mark A

    2016-04-01

    This study sought to explore the effects of exposure to Facebook body ideal profile pictures and norm conforming comments on users' body image. In addition, the social identity and self-categorization theoretical frameworks were used to explore users' endorsement of a body ideal norm. A mock Facebook page was used to conduct a pretest posttest 2 × 2 between-group web-based experiment that featured body ideal profile pictures (body ideal vs. no body) and body ideal comments (conforming vs. nonconforming). Five hundred and one participants completed the experiment and passed all manipulation checks. Participants viewed pictures and comments on the status page and were able to leave their own comment before exiting. Results demonstrated no significant main effects. However, predispositional body satisfaction significantly moderated the relationship between body ideal pictures and body satisfaction. Most comments supported the body ideal norm. However, in support of self-categorization theory, participants exposed to nonconforming comments made nonconforming comments themselves significantly more than those exposed to conforming comments. The findings demonstrated the importance of continued body image research in social network sites, as well as the potential for self-categorization theory to guide such research. PMID:26991764

  19. The Effects of Profile Pictures and Friends' Comments on Social Network Site Users' Body Image and Adherence to the Norm.

    PubMed

    Flynn, Mark A

    2016-04-01

    This study sought to explore the effects of exposure to Facebook body ideal profile pictures and norm conforming comments on users' body image. In addition, the social identity and self-categorization theoretical frameworks were used to explore users' endorsement of a body ideal norm. A mock Facebook page was used to conduct a pretest posttest 2 × 2 between-group web-based experiment that featured body ideal profile pictures (body ideal vs. no body) and body ideal comments (conforming vs. nonconforming). Five hundred and one participants completed the experiment and passed all manipulation checks. Participants viewed pictures and comments on the status page and were able to leave their own comment before exiting. Results demonstrated no significant main effects. However, predispositional body satisfaction significantly moderated the relationship between body ideal pictures and body satisfaction. Most comments supported the body ideal norm. However, in support of self-categorization theory, participants exposed to nonconforming comments made nonconforming comments themselves significantly more than those exposed to conforming comments. The findings demonstrated the importance of continued body image research in social network sites, as well as the potential for self-categorization theory to guide such research.

  20. Continuing Liberal Education. Continuing Higher Education Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    House, David B.

    This book investigates the key areas of nontraditional education program planning and development by examining the ways that liberal arts programs at various institutions have been academically and administratively established, developed, and maintained. Areas examined are the following: (1) the history of continuing liberal education and the…

  1. Proposed Tenaska Washington II Generation Project : Final Environmental Impact Statement. Volume 2: Public Involvement.

    SciTech Connect

    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1994-01-01

    In regard to the proposed Tenaska Washington II Generation Project, the goal of the Bonneville Power Administration`s (BPA) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) public involvement process is to determine the issues to be examined and pertinent analyses to be conducted and to solicit comments on the content and quality of information presented in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). Comments and questions are solicited from the public and government agencies during the scoping process and during the comment period and public hearing on the DEIS, to find out what is of most concern to them. The end product of the public involvement process is the Comment Report which follows in part of this volume on Public Involvement.

  2. High air volume to low liquid volume aerosol collector

    DOEpatents

    Masquelier, Donald A.; Milanovich, Fred P.; Willeke, Klaus

    2003-01-01

    A high air volume to low liquid volume aerosol collector. A high volume flow of aerosol particles is drawn into an annular, centripetal slot in a collector which directs the aerosol flow into a small volume of liquid pool contained is a lower center section of the collector. The annular jet of air impinges into the liquid, imbedding initially airborne particles in the liquid. The liquid in the pool continuously circulates in the lower section of the collector by moving to the center line, then upwardly, and through assistance by a rotating deflector plate passes back into the liquid at the outer area adjacent the impinging air jet which passes upwardly through the liquid pool and through a hollow center of the collector, and is discharged via a side outlet opening. Any liquid droplets escaping with the effluent air are captured by a rotating mist eliminator and moved back toward the liquid pool. The collector includes a sensor assembly for determining, controlling, and maintaining the level of the liquid pool, and includes a lower centrally located valve assembly connected to a liquid reservoir and to an analyzer for analyzing the particles which are impinged into the liquid pool.

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  5. Comments from physicsworld.com

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2010-05-01

    Usually, the "most commented" articles on physicsworld.com are those that concern controversial science policies, rather than science itself. Now and then, though, a scientific story - in this case a proposed method for storing wind energy in giant undersea bags - captures readers' imaginations ("Spin-out puts new spin on wind energy" 30 March; see also p8).

  6. Continuity of Care

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    Alazri, Mohammed; Heywood, Philip; Neal, Richard D; Leese, Brenda

    2007-01-01

    Continuity of care is widely regarded as a core value of primary care. The objective of this article is to explore the literature about the concept of continuity of care focusing on factors that influence continuity; advantages and disadvantages of continuity and the effect of continuity on outcomes, hence on the quality of care. Electronic databases and other websites were searched for relevant literature. The results of this review showed that continuity of care is influenced by demographic factors, factors related to patients and healthcare professionals, patient-healthcare professional relationship, inter-professional factors, role of receptionists and organisational factors. Several advantages were found to be associated with most types of continuity in various medical disciplines preventive medicine, general health, maternity and child health, mental and psychosocial health, chronic diseases and costs of care.Various factors influenced different types of continuity. Most types of continuity were associated with good outcomes, hence indirectly affecting the quality of care. Health care professionals and policy makers should be aware of the effect of continuity on quality of care and of the factors that influence continuity if they wish to preserve it as a core value of primary care. PMID:21748104

  7. High-volume centers.

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    Vespa, P; Diringer, Michael N

    2011-09-01

    Outcome from trauma, surgery, and a variety of other medical conditions has been shown to be positively affected by providing treatment at facilities experiencing a high volume of patients with those conditions. An electronic literature search was made to identify English-language articles available through March 2011, addressing the effect of patient treatment volume on outcome for patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Limited data were identified, with 16 citations included in the current review. Over 60% of hospitals fall into the lowest case-volume quartile. Outcome is influenced by patient volume, with better outcome occurring in high-volume centers treating >60 cases per year. Patients treated at low-volume hospitals are less likely to experience definitive treatment. Furthermore, transfer to high-volume centers may be inadequately arranged. Several factors may influence the better outcome at high-volume centers, including the availability of neurointensivists and interventional neuroradiologists. PMID:21792754

  8. Navajo History. Volume 1.

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    Yazzie, Ethelou, Ed.

    This volume, an account of the prerecorded history of the Navajos, is the first of a series of two volumes. (Volume 2 will take up recorded history.) From the knowledge of verbal literature supplied by Navajos themselves, this composite was completed to help alleviate the lack of materials on Navajo culture. Consensus, the authors point out, was…

  9. Variable volume maser techniques

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    Reinhardt, V. S.

    1977-01-01

    The frequency stability of hydrogen masers in variable volume storage bulbs is discussed in terms of wall shift. Variable volume devices discussed include: Brenner flexible bulb, Debely device, and the concertina hydrogen maser. A flexible cone variable volume element outside the cavity is described.

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  11. 45 CFR 660.9 - How does the Director receive and respond to comments?

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    2014-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false How does the Director receive and respond to comments? 660.9 Section 660.9 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PROGRAMS AND...

  12. 45 CFR 660.9 - How does the Director receive and respond to comments?

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    2011-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false How does the Director receive and respond to comments? 660.9 Section 660.9 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PROGRAMS AND...

  13. 45 CFR 660.9 - How does the Director receive and respond to comments?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false How does the Director receive and respond to comments? 660.9 Section 660.9 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PROGRAMS AND...

  14. 45 CFR 660.9 - How does the Director receive and respond to comments?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false How does the Director receive and respond to comments? 660.9 Section 660.9 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PROGRAMS AND...

  15. 75 FR 78804 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for HCTC Program Forms

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    ... individual who wishes to have a Central Withholding Agreement (CWA). This form instructs him how to make his... Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or...

  16. 76 FR 73601 - Request for Comments on Additional USPTO Satellite Offices for the Nationwide Workforce Program

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    ... United States Patent and Trademark Office Request for Comments on Additional USPTO Satellite Offices for... in gathering information on potential locations for future USPTO satellite offices that the USPTO is...). The establishment of satellite offices is an important component of the USPTO's continued efforts...

  17. 75 FR 67164 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2001-42

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    ... continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44...-42, Modified Endowment Contract Correction Program Extension. DATES: Written comments should be....Hopkins@irs.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Modified Endowment Contract Correction...

  18. 77 FR 42728 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

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    ...=C4FF690D&rs=WLW12.04 of the Commission's rules. Quarterly loop cost and loop count data filings are... of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act... and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information...

  19. "Comments on Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes": Expanding the New Literacies Conversation

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    Leu, Donald J.; O'Byrne, W. Ian; Zawilinski, Lisa; McVerry, J. Greg; Everett-Cacopardo, Heidi

    2009-01-01

    Using a popularized notion such as Web 2.0 limits research efforts by employing a binary construct, one initially prompted by commercial concerns. Instead, the authors of this article, commenting on Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes (2009), suggest that continuous, not dichotomous, change in the technologies of literacy and learning defines the…

  20. 75 FR 8384 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-NEW; FEMA...

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    ... SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection...: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; new.... SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork...

  1. 40 CFR 104.3 - Notice of hearing; objection; public comment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Notice of hearing; objection; public comment. 104.3 Section 104.3 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS PUBLIC HEARINGS ON EFFLUENT STANDARDS FOR TOXIC POLLUTANTS § 104.3 Notice of hearing;...

  2. 10 CFR 51.73 - Request for comments on draft environmental impact statement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Request for comments on draft environmental impact statement. 51.73 Section 51.73 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION... environmental impact statement. Each draft environmental impact statement and each supplement to a...

  3. 40 CFR 124.209 - What are the requirements for responding to comments?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 22 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false What are the requirements for responding to comments? 124.209 Section 124.209 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS PROCEDURES FOR DECISIONMAKING Procedures for RCRA Standardized...

  4. 40 CFR 124.209 - What are the requirements for responding to comments?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 22 2014-07-01 2013-07-01 true What are the requirements for responding to comments? 124.209 Section 124.209 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS PROCEDURES FOR DECISIONMAKING Procedures for RCRA Standardized...

  5. 40 CFR 124.209 - What are the requirements for responding to comments?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false What are the requirements for responding to comments? 124.209 Section 124.209 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS PROCEDURES FOR DECISIONMAKING Procedures for RCRA Standardized...

  6. 40 CFR 124.209 - What are the requirements for responding to comments?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false What are the requirements for responding to comments? 124.209 Section 124.209 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS PROCEDURES FOR DECISIONMAKING Procedures for RCRA Standardized...

  7. 40 CFR 124.209 - What are the requirements for responding to comments?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 21 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What are the requirements for responding to comments? 124.209 Section 124.209 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS PROCEDURES FOR DECISIONMAKING Procedures for RCRA Standardized...

  8. 14 CFR 158.24 - Notice and opportunity for public comment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AIRPORTS PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGES (PFC'S) Application and Approval § 158.24 Notice... written notice and an opportunity for public comment before: (i) Filing an application with the FAA for authority to impose a PFC under § 158.25(b); (ii) Filing an application with the FAA for authority to...

  9. 77 FR 11135 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: STAR METRICS (Science and Technology for America's...

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    2012-02-24

    ... HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: STAR METRICS... valid OMB control number. Proposed Collection: Title: STAR METRICS (Science and Technology for America's... Information Collection: The aim of STAR METRICS is twofold. The goal of STAR METRICS is to continue to...

  10. 75 FR 41860 - Agency Information Collection Activities;Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    ... sanitary services; retail trade; finance, insurance, and real estate; and services (excluding business... rate of affiliation of 16.75 percent, see 69 FR 33324, 33334 (June 15, 2004), reduced by a continuing...: Comments must be filed by September 17, 2010. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit...

  11. 45 CFR 660.9 - How does the Director receive and respond to comments?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false How does the Director receive and respond to comments? 660.9 Section 660.9 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION PROGRAMS AND...

  12. 78 FR 19260 - Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request...

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    2013-03-29

    ... Federal Register (77 FR 69620) on November 20, 2012 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for..., referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ- OAR-2005-0161, to (1) EPA online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred... continue to collect annual reports, initial registrations and updates by way of the Agency's CDX...

  13. 77 FR 65549 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Final Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-29

    ...The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), as a part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal Agencies to comment on the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Ex-Im Bank has made the following changes to this...

  14. 75 FR 2933 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8879-S

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    2010-01-19

    ... public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing... personal identification number (PIN) to electronically sign a corporation's electronic income tax return... Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,360....

  15. 76 FR 770 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey

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    2011-01-06

    ... to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as... inventories, and inventories/sales ratios in the United States by selected kinds of business for merchant..., consisting of about 4,500 wholesale businesses, is drawn from the Business Register, which contains...

  16. 78 FR 39714 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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    2013-07-02

    ... FR 6074). Comments were solicited and continue to be invited on: (a) Whether the collection of... proposing a new information collection titled, ``Program Evaluation of Financial Empowerment Training... Empowerment Training Programs. OMB Control Number: 3170-XXXX. Type of Review: New collection (Request for...

  17. 78 FR 12336 - Draft Program Comment for Extending the Duration of Programmatic Agreements Based on the...

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    2013-02-22

    ...The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is considering issuing a Program Comment for the DOE that would continue its program of tailored compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Weatherization Related Grant Programs: WAP, SEP, and EECBG. The ACHP seeks public input on the proposed Program......

  18. 77 FR 58872 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2012-09-24

    ... the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and solicitation of public comment. SUMMARY: The U.S... information collection: 10 CFR Part 40, ``Domestic Licensing of Source Material.'' 2. Current OMB approval... Part 40 are collected and evaluated on a continuing basis as events occur. There is a...

  19. 77 FR 67737 - Proposed Information Collection (Student Verification of Enrollment) Activity: Comment Request

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    2012-11-13

    ... AFFAIRS Proposed Information Collection (Student Verification of Enrollment) Activity: Comment Request...: Student Verification of Enrollment, VA Form 22-8979. OMB Control Number: 2900-0465. Type of Review... of actual attendance and verification of the student's continued enrollment in courses leading to...

  20. 75 FR 21351 - Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2010-04-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers' Compensation Programs Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort...

  1. 75 FR 11912 - Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2010-03-12

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers' Compensation Programs Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation; Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort...

  2. 75 FR 40028 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8283-V

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY... Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the...

  3. 77 FR 31342 - Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC-914); Comment Request; Extension

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    2012-05-25

    ... Production and Cogeneration Facilities, Order No. 671, 71 FR 7852 (2/15/2006), FERC Stats. & Regs. ] 31,203... and its continuing obligation to review its policies encouraging cogeneration and small power... soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection, Cogeneration and Small...

  4. 76 FR 13980 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2012 Economic Census Covering the Information...

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    2011-03-15

    ..., Entertainment, and Recreation; and Other Services (Except Public Administration) sectors (as defined by the... public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C....

  5. 76 FR 587 - Comment Request for Information Collection for Extension With Revisions

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    2011-01-05

    ... public administration and are necessary tools for maintaining and demonstrating system integrity. The use... Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to... general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or...

  6. 77 FR 55812 - Proposed Extension of Approval of Information Collection; Comment Request-Baby Bouncers and...

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    ... Register of September 5, 2012, in FR Doc. 2012- 21730, beginning on page 54568 in the third ] column, and continuing on page 54569 in the first column, correct the second and third sentences of the ADDRESSES section... written comments be submitted by October 5, 2012, by fax to the Office of Information and...

  7. 21 CFR 312.41 - Comment and advice on an IND.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 5 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Comment and advice on an IND. 312.41 Section 312.41 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED... sponsor under this section are solely advisory and do not require any modification in the planned...

  8. 10 CFR 110.85 - Notice of hearing consisting of written comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Notice of hearing consisting of written comments. 110.85 Section 110.85 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) EXPORT AND IMPORT OF NUCLEAR EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL Public Participation Procedures Concerning License Applications § 110.85 Notice of...

  9. Basketball training increases striatum volume.

    PubMed

    Park, In Sung; Lee, Kea Joo; Han, Jong Woo; Lee, Nam Joon; Lee, Won Teak; Park, Kyung Ah; Rhyu, Im Joo

    2011-02-01

    The striatum is associated with the learning and retention of motor skills. Several studies have shown that motor learning induces neuronal changes in the striatum. We investigated whether macroscopic change in striatum volume occurs in a segment of the human population who learned basketball-related motor skills and practiced them throughout their entire athletic life. Three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging volumetry was performed in basketball players and healthy controls, and striatum volumes were compared based on basketball proficiency, region and side. We identified morphological enlargement in the striatum of basketball players in comparison with controls. Our results suggest that continued practice and repetitive performance of basketball-related motor skills may induce plastic structural changes in the human striatum.

  10. 77 FR 56874 - Extension of Comment Period: Remedies for Small Copyright Claims: Additional Comments

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    2012-09-14

    ...The Copyright Office is extending the period of public comment in response to its August 23, 2012 Notice of Inquiry requesting additional comments regarding issues relating to remedies for small copyright...

  11. 78 FR 26374 - An Evaluation of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act Workload Adjuster; Request for Comments

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    2013-05-06

    ...,'' subsection B, which was reauthorized by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA... changes in workload volume and complexity in the human drug review program and present options to... public comment, FDA can adopt appropriate change to the workload adjustment methodology, if...

  12. Continuous Flow Microfluidic Bioparticle Concentrator

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Martel, Joseph M.; Smith, Kyle C.; Dlamini, Mcolisi; Pletcher, Kendall; Yang, Jennifer; Karabacak, Murat; Haber, Daniel A.; Kapur, Ravi; Toner, Mehmet

    2015-06-01

    Innovative microfluidic technology has enabled massively parallelized and extremely efficient biological and clinical assays. Many biological applications developed and executed with traditional bulk processing techniques have been translated and streamlined through microfluidic processing with the notable exception of sample volume reduction or centrifugation, one of the most widely utilized processes in the biological sciences. We utilize the high-speed phenomenon known as inertial focusing combined with hydraulic resistance controlled multiplexed micro-siphoning allowing for the continuous concentration of suspended cells into pre-determined volumes up to more than 400 times smaller than the input with a yield routinely above 95% at a throughput of 240 ml/hour. Highlighted applications are presented for how the technology can be successfully used for live animal imaging studies, in a system to increase the efficient use of small clinical samples, and finally, as a means of macro-to-micro interfacing allowing large samples to be directly coupled to a variety of powerful microfluidic technologies.

  13. Continuous Flow Microfluidic Bioparticle Concentrator

    PubMed Central

    Martel, Joseph M.; Smith, Kyle C.; Dlamini, Mcolisi; Pletcher, Kendall; Yang, Jennifer; Karabacak, Murat; Haber, Daniel A.; Kapur, Ravi; Toner, Mehmet

    2015-01-01

    Innovative microfluidic technology has enabled massively parallelized and extremely efficient biological and clinical assays. Many biological applications developed and executed with traditional bulk processing techniques have been translated and streamlined through microfluidic processing with the notable exception of sample volume reduction or centrifugation, one of the most widely utilized processes in the biological sciences. We utilize the high-speed phenomenon known as inertial focusing combined with hydraulic resistance controlled multiplexed micro-siphoning allowing for the continuous concentration of suspended cells into pre-determined volumes up to more than 400 times smaller than the input with a yield routinely above 95% at a throughput of 240 ml/hour. Highlighted applications are presented for how the technology can be successfully used for live animal imaging studies, in a system to increase the efficient use of small clinical samples, and finally, as a means of macro-to-micro interfacing allowing large samples to be directly coupled to a variety of powerful microfluidic technologies. PMID:26061253

  14. Report on Federal Productivity. Volume 1, Productivity Trends, FY 1967-1973.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Joint Financial Management Improvement Program, Washington, DC.

    Volume 1 reports on Federal productivity and productivity trends for Fiscal Years 1967-1973, and comments on the causes of productivity increases and decreases. The report, prepared to promote improved financial management in individual agencies and on a government-wide scale, includes productivity measurement data supplied by 46 agencies. The…

  15. Newsletter for Asian and Middle Eastern Languages on Computer, Volume 1, Numbers 3 & 4.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Meadow, Anthony, Ed.

    1986-01-01

    Volume 1, numbers 3 and 4, of the newsletter on the use of non-Western languages with computers contains the following articles: "Reversing the Screen under MS/PC-DOS" (Dan Brink); "Comments on Diacritics Using Wordstar, etc. and CP/M Software for Non-Western Languages" (Michael Broschat); "Carving Tibetan in Silicon: A Tibetan Font for the…

  16. NCPA No. 2: IX comments and responses to Draft JES

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1980-01-01

    Comments received from twenty-six separate entities are included. Following each letter or set of comments are staff responses. Sections of the draft environmental statement which have been revised in response to these comments are noted. (PCS)

  17. 76 FR 27751 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

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    2011-05-12

    ... Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the... assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette B. Lawrence, Internal...

  18. 77 FR 12371 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-29

    ... Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the... assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal...

  19. 76 FR 69329 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-08

    ... Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the... assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette B. Lawrence, Internal...

  20. 75 FR 56659 - Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Regulation Project

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    2010-09-16

    ... Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Regulation Project AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the... consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Gerald Shields, Internal Revenue Service, room...

  1. 78 FR 66423 - Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Regulation Project

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    2013-11-05

    ... Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection: Comment Request for Regulation Project AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the... consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, room...

  2. 78 FR 39832 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-02

    ... Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the.... ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129,...

  3. Planning for Project Continuation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Berry, Grant, Jr.

    Designed to help colleges plan for the successful continuation of educational improvement projects beyond the end of their original funding period, this report presents a case study of Pennsylvania College of Technology's (PCT's) efforts to ensure the continuation of a Title III faculty development program. After describing the the Title III…

  4. Library of Continuation Algorithms

    2005-03-01

    LOCA (Library of Continuation Algorithms) is scientific software written in C++ that provides advanced analysis tools for nonlinear systems. In particular, it provides parameter continuation algorithms. bifurcation tracking algorithms, and drivers for linear stability analysis. The algorithms are aimed at large-scale applications that use Newton’s method for their nonlinear solve.

  5. Continuing Vocational Training (CVT).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Drogosz-Zablocka, Elzbieta; Izycka, Halina; Trzeciak, Wlodzimierz

    Polish continuing education (CE) includes education, further education, and professional development in and out of school; in day, evening, or weekend courses; and distance education. The state, workplaces, grants, and foreign assistance provide financing. A variety of organizations cooperate to provide continuing education. High-risk groups…

  6. The Tactile Continuity Illusion

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kitagawa, Norimichi; Igarashi, Yuka; Kashino, Makio

    2009-01-01

    We can perceive the continuity of an object or event by integrating spatially/temporally discrete sensory inputs. The mechanism underlying this perception of continuity has intrigued many researchers and has been well documented in both the visual and auditory modalities. The present study shows for the first time to our knowledge that an illusion…

  7. Residential Continuing Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Houle, Cyril O.

    The theme of this discursive essay is residential continuing education: its definition, its development along somewhat different lines in Europe and in America, and its practice in university centers in the United States. Continuing education includes any learning or teaching program that is based on the assumptions that the learners have studied…

  8. 33 CFR 230.19 - Comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Comments. 230.19 Section 230.19 Navigation and Navigable Waters CORPS OF ENGINEERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTING NEPA § 230.19 Comments. District commanders shall request comments as set forth in 40 CFR 1503 and 1506.6. A lack of...

  9. Two further comments on Durkheim's Le Suicide.

    PubMed

    Andriessen, Karl

    2007-01-01

    It appears that the publications of Goldney and Schioldann (2000, 2001a,b, 2002) touched a chord, namely, the quality of the basic literature of contemporary suicidology and the usage of certain words and concepts. This paper adds two comments to this discussion. The first comment focuses on the usage of "altruistic," "egoistic," and "anomic" suicide. The second is a comment on the reception of Le Suicide.

  10. 76 FR 10071 - Division of Federal Employees' Compensation; Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment...

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    2011-02-23

    ...The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to......

  11. 78 FR 77170 - Division of Federal Employees' Compensation Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment...

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    2013-12-20

    ...The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to......

  12. 78 FR 36607 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2013-06-18

    ... municipal securities dealer's unfinished business. Based upon past submissions, the staff estimates that, on... techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and...

  13. 75 FR 32823 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2010-06-09

    ... Commission permits verification of compliance with securities law requirements and assures the public.... Please direct your written comments to Charles Boucher, Director/ CIO, Securities and Exchange...

  14. Comments on Gaugino Screening

    SciTech Connect

    Cohen, Timothy; Hook, Anson; Wecht, Brian

    2012-02-15

    Gauge mediated models of supersymmetry breaking often exhibit 'gaugino screening,' where to leading order in F, gaugino masses are unaffected by higher dimensional Kahler potential interactions between the supersymmetry breaking spurion and the messengers. We provide a derivation of this phenomenon which utilizes the gaugino counterterm originally proposed in the context of anomaly mediation by Dine and Seiberg. We argue that this counterterm is present when there are non-zero messenger F-terms, and can cancel the leading order Feynman diagram contribution to the gaugino mass. We provide a nontrivial check of the regulator independence of our results by performing the computation using both dimensional reduction and Pauli-Villars. This analysis reconciles an apparent contradiction between diagrammatics and analytic continuation into superspace.

  15. Comments from physicsworld.com

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2010-01-01

    "An insult to the lecturer's intelligence." This blunt assessment of lecturer-training courses appeared as part of João Magueijo's Forum article on programmes designed to help UK academics learn how to teach undergraduates ("Cargo-cult training" December 2009 pp16-17). Judging from the comments his article garnered online, complaints about such courses are not unique to the UK, although there is also another side to the story.

  16. 77 FR 41376 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-07-13

    ...On Tuesday, July 3, 2012, the Committee published a Notice in Federal Register Volume 77, Number 128, Page 39486 of its intent to submit to the Office of Management and Budget for its review an information collection concerning Committee Forms 403 and 404. The date cited, July 28, 2009, for persons interested in submitting comments about the collection was incorrect and should have read July......

  17. Automatic volume calibration system

    SciTech Connect

    Gates, A.J.; Aaron, C.C.

    1985-05-06

    The Automatic Volume Calibration System presently consists of three independent volume-measurement subsystems and can possibly be expanded to five subsystems. When completed, the system will manually or automatically perform the sequence of valve-control and data-acquisition operations required to measure given volumes. An LSI-11 minicomputer controls the vacuum and pressure sources and controls solenoid control valves to open and close various volumes. The input data are obtained from numerous displacement, temperature, and pressure sensors read by the LSI-11. The LSI-11 calculates the unknown volume from the data acquired during the sequence of valve operations. The results, based on the Ideal Gas Law, also provide information for feedback and control. This paper describes the volume calibration system, its subsystems, and the integration of the various instrumentation used in the system's design and development. 11 refs., 13 figs., 4 tabs.

  18. A New Beginning. Volume I: July, 1985-June, 1986. A Collection of Essays: Recommendations Related to Education in General and Vocational-Technical Education in Particular.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    North Carolina State Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Raleigh.

    This is the first of five volumes of essays in the form of recommendations for the improvement of programs, services, and activities offered through vocational-technical education in North Carolina. The volume explains the rationale for, and comments on, 17 recommendations prepared by the State Advisory Council on Vocational Education for fiscal…

  19. New Opportunities. Volume IV: July, 1988-June, 1989. A Collection of Essays: Recommendations Related to Education in General and Vocational-Technical Education in Particular.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    North Carolina State Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Raleigh.

    This is the fourth of five volumes of essays in the form of recommendations for the improvement of programs, services, and activities offered through vocational-technical education in North Carolina. The volume explains the rationale for and comments on 21 recommendations prepared by the State Advisory Council on Vocational Education for fiscal…

  20. Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4

    2011-05-26

    09/30/2011 Became Public Law No: 112-33. (TXT | PDF) (All Actions) Notes: Continuing appropriations through 10/4/2011. Tracker: This bill has the status Became LawHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  1. Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012

    THOMAS, 112th Congress

    Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6

    2011-07-21

    10/05/2011 Became Public Law No: 112-36. (TXT | PDF) (All Actions) Notes: Continuing appropriations through 11/18/2011. Tracker: This bill has the status Became LawHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  2. Locating Continuing Education Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mason, Robert C.

    1986-01-01

    Emphasizes program location as an important component of the marketing plan for continuing education. Also discusses relations among program location and quality, costs, supportive services, and economies of scale. (CH)

  3. Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18

    2009-06-26

    09/30/2010 Became Public Law No: 111-242. (TXT | PDF) (All Actions) Notes: Continuing appropriations through 12/3/2010. Tracker: This bill has the status Became LawHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  4. Continual improvement plan

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1994-01-01

    NASA's approach to continual improvement (CI) is a systems-oriented, agency-wide approach that builds on the past accomplishments of NASA Headquarters and its field installations and helps achieve NASA's vision, mission, and values. The NASA of the future will fully use the principles of continual improvement in every aspect of its operations. This NASA CI plan defines a systematic approach and a model for continual improvement throughout NASA, stressing systems integration and optimization. It demonstrates NASA's constancy of purpose for improvement - a consistent vision of NASA as a worldwide leader in top-quality science, technology, and management practices. The CI plan provides the rationale, structures, methods, and steps, and it defines NASA's short term (1-year) objectives for improvement. The CI plan presents the deployment strategies necessary for cascading the goals and objectives throughout the agency. It also provides guidance on implementing continual improvement with participation from top leadership and all levels of employees.

  5. Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5

    2014-09-09

    09/19/2014 Became Public Law No: 113-164. (TXT | PDF) (All Actions) Notes: Continuing appropriations through 12/11/2014. Tracker: This bill has the status Became LawHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  6. Front Matter: Volume 8454

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    SPIE, Proceedings of

    2012-05-01

    This PDF file contains the front matter associated with SPIE Proceedings Volume 8454, including the Title Page, Copyright information, Table of Contents, Introduction, and Conference Committee listing.

  7. Precision volume measurement system.

    SciTech Connect

    Fischer, Erin E.; Shugard, Andrew D.

    2004-11-01

    A new precision volume measurement system based on a Kansas City Plant (KCP) design was built to support the volume measurement needs of the Gas Transfer Systems (GTS) department at Sandia National Labs (SNL) in California. An engineering study was undertaken to verify or refute KCP's claims of 0.5% accuracy. The study assesses the accuracy and precision of the system. The system uses the ideal gas law and precise pressure measurements (of low-pressure helium) in a temperature and computer controlled environment to ratio a known volume to an unknown volume.

  8. Adaptive continuous twisting algorithm

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Moreno, Jaime A.; Negrete, Daniel Y.; Torres-González, Victor; Fridman, Leonid

    2016-09-01

    In this paper, an adaptive continuous twisting algorithm (ACTA) is presented. For double integrator, ACTA produces a continuous control signal ensuring finite time convergence of the states to zero. Moreover, the control signal generated by ACTA compensates the Lipschitz perturbation in finite time, i.e. its value converges to the opposite value of the perturbation. ACTA also keeps its convergence properties, even in the case that the upper bound of the derivative of the perturbation exists, but it is unknown.

  9. Advances in planetary geology, volume 2

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1986-01-01

    This publication is a continuation of volume 1; it is a compilation of reports focusing on research into the origin and evolution of the solar system with emphasis on planetary geology. Specific reports include a multispectral and geomorphic investigation of the surface of Europa and a geologic interpretation of remote sensing data for the Martian volcano Ascreaus Mons.

  10. 10 CFR 63.332 - Representative volume.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Representative volume. 63.332 Section 63.332 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) DISPOSAL OF HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES IN A GEOLOGIC REPOSITORY AT YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA Postclosure Public Health and Environmental Standards...

  11. Advances in planetary geology, volume 2

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1986-07-01

    This publication is a continuation of volume 1; it is a compilation of reports focusing on research into the origin and evolution of the solar system with emphasis on planetary geology. Specific reports include a multispectral and geomorphic investigation of the surface of Europa and a geologic interpretation of remote sensing data for the Martian volcano Ascreaus Mons.

  12. 10 CFR 63.332 - Representative volume.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) DISPOSAL OF HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES IN A GEOLOGIC... representative volume: (1) It includes the highest concentration level in the plume of contamination in the... plume of contamination in the accessible environment; and (iii) Pumping rates and the placement of...

  13. 10 CFR 63.332 - Representative volume.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) DISPOSAL OF HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES IN A GEOLOGIC... representative volume: (1) It includes the highest concentration level in the plume of contamination in the... plume of contamination in the accessible environment; and (iii) Pumping rates and the placement of...

  14. 10 CFR 63.332 - Representative volume.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) DISPOSAL OF HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES IN A GEOLOGIC... representative volume: (1) It includes the highest concentration level in the plume of contamination in the... plume of contamination in the accessible environment; and (iii) Pumping rates and the placement of...

  15. 10 CFR 63.332 - Representative volume.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) DISPOSAL OF HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES IN A GEOLOGIC... representative volume: (1) It includes the highest concentration level in the plume of contamination in the... plume of contamination in the accessible environment; and (iii) Pumping rates and the placement of...

  16. Directions in Rehabilitation Counseling. Volume 9.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Directions in Rehabilitation Counseling, 1998

    1998-01-01

    Rehabilitation counselors must stay apprised of numerous issues in their field. To help them remain current, this volume features 12 lessons which can count as continuing education credits. Lesson 1 explores issues surrounding Latino clients, focusing on cultural considerations, ethnic identity, and the counselor-client relationship. Sexuality…

  17. Continuous parallel coordinates.

    PubMed

    Heinrich, Julian; Weiskopf, Daniel

    2009-01-01

    Typical scientific data is represented on a grid with appropriate interpolation or approximation schemes,defined on a continuous domain. The visualization of such data in parallel coordinates may reveal patterns latently contained in the data and thus can improve the understanding of multidimensional relations. In this paper, we adopt the concept of continuous scatterplots for the visualization of spatially continuous input data to derive a density model for parallel coordinates. Based on the point-line duality between scatterplots and parallel coordinates, we propose a mathematical model that maps density from a continuous scatterplot to parallel coordinates and present different algorithms for both numerical and analytical computation of the resulting density field. In addition, we show how the 2-D model can be used to successively construct continuous parallel coordinates with an arbitrary number of dimensions. Since continuous parallel coordinates interpolate data values within grid cells, a scalable and dense visualization is achieved, which will be demonstrated for typical multi-variate scientific data.

  18. 75 FR 57506 - Summary of Comments

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    2010-09-21

    ... State policymakers, businesses, and job seekers. In a Federal Register Notice on March 16, 2010 (75 FR... landfill gas and municipal solid waste as renewable sources, and remove hydrogen fuel cells. One comment.... One comment recommended merging category 4 and category 5 (recycling and waste reduction), noting...

  19. 16 CFR 1102.12 - Manufacturer comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... PUBLICLY AVAILABLE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY INFORMATION DATABASE (Eff. Jan. 10, 2011) Content Requirements... private labeler in the Database if such manufacturer comment meets the following requirements: (1... that is submitted for publication in the Database. (2) Unique identifier. A manufacturer comment...

  20. 78 FR 39290 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-01

    ... Register on April 25, 2013. See 78 FR 24420 (Apr. 25, 2013). The 60-day comment period closed on June 24... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Federal Housing Finance Agency. ACTION: 30-day...

  1. 78 FR 76109 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-16

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

  2. 76 FR 14106 - Proposed Collection, Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-15

    ... of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of... Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) . This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the... Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of...

  3. 33 CFR 230.19 - Comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... CFR 1503 and 1506.6. A lack of response may be presumed to indicate that the party has no comment to.... See 40 CFR 1506.6(c). Refer to paragraph 12, 33 CFR part 325, appendix B for regulatory actions. (c) Comments received on the draft EIS. See 40 CFR 1503.4. District commanders will pay particular attention...

  4. 33 CFR 230.19 - Comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... CFR 1503 and 1506.6. A lack of response may be presumed to indicate that the party has no comment to.... See 40 CFR 1506.6(c). Refer to paragraph 12, 33 CFR part 325, appendix B for regulatory actions. (c) Comments received on the draft EIS. See 40 CFR 1503.4. District commanders will pay particular attention...

  5. 76 FR 8386 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-14

    ... information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60... COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request; Copies Available From: Securities and.... Rule 433 (17 CFR 230.433) governs the use and filing of free writing prospectuses under the...

  6. 77 FR 25441 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-04-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau), as part...

  7. 78 FR 56681 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-09-13

    ... Department of the Army Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Department of the Army, DoD. ACTION... Department of the Army announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the..., Interim Policy for DoD Physical Access Control and AR 190-13, Army Physical security. Data is employed...

  8. 78 FR 41044 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2013-07-09

    ... Department of the Navy Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Department of the Navy, DoD. ACTION... of the Navy announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the... of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Commander, Navy...

  9. 78 FR 56758 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2013-09-13

    ... for director in the company's proxy materials. This information is intended to assist shareholders in... collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and... (``Commission'') is soliciting comments on the collection of information summarized below. The Commission...

  10. 77 FR 5090 - Proposed Collection: Comment Request

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    2012-02-01

    ... Bureau of the Public Debt Proposed Collection: Comment Request ACTION: Notice and request for comments... 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently the Bureau of the Public Debt within the... the Public Debt, Bruce A. Sharp, 200 Third Street A4-A, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328, or...

  11. 77 FR 32179 - Proposed Collection: Comment Request

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    2012-05-31

    ... Bureau of the Public Debt Proposed Collection: Comment Request ACTION: Notice and request for comments... 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently the Bureau of the Public Debt within the... to Bureau of the Public Debt, Bruce A. Sharp, 200 Third Street A4-A, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328,...

  12. 75 FR 14660 - Proposed Collection: Comment Request

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    2010-03-26

    ... Bureau of the Public Debt Proposed Collection: Comment Request ACTION: Notice and request for comments... 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently the Bureau of the Public Debt within the... Public Debt, Judi Owens, 200 Third Street, A4-A, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328, or...

  13. 78 FR 149 - Proposed Collection: Comment Request

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    2013-01-02

    ... Bureau of the Public Debt Proposed Collection: Comment Request ACTION: Notice and request for comments... 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently the Bureau of the Public Debt within the... to Bureau of the Public Debt, Bruce A. Sharp, 200 Third Street A4-A, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328,...

  14. 75 FR 14659 - Proposed Collection: Comment Request

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    2010-03-26

    ... Bureau of the Public Debt Proposed Collection: Comment Request ACTION: Notice and request for comments... of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently the Bureau of the Public Debt within... Debt, Judi Owens, 200 Third Street, A4-A, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328, or judi.owens@bpd.treas.gov ....

  15. 75 FR 14659 - Proposed Collection: Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-03-26

    ... Bureau of the Public Debt Proposed Collection: Comment Request ACTION: Notice and request for comments... 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently the Bureau of the Public Debt within the... to Bureau of the Public Debt, Judi Owens, 200 Third Street, A4-A, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328, or...

  16. 7 CFR 1.416 - Comment period.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... of Sourcing Area Applications and Formal Review of Sourcing Areas Pursuant to the Forest Resources Conservation and Shortage Relief Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 620 et seq.) § 1.416 Comment period. Written comments on a sourcing area application or on a formal review of a sourcing area shall include the...

  17. 75 FR 5372 - Proposed Collection: Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-02

    ... Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the Special Bond of Indemnity to the United States of America. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before March 29, 2010, to be assured...) 480-8150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Special Bond of Indemnity by Purchaser of United...

  18. 78 FR 46002 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2013-07-30

    ... Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice and... Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Community Development... comments to Mia Sowell, Senior Policy and Program Officer, Community Development Financial...

  19. 75 FR 517 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2010-01-05

    ... Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice and... Act of 1995, Public Law No. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Community Development... comments to Jodie Harris, Associate Program Manager, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund,...

  20. 78 FR 78938 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2013-12-27

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

  1. 78 FR 78948 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-27

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

  2. 78 FR 78947 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-27

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

  3. 78 FR 78950 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-27

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

  4. 77 FR 8822 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-15

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

  5. 76 FR 6498 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2011-02-04

    ... ARTS AND HUMANITIES Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: National Endowment for the Humanities. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is soliciting public comments on..., National Endowment for the Humanities, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 311, Washington, DC 20506, or...

  6. 77 FR 10782 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2012-02-23

    ... ARTS AND HUMANITIES Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: National Endowment for the Humanities, National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is soliciting public comments on the proposed information collection described below....

  7. 33 CFR 230.19 - Comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... CFR 1503 and 1506.6. A lack of response may be presumed to indicate that the party has no comment to.... See 40 CFR 1506.6(c). Refer to paragraph 12, 33 CFR part 325, appendix B for regulatory actions. (c) Comments received on the draft EIS. See 40 CFR 1503.4. District commanders will pay particular attention...

  8. 76 FR 16461 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2011-03-23

    ... COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and... hour traditionally has been assigned to Regulation S-X for incidental reading of the regulation. The.... Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for...

  9. 77 FR 8820 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2012-02-15

    ... of the Secretary Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Defense Logistics Agency, DoD. ACTION... Defense Logistics Agency announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on... Logistics Agency, J-651, 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 22060, or call (717)...

  10. 76 FR 17710 - Proposed Collection, Comment Request

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    2011-03-30

    ... Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed revision of the ``Report... before May 31, 2011. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of... FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, 202-691-7628 (this is not a toll...

  11. 77 FR 59225 - Proposed Collection, Comment Request

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    2012-09-26

    ... of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of... Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the... Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212....

  12. 75 FR 69128 - Proposed Collection, Comment Request

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    2010-11-10

    ... prior Federal Register Notice (75 FR 3926). The research was completed in September 2010; the forms put... of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of... Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed new collection of...

  13. Leveraging Code Comments to Improve Software Reliability

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tan, Lin

    2009-01-01

    Commenting source code has long been a common practice in software development. This thesis, consisting of three pieces of work, made novel use of the code comments written in natural language to improve software reliability. Our solution combines Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning, Statistics, and Program Analysis techniques to…

  14. 77 FR 2685 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2012-01-19

    ... 1995, Public Law 104-13. The CFPB is soliciting comments regarding the information collection requirements under OMB control number 3170- 0001, Report of Terms of Credit Card Plans. DATES: Written comments... & Regulations, at (202) 435-7678. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Report of Terms of Credit Card Plans....

  15. 78 FR 25534 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2013-05-01

    ... Bureau of the Public Debt Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice and request for comments... 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently the Bureau of the Public Debt within the... the Public Debt, Bruce A. Sharp, 200 Third Street A4-A, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328, or...

  16. 78 FR 25533 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2013-05-01

    ... Bureau of the Public Debt Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice and request for comments... 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently the Bureau of the Public Debt within the... to Bureau of the Public Debt, Bruce A. Sharp, 200 Third Street A4-A, Parkersburg, WV 26106-1328,...

  17. 78 FR 24420 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2013-04-25

    ... Floor, on business days between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. We will post all public comments we receive without... of all comments received will be available for examination by the public on business days between the... is required to collect data on: the sales price of the mortgaged property; the loan-to-value ratio...

  18. 30 CFR 256.31 - State comments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false State comments. 256.31 Section 256.31 Mineral Resources MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR OFFSHORE LEASING OF SULPHUR OR OIL AND GAS IN THE OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF Lease Sales § 256.31 State comments. (a) Within 60 days after...

  19. Mercury Continuous Emmission Monitor Calibration

    SciTech Connect

    John Schabron; Eric Kalberer; Ryan Boysen; William Schuster; Joseph Rovani

    2009-03-12

    Mercury continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMs) are being implemented in over 800 coal-fired power plant stacks throughput the U.S. Western Research Institute (WRI) is working closely with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to facilitate the development of the experimental criteria for a NIST traceability protocol for dynamic elemental mercury vapor calibrators/generators. These devices are used to calibrate mercury CEMs at power plant sites. The Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) which was published in the Federal Register on May 18, 2005 and vacated by a Federal appeals court in early 2008 required that calibration be performed with NIST-traceable standards. Despite the vacature, mercury emissions regulations in the future will require NIST traceable calibration standards, and EPA does not want to interrupt the effort towards developing NIST traceability protocols. The traceability procedures will be defined by EPA. An initial draft traceability protocol was issued by EPA in May 2007 for comment. In August 2007, EPA issued a conceptual interim traceability protocol for elemental mercury calibrators. The protocol is based on the actual analysis of the output of each calibration unit at several concentration levels ranging initially from about 2-40 {micro}g/m{sup 3} elemental mercury, and in the future down to 0.2 {micro}g/m{sup 3}, and this analysis will be directly traceable to analyses by NIST. The EPA traceability protocol document is divided into two separate sections. The first deals with the qualification of calibrator models by the vendors for use in mercury CEM calibration. The second describes the procedure that the vendors must use to certify the calibrators that meet the qualification specifications. The NIST traceable certification is performance based, traceable to analysis using isotope dilution inductively coupled plasma

  20. 78 FR 66858 - Waste Confidence-Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel

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    2013-11-07

    ...; ] NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 10 CFR Part 51 RIN 3150-AJ20 Waste Confidence--Continued Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. SUMMARY: On September 13, 2013, the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published for public...